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Which Political Moves After Feb 10th?

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Who or what is the main political problem facing Sri Lanka today?

The answer you give will reveal where you are on the ideological spectrum, and will in turn have determined your answer. Here are the answers that form the political spectrum of our society:

  1. The UNP is the main problem.
  2. The current leadership of the UNP –Prime Minister Wickremesinghe–is the main problem.
  3. The SLFP is the main problem.
  4. The leadership of the SLFP- President Sirisena- is the main problem.
  5. The UNP-SLFP alliance is the main problem.
  6. The TNA as Opposition is the main problem.
  7. The JO-SLPP led by Mahinda Rajapaksa is the main problem.
  8. All of the above are the main problem.

The anti-UNP populist bloc, currently consisting of the JO-SLPP and the vote base of the SLFP, which regards itself as progressive and left-of-center, tend to feel that the rightwing UNP with its pro-western, anti-national policies, is the main problem. Their solution is that the UNP as a whole should be defeated and thrown out of office.

A subset within this bloc, and even some within the UNP, feel that it is not the UNP that is the main problem, but the current and longstanding leadership of the UNP, Mr. Wickremesinghe and his cronies, that constitute the main problem. While the JO leaders feel that a non-Ranil government of the SLFP and JO could provide a viable interim solution, the UNP dissidents feel that a reshuffle by the President and a substitution of Sajith or Thalatha for Ranil as the PM and/or leader of the UNP, will be adequate to set the country on the right path. 

Those within the UNP, TNA, and the NGOs and INGOs which support Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and his neoliberal globalism, feel that the SLFP is a retrogressive force in government and that President Sirisena is by his own ideological convictions, a problem. They believe the country would be better off with the UNP government led by the PM (they oppose the UNP’s nationalists and populists such as Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and Sajith Premadasa). They further believe that the SLFP should adhere to CBK Chinthana and permanently converge with the UNP as junior partner or leave the government, allowing the UNP and TNA to govern.

In an interesting twist, there are hardliners in the JO-SLPP who believe that President Sirisena and the SLFP prop up the UNP and screen it from public displeasure, and therefore play the worst role in politics today. These elements believe that the main blow should be aimed at the SLFP collaborationists including the President. In a mirror image of the UNP-NGO bloc, theirs is a strategy of polarization in which the main blow is aimed at the intermediate element which is their competitor. 

Then there are those who believe that the abandonment of the two-party system by the contradiction-ridden convergence of the UNP and SLFP, is what has gone wrong, and that the traditional competition between the Government and strong center-left Opposition would have been the best chance for Sri Lanka’s progress.

There are others who feel that the TNA with 16 seats, as the official opposition, is the biggest disappointment of all, and that the JO or SLFP should have been allowed to play its rightful role, bringing pressure to bear from the populist center-left upon the government, thereby improving its performance.

There are still others, especially the hardcore UNPers and the minorities, the CBK faction and the NGO-INGOs, most of whom are concentrated in Colombo, who believe that Mahinda Rajapaksa, his family and the JO, are the most retrogressive element in Sri Lanka’s politics. Their favorite political figure is Mangala Samaraweera and they believe in his message that the local authorities’ election will be “the third defeat inflicted on Mahinda”.   

Finally there are those on the independent or radical Left, namely the JVP and FSP, who believe that all those named above are the main problem or are outward manifestations of the problem because they all constitute the Establishment and are culpable.

Which of these options or which basket of options listed at the beginning of this article are preferred by which political actors, will become obvious on the morning after February 10th. The election will show the percentages of shares of the political marketplace that each player holds. That in turn will indicate the likely results of the Presidential election late next year.

The UNP will know whether or not to retain the present leadership in order to be viable by next year. President Sirisena will know whether or not to run, and who his partners must be if he is to run.

