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Resurrect Our Freedom Of Speech And The Rule Of Law

By Jagath Asoka

Dr Jagath Asoka

What will happen to you if you criticize Rajapaksas?

Some Sri Lankans say that they support Rajapaksas because Rajapaksas put an end to terrorism in Sri Lanka. There are others who say, “Look at what  Rajapaksas have done; they have built new roads, airports, harbors, stadiums, and now in twenty minutes we can go to the airport; so, what else do you want from them?” I say to them, “The four Janus-faced stooges—Mahinda, Gotabaya, Basil, and Chamal—have killed your Mother and Father: Freedom of Speech and the Rule of law. The freedom of speech is the Mother of all societies; the rule of law is the Father.

If someone were to murder your parents, what would you do to avenge their murder? I once read an Egyptian story:  They hacked the perpetrator with axes and devoured his heart while he was still alive. I would not have gone that far. I would have tried to resurrect my parents.

As far as I am concerned, we need to resurrect our country’s Parents: Freedom of Speech and the Rule of law. All these tangible things are irrelevant compared to the intangible freedom of speech and the rule of law.  If you are a Sri Lankan, regardless of your ethnic or religious identity, there is one thing that you cannot do in Sri Lanka: You cannot criticize the Janus-faced four stooges who have become the four branches of government. Most people are afraid of these four stooges. These four stooges have become voracious vultures, and they are devouring the corpses of our Mother and Father. Their appetite is insatiable.

Those who try to whitewash the white van syndrome and those who try to mitigate the crimes—rape, torture, and murder—of Rapapaksa regime, they do it for their imaginary gains; not real at all but mostly imaginary, trivial, and illusory. The majority of Sri Lankans live in the villages. Here is an interesting phenomenon: Some Sri Lankan villagers support Rajapaksas because they think Rajapaksas are villagers like them. The phrase “Apae Mahinda (our Mahinda)” originated from this affinity. Let’s have some fun. Instantly, fill in the blank in the following sentence with the word that will make the sentence true: Rajapkasas have —— us.  The word that you pick instantly reveals what you think of these four stooges.

Why are Rajapaksas so scared of criticism? If they are not behind murder, rape, killing, and torture of hapless Sri Lankans, why cannot they face criticism? Because they know that the truth will burn them alive; Sri Lanka does not belong to a family; Sri Lankans cannot be cowed by four stooges and their thugs. Rajapaksas have taken narcissism, solipsism, and skullduggery to new depths. To treat Rajapaksas as if aureoles surround them is freakishly nauseating.

One cannot lose one’s sense of humor even when one is in a place like Sri Lanka. When the stooges say, “We are the ‘Master Family’, the hoi polloi, like parrots, say “Heil Mahinda.” Is that what it means to be a sycophant, a self-seeking servile flatterer, a fawning parasite: A Sri Lankan? Every child of the freedom of speech and the rule of law is dead: All institutions in Sri Lanka reek of corruption; the educated elite are impotent; judiciary has become a paradise for vultures.

Just as mothers give birth to all children, the freedom of speech gives birth to other freedoms. Who is going to resurrect our freedom of speech and the rule of law and crucify the thieves, murderers, and rapists? Your Mother is your god; she is sacred.  Your Father must be omnipotent. You must worship your sacred mother and obey your omnipotent father: Remember the commandments: I am the LORD your God; you shall have no other gods before me; honor thy mother and father, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. And remember the golden words of Theodore Roosevelt: No man is above the law and no man is below it.

This is the time to do something about our Parents’ murder: We must do everything we can to resurrect them. If you are a Tamil, stop dreaming of an Elam because you too have lost your parents. This is not the time to ask for a room in your own house. If I were a Sri Lankan Tamil, I would not ask for a separate country; I want the entire country with equal rights: I do not want just a room in my own house; I want to live in our house with my brothers and sisters.

For thirty years we were scared of bombs, and now we are scared of white vans. The entire country is mum on the subjects of freedom of speech and the rule of law.  I do not see that Sinhala Buddhists are going to resurrect our freedom of speech and establish the rule of law. The rats have become scavengers: the writers are licking lap tops; intelligentsia are drooling over foreign trips and jobs; judges are gorging on lucrative business deals.

Unbeknown to them, the Sinhala Buddhists have lost their Mother and Father. Now, they are scared of white vans. My Tamil, Muslim, and Burgher brothers and sisters, remember the saying in Sinhalese, “Yakada walata gulloh gahala nam, Haal nobala wisikaranda.” (If the bugs have eaten the iron, don’t even look at the rice, just throw it out. This is what has happened to the Sinhala Buddhists (iron). So don’t even look at the rice (Tamils, Muslims, and Burghers.)

The fight is not for a separate room in the house; the goal is to resurrect our Parents. Who has that courage, the courage of Prometheus to wrest our audacity: our fire? Being a god, Prometheus knew his dolorous eternal doom and suffering, his punishment for having stolen fire from Olympus and given it to humankind in defiance of Zeus: Our Prometheus is our conscience—the giver of our audacity. Our conscience must compel us to restore our audacity. Prometheus is chained to a rock where four vultures—Rajapaksa brothers—daily gnaw and tear at his liver every day; Prometheus, there will be no Hercules to release you.  Even the mighty Hercules—the voters of Sri Lanka—is keeping mum.

When we resurrect our freedom of speech and establish the rule of law, the writers who use pseudo names will use their real names. University dons and intelligentsia will turn into vertebrates again; people will use their own names when they comment on articles that they read on this web site. Our freedom of speech gives us the power of gods. When the rule of law is ubiquitous, it is omnipotent.

