27 May, 2020

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The President In The Pandemic

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

“…by tomorrow, everything will already look different; by tomorrow, everything will already feel different.” ~ Viktor Klemperer (The Language of the Third Reich)

It was October 1348. Bubonic plague, known to posterity as the Black Death, was sweeping across Europe. In Geneva, a man by the name of Agimet was arrested and made to sign a confession (he was twice ‘put to torture a little’, according to official documents). In his torture-propelled confession, Agimet says he poisoned wells to spread plague among gentiles, at the urging of a rabbi. For Agimet was Jewish. And the witch-hunt against him was an early step in the scapegoating of Jews for the emerging pestilence.

The threat of the plague was a common one, then as now. Instead of facing it together, a terrified Christian majority was driven by ignorance and fear to turn on a religious minority. As historian Norman Cantor points out in his In the Wake of the Plague, Jewish communities in Europe were labelled plague carriers and accused of deliberately sowing the seeds of plague among Christians. The fake news and hate mongering gave rise to a wave of pogroms against Jews. Long after Black Death became a distant memory, anti-Semitism continued to plague Europe.

 The reverberations of that history can be felt today as a new pandemic sweeps across the world. In India, “the mainstream media has incorporated the Covid story into its 24/7 toxic anti-Muslim campaign, writes Arundathi Roy in her essay, The Pandemic is a Portal. “The overall tone suggests that Muslim invented the virus and have deliberately spread it as a form of Jihad” (Financial Times – 3.4.2020).

A similar campaign of anti-Muslim hysteria is gathering pace here in Sri Lanka. Online commentators accuse Muslims of birthing the virus and call Muslim patients ‘suicide bombers’, while the government looks the other way.

When several Sri Lankan returnees from Italy tried to escape quarantine, the government and the media very correctly refrained from mentioning either their race or religion. But this correct practice was cast into the four winds last week by the head of the presidential taskforce against covid-19, army commander Shavendra Silva. Appearing on Hiru TV in mufti, the general said, “Yesterday a patient was discovered from Akurana… Then we discovered another person from Puttlam. He has also associated with a lot of people. He is a Muslim. In both places they are Muslims”  

That gratuitous mention of the religion of two patients signalled a policy of open sesame on racism. In the now infamous Derana video clip, Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage follows in the boot-steps of the army commander, saying. “…today 20 patients were identified. Of these, 19 were of Muslim faith. 19!” The two opposition members on the panel, representing the JVP and Sajith Premadasa’s breakaway group, Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) say nothing to counter the minister’s hate speech. 

Since then, a few oppositional politicians – notably Mangala Samaraweera and Karu Jayasuriya – have condemned the hate campaign against Muslims. The UNP too has issued a statement against ongoing attempts to instigate racial and religious divisions. But the government remains unapologetic and unrepentant. A student and a doctor have been arrested, according to media reports, for claiming that a special ward has been set aside in a military hospital for VIP patients. But those who try to ignite communal unrest in the midst of a deadly pandemic remain above the law. 

The few countries which have managed to contain the virus, notably Taiwan, South Korea, and Iceland, have done so by using aggressive and widespread testing. Test 0 Trace – Test has been their operating principle. According to the GMOA, though Sri Lanka has the capacity to test 750 to 1000 people a day, less than 250 are being tested (Lanka News Web – 5.4.2020). All Ceylon Medical Officials Association (ACOMA) has questioned the quality of the protective clothing provided to those at the frontline of the battle, doctors and other medical workers. 

The government is cracking down on critics. It is allowing racism a free rein. But it seems to be failing in the cardinal task of making tests as widespread and as frequent as possible. Connect the dots, and what emerges is a ruling cabal that is prioritising its narrow political agenda even in a time of national and global disaster.

The unpardonable pardon and the impunity virus

On the sixth day of the curfew, the president set free a convicted killer. 

Army sergeant Sunil Rathnayake was found guilty of murdering eight people; that’s three more deaths than the virus has caused so far. “All the eight deceased persons had sustained the identical fatal injury, a cut on the neck inflicted from behind, as disclosed by the medical evidence,” wrote Justice Buvaneka Aluvihare in the Supreme Court judgment that confirmed Sunil Rathnayake’s murder conviction. Amongst those whose throats were slit from behind was a five year old child. The toddler had accompanied his father, two brothers (aged 13 and 15) and other adults (all of them war-displaced civilians) in their fatal journey to their original village of Mirusuvil. As they were about to leave, writes Justice Aluvihare, the toddler saw a guava tree full of ripe fruits. He begged for some fruits. The group stopped to pluck the fruits. That was when the killers arrived.

