20 October, 2020

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US Citizenship And Rajapaksas

By Jagath Asoka

Dr. Jagath Asoka

Dr. Jagath Asoka

If the US embassy in Sri Lanka is going to make a radio announcement tomorrow morning, saying “Apply for Citizenships; first come, first serve; only ten citizenships are available.” Guess what would happen? Gotabaya will find out tonight, and Rajapaksas will start assassinating each other to make the line tomorrow morning at the US embassy. All the cabinet members will be dead before dawn! No revolution needed! All problems are solved. This is not a joke; it will happen; just wait and see!

Before I write this article, I need to thank the commenter called “Bruz.” Bruz, thank you my friend; you are the only one who got it; I just woke up after a nap and read your comment on my previous article; Humor and wisdom are as rare as Kalunika these days, especially among Sri Lankans; I doubt that you live in Sri Lanka, both from your elegant writing style and cohesive presentations of your thoughts and arguments. Please contribute to this website—Colombo Telegraph—and tell us more about you, especially who you are. I genuflect to your wisdom as well as humor. Please see my last paragraph for more on this subject. Bruz, please give us the wonderful privilege of knowing you and entertain us with your humor because I cannot do this alone anymore; I need more help. To use a euphemism in a humorous way: Bruz, please come out of the closet. Professional journalists have inflated egos; an amateur like myself has an ego, too, but just a tiny one, like a tiny ant.

I recommend “And Company,” a very popular Sri Lankan TV show. If you get a chance, watch it, because it is hilarious. These actors and actresses are brilliant; of course, the accolades also go to the producers and directors as well. The day “And Company” shows “Chinthaka Sabapathy (Mahinda Rajapaksa)” and makes fun of him, it would be the first clue that would demonstrate that Sri Lanka has gained its press and media freedom. So, watch it! In “And Company,” they do not even make any allusions to Gotabaya; I can come up with a plethora of names for Gotabaya. If you are interested please let me know; I will even write the script for this role. The epithet “Vitra” would not be a bad one. “And Company,” please give Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe a break; I do not agree with him, but he is somewhat decent, compared to the other clowns. The actor who plays Ranil’s role is excellent, like the rest in that show. It is time to focus on Mahinda and Gotabaya. Come on, are you guys afraid of these charlatans? Some Sri Lanka Teledramas have figured out how to make fun of Mahinda by using people who are pretending to be lunatics; finally, they have figured out how to make fun of these megalomaniacs. It is very clever. Watch the TV drama Suravimana, the last 3 or 4 episodes: Mr. Walisundera, pretending to be a lunatic, making fun of Mahinda, a brilliant move. We need another character called Gotasundera or Podisundara.

Very interesting things are happening in Sri Lanka in every area. As far as kidnapping is concerned, even the CIA and FBI have to come up with new strategies to deal with what is going on in Sri Lanka. For example, Sri Lankans have perfected the method of disappearing people without any evidence; that is why Gotabaya always say “Show us the evidence before you accuse us.” Readers, if you want to know, I will reveal.

“And Company” presented a brilliant episode last week, and showed its viewers what is happening in Sri Lanka. For example, since there is no opposition to challenge Mahinda, Mahinda has created an opposition within the party. So, this group within the UPFA criticizes the government, and they win but they remain within the UPFA. Remember, what I wrote in one of my articles, “Heads I win, Tails you lose.” Mahinda has perfected this game that I used to play in my childhood; in fact, not only Mahinda, Wall Street uses this same game. If you do not understand this trick, “Heads I win, Tails you lose,” please let me know because most of my colleagues who have PHDs do not understand this trick. One of my colleagues, who has a PhD, now works for Ford Motors. He has a PhD in physics. When I played this trick, he had no clue; so, finally I said, “You know that every time we toss a coin, there is a 50% chance; we have played this game twenty times, but you have not won yet, why?” He thought for a while, and with a very serious face of an erudite professor, like Einstein in deep thought, he said, “It has to do with gravity.” Then I said, “I give up, God bless you!” And I left it at that. Even today, he has no clue. It has been over 26 years! And he is a physicist who works for Ford Motor Company!

