22 January, 2018

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Ranil Attempts To Diffuse Bond Bomb, Points Fingers At Previous Wrongdoing

Ranil Wickremesinghe, stating that the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Central Bank bond issues had revealed that Rs 4 trillion had been auctioned through bond issues between 2008 and 2015, said that he is awaiting investigation from the media on the related losses. He said that Rs 10,000 billion would have to be paid by the Government over the next 25 years.

Wickremesinghe made these observations while addressing a meeting of United National Party (UNP) candidates for the forthcoming local government elections at Campbell Park, Borella today (January 7).

The UNP leader, while alluding to ‘various ideas published in the media’ regarding the Central Bank bond scam post-2015, did not acknowledge any wrongdoing by party loyalists and personal friends who have been named and shamed in the CoI report.

Wickremesinghe appointed the former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, a personal friend, as an advisor after the President choose not to extend his term considering the details of the bond scam that had come to light by that time. He also appointed former Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake to head a development programme after the latter resigned in the wake of revelations that the main beneficiary of the bond scam, Arjun Aloysius who is also the son-in-law of Mahendran, had gifted him a plush penthouse.

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      Now, now, guys …………Why such derision for the poor sod Ranil?

      Has he stoles a red cent for himself? Has he killed anyone? Has he tried to mussel the press by bumping off jurnos ………. or getting them to live in France leaving their families in SL ……. or burned down press-establishments? Pocketed the tsunami funds? Not let poor grandma Daisy to die in peace?

      Where were all you guys then? ……….Did you burn with the same puritanical fervour then?

      Sure, he is a lousy liar ………not as accomplished a liar as Mahinda ….. as an actor Mahinda is Marlon Brando compared to Ranil’s Ranjan Ramanayake………..should we hold that against him? Have Lankan adults fallen into the trap of judging issues by appearances and not on the merits of the issues?

      Ranil didn’t start pilfering the EPF ……….the pilfering started under the patronage of the great father on the nation Mahinda. So, why not have a commission to inquire into all the scams? If not, one might think this is just a ruse to put the blame solely on Ranil. As smart patriotic citizens shouldn’t we clamour for such a commission? If not, observers might think we don’t give a hoot about corruption ………. and only interested in playing partisan politics to put the blame on one side or the other.

      I still say, Ranil with his unparalleled ham-fisted stupidity and Sirisena with his gutless meandering………….in the last 3 years, have done much more for the forward march of SL into the “modern-age” than Mahinda did for the backward march of Hambantota where he chose to be the president. …….. We should learn to thank Buddha for small mercies! …………..All one has to do is go back to Budda’s teachings and overcome one’s pet hatreds and open one’s eyes and see …………or is it a futile task for any Lankan adult?

      Just a contrarian view.

      Maitriya, ……..Dear, Dear Lankan Sinhala-Buddhists Brothers!

      Now, let me grab my helmet ……….before the stones start flying.

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        I dont think you have a head or a brain to be protected NF. Go bash the head of your hero Ranil and ask him if he had been sleeping and farting for 3-years without prosecuting Rajapaksha’s. Was n’t it his government that appointed FCID andf thern disbanded it so that they themselves could escape investigation regarding the Bond Scam? People elected Ranil the incompetent PM and MS to deal with the previous set of villains. Were you blind to the 2015 peoples revolution that appointed this present gang of thieves unknowingly for idiots like you to gloat of their criminal activities?

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          “Were you blind to the 2015 peoples revolution”

          Geeze man ………..Now, I get it! …….. if you were a sucker and expected that Lankans were going to change their traits and behave like non-Lankans …….that something good was gonna come out of the 2015 shindig………..then you should be angry; very angry ………at no one else but yourself! For being such a dumb-ass. SAD! No?

          I’m cool ………..I know the Lankans ………….like my own people! :))

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            What else do you expect from RW asslickers! Nimal is a good example.I am angry yes with traitors like RW and its defenders like you.

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              “What else do you expect from RW asslickers!”

              Is that what you do? …….Tsk, tsk …………now, why do you have to confess in a public forum what you do? Pal, keep what you do behind closed doors private ………….we don’t wanna know.

              We take it, that you dont like Ranil’s front that much, eh? :))))))))))))) ………….It’s a free world. Man, just go for what ever you fancy…….. Lankans will understand……… :))))

              You have no clue what hit you ……..do you?

              Buddy, Ranil or no Ranil …….. or Mahinda, I don’t give a toss ………I just take the mickey out of Lankan Einsteins like you and make them expose their intellectual capacity …………. in the service of the ol’ motherland …………..

