2 December, 2020

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Why Keheliya Says Our Honourables In Diyawanna Must Undergo Psychiatric Examination

By Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

Keheliya Rambukwella,MP, has proposed to the Speaker that all MPs should go through a psychiatric test. One can speculate that the proposal came from self-realisation.

This gentleman came to Australia while he was Minister under Mahinda Rajapaksa. His son,in the cricket team, was undergoing surgery and fatherly love brought him Down Under at taxpayer expense. He stayed in a Five Star for some days and one fine such day he was reported as having fallen off the third floor of the hotel down to the bushes in the ground floor. Down the palling!

Gossip being the blood of Sri Lankans, stories were constructed about how The Honourable could have had this strange fall. Some gossipers said he was drunk because he had a reputation for intoxication. Others alleged Keheliya stealthily went to peep into the neighbouring room and missed his step. Whatever the truth of all these are The Honourable managed to get some Twenty Million Rupees from the President’s Fund! It is alleged he had also got over a hundred thousand dollars as settlement from the hotel that kept his body and mind. We do not know if he had private insurance, in addition. If so, he is entitled to that,too. Well, let us not envy the poor Honourable bloke. The point is that he fell from floor number three down to floor zero and so one must sympathise.

Rajapaksa and Media m Minister Rambukwella

We have to guess the condition of the mind of a man who would have undertaken such a Quixotic adventure. By the way, this is the 100th death anniversary of the famous Spanish novelist, Cervantes, who wrote the classic Don Quixote. It is appropriate time to analyse this. I wish we had the services of the psychiatrist. Was it a DNA condition? Didn’t Keheliya’s cricketer- son try to open the window of an aeroplane while flying over 30,000 feet high? Whatever, let’s hope Keheliya sets the example, goes to a psychiatrist and assure us that he is fit and running for the post of MP.

Honourable Keheliya’s medical proposal evidently came up after the recent Thevarapperuma episode. The latter gentleman who was elevated to the position of Deputy Minister by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has misbehaved badly. Remember how during the black days when Ranil was Leader of the Opposition and considered fated to remain in the opposition for eternity this same gentleman reportedly lugged forward to attack his UNP leader?

Here is a news report of Honourable Thewa’s recent Quixotic episode:

“Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma reportedly walked out from a private hospital in Colombo yesterday despite objections by doctors after hearing the arrest of the mothers of nine students who were denied admission to Grade 1 of the Meegastenna Primary School.

Contacted by the Daily News, the deputy minister said  he was heading for the Matugama Magsitrate’s Court in support of the arrested parents.

Thewarapperuma said he was even prepared to surrender to the Police and added that he would decide on what action to take after reaching courts.

He said he was slated to undergo surgery when he heard about the arrest of the parents. Thewarapperuma accused a local politician and some officials of the provincial education office of instigating the whole fiasco for petty gain and as a personal vendetta against him. He said the children had all the qualifications for school admittance.

The Police arrested the parents of the nine students denied admission to Grade 1 of Meegastenna Primary School yesterday.

The Police said the arrests were made on charges of unlawful assembly and entry.

They will be produced before the Matugama Magistrate. On June 27, Thewarapperuma drew attention to the issue, by embarking on a satyagraha that culminated in a bid to commit suicide four days later. The deputy minister speaking on behalf of the parents of the 10 students denied admission said that the students had met all the requirements set out by the school, and that the school authorities’ refusal to grant them admission was unfair and arbitrary.

The arrest of the parents comes on the heels of a protest by the All Ceylon Teachers’ Union asking that the deputy minister be investigated and arrested for his involvement in the incident.

Meanwhile, the mothers of the nine students arrested by the police on charges of unlawful assembly and illegal entry to the Meegastenna Primary school were remanded till July 7 by the

Matugama Magistrate. However, upon arriving at the Matugama Magistrate’s Court, the Deputy Minister was informed that the Court was closed.”

