7 December, 2021

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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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    We will not vote for SLFP or UNP if action is not taken against the Rajapaksas…

    Next election time for a new coalition government to emerge that is willing to take action against the Rajapaksas Criminals…

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      Silva,
      lanken politicians are fear of creating new form of 83 style riots.

      Not just politicians only, but blame to be the stupid folks.
      Just returned from a trip to lanka, I spoke to various walks of people. But unfortunately, there are significant numbers that still go after Rajapakshes regardless of their high profile crime records. Can you imagine ? Grass eaters filled srilanka will never succeed it.
      So how can the politicians do the job ?
      Sure, the mirror image of the parliament is the society.
      Just because minority numbers intend to have a better society which is free from abuses cant move creating a new civilized society.
      That is the problem where the healing is long due.
      This nation would never sense it right.
      May well be, after 2 more decades or so. This is the sadest reality of the society.

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        LittleisimonfromBerlin, if they try anything like 83 to prevent Justice the state will be forced to retaliate with lethal force followed by international intervention the likes Sri Lanka has never seen…

        All troublemakers will be tried and punished for treason.

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      Only a Govt formed by the Rajapakse’s could run this country effectively and efficiently. neither UNP nor the SLFP could it. The bond scam in particular the real rouges away and the second string is in VVIP prisons. What has this Govt done !!!!!! nothing but, nothing but nothing…

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    She is the obvious choice for Colombo – impartial and non-ethnic centric. The CMC has a fair share of independence whilst it needs the support of the central government, she will be able to deliver through her dynamism

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      Her son is involved in the bond scam.. these people are leeches

  • 19
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    Madam , is your ” putha ” contesting too ?

  • 21
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    She’s only a pretty face ready to rob the country!

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      Tamil Silva talking!

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      Pretty Face? If that is pretty an orang untang will be a real beauty,

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    Colombo is a stronghold of UNP because there are lots of donkeys walking on two legs (Demalu, Muslims and Kalu Sudda Sinhalese). It is the guys in Colombo who got mostly benefitted from eradicating Tamil terrorists but these guys are the most ungrateful lot.

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      All credit should go to Sarath Fonseka for his strategic leadership to eradicate LTTE Terrorism. It is sad to see that honour being stolen by Hambantota Gas Gembas (GoTa, Mara and cohorts) who are worse than two legged Kalu Suddas in Colombo and elsewhere.

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        Nimal,

        Sarath Fonseka was in the army for a long time. Why the hell he could not use his strategic leadership during JRJ’s, Ranil’s or Chandrika’s time? Use your brain if you have it in your head.

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    When Gota was offered the job as Lankan Defence Secretary, he said “In which country will you find a Defence Secretary who can ring the President 27/7?
    He went on to set up Avant Garde Maritime Services, change flight schedules to bring his wife a Swiss puppy, give himself elephant calves, discover the talent of Gnanasaro and so on and so on.
    Rosy is playing the same song. Rosy says ~ “………devolution of any power is untenable unless those in peripheral entities are aligned with the centre politically”.
    Agreed this situation is there but Rosy, you must put it right. Or do you subscribe to “Devolution must not work”?

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    UNP held power for last 70 years after independence. Still we are struggling with garbage, drainage problems etc.

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    Rosy was in the central govt as the women’s affazir minister. what did she do. Nothing. she lost. Rosy wash the Western provincial council chuef minister. she took the whole council to china for a Srtudy tour. what did she do: Nothing she lot. Then Ranil gave another positin. I think she was part of the FOOT NOTE GANG and she got her son to Deliver the COPE REPORT to PTL ARJUN ALOESIUS,. NOw, she wants to be tge Mayor. If the Municipality can not worrk bwithout being part of the central govt. this election is a wastage of money. Instead, the govt should appoint mayors to every council.ROSY is also not a leader Recently, in order to win mayorlty, she who is a EVANGELICAL christin has colded buddhists in order to non-buddhist vote in the Colombo. there are videos on that available. Se has talked like that with muslims in Mattakkuliya. That is not the leaderdship for a mayorlty race like thing when she brings religion as an issue. Instead, she should have talked the isssues relating colombo, How does solve the Garbage problem and Traffic congestion are two problems.
    Past govts created the problems. they do not think about the carrying capacilty of the city. Take Japan as the example. People are wealthy. Yet, they cannot buy what ever they want to buy. but, luxury cars available for export.
    For the garbage problem for the last so many years, politicians, bureaucrats have been in overseas trips for so many times to study it. they had hired indian companies to finish it. Now, a Chinese company is hired with a very lucratice contract involving lot of money. Think about the Commis. got by the one who offered the contract. But, is the garbage problem a new. Did not have garbage before this. Why recycling is this difficult to understand issue.