What is Virgin Mary, who I respect deeply, doing in my article? If you are a devout Catholic, please do not get offended; this following opinion of mine is not personal, just facetious writing. Our popular TV and movie actors and actresses have become female and male prostitutes by prostituting for this current regime. They will turn Virgin Mary into a prostitute, if Virgin Mary were to hang around with these actresses and actors. What a sad situation! Drugs are being imported by our Prime Minister and being distributed by the police. Now and then the police arrest someone like “Andharay,” beat the hell out of him, and our judges send “Andharay,” to prison for six years, with heavy labor for stealing a loaf of bread or a coconut that was lying on the ground; he stole because his children were starving. I know a judge from Galle, from a particular village starting with”Hirim” and ending with “gama,” who has given the maximum punishment to innocent people for petty theft. I would love to slap and undress him with my words when I see him one day. This judge also carries this village’s name as his last name.  Sri Lankan judicial system has become so corrupt that the judges in the US Supreme Court use Sri Lanka as an example where “democracy only in name” is making a mockery out of judicial system. I once heard that an asinine politician of the JHU with a permanent stupid grin on his stupid face in a recent interview on 360 in Sri Lanka say the following: “Look at what is happening in the US; look how corrupt the judicial system in the US; Bill Clinton pardoned 250 murderers on the last day of his presidency!” What a stupid remark by a stupid idiot who is a leader in the JHU! Yes, Bill Clinton pardoned people and that was legal. But Clinton or any other US president has no power to override the decisions made by the US Supreme Court on a daily basis. On the last day of Clinton’s presidency, just once, yes, he pardoned some people.

I am deeply saddened by what is going on in Sri Lanka. I was a student at three different schools in Sri Lanka before I left in 1978: Prince College, Kotahena; Mahanama, Colombo 3; and Nalanda College, Colombo 10. All my teachers always taught all of us not just science, math, and reading but how to become productive citizens and civilized human beings; these teachers worked diligently with enormous love and caring but for pittance; they did God’s work on earth; they were our surrogate parents who guided us and shared their gift of knowledge with us; never got any accolades or rewards; I have kissed their feet so many times as I have done with my parents; what my teachers and parents have given me is priceless; I have to do the same thing with my students and children; that is the only way I can show them my deepest veneration and gratitude. Now, look at what this regime does to these guardian angels—our teachers—of our country. THEY ARE FORCED TO KNEEL DOWN IN FRONT OF THEIR OWN STUDENTS FOR DISCIPLINGING STUDENTS. I THINK ONE OF THESE DAYS THE BUDDHA—THE SUPREME TEACHER OF ALL TEACHERS OF ALL BUDDHISTS—IS GOING TO RESURRECT HIMSELF TO DEAL WITH THESE SONS OF SATAN. Only the Buddha can defeat these sons of Satan, as he did with Mara and his three daughters.

This weekend, I am going to have lunch with Dr. Ranjani De Silva, the lady who introduced me to organic chemistry when I was at Nalalnda; you have to blame her for creating this monster! I have lost my mother, but Dr. Ranjani is the closet that I have, like my mother. There are so many teachers that I have to thank; Mrs. Nissanka, Mr. Senadhira, Mrs. Pasqual, my math teacher, and Mr. Piyasoma; all of them were at Mahanama in early seventies; and Mrs. Mapa who taught me English when I was at Prince College. They were my surrogate parents. And I will never be able to thank them personally; if one of the readers who read this article knows any of these guardian angels please let me know; I would love to give them a call to express my sincere gratitude.

