23 November, 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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  • 18
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    Few known crooks are back. I wonder what the reaction of the ‘Champions of Yahapalana’ Civil Society Organizations and NGOs have to say about this. Will they stage a ‘Satyagrahaya’ at Viharamaha Devi Park? Come on Anura Dissanayake, stage a protest in Parliament with your colleagues of Jathiya Vinashakarana Peramuna (JVP).

    • 26
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      By appointing Ravi K back, this is the beginning of the END for Ranil and the UNP. How the hell did the President allow this crook Ravi K back?
      There are tens of thousands of retired people in Sri Lanka whose one and only income is the interest they receive from the bank for investing their hard earned EPF/ETF. This crook Ravi K imposed a 5% Tax on our poor income and he is being cursed by almost all the retired people.
      Why did Ranil give Enterprise Development to this crook? How did the president allow this?
      And also Power and Energy, this crook will again suck all our poor peoples money by increasing the unit rates.
      Please remove these important positions from him and give him something like developing the jungles, otherwise he will definitely make sure that the UNP will lose very badly at the next election.

      • 13
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        RW must be impeached for the Bondscam, based on the PCOI Report and investigations.
        This is the only hope and solution…
        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.

        • 0
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          Dinuk

          Mixture of good & bad in your comment

          Do anything without violating rights of senior citizens. Let prevail that right for anybody to contest for parliament till his death.

          Voters can decide whether he/she is fit for it.

          • 0
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            Yes but we have more National List MPs than ordinary MPs now

      • 15
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        Maru Sira has made a couple of serious enemies by axing Range Bandara and SF. Now we can watch the dirt on Sira come out on political platforms.

        • 2
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          It is crystal clear Hon. Range Bandara’s name has been eliminated as he exposed the illegal attempt by someone to buy him over to show the majority to the latter’s. He has exposed it as he is a loyal member of the UNP. This is an act of vengeance & cussedness by someone whoever it is. Field Martial Hon.S. F too has not been considered most probably as he has been talking the truth always without fear heedless of consequences.

        • 2
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          It is crystal clear to any with an iota of brains the reasons for not offering Cabinet positions to these Hon. Members of Parliament! Very unfair and unreasonable!!!

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          One good thing to see among all this tamasha is that this Sinhala chauvinist Sarath Fonseka is shown his place. he should not be close to any positions of power.

      • 10
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        How the hell did the President allow this crook Ravi K back?

        Indeed !! he shouldn’t have even been nominated but did Sira pull one up on the UNF by being strategic for once and appoint him by rejecting SF and Range bandara ?(MR must have objected to SF and range bandara released that bribing attempt tape)
        who knows what is going on those minds

        • 3
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          What difference does it make. An additional drop of Poison is not going to make any difference to a glass full of poison.

      • 7
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        President will do anything to destroy unp. So Ravi will do that

      • 2
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        Retired people should also contribute to nation’s economy. Imagine thousands of retired people just putting that money in the FD for banks to make profits, while they do nothing but living on interest. Even put up a roadside tea stall and you are a worth

      • 1
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        Nimal Fernando

        Developing Jungles?

        Why should a minister or anybody to develop jungles when jungles develop naturally?

        Jungles develop when there’s nobody to take care of them.

      • 0
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        nimal

        “How the hell did the President allow this crook Ravi K back?”

        read the first line of your own comment.The answer is there.only hope for sira is ravi.

    • 11
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      UNP and JVP, Others

      Pass 2OA. Then impeach Sirisena.

    • 6
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      Eagle Eye
      Your biggest crook the greediest conniving crook is still blocking and holding key positions.
      What more do you want for Xmas, this bull shit of a man like the Dinosaur who will destroy the new government , most of all WILL DESTROY US, OUR COUNTRY AND OUR ASPIRATIONS FOR A PROSPEROUS SLANKA.
      MAD MAN SHOULD BE KICKED OUT VERY SOON.
      He’s not a Nation Builder , he’s a SELFISH , SELF CENTRED DESTRUCTIVE LEADER.
      IMPEACH. BAD NEWS FOR OUR COUNTRY.
      From a Bleeding Heart.!!! Crying for our Country.

