28 February, 2020

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The Fork-Tongued Stance Of The UNP On The MCC Pact 

By Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa

We hear the newly appointed Opposition Leader and other Parliamentarians of the UNP making frequent references to the controversial MCC pact. The Opposition Leader states on the public platform that the MCC pact should be torn up and that he will not allow the present government to implement it. Last week, the UNP Opposition Leader was even seen telling the Most Venerable Mahanayaka Theras that the MCC pact should be torn up. Other MPs of the UNP have been making similar statements. I have been listening to all this with amazement. Just weeks ago, the present Opposition Leader was a leading member of the UNP Cabinet in his capacity as the Deputy Leader of the UNP. With only a matter of days to the Presidential election, the UNP Cabinet officially decided to sign the MCC pact. The UNP Prime Minister told the media that this pact would be signed before the Presidential election.

On that occasion, I as the then Opposition Leader, issued a written statement telling the UNP government that they should not under any circumstances sign that agreement without informing Parliament and the general public about its contents. I also pointed out to them that it was unethical and unacceptable to hastily sign an agreement with another country with just days to go to the Presidential election. My stand was that the decision whether to sign the MCC pact or not should be left to whoever obtains the people’s mandate at the Presidential election. The present Opposition Leader who was then the Deputy Leader of the UNP and a key member of the UNP Cabinet remained completely silent about the MCC pact that was being promoted by his own government. He did not make any mention of it even during the Presidential election campaign.

Yet we now see him going around the country telling the new government how they should handle the MCC issue. Politics should have some basic ethical and moral standards. When the UNP government was arbitraily trying to sign this pact in haste with just days to go to the Presidential election, the Ven. Ududumbara Kashyapa Thera had to stage a protest fast to put a stop to it. Powerful members of the present Opposition Leader’s faction in the UNP such as former Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, were also in favour of signing the MCC pact as quickly as possible. Both factions of the UNP had the identical policy with regard to the MCC pact. 

One can form a fair idea of the present Opposition Leader’s political morality by what he is now saying about the MCC pact in the belief that the people have forgotten what the UNP was trying to do just two months ago. The President has appointed a committee to study the contents of the MCC pact that the UNP Cabinet approved last October. Once the findings of this Committee are available, we will inform Parliament and the general public about the course of action we intend taking with regard to this matter. Under no circumstances will our government sign any agreement with a foreign country without informing the Parliament and the people. Furthermore, our government will not sign any agreement that is inimical to the interests of this country. That is the difference between the UNP and its allies on the one hand and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna led government on the other. 

*Mahinda Rajapaksa – Prime Minister

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    If the US is so fond of Lanka let it give the 480$ to pay off some of the country’s debt owed to US-EU bond traders and save its ‘deep dives’ and fake economic diagnostics, Harvard analytics and gymnastics, trashy constraints analyses.

    But, MR is sitting on the MCC fence it seems now, here- to save the Presidency of his US citizen brother, Gota, whose citizenship tangle is being played by the blonds in the US embassy?!
    The day the USA decides that Gota is still a US citizen is the day that Gota goes home to LA!

    Fact is that MCC needs to be shredded and if cowardly Premadasa says it now its fine.

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      Well, well this is rich – from MR the master of Double speak and the fork tongue!

      But hats off to Mr. Gota for being bold enough to declare a daily minimum wage for the Plantation workers.
      Prez. Gotabaya deserves the highest praise for this, as he has done what no Tamil politician in the pockets of the Plantation Raj would do!

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        One can only yawn at the antics of politicians like Mahinda the Great Redeemer. This has been their game since 1948. Sajith is only following in his father’s footsteps.
        When will the baiyas that make up the majority learn to elect a statesman instead of a politician?
        But wait, that’s why they are called baiyas.They will keep getting taken for a ride every time.
        But I will make a prediction. This MCC will be signed . Which idiot refuses 480 million dollars when it’s a grant?

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          Old codger

          The first part of the MCC was signed by the American citizen Gota in 2007.
          You are right, being the Minister of Finance, Mahinda would not give it a miss, perhaps by now he would have planned how best to spend it for the benefit of HIS PEOPLE.

