24 September, 2018

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Vacancy Notice For A New (Girl) Friend

By Grusha Andrews

You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.” ~ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

In the philosophical novel ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Irish poet, writer, dramatist and journalist Oscar Wilde, Dorian Gray, a wealthy gentleman with unparalleled physical beauty is painted by an artist called Basil Hallward. This portrait is kept in an attic, hidden, and in exchange to the physical ageing of Dorian Gray, the picture ages and manifests in itself the sins of Dorian Gray. Dorian Gray lives an ever youthful hedonistic life of depravity and sin and finally conscience stricken and alone he stabs the picture into destruction. The picture then appears ever beautiful whereas an aged, distorted man is found dead at the feet of the picture of Dorian Gray.

Ranil: the Dorian Gray of politics

Ranil is the Dorian Gray of Sri Lankan politics. He remains unfazed, re-inventing survival tactic, rejuvenating with each strategic victory. Based on a logic fully comprehended, perhaps only by himself, he is single mindedly presiding over the largest singular democratic political party of Sri Lanka and attempts to uphold liberal democracy. Like Dorian Gray his outward demeanor and survival does not show significant degeneration. However in the UNP attic, politics is putrefying, much like the picture of Dorian Gray.

It has been the political destiny of Ranil to self-annihilate his own political potential for leading the country to the future in exchange to retaining his power within the UNP. The microorganisms who have dedicated their puny lives for the political destruction of Ranil such as Sajith Premadasa, Shiral Lakthilaka, Maithri Gunaratne, Palitha Range Bandara, Sirasa Media Network, Palitha Thewarapperuma et al, in their restricted amoebic world view do not recognize that Ranil, just like them is a man seeking soul’s security.

It has been thirty years since there was a UNP cabinet under a UNP President. There appears to be no one who genuinely looks at Ranil’s political upheaval with kind eyes. In his every waking moment Ranil is probably facing indescribable political and psychological conflict and complexity. Perhaps Ranil himself is not able to verbally articulate his inner dilemma. The more isolation one encumbers Ranil with, the more he will react like any other human being who is facing isolation. He will enclose himself with a few he believes to be his trusted allies to validate his existence and decisions.

The moral duplicity of the UNP

Those who expect political demi-Godhood from Ranil should first recognize his humanness. Those who expect renouncement, fairness, philosophical-ness and uprightness from Ranil should first stand in front of a mirror and take a good look at themselves. Whether man or political demi-God, the thick pals Ranil brings to the high table for political decision making have little distinction from the men who have for decades plotting his political annihilation. His political blood brothers are in fact political parasites feeding on Ranil’s political currency and isolation to feed their nourishment to the point of their political obesity. They are a central cause of isolation of Ranil from the people and democracy. The number one victims of this moral erosion are the women of this country constituting 52% of the population.

Like Arjuna at Kurukshethra, Ranil is entangled in fighting his power battle within the UNP and in the post No-Confidence Motion (NCM) phase. The NCM brought against the Prime Minister representing the premier party of the country was defeated amidst political hullabaloo. Ranil has re-emerged driving home the reality that he has mastered the art of  outliving  his political opponents and managed to re-establish himself within the party like a cat with more than nine lives, promising party reforms. If he does not include the empowerment of women in to those reforms, it will be the moral failure and moral duplicity of Ranil who is elected by the votes of women as well. He should rise up to the challenge of finding some female political friends who can have an intelligent conversation about the future vision of Sri Lanka, and who are not mere servants of politics. 

Wanted: a new (girl) friend

If Ranil truly believes liberal democracy he should act on his conceptual beliefs at this crucial juncture. He should appoint a woman as the General Secretary of the UNP. The misuse of women in Sri Lankan politics is a topic for another day. Their utility is largely limited to begging for votes door to door , making tea, serving biscuits, performing welcome dances, holding candles by the side of traditional oil lamps, ushering guests and being used as fillers in political rallies and walks. This is largely the fate of women outside dynastic politics of Sri Lanka. Even within the rightwing liberal democratic UNP, the role of majority of women is pitiful. 

It is reported that Ranil is planning to appoint his sidekick Akila Viraj Kariyawasam as the new General Secretary of the UNP as a part of the promised reforms, replacing Kabir Hashim. Akila Viraj Kariyawsam is a well-established, somewhat fearless minister of the government. There are no reported allegations of corruption against him. Apart from the fact that he believes that mothers of Kurunegala district who hug their sons to sleep end up having sexual intercourse them, justifying the separation of a child from an HIV positive mother, there seems to be no other problem with his liberal views either! The country, Ranil or the UNP don’t stand to gain much in the long run from political pets who have no insight in to human existence, depth or its magic.

The only woman to rise in ranks due to her performance within the UNP was Rosy Senanayake. However it is not only Ranil and Ranil-philics who cannot contextualize Rosy. Even Rosy appears to be failing at this feat. Embodied within her lame leonine roar of “I’m not a just a beauty queen- I’m a real woman” is the surrender of women in politics. If Rosy were not depending on her body for politics, she need not fix expensive acrylic nails, rigidly stick to uniformity of fashion for the sake of ‘branding’ and be consistently draped in the fall of her saree at any given moment in 24 hours. If you carefully observe with a body language analysis perspective, the 2 minute 14 second video shared on her Facebook page of herself being sworn in as the mayor of Colombo, you will notice that she adjusts the fall of her saree 7 times in that short period and thankfully also manages to sign the papers! This observation however is not documented to undermine her political achievement.

Not only those in the likes of Kumar Welgama who have inflicted sexual harassment on Rosy, even Rosy herself has not been able to overarch sex-politics. Although much commentary can be documented here about Rosy from a cosmetological aspect very relevant to body politics, the writer will not further dissect this aspect in recognition that a woman’s ownership of her body is her own. However, in short, Rosy who dedicated her political life to UNP not forsaking it, making a formidable contribution to the party at the 2015 General Election was outvoted by a younger beauty queen and mini she-goon of Kolonnawa connected with abduction of another human- Hirunika Premachandra whose slogan was ‘my father- my vote’. This drives home the limited utility of sex-politics as a long term survival tool for women in politics.

The most pivotal electoral reform for women in the last 100 years was brought forth by Ranil in increasing the percentage of female representation a mandatory 25% at the 2018 local government elections. The beauty of this reform is that it has an innate velocity to traverse to the provincial council and the parliament in future. In this context, it is not unrealistic to dream a dream of equality through Ranil. However nothing constructive to general society, let alone for women in particular can be expected from the current women in parliament who are in essence ejaculates of the dead genitalia of their fathers and husbands. They may be women in anatomy but are essentially male puppets in lipstick in their political behavior.

