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When I Became The Common Candidate I Thought I Was Joining DS-Dudley’s UNP: Sirisena’s Veiled Attack On Ranil

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday launched a veiled attack on the UNP and its leadership saying the current party was sharply different from the one led by the likes of DS Senanayake.

Sirisena

Addressing the launching ceremony of the biography of FR Senanayake, Sirisena said when he became the Common Candidate of the no-one coalition, he assumed he was joining the UNP created by DS Senanayake and Dudley Senanayake.

But soon did I realize that it was an entirely different party, he added.

“The UNP back then,” Sirisena said, “was a party that cherished our own values. It wanted to uplift our own industries. It aspired to strengthen the national economy. This was the vision of the likes of D.S. Senanayake who founded the UNP.”

It was not a party plagued with corruption and theft, Sirisena said subtly launching an attack on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

“I fervently hope that the UNP will soon become a party that follows the footsteps of its great founders,” the President said.

This remarks came amidst an intensifying tug of war between Sirisena and Wickremesinghe over the affairs of the government. The relations between the coalition partners of the government – the UNP and the SLFP – have strained with Sirisena attempting to form a fresh alliance with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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    We the people also never thought we were voting in a Treacherous, Deceitful and a Protector of Murderers, as President of our Nation, sending home a brute and a ruthless Dictator.

    True, Ranil also has his share of problems, but we expected you two persons to act in the best interest of the country rather than fighting like idiots at the detriment of a Nation.

    The idiocy of both of you has given hope to the Murderers and the Thieves to dream of securing power again. What a pathetic state of affairs.

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      Additional Solicitor General and President’s Counsel Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe was handpicked from within the Attorney General’s Department to serve as Director General of the Bribery Commission. The Joint Opposition, comprising the former President’s loyalists, alleged that Wickremesinghe was a close personal friend of the Prime Minister. The President’s wrath therefore was skillfully directed towards the Director General. Dias Wickramasinghe, who assumed office before the enactment of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which guaranteed the independence of key commissions was set a Herculean task.

      Battling commissioners and sleuths appointed to the Commission by the Rajapaksa administration who consistently championed the cause of their old masters, the Director General was able to hold the fort until the Bribery Commission was reconstituted with independent commissioners led by former Supreme Court Justice T.B. Weerasuriya after the passage of the 19 Amendment. Strong-willed and hailed as a no-nonsense officer, Dias Wickramasinghe won the confidence of the independent commissioners.

      In the wake of her shocking resignation, Ministers and officials in the Government hailed Wickramasinghe as an official of “enormous courage and intellect”. During her brief stint as Director General, Wickramasinghe spearheaded a top secret sting operation to nab three Customs officials soliciting a bribe to the tune of Rs. 125 million – the largest bribe ever detected in Sri Lanka.

      Corruption watchdogs and civil society representatives acknowledge that Dias Wickramasinghe was an official deeply committed to strengthening the local legal framework to deal with corruption and tackling systemic corruption in political and bureaucratic spheres.

      Wickramasinghe was in Malaysia when the President’s remarks were made public, and her first instinct was to tender her resignation immediately. However, several interventions by Government officials and even the Speaker of Parliament, Karu Jayasuriya.

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        This sounds like he is willing to woo Ranil again. This sounds like an “Oodal” instead of anger. He is praising UNP, instead of going for an outright attack.

        I see a big change in him from the time he returned from NY. (We have to wait and pure guessing is fruitless.) He showed an enormous fear to PM Modi on his RAW talk. The “RAW’s plot” scheme was framed before he left to NY, UNGA. After return, the plan is changed. Involving RAW in that and tearing Inia off was old plan. But, just like old village folks, he did say something out of his memory at wrong time. Then, he swirled like a dreidel and pleaded excuse to Modi. Isn’t his government last time depicted? His mouth foolishly spilled out the Old Story. PM Manmohan Singh under Jayalalitha’s skirt? What change in few years?
        Earlier they apparently had planned to take the matter to Modi. Modi too invited all of them. They all met Modi before He went to NY. They were planning to send Ranil and consolidate plan, at the end, so that they three can steer away from UN, while world not feeling that they are surrendering more to China. The New Plan badly has been shaken by his foolish talk. He met Old King two times within a week to talk about his experience in New York. Ranil came back from India and immediately met him. If there is any danger perceived then they all have to go back the drawing board again and redraw everything again.

        Two things are important for them all. 1). How to save them all from UNHRC & UN. Who comes to power in Jan, 2020 so they all will legally (impunity) safe from all their corruption and all crimes they do? The three unitedly advance a common course on those two. Economy, Reconciliation, Political Solution, Country’s standing in the world, Country’s sovereignty from China……. all are second and third or even below that.