          By the way Gota has already sacked 25,000 state employees who were recruited at the last leg of Yahapalanaya journey. It seems he is going to recruit 100,000 state employee, their entry level basic qualification has been reduced to 8th grade, this will be completed before March 2020, before the parliamentary elections.

          Do you think Gota is bribing the electorates with other freebies too?

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            Dear Native,

            What is your gripe about extra 75,000 getting a chance to get a wage every month instead of waiting for Keselwatta Kids Samurdhi offer to come?.

            I thought you would have been happy that even 8th standard Girls and Boys getting a chance under Prez Nandasena’s Rule.

            Specially when your Savior the new UNP Leader from Keselwatta is also a 8th Standard graduate , because he couldn’t pass the OLs..
            I am not saying it. I heard it from the horses mouth , the World.s ex Best and the First Finance Minister of Dr Rani’s Yahapalana Government.

            What do you reckon ,Mate?.

            Will your Buddies in the TNA hitch their Caravan to Keselwatta Kid’s Possey hunting Nandasena and Mahiinda ?.
            – .
            Or will they stay with Dr Rani and his Elite , Anglican and the new Wahabis under Bthudeen and Rauf Hakeem?..

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              KASmaalam

              “What is your gripe about extra 75,000 getting a chance to get a wage every month instead of waiting for Keselwatta Kids Samurdhi offer to come?.”

              Are they all going to be employed at Central Bank, Ministry of Finance, ……. Treasury, Economic Planning Department, …… to represent 100 odd international institutions, advisors to the minister responsible for atomic energy … , …. ?

              Why would the National Hangman sack 25,000 state employees and then recruit 100,000? How much introduction fees do you intent to charge from those prospective employees?

              We discussed Sajith’s qualification some months ago in this very forum. Were you drunk at the time?

      • 9
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        Not long ago, bitch’s sons made every effort people to accept that MUSLIMS in general would collect KNIFEs or SWODES for fighting a war – but that ended up in vain.- But Madhumadawa and Iraj WEERATNA became heroes of the society by having won the election for Gotler’s ride.

        The same ballige puthas made every effort to show the world instead of doing the panel assignments, but Dr Sapi may have stayed pressing the falopian tubes of the female pregnant patient while delivering their babies. Even BMJ and the experts world wide, would never accept the kind of infertile tricks, should have been applied by anyone, nor srilanken muslim doctors.

        We the sinhalaya should be ashamed to allow POLBURUWAS to allow lead lanken politics today.

        May all the blessings of the unknown gods and powers be with LANKEN STUPID people when electing the next bunch in 2 months. Else, may our people be with ABA SARANAYI motto.

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      Whatever UNP or JVP may have expressed on MCC or other pacts, if MR and his goons promised in their election campaigns, they should rather focus on the pledges that they made to the people. Now seeking excuses would not bring them forward.

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      how can mahinda rajakashe ever come with counter arguments on MCC pact.?????

      they vehimently rejected it. by that, they grabed power. now to abuse the mandate is beyond all ethics and morals. they in the election campaign, misled people by sowing blatant lies. Now not having funds to run the elected govt, they are in a mess. president kumarathunga made it clear that the rajaakshes are unethical, uncultured bastards. this nature of u-turn reactions of rajakshes, prove Madam kumarathunga’s predictions about Rajapakshes in general.

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        We are for freer trade in economy. We support the MCC fact because, beyond it is a trade deal, it is a free gift too. We support Western style market economy. But if there is reason to refuse to go with MCC, why shouldn’t Vaalaiththodam talk about that to people?

        If the man has any political morality, then instead of throwing mud on Opposition Leader, before the election is being declared, put the MCC Pact in front of the majority & then honestly explain them why is it being decided to sign and then sign it with the people approval. That is not our request. America said that Parliament and Sinhalese need to give the consent to MCC before it is signed. Political morality is informing people that what their representatives are doing. Leave Vaalaiththodam aside and go for to people and get this done for the country.

