12 November, 2019

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UNP Presidential Candidate’s Stand On The Unitary State

By Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa

The chapter on constitutional reform in the manifesto of the UNP presidential candidate contains provisions to replace the unitary state with a formulation that describes Sri Lanka as an ‘undivided and indivisible’ state. This is accompanied by the pledge that governmental power will be devolved to the provinces to the ‘maximum extent possible’. Identical provisions can be seen in the draft constitution tabled in Parliament by the Prime Minister in January this year. 

The UNP manifesto also contains provisions to expand the powers and functions of the provincial councils, to set up a second chamber in Parliament made up of provincial council representatives in order to curb the powers of Parliament, to allow the provincial units to raise funds independently, to place district and divisional secretaries under the provincial councils and to create a Constitutional Court which will adjudicate in disputes between the center and the provincial units. Like the draft constitution, the UNP presidential election manifesto also aims to turn Sri Lanka into a loose federation of virtually independent provincial units.

The draft constitution sought to describe Sri Lanka as an ‘ekeeya rajya’ in Sinhala and as an ‘orumiththa nadu’ in Tamil while carefully refraining from using the English phrase ‘unitary state’ which has specific constitutional connotations. Thus the label of a unitary state would have remained in Sinhala while in Tamil and English Sri Lanka would no longer be recognized as a unitary state. A similar deviousness is to be seen in the UNP presidential election manifesto. Though great care has been taken to avoid using phrases like ekeeya rajaya or unitary state, it has a reference in Sinhala to ‘maubime ekeeyathwaya’ which translates into English as ‘the unity of the motherland’. The phrase ‘maubime ekeeyathwaya’ has no constitutional value but it can be used to misleadingly suggest to Sinhala readers that the manifesto seeks to uphold the unitary state. 

Former Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has rejected such devious and dishonest attempts play around with words to convey different meanings to different persons. Significantly, the UNP manifesto has refused to use even the Sinhala phrase ‘ekeeya rajya’ that had been conceded earlier in the PM’s draft constitution to assuage Sinhala sentiments. There is a clearly apparent hardening of the federalist position in the UNP manifesto.

A federal arrangement will never work in this country because the majority of ethnic Tamils live outside the northern and eastern provinces and the vast majority of the Muslims live outside the east. Any attempt to impose a federal system on a country with such a demographic pattern, will be fraught with serious consequences. Even the British colonial rulers never sought to dismantle the unitary state. The Donoughmore and Soulbury Commissions expressly rejected federalism.  

The UNP manifesto with its toxic constitutional provisions was presented with much fanfare to the Venerable Mahanayake and Anunayake Theras in order to deceive both the Maha Sangha and the general public. This is the first time that a mainline political party has included in an election manifesto provisions to dismantle the unitary state and to create a federal state in its place. Therefore this is a matter that needs to be taken very seriously.

Regardless of the contents of the manifesto that has already been released, I earnestly request the Venenerable Mahanayake Theras of the Three Nikayas to obtain from the UNP candidate, a written pledge to uphold the unitary state, to oppose federalism and to oppose all the proposals contained in the draft constitution tabled in Parliament by the Prime Minister earlier this year.  

*Mahinda Rajapaksa – Leader of the Opposition

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  • 22
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    Aye, MR , throw the Tamil out n separate them,
    Then u can rob trillions n trillions.
    Can appoint brother in law to run air lanka.
    Take money to Brazil etc etc
    Kill whom u want.

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      Seriously?
      Holy cow!
      My dear Mr. former President,
      May the Blessings of Sacred Tooth Relic shower upon you for revealing this very serious matter which should be an eye opener for UNP voters who think that Sajith is different from Ranil.
      There is no way to “devolve power to the maximum extent possible” while retaining the unitary state!
      It is only one of them.
      People have no regard for Wigneshwaran who is more racist and separatist than even Sambandhan. Therefore, don’t quote him.
      We have been fighting nonstop since 2015 against Ranil’s Federal Constitution.
      This time only the messenger is different, but the message he carries is the same!
      C’mon, Sinhalese!
      Let me remind you again, what matters to us is OUR COUNTRY, only our country!!!
      Our valiant Sinhalese kings, ancestors and the military sacrificed their lives in the battlefield to protect this country from being divided.
      Forget about everything else.
      This one single issue close to our hearts is MORE THAN ENOUGH to REJECT the UNP candidate by ALL SINHALESE!!!!!!

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        This guy just spewing out verbal excrement through the wrong orifice. What is wrong with the federal solution. Because of SWRD’s suya basa crap, our education standard has gone down the sewage. Have a federal system gives the provinces some freedom. You idiots can’t even organize a piss up in a brewery.

