7 December, 2019

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UNP MP Chandrani B’s Son Gets Diplomatic Posting

Colombo Telegraph can now reveal that the son of UNP Parliamentarian Chandrani Bandara has been given a diplomatic posting by the Rajapaksa Government even though he has not passed the Sri Lanka Foreign Service Exam or gone through the appropriate channels.

Chandrani TissaThe posting for the UNP MP’s son is believed to be a reward to Tissa Attanayake from the Government for the role played by the UNP general secretary to the Ranil-Sajith negotiations to bring Sajith in as deputy leader of the party once again.

Chandrani Bandara is believed to be on intimate terms with Attanayake over a prolonged period, even though the latter is also married.

Rukshan Jayasinghe the son of UNP MP Chandrani Bandara has already departed for the Sri Lankan Consulate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

The political appointment for the offspring of a opposition MP comes amid angry allegations by the UNP and the JVP about the number of political appointments based on nepotism and other connections to the regime being posted to Lankan missions overseas.

When the news began to circulate in UNP circles about the appointment of Rukshan Jayasinghe several party seniors wanted to take the issue up with MP Chandrani Bandara and call for explanation.

However Attanayake intervened claiming the appointment was a ‘personal matter’.

UNP MP Rosy Senanayake who also strongly supports Premadasa also had offspring working for the Government through political connections. Her daughter was inducted to work for CHOGM as previously revealed in Colombo Telegraph and was to be sent as a diplomat. However after revelations about the appointment Senanayake is believed to have withdrawn her daughter from the group.

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    “However Attanayake intervened claiming the appointment was a ‘personal matter’ “

    To him, politics, democracy & good governance is a personal matter. What sort of a looney is he ?.

    RW, Kick this Atthanayaka out ASAP. He is a liability. The voters will be very happy without him.

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      Politics is a dirty game in Sri Lanka from the provincial level to the national level because the corruption has tricked down from the Mahinda Jarapassa family of uneducated and criminal morons, who have been helped by a morally bankrupt opposition headed by shameless loser Ranil Wickramasinghe. Majority in SLFP and UNP are equally corrupt and greedy.

      Sinhala Modayas need VOTER EDUCATION to chose decent, honest and educated leaders, and not those who give them arrack and other hand outs!

  • 9
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    Is that the way UNP going to capture power. obtaining favors from UPFA how can you get trust from public. MPs who have secret deals should be sacked from the party.

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    Isn’t this weird.
    They say Ranil is a regime supporter so he should step down.
    Then they say Sajith is a regime supporter so he must be kicked out.

    When Ranil didn’t offer Sajith a post he was called a dictator. When RW was about to offer the position the Hamuduruwos were against. and in between Mangala/Ravi Tamashas.

    Now, Ranil and Sajith have patched up the differences and working together. They found Tissa as a scrape goat for doing a good job for the party.

    Why on earth UPFA or Mara help Sajith to the deputy leader position? This is bullshit.

    What’s wrong with Rosy’s daughter or Chandrani’s son getting a diplomatic post when every Tom Dick and Harry were appointed. It looks like ‘they’ want every UNP member to declare war with UPFA. Harin cant have a cup of tea with his UPFA friend, RW cant have a chat with the President over a coffee. Ravi cannot say hello to a regime member. Daya Gamage cant participate in a forum where regime mmbers present. What the heck is this? Should all UNP members offspring should wait until a UNP government comes to power to get a job?

    Absolute Rubbish!

    • 7
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      Flycatcher
      Some of your questions are sensible and ok but going by
      the full story,the main question that the appointee is
      not qualified,rumour of his MP mother’s special link to
      Aththanayake and the promise of UNP to the general
      public that they will not tolerate corruption,favouritism
      and nepotism etc,is sensible too!On one hand some are
      sacrificing for a common cause and seeing results that
      people appreciate them and on the other hand there are
      those in higher positions of the party behaving just
      like another member of the wrong group that people want
      to oust!If these kind of stories blown out,Mr Clean
      should be up in arms and walk the talk.Otherwise the
      JVP slogan ‘unuth ekai munuth ekai’ is the case!

