26 May, 2019

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Writers For Rajapaksa

By Shyamon Jayasinghe –

Shyamon Jayasinghe

This is most interesting! Whenever a hole seems to appear in the armour of this government that replaced Rajapaksa, writers sympathetic to the Mahinda Rajapaksa camp jump up like jack in the box! Out of their hibernating slumber, they prowl again. Mr Sarath De Alwis’s latest in Colombo Telegraph, under the rubric, “Preaching Good Governance From A Penthouse,” is just such a comical drama piece. The fantasising is reminiscent of Disney Land. We used to have Dr Dayan Jayatilleka, our political analyst, before but for some reason that writer is hushed. Who can conjecture on that?

Highly enthused over the Ravi Karunanayake wreck, Sarath De Alwis starts off with little pretence when he says, “we made a terrible mistake on 8th January 2015.” The writer hasn’t a mask this time. But he went too far and received a wonderful comment from respected commentator, Emil van der Poorten. Here’s what Emil has to say:

You have not answered my basic question: what did you write in criticism of Mahinda Rajapaksa WHEN HE WAS IN POWER, proving that neither he nor his acolytes resorted to violence, inclusive of white vans, in rebuttal. As someone who wrote a regular column in the Sunday Leader from the time that Frederica Jansz took over as editor and till very shortly after she had to run for her life, I would be most obliged if you could give me the links to the pieces you wrote for the Sunday Leader or any other publication (now that you do have a computer) in criticism of Mahinda Rajapaksa while he was in power.

You say, ‘My statement that the Idea of MR as PM under a Sirisena Presidency was only a desperate howl to stress my despondency over the betrayal by this lot.’ Talk about armchair rubbishy pontification, if not downright hypocrisy!

As for being ‘disappointed’ in you, I am always disappointed in any human being that displays self-interest at the expense of a semblance of ethics, morality and principle. Why? Because, as perhaps the eternal optimist, I will always believe people to be honest, ethical moral etc., until and unless they prove me wrong.

I think Emil lost patience when Sarath De Alwis poured forth out of his exultant heart the preposterous  suggestion  that a return of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister to work with Maitripala Sirisena as President would be the best option. I thought to myself this is going too far along the logic line from Ravi Karunanayake’s isolated moral howler. The line of reasoning did not lead to such a conclusion. Rather, the gap was filled by the writer.

Besides, we have the commonsense to imagine what Mahinda would do if ensconced as PM in the manner Sarath suggests. He would gather his cronies and crooks in Parliament, like the man called Prasanna Ranatunga who the other day sat in the President’s chair in Parliament during yet another unruly JO fracas. Mahinda has enough money to tempt the doubters and fence-sitters. They will all come together and oust poor old Maitri by a 20th Amendment to our already hacked constitution. Maitri always had fears that he would be sent six feet under the ground if Mahinda wears his power boot again. This time, it won’t be just Maitri but Ranil and the whole lot. Mohan Pieris would be back in the CJ seat to render unto the King what the latter wants!

Sarath De Alwis, like all Rajapaksa band wagoners, assume that his audience are fools who cannot conceive this realisation.

Caught in his own flawed zeal, Sarath now says he uttered that judgment only in desperation! He has dug a bigger hole and fallen into that! I have witnessed better honesty in Dayan Jayatilleka who  simply sticks to his gun and never prevaricates and swallows his own judgments.

This isn’t the first time. The last occasion I remember was when Sarath De Alwis had attended the Joint Opposition Galle Face May Day rally that filled the breezy green. “Mahinda’s return cannot be averted,” Sarath stated then. Like Dayan Jayatilleka at Nugegoda, Sarath was so impressed by the crowd that also kept chanting to Gammanpila’s oratorical lie: “Our true patriot, Wimal Weerawansa is in jail! Why? Because he fights for his country!”  That was a patriotism that gave away houses built of poor peoples’ taxes to his kith and kin. It was a patriotism that allocated to his cronies government vehicles for their pleasure pursuits  and spent millions in fuel out of Treasury money. Sarath seems to aver that shame is a defining quality of the current government and not with the Rajapaksa regime.

