18 September, 2019

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The Battle For The Kingdom He Lost

By Nimalka Fernando

Nimalka Fernando

Dr. Nimalka Fernando

I write this comment with a sense of disgust. People who braved the risks of resisting Mahinda Rajapaksa’s regime knew they were doing so with death standing at their door-step. President Maithripala Sirisensa eloquently expressed this reality by saying that “I would have been seven feet below the ground where I stand today if we had lost the election”. This reality is not yet over. Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brothers did not build their “Vampire State” for nothing. They are not sulking in a political corner licking their wounds. They have begun to mobilise with a vengeance. Don’t look far to see how they are planning their comeback. Look to those that slept inside the well of the parliament yesterday night. It is pretty obvious that these politicians are learning to live in ‘Political Displacement Camps’ (PDC). We Sri Lankans will have to start a new humanitarian venture called PDCs.

It is disgraceful that none of these members of parliament ever thought of doing this kind of `satyagraha’ when the coutry was being sold to China. Where were they when the Port City Project was signed? Were they sleeping when the Chairman of Sri Lankan Airlines was diverting flights to see his girl-friend? What were they doing when the son’s were bringing bollywood gangs at state expenses for their fun and frolick? What have they to say about “Siriliya Katha”, the Dame of Madamulana having some unbelievable identity card numbers and Bank accounts? Who benefitted from the Dame’s Fund? What happened to the funds of the Nil Balakaya and the so called “gifts” given to the youth leader? For every job given by the `young leader’ funds had to be deposited to the so called `Balakaya’ account. It is only very recently a former Minister of the Rajapaksa era shared these stories at a local meeting in Kurunegala. SLFPers present had all left this meeting silently after this revelation. It is truly shameful. The parliamentarians who went to sleep inside the well should be ashamed but I guess they cannot be because they are no better than the frogs who cannot see outside their own well.

People in Sri Lanka have no pity for those who now rally around to protect the privileges of the Ex-President. Did the Ex-President protect us from evil? He betrayed the very General who helped him to win the war? What did he do with the sacks of gold robbed from the areas of war, espeicially from Mulathivu and surrounding areas? What did he do to protect a poor government servant who was assaulted by a Cabinet Minister and who also tied him to a tree and forced the person to admit that he tied himself up? Did he act against this Minister who went on to claim that he made journalists to flee the country? The former President remained indecently silent when his own colleague, Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra was killed. The regime even sent sleuths from the criminal investigation department to record a statement from their erstwhile friend Vasudeva Nanayakkara, the former minister in effect to threaten others. All cabinet ministers shut their mouths afterwards. Thosands have disappeared during the Rajapaksa regime. Dead bodies were found thrown into shrubs. Some were assasinated in broad daylight like Lasantha and Raviraj. Raviraj and Joseph Pararajasingham were parliamentarians. Who dared to sit inside the parliament well then demanding `protection’ for their colleague? Whose privileges were violated then?

Mahinda April 12 2015Mahinda Rajapaksa avatar knows only one thing. He knows how to inculcate fear and violence. Thuggery is the word he knows best. This is what they are unleashing now. Muscle power inside the parliament. The President is now called upon to call their bluff. Why should President Sirisena give in to these corrupt forces? I am of the view that he has to bring order into the present political process. I do not wish to repeat that the people of Sri Lanka did not expect the Pavithra’s and other shameless lot to be drawn into the yahapalana governance process. They violated multiple elections laws, used violence and “bought votes” misusing state resources to come to power. Given an independent and free election dozens of these crooks in the United Peoples Freedom Alliance alias United Profiteers and Fraud Alliance (UPFA) would have lost. The Rajapaksa regime robbed samurdhi funds and one brother slipped out of the country with looted funds and came back. Thank God the authorities are now taking action against him for robbing the funds of the poor which came under the Divi Neguma Programme. Who is paying for the expenses for the mobilisation taking place now to welcome Mr Basil and to maintain the political thamashas of MR supporters. Surely the devotees of Abayaramaya is not running a Wesak Dansala at Narahenpita? Who will spend the funds for the massive May Day rally being organised by the `left overs’. Surely we know that these political parties have little or no funds at all. Least of all left over funds. I am sure these expenses are paid by MR from the spoils gotten from deals, tenders and contracts rubber stamped by the Cabinet of Mahinda and horu hathaliya of the yester year.