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      Jim-boar : Enrol yourself for an intensive course in the English Language !

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      Rosy, Tea Serving Girl, with Lama Sari, at the Bandaranayake International Airport, can handle Colombo Mayoral Position? Ranil knows she fit for the Tea Stall of the Temple Tree to serve Tea for foreign dignitaries .

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        These insults don’t speak very well for you..poor taste.
        Rosy is hard working and will do a good job of work. Up

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        Now she serves people…
        She’ll do a great job..!

  • 1
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    Devil-loosen is not coming for other than Jehan PhD;s felt pen.

    Ranil wants to stand for EP election in 2019. New King wants to stand for that in 2019. So is going to implement Devil-loosen before that kind of election?

    We have been telling LGs have to be brought under PCs, not under Central.

    Earlier, Sumanthiran has been telling Tamil Modaya that EP is going to be abolished. Governs will be recalled. That power is coming to Provincial Governments.

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    Please don’t vote for Rosy. I’m a UNP supporter, but for the past several years, the mayor has been from our party, and they haven’t achieved ANYTHING! Very disappointed at unp for fielding such a weak candidate. No qualification. Just a corrupt lady with a corrupt son involved in Bond scam!

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    Rosy is stupid. she does not know what politics is. Devolution is irrelevant in Municipal politics. she did not kniow that Colombo has other issues which needs political leadership. If the municipality can not function without the help of the central govt, the best solution is to have a Authority supported by the central govt which ever the party is. there is no need of elelctions and party politics. DO NOT VOTE HER.

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    This is Ranil’s Political vision. another corrupt -loser has been appointed to the colombo Maroalty race. He is saying “Katada Adambara. Look at my candidates”. Ranil intellence like this always. I heard since the Amithrlingam times, Ranil was busy appointing people like this to the cabinet. He screwed up the banks within first 40 days, even without a govt on his own for him. He did it twice. Bankrupted the Sri lankan air line for the second time appointing his rich friends to it. I heard he saying he cannot change them becuse of the election. Now this loser. The first job if get electd is campaigning for handing over one terminal of the colombo harbour to the West.

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    Rosy,

    Parliamentarians shouldn’t sit smug, and expect national taxes and central government to deal with e.g. garbage and drainage solutions. It’s not like collecting money for armed and security forces which is the purview of the central government. It is the honorable duty of the Colombo parliamentarians to deal with Colombo’s garbage and drainage solutions according to their own initiative and creativity. Instead, money is “amassed” to send children abroad for further education, for 5-star hotel weddings, and for beauty-contests, whilst waiting for servants to pick up their refuse for free. It is therefore imperative that local district and neighbourhood taxation should be put in place for a clean and healthy city.

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    Azad Sally is no better.He made millions by bribing CMC Planning Department officials to approve building plans of condominium buildings ,which were not up to standards,when he was Deputy Mayor in a UNP led city Administration.

    This explains explain how Sally a low middle class man from the Maligawatte flats and son of a ordinary Habib Bank Clerk now wears a Rolex gold watch, lives in a luxury apartment he owns down Sir Earnest de Silva Mawatha,Colombo 7 and travels in a luxury Mercedes Benz S500 car.

    His highest educational qualification is GCE Ordinary Level (FAILED) at D S Senanayake College Colombo.He managed to pass in only 2 subjects.Just check his certificate and see.Otherwise just follow what he says in media interviews and one can see the shallow thinking of the dunce.so out of his depth.

    Guaranteed the chap will be extremely corrupt if elected.Voters beware.All these fellows,the whole lot, are the same.

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      VS – “His highest educational qualification is GCE Ordinary Level (FAILED)”. Are you comparing this guy with our synthetic “lowyer” M.P. Namal Rajafucksha?