What kind of leader would pardon such a killer? What kind of a future can the country expect from such a leader?

What adds to the shame and exacerbates the shock of this pardon is its timing. The pandemic should have put a stop to politics as usual. Instead, the president is using the pandemic to advance his own political agenda. 

When the pardoned killer emerged from the prison, his welcoming party was headed by none other than retired major general and defence secretary Kamal Gunaratne. That presence was as symbolic as the pardon itself because it gave to the pardon the final ideological imprimatur. This was no isolated act, it said, but an integral component of the Gotabaya Rajapaksa political project.

No crime is a crime in my service, the pardon says. Loyalty sanctifies every action, turning even the most heinous murder into an act of heroism. 

Impunity is your inalienable right if you are a true believer, the pardon says. If you remain true to me, the pardon says, I will save you from the consequences of your action, be they official or unofficial.

Barbarism is heroism, the pardon says, and blood lust is patriotism. 

When the sole survivor of the massacre made his complaint, the military did not try to suppress it. On the contrary, the witness was taken seriously, given protection, and the investigation conducted with no loss of time, initially by the military police under the direction of Major Sydney Soyza. If the crime symbolised the dark side of the military, the effort to uncover it and hold the guilty to account indicated that there was another side too, one of honour and decency, of a basic sense of justice, and of compassion. With this pardon, the president has placed his stamp of approval not on those within the military who saw the cold blooded murder of eight civilians as a crime but on those who committed, approved or excused that crime. The pardon will rebound even on those Sinhalese who are indifferent to it or are elated by it – because it also paves the way to two, three, many Rathupaswalas. 

The Mirusuvil case was prosecuted by the AG’s Department. Sgt. Rathnayake was convicted after a trial at bar. The conviction in its most critical parts was upheld by a five judge bend of the Supreme Court, unanimously. 

With the pardon, the judicial system is told that the rule of law is dead, and the law of the ruler predominates. The judiciary can do its best, but the executive will turn all that work into nothing. 

The shameful and shaming silence on the part of Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sajith Premadasa and the JVP about this heinous pardon demonstrates that in the oppositional space, cowardice and opportunism prevail. 

The virus of impunity took a great leap forward with the unpardonable pardoning of convicted murderer Army Sgt. Sunil Ratnayake. The pandemic it will birth will flourish long after the horrors of Covid-19 have become nothing but a memory. 

Flouting the law; disembowelling the constitution

Sri Lanka Disaster Management Act, No. 13 of 2005 mandates the setting up of a National Council for Disaster Management, a non-partisan entity to deal with national emergencies. According to the Act, the members of this council should include the president, the prime minister, leader of opposition, 25 subject ministers and five members of the opposition nominated by the Speaker.

Had the parliament not been dissolved, the president would have been bound by law to appoint such a council to handle the pandemic threat. In the absence of a sitting parliament, the president has been able to deal with the pandemic unilaterally. And the result of this unilateralism, of one-man leadership, has not been positive. 

First the president ignored the possibility of the pandemic grabbing us by the throat, and dissolved the parliament, even though the parliament could have continued till August. Then he refused to listen to voices of reason, especially from the medical community, and adopted a politics as usual attitude. The task force he appointed to deal with the virus held televised meetings where members practiced the opposite of social distancing, sitting shoulder to shoulder. The president told the SAARC leaders that he will go ahead with the election and said that 28 Covid-19 patients is no reason to close down the country. 

Once the nomination was complete, he took a great leap in the opposite direction and imposed a country wide curfew. By maintaining and lifting the curfew in an arbitrary manner, he worsened public fears to the point of mindless panic.

Now he is paving the way for a constitutional crisis by refusing to rescind the gazette and re-summon the parliament.

In the early days, when the taskforce meetings acted as if it was some sort of daily show, a participant suggested handing the country over to the military for the duration of the pandemic. The president gave his signature laugh and said ‘I’d like to.’ 

