24 November, 2020

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Today We Got To Write In The History Books Of Lanka

By Senuri Jayasekara

Senuri Jayasekara

Senuri Jayasekara

Today marks the day the Sri Lankan’s managed to claim independence for their country for the third time within a century…the day they managed to overthrow the dictatorial Rajapaksa family of rulers that drained the country of the prosperity it could’ve otherwise enjoyed.

I still remember…

I still remember, Jan 8th 2015, the day of the Sri Lankan presidential election marked the 6-year anniversary of the murder of the respected journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge; who wasn’t afraid to reveal the heinous crimes committed by the incumbent…which then brings me to remember the era of fear and censorship we just lived through. I still remember the attacks on the Sirasa/MTV news networks because of their lack of support for the govt. In 2010, I still remember Prageeth Eknaligoda, who among many other people at the time, was reported missing. Oh I still remember all those white van kidnappings of persons that took place whenever the incumbent felt that their authority was being questioned or criticised.

It was Rajapaksa’s regime that backed the utter terror the so called “venerable” monks of the Bodu Bala Sena unleashed on the Muslim community of Sri Lanka in 2014. It was them that let it go past without any punishment, yet today most people are saying the Sinhalese are an ungrateful race and forget all the good deeds ever done unto them (by the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa) and that they made the biggest mistake ever, but tell me, did the Sinhalese ever want racial tension to be incited between them and possibly every other race that lived on the same land?! Did we ever want to lose all the lives we did in the war that took place?! I am not saying I am not happy that there are no more active terrorists to fear in my mother land but honestly give the following a thought…

Mahinda jan 6 2014It has been said that Rajapaksa was the only executive to ever have the “guts” to call for war on the LTTE; implying that the ceasefire Ranil Wickremesinghe initiated was a “weak” attempt at wanting to Peace for the country. But honestly, it’s not just “guts” that was needed when the lives of about 19million Sri Lankans was possibly going to be put in harm’s way if a war was going to be fought. Who is to say, if we let Ranil carry on, that peace talks wouldn’t have been successful, who is to say that not letting a war breakout because of successful peace talks wouldn’t have been more of a monumental success than starting a war. Starting a war and losing so many innocent lives in the process, leaving so many children fatherless, deliberately slaughtering about 70000 innocent civilians in the North, War crimes, displacing so many families, losing so many of our own Sri Lankans to foreign nations; brain drain. My friends are saying that they’re ashamed of their community, community being those who voted for HE Maithripala Sirisena, because we just showed what a bunch of ungrateful citizens we are that we didn’t vote for the man who won the war for us. But if that’s their reasoning, I have this…I bet even Ranil could’ve won the war for us if he declared war, because ultimately the person behind the most outstandingly strategic military operations was General Sarath Fonseka. But no, we never got to see that because Ranil called for Peace talks instead, putting the lives of the Sri Lankans ahead of wanting something to gloat about to the rest of the World, he wanted unity and harmony across the land.

I remember the times of fear during the war and the bomb raids on Colombo, how I used to watch news all the time worrying to see if my parents were going to make it back home to us safely on those nights. I remember even well after the war was over how the President, his brothers, his sons, his stooges, his WHOLE FAMILY TREE basically used to misappropriately use their security convoys. I am stuck in a cab after what was for me a long and tiring day of tuition after school while about 10 defenders direct us off the road by having the STF wave red sticks in our faces until these “gods” can whizz through to temple tress or wherever their stolen lavish houses were. I say “stolen” because the level of corruption that took place during this nepotistic regime of Rajapaksa’s was ghastly! I mean, we are talking about the president who extorted Rs. 83 million of Tsunami relief funds and used them for personal gain instead of giving it to those in need at the time…enough said. Now I come to Namal, Yoshitha and ‘Chichi’… again, enough said.

It was a dark era, it was a “subha anagathayak” for Rajapaksa and all his conscienceless stooges NOT for the common man! I can assure you in my lifetime of watching news, I had never before heard of so many rape crimes, murders, kidnappings and robberies…times were hard. We rarely ever heard of black-mailing attacks and briberies that took place between the govt. puppets and the authorities over the media but I am pretty sure that was because the government was puppeteering the media…our voice was suppressed.

But NO LONGER!

