2 October, 2022

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Ranil’s Policy Train-Wreck, Opposition Own-Goals, Dullas-GL Game-Changer

By Dayan Jayatilleka  –

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

The departure of GR (of “Gota pissek!” fame) has not made Deep State discourse more rational. When the discourse of the state begins to be irrational, one worries about the state of the State, under its new head. 

Given the statement of the Police which seeks to justify the arrest and detention of IUSF convenor Wasantha Mudalige under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, it is obvious that the authorities are not functioning according to reason and evidence but the Butterfly theory: Mudalige made a speech somewhere which made someone do something somewhere else and at some other time, though he was nowhere around and hadn’t been there anytime recently. 

Let’s see that nonsense get past the courts.

Ranil’s Death-Dealing Bans

When President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s administration engaged in a ‘shock ban’ of a large number of items, I expected the Opposition’s economists to do exactly what they did when President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Dr PB Jayasundara did the same stupid thing. That is, to denounce it to the high heavens, demanding “BUILD BRIDGES, NOT WALLS!” But no, when Ranil does what Gotabaya did, there is a deafening silence from the same quarters. 

Ranil’s ban and the Opposition’s silence are especially dangerous because the items listed include material vital for the maintenance of our railways which are used by large numbers of commuters. 

The banned items include rail air brakes, fire fighting vehicles, rail locomotives, railway signaling equipment, railway coaches, wooden railway sleepers, safety headgear, steam turbines, boilers, diesel engines.

In the absence of these items, the already depleted railway system could begin to malfunction even more than it currently does, leading to the most horrendous accidents, causing large numbers of deaths and maiming. 

Come to think of it, that may be an opportunity to make a case for privatizing the railways and selling them off to local or foreign “investors”.  

Maybe that’s why the ‘Economic Ranilists’ in politics and civil society are not voicing opposition to the ban? 

Ranil’s ban includes many items necessary for the maintenance of industrial plant and infrastructure, agriculture, and production of goods and services locally: Machinery for making paper or paper board, book sewing machines, printing machines, lathes,  weaving machines (looms), knitting machines, ploughs, harvesting machines, dairy machinery, poultry incubators, machinery for preparing animal feed, machinery for cleaning, sorting or grading seeds, duplicating machines, machinery for the extraction or preparing of animal or ‘fixed’ vegetable fats or oils, gaskets, safety headgear, boilers, ship cranes, fork lift trucks, hoses, gas and water gas generators.

Industries of all sorts from manufacturing to dairy and poultry, and even agriculture could collapse due to these items being banned. 

Here too, if these do collapse, one supposes that foreigners could be asked to set up in those sectors! Hence the silence from the usual suspects, the free-market fundamentalists. 

SJB Self-Limited

The Opposition as it stands is caught in a self-designed trap. The trap wasn’t designed by Ranil Wickremesinghe but it has been triggered by him and the Opposition has still to extricate itself.

The main Opposition party the SJB is trapped by the declared statement of its designated economic troika that they endorse and support President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s economic policy doctrine. 

In the context of a deep economic crisis, if the economic policy-makers of the Opposition support in the main, the economic policy of the ruler, an economic policy that will cause tremendous hardship, then there is a severe limitation on the capacity of the SJB to oppose the government. 

This is a completely unnecessary dilemma, given that the SJB has as an asset of inestimable value, the economic policy doctrine, model and example of President Ranasinghe Premadasa, a proven success story in rescuing the country and rapidly growing its economy. 

It is now increasingly evident that the SJB contains two tendencies: those who regard Ranasinghe Premadasa as a greater inspiration than Ranil Wickremesinghe and those who regard Ranil and the late Mangala Samaraweera as greater than Ranasinghe Premadasa. The former regard Sajith Premadasa as their only leader, while the latter seem to have a two-tier loyalty structure in which their immediate, temporary leader is Sajith but their Supreme Leader is Ranil.

Dr Ravi Rannan-Eliya’s IHP/SLOTS tracker data clearly shows that the erosion of SJB votes and their switch to the JVP-JJB is traceable to the loss of the Nov 2019 Sajith Premadasa presidential election vote-base, which in turn is due to the pivot from his (Ranasinghe Premadasa-ist) ‘developmental-populism’ to a policy discourse heavily weighted towards the neoliberalism of his economic policy troika.

