End of the Year, the State of our Island of Sri Lanka 2016
Posted on December 24th, 2016

 Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester  . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada

22 December 2016

Honourable Maithripala Sirisena
President of Sri Lanka
Presidential Secretariat
Galle Face
Colombo 1
Sri Lanka

Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Your Eminence, Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

Re: End of the Year, the State of our Island of Sri Lanka 2016 

Dear Honourable President Maithripala Sirisena:

I am hopeful that you will address your people of Sri Lanka, perhaps on Television as to the state of Sri Lanka having ruled it for almost two years having promised many things like eradicating nepotism, corruption, financial-scams, frauds, et cetera, which were to be part of your contribution towards “Yahapalanaya Good Governance”.  And people bought your choice of words hook-line and sinker and helped you to topple the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government.  And they should have known that it was coming sooner or later.   But what the ordinary people wanted was “Hope”, especially the people who have no voice, like the Gamme minissu’.

In your address I hope you will add two components, which I have a keen interest in, to make Sri Lanka, a  better place to live  in with dignity, especially the remote ‘gamme minissu’, and I hope  your statement  will be honest and part of it will be expressed somewhat like this…

“My fellow Sri Lankans, as you are aware, one of my goals has been to promote equality among all ethnic communities to enjoy the quality of life and ethnic harmony with love, among each and every one of you 20 million peoples.

As you all know, ‘Water is Life’, and on and off most of us suffer with the lack of it as a result of climate change that the whole world is experiencing presently.  Drought with the lack of clean water which is our life’s blood is one of them, and those who are really affected are people in Rajarata in the South.  And I want to let the people of Rajarata know very sincerely that your plight has not gone unnoticed.

And I have a strange feeling that all you people at Rajarata must be envious to know that our neighbour India is granting funds to construct 3,000 rainwater harvesting tanks in the Jaffna District at a cost of 300 million rupees.  To be honest, I am not happy with this proposal, when ‘equality’ is one of my main goals which also ties into my wanting to promote ‘ethnic harmony’.

Hence forth, I promise you all that I will not accept such a gift from India to be enjoyed and benefitted only by our Tamil population, their kith and kin,  and the only ethnic community in the world which wants to  have two “homelands’ one in Tamil Nadu with 71 million Tamil people,  and the other in the North and East of Sri Lanka.  I will, in the future, only approve such proposals as gifts if they are benefitted by all communities such as people in Rajarata in the South and not just the Tamil population in the North and East.   Such calculated divisiveness has no place in Sri Lanka when we are striving to be united.  And that I promise you. 

I am also been told by a concerned  member of  our expatriate community in Canada, an eminent  academic and scientist, that it would only cost 75,000 rupees to supply a rain water- harvesting tank for a family of five.   

And I have also been made aware of  that the Tallest Christmas Tree  in the world that is been built on Galle Face Green, is going to cost 12 million rupees if not much, much  more, and we will find out the final figure only  when the audited final tally has been presented.  This project I have been told was a temporary monument built to  satisfy the folly and ego of a politician and some workers  at the Port Authority as well as some church clerics, to get some of their names in the Guinness Book of  World Records having built the world’s tallest Christmas Tree.  It has been argued that it had nothing to do with ‘religious harmony’ as has been presented to us.   And I believe that there is some truth to it. 

The cost  of  building this temporary Christmas Tree has eaten into my conscience  like a cancer as I agree that is a lot of money spent on an ego trip when with that money we could have provided 160 rain-water harvesting tanks for 160 families in Rajarata who are living under dire  circumstances.  I feel genuinely embarrassed to be party to this folly and I want to apologize to all you people in Rajarata as with that money we could have provided these rain-harvesting tanks within three months.

Let me think aloud for a moment.  I am toying with the idea of requesting the same sponsors of the Tallest Christmas Tree, to extend their same generosity to match the same funds that were spent on the Christmas tree and provide the people in Rajarata 160 rain water harvesting tanks, when you all can use them for considerable number of years, when I gather the 12 million rupee Tallest Christmas Tree on Galle Face Green will come down on January 6. 

I promise you one thing, that I will be careful to approve such an egoistic project in the future, saying that they want to build the tallest Dagoba or a minaret on Galle Face Green for the sake of ‘religious harmony’ which I am certain is  for a few people to get their names included in the Guinness Book of World Records.

