20 October, 2017

Tickets On The Titanic & An Invitation To Assassination 

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

“And it’s all over now, Baby Blue” (Bob Dylan)

My mother Lakshmi Sylvia de Silva, nee Fernando was rather fond of Sunethra and Chandrika Bandaranaike having taught them at St. Bridget’s convent, and as is fairly well known, my father Mervyn de Silva was close to SWRD and Sirimavo Bandaranaike. Therefore it gives me little pleasure to sharply criticize Chandrika, and it still pains me a bit when she makes a total ass of herself.

CBK has said that the JO rally occupied less than 40% of Galle Face Green. She has also asked why Mahinda Rajapaksa needs more security than she enjoys.

I knew that the LTTE suicide bomber had rendered CBK almost blind in one eye, but now it would seem that the blast affected her sight in the other eye as well, because all of us saw both drone camera footage, ground level footage and still photographs of all the rallies. More: A young American researcher embedded with the state’s flagship newspaper the Daily News confirmed in a video report filed while spending May Day on foot in Colombo at each rally (nope, he didn’t go by drone camera angles): the Joint Opposition rally was the biggest by far…”

If the JO was the biggest by far and it occupied only 40% of Galle Face Green, then that says very little for the UNP and SLFP rallies which occupied much less space ha the JO, i.e. less than 40% of Galle Face, if one is to believe CBK.

As for drone camera footage, the trashing of which is the latest silliness of the pro-Yahaps camp, drones were first deployed – before they were ‘ weaponised’–precisely because of the far more accurate visuals they provided of terrain and movement especially battlefields. Thus the drone camera footage of the Galle Face rally is far more accurate than any other kind of visuals that are available.

The fact is that no one can credibly point to a bigger May Day rally or a bigger rally on Galle Face Green or a bigger May Day rally on Galle Face Green, in Ceylon’s/Sri Lanka’s history. In all three categories, the Oscars went to Mahinda Rajapaksa and the JO’s May Day 2017, the organizational wizard behind which was Basil Rajapaksa, playing Sirisena Cooray to Mahinda’s Premadasa.

Now for CBK’s argument about security–“His” and “Hers”. The Aristotelian concept of justice held that the equal should be treated equally and the unequal, unequally. Ex-President Kumaratunga who dismally failed to beat the Tigers and win the war, is far from the equal of ex-President Rajapaksa, who did.

When CBK left office, the entire area beyond the roundabout near the old Parliament, which her parents dominated, was sealed off and resembled bombed-out Berlin. That was the monument to her monumental failure. When MR left office there was no Prabhakaran, no visible sign of wartime destruction, and it was a new city, a new country. That was the monument to his success.

What do we owe Mahinda Rajapaksa and by comparison what do we owe Chandrika? How will history record the achievements of Mahinda, a great national leader, savior, liberator and territorial re-unifier, and Chandrika, a pathetic failure? How then can her security be equated with his, from any rational or ethical point of view?

This island’s overwhelmingly preponderant community’s long chronicles will accord a place of great honor to Mahinda Rajapaksa and secondarily to Gotabhaya, while CBK will be accorded a far more modest place.

CBK’s problem is that of the evil queen and has-been who asks “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall/who is the fairest of them all?” When she asks the mirror who is the most popular of them all, the answer comes “Mahinda!” MR is vastly and incomparably more popular than she is in the country and within party her parents founded and she was the boss of.

With his security contingent being repeatedly reduced, it appears that President Rajapaksa, surely a prime target of the LTTE throughout his lifetime, is being set up to be killed by Tiger infiltrators (possible proxies for Big Powers who want to entrench the puppet Wickremesinghe administration). This is an invitation to assassination.

The assassination of populist leader Gaitan in Colombia in 1948 triggered the civic violence (‘La Violencia’) and civil war that lasted for almost three quarters of a century. If Sri Lanka’s Juan Peron, Mahinda Rajapaksa is killed or dies mysteriously, an endless bloodbath will surely follow.

In Sri Lanka, May Day is the mirror of the balance of political forces. It is only the motivated, the committed, and the mobilized; those who do not mind displaying their political identity, who physically participate in May Day. They can be classified as distinct political armies.

Mahinda Rajapaksa has the biggest political army – the biggest political movement and organized force– in Sri Lanka today; arguably bigger than any combination of his victorious rivals of the Battle of January 2015.

There is hardly a question that this UNP-led administration will be a one-term government and more certainly, that Prime Minister Wickremesinghe will, yet again, prove a one-term leader, doubtless for the last time. The only questions are what irreversible damage will be done by his administration to the country between now and then; whether there will be a mid–term re-composition and decompression which allows a soft landing; whether there will be a mid-term hardening and resultant social explosion leading to a hard landing; whether the blowback from the polarizing effects of this neoliberal, pro-western, Rightist administration yields a more decidedly populist-nationalist government after the election as in 1956, 1970, and 2005.    

Galle Face Green was only the spear-point of a very long spear. The MR/JO/SLPP movement can probably win any legislative election beating the official SLFP into third place and the UNP into second place except where the minorities are in a majority. The Government suspects this and is conspicuously ducking elections, rather like Madam Bandaranaike’s government suspended Local Govt. elections and delayed the by-election to Chavakachcheri for several years. It didn’t help that Government which was buried by an electoral landslide in 1977—and it won’t help this one either.

More dangerous is the inordinate delay in opening up the electoral safety valves at a time when mass disaffection is spreading. The lesson of contemporary history is that President Jayewardene (barely) managed an intense crisis, precisely by holding Provincial elections throughout 1988, leading up to the Presidential elections by year-end.

Today there are no elections, and still worse, the democratic Opposition– the JO– is frozen out of the space of the official Parliamentary opposition. Though the trade union based Left of the 1940s through the 1960s seemed fiercely formidable, it was comfortably accommodated in Parliament and thereby coopted into the system. What was on display on Galle Face Green this year is an enormous Oppositional force that is not accommodated as the recognized Opposition, still less coopted. Even the ‘Hartal’ eve Galle Face crowds of 1953, the United Left Front of 1963 and the UNP of 1976 could be regarded as far more assimilated into the system than the multitude on Galle Face Green in 2017.

