29 October, 2021

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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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    This is absolutly a blunder.

    How could DJ represent the current govt since he has been sitting with MR groups from the day one.

    Whoever supported him should be culprits that would want to widen the gap between Sirisena and Ranil W.

    We are appalled hearing the news. Mr Sirisena is no means acceptable tous today. And his apointment of ASP liyanage to Quatar and the problems facing today due to his inablities to handle the issues there, make everyone clear that diplomatic appointments of the current govt is no better.

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      SOMA you got it wrong. That is called out right buying the opponents. That happened since JRJ times. I heard Maithripala Senanayake and ronie De Mel etc., were bought like that. DJ was writing for that. Every one screaming for either the govt or the opposition are doing the same. See some people were writing here god good positions and now they are gone because, they were caught in corruptions.

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        JD, the stupid dimwit Jim Softy

        “SOMA you got it wrong”

        Its not SOMA but sama.

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          NV,

          I respect your thoughts, tell me why you think I got wrong.
          Thanks, Please elaborate..

          Wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag !

          Sama

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            sama
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            Please read carefully. JD was addressing you but typed your name SOMA instead of sama. I wanted to remind our super dimwit JD that he was wrong.

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              NV,

              wie geht es dir denn so ?

              I would love to know how DJ now explains his newly twisted life .

              I have never respected the bugger, nor would I ever. He is the born Katussa.

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                sana.

                Vielen Dank.
                Alles ist gut

                “I would love to know how DJ now explains his newly twisted life .”

                Dayan the public racist is not ashamed of positioning himself among the great and the good. He takes sixty four positions all at the same time. If one fails he could always try the next one.

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                  But what had been with him during last 3 years ? COlombo Circles thought the man should have lost his everything since 2009. I heard the man was just isolated in his 4 walls in colombo. Apart from the two TV programs from Sirasa TV he had all along been licking the balls of Rajathuma et al. The worst was his was compared with that of Wimal Buruwanse.And his articles wrote against were all along against Ranil W. Not a single word was added against Mr Sirisena.

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                  If a person would no thave been reborn, how can the very same person behave the way Dr Self Proclaimed analyst has done ?

                  He just adds his thought through his kind of Ariticles, but we just get hurt only.

                  Why the very man to possess the skills to be our REPRESENTIVE to Russia ?

                  What would you think if Duminda Silva the convicted murderer would be appointed the successor of ASP liyanage who is currently the controversal Ambassador to Quatar state ?

                  What would you think if Mr Sirisena would appoint former President ‘s highly abusive Secretary Lalith Weerathunga as one of the diplomats to the country inthe near future ?

                  What woudl you guys think if this partiuclar President Mr SIrisena would appoint Udayanga or Jaliya as the diplomats in the near future ?

                  What would you guys think if this estranged low educated President would appoint Sajin Vaas as the next prime minister to the country ?

                  All these can be the case with Mr Sirisena, since he has betrayed all most everything by today, not as he pledged before Late Rev Sobitha theor and still living JUSTICE repspecting folks like us.

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          Ol’ Sirisena has driven the final nail into his own coffin …….. how he accomplished it while lying in it ………… is a marvel ……..

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      Just follow that Kshithijaya or Point or something on SIRASA TV going back to last 3.5 years. There, this stupid man has been criticising the govt all along. But my gosh, the man has turned out to be the diplomat for the govt. How come ? It is like changing the pillow for relief the headache .
      Yes, ASP liyanage s issues are coming to light these days.
      All other low level Diplomats that this govt appointed will come to light next days.
      DJ would not do the proper job being there, however, not that much is left to do in Russia except TEA issues, since as one of the top buyers of TEA from SL, lanken govt needs to handle those issues than anything else.

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      Let s see how this appointment could influence DJ in next days.

      I think the man would not come up with NEW articles to CT. If he would do so, he will only proclaim his wonders.
      We dont have much to do with Russia I think.. than tea business between two countries.
      As one another has already said, he would stay silent, since his toy is gotten to him.
      This man is very selfish by every means. His articles during the last 2 years are no consistent at all. All brought much about personnel vendetta against RW.

