4 April, 2020

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UNP Seeks To Restrict All Ministry Secretaries From Accessing Public Funds: Motion Submitted To Parliament Secretary-General

Exercising Parliament’s power as the sole authority on public finance, the United National Front (UNF) has submitted another motion to the Secretary-General of Parliament seeking to restrict all ministry secretaries from accessing public funds to pay salaries and emoluments of all ministers, state ministers, deputy ministers and members of their personal staff.

Six UNP MPs, namely Rajitha Senarartne, Ravi Karunanayake, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Arjuna Ranatunga, Mano Ganesan and Jayampathy Wickremaratne have signed the motion which will be included in the Order Paper. The motion is expected to be taken for a vote next week.

The motion, the MPs said, would prohibit ministry secretaries from defraying their expenses incurred in foreign travel and internal air travel.

The first motion, submitted by the UNP seeking to restrict S. Amarasekera, the Secretary to the purported Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, from accessing public funds will be taken for a vote on November 29.

“Article 148 of the constitution places Parliament in charge of all matters relating to public finance. The motions seek to exercise the Legislature’s powers over public finance and send a strong message to the purported government that it has no legitimate right to remain in office,” a UNP Parliamentarian told Colombo Telegraph.

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    CT
    Good..
    However who is controlling the president’s fund which has never been audited by any state authority?

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      Well, well Bondscam Ranil’s economic hit men at MCC have swung into action to wage an Economic and Cyber war against Sri Lankan people and crash the rupee and economy after putting Lanka into a foreign bond market debt trap. \This is all to bring back Bondscam Ranil as PM since he was selling off Lanka’s strategic assets (land, transport infrastructure, energy security, data platforms), cheap to US interests in the Cold war against China in Indian Ocean.
      There is also a cyber war against the Lankan economy and people by on social media with sovereign bond holders and Nomura Ratings and Moodys. Tokyo’s Nomura relased Fake News and figures about the magnitude of debt which was challenged by Central Bank of SL which should have sued Nomura Ratings. Moddys is now going for it!
      Watch out Lanka!

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        We stand against the “pariah” government of My3 and MR. But, the sooner the UNP sack Ravi K and hold inquiries on Rajitha’s conduct, the better the chances are. As well, make Karu the leader

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          Right on with this critic of JVP.
          AKD seems to have forgotten about Economic rights and economic justice and is now following the neoliberal Human Rights identity politics path.

          JVP seems completely oblivious to the fact that the Washington led Economic and Cyber War against the people of Lanka to crash the Economy and to bring back Bondscam Ranil as Prime Minister of strategically located Sri Lanka has begun with Mangy’s statement and Moody’s downgrade! Bondscam Ranil was selling off Lanka’s strategic assets to his US backers cheap as the rupee was being crashed by them!
          At the bottom of the political-economic crisis in Sri Lanka today is Trumpland’s Cold war against China in the Indian Ocean. US was in the process of accessing Sri Lanka’s strategic land, transport, energy security infrastructure and Data Platforms to access Lanka’s BIG DATA through Ranil whose economic policies were drafted in Washington, but Sira scuttled this by sacking Bondscam RW!
          Now we see the push back from Trumpland to restore their man Bondscam Ranil Wickramsainghe, through the Economic and Cyber war with US Peace Corps who are all over social media to craft the ECONOMIC CRISIS NARRATIVE installed in Lanka.
          Rough waters ahead for Lanka and the JVP needs to wake up!
          Or, has it been bought off by the Superpower deep state?!

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        Before RW arrived on the scene, MR stole 83 million rupees of Tsunami relief funds and used that money for his own personal gain. In fact, his whole family and friends helped themselves enormously and lavishly, by getting caught with their hands in the cookie jar all the time. Either you pretend not to know, or even remember all those facts. A case of selective amnesia. Just to remind you, here are just a sampling from what we now know. Starting from that Tsunami Fund embezzlement, construction of DA Rajapakse Foundation Memorium utilizing public funds amounting to 43 Million Rupees, the Sil-Redi case, the luxury villa in Malwana built by Basil – Mr. 10 percent, Divineguma day light robbery, illegal use of funds from Siriliya Foundtion for issuing bogus NICs. All combined, frauds running into tens of billions of tax-payer money, illegal payments received as bribes and illegal commissions also known as kickbacks. Leave aside the manipulation that was going on at the CSE, the ill-conceived lans of a stillborn Mattala Airport (let alone the environmental impact) and the Hambantota Port projects. I can go on and on. Aside from all that, people have not forgotten the dark era that they went through, with so many (daily) white van hijacking and killings, Grease Yakas, abductions and huge ransoms for release (who were the culprits behind these stunts – mysteries were never solved). Ranil on the other hand, brought back sanity and peace with democracy, press freedom and a whole lot of decency to public life. Both of their styles of administration are poles apart.

