10 December, 2019

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Ruwan Wijewardene Committee Recommended The Strengthening Of Sinhala-Buddhist Base Of The UNP: Full Report

The 17-member Committee headed by Ruwan Wijewardene appointed to develop a programme to restructure the United National Party (UNP) unanimously recommended that ‘the Sinhala-Buddhist base should be strengthened within the party and towards this end a strong leadership with a Sinhala-Buddhist base should be created (Recommendation 5.1).

This is the only one under the broad recommendation ‘Working towards strengthening the religious base within the party (Recommendation 5).’

The committee, led by Wijewardene (cousin of party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe), also recommended that the party constitution should be democratized (Recommendation 1). Accordingly, they unanimously recommended that the party leadership should face an election immediately following a presidential or general election (1.1). It was also recommended that in such an election the Parliamentary Group of the party should also have the voting rights that are currently enjoyed only by the party’s Working Committee.

It was also recommended that ‘more active persons’ should hold all positions in the party (including Chairperson, General Secretary, National Organizer). The committee recommended that the party should appoint the next leadership (2.1). Under this recommendation (2.2) the Deputy Leader would be given the power to go all over the country in order to build the party organization.

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    Why not name it United Buddhist Party (UBP). Our Mother Lanka will never prosper unless and otherwise this racist mindset is changed, including SLMC & TNA.

    Now even recommendations are coming from intellectuals to give priority to this nonsense. Where do we head, as a Nation. Just imagine a high ranking public official as high as Elections Commissioner saying that majority of Sinhalese were happy about the death and destruction caused by marauding Sinhalese thugs against helpless Muslim civilians in Digana with State and Police patronage.

    What a pathetic state of affairs.

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      Ansar,
      The reality is that Buddhist Sinhalese represent 75% of the population. Both UNP and SLFP use the same tactics (race religious card) to win the elections. Even after the defeat in Presidential election mahinda still have the backing of most Buddhist Sinhala (75%). His one and only propaganda was about Muslim and Tamil threat to Sinhalese.Is there any other option than to change Sinhala Buddhists.? No, So if UNP wants to win Mahinda, they have to become more racists than Mahinda. You can’t blame one over other.
      Both UNP and SLFP played a significant role in successfully dividing Tamils and Muslims by giving Ministerial posts to Muslims. Even after the attack on Muslims by Buddhist Sinhala racists, the interest of Muslim leaders is only about Ministerial posts. If Tamils and Muslims are united strongly and honestly, they cannot play this game again and again. Can they do it?

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        Religious and Tribal card should be banned for Sinhala people. Democratic ideals should be that Only the Protestants and muslims should be allowed constitutionally to use the tribal needs and religious needs.

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          I bet the racist Tamils and Muslims voted up without realising the sarcastic reality in this

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        Sinhalese make up75% of the population and Sinhalese Buddhist around 70% not all Sinhalese are Buddhists, however in my experience most Sinhalese Christians are also as racist as the Buddhists. As for Muslim Tamil unity it will never happen , as the Muslim politicians and elite especially the southern variety will never allow it to happen. They are very selfish and power hungry and it is in their interest to keep the Tamil Muslim masses distanced from the rest of the Tamils, therefore they have successfully brainwashed them to hate their own Tamil origin heritage and language, despite 99% of them still speaking Tamil and consider themselves as Arabs/Moors and worship everything remotely connected to the Arabs. In their minds being Muslim is synonymous with being Arab and Arab culture, despite the fact most Muslims are not Arabs and all Arabs are not Muslim. Like you stated they are power hungry and want ministerial and other positions , and for this they need a base of voters, so will never allow the Muslim Tamils to unite with the Hindu/Christian Tamils. Despite the Sinhalese attacking them , they will always run behind them for positions, wealth , power and will constantly backstab and join the Sinhalese when the occasion arises to commit war crimes on the Tamils. They will never allow any true reconciliation as they feel it will affect their power and wealth and have always acted as party poopers when ever there was any agreement was formulated. At one time the Sinhalese were willing to merge the north and east less the Sinhalese majority Amparai and Seruvila/Kantalai areas. However these party poopers were against and as usual spoilt it. The Sinhalese know this and use them very effectively against the Tamils but other than throwing a few crumbs to their elite, will not give anything to them. They dream of stealing the east from its original Tamil owners and creating a Wahhabi Islamic nightmare for the region .

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          “Sinhalese make up75% of the population and Sinhalese Buddhist around 70% not all Sinhalese are Buddhists, however in my experience most Sinhalese Christians are also as racist as the Buddhists”

          See who is calling others racists..he..he…he..hu..hu…hu…

          • 5
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            Me stating the truth Sinhalese largely a racist people voting for racists and people and parties that espouse Sinhalese supremacy and the Muslims of Sri Lanka a bunch of lying backstabbing opportunists , who will deny their own heritage/origin and claim all sorts of fake and imagined origins , as they feel it will be beneficial for them. If you do not like the truth stiff.

