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Reluctant Vote For The Budget

By Namal Rajapaksa

Namal Rajapaksa MP

Namal Rajapaksa MP

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has taken a decision to vote for the interim budget presented by the new Government. In the interest of maintaining the integrity and unity of the Party, I have decided to stand with the Party decision. However, I do so with reluctance because of concerns I have about the unsustainable nature of the proposals that have been presented.

Consider, for example, the reduction in the prices of petrol, diesel, LP gas, and kerosene. Fuel reductions are generally welcome measures. However, though it would appear to be an immediate relief to the public, the extent of the reduction in fuel prices, unfortunately, are unlikely to be sustainable in the long run and could have an immensely negative impact on the overall economy. Even though global oil prices were low at the time the present Government decreased fuel prices, this past week, crude prices have seen a marked increase. How sustainable this price reduction will be is the concern. While it may be easy to please the public in the short-term with such measures, such ad-hoc decisions are more likely to have a negative long-term impact on the country’s economy and thus the everyday lives of ordinary citizens.

Another concern is the extent to which the Government has decided to increase salaries. We agree in principle with the need to increase salaries. In fact, it was former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who first proposed the increase of salaries and pensions in the 2015 National Budget that he presented last year. However, the new administration has amplified the salary hike to a level that will not be sustainable, once again.

There are also a number of concerns with regard to proposals pertaining to the agricultural sector as well. First, even though the Government has proposed a guaranteed price of Rs. 50/kg for paddy, it will be difficult to secure that price with the low prices of wheat flour and bread. Additionally, considering the duty free imports for products like green gram, dry fish and other grain varieties, there will be a negative impact for farmers of these agricultural products. The bottom line is that these budget proposals will almost definitely hurt the local farmers, not help them.

Then there is the Rs. 1 billion tax imposed on casinos and sports-related television channels. How was this taxation amount decided? What is the basis? While we completely agree with imposing any amount of tax on casinos, what is the logic behind imposing the same tax on types of businesses that generate vastly different ranges of profit? Furthermore, doesn’t the imposition of taxes on casinos imply regulation of that industry? Didn’t this administration propose the shutting down of all casinos in the country? The public needs to be aware of this double standard that is being practiced by the current administration.

There are further concerns on how taxation will impact investors and the private sector overall. Sri Lanka’s business community has already expressed great dissatisfaction at the super gains tax that has been included in the interim budget. Although justifications are being made for this tax, citing short-term revenue needs, it sets a very dangerous precedent, one that will make it acceptable to penalize successful businesses every time the government sees the need to generate short-term revenue. Furthermore, should successful businesses in the country be punished for being efficient and producing good returns? It is certain to scare away any potential investors from even considering Sri Lanka to set up a new venture.

While there are a number of other worrying aspects about the proposed budget, the one other aspect I would like to point out here is the reduction in the prices of essential items that was much hyped-about leading up to the presentation of the budget. However, other than perhaps flour, sugar and milk powder, the products chosen for this reduction in prices was a big letdown to the public.

I stand with the new Government’s claims that the budget must provide relief to those that are less fortunate, to those who are finding it difficult to provide for their families. It is crucially important for us to help our fellow Sri Lankans lift themselves out of poverty. Those who have been fortunate enough to profit can be asked to withstand more of a burden on behalf of the society at large. But unfortunately, it seems very obvious that this budget was prepared to please the public with impending elections in mind, with short-sighted proposals that are more appropriate for a 100-day programme rather than the entire year that national budgets should be targeted towards.

It is my hope that the strength of the economy that was maintained during the past nearly two decades will be adequate to rectify these short-term negative effects.

*Namal Rajapaksa MP is the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. His writings can be found at http://www.namalrajapaksablog.com

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  • 40
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    Having lost those racing cars,Toy planes and all other perks POOR Namal appears to be now feeling the pinch.

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      Baby Narmal reluctant, what happened to your nil ballu kaya, how are feeding theses nil ballu guy’s theses days.Are you happy flowing MARA’s dirty foot steps, public cures will go down on your family for generations to come.

