26 September, 2021

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Waging “Lawfare” Against The Rajapaksa Camp: Beware Of Blowback

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Don’t you just hate it when people who should know better make huge mistakes which have been made before with disastrous consequences for all concerned– in other words, huge avoidable mistakes?

Take this Government for instance. It has crossed a line which far stronger and more legitimate i.e. popularly elected, predecessors did not. Its predecessors did a few things of the same sort with disastrous consequences, but this government is venturing far beyond.

Take the “legal fascism”, or less dramatically, the “lawfare” (to borrow Emeritus Professor Richard Falk’s phrase) involved in locking up an unprecedented number of Opposition parliamentarians, interrogating high officials etc. A precursor of this conduct was the behavior of Felix Dias Bandaranaike in the 1970-1977 administration, so well brought to the screen in Gamini Fonseka’s “Sagarayak Meda”. The Felixian model of detentions at Paget Road, the Bribery Commissioner’s raids, the dissolution of Municipal authorities and the appointment of Special Commissioners, is sought to be emulated by the Yahapalana regime, though the place of detention is far rougher this time around.

That mode of conduct against one’s rivals within the (democratic) System caused considerable polarization in the sociopolitical atmosphere, culminated in the loss of Felix’s civic rights and led to the erection of a far more authoritarian successor regime. In a word: blowback.

The Yahapalana regime’s political errors also echo those of JR Jayewardene. Why was JRJ unable to move forward on the issue of devolution as agreed upon with India’s special envoy G. Parthasarathy Sr. in 1984? One important reason was that a significant section of the SLFP was in a spoiler mode, even though its ‘moderate’ rightwing had been semi-neutralized with the backstage dialogue between Anura Bandaranaike and president Jayewardene. The SLFP ‘moderates’ could not carry the day because the SLFP at large was embittered due to the presidential commission, the removal of the civic rights of Madam Bandaranaike and the jailing of the party’s rising star and Asst. Secretary Vijaya Kumaratunga on bogus charges of being a ‘Naxalite’ (the latter act was one in which the SLFP Right was complicit). One recalls the blistering Sinhala nationalist attack on President Jayewardene’s All Parties Conference on ethnic reforms and Annexure C, launched in 1984 by the SLFP’s official newspaper “Dinakara”.

It took sagacious US diplomacy in the form of Ambassador Howard Wriggins, an old Sri Lanka hand, to lobby for the removal of civic disabilities on Mrs. Bandaranaike, but that restoration of her civic rights came too late (early 1986) to restore systemic equilibrium and re-stabilize the situation. Far too much bitterness had accumulated within the democratic political mainstream, while the systemic safety valves had been damaged by far too much tampering.

The liberal Realist, ambassador Howard Wriggins understood that unilateralism would kill the prospect of reform; that broad and organic consensus—and not merely the cooptation of the liberal Anura Bandaranaike — was needed; that a rapprochement with the personality of Sirimavo Bandaranaike was necessary to bring the Sinhala nationalists on board or at least keep the backlash within democratic systemic limits. Professor Wriggins couldn’t convince the UNP’s adventurist hawks of the dangers of political polarization.

What was practiced by the ruling elite was defined by Mervyn de Silva in the Lanka Guardian, as “the fine art of self-destabilization”. What we experienced as a result was the “Bloodflood” of the 1980s, as Qadri Ismail titled his incandescent unpublished manuscript. Even India was sucked in, but failed to stabilize the situation and was ushered out, badly lacerated.

Ranil Wickremesinghe was one of those hawks of the UNP administration of the 1980s and he hasn’t learned much. Chandrika is far too full of spite towards her predecessor to think through the implications of the current course.

Yesterday and the day before, the administrations of JR Jayewardene and Sirimavo Bandaranaike had a two thirds majority, when it made those dangerous errors of excess.

Today, an unelected administration which does not command a majority in Parliament is about to repeat or exceed those errors. Mahinda and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa are incomparably more popular today than Sirimavo and Felix were in 1980, while the Yahapalana troika is far less popular, especially in the Sinhala heartland, than Sirima and JRJ were in their heyday—and yet, the Rajapaksas and their loyalists are being relentlessly targeted.

The Yahapalana ruling elite is trying to turn an electoral victory( an unorthodox one to be sure), not into a tool to right the balance of a system gone to excess, but to act out a neoliberal revolution with antecedents in Eastern Europe, Yeltsin’s Russia, and the Arab Spring.

It is treating the defeated yet popular Mahinda Rajapaksa and his loyalists in the SLFP, the UPFA and former officialdom as if they were the old Communist establishment of the GDR or the Iraqi Baathists. Unlike the former, the Rajapaksa phenomenon has nationalist roots and democratic legitimacy and unlike the latter it wasn’t defeated in a war. Thus the treatment of this legitimate political movement as an East German Stasi or deposed Baath party of some sort cannot but have the most disastrous consequences.

