2 October, 2020

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Suba Anagathayak

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

“Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know” – Aldous Huxely (Ends and Means)

Almost 60 fishermen died at sea, because the authorities failed to warn about an impending storm.

No one accepted responsibility, no one apologised and no one resigned.

A Deputy Inspector General of Police was arrested for abducting and murdering a businessman. Subsequently the police announced that DIG Vaas Gunawardene has been heading a murder-cum-extortion racket for years.

No one accepted responsibility, no one apologised and no one resigned.

The Defence Ministry runs the police. The Ministry’s über-powerful Secretary loves to hold forth about everybody’s business. But the increasingly loquacious Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is doing a Thompson and Thomson[i] on the Vaas Gunawardene issue; ‘mum’s the word’ is his response to the execrable deeds of his former underling.

How was DIG Gunawardene able to commit so many crimes, for so long? What was Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s revamped, revitalised and refocused intelligence service doing while Vaas Gunawardene murdered and extorted, year after year? What guarantee does the public have that there aren’t other Vaas Gunawardenes, in the police and in the military? What steps is the government taking to protect the public from these uniformed-criminals?

Will the ultimate fate of Vaas Gunwardene be the same as that of innumerable other ‘criminal-suspects’, in the context of the Rajapaksas’ war against ‘Organised Crime’: shot dead while trying to escape?

When any individual/institution (religious or secular, public or private) is placed beyond scrutiny and above criticism, impunity proliferates and crimes multiply. The Vaas Gunawardene saga is an inevitable outcome of the Rajapaksa policy of freeing the armed forces and the police from public scrutiny and criticism.

In the last fortnight, the media carried several horrendous stories about wrongful-arrests and custodial-torture by the police. The victims of these abuses were not political activists/terrorist suspects but ordinary Sinhalese.

The cancer of absolute-impunity, which sprouted into malignant-life during the Fourth Eelam War, is now menacing the very same people who danced in the streets, in a triumphalist-frenzy, to celebrate victory, without sparing a thought for their Tamil brethren. Perhaps that mood of callous insouciance may not have become so pervasive had the regime allowed the media to report on the plight of ordinary Tamils. Due to the censorship, the South just heard about ‘humanitarian offensives’, ‘zero-civilian casualties’, ‘welfare villages’ and ‘Happiness Centres’. That ignorance gave an enormous fillip to the death of pity.

Once the Media Ethics proposal is enacted, the Sinhalese will know nothing about wrongful-arrests and police-torture, about abduction, murder and innumerable other horrors which befall their ethnic-compatriots. The resultant environment of ignorance will enable impunity to penetrate into every political nook and societal cranny, unimpeded.

The New Morality

This week, the son of a UPFA Pradesheeya Sabha member slapped the principal of his school. Last week, the monitoring provincial councillor for education in the NWP (another UPFA local-luminary) forced the teacher who disciplined his daughter to kneel in front of her class. The provincial councillor has since resigned but an improved future might yet await him. After all, Mervyn Silva resigned from his deputy-ministership, after he tied a public official to a tree, publicly; months later he was vindicated by the SLFP and promoted to the cabinet.

In Rajapaksa Sri Lanka, all servitors of the Ruling Family are beyond the law. Mervyn Silva’s son allegedly attacked an army officer and got away with it. Duminda Silva, a suspect in the Kolonnawa quintuple-murder and Sampath Chandrapushpa, the chief suspect in the Khuram Shaikh murder, are likely to get away scot-free, as will Minister Bathiudeen who allegedly threatened a judge and Rohitha Rajapaksa who allegedly attacked a referee.

Last week, members of the Sinhala Ravaya manhandled and ‘arrested’ a group of Christian missionaries. This week, members of the Sinhala Ravaya reportedly set fire to a meat stall in Tangalle, while the police looked on. The Sinhala Ravaya is currently on a march from Kataragama to Colombo, to protest against cattle-slaughter. If the Tangalle incident is anything to go by, the march, while failing to save a single cow from the abattoir, is likely to cause irreparable damage to Sinhala-Muslim harmony. Incidentally, has the JHU/BBS/Sinhala Ravaya bothered to inquire how many kilos of beef the military consumes, per day? Or why the government permits the exportation of beef? If the JHU/BBS/Sinhala Ravaya types are sincerely opposed to cattle-slaughter, they should beg the government to ban beef-exports and plead with the military to end beef-consumption. Stymie the demand; and the supply will dwindle.  Where there is a demand, there will always be a supply, legally or illegally. That is why America’s idiotically puritanical ban on alcohol failed (and why the US is losing the war on drugs).

The real purpose of the anti-cattle slaughter campaign (like the real purpose of the anti-halal campaign) is not to save bovine-lives but to cow Lankan Muslims into submissive-silence. The BBS-types want this for religious reasons while the Rajapaksas want this for political reasons.

Ultimately the Rajapaksas and their fanatical performing-monkeys will alienate and antagonise the Muslims just as their politico-ideological forefathers alienated and antagonised the Tamils.

Every political era has its own morality. Impunity is the fulcrum of Rajapaksa morality. In Rajapaksa Sri Lanka, anything which does not challenge familial rule is good and permissible, while anything which endangers familial rule is bad and criminalised. The only real crime is that of opposing the ruling family. If one is a loyal servitor of the Rajapaksas, one can get away with every other crime, murder and child abuse included.

Little wonder then, if a provincial councillor thinks he can publicly humiliate a teacher and get away with it. After all, he belongs in a charmed circle where every crime is possible, other than the crime of anti-Rajapaksaism.

Familial politics is based on a mindset which equates the interests of the Family with public/national interest. The promotion/protection of the Family becomes the most important end and the primary function of power. Once dynastic ambitions are added on, governance becomes even more undemocratic, imbalanced and myopic. When a ruler is guided by a vision so distorted, his actions become irrational and even self-mutilating.

The societal cost of impunity is obvious. But impunity will eventually boomerang on the Rajapaksas as well. Rulers incapable of rational calculations and enlightened self-interest destroy themselves, as well as their subjects, as the fate of Vellupillai Pirapaharan demonstrates, again.

When rulers have one law for themselves (and their followers) and another law for ordinary citizens, societal resistance is the only way to slowdown the march of impunity. The Sinhala-South must understand that impunity is a common threat to all Lankans. If the virus of impunity is allowed to spread, unimpeded, it will explode into a moral-ethical bubonic plague which will make Sri Lanka an unsafe home for all her citizens, including Sinhala-Buddhists. Even the less favoured Rajapaksa supporters will be unsafe, as was made evident by the fate of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.