What’s to be done?

In accordance with the constitution of the UNP, Ranil can bring in a professional, successful, educated, woman with institutional knowledge of the country armed with political sense to the position of the General Secretary of UNP; ideally not stemming from dynastic politics; a person with experience in personnel management, public relations, conflict resolution and other qualities required for living in this world; . She should not be a woman who has putrefied herself in the political swamp. She should have kinship to the country, be bilingual or tri lingual, should not be tribal or a racist. Such a woman must exist somewhere among 22 million strong population of this country.   

Further, in all future elections Ranil should reserve 50% political space for women who are professional and able. This space should include the National List. One might ask why all these demands are made from Ranil alone. Are the rest of the political party leaders dead? It is a good question.

Till she comes round the mountain

Till the new (girl) friend comes round the mountain, who should be the General Secretary of the UNP? It is the opinion of the author that till she is found, it should be held by an individual of Imitiaz Bakir Marker’s stature. Accepted by all races, non-tribal and a proponent of the Sri Lankan identity he can be entrusted with this position with the explicit understanding that he would divest power giving way to a woman when she is identified in the spirit of imagining a just future for Sri Lanka. To build an equal society for women is Ranil’s moral prerogative. Way before the day of destruction Ranil should look at his picture of Dorian Gray with his eyes of conscience. We are also watching him.

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    Grisham Andrews the Author of this post, a welcome analysis of the man at the helm of this country, the PM.
It’s truly unbelievable the PM can survive all these years of politics, let alone the mud, feaces, insults and the curse thrown at him by the fellow politicians and the citizens of SL and still remain on top.
How and why? A good question. I believe he is of that ” designer label” that can be always showcased and sold .
I myself have said that he has reached ” the sell by date” in his profession.
When you look around among the UNPers there’s no one else to fly the flag for UNP or SL.
Except a few from the younger UNPers had been noted.
It’s time to give them a chance to build themselves as truly honest politicians and ” Prove themselves “
as the Future to our country , how ?? Certainly they need to prove and show to US THE CITIZENS of this country OF THEIR WORTHINESS TO SERVE US .
Yes ! The Suggestion by the author of a woman from the country to be the PM’s side kick. Certainly not Rosy, nor from the Wickramasinghe Clan ( which will tarnish his image of Nepotism) .
No more NEPOTISM , FAMILY BANDING AND FAMILY BRANDING.
Then only we and our country can move forward.
    A word of Caution!! The Former Regime , their Nepotism, and their ILL POLITICAL PRACTISES HAVE COME TO AN END.
The likes of DJ and the JOs are still dreaming/ promoting of their return by holding the ” Pinnies of the Village idiots ” ” plus the racist Mental Psychos!!”
    The Patriotic Srilankans KNOWS NOW that which way to RUN THE NATION.
THE MINORITIES ARE PART AND PARCEL OF THIS NATION TO BUILD A FUTURE. A GOOD FUTURE.
The world is watching and our country needs the help . Enough of selling our State Assets to One country.

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    Grusha

    I must admit , I am a huge fan . BTW , does’nt he have several already ?

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      Gusha, Great Stuff!

      US citizen Gota Rajapaksa is the US Manchurian Candidate for President of Sri Lanka, is Ranil fails.

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    This time I think all Muslim voters will punish Ranil by voting for Goata or MS in next election. Ranil is jolly riding in minority votes I think they will teach him a lesson. A man who failed 25 times does not know how to rules. He is no good at all for S.L. Central bank issue is a evidence for this. Now is the time to see one more failure in 2020 and he will go home with a disgrace in politics. Now is time for UNP to give the leadership to someone who is good in politics. It may Sakith or Karu. or Rajitha or someone good. Why old dying Ranil wants to cling to power.

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      Ranil supporter:

      First Muslims have to have the capability to learn a lesson before teaching to others. If the temporarily suppressed Sinhalese / Muslims tensions is called just few days before the elections, then Ranils just has to go to see the damaged areas and shakes hands with few long bearded men wearing Muslim Taqiyah Caps – Done, he has secured the votes and taught you the lesson.

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      Ranil will hang on until MR requests him to step down from Politics!
      Ranil is supported by Mahinda behind doors – that is the hidden
      truth! MR walked out of Temple Trees with some “understanding” is
      my guess and that holds till now!

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    No! No! Not Ravi K who was tarnished completely at the well known “Bond Scandal”
    No more looters and greedy thieves at the helm to make decisions for us and for our nation.
    GREEDY THIEVES OUT! OUT OF THE PARLIAMENT AND FROM THE CABINET.
    The notion of get Rich quickly by becoming an MP / Minister should be discouraged and nipped in the bud.
    Enough of the greediness…
    We know from the past , for the past 70 years of Independance how some of the past ” powerful Political families amassed state wealth by crooked ways..
    The offsprings and siblings of the past politicians are still sitting on those illicitly claimed wealth funnily enough there are some in present and past governments.
    Some of them are suffering within by the curse of the bitches still.

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      Ravi K has been running around like a headless chicken since he lost his credentials.
      ” Teat a teat ” with, Ms or RW should not be taken seriously.
      This another politician cannot receive the end gracefully or nobly!!!
      Then there are no Noble men or women in the Parliament! Ape Aanduwe where we are cursed for ever by these politically cursed animals.

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      Correction ,! electronic glitch above,
      Read as Tête-à-tête .

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      Ravi K suffers from Alzheimers. He didnt know how his wife got 165 million to buy his luxury penthouse. People with Alzheimers cannot be entrusted with tending matters of State. He was shown out (or shoved out) and he should remain out.

      Any induction of the man at this stage, and that will be the end of all goodwill (if any) from the average voter towards the UNP..

      If this is politics, then it is a recipe for disaster.

      BTW, Why are men such as Imtiaz Bakeer Markar kept out in the cold? He is a brilliant speaker in Sinhalese and equal to 10 geriatric front liners from the UNP now sitting cosily in parliament.

