25 May, 2019

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Ravi K’s Case Must Not Be Taken In Isolation

By Vishwamithra

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

When wheels of change begin to turn, it does not care who stands in between. The brashness and bluster, which is usually associated with change, alone could consume into oblivion those who dare challenge change. Or for that matter, a mere whisper of change could send intense ripples on a placid pool of civil service and those who pretend to be ‘servants’, but who in fact are masters of evil. Only those who have a discriminating mind could withstand the fury and fierceness of a socio-political change. That change has no mind, it has no heart and it certainly has no mercy. Guessing that such a change would grant small favors is incredibly naïve and foolish. Resting in a comfort zone without making any strategic or tactical adjustments to one’s journey’s goals is unacceptable. And meandering aimlessly along an already trekked road would result in being bereft of fresh opportunities leading to one’s material and spiritual stagnation.

When Sri Lankan voters elected this government in the last Presidential and General Elections in 2015, the hopes and expectations were unforgivingly high. They, the hopes and aspirations, are now being dashed to the ground. Corruption and nepotism, I have written many a time, over and over again, cannot be traced to the last regime alone. All politicians, especially in the so-called Third World, are unwisely clinging on to the belief that political power gives them unlimited supremacy over their subject. Whether it’s a democracy or a dictatorship, this frightening phenomenon of political power invested so much with power to impose any and everything on the masses is further augmented by populistic policies that these rulers advocate before they assume the mantle of power.

Lack of preparedness on the part of an overwhelming majority of the country to embrace democracy as a mode of government is being displayed each time such a populist rulers come to power. Sophisticated tools such as a well-educated civil service and a robust private sector that a modern democracy employs to facilitate governing mechanisms, albeit available to be followed to the letter, the excruciatingly slowness of the process in ‘getting things done’, tells on the entire system and impatience on the part of the masses is exploited to the hilt by the existing parliamentary opposition in a democracy or an underground one in a dictatorship. This impatience of the masses is easily made into a battle cry by the prevailing socio-political forces in the country. Social scientists may debate as to what precisely is the cause and effect of this convoluted process, yet would not conclude as to one single overall effect such a defaced system would eventually bear on the people. The burden of freeing this corrupt system of all its advocates and executives is too heavy to bear, for one man or one movement.

Revolutions may erupt in such conditions if the material circumstances conspire to produce such. Revolutions with all their optimistic promises have invariably met with limited results. Whether it’s the Russian, Chinese or Cuban kind, they have all produced an utterly enslaved people, servile to the power they desired. Undoing of the results that such revolutions entail is no easy task for the succeeding powers. Sri Lanka is far away from such revolutions. She has successfully thwarted any such attempts on all occasions. But the underlying force of simmering frustrations is taking deep root and the results could be either an explosive outcome or apathy. Whichever it is, a confrontation between two value-systems seems inevitable.

Ravi Karunanayake’s forced resignation from his portfolio is manifestly a result of the workings of an agitating democracy. Ravi Karunanayake was a witness in the case of the notorious ‘bond-scam’. Its main accused was Arjuna Mahendran, the then governor of the Central Bank. In the course of the examination of Ravi K, it was revealed that he was a recipient of a luxury apartment from a well-known businesswoman in Colombo. The resulting shame and accusation of corruption was too great for any politician to survive. In the past, Finance Ministers had resigned but never for corruption and other nefarious activities. Shameful acts of many a Minister in the governments of Chandrika Bandaranaike and Mahinda Rajapaksa have gone without suffering any punishment or injury. In the J R Jayewardene government Minister E L Senanayake, MPs of Anura Daniel and Sunil Ranjan Jayakody were removed overnight when they were alleged of some serious misdeeds. Court proceedings were initiated by the Attorney General’s department in cases of allegations against party supporters. But that era is gone. Transparency and accountability, the notion of ‘not only Caesar, Caesar’s wife too must be above suspicion’, open and frank discussion about governmental initiatives on all and any matters have all flown out the window.

It is a very tragic moment in the life of our Republic. As evidenced in all banana-republics’, those who hold power seem to be above the law. A culture that generates police officers who go the extra mile to stop a three-wheel driver who happens to take a wrong turn but invariably looks the other way when a more serious traffic violation is committed by a tie-wearing driver of a Mercedes Benz of 500 series is indeed not amusing. It is heart-rending. But the great number of the Colombo-elite is getting away with more serious crimes, white or blue-collar-kind.

