18 January, 2019

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Sirisena’s Self-Sabotaging Appointments: His Astrologer Niluka Ekanayake Gets Job In Govt Sector Sans Required Qualifications

President Maithripala Sirisena has sabotaged his own recruitment process for the high-profile state assignments when he appointed former provincial governors Reginald Cooray and Niluka Ekanayake as heads of state institutions.

Niluka Ekanayake

Cooray has been appointed the Chairman of the National Gem and Jewelry Corporation while Ekanayake has been appointed the Chairperson of the State Timber Corporation. Both institutions directly come under the purview of President Sirisena.

President Sirisena issued a circular last week to ministry secretaries informing them of a committee to vet the resumes of individuals by Cabinet ministers to head state institutions. The President also instructed them to appoint the heads only after the recommendations of the committee, headed by Secretary to the President Udaya R. Seneviratne.

The President has also informed the committee that the heads of all state institutions should be university graduates with relevant professional qualifications and managerial experience.

However, both Cooray and Ekanayake do not meet the standard set by the President. They are not university graduates nor do they have any managerial experience. Cooray is a teacher by professional training while Ekanayake is an astrologer.

Both of them were not retained as governors when Sirisena appointed new governors to all provinces earlier this week.

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    That is news to me. MS has a female astrologer to predict the outlook on his future. Where as Dayan can see the outlook of MS far from Russia. But poor MS cannot see what is right in front of him and keeps stumbling hitting his head ( doctors think he has significant memory / cognitive deficits secondary to repeated head injury). What will be the fate of state Timber Corp??????.Can anyone please predict for the sake of citizens. Future of Lanka GLOOMED and DOOMED.

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      Dear Nikula Ekanayaka,

      Now that you have got an appointment as Sirisena’s astrologer, would you be able to tell him if if he is going or coming. You know about the movements of The planets, but Sirisena seems to go in epicircles around Mahinda to the second term.

      • 21
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        Don’t worry when an astrologer comes in to life of a President, that is the end of the presidents, not new.

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      Chiv,
      Didn’t you know this astrologer is not really female? If Ranil is a “samanalaya’, what should Sira be calling this one? Karapoththa?
      Please note I have nothing against transvestites,etc. I just don’t like the people who use them.

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        Old codger@
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        Transvestites and Transsexuals are two different terms being used to name them.
        :
        Transvestites
        .transvestite
        noun [ C ] US ​ /trænsˈves·tɑɪt, trænz-/

        a person who wears the clothes of the opposite sex
        :
        Transsexual.
        .
        transsexual
        adjective UK ​ /trænzˈsek.ʃu.əl/ US ​ /trænzˈsek.ʃu.əl/

        used to describe someone who feels that they are not the same gender (= sex) as the physical body they was born with, or who does not fit easily into being either a male or a female:
        —————

        For everyone s clarity, we dont need to bother with Ms Ekanayake Transexuality so long she does the job well. Not herhself but estranged stupid president abused his job and obviously continues with silly appointments though some limit to titular postions.
        :
        I am not living in the country, so we are used to SEE TV programs where Transvestites do their TV programs for examples to the very same manner as any hetero sexual men and women would do.
        :
        By clearing this, I just wanted you OR any others not to disicriminate anyone by their Gender. That can help those LOW lives of SIRISENA nature who lately called UNP leader as a BUTTERFLY group. They are also human beings, we should all treat them with the same spoon.

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        Old codger

        “I just don’t like the people who use them”

        Ah boy, You’re a peeping tom?

  • 24
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    President please practice what you preach. Again it appears that Ranil trapped Sirisena by requesting his ministers to follow presidents circular.

    • 0
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      Many variables played hereto the appointments. We cannot define anything as important one. Let’s put one of them here. Some SLFP members might have talked for Corey with New King. He openly complained that he was used like curry leaves (by making him serving in North, the most hateful place). He worked hard there to sedate & silence many diplomats for New King. Somebody might have reasoned out to New King that he had the meeting only to save the SLFP, not to destroy it. So it is not right to punish him.

      There are three views coming out of its members, superimposed with the SLFP Label:

      1). SB Dissanayake likes are blaming CBK destroying SLFP. Apparently we would like SLFP be swallowed by Slap Party as soon as possible. These guys have taken Slap Party membership, hanging around in SLFP noticing New King has become pissu so they can take full advantage out of it before it die. So, people are watching of this crocodile tear game, with disgust. To feel depressed by this abhorrent deed one doesn’t need to be SLFPyer or sympathizer.