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    sheell be coming round the mountain when she comes , when she comes
    we will have to look at the private sector where many women have broken the glass ceiling like neela marikkar as she is the the closest to imtiaz bakeer markar.
    we cannot have another with ranils sexual preference

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    Dear Grusha Andrews,
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    As you have said, ” Ranil has re-emerged . . . promising party reforms.”
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    Is it then not for the Party to decide how to reform, may be starting with a new Party Secretary? Yes, the problem seems to be that nobody seems quite sure how this party works. But then only members will know, and we are not members. And so it goes on.
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    I wonder if you are a member, Grusha. In that case it is good that you are making these suggestions. Even if not, I agree that this matter concerns more than just the Party. We, who have voted for “Yahaplanaya” are concerned, but we can have no say.
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    You seem to have little respect for “Sajith Premadasa, Shiral Lakthilaka, Maithri Gunaratne,” et al but how can YOU decide this? From what I remember there was open disagreement of those whom YOU have mentioned at Party conventions and the like. We’ve not been privy to those moves. You seem to know what’s going on . . ., all I can say is, the more discussion the better.
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    Reform there must be.
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      Dear Sir,
      Many thanks for your insights which always make me think for the next essay. Although I don’t engage with you at length your ideas make me think.
      I think if Sajith wants to emerge as the next natural leader, he should show immense maturity and the moral courage to stand up to RW by lobbying openly for his stance. Getting together with a media Moghul and distributing loud speakers to temples (which is so wrong at so many levels) with undeclared money is not enough to warrant succession. Have you ever seen him on a single TV debate lobbying for the party at any General Election? Have you ever heard his stance of political reforms, constitutional reforms, peace process, CFA, economic reforms, gender issues etc? Whenever a general election is held he goes against the party campaign and does a lone campaign. At one election he launched his rogue mascot party for Colombo openly fracturing the UNP vote. These are petty, immature and ‘amoebic’ traits for someone aspiring national leadership. He is still repeating Premadasa rhetoric. Premadasa was a revolutionary for his time. Now Sri Lanka is an LMIC. Although Sajith claims to be a graduate of the London School of Economics, this little factor has escaped his mind. He is never see discussing interntional, policy, development, reconciliation or nation building issue. He is not an ambassador for his party but an ambassador for Ranil hatred. I have no candle to hold to Ranil, but to liberal democracy. This is my argument. Again, many thanks for your kind ideas. Thank you. Grusha Andrews.

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      Grusha,
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      Looking at this again, you speak of the ” the constitution of the UNP”. What is this “constitution of the UNP”? You say, “Ranil can bring in . . .”, so he’s all powerful there, is he?
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      As for finding such a woman, Steve (below) is right. How do we find the woman, supposing him to exist? You’ve stunned us with a series of stunning articles recently, but where is the answer here? For the interim, you’ve suggested Imtiyaz Bakeer Marker, whose father, too was a prominent politician, to replace Kabeer Hashim. I agree that these are all acceptable minority people, at a time when we need to re-assure the minorities.

      I had heard of Bakker Marker before, and known that he had actually studied at Ananda College:
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      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imthiaz_Bakeer_Markar
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      Yes, he may have all those qualities that you speak of, but should he be parachuted in by Ranil? This is the fault with the UNP. The party is so important to the country, but its own running is so undemocratic.
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      I don’t think that we are going to get anywhere unless people like Sajith are allowed at least a voice. Who has decided that they are ” microorganisms” living out “puny lives”? Shiral Lakthilaka I had heard of as a man who was for negotiations rather than war, before Prabhakaran was (thank goodness!) finally killed. We now need reconcilliation – so these are people who stood for something constructive, against the odds.
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      Certainly, better than Ranil-favourite Akila Viraj K.
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      Is this the way that the future of our COUNTRY is going to be decided? The UNP must first reform.

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        Dear Sir,
        If I may humbly quote from the article I have specifically written “it should be held by an individual of Imitiaz Bakir Marker’s stature”. I do not mean the person per se. But a man of such intellect, appeal, political capital, tri-lingual capability, and political stature. There is no barrier to appointing a suitable man following due process as per the UNP constitution. I did not mean that Ranil should parachute any person, Bakir Markar or any other.
        As for other questions and comments, I will maintain my silence and think about your ideas.
        Many thanks.
        Kind regards
        Grusha Andrews.

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          Dear Sinhala man

          IMTIAZ BAKEER MARKER was – among other things – the Leader of the Sinhala debating team at that bastion of “sinhala-ness” -Ananda College. He could out-talk, out-debate and outshine any present day front line UNPer in the sinhala spoken word , even with his mouth gagged and hands tied behind. Had he been in the House today, he would have been an outstanding endowment to the government ranks and he would also have enriched immeasurably, the quality of the debate, which today has been reduced mostly to the hurling of third rate insults – be they personal or otherwise.

          This country does not deserve the calibre of most who represent us in parliament today, simply because they display no calibre whatsoever the moment they open their mouths – give or take a Sambandan or a Aruna Kumara Dissanayake.

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        Both SLFP and UNP think that the party is important than the country. SO, they use outdated policies. They autocratic, familu oligarchy or dynasty supporting constitutions. Ranil is not an intelligent person. His only abilty is he dpe snot listen to any one except his ownthoughts. That si not democracy. Westeners may think Ranl as a genius politician. but, how he can proceed when he doe snot here what the majority says. but he hears what the powerful says. Ranil doe snot understand Srilankan culture, that sinhala people can ask anything, I emphasize anything, only in Sri lanka not in a muslim country not in India not n any christian/catholic country. We will be outsiders.

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        Dear Grusha,
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        PART ONE
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        I can’t help but be flattered by your ascribing so much value to my thoughts.
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        The country got it right when we got back to the basics of decency on the 8th of January 2015. We must now stop trying to be too clever, and acknowledge that there is much that is dishonest about how our country is governed. The truth lies in the particulars, relating, as you have said to 22 million people – which is a huge number.
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        With those particulars I confronted the campaigners for both the UNP and the joint group (symbol; a wrist watch) representing both Mahinda’s and Maithri’s faction in the Bandarawela Municipal elections. The leaders in the town of both parties are in the camps that belonged to their enemies seven years or so ago.

        Long years of abuse and chicanery, much of it from the UNP, have made people cynical about the doings of politicians. This example will become important if we go back to the old system of “electorates”.

        This is a shocking bit of crookedness in drawing local council boundaries, one which causes immense unnecessary problems for some people. It concerns ways in which we persist with efforts to deprive the Upcountry Tamils of representation. Well might you ask why I should be bothered!
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        I think that I will break off here with the warning that the details will be tedious to follow; I sent them to the Elections Commission, one of whose members, Nalin Abeysekera PC, would know this area, having schooled there almost seventy years ago. I don’t know him at all, although my father would have taught him.

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          PART TWO

          The raison d’être for the main article has been that our country has got well and truly mired owing to habitual dishonesty. I’m saying that nobody really feels that justice and fair-play will prevail. I must start with what my own, Sinhalese, people have done; in this instance I’d like to show you the maps of three local government areas to illustrate what happens all too often.
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          Even when “our” Sinhalese guy wins, we get increasingly used to cheating. The BUCK has to STOP HERE.

