11 April, 2021

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Speaker To Deliver Political Clarity With Ruling On National Govt

Expectations are on the rise that the current political impasse will end shortly with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announcing that he would made a determination in Parliament on Wednesday on the validity or otherwise of the ‘National Government’.

Jayasuriya

Jayasuriya made this annoucement when the Opposition questioned him about the legality of the cabinet size and its composition since the unity-agreement between the SLFP and UNP had lapsed.

Jayasuriya admitted that he has not been informed officially by the two main parties about the status quo of their agreement. It is therefore expected that his ruling will be based on the decision taken by the two parties on their ‘unity-arrangement’.

It was also reported that there would be a cabinet reshuffle the same day following a discussion on Sunday between Jayasuriya, President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

However, even if the ‘National Government’ is to continue, it is not clear what how the ministerial positions will be distributed among the two parties.

Even as recent as Sunday, S.B. Dissanayake of the SLFP insisted that while the party is amenable to the continuation of the ‘National Government’ they are pushing for a change in portfolios as well as the post of Prime Minister, which he said should go to an SLFPer.

It has been more than 10 days since the country was plunged into political uncertainty when the two major parties suffered a historica defeat at the hands of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna at the local government elections.

The ‘unity-agreement’ expired on December 31, 2017 and the legality of the current cabinet has been brought into question.

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    “Speaker To Deliver Political Clarity With Ruling On National Govt”
    on the basis of the elections of the Local Govt?
    It appears to be that Ranil and My3 are shaking in their boots.
    So far not a single strong statement or action either from the President or from the PM to state that the local Govt elections have no bearing on the central Govt.

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      You clear missed the PM’s press conference on Friday!

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        press conference? press will report with a twist…
        he should go out and speak to the masses feel them in flesh …….do a country wide tour …..as Mara does!

        he(PM) is living in his own Royal College bubble ….

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      So long culprits stand on the way, there will be no easy to move forward with the current govt.
      They need thugs to handle the issues.
      None of them in JO is informed about the legalities of national govt.
      That so called prof sitting with dogs has been betraying the academics.

      I have the feeling that GLP is taken in hostage by Rajapakshe clan.
      Udaya and Wimal have no knowledge about anything but to work on the own agendas standing against the current men.

      God bless srilanka

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      Speaker Karu Jayasuriya,

      RE: Speaker To Deliver Political Clarity With Ruling On National Govt

      You would made a determination in Parliament on Wednesday on the validity or otherwise of the ‘National Government’.

      Perhaps you should state what others have stated before.

      Unuth Ekai , Munuth Ekai
      Unuth Horu , Munuth Horu
      Unuth Perethayo, Munuth Perethayo
      Unuth Para-Perethayo, Munuth Para-Perethayo

      Chaos not caused by election result but due to power struggle between Prez & PM

      http://www.lankatruth.com/en/2018/02/chaos-not-caused-by-election-result-but-due-to-power-struggle-between-prez-pm/

      The chaos that has sprung up in the country is due to the power struggle between the President and the Prime Minister says the Leader of the JVP Anura Dissanayaka. He said this in Parliament yesterday (19th) participating at the debate regarding the unstable situation in the country.

      Speaking further Mr Dissanayaka said, “This decision to have this debate has been taken stating there was chaos in the country. Now, various interpretations are given to the debate.

      Some try to interpret the election as a referendum. A referendum has only two camps. If it is a referendum the camp that considers the election as a referendum has been defeated. Calling the election a referendum is an advantage for the government.

      This election is not a referendum. Various political parties contested the election putting forward their own political agendas.

      Governments have the possibility of winning local government elections. However, at this election, the party that represents the government has been defeated completely and decisively.

      The results of the election have taught all political parties to ponder about their past activities.

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    The rumour is there is another game going on. RAVI the liar is cooking something. That is there is a PEACEFUL temple in Katuneriya of which the Monk is a former Priest. He is asking RAVI THE LIAR to go for it. He wants RAVI THE LIAR to talk to the ears of MY3 and ask whether GALLE ON RAVI can get the PM post.

