21 September, 2020

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SLPP Sweeps The Board, UNP Implodes, JVP & TNA Decline

By Rajan Philips

Rajan Philips

There is no other way to describe it. The SLPP has won a stunning victory. It won 128 out of 196 elected seats and added 17 more from the National List for a total of 145 seats. The shortfall of five seats for the coveted two-thirds majority, which was laughably insignificant, is already made up. What is significant is the SLPP’s district level sweep in seven of the nine provinces, barring of course the north and east outliers. The SLPP led in every district in the seven provinces, polling more than 70% of the vote in five districts, between 60% and 70% in eight districts, and between 50% and 60% in further five districts. Only in Digamadulla, the lone district the SLPP won outside the seven provinces, it polled 33%. 

No party polled more than 50% of the vote in any of the seven districts in the northern and eastern provinces. The TNA alliance led in five of them, all four in the north and only Batticaloa in the east, but polling under 35% in all of them. The SJB led in only one district in the whole island, in Trincomalee in the Eastern Province, registering 40% of the vote. Its progenitor, the UNP, the oldest party in the fray, was totally shut out. It won zero out of the 196 elected seats, polling a pathetic 2.15% of the national vote. Ranil Wickremesinghe and Ravi Karunanayake were both eliminated right in their Royal College backyards in Colombo. Unheard of – for a Prime Minister and a Minister of Finance to lose in a proportional representation election. 

Adding more insult than healing to the injury, the UNP has been given a solitary spot on the National List. The spot should go to neither RW nor RK, who are now defeated candidates. Whoever gets it will have a matching companion in parliament in the only elected SLFP MP in the new parliament, and he comes from Jaffna! The final tinkling of Chandrika bangles. For the record, Maithripala Sirisena topped the list in Polonnaruwa, but under the auspices of the SLPP. Now in their death throes, the two progenitors, the UNP and the SLFP, do send warnings to their new avatars, the SLPP and SJB. Winners beware of the impermanence of political power! 

UNP implosion

In contrast to its district level sweep, at the aggregate level the SLPP has only maintained the total vote it won at the presidential election in November. In fact, it polled slightly lower: from 6,924,255 to 6,853,698. The huge margin of its current victory, from 52.25% in 2019 to 59.89% now, seems entirely due to the implosion of the UNP vote. The UNP won 5 million votes in the 2015 parliamentary election and 5.5 million in the 2019 presidential election. On Wednesday, the SJB polled 2,771,980, and the UNP a paltry 249,435, for a combined total of just over three million votes. A drop of over two million votes from the last parliamentary and presidential elections. These votes did not go anywhere, but may have stayed at home. The voter turnout was 75%; although a high rate in the COVID-19 situation, it is lower than the nearly 84% in the November presidential election, 81% in the 2015 presidential election, and 78% in the 2015 parliamentary election.

As for the seat count in parliament, the UNP/SJB’s seat count dropped from 105 seats in 2015 to 55 seats last week, while the UPFA/SLPP seat count increased by the same margin, from 95 seats in 2015 to 145 seats. Politically, the UNP drag has had a downward effect on both the JVP and the TNA, although both have been spared of the ignominy of Ranil Wickremesinghe. He kept them waiting for five years on the long leash of his promises. Now they return to parliament rather depleted, and hopefully not too dispirited. And to a parliament minus Ranil Wickremesinghe. 

The 54 seats won by the Samagi Jana Balawegaya are lower than what its supporters had been expecting – upwards of 60 or 80 seats. But 54 is a strong enough number for a new party in its first election of any kind. It is also a strong enough number to mobilize an effective opposition in parliament to the new government. Perhaps the strongest features of the SJB’s new parliamentary group are the plurality of its composition and its parliamentary experience. Trincomalee, the only district where the SJB came first, is the microcosm of Sri Lankan plurality with almost equal numbers of Sinhalese, Tamils, and Muslims. 

The new SJB in parliament reflects the same plurality. It also has experienced parliamentarians in Rauf Hakeem, Champika Ranawaka, Harsha de Silva and Eran Wickremeratne. Any one of them could play the role of the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament if Sajith Premadasa were to focus his attention in building the new party at the grassroots level. Hakeem as Leader of the Opposition would be an enlightened counter to the government’s unfortunate proclivity for reinventing history through amateurish archaeological digs, or flights of fancy in Ravana’s helicopter.      

