13 November, 2019

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Sirisena Sponsored Rathana Drama Escalates

Making it further clear that Athuraliye Rathana thera’s protest fast and subsequent actions are all part of a political drama staged by Sirisena, Presidential Media Division announced a short while ago that Governors M L A M Hizbullah and Azath Salley have resigned from their positions.

Athuraliye Rathana and Maithripala | File Photo

Although the handing in of resignations appears as if Rathana thera’s protest fast scored resulting in one of his demands to be realized, a closer look at the Constitution reveals this is part of a carefully thought out play staged by Sirisena to help him score brownie points among voters.

Constitutional provisions grant power to the President to appoint a Governor but does not authorize sacking one. If an ousting of the Governor is to happen, the President requires the backing of a ⅔ majority in the Provincial Council.

Term of Eastern Provincial Council ended on September 30, 2018 and term of Western Provincial Council ended on April 21, 2019, rendering it impossible for Sirisena to stage an ousting of the Governors.

Hence, before the growing unpopularity of the trio Bathiudeen, Hizbullah and Salley, it is clear that Rathana thera’s protest before the Kandy Temple of the Tooth is a cooked up political drama to help Sirisena achieve his political goals.

It should also be noted that both Hizbullah and Salley in recent weeks have publicly called for the Presidential pardon and release of BBS Galagoda Atte Gnanasara, who yesterday joined Rathana thera at the protest fast site and said, despite their ideological differences, he has united with Rathana thera in the face of the ‘Muslim issue’.

Meanwhile, these short sighted, power hungry moves of Sirisena might end up costing innocent civilians dearly, as anti-Muslim narratives appear to grow stronger. All shops in Kandy remain closed today in an expression of solidarity with Rathana thero’s protest and BBS Gnanasara is marching to Colombo with his goons, demanding the President and government immediately act on Rathana thera’s demands.

It was also reported that three individuals who were at the site of Rathana thero’s protest fast, who were unable to confirm their identity and were later revealed to be Muslims, were attacked by a mob while the military attempted to remove them from the location.

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    A conspiracy theory by yahapalanistas when there is nothing to hang on to escape mass anger

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      Hela

      “A conspiracy theory by yahapalanistas when there is nothing to hang on to escape mass anger”

      Therefore Hopper Sirisena is hanging from the saffron clad thug Gnanasara’s b***s.

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        Native, ……… prophetic or what? :))

        “Quick Return To Normalcy”

        Eh! … Don’t count on it; you don’t know Lankans ……. you don’t know what’s in store.


        There is a breed of dogs called Pit-Bulls (the full name – American Pit Bull Terriers.) ……… In the days past, they were bred solely for dog fighting.

        The name originates from the fact that when Pit-Bull puppies were born they dug a deep pit/hole in the ground and kept the puppies in the pit and fed them there until they got bigger. They were not allowed to see anything of the outside world.

        When they were big enough to fight they were taken out of the pit and put to fight other Pit-Bulls bred the same way. They were the meanest most ferocious dogs ever bread. The owners who owned the best fighters made a lot of money off them.

        Most Buddhists temples in Sri Lanka have turned out to be pits/holes to breed a ferocious breed of fighting-monks. They teach them nothing much else in the pits.

        The rabid ferocity (ready for a fight, anytime) in the countenance of Lankan breed of fighting-monks – like in the pit-bulls – betray the purpose of their breeding.

        This is true anywhere in the world …….. there are Muslim-bred Pit-Bulls, Christian-bred Pit-Bulls, Hindu-bred Pit-Bulls, ………. But what pertain to us is Buddhist-bred Pit-Bulls

        The side of Lankan politics that own the best Lankan Pit-Bull ol’ Ganasara went and got him out of the pit.

        Well, the owner might end up making a lot of money …………… not necessarily in money …………

    • 0
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      Hela, Join Sir and Para Ratanaya , all your constipation will dissappear. They are master at giving aenemas.

  • 7
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    zaharan Hashim will be partying in hell , Sillysena and Rathana Thera delivered what Zaharan wanted.
    What a mess these c**nts have done to Srilanka. RIP democracy.
    Is it a repeat of July 83.

  • 6
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    Sirisena is repeatedly making mistakes from the constitutional crisis It is a disgrace for Sri Lankan voters to elect him as the President. Many countries are laughing at his management Mahinda dynasty is waiting like a hawk to convince rural masses and take over the power I do not understand as to why so much of freedom is given to Buddhist Monks. They should be confined to vihara meditating and advising people to leade a good life as per Buddha Dharan. Sri Lankan Buddhists have created a new third sect in Buddhism Religion is the opium of masses.

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    Sirisena is the man who paved the way to escalate and intensify violence and conflict in our country.

    Amidst 21st April tragedy Sirisena was in a hurry to release Gnanasara from the prison who was convicted and incarcerated for six years.

    No one is responsible for this situation.
    Sirisena is the only responsible man.