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              Real Siva Sankaran Sharma:

              Hey hypocrite, it is not me who went around tarnishing my motherland with petty lies just for EU/AU citizenship and personal economic gains.

              Hey hypocrite, it is not me who kept on funding a terrorist group to kill my own community people as well as others just to save my citizenship/asylum in EU/AU.

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                Your motherland ! Your mother land is Tamil Nadu . You fake Arab Dravidian low caste Immigrant converted convert from South India. Your ancestors , as well as the ancestors of 50% of the so called Sinhalese Buddhist population migrated to island from South India only a few centuries ago and both are now beating the anti Tamil drum . One in the name of a fake Aryan Sinhalese Buddhist sons of the soil identity( Sic) and the other in the name of Islam and a fake Arab origin , that even the Arabs have clearly stated , that you are not but you largely low caste immigrant converted immigrant Dravidian wankers , still shamelessly insist you are. If not for the island’s Tamils , you nasty lying backstabbers will not be existing. We first gave you refuge along the then Tami north western coast that was part of the Tamil Jaffna kingdom, when your ancestors first were kicked out of South India and sought refuge in the island. We then gave refuge to you backstabbers in the Tamil east when the Portuguese were killing you along the western coast and the Sinhalese did not want more you in the Kandyan areas. Now you ungrateful low life pretend Arab backstabbers at every instance joined the Sinhalese racists to commit war crimes and genocide on us and will keep on continuing to do so. Your comments prove what I stated. Mohamed aka Ralli Ameen.

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                Sri Lankan Tamils have an ancient history in the island where they have lived and ruled their lands until European colonisation The north east and the north western coast. Even the so called Sinhalese kingdoms of Kandy and Kotte were ruled by kings of Tamil origin. Many of the present day so called Sinhalese are of Tamil descent. There is no Sinhalese in the island who can say that they do not have Tamil ancestry. However no such thing amongst the Sri Lankan Muslims . They are largely descended from Dravidian immigrants from South India, whose ancestors only migrated to the island a few centuries ago. You have no ancient history ruins kingdoms or anything. Your community was not even allowed to own land , as you were considered outsiders and foreigners until the late 1800s when the British repealed this law. Prior to this only Sinhalese and Sri Lankan Tamils were allowed to own land in the island. Now you claim the island to be your country but not the Sri Lankan Tamil’s whose history in the island goes 2300 years or more. Shows what an Idiot and opportunistic liar you are. It is your opportunistic community, that is in reality Tamil and Dravidian in origin. was in the name of a pan Islamic identity and a false Arab heritage, was joining the Sinhalese establishment from the time of independence to destroy the island’s Tamils and committed immense war crimes on them. I do not need to state what the Muslim home guards did to thousands of Tamils in the east and the Muslim thugs and criminals to the Tamils down south during every state sponsored pogrom. We know what the Muslim politicians were up to and their role in the marginalisation of the island’s Tamils. If the small number of northern Muslims were not spying for the Sri Lankan armed forces and storing arms , they would not have been evicted.

      • 7
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        So listening to Sinhala Buddhist demands and catering to that audience is Racism? But when national political parties listen to Muslim or Tamil demands that is democracy?

        The problem in SL is racism within the minority communities

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        Ajith,

        Then what is the purpose of SLMC and TNA? Aren’t they suppose to wield the racial card to their own constituencies? SLFP and UNP was once true national parties. But with the advent of minority racist parties they have no choice but to align with the Sinhalese people.

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          Shenal:

          UNP, SLFP are like General Physicians and SLMC, TNA, JHU are like Oncologists (religion is cancerous anyway). There is no problem in severe cancer patients going to an oncologist. But a GP trying to do the work of an oncologist is dangerous.

          Better GP to be a GP.

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            M. Sajjad,

            Generally people go to Oncologists to get cured. But the the Oncologists you mention are thriving on the cancerous patients. In fact they produce more cancers than what they claim to cure.

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              Shenal, I agree that.

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              Shenal, you’re right as Mo said. That what I am saying too. Keep an option open for people – That is GP

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          Shenal,
          I don’t know what you meant by National parties. UNP and SLFP are always racist political parties.
          The first national political party (Ceylon National Congress) in Ceylon was founded by a Tamil (Ponnampalam Arunachalam) and he has to leave the party after Sinhalese Nationalists played the same race card for legislative council. You may know that the island was ruled by three kingdoms when this land was invaded by Europeans.

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            Stupid Ajith: what are SLMC, TNA, ACMC they are everybody ?

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            Ajith,

            You should understand that Ponnampalam Arunachalam was voted to the legislative assembly by the Sinhalese people not by Tamils. His political fallout in CNC was not because of Sinhalese nationalists but power hungry Senanayake fraction.

