16 May, 2022

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United We Stand!

By Sanja de Silva Jayatilleka

Sanja De Silva Jayatilleka

A remarkable thing came out of all the suffering of the Sri Lankan people over the past few months. It united them across ethnic, religious and class divides in their despair, with their living standards taking a steep dive as the government mangled the economy. As people’s lives turned to misery in long queues, and livelihoods were lost due to no fault of their own, the ruling classes grew ever more distant from the people.

The people in turn, divided for decades by political manipulations of their insecurities, stood as one against the perpetrators of this economic crime against citizens. They stood most united in their anger and frustration against what they saw as the primary source of their sudden plunge into misfortune and pointed their collective finger at the President, to whom they suggested, not so politely, that he had to go.

The suffering masses took to the streets with a single slogan, never before articulated against any head of state of this country. And in this desperation, the slogans arising from hunger, weariness, and helpless resentment were blind to all the differences between the communities, their collective frustration bringing them together as no lavishly foreign funded NGOs and INGOs could achieve for the last 10 years after the war. They saw clearly that the government was indiscriminately insensitive and uncaring towards all.

It was as if the country had decided on a reset, all the way back to the movement for Independence from the colonial rulers when the elites of all ethnicities, religions and classes worked as one for the country’s dignity and self-respect. 74 years later, they are together again, this time the whole people, standing as one against a different kind of tyranny. May the people never forget the power that they generate together, visible in all the spontaneous, courageous protests that are springing all over the country.

The Rajapaksa name, beloved, revered or feared ever since the war ended in victory for the state, is now mud. From Melbourne to Paris, from Geneva and Tokyo to London and California, the Sri Lankan diaspora deeply divided along ethnic lines at one time, are joining in solidarity with the protesting citizens of their country with one voice, demanding that the Rajapaksas are sent packing en masse. Sri Lankans everywhere are impatient to be rescued from the disproportionate number of them occupying seats of power in this administration.

The Rajapaksas in government who owned 75% of the total budget allocation, are now also expected to own 75% of the consequent problem. They are past being seen as any kind of solution or part of one.

Mirihana, who’d have thought?

Mirihana, a quiet suburb of Colombo, was happy in its anonymity. It became better known when Gotabaya became President and continued to live at his residence in a lane off the main road. On the last day of March 2022 however, Mirihana was to play a catalytic role in Sri Lanka’s modern history. Mirihana was where the people’s spontaneous movement against the government suddenly and unexpectedly took off, reaching a tipping point as the candle-light peaceful protest was joined by residents from adjacent areas.

As the swelling crowds marching towards the President’s lane chanting the now leading slogan demanding departure began to be covered by the TV stations and live feeds to social media, there was already a growing sense that something had turned a corner, that there was no going back from this. And so it was. After Mirihana, the deluge. The genie was out, and will not be put back in the bottle.

The subsequent violence in Mirihana, the burning vehicles, clearly not emanating from the residents of the area, the police brutality towards the protesters and journalists covering the event– meant as warning– has not cowed the citizens, already in such distress that nothing is likely to deter them anymore. Instead, it was soon to be used by the government as an excuse to clamp down on the growing number of planned protests.

Inspired by Mirihana, protests started all over other cities and towns. More were being organized as the simmering tensions building along main roads where the middle classes were protesting in silence were reaching a peak. Social media played its role in urging people to come out and stand on the nearest main road with Sunday, the 3rd of April being declared a Day of Protest. The movement was gathering momentum, the people had lost their respect for the regime and more pertinently, their fear of the authorities, and openly agitated for the regime to step down.

With just a day to go for the Day of Protest, the government decided to roll out their response. The repression began.

There was always the potential for repression from this particular administration, different from previous administrations as they poured an unprecedented percentage of the national budget into the military, while transforming the public sector through appointments of retired military personnel into its key positions. This didn’t go unnoticed by either the people of Sri Lanka or the international community keeping a close eye on the administration already facing accusations of human rights violations internationally.

