18 September, 2021

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Rajapaksa Boycotts WWI Commemoration In Glasgow – Campaigners Welcome His Absence

Following President Rajapaksa’s decision to skip the Commonwealth Games that started just a little over a week ago, it has been reported that he would also not be attending the Commonwealth’s official First World War Commemoration Service in Glasgow next week despite being the Chair of the bloc.

Sri Lanka's President Rajapaksa attends the Executive Session III at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in PerthPresident Rajapaksa’s absence at the First World War Commemoration Service was reported in an article published in Herald Scotland, which quoted the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as stating that although an invitation was extended, he would not be attending and would instead be represented by Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the UK.

Although his decision to refrain from attending the Commonwealth Games was attributed to security concerns, it was obvious that the underlying reason were his fear of demonstrations that were to be staged upon his arrival against the backdrop of mounting allegations on human rights allegations and the culture of impunity against his regime.

Meanwhile, the Herald Scotland also reported that campaigners have welcomed President Rajapaksa’s decision to refrain from attending the event held to remember those killed in conflict.

The article had quoted Fred Carver – campaign director for the Sri Lanka Campaign For Peace And Justice, as stating: “The President of Sri Lanka, the chair of the Commonwealth, is clearly an international embarrassment, and that in turn is an embarrassment for the Commonwealth,” adding, “It is not enough for those responsible for war crimes to merely be shunned on the international stage. The British Government needs to work to bring them and their henchmen to justice.”

The Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander had also welcomed the confirmation, adding: “I have expressed deep reservations about President Rajapaksa’s suitability to represent the Commonwealth, especially as Sri Lanka remains a designated ‘country of concern’ in the UK’s annual Human Rights report.”

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  • 38
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    I can remember someone saying in an earlier article, YOU FELLOWS WILL ROT IN SRI LANKA. Very appropriate even to MARA as well.
    This fellow MARA is a reall embarrassment not only to Common Wealth but also to all Heads of States and their citizens as well.I have never seen a hypocrite and a liar like him in any Heads of States.

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      Illang kama. (asking and eating)

      We can remember how MaRa was jumping up and down to hold CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting) turning the country upside down, spending millions of dollars.

      Now MaRa is getting humiliated..

      Karma is a bitch. don’t forget!

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        Run up to the CHOGM circus government propaganda was busy claiming that direct investment of us $ 2.0 was in the pipe line , does any body know what was the actual ROI ( james Packer Casino deal and dogy Chinese & Indian back door deals can’t be taken as CHOGM deals ), apparently it seems to be on par with the other circus IIFA carnival ,what a colossal waste of tax payers money !

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          Srilal@,
          this buggers did not utter a single word about the collosal amounts of the tax payers funds that they arbitorily wasted for the chogm circus intending and lying the nation that mega event would help attracting the country to international communities. but what happened was nothign else, all their efforts backfired. Today, people of this country have all rights to know why the cost of living in the coutnry- in a NO WAR situation is sky rocketed even if the on going devleopment projects are being financed by high interest loans being deceived to china and other banks that are even blacklisted by the world accredited instituations.

          Not the least of fact and figuers that the people deserve to know are in srilanken media but telling and prevaricating that they have been doing the best for the nation – Stupid folks who are the majority are fed with kirimati as they cant open their mouths. Kirimati gilapu kimmbulu wage wewun innawa. THis meeharaka Rajapakshe have no agendas for the future of the nation.

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            Sama ,

            Have you noticed there are many instances where back firing have occurred on the King kakkille ,

            1) trying to postpone the swearing in date of the presidential oath for the second term , King tried to exploit the situation to his favour , thereby taking the swearing in ceremony one year after than the actual date , now king wants to fast forward the next presidential election , but he can’t !

            2) Hosting CHOGM circus and thereby becoming the head of Commonwealth , but now king can’t participate any ceremony as he is not welcomed in any decent country.

            3) appointing a committee to ward off PoE (Darusman Report) and subsequent releasing of LLRC report , now king is in an very awkward position where he can’t give any more lousy excuses not to implement his own panel’s recommendations .

