7 April, 2020

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Ravi K Returns To Cabinet Not As Finance Minister, Fonseka And Range Bandara Axed By Sirisena

Controversial politician Ravi Karunanayake returned to the Cabinet not as the Minister of Finance, but as the Minister of Power and Energy and Enterprise Development.

Ravi

Informed government sources, however, said as the Enterprise Development Minister Karunanayake will still have control over some institutions in the financial sector.

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and Palitha Range Bandara have been axed by the President from the list of Cabinet ministers. UNP sources confirmed that Fonseka and Range Bandara were nominated for Cabinet posts by Prime Minister Wickremesinghe.

Wasantha Senanayake, who switched allegiance multiple times since the outbreak of the political crisis on October 26, was not given a Cabinet post despite widespread speculations.

Another highlight was the appointment of Malik Samarawickrama and Thilak Marapana as Cabinet ministers, despite their claims at the UNF parliamentary group meeting that they will not take up Cabinet posts.

Commenting on the Cabinet appointments of TPA Leader Mano Ganesan and ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen who also volunteered to stay out of the new Cabinet, Minister Vajira Abeywardena said the United National Front, as a political alliance, arrived at a decision to give them ministerial positions.

“We thought their appointments were necessary to ensure that the minority communities are duly represented in the Cabinet,” Abeywardena said, addressing a press conference at Temple Trees, a short while ago.

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  • 27
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    When I heard RK is appointed as a minister I came to the same collapsed mental state I was in on October 26th night.
    May these crooks rot in the hell for the burden given to us.
    That’s all I have to say.

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      The thieves are back and Bondscam Ranil must be impeached for looting the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and crimes against the people of Lanka, based on the PCOI Report and investigations.This is the only hope and solution…
      The elephant in the room in this return of the Cabinet of thieves, is Washington DC and Trumpland’s neocon, neoliberal project to have its puppet Bond Ranil asset strip Lanka and deliver the goods to them in their Cold War against China in the Indian Ocean. Today US marines are operating logistics Hub in Trincomalee while drones are collective data. All Lanka’s BIG DATA related platforms will be delivered for CIA surveillance. Who let them in?!

      Prez. Sira is a fool but Bondscam Ranil is dangerous to the health and wealth of Lanka.
      Sri lanka needs a general election after passing a law that no one over 65 can contest and banning politicians crossing the house for the highest bidder.
      The JVP has completely lost the plot and AKD seems to have been bought by external parties; trying to abolish the Executive Prez. which is the only “check and balance” against Bondscam Ranil and his corrupt Royal college cabaal who works to Trumpland and America First.
      Civil society organization must move the courts to impeach Ranil and his economic hit men who looted the Central bank of Sri Lanka and will do so again.

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        Dilmah

        “The thieves are back and Bondscam Ranil must be impeached for looting the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and crimes against the people of Lanka, based on the PCOI Report and investigations.”

        Please tell us the total loss to the Central Bank or to the state with computation of the loss and how it was scammed.

        “The JVP has completely lost the plot and AKD seems to have been bought by external parties; trying to abolish the Executive Prez.”

        JVP never had a plot since its inception apart from its tendency to use terrorism to achieve its goals (whatever it may be) in addition to being racist, stupid, xenophobic, hypocritic, ………………

        ” Cabinet of thieves, is Washington DC and Trumpland’s neocon, neoliberal project to have its puppet Bond Ranil asset strip Lanka and deliver the goods to them in their Cold War against China in the Indian ocean “

        Could you explain the following in your own words so that laymen like us could understand the Mahanian Visions of “Great Game” or “Grand Strategy” .

        Trumpland’s neocon
        neoliberal project
        asset strip Lanka
        deliver the goods
        Cold War against China in the Indian ocean

        Do you with all your expertise on International Affairs/Relation and strategic insight agree with Chinese analyst’s concept of Indian Ocean is not India’s ocean while South China sea is China’s ocean?

      • 1
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        Are you of Dilmah Tea? (Meril?)

    • 5
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      Ravi Penthouse,

      You are doing good, and Ranil W’s balls are rotting

      Why do you need to make Ranil W’s balls go rotten? Because Sirisena’s balls dissolved away with the dissolution of the parliament?

