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Sri Lanka Has Not One, Two Viruses: Covid 19 & Corruption

By Vishwamithra

“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.” ~ Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

When the Covid-19 virus attacked the globe, firstly The People’s Republic of China and thereafter indiscriminately all over, those countries whose leaders adopted policies based on science and plain simple logic managed the containment of the virus to an acceptable level that can be called satisfactory. But the counties which have narcissistic leaders at the helm, who thought that they are bigger than the country they lead, chose to play a very self-centered game. For them the pandemic crisis was another opportunity to display their self-proclaimed uniqueness. As usual, the United States of America, the sole ‘mega super power’ in the world, took the lead in this idiotic venture. 

Ironically each of these countries had to grapple, instead of one, with two viruses. America had two viruses: 1. Covid-19 2. Donald Trump. With Trump’s political defeat, now America has to cope with only one, the Covid kind. Brazil and India too experienced the same; Jair Bolsonaro and Narendra Modi respectively share that contemptible credit of being the second virus that has gripped their respective countries. Now Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the leader of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka has come into the mix. Bravo! What a glory to be in the same category with Trump, Modi and Bolsonaro!

Tisaranee Gunasekara’s column under Patriot, Bared dated May 23, published in Colombo Telegraph is undoubtedly one of the most illuminating pieces of journalism that combined facts with a lot of truth-telling. A portrayal of a perishing island, focus on the malignancies of a regime so bent on making profits at the expense of those who voted them to power and a ruthless analysis of a malfunctioning government are all enunciated in the most understandable lingo, Tisaranee, as always, never pulls her punches nor does she give any quarter where such is not necessary.

Yet, the abysmal truth is the caravan keeps meandering along the same old path of corruption, nepotism and dishonesty, towards the same goal: profits and more profits. Therein lies the bitter misfortune. Avarice and indulgence in appalling cruelties go hand in hand and the ‘Cabal’ does not seem to comprehend the nuances of human behavior; or they simply reject the opportunity to employ curative measures when such processes are deemed imminent.

The ‘Cabal’s’ scope of understanding is narrow and unreservedly shallow. Deep appreciation of any socio-economic and political issues evades them; space for any counteraction is ‘to let’, as the saying goes. Those sycophants who surround them are fearful of punishment if they happen to disagree with the Master. These are no findings of a deep psychoanalysis; they are commonsensical observations.

As it was with Donald Trump, Nandasena’s inadequacies and complete void of empathy were bared open like rotten wound kept under rags of corruption and dishonesty. The oozing became apparent in the presence of the deadly Covid-19 and unfortunately the virus began its own destructive course, claiming the lives and livelihoods of the average voter more than it affected the ‘cabal’.

Waiting in the wings of this monstrous virus was another clan of vultures: Rajapaksa cabal and its unquestioning stooges. Their purpose of life has always been one of avaricious travels. Ever ready to pounce upon the littlest hint of a ‘deal’, these political scavengers are now showing their true colors. Ancient Roman author/writer Pliny the Elder describes avarice as follows: ‘the lust of avarice so totally seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess them than they possess their wealth’. The current crop of the scroungers of the Rajapaksa cabal fits perfectly into this description of avarice and its facilitating comedians. The double jeopardy of the Covid-19 coupled with the Rajapaksa-corruption has slowly begun to take hold of the local body politic.

The irony is that the Covid virus will go away one day; it is possible that with mass vaccination and methodical contact tracing, Sri Lanka might attain the stage in which the spread of the Covid virus would remain contained.

At the current rate, The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) projects that Sri Lanka would have a whopping 11,907 COVID-19 deaths by September 1, 2021 (Source: IHME Website). The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is a research institute working in the area of global health statistics and impact evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. Its reliability and accuracy is largely trusted by the scientific community, not only in the USA, but all over the world.

The following graphic illustrates the true situation in our region:

It gives a full presentation of the Covid-19 Projections for September 1, 2021

Even daily deaths data are projections for September 1, 2021

For whatever reasons, North Korea, South Korea and Bhutan data is not available.

Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

See where Sri Lanka is placed. It’s right in the middle of the table. It’s not a palatable read at all. No one is blaming the current rulers for the Covid-19’s arrival in Sri Lanka. But the total responsibility for the management or lack thereof the crisis that followed is certainly theirs. There is enough anecdotal evidence as to the corrupt practices of the Rajapaksa henchmen who readily made profits out of the spread of the Covid. In addition to their absolute incompetence in handling such a massive pandemic, the total insensitivity displayed by them through their greedy money-making practices is fundamentally immoral and downright diabolical.

When a nation faces a crisis of this magnitude, it is the foremost duty of its leaders to be honest, forthright and bold. It is precisely those qualities that they did not show. At the same time, what else could we have expected from these half-past-two-thirty political leaders whose intentions were in vivid display when they were in power from 2005 to 2014? The Covid crisis is not only playing havoc in the country, it has allowed its own twin brother to reach adulthood and the corruption crises is progressing at much faster rate and the ruling cabal is looking ridiculous.

The unfortunate spectacle is that, the cabal has chosen to play this atrocious and devilish game under the cover of the Covid-19. The black fabric of corruption is being woven and the ungodly threads are being supplied by a virus called Covid-19. How ironic are the social conditions to produce such malignant human maladies?

Nandasena Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is not a clever leader, neither an astute statesman nor an honest person, period. If Mahinda Rajapaksa was an insensitive and corrupt leader, his brother Nandasena is one hundred times worse. Real leaders, they say, are tested in crises. Such crises not only provide challenges to those who dare, wise leaders attempt to learn from these crises. But Nandasena is not a daring person. As a soldier, he ran away from the war against LTTE when the going got really tough in the nineties. Arriving back in the country when his elder brother was the President and being at the right place at the right time when General Sarath Fonseka led his troops to victory is no accomplishment of a General; it’s just being lucky.

His capacity for leadership and professional aptitude were put to a grueling test when the Covid-19 hit the country. And he failed miserably. What seemed to be under control in the early part of the pandemic-spread is running amok now, when other nations, except perhaps India and few others, have shown the collective discipline of a nation-state when confronted by a national crisis such as the Covid-19 pandemic. When the leader is viewed as a joker by the general public, it is extraordinarily difficult to lead. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has been bitten by that bug- inability to understand that he has a problem. He seems to be suffering from a touch of narcissism and an acute sense of inferiority. That is why he’s acting like an unwise man. Human wisdom is usually attributed to experienced men and women; Gotabhaya is an experienced man but that experience is undoubtedly misplaced, it seems.

The Rajapaksa cabal has set in motion a rapidly degenerating process of social condition in Sri Lanka. Corruption was not created by the Rajapaksa, nor was it a creation of the Bandaranaikes. Each and every government that Sri Lankan voter voted into power had their own quota of corruption. But the Rajapaksas take the credit for turning that corruption into a virus of pandemic proportions. In their rush to willy nilly corrupt the nation; the Rajapaksas forgot one of the basic tenets of human development, justice. Their sacrifice of justice for immediate results have in turned resulted in a lack of justice. That is very sad. 

Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote: ‘Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice’. The Rajapaksas cannot claim ownership to such a serene human virtue.

*The writer can be contacted at vishwamithra1984@gmail.com                    

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  • 53
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    “Sri Lanka Has Not One, Two Viruses: Covid 19 & Corruption”

    I am sorry to say that you have missed the most virulent one – Sinhala Buddhist racism.

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      Apart from SB racism, corruption now is daring than ever in the past.
      They have planned to lift off to China at the end of their terms, this
      time, lock stock and barrel by special plane to C H I N A – this
      guarantee may have been obtained with the deals in hand. They
      do not have to fear the type “Commissions” as we have just
      experienced – all Court Cases withdrawn or dual citizenship issues
      and any UN enqueries out of the question with new Chinese
      citizenship!!

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      This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.

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      Vishwa, Lets talk about COvid-19 Colonialism and Vaccine Colonialism as the real virus!
      Covid-19 is milder than the flu and the Institute for Health Metrics (IHME) and Evaluation is putting out fake epidemiology models and data to create a Covid-19 fear psychosis and destroy economies in the Global South with lockdowns.
      IHME is funded by the Vaccine Czar – Bill Gates Foundation, to sell vaccines for Bill Gates who has invested in stocks of Pfizer, Moderna and J & J and is making billions out of Vaccine Colonialism.
      Of course the Corrupt and criminally incompetent Rajapaksa Brothers regime are using the Covid Hoax are keeping Lankans in Lockdown for their own ends as the Maritime Disaster unfolds with the burning and sinking MV Pearl due to their failure to act for the last 2 weeks. Rajapakse regime needs to resign as this disaster is bigger than the Tsunami disaster in Lanka.