Most people say they are not interested in politics, and Sri Lanka is fine. Yes, it is fine as long as rape, torture, and murder happen only to your neighbors. It is just business as usual when your neighbors’ kids disappear; when yours disappear, it is murder.  It is not a big deal when your neighbor’s daughter is raped; when yours is raped the perpetrators must be castrated and then burnt alive. When your neighbor’s son is tortured it is for national security; when yours is tortured every single person who is involved must be hacked and their hearts must be devoured while they are alive. Is this the Janus-faced behavior of Buddhists in Sri Lanka?

What is going to be the fate of Sri Lankans? It depends, as Seneca reminded us: “The fates lead him who will; him who won’t they drag.”

This is not about Rajapaksas, Bandaranaikes, Senanayakas, or Premadasas. It is about you. It is about your freedoms. If you live in Sri Lanka, can you honestly tell me that today you can criticize the four stooges? Try it if you dare!

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    Dr. Jagath, I enjoyed very much your article though I am one who doesn’t write under my own name. For fear of the four Janus-faced stooges and their apparatus being the main reason. But yes, it also about me and each one of the citizens of Sri Lanka, to take steps and demand the Resurrection of our Mother and Father. Thanks for remind us our duty,

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      Longa,this doctor character is lying through his teeth.He says that he doesn’t have the freedom to criticize Mahinda,but goes on to criticize him on CT.This doctor character is advised to ply his trade in a country like Saudi Arabia and try his luck.This doctor character is most probably in the pay off of the defeated Tamil terrorists.

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        I wonder whether this doctor character has heard of two blokes going by the names of Snowden and Julian Assange.Most probably NO.

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          Max Silva:
          Have Assange and Snowden been taken away in white vans never to be seen again?

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            They managed to slip through.

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        You are a uneducated,dumb sinhalese who does not have any common sense about freedom. Most of the stooges who want rajavassas are in your catagory.

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          I am sure that the blood thirsty monster Prabakaran gave you a taste of freedom!Damned defeated Tamil terrorists now masquerading as HR activists and journalists.A damn set of born again fraudsters!

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            Max Silva:
            YOU don’t have to be “born again” to be a fraudster.

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          You write like a clown

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        Max or ‘Mad Max’ but you seem to be a Rajapakse lackey. Anyone criticise the Rajapakses they are branded traitors or in the LTTE pay. You forget who has benefited from the LTTE most….LTTE funds in KP’s care, LTTE gold, etc. Have you heard that this booty ever being declared to the State Coffers? So Mad Max, it is no longer the LTTE, the Tamil diaspora that criticise your master but majority of Sri Lankans sinhalese, tamil, muslims, burgers, malay have been cheated of real peace, freedom of speech, economic freedom even after the war won with blood, sweat, tears and tears from paying bloody taxes to feed the insatiable appetite of the Rajapakses.

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          If people are so badly treated,how come Rajapakse wins elections with thumping majorities?Don’t tell me that the elections are manipulated.If so how come the TNA won the NP?The whole problem with you defeated Tamil terrorists is that you all are dreaming of Ealam.Now that your terror machine has been dismantled,go on using blunt weapons such as HR and freedom of speech.A damned set of clowns!

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            Max you Moron,

            It is obvious and that is 20 million of you lot are born RACISTS.

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          Hey,“Max(゜゜)~vol●~* amude Silva

          Max (゜゜)~vol●~* ಠ_ಠ

          “”.A damn set of born again fraudsters!””

          You are Bad Attitude,

          ;^) is nude, rude,! ,ಠ_ಠ T ಠ_ಠ

          Star ☆彡^5 star ☆彡^5 :っ)

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            Javi,whats this crap?Why have they run out of nut tablets at Angoda?

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              Max vol,rocker fart has tickled your booty? :っ);^):っ)

              (o|o) (o|o)”Youth has no age” ☆彡^5

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          James Ingham:
          You are being very unfair to the Rajapaksas, because they are taking back from KP etc. etc. what they gave Prabha to prevent the Tamils from voting for Ranil and defeating MR at that famous Presidential election. If what they have looted from the Tamils since 2009, don’t forget that they have to collect their usual commissions on such transactions (in foreign currencies)

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        That is what I was thinking too.

        HE says there is no freedom of writing.

        then what he is doing here ?

        HE is not one who worked hard to his doctorate because he was really intelligent.

        HE is one who went to university, foreign scholarships to attend university, because of the politic pull.

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          Mada MAX,= Jin soththy = Ruwhan Ferdi= Jarpassa Paid Jak ass

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        He can write freely only in CT because the goons don’t read CT

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          Aren’t there any goons at Dematagoda?

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        Ofcourse to the likes of you, any critics of Rajapaksa Sinhala fascism is a terrorist, Tamil, foreign conspirator, ngo , Sinhalese who has been bought etc…

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          Pl correct.Not terrorists but Defeated Terrorists.

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        Max you Moron,

        Saudi Arabia is worse. Just ask your friend Fat ” Mama” Fuk U Shima SHE/HE will tell you that Sri Lankan Wahabis are treated as slaves in Saudi

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      Dr Jagath Asoka,

      “What will happen to you if you criticize Rajapaksas?”

      Alternate view from Ven. Thero quoted by Mawran, as to MR contribution, and the contribution of others.

      “Watch this to understand who he really is, based on facts, although it sound political bias. The real story.”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U6CcjOSlTo

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      Dr Jagath, what were you doing during the 20/30 years of LTTE terrorism! The Rajapakse,s are the one’s who are alleged to have committed war crimes not all Sri Lankans, specially not the likes of you who have very short memory. Name the politicians in the world who are not accused on wild allegations of so called journalists who are their to earn their crust.