Recognizing the TNA and JVP rather than the JO as the official opposition reminds me of the decades that the US recognized Taiwan rather than the People’s Republic of China, with 800 million people, as China! Due to the Yahapalana government’s refusal to recognize the JO as the Opposition and Mahinda or Dinesh as Opposition Leader, what you had on display at Galle Face this year was a huge, organized oppositional force that has been driven into a space and role that is a-systemic or extra-systemic. The right issue or the wrong move by Government and this massive force could turn anti-systemic. The bullets shot by a policeman which cracked the glass box outside Sirikotha and hit the brass elephant—the party’s symbol—could prove but the opening salvo. As Mao said, “a single spark can start a prairie fire”.

To forestall such an outcome, the Government has to change its attitude and agenda. Instead, the UNP’s Campbell Park rally showed a hardening. Several personalities – newcomers to the party–are bidding to become the ‘strongman’ who saves the UNP from the MR/JO challenge. The time for that is gone. Socio-historical circumstances and socioeconomic currents have turned yesterday’s strongmen into today’s “paper tigers”. The televised public recommendation at Campbell Park (in the presence of the PM who didn’t contradict it) that President Rajapaksa, unarguably and by far the most loved and respected politician in the country today, be “hanged by his shawl until life leaves him”, will doubtless be remembered by the voters.

May Day 2017 has plunged the SLFP into a collective existential crisis. It has to choose between (A) Ranil’s declining UNP and Mahinda’s growing JO and (B) Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, whose witchcraft has shrunk ( and weight has sunk) the SLFP, and Mahinda Rajapaksa, an electoral electromagnet. If it doesn’t quit the government soon, or form one, the official SLFP could be electorally extinct. CBK herself is already a political dinosaur—an anachronistic political animal desperate because she is about to disappear from this island’s political narrative, together with her residual clan.

Now for the UNP government: as an indicted veteran of the bitter anti-UNP struggle of the 1980s, I can attest that today’s UNP is nowhere in the same class, while the Opposition movement is decisively stronger and on the offensive.

The times they are a’ changin’ (Bob Dylan). With May Day 2017 a tectonic shift has occurred in the public consciousness. In its collective gut, society knows which force is growing and on the upswing, and which is on its way out at the next election, if not earlier.

What the UNP needs now is to find a new leader –a Theresa May or Emmanuel Macron—who can revive it after the inevitable downfall. Wijedasa Rajapaksa remains my main bet, but I am open to being surprised.

When you’ve passed the tipping point, things are never the same again. You cannot sustain the existing equilibrium nor can you go back to the old one. May Day 2017 was such a tipping point. Meanwhile, those who bought tickets on the Titanic in 2015 should be heading for the lifeboats.

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  • 30
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    Dayan must be obviously hoping he will get another shot at an important Ambassadorship if MR comes back to power ! God forbid on both counts!

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      James Perera

      “God forbid on both counts”

      On the international front Hindians would be with him all the way guiding, shaping and finally making good of whatever policies they have already decided for and on behalf of Sri Lanka.

      Let him claim diplomatic victory wherever possible while appreciating Hindians’ contribution.

      Please note what Sanja De Silva Jayatilleka has typed under Celebrating Vesak & Tracking Geopolitics CT 10 May 2017:

      “This excellence in diplomacy of our nearest neighbors and friends has been beneficial to Sri Lanka for many years. Sri Lankans have witnessed this to their delight when diplomats from both countries have stepped up to defend Sri Lanka.”

      • 19
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        Can anyone recall even once where Dayan’s predictions came true?

        Gotta say, good old Sumanadasa’s, as lousy as it is, is better than Dayan’s.

        I read Dayan to find out what is not going to happen. So far, his track record is 100%

        This is my prediction. Unless the imbecile Ranil goes and abolish the presidency – for which Mahinda is giving all the support and encouragement – in spite of all the crowds, Mahinda can’t be the president again but can only be the prime-minister. Many people are using Mahinda’s popularity for their own political survival – without Mahinda, politically, they are dead. So, someone aligned with Mahinda using Mahinda’s popularity will contest for the presidency and once in office will discard him.

        I’ll let Dayan explain how it feels to be used and discarded.

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          nimal fernando

          “I’ll let Dayan explain how it feels to be used and discarded.”

          You are very unkind to him. However he knows he has been used like a condom and discarded by the clan nevertheless he wants them to use him again and again.

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            Gotta read between the lines.

            Leading up to the May-day, Dayan and his good Missus were churning out piece after piece here on CT. I think they were sending signals to someone of “The Clan” who is reading CT. His buddy Rajiva (wijesinha …. I think) was doing the same some time back, he is silent now. Perhaps he found a job.

            I was waiting for a gushing piece about the Galle-Face-Man. Well, so far no show.

            I don’t think Dayan got “invited” to the Galle-Face shindig.

            It seems, alls not well in the bastion of smart-patriotism-dom.

            Dayan thang is playing one against the other. He tries to play Sirisena against Ranil. Sajith against Ranil. And Gota against Basil, and found blood is thicker than water. If Dayan has a brain, Rajapakses’ nepotism should have thought him a thing or too.

            If you are a scoundrel you should be a full-time scoundrel; there’s no halfway house.

            That’s why I raise my hat to Sajin Vass Gunawardena and Palitha Kohonne, they survived the whole period of Rajapakse “occupancy.” They were good at what they were doing; Dayan is not.

            True, I feel sorry for Dayan. After all I am human ………. well, I think ……..

          • 0
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            He is adopting the saying “Loop before you leap”! (No typing error)

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          Dayan,

          To hell with Trinco.

          Mahinda signed off 50 acres just off Colombo – the Port City – to the Chinese freehold! They would have owned a part of our country just off our biggest city and with us having no chance of claiming it back.

          You are such a lowlife weasel you’ll never counter this and go on writing as if Mahinda did not sign off a part of our country.

          You Lankan “analysts” make me laugh.

          You buggers are incapable of a single impartial thought even if your lives dependent on it. Is it any wonder that SL is in such a sorry mess.

          To hell with any “Work.” No government has done any good work other than systematically ruining the country.

          This Yahapalanya is a government of imbeciles but they do not carry out their business by White-vans and serial-killing and that’s a blessing.

          People are free and that’s the most important thing.

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        Here he goes again, splitting hairs over nothing. DJ the Fake Expert and dishonest politician.

        Any student of social science knows that crowds are fickle. Crowds go where there is a free ride. People from the countryside went to see the big city lights and sea side of Colombo on a FREE HOLIDAY!

        At the last election Mahinda Jarapassa with his cut out brought out the crowds but lost the election! Today people are fed up of MR and Ranil who are equally corrupt and looting the national wealth. Sirisena is the best of a bad lot of corrupt politicians and next election Sira’s SLFP and JVP will win big.