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      And Tamil racism too.

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        We, Sinhalese, are much more to blame.
        .
        GATAM, wants to foment further trouble.

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      This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.

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      Plus Tamil separatism and Islamic fundamentalism.
      The stool is balanced, though tottering and shaky.

      Soma

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    Highly corrupted voters elected highly corrupted leaders. Leaders, from the begining on were alleged with high crimes, not just one or two but numerous high crimes, were able to paint the picture in favour of THEIR FAKE ablities. Even a soldier personality would do some good work if he would be appointed to do some good work, since, forces teach them to be disiplined and work to rule, however, the very same would NOT be a match to rule a nation going by all the facets, underesttimating it. Sorysena was a puppet in his later years but at the begining within his first 2 years, his was thousand times better than that of DOUBLE-IDIOT RAJAPAKSHES. Ranil was attacked and was caught by already established BOND SCAM whose architect are nobody else, but MaRa and his Wandibattaya/most known low life of the day aka AJIT CABRAL.
    :
    Gota remains today biting his nails today, not being able to manage the pittiest issue regarding COVID control. Is this at all a thing to be SURPRISED ?

    If an untrained nurse would perform a severe kind of surgery,… outcome is predictable. Likewise, to me and many of us fine thinkers, it was not overlooked, but we knew it well, not an inch of move would be the case, after weerakaetiye palhoru would be back to power.

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      LM, yes, 6.9 million KNOWINGLY rolled out the welcome mat for the most corrupt and criminal bunch and gifted them unchecked authority. The 6.9million better not be complaining; they only have themselves to blame.

      On the other hand, we didn’t bargain ourselves Covid-19. Fortunately, it turned out to be manageable. We were fortunate that effective vaccinations could be made.

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        My Dear Sugandh,
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        Who is not criticising GOSL ?
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        1) Entire world – nations questions why SRILANKA fell to this level ?
        2) Wasidewa, Gonthadipila, Johnsten buruwa, Mahindananda, Rohitha the idiot, Wimal Sangili Buruwanse have all proved their abliities.
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        3) Those who spoke about ” GOTA s deliver tactics” are today biting nails#.
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        4) That CHEEEWARA DHARIYA BY NAME Muruththettuwa Anandha is speechless. He was not a teenager but as early octagenarian, was not able to foresee the problems.
        :
        5) Most of all, so called leader of Christ adherents – Rev Malcom Ranjith spilled the beans.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJZO54n38zM
        Mahinda Rajapkashe thought, his tricks would work well also during his 3 rd time. This time, the HATRED of the PEOPLE is growing EXPONENTIALLY…. no doubt, Gotabaya will have to committ suicide to the very same manner, hitler did it in mid fourties.

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          Dear LM, I do hope the tide has turned in the right direction and that it will gather further momentum. Even bigger hope is that we all have learnt a good lesson that we will never forget!

          Votes casted with ill intentions cannot bring us any good. That’s the lesson. Obviously our so called elders hadn’t learnt.

          Folks will wonder whether electing Yahapalana government served us well. I believe it could have more so than it actually did if Mahinda Rajapaksa and cronies hadn’t played dirty politics to which Sirisena fell hook, line, and sinker.

          We certainly made progress on a social level. People should realize that even small positive steps can net us the progress we yearn and earn the allies that we need on our side to further the progress.

          Then the Easter Sunday attacks just in time for Gotabaya’s presidential bid!

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    If we cant distinguish between right and wrong, truth and lies, justice and injustice, we need to look for a higher righteousness, higher truth and higher justice. All these are gifts we can pray for, to our creator Father, full of love, mercy, forgiveness and shalom peace and wholeness to his whole human family.

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      davidthegood

      “All these are gifts we can pray for, to our creator Father, full of love, mercy, forgiveness and shalom peace and wholeness to his whole human family.”

