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US-SL Draft SOFA Reveals American Plan To Turn SL Into Military Colony But Mangala Says ‘No Danger’

The draft copy of the ‘Status of Forces Agreement’ indicates a deep rooted plan by the U.S. to turn Sri Lanka into an American military colony.

U.S. troops | File photo

The full text of the five page SOFA draft – which the Americans now also call the Visiting Forces Agreement to mislead locals – has been obtained by the Sunday Times and published in full.

The text reveals incriminating details of demands made by the U.S. to accommodate their military forces and the free movement and passage for military personnel, vessels and aircraft in Sri Lankan territory.

It also raises many questions regarding the U.S. agenda for Sri Lanka and raises serious doubts on the assurances given by U.S. Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz that a U.S. military base would not be established in the country.

One of the agreement clauses specifically refers to waiving off of regulations or conditions for contracting material, equipment and supplies for services including constructions that are to be ‘furnished and undertaken in Sri Lanka’.

What constructions the American military seek to undertake in Sri Lanka, has not been clarified yet.

Among the other demands that pose serious issues for national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity, is the demand to waive off criminal jurisdiction over U.S. personnel while in Sri Lanka, free exit and movement within the territory of Sri Lanka and the use of radio spectrum in the country.

The clause to waive off Sri Lankan criminal jurisdiction over US troops on Lankan territory has however been objected to and rejected by Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana during the recent U.S – SL partnership dialog. During a debate over the SOFA in Parliament, Minister Lakshman Kiriella also assured it has not been agreed upon and will be amended.

Outspoken Minister Mangala Samaraweera who is named as a party who pushed the SOFA signing forward without consultation of the Defense Ministry, at a press conference last week continues to assure the agreement poses no danger and instead warns the delay to move forward with the signing, could lose economic benefits and major job opportunities for Sri Lanka.

Among others who support SOFA are those who claim of possible loss of economic benefits, by being ‘unwelcoming’ of U.S. troops.

This however is a grossly misleading statement, given that demands made in the draft SOFA call for due payments including landing fees, port fees, pilotage charges, literage, harbour fees, payment of navigation, overflight and terminal charges, taxes, tolls and similar charges at Ports, Airports and other facilities to be waived off.

In cases where they may be settled by the U.S. Department of Defense – the agreement demands the charges be no more than what is paid by the Sri Lankan military.

This is much like the claim made by the U.S. Embassy in 2017 when the USS Nimitz visited Sri Lanka and the Mission claimed the visit would approximately add Rs. 1.5 billion to the Sri Lankan economy.

Fact is not a single U.S. military personnel from the Nimitz aircraft carrier actually came on shore and engaged in ‘local economy boosting’. The troops did not come on shore claiming ‘logistical issues’ while the aircraft carrier was seen in the distant horizon throughout the duration of its visit to Sri Lanka.

The agreement also calls for exemptions from any inspections, licenses, customs duties, taxes and other restrictions or charges assessed within Sri Lanka as well as freedom from boarding and inspection, which means no local law enforcement or military authority including Sri Lanka Navy or Coastguard would have a say in U.S. military vessels or their troops nor be subjected to local laws while in Sri Lankan territory.

Below is the full text of the draft SOFA as published in the Sunday Times:

28TH August 2018

(1) The Embassy of the United States of America presents its compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and has the honour to refer to recent discussions between representatives of our two Governments regarding issues related to United States (U.S) military and civilian personnel identified as members of the U.S Department of Defence, respectively, hereafter referred to collectively as U.S. personnel) and U.S. contractors (defined as non-Sri Lankan companies and firms, and their employees who are not nationals of Sri Lanka, under contract to the U.S. Department of Defence who may be temporarily present in Sri Lanka in connection with ship visits, training, exercises, humanitarian activities, and other activities mutually agreed. Companies and firms, and their employees, not under contract with the U.S. Department of Defence shall not receive any privileges and exempt under this Agreement.

(2) As a result of these discussions, the Embassy proposes that U.S. personnel be accorded the privileges, exemptions, and immunities equivalent to those accorded to the administrative and technical staff of a diplomatic mission under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of April 18, 1961, that U.S. personnel may enter and exit Sri Lanka with U.S. identification and with collective movement or individual travel orders; that Sri Lanka shall accept as valid all professional licenses issued by United States, its political subdivisions, or States thereof to U.S. Personnel for the provision of services to authorised personnel, and that Sri Lankan authorities shall accept as valid, without a driving test or fee, driving licences or permits issued by the appropriate U.S. authorities to U.S. Personnel for the operation of vehicles. The Embassy further proposes that the U.S. personnel be authorised to wear uniforms while performing official duties and to carry arms while on duty if authorised to do so by their orders.

(3) The Government of Sri Lanka recognizes the particular importance of disciplinary control by U.S. Armed Forces authorities over U.S. personnel and, therefore, authorizes the Government of the United States to exercise criminal jurisdiction over U.S. personnel while in Sri Lanka.

(4) The Embassy further proposes that the U.S. Department of Defence and U.S. personnel shall not be liable to pay any tax or similar charge assessed within Sri Lanka. The Government of the United States of America and Sri Lanka shall co-operate to take such measures as may be necessary to ensure the security and protection of U.S. personnel property, equipment, records, and official information in Sri Lanka. Such importation, exportation, and use shall be exempt from any inspection, license, other restrictions, customs duties, taxes or any other changes assessed within Sri Lanka.The Governments of the United States of America and Sri Lanka shall co—operate to take such measures as may be necessary to ensure the security and protection of US personnel, property, equipment, records, and official information in Sri Lanka.

(5) The Embassy proposes that vessels and vehicles operated by or, at the time, exclusively for the US. Department of Defence may either, exit, and move freely within the territory of Sri Lanka, and that such vehicles (whether self-propelled or towed) shall be exempt from payment of overland transit tolls. Vessels and aircraft owned or operated by or, at the time, exclusively for the U.S. Department of Defence shall not be subject to the payment of landing fees, or port fees, pilotage charges, lighterage, and harbour dues at facilities owned and operated by the Government of Sri Lanka. Aircraft owned and operated by or, at the time, exclusively for the U.S. Department of Defence shall not be subject to the payment of navigation, overflight, terminal or similar charges when in the territory of Sri Lanka. The U.S. Department of Defence shall pay reasonable charges for services requested and received at rates no less favourable than those paid by the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka. Aircraft and vessels of the U.S. Government shall be free from boarding and inspection.

(6) The Embassy also proposes that the U.S. Department of Defence may contract for any material, supplies, equipment, and services (including construction) to be furnished or undertaken in Sri Lanka without restriction as to choose of contractor, supplier, or person who provides such material and supplies, equipment or services. Such contracts shall be solicited, awarded and administered in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Government of the United States of America. Acquisition of articles and services in Sri Lanka by or on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defence in connection with activities under this Agreement shall not be subject to any taxes or similar charges in
Sri Lanka.

(7) The Embassy further proposes that U.S. contractors shall not be liable to pay any tax or similar charge assessed within Sri Lanka in connection with activities under this Agreement and that such contractors may import into, export out of, and use Sri Lanka any personal property, equipment, supplies, material, technology training, or services in the fulfilment of contracts with the U.S. Department of Defence in connection with activities under this Agreement. Such important, exportation, and use shall be exempt from any licence, or other restrictions, customs duties, taxes, or any other charges assessed within Sri Lanka.

(8) The Embassy proposes that U.S. contractors shall be granted the same treatment as U.S. personnel with respect to professional and driver’s licences.

