6 August, 2020

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WikiLeaks: MCC And Mahinda Rajapaksa Government Agree To Proceed With USD 590 Million MCC Compact

“Senior Millennium Challenge Corporation and Government of Sri Lanka officials agreed to proceed with development of a proposed USD 590 million MCC compact that would include projects on irrigation and agriculture, roads, and small and medium enterprise promotion,” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington.

Colombo Telegraph found the related leaked US diplomatic cable from the WikiLeaks database. The cable dated October 03, 2006 was written by then US Ambassador to Colombo Robert O. Blake.

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Blake wrote: “MCC officials explained that their due diligence process would continue for at least 12 months and that it would be at least 18 months before a compact, if one is concluded, entered into force. This time span was necessary for completion of international-standard environmental and social impact assessments related to Sri Lanka’s proposed construction of dams, and would also allow time for the two sides to identify policy approaches that would ensure the proposed projects delivered sufficient economic returns and would be adequately maintained over the long term.”

Senior Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) officials met with Sri Lankan lead MCC liaison Nivard Cabraal (the Governor of the Central Bank) September 27 to discuss critical elements of Sri Lanka’s proposed USD 450 million MCC compact. The MCC delegation was composed of Frances Reid, Managing Director for Eurasia; Margaret Kuhlow, Managing Director for Environment and Social Assessment; Franck Wiebe, Managing Director for Economic Analysis; and Darrius Nassiry, Country Director for Sri Lanka. Ambassador Blake and Econoff also attended the meeting.

“MCC delegation emphasized that the overarching goal of any investment it would make in Sri Lanka would be to ensure that the investment reduced poverty and delivered economic growth. Governor Cabraal affirmed that the Government of Sri Lanka (GSL) had the same desire and therefore was willing to work with MCC to satisfy its concerns. He recognized that there was no way to reduce the duration of the impact assessment process. He explained that radical policy changes would not be possible, but were not necessary in order to ensure strong economic benefits from the programs. Instead, existing laws allowed sufficient flexibility for new agricultural practices to be pursued. Finally, he assured MCC that operations and maintenance expenses for projects that produced high returns would definitely be covered in order to ensure that the returns endured,” Ambassador Blake wrote.

Placing a comment Blake said “Post welcomes the mutual decision to proceed with MCC compact development. The MCC team’s frank description of its minimum economic, environmental, and social requirements was important to ensure that Sri Lanka has a realistic understanding that seeking MCC funds for irrigation projects will lengthen MCC’s due diligence process into 2008. While the GSL would have liked to get started with MCC projects sooner, it now has decided to take a slower but more ambitious course. Post will continue to assist MCC in ensuring that the GSL understands that MCC remains in its due diligence phase and that MCC will only invest in Sri Lanka when it is convinced that the investment will deliver sufficient returns in terms of poverty reduction and economic growth.”

We publish below the cable in full:

1. (SBU) Summary: Senior Millennium Challenge Corporation and Government of Sri Lanka officials agreed to proceed with development of a proposed USD 590 million MCC compact that would include projects on irrigation and agriculture, roads, and small and medium enterprise promotion. MCC officials explained that their due diligence process would continue for at least 12 months and that it would be at least 18 months before a compact, if one is concluded, entered into force. This time span was necessary for completion of international-standard environmental and social impact assessments related to Sri Lanka’s proposed construction of dams, and would also allow time for the two sides to identify policy approaches that would ensure the proposed projects delivered sufficient economic returns and would be adequately maintained over the long term. End Summary.

2. (SBU) Senior Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) officials met with Sri Lankan lead MCC liaison Nivard Cabraal (the Governor of the Central Bank) September 27 to discuss critical elements of Sri Lanka’s proposed USD 450 million MCC compact. The MCC delegation was composed of Frances Reid, Managing Director for Eurasia; Margaret Kuhlow, Managing Director for Environment and Social Assessment; Franck Wiebe, Managing Director for Economic Analysis; and Darrius Nassiry, Country Director for Sri Lanka. Ambassador Blake and Econoff also attended the meeting.

3. (SBU) The MCC delegation informed Cabraal that MCC had identified three aspects of Sri Lanka’s proposed compact that would require accommodation from Sri Lanka in order to meet MCC’s due diligence requirements. First, the proposed dam-supplied irrigation projects would require international-standard environmental and social impact assessments that would take twelve months to conduct. These would have to be completed before a compact could be signed. Second, Sri Lanka would need to be willing to conduct a good-faith discussion with MCC on ways to improve the economic benefits of the proposed projects, especially in the irrigation and agriculture sectors. Finally, Sri Lanka would need to show clearly how it intended to adequately budget for long-term operations and maintenance expenses for the proposed roads and irrigation systems.

