23 September, 2017

The Withering Heights Of Ranil Wickremesinghe

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

H. L. D. Mahindapala

H. L. D. Mahindapala

The most noteworthy promise kept by President Maithripala Sirisena after he became president on January 8, 2015 was to appoint Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister. And, needless to say, the rot began from that moment onwards. Together they promised in their Manifesto to take the nation to “an ideal society” in 100 days. The winning card they played was to promise a moral political culture, quite different from the previous regime. It is the failure to honour their own commitment of maintaining the basic – not the highest — ethical standards that has brought them down in the eyes of the disillusioned public. When the stench of the Central Bank scandal hit the nostrils of the public within the first few weeks of the Yahapalanaya the Siri-Wicky regime lost forever the moral high ground on which they rode to power. Sirisena, however, boasted that he saved Wickremesinghe’s “Titanic” from sinking. But what was he saving? Not the nation. Not the SLFP, his party. Not morality. He was saving only a ship load of thieves. Wickremesinghe admitted in his interview with The Island (1/8) that he was carrying thieves on board his ship. “There were thieves in this government too.” he said.

While Wickremesinghe admitted that his regime had its quota of thieves President Sirisena compared his regime to the “Titanic”. Of course, this comparison is totally inappropriate. No head of state would compare his ship to the disastrous Titanic unless he is a naive greenhorn. He was, in short, admitting guilt for launching a ship that would sink in its maiden voyage. But since he claimed to have saved it (it never happened in reality) it is necessary to ask what was it that he saved. Going by Wickremesinghe’s admission he could have saved only a ship load of thieves. So was it worth it? Saving thieves doesn’t speak well for the man who promised a Yahapalanaya, does it? The blunt fact is that neither of them could save the sinking ship of state. To begin with, neither of them was in charge to save the sliding chairs on the deck. Sirisena, for his part, was willing to turn a blind eye to the thieves on deck. And Wickremesinghe found it easy to exploit the President Nelsonian eye to play his selection of the dirges of “Negombo women”, while his do-nothing captain sang his dirge of nava-gilunath band chune.

Ranil From his twitterBoth were working separately in their compartmentalized cabins and when they met on deck it was only to wave each other good-bye until the next time. It was a bizarre arrangement. During the time of Chandrika Kumaratunga the Prime Minister and the President clashed head-on and she cashiered him when Wickremesinghe was posing at White House as an obedient servant of Uncle Sam in the Indian Ocean, usurping the powers of the President. Their struggle for power was quite patent. Their power relationship was doomed to collapse. In the end Kumaratunga got rid of Wickremesinghe in a humiliating dismissal. But under the new dispensation the President and the Prime Minister, who claim to be “mango friends” (amb-ba ya-lu-wo), waged a subcutaneous war with each other. They managed to co-exist neither as political opponents nor as political friends. Each did his own thing, often at cross-purposes, dragging the nation to a standstill with the perplexed people wondering what future awaits them next. Both manoeuvred to extend the promised “hundred days” and, when they were cornered by a no-confidence motion at the end of six months, Wickremesinghe, who ruled without a mandate, was forced to seek a mandate.

Their gamble for power, linked to an alliance of 50 political agencies – including RAW, CIA and NGOs — succeeded on January 8, raising the hopes of the nation to Himalayan heights. They succeeded in grabbing power by promising “the ideal society”, which the misguided urban elite swallowed, hook, line and sinker. The urbanites who fell for this line proved, once again, that a sucker is born every minute. They too went on board the “Titanic” — just for the thrill of it — and today they are going down without life boats in sight.

Though the Siri-Wicky duo won power on January 8 they failed to realise in the intervening six months that to retain power they had to be more moral than the ones they replaced. Nor were they able to fulfil their promises. The “100 day” mantra ran into six months without getting anywhere near the promised nirvana. As the days passed Wickremesinghe was forced to come down from his withering heights. Step by by step he came down from his “ideal society” to “national government”, to “United National Government for Good Governance” and now to the elusive land of a “Lichchavi kings” – his latest promise. Who is going to believe that the Man from Batalanda can ever reach anywhere near the hem of the dharmista Lichchavi Kings? With each coinage he makes it obvious that he is only a noisy vessel making empty phrases which he changes, frequently, hoping that the nation would cotton on to at least one of them. But no one is buying. He himself is utterly confused, believing that he has reached his ideal Ali-mankada when he has not even reached Pamankada. He has been constantly relocating himself in various political spaces, jumping from Yahapalanaya to Lichchavi kings, without getting even a toe-hold of any place. He seems to be creating these ill-defined, vague political spaces to give a gloss to his “thieves” (quote-unquote”) on board his sinking Titanic, knowing that his captain is a do-nothing drifter lost in limbo.

