Sri Lanka is a Police State
Posted on February 11th, 2015

By Charles.S.Perera

How happy were the people of Sri Lanka before the 8th January, 2015.    Of course there are those who are never happy and for them nothing is good unless  the government brings down prices so that they can  satisfy their hungry stomachs  and the cost of living  is satisfactorily low.   The terrorists were eliminated five years ago and now there is considerable peace, and a sense of security.

Therefore for those who constantly think of  cost of  food items, and   wants prices of essential commodities brought down,   that  terrible past is now not important, it was just the past and best be  forgotten along with those who had made it possible and the others that gave their lives to bring them that peace and security they now enjoy.

Now there is an opposition prepared to attack that great man President Mahinda  Rajapakse who was electorally defeated, and his Ministers and all those closely or distantly connected to him.  There had never been a consortium of an opposition political parties  like the UNP, JVP,JHU,TNA and SLMC in the past history of Sri Lanka, nor in the world against any government.

President Mahinda Rajapakse is a great leader and an uncrowned King of the people and for those 58 percent of the Sinhala Buddhist voters he still  remains the one and only great political  leader of the people of  Sri Lanka to emerge this century despite  all the effort by the opposition UNP, JVP, JHU,TNA to prove otherwise by mudslinging, making allegation of corruption, theft, crimes and what  you name it these opposition MPS  have an allegation against it as committed by that great leader Mahinda Rajapakse or some one connected to him.

Recently Ranjan Ramanayake  a most undisciplined, impolite and crude Deputy Minister of the Police State of Sri Lanka even raided a Buddhist Meditation Centre because it is  said to have been used by  the peoples’  leader Mahinda Rajapakse for his Meditation retreats,  this Deputy Minister a Christian thought it too clean and luxurious to be a meditation centre.

Investigation by this police state is now underway as to who constructed the  meditation centre ? How many people worked to construct it ?  Whether government vehicles were used for transport of material etc.?

Since the departure of the President Mahinda Rjapakse- the departure which the majority of the people at least the Sinhala Buddhists very much regret , such investigations by police , Ministers and JVP  barging into private lands and homes have not ceased.

Yes, Sri Lanka is no more what it had been for the last ten years, it is now a Police State.  It appears that every Minister of this Police State of Ranil Wickramasinge has to make at least one accusation against the  President Mahinda Rajapakse or any one closely or distantly connected to him every day for 100 days.

They began by making Sri Lanka a Police State of the UNP,JVP and JHU by Setting up a National Executive Committee without any legal right and completely outside the Constitution. The head of the investigations is Anura Kumara Dissanayake the leader of the  JVP.  JVP has opened a Crime Section in their Party to facilitate interrogations and  make accusations of Bribery and Corruption.

This Police State has taken over the media under its control, the former President Mahinda Rajapakse or any one connected to him is debarred from the TV, Radio or Press, not allowing them to defend themselves against false allegations being heaped against them.

This Police State of Sri Lanka has taken the Law into its own hands , it has even superceded  the Parliament of Sri Lanka to sack the Chief Justice, appoint  a previously impeached Chief Justice and allow her to retire and appointed another Chief Justice.  All that with a swift stroke from the Presidential pen.

The President of the BASL a lawless group of lawyers has been appointed as a Chairman of the Board of Investments in Sri Lanka  by the President surely  to compensate him for the role he had played in allowing the President and Prime Minister to sack the Chief Justice Mohan Peiris.  Maitripala Sirisena did not want to take his Oath as President  before the Chief Justice Mohan Pieris , but under Judge Sripavan because he was a Tamil.

The  act of the Police State illegally  usurping the powers of the Parliament  makes null and void the sacking of the Chief Justice Mohan Peiris,  reinstating the impeached CJ Shirani Bandaranayake and appointing  new Chief Justice K.Sripavan.

Every one of the Ministers of this Police State bent on making allegations for bribery and corruption against the previous government has not done any thing for the benefit of the people who elected a new President seeking  a difference (venasa).

The budget  of Ravi Karunanayake still under a legal cloud for LTTE money laundering  was passed thanks to the benevolence of the SLFP Parliamentarians has not given the promised  relief to the poor. The budget which reduced the price of kaha(kurkuma), kottamalli( coriander)  is not a people friendly budget as the UNP and JHU are trying to make out.

Today on February 10th people complain that in shops no reductions have been made on commodities  on which the government claims to have  slashed prices. But Anura Kumara Dissanayake the Crime Investigator of the Police State is vociferous about corruption  but silent on benefits to people from the government it protects.

