9 August, 2020

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The Night On The Horizon

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

“There is an evening coming in

Across the fields, one never seen before,

That lights no lamps.” ~ Phillip Larkin (Going)

“I want to reveal this. CID officers tried to show pictures. I had to order them to leave the chamber.”

That was Fort magistrate Ranga Dissanayake speaking in open court, on June 24th 2020. The pictures the CID officials wanted to show possible witnesses just before an identity parade were of lawyer Hejaaz Hisbullah, detained under the PTA since April.

Mr. Hisbullah is yet to be charged with even a single wrongdoing, but has already been pronounced guilty of any number of the most heinous crimes by a complicit media and an uncritical public. The CID seemed to have tried to resolve that contradiction with a plan that was as simple as it was diabolical. 

One of the many crimes attributed to Mr. Hisbullah was that of sowing seeds of Islamic extremism in the minds of children. The CID previously obtained statements from some children, allegedly under duress. The identity parade was to determine whether these children actually knew Mr. Hisbullah or not. 

 Had everything gone according to the CID’s script, the children would have been browbeaten into pointing their fingers at Mr. Hisbullah. The plan went awry because the magistrate refused to play the role assigned to him. Instead he upheld the principles of justice and the rule of law.

The magistrate’s accusation was both solemn and serious. Yet, from the corridors of power, from the halls of officialdom, there was no expression of shock, outrage or regret, not even a mealy-mouthed statement or the pretence of an inquiry. There was just silence, but a silence clearer, more unambiguous, and more unequivocal than a thousand words. Had the CID officials acted on their own volition, the silence would not have been so complete. The totality of the silence cannot but indicate that the CID officials were merely following orders, probably from the very zenith.

This incident demonstrates Mr. Hisbullah’s ultimate fate is likely to be no different from that of journalist Tissanayagam or former army commander Sarath Fonseka. But the incident also has a wider relevance, extending to the absolute majority of Sri Lankans, be they Sinhala, Tamil or Muslim, pro-government, anti-government or apolitical. 

The Criminal Investigation Department’s willingness to break the law before the very eyes of a magistrate is a clear warning of the dark and unjust times ahead, a warning we can disregard only at our own peril.

In Hans Christian Anderson’s tale, the emperor isn’t conscious of his nudity. But in our times, the emperor parades his nudity on purpose, to make us first suppress and then forget our shock, revulsion and horror at the outrage. 

At the cabinet media briefing on February 28th, spokesman Bandula Gunawardane was asked about former navy commander Wasantha Karannagoda repeatedly ignoring judicial summons. The minister not only offered a full-throated defence of Admiral Karannagoda’s indefensible conduct; he also came up with a general theory placing certain people above the law. “If innocent people are being arrested, depending on the service they have rendered to the country and the positions they have held, they have the right to present alternative information. It was by presenting such information he didn’t go to courts.” 

What is this but making abuse and impunity so commonplace, such facts of ordinary existence, that they become the new normal?

The twilight hour

In the run up to the 2015 presidential election, members of a street theatre group were attacked when they tried to perform in the Rajapaksa bastion of Hambantota. A case was filed against the attackers and is ongoing. When it was called up on January 8th 2020, a lawyer for the defence threatened a lawyer for the complainants in open court, in the presence of the magistrate with a revealing declaration: “This is Hambantota courts”.

If the SLPP gets the two thirds majority Gotabaya and Mahinda Rajapaksa so desperately desire, the entire judiciary might go the way of the Hambantota court.

Today we are in the twilight hour, in the brief parenthesis between an imperfect day and an endless night. The twin incidents of Hejaaz Hisbullah and the Hambantota courts are not the only warnings about the Cimmerian darkness awaiting us. 