When all of this heavy handedness against democratic nationalist-populist rivals takes place against the backdrop of the Yahapalana troika’s overly ambitious multi-track project of (1) radical ethnic and political reform (i.e. federalization) (2) internationally “ assisted” domestic accountability mechanisms (3) re-profiling and redeployment of the armed forces (4) reorientation of foreign policy towards the West (5) opening to the Tamil diaspora and (6) re-molding of national memory and consciousness, it is certain to capsize the situation and the System.

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    dear dayan,
    i am surprised that you are cautioning sirisena government of excess when everything that happened under your friend rajapakshe government was nothing but excess.journalists who were killed or jailed reads like a provision store list.lasantha,prageeth ekanaligoda,taraki,tissanayagam,fredrica jansz.have you forgotten how rajapakshe government treated sarath fonseka for daring to contest in 2010 presidential election.he was dragged from his office like a local criminal.can anyone forget white vans which used to roam colombo and other urban areas looking for critics?all these talk about persecution of rajapakshes as a vendetta will not be accepted by any person.please write sensibly and last but not least dont drop names we had enough of it.

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      Dear Jagan
      Let us not be blind to what’s happening today under a regime appointed by the President and Dayan has raised some of these issues which are destabilising the democratic system of government.
      Fonseka and Maitripala Sirisena were also in the previous regime during the conflict and they are equally answerable for whatever good or bad that happened during the past 10 years and Ranil and Chandrika answerable for what happened prior to that when they were ruling the country.
      As for Journalists, they had been killed under all administrations (eg Richard Zoysa and others during UNP time) and mostly by Prabakaran’s actions during the conflict. It is said that white vans were first used during JR’s time to control the JVP uprising and intensified under Premadasa. Since then these have been used by many including criminals and individuals to get rid of rivals.
      Let us not reject constructive criticism just because we favour one party or the other.

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        Patriot:
        Would you please provide us with a LIST of those journalists killed during the time that J. R. Jayewardene, Premadasa and Wijetunge were Presidents and with their support.
        It is NOT in the interest of civil discourse to take Richard de Zoysa’s killing, as tragic as it was, and project it into “mass killings”
        PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTION, even under the cover of your ill-fitting pseudonym.

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          Great comment Emil, great comment!

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          Emil van der Poorten
          For your information I have extracted the following from websites mentioned and it is unfortunate these journalists died in conflict or killed by rival terrorist factions. Most deaths seem to be conflict related collateral and not preventable.
          I hope the following will help you to understand my point. You may also look up on the website of “Committee for Protection of Journalists” and “Wikipedia” or any other.
          List of Our Presidents during the periods mentioned were:
          Premadasa – Jan 1989 to 1993 – UNP Prime Minister (3 deaths)
          Wijetunga – May 1993 to 1994 – UNP Prime Minister (0 deaths)
          Chandrika – Nov 1994 to 2005 – SLFP & UNP Prime Ministers (12 deaths)
          Mahinda – Nov 2005 to Jan 2015 – SLFP Prime Minister (12 deaths, excluding 3 radio technicians who died when LTTE radio station was bombed, and fortunately, no deaths after the defeat of LTTE in 2009 to date 2015)

          Extracted from the websites of ‘Committee for protection of Journalists’ and ‘Wikipedia’

