18 September, 2021

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Self-Inflicted Wounds, Chandrika’s Sorrows And Other Tidbits

By Malinda Seneviratne –

Malinda Seneviratne

Malinda Seneviratne

Self-infliction 

There’s penance.  Self-flagellation.  People do all kinds of masochistic things.  But is it only Ven Watareka Wijitha Thera who is self-inflicting cuts and blows?  Isn’t it true that the Government cooks its own goose? Isn’t it true that it is because the Opposition cooks its goose that it cannot make capital of goose-cooking indulged in by the Government?  Isn’t the entire country shooting itself in the proverbial foot, one way or the other, all the time?  Isn’t it true that we don’t need any enemies because we do the work of the enemy ourselves (for free)?

Chandrika’s sorrow

Chandrika | File photo

Chandrika | File photo

The lady is upset.  She’s upset over religious intolerance. She’s upset about ‘Aluthgama‘.  The lady abhors violence, she would have us believe.  Well, 15 years is a long time, true, but not long enough for anyone to forget the Wayamba Provincial Council election, least of all the person who was in charge of all that at the time, a person who didn’t shed one tear!

Can the people ‘go home’?

MP Palitha Thevarapperuma has said that it’s either the IGP or him.  The IGP must resign or else he, Thevarapperuma would resign his parliamentary seat and go home, the MP has said in an open challenge to IGP Ilangakoon.  The reason is obvious.  The Police did nothing to stop the MP from being assaulted.   If the recent history of shameless negligence and utter lack of remorse on the part of wrongdoers (the Police included, from IGP downwards) is anything to go by, then Mr Thevarapperuma is likely to ‘go home’.  On the other hand, this ‘you or I’ business is a challenge that any citizen could (and should?) issue to the IGP because lawlessness has become the norm.  There’s a problem though.  If people did that, the entire population would have to ‘go home’.  The streets would be empty. Offices would be empty.  The factories won’t function. The fields will not be tilled.  The country would come to a halt.  Come to think of it, if that’s what it takes to get the powers that be to change things, it is what has to be done!

Justice, finally?

The judge who sentenced former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to death has been captured and executed by ISIS militants, it is claimed.  Raouf Abdul Rahman, who sentenced the Hussein to death by hanging in 2006, was reportedly killed by rebels in retaliation for the execution of the 69-year-old former President of Iraq.  It is now known that the invasion of Iraq by US/UK-led forces was illegal, that Hussein didn’t have any weapons of mass destruction. It is known that Hussein was tried as per the dictates of the USA and Rahman therefore was just following orders.  Is there a lesson here for those who are willing slaves of Uncle Sam?

Let’s Bhutanize Sri Lanka

There are 2 solid reasons for Sri Lanka to go the Bhutan way. First, Bhutan has pledged to put in place a program so that the country would move towards 100% organic agriculture.  Considering CKDu and other diseases courtesy chemical inputs in Agriculture, Bhutan’s is a good example to follow.

As importantly, the Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay has declined a revised salary which would have given him an addition Nu 50,000 (Rs 50,000).  If Sri Lankan politicians would follow suit and refused to take all the perks and kick-backs that have become the privilege of the powerful, then we would indeed become the much bragged about ‘Miracle of Asia’!

*Malinda Seneviratne is the Chief Editor of ‘The Nation’ and his articles can be found at www.malindawords.blogspot.com

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    This fool is so predictable.

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      BBS is Gota the Goon’s Self Inflicted wound on Sinhala Buddhists in the Miracle of Modayas – who inhabit MS’ “parallel universe”!

      CBK with all her faults has more principles than Mahinda Jarapassa and Ranil Wickramasinghe put together and must be the joint opposition candidate to send Jarapassa home or to the Hague!

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        MS you are so ignorant and S. Modaya is dead on.

        Bhutan has been persecuting its minorities for year and has a massive refugee crisis and is one of the world’s poorest countries.. Bhutanizing the Miracle of Sinhala Buddhist Modayas is NO solution to the Rajapaksa dictatorship!

        Why don’t you do some real research and stop rearranging your prejudices to hide you lack of knowledge, your ignorance and laziness?
        Please write about what went wrong with Gota the Goon’s Military Training and leadership program for undergraduates who are attacking their lectureres in Rajarata university.
        Militarization that you are so silent about is not the solution although Gota who is a crude and violent man thinks that Militarization is panacea! Or, please write about how the Militarization of Buddhism and how the Buddhist Sanga may be reformed and mordernized and the Mahanayakes who live in luxury and eat food from Moda Dayakkayas until they vomit may be de-throned and replaced with PRACTICING Buddhists who know the meaning of Metta, Karuan, Muditha, Upeka Ahimsa etc?
        Over to you mate!

