17 December, 2017

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Sri Lanka Cannot Afford Another Rajapaksa Term

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

“He must first smash a world so that he can confer his peace upon it.” – Rolf Hochhuth (The Deputy)

Three Muslim men were shot and killed during the Aluthgama riots[i], before thousands of eye witnesses. Yet their autopsy reports claim that they were hacked to death[ii].

The police have informed the Colombo Magistrates Court that they are unable to identify the BBS monks who very publicly invaded the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in April 2014[iii].

rajapaksa-family-colombo-telegraph1These two surreal incidents symbolise the corrosion and subversion of the Lankan state by the Rajapaksas.

When five Tamil students were murdered Trincomalee in January 2006, it was a Sinhala Judicial Medical Officer who debunked the military’s claim that the victims were killed when the bomb they were carrying went off prematurely.

Since then a minister tied a Samurdhi official to a tree in public, in full view of the media and the police, and claimed that the officer tied himself to the tree. And a Chief Justice, who refused to violate the letter of the constitution, was impeached and thrown out of her job, illegally.

Impunity does not recognise borders. What happened in the North will happen in the South. What happened to the Tamils will happen to the Sinhalese and the Muslims. Weliweriya and Aluthgama are omens of that unsafe state which awaits every Lankan who is not a member of the Ruling Family, if Mahinda Rajapaksa wins a third term.

Last week the police arrested Rev. Watareka Vijitha Thero, for filing a false complaint. Medical reports are said to indicate that the monk’s injuries were self-inflicted. Are they the same sort of medical reports as in Aluthgama? Did injuries inflicted by BBS thugs become self-inflicted injuries, just as gun-shot wounds turned into knife/sword cuts?

Some months ago, Minister Dinesh Gunawardane stated in parliament that Khuram Shaikh’s partner, Victoria Tkcheva was neither raped nor sexually harassed. He claimed, “I am presenting the answer given to me by the Ministry of Defence, based on police records submitted to them”[iv].  This attempt to subvert the truth failed thanks to relentless pressure from the UK. Had Mr. Shaikh not been a British citizen, Sampath Chandrapushpa and his goons would never have been indicted.

Six more years of Rajapaksa rule and ordinary Lankans will have to seek UNHCR assistance to obtain even the most basic justice in their own country.

Every institution is being undermined, deliberately. To mention only the most recent example, the Director General of the Bribery Commission was given a lightening transfer to the Presidential Secretariat. “….it is an open secret in the Commission, that she had disputes with the Commission Chairman Jagath Balapatabendi. There is a complaint to the Commission against Chairman Balapatabendi as well…..”[v]

Imagine the state of the state, especially the police and the judiciary, if Mahinda Rajapaksa wins another presidential term.

One of the few state institutions to maintain a modicum of autonomy still is the Auditor General’s Department. The Auditor General has warned that the network of pipelines used to carry petroleum is in a dilapidated condition and if immediate remedial measures are not taken a fuel crisis might ensue: “The Auditor General observed that these pipelines installed some 40 to 70 years ago had deteriorated. The normal lifespan of such pipelines is only 25 years. Meanwhile two pipelines had been abandoned because they were beyond repairs. Against such a background the petroleum authorities were bound to face serious difficulties in meeting the increased demand for fuel products in the country with only three pipelines in operation.”[vi]

Clearly the government is aware of this potentially dire problem. But in Rajapaksa eyes building artificial islands and expanding useless airports/ports are far more important than building new pipelines for fuel transportation. If the crisis predicted by the Auditor General happens, the Siblings and their BBS/JHU/Ravana Balaya acolytes will probably claim that the pipelines were destroyed by Jihadists, resurrected-Tigers or the Sinhala allies of one or the other. There is, after all, a historical precedent for such an absurd travesty. In 1986, when the Kantale Dam burst, killing 126 people and destroying more than 1,600 houses, the JR Jayewardene regime tried to blame the Tigers for it[vii].

