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SJB Is UNP In Other Vestments: Viyath-Yuthu Is Gota’s Fifth Column

By Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

In reality the SJB and Sajith are the UNP – or part thereof, or maybe the real UNP. 

Consider:

a) All the key leaders – Sajith, Madduma Bandara, Tissa Attanayake. Imthiaz Bakeer Marker, Harin Fernando, Eran Wickremaratne, Malik Samarawickrama – all, yes all are hardcore, staunch, traditional, born-and-bred UNPers

b) If there had been no leadership split all would have been together in one UNP – we would never have heard of an SJB. In any case the fight was about which leader can pull more votes; nothing to do with policies.

c) Where are policies and programmes basically distinct from the UNP outlook proposed by the SJB? There was and is no difference in history, ideology, policy or social outlook.

d) Those who see a people-oriented, non-liberal-bourgeois cohort in these SJB leaders, distinct from the UNP, are sociologically duped, or worse, fabricating theories out of thin air for love of rhetoric of their own voices.

e) Finally and most conclusively, the SJB’s 5 August voters are the traditional UNP vote-bank in every town and village; UNPers who marked Telephone instead of Elephant. They most certainly were/are not a compendium of new classes gelling together anew in an alternative class and sociological alliance.

Viyathmaga and Yuthukama 

It is Viyathmaga (Path of the Learned) and Yuthukama (Rightful or Just) that are distinct new political/class entities that entered Parliament. They were not spawned out of the SLPP; they are Gota-loyalist cults designed to support him personally and whose electoral candidates were inserted into the SLPP ticket at Gota’s direction. Viyathmaga’s Sarath Weerasekera and Nalaka Godahewa polled the highest preferential votes in Colombo and Gampaha Districts, respectively, while Channa Jayasumana, Gunapala Ratnasekera, Nalaka Kottegoda, Tilak Rajapaksha, Upul Galappatti and Udayana Kirindigoda also entered Parliament – making a Gota-loyalist ginger group of eight. Yuthukama’s Anupa Pasqual was elected in Kalutara while its leader Gevindu Cumaratunga was awarded a National List slot. All together ten the Gota-loyalist Fifth Column is ten persons strong. There has never been a previous instance of a President fielding personal cronies as a Trojan Horse cluster of his very own. 

In class terms both represent pushy upper and middle order petty-bourgeois, innately hostile to a plural, liberal, multi-ethic and multi-religious ethos, and committed to Gotabhaya in ways reminiscent of the honorific title Il Duce conferred on Mussolini by his adoring followers. This nationalist, culturally insular petty-bourgeoisie is the spring board from which a Great-Leader cult will spread out. Eventually the cult may surpass Sinhala-Buddhism as the hegemonic creed of the people and ideology of the State. Think Mussolini, Peron, Marcos and Kim. 

This excrescence in the SLPP Parliamentary Group may become a headache for the SLPP and for Mahinda since its loyalty is to Gota and it will toe his line when differences emerge. That Weerasekara is called a racist by Tamils and that Godawewa’s reputation at the Stock Exchange is dubious will not have any effect since the standing of many SLPP Members of Parliament on racism and financial probity is badly soiled in any case.  The former beat Weerawansa and Gamanayake into second and third places, respectively, in Colombo District. Phew that must have taken some doing in anti-Tamil and anti-Muslim rhetoric and effort.

The elected Viyath-Yuthu cluster numbers nine, while the elected SLPP number is about 128. That makes its proportion 7% and if the Cabinet is constitutionally limited to 29 (will Gota wiggle a way round it?) it is entitled to only two Cabinet positions. But Gota will push for more for the cluster. He is likely to get his way in anything he wants because the election victory is his more than anyone else’s. 

The seamless blending of Gotabhaya mystique into popular Sinhala consciousness, the symbiosis of the personal with the politico-cultural, this is the choreography of the ongoing drama. The aura that the Rajapaksas exude is what Sri Lanka breathes. The State and Media motto going forward will be Gotabhaya adoration outshining even Sinhala-Buddhism. I am pushing forward hard the thesis that ‘Gotabayaism’, not Sinhala-Buddhism will be the next shining Lankan storyline. Rising autocracy needs a Great-Leader cult and a narrative to propel it forward (Mussolini, Peron, Nasser, Marcos and more). Gotaism will in time overshadow SB-ism since the former is indispensable to the consolidation of autocracy. A personality cult is a vital adjunct of authoritarianism and a gullible public will be pliantly inducted into it as Martin Niemöller feared.