Resistance is dangerous but there is no other choice if we are to avoid a future characterised by indecency, incivility and inhumanity, a future of marauding politicians, criminally-negligent functionaries, violent-fanatics and a system rotted to its very core.


[i] Of ‘Tin Tin’ fame

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    You might want to change the link on “Thompson and Thomson[i]” which is a local path to someone’s machine (you can see the name).

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      Who cares for a copy cat we are all Tin Tin (reg tm & copy right) fans from the 1930’s viva Flanders

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      Great Staff Thisaranee! Thanks for being on the ball and pointing to the rotten corruption in the Rajpassa regime. Yes we must all resist – but the resistance must be constructive and we need to focus on finding a viable alternative since the Sinhalaya modaya’s are timid and conservative and taken by the Rajapassa SPIN!
      Now is the time for a joint citizen’s campaign for Chandrika Bandaranaiyake to come forward to rescue, clean up and lead the SLFP once again..
      I am no fan of CBK but Compared to the murderous Rajapassa brothers and their thug sons, CBK was a paragon of virtue. Her children are educated professionals and at least she did not provide murderers like Duminda SIlva and the Kumara with protection..
      The culture of impunity MUST end and the Rajapassa brothers and sons and also the petty UNP DICTATOR Ranil Wickramasinghe need to be held ACCOUNTABLE and tried for murders, looting of the public wealth and criminality and or being accomplice to the above.

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        Well commented dude! Would like to add some more points. Ranil “the poodle of the Rajapakse” who is financed to keep the UNPers silent should be first thrown out of politics and from UNP before anything good can happen to our country. We are today suffering because of this spineless fellow. He is paid and given all the luxury at our expenses. Oh UNPers aggitate and send this for early retirement.

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          Piyal Jayaratne,

          It is not Ranil but buffalos like you who are responsible for the present mess in the country. You all bastards voted the uneducated Rajapakshas to for this regime and now you are blaming Ranil for your dastardly acts. First go to a mental hospital before you write anymore on politics!

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        Quite right impunity will eventually boomerang on the Rajapaksas. India has trashed Sri Lanka at cricket in England today and Manmohan will have to trash Rajapassa soon.
        CHOGM in Colombo will have to be aborted in September and Rajapassa’s immunity MUST END.

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        Thanks much Thisaranee – Is the criminal DIG Vas Gunawardene a relative of Sajin Vas Gunawardnene? What is the connection of the Vas Gunawarnene gang of thugs to the Rajapassa criminal mafia?

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      A 475-room luxury hotel is being developed in Colombo to provide accommodation for delegates attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November by the UDA under the defense ministry.

      Is it the job of the Defense Ministry to build luxury hotels on state funds while citizens have to pay double for electricity and transport.

      When will the Sinhalaya Modaya wake up and go on the streets to protest the Rajapassa military dictatorship that is looting the country – and holding stupid conferences and sports shows to boost the dictator’s ego – that citizens have to pay for – as in Brazil where people are protesting on the streets..!

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        The Rajapassa brothers are creating environmental disasters and mortgaging ALL the public resources of the country. Latest is that The State Resources and Enterprise Development Ministry will fell over half a million commercially valuable trees, on State-owned estates in the hill country, to raise three billion rupees for the settlement of the EPF and ETF contributions and gratuity payments of its employees.

        They were also planning to cut down 67,137 trees planted for commercial needs. The Victoria Park in Colombo has been denuded of all the old historically and archaeologically valuable timber rich treas by the UDA under Gota the Goon and replanted with puny new ones and Namal trees! Hambantota is an environmental disaster zone – all this to boost Rajapassa’s CHOGM show!

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          Dodo and Kapila,

          A 475 Luxury Hotel been built for CHOGM delegates. I wonder if this is part of the GK assets. Who is going to own it after CHOGM and who is spending money now to upgrade it. Whose money Defense Secretary is spending. Will the Citizens have any right to it’s revenue……or the money will go to someone’s pocket. This is no difference to the other Govt.Business mafias.

          Already 100% of Sri Lanka’s Budget, it’s economy, it’s Security, Defense, police and urban development, it’s Central Bank and It’s Parliament and the Judiciary is controlled by the Four Rajapakse Brothers. So it’s no point talking about economy and development.

          Not only that, our deep water fishing rights has given to China under hand and just to cover up, have employed few Sri Lankan Labourers in those trawlers.

          What they do is catch the fish in our waters and sell same fish to us and either to sell locally or Can them.

          Also I herd some Plantations, hotels and civil developments also have been leased to China with some local front companies to cover them up.

          Also our mineral sands been sold to China without proper tender procedures and with no price/ quantiny limits.

          Trinco Harbour could be next to go.

          Colombo harbour has dropped Traffic by 40%.
          The new Colombo South Harbour expansion could effect sea levels and sea sand upto Galle. Already sea surrounding Sri Lanka is one of the worst polluted in the world.

          Mattala Airport environmental disaster is the biggest ever in Sri Lanka’s history with never used jungle virgin soil with all it’s nutritions been covered with concrete over 2000 acres of cultivable land.

          Hambanthota Harbour was built with over 200 acres of Land been drenched into sea and again covered with concrete blocks.

          Sri Lankans should complain to International Environmental agencies on Govt. plan to chop down over half million trees when already climatic changes and disasters occuring due to the murder of our Jungles and vcaluable nature and fauna.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWhMUZHB610

          Very soon Sri Lanka will face natural catestrophes and climatic disasters due to these wasteful, near sighted and Greedy administration.

          This is Development Rajapakse style.

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    Thank you made for yet another razor-sharp analysis of “matters Sri Lankan.”
    I can hardly wait for the erudition of Mervyn Silva, (recently-interdicted DIG) Vaas Gunawardena, David Blacker and superannuated Irishman Padraig Colman in response to this bit of writing!

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      She is the best among the many. The saying alone

      ““Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know” – Aldous Huxely (Ends and Means)”

      is what I felt yesterday, after listening to some audio videos about srilanka. I really dont know why senior politicians remain further dead silence just neglecting all what they get to see in the country today.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTwC_bJ3KgI

      By listening to this audio, one of the great judges points out that it is easy to implement the law and order if Chief Justice is a capable and willing person. He accuses CJ of the county of not being wholehearted with any issues in the country today.

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        I wish TG all the VERY best, You are the best among few great journalists the motherland ever produced.