What is noteworthy is that the first ‘Premadasa-ist’ tendency does not comprise of leftists from outside the UNP, but precisely those like Imtiaz Bakeer Markar, a second generation UNPer. The second, ‘Ranilist’ tendency consists of those whose UNP experience is solely limited to the disastrous Ranil quarter-century with its neoliberal ideology, but were also minions of Ranil during one or both of his stints as PM (2001-2003, 2015-2019).     

Sumanasiri & Ahilan

The other important component of the Opposition—now perhaps the leading component—is the Left, consisting of the JVP-JJB and the FSP. Though in terms of parliamentary politics, we could simply limit it to the JVP-JJB, the main weakness is common to the Lankan Left as a whole. It is the absence of a declared, credible macro-economic alternative, fronted or backed by economists of mainstream repute. 

This again is an unnecessary weakness and is easily bridgeable, because the first economist I heard focusing on the debt crisis and its effects on the economy as a whole– and this was many years ago, to an audience which included Mahinda Rajapaksa, who chaired most of the day-long meeting, was Prof Sumanasiri Liyanage, Sri Lanka’s most notable Marxist economist (not counting Prof Howard Nicholas)! 

Prof Sumanasiri Liyanage and Dr. Ahilan Kadirgamar could easily chart a progressive, pro-people path out of the crisis, but I have yet to see the Left produce a policy plan co-authored and signed by them.   

There are two further weaknesses of the JVP-JJB which could cost them everything they have built so far. One is the refusal to entertain the idea of a united front, even in the face of Pohottuwa officials naming at media briefings, Anura Kumara Dissanayaka and Sunil Handunetti (JVP-JJB), as well as Kumara Gunaratnam (FSP), as conspiring to overthrow the democratic system by extra-constitutional means. The net of repression is beginning to descend on both parties but only the FSP has called for two united fronts: a political united front of all democratic parties, and a workers united front against privatization and cutbacks. 

The third weakness, is that the JVP-JJB while very correctly campaigning for a n early parliamentary election, avoids the elephant in the room: even if it wins such an election, which is possible, even likely, the President, Defence Minister and Commander-in-Chief will remain Ranil Wickremesinghe who will have no hesitation whatsoever in signaling Secretary/Defence (Retd) General Kamal Gunaratna to use live ammunition against demonstrations, however colossal they may be. The JVP-JJB must logically call for a snap President election as well, but it fails to do so.    

SLFP, 10-Party Swerves

The third space in the Opposition consists of the Centrist and Center-Left currents. At the moment, these are the SLFP and the 9-party group (the Union of Independent Parties). The first is led by President Maithripala Sirisena and the second, which should have been led by Vasudeva Nanayakkara, is headed by Wimal Weerawansa.

Both these currents have lost their way. While Maithripala Sirisena often strikes the correct note, speaking with the benefit of experience, the SLFP contains several personalities who are in their track shoes awaiting to make a running-jump into President Ranil’s administration. There are a few free-floating individuals like Chaminda Weerakkody and Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, who are pretty good on policy issues but are of no fixed political abode. 

As for the 9 -or 10 party grouping, it blotted its copybook by voting for the Emergency and has followed it up with the Weerawansa party’s vicious attacks on the Aragalaya and support for “investigation into the conspiracy”. This is the same bitterness with which the Old Left denounced Wijeweera’s JVP as a “CIA conspiracy” and cold lack of sympathy or empathy it displayed towards the youth uprising of April 1971, the brutality of the suppression of which completely undermined the moral legitimacy of the United Front Government and decimated the Left electorally in 1977. 

Wimal also has a tendency to take a xenophobic anti-Indian stance, when the need is to balance between India, Russia, China and the USA. This is in addition to his proclivity to shift to ethno-populism on the issue of devolution/provincial autonomy. 

This ‘Union of Independent Parties’ seems ideologically closer to Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena than to anyone else. Given that the PM is part of the Rajapaksa bloc which is propping up and being propped up by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, the traditional adversary of the center-left, I see no electoral future for the Wimal-led ‘union’.   

Dullas-GL Grouping

There is however, hope for the important Center-left space and tradition in the island’s politics. A new entity seems to be struggling to be born. That is the Dullas Alahapperuma-GL Peiris group of ‘SLPP Reformists’. It has several strengths, some of which are manifest, others, potential.