            4) inviting Pope to visit SL to boost his image , apparently pope’s visit is a hindrance to steamrolling Presidential election in January 2015.

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        “Sabbe Sankhara Aniccha
        Sabbe Sankhara Dukkha
        Sabbe Sankhara Anaththa”

        The Buddha asked the ‘Guardians of Buddhism’ to Meditate on these Three Subjects.
        All Conditioned Things are Impermamnent,
        All Conditioned Things are Unsatisfactory,
        All Conditioned Things are Perishable!

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      Rajapaksa Boycotts WWI Commemoration In Glasgow – Campaigners Welcome His Absence

      WW1 Was the FIRST IMPERIALIST WAR

      WW2 Was The second Imperialist War.

      Why Commemorate Imperialist Wars? Stay home!

      Commemorate the Sykes–Picot Agreement between the imperialists that is at the root of the calamity in the Middle East.

      Sykes–Picot Agreement

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sykes%E2%80%93Picot_Agreement

      “The Sykes–Picot Agreement, officially known as the Asia Minor Agreement, was a secret agreement between the governments of the United Kingdom and France,[1] with the assent of Russia, defining their proposed spheres of influence and control in the Middle East should the Triple Entente succeed in defeating the Ottoman Empire during World War I. The negotiation of the treaty occurred between November 1915 and March 1916.[2] The agreement was concluded on 16 May 1916.[3]”

      “The agreement effectively divided the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire outside the Arabian peninsula into areas of future British and French control or influence.[4] The terms were negotiated by the French diplomat François Georges-Picot and British Sir Mark Sykes. The Russian Tsarist government was a minor party to the Sykes–Picot agreement, and when, following the Russian Revolution of October 1917, the Bolsheviks exposed the agreement, “the British were embarrassed, the Arabs dismayed and the Turks delighted.”[5]”

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      No human minded ones in Europe would welcome Rajapakshes and his regime.
      Having lived on the west for the last 30 years, I feel this man has ruined srilanken nation. War is no longer there within the country, but the environment criminals to breed easily was the Rajapakshes have created.

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        If my grand parents were there, they would have asked to drive away this ballige puthas and the ilk out of their sights. Today, there is nothing but thugs lead the nation while the educated have no room in the society.

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    Actually our President’s decision to not to participate for those events is not because of fear of his life or security threat. We all know that our President doesn’t have any fear for his life as he faced world ruthless terrorist leader Prabakaran. As he faced ruthless Terrorists leader these Diaspora guys are nothing for him. He was not scared of even war wining 4 Star General, Sarath Fonseka and he put General in jail by dragging him. He is not sacred to Justice system even. He chased Legal CJ out and he is still the president. On the other hand he himself declared that he will sit in electric chair happily to protect our Ranaviruwos. it means that he is ready to scarifies his life anytime and his non participation of those events are something else and the real reason is the First World War Commemoration Service in Glasgow that irate him.

    Actually Commonwealth secretariat should have organized a ceremony of war victory by Mahinda Rajapaksha and Gotabaya Rajapaksha in Sri Lanka instead of Glasgow First World War Commemoration Service as our Boss is the Boss of Commonwealth Organization. If the Commonwealth countries organized such an event in Sri Lanka our President could have explained how he defeated the LTTE and killed Tiger Leader and his son while explaining what actually happens to those who were carrying white Flags. In my opinion Commonwealth Bosses lost a big chance to learn something they can’t even Imagine.

    On the other hand even this clown, Kamalesh Sharma should have known that there will be a Presidential election in early January of next year. Our President would have been the next President as well even without a campaign for third term and created a history had this clown, Kamalesh Sharma organized this event in Sri Lanka instead Glasgow.

    We, General Public lost the opportunity to celebrate that great event by cooking Kiribath and Kaum on the road because of this clown.

    To our Hon. President.
    You may be seeing too much of Gok Kola these days Sir, but do not worry, we will celebrate the war victory in our own way again cooking kiribath and Kaum on the road.

