19 November, 2018

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Sirisena Gives Gun Trotting Former Hambantota Mayor Top SLFP Post

President Maithripala Sirisena who came to power last year with a good governance pledge, has fallen back on his promise once again after giving the gun trotting former Mayor of Hambantota Eraj Ravindra Fernando a top position in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

Eraj

Eraj

In 2014, armed with a pistol, Fernando led a gang of thugs to attack and chase several UNP Parliamentarians including Eran Wickramaratne, Ajith Manapperuma, Ajith P. Perera, Nalin Priyantha Bandara and R. Yogarajan when they were on a fact finding mission to inspect the port and airport in Hambantota, during former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s term. The UNP MPs had obtained approval from the relevant officials before visiting the two sites; however they couldn’t complete their mission due to the attack on them, with Fernando also seen at the location wielding a pistol.

However, despite this thuggery behavior, President Sirisena has gone ahead and appointed Fernando, as the electoral organiser of the SLFP for Beliatta.

Apart from his stunt on the UNP MPs, Fernando has been arrested and remanded twice for committing various offences in 2014 and 2015.

In 2015, Fernando was arrested and remanded on charges that he attempted to obstruct the official duties of an officer in charge at the Ambalangoda Police Station by attempting to forcibly remove a suspect from police custody. Before that in 2014, Fernando was arrested in connection to an alleged attack on a group of opposition supporters at a bus halt in Hambantota.Eraj

The move by Sirisena to appoint a person with such a checkered history to the position of electoral organiser has surprised many in the political circles.

Today, President Sirisena appointed 40 new district and electoral organisers to the SLFP. Sirisena has removed Rajapaksa loyalists such as Keheliya Rambukwella, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Gamini Lokuge, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and C B Ratnayake as SLFP organisers and have instead appointed his loyalists in an effort to strengthen his hold within the party. (By Munza Mushtaq @ Colombo Telegraph)

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  • 40
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    Aiyooo Sirisena! Ayahapaalanaya?

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      Aiyoo Sirisena Gamarala,

      RE: Sirisena Gives Gun Trotting Former Hambantota Mayor Top SLFP Post

      Are you afraid of the Devil, Yakka?

      Why not get a Kattadiya?

      • 5
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        aiyo A..mara, Goo…mara, Hoo….mara…choo ..mara

        • 10
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          SLFP and UNP, Ranil and Sira are trading in corruption!

          They will finally sink in their own stink..
          People are fed up of rising taxes and prices while the corrupt politicians Mahinda Jarapassa, Sira, Ranil tango at the Parliament of criminal and corrupt Morons!

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          No women or members of minority communities have been given posts by Sirisena.

          Chandrika Banadaranaiyake Kumaratunge over to you to bring MULTICULTURALISM and gender equity into SLFP.

          Before building reconciliation with minorities , or in order to do so first address the rot and lack of women and minorities in leadership in your own SLFP Party in which you are a Patron!

          SLFP is a SInhala Buddhist ONLY party!

          CBK and civil society activists and other SLFP members should protest the appointment of corrupt clowns by Sira!

          Sira who is a govi kula man thinks that women are ornaments and cannot lead!

      • 0
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        [Edited out]

    • 25
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      These are bone licking dogs their nature is indispensable to outreach masses. So be it within SLFP or UNP there are the kind of men sometimes more than the edcuated. So IS THEIR any choice before Mr Sirisena if he has to go for party and strengthening it… ?

      In the country, almost over 80% are corrupted men. From what they add to this forum, we can read their thoughts.

      Most of them know nothing about YAHA palanaya.

      God bless srilanka.

    • 13
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      This is not acceptable. My3’s state of mind/brain need to be checked. He is getting worse. He has appointed his brother to SLT top job. He took his stupid son Daham to UN. Unable to control Mahinda and the gang. Now unable to appoint good people to SLFP posts.