              Ha ha ha ha ……….you made my day!

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        Nimal F,
        What old VP said was true –“The Sinhalese can’t remember anything more than a week”.
        It’s been 3 years now, so nobody remembers the absolute corruption, nepotism and brutality of MR’s reign. And of course there is Killi Maharajah and his Sirasa to help us forget.
        Why is it most people on this forum just cannot see the truth in Ranil’s statement? The loss from just ONE YEAR of SriLankan Airlines is far greater than this “bond scam”.
        All that commission-generating fake development by the MR gang is invisible now.
        But I fault Ranil for not taking action 3 years ago against these crooks. He is in a soup of his own making.
        Truly, Sri Lankans are idiots.

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          OC,

          “The loss from just ONE YEAR of SriLankan Airlines is far greater than this “bond scam”.”

          I don’t even think about these things ………..just some fun to kill a little free time ……….a little flame-throwing and trolling …….. a few stones in to the hornets’ nest …. :))

          “Truly, Sri Lankans are idiots.”

          Well, the Lankans never get it! ………..I was trying to get the helmet to protect the helmet …………in true Lankan fashion, in Lanka, it’s the skull that protects the helmet ………. When in Lanka, do as ……….and all that jazz…………

          They say Einstein had relatives in Lanka. ……….Well, not too sure about good ol’ Al ……… but Newton sure did.

          Happy New Year to you.

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            nimal fernando and Douglas

            Happy New Year to you all.
            Though we are in the new year yet we need to deal with litter collected in the past.
            Please bear with me as I am bit thick, what Dr Mahinda Rajapaksa (LLD) got to do with Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) or his official position in that party which was formed by G L Pieris (PhD) (Namal baby’s child minder)? Why was he at Kadawatha rally?

            Does SLFP still want to keep him in the party? What are the SLFP seniors planning to do about him given that he boasted that his father formed the party along with SWRD Banda single handedly?

            Is he planning to destroy SLFP as well? Has Elia Dr Gota (DSc) resigned from SLFP and joined SLPP? He needs a party if the good doctor wants to contest next Presidential elections.

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          Take off your green sunglasses! Then you will see the BOND SCAM!

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            “Then you will see the BOND SCAM!”

            Buddy, you may never comprehend this but try if you can …… there are very few Lankans who are blessed with good vision who see the bond scam and all the other scams, murders, commissions, rackets……… carried out buy all the Lankan pols…….

            But like many Lankans, if you see only the recent bond scam and not anything else there is something wrong with your vision or the brain (sometimes eye problems can be due to neurological problems :)) ……….make an immediate appointments with the respective specialists ….. we are concerned for your health :))

            Beyond that I have neither the time nor the inclination to engage with Lankan Einsteins today.

            Have a nice day! ……….. Hope it’s as good as mine.

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              nimal fernando

              “there are very few Lankans who are blessed with good vision who see the bond scam and all the other scams, murders, commissions, rackets……… carried out buy all the Lankan pols…….”

              On the other hand Judiciary and Law enforcement agencies have adapted an enlightened view of “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. How is that?

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              Nimal,

              The urgency of taking action on the bond scam is that these incompetent rouges are still in power! Get them out! We made a change to catch all the rouges and killers! Its three years since then and nothing has come out of it. We have seen all the scams and killings for years! But no one is taking any action!!

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                For the sake of argument ……….Ranil has been exonerated from the bond commission ……..should he still fall on his sword to make people braying for his blood happy?

                The recommendations have been handed over to the AGA’s office for action ……….. like in any other democratic country, let the process run its course.

                Or should the onus fall on his political opponents to declare him guilty or not? And hand in a predestined verdict?

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            Ruwan,
            All that you guys can do is keep repeating what those idiots on Sirasa say. Do you not have brains to do the calculations? Even a Grade 8 kid can do it. If there was such a huge scam, just provide the figures. It won’t take more than 5 lines. The fact is that you can’t.

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              oldcodger

              “Do you not have brains to do the calculations?”

              A billion dollar question.
              Aren’t you joking?
              Why do you think/assume they are supposed to have brain?

