18 October, 2017

Rajapaksa Wants To Meet Tamils And Muslims

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has indicated his interest in meeting representatives of the main two minority communities, sources said.

Rajapaksa

According to sources, Rajapaksa wants a platform to discuss the current political situation in the country with them, and a tentative meeting is scheduled for next month between the representatives of both communities, including leaders of political parties, and Rajapaksa, who has been largely unpopular in the face of both minority communities.

Sources said that Rajapaksa is seeking their support in his efforts to further strengthen his position in the political spectrum. “The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna which is indirectly led by Rajapaksa is hoping to contest the local government elections later this year, and it is very likely that during the meetings, this will also be discussed,” sources said.

Rajapaksa largely lost his popularity among the Muslim community following the Aluthgama carnage in 2014 allegedly carried out by the Bodu Bala Sena, which was a movement with the support of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the then defence secretary and brother of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Meanwhile, last week, Tamil National Alliance Leader R. Sampanthan castigated the present government under President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and said that the Tamil community was losing patience and was also disappointed by the Yahapalanaya Government, as they were treating the Tamils very similar to how Rajapaksa’s government treated his community.

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    Get Lost !!!

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      Rajapaksa got the right idea: Promise the Tamils and Muslims something and come to power, like what Srisena and Ranil did, and fool them when he comes to power and follow the racist Mahasanga and other Sinhala racists.

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        He would rather promise to suck the blood of any minorities, since he could not succeed it last time, with his reelection dreams.

        This man is absolutely a shame.

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        Everyone knows what you did to ruin this country…

        You even messaged up a war that could have been won in a much cleaner method and forced some troops to commit war crimes!!

        You and your family proved by your actions that you lot were only interested in making money while turning the Sri Lankan people against each other so that they would be distracted from all your criminal activities and how you sold Sri Lanka to China to fill your pockets under the guise of development…

        The future generations will have to deal with all the damage you have done…

        None of these Chinese projects should get a lease that lasts more than 10 to 15 years!
        Gone are the days of the 99 year lease because the global environment is changing at a rapid pace.

        Having any long term lease will only end up creating problems for the next generation…

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      Who is this Parasite?? King of Cardboards ?
      What authority has he to summon the two minority groups for discussion????
      Would the planned discussion take place in the CARDBOARD KINGDOM OF PARASITES??

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    But tamil and muslim srilankens will never trust him again.

    Gone were the days, Rajapakshe was given enough time to show his affinity to all srilankens equally.
    However from what he has been doing getting into temples across the country further prove his previous secret plans building BBS or the like radical buddhist organisations were the facts.

    Please give us all srilankens a break Mr former president even if your greediness to lanken politics seem not guiding you well since you were declared to be defeated by significant majority forces coming from all walks in this country.

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      Well Tamils and Muslims hardly voted for him in 2005, yet he won and after that all minority politicians were after him.
      There is no question that this government will be toppled in the next election and the ones coming into power will certainly have MR’s backing or his proxy. If anyone built relationship with MR it would be his/her gain more than MR’s.

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    Only ones will welcome you next few months and years are lanken law and order authorities and prison authorities.

    The harm being done by your adminstration not having the least knowledge to be able to manage the few billions the poverty stricken country has… now you have taken us the folks to all depths.

    Please to serve justice… at least do one thing, call for a debate in parliament about the allegations levelled at you if you and your bugger men cant accept them. That way, you will serve us the folks with justice. That is least you can do now.

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    Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa,

    RE: Rajapaksa Wants To Meet Tamils And Muslims

    “According to sources, Rajapaksa wants a platform to discuss the current political situation in the country with them, and a tentative meeting is scheduled for next month between the representatives of both communities, including leaders of political parties, and Rajapaksa, who has been largely unpopular in the face of both minority communities.”

    You certainly would be able to find plenty of low IQ Para-Tamils and Para-Muslims,given that the average IQ is 79.

    Are you running out of low IQ Sinhala Buddhists to follow you?

    Aren’t you better off meeting some fisherman and discuss as how best to catch more fish? The Indians and the Chinese are catching the Sri Lakan fish.