1. It is bigger than a splinter group in parliamentary numbers, running as it does into double-digits. 

2. It’s personalities have national name-recognition. It is not a one-man show. 

3. It’s collective brain-power as manifested in academic and professional credentials — starting with Prof GL Peiris–arguably exceeds that of any other formation in Parliament. Dr. Charitha Herath and Dr. Nalaka Godahewa can match anyone in a substantive policy debate. To produce a realistic economic rescue package/roadmap and negotiate with the IMF, I’d bet on GL-Charitha-Nalaka over Harsha-Eran-Kabir on any given day.

4. Dullas Alahapperuma, a prominent SLPPer whose house was not burned on May 9th, is a parliamentarian of rare civility and integrity, whose progressive ideological discourse expresses and extends the best of the SLFP-JO-SLPP experiences.  

5. The SLPP’s option for the long-standing enemy of the center-left voters, Ranil Wickremesinghe, the vacillation of the SLFP and the 10-party group, and the unfortunate circumscription of the SJB’s progressive center-left appeal and potential by its neoliberal ‘economic Ranilists’, gives the Dullas-GL group a clear field on the center-left, if it chooses a New Middle Path and a 21st century social democratic project. If, in short, it can be the 21st century successor to SWRD Bandaranaike and the SLFP of 1951-1955, before the travesty of Sinhala Only in 1956.  

However, it must be said realistically, that in the first stage, the new formation will have the potential of a new, progressive project, partnering and allying with either Sajith Premadasa’s SJB, or Anura Kumara’s JVP-JJB, or ideally, both, in a broad democratic bloc. 

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  • 17
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    I have seen men going mad; never a country going mad!

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      Nathan

      “I have seen men going mad; never a country going mad!”

      What about the period between 1948 to date?

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        Total wreck what else,leaders after leaders, rather than selling resource and wealth, persuading IMF ,beg queen to take over the island again

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          Dayan, I have been saying that Ranil will play double game and annoy India. This has come true. Due to this even China is not happy and is refusing to restructure its debt giving excuses. Finally Ranil will be without friends and money as IMF will hold their foot. I also said that Ranil will mishandle aragalaya, and initially security forces will act to put them down, but later they will refuse to carry out orders leading to anarchy. My prediction appears to be correct, as aragalaya has sprung back with vengeance. This will cause poverty and chaos, leading to Indian military intervention. Wait eagerly for another parippu drop, this time in Colombo. Tamils must work towards this situation to put India and Srilanka at loggerheads and reap the benefit.

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            “Dayan, I have been saying that Ranil will play double game and annoy India. This has come true. Due to this even China is not happy…”
            Sweet logic ane.

            • 2
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              Sivasegaram, your brain is not geared to understand this. Keep off.

          • 0
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            Indian Military Intervention? Sri Lanka gave the best guard of honor by Sinhalese sailor to Rajiv Gandhi and last respect by LTTE. That is more than enough for India. After that India will never ever interfere in internal matters of Sri Lanka. For example, even a Chinese Intelligent Military ship also arrived to Hambantota port also without any problems.

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              India was in this sorry plight because of being led by north Indian policy makers who are anti-Tamil racist. India has been bending down backwards to please Sinhalese and bring Srilanka into its orbit, which has failed except during the period when Indra Gandhi showed the stick. After her death the inexperienced Rajiv Gandhi listened to these anti-Tamil racists and got into this mess, first getting hit and finally losing his life. Now slowly India is realizing their mistake, and under a tough leader will take correct decision. Now there is no LTTE to spoil the soup. Get ready to hide under the bed.

    • 17
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      Nathan

      Did you hear some of the Jaffna’s Linguistic Patriots of Tamils are up in arms about Jaffna Hindu College providing Free Hindi Lessons at its premises?

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        Most probably the students there want to go and act in Bollywood as extras or enjoy Hindi movies and songs like this. However, they should learn Urdu and not Hindi, as most of the so-called Hindi movie songs are in Urdu and so is the dialogue.
        Like this song, it is not Hindi but entirely in Urdu as it is more poetic and more beautiful to listen to.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdNg1TAtAHg

      • 6
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        I missed the Hindi-speaking girls when I was young. I am not jealous any more!