The JVP/NPP will have only three MPs in the new parliament, down from six earlier. Verité Research ranked four of the six JVP MPs in the last parliament among the top five MPs for their work ethic. But that was not duly noted by the supposedly politically savvy Sri Lankan voter. The JVP polled over half a million votes in the 2015 parliamentary election and close to three quarters of a million in the 2018 LG election. It has since fallen down, to 418,553 in the November presidential election, and a slightly higher 445,958 on Wednesday. It has nominally overtaken the old UNP, but a handful of more JVP MPs would have made a difference to the JVP and to the functioning of the new parliament.    

The TNA

The TNA has shown a similarly declining trajectory in the north and east. From nearly 570,000 votes and 16 seats in the 2015 parliamentary election the TNA (ITAK) alliance has gone down to under 350,000 votes and nine seats. One of the losing out MPs is the veteran parliamentarian, Mavai Senathirajah, whose political roots go back to the non-violent sections of Tamil militancy that emerged in the 1970s. The TNA won three seats in the Jaffna District, three in the Vanni including Mannar and Mullaitivu, and three more in all of the Eastern Province – two in Batticaloa, one in Trincomalee (the Trinco City represented by the TNA leader R. Sampanthan), and none in Ampara or Digamadulla. The TNA’s shrinking vote base and the now established plurality of representation in the Eastern Province hardly augurs well for maintaining the mantra of remerging the Northern and Eastern provinces.  

As well, he TNA now has other Tamil rivals to contend with in the new parliament, besides the EPDP with whom it has established a good working relationship. It may even get along well with (Colonel) Karuna’s Party (TMVP) from the East, but it will have to watch its back for sniping from behind – from Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam who returns to parliament for the first time after leaving the TNA in 2010, and CV Wigneswaran the former Chief Minister of the Northern Province. Mr. Wigneswaran might be the oldest new Member of Parliament in history, and it may not be too interesting to see what he might accomplish as a backbencher in parliament after being an irresponsible underachiever as Provincial Chief Minister.        

The message from the Jaffna District is unsurprisingly mixed. Although the TNA won only three of the allotted seats in the district, it came first in eight of the ten electoral districts within the Peninsula, along with Kilinochchi outside it. Of the two electoral districts the TNA lost, one went to the pro-Rajapaksa EPDP (in Kayts, the seat formerly held by pioneer separatist V. Navaratnam), and the other was won by the SLFP (in Udupiddy, once held by the TULF leader M. Sivasithamparam). Neither Ponnambalam’s Tamil Congress nor Wigneswaran’s new Tamil front came first in any of the ten electoral districts in Jaffna, or outside the Peninsula. The voter turnout in Jaffna was relatively low (under 65%) and the people would seem to have voted more out of their familiarity with the leading candidates than for any specific platform. Ponnambalam and Wigneswaran have won their seats in parliament solely due to proportional representation. It is unlikely, however, that they would be proportionately restrained in their parliamentary rhetoric.  

Gota’s Victory

Looking outside the Peninsula, Wednesday’s election victory can be seen as Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s political coming of age. The victory at the November presidential election was generally attributed to Mahinda Rajapaksa’s political stock among the Sinhalese and his campaign charms. Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa was seen as the  younger apprentice brought along by his older brother for the country’s highest job. Not anymore. Gotabaya Rajapaksa owns the new victory and there is no IOU from him to the Prime Minister, or to the SLPP. The reverse was the case in November. This election was the people’s verdict on the first six months of his presidency, and a reflection of their assessment of his handling of the COVID-19 crisis. 

The victory has enhanced the power of the President, and has invested in him an enormous amount of political capital. The question is what additional powers and political capital are there to be harnessed through never ending constitutional changes? Even if constitutional changes are deemed urgent and necessary, the President will add to his prestige and political capital if he could facilitate a set of changes that are also acceptable to a majority of the opposition MPs, and enable their passage with broad support from both sides of the parliamentary divide. On the other hand, if constitutional changes that are designed to be acceptable only to government MPs are forced through by a narrow two-thirds government majority, such passage will invariably create bitterness and bickering not only in parliament but also among the broader communities. It will also diminish presidential prestige and run down his political capital.     

