18 November, 2018

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This Is Not A “Third Force” Initiative

By Emil van der Poorten

Emil van der Poorten

The recent attention paid to an event designed to promote the Presidential candidacy of the man constantly accused of orchestrating the violence of the Rajapaksa Regime is fascinating, to say the least. An extensive description of the event titled “The Shindig at the Shangri-La” by the much-respected journalist Sarath de Alwis has appeared both in the print and electronic media to wide acclamation and hardly needs embellishment here, being an excellent piece of commentary.

That Tamasha, if it has done nothing else, appears to have paved the way for various individuals to crawl out of the woodwork.

It didn’t take a crystal-gazer to explain why “Dirty” Harry Jayawardena was there. By the looks of it he had not had adequate (in his book) access to the goodies of the Yahapalanaya lot and didn’t have anything to lose by running with the hare and hunting with the hounds. After all, isn’t that the time –honoured strategy of businessmen all over the world? As for the multi-millionaire tea-magnate in attendance, one need hardly go beyond the motivation of “Dirty” Harry to explain his presence.

Out of the shadows of Singapore emerged the ersatz academic, Rohan Gunaratne, whose “fronting” for the last regime ceased for a while, when the Sri Lankan populace dislodged his Rajapaksa patrons. Back he is, though, having picked up the scent of the goodies of power and one can expect a stream of pronouncements from that quarter given front-page prominence by the servile Sri Lankan media because, going on their track record in the past when they let him off the hook every time he talked rubbish on behalf of his patrons, they will do so again.

 Seemingly conspicuous by his absence was Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka. If that absence was in fact the case, it could be attributable to the fact that the son of Mervyn de Silva hardly had to prove fealty to a regime when he had licked his wounds and returned to the ranks of the Rajapaksa horde after Mahinda had unceremoniously demoted him from a high profile posting that offered him all sorts of opportunities for puffing and preening and dropping Fidel Castro’s name at every opportunity.

Then there is the sycophant from the “free lap-top and interest free loan time” who ended up at the apex of the journalistic dung-heap by virtue of being the head honcho of a newspaper. To put that particular rag in context, it was owned and operated by a man who provided the conduit for funds transferred to the late Mr. Prabhakaran to, successfully, prevent those under his control from voting for Ranil Wickremesinghe in the only Presidential election which that worthy would have won. This guy has emerged out of temporary retirement with his journalistic six-guns blazing! The bullets include calling anyone who disagrees with his sycophancy “idiots” and “morons” and insinuating that their births were “illegitimate”. Such delightful people we have writing and receiving awards for their literary efforts in this country!

The JVP’s claim that “They are all the same” (Unuth ekai, munuth ekai) appeared to be confirmed by the fact that one from the upper echelon of the current regime has (proudly?) proclaimed that the keynote address constituted a ringing endorsement of the current Yahapalanaya government’s economic policies. “Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings (and UNP movers-and-shakers) come forth words of wisdom!” because, unwittingly or otherwise, it has confirmed the fact that the proposed policies of the new Third Force were the same as those of the ruling coalition! Two peas in the same pod, don’t you think? 

It has been very apparent over recent months, that all the loud proclamations notwithstanding, there has been no real effort to bring to book those who pillaged this nation’s treasury. The reason is very simple: they are all in this together and there is a very obvious pact which requires merely going through the motions of being on the side of the angels while pursuing the same satanic agenda of embezzling the Sri Lankan people’s wealth or looking the other way when their buddies do so.

To refer to all of this as the emergence of a “Third Force,” given the behaviour of its purported leader, as czar of all he surveyed when Mahinda Rajapaksa ruled the roost, is beyond ludicrous.  Does one have to detail the MiG purchase, the Avante Garde scandal, the White Vans (minus licence plates) that had free rein  on the roads of this nation, the assault of Keith Noyahr, the death of Lasantha Wickrematunge, and the response to it in the public media, the fact that one newspaper editor, Frederica Jansz, had to seek political asylum overseas to avoid persecution by a so-called legal system that was controlled by the Rajapksa cabal, the  unresolved mystery of the 300-body mass grave found in Matale dating back to the time that the icon of the Third Force had military command of that area during the second Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna insurrection and other actions that would never have been countenanced by any other democratic jurisdiction?