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    Dr. You make pertinent point which most citizens are blinded to. A Colombo socialiite was heard to say “why should we bother men, we have our assets overseas we enjoy the luxury of highways today let the poor buggar foot the bill ” . This is the attitude that the four thugs have very successfully created in the psyche of the Sri Lankan. The arrogance of the brothers bears no limits. When questioned about the massive cost at which the Katunayake highway was constructed the younger sibbling Basil was heard saying ” we do it our way, if you don’t like it take the highway ” . Yes Dr. You can’t be more correct when you say that no one can even raise a concern let alone criticise. If the citizens want to head towards an abyss that they will never come out of so be it. We are a country that never learns. We keep silent when colossal waste of money takes place and as reported in the news papers one third of school children do not have toilet facilities while 54 super luxury Mercedes Benzs the latest mind you are imported on the pretext of the commonwealth summit when these heads of states travel in normal vehicles in their country. Prince William drove his wife and child in their Land Rover while our prince finds land rovers below his status while thousands of children do not have a basic need when they attend school. The war is over but the leader of the thugs allocates the highest expenditure on defense !!! This is the lunacy that we are caught in today.

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      Actually, the country should have enough vehicles appropriate to the summit. Additional purchase of vehicles could have been put off. I really dont think any other developing nations would do the same if they were the ones to host the summit. Priorities of the current thieves in SL seem to be showing off on tax payers funds. This will be one of the key questions by attendees of the summit. Uk is currently a sinking ship, they would raise the question, how can a poor country like SL afford to purchase those vehicles. In a round way, these are through the funds that world banks allocated the benefit of the poor of the poor countries.

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        Who is the politicians who is there not to make money and make his family rich and well to do at the expense of the poor people.

        JR Jayawardane began it. Since then every president and every minister have done that

        Only way to solve that is not the way Back -dated legislation in Sri Lanka to capture thieves.

        Sri Lanka is a country where lot of special interest groups scream to have their way.

        Jagath is no different. He began ridiculing Buddhism. Now he focuses on Rajapakses. That is the common objectives of all the special interest groups.

        Rajapskes, Sinhala buddhists, BBS and Ravana Balaya are their focus.

        Because, the church works as Human rights groups, youth organizations and every other organization on earth that can be used to spread their faith.

        Jagath is now a a human rights activist. Probably he is getting funds via Christian organization from western funds.

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          So since other politicians did it/ do it and have done in the past, Sri lanka should put up with corruption indefinitely. By this logic, there can never be a progression towards a more equitable nation.

          What would the US be like if pre-Civil rights era White leaders claimed segregation and discrimination should remain as that’s how it has always been.

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          JiN Soththy, Aka Ruhuwan Ferdinodas;

          “Who is the politicians who is there not to make money and make his family rich and well to do at the expense of the poor people”.

          Why?.so much puss?
          You do not know?.

          This your Sponsor, F king MHINDA Jarapassa and His Jarapassa Family Never ever take a red cent from any body, and
          they are an example to the world as Non looting, Law abiding BEST Educated, and most religious Presdential families of the entire world.

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    Great Article .. Malinda S your comments on this please

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    Dr. Jagath, I know only a few people who like to take the bull by horn at the moment and you are one of them. This article reveals much of the wrath we all have toward the regime, and we share you ideas wholeheartedly. For the ordinary people the truth is always something given by the state media, or truth never matters for them as they struggle for survival of their families,children and against mounting COL. Freedom for them is something secondary. It should be the people who belong to intelligentsia, intellectuals, journalists, opinion makers who should fight the injustice in the realm of ideas and you have shown you are cable of that. Thank you..

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      Dr Jagath asks from Us, the poor people of sri lanka.

      “If you live in Sri Lanka, can you honestly tell me that today you can criticize the four stooges? Try it if you dare”!.

      No way sir!, NO WAY!.
      We live in Sri lanka
      BUT
      We canot raise any voices,
      As they have their Uneducated, Money loving Rapist, torturing goons around them to stop any oppositions .
      They take revenge from us for any objections,
      See what will happen to Casino Act and SAMPOOR COAL POWER PLANT Agreements.

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    Doctor, You are brave man, But be careful GOTA’s goons will be at your doorstep anymoment. MR death will be by their own Sinhala people one day, we wait for it. De Ja Vu where are you ?

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    top class

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    Does this “Janus” live in Srilanka?.

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      KA Sumanawties;

      Hats off to Mr Jagath ,

      Kas KASmna,

      Take care of your u wears,
      With you and your 4 Bosses there are Janus,
      Others are scavengers, go licking your bosses Asses.

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      why? so we can find his body washing up in dehiwala?

      see, by making these little comments to try and prove some vague point about patriotism or whatever the hell it is you’re trying to do, you end up proving the man’s point for him.

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    A very correct and well written article.It is a shame that our people are so blind that they do not see this.Most of our people are living in a dream land,when will they awake.

    The other day Harsha made a very powerful speech in parliament it is on face book and well worth listening to.

    I wonder when we will see sanity in our country.

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    Only ColomboTelgraph can publish these types of articles.
    All other main and opposition news media in Sri Lanka had been bought over by UPFA government.

    Jagath take care, they may send a white van.

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    carcasses theory

    when lion killed a animal, all the other hyenas, maggots, vultures etc attract the carcasses and live with it , if someone try to remove this carcasses then all this hyenas, parasite ,vultures will attack the person who try to remove the carcasses

    same theory apply here , when war is on all the journos ,politions,NGO, human right people will live and survive on war , Mr Rajapakse stop the war therefore all those vultures ,journos will attack Mahinda Jajapakse

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      Why don’t you take head on the accusations on the article? The Dr did not beat around the bush; he has articulated everything in plain English language; why not take him apart with your empirical analytical skills with your misguided truth?