The regime besieged only by public opinion, blind to the actual suffering of the people clearly visible to anyone who gave a damn, suddenly gazetted emergency regulations which went beyond anything issued before in this blessed isle which had seen two violent insurrections and a thirty-year war. The gazette was amusingly detailed in its prohibition of the people from being on the seashore, in parks, recreation or other grounds, in railways and public roads until Monday the 6th. While the people slept, the city was saturated with military personnel carrying guns and barriers put up at strategic points all over the city.

When a regime fears its unarmed citizens weakened by economic hardships, fears them enough to deploy men in uniform carrying guns to guard themselves, they have clearly lost the plot, and are moving inexorably towards a predictable destiny, not to their liking.

The single most important barrier that had been erected by all regimes to date, which has now been breached by the people, is the disunity among the people of Sri Lanka. That barrier went up in flames largely thanks to this regime’s economic policies. In unity they have found strength and power, generating a momentum beyond their wildest expectations, inspiring renewed hope in the strangely resilient spirit of the people of this island, who refuse to be defeated as their determination grows with every repressive measure.

Already, the curfew has been broken all over the country, protests have taken place even though not on the scale planned and the people have sent a credible message. They want change. The diaspora is clamouring equally stridently, in cities around the world in large numbers, making up for the restrictions imposed at home, strengthening the sense of Sri Lankan community, globally as well as locally. It’s a great feeling. It’s not one that Sri Lanka will easily let go off.

The unity forged in desperate times, may yet prove to be the making of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan politics with its dark underside of divisive messaging, will have to adapt to this positive change as it faces the challenge of saving the country from the ruinous path it has been on. The people will expect nothing less, and have now seen that they can insist on it. Together they have taken on a powerful government which showed no empathy. As they stand united fighting, they don’t plan to fall.

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    This is exactly what I would’ve said, if I had the chance ……. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6irb6iv6Vjs

    Well said!

    Gota should go to prison ……… not home.

    This is the message we should spread now …….. no clean getaway after all the crimes.

    Gota go to prison!


    The time for Sajith, AKD has passed: they are complicit in the stink ………. got to start with a clean slate ………. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni5aY1JrVP0

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      Mr Nihal Fernando, Your sentiments are understandable. Unfortunately, to be realistic we have only three bloody slates to write on in SL. Writing on nonexistent slates is merely emotional. They are the JVP, SJB and Poropaya. Thing to do is keep the tightest possible control and supervision of the ‘bastards’ (Editor permitting). Checks and balances. Hold a gun to his/her temple every step of the way. 69 lakhs, never again.

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        Gota should go back to AMERICA where he belongs along with his brother – Minister for Economic Disaster and American Economic Hit man , Basil Rajapakse the high school drop out

        Basil is all set to take wing to Washington and the IMF as soon as the Parliament show to debate the IMF report is done.
        IMF is not the saviour of the common people, or a solution to the problem of poverty, but is fundamentally part of the Global Inequality pandemic . Sri Lanka will not have an independent ECONOMIC, ENERGY OR TRADE policy or source oil, gas etc from Russia. Sri Lanka must de-dollarize, dump the dollar and trade in a basket of currencies.. as this artificial dollar shortage is staged to push it into Washington’s arms

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        “The Rajapaksa name, beloved, revered or feared ever since the war ended in victory for the state, is now mud.”
        It’s refreshing to see that Dr.DJ’s wife doesn’t regard some Rajapaksas as incarnations of Fidel, saviours of the nation, whatnot.
        But how long will this newfound unity last? There are people like Champika Ranawaka, motley persons in yellow robes, Wimal, Gammanpila, and many other racists and chauvinists, not to mention neolithic economic theorists waiting for their share of the cake. The solution to our problems involves a LOT of pain, deprivation of perks and a decisive integration with the Indian economy. Who will have the courage to sign MCC, CEPA, privatize/sell off all state businesses, impose taxes on state employees, cut the forces?
        As an old codger who has seen a lot, I am not optimistic.