4. (SBU) MCC delegation emphasized that the overarching goal of any investment it would make in Sri Lanka would be to ensure that the investment reduced poverty and delivered economic growth. Governor Cabraal affirmed that the Government of Sri Lanka (GSL) had the same desire and therefore was willing to work with MCC to satisfy its concerns. He recognized that there was no way to reduce the duration of the impact assessment process. He explained that radical policy changes would not be possible, but were not necessary in order to ensure strong economic benefits from the programs. Instead, existing laws allowed sufficient flexibility for new agricultural practices to be pursued. Finally, he assured MCC that operations and maintenance expenses for projects that produced high returns would definitely be covered in order to ensure that the returns endured.

5. (SBU) With the two sides agreeing that they had mutual interest in identifying a workable way forward, they agreed to use the remainder of the MCC delegation’s visit to discuss implementation issues in greater detail. On September 28, MCC delegation met with Mission USAID staff to discuss USAID anti-corruption, infrastructure, community consultation, and local governance programs in Sri Lanka; with Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Plan Implementation and Central Environmental Authority to outline the required features for adequate environmental and social impact assessments; and with the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka, regarding the Small and Medium Enterprise component of the proposed compact.

6. (SBU) Comment: Post welcomes the mutual decision to proceed with MCC compact development. The MCC team’s frank description of its minimum economic, environmental, and social requirements was important to ensure that Sri Lanka has a realistic understanding that seeking MCC funds for irrigation projects will lengthen MCC’s due diligence process into 2008. While the GSL would have liked to get started with MCC projects sooner, it now has decided to take a slower but more ambitious course. Post will continue to assist MCC in ensuring that the GSL understands that MCC remains in its due diligence phase and that MCC will only invest in Sri Lanka when it is convinced that the investment will deliver sufficient returns in terms of poverty reduction and economic growth.

7. (U) MCC delegation cleared this cable.

COLOMBO 00001608 002 OF 002

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  • 43
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    Rajapkashes telling someting and doing totally different to that is clear to the people with some sanity, but majority slaves would not see it right.
    :’
    As of today what have they kept as promises ?
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    1) No pay hikes to the plantation tamils as promised on the PE campaign
    .
    2) No price reduction in essential food items as promised by condom supporter of Rajapakshes – Wimal Buruwans, botox baby, yet today. He is now hardly trying to hide his tail behind his rear legs.
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    3) NO fertilizer susidiary as promised in the PE election stage
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    4) What about the investigations promised for the victimized families of EASTER SUNDAY BOMB BLAST…. nothing is done – instead, no further information is gathered by former PRESIDENT Sirisena, instead letting him abuse the media
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    5) No investigations., of extradition of former CBgoverner Arjuna Mahendran
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    6) Mig PLANE purchase deal and the theft – the man because he is a cousin of RAJAKSHE family, brought back home, and nothing is clear about the INVESTIGATION yet… how come ?
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    7) Who are they, Rajapakshe fooling today ? VERY SAME STUPID PEOPLE got caught by their tricks in the Presidential Election or not ?

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      Alone to see the picture of AJITH KABRAL makes me allergic. This dog should equally be responsble for the the mess and collapse of Central Bank if Arjuna Mahendran would be attacked further because Rajapakshe as the minister of Finance is believed to claim 100 times more losses ot the bank during the period of 2008 – 2015.
      :
      Unfortunatley, the press misleading the nation is one sided since they just want to attack UNP only.
      :
      Who have been standing behind ALL THESE PROPAGANDA … nobody else paid men of Rajakashes bitch’s sons.

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        MCC has wasted the time of Sri Lankan govt and experts with its BULLSHIT Due diligence for 15 years!!!
        MCC violates the basic OECD DAC guidelines that Donors should not WASTE the Time of developing countries and Governments with limited resources.

        How did some fake UK based rating agency – 2020 Aid Transparency Index make MCC No 1 among bi-lateral foreign aid donors for Transparency.
        US and UK shell companies are now turning into rating agencies – just like Fitch and Moodies and Nomura fake rating agencies!
        ha, ha, ah

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          ” MCC has wasted the time of Sri Lankan govt and experts with its BULLSHIT Due diligence for 15 years!!! “
          Yep, be like China. Gave the loan in 2013 for labor and material China supplied; accumulated the interest in 2014; forced to declare bankruptcy in 2015; renegotiated the harbor loan in 2016; took over the harbor in 2017. Finished! No environmental studies or commercial viability studies. But the loan money went back to China already as labor and material cost. Could there be any worse act of Modayas’ than this?
          ha ha ha ha

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          “US and UK shell companies are now turning into rating agencies – just like Fitch and Moodies and Nomura fake rating agencies!

