10 December, 2018

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They Are Back Indeed – The Creeps Are Crawling Out Of The Woodwork

“I am back!” It was Douglas Devananda, Minister under Mahinda Rajapaksa and now again claiming to be a Minister, that infamously made this bombastic declaration even as his tenure as Minister seems precariously balanced. 

Indeed they are back with all their corruption and misuse of public property, observed many Tamils in Jaffna, Batticaloa and Colombo who had looked forward to a settlement after 2015, and worked hard for it.

A bus was donated to the Vathiry Paramanantha Hindu Ashram by the Hindu Culture Ministry in the late Minister Maheswaran’s time. A crowd was brought in this bus and one other bus to the centre of Jaffna Town today, 1 Dec. 2018, around 1:30 PM. They demonstrated for Mahinda Rajapaksa’s return.

A crowd of about 100 was bused using these two buses of which one was the one donated by the Hindu Ministry. It had emblazoned on its side in red the statement that this vehicle must be used for the transport-tours of Vadamaratchi students and general use of Hindu Cultural Services.

“Who authorized the use of this bus for a dubious political demonstrtion?” demanded an angry bystander. He added “Mahinda Rajapaksa abused state bus and media servces during the 2015 elections and is yet to pay his bills. He truly is back.” 

Having been dropped off this afternoon at the Stanly Road petrol shed, this motley group of 100 marched a little on Stanly Road, returned to the shed and lit some crackers. Then they marched along Casthuriya Road to the centre of town obstructing traffic on that one-way street.

One demonstrator had her signboard held upside down asking “Why Fear Going with Mahinda?” Many made it difficult to recognize them, hiding behind umbrellas and wearing motorbike helmets. One prominent recognizable participant was K. Kamalendran, leader of the EPDP Opposition in the Northern Provincial Council for the period from 25 October 2013 up to 08 April 2014. He had to step down after he was charged with the murder of his paramour’s husband, and is presently out on bail. They are back indeed!

In the meantime, the return of the military which is becoming more and more obvious is also a part of this return to our gory past. Subsequent to the surrender of Rasanayagam Sarvananthan after he became a suspect in the murder of two policemen in Vavunaitivu yesterday, the Omanthai Check-Point has been reactivated. Our bags are being opened up for examination once again. 

Of particular note is the general crackdown on rehabilitated LTTE-members who took part in the Maaveerar (Great Heroes) Celebrations this week. So far six such persons have been arrested in the North and East. Rasanayagam Sarvananthan too came under police radar after participating in such celebrations in the East. Although he is accused of acting on Karuna Amman’s orders, it is not clear if the police really believe that or he was arrested as part of the general crackdown on LTTE-ers who participated in Maaveerar Celebrations.

Be that as it may, says a fearful Tamil, “What is clear is that all the creeps are crawling out of the woodwork after the coup of October 26.”

Commented a Public Servant “It was only in Nov. 2017 that we celebrated 85 years of universal adult suffrage. Never before have we depended so much on the courts as now while we await two decisions next week, one from the Court of Appeal on Monday, and the other from the Supreme Court on Friday. On those two crucial decisions will depend whether we really are a democracy or not.” (N. Logathayalan reporting from Jaffna)

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    (DOG)LUST DEVANADA IS BACK AGAIN SHOWING HIS ROOTS.how ever this will not last long as political ground situtation will change in near future and his current position will be gone with the wind.WE ALL KONOW THAT HE ALWAYS ACT AS HIS MASTERS VOICE.

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      Let us not forget India’s RAW Research and Analysis wing which set up and armed and weaponized the LTTE and Tamil ethnic identity role in the equation and IB.
      Post-war, religion is being weaponized to benefit external parties who have stakes in controlling strategic Sri Lanka in the Cold war against China.
      Divide and Rule in the days of the Raj has now become Divide, Distract the people with Fake News and religious and ethnic hate speech, Rule and loot the masses. This is also part of the CIA play book in the Middle East and South East Asia where religion (Islam and Buddhism) was weaponized during the Cold War to fight Communism.. This game of fueling ethnic and religious tensions to benefit corrupt local politicians and their foreign handlers and beneficiaries goes on.

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        Right on dude Dinuk:
        Facebook and social media, is a BIG part of the Fake News to Weaponize ethic and religious differences and Divide and distract communities from the role of external parties in so-called internal ethnic and religious conflicts:

        Check out the article on the respected Project Syndicate Website: “Mark Zuckerberg Has Lost Control of Facebook” by Guy Verhofstadt, who concludes that only new regulations – or even a break-up of the company – can restore responsible behavior.

        Divide and Rule by external parties in strategic Sri Lanka which sits on top of deep sea cables, where 80 percent of internet traffic passes in this age of cyber war and fake news to undermine and asset strip small countries and peoples, by global capital bond traders and IMF-WB (who put small countries into debt traps) , and benefit the Global 1 percent and Trumpland deepstate is on going.