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          I sincerely hope so. MR and Ranil are equally dangerous. Both are schemers, Ranil does it in a more sophisticated manner by having his Royal drop outs surrounding him. What safety net of spineless idiots ?

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            rew

            “I sincerely hope so. MR and Ranil are equally dangerous.”

            How about Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa and his sidekick Dayan?

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        DJ: Wijedasa MUST be stripped of the Ministry and jailed. The Ministry of Justice needs to be fumigated from the Wijedasa Jarapassa stench!

        DJ you have the audacity to suggest that white van goon, Gota’s buddy, Wijedasa Jarapassa who has blocked all corruption and financial crime investigations into Mahinda Rajapassa family of cronies and looters, while playing Minister of Justice can be Sri Lanka’s Macron!

        What a moron this fake expert and spin artist, DJ, is!

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          Kapila

          “Wijedasa MUST be stripped of the Ministry and jailed.”

          Beg your pardon, can Wijedasa run Ministry of Buddha Sasana from prison?

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      I am appalled by DJ’s embarrassing, uncritical support of both former King Kong and Sajith P.

      Forget plum ambassadorships, DJ is a potential Foreign Minister should either of the above mentioned notorious two capture power in SL.

      Cheers!

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        Ben Hurling

        Mangala should appoint him as the High Commissioner of Hindia where he may have explain to the Chanakyas at South Block about his position on Indo Lankan relation, worse his wife’s paranoia about Modi’s Vesak state Visit.

        Hidndians plenty of experience in house training him.

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        i am ashamed people like extreme idiots live in my country

    • 19
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      The day this Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka can tell the truth that the Rajapaksa family is a bunch of criminals is the day people can think of taking him seriously…

      • 11
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        You are right dude, I always have the feeling DJ has got his mouth replaced with the anus. He does know what he has been talking about. Just becasue he hates Mr Wickramasinghe, he should not twist the facts before us. We perfectly know Rajapkashes are rascals, uncultured bastards. They looted as nothing could remain, today, the current rulers dont show the gravity of the problem, in terms of debts, since people would accuse them of not being capable of settling them. As ones with some knoweldge see it, the debts the Raja family made and left behind are not far to the reality of Greece. Just because if they would expose everything, people would not get it, easily, and to protect parties, they the current duo, just cover almost everything not tellign the truthabout Raja, but If I were the president, the first thing I would have done is to investigate all the funds the family grabed from the state, and punish them according to the prevailing laws. I would also have investigated Thadjudeen case as the top of the agenda, since that way only, we can convince the masses, the true colours of the Rajaakshes.

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          Organ hi jack

          Leelawathie, you say “I always have the feeling DJ has got his mouth replaced with my anus”. A serious condition indeed. It may spread to other organs close to the one mentioned. Seek medical help immediately.

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            This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

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            Can you please help me with bolding letters the way you do ? How do you do that. I am afraid, i dont know how it works with the CT editor.

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              FCID

              To make ‘FCID’ bold, type the above, substituting b for 9. I put 9 there to make it inactive. If I put b there actually, it will become bold and the markup characters will disappear.

              VERY IMPORTANT

              Please ensure that the inequality signs are that if you use the first set of mark up characters that you DEFINITELY put the second set with the slash, to end the bold part.

              Otherwise all after that will become bold, including the comments of others after that. That is what our friend Mallaiyuran did on several occasion and di not understand what he was doing even when told by me.

              SO PLEASE, DO BE CAREFUL ABOUT THE END SET

              If you use I instead of b all become italic up to the second set.

              The b and I with those other characters are called HTML mark up characters.

              What CT uses in these comments is called Hyper Text Markup language.

            • 0
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              Please practice with bolding one short part (perhaps the heading) and then to several if you need.

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              Sorry that was unexpected. 9 worked same as b!!!!

              ”VERY IMPORTANT”

              Remove the inverted commas and type.

              • 0
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                Let us try once more.

                at the beginning of phrase to be bolded.

                at the end of the required phrase.

                < followed by b followed by > at the beginning of phrase to be bolded.

                < followed by / followed byb followed by > at the end of the required phrase.

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                  Thank you Edwin

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                    You are welcome.

    • 14
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      You should be wrong. DJ is a person who always overestimate his profile. I think the manner he is doing it to MR, next time, DJ would notbe satisfy until he would not be offered the position as minister of external affairs.

      Is there any other men that have been doing itto please Mahinda these days ? Irrespective the voices being made on him by the educated , cultured, colombo people. DJ is but hell bent on his god father who DJ think is the only person to give a rascal life to even unborn children of this beloved island.

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      DJ is fallen to the level, he would go on eating the faeces of Rajapakshe family. What is held important for him right at the moment is to stand against RW. Nothing else. That has been on and on, just becasue DJ had some youth vendetta with RW. But RW has never uttered anything against DJ or even took him serious. That shows the strenghts. Both leaders in power would not even talk about any kind of critcisms being made by DJ or the like low lives, having studied his profile long ago. DJ is sadly betraying the educated in the country, Nor would anyone with a little brain, see it right the way DJ is upto thesedays. He sits with idiots. He talks like Buruwanse. The days, he will have to share us with the “ticks” problem is not far from us. That is what i feel having read his articles and the comments being passed to him.

    • 10
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      Dayan is very fond of military coup and assasination of people because he was part and partial of Mahinda Rajapakse and Gotapaya Rajapakse. When do you want to send a white van to Ranil’s home

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      Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

      RE: Tickets On The Titanic & An Invitation To Assassination

      (300 Words)

      “CBK has said that the JO rally occupied less than 40% of Galle Face Green. She has also asked why Mahinda Rajapaksa needs more security than she enjoys.”

      As a cronie, shill and paid agent scribe of Mahinda Rajapaksa, the above comments keeps you in the business.

      Didn’t Mahinda Rjapaksa, aka Maggona, MaRa JO and cronies claim that they will fill 100%? 40% is not, 100%. Did you consult with Wimal Buruwansa of 2/2=0 fame in math?

      However, the algebra, despite what JO, MaRa and Cronies are claiming is not in their favor, and MaRa MaRa ChaTu MaRa has lost about 10 percent, may be much more, compared to the Presidential elections of 2015, despite the busing. MaRa, JO and their cronies are very eager to get into the gravy train, again.

      What do the overall numbers say? Will Mahinda Rajapaksa and cronies, who had 5 years after the war to fix it, do better next time? No.