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      Ranil W,

      Do you F*** Ravi Penthouse on a regular basis, or vice versa? Just curious .

      • 1
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        Colombo Telegraph

        Amarasiris comment is unacceptable . Isn’t it time to elevate the style and language in your space?

        My comment has nothing to do with Ranil being attacked. Generally speaking, the language has been poor, courtesy towards another non existent and deviation from the topic quite rampant.

        Time you got your act together.

  • 9
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    What a disgrace that no ethnic Tamil from N/E was appointed as a minister.TNA and the Tamils are taken
    for another ride by RW/MS. due to weakness shown by TNA, as always and they now have to go on bended knees to Muslim and Indian Tamil ministers to get the day to day problems of the Tamils solved. Simple things like release of the lands to the owners after the war and release of war prisoners were not solved because there was no minister appointed from N/E in the last Govt, who is familiar with the problems. Mano Ganeshan & Thigambaram do not belong to indigenous group of Tamils who hail from N/E. and they will not know the problems faced by the poor in N/E. The biggest joke is that the PM has taken over development of North. and how on earth will he find the time to discuss Tamils major problems, like merger of N/E, education & Jobs & development, mainly an airport and seaport, while, most of the time,
    he will be out of the country or dealing with other problems and all know that he is a man of excuses.
    TNA’s excuse for not solving the Tamil problems during the last 3 years was that they found it difficult
    to meet the appointed minister (A Tamil) that often for discussions and how could they meet the PM ,
    whose office is out of bounds for them. TNA helped Sirisena to become the President and again they fought hard to preserve democracy in the recent political turmoil and saved the PMs job for Ranil but
    they could not even advise RW to have an appointed minister from ethnic Tamils of N/E like Radhika
    or Indrajit Coomaraswamy or for that matter even Justice Wigneswaran to look after N/E development.

    • 10
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      TNA was invited to join the Govt; they turned down the invite.

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      Lanka Watch

      “TNA’s excuse for not solving the Tamil problems during the last 3 years was that they found it difficult”

      What is/(are) the Tamil problem(s)?

      “The biggest joke is that the PM has taken over development of North. and how on earth will he find the time to discuss Tamils major problems, like merger of N/E, education & Jobs & development, mainly an airport and seaport, while, most of the time,”

      Ranil promised to build 1000 Buddhist Vihares in the North East. He doesn’t have to be there to build them all because he is not going to dirty his hands. He can get some others to build them for the Tamils.

      Is it also a Tamil problem?

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        Native “The biggest joke is that the PM has taken over development of North”

        Native I agree with you. But on the positive note PM has decided to take personal responsibility…may be something the TNA and RW agreed as TNA doesn’t want to be in Govt?

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          “…may be TNA doesn’t want to be in Govt?”
          If the TNA doesn’t want to be in Govt. and expects the PM to take responsibility to develop the North, then it should have informed the People in the North who are and have been it’s loyal voters.
          Now in the light of the recent heavy damages and distress that the North has undergone due to the unprecedented floods recently, is it not incumbent on the part of TNA to take responsibility to directly be involved and oversee to the rehabilitation and welfare of the it’s Northern constituency rather than expect vicarious benefits from the PM’ largesse?
          I think it is now high time for the TNA to get involved by taking ministerial responsibilities now.

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        @ Native Vedda

        What are Tamils Problem?
        Just landed from another planet?
        Why there were:

        Banda-Selva Pact
        Dudley-Selva Pact
        JR-Rajive Feroz Khan Pact
        Thimbu Talk
        Thailand Talk

        Why there were Tamil masscare from 1956 to 1983 ?

        How many Tamils are today in Civil service.
        How many Diplomates are Tamils.
        In the East all government offices are filled with Muslims .

        Now predominent Hindu N-E …Buddhists Viharas are appearing daily .

        Why LTTE came ?

        So no Problem for Tamils.????

        Let this dirty cursed land go to Chinese ,after this you will shut up and follow marching orders of Chinese.

        Modayas have given South to the Chinese now Chinese are everywhere soon they will take the whole country and play badminton inside Viharas,as usual Asgiriya,Malawata Ayotullahs will keep quite because of fear like IPKF time.

        Cheers

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          cholan

          “What are Tamils Problem?”