    When will you be returning the stolen billions from the public? Everybody is anxiously awaiting.

    What did you do with the US $600 “commissions” from the Hambantota Harbor Project?

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    I think it is time CT put this man where he belongs and start calling him ‘The MP for Kurunegala’ from Hambanthota.

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    We have been trying to tell that Old King will not contest any elections other than on SLFP. Why CT is misleading others?

    It was the time around 1959-1960. The acolytes monks of Solomon West Ridgeway Dias, was shot by acolytes on SWRD who is an acolytes of monks. Sirimavo has been crying at stage by stage. Regardless of these crying, she was implicated by the defendants. We don’t know she celebrated with Kiribath at home, but was accused her crying on the stages were about to fill her demised husband’s shoe. She cried as that her husband wanted to give equal status to Tamils, (Tamil Only?) and that was why murdered.

    One year ago, CBK said the army raped/raping Tamil women. She was let alone. Last week she repeated. She was accused that she had told that just that before UNHRC meeting. So she just denied that she never said like that.

    With or without air conditioned room, a climate we cannot confirm, Vimukti completed his professional studies. Vimukti saw something on the TV during 2009 war and cried. CBK said that he felt ashamed of Tamils were murdered by his country army.

    I think, the Chaadi and Moodi are now, perfect match. (In the English usage, the wall’s female point and the male point of the electric wire is perfect match). Vimutti can jump into and explore the political ocean.

    But still I would be obliged if CBK can explain why Vimukti cried in front the TVs. Is it because the army has been kissing the Tamil women? Can she openly tell that the army committed war crime and that is why UNHRC wants them to investigate. Isn’t it that is why she said constitutional change is the only one need, no necessary to war crime? Crooks!

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    Newspaper reports say that Mahinda Rajapakse had a gazzette notification which published call for bonds worth Rs 10 billion at a rate of 12.5% which is a very high rate when we consider how cheap the money is in the developed world right now and Sri lankan prime rate is about 7.5%.

    Ranil wickrasinghe should be extremely bad to be a soldier because as the prime minister he did not check about mines laid in his way or the enemy positions. As soon as he came he hired his Tamil school matge who did not what bonds are or how he should se4ll bonds (at least it looks very much that way).

    Finally, they borrowed Rs 20 billion first time and another Rs 77 billion a second time. His son in LAw was favoured who looked like an established crook in the financial market and he has done the same crooked things with the previous govt white collar thieves.

    Anyway, Mahinda rjapakse does not like that he was exposed and he is going to sue the public, “I mean voters, for his dishonest practices ? Because, the govt is every citizen in Sri lanka and not only the oppsition to the unofficial – leader of the Jackol Oppostion.

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    “Rajapaksa Wants To Meet Tamils And Muslims”

    Is it about discussion on granting Eelam on a future date?

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    Mr Rajapakse,
    You are no longer in politics, You are not a leader of any political party and you have no legal rights to contest for President or Prime Minister. So, there is no need to talk to you by Tamil or Muslim political leadership. As a former head of state for Srilanka you are responsible for massacre of over 40, 000 Tamils and anti Muslim campaign and violence during your dictatorship. You are a master of corruption and you should straightaway surrender to the police and face the justice. In terms of the law you should be sentenced to death for the crimes you committed against the Nation.

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    Big F u …..

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    I keep on saying the same thing. The succeess of the effective opposition is built up on the failures of the Government. Whether it is Jarapassa or MY3 +RW combine, the mistake they make while in power is to be drunk with power and loose the sense of priorities and public touch. Let us wait and see whether this guy can attract the minorities. If he can by any fluke it shows that minorities are seriously disillusioned by the present setup.

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    inventing facts/alternative facts from CT

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    Sure thing, there will be a massive crowd turning up for Rajapaksa’s meeting with the Tamils and Muslims.Unfortunately it would be comprised of two people.The Tamil would be represented by Karuna Aman and the Muslims by Mohamed Aswar !!! Surety thing the two will have some catchers on payment of something in cash or kind.