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            “It’s refreshing to see that Dr.DJ’s wife doesn’t regard some Rajapaksas as incarnations of Fidel, saviours of the nation, whatnot.”

            OC,

            All that is passé ……. you are squandering your time on the inconsequential ……. as usual, the pair will try to interject themselves …….

            Your intellectual firepower is required elsewhere ……… to negotiate the current tricky situation in the country ……….

        • 4
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          OC too late for the author and her hubby to tell this , which many of us predicted for years. As you say too late for any true recovery. Result of 75 years SH*IT. Not easy to clean up.

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            It was same in case of Manmohan Singh, who is a financial genius and not a politician, brought in by Congrss / Sonia to revive economy. He sure did that India crossed $ 300 Billion income from exports for the first time in history.

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          old codger

          During all these hullabaloo including weak and fake demand for unity among people nothing has been mentioned about Gota’s contribution to war crimes and crime against humanity between 1987 and 1991 and during the 30 year war.

          Have they forgotten this island went through a nasty war?

          Where are those fake smart ass patriots, war mongers and professional war crime deniers?

          Palitha Kohona must be having discussion with Chinese on what he is doing to prevent LTTE emerging amid famine in Sri Lanka and Dayan Jayatilleka must be having discussions with Castro’s ghost and himself …

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        Prof, ……. you are closer to the pulse of the situation than I am.

        They are looking for a caretaker interim leader to bring the country to a state of normalcy until elections can be held.

        My suggestion is, former Governor of the Central Bank Indrajit Coomaraswamy.

        He has a proven track record of competence, integrity and political impartiality.

        Furthermore, he will be a fine example/demonstration of meritocracy ………. irrespective of ethnicity/religion what a suitable person can do in a position of immense responsibility.

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          Fine, nimal.
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          But stop dropping names whilst remaining anonymous yourself.
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          I enjoy most of your comments, and all told, I think that you’re a decent enough guy. However, this is where it becomes vitally important for us to take personal responsibility for what we say.
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          Thanks for now acknowledging that Professor Kumar (National List Candidate for the NPP at the Parliamentary Elections on the 5th of August 2020) knows what he’s talking about better than you do.
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          As for Indrajith Coomaraswamy, he and I know each other. His parents-in-law, Chandrakeerthi de Fonseka (now what was his Jaffna Tamil wife’s name?), lived the last fifteen years of their lives only about 400 meters from where I live in Bandarawela. Mrs Fonseka died first and was buried in their garden with only about ten people present. Mrs Tara Coomaraswamy (wife of Indrajith) was obviously there. Also Indrajith’s sister, Radhika.
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          Chandra died later, and was cremated in the Mt Lavinia cemetery. A non-religious “service” of sorts. Susil Sirivardena and my Kalahe, Galle, relative, Chandra de Alwis spoke. I recited a poem (can’t now remember it). The ashes were interred later next to his wife’s in Bandarawela.

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            Panini, why are you so obsessed with digging peoples private lives and publishing it here…????? Have you been a gravedigger in your previous life…I have no idea……..!!! Stop that and discuss ideas here…NOT peoples private lives or your connections to them!!

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              Jit,
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              What you say is uncomfortably true, but it becomes necessary becomes there are far too many people who anonymously make irresponsible statements.
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              I must say this for you: you show a capacity to learn and to modify your thoughts when new aspects of a problem are shown to you.
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              What do you mean by “private lives”? I don’t deal with sleaze, and there is total transparency in what I say. I also try to establish the fact that I talk only about what I know. There are no hints and innuendo.
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              Yes, we must discuss ideas.
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              Now tell me, have you listened to that half hour by Yohan Senenviratne? Was there a single idea in it. It is not the sort of thing we want to listen to; it was forced on us, so I listened to assess how bad it is.
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              True, I have asked others to listen – but which others? Only those who condemn those who are doing the necessary work, here in this country.
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              nimal has immense talent to entertain; I object only when he uses it irresponsibly.