            By the way I have stumbled upon the records of Major Davy who was one of the early explorers of Ceylonese interior right after it’s capture during 1818s. He has specifically mentioned that Ceylon has two distinctive group of people. One is the natives which he refers to as Sinhalese and the foreigners which he refers to as Malabars and Moors. Do you need more evidence to show Tamils as recent arrivals from India?

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              No. We do not need some record some idiotic British Major Davy, is he a reputed historian? As other Europeans the Portuguese Dutch as well as the British have commented have differently. How come only you and other Sinhalese extremists stumble upon these records and others do not? Lots of evidence that 50% of the present day Sinhalese including your Karwa ancestors are descended from recent immigrants from South India( then Tamil Malabar and Tamil Nadu) , We also have evidence that the rest of the Sinhalese are mixture of indigenous Tamil speaking or semi Tamil speaking tribes who converted to Buddhism and Indian immigrants, ancient and medieval largely from the then Tamil country in South India. This is why the present day Sinhalese DNA is overwhelmingly Indian Tamil 70% . Only 17% of the Sri Lankan Tamil DNA is in common with Indian Tamil ,How come? The original Sinhalese and the Sri Lankan Tamils share 55% DNA how come? Proving they were the same people one time. Go and tell your lies and fairy tales to the Lanka lie readers

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      Ansar

      Thanks for identifying & condemning SLMC & TNA as racist.

      Please don’t find Sinhala thugs only, thugs are in many forms please try to identify Muslim thugs too.
      Muslims are not helpless, they start violence & seek sympathy pretending to be helpless,

      • 9
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        SLMC may be racist as all it does is not fight for just Muslim rights but try to gain ministerial positions and join with the Sinhalese establishment to deny Tamil rights. TNA does not do that it fights for the just rights of all Tamil speaking people from state sponsored Sinhalese racism and oppression. Fighting for justice and your rights is not racism. It does not go around like the Sinhalese parties advocating denial of minority rights or the SLMC and other Muslim parties that advocate Muslim enhancement and benefits at the expense of the just rights of the Tamils. If you cannot understand this you are an Idiot

    • 5
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      Protestants and ,muslims should ask two votes each in order that to be democratic.

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        Why drag the Protestants? They dont ask for special priveleges but only for their right to religious practice.

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          RAJA SENAYAKE: What religious practice you are talking about, A sermon from the bible for two hat collections ? The bible is FICtion. Prove it wrong.

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            Jim softy dimwit

            “A sermon from the bible for two hat collections ? The bible is FICtion. Prove it wrong.”

            Are you thinking of Sinhala/Buddhism, the message is direct, simple and clear. The practical Sinhala/Buddhism is based on two simple principles:
            1. Kill the Veddah. Rob the Buddha. Blame the Sudda.
            2. Sunday Sil Monday Kill.

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              Native Vedda the EVANGELIST: IT is you people who crucified Jesus and robbed every where in the world. YOur bible is fiction. IT was written in england and funded by a english king. Read and see how different Saints/apostals had written it in different periods of the recent human history.

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            “The bible is FICtion. “

            Its still better than the crap written in the Mahawansa or what ever crap you call it.

      • 0
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        More the merrier.

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      Ansar

      When UNP is in electoral difficulty it relies on appealing to Sinhala/Buddhism, a tried and tested strategy.
      In 2015 UNP went for a rainbow coalition which paid off and a peaceful regime change was made possible.
      The UNP seem to chose “competitive racism” as its current strategy.
      They never seem to learn from the past that
      “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.- Abraham Lincoln”

      • 5
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        So listening to 75% of the population in SL is racism? Are you saying UNP should ignore sentiments and demands of the 75% of the country ?
        According to this fake Vadda UNP should carry on doing ‘NON racist’ Tamil demands like prosecuting armed forces for destroying Tamil terrorists, right?

        I mean how the hell Sinhalese can destroy Tamil terrorism? I mean something which belong to Tamils, their pride..specially the speakers of the first language of humanity?
        LOL..the utter racist if you

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          sach the greatest stupid of all

          We are trying to have an informed decent discussion of a “National” Party’s future. People with ugly racist mind has no place in the discussion. Why don’t you shove everything that manifest in your bigoted mind into vital holes that is part of torso.

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            LOL,..the ugly racist is you. You dont have guts even to identify with your real ethnicity. You try to hide behind Vadda community who are a truly Nobel community.
            So how should a ‘National’ party act? The moment UNP decides they should ‘listen’ to Sinhalese and their sentiments, the Tamil racists in CT went ballistic. Oh how the hell any party listen to Sinhalese? Every fking body should listen to us Tamils, only us Tamils! How dare the UNP think about strengthening a Sinhala base for the party? They should only lists to us Tamils, the terrorist supporters and terrorists!
            So this is how you want a ‘National’ party to act!

