28 September, 2021

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What Ails The Sri Lankan Voter?

By Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

It has been said often but I need to repeat it. Although beneficiaries of seventy-eight years of universal free education and although literacy is said to exceed 90% the citizens of Sri Lanka, if measured by their use of the ballot, are irrational. Even SLPP friends who were beneficiaries of this aberration agree. People have for over half a century been decrying our politicians as corrupt and criminal, but instead I believe that it is the masses who are asses, politicians are clever knaves. This time this has turned out to be grotesquely true.

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Consider the sentinels guiding us on the path to a “virtuous and disciplined society”. A convicted murder on death-row in Ratnapura polled hundreds of thousands of preference votes to come second in the District. A criminal on murder charge in Batticaloa polled the highest in that District. The progeny of a VVIP arrested and held for the Thajudeen murder was later released but you know how things happen in Mother Lanka; he now adorns the Cabinet. More than a third of SLPP MPs are alleged miscreants – and some SJB and SLFP. The point is this, the public knew full well who they were voting for. A chain snatcher was publicly known as ratharang (gold) since people didn’t know his real name but they were well tutored in his preference number. The three who topped the SLPP Colombo-list did so because they were racists. The only qualification that counts besides a criminal record is hate speech against Muslims and Tamils; a sought-after qualification across the Island! 

People knew all this when they marked their ballots and they voted for insects, not despite but because they were creepy crawlies. What ails the people of this soon to be prosperous and resplendent isle? Unfathomable! I have an answer but you  may not agree. Lanka, mainly but not only for Sinhalese, is Rajapaksa country, the mass psyche resonates with ‘Rajapaksaism’ as Medieval Europe was inured to the Church. Deep Rajapaksasim was explicit in January 2015; it was to defeated Mahinda’s ranch that thousands flocked in pilgrimage, it was to him that they vowed fealty. They have kept their word. This bond will not be easily severed or diluted.

What is its genesis? Spiritually, both resonate in their modes of thought; passions of the same genre. Politically it is populism; for the mass corruption is OK but only if it is populist corruption. The bond will be strained by looming economic adversity but it remains to be seen whether hardship will drive the mass away from the Rajapaksa ethos. The oath has person-to-masses overtone as with Mussolini and Peron; forget the SLPP, it is burlesque. The third element is Sinhala nationalism, but not exultation in war victory alone. It is abhorrence of demands to bring the military to justice in domestic or international courts. The Rajapaksas will do neither and this is the fourth factor. No people want their military, even if war crimes against “the other” are true, to be brought to account (vide Japan, Serbia, Bosnia, Burma, the US in Middle Eastern theatres and Turkey’s Armenian genocide of 1914-1923). These four factors gel together. (I do not have data to investigate the political consequences of the massive wealth of the Rajapaksa clan).

Next an article by Lasantha Ruhanage on page 5 of the Sinhala weekly Anithdha of 23 Aug 2020; this and the next two paras are a summary. It is a scathing rebuke of GR-MR appointments. Of 338 Departments and State Institutions in the country 133, a full 40% are under the Paksa clan. Mahinda as Finance Minister has control of 59 and as overlord of Buddhism another 39. Chamal aiya has five Transport related enterprises as a Minister and as State Minister of Defence twelve more. Baby Namal runs the show in five sports related institutions. It gets worse. Mahindanada Aluthgamage is supposed Minister of Agriculture but Chamal’s son Sashindra gets Paddy Marketing, a slush source of funds. Two curious side shows are: The selection of Gota favourite Seetha Arambepola as State Minister rewarded with seven institutions previously in the Science & Technology Ministry, including Research & Innovation, Vocational Education and Skills Development, while Rajapaksa coolie Cabral as State Minister with oversight of three key institutions grabs the State Mortgage Bank too.

In order to make way for this concentration of power other ministers have been castrated.  Wimalaweera Dissanayake will be State Minister of Electric Fences to keep out elephants, Nimal Lansa is State Minister of Village Roads, Kanchana Wijesekara assumes colourful responsibility as State Minister of Ornamental Fish, Anurdha Jayaratne of Paddy Fields, Lohan Ratwatte adorns the Gem Trade, Dayasiri Jayasekara will be a glorious model for batiks, and Mohan de Silva is called the kukul (poultry) State Minister. But the prize goes to matta (mud-head). The State Minister of Clay (and Brass and Bamboo) who hurled chilli powder at the Speaker “to preserve democracy” is Prasana Ranaweera. The MR-GR game is to give jokers a car, a pompous backseat to ride in, a petrol allowance and about ten cronies to fawn over them, maybe less for State Ministers; secretaries, coordinators, drivers, security staff. Keep the pantaloons at the circus while the Paksas distil power into their own hands!  It all fits; the electorate supplies the Administration with coots and the government feeds them loot from the public purse. These locusts will settle for anything if it includes the aforesaid perks at public expense. The ‘perks-cost’ of Cabinet and State Minsters, including carefully concealed costs, I estimate is about Rs 10 billion per annum. Add the other locusts called Deputy Ministers, and miserable MPs left high and dry with a mere million or two, and we are looking vaporisation of public funds to the tune of Rs 20 billion. For the n-th time I remind you, our 90% literate citizenry elected comedians in full knowledge that this was the farce.

In order to accommodate this mishmash some ministers had to be reduced to glorified corporate chairmen. That is to say there is a solo-corporation with its management, board of directors and chairman and now a ministry has been created with a solo-portfolio to oversee the corporation. A grotesque example is the power ministry (Dulles Alahaperuma) which might as well be retitled Ministry-of-CEB, but it’s not the only one. CB Ratnayake is Minister of the Timber Corporation, Mahinda Amaraweera’s environmental ministry is minuscule, his portfolio pruned to nearly nothing, Vasudeva Nanayakkara sits alone atop a water tower, banished from rural water supply, Douglas Devananda Fishes in solitude. Pavithra has had her wings clipped; pharmaceutical production-regulation and indigenous medicine are vested in new State Ministries.  This is enough to show you the pandemonium and chaotic assignment of Ministries and State Ministries. Conflicts among them, and much more serious, conflict between jobless-ministers and the solo-corporations they (mis)manage is inevitable. Why did MR and GR do this? Beats me!

Now for a honk. Vigy everyone knows is an eccentric, he knowingly provokes Sinhala bigots by saying that Tamil is the oldest living language in the Sub-Continent if not the whole blooming world. I reckon he did it for fun and frolic! Some coot of an MP fell for it, naïvely took the bait and demanded that Vigy’s remarks be expunged from Hansard. You never know, the Speaker may change his mind and oblige. Then the whole jingbang of liberals at home and abroad will have a field day ridiculing free speech in our parliament. Why doesn’t the coot just say that Sinhala is older than Tamil, then scores will be settled and we will be back to square-one? Or what about arranging the first duel on the banks of the Diyawana Oya? Weapons chilli powder. Ok, so you think I am getting frivolous, but after 1300 words regaling you about our Parliamentarians and Cabinet, I too need relief.

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    Many including the SLPP stalwarts were surprised by the result at the last general elections and some are searching for the reasons. I hope the following episode would give somewhat accurate account. This is a story, a friend of mine told me. Few days before the elections a group of friends gathered at a funeral were talking about the coming elections. There was a lady who once had said she would even worship a photograph of a certain charismatic leader. She was asked by another from the crowd why she speaks against the 19th amendment. Her reply was because it was brought by Maithripala. Another one asked her whether she knew its contents and her reply was that she was not concerned about. Another question was whether she knew Sandya Ekneligoda, her reply was at school she had a friend called Sandya and she did not know her whereabouts now. She did not know anything about a bungalow in Malwana. There had been several questions like that, and her replies had shown that she was clueless about what was happening in the country.
    There is no question about to whom that lady, a graduate retired from a commercial bank voted. Results? No surprise.

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      Vigneswaran was not joking but stating the truth , Only frog in the well Sinhalese fake Aryan Sinhalese racists , largely descended from South Indian Tamil immigrants and invaders are the jokers.

      https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/gk-current-affairs/story/oldest-languages-839038-2016-12-20

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        Please SSS, can we stop this meaningless trading of insults about things we know nothing (not “little”, I mean “NOTHING”) of?
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        One thing that I know is that we Sinhalese are not “Aryans”.
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        It was a silly and provocative thing for Viggie to say, but it doesn’t really bother me, AND I’m not wanting him punished or anything like that.
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        Let people SAY whatever they want to.

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          YOU may know and acknowledge but not 99% of the Sinhalese . They are frog in the well racists brainwashed to the core, Just see all their comments here. Most of them are from the western educated upper and upper middle classes but look at the racist anti Tamil venom they spit out. I shudder to think of that the lower classes and peasants think. Yo do not want to acknowledge this truth and start chastising me for stating it. Vigneswaran stating the truth , is only ridiculous to Sinhalese , as they are very uncomfortable with the truth , Even you Stop insulting me Sinhalese

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        Siva Sankaran Sharma,
        How dare you son of a Dravida slave insult Sinhalayo who gave you citizenship in this paradise island without chasing you back to the cesspool from where your ancestors came, who gave free education and free health service.
        May be there is no word in Demala language for ‘GRATEFUL’. That is why Piripakaran ordered to kill Rajiv Gandhi who even gave his bullet proof vest to him.