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        How can CJ be genuine, if the one who appointed is far from being genuine ?

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      I dont think DAVID BLACKER belong to the very list ?

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    TG you say “resistance is dangerous but there is no other choice” yes and agreed. But you should know that majority Sinhala Buddhist society of ours is a timid and a backward one, and not like the societies in West Asian countries. Probably it is the influence of Buddhism since childhood days. Why 1971 insurrection failed was the Sinhala Buddhist society in the south was indifferent to the need of the hour.

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      No what I see is, senior politicians have always taken a lead before the general public would do so in the country since then. Brutal war and 89 insurgency took the lives of all good political leaders, professionals and many other capable personalities. Today, the situation is sadly, almost everyone ALSO including remaining so called good ones from the past, Dew Gunasekara, Vasudewa and all the seniors are deadly silent. Perhaps, they are ALL old not being able to work on any efficient political agendas as had been before. Or they have changed their mind sets to stay deaf further, I remember once Dew reiterated, when time would come, he would fearlessly share his views. But this was 2 years ago.

      Have you read anywhere in the very recent months, that any seniors raised the question why even if several crime investigations did not bring unbiased verdicts. Eg. Baratha murder, Pradeshiya saba MP murder, Britisch tourist murder and many other cases that are made known to general public as the mentioned.

      Perhaps, unbearable cost of living today could be the reason general public to stay fully ignorant even if they are gunned down on broad day light.

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      Kautilya, a nice one; trying to score points for Sinhala Buddhists in the face of cowardly behavior of your countrymen.

      The other day I was reading an article on ethics in accounting and it said that without ethics people will stop believing in the financial reports put out by that entity (i.e. the Central Bank). If people completely distrust the reports the business would not be able to function.

      I think something similar is happening in Sri Lanka. No one wants to stick their necks out because they don’t trust each other. Remember the country is a culture of back-stabbers and double-crossers even from the time of Vijaya. It is an example of a country about stop working because people are not trustworthy.

      So yeah, no one is ready to take the initiative; but the reason behind is may not be as benevolent as you suggest.

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    Brilliant analysis, hope someone can get this into the Sinhala media.

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    Chinese under their new leadership are pumping USD 700 Miillion to build Luxury Pads,Super Shopping Arcades, F1 Race Track,and even a mini Golf Course in the new Colombo Harbor City.

    Japanese under their new Economic Expansionist Premier, are building a 26K modern Mono Rail to deliver passengers to the City Centre, Airport, Rail Station,Freeway to the South and the North,

    Junior Packer’s Mega Casino is a sure bet.

    Most of the posh Pads in old Colombo Postcodes ,have or are being snatched by the “Moderate” Diasporians.

    With the Dual Passports in the pipeline all Condos in the Harbor City will also end up with the Diaspora plus their Western mates.

    But the inhabitants don’t mind , as long as they can walk along the New Water Front like they do now on Waters Edge without having to get permission from PC Chiefs and their Police.

    Moderate vigilantes in Colombo definetely are in to a “Suba Angathayak” ,although they may not be too impressed to rub shoulders with our ordinary punters who will be flocking to the Capital for sight seeing.

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      Sumana, have heard/seen the recent protest in Brazil and why they are protesting.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      What is in it for the foreigners?

      What is in it for the inhabitants?

      What is in it for the clan?

      What is going to remain as Sri Lanka?

      Can they implant some brain into Sinhala/Buddhists and your brethren Tamils? There is a huge brain gap, needs to be filled urgently.

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        Native Veddah:
        Seldom agree with you COMPLETELY. However, you are dead right this time!

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          Aney Apochchi!

          “Seldom agree with you COMPLETELY. However, you are dead right this time!”

          What have I done now for you to agree with me?

          I must have said something wrong.

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            You naughtily vidda him aney.

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      Hay Sumane,

      Yes Harbours built in Hambanthota with no ships and with Boards written “not for Fishing and Swimming”, Airport in Mattala with Fake and Bogus flight schedules shown in the Internet, Power plants breaking down more often than working and now you say…… Golf course near the sea….

      How many golf balls are going to go into sea with each putt….and how many racing cars are going to race with sub standard gasolene.One could only think of playing Pocket Billard when next electricity bill gets their homes.

      Yes when the birds are unable to fly out of country safely, they want to have their fun inside, and casino mafia to hide the excess.

      I truly hope that atleast this time china will realise who the captain Hook screwed them and went through their nose.

      Therefore please understand that there is a big difference between a Village Mattaya and a Town Kattaya.

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    Timid and stupid Sinhalese monkeys would not chase Rajapakshas. If that is to happen an international intervention must happen. Let UN establish a caretaker government here until the situation imporves.

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    “In the last fortnight, the media carried several horrendous stories about wrongful-arrests and custodial-torture by the police.”

    Can you be more specific?
    Are you referring to the nuts and mallets?

    Be brave and call a ball a ball when you have to.

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      Why cannot, can’t you call a ball testes?

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    Dayan Jayatillake?

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      Looks like LEELA Angoda in action again with an other stage name as usual.Apperently, he cannot find any failt in this TG article. Signs of retirement of the regime supporters.
      So desperatley trying to crack a joke quoting DJ. Dr. Dayan Jayatilake is a well educated, a fair human being thousand times better the rogues in this regime.

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    The other day I was watching a video of the teacher, who was forced to kneel down, giving an interview to the media. In the middle of it all she fumbled through SLFP night-class propaganda phrase (kiyana de karana, karana de kiyana) referring to MR. She must have waited for so long to say this in public and in front of TV cameras must have seemed like the best chance.

    It struck me immediately that this woman must be a card-carrying member of the Rajapaksa supporters. Can you imagine the irony of the situation when a Rajapaksa dogs jump on one of his turkeys? Oh this is too good. This also would explain MRs call to this teacher. Remember, the Samurdhi officer didn’t get a call. This teacher will also realize that MR is not someone whose word can be depended on and this was all just an eyewash. The politico will probably get a Presidential Adviser position soon after the elections.

    Link to Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JpJk2zTKYI)

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      Katmai,

      Thank you for posting the link. This bloody bitch teacher who knelt in front of the whole nation is a whore bitch dong pre-election propaganda gimmick for Madamulana bastards and hoodwinking the whole country. This bitch utters the most untrue and farcical statement ever herd to be uttered: “kiyana de karana, karana de kiyana”!!! What bloody nonsense is this? No mention is required as to how the Rajapaksha donkeys kept their word! This lying bitch teacher must be fired and condemned for misleading and hoodwinking the nation!