That the Rajapaksa profligacy is placing the country in a debt trap is no secret. Recently Minister Tissa Vitarana warned that “state and private banks are getting caught up in a severe debt trap by raising loans in international financial markets witht the consent of the Central Bank…”[viii]

Education is being de-prioritised; budgetary allocations declined from 1.81% of the GDP in 2010 to 1.51% of the GDP in 2013. This is one of the factors driving up youth unemployment which is believed to be around 20%. Sri Lanka (along with China) has also been identified as one of the countries suffering from alarming increases in income disparities.

The mostly Malay residents of Colombo 2 were evicted last week, en masse, from their traditional homes.

The Rajapaksas are planning to turn part of Colombo into a mini Las Vegas[ix].

Given the nature of Rajapaksa development priorities, imagine the state of the economy and the condition of ordinary Lankans, after six more years of Rajapaksa rule.

Absent Reconciliation and New Faultlines

Very little is being done politically or economically to win over the Tamils.

The North needs over 60,000 new homes for people made homeless by the war and more than US$300 million to build them. Unfortunately the funds are unavailable. The regime is uninterested while donor assistance is drying up[x]. High levels of graduate unemployment[xi] and increasing school dropout rates[xii] represent the two ends of a problem which can have an extremely destabilising impact on both the Northern society and Sri Lanka.

How can a society which is incapable of educating its children or employing its educated youth become safe or stable?

The low quality of most of the available employment opportunities in the North is another seething issue. During the 2012 household survey by the UNHCR, “researchers found that 43 percent of participants reported having a monthly income of Rs.5,000 ($38) or less, against a national average of Rs.36,451 ($280) per month”[xiii]. Income and regional disparities will create another generation of disillusioned and angry Tamils.

The regime is busy alienating Muslims, who remained steadfastly loyal to Sri Lanka throughout the long Eelam war.

Debating over who came when to this island is an exercise in futility. The reality is that we are all here, Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and Christians, whether we like it or not. Therefore the challenge is to devise some arrangement which enables us to coexist if not in amity at least in forbearance. Instead of doing that the Rajapaksas are igniting more conflicts, so that they can become indispensable to Sinhala-Buddhists.

Six more years of Rajapaksa rule and Sri Lanka will be in the lethal grip of at least one religious conflict, if not two.

Post-Rajapaksa Sri Lanka will not be utopia realised. But if it means a return to ordinary corruption, repression, nepotism and chicanery, it will do Lanka, Lankans and Sinhala-Buddhists far less harm than six more years of Rajapaksa rule would.



[i] The fourth victim was a Tamil, probably a case of mistaken identity.

[ii] http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/31159

[iii] http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/sri_lanka/2014/06/140627_bbs_ministry_attack_court_hearing.shtml

[iv] http://www.therepublicsquare.com/politics/2013/07/12/khuram-shaikhs-partner-was-not-raped/

[v] http://www.ceylontoday.lk/51-67232-news-detail-bribery-commission-dg-transferred.html

[vi] AG warns of likely fuel crisis – Kelum Bandara – Daily Mirror – 24.6.2014

[vii] http://sundaytimes.lk/110501/Plus/plus_05.html

The regime claimed that the gunny bag in which the explosives were transported was discovered and the legendary BA Siriwardane wrote a scathing column exposing the lie.

[viii] Sri Lankan banks moving towards severe debt trap, Senior Minister says – Banduala Sirimanne – The Sunday Times – 22.6.2014.

[ix] http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghabahree/2014/06/25/sri-lanka-plans-its-own-mini-vegas/

[x] http://www.irinnews.org/report/99703/sri-lanka-s-northern-house-funding-gap

[xi] http://www.irinnews.org/report/99441/few-jobs-for-university-grads-in-the-north

[xii] http://www.irinnews.org/report/99606/why-sri-lankan-children-in-north-drop-out

[xiii] http://www.irinnews.org/report/99441/few-jobs-for-university-grads-in-the-north

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  • 25
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    Well, I whole-heartedly agree with you TG. It is time we started naming and shaming the US citizens behind all the atrocities taking place in Silly Lanka starting with Mahinda’s youngest brother GR. See if you can get Weeranwansa the ‘patriot’ to do this in front of the US Embassy in Colombo for us.
    LankaeNews has enough evidence to put forward and make the US citizens aware how these morons are using their generosity and kindness to fulfil their endless desires and cravings. Start now please and best wishes!