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    According to constitution ministers should not leave the cabinet even if the parliament is dismissed. But today, Media is reporting that Muslim Ministers organized and sabotaged the government. None of these Afghan Donkeys are in their own parties (SLMC, ACMC…..). Those all donkeys are in Ranil’s party (UNG) and took Sinhalese votes and came to power. What the hell the Ranil is going to do against this Sabotage. Will he fire all of them from the party for not listening to stay in the government?

    NOoooooooo!!!!!

    Why?

    This is another game of Ranil, not the Muslim Ministers’ decision. That is why.

    Tamil Modayas are asking have TNA bank bone to do something like this? My question for them did Ranil let the TNA to be unified? Why would a man has some grey thing in his head would act like these donkeys, anyway?

    This is not an action of who has animals has back bone, like Afghani Donkeys or Arabian Donkeys. This is an action of Sena Worms.

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      Time now for Rathana Thera to lead a massive protest outside the US embassy, and ask the biggest Rogue State in the world to remove its war ships and war machine from the Indian Ocean, and stop causing oil spills and environmental disasters in Sri Lanka, after the CIA-IS Easter Carnage. Also call for US Puppet Bondscam Ranil’s impeachment. Time for Ranil and his Cabinet of thieves to GET OUT!

      All these man made and environmental disasters are so that US marines can then enter Sri Lanka and clean up the US disasters! Disaster Preparedness and Disaster capitalism like the sale of weapons is a US global industry – First cause the disaster and then pretend to save people and environment!

      There is no such ocean as the Indo-Pacific and US needs to take it war toys back to the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean and stay ther. Indian Ocean belongs to Asia which is Rising and US needs to get out of Asia and close down all its military bases as in Chgos Island.

    • 7
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      Mallaiyuran,

      Don’t say that
      Afghanistan is doing pretty well in cricket

      We could learn a thing or two from them

  • 9
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    Democracy has failed in Sri Lanka Sirisena should step down and parliament should be dissolved.

    Appoint an interim government and bring law and order to the country

    The country should be run by an interim governing council made up of Trustworthy people with no vested interest to hold power.

    Country should at least run for 2 years this way before calling for elections and getting back into the democratic system.

    Lift the apparatus that is upholding law and order.

    police, judiciary.

    Give them dignity and appreciate their work in-spite of being bullied by the politicians.

    Provide better training, facilities, salaries, security to the police and the judiciary.

    We should remember that 3 police officers paid the ultimate price with their lives in the process of apprehending terrorists who were at a safe house in Dematagoda.

    Honest hardworking officers should be commended and held in high esteem in the community.

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    Well done rathna thera
    You asked for three people’s sacking Now you have the whole muslim ministers and deputies have decided to quit. It is an astonishing achievement. If you can do this you should be the president. Looks like you have the support of the Ace racist ranjith, that may be a weak link, i would tread carefully in associating with him. Good luck.

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      Buddhist priests have no place in politics. That’s not what Lord Buddha ever preached to his followers. They should stay in their temples instead and spread the good word.
      Yes, you may give advice where needed, but not bring disgrace to the cheevaraya by behaving like common thugs.

  • 12
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    We as voters are appalled to see staged or otherwise dismissing of governors merely because of a fast by a priest without having a proper inquiry and meting out punishments

    This is a bad precedent, we saw the president violating the constitutuion and a Supreme Court verdict given yet he continued to keep the portfolio of national security violating the constitution

    Wears voters are wondering why such acts go unpunished
    How much more violations and acts such as the releasing of BBS head incarcerated for no less a crime than insulting the judiciary

    Where and from whom do we exoect rule of law

    How do you teach or preach the general populace on what is right and what is wrong

    It is high time we as a nation and voters thought about these
    Do we let our nation crown clowns over and over again or do we change this pattern and vote someone who will punish these acts so no will dare try them again

    • 5
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      The Leader of the nation sets and example and others follow him. We have an idiot for a President and the citizens are therefore acting as idiots.
      With this kind of idiotic behavior how can we expect a sane person to be elected as President next time?

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    Thanks to Sirisena Sponsored Rathana Thero’s Drama, it has united all the Muslim politicians, parties, and people together as one. This will affect the future Presidential election. They will all collectively support only one candidate. Both Sirisena and Gota will not get even a single Muslim vote. Nagananda’s policy is Anti-minority, therefore UNP will get all the Muslim votes. Hope Ranil uses his brains at the last moment and field the most popular Sajith as the presidential candidate, anybody else will only lose very badly. Sajith is much more popular than any common candidate. If the UNP wants to really win, its members should leave Ranil and gather around Sajith. More than half the country does not know who is Dammika Perera and none of the minorities will vote for Partali Champika. The Only hope for the UNP is Sajith.

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      Hey Analyst, SAJITH can not even win his own electorate, Hambanthota. How can he win at a presidential election then.

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      I agree with all what you say, but forget Sajith. If it was late Premadasa it’s fine never Sajith.

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      “The Only hope for the UNP is Sajith.” ??
      How well do you know him? No more UNP, SLFP, Pohottuwa or JVP.

  • 7
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    Pathetic to the core. This political cancer is chronic and spreading to all walk of life in Sri Lanka. Only the divine intervention can save SRI LANKA. Start a mass prayer.

