27 October, 2020

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Rajapaksa Faction Decides To Boycott 65th SLFP Convention

The Rajapaksa Faction of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has announced that it will boycott the 65th convention of the SLFP which will be held in Kurunegala on Sunday under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

MahindaAnnouncing the group’s decision, Parliamentarian Dullas Alahapperuma said that the decision was taken not because the group had any animosity towards President Sirisena, but this was the group’s attempt to try and redirect the SLFP to the correct path. “This is a decision that we took simply because we have a political issue, there is no other issue,” he added.

Speaking at a press conference in Battaramulla, Alahapperuma said that during meetings in several electorates including Kesbewa, Homagama, Peliyagoda, Minuwangoda and Weligama a unanimous decision was reached that the MPs with Rajapaksa should boycott the SLFP celebrations in Kurunegala.

“There were three reasons to reach this decision, one is that the SLFP is slowly turning into a UNP branch, the other is that there is an organized conspiracy to discredit and attack former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is the 5th leader of the SLFP and the third reason is that with our decision we are trying to redirect the SLFP back to the correct path,” he said.

“We don’t want the SLFP to be turned into a political branch of the UNP,” Alahapperuma added.

Rajapaksa also decided to duck out of the convention, claiming that he was invited for the Asia Pacific Parliamentarians’ Union convention and therefore he will be in Malaysia during the event.

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    These men are not SLFP men, they are just traitors.

    They have much in common. Most of them are so stinky highly corrupted abusive men.

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      Samuel Jayaweera

      “These men are not SLFP men, they are just traitors. “

      This is an easy and lazy approach to dismiss a person or group of persons.

      When what these politicians sell to the public gone past it sell by date, they ought to look at the product, the structure of the institution that produce and sell outdated political product and services, and should realize that they cannot go on selling the same stale stuff for more than 65 years. The world has changed with new ideas, new technology, new means of communication, new production process, ….. new kinds of war, ….

      Joseph A. Schumpeter suggested that the organisation should anticipate the changes and take the initiative to creatively destroy old ones and replace them with new ones.

      In our case creative destruction was overdue more than 65 years, but UNP and SLFP had tried just the destruction part of political process not the creative part.

      Please read below:

      Joseph A. Schumpeter
      “Creative Destruction”
      From Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (New York: Harper, 1975) [orig. pub. 1942], pp. 82-85:

      Capitalism, then, is by nature a form or method of economic change and not only never is but never can be stationary. And this evolutionary character of the capitalist process is not merely due to the fact
      that economic life goes on in a social and natural environment which changes and by its change alters the data of economic action; this fact is important and these changes (wars, revolutions and so on)
      often condition industrial change, but they are not its prime movers. Nor is this evolutionary character due to a quasi-automatic increase in population and capital or to the vagaries of monetary systems, of
      which exactly the same thing holds true. The fundamental impulse that sets and keeps the capitalist engine in motion comes from the new consumers, goods, the new methods of production or transportation, the new markets, the new forms of industrial organization that capitalist enterprise creates.

      As we have seen in the preceding chapter, the contents of the laborer’s budget, say from 1760 to 1940, did not simply grow on unchanging lines but they underwent a process of qualitative change. Similarly, the history of the productive apparatus of a typical farm, from the beginnings of the rationalization of crop rotation, plowing and fattening to the mechanized thing of today–linking up with elevators and railroads–is a history of revolutions. So is the history of the productive apparatus of the iron and steel industry from the charcoal furnace to our own type of furnace, or the history of the
      apparatus of power production from the overshot water wheel to the modern power plant, or the history of transportation from the mailcoach to the airplane. The opening up of new markets, foreign or domestic, and the organizational development from the craft shop and factory to such concerns as U.S. Steel illustrate the same process of industrial mutation–if I may use that biological term–that incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one. This process of Creative Destruction is the essential fact about capitalism. It is what capitalism consists in and what every capitalist concern has got to live in. . . .

      Every piece of business strategy acquires its true significance only against the background of that process and within the situation created by it. It must be seen in its role in the perennial gale of creative destruction; it cannot be understood irrespective of it or, in fact, on the hypothesis that there is a perennial lull. . . .