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      “….Against such a background the petroleum authorities were bound to face serious difficulties in meeting the increased demand for fuel products in the country with only three pipelines in operation.”

      …Due especially, to the increased demand created by the wastage of fuel on Car Races in Maha Nuvara, inspired by the much maligned, decadent USA!

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        It appears to me that Tisaranee and everybody is waking up like Rip van Winkle:

        Where were you all when D S Senanayake made a speech in Padavia, after the state agents evicted Tamils living there for many many generations and replaced them with Sinhala settlers from the far South? May be you were not born then, but before you start writing seriously, surely don’t you need check records?

        When I write a research paper in an international journal I do a through literature survey of information on the topic available in public. It appears to me that these political writers have no ethical standards or rigor in their research and churn out articles dime a dozen. Worse still, they just vend opinions as facts! The more popular you are, the more saleable your wares are!

        In Ceylon Daily News it was reported that DSS, the fxxxer the nation told the Sinhala settlers: This is where the war will be fought. With whom? Of course with Demala. He was not far off: Mullivaaikkaal is the place the final genocidal war against Tamils was fought and more than 147.000 innocent Tamils massacred by the government, state, its agents and Sinhala nationalism, or rather barbarism,

        Do I need to say more: May be you will get annoyed with clock-like repetition of “Sinhala Nationalism” or barbarismin action with the latest in instance Aluthgama: Tt way as well be named Sinhalagama!

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          You must be having some hate on other nationals. I was in Mannar when Mrs. Amirtalingam made some nasty speeches. How many LTTE and TNA members utter venom on everybody else on a daily basis. How did LTTE evicted other nationals from Jaffna and the East within 24 hours. If LTTE and RNA has done otherwise to protect the harmony of the nations it would be one thing. But they are the culprit never ever giving a chance for national re-conciliation. They killed their own for not falling in line. I do not see any Sri Lankan government has ever done that.

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          sorry to say this Thiru. Sinhas will never get this. I really believe the sinha story… you can never make sinhas understand these things. when was the last time you met a sinha who spoke the truth or speak for justice and want to say the land belongs to all and all should be treated equal… bull-crap from these so called intellectuals while the Tamils in the north surrounded by sinhas every 100 meters with an ak47….

          after Rajapakse someone will be different ?? hahhahahahahaha funny sinhas….. who would be that sinha to speak civilized and equal and respecting ?? any sinha??

          real sinhas…scary looking sinhas…

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      Everyone with a healthy mind would agree with you Ms. TG. Bucket is now filled with all unaddressed high crimes, but the guy does not seem to take it that serious instead goes ahead of his usual brain washing tacts. His target is not the educated but the rural masses that have no sense to see a comparison. How can they, while state machineries feed them with facts and figures free fodders through their media men. Once upon a time, the state media newspapers earned some degree of respect, going back to my days in 80ties, my father only read DINAMINA… and SILUMINA, today, things have changed totally, they the aged ones would not even consider those papers as nwsworthy. But the caravan to see moving has been their own agony. People are helpless today, regardless of their race, religions or any thing else, because not seeing that justice is given somewhat a place by Rajapakshe administration. They attack poor men, but high criminals like Ghanasara or the like – Hambatota goons would never been arrested by the police. Politicized police spokesmens words are irritating to the ears of the many – but still people reactions seem to be that lame. Whether or not the days are ahead of us will be the sharp slope of Rajapakshe who only had heart to crush Terrorists together with innocient civilialns in high numbers.
      For a man who to be alleged high war criminal to settle the humans losses through communal clashes like the one we experienced lately in Aluthagama should very just now thing. Tha ti sth ereason may be he annd his actions remain miles away from even touching the issue.

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      My wish is these buggers and their wealth collected over the years abusing the nation further, should be arrested. Rajapakshe the word will be the most hateful one in the dictionary soon.
      Wait and see how his nemesis would be. Days are numbered. Jaya niyathai.

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      RE: Sri Lanka Cannot Afford Another Rajapaksa Term

      If so, why are they waiting for?

      Want to Let the Paras run amok with the Para-monks run amok in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho?