(9) The Embassy proposes that U.S. personnel shall have freedom of movement and access to and use of mutually agreed transportation, storage, training, and other facilities required in connection with activities under this Agreement.

(10) The Government of Sri Lanka recognizes that it may be necessary for the U.S. Armed Forces to use the radio spectrum. The US Department of Defence shall be allowed to operate its own telecommunication systems (as telecommunication is defined in the 1992 Constitution and Convention of the International Telecommunication Union). This shall include the right to utilize such means and services as required to ensure full ability to operate telecommunication systems. Use of the radio spectrum shall be free of cost to the U.S. Government.

(11) The Embassy proposes that the parties waive any and all claims (other than contractual claims) against each other for damages to, loss of, or destruction of the other’s property or injury or death to personnel of either Party’s armed forces or their civilian personnel arising out of the performance of their official duties in connection with activities under this Agreement. Claims by third parties for damages or loss caused by U.S. personnel shall be resolved by the U.S. Government in accordance with U.S. laws and regulations.

(12) Further, the Embassy proposes that this Agreement, upon its entry into force, shall supersede the Agreement regarding the status of U.S. military personnel and civilian employees of the Department of Defence who may be present in Sri Lanka for exercises or other official duties, effected by exchange of notes at Colombo, February 9 and May 16, 1995, which entered into force May 16, 1995.

(13) Finally, the Embassy proposes further that our two governments, or their designated representatives, may enter into implementing arrangements to carry out the provisions of this Agreement.

(14) If the foregoing is acceptable to the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, the Embassy proposes that this note, together with the Ministry’s reply to that effect, shall constitute an agreement between the two Governments, which shall enter into force on the date of the Ministry’s reply.

(15) The Embassy of the United States of America avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka the assurance of its highest consideration.

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  • 15
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    Sri Lanka will be called either THAHITI or Puertorico. Sri Lanka’s former Permanent representative of United Nations has told completely the opposite in comparison to the Lingerie designer who hates Sinhala people.

    • 12
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      CT,

      What a bad deal for the Current Paras Illegally occupying the land of Native Veddda Aethho, to invites another set of Paras, where none of the current Paras Laws and protections apply.

      This is called prostitution of the Land to a new set of Paras, by the current set of Paras , so that new set of Paras, Americans, can turn the land into a theater of war, in their hegemony dispute with the Chinese Paras,

      No wonder, the current set of Paras, Para-Sinhala, mean IQ 79 , is no match for the new set of Paras, Americans, mean IQ 99, and Chinese, mean IQ 106.

      Para-Sinhala Para-Buddhism with monks running amok, seem to have turned the Para-Sinhala to be idiots. Was the original meaning of idiot, blind?

      Do the current set of Paras need new set of Paras? Aren’t they destroying the Land of Native Veddah Aethho on their own since independence in 1948?

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      CT,

      How stupid are the Para-Sinhala in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho? Can they learn from others?

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/israel-saudi-arabia-abu-dhabi-dubai-pushing-america-to-military-action-donald-blinked/

      How can the Para-Sinhala learn from the others, when they have not yet learned Buddhism after 2,300 years?

      • 13
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        Lanka is better off without Rajapakses’ Chinese, Ranil’s Indians and Gota’s/whoever’s Yankees.

        Lanka is better off without any outsiders’ presence.

        But to hell with all the outsiders ……….. no outsider is responsible for the mess the country is in today.

        Our own leaders since independence and our own politicians supported and voted-in by our own people got us in to this mess.

        Why blame outsiders when our own and we ourselves are the best at destroying our own country?

        How much more worse will the presence of the Yankees or any other outsiders make than it is already?

        Is there anything left to save?

        I say, export the Rajapakses, Sirisenas, Ranils, Cardinals, Mahanayakes, …………. and bring in the Yankees, Chinese, Indians, Pygmies, Aborigines, Eskimos, …………..

        Things can’t get any worse; only better!

        Man, we are at rock bottom ……… don’t ye get it?

        • 11
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          nimal fernando

          “Lanka is better off without any outsiders’ presence.”

          I have been telling this for many many years.
          The problem is how to evict all those outsiders (21 Millions of them) out of this island without a shot being fired.

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          “But to hell with all the outsiders ……….. no outsider is responsible for the mess the country is in today”
          Talk about something know about man…….. just because comment is free here don’t come up with theories you don’t really understand and that goes for veddhas too.

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            “Talk about something know about man”

            Nak,

            Soreeee to have hurt your delicate feelins, buddy!

            Just don’t throw out innuendos …….. lay out your theory how outsiders ruined Lanka and not our own. Then just watch me destroy your arguments/points line by line. :))

            And let the readers decide who knows what!

            I know ye type ……. you’ll run away and won’t take up the challenge! :)))

            Now, c’mon ……….dont go silent on me; just even say boo.

    • 11
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      It was the Special Operations Forces (SOF), a powerful clandestine operation of the US govt . that owns and operates IS that organized the Easter Sunday Carnage with its murderous Saudi proxy, to distract and cause religious violence by weaponizing Islam and Buddhism in Sri Lanka, in the hope of signing SOFA purportedly to do counter terrorism when everyone was distracted with IS-SOF terrorism/
      The CIA and FBI were in Sri Lanka before the Easter crime, to cover up the evidence and have taken the phones of the bombers and also there is no report on the money flow. We need to know what was on those phones and a report on the funders of the group based on analysis of their bank accounts
      US puppet Bondscam Ranil and Mangala must be impeached. The US has bought these butterflies with all the LGBTQ rights rhetoric which were also sold to the Colombo USAID EU and NATO funded NGO circus and the saree ladies who came out to protect Ranil during the Sira – Mahinda Jarapass coup! Miracle of Modayas indeed.

      The diab

      • 6
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        SOF is operating in Sri Lanka at this time and de-stablizing the country as the burning down of the Kalametiya Fisheries harbour shows.

        There is mounting evidence that the FBI and CIA have destroyed the evidence on the Easter carnage to cover up its tracks and finger prints on the Easter crime.

        While the Ranil-Mangala butterfly network are trying to sell SOFA to the public, US citizens Gota and Basil Jarapassa show trial of Gota with the PSC investigation are attempts to distract from the mounting evidence that the FBI and CIA have destroyed the evidence on the Easter carnage to cover up the US tracks .

        The attack and burning down of the Kalamatiya harbour in the south of Sri Lanka on the day that pompous Pompeo aborted his trip to sign SOFA was revenge from that failure of Sri Lanka to agree to SOFA.
        Now the US and its France-EU and Japan-ADB partners in Crime will offer all assistance to the corrupt fisheries Ministry to “reconstruct” the Kalametiya harbour and do reconnaissance for sub-marine landings.
        Although SOFA has not been signed US SOF is operating in Sri Lanka and is set to escalate its de-stablization activities with the planned 150 strong invasion by the US fake Peace Corps.
        The fake Peace Corp army in Sri lanka will be part of the SOF with the same tax free impunity to violate Sri Lanka’s soveriengty.

        US puppets bondscam Ranil and Mangala, Ameria’s hand picked neoliberal butterflies to ruin or rule Sri Lanka must be impeached immediately for high treason and grand larceny.

  • 21
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    South and West for Greater China,
    North and East for America.
    At least there will be peace
    We can’t allow North East merger but we are ready to offer this cursed land to foreigners on silver plate.
    Cheers,

    • 25
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      The Americans running the country could hardly be worse than rule by the 225 jokers we have now.
      Since the treaty is reciprocal, anybody who wants to migrate to USA has only to join the forces and get on a plane. No passport or visa required! It isn’t all doom and gloom.
      Look at the bright side, people!