            1. Ignore 75% of the population? Because Sinhalese are inhuman unlike Tamil superior people. so they should be ignored. right? That is what you want? Everyone should listen ONLY to Tamils, ryt?
            2. UNP should prosecute SRI LANKA armed forces because Tamils cant bear them beating their pet terrorists. Anyone who touch Tamil’s pet terrorists should be punished, because they damaged Tamil ethnic egos……ryt?
            3. And of course the country should be taken into pre independance days where a minority was ruling over a majority. So minority over majority rule should be brought back….right?

            I guess this was how you Tamil racists want ‘National’ parties to function. Informed decent discussion of a national party’s future….oh….

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            NAtional PArty. Why Tamils, Evangelists and Wahabis are not for National party ? They do not want reconciliation ?

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            Stupid Vedda: the result of your informed discussion will be, after the elelction, Ranils is selected by Muslims and Tamils in MEDA – COLOMBO (MAradana, Dematagoda ) All other UNP candidtes lost. Wait until the morning for results.

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        NV,

        “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.- Abraham Lincoln”

        Definitely, if we bring Americans or other nationals here.

    • 4
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      So you are saying UNP which is considered as an anti Sinhala Buddhist party should not go for Sinhala Buddhist base which is the 75% of the country? Are you saying UNP should ignore, isolate 75% of the population.
      Sinhala Buddhists are NOT trying to make your UNP, Sinhala Buddhist. The UNP is striving hard to get our Sinhala Buddhist votes

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      Muslims and Tamils have no choice. They always vote for UNP. If UNP is to win, they should get more Buddhist votes.

      That is called democracy.

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      Ansar: why did you want to save murderous muslims who kijled a Sinhala Driver because he was sinhala. Why should not they be deported to Saudi Arabia or ot ISIS – Caliphate ? What is wrong with a United buddhist party when all the muslims parties are for muslims only. IT looks you are not SLMC and you are from another muslims party

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    These are issue to be discussed within the party. Not at thummulle handiya or mariyakade or by media channels.
    Today the despicable channel Sirasa went all out in attacking the PM from 6.30pm to 7.00pm. Sira is trying to oust him at any cost. He had failed miserably by attacking the PM through proxies

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    Sirasa is a cesspit and junky media channel, and lost all the respect of the people. Walk on streets and ask the normal forks, ten out of ten would say it and all their journos are real stinking shits. This is how KilliRaja and his journos earning money to feed their families. It’s good to work as tarts rather than this kind of journalism

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    This Ruwan Wijewardene is an absolute dick head.

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      What is important in Politics is Pedigree. IT has to be Royal college or the KANDE UDARATA family background.

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        Jim softy dimwit

        “What is important in Politics is Pedigree. IT has to be Royal college or the KANDE UDARATA family background.”

        I suspect it is to do with tribalism. Is it?
        What do you think?

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          Dumb NAtive Vedda: It has to be Anglican , EVANGELIST or Protestant because Caholics are outdated because they are anti-abortion, anti pre marietal sex, against drunkards, use of condoms. Are you a FAILEd JOURNALIST. Do you want a free calculator ?

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    Quite sensible recommendations on democratisation of the UNP. Why did they put up this long with Ranil Hora’s working committee arrangement that was put in place in 1994? He stacked the WC and never allowed the parliamentary group to vote following 30 election losses. So scrapping this undemocratic hora system is the only way to go. On the issue of broadening the SInhala Buddhist base, they will not have a hope because that is the ‘natural turf’ of the SLFP. UNP has always been the party of the Brown Sahibs, pretend Buddhists (JR, Ranil, Ravi K etc) who couldn’t care less about the Buddhist.

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      PW
      Why democratize?
      Introducing religion into party politics and in the constitution is a sure way for constant chaos, bikering and instability.
      Make S L a theocracy; not a liberal democracy; .a begging bowl culture ?

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        where has they recommended too introduce religion to their party constitution? Man are CT reader this dumb?

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        Sarrij,

        It is surprising that a theocratic Muslim is championing liberal democratic values. Sinhalese didn’t introduce religion into politics. It was Tamils and Muslims. Sinhalese merely responding to the threat.

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          Shenal the another great stupid of all

          I take it Tamils and Muslims introduced Chapter II to the constitution in 1972. It was Tamils and Muslims that introduced Sinhala “only” language policy in 1956. It was Hindians who caught JR by his b***s to reverse it.

          We are trying to have an informed decent discussion of a “National” Party’s future. People with ugly racist mind has no place in the discussion. Why don’t you shove everything that manifest in your bigoted mind into vital holes that is part of your torso.

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            LOLe LOL…so NATIONAL party should ignore 75% of the population and become a servant of Tamil racist parties? Is that how one can be NATIONAL according to you?

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            Native Vedda,

            Oh here comes the aboriginal who claims Sri Lanka. Is it your habit to derail good discussions. You are no more informed than a monkey slinging poo at a zoo.

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              Shenal

              Did you shut your mouth in good time or did monkey poo fill your empty head?