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          Eagle BP,

          why do you continue with your kind of provokations ? as if you have nothing better to do so ?
          We all know that sinhala, tamils, muslims, burghers and all others are the citizens of the island.
          That is common not only to srilankens but also other countries where diversity of people live. In Australia, after you got your permant residence, you belong to that country. These are known to you from the begining on, nevertheless, stupid people of you nature to repeatedly attack the minorities ?

          Bitch s sons of your nature, being that abusive for some pathological reasons, to attack the fellow citizens ? What have you the senior men having lived your lives that many decades, what have you achieved as of now ?
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          Why should we sinhalaya loose the respect because you the kind of brain sick guys not having learned the basics of this life ?

          We have never learned to hurt the others as we were born in to BUDDHISM. But you and that bitch s son from COlombo by name Pasqual have always been attacking own nation …I have no doubt, even stray dogs would reject you because you guys prove to be INHUMAN by every means. So pathetic !

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          Idiotic Blind Eagle now living the good life in Australia. I am a Brahman , this means I am more Indo Aryan than fake Sinhalese Aryans like you , who are largely descended from Dravidian slaves , who were imported by the Portuguese , Dutch and before that by the Tamil and Sinhalese kings

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        SSS
        You, Vigi and your professor need more education. The question is not about Tamil is the oldest language or not. It is about Tamils were the original inhabitants of this island. Any way I like Vigi is behaving this way. This will convert even Rajapakse haters towards one Sinhalese camp and minorities may never see the light at the end of tunnel for ever. That way he is doing a service. That is why GR is silent and smiling. Now about voter intelligence. This is where professors got wrong. When someone loves and respects another, that person become blind to other faults. That is why we say love is blind. People loved GR. They wanted to give him necessary power. So they did not care who those people were. They wanted to give him votes within parliament. You guys can give hair splitting explanations. Rajapakses know reality on ground and how humans behave. Now enjoy the ride.

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          Another Rajapakse supporter and racist . Please read all this persons posts , full of venom and hatred towards the Tamils and Muslim Tamils

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            Read carefully this and all my previous comments. You guys think you are a special breed just because you slept with colonial masters. All minorities and Sinhalese are to be treated equally as long as all present their problems without sticking an ethnic label. If minorities are not willing to join the majority and fight for equal rights for all, then majority must enforce their solutions to minority because minority is the stumbling block. This is not racism. This is real facts. It is democracy where majority must rule. History can not be changed, However, if any historical examples showing unity can be extracted, those should be used to strengthen unity now. Highlighting examples of separate rule won’t work.I like GR. I can’t help if you don’t. Either join majority or perish.

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      Would like to add to that – true story.
      My daily help , wonderful and obliging person of about 65 years, voted recently. She has two grandsons (6 & 8 yrs) and she lives with her daughter, their mother. My wife just casually asked her their names and she grinned and said she does not know, ” I call them podi and loku putha.” Does not that say it all.

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      Srilanka’s Mugabe is with the most known paradise bird of the nation.
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaWjnPEi1BY

      I thought becoming a monk is the path to relinquish almost everything. But this paradise bird born to my area Galle, but the manner he has been upto now today ridicules the buddhism I was then known. That is why I am telling you guys, it is not the buddhism taught by our great buddha, but buddhagama GOING BY Jathaka stories – is what we got to see today.

      May be for some reasons these pseudo monks may have lost their energies to live up their lives as lay pepole, but entering srilnaken monk hood, what they hav ebeen doing is almost like the tasks of Mosquitoes (blood sucking mosquitoes). This PSEUDO monk is not a monk – as I saw him from the begining on. If anyone would agree with him, ,he or she should be either criminal (mahinda Rajakashe) or a stupid person.

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      RohanaW: “……..she was clueless about what was happening in the country”. That is a random but all-inclusive sample of a large majority of voters in Sri Lanka. How did that happen? My observation is that every successive Government for the last seven decades brought up and nourished a massive number of “Dependents” on “Hand-Outs”, virtually making them “SLAVES” of the “ELITE” class who maintained a restricted lifestyle of luxury for themselves, their families and cohorts. That “Dependant” class of the majority, comprised of that “98.5%” “Literate”, has no exit, other than to continue in that slavish lifestyle. That majority class has been “Blinded” to such an extent, that no other political movement that proposes even to “Restructure” will come anywhere near their eyesight. This situation will continue and will never be “Allowed” to change by this all-powerful “ELITE” class.

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        My above comment has evoked the interests of a few known to me, who want me to define the “ELITE” clas. This “Elite” class too, has gone through considerable “Evolutiontions” over the few decades, I mentioned. First, it consisted mainly of “Landed Proprietors” who were already classed as “Wealthy” who managed to provide all comforts, including “Good” education to their children abroad and “arrange” marriages, not going out of their own “Circle”. That continued for some time. The arrival of the 20th century and afterward, we saw the “Advent” and “Encroachment” by another class of “Wealthy”, that “wealth” recouped by “Fraud”, “Corruption”; “Thuggery” and “Crimes” of all sorts. That is the present-day class of “ELITE” represented by all those who get voted to power with a massive count of votes from the “Dependent Slaves”. The writer has named a very “FEW” of them in this article. Over to those who wanted to know the “ELITE” of today.

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          Simon,
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          Good reasoning by you.

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          However, in the sentence beginning: “The arrival of the 20th century and afterward . . .” shouldn’t you have written “the 21st Century“?
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          It’s an easy mistake to make.
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          Try asking Christians whether Jesus Christ was born in the year “0” aka “nought” aka “zero”. They’ll probably say “yes”.
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          In fact, there’s no such year. 01 AD was preceded by 01 BC.
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          Another favourite of ours used to be about an Athenian coin minted by Pericles bearing the year of minting “452 BC”. Obviously impossible.
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          Anyway, Pericles was 5th Century BC, Alexander the Great, was later, 4th Century BC.
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          Actually few Christians have sufficient scholarship to know that the scholiast now accepts that Jesus was born in 4 BC. On Christmas Day?
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          I can’t bother with that last!

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      Mahinda Rajapakshe is equally stupid as Wimal Buruwanse. Please watch the video below.
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0I2ZId6osA

      The reason why they prefer to ask for loans from China is being well explained by the D Gunaratne.

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        Very significant Youtubes, LM. It’s good that you seem to explain something about them before pasting the links.
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        It is also good that many of them are concise (brief). There’s a limit to how much we can each listen to. And which of our three languages? And also Data consumption must also be considered.
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        Was that Gota press briefing really his only foray into the genre? When I played your link (about 8 minutes), it segued into something similar lasting about 6 minutes.
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        Many thanks.

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          Thank you Mr SM, I like his thoughts. He is a brillant analyst as I see it. I really dont kno what you guys would know about him. Deepthi can analyse lanken politics in a very subtle manner so that the listeners could get it easily.

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    Please listen to the one and only press briefing of Gotabaya prior to his election.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5TlqMqN314

    Those journos who were assured then to allow any questions, are totally ignored by him and his men today. Nevertheless srilanken journalists abusively continue with their biased reporting yet today. That should be rather a failure in our sinhala genetics.

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      Mr. leela ge …..,
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      Of course.
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      There “””should be rather a failure in YOUR genetics.
      But don’t drag “sinhala” in to that.
      You are no “Sinhalese”.
      Just a bonehead who is bullshiting under false name.

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        Dear S. C. Pasqual,
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        You are the guy
        who brought “genetics” into the narrative.
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        Usually when guys talking “so-called History”, they go back to at least “Dushta Gamini” (i.e. Dutugemunu) and Ellala (i.e. Elara). Wouldn’t that involve at least 800 generations? How many progenitors at the time {please calculate; I don’t know whether engineer Prof. Kumar can help out. If not, his pupil with a Mathematics Ph.D. – I mean Dr Rajan Hoole – should help us} when the “brave” young warrior (how old at that time?), Gamini, slew the virtuous old Elara (80 years old? – again, please tell me – the man had ruled justly for more than 40 years). The old man wanted to have only his blood shed, and so volunteered single combat.
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        DNA testing gives us some guidance, the surer way is to show us your photograph. Where’s Mano Ratwatte, who had tested? Such testing is still in its infancy.
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        You had 4 grandparents, 8 great grandparents, 16 great-great-grandparents. How much do you know of those 16 never-seens? Their names at least?
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        Please respond. No dishonest dodging!
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          Mr. Panini Edirisinghe,
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          1. Hope you have your glasses on.
          I quote.
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          “”That should be rather a failure in our sinhala GENETICS””
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          End of quote.
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          2. What is this all about Dutugemunu and Elara..?
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          3. Can’t understand why you are worrying about my family tree.
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          4. And please don’t put the word “dishonest” and my name in same sentence.