Conspicuous by their absence at The Shindig at the Shangri La were Ranil Wickremesinghe and our President. Given what is happening in Sri Lankan politics at the moment, let’s say that such absences could well have been described as inexplicable, because not only are they reading from the same script but are, in fact, ln the same staged production. Also, perhaps Sirisena’s meeting with Mahinda Rajapaksa a short while ago at Basil “Mr 10%” Rajapaksa’s lodgings, made his presence at The Shindig redundant, matters of substance, probably, having been settled on the earlier occasion.

The true significance of the gathering was that it served to confirm the direction in which this country is being inexorably steered. It seems fated to become the Philippines of South East Asia where, in the name of eradicating such evils as Federalism, drug-dealing, and child rape, your opponents can be liquidated and, since the vast majority of the population wouldn’t even have known of their existence in the first place, would leave scarcely a ripple on the waters of Sri Lankan history. The only crime of those who will be “taken care of” will have been opposition to a violent and corrupt regime. This is not some wild and woolly theory.  It is a simple statement of logical fact borne out by what has happened and is happening in other jurisdictions and was already here when “tire-ing” people who had seen neither hide nor hair of anything resembling a judge and jury was accepted as a means of dealing with “the enemy.” Since 1971 we have cultivated a readiness to allow extra-judicial executions and to accept them as “normal.” If what began at The Shindig at The Shangri-La reaches fruition you are going to see what is not supposed to happen – history repeating itself.

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    excellent article.
    -dayal

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      Right on emil ! Culture of impunity rules and Lanka needs a Mahatir from Malaysia to lock this Shangi La lot up!

      But US citizen Gotabaya Rajapaksa is protected by his country – the declining or ex-superpower – whose Right Wing Millennium Challenge Corp (MCC) drafts Bondscam Ranil Wickramasinghe’s policies. Meanwhile, Gota’s bank accounts and family are in LA – no harm will come to him. Ranil has been given instructions from Washington DC – all in the name of FAKE RECONCILIATION in an era of Fake news and post facts.
      Gotabaya in short is protected by the US embassy in Lanka whose game here, and at UNHRC, and elsewhere is “heads I win, tails you lose” . Ranil, their fake Rule of Law and neoliberal man is the first choice of course, but if he looses, US citizen Gota who privatized the SL Navy’s most lucrative marine security in the Indian Ocean operation to Avant Guard which is a global security and surveillance company – a national security scam – on the behest of his US handlers will take over!
      This is a great post-war reconciliation story of the Fake Reconciliation Industry that is really a bi-partisan UNP-SLFP corruption racket organized by Fake foreign reconciliation advisers to advance US security and business interests, globally and in Indian Ocean against China and Russia in our new Cold War years…

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        This is it, truly Chilling stuff! Gota is a Manchurian Candidate!

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    Gota is a nice decent man and he can take the country out of this mess.
    He is the best candidate for 2020.
    Currently we have 2 spineless leaders.

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      “Gota is a nice decent man and he can take the country out of this mess.”
      Yes, of course, Gota will use his talent to reduce the population by 20% at least. That will take the pressure off the budget, and the Rupee will fall to 50 per Dollar. That would give us petrol at 50 bucks, bread for 20 and Marutis for 5 lakhs.
      Of course there will be plenty of parippu to eat for some people. Still others may be found in deep “archaeological” holes.
      I say, WHO IS DAYAN?????

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      Mudson Amerasinghe

      “Gota is a nice decent man and he can take the country out of this mess.”

      He was so decent he didn’t kill hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians from 1987 to 2015. I agree with you those who died between these years did so by getting together in groups and committing mass suicide.

      Very nice decent man indeed.

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        He’s coming back to kill more of your type.

        Ha ha ha ha……………..

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          Retarded …………………………………….Shameless ……………..

          “He’s coming back to kill more of your type. Ha ha ha ha……………..”

          Rest assured VP is dead and gone according to Hindian sources. You need not to shiver, hide behind your women folks and run away …………..
          VP is not coming back.

          Is it a titter at the end of your typing?

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          Retarded Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera:
          Do you realise that “killing” can be done by more people and in more ways than some retard can ever imagine?

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    Lol.. your fear is palatable!.

    Gota will be the next President of this country.. get used to the idea guys!

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      Dream on my friend.

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      Words, this Mr Poohtan is desperately grabbing at the straws talking about a mass grave in Matale which has been dated back to when this author’s brethren and the owners of the boots that this author finds tasty like orange Popsicle was ruling the island..Poor sod, he should double up on his BP medication or the beat maker is going to snap, may be stock up on the batteries too..