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      Lapatiya Sadden to read your lengthy comment. Wondered, whether you are sane? Do not boast heavily about your President, He an empty vessel or in your language a ‘buckamoona’. Your president bought his presidency for the first time by paying Prabaharan millions of US $ from the President’s Tsunami fund money that he pocketed when CBK was holidaying in UK. War was won by equating LTTE to Al-Queda, and jumping into Bushes Bandwagon -‘war on terror’ so twenty odd countries jointly helped him fight the LTTE, During the final two months of the war Karuna’s men went into the battle field to spy and get info for your army and to discredit the LTTE by shooting at people escaping. Your Hon president is a village boy with cunning brain only. He an embarrassment to Srilanka and his people like you. Can’t you see that, get out of that well, to view the panoramic view. He is only wanted by and associates with Cuba, Bolivia, Uganda, Congo Pakistan, Bangladesh and Maldives, China. He became the Commonwealth head by default in 2013. His chance to hold CHOGM in 2009 and 2011 was prevented. unfortunately no other country was ready to host the 2013. Canada objected, Mauritius boycotted. Stop boasting. Start analysing the ground situation and realities. The second term of he swindled Fonseka out of his victory. The election commissioner was imprisoned within the walls of Temple trees, made to prompt the altered results. EC was offered a posting as ambassador. Do we know what happened to him or where is this poor fellow now? Not heard anything about him after the elections in 2010. Prison sentence for Fonseka was to shut his mouth. The drama of he being dragged and imprisoned was to silence others. Sarath is still on a silent mode to keep him alive and warn others. As we understand the country is run by thugs and bandits with the help of white van. Cook Kiribath and celebrate you victory.

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        Waran You are like Dr Dayan Jayatilake.
        What you were saying was right but you cant understand straight forward sarcasm/basics.
        You have completely misread and missed the whole point of Lapatiya’s comments.
        If you are new to this forum just be patient observe first.

        I wonder who were those 21 nut cases (Altar boy must have given 5 negative votes using free lappies but the rest?)

        We all do luv Lapatiya’s humor.

        Lapatiya – I would supply Kiribath to thousands when Tsunami Fund Embezzler falls. I have a hunch at the running rate Uva is going to be a turning point and a Moral Booster for both UNP & JVP.

        Fat Shashi with his Kataragama fortunes and his wife’s alcohol profit take the other Sashi (wife of Ex Beggar Mrs. Sangili Panikki Wimalasena) since she is well experienced probably run to Seashells to do a wire transfer after the elections.
        You can do wonders if you bribe a Black Label to custom/immigration officers. That’s country is like Srilanka in the 70s under SLFP.

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          T/H,

          Don’t take him serious. He is telling 4 Waran.

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      … and now the time has come for him to sit on the electric chair!

    • 8
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      Nice and witty.

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      Hi Lapatiya,
      Your witty glorification of His Excellency the High and Mighty President was indeed funny!!
      Sadly some readers cannot see through your wit….But you are safe from the White Vans!
      Kalu Nangi

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      This is when we have to say “Waran, umbata walige paagila”

      Sad you cannot understand Lapatiya’s sarcasm .Waran read Lapatiya’s comment again.

      It’s like Mark Anthony’s speech about Brutus when Julius Ceaser was killed.

      Of the 22 thumbs down Lapatiya’s received 95% must be guys like Waran who misunderstood his comment. I would like them to read it again at their leisure

  • 14
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    “The President of Sri Lanka, the chair of the Commonwealth, is clearly an international embarrassment, and that in turn is an embarrassment for the Commonwealth,” – Summarized well.
    But to elobarate

    Shame on humanity, simply! You, commonwealth, UN is no good for any common man, only to suck upto hegemonic world morons called leaders of the countries

    Example Israel irritant killings and shelling on palestinian schools, had you acted tough on srilanka in 2009, now this Israel atleast would have considered a little.

