An Open letter to the President Maithripala Sirisena.
Posted on February 24th, 2017

By Charles.S.Perera

Mr. President,

Chandrika Kumaratunga had said that when the political parties opposed to President Mahinda Rajapakse were to present a Common  Candidate of the Opposition for the Presidential elections of Janury,2015, she was requested to find a person likely to turn  traitor to the SLFP and willing to break rank with President Mahinda Rajapakse to be the Opposition Presidential Candidate.

Chandrika Kumaratunga had several choices, but she had to choose someone  easily malleable, less conversant in English ,agreeable  to their conditions, and will not be intelligent as to pry into the political manoeuvres that will be set up  by the Western and Indian secret services to change the Rajapakse regime and take Sri Lanka under the control of the friendly countries of the West, which was in fact a foreign agenda to which Chandrika  and Ranil were working. CBK was looking for a fall guy –a sucker….

She says that her choice was you, Mr. President. She argues that, if you as the Secretary General of the SLFP, would be a  traitor to the SLFP that made you a respected politician, and to the  President of the Party Mahinda Rajapakse who had great trust in you, it would  cause a rift in  the SLFP dividing  the party loyalists some to vote against Mahinda Rajapakse.

Chandrika says that you have a great  esteem for her and that you would not refuse any favour she would ask you. She says that she assured you that the western countries and India was with them and you have nothing to fear, and they wanted only your consent and the rest you could safely leave in their hands.

It is sad to tell you that she was looking  for a puppet, whose strings she will hold to make you dance to her tune. You perhaps now know that you are still a puppet and it is Chandrika and Ranil who hold the strings. You gave into them from the beginning,   to Chandrika through your blind respect and servility, and to Ranil through your gratitude for making you a President.

You were foolish to consent at the very outset to willingly give up the executive powers and be a one term President. For Chandrika, Ranil and even Mangala you were a  country bumpkin(godaya)  behind whose back  they could plan their strategies to carry out the agenda set out by America, European Countries and India.

It was very foolish to have given into CBK and Ranil and politically unintelligent late Sobhita Thero. Incidentally Venerable Sobhitha thero paid the price for betraying Sri Lanka, dying under mysterious circumstances after he explained his disappointment with the Yahapalanaya government he helped to setup.

You knew very well what CBK and Ranil are capable of , as it was you it is said who . handled the Commission report on Batalanda Torture Camp. You were also aware of the mayhem caused by Ranil signing the CFA with the terrorists leader Prabhakaran, and how many deaths it caused until it was rescinded by the President Mahinda Rajapakse.

You are responsible Mr President for all the sins committed by Ranil Wickramasinghe as it was you who made him, 29 times rejected by the people, a Prime Minister.

Mr. President please look around you , what are you in this Yahapalanaya setup. You are only looking after local ma           tters , trying hard to win over the hearts of the people. This government has done nothing for the country and the people since you were elected President on the

8th January,2015. Lot of disastrous decisions have been made by Ranil, Chandrika and Mangala, but you get to know of them only when you read the papers, when things have gone out of control and people begin to talk about the damages done by the Yahapalanaya Government.

While you make high sounding  Sinhala speeches about poisonless agriculture,  Chandrika, Ranil, Mangala make important statements to foreign press and foreign governments  that affect Sri Lanka’s global image. 

The biggest daylight Robbery the Bond Scam was done after a well planned scheme set up by Ranil, Ravi Karunanayake and Arjuna Mahaendran. You never asked Ranil your Prime Minister why he took over the administration of the Central Bank, when it had always been under the Minister of Finance. You never asked why they appointed a foreigner imported from Singapore as the Governor of the Central Bank.

And when theft” was completed and the whole world came to know about it, what did you do ?

You meekly asked your Prime Minister to remove Arjun Mahendran from the office of Governor of the Central  Bank. Ranil instead of removing him, appointed him as his financial advisor to create 10000 employments.

Why did you leave the matter at rest at that ?

Were you afraid of Ranil Wickramasinghe ?

Arjun Mahendran  the non-Sri Lanka is now under the protection of  Ranil Wickramasinghe working with his inner group of  financial planners- Paskaralingam, and  Charitha Ratwatte.

Mr.President , a good President should firstly be a good man. But Mr.President , you were very self centred  and egoist  therefore in order to become the President  you became a traitor to your own political party SLFP  that made you a politician. You  betrayed the trust  the President of the SLFP Mahinda Rajapakse placed on you as the General Secretary of the SLFP.

You are so revengeful Mr. President, you allowed Ranil Wickramasinghe to have his own police  the FCID to accuse and take in to custody on flimsy charges Rajapakses and their supporters.  Mr. President one cannot understand  why you have so much of  hatred to Mahinda Rajapakse, when he did no wrong to you, but it was only  you who wronged him, and that everyone knows.

You are not a good man, therefore, you are not a good President.

Mr.President, Chandrika,  Ranil and Mangala are Agents of the West. It is the West with instructions from the Tamil Dispora that want to weaken the armed forces , until it becomes discouraged and demoralised to the extent that it would not be equal to what it had been before to fight another terrorist resurgence.

Mr.President You are the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka, the Armed Forces are therefore directly under your charge. Then how is it that Officers of the Armed Forces;  specially those in the Intelligent section the backbone of the Armed Force are arrested by the FCID without your consent ? How is it that Chandrika makes criminal charges against the Armed Forces without your consent. ? How was it that Mangala Samaraweera sponsored the American Resolution against the Sri Lanka Armed Forces without having consulted you ?

Mr. President how was it that an Army Major and four soldiers were arrested over the abduction of the journalist Keith Noyahr by the FICD, just before the opening of  the Sessions of the Geneva UN Human rights Council. Was it to please the West and the Tamil Diaspora ?

Mr. President do you realise that you are being taken for a ride, and that the real political power in Sri Lanka is not centred around  you, but around  Chandrika, Ranil and Mangala who guide the mysterious hand that directs the destinies of Sri Lanka ?

Mr.President, while you are busy attending School prize givings and opening Museums in Temples. Chandrika and Mangala and even Wignesvaran are busy informing the Leaders of Western Governments or the foreign press on more important matters concerning the future of Sri Lanka.

Mr. President who really wanted a new Constitution ?

….Chandrika Kumaratunga  told a meeting with the Foreign Correspondents’ Association at her office in Colombo that the immediate priority, which the international community too agreed with, was to establish a National Policy on Reconciliation for which a new Constitution was necessary.”

Responding to a question she pointed out that there was ” no need for foreign judges, if our judiciary can do it properly. It is more important to enact a new constitution than get down judges from abroad.”

Chandrika Kumaratunga speaking to a Foreign Correspondent’s Association said, There is a lot of sexual abuse still going on by officials, even Tamil officials ……Even to sign a document, they abuse the women and of course some people in the (armed) forces” continue to commit sexual abuse. ”

Mr. President, it is not right that you allow this insults to your office by Chandrika Kumaratunga speaking to foreign correspondents to abuse our own Armed Forces of which you are the Commander in Chief.  She had  further said  that, …. some officers of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) had complained of attempts  by agents  of the Rajapaksa family of having attempted to bribe them with big sums of money, but they had refused the offers.”

