1 December, 2020

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Sirisena Draws Condemnation From Civilized World: Lauds Duterte’s Murderous “War” Against Drugs And Vows To Follow His Footsteps

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena once again drew condemnation from the civilized world when he publicly lauded Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war” against drugs.

Human Rights Watch, last year, stated that Duterte’s murderous “drug war” resulted in the killing of more than 12,000 drug suspects.

Duterte, according to global human rights watchdogs, has responded to increased criticism of his anti-drug campaign by impugning, harassing, and threatening critics of the government and human rights defenders.

It is against this backdrop that Sirisena, who became the laughing stock of the civilized world during the 51-day political crisis in Sri Lanka, praised the so-called drug war of his Philippino counterpart.

Sirisena made these remarks following his bilateral talks with Duterte as part of his five-day visit to the country. Sirisena also vowed to follow Duterte’s footsteps to curb the drug menace in his country.

In his speech, Sirisena said, “Excellency, the war against crime and drugs carried out by you is an example to the whole world, and personally to me. Drug menace is rampant in my country and I feel that we should follow your footsteps to control this hazard.”

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    In his speech, Sirisena said, “Excellency, the war against crime and drugs carried out by you is an example to the whole world, and personally to me. Drug menace is rampant in my country and I feel that we should follow your footsteps to control this hazard.”

    Difference between a village donkey and an oxford educated man !!

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      Spot on.

      Uneducated rascals both MR and MS broke the constitution several times.
      RW back to his old tricks deal deal deal.
      Sirasa Derana and Hiru making things worse day by day by feeding fake news to the sinkhala village idiots.

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      Which Oxford-educated donkey?
      I remember statements by Oxford-educated Lalith A. labelling all and sundry ‘terrorists’

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      This village donkey has a long penis which is useless, all fart no shit.
      During the fake government they caught so many drug dealers, what happened to them.MaRa Sira collecting money for election campaigns.

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      WOW, this would be a news for the gallery, but we the real lover of this country would never trust a man who shamelessly betrayed the mandate given 6.2 mio voters against Mahinda Rajakashe authoritarian rule-

      This was based on ONE SINGLE issue, which is to work on an another term/extension of his term upto 2025, by becoming the PE candidate for UPFA in next election 2019.

      This unexpectable, unethical, change became number one priority, detecting the internal crisis, that the RAJAPAKSHE family (MR family and his siblings, Gotabaya, Basil and Chamal) goes through not being able them to allow one of their brothers to be the Presidential contender.
      :
      Dream of lanken Mugabe aka former President Mahinda Rajapakshe is to pass the thorown to his bastard CRIMINAL son-Namal Baby (who is now 33 yrs). Namal Baby is not eligible to 2020 election, being underage.
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      Like a fox waiting for its prey, President changed his mind for his OWN will, no matter his mandate would have been betrayed, his rude behaviour was contrast during 52-conspiracy by which he ever made BIGGEST harm to lanken democracy.
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      How can SIRISENA be Duterte or the like MEN regarding finding solution for any alarming issues, if we CLOSELY study his MENTAL state today ?

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      This picture reminded me, at the time BP – Mahinda Rajapakshe put his HAND AROUND the shoulder of late lybian Leader Gadafi FEW years ago, as an provocative act of signalling the world, ” I am no better to Gadafi”,

      Entire world criiticised Mahinda Rajapkashe as a leader and started to corner usin the world. That is how ENIRE world stood against us and by 2015, we had only SWAZILAND and BELARUS.
      :
      That became even contrast after BP Rajapakshe continued to pay a visit to Belarus (one of the brutal dictators in today Europe).

    • 9
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      Sandra Alonso,

      President Sirisena is a Sinhala-“Buddhist”. He prays to statues of Buddha, and Buddha never asked followers to do that.

      In addition, the Sinhala”Buddhist” Sirisena, also prays to trees.

      Now Sirisena has got a new role model, Duarte. If Sirisena can stop the the drug dealers and those who make and distribute drugs, ii will be a good thing. However, Sirisena should be impeached for the unlawful and unconstitutional coup with the Crook dealer kingpin Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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      “Lauds Duterte’s Murderous “War” Against Drugs And Vows To Follow His Footsteps”

      CT – don’t take him serious. To test, take him front of Pope and see what he vows…

  • 6
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    fools rush in where angels fear to tread

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    When MR finished the war with Tigers with heavy casualties even on Tamil civilians, the number being unknown still, I did not hear many complaints from the Simhalayas. When MS says he will do something similar to stop the drug menace, following in the footsteps of Duterte, all hell breaks loose. Does it mean that Tamils are inferior to drug dealers?