A few days later he appointed another retired military man as the governor of the Western Province. Now some of his supporters are claiming that he can postpone the election at will, with no mandate from the judiciary, until the crisis is over. If the president follows this advice, Lankan democracy will be the most tragic victim of the pandemic.

The managing director of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, has warned that the pandemic has created an economic crisis like no other. One of the deadliest outcomes of the pandemic in Sri Lanka would be the creation of a class of new poor as the loss of livelihood and income forces a segment of the lower middle class to slip into poverty. Despair and anger are likely to be the dominant features in the mindset of this class. The recent actions of the government cannot but give rise to the fear that the rulers intend to use minorities as scapegoats, to divert and pacify the Sinhala members of this new poor. 

A Brazilian billionaire flew about in his private jet, meeting people, socialising with them, after he was tested positive for the virus. His crime does not belong to his community. It is his alone. The crime of a Sinhalese is not a Sinhala crime. The crime of a Tamil is not a Tamil crime. The crime of a Muslim is not a Muslim crime.

The narrative of this or that minority furthering the pandemic might help the government in its power project, but it will condemn Sri Lanka to a future of endless societal violence. 

Pandemics have always given birth to change. The world after a pandemic was never the world that prevailed before. If the signals emanating from the government are anything to go by, our post-pandemic future is likely to be one of racial violence and tyranny. Understanding that danger and confronting it is as important as doing everything possible to defeat the pandemic.

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    The regular reader will know that the writer of this article is a pathological hater of Sinhalese and the culture of the Sinhalese. Barbaric, medieval practices of leaving corpses of those infected with deadly pathogens like the current corona virus under a few feet of soil is an immense crime against humanity. In the congested cities of Lanka and even in the more remote places this is a deadly practice that must never be allowed to take place. Cremation is the only way in such instances, regardless of the cultural pressures, in this case from intolerant Moslem maniacs and their apologists.

    The pardon from a President of a country to someone is always at the Presidents discretion. The whole harangue about this from the writer is meaningless and against the will of the people who appointed their man as the President. Case closed.

    If the people are suspicious that the Moslems who barely a year age used the highest grade explosives to kill them are not spreading the virus to kill them, then the people are being smart and if the government is acting to prevent Moslem terrorism then both the people and the government are being smart. The writer is a sick person with a vendetta against Sinhalese people (I urge the readers to read previous articles to see the level of pathology the writer demonstrates in them) and should be very carefully monitored for treasonous activities. At this level of parthological and apoplectic hatred the possibility of transforming words into action is very high.

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      It will not be easy to inculcate respect and dignity in today s sinhala community which have now been caught by Rajapakshes radicalism.
      .
      There are retired good professionals that are really able men stay indifferent, since they are very clear, that their voice would not bring that much… and not dignified enough.
      :
      They put the SIVURU wearing idiots, that have now been in Rajaakshes clan before anything – as decorations and misleading forces, because there are masses, that beleive if came from BUDDHIST MONKS, could still have some menaings. But latter is NOT the reality.
      :
      Even if they the monks would stay PIRITH CHANTINGs, the viruses and their spread would not be blocked… if people would continue disreepcting – social distancing, and other precautionary steps being introduced by the POLICE, tri-forces and health authorities.

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      Yes and the truth hurts.
      The backbone of this president has certainly gone soft and gave into pressure to release a convicted prisoner. Just like that Baffoon he replaced. This gesture certainly, has literally taken a dump on the Judicial system of our dear country.

      And the author has highlighted the hypocritical nature of the the SL Media.

      What more can you expect when the racist media who are supposed to be neutral can blatantly spread hatred. Minorities in this country have never been recognised. They are only recognised at the time of elections. Successive governments have periodically ” Fornicated Under Consent of King” ed minorities.

      Racismwas never rarely raised its ugly head even at the height of war. Only after the Rajapakshe’s and their boot lickers came into power, did this hatred rise to unheard of heights. Yet You Jay Chambers, using a proper Christian name tend to side with them.

      This pandemic that we are facing affects all of us irrespective of religion/ race or gender. Yet conveniently, death of a fellow countrymen is given more prominence when the person belongs to the minority, be it Tamil, Muslim or Christian.

      Its people with vested interest that stand to gain from such sordid politicians that have made them ever so powerful. Democracy i.e of the people, by the people, and for the people. I hope grim reaper of a virus certainly wipes out the scum of our country to ensure future generations live in peace and harmony, sans people like you.

