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WikiLeaks: Basil Is Corrupt, Education Limited And Expelled From School

By Colombo Telegraph –

“Embassy contacts say Basil has no close advisors and more enemies than friends in Sri Lanka because he makes a habit of trying to ‘buy people,” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington.

“Basil worked for the Ministry of Mahaweli Development, where he earned the nickname ‘Mr. Ten Percent’ for demanding a ten percent commission on every project. Basil continues to be accused of significant corruption in his current position,” the Embassy further wrote.

Basil worked for the Ministry of Mahaweli Development, where he earned the nickname “Mr. Ten Percent” for demanding a ten percent commission on every project.

The Colombo Telegraph found the related leaked cable from the WikiLeaks database. The cable is classified as “CONFIDENTIAL” details biographic data related to the Presidend Rajapaksa’s brother  minister Basil Rajapaksa. The cable was written on May 15, 2007 by the US Ambassador to Colombo Robert O. Blake.

Ambassador Blake wrote “The President consults Basil on most political matters. Basil’s influence can be seen in the alleged deal with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to suppress Tamil votes in the North and East in the November 2005 Presidential election and the January 2007 Cabinet reshuffle and luring of ‘crossover’ opposition members of Parliament. According to Embassy contacts, Basil advises the President on an array of topics despite his limited education and lack of relevant work experience (see paragraph 12).”

Under the relevant paragraph 12 Blake wrote “Basil was also educated in Matara and Galle. According to his school friends, he was expelled a couple of times from his college in Galle. He joined the SLFP at a young age and supported his brother Mahinda in 1970 when he contested the Beliatta electorate in the Hambantota District Parliamentary elections. In 1977, however, he joined the UNP and worked against his brother. Basil worked for the Ministry of Mahaweli Development, where he earned the nickname ‘Mr. Ten Percent’ for demanding a ten percent commission on every project. Basil continues to be accused of significant corruption in his current position. Basil rejoined the SLFP for a few years, but then crossed back to the UNP in the 1990s. Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga refused to allow him to rejoin the SLFP during her tenure. He then moved to the U.S., but returned in 2005 to support Mahinda’s bid for the Presidency.”

Below we give the relevant part of the confidential cable;

VZCZCXRO5144 OO RUEHBI RUEHLMC DE RUEHLM #0698/01 1350532 ZNY CCCCC ZZH O 150532Z MAY 07 FM AMEMBASSY COLOMBO TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6029 INFO RUEHRL/AMEMBASSY BERLIN PRIORITY 0380 RUEHKA/AMEMBASSY DHAKA PRIORITY 0087 RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD PRIORITY 7068 RUEHKT/AMEMBASSY KATHMANDU PRIORITY 5157 RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON PRIORITY 3729 RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI PRIORITY 0943 RUEHNY/AMEMBASSY OSLO PRIORITY 3800 RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO PRIORITY 2880 RUEHCG/AMCONSUL CHENNAI PRIORITY 7654 RUEHBI/AMCONSUL MUMBAI PRIORITY 5335 RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 2019 RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI PRIORITY RHEFDIA/DIA WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY RHEHAAA/NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY RUEHLMC/MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION PRIORITY C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 04 COLOMBO 000698 SIPDIS SIPDIS DEPARTMENT FOR SCA/INS MCC FOR D NASSIRY AND E BURKE E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/12/2017 TAGS: PGOV PREL PTER PHUM MOPS CE SUBJECT: PRESIDENT RELIES ON BROTHERS FOR POLICY ADVICE AND POLITICAL COVER

Classified By: Ambassador Robert O. Blake, Jr., for reasons 1.4(b,d).

5. (C) The President consults Basil on most political matters. Basil’s influence can be seen in the alleged deal with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to suppress Tamil votes in the North and East in the November 2005 Presidential election and the January 2007 Cabinet reshuffle and luring of “crossover” opposition members of Parliament. According to Embassy contacts, Basil advises the President on an array of topics despite his limited education and lack of relevant work experience (see paragraph 12).