        • 5
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          It is ok you don’t need to miss them, as now lots of Hindi and other north Indian language female actresses act in Thamizh movies. Nowadays most Indian movies, especially hits are made simultaneously in Hindi. Telugu and Thamizh and if they are super hits, they are made in Hindi, Telugu, Thamizh, Kannada and Malayalam. The cast in all these new movies is pan-Indian and from all parts of India to make it more acceptable. The great Thamizh Chola epic Chitpiyin Chelvan directed by Mani Ratnam and the music by AR Rahman has been made in Thamizh, Telugu, Hindi. Kannada and Malayalam so it will not miss anyone in India. It has a huge pan-India movie cast and the songs have been immediately dubbed from Thamizh to all the other Indian languages. Even this Hindi or Urdu song hit is in Thamizh too and equally mesmerizing and the Hindu college students can listen and understand it much better. Just trivia
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YrJBDdVcyI
          The Thamizh song is good but the translation is not accurate and the original words in Hindi or to be accurate Urdu version is very mesmerizing

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            “…made in Thamizh, Telugu, Hindi. Kannada and Malayalam so it will not miss anyone in India.”
            Really? Not even West Bengal, Assam, Orissa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab etc.?

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        Native Vedda, don’t insult Sinhalese Adiwasin (Vedda) . Hindi language, is not the oldest language hardly 200 years old. They copied the Urdu language also. Sinhalese language mixed with world’s oldest language Sanskrit and Pali

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          N. Perera

          “Sinhalese language mixed with world’s oldest language Sanskrit and Pali”

          World’s oldest language Sanskrit and Pali, – Could we have proof.

          Pererass
          “Native Vedda, don’t insult Sinhalese Adiwasin (Vedda) .”

          When where and how did I insult Vedda?
          What have descendants of Sinhala Kallathonies got to do with Adiwasin (Vedda)?
          Are you familiar with genetic studies?

          Talk to Chinese specialist SJ who could help you with understanding genetic affinity among Sinhalese, Tamils and Chinese. I suspect he believes Tamils and Sinhalese were the descendant of Chinese Apes. However I believe Tamils and Sinhalese were the descendants of first Ape. Still evolving.

    • 17
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      This Siamese twin of Wimal Weerawansa (Rajapkashe main propagandist) will be guessing anything to stand up to Ranil.

      With the emergence of RW, the frequency of his articles is increasing. This DJ is doing more damage to this nation than any other political analyst. Ironically, this country will pay more tribute to criminals and their successors. Mahinda Rajapaksa is above the law by misusing the money of the tax payers and Gota, the base man of the nation, is about to return to this country. This is not acceptable to the civilized people of this planet but it is good for the South Asian region.

      However, dj’s usual knee-jerk reactions are based on personal vendettas and have nothing to do with Sri Lankan politics.

      It will be self-explanatory if someone with a feeling documents it and re-examines it. Thanks to Sri Lankan pundits of the DJ type, this country has fallen into a precipice. We will not forget how DJ spoke against Good governance govt, which was thousand times people’s friendly looking back, But media fraudsters and Rajapkashes interpreted against it, misleading the nation.

  • 32
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    Dayan,

    Do you take some responsibility for the destruction done to the country by the Rajapakse idiots? ……….After all, you spoke with such sound, fire and fury to resurrect the Nugegoda Man! Do you cringe when you watch it now? I cringed then!

    With such a track record …… what makes you think your musings are going to pan out? Even Nana Akka and Sumanadasa have better records and some clients …… you have no takers for your predictions ……


    A political orphan ……….. if ever there was one ……..

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      nimal fernando

      Do you have to remind him his past?

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      “Dullas Alahapperuma, a prominent SLPPer whose house was not burned on May 9th, is a parliamentarian of rare civility and integrity, whose progressive ideological discourse expresses and extends the best of the SLFP-JO-SLPP experiences. “
      Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t this paragon of integrity vote for the 18th, 19th, and 20th amendments. As far as I remember, he didn’t oppose any of them. On the other hand, Evil Ranil voted against 18 and 20, and for 19.

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      How does he predict any things? He was a strong JVP and JVP supporter right from the beginning of JVP. Maybe he is having Doctorate of LUNATIC.

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        “How does he predict any things?”
        Exactly the same way other pundits do, and curse all and sundry exactly the same way when their forecasts go wrong.

    • 17
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      Nimal,
      Wasn’t it DJ who said : “Mahinda isn’t a person, Mahinda is a country “?