          By the way OECD is also same countries! Japan Australia, UK, EU, US, Canada….

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        leelagemalli- for them Kauna Amman is a saint and packaged and sold as such. that says it all

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          YEP!!!! he is a reformed person now. After all he defected from LTTE the worst terrorist group and assisted SL Govt to defeat it. So he is a better person than you, who keep singing hosannas to VP and his terrorists and calling them freedom fighters.

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            patric

            “YEP!!!! he is a reformed person now.”

            Is he?
            Has he accounted for the massacre of 600 Policemen in the East and massacres in mosques?
            Has he apologised for his part in the killings of innocent people and members of LTTE/other groups and armed forces?

            “After all he defected from LTTE the worst terrorist group and assisted SL Govt to defeat it.”

            We know and have evidence that LTTE very often indulged in terrorism so was Sri Lankan state.
            Can you let us have a copy of your comparative studies on terrorism to support your claim “LTTE the worst terrorist group”?

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          Rajash,

          you have to address the tamil community and let this be outreached to them: This Karuna amman makes every effort to manipulate Tamil masses for his own survival being close to Rajapakshe murderers.
          :
          Poor folks will be deceived again. They have well planned to manipulate the vulnerable mind set for their son s presidency in the future.
          :
          But those who know it well from South and north will not support Rajapakshe rascals.

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      LM -,
      You have hit the nail where it hurts most.?
      On the private parts { the deflated ding-dongs ] of mahindan and the rest of the cursed better to be culled imbecile better to be culled/dead crooked gangs.
      =
      To get these kinds of monies these buggers must be salivating waiting impatiently for the 5th August to roll by and even if they do not obtain the much greedily lusted after 2/3rd majority if they retain the power they will be celebrating Christmas which had arrived 4 full-moons early.
      =
      In my 67 years of life, I have never come across a gang of cheap crooks who climax/ejaculate to a heavy sexual arohara.?
      =
      They have even sold their womenfolk and their little kids to greedily pocket these monies.
      =
      LM – I will not pinpoint any further lapses as you have diligently highlighted most of their deliberately promised we will do’s said with glee just to win political power.?

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      What is the difference between MAHINDA RAJAPAKSHE (Beliaththa Rascal Leader) and KARUNA AMMAN (former LTTE rebell leader)?

      You will see, there are much more similarities than differences to these twomen.

      But poor gaping people, dont know the truths.

      Today former LTTE leaders make provovative public statements on how many they could kill at a night …. 2000 – 3000 of soldiers at a night etc… nevertheless, nothing seems to work on getting them arrested, since PINGUTHARAYAS go after tamil votes in order to get them elected.
      :
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW_RPdgpPE8

      This is very typical to Rajapakshe. He has no self-respect when it goes with abuse the power.
      :
      Today there are incidents where some buddhist monks are tied to trees and be beaten – nothing seem to work on them…. if this would hav ebeen the case during most liberal former govt, these very same men would have rabblerouse the nation creating new devisions.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZpT7G176KA

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      Really Leela?? These documents produced by the US say of discussions that took place regarding agreements, but no evidence of any details of implementations or any payments made. Can you troll through the wiki leaks and publish these missing information? Also provide any trace of payments made. Of the people who was at those discussions only Cabraals name appear from SL Govt. I did not see any mention of MR or any other Govt Minister present. Is this the way these meetings are conducted. If so it must have been Cabraal and MCC deal not by the SL Govt.

      May be a Kallathony like you who live abroad may agree to this but cannot see any reason why we should believe this.

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        Patric,
        .
        we dont need to argue that much just come to the pledges they made to the voters prior to Gota’s election

        Just tell us how many of the pledges have been fullfilled so far `-

        Is that true that not even a single pledge is fullfilled by current incumbent leaders.
        :
        Why have they failed to do the little of the 100-day program of the previous govt ?
        .
        Were they atleast successful with distribution of 5000-bucks to the poor or who are really in need ?

        Is that not that BROTHER duo rule is not even comparable to a far poor state in suffering tribal africa ?

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    The MCC has become a can of worms. The U.S Ambassador has already mentioned that it was Mr. MR who requested for it in 2005? I wonder what spin Nivard Cabraal will now use.

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      Bernard, If you believe what every American ambassador say, then best of luck to you.

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        Patric:
        Mahinda Rajapaksa is still alive and still in the government. Has he refuted the U.S. Ambassador’s statement?

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        Patric, what your value as a human being ( I mean as homo sapiens not as nianderthal/subhuman) ?