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      Ammo Moo Danna Deval.

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    Added: Only buddhism he knows is Jaya Mangala Gatha. That is what he says when he starts with “Bana tikak kiyamuda”and start with jaya managala gatha. He has long term plans and he likes to give instructions if the govt asks. He think he is a Yogi.

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      LOL:

      So this proves that if anyone raps a saffron cloth they could fk the lion ie. Sinhala Buddhist.

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    In order to avoid the country heading from chaos to anarchy, the best bet is for the President and the Prime Minister is to stay together as was before the LG election.
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    As the Leaders of the two parties, they can inform the Speaker in writing that the Unity Government would continue, until further notice, as per the 19th Amendment.
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    Signing an MOU between SLFP and UNP is an internal matter. It has nothing to do with the Parliament.
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    The President and the Prime Minister have to kiss and make up (if there was any rift between them, I don’t know.) No other choice. The former President should wait until the right time comes. There is no need for him to go through window grills when he can walk through the front door with his head high.
    I also don’t like Ranil’s UNP government but I am a “distance runner”.
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    Our country has an uphill task. It is not the mountains ahead of us to climb what wears us out, but the pebbles in our shoes. In order to take the country forward, our leaders should remove pebbles from their shoes.

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      It is alright to kiss and make up as long as the likes of Aloysius,Mahendran,and other dravidians are allowed to rob and plunder the country?

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        Percy
        Read my comment again and try to understand the reason for kiss and make up solution. If the country goes to anarchy, it is the general public who will suffer not politicians. I care for helpless people.
        Corruption has no ethnicity. You should understand that. The Dravidians were used by Sinhalese, weren’t they? In all fairness, they both should be punished or they both should not be punished. Punishing one side only is not fair.
        I think people are fed up with corruption allegations. I have written rigmaroles by myself about bond scam and honestly I am fed up with it too. There are corrupt people and crooks in both sides. Some big corrupt politicians of the previous government now sit in the current government. Some big corrupt politicians of the current government also remain unscathed. What is the point of asking the current corrupt government to punish the previous corrupt government while shielding their own sides? They are the same people. They scratch each others back. Only a selected vociferous politicians are taken to courts to suppress their anti-governmental voice to hide government blunders. The general public is sick of this drama which staged for three years wasting public money. People will punish the real rogues at the next major election by chasing them out of politics. We are waiting for Thiththaya’s turn to teach a lesson to all Storks (as per the folklore) and support a brand new leader who have nothing to do with politicians and/or a brand new party emerged from the public, in 2020.

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      There is talk that either SF or Ranjan Ramanayake will be appointed as the Minister of Law and Order. Both are NOT suitable. SF is driven by hatred. Appointing him is prejudicial to the civilized society.
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      Immature Ranjan Ramanayake is more disqualified than SF even. Ranjan is an uncivilized dishonourable character. He doesn’t respect the judiciary. His politics is below the belt. His verbal diarrhea slandering political opponents is utter disgusting. He is suffering from histrionic personality disorder. Tears came to my eyes when I once listened to a speech by him defaming the former President. So sickening. No man with a heart can listen to such a speech. I remember when Ranjan was taken to courts as an accused for cheating Rs. 10 million from a lady teacher in Kandy, he called the former President and it was the former President who let him go without a jail term. Then, when former President was unseated, Ranjan was one of the first few to launch a smear campaign against the former President reviling him. This type of a man is not suitable to hold the Law&Order as he will do the same to incumbents too, one day. I have issues with the former President, but I vehemently denounce disgracing a larger than life charismatic leader, a living legend like him for cheap political gain.
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      I urge the President and the PM. Please don’t give a sword to a pathetic monkey like Ranjan. If you need someone, look for someone of high calibre like Ruwan. There are others, don’t remember names. Law&Order portfolio should go to a civilized person who has no personal grudge against anybody.
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      A warning to the government – you have given a rare second chance. Don’t spoil it by resorting to unethical political witch-hunt.