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        The important thing here is Ranil has already declared that he is steering the country on the path of Don Stephen. This is not about the Economy. It is more about how to keep Britain and West at arm length, while he handles the internal minority problems. There were numerous accusations on Ranil selling Lankawe to West. That is why he said that. It was only an answer from Ranil to those who accused him of him being West bend. DS pretended to Britain like that he was giving Trinco. But, only he cheated them to negotiate a unitary constitution under which he could slave Tamils. Then he disenfranchised Tamils; Inserted wedge between Tamils and Muslims. Ranil was doing all exactly in the same path. He unified the Muslim parties who were split, earlier. He completely demolished the TNA. His Oxford speech clarified the DS path he is following. Now the New King, who is defeated in his military coup attempt, discarded in NY, is now back at his home ground. So he is saying he is looking for Don Stephen’s UNP only to make peace with Ranil.

        This is what they say in Tamil as “Palaiya Krudi Kathavai Thiravadi” (My old blind darling, can you open the door for me, I am back for you again.)

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      Ansar

      This man Sirisena has been in politics for donkey’s years and won the war single handedly in the last few days believed “he was Joining DS-Dudley’s UNP”.
      Could anyone fill in the missing years (13 April 1973 to date about 45 years) for Sirisena.

      Poor chap.
      SJ could help him with his version of UNP history while helping himself with a little adulation for weeping widow.

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      Dear Mr Sirisena,

      Your criticism of others from the stand point of a paragon of virtue ……….. does not hold water. ………For you, everyone else is at fault, but not you.

      First examine your own behaviour. ………. how you have shot your own government in the foot at every turn.

      You should be classy enough to give credit to Ranil for holding it altogether – without a single word of criticism against you in public – in spite of your efforts to undermine him at every turn.

      That separates the well-bred from the ill-bred. Class from no-class.

      Your distaste for Ranil started from the day he informed you – like the well-bred classy gentleman he is :)) – that he intends to contest for the presidency in 2020.

      Just cut the crap and be honest once in your life ………. or is that too much for you?

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        He thought he was ‘SWRD’ ?

        Disgraceful bullshitter !!

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      Unfortunatley, Mr Sirisena’s mind set is shackled by hearsays currently being spread by Rajapakshe supporters.

      Ridiculous enough, incumbent president is unaware of his own power that he has executive legitimacy him as the president.

      Rajpakashe biased media displays telecasted/brodcasted/cartooned through social and pvt visual media not forgetting that two highly abusive pvt channels (Hiru TV and Derana TV) in the country will outreach gullible masses on and on in order to build up an opinion that the current govt is way worst to the previous one.

      This the president seems to be not sensing rightly – his advisers should guide him properly, else, we will end up being caught by former goons as never expected.

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      You are mistaken. No one in their right minds will again vote for anyone in the 225 or a person who get support from them.

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      Destiny of srilanken politics is turning to all unbearable levels just these days. Those who kept much hopes having elected Mr Sirisena are permament speechless. Not many among them would like to discuss the topic in public forums either. President is either silent or just stay deaf and blind not addressing the issues properly

      Why we have no quintessential leaders in today’s Srilanka ?
      • 30-year old brutal civil war left behind a scarcity of leaders in the island. Not just few, several dozens of leaders were gunned down or caught by bombs. Not just army men but also politicians, high professionals and able men for the future of the country were taken by war
      • And Also 89-insurgency destroyed also considerable number of professors and high officials not forgetting over 50 000 of then youth across the nation
      • Further, lacks of people fled the country escaping their families. Most of them live in Europe, Scandinavian countries, Canada, America, New Zealand and Australia. Mother lanka lost capable professionals and leaders for the future
      • Media seems to be not mentioning the facts since local media are caught by solely unethical media institutions that obviously work on the agendas of their pay masters

      Why incumbent president obviously behaves as if he is not responsible to react adequately?

      • Perhaps, president himself may be not aware what powers he could apply in today ‘s context. 19 th Amendment to the prevailing constitution though watered down some powers, President still remains as the executive head of state. Why his advisers fail to guide him properly is the million-dollar question.
      • Why has he failed to react yet in terms of long awaiting investigations of the previous regime. His election pledges were to go and catch those sharks also blocking airports and sea ports. To this day, very same man turned out to be timid with his responsibilities – is highly questionable with just one year ahead of next presidential election
      • Why the ball is always passed to PM whenever law and order issues cross is no means acceptable to anyone with a bird brain

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    Stop stop,
    when RW thought to go for it – you be the common candidate, he should really have thought, you are not a man with double tongue. YOU PROMISED TO 6.2MILLIONS OF VOTER ELIGIBILE, that would fearlessly crush all then known high criminals.
    Those crimnals were according to you
    1) Mafia Boss -Mahinda Rajapakshe
    2) Wadakaya of that period – Gotabaya Rajapakshe- Gotler fit better
    3) Criminal of the Lanken Economy- Mr 10 % or better known Basil and sisil
    4) High criminal of the youth – Mafia Boss Offspring -Nama Baby Rajapkshe
    5) High criminal of the youth – and sports- Bastard Son Yoshita -Rapakshe, today known the own of Magic-Gem Bag -given to him from his hand picked Daizy Granny
    6) Wimal Ponnawanse -whose notorious nature is well known to lanken folks from late 80ties.
    This man has been abused by MR – just an another condom of Rajapkseh family
    7)Rohitha Abengunawardhana -an another high criminal, bastard who grabbed state funds in milions
    8) Mahindanandha- one another wandhibataya of Rajapakshe, who to have grabed multi millions from the state in the high days of Mahinda Rajpakshe
    9) Vaas – who had then been the baggage boy but abused colossal sums from the state

    this list goes covering multip billions losses, for which Rajapaskshe Regime was accountable for.
    All these TODAY s president JUST neglected since he continued to be NOT as EXECUTIVE president but as former SECRETARY to lanken GADRAFI -Mahinda Rajaksaeh