  • 32
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    If we keep the door open for criminals to enter Sri Lankan politics we are sure to turn into yet another failed state! Future of SL politics is looking bleak. looks like we haven’t learnt our lesson. Setting up the Sri Lankan system to create more Rajapaksa type monsters.

    • 28
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      Yep. Truly this is a very low point.

      President must be under siege. First task is to make sure Carlton House gangsters will not return. This might be the price our country has to pay.

      Do not forget SLFP in general is an utterly corrupt political party. Many leading members are despicable criminals. This idiot is hardly the worst.

      Soon we might wake up to find out the dumb electorate in Hambantota has elected this joker to Sri Lanka’s Parliament.

      God help us and our President!

      Cheers!

      • 5
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        “Do not forget SLFP in general is an utterly corrupt political party. “

        Yes, the UNP is a pillar of virtue isn’t it. Isn’t it your green slip I see showing?

        • 9
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          Perriappa,

          Exactly what kind of SLFP slave are you?

          Your loyalty should be to the country and it’s people. All people.

          Not to SLFP, UNP or any other P.

          Are you happy now?

          Cheers!

          • 0
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            “”Your loyalty should be to the country and it’s people. All people.””

            patriot 90% morons.

            Animal Farm of the indian ocean??

            Look at the fastest man on earth smiling and the number of golds.- Caribbean Commonwealth Nation.- it’s for humans only.

    • 6
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      We are already a failed state Sunil. What in our country works the way it should. Most of the rogues from the former Rajapaksa Mafia are now within this government. Fraud is rampant. Santhosams to the high officials with the utterly corrupt practice of giving duty free luxury car permits is just the tip of the fraud iceberg. It is bleak already. The monsters are holding sway. My3 is worst of all. He won our hearts promising yahapalanaya and now we have yamapalanaya in such a short time.

  • 11
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    OMG… Why??? There must be a good reason but am still stunned…

  • 3
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    Yahapalanayata Jaya Wewa
    Aiyo Sirisenata jaya Wewa.

    lets have more of then appointed.

    • 8
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      thondamannay

      “Yahapalanayata Jaya Wewa Aiyo Sirisenata jaya Wewa. lets have more of then appointed.”

      What did you do to get this hooligan behind bars when MR did nothing to stop his thuggery?

      It was okay under MR, was it?

  • 7
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    Sirsena is heeding to Mahinda rajapakse request!

  • 7
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    Eraj Fernando is a No 1 Gambler,Who frequently roaming at Casino clubs in Colombo city.

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      Jayamanna,

      “Eraj Fernando is a No 1 Gambler,Who frequently roaming at Casino clubs in Colombo city.”

      As long as he carries only a toy gun and spends his own money I see no problem.

  • 5
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    MS is drowning in SLFP-waters – he has to clutch even a straw. This is the
    political reality of today. Come Elections MS wants the kind that existed under
    MR to continue. Of course he thinks he is not harming the State, as his
    predecessor did?

  • 2
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    If the YAHAPALANAYA slowly Becoming Awapalanaya,
    What we can expect from so called politikkas for the betterment of people of Sri lanka.

    “Raja Bhawathu Dahammiko”?????????????.

  • 4
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    Judas Brutus Sira has deleted the file ‘Yahapalanaya’.

    • 3
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      Yet Sirisena “is an honourable, man”, no! (WS)

      And some have said: “The Nelson Mandela of Sri Lanka”!!!***!!!¿¿!!!

  • 5
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    To be on the saddle of the SLFP, Sirisena is compelled to accommodate this type of character. On the contrary Ranil maintains discipline in the UNP not to accommodate even Tissa Attanayake type.

    • 2
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      Why not Ranil go against that uneducated bugger, the one who made to commit suicide becoming an another Mervin.

    • 3
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      The way he tried to and continues to try and thwart an proper investigation of the bond scandal shows he is of high caliber lol

      (Yes, I know he did appoint a 3 man committee of UNP stooges to investigate it LOL)

  • 4
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    Like what happened during the General Election to Hirunika and Rajitha all these guys gun totting or not will be contesting under the UNP umbrella to give Sirisena a face saving way out at the next local election.