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        Oh, the court records say the amount Ranjan cheated from the teacher was 1 million not 10 million which is even pathetic. This is the man who talked about the integrity of others.
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        Yahapalanaya should remember that the civilized citizenry don’t approve political witch-hunt. If they go for it, they will lose more people. The second chance was given to prove their ability to govern the country to the satisfaction of the people. They should not waste their time for something people detest.

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    Speaker Karu Jayasuriya

    Alright, its about who is getting ministry which get lavish spending budget? To be fairer you the speaker should be allowed to arbitrate between ministries. You collect all the over stated expenditure from all ministries, pool it and divide among all the crooks.

    Why did you fail to make your son in law the prime minister? Will you ask Navin to collect all the books that were stolen by his dad’s goons from Jaffna Library and tell him to hand them back to the people of Jaffna?

    Also could you ask him to repay the money that his father appropriated from Mahaweli project with interests. The people need the money desperately.

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      NV:
      You cannot be serious in expecting these thieves to return anything they took.
      The speaker is incompetent even to deal with the current issues. When a member crosses over and if has not cut ties with the previous party or joined another party then that member has to sit as an independent. When he sits as an independent he/she is signaling that he has no affiliations to any party . First he should rule that MR should either sit with SLFP or sit as an independent there is no such thing as JO.

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        Burt – It is true that diapers and politicians have be changed often both for the same reason but Ranilpaksha and Rajafucksha should be thrust into the limbo of forgotten things for LIFE !

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      Native Vedda: I thought all the books were burned to ashes. The rule should be to hand over the unused funds to the Treasury. Are you saying Soeaker collect all the unused ministry funds and devide it among ministers. Navin dissnayake wanted to keep $ 60,000 or more from the plantation ministry to his use, probably to be deposited in his private account. SPEAKER SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO ARBITRATE BETWEEN MINISTRIES, WHAT FOR. aNY UNUSED FUNDS SHOULD BACK. FUNDS ALLOCATION SHOULD BE AS PER THE ANNUAL BUDGET NEEDS. What you are suggesting is theft. I heard Pitipana committee had suggested lot of things but nothing was revealed in the Parliament.

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        Jim softy the dimwit

        “I thought all the books were burned to ashes”

        You should ask former chief minister of North West Provincial Council and current Minister of Sustainable Development who is also in charge of orphaned elephant calfs, Gamini Jayawickrama Perera.

        Further information can be obtained from Athula Wijesinghe, the former Chief Minister of North Western Provincial Council until 2013.

        Don’t tell them I told you to contact them.

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      native Vedda: I heard, that Two Rajapakses from the previous govt and Navin diaasnayake were used to get those funds for their use via the speaker. They wanted ministeries not because they wanted to be in the cabinet, simply for this =. If you ask the big rajapakse, he would say ask them, for their scandles do not accuse me.

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      At the same time Mahaweli Projet was beginning, there was ,world bank may be, funds approved for the project but Australia had a serious cash crunch. So, GD transferred those money to Australia. May be because of that, he got an apple orchard. One Rathwattha was the plantation supirintendant. That apple orchard went bust becuse they did not plant new crop I suppose. IT does not have any appriciation because it is agricultural land. They sold it for the agricultural land value. they could have created a fortune from that, if knew what they got into. A Jeopardy.

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    Is the 19A asing the parties has to sign a written deal? If so it can complicate of the deed of sentence should to there to confirm that the deed was for the purpose of National Unity Government. A lawyer challenging a National Unity may insist that there are no sample specimens for the deed from 19A.

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    Enough of this monkey business. Lets get the job done and think about the cabinet shuffle and suitable candidates for portfolios.

    We already have two volunteers:
    “I will show results in six months if I am given the portfolio of Law and Order” he told journalists. – Sarath Fonseka”.