6. (C) The President’s brothers have few advisors of their own. Gothabaya occasionally consults some of his army colleagues who have retired. Embassy contacts say Basil has no close advisors and more enemies than friends in Sri Lanka because he makes a habit of trying to “buy people.”

12. (C) Basil was also educated in Matara and Galle. According to his school friends, he was expelled a couple of times from his college in Galle. He joined the SLFP at a young age and supported his brother Mahinda in 1970 when he contested the Beliatta electorate in the Hambantota District Parliamentary elections. In 1977, however, he joined the UNP and worked against his brother. Basil worked for the Ministry of Mahaweli Development, where he earned the nickname “Mr. Ten Percent” for demanding a ten percent commission on every project. Basil continues to be accused of significant corruption in his current position. Basil rejoined the SLFP for a few years, but then crossed back to the UNP in the 1990s. Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga refused to allow him to rejoin the SLFP during her tenure. He then moved to the U.S., but returned in 2005 to support Mahinda’s bid for the Presidency.

BLAKE

* First published on January 5, 2012 by Colombo Telegraph

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    Uneducated Uncultured rascals!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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      These rascals together did what most of the cultured impotent past leaders could not do ! Look at the alternatives , Ranil , cant speak sinhala, likes young men (shirt lifter) who loves west and do anything for a white ass; CBK highly educated in the banks of the river sean in gay Paris took much more than 10% love frogs.

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        WOW…. AMERICAN BLAKE HAS LOT TO WORRY ABOUT OTHER COUNTRY THAN THEIR COUNTRY. WHAT BLAKE SHOULD KNOW IS:

        * AMERICANS MOST “PORN MOVIES” TO THE WORLD WHILE THEY KEEP TALK ABOUT THEIR “CHRISTIANITY FAITH.”

        * MOST OF AMERICANS STILL DON’T KNOW WHETHER “OBAMA IS CHRISTIAN OR MUSLIM OR ATHIEST”

        * AMERICA HAS MOST “FAT PEOPLE” IN THE WORLD THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRIES.

        * MOST AMERICANS STILL DON’T KNOW WHY MORETHAN 200,000 INNOCENT CIVILIANS WERE KILLED IN IRAQ &
        AFGHAN WAR & YET THOSE RESPONSIBLE AREN’T WAR CRIMINALS.

        * MOST AMERICANS STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT QUALIFICATION “MR.ARNOLD SCHWAZNIGAR” HAD TO BE GOVERNOR?

        * MOST AMERICANS STILL DON’T KNOW WHY HOLLYWOOD STARS ARE TREATED LIKE “GOD” WHILE MOST OF THEM WASTE THEIR MONEY ON DRUGS & ENDED UP DIEING LIKE ALIENS.

        * MOST AMERICANS STILL DON’T KNOW WHY IRAQ WAS INVADED WHEN SADDHAM DIDN’T HAVE ANY WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION & DIDN’T HAVE ANY UN MANDATE TO INVADE?

        AFTER ALL………… AMERICANS HAVE LOT TO WORRY ABOUT THIER OWN SH%T THAN US HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA.

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        Spot on Purohitha. Westerners are hell bent on tarnishing SL’s image. What did supposedly highly educated Ranil, Ravi clan did to SL over the years. Basil may not have letters behind his name, but he is a task master and clearly gets the job done.
        Look how he handled India at the peak of the war. Don’t forget even JR had to abandon the military offensive due to the Indian pressure.

        Westerners would like to have benders, brown hatters, fudge packers like Ranil in power.

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    This is the man who giving advice to the President who him self not passed O/L. OMG!!!!!!! This man too expelled from school! OMG!! :( :( :( :(

  • 9
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    Mala Perethayek ne meka.

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    oh dear dear. CBK is correct to say Uneducated uncultured rascals.

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      Ya she was correct but she was dishonest than all of these guys put together , took more than 10% . She opted for a chauto (grade 2 castle) in France and a castle in England, the rest is documented in SL

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        bullshit! CBK wasn’t even half corrupted as one of these! Look what they are doing to the country, make sure you look past the prosperity they show in state media though! Nobody, I repeat, Nobody in SL politics has been ever corrupted as much as Rajapaksha Regiment! Jay hoo Maharajaneni!