Well, that was the government of Mahinda Rajapaksa under whose watch high profile murders took place and state terror had been unleashed. Lasantha Wickrematunge, fearless Sunday Leader editor, had been brutally murdered after that newspaper came out with alleged fraudulent deals over the MiG purchase of Gotabaya. Prageeth Ekneligoda was sent missing. Keith Noyahr was assaulted. Many other journalists, went missing. Some like our man Uvindu Kurukulasuriya had to leave the island! The man who commandeered our war to victory on the real battlefield-General Sarath Fonseka, was dragged away like a dog and thrown to prison where he had to put on jumpers and eat out of a tinplate. The list of Rajapaksa misdeeds will need a whole book to describe. The yahapalanaya government has not yet come anywhere an inch to such a list of crimes. Can you not see that Sarath de Alwis? Things like what Ravi has done were done by every Minister under the Rajapaksa government. Ravi, really belongs to the Rajapaksa mind set.

I must emphasise that I am not making a plea for the present government. I am merely countering an expressed hypocrisy about the last government.

I write for the yahapalanaya movement and not for the yahapalanaya government. The movement is supreme; no government can be. A government is only seen by me as a device for implementing the philosophy of yahapalanaya. If that device fails, then we must move ahead and find a better one. The goal yahapalanaya is to ensure the installing of systems and practices that will place nobody above the law, make politicians fully accountable, and the country, consequently, prosperous.

Even Pakistan seems to be getting ahead of us. See how Nawaz Shariff is caught by court for fraud! Nawaz is typical of what political blokes try to do employing the power they derive from the people. This is why we must insist on systems in place. It is systems thinking and not personality orientation that we need. Under poor systems even the good may be tempted. One argues for persons only because one is stupid or one has to benefit from the persons concerned.

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

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    I venture to suggest that the difference between Sarath de Alwis and his critics Shyamon J and Emil van der Poorten may reside in Sarath’s background, social and educational. From a well known family in Matale, the political prominence of whose members goes back to 1956 at the least, his uncle was the legendary educationist EH de Alwis and his cousin is a professor of astrophysics in Trieste. Sarath himself was educated at the Uni of Heidelberg, one of the oldest European universities. No wonder he thinks and writes differently from these hardcore dregs of the rightwing UNP. No wonder also that the PM’s first cousin, Oxford educated Rajiva W. called the PM ” a slimy crook” when interviewed on TV on the bond scam.

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      DJ,
      “You fawning, grovelling, brown-nosing, ass-kissing, self-abasing, bowing, scraping sycophantic lickspittle.”
      Cheers!

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        Benie,

        DJ himself talks about background one may be coming from, but he cant see him in a mirror today… he is smeared as no other not being able to face any good educated folks.
        Nugegoda wedikawa saga proved to the world, for what the bugger DJ has been capable of.
        His cobra behaviours is not about nation or country but to take revenge on RW, CBK or any others that block him getting posted. MAMA THAMAYI MINIHA.. but almost many know the man s is no second to that of that balligeputha Weerawanse. The days ballige putha weerawanse be hung by his balls, the days this nation would start thinking by their own.

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        DJ,
        O’ that family background man… So important to become a respectable intellectual. How come it is not shown on you. How come you never came even close one inch to your father. One wonders. How low you can go to kiss jarapakshas?

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      Dayan,

      “Sarath de Alwis and his critics Shyamon J and Emil van der Poorten may reside in Sarath’s background, social and educational.”

      Precisely, if a man is from the right family and education he cannot make a mistake. Cannot utter a untruth. Cannot be irrationally partial. ……… All the plebs should listen to the wisdom that sprout from their brains that the plebs are incapable of ever comprehending …………

      Just cut the crap buddy, if you have an ounce of upbringing will you come out here and say for all of us to hear that the man you want to be the president of SL, Gota, is not a serial-killer? I know you wouldn’t dare take up the challenge and will just run away. That’s how much your education and your upbringing is worth.