    UNP AND &6.2 MILLIONS OF VOTERS WERE BETRYAED BY TODAY.

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      NO 10. Mervin Silva
      NO. 11 Duminda Silva
      NO. 12 Rocket Rohitha

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        No. 13. Jaliya Wirkamasooriya -tea taster man not worth to clean an embassy became the ambassador to the US – he could not know what is being discussed when he was invited for the forum.
        Only qualifcation was, the blood relationship to Ballige putha Rajapkshe.
        The allegations levels at him – over lacks of US dollars have been transfered to his company accounty. Nothing is fulfilled as an Ambassador

        No.14. Former first lady – Wife of Mara – had been running GOLD business with Business ladies in Colombo. She is seen tohave bought bags each costed 1 lack or more just to distribute them as gifts to her kith and kin… and the master mind of Thadjudeen murder was rumoured to have come from this Lady. And collosal sums hav ebeen swallowed by the abusive woman during the high days of MR mugabe style rule

        No15. Laith Weerathunga – became popular to have distrubted SIL REDI COSTING over 600 millions of state funds. The bugger got convicted only for that, but several other cases have been filed agains thim

        No16. SB Disanayaka – former MINSTER of high education – is to have grabbed millions but being close to M3 in current governament, he has abused what he could – allegations can come on his shoulder next days nearing to the election

        No17.Form First Lady s brother -Play Boy Nishantha Wikramasinghe is to have swallowed multy billions of funds allocated to SRILANKEN airlne.
        TH eplays boy has raped down many women working for the airline
        I have not the patience to see th ebugger et al not yet being caught by ongoing investigation

        Contd

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          18 Thiru nadesan 45million dollars in hsbc.
          19 gamini senarath pulled out 16billion in cash from central bank on 7th jan 2018

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    Ayiyo Sirisena As a Buddhist you should know the meaning of Ditta Damma Vedaniya karma.This is classical example Sira, classical example.

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      Ranjith,

      if I may say so, UNPrs have to say what you pronounce here.

      Had UNPrs been against, no a man of SIRISENA nature would be able to come up.

      But we must not forget , that the moment was beyond all appalling levels. There, no powerful candidates were there to chase away most abusive Rajapkshe regime.
      Had late Rev. Sobitha Thero been the candidate, not many would have agreed with him for thinkable reasons, him being from Bclergy.
      All was ruined against predecessor to MR – CBK, by Rajapkshes MEDIA worlds so that she could not come back as the leader.
      Then, UNP decided to go for it by sacrificing the party for the moment.
      I believe, Sirisen would have balls to do the job.
      But today he is an another that continue his former position as a secretary to most abusive President of South Asia.
      Why Sirisena to fall that deep, should be QUESTIONed by MEDIA.
      Today President Sirisena though achieved none of the high pledges given to the nation, has been fully on marching to former goons.
      How come ?
      He should be the number one idiot to have betrayed us

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        You may interpret events the way you want. I do it the way I want.That may differ a lot. That is the nature Mr. Silva.

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      Ranjith(SPRRW)

      A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country – unknown
      He did that at the last leg of the war.

      If not for your family profession of blackmagic, you too would have laid down your life for his country. Thank your Karma

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    Do you really not known that UNP was Uncle -Nephew Political Party very start in 1947.
    SWRD was the first man who get to know, that fact of truth of that UNP was-origin born out of that Uncle-Nephew political Party by his vision of politics .
    MS was in SLFP 27 years he did not learn any lessons form CBK or SRDB>..???
    MS was no well an educated member of SLFP……….!$
    RW is also having that closed-blood relationship with DS ,Dudley and Kala John Kotalawala?
    His eligibility in advance level rather than MS!@$ %

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    Aiyo My3 – why don’t you rise above the rest and be a Dudley or DSS….or are you incapable of that ?
    did you expect UNP to put you on a pedestal and scream here is our new DSS

    blame every one expect you?

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    Ranjith(SPRRW)

    What Karma did make you a stupid racist in this life?
    Is that the upapajja vedaniya kamma (the karma you accumulated in your last birth) that making you a stupid racist?
    Note racist are always stupid.

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      Tit for tat Demala. It is ashamed to call you Native Vedda as it is a my clan.I do not want people like you in my clan. My stupidity is mine.You go in your way. I know Buddhism better than you.It is my religion. If I want to be racist.That is none of your business demala.