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      why should israel consider? US is their supporter…

      between what is modi doing these days. :)

  • 19
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    “The President of Sri Lanka, the chair of the Commonwealth, is clearly an international embarrassment, and that in turn is an embarrassment for the Commonwealth,”

    Excellent isn’t it. Just excellent.
    Kamalesh Stupid Sharma should go hang himself.

    Ansar – This bugger didn’t go because he cant even face the British and Canadian leaders and journalists. To fool them in Sinhalese or what?

    Like a champ he visits backward African and Latin countries where he is much more comfortable with his own class more or less. The differences is like Colombo class and Beliatta class. Mahinda Loonypaksa is the classic ‘Yasalalaka Tissa Rajawei’ character.

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    Douglas Alexander was a member Blair’s cabinet which lied to the British public to initiate a war against Iraq. The results are too well known, with some 1.4 million Iraqis paying the ultimate price quite unnecessarily. Blair today is a multimillionaire as a result, and yet these people are audacious enough to point fingers at others twisting the story to suit their purpose.

    Fred Carver should get a proper job, instead of still saying ” the GoSL detained 300,000 Tamil civilians, the survivors of this brutal war, inside camps run by military and pro-government para-militaries.”

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    Those in public affairs can run and hide. But they will have to come out to face the music. Kamlesh Sharma would have even manipulated Robert Mugabe to become the Head of the Commonwealth, if he got his venal terms. But Mugabe would never have got respect or recognition. That is the Rajapakse conundrum now. Rajapakse being shamed is of little consequence. It is a shame the Rajapakses have allowed the fair name of Sri Lanka to be dragged in the mud.

    “The President of Sri Lanka, the chair of the Commonwealth, is clearly an international embarrassment, and that in turn is an embarrassment for the Commonwealth” ….”I have expressed deep reservations about President Rajapaksa’s suitability to represent the Commonwealth”???
    What a shame!

    Sri Lanka has not been shamed to this level in the international fora, ever. This is what happens when some ignorant people “popularly” elect
    the poorly educated to lead the country.

    And MR has the gaul to say “I did not want to go” Liars have a habit of believing in their own lies – for their survival. How much more must Sri Lanka suffer by this familial misfortune?

    Backlash

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    As long as Singhalese are majority, these kind of presidents will survive, but very soon chinese and pakistanies will overcome and make singhalese minority,even then these kind of presidents will survive. If europians capture srilanka again, then the country will flurish.Very sorry to call me a Srilankan.No one can expect singhalese to support war crimes against tamils because they did not do any thing for singhala youths.

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    It’s that headline … Boycott? My foot!

    He has been warned by the Organizers that his “security cannot be guaranteed”, like he warned the UN staff on the ground in Nandikaal, with the same implication “we will kill you”.

    Otherwise, anyone seriously think this pompous megalomanic will miss a chance to sit at the head of the table at any prestigious event?

    The headline should have read “Rajapakse warned to keep away from the Commonwealth First World War Commemoration Service.

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      Just goes to show these Tamil “human rights activists” are a a bunch of uncivilised brutes who will resort to violence to get their way given the opportunity (as they always have in the past) – why else would there be any security issues? As the saying goes, you can take the Tamil out of the jungle but.. :D

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        then how to take you out of [Edited out]?

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          I hate to ruin your wet dream Manisegaran, but that’s not me stuck in your arse :D

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            Blocker/SSSM,

            ` not me `
            Wowla boy,

            That is exactly where your cele-brain is.

            Assmosis from being a foot solider in `Goo`ta freedom force.

            (^‿◕)

  • 5
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    Well said Indra.
    ‘Anyone seriously think this pompous megalomaniac will miss a chance to sit at the head of the table’

    Absolutely right, This sick power-freak hollow head would never ever miss a chance as such.
    Otherwise not even fit for a Cooperate Manager job this fellow was so lucky to be No 1 Citizen in the country courtesy – JVP.
    CBK had done an irreparable mistake in her life.

    I wish he changes his mind and go ahead to attend the commemoration Service and compel to make a U turn at the Heathrow.