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          KMNN
          There is no logic in what you say.
          Tamils had the entire Nothern Provincial Council for themselves for years.
          The money allocated to the NPC was sent back to treasury. There were allegations of corruption against its members. When they couldn;t even manage that small office, how could they handle a federal province? What will happen is India will take control of the Northern Province.

        • 9
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          Mr Mahinda Rajapakse,

          Even at this late stage of your life the best service you can do the nation is to find yourself a real job like millions of other hard working Lankans …….. even collecting the garbage rotting in the streets of the capital.

          That would be a greater service than you have ever done …….. or do in the future.

          That’s the simple truth.


          P.S. …… I wouldn’t and haven’t given even a can of baked beans to my country ……….. but that is a greater service ……… because it is a better service than all the harm you and your entire jobless family has done to the country.

          The only member of your family who has a real job, Dudley, has stayed out of politics because he can earn his own keep.

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        Chimpa, may the Blessings of Sacred Tooth Relic shower upon you at least an ounce of intelligence and clear you of eternal stupidity. Idiot, how is the tooth going to shower blessings? Take that tooth and scratch your arse, that’s all what a tooth can do. How many times I told you to continue your whore business.

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          Tail from the north
          What is your religion, Tail? Islam?
          Then tell me who created One Allah? You believe that he was the Creator, but he was not created by himself. Then who created One Allah? Also tell me how do you believe your One Allah sent down (revealed) Noble Quran to Prophet Muhammad?
          If you are a Christian, tell me how did Jesus was born? Also tell me why do you believe the Holy Water taken from the grotto in Lourdes has healing power and that it is a place of miracles?
          If you are a Hindu, tell me why do you worship Shiva Lingam which is believed to be Lord Shiva’s phallus and why aren;t unmarried women allowed to touch it?

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            Chimpa the clown from the south, what difference does it make which faith I belong to? Shiva said he was God, Allah said he was God, Jesus said he was God, did Buddha ever say he was God? Who was this Buddha? A good man who gave up the very same lifestyle that idiots like you chase after. What makes you think that I believe that the holy water cures illnesses? Buddhism is built on a philosophy and Christianity is built on the life of Jesus who gave up his life and crucified. Allah, God, YHWH are all one and the same. Idiot go and read the Bible and see the history of Christ. Go to India and see how Thomas the Apostle died in India, see where Lazarus died, etc. That’s not the point. Someone who purports to practice a non-violent religion appears to be one of the nastiest racists I have encountered on CT. So I am still waiting for your proper explanation on Karuna Amman, Pillayan, Douglas Devananda, Inniyabarathy, KP Pathmanathan, and all other LTTE killers who are working for MR, why do you keep evading? If MR is helping these guys, isn’t he harboring terrorists? Isn’t he a criminal for doing that?

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              Tamil from the north
              I questioned about your faith because you condemned my faith.

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        Champa,
        You promised that you will never vote for Gota many times in this forum. Now you are prepared to give a murderer President to run this country? Why cannot Sirisena? Why cannot Weerawansa? Why Gota? Is he going to bring army from USA to kill Tamils and Muslims? Did Ranil told you that he is going to give Federal constitution? The recent government all party draft proposal was indivisible country. Can you tell us what was the proposal that came by the all party committee headed by Prof. Vitharana? What is the difference between this proposal and that proposal. Where was Mahinda when Chandrika put forward her proposal on union of nations. Did Mahinda leave SLFP at that time. What is about 13+?

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          ajith
          Who said I will vote him? I never go by my word.
          My only write open comments these days.
          But, whenever there are unsubstantiated allegations against anyone in Mahinda’s camp, I always attack as usual.

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            OOOOOOOPS, I never go back on my word!

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          ajith – Chimpa’s brain, if any, is embedded elsewhere and you know where?

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      Mahinda Rajapaksa,

      Liar, Liar Pants on Fire.

      MaRa MaRa Chatu MaRa
      MaRa MaRa AmaNa MaRa
      MaRa MARa HoRa MaRa
      MaRa MaRa DhushaNa MaRa

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        Amasiri
        IDIOT!

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        Mahinda Rajapaksa,

        Liar Liar Pants On Fire. Banga Weva, Banga Weva.

        Liar Liar Pants On Fire is a phrase that children like to scream at each other whenever they think the other is lying. They also like to scream it at adults who tell them stories about fairies.

