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Special Statement Made By Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe – Full Text

Special Statement made by the Hon. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka – 16th December 2018

It is a pleasure to me to address you once again as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. 

You all know that the basic law of our country is the Constitution. Now we have passed 87 years after we gained franchise. During this whole period the people of this country protected the Constitution. They protected fundamental rights. Whenever there was a threat to the constitution and to the fundamental rights, they came forward to protect them. 

Same thing happened in the Presidential Election in 2016. You all joined hands to end an era in which the Constitution and the rights of the people were suppressed. It is with this intention that we adopted the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in order to protect the rights of the people more and more. I would like to emphasize that democracy will not be strengthened by acting against the constitution.

The Prime Minister of the Country should have the maximum confidence of the Parliament. Without a majority support a Prime Minister cannot bring forward the Country. Similarly, the Prime Minister and the Ministers should vacate their posts when a no confidence motion was passed in Parliament against them. In terms of the Constitution no one has the power to dissolve Parliament until four and half years have lapsed after a Parliament is formed. It can only be done on a resolution passed by two thirds majority in Parliament.

This Constitutional violation cannot be rectified by way of an election. It is also stated in the Judgement of the Supreme Court. 

I would like to quote the following paragraph included in page 85 of the judgement delivered by the Supreme Court.

“It has been said by some of the added Respondent that refusing the Petitioner’s applications will enable a General Election to be held in pursuance of the Proclamation marked “P1” and, therefore, justified because it will give effect to the franchise of the people. That submission is not correct. Giving effect to the franchise of the people is not achieved by the court permitting a General Election held consequent to dissolution of Parliament which has been effected contrary to the provision of the Constitution. Such a General Election will be unlawfully held and its result will be open to question. A General election will be valid only if it is lawfully held. Thus, a General Election held consequent to dissolution of Parliament which has been done contrary to the provisions of the constitution will not be a true exercise of the franchise of the people.” 

I said the same thing on 26th October at Temple Trees. I said that our fight was for the sake of democracy, justice, protection of the Constitution, adherence of the rule of the law and civilized and moral conduct of society. I also said that we would win this fight. 

Even today I am telling the same thing. I will tell the same tomorrow too. I will abide my word. I will do what I say. I say only what I can do.

Most of the people of this country joined together to protect the constitution, democracy, and the rights of the people. Hundred thousand of people who adhere to their conscience came to the forefront of this fight as Sri Lankans, disregarding their race, religion and party politics. Sri Lankans living abroad too supported this move to the best of their ability. They joined this fight on behalf of their country and democracy without any personal gain. 

I take this opportunity to salute them all. 

Similarly, I would like to pay my homage to the Maha Sanga and the clergy of other religions who guided us in this endeavor.

The Hon. Speaker, Ministers and the members of the Parliament fully dedicated to uphold the supremacy of the Parliament and democracy. I offer my sincere gratitude to all them. Our judicial institutions including the supreme Court and the Court of Appeal exhibited their independence and the identity to the whole world. I would like to extend my gratitude to the Judiciary as well as to the lawyers who made their legal submissions. And also, I offer my gratitude to the members of the public service, armed services and the Police who upheld the rule of law and justice. 

My gratitude should go to the journalists who fought for the impartiality of Media in the midst of the pressures of errant journalists and to all who toil day and night voluntary to tell the truth to the World through the Social Media.

In January 2015 and August 2015, we gained the mandate of the people to bring about good governance, to preserve the democracy and the Rule of the Law to eliminate frauds and corruptions, to empower Parliament after abolishing the executive presidency and to uphold the sovereignty of the people. 

During the past three and half years we have done a lot to the Country.

It is due to progressive steps including the establishment of the independent Commissions that many institutions including the Judiciary could act independently.  

The whole country is enjoying the harvest of the seeds we sawed during the past three and half years. We are happy about that. However, there are things we could not implement in this period. Some work got delayed. We could not finalize some work. But we haven’t lost our dedication determination. We are determined to rectify our shortcomings. We will take the steps to expedite the litigation regarding frauds and corruptions. We have created an environment in which different ethnic groups can live together in harmony and co existence. We will dedicate ourselves to maintain harmony among different ethnic groups.  

Now, we should go forward.

Even by now, we have initiated the discussions with a number of political parties in respect to abolishing the executive Presidency. And also, we will have discussions with the Tamil National Alliance and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna to bring about a political solution in which all citizens can live in harmony in a unitary state. 

I didn’t take any steps to enter into any agreement with the LTTE in order to win the Presidential Election. In the past I dedicated the victory in the Presidential Election for the sake of my motherland. I haven’t yet changed that stand. 