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              Jit/
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              Thank u dear😎😎😎

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            nimal,
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            Ultimately you don’t care, do you? Comfortably established abroad, I’m pretty sure that you would have heard just a few words of what this Yohan Seneviratne would have said, and then you recommend his speech.
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            I think that those readers who care even just a little bit about what is happening to this country ought to listen to that speech carefully. Is th

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              “this Yohan Seneviratne”

              I make an effort to listen to the ordinary people on the street ………. it’s where this battle is fought …….. and it’s their opinion that counts.

              Not the opinion of toffee-nosed wanna be Harrovians/Etonians …….. :))

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                nimal,
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                I grant that you have a keen ear for words. So are you saying that because I have used the word “this”, I’m some sort of snob?
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                I tell the plain simple truth. For instance see what has got revealed here:
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                https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/chelvanayakams-124th-birthday-the-need-to-honour-him-with-transparent-cms-administration/
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                Yes, read it all, and squirm, but without doubt you will acknowledge no truths told by others than those you appear to have mesmerised. And haven’t you now stated that you will not respond to me. Why? Not to the retired village teacher that I am?
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                You don’t listen to ordinary people, obviously. You only make an “effort”. And “on the street” – where? Me? I listen in Bandarawela. You in America?
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                Where do you find Harrovians/Etonians? I dare say that Indrajith was at Harrow, but he’s a simpler guy than you. Drinks only water.
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                You just want to joke your way through everything, don’t you?
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                So, you’ve said, below, that you won’t respond. Fine. It may take time, but you will get found out then.

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              I’m sorry that the above comment addressed to nimal got truncated owing to a power failure.
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              Those who are living abroad don’t understand how much of a nightmare it has become for us to fight on here.
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              Yes, because that Yohan Seneviratne speech was forced on us, I ask you to listen to that unedifying abuse, and ask yourselves whether you will want to live in a land governed by a mobster like that.
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              Jit, he says that he has produced four children. It’s not his private life that I’m concerned with. He’s burdening an already over-populated world with children at more than replacement level, and thus forcing others to fund many aspects of their upbringing.
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              That’s the fellow’s understanding of socialism, not yours, Jit. However, if you want to contradict me, first listen to what he says.
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              The Rajapaksas are definitely on the way out. Unfortunately, few give any thought to who should replace them.

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          Continuing, nimal,
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          Now shut up please, instead of undermining the NPP, which I consider the most suitable group to take over the running of the country. I know that there aren’t enough in the upper echelons of the party. They ought to get the Front-line Socialist Party in, as well as people like Shanikyan Rasamanickam, who is already in Parliament. You linked us to some speech by some fellow named Yohan Sennviratne of the “We Five Organisation”. Well, I listened to all 25 minutes, 36 seconds of his video. Are you advocating that fellows like that govern us? Doing almost the same as Sepal Amarasinghe. I have foretold that they will sabotage at times of gravest consequence.
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          Do me this favour, please: recognise that this is no time for the sarcasm and innuendo that you specialise in, and since you don’t want to be open and take responsibility for statements, just SHUT UP!
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          Panini Edirisinhe

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            “SHUT UP!”

            Sinhala_Man,

            That is what Gota did to Lasantha Wickramatunga: shut him up. ……. The dictatorial tendencies have already emerged even before taking power! :))

            Man, you are making a jackass of yourself ………. out of respect for your age, I’ll not help you in your endeavour. ……… Go on, make a buffoon of yourself on your own.

            That’s all you’ll hear from me about the nonsense you have written.

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              So, you have nothing to say in your defence, do you?
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              The strategy adopted by Iago at the end of Othello.
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              I’m sorry, but it’s you who have forced the Iago comparison on yourself.
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              I don’t care about people making fun of me:
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              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9P0HaC9hCc&t=359s
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              Occupational hazard.
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              Panini Edirisinhe (a proven real name) – of Bandarawela

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          Excellent suggestion IC with hundreds of his caliber as support team, keeping all current politicians strictly not accessible to them. Like how Obama’s team invited to take over by then President Bush months before his term was officially over.Do you think it’s possible in Silly Lanka???