        Mahinda rajapaksa worst lie ever told ජනපති පැවසූ ලොකුම පචය

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF2tNahxgjA

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3Gs-QDUKos

        News1st: Wimal Weerawansa and Mahinda Rajapaksa are lying- alleges K. D. Lalkantha

  • 21
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    Uncle, I can see how desperate you are ???? You are trying to come up with anything and every thing to fool people. The question is will it work this time.?????? You said (GLP is parroting too) Sajith has made a agreement to give federal to Tamils which is a BIG LIE , where some Tamils are
    actually accusing the Tamil parties of selling out. Before that you tried to scare my saying Lanka has given land for US to bring soldiers, Wimal went further by saying 1/3 land is given . You also tried your half baked economic theories which was outright rejected by experts. Rest includes “tigers coming back”, ISIS taking over ——etc. Now we just have to wait for your last but not least shit from Rajapaksas play book , after running out of all lies comes “electric chair ” ??????????. In the mean time CBK called on your family in public by saying GR is a Murderer, BR was taking 10 to 20%, and You the “mother of all” crooks. Today Sajin, your old servant said “he worked for you for more than 17 years and now you have threatened to hurt him and his family for supporting Sajith. He filled an official police complaint. Uncle I also read few comments in Daily Mirror where readers have taken you to cleaners.

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      Mahinda!
      Are your children going to live with you in the same house as a Joint Family or move out and live separately after marriage, despite the fact you may have a large house.If and when they move out will you prevent them from doing so or give your blessings?

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      In 2011, this guy threatened Sampanthar physically for not accepting everything he was trying to enforce on Tamils through the negotiations. Then in 2012, he threatened again with a Tamil genocide pogrom if TNA went to UNHRC. Now he is calling SWRD’s murderers to support him to defeat UNP.

      They are criminals not just by reality; they are criminal by their inner soul. He is calling for help the Kandy Ayatollahs to mass murder crimes.

  • 12
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    Uncle, Uncle—– please stop tickling me.

  • 12
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    Even if what you say my dear MR is a 10000 percent true I don’t give a tinker’s cuss to what you express. You throw dung at this Yahapalana set up which cheated hell of a lot of voters. My Dear Percy Mahendra, Ultimately who was responsible for the election of this motley collection of politicians who brazenly robbed the central bank and subsequently pinched other banks? YOU! YOU! YOU! If you did things right from 2010 onwards nobody would have voted this lot in 2015. Even your brothers vouch that your feet were several feet higher than the ground level during the last stages of your Presidency. Your mistakes are many and can fill volumes of books. But from sources I hear that you have self realized some of your mistakes and if so it is good. In any case YOU are disqualified from levelling any criticism against this setup because YOU are its creator.

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      Good Sense
      Thank goodness people like you have good sense. You are right. This shameless fool squandered the 2010 opportunity. Not since 1948 (under DS, the Father of the nation and whose policies Lee Kuan Yew modelled Singapore on which overtook Ceylon which fell to idiotic leaders) had this island of Ceylon/Sri Lanka had such an opportunity to take off.
      If this shameless fool Mahinda had governed properly, if he had been a TRUE patriot and national leader, he would have:
      1. Abolished Provincial Councils
      2. Abolished the Indo Lanka Accord
      3. Established a lean government system with an accountable Parliament and either a Presidency with separation of powers, or a Prime Minister model like Soulsbury
      4. Told the Indians to go to hell and tell them to beg for forgiveness for creating the terrorist menace
      5. Settled Sinhalese, Tamils, Moors, Malays, Burghers in the North to integrate the country – modelling the Gal Oya schemes of DS and the “Ethnic Integration Policy” on Singapore’s housing estates to mix the population and ensure ZERO ethnic ghettos
      6. Abolished ethnic laws and ensured ONE law for the country
      7. BANNED all ethnic based parties
      8. Established a MERITOCRACY where bright Sri Lankans/Ceylonese were promoted into a lean public service to run the country and carry out planning. Not useless idiot lackeys and “jobs for the boys” like in India.
      9. Prosecuted traitors and the corrupt within his own ranks and across Parliament..
      10. Built ELECTRIC trains with Chinese/Japanese/Korean/European help. NOT bought Indian tin can crap trains.
      11. Built at least ONE decent airport modelled on Changi, Singapore

  • 14
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    Today news says more than thousand bakeries and thousands of eateries (in total almost 4000 )have been shut down due to Gas shortage. Thanks to you politicians. (didnt you the one claim finding enough gas to explore for life and at the same time mix water in petrol) . Also US embassy claims the air in Colombo is toxic , polluted and a urgent health hazard.(now your followers will blame US is behind it, no kidding, one ruling MP in India today claimed, China and Pakistan responsible for Delhi,s toxic air) And your priority right now is Mahanayakes and Nikayas to act as constitutional experts. And your brother,s only priority is none, other than security and discipline. Way to go uncle.

  • 10
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    who wrote this?
    was it gl or someone else?

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      The writer is a worms eaten pig, wallowing in cesspool. It is the shape of the greed Buddha described in all throughout his lectures. No self respect!