These brothers knew (more than the Deaf Left) how to rob people and this country. They put into practice `each according to his/her ability and each according to his over spending needs’ to rob from the state coffers. The making of a North Korea and a little Chinese despot came to an abrupt end and hence these external masters will not take the sovereign people’s wishes kindly. Looking at the rallies and surveys conducted by them now to make plans for the come back I firmly believe that a conspiracy is on against the sovereign people of Sri Lanka. The powers who paid for the Rajapaksa luxury wants the reinstatement of the despot.

From the beginning these forces were against the passing of the 19th amendment. It is clear that the rogue state they built required unbridled power with something more than simple immunity. This is because Rajapaksa believes in his own ‘lost kingdom’ theory. Hence the disposed king is fighting back. This is not about the democracy simple citizens like us are hankering after. If the situation were so simple the Rajapaksa team could have waited until the next election and contested it. Ordinary citizens are perplexed. They are inquiring as to what is happening? The politicians are not fighting with each other to end poverty in Sri Lanka. These forces who robbed from Divi Neguma funds and those who are trying to cover these acts are yearning to establish the mafia state back. Unfortunately Sri Lanka is facing another ugly struggle. This is not a democratic struggle. These forces will resort to violence, make the present government more fragile by this type of parliament sittings. They are ready to make parliamentry democracy a mockery. If they had respected parliamentary Democracy in 2010 the 18th amendment would not have seen the light of day. Each one of the MPs who are promising to bring back MR are those who got bloated with MR’s benevolence. Them, and their families enjoyed these perks on the back of the blood, sweat and tears of our citizens. This is what they are used too and they have been doing this for years. They will fight for it with everything they have.

Those who have sold the very soul of mother Lanka, her rich resources cheaply and made her the unique display in the China shop have exposed us to regional vulnerabilities. Those supporting them are deliberately concealing this conspiracy by ponting their crooked fingers towards the west. It is the people who voted for President Sirisena who liberated us from the clutches of looting forces of the dragon. We have to denounce all forces eyeing our beautiful island. The people of Sri Lanka has always taken the proper political decision always.

Our struggle is to establish democracy and not to bring back Mahinda Rajapaksa. Sri Lanka needs a fresh beginning a new parliament. The politics of deal must come to an end. Let the voters decide the future of the Executive Presidency. President Sirisena was elected to deal with the matters of the State and not the matters of the SLFP nor United Fraud Allaince. He has to deliver the promise given to hold elections. He has to come before the people and expose the cheating going on inside the political well as MR forces delays the removal of powers of the exectuive presidency. This is his time to prove true statemanship. Be the leader we all respected as he left the folds of the `rogue regime’. Mr President mother Lanka now needs a true leader a man who will stand up to these ugly pressures and dissolve the parliament. Mr President they are waving fake olive branches. The plot is to send you alive seven feet below into the political abyss as you lose the popularity and stature becoming a prisoner of the mess that is SLFP.

We want a better system of governance, peace and reconciliation to be established, to put and end to abuse of power and corruption. The rape of mother Lanka including her daughters have gone unpunished. These criminals have to be brought before the courts of the people. Justice and accountability for all have to be established. The future of our country rests upon building a new vision and activism based on a new leadership able to end the ‘rogue regime’ culture that still lives within the cracks and corners of the Sri Lankan State. We cannot afford the dark ages of Sri Lankan politics to return back and remain silently for the return of the Vampires.

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  • 19
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    To the People of Sri Lanka plundering the country and plotting a coup are not serious offences. From the lowly clerk in the Government to the Ex President taking a bribe is not an offence. In any other country, those who plotted a coup would have by now been punished and would have faced the firing squad, but not in Sri Lanka.
    Is it lack of evidence that no action has been taken the plotters?. Just imagine what Rajapakse would have done if he was elected to power. He would have framed charges even if there were insufficient evidence.
    The President does not posses the “killer instinct”. He will pay a heavy price if and when MR comes back to power.
    If Gotabhaya was involved in the sale of arms to rebels, why hasn’t the Interpol issued a red notice for his arrest?.
    Why is Karuna not charged for the killing of 600 policemen?. One would expect the families of those who killed demanding action against him. But nothing has happened and he is a free man.