          Shoba,/ also, known as Lt Col Issei Priya of LTTE O’liveechchu May 18 or 19, 2009, in Mullivaikkal, Sri Lanka – killed in battle
          Puniyamoorthy Sathiyamoorthy, freelance February 12, 2009, in Mullaitheevu district, Sri Lanka -in an artillery barrage.
          Lasantha Wickramatunga, The Sunday Leader Editor January 8, 2009, in an area outside Colombo, Sri Lanka killed by 8 helmeted men in 4 motor cycles, Govt blamed by Lasantha in a posthumous editorial
          Rashmi Mohamed, Sirasa TV Oct 06, 2008, in Anuradhapura, – LTTE suicide bomber at new UNP office Anuradhapura
          Paranirupasingham Devakumar, of EPDP News 1st May 28, 2008, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka Hacked to death
          Suresh Linbiyo, Voice of Tigers Radio technician Nov 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi – SL Airforce strike on LTTE Radio Station
          T. Tharmalingam, Voice of Tigers Radio Technician Nov 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi, – SL Airforce strike on LTTE Radio Station
          Isaivizhi Chempiyan, Voice of Tigers Broadcaster Nov 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi – SL Airforce strike on LTTE Radio Station
          Sahadevan Nilakshan, Chaalaram August 1, 2007, in Kokuvil, Jaffna, Sri Lanka – shot by unidentified gunmen
          Selvarajah Rajeewarnam, Uthayan Reporter April 29, 2007, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka – shot – EPDP blamed
          Sudaharan Chandrabose, Nilam Publisher and owner April 16, 2007, in an area near Vavuniya, Sri Lanka – shot by gunmen speaking both Tamil and Sinhala
          Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah, MP of TULF Editor of Namathu Eelanadu August 20, 2006, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka – killed
          Sampath Lakmal de Silva, Freelance Journalist July 02, 2006, in Dehiwela, Colombo, Sri Lanka – SL Army blamed
          Subramaniyam Sugitharajan, Sudar OliReporter January 24, 2006, in Trincomalee – shot by LTTE or LTTE faction
          Ranjith Kumar, Udayan Journalist May 02, 2006, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka – shot by suspected EPDP gunmen
          Suresh Kumar, Udayan Journalist May 02, 2006, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka – shot by suspected EPDP gunmen
          Relangi Selvarajah and husband, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corp. -Sate run August 12, 2005, in Colombo – killed by LTTE gunmen
          Dharmeratnam Sivaram, TamilNet and Daily Mirror April 29, 2005, in Colombo, Sri Lanka – Sivaram had killed 2 PLOTE members and 4 gunmen of PLOTE faction may have taken revenge
          Lanka Jayasundara, Wijeya Publications December 11, 2004, in Colombo – at Grenade attack on a Music Festival
          Balanadarajah Iyer, former EPDP Member of Parliament Editor Thinamurasu and Thinakaran August 16, 2004, in Colombo, Sri Lanka – shot by LTTE gunmen
          Aiyathurai Nadesan, Virakesari May 31, 2004, in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka – TMVP blamed by HRW
          Mylvaganam Nimalarajan, BBC, Virakesari, Ravaya October 19, 2000, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka – shot, EPDP blamed
          Anura Priyantha, Independent Television Network Dec 18, 1999, in Colombo – LTTE Suicide bomber at Chandrika’s election rally
          Indika Pathinivasan, Maharaja Television Network Dec 18, 1999, in Colombo- LTTE Suicide bomber at Chandrika’s election rally
          Vasthian Anthony Mariyadas, Freelancer of state run SLBC December 31, 1999, in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka – shot in the head
          Atputharajah Nadarajah, EPDP, M P and Thinamurusu November 2, 1999, in Colombo – shot by unidentified gunman
          Rohana Kumara, Editor of Satana September 7, 1999, in Colombo, Sri Lanka- shot by unidentified gunman
          Chelvy Thiagarajah, Founder Tholi 1997 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka- kidnapped and executed by LTTE
          Richard de Zoysa, Author/Journalist February 18, 1990, in Colombo, abducted from home, tortured and dumped in the sea, washed ashore in Lunawa, Moratuwa – Police and President Premadas blamed
          K S Raja, Radio Ceylon Jounalist 1989, in Colombo, Sri Lanka – EPDP blamed
          I Shanmugalingam, Staff Reporter Eelanaadu Eelamarusu N0vembr 06, 1989, in Jaffna- kidnapped and executed by LTTE

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        sensible writing.

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      Dayan the nationalist@,

      “What was practiced by the ruling elite was defined by Mervyn de Silva in the Lanka Guardian, as “the fine art of self-destabilization”. What we experienced as a result was the “Bloodflood” of the 1980s, as Qadri Ismail titled his incandescent unpublished manuscript. Even India was sucked in, but failed to stabilize the situation and was ushered out, badly lacerated.”

      Your late father Mwrvin D Silva stood against the justice, but what you have been doing the opposite. We would be thankful to you if you could comment on this but I dont think you would dare to respond to this.

      Who on the earth would ever keep the faith on Rajarajapakshe ? I today believe in god than had been few months ago. I have no doubt, all the accusations levelled on Rajapakshe will come to surface soon with all the evidences. RW is an intelligent guy. MY3 has proved he will keep the word. So the combination will learn you guys a lession in near future. Wait and see.

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        typo, against injustice

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        People like Dayan would never see it right. The damage these buggers make to lanka is huge really

        These men are the root causes us to be stayed that backwards forever.

        No matter any high abuses would have been made by MR and his stinky clans DJ has to be leeched to him.. I really dont know why ?

        If he thinks the curret day activities against high corrupted men of last regime are like those of STASI… being in Germany I would say, DJ should be really sick NOT BEING able to catch by current day lanken TV programs. As was the case with Kelaniya Mervin – this man cant be without being caught by LANKEN spot light. It is a psychological disorder actually. Anyway, him to search for better medication would the be only option – for the sake of nation.

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    DJ

    Wishful thinking is always a last resort for those without hope such as the Mara clan and educated but not refined people like you.