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      Without passing exam or without going through appropriate channel if you obtain post , that mean you obtain favor from UPFA government.
      How can you attack the government strongly if you obtain favors from government. These things will demoralize UNP supporters. CANNOT YOU UNDERSTAND THIS?

    • 11
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      “What’s wrong with Rosy’s daughter or Chandrani’s son getting a diplomatic post when every Tom Dick and Harry were appointed.
      Should all UNP members offspring should wait until a UNP government comes to power to get a job? Absolute Rubbish!”

      Very true, it is rubbish.

      They are not qualified or suitable for the posts, simple as that. Diplomats are unbiased independent civil servants with years of experience, not political appointees. No wonder Silly Lanka is becoming a sorry Lanka in the eyes of the international community.

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      Flycatcher,

      Thank you very much for displaying your ignorance and showing your true mental capacity !

      both Ranil and Sajith are in MR’s pocket , of-course your type of dimwits would never believe in such facts as it would jeopardize your own personal agendas !

  • 7
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    Good work CT – for exposing UNP’s bedding with the enemy. CBK or Sobitha Thero must the the joint opposition candidate, because both Ranil and Sajith are secretly collaborating with Rajapaksa.

    Sri Lankan politicians – government and opposition – particularly the UNP and SLFP are the SCUM OF THE EARTH. VERMIN and RODENTS.

    Politics is a corrupt circus today because of these GREEDY, unprincipled and unethical sleeze bags monopolizing power and perks.

    Ranil Wickramasinghe the LOSER epitomizes this by clinging to power in the UNP and playing double games to hang on with the help of the corrupt and criminal Mahinda Jarapassa regime.

    Voter EDUCATION is imperative in this context to protect democracy from the corrupt and/or criminal politicians of the UNP and SLFP.

    JVP now seems the only hope, but people do not trust them as the Uva elections showed because of the violence they had subject people to.

    • 1
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      You read the book Chawari Regina. Then talk about CBK. All what said in that book is 100 percent true. You also must be a ” Chawra Rajek”

  • 11
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    This Chandrani Bandara will soon join the Jarapassa regime and take Tissa with her…
    Its wheels within wheels.. and corruption within corruption…

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      @ Dinuk

      “This Chandrani Bandara will soon join the Jarapassa regime and take Tissa with her …” as her lawful ?????

  • 9
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    So Tissa had a fling with Chandrani…He didn’t knock her up did he ?…

  • 6
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    The Sri Lankan politicians are a shameful lot. They are playing into the rajapaksa hands, by obtaining favors, and selling their souls to the devils. They have no concern for the country and the people, only for themselves, and the disgraceful association with the regime. The rajapaksa’s bestow them with favors, and then they are indebted to them, thus making them weak to oppose rajapaksa’s dishonest policies.
    All part of the rajapaksa plan. Our politicians are cheap with absolutely no principles.
    How can this country progress, when our opposition sleeps with those in power?

  • 8
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    …….. even though he has not passed the Sri Lanka Foreign Service Exam or gone through the appropriate channels…..I can think of many who did NOT pass such exams.

    Can someone tell me if Dayan passed such a exam? Just curious…

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      Late Anura,Sajith,Namal,Mervyn and Azwar, all passed.
      Buddika Pahirana has got their results with him.

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      DAYAN IS A FULLBRIGHT SCHOLAR WHO HAS FIRST CLASS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE FROM PERADENIYA UNIVERSITY AND CURRENTLY SENIOR LECTURER IN UNIVERSITY OF COLOIMBO.HE IS A DIPLOMAT. EVEN HIS APPOINTMENT IS POLITICAL IT IS A FAIR APPOINTMENT BECAUSE HE HAS ENOUGH KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATION.HE WILL NOT GOING TO WORK AS A OFFICER IN EMBASSY.

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        He dropped out of the Fullbright program, that does NOT count, unless you complete a degree you cannot use that as a qualification, he did not stay in the program so let’s not give credit where none is due.

