The Bicycle Shed Syndrome
Posted on March 9th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean

Some of the Responses to “Support Mahinda Rajapaksa Campaign” was typical of the Bicycle Shed Syndrome!

The “Bicycle Shed Syndrome” is when a multi-million dollar project comes to a halt, due to the fact than minions with bird brains begin to object to the minor details of setting-up the Bicycle Shed!

Sri Lanka is at Cross Roads right now. The decade of re-construction by ex President Mahinda Rajapaksa is about to be flushed-down-the-loo by the current governing Trio – President Sirisena + Prime Minister Wickremesinghe + ex-President Kumaratunge. This is the Only Top Priority!

Whilst some excellent presentations were contributed by HLD Mahindapala, Shenali Waduge, R. Chandrasoma, MDP Dissanayake, to name but a few, read and appreciated by an international readership, a few “bone-heads” spend wasteful print on minor errors.

I thank nilwala (Says:  March 7th, 2015 at 6:35 am) for correcting my mistake due to lack of facts, and confusing the name of Vivienne Gunawardane’s husband. A minor mistake between Les & Phil!

When Prime Minister Modi introduced M R S Sirisena, several members of gallery commented on this simple mistake.

To Err is Human!

Constructive Intelligent Opinions are most welcome. It is part of the Democratic Interactive Debate on LankaWeb.

At this point, I hasten to add, my opinion on some demands by-;

Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says: March 7th, 2015 at 6:36 pm……

Whilst considering the following points, which are valid, and of general interest and acceptable, within an Election Manifesto-; -THE BUDDHIST SANGA -ELIMINATION OF TAMIL AS AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE -DEPORTATION OF ILLEGAL INDIAN TAMILS IN SRI LANKA -REPATRIATION OF SINGHALESE TO THEIR HOMELAND IN THE NORTH AND EASTERN PROVINCES -DO AWAY WITH AMENDMENT 13 -MAKE KATCHACHEEVU ISLAND A SRI LANKAN NAVAL BASE – BRING BACK THE COLOMBO PORT PROJECT AND ALLOW CHINESE SHIPS TO DOCK IN SRI LANKA -ELEVATE BUDDHISM AS A STATE RELIGION.

-MAKE IT A PUNISHABLE CRIME TO EXPRESS IN ANY WAY THE CONCEPT OF ELAM.

– THE ENFORCEMENT OF BUDDHIST LAWS AGAINST PRACTICES SUCH AS ANIMAL SACRIFICES, – ADVANCE THE BUDDHIST DARHMA ACROSS THE LAND.

……..with a 100% acceptance, my considered opinion on the….

Support Mahinda Rajapakse ONLY IF HE SUPPORTS

– THE ENFORCEMENT OF BUDDHIST LAWS AGAINST THE HINDU CASTE SYSTEM IN SRI LANKA – BAN CONVERSION BY HINDUS, MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS.

………is a Total Off-Track of a Democratic State, going back to Stone Age. And Closer to principles of Adolf Hitler!

Suggest Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha reconsiders his own opinion, which he entitled to, on the above two final points!

At this juncture, Patriotic Sri Lankans might give more consideration to maintain a balance between the various segments of Caste-Creed-SocioEconomic Demographics within the Sinhala community-at-large than to make it divisive.

Hindus – Muslims – Christians are here-to-stay in Sri Lanka, whether you like it or not, unless you apply the Gas Chamber Final Solution, as done by Nazi Adolf Hitler!

And as the only current potential Saviour, I doubt if Mahinda Rajapaksa, with his high principles of decency, would even spend one second considering such savage solutions as done by ISIS in the Islamic Middle East.

The Billion Dollar concern is to Keep India-USA-EU out of interfering with the Billion Dollar construction started by Mahinda Rajapakse, without nit-picking on a Bicycle Shed Syndrome.

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19 Responses to “The Bicycle Shed Syndrome”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE WILL NOT LISTEN TO ANYBODY. I SEE HIM SCRAWLING BACK TO HIS SAME OLD SHIT. I HAVE GIVEN UP BEING AN ADVISOR, WITOUT PAY AND PERKS.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    SW,

    You are right.