        Please let us know this since not many would consider you as a man with even a little brain …
        :

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        patric

        ????????
        And by implication do you want the people to believe what the clan, their cronies, state functionaries, ….. tell them?

        When any of these people seriously considered truth telling as a virtue?

    • 4
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      Bernard:
      MCC has been publishing Scorecards on Sri Lanka since 2004. Those can be located in the MCC website.
      So it seems that MCC has been on the table for SriLanka since the early 2000’s. The U.S. ambassador’s statement is consistent with that.

  • 15
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    Do the Rajapaksa supporters have the intelligence to see that the Rajapaksa’s tell them a different story about those Western nations, accuse them of interfering in our country, and being against them, yet so readily meet them with hat in hand to get their charity?
    If those Western nations were so evil, why should they keep dumping aid on us?

    The big question is, we react so outrageously when they question us, and ask for accountability, so why are we being so compliant when it comes to aid? Where is our national pride then? America is bad, but USAID is good? Does it mean we can take badly needed aid from these nations, but they can’t question us, or hold us accountable when it comes to human rights and corruption, and should just shut up?

    The Rajapaksa’s are so eager to make their supporters believe Wikileaks when it comes to the UNP, but are they willing to believe Wikileaks when it comes to them?
    Double standards.

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      It is because of the way some western nations treat SriLanka. West tend portray they are the panacea for all ills of developing nations. They have a doctrine they think works to suit their economies, and foreign affairs, so same should apply to other nations too. Very quick to take sides and attack relentlessly the other side. Most of it to please the lobbying by their supporters who are for times more than the (sinhala population).

      Furthermore they consider their right to control smaller nations to gain what they want. For them IMF belongs to them (do not onside it is an international fund).
      If the west stop interfering with other nations and help them genuinely there is no reason why any one should dislike them.

      Question about accountability. Can you show me an incident when the US and other western countries adhere to this? No!! That is because they believe it is their right to do what they do and the rest must follow. All those middle eastern wars in Iraq, Libya, Tunisia, and Afghanistan is their unreasonable intervention. This does not mean those countries were well managed but they have their own way of managing issues . What they want are help and support those nations without taking sides.

      We in Srilanka know how imperialists ruled our nation in the past.

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        If we do not like the way they operate, then we should keep our national pride, and not ask, nor take, the aid. If you think these nations gives something for nothing, then think again. Unfortunately, Sri Lanka has to pay the piper, and cannot call the shots. You stretch your hand out for charity, you have to dance to their tune. Why should they keep dumping their money on nations that otherwise blame them for all it’s ills? You cannot have it both ways. The Rajapaksa’s are known to accuse “western nations” for interfering when asking for accountability, yet as these documents says, they keep going around with a begging bowl, from those very nations.
        The strange thing is, much as they dislike the “evil” nation of America, Gota, and his family, have resided there, has citizenship there, and has worked and earned American dollars. It seems America supports GR and not Ranil, ( as the Rajapaksa supporters like say).

        America has done a lot of damage around the world, but we still conveniently ignore all that when we need their help, just like we do with China.

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      The same argument can be maid against you as well. When something favors you, you have no problem believing it. When the tides turn you people are acting like buffalos. Stop being paranoid.

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        Meril,
        this is unfortunately the way the society is made to believe by Rajapakshe rascals.

        1) Karuna Amman provoked the nation by confessing it publicly that over 2000-3000 of soldiers were shot by his lead as a terror leader those days, but nothing seem to work in terms of PATRIOTISM today, since Rajakashes have threaten them, it is his pvt property, if anyone would staind against his BLOODY FRIEND Karun, they would also be gunned down to the very same manner similar to those soldiers fated it. :::
        .#
        Nice ?
        .
        2) NOthing works against Rajakaspkshes for good reasons, because SRILANKEN press is TAMED by their stolen funds. Cricket world cup in 2011 was now made clear to have been sold out by RAJAPKSHE govt knowigly, Cricketers and their fans stay as if their penises would have been taken away by Rajapakshe family ?

        3) Today, unlike was the case under SIRISENA-RANIL … some buddhagama monks are tied to trees and beaten to death or high harm manner, media would talk much about because media is paid by Rajapakseh drug traffickers funds.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg3pYECrYIg

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZpT7G176KA

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      The same point can be maid against you as well. When it favors you, you have no problem believing it. When it is against you, you people are acting like headless chickens. Stop this double standard.

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    Madamulana Mafia is doomed!

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      GATAM,
      You may have to wait a long time to witness this. Because the tide is turning. Best of luck mate.

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      You can insult as much as you can, but people of this country know the truth. That’s why they have chosen the present government to lead this country. With people like Mr. Ajith Cabral we will restart the country from where yahapalana stopped it. We have the best professionals with us to help in this course.