      From Facebook, from the Intelligence Unit, reports on the attendance at the May day Rallies are:

      Mahinda, JO, මහින්ද 105,000
      Ranil, UNP, රනිල් 65,000
      Maitri, SLFP ,මෛත්රී 58,000
      JVP ජවිපෙ 15,000

      Total who wanted to see Mahinda, JO, 105,000= 43.2%

      Total who Did NOT want to see Mahinda and JO =65k+58K+15k = 138,000 =56.8%

      Total overall attendance =138,000 +105,000 = 243,000 =100%

      Mahinda got 48.2% of the Presidential Vote in 2015. Therefore, he has lost about 10% of his base over the last 2 years, even with busing, and unlikely to gain them back. Besides, they have gained fat, by eating off the stolen billions and doing no useful work.

      The numbers are skewed because of extensive busing, but tells a story of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s base declining.

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      James,

      Yes indeed – all this groveling is to keep his name in front of his former master, in case he forgets him, and on the slim chance that his Master may have one more shot at the Presidency.

      Also, yes, if the SL population is duped once again (what is new when the US population can be duped to elect Trump!) and elects The Raja-Paksas, then it is possible the DJ will be globetrotting again.

      However, it will then be abundantly clear that his selection will not be based on his intellect, integrity or education, but rather his incredulously servile, gratuitous boot-licking over this extended period even since MR’s insulting him so openly in the Al Jazeera interview!

      On the other hand, now that DJ has proved to himself and to the society that neither his pretend intellect, integrity and education will ever buy even basic bread any more, why would he not resort to groveling that might (even if a long-shot) get him a Gymkana globetrotting opportunity?!

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    when former Army Commander Janaka Perera contested the north central provincial election in 2008 under the UNP ticket he was deprived of even the minimum security by Gota & MR despite repeated warnings by the threat assessment teams that his life was in danger…..that was how MR treated a decorated Army commander who served the nation, hence DJ’s justification that MR deserves security over and above CBK for being ” a great national leader, savior, liberator and territorial re-unifier” should have been applied to JP.

    DJ also refers to SF’s speech on May day….has he forgotten how SF was treated post 2010 pres election. DJ being the Medamulana patriot that he is,for obvious reasons suffers from selective amnesia.

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    earler anti basil now he thanks him for organising the large crowd on galle face.
    what a guy only prof pieris is better than him
    he does not tell us how many bottles of arrack brought them there
    and who spent for them

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    If your parents were Silvas and Fernandos how did you take the name of Jayatilleka?

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      Ismail

      “If your parents were Silvas and Fernandos how did you take the name of Jayatilleka?”

      Just the same way Buddhadasa and Sumanadasa traded their names for Silva and Fernando with the Portuguese, now they must have traded for Jayatillaka.

      He should have traded instead for Maradasa, being a cronie of MaRa.

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      Ismail
      The majority of the bogus Sinhala Buddhist Mafias forefathers were originated from Dutch, Portugese and South Indians.
      You cut their veins and analyse !!! 90% are from the above origins the rest from the Veddhas the Natives of Srilanka.
      These big mouthed 90% were the relatives of Don Carolis, Nona Marias, and Sankillians and Ka ( u)rrupans , now Kuruppus.
      The names have been twisted and modified over the years, the Yellow robed mafias too are part of the game.

      On the whole they’re all Kallathonis illegally came to perform various jobs for the western and eastern masters,
      Like Farming, Cinnamon cutters, fishermen, ect,ect, ect.
      The present day 90% were the descendants of the native women who were either Raped or kept women of the Masters.
      The frogs in the well thinks the whole world is made up of wells , does have no intelligence to think beyond.
      IGNORANCE IS BLISS.

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        Genetic studies have proved that the Bogus Arab Islamic Mafias forefathers were originated from South India. They are trying to hide this because their ancestors were of low caste.

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      I now feel he should have been called by any surname. So no matter, his is Jayathilaka or Silva. For me, his fits more with SILVAs, going through his estranged reactions to any episodes in lanken politics. He is talented to add more fuel to burning fire, than doing the other around. Twisting issues in favour of his beloved men has been his life long carrier. But always self-proclaiming him to be the best political analyst. Suffering from a complex as no any simple psycho patients have been. s

      From what this DJ utters, he is no means consistent with whatever his cesspit drops. Just a human being that would do anything to be on good books of his god fathers or pay masters. That is very typical to his idiosyncrasy.

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      It is the same thing that you have done to call yourself Ismail when your parents were low caste Sinhalese or Tamils.

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    DJ is a Small person in every sense of the word!

    This is a living proof that education itself does not make a person wise, big and progressive!

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      But his so called acchievements in diplomacy, are seen to him as an ant would see its urine like a big river. On and on this man has been brigining all the kind of rabble rousing thoughts always widening the folks. No matter, anyone would criticise him, he has been so deaf to see the contents being posts.

      There is something common to Wimal Buruwanse and Dayan Silva Jayathilaka. That is the distinction and typical nature to bring people apart.

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        Leelawathie, I though you are against bringing in the waste products discharged by all life forms in to comments. So, is it OK to bring in urine (rivers of urine) while you are not permitted to bring even a pin head size of excreta? What kind of democracy is that.

        Do you seriously expect someone to stop writing because there are comments against him or her? If you are then you are being naive. I think you have the wrong concept of democracy as well as the wrong concept of freedom of expression, which is a huge part of democracy. To suppress an author is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the author as well as those of the reader. The author may be lying. But there are ways we can find out. There are other sources to cross check. But to shun him altogether because you suspect him to be lying or because you do not like what he is saying is taking away freedom of expression from him and all others too.

        George Washington said, “if the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter”.

        I suggest that you be highly critical but honest when you comment but be fair and have an open mind when you pass judgment on an author. Don’t let the group mentality colour your judgment. Comment and let others comment and let authors to author should be the motto.

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          You really have got it from the wrong end.

          I never said anyone with various ´contents to stop writing, but to come with constructive provable substance. Just putting the blame on current men in power, seeking personal gains, should not be reasons anyone to bring such articles. I know this guy and his nature for the last 20 years.
          That is it. If you would please go back to the archives of DJ – say within the last few weeks alone, if you come with an unbiased nature, you would at once see, how inconsistent his thoughts have been. Not a single coherent argument but to be gummed with his youth vendetta and spread hatreds on incumbent premier is no means commendable. This is a dispute within COLOMBO living so called high men.