The caliber which once produced exemplary politicians, classy elites, decent and kind rural leaders is no more. Where are the Wanninayakes and M D Bandas and M D H Jayewardenes today?  Where are the top-notch businessmen who managed massive business empires yet looked after their employees with compassion and fairness? It is an amusing exercise even to talk about such a lofty past in the context of present day tragedies. Both Ranil Wickremesinghe and Maithripala Sirisena have been dealt a wonderful hand today. In the wake of the Ravi Karunanayake-fiasco, they can mercilessly go after the perpetrators of corruption and nepotism of the Rajapaksa regime. Any delay will be treated as connivance and condoning of those deadly dealers of political malpractice.

If such action is hastened, if accelerated pursuit of justice and fair-play is undertaken, then we can ask those Sri Lankan expatriates to come back and invest in a country relatively free of corruption. Otherwise we have no right to ask nor do those expats have any obligation to come back to a corruption-filled hellhole in the Indian subcontinent. They say, ‘strike while the iron is hot’. This is the chance, maybe the only chance the current rulers have, to restore their credibility; this may be the only opportunity that they would get to validate themselves as trustworthy rulers; it may be the only opportunity they get to display their much-heralded political slogan of accountability and transparency. They not only need to be accountable and transparent, they need to be speedy and efficient in their pursuit of corrupt dealers and catching them. Instead of being justifiable chasers after wrong-doers, if, on the contrary, they are perceived by the country as a mere substitute for a cabal of trendsetters of corruption and nepotism, this country is definitely heading for a more frightful end.

I have written many a column about the culture gap that is yawning in Sri Lanka’s landscape of politics. Continuing along the same path trekked by the Rajapaksas in the past would only lead to the fringe of chaotic absence of order and a cultural vacuum. Being merciless in the presence of corruption is not an unkind act. Being ruthless in pursuit after corrupt politicians is a noble conduct on the part of such pursuers. Detaching oneself from all political biases and prejudices is difficult and burdensome. But they have chosen to bear that burden. That is the burden they have to carry as long as they continue in their pursuit of their own personal goals.

The county cries for decency. The county demands fair-play for all. The country is poised for a fresh beginning yet the rulers seem to be lost in their own pursuit of power and money. That is the prevalent perception of the voters who elected them in January, 2015. It is a great error if one would take the Ravi Karunanayake ouster in isolation. His fate was decided by some bizarre evidence bordering on his own downright falsehoods. Eventually he was convicted by the public court. There is no conviction by a judicial process. Yet the prevalent public opinion apparently found him guilty. Whether that kind of process is valid or not is another matter altogether. But the context matters. In politics, it’s all context. No politician can disregard context because it is real and the only dynamic that controls and influences events to follow.

*The writer can be contacted at vishwamithra1984@gmail.com

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    “. In the J R Jayewardene government Minister E L Senanayake, MPs of Anura Daniel and Sunil Ranjan Jayakody were removed overnight when they were alleged of some serious misdeeds. Court proceedings were initiated by the Attorney General’s department in cases of allegations against party supporters. But that era is gone.”

    The author continues his shameful attempt over many articles of whitewashing the JRJ regime.

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    Where is Dr Ranil?……… Dr Ranil defended his mate Dr Mahendran in Parliament……..When the other mate, Galleon Ravi got in to hot water,, Dr Ranil publicly declared that there is no room for Robbers in his Government…… And Dr Ranil vowed to sack them not only from the Government but also from his UNP……. I just watched Dr Ranil’s other mate, Alsatian Rajitha on U Tube… …. Rajitha said , Him, Dr Ranil and Galleon sat together for lunch, and told Galleon to go…….Cool………Then the Alsatian opened up with both Barrels, and told their Janahamuwa suckers that they ( obviously the Alsatian and his Gang) are not interested in a new “Banana Flower” Constitution…… Rajithan in his element, swore that he will create Two Supreme Courts under Yahapalanay, one to try Rajapaksas for Murder, Corruption and and Bribery…… And the other for the rest, obviously Rajitha must have had Galleon in the back of his mind…… Rajitha promised that , by May 1 next year , it will be there for all to see ……. And it will be totally different country,, Srilanka………Can’t wait …… Be patient Vishva……….