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    I don’t care what his education but performance. In the world history, it’s not rare to find that many who got expelled from school later became leaders, academics, philosophers, artists, etc. He is the most commendable figure for keeping the gov stable during the war, which tremendously helped clean up ruthless LTTE. Later his political strategies lead to gov’s wining of the parliament with 2/3 majority, something many political analysts thought impossible for ever. He is also (indirectly) behind the current crisis of the UNP. Internationally, he was the key figure wining the India in support of war while USA was trying to save the Tigers. The same mission over India was not successful in 1987 when President JR Jayawardana sent his brother to India. Enemies of gov like Mangala are well aware that MR cannot be defeated as long as BR is backing him. That’s why they make many allegations to tarnish his achievements.

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      Hey man, was it Mangala Samaraweera the principle of that school to sack this man? dont play foolish like uneducated rascal. ;)

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        Oi Gupta -idiot – uneducated rascals(who became leaders of this land) have done more good to this country than all the educated rascals put together – The biggest of them JRJ pioneered the current Executive Presidential system – I do not need to explain you the consequences – CBK another supposedly educated one – what heck she did during her tenure – virtually ruin the economy – but made herself from a poor housewife to a billionaire (read choura Ragina – CBK never contested) – Fortunately she did not have the vision to bring in more development project – if there were more projects she could have ended as the richest women in the whole of Asia – Now we have Ranil /Mangala / Ravi – the so called educated Yahapalan kings – for this short period we have seen enough to understand where will these guys end up

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      You are a pakka uncultured rascal too likes of Mervyn Silva and others as CBK quated before. I am sure even the regime supporters would be laughing at this news article since basil is a mutt. 2/3 majority? were you in coma? This regime bought most of those good for nothing rascals spending public funds. It wont last long soon you will have to hide your tals between your legs.

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        SL ruled by well educated Ranil and gang for 17 years.what they did?almost give half of the country to LTTE terrorists.I am not saying this govenment is squicky clean.there are thugs and crooks in the parliament.but what we have is better than what we had.lets get together and help to get rid off those crooks and take the country foreward.

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        “your tals between your legs.”

        You already did after defeating the Tigers.

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      you are quite right We have a set of ungrateful people for that matter Srilankans on the whole are very ungrateful they enjoy the fruits of freedom.they forget so soon what this country went through,if not for the likes of Basil and Gotabaya,and our president where would we have been.

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        Dear Janaki,
        There is a limit in everything in life. Gratitude – YES – but not forever and anon ? No.
        If someone helps, be grateful, certainly, but not allow him/her to pillage your inheritance or rape your near and dear, afterwards.
        Rajapakses may have done their job, ok, that is why they were voted in for. But did you vote for them to do everything as they please and deny freedom to the genuine protesters or for them to give all to the Chinese. And other unsavoury misdeeds.
        Gratitude does not mean to sell your birthright. Open ended gratitude is fooling oneself.

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      Take into consideration:These leaders were not elected by people.Election was completly rigged since M.R s second term.Otherwise the rulers of today may be on the green side.S.F was deprived from his loyal victory.Merit to M.R orB.R or their henchmen are nonsense.

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        That people vote like fools, but I sincerely believe that the Double-Paksas got all those votes.
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        That those results have been disastrous for the country is also true.
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        If we want to be rid of the Triple-Paksas we must first understand why we are faced with these terrible Election results. Sir Lankans typically vote as families. A dominant male decides how the entire family must vote. I know that this means that our people are little better than animals.
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        However, don’t tell them that. It’s going to be frightfully difficult changing the pattern of voting; but change it we must!

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      If you don’t care about someone’s education, but we care because we are much more educated than you I guess. Education is matter that’s why singapore is thriving nicely with well educated cabinet.
      When uneducated got the power, it is like having ” wadurata dalipihiya”.