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    Prof: just digressing.
    Kamal Harris is the Vice President Nominee and running mate for Joe Bidden.
    Trump is trailing and chances are high the Bidden/Harris ticket may win.
    That will open the path for Kamala Harris to contest the next presidential election.
    She has Tamil Origin ; her mum is South Indian Tamil.
    Should Rajapakse’s take note of this and will we see any policy change towards the Tamil issue.

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      My dear Rajash,
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      First – You guys wants us to remove “sinhalese” from birth certificate and stop calling this is Sinhala Buddhist country.
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      Then – You wants to promote “Kamala Harris” saying “She has Tamil Origin ; her mum is South Indian Tamil” and wants her to push MR / GR towards “policy change towards the Tamil issue”
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      Don’t you think something doesn’t add up…??

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        SCP – Don’t you think something doesn’t add up…??…please enlighten me

        you seems to getting irritated at the prospects of a Tamil President of USA.

        Look at the positive side man….Mahinda can show off his Tamil Knowledge to her.!

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          Dear Rajash,

          Nothing can help him getting back, Ms/Mr SCP has become that pompous today being unable to bear the stolen victory of Rajapakshes. But those who study it well would be well aware how the racals scored it. How come those senior SLFPrs be marginalized while Rajapkashes kith and kin be given higher mandates in Matara and several other places where they were the candidates. These would never matter to Pasqual or the ones have been busy with the same job of Monica lowinsky for some reasons.I really dont know these men to own a brain the size of a mustard seed in real life. So pathetic :(

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        Dear People of Lanka who made it their home around 1505.

        We all are of South Indian ancestry. South India and Lanka were together as Lemuria 12000 years ago before the great deluge and probably an earth quake with the end of Greater Ice Age.

        Why worry about Kamala Harris. We should more worry about Subramaniam Swamy who is a Telungu born Brahmin. Brahmins of India are really Jews who created a sacred place in India. They are the King pins in the US.The Muslim emperors of North Indian Dynasties are conquerers who were civilized by their conquered. BJP
        government is trying to erase their history now. RSS who killed Mahathma Gandhi is killing Muslim Beef Eaters in North India. The Biggest Beef Eaters of India before Lord Buddha are Brahmins. Askanasi Jews intermarried even their own sisters. Rama was jewish brahmin who married his own sister and later committed suicide The Largest Beef Expoters of the region is India. Out of the Four largest beef exporters of Kerala one is a Brahmin. They send live cattle to UAE. They slaughter them according to Halal, Blast Freeze them and reexport to SAARC Countries for Tourism.

        Their cannot be a Sinhala Buddhism. In South India there are Saivite(Hindu) South Indian, Islamic South Indian, Buddhist South Indian and Catholic South Indian.

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      Rajash, Please be attentive when spelling the name of the contender Joe Biden.

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        Thanks for the correction Nathan…..my fingers seems to have gone merry with the extra d :)

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          Rajash, Nathan,

          In addition to Kamala Harris as VP, Biden’s economic advisory team will have a young and renowned economist, Raj Chetty of Harvard ( briefly at Stanford as well). Chetty is from the Chettiar community in Tamil Nadu, and almost every serious economist says it is only a matter of when–not if–he will win the Nobel Prize. There is also a Seattle Congresswoman, Pramila Jayapal, originally from Tamil Nadu, who leads the progressive caucus ( typically associated with Bernie Sanders) in Congress.

          But Biden’s primary focus will be sending Trump home and then addressing the Covid pandemic, severe recession/depression, etc. These people with TN origin won’t talk about SL as it is a remote issue that has little resonance in the U.S. Indeed, India is in a far better position than the U.S. to influence the GoSL, but SL Tamils need to recognize it and cultivate the right relationships with the right political leadership. The U.S. interest in SL will be limited to its rivalry with China and how to confront it in an alliance with India, so the U.S. may still play a role but not a major one.

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              I know her.

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                Agnos

                “I know her.”

                Congratulations.
                Does she know you?

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                  now every one knows of her

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                    NV/Rajash,

                    Chief of Staff to a senator is not a very high level position; it was some Indian/SL media that made a big issue of it. I knew her because of my work in the career civil service; we sometimes have to visit Congress/Senate.

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                      Agnos – Kamala Harris also started at the bottom of the ladder few years ago!