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        Old codger

        “Since the treaty is reciprocal, anybody who wants to migrate to USA has only to join the forces and get on a plane. No passport or visa required! It isn’t all doom and gloom.”

        Are you sure?
        Does USA have 21 Million vacancies and no limit on upper age in its armed forces?

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          Native,
          Sri Lankan forces. According to the agreement, SL too can send it’s troops to the US without passports.

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            OC
            According to the agreement, SL too can send it’s troops to the US without passports.”
            To serve what end?

      • 7
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        The US war machine generates massive environmental pollution globally. The carbon foot print and energy consumption of the US military machine and bases globally is a massive environmental disaster.
        SOFA and machinations will destroy Lanka’s fragile environmental security which is already under treat with global warming. US has been causing oil spills and marine environment disasters.
        SOFA and MCC COmpact must be opposed at all costs, even if US threatens trade sanctions on Sri Lanka to stop exports to US.
        A lot of fake trade figures claiming that US buys lots of Lankan products have been generated as if the Lankan economy will crash if US GSP is withdrawn. GSP is a scam to control terms of trade and tell Lankan Manufactures not to buy cheap Chinese textile etc.
        Fictional trade figures are being used from the US and World Bank and IMF Washington consensus to threaten Lanka with an ECONOMIC WAR as if the SOF Easter carnage was not enough in order get SOFA signed. US should be asked to get out of Sri Lanka and shut down the embassy.

        Also, Ravi K blocking the reconstruction of the oil pipeline from the port to Kollonawa is to enable US to take control of the energy supply after causing a disaster.

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          Damn fact.
          This ‘mongal boooruwa’ is taxing us on carbon emissions while holding both hands up for US forces to come here and pollute for free.
          The real problem is that there are bloody fools who don’t see the danger even if it is poked in their eyes.

      • 2
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        OC
        There is no bright side to a cloud in a new moon night sky.
        Some devious nocturnal creatures may relish the prospect.

  • 30
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    This agreement is the stepping stone to the future.
    Look at all the countries where the USA has bases or has interests, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Australia, Bahrain, Philippines, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Kuwait, Qatar…
    Which of these countries is in distress? Which of them is oppressed? On the contrary they are in fact doing very well.
    A US military agreement would put Sri Lanka on the path to many positive things.
    1. US presense would encourage their investors to invest in Sri Lanka without fear. Presently they are looking for alternatives to China and south east Asia to invest in.
    2. It would enhance the demand on our local service industry. Logistics, supplies, support services, food, etc would be in demand.
    3. Local component of jobs would be needed. That will drive the job market.
    4. Any form of terrorism particularly ISIS based plans for inclusion of Sri Lanka in their caliphate will stop. Anyone who wants to poke into Sri Lankan matters will back off.
    5. China’s influence in SL will diminish. There is hardly any example of a country where China went in that prospered. Instead most countries where China went ended up in worst conditions.
    6. With a US base, western tourists will come in numbers. Western tourists are the choice visitors to Sti Lanka because of their spending power.
    7. US troops stationed in Sri Lanka will also become consumers. Very good for local restaurants, shops, etc.
    8. If there is a base, US would definitely pay for the usage of facilities. Unlike china which finds devious means and loopholes to exploit and creep in without the host even realizing it. Example what happened in Hambanthota harbour.
    9. US presence will repel Chinas unwanted influence and hold in Sri Lanka. Their plans to use Sri Lanka practically for free will be unllified.

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      Gemini Cricket
      Unllified?
      I am a bit thick to understand the word, is it a U.S. Ku Klux Klan Mantra to repel China.
      Kindly let me know the meaning for it.
      Also what do you think about U.S. President Trump’s famous wall to prevent ragged poor Mexicans diluting with the American people?
      Heard the recent case about the Mexican father and toddler drowning in the Rio Grande river?

    • 12
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      where did you got your stupid list?

      Japan: mothly protests against American base in Okinava and number of rapes by Us soldiers has led to no justice,

      Germany: Has US military as a post ww2 agreement as Germany lost.

      Bahrain: poor middle east country where people protests againsat the ruling dictators every other day and get killed for that.
      , Philippines: the most stupid example: millions of drug addicts, fatherless children from American soldiers, part of the country is under ISIS control and they are demanding US out completely.

      Spain” one of the most poorest countries in Europe and is facing breaking of its territory.,

      Saudi Arabia” only a idiot would show saudi as a good example for any thing,
      Italy” No US military bases there
      Kuwait &, Qatar: ridiculous that you even think these two jokes of countries can be compared to Sri Lanka.

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        sanka chandima abayawardena – “Kuwait &, Qatar: ridiculous that you even think these two jokes of countries can be compared to Sri Lanka” – God bless Sri Lankans who are still frogs-in-the-well.
        .
        Bro, these 2 countries are wealthy nations which is like god gifted, not my point here. But these 2 nations and their rulers know how to manage their god gifted-wealth, and make sure it is enjoyed by every citizen, and offer a bit to the poor nations by providing job opportunities. SL too became so rich over night for few days due to tsunamis funds poured in from everywhere. Did that money reach to the real victims of tsunami at least? So Kuwaitis & Qataris are doing something very tough that Sri Lankans can’t do (even if we have oil and gas) and you say they are jokes, is the best joke !!!

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        Chandima,
        Kuwait &, Qatar: ridiculous that you even think these two jokes of countries can be compared to Sri Lanka.,
        But they are good enough for your female relatives to work in?

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      Gamini Cricket: they even have the GALAPAGOS Islands because Venezuela is near by and RUssia is inside the Venezuela. I heard, UN say, That is a definitely, NO, NO”.

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      Gamini Cricket:
      .
      “1. US presense would encourage their investors to invest in Sri Lanka without fear.”

      Having US base next China itself is a good reason for investors to stay away.
      .
      “4. Any form of terrorism particularly ISIS based plans for inclusion of Sri Lanka in their caliphate will stop. Anyone who wants to poke into Sri Lankan matters will back off.”

      How many countries with US base didn’t have IS threats or attacks? And US is putting up a base not to give security to SL or locals.
      .
      “9. US presence will repel Chinas unwanted influence and hold in Sri Lanka. Their plans to use Sri Lanka practically for free will be unllified.”

      To avoid China’s hold is SL, we are inviting another shark to get hold of SL. Isn’t there a better way of keeping China away?
      .
      Rest of the benefits look petty compared to sovereignty!

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      Gemini Cricket,
      *
      1. USA is not going to spend time, money, and effort to set up shop on our beloved Motherland, without some Return on Investment.
      *
      2. “Containing-Threat-of-China-in-the-Region-via-Lanka” factor, will not bring much R.O.I. from Sri Lanka; projected 10-year profits from the Region, minus China, is yet unsure. And they are not got to reward us for merely kicking out China.
      *
      3. Therefore it will be rampant Capitalist interaction with Giant India (via Tamil Nadu), replete with the land bridge, to satisfy USA R.O.I.
      *
      4. Only possible way with US boots-on-the-ground, is greater Lankan socialism via Gotabaya, where we will utilize any American hand-outs with greatest of wisdom, and thereby also solidify our sovereignty.
      *
      4. One thing is certain: We cannot trust a Tamailan (or otherwise) separatist like you.
      *
      5. I anticipate your usual potty-condition retaliation, in place of intelligent debate.

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        When we have people like Gemini cricket,Nimal Fernando,Veddha ect. we don’t really need the US forces here they will do job for them!