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        Ranjith(SPRRW)

        “It is my religion.”

        Did you create it?
        I believe it was the Awakened one who taught this philosophy to his disciple some 2500 years ago.

        “My stupidity is mine.”

        It is absolutely yours.
        I want no share of it.
        You can have all of it.

        “It is ashamed to call you Native Vedda as it is a my clan.”

        ??????????

        Have a good day.

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        Oi ranjith, what is your clan? nice to see you being proud of your stupidity. Hope you shut your mouth from now on, as it smells like a pig’s dung

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          Oi….WWE Can you tell me how to eat foods without opening mouth. You seems to be an Almighty god that can feed people without mouth. DID YOU EAT Pig’s dung. Otherwise how do you know it smell Oi……………………………

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            You smell like a pig and talk like a pig. So you eat pig dung as well. Simple as that you stupid ponz baby!😂😂

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            You smell like a pig and talk like a pig. So you eat pig dung as well. Simple as that you stupid ponz baby!😂😂

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            Ranjith,

            dont you know that patients in hospitals are fed through intra venous methods.

            Where have you all along being ? In a forest ?

            Say you got sick not being able you to eat food as you usually do, what would your treating doctors and staff do to keep you alive in the hospital ?

            Just telling something because your cesspit finds it, should NOT be done, since not just few entire world could read the kind fo posts.

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      NV,
      “… racist are always stupid.”
      That is why Vigneshwaran is talking stupid things about Sinhala language and history of Sinhale.

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        Eagle eye,

        “That is why Vigneshwaran is talking stupid things about Sinhala language and history of Sinhale.”

        What about your weerawansa and gongmanpila? Are you the one who eats the fallen bits from their table huh?

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        Eagle Eye the Sinhala racist, if he is talking stupid things about Sinhala language and history of Sinhale, then can you give the correct picture. When there is no archeological evidence of the presence of Sinhala language beyond 1500 years, how can you prove that it existed before that. Vijaya and his followers did not speak Sinhala, neither Kuveni and her people nor Pandiyan brides, but they all understood each other, signifying that they all spoke either Tamil or some form of Tamil. It has been proved genetically that Veddahs the original people of Sri Lanka are different from Sinhalese and that Sinhalese have south Indian as their core genetic material. Though some of the Veddhas have become Sinhalese and there is 9% input of Veddha genes in Sinhalese, there are other Veddhas who have become Tamils and there is 6% input of Veddha genes in Tamils. Sinhala ethnic group evolved from Tamil ethnic group with input from other south Indians and north Indians similar to the evolvement of Malayalees. In this modern times with advanced technology you cannot tell lies and make false claims. Very soon this Sinhala racist propaganda about Sinhale and other things will be blown to pieces.

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          Bring modern technology soon. I am awaiting.Dr. Paskaralingam. Are you trying to say your language evolved in south India not in south west Iran. Your language is a derivative of proto Darvadian that brought to Godavary river basin by Darvadians came there from south west Iran. do you know that.? Sinhalese language is the product of Language called ELU that was spoken by people lived in south part of India including Lanka even before arrival of ARIYANS & DARVADIANS to India around ten or more thousand years ago. Do you know that Dr. Do not talk nonsenses being a Doctor. Talk with facts available. Can you deny thing I mentioned Here Dr. You are Doctor but I am B.Sc graduate with MSC on Archeology. I talk thing with my knowlege . I never heard MBBS Doctors learnt Archeology as subject in Universities, Bring your Modern technologies soon. I too want to learn mordern Technologies on Archeology. Please help me.

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            Ranjith(SPRRW)

            Here comes the linguistic geneticist.who does not know the difference between Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam and Dr. Paskaralingam.

            What could we expect from a racist who claimed to be magician.

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            Ranjith whatever qualification you have is useless because of your biased mind. Except a few, the rest of Sinhala archeologists are racists and want to suppress the truth about the past. What happened to the stone inscription in Tamil found in Tissamaharama showing Tamil presence, which was taken by Archeology department, that has gone missing. This is how your people destroy any Tamil archaeological evidence contradicting Sinhala racist propaganda. Archaeology is not the only science that is applied to determine the past. Have you heard of genetic study on the bone fragments found. If you compare the bones of the ancient humans in Sri Lanka, it will be different to that of the Sinhalese. It is the same people who lived in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka before the lands became separated, speaking the same language. Elu is considered as proto-Tamil and that is why the original name of the island was Elu Nadu or land of the Elu people. Do not come up with your crap and distort facts. Be ashamed of your self when you deny your roots of Tamil origin.

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            Ranjith,
            In future write MSc. using one of these abbreviations. “MS, M.S., MSc, M.Sc., SM, S.M., ScM, or Sc.M. “ They are the ones recognized for Master in Science. Don’t show your ignorance of MSc.