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        Mallaiyuran – Readers in this column know that Medamulana Percy Mahendra Rajafucksha is not the author but our Geneva Loss Pe..is! I concur.

  • 15
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    Hey Painted Doll,……You need more paint as your look appears disgusting …..

    What do you know about constitution? You didn’t pass even GCE (OL) and entered law college through the back door. …………………………and now are taking about constitution …..

    ………Then what you did as a fake HR lawyer and the most corrupted president in Lankawe is public knowledge. Here is a snapshot of your obnoxious record……

    1. Stealing $800 million of Tsunami funds through fake NGO called Helping Hambantota set up with assistance from Willie Gamage and depriving poor families of their right to rebuild their lives devastated by Tsunami

    2. Taking 19 billion US dollars as commissions from Chinese government corporations through white elephant useless development projects such as Hambantota Harbour, Airport, and southern expressway

    3. Putting Sri Lanka economy into an endless misery by taking high interest loans from China and pocketing in 40% of that money

    4. Nurturing an unprecedented culture of corruption and political victimization with immunity

    5. Killing and attacking journalists, judges, innocent civilians for 10 years

    6. Appointing an uneducated GoTa as defence head and stealing the credit of ending the 30 year war from SF, the true hero who led the final war against LTTE

    7. Making a synthetic lawyer of an idiotic son who couldn’t even pass his GCE (OL)

    8. Killing the most famous rugby player on behalf of another moron son
    9. Soliciting sex from girls of the families that lost their loved ones due to Premadasa Terror campaign in exchange of your service as a human rights lawyer in 1980s
    10. Raping girls in villages from down south on the promise of jobs

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      Maharage -Re.#10, Medamulana Meeharaka is a “specialist” on RAPE (Royal Art of Penis Entry). His eldest son (synthetic “lowyer”) is also a specialist.

  • 13
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    MR’s proxy writer’s (we are quite aware MR is incapable of penning an essay of this nature – why such deception?) intention is to drive a fear psychosis among the majority community by creating racial divisions. That is the only avenue known and available to them to garner votes. In previous elections, it will be recalled, the same tactics were adopted without success. Unless a Political solution is found to the grievances of the Tamils, this country will not progress. MR had a good opportunity to do this, but failed.

    There are quite a few developed democracies with a Federal Structure of Governance. That does not mean the Unitary Status of a Nation is in any way diminished. NGR decided to be a citizen of one such Nation which is a leading Super Power. Please be aware a new Constitution will require to be approved by the masses at a Referendum. We recall how the 18th amendment was enacted.

    Sorry the racist and divisive politics of MR&Co will not work!

  • 4
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    The chapter on constitutional reform in the manifesto of the UNP presidential candidate contains provisions to replace.

    When you blame yourself, you learn from it. If you blame someone else, you don’t learn nothing, If You had practiced then you can preach.

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    The reason why we, that includes the former Justice and CM CV, have been asking UN to carry out its investigation on the Genocide of 2009 before deciding what type of constitution would be suitable for Tamils to protect their ID and live peacefully on the land they born, is because the Kandy Ayatollahs entering in to the politics and use their agents like Old Royal to wipe Tamils. They all think it is still monarchs’ times and Sinhala Buddhist Kings on the throne should listen to them. Soulbury’s constitution has been turned into Buddhist Theocracy by the successive corrupted governments protect them from they facing justice, locally. As Ceylon is a member of UN, UN has to fulfill its duties to Ceylon civilians.
    While Indian PM Manmohan Singh was pressing Old Royals to complete their promise of enhancing the 13A, Old King’s reply was by giving Judicial Power to Provinces, he risked he get arrested by the provincial polices for his crimes. UN has to understand that by the power vested with a group of uneducated, unelected religious leaders’ demands to protect a crook, a murderer and cum genocide criminal, Tamils life cannot be postponed. This power challenge of Buddhist Bald heads cannot be accepted by Tamils. UN has to start its process without minding the term given to the Lankawe criminal Yahapalanaya Government in UNHRC. Yahapalanaya government has saved the criminals, for whose punishment it was election. Now it is pretending that it cannot implement its promises because whom it protected is now challenging to topple Yahapalanaya.
    Though Old King appearing going against Yahapalanaya on Tamils rights, in reality, Old King is helping Yahapalanaya to dodge fulfilling the promises Yahapalanaya gave to UNHRC. This is an anti-Tamil Joint game by UNP-SLFP (Slap Party) playing together. UN-UNHRC should not put any more confidence in any Lankaweyan’s governments to solve Tamils problems. They have to investigate the 2009 Genocide and thus should recognize Tamils’ External Self Determination rights.

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      Mallaiyuran,
      ‘What is it that the Sinhalayo are enjoying that the other communities are not enjoying because they are not Sinhala?’