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        Wannihami:
        I’ve said it before and I’ll say in again: half-wits parading as wits is ludicrous (no matter how many pseudonyms they hide behind)

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          Emil, as I have said before, we need not worry about Third Forces. What we need to do is to revive what they call the Fifth Column, which they fear. So I ask you again, give us the benefit of your Canadian experience to launch a web movement to take Sri Lanka at least back o 1948. You can’t deny this request. (I will write you an email at leisure).

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        Wannihami,

        You know what we do to fellas like Pooten back in the service? We’d vaslinate his rear-end and go to work on it. One after another.

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          Retarded Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera:
          And all this time, there were people who kept defending the armed forces of Sri Lanka against charges of sodomy!
          Be careful about what you want to visit upon others because you might not have the benefit of a lubricant when you have the same experience!
          You could be appropriately named except that such a term would be the same as something that came out of a human and that you obviously are not!

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          Ado Rtd (Retarded) Low class Reginald Shemale Perera if you had stopped your games with sodomy and fought the war like a real soldier the war would have ended in 2 days. But it went on for 30 years because of you and your lovely thugs in uniform were too busy with oiling another man for ponniah style pleasures, bloody clown.

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          Retarded ……………………………………….. Loony pisa

          “We’d vaslinate his rear-end and go to work on it. One after another.”

          Where did you learn the art of Vaseline sodomy? Did you improvised on Punjabi ghee recipe which the Hindian IPKF used on many of you?

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      Words:
      I don’t think anybody would find fear “palatable.” Suggestion: don’t you polysyllabic words if you don’t know what they mean. In the meantime, I’d suggest you check a dictionary to find out what “palatable” means.

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      Words,

      We should always have a Military person as our Executive President. Even in companies, the Executive Management should comprise of former soldiers. That is the only way to control the curse of the minorities. They are a bloody curse.

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        The Retarded Lt:
        Aren’t you hiding somewhere in Ontario while you make these brave, threatening and abusive comments?
        Incidentally, it is YOU who belong to the “minority” which in this case is the scum of the earth.

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          Emil van der Poorten

          I am sure you are aware of Walter Mitty character from stories and films of your olden days.

          We also have our own share of day dreaming idiots, for example the missing Black and Decker, Retarded Shameless one, ………………

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          Yes, I live in Ontario. You want to pay a visit and settle this the “traditional” way with our god given arms and fists?

          I am ready for it. I may be old but I am as fit as a Buck and there is nothing you could show me when it comes to combat that I have not already seen. I’ll make your face look like a baboon’s rear-end.

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            Retarded (Rtd) Lunatic (Lt) talking big from Ontario.

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            Retarded loony ……………… Spit Polish Perera

            “You want to pay a visit and settle this the “traditional” way with our god given arms and fists?”

            Its a fantastic idea.
            Have you decided to end your life involuntarily rather than die a slow lonely death in cold rotting away for months until next door neighbor reporting a nasty odour coming from your side of the block?

            Generally Euthanasia in Canada is still illegal. However permissible under certain circumstances, for instance:
            If you have a grievous and irremediable medical condition;
            (a) they have a serious and incurable illness, disease or disability;

            (b) they are in an advanced state of irreversible decline in capability;

            (c) that illness, disease or disability or that state of decline causes them enduring physical or psychological

            You should approach the medical establishment apply for medical assistance to terminate your life.

            I don’t think Emil van der Poorten is going to help you. Find some other way, perhaps Dr Gota the national hang man may be of some help.

            No one in this forum is going to help you commit suicide.
            Go away, go find your own killer.

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            Retarded Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera:
            It would be interesting to see what would happen to you if you were reported to the Regional Police or the RCMP for your .threats, no matter how empty they might be! To save time would you mind telling us in which Ontario police jurisdiction you live because I am sure they would be most interested in the excreta that comes off your keyboard and probably out of that opening adjacent to where human beings have their brains.

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              What a bloody coward. Crying and going to the Police like a real Ponna bugger. Go to the Police and bend down for all I care.

              Look here Mister. I am a distinguished citizen of this province. Do you know my capacity at work? Do you know the education I received after I left the Army.

              I have so many contacts here and I don’t need to worry about the legal consequences from a rif-raf like you. I have played Golf with Eddie Greenspan a prominent lawyer. Any hanky-panky with the Police and you are the one who will be looking at a hefty lawsuit for malicious persecution. I will sue you until you have to sell your behind for the last dollar.

