27 October, 2020

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Rajapaksa Called Pusswedilla

The Colombo Telegraph published in a breaking story, how the Censor Board had banned the latest edition in the popular Pusswedilla series, and featured a speech made by Feroze Kamardeen, Playwright and Director apologizing to a disappointed audience on November 30, 2013 for being prevented from allowing them to enjoy the latest in the series (Pusswedilla 4.1 “the Comon Welthings Summit”). He pledged to uphold the right to make fun of politicians on both sides and promised fans not to give in to attempts to suppress this right of citizens. He ended his speech with a phrase borrowed from the lead character of the series (Chaminda Pusswedilla), saying “In the words of H.E. Chaminda Pusswedilla – Thank you for voting!”

As news of the ban spread, there was a massive public outcry from the public, condemning the ban as a sign of increasing suppression of the freedom of expression by the Rajapaksa regime, extending even to art forms. Following this outcry, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called Kamardeen and promised to reverse the injustice.

Kamardeen published the following announcement through Facebook last evening:

“Just got a call from H.E. The President regarding the Chaminda Pusswedilla ban by the Censor Board. The President told me how much he enjoyed Pusswedilla when he watched it and assured me that this will be sorted out… Thank you Your Excellency… To all Pusswedilla fans out there….H.G.H.E. Pusswedilla will be back very very soon….”

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  • 29
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    ‘…there was a massive public outcry’

    The same is needed for corruption, police torture etc. Vox populi.

    • 8
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      I concur. “The same is needed for corruption, police torture, rape, murder of one’s first wife etc.” ??

    • 7
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      According to that lying and duplicitous bastard, Mahinda Rajapakse, King of the Commonwealth of Clowns Circus: ” the Highest tribute Commonwealth can pay Mandela is to preserve the values of democracy, diversity and unity”!

      MY ASS!

    • 3
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      A mass protest in Sri Lanka? It is just not our style – sweating, missing out on the Teledrama, physically walking, the dust, messing up or hair – are you crazy?

      How we do it is pocket meetings, preferably around a bottle, sarong pulled up under the fan and a few bites, of course. You may not be aware, such meetings are taking place all around the country – in bars, clubs, alms-giving and family ‘get-togethers’. We are sorting so many issues out, it is wondrous to see.

      All we now have to do is bring these people together to one place – Hey, New Years’ Eve at Galle Face – perfect!!

      • 2
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        Governments can only push people so far, before they revolt. Republic of Amnesia indeed! (Vittachi)

  • 21
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    Our King is now effectively a God!

    First subjects his children to injustice. Only to reverse it, a bit later.

    Relieved, we feel so grateful to our King turned God!

    Cheers!

    PS: Could it be a new version of Stockholm Syndrome?

    • 1
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      May be Dahja Jarapassa gave this Kamardeen, An Another “Puswedilla”.

  • 13
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    Knowing H.E. track-record in making/keeping promises we better take it
    with a pinch of salt.

    • 11
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      Sure. Recall “Our King turned God’s” infamous offer to have tea with Channel 4 Crew in SL for CHOGM?

      Cheers!

    • 3
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      ha ha ! good one !

  • 9
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    Bravo. That is so kind and gracious of the President. Will the people of the Tamil Nation, at least to a fraction, be just as fortunate?

    Senguttuvan

    • 5
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      This is how our king his majesty mahinda operates and fool you people. everyone falls for his trap. He is that smart and intelligent. When our king pinch the baby and rock the cradle or invite anyone to have tea with him, we give a huge publicity to boast his image. everything else is forgotten.
      Pusswedilla and all those who make fun out of our king should know that its not fun to play with our king and his family. the same fate of lasantha W. and Prageeth E. is waiting.

  • 10
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    It will never be sorted out, good bye puswedilla

  • 10
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    torture and disappearance are kinds of entertainment, they will not be banned!!! i think we need to make them legal and put on TV live, so we can make some money and reduce the population pressures and earn some money. we can ban this puswedilla then

  • 5
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    We are in sorry state. We need Cameroon, Obama, UN to re-instate democracy in Sri Lanka.

  • 5
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    ‘this will be sorted out’? can mean many things!

  • 3
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    watch out…! an egotist is more creepier than a lunatic. with fires all around us in the forms of hunger, pride, egoism and greed… the Wendt and you can become history before you know. ” sumtings note dare for jorking..just wotching and saysing joyweva ! best wishes kamadeen.before you arr sleepings nigthing looking color vahana stop outside gatettu import tant ” !