Both failed to achieve anything substantial because they were obsessed with only one thing : vindictive politics of persecuting their political opponents, particularly those in the previous regime. They had only one item in their political agenda : getting rid of Rajapakses. “I will bury them! I will destroy them!” cried Wickremesinghe. If they had spent half the political energy they spent on “destroying” the Rajapakses in some constructive work for the nation they could have proved to the world that they were better governors than those in the previous regime. Sirisena too tried his level best to keep the Mahinda Rajapakse out by vowing not to give him nomination, not to give leadership not to make him prime minister. But he was naive. He was acting like desperate Velupillai Prabhakaran building mud walls to stop the Security Forces advancing with deadly air strikes. He failed to realise that the forces moving outside his presidency were more powerful than those within his presidential fortress. Mahinda Rajapakse won the day despite the mighty international and the Siri-Wicky-CBK forces working against him.

As the dithering “My-3” leaders gets closer to the August 17 – the D-Day – they seem to be wandering in no-man’s land without a compass. They are advancing, if at all, only into cuckoo-land. The hard realities of the new forces changing the political landscape have not sunk into the bone-head of Wickremesinghe yet. The blind refusal to acknowledge and deal with grim realities facing Wickremesinghe can be seen in the following Q & A reported in The Island:

Q: Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is once again your opponent. How do you assess this situation?

A: I don’t see any strong candidate from the Freedom Alliance. President Maithripala Sirisena is the leader of the Alliance and he is not contesting. On the other hand, the President has already said that former President Rajapaksa won’t be appointed as the Prime Minister even if the Alliance secures a majority. No one has been named as a Prime Ministerial candidate. So how can I consider him my opponent?

Every sentence quoted above confirms that the Yahapalayana regime is run a by a two-headed donkey : one body and the two heads of Siri and Wicky. Take Wickremesinghe’s statement that the President is not contesting and so he has no “strong candidate”. In the first place, everyone knows, except Wickremesinghe, that the President is not – and cannot be — a contender in the Parliamentary polls. So how can he contest him for a Parliamentary seat? Sirisena has fought his election and he is sitting pretty doing nothing as President. And, again, why should the President contest for the prime minister’s post, when he is holding the two supreme posts of President of the Alliance and the presidency of the nation? Second, he relies on Sirisena’s statement that Mahinda Rajapaksa will not be appointed as PM “even if the Alliance secures a majority”. In other words, he is saying that President Sirisena will appoint him as prime minister even without a majority. Isn’t this an open admission that he cannot win and he is depending on Sirisena to make him the Prime Minister? Besides, is he that foolish to believe that the nation and the international community – including his buddies in India, USA and UK – will accept Wickremesinghe, who would have been rejected by the people for the 30th time, as the legitimate prime minister? Third, he says that “No one has been named as a Prime Ministerial candidate” and, therefore, he cannot consider Mahinda Rajapakse to be his opponent. Is he serious? Or is he mad to think that he is fighting a non-existent ghost? Is he going to wait till August 18, like the ostrich with his head buried in the sand, to find out that he has been fighting the only other candidate in the field, Mahinda Rajapakse?

This exposes his level of intellect. Only his servile claque in the UNP backbenches (with a few exceptions, of course) consider him to be the political genius. Clearly, there is more substance in a half-boiled sprat than in the peanut brain of Wickremesinghe! His failure to construct a solid argument to a simple question reveals his refusal/inability to grasp the realities undermining his temporary grip on power. How can the urban intelligentsia vote for a bone-head who thinks that there is only one contestant in the political arena and that is Wickremesinghe? These inanities are signs of a delusional loser. He is imagining that he has already won because there are no rivals to him. But at the same he is aware that at the of the day (August 17) he has to rely on Sirisena to get him appointed as prime minister even if he doesn’t win a majority.