The Government Servants complain that they did not receive the promised increase of Salary in February .  The private sector  workers have not even been promised an increase by their patrons.  The Private sector workers say that they have been deceived by this government. People are beginning to feel that they have made a mistake in giving their vote to Maithripala Sirisena for a change (venasa)

Ravi Karunanayake the Finance Minister having failed with his allegation against Gotabhaya Rajapakse ‘s private account of  rupees eight billion, now complain 2100 files are missing in the treasury.  Curious how came with the exact number of lost files.  It may be another story like the eight billion account of Gotabhaya Rajapakse.

Police is also with the State  and seems to be working  to satisfy the people  with their  raids , arrests and interrogations  of even the wife of the former Minister of Housing  and construction as that is all  what people seek  as benefit from the government of Maitripala Sirisena they elected for the famous VENESA which has still not arrived.

Sajith Premadasa who is at last a Minister  has already engaged a British Audit Firm to investigate  his Ministry for bribery corruption by the former Minister Wimal Weerawansa  cries from the top of his voice about :

…quelling the overwhelming corruption and financial irregularities at the Ministry and institutions under it. He has taken the initiative to personally employ the two world-famous audit firms Ernst & Young”, and PricewaterhouseCoopers” to carry out these audit reports and it’s been reported that this will be done without any burden to the Government of Sri Lanka which is that this will be conducted free of charge,. In that manner the audit for the ministry of housing will be conducted by Ernst & Young”, while the audit for the Samurdhi will be handled by PricewaterhouseCoopers”.

It would also be remarkable if he could investigate the past activities of Paskaralingam former Secretary of the Finance Ministry under his father R.Premadasa  and his right hand man. If he does he will learn that his father was also not that clean as he thinks.

It is said that President Premadasa spent money on his projects without going through financial regulations and it was Paskaralingam who arranged every thing.

Paskaralingam is back again in Sri Lanka after eight years, staying in  Hotel Galadari in Colombo under a false name.

The Sunday Times spent weeks trying to track him down. Last week, Paskaralingam, or ‘Paski’ as he is known, finally relented and gave a rare interview in which he describes his present role but would not talk about the past. Citing legal advice, he declined to comment on the allegations against him or the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry into malpractices in public bodies that found him guilty of ‘misuse or abuse of power’ and recommended that he be deprived of his civic rights.”

Below are some of the questions he was asked and his  replies:

  • an you at least say why you didn’t bother to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry?

I don’t want to answer that question either. These are legal matters which have been dealt with and finally the Supreme Court had found me not guilty of whatever charges that were brought against me. So I don’t like to go into the pros and cons of it.

  • The Supreme Court decision was on technical grounds?

In my opinion, legally I’ve been found not guilty. The Supreme Court decided not to go into the substance of it. That is a matter on which I cannot answer.

  • During the previous UNP government you were seen as a kind of a ‘super-bureaucrat’ who was able to cut through red tape and speed up the decision making process. And also your personal relationship with President Premadasa counted a lot. Are such personal relationships required to run the administration? Shouldn’t there be a system where personalities are irrelevant and the system takes care of the decision-making?

Always, a proper system must be in place. Personal relationships and arrangements are only temporary.

  • Do you think such a system is in place now?

A system is being developed.”

Mangala Samaraweera has the best of time.  He is always abroad this time in USA trying to look where  President Mahinda Rajapakse has hidden money he had stolen.   They are also investigating banc in Seychelle for  President’s hidden money.

 What a circus ?  

These are some of the fruitless activities of the Police State of Sri Lanka where people have lost their hope  for progress and a bright future they had under the former President Mahinda Rajapakse.

 Do not worry my people, the Police State will not last long.

12 Responses to “Sri Lanka is a Police State”

  1. Indrajith Says:

    Then deputy minister of defence Ranjan Wijeratne once said “we cannot win this war against Velu as long as Paskaralingam is the Secretary to the General Treasury” because he deliberately blocked the release of funds needed to buy arms, ammunitions and other equipment for the tri service.

  2. Geeth Says:

    Charles,
    Correcting a fool is more harmful to a society than letting loose a fool to behave vulgarly. If you correct the fool, he will remain among us for long time doing more harm to the society. Let the fool do more arrogant and stupid things like this. By that way he will dig his own grave pretty soon. That is the best way to deal with a fool.

    I have never seen this clown Ranjan’s movies, because firstly I don’t consider him as an actor. Secondly I don’t like to see clowns acting serious roles. But I promise, I definitely see a film of him if he perform a role of a prostitute in it.

    People are increasingly getting tired of this ongoing corruption drama. We can see a lot of barking, allegations, but nothing has proved. By the end of 100 days, people will realize that they have been hoodwinked. Don’t forget, people who handle the media also must remember, what goes around, comes around. They must be prepared to go behind bars like the head of ITN if that is the call of the day for publishing unsubstantiated accusations.