I am sitting here miles away from home in my dorm room excited for my country’s new era of change. I hope it’s going to be for the country’s betterment. I missed my first opportunity to exercise my franchise, but I sit here in joy because we needed a change and we got it now like we wanted it. We also needed our younger generation to get their heads out of their ipads, phones and paraphernalia and realise the significance of the role they get to play as citizens of Sri Lanka…Be the change you want to see. Let the “Maithree Yugaya” begin!

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    The Rajapakse clan will get away scot free. I don’t think that the new coalition govt have the guts to arrest them, the minority parties don’t have the guts to call for their arrest.
    The dynasty knows that they can still exploit the southern Sinhala support base to ignite racist violence and propaganda if necessary. The dynasty is shrewd tactically to create a smokescreen to slip out of the country unnoticed
    Basil was allowed to slip out of Sri Lanka. One by one the members of the clan will be allowed to slip out of the country

    Poor KP, Karuna and Douglas will pay the price simply because they are Tamils

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      Dear Senuri,

      thanks very much for this summarised article. Yours contained more of my thoughts. Every time back in home country, I asked why the people behaved as if they were electrishocked, completely ignorant, accompanying all passivities, not even having the guts to notice how deep the society has been eroded. As you articulated it well – no my days 3 decades ago in the country, I happpened to see any injustice as itwas under MR regime. But none listened to me was on my side – most of them were intoxicated by the war victory against LTTE terror drooling over how magical MR administration should have been to eleminate the terrorists in that way. Even 3 weeks before the last election, I was still in my vacation there, I had the feeling that we would never be free from MR and his goons. My healthy conscience told me that people in general are not so stupid as they appeared to be to reelect a man who plundered the state treatury for his election campaign. I could not even watch him appeareing on the TV screens and his acolytes moving on with white washing efforts whenever JVP, JHU and UNP clearely pointed out the gravity of the power abuse by MR regmie. I watched myself several programmes to feel the pulse about the ground realities though I live in EU. Satana programme telecasted by SIRASA became me favourite among the few others (Balaya, Wada Piitya, Katada rata etc). I though was not sure but believed at least with a decimal percent MS will win the election. The way postal vote gained by MS, gave me a feeling – Jaya niyathai whoever whatever woudl ahve been expressed. Good was that we ddi not see anything similar to that of 2010 immediately after the election is over. It was all peaceful down there – exceptfor handful of incidents reported to have gone against the defeated – however, I thought not even Crackers would be there as POLICE banned it a beofre the election. However, it started with all peace and respectful manner -thanks should go to MS and Ranil W to have maintained to hold relatively lower numbers of post election violence incidents. Now going through their manifesto, they have already made initial promises while continuing to do the rest as western agenda would have been completed. This way of life we being on as western soil is routinized – we can be VERY proud of the current regime the way it has been marching forward.

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    Senuri Jayasekara –

    RE” Today We Got To Write In The History Books Of Lanka

    Write that the Medamulana Mara aka Mara tried to lie and rob the people of Lanka and therefore he was defeated.

    Only those fools, modayas and Muttals who believed his lies voted for him. However, the fools, Modayas and Muttals were outnumbered by the people with Common sense, and they voted for the Common (sense) candidate Mr. Matripala Sirisena,

    In the end Common sense prevailed…and the Medamulana MaRa, Mara was defeated.

    Now People are coming to terms with the MaRa corruption and crimes..

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      Senuri Jayasekara –

      RE” Today We Got To Write In The History Books Of Lanka

      Maithripala Sirisena Official Theme Song on Maitree Yugaya

      Amarasiri @Amarasi69467474 · Dec 31

      #Rajapaksa #SriLanka #Colombo #Sirisena #Lanka #Dictatorship #Maithripala Education නිදහස් Official Theme Song

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvm_Cxt0g9M

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvm_Cxt0g9M

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    So, what happened to the position of Mahendra Percy in the Mahavansa? I really like to see the translation of the draft :) I am sure it would give us a great comedy break.

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      Rohan

      “So, what happened to the position of Mahendra Percy in the Mahavansa? “

      A Mahawansa preview is given below.

      The Sinhala Subtitles are the Modern MaRa version of MaRa going berserk after losing on January 9, 2015

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IKHJG5ztL68

      Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Sinhala? Pali?