      The curse of Para-monk Mahanama and his lies and imaginations.

      The Para-Monk Mahanama has trained the Para-Sinhala well.. to lie.

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      TG, with all her facts, tries imply that corrosion has been happening from top to bottom. But what if TG is wrong and real issue is core is already corroded. I see most of her facts indicate this and if the educated public focus on wrong problem (MR/GR/NR), real core problem won’t be fixed. Another news article says that RajaRata Uni lecturers refuse to teach because they are getting death threats from students… Core is corroded ?
      Even if we defeat R family in next election, new Z family will be crowned by the corroded society..

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      Indeed true. This man and the entire system needs a thorough purging to put the country back on a better course so that our children could have a far better future. BUT the million dollar questions are as follows:

      – those who fully understand the nightmare we are living under recognise the need to come up with a leader who has the charisma, intellect and courage to put forward an alternative vision which appeals to the masses to come to their senses, crosses the ethno-religious divide plaguing this nations for decades and if elected stay the course and steer the country in the right direction as mandated. Such a leader ought to demonstrate the kind of brutal honesty Sri Lanka has never seen so that the national issues acorss ethnicity and religion can be dealt with to forge a cohesive future in which the vast human potential of every person on that island, irrespective of their ethnicity, religion, physical abilities etc could be recognised.

      – will the people recognise the need for an alternative vision for the nation, park their differences at bay, courageously turn out en masse and vote this lot out and maintain pressure on those whom they elect to do the right thing during their term in office?

      My bet is on the younger generation, first time voters. As happened in India you my friends are the best hope we have to transcend the differences within this nation without succumbing to the divisive preachings of the self interested political class and do the right thing. We try and fail. We fail without trying. Either was we will inherit a future which will either be more like the past or even worse. So failure is not an option.

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    The Rajapakses mistake their raw cunning and subversion to intelligent political manuvering. They have unethically and illegally captured
    most State apparatuses – the Police, politicised the legal process,
    pampered the army and the armed forces to carry out their present diktat, silenced the Trade Unions (save a few) People who are thrown out of their homes, like in the case of Slave Island, to make way for
    massive gains in huge building projects with foreign collaborators usually of a suspect background (Kriish??) The latter will go out to increase the ranks of those millions living in sub-human slums and hovels. This section of the people will turn to drug-trafficking and regular crime. These will impact on the normal functioning of society. School intake and education will become chaotic. The free medical system has already collapsed making the way for Nawaloka-like empires that will only serve the rich. Very soon it will private fee-levying schools.

    Little do Sri Lankans understand they are forced to sit on a powder keg. The explosion is inevitable sooner than later

    Backlash

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    Wataraka Wijitha has even more guts than the president of the country to call a spade a spade, So I really dont think even if thero was offered some support by Muslims, his motive is other than creating peace and harmony between folks. I even thought Watareka thero could be biased just listning to what SOME politicians expressed about him, but the thero faced all kind of harms made to him by Gag and thugs as all prima fassie evindence showed them on the screens, and latest being to be found as hands tied behind him naked on the road side- all these are state sponsored torture incidents. Whoelse people would put the blame on, if not on BBS and the one are backing those facists, radical, groups mushromming with the name of protection of buddhism.

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    “Sri Lanka Cannot Afford Another Rajapaksa Term” says Tisaranee.

    Yes we can, because majority of the Sinhalese voters will say so in the next election.

    If majority of voters elect him that is democratic, isn’t it? Who are we to question it?

    We are just barking up the wrong tree. Didn’t the majority vote for successively more brutal rulers (to Tamils at least) since independence in 1948?

    Let’s get on with our lives while letting the people get what they deserve, and most importantly what they want!

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      Why the Tamils have to suffer if Sinhalese doesn’t know how to rule a country?

      :-)

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        Are you talking about tamil suffering in western countries ?