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                  “Does she know you?”
                  Naughty Vedda!

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              Thanks for the information that Rohini Lakshmi Kosoglu (who is going to be an important American) has got Sri Lankan roots.
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              Oh, I see (after typing the above) that Rajash has mentioned that. However, in the context, he would have done well to leave out “Tamil”.
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              We really must learn how to move out of narrow Sri Lankan politics and get on to a broader stage. That, surely, is the way forward.

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                Sinhala_Man
                “However, in the context, he would have done well to leave out “Tamil”.

                Please read my post carefully.

                I said “Sri Lankan Tamil Parentage.”

                what’s wrong with that?

                Sri Lankan first Tamil second!

                we have to stop nit picking and move on !

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                  May be you’re right.
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                  So, my apologies.
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                  However, I’m no mischief-maker. You know how these comments get arranged on the page. Before any of these comments were made there was the one that I made saying that I’d take pride in having Kamala as POTUS.
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                  I make many comments. You will not find ONE in which I now (as an adult, during the past forty years) have done anyting except affirm my belief that most of my genes are South Indian. I was never racist, but now I have moved further.
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                  Sinhalese and Tamils, we are genetically the same. One people divided by having two languages – which may have had much in common but are today mutually unintelligible. I just can’t understand anything said in Tamil.
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                  But many younger Sri Lankans are today bilingual -they understand the two Swabashas. English is the problem for them – little wonder since I was a teacher of the langauge of the Angles and the Saxons! Seriously – the English “kaduwa” is still inhibits them.

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                    Rajash,

                    Even though as a VP candidate, Harris’s critical staff are chosen by Biden, she is allowed a few of her aides/advisors, and Rohini Kosoglu is going to be a senior aide/advisor to Harris in the campaign, showing how much trust she has gained. If the Biden-Harris ticket wins, Kosoglu will rise as well, gaining behind the scenes power in political management within the Democratic party.

                    But I don’t think she wants to be a politician herself. The latter requires connecting with people at large, directly and through TV and other media, constantly staying in the limelight, which can be very taxing and exhausting. It will require a large base of political supporters, public speaking skills charisma, finding the right ideological balance to appeal to a sufficiently large segment of the people, a thick skin, accepting inevitable defeats with equanimity, etc. Not everyone is cut out for it.

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          Rajash

          “..my fingers seems to have gone merry with the extra d :)”

          Is it to do with your age?

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            Native Vedda
            “….Is it to do with your age?..”

            rather one scotch too many :)

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      “She has Tamil Origin ; her mum is South Indian Tamil.”

      She also knows it is Tamil Nadu that Rajivs ghost was created.

      Good luck

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        RAVI PERERA Sinhala speaking Demela

        “She also knows it is Tamil Nadu that Rajivs ghost was created.”

        How can you let a person with Tamil origin being elected to the second top public job in the world?

        Go sit in a cold water tank.

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      As a citizen of “greater India” (think of that term more in terms of culture and ethnicity, rather than politics) I will be really proud if Kamala Harris is POTUS by the year 2024.

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    A fine combination indeed: Mahinda’s men are proven bandits and robbers with links to organized crime, and use Sinhala-Buddhism as their ideological cover. Most of them are Lumpen. Whereas Gota’s men are true Sinhala-Buddhist racists and fundamentalists. They are upwardly-mobile petty-bourgeoisie. They are not after money like the former, but they are thirsty for power – brandishing their “Viyath” credentials.

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      Only time will expose how “Viyath” is the “Maga”. Take Channa Jayasumana for example. Supposedly a medical person, but he came out in support of the existence of “vanda-pethi”. The less said about this half-literate carpetbagger the better. Most of the Viyathas are of the same quality. The credulous Sinhala Buddhists will get the sort of backwards looking , pseudo-educated and amoral leadership that they deserve.

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        old codger

        Are you saying Channa Masala Jayasumana was lying in the press and later in his many public appearances accusing “Muslim doctor had secretly sterilized 4,000 Sinhala Buddhist women after caesarean deliveries.”?

        By the way his amazing knowledge of medieval history is breathtaking:
        No ethnic problem in Sri Lanka – Prof. Channa Jayasumana tells UNHRC
        http://www.adaderana.lk/news/50126/no-ethnic-problem-in-sri-lanka-prof-channa-jayasumana-tells-unhrc

        You are being biased.