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      Palani, Sirisena is after ALL drug dealers both Sinhala and Tamil. Don’t worry he won’t discriminate!

      I hope you understand that I am not serious. Sirisena is looking for any cause to nail his flag to. He wants to be President again.

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        With this statement about drug leaders I have decided to vote for Sirisena if he contests for Presidency. I don’t care who is killed in the drug war. I don’t care even if some of them are innocent. It has to be done ASAP and with all power in one’s control. A merciless, brutal, animalistic war is required right now.

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    His speech is a disgrace to the humankind.
    It will take maximum 3 months to eradicate drug menace in Sri Lanka, if a rigorous plan is in place, as Sri Lanka is mainly used as a drug smuggling importation and transportation hub with the patronage of state officials and politicians.
    On the contrary, Philippines is a drug consumer country.
    If swift action is not taken, eventually Sri Lanka will also become a drug consumer country.
    Hanging drug offenders who are facing death sentence won’t solve the problem as drug trafficking is an ever growing black market industry, the value of which is around US$ 400 BILLION per annum.

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      What is the difference between MR and MS ?
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      Earlier, MS was condom supporter to MR.
      .
      It became other way around from 26 October 2018 – meaning now MR is the condom supporter to MS.
      .
      How come we the PEACE LOVING were much hopeful of having this bugger appointed by 6.2 mio votes ? I now think we too should have eaten PUNNAKKU to consider the man as our leader,
      :
      But we dont regret at least one thing is done, that is WE GOT RID OF BP RAJPAKSHE from his authoriatarian rule, not once but twice sofar.
      :

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        Samson Gunawardhana – “What is the difference between MR and MS?” – It is the same shit different day!

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      But Champawathiyo, his speech is praised by BP Rajapkshe and his criminal gang for sure. Your bed partner Wimal Ponnawanse would do so above anyone else.
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      So it is contradictory ? What is wrong Champa, you are infected by an another deadly virus ?.
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      We always warned you enough not to sit with Wimal Ponnawanse and BP Rajapkshe that close, albeit you cant set line between going by YOUR profession ( oldest in the world).

      • 2
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        BP Rajapaksha means Bala Peretha?

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          BP- stand for Ballige putha. We have now abbreviated the terms during the last few days while WP- Wesige putha.
          Just allowing us to use the ACCRONYMs give some reliefs to us since we cant tolerate this guys standing on the way by his kind of hatreds and rabble rousing statements being added to air, each time leaving the parliament.

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    ”…It’s only words, & words are all I have ……” (with apologies to BeeGees)

    Sirisena doesn’t seem to be aware that the drug menace multiplied exponentially during the previous regime where he was also the Health Minister & several of his own colleagues were implicated in drug running. Having failed in every aspect in his Presidency, this must be his final shot at getting some popularity among the masses with his tough talk.

    In fact, by promoting an alleged war criminal as Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces as well (to carry out dirty deeds without questioning?), Sirisena seems to be believing in vigilantism instead of justice & law, his ignorance & tiny mind failing to differentiate the accepted norm in a civilised world. At the end of the day, it will be some poor sods who happen to be at the wrong place & the wrong time that will be sacrificed while the kingpins & the Mafia continue their luxury lifestyle & everything will be hunky dory in this land like no other.

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      Raj-UK
      UK is a heaven for thousands of LTTE war criminals who massacred innocent civilians.
      The new Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces is not a war criminal.
      If fighting to save a country plagued by terrorism for 30 long years makes Military General a war criminal, then this world will ruled by terrorists only.

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        Champaaaassss

        “UK is a heaven for thousands of LTTE war criminals who massacred innocent civilians.”

        Italy, Dubai, Down under, some of our Embassies and High Commissions … have become haven for war criminals and permanent staging posts for mutant Sinhala/Buddhist fascists.

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          “UK is a heaven for thousands of LTTE war criminals who massacred innocent civilians.”

          Then I think – MEDAMULANA and southern SRILANKA also rest of the part in that rotten island is the heavan for RAAJAPKSHE WAR criminals. right ?

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        Champa it is not you who should decide who is a war criminal, but an independent panel of people of integrity. As far as UK is concerned these Tamils are not criminals, but members of armed forces like Shavendra De Silva, Kamal Guneratne etc who will not be given visa to enter UK. Did you hear that there is a case filed in UK courts against that throat slitter for his crime and he is noticed to appear on 21st. Kamal Guneratne has been warned that he is likely to be arrested in Australia. So much for your war heroes who in the eyes of impartial people are criminals to be punished.

