27 October, 2021

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Thuggery: Father, Son And Holy Ghosts

By Malinda Seneviratne –

Malinda Seneviratne

When the Minister of Public Relations and Public Affairs, Mervin Silva, set out to capture a public servant, he made it a photo opportunity. The media was invited.  TV stations were ‘camera-ready’.  The victim was tied to a tree.  It was reported in the newspapers and the footage was shown on television.  The police did nothing.  The Attorney General did nothing.  The entire justice system shamed itself that day.

In March this year the same minister openly stated that he was responsible for Poddala Jayantha leaving the country. Jayantha, a well-known media activist was earlier abducted and assaulted.  His assailants are yet to be brought to justice.  While bragging about his role in Jayantha’s exit, this minister also threatened to personally break the limbs of Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Sunila Abeysekera and Nimalka Fernando.  All four mentioned above have dubious track records in financial dealings as well as being pawns of the LTTE.  All that is irrelevant to the matter of threat and threat-execution.  The law has not pursued these individuals for wrongdoing, but that doesn’t give anyone the right to take the law into his or her hands.

Two days ago, the minister’s son assaulted an Army Major.  He was accompanied by an entourage of thugs.  It is reported that the entire incident was caught on camera.  Police Media Spokesperson, SSP Ajith Rohana in a radio interview last morning told SLBC Chairman Hudson Samarasinghe that this was true, i.e. the assailant, Malaka Silva, son of Minister Mervin Silva was caught on camera assaulting the Army officer.  Statements have been issued, also, claiming that the Police was looking for this thug.

The man, whose face is familiar to the entire population and ought to be familiar to every single policeman in this country, was photographed worshipping the Sacred Kapilavastu Relics at the Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya.  It is known that the police were out in full force to ensure security and to control crowds thronging to pay homage to the Relics.  It is incredible that he was not arrested.

It is hard to believe that the police do not have eyes.  It is hard to believe they don’t have legs to walk up to this thug and handcuff him.  It is hard to believe that they were ignorant of the fact that he is wanted for assault and battery of a citizen and probably (given context) wanted for other and more serious crimes.

The father got off scot-free.  Now, for all the pledges of the Police Media Spokesperson, the people cannot be blamed for thinking ‘the son will get away too!’  Indeed, it has come to a point where editorial comments about these acts of thuggery containing demands that the police do their job have been likened to hitting head against brick wall.

The impotency of the law enforcement authorities clearly indicate a numbing imposed by people in positions of power. We have to come to some conclusions here.

The police are not sleeping, but pretending to sleep. The Attorney General is not sleeping but is pretending to sleep.  The President hardly ever sleeps, we are told.  He cannot therefore pretend to sleep.

Sooner or later what was caught on camera will go viral on youtube.  It won’t spark a movement to overthrow the Government, for Mervin Silva’s antics and gross violations have also gone viral on youtube.  Things add up though.  Dots are joined.  Credit gets spent.  Worms turn.  Birds come home to roost.

Every minute that passes without Malaka Silva being arrested, we get closer to a terrible moment where we begin to walk a path we’ve walked twice in the last 40 years.  That is because of Mervin Silva, Malaka Silva and all the other Silvas who have been spared by the law.

There are crimes of commission and there are crimes of omission.  Neither is spared in the karmic matrix.   There will be loud knocks on the doors of big houses.  The doors may or may not be opened, but if it is not they will be broken down, in violation of the law.  A letter might be delivered.  It would probably contain an 11-word reminder: ‘What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander’.

*Malinda Seneviratne is the Chief Editor of ‘The Nation‘ and his articles can be found at www.malindawords.blogspot.com

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Arrest This Thug!

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    Mr. senevirathne,

    You can’t have it both ways..Either you support this regime or you don’t. This is not an aberration but how this regime does things. Forget Malaka Silva has a single person been prosecuted for the millions of rupees of corruption. While Mervin is a “safe” target to criticize your true grit will be shown when you have the same ability to criticize Mervin’s masters. Good luck to you and may you be happy in your bubble.

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      The writer will not deal with the master perhaps because the master could let loose his anger on the writer using the services of Mervyn.