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          Robert R.

          Dr.Dayan is an Educated, Respectable and a well known Diplomat and a scholar. He knows much about the world and events much more than a Tea Salesman became a “Junk Diplomat” is a First world country.

          Dr.Daran served in 2009 UNHRC panel with a majority vote favouring Sri Lanka. Subsequent to his demise we lost all the subsequent UNHRC vote.

          Thirty five (35) out of Forty Eight (48) Sri Lanka Top Diplomatic posts around the world are Political stooges who don’t have any qualifications and experience and a clue on Diplomacy and diplomatic duties.
          In Canberra Australia alone, 38 out of 39 Sri Lanka High commission employees are Political appointees with no Diplomatic experience.

          In India it takes 15 Years of work Experience at their Local Foreign Ministry office before been posted abroad. Where Sri Lanka stands today. Where have all Sri Lanka’s top and reputed Diplomats gone.

          This is what happens when Monkeys, Jokers and Clowns comes into power.

          Remember Monkey do Monkey know and stay with the clan.

    • 7
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      Haha.. Dayan probably got in through the backdoor with his PhD merits.. PhD here as in POT HEAD Dumbass…

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      Dev

      As long as you know how to say “Aye Aye Sir” double quick you are well qualified to serve any boss, any department, anywhere in the world, for example Japan, France, UN,….

  • 3
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    Why Chandrani Banadara is destroying her father,former Cabinet minister Chandra Bandara,s reputation?

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      Saman

      What was his reputation ? Please educate us .

  • 7
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    This ASS ATT is a sore loser with ONLY a big ass mouth. He shouldn’t have been a Member of Parliament in the first place. He is one who could NOT win the last election in his electorate and was NOT elected but SELECTED…by RW…wonder where MR Bandara is? for Tissa to be doing PERSONAL favors to MRS.Chandani Bandara.. Wonder if she is the owner of Chandani Bandara Salons and manufacturer of Beauty Products I wonder…
    matching couple though, like Milk and Honey..

  • 2
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    Guys, why are we concerned about who is sleeping with whom? Its two consenting adults. Even if it is three, who cares. Its time editors of media like CT set up standards we should all aspire to. Adultery is so so yesterday. Grow up.

    Let us all open our eyes to the bigger miseries perpetrated on all of us than trying to pretend and pontificate about other’s lives.

    The kid needed a job and which parent in Sri Lanka will not use whatever connections to make it happen? I know it is wrong but it is a lesser of the evils we confront everyday. Lets get our priorities right.

    Try not to offer a bribe the next time you want to get something done.
    Try to vote your conscience and not your pocket.
    Try to understand the magnitude of our problems.
    Try to educate yourself about what others are talking about (not gossip)

    You might end up surprising yourself!

    • 3
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      “Adultery is so so yesterday” say Upul.

      In USA, 50% of the children born DOES not know their fathers are! This is social experimentation gone terribly wrong.

      US government has to take care of the children and their mothers. They do it, not because of compassion, but because “single parents (meaning adulterous relationships) is a big voting block.

      These kids are troubled and in most instances taken care by grandparents.

      So Upul, morality is like a traffic light, you obey you are OK, you disobey, you might be trouble.

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      Upul say: “Guys, why are we concerned about who is sleeping with whom? Its two consenting adults. Even if it is three, who cares. Its time editors of media like CT set up standards we should all aspire to. Adultery is so so yesterday. Grow up.”

      Isn’t it funny that married people take an oath to be honest and true and according to Upul “Adultery is so so yesterday.”

      That’s what wrong with Sri Lanka – lack of honesty and sincerity.

      AND THEY ARE THE LEADERS OF OUR SOCIETY!

      Honesty and sincerity starts at home.

    • 1
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      Upul ,

      you contradicted your own statement , first you tried to justify the illegal/unethical appointment then went on lecturing (advising) readers , what’s going on mate ?