More importantly, is the current and unprecedented situation of continuing COVID-19 uncertainty and worldwide economic hardships the appropriate time for embarking on a fundamental constitutional overhaul? It would only distract the government from the more urgent priorities and disenchant the people who have given the President a massive victory. Regardless of political preferences, the people are hoping to see COVID-19 under control, their jobs protected as far as possible, and at least minimum redress to those who cannot keep their jobs. In these circumstances, people are not excited about the separation of powers between the President and Parliament and abstract assertions on behalf of their sovereignty. The newly elected parliament and the new cabinet must reflect the people’s current priorities. The President can facilitate both. He has all the powers he needs to do that.  

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    Dear Rajan Philips,
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    Have you yet cottoned on to the effect of the huge number of spoilt votes, engineered by this guy:
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIMTYWVdqJE&list=UU58y6NhWQ_IkAUJdYqtmtQg&index=2&t=0s
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    Seven hundred thousand is his claim.
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    I’m pretty sure that not much can be done here. However, if it can be proved that this man was in league with the Government, the validity of this vote would be seriously undermined.
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      S_M
      Have you ever spoken to a election returning officer. Please do. Ask if such manipulations possible. You will change your mind.

      Soma

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        Dear Soma,
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        I’m not an authority on these matters, but I have a more than average awareness of how elections ought to be conducted. I have been on election duty many times myself – both at polling centres and at counting – never in key positions. I brushed aside the concerns of a neighbour that counting did not begin immediately polling stopped as an insignificant detail.
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        I don’t think that you have quite understood my main concern here. I’ve been trying hard to educate young people to work out for themselves the best way to give expression to their wishes.
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        The major problem here is that this Sepali brainwashed the young and innocent into not voting at all, or if they did, by saying that it would be clever to reject all – including the SLPP. In practical terms, this hugely benefitted the “Pohottuwa”. Got it?
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        Please respond. There’s much more to discuss.

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          Dear S_M
          You are confused yourself or confusing the readers between the election process conducted by the Commission and the brainwashing of the voter by the self serving politicians. I have no complaint against the former – it had been an admirable exercise during the last few elections.

          Soma

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            Soma,
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            You had your early schooling at STPS, Kollupitiya. How it is run is almost entirely decided by the Anglican Bishop of Colombo. I have known the current guy for a long, long time. His mother-in-law, who passed away recently I had known since about 1969 – an enthusiastic and committed English teacher in State (village) schools. But this Bishop has been selfish and hypocritical. Let’s hope that somebody better is elected next Saturday, the 15th, August.
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            It will be nice to have the day dawning when it is literally true that “the nearest school, is the best school”. That is a utopian dream. I will certainly do all that I can to realise the dream, but society can provide, at best, only “equal opportunities”. Good home environments, sacrifices by parents – do you think that we should ever neutralise them – deliberately drag down those who are fortunate to be so blessed?
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            I hate the snobbery, and I despise those who manipulate. You chose not to comment; every Sri Lankan should have, but wirt
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            https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/challenging-three-cheating-thomian-pharisees-and-not-doing-it-from-behind/

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      Dear SM,

      i think it should be a hidden agenda between SLPP and Sepal.

      Sepal never attacked much Mahinda led criminal politics. The other guy is SLVLOG the guy who was then sitting in Italy.
      He always repeated that Mahinda Rajapakshe is religion but not a candidate..I cant udnerstand how Sunil Handunnethi was defeated .. ?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbNqZ-fgqV4

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        Leelagemalli: You asked: “I can’t understand how Sunil Handunetti was defeated”. My friend, let us face facts. The person who polled the “Highest” votes is Nipuna Ranawaka. Who is he? He is the son of the sister of MR. He lives in Deniyaya. This Sunil Handunetti is from Kotopola from Deniyaya. What is the “Difference”? Sunil is the son of a Tea Estate Worker – a Tea Plucker (Dalu Nellannee) – that’s the mother. Who is the father? A Vegetable Vendor. If you can lay your hands on, please listen to a Sinhala song written by Late Mr. Lucian Bulathsinhala and sung by Late Mrs.Malini Bulathsinhala. Here, how that song starts: ” Raja Maduraka Umba Ipadi Sitiyanam, Umbath Rajeki Puthune” (If you were born in a King’s palace, son, you too would be a King). In addition, I would say, even if you are an “Associate” or a “Slave”. however, you are a “Scoundrel”, you had the greatest opportunity to be in the “Palace Court”. This is the “TRUTH”, but many don’t like to talk. I dare to say it.