The political problem then falls on Sirisena’s lap: is this the kind of joker that Sirisena is going to appoint as Prime Minister? If Sirisena appoints Wickremesinghe again as PM without a majority will he not have to face the wrath of the people who have been denied their fundamental right of electing their prime minister? Besides, such an undemocratic act would be the anti-thesis of Yahapalanaya. It will be a high-handed dictatorial act which is bound to unleash the collective anger of voters who have been denied their political right to elect their prime minister. Can Sirisena join Wickremesinghe in imposing a dictatorship of an unelected minority leader? Knowing this, is Wickremesinghe threatening to increase the powers of the FCID to strengthen his dictatorial grip in order to rule as a minority leader without a majority in the House?

His latest interview with the Island is teeming with his usual nit-witticisms. Exposing the full text will run into reams. I will end with one more Q & A.

Q: The President told the media that you were asked to remove the Central Bank Governor from the post. Why was this not done?

A: No. He told me that most have told him to remove him (Mahendran). I explained to him that he has been cleared by the committee as well as the Court and that it was not acceptable to remove him in such a situation. I also told him that Mahendran and the Treasury Secretary played key roles in making the new budget of this government. We will wait for the decision of Parliament and if the Parliament says he is wrong, we will remove him, I told him. That’s what happened.

For all intents and purposes, the President, Prime Minister, Parliament and the public knew that not only the Governor of the Central Bank but even Wickremesinghe had a hand in the irregularities that took place in the biggest scandal of the Bank since it was established in 1950. Colombo Telegraph which published the COPE report stated that both the Prime Minister and the Governor had a hand in the dealings of the bond scandal. COPE made it clear that the Prime Minister too was directly involved in the decision.” The Governor admitted (21/6 p 1) that ‘This is the policy decision that was taken by the Hon Prime Minister’. But when he was asked whether the Prime Minister was allowed to take such decisions, he dodged the question and simply said ‘It was in the interests of the transparency of the system’.”

Parliament was not only ready with the report but also willing to go further and move a vote of no-confidence on the Prime Minister when the President stepped in to “save the sinking Titanic”. What was the urgent need to dissolve Parliament when the COPE was ready to present it to Parliament? After all, if both agreed to extend “100-days” to six months they could have waited another day till Parliament presented its report. Instead, Parliament was dissolved to cover up the guilt. So who is going to buy Wickremesinghe’s con stories?

Both the President and the Prime Minister are passing the buck to each other without taking responsibility for the crooked deals that took place under their very noses. President told the media categorically that he asked the Prime Minister to remove Mahendran. Prime Minister denies it by giving his version of the events. And the final excuse for keeping Mahendran is that he “played a key role in making the new budget of this government”. What a joke? What is the Einsteinian contribution made by Mahendran to the budget for the economy to make a giant leap from just above poverty level to an economic cornucopia of the First World? On balance, did Mahendran “play a key role” in dragging the economy to a new level of debt which the public will have to pay for the next thirty years, or did he “play a key role” in handing over the biggest dowry to his daughter through his bond-dealing son-in-law, as they say in the market place?

For Wickremesinghe to keep him in the job, is there anything that he has done which the other seasoned and experienced economists in the Bank have failed to do in the past? What is more, as stated earlier, the Governor of the Bank had told the Parliamentary Committee that Wickremesinghe was aware of the bond deals all the way. Which means that Wickremesinghe too was involved in the scam, either directly or indirectly. So when the President boasted that he saved the sinking “Titanic” did he mean that he saved Wickremesinghe also from the sinking ship? The available evidence proves that the Governor, the Prime Minister and the President have been sailing merrily in the “Titanic” carrying a load of thieves. According to President’s boast it seems to have given him a great deal of pleasure in saving this “Titanic” carrying Wickremesinghe’s thieves?