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          Malinda Seneviratne

          has become a clown of a writer now, and nobody except the cronies of the Mara junta take him on.

          He has nothing truthful to say or report that he has become farcical!

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            If he agrees with your views I am sure you will say he is the best. But then you are part of the terror organisation that was vanquished so what can we expect.
            Milinda is by far one of the best writers in Sri Lanka and that includes Jaffna don’t forget.

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          this is the reason why Rajapakses running this BBS project.
          nobody talks about unemplyment issue.

          ” Group of youth who have passed the Korean language proficiency examination but failed to secure jobs in South Korea staged a protest opposite the Fort Railway Station yesterday. Protesters shout slogans demanding they be provided with employment in Korea. “

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          James Bond

          “MS you are so ignorant and S. Modaya is dead on.”

          Yes. S. Modaya is not really a Modaya.

          The real Modaya , is Malinda Seneviratna Modaya.

          People can see through his shilling.

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        BBS are Norway’s goons to chase Muslims into the arms of Eelam Tamils…………
        Intheir war everyone was with them including religious, NGOs, but not the Muslims.
        Here is an opportunity………

        hi CBK chaura regina, the ltte guy who inflicted the damage to your eye is arrested at Danushkodi in TN a couple of days ago with their accountant.

        S.Modaya…. what do you know of CBK? She was a fool hardy Austin attempting to carry a lorry load in it.

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      But many within local circles will nominate him for the next award soon.
      As many of us CT readership are clear, this man cant call a spade a spade, perhaps the current articles sounds though bit more blunt..as usual ones.

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      the way Gota try to silence Watareke thero show he is not afraid to control buddhist monks. not afraid of public opinion or other buddhist clergy opinion.

      it proves that gota is not doing anything gandasara and bbs becuse bbs is rajapakses pet project.

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      Malinda Seneviratne,

      Being a Shill is not honorable. You can go to hell or will be reborn as a dog, no insult to dogs.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shill

      A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps a person or organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with the person or organization.

      Shill can also be used pejoratively to describe a critic who appears either all-too-eager to heap glowing praise upon mediocre offerings, or who acts as an apologist for glaring flaws. In this sense, such a critic would be an indirect shill.

      Malinda, can you do us all a favour?

      Can you get off this this shilling business with the Maras, or just disappear?

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    Malinda Seneviratne – Self-Inflicted Wounds and Criminality of Rajapaksa

    Justice, finally?

    “The judge who sentenced former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to death has been captured and executed by ISIS militants, it is claimed. Raouf Abdul Rahman, who sentenced the Hussein to death by hanging in 2006, was reportedly killed by rebels in retaliation for the execution of the 69-year-old former President of Iraq. It is now known that the invasion of Iraq by US/UK-led forces was illegal, that Hussein didn’t have any weapons of mass destruction. It is known that Hussein was tried as per the dictates of the USA and Rahman therefore was just following orders. Is there a lesson here for those who are willing slaves of Uncle Sam?”

    Justice, finally? When will it be for Rajapaksa , The Criminal gang.

    The Killers who killed former LTTE leader Velupillai Prabakaran and 50,000 civilians to death has been or to be captured and executed by Justice for people militants, it is claimed. Mahinda Rajapaksa and cronies , who killed Velupillai Prabakaran and 50,000 civilians in 2009, was ? will be reportedly killed by rebels in retaliation for the execution of Velupillai Prabakaran and 50,000 civilians . It is now known that the killing was forces was illegal.

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    Surprising that none of your detractors have posted anything – yet!! Your comments: ‘Isn’t the entire country shooting itself in the proverbial foot, one way or the other, all the time?’ ‘Isn’t it true that we don’t need any enemies because we do the work of the enemy ourselves (for free)?’ are very true. We should take a good look at ourselves.

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    Not a word about his lord and master MR.
    Not a word about the nepotism and corruption of the Rajapassa family and their cronies because Malinda SeneviRotten is also an MR crony singing for his supper. :)

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      Percy Jilmart

      “Not a word about his lord and master MR. Not a word about the nepotism and corruption of the Rajapassa family and their cronies because Malinda SeneviRotten is also an MR crony singing for his supper. :)”

      This can be succinctly using one word, Shill.

      http://lkvideos.net/view/64872/purakalani-57-020714/

      A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps a person or organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with the person or organization

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        Correction, RE Malinda Seneviratna Comment.