In a must-read article (Did cops cover up Mendis hit and run? – The Island – 8.7.2020) Senior journalist Rex Clementine points out two salient facts regarding national cricketer Kusal Mendis’s hit and run accident. Firstly, the death was not inevitable; had the cricketer taken the victim to the hospital instead of speeding away to his home, a life could have been saved. Secondly, the norm in such accidents is for the accused to be remanded for 14 days. “Mendis could have been charged on many counts – causing death, hit and run, speeding, driving on the wrong lane,” Mr. Clementine writes. “But Panadura police chose to ignore all counts…” The cover up, he suggests, could have been the work of senior DIG in charge of Western Province, Deshabandu Tennakoan.  

We don’t know the ethnicity, religion or political affiliations of the victim. His fate would have been the same had he been a Sinhala-Buddhist-Rajapaksa fanatic. Because the only material fact in this tragic tale is the size of the victim’s house, that it was too small for his coffin (the coffin had to be kept in a neighbouring house). The victim was poor and powerless. A complicit officialdom gave a free pass to the killer. A man’s life was valued at a million rupees, because his alleged killer had connections. 

When impunity is normalised, no one is safe. 

This week, the police shot and killed a man in Lunawa, Moratuwa. Initially the police alleged that the victim was drunk. Now it is being said that the police were drunk. Again this week, IP Neomal Rangajeeva, interdicted due to his alleged role in the Welikada prison massacre and reinstated during the October 2018 coup, manhandled a photojournalist in the premises of Colombo High Court no 1. Confronted with protests, the assailant inspector apologised for any inconvenience he may have caused. If this was how he conducted himself inside the courts, towards a journalist who just wanted to take his picture, what won’t he do to the witnesses in the Welikada prison massacre case?  

One or even two incidents of injustice and illegality could have been dismissed as coincidences. But the proliferation of such incidents points to an emerging pattern. Abuse and impunity are marching forth, proudly, and openly, enabled not just by Rajapaksa rule, but also by our growing willingness to become bystanders. 

The growing lasses faire attitude towards abuse and impunity extends to matters environmental too. On February 20th, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was reported saying that there are too many laws in the country and people have to get so many permits and this must change. There is a direct link between is presidential statement and the removal of permit requirements for sand, stone, and gravel; or the nefarious plan to amend or withdraw circular 5/2001, announced by Minister Bandula Gunawardane at July 2nd cabinet media briefing. If implemented, it would remove 500,000 hectares of land gazetted as other state forests from the protective purview of Department of Forest Conservation place them under the control of district or divisional secretaries. What will happen to those forests then is not hard to guess. 

A two-thirds majority for the SLPP would be the death knell not only to humans but to animals and trees as well.

No darkness is inevitable

Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants a presidency that is unlimited by the constitution, and untrammelled by either laws or norms. He wants a free hand to rule as he sees fit, with the military as the weapon of choice. As he stated baldly at the Annual Conference of the BASL in February 2020, “The executive in particular has a mandate to act to fulfil the requirements of the people. It is therefore important that the judiciary does not obstruct the development efforts undertaken by the executive to ensure the wellbeing and prosperity of the people.” 

But to realise his vision of total personalised rule, he needs a parliament that will bow and scrape before him. He can then use that parliament to browbeat the judiciary into compliance, as his older brother did between 2010 and 2015. 

The regime was planning to win a (near) two-third majority on the basis of beating Covid-19 pandemic. Intent on cloaking itself in the mantle of victory, the government disregarded repeated warnings by the WHO about the inevitability of a second wave. The country was opened up. PCR testing – which rarely exceeded 2000 per day – was scaled down. No random testing was done. 

The government also refused to gazette the health regulations prepared by the Elections Commission. According to a report in today’s Irida Divaina, the gazette has been suspended because it will impede electioneering. Instead it will be issued after the election, doubtless as a means to clamp down on opposition and dissent. 

At his Tulsa rally, President Donald Trump complained that America has a Covid-19 problem because there is too much testing. “So I said to my people slow the testing down please,” he complained to the faithful. Since around 30% of those infected are asymptomatic, and many more show symptoms that are identical to common or garden flu, not testing widely and randomly, is a way good way of hiding the magnitude of the infection-spread. 