Please read my articles with a sense of humor because that is my mood when I write them, even if it seems to you that I am vicious. I am a prankster, and some of you were fooled by my pranks; will be fooled in the future as well. There is more than what you can see with your eyes; if you do not have a sense of humor, please borrow it, at least, when you read my articles. Do not read my articles with an inflated ego; I am not writing about a particular person, unless I mention their names in my articles; I am not afraid to mention names if you are worthy of my attention. Some of my colleagues get angry because they think that I am writing about them. Remember, what I said about writers: When a writer is born, his or her family and friends die. My remarks are not personal unless I address you by your name; what I am doing is not personal, it is just facetious writing to entertain you. So, if you do not like my sense of humor, please do not read; I would not; if I were you, instead of reading an article of a writer who is an idiot or a writer that you hate deeply,  I would rather play tennis or make love: divine activities. Some people take my writing very seriously instead of reading them as facetious, sarcastic satire. Please tell me why? Listen, everybody, I am writing just for fun, so have fun when you read, instead of having a heart attack. My brain needs a break from my medical and technical writing, so give me a break! Some journalists, scholars, and writers have become just puppets of hate mongers. Do not open that door of hatred even if the Mara or Stan were to give these keys to you; don’t go there; it is taboo. Learn it from the Native Americans: There are certain places where you must never enter, and it also applies to your mind. I like to compare things from disparate fields because I find humor in them; heaven and Sri Lanka (hell for some); love and stupidity; virgins and monsters; angels and demons; Mahinda and Ranil; Gotabaya and Vitra.

I am neither your enemy nor your friend, just a writer who wants to amuse himself; I am not looking for any enemies or new friends. I do not think that I have enemies, just some people who are jealous of what I do for living. I have a very few friends, less than ten that I can always count on; and I am not looking for any new friendships or enemies. I am disinterested in such things, particularly in idiots and hatemongers who ostentatiously display their sanctimonious piety in religion, particularly in Buddhism. The same eyes that they cast on the Buddha, filled with kindness, become red with anger when I comment on their sanctimonious piety; I have seen this in everyone that I know because we are all human after all, not gods, atheists, Buddhists, writers, journalists, Christians, professors, custodians, teachers, presidents, defense secretaries, and Muslims. Those categories are secondary. My writing is a new incarnation of Suralowa Almange Naralowa Holman, one of my most favorite series of newspaper articles. Our Suralowa (Sri Lanka) has turned into a Naralowa (Hell) by a single family who pretend to be devout Sinhala Buddhists. Guess who is the Yama Raja, the Satan?

I know that all of you can undress others with your words, but before we undress others in public with our words, we need to be naked in public; I, on the other hand, would rather adorn people with accolades.

Colombo Telegraph, I have been trying my best to attract not only intelligent readers but also brilliant writers to your website, people like “Bruz.”  I think my strategy is working. I do this for one reason and one reason only: because I am irate; these idiots cannot take our fundamental freedoms, like our freedom of expression away; they can steal our money, but not our freedoms; we are not a nation of what Sri Lankans call euphemistically call “Ponnays.” I think we must get organized and lobby both the Republicans and Democrats to win our freedoms back. Just imagine for a moment, Mahinda or Gotabaya getting a call from President Obama: I would love to be in that room when that happens.

Had I received a hundred dollars for every hour that I spent—the usual hourly pay rate for medical/technical writers here in the US—for writing these articles, I would be a rich man! Believe me, I am not! Only a very few know how poor I am! Most people think that I am very rich because of my life style; I let them think that because it is better than thinking the other way around! Take care of yourself, your family, and your friends. After all that is all you have in this world.

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    ” these idiots cannot take our fundamental freedoms, like our freedom of expression away; they can steal our money, but not our freedoms; we are not a nation of what Sri Lankans call euphemistically call “Ponnays.” “

    hats off….
    but these idiots can make even people Dayan to take 360 degree turn start praising them. -:)

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      Sumith, you are a real idiot like so-called DOCTOR ASOKA. He is just writing shit for fun. He is not a Sri Lankan But mixed ( AWAJATHAKA Lnkan ). PL. dont trust his shit.