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      GAY Chambers – Liar, liar your pants on fire! Get lost from these columns.

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        Dear MEER,
        .
        We perfectly know that Gotabaya was a heart patient. And he had the CABG few months ago, shortly before Prez election.

        Given the frustration of his govt, today, which is diminishing to all ends, as of now, he will surely have to face lot more heart problems and other mental inbalances. We dont want to hope anyone to have any such, but Karama will not choose, when the time is up.
        Karma is even greater in power than SARs COV -2 virus aka COVID 19.
        .
        Was that essential to hurt MINORITY mind set by releasing that high criminal, convicted by a court investigation ?

        Was that essential to hurt muslim minorities attacking or hang on one man s opinion about burial rites ? If they were made clear, that it is common for all regardless of the religious background ? would those people still stay against ? It was all well planned by them or not ?
        .
        These BASTARD duo are well known and proved once for what they are talented most. Entire world stood against them by 2015 remember ?
        Most that eat Ratathanakola as their staple, would be affected with MEMORY-LOSS effect but we would never.
        :
        I see the light at the end of the tunnel, that we will reach the watedshed moment regarding Rajapakshe politics, observing the ground realities, being faced by people.
        .

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        meer, Jay Cjambers does not wear pants, he actually wears a piece of cloth. He doesn’t and cannot afford to own any pants. He is an epitome of a Banda.

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      “The pardon from a President of a country to someone is always at the Presidents discretion”

      Would your attitude be the same if any of those victims were near and dear to you?

      I must say people like you and your President are the lowest of the scum; no morality, no ethics, no compassion and tribal to the hilt.

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        Pardon was no essential

        But hurting the sentiments of torn and unhealed MIND set of tamils are of their paramount importance in order to grab more votes in the next election.
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        People are made to believe what they do is right through the two orifices of Rajaapkshe family.
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        HIRU TV – orifice of GOTABAYA
        .
        DERANA TV- orifice of BP Mahinda Rajapskeh the tsunami embazzler – THE BLOOD sucker of poor man.

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      Rubbish.
      Full stop.
      Not worth any comment.

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      The people of Sri Lanka have been locked down in a brutal curfew using the Corona 19 fear psychosis narrative of the US Deepstate, and big pharma funded WHO, and GMOA.
      This curfew has not happened anywhere else in the world in such a brutal fashion while the military commander who sees people and patients as enemies wants another 14 days of brutal lock down –
      Forget about the Easter Sunday memorial service for the CIA-Saudi led Easter Sunday attacks last year!
      The military dictatorship in Sri Lanka is growing and the US project to set up a total surveillance system in Sri Lanka with its USAID hospital at the VOA compound with Robots is on going. It seems that the Army Commander has made up with his American war crimes accusers.

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      The sickness that afflicts you Jay Chambers is worse than coronavirus. Your sickness will never go away, miserable man. You are an insult to humanity, to Buddhism and our country.

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      Jay chambers, you are an out and out Rajapakshe stooge. Ask your Darling Mahinda, Shiranthi, Basil and Namal
      and Gota to release the billions they robbed from the Country to battle the corona virus crisis.
      Concerned Citizen

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      People in Sri Lanka are losing spending power after many lose salaries and can’t pay for essential items… food prices will crash as soon as people can’t afford to buy them anymore… what are we doing to prepare for this? How are the daily wage earners surviving?

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      When the MASS MURDERERS and CRIMINALS become the Presidents and Prime Ministers, the first love they have is to ROB, STEAL, RAPE, LOOT and Burn down everything they see as the disliked…Oh I forgot one more, they love to see Boobs and Vaginas of the dead bodies….they take pictures of them and share it with all the like minded racists — Psychopaths do all these….

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      Mr. Chambers,
      ” (I urge the readers to read previous articles to see the level of pathology the writer demonstrates in them)”. Agree 100%.
      She is not the only one; but we should protect her (and their) right to write and express her (their) opinion. Our duty is to counter those seemingly logical arguments and defeat the venom and jealousy that she is (they are) brewing within herself (themselves).
      Thanks for the straightforward comment.