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    Rajapaksas picking off where they left off in the middle of bringing on international sanctions and the possibility of troops on the ground! Running the country into the ground back on track to making Sri Lanka the next Syria. All this can happen well within 5 years if we keep going this way…

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    Dear Prof. KD,

    I dont think the very same people would tolerate RAJAPAKSHE politics forever. Looking back almost nothing is achieved as louded on political podiums, I mean within the last 9 months in terms of the pledges made to the people. However, ground level organisation worked round the clock misleading the rural mindset — latter was done by Basil Rajapskhe et al who knows well that masses in rural corners would eat even COWDUNG if they would have been asked to do so for their gains.

    I yet today believe, MEDIA culture is the most powerful force in Srilanka today going even beyond the drug trafficking net works which are well known to Rajakshes leadership. If any good gains such as beating tobacco mafia would not be caught by MAIN STREAM press but Rajapakshe s weddings or anything that would bring nothing to the people, would go viral through SOCIAL media and local meda. Most part of breaking news are from and about that family for the stupid journalists.

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    Mr, leela ge …..,
    And all other idiots…,
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    Get ready to serve.
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    You lazy lowlife idiot’s worst nightmare started…………..
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    Local Government Bodies belongs to GR.
    Parliament belongs to GR.
    Presidency belongs to GR.
    Military belongs to GR.
    .
    Government Service under reform to suit GR.
    Administrative Service under reform to suit GR.
    .
    Provincial Councils after election belongs to GR.
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    Media belongs to GR.
    Business Community belongs to GR.
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    Anything else……….?

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      S. C. Passqual

      “Local Government Bodies belongs to GR.
      ………………………………………………………………………
      …………………………………………………………………
      ………..
      Business Community belongs to GR.”

      Brilliant.
      GR single handedly controlling from A to Z hence why don’t you consider opening up local kiosks where childbearing aged female are forced to have Gota’s seeds artificially inseminated, then entire future generation can benefit from Gota’s gene and his ability.

      Gota may consider appointing you as the Gene police.

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        Mr. Native Vedda,
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        For your woman folks…?
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        My gosh. You guys have gone down that much…?

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        I have been waiting for this opportunity. you know what happened during the Middle Ages in England and Europe. The Politically powerful had a right to have something called ‘Prima Nocte’. That is to have sex with the bride on a wedding night before the husband.

        The RSS in India and the BSS in Lanka should have that right to spread their paranoid psychopathic genes. BJP is following SLPP or SLPP is following BJP.

        In US they castrated the Juvenile offendants so that they cannot procreate in the 18th century. Now you can do vasectomy

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          Dear Berti Kolla,
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          Yes, Prima Nocte was prevalent, but how common? There is a danger that you may not be believed because you have not cited a few balanced sources to substantiate. Like this well-written article presents it so that nobody who reads it can doubt:
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          https://histastrophe.com/2013/06/30/prima-nocta-or-prima-not/
          .
          This is a 90 second excerpt from one of the finest (fairly recent) films ever made. Referred to in that above article; brilliant acting:
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          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sckmvj7E8k4
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          If you can spend 3 hours on it, one of the most famous operas ever written is Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro.” Same theme. There’s plenty of good material. I have downloaded one version – here’s another, sung in Italian with English sub-titles. Such high-class and fashionable “experiences” for us would have been impossible without the Internet.
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          How widespread?
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          When something is so abhorrent and so obviously unfair, it is best to present it with the greatest possible finesse.
          .

          I suggest readers get back after evaluated what I have given you. There are many more interesting observations that one can make!

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      SCP,


      When looking at the picture alone, that proved these buggers were seen on COURT premises during the last 4.5 years for all the high crime investigations they have committed being against the PEOPLE.

      Ironically, very same people were used as their human shields through their biased media and so called election victory is claimed. However, if they now would not give any concessions to the people as promised loudly, b allige puthas will have to be shot on their heads by the very same PEOPLE sooner than later.

      Go back to your cage and stay licking the bones. You guys are even lower than to those I found as tribal folks in Zimbawe and South Africa.

      I would rather go out with my dogs since they seem to have better IQs compared to that of yours.

      Get well soon for the sake of the nation. We the ones would continue our fight against MEDAMULANA musalayas all along. No matter where we are going to be.

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        Mr. Leela ge …..,
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        You are dating your own dog…?
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        No wonder.
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        Get a GF. Get a life men….