    The rest of the Tamils would rather stay at home since after the defeat of the LTTE, Rajapaksa took a anti Tamil line and never used the victory to setle the ethnic problem through political means.That is a tragedy as MR had all the power and acceptability among the Sinhalese to do just that after his victory over the LTTE.

    As for the Muslims no sensible mussalman would ever turn up.The horrible massacre of Muslims in Aluthgama and looting of their property is surely fresh in their collective memory. Here too MR had a head start as he had campaigned for the so called Palestinian cause which won him much Muslim backing.However the aluthgama massacre and the backing he gave to the anti Muslim campaign country wide, put paid to his Muslim backers.

    For losing his popularity among the Tamils and Muslims MR should “thank” just one man and one man alone: some one who goes under the name of Gotabhabaya Nandasena Rajapaksa.Having brought the
    Tamils under his jackboot Gota was left without an adversary, and he turned on the Muslims , this time creating and financing the BBS for the purpose.Of course , MR. endorsed Gotabhaya’s grand plan that would eventually destroy MR at elections.Ultimately in the cruelest of ironies, MR the Maharajano was deprived of his throne in January 2015, and in this plan the Sinhalese or a substantial number of the community joined hands with the minorities in sending the deposed King back home to Medamulana.Eventually in a further irony, the one time President is to today just an MP among many others representing Kurunagala.Poor man now spends his time going from one temple to the other.He has visibly aged in the last 2 years.The smile is still there but the face betrays the pain within, a pain caused by the loss of his kingly powers.

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    Oh looks like the old Dictator wants to come back….he realizes that he lost last time because the minorities did not vote for him, after all he did nothing when they were racially targeted by saffron robed thugs, and said nothing when Muslims were massacred in Aluthgama, and now he needs the minorities to get back into power.
    White vans, corruption, nepotism, is a larger scale once again.

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    Of many other similar bizarre outrages Tamils will not forget that vengeful act of Mahinda R, immediately he returned from London after the Oxford University fiasco during his time, when the first thing he did was to
    order the National Anthem should not be sung in Tamil – in the NEP. This was a calculated insult on all Tamils in the country that will never be forgotten. This despite the fact it was sung for years in the Province. Rajapakse and the parties he belonged to have broken so many promises made to Tamils they will never take him at his word.

    If and when the island is forced to be divided to the pre-1505 equation, Mahinda Rajapakse and his family will have to hold them responsible to the Sinhala Nation for allowing matters to reach that sad state.

    R. Varathan

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      R. Varathan

      Good to hear from you.

      “If and when the island is forced to be divided to the pre-1505 equation, Mahinda Rajapakse and his family will have to hold them responsible to the Sinhala Nation for allowing matters to reach that sad state.”

      Isn’t why he would now like to commence talks with Tamils with a view to seeking asylum/refuge (for the entire clan and crooks) at a future date if and when Eelam is recognised by countries that matter.

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        Dear Native V

        The Rajapakses know all too well they have brought the country to the fate of Zimbabwe. Rice at Rs.125, the humble Coconut at nearly
        Rs.90/100. Seer Fish at Rs.2,000. Govt officials advise people to get used to jack and other leaves. Dinner for 4, without drinks, at a 4-star hotel is over Rs.20,000. Even the smallest car is close to Rs.2 million. A 3-roomed house in the suburbs is over Rs.25 million. Do the Sinhalese realise the kaduwa they drew to finish the Tamils for good has now virtually finished them. Only the Rajapakse family – the clan and crooks you mention – can marginally survive in the immediate future on their stolen loot in Dubai, Singapore, Mauritius and where else.

        Indrajith C, as Governor/CBSL, for the first time in history I believe, addressed the political leadership in a Crisis Meeting and warned the virtual end is nigh. Can the Mahanayakas, who claim over and over again, they saved the Sinhala race, nation and religion for 2,500 years do it again!!!!

        Why, indeed, should the Tamil Nation be part of this inevitable apocalypse.