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        Thanks Raj. Yes, protecting the freedom of speech is an absolute must if we are to humanity is to succeed in anything. However, pathological comments, written with seething hatred towards Sinhalese people while totally ignoring blatant Moslem terrorism is the hallmark of this writer. I have been pleading with the readers on CT to pay attention to the growing menace of the Moslem radicalism in Lanka for the past several years. I warned about the Easter Sunday style attacks and no one paid attention. Meanwhile, the writer kept uttering mumbo jumbo about many things while giving Moslems a TOTAL miss. This is when I saw the agenda behind the writing. Either its a case of pathological hatred of Sinhalese or someone is bankrolling and paying writers like these to keep spitting drivel as part of the Moslem Taqqia deception.
        Taqqia is used extensively to mask the Moslem terror, and writers like these will keep the readers in the woods while Moslems will plan the next massacre which may be a nerve gas attack or something apocalyptic. The contraband supply chain from Pakistan of drugs and weapons to Moslems in North Western Lanka (Putlam, Chilaw, Manner) is well known and Moslems will someday import high grade nerve agents to Lanka from this route, just like they brought the highest grade plastic explosives for the Easter Sunday massacre. They enjoyed that barbaric feast so much that they are salivating for round 2, which will be much worse, in the level of current corona epidemic on the worst days like in Italy.

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      Gay Chambers it s ironical how you say this writer is a pathological hater of Sinhalese whereas your language and opinions always suggested you are pathological hater of Tamils and Muslims i.e. minorities. Go hang yourself with your scientific data and unproven claims. What’s the difference between you and the medieval practices you claim that the Moslems practice yours is as good as any witch hunt.

      Entire world has no problem in burial of these COVID dead bodies but SL? Wonder why

      Cremation of bodies is not a Buddhist practice but a Hindu one which you got on loan from your neighbors so grow up and clean up your ass

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    Well There are noble politician , there unethical politicians, There are highly intellectual and unbiased Medias and There Medias which are there as political stooges and will have no conscience, no respect for fellow human, no respect for death ,which waits all of us.
    no point crying victim,as that is exactly what they want.
    Truth as bitter as it may be can not be interpreted Anyother way.
    _________________________^__
    why is The Borah , Memon and Malay always referred by their ethnicity while all Three are Muslims?
    —–‘
    One may Argue Borahs are Shais ,I say no , They are more proper Muslims than all Muslims , so are most of Today’s Malays and Memons , They are both Sunni Muslims .
    When ever Muslim is referred it is understood and accepted term for Moors both Sri Lankan and Indian.
    This is because while the above three are well organised
    Commuties , they have leaders and system that work .and they identify themselves by their ethnicity.
    Long ago Moors were the champions of this,.
    Today there is no leadership , no community , from one large and.medium.size of schools of Thoughts today has many splinter groups going haywire .
    Unlike before Shafi or Hanaffi is no.more , with So many Spinter groups ACJU no matter how sincere they try,no one seem.to hear them except The Tablique Jamath,
    The Moors have just one choice to.end this hate, as they can.not appoint a Imamth , Shiek or Mufti.to.more than one different sub schools of Shafi and Hanaffi.
    Like The Memon and Malay they should first form one Moor Organization embracing Indian moors and appoint a head by islandwide Election, let each group follow their own sub Schools .in religous practice

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    I have read this same article 10 years ago may be during EELAM WAR IV. Even those days I read that minorities are superior to everybody. What ever they say the govt must do it,

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      JD it’s funny how you need to feel minorities are superior when in reality they have nothing from their majority brothers nor their governments.

      If you heard it during the war yes that’s because there was a minority of people humans who suffered by the war in the Tamil areas who were unable to do anything against the oppression by their own war mongers and they were hated by the war mongers on this side merely because of their ethnicity so the writer rightly so spoke for minorities

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    Very well said. What else can you expect from Gotabhaya? Bensen

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    Where ever is Fredericka Jansz?

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      Let s hope she will come with an article next days. So that we could help with our COMMENTs to that. If I were she, i would do so because, she should win her rights back. They were all taken away by CRIMINAL gota.
      :
      She was droven away by Gotler by scaring her to Seatle US. Remeber ? That Puppy dogs incident, for which GOTABAYA was known to have set a special flight to Zurich/Switzerland ? This bugger though is made to be a saint, abused state funds to the core, now became the president, …. where on earth such candidates would ever be able to become leaders, except for srilanka ?