This is a silly accusation without any proof. It is your duty to stop her make these false accusations, it is not her duty to do so.

Isn’t this washing dirty linen in public ?

Mr. President,  Chandrika Kumaratunga speaks like a woman in a fish market, which is an insult to our country,  more so as she had been a former President of Sri Lanka. It is in your own interest to ask her to guard her mouth” at least when speaking to foreign correspondents.  You are the President of the SLFP, Chandrika speaks as she is the boss”. It was reported that,

President Kumaratunga said the Joint Opposition which is rallying behind Kurunegala district MP and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa was splitting the SLFP and should be stopped.
“I sacked many people for much less than this (supporting another party) when I was the president of the party,” Kumaratunga told the Foreign Correspondents’ Association this week.
She said the Rajapaksa faction of the SLFP included the “biggest murderers and crooks” and they should be removed from the SLFP.”

Mr. President you should be the arbitrator to decide what is correct and what is not correct in even what the Prime Minister’s FCID is doing arbitrarily by arresting persons of previous government to perhaps please  the Prime Minister.  Wimal Weerawansa had been arrested and imprisoned for misuse of 46 vehicles,  where as Azad Sally at a TV interview said Lakshman Kiriella has taken 146 vehicles to Kandy for the use of his campaign workers, and no body has questioned this irregular use of government vehicles by Kiriella. Can their be two laws one for  the members of the Previous government and another for the members of Yahapalanaya ?

It had been the same with Rajitha Senaratne one of the most disagreeable men in the Yahapalanaya Cabinet. He asks  the FCID to go for the  big fish, when he himself is accused for corruption. A case filed against him by the JVP has not been  taken up for investigation. You should ask Senaratne to allow himself  investigated by the FCID for the accusations made against him.

Mr. President are you aware of extensive deforestation that is going on. What action are you going to take to stop this:

Specific instances of forest destruction and proposed deforestation by the Mahaweli Authority were brought into the spotlight by the Director of the Environment Conservation Trust (ECT), Sajeewa Chamikara.

Here are the areas under threat due to the Mahaweli L zone, according to him:

* In Mullaitivu, 6,000 acres of jungle, bordering the Andankulam Forest Reserve and the Kokilai Sanctuary are being cleared and destroyed. A majority of those who have got land in this area are big businessmen and not small farmers.

*  Nearly 32,000 acres of land in the Padaviya Forest Reserve are being cleared for potential development. This Forest Reserve covering 48,451 acres was declared by Gazette No. 1793/21 on January 18, 2013, but soon after, 31,875 acres were de-gazetted by Gazette No. 1808/4 on April 29, 2013. * Around 22,500 acres of forest in the Medirigiriya-Bisopura area have been handed over for development.

A few other areas where forest destruction is taking place:

* Around 20,000 acres of forests in Welikanda have been handed over to big businessmen for massive commercial cultivations.* Around 5,000 acres from the Karunkalipuram Forest Reserve have been released for the settlement of people.* There are major intrusions into the Proposed Elephant Management Reserve in Hambantota, in the form of large-scale soil excavation, metal-quarrying, setting up of solar power plants and commercial crop cultivations.

Mr.President , you are not informed of what is going on  in the country. You are not consulted  on major issues concerning Sri Lanka.

It is time you wake up and take action to reverse the situation in which Ranil-Chandrika-Mangala Samaraweera are progressively destroying and selling Sri Lanka to foreign countries.

Mr.President, now even the UN Special Rapporteur wants more land held by the armed forces released to Tamils, please speak and ask them to mind their own business without interfering into internal affairs of the Country. That is what President Mahinda Rajapakse told these interferers.

Mr. President please do not remain imprisoned in your inferiority complex, showing your gratitude to Ranil Wickramasinghe and your high esteem to Chandrika Kumaratunga. You should take over the reigns of government  now or you will never be able to save what remains of Sri Lanka, or else you too may perish with it.

Mr.President you should change your Prime Minister and form a new Government. You should bury your false pride and your hatred towards  Mahinda Rajapakse and his supporters. You can be the saviour of Sri Lanka which faces today the greatest danger in its history, a danger of  division both territorially and communally. It would be yours and Mahinda Rajapakse’s joint efforts that would help to regain Sri Lanka and bring back peace and security.

98 Responses to “An Open letter to the President Maithripala Sirisena.”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    Well said, Charles!

    Here is a PARA-GATHI former President, the Choura Rajina, defaming the Armed Forces she failed to protect and lead to VICTORY even when she was President.

    Driven by INSANE JEALOUSY of those who CAN DO and DID DO it, this apology of a leader has become a TOOL of Western Neocolonialists and the Separatist Tamil Diaspora and is trying to DEMOLISH THE ACHIEVEMENTS of the MR/UPFA government.

    What a SHAME! Not even love of one’s own Motherland and one’s own long suffering People can prevent this JEALOUS WOMAN from getting her pound of flesh from those who have SUCCEEDED where she abjectly FAILED!

    This is a classic example of IMMORAL UNPATRIOTIC behavior of an EGO-DRIVEN leader who demands honor and status based on HEREDITY and not on PERFORMANCE!

    Her REVERED long-departed PARENTS must be SQUIRMING in SHAME!

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    Also, ask Aiyooo Sirisena, the Yamapalaka President, why he replaced Asoka Pieris, a diligent honest public servant who transformed the Mineral Sands Corporation from a loss-making entity cutting cecques for politicians into a highly profitable well run state enterprise, with Maithri Senarathne of the State Coal Corporation who was dismissed from his post of Chairman for financial skulduggery!

    Is this the SUM TOTAL of Aiyoooo Sirisena’s Yahapalanaya?

    Aiyooooo Sirisena, Cheekaay Lajja Nathda??

  3. Sooriarachi Says:

    Your discription of Sirisena is that of an uneducated person with an inferiority complex, but ambitious to reach the top by hook or by crook. This is why he was chosen by Chandrika with the help of American a ‘Regime Change’ specialists.
    It is reported that he started life as a labourer and then a cleaner on a transport lorry but always worked like a slave for politicians, who eventually helped him to rise to this level, firstly by appointing him as a Grama sevaka, though without the required qualifications. Maitripala will do anything to remain in power. From the time he was elected he had violated the constitution on many occasions, broken all the solemn promises he gave to Ven Sobitha (whose sudden death baffles us but is a blessing for Sirisena and others in the ‘Yahapalanaya’ also referred to as ‘Jara-palanaya’) and the masses. He is now probably planning to do anything for the power brokers who put him to power, if he could contest the next Presidential elections. Sri Lanka is in for a bad period under our puppet President sirisena, with Ranil, Chandrika, Mangala, Sampanthan, Vigneswaran, Tiger separatists and Indian politicians pulling the strings.