      The first thing to go is the traditional conception of the modus operandi of competition. Economists are at long last emerging from the stage in which price competition was all they saw. As soon as
      quality competition and sales effort are admitted into the sacred precincts of theory, the price variable is ousted from its dominant position. However, it is still competition within a rigid pattern of
      invariant conditions, methods of production and forms of industrial organization in particular, that practically monopolizes attention. But in capitalist reality as distinguished from its textbook picture,
      it is not that kind of competition which counts but the competition from the new commodity, the new technology, the new source of supply, the new type of organization (the largest-scale unit of control
      for instance)–competition which commands a decisive cost or quality advantage and which strikes not at the margins of the profits and the outputs of the existing firms but at their foundations and their very
      lives. This kind of competition is as much more effective than the other as a bombardment is in comparison with forcing a door, and so much more important that it becomes a matter of comparative
      indifference whether competition in the ordinary sense functions more or less promptly; the powerful lever that in the long run expands output and brings down prices is in any case made of other stuff.

      It is hardly necessary to point out that competition of the kind we now have in mind acts not only when in being but also when it is merely an ever-present threat. It disciplines before it attacks. The
      businessman feels himself to be in a competitive situation even if he is alone in his field or if, though not alone, he holds a position such that investigating government experts fail to see any effective
      competition between him and any other firms in the same or a neighboring field and in consequence conclude that his talk, under examination, about his competitive sorrows is all make-believe. In many
      cases, though not in all, this will in the long run enforce behavior very similar to the perfectly competitive pattern.

      https://notendur.hi.is/lobbi/ut1/a_a/SCUMPETER.pdf

    • 2
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      it appears this man’ s EFFIGY HAD BEEN BURNT ALONG THE ROAD SIDE NEAR THE CONVENTION HALL IN MALAYSIA.
      Has he returned ? They’re wondering whether he was still representing APEH AANDUWE!! OR had bolted out of the country through the back Doors ??
      Next step would have been skin the fellow on the streets of Malaysian capital.

      Why our thumb sucking media is so SILENT about it??
      HAVE THEY BEEN PAID UP TO SHUT PUT with the Looted money?? Or still more free Laptops on offer for these Media Bootlickers??

      Isn’t it a disgrace to show up his face along with his cohorts representing SL in the international Arena??

    • 4
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      Samuel Jayaweera

      They only know to make the world’s longest kiribath and they must work to enter the Guinness Book of Records now.

      Where is Modawanse when Ban Ki Moon is having a freehand. He must be patting his pussy as he knows Dr of Lumumba is not there to pour the cocktail of ‘The Mix’ to fixate him in the glaring sun of Galle Road or Galle face.

      This Mahinda headed Ganja crowed must be marginalized and Sri Lanka is in the cross roads to take the boldest step.

    • 0
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      Let a Rajapaksa Fiction carry on so overtly in a old party like SLFP is nothing but the weakness of the President. Just imagine a Fiction of any kind, be it Mangala or Srisena during Rajapaksas’ time and what would have happened had one emerged. Bottom up or top to bottom destruction, with one white van trip of potential defectors could have got the message. That is not exactly the current duly elected leaders should do, but do all what allowed under the law, and do it without wasting time. What people have been comparing is in the last regime people have been arrested for crimes that they haven’t committed ( SF arrested alleging he was planning a coup) whereas now, under MY3 people who actually committed let go scot free, remember they did plan a coup on 8 Jan 15, had to withdraw it when MR received a strong message from the USA. So involved in it, MR panicked if people knew of what they did and chase him like what happened to Ghadafi for trying to nullified their will. This was the reason he had to call Ranil in the wee hours. But, MY3 so generous didn’t want to dwell on it.

      First, the voters had done their part giving clear mandate as to what needs to be done going forward but disappointed seeing what has been happening so far in the name of good governance. They wanted to see all crimes the previous regime committed would be exposed as swiftly as possible and those who committed be punished as allowed under the law. The MY3 failed so far on that and what they have been doing just beating around the bush, picking on what is considered to be the trivial wrong doings. ie.using government vehicle for private use by Weerawansa brother, whereas serious crimes like forgery and fraud committed by his notorious brother virtually unnoticed or moving on a snail phase.