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      sena,
      .
      Analysing what you say: by around 2007, we were desperate to stop Prabhkaran’s LTTE. The Rajapaksas did it; even if we don’t approve of how it was done, we felt relief. Granted.
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      His “political strategies” lead (sic) [for God’s sake man, the past tense of “lead” is “led”] to the 2/3 majority. What strategies? Rousing racism again!
      .
      Many decades ago, I used to vote for the UNP. Not any more. Do you consider bringing about a crisis in the UNP an achievement? Such moves have destroyed democracy in Lanka. Has that benefitted the people of the country?
      .
      What you have said proves what we’ve been saying. Rajapaksa strategies are aimed at enslaving us, so that they can reign as virtual kings.
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      You guys may succeed in overcoming the resistance that even this comment is putting up.
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      Panini Edirisinhe (NIC 48 3111 444V) of Bandarawela – a real identity, unlike yours, cowardly “sena”.

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      Dear Sena,
      While I do not decry Basil’s efforts about India in 2009 , but comparison of 1987 and 2009 is like “chalk and cheese”.
      In 1987 the Indian PM was headstrong Rahul Gandhi while in 2008/2009 it was the more democratic and sedate Manmohan Singh. Also by 2009, 20 years later, India had other ideas of LTTE after Rajiv Gandhi assassination and the failure of the IPKF. The whole political context is different. Do you seriously think Basil would have convinced Rajiv Gandhi in 1987.?
      Using the example quoted does not stand the test of equity and fairness at all.

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        Sorry not Rahul but Rajiv Gandhi (1987) in above.

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    this uneducated gang is now ruling us, and fucked up our A/L results too.

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      JVP stooges fucked up your A/l results. Very soon they will do the same to few thousand young people in SL. keep it up ,You could end up with a tyre around with your neck soon.

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    these are the people who will create a worse force then the LTTE ,look how differently they handled issues…general court hearing lasted only weeks,Duminda the drug peddler,murderer in broad daylight still a free man,the killers n rapist politicians from Tangalle still the sentencing in the dark….different standards .ARE THESE POLITICIANS A FORMIDABLE FORCE WHO LEADS THE NATION……WHAT THE RAJAPAKSA BROTHERS DO IS MARK TIME…MILLIONS N TRILLIONS LOST INCOME FOR THE NATION….DOUBLE STANDARDS …LKY OF SINGAPORE EARNED A GOOD NAME BY THE PEOPLE WHO APPOINTED THE PAP..PROGRESS N DEVELOPMENT WHET TOGETHER…IN SRI LANKA DEVELOPMENT N PROGRESS OF THE RAJAPAKSA FAMILY MOVE TOGETHER…..THE WAY THE A LEVEL RESULTS MESSED UP ..NOBODY OWNS RESPONSIBILITY OR ACCOUNTABILITY…….WAR IN NORTH OVER DUE TO THE EFFORTS OF OUR BRAVEMEN IN THE ARMY N THE GENERAL….THESE BROTHERS MADE POLITICAL DECISIONS ONLY BUT THEY ARE CREATING A WORSE SCENARIO FOR THIS NATION BY THEIR DOUBLE STANDARDS IN ORDER TO FILL THEIR POCKETS….

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    “shik” this is naughty naughty Mr.10% .. it’s a shame for other great brothers. lol

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    Good heavens!!! Now we see Basil’s true colours. Fancy giving this man the role of supremo overlord for the economic development of the country, and the final say on almost every development project being and going to be undertaken in Sri Lanka for the foreseeable future. So, it appears that he is the private tax man for the private coffers of Rajapaksha Dynasty: The Mr 10% of Rajapaksha Clan. And reading between the lines we can now understand why the SLFP old guard has been sidelined and the President is now surrounded by the UNP crooks and capitalists and “kudu mafia”. It is all down to darling Basil. We live and learn.

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    Basil still gets 10%, but the other brothers get 85%, leaving 5% to keep the appearance of carrying out the projects so that they can continue to receive grants and aids from IMF, China, India and any others foolish enough to give.

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      Did you expect them to risk their lives for nothing ? There are no free lunches. They delivered didnt they ? what are you complaning about ?