      • 4
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        As long as the Dinosaur in the house with his self greed will remain paramount, thus every progressive decisions made by the Government , the Enemy in the House will block.
        God save my Country.
        Impeach!!
        SOS.

    • 8
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      The thieves are Back! And Trumpland is the Elephant in the Room!

      Trumpland puppet, Bondscam Ranil who with Hairdresser Mangala as Finance Minister and Penthouse Ravi K earlier looted the people of Lanka and Central Bank has brought back all his Economic hit men who work for America First and the Global 1 percent, to asset strip and sell off Sri Lanka after crashing the rupee and putting Lanka into a sovereign bond Debt trap, following the example of his partner in crime Mahinda Jarapassa. They take their instructions from IMF and neocon Millennium Challenge Corporation while Indo-Pacific Marines establish logisitics Hubs in Trinco and fly Drones to collect agriculture data for Trimble and Mckinsey and Co’s Land Bank to access Lanka’s strategic marine, energy assets and lands in the Cold war with China. Pl. Check out John Pilgers interview in the Frontline Magazine. Long live Miracle of Modayas!

    • 12
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      Sirisena,

      Cry baby. You said you would resign if Rail becomes PM.

      When would you resign?

      If not, you will be impeached, even though your balls dissolved when the parliament was unlawfully and unconstitutional dissolved.

      When?

    • 8
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      Eagle Blind Eye

      “Few known crooks are back.”

      Do you think so?
      The names such as Mahinda Rajapaksa, Basil Rajapaksa, Namal Baby Rajapaksa, …. Lalit, ……………… are missing from the list of Ministers.

      Could you check again.

      • 6
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        NV
        Hah! Hah ! Fine one!

    • 5
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      Take it easy. Ravi K is doing a MAHINDA MAMA. Attempted entry to the ballroom via a backdoor. Ravi K will suffer the same fate as Mahinda Mama. He will sink arrogant, insensitive Ranil W and the corrupt UNP along with him. That would be a great outcome. Now that the corrupt SLFP is already decimated.
      Cheers!

    • 1
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      I am very angry when thinking about why the bugger did not allow any positions to Honrouable MP Fonseka. He is an able person, if continued, he would have achieved his goals arleady set to save the lives from elephant-human conflicts having done lot more to who re really in need.:

      Just becasue ballige putha SIRISENA is remote controlled by Rajakshes since the court verdict issued against him, whatever he has been taking on with UNPrs are merely nothing serious.
      For him it is obvious people s matter seem to be secondary.
      Unless a cabinet is yet set, nothing related to expenditure would have been passed. That is the cruicial issue, Sirisena at all to have bend his abusive head somewhat lower here.
      I wonder why NATURE would not take any action against the ballige putha. Also not forget even multi rogue man Rajapakshe… for all the recent high crimes deliberately committed leaving the mandate aside.
      Backlash against Ballige puthas are growing, but not that active so long MEDIA mafia would not be strong enough in painting the picutre in favour of UNPrs.

    • 0
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5IbQx6GpJ8

      See, that Maldives new govt is making efforts to be away from too much Chinese investment.
      As the panelists believe, it would not be easy as is the case also seen in srilanka.

      Chinese only want to appoint their kind of STUPID leaders in asian region so that they can blood suck as they think is right.

  • 0
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    It is a good idea to give multiple portfolios to every minister as that will help keep the number of ministers from exceeding thirty, and hopefully keep them occupied full time. Only thing is that PM must be careful not to put square pegs in round holes!

  • 10
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    Prez has, on his own revengeful willingness, become THE puppet on MR’s strings, hanging onto his desperate hope of getting the nomination in T20.
    Secondly, his rabies symptoms intensifies when the full moon is nearer.
    Swearing should’ve been after Poya !!
    The most deranged unprecedented president !!!!