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        Malinda’s Boss His Hex-A-Lunacy the Omnipotent,Omnipresent, Omniscient Percy Jilmart is the biggest crook and thug in this country. Monkey see…monkey do…as long as Percy Jilmart continues to run this country like an oriental despot, thugs and drug dealers and murderers like Mervin the vermin, his son Lamaka :) and Duminda Silva who are under his patronage will continue to thrive with impunity. :)

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      Ranjan Nanayakkara
      You are spot on! The hypocrisy of Malinda Seneviratne is truly without limit. But then, can you expect him to question those who provide him with his daily bread and for whom his sycophancy has no limits!
      I will again raise the question: why does Colombo Telegraph provide MS with a platform when he is simply a propagandist for the MR Regime, already FORMALLY PAID BY THAT FAMILY FOR DOING WHAT HE NOW IS DOING IN THE COLOMBO TELEGRAPH?

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        After get in to the toppled side of the catamaran,
        Malinda says this side is better than the other.
        luckily his boat did not sink.
        When you read his previous articles we can get in to a conclusion.
        But I know that he did not abandon the following of phrase;
        EITHER YOU ARE WITH US, OR WITH THEM.

        Because he is PATRIOT to the ruling family.

        THAT I WHY HE SAYS “The President hardly ever sleeps, we are told”.
        HE DOESN’T WANT TO UPSET THE HIERARCHY.

        BY THE WAY , IT IS BETTER TO PUT YOUR FEET BOTH SIDES TO HOLD.

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        @Pacha Epa
        I agree with you…but let’s allow freedom of speech to prevail and let sycophants and bought and paid for journalists like Malinda be able to voice their masters opinions so we can have a good laugh from time to time. :)

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      Do not exhibit you dumbness over the net, Ranjan … Nothing in politics is absolute … You can definitely have both ways … Appreciation and criticisms … That’s the way to go ….
      What a bs statement when you say “either you support or you do not..”
      Grow up man …

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        Bruno Wambotu:
        What on earth are you saying and what on earth did you mean to say?

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      Ranjan Nanayakkara:

      Intellectual honesty.

      Double standard.

      Picking and choosing.

      All or nothing.

      Selective amnesia.

      Ring a bell?

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      “.Either you support this regime or you don’t. “
      I do not agree! No one has to support blindly! That is the problem in Sri Lanka, the blind faith in a party. People should evaluate each action and vote accordingly. Getting rid of LTTE is good, hence you support that action. But some other actions, like ignoring corruption and
      ill-behaviour of government politicians, thuggery and overly relying on Chinese loans is bad and that you disagree. No blind faith please!

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    Well Said Malinda Ayya !!!

    Have no idea how stupid this Gov is to let go all the antics of this notorious Dad & Son & for how long ???

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      This man has been writing supportedly to Regime in previous times. But this article looks different —- how many of regime apologistic journalists would write the truth in near future ?

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      Kapila Kahapola, UAE

      Why aren’t you defending MR?

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        I Told U Vedda Before, Stop Hiding Behind Fake Name to Get The Answer !!! You are Non Existing So as Your Comments !!!

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          Kapila Kahapola, UAE

          Why aren’t you supporting MR regime?

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    The government talks a lot about “Ranaviruas”. In this incident, when one of them is in trouble due to the action of a thug attached to the government, it is silent. Is this the way the government treats a ranavirua? Army should make sure that the justice is done.

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      MR has failed in following issues causing permenant anxieties among general public

      A) Murder of Presi adviser – crime investigations not faily handled
      B) Juliampitiya Amare and the related – multi murder criminal cases- not fairly handled
      C)Srilanken Airlines – frausds revealed recently but no proper investigation
      D)University academic staff strike – not yet even discussed wholeheartedly
      E) Crimes of all kinds are on a rise as never before- no proper attention given yet – no enforcement of law and order – GOSL handle them arbitorily

      So u cant expect him to react appropriately for the current incident related Mervin ^s son, if every right thinking would focus on the very recent issues -becoming an another pakistan is clearer.

      So you cant expect a Regime governed by bunch of incapable top to the bottom – any good towards army or anyone (university folks).

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    This man malinda didn’t utter a single word when Lasantha’s murder? We all know why.
    I am sorry but malinda is a fart-catcher to Jarapaksas.

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    Thuggery permeates every nook and cranny in Sri Lanka..

    Rajapaksa government brutal thugs rule our poor country with impunity !!! :)

    Rajapakse “R” words like “Rehabilitation, Reconciliation of the Tamils in Sri Lanka” are just another round of his shameless lies … :( :( :(

    Real “R” word we should mention here is ROBBERY!!!