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        He is a shameless man.

        In early 90ties he was found pants down on a colombo street, escaping his persecution

        All the last 3 years he articulated all what he could but being naked.

        He was the and will also be lapdog of most abusive president of SRILANKA we sofar experienced – Mahinda Jarapakshe.
        He will never think twice, he does not what he has been uttering from his his both ends. This man is aboslutely no go to lanken or any kind of politics. He has proved himself to be an opportunist of high grade. How can a man with that records could ever be our representative ?
        If can, he would do anything and everything to rabblerouse until his WISHEs are pleased. Latter is what we have been experiencing today.

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      Hi Guys what do you think about the DJ profile ?

      Why should they have decided to put him as the repsentative to Russia ?

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      Sama,
      One thing is very clear. Whoever in politics, whether it is politician or deplomat or academics are always opportunistics and you should never trust them. Greediness of power is the superior factor that decides what they tell us. There is no connection what they say now and what they say later. They always treat people as dumb. They always lie or kill the truth. We people trust their words and give the power which is used against to us. People should understand that we saccrifice our life to make them billionnaire by dividing us by the name of god, name of land, name of race, name of language, name of culture. Since 1948, we thought we got independence but in reality we lost our independence.

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        Meaning, if we continued under Britisch rulers, we would have achieved a lot as is the case in Hongkong right ?

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      Even Sirisena is sitting with Mr group, So how can you find fault. In fact DJ has been fighting hard to get a post of this nature. Wish him luck,

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      There are enough proofs that DJ got his both ends cross implanted before getting him posted to Russia.
      So now his waging his tail will only be on the tune of Mr Sirisena.
      One thing should be made clear, DJ was against RW, but never uttered a single word against Mr Sirisena.
      Like a small child waiting for his own toy, DJ had been cautiously waiting for a post over the last 3 years.
      What he needed was just some power to show off, how powerful his knowledge has been. But int he reality, there is no difference between the profile of Wimal Weerwanse and DJ. Latter is though a doctorate holder but he bahaved as if he neede to do start his montisori level education again.
      Had his father been alive, he would have committed suicide not knowing the bastard son changes his colours time to time.

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      So the best would be to dissolve the parliament and join former MUGABE style men and ruin the nation. Why not to do so ?
      We cant achieve anything, we can only get tamed by Rascals in this bin – SRILANKA:

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      This is very controversal.

      Sirisena s emerge would no thave been the case, if UNP didnot make him COmmon CANDIDATE.

      If LATE Rev Sobitha Thero was with us, he would get heart attack. Having us all being betrayed because of his folly. Here whoever whatever being said and done, Sirisena made the biggest mistake.

      If my company is being criticised by a person, how can I appoint him as my company director ? Ridiculously, in lanken politics this seems to work. Are we all not in Danger ?

      DJ would enjoy his perks as an Ambassador, but we are all being betrayed.. my gosh.

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      sama,

      On the contrary, by appointing Dayan as an Ambassador we can be sure that we are saved from his narcissistic verbal and written incontinence! He can also get into bed with Putin whom he admires!

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    I think PResident was careful in appointing an ambassador to Russia, russia also will give another Coast guard cutter to Sri lanka, probably something better.

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    MR team wants Sri Lanka’s former ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga back. MS does not mind because there are things to be learned before the second-had Russian warship deal. MR & MS looked at barrel bottoms and compromised.
    Udayanga is a fugitive. It will be made out that this was NOT Ukraine’s or Russia’s fault. Will it be attributed to RW?

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    “Sirisena Snubs ‘Civil Society’ Appoints Dayan As Ambassador To Russia”
    Looks like the ‘Civil Society’ snubbed and they did this first.

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    “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.”
    He had no choice Gota ordered him to: so he did it like a Bi…h.
    This is not the first time. Last time when ranil wanted to appoint SF as law and order, you now know what happened.

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    This is an effective effort to silence DJ and remove him from defending and promoting Rajapakshas. In politics in SLK, what is good for the country is not in the equation, but only what needs to be done to keep the corrupt manipulators in power. It is the way of the world: Mahinda even did a deal with VP to come into power; Premadasa supplied weapons to VP to get rid of Indians and VP used the same weapons against SLK defence forces later. Neither had principles only motives. I bet Ranil recommended this appointment. Maithri fell for it. Keep DJ silenced for 2 years at least leading to the next election!