          Besides, he sits with the guys that have no SLIGHTEST knowledge about extern affairs as a whole. Best example would be WIMAL WEERAWANSE, with no knowledge whatsoever on EU, UNO or UNHRC but have been number one candidate to twist the average mind sets through his sinahla vernacular terms being abused on PUBLIC stage.
          But DJ is believed to have gathered sufficient exp being a diplomat in several occasions, no means a match to sit with a low educated school drop out such Wimal. Alone that proves me there should be kind of affinity them to get together, which is jealously, malice at CBK, RW and MY3.

          Ridiculous enough DJ has often been self proclaiming in every artcle about the background he is coming from – with a father who was then close to Bandaranayakes or other prominent figures and the manner he was put to bed, with recite of English Classics such as ROMEO JULIET and other novels.. etc.. but something is fishy in his nature to behave so on and on… that is what I feel having studied his write ups over the last 10years or more.

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            DJ

            Leelawathie, Actually, I do not have the time or the inclination to read DJ’s articles or anybody else’s. He is particularly boring. But I read comments. Especially if I see an ‘anus’ or its counterparts.

            You say that DJ is inconsistent. But isn’t Ranil too? They are all the same, Leela. None of them deserve your getting emotional about them. My wife, just like you, is a strong supporter of Ranil always defending him. I feel sorry for her. Ranil does not deserve that.

            Oscar Wilde said, “Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative”. And Malcolm Gladwell has said “Consistency is the most overrated of all human virtues… I’m someone who changes his mind all the time”. In my case, the only thing that is consistent about me is my inconsistency.

            To be too much consistent means that you are not adapting to changes around you. If we do not adapt we would become extinct. According to Buddha there are 3 main attributes to all material and mental formations (Sanskara Dharmas). Anicca, Dukkha, Anatma. Here Anicca means change, impermanence. Everything is changing all the time. Even our thoughts, our motives, our friends and enemies, our principles, all that is changing. As Buddha has said If there is anything that does not change that is change itself only.

            You do not like DJ. so why do you worry with whom he sits? Do I notice a shade of jealousy there? There is a Sinhala saying බල්ලොත් එක්ක ලැග්ගොත් මැක්කොත් එක්ක නැගිටින්න වෙයි (If you sleep with dogs you wake up with tics). That is what will happen to DJ.

            So, don’t be too serious. Life is too short for that. Enjoy it while you can.

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              Mr Rodrigo, I am not into PARTY politics in SL. Nor have I ever had the chance to vote for any parties there down. Just because I dont see it is right DJ to repeatedly attack RW means necessarily not that I am a fan of UNP. Right at the moment, with no other options, and considering all what they the left men have been upto, I just feel both leading the country today are not that undemocratic as had been prior to 8th Jan 2015.

              To tell you, I do overread the articles being posted on CT, regardless of the writer’s nature. But DJ s are really idiosyncratic to his estranged charactor. And the fact he always boasts about his achievements and overestimates his profile as no other would do; as if srilanka lacks of good political analysts. One behind the other, he comes with Rajapakshe proxy articles; no matter any high profile crime may have mastereminded by him, DJ would do anything to MR just because, now he has no repsect in lanken spot light as had been in the high days of MR.

              Thanks for your posts and have a peaceful vesak week ! PM Modi s arrivals in SL was decorated with beautiful illuminations in Gangarama.
              THere, I really felt that proud to be a srilanka. SL is even more beautiful country if the average would see it right LET lone tomorrow.

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                Leelawathie, you have aroused my interest to somehow go through this article by DJ. It will be like drinking Kasaya. But I will do it. I remember Pink Panther (PP) movies starring Peter Sellers, where he acts as a crazy detective. His boss, the chief inspector, hates PP but has this compulsion bordering on an obsession to see what PP is doing in his private life. DJ also may have this type of fascination mixed with abhorrence on the readers. They hate him but cannot help reading his articles and commenting on them.

                For your sake I had a cursory glance at his article and found that his father was Mervyn de Silva. When I was a student all our reading was done through books, news papers etc. and Mervyn de Silva’s writings were something I liked to read. At that time an American lady named Rhoda Miller de Silva, married to a Sri Lankan, was also writing articles for the Observer and they were fantastic. I wish we had authors like her today to write in CT. She was forcibly deported from Ceylon by the then PM Sir John Kotalawela in 1950’s. That is how UNP practiced democracy.

                I agree that Ranil and Sirisena are democratic rulers. I will not say more democratic rulers than MR would be an insult to RW and MS as there was no democracy worth mentioning under MR. I particularly detest the brutal way that Thajudeen was tortured and murdered due to personal enmity. But I also detest the way that investigations are being carried out – or should I say not being carried out?

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    DJ should not insult his parents by dragging them into his never ending “Mahinda Warnanaawa or Vandanaawa”. Say, MS and RW are useless. But, why a Rajapakse. What would have been the state of the country if the people allowed MR/GR/BR/NR to come to power? Continued disappearances, murders, corruption,International condemnation,economic sanctions, Viduli Putuwa and what not? ඔහොම යං DJ!

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    The fact that this unloved, servant of nationalist racists keeps quoting a true liberal like Bob Dylan is one of the saddest things on the Internet.

    It tells you a lot about him. Like with the philosophers he quotes, He knows the lyrics (or political theory) but doesn’t understand any of it.

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    DJ = ‘a person who introduces and plays recorded popular music on radio’

    But, this DJ plays unpopular music unfortunately.

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    Joint Comedy Club is missing all important parts in its body. Thero Comparing China-Taiwan to this. It is China proved its might and forced others to recognize it. But Joint Comedy Clubs missing body parts not brave enough to get into that venture.

    New King and Chandrika, without a party, trashed Old King and with 19A made sure he can’t come back again. Old Royal have no courage to do something. They are hanging himself on the SLFP tree with their shawl until their political life goes away. Old Royals will be removed from SLFP by Chandrika SLFP after their political soul reach peace.

    I wrote earlier that Old King may have a chance to become PM. I needs to revise that on the light of Colombo Media’s new reporting. Even if EP is abolished, Rajitha has said UNP-SLFP union will stay there for 2020. That mean he will have no chance.

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      Why cant you write up it in a clear text ? I like your comments, but most of them are far from understanding.

      Who is new king ?

      OLD KIND; ROYAL… you may be refering to Rajapakshe.. yes, entire educated folks are against the bugger. But one thing is clear to me, the complex situaton the current men have been fallen into is no easy to get as non-politico.

      Once again, please get back to us with comprehensible english text. Thanks.