Our intention is to form a broad alliance to protect democracy. It is only through democratic environment in which the voice of the people is considered and the rights of the people are protected. We can bring about a dignified society where future generation can do without fear.

Our effort is to create a strong democratic environment that any external force cannot suppress. My heart-felt wish is to create a such a Sri Lanka. You all wish for such a country. It is the hope of all Sri Lankans. 

Therefore, I appeal to all of you to forget all differences and join hands with this broad alliance, for the sake of our motherland, democracy rights of the people and to bring about a free country for the unborn generation. 

Let us allow our heart-felt wish. 

Thank you all.

Text supplied by PMMD

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    Ranil does not need to worry for anything People are with him .. MS is cheating public and misleading them .. Why did not he punish any one.

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      critical thinking,
      “Ranil does not need to worry for anything People are with him.”
      Yes, people in USA, UK, France, Germany not in Sri Lanka. He might be able to hold on to PM post because Goo N. P. MPs want to enjoy the luxurious life they enjoy for another one and half years and become eligible for pension. These selfish unpatriotic guys are protecting ‘Maha Benku Hora’.

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        the people with Ranil are those dancing for ‘rice packets & cheap booze’ oblivious to the threats facing the nation – .e.g. since August 2018 US Army & Marines are using our BIA & Trincomalee harbour, its purpose Indian Ocean strategic interest – is there an agreement between the govt. of SL & US, why no transparency???. the dangers lurking behind US military presence in the Island is anybody’s guess! BTW, if RW is going to rely on the West to bankroll our economy, the current situation in France is not so promising, UK is facing Brexit issues and EU as a whole is mired in climate change, refugees & other issues.. RW has ruined the country, has no vision, his imperialist inclination and greed to hang on to power will further ruin our country.

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          Kusal:
          When you write such unadulterated gibberish you should use your last name as well. Then there will be confirmation of who you are and how you have made a livelihood of being a pandankaraya of one bunch or another.
          RW has “imperialist inclinations?” Would you mind telling us what “empire” he rules over or intends to rule over?
          When your knowledge of English is as abominable as it is, I’d suggest you get a translator in the same manner that your God, Mahinda Rajapaksa, uses G.L. Pieris.
          Only telling for your own good, no men!

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            @Emil:
            Who do you think you are? I am not the only one in this forum who writes without a last name; and when I do that, it is none of your bloody business either, CT has never asked me to give my full name at any time. (how many are using pseudonyms in this very forum, to express a thought, content is what matters, a blogger could be anyone) I am not a political catcher of anyone – stop judging others by your own standards – as a citizen of Sri Lanka I expressed a concern in the interest of the country. How low you’ve stooped in your thoughts reflects in your writing & that is as “abhorrent as you are” and only proves Burgers are Beggars and you are no exception – stop judging others by your own standards and don’t try to be too smart. Period.

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              Kusal, When you use Emil’s comment to concoct a proof that Burgers are Beggars, aren’t you proving that you are bankrupt of facts. Isn’t that enough of an evidence to show that you are the one who is ‘beggarly’!

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          Kusal – The expert on Indian Ocean Strategic interest,

          “since August 2018 US Army & Marines are using our BIA & Trincomalee harbour, its purpose Indian Ocean strategic interest – is there an agreement between the govt. of SL & US, why no transparency???.”

          Leave the worrying to Hindians.

          In case if you had ignored the multitudes of happenings in and around Indian ocean here is one that you should be aware of:

          On the security front, the United States and Sri Lanka have
          enjoyed friendly military-to-military relations and defense
          relations, although the U.S. scaled back security assistance in
          recent years. Sri Lanka continues to grant blanket over-flight
          and landing clearance to U.S. military aircraft and routinely
          grants access to ports by U.S. vessels. U.S. military training
          and defense assistance programs have provided basic infantry
          supplies, maritime surveillance, and interdiction equipment for
          the navy and communications and mobility equipment to improve
          the Army’s humanitarian effort and U.N. peacekeeping missions,
          according to the Congressional Research Service. In 2007, the
          United States and Sri Lanka signed an Acquisition and Cross-
          Services Agreement, which created a framework for increased
          military interoperability.
          -111th Congress
          SRI LANKA: RECHARTING U.S. STRATEGY AFTER THE WAR
          COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS UNITED STATES SENATE
          One Hundred Eleventh Congress
          First Session
          December 7, 2009
          http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/senate

          In case you didn’t know much about Lanka US strategic relation it was under Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government the Lanka US agreement was signed. Perhaps you ought to revisit history of Sri Lanka’s foreign relation once.

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      “MS is cheating public and misleading them”

      Ask yourself which SL President after JR relinquished even an iota of the power JR bequeathed them?