    That is why MR can NEVER be the SL leader again. HE MUST listen to the people if he wants to come back. He MUST agree to SCRAP 13 amendment as ALL patriots have demanded. May be he needs to be taught ANOTHER lesson. The LAST lesson he will ever learn!

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    Thank you Lankaweb.

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    Now the UriNePee dirt goes after Chinese projects suspending them! China helped us when ALL others turned away. How can we just DUMP China? This is INSANE.

    Looks like My3 is a PARTY ANIMAL. He goes for a foreign trip EVERY MONTH and entertains one visiting foreign delegate EACH MONTH.

    Where is the HUMBLE MY3 the village man people voted?

  5. L Perera Says:

    It is amusing that some of the proponents of radical change in SL come from pseudo Lankans who have chosen to live in totally alien cultures.

  6. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    PROFESSOR HAM HOCKS I REALLY DO NOT CARE WHAT A WHITE AMERICAN HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE SINGHALESE NATIONALIST MOVEMENT.

    YOU MAY HAVE WORMED YOUR WAY INTO THIS MOVEMENT. BUT YOU ARE WAY OUT OF LINE TO TRUMPET DEMOCRACY WHEN THAT HAS BEEN USED TO DURING THE WAR AGAINST HINDU TAMIL TERRORISTS. EVERY SINGLE GOVERNMENT DURING THAT WAR WAS AN ELECTED DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT. DEMOCRACY FAILED IN EVERY WAY.

    IT HAS BEEN USED BY THE SIRISENA COALITION TO OUST RAJAPAKSE AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY TO USE THAT FORM OF GOVERNANCE TO TAKE ME ON? MY WHOLE STAND HAS BEEN TO PROMOTE A BUDDHIST THEOCRACY OVER THAT OF THE WESTERN CONCEPT OF DEMOCRACY WHICH HAS FAILED IN THE US (AND NOW WE HAVE A PLUTOCRACY OR A GOVERNMENT RUN BY THE ELITE) GIVING YOU ONE OF MANY REASONS TO LIVE IN THE LAND OF MY FORE FATHERS AND THEN THINK YOU CAN LECTURE ME.

  7. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    LET ME MAKE IT VERY CLEAR TO YOU PROFESSOR HAMHOCKS

    THE TAMIL TIGERS FLOURISHED UNDER DEMOCRACY. I BROUGHT UP ISIS ONLY IN THE SENSE THEY

    DO NOT TAKE ANY NONSENSE FROM ANYONE ELSE. I CAN ADMIRE THE QUALITIES OF A MONSTER WITHOUT ADVOCATING WE ALL BECOME A MONSTER. YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THAT.

    SIRISENA’S COALITION USED DEMOCRACY AND THE SUPPOSED VIOLATION OF IT TO OUST RAPAPAKSE. HE WAS NOT DEMOCRATIC. DEMOCRACY PROFESSOR HAMHOCKS IS NOT A PANACEA TO ALL OUR PROBLEMS. IT IS ONLY ONE METHOD OF GOVERNANCE.

    SRI LANKA HAS FLOURISHED VERY WELL UNDER A BUDDHIST THEOCRACY FOR 2500 YEARS. PEDDLE YOUR WHITE AMERICAN JARGON SOMEWHERE ELSE.

  8. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    ONE MORE ISSUE PROFESSOR HAMHOCKS

    TO EVEN INSINUATE WHAT IS WROTE HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH NAZI GERMANY IS RUDE, INSULTING AND COMPLETLY OUT OF LINE ON YOUR PART.

    ONE THREAD I HAVE NOTICED ABOUT YOU PROFESSOR HAMHOCKS. YOU ARE QUICK TO DEFEND THE TAMILS, MUSLIMS. AND ANY MINORITY WHILE CLAIMING TO BE A MEMBER OF THE SINGHALESE BUDDHIST NATIONALIST MOVEMENT. THAT LAST TIME YOU TOOK ME ON IT WAS IN DEFENSE OF THEM.