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          Simon/Leelagemalli

          watch this video of a news item. The news reader is reading out all the MP who won and their family/other connections

          …now here is the list of relatives in the new parliament

          https://www.facebook.com/119154468144820/posts/3526699530723613/?vh=e&d=w

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          Thank you Simon. I think it is more than what you have been trying to say is the case with JVPrs defeat. My granny repeated it – my son, you cant expect much where there are masses filled with stupid by every means. Myths according to her destroy a nation, since people are made blind going after them. Thi sis also the case in neigbouring india and other countries too. But ours is special, though scoring higher literary rates, but to see it from upside down mode.
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          Now HARAKIRI to the nation, but the rogue family will hurt our wounds at least for few months – however, times ahead of them would NOT be easy since the country economy is squeezed as nothing can help them for a sooner recovery.
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          But we perfectly know that Rajaakshes were not coming from a palace.
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          By the time, MR was becoming the PM, they had not had much wealth. This may be not clear to you but we the expatriates living out of the island, keep counting a with b and make our thoughts, how this bugger family became that popular. It was just through fake propaganda and fake media. Media culture introduced by them for their political survival.

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            Contd@
            For me I dont need to worry, because I dont live in that hell – but my cry was looking at the manner how few families just because of MR criminal behaviours became untouchably richer, while far poor became even poorer going the levels of Ethiopian poverty states.

            I told to you guys repeateldy, that SRILANKEN media mafia is to be blamed not to anyone else to have misled nature by spreading BLATANT lies or untruths on a long time. They never made the good achievements of previoius govt clear to the nation…. how much they achieved through that SUVASARIYA and other bold actions in Health being taken, by giving the people that much concessions but not getting the least publicity for that. I as one who work for Pharam industry is well aware of th efacts in health care to tell you guys, that Minister Senaratne did a very good job, whatever his records were prior to 2015.

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        Yes, the agendum is no longer hidden!
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        However, a number of people have published statistics for “spoilt votes” at previous General Elections as well. They have always been high.
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        Sepal Amarasinghe’s propaganda would certainly have added to the number, and his intention was certainly not altruistic – the very opposite. He did not educate.
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        Political Education at local level is very difficult, since each voter must be persuaded to do it for him/ her self. It is time-consuming, especially with so many groups in the fray. All of us quickly dismiss a number of Groups – it is plain impossible to do this thoroughly, especially given the number of groups who were contesting. Some groups may have been there for precisely that reason. Here’s his offering today:
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        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01pK5JEH51o
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        I have had a telephone chat with the man who manages the Sinhala Youtues – a good man. He confirmed that the producer of the programme is entitled to “pin” he thinks is the best comment.
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        However, he cannot decide what comes next. My friend (an his team) decide that, and they evaluate as honestly as possible. So, in three places now, my comments are firmly in second position. Others should learn how to make comments.

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          Dear LM,
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          I have kept dogs – and I lavished a lot of love on them. I don’t show any kindness to strays (unlike my much more virtuous classmate of long ago, Rajan Hoole).
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          You feed a stray regularly – it gets into the habit of coming upto you and gazing imploringly at you. Those are exactly the looks that the poor of Uva-Wellassa bestow on those smug donors in your videos. You are definitely the kinder man!
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          Somebody on the web had stated (correctly) that in evolution it is the “friendly” ones who survive. “Friendly dogs” now number billions in the world. I approve of culling them. The gruff and surley wolf is their near relation – getting close to extinction.

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            Part I

            Dear Mr Sinhala Man,
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            The reason why I picked up Wellassa Videos to you OR the like ilk not necessarily because I support them, but to convince the people how much poverty is striking in that part of the island while bitch s sons shamelessly waste their funds live up their luxury styles yet today. I believe pictures worth thousand words. THat is why the links being added to the direction of you and others. I am telling you, whole lot of people are far from understanding yet today, those tax payers funds are theirs. They are made to believe that they are properties of the politicians in power. This should be changed at large.
            But I dont trust Wellassa TV or the like minded TV channels on long term because they are an another group of fraudsters to my eye. I am very against anyone tending to market poverty for their own revenues.