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        how do you know he’s mixed ?

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      Dear Dostara Ashoka,
      Great writing Dostara Ashoka, keep up with it. Have you got your writing skill from birth or you developed it after birth?
      You know in Sinhalese we say the same as “Oya Uppathiyen Kaxxyekda, Paase Kaxxyek Wunada?
      Keep up your good wrting.
      You assumed you took all your reads for a ride, How would you know whether readers took you for a ride or not ??’. My last comment, bye…
      Anura

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    Dear J A!
    You say you write just for fun.It means there is nothing serious in what you write, you have no message for your readers and you do not intend to give any message to the readers.If you seriously do not believe in what you write, if you do not have a message, in short if you do not have a mission, I wonder why we should read what you write.
    In case the writer is not serious in what he writes,if he does not believe what he writes he is only misleading his readers.In another words you are giving ropes to your readers.It is very dangerous.
    Is not it an insult to Colombo Telegraph which is on an important mission?
    This is not the time for fun.This country is suffering. A lot of people are starving.We have little democracy here.The country is largely divided on ethnic lines.Tamils and Muslims are frustrated. Religious extremists are posing a serious challenge to the religious harmony we enjoyed until recently.So Mr. Ashoka! please don’t write just for fun.

    This time you have been careful enough not to use imposing English words. It shows that you are humble enough to correct yourself.

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      “Punchisingho” you have clearly summarized the need of the hour, you are dead right! this surely is not a time for jokes. If this rend continues we are all going to suffer untold consequences.

      Mr. Jagat Asoka writes “Had I received a hundred dollars for every hour that I spent—the usual hourly pay rate for medical/technical writers here in the US—for writing these articles, I would be a rich man!”

      I am not sure on what basis JA assumes these are “medical/technical” articles. Unless he is implying his time is worth that much since he is a medical professional.

      Nevertheless I agree with JA on what’s mentioned in the 1st para. I did watch 2 episodes of “And Company” on YouTube it’s funny, but it’s bits and pieces here and there no connections or no message unlike “Puswedilla” which is a class act ! that’s why it got the cut.

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      Well, lets not go overboard I dont think the writer is writing for fun. He is sending a serious massage across. What he meant to say was that he isnt a professional journalist. So he does write in his free time. Lets enchourage him instead.

      Otherwise I am with you. This is no fun at all, we all are suffering in some way or the other in different levels. We seriously, badly, Desperately, frantically & urgently need a change right now.
      This country & its defence, economy, education system, Judiciary & its entire future in wrong hands.

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        I do not think even in my dreams that our plight and current situation in Sri lanka is funny, not at all, but we need to deal with humor! Oterwise we all will end up in Angoda, or our country will be known as Angoda, not Sri Lanka or Ceylon, which I like.

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        well said Omar !

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        Thank you Omar & Doctor Jagath.
        Omar – in your next comment can you please write your mail ID.

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    It is interesting to read your articles with wisdom engrossed with satire. That is a way to reach those souls with an ordinary mind. At times there is verbosity when I had to run to get a Thesorus. Even then I enjoy reading because they are simply readable amidst a plethora of so called articles appearing in the national news papers? please contribute to CT despite idiots calling you an idiot.

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      But what will be the use if those that matter do not comprehend the satire? I think that Dr JA is preparing a platform for eventual avalanche of materials that will go to hart of the issue.

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      Satire?? Total confusion and insult, it in insult even to the word “satire”. Satire should be used to treat these mental patients to purge their ill willed emotions and make them normal people. Not so complex mental illnesses can be cured with satire, but I am not very sure that it is sufficient to the critical patients of this level. The sest would be to consult a Psychiatrist.

      Thanks!

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    Light, entertaining, and refreshing reading. Please write a little more often. Thanks

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    The [Edited out] openshis mouth again1

    Why can’t this fool spare us of his bullshit theories?