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    Have any of the gentlemen having so many opinions about Rosy ever met or spoken to the lady? Just curious how you all know so much about her capabilities, knowledge and motives.

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    [Edited out]

    Colombo will go by MASSIVE margins to the UNP. Almost all the wards on first past the post will go to UNP because Tamils, Dravida Muslims and other minorities who dominate Colombo(And some of these aforementioned minorities breed really fast and have many more children than Sinhalese) will vote enmasse for the UNP. The battle will be in the outskirts like Kesbawa, Mahara, Kelaniya, Kollonowa, Kotte. But this time thanks to Harsha De Silva, Kotte will also elect a UNP Mayor and council. KAndy city and Mahanuwara also UNP will sweep. Deep South MR will come out ahead and UNP will come second. North racist segregationist tamils will win. East, Muslims and Tamils will elect their people and sadly the Sinhala vote will be split. [Edited out]

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    Colombo on a landslide victory for UNP. It is not Will Rosy be our Mayor? HOW BIG IS HER MARGIN?

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    Once a Mayor is elected, he or she should focus on the infrastructure and conditions of the City. All mature Mayors of big cities across the world quit their partisan petty politics once they win. Look at the great Mayor in London : Sadiq Khan. Rose to the occasion despite insults when terrorists struck London. he is BRITISH and proud of being BRITISH. Mayor Rudy Guiliani a Republican worked even with Democratic Presidents, and was not liked by Liberals but he cleaned up the squalid drug and crime invested 42nd Street area and made it family friendly and very safe for everyone. I remember going there in 1987-88 and being accosted by dope dealers and all the peep shows and camera stores. Now it is totally a cleaned up area full of global tourists. They will have to take hard decisions and not cater to the lowest denominator. If pavement hawkers need to be relocated; then so be it; do not curry favour with your own party. Be courageous and do the right thing. It may require a hard hand and a tough mindset. Colombo deteriorated a lot after Gota left the UDA and UNP won.

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    JVP, JVP, JVP, JVP, JVP Jayawewa, Jayawewa, Jayawewa.

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    CT should look at what the Sillysena is saying. He claims credit for the international diplomacy put in place by Mangala Sameraweera as minister of Foreign affairs, the UNP led right to information act, etc. Bloody hell, this man who doesnt know when Sri Lanka gained independence has the gift of the gab to claim he is god sent. I wish Ranil will let lose his young turks to bury this aapa eating traitor, The UNP should be ashamed to cohibit with this sillysena and his forty thives

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    rosy was a bombshell when she became the mrs.World.I remember salivating when i saw her then
    Now she is a shell of a bomb and ceases to interest me.It reminds me of what is common between a fixed deposit and sex.Once you withdraw you lose interest.

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      shankar – Upcoming movie “Dirty Shankar” !

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        kamala

        did he lose interest?Go on make my day.

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        kamala

        how can you consider sex as dirty.Take your mind back and think if your parents had not indulged in this so called ‘dirty’ act would you still be here to comment.

        Keep an open mind about sex.It is not vulgar or dirty but a necessity god created to populate this planet.Then god created contraception so not to overpopulate.

        managing this planet is not eay though god has a lot of angels to assist.You also might become one of those angels if you follow the path of Lord Bhuddha.

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    Vote Rosy for a rosy colombo. Gamaya godayas are jealous.
    Stop this bond crap. Already the Cid is investigating this issue.
    Most of the comments here are from foul mouthed assad saly backers and henchaiyos

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    There is a limit to which winning a beauty contest can take you, although in a silly country it can take you far

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    If Azad Sally becomes the Colombo Mayor by any chance. He will start marrying all the Colombo ladies. Rosy is a much much better choice i am gonna vote for Rosy (Api Unp).

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    Some one was listening PENTHOUSE RAVI was praying to the christian god. He had said, that His boss had asked him to do it and now he is grieving and regreting what he did. Anyway, he says, that Colonia master in New Delhi had said, even Mahinda Rajapakse did it and so you (R’s BOSS) can do it too. His Sinhal Desh name is amratungaga like name.Some how he has instructed to appropriate counter parts in Sri lanka not to sack Ranil. I think I gave enough informtion.

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