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              Part II

              And in the same time, if they would not do the little what they have been doing, then those who are really in need would be helpless on eternity. That guy from UVA wellassa is doing a good job, but I dont think, nothing is hidden there – the donors that join him are coming from Korea, Dubai, Italy or the like countries but sinhala diaspora AND also locals from rich Colombo. Most of them are not educated sinhalaya but labouerers by their jobs. However, such people can read the thoughts and minds of the people. Mind you, any educated people are among the diaspora living in Italy ? Most of them are brought to their odd jobs either in their plantations of households. I have been in touch with a cardiologist (she is italian) – she once added me that guest workers from srilanka are uncivilized the way they live in Italian villages. There are also places where they deliberately left dirts incl. bulath leaves eaters and the red colour spits and all sort of lanken style habituals. These places some sinhalaya in LONDON call as “little wennappuwa”.They live like animals in such cities. I travel to Rome and Milano back and forth not for holidays but for my work (clinics) and there I get the chance to see it around.

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                Part III

                Asked why would not they return home srilanka, they say, “mahaththayo” how can we go back to srilanka, we have spent lacks to be brought to Italy. We need to pay off those sums. Some have pawned their land properties to get there.
                Dont get me wrong dear, I would not voluntarily feed a stray dogs, but I prefer to help elderly poor people each time visiting srilanka. We have also been planning to do lot more for the years to come. The latest being – last week when heading to Hamburg from Dusseldorf, I happened to wait for my connecting train in Hannover. There I had to wait like 45 min. So I thought going to a nearby Burg King (fast food stall) and myself collected some eatables. I dont eat fast food but I had to rely on them on that day.- with covid containment restrictions, it is not easy to be selective either. After getting my food, I then thought to walk up in the street searching for a place to sit since I had enough time for a 15 min walk, there I came across a lady (turkish woman), who started to add few things about mixing COVID numbers in Germany – so we fell into a small-chat trusting me her life story though in short- all the loads of her life story.

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                  Part IV
                  the last lines were missing. I need to check be aware of the 200 words guidlines. So, what I did was, I offered her my food and left away. I re collected some more food for me afterwards. I asked her to thank my mother for rasiing me that “kind hearted”: THe lady was overwelmingly happy andwent on thanking me and my parents. This is one of the recent examples. This particular woman whom I helped to was a diaslye patient and her son is also handicapped, being left by her own husband long ago. Such people would never get kind of state social allowances/ funds since they have not contributed their taxes to the govt either. However, such people are really in need regardless of where they are.

                  Real buddhists believe that giving is a good thing – that I have been doing from my childhood on. However, I have also been abused by my kindness. There I think I have learnt a lot today.

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          Almost the same with petroleum prices, LM. – especially now that conditions are different from when Mangala Samaraweera rolled out his formula (which was actually meant to persuade us to accept price increases).
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          World petroleum prices may plummet – I approve of keeping prices stable. It helps the poor and uncomplicated guy (I wish to be that – why should we be always worrying?) to plan rationally. It is only in the last 150 years or less that we’ve been gobbling up non-renewable energy at unsustainable levels. This is leading to all sorts of problems.
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          If I be marked to die of COVID-19, let me go – that is being rational. Like every living being I have the instinct to avoid death. Humans have developed Medicine – now our over-population is causing horrendous problems. Better to limit our numbers than have Wars. Stanley had pointed out somewhere that every time we brush our teeth with toothpaste we slaughter millions of microbes. It just can’t be helped, but we can try to limit our cruelties!

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            Petrolium Issue

            The biggest fraud in today s context. They saved billions and wasted them for their election campaigns.
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            Not yesterday but 6 months ago, they first adjusted the FORMULA in Germany and other european countries so that consumers could enjoy the concession. Not just that, they also reduced the prices of daily needs in Germany and many other countries in europe.
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            Cheap oil price reductions are connected with almost everything what you in life be it in srilanka or in Europe. Even medical drugs would not be that costlier if the transport costs would not be expensive.
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            But this HUGE issue is totally neglected by RAJAKSHE mafia in srilanka. They can suck your blood on broad day light and send the message across, that is for the benefit of the masses. Stupid uneducated masses would nod their heads to the very same manner feeding MERCY cows at Kelaniya temple or at Dalada Maligawa would do.
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            Why people are made that STUPID for their political survival is beyond my understanding. There should be whole lot of SINHALA MAN – like personlities /retired professionals and religious men and women in that island to transport the message to the PEOPLE at large.

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            No, it is not the same. Please read the information based on world oil market and the levels of price reduction in Europe and world wide.
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            Billions in dollars they have to have saved in srilanka. People are misled by information. Samaraweera did a great thing to have introduced that formular but idiots ridiculed it out. How pathetic it was. I think former govt brought lot more good than the bad to the country but nothing was passed to the nation. That gamarala should be made accouthable for the mess not only Ranil W. I am against putting the blame only on Ranil. And also Sajith Premadasa should be made accoutnable for the mess made in UNP. He should work with all together. Lanken media is against Ranil which is a long term media trick being handled by Basil and the hidden forces. Media men would do anything any everything if they would have been pleased by loads of sums.