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        OC,
        .
        Not just a DJ but artist Jackson Anthony (sadly the man is now caught by Karma) and several other so called artists made him the nation’s ombudsman. I really don’t know what was going through their heads when they did that.

        That is why I am telling you that the media mafia made them so called heroes.
        :
        I don’t care about DJs or such lowlifes, but poor people are so stupid that they got “Mahinda Rajapaksa” face tattooed on their chests and minds… remember?

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          Artists like Jackson Anthony, he may not be dissimilar to Wimal Buruwansa, but unemployed artists like Malani Fonseka, Ravindra Randeniya, Geeta Kumarasinghe managed to survive on tax money when they reached pensionable age. This is how Mahinda wasted a lot of public money.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySYEHSk-ixk

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qipXWIukHUg

          Jackson is paying a high price today. ..His condition is said to be similar to that of a racing player like Michael Schumacher and he was in a coma for about 1 year… Still no proper information has been released about him… . Some say he deserves it….. johonston is a Rajapaksa clan thug, still roaming free, even though he has no right to do so in a law-abiding society. Some seem to get it now, others will definitely get it later…be patient…

          Artists# backing to MR was a goldmine for the Rajapaksas and their family. From movie actors, all fans became Rajapaksa’s voters. A very cheap deal… haha… if bastard had his senses, would he ever elevate a master criminal to “King” ….. today, divine forces seem to have done it … I don’t hate an enemy even if I don’t. The public speeches made by the artists praised Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa without any reasonable reason. That is what our ignorant artists should have avoided.

      • 10
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        OC,

        It’s like the man who tattooed across his chest in bold letters “Kamalawa sadhatama” (Kamala For Ever) ……… and Kamala ran away with the neighbour!

        Techniques/implements to remove tattoos were not available in the villages. :))

        So, here we have Dayan with his tattoo. …….. Wearing his shame for all to see ………….

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          DJ or the like lap dogs should be responsible for today’s mess in our motherland.
          .
          Not only Rajapakshes/ DJ and Wimal are equally shameless. Can any of these men stand in front of mirror/ if they are not blind ? ☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹

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        old codger

        “Wasn’t it DJ who said : “Mahinda isn’t a person, Mahinda is a country “?”

        He quoted Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa.
        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-rising-nugegoda-feb-18th/

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          NV and OC,
          .
          This reminded me of the term “post-turtle” in North America.
          The media that overestimated him and our stupid public should have brains to put him where he really is. The Rajapaksa mafia is so powerful that it cannot easily change the opinion of journalists.It is infiltrated as if a metastasized cancer would spread all over.
          Do you think they have the courage to do so? Today he is free, although it is clear that his famously provocative speech served as fuel for the flames of the May 9 riots.
          NV@
          Not a single journalist seemed to have the guts to cross-examine WW on his earlier boasts. Are both Jarno and Wimal Sakkili clans equally stupid?

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          Native,
          Another quote from the same article:”It is Sinhala nationalist without being anti-Tamil or anti-Muslim in any manner, though it is against anything that is latently secessionist”
          From the very same guy who was a cabinet minister in an EPRLF government. Amazing flexibility, don’t you think?

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      NF,
      .
      Concealing the true nature of anything is encoded in DJ s genetics. He prepares his ego not to allow him to write plain simple text.
      His brilliant phrasing may suggest that he is a clever man, but not a single thing that this vulture speculated came true in Sri Lankan politics. If he was that smart and a good diplomat, everything that was going on would have become clear to him long ago.
      Nevertheless, he is a self-proclaimed “true guru” of political analysis to his circles in Sri Lanka.

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      NF,
      .
      Concealing the true nature of anything is encoded in DJ s genetics. He prepares his ego not to allow him to write plain simple text.
      His brilliant phrasing may suggest that he is a clever man, but not a single thing that this vulture speculated came true in Sri Lankan politics. If he was that smart and a good diplomat, everything that was going on would have become clear to him long ago.
      Nevertheless, he is a self-proclaimed “true guru” of political analysis to his circles in Sri Lanka. tbd

  • 18
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    Ranil’s presidency shows the bankruptcy of Sri Lankan politics. A man who no one voted for , really the voter completely rejected at the last parliamentary elections, has ended up as the president and even suppressing the people who protested against the Rajapaksa regime.

    Premadasa lives in his father’s world , talking of ‘poor and hopeless’, of four decades back.