          Did you really understand the question stupid man?
          Go back to Chola Mandalam in South India.
          Lanka Watch observed “TNA’s excuse for not solving the Tamil problems during the last 3 years was that they found it difficult”

          I demanded an explanation from him as to what he really meant by “Tamil Problem”. as if Tamil was the problem.
          You should read the context in which I asked Lanka Watch explanation.

          Why don’t you read my comment in its entirety then start typing.

          As to your typing above please find somewhere to stuff it.
          -.
          “Modayas have given South to the Chinese now Chinese are everywhere soon they will take the whole country and play badminton inside Viharas,as usual “

          It is Hindians’ problem, let the Hindians do the worrying.
          Alright assuming Chinese have over run this island and attached it as part of its peacefully rising kingdom, what are you going to do about it?

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        Native Vedda,

        Are the Para-Tamils going to be “Buddhist” like the Para-Sinhala, and give up their Para-Hinduism, in the pristine land of Native Vedda Arthho?

        The Hindians may not like that. Remember, how Buddhism declined in India?

    • 1
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      I hear you but you should realize the cuttent MP’s are not crooked enough to be in cabinet. I Dogclass or Karuna were there they could have grabbed a portfolio.

      Whether its UNP, SLFP or SLPP its still going to be a Govt of the Sinhala Buddhists, By the Sinhala Buddhists and for the Sinhala Buddhists with a few Christians and Muslims thrown in to avoid commotions.

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      TNA still holds the rug under RW, regardless of ministerial positions. Whether they remain loyal to RW, fight for ministerial positions, or to serve Tamil interests by pulling the rug under RW if required, remains to be seen. They will dig their own graves if they just choose to remain loyal to their master as opposed to serving Tamil interests.

  • 2
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    So there are now two leaders of the opposition. Why not have two presidents as well?

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      Paul

      Trinco Sam is not in competition with Dr Mahinda as he told the parliament.
      How about two spouses?
      Perhaps two husbands ( 1 Women = or > 2 Men).

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        Native Vedda,

        Kandyan marriage. One wife two or more husbands.

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          Amarasiri

          Do you want to bring the “rich” medieval(?) culture of Polyandry back into practice? You should go back to Laggala where Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah carried out his study.
          Wish you well.

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            Native Vedda,

            Is the Land of Native Vedda Aethho a, Democracy or a mockery? Is the Kandyan marriage banned? Only the MMAA which the ACJU wants to protect so that Muslim men can marry 12-year old girls and have 4 wives, is still the law of the land.

            In the meantime, Sirisena has two prime ministers. One legal and one Fake, like a mistress, in MaRa, and the Supreme Court said that the mistress is not the wife.

            So, he went back to the wife, Ranila.

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            Native Vedda,

            Why do you think polyandry is bad? Isn’t that part of the culture?

            Anyway, given the current economy, polyandry for the masses, because one man cannot support a wife and family, and polygamy for the politicians, to ‘absorb’ the excess women.

            It will also control the population growth. Send the ‘excess ‘ men to the Muddled Middle East and encourage them to be gay.

            Anyway, what is your solution?

  • 6
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    When MS rejected the three SLFP fence jumpers, one thought that MS to be a reformist.

    Why reject Range Bandara? Was it because Range exposed SB Dissanayake, the bosom pal of MS, as a horse trading agent?
    .
    MS sacked Ravi K from the Finance Minister job. Why take him back now?
    .
    The plot thickens. the 26 October ‘crisis’ is not over.

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      pillai
      I think he took ravi K back because he thinks that he can use his faction to break up the UNP.His one objective is to break up the UNP which broke up his beloved SLFP.

      PS.Also he knows that ravi is not the ringleader of the bond scam and was facilitator.

  • 2
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    So, My3 did NOT object to Penthouse Ravi being given a portfolio.

    Is it because My3 felt that compared to his swearing in RW as PM in spite of his responsibility in the Bond Scam costing the country billions of Rupees, Ravi’s involvement in the Penthouse amounting to around Rs. 200 millions is just peanuts?

    Or, is it because, My3 is sure that the best way to take revenge on RW is to burden him with the likes of Ravi who can do NO good but Only cause grave Damage to RW and the UNP.