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            There were times we paid 1.40 EURO/Liter, but now we pay between 1.15 and 1.28EURO (that is for petrol not for diesel). I think this much of price falls were never the case during recent years in Europe.

            Germany s VAT was adjusted as 15% from 19% – so that the prices of daily needs are much cheaper today. Where I go I see supermarkets display their price reductions as no times in recent past. Transport costs are cheaper because the petrol prices are significantly cheap. However, some services are expersive with COVID additions. To have a haircut you need to pay 20% more for example. Samaraweera s oil formula was set to be adjusted monthly, but we in europe see it changing every minute. This was not clear to stupid majority, but that brought a lot to srilanken internal affairs. That is why I see it today, how many good things they happened to do with the former govt though they earned nothing for any of the good steps taken by them. Reitred teachers of you rnature were blessed with salary hikes thanks but were there any praises from the public sector no ? I know it pretty well the manner howmuch they reduce in prices in heart stents and some cancer drugs.

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              Dear SM,
              I can tolerate almost everything, but I dont want to read the lines such as

              “If I be marked to die of COVID-19, let me go – that is being rational. Like every living being I have the instinct to avoid death. Humans have developed Medicine – now our over-population is causing horrendous problems.”

              May be you feel that you are a nonagenarian. My gosh…. I am dealing with elederly people/patients that are over 75… most of them are very positive..the oldest is 95 and he was a professor in Chemistry. .they give me more. alone talking to them make my day again and again.

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    analysis , post-mortems and in “hind sight” opinion by the so called intelligentsia.

    UK Chancellor is giving discount of up to £10 per person to go out and dine to revive the economy.

    Rajapakses are ahead of the game ….packet of chicken biriyani and arrack to revive their fortune

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      sorry I forgot to add a very critical point..

      both funded by tax payer

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    All in all this article is a fair assessment of the situation, very objective and does not show any verbal pyrotechnics. Thanks Rajan. My suggestion to CT is that this should be the lead article as opposed to some other which is full of ethno-religious references and intemperate language.

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    Reason for TNA votes declining, 1) Major factor TNA was seen as doing nothing for the Thamizh people in the NE but cozying up to whatever ruling party may be in the vain stupid hope that these Chingkalla parties may throw crumbs to the Thamizh . They should realize by now 99.99% of the Chingkallams are mean nasty brain washed and racist to the core and so are their leaders , elite and politicians. They are determined not to give anything to the Thamizh or anyone, even if this ruins the nation. The Mahavamsa fairy tale is deeply embodied in their psyche. 2) Sumanthiran is seen by many Thamizh as arrogant, selfish and egotistical not really intresed in fighting for the Thamizh people or their rights but running behind Chingkallams and Thullukans , I do not know for what and belittling the Thamizh liberation struggle and sacrifice. He is Colombo based and will not do anything. 3) All these stupid minor Thamizh parties with their pie in their sky agenda and supported and set up by god known whom , to deliberately split Thamizh votes, as that TNA will not get elected worked. Especially in the East and this prevented a Thamizh MP not being elected in Amaprai.

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      Mr Pandi Kutti
      This is Sri Lanka, not Tamil Nadu. In case you forgot.

      Soma

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        somass

        “This is Sri Lanka, not Tamil Nadu.”

        I happy you remember it. Thanks.
        Therefore hope you would remember/consider yourself as a descendant of Kallathonie.

        Can you list your expected freebees and what Gota is capable of delivering them to you? Will you hold him responsible for unfulfilled promises and how?

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          I never vote for what they promise.
          I vote for past performance.
          Sorry you lost your 20,000 rupaiya from Sajith malli.

          Soma

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        Yes I know . That this is Sri Lanka. You mean to state Thamizh belong to Thamizh Nadu only and the entire island now belongs to Chingkallams as your racist war criminal has won? We always knew that you are racist , despite your fake concern for the Thamizh. Now you are openly showing your true racist colours, like a Nazi , as you feel that you have no need to hide this , as the Nazi racist war criminal has won , on a racist platform. Elected by racists morons like you. Most Chingkallams are descended from Indian Thamizh immigrants from Thamizh Nadu and not the Eezham Tamizh. DNA tests not one but many have amply proven this statement. So are the vast majority of the so called Sri Lankan Moors. All descended from largely low caste Indian Thamizh immigrant converts . DNA tests have again proven they have below average Arab or other western Asian DNA but a basically South Indian Dravidians. Go and take a hike racist . You and the rest of your Chingkalla tribe can return to Thamizh Nadu from where you people largely originate from.