Sri Lanka, from the beginning, followed a policy of testing as little and as narrowly as possible. The Jayawardanepura University lab has pulled out of testing, accusing the government of deliberately overlooking positive testing, a clear indication that the government was making a conscious effort to hide the extent of the problem. It is perhaps for these reasons that our infection curve never flattened. Instead it continues to display a series of rapid hikes and rapid drops. Our curve is therefore is less likely to reflect the actual infection-spread and more likely to be the outcome of adequate and targeted testing. It is as a result of this attitude towards testing, that a new cluster could breed in silent invisibility in Kandakadu, to the point of explosion.

The government is trying to contain the situation, in such a way that it can continue to use the pandemic as an election tool. For instance, though one obvious response to the emerging second wave is to close down all schools, the government is yet to announce such a decision. Instead it is focusing on minimising the political downfall by controlling the narrative. The police announced, again, that stern action will be taken against those who spread ‘rumours’.

If the emerging second wave cannot be contained, the government is likely to place most of its politico-propaganda eggs in the racism basket, both ethnic and religious. The efforts are underway even now. Namal Kumara is already campaigning for the SLPP in Ampara. A SLPP candidate for Vanni was caught on camera trying to incite Tamils against Muslims. Monk Athuraliye Rathana has issued an ultimatum demanding that all madaras close before July 14th. If the second wave is not containable, bombs will be discovered in the North and extremist cells uncovered everywhere else. The regime will try to make us forget the virus by focusing all attention on Tamil Tigers and Islamic Terrorists, on separatist threats and fundamentalist dangers. 

There is still a chance to evade the ultimate disaster of a racist, extremist, militarist dictatorship. The regime is not yet fully consolidated. Despite his very public histrionics, Gotabaya Rajapaksa cannot have his unimpeded way still, partly because the regime is plagued by fissures, including at its very heart, the Rajapaksa family. Sans a two-thirds, it might be possible to stop the worst excesses of the Rajapaksas.

We cannot stop the night, but if the SLPP’s victory is contained to a bare minimum, we can prevent it from being Cimmerian and endless. The first step towards a less darker, less longer night is to vote against the Rajapaksas, and to vote for those opposition candidates (be they of the UNP, SJB or the JVP) who are least likely to back the Rajapaksas, post-elections. Vote to shackle the Rajapaksas as much as possible, so that the march of injustice and impunity can be slowed down, to our common benefit. 

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    When Tanil is hell bent on giving two third Majority to SLPP, it is very difficult to prevent it

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      Incumbent president wastes the tax payers funds for their campaign but nothing seem to have work on serving justice to the ETI victims.
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbh2F1_SyHM

      They talk high but nothing seem to work for anything in this country. :
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      I think people should be BORN fools to praise these men further. Why the media men abuse the public this way… if Media would take the side of the PUBLIC … at least they would improve the awareness of current day brutal politics of the Rajaakshes.

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        leelagemalli,
        ETI scam took place during ‘Yahapalana’ Government. Although the President and the Prime Minister instructed the Central Bank to take necessary measures to pay the depositors, CB informed that they are unable to take any action because there is a court case filed against ETI.

        “Incumbent president wastes the tax payers funds for their campaign but nothing seem to have work on serving justice to the ETI victims.”

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      Why should Tamil Srilanken cut their necks by their own ?

      I dont think Mr Sumanthiran et al would ever allow them to get misled easily.

      We the southern politicians are proud of former LTTE Rebell leaders of Karuna Amman forgetting everything right at the mom,ent. If former govt was silent to a public statement of recent Rhetorics of Karuna Amman, Sarath Weejesekara and Madumadawa would have gone to kill lot more than they did it immediately after EASTER sundy bomind related anti muslim riots.