The story is that Honourable Thewa had hanged himself on the ceiling fan to commit suicide until a bunch of his supporters endowed with extra sensory telepathic powers arrived at the right time to save a national disaster from happening. The supporters must be deemed national heroes in an island already so full of heroes. But, then, we are told the yahapalnaya government has locked him in jail.

Not to worry Sri Lanka, Paradise has plenty of such extraordinary MPs like Honourable Keheliya and Honourable Thewa. We had good old Honourable Dr Mervyn, Mahinda Rajapaksa’s macho backer, who once owned the whole of Kelaniya and who is a descent from none other than Dutugemunu. How Dr Mervyn tied a starving Public servant to a tree! This Honourable now goes about with files under his arm that contain damning evidence of murder by Rajapaksa.

Then we have the Pivithuru (pure) Honourable now unfortunately a jail bird temporarily released. He has been jumping up and down for Rajapaksa saying everything negative about Yahapalanaya. A once sworn JHUer our Pivithuru Honourable one fine night stealthily left his mat and performed an abinikmana or renunciation to leave the JHU. He has been unfairly charged with embezzlement whereas the real truth is he maybe psychotic.

Of course, one cannot miss old Wimal Weerawansa who challenged “Ranilayo,” and “Sirisenayo” to try and win the general election that his party lost. Although a diminutive individual, Wimalayo has a powerful tongue that makes you see black as white and white as black. He roars in thunder. He is a specialist in going on death-fasts without dying. The last time he tried that was before the Colombo UN office. Unfortunately, Rajapaksa arrived right on time, like Honourable Thewa’s supporters, to force him to take a sip of orange juice. Mahinda, too, had telepathic powers. Wimal also calls “foul’” of others when he is himself facing charges of forging passports and giving away government houses to relatives. This proclivity to go on death-fast and to accuse others with skeletons in one’s own cupboard calls for psychiatric scrutiny.

Wimal’s big boss is another one! He is deeply into Black Magic and spells and astrology. These things went overboard when he acted on the astrologer Sumane’s advice and opted for elections. He is said to invite VIPs for hopper to find the invitee missing the next day. The bird on my tree says this is all weird needing psychiatric scrutiny.

A national problem has been created as a result of the prevalence of psycho cases both in Parliament and even outside. Particularly with so many Honourables now in Diyawanna, yahapalanaya democracy has become a comedy.We have read of the comedy of freedom. Here one observes it in full glare. Taking advantage of the disappearance of white vans, there are strikes everyday for the slightest reason. The other day, hundreds of fishermen slept on railway tracks to protest about the government not removing a rock close by that impeded their activity. Like the fishermen, the GMOA is in strike mode more than looking after the sick and the dying. The latter are not Honourables but yet they can control all the Honourables in Parliament so much so that they dare oppose government trade policy. GMOA might soon go on strike against the education policy planned for schools or a policy for local government.

The irony of freedom is that it consumes itself.

*The writer can be contacted on sjturaus@optusnet.com.au

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    Shyamon Jayasinghe

    RE: Why Keheliya Says Our Honourables In Diyawanna Must Undergo Psychiatric Examination.

    “Keheliya Rambukwella,MP, has proposed to the Speaker that all MPs should go through a psychiatric test. One can speculate that the proposal came from self-realisation.”

    “Whatever the truth of all these are The Honourable managed to get some Twenty Million Rupees from the President’s Fund! It is alleged he had also got over a hundred thousand dollars as settlement from the hotel that kept his body and mind.”

    “Didn’t Keheliya’s cricketer- son try to open the window of an aeroplane while flying over 30,000 feet high? Whatever, let’s hope Keheliya sets the example, goes to a psychiatrist and assure us that he is fit and running for the post of MP.”

    “The story is that Honourable Thewa had hanged himself on the ceiling fan to commit suicide until a bunch of his supporters endowed with extra sensory telepathic powers arrived at the right time to save a national disaster from happening”

    Oh Para, Para, Oh Para Genes!

    At least he is honest about it. Now we want the other MP,s to fess up as well.

    What about the Populace, the voters who elected them?