    Rajapaksa so-called “Rehabilitation” plan is plain and simple ROBBERY of the Tamil own lands in Sri Lanka and this is continuing to this minute all over where ever Tamils live Sri Lanka !!!

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    Mervayn Silva of MP is politically lumpan-originated politican,back by MR ruling power groupe.This showes MR and party ugly side policy of inhuman politics-monger to remain in power of our in the Island. If MR has no vital interest of Mervyen he should take proper action against him!

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    Malinda’s Boss Excellency would have told him to write this harang to pacify the public and cool them down.He was trying to white wash his boss saying that “The President hardly ever sleeps” and indirectly saying he is so busy and no time to meddle with these silly issues. Malinda you are a bloody coward.Crux of the matter is you wants to vilify Pakyasothi,Nimalka and Sunila under the pretext of attempting cacophony on thuggish father and his idiot son.Malinda you are under the payroll of Rajapakse,s and it is known to each and every one. And you are no Juno.One night some one will knock on your door and show you the red card. That day is getting nearer and nearer.

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    The above photo shows how low Mervin goes to lick the feet of MR to keep his position. Also MR may not know that these type of people also betray him when the opportunity arrives. Only time will tell. Also I am surprised to see this article coming from Malinda where he tries to kill two birds with one arrow. Hope his eyes will open fully now.

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    This is called “crocodile tears ” :) And we all know this guy is singing for supper!

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    KUDU MADAVIYA AND HIS CORRUPT UNDERWORLD CHILDREN ARE ABOVE THE LAW BECAUSE THEY ARE THE MAIN SUPPLIERS OF HORA GANU TO OUR KING RAJA PARAYA.

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    Until recently Mervin never use to address his son by his name but as “KA-PALUWA” – Mervin had an idea to introduce Namal Rajapaksa and his bros to this KA-PALUWA and tried get KA-PALUWA a trade and commerce image. KA-PALUWA was not that type. As it didn’t work out, Mervin appointed KA-PALUWA as his secretary and visited the Kelani relic several times to gain the blessings. GODS MUST BE CRAZY

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    Did his son also attacked the Army captain and his friends because they have dubious track records in financial dealings as well as being pawns of the LTTE?.If so the precedence should apply

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    Malinda Seneviratne says Poddala Jayantha, Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Sunila Abeysekera and Nimalka Fernando are all pawns of the LTTE. If that is the case why are these people not arrested? Is there any evidence to prove it or is Malinda simply fabricating stories? Anybody who speak against MR and the present government is a pawn of the LTTE and only those who support MR and the GOSL are patriots. People like Malinda who earn their daily bread by washing the dirty linen of the present regime should never be believed. Why blame the police and the Attorney General? It is the Rajapakshes who are protecting him. In order not to blame the Rajapakshes, the police and the attoney general becomes the scape goats. Why cannot MR reprimand his minister? Malinda the Rajapakshes dobhy is trying to save his masters by simply putting the blame on the Police who are powerless under this regime.

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    Malinda wants to play all sides!!!
    After that nasty remark on USA, and Robert Blake he now wants to show a different face?
    Swim in your own dirty juice of Mervyn Silva, Malaka Silva, and Kudu Silva. And Hiru-Nicka joining the Silva’s and clown prince Namal.

    Meanwhile, Police and courts cannot still find Fonseka’s son in law, and no one writes about the inefficiency of the Police, or it is all a big game to side track the economic issues, and problems with India, US and the IC.

    Canada’s threat to boycott the Commonwealth event still in place supported by Australia and possibly NZ.

    Sunday Leader editorial post is becoming vacant after the big pay off, and few editors of the racist-chauvinist mold are trying hard for that job. One clown was scratched from the race before it started. lol.

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    Croc tears of sucker cannot be believed. There must be some motive and this would be known soon.

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    have you all forgotten already how many goat’s were saved from certain death by vegan Professor Marvelous Mervin.

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    All these people are simmilar and with same zero values,thought process (President+family,Mervyn and son and the lot)By crook he becomes head of state and then rest is horror.A horror to be legitimised by CHOGM in 2013.
    They kicked out Emirates as this cheap lot did not get seats and Srilankan is being plundered,the plunder has no shame as its Chairman Rolex is also a director of Finlays(all thats fine in this day and age)One would expect Finlays to drop him from their board? No,thats the new value system?
    Qantas,Australia’s airline meanwhile establishes JV with Emirates.Other countries get ahead whilst we…

    Murder,drug dealing,taking over private properties,corruption are all in a day’s work for the above lot.
    Law will just arrest and make a big ha ho for our consumption for this assault as he does not want to rock his ill gotten 2/3 in Parliment for fear of impeachment.