      Was it Premadasa or DB Wijethunga or Chandrika or Mahinda or Sira?

      Would we be having this discussion if not for Sira’s folly in making the Parliamentary term untouchable for 4 1/2 years by relinquishing of his own volition the power he had to do so?

      If democracy is the will of the people what recourse does the people have if a corrupt govt keeps robbing them with impunity for 54 months and stash the proceeds in Swiss Banks?

      Well my friend neither the Judiciary nor the Executive nor the Sovereign People have any remedy short of mutiny under 19A.

      We have not won Democracy but have been Robbed of it

      Give it a thought.

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        Five people have expressed their disagreement.

        Hopefully they do have a rational reason.
        Can any of them elaborate please?

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      Ranil Wickramsinghe, Prime Minister

      RE: Statement ; Politicians and Women – New Political and Societal Model

      The Old Political Model and the New Political Model of Politicians. It is like the societal model of man and women in marriage. Some Politicians have become bribe takers in Sri Lanka, and some women “whores”, in the West and rapidly in the East as well.

      The old societal model was this: A young woman would trade her youth and fertility exclusively to only one man, and he in turn would be the workhorse and take care of her when she gets past her prime. This was a great incentive for Men to work and “become Men,” i.e. you got a great prize, a young, beautiful, and loyal wife. In theory, as we know, life isn’t perfect, but it was a model that worked. She does him a favor early on, by being a virgin / exclusive, and later on, he does her a favor, by dutifully staying and supporting her instead of leaving her for a younger woman.

      The new (collapsing) societal model is this: Women whore around and waste their youth and fertility on the Chad/Tyrone bad-boy types, get walled out, get STDs, lose their ability to pair bond with Men, and rapidly accelerate their aging process with excessive alcohol and fast food consumption, and have no loyalty whatsoever to any Man, and only profess love and loyalty fleetingly, when they are desperate to marry. What good, decent, upstanding Man wants to pay an arm and a leg for something 30 (plus) other Men got for free? The incentive for Men to carry the burdens of modern Western women is completely gone

      Women are throwaway sexual objects now more than they ever were, with less value than a handful of sand.

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    Dear PM,

    Many thanks for explaining your personal thoughts.

    If you sincerely hope to thank the nation please don’t appoint democratically unworthy people in to positions.

    Don’t appoint parliamentarians as ministers who have pending court cases.

    Make our judicial system more independent by only having PM, Speaker and Opposition leader in the constitutional council.

    Make a system where Media cannot spread garbage.

    Don’t sell our nation’s assets without telling the truth to the nation, including the pros and cons of the sale you expect.

    Many thanks for your kind consideration.

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      Bondscam Ranil must be impeached for looting the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and destroying the county’s most important financial institution which is also the reason that there is NO FDI coming to Lanka, and for the Debt trap and crashing rupee.
      Bondscam Ranil’s so called Development agenda, written by Trumlan’sd Economic hit men at Millennium Challenge Corp, (MCC) and IMF is to Asset strip Lanka and benefit America First and Global 1 percent. Check out Bolton’s statement on USAID to benefit US interests in Sri Lanka in their Cold War with China in Indian Ocean. During the past weeks when everyone was distracted with Bond Ranil and Mahinda Jarapassa and Clown Sira’s coups and counter coups, US Pacific Command navy has set up an air logistics base in Trincomalee port and Drones are collecting Intelligence on land – for the Ministry of Agriculture as corrupt Duminda Dissanaiyake has also been bought!
      The full PCOI into Bondscam Report must be released, tho it has been mysteriously embargoed on instruction form IMF and Bond traders for 30 years so that RTI is short circuited and people are kept ignorant of the facts..

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    Kindly appoint only clean MPs to miminster post to get public confidence. We all are frustrated
    Please appoint a person to identify losses incurred during 56 rule
    Public should know

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      I don’t think there are any “Clean” mp’s to be appointed.

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    The Queen’s Christmas speech?……(Would this comment be posted?)

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    Ranil Wicramasinghe, who appointed himself as the Executive Prime minister is saying he di dnot have Maximum confidence in the last govt and he did not have Democracy in the last govt, proably because of whom ?. He didnot accuse anyone.
    Ranil last time appointe dhimself as the PM via COUP eventhough he had only 42 MPs. LAst time he ahd bond scams and thefts two times, He had FCID which acted according to the Lichchavi-Malla Style and was very fair, Jailed almost 225 MPs and recovered Rs 57 billions of losses from PTL. Ranil gave WIFI to every school child before Dec 31 of 2018..
    Sri lanka has the Only Judiciary which appointed the same group of theives again to the parliament. So much for the PEOPLES’ Sovereignity which lost to the group of thieves self-interests and NGO and their pay master needs..