In one sense, Wickremesinghe can be viewed as a tragic figure. He has been ill-fated when it come to power. The hurried rush to dissolve Parliament conforms to the past pattern of Wickremesinghe’s short stints in power. Not only does he have the highest record of losing power he also holds the record for holding power for the shortest time. His staying power at “Temple Trees” in particular was limited. When he was lodged at “Temple Trees” for the first time he was yanked out unceremoniously by Gamini Dissanayake who bluntly told him to get out or else….. He walked out without a fight because he knew he did not have the numbers. The second time, was when Chandrika Kumaratunga threw him out after a brief interlude. This is the third time which he managed to retain for six months. From January 9, 2015 his power had been withering. slowly but surely. His delusional thinking makes him believe that he has won the hearts and minds of the people. But in his heart of hearts he knows that in the end he will have to depend on the President to install him as prime minister. He even admitted this in his Island interview. He knows he will not have the numbers to form a government of his own. His brief stay has been an aberration. The future of the nation in returning to its historical path on August 17.

Wickremesinghe’s vacuous answers makes it abundantly clear that he is not a man of substance who is fit to be the leader of the nation. He never was. Nor will he ever be. His own words condemn him. His failed formulae (CFA (2002), his confining of Security Forces to barracks, the Millenium City massacre of our elite forces, et al) adopted by him to deal with the critical issue of the nation prove that he can take the nation backwards but not forward. His lack of vision, arising from his inability grasp basic realities, confirms his inability to function as a D. S. Senanayake, or S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, or a Ranasinghe Premadasa. It must be conceded, however, that he has an innate capacity to alienate people.

The people kept him out of power 29 times before because they had no confidence in him. The chances are that the people will not give him an outright majority to form a government of his own on August 17 as the mud on him cannot be washed away (a la Robert Knox) to be placed on the throne of the people.

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    The Titanic did not have enough lifeboats to save everyone. Perhaps there is an underlying Freudian symbolism here?

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      How do we trust Sirisena President? He has forgotten his promises and betrayed us and he Put his Party before the country.
      It’s a shame with all the accolades he received from far and wide following his investiture . Since then has he taken another path? Is he playing a double game??

      I call it he chose his party before the country.
      As a ruler taking control of a country he dithered he should have put the country FIRST AND the party second.

      To my opinion not trustworthy to lead this country.

      Weak in mind weak in character.
      One good example CBK was born into SLFP which was formed by his father , but still she gave up the Party to be part of UNPGG for the sake of the country. She needed to be applauded but not Sirisena.

      For a leader with intelligence the COUNTRY SHOULD BE FIRST NOT THE PARTY.

      Why ? We all thought he’s a calm and clever chap, then he made a U TURN.

      This is why leaders too needed good academic education to make Good decisions.

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      The Titanic did not have enough lifeboats to save everyone. Perhaps there is an underlying Freudian symbolism here?

      that is how Mahinda Rajapakse behaved too.

      HE thought he was UNSINKABLE. So, went to election two years in advanced hoping to govern another ten years.

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    Maithri will always speak his own mind, in his way; and I am proud of him.

    It is a pity that Arjuna Mahendran set foot in Sri Lanka this year. What else do you have to say from Australia, Mr Mahindapala?

    Your Rajapaksas are losing badly – and they deserve to. The JVP is going to end up with more seats in parliament than the MaRa supporters. We would have liked to live in quiet retirement; after all he did achieve something in 2009. Now, since that’s what his stars apparently hold out for him, may he get humiliated daily in Parliament.

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      H. L. D. Mahindapala , Mahinda Rajapaksa Shill ans White-Washer

      “The most noteworthy promise kept by President Maithripala Sirisena after he became president on January 8, 2015 was to appoint Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister. “

      Now the People will appoint Ranil Wickramasingha as the Prime Minister.

      Mahinda Rajapaksa will retire to Medamulana. What will the shills and white-washers do? Fish?

      MaRa MaRa Chatu MaRa Amana MaRa Malu MaRa…

      Through the Grape Wine… Through the Bulath Wine…

      Deposed people discarded president , Kurunegala district candidate Medamulana Mahinda Rajapakse who by now has realized beyond any trace of doubt that his defeat is written large on the wall at the up coming elections, has decided, if by any chance he is elected , to abstain from taking oaths as an opposition M.P. . and give over his seat to the next UPFA Kurunegala district candidate who is leading on the preferential votes, and trek home empty handed – that is go back to Medamulana !