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      one visiting professor from japan, recently added a public statment, saying that our people would rise up with the economy , if they would leave away their overestimations of the self pride. According to him, our people unncessarily have overestimated our national pride. This according to him a psychological problem of the current society in Srilanka.
      And we should be clear that the level of poverty in our country is no far different that of other like mindedn countries. Just becasue not even 200km of high way build or some other high rises in colombo, we should not overestimate our national pride. Today, former poorest country, ehtiopia has introduced themselves the tram service their capital people to be faciliated with their public transport. And theri contribution to european exports have gone up rapidly. We in europe buy vegetables, fruits and flowers imported from ethiopia today. What have been buying from srilanka- not even enough tones of CEYLON tea today. Our numbers have gone down while Kenyan tea has already overtaken our tradiational tea export. Politicians stay struggling on their cultural values for their power gain tactics while the public is being ingnored further. THat is what we see in SRILANKA today.

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      Q: Why Karma does not seem to work on Rajakashes ?-even if prima facie evidence had then been collected on VARIOUS high crimes

      Lasantha Wikramtunga -MURDER
      Thadjudeen Wasim – MURDER – Enire family of MAHINDA Rajakshe was speculated to have intervened in this MISTERIOUS murder – no second to that brutal murder of JAMAL KHASHOGI in Saudi Embassy in Turkey in Oct 2018

      Ekanligoda MURDER
      Abuduction and Kill of 11 young boys – from COLOMBO circles – young boys were ready for their uni Education in UK but their race was TAMIL.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-6JascDO7c

      Answer: Mahinda Rajakshse s is numbered. I believe in god, today than any times inthe past, the fate of mahinda jaraapakshe will be similar to that of Lybian Gadafi family.

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        Babalath : Dont you read the news these days? Your unp has been stripped naked. Eknaligoda and Daya Ranawaka was murdered by champaka ranawaka, and Lasantha W was murdered by fonseka. Go listen and enjoy the leaked tapes without hallucinating on this site.

      • 0
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        babalath Appu,

        “Why Karma does not seem to work on Rajakashes ?”
        It is working, even now. None of the ‘Jarapassas’, including Wijedasa R, cannot keep their eyes close for more than a minute. The ‘ Anusaya Kilesha’ pops out like a released rubber ball held under water, immediately, to make them suffer. This will go on for aeons. Trust me, they are suffering alright. ‘Suwapath Weva’!

  • 7
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    Better late than never – great that Sajith has woken up even now!

    But this letter by the so called PM of banana republic is very disturbing now, that the US has used drones to bring down an Air Force helicopter while, US contractors are given carte blanch to fly drones and helicopters in the Island.

  • 6
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    Sajith definitely said that he will not sign the MCC during his campaign

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      Just for a talk lets us say Vaalaiththodam didn’t take a different view from Ranil when the Cabinet Paper was submitted on MCC. But now, how is that preventing him changing his opinion than earlier when he is freed from Ranil’s over rulings? After all Old King is saying that he will not have an opinion until the committee finishes it job. So why bother about another politician’s’ opinion? Why couldn’t he wait the committee finishes the job and recommend him what to do with reasons.
      Now Opposition leader thinks it may not good for the Country. But this crook is not disagreeing with Opposition Leader. Isn’t this guy said in election time and saying now too that he will not sign anything that is bad for country and would sign everything is good for the country. So isn’t he has a responsibility to go with his conscience, irrelevant of what the opposition party saying?
      What the truth is he knows he had nurtured the Sinhalese with anti-Tamil and anti-American feeling to win the LG and the EP election. That was the reason Majorities voted only from him and minorities voted against him. Parliament election is coming. So far neither Hakeem nor Rishard had promised to join Slap Party, fearing for the scaring technique with 4/21 participation inquiry. Tamil will not move easily without a hope for tangible solution. So again they are dependent on SB majority to win the parliament election, too. He fears, unlike Ranil, Vaalaiththodam may go to try to split the majority votes. Further as an American Citizen is the president, Slap Party is not able to go against America. So he wants to be ahead in the election game to fool Modayas. This propaganda starts the election campaign. Otherwise I don’t see a reason why he is writing this.