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    Dayan, Wijedasa Rajapaksha etc are holding pandam to Gotabhaya who they think will be the JO candidate as Basil does not wish to strip his US citizenship. All of them do not want to charge Rajapaksahas for their sins. Of course RW also does so for ohter reasons! Shiral Lakthilaka close to Maithripala hates Ranil and hence he is with Dayan. So this is complex politics where opponents flock together for different reasons. Dayan and Shiral hate Ranil and this is like cutting the nose to spite the face, as the Sinhala saying goes. Therefore, when one reads Dayan he must keep in his mind these personal issues!

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    Dayan, the UNP and the SLFP had in total 58% of the sum total of the “poor, suffering, starvin ‘dhooki duppath mahajanathawa'” to come to their two meetings, to listen to the strident voices of the leaders of these two parties. The JO had 42% and, in analysing the percentage compaed to what MR got at the Presidential polls, much fewer.

    Actually, May day is the day of the worker. But our politicos have made it a day to gauge the pulse of the voters who persist in keeping them well-fed and equipped with new cars and houses and foreign jaunts.

    I pray for a day when the workers themselves will organize a day for themselves where they will just have a good day with their families and UTTERLY IGNORE these rotten and corrupt liars in our political system. Its time we rid ourselves of ALL the mainstream politicians of all parties and form a government comprising of experts.

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    In Sri lanka most burning issues are the security of the politicians, whether they have luxury cars, whether Mahinda Rajapakse is the prime minister, whether CBK needs better security than Mahinda Rajapakse,

    Dayan Jayathilake is waiting until some one that he is loyal to get a position then he can become a diplomat again and work for the Indian govt.

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    Hi buddy Dayan, it’s good to see you, and your lovely better half after a while.

    During the 1977 Presidential election, President Premadasa came for a meeting in my area in the south, only the organisers of the meeting and the chairs were there but no people. Even though he spoke and went, saying at least the people in the surroundings would hear his speech. Such was the terror of Mrs. B and Felix at that time, hardly much people in the UNP meetings but SLFP meetings were over flowing with crowd, they used the CTB, crowd pulling machine to the hilts. Then the results stunned every one.

    Same token, in the last one, what a show, every 500m MR’s sky high cutouts which could be seen from the moon, umimginable crowds everywhere, unbearable thuggery against the oppenent’s supporters like an open war, they used the party and state machineries to the hilts, and pour out billions of the looted money. What was the grand finale, MR and crowd had to pack and go for good.

    Crowds in meetings wouldn’t translate to votes. I wrote many comments to CT that MR would loose when all said tight fight and going to be close finish. War winning show wouldn’t bring votes. Even war winning British PM Churchill failed to win after the war.

    All along my math was majority Sinhalese votes splits into two, let it be in any proportion, when you add to that, the northern and eastern Tamils, upcountry Tamils, Muslims and Christian votes, My3 won. This is the basic voting logic in a multi ethnic country, to which side the minorities move that one wins. In the last one, even if the opposition fielded a dole, it would have won, such was the ill will the minorities had for MR & co. They sadly mistaken that they could win only with the majority Sinhalese Budhists votes

    Even MR and you go again inside your mothers bellies, and born again, MR wouldn’t come back again to power, even in a century per the above math, the Tamils, Muslims and Christians would never ever forgive and forget what he did to them, killing, causing untold fear, burning their temples, mosques and churches etc hoping to come to power with the majority Sinhalese Budhists votes. Even the Sinhalese Budhists people are not fools, they too know everything, caring, kind and sensible people.

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    Quote DL: “……… When you’ve passed the tipping point, things are never the same again. ……”
    DL is well well well past the tipping point the day he was tipped by MR.

    “And it’s all over now, Baby Blue” (Bob Dylan)
    It’s all over for you DL.

    Quote DL again: “….. If Sri Lanka’s Juan Peron, Mahinda Rajapaksa is killed or dies mysteriously, an endless bloodbath will surely follow ..”

    Reminds the Enoch Powell’s rivers of blood speech. (Intellectually DL is a starving rat compared with the elephant Enoch). Godse wanted bloodbath when he assassinated Gandhi. Buddhakita expected this when he planned the assassination of SWRD B.
    MR’s enemies are inside his own circle.

    Anyway the persistence of DL is due to is failure from his EPRLF days.

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      “If Sri Lanka’s Juan Peron, Mahinda Rajapaksa is killed or dies mysteriously, an endless bloodbath will surely follow.”

      Thero De Silva just bring here and put all what browsed in the web. He doesn’t mean it. His PhD paper was written by Catro’s cookies when Thero was sitting in the Air conditioned room and drinking his foreign imported badoos.

      There is no Lankawe Juan Peron. That Juan Peron has no connection to or similarity with Lanakwe’s modaya poltics where Ayatollah and Soamarama’s rules.

      But Thero brian works well on crooked way or cunningly. Yahapalanaya has suspected of something and had set the stage to bring in Ponni anytime. This is not just a reply what Dinesh said about for months ago that army would be rebelling. You know how Kathirgamar was sacrificed and International attention was drawn on LTTE. They could bring out one Mahabharat Aravan and sacrifice for their victory. That may devastate Yahapalanauya. Yahapalanaya might be hedging against that by promoting Ponni. We don’t know, but Thero who get few crumbs out of SLPP, smell out what could be the purpose of promoting Ponni. That is why he now probably turning the table around and pushing Yahapalanaya into defense. On May day a defense personal shot at Sirikotha. Let’s question Thero what would have happened Ranil was around and he was hit. In Reality the game has been already tried by shooting at Sirikotha. Thero is subtle declaring if Ranil was hurt in that incident, it is ok because Ranil is not Lankawe Juan Peron.

      Thero write in inventions when the foreign badu shoot up to the head top and without being able to going anywhere further, it start to jet through the hair holes and drips by the hair.

      It all so stupid his quotation of “Lankawe Juan Peron”

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    This Dayan Jayatileka is a total disgrace isn’t he?

    He is without a job now and desperately clinging on to MR’s shawl dreaming of his comeback so that he gets an overseas posting.

    He has been a bootlicker throughout his life. From EPRLF to Premadasa and then until the Rajapakses.

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    “My mother Lakshmi Sylvia de Silva, nee Fernando was rather fond of Sunethra and Chandrika Bandaranaike having taught them at St. Bridget’s convent, and as is fairly well known, my father Mervyn de Silva was close to SWRD and Sirimavo Bandaranaike”

    This is the opening paragraph of Dayan’s your article.
    do you need to read any further….