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      Katmai, You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth. when watching this video it was my humble thoughts too.
      Either this Female Teacher has been forced to say that so unmatching phrase about MaRa ‘Kiyan de karana Karana de kiyana’ or this is a solid drama to blow this Thakkadi Regime’s image out of proportion. MaRa is the last person who does what this teacher had said. Utter Rubbish! I am not surprised that people blaming this Halmassa politician but iam confused as to why these fools praising the President. Did he do something extraordinary? Rajapakseas are directly responsible for todays lawlessness. But these fools say thank you to the regimist. How they have hoodwinked these poor foolish innocent public.
      High time to send the Medamoolana rogue bunch home. The problem is there is no UNITED OPPOSITION. Ranil cannot fight alone, he needs some support.

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        Ravana,

        “..Ranil cannot fight alone, he needs some support…”

        So long as there are these rice eating donkeys in the country there is very little space for an honest and professional politician like Ranil to serve the country. However, we must try every option to make Ranil take power so that this country can come out of this horrible state of destruction. I think in a few more years’ time with the current volume of imports of pesticides and poisons most of the fools who are holding placards and praising MARA for nothing would be dead and gone whereafter the remaining buffalos would be compelled to vote for UNP!

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          I cant agree with you more.
          We will have to bring UNP back someway or the other, RW as its leader. The sooner the better. If CBK wants she can support RW in order to topple this regime or even she can be his deputy, same goes too SF as well. Karu (in spite of his infamous betrayal)must support 100% RW openly. I still have some respect for Karu. The man is honest.
          RW must sack every double game players in the party, no matter what. We will have to educate people from village level. Every honest educated law abiding citizen in this country must come forward as a united with one slogan in order to save this land from this despot, foolishly arrogant, totally lost, uneducated, uncultured Mafioso family.
          BBS sect and all other sub racist sects weren’t made to protect Buddhism. In fact they are systematically killing the pure Buddhist Philosophy. BBS is taking direct orders from MaRa, Gota, Champika etc. MaRa doesnt give a damn about this Philosophy – all he wants is to be in power as long as possible and then his off spings after him.
          These idiots, The Rice eating Donkeys who support MaRa are really cheap, low class, jobless, beggars or thieves have mo moral or ethics whatsoever. They dont have brains to think future of the motherland or about their own children. These are the supporters this regime has. No class or quality. These buggers will perish soon.

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    Tisaranee’s whining has reached fever pitch.

    Rulers incapable of rational calculations and enlightened self-interest destroy themselves,

    Sri Lanka is not Zimbabwe. Do you see hyperinflation? Do you see armed gangs terrorizing people with guns and machetes? Tisaranee can pick all the isolated incidents she wants and connect them to Rajapakse, but he is not a dictator, at the end of the day.

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      Lester,

      At lease Zimbabwe do not hire their DIGs and Police officers as hired contract Killers.

      Also their every Govt. Goon is not a Thug, a Murderer, a Kappan crook, a Tsunami thief, Child and women Rapists, 10% commission Kakkas, A-9 Highway Police and armed forces check point Kappan “Bribe” takers and Land grabbers, white van abducters etc…etc…

      Also Zimbabwe don’t have cowards and party juumpers and sneakers in their Parliament, but straight foreward politicians.

      Therefore compare where both Ziumbabwe and Sri Lanka stand and come to your own conclution.

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        Jayantha,

        There is corruption in every country, except maybe Singapore. Did you know that 1 in 7 Americans is on food stamps? That means they are depending on government money to buy basic food essentials. The corruption here is that USA is spending millions a day to have wars in foreign countries, while the people at home cannot buy food with their own money. Actually, the real corruption is how the USA finances these wars: it is with endless money borrowed from China; as I posted earlier, the US national debt is $16,741,581,599,986.79. So that every US citizen owes the rest of the world $50,000. By this standard, even the Zimbabwe people with their worthless currency are better off than the Americans!

        My point is that being wealthy does not necessarily eliminate corruption. Having a Western-style democracy does not do the job either.

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          Lester,

          With all these facts you have written on USA, it is still the world’s biggest donor to the world. Their Food, Financial and material aid, disaster management and economic aid still leads the world.

          Also 60% of it’s natural resources are not been tapped yet. They are been kept in reserve. USA top soil is the highest in the world, means they could use their land and soil for Agriculture for Generations to come. There’s still more unnecessary wastage taking place there.

          Infact USA is the world’s number one wellfare country. They subsidise every thing and is the biggest wellfrare state in the world. That’s why so many people get these wellfare benefits including free schooling, health, food stamps, food banks, living quarters, home for the elders, social security and medicare benefits etc….etc…for needy people, which we don’t have.

          Also 80% of USA Borrowings are from their own Federal Reserve Bank which could ultimately write off the Government Borrowings…..where as in Sri Lanka we have to borrow from them and have to pay them. They print Dollars and use and pay with their own Dollars. But we have to buy dollars either from them or from others and have to pay back in Dollars….not in Rupees. This is the difference.

          Wars are money makers also for those who produce and sell Arms. Not to the ones like us who have to purchase from outside.

          Finally you have to compare Apples to Apples and not Apples to Oranges.

          Therte is no point talking economy in both countries when we send our women to middle East to bring us foreign exchange for our Maharajas to go in Rolls Royce and Mercedes Benz cars while chopping half million trees to pay back EPF,ETF Loans.

          Could write more but Hope you understand the difference.

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            Jayantha,

            USA is the biggest donor, correct, but it also has the highest debt. China has a much larger population, but it’s government has been running a budget surplus for more than 10 years now. In any case, US donations come with “strings attached.” First the donation, then the US will ask for other favors. Why do you think the US never donated to Iran after their earthquake? Unlike Pakistan, when the US used its airplanes to help. If the US wanted to “donate”, it will first remove the sanctions! Do you know how many children died in Iraq because of the sanctions put there by USA?

            “Estimates of excess deaths of children during the sanctions range from 100,000[7] to over 500,000.”

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctions_against_Iraq

            USA top soil is the highest in the world, means they could use their land and soil for Agriculture for Generations to come.

            It is easy for them to be self-sufficient in food, and soon they will be self-sufficient in energy, but still they invade poor countries to steal the resources.

            Infact USA is the world’s number one wellfare country. They subsidise every thing and is the biggest wellfrare state in the world. That’s why so many people get these wellfare benefits including free schooling, health, food stamps, food banks, living quarters, home for the elders, social security and medicare benefits etc….etc…for needy people, which we don’t have.