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      Hope BC would pay the attention to investigate the way this baby boy completed his final exams making him a Law degree holder. Many in the country doubt whether boy had been going through the course work as is valid to any law student.

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      What is clear is knwoing the gravity of corruption level, people are still not mystified by it. That is why even today, those men and women across all rural corners shed tears for MR and thugs. For some reasons, those people have been intoxicated. May be it is high time pharma companies to find new efficient drugs to allow these innoceint masses reverse from those hallozinations.

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      Namal Rajapaksa MP

      ” I have decided to stand with the Party decision “

      Did you Cheat in the Law Exam? Why not tell the truth? Is it a Family Tradition to Lie?

      Namal, can you put the link below in your blpg and give your reply?

      Namal Rajapaksa and Sri Lanka Law College
      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/sinhala-video-thushara-speaks-on-the-scandal-of-namal-rajapaksas-law-final/

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    Shut Up Namal
    at least now Shut up

    You are a disgrace to our young generation
    look at the young leaders of India, and even Bhutan
    they are men who can rule but you
    Russian women and your racing cars and 75 million watches

    Now for Buddha’s sake learn your dams social lesson and not make this country we love so much into an Afghanistan

    go home and learn to be human
    and shut up first

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      He has no brains and will not know when to shut up.

      He has no shame – just like his father, mother and the rest of the elders in his family !

      Who is writing for him – DJ, GLP, Sumanasekera ?

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        Point of View

        “He has no brains and will not know when to shut up.”

        I beg to disagree with you.

        There is nothing right in his left brain, and nothing left in his right brain.

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      Mahesen, please don’t insult Afghanistan!

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    Okay, we have to read and comprehend and appreciate the content. We should play the ball, not the person. But, LOOK WHO IS TALKING….

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    We salute Sir and your True courgae in the face of political vengence. Your Brothers Who help sri lankan Rugby to come to International standards and whpo were Legends in their own right have now been denied their rightful place. In a nation with only one sport cricket, your Brothers worked tirelessly to promote Rugby. Today its all been destroyed.

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      Rajapaksa sons infact did destroyed the game of Rugby in the country. Its true they did add glamour for the game with cheer leaders and prostitutes and got the govt stooges to sponsor etc.,

      But end of the day, they did so much damage for the sport with preferential treatment, assaulting the referees etc etc

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        Not forgetting murdering competitive rugby players for whatever reason.

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        It is reported that they are entitled to pay over 1000 mios as taxes for their sport sender. Authorities should go for that by every means.. then only we can see good governance is really in action.

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        “But end of the day, they did so much damage for the sport with preferential treatment, assaulting the referees etc etc “

        Don’t forget to add, burning competitors alive in their cars with the help of Grease Baappa

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          Ive heard thsi story too few times, then the family members of the deceased did not agree for this conscipiracy theory and they did not find any fishy thing at all.

          Its strage as even with the regime change, they did not find anything substancial to call for a investigation.

          Not sure if few millions did change hands in here as Rajapaksa sons can do anything as shameless morons.

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            or did they use the Sharia Law and pay blood money so that everything regarding the accident is swept under the carpet…? If a crime has been committed and justice not meted out… bring down Yasara from the SL embassy in Australia as a witness. She was packed off with family to seal the deal… now she has come out with the facts and said that Rajapaksas are guilty of murder… she also should be charged for lying to the CID at the initial investigations.. She may try to claim asylum now, but her credibility is at stake… so the OZ govt would NOT give her teh benefit of the doubt and would pack her back to SL… well, if refugees could be packed off back to SL, why not her?

            This will put a lid on the death and let the family move on by knowing the REAL story of what happened to their grandson, son, brother, nephew, cousin n uncle …

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              Sharia law is an interesting point indeed.
              Ive seen an interview with Yasara few weeks ago or probably after the regime change and she was in denying mode and even saying she never met the deceased.

              Will this be possible?