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          No we did not hear about it please tell us more. According to GS the LTTE killed Mr Thiagarajah….is it why FP/ITAK/TULF/…….PLOTE, TELO worked for GOSL in the instruction of GOI now want to be rewarded for their activities since 1948??

          I wonder where the drugs are manufactured??????? the suppliers? what is the TNA investigations and reporting on this subject…….I guess you will charge the armed forces too just like the war crime after lived off the blood and protection to save yourself from the LTTE??? now you got someone to do the dirty work of killing all the Tamils and Sinhalese want to be rewarded with the land and slaves for the future mafia activity???

          It is so funny Mr Sumathiran things some other media outlets are not factual having just republished the New Suthenthiran will openly tell anyone to kill the other……….was the historical fact.

          When are we going home to Jaffna GS?? is it SL your home??

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          Integrity is when TNA tell the world how many people they killed to get to the parliament seat since 1948……methodologies adopted………who funded and financed them…………..we the SL Tamils will investigate this punish them.

          The GOSL need to answer to us and the world is why this outfit allowed into the parliament……….yes they were useful in helping the GOSL to eliminate the LTTE now the use is no more????? then why TNA would like Hon President stand on drugs Philippines style pauses more questions than they answer???????

          • 0
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            It is like the missing fish sock for the past 70 years is it not?

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              Our country was poisoned by arms and drugs…..victims are our children.

              We need to find the mafias and fight them until they are no more……the cover story Tamil/Sinhala/Muslim does not change the fact…….first step for this eradication has to be removal of all the identity politics then the media with no investigative journalism capacity..spew venom only then we can lay the foundation for change.

              All other discussions on constitution is fruitless unless otherwise we remove this evil drugs and the arms…….and the evils who supplied them to our land has to be investigated by the UN…………poisoned our children with drugs……stolen all our fish stock for the past 70 years…….MADE US ALL FIGHT AND KILL EACH OTHER.

              No human rights applies here………as our human right to a dignified life supersede this crooks/scums.

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        Champa
        The argument over war crimes will never be accepted by those in denial & it is not relevant to the current subject. However, let me explain my point in simple language for your tiny mind to grasp.
        You have stated ” …LTTE war criminals who massacred innocent civilians….” The same is alleged by the Red Cross & other NGOs, as well as, international reporters, who had first hand experience that some Govt. forces have done the same. It’s very easy to reject such claims by saying that it’s all false propaganda by pro Elamists but if there is nothing to hide, why can’t the Govt. (& even those accused) allow an impartial enquiry to lay the matter to rest once & for all? If I am accused of a crime, I would prefer to clear my name rather than living under suspicion.
        If the SL army is responsible for indiscriminately killing people who have surrendered, whether hard core combatants or civilians forced by the LTTE, they all have the right to a fair hearing before convicted of crimes. We call our armed personnel heroes & in the same way, those who have been oppressed or discriminated in some way, thereby having a grudge against the state & it’s people, may call those who allegedly try to ‘liberate’ them as freedom fighters. For example, The British called the IRA, terrorists, but they were freedom fighters to the Irish, & today, the IRA & the ‘Loyalists’ share power in Northern Ireland. In this 21st century, the armed forces of a democratic country are expected to be disciplined from the top & abide by the Geneva Convention but if behave like vigilantes or conduct kangaroo courts to justify their crimes of rape, pillage & massacres, then they are no better than terrorists.
        Unfortunately, in SL, the President, current & his predecessor, as well as, the high ranking officers of the armed forces, do not seem to have any idea of what is accepted as humanity, freedom of speech, justice & equality by the civilised world in the 21st century.

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    Sirisena’s limp hand shake says it all. Let’s see how many drug lords will face his wrath.

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      I had commented on his chest high handshakes before. How can anyone expect this village donkey to know how to shake hands. It will be interesting to know what he learnt to shake as a teenager and if he did it right.

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    Insane dictators pose a bigger danger to the world than drug dealers.

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    BIRDS OF THE FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER. Moron Sirisena met his Moron counterpart.

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    Uncivilized Village Silly once again drew condemnation from the civilized world when he publicly lauded Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war” against drugs.

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    Would you buy a used car from either of these fellows? Dressed in hypocritical white and hair suspiciously black, how much do they impress you?

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    Mr. Editor.
    Why should the so called civilized world condemn any person for lauding “War against Drugs”? The impression created by your headline is that the taking of drugs should be encouraged and not condemned. I am surprised
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    ” One arsehole visits another arsehole “

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    Drug lords of Sri Lanka has the patronage from both side of the political divide..