      Instead, you came up with an empty rhetoric with a misplaced metaphor!

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        I know truth hurts

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      Ruwaan ferdindas.

      All the Rajapassa hyenas,Rajpassa maggots, Rajpassa vultures of hamba thota clan and rapists and goons thrived on the war and became super rich with Tsunami funds Looting also.
      and people thought the Rajapassa hyenas,Rajpassa maggots, Rajpassa vultures of hamba thota clan rapists and goons will stop looting and raping the People and their coffers.
      But theory did not change, it never happened , only accelerated the looting system.
      Daddies, sonnaboys and kudu / rapists clan and started with play boy/ prostitution style.
      So How to Resurrect Our Freedom Of Speech And The Rule Of Law with stupid morons.

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    A voice of many who dare not,articulated by Dr. Jagath Asoka with finesse, feeling and fire.

    “If you are a Tamil, stop dreaming of an Elam because you too have lost your parents. This is not the time to ask for a room in your own house. If I were a Sri Lankan Tamil, I would not ask for a separate country; I want the entire country with equal rights: I do not want just a room in my own house; I want to live in our house with my brothers and sisters.”

    I concur while adding that we should also get the ‘Food’ available, distributed equitably among those living in the house. The ‘Father’ and ‘Mother’ would ensure this happens. The dining table should be big enough to seat us all, within reach of the food laid out. The ‘Sick and the weak’ should be spoon fed in their rooms.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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    Freedom of speech and Rule of Law,in combination is the life breath of a free people.When that is stifled the people will one day stop breathing and suffocate.This is now happening in our so called paradise island. What are we going to do about this situation?
    First of all this article should be given much prominence in all languages spoken by the people in this country to have them start thinking.
    Once the thought of freeing themselves from the cul-de-sac of religious and racial differences permeate their minds, they will surely resolve to act.

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    Jagath Asoka,
    I live in a small village near Horana. For that reason, I could assume that I am one of the villages who live among the majority. I often visit funeral, and dana houses but I’ve never heard anyone in my village say, “Heil Mahinda” leave out your other imagined waffle. Neither do we experience “murder, rape, killing, and torture” that you’re crying about here.

    I say you must be a freak or a paranoid to write, “Most people are afraid of these four stooges [Rajapakses]”. Everyday we read Man-gala, Herath, Fonseka and et al telling all sorts of things against MR and his government. Of late, Chamal Rajapakse had opened a large TV screen in the parliament grounds where anyone could watch what UNP, JVP and TNA guys say about Rajapakses. Hardly an act it they want to suppress ‘freedom of speech’.

    I am an admirer of the American constitution and its founding forefathers. Agreed as Roosevelt said “No man is above the law and no man is below it.” But Obama is snooping into phone calls, sms and e mail messages of not just every US citizen but the leaders of friendly countries as well. Then again, those, I suppose are occupational hazards of being Presidents for they have to make sure their countries are kept safe for all citizens. I am sure, you evangelist WOGs would understand the need for for the US to do all types of crimes including drone attacks on civilians but you wanted Sri Lanka to tame suicide jacketed terrorists with popcorns.

    We have had frequent elections throughout Sri Lanka under the watchful eye of many a international observer. They have endorsed those elections were free and fair. If your writing has even a bit of a truth MR’s party should have lost all those elections. But MR’s party won them all but the one that held in the racist NP.

    You’re wrong, most people do not say “they are not interested in politics.” Everyone of them talk about politics and participate in general elections. It is the PC that we are least interested.

    I must say, we hardly hear rape, torture, and murder happen to our neighbors these days. We do not hear any of Sri Lanka kids being disappeared either. That was when Pirapakaran was having his child brigade and suicide brigade, and when UNP and JVP had gone berserk killing university students as if they were in a contest. Nowadays we read in the press and hear in the tv all that and more things like shootings in schools in the US, and rapes in India, and gasing in Syria, car blasts in Iraq and etc. As for us, thanks for Rajapakses, we enjoy absolute peace and tranquility since May 19th 2009.

    Where do you live stupid?

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      You reveal here that you are the former Leela – LEE potter man. Horana area is known to me from former Mr Hettiarachi (district minister). I hope not your physical existence could make the way for many to become more corrupted there. Wherever you are the area should be very stinky, because your thoughts and minds as far as we are informed are far from the basics.

      We the ones who fight for human rights commend the Dr. Asoka being fearless opening the eyes of masses, masses that stay so blind being unable to do their part.

      His articles are the best so far apart from unique lady Tisaranee Gun.

      I am so happy having being able to see the most essential issue of the country being address by Dr. Asoka. Thanks millions. May our stupid folks be awakened by this kind of awareness articles.

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        He also writer as Patriot.

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        Dream on you jealous one track minded pauper, but I have been living in a large house with all the comfort in this estate for more than three decades now.

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          So, you are the Appu in the estate bungalow :)

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            Banda, Patriot, Leela all is one single man who seems to have not yet grasped the basics of this life. Good and bad, lawful and criminal, justice and injustice – these words are important to us but not to the ilk that Leela represents.
            I have no idea these kind of people would end up. This is the problem that we have in our society today.

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      Banda ….. if that is your real name (presumably not)please take your head out of your butt.

      No rape, murder, torture in Sri Lanka ? Where do you live ? Must be on another planet ! What a moron !!!

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        For yours and other^s knowledge.

        Banda is former Leela who ran illegal fradulent million worth business and abused the funds of poor customers.

        He is being paid by MR regime to have worked on Web – as salvage person to MR.