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        WHEN YOU GO TO A GOVERNMENT OFFICES, HOSPITALS including private hospitals,POST OFFICES,RAILWAY Stations ,due to lack of Tamil speaking officers, we find it difficult to communicate. Traffic police and traffic courts/District Courts, conduct their affairs in Sinhala with no proper facilities for translations to Tamil/English.. When we get scolded by police on roads they do so in Sinhala Only. Government forms are not available freely in Tamil.Polling cards cards do not properly indicate matters in Tamil. Heap of mistakes, which were pointed out in Tamil newspapers..Presidential election speeches are mostly in Sinhala and we do not understand what they speak.These are some, which came to my mind initially. Even to make a love approach to Sinhala boys /girls it has become impossible. In the past we were able to communicate in English. There are so many other instances. However in Wellawatte/Bambalapitiya, Dehiwela and Pettah the Sinhala vendors in the markets are able to communicate in Tamil., which they picked up from their Tamil Customers
        The best way to understand each others language is to include all three languages in all packages as in Canada, where English and French is compulsory .
        Fist and foremost the attitude of the Sinhalese to Tamil language should change. e.g 57th lane Wellawatte where Tamil Sangam is situated for the past 75 years,was to be changed as Tamil Sangam lane, about a 100 meters in length, was opposed by some Buddhist Monks and finally it was changed as Sangam lane without the word’ Tamil ‘Just imagine the attitude of Hamudurus?
        Oh! Buddha forgive them but try and give them some decency please..

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        Eagle Eye,
        Just give me a name of PM, President, Finance Minister, Defence Minister from non-Sinhalyo?

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        Eagle,

        You borrowed $400B and spent to genocide Tamils. After North East is devastated they are paying the loan back by diaspora remittances. You have deposited $18B in your foreign bank account. We would have prefered to borrow $800B and smash the Rapist Army and let you pay for that. But we could not. That is our problem.
        See now I have answered your question; you need to answer my question. Are you the Malay hybrid. If not why do you invent Lankwe history?

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        Eagle Confused Eye,

        Stupidity. Have you heard Sinhalaya Modaya, Sinhala are fools, that has infected the other communities?

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    This MR pariah is a bloody curse on this country.

  • 8
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    Before you promote your brother, please tell us why you have not explained to the people:

    Why innocent citizens were killed when they wanted access to clean water for their families? They had to lose their lives for wanting clean water?

    Why neither you, nor your brother, who was given the title of Secretary of Defense, did and said nothing, when the BBS thugs in saffron robes went around spreading hate against the Muslims, enticing the violent mobs to burn homes and businesses, attack places of worship, and terrorize innocent Muslims and Christians. Why did he then open the offices of these thugs, as if endorsing them? Is this uniting the country?

    Why, like any true democracy, journalists are not able to speak out, criticize, nor point to your policies and actions. Many are missing, brutally killed, threatened, kidnapped, and had to flee the country in fear. All these crimes under the Secretary of Defense, your dear brother, who you now say is the Best candidate to be elected President.
    Why did those white vans stop terrorizing citizens when your regime was
    voted out? It is not hard to connect the dots.

    Are we supposed to have amnesia and forget these murders?
    It is impossible to forget that HE used his office and power, to get rogue military men to help him commit these crimes. TO DATE NONE OF THESE HORRIBLE CRIMES HAVE BEEN RESOLVED, which shows that either your brother was INCAPABLE of solving these crimes, or was COMPLICIT, in these crimes.

    Sri Lanka does not need such a leader, or more of the same. So for the sake of all Sri Lankans, do not insult our intelligence, and put lipstick on a pig.

  • 12
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    Mahinda Rajapakse,
    You are a power mania, cheap racist and utterly a waste. You are a disgrace to Sinhala and Buddhism. Why are you thirsty of blood in this soil. Please leave this nation and allow people to live peacefully.

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    When these politicians are unable to find a meaningful solution to the burning ethnic problem within a Unitary State for the last since its independence, what is wrong in sharing the powers with the Provinces. We have only seen that these politicians have swindled the wealth of the people and ruined the economy of the country. Time and again I would like to remind that Federalism signals the expansion of democracy and assure equal rights for all without any discrimination whatsoever and ensuring unity in the country. Leading to separation is a slogan to mislead the people and that Federalism leads to separation is without any foundation. If the Buddhist monks think that Federalism is separation, then let them look at India, USA, Switzerland, etc. The priority is to strengthen the unity of Sri Lanka. In Federalism, crimes like kidnappings/abductions and even murders or acquisition of lands of the innocent people or any other corruption (including concealing of illegally accumulated wealth to the the Income Tax Department) will have no place when Provincial have Police powers and Land powers. There will be transparency. If the Buddhist monks and the politicians are bent on this issue, India and other Powers will act as a judge like a monkey and eat all the hoppers. Even Kachchativu will be lost to India with the passage of time after losing Jaffna International Airport, Trincomalee and Hambantotal Air Port & harbour. .