      Anyways, ULTRA Patriots – Mahinda Rajakshe and his condom supporter Wimal Buruwansa stay as if they are few with Kirimati ( going by the crocodile#s behaviour after being fed with Clay).

      Latter must be clear to the average folks before going to VOTING on the 5thAugust.
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      With 400 more infected being introduced to the list of COVID – I dont think holding an election would be a reality at all.

      https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/sri-lanka/

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        The line-graphs are striking.
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        We must be careful with our comments (that’s a general statement, leelagemalli, nothing to do with what you have said).
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        It is necessary to rein in the votes flowing to the SLPP, but at the same time, we must pray that economic woes don’t piled on the people, and that racism is not allowed to accelerate its spread.

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          Dear SM, Good morning. Yes I know but I cant know all the bits very well us being out of the country. My main source of info are from various kind of videos, paper articles and internal press. So you may be well aware of the truthful info about all the ground realities. However, I have the feeling you too add your posts restricted to some topics only. Destitute in your area have no choice but to rely on anyone that would come to help them. I have been thinking to spend some to those poor families but I cant rely on those YOUTUBE media channels. Not that I would regret later since almost every owner of those channels market the poverty levels for their own selfish gains. Be them, Dakuna TV or Wellassa or the like are the same. I only watch them and become very sad not being able to join genuine hands so that I can make my active contributions.
          If Rajaakshe politics would domainate the country, I will not help out anyone down there, nor would I ever agree with anyone that are going to help because i know if people would realiize the situation better, no stupid politicians would be elected and be found in the parliament. That is so simple. Besides, those representatives are the mirror image of the current society. As RR reiterates, ” you can only build the palace going by the nature of devils – yakage haetiyata wimanaya godanaganna ona”.

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            Anyway you Mr SM,
            u have almost been a star on this platform as of now, because your gentleness is radiating.
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            I keep busy with my job related issues this week, please take good care of you – with all is ready now to COVID infections go up drastically there. I am telling you, that MEDIA should be responsible for not having done enough to improve the awareness of the people regarding COVID danger. All these weeks they stupid leaders self congradulated on their little achievements towards the containment of the covid spread. but if media took the side of public as it should be, the truths would have come out and worked well for no further INCREASE in numbers. Please take care of you.. my prayers are always with you and the goodies in my home country ( I believe at least 50% of lankens are wise enough to stand against mlechcha politics of Rajapakshes).
            https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/sri-lanka/

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    “A two-thirds majority for the SLPP would be the death knell not only to humans but to animals and trees as well.” It is only the SB intelligentsia that can come forward
    to save the Country this time, by educating the Voters.
    Here is some encouraging change from Dr Dayan Jayatilleke:
    Former Sri Lanka`s Ambassador to Russia expressed the following on 8thJuly
    media briefing in Colombo:
    “What is the game plan of the Government and would be the implications of the game plan succeeding. The game plan is one of hyper centralization of power, of concentration and indeed the monopoly of power. Because what happens if you remove or dismantle the 19th and 13th Amendments? What we have now is something which we never had before. Which is why I caution you that we are thinking of going back to the bad old days of Mahinda Rajapakse we had but it is not and a much worse than that, in that we have a change in the structure of Governance already and that structure of governance will be turned in a system. Now what is that change. You have a Government in rule by the President and a number of Task forces which do not even include the Prime Minister and the Cabinet.

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    Another masterpiece from the damsel with the Midas touch.
    What she has clearly explained is absolutely true.
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    These types of incidents occur when the lowest of scums with no refined breeding get into positions of power and easy money.
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    The murderous act blatantly committed by this tiny pup of a cricketer who before he donned a cricketers ball-guard was either driving or being driven in his father’s tuk-tuk.
    Due to his antics on the cricketing field within a short period of time, he had earned the right to drive one of the most expensive motor vehicles.
    Good for him but driving early morning on the wrong side of the road may be under the influence of foreign elements he, if he was of any decent breeding, should have soiled the leather seats of his luxury SUV should have with the assistance of his fellow cricketer passengers should have taken the now deceased to the closet hospital.
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    I am told that he has paid a santhosam of 1 million rupees cover-up but if I were in his boots I will either build or purchase a comfortable house like what the cricketer who I am positive had lived in a tiny shack in a slum in Moratuwa.