            There is a language named Brahui recognized as Dravidian, in North East India, Iran & Afghanistan. It did not go from South to North East. It is not sure how is is surviving. That is the reason researchers started to believe Dravidian Languages existed all over India, one time. Your Godavari explanation is not explaining the width and breadth Tamil ruled. Iranian – Afghani Languages are not Dravidian, but killed Dravidian languages. They are completely from a different base of Languages. You can write jaffanahistory.com for Ceylon Tamils because you won the war when 32 countries supported without knowing what they were doing. But outside of Lankawe, you all are 8th grade IQ 79 index holders.

            If Sinhala is evolved for a different language from Dravidian base, the grammar would be that Language grammar. So far there is no evidence of a 4th language existed in Lankawe. Languages, when get in contact with other languages, a native language it take the words from other languages over their grammar. Sinhalese grammar is Tamil grammar. You have to remember Pail and Sanskrit in Sinhala still existing is at educational level to teach Buddhism. Not at colloquial level to talk.

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          Dr, Gnana Paskaralingam We can find ruins of stone age, Iran age materials here in Lanka. Can you find same in south part of India. If so please tell me I visit those sites soon.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
          Justice Wigneshwaran came out with absurd stories, similar to what you say about Sinhala language and history of Sinhale and challenged anyone to come for a public debate. Mr. H. L. D. Mahindapala accepted the challenge. Mr. Ranjith Soysa of the Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights (SPUR) offered to facilitate the debate. In reply to this offer Justice Wigneswaran has refused to join in a public debate. Therefore, Mr, Mahindapala has given a response in writing. If you want to know how Mr. Mahindapala has thrashed Justice Wigneshwaran’s stories please read the article “Justice Wigneshwaran Chief Minister of Northern Province, is running away from a public debate” in Lankaweb, 20/10/18.

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        The best examples are you, soma, Ranjith(SPRRW), Champa, sach, Nimal Tissass Wijethunga, Lal loo, wannihami, Taraki, …………………………. Wimal, Ganapathipilla, Dinesh, Rajapaksa brothers, most of the saffron cladistas, … by the way by nature fascists are stupid however stupid are not necessarily fascists. Look at most Tamils and Sinhalese, they are simply stupid and not fascists.

        Look at you for example a Sinhala/Buddhist mutant fascist, part of the noisy minority, who wants to completely transform this island into a mutant homeland.

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        ““… racist are always stupid.”

        I really meant you.

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      Mr Native,
      Not Karma but the family background Ranjith comes from make him what he is today. This I read somewhere either here or other forum. The kind of ultra blindness is a distinctive factor of those coming from rural areas.They just because nothing but being that slave to Rajapakshes. It is not a luck of Rajapakshes, but can drive him to all GADAFI style end up.

      Ranjiths are more into Sorcery related tricks from the southern or far remote areas.

      These men are bitterly blind and believe one becomes sick just becuase of ghosts enter into the body through anus and mouth. Like wise, they may feel that Rajakshe excreta could help them for a better life. They dont care about the micro organisms being found in the human body OR any new breakthroughs of modern science.

      These men are primitive as Rajaakshes. Rajapakshes wear rings, ornaments,talishments, pirith threads, hangers almost every where visible and all the other hidden spots in the body. This came to know at the time, their Astrologer,illiterate man by name Sumanadara Abeygunawardhana opened the pandora’s box 2 years ago.

      These men dont have the basic knowledge about the life. Their thoughts and minds are caught by just hearsays being found in Jathaka tales. Buddhism what is being practised in the country today by masses restrict to a different dimension. They continue with wearing pirith threads, bodhi pujas, but not knowing the meaning of it.
      Some feel whatever they would do by offering lacks could bring them lot more. So the ones observe them become mere followers.

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    dudley died in the 1970’s.for the past 40 years he did not know that.

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    Silly cannot be trusted. His statement is a Joke. There are so many politicians with him, who has lost election but still in the parliament. Moreover, Silly is claiming the SLFP to be the only clean party. Really? Who is he kidding??

    Pancha Maha balavegaya with horu

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    Look who is talking. Maybe the UNP is not what it was during Dudley’s time but where were you all this time? Weren’t you sucking up to the Rajapakses, the undisputed criminals, all these years? At least now, as President, why don’t you lead by example instead of ‘hoping’ that the UNP will follow the footsteps of it’s founders & eradicate ‘corruption & theft’ within the party.

    Ranil may have made a mistake big time but no one can accuse him of profiting & corruption. Can you honestly say that about you? As President, can you say one thing that you have done for the country you can be proud of?

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      Raj,
      “Ranil may have made a mistake big time but no one can accuse him of profiting & corruption.”
      I was not aware that masterminding the Bond Scam do not fall into the category of ‘Corruption’.
      ————————————
      Not only Ranil corrupt, he is protecting the Royal Gang involved in ‘Bond Scam’. What happened to the Red Notice issued through Interpol? Singapore will never send Arjun to this country to face trial. They used this guy and got what they wanted; Free Trade Agreement. Cunning Singaporeans!