        Correct Link for Shill,

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shill

        A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps a person or organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with the person or organization.

        Shilling is illegal in many circumstances and in many jurisdictions[1] because of the potential for fraud and damage; however if a shill does not place uninformed parties at a risk of loss, but merely generates “buzz,” the shill’s actions may be legal. For example, a person planted in an audience to laugh and applaud when desired (see claque), or to participate in on-stage activities as a “random member of the audience,” is a type of legal shill.[citation needed

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    Oh, spoke a bit too soon!! Anyway ‘they’ seem to be all busy throwing brickbats at Dayan J!!

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    When the dust settles Watarake Thero should take this guys to courts for spreading false information. This guy is a paid servant of Rajapakse and he has the audacity to attack Chandrika who has asked for Justice. I never imagined a free laptop would make a man suck so much that too and educated fool!

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    “There’s penance. Self-flagellation. People do all kinds of masochistic things. But is it only Ven Watareka Wijitha Thera who is self-inflicting cuts and blows? Isn’t it true that the Government cooks its own goose? Isn’t it true that it is because the Opposition cooks its goose that it cannot make capital of goose-cooking indulged in by the Government? Isn’t the entire country shooting itself in the proverbial foot, one way or the other, all the time? Isn’t it true that we don’t need any enemies because we do the work of the enemy ourselves (for free)?”

    I like this part. In 2009 it was more true to Tamils than anybody else. Tamils don’t need enemies to destroy them.
    Tamil were suffering for 28 years. They all got together and made Vaddukkodai resolution. The all started some kind of freedom fight. They were seeing some victories too. They became jealousy of each other. They did not need a enemies for them to destroy. Kathirkamar, Devanantha, Karuna,… everybody was within them. Now they are not cared as a race in Lanka any more. In the North and East they are treated even less than farm cattle. They are no longer minorities of Lanka. President has declared there is only one race. So the Sinhalese do not have their Tamil enemy any more. So the theoretician trying to find enemies within themselves.

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    This man writes “The Police did nothing to stop the MP from being assaulted.
    Have you noticed the way this journalist used wording and pattern of the sentence..What does this really means??? What is the opinion or the message he wants to pass to readers? Why these elite Sinhalese journalists and self proclaimed political analysts (Mr 4% type guys) have no values or ethics of their profession or what they do for living.. to feed their children … Sad…

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    You are a good poet, Malinda. You should have remained confined to the literary world. Rue the day you became a political commentator! Readers do not appear to believe what you say even if you really mean it!

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    Nobody said that chandrika opposed violence…it’s just the fact that she never encouraged racial hatred nor communal violence…when the LTTE bombed Dalada Maligawa, tamil shops or houses didn’t burn, because the state did not encourage that type of hatred…imagine if Rajapassa Ran Goja and the clan were in power at that time, what would happen to the tamils in Kandy…their shops would have burned in clear daylight, the police would have watched doing nothing…and after everything is over Rajapassa Ran Goja the double dealing sociopathic con-man would have visited the tamils, would have kissed their children and would have said “i will bring them to justice”

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      Never Communal riots stopped by any head of Lanka. Never any head of Lanka stopped mass murdering of Tamil using Sinhala Army and goons. All other heads had their private networks to laugh directly on Tamil. The only difference between them and Chandrika is she did not know how to form that kind of network. But it is the Lankan History that Chandrika is the only President in Lanka dismissed her government because it signed a pact with Tamil. This is equal to Mapitigama Buddharakkitha Thero, who organized the murder of Bandaranayake for signing a pack with Tamils.

      LTTE put a halt to communal riots learning from the lesson of 1983. JR, just because LTTE took military a target, he took all available Tamil civilian targets in the south and called the North and East Tamil civilian to come for a war. So, LTTE changed the techniques. Thereafter, whoever could it be, “eye for eye, first and if it is an ear then an ear” was their behavior.