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    Now the Rajapaksas have been acquitted by the very people’s court that found RaviK and Yahapalana leaders guilty. The justification is simple; the Rajapaksas liberated the country from a 30 year terrorist war that had been termed ‘unwinnable’ by you, your UNP, and UNP’s western masters and mistresses. It is a visible and tangible fact that the Rajapaksas planned and implemented several profitable development projects that turned SL to a middle income country. The best example is the Hambantota port; if it were a white elephant as the UNP had alleged, the Chinese wouldn’t even look at it. Don’t you think that you guys pretending to be impartial journalists have been misleading the public since day one!
    The current issue is not the Rajapaksas but the alleged emergence of a new gang of financial criminals. The most recent after RaviK’ infamous penthouse deal and Bond scam is Muhunthan Canagey, CEO and MD of ICTA. Multiple allegations of corruption and financial malpractice have been leveled at him and ICTA.
    ‘The National Payment Platform’ is a beautiful term but people sense something fishy with this project just like what happened behind the alluring term ‘Yahapalanaya’. JVP and JO explained recently in parliament what has been happening in the name of ‘digitalization’. Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva read a prepared statement apparently issued by the PM’s office. Dr. Harsha believes that he too had been misled.
    Vishvamithra! You may continue to try to mislead us on UNP’s advice, but, please keep in mind, unlike Dr. Harsha, we won’t be misled.

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    Ravi Karunanayale was forced to resign for the fear of the No Confidence motion. Not for the fear of government loosing it but most paradoxically for the fear of winning it!. Parlimantary coolies will have to be making speeches defending the crook and vote for him. Sirisena perhaps sensed the foul odour that this garbage hauling would generate and gave a break to the coolies.
    Soma

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      somass ji

      “Parlimantary coolies will have to be making speeches defending the crook and vote for him. “

      Parliamentary coolies can be bought and sold anytime as long as the price is right. In your case you agree with everyone who hurt others, including by theft, physical attack, arson, rape, …………………… yet pretend to uphold liberal/democratic values.

      Why are you a practicing hypocrite?

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        Why are you a practicing hypocrite?”
        aren’t you a baboon like the participating journalist in this newsroom who come out with pedigrees that do not posses.?

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    Now, thieves are talking loud in the open. Politicians including Ranil wickramsinghe is saying Penthouse Ravi was caught without claiming guilty. then how about he himslf claming he is living in a house and buying it involved laundered money It has happened via the Wife and the daughter. That is how every politician does. Wife is registeres as the cpontact holder or the business owner. They do all govt contracts. the next thing is both the SLFP and UNP politicians of the govt are against audit bill. They want to spend public money and get the view from British and Indian (two of the most corrupt countries) experts view on the bill. So, President and prime minister are silent. I am prety sure, Prime minister is in the boat. So, why voters are this dumb. What is the escape, when voters rejected leaders appoint losers. Now, they have appointed one tained – MP. He got money fro Avatn guard and talked for it. most havr got moey fro Perpetual treasuries. So, Perpetual tresauries will never anything to the govt. Arjun Mahendran will not go to jail because he is Ranil’s man.

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    Of course yes, Ravi K’s case is not a isolated case.

    Even the involvement of Muhunthan Carnegie who acted as CEO/ICTA illegally, when he was appointed by the President only to function as a Director, should also be investigated.

    The Central Bank has not done its duty. It should have suspended Perpetual Treasuries since the formation of the PCoI, from dealing with CB Bonds. I saw that they have suspended primary dealer status of Pan Asia. Why didn’t they do the same with Perpetual Treasuries?

    On the other hand PCoI should have recommended the Central Bank to suspend Perpetual Treasuries from all dealings when such concrete evidence emanating from its findings. All financial activities by Perpetual Treasuries should be banned at least now.

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    “Friedrich Nietzsche”

    …… It’s a little unfair to ol’ Friedricho …….. Nietzsche never lived in Lanka. And had no clue about Lankans! ……………

    “Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the Superman–a rope over an abyss.”

    …….. Lankans have always lived blissfully in the abyss unaware there is even a rope to climb out. ……………..