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      She is in exile in a safe place where white vans won’t come to pick her up.

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      and where is Mr & Mrs Dayananda Dissakanike (Retd.EC) – Not in the interest of our Sinhala
      media.

      No one dares mention this, as the 2/3rd majority next is most important for the SL President to ensure he can make amendments to guarantee life-time immunity of ANY charges anywhere of any SL President – including retirement in California! This is the ONLY importance of the next general elections

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    Ms T wouldn’t have been so upset if Dr Rani was the PM when the GORVID-19 hit the Town.
    And Dr Rajitha was dispensing the Respirators and Malaria Tablets and the Corona Testing Kits through Osuhala where his Buddy was the Boss.
    All with the money legally sanctioned by Mangala Samare, the darling of the Human Rights, Groups, AI,and of course the dear Diaspora every where-

    And most of all T would have been even more relaxed if Nande got beaten and Keselwatta Kid became the President.
    With Field Marshall Ponseka as the Defence Minister, Pujitha as the IGP and Senanayaka as the Army Chief.
    And took control of taking care of the Corona as well as the Inhabitants.

    Keselwatta Kid’s Cabinet of all those Intelligentsia would have brought the Corona under control without any sweat.
    And the Colombo Elite , Anglicans , Vellalas and the new addition the Muslim Faction wouldn’t have to go through those Lock Downs, Curfews and Food Deliveries.

    So I can totally understand Ms T and her loyal followers frustrations.

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    Jay Chambers can be declared as an ignorant
    ASSS NOT WORTH THE DUST ON ONES SHOES. SO WE SHOULD NOT WASTE TIME ON HIM

    THE ISSUE IS THE SLAP GIVEN TO A FIVE BENCH JUDICIARY THAT HAS FOUR JUDGES STILL SERVING.. JUSTICE BUVENAKA ALUVIHARE IS SOMEONE WHO GAVE HIM A LEASE OF LIFE .

    GOTABHAYA WAS VOTED TO BE FAIR BY ALL AND RULE WITH JUSTICE RESPECTED.
    WILL HE RESPOND TO THE REQUEST OF THE TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL.

    True his brother also used his discretion and released a Minister’s wife serving a death sentence and patholaya releasing a saffron robed thug again sentenced for Contempt of Court and the Royal Park murder.. Kudu Raja also May come out soon that’s discretion correctly used.

    Good

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    Excellent reply hope this writer finds peace within herself without brainwashing people with a diabolical lies

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    There is an old Arabic proverb:
    ‘The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on’.

    In case of Sri Lanka:
    Two legged creatures bark, teeth-less, nail-less Tigers who got wounded howl (no strength to roar) while licking their wounds, Toiya journalists come out from their hiding places from time to time and scream but the Rajapakshe caravan moves on.

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      Orifice cleaners of your nature, Eagle eye, would never see it right. Get well and give us a break, else, COVID virus will have to punish you ASAP.

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      The caravan will come to a grinding halt one day…cause and effect is an inescapable natural law..so look in the mirror today Eagle Eye and perceive the ugliness..

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      Eagle Blind Eye, wish we could stop the Rajapakse caravan and look what is inside it. We might find at least some of the wealth stolen from our people inside. We could do that for Bondsman Rani and the Sura Rajini, Chandrika. We have been led by thieves.

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      Eagle Blind Eye,

      Have you also heard that The President in the Pandemic is like the ‘Pambagarley Patalunu Nariya Wagei’.

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      Eagle my dear Blind one you ultimateley turned to the Arab’s for their proverbs that’s double standard dude you ignorant fool

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    Derana video clip, Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage follows in the boot-steps of the army commander, saying. “…today 20 patients were identified. These people make other people afraid when you compare how statements are made in europe countrie we can understand the the directio of leader ship. what is lacking from the audience point of view is addressing the immediate crises or building long-term foundations of peace to advance global good is put in solution not cleared.

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    Thank you, Tisaranee

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      Mr. SRH Hoole.
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      For what…?
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      bashing sinhalese…???

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      TG,

      Thanks for highlighting the issues. Nobody has the right to get infected, infect the others including the health care workers, and up to 50 percent of the infections were by asymptomatic infections.

      The first infections were by the Chinese abs the Italians.