    “Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake also said he too will work towards arresting wrong-doers quickly if he is at least appointed as the Deputy Minister of Law and Order.”

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      If MR agrees.

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      Burt – It is very unlikely Sarath Fonseka will get this portfolio because of the “Memorandum of Understanding” between Ranilpaksha and Rajafucksha on January 2015 !

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      Burt
      Monkey business.?
      Today the bushy eyebrowed ape is calling the shots. That’s the bugger we want!

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    This is the same Speaker who twice tried to oust RW as UNP leader. Can such a man’s judgement be trusted?

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    Although the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was passed which permitted a larger cabinet if a National Government is formed, no concurrence was obtained from the people as there was no referendum. President in his election manifesto did not say he will have a large cabinet either, hence he did not have the concurrence of the voters who elected him. Under these condition its only ethical for the President to have a cabinet of only 30 members.

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    This is something nlike MArapana Committee to decide the fate of GALLE-ON RAVI. In this case, Sammuthi govt is going to stay. MY3 obeys the decision of UNP-SPEAKEr. so the blame is on the Speaker, things go well. but the UNP will be history.

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    I heard not only Pitipana committee, but also MArapana Committe talked about lot of problems in accounting. One such was the absence of a Charted accountant for provincial councils which helped thefts. I think it is the same for ministries. The lack of a AUDITOR BILL for 10 years helped ministers to steal from the govt. Now, the problem had been Makuloluwa who wrote the audit bill knows all the thefts and he wrote it. So, Cabinet does not want to approve it. Because, if it is approved, some one will be affected. I heard the most affected will be one minister from the previous govt who used to dig rivers for sand and he had tradition of stealing. I heard, this govt also has a similar minister. Some say, it is MY3 and RAVI the LIAR emptied the govt.

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    For some time, the JAffna Library is closed. the hidden reason is some one has pointed out them that all the books got from overseas – translations of old Tamil books that were in the burned library – came from Sinhala books, sone are very ancient. In other worlds. Jaffna Library books that were burned down came from Sinhala literature. some had been Buddhist – Tikas. The group of Scholars (from tirappane, Kahatagasdigiliya and down south and some more) had pointed out this even to Ranil wickramsinghe. Even the foreign book translaters had noticed it. So, it looks the closing is library is to cover this. Ranil Wickransinghe, I suppose, had said they had come to fight for eelam even without knowing our history.

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      Jim softy dimwit

      What are you really bumbling?
      Can’t you type with your 10 fingers rather than with your willi?
      Can’t you type while sitting properly instead sitting on your brain?

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    fonseka and ranjan…these are only wishful thinking. until MS and RW are there you cant’ do anything like that.
    -dayal

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    If Sirisena, Ranil and Comaraswamy can come up with a nice Socialized- Capitalistic plan, minus Tamil-Nadu- Singapore- Colombo (via Jaffna) alliance (well, a bit is ok), – a neo UNP…..no bluffing……..Ranil can be saved. Country will have to pull up the bootstraps a bit though.

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    Yes the country wants the wrong doers prosecuted. That’s why they voted the Pottuwa in. It is now a case of getting a formal endorsement from the country through a general election. That is why Sirisena/ Ranil have been rendered speechless, and the government lifeless.As someone said “ katauththara wath nehe” only statements are from the usual bootlickers who think they know more than the people. The plain fact for all to see is that the supposedly great leaders who promised heaven and earth are quaking in their boots at the very mention of the word “pohottuwa”. Ranil gets an uncontrollable twitch, and Sirisena’s Right hand moves up and down in explicably. Exciting times ahead plenty of nagasalam to come. Sirisena has already done a Bodhi pooka at Somawathie Chaitya and awaiting results which are not forthcoming. “ Mokada Danne Neha” hewas heard telling his son. “ API kataragamata gihing poojawak karanda oney” said the son and heir. Next step in the saga is ‘Kataragama, here we come’!! Question is what did he do with the sword that he promised to use in a manner that threatened the very existence of his fawning cabinet.Meanwhile Disce ammata who fancies himself a singer is quietly humming “ payana kaaledi raa dawal Mahansiwi, kantadey ras karai koombiyo.” Problem however is that all the koombiyo are heading to a place called Medamulana ! Now beware who? Mahinda, Ranilor Sira?. You tell me Sampanthan dear – he with those ferocious looks which make me feel like a “baageta badapu Issa” is staring at me. I am off to the South Pole.