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      Pandi Kutti,
      Sinhalayo should be out of their mind if they want to give anything to ‘Para’ Demala descendants of Dravida slaves who slaughtered Sinhalayo for three decades to grab a part of their country to create a separate State based on a bogus claim ‘Traditional Homeland’.
      Sinhalayo say NO to ‘Separate State’, NO to Federal System’ and NO to ‘Devolution of Power’. Sinhale will be a Sinhala Buddhist country and it will be a ‘Unitary State’. No more hanky-panky business by ‘Paradeshi’ minorities.

      “They should realize by now 99.99% of the Chingkallams are mean nasty brain washed and racist to the core and so are their leaders , elite and politicians. They are determined not to give anything to the Thamizh or anyone, even if this ruins the nation.”

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        Yes I know that you are out of your mind . This is why your Thamizh wife has dumped you in an Aged Care Coronal ridden Nursing Home in Melbourne. Keep on repeating the same lies and garbage over and over again , does not make it the truth. May be thinking that it will become the truth after this war criminal racist got elected. All the so called Dravidian slaves from South India , from ancient , medieval and modern , especially during the Portuguese and Dutch era settled in the Chingkalla areas and all got assimilated into the Chingkalla identity. Very few into the Eezham Thamizh identity. You definitely are one of them.

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          RAVI PERERA the Sinhala speaking Demela

          Brilliant
          Now you too have learned to entertain us.
          Thanks

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            Native,

            do you have any remedies you think could be applicable to Demented Eagle evil ? I am planning to travel to Australia in December. May be I can go and see this pathetic creature. Then we can discuss issues face to face.I am very sorry for him looking back.

            He has been becoming a headache to us most. His ultra racism seem to be incurable and could be beyond a fatal cancer.

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        Demeted Eagle,

        When you would stop calling us – sinhalayo ? How many more years we should wait until you are gone. I dont think even Germany ‘s pro hitler party men would be racial as you are.

        No doubt tamil student gangs should have raped you during your stay at Peradeniya. Why should you attack all the tamils today ? I lost my belongings at Pera… and I dont hate JVPrs for that. Besides, your tamil wife would not forgive you if you would stay attacking tamil srilankens the way you have been upto.

        I would not call us SINHALAYO, because Rajakshe led groups have destroyed our image over the years. As for me, Rajakshes should be punished by all mighty gods for the destruction they have done ot the this nation.

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      We can thank Karuna and is gang for this. The Thamizh are the largest community in the east but have far lower MPS than the Thullkans and Chinkallams, all recent arrivals to the east , due to the effort of these traitors and government Gerry mandering

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    Thank you Mr Phillip
    I always think we put far too much of emphasis on winning sides……..as in any democracy we all elect whoever and come together to materialise what was put in-front of the people before the election.

    The election finished we should stop political discussions and get on with progress reporting the action list in serving the people.

    The CT should focus on creating such list for each elected in the entire land and progress and milestone mark the achievements.

    Should we fail to deliver progress/empowerment/sustainability then we elect someone else. What we have is enough and shall we discuss each and every elected specially in Jaffna (my interest) as to what is the action list??

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    Mr. Rajan Philips

    “It may even get along well with (Colonel) Karuna’s Party (TMVP) from the East, …..”

    Please note that Karuna’s Party is NOT TMVP but Akhila Ilankai Tamil Mahasabha. Karuna contested from the Digamadulla District and Failed to win any seat in the recent Elections. So, he cannot be an MP.

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    Dear Sir

    Should we not organise trips for the Northern public to visit peace missions/meeting with the fallen soldiers family and to learn about the landscape and average mans life and needs please. Live broadcast the same.

    We should do the same with Muslim community and the Sinhalese community too.

    I hope GOSL will organise this kind go bridge building missions from village to village and townships tot townships as part of the Nation Building programs.

    The Island is such a small space we should all know how every square yard is and the fellow man who lives in it. Foreign tourists know better of my country than I do and how and why???

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