  • 5
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    THATTE WARLORD TROIKA

    ,- Mara මැර Palanaya -,

    Higanno Ehema Thama,

    Lankawe Hingannage Thuwale – or the beggar’s wound.

    Gahapan kollo Jamis Bond

    • 0
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      Eunach Ranjith is upto his MR applogetic assignment.

  • 2
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    The more things change, the more they remain the same. Sigh!

    • 2
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      rather, the more they complicate- civilisation going gone.

  • 0
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    Mr President, what happen to you? we have trust you the lot and highly rated among Sri Lankan politicians, But day by day you are the disappointing US,

  • 3
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    come on SIRISENA
    are you serioously MAD

  • 1
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    “in an effort to strengthen his hold within the party”

    shoudn’t that be a typho.Should be hole,not hold.

    anyway whats wrong with him having some protection with a pistol.After all ranil is spending 600 million rupees for bombproof cars for his protection and siri is only investing in a pistol and a sarong johnny by the side of the pistol toter who will lift his sarong higher and higher and shoot his water pistol.

  • 1
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    wasn’t alfred durayappah and SWRD shot with a pistol?Hope sirisena does not give too high expectations to this thug.Amirthalingam also was playing with prabhaharan and he turned against him.once you know a person is a thug don’t have anything to do with him,that is my motto.If you play with fire you get burnt.If you do everything correctly by the book you don’t get hurt.

  • 3
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    Unbelievable! If true, would Nelson Mandela made such an appointment?

  • 3
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    It is very wrong on the part of the govt. to accept a criminal into
    their fold. Technically he should be charged for attempted murder and
    charged accordingly, instead, he is given a top post in SLFP. A person of his calibre and notoriety was not playing with children, carrying a toy pistol. He chased UNP MPs with a loaded gun while the MPs were running away and had they stayed on,few of them would have got killed or injured and more over it is a disgrace to the party, the MPs belong
    -ed as they had to run to save their lives. UNP leader Ranil is silent on this matter, probably the MPs who were on an fact finding official mission were not ‘Royalists’ nor the elite of the party.

    The grave damage the MS/RW combo is doing to their parties is that they
    let the anti govt.culprits to be free and some given lucrative jobs in the govt. who has no basic education and qualifications, and no jail terms, under false illusion that their loyalty changed towards them but when it comes to the time for elections,they turn colours and change overnight to the opposition, depending of course which way the wind blows and parties look up in desperation as they fall short of numbers. This has happened in the current govt. and no further advice reqd. I wonder how far this story is true but is the IC blind to these undemocratic practices and praise the govt. for good governance. Are we to judge the other countries, specially the US and Europe by our own standards.?

  • 3
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    My3 has no SLFP grassroots support so he is trying to get that by appointing former MR supporters who are willing to work for him. That is the reason for endless delay holding LG elections. My3 knows that he is going to lose if an election is held today.

  • 3
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    Vishwamithra’s Visionary and Lankan Mandella’s new Security Detail..

    Just in time before Bodhi Sira shares the 70 Anniversary Ovation from the UNP members.

    In case Eran and Yoganadan hires a few UNP Galleon’s activists from Bloemendhall to settle old score.

    Can you blame new Mandela , with the Law bending UNP cop in charge now.

  • 4
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    Oh dear ……. MS Mr Clean is getting badly stained by embracing these beetle juice Rajapassa acolytes. Previously Muttettugama, now this ruffian, and in between all sorts of riff raff from MR’s former retinue have been winning President’s confidence: how many more?
    This move is not consistent with dropping Rambukwella and Pavitri etc. Either MS is under siege and zapped by Rajapassa loyalists, or his horse-trading of principles to remain as the President of the Party is erratic. It is an unholy mess. He seems to be more concerned about his Party than the Country.