  • 3
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    Lanka Watch is off the mark. The ITAK (FP) was formed when GGP joined the cabinet of DS Senanayake after the latter disfranchised 800,000 Upcountry Tamils in 1948. In his inaugural SJV catergorily stated that MPs of the FP will not join the cabinet until such time the problems of the Tamils are satisfactorily solved. The ITAK is sticking to this policy stance for the last 69 years. Appointing Wigneswaran is out of the question after he bungled the NPC. It is true the ITAK could not do much. Example, the constitutional proposals have come to a dead end. Sirisena who got elected because of the Tamils and Muslim votes was opposed to the draft proposals. He has publicly declared that he will never allow the amalgamation of North and East or he will agree to the draft “federal” constitution. This is the same Sirisena who once said that Sinhalese people get scared when they hear the word federal and Tamils get upset when they hear the word unitary.

  • 10
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    Crook of a President who was judged by the Supreme Court that he violated the constitution has no authority to stop Sarath Fonseka being a Minister. Is this the way to serve a honorable ” War Veteran” who won the war? What type of a crook is this President?

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      Now we have two peopel who won the way as well

      Hope no more wars.

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      Buddhist

      “a honorable ” War Veteran” who won the war”

      Oh please.

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    Crook of a President who was judged by the Supreme Court that he violated the constitution has no authority to stop Sarath Fonseka being a Minister. Is this the way to serve a honorable ” War Veteran” who won the war? What type of a crook is this President?

    Its time UNP appoints Sarath Fonseka as party coordinator for villages in Sri Lanka and give him a large budget and additional support to build the UNP base in villages. Villages will definitely respect the service done by Fonseka to save the country from LTTE.

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      Buddhist

      I am not sure if the lonely Field Marshall belongs to any of the parties.
      He started his own party, then contested presidential elections as non party candidate, then his party Democratic Party (Prajathantravadhi Pakshaya ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී පක්ෂය – Dissolved in 2016) contested other elections , then he joined the UNP. Recently after Oct 26 he made some noises he was going start his own party again.

      Can you not ask him to make up his mind.
      Being a bigoted racist retired army man is not easy.

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        Native Vedda

        Who other than Ranil has remained in the same party? Mahinda has jumped from party to party, and he does not even have the guts to say he is now a SLPP member when there are videos available to show him paying the membership fee and accepting SLPP member ship for GLP; Maithri after eating Appa jumped from SLFP to a new party to become the President then jumped back to SLFP to accept the leader ship. Its only Ranil who has remained in the same party.

        Yes Sarath Fonseka was the one who planned and lead the war, not the Mahinda who sat in an air conditioned office or Gota who ran away when LTTE was strong and came back to sit in another air conditioned office and use white vans to kill people.

        Please get your facts correct. Sarath Fonseka is the true honorable “Rana Viruva”, not the pakis petti Mahinda and Gota.

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          “The true honourable Rana Viruva” had bolted at the height of the
          war. If Gamarala is to be believed Fonseka was one of the top men in the country who ran away late 2008 fearing the LTTE was to blast Cbo with deadly bombs???? Let us not fool ourselves. It was India and the international community, quite rightly if VP takes over the vital sea-lanes are in danger, who brought the war to an end.

          Chris P. Bacon

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      Very good suggestion. Hope the UNP leader will take note of that.

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    Lanka Watch
    “What a disgrace that no ethnic Tamil from N/E was appointed as a minister. TNA and the Tamils are taken for another ride by RW/MS.”
    Before criticizing people, you should read 19A for which TNA also voted in favour. According to 19A, if one party has no majority, the first and second parties which secured the highest number of seats should form a government which is called a unity government. TNA and JVP which secured third and fourth cannot be a part of the government. As UPFA decided to not to be a part of the government, UNP formed a standalone government. Now they have the upper hand in taking decisions as the Cabinet is their own and even passing Bills.
    I read your last para only now. I am surprised of your lack of basic knowledge about our parliamentary system.
    First of all, we don’t have a Senate or any such representative body other than Parliament.. Therefore, NO OUTSIDER who is not an MP, can be APPOINTED as a Minister. Your suggestion about Radhika, Indrajit Coomaraswamy and Wigenswaran being appointed as Ministers is ridiculous.
    This is a prime example that most of the accusations against Sinhalese are baseless.