      If you have time, or your friends have time, a Tamil Subtitle and English Subtitle video should be produced and widely distributed

      I have translated to English the Sinhala Subtitles. You do for Tamil and distribute. Enjoy!

      Hitler Speaks is in ” “
      All others are assistants speaking. Not in “ “

      The Assistant Speaks: Sir, the current election results are not in favor of us..
      There was no change even with the Fraudulent votes..
      Uva, West, North and Eastern Provinces have an unfavorable situation..

      The Hitler Says: “No need to Panic. My Hambantota People would have paid me respect … “

      The Assistant Speaks: Sir,.. Hambantota, We have lost Hambantota as well , Sir. The Results just came in..

      Hitler Says: ” Those who are here who have failed the 8th standard, G.C.E. O.L . all get out of here “
      ( The bulk leaves, leaving only 3)

      Hitler: ” Then all of them are fail” ‘” The Supervisor of Airplanes, my Brother in Law also failed GCE OL?”

      “Where, What have I Not done for this Election?”

      “Decreased the price of oil”

      “Pachavahini, TV lies, Ni T N , from morning till night lied”

      ” Because of your advice, also put “Jeyatissa” ( Shills?) people”

      “State buses were used to haul people, and…”

      The Assistant Speaks: You could have disclosed those Files..

      Hitler, ” I you your files. Yako, Do you want me to disclose that as well?”

      The Assistant Speaks: We don’t know if this was an international conspiracy, Sir.

      Hitler ” What balls, international conspiracy, F***”
      “Mothers clothes”

      ” Spent millions obtained from China. Using the boards that can be used to measure distance was used to put up cutouts”

      ” The war won by the armed forces was distributed and eaten”

      ” The gold obtained from the North was also distributed”

      ” With all that there was no profit even close to the Ass of a hair lice”

      ” Yako,(Devil) if correct, with the racism and religious conflict, I should have got votes from both sides”

      “That 8-month old child when I carried, the child who could not say mother, cried, Jayaweva, Jayavewa, Victory, Victory”

      ” They gave the child to my hands, and gave the vote to the other side”

      ” To keep you, I paid millions of dollars”

      ” That was money I could have used to get my son to do night races, Yako”

      ” That was money my brothers earned by getting commissions”

      ” Now, I have to take my woman and children and get on the road”

      The Assistant Speaks: Don’t Cry Big Lady, at least the Ukku Baby’s (sucking baby’s) Moon is there

      “For 8 years, ate, ate unfortunate, only Wattalappam ( dessert)was left to be eaten..”

      ” Now everybody gets the noose”

      “Unfortunate, next month, World Cup Final, got free ticket “

      “Aiyyo Money”

      ” If we became finalists, I invited the Australian Prime Minister to watch the finals?”

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    Nicee… Well done Senuri, they will have to pay for their crimes of course and have absolute Faith in Mr Sirisena, he is the ONLY Man who had the guts to stand-up for us!!!

    We have actually re-gained our Independence again…

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    ” implying that the ceasefire Ranil Wickremesinghe initiated was a “weak” attempt “

    The new ‘achcharu’ regime put together with the alleged help of foreign agents is already giving mixed messages. The Defence minister promises the Mahanayake of the Asgiriya chapter that no troops will be withdrawn from any part of Sri Lanka. The very next day the External Minister promises to demilitarise the North. NDTV quotes Ranil, only for Ranil to deny his words the next day.

    Strong government ? Vote Sirisena, Get Ranil has really come true.

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    There are no races around other than the rat race. Those who harbor the concept of “race” within their conceptual frameworks are what we mad people call “racists” so the author of this piece is also one of these “Racists”.

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    Senuri,

    and all others who think alike that bringing Sirisena to power will be the dawn of a ‘yahapalanayak’, I wish to say, keep your enthusiasm but be ready to be disappointed. For Sirisena is surrounded by politicians with questionable integrity. A whole heap of perennial scoundrels have jumped MARA’s ship and have scrambling over each other to join Sirisena’s side. Sirisena himself was part of the MARA mafia until recently, doing the godfather’s bidding. There is a greater chance that Sirisena will also go down the same path as his predecessor than in another direction.

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