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            No, Pasqual, I need them for neither reading nor computer work.
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            I did have a glasses problem a few hours ago. I’m the proud owner of four pairs of usable spectacles. My distance vision has been poor for half a century, but not as much a handicap as poor Manel Fonseka’s lack of hearing. One pair of bifocals has been lost somewhere in Maharagama for well over a year.
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            My newer pair of varifocals is five years old – that’s been missing in Bandarawela for ten days now. It’s got to be in the house – I notice that they are not on my nose the moment I step out of my house.
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            Read Voltaire mocking creationists: it’s delicious:
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            https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/36868-it-is-demonstrable-said-he-that-things-cannot-be-otherwise
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            I’ll now have to fallback on what is my oldest pair: varifocals dating from 2008. My vision isn’t deteriorating, but everything else is – especially my country.

            Since I couldn’t find it, I got on my newest pair – simple distance lenses on an attractive gold rimmed frame. One lens came off in the town, and I had to ride my bike back with only the other lens. Dangerous – for myself and others.

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            Ms SCP,

            I now think, it is better to talk to my PET dogs thank adding my two cts worth to your comments.

            Ask your circles what do they think of you STUPID man… you the kind of men are the curse to this island nation. May all divine forces be with innocient people, that have now been caught by the tricks being played by Rajakashe rascals and their stupid supporters.

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          Mr. Panini Edirisinghe,
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          And….
          While we are at it…..
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          Prof. Kumar David is an engineer. So be it. But…..
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          1. His political ideology is rejected by 97% of the voter base. So all these irrelevant.
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          2. Have you ever wonder why JVP performed so bad in last two elections..? One of the reasons is that people like KD campaigned for the other side.
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          Dr Rajan Hoole may have a Ph.D in Mathematics. Fair enough. But….
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          He put a very bad name on the independent election commission.
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          1. He tried to create a unnecessary and fake citizenship issue for GR before 2019 presidential election.
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          2. He tried his level best to cancel already accepted nominations for the 2020 general election.
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          3. He took his home quarantined daughter to election office to disrupt ongoing election process.
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          4. He did his part to keep disgraced “Yahapalana” setup in power by trying to recall dissolved parliament.

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            There, dealt with your two comments.
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            Gave the first a “Like” because you’re right on most matters, and a “Dislike” for the second because it is a total muddle. You’ve got well nigh all your facts wrong, despite being told many times.

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            S. C. Pasqual,
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            Sorry to say it, but you are an absolute moron. This is the Prof. Jeevan Hoole whom you are so obsessed with:
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            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratnajeevan_Hoole
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            I referred to Dr Rajan Hoole, six weeks younger than me, and eight inches taller. Never became a Professor because of his 15 years of hiding.
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            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajan_Hoole
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            This video may help. It is very good, covers a lot in about 15 minutes:
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            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2bCXoD-NEY
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            Make a comment there. Only two yet. The more recent by a guy who was on Nagananda’s Kodituwakku’s Independent List Number 7 for the Colombo District.
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            Before you next dare to comment on CT, please read all his publications relating to History, made available to you free:
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            http://www.uthr.org/publications.htm
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            This is a hero.

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              Thank you Mr SM. You have added useful links to know lot more about them.

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          I ll bet you – Pasqual does not seem to know the meaning of Genetics. DNA and epidemeological outcome etc would never be considered by the kind of bitches.

          Also he has no idea about STATISTICS. in general. The kind of men would easily follow the news being telecasted by KUDU TV and Derna Pacha TV. Consequence is they become Rajakashe wadheen. :::: That is how the wave is made in favour of them.
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          This he proved by adding some info picked up from local TV that SRILANKA is the one of the few countries to have contained the COVID virus from being spread.

          He does not seem to care about the LIKE MINDED hungry nations, that according to him have done it better regarding containment of the virus in their countries.
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          World experts say – island nations could it controll it better than non-island nations. Thaiwan is one of the best examples we could take.
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          And we know BPs led govt how indifferent they were, at the begining. However, some sort of controls are succeeced thanks to TRI FORCES but bitch s sons led govt did not do enough as anyone with some sanity would see it today.

          Pasqual or the like should be kept where they really belong to – these naive men betrayed it again for some hidden reasons.

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          He says, ” dishonest” does not seems to match with his person ? ha ha… my gosh… When would this men ever learn to think out of the box ? Pigs might fly.

          My elders repeated it – dog’s tail would never be straightened, even if it would have been kept in a bamboo sheath. That is perfect match with this “black sheep” in that family.

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        Ms SCP;
        This is the reason why I REPEAT that you need to start your KINDER garten let alone today.

        Royal or Thomian seem to have failed to teach you the basics, Pasqual. You will see it now or later.

        I dont mind me being SINHALA or or non-sinhala though born to a family where Walpola Rahula and the most known monks belonged to. But I really dont want to argue with a dimwit who does not seem to grasp the basics.

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        I dont insult elderly people, but I hate WASIDEWA – the dried pumpkin. He is so stinky bugger who has betrayed the leftists in this country.

        Get more from the following video. I have no idea, you PASQUAL would get it as a permament backlicker (toiletpapers of Rajapkashe kith and kin), but CT readers will.
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        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1Q-dM39dqE

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        Pasqual,

        please expose how many of your supporters were asked to add clicks in favour of you and unlikes to those who add posts against you ? That low life-iraja weeraratne may be the guy behind you- how pathetic ?

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    I did indeed think that Prof Kumar was being frivolous in his description of State Ministries, and so I checked.
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    This is what I found for Honourable Wimalaweera Dissanayake:
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    https://www.parliament.lk/en/members-of-parliament/directory-of-members/viewMember/3254

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    Dayasiri Jayasekera
    is a guy whose political party I’m never sure of – but there he is as Batiks Minister:
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    https://parliament.lk/members-of-parliament/directory-of-members
    /viewMember/1468
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    See for yourself what Kanchana Wijesekara has got:
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    https://parliament.lk/members-of-parliament/directory-of-members/viewMember/3239
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    This is chilli-powder-hurling Prasanna Ranaweera:
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    https://parliament.lk/members-of-parliament/directory-of-members/viewMember/3221
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    That these guys have just been elected by a 90% literate electorate, with a mind-boggling array of candidates, must startle us to realising that literacy means only writing one’s name; education is something different.
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    But don’t imagine that this lack of education is confined to villagers. See how farcical this even more recent election has been. Many readers may have given that article a miss, not realising that allegations of corruptions are levelled there, too.
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    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-church-of-ceylon-fails-to-elect-its-bishop-for-colombo/

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      Hear Dr Harini Amarasuriya speaking of the dangers of the militarisation of education. This is just two minutes in English.
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7WWv8dv3ZA
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      This is in Sinhalese, explaining her background:
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BGKN4R_Afc

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      This next excerpt is also in Sinhala, from the Presidential Election campaign of 2019 – before nominations. Look at the comments below the Youtube. The comments cry out not for her, but for Nagananda Kodituwakku, who would indeed have made a good MP.
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7WWv8dv3ZA
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      His Group, Independents No.7, did contest the Colombo District, but despite adulation last year they got only 1,972 votes.
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      Harini from last year’s Presidential Election campaign – in Sinhala:
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSDgz3o0Ycc
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      There were all those spoilt votes at these elections. A disturbing trend. This is a charlatan we would do well to warn people about:
      .
      Sepal Amarasinghe
      .
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9igEUmatDzQ
      .
      Leading up to the General Elections, his strategy was to get young listeners hooked to his talks. A week before thee elections, he asked them to be so clever as to spoil their votes.
      .
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BGKN4R_Afc

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        Dear Sinhala Man,
        .
        I want you to explain us how could CHILLIE THROWER (Prasanna Ranaweera), DRUG KIN PIN (NIMAL lANZA), CHAIN DRAGGER (Rohitha Abengunawardhana) and Forged Passport holder (WIMAL BURUWANSE) sit with an OXFORD educated GLPeris ? How can that be ? I myself cant get on with Wimal Buruwanse or the like men, if I may say so – because I know very well, that the kind of stupid but rascals cant share me much about the facts and figures of anything .

        Can a man with some good nature ever agree with GLP ? Either he is pathologically down or he is not all it s cracked up to be.
        :
        Even if we make it hard to understand, all these four different charactors should have much in COMMON right ? Can you check it please ? I think if you can see read their thoughts, then the we could make a real picture about srilanken society.