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    Why does this government spend public money to maintain this kind of ministers and their sibling??? This is one source where govt. can find financial allocations for uplifting the school education in rural/remote areas.

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    What more one can say! It is just brilliant. If the authorities concerned are still sleeping, I am sure, that they are under the influence of ‘sleeping tablets’! Otherwise who can sleep while the entire public is awake?

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    Malinda might have seen his folly to support this thug and corrupt regime and now wants to change please give him space and time and hopefully rise to the standards of Tissaranee.Gunasekara.Obviously the breakdown of Law and order and the Judiciary is highlighted in this case.The co- president and Enforcer should defend his ranawiruwas as this is all they can crow about.Mala..ka means eating faeces.Mervyn must be really having the goods on Mahinda that he can get away with most everything

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    This man Mervyn silva is a disgrace to the country and the people of this country. We the citizens of Sri Lanka are paying for voting in people like this.MR, should take action against such people. They are tarnishing the already tarnished image of the country. Its time to react. There is no use in just talking about it. People of the country unite to fight people and politicians like this.

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    Google “URBAN DICTIONARY MEANING OF “MALAKA”!

    Very interesting – and very true!

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    See what Malinda wrote in 2009!!!!
    Is it Hypocrisy? Now a different tune!!!!

    Arrest this thug!
    http://malindawords.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/arrest-this-thug.html

    (Malaka Silva & the Major who got assaulted)

    This is not the first time that the son of Mervin Silva, Minister of Public Relations and Public Affairs, has thrown his weight around. It is not the first time that Malaka Silva has violated the law. It is not the first time he’s played cops-n-robbers with real weapons. It is not the first time he has earned the wrath of all law-abiding citizens in this country.
    This is not the first time the son of a politician took the law into his hands. Not the first time that common thugs operated as though political connections have them special powers to browbeat those who crossed their path. It is no wonder that cartoonists regularly lampoon the generic political figure with pistol, club, knife or other weapon tucked into belt even as the brute is clothed in spotless white.
    Malaks is not out of order. He is way out of order. And if he moved from out-of-order to way-out-of-order it is not he but those who treated him with kids’ gloves the first time he erred that are to blame. First and foremost his father.

    Mervin Silva is a colorful politician and even though parents play a massive role in turning children into who they are, they cannot be held responsible for the wrongs they do (‘Arrest this thug’ is the title of an article I wrote several months ago). In this case, however, Malaka is his father’s son in word and deed. Mervin is a known brawler and Mervin is a brawler who has got off scot-free each time he pummeled someone. ‘Can get away’ is a lesson that Mervin has been able to teach his son because those who had the power to put a stop to such lessons chose to look the other way. They were in fact providing a classroom for Mervin to teach his son the finer points of thuggery.

    We have to understand, also, that among those who gave the all-clear to Mervin are those who voted for the man at the last Parliamentary Election. That was endorsement. This was the harvest that society reaped, but the bitter fruit had to be tasted by some innocent bystander who in all probability did not even vote for Mervin.

    Forget Mervin. What’s Malaka’s track record? In 2005, Malaka and his thugs attacked officers on a drug raid at a night club. In September 2007 he hit Chaminda Senasinghe in his was hit with a pistol butt at the Bistro Latino Restaurant, before his gang of friends kicked and manhandled the fallen man. His name, moreover, has come up, along with his father’s when big time drug traffickers and drug trafficking is discussed.

    These multiple offences would have earned any other person long prison terms. In comparison, Malaka has been treated like a king or at least a law-abiding citizen who was the victim of circumstances. If that is the case, then every citizen should be allowed to carry guns. Every citizen should be able to walk into any place with friends and throw their weight around. If all this is ok, we can get rid of the constitution, the President can resign and a general declaration made public: ‘Everyone for him/herself, good luck all: Anarchy Reigns!’

    It is no laughing matter. About ten years ago, Mervin stormed into the Divaina editorial office and threatened everyone, prompting an editorial titled ‘Me ballath bendala damanu!’ (Tie this dog up as well!). His antics at Rupavahini are well documented, as are his theatrics when he tied a public servant to a tree. He has raised the bar for thuggery and obnoxious flouting of power. His son has taken the cue, it seems. Those who suffer Mervin must now suffer his son. And these ‘sufferers’ must be made to pay the price.