The SLFP will know which way the wind is blowing. It will know whether its partner should be the UNP or the JO-SLPP. It will perceive whether it should remain with the UNP and if so whether that should be with Ranil as PM and UNP leader, or whether it should remain with the UNP only if there is an immediate reshuffle of that party’s leadership.

Mahinda will know whether he is within striking distance of the country’s leadership or the powerful No 2 spot, as Prime Minister.

The JVP will know whether it has actually carved out a third space of real consequence i.e. whether it can be a credible base for a serious third candidacy in 2019.

February 10th 2018 will be the day everyone’s chickens come home to roost.

The SLFP should be thinking not only of Feb 10th but even more so of Feb 11th. It should position itself so as to be able to form the local councils in alliance with the JO-SLPP.

The JO-SLPP (Pohottuwa) too, should be planning to form anti-UNP administrations in the councils, preferably under its leadership, together with the SLFP and the JVP.

Both the JO-SLPP and the SLFP should be willing to reach out to the JVP while the JVP should be unsectarian enough to ally with the non-UNP forces in forming administrations. If it fails to do so it stands in danger of being labeled indirect allies of the UNP.

The SLFP will have to decide whether it wants to be the junior partner of the UNP or the JO-SLPP. The “blue-greens i.e. the Chandrikaistas and ex-UNP closet Ranilistas, will prefer the former option while the centrists such as Susil Premjayanth, John Seneviratne and Dayasiri Jayasekara will prefer the latter.

Much will be decided by the pressure emanating from a different level of the party and government: the SLFP Chief Ministers and Provincial Councilors, who will be thinking of their chances of victory or even survival at the Provincial Council elections later this year.

The SLFP now seems doomed to be the junior partner of either the UNP or the JO-SLPP, unless it is able to reunify the SLFP, which in turn means breaking out of the Ranil-Chandrika axis, ditching the alliance with the UNP and displacing Chandrika, replacing it with a Mahinda–Maithripala joint leadership, a duumvirate, instead, at whatever political cost or with whatever sacrifice.

The bottom line, as I see it, it this: just as Mahinda Rajapaksa lost his Presidency in 2015 because he failed to make Maithripala Sirisena the PM in time, President Sirisena may lose his Presidency in 2019 or may find it unwise to run and may opt to bow out like DB Wijetunga, if he mirrors/repeats his predecessor’s mistake and doesn’t make Mahinda Rajapaksa the PM soon enough.

If so, the SLFP and the JO-SLPP will have little option but to agree on a Presidential candidate who can bring both camps together under a single umbrella, in a united front if not a reunified party, while securing the wholehearted endorsement and active support of Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Prime Ministerial candidate in 2020.

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    there is no question both the UNPatriotic party and SLPP aka JAckal opposition aka Pohottuwa are both thieves and they want more space to plunder, rob and empty the country. Ranil wickramsinghe and his party Mahinda Rajapakse and his party are both groups of Hyenas waiting until the chicken coup opens for them. Dayan Jayathilaka is not an honest political analyst. If he gets something he would justify even Hitler, Pinocchet, Ferdinand Marcos, TRUMP or who ever.
    I heard in the south there are Independent groups asking the vote. they should be voted. JVP should be given an opportunity. People should vote JVP. they may do something at the village level or local level.
    Maithripala sirisena is talking. but, his past actions say he is just talking. HE is good as a minister but even as a past minister he doe snot have anything to show.

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    Dayan Jayatilleka the public racist

    “Who or what is the main political problem facing Sri Lanka today?”

    Its Sinhala/Buddhists fascists – people like you, your mate Wimal Sangili Karuppan, ……………….

    Now you have got the answer what are you going to do?
    Are you leaving the island together with your fellow racists?
    Good.
    How soon can you go?

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      Stupid Tamil Vedda
      If there was ever a racist it is you who are paid to insult the Sinhalese.
      Dayan keep on the attack.obviously it is hitting the target.

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        Percy the dated pathetic

        How could anyone insult Sinhalese or their brethren Tamils because both are stupid to understand what insult is.