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      Jagath@
      It is the nature of a heterogenous forum.
      I find your articles fine. You had asked those who dont like your contents to be away – nevertheless to see flow of disparaging comments are pathetic. Also not WONDER when you just watch what is going on in predominant buddhist folks in the country today.

      Anyway, I believe in god though I am a buddhist. You too belong to that category if my memory is right about your previous articles.
      Sharmini^s, yours and several other articles encouraged me asking more about myself in terms of buddhism that we practise in SL today. So, I found an article on the following link, please check it for you. I never thought today s scientists would ever suggest that, but they now do. (http://www.macroevolution.net/human-origins.html ). If this is believed to be the view of many, so we dont need to be worried about the way some behave on this heterogenous forum ( some are very rude)

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        Thanks; I will check it out.

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      who are this “us” ?

      If you could comprehend his articles (thinking is a hard work) – he repeatedly made it clear if you dont like his writings, no need to even bother…

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      To feed people like you; it is better than what you have been eating all your life: it will improve your brain power and functions! Food for your brain and soul, given freely by Colombo Telegraph! Enjoy, because soon CT will charge a membership fee! Imagine how much money we could make by charging for your comments from people like you! CT, think about my proposition. There are so many brilliant Sri Lankan writers, so forget the pompous festival in Galle for foreign writers, we can have our own party in a dilapidated city where people are being tortured. I guess it is going to be in every city in Sri Lanka.

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        My comments was for RATTAN; first , I thought he was a RAT.

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    Jagath, You have a good grasp of the English language. I hope you take this constructively, but your article is impossible to read as you are unable to string your thoughts together in a sentence to give any cohesive meaning.

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      I play with syntax for fun; I am sorry if I have confused you; try building complex and combined sentences with clauses and phrases, you will get addicted; that is what that has happened to me. I never planned to be a writer, it just happened; it is my vocation and avocation. I think I got it from my parents, but they were ordinary people, not educated but did everything to make sure that I would; it worked only partially.

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    Dr.Jagath, I think one of your teacher [Edited out]
    This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

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      Too bad, seems like you never had teachers! It is not too late to go to school; try adult learning, it works for me. I am still in school; every second of my life!

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        Jagath Asoka, I don’t need any adult education. By the way if you are in Pennsylvania I might visit you one day and then I can make sure that you are not demented or not.

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          Come and meet the agents; better yet just give me your name; and I will do the rest, and visit you; If I want to I can find you even without your name; my writing job is just a facade.

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      noel-jones, if you are living in the US, be careful; you cannot escape after making threats. Your identity is already on records. Just a friendly advice; if you are in SL,you must be a goon. Whereever you are, you will be tracked, so be vigilent! I do not think you have a high school diploma because they teach these things in US high schools, especially nowadays!

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        Jagath Ashoka, What happened man? You get scared? I just said I just want to meet you man. I thought you are a sinhalese. But it seems now that you are an impostor. You don’t need to preach me the laws in USA stupid man. I did the high school about 25 years ago. I think you did your high school few years back. Wonder how you got your Doctorate. I can come to USA anytime I want. BTW keep writing your rag because it makes people laugh.

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    Dr.Jagath Asoka Ph.D

    I am not much educational like you. But I think I am beginning to understand you. You have a good brain though you yourself don’t know what it is up to at times. I think you tried to show you were smart. But the problem was, the words were running ahead of you pulling you along. You were not using words. Words were using you. They were in control. The result was too many words came streaming into your goddam brain and you simply wrote them down. In the meantime you had forgotten why you started to write, what you wanted to say, or even who was doing the bloody writing.

    So your pieces became too long, and more importantly they became even smarter than you could have imagined. Now some really smart, intelligent readers, because they couldn’t understand a damn thing you wrote, thought you must be a genius. Others who were not so bright also couldn’t make any sense, but they simply decided you were just a dumb ass. But you and I only know the joke is on both types of readers.