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    The headline is misleading. If he is boycotting the event, there has to be a reason, such as disagreeing with the principle of the event/its ethics or some such thing.

    MR is unable to attend owing to the planned protests against him – that indicates that he cannot attend the event and face being jeered at.

    Well, MR, his henchman, Kamalesh Sharma and the rest of the Heads of the Commonwealth who attended the meeting in Sri Lanka and elected him to the Chair, I hope you realize the folly of appointing people who pay lip service to human rights (this also includes most of the heads of states).

    MR and his cronies will tell the foolish Sri Lankans that he did not attend because he believes in thumbing his nose at the West etc.

    Well Mahinda Rajapaksa, sit on the lonely Commonwealth Chair!

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    “The President of Sri Lanka, the chair of the Commonwealth, is clearly an international embarrassment, and that in turn is an embarrassment for the Commonwealth,” . “It is not enough for those responsible for war crimes to merely be shunned on the international stage. The British Government needs to work to bring them and their henchmen to justice.”

    Well said. But, what is Britain doing at the moment? It has increased its military hardware exports and expertise to same Mara’s regime more than ever before. Recently published documents on British involvement in Srilankan war has showed British special forces training Srilankan STF in Srilanka. Private British Arms manufacturers have increased their Arms exports to Srilanka with the blessings of British Government.

    Untill these nonsense stops, Mara and his henchmen know that no matter what happens in these international satges, no one can touch them. The impunity Mara and his mob enjoying is not created by Mara. But only by the same International powers who created Mara. And they will never destroy the deamon they created.

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      The same Cameron, whose bufoonery elated some LTTE supporters in the UK, on a recent visit to Israel proudly proclaimed that ‘the Conservative party has Israeli DNA within it’. The blood that one sees dripping from his hands are now known to be Palestinian.

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    This is a classic example of how the LTTE is still flourishing not only on Queen’s turf but also in Scotland.

    British Govt can’t even provide security to Heads of States who have been invited to the WW1 heroes commemoration.

    Is LTTE Bala still around

    Or PM Cameron and the Opposition Leader Milliband both have become part time Directors of the BTF?.

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      He was simply goo baye and did you notice shill sharma being given the cold english shoulder by both the Queen and Cameron.

      Its never been possible to take a meeharaka to water and make it drink.

      The day you can acomplish flying over the pavement for your vadi kahata tea at wallewatta to the loku unnahage kade then tell him how to do it.

      What about the pope giving him a ride on a monara after all she is the head of the anglican.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “This is a classic example of how the LTTE is still flourishing not only on Queen’s turf but also in Scotland.”

      How does LTTE flourish in vacuum if indeed it does?

      “British Govt can’t even provide security to Heads of States who have been invited to the WW1 heroes commemoration.”

      Why can’t British government provide security to MR?
      Can’t they or won’t they?
      Haven’t you got the message from your former colonial masters?

      Cameron came, caught MR by his balls, left unscathed.

      Your war criminal president has not only been humiliated at home turf but foreign ground as well. When will you learn?

      Thirty countries helped VP to win the war for MR. This is pay back time.

      Here is something you ought to read and think about it:

      “Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” ~Bob Marley

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        Dear Native,

        Prabakaran. perhaps is in vacuum now.

        What about his financiers, handlers and even aide de camp . who now is the elected PM of Eelaam.

        After enjoying four full days of Srilankan Hospitality, including a cricket clinic with our champ Murali , and all paid by the poor Tax payers, how can he not reciprocate to our head of state.

        He can’t because the Tigers are strong, and have political clout.

        Plus the British Politicians and the authorities are scared that the Tigers will start their old home turf tactics in the middle of London. .

        MI 5 has enough assignments already to listen to Friday prayers in every Mosque . Imagine if they need to be deployed in Eelaam suburbs as well.

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          K.A Sumanasekera

          “What about his financiers, handlers and even aide de camp . who now is the elected PM of Eelaam.”

          You forgot KP was and is the international head of LTTE finances and arms procurement. I remember reading that he is very close to the close to the clan. Please have a word with both KP and Gota. Mind you Gota stole VP’s gold and cash from Vanni which VP stole from people earlier.