        However I will keep insulting any and all fascists particularly the Sinhala/Buddhist variety like you,to the best of my ability because they are dangerous, greedy, destructive, and deserved to be insulted.

        If Sinhalese and Buddhists understand my aims and objectives they will be eternally grateful to me for my free service to them. In fact I want to liberate them from you lot, the Sinhala/Buddhist fascists, and liberate Buddhism from Sinhala/Buddhist fascism.

        If you cannot stand me why don’t you catch the next boat and go back to your ancestral homeland south India?
        Hindutva needs you?

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          Percy the Sinhalised Tamil Nadu Kallathoni, Veddhas are the rightful owners of the land and Sinhalese have usurped it from them. Therefore you are the racists and not Veddhas. Sinhalese had brainwashed people with false propaganda that they are Aryan descendants hand picked by Buddha to start the Sinhala race and to preserve Buddhism in its pristine glory. These rubbish have now been thrown out into dustbin. It is now proved scientifically beyond any doubt that the first immigrants are Dravidians who spoke Tamil or some form of it and professed Hinduism. Sinhalese are in fact South Indians who had assumed Sinhala identity similar to the evolution of Malayalam Identity. Some Dravidians have become Sinhalese inhabiting certain parts of Srilanka, while others have become Tamils and have inhabited other parts of Srilanka. Therefore it is the Sinhalese who are the racists by claiming that the entire island belong to them and denying Tamils their fair share of the island. Tamil claim can be corroborated by archaeological and statistical evidence, which Sinhalese cannot deny in an impartial forum.

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      NV,

      We will not be reading all these craps of Dayan the D….., if the MARA family and gang was prosecuted properly and forthright for the cold blooded murders in broad daylight of Lasntha, Waseem , Prageeth, White van abductions and killings of Tamil and Muslim businessmen.

      The whole family MARA/GORA/SHIRANTHI/YOSHIT all the suspects should be in the prison cell until the case is heard and verdict delivered. MY3 never wanted this to happen and Ranil didn’t want to push it either. Now these killers are behind them, I would say they deserve it and people like Dayan the D….., Booruwnsa, Vasideva and the likes are making hay.

      This is the sad plight of our thrice blessed Serendipity.

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      Do you think by typing racist to every Sinhalese who disagree with your Tamil nationalism, you can put a permanent ‘racist’ label on them?

      Anyone who has common sense would realise what sort of a racist you really are when they read what you type. You are the RACIST here.

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        Sach such a stupid fellow, did you hear about the two foot prints on a rock found in Maskeliya. Are you saying that they belong to Buddha like the one in Adam’s peak. Why don’t you make up a story that Buddha landed on the rock on his feet during his flight. From the pictures they appear to be too big for a human, unless Buddha is not.

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      Tamil Veddah are you ready to sponsor DJ from your home in the West?

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        Taraki

        There are at least hundreds of them who are willing to pay for Dayan passage to India, Cuba, Vietnam, ………… particularly to North Korea if not China on a long term educational tour of these countries.

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          I regret that DJ does not have a suitable haircut to survive North Korea, besides he is needed in Sri Lanka.

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            Taraki

            “I regret that DJ does not have a suitable haircut to survive North Korea, besides he is needed in Sri Lanka.”

            We can fix his hair style as per specification.
            Seriously, why do you think Sri Lanka needs him?
            Sri Lanka is better off without him.

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            Taraki

            FYI
            Scientist last year discovered two habitable planets circling Trappist-1, a dim dwarf star.

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      Why so much desperation Velu? Facing extinction of your clan?