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          I know Indrajit Coomaraswamy well. His integrity, impartiality and ability is unquestionable. He has not proved his leadership or organisational skills necessary to run a country, and to expect him to develop them at this age is far fetched. His competence is in economics and to some extent administration. His is of soft nature and his political acumen is poor. Crooks and con men will take him for a ride. However, he is aptly suited for the post of finance minister.

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        Dear “eeakdavi”,
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        Starting to type this comment at 15.30 on 04/04/2022 in response to this article by Sanja De Silva Jayatilleka, wife of Dr Dayan Jayatilleka, what do I start wondering? I wonder who all these people are.
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        I know who you are. This is the last of many articles by you on “Colombo Telegraph”:
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        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/birth-of-a-new-world-order/
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        There is a photograph of you, as an old man (sorry! but true!!). Other articles have somewhat different photographs (I hope that readers know to navigate within Colombo Telegraph to find them – if not ask, and I shall respond), but they all represent the man whom I met and chatted with about two years ago, at Lotus Grove, Hill Street, Dehiwela, Sri Lanka.
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        This eightieth birthday tribute to you by another regular contributor here, Rajan Philips, tells us a lot about you:
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        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/kumar-david-at-80-engineer-scholar-socialist/
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        But who is “nimal fernando”. Note the simple letters. It’s a pseudonym. I also use this “Sinhala_Man” pseudonym, but all regular readers know who I am. Let me give you again, not just my name, but my National Identity Card Number as well:
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        Panini Edirisinhe of Bandarawela (NIC 483111444V)

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        Thanks, Kumar,
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        To have written that, albeit so politely, you must have sampled what this gangster, Yohan Senenviratne said here:
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        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni5aY1JrVP0
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        So great was my “patriotism” that I listened to all of that, almost half an hour of raw Sinhala.
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        I can still hardly believe that it was a nimal who had listened to it all who posted that.
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        Incidentally the guy from Thailand has put this on:
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        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9P0HaC9hCc

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          SM,
          The guy is Aloy Machedo, an Anglo-Indian , though he looks like a character from “Cats”.

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            The things you know, oc!
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            Your attitudes to them are just right.
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            In many respects what this Loy says is shocking; also, he’s unreliable because he lacks the scrupulousness of the scholar. However, unlike Yohan Seneviratne, he shows some respect for others, and he’ given to some introspection.
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            I’ve referred so many times to this Yohan, although I’ve listened to his rant only once. That was painful. I was very anxious when I started denouncing him, but developments during the past 24 hours have provided me with some re-assurance that we needn’t have too many apprehensions about personnel.
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            But the economy! Few people in the street seem to realise how difficult that is going to be. Of course, you understand.

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      This is South Asia’s Arab Spring – regime change in Pakistan and Colour revolution in Lanka to get it to IFM as the MCC project failed.. Sri Lankans are paying for rejecting the MCC trap! The island has been subject to 4 years of Hybrid trade, cyber and Economic Warfare with lockdowns and Covid biowar..
      Why have these “”protestors” who strangely support the IMF never identified the foreign hands behind the staged economic crisis by rating agencies and US citizen and Economic Hit Man – Basil Rajapakse – Minister of Economic Disaster ? Pakistan PM has
      Are these protests staged to confuse everyone so that the IMF and Washington can control the strategic islands’ Economy, Energy and Trade policy?
      Sri Lanka must dump the US dollar and de-dollarize, trade in a basket of currencies and get its oil and gas from Russia like India as this staged crisis is about a lack of American Dollars due to rating agency down grades..
      Why was the power plant Yugadhanvi that sold to a US firm in the middle of an energy crisis by American Gotabaya just before he went to New York and the UN to get an award for his Green Policies that have destroyed Sri Lanka’s Agriculture and Energy Sectors?

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        Dinuk the nutty,
        “Sri Lankans are paying for rejecting the MCC trap!”
        So, wouldn’t it have been better to have signed it then? At least we wouldn’t have to climb transformers to commit suicide.