          “He can’t because the Tigers are strong, and have political clout.”

          If so why couldn’t the tigers not only couldn’t save their much cherished Tamil Eelam but their leader’s sore bum?

          “Plus the British Politicians and the authorities are scared that the Tigers will start their old home turf tactics in the middle of London.”

          And you want us to believe you. Please note I am aware of the non existent car that you are trying hard to sell us. No thanks. We are alright without a car.

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            NV ,

            what a response ! keep up your good work NV .

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          `He can’t because the Tigers are strong, and have political clout.`

          Sumane why do you belch and fart now.

          You still on rice as staple but you got entangled in the `alu porata` wars on the partition that has led not just both nations but the world- bin lardens tainted knickers.

          Audacity to say our language and culture is from north india for a little doll called gautama- when neither the terrain would have let them cross.

          Folk traveled northwards to Europe – The Roma. North Indian Gypsies ; Roma; Gitanos/ Ciganos

          Even today they have to sell the whole land to construct a rapid transit system north south through the deccan mountain range.
          Classic Gass Gembos just block minds and block vote.-
          Reason can Dream what dreams cant reason.

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        “Why can’t British government provide security to MR? Can’t they or won’t they? “
        Its not `cant do wont do` but he is now Gandu. Quite a Phew!!

        After the Oxbridge shame he was given a coolie welcome at Buckingham palace – the diamond jubliee.

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        NV,

        `“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” ~Bob Marley ` peter tosh- wherever you may live you a black man- or islander.

        His extension
        George Bernard Shaw still live and kicking (boys of Hampstead Heath where they first organised sunday leaders memory)

        Democracy means voting for `quality of life` not block votes of any kind.

        david bowie- I demand a better future!!

        [Edited out]

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      Sumane,

      Let’s look at the other side of the story. MR’s War Crime and HR records are so appalling he will have trouble in the UK, UN and any other country where the Human Right culture is strong. His fate is similar to his friend Robert Mugabe’s. MR’s refusal to honestly inquire into his war records, with legitimate outside help where necessary, is presumed to be working against him. He can try and succeed with all his pranks here but they will not work outside.
      His holding his country, her minorities and her media as captives is far too well known. It is only a matter of time before the UN and Hague catch up with him and his mentally deranged brother (by Gota’s own admission – that is)

      Backlash

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      “British Govt can’t even provide security to Heads of States who have been invited to the WW1 heroes commemoration.”

      They can provide security, it was not an issue. But they do not want to have Mahinda Rajapakshe here! Simple as that!

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        (゜゜)~ But they do not want to have Mahinda Rajapakshe here!Simple as that!??? (゜゜)~

        Ass Grapes brainless nut.

        (Here scotland is in europe. But they don’t mind having him there in lanka to kill the rest of the muslims.)

        \o/because the Scottish terriers wont let heroine smells get away but heroes are always welcome*/*

        Why do lanket wowla muslims spit anywhere like snails this month causing the spread of disease on top of gentile mutilation of man/woman.
        Muslims are the worlds no 1 producers of sniffing heroine.

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        The Queen did not want to legitimise Rajapakse by coming to Sri Lanka. She made it known she shudders the thought of shaking hands with him in Glasgow. That is the story – in short. The difference is the Rajapakses take a long time in getting the message – which is Rajapakse is the Untouchable in global politics – replacing Mugabe.

        Horikadey

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    Without Rajapakse present in Commonwealth Games it is like wedding without bride

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      An eunuch like you can fill the place that empty place left by the bride. CW summit is outdated lame useless event but nothing important about. Our Godaya fellow who himself is a megalomaniac plus suffering from inferiority complex just jumped at it and grabbed it where no other country wanted it.
      After spending millions for nothing now the Godaya fellow realized that he is not suitable to sit equal with others even as a head. What can he talk? Can he address other leaders? No teleprompter, No ‘Wanakkam ‘Nangil ellurom’….whatever, bla bla (what a comic he is), No knowledge about any subject whatsoever. Doesn’t even know how to greet a fellow leader so he knows he would be a laughing stock.