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        only you untedersoot

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    Look like US embassy has done its best to degrade our country leaders, these messages shows how bad they want Rajapaksha regime changed. They even have started dig their very personal details(patikiriya). Who cares Rajapaksha family never steped into a school they are better than all other leaders who governed the country in my life time. True Sri Lankan cannot forget their committments to free our country from the most ruthless outfit in the world. Whoever hail these kind of news are LTTE sympathisers living in other countries. Sorry guys keep trying still majority of Sri Lankans are with Rajapaksha family. This doesn’t mean they are perfect, they too have weaknesses, and I hope they will realise their mistakes and lead the country to its prosperity.

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      Kumari, Your comment made me start thinking how impotence of the education is, at least school education. they don’t want others to study and make youngsters fool and recruit them to “Tharunyata hetak” runs by Namal Rajapaksa. so, they think they can run the country with those poor fools. not only like you fools.

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        ALBERT you go to school and have a good education and do politics. Then one day we can have a perfect leader in our country. But remember, there are no genuine politics in this world, it’s not only in Sri Lanka all around the world all politicians are power greedy, and they want to stay in power as long as possible. In that case, I and my family prefer Mahinda Rajapaksha government because they did something to country too, that we didn’t see any kind of development in the country last 30 to 40 years. If people complain about Basil Rajapaksha take 10% from development project, I asked which project manager/director in any country work for a project without taking a commission? Their time, their committment, are also have some values. Who is willing to work for a project for free? Namal is young politician, and he is trying to do something, he will learn and will get more experience by his success and mistakes. I think Namal is better than many of our matured politicians.

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      well said Kumari, the more these guys complain more we the Sri Lankans will support and stand by the ‘uneducated rascals, who won peace for us. Worth more than 10%. Taking commission is a Sri Lankan thing, that is why they do politics, to earn commissions but in this case we will turn a blind eye cause they finished the terrorists off. 10% for ten fifteen years is cheaper than loosing the country. So I say lets stand with the guys we know.

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        Wikileaks failed to mention that basil is a freemason.

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          Most unlikely that Basil is a “Freemason.”
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          It’s time we started saying things that make sense.
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          I was a Freemason for about six years. Now I’m an “ex-freemason in good standing”. That means that I can join again if I want to.
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          However, not many Lankans know anything about Freemasonry, and frankly, there’s little purpose discussing the subject here.
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          That doesn’t mean that Freemasonry is nonsense, nor that it’s evil. But it isn’t everybody’s cup of tea.
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          Freemasonry is difficult to understand because so much is symbolic. Try Googling before giving me headaches!

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            Sinhala_man
            However, not many Lankans know anything about Freemasonry
            ———–
            There are 16 masonic lodges in sri lanka!
            The island has a huge membership.

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              SM, Humble,
              No offence, but
              Sri Lankans are well known for their love of fancy uniforms, parties, and rituals . That might explain why there are just 5 Rotary clubs in all of China but as many in Colombo alone! There isn’t one Masonic lodge in China.

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            Dear Humble,
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            I’m not going to get mired in unfruitful debate with you. Please find out more statistics and put them on; I will fine-tune. If I come up with statistics, I’m bound to get tripped up, in an unworthwhile cause. I’m sure that you have been fed conspiracy theories.
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            I’m grateful to oc for saying the things that he has.
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            Find out what a misleading term “lodge” is. If there are sixteen, you can be sure that twelve meet in the Victoria Masonic Temple. Here’s one of them:
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            https://sphinxlodge.org/articles.htm
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            The last three articles are by my friend and neighbour – a Belgian to whom Freemasonry means more than to others. He used to be a member of a dozen lodges; now he’s slowed down.
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            So numbers aren’t all that great. Most Lankans who are there are elderly and want to bolster their egos. Younger guys are mainly from the school where I studied. Great importance is attached to knowledge of English, but not by Jacques!
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            If keen, read; I won’t!

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      Write on the button didn’t take long for the favourite come back line and the mother of all excuse line evil US and western conspiracy theory and LTTE sympathisers to pop up.