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              @Snowden Edward Asange .. DOnt Be a stupid Idiot. If the Mother of the Victim who carried him for 9 months in her womb, who watch hime grow up and loved him, said there was no crime commited but a horrible accident and some people are using her sons death politically and not to do it.. WO THE HELL are you men, compared to the moatherv and family who went through the Tragedy???? iGNORANT DUM [Edited out]

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      Two brothers – one captain of the Army Rugby and the other Navy – and they are both former President’s sons! Huh! something wrong. They destroyed anyone who want to seriously consider play rugby. Only way you need to play during the past regime – need political influence.

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      My God Ruwan Perera, you really need help!

      One does not expect anything better by way of public conduct than what we have seen from politicians, but one expects a discerning public to be exactly that – DISCERNING. Meaning, they know & recognize the right from wrong.

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        Well said

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      LOL. You must be the JOKER!

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        @Bo, Context please

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      Two things are obvious here, 1; you are a paid lackey and a boot liker, 2; you do not know anything about rugby. These 3 boys destroyed the careers of many a rugby player, set the game back 10 years. Do you know that they assaulted referees and that other players were not willing to tackle them because they would be beaten up after the match. Did you watch them at the Asian rugby show about 19 months ago, the foreign teams had no qualms about tackling the Raja boys, so the got hit left, right and centre, and they were so unfit it was pathetic. Nuf said

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      Ruwan,

      You come off as such a bootlicker.

      If these goons have any talent, why can’t they pursue any other avenues – impress the clubs, leagues, international arena and get credit for the talent- rather than take advantage of “thathi’s” iron grip, subjugation and shameful exploitation of everything from finances, education, sports, entertainment, healthcare, what have you.

      Ruwan, if you have even a modicum of belief in what you say, can you explain one reason why these goons cannot show their expertise through other means than been “nominated” by the excellency to captain, or even be included in the army and navy teams?

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      Ruwan perera,
      Oh, I so agree with you! Enough already, of the misguided and misplaced sense of feigned humility and self-righteousness of the new GSL. All the while they mean to secure a niche for themselves away from the masses. Namal’s points are so very valid. Give me the Rajapaksas’ any day! They have better awareness of the disadvantaged majority’s needs and aspirations.

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        Another bootlicking lackey who would have benefited under the Raja’s rule and plunder of this country

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      Who cares about rugby when the family swindled the country and the majority of the people has no means of eating even one meal a day.

      If MR won the elections, there would have been so much death, destruction, arrests and “white van rides” These guys must thankful for leaving them in peace!!

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    Perhaps his perseverance in the face of so much adversity has to be admired. I feel sorry for him and I feel sorry for his father. It is the system that made all those evil tendencies to surface in them. Almost all men are deceitful, greedy and aggressive to a high degree, though they may not admit that. These are charactristics that have been naturally selected by evolution and those the cavemen who were too good have been eliminated in the process. If the opprtunity is given most men would behave in the same way as them. This is why checks and balances are important. It is imperative taht we cahnge this system if we do not want repetetions of the same.

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      Dear Edwin, No system however bad, could corrupt good people. It corrupts only those who are dishonest and unprincipled. Much like the constitution. However bad it may be, in the hands of a good man, it will remain perfectly safe.

      When drafting the new constitution or bringing in the latest amendment, worst case scenarios have to be visited and solutions found to address them.

      There is no guarantee that evil will not triumph again, since the powers that be appear to be dragging their feet over the unified application of the Law for all.

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        Again, spot on – I am a fan. I love your “to the point” balanced views

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    “Furthermore, doesn’t the imposition of taxes on casinos imply regulation of that industry?”

    James Packer should have been allowed to strip the country, it’s people and its women! Is that what you are suggesting, mate?

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    This most known teenage minded POLITICAL OFFSPRING had been very powerful over abusing the might of his father over own hand and went on beyond the margins where he turned up until end of his father ‘s tyrany. However, even today, they the boys have forgotten that thier father had been number one racial bugger to go against not only minorities but own community people. With Numerous examples of their misbehavoiurs and high profile abuses are leaking to the air these days, some among us still raise the question why the authorities have not arrested any of the yet. Alone the fact Yoshita Rajapakshe as a navy deserter is entitled to get caught – but as lecturer Dewasiri made it very clear lately, those in the corridors in power can still escape from the prevailing mechanisms yet in the country.