      Nevertheless Opposition Party Leader may want to reply for this man

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    This man is nothing but a low grade farcical comedian. Unlike Ranil did for last 5 years Vaalaiththodam Jr may not sell UNP to these crook to save them from the Super Powers’ forks. Though this thug has split mouth, could not take four countries last week, from US, Russia, China and as the last India, at the same time. So the daughter-in-Law is now showing his anger on mother-in-Law at the Opposition Party Leader. This guy is a shameless bastard to twist his tongue right after winning the election is thinking the two weeks memory Modayas, would not remember anything happened two months before. Can he show in any of the election mass media appeal he had placed during the election that after election, he had an intention to sign MCC, after a fake commission enable them to sign? Did he put the Colombo Pong Cing or any other White Elephant projects he signed with China to be reviewed by real committee and put that report for the public perusal? Did anybody did know that Old Royal had signed ACSA with America until Yahapalanaya renewed it?

    The truth is America made many talks with both brothers, the King and the Old King, during election about MCC. In all those meeting they had explained everything about MCC from A to Z, to these two Modayas. Two Modayas already know everything about the MCC. They can tell now to the SB Modayas why they should sign MCC or why they should not sign the pact. So there is no need for them to use a committee to twist the facts in the report. The committee is only to hold the MCC until Parliament election and use it as bargain chip in UNHRC.

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    Now both don’t like why is it put on to study and the agreement is circulating cancel the agreement once of all no need to drag or talk about to keep it in a lively position of proceeding and debate, after that face United State what will be facilitated and spread across the globe for not fulfilling American dream.
    Some party want to sighn and another not sighn and such tratment will be take as offences or different treatment when choosing countries

  • 11
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    We heard lot about MCC and USA during presidential election from Mahinda group. You all mentioned UNP is going to sell Srilanka to USA and US military already there. What a turn around. We all know Mahinda is a cheater and actor.

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      This man killed more journalists than Idi Amin or Stalin. The man used the Media for his propaganda in 2015 election said it was SLFP supposed to pay and refused to pay. If he can use his fork mouth, why not Vaalaththodam Jr on MCC issue?

      Can a man used the Tsunami victims’, whom lost all their properties and loved ones, fund and the man used the JVP defenseless girls for sextual exploitation talk about political morality?

      Let Pillaiyan out and send him to Swiss; then he will tell all about how many hitman contracts he performed for these hooligans.

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      Ajith,
      .
      Now when deligations are there, President Gotler would not allow any journalists be met with together. So what was being spoken with foreign missions are not in press.
      This is the change being made by GR-MR regime. Very Nice No ?

      Mahinda is not a cheater only, but one of the rare kind of high criminal. Unfortunately for us, grass eaters dominated nation is far from the facts.

      Gotler is not media friendly person – he proved this feature not just once sofar.

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        Simon De Silva is an anti-Rajapakse propagandist. I think, except the you idiot, every one else know what happened.

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          JD,
          The truth everyone knows is that MaRa eats his own solid waste! Loyalists tend to believe that it is a natural skill no other politician has mastered.

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            DP,
            not even Zimbabwe’s mugabe was that greedy in power as MaRa has been right ?-

            He misses so much actually -as US presidents and CBK or others in SL, why cant bugger MaRa relinquish power.

            I think BP may be thinking that WITHOUT power, bugger would have been found in a drain as was the case with Lybian leader.

