21 January, 2018

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Ranil Leaves Country Amidst Chaos

As the country plunged into chaos following last week’s torrential rains which left scores dead, injured, missing and displaced, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe left to the US on a private tour.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

A source from his office told the Colombo Telegraph that Wickremesinghe in fact left the country for medical reasons. “He has been postponing this trip for a while, but was compelled to go to seek medical attention,” he said. But an angry member of the general public who had heard of Wickremesinghe’s departure to the US criticized the Prime Minister for his insensitiveness to the current situation. “His government has failed to address our growing problems, and even though they had a year’s time, they were still unprepared when the floods happened this year too,” he said.

According to him, both the President and Prime Minister are regularly overseas on official tours, and the little they are in the country, they decide to go on private tours. “It may be a medical issue, but if he had his priorities right, then he could have always postponed the trip by a few days, and sorted out the mess in Sri Lanka first. He was elected for a reason and his country and the people should be his priority,” he said angrily.

Disaster Management Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa is also reportedly in Mexico at an international event.

Meanwhile, the Disaster Management Centre said that as of today morning, the total number of deaths had increased to 164, while at least 104 people continued to be missing, and over 471,000 people in total had been affected by the floods and landslides.

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    “Ranil Leaves Country Amidst Chaos” —————————————–Perhaps he has hidden his begging Bowl in his hand luggage. The customs or the airport security could confirm the existence of Nation’s great asset.

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      One has to question as to why the country faces the kind of disasters one behind the other. Then only they would be able to see it right. That has also lot to do with global weather. That should also be made clear to the people.
      Almost every construction that the country louded to have made are without standards in terms of drainage systems.
      If there are LOCAL LEVEL CIVIL ENGINEERING ASSOCIATIONS, they should bring their timely analyses without delay.
      Those who wait to attack the current govt for even climatic reasons, are born culprits.

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        Yes, even if he is here, what is he going to do max? Another funny thing is, Medical leave is traditionally a good excuse for Sri Lankans from school kids to politicians.

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      Totally insensitive, elitist scheduling.

      RW & UNP must have misunderstood.

      Incompetent Yahaplanaya monkeys were placed in postions of power by civil society. In their desperation to get rid of that criminal family from Hambantota. Not because the nation thought RW or UNP were the most suitable for these jobs.

      This kind of stupidity is inviting the so called JO criminals into corridors of power again. Almost on auto-pilot mode.

      Cheers!

      PS:
      What on earth is wrong with Sri Lanka’s own public health service?

      After ruling SL for 70 years, no politician from either the SLFP or UNP would ever dare to seek treatment from a public hospital.

      Are Sri Lankans exceptionally stupid?

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        Ben Hurling—————————–“Are Sri Lankans exceptionally stupid?”————Isn’t it obvious? Now lot of the stupid will want to have a go at you. ——————————————–“After ruling SL for 70 years, no politician from either the SLFP or UNP would ever dare to seek treatment from a public hospital.”—————————- Good question albeit late one. What have the politicians done apart from creating more conflicts and disasters for the people?———————————- A friend of mine noted Bangladesh receives aids to relieve disasters but Sri Lanka receives aid to create disaster. How true.

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          Ben Hurling—and Native Veddah : ————————//“Are Sri Lankans exceptionally stupid?”————Isn’t it obvious? Now lot of the stupid will want to have a go at you. //—————————————————————————————————————–
          You certainly need to go with the data, observations and results including that results with Ranil W. Then you can compare with the independent data gathered by others globally., average IQ, 79. Yes, the Average Sri Lankans are generally stupid and have low IQ, clearly demonstrated since independence, headed by the Para-Indian Sinhala “Buddhists”, Para-Indian-Tamil, “Hindus”, Para-Indian, Muslim s and the other Paras, in the land illegally occupied by the Paras.———————————————————–
          ————————————————————————————————————-National IQ Scores – Country Rankings ———————————————————————

          The intelligence scores came from work carried out earlier this decade by Richard Lynn, a British psychologist, and Tatu Vanhanen, a Finnish political scientist, who analysed IQ studies from 113 countries, and from subsequent work by Jelte Wicherts, a Dutch psychologist.

          Countries are ranked highest to lowest national IQ score.

          Rank
          ——– Country
          ———————– %
          ————-
          1 Singapore 108
          2 South Korea 106
          3 Japan 105
          28 Sri Lanka 79

          http://www.photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

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        Criminal mafia family behaves as if the crabs have been put in hot water.

