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What Was Rising Mr. Jayatilleka?

By Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

I am still wondering what exactly was rising for Dayan Jayatilleka (DJ) to write about on Colombo Telegraph. DJ begins by citing lyrics from a song sung by the Catholic American singer Bruce Springstream. The song, ‘The Rising,’ is well-known but Bruce sang it in the context of the September 11 attacks by Islamic fundamentalists. It sent the message that the civilized world should not surrender at such horrible assaults. What on earth has this got to do in the current Sri Lanka context? Who attacked whom? Who surrenders to whom?

A presidential election was fought and Mahinda Rajapaksa’s(MR) opponent won it clearly. Despite MR’s blatant and ugly abuse of state resources and all the intimidation; despite the total absence of billboards and posters for Maitri; despite the favourable channeling of media, the humble farmer’s son cleared the line and occupied the position without fuzz. Maitripala Sirisena appointed his cabinet from among elected members of Parliament. The new Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremasinghe, had himself been elected by a massive majority in his electoral district. They were all elected from among the people. May be on an earlier occasion, but that is no issue. If the government does not hold the confidence of Parliament a vote of no-confidence can be brought and the PM and cabinet can be sent home. Beauty isn’t it Mr Jayatilleka?

MahindaUpon setting up office, the new government, strictly according to mandate obtained during the Presidential elections, went about professionally to give effect to its 100-day program that would in effect restore our democratic institutions and checks and balances against executive abuse of power. This means our people get protected from being robbed and otherwise abused by the ruling family and a set of creepy Parliamentarians. That was the ten-year-old drama Sri Lankans had witnessed.

Hence, pray tell us what this rising is about. Why do the crowds have to cry along with that bundle of contradictions, Vasudeva, “we will not surrender!” Surrender to whom? The song of Bruce had meaning in its context. The US was delivered a devastating blow by lunatic Islamic fundamentalists and Bruce sent the message of inspiration to Americans ‘never to surrender.’ On the other hand, what is the rising DJ experienced at Nugegoda? Unless, of course, he refers to some rising within his limbs.

DJ is in raptures about the crowds. However, we saw during elections how capable the Rajapaksa regime was in bringing in crowds for meetings. MR was never able to run his government professionally but credit goes to him for the way he ran his meetings. MR carried mobile audiences with him in a load of buses. The audiences were trained. Those in the front row must have a baby to produce. They must have flags and banners to raise and they must do some gimmicks. Women must be on the sides along the path. The messiah arrives and they must stretch out their hands trying deliriously to catch the divine apparition. In one meeting that I saw at Ratmalana, I spotted at least 20 buses from areas as far as Aivissawela, Gampaha etc. TV audiences are impressed! If Dayan was watching he would have teared without glicerine. However, we know what the result had been.

Likewise at Nugegoda. DJ, describing the Nugegoda scene DJ writes, ”The most emblematic scene-a a young man atop a billboard waving a flag and MR’s portrait into the eye of a drone camera”. DJ who masquerading as a political analyst writes about events in other lands should have known that these scenes are prearranged and doctored. This kind of mobilization is typically fascist and it all began with Herr Hitler. Like a school kid, DJ is simply carried away at this sight.

DJ, in his piece, becomes like Vasudeva. He displays a similar maverick behavior by making statements that don’t simply carry. He says the people did not want an unelected government. We have answered that. He says in critical tone that “the Foreign Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, pledged to the UN Human rights Commission to work on developing a domestic mechanism on accountability.” So what’s wrong? This is what the UN wanted Sri Lanka to do from the inception of this episode and MR ‘s government would have saved a lot of heat and sweat had they done that. Instead, MR prevaricated and prolonged until this whole thing got compounded into a huge issue. Then, at that point, MR surrenders by setting up a domestic enquiry. If it was right for MR to do why wrong for Mangala to do? Again, DJ defends a ‘deep Sinhala nationality’ but qualifies by saying that such a nationalism will not be anti- Mulsim or anti-Tamil. Can you beat that?

Oh! This man is hopeless; is dishonest and is self-serving. Mind you, this gentleman some years ago became part of the cabinet of the NPC run by the EPRLF!

There is no country like Sri Lanka!