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      Ayathuray Rajasingam,
      “then let them look at India”
      Do you know how many separatist attempts took place in India? Madras State also tried to separate but that attempt was brutally suppressed by New Delhi.

      What PCs did was decentralizing corruption.

      Low caste Demala people in Yapanaya told the constitution drafting committee not to give Land and Police powers to NPC. Only the Wellala Malabar elites want Federal System.

      If given, are you willing to take Demala people in plantations to the Federal State?

      Now more than 50% of Demala people from North and East live in the South with Sinhalayo without any problem. Those who keep on grumbling can go to he*l in the other side of Palk Strait.

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    Hey, Mahinda (Member of Parliament for Kurunegala District), what happened to your promise to give the people of the North and East 13A Plus? Why don’t you talk about it?

    Don’t know why people still continue to refer to you as ‘President’!

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    This is cheap politics in Sri lanka. No one talks about real issues in Sri lanka. How come Sri lanka sells RUPEE TREASURY BILLS IN EVERY MONTH and WHAT HAPPENED TO CURRENCY PRINTED, EVERY YEAR IN SINCE 1980. Why Finance ministry is very secretive ?

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    Whether it is Gotabaya or Premadasa or Ranil for that matter will not allow the Tamils to share in governance of the country. The only solution for the Tamils is to refrain from voting. They are not going to gain anything by voting except that they will put the man they vote to power to supress the Tamils. So they should not caste their vote which is Sinhala right they have given to the minorities and nothing else.
    The TNA has always supported the UNP for their own self benefits and not for the betterment of the Tamil Nation. That is where the problem lies. The Tamils do not have a sincere leadership. They have failed right along since independence.

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    I do not know why the hell Native Sinhalayo who lived in the country called Sinhale for thousands of years before ‘Para’ British changed the name to Ceylon have to waste time debating about ‘Ekeeya Rajjaya’. This country was a Sinhala Buddhist Kingdom before colonial parasites came where people belong to other ethnic groups and religions lived in harmony. Simply because ‘Para’ Portuguese, Dutch and British brought people from neighboring country illegally and changed the demographic composition, Sinhalayo who are the Native people in this country should not give up their right to maintain their identity or compromise on the ‘Unitary’ status of the country that was preserved by shedding their blood and sacrificing their lives. It is a pity that some Sinhala dumb politicians entertain unacceptable demands from the descendants of people brought to this country illegally by people who were occupying this country illegally.

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    To him what matters is how to mislead even educated asses and keep the crown for the son who is a fraud as he got the black coat abusing power. Sadly many corrupt men from the saffron robed community ignorant as “frogs ” in wells shout for him.
    Mahinda is intellectually an empty hulk now bloated . This is what a stooge probably a lackey like the ” Roads Scholar would have written for him.
    It’s definitely the time for the next generation leader to emerge and he has put his brother an American citizen over 70 years of age hoping to get the son in 2025″
    Hell with the country and its teeming millions

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    Eagle, why dont you ask your wife ??????

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    MAHINDA we though you have already learned a lesion in 2015 but you are making the same mistake again and again.THE MAJORITY community can not take it for granted any more it listen to your lies any more about dividing SRI-LANKA AND FEDERAL SET UP granted to TAMILS.with out wasting your time on this matter PLEASE GET READY TO FACE SACHIN VASS FIRE WORKS DISPLAY VERY SOON.

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    It is said that you cannot teach new tricks to an old monkey. Mahinda Rajapaksa is back again about Sajith Premadasa supporting federal-state via his election manifesto.
    (1) As pointed by a commentator none of Rajapaksa’s family possesses educational qualification beyond SSC. No one entered the University including Namal or Yoshita. So one cannot expect any scholarship or knowledge on constitutional affairs from a person like Mahinda.
    (2) The word unitary has lost its traditional meaning. And no two constitutions of countries are alike. Most constitutions are a mixture of both federal and unitary.
    (3) UK has a unitary constitution, but Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own elected parliament/ legislative body. In September 1997, there was a referendum in Scotland in which people voted for devolution. The UK Parliament then passed the Scotland Act 1998 which established the Scottish Parliament, which opened in 1999, and transferred some of the powers previously held at Westminster. The Scottish Government runs the country in relation to matters that are devolved from Westminster. This includes the economy, education, health, justice, rural affairs, housing, environment, equal opportunities, consumer advocacy and advice, transport and taxation. Scotland has its own Central Bank, flag etc.
    (4) India is a quasi-federal is a federal union comprising 28 states and 9 union territories, for a total of 37 entities. The states and union territories are further subdivided into districts. Article 1 in the Constitution states that India, that is Bharat, shall be a Union of States. The 28 states have no right to cessation.
    (5) States in which the federal government shares power with semi-independent regional governments. In many cases the Central government is (in theory) a creation of the regional governments; a prime example is the United States.

