19 September, 2018

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Sirisena Snubs ‘Civil Society’ Appoints Dayan As Ambassador To Russia

President Maithripala Sirisena has effectively brushed aside objections expressed by a group of civil society activists and gone ahead with the appointment of Dayan Jayatilleka as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Russia.

According to the President’s Media Unit, 10 new Ambassadors and High Commissioners have been appointed to various missions. They are: Prof Arusha Cooray (Norway), Dayan Jayatilleka (Russia), M.M Jafeer (Brazil), M.A.K. Girihagama (Canada), S.A.H.M. Wijeratne (Poland), S.S. Ganegamaarachchi (Sweden), S.S. Premawardena (Vietnam), Anuruddha Kumara Mallimarachchi (South Africa), Austin Fernando (India) and Noordeen Mohammed Shahid (Pakistan).

Earlier, as Colombo Telegraph reported, a group of civil society activists petitioned the High Post Committee of Parliament to reject Jayatilleka’s nomination on multiple grounds. They argued that ‘Jayatilleka’s ideology and the ideology that shaped the January 8 2015 movement for change are poles apart’ and claimed that he ‘has denounced the very concept of Yahapalanaya and members of this administration.’ Jayatilleka has since rebutted the arguments of the 94 petitioners and 14 organizations.

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    Appointed for the sake of hybrid approach hiding of message of dealings of previous politicians. cover it over with pleasant phrases.

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      Have you people forgotten that Sirisena is a member of the Govigama Mafia Ruling Elite??? He wont dissapoint us with his ever anti-citizen decisions that he habitually makes, by always going against the pledges given by him on the election campaigns. …………. Maithripala is the major character that blocks anything good from happening in finding solutions to keep the system away from the previous regime’s crooks. ……….. As long as the leader is a Govigama Mafia Elite, do not expect this country to be saved from troubles. The Govi Elite Mafiosis are born criminals, born racists, born thieves, born destroyers of good life that this country must enjoy long, long before………. Treachery is their number one identity….

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    Dayan J wrote his thesis on “The political thoughts of Fidel Castro”.
    He probably understands Russia & Putin better than Donald Trump does.
    He would be a more experienced & knowledgeable ambassador, compared to all others in the list.

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    I do not think that there is anything sensitive about the relationship with Russia that will be jeopardized by DJ’s appointment of for that matter any other.
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    Some of the objections of the “Civil Society” protesters were utterly subjective as I pointed out at the time.
    DJ cannot be worse than other diplomats in service today; that does not mean that he is the man for the job.
    But objections should be fair and balanced.
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    Sadly, many a private grudge is vented in the name of “Civil Society”.

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    the golden rule of sending diplomats to russia is that they must speak russian. this is the main critieria all countries are looking for. Appa Sira being a gamarala did not know this (udayanga wiratunge was successful ‘cos the buggar is fluten in russian).

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    We must not forget that we are in a stenchy barrel Most of the new nominees are from the bottom of the barrel. Dayan is outstandingly stenchy. He will promote the interest of a select few – the country does nt matter..

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    Why NGOs are against it. IS it because Tamils los tin UNHCR. OR Mangala Samaraweera lost in this. DJ wrote against Mangala Samaraweera.

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    Its on the advice of Kili Maharajah, Rajiva Wijesinghe and Lakthilaka who fed Appa to the President that made this appointment happen. We know whom we should blame when Dayan stabbs the President on his back has he has done this to all his previous leaders including Mahinda Rajapakse.

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    A foreign appointment is all that Dayan wanted. He really does not believe in MR, Gota, Maithr or RW. He only believes in his own warped ideology. He is a political opportunist who will side with anybody to get him into high foreign placements. We have a President who has been manipulated.

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      Gune
      Quote : “we have a President who has been manipulated ” you’re dead right.
      Don’t you think Russia too has a hand in manipulation? They want the relationship continued with Rajaballa clan as before.
      The cordial relationship with the previous crooked clan was much more cordial for the interests of Russia. Full stop.
      Russia needs friends like The Modamulanas to be associated with to cover up many many
      Unknown factors.
      Think about it.
      Who will be most suitable to bury unknowns..
      Srilanka can be an unwilling / willing partners in crime!!!!
      There are sensitive secrets To bury I guess.
      This order had been made and delivered by GOSL , whether this appointment is good for our country or not to be seen.
      Scratch the backs!!!!!