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    Whether one likes it or not, there is political instability in the country. Any independent observer can see it and you don’t need rocket science to know it. That is a fact. It is also a fact that this instability didn’t fall from the sky and it was caused by the events unleashed by LG polls results. The best way to establish sustained political stability is to obtain a fresh mandate. Postponing it will create further instability. Govt postponed the LG polls under various pretexts and the consequences are here for all to see. If they postpone obtaining a fresh mandate, they will end up with even worse outcomes for them.

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      Hela

      “Whether one likes it or not, there is political instability in the country.”

      What is political instability?
      Is it your paranoia triggered political instability you are talking about? It can only explained by medical science.

      “Govt postponed the LG polls under various pretexts and the consequences are here for all to see.”

      Please explain to this forum how delayed local government elections triggered political instability in this island.

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        Native Vedda Do you know the meaning of the word Pakis booruwa. How was Ranil doing in your home town area ?

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        Ignorant Veddo,

        Either you can google it or you could ask that question from the people on the street. They will tell you whether presently there is a functioning govt in place or not.

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          Hela

          Forget google or people on the street.

          You typed earlier:
          “Whether one likes it or not, there is political instability in the country.”
          “Govt postponed the LG polls under various pretexts and the consequences are here for all to see.”
          The above were your definitive statements.

          Now its your responsibility to explain them away for Ignorant forum sharers.

          I know you didn’t mean it when you typed both.
          If you haven’t got explanation, its alright.
          Then again how long you are going to deceive yourselves with what you haven’t got a clue?
          Be a man, be a grown up.

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      Hela:
      Political instability was there right through when Sirisena brought in all the crooks from SLFP and there were MR plants like W.Rajapaksa holding portfolios and sabotaging what the govt was trying to achieve.
      First thing one has to understand is My3 was a key minister in Rajapaksa govt and also a top rank member of SLFP. You cannot train a fox to guard chickens. Its not going to happen.
      This govt and the country is screwed. My3 is crooked as they come. Will do anything to hold unto power.

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        Burt,

        How about Ranil? After loosing 30 odd elections leading UNP. I would say the seeds of instability was sown the day an “achcharu” regime was cobbled together by USA, India, EU with RW, CBK, Mangala, TNA, and the NGO clique. Sirisena was just a puppet manipulated from behind the curtain. Sirisena had to bring in the crooks for mere survival which is a causal factor though secondary.

        Both Sirisena and Ranil will do anything to hold onto power as disctated to them by their handlers. However they will encounter increasing resistance from the electorate and within their own ranks who would be feeling the heat.

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    According to my understanding to form a National Government the two political parties with the highest number of MPs have to sign an agreement. UNP and SLFP signed such an agreement that expired on 31 December 2017. It is not an agreement which is automatically renewed. If the two parties wanted to continue with the National Government and if they had common sense as experienced politicians they should have signed a new agreement. JO says since no agreement has been signed between the two political parties the Ministers, Deputy Ministers, State Ministers are redundant. I hear politicians talking all kinds of BS on this issue. The speaker says he is not aware of a new agreement. Kiriella says the two political parties are staying together. This sounds to me like a divorced couple living together and saying we are not divorced! Are some of the politicians ruling this country two legged donkeys?