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    Very interestingly the recent New York Times editorial has this to say: “The president has good reason to be concerned — and to act. Among other things, the violence threatens Sri Lanka’s recovering tourism industry and business development directly tied to members of his family”. Thanks to the Rajapaksas, it appears that even the semblance of democracy if there is any, is doomed to destruction. Bensen

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    Thanks TG for this revealing post. I only wish this message could get down to the grass roots level society, living in SL. The looming signs of another Rajapakse term looks menacingly ‘in your face’ conceivable. Going by past experiences, where ‘hard hand tactics’ threatening postures of intimidation, using the might of the military apparatus on ordinary civilians, including the use of STF and police coolies to quell any opposition claims of victory. Thereby retain their hold on power.

    The present stranglehold on the free media and the banning of websites are ominous signs of things to come. The common people are starved of information, but they simply have no choice of alternate views. Forced to digest the only propaganda that is being churned out, which are sons of self praise. Journalists are bribed with laptops, and expected not to critique their style of governance.

    If the Rajapaksa clan get returned for another ‘illegal’ term, our country will get reduced to a cesspit of dupes and mugs, and I for one will want to decamp to some distant land. The state of lawlessness and bloodbath that could prevail in the aftermath of an election will be too much to bear. This country will be referred to as a good example of bad governance for other nations NOT to follow. Already, the dark clouds of election madness are raining on our people. My only hope it does not turn into a menacing thunderstorm.

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    I don’t think the Sinhalese need Mr. Gunesekeran to tell them who to vote or not to vote for. Nor do most citizens believe the Rajapases created the conditions for the unrest in Aluthgama. The current phase of ugly incidents in Sri Lanka is music to disgruntled LTTE diaspora elements who will do all they can to make the situation worse. They will go further to make Muslims and Chtistians sacrificial lambs by provoking confrontation. Blaming Rajapakses for everything that is wrong is their “mantra” for the humiliating defeat that was dished out to terrorists and their support base. Most governments lose favour with the electorates over time. Rajapakses may experience a reduced voter support at the next election, but MR will be returned.

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      What the hell you re bubbling man ? if not Ms TG who would pass the view across the nation and and the world. I salute this grand lady to be the next nominee for the nobel peace price ahead of us. Her unique nature of writing outreach masses. DJ or any others have no such talents at all the writings could contain all kind of interntional citations.
      If I have millions of dollars, I would have opened a new form of media institute to totally benefit the talents of TG like Journos that would never lower their heads to free laptops or anything.
      God bless you Grand LADY – TG all the very best for you.

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        Sven,

        Thank you for making the effort to reply. Youy response doesn’t make much sense. Find yourself an English tutor. (you may blame SWRD and his Sinhala Only policy for messing up your lingustic abilities)

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          sven perera the fruit salad, find yourself an english tutor as lal suggests or get out of this forum without putting your nonsense in CT

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      People#s hatreds are enormous. Not many would hail Rajapakshe to run the next term. Either he will be gunned down by BBS or his brother Gota for his power greediness or any other elements will decay his existence. This is the style we experience in this country since Independence. Not even Premadasa was this much devious so no doubt, Rajapakshe will not survive in coming months.
      Alone the fact that him NOT to wake up and save the nation, respecting the people s kind requests will hugely affect on his political future. Not many would like to see him abusing the funds for his 3 sons and siblings inthe years to come. Peole are poisonous looking at the manner the bugger have allocated funds only to his and his siblings minstries.

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      You really must be in a ‘lullaby’ world. How can you say ‘Nor do most citizens believe the Rajapases created the conditions for the unrest in Aluthgama’. How much representation of citizenry does your opinion reflect to write on their behalf?

      If that’s the case, why doesn’t MR get the culprits arrested, those caused or instigated mayhem? Obviously because he is behind it, his brother Gota is behind it, and he expects to gain political mileage from this to project himself as some kind of a ‘hero’ who again saved the Sinhala Buddhist nation from an imaginary Muslim extremist forces (even though the military intelligence claims there is none in SL).