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        Please tell us how much each bond scammers profited and how it was done explaining the method and computation of total scam.

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        Eagle Eye

        What I meant was Ranil did not profit personally from the bond scam. He made the mistake of standing by his so called ‘friends’. An honorable trait but not with this lot of opportunists. That’s the mega mistake that brought him down. He should have put his country first but no one can accuse him of massive scale corruption of recent Presidents & PMs

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    Mr.Sirisena you are talking like a baby. You were so greedy in grabbing the power and you never will win presidential election if you did not contest from UNP which had the backing of all minority parties.you did not think of whether it was the same old party of Senanayakas. you are a liar

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    Yes when RW joined you he was thinking it was Chandrikas SLFP.

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    Gamarallalage Maitripala Sirisena disproves Robert Know who is often quoted to have said ” all you need to do is bathe a farmer and you get a King” even though I have suspicion this was not meant to praise the farmer but to mock our Kings.

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    This President gives 1 million rupees to a student who claims that he has made a rocket with a range of 20 km, which has not been flight tested so far. The President seems to have no idea of the complexity and dangers involved in making such rockets. He is not an Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India, who was a rocket scientist of great fame. He may have fired an ‘Ahas Kura’ in his boyhood to celebrate Wesak but that hardly makes him a rocket scientist. After all, firing an Ahas Koora is not rocket science.
    .
    If he wants to help this boy in this venture, the best thing would be to make it safe for him. This can be done by employing some experts, perhaps from SLAF, to help and make it safe for all concerned.
    .
    After suffering several serious accidents, countries such as US have imposed regulations to be adhered when making and firing model rockets by Amateurs. These may be taken as guides for safety.

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      Edwin,
      Giving one million Rupees is a ‘Sobana Wedak’. This rocket is a useless thing for Sri Lanka. I read the pathetic story of a person at Thambuttegama who has produced a low cost rice planting machine. He had approached several Government Agencies but failed to get any support. Instead of helping this person Agrarian Services is importing expensive rice planting machines. Importing may be lucrative than helping a local person.

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        I agree with you. It is a useless thing in general for the country. As you have mentioned there are many things, which may be developed indigenously, and optimizes for local conditions.
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        What is he going to do if other young people start making non working rockets, nuclear bombs etc.l? Is he going to offer them millions too?
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        Wait a minute now! May be our President has plans like Kim Il Un to develop missiles and then tip them with nuclear weapons and invade India like a self styled modern Gajabahu.

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          Edwin,
          I too saw this news item but did not comment because I didn’t want patriotic idiots coming down on my head.
          How can even a President with no technical background judge the value of a “rocket” which has not flown? It’s OK if he uses his own money.
          A while back, we had PM Ratnasiri Wickramanayake donating land and money to a guy who claimed to have invented a water-driven car.

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            Govern a nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it. (Lao Tzu)

            old codger, the President takes instant and highly impulsive decisions on many subjects on which he has almost zero knowledge. A President is not supposed to know everything. We know that any President has to depend on the advice of others who know. But this President does not seem to know what he knows and what he doesn’t. The biggest problem is that he doesn’t seem to know who knows and who doesn’t. You cannot run even a wayside grocery store in the manner he is running the country – if running is what he is doing.

            Running a country is not easy. Charles de Gaulle once said about France, How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of Cheese? It cannot be so difficult for Sirisena because certainly we do not have 246 different kinds of Cheese. Our people are not that demanding. Some would not care for Cheese at all. Safe and affordable buses – Yes. Rockets costing Rs 1,000,000 – No.

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        Eagle Eye, this donation of public money by the President to a rocket enthusiast opens up many interesting hypothetical scenarios. What if a Tamil student in Jaffna of a similar age develops a similar rocket. Is the President going to donate him Rs 1 million to him too?

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          Edwin

          “What if a Tamil student in Jaffna of a similar age develops a similar rocket…”

          He will arrested for having dangerous weapons under the PTA!

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            Exactly! This fool does not have any wisdom. I think he likes to go around shooting his mouth and doing things without a second thought. I am sure Edwin Rodrigo, who is notorious for his impulsive actions and fiery words would make a better President.

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              Edwin,
              the very samemanner this bothered me instantly I heard the news. Why that much of funds be offered to a boy who just wants to try it – how can by the way a child of that age could be very sure of the outcome of sending rockets. Why University dons in the area stay mum leaving these young boy to allow taking his own decisions without the assistance of the expertise ?
              Looking at it closely, there are over 40% in the country according to reports as living under poverty line – suffering from Mal nutrition. latest reports made it very clear the numbers have gone up lately.
              Nevertheless President of the battered coutnry to offer 10 lacks of rupees to the boy who is just a pupil yet. What does he think about his funds – did he bring them from his own properties ? It should be people s funds right ?
              In the same time, there are school boys and girls that dream of getting proper desks and chairs. Most of the rural schools lack the basics. But him to announce as ” not just 1 lacks, but 10 lacks he would give the young boy”: OMG – what a man of stupid nature ?
              He pays attention where the ministry men should should do the job.
              But in the issues such as the saga of purchase chairs to WP council on exobitant prices is just being ignored HOW COME ? That uneducated member of said COUNCIL is further arguing not 6.5 lacks would cost a chair but it should be 6.4lacks. In the same time, there are reports, not enough desks and chairs in dozens of schools in his province. And the WP man of Sirisena has the audacity to make statements publicly that the funds belong to their council, and it should not bother anyone.