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    Mr. Prime Minister , this is your Second chance (Reborn) under the present regime, and Fifth time as Prime Minster of Sri Lanka. For God’s sake please don’t SCREW UP again. The people cannot suffer anymore.

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      STEVE: I think, this is Ranil’s FIFTH Chance. What do you say ? Are you living because of Ranil ?

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      Don’t you worry Steve, he will screw it up in a Royal fashion yet again.

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    Yes my sllepless nights are over. I am in USA over 45 years but my soul is in SL. We had lawless, ruthless and heartless MR and co. Even MR comeback to power we will never accept him because those people who voted for him and sovenistic and racist government. Those people voted for SWRD his party is getting nailed to be berried. They voted for Srima I stayed for two hours on line for one pound of bread. They nationalists profitable and popular Lake hosñuse now had a funeral service. When MR die I will use fire crackers in NJ to celebrate eve though it is illegal in NJ.

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    This is a test case where an overwhelming majority of our country’s citizens in fact en-block came to the rescue of Democracy virtually lacerated by the very people who had taken the solemn oath of allegiance to uphold and protect it . Although the dust has settled the scars can never be erased from the picture painted by these hooligans.Any way we thank the PM for his statement but the conduct of the majority of the so called Hon. MPP leaves much to be desired. In the greater interests of our country and in their own interests they should disappear from the political arena of our country before they are shown the door. Now what should be the first priority for the two leaders?. They cannot hoodwink the people any more, the people know the underhand work done by them in protecting the culprits by not allowing the Investigations and justice system to carry out their official duties. We do not want to embarrass you any more as you are well aware of your sacred duties as head of the Govt. You cannot sleep with the hare and hunt with the hounds any more and that is exactly what you did in the past three years or so and the corrupt politicians and their confidants made hay in the sun shine while the poor and the needy were left on the lurch. We pray that good sense will prevail and the two leaders will be converted to enable them to serve the people.
    The Nation deserve an apology from the two leaders. Well it depends on your honesty and integrity.

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    By blaming Ranil and UNP, President cannot vindicate himself from the crime he committed in 2015 by giving opportunity to Ranil to become the PM of this country. Sri Lanka got afflicted with a political and economic tsunami after Ranil became the PM. If President claims that he trusted Ranil as a person who is committed to ‘Yahapalanaya’, he is a stupid idiot who failed to understand the true colors of Ranil during his political career running into four decades?
    ———————–
    Mahinda Rajapakse says USA, with a secretive agreement with Ranil, is planning to set up a base in Tirikunamale. Ranil should not take this kind of a decision single handedly. Ranil should tell the people whether this is true or not?

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      Racist stop Sinhalising ancient Tamil names. it is Thirumalai or Thirkoonamalai not Tirikunamala. Similarly it is Kantalai and Seruvil and not Kantale or Seruwila. Other than a few border villages , that was no history of Sinhalese settlements in the north and east. Sinhalese are recent arrivals to these areas. Deliberately settled by all successive Sri Lankan governments from independence to change the demography and to reduce the Tamils as a minority in their own areas. A few Kandyan kings of Tamil origin loosely controlling parts of the east , does not make them Sinhalese. To the eastern Tamils these kings were Hindu Tamils. Even the Buddhist ruins in these areas are Tamil . Now Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists , the occupying Sinhalese armed services and the archaeological department are concocting fairly tales about ancient Sinhalese Buddhist settlements in the north and east, planting or destroying evidence to suit their agenda and claiming ancient Saivite temples and these Tamil Buddhist ruins as Sinhalese. last week the a mad extremist Buddhist monk and the armed forces have erected a huge Buddah statue at the site of an ancient Saivite temple, this despite a court order to desist from this sort of behaviour and now they are claiming the Hindu temple in northern Trincomalle at Thenamaravadi as an ancient Buddhist site and want to destroy the temple and erect a Buddah statue. What sort of Buddhist monk is this going around destroying other religious sites , using lies and fairy tales ,as he can do so with impunity , as the occupying Sinhalese armed forces and establishment support him. This nonsense must immediately stop and these mad Buddhist monks , the occupying Sinhalese armed forces , police and government officials should be kicked out of the north and east as their are extremists and racist to the core.

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        Rohan,
        You are a descendant of slaves bought to Sinhale by colonial parasites who does not know the history of Sinhale or one of those guys who are trying to carry forward the project started by racist Chelvanayakam in 1930s to distort the history of Sinhale. According to documented history that Sinhalayo have and Demalu in Sinhale do not have there were 194 kings and out of that only 19 were Demala from Hindusthan who invaded Sinhale, occupied the Northen part and ruled for short periods. During their rule they changed Sinhala place names to Demala. When Parangi attacked Yapa Patuna (aka Yapanaya), Demalu did not fight; it was Sinhala Army sent by King Senerath who fought.