        Thadjudeen case would not leave them in peace. I wonder how they each would ever be able to close their eyes, with almost everything being revealed sofar, but to avoid riots in the uncivilized domnated lanka, they may be waiting for right time.
        Who is not highly abusive in that family ?
        Father, mother, first son, second son, third son who is the rocket science player.. ? All these should be fed to the grass eating folks by media accordingly.
        Then only we can see people turning towards the truth.

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        The farmer hopes for rain, the european traveller for fine weather. So what has the thrice blessed island got? bloody karma.
        Many men, many tongues.- buddha dhamma sangha. devoid of 4th gem mindfulness!
        They touch Money that can buy living beings for the vilest of purposes.

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          Kuveni’s curse ? Simon.

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        Ben, if it was during MR’s time, he would have been in front of this, with a big smile, on a boat. I agree it is insensitive for RW to leave now.
        As for the public health service, our midwives do a damn fine job at the field level, making sure everyone’s primary care is taken care of.

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        I think yours is here very insensitive.

        GMOA or any other medical bodies of the country are supporters of former mafia king.

        In the context, do you think, My3 and RW can rely on lanken medicos ?

        As we perfectly know if his health is worening, is that not his right to leave here for taking medication. I know all these months, PM had been risking a lot. Everyone s health should be put above everything.
        Just because as youguys feel PM should be there since the people are in floods.
        I think this mentality should go.
        They the people in our places behave as if they are only people become victimized by natural disasters.
        Japnaese, bangaladhesis and even americans yearly face such even worst disasters of this nature.

        But those people are vigilent from their birth on. That is the differnce.

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          gamme ralata magic! palyan yakooooooooooooo achi ge berlin wall.

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        Ben Hurling—————————-Watch this clip- educational. ———————Face the Nation TV1 29th May 2017 Part 1, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct3PuzukQBA,

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      Everyone s health is above anything else.

      We must not attack him not knowing the bits closely. I think Prez is in the country, he will take care of the issues, and the fact, the current govt is consesual built by two giant parties.

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        Talk about blind faith. Ranil has the convenience of voters like this who constitute at-least 30% of our voters.

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      The “No Heart Prime Minister” has gone abroad for a much needed “Heart Transplant”.——- What can he do even if he is in the country? Over 177 aleady dead while 105 gone missing. There are over 500,000 flood victims. Media is only publishing “choice news”. Aerial views. Where are the people?

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      Native Vedda ————————————————————————————–
      What is Ranil Wickramasinghe’s IQ? Just curious! Kiribanda A Sumnasekara, says that it is the low IQ of those around him.—————————————————————————-
      After all we all know that the average IQ of the Paras occupying the Land of Native Veddah Aethho is 79. Of course that include the doctors.. So does Ranil know something others do not know? Just curious!

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        Amare …..mate,…Our JO supporters must have an IQ well above the average which you are throwing around… It is the low IQ of the UNP suckers, which pulled down our JO dudes to get your 79…Did you ever check Singapore Mahendran’s IQ?.. To pull that off ,, he certainly must have an IQ , well above the rest of the UNP….Now Galleon Ravi who purports himself to be in high IQ league says, it was Malik Samare who helped Singapore Mahendran to pull it off….But his revelation does nothing , because Dr Ranil kicked him, out and ..the whole country think he is an A list cheat and a swindler….There goes his IQ…Now please ask Native about his beloved idols, Sampathar and Vella Kid Abraham.’s IQ Level…….To me they also do not show much IQ… What do you reckon?…..They backed Bodhi Sira to the hilt , giving him the President Gig , which Sira wouldn’t have got even in the next birth………Sampathar and the Apprentice did it hoping that Sira will hand over Batalanda’s Federal thing to the TNA on a plate……See what has happened…..Dr Ranil is crook…… Sira is in his element , sacking UNP Legends from their traditional posts….And he is undermining 2 years of UNP Yahapalana efforts. And point blank refused to even mention the word Federal , saying it is taboo in the South……….Now Galleon is going to name and shame Malik samare And assures the inhabitats that Sira’s Presidential Commission will fix Malik and Mahendran both, in one hit……………Just one more thing ask Native to find out how much IQ Dr Ranil’s God Son Rajitha Junior has, because he is now on the verge of sacking another two UNP Stalwarts in Dr Rajapksa and Sagala. Ratnayaka………..

