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Take Over The SLFP Headquarters

By Shantha Karunaratne

Mr Sirisena and Mrs Chandrika must walk into the SLFP Headquarters with thousands of supporters, drive out the stooges and take over the Party. They should summon a Party Conference and ratify the new line without delay. Now that Rajapaksa has fled who is going to challenge them? The SLFP is a party that has played a specific historical role in Sri Lanka that one may broadly describe as nationalist, populist and oriented to the needs of the rural middle classes. This is a role that the UNP is not naturally inclined to fill; therefore Sri Lanka needs a genuine political party of this type. Under the Rajapaksas the SLFP degenerated into the petty fiefdom of a clan degenerated into a den of thieves and sycophants. It has to be rescued.

Maithri CandrikaThe party belongs to its stalwarts not to some Rajapaksa family enterprise; especially now that this enterprise has gone bankrupt and its board of directors fled the Island. By falling under the influence of Ranil and the UNP the Sirisena-CBK faction may be forced into playing a free-market economic role beyond what it is naturally inclined to do. In foreign policy too the SLFP, especially under Mrs B, expertly balanced between the West, the ‘Socialist Block” and India. The Rajapaksas completely screwed up this balance, and did great damage to our foreign policy standing, not to mention skewing Lanka’s foreign debt into excessive reliance on China. Ranil may push the new government too far towards the West. Even if he is careful and avoids such a blunder, the SLFP needs its own policy stand to counterbalance potential unwise pressure from the UNP right-wing.

The Sirisena-CBK faction was forced into a painful compromise and to fall under the influence of the UNP since there was no other way to rescue the country at this moment. But now it needs to stand on its own feet. This group cannot gain strength and independence until it recaptures the SLFP and restores the party’s credibility with the masses and has an operational political tool to work with. Therefore recapturing the SLFP and kicking out the rotten eggs is an urgent national obligation.

One other useful side effect of this will be that it will assist the Kariyawasam-Vijaya Kumar-Lal Wijenayake-Wimal Rodrigo-Jayampathi left faction in the LSSP and the Michael Fernando left faction in the CP to push down the opportunist leaders Tissa Vitarana and DEW and take over party leadership and rebuild the LSSP and CP. As for Vasudeva’s party it is dead duck; its only hope is to beg the LSSP left-faction for a merger on a promise of unconditional good behaviour.

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    Mabrook, Congrats to the people of Sri Lanka. It’s time to develop your country with equal opportunities to all citizens. May the dark days never return.

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      Sri Lanka politics is ‘History Repeats Itself’

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        “”‘History Repeats Itself’ “”

        Ha ha confirmed you are not jewish- they dont hide what they see.

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      Yes, now we can go back to licking British and American asses, call Solheim again to solve our problems and let Colombo become a jungle of rubbish where no one can walk proudly.

      We can get used again to the uhm”aahiing of the backbone-less Ranil who will be leading from behind (in more ways than one), with Mangala.

      Slaves would be lighting crackers, but the upright, proud Sri Lankans will be getting ready to take the country back from foreign interests.

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        You mean foreign interests like China? lol. Slaves of MaRa like you will sure not light fire crackers. Feudal system of MaRa clan is going to end once your hated Ranil becomes PM. So sit tight and enjoy the show in front of the laptop given by your master :-)

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        Victor:-

        “…..and let Colombo become a jungle of rubbish where no one can walk proudly.”

        Why only Colombo? Travelling around the Country you could see all the Beauty Spots like Waterfalls and Tourist Sites, desecrated with Rubbish, by our Public.

        Did you think that the last regime was right in getting Slaves to clean up the rubbish, left by You and a Careless Public?

        What was necessary was an Education Campaign to teach the Public not to litter, and provide sufficient covered Bins to dispose of Rubbish. This could be achieved by Government advertising on TV and other media.

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        By heritage yes, so I think its better than living on Chinese shit. You are what you are writing in English thanks to the British. Otherwise you would still be roaming around Mihintale in a loin cloth if you were lucky to find it. Its sad the deals MR had with LTTE diaspora had did not come through. Victor, Please hang black flags on you entrance..

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          You must be RAT-Nayako, right?

          Now you have an executive president who comes from mahiyangana, who wore a loin cloth until recently.

          You British boot licking Rshole do not seem to realise that because you are too stupid!

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        Your name Sumanasekara?

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        “now we can go back to licking British and American asses”

        Victor were you doing that before you started on the Chinese? No one will stop you: whatever that tickles your fancy.

