21 January, 2021

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Sri Lanka: A State In Danger

Sri Lanka slipped down to the 29th position on the 2013 Failed States Index, compiled annually by the Fund for Peace and the Foreign Policy Magazine. In the 2012 Failed States Index, Sri Lanka occupied the 29th place from the bottom.  This year’s drop by one position is due to deterioration of performance in 7 out of 12 categories: Group Grievance, Human Flight and Brain Drain, Poverty and Economic Decline, Delegitimsation of the State, Human Rights and Rule of Law, Factionalised Elite and External Intervention.

Group Grievance category includes pressures and measures related to discrimination, communal violence, powerlessness, sectarian violence, ethnic violence and religious violence. Human Flight is calculated taking into account migration per capita, emigration of educated population and human capital. Poverty and Economic Decline provides a composite figure for economic deficit purchasing power, government debt, GDP per capita, unemployment, GDP growth, youth employment and inflation. State Legitimacy is calculated by taking into account corruption, level of democracy, government effectiveness, illicit economy, drug trade, political participation, protests and demonstrations, electoral process and power struggles. Human Rights and Rule of Law includes pressures and measures related to press freedom, incarceration, civil liberties, religious persecution, political freedoms, human trafficking, torture, political prisoners and executions. Factionalised Elite is indicative of power struggles, political competition, defectors and flawed elections. External Intervention calculated the levels of foreign assistance, foreign military intervention, presence of peacekeepers, sanctions, presence of UN missions and credit rating.

In 2012, Sri Lanka’s total score was 92.2. Due to declining performances in some of the above areas Sri Lanka’s total score for 2013 increased to 92.9.

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    In the history again corruption & lawlessness come to top.Brazil is good example for us. Mr.Mahinda Came from lower class to top. But suddenly he change the mind in his end part.Today police officer vass matter having lot of suspicious in the connection of Rajapakse family. How many crimes are not listed in the north & east.What is the hidden the gold story. Media & opposition very shame on act & still not highlighted any family crimes & still waiting to see the correct picture of Rugby referee attacked by the president son.Why media& opposition politicians come to hiding of crimes.Well paid or fear of life.

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      It is reported, that Vaas ^s wife has threatened govt officials, if things would not work favourably to them, she will reveal everything… what she hinted by that should be all about the contract killings that MR is well aware of.

      If Sadam hussaine deserved to get hung, this man Vaas should also be hung. But surely, in next weeks, MR administration will set him free going through same procedure followed to Duminda silva

      Lasantha Wickrematunge^s and about many others will come to surface soon. This is what many believe – lies would not go disappeared forever..

      Coming colour is not good for Rajapakse.. Alone the fact that many in his so called 2/3 mandate powerful coalition, and their opinions are totally different from the Rajapakse’s… so these are clear signs, that the coalition is not at all stable as it is made shown.

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        DEAR SAMA;

        “It is reported, that Vaas’s wife has threatened govt officials,

        “if things would not work favourably to them, she will reveal everything…

        what she hinted by that should be===
        { all about the contract killings that MR is well aware of.}

        OH MY MY GOD,

        “IF SHE REVEAL EVERY THING”,

        That Woman “SHIRANI MAY ALSO REVEAL EVERY THINGS TO MASSES OF WONDERLAND”.

        Every things,work favourably to them.
        because of our F [irst] KING.

        How WE Should Thanks to Former Fist Ladies, MRS JAYAWRDANA AND MRS WIJETHINGA.
        THOSE LADIES PAR EXCELENCE.

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          If she start shedding secret to public, well what her husband did to many innocent would make happen to her by her husbands bosses

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        Either he will be released or bumped off. Negotiations must be taking place. Gota will be screaming with a squeaky voice. Ammata udu!

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    Over to Siva sankaran sarma,Sri Lanka occupied the 29th place from the bottom. This year’s drop by one position is due to deterioration of performance in 7 out of 12 categories: Group Grievance, Human Flight and Brain Drain, Poverty and Economic Decline, Delegitimsation of the State, Human Rights and Rule of Law, Factionalised Elite and External Intervention.”