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        Scratch the backs with rolling pin in one hand get carrot sticks from the other.

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        Your comments does not at all make any sense, pure absurdity and out of context. Yes, MR had a better working relationship with Russia whats wrong with that as he got the best out of the Russians during his tenure.

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          Oh! Really Flanker.!
          Certainly you have missed out on missed opportunities.
          Again for Carrot sticks??

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    “They argued that ‘Jayatilleka’s ideology and the ideology that shaped the January 8 2015 …” –

    Question is if president, PM and key personalities of Y’Palanaya themselves went by the Y’palanaya ideology prior to DJ’s appointment in other more important matters and kept Y’palanaya promises? Why Civil Society is getting tougher in DJ’s matter alone when it does not directly impact the ordinary?

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      Jayathilaka s Ideology is not far from that of Wimal Weerwanse.

      But my million dollar question is the backgrounds both come from are totally different.

      1. Jayathilaka – Colombo from an educated background with a father known to be a good journalist. So nothing should have gone wrong in his childhood if Jayathilaka s genetics is normal

      2. Werawanse – started his rebel like behaviour from his child hood. A village boy is proved to be coming from a poor background WITH nothing valuable their parents could offer him

      Both have got something in common to go after CUBAN or other revolutions but to behave the other way around when it goes with their own selfish gains. Maxisem is put aside whenever Wimal W would want to grab state funds for his newly built house. Man is proved to have nothing in his pocket at the time joined the parliament.
      Jayathilaka instead got on with English speaking people from the beginign on,meaning opened himself to feed himself with facts. He even got his doctorate though late. Wimal is a school drop out. But his mouth piece is more or less like the body of a prostitute is being abused by Rajapakshe men for their propaganda work.
      No matter facts would lie somehwere, but Weerawanse s focus was foreign invasion, western empirialism and several other points that saint ones would never see it right.
      Jayathiliaka instead rabbleroused sometimes for nothing. In the end as anyone else would do, so why should he have beahved like katussa ? is my million dollar question.

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    Dr Dayan’s efforts in CT are not in vain.
    Good on him.
    Dr Dayan at least knows which Glasses to use for the Reds, especially with Stemless in fashion.
    And orders a Wagu Steak Medium Rare…
    And to be able to talk about them is a definite plus,when he hangs out with the Heavy Rollers from the West.
    And I am happy about it .
    Because it projects a good image of our inhabitants although 5 Mil live on, under 2 Dollars a Day which the same heavy rollers classed as Poverty Class…
    One thing I noticed in My3 Sira’s List is there is no mention of who got the Gig in Washington.
    Has Mr Kessup doing it as well?.
    After he told the UNP Heavy Rollers in Colombo that the US will not allow the JO to come to Power in Lankawe, until Dr Ranil finishes his un finshed Business which worries me a lot.
    Not his New Constitution.
    But because of what Dr Ranil’s own best ex Treasurer said in Kotte the other day.
    In a nutshell, the Ex Best Treasurer said the Country is F******.
    Ruppiah is 165 …It was 136 When he Left, Sorry got sacked.
    Grog Tax Income Only 8.9 down from 12 when he left
    And so many other Revenue Avenues which have come down
    All because the CB dudes are all CBK suckers and do everything to F****** Up the Economy by giving wrong advice to My3 Sira .
    And the worst bit is that 4000 Million Ruppiah which Ravi alleged that a Minster has got from the Peoples Bank?.
    Plus the 10000 Million which Jehan Amaratung gave to Hayleys..
    Peoples Bank at least gave a convincing explanation about Haleys Credit History.
    But nothing about the Minister who got the 4000 Million.
    And the Best Ex Treasurer questioned in the Chamber why Dr Coomaraswamy is quiet?.
    Wonder Where Dr Ranil is?..

