24 September, 2020

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The Joker Who Got A Jackpot

By Razi Mohmamadh

Raazi Mohmamadh

Never had there been a Political mayhem in the post independent history of Sri Lanka as we are witnessing nowadays. Watching the breaking news on television since 26th of October is as if you are watching a horror movie in a 3-D theater, sitting on the edge of the seat bamboozled as to what is going to happen next, making yourself ready for the vertiginous shock.

Then a Twitter notification chirps. You are flummoxed and high as a kite, sometimes shaking in your shoes just to open the tweet. Then you read who joined whose camp, what the price for ones defection is and what bomb is in which parcel.

It is really unfortunate to witness an artificial, self created dogfight  between the values of  democracy, Rule of Law, Constitutionality and Power hankering, perfidious, egotistical  politicians like Mahinda Rajapaksa and Maithripala Sirisena.

All what happened so far is nothing but a set of obnoxious misdemeanors that has brought this country almost to the brink of political extinction, rupture of Rule of Law and guillotine of democracy by Mahinda and Maithri made sword.

Sri Lankan civil war had been the main subject in the election propaganda of all political parties since 1970. No presidential or parliamentary election campaign in Sinhala populated area would conclude without the mentioning of Civil War-how it has shattered the country and a pledge to end it if the speakers’ party is elected to power. Defeating the LTTE, upholding the unitary status of the country, eliminating the elements that challenge the sovereignty of the Island had long been persuasive arguments in Sinhala populated areas during elections when delivered with stage blowing oratory with hypertensive vocabulary.

As soon as the Civil War was over, tactical arrows for election propaganda ran out of the quiver for big shot politicians who had been dreaming for presidency and playing with LTTE factor as election strategy. “I defeated the LTTE”had been a convincing catchphrase of Mahinda Rajapaksa for some time that made every Sinhalese feel that he/she owes Mahinda Rajapaksa his/her vote as a loyal tribute for defeating terrorism. He was elected second time as president with a sweeping victory using his apophthegm “I defeated LTTE”

When days pass memories fade away. Mahinda Rajapaksa could not hold on to his argument of “I defeated LTTE” for a long time. When the LTTE factor dried up Mahinda Rajapaksa needed something to shoot at people to win their votes. There came Muslim Factor. Emergence of BBS during his tenure was another catastrophe. Sinhalese and Muslims who had been living as neighbors for centuries started to look at each other as their enemies.BBS with Mahinda’s blessing has left a permanent scar that can be erased by any cream.

His pro-China stand, Controlling of 80+ percentage of countries economy by three of his brothers, killing of journalists, human Rights violations during the last days of the Civil War, deep-rooted corruptions, High rocketing debt brought the country to rack and ruin.Sri Lankans were subject to  -in the past years -mind boggling wretchedness in their daily lives during the callous reign of Mahinda Rajapaksa.The tenure of MR Has changed the cause of history in Sri Lanka. but regardless of the havoc he caused to this country, Rajapaksa set his heart on a third term, a clear example of desperate longing for puissance.

Could a Constitution blot him out from amassing more power? Never. He intended to change the constitution to suit his lust for power. That was the  first time in the presidential history of Sri Lanka a president intended to lift the two terms limitation to gratify his megalomania .He didn’t bother about the concept of checks and balances in the context of separation of power neither did he give a hoot to draw the lines between democracy and authoritarianism.

Despite all the good things Mahinda Rajapaksa did to Sri Lanka,children of this nation chose to outvote him since his scale of malfeasance prevailed over his good deeds.Instead,people chose his long time friend turned foe, so called ”Hopper- traitor” Maithripala Sirisena, a joker who got a jackpot as their President-a decision the voters now feel contrite about.

What Maithripala was meant for Sri Lanka?

For Sri Lankans, Sirisena was a rejuvenating savior from the rattling reign of Mahinda Rajapaksa, a Moses who blew the new breath to the Nation. That is how a grass root, illiterate Sri Lankan perceived Maithripala Sirisena.That is why he voted for him overriding his love and affection towards Mahinda Rajapaksa, the vanquisher of terrorism that shook the country for decades.

Mahinda Rajapaksa always thought he was undefeatable. His hard headed arrogance might have clouded his intellect and refrained him from understanding the pulse of the people. He took everything for granted. He would not have thought that he would be defeated by his subservient, head bowing, harmless friend. It was a fight between Goliath and David. Finally David defeated Goliath. A pawn in the front raw checkmated the king with the castle and queen.Maithree emerged as a victor mainly with UNP votes.