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      S.C. Pasquel
      You have listed number of things belonging to GR and
      You have asked “Anything else…..”
      The missing item is YOU S.C.Pasquel the……….

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      To all the Ostrichs who buried their heads in the sand,

      One can gain all the glory and possess all the powers in this world. But if one has lost their hearts will one day have to face what is called natural justice.

      Rest assured.

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        Dear Berti Kolla,
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        You make some excellent observations.
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        We’d all like this business of retribution to be true, but it’s a complex subject where we “believe where we cannot prove”.
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        Your use of the ostrich image is interesting. Most people in the world accept that as literally true. You will find many defences of the intelligence of the poor Ostrich. Here’s one:
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        https://www.scienceabc.com/nature/animals/ostriches-really-bury-heads-sand.html
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        Many more if you google!
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        Cheers!

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      SCP
      Tyrants and would-be tyrants are often eager to take citizenship into their own hands as a powerful tool of terror and control. Stalin’s Russia stripped political dissidents of citizenship at his will. Once in power in Germany, the Nazis quickly stripped Jews of their citizenship as a prelude to the Holocaust. Fascist Italy adopted laws permitting the denationalization of Italians who dissented politically.

      IN Srilanka non-sinhala can expect the same treatment ,as the groups above in various land,n to happen to them in the next few months.
      Pasqual forewarned is forearmed. Take care buddy.

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    In prof. KD’s cloud cuckoo land….
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    He has pushed Dr. Seetha Arambepola from GR’s loyalty list.
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    He has brought back Upatissa Gamanayake from dead to contest election from Colombo. And got elected….
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    These are the people who are trying to tell us what to do with our country.
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    With all due respect prof….
    Please shut up.

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      S. C. Passqual

      Ministries of Finance, Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs and Urban Development and Housing are being brought under Mahinda Rajapaksa.

      Couldn’t Gota find others who are suitable for the above jobs.
      I see tokenism everywhere, Douglas – Fisheries, Ali Sabry – Justice.
      Brilliant.
      If you believe in Singapore, Gota is definitely taking you there without a drop of sweat being shed.
      Congratulations.

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        My dear Mr. Native Vedda,
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        We elected GR as our president and gave him 2/3 of the parliament to do the work in his way.
        Not the way you want.
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        Clear…..?

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          S. C. Passqual

          “We elected GR as our president and gave him 2/3 of the parliament to do the work in his way.”

          No you didn’t.

          SLPP polled only 6,853,690 votes
          Number electors who were eligible to vote but did not choose to vote for SLPP was 9,410.195.
          About 58% of total electors did not vote for him/SLPP hence 2/3 was a myth like your Mahawamsa.

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            Mr. Native Sudda,
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            Someone must teach you some basic mathematics.
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            Didn’t I say “gave him 2/3 OF THE PARLIAMENT”
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            And……
            You have to wake up.
            .
            Number of registered voters – 16,263,885
            Votes received by SP/SJB – 2,771,984
            Only 17%
            That means 83% rejected SP.
            .
            Number of registered voters – 16,263,885
            Votes received by AKD/JJB – 445,958
            Only 3%
            That means 97% rejected AKD/JVP.
            .
            Number of registered voters – 16,263,885
            Votes received by RW/UNP – 249,435
            Only 2%
            That means 98% rejected RW

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              S. C. Passqual

              If you care to use your computer/calculator you will find only 42% of the electors voted for SLPP whereas 58% didn’t vote for it. More popular votes remained unswayed by war criminals, crooks, ….. parochial nationalism.

              We know Tamils and Sinhalese are stupid, but unlike you they are not that stupid.

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            Nv, SCPthe low life of the nation is overwhelmed by his pompous ness, wait and see how far these bastard led tyranny would go😎😎😎😎😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

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              Greetings to you and my dear sinjalaman from Amsterdam for today😎😘😘😘😘😘😘

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      Pasqual,
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      I was wondering what all this fuss was about, and yes, there has been a mistake (a typo, really) where Prof. Kumar David has typed “Gamanayake” instead of Gamampila.
      .
      https://island.lk/sarath-slpp-and-sajith-sjb-heads-colombo-district-preferences/
      .
      He had not typed in “Upatissa Gamanayake”. I looked upthe latter name (not being a professional politician, I check when unsure), and found that the said Gamanayake was aone-time JVP frontliner:
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      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upatissa_Gamanayake
      .
      A mistake, yes, but knowing that you wanted to confuse readers. You ought not to have brought in the first name “Upatissa”. That illustrates your proclivity for jumping on little mistakes instead of countering the main argument.
      .
      The point here is that you are quite happy with racism..