      The analysts of the UPFA party based on their studies have revealed that UPFA can only secure about 70 seats , UPFA sources say. Even when the SLFP ranks were questioned on this , 98 % are of the view that UNP will win at this election. In the circumstances even if Mahinda becomes an M.P. ,without doubt he will have to be contented with a backbencher seat, because Nimal Siripala De Silva is not going to sacrifice his opposition leader post on any grounds.

      It is learnt that Mahinda has decided to take this course of action of not accepting the M.P. post ,not so much because he will not get the opposition leader post , but rather because of his potential loss of privileges and perks.

      The formation of a government being impossible , Mahinda’s hopes of becoming prime minister is a day dream menaing that he will be entitled to privileges of just an ordinary M.P. In much the same way as no individual can secure two salaries from the government , he cannot also enjoy double privileges. When that is the true position , Mahinda will be entitled only to the privileges attaching to an M.P. and not the previous privileges attaching to a president.

      There is no precedent established in relation to this . Hence a Supreme court (SC) verdict would be necessitated . Since the SC is no longer Rajapakse Kangaroo court , MR will face impediments and he will be stymied in his diabolic efforts. In this context , if the SC returns a verdict that MR is only entitled to the privileges of an ordinary M.P. , Mahinda will have to be satisfied throughout his life time with the perks and privileges of an M.P. Therefore Mahinda has decided that even if he is elected to parliament, to refrain from taking oaths.

      An ex president will enjoy the ordinary privileges of a cabinet minister, and when he dies , his wife will be entitled to them but on a diminished scale , that is , the privileges equivalent to those of a deputy minister. This means, if Mahinda takes oaths as an ordinary opposition M.P. he will be depriving himself of all these privileges.

      Meanwhile another media reported that Gotabaya has requested the incumbent president to afford the opportunity to Mahinda Rajapakse to retire honorably. Though Gotabaya had made a request to grant Mahinda a senior minister position like what was accorded to Lee Kwan Yu of Singapore and Mahathir Mohomed of Malaysia , the president has not given a favorable response.

      The president has replied , those leaders contributed towards steering those countries to the top slots in the world whereas ,Mahinda Rajapakse is a State leader by robbing national wealth and public funds in billions and transferring them to foreign countries tarnished the country ‘s international image while plunging the country into an economic abyss.

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      Don’t you have anything to say about what Mr.Mahindapla said about Ranil? you denigrate him and MR instead .
      Even though hard to swallow, what he said was the truth isn’t it? thats why you attack the messenger instead of the message…Eh!

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    Dear Fundamentalist racist Mahinda,

    The reality is that there is no place for Mahinda in any future Srilankan government. SLFP was highjacked by Mahinda Family and its a great mistake they made in the history. Mahinda sold Srilanka to China for his own benefit but Mithiri saccrificed his life to save the people democracy and nation from a monster who run a butcherland. People are fed up with bloodshed in this land.

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    ” Their gamble for power, linked to an alliance of 50 political agencies – including RAW, CIA and NGOs — succeeded on January 8, raising the hopes of the nation to Himalayan heights. They succeeded in grabbing power by promising “the ideal society”, which the misguided urban elite swallowed, hook, line and sinker. The urbanites who fell for this line proved, once again, that a sucker is born every minute….”
    This was related to Jan 8th.

    Now let us focus on the August 17th
    HLDM , do you mean the agreement by Venerable Sobita Thero and endorsed by JVP, JHU and other parties is a gamble ? Did they all agree that they will give free hold land to the USA and India like the Colombo Port City free hold land to China ?
    HLDM, I’m sure you are dreaming for a free hold land to be presented to you by the Rajapakses .
    Anyway it is the enlightened young voters from the South who decides on the 17 th August.

    Why Gotha has said if they have to win on the 17 August to re- capture NE and bring under his control ? What hidden agenda Rajapakses have ? Is it to give free hold lands to China, in the NE districts and Hambantota districts ?