      2). Mainly New King, but if there is any one with him them too. They want to form a coalition, thinking Slap Party cannot legally place a candidate for EP, with Slap Party to make New King the new candidate. Their main problem with Chandrika is she would not get along with Old King. There is no inverse to this because that crook would any time make peace with her, looking for opportunity to overturn her permanently.

      3). Those, who see New King incapacity to run the government and SLFP and worried about their political future so, who are looking for a replacement to him. They apparently want to cut off with Old Royals’ Dynastical Enterprise, The Slap Party, would not mind SLFP shrinking but ready to give blood flesh to rebuild it from scratches.

  • 25
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    What can you expect from an uneducated President ?. He ruined the reputation of the country. He should also his own supporters to the Garbage Cleaning corporation

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      PON KULENDRAN: I also grieve about the loss of your Educated Sun god Velupillai Pabakaran. MAithripala sirisena did not save Your political Leader, PEACE DOVE of LTTE, thamil Selvam

      • 9
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        JD What is the connection between Pon Kulendirens comment and your reply you Idiot . Real Garbage.

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      Pon, more to the point: How educated were we, as citizens to leave this idiot and all the loosers and corrupt hooligans in power??!

      There is a famous saying attributed to a former great leader: “You can fool some of the people all the time and all the people all the time. But you cannot fool all the people all the time”. We saw the break-up of the Soviet Union, revolutions in the Middle East, terrific economic development in China etc. But we Sri Lankans are exceptional: we can be fooled ALL the time!!

  • 11
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    he is a well known tom pachaya

  • 21
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    I am not sure why that petition challenging his sanity was thrown out by court. There’s so much evidence of mental dysfunction and turncoat ism. for eg. Anxiety disorder, Mood disorder, Schizophrenia, Psychotic disorder, Dementia, Delusional Disorder, Panic disorder, Obsessive-compulsive disorder..

    • 11
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      You are dead right bro.
      :
      This bothered me hugely once I read it somewhere. My silence became that much so that I had permement headaches. Anyways, UNP is caught by catch 22 in todays context so long Ballige putha Sirisena is alive.
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      But it can be made by any other citizen ASAP. Not just that had been rejected but the compliant had been charged a lack or little more for making a wrong complaint. how come ?.
      .
      Is this really DICTATORSHIP ?.
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      I beleive, ONLY way SIRISENA s removel would be (quickest) through DIVINE forces. Sooner is better … let s keep on praying to free us from this HIGHLY abusive man once for all.
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      His behaviours are of beneath those of TEENAGERs passing their puberty period. He makes LUDICROUS public statements, then cratches his back and comes to change it again. He appoints his extremly obsequious men as govenors replacing with talents onces becasue those pseudo obedient men are defectors of UNP and the ones who had been top vocals that supported recent SIRISENA-RAJAPAKSHE coup

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      “I am not sure why that petition challenging his sanity was thrown out by court. “
      It was not filed properly. It was filed by name seekers.You may want serious lawyers get into that. I doubt anyone out those guys who has capacity to do this coming forward. You know, normally world avoids it.

    • 2
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      Oh boy! What is in order with him !

  • 13
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    And here’s one more: “A case filed against President Maithripala Sirisena’s newly-appointed Private Secretary Janaka Ranawaka will be taken up in Colombo High Court on February 28. Ranawaka has been indicted by the Attorney General for securing unauthorized access to former Deputy Mayor of Kotte Madhura Vithana’s computer database in 2013. Ranawaka has been prosecuted under the Computer Crimes Act”. Looks like his computer antics are desperately needed by the President.
    What the heck is going on?

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      What will happen to the Appeal court case against Ranil which said Ordered cheques from Lake House printers for their company.Will the Referres hide it under the file until the elelcctions are over and Mahinda Rajapakse comes and Say I whave the files for Ranil too. Why referrees are reluctant to case some cases is it because Mangala Samraweera’s GRant money structuring the place.

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        JD What is the connection between Pon Kulendirens comment and your reply you Idiot . Real Garbage.

    • 1
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      Cambridge Analytica ?

  • 10
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    He acted as if public service is his own property . Machiavellian politicians: no moral, no ethics, and no respect for people’s wishes. May God punish him in next life for all his crimes in public service. He tried to loot public mandate with a coup. Traitor of Sri Lankan history. Shame on him and on his advisory. He should not be immune from punishment at all. .