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    Naa malaya,

    Malliyo, Do not Worry,
    You vote or not vote It will be Passed.

    By the way, What time your next Car Race going to be held?.

    I heavily missing that Cheer Girls Performance, but every day you are getting, And, Really I feel very jealous of your Luck of Those Privileges you received and receiving with Blessings of your Clan as you were The CROWN PRINCE [ with BLUE Film Balakaya] on THAT TIME Whe Your Dada Was F KIng.

    Will See What time will say to us, Neada Malli???

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      why not the new Minister of Justice appoint a committee to ascertain what level of corruption was involved in Namal baby’s qualifications to be a Lawyer as we all know it was done in a shady way with non other than the Principal of the Law College was to write on the exam paper.

      This moron should be send to Welikada for few years for the crimes done on Sri Lankan society.

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    Namal surely everybody in Sri Lanka know that you cant put two sentences together in Sinhala let alone on English! So could you please let us know who writes these articles for you??

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      Namal Malli! Where are your Toy cars? We all know how you Passed your Law Exam because I was sitting the same Exam with you.
      Pl. Marry your Russian Blonde and get your Russian citizenship and settle in Russia and allow our Younger generation to be good citizens of mother Lanka. You have done enough damage to our Kids.

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      Yes you are correct. This fellow can not write a sentence, but trying to get phd. They have to be stoned as in Saudi Arabia

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    Good job Namal … but pray tell us who is writing out these articles for you. We know your capabilities and how you had to even ‘fudge’ the law exam.

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      Is it true, he did the law exam in a special room and passed?

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        @ Goraka:
        “Is it true, he did the law exam in a special room and passed? “
        Yes its true about the airconditoned room. But no, he did not pass. But he passed out during the exam and Rodrigo worked out the papers for him. So, in the end, he actually passed.Confused? Well, I certainly am. And so will Confusious be in this mad mad world of the JaraaPakses.

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          Not only did he “pass”….he topped the batch. Obviously these guys haven’t been taught to cheat in a credible manner. LOL

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    Namal, speaks with such immaturity I honestly wonder how he passed his law exams. He is more concerned about the 1 billion tax imposed on gaming and his brother’s TV channel. He is not even concerned that the drastic pruning of the Presidential budget which his father blatantly abused, is a big saving to the country. The Finance minister has amply proved that the i billion taxes are purely targeting people who have robbed the people for 9 years.

    Namal you are just a kid. Please don’t discuss fiscal and national policy related matters which your father was incapable of and now you are proving that you are also incapable.

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    So because prices WILL GO UP – Namal we ALL know that prices WILL go up – you want to put the prices up BEFORE they go up????

    You need a PhD in economics for this.

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    Namo el.

    You deserve a economic degree than the law you got, sitting for the exam demanding a a/c room and internet, at least an honourable degree, maybe next time when the fools blink.

    This is what we ordinary folks believe that the countries 80% of the budget should be left to you putha, your thatthe, punchi thathe, % thathe, sajin aiye, Wimal uncle, and all patriotic heroes to be managed? Did you see any budget allocated to the maintenance of the meditation hide out? How could a country sustain without adequate money being spent on these valuable assets for on-going maintenance?

    I am disappointed the current administration didn’t reduce price of wrist watches, horses, helicopters, permit fees to own baby elephants, ruby balls, casino going fees, and really average Hambantota folks hard done by sir. There was a astrologer misled your father, now seems like you caught out with an economist, Dr Jeya? Don’t you know, when you are in deep s**t, better to keep your mouth shut?

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    Oh My God! I thought the same as soon as I saw Babas name under the article. This fellow cannot frame a proper sentence in English and now he comes out with article after article. Im sure Malinda the laptop guy must be his ghost writer. Am I correct baba? Don’t try to fool us again. The next time we see an article with your name under, we know that we are reading the thoughts of that Malinda sycophant.In the meantime, like Premadasa sent Sajith Hema and Dulanjali to the British High Commission for special tuition in the englisg language during his heyday, you may advise your MahaJara to send you,YoSHITter and Chicchi also for special, priviledged tuition in English. That is, if he still wields any clout with the BC fellows. Personally I don’t think so because after McRaes film they are waiting to send him to the UN for questioning like they did to Radzlan Karadowic for human rights abuses.Now, they’ll have another excuse- rampant corruption and misuse of public funds for personal glory.The personal meditation center with gold toilet fittings and a helipad to get him there on time for the bigshit is an example Heres some final advise, baba, try writing in Sinhala. That way, you may be believed. But English? No way hose.

