21 September, 2018

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This Is The Most Spineless Cabinet I’ve Been Part Of: Mangala

Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera in the course of a heated argument with Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Rajitha Senaratne said that the current cabinet is the weakest he has ever been a part of.

Mangala Samaraweera

The argument took place during the cabinet meeting this morning (July 31) when Senaratne sought Cabinet to approve a salary hike for railway workers.

Senaratne, who had along with Minister of Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development and Vocational Training Sarath Amunugama, met with striking railway workers yesterday, had promised to move Cabinet to meet their demands.

Samaraweera however had objected, pointing out that the Treasury as well as the President had agreed to streamline salary increments so that salary hikes will be uniform across sectors in accordance to a single formula. He pointed out further that ad hoc decisions on salaries could prompt other sectors to make similar demands.

Samaraweera insisted that a country cannot be governed in this manner.

Although the issue does not come under Senaratne’s ministerial purview, he continued to urge cabinet to give into the striking workers. Amunugama meanwhile argued that if the strike action is not dealt with there could be serious repercussions, especially for Advances Level students who are due to sit the examination in August.

It was at this point that an incensed Samaraweera blurted out ‘mama meet kalinuth cabinet vala indala thiyenava eth me tharam konda pana nathi cabinet ekak dakalama naha (I have been in cabinets before but I’ve never seen such a spineless cabinet)!’

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    I wish the team that did the programme. “Always Breakdown” on the TNL would get together and do it again. Everyone enjoyed it at that time with the songs and dances. Now we have talk shows (Wada pitiya, Janahanda, Balaya etc.) with political actors arguing blaming to earlier government, for their failures.

    But ‘Always Breakdown’ was unique a class by itself. — It had all it ingredients for a successful run. It was never dull or hearing. Now there is more ammunition to fire with politicians of all colours (blue, red, yellow, green).

    Wada pitiya, Balaya and Satana have there own Political agendas. The journos are biased.

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      We need to give a priority to publish only meaning ful articles

      If CT or other would too, help getting Rajapakshes rise , things could become worst.

      Even if the BANK SCAM costed some billions, but that is not the burden this govt faces.

      It is the HIDDEN heavy loans and interest of them that the current men have to pay back. How about telling the truth to the nation ?WHY TO MAKE ROUND ABOUTS about the loans taken by previous men ?

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        Sri Lanka Railways and public transport services are being asset stripped in order to privatize train and bus services. For example, the planned Chinese line in Hambantota and Hungarian Bus operator.
        The salary hike is a sort of bribe to employees and TUs .
        SL Railways lands are being sold off, and SLR is buying obsolete and expensive train engines from General Electric, a US multinational that has filed for bankruptcy.
        The IMF /right wing MCC – Millennium Challenge Corp. writes Bondscam Ranil’s economic policy and strategy and provide fake advice to Bondscam Ranil:
        The IMF-MCC Debt trap strategy is to run public corporations into the ground with DEBT and then privatize, as with Sri Lankan Airlines which was to be purchased by Texas Pacific Group (TPG) , a US Hedge fund after Ratwatta destroyed it following Rajapaksa’s looting of Sri Lankan Airlines.

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          No private company wants to get into public transport such as buses or railways due to subsidised pricing.

          Hope we can hood wink the Chinese and the Hungarians to take up public transport !!

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      Ben Hurling
      Where are you?

      Mangala Complains:
      This Is The Most Spineless Cabinet I’ve Been Part Of: Mangala.

      Something else must be bothering Mangala.
      Is he a Fiscal Conservative while being a Socially Liberal?

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      Mangala Samaraweera was spot on. The negative comments we read here are Rajapukkas supporters no one else.
      When the President trying to limit pay increases to any institutions , why some of the politicos are bargaining and fighting about??
      We have no money in the treasury for the pay increase! Full stop.
      They all are greedy lot , President is right and so is Mangala.
      Stop the rot now ,those who does not agree send them home to grow coconuts.
      Sick of these pretends do gooders.
      They have stopped the progress of our country with their wild and viered ideas for the past 3 years.
      Come on President and Mangala teach them a lesson or two how to rule our country.

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      Sandra,

      These are just parrots being placed by those TV senders.

      I have been searching for any open discussion where those able men have interviewed Rajapakshe family on the following questions

      1) With several dozens of allegations being levelled at them to have grabed funds that could better be used for the poor – able journos keep away not making efforts to give them the opportunity to explain their side of stories.
      I mean Basil had several times been remaded but each time ended up in Hospitals having said him to have been suffering from HIGHLY cirtical health problems, so was th ecase with his cousin former tea tasted turned to SL ambassador to the US in the high days of Mr Medamulana Musalaya
      2) If they each want to work to the nation again, they should have CLEAN profiles meaning … those allegations based investigaitons should get behind them could do lot more to both sides
      3) Then Gotler the man to have all efficiency not forgetting on the top of the list being in the area of let innocient people missing or killing – none other than Gotabaya the most capable man to the gallery- should be posed questions, how he could do the job , if his profile is no clean at all, why the kind of men have been fooling the nation today. ? All these should be discussed by THOSE senders if they are powerful enough.

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      Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera,

      RE: This Is The Most Spineless Cabinet I’ve Been Part Of: Mangala

      “It was at this point that an incensed Samaraweera blurted out ‘mama meet kalinuth cabinet vala indala thiyenava eth me tharam konda pana nathi cabinet ekak dakalama naha (I have been in cabinets before but I’ve never seen such a spineless cabinet)!’”