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    MR,
    Can you tell the “Sinhalyo” what proposal you appointed All part committee came up with to resolve the Tamil problem? “Sinhalyo” what post you wanted to the criminal “Pilliyan” and why?
    You have also promised to Karuna to release all theTamil prisoners if you come to power and why couldn’t release them before?
    Your brother said that he knew long time ago that Vavunativu police murders are not by LTTE. Why did you told Sinhalayo that LTTE has come again knowing that it is not LTTE? Your brother says you are liar. Are you a liar or not?

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    Argentina (23 provinces and 1 autonomous city)
    Australia (6 states and 2 territories)
    Austria (9 states)
    Belgium(Flanders and Wallonia)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska)
    Brazil (26 states and 1 federal district)
    Canada (10 provinces and 3 territories)
    Comoros ( Anjouan, Grande Comore, Mohéli and Mayotte)
    Ethiopia
    Federal States of Micronesia ( Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap)
    Germany (16 states)
    India (28 states and 9 union territories)
    Malasia (13 states and 3 federal territories)
    Mexico (31 states and 1 federal district)
    Nigeria (36 states)
    Pakistan (4 provinces and 1 territory)
    Palau (16 states)
    Papua New Guinea (20 provinces)
    Russia (49 oblasts, 21 republics, 10 autonomous okrugs, 6 krays, 2 federal cities, 1 autonomous oblast)
    Saint Kitze and Nevis
    South Africa (9 provinces)
    Switzerland (26 cantons)
    United Arab Emirates (7 emirates)
    United States (50 states, one District, two Commonwealths, and 12 Territories)
    Venezuela (23 states and 1 capital district)

    Mahinda must stop scaring the Sinhalese people by raising the bogey that a federal form of government will break up Sri Lanka into 9 separate states. As a matter of fact, Sri Lanka was never a one country. Throughout history it was divided into Rajarata, Mayarata, and Ruhunarata. It was the British in 1833 amalgamated the Northern and Eastern provinces with the rest of the provinces. As for size, Switzerland is smaller than Sri Lanka.

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      Thanga,
      “Throughout history it was divided into Rajarata, Mayarata, and Ruhunarata. It was the British in 1833 amalgamated the Northern and Eastern provinces with the rest of the provinces.”
      True. Sinhale was a Kingdom divided into three administrative units that functioned under the King. The division was done not on the basis of ethnicity. Provinces were created by British for their convenience. At the time Portuguese colonized the coastal areas, Dravidians, what Sinhalayo call Demalu who are the invaders from Hindusthan were a tiny minority in this country.

      Sinhale (Sri Lanka) is a unique country. Do not compare with other countries. We should scrap Provinces which is a creation of ‘Para’ people and go back to the system prevailed when Sinhala Kings ruled this country.

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      good post thanga.It should make the sinhalese think a bit before opening their mouths.

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    Oh buddy, this is stall bread, dead horse and dead rope, and all of you still beating it to gain votes but people are not fools and wouldn’t fall for all these dirty tricks. Perhaps that moda, brain dead, useless and vicious professor GL would have pushed it in front of you. Silly fellow, his education all gone to wast and gutters, and even it not serve him well too. Now it’s the end of road for all of you, and all written clearly and boldly on the wall. Sajith already ensured his thumbing victory, and it’s the talk of the town. Most of Sinhalese votes – urban and rural -, the Tamil votes – northern and eastern and up country – plus Muslim and SLFP votes – it’s well and clearly evident from that recent event at the stadium – have already ensured Sajith’s expected resounding victory. Hence, look for something else to keep all of you occupied for the rest of the life. People already sensing and feeling it by looking at the performance at your rallies, Gota and you are finding difficult to even move around properly , and no match for the youthful Sajith. Your crowds look dull and pale but Sajith’s crowd look bright and with lot of energy to make him the big winner. Unlike you people, almost thirty years waiting for the UNPers’ are too much to bear, and they are at their highest gear and with lot of vitality, vigour and full of energy to get their man at the top.

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    Who are we supposed to believe? Dr Ranil or Keselwatta Kid. ?..
    Dr Ranil was in Manipai assuring the TNA supporters he will grant them their Federal Demands soon after the 16th,.