    • 12
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      I agree with the view of Gemini Cricket on this. The country heard this same bullshit sovereignty story at the time the British were asked to leave the Trincomalee Naval base in the Fifties with the loss of thousands of local civilian jobs. And our patriotic politicians did sweet nothing thereafter. They left the valuable oil tanks and the people to dry. If the naval base was allowed to be operated by the British with its attendant employment benefits the country could have avoided the terrorist problems in those areas. This was another stupid ‘Banda’ idea and we seem to be making the same mistake again..

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      Gamini Cricket: Other advantages of signing SOFA will be Thun-Sinhale will be able to stop migration of Muslim terrorists from Myanmar, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Turkey etc.,. Because they do not like Americans. Sri lankan Navy will be able to get much needed experience by fighting against Chinese Navy or Russian Navy (LTTE tactics are the best. go fast in their dinghies). Old Metal collecting – Tamils will establish a rich Tamil nation all with Old rusty Air force – shot down fighter jets. Muslims will be silent for ever because of the terrorist fear. The New military tourists also will buy lot of stuff and pay in Srilankan rupees saying we have lot of these in our storage.

    • 8
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      There is nothing on economic benefits for Sri Lanka in the agreement only strategic military benefits for USA for military domination of the region to block China. Sri Lankan’s will have to only throw stones at the occupying U.S. forces like what Palestinians do against occupying Israelis to show their protests.

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      GC
      Have you checked with the Japanese about Okinawa?
      The Koreans about obstacles to reunification?
      The US has no economic clout now, nor does it have political influence the way it did a decade ago. All it has is gunboats and jackboots.
      China is a convenient excuse to mess around here.
      *
      The game has changed.
      Can you name a country which has done badly because of Chinese ties?
      Whatever China’s intentions, most Africans and Latin Americans are happy with them. Much happier than with the US.

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    Given the islands proximity to India and the emerging challenges to India’s objective of becoming the regional power strategically dominating the Indian Ocean while economically dominating the regions of the IOR-ARC, SAARC, BIMSTEC and ANTARCTICA; and the fact that the island is under pressure from China seeking the utility of the island as a base for its nuclear submarines potentially blocking the movement of resources across the Indian ocean, by using the debt burden it has placed upon the islands economy as a lever of strategic power that it has used effectively to enter and occupy the islands ports of Hambantota and Colombo, calls for strategic responses aimed at preserving and strengthening the islands sovereignty and resisting Chinese dominance and possible Indian annexation in response to an increasing Chinese presence.

    The best way in which to counter this Chinese occupation and balance the strategic advantage it has gained while at the same time rendering Indian annexation in response unnecessary is through the institution of an Indian Ocean Treaty Organization with the objective of ensuring free movement through the Indian ocean to all member states by counterbalancing the Chinese presence on the island with that of a dynamic structurally supported mixed multi national presence consisting of all member states of the IOTO.

    The proposed terms and conditions of this multi national presence cannot be published within the 300 word limit imposed by this publication and hence will have to be made available through other channels to any interested parties. Such terms and conditions will ensure that this multi national presence will strengthen and not in any way weaken the islands sovereignty and shall specify processes to be followed in the event of the breach or an attempt of or threat to breach any of such conditions by any state.

    • 12
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      Nirmalan Dhas

      Chinese menace is Hindia’s problem, not ours.
      Why don’t you let the Hindians do the worrying?
      Even if Chinese threat is real as little islanders what can this island do about it?
      Remember we are not the keepers of Hindian chastity or sanctity.

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        Native,

        Unfortunately, India’s problem becomes ours. Witness recent history. I like the American presence. It counters China and the Buddhist monk.

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      “…the fact that the island is under pressure from China seeking the utility of the island as a base for its nuclear submarines…”
      *
      A FACT will have evidence to substantiate it.

  • 13
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    This is really ominous. And what is in all those annexures that havent been translated into Sinhala which even key official in SL need nowadays? Mangala Samaraweera, what are you letting Sri Lanka in for? Who will vote for you now?

    • 9
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      Manel Fonseka

      It was the foremost patriot and American citizen Gota who first signed the initial agreement in 2007 while his brother was ruling this island. with iron fist. Gota being an American citizen was looking after American interest yet he finds everyone else is a threat to this island.

      When the initial agreement was signed Gota’s supporters were focussing only on how to kill Tamils, destroy LTTE, ….. capture Tamils’ privately owned land, how to weaken them, …. … than what he was betraying behind the nationalist appearance.

      His deceptive public facade masked his betrayal.

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      Yes. It is ominous. The struggle between civilization and savagery is coming our way.

      Civilization in its current form includes constitutional governance through rule of law based on the doctrine of human rights, humanitarian law and all global conventions with the objectives of defending strengthening and increasing the freedom of the individual and the transformation of the global civilization of the species Homo sapiens into a sustainable and resilient one based on inclusion and the de-linking of access to commodities technologies resources and services from access to wages through the provision of free access to survival and support systems as well as the acceptance of the network as a legitimate principle of cellular organizational structuring.

      Please do not read this to mean that the USA is the font of civilization; it is not. Its strength at the moment is its success at generating a certain type of technology which though immensely destructive is now being guided towards both resilience as well as sustainability by those who are dedicated to “Civilization’ as described above. To them the USA is just another player whose ambitions can be harnessed towards the achievement of their objectives.

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    Prior to advanced information of the terrorist attack there was no action to stop the attack, The American military will stop such attack that what , Mangala Says ‘No Danger and military presents is to stop danger. the presence to be used to be useful

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      rbh
      The USA and India, with the support of the slave government created new terrorism in a country where there was no terrorism. Why do they want to stop the attacks orchestrated by themselves?

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        Champa

        Yes, But over government did not stop.Having a good military.

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        Champa, BBS and NTJ terrorists were manufactured and funded by your Rajapaksas friend isn’t it?? Now why are you blaming the Americans!?

        If the citizens of Sri Lanka get to know the Rajapaksas were behind it they might give them the death penalty?
        (Maithripala wants the death penalty ready for this?)

        Why is Mahinda blocking the list of those Terrorists his Government funded??

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      Like they did to stop the attack on the WTC……..Ha…ha

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    The argument that formally allowing US military forces to establish bases and a presence in Sri Lanka as an avenue to increase multi-national presence in the country, is indeed compelling. However, the treaty itself discloses the underlying sinister and perturbing intentions of the US to turn Sri Lanka into a military colony. The ostensible advantages of having a US presence in the country that many have conjured, such as, more Western tourists and nation-wide economic improvement in countries such as Australia and Philipines are fanciful. Countries such as Australia and Germany have become strong economic contenders on their own merit. While nations like the Philipines have been left irreversibly damaged with failed western institutions promoting corruption and poverty. The arrival of an American influence seems through a short-sided lens attractive and alluring with supposed economic boosts and the immersion of Western culture as opposed to Chinese frugality. Although, it will irrevocably wound the country, impeding the progress and developed thus far achieved.

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    It’s funny how 71 years after independence our baiyas are still nursing a huge inferiority complex about white people. Why can’t we allow US troops and troops from any other nation interact freely with our armed forces?? Allowing Chinese to buy the army headquarters and build a port city goes unchallenged but some atavistic instinct sends our baiyas into paroxysms of hatred when caucasians come visiting! SWRD must be grinning in his grave

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    America attacks sovereign nations based on lies, for oil, or to topple regimes that do not agree with it. Or they use opportunities, even manufactures them, to have their bases, to use it as a convenient location to spy, or wage their wars.
    Are we going to let them?

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      Chitra: Even al Bagdadi’s video is a channel Four video.