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        You sound to be sister of Kabral wandibatataya of Rajapakshe family.
        ;
        Else, anyone with some sanity would agree with Rajaakshe rascal politics.
        :
        I am sorry, I have added one another comment above… that should not meet with your thinking::: YOU the kind of low lives would cry for your own gains.
        Rajaakshes looted CB TO THE CORE as no other did it. But SIRISENA-RANIL govt was caught by it. Time will prove you how devious bitch s sons have been.

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    NO ONE IS SEEKING CITICENZENSHIP FROM INDIA OR CHINA BUT UNITED STATES BOTH PARTIES ARE COMITTED TO BE PLACE TO ACCOMODATE THERE GOALS THEN PARTIES SHALL COOPERATE WITH EACH OTHER TO ACHIEVE THE PURPOSE OF THIS AGREEMENT TARGETTING POVERTY CONTROLL PROJECT

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    Rajapakse’s and their alibaba’s are very clever to cheat Sinhala Buddhists using the fake patriotism and anti western propaganda and anti Tamil propaganda. After this selection/election the proposed agreement with USA will go ahead without any problem. This family knows well that can easily convert this Sinhala Buddhists again and again by just shouting louder during election time anti western, anti minority slogans. Not a Single Sinhala Buddhist accept that Easter Bombing is an internal plot. If this family want to bring back Pirapaharan, they can do it. Can you all remember during the previous government two policemen were murdered by LTTE and the Police arrested the LTTE. But after Easter Bombing LTTE became ISIS Saharan. Our President who was in US came and told us, I know it was not LTTE.
    The fact is most Sinhala Buddhists in Srilanka love this game.

  • 14
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    CT

    Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa has been on and on about MCC as if to claim centre place among the smart ass racist patriots.

    somass, Eagle Brain Dead Blind Eye, and ….. all other patriotic racists have promised to save the island from Western Imperialism and Hindian hegemony.

    The other day the brave patriot Milinda Moragoda single handedly demanded the island is liberated from Hindian enforced Provincial Council system.

    While these patriots are at “it” as usual Mahinda is begging lenders grace period on rescheduling loan repayment, ….. Gota is begging for loan forgiveness and rescheduling repayment, perhaps more cash flow.

    In the meantime smart ass patriotic single handed generals are still fighting LTTE in the North East and illegal immigrants from unspecified countries. Shavendra wants to strengthen military presence in the North.

    While these generals and patriotic racists are shadow-boxing MR and GR have already made up their minds to sell this island.

    We see too many Saffron fatwas, Olive fatwas, Khaki fatwas, Gota fatwas, Aryan Amude fatwas, Talking head fatwas, …… and we hear too many advice from all corners, all at free of charge.

    People need space from all the above and other crooks.

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      NV
      I have nothing to do with this.
      I am on a mission to convince the Sinhalese to grant the Tamils (all Tamil speaking people scattered across the island irrespective of their religion, caste or the date of arrival) a separate Homeland if they so desire,
      WHILE
      trying to convince the Tamils to go for the the other option to retain the right to live anywhere, in their own interest.

      Soma

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    Why you brought in what happened to MCC in 2006-2008?.

    It is 2006 cable !

    We are now in 2020.

    What is the relevance?

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      History is repeating!

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    Most Sri Lankans are unable to decipher English terms that are commonly used in basic economics. They are also unable to understand contractual language written in English. Translations of these compacts are virtually impossible in terms of the spirit in which they are developed. One has to have a good understanding of how the Americans use terms that mean far more sinister outcomes for the poor countries that they “give” these monies to. Notwithstanding cultural and contextual complexities that the ordinary largely Sinhala people fail to grasp, a curious observer must question what the Americans seek in these compacts. They have not been articulated. Surely they cannot just want “poverty alleviation” of a poor third world nation run by an exploitative cartel of self-seeking politicians ?

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      Lasantha Pethiyagoda

      “Most Sri Lankans are unable to decipher English terms that are commonly used in basic economics. They are also unable to understand contractual language written in English.”

      Is that why the final report of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Agreement review committee was published in Sinhala only?
      Well now you know how 1956 still works very well for the people of this island.

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        It was published in Sinhala only to keep away from Tamil racist donkeys on CT.

        Soma

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          somass

          “It was published in Sinhala only to keep away from Tamil racist donkeys on CT.”

          If so, what right has Gota have over Tamil speaking people’s habitats, how dare he could justify his intentions to sell the lands ?

          You once again have confirmed your embedded racism and contempt for and violation of constitutional provisions. Being Sinhala/Buddhist fascist you live by Mahawamsa and “Jathika Racist Chinthanaya” of most unhappy person of this island Gunadasa Amarasekara.