    Shouldn’t they fess up as well.

    Wimnal Buruwansa of 2/2 =0 fame, got 300,000 preferential votes!

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      Yes, he had been the most dirty right hand of Mahinda Jarapakshe. At the time, he was questioned during the high days, the bugger always rejected the questions raised to and even prevaricate. I hate his style … the abusive creature with all parasitical nature.
      No doubt he got all that paid by tax payers funds.

      Now being in the JO, he does the same. These men are so resistent. They are even worst thatn worst ever mosquitoes when they are upto suck the blood of the tax payers.

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        MR should start laughing from his backends – we can not see his face anymore…. it is greater embarracement actually.

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    You first Mr. Rambukwella. Then your sonna boy. May then, the others will follow your example.

    The bullshit these blood suckers try to hoodwink the Sri Lankan public with, must beat records from any other banana republics of the past. Yes! there is no such thing as a banana republic anymore, in the real world. Sri Lanka is trying to be the first recognized one in the 21st century.

    The term is also an insult to a wonderful fruit; to use it to describe our political poll mess.

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      Upul,
      Before Rabukwella, we have to put all Kandy residents who reelected Rabukwella into psychiatric test. If we extend that analogy, it is WE, all Lankans, who should go through these psychiatric tests first…

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        I agree.
        Then Trators like Mngala Samaraweera. Ranil who wantslegasation of gay marriage and hand this country to diiaspora and USA cand complete the job with the help of the Vatican

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        Alahakoon

        What is the Average IQ of Kandy Residents?

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    Why Keheliya Says Our Honourables In Diyawanna Must Undergo Psychiatric Examination.
    May be he got the idea from Dayan how to enjoy life overseas by representing SL.
    What Keheliya implies is whether his colleagues have same mental set up as Dayan. Look at smart patriot Dayan he went to Beijing and had PEKING DUCK with 8000 year old red wine.
    Keheliya wants his colleagues to go and see Phyciatrists and get treatment and become like Dayan and then go on trips to Russia, PRC, Cuba and Geneva.

    Dayan doesn’t want to follow Anakarika Dharmapala and end up in Buddha Gaga. He wants to end up in one of the 4 mentioned above.
    So Keheliya wants his colleagues to be progressive through psychiatric intervention.

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    Suggested Phd Thesis

    Psychopathic voting patterns of Sri Lanken (note: ken) voters 1977 to present day.

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    I think Party Politics has seen the end of its ‘Use By Date’!

    Maybe we should be looking at a Benevolent Dictatorship a la Lee Kwan Yu?

    But Who in Sri Lanka, is the LKY we can Trust?

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      Hamlet nangiye:
      They the rajapakshes made a Pakistan state in the country: So we cant expect clean, non-abusive, uncorrupted ones in the country… it is like searching ABA ATA – MUSTARD SEEDs in a house where nobody is reported to die …. do you know that common parlance among us down there ?

      Like BLOOD CANCER PATIENT could perhaps be cured through full blood transfusion, entire nation should be subjected to paradigm shift. From very bottom to the top.

      It is a good thing to hear that they are now about to introduce

      ” Corruption and abuses and the basice as a subject for the school going children”

  • 7
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    Absolutely brilliant piece, Shyamon Jayasinghe! Please continue writing. Your words are powerful.

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    Excellent idea, Keheliya. I suppose you know your colleagues well enough to come out with such a suggestion but what happens if they fail the test? Would they be certified insane? As Shyamon has refreshed our memories, there may be quite a lot who may be so, in which case, can they continue to be in Parliament?

    I agree with Keheliya that it would be a good idea for politicians to undergo psychiatric evaluation & certified before the country becomes a total ‘Comedy Country’, just like in Sunil’s old song but personally, I don’t think the average voter would give a monkey’s. In fact, the way Shyamon describes our prominent politicians, SL already is. However, maybe we should try differentiate between the jokers & the criminally insane, to give a clear choice for the average voter.