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      What happened to the predictions of nation s

      a) ASTROLOGER – Royal astro man ?

      b) Self proclaimed political analyst – born bred selfish creature

      Dayan Jayathilaka/Rajapakshe/Silva ?

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        White Van

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      Not to ruin the celebrations.
      Task 1.The new President, Maithripala Sirisena, will take his oath of office”.

      Task 2.A Cabinet of not more than 25 members, including members of all political parties represented in Parliament, will be appointed with Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister.” Check it out!!?

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        Restore all Fonseka’s rights and losses.

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      A massive exercise of “computer jilmart” organised by the British embassy in the conduct and results release of the 2015 Presidential Election has just been revealed.

      The conspiracy has involved posting the results on the Wijesya Newspaper site (Daily Mirror and lankadeepa”), exactly 5.30 hrs before (in British time) they were released in Colombo. The British embassy has organised the jilmart with Chandrika months before, and a team from Colombo University has been involved in launching it.

      As part of the conspiracy, the Electoin Commissioner(Belekkaya) prescribed the use of a particular pen provided by him only, for voting. This pen has been used previously in the George W. Bush rigged American election of 2000. This explains the extremely close results against all pre-election signs, in the Rajapakse hinterland electorates.

      An election petition will be filed in the very near future.

      Wait for more news.

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        LMAO!!!!
        DM and Ada Derana were releasing the results at the same time a minute past News 1st released results.
        As regards to the pen its the same used by Exam paper Markers.

        Keep entertaining us IT lauditor

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      Now we have a Gamarala leading the Sinhala Modayas. Thank god we are free of that Rajapakse bugger. He was too smart and dedicated.

      We will tak Gamarala and Konda Nethi Eka to the cleaners as soon as we get the o’seas diaspora organised again to buy weapons.

      Wait for us, all those wh voted for Gamarala. Thank you.

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      Equal respect for all the poor the weak the rich and for all. Which doesn’t cost anything. All you need is courage and good heart.

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      MAY GOD BLESS OUR NEW PRESIDENT AND HIS WONDERFUL TEAM GONE ARE THE DARKEST DAYS OF WHITE VAN ABDUCTIONS KILLING OF JOURNALISTS AND INCARCERATIONS OF THOUSANDS OF TAMIL YOUTHS WITHOUT ANY TRIAL UNDER THE PTA AND OTHER DRACONIAN LAWS OF THE RAJAPAKSE’S AND LET THERE BE PEACE AND PROPERITY IN OUR COUNTRY.

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    The one important question.

    COME ON pASSA LET GO!

    IS THE RAJAPASSA ADMINISTRATION STILL BUGGING COLOMBO TELEGRAPH??

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    “”The party belongs to its stalwarts””

    The opium of the masses `the party` what a fox you are Shanta Karu.

    The west is beseiged with the party and billions are conned into it- be human you are `werelion` like the mahawamse or hun chinese.

    The lefty party that is dead as a party world wide and unable to see the light but blames a right party all along for its own 66+ misery-
    Colonial `Shit Bucket` `Sihala Buddhist` jaya wewa appeth anduva.

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    AAYUBOWAN,

    WANAKKAM,

    ASSALAM ALAIKUM,

    MABURUOOK,

    “RAAJAA BAHAWATHU DHAMMIKO”.

    Wish The Honourable New President will keep his promise of 100 days.

    “RAAJAA BAHAWATHU DHAMMIKO”.

    We want a good opposition from Rajapassa, Including Dr Merwin silawa, Upaasaka Kudu dumuinda, Gampaha Kadu Sarana, Bomb Aluth gamage.

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      Keep dreaming!! this ‘100 day plan’ was a smoke screen to get into power. Anyone who knows politics will know this… But the good thing is, this bull shit will only be till April 2015. MR will be back.. Enjoy till then, losers….

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    We are so very fortunate to have Mr.Maithreepala Sirisena as our New President.

    Most Tamil and Muslim people have helped to changed the horrendous Rajapaksa Regime along with UNP voters.

    Now new president and his team must serve people without any discrimination and must severely punish all robbers, thieves, and other looters of public money and properties such as Wimal Weerawansa, S>B>Dissanayake, Mahindananda Aluthgamage,Rohitha Abeygunawardana,Tissa Aththanayake,Pavithradevi Wanninayake, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Basil rajapaksa, Johnston Fernando,Keheliya Rambukwella, Namal Rajapksa( Mahinda Rajapaksa Son) and people who incarcerated our War Hero General Sarath Fonseka.

    We must thank all tamil and muslim people who supported us to change that cruel regime.

    Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe is a gentleman and helped Mahinda Rajapaksa to save his and his family members lives.