  • 3
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    craig
    what the hell is going on? answer
    the country has become a lunatic asylum

  • 1
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    Ranil appointed all of his over 70 year old royal college buddies to every where. PResident appointing Graduates. Ranil has said, there 58,000 graduates and UNP gives employment to every one. Why CT is not writing an article about Ranil’s failure to finish the Supplying wiFI to every child because of the 51 day COUP. FCIS says they also could not finish work because of the 51 day coup. It is the same with ONE MILLION JOB PLACEMENT FOR UNO CARD HOLDERS.

  • 2
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    You are blaming the wrong person She/He was appointed on Mangala’s advice. Mangala threatened to take drastic action if this LGBTX person was not appointed!

  • 5
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    “Sirisena’s Self-Sabotaging Appointments: His Astrologer Niluka Ekanayake Gets Job In Govt Sector Sans Required Qualifications”

    Apparently she didn’t see this coming and was taken by surprise.

  • 4
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    Our vision of 2015 has been dashed by both Sirisena and Ranil W. Who has cursed our country?
    JVP should be given the reins next or at least their advice taken in consideration to bring our country out of the deep shit hole.

  • 3
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    Events is dignified not by his exertion of efforts, but by his every-day conduct.

  • 2
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    After Oct 26 and the failure of reading the constitution now he wants to derive facts from reading the star, like the weather report, you can bring the umbrella if you follow the advice. Position & Disposition on the charge of a star

  • 2
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    Yes CT, exceptions are always there, but influence shouldn’t be an exception.
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    “university graduates with relevant professional qualifications and managerial experience”
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    Grads from foreign (non-Asian) universities are better. Mostly local grads are just book-worms with lots of practical exposure on carrying placards

  • 6
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    Very soon he will make her the president. In a country where we had two prime ministers, this wont be a surprise. By the way , What’s the next position available for MR? Governor of Crows Island?

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    Sirisena is a mental character and should be pulled off the presidential seat. He is appointing all Mahindas and Gotas men who are termed as war criminals and fraudsters. Sira is celebrating shamelessly his four years as president with the UNP VOTES he ate , instead of the hoppers of Mahinda. If he is A honourable man he should declare presidential election now and show that he can win without the UNP VOTES. He is
    appointing these crooks in specific places so that he can rig the election.

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      Muslim

      It’s not Sirisena the mental character it’s those who sacrificed to make him the president , including you, the mental characters.

      See the advantage for Ranil by making Sirisena the president; he became the PM, with that faction of SLFP vote grabbed by Sirisena.

  • 0
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    Whoever is the Shemale – only qualification is sooth saying. That is the need of the hour

  • 0
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    Have we indeed overlooked this? Just a week ago (04 January) former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Astrologer-Royal, Sumanadasa Abeygunawardana informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on SriLankan Airlines that he was gifted a vehicle by the former president in 2007. It was disclosed that the then Mihin Lanka had paid a loan of Rs. 8.2 million for the vehicle.
    .
    Here is MS doing a favour (not gift) to his personal astrologer Niluka Ekanayake as the Chairperson of Timber Corporation. Hopefully she will look after the unharvested timber.
    PS: The thingy to note is our short attention span.

  • 0
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    After the Coup, the frog, SLFP faced a serious problem of being swallowed alive by the snake, Slap Party. SLFP MPs feared of their political feature marooned in the Blue Ocean. Once again the mistake in the auspicious time setting went wrong and the Old King and his cabal gang, left to Slap Party, were forced to return back to SLFP. So death of SLFP is now delayed by an injunction of PC lawyer Sumanthiran. Rest is to come by end of the year’s EP election. SBD is the one side’s secret Mastermind. He is standing in between to find which way best before he takes his plunge. The other side was facilitated by Corey. In the last reshuffle, took place about a year ago, Corey was sent back to North. It was reported because of his caste, Kandy Ayatollahs rejected him saying to go back to Jaffna Pariah Province. New King accepted Ayatollah’s requests and placed Corey back in North. When Corey went back to North he confessed when he was placed first to North, he didn’t like it, but this time he had changed his mind. After his lesson with Kandy Sinhala Buddhist Ayatollahs there was not much, bad thing reported of him in North. In his entire first term, he remained as a nightmare to CM, CV. He took a special plane to Colombo to have CV fired when a proposal to NCM notice was given to him. But, during the flood he even appointed a commission to investigate if the flood was caused by irresponsible Iranai Madu floodgate operations.