  • 6
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    HE the President (I mean MR, not Pusswedilla) is a master strategist….The ban was surely stage-managed so that the new Chair of CHOGM by reversing that silly decision would be portrayed as the great protector of Commonwealth values of free speech and expression…Two birds will be killed with one stone…While International PR points would be scored, the relatively miniscule minority of the English-speaking Colombo elite who patronise Puswedilla will be thrilled to their eye-balls, complimenting MR for his “wise” decision!

  • 6
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    Can I please have permission to piss now your excellency? Can you please intervenen and allow me Your Majesty?

  • 6
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    ” His Excellency” should be changed to “His Royal Highness” , since Mahinda is acting like a King .

    • 2
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      He is the King of all Kings without any clothes!

  • 8
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    Its the same H.E who wants puswedilla to be banned,, Then the same H.E lifts the ban to become the hero.. this is his usual practice,,First He bans then He calls the producer or the director and says that how good it was and how bad he misses the play then he promise to lift the ban.. He creates the villain and the Hero both in one motion ,, This has been his practice for quite some time,,

  • 5
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    Another “Baba Ukkung” part from Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarthi.

  • 8
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    First joke is the banning of this political satire by Censor Board. Now comes the news the President of the country calls the scriptwriter promising to reverse the injustice. Should the president have to call him. Why cannot this part be done by the Censor Board itself. Goes to further prove that everything in the country is controlled by a handful of people. Trying to get political mileage out of this.

  • 3
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    Yes it would appear that Pusswedilla is not so clever after all…..bit of a Pussy really !!

  • 4
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    Dictators usually cannot take criticism or freedom of speech. No surprise.

  • 0
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    Someone in the PPB ….
    Jumped HE LIMIT…..
    HE LIMIT can’t jump like that …..
    Because that is NO LIMIT ….
    HE LIMIT have no right to do NO LIMIT…
    so now the NO LIMIT trying to correct…HE LIMIT
    and COLLECT VOTES….
    and NO LIMIT is the next PUSWEDILLA….
    Because now NO LIMIT is jumping HE LIMIT….
    Heek…hik…hik…

  • 3
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    “The Public Outcry”. YES. This is what is needed most. To do that Public must be well informed of the “TRUTH” and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH”. The question is WHO SHOULD DO IT?. Undoubtedly, it is the MEDIA, both print and electronic. Next come the Civil society and Religious organizations who are not bent on “Hidden Agendas” of “Regime Changes” and “Regime Boot Lickers”. If the Public are conscious and give an outcry against any wrong doing, those who handle public affairs, including the Leadership can be corrected if not tamed to do the correct thing for the common good. Please remember, it is definitely not going to be “PUSWEDILLA” but a “REAL WEDILLA” to correct the course of the ongoing situation.

  • 0
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    To be frank the idea of Pusswa is good but the standard is somewhat wanting. I see the lack of intellectual content in this.

  • 3
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    call it saarc spring, commonwealth spring or any spring BUT an uprising has to happen IF the future generation of SL’s are to have a decent life and a viable democracy… Are we the present generation going to watch while the deck is burning or make remedies to save the ship ? We owe it to our kids n heir kids…

    Dont go with the flow, try swimming up stream….and call ourselves pink salmon….

  • 0
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    During the pre-industrial era in South Asia, when no instant news was available, and modern communication technology was at least a century away, people did ridicule the king by way of Veedi Naatyer as a form of protest against injustice. Benevolent kings of yore paid heed and remedied the injustices, as they loved their subjects and appreciated the interdependence between them…

  • 1
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    Please help support M.A. Sumanthiran who has taken a courageous stand against this kind of terrible censorship. He wants to restore Sri Lankan democracy and freedom for every man, woman and child in Sri Lanka. The Rajapaksa regime is corrupt and has brought Sri Lanka to the verge of being a failed state. He has lost the peace. Sri Lanka is now an international pariah. Rajapaksa needs to keep hatreds brewing to keep his corrupt family in power. Sri Lanka needs a leader like Sumanthiran who will restore the nation’s credibility and standing in the international community. He will end censorship and ensure that the rule of law governs every citizen in the nation. He represents the basic shared values that all Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims have in common. He wants to unite all the people. He has common sense which is lacking in the current regime. Sumanthiran will represent everyone in Sri Lanka. Please consider supporting him for the sake of the future of the nation….

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