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    This “SUBMISSION” of Sri Lanka to Foreign Powers did not happen over night. It took decades to invade us. Every successive “Political Regime” contributed towards that “GOAL” . That came to be surfaced very prominently and visible with the “Chinese Involvement”. The “LOAN SCHEME” is the main “WEAPON” of China. When China sees any country that is in a “MAD RUSH” to lead and live a luxury life beyond it’s means, the “Weapon” of Loan is dropped. In that weapon, there is a highly “Poisoned” ingredient called “Commission” to be consumed at free will by the Political Leadership and its subsidiary “Components”. This happened in a big way, and PEOPLE got succumbed to their own “MAD RUSH” to live a life of plenty without the means to pay for it or earn to acquire such a life. The US on the other hand waited with PATIENCE to step in, until the PLAYING FIELD was laid out. They, the US started moving in with the “Agreement” signed by their own “CITIZEN” during the LTTE war. Now, when it’s “RENEWAL” time comes, that “Playing Field” has already been “Leveled” up for “All Players” to play the “GAME”. That is the “Environment” we are caught in and now NO ESCAPE. The “BIG PLAYERS”, at the moment CHINA, INDIA and US will “PLAY THE GAME” on a “COLLECTIVE” and on “FRIENDLY” terms not to be SEEN by the PEOPLE. For the PEOPLE, it is PAY BACK time for tasting the “Sweet Part” of the pill that was covered with “Bitter Part”- That life of Luxury and Plenty without EARNING . It is only the BEGINNING of an END.

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    This is the document Wimal talked about at the “STOP-USA” Seminar on June 27th.
    Wimal stressed the need to understand the danger posed by the USA’s “command” that a reply to the abovementioned letter IS SUFFICIENT ENOUGH to enter into these agreements by the two governments, and the effective date is the date of the reply!!!!!!!
    How dare is US Ambassador to undermine Sri Lanka’s Constitution, the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary??????????
    This is an absolute American invasion of Sri Lanka!!!!!!!!!!!
    Before going into details about US agreements, I stress the need for SRI LANKA’S PRESIDENT TO PROTECT HIS LIFE until a new President is elected.
    Under any circumstances, HE SHOULD NOT GO FOR AN EARLY ELECTION, endangering his own life. An early election will lead the country into utter chaos and that is what the US wants.
    .
    ——————————————————————
    .
    My request to all citizens, especially Sinhalese Buddhists;
    Forget about all differences!
    Our motherland is under invasion by the USA through some “agreements.”
    The US is now hell bent on to take the Presidential Election into their hands and elect their lackey, American bootlicker, Ranil Wickremasinghe as the next President!!!!!!
    I am serious.
    Americans have already infiltrated our Elections Commission.
    In 2015, they changed the then President from afar. Now they want to be physically present in our country to do that.
    Sri Lanka is Buddhas’ land. Buddhas’. Plural.
    American agreements will see to the end of Buddha-Sasana and the power of Sinhalese.
    Let’s rally against these agreements which demand TOTAL SUBJUGATION OF SRI LANKA!!!!!!!!
    There is a platform for people to show their protest against US invasion on JULY 4TH at NUGEGODA.
    (My request to the Convener, Venerable Induragare Thero; please forget about Wahabism. Honestly, I don’t know what it is. Whatever it is, it’s nothing compared to US agreements.)

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      Champass

      “This is the document Wimal talked about at the “STOP-USA” Seminar on June 27th.”

      Excerpt

      US to renew military logistical pact it signed with MR govt
      September 16, 2016, 12:00 pm

      Asked by The Island whether ACSA would be extended for another 10-year period and perhaps further, a US spokesperson said: “The U.S seeks to renew the Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement signed in 2007.”

      In the wake of the March 2007 agreement signing, Ambassador Blake said the ACSA would allow the U.S. and Sri Lanka to transfer and exchange logistics supplies, support, and re-fuelling services during peacekeeping missions, humanitarian operations and joint exercises.

      http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=152163

      This is not a new agreement but an extension of the agreement Gota signed with US in 2007.
      Why didn’t Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa object to the earlier agreement Gota signed while his brother Mahinda was mis-ruling this island?

      By the way your pimp was determined to remove Ranil from Temple Trees. When I checked last time Ranil was the official resident of the Temple Trees. Do you know why the pimp could not evict Ranil as he promised to the gallery with the usual Sinhala/Buddhist gusto.

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        Veddah.
        without blabbering like fool here try and find and read the document signed in 2007 and see the difference…. if can see that is!

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          NAK(IA)

          You must be much much older to remember “a camel’s nose (under the tent)”.
          If and when you remember please come back let us know the story and moral behind it.

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        Hindian Vedda
        Yes, Gotabhaya has signed it on the sly.
        Everybody came to know about it only in 2017, when the US Embassy requested an extension.
        And now they want to upgrade it to set up an American military base. That is the first.
        The second one is, Ranil has promised 1.2 million acres of lands from Colombo to Trinco for a Special Economic Corridor.
        The third is, US seeks free entry and exist as well as diplomatic immunity for their personnel and cargo. That means even American soldiers kill our people, Sri Lanka can’t take action as they are not subjected to local law.
        You are not the only Modaya who has a difficulty in understanding the danger.
        This isn’t a single agreement. There are 3. MCC’s Compact is to acquire lands for military and commercial purposes.
        As Wimal also said, all these could have been in one agreement. However, the main agreement is broken into multiple agreements. The fragmentation should be Ranil’s idea to preclude people from finding clauses that are detrimental to the country.
        Very recently, Ranil said that the government will install a high voltage fence to protect Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and Ruvanmaliseya.
        I wondered why.
        Now, I think, it is to separate the area so that the rest can be given to the USA.
        Moreover, there could be a secret reason for US to acquire our lands in a hurry.
        See the route. It is from Colombo to Trinco via Anuradhapura. Many of our ancient “Jayabhoomi” such as Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Mihintale, Dambulla, Sigiriya, all will be taken over by them.
        C’mon Sinhalese,
        Are we going to fight as one to protect our land or let Ranil to hand over Sri Lanka to the USA???
        If necessary, Ranil should be kept under house arrest.

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          Champass

          “Yes, Gotabhaya has signed it on the sly.
          Everybody came to know about it only in 2017, when the US Embassy requested an extension.”

          Please go away.
          Had you spent time reading the Sri Lankan news media you would have come to know about it.

          Why didn’t your pimp who was/is close to Mahinda and and the national hangman make any noise about the agreement just before or immediately after signing the agreement?

          When will you stop sitting on your head?
          When will you pull your head out of wherever it is now?

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            Hindian Sudda
            You are only repeating your stupid question in the third para for which I have already replied.
            Go and see the local optician.
            In your first reply, you said that it is only an extension to the same agreement.
            Did you see the proposed new ACSA? If so, prove it is the same.
            Quote and show me the date when the first ACSA was in news. Go ahead. Don’t be shy.
            This news about ACSA in 2017 was one of the main reasons for me to go against Gotabhaya. If he becomes the President, he will start from where Ranil stopped. Therefore, people should not elect him under any circumstances.

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    The People of majority citizens position is very clear, we are vehemently an opposed USA Military Troops presence in an Island by SOFA or other form of agreement. Well, the proposed by USA of SOFA is nothing else is working towards Hegemony of domination of Not only colonized of Sri Lanka, but USA has a military strategies of that extended into larger area of Indo-Pacific regional as well..
    This move is absolutely proposed of SOFA aim at Military expansions by duty of US that Global Policeman services in Lanka.
    USA politically an advocated of hegemony of such a War Mongering world-wide that even an end of Second World War in 1945.
    We have to learn many lessons from USA, recent past that history, she(US) has jeopardize system of Democracy and hijacked nation sovereignty and independence of Island by since 15/1/8 which under UNP regime.in power.