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    Ayyo , Ayyayyo , Ranil Baiyya , where is this Hon Minister appointed to
    look after Angoda Hospital ? They let VIP patients bolt out ! Ayyo Sira
    please come back , take your tablets !

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    In the Begali language SIRI means Ladder. Surely then SENA in Bengali means Kicker.

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      Good and bad are there Edwin, but there in this context, Mr Sirisena behaves as if he is perflexed. He may have various reasons. India is attacking him, while UNPrs look at him not as done it before. His spineless but double charactor should be the reasons if one would look back in the manner how things handled by his mediation.

      . See how SMedia attack them, while the very same media seem to be not caring any high crimes and investigations being further delayed. I wonder why the local press is not interested in crucial issues such as revealing lot more about Lasantha and Thadjudeen killers. If my or your son would have been subjected to the kind of extra judicial killings, how would we be reacting Edwin ?

      Latter should NO means be treated with that much ignorance, in a time, ENTIRE world is very upset about the arab journalist alleged ot have been murdered in Saudi lately,. Why is this doublestandardness towards the killings of Journos ? Not few but 3 dozens of more lanken journos had been murdered down by previous regime. But the very same west has failed to put the pressure on then lanken regime.

      Instead what we get to see is – they the journalists have been caught by some media Mudalalis. Printed and visual media in the country today are run by supporters of Rajakashes. But this seems to be out of the focus of main stream media for some reasons.

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    The 2013 Pasikhudah beach incident (MS not directly involved) was used by MR to deny the PM-ship to MS. We know that MS never forgave MR.
    Now MS has been brought down to earth by real/unreal assassination plots.
    .
    The ‘coalition’ had signs of checks and balances. Please give it a try MS.

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    We all know the meaning of the word Excellency. But if we change by introducing the letter É instead of E, then the word becomes Éxcellency which is pronounced as Oxcellency (In Sinhala it can mean as හරක් වහන්සේ). What is now happening is sadly that. The era of the UNP respecting the traditions of DS and his son Dudley vanished into thin air with the reforms introduced by JRJ, further accentuated by R. Premadasa. RW practices some of the skills of JRJ. I bet my bottom dollar that JRJ, better known as tricky-dick, had he been the leader of UNP, would never have agreed to sacrifice the financial base of the UNP to gain power of the country anticipating that it could be recouped by hook or by crook once in power. Instead he would have deployed more cost effective techniques. The result of this unprincipled decision, according to those knowledgeable, is the Bond Scam and JRJ was never a man, despite his tricks, to engage into such depths. Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena is not an imbecile to not to know the history of Sri Lanka. MY3 was even the General Secretary of the opposing party, SLFP. If he thinks that he can always fool the people to believe that he was indeed deceived in 2014, implying that the whole stab-in-the-back operation took place in a jiffy, he is highly mistaken. Everyone in the know is aware that he was secretly groomed for it sometime back. His anger knew no bounds when he was transferred to Health from Mahaweli. He knew that he had no place in the SLFP when MR was grooming Namal Baby for the top job. That is the cause of frustration to be the joint opposition candidate.

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    If anyone got spare time: read this and have fun with it.

    http://www.asianmirror.lk/news/item/5782-full-text-of-maithripala-sirisena-s-election-manifesto

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    Edwin Rodrigo….
    Hon Ranil Wickrashighe has more credibility and credential to be an eligible become leader of UNP not by his words but by his deeds in since 1977?
    What are those actual reasons & reality behind that RW become a UNP leader of Future since 1977?
    1 Since 1977 UNP -JRJ attacked Tamil in south 1977 immediate after that UNP being to power, under his uncle of JRJ, that RW was deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
    2 1979 Tamils were attack in Trincomalee by JRJ policies. RW was Deputy Minister .
    3 1981 Jaffna Library was burn to death by UNP political thugs …RW was Minister of Education
    The RW accountability and responsibility was there according to Cabinet decision of UNP-JRJ
    4 1983 Black July that attack of Tamils in south initiates and unleashed by UNP leadership JRJ.
    RW was responsibly Minster of JRJ cabinet at that time .
    UNP made all progressive act on ground work to be Preparation for the Eealm War by during that UNP JRJ led policies back by RW .
    UNP was major political party accountability of War, which war was NOT that end until 2009 May 19th…
    UNP has left task of WAR to behind to MR and alliance to be end war!
    The team and pool work under the that UNP leadership……..JRJ his nephew of RW has decided to indefinitely postponed Parliamentary Election …supposed be held on 1982?.
    By so-called referderam JRJ and his nephew of RW had been killed Right to Elected Represtanative by manipulated referderam by UNP “democratic leadership”.
    JRJ and his nephew having authentic credential of suppressed of principle Rights to Votes that norms of Democracy in 1982?
    In 1987 JRJ-Rajv Gandi accord was which UNP new set of policies surrender ours People’s Sovergerity and undermined that Territorial Integrity of Island to Indian domination by UNP leadership that RW was key player of UNP leadership at that time?