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        Yes, Don, the American Peace Corps in Lanka were invited in by Bondscam Ranil , to teach English and do intelligence data gathering for CIA, is very likely data mining for a social media cyber war, to bring back their man RW as PM.
        Peace Corps with Facebook will fix Lanka’s next elections to ensure that their friend Bondscam Ranil Wickramasinghe wins and is back to sell off what remains of Lanka to his Washington Deep State buddies..
        Meanwhile, the Washington Consensus IMF-WB and their Japanese proxy JICA and ADB with bond traders are crashing the rupee and magnifying the debt trap as was done by the Paris Club to Argentina, Greece, Haiti etc.

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      It is extremely unlikely that there will be much money in this fund now. The president would have used it as pocket money and diverted most of it to various other uses. Don’t we know the man?

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      Parliament,

      You are supreme. No Illegal Govt , Thieves or Robbers should be allowed to access public funds without the approval of parliament.

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    UNP Seeks To Restrict All Ministry Secretaries

    This double government is worst than past government ,Duality is just a barrier

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      All the mega crooks have signed this letter — to cripple further, and destroy Sri Lanka’s economy. This is an attack on the people, economic rights and justice:

      What a joke! Penthouse Ravi K, Pathala Champika Mega polis mega ego ,Rajitha, want to “protect” Lanka from the Mahinda Jarapassa thieves!!

      Miracle of Modayas indeed.

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    Sajith seems to have been mature enough not to plunge in or at least not be an initiator!

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      Dr Dayan Jayatilleka

      Many years ago you told us Sajith should take over the leadership of UNP. By 2013 he decided regional politics was not for him, and refused to contest Southern Provincial Council elections .
      If you think he is now mature enough to avoid holes what were you thinking 8 years ago about his maturity. Please grow up.

      He still crawls holding to his dad’s legacy just like you.
      What did he do in London?
      What has he achieved in the past 51 years on his own?
      Not many are born into privilege family to have a head start. And those who had the privilege do cock it up big time.

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        That proves DJ s inconsistencies.

        If his father could squeeze his at the time of birth, the world would not have to suffer this much: The kind of PERETHADANDAS should not come up to destroy this nation.

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      Phew, country is in turmoil, you, an political scientist are chasing Sajith’s tail. Salivating to share the spoils. Why don’t to write an article about your understanding of this Mexican stand-off between the parliament and the executive bar spin.

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      Three problems:
      1). He is extreme neoliberal.
      2). He was not with the current MP. Ranil Wickramasinghe when he decided to resign his PM position and make Old King as the illegal new PM. He opposed it.
      3).He doesn’t have FAM minister Position to give out.

      His maturity was shown only on when he didn’t deny that time Old King demanded that his son be released by Ranil because he released Dulanjali when she was caught in counterfeit currencies. So Ranil released Old Younger Son Prince from that murder in exchange for the counterfeit currencies

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      Dayan the D…..y, what do you imply ? You shameless creature has no moral right to say what Sajith should have or not should have done.

      You are an Ace Rogue washing the dirty linen of MARA the Murderer and Sira the mongolic Gramasevaka. There was this Porter Liyanage recalled from Doha for doing nattama job for MARA’s siblin., You too will be very soon recalled for washing underpants of MARA and Sira.

      Don’t even bother sharing anything in this august forum, if you have a little bit of shame left in you. I doubt it very much though, as you are a mammal belonging to MARA clan who does not have an iota of shame,

      If MARA had an ounce of shame left in him, he would not have accepted the highway robbery premiership awarded to him through the back door by another shameless mammal, Gramasevaka Sira.