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          Kiribanda A Sumnasekara,————————————————————————————————————————————————————
          Kiribanda, your arguments does make sense, and it is regression to the mean IQ of 79 whether UNP, JO, SLFP or TNA, because all are Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, with more or less the same Para-Indian genetics.* ————————————————————————————————————————
          An interesting point you were mentioning is that Mahendran having spent some time in Singapore, where the Average IQ is 108, compared to the 79 for the Paras, on his return he was able to fool most of the local low IQ Paras. Do you know why they go to Singapore and elsewhere for Medical treatment instead of being treated by the Low IQ GMOA doctors? —————————————————————————————————————————————————————–Amarasiri respectfully disagrees with you on the IQ of the JO and those who voted for MaRa, because Amarasiri’s estimates are below 79 for them. For Example, Wimal Modawansa, a JO honcho, who wants MaRa back, says 2/2 =0, and gets 300,000 preferential votes in the Colombo District.

          References:

          National IQ Scores – Country Rankings
          Rank
          ——– Country
          ———————– %
          ————-
          Singapore 108
          South Korea 106
          Japan 105
          Italy 102
          Sri Lanka 79 ———————————————————————————————————————————————————
          http://www.photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

          —————————————————————————————————–Para-Indian genetics.* ——————————————————————Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people:————————————-http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html

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      NV; maybe he got wind of a Plot by Gandassara to assassinate him too like SWRD!

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      Ranil is tangoing to the tunes of America First and the Right wing Fake Development agency the Millennium Challenge Corporation which is “advising” on Sri Lanka’s economic development policy with overpaid US consultants who know nothing about the Lanka and deny MASSIVE POLITICAL CORRUPTION including of Bond Scam Ranil.

      Agency for Development at the WTC in Colombo is owned, operated, and funded by US to ensure that America comes First in Sri Lanka and has access to ALL Sri Lankan policy and security information and data.

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    In the wake of the magnitude of the disaster it looks as if any foreign trip by a leader as insensitive. But give the man some fairness. If he was delaying the trip for some time and he is no longer in a position to delay what is the remedy? Place his avatar behind and make the trip?

    It is true that in the wake of events, not only this particular disaster, the record and the popularity of the MY3 + RW combine is lowering. If the same election of Jan 8, 2015 is held it cannot be said with certainty that the combine would win. That does not mean that we have to unfair towards either MY3 or RW particularly if it concerns their own health.

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      Good Sense ————————————————————————————————————- A highly organised, disciplined, corruption free, ……. state with well oiled duty bound bureaucracy does not need just one person at the top to deliver what is required at this juncture. However this is a state ever ready to create disasters than relieve the people from natural calamities. ———————- You should start worrying about the crooks whose interest is only in making money out of misery. Hope you are not one of them.

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        I have nothing to do with any of the politicians. All of them have faults. In an ideal democracy practically all of them have no place. But lets be fair. Even the worst of the crooks must be treated fairly. Why I supported this combine to start with is in the name of fairness.

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          Good Sense——————–“Even the worst of the crooks must be treated fairly.” ————————-I have no objection treating all of them fairly. However it doesn’t mean we have to vote them in every successive elections and elect them knowing very well how these crooks behaved after previous elections . Crooked politicians, policemen, state functionaries, ………………………………….. never get punished even for traffic violations . Crooks work together, network among themselves and scratch each others back sitting in a circle or circles.

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          It’s a period of two weeks. To me, that sounds like a pre-scheduled surgery with recovery time.

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      How dare you speak sense here? This is no time for such things! People are angry! Let’s all heap blame without knowing what’s going on! After all, that’s what we Sri Lankans do best!

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      It is a routine medical check up

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    “But an angry member of the general public who had heard of Wickremesinghe’s departure to the US criticized the Prime Minister for his insensitiveness to the current situation”. Calling it “insensitiveness” is putting it too mildly. It is pure and simple “callousness” which has been a characteristic of this person. Starting with the Central Bank Bond issue he has shown his callousness without any qualms and that has been an embarrassment for all who supported him. If the illness is so critical, then he should step down as PM and give it to a person in good health. We have a right to know what this illness is and why it was left neglected until it became so serious that he had to abandon ship at a critical time like this, leaving it rudderless.

