19 September, 2020

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Take A Stand For Injustice

Take A Stand For Injustice: Mervyn’s Goon’s March Going On Right Now

By Visakha Tillekeratne

Mervyn Silva

In order to show our solidarity as right thinking citizens of Sri Lanka (not anti Rajapaksa but pro good governance citizens by the way) and to protect the tragic situation that the judiciary is in today, a friend and I took to the streets of Hultsdorpf around 10.40 am to join in with the lawyers at the People’s March, to take a stand for Justice. We were dressed in black and white to show our solidarity that this is indeed, a black and white issue. Of course as a result we were easily identifiable as those supporting the cause. Could not get near the meeting organized by lawyers, but got first hand experience of government goon squads.

As we attempted to get past the roundabout opposite the Supreme Court, a group of thugs who could be identified as drug addicts and drunkards, lured to the area with a bottle of arrack and  packet of lunch, intimated us with poles and stepped threateningly towards both of us and the persons standing by who were also intimated.  The language used wasmild at first and  obscene to the extreme towards the end of the dialogue. These loyalists of the government shouted saying we are Sri Lankans and who are you? It was a good opportunity to stand our ground and to say we too are Sri Lankans, but for a righteous Sri Lanka. Looking at their faces, these men would stop at nothing, and the violence that one sees is real and horrendous.

Later on several of these violent demonstrators were identified as residents of Kelaniya and Mervyn loyalists, who are released all over the country when the state requires intimidation of its citizens. These incidents are quite frequent today, as is well known.

We moved on near the Bo Tree outside the courts and were standing by near some kiosks to ask a lawyer to accompany us into the demonstration, when all hell broke loose and the intimidators started running towards a group of supporters of the lawyers, using filth and brandishing their instruments of terror. The building we stepped into was also attacked and the glass broken. All this happened while the Police were standing by, passively.

It was extremely heartening to be part of this experience and to realize the dangers and vulnerabilities of being Sri Lankan. It also strengthens one’s resolve to bring about what is right, through peaceful and intelligent actions that are strategic and long lasting.

One cannot help but think of the prudent and timely direction, given by Dr Deepika Udugama, academic of repute and human rights activist, at a seminar, on the 8th of January – Sanvada, organized to make the youth of Sri Lanka aware of the current crisis with regard to the impeachment. Dr Udugama was quick to point out that people’s sovereignty reigns supreme, and to give vent to that power of sovereignty, it is the middle class and professionals who should and can give leadership to positive and peaceful change, as the poor and marginalized have too many problems of their own to be concerned about such matters and are deliberately denied the right kind of information to act. This is true for Sri Lanka, unlike India where the poor do come out on the streets against injustice and have vibrant protests. Of course the Indian government does not intimidate its people and it is a healthy democracy.

So fellow citizens of the middle class, you will have to come out of your introspection and comfortable existence to make a change. Save the country for the next generation, to say our forefathers have safeguarded not only the land and assets, but values, principles and the rule of law.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dclPnk_eVlo

See the pictures here;

Pictures Of ‘Hulftsdorf Coup’ Today: Government Thugs At Work

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    Very interesting ,although a bit intriguing.

    Sujatha’s take has a rather “Happy Ending” where she managed to over power these goons (“junkies”.as Visaka describes ) by playing mind games looking straight in to their eyes.

    But if they are junkies it would have been pretty difficuit for Sujatha because junkies dont have clear focussing ability.

    Anyway , this is valuable in case Sujatha and Visaka want a refugee Visa or a protection Visa.

    But they should take only Visaka’s “take” on the incident,especially if they want protection Down Under ,for the immigration there are pretty sharp nowadays, for obvious reasons.

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    THESE GUYS ARE ALL FROM HAMBAN THOTA (MUSLIM LANDING AREA).
    THEY ARE ALL DRUG DEALERS AND ARE ISLAND RE-CONVICTED CRMINALS (IRC).

    MERVIN WAS CONVICTED FOR ARSON AND ATTEMPTED MURDER WHEN HE WAS A TEENAGER.

    MERVIN WAS SENTENCED TO MAGGONA REHABILITATION BY THE CRIMINAL COURTS UNDER CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS ACT.

    AT MAGGONA MERVIN MET THE MOST NOTORIOUS YOUNG CRIMINALS AND KEPT IN TOUCH WITH THEM TO DATE.

    MERVIN ESCAPED FROM MAGGONA AND STAYED A FUGITIVE FOR A LONG TIME.

    MERVIN LATER FOUND EMPLOYMENT AS A LABORER THROUGH INFLUENCE.

    MERVIN WORKED AS A LABORER AT THE COOPERATIVE WHOLESALE ESTABLISHMENT.

    HIS STORY GOES ON FOR A LONG WHILE.

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      Wow! The guy has all the qualifications to be a politician in the modern Sri Lanka parliament.

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    Mr Sumanasekera is always blaming others and supporting the government in whatever they do. Looks like you stand to gain a lot from this corrupt government being in power

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    It is true that the middle class and the professionals must give the leadership. But the fact remains, they are a minority and the poor are the majority. They do not know what is happenning in the country and vote for MR a the war winning President
    Srinath

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    Thank you both for doing your part to instill good governance in our sorry state. But… who are these ‘middle class’ that you are trying to awaken? Are these the bunch of idiots who think pink stones on pavements and nocturnal races are progress? Even if they are not allowed to cast a single vote for the rest of their lives they won’t even know what that means. As long as they can continue their empty headed lives as they know it they won’t give a damn!

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    nimal well said. you are 100% right. he has completely what he did when he was kissing cb’ass.shame on you sarth.you are too responsible for whats happening in there today.

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    I trusted MR to bring prosperity for the country after he ended the LTTE. But alas he took a different route and is establishing a cult. The aim seem to be in power for ever. He does it by injecting nationalist feeling in to the people and rejecting every valid criticism as a western interference.In this he has a strong ally in China. His method is to build a chinese model while having flawed multiparty democracy where the opponents are bought outright with massive favours or indirect threat by his goons like mervyn. Unfortunately a majority of Sri Lankans have succumbed to his tactics and are blindly supporting him. Even the private sector who originally was opposed to him is now supporting him for the same reasons. They also see a development in the country giving them the opportunity to make money, which they welcome.
    CJ impeachment has aroused international criticism. Shirani Bandaranayaka was a puppet of MR , for she too was appointed by him and did favours to him. Impeachment is wrong because of this time it is a personal vengeance for she not supporting the Divineguma bill.

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