People relieved gleefully when the devils left the Sri Lankan body following the 2015 election exorcism.19th Amendment to the Constitution, Right to Information Act are few congratulatory achievements of Maithri Ranil combo though yahapalana was an utter failure.

Power is like the Ring in the Lord of the Rings. When you glom on to it after a long exhausting exertion, you will do anything to keep it with you. You won’t let it go.

Maithri wanted a second term. The chair of presidency is such a fire in belly if you hold it once you want to own it all the time. When he realized UNP will have their own candidate for the future presidential elections, only other fish in his sea was to re conjugate the annulled wife. He put aside all his narratives about Rajapaksa during the last presidential election “I would have been buried eight feet under the earth if Rajapaksa had been elected,” Sirisena once told.

Turning a blind eye on all what Mahinda Rajapaksa did to this country, bypassing all what he said about Rajapakse, President Sirisena embraced the same devil he did exorcism on. This entire political crisis that put this country to a Himalayan blunder is nothing but his power hungry appetite.

Mahinda Rajapaksa had the decorum to change the constitution to quench his yen to power. On the other hand Maithripala Sirisena once believed by all to be the Good Samaritan of Sri Lanka has condescended to ways and means even Mahinda didn’t dare to seek. He was rock ribbed to go ultra virus to the constitution to effectuate his hypnagogic reverie to become the president for the second time.

By removing the Prime Minister whose party votes saved his bacon to become president to pave way for Mahinda Rajapaksa to expropriate power through the back door, Sirisena fell into a deep hole where there is no return. What he failed to realize is what he was about to do will end his political career, Make him the most unpopular President of SriLankan History and bring Mahinda Rajapaksa back to power.

The builder of 19th Amendments broke it wilfully. When all the means of securing 113 seats fell through, he was drum-struck. When all his projections failed he started to bump into knavish ways. He prorogued the parliament to buy some time to buy parliamentarians. One UNP MP blew the whistle. Entire Plan was unmasked. Then he tried laboriously to stop the floor test. He was scared out of his wits if the floor test was put in the order paper he will be exposed again. His sacking of Ranil Wickremesinghe would be proved wrong. His calculations would be called into question. When the Speaker was steadfast in his decision to go for a floor test on 14th, President didn’t have any choice left in his plate but to dissolve the parliament. Another blatant violation of the constitution. Finally he fell into the pitfall. Mahinda gained what he wanted.

All two power hungry Presidents have joined hands to jolt the constitution to suit their whims and fancies and dabble with the mandate of the people crushing the values of democracy in vein.

Constitutionality of the dissolution of Parliament is questioned in the Supreme Court today. Entire nation relies on the verdict of the Supreme Court. We don’t know what is going to happen.

We all pray justice will be done.

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    A good percentage of the voters of Sri Lanka are uneducated. They don’t understand the gravity of what has been done by these power thirsty people.

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      It is said that that literacy in Srilanak is about 90%. hence it is not right to say that” A good percentage of the voters of Srilanka are uneducated” Mahinda came into power by boasting about the killing fields. Thereafter he held the people under his thump by threats and white van. However Maithripala hopped to the opposition after the hopper feed. Today he has lost his sense of equilibrium may be due to overwork and anxiety with regard to the next president ship. Therefore it appears that he wants to join even a devil to keep his position intact..

    • 2
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      The new name for Maithiri is KUPPADIYAA PRESIDENT of SRILANKA ..

  • 9
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    This is another Thambi view loaded with self interest, not national interest.

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      Slayer,
      Yes, we see that country is progressing at rocket-speed with selfless Ayyas in action.

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        We still have the tip. That’s why we shoot straight.

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          Slayer
          Your name meaning its self reveal who you are, you and your leader need another blood bath in sri lanka to go to 1000 years back.

        • 5
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          Shall we test and see who shoots straight?

          • 5
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            Tambiya,

            This is not a place to test your carnal desires. This is a public forum designed to exchange ideas and political opinions.

            Go find yourself a Camel do your shootings there.

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              Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera,

              Joker, how political are vulva sniffing and Jaffna red-light area pimping?

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                That is the truthful situation in a war zone. And a soldiers biological need for some R&R.

            • 0
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              Dan Saneepai-da?

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              Retarded Lt. Shamal Perera we can see you know this is a public forum and you are from a pig farm in a foreign country. You always write like a intellectual pig.

        • 3
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          You can go use that to go have a wank about your Demon King returning back to power. Fake nationalist scum.