You have to excuse me as I am still a rooky in this business of governing a country where, nepotism, lies, corruption, financial-scandals and frauds have been an every day affair in the culture among the past governments in Sri Lanka for a long time.  I have made mistakes trying to govern Sri Lanka, like appointing MPs that you had rejected in a democratic vote, and some I even appointed to the cabinet.    I now regret it as I am now been painted as a demagogue who cheated my way to grab power.   One learns by one’s own mistakes, and believe me I have and I promise you that it will not happen again.  

One last note as a plea to all of you who are living in Rajarata. I am very aware of your difficulties, but please don’t move away from your land.  I fear that it will make it difficult for me and my government, as the law of nature is that when there is a vacuum or an empty space it will get filled quite naturally by whatever means.  And in this instance, I am afraid  it will be filled by squatters or by  those who are maestros of ethnic cleansing by claiming that land to be part of their ‘motherland’.  So please do not move away as I promise you that I and my government will take care of your needs to begin by providing you all with rain-water harvesting tanks.  This will be my priority for 2017.” 

Mr. President, I will be eager to read or hear your end of the year State of the Union message of Sri Lanka.  If honesty is your forte, then I am certain that the above two pointers will be stated in some form of what I nave outlined.

Wishing you a year that will bring you Good and honest friends with real haloes over their heads, good health, good luck and strength to govern Sri Lanka with honesty.  And please don’t challenge the intelligence of your peoples as they are no fools even the ones who till the soil with a mamottee wearing a loin cloth knee deep in muddy water.

Subha Pathum,

 Asoka Weerasinghe (Mr,)

9 Responses to “End of the Year, the State of our Island of Sri Lanka 2016”

  1. drjagathv Says:

    ෆෙඩරල් සංහිඳියා නිරුවත .. ….්මේ ද්රෝහී ELAM ව්යවස්ථාාව This is the latest Yuthukama video on new constitution of the Separate Elam state. 19th December 2016. Click on ‘ 1 ‘ YOUTUBE COM icon to watch this most important presentation. https://youtu.be/pgV1gi82f08 .
    ෆෙඩරල් සංහිඳියා නිරුවත සම්මන්ත්රණය
    2016-12-19
    කොළඹ මහජන පුස්තකාල ශ්රවනාගාරය ෆෙඩරල් සංහිඳියා නිරුවත සම්මන්ත්රණය. Din’t you all see this yet? https://youtu.be/pgV1gi82f08 .

  2. Cerberus Says:

    Dear Mr. Weerasinghe, Thank you for drawing attention to the pathetic state of our economy and the people. Politicians everywhere including the great USA have the same type of politicians. They promise everything under the sun and the poor suckers believe them and vote them in. Once they are in all they do is to fill their miserable bellies with subsidized lunches and make enough money to last for the next 10 generations of themselves and all their kith and kin.

    In Sri Lanka instead of providing clean water for the poor people who are suffering from CKD they are importing LUXURY cars such as BMWs, Benzs, SUVs etc with tax-free permits and sell the permits and collect cool Rs. 25 million each. They are also going to get Rs. 100,000 each month for coming and eating and sleeping in parliament. These and other perks are offered to these uneducated louts by the Yahapalanaya so that they will rubber stamp all the anti-Sri Lanka legislation that RW is bringing up in parliament. To date, nothing has been done about the COPE report or the bond scam that cost the country so much money. Their modus operandi is to distract the people with all kinds of bogus allegations against the Rajapaksa’s and talk about projects that are still to materialize two years later such as port city, Volkswagen factory, and various other projects. Every day you see foreign Govts giving awards to our President while the PM goes Globetrotting to various meetings giving advice on how to run the world and then running to Hindu temples in India in fear for his life.

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    Sira let down his people in RAJARATA.

    He promised clean drinking water. Nothing has been done.

  4. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    TODAYS (23rd) ITN NEWS SHOWS A BROKEN DOWN WOODEN BRIDGE, WHICH PEOPLE OF FIVE VILLAGES USE. WE HAVE AN UPSTART, POLITICL EGOCENTRIC, EGOISTIC, BUFFOON SPENDING RS:-12 MILLION ON A GIANT CHRITMAS TREE.
    WHO GAVE THIS POLITICAL BUFFOON PERMISION TO BUILD THIS TREE ON THE GALLE FACE GREEN ? HE MUST BE THINKING THAT THIS IS HIS GRAND-MOTHERS REAL ESTATE. IF THE PRESIDENT HAS A SPINE, HE SHOULD STOP THIS IMMEDIATELY. SHAME THAT PM AND RAVI ARE COMPLICIT IN THIS REPREHENSIBLE PROJECT. THEY EVEN DISGRACED HIS GRACE THE COLOMBO ARCHBISHOP, MALCOLM CARDINAL RANJITH. FIRST COMES THE BUFFOON, THEN THE ARCHBISHOP. DISGUSTING.