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      Past mid-day on Sunday, the 30th. Since I’m logged in to CT, I can see my own comments, but not those that others must by now have submitted.
      .
      CT has recently tightened their rules – which is a nuisance, but it is necessary because of all the trolling. That I can now see the two comments that I submitted about 2.00 am, is no guarantee that they will be seen by readers. Two years ago, one could submit comments on articles published five years previously; now the period has been retrogressively cut down to seven days, the timing done automatically by the system. Now one has to Register before commenting, the email address is verified, and a password has to be remembered, or saved on to the computer that only you use. All this is a nuisance, but it’s a once-only thing. However, this has made our comments quite secure.
      .
      It has become virtually impossible for someone to pretend that it’s me, (Panini Edirisinhe, NIC 483111 444V) making these comments, when it isn’t me. Theoretically, it may be possible for somebody to register a user name similar to mine, but then there will be a different gravatar.

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        Thank you Mr SM.
        I tried to add them all last evening, but CT rejected it. It was not at all trolling but might be CT is now under pressure.
        :
        I wonder why SCPasqual and Eagle Eye that always come with racial kind of comment dont seem to be reviewed by CT admin ?

        I wish you a great day Mr SM.

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        Sinhala_Man you are a lone voice in the Wilderness.
        .
        I hoped that perhaps ‘State Minister of Ornamental Fish, Inland Fish & Prawn Farming, Fishery Harbour Development, Multi day Fishing Activities and Fish Exports’ was an expansion of ‘State Minster of Fisheries’, explaining in detail the associated responsibilities.
        .
        Like the ‘State Minister of Batik, Handloom and Local Apparel Products’ I was clutching at straws.

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          Yes, I’m a “Godaya” in the Wilderness.
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          I will try later to explain how true that is.

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      Why you Mr SM call you yourself ” Godaya”:?

      You are not. You have proved it in many ways that you can never be a godaya.

      -The best example for Godaya on this page is PASQUAL and EAGLE EYE.

      Their GODAYANESS is being well abused by Rajapakshe rascals for their propaganda.
      :
      But I believe in miracles… the very same people would not stay that stupid forever.

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    For this journalist, Dear Vigy is just joking about ancient Tamil history. Sinhalese Buddhist are nationalist and within bracket racist. When you are educated but belong to minority race you try to interpret every injustice by racial discrimination. It is better to have one country and one law for all communities and improvement of justice in the civil society.
    By putting racist agenda as part of criticism of Rajapakse clan, You are indirectly promoting their popularity. You probably have no place outside Sunday Telegraph.

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    What ails the Sri Lankan voter?
    Their University professors mistaking 51% for 3%.

    Soma

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      somass

      “What ails the Sri Lankan voter?”

      You

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    David is getting to be senile. there is nothing wrong with the voter. They vote for their interest.

    Viggy is an idiot. He is making sure the tamils will always be a backward race. just like they are in India their homeland.

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      A
      @
      Are the yak Sinhala a forward thinking raxe.?
      @
      which race from 1956 onwards he’d driven the once thriving in the black downhill on reverse gear.?
      @
      You are getting close to being the joker of this fine forum.
      You by your stupid community are bringing down the quality of the commentators.
      @
      How sad.j

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      Everyone is to your eyes idiots or are senile but high crime doers such as Tajapakshes are gods? How come either u or both of u are mentally retarded. God bless srilanka, greet my dear friend s Native and Sinhala man from Nothern Germany!!!!?????

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    What a fantastic funny truthful article which goes 100% to prove that the SINHALAYA’s ARE RAJE MODAYAA’s KAWUN KANNE YOHADAYA’s.
    #
    I have hit the nail on the heads of these supposed to be 90% so-called literate fools, who suffered till 2015 January but have still not learnt the follies in their selection of political gods.?
    The Sinhalese are also the globe’s biggest literate MKR’s [ modayata Kimber rattharan.
    #
    Kumar has clearly explained that one to be inside the shop-soiled amudes of the Rajapuka’s does not have to have an iota of intelligence but has to have a criminal background and are willing to share their ill-gotten wealth with their lords/masters.
    #
    During the tenure of the Yahapalayna government, this sad sorry shitty nation a creation by the ignorant coolie class Rajapuk had done an about-turn was proceeding to be an Asian tiger but now it will be best described as a greedy only caring about themselves beggars colony.
    #
    Thanks to the COVID-19, most literate folks have lost their jobs, have no cash to feed their families who are starving and Lanka has now become the world’s all NOes country, enjoying a unique status quo in a normally wonderful planet.

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      “What a fantastic funny truthful article which goes 100% to prove that the SINHALAYA’s ARE RAJE MODAYAA’s KAWUN KANNE YOHADAYA’s.”
      —-
      Get the hell out you ‘Para’ Bee Pea without insulting Sinhalayo who gave you citizenship in this paradise island, who gave free education and free health services and a job. Also gave the opportunity to go as an economic refugee to Down Under.

      Sinhalaya Weeraya
      Kewun Kanna Yodaya
      Yuda Karanna Sooraya
      Dem Malunge Maaraya

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        Eageless para demala punakku puntak eating low-class infidel –
        ~
        Temper, temper -.
        This is a clean respectable forum which gets a bad name when uncouth unsavoury petty Klu Klux pettiest of them all racists who cries on the bosom’s of a para demala meenachi all the time.
        #
        Let me drill these factual in your brain which is full of sewer bricks –
        1. I was educated at St. Joseph’s College a private catholic boys-only college.
        2. I then moved over to the Aquinas University College where I successfully completed my GCE Advanced Level examination.
        3. Followed the Chartered Institute of Marketing U.K examinations and passed it in record time.
        4. Secured employment at Brown & co. Limited as a Marketing Executive.
        5. Whenever I fell ill, was taken to a private fee seeking doctor and a fee-charging private hospital.
        6. THEREFORE HAVE ALSO CONTRIBUTED MONEY WISE TO IRD TO KEEP YOKELS LIKE YOU ON THE SOCIAL DEPARTMENT GRANTS.
        #
        Therefore I am under no obligation towards the sad orry shittiest of them all Lankan government or it’s male ponniah’s similar to you.
        #
        Had tons of time for the alluring Sinhala ladies
        #

        Which rural jungle village did you come from and has your always soiled smelly panties ever seen the colour of water.?

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        ha ha… this is a hilarious reply.

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          Ravi, all his contributions are hilarious. They are also vulgar, racist and written in broken English. He has lived a dangerous life kneeling in front of Catholic priests, hence the constant stream of sexual imagery. I blame the parents.

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        There aer atleast good sinhalayas that would see it right today.
        :
        You guys would not belong to that category EE.
        .
        The last breath of yours would definitely be NOT easy for you, going by buddhism as taught by LORD BUDDHA the way you have been sofar.
        Some say you are that Mahindapalaya – some say you not.. but what is being proved is you are another ULTRA RACIST – not even naizist would have such anti-human charactor… I know what I am talking…
        .
        I have never seen a person of you nature … nor have I met even if I travel a lot around the globe – with that much of hatreds in … being against own minority people.??????

        I got to know tamils at Pera and also in Europe. I dont see no difference in them. I got toknow muslims also at Pera. Some of them were like my own family. I now know many other nationalities… I dont care much about the race and religion so long they behave human.

        :
        I wonder how you live in Australia. Your behaviours remind me that film -silence of the lambs-
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU8jKn7sMwU

        Do your neigbhours welcome you at all ? Or you are caught by a mental asylum in there ?
        .

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      Sinhalaya Modaya, kevum kanna yodaya? Tamils and Muslims using these words. Tamils and Muslims of Sinhalese Aryans Nation’s wealth robbers are Tamils and Muslims because Tamils and Muslims cheated Sinhalese and dragged and robbed the lands and properties. Only Boras brought the money from India and started the business in Sinhalese Nation (Heladiva)

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    You don’t have to look at the whole race, just look at this so called Working Committee of the UNP to understand what kind of people this country produces.

    I think this committee has about 50-100 members. I assume they are interested in politics, have a general education, are urban based and probably speak English.

    It appears that this working Committee ,mostly constituting persons appointed by the leader ( in this democratic era !) and therefore is not a representative body in a realistic sense, is the most important body in the UNP. Yes, at some point under Ranil Wickramasinghe, the UNP adopted a constitution which is obviously undemocratic !

    Nevertheless, being the most important body in the UNP ,the Working Committee must also accept responsibility for UNP’s death.

    Instead, the Working Committee still continues to bum the utterly discredited Ranil, acting as an impotent committee making arrangement for the funeral of the UNP, the party it was duty bound to protect. Until the election results made it clear, the committee saw no danger, saw no evil in the Ranil leadership.It was blind to his peculiarities, odd ways and deeply hidden moral corruption.

    So why blame the people ? They are all the same.