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    Vote UKIP!

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    Well said Nimalka ; we need journalist like you to come forward And exposure these corrupt people and regime ; what e Ever the percentage of win ; in democracy majority has spoken and devil was kicked out ; now we all need to cherish a unity yahapalana govt..

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    ‘I write this comment with a sense of disgust’ says this lady..we write with disgust at her being a slave of the west and living on their handouts. Apart from your language which is disgusting, your repeated attempts to discredit Sti Lanka need to recalled here before you cause anymore damage to this beautiful land. Shame on you.

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      Hilarious:
      I don’t think you yourself realise how appropriate your acronym is given what you have to say!

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        You mean pseudonym. Right Emil?

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      Hillarious – your comment is hilarious.!! The author made repeated attempts to discredit the former ruler for his daredevil acts as president of the former regime and not the country. Better go back
      to school to learn English.

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    I would happily agree to all that Dr Nimalka says if not one of the scoundrels who are sitting down and making mockery of the democracy (that people fought hard and won) and tried to bring this hideous MR clan is not your husband Vasudeva Nanayakkara him self. he went on white washing these vampires on national television. Who are you telling this to us who knows this is what these irresponsible goons in the parliament is doing. Here you are preaching to the choir, but trying to make sense to the head of one you have access to may be a better strategy. It is a conflict of interest even if you really mean what you say. Cause your family will eventually benefit from it.

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      Just because Nimalka’s partner is Vasu, we cannot expect them to have one voice. She and he are entitled to their opinion and actions.

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        No I fully agree they don’t have to have the same opinion as partners. But, it is a joke when Vasu is making mockery of the democracy. That makes me question if her intentions are honest in writing the article, having not mentioned anywhere her Partner is one of the people who champions this cause. At least not a phrase that says I am ashamed someone in my own household trying to sabotage democracy we won so hard. It cries out loud HYPOCRISY. During the time when Iranavila transmission tower was built, Vasu was rolling on the ground, burning US flags in protest, to drew some criticism on his phony show while his kids were studying in US. So who are these people misleading? The clueless, opportunity-less common people who lacks access to privileges. They enjoy all the privileges that elitists can enjoy and preach to normal people – oh know that is bad for you. It is reasonable to doubt, this is throwing some red meat to in an effort to secure her NGO funds. No matter who comes to power they personally will remain winners, the general populous will remain losers. This is a family of Hypocrites. Reality is, it is a phony outrage for the masses and, should we be excited about it?

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    Finally Basil ended up in the paying ward of merchants’ colombo hospital. This rogue should remain in the prison and not in hospitals blocking poor patients slot for a hospital bed. All this was possible because Wijedasa Rajapakse was soft peddling with these rogues. I believe viewers would have seen the news first video clip yesterday where Susil Premjayatha spoke to Wijedasa on phone to get Basil tranferred from prison to merchants ward, conversation recorded by the Sirasa News first cameraman. I live in Maharagama, I will teach this wijedasa bugger a good lesson in the next parliamentary election.

  • 10
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    What Nimalka is saying is absolutely true. Any normal human being should be able to understand what the Rajapaksha clan had been doing and what they are still trying to do.
    But we still have people in Sri Lanka who choose not to understand and give blind support to these animals. What is the reason for this? Why do people support people like Mara at their own detriment?????

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    Unless the Sinhala Buddhist racist chauvinism ends in Sri Lanka that is multi-ethnic society, no change will be in governance. First of all the Rajapaksas should be tried for war crimes, mass human rights abuses, corruption and genocide and any delay simply increase the sufferings of the victims and their families. Both UNP and the SLFP have been bad for the nation as no party sincerely worked towards in the best interest of the nation. Sri Lanka has been bleeding while Singapore prospered well. Today Armanian Genocide is remembered all over the world and I am confident that the Eelam Tamils genocide will be remembered and it is a shame for every Sinhala Buddhist! I have no confidence that the Sinhala Buddhist leaders will change for the better whatever anyone writes or say!