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      NonPhD. You have NAILED the bugger called fat face HINDAPALA.,
      At first I thought what were you on about then you have SQUEEZED THE buggers B______s and made him confused!!!!!
      This Fat faced man is trying to bury his masters and the families murder cases and the fraud.
      Him and his cronies are NOT INTERESTED in the country or the people who live on it.
      DENIAL is the sacred word for them from DAWN TO DUSK.
      The GOOD GOVERNANCE trying to do goodness for the people and the country , him and his idiots POOH POOHS Everything.

      Only the illiterates can understand and vote for the psycho mentality .
      Do we need THUGS ,UNDERWORLD, BLOODSHED ,MURDERERS , LYING AND THIEVING POLITICIANS as leaders of our country??
      Unable to understand the mentality of some of the so called educated writing here on CT and ruling the cursed SRILANKA.

      NO one is allowed to do or bring legislations to UPLIFT the country.
      All what HINDIPALA and the like minded are hell bent on bringing back the CURSE OF THE PAST TEN YEARS.

      VOTERS play your double games now ….when it comes to vote on the 17th August THINK …….DO we need a GOOD NEW government or NEED TO Back the Crooooks…….if you love your country and the future of your families THINK BEFORE YOU VOTE.

      Think of the new legislations awaiting to be implemented by the new government for the betterment of everyone’s life.

      We do not want another war which the HINDAPALA and friends will ignite with CHINA ,RUSSIA AND PAKISTAN.
      GOOD BUSINESS to be made on ARMS AND AMUNITIONS PURCHASE.
      Who will benefit from these , of course you have guessed it. The murderous brothers first then the family and the hangers on like HINDIPALA TOO.
      Then there are 3Million or so UNEMPLOYED men from the ARMED SERVICES needed Employment.
      Start the killing spree Round 5″
      Where will Srilanka will end up certainly in the GARBAGE PIT.
      THEN the UN will interfere and there WILL BE PARTITION BY FORCE, BY THE EXTERNAL ELEMENTS.
      Wait for it for more.

      Be happy with what we have been blessed with and give a chance. Do what’s right for you and your country.
      MS put his Party before the Country. He betrayed the trust of six million people. For him the COUNTry was put second to his beloved Party.
      I totally disagree with his SELFISHNESS. Leader of our country the President did not put his country FIRST.
      FOOLISHNESS.

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        Jackass……..learn to write concisely and eloquently!!

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          Of course the truth hurts even when you sleep.

          This is called Freedom of Expression Yakko which we were denied by your master.

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        Don’t you have anything to say about what Mr.Mahindapla said about Ranil? you denigrate him and MR instead .
        Even though hard to swallow, what he said was the truth isn’t it? thats why you attack the messenger instead of the message…Eh!

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    Nut case mahindaPala is back with a withered mind. Needs to have psychiatric treatment urgently. Another lamentable article to be consigned to the cess pit.

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    It is more like Batalanada Ranil and his Buddies are in the Shit Creel without a paddle..

    Hoping to navigate with the help of Galleon Ravi and his hired Guns from Pathalaya ..

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      KASmaalam K.A Sumanasekera

      Is your friend and soulmate H. L. D. Mahindapala positioning himself for a ministerial job in the imagined MR government, probably as the Minister of Public Relations a post once held by esteemed Dr Mervyn Silva PhD.

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        Dear Native,

        You seem cocksure about your mate Batalanda Ranil pulling it off …Right.

        You think your new ally Dr Mervyn will just settle for a Ministry even if it his old Public Affairs ?..

        Especially after he is drawing mammoth crowds all over, by his Greek like oratory on Yahapalana Platforms….

        BTW, who are going to tick. TNA, CFD or Ponna Party which your Vellala CM is now aligned with or a postal vote for Galleon in Colombo North ….

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      Same old shit from the racist bootlicker of Rajapakse – Sumana Pala’s pathetic effort at praising his own tale!

      How desperate can Mahindapala get to bolster his own efforts at resuscitating his fallen idol?

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    HLDM, faithful [Edited out] of MR, ultra-nationalist as a reaction to being married to a Tamil, now admits that his cause is lost. He is predicting in his last para something everybody knows – RW will not get a majority on his own, implying that RW and not MR will form the next Government.