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      Kumari Looks like you or your family makes Millions from thanks to Basil. Basil Only allows to very close friend to make money like that, or you or your family is one of corrupt business people who is making money selling drugs with Kudu Duminda. If not at all i have question about your education. Your stupid enough to think Namal is the savior for our country No wonder Majority Sri Lankans with Rajapaksa family?? Sinhalese (Api) are most selfish Bathpiganta rata pawadena Jathiyak bawa mulu lokema dannawa. How did you forget S/F’s Commitments to the country? When I see your comments I vomit myself.

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      Oh my goodness, I am surprised see your comment like ” who cares rajapaksha family never steeped into school”. I can imagine about education, your background, and your thinking power. I am sure you are uneducated, but having money doing some sort of business either legal or illegal. ( ballo marala hari salli hoyana kandeta thama aithi).
      Please don’t send your children to schools.

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    OMG ! Arnt they clever to ass kick the LTTE like they did ? OMG uneducated rascals finishing off the worlds most dangerous terrorists, OMG arnt they clever !

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      Dear Shantha,
      …uneducated rascals finishing off the worlds most dangerous terrorist….
      I presume you are referring to the “courageous army led by SF and others” in the animal infected jungles, that actually FOUGHT the LTTE and not the arm chair persons in A/C offices. The latters’ efforts may be silver but the former are called “Ranaviru” – golden heroes.
      Unfortunately some say the timber was lifted by the “Elephant & I”
      forgetting the 95% effort of the elephant.

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    MR’s regimes will be another LIBYA ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Proud Srilankan

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    10% was initiated by Benazir Bhutto’s opposition to discredit her Government on her second term. (Her husband present P.M. was labeled then) Probably G.A.Y. Mangala brought it to SriLanka.However politicians have ruined our Motherland and continue to do so.If we could produce one honest leader to eliminate the Royal Presidency in S.L. back to parliamentary routs with only around 12 Ministers and rest shouldered by powerful, educated, honest civil service. Independent Judiciary and a congress for checks and balances. That will be the miracle. Why people hate M.R. is he used the united backing of people during war giving hope of good governance and now screw up in grand style.

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    unaducated is better than others,we can walk freely in srilanka,problem is for many people colombo 7 is not in power after 40 50 yrears.

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      WOW – Tangelle killing and alleged rape (well, I am trying to be kind) happened, because not just Lasantha and other journalists were killed and made to disappear, but Bharatha Laksman could be killed with no adverse consequences for the criminals. People like Mervyn can rule the place, because of the nature of the current rulers of the country. If JAY thinks that’s what he says ‘walk freely’, he should think once more. I hope his sisters, nieces and daughters are not in the reach of Ministers, Council Chairmen and other VIPs of the current government.

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    he is the worst corrupt member among this hora kuddu samagama.

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    What ever they say about the Rajapakses,they got rid of the terrorists and now they must sort themselves and bring a lawful atmosphere to the nation.Recent incidents of thuggery and violence get them nowhere.They must realize what is happening to Mubarack where the world had got so small he has no where to hide but face a life in prison for rest of his life.Sri Lanka too is small enough for wrongdoers to hide or escape.I can assure you the recent visit to Dubai by Mervin was closely watched by some interested people from the IC.There might be a reckoning of their miss deeds and pay for it some way in future.World will not idle when wrongs happens in some countries as it undermines their own well being.I would urge the gsol to adhere to good governance in every field as the world is watching as corrupt nations are just baggage that is heavy to bare when the usual economic powers are under strains of economic downturn.So be warned!

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      Do you suspect that Meryn will assasinate MR, as paid for in Dubai. He has an axe to grind with Gota too.?

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        I have seen pictures of Mervin kneeling before his King…..who knows Mervin might think of a second degree by performing a “Bobbit” on his savior the King!!

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      Did they bring Law full atmosphere to the nation???

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    i really don’t care, how currupt he is.
    they delivered.
    no more ltte, good roads, 8 % gdp , tourism boom, roads.