      Lanka destroyed more than 2700 temples. This has nothing to do with the additional Tamil Mosques and Tamil churches (Navali Church alone 145 Tamils death). After doing that much destruction to Tamils prayer places, Lankan government purposefully invited LTTE to Dalada Maligawa. As an armed movement, when they went there, they started their fight there too.(remember Lanka army Bombed Hospital and no fire zones too). The last resolution of UNHRC says the investigation should focus on why the involved parties behaved during the war in the way it has happened. That is a good direction to find out the reason for many things happened in Lanka for the last 66 years. Unfortunately the resolution limited the investigation within the periods of LLRC. (That is a period selected by King not bring out true reasons, but to purposefully to hide many thing- So not a lot going to come out, Further still it is not bad and all Tamils welcome the resolution to something rather than nothing, unlike all the previous ones)

      You are trying to say the Mahavamsa Modayas were gentlemen, so they did not retaliate to Dalada Maligawa incident. But you may not deny that the Lanka is in these conditions because those Modaya Gentlemen have been destroying the Tamils without any provocation from 1948. In fact, it is not Mahavamsa Modaya Gentlemen start the pogroms. It is the Kings and the Queens at the Lanka throne have been organizing the pogroms. Once unleashed, the Mahavamsa Modaya Mad dogs have been doing the biting jobs. So the Attanagalla Princess would not have dared to organize of hurting Tamils that time. She did know LTTE would have taken it as a lesson, the same way it took the 1983. Other than that, it’s all pretty certain if King back to third term, Chandrika will be facing war crime investigation within Lanka. Everybody understands that. That is why King selected “Peace time”(leaving side her war crime period) as the time period for investigation and exonerating by LLRC. Remember the IPKF time remains gazetted for investigation of war crime. As Sonia did not vote at UNHRC for the last resolution, King did not do anything about it. He would have held Sonia on the proper place, if had she voted against Lanka. But,Chandrika is not yet out woods. Her time is still open.

      Chandrika is unlikely meddle back the Lankan politics again. So, King is very slow on taking care of her. Just for a joke, suggest to Chandrika to bring her children to Lanka and position them against Namal. Then you will see how much of Chandrika’s and Ratwatta’s activities from North will come to light.

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        Your beloved LTTE was no more better than the Rajapaksas themselves..justifying one terror act because of another is clearly a sign of moral hypocrisy…no matter what race you belong to, a racist will always be a racist..”You are trying to say the Mahavamsa Modayas were gentlemen, so they did not retaliate to Dalada Maligawa incident” i was trying to say something about chandrika, what the hell are you talking about?? the LTTE has also massacred civilians, not only Sinhalese but also Muslims…you trying to justify their actions is just pathetic..loser

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          “justifying one terror act because of another is clearly a sign of moral hypocrisy…”

          “the LTTE has also massacred civilians, not only Sinhalese but also Muslims”

          What hell are you talking? From 1956 you have the sole authority for the “hitman contract” and nobody else should put their hands on you job?

          Please describe me a method how to relocate the Tamils they were chase out of South in 1958 and getting compensation for their losses. Further how to hire and pay private securities for their future security when the government army and south rowdies attack them?

          Didn’t it work when LTTE started to retaliate for every incidents of army and south rowdies did in south, there was no communal riot after 1983. Why do think a judge hang a man? If he hangs a man he is saving another 25. So far, from the news I have been Reading, I did not read even a 1000 civilians killed between from 1983 to 2009 by LTTE. That is little more than 25 yeas period. But between 1977 and 1983 alone GOSL’ murders of Tamils are more than 5000 in both communal pogroms. That just a Little above 5 years. In that rate, they saved 25,000 Tamils. You can cry for you dead. I understand. But I am happy my peoples are saved. It is not Tamils who started to kill. In all countries they are law one can kill for his defense. It is not murder; it is not even tit for tat. Unless there was 1956, 1958, 1971, 1977, 1983 there would not have anybody looked protection from LTTE.

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    Linda Lin d a stop spreading falsehoods about Rev Watareka. You know as well as I do who did it….

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    Malinda SeneviROTTEN, you are rotten to the core just like Hitlerpassa and his thieves. Join hands with Rajkattapal Abeynayake, “Ambassador” Bijay (our man in Sydney), Dayan J, Shenali Waduge, Champika Liyanarachichichi etc. Your mind is so warped that you selected an inappropriate picture of CBK for this “article”.
    LOSER!

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    another load of garbage written by this imbecile. CT, please don’t waste readers time by publishing this crap.

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    Oh well…I mean Buthan did not have a vast commercial sector in tea and rubber (or did they?)………thus corrupted by capitalism, there’s no turning back, unless there is revolution. Therefore, we must take all capitalized phenomenon and converted them to peace, love, sharing and loving kindness………….i mean, capitalistic trends and tendencies are the new pre-historic jungles mankind has to conquer and live with.

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