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    Mahindapala is too old otherwise it would have been fun to explain to CT readers what and [Edited out]

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    Another moron has commented.

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    Touch of reality compared to the hallucination the general anti MR media and the [Edited out] urbanites dish out. JVP along with Champika will be the biggest loosers in this election.

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    The Kurnegala voters must be raving mad to return this “has been” Rajapaksa to Parliament. The maximum he can gain, if at all, is a chance to sit on one of the back benches. No one is going to listen to him. He is going to be treated like a joke. For about a day or two he will suffer the humiliation and shame. But after that he will keep away. Is this what the Kurnegala people want – an absentee MP?

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      Navin

      If this former dictator sits as a back bencher there is a possibility that POO (Point Of Order) Azwer may come back on the National List to keep him company!

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    As predictable as a good wind-break after a rich meal, up comes our brown sahib from down under to give us his two-cents worth on the runners and riders in the upcoming elections. Old hat!

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    what a [Edited out] retarded journalist. lol.

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    Mr Mahindapala, it is good job you have done on Ranil and the Bond Scandal.

    While you are at it HLDM, demonstrate your journalistic independence by commenting on Mattala Airport, Commonwealth Games bid, Night Races, Sports Stadium, the Harbour, the White Van disappearances, plane loads of international joy rides for cronies, unsolved murders of political opponents, growth in heroin trade, undermining health warnings on cigarettes, pharmaceutical scandals, appointments of family members wherever money is to be made, colossal losses and waste in state institutions overseen by kith and kin, etc.

    I am sure you must have plenty say on these too. CT readers are still waiting for your excellent analysis on these matters.

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      Yes Hindipala

      I am sure you must have heard about your Master’s [Edited out]
      What about the Ruggerite’s murder in 2012 involving your mate/ masters 2nd brood. Have’nt you got any thing to say?
      What about All other wrong doings mentioned above by Nari-bana,
      Have you got anything to say about these? Or you just repeat your morbid songs singing only for your muderous family.
      Have you ever penned with your foul fingers in support and for the future of the country and the people??

      With your one track mind on and on and on about Central bank and RW.
      Don’t you get sick of these repetitions Senile HindiPala. ?? Think of something innovative for the country Or you sing the same CHORUS WITH K A S ,CHAMPA, DJ SILVA, AND THE EX FOREIGN MINISTER PEIRIS ……..these people have no worries about the future of the country.

      If the country is given back to these psychos it will be similar to giving a necklace to a MONKEY. DESTRUCTION++++++

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      Nari Bana:
      You are NOT being nice to the Mahindapala! Didn’t your parents teach you not to be unkind to the mentally ill, even if they were criminally insane?

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        Even vandapooton seems unable to defend Batalanda boy this time around.He also attack the messenger.

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    One down, one to go.

    I am referring here to the other MARA THE MURDERER AND PLUNDERER’S dirty linen washer, DAYAN THE D…… Where is he? Please fetch for him so that you will have some company. Sorry to see you are been left alone in the Titanic without even a life jacket.

    You have a hobson’s choice, either to go down with the ship or to be jettisoned.Either way the destiny is same.

    Choice is yours. What is your last wish, anyway ?

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    The confused metaphor that you have concocted here reveals not only your difficulty with language but also a confused mind:”heights” can’t “wither”;they can diminish or shrink but can not surely “wither”. You may however be making an allusion to Bronte’s novel– Wuthering Heights– and even that doesn’t work.
    Perhaps it is time for your withering brain to be given a rest so that you don’t continue to poison the Sri Lankan political discourse with vindictive personal attacks.

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    MR is driven by his greed for power which he has tasted to the hilt, to the detriment of the nation. His cronies who existed in his shadow have the same greed in their lesser capacities.

    Ranil is the single most non-corruptible educated politician so far.
    The CB ‘scam’ appears to due to faulty monitoring on the part of the governor, and, similar ‘scams’ appear to have happened during Cabraal’s tenure.

    Whether the governor purposefully failed in supervision has to be decide by a court of law.

    We do not certainly need MR back in any capacity.
    The voters will decide accordingly, provided that the election will be free and fair.