        R. Varathan

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    The former President missed a great chance of galvanising the country post 2009. His Sinhala hardline view cloaked with false benevolence to all communities have been acutely observed by both the Tamil and Muslim communities. This all false pretence from MR. He can’t be trusted because he does not have The greater goodnesss of Sri Lanka at heart. He has to realise that Sri Lanka is made of multiple communities and not a single community. He cannot favour his community over minorities or vice-versa. He needs to shed his narrow minded view if he is to lead this country again. Any leader wanting to lead Sri Lanka should put themselves in the shoes of the minority and then plan the future of Sri Lanka.

    All communities are equal and religion should be clearly kept out of Sri Lankan politics. Going to Temple , mosque , kovil or church doesn’t make you Buddhist , Muslim , Hindu or a Christian.

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    A Wolf in Sheeps clothing. MaRa can also shed Crocodile Tears!

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    Certainly Mahinda can seek their support by supporting them with another donation from the Helping Hambantota Tsunmi treasure trove!

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    Careful guys… This old, ultra cunning fox is begging for your support to come back into power, which means ‘goodbye’ to the minorities… The ‘white vans’ will be plenty too…

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    This is a golden opportunity, the Tamil and Muslim leaders should make use of this opportunity

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    …..if the tamils still think they have a future in that cursed island, then they are only fooling themselves!!! …the armed struggle for at least autonomy must be revived again, b’cos nothing else can save them….they are truly the last of the mohicans!!!!

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    NOW he wants to meet the Tamils and Muslims. Really, his ambitions to become dictator again, and have his family reap the benefits, is so outrageous. Before that perhaps he should give back the billions stolen from this country by his family. The 1 billion we got back from Basils homes and other property is not good enough

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    Former President Mahinda Rajapakse had a golden opportunity to strengthen his relations with the Tamils shortly after the defeat of the LTTE. Had he done that he would have been celebrated as a great statesman.

    He was very powerful at that time and should have utilized that opportunity to settle the problems of the Tamils. He failed to make use of this opportunity. Instead he was more content in portraying himself as the hero and champion of the Sinhalese. That was the start of his undoing. Tamils even went to the extent of supporting Sarath Fonseka, who was equally guilty in leading the Sri Lankan Army that caused the unnecessary deaths of thousands of innocent Tamils, at the Presidential election that followed.

    Tamils finally nailed Mahinda when they unitedly supported his rival Sirisena at the next Presidential Election.

    Even though the Tamils now realize that the Yahapalanaya government of Ranil and Sirisena will not be able to settle their problems as promised to the TNA, there is no way for Mahinda to get the support of the Tamils again. To them, he is villain number one. His proposed exercise to win over the Tamils will be a waste of time. If he thinks that Karuna will deliver the Tamil votes for him by launching his own Tamil party, he is sadly mistaken. Karuna is the most discredited Sri Lankan Tamil politician today. Eastern Tamils may vote for Pillaiyan but not for Karuna. To the Northern Tamils, Karuna is a traitor.

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    Too little way late….never can be trusted…onceu or Got a comes to power u still will use yellow robed punks to harass Tamils n Muslims…you can fool some people some time …some people ALL the time…NOT all the people all the time….both communiti s will Never cast a vote for U or ur bro Gota….n sooner than later u both along with other siblings will be counting bars…so its a waste of their votes to be cast for u lot…

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    A wolf appears to have don sheeps clothing!

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    Sorry Mr.Rajapakshe, Once bitten twice shy.

    I don’t think Muslims will forgive you for turning a blind eye to all the atrocities committed under your watch ably assisted by your Bro GOTA culminating in Aluthgama/Beruwela.

    I am not sure, even the Nation as a whole will forgive you for all the murders and high profile corruptions which took place under your regime, like Bharatha, Lasantha, Prageeth, Thajudeen and so many other white van murders too, not to mention killing protesters and even prison inmates.

    You did squander your golden opportunity to be the real God Father of our Nation after winning the war, instead lost your head and your way and became a curse to the Nation, now it is too late for redemption.

    Just mend your ways and repent for all your sins, may be the good Lord will forgive you sometimes, not the people though.