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                Retarded ……whatever::

                I am glad to hear that you are a “citizen” of a Canadian province! Dropping Eddie Greenspan’s name!!!! Did he tip you well for your services as caddy? Bluff and bluster and threats might work on someone who has no experience of Canada but, like the rest of your threats and abuse, you are going to have to TRY to live up to them sooner than you think.
                Incidentally, did your post-army education not provide you with the means of differentiating between “persecution” and “prosecution?”
                Perhaps, you should apply for residence in the Metro Toronto zoo in the province of your residence, though the problem then might be finding appropriate excreta to feed you.

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                  Emil lAiiya,
                  You miss Mr Pirahaparan , Don’t you..?
                  This Rtd Perera was even not retired, he would have been in big trouble. Don’t you think?..
                  i was in Scarborough when they torched the Temple.
                  Luckily Upasakammas had gone home .
                  And you know what happened to that Tamil Journo who apparently said some bad things about Mr Pira.
                  Those Mighty Mounties you are bragging about,
                  Did they do anything to those Pira boys, who broke that Journalists shin Bones?…
                  BTW I heard your Yahapalana Heavies put some Public Servants behind bars for helping our Upasakammes with some Prayer Clothes, to go the Temple and practice Meditation on Full Moon Days.
                  Is that true?..

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                    “I was in Scarborough when they torched the Temple”

                    Then you must be definitely Asoka Weerasinghe…

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                    Emil “Ponniah” van dort is going to the RCMP and take it on his rear-end.

                    I am so afraid now, that I am shivering in fear. This man has called the YRP on me and any moment they will come to take me. I am so afraid.

                    LOL! What a bloody idiot.

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                  If you have experience of Canada, you would know that in North America (not just Canada), the legal system is afraid of people with money who can afford good and expensive legal representation. And when a Poor SOP like you comes wagging your tail to a court room even the judge would look the other way.

                  I went to one of the finest Universities in North America after I left the army. A place where a burgher lackey like you will never be able to attend in this life time.

                  And I drive a brand new Mercedes-Benz, you will never rest your sorry arse in one of them either.

                  And besides all of that, I am a veteran of the Armed forces of Sri Lanka and bloody proud of that. Yet again, something you will never achieve in this lifetime.

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                    Retarded Perera:
                    What a blowhard! Be patient and you’ll see that the wheels of justice grind slowly but they do grind very fine.
                    You must be verging on being the ultimate loudmouth blowhard who can’t return to your motherland because of your criminality.

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                      Ha ha ha ha……………………….

                      The man who talked big about calling the Police on me and having me arrested is now hoping the wheels of justice will slowly get me “some day”.

                      I can come to my Mother land any time you bloody fool. It’s my country after all. Not yours. Your country is in bloody Holland. Pack your bloody and get the hell out of our country. Rest assured no one is going to miss you.

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            Rtd Lt
            Chandiya since you live in that part of the world why don’t you check on the boys in Toronto as to what they are now up to with Eelam. On the other hand since you only play with golf balls which are bigger than your balls you are better hiding in Ontario.

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    All the self exiled Sinhala Buddhists are packing their bags to return to the promised land after living double lives and will then sit on us to dictate a double life to us.

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      Who believes in a promised land Emil? To our best knowledge, it is only the Jews and Muslims believe in such self-serving bullshit. Sinhala Buddhists can’t believe in such myths. We are brought up on principles of Kalama Sutta. So your point is also bullshit.

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    I got the gut feeling that Gota might make it..
    OBG the Business Analysts of the Top End says the Business Confidence is an all time low, specially in the last 12 months.
    No wonder they paid LKR 25,000 to ilsten to Gota’s 2030 Vision.
    Can they tolerate another 5 years of Low Confidence of Yahapalanaya under Dr Ranil.s Hoaxnomics.
    When Dr ranil puts his Hands up against Sillysena, who is not going to just fade away ,after enjoying the Presidential Luxuries for 5 years.
    Sinhala Buddhist Yahapalana suckers will be divided.
    The rest which is already 5 Million will be swelled even further.
    Dr Ranil will get the Ex Tiger Vellala vote plus the Wahabis .And the Anglicans and Poortens.
    Will that be enough for the Elite, Anglican, Vellala, Wahabi and Surendran Faction to get past the post?.
    Bookies would’n t be worried to take even big bets at 5 to 1.
    They will offer even 100 to 1 for Sillysena, unless he does a deal with Pohottuwa and make Gota a Go Getter Prime Minister.

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “I got the gut feeling that Gota might make it..”

      Should make it to the Welikada Prison.