    Unfortunately most Sinhalese never understand the quality of Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe because they were entertained by Wimal Weerawansa.

    We together pray for the Good Governance for all Srilankan without any prejudice and discrimination.

    May God Bless Our New president and his team.

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      Very correct. After being governed by a bunch of hooligans for so many years we Sri lankans have forgotten what gentlemanly qualities etc; are.
      Hope the new team will bring in all these good qualities to our society fast.

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    Congratulations Sri Lanka ! Suba Anagathyak !

    Finally a new chapter, chance to bring genuine change. This is very significant this will change the political landscape of Sri Lanks. People’s perception has changed. Come Parliamentary elections in April Sri Lankans will vote with much more intelligence.
    This is a clear message just because there is a majority it does not mean minority bashing is going to win you elections. The general populace is much more informed now social media access has paid a huge role in educating the masses.

    MR knows very well the wining team and President Elect are statesman they are not going to be revengeful like 2009. President Elect just made his 1st statement 1st words are requesting everyone to enjoy victory calmly, he is committed to good governance and uplifting of Buddha Sasanya.

    Joy is overwhelming ! Lets print that 100 day program and see whats on it !

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    Settled down, and do not give a sniff to MR to become a force, through parliamentary election so soon. In unison, there are lot of things that considered cannot be done, can be done by these two great parties, so both be it praise or blame can be shared equally. Doing otherwise, would also be seen as political opportunism and manipulative.

    Natural attrition of his lackeys will happen, a challenge before general election is risking the abolition of Presidency (unless overwhelming support is beckoning) this what people have given the mandate for. With this, we all should see the Presidential system has been ridden of.

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    What rubbish. We need a new SLFP that is inclusive, progressive, and resolute. Not one saddled with the 130-odd MPs who stuck behind Rajapaksa.

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    I suppose those who were tempted by the offers by the Rajapaksa’s to not cross over, and those who did from the other side, must be regretting their stupid decision. This would be a good time for the SLPF to take back their party from the hands of those who brought embarrassment to them all. All Sri Lankans must unite to successfully bring this country back to sanity, law, and order. The new leaders of this country MUST push for all races and religions, to regard themselves as ONE. A fractured country will NEVER prosper.

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    It may not be a good idea to engage in forceful acts at this time. People are expecting a “Maithree Palanaya”. After all MR got a sizable number of votes. Whose votes are they? Most probably, SLFP voters’.

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    Sounds about correct. The masses were overwhelmed by all the infrastructure development. They got used to going to the ME and being bullied by ME bosses. When they came back to the motherland, they wanted to buy a small house and farm with paddy fields. The last thing they wanted was to see ME infrastructure going up with their own people lording over them in the local job market. Free – enterprise will have to remain in the cities.

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    Well said, Saman. I agree with you. And I also hope that our war hero General Fonseka and the C.J. Ms Shirani Bandaranayake be exonerated and placed in their suitable positions.

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    MY3 60%, MR 39%, Others 1%
    Ellakollage Appachchi
    January 7, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I was wrong in commenting above percentages. The final percentages were as below

    MY3 51.3%, MR 47.6%, others 1.1%

    Who cares anyway?. A win is a win.

    Sad that former president who could have stayed another two years and leave gracefully had to go two years early as a loser.

    Thanha Jayathi Shoko!!!

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      thank a lot for Kendara Sumane for that.
      we got 2 years luxury of living without White vans.

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        I just noticed the way RW spoke to the media – it was more than decent. See, all these past few years – we were compelled to see what the rascals have been doing to our mother land. There was not at all law and order – it was all because of total ignorance of MR administration. Mervin kelaniya kept silent all the past few weeks, since even he the most abusive creature fed up of Rajapakshe rule. Irrepsective all these – DJ and Malinda supported MR to the very same manner THUNMULLE SUNIL – Buruwanshe mastered it. Today- these men would not find words in their vocabullary to express their aggressions. I would love if all these culprits including toy pistol mayor and the co will be sent to jails. Not forgetting the man SB disanayake for his statement made agianst CBK lately. If his previous statments caused him 2 year jail session why not this time ? All the undergraduates will comfort if they would see all these happening givng a place to justice

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    Have we forgotten the mantra good governance in one day. Do we need the newly elected leaders also to behave like the previous lot.

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    To Shantha Karunaratne
    Dont be ungrateful to the UNP. After making use of the UNP now you want to drop them and Chandrika-Sirisena to forge ahead. If not for the UNP,who sacrificed and gave the biggest backing, The North and East minorities Champika, Anura Kumara, Rajitha, Rathana Himi this election would never have been won. MS hardly got any SLFP votes. Even Attanagalla was lost. Be grateful. We are grateful to all those who supported this win. Specially the TNA and the Muslims.