    US will split of nation into WAR ZONE and promoted new civil WAR in Sri lanka by encouraging racist rifts among minority nationalities country.
    US has done same political game during that JVP insurrection in 1971 April and 1988/89/90 by two occasions.
    Later then USA+UK move support for LTTE Tamil Eelam of that 30 years Civil war until 2009 May .
    Year 2019 April 21 Muslim terrorist attack also was behind by USA +UNP leadership..
    Sri Lanka has become second, Afghanistan in South Asia.
    The so-called SOFA that we are moving towards not only that US colony, it is moving for NEW CIVIL WAR an Island-wide.
    The First USA has shifted to SOFA in form of agreements.In political term self- destructed that sovereignty of our People.
    The Second Military invaded by USA gun point-“democracy “has given an open room by SOFA .
    The Third Republic Constitution functions have been displace to another form of level by power USA military.

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    I know one thing defimnitely. Yankess are very arrogant and they do not give up they say. We are the world’s police and the whole world is under us. Only thing that will happen is “Ali h……… api hirawenda or Api Marenda”. Anyway, MAithripala Has to think.
    Palitha Kohona says, they signed a PRelude to SOFA in 1995. I think that could be also one page. This SOFA has 200 pages for Germany I heard.

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    Two weeks ago, we wrote here when Appe Aanduwa refused Visa to Sec. Pompeo that Pres. Trump can walk into Iran or North Korea but it is not that possible to do the same thing with Lankawe. It was not a horoscope reading; it was not a analytical prediction; just a common sense observation of how things are. Today American News Media is bragging that President has walked into North Korea- so a fearless leader. But Mangala himself confessed UNP could not receive Pres. Obama because because……..

    How can Appe Aanduwa make a pact with America for its citizens’ benefits, while just three months ago Aanduwa hired ISIS to bomb its Tamils Citizens’ churches? Just last week it excused all the ministers it used in the plot. Can under new American deal Tamil Temples, Churches, schools, and Hospitals can be continued to be bombed out? Can war criminal and anti-Tamil activists freely around in the country with full impunity? Then Ranil will sign this deal. If there is no provision to enslave the Tamils, there is no deal! Remember UNHRC resolution 30/1. Aanduwa signed it after America inserted a clause that Aanduwa will be getting special recognition to arrest and sue all Tamils under the title of “LTTE”.

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    Did the voters in this country elect MPs of UNP to:
    1. Protect the leader who masterminded the ‘Bond Scam?
    2. Protect the leader who undertook the responsibility when he appointed his Royal mate as the Governor of Central Bank and later ignored his commitment?
    3. Protect the leader who allowed the main culprit of Bond Scam to escape?
    4. Protect the leader who is not taking any action to bring the former Governor of CB to face trial?
    5. Protect the leader who is signing agreements with USA that could be detrimental to the sovereignty of the country without the approval from the Cabinet?
    6. Protect the leader who failed to provide security to the people?
    7. Protect the leader who ruined the economy?
    8. Protect the leader who is turning a blind eye to corruption of his buddies?
    9. Protect the leader who was scared to face the Presidential election and came to power from the back door using Sirisena.

    You guys can protect your corrupt inefficient unpatriotic leader and enjoy the comfortable life but do not come and beg for our votes at the next election. You guys and you families will be branded as traitors and treat as untouchables.

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    ‘Fear of…….’ is often used and exploited by politicians.
    For example, our Sinhala Buddhist majority founders exploited a ‘Fear of Indian invasion with Tamil speaking minority support’. The language-divide came which incestualised the language/religion-divide demon.
    At one stage the then CP and LSSP, to their credit, educated the people of the real plans of imperialists. But alas LSSP splinter NSSP and the MEP bigots had other ideas. CP split into Moscow wing and Peking wing.
    Except for NSSP, others are in cahoots with nationalistic outfits.
    .
    Recently ‘Fear of Separation’ has been added to the equation.
    SLPP after this. But take us to…??

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    Sri Lanka Society is finished along with her Culture & Traditions.
    Anwar Hussain, Lalith, keep your grand Mas, Wives, Daughters and Sons under lock and key.

    Just take a look at the Phillippine Society……There is no Tamil, Sinhala muslin….. take pity on the society at large.

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      Thondamany

      “Just take a look at the Phillippine Society……There is no Tamil, Sinhala muslin….. take pity on the society at large.”

      Please translate the above into Sinhala/Tamils or English.

      “Anwar Hussain, Lalith, keep your grand Mas, Wives, Daughters and Sons under lock and key.”

      Are you going to unleash sex starved saffron clad …… and ranavirus … ?

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        You don’t really see ..do you? or is it that you refused to see?
        What he said was to save their wives and daughters from the US sex maniacs and you only see the tip of you nose!!

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    It seems CT’s borrowed heading is creating illusions in the mind of readers about a military Colony. Especially, because of Sinhalese internal experience in North East, where the world’s highest military contraction exists, it is creating fear in the mind of Sinhala readers that American military is going to be the majority and Muslims first minority and the Sinhalese only 2nd minorities. Using that, Champawati like best Oil mill owners are extracting the thickest product from some Sinhala Modayas for her own stock.

    20M Lankawe has 250,000 Rapist Army alone. America is 15 times larger than Lankawe. In that ratio America should have 3 Million Army alone. But the fact is American has little more than one Million active soldiers. America has same type of this deal with about 100 countries. There is no base in Lankawe; neither proposed one in the note. May I know one showing, with these details, how many of American military personnel will be in the country on an average day? This will be many times below the Oman or Qatar or the like countries tourists here in Lankawe. My guess is, including the permanent managers, excluding the current embassy (American) staffs, it will not exceed even a 100 additional Americans being present in Lankawe.

    Further this is only a temporal deal made by embassy. If for one reason the embassy is closed, then it all gone.
    It looks like it was Gammanpila, in these circumstances, who invented the creative, innovative term “Military Colony”

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      Mallaiyuren: Tamils, even Mavai Senathiraja, likes Sri lankan Rapist Army. they ask come and protect us. Tamils take those on shoulders.
      what do you have to say about that ? I heard, Tamil women like sinhala people better than the Tamils.

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      Mallaiyuran
      Hooooooo, when Muslim terrorists attack the Batticaloa church, Tamil politicians knelt before the “Sri Lankan Army” seeking protection, EVEN BEFORE SINHALESE.
      Then they lamented the security provided by the Army in North in the aftermath of the bomb blast was even NOT ENOUGH.
      Ha ha ha ha This is enough proof that Tamils are vulnerable without our Army.

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        Champa, Tamils had to seek the protection of Sri Lankan Army because they are defenseless. If they had their own army they will take control of the situation. This makes it imperative to have a Tamil army to safeguard the lives and properties of Tamils, without Tamil politicians kneeling before Sri Lankan Army. Please remember this bombing is the work of Sinhala politicians on both sides some instigating it and others turning a blind as both wanted to make use of it for their own political agenda. It is now well known that Muslim groups were funded by Mahinda regime to harass Tamils in north and east, which practice the present government continued. This is the reason why there is an attempt to say that only a few are involved and sweep the matter, so that these Muslim terror groups could be used in the future to control Tamils. Only the perpetrators have been arrested but not the financiers and promoters among the Muslim politicians, businessmen and professionals, who have funded Sinhala politicians of both sides as well as top Sinhala officers. Despite complains against Hisbullah and Bathurdeen, no action has been taken against them because they had been doing dirty jobs for successive governments against Tamils. India has come to know that Sinhalese are nurturing Islamic terrorists who may even be used against India in the future, and therefore cannot be trusted to eradicate Islamic terrorism. It will not be a surprise if India will step in to take control as they feel that empowering Tamils is the only way.