    By this article you are suggesting that Maithree government should go easy on social parasites such as your hero Mara.

    I say no, lets do what is right. Let Justice take its course. If one has to die fighting for Justice so be it. Its better to do what is right and suffer rather than do what is wrong because of fear.

    A coward dies a thousand deaths.

    We should not let the deeds of the past 10 years ever be repeated in Sri Lanka. You as a so called Doctor should realize this before others.

    Instead a person such as your self choose to white wash and glorify a conniving, lying, cheating, stealing, deceiving, racist, Fascist set of low lives, who tried to drag our noble country to hell with them. Shame on you educated illiterate.

    Just can’t wait for the day that Bigots such as your self and the likes of you are 6ft under ground.

    People like you have no grey matter in your brains, rather some cogs and gears. Even if the Buddha were to preach to you it won’t change a thing. So do us all a favour drop dead.

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    I have a few very simple question for this moran who happens to live inside MRs behind.

    So are you trying to say that just because MRs is able to have rallies with a few things uneducated village idiots, he should be allowed to keep all the booty he looted from us, with out any consequences?

    How should you deal with people who steal from others? how should you deal with the billions plundered and WASTED by MR? How should one deal with dictators who have eliminated their rivals (Lasantha, Pragathi, etc). How should one deal with a man who destroyed srilankans laws to a point where even his close friends got no justice (bahartha)??
    Tell is Mr love life daya.. tell us.

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    RACIST DAYAN IS RANTING AGAIN>

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    Oh Dayan you poor thing

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    It seems to be the bane of Sri Lanka politics that every time there is a change of party in power the new administration’s first priority is a witch hunt. It’s a waste of public money and a waste of public service time and effort. Food security, health, education, rural and agricultural development are screaming for attention but we focus on revenge and securing unlimited tenure in power. The whole system is rotten.

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    So DJ is writing his cautious notes under the presumption that this government is avenging the former president and his loyalists. He disbelieves the allegations of corruptions, syphoning of state finances and hoarding of huge sums of money in foreign banks and purchase of mansions and lands abroad in and out. They are arrested and interrogated in order to establish the truth. Should the suspects be allowed to get away with the country’s wealth just because they had democratic roots?

    Former US president Nixon also was elected democratically but his unlawful crimes led him to impeachment. If Rajapaksas and their loyalists have committed crimes they must be exposed. Robbing of what is of poor masses is shouldn’t be treated lightly. Their democratic roots should not be used to exonerate them of their misdeeds and crimes.

    Many in the country are prepared to let them off the cook from the allegations of killing or even genocide of lesser people from the north and east. But it is entirely different to rob the majority of common masses who have the God given right to live and elect the successive leaders of the country who have been destroying the country since 1948 in the name of nationalism or racism.

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    As echoed by many on this forum,rule of law should take prominence over a popularity contest. this government came to power mainly on a platform of eliminating corruption and nepotism and pledging to send the real culprits behind bars.whether MARA clan has won thousand wars is irrelevant. They should be punished and a due process should be followed.
    People were brainwashed for a long time and it is still happening. DJ is trying to sell it to the wrong market, that is why I do not see anyone supporting him on these forums. but, there are lot of folks who are easily gullible in rural areas. there is a danger of loosing the freedom won for the second time if the negative spin is not countered. no chance should be left for people like DJ to wage egoistic triumphalism ever again.

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    I respected Dayan as a learned professional with an unbiased approach.But from recent time I find that
    he is trying his best to safeguard the dirty regime of MR and the clan.
    Dayan never mention about the wrongs of MR .The way he I’ll treated people who voice
    opinion and the way they wasted public funds.
    I believe as ordinary human beings we have a better sense of judgement of Dayan’s mind set

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    It is waste of money and spaces in media to white wash the gone corrupted regime and its people. DJ has himself proved that he is not an intellectual in the field of political and international affairs. So the media should find ideas and articles from intellectuals who can contribute towards the forward journey of the country and it’s people. Now DJ is old,so let us wish to gain a good balance brain at least in his next birth. There will be more blowbacks to Mara regime people but not for the current YAHAPALAYA.

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    I respect Dayan as a learned person who has not painted his back with green, blue or red. I like to see he always stands on his ground and express unbiased views unlike some people slef proclaimed intellectuals. He is quiet right to say that Mr Sirisena has breached the constitution repeatedly and over stepped rule of law more than any other presidents we had in the past. I don’t say everything Mahinda did (or did not)was correct but other than a LTTE sympathiser no one can can underestimate his contribution to the country.

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      Bandara,

      “He is quiet right to say that Mr Sirisena has breached the constitution repeatedly and over stepped rule of law more than any other presidents we had in the past.”

      What are you smoking? Are you High or just been asleep for the past decade????? What rule of law was there in 1014 for the common man???