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    Charles,

    These projects DAMAGE the environment BUT they have GOOD national security effects. SO DON’T STOP them.

    * In Mullaitivu, 6,000 acres of jungle, bordering the Andankulam Forest Reserve and the Kokilai Sanctuary are being cleared and destroyed. A majority of those who have got land in this area are big businessmen and not small farmers.

    * Nearly 32,000 acres of land in the Padaviya Forest Reserve are being cleared for potential development. This Forest Reserve covering 48,451 acres was declared by Gazette No. 1793/21 on January 18, 2013, but soon after, 31,875 acres were de-gazetted by Gazette No. 1808/4 on April 29, 2013.

    * Around 20,000 acres of forests in Welikanda have been handed over to big businessmen for massive commercial cultivations

  5. Ananda-USA Says:

    Oops!

    In my previous comment I meant to say Maithripala Gunaratne, NOT Maithripala Senaratne!

  6. Ananda-USA Says:

    Sooriyaarchchi,

    If Aiyoooo Sirisena started as a laborer and cleaner and attained the high office he holds now, he gets MORE respect not LESS from me.

    It is not his ORIGIN that IRKS ME, but his lack of honor in HOW he attained that high office (through backstabbing MR), and his lack of PATRIOTISM in joining hands with the enemies of his MOTHERLAND to undermine and destroy it!

    As they say, once the amudey is removed and the mud is washed off our bodies, we are indistinguishable from one another, except for the honorable content of our characters and the merit of our actions.

  7. Sarath W Says:

    I will not call him Mr President or even a Paraya dog because dogs are very loyal to their masters. This Gorakaya fellow is a real conniving, ungrateful and a power hungry traitor. Obviously no one thought he had any chance of beating Mahinda except Ranil, Chandrika and the election commissioner as they had the backing of USA, Raw and their European masters. This puppet My3 cannot go against his masters as they will expose the deal he made and the fortune he received to back stab Mahinda. He is going to pay dearly for ruining this beautiful country of ours and our gallant armed forces.

  8. Fran Diaz Says:

    Dark Times in Sri Lanka.

    Lanka needs PATRIOTIC, proven leaders, not those rejected by the People.

    Even the elected President is led by those rejected by the People.

    This is NOT Democracy !

  9. Christie Says:

    Hi Folks
    Sirisena is the Coolie of the Indian colony. Chandrika the Govenor and Ranil the Kankani.

    Send this letter to Modi the Great Emperor of the day.

  10. Hiranthe Says:

    Dear Patriots,

    Nothing else to say… Bottom line is:

    “Sirisena is the Coolie of the Indian colony. Chandrika the Govenor and Ranil the Kankani.

    Send this letter to Modi the Great Emperor of the day”

    Rightly said Christie….!!

    This maru sira is thinking he can fool people…. Listen to his speeches… All are just show.. no substance.. He thinks he can deliver… what a fool and he is making the whole nation a foolish nation….

    I hate his verbal diarrhea. he is all out to sell Mother Lanka for his personal gain….

  11. vyasan Says:

    But, all what have been said about Mr. President aside, I really doubt the words would have any effect on Mr. President even if he happens to read or told about them! In my opinion, MS, as a Village Official turned politician, would be more happy to be called Mr. President (or His Excellency!) doesn’t matter he has the real powers of that title or not, and as far as he concerned the title is enough (more than enough) for him!

  12. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    VYASAN !! WHAT ABOUT THE PESOS THAT GO WITH HIS TITLE. ? WHAT ABOUT THE ALLEGED KICK BACKS FROM ALL THOSE BANKS THAT ARE CENTRAL ? HE IS IN CLOVER. ANEY, THAT INNOCENT LOOK ! THOTHTHA BABA NEY.

    HIRANTHE !! YES, TYPICAL INDIGENOUS, VERBOSE, SINHALA VERBAL DIARRHEA.

  13. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    VYASAN !! WHAT ABOUT THE PESOS THAT GO WITH HIS TITLE ? WHAT ABOUT ALLEGED KICK BACKS FROM ALL THOSE BANKS THAT ARE CENTRAL. WHAT ABOUT THE SUPER LUXURY PERKS THAT HE ENJOY ? WHAT ABOUT HIS GLOBAL TROTTING ? MAHINDA DID NOT HAVE SUCH BENEFITS. HE IS IN CLOVER

    LAW OF KARMA IS CIRCLING ABOVE.

  14. Fran Diaz Says:

    Sri Lanka needs PATRIOTIC Leaders, not Agents for foreign agendas and local pocket fillers.

    Sri Lanka govt held STATE LAND is under ownership of ALL citizens of Lanka, and must be protected.

  15. RohanJay Says:

    @Fran Diaz Dark times for Sri Lanka. More like Dark times for the world. However there is a chink of light. With the Brits going for Brexit and Donald Trump elected President of the United States.
    However whats going on in Sri Lanka now is more or less a self inflicted wound from January 2015. Sri Lanka elected their own version of Donald Trump in 2005 called Mahinda Rajapaksha. While there are a lot of things wrong with Mahinda Rajapaksha the fact is he was a staunch nationalist. Like Trump is for the USA.
    However after six years of peace thanks to MR. He was voted out inexplicably. I thought Sri Lankans were smarter than that. People around the world like to denigrate Americans for their stupidity. But for once Americans cans say they are much smarter than their sri lankan counterparts. That too by Americans having to put up with their own mainstream lying media etc.
    So Fran Diaz, SL self inflicted itself their own dark times unnecessarily, through stupid thinking and not paying attention to whats really going on in the world. Unlike the American people who were trying to find out what was really going on in the world. Sri Lankan expatriates living in other countries like Australia, UK, Canada etc who should know better most were even worse in their stupidities and not living in the real world and it now shows now. Despite this I have great faith in Sri Lanka to recover.

  16. Fran Diaz Says:

    RohanJay,

    Thank you for your opinion.

    ———–

    Re Sri Lanka :

    Nearly 500 yrs of Colonisation (destruction of local values/culture, libraries, ‘divide & rule’ coming in), Cold War politics, Tamil Caste wars, local weaknesses have all combined to weaken Lanka. Peace has been sporadic and we all hope and pray a well deserved and permanent peace will come to Lanka.
    There are so many important issues to be resolved. We hope ALL PATRIOTS will get together and solve these problems. Time to stop the silly political/money Games which are thrown wide open for all to see …

    Re MR:

    Not allowed to continue due to a number of reasons however well he did for us all. The ‘Contain China’ program is just one of them.

    Re America :

    America was caught up protecting Europe, UK & Israel after WW II. All of Europe is sandwiched between Russia & the Middle East (with oil). As we all know, many conflicts that followed forced America the Peacekeeper to try contain them. Right now there is also job losses in America. The struggle now is to find some equilibrium.