    Nero fiddled while Rome burnt down. But at least he remained in Rome right thorough and until it was to get the ashes cleared up. For Ranil everything is a joke. He shamelessly behaves like a juvenile in parliament. He does not seem to have any feelings in his heart, good or bad. He also is bringing the health services of the country to ridicule by doing this.

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      Mr Buran,
      this is typical to lankens in general.
      Even if ULAMA would have been sending his evil sounds, people would go on attacking president or PM. That is in their blood.
      These people would never see it right.
      That is the reason us to see over 90 or more law makers in Parliament but not having passed olevels.
      People to be blamed for all the mess not just politcians only.

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    This is Ranil. . The gentleman of our politics!!

    Who is even surprised at his callous disregard for people’s sentiments? ?…A more selfish and miserable politician we have yet to see.

    He has absolutely NO love for this country..and that’s a fact!

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    Our leaders and ministers go on foreign trips at the drop of a hat to hold talks with the leaders and ministers of other countries while spending absurd sums of the taxpayers’ money for this purpose. In the end there are hardly any beneficial results of significance as the outcome. Actually, 90% of these interactions could be done through the medium of email at no cost to the country and with a more positive outcome and less room for misunderstandings because everything will be in writing. I maintain that much of the state work done during these foreign jaunts (does not include private medical consultations and treatment for politicians) could be done through telephone calls, email, courier service, regular postal service and the occasional diplomatic pouch. After all, what is really involved most of the time is simply the communication of ideas.

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      Estate Labourer speaks sense. What are our costly Embassies abroad for? Till about recent decades, when politicians began their stealing and other madness including Tamasha trips, all this Consular work was done by our efficient FM personnel. May I add PM Mrs.B, NM and others then travelled with few senior officials – all Economy/Coach.
      They only went abroad in those trips where their presence was absolutely essential. All the rest were done by our FM men/women – and very well, I would think.

      Even Daham Rattaran Putha these days will travel on nothing but 1st Class. Is Sri Lanka destined to doom – or will we have a welcome saviour – divine or otherwise – soon.

      Backlash

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        There is no saviour for he is dancing atop Sri Paadhaya- Samsara, Samsara!
        As much as if Laotse had been invited to take the chair at the Versailles Conference, there would not be a Hitler today.Hitler claims that he and his work must have been “Blessed by God”
        If Truman and Churchill hadn’t partitioned the subcontinent in their endeavour to promote crusaders of the same stone there would not have been calamity.
        Independence from white rule: South African president Zuma denies plans to retire to Dubai.- don’t believe him either.

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    this is typical of the bugger
    this is not the first time he has runaway during a crisis .why usa and not singapore
    if his health is so bad how was he able to go on all
    these foreign trips. did the mahendran issue finally take its toll
    time for him to retire and hand over the unp leadership
    so far its all talk and no do

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      nalmen – This bugger is following footsteps of the Rajafucksha’s !

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        sinhala buddhist Rather than planting bamboo they are good at poking bamboos!
        It is Heaven’s to destine, but it is man’s to shorten or prolong his days.
        In reality they were praying for it to happen so they may get the billions.
        For their bad luck it has happened at the wrong time for the west and east of the world even before the tourist season has commenced.

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          Today its Kalutara district and tomorrow old Colombo too once the new port is complete.- there is no provision for drainage but back into existing sewer lines of Colombo.
          Start making houses on stilts and use drones to fly than drive.

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            Frankie’s speculation has to be treated seriously. It is believed
            Colombo City’s Drainage, Water systems are over a century old
            meant for a then population of less than a lakh of people. The bridge close to the Lake House Bldg also needs urgent attention.
            We have all sorts of Ministers with fancy titles/Ministries. Like the case of the Meetotamulla Dirt Dump none of these time-serving rotters will take responsibility if something bad occurs. On the other hand, if there are large, juicy tenders to spruce them up, our hard-working patriotic Ministers will bring the roof down with their claims to handle matters screaming “me, me..not you…” What Zombies we are fated to have as leaders!!!!

            F.N. Stein

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              It cost 30% of overall construction cost of port city to make provision for rainwater, sewer, lines systems that was conveniently papered over perhaps because US/UK new found glory did away with it at dubai.
              The Chineses offered 8 different quotes as is tradition.Dubai Poop Polanga.
              https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/-pQdjwliLMA?rel=0

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    Oh our globetrotting PM ………….. how many trips OS since January 2015 ?