          Don’t you think you lot have to grow up for the sake of future generations?

          Seriously what are you trying to do to the island with your “Jathika Racist Chinthanaya” ?
          Watch this link and let me know when Gota’s son (NASA Expert) and Mahinda’s son ( only space scientist) will be able to construct just one toy like this in the link? By the way this was constructed in mid 1980, about 35 years ago? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sggQqdvqHs

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        Native (Fake) Vedda,
        What is wrong with publishing in Sinhala which is the language of 75% of the population?
        Sinhala politicians should have laid down the following conditions before granting citizenship to ‘Paradesis’.
        • Be able to read, write, and speak basic Sinhala
        • Have a basic understanding of the history of Sinhale and Government; and
        Those who fulfil the requirements take the ‘OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO SINHALE’

        “Is that why the final report of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Agreement review committee was published in Sinhala only?”

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          Eagle Brain Dead Blind Eye

          “What is wrong with publishing in Sinhala which is the language of 75% of the population?”

          Aren’t you preventing intelligent people and experts reviewing/scrutinising the work of stupid people?

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            Native (Fake) Vedda,
            There are plenty of intelligent people and experts among Sinhalayo who are capable of reviewing/scrutinizing if necessary. So no need to waste Sinhala tax payers’ money to translate to the languages of ‘Paradesis’.

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              Eagle Brain Dead Blind Eye

              “There are plenty of intelligent people and experts among Sinhalayo who are capable of reviewing/scrutinizing if necessary. “

              There might have been intelligent people and experts among Sinhala speaking people, they are either left the country of dead and gone.
              There is a few intelligent people still living in this island however those well connected crooked/stupid/dumbasses have elbowed them and taken over their places, only by carrying politician’s b***s, or by being hardline super racist.

              I am sure you are one of the b***s carrying racist dumbass who must be doing well for yourself while a deserving qualified Sinhalese is either looking for a job or looking for opportunity to quit this island permanently.

              Pathetic dimwits are elected as representatives, appointed being ministers, lazy bumbasses are selected and promoted to top jobs simply because they are connected or speaks Sinhala only. What exactly do you produce that the rest of the world is crowding out to buy?

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                Eagle Brain Dead Blind Eye

                “So no need to waste Sinhala tax payers’ money to translate to the languages of ‘Paradesis’.”

                Is there any other statement that is stupider than the above?
                Paradeshis have been actively involved in the construction of infrastructures as well as the economy, simply because the lazy bumps can’t or won’t work.

                The roads, railways, harbours, airports, power stations, skyscrapers, conference centres, housing, bridges, irrigation projects, …….. and other infrastructures have been built by Chinese, Indians, Koreans, Japanese, Malaysians …. Iranians, ….

                You have chased out 2 millions workers to Middle East.

                Total number of armed forces 440,000, about 60, 000 members in Saffron Brigade, about 550,000 registered three wheeled vehicles, …. number of functionaries including administrative service …… Tell us what the hell have they been doing other than pushing pen, proud of being faceless little person behind the desk, ……………..

                I suggest you look at yourself first and then look at these A…holes and find out how far these donkeys taken this country to and raised its profile.

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      Naturally, when donor is so INSISTENT on donating, twisting the hands of the recipient to accept, resorts to all kinds of diplomatic subterfuge including bribing the politicians the recipient is understandably perplexed.
      A DONATION must come with the tag ‘take it or leave it’.

      Soma

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    If Mahinda Rajapakse can give money to LTTE and come to an agreement to block Tamils from voting in the Presidential election where he became the President, whats wrong in Yahapalana Govt signing an agreement with USA with protective clauses and get money from USA to develop Sri Lanka? Even the committee report of MCC by the so called group appointed by Gota is now questionable as they claim SL got US 10 million and the money could not be found. The truth is no money was ever received and US Govt has confirmed that no money was paid. This MCC report should be rolled up and ……..

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      Buddhist do not show your shallowness. There is nothing to question about the report. Read it or get someone to read it so you may understand the report. Even Your Yahapalana buddies now agree they started it but did not go ahead due to people pressure. Had it not been for the October 2019 incident when the Yahapalana Govt was thrown out for 52 days, RW was ready and waiting to sign it without even presenting to the parliament.

      Even If the first instance was true, can anyone with some common sense compare that to the MCC compact that is going to be a sell out of our country? May be you will because though you call yourself Buddhist, you are another Tamillion( borrowed name to hide your true identity.

      We know what people like you want from SL. You want to divide it. You tried it by resorting to a bloody war. Then this. With the help of devious foreign intervention to grab lands by creating deeds to hand over to the people who live on those lands with the option open to anyone to offer a pittance to those desperate people and grab them. Who will be in the front of the queue is a guess.