            Sri Lankans don’t need these things.. we know how to grow our own food, we have free schooling/healthcare, and parents stay with children in their old age.

            Also 80% of USA Borrowings are from their own Federal Reserve Bank which could ultimately write off the Government Borrowings

            No, the actual figure is 16%, not 80%.

            http://nationalpriorities.org/media/uploads/federal_debt_held_by_public.png

            USA borrows from China, more than anyone else.

            Wars are money makers also for those who produce and sell Arms

            Did you know that every time the USA starts a new war or threatens someone, the strength of the dollar increases? I do not know the reason why. But, dollars are in high demand in Iran as well as Syria. So it is clear that one reason why the USA is so wealthy is because of its aggressive foreign policy.

            Therte is no point talking economy in both countries when we send our women to middle East to bring us foreign exchange

            I agree with you on this point. Some sector of the economy should develop as a viable alternative to foreign remittances.

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      Mugabe Love You donkey do rajapassa ass licker.

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      Yes, the fate of srilankens is not yet comparable to Zimbabwians, but we have lot to do with them already – in coming few months, you will see what is going be – thanking to BURU, donkey minded, Rajapaske rule.

      Isolated incidents_ serie killers particular IGP in remand now, being produced by Rulers total ignorance are according to you single incidents ?
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivq-QhvKCNw

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      But you are, the much of a mischievous Lobster the intolerable parasite is a proof that there are millions of you who infest the dinghy of the Dyketator.

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      ‘Do you see armed gangs terrorizing people’
      Whats Gota and BBS are doing, you A/licker?
      What happened to Tsunami funds & LTTE Gold?
      Where is law and order in this country?

      You know what? Mugabe and Rajapaksa are so UGLY.
      Look at the picture above, he looks ‘kudhar wenna gahala’
      So we dont need them. its as simple as that.
      He is as ugly as you Leela Potter.

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        Terror is what your Sunni brothers excel at. 1000 dead in Iraq in 1 month. 93000 dead in Syria, in less than 3 years. Tip-cut morons, aka “jihadis” shouting “Allah Akbar”, that is what your religion is about.

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          Gon Leelo, My tip is very much intact. Dont worry about others private parts just reply if you can.
          You as usual try to run away when you are dumbfounded or you divert the subject. Here the topic was Jarapaksas atrocities and anarchy not hate speech.
          Mugabe, Rajapaksas and you are so Dreadful, Repulsive, Hideous and so UGLY.

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            Rooster aka Dodu,

            Go and join your Al Qaida brothers in Syria. Sinhalese Sri Lanka can take care of itself.

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    I feel that these fora are becoming very partisan in argument…those in support of one party are always defending their actions, while those opposed to a party are always defending their position. What happened to decent debate with respect? Why are people attacking each other rather than addressing the real issues? Isn’t this why the wrong doers always get away with daylight robbery?

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      Having observed and noticed your comments in the CT and earlier writings in the so-called “Pahana” in Melbourne; none can beat or better a sanctimonious, humbug like you deriving concealed glee and vicarious pleasure crowing like a cockerel from the roof top of an edifice that is rotten to the core and yet has the audacity and cheek to state it so brazenly on this CT website.

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      Have you noticed Tisaranee does not offer any practical solutions? All she does is associate said problem with a Rajapakse, and declare that the country will collapse shortly. Tabloid journalism at its best! Actually, most journalism these days follows a similar pattern. It is better to watch a video (live footage) instead and draw your own conclusions.

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      because the rulers would not give such chances to debate as you suggest.

      How can they do so – can they bring acceptable arguments why the govt of srilanka allowed serien killer like Duminda with prima facie evidence to return to politics ?

      Now the latest has been about the refuge of missing journalist -Eknaligoda – while the family and the French govt deny it, ruling govt silly MP seem to have guts to continue saying that his dream to have met the missing candidate in France is truthful fact.

      No matter victimized families would have to face all kind of curses, as it is the case with the human losses with the fishing families lately – absolute ignorance about the grave issues is the fact in this current regime. They have NO RESPECT FOR HUMAN VALUES.

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        Well, what do you think about Assange, the Wikileaks guy? He is hiding in the Equador embassy, because if he goes out, he will be deported to the USA and put in prison for life. So you see, every government is dirty. You complain about Duminda Silva, look at how the Western governments are giving money and weapons to Al Qaida terrorists to destroy Syria. These terrorists are cannibals who rape women and use sarin gas. They chopped off a 14-year old boy’s head because of his Muhammed remark.

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    Thank you Tisaranee for another great piece of work and a well written script. Your writing skills have inspired so many. It is like Michale Angelo to the art lovers and Newton and Einstein to Scientists and researchers.

    Yes “Suba Anagathayak” to Rajapakse Family and their party Goons.

    From planting endless Police and Security force Goons check points to rob and take Kappan from all lorry drivers in A-9 Highway, upto DIG and Police Kossa Contract killers, upto Parliament Kasippu, Drug, Casino and Business Mafia who also rob Hardworking Businessmen forcing ransom and robbing their Money, upto sending Govt. goons to foreign countries with Govt. visas taking bribery and Taking mega commission from every contract are a few of their living strategy.

    Now the CB has authorised off shore banking, paving way for Black money to go out of country legally.

    Yes, I truly agree with your curbing Cattle slaughter by BBS, Rawaya and Rawana Fat Pigs. After being well fed with unlimited Danas with all kinds of meat, these fat Cows Just want to make other Sri Lankans a sick society.

    Already 70% of our children are malnourished and out of that 90% are from Sinhala Families.Therefore by curbing the beef intake these fat Pigs bringing in a uture sick society to our country and specially among their own Sinhala community.

    These BBS, Rawana and Rawaya are the same crooks who are fighting to stop Cow slaughter, while asking Bottles of Arrack and Roast Beef Bites from my friends neighbour. Yes this happened in Ratmalana Buddhist temple and I could reveal everything if anybody is interested what these fat pigs do inside their temples.

    Also I will challenge with anybody to prove what these overweight fat Pigs are EATING AND DRINKING AND I WILL PROVE IT WITH LAB TESTS.