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      So, you accept that CB was careless, did not monitor and told his Son in LAw to forward a super bid so that, father in law would make every thing right for the son in law.

      Is it because of non-monitoring or just predetermined and preplanned including those in the UNP action – committee who needs lot of money for the election ?

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    Off his rocker. That’s what’s going on with Mahindapala. MR won’t even grab 65 seats as per CPA surveys. Ranil will get over 117 seats and rule with 2/3rds majority with TNA, SLMC, JVP and Fonseka’s family private democratic party which will only win 3 seats . We sinhalese aren’t racist like Muslims and Tamils who only vote for their communalist leaders who are racist. We’re secular people. RW will cross 51% of the vote and UPFA WILL GET 36% MAX.

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      Crackpot Jihadi,

      Watch your mouth you moron.

      This is not the time to antagonize Tamils and Muslims. Should they go over to Mahinda ‘for fun’, your man Ranil will have a tough time running a Government. If they are wise, that is exactly what they should do – because it is in their interest to keep the Sinhala racists divided.

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        FUNLOVER:

        IT is not best of your interest to pi$$ off sinhala people.

        If Sinhala people are determined, remember what happened to mighty LTTE.

        Why Tamils and muslim politicians run behind Sinhala parties ?.

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    Mahindapala is the exact opposite of TG.

    Mahindapala never stops, hiding dirty stuff in the closet, cleaning dirty Linen of Mahinda Rajapakse govt and blaming every one else for what Mahinda Rajapakse did.

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    Come on CT Editor…this [Edited out] gets PAID for writing and you print it free ?

    Let him hire his own space and get it published !

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    Mahinda Rajapakse Could win the War because Ranil wickramsinghe made the LTTE army a group of Lazy – pot bellied warriors.

    Mahinda Rajapakse won the war because Ranil Wickramsinghe Fooled LTTE with the CFA and that made the LTTE army forget all the drills and thought they were superior.

    At that Time, Mahinda Rajapakse was talking to LTTE from his back door.

    If Ranil wickramasinghe used the same Mahinda Rajapakse tactics, Mahinda Rajapakse would not become even a president. Ranil Wcirkamsinghe simply should have told voters how he saved Mahinda Rajapkse from arresting on murder charges.

    Ranil May be withering because he is not talking. IF there were another just like Mahinda Rajapakse, Mahinda Rajapakse would wither in an unbelievable way.

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    Even after this, Mahinda Rajapakse does not have any honesty in him. He is fooling voters in Kurunegala.

    Mahinda Rajapakse says he creates 15 lacks of employment. Why, Ranil wickramsinghe said he would create 10 lacks of jobs.

    I hope Voters will analyse every thing intelligently.

    Mahinda Rajapske says, he wanted to develop Kurunegala s he developed Hambanthota. He does not say he left if for NAMAL.

    What did he do in Hambanthota …. Built some white elephants. So, the voters will pay for decades ?

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    Mahinda’s favorite apologist says that “This exposes his (Ranil’s) level of intellect. Only his servile claque in the UNP backbenches (with a few exceptions, of course) consider him to be the political genius”.

    If this is so, then I wonder how he assesses Mahinda’s “level of intellect” and why he is fawning over such a “geni-ass”.

    Just goes to show the level of Mahindapala’s “level of intellect”.

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    Having partly read many of his articles and having read nearly all of the comments to his articles, I wonder if this imbecile has any shame. How can a man, living in Australia, which has a decent democracy, and where politicians have to resign for overspending, support a despot like MR and his murderous clan.

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    Why shoot the messenger.

    Fact is that MR was corrupt to the core but did a great job of developing the country. He was a charismatic leader although not without fault. MR was great presidential material until his megalomania got the better of him.

    MS pales in comparison, zero charisma and hasn’t done jack about anything since he came to power in January except fuel internal squabbles while standing in the shadows and letting loose his ragtag coalition partners on MR and company. Not a single meaningful conviction followed. MS is ok to be a Pradeshiya sabha minister but certainly doesn’t have the charisma or personality to be the President of Sri Lanka.

    RW is a decent enough guy with major limitations. Feel bad for him. Politics really isn’t his game.

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    The withering Bal..s of the author is evident.

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