        This man is said to have got a PhD from the UK, decades ago, it should be addressed on Theology and the related areas – you may notice him chasing out the muslim srilankens whatever the topic they address on and out of CT platforms

        This man is said to be around 70 years now, but behave as if he is born yesterday.

        As it is the case with MR and other Rajaspkehs, Banda seems to have no respect and dignity of the life. So, he does not care about current srilanka where lawlessness is governing. So he would bring any kind of far distant views through his comments.

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      Banda, if you say “We enjoy absolute peace and tranquility since May 19th 2009”. then you are nothing but a frog in the well.

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      These are people who are convinced of their own importance you expect high positions , and when they dont get them because they go to somebody else this is how they react .

      This fool is writing on the Colombo telegraph that despite all the drama is still not blocked in Sri Lanka . and if you dont believe me see the ips from which I posted till the 23rd of Oct .

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        Fool Abhaya, Colombo Telegraph is blocked in SL man/woman –

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          how ? I was in SL for a month using SLT broadband and I got on it with no issues . pretty much every day . what are you fools doing to get blocked .

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            I was recently in SL for a year, CT was not blocked most of the time but a few months back it was blocked.
            In any case, both Sri Lanka Guardian and Lanka Standard are blocked; so Rajapaksa government does block news sites critical of them.

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      Remember McCarthyism.

      NOW it is all over again.

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        You mean like how people like you brand every critic of GOSL as Tamils, Terrorists, Foreign NGOs , Christian Missionaries etc…

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      Banda,

      I understand most of the criticism directed at MR and rajapakses by this author is not 100% correct. As he is in abroad he gets infor on Sl from media like colombo telegraph and other international media. It is not 100% the correct picture. There are many other things in the reality.

      But you cannot completely reject what he says. There is some truth in what he says many of rajapakse fans and rajapakses themselves dont understand. If they dont correct themselves they too are destroying themselves while destroying the country.

      I will divide the critics of MR into two.

      1. Those criticis MR for winning the war and defeating tiger terrorism. These are mainly Eelamists and just want to seek revenge. These people LIKE TO see MR making more and more mistakes and to see SL going down the road. These people’s complaints are genocides, ethnic cleansing which has no basis.

      2. Other group criticise MR for,
      i. Not giving a proper political solution for tamils and failing to identify the multi ethnic character in SL and helping/ignoring Sinhala Buddhist racist elements.

      ii. The way MR destroys the judiciary of SL. Judiciary is one pillar of democracy. Executive should not control judiciary. but MR has made judiciary a slave of executive. Though he does not understand this is a BIG mistake he made that has had very bad implications on him and SL as a whole.

      iii. Nepotism – all the top positions in SL are given to Rajapakse yes men. There is an obvious rajapaksation of sri lanka at all levels. for example speaker is a rajapakse, important ministries are held by rajapakses. Isnt that wrong? even gov institutions like Sri Lankan airlines has a chairman who is a relative of MR. That is the same everywhere. even the religous places like Kataragama is not left untouched. Why? The rajapakse yes men in these positions do EVERY BAD thing because they are sure they wont have to account for what they do.

      iv. Lack of law and order – If you are living in SL you must know my now to what an extent law and order has deterirated in SL.
      why is nt MR punishing murderer’s of Kurram Sheikh?
      why isnt MR punishing those who responsible in Noori terror and even the minister responsible for it?
      why isnt law working for all the PS chairmen of UPFA? what about the Akuressa rape case?
      what about the Kahawatta killings?
      what about the Maithreepala’s son assaulting another one at beach?
      where is the JUSTICE?
      why is he protecting Duminda Silva even after it is obvious he killed a person in broad day light?
      why is gov not acting on BBS on the cases where they had attacked places of other religion and even shops?

      The reality in SL is even if someone connected to rajapakse or even gov come and kill a person in broad day light they wont be persecuted. So this author isnt completely wrong!

      v. What about corruption? The total bad economic polycing? what do say to that?

      I belong to the second category of MR critics. The reason there is a 2nd category is they are the real patriots in this country. We want MR to go in the correct path. The problem is he is not!
      It is MR’s own stupidity and country’s unfortune that they do not listen to the critics in 2nd category. we criticise because of a reason.

      please answer

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      Let me call you [Edited out] Banda. [Edited out] Bandas of yore did similar throat cutting to the Sinhalaese centuries ago

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    Another valid case for the resurrection of the two parents and the related uncles and aunties in order to revive productive economic development and real growth,

    “Thus, Indra-ratna’s prescription for the national economy to generate sustainable growth was based on cutting down the consumption expenditure of the government by reducing “waste, corruption, and ostentation of the public sector” and “improvement in the management and the productive efficiency of the public sector institutions” on the domestic side and encouraging non-debt foreign direct investments or FDIs on the external side.

    But for Sri Lanka to attract FDIs, says Indraratna that just peace and law and order are not sufficient. In addition, the country should have good governance, rule of law, right to information, efficient, honest and independent public sector institutions, enlightened free media and simple rules and procedures in customs and immigration. Without these essential requirements in place, the country will have to forget about the attainment of the sustainable growth in the long run. ( Dr.W.A. Wijewardene quotinf Profr. A.D.V. de S. Indraratne – http://colombotelegraph.com/index.php/way-forward-for-sustained growth/.)

    Dr.RN

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    I can’t agree with Jagath, because you can’t blame Rajapakses for all this. Siri Lankan started gradually killing their so called mother and farther after SUUDA left the country. Because of modern information technologies, we may feel Rajapakses doing worse than others. But Pramadasas, Bandaranayakes did theIr best to strangle throats of our mother and father.. And we have not realised how important our mother and father were (are?)