    JVP and others are trying to do what Russia , China, Cuba failed to do .

    GL and his bunch of “doctors” are successful , if everything ends at press briefings and parliamentary discussions.It is like a religious blessing, but after wards we realize nothing has changed.

    All knowing Dayan J, thinks he is something wonderful, a small man with a big ego.

    The whole lot will be better off if they can be sent to Arab countries as servants. That is what god made these people for.Even in that , servants from the Philippines are much superior

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      “Ranil’s presidency shows the bankruptcy of Sri Lankan politics.”

      When did Sri Lanka politics really flourish or have integrity?

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      deepthi silva

      “Ranil’s presidency shows the bankruptcy of Sri Lankan politics.”

      Not just Ranil’s presidency.
      How about presidencies of
      William Gopallawa,
      Junius Richard Jayewardene
      Ranasinghe Premadasa
      Dingiri Banda Wijetunga
      Chandrika Kumaratunga
      Mahinda Rajapaksa (Remember, a fee of Rs 180 Millions made to your brother V Prabaharan).
      Maithripala Sirisena
      Gotabaya Rajapaksa (6.9 Million)?

      Did they make any positive contribution which lead this island transforming itself into another Singapore? Lets discuss the past disgusting prime ministers some other time.

      “servants”

      Please define and explain.

  • 9
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    I understand Wasantha Mudalige is held under PTA, for ‘good’ reasons.

    He was held under PTA only to tame the racist sector of the society here.

    Because if this didn’t happen and PTA had withdrawn many innocent Tamils would have been freed and the racist sector from clergy and politicians would have made a big noise and hue and cry.

    It is only now we hear people shouting ‘draconian PTA’ when previously only the minorities made a big notice of it. Still, many innocent Tamils are held without any charges framed, while real terrorists like Karuna are walking free. Where was this lady lawyer then, when many Tamils were taken by security forces and never returned, many held locked up many many years without any charges framed and still held under PTA? So it’s now only her eyes opened to know how bad PTA can be.

    Now everyone in Sri Lanka with one voice is shouting to repeal the PTA. So PTA would be repealed peacefully. All will be free after being held so long including Wasantha Mudalige. Wasantha only held for a very short time.

    President Ranil Wickremasinghe is a strategist. All can see in a short time he was able to solve the petrol queue and gas queue.

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    With Rajapakse clan’s proxy, Ranil baba at the helm and all the Potohuwa thieves under him the same old puppet show goes on. Gota is coming back to spice up the riddle.

    This is the latest chapter of the Sinhalese-Buddhist majoritarian drama called Sri Lanka. Actors come, actors go but it keeps muddling as the world laughs at us!

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    Ranil’s policy train-wreck, opposition own-goals, dullas-gl game-changer

    What Ranil cannot do Wasantha mudalige did for him Ranil pretending that loophole achiever came to power by his experience and BE A Superman is a unable to resist to tyranny through nonviolent action for civil disobedience and appoint and give order to remote control to target his challenger. Instead to instill task with them spirit of service to those whom they regarded as their oppressors. He is the mode of shuffling the Minister instead of changing the country. Aiming to election his popularity

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    For DJ, there is no greater blessing than selective amnesia.

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      SJ
      Give him a break. He is crying for his supper. If he gets another posting some where everything will change.
      This is the longest he has been crying and I don’t think its going to bear fruits.

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        Bert/
        .
        DJ is simply put a shameless person. Wimal Buruwanse can be excusable for his background but DJ? 🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕

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      Dayan takes 64 positions all at the same time.

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        Dosent the country also take 64 positions as for on its policies ?

        Can we now say the SL is not a country but a Dayan ?

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        NV,
        Let him make his Sanjah happy… the poor guy will become a mental asylum again. That is his way of life. Blaming someone for work until the next profitable deal is made somewhere. If Ranil falls on his knees before him, this man will save the nation, betray his soul and start the good that the new government can do without allowing it to become anarchy. Then he will forget his “inflated pride” on the spot. So pathetic. Unfortunately, he is estranged son of late Mervin Silva.