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      KASUMNAGLAM: “Dr Dayan’s efforts in CT are not in vain.”
      yup KAS MY3 is a strong fan of CT. and what more My3 had all the time in the world to read Dr Dayan’s verbal vomit every day …(no wonder the country is not governed)…. and made the him ambassador of Russia on that alone.

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    For decades, PEoples’ Bank is a place for money swindling by politicians and their henchmen. I heard the Peoples bank owned money from big businessmen but they do not pay those loans. some politicians are now dead. check Ravi the Lair may have got some billions too. Peoples bank is one went bankrupt more than once. This time also it went bankrupt because of Ranil and Ravi the thief’s bond scam. I here, Ravi the LIAR is connected to cigerette smuglling, had plans to connect with KAsiipy manufacturers IF MAndis liquor company came into manufacturing and he also escaped some connections with Drug dealers.

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    He has been a critique of this government for many years ..
    So many articles are written by him and he has been a supporter of MR and co for many years ..
    Now over night he changed his mind for this post ..
    You can buy people in Sri Lanka with money and post ..
    Ideology less man.
    He has been talking about ideology and yet he does not have any ideaology..
    He looks as if he has been working for a post behind the scene.

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    All these 10 appointments are Mara/Gota stooges. Not a single UNPer is there.

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    If no Prime Minister, My3 should have had the courtesy to at least invite Marapana the Foreign Minister. Not a single UNP Minister was invited. This shows the division within the government.

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      Rohini: Why bond Scam thieves should be in a govt. Do the voters trust them ? Only Ranil will win from UNP all others will lose.

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    Sirisena is no fool. He is not losing anything by giving a rotten carrot to Dayan. Knowing Dayan’s services can be bought easily, he had done this deliberately. After all those positions in Sri Lanka foreign missions are nothing regarding their work or recognition. Look at Sri Lanka’s British embassy in London. It is not different from a Colombo kade with some plastic chairs brought down from Sri Lanka and occupied by really low quality people who has no knowledge at all about civilised living let alone diplomatic work. They a disgrace to any country. That is the result of nepotism.

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    Shameless Austin Fernando is seen seated next to Dayan! What ever it is Dayan knows what diplomacy means. Two people from the Austin Fernando family has occupied two plum diplomatic postings.

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    I don’t agree too much with Dayan on his politics and his wavering ways. The upright gentleman Mervin was my friend. But compared to most diplomatic appointments other than those from the Overseas cadre (if there is one now) he is miles better qualified to break bread with the more accomplished in the diplomatic circles in Moscow. Unlike the low levels who now serve as diplomats, who only wasted Sri Lanka’s valuable foreign-exchange by airlifting cooks to make hoppers-vangedi sambol and loads of Kandyan dancers Dayan with his know-how on Marx-Engels, Gramsci will impress much of the savvy diplomats and literati in the Kremlin circuit. The exception will be the fancied Israelis, whom Dayan rather foolishly rubbed on the wrong side in Geneva a few years ago – trying to impress the Arab lobby. Israelis don’t forget their foes easily. Dad Mervin always kept on the right side of the Israelis while being strongly pro-Arab. That’s diplomacy.

    Vanagamudi

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    All voters should remember this when the next election voting date comes for the Presidential election. If the President can ignore the requests of Civil Societies, we too can ignore the request of the President to vote for him. Unfortunately President listens to the GMOA thugs’ requests on other matters but not the Civil Societies request in this matter. Sad!

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    Lol. Looks like nobody is listening to the un-civil societies. Who cares what these hypocrites think ? That said this is bad news. Dayan Jayatilaka is a snake. He is a puppet of India and the west. Thankfully he got kicked out of Gota’s viyathmaga. He can do more harm to our country than your average do nothing ambassador can.
    We need someone who can directly talk to Putin and Trump about this fake artificially created Tamil problem. Trump and Putin who are against the western globalist establishment will be very helpful in dealing with the Tamil nonsense. Dayan can’t do that. This neverending Tamil circus is maintained and brought to you by the west and India. Dayan is only a tool for them.

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