  • 4
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    This was done under the supervision of Director, National Institute of Mental Health as the chief person could have gone berserk unexpectedly

  • 5
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    Similarity between what happened in 1815 and 2015
    ——————————
    In 1815, few Adhikarams who could not tolerate the behavior of King Rajasinghe betrayed the king, joined the British and handed over the Kandyan kingdom to British. British promised to keep the foremost place for Buddhism and respect Sinhala laws and traditions. But after they got what they wanted, British broke all those promises and became a pain in the neck of Sinhalayo. In 1818, some of those Adhikarams revolted against the British. But few Sinhalayo took the side of the British and crushed the revolt in a barbaric way. British chopped the heads of revolt leaders.
    In 2015, disgruntled Sirisena betrayed Mahinda Rajapakse and invited Ranil, who was waiting to grab power, to fight against Mahinda Rajapakse. In the same way British gave promises to Adhikarams, Ranil also gave a promise to lead a ‘Yahapalana’ Government but in the same way British broke the promises they gave, Ranil also broke his promises and became a pain in the neck of Sinhalayo. In 2018, in the same way Adhikarams revolted against British, Sirisena revolted against Ranil and his ‘Jadapalana’ Government. Ranil with the help from White Supremacists, ‘Koti Diaspora’, TNA and Sinhala Civil Society guys managed to crush the revolt. Now they want to chop Sirisena’s head. Let us wait and see how the drama unfold!

    • 2
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      Eagle Blind Eye

      “Ranil with the help from White Supremacists, ‘Koti Diaspora’, TNA and Sinhala Civil Society guys managed to crush the revolt. “

      Revolt

      Take violent action against an established government or ruler; rebel.
      Cause to feel disgust.
      An attempt to end the authority of a person or body by rebelling.

      Coup d’état

      A sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.
      Seizure of power,
      Coup,
      Overthrow,
      Takeover,
      Ousting,
      Deposition,
      Regime change;
      Bloodless coup,
      Palace revolution;
      Insurrection,
      Insurgence,
      Insurgency,
      Putsch

  • 7
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    Any ministry to monitor the mental condition of the president? Please give that to an underage kid! He/She will do iot perfectly well!

  • 3
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    It shows m&s holding grudge ..
    He is not fit to run the country ..
    Let him go to his viallge to so farming .
    He is a failure ..
    He is an utter failures….
    Now is the time to.impeach him .
    He is so scared about it ..
    Give power back to parliament

  • 6
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    The Great Cabinet Recycle. “You scratch my back, I will scratch your back”.

    • 7
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      Hakeem and Rishad Badiyudeen given major portfolios. Having the Ministry of Higher Education , Minister Hakeem will pack the entire universities and other institutions with exclusively Muslim students by hook and by crook. Rishad as usual will fill his pockets in addition to destroying Wilpattu sanctuary and colonizing Arabs and Pakistanis in those areas.

  • 15
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    RW is like a suicide bomber, by appointing RK he will take UNP long with him to disaster. RK is the only MP convicted of corruption. Old fellow RW is never going to learn. Politics is not like cricket, chess and boxing, for Ranil its a looser’s game. He has won only from MR hate vote and voice for democracy. If he thinks he won over sirisena he has mistaken. People didnot stand for hi or with him , they stood for democracy. He is an idiot who refuses to listen and learn. .

  • 7
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    Is it True Ravi K didn’t know that he has been appointed as minister he only found out from his wife.
    Rumor has it Arajuna Mahendran and Aloysius be appointed as deputy ministers outside the cabinet to help Ravi K. negotiate rental agreements in the future with Ravi K’s wife.

  • 6
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    Fonseka’s name has been removed by My3 from RW’s list!
    Any chance for the FIELD MARSHAL to go to the SC to complain that his fundamental rights have been infringed by My3?

  • 4
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    RW will learn his lesson at the next election….by appointing RK he has has killed the spirit of the people. He will pay for this big time….together with RK there are the other rogues too in the cabinet ……. RW is a sucker for power….but he will fall soon….

  • 4
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    Sira is actually a throwback in the political evolution of Sri Lanka. He displays characteristics of a village chief of the feudal era. He thinks he’s above the law, while the citizens are like his serfs. They have to simply obey his orders without criticizing him even when he’s wrong. That is why the crook Ravi K is okay for him, but not Fonseka or Range Bandara. Has anyone ever noticed Ravi or Sajith openly criticize Sira like the other UNP parliamentarians do?

  • 4
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    Half of the Ministries listed are pseudo ministries.
    Ministry for Chinese affairs missing?
    what a drama and waste of money swearing in Ministers second time around
    Miracle of Asia indeed.

    • 3
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      Ministry for Chinese affairs missing?