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    The Parliament that was supposed to debate on the Presidential Commission Report on Bond Issue was postponed because the Tamil translation of the report had not been made available to Tamil MPs. I think some two legged donkeys are working in the Parliament. These guys should have known that it is their responsibility to make sure Tamil translation of the report is made available to Tamil MPs before the debate. They did a similar blunder on an earlier occasion. Parliament is the place where they should do things in an exemplary manner.

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    Stability Good, Instability bad. President J. R. Jayewardene understood this. Look at Malaysia and Singapore.

    Dictator + Stability = Progress.

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    I heard, That Every one in foot Note Gang Rs FIFTY million each. but some says, it RS ONE BILLION each. the reason is upto niw, we have discussed the lost from one bond scam which had so many draw backs. but the Second and the third bond scams were perfect ones. No one discusses the lost from those two. Some one, one everybody susepcts has reached even a VIP from Vadihiti kanda whether there is any financial need. Ranil’s only objective his need to stay the prime minister at all cost. He is ready to sacrifice anything for that. I think India waants him to Stay too. Ranil had told some one in Mahanuwara. You stay with me I will give your more. Ranil also has given to his relatives and close friends and he doe snot have anything with him. Some related to him may have money that can not be accounted with their part time employment. Ranil Wants to screw up the big boss, the whole family. the only problem is they he gets caught too. One watching all these is very silent and he is waiting to see the end to start what ever he wants to do. Some of these may take a different face..

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    If MR & the clan are members of ruling party & deprived of opposition leader post, we can do something nice to achieve peace.

    Break law & order ministry into two & make MR law minister & SF the order minister or vice versa so they have to work together.

    There’ll be peace.

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    SLPP voters are the uneducated lot. They are slowly dwindling as some of them do improve their wisdom. How ever 44 % is too high. SLPP members are mostly criminals. One can expect chaos if they invent some other form of deception at the next election. The option is therefore either do or die. It is easier to cheat the citizens than build the country. SLPP will never choose the latter path. Therefore present regime has only way out. That is to appoint SF to clean the stable before the doors are opened. That will ease issues economical and law and order.

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      Ad
      On what basis you evaluate the education of SLPP voters; before all how did you identify them?

      You may be an educated, passing exams through learning by heart, that doesn’t mean you’re intelligent; even parrots are taught to utter in that way.

      You might be right to say they were slowly dwindling down national wealth, & be reasonable to say RW & the clan were very fast in dwindling down the economy.

      Let me tell you again that don’t insult people’s wisdom.
      There’re educated fools & uneducated wise..

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    24th Dream of King Kosol:
    KK: Purohitha, sorry to disturb you like this. But this dream seems to be of critical importance and I cannot disturb Lord Buddha so late in the night. I saw a 20-20 Kabaddi game between us and another country. We lost the game badly and the other team insisted on claiming victory not only for the 20-20 but for the Test Kabaddi series that had not even started. They are even claiming the Ashes without playing a single Test Kabaddi match. What does this portend Puro?
    Purohitha: Your Majesty, this portends nothing for Kosala Desha. But it portends very bad things for Lankadveepa, after 2,500 years. There will be an election for electing idiots to control other idiots through something called ‘local bodies’ like our Grammeya Sabhas. The Central government loses it and the idiots who won, ignoring that it is just a 20-20, claim the Test Ashes.
    KK: You know Puro, this is all because of their stupid system where rice eating cows elect grass eating, uneducated, corrupt idiots with no principles. They should kick the system out and go back to rule by a good King like me. Then things will improve.
    Puro: Well said My King. But then there is no medicine for stupidity. As you say so wisely, what they should do is to get a good King like you. If they do not have a local guy, they should import a suitable one from another country. But that is not going to happen. So there will always be elections, confusion and chaos in Lankadveepa. Anyway, the important thing is that, with a just King like you ruling Kosala Desha, something like that will never happen here.

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    Now who placed the bomb in the bus? Is it someone in Jaffna or from Bandarawela.
    LTTE cadres havebeen released by YAHAPALANAYA at the behest of the Global Tamil outfit and they will be a national risk. Does YAHAPALANAYA want to start the conflict again? We have had enough of it.