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    Mignonne & the Jetliners had a hit on the local song pop charts which went as – Bombay Merry Hi.
    Now with the military dictatorship of the kallathoni bankrupt Kota Uda war criminal president, there should be composed as – Colomba Kota uda or Kota Uda Colombo.
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    The nation has no cash whether in foreign or local currency to meet the day to day needs of its in penury poor residents who have no money to buy food, no money to meet their daily outgoings and within this short period of a few months since the introduction of godfather China’s magnanimous gift to the world wherein some parts of the globe the two-legged humans are dropping dead by the second..
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    If on the 5th August if they the Rajapuk’s SLPP cannot do a hora boru election I foresee that the military world-class war criminal thugs will finalise the take over of the entire administration of the civil system in this beleaguered by the Rajapuka’s sad sorry shitty nation.
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    The sad sorry shitting sitting on their little brain Sinhala petty-minded racist modays should awake with an electric shock should at least now at this late hour should cast their holy sacred votes for one of the opposition political parties and drive away the Rajapuk’s SLPP to perish and kill themselves in the devil’s hell where they be there even now.

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    Tissa you missed out on this:
    Two seasoned investigators transferred out of Colombo after Udayanga Weeratunga brought back to Colombo.
    Magistrate directs Acting IGP to ensure CI Francis who investigated case for five years is in Court at next hearing.
    Defence Counsel alleges evidence against Weeratunga doctored by CID
    State Counsel says newly-assigned CID officers not able to answer queries relating to case.
    And to add to all of this Udayanga Weeratunga is even addressing meetings.

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    Gamini Senarath, and Tiran Alles were also quickly acquitted and the AG has withdrawn with his tail between his legs. Next in line Nissanka Senadhipathi. And then Kapila Chandrasena? Things are happening very faast..

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      Bernard: Do you know why AG “Withdrew” the case? The chief witness for the prosecution in giving evidence stated that she had never seen a “Document” that was produced by the AG. Then on that statement AG “Dropped” the case. Shouldn’t the AG treated her as a “Liar” and proceeded to cross-examined her? You know who this “Gamini Senarath” as of today? That’s the “TWIST” in this case not much of Tiran Alles.

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    Mahinda & Gota has a plan to convince that they have not done anything wrong and it is the UNP, LTTE and Muslims are committed crimes, corruption and damaged economy. After cheating Sinhala Buddhists with their fake propaganda of patriotism, anti western, anti Muslim and anti LTTE propaganda, we all can expect the true face of Mahinda family after General election. Gota is keeping his group of thugs and criminals like Karuna and Pilliyan, Hisbullah, Weerawansa and all whitevan system which carried out abduction, murder, ransom etc. No one will be able to stop America stepping into in August 2020.

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      ” No one will be able to stop America stepping into in August 2020.”
      I hope so. Otherwise there won’t be Tamils either even to bulldoze like in Mullivaikkal or flush into Bay of Bengal like Tsunami. Now they are starting to place one officer & three soldiers of Rapist Army to each Tamil Gramaservaga office. In my time, Vithanai’ office was a lonely place and we have to check for 15-20 times to catch him for urgent matters. Now for four people in those offices in day time? And it all Rapist Army members? It is not strange that they are doing this for only Tamils, because they know it was Tamils who were resisting their games from 1948.

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    Why these types of illegal activities are carried out by the Police and the AG Depts., only during Rajapakse times? Similarly Police and Army killings of innocent civilians are also being carried out during Rajapakse Govt. Why? Is this the only way Rajapakses can threaten the civilians in order for them to stay in power?