      Oh please !!!
      Go away find (always) HIM and bring him here.
      Let us talk to him in a public forum or if necessary interrogate him.
      Let nimal fernando(partial to Chinese girls/woman) be the the judge of the proceedings.
      On my side Old Codger, Sinhala Man, Plato, …… be my councils and your father could seek the services of Mohan Pieris, G L Peiris, Udaya Gamanpilla, Namal, Mahinda, ……… entire Karaka Sanga Saba, ……………..

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    This is what I told about the cardinal then …………

    nimal fernando / October 15, 2019

    The slimiest person in all of this is the cardinal. He is even worse than Ganasara.

    Ganasara is honest enough to declare his affiliations ………. but the disgusting cardinal is playing a double game keeping his affiliations/sympathies well hidden ………. pretending to be independent.

    Until this cardinal came on the scene the Catholic church always kept their distance from partisan politics.

    Hope the cardinal’s flock see through his charade and use their brains before they cast their vote.

    If not the cardinal will end up with all accolades and prominence he craves ……. and his flock will end up with most of their freedoms curtailed ……… and nothing but sand to eat.


    This is what the cardinal is saying now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJLAAySml3k

    Native, you better start calling me Nostradamus!! :))

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      nimal fernando

      “Native, you better start calling me Nostradamus!! :))”

      Are you still with your Chinese girl friend?
      I am happy if you are.

      By the way do you know how many strains of viruses do we have in this island? It appears every strain in this island is enjoying absolute impunity. Do you know why, the war criminals are allowed to run the show.

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      I fully agree with your assessment on politician Cardinal.

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    Corona is not the major virus that is hurting this island. The major virus is Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalism. Majority of the people in this island may not agree with me but that is the truth. The country couldn’t come out from this virus over seven decade. If the Buddhist Leadership have honestly followed Lord Buddha’s teaching from their heart, there is no chance for misuse of power by opportunistic politicians including corruption and violence. If they have raised a voice against corruption or violating rule of law and justice to ordinary citizens. Every political leader uses Buddhism and buddhist leaders to cover up their crimes including corruption.

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      Ajith and Thiru, I do think what you both have stated is undeniable.

      My hope is that all 6.9million realize that it wasn’t the confidence in the promise of vistas of prosperity and splendour but it was actually the popular choice of the Sinhala Buddhist fundamentalist / racist/ nationalist agenda that knowingly paved the way for the Double-Paksa virus and its unprecedented corruption and lawlessness.

      Bad intentions lead to bad outcome. That’s the lesson for all voters and this we have repeatedly failed to grasp.

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      And Tamil racism too. Don’t be biased.

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        GATAM,
        What do you mean by Tamil Racism? Can you please enlighten us?

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          Ajith

          “What do you mean by Tamil Racism? Can you please enlighten us?”

          Is it too difficult to understand?
          What do you think what LTTE did to the Muslims in the North East?
          Didn’t LTTE’s attacks were targeted.

          You can argue that being part of the gang of Psychopaths Prabaharan and Pottu Amman attacked all and sundry, including Muslims, Tamils, Sinhalese, Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Atheist, … irrespective of victim’s religion, region, race…..

          If that was the case I would say there was no racism among Tamils but a handful of deranged men perpetrated all those crimes in the name of Tamils.

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            Native,
            Yes. LTTE attack on Kathankudi Mosque was targeted attack similar to the attack on a bus load of Monks in the South. The forceful removal of Muslims from North was targeted. Similarly, the Muslim home guards targeted attack on Tamil villages. These are revenge taking Terrorist attack, not racism.
            I think there is a difference between Racism and Terrorism. Racism is about discriminating people by the name of race. For example, if you employ only Sinhalese for a job ignoring Tamils or Muslims without following any standard procedure is racism.

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              Aiyoooooooooooooooooooo Ajith

              How long you are going to carry VP’s b***s?
              In a genuine liberation struggle there is no justification for revenge attack.
              All those attacks were authorised and enforced by two psychopaths namely Prabaharan and Pottu Amman in order to satisfy their own perverted craving for blood letting.

              One cannot or should not expect logical/rational answers from supporters (b***s carriers) of VP and Pottu.

              All liberation should be backed by higher ideals, not the barbarism perpetrated by two perverted mindless mass murderers.