      Good one to start my morning with a hearty laugh,
      a few laughs always guaranteed from Miracle of Asia every hour.

      • 2
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        bulath: it’s festive season and holiday time so lets all have a good hearty laugh with our family and friends and like minded people

  • 5
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    E eye

    How is that the actual person is a total contradiction to the name you are using – you seems to be writing without checking the details properly–

    The last King of the Kandyan kingdom was a south Indian, and his name is not King Rajashinghe, but Rajashingam, and the Kandyan convention is written in the Tamil language, go check the museum in Kandy, its still there. the people who betrayed him are not Adikrams, but the Sinhaleses who were opposed to a south Indian rule.

    The best part is the current flag used by Sri lanka or the lion in the flag proudly used by the Sinhalese today is his emblem- of the south Indian king, and this lion is originally from the Persian flag, the Old Persian flag before the Islamic revolution still has that Lion in it.

    Everything is borrowed in this country, there is hardly anything original here. so take a chill pill and relax

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      concerned citizen

      “Everything is borrowed in this country, there is hardly anything original here. so take a chill pill and relax”

      How about the stupidity of racists like Eagle Blind Eye?

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      concerned citizen,
      Last King was originally a Tamil but he was accepted as a King by Sinhalayo because he took a Sinhala name Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe, embraced Buddhism and conducted his job in Sinhala. Kandyan convention in Tamil; Balls. One guy signed in Tamil; he is a relative of Thambi Muttu J.R.Jayawardena.

      • 1
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        One guy signed in Tamil! Go and see the convention half or more of them signed in Tamil and this includes not only the relative of anti Tamil JR Jayawardene but also the direct ancestor of anti Tamil Srimavo Bandaranaike and many others who now beat the anti Tamil drum. He signed his name in Tamil as Ravatai and not Ratwatte , which is a later Sinhalised version of their original Tamil name. This proves most of the present day so called Kandyan aristocracy and upper castes are of recent Tamil origin. Like one very close relative of the late Mrs Bandaranaike once stated ” The higher you are in Kandyan society the more Tamil you are by ancestry” . Take a typical Kandyan upper caste title.name Banda/Bandara derived from the Tamil upper caste name Pandarar/Pandaran, non Brahmin Vellalar Hindu priests/temple workers. Pandaranaickan , the chief of a Pandarar clan become Bandaranaike and Pandaran became Bandara, The Kandyan aristocracy take the place name of where their family ruled as their family name and not an actual name, as this will be a Tamil/South Indian origin name. If the Sinhalese accepted the last king of Kandy as theirs why was there treason against him and the British were allowed and told the secret paths to enter the kingdom of Kandy through the mountains to capture it? Why was the last king and his immediate family deported back to his ancestral homeland Tamil Nadu , where he died in Salem and his direct descendants still live there , instrad of allowing to remain? Even the last king of Kotte was of Tamil origin and 90% of your so called Sinhalese kings were from South Indian Tamil dynasties. Every one with titles or names ending with Bahu or Pandu were of Pandian royal lineage, this includes your great king Parakramabahu..

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      Concerned Citizen

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

  • 4
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    what happened to the joker Batticaloa MP – Viyalendran who crossed over to accept some ministry post under Mahinda?

    • 4
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      rajash

      “what happened to the joker Batticaloa MP – Viyalendran who crossed over to accept some ministry post under Mahinda?”

      Are you after his windfall wealth?

      • 2
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        I heard Mahinda asked him to hand over bribe money

    • 2
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      Rajesh,

      He is keeping the Rs. 500 million, and banging some “respectable” ladies. Not a bad trade.

      The question is from where did that money come from?

  • 6
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    I totally object to Rishard Bathudeen being given a new portfolio as “Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons.” He was accused for razing down Wilpattu virgin forest and settling down Muslims who were not displaced persons.
    There cannot be “Protracted Displaced” Tamils or Muslims anymore. What did President, PM and Yahapalanaya-now-defunct-government do for 4 years? President said majority of them are resettled.
    “Protracted Displaced Persons” are actually Sinhalese who were evicted from North and East since Portuguese era and then Dutch era and finally LTTE era. Many Buddhist temples in North and East were also demolished and their lands were taken forcibly.
    Government should reveal full details and statistics of Tamils, Muslims and Sinhalese who were resettled in North and East since 2009.
    There is not a single Sinhalese MP to raise this question in Parliament now. Therefore, I make this request. Show us true statistics before the next election. We have a right to know.