  17. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    MR had 2 GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES to SCRAP 13 amendment. Had he done that he is still the president.

    Now it is GAME OVER for him.

    This is why I DEMANDED in 2014 that MR scrapped 13 amendment or get ready for his political end. He should have listened and SAVED himself.

  18. Lorenzo Says:

    Arresting WW was a TEST RUN. Govt. had success. NO protests. NO hartal. NO demands to release him. Now govt. will move to arrest MR (as ENDIA demanded very recently).

    I blame MR. He should have SCRAPPED 13 amendment and remained in power.

    LESSON: NO MATTER HOW NICE YOU ARE TO ENDIA, THOSE CUNNING COW URINE DRINKERS TILL SCRW YOU. DON’T TRUST THEM. STUMP THEM WHEN YOU CAN AND NEGOTIATE FROM A POSITION OF POWER.

  19. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    Scrapping of the 13-A is not allowed (yet). It is the ‘divide & rule’ from INDIA and other foreign countries. MR was not allowed to scrap the 13-A. He used it wisely up to a point during the time of his govt to have a powerful govt to do the war and good works.

    ———–

    A campaign of COMPASSION & KINDNESS from the top downward may work, for Lanka and the whole world ?

  20. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    So that means SL was part of ENDIA during MR’s time (and now). IF SL was independent we could scrap whatever law we want!!

    Why didn’t he say it?

    MR should have clearly said that SL was part of Endia and that’s why he could NOT scrap 13 amendment. Then people could have voted for someone to WIN INDEPENDENCE.

    I met MR in 2014 and asked WHY he cannot SCRAP 13 amendment. He said 13 amendment is now part of the constitution and it cannot be scrapped. I asked then how come the 2 term LIMIT on president was SCRAPPED? He didn’t reply.

    So going by Fran’s revelation, we need an INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT. An Endian relative cannot make SL INDEPENDENT from Endia!!

  21. Charles Says:

    Lorenzo How is it that your very dear Sirisena and Ranil are not scrapping the 13A ? Why not you ask your Sirisena to do it now ?

    Why keep harping on what MR did not do ?

  22. Ananda-USA Says:

    Charles,

    GREAT POINT!

    Oi Katussa (Lorenzo),

    Ask your dear Yamapalakayas Aiyoooo Sirisena and Ranil Wikunanasinghe to SCRAP the 13A without HARPING on MR not having done that!

    Now, HARP on why your Yamapalakayas are not doing it!

    To paraphrase

    “Ask not what MR could have done for his country,
    Ask what the Yamapallas Sirisena and Wikunanasinghe can do for their country!”

    LOL!

  23. Ananda-USA Says:

    Oi Katussa (Lorenzo),

    “I blame MR!” you intone piously!

    Not only did you BLAME MR, but you worked TO OUST HIM in the Presidential ELECTION!

    NOW, you are wailing “Maru SIRA FOOLED ME!” to creep back into the Patritic fold as a REFORMED MISLED man!

    POOR Katussa (Lorenzo), SUCH A THOTHA-BABA, misled by “Maru Sira”, Ranil Wikunanasinghe so EASILY!

    Here is my take on you: You were NOT MISLED, you were the one WHO MISLED OTHERS in the service of your EELAMIST Masters of the TGTE!

    The Primary Beneficiaries of the CURRENT POLITICAL FIASCO in Sri Lanka are the EELAMISTS!

    Sumanthiran is in GENEVA asking the UNHRC not to extend the period of compliance with UNHRC demands by 2 years!

    Wigneswaran is DEMANDING that the New Constitution include a Statement declaring the Northern and Eastern Provinces as Tamil Provinces and Tamil Homeland!

    Human Rights Watch is DEMANDING that LGBT rights on parity w
    Ith heterosexuals be included in the New Constitution! This ia of course supported by the TNA goons as another nail in the coffin of the Sinhala Buddhists! Only Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of the Roman Catholic Church has opposed this among the minorities!

  24. Ananda-USA Says:

    The reason why the Tamil Eelamists are so active now is to blackmail the Yamapalana Govt into giving into their demands, especially in drafting the New Constitution, BEFORE the NEXT ELECTION (local govt) after which they fear they will LOSE THE LEVERAGE they now have.

    Their take is that the Yamapslanaya, as currently constituted, will LOSE tte election, after which their chances for gaining their demands are significantly smaller!

    Expect to see many more trips by Tamil politicos to the West and to India in the coming months, and VERY FREQUENT VISITS by Western Ambassadors and their military contingents to Sri Lanka, all PRAISING the “democratic” progress made since Jan 8, 2015 IGNORING the basic DEMOCRATIC TENET that the rights of the MAJORITY should be protected!

    We, the Sinhala Buddhist majority of Sri Lanka, are not represented by the Yamapalanaya, and therefore, this government is NOT DEMOCRATIC AT ALL!

  25. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    We have to ask ourselves why it is that the Ranil led UNP led Yahap is having the ‘Crash & Sell’ Plan. Why is it that they are having in mind the following Plans, apart from the Central Bank scam :

    – ETCA
    – Sea tunnel to Tamil Nadu
    – 5,000 acres on 99 yr leases to foreigners
    – New Constitution, etc.

    All are unpopular moves, not yet implemented.
    The same goes for the 13-A. – Unpopular in Lanka, but it is yet there from 1987.

    This proves that RW/CBK/MS are all in the same boat as the MR govt. The Yahap govt has not yet removed the 13-A.

    If any govt can remove the 13-A at present, it is the INDIA/west Yahap govt.
    Agree with Charles & Ananda : We the People must ask the Yahap govt to remove the 13-A.

  26. Lorenzo Says:

    Charles,

    “Lorenzo How is it that your very dear Sirisena and Ranil are not scrapping the 13A ?”

    Good question with a SIMPLE answer.

    Because Sirisena’s party has ONLY 95 seats in parliament!! Out of that 51 are ANTI-SIRA. That leaves only 44 MPs for him. Sira is NOT the UNP leader.

    MR’s party had 160 seats in parliament.

    But IF Sira EVER tries to RELY on patriotic voters to win power again then we MUST demand him to SCRAP 13 amendment or get scrapped.

  27. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    AGREE with you except the last 2 sentences.

    ALL these DUMB plans are by RUN-NIL not SIRA.

    Sira has STOPPED all these MAD plans so far. He has been reasonable. You should understand that he has only 44 SLFP MPs in parliament out of 225. That is only 20%. He is doing all this with just 20%.

    IF MR and JO are little more CONSIDERATE and join him, then SL will be a much better place.

    But IF MR is gunning for the poor man’s blood then he has to rely on UNP dirt.

    I know Sira has BIG problems but we have to appreciate the good.

  28. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    MS is the glue that holds the Yahap together.
    The only good stuff he has done so far is to remove the Glyphosate and officially recognise the Sinhala past Heroes.

