20 October, 2020

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Ranil Waits For Maithri To Decide Future Of Eastern Province Chief Minister

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is awaiting the arrival of President Maithripala Sirisena from Japan to discuss and decide the future course of action against Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, Nazeer Ahamed, over his recent conduct where he verbally abused Navy Officer, Captain Ranjith Premaratne at a school function in Sampur.

Ranil Wickremesinghe Colombo TelegraphWickremesinghe has also called on the Commanders of the three forces to carry out a thorough investigation to ascertain if the incident was preplanned in an effort to embarrass Sirisena who is taking part in the G7 summit in Japan.

Meanwhile, Ahamed is also coming under increased pressure from various quarters to issue an apology to Premaratne for abusing him and telling him ‘get out, you idiot,’ at a function held at the Sampur Maha Vidyalaya, which was attended by school children, the Governor of the Eastern Province, Austin Fernando and the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Atul Keshap. The Joint Opposition has also called on

Ahamed to tender an apology to the Navy Officer.

However, despite the severity of the incident, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) of which Ahamed is a member, has still not decided if to take action against the Chief Minister over his conduct.

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    Hon. Prime Minister.
    With no MALICE, personal or political towards CM. Ahamed Nazeer, please most kindly try to understand that the issue here is NOT how the Naval Officer used his arm to set you aside, as it is claimed, for the students to get on to the stage, but THE MANNER IN WHICH THE CM BEHAVED ON THE STAGE POINTING YOUR FINGER AND TALKING IN A THREATENING MANNER AND THE LANGUAGE YOU USED ON THE NAVAL OFFICER IN QUESTION AND YOUR STATEMENTS OF INTERACTION AGAINST THE GOVERNOR OF THE EPC WHO WAS ON THE STAGE AS THE CHIEF GUEST, especially in the presence of a foreign diplomat, the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka. The CM being someone I know very well and have also interacted with him politically and a Muslim myself, I do NOT WISH the CM should use lame excuses to run away from what the public, including myself are accusing the CM of – “uncalled for, behaviour of a CM of the EPC.” You may be an arrogant CM of the district who may have a “POLITICAL CLOUT” with the Yahapalana government, but in fairness to the humble and disciplined Naval Officer, justice and or punishment has to be meted out to who ever is at fault. Just put your self in the position of the Naval Officer and try to understand his feelings regarding the arrogant manner the CM scolded this officer, that too on the stage during a public event, when he returned home to his family, or the feeling and pain of mind the family would have felt/undergone looking at the TV broadcast of the incidents in the evening news, channels, the father, husband been humiliated for doing his job good. The Naval officer was humble enough to stand there like “a lamb before a howling fox”, but hat’s off to his “discipline” he has won the “sympathy” of the Navy, his colleagues, the Triforces and the country at large (Muslims, Sinhalese and Tamils). If the CM wish to support his allegation against this Naval Officer’s behaviour as stated in your statement – “Quote” When I came up on stage, a naval officer who was acting as the ‘master of ceremonies’, physically obstructed me from proceeding to take my place on the stage. “Unquote”, then CM should support it with journalistic TV news filming or photographic evident taken at that event on that day to the President and to YOU SIR, to prove the CM’s innocence. Please do not allow the CM to use “Legal jargon” as it seems has been advised by some legal associate of of the CM which is not the solution to run away from the issue.

    Hon. Prime Minister, PLEASE ALSO KINDLY MAKE SOME INSIGHT/INQUIRE AS TO THE ROLE PLAYED BY MINISTER FAIZER MUSTHAPA AND HIS MINISTRY SECRETARY IN THIS SCENARIO/EPISODE.

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      This is right him to wait and decide because the govt is not only based on UNP but also SLFP led fractions. If anyone would criticise it putting the PM down – I really dont know what mind sets these men have. Sadly this is the nature of lankens in general. They criticise mostly for nothing.