    • 2
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      Champa

      “I totally object to Rishard Bathudeen being given a new portfolio as “Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons.”

      You should also object to the following persons being given portfolios:

      Rauff Hakeem – Minister of Town Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education
      Kabeer Hashim – Minister of Highways and Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development.
      Palani Digambaran – Minister of Upcountry New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development
      Abdul Haleem Mohamed Hashim – Minister of Postal Services and Muslim religious Affairs
      Mano Ganeshan – Minister of National Integration, Official Languages, Social Progress and Hindu Religious Affairs

      Their names alone suggest that they should be excluded.

      • 4
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        Keyboard Vedda
        I even posted a comment on a Sinhala Daily against Sajith being given Cultural Affairs Ministry for obvious reasons, if archaeology comes under his purview.
        It is not the name. Names don’t matter to me.
        About displaced persons, it is the new portfolio one thing and the other thing is, it was given to a Minister who was accused for illegal settling of Muslims in Wilpattu, as explained in my comment.
        I see news everyday on print and electronic media about Army releasing lands in 50 acres, 100 acres, 500 acres. Who are taking these lands?
        At the rate and extent lands are released in North since 2009, especially for the past 4 years, there cannot be any landless Tamils there.
        I want to know the names of persons to whom these lands were released. We have a right to know.

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          Champa,
          Don’t you want to know why lands belonging to citizens were taken over by the army ?
          This has not happened in any other country.

          • 2
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            justice
            Any other country didn’t face terrorism for 30 years.
            If it was the case, military in any other country would have annihilated all terrorists within six months. We took 30 years to eliminate them.
            Army in North and East should be vigilant 24/7. Somebody has laid two tiger flags on the beach. If anybody knows LTTE, they should know that this is a sign.
            On the other hand Aava group is still operating in North since 2015. Many were arrested but still there are people who are part of Aava indicating that they are not a small group.

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            justice
            Our military never took lands belonging to citizens.
            These lands were previously occupied by LTTE for 30 years and the military took them from LTTE after engaging in fierce battles to chase them away, in which many of our soldiers sacrificed their lives.
            When LTTE held those lands, not a single Tamil complained about it.
            Your accusation that military took lands from citizens IS FALSE.

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          Champa ,

          You have a right to know but Tamils have a right to own and that is
          why lands OCCUPIED BY THE ARMY is being released to the real
          owners and fortunately your name is not on the list ! And you have
          a choice, ask yourself whether army was in the North 30 years ago !
          Try , catch Badiudeen in the act . Gnanasara too did a spot check
          along with many other patriots but Ekneligoda put him somewhere
          opaque .

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            whywhy
            Even before LTTE terrorism rampant in North, there were Army camps located in all strategically important points in North and East.
            I repeat, we have a right to know who “these real owners” who are receiving lands. Government should publish names through the Minister responsible. Oh, the President is the Minister of Defence and Commander-in-Chief of Tri Forces. That doesn’t mean he has a right to remove army camps left, right and centre. All the army camps removed should be relocated somewhere in North itself. There should be TRANSPARENCY in such activities as they are done in a maddening hurry aiming Tamil votes in upcoming elections.

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              Champa ,

              Army has camps in many parts of the country as you know it.
              But more camps were needed to counter L T T E in the North
              and those are the camps that are being removed . No govt is
              going to take the risk of removing camps that are needed in
              the North and East . No Tamil or Muslim parties will be
              looking for such a demand either because people need security.
              Mahinda group is proud to claim credit that they started
              removing camps . So I don’t think there’s anything fishy about
              handing back the lands to the owners or to an authority as long
              as people feel free from occupation ! A step towards peace among
              communities .