        • 1
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          Slayer, that is why your comment stinks like your polkudu tip.

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        Mohamed,

        If you don’t like it in SL, get the hell out of our country and go back to Saudi Arapia. You can ride a camel there and have lots of democracy bestowed upon you.

        Rest assured no one in SL is going to miss you.

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          Shamal seeya, the fake patriot,

          why don’t you come to SL from the west? Pls don’t bark from there.

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          Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera,

          Ooong kiwwalu thawath ayya kenek..he..he. In Saudi Arabia, people ride on Mercs, BMWs and bit richer on RR Phantoms mostly. Of course, no democracy or political freedom, but the oil wealth is well distributed among the people. Be thankful they are not a democracy, or over 600,000 SL workers might come home to rob others – serious blow on our highly dependent foreign remittances

          I am trying to go to Saudi Arabia, while getting trained riding on a Haraka here in case Saudi migration fails.. who can foretell the future…¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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          Retarded …………………… shameless ……………

          “You can ride a camel there and have lots of democracy bestowed upon you.”

          While you are watching the camel riders the Arabs are mounting your female folks (your wife, daughters, sisters, ….) from behind.
          It appears they don’t mind it in fact they enjoy it.

          You don’t mind it do you?
          Even if you do mind it you can’t do much about it.

        • 6
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          It started by Slayer and you have shown your arrogance only at tambiya!. Keep your stupidity with you. Why should SRI LANKAN Muslims go to Saudi? Is something wrong with your brain since you are retired old man? If I say you all go to India, what would be your reply? My answer too will be the same.

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          Rtd. Lt. Has Been,
          Disguising Racism with Fake nationalism makes does not make you seem any less uglier an individual than you already are.
          To the contrary, it is highly doubtful that anyone in SL would miss you when you finally roll over.

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          Rtd. Lt. RSP, can you get us resident visa for us in Saudi Arabia? We shall be very, very very… happy to go even as a camel rider.

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          Retarded Reginald Shamali.
          If you dont like it in SL, get the hell out of our country and go back to Saudi Arabia.
          Why not ask the 100000 Sinkhala women housemaids to get back from Saudi without licking the arab Balls and Pussies.

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          Leave this worthless pussy, Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera. This dumb dickhead should not be entertained or even allowed to enter into any civilized conversations among decent people. I doubt if this “moda” ill-mannered low-life is capable of guarding an abandoned building in a remote village.

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      Slayer

      So you too have joined the illiterates who have nothing to contribute but personal insults. Education is a good antidote to your vacant mind.

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      Slayer??? You have amply demonstrated your ignorance with your racist name calling. I suppose your idea of national interest is to hand over this country to TWO megalomaniac despots?

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      [Edited out] We are sorry, the comment language is English – CT

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    Just because they president and the prime minister have different views. it shouldn’t be denounce a political opponent as evil and illegitimate mainly happens due to personnel disputes, The people decide who will represent them in parliament, and parliament will decided the leaders, if all decision go through election of parliamentarians it is a clearance for President reflecting or development of having no hidden \ secret agenda or camouflage motive supporting the opposite group

  • 9
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    excellent article that depicts the true nature of politics in Sri Lanka. Now rules of jungle going to dominate Sri Lanka.. It will slip into utter political anarchy and dictatorship.

  • 5
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    my3 thinking of another term? god saves SL. except HIM no other SL citizen would support him. his presidential days are over.
    -dayal

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    It’s RW, the joker who got the jackpot of premiership.

    This idiot was trying to be in power even after looting the CB, thinking that the president is a fool.

    Now it’s crystal clear to people that he & buddies made MS a proxy president to steal & sell the country, not to do good governance.

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    There was a humble rice miller in Galnewa who won a development lottery Jackpot of Rs 10.0 mn during 1994. – 1995…it was nearly US$ 200,000 as the US$ at that time was Rs 51.00 ..the value today with the inflation is about US$ 1.0 mn…..but within 3 years he has spent everything and today he is a pauper….. MS also won the Jackpot in 2015. He was posted to the highest position in the Country…instead of growing and learning in the position within 3 yeas he has ruined himself…

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    The views expressed here, forcefully and elegantly by Razi Mohmamadh, have ben expressed by several others earlier. Thank you Razi any way.
    Dayan & Valery, please write something to the contrary!
    As for the jackpot. It is at the end of mono-hued rainbows. The search is on. SLPP will use the old spade language/religion-divide.

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