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    Dayan Jayatilleka. I am worried that you are increasingly writing rubbish. I read your stuff in the Daily FT where you assert that the best condemnation of this government is that coming from the assessments of the “grandsons,” of JR and the Senanayakes. If you stop to think of this judgment of yours, you will realize how bloody silly one can be.
    However, I will not respond as I feel sorry for you now. If I do, you will be torn to pieces-once again.
    Wonder why this all is happening to an educated person like you? It is the HATE in your breast against Ranil Wickremasinghe. Such an emotion can consume all the good sense a person has. Ranil is unaffected. You are affected and you are boiling. Why suffer like this-my friend?

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      Shyamon Jayasinghe

      Dayan has a problem. He does not that he is the problem.

      Dayan presumes his typing has achieved a certain level of excellence He does not know the difference among facts, fantasy and childish enthusiasm. He does not know when to drop or when stop dropping names. He also does not know where to fact check.

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        “Dayan has a problem”. Certainly yes. True to his name he is suffering from DE-JA-VU phenomenon, where one is in a dream like state detached from reality.

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      Shymon J
      DJ’s hatred towards Wickramasinge is one-tenth of your hatred towards Rajapaksha. Such an emotion can consume all the good sense a person has.
      Soma

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        somass

        “DJ’s hatred towards Wickramasinge is one-tenth of your hatred towards Rajapaksha.”

        Though I don’t approve of hatred don’t you think both Dr Mahinda Rajapaksa and public racist Dyan earned it by their own words and deeds.

        “Such an emotion can consume all the good sense a person has.”

        I don’t see you advising your admirers particularly to yourself, Dayan, Percy, sach, ……………… Wimal Sangili Karuppan, …………………….. Have you already concluded these people never had any good sense?

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      If DJ is writing rubbish what sort of garbage are you putting out in these columns.We all know that you are a Ranil [edited out]. And you think you can tear people to pieces.Some bloody opinion you have of yourself a man of obscure background.
      You and your effing YAHAPALANAYA are in tatters and that evil monsterSobithaya must be rotting in his grave.The wheel has come full circle and wait for 10 Feb when you and those other traitors who conspired to rob the country will be taught a lesson that you will never forget. Remember that it is a big mistake to assume that everyone in SL is as stupid as you.

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      This [edited out]and [edited out] Kili M hates Ranil not because of anything but their personal favours were not granted. They will be cursed and that curseth will come upon with Interest very soon.When UNP wins more than 70% of the councils, only then they will realize.

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      I cant speak for DJ, but every patriot in Sri Lanka would and should HATE RANIL. It is our utmost duty. I prey this animal called Ranil would never ever be even born in this country. He is a cancer virus to both his party and to the country.

      Only illogical irrational RANIL FAN BOYS like you will go after him. Even UNP patriots would despise RW.

      Did you see how RW had pressured Yasushi Akashi to stop funds to SL so that MR gov would stop the war? That man Ranil is a traitor of the worst form

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      It has nothing to do with education. It seems to be a common disease that all Jaya… suffer from.

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      In my opinion, main problem is none of the above, but opportunists like Dayan Jayathilake. We’ll wait and see how he is going to change his tune on the 11th. This is the person who once said MR doesn’t have a brain to write or plan anything like Mahinda Chinthanaya.

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      People are boiling too, not only DJ. Why! The following is part of the answer:
      “The president had let down former president Mahinda Rajapaksa after partaking in a hopper meal with him… The President accused us of being thieves. We call him the pickpocket President. We are asking him not to back-stab the UNP like what he did to Mahinda Rajapaksa. He called us pickpocket ‘karayas’. Yes we are pick pocket karayas, but the President should not forget that we pick-pocketed him out of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s pocket. He should not forget that it was the UNP which made him the President. He is a pickpocket President.”
      Shymon J, you people engineered a ‘change’ in Sri Lanka. Look how it has backfired! Who is suffering? You in Australia? Definitely not!