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                whywhy
                Releasing lands has nothing to do with peace among communities. I didn’t see anywhere Tamils and Sinhalese fighting for lands.
                I agree, Tamil people should have lands and that generosity should be extended to Sinhalese too. If those lands are occupied by Army, then they should be given lands elsewhere.
                All major irrigation projects were completed by displacing and relocating Sinhalese. Without a question they moved to other areas in order to give way for greater good of those irrigation projects.
                Nowhere I said lands should not be given to Tamils.
                I am saying, I don’t see any reason to remove camps when there is a chance to swap those lands with other lands somewhere away from camps.
                I still want to know who have received lands in North. There is no reason to keep it a secret.

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    Why did RW have to give in to this constitutional robber and betrayer of public trust? MS no longer has the moral or legal right to interfere with these appointments which solely should be the prerogative of RW. However the next step now that the cabinet has been appointed is to get the 150 to impeach this crooked, salivating sevalaya and constitutional hyena to be removed as president. We do not want this scumbag as our president as he has lost our respect. Once tried for treason it will be a fitting farewell to be present at this bastard’s execution to see him strung by his balls and fed to the pigs. RW needs to get rid of the fossils like JA, JP, AHMF, MS and other national list backdoor experts who are feeding off the purse of the public and also have no moral right to be in parliament as they were not appointed by the people and selection was based on nepotism and favoritism. It appears that RW will never learn. Why the f…k is he not appointing MPs like Harsha, Eran, Ranjan and other young smart guys to the cabinet. Women like Rosie and Hirunika shoud be recognised and RKs appointment is suspect. The backdoor national list jokers should never have been given a ministry position. These guys did not have the balls to contest or contested and lost and have crept in from the backdoor late at night on a moonless night. However would like to see SF as the law and order minister as it will be so rewarding and satisfying to see the MR clan and gallery of rogues put behind bars and fed with chicken shit and piss. Also a message to RW that we will be watching you closely and take a step out of line or try to delay the court cases and we will come to your house and take you out and string you up.

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    I have a reasonable doubt that U N P have a deal with SIRA to return to power !
    In a real world , a faceless man that is SIRA can not dictate at any moment to
    the U N P of its cabinet and opposition leadership appointments as he has
    lost face not on one occasion , many times within days in court and parliament.
    And on top of that , it is now U N P turn to flex muscles not SIRA’s ! You cannot
    lose a single event or a single day to a man like MARA who is inside SIRA but
    it is happening right from the restart !

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    We as citizens must opt between the two devils: These rogues as Ministers with MR as PM or with RW as PM.
    What Options do RW really has?
    Either include these rogues in his cabinet or else they will go to MR and he will happily accommodate them together with the SLFP rouges with My3’s support!
    We must therefore live with the devil with the lesser EVIL until the next election. Isn’t it Ranil?
    People get the Government they deserve!

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      Dual Citizen ,

      About Ravi , UNP , Ranil and Ravi in the government are not easy issues .
      First question is why Ravi resigned ? The next is , everything O K now ?
      If everything not o k , why come back ? Why take back ? No , we citizens
      don’t have to choose between Devils ! Not Saints either ! PEOPLE DON’T
      GO FOR DEVILS , DEVILS MAKE VULNERABLE PEOPLE TO GO WITH
      THEM . DEVILS GIVE FALSE PROMISES AND BREAK THEM THERE AND
      THEN . In Ravi’s case , what if SIRA didn’t dismiss Ranil , was he to be
      given a ministry ? Do you say it is a deal that keeps Ravi in the party ?
      Why is he so important to the party if he is another Dealdasa ? You are
      right for hardcore members of any party mate ! I keep my neutrality with
      me to hate any rogue without bias . It is my kind of people that still keep
      democracy alive in the country . It is to my kind of people that democratic
      voices made the call to come forward to defend democracy !

  • 1
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    Court and parliamentary wins of collected efforts of Democracy have returned
    two ugly consequences as a gift to the country without delay ! MARA GOT
    recognition as the opposition leader immediately ! RAVI becomes a minister ,
    also as an urgent matter ! Some of Ranil’s choices get rejected by SIRA , if the
    media reports are correct . Especially crossovers were refused ministries which
    is a good move in one sense if done with a clean heart ! But a man whose heart
    is now exposed as poisonous can’t claim credit to such actions and IT IS A
    CLEAN REVENGE ON THE CROSSOVERS AND UNP ! The victory of the people is
    being challenged openly . THE GAME IS FAR FROM OVER .