      Dayan,
      You honestly believe that a thug who breaks into your house, abuses your family, steals your wealth and forces you to live in fear and subjugation should be let off the hook just because the thug happens to be popular???? Is that all your human rights and dignity are worth to you?

      I heard you lecture once and was very impressed with your insights. I once thought you may actually have had the potential to become another Kadiragama but now I see that you have chosen to become just another apologist hack. No manner of flowery phrases or historical references can whitewash the reality of what we lived through and have seen with our own eyes this past decade. Or is it that you, like Cicero, deem yourself such an orator what the masses will discount the testimony of their own senses in favor or your fantasy????

      Pathetic……

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      “Unbiased” views?

      Bandara, before you send in your next comment, please keep in mind CT is not hosting a comedy show.

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      Once upon a time I respected him.
      But now sitting with dogs ignoring the ticks problems – makes me not clear even he is a higher academic of known kind.
      He seems to do the job of former Kelaniya Mervin who atleast now sensed the real face of Rajapakshes.
      Not having any way outs to dream for new destinations, DJ seems to be fallen that deep. He as usual feels that he is the man to analyse lanken politics, but his analyses prove – bet going back to last 12 months- any one with a brain the size of a needle head would realize, none of them have been consistent. His is just a grudge based attacks against Ranil and CBK for his own amusement while also sharing the view with those like Wimal Bruuwanse. Latter is said tohave not even ordinary levels though RAJPKAHE might PAVED him to get mobilised in lanken politics. Those men would go on licking the asses of Rajaakshes – but I feel former good kind of Diplomats like Dayan Jayathilaka does not need that. If his father knew how his son works on the Agendas of Mahinda – sure, he would wake up from the dead pit learning him a lession. If not in earlier days, people have to get it in late 50ties. That is what I feel. Dayan please educate yourself.

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    Now Now, [Edited out] Pundit Dayan, do you want the “Yahapalanaya” Government to further investigate who gave the contracts to repair the Sri Lankan Embassy to the Tigers? Was it you or the Lady?

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    It is necessary to take legal action for those who has committed various things affecting the the Country financially or otherwise and give them due punishment. In this process Government should allow the law to take it own course without interfering. Otherwise when people get power they abuse it and just go free, what was happening all these years.

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      Chimpa
      Do you support a credible investigation into the Central Bank’s most abnormal recent Bond issue, which also involved a group of relatives and close friends, resulting in the biggest loss (loss estimated at 45 billion rupees)to the nation in a single transaction?

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    JC ! Why waste time reading [Edited out]

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    Viva Dayan Jayathilaka.

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    There used to be a time when I tried to follow Dayan J.’s articles, but now that they’ve become so predictable it’s just not worth wasting time on all this.

    There comes a time when it is best for a guy to die off metaphorically or literally. I have no desire to blow him up physically, but could he please stop writing if he can’t face up to reality. What is happening in Sri Lanka can by no means be “lawfare” (just find out what’s happening in The Maldives for that), nor can every manifestation of corruption wait for fresh parliamentary elections. There is a good deal of awareness of the corruption under Rajapaksa; I know that that is just my assertion. Due process has to be followed to actually punish. Now Dayan J. claims that Rajapaksa is still popular; that is just HIS assertion, and no more objectively valid than my assertion that we all knew of his corruption.

    Actually, where Rajapaksa corruption is concerned that was asserted ad nauseam by the regime itself. How can we forget the classic statement of it by Rajapaksa’s “Disaster Mininster”, Mahinda Amaraweera during the run up to the January 8th election. That M. Amaraweera is now temporarily functioning as a shameless Minister in the present government is besides the point. We all know that it’s up to us to sweep all these guys out of Parliament, come the elections. Maithripala Sirisena is displaying political sagacity which is very necessary. I know of only two actions taken by government after the 9th of January 2015 that may need investigation later; one was the seemingly huge scandal centering around Arjuna Mahendran, the other, the appointment of Kumarasinghe Sirisena as Telecom Chief. Well, those, too, have to be competently investigated. I’m uncomfortable about both, but I’m much more impressed by what has been achieved so far.

    As for Dayan J. – I’ve had enough of his “pedantic boring cry”.

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      Try this, Sinhala Man: I don’t read the bugger, I read the replies! Great fun!

      I have no doubt DJ is gone beyond redemption.

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    Its[Edited out]dayan jayatillake again shooting off his hip ! lets just watch a cartoon

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    During President Premadasa’s time, a biased Sri Lankan journalist who was the local representative of the publishing house named here, wrote a nasty piece in Time/Newsweek magazine calling Premadasa a racket boss. Whatever his faults Premadasa, was a dedicated and visionary leader and I felt that comment was unwarranted. In the case of Mahinda Rajapaksa that epithet would not have done justice. He was more than a racket boss. He was a mafia boss par excellence. He was an extortionist and crime boss. He encouraged financial crime as no other with the result that fraud and graft became widespread. He brought out the worst in his MPs.