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      deepthi silva: Do you remember “WHO” assisted Ranil W to make changes to the UNP Constitution? On the day that the “Constitution” was to be presented, there was a protest march by the Party Members to Sri Kotha to prevent it been adopted. On that “Fateful Day”, the then President, Mahinda Rajapakse “Ordered” that the road (Kotte Road) in front of the Sri Kotha be excavated and reinstated. That “Protest March” had to be abandoned and Ranil W passed the “Amendments” with support of his goons. Ranil W never forgot that “HELP” and paid back his “Thank You” when he took control of the “Yahapalanaya”. Now, it is MR’s turn to say “Thank You” and show his gratitude in return to Ranil W. You are correct in saying “odd ways and deeply hidden corruption” play the major role in S/L politics. So why blame the people. The irresistible conclusion is: “They are all the same”. Your conclusion “EXCELLENT” and agreed.

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        Simon, As for my information this particular UNP constitution was adopted before MR became President and before that SiriKotha incident.Even then strong UNP supporters began to agitate against Ranil and in order to ensure his continued leadership Ranil manoeuvred this UNP constitution.Obviously majority of UNP guys did not realise the hidden dangers of the constitution they were blindly adopting.

        Right from the beginning more honest UNP supporters began to realise that there was something deeply wrong in Ranil, a pretender , a wolf in sheep skin. A guy who rules with a small corrupt clique , putting one group against another. He also played on the typical Sri Lankan selfishness and incompetence to consolidate.

        He loved to preach about liberal values, global matters in order to confuse the fools .The main interest of this guy is not the people of the country or the UNP supporters but only frolicking every weekend in a Southern resort with male friends or flying to different countries to enjoy 7 star luxury ( but pretending he is making world shattering speeches revealing the truth to world leaders ! !)

        I am told from 1977 Ranil has made more than 3000 foreign tours.averaging more than 50 a year , including innumerable short hops to Singapore , a favourite destination)

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    Nothing ails the SL voter. The correct question to ask is what ails armchair election experts? As long as people like Wigneswaran, Sivajilingam, Ponnambalam, Summathiran, etc. keep pushing for Tamil only, there will be an equal and opposite reaction. That propels Rajapaksas (or anyone who can credibly counter the Tamil threat) to power. If you want to take the wind out of the sails of Rajapaksas and other Sinhala racists, first get Tamils to shed Tamil only claims and false Tamil superiority claims which have no basis in India, SL or Malaysia. Tamils live under Hindis, Sinhalese and Malays. Not the other way around.

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      We do not need the opinion of die hard Sinhalese racists like you

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        You haven’t met any really met any “die-hard Sinhalese racists” if you call GATAM that.
        .
        I agree with him.
        .
        The Rajapaksas play the racist-card, and they have their followers. You make it very difficult for us to counter them.

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          I have met m,any die hard Sinhalese and he is one , Who are you to judge us as you are a Sinhalese and naver experienced anti Tamil racism like us. Your comment is like white people judging about what black people expericene about racism. Stop being silly . You agree with his nonsense then you are also now showing your racist colours. Now lots of Sinhalese racists are coming out of the wood work and are showing their real racist colours, May be you are one of them, What a ridiculous racist statement, Tamils are immigrants in Malaysia , Just like the Sinhalese and Tamil immigrants are in the west , SO if the Malays rule so what., They still do not treat the Tamils there like the Sinhalese do here in their own land. Tamils are native to India and Sri Lanka and in India no Hindi person is ruling anyone . They cannot It is only in Sri Lanka that the Tamils face genocide in their own land and you cannot agree with this and agree with this man’s racist utterances. Who the hell are you to judge. I am a Tamil against who this is directed , you are Sinhalese so it is a non issue to you ,

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            In this regard in Australia there was a cartoon in one of the prominent national newspaper with regards to Kamala Harris , a caricature of her underneath little Brown Girl. Many people found this offensive , however many other whites and the Australian Editor and the Board defended this and stated it was not offensive and stated they were not having a go at Kamala but against Joe Biden( Sic) . They were ridiculed for this stand on the ABC Q&A programme , stating an all white board and editor deciding, what is offensive and not offensive to print with regards to people of colour. Your attitude and behaviour is the same. This man constantly makes racist comments , pretending to be concerned about Tamils and you decide it is not racist , as this does not affect you. What he stated is rubbish and is asking the Tamils not to protest but meekly accept their third rate status, marginalisation ,. so that it will become a non issue and the Rajapakse’s will not be use this as ammunition to win elections. Looks like his and your concern is only the Rajapakses not winning elections but the Tamils be damned. Will he state the same if he was the one being discriminated and marginalised. I see Sinhalese in the west jumping up and down and demanding justice , when they feel the whites have discriminated them .

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            SSS is it not possible for a Tamil to be a racist?
            .
            Why have you posted nothing against your fellow Tamil racists Johnpillai (rj1952), Pandi Kutti etc ? Not only you, the holier than thou Native Veddah and others too have not uttered a word against them. But you people are very swift to condemn real or imagined Sinhala racism.
            .
            That’s how racist you are.

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              Stanley

              “Not only you, the holier than thou Native Veddah and others too have not uttered a word against them.”

              I forgive you because you seems to be another ill informed little islander. Please note I do not have any favourite racist. Try bit harder you may earn the title.

              As far as I am concerned Tamil/Saivaites, Sinhala/Buddhists, Latin/Christians, Arab/Muslims …. are all fully fledged card carrying racists.

              ” But you people are very swift to condemn real or imagined Sinhala racism.”

              We should keep condemning Sinhala/Buddhist bigotry/racism.
              Like their Tamil brethren Sinhalese are so stupid they cannot make serious authentic racists. Why bother talking about inapt people?

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                A feeble attempt to move the goal posts. Don’t bother.

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                  Stanley

                  “A feeble attempt to move the goal posts. Don’t bother.”

                  I can’t help you when you don’t possess the necessary intellectual acumen.
                  By the way any chance Wimal Sangili Karuppan being your brother?

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              Stanley,
              .
              Two comments posted below this by me already.
              .
              I can do little if they don’t come on.
              .
              The usually balanced NV has turned piquant.

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                I even discussed this briefly on the phone with Prof. Kumar D. after emailing the suppressed comments to him.
                .
                I give up!

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          Hello why so angry. Gatam is a racist , this is why Chingkalla racist Stanley Kurangu is praising him and now you. Shame on you

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          Racists are better than “TERRORISTS and EXTREMISTS”. Terrorists are butchering the humanbeing

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            You admit that you are a racist and a terrorist and extremist. The biggest racists, terrorists and extremist fascists have been all Sinhalese led Sri Lankan governments from the time of independence , elected by a largely racists , brainwashed Sinhalese population who are frog in the wells. From the time of independence , all they have been doing is killing, raping looting , ethnically cleansing and committing war crimes on the island’s Tamil population. All in the name of a Mahavamsa myth and Sinhalese Buddhism. Which in reality is not Buddhism at all but some evil racist doctrine. They have turned a once relatively prosperous British colony into an international beggar basket case. Made one million Indian origin Tamils who had lived in the island for more than eight generations , then earning most of the country’s wealth stateless . Then killed over 300000 thousand indigenous Eelam Tamils, chased more than a million of them out of the island or made them refugees in their own land , by planned racist pogroms , bombings , killings and rape. Within 70 years of independence they have reduced the island’s Tamil population from around 26-28% to 16% . The Eelam Tamils were the most prosperous and educated in the island now reduced to the most poverty stricken and denied education. If all this is not terrorism and extremism ,then what is it Sinhalese racist.

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            There are plenty of evidence for following killings under Rajapakshes Regime number one – all other killings are now in making:

            1) Lasantha Wikramathunge – Sunday leader editor
            2)Ekanaligoda – Cartoonist
            3) Thajdudeen Wasim – Rugby player – alleged to have been killed by RAJAPKASHE FAMILY

            4) over 23 or more unarmed prisoners
            5) Rathupaswala – young boys that protested ASKING cheapest food item- pure drinking water were short dead injuring over 40
            6) Young boys getting ready for their UNIVERISITY education in UK – 11 by numbes were abducted /assumed to be gunned down after being abused as their sex objects- victimized mothers coming from colombo rich families….. they have now gone to mad not knowing what happened to their lovely sons… all these were under RAJAPKSHE regime.

            So tell us please, if you guys only attack on TERRORISTS and EXTREMISTS, what category the RAJAPAKSHE CRIMINALS belong to ? Are they not far dangerous than YOUR SO CALLED TERRORISTS ?

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            N. Pererass

            “Racists are better than “TERRORISTS and EXTREMISTS”. Terrorists are butchering the humanbeing”

            How about psychopath Gota?
            Is Gota a good psychopath, as you know he butchered both Tamil and Sinhala speaking innocent youth?

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          What about EAGLE EYE, SOMA and PASQUAL ?

          Are they die hard racists ?
          .
          I think all these men are sick, they dont know what they are talking about.

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      Well said GATAM. Yours is an argument that applies to the Muslims as well. Sinhala racism is not the only cause of this nation’s racial problems although many in the Tamil diaspora proclaim that it is.