      “he does a deal with Pohottuwa and make Gota a Go Getter Prime Minister.”

      Go get what, lives of innocent civilians, ………………?

      Will you be switching your b***s carrying employment from Dr Mahinda to Dr Gota?

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        Dear Native,
        Are you related to Mr Pirahaparan?
        I wondered why Wellala Gardens has so many streets and avenues with fancy English names like Melbourne, Siebel, Vaverset etc.
        Do you know that Wella Gardens was wholly owned by our Burgher cousins up until the 50s.
        And they even did recreational Fishing in the Canal roving their Dingys.
        What happened to them mate, just to disappear like the Dinosaurs.
        I alway thought it is Native Territory of the Vellala Tamils.
        And I was really worried whether your mate Vellala Kid Abraham put in a Land Rights claim calling it Traditional Home Land under Dr Ranil’s new Constitution.
        And demand that it should come under 13A as an extended Territory of Yalpanam.
        Emil Aiiya now has to travel all the way from Digana to Nawala to get in to J’pura..
        How things have changed. Amazing…..

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          “Are you related to Mr Pirahaparan?”

          Aren’t you? Or at least a secret admirer of VP?

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    Rohan Gunaratne has lost his hair and his balls to suck up to Gota. He has forgotten his old Sun colleague Lasantha. Sold his soul for a pot of porridge. Oh what a sad community. Soon they will travel on DPL passports and we mortals will be at the receiving end for our visas.

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    Rohan Gunaratne has lost his hair and his marble to suck up to Gota. He has forgotten his old Sun colleague Lasantha. Sold his soul for a pot of porridge. Oh what a sad community. Soon they will travel on DPL passports and we mortals will be at the receiving end for our visas.

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    The greatest boost to donald trumps campaign was provided by the very media establishments that criticized him. 30% of the articles on this website is about Gotabaya Rajapaksha. :)

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      Now that’s saying it as it is!

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    Here is some News which might upset Emil Aiiya, who bagged Gota’s 2030 Vision at Shangrila.
    Now Emily Aiiya’s Idol , Dr Ranil’s Hoaxnomics Whizz Kid, Mallika says it is his UNP 2025 Vision which he prepared spending a lot of Time.
    It looks like All Gota has done was change the date to 2030.
    Did Gota fleece the Colombo Elite ?.
    How did Gota put his hand on Mallika’s ?….

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    We have been talking about the persons who had contested and who have been elected as members at the last local government elections. It says there were and are rapists, murderers, robbers of state funds and people who have court cases. We as a nation always let these things happen and later cry over that. With this background, it is not surprising to hear that persons with all the above said qualities are getting ready to contest for the highest positions in the country.

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    Few weeks back we saw on TV, the ‘chandi’ works by a politician and his wife (brandishing her husband’s pistol) who assaulted another person on the road in front of so many people. This is the culture we were used to during the last regime and some are still continuing with it. Mervyns (Kelaniya), Sarava Sunils (Akuressa), Sarathkumaras (Chilaw) and many others used their political boss’s and his family’s powers to harass and threaten people in many ways. Boss’s family members and close confidants too had many similar allegations against them. What would have happened if they were allowed to continue in those positions? We shiver just by thinking about it. Do we need this again in 2020?

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    Emil ayya, why are you so angry? That is not good for your health. Are you sensing something bad going to happen? Where’s your yahapalana hymn sheet? Take a rest mate………….

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      Hela, Emil belongs to the the vestiges of elitist landowners who made it via the sweat of the peasantry, so he pines for those days when Hamu Mahaththaya was the king and share croppers were noting but indentured labour, if I was him I would help Gota to modernize the Agriculture sector in Sri Lanka rather than spend the rest of his time with blood boiling in his veins and arteries.

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      Hela/Sumaney:
      How many pseudonyms do you use? Can you possibly store so many under the rock which is your dwelling place?

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        Emil ayya, yes I am a son of the soil. Rock or tree, that provides me shade in this land is good enough for me. Have you ever stepped onto a paddy field? Felt the cooling effect of the wet mud? I doubt. Your BS demonstrates it.

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          Hela:
          You are mistaken: you are NOT “the son of a rock” you are the”son” of something totally different.
          Living under rocks is not exactly a rural/peasant habit. Far from it. It is creatures of a far lower order that dwell in such places.
          The day I have to justify my agricultural or cultural roots to something like you will be the day!
          Would suggest you spend your time conjuring up pseudonyms rather than take up space in CT. Or have you run out of pseudonyms to hide under?