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              Oldcodger,

              Sirasa? who is looking at Sirasa! I am referring to the Bond Scam report that the president presented to us! According to the President Perpetual Treasuries has made a profit of 11.4 billion in 5 months. Therefore if they made a profit someone should have made a loss! It is the Government who has made the loss! Simple logic! This has been investigated and Reported by the commission appointed by the president. As for other frauds and killings, we made a change but so far nothing has come out of it! Catch them all but first get rid of the rouges that are in power so that they will not be able carry out similar scams! As for Sri Lankan Airline they have made massive losses for the past two years Read the report on “Cancellation of the four Airbus A350-900 leases and the downfall of Sri Lankan Airlines” on FT by an Investment Banker from London with Mergers & Acquisition and Corporate Strategy experience. Ranil appointed the wrong Board members who didn’t know how to run an airline!

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                Ruwan,
                Simple logic is only good for simple minds. The 11.5 billion loss is over THIRTY YEARS (the lifetime of the bonds). Compare that to Sri Lankan Airlines losing 21 Billion in 2014, long before Ranil’s board.
                That’s what Sirasa doesn’t want you to know.
                Also I must tell you that “rogues” is how you spell the word, not “rouges”.

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        I agree with Nimal Fernando here.

        Despite Ranil’s unbelievable naivety and foolhardiness (which amounts to near stupidity), he is, and will never be in the same league as the third class crooks, murderers and terror merchants who were enthroned for 10 years before 2015.

        This country will need to assess, what is best for the country – a government with or without Ranil.

        As for Ravi W, I have no sympathy at all. He has been a vexation. Also, some heads will need to roll after all, if Ranil’s misdemeanors are to be overlooked.

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        While the real Bond Scam took place under the Rajapaksas why did he wait so long to expose this!?

        This is what happens when you try to protect the Rajapaksas Criminals you lose all credibility even when you say the truth…

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      Ranil’s game is clear now. He thinks that one wrong justifies another. and that people of Lanka are Modayas!
      Ranil’s stories and attempts to cover up by pointing fingers at Rajapaksa crimes is nauseating and disgusting.
      For 3 years of Jarapalanay Govt. Ranil protected Rajapaksa Brothers and Sons, destroyed national institutions like CB, Survey Dept. Sri Lankan Airlines and committed the same crimes that Rajapakse family did – on a larger scale.
      Now the Cat is out of the bag – Ranil is morally and intellectually bankrupt and should be impeached for Financial Crimes against the people of Lanka. Ranil should be in the same prison cell at Mahinda, Gota and Basil and namal etc
      Wors, still Ranil has also been selling Sri Lanka to foreigners and following the Fake Advice of the Deep state of the sole super power whose Fake experts write his economic development policies- to beggar the Sri lanka people, loot national assets and enrich global 1 percent. Just, check out Ranil’s Economic Development “Vision 2025” which was drafted overseas!

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      Yes !! The right way to go Prime Minister. Every crooks of the Nation be investigated and punished .
      That’s what the Resident said too.
      So it’s the right move.
      Those who poo poos the Primeministers call here are the Traitors of the Nation .
      They are the MR Mafia Apologists.!!!

      Ok?? We know you all who eat Punnakku eating donkeys and suffers from Selective Amnesia. Forget about dream.
      We cannot have the Old Mafia in Power.
      Forget the Crap , and Forget about the Old Mafias.
      They have done irreparable damage to the Nation , including fear in the Nation.

      Can you IMAGINE the 3 BRUTES Of OFFSPRINGS AND THE 3 BRUTES OF SIBLINGS INCLUDING THE COHORTS BRUTES LET LOSE IN THE COUNTRY???
      Oh God give us Strength and give us WISDOM to overcome the Calamity.

      NO MORE FEAR! NO MORE SECRECY , NO MORE POLITICAL KILLINGS , NO MORE JOURNALISTS KILLINGS , NO MORE RUGBY REVENGE KILLINGS . NO MORE RELIGIOUS KILLINGS AND BURNING OF WORSHIPPERS IN THEIR TEMPLES. ECT ! Ect………
      PEOPLE FORGET THE BIG PARTY POLITICS OF ALLEGIANCE , FEAR, BRIBERY, AND CORRUPTION AND OWN SELFISHNESS .
      VOTE FOR A GOOD CLEAN CANDIDATE WITH YOUR CONSCIENCE FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN TO LIVE IN A PEACEFUL PROSPEROUS COUNTRY.
      VOTE FOR NO THUGS , CROOKS OR MURDERERS.

      Think with your “. thinking hat on ” and vote .
      Do we need the Return of the. Most horrible ” Past Era ” of PRE 2015????
      SCARE MONGERERS SPREADING LIES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY INCITING FEAR LIKE GREESE MONKEYS , KOTTIYAS and the likes of spreading fears among people .
      These were Orchestrated by the corrupt Past Government during their Rule.!!
      Instilled FEAR AMONG YOUNG AND OLD.
      THESE WERE GAMES PLAYED BY THE LAST REGIME ON PEOPLE testing their intelligence.