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        Well said Gattam , you have sunk to the Bottom. Chingkalla racism is not the only cause . No Gattam and Stanley bottom it is the only cause . others are reacting but Chingkallams do not want to admit this and try to blame everyone else for the mess they created and are still creating.

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      Very true, GATAM,
      .
      I’ve been trying for the past three days or so to build on what you say, bringing some other factors also in, but the moderators are dithering. I can still see on my computers/ devices most of those comments when I’m logged in – but not when I log out.
      .
      What that means is that no decision has been made yet.
      .
      However, soon the 7-day deadline will arrive, and that would be that.
      .
      Although I think that the points I’m trying to make are important and valid, I don’t think that I’m capable of turning them into a proper article.

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    but instead I believe that it is the masses who are asses, politicians are clever knaves.
    Vaalaththodam’s gang is now beating Old Joint Comedy Club on racism. They want to come to power even before the 5th years ends. They are checking what the Tamil MPs are talking, where they are sitting, what are they eating, drinking, breathing……………….

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    Sri Lankan voters whether in the south or in the North are always right and make intelligent, informed decisions.
    The intelligentsia and the civil society are the victims of deception who believe that masses are asses and make a fool of themselves.

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      No, “srikrish”, the masses are neither intelligent nor informed.
      .
      Many who are reading this should also be included in the class “masses”, although it is true that there are guys who are worse on the streets.
      .
      Eagle Eye is racist, but not totally ignorant (and I don’t believe him to be HLDM). He does his evil job consciously.
      .
      sj1952 is ignorant, ill-bred, nearly illiterate, and racist – but he does it all unconscious of what he does.
      .
      Like those who crucified Jesus: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
      .
      Yes, let God the Father forgive them, we needn’t.

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        Sinhala Man,

        Be honest and look at the results of almost every General Election since 1970.

        The voters gave two third majorities in 1970 to Mrs B and the United Front. Who failed?

        The politicians!

        Then people voted for JR with 7/8 majority in 1977.Who betrayed the trust of the people
        .
        In 1994 the voters enthusiastically voted for Chandrica Bandaranaike? The result?

        The people voted for Mahinda Rajapakse in 2005 AGAINST Ranil Wicramasinhe in a controversial election where the majority of Voters in the LTTE held areas were prevented from voting. You still blame the people/

        In 2005 people voted for Maithripala Srisena1 Do you say the voters were asses. who miserably failed? Were the promises kept? And how frustrating experience it was for the common man?

        Why you blame the people for sending the rascals home in 2020?

        In almost every election, the people voted for the party pointed out by the civil society/ intellectuals and did the Civil Society followed it up after the people’s verdict.

        People change their verdict after the betrayal of the politicians.

        People always send the rascals home when they failed.

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          Another comment crying out for fine-tuning which I intended placing at the bottom of the next page.
          .
          Not happening for reasons exxplained to GATAM, above.

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        Sinhala_Man, careful with the ‘nearly illiterate’, he might take it as a compliment.

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    Kumar David,
    I do not think he did that for fun and frolic. These are calculated moves by ‘Para’ Malabar Vellala racists who are the descendants of Dravida slaves brought from Hindusthan by Portuguese to keep their separatist agenda alive. I think he made that speech to the White faces sitting in the public gallery and not to the MPs.

    “I reckon he did it for fun and frolic! Some coot of an MP fell for it, naïvely took the bait and demanded that Vigy’s remarks be expunged from Hansard.”

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      I stopped responding to you EE shit, because your are a moron. Why the hell on the earth you always brings about Malabar Vellala (MV)? Why your house maids (in the arab world) conceived some idiots like you by these MV?

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        Velu@

        His hatreds towards srilanken minorities are more powerful than the size of NAGAZA´KI bomb

        I think he is currently hopspitalized in a psychiatric ward in Melbourne. SO please dont take him serious anymore. Dont you guys notice that EE has only few terms in his voccabulary

        Vellala caste

        Demala

        Sinhale

        Sinhala Buddhist

        This guy EE is believed to be that MAHINDAPALA for some readers on CT, while others guess him to be a CLONE of Mahindapala – but surely living in Downunder wasting the funds of AUSTRALIAN govt. That are the repurcussions to our motherland.

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    Sambandan has told the American Ambassador that removing 19th Amendment and introducing 20th Amendment to the Constitution is a grave threat to Tamils.
    This racist guy who was a main actor in passing Vaddukoddai (Sinhala name Batakotte) Resolution in 1976 to create a separate State for the descendants of Dravida slaves brought by Portuguese and dumped in Yapanaya and urged Tamil youths to take up arms to kill Sinhalayo to achieve the objective of creating Elam is a great threat to Native Sinhalayo. Therefore the Government should punish this guy by invoking 6th Amendment to the constitution which says:
    (1) No person shall, directly or indirectly, in or outside Sri Lanka, support, espouse, promote, finance, encourage or advocate the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka.
    (2) No political party or other association or organization shall have as one of its aims or objects the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka
    The punishments for these offences are removal of civic-rights and forfeiture of movable and immovable property.
    In a speech made by Sambandan in 2012 in Madakalapuwa he has told:
    “Although the issue at hand is the same, the prevailing conditions are different.

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      Eager less puntak
      @
      Is the pot calling the kettle black.
      ?
      @
      Day and night you are hiding under the under+skirt of a para demala menachi but when you finally get the chance to get to a few charging internet cafe you espouse nothing but cheap racial jibes.
      @
      What a hypocrite.

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    Dear Prof Kumar David,

    A brilliant and a witty article!
    Thanks
    Today, I choose to shoot from the hip – an irresponsible comment.
    /
    I was mistaken. Mistaken big time – thinking that Ranil’s UNP would win a few seats in Colombo. Looking back, I am now convinced that the architect of Rajapaksha’s victory is Ranil.
    What I am not so sure is whether Ranil’s performance was directed by Mahinda Rajapaksha – seeking the best manner Ranil could help him win.
    Ranil’s actions were perceived to be totally anti – Sinhalese and yet I am not sure if he did anything meaningful for minorities either.
    I thought Ranil was a tragedy – he turns out to be a comedy!!
    He was (should it be ‘is’) totally out of touch!
    As for traditional UNPers and the modern digital generation – all I say is good night!

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      Very true, Sunil, all of what you say.
      .
      I try hard to understand the plight of the Tamils, and you will hardly ever hear me say anything critical of Tamil or Muslim thinking. That would be so ill-liberal!
      .
      Yet, Tamils would do well to digest what GATAM has said.
      .
      Muslims would do even better to digest it, and also ask themselves whether it is important for their dignity to dress differently from other Sri Lankans. We don’t want laws to enforce dress codes, except, maybe, for school children and for the armed forces (whom I fear, and have as little as possible to do with).
      .
      Muslims must accept changes to their Marriage and Divorce laws. I’m not asking for wholesale changes regarding things that I don’t understand, or want to study in detail, but we can’t have laws that permit ten-year-old girls to be married off to adult men. I’m not saying that such things happen often; if they don’t happen, why object to the introduction of uniform laws for all?

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        Hello Sinhala_Man,
        I agree with all what you say – it is time for people to live in peace and harmony.

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      I wish I could know from you what you make of JVP’s fall ?

      I dont agree with you that RW was the reason to UNP fall.
      :
      It is the mlechcha media and Rajapakshe crime friendly politics. Nothing else. People are kept in dark even during the days of GOOD governance.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnWhW8ShtwM
      :
      SRILANKEN LOCLA MEDIA MAFIA IS multiple time greater and powerful than DRUG MAFIA

      Today so called journos dont raise questions from Mahinda BP Rajapkshe. Nor would they question GOTABAYA BP RAJAPAKSHE.

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    “I too need relief” says AKD. Yes indeed after months and months of Rajapaksha bashing to which no one heeded, all he can do is still continue the onslaught. All that the people of this country is worried about is actions -who will keep the country safe from various forms of terrorism, who can deliver a safe response to Covid 19, and who can develop the economy amidst the global crisis. Can anyone in his senses blame the public for their choice of government given the Rajapaksha track record of:
    (a) ending the 30 year civil war,
    (b) the fantastic response to Covid 19 threat -a major contrast to the dismal failure of most governments around the world
    (c) rounding up of drug lords and mafia gangs in a short period of time
    Let us forget the aging professor’s verbal diarrhea and as Sri Lankans let us all support the new government in its efforts of combating the next hurdle -the economic crisis where already some initiatives are being made. If the government fails to perform that is the time for criticism not before they start work. We don’t care if the cat is black or white – provided it catches mice!

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    We need not look any further;

    Srilanka is, was, and will be A Land Like No Other.

    Cheers!

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      PLATO,
      the absolute truth.
      :
      So long people would not see it right – so long local media would not allow people to see it right by their own , nothing will change towards the betterment of a better country.