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            Emil ayya, that is exactly the difference between your and my value systems. Your value system puts creatures in a certain scale of higher and lower order though mine does not. Your ilk might be thinking that you were borne from the mouth of Brahm…………but I would not delve into it too much. I’ll leave it to the readers to trace the origins of Emil van der Poorten which will explain the kind of crap that emanates from your posts.

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      Hel-ass

      Congratulations, it appears that now you have your own b***s carrier. wannihami is providing his services to a few trusted bigots/racists.

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        Hela,
        It is is a good point. He should take it easy….
        At least now EA should stop sucking Dr Ranil and his Elites, Anglicans, Vellalas, Wahabis and the LTTE Diaspora Club and do something for the poor bonded labour so he can leave a decent legacy.
        Go Getter Gota is the best bet EA has to do that.
        Gota will lift the living standards of the poor in EA’s Estates in Digana, by revolutionizing Agri Business and using Chinese Capital to bring our rural Dalits in to the 21 Century.
        Our Dalits have been shafted by Dr Ranil’s ancestors’ UNP and their White masters from day one,
        And the Landlords who sucked up to them big time exploited the poor rural souls in every which way for the last 300 years.
        And Emil Aiiya thinks Yellow Robes are bad….

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          Sumaney:
          I have to congratulate you on the progress you appear to be making in your contributions (?) to C.T..
          I never thought it possible but each seems to be more stupid than the one that preceded it.

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    During the MR regime GR created BBS and used his position to compel all the top brass of the Armed Services and Police to attend the opening of the BBS Cultural Centre. In double quick time he had a mono-ethnic Armed Services and a near mono-ethnic Police. He thought that he is there for good but has had a setback.
    He wants to be all powerful again – this time for his own survival. ‘Viyathmaga’ is his latest weapon.
    .
    Emil mentions a Rohan Gunaratne. He is a self appointed expert on ‘Terrorism’. His chinthanya is political and so cannot be rated as an academic. Yes, he exiled himself from 08 January 2015 and is surfacing again. In January 2014, The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), which sued Sri Lanka-born terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna for linking it to the LTTE, has been awarded Can$53,000 by a Canadian court – details in CT 19 February 2014 https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/ctc-awarded-53000-in-successful-defamation-lawsuit-against-rohan-gunaratna/ This has a photo of Rohan chatting up GR.

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      Welcome back Dayan but go away!

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      LOL, [Edited out]

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      Dr. Dayan Jayatileka:
      Thanks for that clarification.

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    To all those federalist liberal progressive brothers ! Please remember that we need to have a country in one piece first, before we argue about how to rule it. Whoever and whatever it takes, we have no choice in the matter.
    You can love him or hate him but there is only one man
    who can do that. That’s very clear.

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      Lal Rupasinghe:
      Blind nationalism/racism will clearly support your thesis.
      However, does it not matter what kind of country we have to begin with? Particularly since we remember very clearly who sponsored the saffron-robed terrorists who are still continuing to sow mayhem, inclusive of active participation in the Digane pogrom.
      The equation of Federalism, Liberalism and Progressive politics with everything that’s bad demonstrates the level of intelligence and knowledge driving your proclamations.

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      Lal Rupasinghe

      “Please remember that we need to have a country in one piece first, before we argue about how to rule it. “

      Good idea, find the missing pieces from crooks, criminals, ………….. who have been looting the country and who are mostly responsible for its destruction in the past 70 years. Do you know their names. Look for those who claimed being Sinhala/Buddhists and practitioners of smart ass patriotism.

      ” You can love him or hate him but there is only one man who can do that. That’s very clear. “

      You mean Thiruvengadam Velupillai Prabaharan. He was tortured and killed in 2009, man gone, he is not coming back. Don’t disappoint yourself. Man is not coming back.

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    Lal Rupasinghe

    “Please remember that we need to have a country in one piece first, before we argue about how to rule it. “

    Good idea, find the missing pieces from crooks, criminals, ………….. who have been looting the country and who are mostly responsible for its destruction in the past 70 years. Do you know their names. Look for those who claimed being Sinhala/Buddhists and practitioners of smart ass patriotism.

    ” You can love him or hate him but there is only one man who can do that. That’s very clear. “

    You mean Thiruvengadam Velupillai Prabaharan. He was tortured and killed in 2009, man gone, he is not coming back. Don’t disappoint yourself. Man is not coming back.

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