      If the Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhist” racists want to point accusing fingers, they should pint the finger at the authorities, the Cjibrsr and the Italians, and not at the Muslims, and Tamils .

      They can do pirith chanting with the monks and piss in the wind, which they usually do, to impress the imbeciles, mean measured IQ 79.

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    Since the writer quotes from ‘Language of the Third Reich’, I share another one from the same work:-

    Words can be like arsenic;.They are swallowed unnoticed, appear to have no effect, but then after a little time the toxic reaction sets in after all.

    Few today, all too few, write with Tisaranee Guneaskera’s erudition and courage.

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    The Army Commander who thinks he is Supreme together with Derana newscasters and a corrupt politician from the Flowerbud are openly promoting racism and the Government is silent about creating racial unrest by these culprits.Rogue politicians from both divides of former Parliament should worship COVID 19 for saving them from prosecution.All charges against these culprits including one who lost his memory and said ” I cannot remember” to the Judiciary should worship Gotler who is not bothered to take any action against them. Strange happenings in Locked Down Sri Lanka truly Gotler’s Land!!!!!!!!

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    EC has written a letter to MR , requesting to immediately stop politicians from exploiting and manipulating contingency plans for their own political gain. Silly lankans who will exploit any human tragedy for their own gain. Why not start a fund to use for election expenditures.??????

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    In Singapore Muslims are identified as follows , Malays (.The largest in.number), then the Tamil.Speaking Muslims , also with a tiny number of splinter groups,( but very united). Then The Malabar sunni Muslims the tiny Hindi and urdu speaking Muslims , and all from.south Asia sub cont in Singapore.are part of it , irrespective of religion .pls take time to read on SINDA.
    The tamil speaking Muslims are the next strongest
    commnity , because they do not identify as Muslims .(.They keep religion separate)

    THE NEXT option for Moor .muslim is to form.a social development organization.under one banner with Tamil Speakers of Hindus and Christians . these two options must be discussed asap by Muslims among politicians, businessman , religous scholars and academics .

    Peace be to you and AYUBOWAN

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    All I said was, dispose of corpses in a hygienic manner, by incineration. The dead is gone, the living have a right to stay alive and well. Lanka is a poor country, small and unable to handle pandemics. Yet so far Lanka is doing well, despite ceaseless efforts by Moslem fanatics and apologist tagraggery to leverage religious buffoonery to derail the preventive measures. I learned that dozens of Moslems are engaging in practices with a view to get infected and then set forth to infect the infidel, a create another Easter Sunday in slow motion. In India too its the fanatic Moslems who are the vectors of the virus. I implore Lankans, for Gads sake, finally develop a database of all these monsters. Names, DNA, fingerprints, facial recognition all captured using AI driven apps and tools. Its not a question of whether they will resort to both kinetic warfare, such as Easter Sunday, but also demographic warfare (breeding like vermin), and poisoning of the infidel Kaffir Sinhalese and Tamils using whatever means. This virus is the latest method. They want to ensure that by 2030 Lanka is no longer sustainable as a non-Moslem country and by 2040 they want to raise the flag of Alla over the ruins Sri Lanka and corpses of the dead Kaffirs and declare the latest addition to the Moslem Dar Al Islam. The time to act is NOW!!

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    Eagle, In Silly Lanka I heard the People in the Caravan barks and the dogs keep moving on, because remember we are such unique country.

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    This article should be translated into Sinhala and published .

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    The way TG and her gang analyse it, it looks even after the COVID – 19 crisis, there will be HEALTH CRIMINAL CHARGES, WHO come looking and asking why muslims were not given their religious preferences. Mangala samaraweera may be invited to UNHCR co-sponsor a resolution saying we hurt muslim feelings. The number of deaths because of muslims won’t be important. NGO – Journalist gang will have their field day again.
    It looks Hakeem will be a Minister again in the next govt. What happened to his file. Hakeem even though Zaharan’s Bossom-buddy was in the PSC judges bench too. I here, there is another 30 or so WAHABIS are waiting to cross from Indian Shores. They definitely bring COVID-19 with them and share with others too.