          About 3,000 (guesstimate only) Sinhalese voters have been moved from Bandarawela to Haputale so that, given the way almost everybody votes, Sinhalese candidates will win BOTH electorates, although Haputale (despite lots of Sinhalese in Wards 3,4 & 6 – basically Diyatalawa going down towards Boarlanda) is essentially a Tamil estate area. Wards 5, 8 & 9, with a preponderance of Tamils, have been marked as Multi-member wards, designed, I guess to return one Tamil and one Sinhalese each. Such transparent arrangements would be all right, although obviously one of the members could be elected with three or four times the votes that the other gets.
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          Provincial Council elections will be held soon. On what basis will we have “Wards” for that? The Uva Province had 7 old style elctorates; it now has 25 Divisions with Secretariats.

          In his map please note how the Haputale Pradeshiya Sabha juts in to the Bandarawela Municipal Council area.

          http://www.lgpc.gov.lk/downloads/Ward%20Maps/UP/Badulla/02_Badulla_Bandarawela_MC_Landscape.jpg
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          This next map will not explain the anomaly:
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          http://www.lgpc.gov.lk/downloads/Ward%20Maps/UP/Badulla/15_Badulla_Bandarawela_PS_Landscape.pdf
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          But this will: You will notice that the northernmost bit of the Haputale Pradeshiya Sabha brings a good deal of Sinhalese votes from Bandarwela in to the old Haputale Electorate, which included Haldummulla Pradeshiya Sabha.
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          http://www.lgpc.gov.lk/downloads/Ward%20Maps/UP/Badulla/17_Badulla_Haputhale_PS_Landscape.pdf

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          PART THREE
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          If you know the roads, you will understand how inconvenient those same Sinhalese voters find this arrangement to be when attending to routine transactions at the Divisional Secretariat for Haputale, which is located at Diyatalawa; they have to go through Bandarawela town where my own Divisional Secretariat is. As it is, the Bandarawela District Hospital, the CTB Depot, and even the Office of the Bandarawela Pradeshiya Sabha – all off the Ettampitiya Road (not even the Welimada Road) – now belong to the Haputale Pradeshiya Sabha.
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          Inconveniences are part of life – one has to expect even agonies. But these are unnecessary, and inflicted upon us by politicians who keep us in the dark. If you know nothing of the area, I suggest you look at this road map, and then look down from Google Earth.
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          http://ontheworldmap.com/sri-lanka/large-detailed-road-map-of-sri-lanka.jpg

          Two days after the elections, I was walking in an area not often visited by me, when I saw a very young guy surrounded by a group of supporters. If you look at the maps, it is Ward 2 of the Municipality. My own vote is in Ward 1, Diyabibila. A victory celebration by one of the Wrist Watch guys. The young fellow (his surname was Ratnayake, I think he was Upul Ratnayake) had been the victor in Ward 2. They had been Independent Group 1 – symbol a Wrist Watch. Locally they were known as the SLFP, supporters of both Mahinda Rajpaksa and Maithirpala Sirisena. I asked which side they were now on. Upul R. said they would always be independent.
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          Popular perception was that depending who quizzed them they would say EITHER MaRa, OR My3. They were expected to support the island-wide winners; we all knew that was going to be the Rajapaksas.

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          PART FOUR

          We were just behind the S. Thomas’ school; it was quite close to Eranawela, 64B, which belongs to the Haputale P.S. I asked young Upul Ratnayake about that enclave which cuts the Bandarawela Municipal Council in to two unconnected parts. Upul did not know me, but I had given him my card with telephone numbers; he said that he would explain it on the phone; he thought it inadvisable to explain in the presence of a heterogeneous group.
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          I told him that the TRUTH is simple, sacred, and the same for all. We have to give the same facts and explanations whether it be to a Sinhalese, a Tamil, or a Muslim. I asked whether to tell him what what I’d heard. He welcomed it.
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          So, I told him that WPG Ariyadasa, the 1960s SLFP Health Minister, began the practice, but WJM Lokubandara of the UNP (one time Speaker) continued it. All this was designed to ensure that there would be enough Sinhalese votes to elect a person from “our community” for Haputale. Yes, he said, that was the reason. I said “pure and simple racism, and that until we got rid of that, our country would never know peace.” I told him that his duty was to be open with the truth.
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          There was no need for me to say anything more, I shook hands with him, bade goodbye to his supporters, and continued my walk home.
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          So much for the control that the Public exercise over the SLFP. The UNP is much worse. All we know is that at Siri Kotha in Pita Kotte, there is a leader for life, and he appoints all the other officers; that seems to be implied in the article by Grusha Andrews.

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    Equality for women is an excellent idea but priority has to be given to the equality of all races and religions which is the primary concern in SL. Minority women suffer as a result of this inequality as much as men. The dismantlng of the Sinhala Buddhist hegemonic state is the priority if the triumph of liberalism is desired. It also has to do with progress of the state. We will be mired in conflict if this hegemonic state remains and politics is confined to who beats the Sinhala Buddhist drum more effectively. It is clear that Ranil cannot do that as effectively as the Rajapakses aided by the Mahanayakes. So, SL is in a fix for a long time to come. Better, if you are any good, migrate, Sinhales, Tamils and Muslims alike. Let the idiots who remain carry out this sham for ever and ever.

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      President was chosen by the minority, government was chosen by the minority and now the opposition is also robbed by minority. President, government and opposition is controlled by minority. What we have is a hegemony of minority not a sinhala hegemony

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    Incidentally, Ranil was such a handsome boy. I used to see him on the Colombo campus on a bike. There was also that wimp GL Peiris. He used to be chauffeured to the campus. His old driver would wait for him under the tree. At lunch time, he would get into the car and have lunch. It was a matter of fun for everyone on the campus. Now, the man who could not say boo to a cat is crawling around on his belly behind MR in the hope that he could become something.What a despicable snake who is bereft on any sense in his seeking of some little power. He spews Sinhala-Buddhist hatred when his make-up and background simply did not make him fit for such abysmal conducet.

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      Kabaragoya

      “There was also that wimp GL Peiris. “

      Did you mean Namal baby’s present childminder/bodyguard?

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        GL knows a lot about unjust enrichment

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      KABARAGOYA, you talk of RANIL being such a handsome boy in his youth. I wish to write a few lines of the man as he looks today. I hope RANIL gets to read this.

      Out of all those so called “Leaders” we have, here is one man who looks the part. Not for him, the namby-pamby hair dye or ridiculous facials that reduce other “Leaders” to appear half their actual age and good enough to be placed alongside the wax-works at Madame Tussaud’s. Not for him the gaudy display of multifarious rings on his fingers all of heavy gold and decked with all the stones imaginable. Not for him the perfect grooming with not a hair out of place. And not for him the immaculate white sarong and tunic signifying as we now know, a perfect hypocrite inside..