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    Namal,

    Read this if you are able to comprehend it. You might find the answers that you seek. If not i will send you Sinhala translation.

    BRILLIANT ARTICLE BY THE former Chairman and Managing Director of Aitken Spence, UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE YET SOME SLAVES (I would like to term them as “Honest Crooks”- those that portray to be straightforward, forthright, ethical and principled, but in fact are the most corrupt, unethical and unprincipled crooks around , THAT ARE IN DELUSIONS THAT THEIR “HORA – RAJATHUMANI” WILL RETURN.

    End of an era

    “The honest who have sacrificed the opportunity of feathering their nests should at least have the psychological satisfaction of seeing the fraudsters behind bars”.

    There are an enormous number of lessons to be learnt from the presidential election held on January 8. I shall touch on a few that I think significant. The first is that in my opinion no previous such election had the historical significance that this one did. It needs very little reflection to realize that had Mahinda Rajapaksa won, this country would have been under a dictatorship for many generations to come. MR’s intention, it is alleged, was to hand the reigns over to his eldest son at the end of his third term. This is what happened in North Korea and would have happened in Libya and Egypt if the dictatorships in those countries had not been abruptly terminated. So we have had an exceedingly narrow shave and should be grateful for it.

    Rajapaksa is said to be a staunch believer in astrology and superstitions

    To me the biggest mistake MR made was calling the election two years before it was due. A staunch believer in astrology, he sought astrological advice to hold early election on an auspicious day in January.

    I have written before on the absurdity of making decisions on astrological grounds. Astrology is a superstition that has no place in this day and age. It is only education — and I do not mean the passing of examinations by routine learning that passes for education in this country — that equips an individual to reason and analyse; to sift fact from fiction. In this educational backwater when an astrological prediction goes awry (as happens more often than not) it is not astrology itself that is faulted but the astrologer: he was not competent. So despite the host of failed marriages which had astrological guarantees, parents will continue to consult horoscopes. Our country is so backward today (far from being the Wonder of Asia that our politicians claim) that no government project is initiated except at the ‘auspicious’ time.

    This unflagging faith in superstition is what has brought us close to becoming a ‘Failed State’. Will the new Government have the courage to move (unostentatiously and without fuss) away from the current superstitious reliance on ‘auspicious’ times? It will be a step forward. But it will need courage. Fortunately MS himself does not seem to lack it.

    The second big mistake that MR made was to openly and brazenly indulge the extravagant tastes of his children. The Lamborghinis and racing cars were a catastrophic mistake that the JVP exploited brilliantly in its propaganda. There is nothing more irritating and offensive to a citizen struggling to make ends meet than to see a brazen display of unearned, undeserved, wealth by the spoilt children of politicians.

    MR would have lost hundreds of thousands of votes when the JVP highlighted the extravagances of his children. The story of the imported horse and the chopper rides to Nuwara Eliya would have done inestimable damage to MR’s cause. He has only himself to blame. Lack of perception and sensitivity was fatal to his cause. A lack of judgment and empathy (key components of Emotional Intelligence) is a serious handicap to any aspiring leader.

    Another major mistake that MR made was to surround himself with third rate types like murderer suspects, drug dealers and other doubtful characters (‘Bad Elements’ as our Chinese benefactors would have it) many of whom ended up in key posts that were clearly beyond their level of competence. His closeness to them would have harmed him. There is no doubt that a man gets tainted by the company he keeps. His open support for the BBS was another fatal mistake. It lost him the minorities. The Tamil and Muslim vote made all the difference in a close campaign. It is extraordinary that neither he nor his advisers foresaw this.