      Those Sentellenese are isolated to that island. They only know about ” coconut be their gold-value food items”. Likewise, even if the internet connect srilankens being fed by RAJAPAKSHE BIASED blatant lies though connected with outside world, their thinking patterns would not seem to change their out of box. They dont care much about the harm being done by the brutal family whose kith and kin are now the leaders of the nation – like or not, that is the reality.

      Coming days, more of SOUTHERNERS would voluntarily offer their lovely ones for the fun of RAJAPAKSHES. Self -fake adulation levels have dark-clouded the country over the past few months.
      :
      The worst of all, the people are made to believe, that Rajakshes protected them from COVID. can you imagine ? What about Myanmar and Sudan ? What about Vietnam ? What about Thaiwan ?What about those countries showed much less death rates, only becuase of much less PCR testing… .. this is almos tlike THAT Nagaya brought FAKE relics and that was worshiped by a large number of people. at Kelaniya wiharaya….
      .
      God bless srilanka !

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    I might also add that in 2015 the people decided that the Rajapaksha Govt failed in its duties, in spite of the war victory, and gave a mandate to the Yahapalana govt. Having seen the sorry state of affairs of Yahapalana it restored faith in the SLPP. So the people have been acting quite rationally and the Prof is too blinded to see this rationally. The people want results -not talk.

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      Rationalist
      I think you wanted to be a rationalist and that’s why you selected this as your pseudonym but it appears that is a wishful thinking on your part. Who in his right mind will consider you to be rationalist when you say “So the people have been acting quite rationally and the Prof is too blinded to see this rationally. ” In spite of the fact the people of Srilanka voted overwhelmingly for a convicted murderer from the south, elected another murderer in remand prison from the east and a number of MPs who are under investigation for corruption. Where in the world you can witness such idiotic and illiterate of voters ?

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        Umberto – ” …….it appears that is a wishful thinking on your part” Please look again at what I said. I gave quite rational reasons why the people of this country voted for SLPP. Yes, there would have been murderers also voted to power -but the people were moved by the (a) abject failure of the Yahapalana govt which everybody acknowledges and (b) the track record of Gota and the SLPP described in my note. The people looked at the WOODs not the TREES. So these are the REASONS why the people voted as they did. You may not agree but try to analyse things rationally. Is there anything irrational in what I have said?

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    who on the picture has not been complicit to high crimes known to the very same nation ?

    Nevertheless it happened again in SL, as was the case in Zimbabewe or the like countries. These leaders come to power by manipulating the mind set of their people. Voters dont care much about the tricks being applied on them, they just get caught by easy prey of the predatory poltiicians.

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      Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), 99.4% Blacks 0.4% Whites, and unspecified 0.2%. South Africa 80.9% White 7.8%, Colored 8.8% Indian Asian 2.5% USA 72.4% Whites, 12.% Blacks, Asians 4.8%, American Indians 0.9%, Hawaiians and Pacific 0.2% , other 0.2% , more races 2.9%. SRI LANKA 74.9% Sinhalese Aryans 11.2% Tamils, 9.2% Moors, 4.2% Indian Tamils, 0.50% others. Now South Africa rule by Blacks, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) rule by Blacks, USA rule by Whites and USA wiped out Red Indians

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        N. Perera,
        .
        I was surprised by the figures you gave for Zimbabwe, and I went here:
        .
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwe#Demographics
        .
        You are right.
        .
        Are you suggesting that we emulate Zimbabwe?
        .
        What is your purpose in trotting out these figures?
        .
        Do you imply that it was right and justified to wipe out “Red Indians?” You don’t even seem to be aware that those who are left don’t like to be called that. They haven’t been able to resurrect their tribes, but they are collectively known as “Native Americans”. Using your type of crude classifications, had Colombus been looking for China, you’d be following white racists and calling them “Red Chinese”.
        .
        Tell me this, though: what sort of education have you received to say this of the population of Sri Lanka?
        .
        74.9% Sinhalese Aryans – Where did you find that?
        .
        I await your response.

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          Dear SM,

          Aryans -the term per se is not welcome in Germany yet today, 75 years after the WWII: That is a taboo term as I got tonkow from my friends lately.
          :
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aryan

          But our low lives though not knowing correctly what they have just been talking about – but to use the term says me almost everything about ethnological knowledge.

          This guy who added the statistical numbers above on Aryans may have added it without checking anything – following the same path of our ULTRA RACIST Eagle eye.

          All sinhalese in the country according to him should be aryans .. is that correct ?

          I thought JEWs are the most racial conscious on this planet. But now I have to change my mind – looking at the numbers of our race – sinhalaya- seems to be even more racial (most of them) than any other so called racists in today’s world.

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          Go to CIA Zimbabwe and see the population first. Sinhalese are Indo Aryans. Do you know why Rawana kept so long Sita? What purposes? Someone keeping a lady for what purposes? To play “ata ball” someone can say Sita was pregnant to Rawana and later Rama brought Sita to India with the help of Hanuma?

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            N. Pererass

            “Sinhalese are Indo Aryans.”

            Who are these Indo Aryans?
            Do they possess twice the number of organs compare to rest of the human being?

            ” Do you know why Rawana kept so long Sita? What purposes? Someone keeping a lady for what purposes? To play “ata ball” someone can say Sita was pregnant to Rawana and later Rama brought Sita to India with the help of Hanuma?”

            What are you on about?

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          Not only my purpose, entire Sri Lankans (Helayans) wants to know who are the majority of Sri Lanka same as Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), South Africa, and the even USA. We all wants to know, are Indians are descendant from Rawana or Rama? Sri Lanka clearly showing Rawana from Heladiva (Sri Lanka)

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            Why Rawana kept Sita so long? Someone keeping lady for what purposes?

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            N. Pererass

            “Helayans”

            Go back to Hela province of Papua New Guinea if you want to be Helayans.

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    Heard of the new road being built through Sinharaja rain forest? It si purpose built for the use of Namal Rajapakse our future President. The population of the country is going to be halved by 2100. Namal is going to add his contribution to stabilize it.

    Not only that. He has to compensate for the loss of Thajudeen, about whose loss NR has to take responsibility.

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      Edwin,
      In that very same murder, akin to the nature of JAMAL KHASHOGI the saudi journalist brutally murdered and dismembered in Istanbul, in Oct 2018, not just NAMAL BABY but even his mother (Gold buiscuit queen) is said to be complicit. However, the bugger JMO is not no more, whose involvement burried it under the carpet. And good thing is that IGP…. Anura someone is still alive- and is said to have been going through all the KARMA punishment being caught by numerous health problems. All in all, the message is being transported, Rajapkashes will have to face it now or later.

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    Over a period of time, MR made sure to eliminate a credible opposition. RW scuttled the UNP & handed the reigns to the Rajapakses on a platter. Premadasa jnr. abandoned ship & is drifting aimlessly in the political sea of SL on a life boat. JVP, despite showing promise as a credible opposition, couldn’t make it either, probably, due to old baggage, & rightly so, because they have not publicly apologised for the violence & destruction, particularity, to the families of innocent murdered victims. The only way to topple the Rajapakse regime will be from an uprising by the suffering masses if the country becomes economically destitute, such as, Zimbabwe or similar other bankrupt African country. However, in such a scenario, there will be total anarchy as seen in Afghanistan, Egypt or Iraq

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    Over a period of time, MR made sure to eliminate a credible opposition. RW scuttled the UNP & handed the reigns to the Rajapakses on a platter. Premadasa jnr. abandoned ship & is drifting aimlessly in the political sea of SL on a life boat. JVP, despite showing promise as a credible opposition, couldn’t make it either, probably, due to old baggage, & rightly so, because they have yet to denounce & publicly apologise for the violence & destruction of the past, particularity, to the families of innocent murdered victims. The only way to topple the Rajapakse regime will be from an uprising by the suffering masses if the country becomes economically destitute, such as, Zimbabwe or similar other bankrupt African country. However, in such a scenario, there will be total anarchy as seen in Afghanistan, Egypt or Iraq with free for all power grab once the strong man is removed & no competent & credible leader stepping into fill the vacuum.

    The only way out of this mess would be for the civil society to combine forces with genuine civic minded people who have made, so far, a feeble attempt as the third force but to reach out for the 90% or so ‘read & write only’ literate population of SL, there is no platform, particularly, with a muzzled & a biased media.

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    The Parliament website says that Lohan Ratwatte, M.P., lives in Katugastota, in a street named after his father. He is, apparently, only contactable, on both Sitting days & Non-Sitting days, at what seems to be a Kandy landline: 0812202700. Does this mean that he does not stir from home & is never seen in Parliament? Or cant he afford another phone despite having his hands on gems and jewellery?

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      Manel Fonseka

      It’s been a long time since we heard from you.
      Hope you are well.

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        Dear NV,
        .
        Manel has emailed this to me, and asked me to post this as a response to your inquiry.