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    He is a failed leader..he was defeated more than 10 time for the last 30 years of politics…since he and MS came to power SL has been experiencing difficulties….how many landslides snd how many flood .. it looks that even sky would not tolerate hypocrisy of MS and RANI’L…both want to sell out SL to western power..
    To be honest inly option people have now is to taste JVP style poliitics ..
    Consider this fact
    There are 94 MPS with out basic qualifications in parliament…
    So what do you expect from them to debate ?
    Even during this disaster time most of MPs do not care to help people ..
    It is no secret RANI’L and MS are supporting Ganasara to create tension between minorities…Tamil people have already been victimised and now they all.want to harm Muslim and Christians in SL..
    So I wonder RANI’L has got any kindness and mercy upon people ?
    How could leave the country while people suffer

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      In this context ?

      All what people face today are more related to the stupid leaders of the previous so called regime.
      Had they been well aware of the standards and allowed the responsible authorities to function without their direct interferences, the disasters and the waves of all mishaps would have been much less.

      Ranil or others may be weak in some areas, but here, if you guys point the fingers at him is no means acceptable.
      Had his govt made the situation friendyl with international communities, people would have been put under trade embargo by today.
      Remember that – than anything else.
      In such situations, not many countries would even be ready to srilanka.
      Rajapakshes should be beheaded putting them on a line for all the mess, the country is taken to.
      Then only, the people would ever be able to breath in .. thinking for a better future.

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        This is exactly why Ranil goes globe trotting without and iota of doubt. He knows exactly how to use his well funded propaganda machine to spew hate towards his enemies and make his followers forget his selfishness.

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        You can’t hide or fight for the worse is yet to come!۞۞۞۞۞۞۞۞۞۞۞۞۞۞
        You are all the same mottayas and called Yakkoooo! not for fun.
        Banda and the rest went to Oxford and learnt racism, religion the weapons of partition and rule At Colombo Ranil and Co do the same while trying to behave like Laotse. ଈ ଈ ଈ Julius Caesar wanted to be first and fell on his own sword while never the first to begin escapes trouble- She rules as overall authority until the London Bridge comes down on Her.

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      Singhalese pundit————————–“He is a failed leader..he was defeated more than 10 time for the last 30 years of politics…”——————————–Actually he was defeated only by 10-2=8 times. It was VP who defeated Ranil twice for and on behalf of MR the crook and war criminal. —————-” How could leave the country while people suffer”————- If the state has an efficient Disaster Management Ministry the country shouldn’t be worrying about Ranil’s absence. However we have too many ministries whose only objective is to create more disasters.

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      Sri Lanka has always been ruled by western powers. Even after the British left, India has since been controlling the island on behalf of the west and israel. Mahinda Rajapaksa tried to use the Chinese to kick India out, but with limited succcess. When India threatened him, he backed off.

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    When disasters like Terrorist attacks in Manchester or natural disasters like monsoon floods, the Leaders of the country cut short any overseas junkets and return home……This Dr Ranil is running away when the country is in turmoil … When he fronted up to the media and made ridiculous statements like the “Rain Gods didn’t direct the water flow to the correct side of Ratnapura” . I didn’t see any signs of terminal illness in him…..,,, A leader wouldn’t leave their subjects and go overseas for two weeks, unless something is really wrong with their health and need immediate Medical attention…With the bullshit this Yahapalana leader and his cohorts have been feeding the suckers…how can one believe a statement from Dr Ranil’s minders that he is going for Medical reasons….. It is specially important to give a detail account of the reasons , because the Senior Heavy , Minister from Bloemendhal whom Dr Ranil sacked from the Finance Gig has gone public and threatend to gun down the UNP Senior ,Malik Samarawickrema…..Galleon Ravi in fact accused Malik of carrying out the CB Robbery with Dr Ranil’s mate from Singapore…….And the latest turn of events in the UNP is that 22 Mps and Ministers have gone to Singapore to plan the strategy to save Dr Ranil because the talk in town is that Bodhi Sira is planning to put either Mangalan or Rajitha as the PM…Two UNP seniors are funding the costs including travel and accommodation….Fascinating isn’t it?….. Could it be Kabir Wahabi Hassim and Malik Bond Samare…….

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera ————–When disaster strikes the crooks mint gold. You regret the fact that clan is not in charge of disaster relive hence missing all the benefits, that they would have voluntarily given it back no.

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        Stop guarding Ranils a**. Right minded UNP parliamentary members should bring forward a no confidence motion over this saga.