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    Ravi K should have been made Minister of housing and penthousing and AHM Fowzie minister of tsunami warning. Ranjan should be minister of justice. There should also be a new ministry called ministry of religious rites for ministerial appointments & resignations. We should also move with the times by asking sira to be the minister of LGBT affairs while taking over butterflies from MO Wildlife.

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    Ranil Wickremesinghe got caught to the bait thrown by Sirisena by appointing well-known crooks as ministers. They all are partners in crime. Sirisena was confident and jolly well new that Ranil would appoint all these crooks as ministers. Now onwards Sirisena and his team watching closely to catch the thieves red-handed to sack Ranil and et-al for good to call for the general election. Beyond this point, the rest of the world won’t be in a position to help Ranil. It is going to be a cakewalk for Mahinda and Gotabaya to come to power.

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    Where is the Ministry for torture.

    Mannar mass grave is now declared a crime site – evidence of torture

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      Inreality, if Ranil is honest in doing any of the matters he promised to UNHRC in March 2015 in order to have the OISL report to be abolished and redrawn the way he wanted, there should have been a ministry to deal with “Human Rights, War Crime, Transitional Justice, Hybrid Special Court & Devolution of power”. Even Deepika’s Department of HRCSL can come under it, instead of being “independent under a lunatic EP”. Then TNA’s nominated MP has to have that Ministry.

      It is still not too late. Cabinet is complete. March, 2019 is three months away. Ranil can well do it, instead of waiting to another year and put another show before election, twist, turn around, and blackmail IC with Sinhala Nationalism threats.

      On the other side, IC should now be frank as Sinhala governments have not been sincere in curbing the Sinhala Buddhist Nationalism, but pampering more to win the competitive elections, they should help Tamils to go alone.

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      rajash

      “Where is the Ministry for torture.”

      Sisira Mendis is not an MP therefore cannot be appointed to the office of Minister of Torture.
      If you want your back explored with hot iron rod by an experienced abuser, persecutor, tormentor, ….. please contact Shavendra Silva, Jegath Dias, Kamal Gunaratne, ………….Priyankara Fernando, ….

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    In 1936 the young Australian gentleman Bracegirdle came to Ceylon to lean Tea Industry probably with an ambition to become a planter, a Suthu Muthali. But he turned out to the first human being recognized the Tamils’ desperation and misery situation, hidden in luscious landscape of mountains and valleys of Ceylon, 250 miles away from English educated and employed in government service, North East. Yes it was the Australian Bracegirdle; not Ramanathan; not Arunachalam; not Ponnampalam; Not SJV; not even Thondaman. Astonishingly Jaffna Kankanies, partnered with the White and Sinhala Muthalies, were the part of the problem. With the arrival of Bracegirdle there was a new hope born on the labor side. LSSP was testing the ousted out Trotskyism in Ceylon. But that time Sinhala Royal Political Muthalies like Don Stephen, Solomon West Ridgeway Dias, Junius Richard et al, Ostensibly Westernized as their English Christian names suggest, joined British Colonial system and defeat the new bright humanitarian thinking, new bright labor movement initiation and they installed future Lankawe ideals, the Radical Sinhala Buddhist Patriotism. It is not just LSSP reduced even below an opposition in Ceylon, but when it was wiped off, the left over reminiscent like Vasudeva Nanayakaras, Dew, Tissa have become the shame of the human face of hypocrisy, because they don’t live Dr. Jekyll in the day time but as Mr. Hyde in the night, but as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde simultaneously, day and night. Without any infusion of Leninism or Marxism, British and Australian labor practices are now modernized. But the dangerous malaria started as indentured Tamil labor in Ceylon has spread the whole island as slavery on Tamils. Now from 1818 to 2018, there seems to be solution exist to Tamils plight in their ancestral land. The filthy, uncivilized, inhuman Sinhala Buddhist Patriotism which was forcefully infused to enslave Tamils has now spread into all communities who are living in the nightmare island named Ceylon.