    However, the hostile reaction of some people made you panic. Somehow you have managed to nicely shape the matter by saying you were only conducting an experiment to test the Sri Lankans’ sense of humour. We are amused.

    Kutti Machan
    With my Naana cum Editor

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      Kutti:

      that is an uproarious response that even Jagath will snigger behind cupped palms

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        Sam, I would love to respond , but I have to work now, I still have to work just like everyone else to pay my bills; I slept only for three hours but now I am fully awake, talk to you later; I have to go to work now. It is 8:16 am in Pennsylvania, and have a wonderful day!

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        Kutti Macran, I will publish the results of my experiment, describe the process, and make conclusions; be partient, please do not spoil my game. I am scared of you. You are throwing a monkey wrench into my experiment and party. Stop commenting! it is not fair! Just be a spectator, not a player and a commuter. It is my misfortune and my luck is running out. My son approves my comment. I respond only to the ones he picks.

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      Wow! I am speechless.

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    All this bravado from thousands of miles away . Just another little man with a big ego .

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      Better than a big man with an ant”s brain!

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        Jagath@
        It is the nature of a heterogenous forum.
        I find your articles fine. You had asked those who dont like your contents to be away – nevertheless to see flow of disparaging comments are pathetic. Also not WONDER when you just watch what is going on in predominant buddhist folks in the country today.

        Anyway, I believe in god though I am a buddhist. You too belong to that category if my memory is right about your previous articles.
        Sharmini^s, yours and several other articles encouraged me asking more about myself in terms of buddhism that we practise in SL today. So, I found an article on the following link, please check it for you. I never thought today s scientists would ever suggest that, but they now do. (http://www.macroevolution.net/human-origins.html ). If this is believed to be the view of many, so we dont need to be worried about the way some behave on this heterogenous forum ( some are very rude)

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    Mr Jagath,

    “..If the US embassy in Sri Lanka is going to make a radio announcement tomorrow morning, saying “Apply for Citizenships; first come, first serve; only ten citizenships are available.” Guess what would happen? Gotabaya will find out tonight, and Rajapaksas will start assassinating each other to make the line tomorrow morning at the US embassy. All the cabinet members will be dead before dawn! No revolution needed! All problems are solved..”

    Hah hah haaa! The best combination of humor with facts in your writings!

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    We love you Dr. Jagath. You are like a rain that showers its blessings in a barren desert that all the small plants and big trees in the desert waiting and waiting for months to see you giving them life by way of the invaluable rain drops needed fro their survival.

    This cursed nation, ever since Banda shit on a silver plate kept laid on a massive table for a Dinner Party that was supposed to be served delicious food. I mean, the bugger introduced the ACT that became the curse ever since and that which is carrying on that curse to the 3rd generation of the population in this country afterwards.

    You’re wonderful Dr. Jagath and pls don’t come to this land as now. Because, the demons are waiting to snuff out your breath for speaking out loud of your mind about the cruelty that was dumped on us by way of electing the ALL TIME SUPER CRIMINALS – MR FAMILY…..

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      Now, this is what I call real humor. It is time for me to go to bed; I have been working, but I learnt something from you; I am not sure whether the readers would get this; i read it twice before i started laughing, and am still laughing! Thx.

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        Thank you Dr. Jagath for enjoying my outpouring anger presented in an appealing manner to the intellectually and sarcastically doped person like you.

        I never thought that it might trigger anyone’s orthodontic alignment to go awry. I also, laughed at first to my own comments but happy that it caught your attention.

        an extension to Banda’s political skulduggery in shitting on the silver plate…

        just picture the secene in your mind of Banda climbing up onto the Dinner table and squatting on the silver plate with his white sarong upping and releasing the yellow boogie (Sinhala Only Act) in 1956 and allowing that shit to remain on the same plate for 58 years stinking and plaguing the locality upto to the present day…..