      RANIL instead, simply looks stately. He bears the countenance of a Statesman of his age. Not a day younger nor a day older; he just looks his age. He has a personality that befits a leader which he wears with dignity and great aplomb.He dresses in clothes in which he finds himself most comfortable. It is business-like; not overly immaculate, nor unduly disheveled; always presentable. His shirt is clean and white and his neck-tie is never garish. His hair is never perfectly groomed and it is silvery grey in colour, befitting of a man of his age. In short he remains being himself – a 69 year old – no fuss – national leader.

      Importantly, the man doesn’t go around carrying babies nor kiss the earth on his knees each time he returns home after a foreign visit. In short, he doesnt play to the gallery. It is one of the major crosses he is destined to bear in his chequered political career in this curious land of ours.

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    Whatever changes made to the UNP, Sinhalese Buddhists should make sure to elect real Sinhalese Buddhists to the Parliament hereafter. Especially, posts of the President and the Prime Minister should necessarily be given to born Buddhists not converted Buddhists. The dire consequences of electing non-Buddhists are apparent now. They have no regard for our heritage and cultural or societal values. Sinhalese society, Buddhists being the majority is under vicious attack. Sinhalese Buddhist families/children are ruined by drugs, liquor, preteen/teenage sex, LGBT and teenage/youth/young adult prostitution as never before. According to statistics, the majority who have suffered from venereal diseases/STD are the youth between the ages 15 and 25! I am sure Sinhalese Buddhists can see the danger coming at its highest capacity.
    We should make this the last UNP government in Sri Lanka. Sinhalese Buddhists should never vote any UNPers ever again, even if they change political parties!!! We, the Sinhalese Buddhists should get together at the next Presidential Election and unitedly vote for one person without dividing our votes.

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      A Sinhalaya may be a fascist. But, a Buddhist is never a fascist. The two do not combine.

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        Chumps,
        ” Sinhalese Buddhist families/children are ruined by drugs, liquor, preteen/teenage sex, LGBT and teenage/youth/young adult prostitution as never before. According to statistics, the majority who have suffered from venereal diseases/STD “
        Remember the the guy who raped and murdered a five-year old a couple of years ago? Why don’t you check if he was a converted Buddhist?
        In general, many Sinhala Buddhists are like rotten eggs, nice and clean on the outside but foul and rotten inside.

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        Hey, Guys-Criticising-Champa,
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        Although I disagree with Champa most of the time, I don’t see him as somebody who’s evil. On the contrary, I’ve come to see his comments as honest, unfortunately sometimes anti-Tamil.
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        Don’t bate the guy. I don’t, and he actually says things like this:
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        Sinhala man
        I love reading your comments.
        Listen. . .
        Tamils don’t have any issue with our religion, Buddhism. But they have serious issues of our language, Sinhala. . . .

        What is your view on that?
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        I’ve answered him at length, here:
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        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/wanni-hathpaththuwa/
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        His comments are those of a Sinhala Nationalist. Lt us not force him in to being a racist.

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          A very inciteful comment from Sinhala Man from which I too have learnt.

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            Dear “Justice and Fairplay”,
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            Many thanks, going on the assumption that it was something like an Android phone that changed “insightful” to what is displayed above.
            .
            Of course, above that, you have me asking that you don’t bate Champa, when I should have typed “BAIT”.
            .
            By the way has Champa’s gender been conclusively settled by anyone? I wonder if Champa could settle that for us if that is important. I confess that I have the MPC habit of using my own gender if it happens to be unknown in the context.

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          Sinhala Man,
          Champa is a product of post-1956 selective “education”. You are right, she does not set out to be a racist, but the end result is the same. People like this need re-education.

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      Champa the Racist , the Psychotic Racist Champa. Are you??
      Still dreaming of a fine day for the destruction of our country .
      One step forward Two steps backward created by the likes of you.

      Don’t know where you live , hope you’re not one of those Sinhala Racist Diaspora who lives in the comfort and the generosity of the wealthy nations but still Hell Bent on destroying
      their motherland with the help of Parasites like ” Lord Nasty Doomsday”.
      These are the Patriotic DIEASSPORA when they return home , Refuses to pay
      the actual ” entrance fee for tourists attractions “” in SL, thus Bankrupting the Nation with their greedy Patriotism.
      That’s for Patriotic Racist DIEASSPORA for bankrupting the Nation by not paying the Tourists Fees sounds good on these patriots , don’t you think?
      The Tourists attractions need to be maintained in good standard , with essential labour costs etc , if these attractions are deprived of the entrance fees they deserve , how can we
      show case our attractions to Real tourists ??

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        Analyst
        I am sure you are talking about yourself.
        Your UNP government destroyed a beautiful country, a beautiful nation, a respected religion and a beautiful society.
        My comments are only a reaction. You will see action in 2020. We don’t let any of the UNPers who destroyed our motherland to return to Parliament.
        Anyways, I am on New Year’s break. I want to enjoy the festive season. Otherwise I could have given you a long reply.

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          Oh! Chompa , you have blown it.
          Never mind Enjoy the Newyear , eat drink and be merry , in the mean time think of the poor and sick. Just because of your racist ,seculist mind they’re poor and sick without food and medicine.
          Before you blow your trumpet again of the ” Wonder of Asia” during the raja gorillas time, calm and be at peace.
          Just take it easy chap , wait for the Next Round after the NNY.
          OOooh!! or expect Ding Dong bells.

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      Champa, You have never said anything better. You are a real champion of SBs. (You know what SB stands for!).

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      Champa,

      “Sinhalese Buddhist families/children are ruined by drugs, liquor, preteen/teenage sex, LGBT and teenage/youth/young adult prostitution as never before.”

      One can believe you are writing from first hand experience having gone through all the above.

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        Steve
        I read newspapers. I talk to people. I share my ideas. I feel their pain. I didn’t see this in one day. I saw this three full years. You don’t have to go through the adverse to understand adverse. Therefore, unlike you I know what is going on in this country.
        I am talking on behalf of unprivileged and underprivileged.
        I am talking on behalf of my country, my people, my nation and my religion.
        I am the voice of voiceless people in this country and I am very proud of that.