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      This could well be, but dog is a dog. DJ would never allow the untold stories of Udayanga to surface. And the former abusive president wil be the person to guide him and his diplomatic mission while DJ being in Russia. Besides, we know DJ is captured by lanken spot light but he is not a good diplomat if anyone with a little brain would study his performances since 2009.
      To me he is comparable to a mischievous child who would not his or her parents. Only option left for the parents is to buy a sopisticated toy to silent him or her. In this contry, parents are RW and MS, and mischievous child is DJ. DJ s selfish agendas are clear to enitre world, he is no better than a poistion greedy self proclaimed ” mama thamayi miniha” qualified person. None of his predictions before the election were right OR near to right. The most rediculous issue was him to have sat with dogs like Wimal Weerawanse in Nugegoda stage. We perfectly know Wimal weerawanse or the like have no profiles nor whatsoever knoweldge about world, than that of his nandamma who droped loads of filthy langague at the time, Wimal was arrested. All in all, lanken politicians are their politics are JUST FOR JOKERS.

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    He is packed off to Russia…..hopefully no more CT articles form him promoting the Rajapakses. May be this is a calculated move to send him to the Wilderness?

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      Rajash

      Russia is supposed to be a close friend of this island. Whenever our state get the urge to kill its own people it never hesitated to supply us with lethal weapons and never question the island’s records on human rights.

      I don’t understand why Sirisena wants to jeopardize the cosy relationship that this island enjoy with a few countries. Will the public racist provide a smokescreen for the potential purchase of overvalued floating scrap metal by diverting public attention away from the purchase of the ship and by his usual recycled jibber-jabber?

      Its remain to be seen.

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    Sirisena the uneducated fool has done it again. If he contests the next election just do not vote for him. SL does not need an ignoramus to be president of the country and disgrace us all. This imbecile is just not fit to govern the country.

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    True enough , President has snubbed the Civil Society. More importantly, he has snubbed the voters who elected him in 2015.

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    Don’t misunderstand. Judging from the actions of MY3, I feel that my vote for him casted on Jan 8, 2015 was waste and I feel betrayed. But nevertheless, I must be fair by him. The committee of high posts cleared DJ for appointment despite civil society objections. So who snubbed the civil society first? After such clearance by a Parliamentary body, consisting of members from a number of political parties, why must the President of the country have a different view? Had the committee not approved and MY3 appointed DJ despite such rejection,then it is fair to say that MY3 snubbed everybody concerned.

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    Spneliess administration

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    Patholaya & the Rabble-Rouser
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    Only a man who knows he has already lost the game resorts to this kind of desperate action. This is part of a last-ditch effort by Maithri to stop the rapid slide in his popularity. He knows his chance of winning a second term is very remote, especially with Gota now entering the fray. Imposing the death penalty on drug kingpins is one desperate measure to combat the Patholaya image. The other is this rabble-rouser. The ever shrewd and crafty Dayan, equally desperate about his own fading relevance, seized the opportunity and launched a blitz campaign against “Sinhala Alt-Right” and its Hitlerian leader. Now Dayan is being rewarded so that he can ride off into the Siberian sunset.

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    I think Dayan will bring Putin and Trump together and they will all get cuban cigars.

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      Instead, Dayan will create even more devious acts between two.

      DJ is provably no such good diplomat, he would just follow his JO men … would do anything and everyhting if the would have been offered some carrots.

      It is a curse, these men have sinhala genes. I hate to call me SINHALAYA:

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      Dushy Ranetunge – …. and Dayan the public racist and warmonger will start smoking Cuban cigars in “Clinton” style!

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    Traitor once is always a TRAITOR! If Sririsena can stab Ranil on his back thinking that he can win the next Presidential Election what else can we expect from him other than stanbbing on the backs of civil societies which helped Ranil to bring him in as President.

