25 February, 2018

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Rosy Throws Bomb At Unity Government As Well As ‘Devolution’

The Mayoral candidate for Colombo of the United National Party (UNP) Rosy Senanayake, by stating that the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) cannot function without the Central Government has brought into question the much-talked of unity of the ‘Unity Government’ while throwing potential voters in a dilemma.

She told Daily Mirror: “For the past 25 years we couldn’t do much in the city simply because the central government was not from the party. Colombo has been a UNP stronghold and it is our heart but we have received step-motherly treatment.”

Although the Central Government is made of both the UNP and the SLFP (Sri Lanka Freedom Party) the two parties are contesting separately in the forthcoming local government elections. As such the veiled call to vote for the party in power puts the voter in a quandary.

On the other hand, the claim has ideological and political implications that would confuse supporters of the Yahapalana Regime.

For example, since her party as well as its principal coalition partner, the SLFP, led by President Maithripala Sirisena, have pledged to devolve power in order to obtain reconciliation, unity and peace, her claim essentially maintains that devolution of any power is untenable unless those in peripheral entities are aligned with the centre politically.

Thus, the Northern Provincial Council cannot effectively function according to her logic unless it is controlled directly or through proxy by the UNP-SLFP. If the voter is required to vote for the party or parties in power for effective administration, devolution is rendered a non-starter.

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    the lady would not have meant all these things. why we impose some philosophies of devolution on her.
    -dayal .

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    Colombo needs youth faces. Milinda Rajapakshe will surely be uplift Colombo. Unfortunately, “kolombians” in the city of Colombo and the “kepuwath-kola-type” folks in Colombo will not give him a chance. They never want to come out from their own pit. Eg. Gota did a massive service to Colombo than any other mayoral or general candidate but most of the lumpan dwellers in Colombo city wont appreciate what he did. Thats the sad truth about the voting pattern in Colombo city limits.

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      max – Mad max, don’t you know what the Rajafucksha clan did, amongst other things?

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        KS,
        The Rajapakses even ran road races with imported racing cars in Colombo and Kandy.
        This has never happened in the capital city of any other country.

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        Aunty Kamalawathie Sameer, thank you for proving, your are a prominent member of “lumpan dwellers” – the tragedy of Colombo city.

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          max

          As a member of Sinhala/Buddhist fascist aren’t you going to defend the super smart ass patriot Priyankara Fernando?

          Go on be a man, defend him, Ranil and Sirisena are right behind you.

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    Rosy is probably widening her mouth too to keep in line with her GROWTH.

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    rosy may look a bomb but she cannot throw one
    if she becomes mayor plenty of bombs will be thrown at her the cmc being the hellhole it is

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    All Sinhalese should vote for Rosy. We do not want another minority.

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      All voters be aware of this lady, she’s very dangerous to country, specially to Buddhism and to our culture, although most of people are not aware, she tried she’s maximum and being trying to make damage to our culture and Buddhism in secret ways as well as through some official ways

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        dami
        thanks for your concern but Bhuddhism and culture has already been damaged by ‘bhuddhists ‘ in srilanka.I’am afraid it is irreparable damage and cannot be repaired because sri lanka has become a today sil and tommorrow kill bhuddhist country and the culture of corruption and deception has been mind boggling.I’am afraid if you read what Lord Bhuddda said he did not want us to kill even a fly.look at CT’s feb 7th photograph of the slitting of the throat of a human being.Would Lord Bhuddha have approved the slitting of the throat of even a cow?What bhuddhism are you talking about?Sinhalese and burmese are a worldwide disgrace to bhuddhism.To laymen the only true bhuddhists will seem to be those who are not from these two countries so they must be those who practice mahayana Bhuddhism and not those in srilanka who practise theravada bhuddhism i suppose though i’am not sure what is the difference betweeen the two forms.

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          don’t think too much of Buddhism just think about the things contain in that and what load Buddha has told to the world, first we will have to protect this environment in order to practice Buddhism at least for another few generation , according to Buddhism, everything is impermanent and you and me will have to practice it to get the Wisdom which is know as Nirwana rather pointing finger to others, if you practice you will get it, but to reach that level of Wisdom there are few steps to be taken, Virtue and Donation are two of them, if you fulfill these steps only you will be able to reach the final aspiration of Buddhism, to fulfill them you will have to have environment ate least to get minimum support, also please note, there were monks, people who lived during load Buddha time as well who tried to damage and destroy this Dhamma, hence, we shouldn’t worry about present time. anyway Shankar, what I wanted to highlight was, about this ladies hidden agendas against to Buddhism and culture which I know very well through different links other than that I don’t have any problem with Rosy but I made this comment to make people aware who loves to see Buddhist culture and environment alive in order to associate with that to fulfill end achievement which is discussing in Buddhism as NIRVANAYA ( mental development ), also pls note I don’t have any political agenda or any party to support as I already fed-up with sri Lankan political system, this is to give a fact to voters, if you are voting for Rosy don’t vote blindly by thinking that she’s a Buddhist and will be protected Buddhism or culture, if you are voting based on your political point of views im agreeing but don’t try to mislead people by putting religious stimulations front. specially Buddhism whereas shes in other corner. also Shankar im appreciating your points in above comments. Thanks

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    the old may day slogan has some relevance now
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