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      It must really pain you that a country that is supposedly a failed state according to a set of nebulous criteria, is still ranked higher than your homeland according to all major development indeces based on objectively measurable data , eh Mani? :-)

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        No, not really.

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    No surprise, many are in denial here, but all that corruption, violence, and no rule of law, has turned us into
    a rogue state. Democracy is just a joke in good old Sri Lanka. It is a shame that with honest leaders, we could have been real paradise.

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      really.so you can fly with your freedom for democracy,rule of law paradise.you go to hell this is our paradise.

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        yes you are really true,obviously this is our paradise not them.

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    Only a marginal drop. SL is out of the danger list.

    If SL is so bad, leave SL with dignity!

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      SL will be a better if YOU leave this land along with your magnificently corrupt regime family.
      Please dont forget to take Leela, Ryan, Lester, Asanka, John, Gammanpila, Rathana, BumChampaka, Ghana, Sarath N Silva, Vaas G, Goo Amare, Radhaliyagoda, Raththaran, Mervin, Deepali, Mohan, Hulu, Jackaa, Somaratne so on with you.

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        Leave this land??how could you said that…hey idiot.is there any person here to control our lanka expect Mahinada…ranli always mad and the others also work like that…so if mahinda leaves our land what happened to our future don;t be a foolish…man.. think your mind..otherwise, no difference with you and ranil’s partisans

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        you are really idiot man.do u think suitable man is Ranil.if ranil come to lead our country surely we lost in the world.

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      You have to excuse this Muliyawaikkal.
      This guy who writes as Lorenzo at LW, who incidentally does not live in SL nor has come to SL for over 6 years has no idea what he writes about.

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    All these indices are made for the political benefit of Western Powers.We Sri Lankans dont think that we are failed state…Some time back, Tamil diaspora was in a huge campaign to show Sri Lanka as a failed state..Yet, we havent got brave leader like Mahinda after Independance…Yes…Long live you Mahinda..!!!

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    What is a failed state, exactly? If we use some of the measures in this article, then Saudi Arabia had a real GDP of 576 billion in 2011. Yet, there are “religious police” in KSA looking for women who dare to show an ankle in public. A woman cannot own property in Saudi, nor can she hold political office. In fact, a woman cannot even step outside alone, unless she is accompanied by a male relative. Given this information, let us ask the average female, anywhere in the world, whether she prefers to live in the “failed state” of Sri Lanka, or the paradise known as KSA. :)

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      Lester, please come and post your comments after you finish your menses. thank you

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      You were not aware how women have progessed in Saudia Arabia – because you had no access to that class of people – meaning, white collar employees. Check the link below:

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20986428

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    Muliyawaikkal

    “If SL is so bad, leave SL with dignity!”

    Reasonable request. When are packing?

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    There’s a saying in Sinhala “Yana Yaka Koraha Bindagena Yanawa”…..which means “when the devil leaves it smashes everything including the Pots and Pans”

    With all the above failures that CT mention, this is the true state of Sri Lanka today.

    With the Top heavy, cash strapped, desperate to raise money by any means have led to Land grab,selling infrastructure, heavy borrowing,Ransom and Contract killing, Drug, brothel and Casino cartels, BBS, Rawaya, Rawana extremists, media supression, political strong arm, rumers lies and false promises etc, show the desperate state of a failed state.

    All the signs appear of a failed state and people should be informed where the country is heading.

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    A failed State is a state that is primarily in economic collapse. It is a state that cannot function pay its employees and provide the services it is normally expected to do. It has nothing to do with morality and the treatment of women. Knowing what I know I am not at all surprised that we ranked as we are. It is very easy to say leave or depart however when your entire family lives in the country even if you yourself can leave you cannot take the extended family with you. So some one in your family will suffer the consequences of a failed state if it indeed comes to pass. When we won the war against the LTTE little did we realize that the man we elected to do the job was just as bad or even worse than the sun goat he bumped off.