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  • 51
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    the more i read of DJ,i become more convinced he must be the son of mervyn silva and not Mervin Desilva.

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      No.. No.. DJ must be a DeSilva like Nalin DeSilvas… Traditional owners of Lanka.. I bet Weerawansa and BBS Ganasara’s are DeSilvas too.

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      Here is another example of a vain attempt by the senile “pothe gura” to rewrite history:

      “Maitripala Sirisena appointed his cabinet from among elected members of Parliament. The new Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremasinghe, had himself been elected by a massive majority in his electoral district.”

      This dishonest fool need to know that winning a parliamentary seat and being empowered to a constitutionally legitimate government are two different things.

      The country has not forgotten that Ranil and his western boot-licking brigade lost in 29 consecutive elections of all forms. It was only the “hopper conspiracy” of Maithreepala+India+US+UK that allowed the unconstitutional rendering of this bootlicker PM.

      The pothe gura can come out from his cave in Melbourne from time to time to pay for the illegitimate favours he received by being a “domestic” to R. Premadasa.
      [Edited out]

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        Pena Kiyanna

        I love your great sense of humour, twisted logic, and your great knowledge of polity, governance, constitution, political history, …………..

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          So what is your point [Edited out]

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            Pena Kiyanna

            “So what is your point “

            If you haven’t got the point, precisely that was my point.

            “[Edited out]”

            What was your point?

            • 0
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              [Edited out]
              @WeeWilly, you must select one name instead of using;
              Bernigan,
              Ujang Kulon
              Utopawardana
              Boorinath Manjakkad
              WeeWilly
              Navel Pose

              • 0
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                What is this CT?

    • 4
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      Shyamon Jayasinghe –

      What Was Rising Mr. Jayatilleka?

      Stupid Dogs of Mahinda Rajapaksa, Vasudeva, Wimal, Dinesh and Udugampila. Even, Stupid, Mootal, Moda Dogs Learn from their mistakes, bur not these dogs..
      [Edited out]

  • 22
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    I would say his personal cost of living but this was not one guy MR funded from state funds at least after he got kicked out of Paris.

    So it could be his blood pressure. :)

  • 25
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    Time is running out and DJ has to stamp his legacy in real politics, for how long can he satiate his gargantuan ego by being a mere columnist. He knows bloody well RW has declared him persona-non-grata and has no choice but to cling to MRs kurakkan stole to get some position under him.

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      May be DR DJ wants be enshrined into Mahawamsa along with MR thus becoming immortal!

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    What is there to rise in DJ, Mahindapala or Sarath De Alwis? They are all dead as a dodo. Yet they speak of a rise. Leave alone a machine stitch, not even a hand stitch is possible for these old fossils.

    It appears that all these buggers are really hurt after MR’s fall and Ranil’s rise. Only hope that MR will house these losers at Madamulana till they die.

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      It is Ranil’s rise and his big inaction against crooks and crooked politcians of the past regime that made these people’s tongues swiping. Had Ranil the DODO become active on the promises and public accusations DJ would n’t have been rising. May be MR did a deal with Ranil, when he went to see him those early hours on the morning of the 9th jan. Don’t expect people to vote for Ranil at the next election. I would n’t!

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      Jayantha, if I may, one can’t put Sarath and HLD in the same bucket.
      HLD is a Rajapakse fan, actually a Premadasa fan first, he bides time for the return of Premadasa Jr.
      Sarath, is no Rajapakse fan and takes on DJ every chance he can.

      Cheers.

  • 27
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    Brilliant! Thank You for a well written article. I salute you. DJ is a total bull shitter and a sham and a charlatan. As a commie/socialist he should use Russian or Chinese musicians lyrics and not the Capitalist American artists. He despices everything US and western. He is indeed a jokester…

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      LOL. Yes, yes, i’m sure you’ll sleep better at night now. Just wait till the GE ;)

      For the nation it was a “rising”, for the My3/Ranil/UNP/Colombo gang its a NIGHTMARE.

      I’m sure reading things like this will make y’all feel better, try to bury away the truth you are facing. Hope y’all enjoyed the 40 days of “happiness”.