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      If you are honest to you – you should. As any common being out of lanken society will have to agree. Since 2009, we have not fought a war within the country. MR has had enough time to reinforce rule of law systems – if he focused on it giving this priority, to the same degree of holding election for consolidation of their future.

      Ask young generations whether they would agree with MR to the manner impeachment process was carriet out with the unanimous approval of MR ?

      Ask young generations through radio senders or other media institutions, calling perhaps sms questionaires, whehter they feel the country hold proper crime investigations for any criminals cases today in the country.

      Ask young gneerations whether they would agree with the manner the state authorities (prosecutors) handles – until last month, the british murder crime investigation. Why the DNA test took 18 months instead 18 hours ?

      Ask the young generations whether the murder case in which Baratha was killed by Duminda (to everyone s eye ) or by GOVT per se, was properly investigated… and head injuries of Duminda was the reality – as publicly shown on the LOCAL tv screens, truly abusing the approbation of medical and law professions.

      Ask MERVIN and other ministers and their inhuman activiites to the own citizentry have properly been addressed, if yes, why Mervin stay free eventhough being accused to have killed WARAGODA MP.

      Ask whehter the PRESIDENT remember, the shouts that Waragoda helpless people made in his presence to that funeral on that day

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      Well we are sick and tired of people giving excuses to defend corrupt leaders giving examples from 80’s 60’s 40’s 20’s.

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    This fellow not a sinhalese buddhist. This fellow some kind of gay american. Not born in Sri Lanka. Not have sinhala buddhist parents who beat him up.Badfly brought up brat. Ignore him.

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      You are not only a racist but also a homophobic! So according to you a Sinhala Buddhist cannot criticise the King Mahendra Percy!How sad!

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        So what? Who is not a racist here? The national policy is to kill all the tamils so who the hell are you to talk about racism? If you are not a racist then it is time for you to get out of here. Sri Lanka is only for racists and racists do not like homosexuals either. So if you are one of these gay anti racist human rights types then please get out of this country before you have to be thrown out ok!

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      You should be well informed, Gay paradise for the Europeans tourists have long been your motherland. Thailand is for female, sri lanka is for male. There are many puk kollas – beach boys that have come to europe to parasite those tourists. Now with introduction high casino deals waiting gay males and female prostitution to be legalized soon. May be they will start from your family members – you would hardly be able to deny them because only their voice is counted _ I have to laugh from my backside you idiot:(

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        Since you are so preoccupied with your backside to the point of using it to laugh from and maybe eat from too, you may be one of these backside loving people who you talk about. Let us get one thing very clear and that is Sinhala Buddists do not have sex you know this nonsense that is all over the movies. Sinhala Buddhists are not animals.Can you even imagine a sinhala buddhist having sex? Stop talking nonsense.

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      crazyoldmansl – Do you know that from time immemorial the the men in swafron, who you goats worship and licked their legs and t..ls, raped buggered sri lanka men and women and our grass eating goats liked it.What has Asoka’s religion got to do with this article.Did the B/priests a… f… you? Enjoyed it?

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        You are talking nonsense. Can you provide one shred of evidence that the Buddhist monks kept small sinhalese boys in their temples purely for the purpose of sexually abusing them? Sinhala Buddhists do not have sex like you perverted white men in black skins.

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    Jagath@

    truly the best article I have got to read all these days. This kind of writing can undoubtedly open the eyes of thousands. I wish you could pass the translated (into Sinhala and Tamil) versions within local media, if at all chances are there.
    You have articulated it to the top as everyone gets the message.
    All gods should protect you from all evils.

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      sure keep applauding . Even there is very little truth to the claim .there are quite a few authors who write semi truthful articles about the Rajapaksaa on Colombo telegraph who dont bother to hide their identity .

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      Just like writer Jagath this man Dun too hate Rajapakses so much he is blind for all the on going development in this country. Fortunately, the vast majority of us do not believe the lies and fabrications they and other gossip mongers disseminate through web sites, news print and journals.

      Today, we have taken for granted that we can leave home in the morning and come back in the evening in one peace. Tourists take the liberty to travel the breadth and the width of the country day and night. None face roadblocks or identity checking. We who live in this country want to keep it that way. That’s why, by far the most people vote for nominees of Rajapakse throughout Sri Lanka bar those who seek to establish bantuland in the North.

      Voters in this country are not born again evangelists. They still remember very well how Indian parippu, pseudo peace agreements and peace thavalams by avalams led the terrorists to continue their separatist war for 30 long years. They still remember how suicide bombers blasted themselves in our buses, trains and public places to kill and maim the young, the old and the sick. They still remember how terrorists shot and killed monks and pilgrims. They still remember how they shot unarmed PCs. No wonder they do not want even Velu’s ghost to reappear anywhere in this island in any form.

      White vans are everywhere in the country. Some of it may have been used by criminal elements to kidnap people and extort money or even kill people on contract. There were greeze-yaka, and other phenomenon too. There had been rape and killings by a political goons as well. May be, those villains were living with violent war mentality. But today, such things have receded to a great extent. We are certainly better off than the neocon induce peace and democracy in Iraq.

      Gang violence and random shooting in the US is a daily occurrence. Often, we hear school boys there go shooting spree. Only the other day that a Sri Lankan pizza delivery man was stabbed to death and left to die in a lay-by in the UK. Whether it’s a job by white supremacist BNP thugs or by some other gang we are yet to find out. Anyway, gang rapes are a common occurrence in India. Muslims have burned many Coptic churches in Egypt. Muslims hate killing of other religious followers is a common thing in many countries. But nowhere had they lain blame on the that countries President. Yet this writer accuses our President as if bad happens only in Sri Lanka and under his watch. What a mad fellow.