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    Well Come to so called disciplined , virtuous blah, blah country. This is just a sample of our new “Low and Odor”. The fate of Lankans including the poor (not the super rich) SLPP , can be narrated by a recent example. In the US a young (under 20) girl recently died of Covid . The reason is her mother who is not only a nurse but so called evangelical supporter of Trump. Initially she ignored her daughter,s fever as “simple flu” (as Trump claimed). When it got worse she treated her daughter with what Trump prescribed on TV, ” first Azithromycin and then Chloroquine”,days after her condition further deteriorated where she became severely breathless and was taken to a hospital, where mother still refused ventilation support, and the poor girl passed away. This will be the the fate of poor Rajapaksas supporters who blindly believe in them. .As Sarath said Rajapaksas become the moral compass of their blind followers and their voice becomes the conscience of the blind. Rajapaksas will and needs are considered necessary, and appropriate. Say BYE to Mother Lanka.

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    Hooting Eureka in her dream, excited that there is something new to slow down Royals, is nothing anything new of Tissaranee Gunasekara’s canon firing bombastic journalism. But it is only a childish overreaction. There is nothing to slow down Royals, if that is not in their own will. Ranil’s 19A did not slowdown them coming to EP. Chandrika taking off their party Chairman ship did not steal the party from them. UNHRC passing resolution to put them to UN Electric Chair did not stop them from doing the 4/21 terrorism. American State Secretary John Kerry chasing them out of Temple Tree House did not stop them to come there to rule Lankawe again. When they did not have power, they from Opposition sacked Ranil and captured the Diyawanna Lake Palace with Chilly water Cannons. Supreme Court did nothing to that until foreign embassies got involved. This year they arrested a Swiss embassy employee; nothing happened to them. Jewel of the crown is they are unconstitutionally- but in an acceptable manner to SC as “Constitutional!” running the government without parliament and spending people money without budget. Now Tissaranee Gunasekara firing her cannon, which has already blasted off from every inch it from barrel to butt, by repeatedly firing at null targets, into the air, aimlessly.

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    We wrote a million comments, in CT, during 2015 election, trying to make M/s Gunasekara to realize that she was supporting Ranil the Fox of the 21st century and White Flag murderer who was listed as a War Criminal in first OISL report of September 2014 and whom was certified by Old King as “Judas”. It all were in vain, because she was so adamant in proving that it was Leader Pirapaharan who appointed Old King as EP in 2006. In the enthusiasm of that success story, she could not look backward even once & see whom she was trying to crown in 2015. Now Sampanthar, a real appointee of leader of TNA by Leader Pirapaharan has already pledged his support to Royals. Hakeem still has not cleared his Kumari Cooray case. Rishard had united other Muslim Ministers and stopped his name getting cleared in Yahapalanaya time. I don’t have to get into too long explanation for “what is the connection between minority parties’ problems and Royals getting 2/3, though we would take TNA’s case once more. We normally don’t predict or analyze things too deep, but just copy and paste in our words what is going in Colombo Media. It always sounds silly, but it is the reality. We know this election date was settled as Aug 5th because of the SC case, by 8 petitioners.

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    UNP has asked already to cancel the election date. Earlier date was fixed by Malayalee Namboodiri P. K .Balachandran as May 28th and announced in India. This time Balachanrdan’s prediction was the Royal Aanduwa wants to use UNSC’s resolution 1373 to ban tigers. Last time when Chitanta government announced that ban, the only country in the world accepted that ban was India under Sonia. So P.K. Balachandran is firing a spent bullet only to prove that he have seen, there is a tiger coming in the dark, across the fields, one never seen before. He probably is running one of the most profitable journalism by serving to Royals. But Malayali Balachandran’s auspicious date was abandoned and Mahinda Patriotic Deshapriya set it to June 20, King’s Birthday. Court case moved it to Aug 5th and Ranil wants that to be cancelled. Ranil is not interest in election but ever ready to be merged with Royals. When Mahinda Patriotic Deshapriya postponed, he said, if needed, the election may have to be further delayed. So further delaying the election is possible. This is going to let the Covid-19 and Economic situation in the country to eat up Old King’s chance of getting 2/3. (We need to be clear on one thing, the 2/3 is only for Old King to uplift him equivalent to King; but King is not affected by election so he will be running the government with PTCs without parliament.)