      Secondly, as a major party’s president, how would/could MS allow a fiction running in tandem so overtly?. His indecision or take right decision at right time will cost the country. MS just threatening ” I am going to disclose all you have done in the past” is something unheard of a President, which he utters so naively exposing the fact that he has the facts and proves but doesn’t go any further as long as the criminals toe his line. A president safeguarding the criminals is not something expected under good governance. Again, we the people are the losers.

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        “MS just threatening ” I am going to disclose all you have done in the past” is something unheard of a President, which he utters so naively exposing the fact that he has the facts and proves but doesn’t go any further as long as the criminals toe his line. A president safeguarding the criminals is not something expected under good governance. Again, we the people are the losers. “

        Indeed, this part I agree with you totally. So what can we poor SLFPers do?

    • 0
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      It is on one hand a good step MR et al to leave the country if he further disgrees for an unity. wHILE the people wthin a country by taking their steps in the country, MR et al has been attacked by those in Malaysia today. The message being sent across the world is – Mahinda et al is being isolated by the world day to another.

    • 0
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      he is making every effort to make laugh entire world, being this virulent, not only within the country, but also by travelling to Japan, Uganda, Korea, Bankgkok now thse days in Malaysia.

    • 0
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      Once again Mr Sirisena proved today that MR would never abe able to rabble rouse easily.

      These people are not stupid as appeared to be.

    • 0
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      Had Pulligona been able to think about twice on his Malaysian trip, that High commissioner woud not have been injured to this day.
      Just to be away from the 65 SLFP celebrations, he just spent few days in that country. Whereever he goes, he is not welcome – except Belarus, Lybia OR the like countries.

  • 13
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    Look at this village red neck surrounded by other red neck gamayas.[Edited out]

    • 4
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      As opposed to Thala Thel Northern Onion farmer Tamil gamaraala redneck Tiger fascists who are now high on Heroin and Alcohol all the time and still vote like slaves for separatists who gave them a dead rope?

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        @Sathyanadan, you ignorant batshit is every Tamil who opposes the gamaya hick from the south an LTTE supporter? Dumb idiot use your pea brain for at least one moment you dumb dog scum. Learn to write the English language coherently you hybrid monkey, what you wrote completely reflects the gamaya rednecks you support. So why don’t you go and screw off.

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        Sathyanadan

        “As opposed to Thala Thel Northern Onion farmer Tamil gamaraala redneck Tiger fascists who are now high on Heroin and Alcohol all the time and still vote like slaves for separatists who gave them a dead rope?”

        When 100,000 war criminals are present in and around their habitat what else can they do?

        Now the pertinent question is where do those gammaralas buy their joint/fix and who supply them alcohol? Who issue license to sell liquor in those gammaraala habitat. How much did it cost to buy licence from Colombo?

        License is being sold for the highest bidder paid under the table.

        Are the members of armed forces themselves importing and distributing drugs if they are not actively preventing the smuggling, delivery and sale? What else are they doing there, a huge drain treasury?

        Now tell us what is your problem?

  • 11
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    The Rajapaksa Faction of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP)

    “Speaking at a press conference in Battaramulla, Alahapperuma said that during meetings in several electorates including Kesbewa, Homagama, Peliyagoda, Minuwangoda and Weligama a unanimous decision was reached that the MPs with Rajapaksa should boycott the SLFP celebrations in Kurunegala.”

    Very Good.

    Now go and fish in the vast Indian Ocean.

  • 12
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    As if we care! Good riddance.

  • 15
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    Opportunity has arisen to get rid of all the evils of the SLFP.

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    KAS Kasmaalam KA Sumanasekera

    Are you the one who is standing next to the con artist in glasses?

    I am unable to see your hands therefore I believe you are on duty. He seems bit uneasy. Are you tickling him?

    “SLFP is slowly turning into a UNP branch,”

    Is there any difference between these two?