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      Champa

      “Therefore, NO OUTSIDER who is not an MP, can be APPOINTED as a Minister. Your suggestion about Radhika, Indrajit Coomaraswamy and Wigenswaran being appointed as Ministers is ridiculous.”

      As usual you are typing nonsense.
      The ruling party could appoint any persons outside the party as MPs from its National list then allocate Ministries to them. Former Minister D. M. Swaminathan is one such UNP MP.

      Will you stop bull s****ing?

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        Hindian Vedda
        You are still living in 2015. Welcome to present composition of Parliament.
        Show me a vacant position in the UNP’s national list.
        The names mentioned in Lanka Watch’s comment are complete outsiders, unless of course they were appointed as national list MPs five minutes ago.
        As usual, you are typing nonsense.

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        Hindian Vedda
        Your own comment has proved that I am right. I said NO OUTSIDER who is not an MP, can be APPOINTED as a Minister.
        You are saying there is a chance to come from national list. What’s that mean? They have to be MPs.
        Read my above sentence again. Didn’t I say “NO OUTSIDER who is not an MP,…” One has to be an MP to be a Minister. Did I say elected?
        Will YOU stop bulls….g please.

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          Champa the very very stupid.
          If indeed Ranil wanted evenly represented ministers he could have appointed D. M. Swaminathan to a ministry who is a national list MP.

          If he really want more North East MPs represented in his cabinet he could always invite Douglas who is ready to serve under any party. Ranil could get any of his other National list MPs resigned, in place he could appoint Tamil/Muslim. This won’t be the first time a sitting National List MP giving away his seat to another unelected person. There were two occasions in which outsiders were appointed from the bonus seats.

          I know you cannot stomach when you are told you are wrong.

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      @ Native Vedda

      What are Tamils Problem?
      Just landed from another planet?
      Why there were:

      Banda-Selva Pact
      Dudley-Selva Pact
      JR-Rajive Feroz Khan Pact
      Thimbu Talk
      Thailand Talk

      Why there were Tamil masscare from 1956 to 1983 ?

      How many Tamils are today in Civil service.
      How many Diplomates are Tamils.
      In the East all government offices are filled with Muslims .

      Now predominent Hindu N-E …Buddhists Viharas are appearing daily .

      Why LTTE came ?

      So no Problem for Tamils.????

      Let this dirty cursed land go to Chinese ,after this you will shut up and follow marching orders of Chinese.

      Modayas have given South to the Chinese now Chinese are everywhere soon they will take the whole country and play badminton inside Viharas,as usual Asgiriya,Malawata Ayotullahs will keep quite because of fear like IPKF time.

      Cheers

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      @ Chompa

      Tamils are not qualified he he he.
      Go to Foreign Ministry 25% are Muslims few Tamils.
      Same with SL Civil service-
      In your standard Radhika ,Indrajit and Wigneswaran are no qualified because SL Parliment is for Kudu Dealers,Killeres,Robbers now Chili Power Heros.
      Cheers

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    Mr. Sampanthan -TNA

    Please do not tell us that you were not aware that RW was not going to include a native of N/E , provinces, occupying 1/3 of the land mass in Sri lanka, in the ministerial list. There are 5 Muslim ministers and two Indian Tamils selected but not one Tamil from N/E.,tho’ Tamils form the 02nd largest majority in Srilanka and now you are forced to go on bended knees to these ministers to sort the day to day problems of the Tamils of N/E. By remaining in the opposition you have subjected the Eastern Tamils under Hakim’s rule and Northerners under RW rule as they will decide what is good for the Tamils, all because you have lost your bargaining power. Muslims always did the wisest thing for decades by accepting ministerial positions in the ruling party and by doing so, they uplifted their community and literally speaking, Tamils have become ‘beggers’ in the country, confined to N & E, doing menial jobs..
    Tamils of today do not understand as to why TNA does not accept ministerial posts and solve the problems of their own people instead of ‘begging’ the other ministers. Mahathma Ghandi’s policy of non cooperation was good for dealing with Foreign occupiers but not with nationals of the same country.
    Federal party under SJV, once allowed Mr. Thiru QC to serve in the UNP govt as a minister and like wise
    allow MPs like Sumanthiran to serve in the govt.as a minister , like other non UNPers like Rajitha and Arjuna, so that the Tamils could speak to their ministers and discuss their grievances .RW cannot object to it as their life line is in your hands. MR always had two Tamil ministers, one for the North and one for the East to please the ethnic Tamil community.
    Sir, you may have to decide soon whether the Opp. leader’s chair is more important than solving the current plight of Tamils in N & E. or not.