    I HAVE SEEN HOW VEGETARIANS LOOK, THEIR BODY SIZES, THEIR CALM BEHAVIOUR AND THEIR PEACEFUL LIFESTYLES AND HAVE DONE EXTENSIVE RESEARCH ON VEGETARIAN DIETS AND THEIR HEALTH AND THEIR BLOOD LIPIDS. THESE BBS, RAWAYA AND RAWANA ARE MERE FAKE CON BUDDHIST JOKERS WHO PLAY DOUBLE GAME.

    If the Government plans to listen to these Crook BBS, Rawana and Rawaya and stop cattle slaughter in Sri Lanka, All the Muslim Christian and other meat eating communities should demand from Government to import Beef and sell at the same price they currently pay for local meat.

    The opposition parties should work with the communities to demand from Government to sell imported meat at the same price as local meat and fulfill consumer demands and this is a must.

    The Rajapakse Political survival Mantra is to bring animosity and clashes among all communities and make them fight each other, and this cattle slaughter is working very well.

    Clashes among Muslim, Christian and Buddhist communities make Rajapakses survival strategy making them happy and satisfied.

    That’s why we demand Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike to come back to Politics and rescue her fathers party and the country from these absolute thug Alibaba crooks.

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      Mahela Can we afford to trust CBK again? Here are a few of potential candidates and how I see their suitability.

      1) Ranil W – Definitely a big NO ( he will loose even if he contests under the ideal conditions i.e 17 th amendment , UN supervision )
      2) Sajith P – Big NO (not worth , waste of time )
      3) Karu J – Yes , can be considered ( under the present scenario , he is the best bet from UNP )
      4) General SF – Yes, if his civic rights were reinstated
      5) Ven Sobitha Thero – Definite Yes

      Either way CBK presents is a must for a common candidate as she still holds a big sway in SLFP , hence the common candidate must be acceptable to both SLFP and UNP as well as other minority parties .

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        srilal,

        Like a fisherwoman yelling out to sell her last pound of rotten fish you have been unsuccessfully trying to sell these two patholayas to the nation! This KJ traitor is a total loser who crept under the sarong of MARA to suck his balls with a bunch of other traitors and then butt-fucked by MARA himself and chased away. Then this shameless bastard crept into the party again like a prostitute. Thereafter this ill-bred bastard re-staged his traitorous acts by creating another wave of revolts in the party in collusion with Sajith et al and the regime itself! The toothless foul-mouthed SF who could not retain the win he obtained is beyond hope and calculation. This bugger is now carrying out the dirty conspiracies of MARA in the pretext of saving the country! How can this man who hasn’t got even his civic rights do something for the country? Do you think MARA will give him civic rights to be attacked by him? The wet dreams you narrate here are ample proof that you are an utter idiot without an iota of knowledge about underlying political realities in the country. Go fly a kite, without wasting our time!

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          Muradewathawa ,

          First of all i was addressing Mahela and in a conversation with him , who asked you to jump in ? secondly i know there are still few bankrupt losers who are covertly bidding and unsuccessfully trying to protect the modern Don Juwan RW , get hurt by default , if any thing is written against their phony idol.
          RW is history, forget about winning a presidential election, will he be able to secure a victory at his own constituency in a general election ? it is a known fact that there are so many hired stooges for MR ,no matter what . same thing applies for RW , quite a few indiscipline , foul mouthed low life scum bags have infiltrated to this blog to spew their hated venom towards others who are against RW , i will fly a kite, if you don’t poke your bloody nose into other’s conversations mate!

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        Both Srilal and Muradewathawa,

        You both have your points on Sri Lanka’s politics.

        That’s why after researching on many issues I came to a conclution that it’s Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike is the best bet to Challenge Rajapakses and who could win elections.

        She has her Family political History, both local and International Community support, and blessings from all the religious and racial groups where Rajapakses are Lacking.

        also she could invite the best and most popular opposition MP’s to support her including senior SLFP ministers, Gen.Sarath Fonseka, Karu J. Rosi, Mangala,Ravi K., some left MP’s, Ven.Sobitha Thero, Sumanthiran, Azad Sally, ex.CJ Dr.Shirani Bandaranayake and many Minority MP’s and also clergy to support her. She also could get corporate,Financial, monitory, racial, religion and Political support from both local and International community which is much needed to win elections.

        Right now Sri Lanka is in the middle of both Internal and External Political Volcano and it can errupt anytime. Rajapakses created too many extremists and now they are haunting him.

        Also Rajapakses are facing a huge Economic catestrophe similar to Greece Bankrupt Fiasco and Rajapakses neither have any answers nor have support base both Locally and Internationally to rescue it.

        Therefore my prediction is that the more sooner Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike steps into Politics, the More chances she has to win back her Presidency and the Parliament. But nobody wants to govern a Bankrupt state that Rajapakses have created.

        Await for more surprises in the coming weeks and months.

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      Already 70% of our children are malnourished and out of that 90% are from Sinhala Families.

      Are you Muslim? I have noticed Muslims subscribe to many conspiracy theories, such as 911 was an “inside job”, and Hindus on the Godhra train burned themselves. 70% of Sri Lankan children are not malnourished; if this was the case, thousands of children would be dying everyday.

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        I am a Sinhalese and wonder why you cannot read my name. That’s why I worry to see our Race is being hijacked by these crazy uneducated BBS who only know to fatten their stomachs with Dana while depriving others from eating a nutritious Meal.

        Go and check with other countries and study their FOOD PYRAMIDS THAT SHOW WHAT A NUTRITIOUS MEAL SHOULD CONTENT WITH. Have you herd about a Food Pyramid….or a half plain tea….I wonder.

        Go to China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Burma, Nepal etc, and see what all these so called Buddhist countries have in their meals.

        That’s why I always say that there is a difference between a Religion and a Religion preached by absolute uneducated Mattayas.

        Yes go and read the latest Sri Lanka’s world child development and child Nutrition report. Our children lack in both Nutritious diets, low in Vitamins and Minerals and slow development and weight issues. Same when it comes to international sports and physical activities.

        Tell your President to import meat and give them at local price if he is going to stop Cattle and animal Slaughter…….or ask him to introduce the new Punnakku and Thanakola Curry diet. The next generation of Cows.

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          I don’t know what rubbish you have been reading, but you sound like a heroin addict. Don’t worry about the Sri Lankan diet, which is much fresher and organic than the Western one. Go for some treatment at Angoda.

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            Please explain….”Don’t worry about the Sri Lankan diet, which is much fresher and organic than the Western”….

            Is this the reason why Kidney and Liver disease spreading so fast and people die all over Sri Lanka now……and worms in Fried rice and dengue is spreading all over.