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          Really which Muslims groups did Mahinda finance to harass the Tamils? And I thought you Tamils said Mahinda had the army to harass the Tamils…. LMAO. Really Tamils’ as a whole community have a mental problem.

          Also do you mean to say that there are Muslims who are prepared to commit suicide for the Sinhalese, who they claim are harassing them? Actually it is not just a claim these past weeks, but a reality too. You really are sick in your whole being – according to you we have 300,000+ heavily armed soldiers plus some Muslim terror groups to harass the Tamils! I really can’t stop laughing…..

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            Punchi Kuddy,

            If the Muslim Spies are not there your rapist army still would be fed Kavum by leader Prabhakaran. Read Muslims web sites. They are describing how you earned your victory. Any way it was still the Old Royals said Hezbollah speaks unity in Parliament and division in Tamil Mosques. (You read nothing other than your Animal Language and so never going to come to know any of those.)

            Punchi Kuddy you are really a baba kuddy so knows nothing.

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              “Muslim Spies”
              Mallung, your overdose is at work again!

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                Yes Savams, you are right this time it seems, by the overdose I missed to add the great services of “UoJ EPDP paramilitaries” too. Thanks for pointing it. I have now fixed it.

                By the way, what happened from July 2nd to July 4th. The dyspepsia, flatulence Punnaki Thanni put you dead to sleep or it put your brain, as usual, go dead?

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                  Good that you now admit addiction.
                  Kick the habit as it seems like you have found “Punnaki Thanni”.
                  I could not figure out what it is. But check with the quack before you even try it. He may know something.

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            Are you a laughing jackass?

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          ‘Wise’ Dr GS
          “Champa, Tamils had to seek the protection of Sri Lankan Army because they are defenseless.”
          *
          Who made them defenceless?
          Not the idiots in self-imposed exile who cheered the stupid programme of the LTTE to the very end?
          *
          The Tamils really need protection from Tamil bigots who seek to isolate them from other nationalities.

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            Savams, not just English, you cannot even read Tamils.

            Your answer assume Mavai said Tamils need Rapist Army protectection. Without twisting, can you attach here the official transcript of Mavai’s speech on that asking for Rapist Army protection?

            Tamils need nobody’s protection, but the occupiers have to vacate their land, taking along with them the coolies they have within the Tamil people..

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              “Savams, not just English, you cannot even read Tamils.”
              How do you read “Tamils”?
              *
              Are you the all knowing doctor’s attorney?
              Don’t assume that even the corpses (with whom you seem to communicate in your drug induced delirium) will assume anything as idiotic as you do.

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                Savams the Brain dead, Read my comment it is only in English. You come to English educated people web and pretend you know to read English.

                ” Without twisting, can you attach here the official transcript of Mavai’s speech on that asking for Rapist Army protection? ” I write that because when to cook up your imbecile comment you try to show run around.

                You openly supported Softy and Champawati’s idea of Tamils needs protection. You didn’t deny their message that Mavai was asking protection from army. You did not try put your as exclusive either. You are asking protection for Tamils. This substantiates their theory of Tamils need Rapist Army protection. This substantiates Deva working as paramilitary with Rapist Army.
                Instead of being the clown of CT, write something honestly.

                Don’t try to be deceiving slippery and fool everyone when you cannot read Tamil and honestly express your opinion.

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                  Mallung
                  This is serious advice: When you write to the dead, try writing in a dead language like Latin.
                  Do not kill a living language:
                  “…you cannot even read Tamils.”
                  You call this English? It is not even American.
                  *
                  This is more serious advice: Take time of that unprescribed stuff and learn language or use a translator.

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        Champawati,

        When Sinhala Rapist Army joined hands with JVP, Sirimavo was kneeling in front of the minority Tamil polices. If ASP Shanmugam was not there, Rapist Army with JVP would have walked all over Kandy and Attanagalla. He was holding it until Indian force came. Even after Indian Army came, that area was under the control of Tamil polices. When Indian army invaded, unlike the kneeling rapist army, it was LTTE, who was keeping them under control. Ask your previous president Vaalaiththodam, who the heck the Tamil LTTE is.
        Muttukumaru is the first Ceylon Army commander. If the Tamils were not there Ehelepolas and Phimathalawas wouldn’t have taught Champawaties how to wash even their back. Just shut up without showing your shame.

        One Modaya English media has no proper Tamil Translator and had wrote in its own way what Mavai spoke. Do you think we also don’t know to read and write or understand what Mavai was speaking? Is that why you are trying to teach us Tamil?

        Ha Ha Ha ha Champawati and her Colombo Media!

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    What amazes me is how these fellows BE IT THE RAJAPAKSAS or THE UNP when in power how they act as if they have divine rights to take decisions that affect the country without reference to the country .Of what use is the PARLIAMENT maintained at such a cost if the elected representatives, true more DUMMIES are not informed. This is largely due to a dormant civil society as was observed during the Rajapaksa days and even now. Where are the black coated gentlemen who are also divided .
    MR and Gota sold prime land in Galle Face to the Chinese without reference to any state agency like Valuation or even Parliament. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THE AMOUNT THAT WAS AND WHAT THE KICK BACK WAS.
    Hoping for better times country elected another dummy as the President and another lot, many who turned out as crooks and improved on the past with one even not knowing who paid for his bed.
    The SOFA is a far reaching agreement and Parliament was not kept informed shows the lackadaisical attitude of the elected men and the scant regard they have for good order.
    MR sold the South to the Chinese and is now settled for generations and the Americans wanted to neutralise the Chinese influence went further.
    I really do not know what the future portends for the country with asses as voters and crooks as leaders
    Come what may if the country is wise after 71 years nmust reject all RAJAPAKSAS and MOST OF THE CURRENT MEN IN THE UNP. ERAN AND HARSHA STAND OUT AS HONOURABLE MEN

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    Let us see how Rishard Badurdeen, Hisbullah and company reacts. However much the CID and the Ministers say that Rishard has no links with Islamic terrorists, people are not going to believe. They would not patronize Muslim shops. In this connection, it is worth mentioning that there was a news item that there was a plan to slaughter the Sinhalese after a series of bomb explosions in the Vihares according to a high ranking Police Officer pursuant to a preliminary investigation by the CID. These suicide bombings were to take place in accordance with the advice of two members of the ISIS from Kandy who served in Kandy under the leadership of Zaharan. Now Rishard Badurdeen’s vehicle were seen at Zaharan’s residence. Rishard Badurdeen can deny but there were photos that both Zaharan meeting Rishard Badurdeen, and Hisbullah meeting Zaharan. The NTJ though banned, there are number of ISIS members in Sri Lanka. In the circumstances, the call for waiving for due payments including landing fees, port fees, pilotage charges, literage, harbour fees, payment of navigation, overflight and terminal charges, taxes, tolls and similar charges at Ports, Airports and other facilities to be waived off by the SOFA appears to be reasonable in flushing out the terrorists. I also understand that the Israel’s YAMA is also in Sri Lanka to monitor the activities of terrorists. How will Wimal Weerawansa and the Buddhist priests react.