    My3 will kill few low ranking drug peddlers and crow I am taking tough action against drugs menace.
    drug warlords will carry lining the pockets of the politicians.

    the army will carry on pushing drugs to the Tamil students at the schools gates.

    Hippies are invading Sri Lanka and having rock music festival and drugs and sex in the jungles.
    The local politicians are turning a blind eye to these.

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    It’s good to imprison all the fund raisers through drug dealing.

    It’s unkind to destroy them.

    They must be kept as flowers in prison cells & be given every luxury they want.

    Human rights organization can visit to worship them.

    But where can they find funds for that?

    Sure, they’ll deal in drugs for that.

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    Sira is a comic! He has just appointed a Presidential Commission to inquire into conduct of government which includes abuse of power! So here is my take:

    Sira is a person holding political office and is answerable to the people for his actions. His actions commencing on 26 October 2018 constitute “abuse or misuse of power or authority” a remit identified in the scope of the commission appointed. The very first complaint to the commission should be against Sirisena to investigate and report the serious damages and or losses to state assets and state revenue as a result of Sirisena’s abuse of power or authority in violation of the constitution which violations have been affirmed by the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.

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    Good man!

    We need to eliminate those devil worshippers who import tons and tons of heroine from Pakistan, Afghanistan and ganja from Kerala.

    These ‘thoppi hutans’ refuse to cell cigarettes but push heroin and MDM to our kids near school gates. Dutarte’s solution will be the best.

    By the way, get their families to pay for the bullet too.

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    Pathi

    You obviously aren’t aware of the horrendous policy of what amounts to extra-judicial killings of drug offenders and other criminals in the Philippines. The key word in the title to this article is “Murderous” not “War against drugs”.
    Duterte has called upon even ordinary citizens to take the law into their hands and kill such criminals.
    No one is against an all-out legally-conducted offensive on drug dealers but there is international horror and condemnation of the policy employed by Duterte.
    Many would feel that Maitripala Sirisena’s commendation of it stems from either ignorance or lack of morality. I don’t know which is worse — the former in the political leader of a country or the latter in a professed Buddhist.

    The policy is a shocking example of “the means justifies the end”.

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    sirisena is just a talker.He has the AFNS qualification. Duetre is different.he has NFPS qualification.

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    Philippines unfortunately has had bad Presidents all along. Ferdinand Marcos was corrupt to the core but remained in power by granting impunity to the Uniform Services. The life style of the Marcos family was excessively opulent. They provided ‘domestics’ to the world. The well meaning Presidents who succeeded Marcos could not control the ‘Uniforms’.
    Steps in Rodrigo Duterte with the catch slogan “Death to Drug Addicts”. Mind you Drug Runners are not included. Filipinos fell for it.
    Duterte is crude, vulgar and obscene. He has said something to the effect, ‘If the arrested is young, rape her, give me the first turn’. With the ‘Uniforms’ now behind him, his position is secure.
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    We are ashamed to see MS rubbing shoulders with Duterte.
    Worse Duterte, near our flag.

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    In a previous comment I said that this man has gone mad. Literally stark raving mad. Just a matter of time. Hittler, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, were lunatics. Some say that the N.Korean leader is somewhat a despot. He is called “Aiyo Sirisena”, Sillisena, etc but he was acclaimed by us six million as a kind of “saviour” of Sri Lanka. He had such an amazing chance, being welcomed even by the Queen of England with a bare-handed hand shake. And the man blew it in style. Is it that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely? Or is it eh kind od worship that we practice in the country by visiting all the temples to offer penance for our vile conduct? If this adage “power corrupts” applies to all leaders, then how did the late Lee Kwan make Singapore what that country is now compared to what it was in 1947? I think the answer is to have a man or woman who does NOT believe in the “power” of the temple gods.

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    We voted for this Shitsena after trusting his high and mighty big talks. Now, he has done 360 degree about turn on all what he said. This lunatic has become a real rascal, like all the other politicians of SL, on daily basis he is falling into the gutters.

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    Oh my gawd….the whole world stopped working and stood still and stared at Sirisena meeting Dutertes with teary eyes….LOL

  • 0
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    How disgustingly embarrassing. The leader of our country fawning over a world despised thug, who ordered the killing of drug users, and bragged he has killed people himself. Isn’t there better leaders to admire and follow? What is he doing there in the first place. Other world leaders, with good sense, are not going there at all.

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    Does it occur to anyone that Sira maybe having a drug problem within his own family?
    Hence his obsession to eliminate drug peddlers and dealers.
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    Just thinking….

  • 0
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    Just when Filipinos thought they had the dumbest president in the world !

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