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                NAtive Vedda: another Failed EVANGELIST – Journalsit. HE wants another country to dominate and spread his business religion.

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            IT looks NAtive Vedda: is a fialed Journalist and is anti-Sinhala buddhist HE takes shots selectively

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              Jim softy dimwit

              “IT looks NAtive Vedda: is a fialed Journalist and is anti-Sinhala buddhist”

              On the other hand I have nothing against Sinhalese or Buddhists. I have all the sympathy in the world for them for being very stupid vote for the crooks, murderers, war criminals, election after election.

              “HE takes shots selectively”

              In fact I do.
              Its my belief that I challenge every moron, racist, bigot, fascist, tyrant, Pol Pot, …… war criminal, crook, stupid, rapist, corrupt functionary, robber, extortionist, forgers, impersonator, cheater, …………….. absentee father, saffron clad thug, politician, member of armed forces, …. b***s carrier, …………… you, sach, somass, Shenal, Percy, Eagle Blind Eye, Johnny Baby, ……………….

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                Native Vedda,

                Why haven’t you challenged the morons, acist, bigot, fascist, tyrant, Pol Pot, …… war criminal, crook, stupid, rapist, corrupt functionary, robber, extortionist, forgers, impersonator, cheater, …………….. absentee father, saffron clad thug, politicians, b***s carriers in Tamil society? Are they saints compared to the Sinhalese?

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                  Shenali

                  Could you name them.

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          Shenal .
          ” Surprise” is that “Sinhalese merely responding to the threat and Sinhalese didn’t introduce religion into politics.” eh?
          Liberal democratic governance is very compatible with Islam; why should it not be?
          There is no compulsion in religion; the Quran states ! just to clear a figment of your imagination.

    • 2
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      “the Sinhala-Buddhist base should be strengthened within the party and towards this end a strong leadership with a Sinhala-Buddhist base should be created (Recommendation 5.1).

      Isn’t Wijewardene putting the Cart before the Horse?
      Government should be working towards the Good of Sri Lanka, not just the Popularity of the UNP!

  • 4
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    The Ruwan Wijewardene committee recommended, “The Sinhala-Buddhist base should be strengthened within the party and towards this end a strong leadership with a Sinhala-Buddhist base should be created”.
    The 17 member committee was unanimous implying the ‘base’ is there already.
    After seventy years of bungling, the adversaries are down to two – there is hostile bid for the ‘third’. The committee recommends “Use the common enemy” and manufacture the language/religion-divide weapon. Not rocket science or is it?

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    Without Ranil it will be possible..

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      UNP wins or not, it has a class and generally people considered it a nondiscriminatory or less-discriminatory among others. Those who honestly want to see the country prosper still have faith UNP only has the capacity to achieve that. Those who care nothing about the prosperity of the country, have no idea how the govt of a poor country makes money yet think they have the special privilege to seize all govt benefits don’t like it. Why downgrade?

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      Mrs Udubaddewa

      Brilliant.
      Thanks for keeping it brief.
      Keep up your good work.

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        Stupid Vedda: Very intelligent contribution. Did you understand what she have written ?

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    My concern is whether Unpatriotic National Party with an anglican leader, protestant christians, born agains, and Evangelists , Muslims and Tribal Tamils can address the issues of sinhala buddhsits or whether the UNP should be defeated at the elections.

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      UNP and SLFP supporting Muslims and Tamils did not think the same way when they disregarded SLMC and TNA. Why can’t you learn from that?

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    Recruit Reverend Gnanasara to the working committee.
    Soma

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      somass

      “Recruit Reverend Gnanasara to the working committee.”

      Is he competing for your job with Sirisena and/or Dr Gota?

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    All parties make some politics out of race, nothing. Sri Lanka will suffer for another 100 years. Until Tamil Nadu invade it once against as in the past.

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      RACIAL and RELIGIOUS politics are allowed only for Tamils, Muslims and Protestants.

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    The Strengthening Of Sinhala-Buddhist Base Of The UNP: ( I am sure so will SLFP and SLPP)
    Forget the country – screw the people – they are modayas…
    mesmerize them with the “Sinhala Buddhist ” slogan give them holidays for poya days , declare the entire vesak month holiday .erect pandals all over the country and celebrate Buddha in glory ..and mentally imprison the ordinary people with Buddhism..
    Give Mahanyakes of the Sangha luxury Benz cars
    any one who adorn the saffron robe is reincarnation of Buddha
    so that “the selected few of us can ransack the country” -and get US Green Card

    Tamils? ha ha they are defeated NE is a open prison….Sampanthan is a happy go lucky leader of the opposition…
    Muslims – well now and then burn down few properties
    who cares if planes don’t land at Rajapakse International Airport
    who cares if ships don’t harbour at Rajapakse International Harbour
    and Port City ? …..well that is a Chinese territory nothing to do with Sri Lanka
    hey presto Miracle of Asia

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      You forgot to mention:

      Who cares if conferences are not held at the fancy Rajapakse Convention centre in Hambantota

      Who cares if the Chinese get test status by playing cricket at the Rajapakse Stadium.