      I don’t know your father (before my time) and this is not an affront to the old gent but since you keep bringing up education and upbringing, let me tell you a true story. I know a medical specialist, who took the daughter of the watcher of her family’s coconut estate to Canada as a maid. Her son who was born in SL and later emigrated to Canada as a child is now being trained as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon. These are people who didn’t have a proper house let alone a toilet a generation ago and in one fell swoop has surpassed your family and your education! Your education and background now amounts to nothing. Others have surpassed you. Please get it into you head.

      And if you think that others fell down from the sky, let me one day tell you about my father’s family – I don’t want any reflected glory, that’s their thang; I blaze my own trail. Which has made me believe that the Tamils were not favoured, because they held some of the highest posts that no Tamil ever held. They were totally apolitical but only suitably qualified. So, before you start gloating about your family and education please think again! It’s just a friendly reminder for you not to make a fool of yourself. Some plebs out here might have a broad grin reading your daily self-glorifying thingies. ………..
      Your daily brags about your social status is no different to ……………… A lady is no lady, if she has to say so herself! :))

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        hey buddy, thats what I call a bellyful.
        ANS Kulasinghe (authority prestressed concrete New York) was a very poor lad in his very own words (the church had to provide the brilliant lad food clothing and shelter and he was taken to N.Y.) as he narrated in 1968 . He was taken for sucker by jrj.
        you created the appointment with that great show well done.

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        DJ has received what is called a well deserved public caning here from Nimal Fernando. There is no need to add to DJ’s misery.

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      But very same example I think we can apply for you too, Mr DJ. Not education or background but vicious and rotten mind works to the malacy of the country.
      Nobody else s yours can be the best example to prove this… let s challenge WORLD UNIVERSITIY EDUCATED PROFESSIONALS TO BRING A BALANCED ANALYSIS

      You happened to earn your Doctorate, even if the basic degree you obtained were from SRILANKEN universities, I think you have not done much to the country. Instead you have been a pain to the nation all over the past few months.
      Alone your cry being shamelessly joined to the group filled with ONLY thugs and crooks or various vicious nature, you ve been on a revengeful agenda just becasue you can stomach RW and his rise.
      Believe or not you have been the most abusive man in lanken political Kendahaeliya… yours are not even worth to read.. not far from that school drop- former street thug, Wimal Buruwasnse.
      Please see it right LET alone today can help the MASSES in this country.
      God bless srilanaka.
      Heidelberg, Germany

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      Only reason why you DJ like MR to be PM under Mr Sirisena
      is just because that would be the only way out you to come out of your den – where you kept for the last few years.
      Your estranged wife and you yourself would want to tour on the costs of state again. as had been the case in the recent past.
      You have no other options than helping and licking the balls of Rajapakshes further.
      I SIMPLY BELIEVE; RAJAPAKSHE BELONG TO JAILS not to lead us again.
      They have done enough to this nation – more to negativity.

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        What Mahinda Rajapakse wants is just to be in the parliament and nothing else about doing something. FOr example, right now he os not attending parliament except sabotaging. So, you can expect if he becomes the prime minister. He will start again his routine and what he is used to do. The fault of writers is they always propsoe all discardrd goods again to the post. Those who recommended MY3 as the top, now are scolding buddhist monks talk about politics. Yet, they were at one time talking about a common canditate monk. Rajapakse won’t go to Jail because Ranil likes Criminaks around him and he reward them wuth what ever he can.

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      Thero’s popularity is he lives in Wimal’s bungalow back yard.

      I don’t know if those bungalows were owned by De Alwises in their earlier generation like Wimal became the owner in this generation, but sold in this generation to Wimal.

      The difference between Thero and Winal is, Thero’s script was written by Castro, but Son Prince writes for Wimal.

      Be, enlightened, it is not the proudness of Lankawe that one scratches other ones’, but one washes ones’. Thero is too smart in that of washing to Old Royals’ amazed by the looted properties and stolen law degrees and PhD.

      In reality if he get into cess pool the pig will become dirty.

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      So you are the so called utmost up brought guy from the uptown with best family and educational background who cannot understand the difference between a hard core killer family and a somewhat decent family.