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        Srilal

        This is how MR is leading us to the ‘miracle of Asia.’
        This is the way ‘bana preached and practised.’This is
        where RW will pick up from MR and drop off to Sajith
        or Namal to carry on!The consequence of blind faith
        and blind following wthout understanding.Sex in the
        west is another sport just like foot ball.One 13 yr
        old boy confessed that he already slept with ten
        girls.Children are born out of wedlock but with the
        basic and mutual understanding of sharing
        responsibility of parenting by mother and father.
        Marriage for them is more serious business that both
        men and women don’t easily enter.Our girls don’t
        trust our men and even having children after marriage
        is not very precious to many.How many cases of
        killing the babies even by dumping them in toilet
        pits and dustbins and throwing them into rivers
        and sea?
        Western economy is very closely knitted to their
        lifestyle and we will never reach there even with
        ocean full of resources.If only resources that matter
        then the oil must have made the Middle East a
        different planet.

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      Upul says: “Guys, why are we concerned about who is sleeping with whom? Its two consenting adults. Even if it is three, who cares. Its time editors of media like CT set up standards we should all aspire to. Adultery is so so yesterday. Grow up.”

      Upul’s parents and grandparents moral behaviour are not “so so yesterday” values. These “so so yesterday” good values is what made Upul parents took the responsibilty in bringing up little Upul. However, I fear for his children and his grandparents.

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    As the saying goes every one has a PRICE. Every one can be bought off, but the trick is to figure of what that price is. MARA regime uses that to the fullest. Our black mail king GOTA must have told Tissa that he is going to give detail of his illicit affair( his army intelligence on hotel visits etc) GOTA is Dick Cheney, Karl Rove combined- mastered both their ruthless tactics.
    These two are idiots to accept a thing like this knowing it is going to boomerang against the UNP.

  • 0
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    “UNUTH EKAI, MUNUTH EKAI” says it all.
    The so-called “unifying” within the UNP is only another guarantee that, even if the government changes, the people will continue to suffer. The only question might be, who are likely to be the bigger thieves!

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    An interesting aspect of journalism.Chandrani Bandara is “said to be” on intimate terms with Attanayake….But why dont they speak of intimate terms of all parents whose children are appointed to diplomatic posts ? What about Rosy senanayake ? Lakshman Hulugalla ?Chris nonis ? This is very much like the services that Ranil wickramasinghe’s journalist friend Lasantha Wickramatunga used to perform. Anyone who does not fit in with Ranil’s schemes was scandalized in the Sunday Leader which was owned by lasantha. That was lasantha’s journalism. It seems this practice is still going on !

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    Tissa is a well known [Edited out] taker who loves to get others to spend for him. This man is the downfall of the UNP. Chandrani is [Edited out] who will not get elected again. For money both of them will do anything. Because of Tissa’s corrupt deals no body wants to deal with him.

  • 1
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    My good friend Tissa is calling and telling us to post supportive comments on him but when we read these things we realize that the UNP will not come to power because of people like him

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    Until and unless Tissa Attanayaka is kicked out as General Secretary the UNP will never win any election. The man has no leadership skills and the only qualification he has is his close friendship with Malik Samarawickrema. Both are government stooges. Chandrani is a political disaster. The UNP has never had a general sec like this joker ever.

  • 0
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    Seems to me that CT is also carrying on a sly campaign for M R. I like to see whether this comment will be published.

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    I feel sorry for Chandrani’s son because this man Tissa is misleading everyone. Even Akila can be a better General sec than Tissa. Please Tissa for the sake of your party for the sake of your country please resign and go home.

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    How did this man become the general secretary of a party like the UNP? What a disgrace. This clearly shows Ranil is a very poor leader. This is the man who prevented and opposed anything given to Sajith and that caused serious problems for the UNP. Now Tiran and Maharaja owner has [Edited out] him for money and he has become Sajith’s biggest supporter. Everyone connected to the UNP knows that Tissa is a [Edited out] politician. I once met him when he was a minster under Ranil in 2002 and was surprised how ignorant he was about the political situation at the time. He also came across as a very greedy and ambitious person. Nobody wants to help the UNP financially because of rogues like Tissa. The UNP should appoint a new and energetic young man as its general secretary. This clown should be asked to resign before the presidential election.