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      Nf/

      People s trust in slanken politics are gone. All what they request is justice. Where is the funds gone if only 20% are invested in development projects? .
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      It is high time stupid journalists to cross question the Rajapakses/ media mafia men are complicit for the misleads. .
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      BIA and other airports should nt allow any of Rajapakses leave slanken boundaries. Basil / this time u must go to jail. If we see all these men rotten in jails/ that alone will help making our plans for a better future. Hope is there this time they are caught in the act. 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

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    The Rajapakses united the country ……… in ways no one even dreamed possible!

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      What a coincidence: Putin united NATO more than anyone expected!!

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      If anyone interested read the article “GRAND DELUSION”, Sri Lanka’s unfolding misery is a warning to India by Mukul Kesavan, Telegraph, India (E-Paper,today). Excellent article.

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      NF,
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      Finally it worked right ? The very same people rallied round to worship ” fake relics” being emerged in Kelaniya river… … and at th etime, that bp Madhumadhawa arawindha inflicted riots against innocient muslims inthe aftermath of ” easter sunday disaster” the very same sinhalayas joined those attacks …. putting their JATHIWADAYA banner above the head…. all these reverberate today– because truths will always succeed…. I can predict, that Rajakashes will shed their last breath in a prison cell – we dont need GHANAKKA or Galthanna dewale to predict it.

      Entire world is waiting until Rajapkshes are gone out of srilanken politics.
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7fQ0o8ypSY

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        Dear LM,
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        Thanks for getting that link displayed, but don’t you think that you should be saying a little more about Loy Machedo’s video fro Thailand?

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    Unknown to many, we have unity of creation, made from one blood. Acts 17,26 and are provided sufficiently for our needs. As we have so many differences of appearances and expressions, many think to use that division for their urge to murder and steal from others. Original plan was to unite and not divide but restoration. Even as seen in a minor way now, will eventually take place as man has not got control over other humans. The faster we learn to love and bless others, showing mercy and forgiveness, the faster our own rest and peace comes.

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    We are one country one people today and this is our real moment of freedom and independence. Evil family and its evil arse lickers are in the hiding. Soon they will face the judgement from the people. No one be allowed to leave the country. I heard our famous fool Blind alias HLD s house was surrounded by people in melborne and the goon was dragged out from below the bed and made to run in his stinky amude. The way he was dragged in a manner similar to how Gota uncle said thta he dragged VP as a dog and then shot by him. But luckily this Blind bugger escaped the gun shot. Oh these rascals destoyed this country fully. Now a united SL have to arise out of the ashes.

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      Sorry, the country is not united, or if united only temporarily. Like most Chingkalams, their politicians( please read JVP Mutthukarrupan’s interview ) as well as Chingkalla Poutha pikkus and Christian father’s still thinking and say the island is only for Chingkallams and Poutha Matham is the only recognized religion. Forgetting Thamizh and Saivaism have a far older history on the island, and almost 1/3 of the island was Thamizh and ruled by Thamizh until European colonization and Chingkallams had no peep or say on these lands until independence. Now around 23% of the island is still Thamizh as Chingkallams have stolen 30% of the Thamizh homeland, with state-funded colonization schemes, especially in the east. Until the vast majority of the Chingkallams, including their elite, politicians, and religious leaders, learn to change their narrow-minded racist mindset and religious bigotry and learn to treat everyone living on the island as equals, belonging to the island not just them, and enjoying the same rights, nothing will improve, or temporary will improve and then become worse. If this has not taught them a good lesson, that racism and religious bigotry do not work and give prosperity and voting for war criminals, racist and religious bigots, who advocate all this as the path to prosperity, nothing will work.

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        Pandi Kutti,
        “Now around 23% of the island is still Thamizh as Chingkallams have stolen 30% of the Thamizh homeland, with state-funded colonization schemes, especially in the east.”

        If ‘Para’ (foreign) Demalu think they can change the history of Sinhale, the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo, they are sadly mistaken.

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          Eagle Blind Eye

          “If ‘Para’ (foreign) Demalu think they can change the history of Sinhale, the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo, they are sadly mistaken.”