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    M/s Gunasekara may be ok saying not to vote for minority parties; after all TK’s racism is not as dangerous like Ranil’s racism. This time TNA is the most dangerous party it seems. It is so convulsed to negotiate with Royals so, it is going to give 5 years unconditional support to Royals. We all saw just with the promise of Secret Solution how Ranil got unconditional 4 ½ years support from Sampanthar, whom was not even caring that the TNA was being torn off by Ranil. Sumanthiran – Sritharan went even one step above and have started negotiations for Minister Positions. On the Muslims’ side, one after other all 2nd level leaders has already moved to Slap Party. Rishard will be doing it after his case is withdrawn. Hakeem will be waiting until the cabinet is being formed. But TK recommending voting for UNP is on her assumption of UNP is with her; rather not on the truth that only she is with Ranil, the Nariya. As two weeks has passed from Nov 2019, she cannot remember what Ranil did in last 5 years, struggling to save Royals and granting impunity for everyone in the government’s parties. He further voluntarily resigned from government 1 year earlier to allow King have his own way of government. SBJ & JVP are so vulnerable for Donkey Trading techniques. Vaalaiththodam Jr, at least will support from opposition like TNA did, last time.

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    Lemon Puff Veeriya said in a recent election meeting that he cannot Tamils be taken over by Sampanthar and Mano Ganesan. He said we (Chinkala Chauvinists) will be caring the Tamil. So he asked Tamils not to vote for those Tamil parties, but to vote for Slap Party. Tissaranee Gunasekara is following his path & advising Tamils and Muslims to vote for Ranil, otherwise Sinhalese are going to be hurt by Royals. She has no concern that Ranil cheated Sampanthar for the last five years with Secret Solution, while saving Old Royals family from UN Electric Chair. In this Lemon Puff has showed some compassion to Tamils, unlike Tissaranee’s complete disregard of Tamils’ concern. Tamil must vote for the Tamil parties who say they are ready to get and investigation from IC. All other internal solutions Lemon Puff and Tissaranee proposing are only extensions of Chinkala Chauvinism.

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    I was so sad today to see Murali hosting a meeting at a 5 star hotel for tamil businessmen to support wimal weerawansa. He is ruining his reputation.

    https://colombogazette.com/2020/07/13/murali-throws-his-weight-behind-wimals-polls-campaign/

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      Bernard,
      Murali Is not educated and coming from a good background. he is miles away from the profile of Our Sangakara. Sangakara or the like would not mingle with the kind of stupid colleagues. They are well aware of the facts, that carpentors or barbers would not do the jobs of heart surgeons. But Murali and the guy from Matara would do any low work pleasing Rajaakshe rascals.
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      Sangakkara btw comes from a great family background. Wimal BUruwanse should be beheaded in public for all the sins he deliberately committed. I get little upset about the invisible forces behind the human beings, when looking at the manner, the kind of totally corrupted men be unpunished neither by prevailing law and order nor divine forces.
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    Is there a Political Party named “JVP” contesting in the Parliamentary Elections scheduled for 5 August 2020? I raise this question in reference to the name “JVP” mentioned in the essay.

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    Reading the comments above, it strikes me that however much Tissaranee argues with her facts and others support her, there is a another segment even in this supposedly educated forum, that backs Rajapakses. Then when you go to levels below this “erudite” forum, there appears to be more of the latter. Some never learn or some act out of self interest.
    Who knows there may be a day like : “Good luck, Mr. Gorsky” as Neil Armstrong supposedly said after 25 years. Let us wait for that.

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