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          The descendants of Tamil Slaves imported by the white colonials have all now become Sinhalese Buddhists and Catholics. The western., north western and Southern provinces are full of them. They make up half the present Sinhalese population. Most probably even your ancestors. Read the history and origin of the Sinhalese Karawa, Salagma , Durawa and many other Sinhalese service castes, all descended from low caste and untouchable South Indian Tamil slaves and indentured labour , who were imported into the island by the Portuguese and Dutch. The vast majority of the so called Kandyan aristocracy , upper castes as well as many of the low country upper castes are also of South Indian invader/immigrant origin. Go and read your history properly before posting racist garbage here.

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          Rohan!
          You have very clearly explained the sequence of events which went on changing the Tamil names of villages. In addition to what you have mentioned even in the North names of village are being changed to Sinhala- Manal Aru as Valioya, Nainatheevu as Nagadeepa and many more are in the process of being changed’
          Even Kathirkamam was changed to Kthiragama. In the 1950’s Lord Muruga was the chef occupant, PERHAPS THE SOLE OCCUPANT.. of Kathirkamam, there after when the Sinhlese found lord Muruga was a capable God who was beckoned to save the Murderers and those who were about to be murdered. They taught him Sinhala brought in lord Buddha’s statue too to make him a full fledged ‘ Sinhala God. Of course Lord Buddha never learnt Sinhala. but he seem to understand Sinhala by forcibly associating himself with LORD MURUGA..I understand that the Sinhala murderers appeal to lord Muruga to save them from the gallows. But I am not sure of his response.
          As far as ‘Eagle Eye’ is concerned he appears to suffer from Tamil phobia. He seems to be a HISTORIAN of no mean repute. ‘His Story always speak of the superiority of the Sinhala Race and their capacity to fight among themselves for power- killing siblings parents and friends and of course the Tamils. He hates India but had a love affair when the Indians fought the Tamils in Srilanka.
          I am not a religious person but every one has the freedom to practice any religion. Except Buddhism because it is considered a philosophy, easy to follow but difficult practice especially after the
          Sinhala Buddhist Concept. Fortunately I am an agnostic.

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          It was only the Tamil Jaffna kingdom that fought the Portuguese, the so called Sinhalese Kotte kingdom did not fight but meekly surrendered and Sinhalese lascars fought for their Portuguese masters against the Tamil Jaffna kingdoms. The Sinhalese are liars and traitors , just like now they were selling the country and island to any foreigner for power and wealth. It is the Sinhalese who invited the Dutch and then betrayed the Tamil king of Kandy to the British. Stop lying . You are an out and out racist and liar.

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            Siva!
            You are right. Now who is inviting the Chinese and Indians/. In fact sometime back I suggested that North /East should be given on lease to the Tamils for 99 years to enable the diaspora to invest and develop the Area without interference from the Sinhala government. I was informed by a Tamil Diaspora who visited Srilanka to explore the possibility of investments’ that he was rather disappointed when he was approached by high ups to give bribes to the tune of 10/20/ 30% of investments to get things moving. He gave up. Perhaps if the area is leased out investors may escape the payment of bribes.

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              Further the ancestors of all these so called Sinhalese Buddhist leaders, who have been drumming up Sinhalese Buddhist Fascism and anti Tamil/Indian hatred were largely neither Sinhalese nor Buddhists but ironically of recent Indian Tamil immigrant origin. The ancestor of the Bandaranayke clan belonged to the non Brahmin Vellala Hindu priest clan or caste called the Pandarar. His name was Neela Perumal , this is why their Ge name until recently was NeelaPerumalge. His Tamil Pandarar clan title later became Bandara in Sinhalese like many upper caste Kandyans of the same origin and Nayake added as head of a Pandarar/Bandara clan. JR Jayawarene the nasty anti Tamil and racist is a direct descendant from an Indian Tamil immigrant called Thambi Mudaliar . who either belonged to the Tamil Chettiar or to the high Mudaliar sub caste amongst the Vellalars, just like the other nasty anti Tamil Athulath Mudali( Mudaliar) . All these people migrated around the 17th century from South India to the island and changed their religion from Hinduism to various forms of Christianity as per the ruling western colonial power and finally to Buddhism after 1948. Their identity from Tamil to Sinhalese to protect their assets. Their ancestors were traitors and worked hard for the white western colonials and were amply rewarded for their traitorous activities with thousands of acres of lands and titles. The British praised JR Jayawardene’s ancestor for his service to the British Empire , when he died in 1830. The Tamil ancestors of the other anti Tamil Srimavo Ratwatte Bandaranaike signed the Kandyan convention in Tamil and signed his name as Ravatai in Tamil , as just like many Kandyan nobles and upper castes he was of Tamil speaking Tamil South Indian Tamil/Telugu origin. The family later Sinhalised their name to Ratwatte.