    NOT IN DEFENSE OF BUDDHISM OR THE SINGHALESE. THEN YOU USED THE VAGUE ISSUES OF DEMOCRACY TO PROTECT THE HINDU TAMILS, THE MUSLIMS AND THE CHRISTIANS WHILE AT THE SAME TIME CLAIMING TO BE THE VOICE OF BUDDHIST SINHALESE NATIONALISM.

    I DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE BEING PAYED BY LW OR WHY YOU EVADE ANY ANSWERS TO YOUR CREDENTIALS. YOU DUCK AND COVER ISSUES ABOUT YOU. YET YOU COME OUT WITH FIGHTING WORDS (COMPARING MY COMMENTS TO THAT OF NAZI GERMANY) IF A SINGHALESE LIKE ME EVEN DARE BRING UP THAT BUDDHIST SINGHALESE HAVE TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE ONSLAUGHT OF HINDU TAMILS, MUSLIMS OR CHRISTIANS. INCLUDING THAT OF INDIA.

    NO PROFESSOR HAMHOCKS THE PORT DEAL IS ONE OF MANY ISSUES THAT ARE INTRINSICALLY INTERLINKED IN THIS MOVEMENT. YOU MAYBE ABLE TO DAZZLE THOSE AMONG YOU WITH YOUR AMERICAN WHITENESS BUT NOT WITH ME.

  9. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    ONE LAST ISSUE PROFESSOR HAMHOCKS

    -HITLER CAME INTO POWER THROUGH THE BALLOT BOX. THE GERMAN NATIONALIST PARTY WON AROUND 36% OF THE VOTE. WHEN THE KAISER DIED HITLER TOOK OVER THE GOVERNMENT. THAT IS ONE EXAMPLE OF DEMOCRACY YOU USES AGAINST MY COMMENTS. IF NOT FOR DEMOCRACY AND THE BALLOT BOX HITLER WOULD NOT HAVE GOT INTO POWER.

    -THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR WAS A FIGHT FOR STATE RIGHTS OVER THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT. SLAVERY WAS PART OF IT BUT NOT CENTRAL TO THE ISSUE.

    -TODAY UNDER OBAMA THE PATRIOT ACT STRIPS THE US CITIZEN OF HABEAUS CORPUS.
    -TODAY UNDER OBAMA THE HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE NSA HAS STRIPPED THE US CITIZEN OF SO MUCH OF OUR RIGHTS.

    -THROUGH THE BALLOT BOX AND THE EXCUSE OF PROTECTING THE MINORITY SO MUCH VILLAINY HAS BEEN DONE. IF YOU WANT TO CLAIM YOURSELF AS A “PROFESSOR’ IT IS TIME YOU STARTED TO SOUND LIKE ONE.

    -SRI LANKA AND THE MAJORITY SINGHALESE BUDDHIST HAVE BEEN SIDELINED USING DEMOCRACY FOR THE RIGHTS OF MINORITY BY INDIA (AMENDMENT 13, OFFICIAL STATUS OF TAMIL, ONLY ADDRESSING THE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS DONE ON TAMILS WHILE DELIBERATELY AVOIDING THE SAME FOR THE SINGHALESE BUDDHISTS, SINGHALESE HAVE BEEN CHASED OUT OF TAMIL DOMINATED AREAS TO THIS DAY. DEMOCRACY HAS BE PARADED AROUND TO BE USED BY THE LIKES OF YOU TO HAMMER INTO SILENCE ANY VOICE RAISED AGAINST THESE MINORITIES – EVEN AFTER A 30 YEAR WAR OF HORROR)

  10. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    LORENZO !!! I am disappointed that Mahinda still wants to row the boat with the SLFP, when he was forced to give up the Leadership, to his OWN back-stabber, BY the request of the back stabber, FOR the back stabbers, own aggrandizement. He acted very meekly. at this juncture, like a flat tire.