    All three, MS/CBK/RW are responsible for all that happens in Lanka now. CBK/RW have past records earning mistrust of the People of Lanka. RW & CBK have not been relected to their posts by the People. Why did MS take back these two past leaders with bad/poor records to high posts ?

    Look at the way the JO folk are falsely jailed and accused of various misdeeds, humiliated and harrassed, when the real culprits are walking around after scamming the country with the Central Bank Bonds and selling off State land etc.

    ———-

    We live in strange times now, where loyal people are punished and humiliated, and wily tricksters are used by foreign countries to gain entry into other countries.

  29. Fran Diaz Says:

    MR & JO cannot join MS as the MS/CBK/RW trio will then wag what little Opposition is left in Lanka to the trio’s misdeeds, and turn the whole govt into some sort of ONE Party rule. It is bad enough as it is.

    The Yahap has turned out to be a sort of Fascist/Sadist party. The Yahap believe in sqeezing the public off the little money they have (taxes, the British admin weapon !), and stuffing their own pockets with added perks !

    Why not have MS join MR ?

    ——

    Correcting error in previous entry : read as ” … have not been selected to their posts by the People.”

  30. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    “MS is the glue that holds the Yahap together.”

    How GOOD it is compared to CBK, RUN-NIL or someone else leading the country.

    We have to accept it was blunders of MR that defeated him. IF we still cannot accept that then MR has no chance of coming back to power. It is like SIRIMA. She REFUSED to accept she was at fault for RICE QUEUES, BREAD QUEUES, etc. and as a result she was NEVER able to win an election!! Blaming voters is like a businessman blaming his customers for not buying his goods.

    It could have been MUCH WORSE had a UNP president come to power.

    “The only good stuff he has done so far is to remove the Glyphosate and officially recognise the Sinhala past Heroes.”

    Removing glyphosate was a FOOLISH decision. The WORST decision by Sirisena.

    Glyphosate is NO MORE a harmful substance than mosquito coils, mortein spray, etc. RATANA fooled him to believe Glyphosate is bad but SLs now eat GLYPHOSATE LOADED RICE from Tamil Madu!!! Guess who is the BIGGEST rice importer?

    DUDLEY SIRISENA – Sira’s brother.

    What RATANA did was DESTROY the rice industry with the glyphosate ban and help his RAW bosses make BILLIONS. Finally Sirisena has KICKED OUT Ratana.

  31. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    You must also ACCEPT that SIRA paid more respect to VEN BELLANWILA WIMALARATHANA THERO than so and so (both baptised Catholics studied at STC) paid to MAHANAYAKA priests. When the Mahanayakas asked them NOT to do night races in Kandy they DISOBEYED. Youngest son is a Buddhist. An honourable man who is doing his MSc. A very bright man and a true gentleman. He HATES politics. A good singer too.

    Just stating FACTS as they are.

    I know Sira has his problems and he is FOOLISH without a BACKBONE. But when he does GOOD things we must hail him.

    UNP’s COPE KARU would have WON the presidential election EASIER than Sira. You may remember how hard I tried to DESTROY him in many forums and newspapers. Just imagine he becoming president!!! SL would be DOOMED by now.

    He doesn’t even allow time for JO MPs to talk in parliament. He refused to accept JO as a party and now he refuses to accept NFF as a party!! He allowed TNA to have the opposition leader. He rushed the OMP ACT illegally through parliament. Soldiers are arrested under this. IF he became president there is NO SL.

    Now UNP is trying to kill Sira and make COPE KARU the president. We have to save Sira not because he is GREAT but because the OTHER OPTION is worse.

    HATE and LOVE cannot make good decisions. DROP hate and DROP love and then you can make good decisions.

  32. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    I have no idea what goal you are trying to arrive at.
    I am thinking of the local people and their sense of Security and wellbeing.

    For me, MR made a far better PATRIOTIC leader than any of the others. He is loyal to the country and cares for the People, whatever group. Even his current opponents know that. Most Lankans including MR know that the present times are confusing and tough as the Big Powers are resetting their local and international goals.

    Let us drop the subject.

  33. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    “For me, MR made a far better PATRIOTIC leader than any of the others.”

    So you think DIFFERENT to MOST SLs.

    IF you are fed up of the DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM (as I have) you have to look at ways to govern SL without ALL POLITICIANS.

    Either voters should decide or they should not decide. You cannot have ONLY MR voters deciding SL’s future or ONLY Sanders’ voters deciding USA’s future.

    I had EXACTLY the same argument with someone named Kesh on Bernie Sanders. IF voters prefer Clinton to Sanders that is it. Too bad for you. Move on. IF VOTERS are wrong then ALL voters are wrong.

  34. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    Democracies are failing because the elections are being MANIPULATED, one way or another from within and even from outside.

    Democracies are failing because the PARTY SYSTEM divides a country. The emphasis is on the PARTY, NOT THE LEADER/S.

    I am not fed up (as you are) – I am only disappointed that ways have not been found yet to have fair elections to show the ‘Will of the People’ to choose the best leaders, which wish is diverse due to diverse groups.

    For Democracy to work, the LEAST diversity is best. That is why it works in Japan, some of the European countries, etc.
    Therefore, PATRIOTISM must be in the number ONE aim for ANY politician.
    PATRIOTISM is the ONLY binding factor for diverse societies as in Lanka & America.

    What is PATRIOTISM ?

    It is putting the Country & the People first in all ways, before any other factor.

    In earlier times and even now in some schools, Sri Lankan children have been taught to be loyal and even Patriotic to Colonisers. THIS is what is unacceptable.

    Some sort of Friendship with former Colonisers is possible.

    I disagree about RW/CBK being able leaders.
    They are both damaged, for various reasons, and earlier leaders now rejected by the People of Lanka. Why are they still at the top in Lanka ?

    I do not like exchanges with you as you take words I have written to Lankaweb and twist them to suit your views. I have said so earlier too.

    Let us stop this exchange now.

    —————

    Suggestions to make Democracy work :

    * We propose that PATRIOTISM as the top need for any citizen be TAUGHT in all schools.

    * We propose that HONESTY is taught to children at a young age to Respect Human Life and to act in a Co-operative manner in society, not competitiveness, as taught by Colonists. Rewarding Honesty & Co-operative action in schools ought to be the norm.
    * Teaching of Meditation at a young age helps smoothen social interaction and promotes Wisdom.

  35. Charles Says:

    Lorenzo I agree with Fran as many Sri Lankans when he said “For me, MR made a far better PATRIOTIC leader than any of the others.”

    You do not think like wise, because you worked for MRs defeat. You have no Sri Lankan Buddhist values, because it is they who are real patriots. You can cry from tree tops about your patriotism but it is questionable.