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    Bangladesh, for example is poorer than Sri Lanka, and new, but it is not considered a failed state. There are systems being set in place to save it from descending to such status. According to Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s foremost political philosophers: “failed states are those that are unable or unwilling to protect their citizens from violence and perhaps even destruction” and regard themselves as beyond the reach of domestic or international law”. What is more, “Chomsky notes that failed states suffer from a “democratic deficit” that deprives their democratic institutions of real substance”. The readers should be left to judge Sri Lanka. Bensen

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    its time Sri lankans stopped worrying about validation from these western donkeys .. Wonder what our position was when there were bombs killing innocents eerywhere and proba was running his most sucessful state in the eezam

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      Sri Lanka did not have this much of corruption, Thuggery, Commission kakkas, White van abductions etc, when LTTE Bombs were falling.

      All the Political crook Kakkas were in hiding all over in their Pigeon holes.

      Only after Gen.Sarath Fonseka won the war, now Cardboard Sandos are appearing all over with various names and now Bribery and corruption are rampent all over.

      It is only the Political cowards who come in with over 500 goons hiding behind over 100 security personnel cover, while intimidate unarmed innocent civilians and protesters and white van abduct and contract murder for money.

      Why don’t they come one on one face to face to show their real manly being.

      We Could witness the behaviour of these Coward Cardboard Sandos if another communal war starts.

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    Come on Raja! Don’t worry about positions, Do your smart investments quickly….Hiiiiii Haaaaaaaaaaaa

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    This is how Rule of Law in place in SRILANKA under the rule of MR

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    Out on bail
    By Theekshana Jayasundaram

    Disgraced North-Western Provincial Councillor, Ananda Sarath Kumara, who was in remand custody for allegedly forcing a female school teacher to kneel down before him, was yesterday released on bail, amidst jubilations by his supporters and protests by school teachers and principals. After the former Provincial Councillor was granted bail by the Puttalam Magistrate, about 200 school teachers held a protest march from the Court to the Anamaduwa Central College, holding banners and placards denouncing the politician.

    The Ceylon Teachers’ Service Union (CTU) expressed concerns over the security… …of the teacher as the politico, flanked by his henchmen, some appeared to be inebriated, toured the town, celebrating his release and blocking the vehicular traffic along the Puttalam-Kurunegala Road. His release came in the wake of complaints that his goons had threatened the victimized teacher, Priyani Susila Herath. General Secretary of the CTSU, Mahinda Jayasinghe, said ‘a large number’ of teachers of schools in Puttalam reported sick leave yesterday in protest of the politico.
    The police, outnumbered by the demonstrators, tried to prevent the two rival demonstrators coming closer to each other.

    Sarath Kumara was taken into custody following the public humiliation of a female teacher at the Navagattegama Navodya School. Since then, he had resigned from his position in the Provincial Council and was sacked from the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance.

    Parliamentarians, Arundika Fernando, Indrani Dasanayake and North-Western Provincial Council Minister, Sanath Nishantha, were seen at the Puttalam Magistrate’s Court premises to greet their political colleague.
    Later, Kumara, accompanied by his supporters, visited the Aiyanayaka Kovil in Anamaduwa and dashed coconuts and invoked blessings.

    Speaking to the media, former Provincial Councillor Kumara blamed the media for taking sides.
    “I had a great faith in the media. But, the media decided to take the side of the teacher and brought me to shame. I condemn that. If the teacher manages to prove that I did something wrong, I will leave politics forever. These allegations against me are politically motivated. Whatever the case, the principal of the school, as well as 80 or so teachers came to see me in prison. The people trust me.”

    Meanwhile, CTSU’s Mahinda Jayasinghe raised concerns over the security of the teacher and said the presence of ruling party MPs in the Court was proof that the disgraced politico continues to have the backing from the ruling party
    “Even while Kumara was in prison, his henchmen harassed the teacher. Now that he is out, we can’t say what will happen to her. The presence of ruling party MP Arundika Fernando in the Court premises when Kumara was released showed that he has the backing of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), no matter what they have said on the matter,” he said. “If justice is not delivered to the teacher, we will step up our trade union actions,” he added

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