    ,

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      It is strange that the TNAis not accept a cabinet post. I don’t think anyone will object, are they scared of criticism suddenly?

      Lack of transparency, or foolishness?

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        If TNA men accept Cabinet positions the Sinhala extremists lead by
        yellow robed Rasputins will go round the country claiming the UNP has once against sold the country to the Demalas. The punnakku eating Sinhalese will swallow the guli and riot in the streets with their sarongs up “to save the rata and buddha agama” Familiar scene, eh!

        Mr. Sampanthan and colleagues you have acted wisely and prudently. The usual chaos and disorder will begin in a few months time. You can safely bet on that.

        Backlash

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    The president will entertain any “kummba horra” from the UNP fold because they are the ones who undermine RW and make others like the president or MR look good. What use of Fonseka or Ranga? They are much cleaner with both having links to either the military or police that make the law & order dangerous and risky for the president who protects criminals on both sides.

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    Will the president be satisfied with these selection and leaving also Mr. kathigamar out?

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    Thanga – Dec 28
    Please get your facts correct. Mr. Murugesu Thiruchelvam QC of the ITAK (FP) under SJV’s period was a minister under a Sinhala Govt, representing FP. On the other subject you wrote, President Sirisena is not
    the owner of Sri Lanka. and what ever he says is not Sri Lankan law. .If TNA is strong enough, they can get the devolution problem solved by involving other democratic govts like India, UK.

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    Native Vedda – Dec.2oth

    What are the problems of Tamils ………

    Its a good question. It is too lengthy to describe and suggest you take a ride to N/E and find out yourself
    with your own eyes.

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      Lanka Watch

      You wrote
      ” TNA’s excuse for not solving the Tamil problems during the last 3 years was that they found it difficult”

      It sounded or implied as if Tamils are the problem.
      Don’t forget actually it is Sinhala/Buddhist fascist problem imposed on rest of the people including Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, ………………

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    E Eye,,

    Go check why there is a Devalaya with a Hindu deities inside the temple premises, why would a Buddhist king have a Himdu deities.

    Secondly check the names of the people the King punised for betrayal or Treason, all Sinhalese.

    Thirdly, go to the museum and see for your self in what language the convention is written, then you will know.

    Don’t write crap without knowing the facts

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    Looks like RK has got RW by his balls. This is pathetic leadership. RW is a spineless faggot. He has got his sucker back at Ports so he can service all the sailors 0 & A when they call in at our ports

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    Mahinda and his business class will not allow any one to rule this country. When mahinda took oath as priminister all medias belongs to his slfp business class gave live telecast they even stoped their top rating teledramas. On the night mahinda took oath the top level police officers came to mahindas residence in mid night to salute him.today even a police officers is respecting unp. The business class of mahinda who invested in srilanka when mahinda became priminister and made share market index 6050 will remove their investment and under unp to keep dollor low they will stop imports, obviously if unp comes srilanka will became somalia again as usual. This all the power of mahinda and his business class innocent people will write comment as Mara sira a lot and the unp go and bend in to two in front of maitree and take their ministries in a small room. Unp, jvpers we are very poor and powerless and not like slfp mahinda business super powers. If you are unable to tolarate this scold me in filth to me as well as other than that unp JVP asarana innocent people does not have any other option.

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    It was Mrs Samarawickrama and Mrs Marapana that has pressed their husbands to take up the cabinet positions. They had to sucumb to the women’s demand.

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    This cabinet appointment has shown the true side of Sri Lankan politics. Loyalty will be rewarded who ever it may be. Personal gains are important than country’s future. Sirisena has stooped to new low by not allowing a person who disclosed an illegal act to the media.