    Sirisena won with Tamil and Muslim votes (Catholic and UNP block vote). Both Tamils and Muslims have a distorted idea of patriotism. They will be patriots only the day when they can say we accept the Sinhala as the majority and we are willing to work with them, respect their culture , their language, their historic belonging to the Island, and above all uphold the unitary Sri Lanka, no part of it belongs to any other civilization it is wholely a country of the Sinhala, and the Tamils and Muslims share it as citizens we welcome. Unless they respect these they are enemies of Sri Lanka. Lorenzo you have nothing to give to the Sinhala Buddhists outside or within this forum.

    I do not know why Lankaweb thinks, what you say is important.

  36. Fran Diaz Says:

    We agree with Charles.
    Thank you, Charles !

    ———–

    Unless all the citizens of Lanka have that PATRIOTISM, then Separatism will bring in more civil unrest, civil war and even types of colonisation.

    PATRIOTISM a must for us all to evolve into a better, happier, healthier, prosperous space ……

    Alternative is neo-Colonisation.

  37. Fran Diaz Says:

    We invite all in Lanka to become PATRIOTS !

    Welcome to Peace & Happiness, Good Health & Prosperity !
    You too, Lorenzo.

  38. Randeniyage Says:

    “For us, MR made a far better PATRIOTIC leader than any of the others.”

    Is this the definition of “patriotism” in “Lankaweb” ? Certainly it is WRONG, because it means MR was given the PATRIOTIC lable by default.

    “I do not know why Lankaweb thinks, what you say is important.”

    Is this a statement implying that Lorenzo’s comments should not appear in Lankaweb ?

    I am still learning to behave here and confused what kind of comments are allowed which are not.

  39. Ananda-USA Says:

    Dear Fran,

    I have been following your debate with Katussa (Lorenzo) with interest to see how you will cope with his devious tactics.

    As you have noted, he will twist your words and exploit them to support his biases.

    Another strategy he uses is to NEVER acknowledge his errors and the invalidity of his arguments when they are exposed. Instead he will latch onto some irrelevant side issue to change the subject. And so it goes on and on without end, with his opponent kept busy countering his new positions without ever getting closure on the original issue.

    Thereby, he achieves his end, which is to throw as much mud at patriotic leaders without facing a challenge that disproves him, or holds him accountable for his allegations.

    After the last Presidential election, when he sloly metamorphosed into an Anti-Sirisena “pseudo-patriot” I had a hard time getting him to acknowledge and admit his sustained criticism of MR leading upto the Presidential election. He, like other EELAMISTS, think all Sinhalese are Modayas who forget the past, and repeat their new positions incessantly no matter what they had said in the past to support diametrically opposite positions with equal conviction.

    Finally, I BLUDGEONED him into admitting his fabricated propaganda program against MR and his support for Sirisena for whom he has now coined the name “Maru Sira” to cement his corroded patriotic credentials.

    Twisting in agony, then he charged “I have a “democratic” right to change my views that you are trying to DENY ME” and he wailed “Maru Sira FOOLED ME!” in his own defense!

    So, here we have a LYING EELAMIST PROPAGANDIST, and a Self-admitted FOOL who can be misled by the Yamapalana Kalliya? Which is he? A FOOL who should be IGNORED, or a DEDICATED EELAMIST TRAITOR? I believe he is the latter!

    AT LEAST I got him to FINALLY ADMIT his unpatriotic position turning against MR and the ABSOLUTE LIES he posted at LankaWeb in pursuit of MR’s OUSTER,which is something he would rather have us forget.
    I have not, and will not let him off that hook and off the CROSS to which I have FIRMLY NAILED him!

    In your debates with Lorenzo, I suggest that you keep refocusing on, and returning to, the original issue, and battering him with your logical arguments on that one issue until he either admits defeat, or drops out! Don’t let him sidetrack you with irrelevant red herrings drawn across the trail!

    Unfortunately, being the gentle person you clearly are, in affition to logocal arguments, you are unwilling to use to verbal weapons necessary to bludgeon him into the ground as I do! This is war of a different kind, and lethal weapons are often necessary as Anagarika Dharmapala and the Buddhist priests in the Panadura Debates weilded against the Colonialists!

    You are doing a terrific job defending our Motherland, Fran! May the Trividaratnaya bless and protect you always!

  40. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    What you say is CONTRADICTORY.

    You say,

    “Democracies are failing because the elections are being MANIPULATED, one way or another from within and even from outside.”

    Then you say,

    “Democracies are failing because the PARTY SYSTEM divides a country. The emphasis is on the PARTY, NOT THE LEADER/S.”

    Which is TRUE?

    You have to be CLEAR of the PROBLEM to resolve it. IF ELECTIONS are manipulated that is one thing. IF the PARTY SYSTEM is the fault that is another thing.

    IF BOTH are faulty then we have to get rid of BOTH elections and parties FOR SOMETIME UNTIL WE FIX THEM!! That is my position.

    So logically you have arrived at MY position though you REFUSE to accept it. MOST SLs agree with me that the POLITICAL PARTY SYSTEM and MONEY DRIVEN ELECTION MANIPULATION are running SL.

    I also noticed you have NOT disputed anything I said about MR.

  41. Lorenzo Says:

    Charles,

    “I do not know why Lankaweb thinks, what you say is important.”

    Because we are not in North Korea or Saudi Arabia.

    Because I want you and the 2 others with you to UNDERSTAND why MR LOST and HOW a Rajapaksha can WIN again by CORRECTING. IF you think there is NOTHING to correct then like Sirima they have NO chance to come back to power.

    6,200,000 people MOSTLY SINGHALA BUDDHISTS thought like me and voted for Sirisena.

    12 million people voted for MR and My3. MR won 500,000 votes from TAMIL ONLY NORTH, BATTI where there are NO Singhalese and from other TAMIL MUSLIM majority areas. Tamil and Muslim votes should be only 2.5 million for My3. That means 3.7 million Singhalese voted for My3. Why don’t you blame them?

    I’m born half Tamil and Anglican. I can’t change that. I can still be a PATRIOT. How many Tamil Christian patriots SL had?

    1. Lakshman Kadir
    2. Jeyaraj Fernandopulle
    3. Air force PVW winner Muthupulle (HIGHEST heroism award for ANY SLAF)
    4. Army commander Mutukumaru
    5. Angelo Matthews
    6. Tamara Kunanayagam
    7. Alfred Duraiappah
    8. SSP Bastianpillai
    9. Sam Thambimuttu
    10. Arun Thambimuttu

    So I STRONGLY DISAGREE that “You have no Sri Lankan Buddhist values, because it is they who are real patriots.”

    IF your criteria of a PATRIOT is someone who vote for MR, then by AUGUST 2015 MOST Buddhist voters were NOT patriots!!

  42. Lorenzo Says:

    USA,

    I’m NOT attached to ANY politician.

    There are NO ALL WEATHER good politicians.

    When Sirisena does BAD I call him MARU SIRA. When he does GOOD I call him My3.

    There was a man named AHINSAKAYA (meaning innocent guy). But when he went chopping fingers of people he became ANGILIMALA (finger necklace). When he once again became a good person he became SOVAN (man in heaven).