            Why don’t you first talk to the Heroin Kin pin cartel mafia who import and distribute them among communities with the help of Police and other party goons.

            Please check your head first to see who should be in Angoda.

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            Lester,

            Please don’t try to teach me about what organic Foods are all about ok. I have tried, eaten and have done research on organic foods.

            Your description on organic foods…….”it means in Sri Lanka, people can buy vegetables straight from the farm at outdoor bazaars and small shops. Sri Lankans do not have to eat fruits and vegetables shipped hundred of miles from far-away places, like in Europe and North America. Also, Sri Lankans do not have to eat tasteless genetically modified food, such as this:” ARE WRONG.

            First I ask have you ever been to a Farm in Sri Lanka and watched how those people grow vegetables….mostly up country.

            Have you been to a Fresfields store or Organic Markets and talked to them about organic Foods, how they are been processed and to taste the difference.

            http://www.ask.com/wiki/Organic_food

            Go and check with the Government where they get all their seeds from. Now 90% of the seeds Govt. import are GM seeds including paddy and vegetable seeds.

            Check what type of chemicals,pesticised, fertiliser and manure they use.

            Go to the villege and see how they use these chemicles.

            Check how many times the Govt. does soil testing in various agriculture plantations. Go and check if GOSL ever does reports on soil particles, their density levels,PH, chemical and nutrition levels in each agriculture districts every quarter before and after harvest.

            http://www.ncagr.gov/cyber/kidswrld/plant/soiltest.htm
            http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/AS-4.pdf

            Could you buy a fresh Mango or a Plantain or a papow in Sri Lanka where now 90% are been forciably riped through artifical means.

            Go and read again to find what Organic Food means.

            Please do your research before writing lies.

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              @ Jayantha,

              I have relatives who own big farms, so I know what I am talking about. I bet you have never been outside of Sri Lanka; that is why you are trying to say Sri Lankan food is genetically modified. Let us start with milk. Fresh raw milk is very unique and easily accessible in Sri Lanka. That is why Sri Lankan curd and Sri Lankan ice cream taste like something from another galaxy, when compared to the Western variety. In the USA for example, raw milk is banned in 18 out of 50 states:

              http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2012/09/is-raw-milk-safe-e-coli

              Lack of access to fresh raw milk is one reason why the USA has the highest rate of obesity in the world:

              http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/hea_obe-health-obesity

              Now, what crap are you talking about Sri Lanka importing GM food? GM foods have been BANNED in Sri Lanka:

              Soya beans and all products that contain its derivatives including soya milk, soy sauce and soya flour are banned as of May 1 under the Health Ministry’s decision to ban all Genetically Modified Foods (GMF) in the country, Health and Indigenous Minister John Seneviratne said. Foods must be certified as GM-free before they will be allowed.

              The Minister said several other imported food items produced using this technology will also be banned until produced without GM ingredients. This includes imported tomatoes and tomato based food products (ketchup, sauce, puree), corn (maize), corn flour (maize flour), cheese, potatoes and products containing potatoes, bakers and brewers yeast, beet sugar, microbiological starter cultures used in foods (like yoghurt cultures).

              Weyland Beeghly, the agricultural counsellor for India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, admitted “There is a view in some circles that this is a very risky technology and that the US is testing it on the poor populations of developing countries.”

              The new law introduced by the health ministry bans all imports of raw and processed food in 21 categories if they have been genetically modified.

              http://www.progress.org/gene65.htm

              You are the liar here; earlier you were claiming US foreign debt is 16% when it is really 80%. Now you are talking some rubbish about non-existant GM foods in Sri Lanka.

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    The saying “kotala kotala kottoruwa kehel gahata kotapu dawasa”….This is what is going to happen to Rajapakses’.

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    “Sri Lanka is not Zimbabwe. Do you see hyperinflation? Do you see armed gangs terrorizing people with guns and machetes?..” Lester, dear
    chap – you are watching Part I. Part II will soon be yours to see and feel – courtesy the infallible megalomaniacs.

    Senguttuvan

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      Arab Spring will not happen in Sri Lanka… even if people in S. Lanka are dissatisfied, most of that anger is not directed at the Rajapakses, at least not yet.

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    As someone wrote, our future (anagathaya) is behind us – thanks to the Rajapaksas who have destroyed the future of at least the next few generations. The Sinhala Kallathonis illegally escaping by the sea – due to impossible living conditions – is already increasing.

    Senguttuvan

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      mad people don’t know about the development.they protect our country.I think he is not a srilankan. Since Rajapakshas we live in freedom.they protect our country.

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      You live in the wrong planet?

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    great Piece of Article. Plez write in sinhala also, so that the majority of the population would be able to read and understand.

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    Has Sengutuan become desperate too, to call us inhabitants Kallathonies, despite our generosity to give Passports (Not Dual) to nearly a Million of them who escaped from the future Eelaam?.

    This was when our real and pretend Vellalas didn’t want to to be mates with them and even called them Dalits.

    Sengutuan’s new Idol Sambandan’s God Son of course took care of two generations of Tamils as one poster said.

    Dr Singh has enough problems with the Tiger pups in Tamil Nadu who have been adopted by the CM Jayalalitha and playing Puck with Indian Foreign Policy and Foreign Trade.

    And Singh can’t do a thing about it because his ass is on the line at the soon to be held election.

    Now the point is can the good Dr ask the Srilankan Prez to give the LTTE proxy Sambandan Police Powers and freehold Title to common land, when his coalition partner the ex Militant Premachandra openly declared that there is no room to build a Freeway and Chinese are not welcome in any part North.

    And this is just the starters.

    Although Sambandan will be more than happy to create a major confrontation ( Isn’t it the ultimate goal of the Sambandan, Emmanuel, Rudrakumaran Troika) and get the Diaspora IC and Ms Pillay to draw a Green Line, would Dr Singh want a confrontation with the Chinese just to please Tiger puppies in TamilNadu?.

    After all besides Jaylalitha’s mob, aren’t another One Billion Indian people who want to see their neighbors live in peace and harmony and look forward to a “Suba Anagathyak” for both India and Srilanka as Unitary, Sovereign Nations.?.