      Who cares if the Government MPs order more fancier models of cars to reaplace their already fancy BMWs, Mercs and Prados.

      Who cares if the tax paying private sector middle class get stolen of his/her money by the new inland revenue act to pay for all of the above.

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      Rajash

      “The Strengthening Of Sinhala-Buddhist Base Of The UNP: ( I am sure so will SLFP and SLPP)”

      This is competitive racism.
      Zero sum game. Nothing in it for the ordinary people.
      Ask your children to explain the idea of Game Theory and how the competitors would want to share the finite market for their respective short term interest.

      You will see how the market players are going to revive LTTE and its potential threat to people, country, its sovereignty (whatever it is), may be free laptops imported from Mars, a Hindian invasion, ………………
      Navin Nayake wants Indo-Lanka Accord modified. …………About 10 years ago Sajith Premadasa wanted to transform this country into something that is based on Bhumiputra system of Governance while Dr Gota believes the entire island belongs to him.

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    Venerable Gnanasara Thero will accept the position of National Organiser.

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      justice ~ “Venerable Gnanasara Thero will accept the position of National Organiser.”
      In addition to the “Chief Organiser of Pogroms”?

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    This is a sooth saying. Ranil is doing his best and even at the expense of his party to protect himself and win his seat.

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    UNP should have provided the – Fertilizer and Water for irrigation of the paddy fields – mainly run by Sinhala Buddhists ‘ although there is quite a large number of Tamil Hindu and Muslim farmers.

    If they provided the main ingredients for our beloved RICE and a fair price – irrespective of religious or racist affiliations. All of Us could have tasted a cultural revolution!!!!

    Instead what happened ‘ Banku Mankollaya’

    Take care of “Govi Janathawa ” and they will take care of you.

    There are only few “Mudalalis” don’t worry about them they will take care of themselves as usual!!!!!

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    Are we heading for Talaban and end up like Somalia,what is it to offer for the generation
    These murderers,thieves,rapists…..the law makers of this land constants visits to foreign countries and wonder what do they learn
    What happened to our education system there was a time these Africans countries used to recruit teachers from preserved Buddhist country.
    Don’t have any program to stop sending vulanarable women to dangerous middle east.as long as they bring foregoing exchange it’s fine for the yellow robes and bleach white clowns in parliament.
    The need of the hour is make Gunarasa as Mahanayaka

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      So Sinhalese Buddhists should not have political rights? Their sentiments and demands should be ignored? Is that how we can make Tamils happy?

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    Only in Ranil’s UNP will they appoint a novice, inexperienced and very mediocre relative of Ranil to recommend reforms to a political party !

    This foolish young man may not have realized that Ranil is not at all interested in reforms but only wants to get some more time to remain as leader while pretending to reform the party. The only reform the UNP needs is to kick this loser out and the UNP will have some hope.

    Ranil wants to pretend he is a pundit, knows all about economics, foreign affairs, administration , politics-he is an all knowing man. Then why does he need advise from Ruwan, a silly immature pup, only on UNP reforms ? Who is he fooling !

    The majority of Sri Lankans are Sinhalese Buddhists. The vast majority of UNP guys are Sinhalese Buddhists. Just kick Ranil out and everything else will fall in to place. And dont forget the Bond scam-do not let this corrupter from Colombo get away with that fraud by fooling us again.

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    Is the UNP so bankrupt with no plans for a prosperous future for Sri Lanka.? we know money wise they are superfluous) The real objective of the UNP for strengthening the sinhala Buddhist base is to ensure their victory in future Elections. This is nothing but MR cinthanaya. Disgraceful and shame on you. Have you no other plans and programs for the development of the country and people that should receive top priority. Please don’t categorise Human beings, we have seen enough and more of sinhala Buddhists and the Buddhist clergy leading in front. At least now you politicians conduct yourselves and set an example to the people you have vowed to serve with adherence and respect to the noble Buddhist tenets. Remove the Religious Ministries, support and encourage the Religious Clergy to lead their flocks according to the their Religious teachings and that is the best way to unite our Nation and not by strengthening a particular Religion which on the other hand will disintegrate the Nation further. Father,son, daughter, uncle ,cousin should not be allowed to to take precedence over others for leadership.

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    Why doesn’t Ruwan Wijaywardene tell RW the truth, instead of recommending cheap tactics.
    RW should be told how to be a leader with his weaknesses addressed and corrected.
    1. Take good advise and apply when necessary.
    2. Loose the Royal college complex and find suitable guys for the job irrespective of sentiment or class.
    3. Prosecute all crooks and murderers and give justice the place it deserves.
    4. Cut-down the excesses of the government and reduce the cost burden on the citizens.
    5. Make proper plans to carry our country forward in terms of infrastructure development, industrialization , education, exports etc.
    6. Stand his grounds on morally and ethically correct issues over his adherence to issues out of stubbornness.
    7. Be decisive, Have people who are intelligent around him and ditch people like Ravi, Ruwan Wijaywardene, Rajitha, etc etc.