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        Sack the Muslim chief minister and install a Tamil chief minister as Tamils are the rightful owners of eastern province. It is a historical fact that muslims fleeing persecution by Portuguese were settled in eastern province by King senerath 500 years ago and 90% of Sinhalese had been settled in eastern province less than 100 years ago. When Sinhalese in Kandyan areas objected to the Indian Tamils being elected to represent them, there was no hesitation to disenfranchise Indian Tamils to hand over power to Kandyans and subsequently deport half of the Indian Tamils. At the last provincial council election, it was TNA which secured the largest number of seats, and despite this and there was a willingness by fair minded Sinhalese and Muslims to support TNA to form the government, TNA was denied it by the racist Mahinda regime. This is a divine retribution that has occured to both Sinhalese (Naval officer) and Muslims (chief minister) being openly insulted in the presence of US Ambassador. If justice is not done to Tamils in eastern province by restoring their majority status which has been taken away from them by both settlement of Sinhalese by the government in large numbers and the ethnic cleansing carried out out by both Sinhalese and Muslims, expect more divine intervention.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

          “Sack the Muslim chief minister and install a Tamil chief minister as Tamils are the rightful owners of eastern province.”

          Could we have evidence?

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            Tamilised decendants of veddhas living along the coast from Mutur to Kumana are the rightful owners of the eastern province. Chance dicoveries of archeological inscriptions go to prove that Tamils lived in eastern province for over 2000 years ago. In Vaharai the seat of Veddha rule was recently discovered. Stone inscriptions have been discovered in Mahiladitivu & Kathiraveli in Batticaloa and Weber Stadium premises in Trincomalee. Koneswaram temple in Trincomalee and stone onscriptions found earlier in Kantalai show the presence of Tamil rule in the area. Trincomalee area north of Mahaweli was part of Jaffne Kingdom at the time of Portuguese conquest and that is why Portuguese were able to destroy temples. Area south of Mahaveli was in the Kandyan Kingdom and that is why Portuugese traveller who landed in Trincomalee was arrested by Kandyan guards only when he crossed Mahaveli into Mutur. There is no evidence of Sinhala presence supported by ancient inscriptions and there is nothing recorded in history that Sinhalese left these areas by force in the distant past. For all intents and purposes eastern province is a Tamil province, any measures taken to deny this to Tamils will be gross injustice. As I have pointed out before, remove Amparai electorate and Lahugala AGA division of Amparai district and link it to Uva province and remove Gomarankadawela AGA division from Trincomalee district and link it to North central province, and reconstitue a new eastern province with a Tamil majority. All census taken from 1981 till independance show that Eastern province had a Tamil majority. It is the intellectual dishonesty of the Sinhala racist dominated Archaeological department that is preventing the unearthing of further evidence to prove Tamil ownership.

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      Noor Nizam
      You have completely turned a blind eye to that little girl. This mad man in his rage slapped a little girl who was standing next to him on stage to receive an award. I don’t care about his brawl with the naval officer, but he must face criminal charges for assaulting a little girl.

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    Was the navy officer invited for the event? If not, he should not have been there. Sri Lankan forces generally attend the events to intimidate civil servents and orthers. Appart from police orther forces stay away from the public events.

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    Its sad to see how Rajapakse clan is able to twist any incident, how minor it is into a big national calamity! This incident should not have happened, there is no doubt about it. But there is always two sides to it. What was a Navy Officer doing in a civilian school event? Second how can a dispute between two individuals become a national calamity? Rajapakse clan is trying its best to avoid arrest for all their wrong doings so they keep on stirring minor incidents into major issues. This appears to be a pre-planned coupe.

    The President and the Prime Minister should conduct a full inquiry, an impartial inquiry and come to a decision. Just because a Naval Officer is involved, who is branded as a war hero (not sure if he took part in the war or not), it does not mean that the Naval Officer is correct. Only an impartial inquiry will bring out the truth. President as the head of armed forces should order Navy persons to keep their mouth shut until the investigation is over. There is no assurance that an armed forces member, just because the armed forces won the war, can be free of any wrong doing.