        “Dear Native

        Kind of you to ask. The main reason has been the new process of posting. My password is rejected so I’m unable to register & have had to bother CT for help all the time. Let’s hope I can manage this time.
        —-
        I wonder who you are…which generation…here or abroad.

        Mf

        Manel F”
        .
        If you email me, I could send this on to her.

        Panini aka “Sinhala_Man”

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      Manel,
      .
      That was clever of you
      – to spot that anomaly relating to contacting Lohan on days when he has to be in the Parliament in Kotte !
      .
      https://www.parliament.lk/members-of-parliament/directory-of-members/viewMember/3191
      .
      There, I’ve given the link as above in the very first comment that I made last night – although, since it was after midnight the date is given as the 30th. The time in Sr Lanka now is 23.22.
      .
      It is good that the CT time is set according to Sr Lankan time, although the site is operated from London.
      .
      Manel, are you still making all your comments using a Samsung J8 mobile phone? Poor little rich deaf girl! You are showing us how indomitable your will to do good is – although you expect no reward in this land (now your “world”) or in any future world since you are now a full-blown atheist.
      .
      May God (oooops, I mean Readers) bless her for being so conscientious.
      .
      Panini in Bandarawela

      .

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        May GOD? Anyone saw GOD? in this world

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          N. Pererass

          ” Anyone saw GOD?”

          Yes I know a few crooks worshipping Gota.

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    What is this Tamil fella asking ‘What ails the people of this soon to be prosperous and resplendent isle?’ when its people gave a resounding victory to the parliament with a 2/3 majority? When Tamils vote enblock for the TNA or Muslims do similarly to extremist Muslims parties it is all right for him but when Sinhalese did the same, giving the racist Tamils & Muslims their own medicine, Kumar is very hurt pointing to Sinhala racism.Murderer Prabakaran forced Tamils to do the same by pointing the gun. For Kumar or for the wider world,it is simply awakening after what a traitorous yahapalanaya did to them. A simple & direct response to all traitors against the country. You have to in fact appreciate the brilliance of the Sinhala mass who despite much hardship brought about by the sudden Covid pandemic used their intelligence to vote for Gota. Despite Ranil Sajith & Anura cabal with the help of their appointed Hoole & Co.did all what they can do to postpone the election ,could not fool the Sinhala Buddhists anymore.

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    Lankawe is going to shut the lights off the lights and plunge into dark days thoese were before the days of Portuguese came to Ceylon. China will no longer allow to use its electricity if Lankawe wants to trade with West. So Lankawe wants to shut the power off and cut the exports to West (mainly garments). No more imports of garments too. That means you are going to see in the bus stands only Rhodiya Girls and Veda boys taking bus with you, coming to work in the offices. Lankawe’s only trade is going to be leasing women to Middle East.

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      In future, the most ignored essays in this column is going to be DR.WAW’s essays, because their topic is “Economy”. The most read going to be is Prof. Kumar’s because they never had any topics. Most useful will be M/s Tissaranee Gunasekara, because of their language the mothers going to read them to keep their children to be cool while they work; “Pada Pada Pada…. Dooom Doomm…. Dom…….” If anybody wonder or wants to watch how the Aliens came and built the Egyptian Pyramids, keep an eye on the Lankawe sky, they are going to rewound and running back ward; just after Dutu Gemunu wiping out Demulus and Lion cub landing in Lankawe.

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    The irrational and undesirable behavior of politicians all over the world is granted, invariably to serve one’s own interest, varies from country to country and Sri Lanka has its own brand. A respected Professor of Engineering should not appear to be playing double games in casting aspersions on the voter and at the same time seeking the mandate of the voter to be elected to Parliament on the National List from a political party of his choice. The attitude of the voter and the final outcome is one thing when the voter is first required to choose the political party ad then the three choices and the result was not a surprise excepting that the flower bud alone got almost a two-thirds majority. On the other hand, if the voter were required to select three names across the divide of the party lines it would have created a significant difference. In any case it is of bad taste to look down upon the voter now when the author in a different article conjectured the final outcome rather accurately without any questioning of the attitude of the voter and now virtually disown the electoral result.

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    Cope fame DEW lost hope in Communist Party; going home. But it is amazing though in 1989 Russian communism was gone, but DEW managed to hang on to it by washing the feet and carrying his veneration to SLFP.

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      He was another back licker of Rajapakshes., no different to Wasidewa who is now 81 years. I have no idea why DEW shows further interest to be occupied as a MP not considering his age. He is not 85 years old. All these men should rather leave DIYAWANNAWA clearing the air in that chamber.

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    The Budget that was presented is not SL Govt’s Budget but Rajapakse Family Budget. I was shocked to see that Dhamma School & Bikkhu Education was allocated more money than Tourism, Engergy, Estate Housing, Drinking Water, Education Reform, Solar Power and Estate Reform etc which are truly the most important things for the economic upgrade of the country. Is the Rajapakse Govt trying to make all younger Sri Lankans as Buddhist Monks? How stupid the Rajapakse Budget can be?

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      Buddhist01
      .
      Long time no see.
      Not only Budgest almost everything they are involving in are stupid.: They are brainless so as the majority of the people. We will have to work with Newzealand next months, since the staple food of the majority is going to be ” GRASS” for sure.

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    “Tamil is the oldest living language in the Sub-Continent if not the whole blooming world”

    I googled and found what Wiggie said was correct. Tamil is the oldest language in the whole world.
    I am surprised that I assume that you are a Tamil and did not know this fact.
    In addition DNA studies says that there is close relationship between Sinhalese and Tamils rather than with East Indians where we sinhalese supposed to have come from.
    What Wigie said is difficult to stomach for the sinhala Buddhist fundamentalist, it is scientifically true and Wigie does not appear to be eccentric as per Sunthar Pichchai’s Google unless and otherwise he has tweaked to favor his language everywhere

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      Dear Dilshan,

      They returned to office by illegal means.
      :
      They treat the people today not going by their pledges. Not a single pledge is yet fulfilled ot the poor people

      No oil price reduction conessions was given to th epeople but to them

      Nothing is OPEN in today s environment to the people. But people LOOK as if they have no more worries… how come ? b ecause SRILANKEN journos are controlled by Rajakshes rascals and their media networks.
      :
      In the days to come, all is in making to continue to the manner they in North Korea is used to do. Wait and see, the people deserve to be treated that way, because they are the ones to be blamed no body else.

      God help SRILANKA to get released from RAJAPAKSHE criminals !!!!!

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      ”I googled and found what Wiggie said was correct. Tamil is the oldest language in the whole world.“

      Gota and Mahinda are considering banning google in Sri Lanka unless Google search results make Sinhala the oldest language in the world

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        Rajash,
        Tamil may be the oldest language in the world. So what? Tamil was not used in Sinhale. The language used by Demalu who came as invaders and later as slaves to Sinhale is not Tamil. It is a hotchpotch of Dravida languages. One Demala lecturer told this in a TV program.

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          BP eagle get ur facts right. There were Tamils even before invaders came to the island. We cant make us sinhala the jokers just because u bps, obviously cant respect the evidence as I notice it. U the kind of idiot can only be abused by uneducated rajapakses, time will teach u guys a good lesson. ?????????????

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            If u cant respect the truths, please showing up on this page ur thoughts and minds are so thought provoking, and destroy and peace in anyone, s mind. Really like allergens to humanity. Get well soon. ??????

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              leelagemalli – Eagle Eye is one of those who want to deny everything just for the sake of it !

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      Dear Dilshan,
      .
      PART ONE
      .
      I’m now an old man, who doesn’t know any Tamil. When we were schoolboys we didn’t know about Tamil being the oldest language in the world.
      .
      I had heard this claim about twenty years ago. I checked it on the Internet about ten years ago. There are many sites giving the oldest extant languages in the world. Most have been put on by “Europeans”. Some are a bit eccentric. However, all of them place Tamil among the oldest languages. Not one disagrees. The majority have Tamil – so this is no invention of Vigneswaran’s.
      .
      The Tamils can rightly be proud of the antiquity of their language. However, is it all that important to the ordinary user of Tamil? Must these politicians keep harping on it – to irritate the Sinhalese?
      .
      Studying languages can be fascinating, but how many have the time for it? Let’s not politicise language, which is a highly complex way in which humans communicate – and yes, they, unfortunately, divide us. To the average person, these issues should not matter much. For Sri Lankans, it is desirable to know three languages, Sinhalese, Tamil and English. However, mastering a language is not easy.
      .
      Whatever the language we use, let us use it well.

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    Dr.KD,

    Maybe you or your friend Rajan Philips can write about the implications to the 13th amendment of sending Milinda Moragoda as the SL ambassador to India, with Vethody Kumaran Valsan, from the Malayali family that owns the Nippon hotel in Colombo, known for its mutton rolls, as the deputy ambassador in Chennai?

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      Gonass, Where do you get your information from?
      \
      Check your sources!

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