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    In my Student days in England,I happened to to meet an Englishman who asked me where I come from.I said from Ceylon.You must be a Bhudist he said.I am a Roman Catholic I said.But he was a Bhudist and had written a book about Bhudism,which he presented to me to read.After living 20 years in a Bhudist Country it was a Revelation for me to know all about what Bhudism is.We Sri Lankans should be proud to have a teaching as to what Bhudism is if the People of Sri Lanka practice what is being taught as to the way of life.It makes me suck when politicians and for that matter Bhudist priests who encourage politicians who don’t follow the most important teaching in Bhudism.Ahinsaka.Which means clearly Don’t do unto others what you would not like to be done to yourself.I must say this way of life which I follow has changed my life so much for the better with personal success to myself and my subordinates for I have to think always what I would like best for me and do the same for others.I must say I am still a Roman Catholic but my way of life is Bhudist for Bhudism is not a Religion.There is no God.If our Sri Lankans whether Bhudist Christians Hindhus Muslims or whatever, it would be a precious gem to Show the world what Sri Lankans are.Our dear Country must then Progress.Those persons in responsible positions,like Directors,Bosses,Politicians Priests Teachers must remember the Bhudist way of life to share.

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    Anybody who reads this article knows how much sense nimalka has poured into these words, and anybody knows this article speaks the truth. but again still i see some people carrying the legacy of MR by commenting cock and bull stories abt him. everybody now knows that he’s a thief.
    And hats off to nimalka for this article .

  • 1
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    How can a society that produced and nurtured GOTA ,MR ,Basil and their clan also produce champions of freedom like Nimalka,CW ,Maithri? there must be “collective good karma” in the land .Thank you to all tad fearless righteous souls if a Sri Lanka

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      If GOTA and MR were not born people would still be facing suicide bombs, it is interesting you forget Prabha

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        This myth about MR and Gota winning the war has to be confronted head on.
        These clouded minds should understand once and for all that if the drastic methods adopted by MR and Goat was committed by any of the leaders before them, JR. or Chandrika or even Premadasa, they would have achieved this same result much before. Unfortunately they had a heart and were never persuaded to destroy their own people, the innocent civilians.
        MR and Gota had no such compunction and had no problem killing fellow citizens who were innocent and trapped in an ethnic war. As for Gota you don’t have to go far. Just examine the corpses that were uncovered in Matale. You will know his frame of mind. As for MR how he treated his own brethren when he had no use for them will reveal his psych. Bharath Lakshman’s fate was quite revealing. Sarath Fonseka will have a lot to add!

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          haha Mahen, you must be joking!!!
          CBK and RW did not end the war because they had a heart? HAHAHAHHA that must be the best joke I have ever heard hands down!!! Those little pieces of dirt made money out of the war just like Prabhakaran did THATS why they didnt end the war, it was way too convenient for him!!Little late to talk about hearts and human rights my dear, I didnt see non of you talking loving kindness when the LTTE was killing everyone including their own. You are a little too late to talk about this rubbish. You should have spoken out when the LTTE was committing its atrocities. People like you are the ones who have the blood of those innocent Tamil people on their hands! Had the Tamil Diaspora spent a fraction of the billions they have actually on their people those innocent tamils you speak off would have a different life today! So please spare me your confrontation you are a little too late for this kind of non sense! The innocent died because of the LTTE! If they wanted a genocide they would have killed them all. Siri won the election through the tamils, if they are all dead how the hell did they vote?! And SF can rot in hell for betraying the solidiers who have sacrificed everything for us! But dont worry MR will come back and the people are behind him, Tamil Eelam will NEVER EVER EVER EVER HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Nimalka, I admire your courage. I am disappointed with the left parties and the leaders like Vasu who still see to support the rogues.
    Keep up the good wor.

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    Nimalka, I admire your courage. I am disappointed with the left parties and the leaders like Vasu who still see to support the rogues.
    Keep up the good work.

  • 0
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    Partners can and should be entitled to their opinions, beliefs and religious faith etc, some religions don’t believe in that and that alone exposes their faith.

    What the good Dr has written here is all true to Sri Lankans who were living on this soil and cannot or should not be argued unless one is deranged or suffering from amnesia OR a stooge who benefited from corruption during that evil era.

    Let’s not get into a knot about Vasu, his shallow beliefs and that of his partner here.

    It’s not about him or her but the country !

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