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        Patric,

        Displaying your ignorant slave mentality and calling me Tamillion shows how blind you are. Should no Buddhist stand for the truth. If some one speaks for the minority should they not be a Buddhist? The fact stands – No Tamil or English MCC report Translation was published . Report is wrong on $10 million transfer. No one denied that MCC or the precursor to MCC were not signed earlier. It was signed by Mahinda-Gota team in the past and similarly Ranil-Maithree team also signed. No dispute about it and no one said it did not happen. But the truth still remains standing that Mahinda gave money to LTTE Prabaharan to stop Tamils from voting thereby illegally Mahinda became the President. There are enough evidence and even those who were involved in the transfer of funds came out in public and declared it. This may also be the reason why Prabaharan, his wife and young children were killed as they would have come out with the truth. I hate LTTE, but I stand for equal rights including publishing reports in all three languages as per the Constitution. If those who appointed to inquire about MCC does not know English then the Sinhala report should have been translated before publishing. This country is not only for Sinhalese its for Sri Lankans.

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          Mr. Buddhist No.1

          “But the truth still remains standing that Mahinda gave money to LTTE Prabaharan to stop Tamils from voting thereby illegally Mahinda became the President”
          How are you going to prove that Mahinda would have got less votes if all the Tamils voted? He probably would have got more votes.
          As you say I too hate LTTE but to say Prabakaran would sell their ‘national struggle’ for money is a bit too much.

          Soma

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            somass

            So you are proud the election was being rigged by your son god.
            This is one of you son gods diplomatic triumphs.
            Did you find out where did the clan receive such large amount?
            Have you ever pondered about the implication of money laundering?
            What did the donors receive in return for their donation?
            What did your son god personally benefit from this one off transaction with terrorists?

            “As you say I too hate LTTE but to say Prabakaran would sell their ‘national struggle’ for money is a bit too much.”

            It is not just Prabaharan almost all leaders irrespective of their race(?), religion, region, political affiliation, gender, …… date of arrival of their ancestors, ….. would sell their ‘national struggle’ for money is a bit too much.”

            Take extra care especially when your body and mind are polluted and infected by racist (100 years old) Anagarika virus.

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              somass

              Correction
              It is not just Prabaharan almost all leaders irrespective of their race(?), religion, region, political affiliation, gender, …… date of arrival of their ancestors, ….. would be ready to sell their ‘national struggle’ (whatever that is) for money/status/out of stupidity and bigotry/power/greed/…… is normal.”

              By the way have you made up your mind regarding Hindo/China war?
              Remember the weeping widow supported Pakistan during Indra/Pakistan war.
              I believe SJ is right behind China.

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            Soma, this comment of yours truly shows how ignorant you are re: Sri Lankan politics.

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          Dear Buddhist01,
          .
          Not just patric any low lives would easily get caught by the tricks being applied on their through MEDIA mafia.

          The same PATRIC et al would not seem to total ignore – the provocative statement made by Karuna amman on his numbers to have killed at a night. If any other country that respect law and order heard the kind of provocative staments, the bugger would have already been arrested, But brother duo though enjoy botox injections, seem to do nothing as pledged in the election campaigns.
          :
          Just imagine, buddhists monks are abused when it comes to score lot more voters, but when buddhists monks are attacked, the govt does not react going by the law and order. A monk is reported to be tied to a tree and beaten in Horowpathana Anuradhapura yesterday.
          No srilanken media inform this to the nation. That is how RAJAKASHE politics work.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZpT7G176KA
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZpT7G176KA
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZpT7G176KA

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        Patric:
        The MCC was to be agreed and signed by the parties prior to parliamentary approval. Cabinet approval was sought as a prerequisite to signing the MCC. The signed agreement would be null and void without a parliamentary majority vote. This was explained by both the government of Sri Lanka as well as the representative of the U.S.A.
        ——————
        Only a finalized/confirmed/signed document is put to vote in the parliament; that’s Sri Lanka’s parliamentary process. Based on the parliament’s feedback, the government can go back to renegotiating and amending the agreement.

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      It is customary for certain business ventures to outsource part of their business activities to outsiders so that they can release themselves from the unnecessary burden and relax. Similarly, Srilankan government also is trying to outsource part of its governance to other sources like China, India, and America. What is wrong? Srilankan government is also a business venture and the main shareholders are Rajapakse Brothers with a few minority shareholders like Ranil and Co. who gets more than adequate dividends periodically.
      It appears that Srilanka commenced its negotiation with USA from 2006 and therefore it is imperative to take into consideration the additional charges which may arise in 2020, not losing sight of Corona expenses, etc.
      It is prudent for the government to call for an additional sum before concluding the agreement.