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      PARK, how absurd can you get with your offering above!

      Did you see the replay of the incident? Did you? I will simply quote Noor Nizam above, to answer to your rather ridiculous statement:

      “the issue here is NOT how the Naval Officer used his arm to set you aside, as it is claimed, for the students to get on to the stage,but THE MANNER IN WHICH THE CM BEHAVED ON THE STAGE POINTING YOUR FINGER AND TALKING IN A THREATENING MANNER AND THE LANGUAGE YOU USED ON THE NAVAL OFFICER IN QUESTION AND YOUR STATEMENTS OF INTERACTION AGAINST THE GOVERNOR OF THE EPC WHO WAS ON THE STAGE AS THE CHIEF GUEST, especially in the presence of a foreign diplomat, the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka”

      That is it.

      People are offended by the behavior of an important personage in the public domain. If this can be condoned, anything can, and will be.

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      Park – I totally agree with your comments and unable to understand under what rational that some opposed your comments. The question
      that one should ask them is, will any army top brass would have
      dared to issue such a didactic order to a civilian administrator
      (CM,EPC), directly without going through the proper channel, during
      the former Defence Secretary Mr. G. Rajapakse’s period.

      Now that the PM’s investigations reveal that both sides are at fault,
      and he is rightly waiting for the return of the President to discuss
      the incident formally and in all probabilities, both parties in
      conflict will be warned and subject closed. It is CM,EPC’s part to apologise first to the offended party/s as he was at fault for using un parliamentary words against a Navy official in uniform.in the presence of the dignitaries, thus disrespecting the armed forces of the country. The Govt.,specially the Defence secretary/ Minister
      should reprimand the Army official who issued the notice to CM, EPC just to emphasize that there is a civilian govt.in power, who makes
      the decisions as to who should do what.

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    It is very admirable that Hon. Prime Minister to consult the President and delve deeper into this ugly incident. In my view, a strong leader with a backbone would do the following.

    1. Chief Minister Nazeet Ahamed – FIRED. There after, the entire politburo of the Muslim Congress sternly warned that if any party member acting in such ungracious manner will cause the entire SLMC to be evicted from the Maithri-Ranil coalition.
    2. Governor Austin Fernando – FIRED for his incompetence and disbarred in carrying out any activity in the Northern or Eastern province.
    3. The Navy and all other forces banned from engaging in Civilian activity unless required in emergency matters as directed by the President, PM or the Ministry of Defense.
    4. US Embassador Atul Kishap – Issued with a unconditional apology
    5. Imprison trouble creators and communal minded hawks such as MP Mahinda Rajapaksha or any of his band of thieves from capitalizing on such activities. Incarcerate the pigs for endangering this governments efforts towards reconciliation and ethnic harmony.
    6. Urgently request help and intervention from the Japanese PM Abe (our ever gracious friends) to inculcate Mahayana Buddhist discipline because this Theravada bull is certainly not working for us. At the same time, get these uncouth Eastern province Muslim politicians indoctrinated in conflict resolution and anger management because this Salafist/Wahabist bull is certainly not working for them. Nor are they learning from the great teachings of the Holy Qoran or the teachings from the sunnah.

    Follow the above, and this country will be a better place for everyone.

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    Ranil is awaiting, My3 is still deciding and the country is also waiting on the decision of many incidents since yahapalanaya was installed. It will be a waiting and deciding scenario till the very end and when the next election is around the corner thats when buttocks start getting hot and all the rogues want to bend into every contorted positions to please the voter so that they can come back to power and once again start deciding.

    What a damn, waiting & deciding JOKE this has become.

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    Dear Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe,

    RE:Ranil Waits For Maithri To Decide Future Of Eastern Province Chief Minister

    “Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is awaiting the arrival of President Maithripala Sirisena from Japan to discuss and decide the future course of action against Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, Nazeer Ahamed, over his recent conduct where he verbally abused Navy Officer, Captain Ranjith Premaratne at a school function in Sampur.”