      The konda pana nathi Janathipathi ekek , okkoma puhunu karala.
      (The spineless President has trained everybody).

      “He pointed out further that ad hoc decisions on salaries could prompt other sectors to make similar demands’. YES!.

      What about the former crooks?

      The crooks, MaRa MaRa ChaTu MaRa, Hora MaRa, are at large, and the railway workers see all the crooks, after crimes and stealing billions.

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        Q. Will the The Most Spineless Cabinet give in to the GMOA as well?

        Grapevine News item; July 31, 2018 from a Land like No Other

        Non-emergency surgeries will not be done, clinics will not be held, and out patient departments will not function from next Friday, when govt doctors halt work to demand million rupee annual allowances, school privileges for their children, and solutions to nine other gripes, including the approval of Singapore FTA. GMOA says discussions have been sought with the govt. Group says govt is now even taxing sick people

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    Spot On Sandra.

    This Yhapalanaya Govt is always breakdown!

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    Mangala is a cunning fox;[edited out]

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    he whole country is watching and waiting.

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    Mangala should be the Foreign Minister. That is the only and best job he can do. He will do miracles as the Foregin Minister

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    One of the most beautiful souls that this country has ever produced Mangala Pinsiri Samaraweera (62) epitomizes the stature of the supreme parliamentarian. He has set a very high benchmark not even Donald J Trump can beat.

    This act in today’s cabinet personifies this.

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      Chulani: Are you the sister of Mangala who will inheirt all of Mangala’s Illgotten wealth ?

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    Mangala was raised to a high stature by Chandrika in the mid 1990s. Though Sudu Nelum was a failure, he managed to monopolise the electronic media. Since that day there’s hardly a day that has passed where Mangala did not visit our living rooms through the idiot box.

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    Anyways, what would have been the alternative.

    I THINK IT IS HIGH TIME; THEY THE RULERS HAVE TO ARRANGE A PUBLIC FORUM WHERE FORMER AND CURRENT MEN CAN DISCUSS THE ISSUES SO OPEN – HOW MUCH OF MOUNTAINS OF DEBTS LEFT BY BALLIGE PUTHA by 2014 – and HOW WE THE NATION HAVE TO SETTLE THE DEBTS ONE BEHIND THE OTHER- just keeping it for CABINET only or CURRENT DUO LEADERS only cant bring us forward

    Whatever sloth moves are seen, It should be thousand time better than the one who governed by an ONE man show until 2015. EARLIER, they enjoyed a lot but today, the leaders cant enjoy even their TEA.

    There, we did not nothign but rascal family members just discussed intern and got passed collosal amounts of statefunds as they thought was right. Chogem was a highly wasteful event .. but people were kept silent by their media men – feeding them with SINIBOLA.

    TOday, the burden on the govt is really high: Huge sums of loans with interests to be paid off, but who would finance if not tax payers funds.
    In the same time, ballige putha Rajpaakshe has guts to say, not even a Culvert was built during 3 years … he does not know that his arbitory loan taking emptied the state.
    People and their back lickers nod their heads and tails as if MEGALOMANIAC is telling the truth. Media men just cratch their back and heads as if they endorse what the bugger has been uttering to the same gallery.

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    Bravo Mangala. Stand for what is logical. You will always find moles everywhere.

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    Mangala was raised and nutrured by Chandrika

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    When Media Minister in Chandrika government Mangala appointed Khema (his now dead mother) as a Director of Lakehouse. Khema flooded Lakehouse with useless staff recrutied from Matara. As a Minister on public funds he errected a lift for his mother in his government quarters which has only one floor,

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    I always thought Mangala is more handsome than Sujeewa Senasinghe, may be I’m wrong and needed glasses

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    Mangala has a very powerful Raja Yoga. Quite possible My3 can appoint him as the Prime Minister next year

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    Mangala learned Clothing Design and Technology.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangala_Samaraweera
    So, he is better educated than the 94 MPs who do not have even O Level qualification.
    Hence, even performed as Foreign Minister.
    Sri Lanka is really ‘scraping the bottom of the barrel’.

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    Who will inherit Mangala’s enormous wealth upon his demise?

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    While sipping whisky at 80 club a close friend mumured to my ear and stated that “Mangala is gay”.

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    If Mangala wants to be the PM or President he should start wearing redda and baniyama. That is the con artist politics of this country

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    I have watched Mangala growing up from a minow to a gigantic minister. One thing for sure – buggar never changed.

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    So beautiful, had this man born in UK, would be ruiling that country today

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    Once I accidently met him in a lift, he smiled. That happened again – the buggar ignored me

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    Mangala Samaraweera who speaks about spine, he is a real ‘gemba’. How many times did he change parties (learnt the trade from his dead father)

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    I too can write a book about Mangala. Won’t publish it here as CT like out cabinet is spineless. Most comments are removed

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    Mangala cannot be a saint when the whole parliament is corrupt

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    The successive Presidents, PMs, Ministers, Cabinet…. they are all spineless….
    they cant stand up to Ganasara let alone the Sangha

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    I agree Mangala is the best Foreign Minister we ever had

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      what … what have we had with late Kadirgamar ?

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      Sinidu
      Agree 100%

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