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        Obviously some LTTE terrorists are still breathing and struggling to implant themselves on sri lankan soil. RW has given oxygen to these ogres in embryonc form by going bed with TNA. Pity Mahinda has not done enough to liquidate this menace, and I hope at the next general election a patriotic government would come to power to sort out these traitors and terrorists once and for all.

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          Thrisu,

          hu hu .. you the kind of dimwits should be no better to uneducated SIRISENA.
          See, the two policists were gunned down during the last 50 empty days, there, you and the ones that would constantly lick the balls of Rajakshes said nothing…. right ? How come now you the low lives to turn to be patriotic ?
          When TNA or others would sit with ballige putha Rajakshe, they are fine for you to admit, but when they sit with UNP or JVP, there you the same ballige puthas feel that they are terrorists.

          Please talk to your young ones – they could better teach you the way, even if you the kind of idiots found greener pastures in UK, seems to have not learnt the least.
          Thrisu or the like are NO BETTER to those rogues seen in JOINT opposition. Your alma mater would mourn to have produced the kind of wesige puthas abusing this nation.

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          thrishu

          “Obviously some LTTE terrorists are still breathing and struggling to implant themselves on sri lankan soil.”

          Only when Gota the National Hangman (your other god Vishnu) requires their services within and outside this island.

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            Thrishu

            “Obviously some LTTE terrorists are still breathing and struggling to implant themselves on sri lankan soil.”

            You may be right, there are reports in TamilNadu and Switzerland.

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              Paul

              “You may be right, there are reports in TamilNadu and Switzerland.”

              You have to maintain a paranoid threat level in order to keep the defense budget and job opportunities high.
              I congratulate you for keeping the threat and paranoia level high and actually benefiting from it.
              Dayan should work with you.

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                Native, the links I included were deleted by CT. There is no paranoia. Search for the paper The morning dot lk and search within for ‘ ltte’, you will find the articles.

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                  Paul

                  Don’t be silly.
                  I have seen more LTTE farce on youtube than you could imagine.
                  Ask yourself a question, has Hindia covertly consented to carve a separate state out of this island?
                  Without the consent of Sultanate of New Delhi nothing is going to happen.

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      well done JD. Again in the gutters where you belong. Stay there for ever and keep sucking MR’s Ass.

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    26th October to 14th December 2018 will be remembered as the time when Rule of Law being firmly embedded in Sri Lanka since independence — instead of not taking the issues to the street beyond what is required in a democratic society – not as riots as were done in the past. Part of the reason is intra instead of usual inter.

    All of them may have had their reasons to do certain things believing it to be the correct decision, human fragility excepted. For general acceptance though, it has to be adjudicated by a court, in this instance by the Supreme Court. An independent judiciary is the corner stone of a democratic society.

    In fact , there are no winners or losers in exercise, except demonstration of independence of the Court — vital to a nation especially if it is committed to good governance. People are relieved that parties to the conflict are respecting and bowing to the judicial decisions.

    Democracy in Sri Lanka is now assured – certainly within the competing ruling cliques.

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    It seems Ranil’s Speech writer is writing speeches for Idiots to listen. I mean UNP -morons. Ranil says the BASIC LAW is the Constitution. As far as I know Sri lankan BASIC LAW is the British PHENAL CODE and CRIMINAL CODE and not the constitution. Particularly, this constitutiomis written by Washington as had been said by a US SENATOR. Jayampathi and Sumanthiran only inluded Orumiththa nadu and Nashirishthan. Ranil say he is going to make the Sri lanka Democratic. why what did he do for three and half years. Besides, UNpatriotic SAMANALA party constitution should be democratic first. Because, Ranil’s Deputy LEaders are the best suitable for Ranil. In Ranil’s Sri lanka, Champa and Sumanasekara should go back to LALAland in INDIA while Kumar David and Emil Vander Pooten have equal rights.

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      JD:
      One thing about using pseudonyms – they can’t conceal morons like you. There are people in this world who do NOT live off the crumbs of dictatorial tables, but you are hardly likely to relate to such never having had an experience of that kind.
      It would be great to chop-up what you have to say, except that it is totally incomprehensible, irrespective of which language you think you are writing.