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    Concerned Citizen

    Have you ever seen the Kandyan Convention? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandyan_Convention

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      Paul

      In your link to Wiki a photograph that boldly advertise claim to have captured “Part of the Kandyan contingent to the Convention”. The convention took place in 1815 and commercial photography was not available in old Ceylon until about the 1860s.

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    Native Veddha copy Champa,

    When I mentioned those three great names to be appointed Ministers, it goes w/o saying that they should
    be first listed in the national list as MPs ,just like last govt. listed Mr. Radhakrishanan on the national list and made him a minister. This procedure does not take days. I must admit that Tamils suffer because of TNA’s refusal to accept portfolios in the Govt. for decades as a policy decision and given room for exploitation of the Tamil race in N/E, You should be aware that there are few non UNPers in the cabinet.

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    Many Say Ministry of LAw and Order and affiliated institutions, LAWYERS (BASL) were restructured and Maintained by the MCC funds. So, it has to be under friendly hands in order it to be fruitful for those who spent money on that. anywa, COURTS IF WERE REASONABLE INSTEAD OF SEVEN PEOPLE DECIDING IT FOR THE COUNTRY THEY SHOULD HAVE ALLOWED A GENERAL ELELCTION SO THE PEOPLE WILL DECIDE. INSTEAD THE HIGHER COURTS DECIDED IT FOR EVERYBODY. mAITHRIPALA SIRISENA IS REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE. IF HE IS DOING WRONG PEOPLE WILL DECIDE. COURTS THAT ARE FED AND MAINTAINED BY PEOPLES TAXES WORKED AGAINST PEOPLE

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    “Controversial politician Ravi Karunanayake returned to the Cabinet …”

    Fundamental responsibility of handing power still lies with the people. The only way to stop crooks from getting ministerial posts is for the people to reject them from their representation in Parliament. If there are so many ‘fools’ to elect crooks then so be it. That is your fate.

    Once the crooks get elected till their term is over nothing much can be done to reverse the damage. So without crying now the people should show their colours at the General Election and reject these rogues entering parliament as MPs.

    There is certainly a dilemma at the election when there is a conflict between party and individual. What to do if we want to vote for the party but the nominee is a crook. I see that is a Million dollar question!

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      Shrikharan, You have posed a Million dollar question. I’ll see if I can earn it. Why do you want to vote for a party that nominates crooks. Keep your million rather than telling me a lie.

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        Thappu Wrong

        Then tell me which is the clean party ?

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    Rajash – Dec 21 copy Vanguard/Champa/Native Vedda

    ITAK (Federal party) under the leadership of SJV.Chelva in the 50s took an oath that they will not accept any ministerial posts in any govt. until the Tamil problems are settled satisfactorily but will give condi
    -tional support when ever necessary and they struck to it all these years and fought their case, sitting
    in the opposition benches, with no success.
    There is a school of thought among the educated Tamils in Sri Lanka and abroad now, that this policy of non cooperation by TNA will not yield any good to the Tamils and they should give conditional support and accept portfolios in order to serve their own people, instead of depending on 03red party support. .
    and we hope the younger members of TNA will change this policy and accept portfolios in future govts.
    TNA failed to realize that once their MPs are in the cabinet, things could get done, like the Muslim parties do
    You said that RW may have agreed with TNA that he will look after the developments in the North and handing over Eastern Prov.Tamils to Hakim and there was no necessity to appoint Tamil minister/s
    from N/E. I like to remind you that minority votes brought Sirisena to power and the 1st thing he did
    was he visited North, paid Puja at Nallur temple and vowed to the people of the North that he will bring
    a settlement within 3 months and 3 years have passed and no settlement reached as lands confiscated
    by army during the war, not returned yet to owners and war prisoners still lingering in jails with no charges laid and no jobs available due zero development in the N/E and many other matters are pending.

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    Native Kala Vedda/Angoda Veddah,

    In clear tone, no tamil special problems in Sri Lanka. All the problems cited are common problems to everybody in Sri Lanka.

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    Ranil, Ravi K, Gang of footnotes, Vijayakala shall be in the Welikada jail in remand custody rather tha given the PM and ministerial posts for daylight robbery of Central Bank, acquiring enthhouses, perjury and promoting LTTE respectively.

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