      Bad, Sad, and Mad of a Regime of Yester Years!!! We got rid of!!!!

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      Yes !! The right way to go Prime Minister. Every crooks of the Nation be investigated and punished . PAST AND PRESENT.
      That’s what the PResident said too.
      So it’s the right move.
      Those who poo poos the Primeministers call here are the Traitors of the Nation .
      They are the MR Mafia Apologists.!!! TRYING TO COVER UP THE PAST LOOTERS.

      Ok?? We know you all who eat Punnakku eating donkeys and suffers from Selective Amnesia. Forget dreaming .
      We cannot have the Old Mafia in Power.
      Forget the Crap , and Forget about the Old Mafias.
      They have done irreparable damage to the Nation , including fear among us.

      Can you IMAGINE the 3 BRUTES Of OFFSPRINGS AND THE 3 BRUTES OF SIBLINGS INCLUDING THE COHORTS BRUTES LET LOOSE IN THE COUNTRY again???
      Oh God give us Strength and give us WISDOM to overcome the Calamity.

      NO MORE FEAR! NO MORE SECRECY , NO MORE POLITICAL KILLINGS , NO MORE JOURNALISTS KILLINGS , NO MORE RUGBY REVENGE KILLINGS . NO MORE RELIGIOUS KILLINGS AND BURNING OF WORSHIPPERS IN THEIR TEMPLES. ECT ! Ect………

      PEOPLE!! OVERCOME THE BIG PARTY POLITICS OF ALLEGIANCE , FEAR, BRIBERY, AND CORRUPTION AND OWN SELFISHNESS .
      VOTE FOR A GOOD CLEAN CANDIDATE WITH YOUR CONSCIENCE FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN TO LIVE IN A PEACEFUL PROSPEROUS COUNTRY.
      VOTE FOR NO THUGS , CROOKS OR MURDERERS.

      Think with your “. thinking hat on ” and vote .
      Do we need the Return of the. Most horrible ” Past Era ” of PRE 2015????
      SCARE MONGERERS SPREADEd LIES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY INCITEd FEAR LIKE GREESE MONKEYS , KOTTIYAS spread fears among people .
      These were Orchestrated by the corrupt Past Government during their Rule.!!
      Instilled FEAR AMONG YOUNG AND OLD.
      THESE WERE GAMES PLAYED BY THE LAST REGIME ON PEOPLE testing their intelligence.

      Bad, Sad, and Mad of a Regime of Yester Years!!! We got rid of!!!!

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      Yes PM !You did try to cover up for your friend AM and his SIL. Including the others had a hand in the cooks jar like your past Finance Minister now your arty leader.
      You should have come clean earlier.
      Same way you tried to cover up the Past Mafia King and his family.
      Why ?? Are you Insane??
      Did you gain anything ?? Financially or otherwise??
      Why did you cover up the COUP ? On the night of Jan 2015???
      Are you so thick ??
      Your weakness and immature Silli pranks caused you all this.
      How can one be a serious Political leader ?
      These are not games !! Our country is not a PLAY GROUND TO PLAY SILLI IMMATURE GAMES.
      One CANNOT BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY FOR COVERING UP MEGA FRAUDS , MURDERS, AND TREACHERY IN OUR COUNTRY.
      BE A SERIOUS POLITICIAN.

      Look what a mess you have caused and you’re DANCING BAILA on the Utube ?? ?
      No Grey matter or JUST BORN SIMPLE???
      Oh!! InBred and Incest generation of the past , they were born BRAIN DEAD GENERATION as we know.
      ITS SHOWING NOW ! Plain, Thick dumb Ass…. of those remnants .
      Inbred and Incest Products of the Past.
      That’s all we have Ruling our Nation.
      We have no where to go except live with IMBECILS.

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      PM ! If you want to be a Comedian please change your profession.
      No way a Political leader!!
      Give others a chance to rule this country with Honesty , Integrity and Serious Commitment.