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    “My father was close to SWRD and Sirimavo Bandaranaike ” says DJ.It is clearly a case of skeletons coming out of Mervyn’s closet since he was said to be close to the old fox JRJ as well.So no wonder the supposed son of Mervyn tried to hookup with anybody through whom he could achieve his agenda of self aggrandizement

    .DJ has even bettered Mervyn ‘s record in this regard.1st it was Perumal of UDI fame.2nd it was Premadasa 3rd it was Mahinda 4th he promoted Sajith P 5th he promoted Gota R..Now he is back to MR.If filling Galle Face assures that MR will be back poor DJ is mistaken..These were all bussed people who given other incentives as well.JO is not short of cash after robbing for 20 years.Second if a full Galle Face equals an assured come back, then MR should never have lost in 2015 since in the run up to his defeat he bussed and fed and gave liquor to millions of people at state expense.So DJ please dream on.

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      Mr Kohona, DJ thinking pattern is beyond reach comphrehension.

      He is now cornered in his 4-wall for not being able to get posted to anyone. As average lanken diplomats have been, DJ is no better in terms of enjoying his foreign stays as was the case with him until 2009. French Diplomatic office has confirmed the manner DJ s tenure just after 2009, after the war is declared to be over, to have done the due as a foreign diplomat. He just enjoyed his luxuary life. Now the guy is not the focus of neither of the leaderships in power. Every single line the man comes with is against RW, just for some speculations to have supported LTTE by RW, but he would not utter a single word against MR who provably donated lacks of dollars to Prabakaran shortly before 2005. When it was done by MR according to DJ and the like low lives, they were just strategic, while the personal jealousy and hatred being the case, if RW did any thing like that would be repeated asa work of a traitor. The MR biased propaganda was the other issue, that they murderers sowed to stay in power, not facts but any anti-Ranil empty but devious info were spread. Dherana and Hiru have been doing it even today, bringing high criminals ot their focus so the rural grass eating folks would stay deaf and blind with the information just spread buy them.

      This Hitlers forces too did to stay in power. Gobbels theory was the reason them to strengthen their images. North Korean leader is believed to have killed hundreds of innocient people, but they the folks have been kept in dark with the information, that is why they have been so blind. So was the case in Lybia too, Irak was one another example… even today living zimbabwee is the other. We dont need to further keep the folks in dark. They have the right to do right thing being aware of the ground realities.

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    So once upon a time CBK was a pain in the arse. Now she is the saviour of all Tamils and UNPer combined! I wish the LTTE got her vicious tonge and buried her!

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      Casie Chetty? who are you? A Tamil too and your ancestors migrated from South India a few centuries ago.
      South Indian Tamil origin converted Catholic/Protestant Colombo Chetties,(Chettiar in Tamil) some slightly mixed and the Catholic Bharatas ( Paravan). Now for political/economic convenience do not call themselves Tamils anymore but identify by their caste name as their ethnicity. Thanks to anti Tamil South Indian origin fox JR Jayawrdene who further wanted to divide the island’s Tamils, so allowed these useless creatures to create a new mini identity based solely on their caste. This like some Sinhalese stating I am not Sinhalese but Govigamma. How idiotic does this sound but in Sri Lanka for dirty politics and to divide and rule the Tamils opportunistic Indian origin Tamil castes and religious groups become ethnicities in their own right. Colombo Chetty, Bharatha Muslims
      Now just like their other South Indian Tamil immigrant compatriots, the Sinhalised Karawe, Salagamma( Dayan and his wife belong to this caste) Durawa, Hunu, Hali Berewa etc they have started to beat the anti Tamil drum against the island’s indigenous and their fellow Indian origin Tamils as a prelude to their Sinhalisation. Very soon they will call themselves Sinhalese Colomba Hetti. Most probanly the Bharatha will merge with the Karawa(Karaiyar), as they are similar castes associated with fishing. Back off disgusting creature

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        This Peter Casichetty is too old. He’s another disgrace like DJ.
        We are wasting our time with these cartoon characters.

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      Hello Chettiar but you are also a Tamil. Your ancestors migrated from Tamil Nadu a few centuries ago. So why this kolai veri against your fellow Tamils?

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      peter casie chetty

      “I wish the LTTE got her vicious tonge and buried her!”

      It would have been the army which was used to burying bodies in various unmarked graves and under various Buddha statues. LTTE shredded the victims with its suicide bombers and never needed to bury the bodies.

      By the way how did Premadasa Udugampola and Gota miss Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa?

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    another crap article which does not make any sense. This joker has made a conclusion based on a sample of people who were bussed and given a rice packet to come to Galle face. [Edited out]

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    Ageing DJ is trying every trick in the book. Now it is size! The confused man comes up with these vacuous postulations hoping that some readers are asleep and others impressed.

    Beloved France has moved to a younger generation. Why o Why do we in Lanka persist with old fossils who haven’t the good grace to go quietly and enjoy the abundant delights of our blessed island.

    Back to Bob then:
    Idiot wind
    Blowing every time you move your mouth
    Blowing down the back roads headin’ south
    Idiot wind
    Blowing every time you move your teeth
    You’re an idiot, babe

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      Very few good shepherd nuns taught at St Bridget’s Convent so it does not surprise one when it has produced `race and religious` war criminals.
      Simply put Race and religion are the incubators of wars.
      Sinhala Buddhist Like Anglo Saxons, patchwork english language, patchwork faith, patchwork constitution. The tamils up north are no different. Sinhalese 28% Bangala DNA, Tamils 21% Bangala DNA ekka walle pol by boat people with any form of patchwork portuguese because the king sent orphans (órfãs d’el-rei) to marry the soldiers who brought the cake first made at Leon(where even today they produce the catholic priest and professionals)
      Race: the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism.
      Religion: The unquestioned acceptance of information that is either unverified or that may actually be in conflict with factual evidence.
      Anyone who resorts to the formula what faith is to religion: ‘It’s so, because I say so,’ will have to reach for a gun, sooner or later.

      Nobody is right and nobody is wrong. Only one thing is right, and that is the Truth, but nobody knows what it is. It is a thing that changes all the time, and then comes back to the same thing. -Old Yao

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    Dear DJ,

    Lets do the math. We all know crowds in Sri Lanka make use of politicians as much as politicians use people. You being a case in point. Its a fact that all of them were paid by tax payers money stollen from the people and more specifically from the people of Hambantota. No party in SL has the money that Rajapakase has accumulated during his reign and it will be near foolish if any other politician in Gov tried to fund the May day rally as MR did.