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    Native Vedda: In your comment to “Champa”, you asked: Why Wimal W did not object the “Agreement” signed by Gota during the tenure of MR. Thank God, he did not do that. If by some chance he did, we would have been saddled with another “UNSOLVED” abduction and “MURDER”. CID, NIB and many other Law Enforcement Agencies would still be submitting “B” reports to Courts. Only benefit to him (Wimal W ) was the chance to amass a wealth of Rs. 70 million, still “UNACCOUNTED” ; but that is bearable compared with an “UNSOLVED MYSTERY MURDER” .

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      Douglas

      You have very good point there.
      I agree with you, given the condition prevailing at the time of the National Hangman’s white van era, I am sure we will have to choose between Wimal’s life and his hypocrisy.
      We would indeed chose his life.

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    Can Mangala Samare says YES after stitching up the those Deals in LONDON with the UNP Diaspora , TNA and Dr Ranil?..

    120 .000 Acres from North to South is the Buffer Zone to protect the Thamil Homeland , from the Sinhala Buddhists,

    And protect and nourish the Elite, Anglican, Vellala run Homelands in the Rest in the Long Run, where Dr Ranil’s Faction of the UNP will be entrenched to provide all private Wealth, Heath, Education,Employment and even Pay as You Earn Churches and Dr Ranil’s new Thripitaka Temples for the Yahapalana Suckers.

    Thank God Sira woke up from his Deep Sleep..

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    Mrs Sirma Bandaranayake’s and Dr NM Perera’s policy was the best for Sri Lanka
    Yankee Dicky JRJ came and went behind USA and this is the end result.

    Now China is pulling the plug on a housing project because USA is waging a trade war with China and they cannot cope with the costs.

    As Sri Lankans we should know to live within our means and develop in a sustainable manner
    without getting into more and more debt and ultimately being subject to International powers who want to further their agenda.

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    The need of the day is to chase away these proven crooks; Ranil, Mangala, Ravi K., and of course our lunatic president Sirisena, before they sell whatever remaining in our beloved country to anybody, just to make a fast buck for themselves. All right thinking people should make sure that none of these 225 crooks will be elected again. All these parties, UNP, SLPP, SLFP & useless JVP should be buried forever in next elections.

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    It has been said “it is better for a herd of sheep to be lead by a lion than to be lead by a fellow sheep”.
    If not for the Western World and Japan Srilanka would be lying at the bottom of the bottom of the Indian Ocean.

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    The British Centre in Gampaha, hosted at the world famous Britannia Palace, is pleased to announce discounted courses for English language training. This is particularly so for those who wish to begin communicating in iSpoken English with the visiting American Porces. We are also pleased to inform the addition of the Rt. Hon. Sakvithi Ranasinghe in our panel of teachers in addition to Keira Knightley. Please do not forget to check our website for our impressive panel of teachers.

    Since the British Centre is headed by the best human rights activist in Sri Lanka, American Porces are advised that they will enjoy a fifty per cent discount to study human rights under our tutelage. Indeed, our Pacebook page has provided an important link on human rights updated on the 30th of January.

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    It certainly is better than being a country where the Chinese monkeys run a mock!

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      Nic
      China never tried to force their military presence in Sri Lanka.
      If anybody has forgotten, China was the ONLY COUNTRY that provided loans to rebuild the war ravaged Sri Lanka.
      No other country provided loans to Sri Lanka at the time.
      Even the Magampura Port, China only offered a 35-year BOT. It was Ranil’s solo idea to sell the port to China in lieu of loans.
      Then he started selling the rest of national assets to other countries.
      And finally, he is giving unprecedented political, economic and legal rights to the USA for a soft invasion.
      The history has brought an extraordinary opportunity for the President to worship Kelaniya.

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    We can keep arguing which is better and not thinking how to work with China, USA and India to make Sri Lanka great again.
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    The fact is that all 3 are involved in Sri Lanka purely for economic gains and security gains for each country.
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    If all 3 superpowers think Sri Lanka is important then we need to think why and use the resources we have for our own advantage through constructively bargaining.
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    For this we need to elect a proper parliament and a president who has proper attributes to do the same.
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    Next election is vital for this. Think again before you vote. Don’t think of religious or cultural gains in the upcoming election. Think economic prosperity and sovereignty.

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      There is no way in which the country will prosper with foreign forces given a free hand.

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    We can’t give in to trump.His modus operandi is to pressure everyone and get what he wants.He is used to just grabbing the pussy without wooing the woman with flowers etc.

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      Who will grab his balls?
      Putin?

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        I understand that Putin has already grabbed.

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          SJ, See how you monopolise anything you touch. All 8 latest comments are from you!
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          Latest Comments
          SJ on US-SL Draft SOFA Reveals American Plan To Turn SL Into Military Colony But Mangala Says ‘No Danger’
          I understand that Putin has already grabbed.
          SJ on US-SL Draft SOFA Reveals American Plan To Turn SL Into Military Colony But Mangala Says ‘No Danger’
          There is no way in which the country will prosper with foreign
          SJ on US-SL Draft SOFA Reveals American Plan To Turn SL Into Military Colony But Mangala Says ‘No Danger’
          “Muslim Spies” Mallung, your overdose is at work again!
          SJ on US-SL Draft SOFA Reveals American Plan To Turn SL Into Military Colony But Mangala Says ‘No Danger’
          ‘Wise’ Dr GS “Champa, Tamils had to seek the protection of Sri
          SJ on US-SL Draft SOFA Reveals American Plan To Turn SL Into Military Colony But Mangala Says ‘No Danger’
          “…the fact that the island is under pressure from China seeking the
          SJ on US-SL Draft SOFA Reveals American Plan To Turn SL Into Military Colony But Mangala Says ‘No Danger’
          GC Have you checked with the Japanese about Okinawa? The Koreans about
          SJ on US-SL Draft SOFA Reveals American Plan To Turn SL Into Military Colony But Mangala Says ‘No Danger’
          OC There is no bright side to a cloud in a new
          SJ on US-SL Draft SOFA Reveals American Plan To Turn SL Into Military Colony But Mangala Says ‘No Danger’
          Tamil leaders howl when a Chinese sub docks in one of our

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            Mr Wrong
            I am here for the fun most of the time.
            How else does one handle the bigotry seen on these pages?
            If you lack a sense of humor, that is your problem.
            *
            BTW, are you upset that I have not responded to you recently.

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              Savams the great reformist who came to CT to reform CT and kept writing letters to CT to fix the people who had different opinion, especially those who wanted a solution for Tamils, now after travelling on various dubious paths for last four or five years, he is declaring he is the clown of the CT. He is saying he comes here for entertainment, but CT is a website saved by Library of Congress for its political discussion. Is that any way comical entertainment? If he thinks so, this person is absolute imbecile.

              The crook reformist wrote on known four different names, four different types of opinions. The reformist even openly challenged to recue all my opinions.

              Now he is trying to ridicule another commentator because this imbecile could not reply for that commentator’s earlier comment and the current one. Today, the clown has written 8 lousy junks, but did not go back and answer for that commentator’s earlier one? He has all kind of pretentious behaviors to boast his inabilities as greatest gifts in the world.

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                “Now he is trying to ridicule another commentator because this imbecile could not reply…”
                *
                Come, come, come now!
                What have you got against the Doctor? Why do you call him an imbecile? Did he prescribe your stuff?
                Your language skills are not admirable. But the stuff that you take makes it worse.
                Are you on “Punnaki Thanni” now? Or both?
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                BTW how does one write junks? One can draw them.

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            Thanks Thappu for your compilation. You made it easy for all others to evaluate the intentions, purpose, ability, capacity and other characters of this person. Further you forced him to confess that he is the clown of the CT.

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