    ” there is an organized conspiracy to discredit and attack former President Mahinda Rajapaksa,”

    He is lucky and should be grateful to RW for not throwing the clan in prison.

    “the third reason is that with our decision we are trying to redirect the SLFP back to the correct path,”

    To hit the bottom.

    I hope you will still have your job whatever happens to SLFP. I wish you well.

  • 10
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    The way they talk, it looks theives and the left-over thieves in SLFP are trying to make up before the elections.

    It looks gang up again to steal from the country.

    voters will be fools.

  • 7
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    Does this mean that the Rajapakse Wing will Re-Form under another name?

  • 9
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    Ahh… Very good decision cos now the divide is very clear, you need Mervin in your fold too… I hope President Maithripala will do the correct thing and sack the lot of you…

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    Surely, Sinhalese have been divided as Tamils by the foreign power/s.

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      Antany Peter

      “Surely, Sinhalese have been divided as Tamils by the foreign power/s.”

      Have Tamils and Sinhalese standing on their head and sitting on their brain while being divided by foreign powers?

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      We don’t need foreigners to do it but fully capable of destroying each other by ourselves in SL!

  • 8
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    Why not so many as in Pada Yathra ?

    Looks most have given up after pada Yathra, Only Vasu is there.

    After the Malaysia visit during the SLFP convention, MR has to show he is the winner.

    But, where are the people and where are the friends ?

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      ‘Where are the people and where are the friends’

      This is the power of Masters who divide and rule. The Sri Lankan leaders don’t understand the power of unity, but have been fighting since the independence. I lived in four continents, traveled to more than 25 countries, and met may people; but never come across foolish people as I met in Sri Lanka during the last 12 months. Just walking statues which do not read enough, think enough, or analyse enough to live better life. Deserved to be fooled, ruled, and ridiculed.

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        It appears it is getting a bit better. Don’t mix and use so many labels because you had came to know all of them in the paid campaign tours. If you mix up a lot, It will be dark and gloomy night for ever in upstairs like the Tundra Winter.

        It would be only for a cheap coolie to write insult on Tamils for the pennies the masters has been throwing out. The masters may be becoming the targets now because their findings now is collie writers are outdated and obsolete things in the electronic yuka and cannot stand up for comments flying from left and right.

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          Tamils are worse than Sinhalese. I worked for three companies in Jaffna’ nobody gave me a job offer letter or appointment letter. One oldest company has 25 employees, but never gave an appointment letter to one employee, at least few employees haven’t got paid for the last six months.

          What is the difference between dangerous Sri Lankan Tamils and Nazi Germans. Dangerous Tamils are denying that they were defeated by the world, because of their terrorism. But Nazi Germans admitted that they were defeated by the world, because of their evil deeds.

  • 6
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    Wow! Super. What a relief.

    MR and his JO can now go and hangthemselves.

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    What is the correct path for SLFP according to Rajapaksa faction? Divide and rule? Learning a good lesson from foreigners that they detest?

    Reaching out to the electorate to return a band of robbers, looting national assets and banking them in personal accounts n foreign banks that they pretend to detest? That must be the correct path for Dulles (who should be ashamed to be living with a foreign name …….. what a “matta” this bloke is.

    It is a pity that people like Vasu and Dinesh have got caught in the trap of this good for noting vermin whose rightful place ought to be the HELL!

    MS please do yourself a favor…..fumigate these useless vermin out of SLFP.