      Don’t be surprised when the UNP gets even less seats than they did in 2010. LOL

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    Shyamon Jayasinghe –

    RE: What Was Rising Mr. Jayatilleka?

    “A presidential election was fought and Mahinda Rajapaksa’s(MR) opponent won it clearly. Despite MR’s blatant and ugly abuse of state resources and all the intimidation; despite the total absence of billboards and posters for Maitri; despite the favourable channeling of media, the humble farmer’s son cleared the line and occupied the position without fuzz. Maitripala Sirisena appointed his cabinet from among elected members of Parliament. The new Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremasinghe, had himself been elected by a massive majority in his electoral district. They were all elected from among the people. May be on an earlier occasion, but that is no issue. If the government does not hold the confidence of Parliament a vote of no-confidence can be brought and the PM and cabinet can be sent home. Beauty isn’t it Mr Jayatilleka?”

    This is a case of sour grapes. MR and his Shills like DJ could not pick the grapes, and now they call the grapes sour.

    The shills and white washers are at a loss as to what to do. The Crooks, Robbers and Criminals, CRC’s, like the IRC’s are wondering what to d next? Everybody is curious.

    The crowd was there but the enthusiasm was very meek. Most likely most who came to the rally, voted for Mr. Maitipala Sirisena..

  • 27
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    Well said Mr.Shyamon Jayasinghe.

    So called Dr. (DJ) three months ago horrendously criticised Mahinda Rajapaksa and Rajapaksa regime.

    After handing over nomination for the presidential election this Dr. drastically changed and started to glorify and eulogize Mahinda Rajapaksa.
    He completely forgot or may be his memory was lost or may be hidden agenda was to get the highest post in diplomatic field.
    It is ashame.

    Buruwansa, Dinesh, Vasudewa, Gammanpila and DJ were shocked to hear the out come of presidential election on Friday the 09th of January.

    Now they are lost. No way to entertain as they did in past with Mahinda Rajapaksa. Now so called OPPOSITION never allow them to dance according to mahinda Rajapaksa’s tune. Specially Buruwansa has no power to entertain the whole family.

    Now no one can fool our youth or younger generation. Only foolish follow Buruwansa. Educated youth perfectly can understand the reality and will change the whole.

    Buruwansa, DJ and other boot lickers of Mahinda Rajapaksa are failures.
    They are like now mad dogs.

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    Dear Shyamon,

    Splendid observations – from the very beginning to the last word! And I applaud you for exposing the fraud beginning with your apt and intentional down-grading in his coveted “Dr” title that he adorns just to cover his vile conduct.

    What is rising is Dayan’s deserved fear of obsolescence –being thrown into the dust bin right royally!

    Dayan has realized that the previous regime’s only hope of return to the driver seat is to re-do an “SWRD”, fanning up racial flames. Now that MR has finally realized that the Tamil and Muslim votes are lost forever, Dayan is guiding and prodding MR that the one and only, and possibly a sure-fire solution is a chauvinistic, racial, domineering, majoritarian war cry to galvanize a majority “block vote”- exactly the way SWRD strategized with the tar-brush campaign.

    This is very vivid in Dayan’s deluge of articles since January 9th that have progressively converged towards fanning up majoritarian thirst for marginalization of the minorities.

    As for the Nugegoda showdown, if only the reverse had taken place (say, if after a Mahinda victory, an impressive gathering of the opposition had taken place), this same Dayan DeSilva-Jayathileke would have been the first to proclaim and drum-beat “what a show of democracy my leader has demonstrated in allowing such free-speech”!

    Dayan sure is a chauvinist and a racist – but most of all he is just a malfeasant opportunist, the principal driving force behind every one of his actions.

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    After the rally, it seems the whole My3 “good governance” gang, and their various hangers on are terrified. LOL. In just 40 days their lies were exposed and they know they are about to be thrown out of power. The poor elities of Colombo -thought they’d “won” and were back to “rightfully” rule SL (since they think SL belongs to just their Colombo gang) forever once more.

    But in just 40 days they’ve lost it all.
    No matter what happens, they’re OUT.