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          “”Right minded UNP parliamentary members””▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
          It’s like saying `bring rice from the moon`. Lankian politicos have their mind securely tucked between their legs just like the camels (crusaders) they hero worship.

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        The most expensive country for medical bills. The cost of healthcare is phenominal in the USA and. he chose that country .Who pays for this possibly the government. How timely when the country is. In turmoil.

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          It does not matter passe balamu! money is surreal.
          folk always pay indirect taxes.

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        Dear Native….. Rain Gods have been impartial by sending your idol to Mount Sinai…If the clan was there , they would have implemented the Land and Water management plan which they were working on….Your Idol got your Diaspora mate to rob the EPF…. And stopped all development projects to collect more Dough by re jigging the Contracts hoping to give them to Diaspora and their sponsors in the West… But both pulled the plug…, Because first they don’t have the cash… Second they know that Dr Ranil can’t give Sampathar the Vellala Eelaam…..

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera ——————-Is Ranil going to United States to discuss the new draft constitution with the Vellala Rudrakumaran and Usha? That would be a disaster.

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        Dear Native………Ask Rudran and Usha to pick up the Mount Sinai Hospital tab…..Instead Suren and the Yahapalana suckers who pay Tax …. This is God given opportunity for the LTTE Dalit Faction to share Dr Ranil’s federal Eelaam for Sampathar . and the Vellala Kid…..

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    This guy is sick he does not trust the Sri Lankan doctors on account of the SAITM issue let him go abroad and seek treatment why all this fuss

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      Democrat ——-Remember Yoshitha Rajapaksa was planning to go to Australia for treatment. He is the son of foremost smart ass patriot Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son. What an insult to the country an its health service.

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      I have to agree with you wholeheartedly. H e appeared on TV the night before he left and he REALLY LOOKED sick. He spoke stutteringly and completely out of his normal self. If HE HAS we can find out when he returns.Give the man a chance.

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        This buddhist dominated country are filled with UNKIND people than the kind ones.

        All along, how many times he had been away all these months. That and this to be settled, back and forth, all the mess left by thugs, to iron out.. I think if MY3 alone would have been the leader, nothing could go this far. in terms of improvement of external politics or others.

        Let wish him a sooner recovery. I am not an Unp supporter but a human being.
        Right at the moment, none can keep the faith on lanken medical experts.
        So it is right him to leave the country for abroad seeking medical check up.
        God bless srilanka.

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    The PM’s office has confirmed that the Prime Minister left to USA on a “Private Visit” to seek “Medical” assistance. I knew this would happen.; because on the day he visited Meetotamulla Garbage Disaster, the air he was compelled to breath even through that face mask was very toxic. Just imagine the fate that would have fallen on him, if he remained in the country to see the flood related disasters even flying in a helicopter? Let us recite : Raja Bavathu Dammiko and conduct :Bodhi Poojas” across the country and pray for good health to him and a safe return to the island, by which time the flood related matters too would be forgotten.

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      Douglas Man —————-I had lived in the deep south for many years and experienced annual flood seasons. Why couldn’t the state and related local departments proactively plan for all natural disasters before facing the severity? It is for the state bureaucracy to act, act decisively before the local and state crooks wake up from their slumber. You seem to be too soft on the state institutions and its top bureaucrats. I suspect you are one of them.

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        Because it costs money, billions of money and there is not way to fund it without going for a loan. The citizen wanted to stop all kinds of loans right? So here is the next solution, no loans, no development, and hope no natural disaster struck in your term of ruling. Unfortunately for Sira, all sorts of disasters are happening.

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        Dear Native, Were you the Poosari in Sella Kataragaman?……

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          Kandy lamissi, Siri padaya is not calling him but dancing to the landslide. Light rains until thursday.

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    Does anyone think our political filth feel shame after forty years in politics we a are without a hospital to treat them?
    We had top class Indian Apollo until plundered by helping Hambantota low life.

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      ane gona dont derail the discussion. Plenty of foreigners comes to Lanka Hospital for treatments though Ranil doesn’t want any of that.

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        Hesh ——————-“Plenty of foreigners comes to Lanka Hospital for treatments though Ranil doesn’t want any of that.” ————————-Do they go back alive and with all their body parts intact particularly their kidneys?