    False statistics Gulped down by Gullible Businessman and even Bankers

    There is one other matter that needs elucidation. A study of the recent (January 2, 2015) ‘Road Map 2015′ put out by the Central Bank indicates that our economy is in excellent shape. Every measure of economic health — inflation, exchange rate stability, GDP, unemployment, foreign reserves, and Balance of Payments — shows substantial improvement over the past five years.
    It would appear that MR’s government has done well; and there could therefore be dangers in changing course. This is why so many businessmen preferred the status quo to remain. But pause for reflection. There has to be something wrong here. We all know — it is undeniable — that the bulk of the population is finding the increase in the cost of living painful, if not intolerable.

    Hospitals are short of drugs, schools are ill-equipped, VAT and Income Tax Refunds are piling up, and the Government appears seriously strapped for cash. The Treasury is said to be almost bankrupt. If the Central Bank figures are correct (there are good reasons to doubt them) we should be swimming in cash, especially with the vast increase in inward remittances.

    What has happened to that money? Its disappearance cannot be attributed to capital expenditure because that has been covered by foreign loans. Could it be that huge (and I mean huge) sums of money have been siphoned out by those at the top? Most people know that there has been massive (unprecedentedly massive) corruption in all the ‘development’ (Mattala Airport, The Highways, the Hambantota port and Cricket Stadium, Nelum Pokuna, Mihin Air, the Colombo Port City development, and so on and so on) that the Government boasts of; and the corrupt gains would obviously by now have been remitted to foreign tax havens. That the people have not benefited from the good economic performance is incontrovertible.

    It would therefore be clear that an end to massive corruption alone will enormously improve our situation. We would not be dependent on exemplary management; merely stopping the robbery would suffice.

    The replacement of incompetent political stooges by honest public servants, and a drastic reduction in the number of ministers who are at present only getting in each other’s way (while costing us a fortune) will automatically result in a great improvement in efficiency. None of this will be difficult to achieve, and the new government is already on the move.

    One imperative is that the new Government must investigate all cases of fraud and ‘kickbacks’ and ensure that those guilty of dishonesty are punished. Every effort must be made to recover the money that has been robbed and stashed away. No naive notions of avoiding ‘revenge’ should prevent deterrent action being taken. The honest who have sacrificed the opportunity of feathering their nests should at least have the psychological satisfaction of seeing the fraudsters behind bars. The deterrent effect of condign punishment must not be lost sight of. We must think of the future. Corruption has lasting attractions and will never be wiped out altogether. Many of those who are now in power will, in the course of time, succumb to temptation. At all cost crime must not be seen to pay. It is an extraordinary thought that as a result of the change in government there may take place a permanent change in our culture. We may become an honest nation, where even among politicians; honesty is the norm and dishonesty the exception! If that happens (and there is no reason why it should not) we would truly be The Wonder of Asia.

    With these random thoughts let me express my astonishment (and gratitude) at the turn of events. It is seldom that Good triumphs over Evil in this dramatic way.

    By Charitha P. de Silva

    The writer is former Chairman and Managing Director of Aitken Spence, Chairman to the Employers Federation of Ceylon, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka. He is a Deshamanya recepient.

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      “If not i will send you Sinhala translation.”
      Wow! Says it all about who may have written the article. Certainly not the sportscar loving, Russian women embracing Princeling who unfortunately wasn’t destined to be. Yes, a Sinhala translation would indeed help.

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      Gune,
      Your analysis is correct. But you forgot to mention that democracy is dawning in place of dictatorship, slowly but surely.
      This is the most important gain for all citizens. All can complain of any perceived injustice without risk of being labelled a ‘former LTTer’ and banished to a secret place of detention, without being produced in a court of law.
      Freedom of expression too is dawning.

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        Justice,

        This article was not written by me. I received this well written article today by email from a friend in the US.

        All credit must go to Charitha P. de Silva The writer is former Chairman and Managing Director of Aitken Spence, Chairman to the Employers Federation of Ceylon, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka. He is a Deshamanya recepient.

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    Naa malaya,

    Malliyo, Do not Worry,
    You vote or not vote It will be Passed.

    By the way, What time your next Car Race going to be held?.