    Please have a Test for Chief Ministers, Governors, Ministers, MPs, Prime Ministers and Presidents, so that their test scores for Egoism, Intelligence and Stupidity will be known to all, like their height.

    After All, the general population know how to deal with Cows, Buffaloes, Donkeys. Rats, Snakes, Cobras etc.

    To begin with, transfer him to be Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council. The have a lot of Vellahalas who do not like Muslims, the call them “Soni”, apparently a derogatory term meaning low-caste. The Vellahas Castism and Racism have perfected their treatment of Non-Vellahalas, the low-caste Tamils over the centuries, even to this day!

    Id there a better punishment than the above to cute the Egoism of the Chief Eastern Province Chief Minister, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, populated by the Paras?

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    Ranil is cunning Fox and is dithering. He does not have his own opinion. He shows he is a weakling.

    An unmature politician. He is not the kind politician who should become a president.

    He is not sure about that, so he does not talk. If he becomes a president, he will screw up every thing. Because, he was not sure what he should do, what should his vision be …blah…blah…

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      Ranil is fox alright without any doubt.
      Same as cunning foxy dick JRJ.
      Ranil is a inwardly perverse person + politician and his outward appearence is all false. He is a self centered individual who thinks only about himself and his close poofter cronies.
      Was there a single photograph of the man shown in the midst of the victims of the recent floods sharing their sorrows. !!!!!! No !!!!
      He is hard hearted like stone but physically weak.

      He is not sure about his political capabilities and therefore is silent on many sensitive issues.
      He has no political vision beyond five feet from his nose.

      There is something perverse that flows outwardly from the man of which he is unaware, because his inner thoughts and motives are unclean.
      If he becomes the President he will screw the country from north to south, east to west. Thats for sure.
      His private life is no concern, but that also plays a pivotal role in the country’s affairs.
      Its a pity that the man comes from a prestigious family background, a product of a good school ( Royal College ), sobre habits, but alas ! thats all thrown to the dogs by somethings that are unexplainable.

      Lets all hope that there is a good politician somewhere in the waiting to replace the man when time comes but thats a long shot.

      In the meantime may Almighty God look down upon the lovely land with divine compassion and grant it peace and harmony for all good citizens deserve same.

      What Ranil needs is a exorcism to bring the hidden struggling evil inside him out for good.

      ” The good that i wish to do , i am unable, because of the evil in me. “

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    WAIT UNTIL PEOPLE DECIDE TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST YOU JOKERS:-)

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    What can you expect from a mere Chief Minister!
    He is only following an Example set by Parliamentarians!

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    “Wickremesinghe has also called on the Commanders of the three forces to carry out a thorough investigation to ascertain if the incident was preplanned in an effort to embarrass Sirisena who is taking part in the G7 summit in Japan….The Joint Opposition has also called on Ahamed to tender an apology to the Navy Officer.”.

    The Government is making every effort of keeping the jobs out of North-East People. That is why the foreign aids are channeled through the defense. We saw that in 65,000 homes of Swamynathan. It is widely talked in the Racist Rishard reopening the closed Government factories in the North. Using Rishard, Swamynathan…. like the anti-Tamils is not a hide-able secret on the government side. Rishard and Dougee were robbing the North for years. Rishard cases are not yet cleared in courts.

    There should not be any armed forces involvement in the school rebuilding. So here America was invited as a witness of the Navy developing the North-East. This is another way to suppress the necessary skill Tamils can get and prolong the occupation of their land with the approval of IC.
    Apparently the three forces who barred Ahamed Nazeer from their camps and ordered to stay out of their members in the meeting Ahamed participated are already indicating that they have made their decision of the investigation’s results. Ranil knows it too. The Joint Comedians have created a doubt, including in Ranil’s mind, if their influence is in the drama, through the defense forces. The Joint Comedians are the ones pushing Ranil to do his part of the spin on the media.