    I for one wondered why there was no place in Sri Lanka for honest men. Having been brought up by parents who were devoted to Buddhist values, the honest man in me was lost and had no place in Sri Lanka. It was the dishonest who called the shots and oiled palms on their way to become the new rich. What was happening to the decent society? Did Dayan Jayatilleke think about these instead of cogitating on the geopolitical shifts of power as the only reality?

    This widespread corruption and abuse of power is why we needed to clean up the parliament regardless of the consequences. The local MP must be made to realize that corruption is out for good.

    Dayan Jayatilleke, this time, needs to make a decision, not a political one, but a moral one. That is not all. He will need courage to change.

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      I heard that you ve been suffering from a Cacner. Please take good care of you than adding your thought to the guys kind of Dayan. It is no worth actually. This man Dajan is tamed by those criminials for their sake since Maharaja has no Mervin on his side today.
      Who ever thought that Dayan Jaythilalaka would ever behave the way he has been doing it since January 8th.

      His agendas are all because personal vendetta against Ranil and colombo elites.
      Marxists would nto do so – taking the side of criminals of high grade

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    DJ
    Your racist mindset fails to see things in the right perspective. You being a convert to Buddhism does not seems to understand the teachings of Lord Buddha. MR gave perks and positions only to his family, friends and clan. You know how many of his family and friends were serving the foreign missions. You were one of them to get a position(even for a short time) in UN despite your lack of any diplomatic background. Although I have no idea of your subject of thesis for your PhD but it does not convince that you are an intellectual. Shame on your PhD! MS is a leader who has intellectual and sensible thinking for the prosperity of the country and people as a whole. You fail to see the ground reality. Even your allied Cuba is normalizing relations with the West (US and France in the front – the latest news). Your (and MR) anti-West/US and authoritarian stance will take Sri Lanka to isolation from the international community. Being a majority Sinhalese / Buddhist country Sri Lanka will always be Governed / ruled by a Sinhalese leader with a Sinhalese majority parliament. So the executive powers and the legislative powers will remain under the control of the Sinhalese. Spreading fear and insecurity is one of the cheapest and easiest way in racist politics to power. Do you remember how many journalist were killed and how many websites were blocked during your master MR’s regime? You are free to express your views (though racist, inferior and irrational) now. DJ-Open your eyes and brush your brain and see the things in the right perspective!

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    We are happy that Dr Nalin De Silva, Dayan , Udya Gammanpila like people who did not benefit from Previous regime still talk of the reality and intelligently caution people of future dangers that is being created by present un-elected government.If they say people gave mandate to investigate corruption, then we should blame MY3 for whats going on in the police affairs. Its clear MY3 is targeting MR and family just because he was not given PM position. He was not given PM position because he is not a capable guy. Now he got around Tamil and Muslim votes he won with the support of CBK and Ranil who has western backing to destabilize this country at any means.

    Same with SF, he was jailed as he was doing politics under cover of his uniform and Army penalized him. Any fool will understand General was in Uniform and unless he had political discussions during his tenure he could not have come forward to defeat a popular leader at that time. Its shame on him even to think of contesting at that time. SF spoiled himself and now black mail MR.

    MR had his short comings specially inadvertent oversight on corruption and Bodu Bala Sena. Its clearly over estimation of his popularity. He paid for it but the way My3 is hunting him down is not at all justifiable and whole country specially sinhalese will pay for it one day in the future.

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    Dayan the Catholic Coolie;

    Waging “Lawfare” Against The Rajapaksa Camp: Beware Of Blowback

    It is more like beware of Blow Job:

    Let us try and enlarge

    1) Don’t you just hate it when people who should know better make huge mistakes which have been made before with disastrous consequences for all concerned– in other words, huge avoidable mistakes?

    *** I agree with the above. I hate it and I am sure the Paksas do now that it was a mistake when they transferred £10 million into a Ghost Company.

    2) Take this Government for instance. It has crossed a line which far stronger and more legitimate i.e. popularly elected, predecessors did not. Its predecessors did a few things of the same sort with disastrous consequences, but this government is venturing far beyond.

    *** Have you gone mad Bono.

    The previous popularly elected THUGS broke every rule in the book and crossed every line in search of Bounty with disastrous consequences

    Basil Under House Arest. Gotha in Hand Cuffs . MR in his Sarong waiting to be Hand Cuffed.

    3) Take the “legal fascism”, or less dramatically, the “lawfare” (to borrow Emeritus Professor Richard Falk’s phrase) involved in locking up an unprecedented number of Opposition parliamentarians, interrogating high officials etc.