    Big problem for Ranil/CBK and his Colombo gang. No matter when the GE is held they’ll be out and get even less seats than they hold now. They can hold it tomorrow, or next year the result will STILL be the same (and they KNOW IT).

    The more they delay the election, the more unpopular they get.

    If you read the comments (here on CT and DM for example) you can see how disturbed and frustrated this whole lot are. Many screaming how My3/Ranil losers should have arrested MR and all, and pushed the corruption angle etc. But then the My3/Ranil gang lied and made stuff up (which won’t hold in court) so they thought the lies and mud slinging would be enough.

    Now its just too late.

    Oh by the way what happened to the “100day dot lk” site?? It had not been updated for a while (with days of various promises running out) and now the site is gone. More lies catching up. LOL

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      Just a note, i see “100days dot lk” is back, but no updates as of now. The “overdue” tag to promises failed have not been added. Oh dear, whats happening to the 100day program, “good governance” and change? LOL

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        So far we saw the skin of the good governance. This gang only will bark on previous admin and do nothing.
        If they manage to go for 2years.. SL will see all unfortunate things experienced in past 30 years. Especially again the war … this time will be very different as Western Big Bros always wanted … just like the places they did to other countries.

        I blame MR for this as he kept public jokers MS, daylight robbers like DS SW and accepting all Donkeys from UNP & MC. But MR is the leader our country needs … and surely hated by the Western boot lickers and LTTE rats who has nothing to do but praying and working for separated Sri Lanka.

        I think next 60 days enough for MR and the Sri Lankans to think and learn..

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          Well said outsider

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    Very Well said.

    MR and his cronies know just one thing and that is to rouse the rabble on ethnic lines and international conspiracies. And while they do that, they loot and plunder the country.

    Well done too that the new government has been able to obtain more time on the war crimes report. DJ huffed and puffed at the UN to get more time. So did others after him. Monies were spent to send delegations to defend Sri Lanka, and set up commissions whose recommendations were never implemented. Obviously the international community is willing to give the new government a chance to prove their genuineness. One that MR and his rabble rouses hardly ever had.

    A return to Rajapaksa rule will only result in further ruination of the country.

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    You want to know what is rising? Well its Dayan’s what’s it! Bringing back a crook, you need a hook.

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    Shyamon, It is very good one.

    Almost like an express train from beginning to end. Dr. D J sees life passing by. A drowning man can be desperate. He is supposed to be an educated man and should know politics is not a gamble but principles and the strength to adhere to them. Otherwise you too will look like an idiot such as Wimalawansa or Mervyn Silva.

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    Ranil did not elected by the people to be the Priminister.

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    Dayan Silva Jayatilleka enjoyed a few hours of glory at Nugegoda. To him Booruwanse is a Jacobin orator, that idiot Vasu was superb. DJ would have written his article after free drinks from Johnston’s tavern in Nugegoda. DJ is now without clothes

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    Don’t know about you Mr Jayasinghe, but the temperature of the Elite in Colombo would have risen a fair bit , watching that mammoth crowd next door to them , wanting the rogue PM out.

    The rogue PM would have most probably got the shivers, thinking how the hell is he going to subdue the 500,000 just in Nugegoda , which is not even Dalit Territory.

    Or should I say a more like a Sinhala , Catholic , Buddhist Turf with the average incomes well above that of the Dalits.

    Hope Rogue Ranil wouldn’t think of his dead Uncle’s old tactics, this time against the Sinhala Catholics and Buddhists in Nugegoda….

  • 1
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    Well presented Shyamon J.

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    DJ is a shameless, self serving individual who will stoop to any low level for his mere livelihood. About 25 years ago an angry crowd stripped him naked and was forced to run naked to save his life. Now he has voluntarily stripped himself naked. This man has absolutely shame or honour.

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    DJ says he is 58 years. I don’t think at this age one needs medication to rise. He seems to have been rising a heavy of a lot at Nugegoda. Someone suggested it was Johnston’s free liquor bar where everyone had a free drink. Was booruwanse’s [Edited out]

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    Mr Jayasinghe: Thank You for this excellent rebuff to DJ.

    DJ, and those that squawked at Nugegoda are all yesterdays men. The turnout was a rabble that only succeeded in being a thorough pain in the arse to the good citizens of that affluent suburb.

