27 October, 2020

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Treating Elderly – Two Pictures: Namal Rajapaksa And Ranil Wickremesinghe

By Colombo Telegraph

“Elderly people are now who you will one day become. Respecting their wisdom, knowledge, grace and fortitude should come second nature to younger generations but it isn’t always the case. Sometimes we need reminding of why it is so important to respect our elders for what they have to impart to us that will help ease our journey through life. They should always be respected like you want them to respect you. Finding ways to respect and honor older people is often a pathway to better understanding and acceptance of your own concerns and ideas about aging. Learning about the ways other people have coped with growing older can give you greater insight into taking better care of yourself now and realizing that with old age often comes great new opportunities and a wiser self”. – How to Respect Older People – Wiki How

 

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    Even I dont like Ranil but he is cut above the rest in class and integrity. His politically career is clear in comparison with many others and especially in comparison to “Tsunami Aid” misusers. I think Ranil is the man of the hour because he can revive the ailing economy and kick start the engine growth by generating more foreign direct investment. It is not a secret to this country, UNP is the party that support the business community. Rajapakse for war and Ranil for peace and prosperity.

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      We are all in the same opinion, but why does not see it and prove it at least in the illegal impeachment process against CJ Dr. SB. There, he could prove his talents very well. Unfortunately, rulers and the opposition did not take that serious. That was the great chance for Ranil.

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      Fairose,don’t think that Foreign direct investment is the panacea of all ills.The problem lies in the way wealth is distributed in the country.UNP may be more business friendly,but if they want to come to power again they should be the poor persons friend too.No point in the rich getting richer and some morsel trickling down to the masses.Premedasa understood this well and was always looking for ways to improve the lot of the poor.UNP under him had a different image.Under ranil it has the colombo 7 image.In a country where the wealth is distributed in such a lopsided manner,the UNP in its current state can come to power only by default,in otherwords if the rajapakshes screw up very badly the country.It is best that ranil moves over to something like shadow minister for economic development or something like that so that karu and sajith can start changing its image again to what it was under Ranasinghe Premedasa.Then only the fightback will start with the Rajapakshes on their own turf.

      The people know that if Ranil comes to power again first thing is Paskaralingam will come like a shot from London to make all the business deals and the commissions in dollars,not rupees.The businessmen will start to make money again,but not the poor because nobody will be proactive enough to channel the new wealth created to areas where poverty is prevalent.In a country which is one of the worst in the world where wealth distribution is concerned(I can only think of the southern part of Africa,south america and only two countries in asia HK and thailand that are worse than us)that will be a recipe for disaster with unrest spiralling out of control again.

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    In simple terms this reflects “the breeding”.

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    One genuine politician; the other a pretender!

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    Its easy to see the pretender who puts lot of effort to his bow!

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    The great teacher Lord Buddha’s teaching : Pujacha Pujaneeyanang.

    However Lord Buddha did not have the title “Professor” like great Prof. Nalin de Silva who claims to be “Siyalla Dath”. So let us follow the doctrine of great Nalin de silva “Poojacha pooja Baalanang”.

    “Äkasattacha Bummatta,Deva Naga Mahiddika, Pünnanthang Anumodithwa,

    Chirang Rakkanthu Sasanang”,

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    This is not Prof. Nalin.

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    it is important to respect the elderly. but what is the reason for this article? Is there not other important news items to publish?

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    We are sorry, the comment language is English – CT

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    Nobody has understood what is going on in the pictures. Here we have two eminent and noble personalities, Prof. Nalin De Silva and Iranganie Serasinghe, acting as role models of humility and self-deprecation by paying obeisance to two utterly disgusting sub-humans.

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    I hope reader Clinton Perera (Apr 20) will not take it too unkindly when I say I too disagree a lot with what Prof Nalin de Silva puts forward – particularly in the weekly column of an English daily –
    where he comes with his strange trashing of Judeo-Christian etc etc
    But let us not deny the man is one with much learning and reading. We must respect him and address him with due honour while dis-agreeing with him with where we must. Despite his combative writing, when I spoke to him for a few minutes, I found to be pleasant, agreeable and polite. But he has, as Socrates was falsely charged with and killed, mislead the Sinhala-educated youth. His many Chintanayas, to use Colvin’s language, are not worth the paper they are written on.

    Senguttuvan

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      It is rather ungentlemanly of you to write vituperative comments on Prof Nalin when he is not the person in that photographs. I contacted him on email and he confirmed that the person in that photograph is not him. It is idiotic to write what you wrote without getting your facts correct. Mr Senguttuvan: if you have the slightest decency you should apologise to him first for misidentifying him and writing nasty commnets on him. Why don’t you ring him again and apologise to show you are a gentleman. Otherwise your comments are not worth the paper they are written on.

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        yeah you are right, if he has been. And nice that you clarried it with Prof.. By reading all these comments, I felt how different the society has been in the last few decades.

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    Reader Darmadasa (?) should read my first comment (Apr 19) where I qualified my comments with the initial “if it is Nalin de Silva..”
    Now that you say it is not, there is no issue. Most commentators here seem to think otherwise. I re-read my comments again and see there is no space to use the strong term “vituperative” Unless you got the meaning of the word in error.

    Now let us see how decent and gentlemanly you are.

    Senguttuvan

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      MrSenguttuwan: It is not me that say it is not Prof Nalin. It is Prof Nalin himself. You have telephoned him you say; why don’t you ring him and ask him whether it was him. Now you are trying to escape by saying ‘If’. I think you are a coward. Do you know the meaning of that word?
      By the way if you don’t know what vituperative means I can give you the meaning in Tamil

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    This is not Prof. Nalin De Silva. Anybody can compare a picture of Prof. Nalin and the man in this picture. Prof. Nalin has a shorter & uglier nose than this guy. Also check difference of the shape of the ears. And the hairstyle is entirely different as well.
    Think before you comment! And don’t show your foolishness

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    This is not Prof. Nalin De Silva. This old person’s name is D.M.H. Piyadasa. I know him personally. He is live in Horana

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