    Dr Ranil has already written his constitution using his Constitutional expert Dr Jayampathi .
    Dr Ranil has spent a colossal amount of money to prepare it.
    So it is all ready and waiting to be ticked off by the 2/3 in Kotte.

    Now Keselwatta Kid is going around talking about a Sinhala Constitution with a Muabima. ..
    Can he give Federal States to Tamils in the North and Muslims in the East covering 1/3 of the Land Mass and still call it Maubima?.?.
    Can he put it in to a Constitution which is written in English and read by the Judges in English?…

    This Second Chamber of Keselwatta Kid to me is like putting our B Team also to rule us along side the A Team..
    We know even the current A Team is not that crash hot , because Keselwatta Kid himself says so.at every UNP Election Rally. .
    In fact Keselwatta Kid has been swearing that he won’t have any crooks in his Cabinet.
    Wouldn’t this second chamber will increase the number of crooks?.

    TNA bosses Sivajilingam who presented their new 13 D , Mr Sampathar and Mr Abraham have already decided to back Keselwatta Kid 100 %.
    So they must be fully satisfied with what they have been offered by the UNP.

    My question is which one did they find more satisfying .
    Is it Dr Ranil’s existing Constitution ?
    Is it Keselwatta Kid’s , Maubima Constitution?.
    Or do they want a combination of both?..

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      “Can he give Federal States to Tamils in the North and Muslims in the East covering 1/3 of the Land Mass and still call it Maubima?.?.”

      Hang on, I have promised your mate somass he could have his Ghetto for Sinhala/Buddhist fascist noisy minority about 10 Square miles somewhere in the deep deep deep South. I promise you somass will be “ordered” to allocate a place to you and your ilks.

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    The so called “National Question’, Ethnic Question’, Tamil Problem’, Minority Problem’ was a creation of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial rulers who ruled this country as illegal occupiers, brought indentured labor from Hindusthan, exploited them to the maximum to make money, abandoned them in Sinhale and washed their hands off.
    British used Wellala Demalu who embraced Christianity to oppress Native Sinhalayo and created a ‘Privileged Class’. Native Sinhalayo should not entertain racist demands from this tiny Wellala Malabar Demala minority who are the descendants of laborers brought to Sinhale Illegally by colonial rulers.

    Low caste Demala people in Yapanaya who are oppressed by these so called ‘High Caste’ Wellala Demalu told not to give Land and Police powers to NPC because they know very well that they will be worse off if the Wellala elites get those powers. May be Sajith Premadasa who talk about ‘Maximum Devolution’ did not read that report.

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      Eagle Eye,

      Actually it wasn’t a creation of the British, nor the Sinhalese Kingdoms. It was a fabricated creation of the INDIANS. That nation without toilets wants to keep us isolated from the world, bickering amongst ourselves and economically backwards. Instead of us working together, integrating the country, they have us fighting each other.

      Their lackeys, the Indian loving bootlicking vermin politicians include Mahinda, Ranil, Sajith, Sirisena and all 225+1. Their Provincial Councils waste billions of funds that could build world class hospitals.

      Ceylon/Sri Lanka/Sinhaledeepa has always been one nation of one people. But these useless politicians rule us like slave masters all for their beloved master, India.

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    nimal fernand: You want MR to get engage in “Garbage Collection”. Yes he has done it. Look at what SLPP – The Pohottuwa that he leads has got? All “GARBAGE” from other parties. In fact he has “Nominated” the “Biggest Garbage Collector” to be the next President. Didn’t , “GR” (the Presidential nominee of Pohottuwa) in the guise of “Beautification” of Colombo city, collected all the garbage to the size of a mountain at Meethotamulla and allowed it to explode, killing 23 residents living in the area. For “GR” that “Killing” is the work of the Government and not his as an “Official” responsible, according to what he has already proved in US Courts. That “Clearance Certificate” has been granted by his “Principals” in US and MR has accordingly “Obliged” to nominate GR to be the President. Now, what are we to worry of “North” and “East”? Nothing. We work on “Directives” from US. Let “North” and “East” be forgotten. Even our “First Lady” would be a “US Citizen” and all the “Inhabitants” of this “Colony” have to get use to the “Changes” that are in the offing.

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    Someone has written this article for Mahinda.
    Mahinda can not write like that…even can talk English properly.

    Shame…Shame….Shame…

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      True. You know it isn’t genuine when Mahinda hasn’t mentioned “India is my brother!” and “13+”

      This shameless moron is the cause of our problems by squandering the war victory. Instead of turning us into another Singapore – clean, efficient, rule of law orientated, meritocracy – he decided to lick the boots of India and turn us into a backward Indian hellhole along with his pals Sirisena, Ranil etc.

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    Since when did MARA started writing articles to Col’Telegraph 😂😂😂

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