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      “”“Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the Superman–a rope over an abyss.”””
      Maybe that definition fits the yakkas(in the abyss) and nagas (rope) of spider island.
      As a lover of life I think the difference between a monkey and man is that the monkey is bored and man is bored but has an imagination.

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    RW to mercilessly go after corruption ? Ha ha ha

    He is corruption ! He got into politics through his uncle’s nepotism. Got very good ministries because of JR. Won the leadership of UNP because top leaders were eliminated by the LTTE. Then he changed the UNP constitution and packed the working committee with stoogers and old Royalists.. Hundreds of old traditional UNP supporters have left the party in disgust because of his odd unmanly qualities.The UNP one time sure of about 50% popular vote today has only about 30%.

    He travels overseas at least twice a month. Enjoys life at public expense. Appoints cronnys to high positions. Fully involved in the Bond scam.Party funds are used like private money.

    Manipulated to prevent constitutional reforms.Helped the LTTE in many ways.Thinks only in terms of old school ties or family connections.

    Fight corruption mercilessly ? Chap will have to shoot himself !

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    “In the wake of the Ravi Karunanayake-fiasco, they can mercilessly go after the perpetrators of corruption and nepotism of the Rajapaksa regime. “

    Very true, But will they? That is the million dollar question. How much I wish that I was an incurable optimist who believes that all that glitters is gold!

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      Muhandiram

      ” How much I wish that I was an incurable optimist who believes that all that glitters is gold!”

      You still trust all those thieving political alchemists. Time to wake up from your long dream.

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    There is creditable assumes that Sri Lankan the End of 30 war years of which led by LTTE- Tamil Terrorist (War) back by TNA, ( Tamil Homeland or power devolution ); problem were as much has shifted into for the National Development and Growth, as they were that bases on the revitalization of domestic Economy by own resources by MR alliances .
    The lack of foreign- FDI has been fulfill by huge investment from China engaged of Infrastructure net work in Island wide.MR alliance has take initiate for New development has taken place an Island that an End of war 2009 .Economy has been new shape and laid solid foundation by MR alliance has given New Model of Development —in Sri lanka.
    Under the 2010 massive mandate given by People that the e -Growth that rate growth gone-up to 7.8% during last period of MR alliances. To be stability of Democracy has enrich by development was first conditions growth of economic that become priority has been identify by MR led alliances.
    Politically which that LTTE led War of Tamil-Terrorist was threaten to Unitary character of foundation of State!—Sri lanak.
    The current Ruling party led by MS, Ranil Wicks.. of Old UNP leader and CBK of anti- establishment forces has ignored that all means of basic norms of political and economic and social order of the very foundations of Democracy. Current regime has lost of identification of development priority specially UNP Ranil Wicks.
    Instead of that UNP core leaders was committed crime against public funds that belongs to Tax payers money of CB Bond scam in 2015 February 27 and 2016 September 27 some where. Its was printing money and issuing Bond by increased CB interest rate was grave error of Economy.

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      “The lack of foreign- FDI has been fulfill by huge investment from China engaged of Infrastructure net work in Island wide.MR alliance has take initiate for New development has taken place an Island that an End of war 2009 .Economy has been new shape and laid solid foundation by MR alliance has given New Model of Development —in Sri lanka.”

      ………… Have you actually gone to Hambantota and looked at what the Chinese money was spent on? ………….. Mahinda is an economic imbecile who doesn’t even have the intelligence to realise that he was not the president of Hambantota but all of Sri Lanka. ………..

      Can you name a single thing in Hambantota that produces an income? …….. No business entity will spend their own money on things that does not produce an income. ………… Mahinda didn’t care; he wasn’t spending his own money …………. and he’ll be dead in a few years and it’ll be left for others to clean his mess. ………

      With Einsteins like you trying to talk of economic-policy, is it any wonder that we are still stuck in this mess ……….

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        Historically capitals have shifted and prospered. It was futuristic approach. The Chinese have done the same at africa but the africans like the lankans wait for an economy to fall from the sky.- pessimist like this blog. The easiest thing is to oppose but when it comes to doing lankans never perform except croak and croaket.

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          Hey Zorro, buddy.

          So you are now an economic wizard, eh? LSE? :))

          “It was futuristic approach.”

          Wow!