      When the tide turned over ! Now you’re talking about the past crooks and punishing them….
      Why? You had 3 Three Long years.
      The past and present crooks were given permission to leave the country to HIDE THEIR LOOTS WHERE NO ONE CAN FIND.
      ALLOWED THE CROOKS TO DESTROY EVIDENCE OF PAPERS AND FORENSICS TO ESCAPE CRIMES.
      ALL HAPPENED WITHIN THE LAST 3 years.
      Wasted Billions of rupees on bribery and corruption cases , FCID , CID, ECT, ECT , ECT,
      All walk ! walk ! talk ! talk !! Empty Talks!!
      Please leave us alone , we are not fools .
      Crooks of all Types need to be punished , as the Presidents Statement says.

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      Ravi K has allowed gangsters to contest in the municipal council elections under the UNP and is risking the popularity of the party by doing so. Before the next election they better get rid of all these underworld gangsters and refuse nominations for them to give the UNP the best chance of winning…

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    He is correct, govt mush investigate MR-Cabraal bond issues.

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      Suranganee

      Well it was Ranil who blocked the investigations against MR as he thought he would open a can of worms. So now once the can of worms are open his side he wants the other can also open and so one will counteract the other and in the end will get nullified and he would be free including of course MR clan!

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      yes but deal with result of the bond commission first. No point of Ranil the plonker harping back to his neglected (or shall I say deliberately avoided or if not sabotaged) opportunity to investigate and punish MR-Cabraal over the previous 3-years. Now face the courts Ranil and his cohorts, whoever comes at the next election will deal with MR-Cabraal. We don’t trust Ranil anymore.

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    One of the Election promises of MR CLEAN was to establish FCID and investigate those. What did his AG do with those. Nothing. One accusation for MR CLEAN RANIL was he established FCID without proper powers. He said he would bring legislation,. but nothing happened. UNP LEader is a Thief. Deputy UNP leader is a thief. There are many more out of 96 who are thieves. So, People will vote to selelct more members to that.

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    One should listen to the Video and try to understand what did this man do for 40 years in order to talk now what he is talking. He wants to have better lives for women and men. How doe she do that by electing more politicians. They all become rats. Besides, why did he take 40 years to remember it now. Politicians are SHAMELESS LIARS and they are NAKED. they earn their livelihood by cheating voters.

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    His fault should be made public.
    This should be a lesson to all.
    This should be a way out to clear politics.
    Vote for JVP to do that

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      Lankan No 03: The things that JVP does not do as the Opposition, you think they do as the govt ?

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    I listened to Mr. Ranil W’s speech from the beginning to the end. At the end, my thoughts went back to his former leader, his uncle and who brought him to politics from Kelaniya, Late ex President Mr. J.R.Jayawardena. He, (JRJ) had one Sinhala word to tell the people and that remains in the minds to date and that is “MAMA KORANAWA”. If you have heard him pronounce this word “KORANAWA”, one well acclaimed stage play write produced a very successful stage play titled “Uthure Rahula” and that main actor who played the role of JRJ did pronounce admirably well to match it. Although, our present PM, Mr. Ranil W did not utter that word “KORANAWA”, all what he said were “We will do……We will do…..We will do ….”Api Karanawa”…..We have plans…….” “Api salasum karala thiyenne”.. As regards “Bond Robbery”, he (Ranil W) told a whole lot of “LIES” little realizing that he and his cohorts have been found guilty by the PEOPLES’ COURT” . Please look at the “Body Language” – the Facial Expressions of those seated in the front rows , you will undoubtedly notice the “Dejection” and the “Rejection”. What a pathetic FAILED attempt to protrude SUCCESS and VICTORY?

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    They robbed the country first. We followed them and stole later.

    I also instructed Mahendran to change the system of bond issues without approval from the monetary board of the Central Bank to facilitate the robbing.

    Oh yes. We came to power promising to chase the corrupt. But we didn’t say we will not steal. We kept our promises. Please vote us. the UNP, at the next election.

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      @ Dan, you forgot ……..”we also passed legislation that permits government sponsored money laundering. Just pass on any foreign money whose source is suspect …….. to the ex Finance Minister’s wife, and they will get laundered to whiter than snow”

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        Thanks Thishu.
        Also forgot…. I gave part of my office to both Mahendran and Ravi K as they were forced to resign due to corruption allegations. Also gave them top government posts after they resigned. I even appointed Ravi K to select the candidates for the local govt elections.
        We have done so much to us. Dumb voters, please vote for the UNP.

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    A nation’s watch keeper is its opposition.

    While it is fine to point fingers….what were you doing little boy when the MR regime was stealing? Sleeping? Did you have pittu in your mouth ?

    You little boy were the opposition leader but you neither opposed nor were a leader.

    Oh mother Lanka, why did you curse us with this man?