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    UNP first
    MR SLPP second but the margine will be more than 10% of votes LESS votes than UNP
    Minorities next
    JVP suprising impact.
    UNP will score a landslide in Colombo District including Catholic areas.
    Tamils will get tamil votes and Muslims will get muslim votes.
    MR gets egg on his face; Sirisena gets excreta on his face.
    UNP comes out ahead. Mark my word

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    Ranil W will become the next President in the next election. Also mark my word. Simple arithmetic. Tamils and Moors will vote for RW. Sin-Bu will vote for Gota. Country will be divided and EElam will happen under US-Indian auspices.

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    Poor DJ must be having nightmares!

    Just who is listening to the old rebel?

    I just hope DJ gets some proper sleep.

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      Spring Koha

      There is no limit to police brutality, please watch the clip and see how ordinary people react.
      How do you curtail Gung-ho attitude of armed police?
      In this case the policeman who killed an innocent motor cyclist is under arrest. However who authorise the arming of the police which normally leads to accidents if at all this incident is an accident.

      IGP deploys team to probe Kataragama shooting incident
      January 21, 2018
      adaderana.lk

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        Native Vedda

        Police brutality is just a manifestation of the trigger-happy mood that pervades the police ranks, just as it does in the armed forces (who, they tell us, fought with the Geneva convention in their back pockets.) This is not the first time, and won’t be the last when a gun goes off. The IGP and those under him will go through the motions but rest assured that nothing will come of it. The ministers couldn’t give a toss for fear of antagonising their security, so in the end, the poor man/woman in the street gets stuffed.

        This is our much-heralded time of peace in this land and we should have smarter forces to keep law and order. Not chimps with guns.

        Ultimately, in unchecked, this will lead to us becoming a fully-fledged police state.

        There are possible solutions, but it will take time before we find courageous leaders to clean the stinking stables.

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    In other news: President Trumps alleged porn star girlfriend “Stormy Daniels” on tour to make America Horny Again.

    Go google that it is better than DJ’s crap

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    I think the present situation is a constitutional crisis. I heard, Maitrhipala Sirisena is exhausted because Ranil does not leave even when he was asked to step down. there is a president, he is blamed for many thing but he is not capable of firing the financially corrupt Finance minister or the instigator PM. Mahinda Rajapakse, Namal and Basil are just like PENTHOIUSE RAVI. It is because of corrupt LAw enforcement they are still outside. AG is corrupt.

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    Dayan,

    Rejoice! Count ye lucky stars! ……….. Irrespective of anyone’s “political moves” ………. if past history is any guide……….. a beggar’s banquet awaits you! ……….aren’t we lucky? :))

  • 2
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    Well ,DJ Has been campainging for anti UNP elements for ages for .. entire country remembers hows he was kicked out from diplomatic service in 2012 and it was not Ranil , Mangala or even CBK it was the Rajapaksa clan including sirisena . , so called political pundits make these statements , in matter of few years they change their ideology and pathetically try to decisive the public, thinking that SL is full of sarong jonnies and will embrace those contradict statements without realizing the real hidden purpose of those comments . . Dear DJ go and plough a paddy field or mend some roads that way you can severe this country better.

  • 2
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    he has not seen a psychiatrist yet and is still living in never never land
    the unp could do better with mangala at the helm and without ravi but they could still pull it off in which case dayan will continue to be in the wilderness
    poor guy

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    Now it is the Social media age. What POllsters say or political analysts say will not happen. they will predict their candidate. Polls can be influenced by asking the right question. It is all money. Newspapers times are long gone. It is cutouts, hiding information, Mahinda Rajapakseowned SLBC, that is why he got 6.2 million.

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    Surely Dayan you know that what worries us, the Lankan silent majority, are corruption, nepotism and the culture of impunity.
    Also in the back of our minds are white-vans, contract killing and arson.
    We feel that a SLFP/UNP coalition has checks and balances.

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    NV,

    We will not be reading all these craps of Dayan the D….., if the MARA family and gang was prosecuted properly and forthright for the cold blooded murders in broad daylight of Lasntha, Waseem , Prageeth, White van abductions and killings of Tamil and Muslim businessmen.