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      Mallaiyuran,
      Blame British for the plight of Demalu in plantations. British who now try to become champions of human rights committed grave human right violations by displacing Demalu from their homeland, dumping in Sinhale and running away. Mano Ganeshan should go to UNHRC and file a case against British for what they did. We have to admit that the successive Governments after independence have not done enough to improve the living conditions of Demalu in plantations who make a tremendous contribution to the economy compared to Demalu in the North. Even now, the Government is catering for the demands of Demalu in the North. Tell Demalu in the North to go to hell and put all the resources available to improve the life of Demalu in plantations.
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      Irony is although all the Demalu have their origin in India, Demalu in the North are considered as ‘Sri Lankan Tamils’ and Demalu in plantations as ‘Indian Tamils’. Yapanaya Demalu look down upon Demalu in plantations and do not like to recognize them as Sri Lankan Tamils. Until 1911, there were no Demalu in Sinhale; they were known as ‘Malabaris’ because their origin was India.

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    The current Cabinet appointment saga is not an isolated issue any more, but it is way Lankaweyans’ hyena life, has been shaped into. This is their way of life to marginalize, miniscule and maim the Tamils in the Island.
    None of the Sinhala leaders are willing to solve the Tamils’ problem. Western Powers and India brought in Yahapalanaya regime change, hoping the political life in Lankawe may take a U turn, after 1948. But it has become “putting the cat as the guard for the milk”. Yahapalanaya team, for the last four years, used every one of its best effort to pull wool on the eyes of the International community in the name of providing local Transitional Justice for the war crime they committed in 2009, with a constitutional solution for Tamils National Question. The current cabinet appointment saga is part of the preparation to tackle the UNHRC in March, 2019 sitting. They sold part of Ceylon to China hoping to buy veto for their war crime, if UNHRC refers the War Crime to UNSC. As an additional insurance, they surrendered to Russia on trade deals like, fertilizer, asbestos, tea, warship et al hoping to buy Russian veto, if Chinese one failed due to any last minute bitterness. They plunged the entire country into lawlessness to grant unlimited impunity to the War Criminal Presidents, ministers, and defense officials, to avoid any kind of investigation and thus bringing out any hidden unwanted secret to surface from this war without witness. The current cabinet formation is only to keep the Lankan politics continuously on boiling point for another one year to escape from UN & UNHRC by keeping International attention away from Tamils’ plight but only on the artificially staged drama of derailing Lankan democracy.

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    These insincere dramas with the name of “Constitutional Crisis” are now dawning as efforts to fool blackmail and extract impunity from the requirement of complying with the Human Right and International Humanitarian Laws. All three leaders are meeting and partying in the night. Then in the early morning they are out on the street with their Thirukkai Waals and double edged swords, fighting with each other to crate shows. Tamils ambitious & sacrificial freedom fight was subdued by IC. It was watching while 150,000 Tamils were massacred in 2009 to enforce Sinhala Buddhist hegemony over Tamils. It is time for UNHRC to ignore the internal dramas enacted by Lankawe leaders to escape from their crimes and to refer the War Criminals to UNSC in March 2019. Then only the fights Bracegirdle started 80 years ago to save the Tamil plantation workers can come to an end and to a rest.

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    Power and Energy are good cash cows , and will tbe milked with consummate ease .

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    What SFokseka and RBandare spoke and did against MS, is nothing compared to what WWeeranse said against MS on stage, on the final day of electioneering in 2015. WW later apologized to MS soon after MS won, but MS dismissed it as nothing serious to be concerned since it was said in the heat of the moment. They remain good buddies since, to this day. At that time, MS was too elated and on a high, like he was on a roller coaster ride, fresh after winning a Presidential election, and everything else was just too insignificant to be concerned about. Not so now, where his slip is showing. After 3 years as President, he has gone nuts.. Gone is his humility, and his arrogance has come to the fore, self confidence has taken a new low, living with fear of death, a sudden and imminent attack on him and then burn the place down (going by his own speech) is giving him no sleep. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. The feeling is palpable and he couldn’t help exposing it, as it was too raw for him to fake. His present mindset dictates he is being held captive in a hostile environment where his best buddies and close associates are all powerless to help him. From now on end, it will be an uphill struggle for him to keep the show going. At some point he may decide he has had enough, and through frustration and self-pitty, decide to resign to his fate. Until then it is going to be a rough ride for the country, and all us as its citizens.

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    “Fonseka And Range Bandara Axed By Sirisena”, who knows even RW did not want them..

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