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    Accountability is one of the cornerstones of good governance. Yet Yahapalana lot seem to have never heard the word.
    If the President and the PM aspired to score from the Bond Report, they were mistaken.
    The same goes with the JO. People now very well know that all these politicians are playing a game to hoodwink the masses and that they are not genuine in what they say. The Bond Report is an orphan. Everybody shows concern but nobody wants to take the responsibility. I don’t think this is what people expected.
    Needless to say the general public is sick and tired of politicians, both present and the past.
    The worst part of them is blaming each other and making excuses for their wrongdoings.
    People should seriously think about using the upcoming LG election to REJECT politicians, no matter which party.

    JVP and SLFP never voted against UNP’s Bills and Acts detrimental to the country. They are hopeless.
    The same way JO also never voted against them. If they did it was according to their selectively selfish agenda. They even took part in the Constitutional Assembly (minus NFF) assisting Ranil to bring the Federal Constitution. Their betrayal is much more than JVP’s and SLFP’s. JO didn’t even vote against the recent Act on the sale of Hambantotata Port. They even let Ranil to pass OMP. Therefore, JO should be considered as an integral part of Ranil’s regime. What is more annoying is without fulfilling their responsibility in the Parliament by voting against Ranil, they make barrage of criticism outside which is of no use.
    Politicians in SLFP, UNP, SLPP (JO), JVP all should be rejected. It is time voters show politicians that they have raised the bar to new heights for them. We should not give them easy time.

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    President Maithripala Sirisena’s office has put out several versions of his bond commission statement in an apparent attempt to soften the blow to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his party.

    The first English translation of the President’s Sinhala statement was reasonably close to the original, but a subsequent version — Bond Report V3 final.docx — took the sting out.

    It removed all references to Wickremesinghe and the then finance minister Ravi Karunanayake.

    The President’s website carried the first translation and later swapped it with the new version which was once again amended bringing back references to Ravi Karunanayake but without including Wickremesinghe’s name.

    Faulting the Prime Minister for not taking action against the then Central Bank governor Arjuna Mahendran and also blindly believing in him was removed from the final version published on the president’s official website.

    The deleted para read: “The Commission is of the opinion that the Prime Minister made his statement in Parliament regarding the appointment of Mr Mahendran believing in the facts presented by Mr. Mahendran and Mr.Samarasiri, especially the promises made by Mr Mahendran. The Report also says that the Prime Minister should not have done that.”

    Another crucial paragraph that was initially deleted and later restored was: “The Commission report refers to the allegation against former Finance Minister Mr Ravi Karunanayake regarding the payment of rent for the penthouse apartment belongs (sic) to the Aloysius Family and their Walter and Rowe (sic) Company and stated that Mr Karunanayake was responsible for that and recommended that the government should take necessary action against Mr. Ravi Karunanayake under the section of bribery and corruption and further legal action under the penal codes for giving false evidence at the Commission.” (Courtesy The Island)

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      Now it is up to the opposition and JVP to publish relevant passages well before the election date and give their sinhala translations, even full page adverts on rival non UNP media. The people MUST know before they vote about this BOND MAGADIYA perpetrated by these traitors. Obviously Maithripala’s P-Website cannot be trusted: he still wants to bed with the traitors.

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        thrishu

        Are you naive or stupid?
        Even to distinguish between the two one needs common sense.
        Unfortunately bigots and racists don’t possess it.

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    Alright, the President appointed a Commission which found that RAVI K, Mahandran, Aloysius et al were clearly guilty of criminal offences. Why is the President not following its recommendations and why is he allowing Ranil to use delaying tactics aimed at allowing the culprits to escape. This govt is in power for 3 years and did nothing about alleged misdeeds of the previous govt. When this govt was caught robbing the people, their excuse is “we robbed because our predecessors robbed”!! These buggers have such a thick skin. They should be skinned.

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      Percy

      As a matter of fact, RW’s pointing finger to the past is a proof for his involvement in present bond scam.