  3. Independent Says:

    Agree with Geet. The real culprits have not been touched, not even mentioned sometimes. Murderers, Kudu Palakayas roam free whilst this comedy unfolds more and more.

    President of BASL behave like he is the CJ, he thinks holding the “degree” from “Low” college can nullify his 4 big F received sitting GCE A/L in 1972 and qualify him to advice the President.

  4. Christie Says:

    Namaste: I knew this guy Paski when he was an upcoming glorified clerk. He will suck to any politician those days, the days of Sirima and Banda. I remember him once sitting in the queue waiting to collect some foreign exchange from a bank in Fort on behalf of a leading politician of the day. He was a very rich man and did not have to work but he worked to help protect privileges enjoyed by Indians in the island.

  5. LANKAPUTHRA Says:

    Again, Charles the focus is not on how this election was won. It is the traitor, Mahinda Dashaprya stopping the computer and manipulating the computer to get the 70% result. Obama had called him three times to make absolutely sure that here will not be a rerun of the election. In return, he got 4 million dollars and was allowed to put it in a Swiss bank. 1. Indrajith, There is more to Ranjan Wijeratna. He went to Pakistan from an invitation to get arms from credit issued to him by the Pakistanis, for the try services. What Ranahin (His name is not Ransihnha he changed it as soon as he became the Prime Minister, which was included in his birth certificate) which means he is a HINAWA and not a Doby cast. So Pramadase called the armed services and told them to give any military equipment they wanted. With this military equipment, Prabhakeran attacked the Buddhist monks at KITHULTUDUWA and innocent villages at ARNTHALWA. Ranjan Wijeratne made a mistake by telling the country that he is going to increase the military to one hundred thousand. That was it. Pramadase gave the order to Prabhrakeran to blow him up. 2. This is how Pramadase earned big money from Tamil Sangam in US and UK. Pramadase had to authorize military operations in the North or East. Paskaralinghm was preset at the meeting and got all locations. when the meeting was over he was rushed to BIA got in to a private plane and went to Tamil Nadu. there he gave all the details to Prabhrakeran using a secure satellite phone. Then Prabhrakeran removed LTTE fighters and pushed Woman and children to the areas armed forces are attacking. As soon as Prabhakeran OK’ed it two big Suite cases were filled with Dollars and British pounds were given to him. Now he comes back Colombo on the same private plane and give the suitcases to Pramadase. With the help of Mrs. Tacher, Pramadses deposited the money at various British banks. This is how Pramadesa became an billionaire overnight. 3. GEETH who taught you dis-information? “Correcting a fool is more harmful to a society than letting loose a fool to behave vulgarly”. You better give the name of the fool. To me there are no fools except YOU. Because any fool can see that you are trying to stop People like Charles brining out the hiding clowns like Pramadase’s SON!

  6. ranjit Says:

    “DO NOT WORRY THE POLICE STATE WON’T LAST LONG” Millions pray for that to happen Charles. POL POT regime will not survive even 100 days if the motion against the Police Minister go thru and win by Opposition. S.L.F.P. and UF govt must stand together to oust this Jarapalanaya as soon as possible. Mahinda Rajapksa is the only able leader who can make our country “Wonder of Asia” and no one else. He had good relations with almost all countries in the world. He never went to please few and ignore others.He was a man of peace and friendly type even with his Opponents. Because of his too much kindness he has to face all these problems today.

    Geeth I too never like this rowdie actor at all and will never go to see his movies nor his woman like face. Just compare and see the Rajapksa cabinet and this Pol Pot cabinet of Ranils’? 75% are thieves, not qualified,do not have experience other than thuggery, slaves of the west, majority Christians, More favored to Tamils & Muslims, Prefer to divide the country to be in power, and lastly traitors to the Motherland for agreeing to the western demands. To be happy and free and see more development we must bring our hero back and send these UNP thugs packing home. Unite my countrymen and think of your future rather than your bloody stomach.

  7. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    I would rather see Sri Lanka under military control and a Buddhist theocracy than use Democracy as a method to divide Sri Lanka and allow the creation of HINDU Elam

  8. radha Says:

    I have to tell it here publicly that the moderator has removed my previously published blog comment on this article. Moderator’s Reply- Please note that Lankaweb will not be able to entertain any more comments accusing previous government of corruptions, Nepotism and cronyism as these accusations have been properly and legally investigated by the present government. If you have any more information regarding these accusations please forward those to the relevant authority to carry out proper investigations.

  9. Lorenzo Says:

    BW,

    “I would rather see Sri Lanka under military control and a Buddhist theocracy than use Democracy as a method to divide Sri Lanka and allow the creation of HINDU Elam.”