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    GMOA has to switch ASAP to Indian test strip method because it is cheaper and is economical. They have to be careful about FALSE POSITIVES an FALSE NEGATIVES as they say there are ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS.
    How do they do in China ?.
    Avigen from where ever you bought is a bio-pharmaceutical manufactured by american Genzyme, should be very very expensive. It is only for neurological pain. Probably very very cheap, patent expired Hydroxy Chloro quinine does the same of relieving muscular pain in the chest. It is only an experimental drug here (not a trusted one).

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    Probably, 5000 avigen tablets were paid by the US $ 1.36 million grant.

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    Accusation of GMOA should be very political. But, it is not the doctors but biochemists should be the ones who decides what economical and accurate tests to be used. It says, there are anti-body tests available for Corona virus. Antibody tests also can be carried out in 100s (384 at a run, minimum) in automated machines and is very cheap. Only thing is to be careful about false positives and negatives. Here, pharmaceutical Equipment SALESMEN MAY HAVE FOOLED DOCTORS TO BELIEVE THAT ONLY THE REAL TIME PCR IS THE TEST TO BE USED..
    It is easy to accuse. I think the accusation is to discredit govt and the president.

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    Peace

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    Tisaranee’s article is so true!!!. To enable sri Lanka to rescue itself from the depth of the mire, we find ourselves in, is to eradicate RACISM in all it’s forms,which has been used as a political tool in the last 15years. Which is worse, the virus of racism or the corona? We have to realise that every one of us, have the birth right to live on this Beutiful land.peacefully.

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    The question about Covid-19 is what the good the social isolation and curfew going do in the coming feature.

    Bronx Zoo reported its couple of feline class animals being infected with Covid-19. These are wild animals, in cages. Earlier Kong Hong guy reported his dog was being infected. In China Pangolin and bats blamed for carrying these virus.
    What is the possibility is this virus already have affected the wild and domesticated animal and to what extent? How to protect them from bing carriers to humans? Will the social isolation work in the feature to separate man from animals or animals from animals?

    Many have expressed their opinion of this same panic repeating next season or for coming few seasons. I don’t believe any vaccine being really effective on this virus. World health community must come out with a medicine 100% effective; not even 75% will not do any good.

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    SRH Hoole – Thissaranne………………. Bird of feather.
    Now we know where Thissaranee/s interest lioes and what is behind her writting.
    Thisaranee another buonic………………

    Poya effects on who contributed.

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    As usual, a brilliant analysis of the state of play in the political circus that insists on performing despite the greatest odds facing a country or indeed the planet in more than a century. The military man at the head of the SL covid-19 taskforce mentioned the ethnicity or religion of the criminally negligent person or persons that posed a great danger to the community by way of total disregard for authority and regulations that were based on established scientific facts. I believe that if a particular faith or its followers engage in anti-social activities in large numbers as to merit alarm and concern for the community’s safety, then there should be an open acknowledgment of it, with a view to curtail those dangers posed, even if it means declaring their identity. It should not matter if the perpetrators are yellow clad shaven heads or skull-cap donning bearded men in white, they need to be identified and dealt with severely, while the public should be informed of the background of these motivations.

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    Ms T : Your opinion piece shows your ignorance of how epidemiological research is done. A good portion of Epi research is based on identifying unusual or common factors occurring in disease clusters among population groups.

    For Example, in the case of South Korea, currently cited as an example by the WHO for its handling of the COVID and its spread , the disease was first identified among members of the Church of Jesus the Temple of of the Tabernacle of the Testimony. The particular group also believe that sickness is a sign of weakness and try to conceal it. South Koreans tested large number of the particular religious group, and it was public knowledge.

    Thus if COVID clusters are prevalent among certain population or religious groups, and that members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID are privy to some evidence of that, my view is , it is in the public interest to release such information to prevent further spread of the disease. Moreover , the information was released when emergency measures such as a curfew as well as the police are on full alert there can be no danger to the particular group. If the information was not publicized a majority of the public and opinion piece writers like Ms. TG would have blamed the PTG and the President as irresponsible.

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    If the then govt fought the LTTE annihilation the way International community wanted, the way NGO were screaming. The way anti-Sri Lankan every body or the pro -LTTE 16% wanted, govt would have never won the war and make LTTE brigadiers run away.
    Sp, Just carry on. Forget your whining.

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    Good news is Governor Cuomo sounds like NY is getting better.

    Bad News is UK Prime Minister Johnson is in intensive care.

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      Best news is that VP is dead and rotting in hell.

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