      I am referring here to your utter foolish policy of supporting the most ruthless, cold blooded murder family to lead our Nation, not to mention the colossal plundering of wealth and stashing away in overseas bank accounts.

      That sums up your family background and your credentials. You are not even worth responding, but unfortunately CT decides to give your crappy comments prominence, so the need to respond. I consider it an utter waste of time.

      Please go away and put up in Medamulana, till the family is hauled up in court and incarcerated for all the murders and crimes committed. You may join them there too, if you so desire. Suba Anagathayak..

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      Shyamon Jayasinghe , —————————————————————————-
      RE: Writers For Rajapaksa ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
      If you titled it Shills for Rajapaksa, it would have had the same meaning and impact, but agree that not all shills are writers like Dr. Dayan Jayatillaka, the batters ( Batsman) for Rajapaksa, aka MaRa MarR ChaTu MaRa AmaNa Mara Hora MaRa DhushaNa MaRa. ——— So, Mr Sarath De Alwis is the replacement batter after Dr. Dayan Jayatillaka, had been bowled out. When Mr Sarath De Alwis is bowled out, he too will be replaced by a new Shill/Writer, and compensated using the stolen billions by MaRa and cronies. ————————————————————————————– Déjà vu ..already seen

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      Dr. Dayan Jayathilake saying one particular University producing only the exceptional quality product is just “Old boys club” promoting they themselves and sterotyping. If you are correct, products from Harvard, Yale, Stanford etc., should be at the top of the world every where. Well, they may be in their territoy not every where.

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      So what Dayan?

      What is the relevance of the family tree and the university to what he says?

      Rajiwa W called Mahinda a top crook in 2014.

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      Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka,
      P”No wonder also that the PM’s first cousin, Oxford educated Rajiva W. called the PM ” a slimy crook” when interviewed on TV on the bond scam.”
      Politics is as it is a crooks game. Right and wrong are relative terms. when your pop ancestors had no trouser Emil van der Poorten family wrote better than all of you put together and what’s more they made the island picturesque and prosperous. While at Leuven I learnt about them from late Jan Koppert the cucumber farmer Den Haag whose family business is the 1/2 GDP of Sri lanka toady. they are the world leaders and you are still batting away to glory. Don’t feel ashamed but Emil is speaking from his heart not the twisted version of politics or newsrooms edits.
      cheers old boy- have you spent time at flanders leuven and heard of Ananda Kentish?

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      This indeed a very revealing comment by DJ: We must take the comments of De Alwis seriously because he comes from a:”respectable”
      and he studied at Heidelberg.And his cousin is a professor at Trieste.Wijesinghe was educated at Oxford and therefore we must take his comments seriously too.
      Now where does leave Jayatilleke? He was , I believe, educated entirely in Sri Lanka where the standards apparently are not as high as Oxford and Heidelberg and therefore we should not take him seriously at all!
      Believe me, DJ, few people do and not merely because your degrees are not from Heidelberg or Oxford!

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    Yes the current UNP-SLFP gang is corrupt and what is wrong is wrong and action MUST BE TAKEN, but the current govt despite all its faults are angels compared to the previous regime. Sinhalese have already forgotten how the MR regime dealt with people protesting for CLEAN WATER at Weliveriya – Rathupaswala! It seems the FCID has located 272 billion rupees in a Dubai account(s) linked to a Rajapaksha off-spring. Hell the Rajapaksha ally China bluntly said that Sri Lanka along with Angola and another country were the 3-most corrupt back 2013! YES! THIS WAS FROM AN OFFICIAL CHINESE MAINLAND NEWS PAPER. But like Prabhakaran said “Memory span of the Sinhalese is just 2-weeks”.

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      “It seems the FCID has located 272 billion rupees in a Dubai account(s) linked to a Rajapaksha off-spring. “

      Fantastic!

      Mahendran spotted a lot more than misappropriated by Ajith Nivard in Central Bank. So the “two Weeks” memory people did not just forget Ajith Nivard, but even Mahendran too.

      Hallelujah!

      Still feel happy, though you cannot expect the whole thing for your pocket, you will be able to manage to get at least 2 Billion out of the 272 Billion.