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          You are the voice of voiceless people…

          my foot, you are the voice of Rajapakshes and that ballige putha Weerawanse.. for some reasons, you behave so servile.
          May be the perks they offered to you for your serivce in the like old profession and to cover their dead bodies that have been set in cupboard.
          Werrawanse will have to end up in a cell if not today tomorrow. THat is clear to me like sun rises to tropical countries.
          Champo, you will never see, it… who made the mistake in SL, not the current men, but former men… that looted it to the core.
          Today, the current duo struggle to iron out it… not having funds enough to settle the gaps left by Ballige putha Rajapakshe.
          They the media have painted the picture as you guys would never see it right.
          Even today, they dont talk much about good of 19 Amendment.
          That Dr Dambare Amila thero hsa been revealing the truth of former and current men.
          He is the best and he has no fears to reveal but truths.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH8rK63hKCM&t=1302s

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        Steve,
        dont take this Champa serious. She is no better to any streets women in Newyork city that have been busy with the oldest profession:

        She has not been representing us sinhalaya. Nor would she see it right. She is an another low level personlity with a cry for the surivival of those abusive and unethical bunch.
        Those who support Rajapakshes and Weerawanse are highly abusive.
        WE CANT MAKE OUR FOLKS OPEN THEIR EYES- today, SO CALLED WAR VICTORY AGAINST OWN FOLKS HAVE MADE THE RASCALS HEROIC to THIS DATE.
        Media biased to them would utter anything to twist the vulnerable easily.
        Even if they woujld have been asked to open their mouths Raajapkshes to divert their extrements, they would do.
        That is like that.
        This is sadly a very abusive situation.
        And Rajapkshe has made SO CALLED MONKS in the country as their men, and abuse them for his political surivival.
        As that Dr Dambare Amila thero makes it clear, Rajapakshe have done anything and everything to lanken folks to stay in power.
        They have abused the properties of some men in colomobo to collect their wealth.
        So as Gadafi or the like, Rajapakshe has collected thatmuc hof wealth on the names of others. His dream is to stay in power until the bugger would have shot dead. This charactor will be out of our focus once Lanken professionals would have done their job – whichi is to investigate all the allegations levelled at them.
        Not just simple murders but multi murders are on their list
        Those men that never thought this buger et al would do, today slowly believe in the truth of Rajapaskhe high crimes. Alone that Rugby players a murder case,
        there the bugger s wife has mediated in the issue directly.

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      “”Born Sinhalese Buddhists”?
      What Characteristics? Murder, Rape, Corruption, Drugs dealing…….

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        Dont let us all put in that bin where Rajapakshes and Weerawasnshe have beeen in .

        We tolerate any minority rights. we only know we are all srialnkanes.

        We are just against terrorists that regardless of race.

        We would equally against southern extremists and nothern extremists.

        We have proved this in 80tes in Sourthern.
        So please call them ” SINHALA extremists” would be the best way to isolate them ..

        For example this particular Champa, and her shameless efforts go wit that.

        She would always cover that HIGHLY abusive WEERAWANSE THE CESSPIT UNIT of JO – the most abusive men in this country today, that consists of rapists, murderers, chain robbers, gold business queens, child molesters, land grabbers.
        aND some penisless profs.
        The only way lankens to abuse impunity is to reach those monks living close to politciians.
        That is a saftty band to be away from getting them investigated.
        This LANKEN monks should consider at least today.
        They just abuse their sanga hood not thinking twice.

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    ” Such a woman must exist somewhere among 22 million strong population of this country “. For sure. But who is going to find her and give her a due place in the UNP. With a population of 22 million we have over 90 members of parliament even without an O Level.

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      With Srilankan Ayatollahs permission of course women can have absolute political power.
      There are no written religious rules attached to Srilankan law but firstly the women had to pass through the ” Male Chaunism ” before they embark on their vision of powerful politics.
      That’s the truth.
      Women of Srilanka just continue to please their husbands and fathers firstly before they
      even think about power.
      They’re timid and expected to be subdued by men.
      Age old tradition ” SUBDUED BY MALE DOMINATION”

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    An in-depth article laced with satire and bold analysis of Ranil’s somewhat enigmatic character is only marred at the end by the suggestion of Imtiaz bakeer Markar as party General Secretary. Imtiaz is a person who has slipped into self made oblivion after a colourless and uneventful political career. Whatever he may have achieved ( only his Beruwela constituents might know) during that period does not merit his elevation to this challenging position.

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      Dear “Uncommon man”,
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      We’ve got to turn all this blogging in to a learning/ educational experience. What you have said about Bakeer Markar contrasts sharply with what “Justice & Fairplay” has said above, in a “later response”.
      .
      “BTW, Why are men such as Imtiaz Bakeer Markar kept out in the cold? He is a brilliant speaker in Sinhalese and equal to 10 geriatric front liners from the UNP now sitting cosily in parliament.”
      .
      It’s a bit difficult to make connections when the time of posting is not given. I wonder whether it would be possible for CT to restore that. Almost everything else is now working perfectly on this site.
      .
      It is now up to us to post comments in such a way that we learn from
      each other.
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      Isn’t it sad to have a decent Tamil like “Mama Sinhalam” saying this?
      .
      So, SL is in a fix for a long time to come. Better, if you are any good, migrate, Sinhales, Tamils and Muslims alike. Let the idiots who remain carry out this sham for ever and ever.

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    Since independent 1948 freedom and democracy task has been unable fulfill- by the range of policies adopted by UNP. As a result the most unskilled -labor intensive stage have Not started moving to lower-stage as developing nation. Therefor failure meet that task of democrazation by reforms in state structure, nation development of economic was change the role of distance.
    This development of Capitalism would be only accelerated by the virtual reality of the revolution. While we were adding working on lowering face-to face and face-to- machine by interaction such revolution could make Asian region production network less sensitive to cartographical distance .
    In effect of that we have lost easier to spread to a wider range of developing countries …. last century..
    In fact 20th century globalization produce greater national specialization at level of many economic sectors. In terms of lower trade cost thus tended to support or hurt whole sector of the economy and people working in them. Which has gone to past without testing of our land!

    The unwise political moving of UNP has loosing correct vision that top leaders of party that including RW. As ongoing political crisis ruling party of UNP that democracy and path of development no matter what political -job you have and no matter what sector you work in , UNP cannot really be sure that job won’t be the NEXT TO SUFFER OR BENFIT FROM DEVELOPMENT.

    This is not the issue of individual case to be replace of Ranil Wicks, hereby important is that policy implications. While UNP having policies aimed at helping declining sectors of economy hence disfavored skill emerging forces .Such politics and policies are insufficiently are nuance that nexus to decaling to democracy and development of Sri lanka?
    That is facts of reality not realized by current leader RW of UNP and as well as other?
    The modern democracy under that UNP fail to delivered not only that created political vandalism.
    By all these policy changes need to be rethought the society of sustsnsbility of capitalist democracy!