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          I’m quite sure they do although India launched a campaign against medical tourism in Sri Lanka using NGO sc*mbags and UNP owned websites. Are you a NGO sc*mbag or one of those ever extincting Ranil supporters?

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            Hesh-` NGO sc*mbag !! “”
            ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
            All AID and (Caritas latin) Charity comes from the west only through INGO’s – beggars can’t be choosers to bite the hand that feeds them. China still gets AID from the west while India has stopped as it has reserves. Suprising?
            Every trade has its ways!

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        කළු ගඟ is talking from from Sri Paadhaya to Kalutara.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
        it’s raining and the floods are streaming onto Munday▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬-
        yācakayan tuvālayak (devils wound) for humbugs of sinhala society.▬▬▬▬▬▬
        Even mackwoods head office london is in slumber.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
        Most Brits like their Americano café and the tea brands that are chinese greens, and blends of indian. In 50 years Ceylon tea written off the map and south american coffee is for break time.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
        When the UNP came into power after SriMao they gave their chokkas 1000 acres on 99 year lease for free and a jeep. Chokkas cut the expensive trees and exported and used the jeeps for hunting deer and wild boar.

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      1968 SriMao- landslide The Heavens are telling!The nett result of driving away the european estate owners who terraced the hills and planted the cash crops along with ever greens and bamboo- a lot like zimbabwe. A land of pirates much fancied by US//UK/ working class tourist and the drugs from Pakistan. The DNA of the Majority race 28% Bangladeshi and rest south Indian . The curse is God Buddha. the thrice blessed sitting on top of 4th Gem Mindfulness.
      When a worthless man has much wealth, it increases his faults. Like the Tsunami Hora of Hambantota the President.- all the same pieces of shyte.

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    We kicked away a leader who won a war for us and appointed this traitorous selfish sc*mbag. Is their any word to describe our idiocy?

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      Janith—————-“We kicked away a leader who won a war for us”———Don’t be stupid, it was VP who with lot of Hindian help won the war for MR. ————– “Is their any word to describe our idiocy?” —————————No however it is called Sinhala/Buddhism. ——————–You will vote even for a broomstick if it is wrapped around in Sinhala/Buddhist fascism. The people voted for Sinhala only language policy, 8 measures of free rice from the moon, smart ass patriotism, bogus war victories, …………………….

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        It’s quite amusing to see how native kala-wedda is trying to save Ranils face by derailing the discussion. Did Pakiyamoorthy saravanamuththu increase your pay check for these few days?

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    Why doesn’t Ranil admit himself to Neville Fernando hospital? According to his and his cronies views it’s suitable for a teaching hospital no?

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      Rio———–If it is not good enough for Rohitha Rajapaksa alleged murderer it is not good enough for the prime minister.

      Do you know Rohitha Rajapaksa the smart ass patriot’s brat is flying to Australia for his treatment.

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    Ranil don’t come back you stay and spend stolen money from central bank

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      Dfg ——————— It is unfair to ask just Ranil to stay back, you should ask the other crooks clan too to stay away from this island. In fact I will welcome if you too join them.

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    No point blaming him or his elite colombo based circle of friends. He was born with a golden spoon stuck under his a**. We should blame the gankabarayas who voted for him and expected him to serve them.

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    This settles one thing. He does not have any empathy towards this country or citizen. What makes anyone believe that the constitution prepared by him, his masters in west and his cronies will protect the sovereignty of the country?

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      Illiberal One —————— Where is the tsunami hora with empathy? The country owes $8 billion dollars to China. Could you ask the clan to account for it. Are you one of the clan’s b***s carrier? BTW b***s carriers have now replaced palanquin bearers.

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        Tsunami hora is in Beliatte the last time I checked with his people. btw $8 billion is Rs 1 trillion. Our total debt is Rs 10 trillion (Rs 2 trillion added by your pay master in the last 2 years). Will you ask UNP + CBK governments to account for those?

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          Illiberal One——————————-Sri Lanka Total Net External Debt on in Jan 2015 was $42,171.46 million whereas Jan 2017 it amounted to $46,585.70. This includes the funds robbed by tsunami hora and his clan, plus interest on funds looted from the country. ———–” Will you ask UNP + CBK governments to account for those?”—————- Yes I will however tsunami hora and his thieving clan looted the country from 2005 to 2015 well before the new government. Therefore UNP + CBK will be asked to pay whatever and whenever is due to the state/people. By the way most of the clan’s horas are part of the the present government. You appear to defend MR and his hora clan, what is your interest in the clan, or the % ?