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    There are some questions has to be asked and answered, in the light of that a wide opinion exist there that this PCoI is only coy and only an election stunt. There many corruptions are sighted as New King and Ranil are connected. Instead of Middle ground authors analyzing in balanced manner, these all are brought out by UNP and SLFP acolytes. People are skeptical about these revelations. Beyond that, even after it is said that Ranil yet to get the copy of this statement copy, there are suggestion that this stunt is only Ranil-New King Joint drama. The main reason is that neither of them so far had really brought out any serious accusation on Chitanta Government, but the unity government is accusing only unity government within. Unlike CT trying to head it, Ranil has not accused the Chitanta government directly any wrongdoing. His 10 trillion number is not described as any fraud committed amount, but a loan amount need to be paid by his Yahapalanaya government but was borrowed by the Chitanta government. The political parties come and go to power. Governments are always there. So it is always, without any missing, incoming governments pay the outgoing government’s debts. (Practically all governments, other than very few, engaged into more and more debts and in many circumstances that more loans are no indication of any alarming situation). So here what Ranil saying is, only pulling wool on Modayas eye to make them think that 10 trillion fraud. While he is tricking the mass to go wild on that, he is asking the media, his arch enemies, to explain that number. What a comedy is that!

    The easy to predict matter at this time seems to be only Mahendran will be punished for the corruption of the Chitanta and Yahapalanaya government.

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    Ravi is at odd as he took a part in the Russian Ship scam revelations. But difficult is, will Ranil be impeached, Old King is crowned as PM, Old Royals is given the control of the SLFP. One thing one can say is, if New King loses in 2020, SLFP will go back to Old Royals, even if they refuse to accept. Old Royals knew that and that is the reason they are not committing for GLP’s “Slap Party”. Old Royals are ready to show patience, wait for the opportunity for them to overrun all the enemies in the SLFP and take it over finally. Especially Old King, as he cannot be the EP until the 21st amendment is enacted, he is not interested to plunge into 2020 election mood. They are very little interested in LGE, though people are made to believe that they demanded for the election and actively canvassing for “Slap Party”. It is not just Old King does not want the GLP’s Slap, he even block his family members take active role in that.

    Here is a difficult entanglement exist. UNP is not able to function alone. So it cannot kick SLFP out. SLFP can go alone, because not just Old Royals, there are even other candidates, who can stand as EPs for them. But New King cannot win any election whether it is LG or EP or parliament. It is the same situation, whether he is with UNP or with Joint Comedy Club, or even if he surrenders his SLFP leadership to Old Royals. His only hope is change the constitution, abolish EP take the alms UNP ready put as “continuing on the seat until 2025”. The best option for him is, he came alone, so care him alone and goes alone. New King is A Sheep Is Separated from His Herd.

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    So he cannot accommodate the SLFPyers wish. Old Royals cannot go with GLP’s “Slap Party” because they always aims for the whole family for generations to come, so it is their worst nightmare the SLFP get split and it end up as Neither SLFP nor “Slap Party” can win any election in the future. So the simple formula that existed from freedom that “between the UNP-SLFP duos simply whoever blows the highest anti-Tamil feeling capture election” is not shedding any light on the hope for victory on the coming election. When SLFP – UNP went for unity government, Old King created new Duo as Yahapalanaya – Joint Comedy Club. From there he undertook spreading anti-minority feeling to win the coming election. But the in-between LGE is teaching him a new lesson. I.e Splitting the SLFP is death blow to his “Entire Family for Generations to Come” dream. Adding to further confusion, the CB bond scam has been upgraded from fish net entanglement to Idiyappa entanglement. Old King’s best hope was devolution and Ekkya Rajiya. He basically had left the CB issue between SLFP and UNP, as he did not wanted PT go to any court and start to talk like Pillaiyan. But New King, for all astonishment, went through the back door subtly grabbed it secretly spraying it as anti-Tamil spray. This is causing a discomfort to Ranil because his name is being associated with Tamils by his partner, who agreed with to him bring a constitutional change without blaming each other being on the side of the Tamil. Now Ranil is not sure how proceed for this new turn. Old Royal are forced into two mind, that is whether to grab CB Bond Bomb and blow it hard or go back to the silenced constitutional change and blaming UNP-SLFP duo as dividing the country.

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    The report boomaranged. The commission says that the govt. lost mostly during 2008/15. If the report is to be acted upon it should be the full report.

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      Govt is trying to cheat in that too. IT is Arjun Mahendran who ran away. KAbral IS still in Sri lanka. Why CLEAN MAN RANIL did not do anything.

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    Take a chap like me. Why did I vote for these people? To make the state machinery clean, at least to the point of saying safely that there is good governance or now branded as a trade name “Yahapalanaya”. Within a few days this rotten scam was hatched and finally the EPF funds of the people are affected. Never in my wildest dream did I think that these guys would perform such a massive racket in a very short time and therefore I feel that my vote was obtained through deceit. I voted for a change and for this Ranil fellow to say that in the past also some crooked things were done which needs to be gone into is absolutely no defense for the dirty thing done. He knew all the misdeeds of the previous rotters but he did nothing to book them. Our expectation, firstly, is for a clean government where the rot is not tolerated at all (0 tolerance) and secondly to put behind bars all the rogues of the past. What has happened is totally the opposite. If there was a good democratic framework where sovereignty of the country is truly in the hands of the people the we the people should be able to administer the medicine that they themselves prescribed, namely, “the maduwaligaya and the Kaduwa”.