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    In India one should have proper qualifications and Fifteen years experience at Foreign Ministry before been posted abroad.

    In Sri Lanka many diplomatic postings not only have the basic qualifications but have no clue of the country and the work they should carry out when posted.

    There are many political henchmen who are sent for foreign seminars which are mostly conducted in English do not either understand, talk or read English.

    These are mere holiday and shopping for Government henchmen.

    Yes Rosi’s Son or Daughter could get a diplomatic post as long as they have all the qualifications and experience. But without them, if they are been posted it shows that there is a political manuring by Rajapakse government whose only business is to govern through Bribes, buy backs, commissions, loot and thuggery.

    Only JVP does not fall into this Rajapakse trap.

    Therefore UNP has to be extra careful and vigilant when dealing with Rajapakse government Political bribes as they could backfire on them.

    You have to be careful when dealing with snakes.

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    Rajapakse uneducated, uncultered, uncivilised crook basta…d corrupted thug snake play with politics in Sri Lanka that never happened before since Independence.

    Now the politics in Sri Lanka is so cheap,no where in the world recognize Sri Lanka as a Democratic state. Country’s land and wealth been sold to China for pittance and the main UNP opposition party keep silent.

    Today India sent TN Chief Minister Jayalalitha for a Four year prison term for Land theft. When will this happen in Sri Lanka.

    Corruption, thuggery, bribes, loot, theft,lies and more lies are the norms of Politics of the snakes. That’s why we like Gen.Sarath Fonseka and JVP like parties to come into power as they are more honest, disciplene and are true Patriots.

    We cannot blame 100% to Tissa Attanayake when Ranil goes to Araliya Gaha to have Black coffee personal chit chat with Pres. Rajapakse. Ranil has to keep his status and everything official when it comes to politics if he wants to be an example to his party members and as the opposition party leader.
    Where was Ranil the “Sleeping Beauty” when CJ Shirani Bandaranayake was fraudulently impeached……In Venice rowing boats. Hope Ranil will at least now come out from the shell and start doing real politics. Ranil should learn politics from the ” Junior Super star” Harin Fernando.

    That’s why I respect JVP and Gen.Sarath Fonseka as only those two leaders keep their respect,status, honesty and Integrity of their political parties.They never go to Boot Lick Rajapakse and do politics with whatever means available to them. Both JVP and Gen.Fonseka should spread their wings to Intellectual, Professional and industrious community and to Sri Lanka’s diaspora community to get their support, advise and vote.

    One has to wonder how much black money, Corrupt Rajapakse Alibaba spent on UVA elections on Propaganda, bribes, positions and on thuggery. A defender truck runs only 26 miles per Gallon of Gas. How many of those Trucks were used for over a month and during the UVA election. Only God knows.

    Now Gotas defense Ministry has allocated 28,000 Million Rupees for his Buffalo Solja Army out of next years budget (during a peace time). Most of this Army is used to clean Roads, maintain parks, build and run hotels and for Rajapakse family security.
    This amount is equivalant to the combination of Education, Health and next six Ministries combine allocation expenses for 2015. This is how the country is run by Rajapakse crooks, thugs and looters.

    Pres. Rajapakses daily Salary alone is 2.5 Million rupees, let alone over 15 other ministerial portfolios he hold.

    UNP has to stay away from Rajapakse Traps who eventually will publish all the crooked dealings during elections, and also who bought 65 of their MPs.
    Ranil and many UNP MPs are not mature enough to understand how Pres.Rajapakse does politics. They have to be careful.

    That’s why we citizens look for an inclusive government which should comprise with UNP,JVP,Gen.Sarath Fonseka, TNA, CJ.Shirani Bandaranayake etc,to run our country, so that there will be no corruption, theft, loot,lies and thuggery. Everything should be Transparent.

    No one party should be allowed to run our country, or Give the country back to British “Suddha” to Govern. Sri Lanka at a cross road.

    Thank you CT for exposing this to public. Rajapakse days are numbered.

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