      He enjoyed the triumphalism, pampering and the glorification endowed on him soon after his success in the military campaign to crush the LTTE might, who were rumored to be invincible. Some even revered him like God incarnate. This victory emboldened him (like Napolean) to go for new territories. So he wasted no time to create BBS to carry out his bidding to spill the blood of innocent Muslims, and create new enemies to hate. But it seems to have gone awry and is now been confirmed as a misadventure. It is now the best time for all the opposition political forces in the country to take maximum mileage from this situation to win over the hearts and minds of those disgruntled, by promising the restoration of the rule of law, justice and fairplay to victims of violence including arrest of troublemakers, a stop to nepotism, stop party crossovers, all minority rights restored to live peacefully as one nation and share in the country’s properity, do away with Sinhala only language policy and make all the three languages official, etc.,

      Now MR stands exposed and condemned as a racist and not a fitting ruler for this multi ethnic, multi cultural, metropolitan and pluralistic society.

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      “The current phase of ugly incidents in Sri Lanka is music to disgruntled LTTE diaspora elements who will do all they can to make the situation worse”

      Why so called ugly incidents according to you did not rise prior to his terms, but why now ?

      If you focus only on LTTE diasphora – why do many sinhalese join today openly criticising MR and dead silence against BBS actitivities ?

      Great if you – MR WISE could please add a constructive response to above queries.

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      You are just a born fool.
      Anyone that would add their own view about the situation to be branded as if it came from Diasphora ? That narrow minded though sound to make every efforts to show the otherway around. Anyway, not far different to the thugs that attacked the decent UNP ministers or MPs lately visited to Hambantota.

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    lal loo

    “Blaming Rajapakses for everything that is wrong is their “mantra” for the humiliating defeat that was dished out to terrorists and their support base.”

    Instead, as long established tradition demands blame the victim.

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    I begin to wonder! The reason behind not going ahead with the petroleum refinery rehabilitation project and the oil pipe line project may be due to the interested party’s inability to find a company that would pay the “hodda” the leaders want. Since these are very large projects, any company or group that has to build will have to borrow from large banks and these banks will strictly evaluate the project costs which may not match the price the Government wants to award these projects to the prospective developer (with the addition of the “hodda”). Hence he hunting must be going on to find a “hodda” awarding Chinese company.

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    To win over MR the people of Sri Lanka need to get together. One important thing most writers forget is, it is an absolute necessity that the majority population, the Sinhalese, need to be educated for the next election. Bringing in Tamil issues and related pressures such as supporting UNHRC investigation, Police power to the TNA, 13 amendment etc. etc. will only allow MR holding ground even stronger. That is why I always stress the need to separate MR corruption from Tamil and diaspora issues.

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      Are you scared that your Gonraja’s end is nearing?
      Its anyway inevitable, good to see you have sensed it on time.
      Corruption is in his genes. Cant help it, its like oxygen for this criminal family.

      Thanks for your advise on how to win. Majority Sinhalese will never ever learn to vote for the right one because majority Sinhalese’ also like Gonraja having hatred in their blood.

      As TG correctly says ‘ Sri Lanka Cannot Afford Another Rajapaksa Term’

      Even if he wins (by chance) he wont last long to enjoy the fun.
      American longjohns Greasepiya would go to greater pain.

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    Those who don’t like political stability in Sri Lanka are talking.

    Sri lankan people should vote again Mahinda Rajapakse and should ask him to clean the parliament too from corrupt people.

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      Jim Soththy,

      If you are expecting MR to clean the Govt of the Corrupt, then the first to be swept out is MR himself. For your information if the Corrupt are to be swept out, there will be no President nor a UPFA govt. So please do not display your ignorance in this forum. You are entitled to your naivete with our Compliments.

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        Mahinda’s response will be there is no corruption in Srilanka, and this is part of the western plot to discredit Srilanka.
        :-)

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          aratai

          “Mahinda’s response will be there is no corruption in Srilanka, and this is part of the western plot to discredit Srilanka.”

          MR supporters (Banda, Ramu, wathie, Nusanse, sach, … )would argue, look at India, Nigeria, and other countries where corruption is rampant therefore we need more corruption and not less to maintain parity with those country.

          What do you got to say about it?

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    I do find irregularities taking place on an hourly, daily, monthly and yearly basis – 24/7. But all my aches and pains go off when our President’s (excerpts)speeches, titled “SATHYE HANDA (“NOISE OF TRUTH”) are aired over the SLBC (Sinhala Service) immediately after the “NEWS” beginning 6.00 a.m. I invite you all to listen to at least once (I know it will be once)and make an assessment of the “PARADISE” that we are blessed to live with our beloved “Leader”. I feel the mythical “DIYASENA KUMARAYA” is born.