    I heavily missing that Cheer Girls Performance, but every day you are getting, And, Really I feel very jealous of your Luck of Those Privileges you received and receiving with Blessings of your Clan as you were The CROWN PRINCE [ with BLUE [Film] Balakaya] on THAT TIME Whe Your Dada Was F KIng.

    Will See What time will say to us, Neada Malli???

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    Namal News –
    “A stunning revelation has emerged that Namal Rajapaksa, Hambantota MP and son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, allegedly owns a collection of wrist watches totaling a mammoth Rs. 76 million.
    Having been photographed at numerous public events wearing different watches, it is believed that he is in possession of as many as 13 high end watches amounting to an average of Rs. 5.9 million per watch.
    The total cost of the collection of watches is estimated to be around Rs. 76, 989,850 (at the time of compilation).
    While professing to be a representative of the people, many supporters (and opponents) of the young MP will certainly be wondering how he could afford such luxury on a Member of Parliament’s salary.
    Despite several attempts The Colombo Post was unable to contact Rajapaksa for a comment.”

    http://colombopost.net/columns/pot-shots/item/622-multi-million-rupee-watch-collection-for-namal

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      Baby Namal has so many toy watches… wow…

      now that this has come to light… MR would come forward and say that these were gifts from foreign dignitaries for him, which he let Namal use…

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    Knowing your capabilities, please let us know who the ghost writer. Is it GLP or Cabral?,
    You can prove your talent on governance and economics when you make your speech in Parliament. We would like to listen to your speech on the budget in English not Singhalese, for people who do not speak and understand the national language. You can prove your proficiency in the English language by talking without notes written by a ghost writer.

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    Namal pls go hang and die. You dont have a life in Sri Lanka anymore!

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      We dont him to give it up on adding one more to the suicidal rates in the country please, only way out ask him to go for a rehab and get back.

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    Someone commented wondering if DJ wrote this for someone who actually replaced his brother captaining Sri Lanka rugby one time.
    By rule of thumb ruggerites in old colonies are relatively fluent in English as their parents hail fro Anglicised families. This is a cruel exception for Mahinda Rajapaksa though parts of his extended family, notably George Rajapaksa lineage were as Anglicised as one can be in the lost island.

    Dayan Jayatillekaya need not write this perfectly valid arguments from young Namal Rajapaksa who, as circumstances have forced it, has been lucky to be out of the spoilt environment his father had forced him in to.
    Remember the meeting with Gadaffi?
    Remember being splattered with mud by illegally detained human beings in Manik Farm?
    It is all going to flash back at this young obese boy sooner or later and he is either going to end up like a Gautama the Buddha or an extreme addict to a drug or two.
    Leave him alone please.
    Forgive and forget.

    If people need to really care for this baby then they should concentrate on Thaaaththa and Baappa.
    Stuff like the veiled threat Chandrika Kumaratunghe has been repeating in recent times that she knows of deep secrets of Mahinda Rajapaksa that not many know about are important.
    Maybe real Thaaththa of Namal is someone else?
    He sure looks different to Lokka.

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    Erm…You have ghost writers for you now on CT !!
    And because…your father is a rogue ex president? and your family were the biggest rogues,corrupt no money in 2005 and you are but a junior MP and the more days go by people know more about your triad too.

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    I thought the reduction in Kerosine (Boomithel) will benefit beyond the common public and the one time aristocrats like yourself will benefit to refuel your “Boomithel moley” (Kerosine brain) like in that popular baila by Mr. Desmond De Silva. Then again, one may argue that I’m wrong because you do not have brains. Why don’t you use that “Shatakaya” and hang yourself!

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    Does it matter if he voted or not? He is nobody! He will feel the pain if we all ignore him instead of giving publicity for his nefarious activities.

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    Thaththi must have said, Putha, now you have some flimsy little hairs of a moustache, baby fat on the face is beginning to disappear, you are just about to pass your adolescence, we are old and decripit, so we rely on you to fight your corner for the family. Go son, prove yourself is a stateman and the people will be right behind you. Mummy mummy what do you think, which side I vote for?