              The saddest part is these mass murderers have substantial following even after their death, Hitler, ….. VP and Pottu.

              Where is Pottu Amman?
              Where is Prabaharan’s wife?

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    GR is a mega failure. Others, like DB & Sirisena (who top the list of useless leaders), were failures too but were lucky not having to face a test like the pandemic on their watch to confirm their incompetence. GR is surrounded by corrupt officials & his own cabinet is filled with uneducated & self serving, opportunistic, yobs, therefore, the outcome in times of a crisis is not a surprise but, at least, he could have cracked the whip (as expected by those who voted for him) & go for ‘damage limitation’ mode by holding his ministers & officers responsible for failure. Instead of sacking the backward health minister who believes in divine intervention, another Minister for pandemics is appointed but at the end of the day, nobody is taking responsibility for the shambles & the poor tax payer has to bare the cost of extra ministers, officials & ‘experts’

    As for GR as a strategist, military or otherwise, I don’t think he even understands the word. Trump was considered a successful businessman before becoming President but now, he is a joke, even his business ‘success’ is in question. Similarly, GR was hyped as the saviour & a military leader but after becoming President, he is seen in his true light, a waste of space, & a corrupt one at that.

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      Raj-UK,
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      this was not overlooked, but MEDIA mafia painted the picture as no times in the past. The presidential candidate GOTA was alleged to be a high criminal to the eyes of over 7 or more millions of voters in that country. I know what my circles shared to me then.
      :
      Besides, If media could succeed making a STUPID MASON and his CONCOCTION as ” most potential panacea” to survive from COVID 19…. so can you imagine, the level of MEDIA in this country is fallen into ?
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      Alone that NAGAYA-carried fake RELICs story went viral and misled the easy targets for their voter outcome. During my last visit paid to the country (Feb 2020), I had the chance to gather my own info as facts, by talking to ARMY GUARDs at Kelaniya Temple… one of them assured me ” sir, over 5 millions or more were among those crowds… that turned up to worship those fake relics”….
      :
      Raj, this would not have been possible in any country in Europe. But even today, the same levels of MEDIA mafia (which is to my eye is thousand times more powerful than drug mafia in that country) is the case. Why cant this be changed in that country let alone today ?
      :
      Media Professionals/analysts/university dons, over to you… please wake up and help the nation, … if not today when ?

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    This was a country silently rejoicing the deaths of people in affluent countries. It was stemming from nothing other than jealousy. I saw on FB some fellas were waiting for the exodus of Sri Lankan expats back to the Island when COVID got very bad in the West. They were making plans of rejecting those repatriating Sri Lankans at the airport due to the risk of bringing COVID.

    Little do these simpletons know that for many SL expats dying in a foreign country is far better than life inside a pariah state.

    One year into the pandemic these simpletons in Sri Lanka are trembling in fear while the West is slowly but surely getting themselves vaccinated with the highest quality vaccines while the simpletons are staring at a bleak few months ahead armed with the most inferior vaccines. With no possibility of relaxing the lockdowns or quarantine periods for tourists, it will take a heavy on the economy.

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      the biggest threat Sri Lanka has not virus or corruption but leeches who suck the people and the country of the wealth through corrupt means of course.

      These leeches are more dangerous than the virus. The question is how to get rid of these leeches

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        Rajash
        Without having or encouraging a separatist or religious agenda must unite the country then work out a plan to vote out any one who is courrupt,anyone who is not listening to people’s concerns. Prevent the country turning out to be another Belarus or Myanmar.

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          Noel

          Hope you are not living in a fantasy world.

          “Prevent the country turning out to be another Belarus or Myanmar.”

          Forget rest of us however you should have a serious word with your good old friend and hero Mhinda and his 6.9 million .

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          Noel – “Without having or encouraging a separatist or religious agenda ….”

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          Separatist Agenda – Port City by the Rajapaksa’s to Chinese Boots on Sri Lankan soil soon
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          religious agenda – I may rephrase as minority agenda – again Rajapaksa against Tamils, Muslims, Catholics, Christians of this country
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      ReginaldShamalPerera

      Are you sure you wrote this comment?

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        Native Vedda, brother,🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

        I mysedlf instantly questioned it before passing my comment to his. I have no doubt his dearest and obsequeious wife should have written it for him.