          How long do we have to wait holding off natural attrition of the white elephants? Any idea?

          Well, you are the expert; any more platitudes? :)))

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            Hi Nima buddy,
            Economics is for artist and acrobats not I.
            Don’t go too far but see punjab by Nehru and Le Corbusier Chandigarh a city of the future. – the first planned city of India.
            New Haven, Connecticut – the first planned city in America; designed in 1638

            New Haven (locally /nuː ˈheɪvən/ noo-HAY-vən),[2] in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010.[3] It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. It is the second-largest city in Connecticut (after Bridgeport), with a population of 129,779 people as of the 2010 United States Census.[4] According to a census of 1 July 2012, by the Census Bureau, the city had a population of 130,741.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Haven,_Connecticut
            Think about it? Let me know if you need any more info please.
            It is arrogance and fraud of changing the colour of buses every 5 years because they win and jeopardise the lives of the people. the right approach is to continue- well it does not happen even in the UK- Eg the Dome of Labour a colossal loss. It’s something like buying a 2nd hand car reparing and using it as good as new. Alas developers are all PC people not the qualified visionary.

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              Oh! c’mon Zorro,

              So Le Corbusier, eh!

              Le Corbusier had no imagination beyond E1027. All his designs are just variations of E1027. Check Eileen Gray and how her design was plagiarized.

              Good ol’ Corbusier was more famous for “Vers une architecture” ……….. than for his designs …….. as usual the brown-man bought his fame lock stock and barrel.

              What’s your color Zorro ……… Brown, black, white, striped? :))

              You gotta do better than that Buddy. Tell me something I don’t know.

              If you want imagination try any of John Lautner’s designs.

              Or imagination in cost-effective designs for non-rich/poor-man …….. Luis Barragán.

              If Mahinda’s hometown was Anuradhapura would he have still build the equivalent of your planned city New Haven in Hambanthota?

              Logic my dear dear boy Zorro. Logic!

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                Hi Nima buddy,
                Life has no logic because passion has always ruled this world so one has to do the balancing- Who maintains your home and there lies part of the answer??
                Just explains that you are against the father of modular (maths) and human scale.. when you are a technocrat you will appreciate him. Or a Kenzo Tange (New York)post- metabolism(lumbini gardens) and his students (especially their work at the netherlands.
                my colours are naturally vibgyor- Low cost don’t look far- president’s award- Lauri Baker of India- all copy him. (sinhala ulu sinhala olu)
                He could select from this list- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_planned_cities

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    Vishwamitra, you or your buddies, Shyamon, Jehan, Emil et al cannot hoodwink the readers any more. The reality of the majarapalana junta and their benefactors have been exposed. Only the forced postponement of elections (with the help of the “independent” election commission) is providing a bit of breathing space. But not for long…………..When it erupts you will not know what hits you.

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    Hela

    Please bear with me for I do not understand many aspects of politics, philosophy, political philosophy, economy, political economy, history, …………………………………………………. However I do know when I see a crook, racist, politician especially a racist crooked politician. Also I know lackeys who support racist crooked politicians or their b***s carriers when I read their typing.

    “When it erupts you will not know what hits you.”

    When it erupts (whatever it is) make sure you run away from coastal areas. We know the consequences of tsunami. During the calamity you will have plenty of opportunity to loot your neighbours as you did during past riots and during the war.

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      “”However I do know when I see a crook, racist, politician especially a racist crooked politician. “”
      Mara is scoring.
      Srilals sinhala buddhist mantel piece and liar Prasad Kariyawasam the new Foreign Secretary
      The born to lie sinhala buddhist ambassador- case in point at new delhi where he accused Nadu MLA as terrorist and was reprimanded by the New Delhi government to show proof or withdraw the statement then he scooted to New york.

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      Yeah……..veddo……precisely the point (but don’t be so hysterical). The lackeys have got exposed too. Dirty Ranil and Penthouse Ravi have not only removed the trousers (or skirts) but the underwear of those lackeys too………But the sad part is they (the lackeys) don’t know it though the entire world knows it.

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    The practice of crooked,unprincipled , politicians protecting other crooked, shameless politicians must end , and end quickly . What example are we setting our youth ?