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      when people talk they talk of sovereignity. In Ranil’s policies, Sri lanka is a surrendered country with respect to Economy. Sri lanka doe snot have ecnomic sovereignity. for example. when any country of the west send some goods, we have to accept it and but, if we send there GSP+ and we have to obey their rules in order to send our goods. We use their money and aids. So, we can not producer evenour rice and coconut. We have to import. WE are not going to be self -sufficent under Ranil or his friends such as Mangala, CBK .I heard even Saudi arabia is dictating us terms So part of that is We willbe slowly islamized.

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    What leader ? what Party ? what policies ? These have no meaning in a cess pit , all is s…

    There is no point is using European( British) reference points and terminology here-parliament, opposition, cabinet, speaker,party loyalty, integrity, leadership culture, cricket( esp board of control ) all these are British ideas.Our chaps only use them to get ahead and bring a bad smell to public life

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    Some one told what this story explains is that Ranil is very much feminine.

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      Jim Softly, all human beings are placed on a certain point in a spectrum of gender. Alpha male, Alpha female, Cis male, Cis female. Ranil has the hard heartedness of a rock. That is his central survival tool. I think he feels nothing, even for himself, most of the time. If he were feminine that is ok. You are feminine, I am feminine. You are masculine. I’m masculine. This does not matter. Intention and action matter.

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    Grusha Andrews

    Pls let me say that your catching beginning didn’t last long to keep some sort of suspense due to factual weakness.

    Ranil has been nice in appearance but he’s never been able to stand on his own in politics.

    May be this nice appearance & hailing from elite backdrop provided him supporting group to place him on the political stead even though he hasn’t been able to mount it alone.

    When we take politics it’s peoples” participation in it; not men or women or Sinhalese or Tamils or Muslims or Buddhists or non Buddhists.

    Let anybody, irrespective of their differences rise on their own effort because in our constitution, equality has been highlighted/safeguarded clearly so need not make effort to find boy friends or girl friends.

    Because it is discriminative.

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    Looks a psycopath!

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    As things stand in Sri Lanka right now, the balance in political power is balanced finely. Any wrong move will lead us back to the days of MR and GR and it would be a lot worse this time.
    Therefore we need a the best hand in politics to tread through clear from these treacherous times and lead our country to safety.
    In that sense I believe RW is the beat candidate for the job of holding the fort. He reminds me of the famous chess player Anatoli Karpov. Karpov was known during his times for his ice cold defence against the firecrest attacks. He didn’t break a sweat and absorbed the attack whilst being so calm that the opponent would get frustrated and made a mistake.
    RW is our Karpov of SL politics. He is able to maneuver through the most precarious of situations as he did a few days back. I doubt anyone else in the UNP, and all other politicians have this quality in them, including the likes of MR or GR.
    Self control and confidence coupled with the ability to stick to principles makes a politician exceptional. In the case of RW I would say from experience that he has it all. Aside from that he doesn’t play cheap politics either, never using the religious card or the majority sinhalese card. He doesn’t stray away from his conviction on matters and chooses to stay firm and steady on critical issues. He is a unique person amongst a bunch of two penny crooks and rogues who make up our political setup.
    Let us look at the positives under RW administration: Freedom of Press, Freedom of speech, Right to Information, missing persons action, and even the NCM against him show the commitment to democracy. Democracy is good for the common man it gives us a little sense of belonging and control.
    We should not forsake the man who is keeping our rights alive in a hurry.

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      Lasith,

      Ranil W is not like a grand master chess player nor he is cool under pressure. We saw how dramatic he got during the NCM process. He could save his face mostly because of his promises to the TNA and empirical vassalage of the Muslim parties to the UNP and Ranil W in particular. However, the most important props holding Ranil in place are the Western embassies. Without them there is no guarantee that TNA would continue their support to Ranil as a individual.

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    The Picture of Dorian Grey is a literary classic but Oscar Wilde nearly ended up in prison for authoring it! (Oscar Wilde did end up in prison for a different reason now deemed legal)
    How will the “The Picture of RW” end up? Dorian Gray lived an ever youthful hedonistic life of depravity and sin and finally conscience stricken and alone he stabs the picture into destruction.
    RW’s picture will not ‘age’ very much if destroyed.
    .
    Grusha Andrews must think of a Rouges Gallery of our leaders. Most of the portraits will end up like the ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’. (Hint: 2004Tsunami Aid, Lasantha, Prageeth, Thajudeen).
    .
    Rosy for UNP is a dire need but what about a Rosy for SLPP?

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      K.P,
      “RW’s picture will not ‘age’ very much if destroyed.”

      Isn’t it interesting that Ranil and Gota don’t dye their hair, whereas Mahinda , GL Pieris, and many more do?

      A Rosy for SLPP? don’t you think they have one in Pavithra W ( a little more make-up maybe)?

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    I applaud you on your metaphor dear author. Dear old Oscar is still my favorite author, his wit has not been surpassed by any writer to date, yet I must point out he himself (Oscar) would not have appointed a woman for the UNP leadership if he was in a position to do so. The brethren who bats for Oscar’s side are even more like to be misogynistic than the regular Joe.

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    Hello Grusha;
    Ranil Ha! ha! ha!
I usually read your articles if I see them, no matter by whichever name you appear because I appreciate your rational thinking on political issues and your inside knowledge of the politicians, their history and actions etc.
However, your efforts to assign peculiarly strange godly status to Ranil Wickramsingha does not only shocks me but compels me to undermine your supposedly good intentions. When you put RW on a pedestal in comparison with some UNP backbenchers, you became totally irrational and put yourself into the category of people who do not see value in others. This is incredible from a person of your calibre. First, everyone has some value. Ranil does not have such superman value for you to discard others as if they are not worth to be dust on Ranil’s shoes.
By your own admission Ranil relies on a small bunch of his buddies when making decisions for the party and the country in general. This necessarily means that he has no brain to make his own decisions and therefore not worth as a leader. You justify that he is human after all and is vulnerable. That again shows he hasn’t got any leadership qualities.
He became Prime Minister by sheer luck and thank to Rajpakshas’ misconstrued kingly status. He survived so far because of the stinking political culture of the country in which politicians do not think beyond power and position and the perks come with that. The voting pattern at the NCM is a glowing example. He survived not because he possessed any extra brilliance or skills, but because others are fearful of losing.
I believe the people who rebel against this uncharismatic, lethargic, ungenerous (at least towards the poor) guy are 10 times better than him. They are young, energetic, fearless and popular. Together with Sirisena he has betrayed all us. Range Bandara was spot on when he said under the leadership of this man UNP will not survive.