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    This recommendation itself shows how bankrupt the UNP is. What the party needs is professionals with integrity with a leader with a clear and honest vision. Not with a leader who wants to rob the treasury to run the party. MR is an ace conman, murderer, womanizer, liar, rougue, racist, so are his team members, the world knows very well. The challenge to this kind of anti-social quality is not becoming a racial party, but a party with a vision and wisdom. Colonial cousins.

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    Political parties are driven to serve all communities irrespective of their religion. Sadly most of our parties are segregated and too many for a country with a population of 21 million.

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    The only thing that the UNP can do now is to get the Buddhist votes select from and bring them on board.

    Murutahattuwe Ananda Himi
    Galagoda aththe Gnanasara Thera
    Bengamuwe Nalaka Thero
    Ulapane Sumangala Thero
    Gevindu Kumaranatunga
    Elle Gunawansa Thero
    Ven Medagoda Abayatissa

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    Sri Lanka needs a dictator with very good intentions in putting this country right. This country has never been right under the banner of a leader defined by “Religion” or “Race”. They have miserably failed in the past and will fail in the future.

    The UNP is doomed if it tries to adapt a path that MR has chosen. If this recommendation is pursued under the banner of a “Sinhala Buddhist Leader” it could precipitate another race uprising of bigger proportions and bigger complexities in the future. Does the UNP have a plan to manage this?

    Remember that SWRD once said ” Sinhala Only” and thereafter our post independence years have been nothing but hell!!!!!!!!!!!!! and still continues to be so

    Wake-up guys we are in the 21st century keeping company with Drones and AI. Don’t confine this country to the stone ages it has been in for the past several years.

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    All you pro UNP dickheads out there. You fail to see the crisis in the UNP. It is pointless criticising Srasa or any other individual or institution when the problem is so obvious. The problem is Ranil. He has not given proper leadership to the party. His western oriented ethos goes against traditional national values and the bulk of the populace resent that be they SinhalaBudhists, Catholics, Tamils, Muslims. A few Colombo centric anglicised thuppahis May find those values endearing to them, but that is not what Sri Lanka is, or what it stands for. JR managed to get away by using his 5/6 majority to protect him and the party. Also he benefitted from a swelling anger against Mrs Bs well intentioned but badly executed economic policies.If the UNP is to be saved get rid of RW. If he remains as leader he will lead the party to total extinction. No doubt about that.

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      Percy Agreed Ranil Has to go no matter what.

      But Sirasa has no media ethics and the Channel is biased towards Silly.

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        Robert Wanthurasundera

        “Percy Agreed Ranil Has to go no matter what.”

        Why?

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      Percy the pathetic

      “His western oriented ethos goes against traditional national values and the bulk of the populace resent that be they SinhalaBudhists, Catholics, Tamils, Muslims.”

      Please explain/clarify what you mean by:
      Western oriented ethos
      Traditional national values
      SinhalaBudhists

      “If the UNP is to be saved get rid of RW.”

      Why do you want to save UNP? Is it part of your partner’s (if you have/had one) dowry?

      “If he remains as leader he will lead the party to total extinction.”

      Why should a party exist/continue if it cannot survive its leader?
      It appears Crocodiles do shed tears.

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        Stupid Tamil Vedda
        Have you been smoking those funny cigarettes again?
        Do you really expect answers to your inane questions??

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          Percy the pathetic pervert

          “Do you really expect answers to your inane questions??”

          You type as you go along, dropping names as if you have mastered the topic, phrases, words, …………………..
          Seriously I do not expect you to answer my questions as you do not have a clue. Why don’t you try and sit on your bum rather than on your brain?

          I am sorry if I have put you in a awkward position.

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    All we needed was the scion of a pampered family to pour more fuel on the fire of racism/xenophobia/majoritarianism. If this is a case of “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” its too late even for that.
    This man was placed in a position of authority for which he was not qualified because of his “connections.” To accord him the position of theoretician of the party amounts to monumental stupidity. But then, why worry, no matter what happens to this country, those ensconced in positions of power and authority will continue to rule the roost. Whistling “Dixie” as they go on to bigger and better things!

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      Why doesn’t these sound as Nuclear war or Chemical war?

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      The recommendations are SO BACKWARD it is unbelievable! That they come from a Committee headed by a young man billed to shepherd the UNP further on into the century, tells us what to expect.

      So we have Navin D and this Ruwan W to lead the UNP to distraction and destruction as they nowr plough into troubled waters rather than seek the fair land.

      Navin D’s thinking on this is not known, but if his late father’s tendencies are anything to go by, it is a fair guess that Navin also thinks in consonance with these recommendations.