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    sira appointed dayan because he was severely critical of ranil for no other reason
    and that pambaya allowed him to do so

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    I am not sure what I read, but it sounded like there is still an “if” condition on Thero’s appointment. That was confirmed by last, defending essay by Thero. Normally, his essays were nasty attacks. But this one was much more humbled. It sounded like he wrote to enhance the chance and he didn’t want to spoil it by being entangled with the NGOs and they retaliate immediately.

    Last time(Jan 2015) Thero supported Ranil. He did not have a candidate to support. But Nugegoda meeting renews his lease. But, now,it is very uncertain again. He opposed Old Brother Prince. If Old Brother Prince is planning for to stand in the election, by now he might have replied to Thero on that.

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    It is strange that Sirisena is giving such a prestigious position to someone who kisses the feet of the Rajapaksas. What kind of games are they playing?

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      Simply keeping DJ away from giving ideas to MR for a short while believing he( MS) will
      get a few more Votes! RW will benefit from this move, which MS did cannot foresee?
      Real dimwit of a President!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¨¨

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    DJ himself has to answer serious questions regarding his intellectual credibility. Having mocked at the yahapalanaya concept and government, condemned the change- over of January 8th, repeatedly insulted the Prime Minister and having been a Mahinda backer all along here here he is doing a U-Turn. The implication is that DJ has attempted to deceive his readers into accepting his so-called analyses.
    On the other hand, it goes to say a lot in favour of RW that the latter never voiced an objection; which means RW never took DJ seriously although DJ imagined that RW had sleepless nights because of his open slurs on him

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      Hi Shyamon J@This is the reason why he was found pants down in early 90ties. If he would react this way, no doubt, the day we could see him jocky down is nearing. This man has not the least credibility. This s why I repeated, that he has no consistet at all what he has to say about anything. It was just personal vendetta what he had been articulating in his articles. Jealousy bugger, would never learn it. Now on, he would lick the asses of the curren tmen, you will see. And in the same time, his will contain, that he has still been inspried by lanken Mugabe because the guy is now thinking of getting a post in next govt too. In case ballige putha Rajakshe would be back , then DJ will be part of that govt too.

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      Shyamon Jayasinghe

      Did you think/expect Dayan to be an honorable person with principles?

      His dad had to apologize to JR on behalf of this little smart Marxist islander in the late 1980s. Don’t forget he supported Tamil Eelam when he was supposed to be a revolutionary.

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    Good decision. DJ should now forget MR and act for the country.

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      I would like to know what MR has to say on this appointment.

      We cant forget the statment issued by former MAFIA BOSS MR was announced byDJ in Nuggegod rascal stage remember ?

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      Buddhi Perera

      “Good decision. DJ should now forget MR and act for the country.”

      This is what the public racist Dayan typed:

      “Throughout the meeting was the rising chant from the crowd, “Mahinda! Mahinda! Apata Oney Mahinda! (“We want Mahinda!”)”. So Wimal was probably right when he said to rapturous applause “Mahinda is not a name, Mahinda is a country!”

      The Rising: Nugegoda Feb 18th
      Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka
      http://www.sinhalanet.net/the-rising-nugegoda-feb-18th

      What do you think the public racist would do?

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    The CS activists frustration should have come much earlier than now; when the bond scam champion was revealed.

    Do they still tolerate RW & refuse MS only?

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    How I wish in Sri Lanka, democracy would follow its definition:
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    Government of the people, by the people, for the people
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    rather than
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    government of the politicians, by the politicians, for the politicians.
    .
    If the citizens were not so cussed and mean to each other maybe we could have made an impact. But with the kind of animosity people have against one another, I see no possibility of change.
    .
    Let me illustrate by using ragging in our universities. Let me ask you all this question first, what motivates one human being to put another human being through unspeakable pain and suffering, I believe the word you are looking for is sadistic joy. Nobody fights this. Everyone plays along. Freshmen are molested by seniors as if it is a crime to be selected to enter university, what is more ridiculous is that these atrocities are committed by fellows who have had the privilege of being in the university already.
    To this end the seniors dedicate a lot of their time and energy and go to great lengths to come up with ingenious ideas to suffer and humiliate fellow students. This is our mindset generally. Do maximum damage to those around us and enjoy that. This is a small example I am giving to illustrate how we put eachother through unspeakable stress enjoy ourselves in the most twisted of ways.
    .
    Unfortunately in the process we are all loosers and continue to be dealt with equally badly by those above us. This is the reality of nature and the reality of life. We then run to other countries for refuge, where in most cases end up being taken advantage of. Pathetic isn’t it.
    .
    Lasith