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    One more victory is being added to the list of UNP with those getting added from January 8th, 2015 election. This time, not strengthen UNP or expanding UNP, but in a controversial manner, reuniting the SLFP, in the interest of keeping the Yahapalanaya national government beyond its term limit of 2 years.
    Mangala has successfully stalled SLFP being split by the Communist Joint Comedians, who repeatedly made vain challenges to bring down the Yahapalanaya two party governments.
    Communist have no place at all in Tamils’ political systems, though those power hungry has been pricking in the burn wound of the Tamils, the Caste division, to gain a brainwashed support. (The only one ever had success in managing the caste problem is leader Pirapaharan). But the “Eduppar Kaipillai” ( the immature, helpless child become the property of whoever pick it up,) the Sinhala Buddhist Modayas, who sell their votes to free Biriyani and a sip of Kassippu has been succumbing, time to time, the tricks of the communists whose promises are even better for lazy Sinhala Buddhist than bringing rice from moon, otherwise they are forced to loot Tamils. There is a partial tender heart in the South for communism. The communist have recently picked it up. One time back before freedom, LSSP depended on Up Country laborers to make aware of its existence. Those LLSP Sinhala Communist Masters or bourgeoisies, abandoned those workers when they noticed Don Stephen’s deportations and Solomon West Ridgeway Dias’s Sinhala only worked much better than the Indian Tamils labor issues, and LSSP become more Chauvinistic than other Sinhala parties in the Island. NM and Colvin draw a constitution outdoing Srimavo’s dictatorship believing they got the power in their hand. Now the bourgeoisie Dinesh has been convulsing splitting the SLFP to use the Old King as the spear hear he needed, dipped in poison and launched on UNP.

    This time also Mangala successfully booked a ticket to Old King to send him out of the country as an escape from the pressure of the Joint Communist Comedians to split the SLFP. This has rendered a serious result to Joint Comedy Club.
    The current situation is Old King is not the leader of the Joint Comedy club. After Dulles resigned from his SLFP status, Old King had said “others are resigning from party Positions, but as I am a true SLFPyer, I will not resign”. So far he has not said anywhere that he is boycotting the convention in Kuala Lumpur. Where physically he is at the time of committee meeting is immaterial, but material is he rejected the notion of boycotting it. He refused to tell anybody to boycott the convention. He may be an opportunistic coward (That is an important trait to identify the murderous dictators) for not announcing a decision on that. He shrewdly asked the rebel faction to test the crowd themselves and pay the price for it, if that is a bad idea. So, now the Joint Comedy Communist club has almost lost the spearhead they were looking for all these time.

    Mangala has unconsciously promoted Dulles as the leader of the New Rebel Faction of SLFP by sending out Old King to Kuala Lumpur. Dulles showed courage in taking the risk of resigning from SLFP positions. He led the decision to boycott the SLFP convention. He announced it to public. He is implementing it within his team. When Old King is nervous to lead, Dulles has come forward and leading. He may receive file threat from king, when he comes back. But that is separate, does affect this situation. But Mangala knows the testosterone level in puppy dogs are not high enough to be aggressive to bite. He just does not mind Dulles leading this faction. Further Dulles cannot be threatened with files or exposing him to UNHCR’s Foreign Judges and Lawyers’ investigation. So, it is worthless for Mangala to be excessive with Dulles. He will not go for hard methods inventing like white van or Grease Monster techniques. SLFP is safe for one more time and thanks for Mangala this time.

  • 8
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    I find it very hard to comprehend why the media (both electronic and print) affords full coverage to the utterly corrupt cheats in both ruling party and the opposition.

    The media should take full responsibility for this unacceptable behaviour misdirecting the poor constituents to believe what these cheats do (abusing the public office to embezzle billions of pubic funds with no pain whatsoever) is acceptable and OK.

    The judiciary, that exercises people’s judicial power on the other hand must take a firm stand against the enforcement agencies, including the Corruption Commission, that fails to enforce law against the corrupt politicos who can be easily chargeable under the Corruption Law for abusing public office for private benefit.

    The truth is that, as the international community says, there is Rule of Law has failed in this Island Nation.

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      What judiciary in SLK, the never never land? Here Judiciary is still wrapped around Rajapaksha fingers and are made of ducks that have been hand fed by him. That is why we have FCID sidelined every time they take one of these Rajapassa rogues and their corrupt friends and kinsmen to the courts. Has judiciary ever stopped any of them trying to wangle out of the lock-up into the hospital, or stopped them from getting released on bail. Our judiciary is only good for wearing those ‘goni padangu’ on their heads pretending to be listening but nodding off after a fat mid day meal. Don’t waste time apppealing to them!