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    SLFP was formed by SWRD Bandaranake with ill will. The whole thing should be abolished.

    Cover up is the culture of the Sinhala Intellectuals.

    JR brought the barbaric, murderous constitution. It has to abolished. Unlike JR’s dirty tricks, an EP who should take responsibility for his actions should be the head of the country.

    UNP should be disbanded for its starting roll of communal riots based governments.

    The Muslim leaders who every time turn to the winning side should be banned from politics. They are pillars of the corruptions.

    Only a suitable legislation that ever came into effect in Lanka was when JR stopped looters in the parliament running to the other side when this side tries. That should be brought back with when one registers with one party, that is for life time or no MP post in the parliament.

    Other than that, CBK, MY3 all have loads and loads of left over of raped and ate alive and fresh Tamils kids corps in their back yards. There is not hope of justice from the Idi Amin race the Sinhala Intellectuals. They have to go alone to live a peaceful live.

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      In your hatred to ban almost everyone you forgot to ban the TNA.

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        King wiped out the LTTE. To fix his mistake he could have Banned TNA. He goofed. Today TNA got the Tamils to send him home..

        He could have banned TNA. He day dreamed to capture the Tamils votes and stayed from that. Sinhala Intellectual still made him to win with Sinhala extremists votes. But TNA played it trump card.

        If King had banned TNA that might have helped Tamils to unmask the Sinhala Intellectuals to IC. Now they insisted to King that Tamils should have free access to election to vote as the way TNA was asking

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_presidential_election,_2015#mediaviewer/File:Sri_Lankan_Presidential_Election_2015.png

        King wiped the LTTE who made him to win. Now go ahead ask MY3 to ban TNA. Sinhala Intellectual show their puny brain in the next election too.

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    Congratulation — We want justice and accountability for all the misdeeds of the past few years.

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    The SLFP will be grateful to the originator of the CC idea – we thank you
    Prof. David Kumar.

    You have to arrange a fitting farewell to the “Conservator of forests & wild life” Karuna V.P. from your Party and hand over KP to a place he should deserve, with Gota missing for company.

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    Sri Lankan lost most democratic political leader of New political class of SLFP.MR was grate son of Island of Sri lanka.

    He had been contributed and enrich democratic governance of state after eliminated Tamil Ruthless terrorist group of LTTE being defeated proxy war led by security forces under the leadership of MR.

    By and large that MR historical role and its leadership will go the history of our tiny an Island’s in the future.

    SLFP was moribund and lost political party, when MR took over its leadership 2005.

    The SLFP as political party has been left unfinished task that was undertaken by MR has that achieve remarkable development and pave way for path of new leaf forward country and nation.

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    This writer is suggesting violent, undemcratic methods on street mobs.

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    Bodin…you don’t try misinterpret comment that ‘..undemocratic methods street mobs..’ that encourage by my comments.
    President MR what ever the his line of politics of democracies,that he step down post Executive Presidency which handed over power to and shifted his successor.

    That is real democracy that which is not ‘street mob’. Bodin.. just you think for a movement. Suppose you want to give democratic values to certain person, that you have ability to educated him with such values having mind in capable to understand commenter different view of values of democracies and form ‘street mobs’ by yourself.
    I for values and norms of democracies not for ‘Street mobs’ by ‘violent’ made story manipulated by Bodin.

    The Bodin you must improve the your own quality of democracy. Nevertheless If you cannot improve, its quality and values after many times more ,if you cut it and carve it into good shape of democracy and polish it well.

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    this suggestion is simply undemocratic. Rajapaksa’s took over the SLFP with the consent of the slfpers who joined the rajapaksas. To take over a political party headquarters by force of the state will be violating the law setting bad precedence. what Chandrika and Maithri should do is to activate the slfers to call party mechanims into action and review their decisions and elect new leaders they want.

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    Dark, very dark times ahead for the country with people of proven failures going to lead this country…..Ranil and CBK.
    I would leave the SLFP if CBK becomes any part of it again.

    Oh Sri Lanka, what have we done, what on earth have gotten ourselves into?

    We were just rising, rising from the depths of the hell called Terrorism and the rubble of a mess created by Ranil and CBK.

    God save my motherland!

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    MR is a great statesman together with CBK played it very well. Minorities played a great courageous event for the turn around only to live peacefully.This is the sunny days again for Sri Lanka after many decades

    Rizvi Rawoof
    President SLFP UK (M3)

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