          The Para Demalu don’t have to, Sinhala/Buddhists have been doing it to themselves for the past 125 years.
          Now it seems Indian Demelus are saving you from Geneva, from starvation and your a**e from Bada Gini.

          I suggest you shut all your openings and let people survive.

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      BL,
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      “I heard our famous fool Blind alias HLD s house was surrounded by people in melborne and the goon was dragged out from below the bed and made to run in his stinky amude. The way he was dragged in a manner similar to how Gota uncle said thta he dragged VP as a dog and then shot by him.”
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      If that is the truth,… you made my day.
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      EE aka EAGLE EYE has no right to continue.

      Let s hope our people s spirit would remain as it is now, … also in the days to come. People cut their neck by their own – that was in Nov 2019.
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        BL,
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        EE is not HLD.
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        apologies for the above comment.
        I think EE should be a hired person by Medamulana animals.

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    Let’s thank Hirunika for leading the way.
    *
    On another matter, how to get at least a portion of the looted $18 billion? Capture and hold the crown prince hostage until the money is brought back to the country.

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      Yes. Sarath, did you notice.. how fearless she was ?
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      The kind of women could govern this nation for a better future. I have a greater respect on the young lady.. to me, she can be a future minister.
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      She has everything – beauty, educatedness, power.
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      Message goes viral when she touches anything. Youth of the nation, are behind her, if not being manipulated by party politicians. Namal baby s politics compared to that of honourable Hirunika Premachandra is sky-earth difference.

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        LM,
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        Many thanks for making those links available to us.
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        Yes, Hirunika’s recent performances have been good. No correction! They’ve been inspiring!
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        I’m a cautious man, though, LM. I won’t go overboard so easily.
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        Let’s think and vote.
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        I agree that she could make a good Minister. Handling what? I’d like to see evidence of solid thinking on your part. Not gushing.
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        Regards,
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        Panini

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      Sarath , Evil almost agreed with you but was so overwhelmed couldn’t get his words out.

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    “Amidst rising public anger against the government, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday agreed to form an interim government, inviting opposition parties to join in, to bring immediate political stability.”

    This will not work. Gota has to Go. We knew he did not have the competence or education for the job. Now he does not have the confidence or respect of the population to hold that seat.

    Gota is a looser who took credit for the work of Sarath Fonseka. Now the country knows.

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    Here we go again!
    The two faced journalist profession strikes again.
    We should not forget what most of these journos were doing in 2020 and 2021.
    They were demanding martial law from the Rajapaksa government over that fake pandemic.
    They were all collecting their fat wages to ‘work from home’, not caring a hoot how many others lost their jobs, incomes and went destitute. I was hearing of many suicides among the poor on the island from word of mouth, which most of these freemason journalists were trying to coverup.
    Now all of a sudden they are jumping on the bandwagon, pretending they care about humanity.
    We are also seeing a lot of fake ‘activists’ (controlled opposition freemason agents) coming out of the wood work, trying to hijack the uprising.
    This is a tactic they use world wide, to make sure the freemasons and tares are always in control of every outcome.
    This is what needs to be addressed and dealt with, and it will! The most high wont allow this to continue!

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    Sanja, pl ask Dayan what happened to the Rajapaksa Sulanga………….

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    What has unfolded in the past few days in this country is truly unbelievable.
    Dayan and you were closely associated with the Rajapakses not very long ago.
    Perhaps, this brings home that famous adage that in Politics there are no permanent friends or permanent enemies……….

    Hamlet remains to this day the most popular and the most produced of all of Shakespears plays. It is considered to be the most influential tragedies in English Literature.
    Would not Mahinda Percy Rajapaksa echo the words of Caesar……….
    Et tu Dayan?[ Brutus ]

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    When the parliament meets tomorrow all those who wants to see real change should NOT work along with any of the former ministers. They should agree to work with a new PM with the support of all others.No room for SLFP as well. Tamils representatives don’t accept the current regime

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