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      Buddhist1,
      This dumbo cannot figure out the difference between the two actions.
      Mahinda Rajapakshe threw a bait to Piripakaran and he swallowed it. What is the outcome? End of Piripakaran and Tamil terrorism that plagued this country for three decades.
      In case of MCC, Ranil and the ‘Royal Gang’ swallowed the bait thrown by Uncle Sam and signed two agreements. If they managed to sign the third one, that could have been the end of sovereignty of Sri Lanka.

      If Mahinda Rajapakse can give money to LTTE and come to an agreement to block Tamils from voting in the Presidential election where he became the President, whats wrong in Yahapalana Govt signing an agreement with USA with protective clauses and get money from USA to develop Sri Lanka?

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    The repayment of the loan is the most important factor. What is the interest rate ? When does GOSL have to pay it back ? How many jobs will be created? Who has jurisdiction ? THESE are critical. Read the confessions of an economic hitman written by an American who dealt with south American, south east Asian and African governments for international finance. They know people of color are idiot’s. This is nothing but the entry of the American empire through the back door. SL don’t have expert’s in international maritime law and other areas. Certainly not from ivy league colleges. These contracts are complex and American law is different to the British legal jargon understood at a very basic level by third world Sri Lanka. Cabral is account educated in Lanka. This like telling a carpenter to catch fish.

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    I would Trust the Rajapakshas to do what is right for the country.

    I would not trust any others at all

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      What else can we expect from you a14455 / June 30, 2020 . You the kind of ultra dimwits rushed to Kelaniya temple to worship FAKE relics shortly before last PE. Remember ?
      No matter even a reptile can carry a PITHTHALA pahana filled with relics, but your kind of mentality would never grasp it. Winners always will be RAJAPLASHE rascals .. that target to suck the last blood drop of the people for their political survival.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZpT7G176KA
      The days that some portions of this society, would treat MARA to the same manner this monk faced it not that far… I have no doubt, Rajaakshe will have to face it. No doubt about that.

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    It is like a game of Cricket between MCC and Sri Lanka. It all depends on what percentage commission the top VIP’s get

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      Kuviyam,
      ,
      Incumbent president is more amerian than srilanken.
      :
      His rest of family are american citizens.

      But grass eaters dominated srilanka would not care much if MaRa would say, ” dont get caught by international and domestic conspiracies against their rise”.

      It is like PEOPLE brain cells are totally targeted and taken away for their political survival.

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    MCC does exactly the same thing as USAID and utilizes information from Freedom House (a purported CIA front group): The MCC was intended to make up for USAID’s apparent gap in political and economic “morality.” The MCC was portrayed as America’s conscience and will to enact a new world order and not just talk about it. The MCC conditioned all its aid on recipients’ nature and intentions in terms of democracy and free markets. The MCC would use data from Freedom House, the World Bank, and other outside institutions. Never before has a U.S. bureaucracy outsourced its primary judgment and decision-making authority to external organizations. The creation of the MCC also reflected a sizeable distaste for past U.S. policies and their apparent amorality.

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    Cabraal is the Governor who turned around the Sri Lankan economy. All businesses did well during that time because he controlled the interest rates and Rupee very well. He is the only one who can take the Sri Lankan economy forward.

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      Rohan Fernando

      Could we have evidence to support your claim.

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    There have been lots of organised criticism against Mr. Cabraal lately. But the track record speak for Mr. Cabraal legacy. There have never been a more successful central governor in this country.

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      People in Sri Lanka are unable to differentiate truth and lies. They go behind so many waves. We are unlucky. But this time yahapalanaya won’t be able to fool people anymore.

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      Mahesh Pereira

      When did Cabraal change his name to Mahesh Pereira?

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    The UNP and JVP know that Cabraal can turn the economy around through any crisis. He instils confidence when he speaks and investors also look upto him. That is why JVP and UNP employ fake accounts to damage his name.

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      Suven Gamage

      When did Cabraal change his name to Suven Gamage?

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    A sudden string of cabraal backers!. Interesting to see what trolling is all about…

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      Bernard,

      People are made eternal fools

      I have no idea, when MaRa opens his mouths, utters all blatant lies, But people just gape at him. People are to be blamed if they vote for rascals again.
      :
      See almost nothing is achieved so far for the benefit of the nation. COVID crisis could well be managed and made the country a model state since it is an island. However, they just ignored it from the begining on.
      Now with lacks of people stranded in Middle east, not making any genuine efforts them to get back home, what have the govt been doing today ?

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