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      Dear Mr Sumanasekera:

      I have a higher opinion of you to display a fault line here. Despite the efforts of throwing an estimated million people, who toiled for the Green Gold of the country for over a century -a highly flawed and elections-motivated Citizenship Act was made into law, insensitively de-franchising them. Remember many Sinhala MPs in Parliament cried foul for decades against this discriminatory legislation. Those kindly Buddhistic efforts of RG Senanayake – and later Hector Kobbekaduwa – to “drown them in the sea” did not succeed. Nehru knew how international law works and chose to discuss the matter with the Ceylon Govt through diplomatic means. He did not allow the issue to become an open diplomatic spat. The Sirima-Shastri Agreement “solved” the issue where India was to take 675,000 and Ceylon 325,000 over 15 years (?)with a similar arrangement to the residual interim population. So, my friend, it was hardly “generosity” that you chose to describe it as.

      Since you feel slighted at the reference to Kallathonis, let me assure you this is the Tamil version of unauthorised sailing vessles. Isn’t this what many Sinhalese are taking flight on now? Have you found out as to who the princely VVIPs are behind this “people smuggling rackets” (Australian Govt description) are and what is the going rate for each person smuggled out in concert with gangsters on the way, Nauru and Australia?

      Senguttuvan

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      K.A. Sumanasekera,

      None of the other countries in the world such as East and South African Countries, almost all Carribean countries and some South East Asian countries that British Brought Indian Labour under their occupency similar to Sri Lanka, never forced them to go back to India after they got their Independence.

      Infact almost all the Indians who are citizens now in these countries are doing even better and live a very good life even better than those native people. I have personally seen these Indian people who British brought doing so well now. Many of them are Land owners, rich farmers, businessmen and qualified Professionals. Many native people work under them in farms and Businesses…where as in Sri Lanka they still pluck tea in estates.

      Many Indians even moved to England from those countries including many during Idi Amin’s era in Uganda.

      No wonder our Political buddies are building closer ties with Uganda now, to show them how to live with other communities and may open a BBS, Rawaya, Rawana branch there.

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    Geneographic project reveals how mankind evolved from its cradle to every nook and corner of the world following the main routes of evolution.

    A new project, culturegraphic project, must be initiated to establish how man’s cultures have started and evolved-it could be more difficult and controversial yet. In parallel, another project, religiographic, too must be undertaken both of which must glean the original essence of the founders and ascertain and discern the impact they have created on civilizations-whether it is negative or positive, whether man has retarded or progressed, culturally and inwardly.

    It would be very interesting to find out how Sinhalese Buddhists have progressed throughout the history and up to the present time. I think they have degraded stratospherically both culturally and inwardly! And this Rajapaksha regime is the culmination of the Sinhalese Buddhists’ utter degradation. Geneographic findings point to genetic mutations as the reason for regional groups of similar hues and characteristics. The developed countries indicate the mutations that took place in those parts of the world have worked for the betterment of the nations and their cultures-they have a sense of their rights and values. But these Sinhalese Buddhists have nothing! Any dog can came and pass shit and pee on their heads but they wont utter a murmur! This is the evolutionary turn their genetic mutations have taken including their socio-religious mutations. This is a most despicable mutation which ultimately lead to the creation of a total despot, already we have a half-boiled despot. And this nation of idiots are very proud of it!!!!!!

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      Mr Sengu is not much up to speed when it comes to boat people seeking asylum in Australia.

      Even Sinhalase who pay big bucks and reach Australian Waters have to at least pretend that they are Tamil LTTE supporters to get an application form.

      Else they are shipped back, sorry flown on the next charter,

      The ex LTTE Hierarchy in Australia provide all logistics, money for the agents,and high profile legal assistance to their boat people

      LTTE remnants operate the boat services .

      Australian Labor is doing a Harper to win the marginals with the Tamil support.

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    Packer casino and Kriss Groups Fort Hotel are nice if you have insane amounts of money to spend. Unfortunatley the very fools who would have frowned on such projects if they were done by the UNP are now cheering them with no shame and total dementia. These investors are only looking to park there money in a location where they can tap into the Chinese market without being in China. Not much benefit to the local economy. At the rate things are going the local economy is heading south. We can see the beginings of Zimbabwe II emerging.

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      Reader Haramanis may have heard what I have – that this Indian Krrish
      Group outfit has recently shown signs of pulling out. Mangala Samaraweera wrote publicly this could be a flybynight gang trying to make a massive fast megabuck super-deal using venal VIPs, paying them peanuts. Mangala may not have been wrong in claiming the Group’s intention was to borrow as much money from local banks without covering collateral – again with help from local political elites – and raise local funds from future buyers. The suspected plan is to vanish at a later date. BoI records are full of such sham investors. Both State Banks are full of unpaid borrowings of crooked investors. Fortunately, decent and patriotic officials in the BoI and the Finance Ministry have resisted the suspect moves. Harsha, Ravi K and the UNP/JVP have raised their voices in Parliament in this issue. Krrish was to bring in – in cash – the full project value months ago. From what we hear, they have not even done a fraction of it even in an year although their political backers her appear to have secured for them several deadlines.

      Senguttuvan

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        Senguttuvan,

        So this could be similar to the scam like the Embilipitiya Paper Factory, where the Foreign owners got a huge Borrowing from local Banks, double the value by Mortgaging the Land, factory and Machinery and then suddenly disappeared within one year keeping polla to many banks and employees EPF and ETF.

        Same with Many FTZ,IIFA, Latest Oil shipment and many others.

        It was Rajapakses who first restricted BOI projects to a huge over US $400 million investments and up …..which was a very high investment level then, soon after end of the war and now starving to get BOI investments.

        It is the same Rajapakses who Bankrupted our the local small industry and private businesses, imposing tax after tax while increasing Utility and OH costs to those businesses.

        Now 70% of industry and private Businesses are gone broke due to Rajapakse’s crazy economic development including EU GSP status.

        Now many International Investments are heading towards Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bangladesh.

        Better rescue our country before Rajapakses taking it on a HARAKIRI Murder Suicide Mission, and before Kangetta hit our Central Bank.

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    Sunday Leader Staff Tissaranee – You are still great.U are on the BALL, SPINNING. !!.Why not call Ms Jansz and Tissanayagam and Commence a new sunday Leader for the Sri Lankans to read via http://www….

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      bganendra – Janz I arnt sure though a brave woman. My choice is Dilki Samanmalee would be just great.

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        Janz was an outstanding investigative reporter.
        When there is a grenade on your seat you would be more of a coward than her.

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          What I said was ‘I am not sure about Janz, Although she was a brave woman’ I didnt say she was a coward, all I said was I arnt sure. If you cannot understand that its your bloody problem.

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            “bloody problem.”
            You sound like low groan halal, no?

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