    Back in south, after seeing the safe end of Old King’s removal, he had convened a meeting with the leadership of CBK at his house. This caused New King to close the SLFP headquarters and fire all Governors, a tool to remove Corey, permanently. But it is said, now, that Corey had explained the meeting to New King and he had excused Corey on that.

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    Corey, had asked New King, him to returning to North again. Considering Hezbollah appointment in East, Northern Tamils might have broken 1M coconuts to God Saman & Pathini if Corey is the one to go back. They would prefer the known Sinhala Buddhist devil instead on an unknown Tamil Buddhist or a Muslim angel. But that didn’t happen. New King seems to be not comfortable with sending an unsteady character to North. He can’t move Corey around in the South as the castier Sinhala Buddhist will reject him. So, the best choice for New King is keeping Corey under his supervision. State Gem Corporation is under New King.

    As soon as Old King was appointed as PM, he appointed two criminals to two state corporations to save them from the court cases going on them. This appointment was in consistence with the object of the Coup “Saving the war criminals from Internal-External law suits”. But as Old King had quit the SLFP and moved to Slap Party, New King stopped it, probably hoping to use it to save his side criminals. This had triggered him a problem on the returning UNP government. The Corporation going under UNP ministers will be using these CEO, Chairman & President positions to save only UNP criminals. The flies and praying mantises of Mangala had immediately swamped him as he soon as he returned to FM office. So New King designed a system on the fly, by which UNP ministers can appoint corporation heads with his sec.’s consultation, where two of his guys, two of Ranil’s guys and one Mangala’s guy. Ranil appreciated it. If voting is going to be strictly followed, this is not merely neutral, but advantages to UNP, so the ministers can get away with their (honey) bees.

  • 0
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    idiot sirisena what are you doing? do you think people are idiots like you

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      idiot sirisena what are you doing? do you think people are idiots like you

      ……the people are scared…they have been brained washed ….goes back to the white van days…anyone speaks against Gota or Mahinda or Namal …..they vanish form the face of this earth in white vans

  • 1
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    When it comes to erratic behaviour by leaders of countries, first place is taken by Caligula. Second place is taken by Sirisena. There is the possibility that Sirisena might dislodge Caligula from the first place within the next 7 or 8 months.

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    Every chariman/Chairwoman is a political authority and they make certain that only their party is promoted. They get higher Salaries, Luxury cars, “Houses in Colombo and many perks and benefits including foreign travel. Niluka says, my only hope is to travel abroad. Even in SLBC Farook Says, I am here doing nothing except I look after the streamlinging of Political activities and what Managala Samraweera says. Other activities are by the CEO or the director General. For politicas, everything is Green and and only about elephants. So one former SLFP comes to SLBC and say “aney, aney, Mahinda Rajapakse is coming We Lose, we lose; then another minister is coming. We have our own presidential candidate. Out candidates will be the president and We will have a majority govt with 2/3rd power in the parliament. He knows a lot about Laws of the local, provincial and central administration.

  • 0
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    he had no choice really,poor fellow.She had said that if he does not do it she will predict all doom and gloom for him.In addition she will give him the date of his death too which won’t be that far away.

  • 0
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    any chance that this illicit romance that people keep talking about could be………………

  • 0
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    So dictator like. He is appointing all his golayas and yes men/women to every job his little mind can think of. This is not a democracy anymore.

  • 0
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    So ! what about all this fuss about astrologers and all the humbugs in politics.
    As long as the longballed voters vote these shortballed vampires into power the voters will be taken for suckers. Sri Lanka is a nations of puckers and suckers and the numbers will grow as years go by.
    Ultimately the once lovely land will worse of than the banana republics in Africa.
    Many thanks to the longballed voters for doing an excellent job in turning their country into a WC ( Waste Closet )
    One day the chain will be pulled and all the shit will washed into the shit pit never to come up again.
    Good bye Sri Lanka !!!!!!! So be it.

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    MS is violating his own directives. This is why the Executive presidency must be abolished.

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      Anil

      in a poll done recently those who were interviewed,62% said it should be abolished.Those who were asked by email.82% said the same.Sample 200 in each.

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