      This country is caught up in the grip of mediocrity. How this country calls out for intelligent, well read men of proven scholarship, in whose hands we will place the onerous responsibility of deciding on the direction the country has to follow, in the decades ahead.

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      EMIL VANDER POOTEN: Majhoritarionism is Democracy. Why it is wrong ? Srilanka did not have racism until colonial masters gring it. that is why we allowed Catholic -missionaries, muslims teaders and colonaials inside.

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        Jim softy Dimwit

        What is democracy?

        “Srilanka did not have racism until colonial masters gring it. that is why we allowed Catholic -missionaries, muslims teaders and colonaials inside.”

        What was the war between Elara and Dutta Gamani? Wasn’t it a religious war?

        Have you ever heard of Tyranny of the Majority stupid man/woman/it?

        When will you stop blaming others for your own stupidity, criminal acts, ……….?

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          Well, If you Evangelists were chased out what is that. Asserting our ownership or Religious extremism for business and money.

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      Emil van der Poorten

      The way things are in this island, Sinhalese and Buddhists are going to have to deal with Sinhala/Buddhist fascist noisy minority. It could be too late for them.

      We will witness sach, Wannihami, Taraki, Shenal, Percy, ………………….. honouring their Führer with Der Deutsche Grub (Nazi Salute).

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        Who is this Taraki? The only Taraki I know of is the late Taraki Sivaram.

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    Unp has to be very honest and practical.with their 23% vote base how they can fight the party of modern slfp of mahinda the largest single party in srilankan history holding 46% of vote base a single party.unp always had less than 25 % of vote base since 1994 and slfp had 42% vote base .since slfp was with in alliance always that is why this vote base was not mentioned as single party vote base of slfp.simple example in 2001 chandrika mess up with war and economy but slfp won 38% in 2001 election.after the arrival of mahinda in 2005 slfp bloomed with the entire business community became as die heart supportes of mahinda because of his super capitalism economic policy which was created by mahindas government.that is why mahinda winning the electorates like kaduwela homagama mahara gampaha jaela kesbawa by 50000 majority votes .unp always depends on floating votes and minority party votes.only option that unp has is if they want to fight with mahinda they have to come to an understanding with all the anti manhinda parties like slfp jvp tna muslim congress digambaram rishard badudeen hela urumaya but this alliance is also not enough to beat mahindas single party they need 1 million floating votes.unp have to think wise with out just satisfing the hearts of thinking of just the things which are not practical.i red one gentleman has written a statement after local polls that there is unp boycotters of 13 % in srilanka when 81% votes were casted.that gentleman trying satisfy his and unp suppoters hearts by this false statement.these type of poor statements will not enhance unp but put down their vote base less than 20‰ in future.please do not do this this to unp.be very much practical.accept unp has only have 50% of the mahindas party remember unp you all fighting withthe largest single party in srilankan history.how we can face that largest party we have to collect all the anti mahinda parties together and 90 % of floating votes . Remember we are not fighting only with largest single party in srilankan of mahinda and also giant business community of mahinda.if we forget that always rajapaksas have single horse race in any election

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    Best chance for unity is among sinhalese buddhist, sinhalese Catholic and tamil hindus… they are the least rascist … react only when provoked, and worship similar gods. Muslims on the other hand will plan to propagate and supress others even in a 100% peaceful country.. best example being europe.

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      I agree with you in that Sinhalese Buddhists and Tamil Hindus have so much in common in their religious practices, culture wise and both these groups are very passive lot with whom one can reason. The trouble however has been that the Christians / Catholics of the likes of SWRD, JRJ, SJV et al deliberately drove wedges between these two otherwise peaceful groups, through their political actions. The opportunist Muslims make hey when Tamils and Sinhalese are at each other’s throats, with Christians / Catholics playing the role of a saviour carryout religious conversions of unsuspecting poor Tamil and Sinhalese victims. This sadly is the reality!

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    Ruwan Wijewardene Committee recommends “If you cannot beat them, join them”.
    This is called walkover.
    This was tried after the 1956 elections. Did it work?
    “Try, dust yourself and try again and again lads till you succeed at last”

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      IF you can not beat them, join them. It is like Comunist philosophy. Join with them in order to beat them. this is from the Ulta liberal right wing Ranil’s party.

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    Here we go again with this bullshit religious nonsense. Explain what Buddhism is morons? Who practices this truly in this country? Is this all a facade for criminals to hoodwink the masses so that they can continue to steal from this beautiful nation? Dumb fu$$ers have voted these religious clowns into power, which has decimated this beautiful country beyond repair. I wish I was the leader of this land, none of these religious fu*&ups will show their faces anywhere on the street.

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      Dali Tamil kallathoni in Sri Lanka nad a cleaner in KENeda is talking buddhism. What beautiful nation you are talking Keneda or Tamilnadu ?

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