    Long before that, this thug has to be put behind bars. He is a threat to peace. There is no telling what he might do next. The ordinary citizen cannot be put at risk. Malaka Silva must be arrested forthwith and punished as would any other person who perpetrates the same infringements would be punished. Anything less will add up to a massive buck that will float up the political ladder and stop where it must.

    Written by Malinda Seneviratne

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    THis KOta Jeewithee must kill some One.
    I wish that some one, open a web site,
    that we can see the opionion of sri lankans to
    That HORA also MR can see…
    I wish and hope He and his son will learn a lession again
    for ever……

    LAJJA NETHI AYE BALLO WAGE NNE

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    This is what the Country ´s media ministers answer why it got delayed to catch the most known latest criminal…

    Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said on Thursday that Malaka Silva, the son of Minister Mervyn Silva who was wanted in connection with the assault on an Army major had not been arrested while he was at the Kelaniya Temple as the police would have felt that arresting him in the sacred precincts of the Kelaniya Temple was not proper.

    “Police would have thought that arresting him in the presence of the Sacred Relics was not etiquette,” he said.

    The minister was replying to a question by a journalist as to why the two special police teams that had been deployed to arrest Malaka Silva, had not arrested him when he was at the Kelaniya Temple.( Ajantha Kumara Agalakada)

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    Who is really a behind this son and father and all of thief activities ( drug deals , thug deals etc )

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      Answer: that over 75% of the sane lanken would be -Top leadership of the country.

      Who is behind Duminda Silva and his activities ? President of the country.. or not ?

      Who is behind the Activities of multi murder -Juliampitiya amare …

      President and the top leadership or not ?

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    [Edited out] Donald Gnanakone……… let Aussies, kenneda & NZ boycott the Commonwealth conference when H/M come to open it.

    However, Aussies, & Kiwis are here in SL for 20/20.
    How was Zaaatttttttttt ????

    And the Kiwis touring SL at the end of October for a test series.
    Why is that ??????????

    idi.t……..

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    I cannot believe these people. They have no shame my dear. I thought this president has a real need of turning this country to its dignity & integrity , but it is a day dream . We are living in abroad and want to come back & settle down ,but we got to think again and again . Why we have lost of living of our country .these stupid hyprocratical politicians do not understand how difficult to live in abroad ,we are here to earn money to look after our families, as we cannot earn enough being our country .
    So, what are these politicians and their families doing to our country , It is inconceivable .

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      all you can do is express your views in a form from comments in this way.

      Perhaps, that can help many who stay indifferent to rethink – If the top leadership is not at all honest – everything can happen to the nation /country.

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        Yes, when did we have honest leaders and when will it happen ? No never ,never . I’m living in abroad last 10 years and 45 years old , as far as I remember that politicians of our country are doing the same thing.they are big liars & extremely murderers , what can you expect from them .
        I’m afraid , is this the new era of an insurgency . Are we heading for another uprising , ?

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    When we defeated LTTE , I thought we will at least have a relief now, and the poor country can go forward, but i forgot to understand a moment that our politicians and religious institutes are equally detrimental to the country. I feel very sad and shock to hear the problems are faced by our people . These politicians do not have idea what they can do to the country, and how the country can drive into forward .
    I am very sorry to say these religious leaders and monks are deluding people, they are very stupidly contaminating the minds of people ,saying that you are suffering because of the sins of previous life , this is very ridiculous theory , which is use to deceive people , as one day if people knew that all these sufferings are caused by the bigotry politicians and religious institutions that people can turn on them , so to prevent that these bigots brain wash the people, which is worst than the terrorists .
    Therefore, my message to people is to understand the truth ,kick out to the superstition ,as it is the way to poverty and ignorance ,. Teach to your children to find the solutions to their problems scientifically ,educate your children about the science & technology ,educate your children with what is the world made of .teach them about rest of the world . Please open their eyes , and let them to learn the truth of life .if we failed to do so right now as elders the day is not very far the whole society is collapsed and die .

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      I truly believe, building up our society is a mamooth task -perhaps much more difficult than millitarily defeat LTTERs within lanken boundaries. If the current rulers boast further that they eradiated ltters, they should also be able to introduce APPROPRIATE systems for the future of the youth. On going strikes by university academics and deficiencies repeatedly found in this year´s AL and 5 grade scholarship exams paper related anomalies show that authorities seem be not paying wholehearted efforts in finding solutions.

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