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      Do you believe all this statistics? No wonder fool’s paradise Ha ha

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    SEEMS LIKE AMERICAN BLAKE HAS LOT TO WORRY ABOUT OTHER COUNTRY THAN THEIR COUNTRY. WHAT BLAKE SHOULD KNOW IS:

    * AMERICANS MOST “PORN MOVIES” TO THE WORLD WHILE THEY KEEP TALK ABOUT THEIR “CHRISTIANITY FAITH.”

    * MOST OF AMERICANS STILL DON’T KNOW WHETHER “OBAMA IS CHRISTIAN OR MUSLIM OR ATHIEST”

    * AMERICA HAS MOST “FAT PEOPLE” IN THE WORLD THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRIES.

    * MOST AMERICANS STILL DON’T KNOW WHY MORETHAN 200,000 INNOCENT CIVILIANS WERE KILLED IN IRAQ &
    AFGHAN WAR & YET THOSE RESPONSIBLE AREN’T WAR CRIMINALS.

    * MOST AMERICANS STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT QUALIFICATION “MR.ARNOLD SCHWAZNIGAR” HAD TO BE GOVERNOR?

    * MOST AMERICANS STILL DON’T KNOW WHY HOLLYWOOD STARS ARE TREATED LIKE “GOD” WHILE MOST OF THEM WASTE THEIR MONEY ON DRUGS & ENDED UP DIEING LIKE ALIENS.

    * MOST AMERICANS STILL DON’T KNOW WHY IRAQ WAS INVADED WHEN SADDHAM DIDN’T HAVE ANY WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION & DIDN’T HAVE ANY UN MANDATE TO INVADE?

    AFTER ALL………… AMERICANS HAVE LOT TO WORRY ABOUT THIER OWN SH%T THAN US HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA.

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    Looks like Robert Blake had got his facts wrong Basil was educated at Ananda College , Maradana -.

    No wonder USA blunders so much in International relationships. Their Embassies feed them with half truths.

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    who is educated in this raja family raja hora went to law college without A/L WITH THE HELP OF FELIX NOW HIS THE PRESIDENT OF THIS STUPID COUNTRY HIS MODA PUTHA BABAY NARMAL BECAME A LAWYER OVERNIGHT WITHOUT ANY QUALIFICATIONS. UNDERWORLD GOTA WAS WORKING AS A PETROL PUMP OPERATOR IN U.S.A. NOW HE IS THE DEFENSE SECRETARY. YOU NAME IR ALL THIS CORRUPT KUDU MEMBERS ARE REAL DUD CASES.. SF IS THE REAL LEADER OF THIS COUNTRY NOT RAJA KUDDA,

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    If I’m in his place, I’ll ask for 12% . Living cost is so high

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    Basil is smart because hes not got the western education (brainwashing)which most of us has got! Instead hes street smart and knows how to get things done one way or other which definitely suits politics, worlds dirtiest career. If he bribed LTTE for not allowing for vote look what happened to them now! Now thats brains in my book!

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      To practice the “worlds dirtiest career” one needs slyness craftiness and cunning. Well brains, I am not sure. Anyway may be Basil has all these three attributes for politics.

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      Seeing a lot of new comments here. Not the usual CT crowd but the kind that follow derana.
      They must have been told to come here and spam the comment section for this article.

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        Humble,
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        am I not “usual CT crowd”. But an unusual number of comments is true; including one by you on the next page about “freemasons”.
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        I’d like to see comments that make sense!

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    I see most of the comments here blaming west and JVP everything. These idiots do not understand if the west did not built our railway lines up to baduula we still use bullock carts to transport. They welcome China most dangerous Human rights violators in the world (which is robbing our country in day time with Basil) If we did not have JVP these a wholes finished the country all ready.(I am not saying JVP Hundred presant right. This Mara family blame west for everything to make fool Sri Lankan People.(GOnata UNdawanawa).Our Sri Lankans Do not understand West interference in Sri Lanka only to protect Human Rights They do not understand what is China is doing to our country. Mara’s family know very well But they use China to protect them self in UN.

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