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      Saman Patabareiya, Most of us agree that Sirisena is no good for a President. As you have said here, Ranil too is not suitable. None of us want MR or any one even remotely promoted by him to come to power.
      .
      So where does that leave us? It is Edwin Rodrigo as Presidential candidate, of course.

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    a comedian from myanmar came to thailand to have a tooth out
    the thai dentist asked why he came to thailand when there were dentists in myanmar
    the man replied in myanmar i cant open my mouth
    in srilanka people open their mouths too often and end up speaking rubbish

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    Blue party you now head is not what SWRD introduced with five forces. You should clean your eye b4 look in to others. If not for UNP, Ranil and other grand coalition you would never have been elevated to a seat you hardly can fit in with your level of education. Don’t be ungrateful to forces that put their lives at stake to get you a win. Last local election you were fighting with coalition partner and put MR & clan as winner. With Provincial election around the corner, you started to bicker again. This time your blue party may not even get 4 pct!

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    is the prez living in the past or the present?

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    This is all Ranil’s fault. In 2015 I spent my hard earned money to fly from Saudi Arabia to SL to vote for Sirisena. I did not know him from Adam and was surprised to learn that he was some sort of Minister in the MR government. But I voted for him because I trusted Ranil as a decent politician and he was sponsoring Sirisena.
    .

    Soon after the elections, Ranil disappointed me with his Bank Heist. But I still had faith in Sirisena, who seemed to be a decent and simple man. He seemed to fit James Freeman Clarke’s description of a Statesman- A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation. Sirisena thinks of the next generation – but that seems to be the next generation of his family – not the country. In fact, Sirisena supersedes James Freeman Clarke’s concept of a statesman by thinking of the present generation too – his brothers, who are evidently involved in all kinds of mafias in the Polonnaruwa area.
    .
    Notwithstanding all that, I agree with Sirisena’s examples for good politicians, namely, DS, Dudley and SWRD. Notice the common denominator here? All of them are dead. Sirisena seems to agree with Bob Edwards, who says, “Now I know what a good statesman is; he’s a dead politician. We need more statesmen”. I do not know who the hell Bob Edwards is. But I fully agree with him. What we need are statesmen like DS, Dudley and SWRD.

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    Desperate Sinhalaya, Amateur rocketry is a highly complex science. You are working here with a bomb that can go off anytime. The safety of those who are at the launch site as well as those below its flight path are at grave risk. I am describing below a few. There are dozens of other grave concerns.
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    Choice of fuel: Two main types of fuel, (i) Liquid-fuel and (ii) Solid-fuel are available. Solid-fuels consisting of a fuel and oxidizer that are pre-mixed in a solid form are recommended for amateur rocketry.
    .
    Guidance system: The Ahas Kooru (Sky rockets) that go up and explode during Wesak or New Year have a very simple and inherently stable guidance system to keep the flight path vertical. The attached stick ensures that the center of gravity of the rocket is always below the Center of pressure (A point in the combustion chamber, where the upward thrust due to the combustion process acts).
    .

    But for a relatively large rocket, as in this case, a stick is not practical, and the Center of gravity is located far above the Center of pressure. Therefore, the rocket is inherently unstable and must be stabilized by external means. A sophisticated vane control system would be necessary for this.
    .
    This is not something that a schoolboy can do safely unless he happens to be a legendary Vishwakarma. As you have said, when using money, especially public money, one must carefully choose the priorities. In this case the President came, saw, got mesmerized, paid and went away, because he liked what he saw. It was Godayata magic for him. This money could have been used for much more deserving purposes of which there are plenty as we can see on TV channels.

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    Now we know why the Rajapaksas treated Sirisena as a page boy and a joker. He seems to know nothing about geopolitics, leave alone local politics. He has become an object of ridicule, if not pity. He is talking out of turn and tactlessly. He is the only President in the world who complained about cashew nuts. In a way, he is another Marie-Antoinette who said if you don’t have bread to eat, eat cake! He is shielding known criminals like Ravindra Wijegunaratne, Gotabhaya, those who assassinated Lasantha Wickrematunga, killed Wasim Thajudeen and Egnaligoda the media man. He is going to prove soon he is a one day wonder!

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      * He seems to know nothing about geopolitics, leave alone local politics. He has become an object of ridicule, if not pity. He is talking out of turn and tactlessly _ Incorrect.
      * He seems to know nothing about local politics, leave alone geopolitics. He has become an object of pity, if not ridicule. He is talking tactlessly and out of turn _ Correct.

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