    In the Aappa diplomacy, IC is not allowed to watch the things taking place in Lankawe in their circumstances and make up their opinion. They are spoon fed. Kathirgamar, before killed by the SLFP’s hitmen, developed the necessary strategy for this. This is what happened to Ambassador Blake and he faced his dead end. This incident is indicating that Ambassador Atul Keshap is another prisoner of the Aappa Diplomacy. It might be only an accident or preplanned. But all the possible coloring or spinning’s are so important to Aappa Diplomacy to successfully confuse the IC. That is the tight plan staged in G7. Nevertheless Ranil’s sudden burst of nervous reaction is creating suspicions if the trifling Computer lap opening ceremony and Ambassador Atul’s present there is an action of Government’s pre planned propaganda strategy expected to reflect in G7.
    That is where this damaging incident has occurred. It is like the man gone to take bath came back spread mud on his body.

    There is news saying Ranil’s request is to consider and include the writings appearing on the net too, in the three forces investigation. So he is in an opinion his spin is important to the damage control to the G7’s opinion. The truth seeking is second only. But, first he needs to put back the Aappa diplomacy in track. So he has ordered for an elaborate investigation, another Lankawe’s government’s COMMISSION to acquit all the guilt without facing the court.

    As we said earlier, Hakeem did his best at UNHRC in March 2012. He went to Washington, DC. to meet Hillary Clinton to water out LLRC report. He had the EPC signed for Divineguma, the bill to undermine 13A. He went silent when Younger Brother Prince accused on the robberies related to that Act. He laughed at the Tamils, when Tamils were seeing some improvement in UNHRC, that beggars are showing the beggar wounds and begging. He lives a dedicated life to destroy Tamils for the perks he receives from the Sinhala Intellectual Governments. He has IC to put pressure on Sampanthar to allow the lost parties to rule EPC while the party (TNA) which won the election in the coalition government is marginalized. Hakeem saw this as victory over the Tamils to his crooked politics. He basted, in all possible time, America. After the war, based on 2003 statistics, Ambassador Blake wanted Hakeem to lead finding the solution to minorities. A group of Tamil Puththijivigal promoted that too. But Hakeem declined because it was America’s initiation. His anti-American sentiment did not allow him to bend for Ambassador Blake’s request. Now Hakeem and Ahamed Nazeer sees Atul Keshap as the Ambassador. They want to cash on that. Those who did everything possible to undermine 13A want to have their authority confirmed in front of Atul Keshap. To achieve this, they rammed into a meeting they were not invited, but Ambassador Atul Keshap was there.

    Kaheem and Ahamed Nazeer pretend like they were never aware the school was being renovated by Navy. They never lodged a complaint to release that project to local government. They even completely ignored Sampur Madya Maha Vidyalaya’s desperate conditions. They never talked to Colombo about Sampur being occupied by Navy. They never protested on the coal burning plant until New King changed his mind to make it as Natural Gas plant. They were waiting, like Rishard games in North, to milk all possible employments out of the coal plant. After doing all these, now Ahamed Nazeer took a Tamil Minister with him to his games at the school in front of developing tender minds. It is long overdue that Ahamed Nazeer, if Hakeem plays games, follows the example of NPC CM, CV’s example on agitating the withdrawal of the Navy and Army from the province just like they are in the Southern provinces. But when he noticed the American Ambassador Atul Keshap was there, he planned to use him to have his authority, which they have marginalized by marginalizing the 13A, confirmed in Colombo. The snake Hakeem’s game of occupying the termite hill without building one has not gone well, so far, this time.

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    What is Batalanada Ranil’s hidden agenda?..

    Ranil does not like our Armed forces for obvious reasons.

    Neither he trusts them. That is why he strengthened the Police and hired the ex General and made him a Field Marshall as an insurance policy to try and keep the Army under control.

    The retired Marshall has already declared publicly that the Wahabai CM is cool and can not be treated unfairly.