      Sad fact is you are people who are corrupting the UNP!

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        Mallaiyuran, don’t get your hopes too high though. Even though LKR 272 billion equates to roughly USD 1.75 billion, chances of actually recovering that money is unfortunately quite low. The best that can be done in the short-term is to freeze those accounts. Then at least the account holder(s) won’t be able to access those funds. But actually recovering those funds even if possible will take a very long time. Unless the current GoSL comes to an agreement with the Dubai/UAE government(s) those banks will do their very best to hold on to that money. Banks are notorious for this. Even now Swiss banks probably hold lot of looted Nazi wealth. There is a saying that “Bankers and their banks are far more dangerous than standing armies”. Estimated wealth looted by the previous regime ranges from USD 5 to 18 BILLION! Remember those are in US dollars not Lankan rupees. The reason the Chinese companies use poor quality equipment/material and harsh terms of agreements (for example norochcholai power plant ) when building stuff in SL is because of the absolutely outrages commissions demanded by the Rajapaksha family. Not just commissions, there are rumors that they even demanded shares of some companies. This shows how despicable the Rajapakshas were.

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      But like Prabhakaran said “Memory span of the Sinhalese is just 2-weeks”. It is therefore necessary to repeat even today what the Rajapakses were up to:
      The Rajapakse and extended family`s corrupt activity during the 9 year rule is legendary. a) Issue of 1000 diplomatic Passports during 9 yrs. b) D.A.Rajapakse Museum construction Rs. 110 Mil. under Def. Secy. Signature., c) Purchase of Gowers Pvt. Ltd. by a Parliamentarian in the Family d) Commonwealth Games Trip of 140 persons & exp. of Rs. 358 mil. e) Rs. 12,500 mil. found dumped in Temple Trees during Dec.2014/Jan.2015 f) Prof. S.Wijeyasooriyas allegation re the sale & distribution of 40 Kg. Gold, also Siriliya A/c. g) An ex-CJ admitting corrupt (?) verdict on “Helping Hambantota” Case! h) An MR Co-ordinating Secy. holding multiple jobs arrested with 10 Gold Biscuits,(1106 gm) by FCID i) CICT paid Rs.19.41 mil. to Pushpa Rajapakse Foundation on 21-5-12 re South Terminal Contract . j) Min. Rambukwella`s Rs. 20 Mil. Ex Presidents Fund plus Insurance.. k) Rs.372 Mil. Fraud by Diplomat U.Weeratunga in 2006 in MiG purchases under ex DS Gota. l) Vihanage Rpt. Re Security Forces Headqrts.Bldg. and overpayment.by D.S.. m) The real value of Suriyawewa Cricket Stadium estimated at Rs. 852 mn by valuation officers but claimed to have spent a staggering Rs. 4,500 mln. says Hon.Ravi K. n) FCID updates –Case No.64/15 Basil R. Rs.396 Mil. In 3 Property purchases o) FCID No.17/15 Yoshita R in 8 Transaction totalling Rs. 707 Mil., p) FCID Case No.138/15 Namal R in 16 transactions totalling Rs. 347 Mil., q) FCID 82/15 Champika Karunarathna a contact of Namal Rs. 5 Mil. involving Extortions. r) Rajapakse Regime`s 2 visits to Seychelles costing Rs. 100 Mil., with 97 members and hiring of 68 luxury vehicles etc. s) Encashment of 18 cheques totalling Rs. 218 Million by Presidential Staff during . t) Daisy Forrest (aunt of Shiranthi) re lands for Rs. 49.52 Mil. u) 3.386 Billion US dollars in Dubai Bank in the names of Namal, Piyadasa and Vass, the screen shots by a SL born Bank Manager. -Hon. Rajithas Stmt v) Former Ambassador to the U.S. Jaliya Wickramasuriya arrested for allegedly accepting USD 245,000. W) 2.3 billion rupees of government funds between the years 2012 and 2014 for overseas travels. A house in Los Angeles and more than Rs.27.6 million spent by Gotabaya ’s son was residing in the house.