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      [Edited out]

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    Ayyo, we are always with our true leader appachchi. He is the only one man who planted banana tree in Temple trees. We never leave you appachchi, even if ammachci leaves you. Sinha le.!

  • 0
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    SLFP MPs in government AND in opposition is a new thing in democracy. It cannot work and is not working. The groups must join or form separate parties.

  • 0
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    If there are so many people, Photographer always tries to get the best shot.

    See how many people are in the photo. This may be mostly the security people provided by the govt and the vultures running around for left overs.

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    SLFP General Secretary participated in a TV program yesterday (Derana’s 360) and the topic was the SLFP’s 65th anniversary. There was an on-line opinion poll conducted by the same TV channel and 89% said that Mahinda Rajapaksa would/should not participate in the anniversary. As usual, the poll results are given to the viewer while the interview is being progressed but yesterday it did not happen and the results were apparently hidden from the public.

    As the Buddha has once said: there are 3 things that cannot be hidden for too long: the sun, the moon, and the truth!

    According to informal sources we learn that only 10% believe that MR would participate but 89% have said he would/should not. This is the truth! What this says is that there is a strong opposition to the Good Unity Governance for many reasons!

    Unfortunately, today, like everybody else, most media hide the truth. It happens in the West, in the US and Canada, and among the champions of democracy, like never before!

    Several people who believe that they are the sole proprietors of the TC’s comment field jump their guns at every article published and there is only a slim chance for the truth to appear through their comments: they repeat thing using the same abusive words, venting the same anger toward the writer that they don’t like. When a person like Dayan Jayathilake or Kumar David or Sarath de Alwis or Thisaranee Gunasekera writes we should be able to see their arguments in a logical manner but it does not happen here now.
    The majority who comments in Sinhala names think that they could hide their ethnicity behind some pseudo name and pretend they are true lovers of Sri Lanka. We can never face the truth by pretending who we are not. We do it for fun but when it comes to serious matters we cannot be pretentious. When we are sick we don’t pretend we are not! When we are hungry we don’t pretend we are not!! When we face a danger we don’t pretend that there is no danger!!! Mahind Rajapaksa won the war against the LTTE since he did not pretend like his predecessors but took the reality seriously! In other words, he took the bull by the horns and faced the truth!
    Just imagine, whether you like it or not, this man who lost two elections is still the most popular politician in Sri Lanka and abroad among true Sri Lankans today. Why? Can his popularity be curtailed by calling him Mara or hora (thief) or any negative name! I’m just inviting you to discuss this point because I don’t see any truth, logicality, or timeliness in majority comments written against certain articles that favor/critisize certain political developments in Sri Lanka!
    TC should find out a way to minimize baseless and vulgar comments without curtailing readers’/writers’ right to express themselves.

    • 1
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      RICHMOND PEIRIS

      “Mahind Rajapaksa won the war against the LTTE since he did not pretend like his predecessors but took the reality seriously! In other words, he took the bull by the horns and faced the truth!”

      Nopes, Hindia caught him by his b***s to do the job, which continued since early 2005. The final war was agreed to by Chandrika.

      In an interview to NDTV MR said without India he would not have won the war. So did Gota.

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        Success has many fathers (and mothers) I have heard it said.

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      As I have pointed out, abusive language is against CT policy.
      So many say MR is was corrupt and misappropriated Billions. Well that is for the courts to decide. When a government minister is accused, we are told that they cannot take action until something is proven. No one calls them rogues.

      It is the current president that allowed MR to run in the last elections, and also allowed him to represent the SLFP with the rest of the joint opposition. It was OK for him then. We all know the previous government is being investigated. Insults are not justice, there is no need to hate anyone in the previous government as if this was some terrorist group. Under the declaration of human rights these people have the right to an opinion and a right to organize, nothing crimminal about that. Their alleged crimes are being investigated thouroughly and comprehensively, what more do they want?

      I cannot understand why breaking away from the SLFP is such a huge problem, people should be glad it benefits the UNP and allegedly cleans up the SLFP. Unless of course there is a fear that the Joint Opposition has widespread support among the population, surely this is not the case? Why support them anyway, patriotism?

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