      We pay your f……g salary by way of taxes, don’t even think of wasting our time writing nonsense in this forum, besides wasting our hard earned money too.

      Do a decent job for a living, you prick.

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      DJ the most abusive man I have ever seen in LANKEN politics:
      Yes we are well awar of the fact that your next target is SAJITH Premadasa

      But we will warn him, not to take you close to him.

      You have proved to be the most abusive man in lanken spot light for the last few months.

      You would lick the balls of anyone if THE PORITION you like to grab is bigger.

      Now please leave us in peace, or just hang on with BALLIGE putha Rajakshe who will have no future in the days to come. That is becoming glass clear to us.

  • 8
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    MaRa can utilise a part of his Heist of USD 18 Billion @ 179.04[ Todays rate] per Dollar. If he can delay a few days it would fetch Rs:200!

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    UNP’s target seems to delay payments including loan payment and cripple the public service. Alright 2 major parties in the ring and poor we, the spectators. Truly the wonder of Asia!!!

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    In the paradise , whatever job is entrusted to anyone , he makes the job a money
    spinner . It is common knowledge and the problem is common man is the one
    who pocket out that money to get things done . And it is almost all of those common
    men are the ones who are being represented by the FAKE GOVERNMENT ! There
    is a report of CHILI RECIPIENT Gamini Jayawickrama saying that he will not retire
    until he puts things right in the parliament behaviour ! Now see , a senior politician ,
    what is he talking ? Is it in his power to reform parliament ? Can he do it ? Are they
    serious about their words ? THEY , ALL OF THEM , SPEND THE WHOLE LIFE
    BLUFFING ! They grow bluffing , build life bluffing and end life bluffing ! And we still
    have people who elect them their representatives ! So , why wonder about today’s
    turmoil ? It is simply about three crooks fighting to share the loot ! There’s basically
    no big issue for a man of dignity , all he got to do is , TAKE SUPREME COURT DECISION
    AND CORRECT THE WRONG STEP . Nothing much ! It is the Supreme court that he
    keeps rejecting ! SMALL BEGINNING OF PLAYING WITH PEOPLE HAVE COME A LONG
    WAY . NOW IT IS BIG MATCH !

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    Good work guys to stand up against this theft. The mob who don’t want to see the orderly functioning parliament don’t have the legitimacy to use the fund, which belongs to public, not something given by China to exercise its soft power gradually in future. Let them to wait until next Tsunami, some fund might pour in and handle it wisely.

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    Dayan the D…..y, what do you imply ? You shameless creature has no moral right to say what Sajith should have or not should have done.

    You are an Ace Rogue washing the dirty linen of MARA the Murderer and Sira the mongolic Gramasevaka. There was this Porter Liyanage recalled from Doha for doing nattama job for MARA’s siblin., You too will be very soon recalled for washing underpants of MARA and Sira.

    Don’t even bother sharing anything in this august forum, if you have a little bit of shame left in you. I doubt it very much though, as you are a mammal belonging to MARA clan who does not have an iota of shame,

    If MARA had an ounce of shame left in him, he would not have accepted the highway robbery premiership awarded to him through the back door by another shameless mammal, Gramasevaka Sira.

    We pay your f……g salary by way of taxes, don’t even think of wasting our time writing nonsense in this forum, besides wasting our hard earned money too.

    Do a decent job for a living,

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    Tamil Parties will have to leave this drama stage. Tamils should not vote for this wool pulling game of UNP leaders on the eyes on IC. We expected them to fight in restoring the constitutionally acceptable team to the government. But in order to achieve the UNP’s double objectives, 1).save the Old Royals from Geneva and Local cases, 2). block IC bring any economic sanction against an illegal government, the UNP team under Ranil voluntarily accepted an NCM legally passed in Parliament as illegal. Ranil had a closed door private meeting with the enemies of the democracy to whom Ranil voluntarily passed the power. This meeting came under a, very controversial circumstances. Last Saturday Colombo Diplomats met New King and found out his reluctance to accept the NCM and release Old King from PM position. Then they met Ranil on Sunday and told him that they cannot accept New King Position of appointing Old King as PM and they wanted to give Ranil their support. Appa Karaaya II, Ranil the 21st century Nariya, instead of using that support to derail the undemocratic forces, he colluded with them and had a secret meeting. Sumanthiran’s initiation to file a court case to estop EP refusing to accept a legally passed NCM was blocked by Ranil. Aappa Karara I and Aappa Karaya II both are descendants of Ehelepola and Pilimathalawa. Tamil parties should not support this motion unless a Ranil file a court case against his dismissal. If he refuses to file a case, then Tamil should support Anura Kumara in demanding Ranil leaving the TTH. Anura Kumara is right on, after Parliament has accepted Old King as legitimate PM, Ranil should have vacated PM residence in the same day.