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    Politicians, and for that matter their “journalistic” acolytes work on the premise (often well-founded) that the people are stupid, gullible and easily duped, with an average memory span of just a few weeks when national issues should always be at the forefront. Therefore, this writer’s analysis is accurate with regard to partisan commentators who only seem to focus with one eye..!

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    Wonder who the writers for Dr Ranil, and Lotto Ravi are !!!!!!!!!……

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      I believed it was yourself.

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    Indeed this is all Tragicomedy. Symptom of begging.

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    Every time these buggers get caught (Shyamon, Emil included), what do they do? Point fingers at the past even if they can’t prove those allegations. The issue is not the past. The issue is what is occurring at present. This bugger says Ravi K incident is an isolated incident! Only from one part of their anatomy they can utter such BS. Lucky he lives in Australia.

    No one can white wash Batalanda murderers, mentors of serial criminal rapists like Gonawala Sunil, traitors of CFA, mega thieves of bond fame. What was essentially hoist on the nation in Jan 2015, was a mercenary rogue junta wrapped in a sugar coat called “yahapalanaya”. All those wraps have gone with the corrupt, criminal wind of stench of this junta. No amount of effort by the bootlickers like Shyamon or Emil can cover that stench any more.

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      At least under the present government, people are alive to answer or defend their cases. If you have memory HILA, any dissent or tough talk would have been, not even under five feet, but bodies not able to be located or retrieved, TOSSED IN THE HIGH SEAS.

      Hell with MARA/GORA MURDEROUS REGIME. Meantime, not trying apple polish Ranil or Ravi, they too are crooks, but not murderers.

      What to do, we the people of Serendipity are forced to select the best of the evils, MARA/GORA MURDEROUS DUO does not get anywhere closer to the best of evils, THEY ARE THE WORST OF EVILS.

      SORRY HILA.

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        Ansar, ——- Yes more people are alive compared to the MaRa regime, but still a lot of funds are missing, or being spent.

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    Oh dear dear! Emil VP says: “As someone who wrote a regular column in the Sunday Leader from the time that Frederica Jansz took over as editor and till very shortly after she had to run for her life”

    of course he wrote a column, but what did he write? Just his neighbourhood issues, Galagedara road issues, Thumpane local issues etc. Mr Sarath De Alwils should ask Emil to provide links of his articles too!

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      “what did he write? Just his neighbourhood issues,” That is because of Emil’s vast properties were there. So it was a must the problems get reported to the properties maintain their values. If you want to know why you had to give value for Emil’s writing that time, because he too had properties. But now he sold them and had ran to abroad.

      After running to Australia Emil did wrote something about Old Royals. It is ok if you don’t want to respect Emil’s writing any more. Because he doesn’t have properties in Lankawe and does not want to return to Lankawe even if his heroes, the Yahapalanaya, the New Royals is on the throne. Because in Australia he is a white but in Lankawe he is only a bugger.

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    Malinda

    No comments from you to protect MARA?

    Jagath

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    DJ your PhD was from Colombo or Kelaniya University. On your account about S De Alwis’s education you take pride because he was educated in Heidelburg. Your Phd is on your own logic an inferior one-obtained by stooging. You think Heidelberg is superior to Peradeniya and Melbourne where Shyamon was educated? What is all this rubbish? Because Heidelberg belongs to the Sudda? We thought we have seen the last of you.Get lost!

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      Paddy Seneviratne,

      this particular being has no idea. Just because he has to bring his kind of arguments, he jsut adds his two cts worth. How come the bugger then being a PhDer to be part of JO supporters ? That alone proves the levels of he is fallen in.
      He will ruin his life in the days to come if he would continue being part of JO.

      I am from Heidelberg DKFZ. I know what it means to be from HU. And HU is one of the oldest Unis. Anyways, doctoral disertations are recognized to entire world. I have no idea what DJ ‘s thoughts about on the education of doctoral candidates.

      DJ s point is if a person would not come from an educated background, he or she would not bring any good arguments. Can this be correc tin today ‘s context. ? How many among the University lecturers that have been coming from rural backgrounds ?
      How many among medical professionals would come from educated background ?
      Earlier , it was only urban dwellers were able to produce med graduates, engiineers and other higher graduates, but today numbers have turned out be different than in 70ties or prior to that.