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      Who knows.
      It can also be someone from the Pohuttuwa camp who bombed the bus to draw a red herring across the trail to get the Sinhala only armed provoked to run havoc in Jaffna and wreaking vengeance on Tamils throughout the country. That way brownie points can be collected to justify a MaRA come back is it not?

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      Percey have fun.

      You remember while half of the CT commentator crowd blaming America carrying out war crime in Iraq Al Malik was struggling to provide simple protections for villagers to do their marketing?

      ISIS syndrome.

      Next time you or Old King need not have to goto Tirupati to have the palm read. I hear Sampanthar has mastered the art and offering better rate than Tirupati.

      Try and let me know I can recommend to others too.

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      Anyway how is Ponny’s Law & Order Ministry working? I did not hear from anybody?

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    The RW/MS coalition was cobbled up in great secret because the main players and backer feared assassinations. The element of complete surprise did not allow enough time for the infamous language/religion-divide to surface.
    Looks like coalition of near equals is on the card. It is a good omen and time is needed to learn how to manage this phenomenon.
    Freedom from assassinations and white vans has brought in the divide again!

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    I am not a Ranil fan or a UNP supporter, but SB Disanayake (or SLFP) has no claim to say PM should be from SLFP

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      Buddhi Perera

      Anybody without credibility should not be given PM ship.

      However as it’s called unity government, make it that 1st 2 years UNP PM & 2nd 2 years SLFP PM.

      That’s the way justice is delivered.

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    To get things going the best bet is Sarath Fonseka as Law and Order Minister.
    In this game there should not be any compassion , or forgiveness, or dilly dallying justice must be done to all victims of the Rajapaksa , mafia , killings , fraud, racism, white van masters, and many more injustices done during Rajapaksa era. Ranil giving shelter to the crooks has been the cause of him going through this stress and sleepless nightmare. He must not interfere in bringing the punishment to those who definitely need it.
    Ranil must not be a hindrance to the rule of law.

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      Muslim
      Oh yeah Ranil is a saint, right? All the others are culprits? SF too has allegations, for your information. Wijedasa Rajapaksa revealed that the government has refused to release some millions (I forgot the amount) in SF’s account as he was failed to disclosed the source. Oh please, I don’t want to talk about these things anymore. Not interested at all.

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        Champa

        Setting a thief to catch a thief; name of the game.

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        Champa
        Wijedasa Rajapaksa too hid all the crooks and murderers in his house, and he was supposed to have been Justice Minister , what a shame . The job of law and order must be given to a man who can do the job and Sarath Fonseka is the best man to do it as he may have witnessed some of the doings of the Rajapaksa era.

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          Muslim
          If SF witnessed some of the doings of the Rajapaksa clan, then he can go to the nearest Police station and offer his support for investigations. Everybody has a right to a fair hearing including Rajapaksas and SF should be able to prove the allegations. He doesn’t need a ministerial portfolio to do that.

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      First thing that Fonseka will do is put Sirisena and RW behind bars and take the govt over. Very commendable solution!

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    Unconfirmed sources say it could be an accidental blast of a hand grenade in someone’s bag. There is no need for Sinhalese to let anyone to provoke them unnecessarily.

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    One who used to work in Velona factory was stealing since the dudely Senayake times. Even N.M Perera cautioned him. He had used bags to carry money home which made VELona bankrupt. NOw, he is threatening people saying he had been acquitted (he and Ranil made the laws, probably with the help of one that is living Trincomalee street., I heard he has a very good NIR machine too. He does not have any vacancies. IF you can write a two pafge long letter you may be able to get a job. HE has lot of connections. HE has plans with Mr. 10-20%. Mr. 10% says it is for my brother who says, no I am nit contesting. Anyway, another brother has offered to become the Speaker.

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    One VVIP from Beliaththa who also has connections to MArakolliya has the informtaion.

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