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      What I value most in Ranil is his ability to accept provocation, insult, humiliation, and every other forms of derision without feeling the need to reciprocate. Mind you he is today at the zenith of his political powers, yet he does nothing to his detractors nor allow any of the above imposters to touch him.

      A good leader is one who does not flinch in the face of personal adversity. A liberal is one who allows others to rant as much as they wish until they stop on their own accord, dead or dead tired. Ranil is both. These in my view are the hallmarks of a very civilised man.

      I profoundly thank the MTV in particular, for having made me realise this. Never a Ranil fan or a party acolyte, I began to listen to all the bilge heaped on this man with intent as a growing sense of injustice welled inside me. It wasnt cricket by mm a long chalk. To the thinking mind, that TV station did yeoman service, showing up the real value of this man. The viewing public should be greatly indebted to them!

      What Ranil does in the marketplace of politics of course is often frustrating; sometimes downright foolish, but in the final analysis, he will be seen by men and women of reason as a most benevolent man we have been lucky to have as our Prime Minister following one of this country’s worst political passages in history.

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    I am wondering whether this Author is proposng brng the EVANGLIST and Born Again christian ROSIE to the Secrfetary who will make it comfortable to say that 31% of the voets will be equalto 69% of the voters. So, both groups enjoy equal rights. You should not be worried about women. WE know that MMDA and muslim women, some Tamil women are not free. Other than Srilankan women enjoyed free franchise right away with the men. It is in the west. Women had to wait until they get the free franchise. IT is the Britian that a Woan can be beaten bythe husband only with his fingers thickness. Ranil is not a good person. He proved who he is during the last three and half years. I don’t think Ranil has the chracter atgtributes that you talk about. ISaid some where else, his only strenght is he is deaf to what others say except to his own needs. Ranil i snot a man seeking soul security. Just like Ranil all others are politicians to promote they themselves, and to have power and wealth. YOu are very dishinest and you are promoting something else. I think you are saying Ranil is PResidential material. the woman you are seeking is ROSIE. those who comment do not understand we understand what you are proposing. YOu are on behalf ranil, probably paid by NGOs, say Akila viraj KAriayawasam is not good, instead get rosie the born again Evengelist to the Secretary post. that is you r conclusion. We know born Again Evegelists and PIVOT to ASIA program have lot of plans for Asia particularly to countries around china.

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    Sajith saying he is educated is BS. SOme say he was sent to NEw JErsey or some where by his father. London School of Economics, is it a University or just a registered college offering 2ry education. Even Ranil shows that he is a Economic – guru. ROSIE is silent now. some time ago, she was busy in converting buddhists in the parliament to born again christians. Readers are not getting what you talk. Itlooks your presentation was vry conniving and Srilankan people are ot that used to read that kind of language eventhough you have presente some what straight.

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    Sajith saying he is educated is BS. SOme say he was sent to NEw JErsey or some where by his father. London School of Economics, is it a University or just a registered college offering 2ry education. Even Ranil shows that he is a Economic – guru. ROSIE is silent now. some time ago, she was busy in converting buddhists in the parliament to born again christians. Readers are not getting what you talk. Itlooks your presentation was vry conniving and Srilankan people are ot that used to read that kind of language eventhough you have presente some what straight. I think this accusation of Mother sleeping with the son and son getting HIV AIDs, I don’t think Sri lanka is that bad a country. that is western culture. Sri lanka shoukkd have that among Colombo elite of whom mostly their chilren used to frequent such women they meet in thenight club. Besides the intercourse story is not comon to Sri lanka and it is heard in India. YOu haver simply read it wrong. IF you say Kurunegala, it is a mostly Catholic area. So, you may be bad mouthng catholics. but, never by rural villages. Sri lankans are not lowest class animals as you think. I think akila viraj KAriayawasam should explain it if he is from Kurunegala. I know colombo, Evangliests may be bad, like dancing drunk and rugged inthe beach, chaing wives etc., etc., Might be by them.

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    Most do not understand this article. What I undersrtand is how Cruel are the Evengelists. YOu have justified the existence of a Mega thief in Politics as the Party leader and the PM. You have justified corruptions. Now, you are suggesting that appointing another Evangelist to te Position of KAbir HAssim is empowering women, getting another girl friend. What a way to screw up the country. You were respectless to belittle an epic poem of HIdusthanis and to say that Ranil is a Pandawa or Kuru. You make understand how ignorent you are saying that Kurunegala had mother -children affairs as in india which occurs in hiding AND RANIL IS A JUST SOUL AS IN kURU-pANDAWA WAR. Ranil is either a pathological liar,a sociopath. I heard gorbachev went to visit Reagon and he was treated with unknown raditation to make him confused during the meeting. I suspect something like that is happening to Ranil because he is working infront of a nasty place.

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      “Most do not understand this article”.

      That, my dear Jim Softly, is not the writer’s fault.

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    No need to write all these literatures unless you guys have nothing best to do. If there is a woman who has the capability, acumen and courage, as well as birth destiny, to be the leader, she will emerge no matter where she is hidden at present. She will have to face many challenges of all sorts in our country, society and politcial arena, so she has to be sharp, tough, determined and would not take no nonsense from males. Her focus should and would be the country’s welfare and not her personal ego. If there is such a person, she will emerge on her own merit and not on someone else’s recommendation or sponsorship or ticket.

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      Keep writing the way you do Grusha and those who cannot make head or tail of it can head back to school and learn their literature.

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    Isn’t it paradoxical one should write in the same page of Ranil and the brilliant literateur Oscar Wilde – The Man with a Green Carnation. I still remember that fine film of the same name featuring that great Australian Actor Peter Finch. Wilde, as he said in his days, the world will soon change its views on the then unspeakable. Today those unyielding Journeymen, even in straight Sri Lanka, are trying hard to gain recognition to the LGBT community.

    Chris P. Bacon

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    Grusha Andrews ,

    Your mastery of metaphor is relished. Yet, it hides an element of political cunning.

    Quote ” If Ranil truly believes liberal democracy he should act on his conceptual beliefs at this crucial juncture.” unquote.

    What are his conceptual beliefs ? Has he got any? Has he ever had any ?

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    “is the Dorian Gray of Sri Lankan politics. “

    I thought he was the James Bond (aka Jamis Banda)of sri lankan politics.

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    Grusha Andrews knows The Importance of being Earnest. Poor Oscar Wilde; By launching the Libel suit against the father of his lover Lord Alfred Douglas he became a fugitive and hounded out by the Victorian values.The world lost a brilliant wit.
    By the way is there anyone within the UNP to replace Ranil.W. as Leader?
    Lets give the Importance of being Earnest on the Leadership stakes!

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