    ** I agree and I would say Legal Farce by undermining the AG. When he advised RW that there is enough evidence to Charge Gotha RW overruled making a Mockery of Good Governance.

    4) That mode of conduct against one’s rivals within the (democratic) System caused considerable polarization in the sociopolitical atmosphere, culminated in the loss of Felix’s civic rights and led to the erection of a far more authoritarian successor regime. In a word: blowback.

    *** That is what I meant by Blow Job. You have got the choice of words just about right but in the wrong order. But who can blame you when you are suffering from Dementia due to a combination of Old age, Short of Cash and worries.

    5) The Yahapalana regime’s political errors also echo those of JR Jayewardene. Why was JRJ unable to move forward on the issue of devolution as agreed upon with India’s special envoy G. Parthasarathy Sr. in 1984? One important reason was that a significant section of the SLFP was in a spoiler mode, even though its ‘moderate’ rightwing had been semi-neutralized with the backstage dialogue between Anura Bandaranaike and president Jayewardene.

    *** You sound ignorant and let me tell you why JR was unable to move forward on the issue of Devolution. It was the killing of the 14 Soldiers followed by the Race Riots and the full blown civil war which then culminated in the Killing of the Architect in 1991.

    6) The liberal Realist, ambassador Howard Wriggins understood that unilateralism would kill the prospect of reform; that broad and organic consensus—and not merely the cooptation of the liberal Anura Bandaranaike — was needed; that a rapprochement with the personality of Sirimavo Bandaranaike was necessary to bring the Sinhala nationalists on board or at least keep the backlash within democratic systemic limits. Professor Wriggins couldn’t convince the UNP’s adventurist hawks of the dangers of political polarization.

    *** Are you day dreaming. The Sinhala Nationalist will never come on Board and you cant educate them. If you read what your best and beloved friend CBK wrote on this very subject you will know.

    7) What was practiced by the ruling elite was defined by Mervyn de Silva in the Lanka Guardian, as “the fine art of self-destabilization”. What we experienced as a result was the “Bloodflood” of the 1980s, as Qadri Ismail titled his incandescent unpublished manuscript. Even India was sucked in, but failed to stabilize the situation and was ushered out, badly lacerated.

    *** What was practiced by the ruling elite was a little bit of ” WINING and DINING” and when they became intoxicated they passed out.
    India got sucked in but drowned in their own “Vomit”.

    8) Ranil Wickremesinghe was one of those hawks of the UNP administration of the 1980s and he hasn’t learned much. Chandrika is far too full of spite towards her predecessor to think through the implications of the current course.

    *** I disagree. RW has learnt the Art of Double Crossing where as CBK had the Temerity and Tenacity to take on MR an beat him in his own game which is DECEIT.

    9) Today, an unelected administration which does not command a majority in Parliament is about to repeat or exceed those errors. Mahinda and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa are incomparably more popular today than Sirimavo and Felix were in 1980, while the Yahapalana troika is far less popular, especially in the Sinhala heartland, than Sirima and JRJ were in their heyday—and yet, the Rajapaksas and their loyalists are being relentlessly targeted.

    *** This shows the uncivilised nature of Sinhala Lanka which is evident from the support they both receive from 5.8 million Thieves when there is mounting evidence of the size of the LOOT.
    When they are both taken to the HAGUE which will happen with the IRON Lady in the Driving seat you should be charged for AIDING & ABETTING.

    10) The Yahapalana ruling elite is trying to turn an electoral victory( an unorthodox one to be sure), not into a tool to right the balance of a system gone to excess, but to act out a neoliberal revolution with antecedents in Eastern Europe, Yeltsin’s Russia, and the Arab Spring.

    *** Isnt that what Weeratunga did by selling arms to the Ukranian Rebels and now holed up in Iran inside an Ayatollah Bunker.

    11) It is treating the defeated yet popular Mahinda Rajapaksa and his loyalists in the SLFP, the UPFA and former officialdom as if they were the old Communist establishment of the GDR or the Iraqi Baathists. Unlike the former, the Rajapaksa phenomenon has nationalist roots and democratic legitimacy and unlike the latter it wasn’t defeated in a war. Thus the treatment of this legitimate political movement as an East German Stasi or deposed Baath party of some sort cannot but have the most disastrous consequences.

    *** The disastrous consequences left behind by the popular THUGS & CRIMINAS is that not only have they been washed away by Tamil Tsunami but also the Sovereignty of Sinhala Lanka has been squeezed.

    12) When all of this heavy handedness against democratic nationalist-populist rivals takes place against the backdrop of the Yahapalana troika’s overly ambitious multi-track project of (1) radical ethnic and political reform (i.e. federalization) (2) internationally “ assisted” domestic accountability mechanisms (3) re-profiling and redeployment of the armed forces (4) reorientation of foreign policy towards the West (5) opening to the Tamil diaspora and (6) re-molding of national memory and consciousness, it is certain to capsize the situation and the System.