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    Vishwamithra conveys the angst of majority of Lankans “When Sri Lankan voters elected this government in the last Presidential and General Elections in 2015, the hopes and expectations were unforgivingly high…….”.
    Unfortunately the corrupt structure evolved is robust and the new replacement just cannot find the bricks to build a wall round it. They therefore have decided to live in it!

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    This freaking Yahapalanaya that we brought to power with a lot of funfair is rotting the country and its people from the inside out. It is like Krokodil, a drug used in the West some years ago; it eats users flesh from the inside out. The average user has a life expectancy of less than three years.
    The only and the surest way to get rid of these bloody ‘money & power addicts’ of Yahapalanaya, is to have a general election immediately. People in Sri Lanka should agitate and put pressure in one voice: “This is anarchy; call a general election and let the people decide’!

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    So Wishwamitra thinks now Ranil must go after Rajapaksa – the only way to redeem himself ? Sorry buddy it is too late. Ranil has been resisting the uncovering of the Bond scam with all his might. It’s not looking good for him now. And why only Rjapaksa regime, there were worse things happening before that. JRJ to Premadasa were the real terror regimes. Don’t try to paint a picture of supreme heaven then. People who lived under those regimes know what hell is like !

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    Yes, Ravi’s resignation opens the door for the govt to vigorously pursuit all charges against past as well as present day ministers. But what happens if Ravi is brought back to cabinet without charging him for accepting bribes? Marapona was brought back and given a cabinet portfolio after he resigned in disgrace.

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    Vishwamithra –,

    Your first paragraph is of a lonely man seated in his pumpkin patch and discriminating against the power because you lost the plot of homeland due to the stupidity of your clansmen.
    They have their strength and weakness as we all have and can bide time because they have the numbers and majority.

    “”When Sri Lankan voters elected this government in the last Presidential and General Elections in 2015, the hopes and expectations were unforgivingly high.””

    The biggest lie of all! You voted because you had enough of a despot and no more! You got it the yahapalanaya gave it asking them for more is taking the piss of an unstable coalition.

    “”Lack of preparedness on the…………………………..by populistic policies…..rulers advocate before they assume the mantle of power.””

    Both UK and USA are facing the bitter sweet opposition to Make In America and Make In Britain by the corrupt left wing, moderates, and above all from the sweatshop running multinationals since they have had a cosy life importing from China and screwing the industry, and agriculture bone dry. While America and Britain in particular can boast of innovators of par excellence to make the nation’s great again unlike china that relies on others innovation so that they may mass produce.

    “”on all and any matters have all flown out the window.”

    None other than Tony bLiar planted the seed of that in the international arena and Obama nourished that will which is yet to be felt by the so called intelligent left because he worked it from justice department as a constitutional lawyer. He killed the most and let the debt rise undeterred by printing helicopter money at will while planning the invasion of Russia and China.

    You are a very sic writer take a break moron.

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    Vishwamithra,

    “”The caliber which once produced exemplary politicians, classy elites, decent and kind rural leaders is no more. Where are the Wanninayakes and M D Bandas and M D H Jayewardenes today? Where are the top-notch businessmen who managed massive business empires …..and fairness?””

    The fucking villagers who came and settled at Colombo drove the cream away and you a villager are still doing the same.

    “”If such action is hastened, if accelerated pursuit of justice and fair-play is undertaken, then we can ask those Sri Lankan expatriates to come back and invest in a country relatively free of corruption. “

    What the nation has never bowed to for 70 years it is not going to bow to the expats because foreigners is sure `kappan` for bhikkhus, politicians and civil servants.
    You must learn to romance with them the way they are- Of course, As you like it.

    Better you go mad frogee, because India itself cannot get FDI. China got FDI from Taiwan, South Korea and Japan at first sight because the government was there to stay then the Americans and Brits (private enterprises only) in a small way and other Europeans (private only)

    “”The county cries for decency. The county demands fair-play for all. The country is poised for a fresh beginning yet the rulers seem to be lost in their own pursuit of power and money. “”

    With her immense wealth CBK and familial are using the media as Marcos familial to paint a picture that their dynasty was the best (it did that at the last election with GTF/BTF too) and Ranil is the clean man of Colombo. This will only create a `Rody` type of Philippines where killing the drug dealers becomes paramount while promoting them because of Pakistan Friendship to keep India away.

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