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    Ay Rohan the Tamilan Racist. Your country is Tamilnadu. Please go there and spread tis lies to fellow countrymen. Sri Lanka is for sinhalese and for non-racist. Good bye

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    Hei, Rohan the Tamilan. Do not spread lies. North is ancient mother land of Sinhalese. Tamilan came from Tamil Nadu. Go there to your mother land and spread this lies to your people. Sri Lanka is only for Sinhalese and non-racist multicultural people who can live together and work together for the welfare of every citizen of this country. Good bye

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      Are you high on kassipu or ganja . What an idiot . The Mother land of the Sinhalese is the jungles of Odisha or the slums of Tamil Nadu, from where the vast majority of the ancestors of the Sinhalese originated. The ancestors of the Sri Lankan Tamils hardly originated from Tamil Nadu , if they did it was during prehistoric times. Their DNA proves this 17% in common with Indian Tamils . It is the Sinhalese who share a 70% DNA with Indian Tamils proving whose ancestors migrated from Tamil Nadu. You screeching here and making stupid threats is not going to change this truth. I-iot.

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    Dear Hon PM Please ask the TNA and the Muslim parties what they have delivered to their respective constituents since 2009 in terms of normal living/progress/happiness?

    Please provide a job scope for elected MP’s/Mayors/PC’s/LG elected and have KPI’s. If they can not deliver kick them out of the parliament please and ensure they do not stay in the parliament for the full term. Please use what Thiagarajah’s and Alfred Thuriappa’s did for their voters/the living and their legitimate right to a dignified life in their land of birth. Use this as a template and hand deliver to each and every elected and ask them to take oath on the ‘job scope’ please. Do this in public in front of all our school children of our Nation. Bring the children from all around the country to the parliament greens and get the elected introduced to them personally so they can all look at our children in their eyes and promise to deliver the job scope please.

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    Please remove all the language/religious parties from our country as a number one action. They have no legitimacy apart from selling the country whole sale is the historical fact have us all loose all that was ours. Please ban party political news papaers write racist slurs like the Suthenthiran and her sister papers down south. Ensure the minority parities join hands with JVP and loose language/religious tags such they can all become relevant to our National politics – form a Sri Lankan Green Party and come up with proposals change our life through Science and Technology say 5 year plan with a milestone/KPI. Please bring National Security act like in Malaysia will put away racist politics by anyone for good period – do not add them to missing people list please.

    Get the elected to sing the National anthem to our Children in this National day of oath taking to accept a job scope first time in our history as you stated “Now we have passed 87 years after we gained franchise’ will weed out the undesirables.

    Please bring the Chinese embassy next to the US/Indian embassy buildings and kindly remove the Indian consulate from Jaffna. We need to get our sovereignty back but we welcome all to come and be part of our success does not matter whom we elect as a Nation shall be respected by us the Sri Lankans.

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    The Nation should have a clear Foreign Policy – we are no threat to anyone and we still hold non alligned policies and will do whatever to sustain dignified life to the subjects of SL. All are welcome to be part of her success with mutual respect and interest. Nothing less will ever be entertained again. We may be divided for unfortunate reasons but we will overcome this disability with education to our people in Nation Building through example now we know whom we can not trust. National pride and Patriotism will be part of our future just as is the case for all other nations of our great world too. We will infact will provide solution to all ‘others’ insecurities too because we are very accommodating and forgiving people historically. We no longer want to see our children bleed for any reason anymore. This is the oath we take as elected and hope this be endorsed by the UN. A great lesson learned for the UN too such UN is not used by the UN security council permanent members (now more or less include India too) for all their blunders please. We are a failed Nation because everyone have collectively choose not to apply due care……..a question of failed gratitude for the imposed SL identity we all try to make it work. A green constituent should be drawn out for her future development work will teach the rest of the world how to live in harmony with the nature. Peace.

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    CT and Leading Tamil of LTTE supports as well as TNA played key role by JVP backing that bring back RW for Premiership interventions by USA UK and Indian Embassies in Colombo.

    The Nation has turn to USA administration by CIA that US Embassy in Colombo. What about that Indian Embassy is center of RAW covered -operation against opposition parties.
    Most foreign -powers looking for Military Base in Trincomalee Port , by station of Gum and Okinawa in Japan for New military bases in Sri lanka?
    The UNP TNA and JVP agreed for that. The nation Economy has come uncertainties and point of collapse soon than later.
    Well land and property in crisis under UNP regime. Many large numbers of defaults are in line of major Banks . There is no way to bail out many number of Companies in debt has rise 200% to 300% percent. No that local and international organization is that possible to bail -out, our nation.

    But UNP is working for that intentionally for banckepracies of Nation growth and development of
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    Dear Hon PM please inform the world the good governance did deliver the ‘right of return’ and ask all the Nations around the world who were kind enough to accommodate us as refugees then should now return us all home voluntarily or by force to be the front line of workers to develop the country? Nation Building.