      Glasgow is not Gampaha.
      An uninvited guest he is.
      Sri Lanka’s karume.

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      But how would it be- if the bride is far from every norms ?

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      Oh he is having a wedding on his own, busy plundering our nation’s common wealth and gifting it to the white elephants

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    Let’s face it, the rajapaksa’s are treated like pariahs in the world, and unfortunately their negative reputation is going to affect all Sri Lankans too.
    MR will pretend he is not attending these shindigs, but obviously he is not wanted. His ego prevents him from admitting that. We cannot forget how excited the man was when the CHOGM was in Sri Lanka, now he acts like he does not want to attend this event in Glasgow.
    World message to the ego-istic rajapaksa’s: You are now officially a pariah to the rest of the world.

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    Our great President Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa is a bold
    fearless man. He is not like Ranil Wickremesinghe who is
    both weak and meek.

    After finishing the Tiger terrorists, for five years our
    great leader (applause!!!) declared no war crimes were
    committed. He said he will even sit in the electric chair
    to defend them and will not allow any inquiry because they
    have not committed war crimes. He has now agreed to probe
    their war crimes. Not one party has raised any cry Wickremasinghe
    is talking about casinos, an old issue.A great betrayal.

    Our great leader (hall shaking applause) said his Government
    will not take part in United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon’s
    Panel of Experts Inquiry. But secretly a team including the present
    bum sucker Chief Justice Mohan Peiris went secretly and testified.Another great betrayal.

    Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and his main opposition UNP
    are speechless. Has the Government bought them over? Do they also
    want to join Mahinda/Gota/Basil combine to betray our soldiers? What a
    pathetic plight this country is in.

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      Lasith Koralage

      “What a pathetic plight this country is in.”

      Who cares? Even the ordinary people don’t give a damn? And the do gooders are resigned to their key board protests.

      “Do they also want to join Mahinda/Gota/Basil combine to betray our soldiers?”

      This is a good question, you should ask David Blacker, Dayan, Rajiva, Champika, Weerawansa, mechanic, Banda, Navin,………………….

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    It is good to see MR and his advisers, the Silly Buggers (SBs), showing some common sense with MR deciding to not go to Glasgow. It has dawned on them at long last that the Glasgow Games would have been another disaster for our man.

    Remember that ill advised visit to give a talk at the Oxford Union? The Diaspora Tamils had made it plain they would disrupt the event. They had also stated very clearly – there was nothing secretive about it – that they’d seek a warrant for his arrest. The SBs chose to ignore all that and go ahead with MR’s visit, only for him to have to make a hasty return to Colombo from London. How foolish could you have got? When a similar warrant was sought against an Israeli minister who was to visit London that minister had the good sense to cancel the planned trip.

    Then, there was the CHOGM. MR and his government have not tired of telling the country of an alleged international conspiracy against the government. Clearly, they don’t believe in their own rhetoric. If the world were conspiring against you, why would you want to make yourself an even bigger target for it? There was enough opposition to SL hosting the CHOGM including, among others, the threat (which was carried out) from Canada to boycott the event if it was held in Colombo. The CHOGM was only going to bring SL into the spotlight again, in a big way, and for SL’s detractors to have a field day. And that’s exactly what happened? Far from MR enhancing his reputation he was made to look like an errant schoolboy with David Cameron giving him a dressing down as if he was a pick-pocket. Why could not the SBs have foreseen the disaster?

    MR may now well be regretting the almost obsessive desire to host the CHOGM. The Queen did not come as he and his catchers were probably hoping, Cameron made him look quite small and ineffective and whatever major Commonwealth events that now occur, if they are being celebrated in the West, he cannot really attend. The once coveted prize has turned into a poisoned chalice. And, the fellow is stuck with it for two years! And indirectly, so is Sri Lanka.

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    Usain Bolt had something interesting to say about Glasgow, in addition to it being tainted by the LTTE diaspora.

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