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      Lasith,

      Where there are higher gaps between social layers, there the jeaslousy, enviousness and other like minded feelings are inevitable. That is why lanken society is so structured, so that one put the other down easily. This you will see even in a larger portion of comments being added by people today. It is all about to shoot the messenger. They simply cant tolerate this other even if over 70% of the lanken inhabitants are reported to be ones that follow non-violence based BUDDHISM.

      I think not many in my home country follow real buddhist teachings but just one another aspect of a religion which they themselves called ” Buddhagama”: It is public secret not much of Buddhagama being practised in the country contain higher values of buddhism as buddha taught it.
      They are just followers by date, even if a man with records of killings experience loudly being respected by buddhagama adherents. It is just as social problem that we have down there nothing else.
      Jathaka stories though fictions have been placed above anything else. Some monks preached their kind of BANA as if they saw by themselves how some events or incidents occured. To date, the great philosophy has been damaged by the behaviours of some groups with and without safron robes in my home country.

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    If one remembers the published signatories who posed as the ‘civil society’, besides the unknown entities, most among the known entities belong to the ‘national riffraff’, the scum of the earth, the NGO category, that is shamelessly crowing the agenda of their funding agencies.

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    Russia under Putin is devious, selfis; totally lacking in ethics and cruel.
    So we send as ambassador a man who will fit in perfectly.

    Sagittarius

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      Obviously that’s why we didn’t send him to America which is now great again.

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    It is a good move to buy Dayan J. But is he worth buying at “Ambassador to Syria” even?

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    Look at these appointments. There are eight Sinhalese two Muslims and no Tamil. Does this say (1) Tamils do not belong to Srilanka but Eelam (2) They are not trustworthy (3) There are no educated persons like Dayan in their community (4) OR they all are exceptionally brainy honest incorrupt and would not listen obey and carry out illegitimate orders from top.

    I do not know which one is suitable. Please help.

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    What has the ‘Civil Society’ done since 8th January 2015. Have they criticized RW and his clan particularly Malik for what they did against the country such as Bond Scam, Singapore Trade Agreement etc.?
    DJ is a good statesman served under President Premadasa & MR. So then why can’t he serve under MS. Although, I am not politically agreeing with MS this is one of the good selection made by him.

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    It is entirely the fault of the civil society members because the petition they sent was written in English. Was a Sinhala translation appended to that petition? It is extremely unlikely that this was done.

    Quite sometime ago, a person I know visited a department of the Kandy Municipal Council to get a sticky problem sorted out. The Head of the Department was a Sinhala lady. Just before this person went in, the peon in that office warned him, “Just don’t speak to that woman in English as that will really annoy her and she will simply refuse to do your job!” This person was careful to heed the advice and got his work done.

    I wonder if our president is also like that department head!

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    According to the constitution Buddhism is the supreme religion. So all the ambassadors should be Buddhist representing Buddhist values. This will be consistent with the constitution. Now we have a stupid system where appointments are made based on merits of candidates. This is a disaster for the country.

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    I can’t help thinking that MR is behind this saga. Spineless Sirisena appears to need the blessings of MR to remain in politics & MR would have pressured Sirisena into appointing a loyalist like DJ to protect his Russian interests, or should I say, to hide any questionable dealings under the carpet. With questions of MIG deals & Ukranian arms dealings floating around, MR would certainly want a loyal bum sucker to prevent all these facts coming to light & DJ has proved his credentials time & time again.

    Conspiracy theorist, over to you.

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    Congratulations Dayan J. Under the previous regime appoints were not based on merit so good signs all around. You certainly deserve it’s a a former leftist.

    Look forward to hearing from you ‘ from Russia with Love?’ would be a
    nice first CT article.

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