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      Rsp@
      Silently rejoicing may be coming from sinhala buddhism which is far away from true teachings of lord buddha . I hardly believe slanken chrsts or muslims did it, because adherents of God led religions look at it in a similar manner. And the worst was that Rajapakshes led stupid leadership were pro forced cremations of COVID deaths. That was seen as step mother treatments from a govt to minorities. Thanks to Pakistan premier, it was later clarified but SB hypocrisy was revealed to entire world.
      We had good chances to purchase enough vaccine s from rich countries if stupid leadership was not late to order them. None of wiyathmaga experts had the wisdom to see it either. .Wiyathmaga proved that they are no better to uneducated Rajapakshes. IF Ranil was the premier, entire world would have helped with loads of aids. Devious Rajapakshes fished in muddy waters again. 🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨

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        Rational thinking is far away from current SLGO led by stupid double-pakshe. They dont care about people’s anxieties, react either with total ignorance. They are born hypocrites with hidden agendas against its own people. They shamelessly play with the innocent lives of the people 🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨May be due to lack political maturity . Leaders like doctor Merkel in Gernany are god given leaders. She sacrificed for her nation leaving away political rivalries.only heard the experts and their expertise .🤩🤩🤩Dr Angela Merkel s popularity is growing exponentially among everyone in Europe calling her ” Mutti der Nation “- the mother of german nation- respect come from her bold and wise actions 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

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    Regi is that you Bro. I am with you on this one. If Regie is pissed then it has to be real.

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      Vidhwa, I do not mind sharing some credit in detecting Rajapaksa virus and the variants MR, GR, CR, NR, BR – – – – which I had reported here on few occasions.

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    We are not seeing this as another Jaffna library, where the Lankawe Rapist army-imposed curfew, poured gasoline in the curfew time and set the fire to South Asia’s one of the most precise treasures. But we see this as the mindless, uneducated, rapist war criminal Aanduwa’ 40th Anniversary celebration of the Jaffna Library Arson. We, by May 25th, when news started to come out about the burning ship, asked a question if Aanduwa had any connection with that. The only reason that we had that time was this was the third ship disaster near Lankawe within a few months. Why are these junkyard wrecks coming near a harbor which is one of the busiest in the world? All these disasters took place within Lankawe sea borders. What is the ballet dancing rapist Army, Navy and Coast guards were doing without detecting & expelling while the polluting ships entered the Lankawe harbor? There is reasonable doubt that these ships coming to the Lankawe coast have a connection with Aanduwa. These ships are not welcome by countries’ active harbors, so Lankawe crook politicians are trying to make something above the cut by allowing these ships entering Lankawe waters, hoping to service them.

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    The question is why Lankawe government allow the X Press ship to anchor near Colombo Port while the ship was ordered not to come to the ports where it was intended to go? Why did the ship catch fire? We do not know the real reason. It was transporting dangerous materials. Accidents can happen. But what was this ship, which was in an emergency of chemical leaking, doing near Colombo harbor? Why did the ship come towards Colombo Harbor after it was diagnosed as an unsolvable chemical leak? That is why some Lankawe environmentalists are blaming the government for the ship fire disaster. This ship disaster is not the only one, but this is the third one within the short period.
    Sorry, it is not third, let me correct it; it is the third within the four. The fourth one seems to be the most interesting. Media is not giving any details of when, where, who, how………So I can only write what I read.

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    Lankawe is in the business of exporting illegal arms. Illegal Arms exporting is one of its famous trade with other same category of human trafficking, sex trafficking, money laundering, sea poaching drugs trafficking and all other the kinds of usual Sinhala Buddhist Intellectual Gentleman Trading. So, while they were uploading their merchandise, shipment fell into the sea. (Oooooohhh, No. Please, come on man, do not tell me the same old comic again! Did they report to the insurance company about the accident)? So sad and shameless concoction. The story goes on…… The dedicated & ingenious workers recovered some from the seabed, but others are lost. Do you remember a story, to which GL Peiris too contributed, that around 5 years ago Tigers were wrapping a suicide jacket in a 2002, Sinhala Newspaper and was bring it by bus to Colombo to detonate somebody in Wellawatte? The arms shipment story is concocted even better than that. But anyway, let me ask, “Who is doing this illegal arm trade and why did they suddenly decide to dump the shipment near to the shore”? Are they making the ocean shore, which was once described as pearl, as a dumping ground for international polluted materials?