    I invite TD to listen to this on SLBC -(Sinhala Service)and bet you will change your “MIND” because it is so “mind-boggling”.

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    TG is perceptive enough to see through the game.

    My Tamil friends at the Gov. Anlyst’s Dept. used to say that under Mr. Mendis in the Ballistic Division, when samples regarding such murders used to come, little or no analysis was done. The verdict was always the same: LTTE.

    This has been going on for a long time.

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    Great insight to what these scoundrels are doing to this country. What they lack in intelligence and foresight, they make up with cunning and violence. In the rajapaksa domain, up is down, black is white, and what you see and hear on video and CCTV cameras, is your imagination. Channel 4 video? Doctored. Buddhist monk brutally attacked? Self inflicted. Medical reports on Muslims killed? Fabricated. Deaths and injuries of Muslims? Minor matter. Deaths of civilians in the North? No civilian casualties. Deaths, kidnappings, attacks on Journalists? No culprits ever found. This Buddhist nation of compassion and tolerance, is aflame with hatred, violence, and criminals getting away with murder. Buddhists are made to feel ashamed because terrorists are insulting their religion, and are a disgrace to the entire nation. What a sorry state of affairs.

    Yes, we cannot afford, and should not tolerate, another rajapaksa term, that means the entire family of crooks.

    Thank you TG, for reminding us of this.

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    The writer of this column should be little more sober not to have hate on the Rajapaksa regime. We know how JRJ regime addressed similar issues and created the monster of LTTE. Some comments of the column is also not constructive. I could not believe how people can forget all the waste of UNP regime. How they sold public property to their kith and kin for a song is well documented. How they flouted parliament by getting all their MPs to sign undated resignation letters. How they went against Supreme Court to remove civil rights of the opposition leader. Some also have forgotten it is the UNP who brought Secretaries from out side replacing permanent secretaries. It is the UNP who created the mess and brought the thuggery culture of Gonawala Sunil and co.

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    North needs 60,000 houses and USD 300 Million to build them…pleads Miss T.

    One Million diaspora whose houses , even in Woop Woop in the West cost at least a couple of hundred thou each in USD.

    And their poor brethren who served the Diaspora Leader Mr Prabakaran don,t have a house.to live. How sad….

    But Mr Prabakaran was on a budget of USD 300 million a year, each year mind you ,all sent by the Diaspora.

    And they can’t send even a year’s contribution now to the poor souls to build a pad in the future Eelaam.

    May be they are waiting for the Vellala Team to get the Land bank and the TNA Police to start building 20 Square homes all ex captives.

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    North needs 60,000 houses and USD 300 Million to build them…pleads Miss T.

    One Million diaspora whose houses , even in Woop Woop in the West cost at least a couple of hundred thou each in USD.

    And their poor brethren who served the Diaspora Leader Mr Prabakaran don,t have a house.to live. How sad….

    But Mr Prabakaran was on a budget of USD 300 million a year, each year mind you ,all sent by the Diaspora.

    And they can’t send even a year’s contribution now to the poor souls to build a pad in the future Eelaam.

    May be they are waiting for the Vellala Team to get the Land bank and the TNA Police to start building 20 Square homes for all ex captives.

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    I want to tell all these nice people just one thing, please read the history of the world and analyse what has happened, who governed the world what has happened to them etc etc and where we stand now ?

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    TG:

    It looks like you have missed out one important word and that is “WITHOUT” and it fits in nicely as follows

    Can Sri Lanka Cannot Afford Another Term “WITHOUT” Rajapakse.

    Of course not as Sinhala Lanka needs the Pakses to achieve the dream of Sinhalamisation.

    That is why the order went out as soon as the war was over.
    Kill as many as you need to complete the programme of Colonisation.
    Torture as many as you need to terrorise, and Rape as many as you want. But remember always LIE and no one can question you as we are in charge and after a while people will get tired and give up and we would have won. We have the peoples support 20 million born RACISTS.

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