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        Patriot,

        I understand most of the criticism directed at MR and rajapakses by this author is not 100% correct. As he is in abroad he gets infor on Sl from media like colombo telegraph and other international media. It is not 100% the correct picture. There are many other things in the reality.

        But you cannot completely reject what he says. There is some truth in what he says many of rajapakse fans and rajapakses themselves dont understand. If they dont correct themselves they too are destroying themselves while destroying the country.

        I will divide the critics of MR into two.

        1. Those criticis MR for winning the war and defeating tiger terrorism. These are mainly Eelamists and just want to seek revenge. These people LIKE TO see MR making more and more mistakes and to see SL going down the road. These people’s complaints are genocides, ethnic cleansing which has no basis.

        2. Other group criticise MR for,
        i. Not giving a proper political solution for tamils and failing to identify the multi ethnic character in SL and helping/ignoring Sinhala Buddhist racist elements.

        ii. The way MR destroys the judiciary of SL. Judiciary is one pillar of democracy. Executive should not control judiciary. but MR has made judiciary a slave of executive. Though he does not understand this is a BIG mistake he made that has had very bad implications on him and SL as a whole.

        iii. Nepotism – all the top positions in SL are given to Rajapakse yes men. There is an obvious rajapaksation of sri lanka at all levels. for example speaker is a rajapakse, important ministries are held by rajapakses. Isnt that wrong? even gov institutions like Sri Lankan airlines has a chairman who is a relative of MR. That is the same everywhere. even the religous places like Kataragama is not left untouched. Why? The rajapakse yes men in these positions do EVERY BAD thing because they are sure they wont have to account for what they do.

        iv. Lack of law and order – If you are living in SL you must know my now to what an extent law and order has deterirated in SL.
        why is nt MR punishing murderer’s of Kurram Sheikh?
        why isnt MR punishing those who responsible in Noori terror and even the minister responsible for it?
        why isnt law working for all the PS chairmen of UPFA? what about the Akuressa rape case?
        what about the Kahawatta killings?
        what about the Maithreepala’s son assaulting another one at beach?
        where is the JUSTICE?
        why is he protecting Duminda Silva even after it is obvious he killed a person in broad day light?
        why is gov not acting on BBS on the cases where they had attacked places of other religion and even shops?

        The reality in SL is even if someone connected to rajapakse or even gov come and kill a person in broad day light they wont be persecuted. So this author isnt completely wrong!

        v. What about corruption? The total bad economic polycing? what do say to that?

        I belong to the second category of MR critics. The reason there is a 2nd category is they are the real patriots in this country. We want MR to go in the correct path. The problem is he is not!
        It is MR’s own stupidity and country’s unfortune that they do not listen to the critics in 2nd category. we criticise because of a reason.

        please answer

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          He would not answer to that.

          That is how he has been. Banda /Patriot are kuliyata kahina henchmen of MR administration. For them, even if their wives would have taken away by Rajapaksha, they would stay as if they did grasp the realities.

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          Sach, you have detailed it out – all the worries that we bear in terms of the lack of law and order in the country today.

          You raise it why the British tourist murder investigation is being carried out – RAJAPAKSE manner… ?

          I raise it again – the head injuries that Duminda was reported to have were meeting with medical source data – we want this to be verified. We – means the right thinking, law respecting community of sri lanka. Latter seems to a sizable community but their voice remain hidden due to the prevailing brutal administration in SL today.

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    Dr Jagath, Great Article which you have brought to the attention
    of decent Sri Lankans and you have articulated to the top that gets
    the message across.

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      This was the key issue that I have always been raising… Dr. Asoka has articulated meeting with mine. I am very thankful to him. His is veryy understandable to the many. I wonder what that DJ would say to this kind of articles. Malinda the snob would say nothing but stay hell bent, I really wanne to know what those public men would feel after reading this curent article.

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    Great article.Every word is true. I cannot understand why the common wealth clowns cannot understand the reality of Sri Lanka.

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    Why does this happens always in Sri Lanka. Beucase stupid sinhalese idiots are greedy and always they take the easy route to earn thier money. By becoming politicians to rob to feed generations. Premadasa, Chandrika and all rajavassa and close associates are robbing. Worse robbers are the rajavassas.

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    Quote “Resurrect Our Freedom Of Sp”
    It happens everyday in the CT column………….In the news media and in the electronic media.
    What do you expect Doctor??
    I see criticism in many blogs and in the news media and Dr. Harsha De Silva yells blue murder day in and day out in the parliament.
    So what you say?

    Seeking cheap publicity & hope the Doctorrate was equally cheap.

    It was Obama who curtailed Merkels & 35 + other European leaders speeches & not Rajapassa.
    Dr. You are barking up the wrong tree.

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      ” It was Obama who curtailed Merkels & 35 + other European leaders speeches & not Rajapassa. “

      Obama did no such thing; it was the NSA and they snooped on Merkel and other Euro leaders, they didn’t curtail these leaders’ freedom of speech.
      Do you know the difference between listening in on someone and curtailing their freedom of speech.

      Moot point really as this news site and the posters here are Sri Lankans concerned about matters in Sl, so what has Merkel or the price of tea in China got to do with the subject at hand. Ofcourse we both know you were just attempting to deflect the criticism of MR.

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    The seminar organized by the Free Media Movement for Journalists at Renuka Hotel today was raided by the immigration officers along with CID in civil numbering 15.Two of the Australian ladies who are friends of some of the journalists had come there to see them and waited for a while.The officers have demanded for their pass ports to inspect the purpose of their visit and later took them out of the venue for further questioning.