    *** Sadly for Sinhala Lanka it is either ALL of the above or NOTHING. The choice is yours otherwise you will be going round with a Begging Ball.

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    DJ
    Your writing implies that the popular people are above the law and should not be punished by rule of law for their wrong doings. Is this your intellectual thinking? or Is this based on your morale values? I am sure this kind of morale value is not from either Christian or Buddhist teachings (not sure which religion you practice). We would like to read and comment on factual, rational, morale, sensible and intellectual writings. Your writings have none of those attributes but racist, irrational, immoral and wishful thinking. You must praise the present government (not the MR’s) for enforcing the freedom of speech and expression as a universal value – a basic human right- though you write craps, you are allowed to publish in this forum.

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    What a pathetic attempt at trying to exonerate those who, under the guise of a running government, ran what was essentially a criminal enterprise. Of course, they should be brought to justice but unlike what JR did, it should be within the framework of existing laws and following due process. Even if MRs thugs and goons (and that includes him as member of the “gang of four”) paid no heed to the laws of the and due process, they still are entitled to that. The present government must show that it is made of a different morale fibre.

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    First the charge of the likes of DJ was that it was all a media circus. Now that things are getting hot, he laims it is too hard.

    What MS has done is to allw the due process of law take place.

    Why should the cronies of MR betreated any different from Wele Suda?

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    The usual well organised bandwagon of separatists, Rajapakse haters, LTTE fans, UNP fans are out there trying to silence Dayan or anyone who dares to talk sense, which may hurt their unwholesome plans for the nation.
    Thank you and good luck Dayan for your courage not to succumb to these ugly low grade insults and ridicule, without engaging in constructive debate.

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    Dr.Why don’t u get your horoscope read by famous astrologer Sumane as u seem to be at the wrong place at the wrong time always.

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    If DJ was honest and courageous, he would have said: “MR is sharpening the knives and he is going to come back. So, take care and be very careful in what you do or say.”

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    Just another one in a series of posts by DJ to try and please his former master who DJ hopes would reward him after coming back to power. The posts have become so boringly predictable that even trying to skim through them is too boring for me. DJ has firmly established himself as another Wimal Weerawansa who is able to write in English. Good luck DJ! :-)

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    DJ

    It is the history that the double convert Buddhist (Buddhism to Christianity back to Buddhism within some generations) only were able to become Prime Ministers and Presidents (Ex. Junius Richard Jayawardene, Solomon WRD Bandaranayake etc etc). That means you must not only be a Sinhalese but also be a Buddhist to rule Sri Lanka. These double converts were playing the racist (so called nationalist) card and came to power by brainwashing the Sinhala ‘modayas’. Sinhala only act by SWRD and rally to Kandy by JRJ are examples for you to remember. I am not sure whether you are a single or double convert.

    Even MR was holding the tiger’s tail and gained the power in 2010. We give credit to MR for defeating and eliminating the LTTE but that does not give him the right to steal the public money by him and his family and cronies.

    It is understandable that being a coolie to your former master MR you want to show your loyalty even when he is corrupt and defeated by the people’s mandate. It is not understandable the so called intellectual to write illogical and irrational things to fool the masses again and again by emotional attributes. Sri Lankans are much educated and rational thinkers now compare to 10 years or so before.

    You are neither a diplomat nor a politician. Diplomats always work in shadows and work to promote their country’s interest and not of their own selfish agenda. So you are not a diplomat. You read that of MR’s speech in Nugegoda meeting but didn’t have any of your own. So you are not a professional politician either. Simply you are a journalist writing crap for your own pleasure. Even at this age it is better for you to get trained in some other skill and practice as a profession to earn a living instead of daydreaming that MR will come back and you will be rewarded for your loyalty by a foreign posting.

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    We will tell our grandchildren and great grandchildren there was a profile neurotic, who came from a “political family” used his privilege to become a lecturer in SL for “politics in Sri Lanka”, spoke and wrote extraordinary good English, took part even in a bank robbery to show he belongs to the revolution- er, misquoted all the philosophers and reformers worldwide, cooperated with the worst brutal regime we ever had in SL, built a lobby for his fame and money, helped to eliminate thousands of civilians in no fire zone, used his ” left side” influence and political disunion of the world to massacre thousands of civilians.
    After the 2nd world war people like him were brought to the Nuremberg’s War Tribunal
    What about his relationship with Mr.20%, Gota the butcher and MaRa?
    What does Mr Vasudeva Nanayakara do, who kissed the feet of MaRa?
    What does the mourning Tamil woman from Geneva do with her Jean Pierre?

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