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    Majority of our parliamentarians will not pass a psychiatric assessment. How can sch psychos be deemed “honourables”. They are “laughables” that deserve to be dressed in clown costumes and thrown into a circus with Keheliya as the lead clown to be loaded into the cannon and fired with his own poop.

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    Electoral reforms are vital if we are to have a chance to eradicate these jokers and clowns form the legislature.I hope yahapalanaya gets about doing this

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    In this case let us consider Buddha’s Way. We correctly identify the “Truth of Suffering” – that is the Parliamentarians. Then what is the “Cause” – The Election of these to Parliament. Next “The Need to Get Rid of it” – Throw all of them out of the Parliament. The last is the “Way to Get Rid of them” – Educate and move the VOTER to VOTE INTELLIGENTLY and ELECT the HONOURABLE CANDIDATES and DEMAND the political parties to nominate ONLY the HONOURABLE people to contest at elections. If this PATH is followed, I am certain that Keheliya will also be in the garbage dump. If this does not happen Amarasiri has made a good suggestion to test the VOTER too.

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    Where is Sumanasekera?

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    Mr. Rampukwella, when you were a Minister under Jarapassa did you or did you not summon prospective teledrama actresses for a test run before giving the “Letter of Appointment”. Come, come Mr. Ex-Minister !

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      Any decent Sri Lankan will be repelled by the abominable abusive comments that are condone, and perhaps encouraged by Colombo Telegraph on its pages.
      There is no room for factual debate or presentation of reasoned arguments in CT.
      God help this country!

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    Mike- what kind of tests were done by Rambuk on teledrama actors?
    It was common rumour in the days of Jarapassa that a teledrama producer had to give Rs 50,000.00 to a higher up to have a production relayed. Actresses may have had to make payment in kind-I suppose. Hymens dissappeared

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    “Keli Kehliya” has to be sent first for this test as he is the one who jumped from the balcony. He also tried to jump from one party to another to another…

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    Mr Shyamona

    Many Thanks for giving us a delightful reminder of some of the glittering stars of the MR era.

    Kehelmalla Rambuttanpotha’s (hic!)champagne moment came on the morning after the glorious slapping of our flagship diplomat by the enforcer general of the foreign ministry.

    When asked if the historic slapping was true, Kehemalla replied “I I (hic!) will check with the pre pre presidenti(hic!)ial secretariat (hic!) and come back to you (hic!)”

    And we waited, didn’t we. The rest of the world knew all the gory details long before the poor people of Sri Lanka we allowed to learn of the event and grieve over the untimely end of one of their most admired kalu suddha’s.

    Kehelmalla (and his flying sprog) will be valuable subjects for all our budding psychiatrists to study.

    As the man on the Mattakuliya bus said “Sir, it’s all in the mind”.

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    Not the MP’s but the goats who vote for them too – over and over again.
    1 man 1 vote is one of the reasons for the failure of this country
    where the IQ of the average person has to be around 35%

    Liyanamahathaya

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    Spring Koha is right. Keheliya is a case study. Why did the President’s Fund give him Rs 20 million when the hotel gave him $140,00? This dude must have made good money. But I just heard he is trying to jump to Sirisena’s SLFP

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    I’m putting this in just before it disappears from the display page. I wonder how many know that there are three or four ways to discover this later? No many, so nobody may see this comment, but Shyamon Jayasinghe may.

    You are a good man, Shyamon. This of course was too much of a sitting duck to shoot at, so I’ve lazily glanced at this only today. But do continue to write.

    However, may I point out that the 23rd of April 2016 was the 400th death anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes, not the 100th. That was also the day the Bard of Avon parted from us – the 23rd of April 1616, on his 52nd birthday. How neat and tidy!

    But, of course, there is no proof of the day Billy S. was born; only the day that he was baptised – I’m not now going to check that out: I’m garrulous but lazy today. And those dates of their deaths were something like ten days apart. One country was following the Julian Calendar, the other the Gregorian.

    But we Sinhalese are sure about the date of Vijaya’s landing, and which places dear old Gauthama visited! Clever, aren’t we?

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