    While the real Generals from all the forces have come out in unison to say that this is the first time that any one has physically threatened an Officer of the Armed Forces in public.

    And denigrated the brave soldiers who have sacrificed thousands of the their comrades to put these punks in to power as Chief Ministers.

    Is Batalanada Ranil planning to use this ugly incident to his advantage.

    And fulfil his obligation and the promise to the Diaspora and the West to drive the Armed Forces out of the North and the East?.

    This is the time the patriotic Srilankans must take cue from those retired Generals and support the Armed Forces without bending over to these shit politikkas whether they are with the PM or the President.

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    Nazeer Ahamed is a Hakeem loyalist.In fact Hakeems leadership of the SLMC is under threat.For the time being its kept under wraps.The Chairman of the SLMC,Basheer Segudawood and the General Secretary Hassan Ali were sidelined by Hakeem and they are both Gunning for Hakeem.
    Basheer and Nazeer Ahamed are both from the Muslim hamlet of Eravur in the Batticaloa region.

    The Nazeer Ahamed saga is crisis mode for Hakeem and could create further splits in the SLMC.
    I was told that there is a groundswell support for Nazeer from among the muslim population in the East,after this incident and Hakeem would be under pressure from the rank and File of the SLMC.

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    “”Ranil Waits For Maithri To Decide Future Of Eastern Province Chief Minister””

    When you talk about destruction, don’t you know that you can count me out.

    Ranil and his uncle in a big way needed the Immigrant Mus_slims to populate their governance- protest ,riot, content.$$$ symbol up the fence.

    Ranil telling us immigrant muslims are not holding paksha hand to keep the s**t house up the gum tree?

    Now, for over a decade, Ranil seated like a fool all day wants his revolution.!

    to enslave the nation!!!

    Don’t you know
    They’re talkin’ bout a revolution
    It sounds like a whisper
    Don’t you know
    They’re talkin’ about a revolution
    It sounds like a whisper

    Wasting time in the unemployment lines
    Sitting around waiting for a promotion

    Poor people gonna rise up
    And get their share
    Poor people gonna rise up
    And take what’s theirs

    Don’t you know
    You better run, run, run…
    Oh I said you better Run, run, run…
    Finally the tables are starting to turn
    Talkin’ bout a revolution…(T.Cman)

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    Why is Batalanda Ranil saying that this pre-planned? By whom? American embassy like his return to power. If this was pre-planned at the time Sirisena is at the G7 being presented like a trophy and looking pointless, is to discredit the defence forces, and likely it is by Ranil himself.
    Ranil has already diminished the defence forces and elevated the police. And why would the Yahapalanayas allow the navy to conduct and organise this function? Unless they had pre-planned to use this incident to remove the navy commander! Think Lankans with that God /karma given brain!!!

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    Ranil has no authority to comment on this matter
    It is the elected president who as the commander-in – chief and theminister in charge who decides.
    Yet this ignorant prime minister has already made the decision. He said that both the navy officer and the chief minister are wrong., thus prejudicing any semblance of impartiaily of the prime minister. Hope he stays away from this country, attending elitist event , for the rest of his tenure.

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    ““Wickremesinghe has also called on the Commanders of the three forces to carry out a thorough investigation to ascertain if the incident was preplanned in an effort to embarrass Sirisena who is taking part in the G7 summit in Japan” etc,

    Is the insinuation that Ahamad Nazeer connived with MR and Co to embarrass My3. Well I’ll be damned.

    By the way My3 does not need outside forces to embarrass him, including the armed forces. My3 embarrassed himself enough when he invited all MR’s super thieves and fraudsters to form the Yahapalanaya cabinet. On top of that My3 appointed his brother to the cushy job to head the government owned TELCO where the brother is reported to be getting into a lot of lucrative deals. My3 has buried himself in a mountain of embarrassment of his own making and outside embarrassment will have no effect anymore.

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    waiting for ranil to do something is akin to waiting for godot

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