    SLFP is a party composed of a motley crowd of murderers, Batalanda, JVP, and TNA to name a few. Even Lord Buddha preached not to patronize and associate with low life people. SLFP IS A LOWLIFE PARTY. As you say, this may be the last lesson, he will have to face, come or go, Chicago.

    Mr. BW !!! I thought that was a damning diatribe over what you have written as a a commentor with burning patriosm. I just do not understand why foreigners, make intrusions into an extremely Sinhalese Buddhist arena. It is very, very unusual. There has to be some catch. The only thing that I can think of, is deception, where while speaking on behalf of Sinhalese Buddhist, take advantage of appeasing those contrary to Singhalese Buddhist thinking, by throwing two or three stones, at the Singhalese Buddhists themselves. This Mr Hamhocks is being remote controlled by a gang, using him as a cat’s paw. I was waiting to write back, but you beat me. I am now very slow on the uptake.

  11. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    LORENZO !! Just one more thing. Can you remember all the LANKA WEBSTERS, were asking MR to scrap the 13th amendment ? We all fought to get it scrapped, to no avail. I even wrote an article, “”Only a referendum can scrap the 13th.””

    LET US HOPE THAT WISE COUNSEL WILL PREVAIL.

  12. Lorenzo Says:

    BW,

    Without 3 of us arguing over matters we CANNOT agree, lets AGREE on what we CAN agree – SCRAP 13 amendment.

    And work towards it.

    Other proposals are GOOD but should wait. If we put everything in the wheelbarrow, WE cannot PUSH IT.

  13. Lorenzo Says:

    SW,

    Yes. At some point the GREAT SLFP was DIVERTED away from Buddhism. That was a DISASTER.

    As far as I know, GR is a PRACTICING Buddhist. He enjoys “DANA” – giving people food, etc. Only GR can bring back the TRUE SLFP. And GR was NEVER a SLFPer.

    Even GR was led astray by his brother BR who is the former UNP organizer for Hambanthota in 1982!!!! Can you believe it!!

    Sometimes it is very difficult to see who your REAL friend is. IF a “friend” says YES when you are doing the WRONG BUT POPULAR thing, he is NO friend. When MR was on his way to HELL, some “patriots” hailed him and told him to run along. I told him to turn back.

    IF an “enemy” stops you when you are doing the WRONG BUT POPULAR thing, he is a TRUE friend.

  14. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Susantha Wijesinghe

    ONE MORE ISSUE SUSANTHA, THIS PROFESSOR HAMHOCKS IS TAKING MY COMMENTS MADE IN ANOTHER ARTICLE. I NOW BYPASS HIS ARTICLES. HE IS NOT WORTHY FOR MY COMMENTS. YET HE SEES IT FIT TO DRAG MY NAME INTO HIS ARTICLES ON COMMENTS I MADE IN ARTICLES WRITTEN BY PEOPLE WITH SINGHALESE NAMES.

    THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!!!. THE FIRST TIME I CAN UNDERSTAND SINCE IT WAS IN ONE OF HIS ARTICLES. NOW HE HAS NO RIGHT AND LANKAWEB SHOULD NOT ALLOW HIM TO TAKE MY COMMENTS FROM ANOTHER ARTICLE FOR THIS WHITE MAN TO ADDRESS. HOW DARE HE? PROFESSOR HAMHOCKS YOU ARE OUT OF ORDER. BACK OFF. IF MY COMMENTS ARE NOT IN LINE WITH THE ARTICLE I EXPECT THE PERSON WRITING THE ARTICLE TO ADDRESS ME. NOT SOME WHITE FOREIGNER LIKE YOU.

    AS I SAID I CAPITALIZE BECAUSE I DO NOT KNOW HOW OTHERS BOLD PRINT OR USE OTHER FONT METHODS.

  15. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    ONE MORE ISSUE. IT IS IN THE NATURE OF A NATIONALIST PAPER TO STATE THE MOST BOLDEST STATEMENTS. IF I WERE TO MAKE MODERATE STATEMENTS THAT DO NOT OFFEND THE SENTIMENTS OF ANYONE THEN WHY EVEN BOTHER TO COMMENT IN A SINGHALESE BUDDHIST NATIONALIST PAPER?