            Like or not, take or not, THOSE WHO DELIBERATELY ABUSE power live in fears round the clock:

            Rajapkashes WHAT they ve been doing is NO good politics, but just abusing the INNOCIENT people and their gullibility for the survival of own families. Very selifsh. What has MaRa done voluntarily for the poor in this country ? Ballige putha could save own funds and have the built houses for the poor right`Those elephant-human conflict areas, people live under poverty levels. They are left to be isolated.
            And how many among the notherners enjoy the basics .. almost not many… over 35% are under poverty in this WAR torn island.
            Not even 3mio of 22 million population are reported to have smart phones.
            14% – is very low right. ?
            We but talk very high about OUR NATION ?
            And we try to touch the sky … ha ha…

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          What an another low life, to cry for RAJAKASHES ?

          come with a constructive argument, if they have performed it well sofar. There is a big crisis within SLPP –

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpuzvn1SGXAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpuzvn1SGXAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpuzvn1SGXAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpuzvn1SGXA

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    While this man is wagging his tail to media, there is secound murder attempt of reporters in Jaffna with in a month.

    Ha ha ha, Political Morality!!!!!

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    Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse – Prime Minister: Please advise and caution all those writing your speeches and articles to refrain from stating statements such as ” Politics should have some basic ethical and moral standards” that I found in your above article. When the readers (other than the “Slaves”) read such statements expressed by you, you lose your “Credibility” (if you have any) and make you a “Laughing Stock”. Please don’t allow that to happen, after all you are our “Prime Minister” in “Politics”.

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      Douglas,

      Why you call him Mr ? He does not even deserved to be addressed as Prefix Mr.

      Now with 7 mio voters being aware, the cheating tactics of the bugger, they are now getting ready to sign the MCC …..

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    New UNP Leader from Keselwatta, Mr Sajith Premadasa his done a pukka Somersault holding Uncle Sam’s MCC Pact.
    How Cool..

    I know the new UNP Leader is a good Baila Singer .
    I didn’t know he can do gymnastics as well.
    He seems to be multi skilled for sure.

    The latter will come handy soon with the old UNP Leader still hanging on to throne .
    And our Social Media predicting that Dr Rani’s Elite , Anglican , Vellala and the newly attached Wahabi Faction will send the Green Elephant to roll Pohottuwa.

    And the new Leader Keselwatta kid will be riding a Swan from Slave islands to confront Rajapaksas.

    Although Swan is a Symbol of peace and serenity, Keselwatta Kid Faction does not appear to be serene and peaceful, considering the presence of so many Heavy Hitters like Mangala Samare Matara Goonarathna, Hain Boy , Lawyer Ajith, Appuhamy, Dr Harsh, Arjun Ranthunga, Poodle Club Boy Senasinghe and a whole host of currently very popular characters , who took Selfies with the ex UNP Minister Mr Ranjana Ramanayaka, surrounding the Kid to mentor and help him to become the PM.

    Can’t wait for this Election, just to see which Faction will field Rajitha’s Son and Premachandra’s Daughter specially the latte who gave us some juicy info on the UNP leader and his Cousins private lives besides Political achievements..

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    HE MR,
    *
    We ALL know that UNP wanted to sign the MCC deal right untill the day they were overthrown (although they are pretending different now). So we need not talk about them.
    *
    But what’s the delay your regime has in blocking it? Cannot play around with even 100 land deeds to farming community. Precious farming land with sustained our ancient nation for thousands of years cannot be used for commercial purposes so loans to build malls can be paid off. Stop thinking on it and stop it!

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      Grandma,

      GLP, the Admiral from British Navy is talking about the political modality of the Old King. But what are talking?

      Is that your Modality when Old Royals said they will tear off UNHRC resolution, MCC Pact, ACSA……et al .you thought it was true. If so, let us know so we talk about your Political Modality, instead the nasty Old King’s Political crookedness. Remember this man used leader Pirapaharan to come to power by his political Morality. It is this guy’s bribe corruption from China Ranil destroyed from CID files and later asked NYT to give the proof to investigate the corruption. If it weren’t Ranil but were JR this entire tractor family would have lost their Civics Rights for plotting with a foreign nation, in election. No country in the world like another meddling in their elections other than the Wildlife Sanctuary, SinhaLE Lankawe, who after 90 years of receiving Universal Franchise still have not comprehended that it is not for Biryani and Arrack people vote for.

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    Mahinda, please let Gota run the Govt and mind your own business. You are ruining everything he does. Please consider retiring and enjoying life. You have done enough. Thank you.

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