    The whole family MARA/GORA/SHIRANTHI/YOSHIT all the suspects should be in the prison cell until the case is heard and verdict delivered. MY3 never wanted this to happen and Ranil didn’t want to push it either. Now these killers are behind them, I would say they deserve it and people like Dayan the D….., Booruwnsa, Vasideva and the likes are making hay.

    This is the sad plight of our thrice blessed Serendipity.

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      Ansar

      Once again you have conveniently forgotten the civilians who were massacred in their tens of thousands in the North and East.

      From the day two of Sirisena’s election victory I have indicated Ranil is not interested in prosecuting the clan for all their criminal activities. The midnight visit of Ranil together with his Royal partner Thisunesan (who is married in the clan) should have rung the alarm bell.

      Later the pattern of behaviour on the part of Sirisena and Ranil, making use of hype of arrests and releasing them quietly and stalled investigation into various crimes, outburst of the president for charging high ranking members of armed forces, stalling the setting up of home grown commission to investigate “allegations” of war crimes, ………………….. .

      Mangala plays a supporting role knowingly or inadvertently through various statements, presents an acceptable humane face of the government.

      Time to time members of the armed forces demand their share of flesh.
      This is supposed to be a consensus government which is planning to miss another opportunity as intended, in restructuring and democratising the state and its institutions.

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    I am unable to fathom why Dayan an educated matured man wants to bring back MR who got caught in an attempt to rob money sent to support families of tsunami dead. In former CJ Sarath Silvas own words he made a mistake in exonerating him which I consider a heinous crime in terms of crimes committed by Rjapakses.

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    Dear DJ DR Prof FFRCP Mr. Thayaan.
    After feb 10th as usual life will go on for everyone!

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    Sirs and Madams of CT, This Rajagiriye Samantha. You remember? Sorry disturb you Sirs and Madams. I stop writing because I made big mistake and CT not put my letter. Me not know what mistake. But must be big.

    Now I write again because I hate see ayukthiya. I am not party man like my Massina. Me not like many thing mahinda Mahattaya did. But me not forget Maninda Mahattaya save country from Tigers. Man or woman has bad thing and good thing. We all eating drinking peoples no Sir? Me not say Madams because now Madams cannot drink. Rule is rule.

    Maninda Mahattaya did good job stop war. Me not say other Mahattayas not good. Ranil Majattaya good. Sirisena Mahattaya good. All Sometimes good sometimes bad.

    That is all I say now. Thank you, Sirs of CT. Hope my letter good to publish.

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    DJ ‘s prediction of LG elections on Feb 10 is failing. UNP will win very comfortably. Pohottuwa second. JVP third and Maitri’s SLFP will be number four

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    Dreamer and hallucinatory DJ, please get lost and take your stupid ideas to cuckooland where it rightly belongs. Makes me crap . after a minute of starting to read your stupid articles. Thank god that only one like you is left otherwise the world will be full of looneys.

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    oh I feel shame on this Dayan
    shame shame on to u dayan

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    UNP will come first.
    SLPP or Mahinda group will come second in the Sinhala areas but they will get far less percentage of votes than UNP with the margin being over 10%
    JVP may score some surprises.
    Biggest losers will be dumbtwit Kudu Dumi and Sirisena group coming 3rd in Sinhala areas.
    Born Again Rosie will be next Mayor of Colombo and will be great for Christians and evangelicals.
    JR’s grandson Pradeep Jaywardene will lose to Ranil’s relative Duminda Attygalle in his ward.
    Landslide UNP win in Colombo proper and Catholic areas.
    Muslims and Tamils will score big in their areas and UNP will come second in Muslim and Tamil areas.
    NEXT PRESIDENT OF SRI LANKA will be Ranil Wickremesinghe. DJ will have to run and hide in Australia with Shyamon.