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    Or boy, this bomb will never be diffused.

    Attempts to diffuse will keep on strengthening it & finally it’ll blast destroying everybody associated with it.
    Fake GG.

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    Should I cry or should I laugh !

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      kolla

      “Should I cry or should I laugh !”

      Being Sri Lankan you should cry for and laugh at wrong reason.

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    Wrong doers must be punished in chronological order, first comes first punished. Rajapakse made many appointees and many did commit forgeries, frauds, money laundering, murders including his sons, younger brothers, relatives, friends and associates.
    Why should Ranil be punished when Rajapakse is still free.
    Double standard?
    They all must be produced in the courts and let courts deliver judgements, not their cronies and coolies.That’s justice.

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      Saro – “Rajafucksha made many appointees and many did commit forgeries, frauds, money laundering, murders including his sons, younger brothers, relatives, friends and associaes.” Why did you leave out R A P E !

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      Saro, because Rajapaksha’s crimes were unproven and Ranil was unable to make his complaints and charges stick, whereas Ranil and cohorts’ crimes were proven at the commission. Now it is up to the President and law enforcing agencies to implement the recommendations. So chronologically Ranil should face the courts first.

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        thrishu

        Have all scammers been charged at a court of law and found guilty of theft?
        In Dr Mahinda and Dr Gota’s case the state/government are scared of investigating the alleged war criminals.

        By the way Dr Mahinda Rajapaksa told a rally just before the last presidential elections that a known devil is better than an unknown. What exactly did he mean? This rally was held in Vanni.

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        thrishu
        Has the PM got any grey matter inside the skull??
        Why is he protecting the mega crooks and now he to face the music??

        Are there any Files against our PM lurking as per threats made by Modamullas of Medamullana during the last election????

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        Safe guarding his friend Rajapakse has boomeranged on Ranil.

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    No matter anyone or anybody can shout and scream about Bond scam. All i know is only James Bond movies are available. So i tell the anti ranil and UNP basta..s to fly a kite as UNP is going to win the elections by a landslide.

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    Oh what a mammoth crowd the biggest i have seen. It seems it will be a cake walk for Unp at the local elections. Seerasa must be thinking how to spoil and plan the next mud to be thrown at Ranil.
    Killi is shivering!

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    I do, do wonder if these people have ever come across a Word S-H-A-M-E.

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    CLEAN MAN RANIL is a shameless man. HE had talked about good governance to his people at Campbell Park.

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    He is classic foxy .
    All what he wants is to protect wrong doing .
    He did not take action to all bad things previous government did ?
    Why not?
    He knows all this?
    He should be sacked to the goodness of party and country
    What a shameless man is He?
    He should have guts to accept it .
    How on earth he have a top job to non Sri Lankan?
    All are courrpt
    Vote for JVP.
    Only JVP could save Sri Lanka now.

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    “Ranil Attempts To Diffuse Bond Bomb, Points Fingers At Previous Wrongdoing”
    .
    Let us look at the silver lining. Will this finger-pointing lead to more exposures which in turn may bridle corruption?
    It is getting clearer that the language/religion-divide had nothing to do with our predicament.

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    Ranil :

    Couldn’t you have just defaulted on all those loans? I mean, all you had to do was tell China to get lost, and held hands with your bbf’s the US. Unfortunately you are still stuck with bbfriending the Obama-Clinton admin. They are gone! It’s now Trump’s world order. Defaulting on the Chinese would have been only too easy. No, but you were lost in the regional triangle of the old US admin, weren’t you! So, you stole all of Rajapaksa’s projects and laid it on the outdated Obama-Clinton South-Asian conglomerate via S’pore (where US would get their tithe from). And my goodness: what crookery and travesty to democracy was used to force your deals!

    ***
    Tell you what Ranil: Lay it all on BRIC that Rajapaksa was doing (Trump will get his tithe from Russia).

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    Besides Ranil, the losses from 2008-2015 were only losses because you took over government controls in 2015. Otherwise the 4-trillion auctioned off during those years would have come to fruition by now and come back to the country in leaps and bounds to a possible 10-trillion!

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