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        Dear Sinhala Man,
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        No point to making any further efforts to educate Ms/Mr SCPasqual. He does not have the basic knowledge though boasted lately to have gone to Royal or Thomian.

        I think we should better focus on feeding stray dogs. That could help us more. What do you make of my idea – still being in Amsterdam .. my prayers are with you. You did not even notice I sent you few more messages (That was special greetings to you and Native Vedda !!!!! )

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          leelagemalli

          Thanks for the special greetings.
          Have a Good day.

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    SJB/UNP : “”In any case the fight was about which leader can pull more votes; nothing to do with policies.”” It was much more than this. Ranil and his deals, the henchmen around him – Ravi Vajira Akila Daya – all dealers or very corrupt, were not acceptable to many who left as the SJB. The UNP constitution which gave Ranil dictatorial power to pack the Working Committee with his loyalists and inability to change that, were the other reasons. It was not that simple as ABC.

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      Koholle Baba Ranil will never quit UNP. The British trusted his Anglican Fore fathers including Neelaperumal Telungu great Grand Son SWRD. and gave the whole country
      in their hands.

      Tamil Naduing to come out the Telungu DMK ADMK grip.

      Why not Lankans

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        Berty Kolla,

        I think it is not right to attack RW for the mess. The failure lies on the entire media mafia.
        :
        What do you make of the untergang of JVP then ? They failed to secure their 5 seats in the parliament. Is that not the paradoxial treatment of the people in this country ? How much they risked themselves for the people ?
        Are OUR SINHALAYAs ever grateful to any good achievements ?
        I think they should all fall on their nose – by having brought bitch s sons back to loot tax payers funds.
        And what is known is, whoever took the govt, would not be easy to recover the economy because RAJAPAKSEHS have made this nation a NUMBER one debt trap to CHINA.
        .
        Inthe days to come there will be more taxes and the burden will be made on the people are huge. More inflation woudl be the consequence. Then again, ballige puthas would be singing the same song, it was due to BOND SCAM…. bond scam is not definiable yet today. Those who looted it to the core, under MR adminstrations are today state minister – I mean that bitch s son Ajith Cabral:
        And the man who louded Rajapakshes have looted it 100 times more is now inthe sarong of Rajakshes. – I mean POLONNARUWE pingona:

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    When the Viyathmaga movement was formed, it portrayed an apolitical, secular, non-biased image and many professionals felt attracted to the concept like a swarm of moths to a bright light, me included.
    Previously, I was a member of the UNP think tank, which constituted of about 30-35 academics, all of whom volunteered and got nominated into the group. The think-tank concept crashed upon its own pillars since all strategic concepts that were put forward by the group after many hours of deliberation, were simply shot down by Ranil W, within 30 secs upon a simple glace thru the concept papers.
    The volunteering academics dropped off en masse, and thus the think-tank concept died soon after inception.
    It is the same story with Viyathmaga, since I was one of the first members who volunteered to promote the concept, following on from my previous experience. Alas, politics & ex-servicemen took over the reins of the movement and I opted out in frustration.

    And yes, Prof David, you are spot on in calling Viyathmaga the 5th Column of GR, since it was the launching platform, and the clandestine force gathered in secret which was mobilized later as a political campaign.

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      Mr. DharshanaW,
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      Simple.
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      You are a bloody liar. And imposter.

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        Dear Dr Preethi Dharshana Wanasinghe,
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        I write this with some sadness. My real political enemies are people like Pasqual, and I don’t like the way in which the Rajapaksas are running the country.
        .
        Yet, in a sense, you, whom I met for the first time five years ago, are more despicable. You lie! You project yourself as a “Think Tank”. There may actually have been such a group put together, which is how you persuaded Mr Eran Wickremaratne to telephone me. I’m glad that you did; he is one of the best politicians whom we have, and it’s a connection that I value. Actually, I discovered that he knows my youngest sister very well. So, you are able to effectively inveigle your way.
        .
        You had told him that I was your teacher. Then you wrote the same lie to Dr W.A. Wijewardena trying to get his mobile number – which I had refused to give you. For me the last straw was here:
        .
        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-enliven-economic-revival/
        .
        You said again that you were a “student of Sinhala_Man”.
        .
        This Amanda lass’s plagiarism was strung together with poor English; what you’ve been doing has been much worse..