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    UNP sycophants like Shaimon are now like cats spoiled on hard rocks, looking around without knowing what to do or say. THey are looking for distractions like Sarath de Alwis’ article. These rogues owe a lot to the UNP for fast favours, jobs and promotions etc. Ravi Karunanyake is a suspicious character. He could not read his own budget in Sinhala, English or Tamil. He was prepared to die to get the Lotteries Board. Why? He should be in jail or worse. Probably shaimons of this world who try to whitewash these crooks should be sent to accompany him. Shameless baggards.

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    Sarath De Alwis Mahattaya has no legs to stand on after this exposure by the writer. Excellent argumentation. DJ, the other servile Rajapakse writer, wants to save Alwis Mahattaya by urging he was educated in Heidelberg? So what? What has that got to do with what Alwis Mahattaya writes? Even if educated at Oxford a foolish person is a foolish person. DJ also refers to Rajiv-an Oxford man who is such a fool, really. He didn’t understand his portfolio and went to complain to Ranil. Ranil asked him to read a particular book for advice

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      Even if Educated at Oxford , Fool is a Fool………..What a beauty … Lotto Ravi, Dr Ranil, Mahendran, Aloysious, Malik Samare. Mangalan, Lokuwithran, Diaspora Selva, CBK Rajitha and Chathura obviously wouldn’t have gone to Qxford…………

      Wonder whether Yahapalana Sirisena read at Oxford………………

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    What Sarath de Alwis and Sherman Jayasinghe doing is not something new. That is what Singala Intellectuals did from 1948. They sell the sold merchandise on the same road, but deny that they are not thieves and they did not steal it and reselling.

    Isn’t is that is why from 1948 there is only UNP-SLFP, SLFP-UNP, UNP-SLFP, SLFP-UNP… Either kettle or the pot! What is the difference?

    Sarath De Alwis would be proud by now, because Thero had come to proclaim Sarath’s Ups by camping into Sarath’s family Bungalow. Sherman is proud to hide that with what Ex-Finance Minister got on the throne in 2015, the the past old bags and baggages. It is not new or it is not isolated. He just multiplied his bags with the Central Bank Case too.

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    Ansar is right. In fact, Ravi’s case was revealed by the operation of the Presidential Commission of Enquiry. Ravi and any other accused will have full rights to defend themselves. Under MR the woman who gave out the Ravi deal would have been missing the following day. In a sense, these scam revelations come through the free operation of law and order institutions. The YP performance is heaps ahead of Marapalanaya although Sarath De Alwis thinks MR or Gota should be brought back. If Sarath “feels ashamed,” and “desperate,” about the YP behavior he should commit suicide if he cares to recall honestly the Rajapakse record.

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      Shyamon,

      please come with an article, why DJ or the like would not change their FROG-IN-WELL mentality. So called, self-boasting what background he has been coming from etc.
      Today, if you would search for, all the high professionals are … most of them are coming from rural backgrounds. Most of them have earned their local degrees but run higher position in medical ane engineering areas.
      But how many of DJ style, are among them ? Besides, what has DJ ever done this nation, even if we are compelled to listen to his I-AM THE ONE theories on and on ?

      . Can anybody please help DJ to see it LET alone today, we have no doubt that DJ has been suffering from unique kind of superiority complex for having lost his GENE to sense it anything properly.. he has HENAMITI adhahas…mama thamayi miniha style

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    Shyamon Jayasinghe,

    You wants system,but system needs human to operate.

    Mmen will destroy the systems for their greed?

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    Shymon you say that Ravi will have his right to defend himself against this allegation.

    Would you give the same right to Rajapakse and Co ?

    Two long years very little proved and whatever being brought before court looks insignificant compared to what RW and RK have done.

    When you look at the two sides we know both are bad, but we are gradually realizing that if we must choose between the two one may be better than the other total humbug

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    A well- analyzed article. Balanced. Thanks

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    Anybody can add to Punchinilame’s valuable list of Rajapakse era public crime?

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