        This is the plate the Brits offered us on a clean bill of health record for us to consume GOOD FOOD and be healthy and be prosperous and grow into adulthood.

        What did he do after all????? He did a SHIT JOB as PM in 1956.

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      dubali Sheik, whenever I want to laugh I am going to read your comment; it is too bad that my son cannot understand this. When he comes home after school, he picks certain comments and I respond; soon, I am going to give this job to him. Looking froward to this kind of humor; a lot of intelligent and witty people; I was wrong; Sri Lankans still have a good sense of humor; I have been away too long.

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    I get it that you are not living in Sri Lanka, but I don’t understand why you don’t have any plans to visit Sri Lanka anytime soon; not even to say Hi to a few of your old teachers?

    And, what’s with shaking the tight rope these teledrama people are walking on?

    There can’t be that many Sri Lankans with a PhD working at Ford Motors that knows you. It must be painful to be your friend, cause they’ll never know when they’ll be undressed in public just to expound a point. “I am not writing about a particular person, unless I mention their names” YEAH RIGHT!

    “I am … just a writer who wants to amuse himself”; he he he, you’ve found one heck of a way to amuse yourself there. Have you tried amusing yourself in the middle of Central Park and see how that goes?

    “I, on the other hand, would rather adorn people with accolades.” You are a curious one…

    Putting my sharp tongue aside, I do admire you for trying something different, to keep the freedom of expression alive, instead of just reiterating what is wrong with Sri Lanka. Well everybody knows what is wrong; just that nobody seems to know that to do about it.

    P.S. If you are earning hundred dollars and hour and still not rich, its time you go see a doctor; being so close to Wall Street doesn’t seem to have helped. You being so enlightened an all, why do you want to let people think that you are rich? You ARE a curious one!!!

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      I do not talk about my friends; they are sacred; I just talk about people that I know because I cannot talk about people that I do not know; I talk about Mahinda and Gotabaya; I don”t know them. See how complicated things can get; if I were to talk about my real friends I would say only good things; my real friends have done a lot of bad things and they would end up in Prison if I were to talk about them; Also I say very good things about people who even use pseudo names; I sometimes don”t say anything about people who use pseudo names to say very nasty things about me. I respect everyone”s freedom of speech; as I said, there is more to every thing than you can see and hear; things are not always black and white. Things are not pure and impure; things are things, and people are people, and people are also things; I am going to stop because my conversations never end, unless I stop them. Thanks.

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    I have been reading Dr. Jagath’s articles with keen interest. Glad and thank God to yet see quite a few Sri Lankans with a backbone! The challenge is to devise a mechanism so that the masses will get to know the truth. Thank you Dr. and God bless you to keep going.

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    Jagath:

    As I have mentioned in one of my previous posts, the gravitas in your pieces you intelligently veil with vinegary humor and to combine mordant humor with social commentary without being didactic is a sign of intelligence.

    For those who fail to see the carapace of humor in your articles are as humorless as chicken.

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      samuel,I will use your comment in my next article,

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    Jagath Asoka. You better give CT readers a break because you write voluminous rubbish and write too often. Take a rest for three months and then learn to write short and sweet. Dealing with mental patients as you do has given you some mad irritation that makes you jibe at others with vicious poison

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    In the event of such an offer being made by the US embassy, almost 75 % of the population will flock at its gates and in the ensuing stampede the Rajapakse clan and government will be buried! The desire to leave this emerging miracle of Asia is overwhelming and cuts across ethnicity and religious affiliation.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      I think the comments that people make are much better and funnier than my articles!

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      I will give up when you give up; I am going to write until you go nuts!

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        it is jagath asoka who is going nuts, berserk, now.

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    Jagath ASOKA

    and his colleagues has identified the KEY TARGETS to destroy Sri LANKAN BUDDHISM.

    So, one day he writes against buddhism. The next day he wrties against Rajapakses.

    Even when he writes about buddhism he does not forget to mix rajapakses there.