    Join the REAL PATRIOTS!!

    I told this MANY TIMES before the election and some FOOLS ridiculed me.

    Isn’t this the ONLY WAY to save SL now? TAMILS and JIHAD KALMUNAI SEPARATISTS won the election. IF this is democracy only the CRAZY would want it.

    We should not buy western “ISMS” as they are. We should MIX them with what is our own to create a SUITABLE HYBRID.

    SL MILITARY should TAKE OVER the country and get rid of all WASTEFUL and HATEFUL nonsense.

  10. Geeth Says:

    Lankaputra,
    If you want to know who was the fool, just read it one more time or look into the mirror. I am not critiquing Charles here.

    However I don’t understand how you’ve arrived to this conclusion… “any fool can see that you are trying to stop People like Charles brining out the hiding clowns like Pramadase’s SON!” යන්නෙ කොහෙද, මල්ලෙ පොල්- නැතිනම් – පොල්ලෙ මල්

    I respect Charles as one of our veteran journalists. And I value his priceless service to our country. At the same time I must say that I harbor a very friendly criticism about all our journalists who were concerned for their negligence of the historical duty of correcting the MR administration of its shortcomings. They had neglected this duty for last ten years.

    While acknowledging the fact that these writers had to be engaged with enemies of the nation and were busy with countering all the forces that spread lies and misinformation against the SL, they still could do some constructive criticism about MR administration. Had they fulfilled that responsibility, MR administration might be still in power.

    So Lankaputra, please read once more.

    Ranjith,
    ගස් නැති රටේ තුත්තිරි ගහත් ලොකු ගහක්ලු රංජිත්, මේ වගේ නළු-බට්ටො කරනං ගහන්නෙ හරිහමන් නායකයෝ නැති උනහම තමයි

  11. LANKAPUTHRA Says:

    radha, You paid comment writer for the Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya; Why should the Lanka web Moderator give you a platform when you have ignored my comments. How much do you get paid for each comment? Answer any of my questions and I will request the Lanka Web moderator to re-consider your request to publish your Comments. Question 1. You have read my comments above and fully understand the issues. 2. Amount of money you get paid. (In my opinion it is Rs.1,000,000) per comment by this Traitor Deshapriya. Is in cash or a check? If it is check which bank do you deposit it and the account number with the routing code. 3. You State “Nepotism and Cronyism has been properly legally investigated by the present government” My question is by which government? RANIL-W Government? Then it is a joke because RANIL-W has dementia. He can only standup speak for 30 minutes, walks with a BASTHAMA. His security personal has to walk in front, if not he walks in to doors and walls. I don’t think he will last for more than 6 months HE WILL BE DEAD. 4. If you cannot answer any of my questions then it is better you publish in Daily News on line. I don’t think you will answer my questions so Don’t ever request a platform on Lanka Web, from the moderator. It will never be given.

  12. Dilrook Says:

    Geeth:

    You brought up a valuable point of discussion.

    However, you are wrong if you say Lankaweb writers didn’t offer constructive criticism to the previous government to correct its course. Some have fulfilled their duty to the nation as a journalist by pointing out constructively the lacks and short comings. But they fell on deaf ears.

    Have you seen how top politicians move about? They go around with a large security detail and you cannot approach them. Any attempt to approach them will result in assault or ridicule. Unfortunately it is the same in approaching them via writing. Top politicians (all of them) have rabid dogs of paid commentators and journalists who blindly defend them no matter what. Anyone criticising them has to put up with abuse, threats, expulsion and even death.

    This is a very sad situation that bogs the nation down. We are a nation of people who cannot tolerate opposing views, unable to see the merit in opposing views, even unwilling to consider opposing views and obviously not prepared to change action based on opposing views. This ‘too big to fail’ syndrome has ruined national security, politics, the national economy and even cricket prospects.

    I hope you have read the historical event of King Gajabahu who used to seek the public sentiment himself by going undercover to the people. What he heard was not good for him and his clan. His father (Mihindu V?) was a weak leader during whose term South Indian invaders enslaved 12,000 Sinhalese. He was unaware of this truth much like today where unpopular truths are covered up by the government. Having learnt the reality, he acted upon it. Unless as a nation we can reactivate that level of acceptance, we will be sleep walking towards disaster much like the Rajapaksa clan.

    There is no substance in extreme groups that support Mahinda no matter what and the group that sees only the bad in him always. Sadly they outnumber the sensible and selective group. It is not over yet until the General Election is complete. However, there has been no learning from the mistakes (as the supporters vow perfection on their part) and the outcome of the next election will be no different.

    I agree with you that it is best to allow critics than silence them.

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