    MR is a down right rogue. A racist and a filthy opportunist. he has low international reputation although you chaps try to twist this in your favour to say that he doesn’t bend down to the West-thats a load of Bullshit that people like you Weerawansa try to project. They both reflect your racist ideology too and that is why each time MR kicks you, you go back on your knees. You don’t have to write the praises of MR as we the people who know, will also decide. I am in no way praising the current administration as they have let us down badly too. But between the two a majority of the people will still vote anybody other than MR. Your bet is another Rajapakse to lead the UNP. but nobody even asked you? and nobody cares what you say. So low is your credibility. Btw please take Wijedasa Rajapakse to the JO. He is a bigger disappointment that the whole of the UNP put together.

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    Gune!
    You say: “MR is a down right rogue. A racist and a filthy opportunist…”
    Yes it may be right for a handful of few like you; but we, Sri Lankans needed this ‘rogue, racist, opportunist’ to face a terrorist and his murderous terror group that terrorized the country for 26 years. It’s people like you who pushed the people of Sri Lanka to a corner to elect MR. He made an election promise in 2005 and he kept it with his brothers Gota and Basil. As DJ succinctly writes “When MR left office there was no Prabhakaran, no visible sign of wartime destruction, and it was a new city, a new country. That was the monument to his success…”
    Then Sri Lankans wanted to give MR a break and we did that too at the Presidential election of January 2015 while believing RW and MS would take the country forward.
    The May Day at Galle Face Green in 2017 shows that RW and MS are not doing the job and we feel like we are back in the Pirabhakaran era; so, we are ready to give Rajapaksa borthers the top posts (PM, Prez etc) again to face the current set of rogues, racists, and opportunists.
    We have no options when you people keep pushing us to the corner again.

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      Dear Opportunist,
      We are all happy that the LTTE is no more. But I refuse to be internally be thankful to MR for the rest of his life by electing him to power. That was his job and he did it but he screwed- up thereafter. He had a fantastic opportunity to galavanise all races soon after the war but he clearly missed the bus with his devisive ways. He needs a platform to constantly instill fear in the public so that he can can reign and rob under such climates with ease. Can you remember Greas Yaka, white vans, openly thuggish behaviour against ppl who opposed him or his brothers, the intimidation of journalists and law enforcement people and you say we pushed you into a corner?. Do you remember beruwala when Gota’s BBS attacked muslims. There were many muslims soldiers and intelligence people who helped defeat the LTTE. So don’t think your bloody Hambantota yaka won the war for us. We all lived in fear during your master’s reign. MR is an international embarrassment to all of us in the manner he reigned.

      Do you know why I call him two faced -on the first of May his side kick wimal shouts asking people to where black bands in protest of Modi’s visit. The next day he and his brothers beg Modi for a secret late night meeting when the public are asleep. Pls stay in the corner we have pushed you guys into. You guys are dangerous for the future of Sri Lanka

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    Dont’ DJ and his better quarter have anything better to do than regale us with again and again with the same jokes. Do give us a break. There is desperation to get back into the Rajapakse fold by writing the same old jokes will not help to achieve this.

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    Please can you let us have your views about the Modi visit now that your thrower of bones to dogs has met Modi and what you think transpired at the meeting. Did he justify selling the country to the Chinese?

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    Mr. Jayatilleke, is the reputed Lanka Guardian that your late father started still published? He was an incredible journalist and perhaps slightly left of center and partial towards Mrs. B specially when she was hounded by that Pariah JR after 1977. Above all he was a classy man who stood for what is right and spoke out against what is wrong. I do think he had a few run ins with the Sirimavo camp during their arrogant heady 1970 to 77 days with their socialist rubbish but he was objective and was never personal.

    I agree with you on numbers game. MR won. But that does not mean he can win elections. UNP wins because the SLFP is split. And for Sirisena and RW both, it is better if they keep the Presidential system because they will always win even with a minority of Sinhala votes. They will win because no T or M will vote for MR, GR, or Mister Ten percent. So it is a polls numbers game. Yes MR won the First Past the post system in the 2015 Parliamentary election narrowly but yet he lost the PR system because of the massive turn out of UNP voters. They were excited and rejuvenated because of Sirisena. They always knew RW as a loser and they mobilized because MR was arrogant and corrupt but MR lost support mainly because he amended the constitution and became greedy for power.

    The writing was on the wall back then.

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    Obama won without White majority. Same way RW and S will win with T and M support

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    I think Chandrika madam has PTSD as a result of her assassination attempt by Tamil Tiger terrorists. I am glad MR-GR-SF wiped those terrorist bastards out allowing her to say all sorts of crap sober or in a bachchanalian stupor

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    Gune! Thanks for the reply.
    Politics is much more complex than you visualize and dream. I hope you are matured enough to understand this fact.
    With the end of LTTE terror campaign, there has been peace in the country and you thank MR for that successful job. Then you wanted everything to be hunky dory under his administration. If it were the case we would have not needed any parliamentarians, PMs or any executive presidents or public officers at all, not only in SL but in any country of this human world.
    Actually the real opportunists that had been hiding due to the socio-political and economic instability created by LTTE terror campaign came out only after 2009, with the emergence of peace. These opportunists are among the Sinhalese, the Tamils, the Moors and all other small ethnic groups. We all know how they have been working so far with the help of certain forces operating in Sri Lanka and abroad.
    Your allegations about Grease Yaka etc are stories. Why? This government has failed to identify any Greese Yaka so far; please correct me if wrong! Similarly, White vans, Lamborghinis, Buckingham palaces ‘in America’ and almost all allegations leveled at MR are now mere vengeful stories created and concocted by opportunists, and believed by people like you. Instead, today we have solid evidence about the CB scam, EPF scam, Coal tender scam, Luxury vehicle scam; (if you want more, read past CT articles). We know how Yahapalana bigwigs are involved in Defender abductions, thefts, bribes, and many hanky panky things. If you are pragmatic, shake off your gloomy mind and ask yourself: is it easy to change the mind of 20 million people immediately after a 26 year long war.
    Sri Lanka’s importance in geopolitics is well-known among international political opportunists. We need a leader who does listen to all including honest world leaders but does what the best for the country. MR has clearly proven this, specially during the last few days of the war, and the majorities in Sri Lanka are now confident that he is the man for this complex and arduous job. The mammoth May Day rally this month on Galle Face Green is not just evidence but an eye opener for many who live in a never-never land.

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