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    It is not just the inland of the Island that has become the dumping ground for Chinese garbage as the media is complaining, even the sea is on the line for Buddagama Sinhala Buddhist Aanduwa. In the last Chitanta government, Lankawe leased the sea for Chinese drawlers to comb so the EU banned Lankawe fish export. Now Lankawe is playing a new inventive game with the international waters too.
    The burning ship was visibly sinking. Lankawe just denied without calling international help. Why? Because the recusing money will not come to Royal till but would go to Internal companies. Now the ship is in a condition out of control for even international experts, it is going to sink and destroy the Lankawe shore. Nothing can stop it sinking. Udayanga has promised to bring Ukraine tourists to watch the disaster remains.
    Long Live Buddagama Lankawe!

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    “Sri Lanka Has Not One, Two Viruses” (The caption of this article). Why shorten it in “Plural” terms to “TWO”? I would mention it in “Singular” terms to “ONE” as The entire Government of Nandaseeni Gotabahaya Rajapakse is a deadly “PANDEMIC” to the country and the people. If we can find a “VACCINE” to “ERADICATE” this ONE and the ONLY “Pandemic”, all other “Viruses” could be eliminated.

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      Evil Eagle, for some reason you are typing your comments in newly learned Chinese. Try English.

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    Has the President reached the highest degree of Human [ ? ] Wisdom as per Leo Tolstoy in his prized War and Peace?

    He seems to know nothing!

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    The biggest failure is Gota’s inability to strategize the COVID situation for the benefit of SL. He totally failed here. He could have scaled down ethnic problems very well if only he could think.

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    Gota is doing fine. Keeping Tamil-western-Indian terrorism and Jihadi terrorism in check is no easy task. Could not imagine if there was a UNP/SJB government or a Chandrika government in power. Sumanthiran and Hakeem would be the ones who run the country with the assistance of England and India. No thanks !!!

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      Andare 2.0

      Please let us know you point once you have worked out it.

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    How come China has a very low death rate?
    Some countries will be tempted to hide the true figures.

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      Noel

      “How come China has a very low death rate?”

      We have quite a few creative statisticians.
      Also we have mathematical geniuses such eminent politicians as Weerawansa and their 6.9 million support base.

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    That’s because China fortunately doesn’t have a sh*t load of western influenced pseudo experts as we do. Also China follows Confucianism not marxism or liberalism. Chinese government mostly employed indigenous medicine to treat corona. They developed the vaccines just to sell it to the outside world and make a profit. We have a bunch of psuedo experts who absolutely don’t know how to make vaccines but have the courage to foul mouth traditional Sinhala medicine. The biggest joke is to believe that we have real experts.we don’t.we had experts before 1815. After 1815 thanks to the British brainwashing masquerading as “education” we don’t have real experts anymore. So Gota and the government need to listen to Sinhala wedamahathwaru. They have treatments to corona. Experts want to bankrupt the economy throug enforcing lockdowns. No point of listening to local experts . They know nothing.

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      Andare 2.0
      After the rapid spread in Wuhan, China clamped down large areas and restricted travel. There is a risk in such strategy if vigilance is slackened.
      And there were few instances of fresh infection. (Whenever it happened, quite a few on this website celebrated and claimed that China was lying all along and cannot cover up the new wave.) The approach seems avoidance by strict control and vaccination with a sustainable plan. It requires public confidence and cooperation, and works.
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      Chinese vaccination was not hasty. Sufficiently large stocks were built before mass vaccination. Comparison with India will be pertinent. It did not hoard vaccine like the US. It gave it to countries in need. Call it vaccine diplomacy or vaccine trap. It helped without risking its population.
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      China did not use traditional medicine preventively. Pre-modern medicine has nothing to prevent viral and bacterial infection, but to keep mind and body healthy.
      Traditional medication exists for cold and flu. As the present virus is akin to cold viruses with symptoms like flu, tradition medicine could work to treat patients.
      Our folly was to concoct something and claim that it prevents infection. Ayurveda is scientific within a certain paradigm.

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