    • 3
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      I don’t understand why everybody keeps forgetting that MY3 was in MR’s government for all it’s existence sans two months. No he is MR Clean?

      • 0
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        until he got nearly poisoned with a hopper feed.

  • 1
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    What is the big deal?

    Ask Upul Jayasuriya. He will tell you, even Nelson Mandela also used ANC guards. Then why the Lankawe Mandela should not use his SLFP guards?

    It is preparation to send Eraj Parliament for all the dedicated services he did.

    Where else that poor soul can go? It is not fit even to go to hell. So only place that can accommodate him is Lankawe’s parliament.

    After all why would somebody “Eithavan Irrukka Ammpai Novan?”( Why curse the arrow when the hunter who shot it is standing in front of you?). Eraj, immediately after that incident, said it was Elder Son Prince called him on the phone and ordered to get out those from the Hambantota Port.

    When Son Prince ordered to get hell out of the port the UNP guys, UNP guys went there to prove that Hambantota projects were corrupted and white elephant projects. Now UNP guys are building those projects. Old Royal Family has send the MPs to check it out. But Eraj has consistently maintained his dedication to the Goverment(that in power). Old King went to Thailand, Japan, South Korea to them invest in Lankawe though their capitalistic economy. He does not like Communist China’s white elephant projects. When the Old Son prince go there to check, the New Son Prince will call Eraj on the phone and order him what to do.

    When that guy carried gun to UNP MPs, New King was part of the show. He did not comment on that that time. Now UNP is with New King. Ranil did not comment on this. One time Old King said after Richard P. daughter was caught in money printing he let her go, so that Ranil should not keep his kid in prison. That is why Ranil always arrange release as soon as the Son Princes are taken to prison by the F word CID. F word CID is the Ranil’s white vankaraya.

    Do you know one interesting thing why these Yahapalanaya guys are foul playing like this by promote utter criminal Champika, Eraj, Wijeyadasa…. They want to give a solution to our Opposition Leader Sampanthar(only for him), not the Joint Comedian knowing that. That is why!

    They all are utter crooks. Ultimate rascal. None of these people in the Yahapalanaya knows who is Eraj? To fix these Ayahapalanaya guys shiploads of Thirukkaivaal have to imported.

  • 4
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    Let us give this hoodlum a pistol and send him to see Mahinda and Goat.

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      Tamil From Scarborough,

      I always wondered which regiment you were in.

      Finally I got it.

      Must be a good shot too.

      Did you get training directly from the boss, who looked the part too, with full Ear Muffs and holding the Pistol with both hands.Perhaps a Magnum like the one which old Dirty Harry used..

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        Yes, it is a magnum. I will come and see you one of these days and put one in that goo pukka of yours. For sure, I will not forget you.

  • 3
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    Sirisena lost all respect when he turned out to be just like the previous rascals, even giving his family plum jobs.
    It is hard to understand why, with so many qualified people in Sri Lanka, they keep appointing the same thugs and scoundrels that were part of the previous government. Are we so desperate to keep the scum who broke the law, acted like thugs, and who disgusted the Sri Lankan people?

  • 2
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    Where does Dr. Mervin’s name fit in this new look SLFP?

  • 2
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    It was 36th President of US, Lyndon B. Johnson who said “Better have him pissing out from inside the tent”.

    Maithripala is stretching a bit here. Is he getting ready to indulge in a bit of thuggery?

  • 0
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    Sin aney. It was only a toy gun no.

  • 0
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    The compassionate one, having identified the politicking potential in gun trotting City Father, has given him the responsibility of organizing the party activities in an electorate that is best suited for such persons. The end will be like that of a Cow Boy Film; “Kill them all and come back alone”.

  • 0
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    So King of Yahapalanaya kicked out 40 SLFP organisers and replaced them with 40 others including the pisthola-packing Eraj the Jaraj,
    So what do we have now?
    MARU SIRA AND HIS 40 THIEVES.

    Siribiris

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