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        PART TWO
        .
        When I first met you
        : find here a comment by Old Codger Redux / August 17, 2016.
        .
        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-thomian-pharisees-are-unrepentant-why-this-matters-to-all-sri-lankans/comment-page-1/#comments
        .
        Dripping with sarcasm, having listed all your “qualifications” thrice, he asked me:
        .
        “So, my question is, who is this new secretary? The new Secretary is Preethi Wanasinghe, B.Sc.(Eng) 1st Class Hons , M.Sc.(Eng, Japan), MBA (Merit), FP(Harvard), Ph.D. (Calgary, Canada), Six Sigma Master Black Belt (Motorola University, USA)? Is he for real? Or another Doctor Mervyn Silva?
        You may choose to respond to this, or leave it as rhetorical – your choice.”
        .
        I replied truthfully:
        “I met Preethi for the first time on Saturday, so he is a real living human being.”
        .
        By December 2016, you had met the entire Board of Governors of S. Thomas’ and had reported me to the Bishop, besides. Or so you said. Even then, I knew that my excusing this as pure fantasy wasn’t satisfactory; these are diabolical lies – yes as bad as the claim by Gota that there wasn’t one civilian casualty in the War.
        .
        When do we start getting honest in Sri Lanka? Who will replace the current horrible Bishop on Saturday?

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      Sounds like a person who has got his hopes shattered. Viyathmaga is not a clandestine force gathered in secret.

      “And yes, Prof David, you are spot on in calling Viyathmaga the 5th Column of GR, since it was the launching platform, and the clandestine force gathered in secret which was mobilized later as a political campaign.”

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      Viyath Maga is like the Nasi Germany Intellectuals who masterminded gas chambers and the Doctors who killed babies.

      If they want to survive they should use their Viyath Powers and drag Lanka towards Antartica and live in a fools paradise.

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        Berti kolla,
        .
        May be as they continued the CLINICAL trials in that Nuremberg, that Jayasuman ballige putha led groups will go after that as well. Nothing is morally right in today context today. That Jayasuman has earned his Prof. title by being close to the medamulana family. As I STUDIED his post doctoral research records. he has not obtained sufficient qualification for a Prof. Please check it out by yourself.

        Besides, these men calling that they are there to protect the nation from any kind of threats being applied on them, however, they have only been wasting their times for protection of a criminal family.

        What GODAHEWA alleged hhigh criminal and other men could do in terms of the development of the country, which is now being squeezed by the huge loans taken from CHINA. Nobody else MARA govt did it though it was thrown on to UNP led groups. Those who know the truths would be well aware of the facts, but who cares about the facts and figurs in today RASCAL led society ?

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          I dont think that these barbarians would not be backward, if they would go for SUCH clinical trials.
          .
          People are so stupid and they will have enough gunea pigs among them as easy beasy patient poplations. Medamunal will go to history of having repeated NUREMBERG style human tortures then. Looking at the manner they move forward, everything can be possible under HIGH criminals.

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    No ministries for Christian, Muslim, Hindu affairs. Racist Rajapaksa regime.

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      Gatam,
      ‘Jadapalana’ Government appointed a Muslim as the Minister of Muslim Affairs. What happened? Mosques started mushrooming every corner. Muslim terrorists shattered the peace people were enjoying after defeating LTTE Tamil terrorist barbarians.

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      Mr. GATAM,
      .
      Are those not religions..?
      Is there a ministry for Religious and Cultural Affairs…?
      .
      Please enlighten me…

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      GATAM

      “No ministries for Christian, Muslim, Hindu affairs. Racist Rajapaksa regime.”

      It is because Karuna didn’t win a seat.
      Those ministries will remain vacant until Karuna wins a seat. Or perhaps no need for such ministries as these minorities are expected to migrate shortly during the early part of Gota’s rule.

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      Dear GATAM,

      We do not need ministries for Christian, Muslim or Hindu affairs. We contribute towards our Religions.
      Hindus and educated Christians and Muslims follow Buddhas teachings. Jesus Christ was a Buddhist Monk from his age of 16 to 30 in India by the name Easa. Even Muslims have that name Most of Buddhas teachings are in the Bible as well.