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    Once again Tamils are used as pawns for dubious corrupt reasons by their own political masters. These guys have no shame and what’s worse is that there are always suckers who are happy to oblige. Why has Sri Lanka come to this after 70 years of independence? Is this the best we can hope for?

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    Apparently the Dog(las) wagged its tail obediently for Mahinda and then thundered “I am back go and tell everyone”

    and Karuna Amman is concocting stories Pottu Amman is alive …..he may even say the VP is alive and in a foreign country ……even though he apparently identified their dead bodies

    …….and another Tamil MP has gone public that Mahinda initially offered her 6 million rupees to cross over …and he was willing to go up to 50 million rupees….

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    Dog (las) was involved in murders in Tamil Nadu and wanted by TN police. He will be arrested if he goes to India. He is a suspect of Maheswarans murder. His party is involved in drug smuggling in the islands around Jaffna. He created a political history by becoming a minister by being voted by few votes. He switched on to the strategy of holding “Pantham” to Mahinda and became a stooge. We all know that everyone has the right to demonstrate provided that they know for what reason they are demonstrating without abusing state funds He has to justify his appointment as a fake Hindu affairs ministers who has any knowledge of Hinduism ,by Mahinda that is why he arranged the demo with a handful of paid people

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      Pon Kulendiren

      “Dog (las) was involved in murders in Tamil Nadu and wanted by TN police. He will be arrested if he goes to India.”

      Douglas was in New Delhi when Mahinda visited Subramanyan Swamy only a couple of months ago.

      Perhaps the Hindian intelligence/police mistook him for Douglas MacArthur.

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        Native Vedda,

        “Perhaps the Hindian intelligence/police mistook him for Douglas MacArthur.”

        Douglas is MP and has diplomatic passport and can not be arrested abroad. If he is wanted in India how did he get visa?

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          Dr Dolittle Dr Know little

          Whether he has a diplomatic passport or not either he has to clear it with first officer (usually a RAW officer) at the Hindian High Commission in Colombo or by Hindians Immigration Officers at airports who could deport him if they chose to.

          I guess he was a guest of Subramanian Swamy then of course no questions asked.

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    Has Dog Lust paid back 500 million loan paid by the Peoples Bank? He is wanted by the Indian Court in a Murder Case.

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    There are many politicians who are involved in criminal cases. Some of them are MP’s. Everyone knows about the famous Deriniyagal Noori Estate Supdt murder where Mahinda’s party was involved and Police had a problem in taking action against the thugs because they were supporters of Mahinda. Finally, law sustained and Killers were sentenced to death. If Mahinda comes back they will be released

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    N. Logathayalan,

    You are not objective in your reporting and CT should consider publishing your reports as opinions instead of news.

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    That glee and gloat in the infamously bombastic declaration, “I am back!” by Douglas Devananda, fake Minister under Mahinda Rajapaksa fake GoSL, dwarfs the Wimal glee!
    .
    Sign of things to come: The man commandeers a Hindu Affairs Ministry Bus.
    Not surprisingly the Governor of the Northern Province Reginald Cooray (persona non grata in Kandy because of his caste) has appointed a three person committee to investigate alleged fraud by a former Northern Provincial Council Minister Ananthi Sasitharan.
    Will the next crawly please stand up?

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    I hate this guy Douglas. He is a real Dog’s Ass. I wonder what is happening to the Sridhar Theatre case?

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    Why are we making fun of northern captain of team Supramaniyam?

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    I feel sorry for the average Tamil in Jaffna. They were ‘liberated’ after decades under the jack boots of the LTTE only to be exploited by their own politicians.

    At the end of the day, it’s not only the Jaffna Tamils, the average citizens of SL, irrespective of religion or race, are truly f****d by the politicians. When it comes to power & greed, even sworn enemies, whether they call themselves as patriots, freedom fighters or saviours of religion & race, are happy bedfellows.

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      Raj I salute and we should ask our politicians to comment on the following flooding/erosion/salinity management and see what they can understand regards to priority in our island. I hope EPDP makes this their priority and similar engineering events for future survival of next generation I will support

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUqrBV4SiqQ

      Instead of asking if EPDP/TNA manefestos have such undertaking we are discussing buses and misuse of buses??? I begin to wonder of the article writers and commenters alike thinking if they are some foreigners/conspiracy sabotaging our future? nations unity??

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    People who think EPDP and Douglas has some objectives please enlighten the rest of us what it may be????? A party and leader who built it on ransom money, kidnapping,drug peddling, contract killings and flesh trade. These are few of the noble objectives of Douglas I am aware of . The point here is after being appointed as fake minister it took only a day or two for Douglas to get back to his usual act. That is abuse of power/state in daylight.

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