    NOW PROFESSOR HAMHOCKS IS ACTING LIKE THE WHITE POLICEMAN AGAINST THE VERY COMMENTATORS OF THIS PAPER. THAT IS NOT HIS JOB!!!! HE HAS NO BUSINESS TAKING MY COMMENTS MADE IN ANOTHER ARTICLE AS FODDER FOR HIS ARTICLE TO LAMBAST ME. THAT SHOULD BE LEFT TO THOSE WHO WRITE THAT ARTICLE. THIS IS DOWN RIGHT

    DEMEANING

    PROFESSOR HAMHOCKS IF I DO NOT HAVE THAT RIGHT TO PROPOSE THE MOST ARDENT SUGGESTIONS ON A NATIONALIST PAPER AND YOU WANT ME TO SOUND LIKE ANY MEDIA OUTLET THEN EXPLAIN TO ME THE PURPOSE OF OUR SINGHALESE NATIONALIST BUDDHIST MOVEMENT???? ONE MORE ISSUE IN THE

    LANKASHRI
    WHICH IS THE TAMIL NATIONALIST VERSION THEIR MOVEMENT THE TAMILS HAVE MORE GUTS AND MORE SELF RESPECT TO HAVE A WHITE MAN POLICE THEM. THEY WOULD HAVE KICKED YOU OUT FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE SO FAR.

  16. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Susantha: the term “hamhocks” was used by the Confederate south on stupid “know it all” Notherners who came to the South after the civil war ended, trying to make a name for themselves, while taking advantage of those who had been defeated, seen their culture decimated and watched these Northern parasistes come to pick what remained. They had an arrogant attitude over the South. They were known as “hamhocks” with a “carpetbag”. A Hamhock is cheap cut of pork

  17. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    It has to be PROFESSOR HAMHOCKS.

  18. ranjit Says:

    Millions loved him as a person and millions loved him as a ruler and at the same time millions hated corruption in politics from both sides. Mahinda our great President had minus points but more pluses than any other leader who Governed our country. He was liked & respected by many world leaders. We saw when they visited the Commonwealth conference in Sri Lanka. Even in America they respected him as a leader and he was invited by Hilary Clinton to Clinton Foundation when he visited the UN last time. He had good understanding with every leader and stood tall among the world leaders. He has Charisma and had a vision for our beloved Motherland not like this Pambaya guy MY3 & that Chaura Regina the wicked double.

    These two were the traitors to the S.L.F.P. not our President Mahinda. He never left the party at any time but these two traitors left the party in search of more power and glory. Anybody can say anything about our great hero but you cannot compare him for any living or dear leader in this country. People must not forget the 30 years of misery we went thru because of terrorism. Don’t try to say that Ponnaseka or Ranil won the war. Only person who won the war for us was none other than President Mahinda because without his consent or advise nobody can end the war because he was the Commandeering Chief at that time. He was pressured to stop the war by the Indians and the cruel west but he stood tall and told them to ” mind their own business” and gave his commanders the green light to eliminate the cruel barbarians Tamil Tigers. Susantha have faith on MR believe me he will do everything good for our country if he comes back after correcting his mistakes.

  19. Fran Diaz Says:

    ranjit, I agree with you. However, how can even MR make corrupt politicos see reason that it is far better to have self respect and affection from people than show off expensive goodies ? The western materialistic influences are enormous in both Lanka and India.
    No leader can MAKE people corrupt free. If punishment is meted out, he will be called a Dictator. If he looks the other way and ignores corruption, he is called weak.

    —–
    Here is a view to ponder on and act :

    The People themselves must realise that Corruption means they are cutting the branch they are sitting on. It undermines the social structures as easy money is flaunted around and people lose respect for ability and hard work. Corruption is a weapon to bring down small countries like Lanka.

    The problem that a Buddhist majority state faces is overly materialistic and ego centered values from the west – these oppose each other. Pro-Buddhist China has managed to balance the two sides admirably, but to maintain balance requires great wisdom.

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