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    Dr Ranil says the SLFP where Sira was a very very Senior Minister, fucked up the Economy…
    And Dr Ranil has been busting his butt to repair it, with Bond Money of course, and give you guys Prosperity to go with Yahapalalanya..
    Sira says UNP fucked up the Economy .
    And Sira is going to take charge of all Finances of the Government and get it right in the next two years..
    What a beautiful contest,
    What a clear choice the inhabitants have in front of them to pick..
    But then it gets a bit confused when some of Dr Ranil’s Heavies say , they are going to kick the butt of SLFP losers .
    And form a Government with Rauf Hakeem after the 10.
    The UNP No 2 Mr Ravi says he is going to reveal it all on the 23rd, that is tomorrow,
    And thanks God that Hon Justice Chitrasiri has not mentioned even one UNP Member in Government as a bad boy. who ate off Aloysious’s hand..
    What a credible achievement despite all those allegations of Naganandas. and the Missing Pages.
    In addition Mr Ravi says all candidates he and Dr Ranil are fielding are squeaky clean.
    And Ravi even promises to protect the President even though his boss Dr Ranil alleged Sira being part of the mob who fucked it up big time with Mahinda….
    But I can’t understand why our Dalit Leader Mano Ganeshan is running scared of Mr Ravi in Kotahena and asking Sira for more Cops to protect him…
    Wonder which of the above will be influencing Dr Dayan’s postulations for post Nagarika saba Elections of our Srilanka..
    One more thing, Which Party will pick the main game player Mr Sambandan?.
    Why Dr Ranil’s Thambi , Marrikkar wants to form a Government with Rauf Hakeem?..

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    Simple Demographics.
    Ranil will become the Next President of Sri Lanka.
    Why? Just like Obama got 98% of the Black vote, Ranil will get virtually 95% of the Ceylon Tamil and Indian Tamil votes and at least 95% of the Moor Tamil speaking Muslim votes. He gets a simple majority in Colombo with Catholic areas etc., He will lose the Southern Districts but those are sparsely populated.
    Ranil will win 55% of the overall vote to eitheir Sirisena or SLPP candidate. Basil is a right royal 10th grade educated dishonest person. Only one Sin-Bu will rally to is Gota. But Gota is not charismatic and charming like MR. MR still remains the most loved politicians in Sinhala areas for winning the war; but he cannot win again. SF is not liked by anyone. SF only gets to sit in Parliament because of RW and now he realized he had to become a UNP member to win votes. But SF cannot win because his disliked by most.

    Winner in 2020? RANIL WICKREMESINGHE

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    Dayan you missed the biggest main problem that is the curse of Sri Lanka and for which there is no panacea.

    The biggest main problem is that Sri Lanka is proclaimed as a Sinhala Buddhist Coumtry in the constitution with foremost place given to Buddhism and Sinhala Language.

    Basically the constitution gives protection to the Sinhala thugs to adorn the yellow robe and engage in thuggery against not only the minority communities abut any one who is not of the right political colour.

    The police, the courts the legal apparatus cant do anything to stop this thuggery by the men in yellow robes.

    This is the Main Problem Dayan so don’t bullshit here

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    Dayan,
    No one bothered who is going to win this local elections. The people are bothered about their safety, their freedom of movement, freedom of speech, safety of their sisters, mothers and daughters. In January 2015, they felt that they are now safe from those criminals who ran this country for a decade. People are not interested in going back to the horrific period where girls are raped by the family members of the head or picked up white van and murdered every day day & night. You may enjoy with them together by sharing the taste of muscles but the people are not prepared to suffer in the hands of blood & muscle thirsty creatures.

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    Dayan knows what to do on 11 February.
    The trick that made people forget that he was a minister in a Tamil liberation movement cabinet will work again!

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    DJ predictions, counter predictions and counter-counter…………!

    Good to note that there are no astrological predictions!
    That is a big leap in our enlightenment.

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    Dayan – I think you are main problem. Why don’t you join ISIS ?

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