      Buddhism in Lanka has become Politics. Why not become a colony of China and forget about a not practising religion. We can practice our religions underground and make the Temple and Church properties as home for the elders and destitutes.

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    Excellent, they would have been a complete waste of public money. Mangala committed political suicide when he said ‘This is not a Sinhala Buddhist country’.

    St. Anley

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      You Idiot. You cannot make a world famous religion only belongs Sinhala speaking people.

      No other country in the world label a religion behind their language which is only 1200 years old.

      Mind you that Mahawansa was written in 6 century AD in Pali. and was rewritten by Telungu Nayakkar Kandyan Kings more than Five times and the original versions were destroyed the same with Ramayana and Mahabaratha by Jewish Brahmins in India

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    This ‘Jack of all Trades’ Professor’s brain has a problem. Whenever he talks about President Gotabhaya Rajapakshe, his brain picks up the names of dictators/ authoritarian rulers who have a bad record. His brain never picks up benevolent dictators/authoritarian rulers such as Lee Kwan Yew, Mahathir Mohamed, Park Chun Hee, Hun Seng, Vladimir Putin.
    Sinhala Buddhists who were getting fed up with minority politicians who brag that they are ‘King Makers’ and played hell wanted an authoritarian ruler like Gotabhaya. So they gave two third. Those redundant ‘King Makers’ can sit and watch.

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      Dear Mr.H.D.P Mahindapala,

      I have been reading your contributions since my school days. I think that you have no children or they have left you for good. Is your Tamil wife still living or mentally handicapped.

      Please get all the assistance Australia gives nd leave Sri Lanka alone. stop your Gas Lighting. You have already done immense damage. Be prepared to RIP.

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      Vladimir Putin, the benevolent!
      .
      Why not add Joseph Stalin?
      .
      This Professor may slip up occasionally, but his consistency as a Marxist should put all Eagle Eyes to shame!
      .
      .
      This other Marxist made the greatest positive contribution to the 20th Century:
      .
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Gorbachev
      .
      He still lives, unhonoured, in his own land. Why?
      .
      Despite all the pious talk, it is militarists whom “Patriots” want. They make our lives miserable.
      .
      .
      BTW, Berti Kolla,
      .
      I don’t really think that Eagle Eye is H.D.P Mahindapala. Both are racists, but if you’ve been reading the latter since your school days, don’t you realise that he was a more powerful (corrosive?) writer.
      .
      How I wish people would use their real names!
      .
      Panini Edirisinhe (NIC 48 3111 444V) aka “Sinhala_Man”

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    Reading all the comments and insults, I am sorry for my motherland. Is this the mentality of people who could at least read read a few lines of English and write few sentences? No wonder where we are politically, economically, and socially compared to other developing countries of the world. The ‘cream of the crop’ have left for other countries and do not want to return……………

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      Dear nancytwins17,
      .
      I know that many feel that there’s no option but to leave.
      .
      I don’t blame you. The racism and the xenophobia have got unbearable. The ability to use a few words of English is no guarantee that people are civilised.
      .
      It is frustrating. I felt that I had to expose one guy above – never mind the risk. Will you do me this favour – to satisfy my vanity?
      .
      I wrote this article, but the injustice continues – and it’s not among only the Gnanasara Theros:
      .
      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/challenging-three-cheating-thomian-pharisees-and-not-doing-it-from-behind/
      .
      Gloss over what I’ve said. Read what the first commenter says – but so few who still live close to these schools, and know the truth of what I say, have commented.
      .
      It is Friday; tomorrow they will elect a new Anglican Bishop. Will he be any better?
      .
      They have all migrated. You may find this difficult to believe: only 24,000 Anglicans, but more than 200 active priests will vote.
      .
      Just dig a bit, and you’ll be shocked! Perhaps dig six feet.
      .
      I shall bury my bones here, in the hills of Uva.

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    I think Prof David’s comment calling the SLPP a “personality cult” is correct. The members who joined these “parties” simply believe in the leader(s) rather than policies. I think SWRDB’s 1956 group was the only other successful personality cult in SL politics. VijayaK, LilithA, (RohanW ?) etc failed to get their cult big enough to get any real traction.
    In many ways the current (formal) UNP is a personality cult around RanilW. When he steps down it will fracture due to infighting of the rest.
    When people elected a personality cult, there is no choice but to see the nepotism and other “jobs for the boys” culture to come in. But that was the choice of the people who elected them.
    Countries generally get leaders they deserve.
    Shan

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