    ACTUALLY, YOU ARE GIVING GOOD POPULARITY TO RAJAPAKSES IN SRI LANKA.

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    This man Jagath Asoka Phd and living abroad is [Edited out]

    Its very easy to criticize SL governance from foreign soil. He should stop writing and be here, elect himself to public office and DELIVER.

    In this part of the world, to be in power you have to be a dictator, abuser of the law but carry all that with a human face. Accept it, be in Sri Lanka and be a politician for one year you’ll be the same to sustain competition from the opposition!

    Rather glorifying his ‘education’ and self ego, and treating our politicians (whichever divide govt or opposition) as USELESS Jagath should show us an alternative or SHUTUP.

    Our political lot may have shortcomings in democratic parlance Or NGO garb, but majority people eat drink work and sleep without bombs. There may be corruption but infrastructure development that will be used for the next half a century is seen. There may be injustice all over in Government but so is in the Private sector and the so called developed West. BUT LIFE IN SRI LANKA GOES ON.

    Human rights, Good governance, Social equity, Gender equality, Minority aspirations… all these have never ending benchmarks and is subjective. Jagath and his followers should understand that arm chair criticism / fun writing has limits. If you have chosen to be abroad just enjoy the living overseas and do not stir our minds in Sri Lanka.

    Finally a word to CT. Pls do not publish this man’s [Edited out]

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      Alternative: Change your feudal way of thinking like a slave.Very simple, but not for people like you.

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        Slavery is honorable and focused. With your ‘liberal’ life & thinking you build hypothetical scenarios(like the US Embassy story here) and punch all. You still believe you’re Dr. Right Knowall !?

        I rest my case. You have no alternative other than day-dreaming of ‘if I were the President all will be hunky dory’.

        CT – I have better things to do and said what I want say about this [Edited out]

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          Chan

          I think Jagath should finad another forum to discuss each episode of the comedy And Company and discuss all his dry sense of humour like if US embassy provide visa and the Rajapakse stampede.

          I am sure Jagath was first in the que when he applied for his US citizenship.

          CT – this is not a comedy forum.Can we have some serious topis or only post actual news items/invetigtive journalim.

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          Chan you are bloody Ignorant so and so.

          Who says Slavery is Honest try telling that to the Blacks in the US. It is insulting to the race at the receiving end you idiot Certainly it is focused yes on the Blacks.

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    Hey Jagath boy! Reading your unending string of incoherent lines it is clear you have gone nuts long ago. Hidden in your feigned humour is a deep intolerance to opposite opinion and this is dangerous for your types.
    Call the ambulance!

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      Wait, it is just the beginning; an ambulace is parked in front of your house; open the window; do you see it? if you do not see, do not believe what you see. It happened to me the moment i came to this world. Stop reading my articles if you need peace in your life. Take my advice before it is too late.

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    it seems you do not read other articles and comments here on CT …but obsessed with your own verbal diahorrea…

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    Hey Jagath My Man ,

    How is it going? hope you had some good night sleep ! Machang you are a breath of fresh air for this esteemed forum , keep writing , don’t respond to those losers , just ignore ! Majority of readers appreciate your sincere effort.

    Best Regards

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    A couple of sentences into reading his first paragraph, doesnt take a guy with a PHD to see that this man is writing rubbish!

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    Please use time for something useful…

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    Dr.Asoka,

    I thought you are cleverer than this. Certainly King Mahintha is not Stupid. With the next round of UNHCR meeting only two months away and the USA having openly declared her intention to call for a UN inquiry MR will think this is a Trap Set by USA to lure him to catch him.
    So I am afraid MR is not going anywhere near US Embassy and he is staying put in Temple Trees until TNA (After a change at the Top In India) arrive after the UNHCR resolution to take him to the HAUGE.

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    “I just woke up after nap ” ha! ha! ha! not from the dead and not from a coma. Go back to sleep and stop writing crap.

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    I end up reading two paragraphs. It is boring.

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