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    Completely failed state. Leaders and politicos from govt and opposition just serving themselves (this included northern politicos as well). People who elect them are bunch of idiots if they continue to support and defend these morons actions.

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    It seems slaves of Rajapakshe doesn’t understand that the job of the prime minister is not to distribute rice packets and in this day you can co-ordinate anything from a foreign land. The mentality of free meals and subsidies is what made this a third world back water from a proud colony of the British. People should insure themselves without blaming the government when a disaster happens.

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      S.Fernando

      Is your first name a four letter word which starts with S and ends with T ?

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    Ranil got elected because of the Muslims. Of course he is going to behave like a Muslim Jihadist. The natural disaster we have is due to sins of Muslims and we Sinhale have to suffer because of Muslims’ sin

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      Here comes the sirikotha agents who are trying to wedge a difference between Sinhalese and Muslims with the ulterior motive of getting Muslim support for Ranil/CBK/TNA constitution.

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    House parliament is going under the floods, people are dying, PM and president globe trotting.
    may be as Native said they are globe trotting with a begging bowl.

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    The Wallawe Hamu who removes his tie and suit only when he goes
    to sleep, it is now clear by hindsight, is highly over rated. Whenever
    Sirisena returns from an overseas trip, he has ironed his clothes to
    go. Believe it or not. Who is following suit this week. It is Malik
    Samarawickrema [Edited out].

    He has to ensure RW is hale and hearty. Otherwise, the Chinese who
    have got into his pocket, will drop him and ask for the return of all
    the gifts.

    RW has failed miserably. He tried to protect crooked Arjuna Mahendran
    and Arjun Alosius – the combination responsible for Sri Lanka’s biggest
    heist – the Central Bank bond scam. He is allowing his buddies Ajith
    Dias and Charitha’s brother Suren to bleed Sri Lankan Airlines. The
    Gamaya is silent. He does not know what is happening. He wants to give
    duty free cars to ministers when the flood victims are starving and
    no home to go.

    What happened to all those promises he gave the people? How many have
    RW betrayed by colluding with Mahinda Rajapaksa via Sagala Ratnayake,
    the Law and Order Minister? All the information about rackets were passed
    to him.

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    what is the medical reason to go to usa in such a hurry
    [Edited out]

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    Anyone who expected anything different on Jan 08th 2015 and is now surprised is a naive person. Go look up the Batalanda commission report.

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    There is a talk that 20 government ministers are in Singapore including Champika. Is there any truth to it? People should just get organized and pelt stones at the parliament in the next day of sitting. Who’s up for it?

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      Fooled-Voter———————“People should just get organized and pelt stones at the parliament in the next day of sitting. Who’s up for it”——————- Would you like to see another River of Blood in the Diyawanna Oya similar to Kalayani river between 1987 and 1991? Good idea you should lead the intifada and I will be right behind you. —————–KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera may want to lead the protest. Ask him if he is available?

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    What is wrong with him going to his fatherland in these troubled times?

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    Sri lanka’s politics is less than 60% of the eligible voter population votes. None of the major political parties can not form a govt on their own. Voters have to wait until the next govt to see what criminal activities, what thefts frauds, wastages the this govt. News media is there only to publish sensational news and never to inform the people. Politicians do not have shame. They change parties, they are well known for lieing, just talking no results. The mazing thing is voters go to vote next time too.

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    “Disaster Management Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa is also reportedly in Mexico at an international event.”

    this bugger should be sacked immediately.what is the disaster he has managed other than managing his own welfare.To add salt to the wound he has not even rushed back to the country after allowing such a disaster to take place.If the president has not called him back he is a poor administrator.

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    Hand over the adminstration to honest, committed and hard working Jaffna Tamils and you will see the country develop. The Sinhalese have messed up the country after independence. If Britain continued, we will be like Singapore or Hong Kong. I don’t think we deserve independence. Until recently, even our key roads in Colombo city were broken with potholes because no planning. They break drainage lines one day, another day for telephone cables, another day for electrical work. Shows how messy are people, Compare the roads in Australia and see how behind we are.

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    An Indian who is an agent for a Russian Oil company in Dubai told me that a former petroleum minister met him at Cinnamon Grand and asked him a commission to be transferred to a french bank account for each litre of fuel imported. This was during Rajapakas era,. Was this Anura Priyadharshana Yapa ?

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