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    But I personally have trust only in MrAzath Sally ,of cause Imtiaz ,but he is politically inactive. And I personally as a Member of The Muslim Community have no faith in any of the clergy or Politicians, reaffirming my stance of trust exclusively only on Azath Sally.

    I hope Mr.Rajapakshe you are sincere in your latest turn around,if you are I am perrsonally in the view it is worth the risk for the minorities to support your return ,hopefully you could be the next LKY of South Asian Sub Continent. Doing what is right, that is giving 100% equal rights to minorities and banning politics for Clergymen of all religions ,keeping religion and state jealously apart . while giving media true freedom ,, but making sure to punish medias that spread fake news to encourage racial hate.
    What about freedom of our Halal dietary ? That is my number one concern ,will you dare to stand in the face of certain mafia styled NGOS who have hijacked a religion and abusing it for spreading lies against the Sacred religious athority because it is defending false hate against Islam and its people. ? Will you dare to stamp down extremism among all fake religious sects among all religious groups? Will you be willing to meet common members of both Communities rather than politicians and religious Institutional heads ,no one understand that we Muslims have NO Priesthood and the scholars can only advice us ,not reprimand us usinstitutionally. Will you shut down fearlessly fake NGOs who are milking the people! ? & who ate the real culprits to engage certain clergy groups against the Muslims ,by twisting and takimg verses out of context of our religious texts to demonise us and deny our right for our dietary ,our faith, and deny our right for honest income ,while putting an end to smuggling ? These are great challenge s ,especially with Trump who is the chieftain of these NGOs today. Ppl ate ignorant ,there are even a thin group of Muslims & Tamils who betray their own by working with these NGOS just for petty cash.

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    Rajapakse is living-upto the the good old saying.

    “Hammer first talk later”

    To him I say “fly a bloody kite”

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    The present government is no saint. They have completely banned Muslim HALAL logo and hand it to a private company for expirt only ,so they can take the kick backs and fool the biogts and racists created by Trump NGOS. And neo Narcists from Scandinavia and USA. Today Muslims ate openly denied jobs, housing, credit facilities ,blocked from doing business, except goons of mafias involved in racketeering, drug smuggling, and close relatives of The Muslim politicians and their friends. No intelligent child whose patents have struggled and spent through their nose to educate them in private institutions ,without becoming a parasite on the country is allowed to find work even in private sectors,or even start and peacefully run their own businesses, no credit support from banks, where English is a priority in certain jobs people with high skill s are denied the opportunity and people who can not speak or understand a word has been politically placed.I doubt this country can ever come out of prejudice, unless a dictotor takes over and ruthlessly implement the rule of law.but right now everyone in the political circle and their relatives & friends are filling their pockets while we simple folks are Starving.

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      Lanken Nitizen@,

      I think you have been underestimating the manner Rajpakshe administration deliberately acted and how they have now been continuing it…
      රාජපක්ෂ ජාතිවාදය අන්තවාදී විදියට භාවිතා කරල බලයෙ ඉන්න බලපු නායකයෙක් බව ලදරුවන් පවා මේ රටේ දන්නවා. (we perfectly know how Rajaakshe made every effort to abuse majority in the name of being against to Aluthgama or other muslim srilankens in 2013 or so ) even today, he could better live up his retirement, not standing on the way of any reconcilliatory acts being underway – no, his greediness to politics and thuggism, is above everything else even by todate.
      So, I never think this man can ever be reliable for lanken reconcilation.
      Besides, his last term had 2/3 mandate in parliament, he could get almost every pact signed if he had clean thoughts towards long holding tamil cause, power devolution or other as it may meet could have been introduced if he had wholeheartedness with the lanken issue. No instead, his men created high problems to cover the other…

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    If Mahinda is so patriotic why can not he go to the North and East and with his Tamil and Muslims leaders on stage address the masses in Tamil as he did after 2010 couple of times, and before the Jan 8 the 2015 one time instead of having closed door meetings with those leaders.

    He will not dare to do that as he will be exposed and lose popularity in the South again.
    It is time the young Sri Lankans make Mahinda & Bros HANG THEIR BOOTS.

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