  5. Fran Diaz Says:

    Kali Yuga kolang have begun – again !

    GoSL seems to say: “if they don’t have bread, let them eat cake”.

    In the present context GoSL seems to say : “If hungry for some decent food, look at the Galle Face X’mas Tree” !!!

  6. Ananda-USA Says:

    drjagathv,

    Thank you, I viewed the video you posted:

    කොළඹ මහජන පුස්තකාල ශ්රවනාගාරය ෆෙඩරල් සංහිඳියා නිරුවත සම්මන්ත්රණය. Din’t you all see this yet? https://youtu.be/pgV1gi82f08

    FRIGHTENING! That talk summarizes very well the impact of the 6 COPE committee reports I had read in detail.

    The new Constitution proposed by the 6 COPE committees dominated by separatist Tamils and other minorities is DESIGNED to DESTROY Sri Lanka as a UNITARY nation, and to SUBJUGATE its Sinhala Buddhist majority.

    And the TRAITOR in Chief … Palwatte Gamaralage Maitripala Yapa Sirisena, aka Aiyoooo Sirisena, is presiding over the DISSOLUTION of Sri Lanka as we know it!

    Every one of his acts was CAREFULLY CRAFTED to bring this about this DISASTER to his Motherland:

    1. The BACKSTABBING and OUSTING of MR,

    2. The DISMISSAL of SLFP leaders opposed to him on the eve of the General Election,

    3. The APPOINTMENT of Ranil as PM replacing an existing SLFP PM, and IGNORING MR from his own party,

    4. Allowing the TNA leader Sampanthan to be appointed as the Leader of the Opposition.

    Need I GO ON? TREACHERY MOST FOUL!

  7. Ananda-USA Says:

    drjagathv,

    Thank you, I viewed this video you posted:

    කොළඹ මහජන පුස්තකාල ශ්රවනාගාරය ෆෙඩරල් සංහිඳියා නිරුවත සම්මන්ත්රණය. Din’t you all see this yet?

    FRIGHTENING! That talk summarizes very well the impact of the 6 COPE committee reports I had read in detail.

    The new Constitution proposed by the 6 COPE committees dominated by separatist Tamils and other minorities is DESIGNED to DESTROY Sri Lanka as a UNITARY nation, and to SUBJUGATE its Sinhala Buddhist majority.

    And the TRAITOR in Chief … Palwatte Gamaralage Maitripala Yapa Sirisena, aka Aiyoooo Sirisena, is presiding over the DISSOLUTION of Sri Lanka as we know it!

    Every one of his acts was CAREFULLY CRAFTED to bring this about this DISASTER to his Motherland:

    1. The BACKSTABBING and OUSTING of MR,

    2. The DISMISSAL of SLFP leaders opposed to him on the eve of the General Election,

    3. The APPOINTMENT of Ranil as PM replacing an existing SLFP PM, and IGNORING MR from his own party,

    4. Allowing the TNA leader Sampanthan to be appointed as the Leader of the Opposition.

    Need I GO ON? TREACHERY MOST FOUL!

  8. dhane Says:

    Asoka you forgot to mention that this Tallest Christmas Tree on Galle Face had already created Guinness Book of World Records having built the last in the world open to public. Normally Christmas Trees completed & decorated 4 weeks before Christmas his “Yahapalanaya” cannot do anything correctly

  9. Christie Says:

    New Constituion proposals:

    Christie Says:
    December 24th, 2016 at 3:48 am
    මේක ඉන්දියානු ජඩයන් අවුරුදු සියයකට විතර ඉස්සෙල්ල පටන්ගත්ත වැඩේ ඉවරකිරීමක්.
    1927 මොහන්දාස් කරම්චාන්ඩ් නැමති ඉන්දියානු පරපෝසිතයා සින්හලයට පැමිනීම, 1951 බන්ඩ ලවා සින්හලයන් දෙකඩ කිරීම හා ඉන්පසු උන දේවල් වලින්ද සින්හලයන් තලා වල දැමීමයි මේ.
    This is the fruition of what India, Indian colonial parasites did to us almost over a century.
    In1927 the most celebrated Indian colonial parasite, who made his fortunes from black Africa and the most celebrated pedophile made a visit to the island.
    Then in 1951 the Sinhala body politic was divided by Banda,
    The rest is history.

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