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    The state has functioned excellently. The culprits have been identified through the suicidal acts. If people vote the contesting MPs out, they should not be brought back through national lists. Let democracy be meaningful. The (president) system change is also inevitable and devolving more power to the provinces through a new constitutional arrangement will instil some confidence in the economic and diplomatic front

  • 2
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    Maithripala Sirisena ta HENA HATHA VADIYAN!

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    When a Cabinet of Ministers stands dissolved due to a No Confidence Motion against the Government, all the Secretaries to the Ministries cease to hold office by virtue of the operation of the Constitution [Article 52 (4)] because the Ministries cease to exist with the dissolution of the Cabinet. If anyone functions as a Secretary to any non-exiting Ministry, he or she is committing an offence of criminal and constitutional trespass and is liable to imprisonment in the future. We have had a Presidential Secretary and a Head of the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority sentenced to imprisonment by our courts as recently as this government took office. The pseudo Secretaries should think twice before they claim to hold office and purportedly exercise powers which they are constitutionally deprived of!

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    Today Faras in. Reading out The English news in Connection to questionable appointments he quickly distant himself not mentioning the person making the appointments, he would have in normal circumstances been harsh and mercilessly huffing and puffing if it was RANIL. Laughable , cowardness , did not even have the guts to mention the name.

    He is shameful

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      Lanka Fox Fix news , blah blah ,

      No point of blasting off one individual Faraz for the habit ! It is a
      national epidemic of ” BOOT LICKING ” for survival ! You turn to
      any side , you won’t see anything different ! How much courage
      should one have to take not only the COUNTRY but also the
      WHOLE WORLD COMMUNITY for a bunch of milksop ! Maybe in
      his mind , he might be thinking ” why the hell do I worry a damn
      if I’m not going to be the next candidate ? ” He’s capable of doing
      any damage to anyone as long as he sees no meaningful
      resistance !

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    Motions submitted to Parliament Secretary-General seeking to restrict all Ministry Secretaries from accessing Public Funds imply acceptance of the ‘displacer and displaced’ status quo.
    By default this may get into our version of democracy.

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    One of the Thero’s Nationalist-Patriot Hero Vasantha Comedian is Monday in SLFP, Tuesday in UNP, and Wednesday in SLFP…. ……an exact replica of Thero’s theories.
    In October Chandrika described the Old King’s response, for a question by a reporter that if he thinks the dollar exchange is correctly reflecting the strength of rupee, Old King looked right, looked left and looked back, but didn’t answer the question. That is only a thief’s behavior before steal some others property. Continuing on that, Chandrika said he did not answer the question because he doesn’t know the answer.
    Almost one month has passed after illegally taking over the government. The only achievement of Central Bank with in this one month under Old King and Shadow governor Ajith Nivard – the Cabal is having the Lankawe’s many credit ratings downgraded to next lower level by Moody. One reason for the credit rates downgrade is because in the eager to make Modayas to believe that as soon as their Madhya had come to power the Rupee rate improved to Dollar, they hastily watered down the dollar reserve that was built in the last few months of Yahapalanaya government. This made International investors to thinks the loan serving ability of the CB is badly damaged. So they responded by down grading the Lankawe’s credit standing. The ultimate Modaya has hurt the country’s credit rating permanently. This is where the different shows off when an idiot who was robbing the government sitting as King with advice of comedy pieces like Thero, Cabal… and a neoliberal person who was trying to learn something about State Finance and use it. Neoliberal Chandrika had predicted more than one months ago the quagmire that Thero-Cabal clique was about to drive country into, today. Now the Vote on Account is going to come and shoot the dollar beyond Rs200, which many though would happen only by the year end. May be on Nov, 30th Moody’s another rating coming out?

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