    Then there was a man named GAMUNUI. When he sent a panty to his father for refusing to fight Ellalan he was called DUTUGEMUNUI. When he killed Ellalan and unified SL he was called MAHARAJA GAMUNUI (great king Gamunui).

    So what is the problem?

  43. Lorenzo Says:

    Charles,

    I feel hurt by this statement. I even cried!! I feel excluded.

    “You have no Sri Lankan Buddhist values, because it is they who are real patriots.”

    Look Charles, I’m proud of what I am. I CANNOT be Singhala or Buddhist because I’m born different. It is NOT my fault. It is NOT a fault at all.

    IF you are a true Buddhist please RETRACT this statement and apologize.

  44. Fran Diaz Says:

    Ananda,

    Thank you for your advice and kind words of appreciation !
    Fortunately, for Sri Lanka, most people are PATRIOTS. However, they are the silent majority.

    ———

    Lorenzo,

    There is no contradiction here.
    Both are valid reasons for failure of Democracy.
    PATRIOTISM is the ONLY answer. Then Democracy will work.
    Close my case.

  45. Fran Diaz Says:

    Ananda,

    You and Charles carry the Flag high for which we give heartfelt thanks !

    Live long and prosper, dear Patriots.

  46. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    HOW TO DO IT?

    There are NO patriotic politicians in SL.

    We have to FIX the election system. FIX the constitution (scrap 13 amendment). FIX politicians. FIX the economy. And FIX patriotism in MORE people.

    ONLY proven and GOVERNANCE-CAPABLE patriots are the MILITARY and the SANGHA. Only they can FIX SL.

    We must give them a chance.

    IF you still hope a politician can do it then you will never get it. And then you go on to abuse the word patriots!!

    All your patriots are NATO members! What a TRAGEDY!!

  47. Lorenzo Says:

    There are 4 kinds of SLs.

    1. Those who LOVE SL ONLY – TRUE PATRIOTS
    2. Those who LOVE SL and MR – HYBRID PATRIOTS
    3. Those who LOVE MR ONLY – NATO PATRIOTS
    4. Those who don’t love ANY of the 2 – TRAITORS

  48. Charles Says:

    You think that you are the most intelligent of commentators. Leave the Military and Sangha alone. Military which had done the maximum it could do for which this government which makes heros of the rebels of 1818, are taking the military heroes of today to court for war crimes. Sabhitha thero who led the Yahapalanaya died under very mysterious circumstances like Venerable Soma thero.

    You are unable to understand the greatness of a National Leader like Mahinda Rajapakse, and you are trying to teach us patriotism.

  49. Fran Diaz Says:

    We agree with Charles.

    ———

    The enormous sacrifices made by Pres MR (and Gota, who narrowly escaped assassination by the LTTE), will be etched in our Hearts forever. They are true PATRIOTS and saved the People & the Country in our hour of need. A few people around them may have been not so good, but that cannot be helped.

    We do not use the word ‘PATRIOT’ for LEADERS easily. PARIOTISM is felt deeply in one’s Heart, and lasts a lifetime. It is a deep feeling of caring for the Country and the People, and that goes beyond easy words.

    It is time for ordinary folk all over the world to aspire to be PATRIOTIC toward their own countries first, and also care about the outside world too, if at all possible.
    Time for all wars to stop, and excessive Greed and all Fear go away, forever. Needs first, no need for Greed.

  50. Fran Diaz Says:

    When a LEADER is truly PATRIOTIC, ordinary citizens FEEL it. There is no denying it. Such leaders carry a certain PRESENCE around them and the vast numbers of the masses feel it and respond – there is no denying this feeling. Some jealousy and envy may be felt by a few people ….

    As in some other places, stripping Lanka of Lanka’s truly PATRIOTIC leaders and putting Puppets in place, is part of the foreign Games, it seems. We hope this stops, soon.

    Sat Yuga may dawn soon. The alternative is too horrible to even think about.
    The motto on the INDIAN flag says “Truth Wins”. Let us fervently hope so.

  51. Charles Says:

    Fran ,

    These critics of MR today are lving , breathing and criticising thanks to Mahinda Rajapakse. If he was not elected President in 2005, what would have become of Sri Lanka. We can see from what is taking place with Yahapalanaya Sri Lanka under any other leader since 2005 would have been territorially separated and the terrorism would have continued.

    These Critics of MR cannot compare the present Yahapalanaya with the period MR was the President.

    MR had terrorism to deal with, there was interference from the west to stop the war against terrorism, he could not trust any one( thanks he had Gotabhaya to entrust the military and the war against terrorism), economy was in shamble, oil prices were unbearably high, India even refused to sell arms and ammunition, there was no consumer commodities, cost of living was very high, there were bombs exploding every where, Gotabhaya was nearly killed, MR’s own life was not safe.

    But yet he was able to fight terrorism, make new diplomatic relations with other countries, build the infrastructure, never kept the people in want, he even sent food to the north and east knowing that most of it would be pilfered by the terrorists. GPS was withdrawn, Europe refused to purchase our fish. Despite all that by 2014 Sri Lanka was accorded a middle income status. Economy was well managed. We had surplus in paddy, corn and even soya beans. Pipe water and light was provided every where in Sri Lanka including the North and East. Health service was well maintained. He organised IT education. He built schools and Hospitals. Built harbours and even an airport. There was peace stability, and security. He kept the TNA and Tamils at bay without allowing them to divide the people and the country.

    Can we compare Mahinda Rajapakse to any leader then and now ?

    Mahinda Rajapakse did not rob any thing. He would not have because one thing he had in mind was to do his best to Sri Lanka. He did not dissolve Parliament 2 years before because he was frightened of paying the debts he had taken. He was managing the debt payment very well and the lending Nations and IMF was quite satisfide.

    He had no time to do other essentials such as removing the 13A and reorganising the political system. That was why he wanted to stay on for a further period of time to complete what he had started.

    Do you not think that it is MR that can even now put things right if he is given a chance ?

    May be it is too late now Sri Lanka is already not what it was under Mahinda Rajapakse.

  52. Ananda-USA Says:

    Charles,

    Your comment to Fran is absolutely correct!

    Mahinda Rajapaksa was the most ABLE, JUST, EFFECTIVE and PATRIOTIC leader we have had since independence, hands down!

    He was ousted only because some of our own Sinhala Buddhist Modayas fell prey to the incessant chanted allegations of corruption by those who had been richly bribed by foreign powers and the Tamil Diaspora.

    They forgot the peril they escaped from, and joined hands with the enemies of our Motherland among the minorities (Tamils, Muslims, Christians, foreign funded NGOs) forgetting that it is these very same traitors who had supported terrorism of the previous 30 years!

    Clearly, there is a some among us Sinhala Buddhists who lack the brains to analyze, and the memory to remember, what happened in the recent past, and who rescued us from those perils!