        Gotha fled the country and struggles to gain asylum. He will no doubt return to the island drenched in his own urine in “misery” in the coming days. Otherwise, I have no explanation as to how these people who took heaven and earth hostage before becoming human beings and voting never see their own people through the eyes.
        Looks like there is no chance..so he has to face the music again if he likes to hell against his will (created by his brother)…when the DJs or the likes want to destroy this nation. All these people will meet their fate sooner or later.
        :
        To me DJ’s actions are like primitive actions of some African and South American tribes. To score more points from his own partner, he continues his usual verbose writing since becoming RW President. His attacks on RW are a personal vendetta. We have been observing it for years.

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          Gota is said to have sought refuge everywhere except Sentinel Island, but his fate defied him.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7BNwmVvk6g

          At the height of Sri Lanka’s civil war, our northerners were welcomed everywhere. But today, any other politician would be accepted by the Europeans for exile. CBK, RW or AKD OR any other leader can get asylum in any powerful country in Europe. Unfortunately, the Rajapaksas can only claim asylum in “hell”

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          leelagemalli


          “To me DJ’s actions are like primitive actions of some African and South American tribes. “

          They may look like and behave like primitives however they have their own system of governance.

          Gota fled the country in order to avoid reading Dayan’s typing.

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    DJ
    Why don’t you write about a new constitution that will put the country in order. This will allow us to achieve economic & political recovery. Our country had to unnecessarily go through two civil wars[ –the CAUSES for them has never been looked into]. JVP does not agree with the economic models of various GoSL SINCE INDEPENDENCE. Tamils have been discriminated by ethnographic-nationalists. Is DJ for a SECULAR & UNITED SL.

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    There seems to be much more going on behind the scenes than own goals and game changers.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysy6qrXi0m0

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    DJ:

    An author at Tamil Guardian, Krisna Saravanamuttu, says this: “Today, the ideological foundation of the state is vulnerable as the island grapples with the worst economic crisis in its history. Now is the time to view our struggles through a bold new light of solidarity. A solidarity that knows that Sinhala people cannot win without the freedom of the Tamil people; solidarity that centres liberation in the northeast while amplifying voices of critical resistance in the south. The fates of our peoples, Tamil and Sinhala, are deeply intertwined. And so, too, should our struggles be. ”

    Instead of your usual hypocrisy, maybe you can start understanding and educating the Sinhalese masses about it.

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    Ranil suddenly becoming the President out of the blue is Dayan’s worst nightmare come true. For a guy who is normally hyper for nothing, this is too much to take. Compounding his predicament is his betting horse is too busy brushing up its vocabulary to comprehend his wacky advice. No wonder this has pushed Dayan over the edge. These days he is having panic attacks realizing his plan for one last act in the spotlight before the final curtain comes down is never gonna happen.

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      Ajay Sundara Devan

      “Ranil suddenly becoming the President out of the blue is Dayan’s worst nightmare come true.”

      You are mistaken.
      Dayan takes 64 positions all at the same time.
      He is not ashamed of jumping ships, justify his position (64) to impress himself and his partner, ……. when there is a good opportunity, …….

      nimal fernando likes to have the occasional drink or two with him in Moscow, Havana, ….

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    Ranil.W as a finance minister should seek both Indian Central Government & Tamil Nadu Finance Ministers. I am not pleased with the ADB Funding for Roof Top Solar Program is being diverted. GoSL should promote green energy from solar and wind power. I am pleased that Ranjan Ramanayake had been released free. But am disgusted that he has lost his CIVIL. rights. Ranil W please grant him his civil rights.

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    For all other countries of the world that don’t suck after big shots like ours, a coup-de-tat would have gotten rid of such deplorable unnecessity from its governing body very fast. Crazy to see the different formulas to rearrange the lousy leaders till nothing is reached. Is that all the brains we have? What a disgrace!

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      Nothing to do with DJ of course. He’s been trying to re-rouse Aragalaya for quite some time now.

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    ANTON BALASINGAM CALLED RANIL A FOX.He has proved it by making each and every political party and self declared independent groups and their members looking at each other with not trusting who is in RANIL GROUP OR MAHINDA GROUP OR BASIL GROUP.RANIL Is watching the fun and must be having a good sleep but none of the other members of parliament may not have sound sleep.some are dreaming to become cabinet ministers others are eyeing for state minister positions.even some former senior UNP members are breaking their head to get some high commissioner post or governor position.IN REALITY THIS PARLIAMENT HAS BECOME WORSE THAN ANGODA MENTAL HOSPITAL-WHAT A FUNNY SITUATION.-JAYAWEEWA TO ALL MEMBERS.

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