    This is the least celebrated/discussed rights given back to the people who complaint so much of their ‘rights’ but not about their responsibilities in the newly born country called Ceylon then. Time we walk the talk specially to those who ached on other peoples children to die for their believes/principles as one of the blogger stated before. This will also create space in the developed countries for other unfortunate ‘newly generated refugees’ from other parts of the world to occupy the developed nations and return healthy one day to their country to the needful.

    This is a better way to pay tribute to the young who died for us rather than living in the west and lighting candles.

    Ask the Nations Home Offices who accomadated us since 1983 onwards to review the stories given to them with regard to the reasons for the migration too. Ask Wikileaks to publish all the stories should male interesting reading.

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    It appears that our Democracy is saved with a touch of Hippocratic attitude.. I am not sure whether Democracy prevailed in Srilanka/Ilankai/Ceylon, during the the rule of of Sinhala and Tamil kings and the the colonial era. We learn from history that all the kings here were ‘cautiously’ concerned about the welfare of their subjects, but’ subject to the availability of power in their hands and their personal welfare most.. Once the kings felt that they lacked power, imaginary or other wise, they resorted to wars to obtain power, murdering their own brothers, fathers and their kith and kin. They fought against one another and the welfare of the people were lost sight of, similar to the recent episode from 26th.October 2018. During the colonial era too they spoke a lot on Democracy but their actions activities were at logger heads.
    The estate Tamil labour was treated with contempt and thrown about like the worst of the tea dust- not fit for human consumption. When the colonial era ended in 1948 the Masters gave us a constitution devoid of adequate safeguard for the Tamils and other minorities. Even the little safe guard given was withdrawn under the guise of democracy. The Britishers vanished from the scene after passing a death sentence on Democracy.
    The Constitution of the “Democratic” Socialist Republic of Srilanka gave Buddhism the ‘foremost place’ and stated ‘The official language of Srilanka shall be Sinhala” .
    The so called Democratic” constitution was not Accepted by Tamils. But it appears that without the Tamils Democracy would have died an unnatural death and the obituary would have been published similar to the one published years ago in the ‘Daily News’. Unfortunately I don’t have in my possession a copy pf the said obituary to be published again ,as it will be appropriate at this time. The obituary was reproduced in the Prestigious ‘Readers Digest’ too.

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    RW is a ‘born-again’ PM. He must look back and steer clear of pitfalls.
    MR tried a ‘born-again’ stuff but straight away resorted to his old methods.
    His last resort is the SLPP and the language/religion-divide.
    He is not worried that we are drifting towards the Failed-State cliff.

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    Dear Hon PM Kindly visit the entire country specially the North and the East unaccompanied by the TNA (Tamil people are not owned by TNA) and get to know the people personally please. The PM and the Cabinet has responsibility to the entire nation and her subjects. If the employed/elected ie MP’s/Municipal councillors/Provincial councillors/LG refuse to perform their work I am sure you and your cabinet has the right and the DUTY to bypass them to serve the people of our Nation in the North please. The systematic deprivation of my people for this sick politics have already caused the lives of few hundred thouand of the Mother Lankan Children already……

    Please send the entire TNA elected to travel the Sinhala country/Upcountry Tamils on their own unaccompanied by your party reps and securities with their families to meet the people/soldiers family/understand their grievances in the capacity as ‘Opposition party’ please and ask them to come and make party political speeches up North and East afterwards thank you. They can social media and broadcast the event too.

    Ask the Muslim and TNA parties to visit each others ghettoes too so they can introduce the masses to each others elected.

    I am sure the Supreme Court can help in this matter too……… People vs Elected. Is it ‘legal’ to say national question first then the economy by an elected official in a democracy please???? Kindly get the Supreme Court to comment.

    Make this a regular visit by your good self and the President to appraise and KPI the elected in our country from North to South and Eat to West. Please send Secret Services to their surgeries to supervise their work to their constituents without the party political projudice I am all too familer with etc.

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    KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

    “Dr Ranil does not believe in Elections .aka the Mahavamsa Universal Franchise…….”

    In fact your Mahavamsa Universal Franchise made more than 800, 000 adults disfranchised in 1948 of whom about 200,000 of the hard working men, woman and children were actually expelled, banished, exiled, transported, expatriated, extradited, repatriated; evicted, ousted, casted out, threw out, turned out, drived out, drum out; kicked out, booted out, chucked out, gave them the boot, sent packing, from their homeland.

    It was the Hindians who caught JR by his b***s and made it possible for the up- country Tamil speaking people to remain in this island forever.

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