    Daddy, r-i-p, must be squirming at the depths that his boy is plumbing these days.

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    Nothing was ” rising” on 18th February at the so called Nugegoda meeting by some lost cases.
    There was a lot of money spent probably left overs from last elections, transported people by bus,
    And had the meeting at the busiest time people moving after work and blocking the road transportation.

    Thanks to the freedom enjoyed by everyone one under the new government. Do these refracts remember how all potential meetings venues were blocked during last elections blocking the opposition candidate Maithree’s campaign?

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    It seems the new administration is also ‘blessed’ with its own sycophants.

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    So Shyamon, Mahinda didn’t do anything to Sri Lanka? When reading articles you write to Sri Lankan community papers in Australia, I thought you are a open minded person. Now I realise you are a number one UNP Karayek! No matter what happens to Sri Lanka you want to see UNP is in power. Wait and see what happens to Sri Lanka in couple of years, if Mangala Samaraweera continues his Foreign Minister portfolio.

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    I would like to thank the author for pointing out the most egregious appropriation of ‘The Boss’ (aka Bruuuuce) I have ever seen.

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    Mr Jayasinghe, It is not about DJ, it is about our country, the politicians, and the people of SL. MY3 was elected to be the President and that should be respected, despite all the lies propagated during the election period (where are Namal’s lambos, Buckingham horse, and the helicopter?). MS is the President of Sl and the position has to be respected. What is not right is the appointment of a minority government. I dont have to tell you how the parliamentary system works and you should be well aware of the Westminster way living in Melbourne. Do you think the GG of Australia can appoint a government from a party having a minority number of seats? The only time it happens is when a party does not have an absolute majority. Your rationale that the majority can dismiss RW government is correct, but did you not hear what the UPFA/SLFP said? They said that they respect the peoples choice of appointing the President, and that they will respect his appointment for the 100 days. However, this is not to say what the new President has done is constitutional or not.
    What RW government should be is a caretaker government. Such a government should not take key decisions as they are not mandated by the people as a part or an alliance (unless they have a majority). One cannot pick a bunch of parliamentarians and appoint a government and rationalize that they have been voted in by the people. Independently, of course, but not collectively as a government. If so what would people say if the President appointed the AKD (JVP) or Sambanthan (TNA) as the prime minister? It would be a joke would it not? The president should have appointed a caretaker government with the majority party (or any alliance) and go to an election in 100 days or immediately. That would have been the democratic way.

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    Shyamon, now I realise you are a UNP Karaya, who doesn’t care what ever happens to Sri Lanka. Disgrace for Sri Lankans living in Australia!

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    This emigre gent S. Jayasinghe mustn’t write about what he just doesn’t know. “No Surrender” was sung by Springsteen one and a half, almost two DECADES BEFORE the 9/11 attacks. “The Rising” was in the context of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. These are two quite different songs…:)))

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      Dayan, please keep fighting against this “Pambaya” government. Sri Lanka needs people like you at the moment.

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      Leave out the song, can you please deal with rest of he article of Mr Jeyasighe?

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      You were gifted with the ability to pick spelling and syntax error but not understanding the content. You are gift given to MARA by the GODS of communalism

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      It is hard nowadays to buy the Boss’s CDs with the dole.

      Can some one give the link if these numbers are available on any free sites…

  • 1
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    shaymon ! what a magnificent piece of writing! DJ is no match for your simple, yet powerful style of writing. I loved it.

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    Well said Shyamon. Only, I’d like to correct you on the origins of the term ‘The Rising’. Apparently, DJ must have derived his nonsense from the lewd nickname “Mojo Risin'” given to Jim Morrison (The Doors).

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    Brilliant exposition, Shyamon. You hit the nail on the head when you concluded your expose of this excuse for a political analyst with, “Oh! This man is hopeless; is dishonest and is self-serving. Mind you, this gentleman some years ago became part of the cabinet of the NPC run by the EPRLF!”

    That just about says it all about the “rising” desperation of DJ

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    “What Was Rising Mr. Jayatilleka?”

    Oh come on Shyamon, Don’t be vulgar, ! [Edited out]

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