    The meaning of this act was that the foreign friends of Mara and his family and coolies including Casino Kings can visit Sri Lanka at any time and even organize Dane to Buddhist priests but the friends of the journalists cannot meet without the permission of GOTABAYa the Defense Secretary and the brother of MARA.This shows clearly the status of rule of law and the transparency of MARAs regime.It is a damn disgrace to the nation.

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      Free media movement is another special interest group which there to destroy the Sinhale.

      All these people are trying to establish a new civilization in Sri Lanka.

      Jagath Asoka talk about freedom of speech and rule of law.

      BUT he does not talk about his DISHONESTY, LACK OF INTEGRITY

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    THIS SEMINAR WAS ON THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION.

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    The Rule of law does not exist.The President has brought the Attorney Generals dept under him and has abused it to prosecute his opponents and favour his supporters.Presedential pardon have been given to Thondman in contempt chagres in the Nuwara Eliya courts.A ministers wife from the Puttalam district who murdered the mistress was granted a pardon.The Presedential candidate was imprisoned on false charges and the Chief Justice was removed from office by illegal means.Those who are critical of Dr Jagath’s article should examine thier conscience and hope they or thier kith and Kin will not some day pay for being in denial of the true state of affairs under the present regime.

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    Jagath Asoka:

    One good suggestion as some Cult – christians do, think about drinking of poison and moving your spirit to another plant where you have all these amenities.

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      Poor JimSOFTy, all your comments are sad and not worth a penny.

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    You call them the four stooges but this is unfair. Press regulation, politicizing the courts, police brutality, nepotism were there long ago from 1815 to 1948 (while the British taught us democracy) and under Mrs B, JR, Premadasa etc. It is not right to blame the present Government alone for all this.

    It may be that the present Government has taken these things to new heights but do not forget that there is such a thing as a General Election.

    Even if the election is flawed, the majority of citizens can vote the Government out of power if they are dissatisfied. Even the Tamils of the North and East can vote as VP is not there (thanks to MR& GR) to hold guns to their heads. It is true that there is violence at election time and ballot boxes are stuffed but this has always been the case. (That is apart from the time when the great democratic UNP scrapped the due General Election as they were afraid of losing!)

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    Poor Pizza Delivery Boy from Piliyandalla was lying dead on the footpath in a leafy suburb of Sheffield.

    This boy didn’t have any weapons training, Neither he was a Ninja.

    He was just delivering pizza to earn a few crumbs to pay back the parents who most probably pawned their jewellery to send the son to get a British education.

    Would the Janus faced followers here and their same faced operatives in High Profile positions amidst the Cosmopolitan Intelligentsia raise the fate of this poor Pizza boy when, the their leader make his much anticipated grand entry to lambast Rajapaksa along the same lines peddled here by the Janus. Faced Dr Dais?.

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    Freedom of expression should be protected at all cost.

    But NEVER let it be used for Tamil Elam and other junk. Then the freedom to kill Indian language speakers should follow. Not one without the other!

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      You contradict yourself, and clearly don’t support freedom of speech because you want to ban unpopular speech.

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    Dr Jagath Asoka,

    You have been taken in lock stock and barrel by the Western standards of subterfuge. If you take a closer look at the inner machinations of your so called great democracy, you will find more holes than what you are trying to find in present day Sri Lanka – I assure you.

    We have not killed our Mother and Father: Freedom of Speech and the Rule of law. They coexist within our society in our own way.

    Unlike in your adopted country where private media totally econtrols public opinion we are much more balanced even in these trying days.

    Murder, rape and arson, or crime in every other sphere is much better per capita in Sri Lanka compared with your adopted so called great Yankee country. Look at the stats Dr Jagath.

    Come, come Dr Jagath, whatever the family of Rajapaksa’s maybe, they are not stooges by any means. This country that has known nothing but severe trauma since independance, and just waking up from a devastating divisive war and well on its way to normalcy, thanks to the Rajapaksas. For the first time we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Try finding another analogy, but definitely not ‘stooge’.

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      BBS Rapper,

      What you say about Murder , Rape Arson and Crime might happen in every part of the World and that is why we have a Court Of Law. Not Sri Lankan Court of Law which doesnt exist. I am talking about the International Court Of Law.
      I am sure you have heard about the latest Channel 4 Video showing the Gruesome detail of the Killing of a Young Girl which the GOSL has brushed aside as fake and no doubt you take the same view. But even you I am sure will admit that Sinhala Lanka has up to been able to take cover from the support of India but things have now changed.
      If one assumes that Mr.Chithamparam ( The Finance Minister) speaks for the Government of India then the omen is not very Good. Sinhala Lanka says the Channel 4 Clip is a Bollywood Thriller but Mr.Chithamparam disagrees and says it is genuine and has asked GOSL to Investigate. I am sure you know where things are heading.

      1) GOSL will refuse to hold an inquiry for fear of being found out.
      2) At the next meeting of the UN in March Mrs.Pillai has alraedy served notice of things to come.
      3) Being an election year India will this time support the call for an Inquiry.
      4) The Count Down for MR to be Indicted to the HAGUE will begin and following the Election of BJP it will be just a formality. For your information Russia has already told Sinhala Lanka to work with India.
      5) Then again who knows China The Greatest Power the World has ever seen with their Dodgy Goods ( Like Nochilaicholai Power Plant) might send an Armada of Warships to help MR. The Sinhala Nation of which you are proud of will live to fight another day but I am sure Lord Buddha will pass Judgment.

      The World history is littered with the fate of the following a few to mention.

      Hitler
      Milosevi
      Sadam

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