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    Hey young man! Don’t get dragged into writing to CT! These guys are making you feel important, put you on a ‘PLATFORM’ and are making the cyber society throw brick bats, rotten eggs and tomatoes at you! Unfortunately, your IQ is so low that you stick your neck out since you and your plastic mum feel that you are the rightful heir to the kingdom!! Isn’t it so funny when Basil podi appachchi left you in a lurch which after all you should consider as a blessing since his threat is no longer there!

    Please count the percentage of people who support you on the cyber space before you dream of even considering to contest for the next Presidential election!!. Get Wimal W, LoKu Appachchi(if he is still with you after what happened to Shashi aiya), SB, MAHINDA-ANANDA,if they are cyber literate and fluent in English to write on your behalf. Wimal W is probably an ideal henchman to you (akin to your father who was a henchman to Anura B)
    SUBHA ANAGATHAYAK!
    p’s,
    Please read this and get ready for litigation! The State Vs. Plastic Lawyer podi hamu!
    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/former-law-student-requests-cj-to-disbar-namal-rajapaksa/

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    Sorry I forgot Dayan, Malinda and Thomian Abeynaike!! I just went through the people who supported you ! Only 1/37 (2.7%) Ruwan a great admirer of the Rugby era. Appoint him to the post of adviser Nil Balakaya !!!

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    You headless idiot – Please give up your parliament membership for the benifit of general public and stay home – do not appear on media – you already have made yourself a write off in this country – 100 articles (most probably writen by somebody)in your name will change nothing – You and other idiots and thieves around you had already done enough damage to your father and the country – GO TO HELL – Who told you the crude oil price recently went up drastically – Logic less mutt

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    Namal Rajapakse shows that he is another Con man cheating the voters. He should have talked about the flamboyant life – (expensive wrist watches he was wearing, expensive sports cars th was used drive away from the presidentialpalaces, expensive cars he brothers used to run drag races and so many girl friends that he had) – he lived at the expense of the public money and the destruction (he tried to build a road through the only primary rainforest, sinhaRaja,in Sri lanka, they had car races around the buddhist temple that Sri lankan revere, he acted like expert in every thing when he does not know anything) and there should be many more).

    I hope voters will understand these things and don’t accept that you are as their representative.

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    Namal, the Hora Horny Moron:

    You say you are concerned about the “unsustainable nature of the proposals” in the budget. So you want us to believe that the Rajapakse economy that pillaged the entire country for the last 10 years causing enormous suffering to the poor masses and damaging the prospects of many generations to come is sustainable? Go and tell that to the scoundrels who gave you a law degree.

    You have no shame in protesting the Rs.1 Billion tax imposed on “sports-related television channels.” Why don’t you reveal to the nation that this is the new government’s way of recovering the money that is due to the country that you robbed by grabbing fraudulently the broadcasting rights to cricket games in Sri Lanka using your MaRa family power? And this applies to the existing casinos too. No new casinos are allowed. In the meantime those functioning now have to make a onetime payment to offset the money they have robbed from the people by not paying taxes. You, piece of shit, who gave car rides to rapists and murderers on being released on bail now talking about double standards and ethics.

    You Dickhead, return all the money and assets of the people that you and your family kleptocracy robbed before you open your foul mouth again to utter words written by others you don’t seem to understand. Don’t you understand this is an interim budget until elections are called and a new government is formed in April? And this is not an election gimmick as the relief measures were proposed in the 100-day plan and the people have given the necessary mandate to Maithri.

    Hora Horny Moron, also return your illegal certificate to practice the legal profession in Sri Lanka if you want to remain an M.P. Otherwise wait for the no-confidence motion against you. See you in parliament.

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    It is obvious Namal cannot write like that. Is that his way of trying to make a comeback? Number of comments show him up.Who is the ghost writer? Chari De Silva is a chartered accountant of highest calibre. Pity people like GLP stooped to low levels.
    The more days that pass the more we get to know of Namal and family.I am an expatriate from Sydney and my forte is Cricket and sad that was infiltrated by politicians like Sanath and Nishantha.

    Ranjan Rodrigo Sydney

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