  • 9
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    “State Intelligence Service (SIS) in a letter, specifically instructed the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) to suspend all investigations into extremist Muslim factions linked with international terrorist organizations.” This happened under orders of Sirisena. Asath Sally and Hizbulla were apointed governors Also by Sirisena. Rathana goes on fast under instructions of Sirisena. Ganthasara the thug is pardoned and released also by Sirisena to coincide with Rathana’s fast or farce.Do you see the picture. First of all is the motivation to grab the Muslim vote by currying favor with all the extremist elements within the community. This was begun by the Rajapucksas and Gotler in particular who cozied up to Hizbullah and approved Wahabi universities, mosques etc etc. One Rishaud was also in their camp before he jumped to the other side. The idiot Sirisena could not dismiss his appointees without staging a drama to try and fool Muslims in to thinking he was forced to get rid of Hisbulla and Sally due to Rathana-Ganthasara drama. What a monumental jackass. Some day all Sri Lankans should kick him down Paget Road and all the way to Welikada. Jail.

  • 8
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    It is a shame that the President of a country is not abiding by the Constitution of the country which places him there, but uses religious thugs to manipulate the affairs. Maha Sanga should be ashamed of both the Monks and the Politicians. Sirisena is the most shameless idiot to be elected in SL history. Muslim politicians maintained their respect by resigning. This is not Buddhism, but cohesion for violence.

  • 5
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    Game on. Rathana got ride of Richard. Now Rajapaksas and MS are left with no options to resist and obstruct PSC. Let the truth prevail. I hear, Some surprises are expected in the coming sitting.

  • 3
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    Buddhist priests have no place in politics. That’s not what Lord Buddha ever preached to his followers. They should stay in their temples instead and spread the good word.
    Yes, you may give advice where needed, but not bring disgrace to the cheevaraya by behaving like common thugs.

  • 2
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    everything went according to plan for sirisena.Releasing the rottweiler from prison to terrify the muslims,asking ratharan thera to go on a 3 day fast,predicting that in the 4th day after seeing rottweiler talking of pandemonium(a more diplomatic word for riots against muslims)the muslim trio hizbullah,salley and badirdeen will resign.Everything went perfectly except for one unexpected matter of all muslim MP’s resigning their portfolios and supporting the govt from the opposition.

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    Cardinal should not have visited Rathana Thero as the latter was on a suicidal mission, fast unto ‘death’ which is against Christian teachings. Prevailing upon the president to remove constitutionally appointed officials except as provided in the constitution is itself terrorism. So now we have two terrorists in yellow robes and one in purple which is gradually turning into the colour of lotus buds.

  • 4
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    It will be best for the Thero to fast unto death for the sake of Buddhism by asking the Govt to ban the sale of Alcohol permanently in keeping with the Buddhist teachings instead of playing with politics.
    No point claiming this to be a Buddhist country unless they follow the fundamentals of Buddhism.
    They can do many things to uplift Buddhism instead of trying to point fingers at other communities.

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    Don Stanley you made my day buddy. Rathana dislodging US ????? A scene to watch . Monk sleeping in the road side in front of American Embassy, where hundreds of visa applicants seeing Thero,s antics will be more determined to leave the hell . Trust me not even handful will be giving company then. Cardinal seems to have officially signed him self into politics. The picture on the front page speaks a thousand words. A bohemian brotherly hug between two noble prize nominees. See the moves of a crooked cardinal. Soon after Easter he offers an olive branch to Muslims to earn trust but soon joins the Thero in fasting.Soon we may see a selfie with Ganasara. In between he keeps blaming the Government and to an extent MS,but made sure not Rajapaksas. If at all he praised them for an excellent security they provided and made use of the opportunity in promoting Gotha for presidency. Cardinal seems to grasp politics much easier than his religion.

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    The dram of Rev. Ratana has shifted to new height politics by uniting Muslim Ministers leadership UNP’ under the Wickramasinghe’s clan govt. Politis of Muslim are running on different directions aim at incoming election by fevers. Lost of lives are nothing for them ! The matter of key issues Killed is not address by UNP Primer! Things is moving how to protected the Muslim Ministers and regain power ongoing corrupted govt is decisive for them.This man made tragedy by UNP won mandate 15/1/8.
    The Govt. Muslim Minsters demand for finished that all investigations and probes withing period of ONE MONTH.
    An assassination of 400 citizens of lanka and other foreigners the case of massacre prayers in churches by Islam or Muslim terrorist have been deliberate forgotten by Muslim minister of UNP. Challenge issue against Muslim is not Racist or Religion it is crime against Human Kind.
    The cause or roots of that KILLED 400 of human being have been omitted by UNP leadership of Ranil Wicks and President of MS and CBK of Tamil federalist of SLFP@
    Meanwhile that 800 hundred of casualties people who are suffering of various injuries has kept beside by ruling party of ” good governance” was advocated since 15/1/8? By bunch of political culprits of MS RW and CBK at core are the front bench of leaders of “rule of Law”.
    All in all Muslim Minister have been exonerated by straightforward by Judges; Wicks of Primer and
    MS of President are that UNP top of helmsman of state of Republic if Sri lanka.

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