    They don’t have any intellectual ability to objectively compare and contrast available options in the light of historical evidence, and make the best choice even in their own selfish interest!

    When two choices loom, they are unable to differentiate between a mountain and a molehill! They have to fall into the same hole AGAIN and suffer from it AGAIN, before they realize they have made the same mistake AGAIN!

    This is the STATE we are in now! As a people, we seem condemned to take ONE step forward and TWO steps back!

    How can we consistently progress and catch up with the rest of the world with STUPID people like these Sinhala Modayas dragging us back?

    They DESTROY the ABLEST and MOST PATRIOTIC of our leaders with their MONUMENTAL INGRATITUDE and STUPIFITY by opening the doors to our enemies to INVADE & RULE us!

    It was so in 1815, and it was repeated, 200 years later, in 2015!

  53. Fran Diaz Says:

    Dear Charles,

    I agree with all you say here, and many Millions in Lanka will agree too. Thank you.

    ————-

    It is the sense of HONOR & PATRIOTISM that is lacking from other present day leaders.
    As a token of appreciation for all Mahinda did for Lanka, I recall with a sense of relief that all the present day leaders greeted Mahinda to the new Parliament when he was elected MP of the Kurunegala District.
    It was a beautiful moment when this event happened !

    I think some type of neo-Colonisation took over after Yahap govt came in. The feeling of Independence and Security for masses of Lanka, giving Buddhism due place and respect, sane management of fiscal matters, growth in the right direction, etc., disappeared with the arrival of the new govt. The worst was the placing of mischief done by Yahap on the past MR govt. How childish ! How diabolical !
    Today, Lanka appears to have a dead Parliament with two earlier rejected leaders RW/CBK at the top, the whole ineffective govt. glued together by Pres MS.
    “Crash & Sell” UNP Plan by RW still going on course, inspite of two massive Central Bank bond scams by RW elected Governor of the Central Bank, thrown wide open for the public to see.

    What strange times we live in ! We wonder what DS, Dudley, JRJ, Premadasa, and other great leaders of the UNP who were loyal to the country and the people, would say about the UNP under RW of the present day ?

  54. Ananda-USA Says:

    Charles,

    In promoting a Military+Sangha solution Katussa (Lorenzo) is ONCE AGAIN trying to destroy two of the MOST PATRIOTIC PILLARS of Sri Lanka by PITTING them against the ordinary people.

    As you quite rightly state, the Military should stay out of civilian governance. If they enter politics, they will become corrupted by it, and lose the nearly universal love and respect they currently have among the people.

    The role of the Military is to defend the nation against its enemies WHEN ORDERED TO DO SO by the ELECTED civilian GOVERNMENT that reflects the will of the people. It is not for the Military to DECIDE TO ACT on its own without such an order.

    When dangerous political situations like that spawned by the current Yamapalanaya government arises, it is UP TO THE CIVILIAN PEOPLE to solve it through democratic means.

    It is not for the Military to try to solve it by forceful means, which will inevitably pit them against the very people they are supposed to protect.

    An essential COROLLARY of that stand against military intervention in civilian governance is that the PEOPLE MUST ALSO ACT in return to DEFEND & PROTECT the Armed Forces from UNPATRIOTIC and UNJUST ACTS of a hijacked government.

    The Armed Forces are our sons and daughters, our fathers and mothers, our family and friends; they CANNOT & MUST NOT be allowed to be demonized, labelled separately and isolated from us, and thrown to the wolves by an UNPATRIOTIC TREACHEROUS GOVERNMENT!

    The Buddhist Sangha, on the other hand, has from times immemorial, been involved in the governance of Sri Lanka, and even joining in its military defence after divesting themselves of their robes. So it must remain even today. But in exercising their enormous influence on the minds of our people, they must adhere to the traditional Buddhist Principles and Patriotism that has historically guided their predecessors in Sri Lanka!

  55. Lorenzo Says:

    Charles, I don’t think I’m the most intelligent! I’m AVERAGE just like MOST SLs – 6.2 million of them.

    I appreciate the GOOD done by MR but MR was UNABLE to save SL from 13 amendment, Endian economic invasion, Vigneswaran, KP, Mervin, etc.

    Why? Because we are dealing with a BIGGER MONSTER left by the British. Do you think Dutugemunui, Vijeybahu, Parakramabahu, etc. could have done even 10% of what they did if we had DEMO-CRAZY? NO! UNP will stab SLFP and SLFP will stab UNP and nothing will happen. One group will join CHOLAN to win power and then the next group will join them to win power.

    Earlier you told be to LEAVE Buddha and Buddhism aside. Now you say LEAVE the military and Sangha aside.

    There is NO SL without BUDDHA, BUDDHISM, and SANGHA (3 NOBLE TRIPPLE GEM) and the MILITARY (guardian gods)!! We need those to RULE SL (at least temporarily) not politicians.

  56. Lorenzo Says:

    USA,

    “As you quite rightly state, the Military should stay out of civilian governance. If they enter politics, they will become corrupted by it, and lose the nearly universal love and respect they currently have among the people.”

    REALLY?

    1. Do you know about history of SL?

    Ever heard of Dutugemunui, Vijeybahu, Parakaramabahu, etc.? Weren’t they MILITARY men too?

    2. How about GA CHANDRASIRI, MOHAN (governors of north and east), GR, Sarath Weerasekara? Not only they are MORE SUITABLE to govern, they are a CLASS ABOVE all other politicians!

    3. And you have no problem KARUNA AMMAN, Pillayan, etc. entering governance!!

    4. You have no problem ASTROLOGERS making all political decisions?

    Please USA, give SL a chance. Demo-crazy was a BRITISH leftover to keep SL poor and divided. We need PATRIOTIC and CAPABLE leaders who have saved SL ONCE to save it again.

  57. Charles Says:

    To hell with the 6.2 million voters. I have nothing to explain to those who do not say franckly where they stand. Dishonesty, hipocrasy, backstabbing are the ways of the enemies we have arround us repeating like manthra army and the Sangha….. that is enough and we are not swayed by this lunacy.

  58. Lorenzo Says:

    Backstabbing is part of party politics. Between parties and even within the same party.

    Our preference vote battle is a HUGE internal party backstabbing frenzy.

    Look at the SLFP leader.
    In 2006 the then SLFP leader CBK was backstabbed.
    In 2015 the then SLFP leader MR was backstabbed.
    In 2020 the SLFP leader My3 will be backstabbed.

    IN COMPARISON, has the MILITARY backstabbed its OWN, has the SANGHA backstabbed its own and have they backstabbed each other? NO.

  59. Fran Diaz Says:

    Don’t fall for fuzzy logic !

    It’s something like saying that the cooks at our favorite restaurant can cook well and knows how to use knives, and will therefore make a great surgeon for the local hospital.

  60. Lorenzo Says:

    You call the MILITARY CHEFS in a restaurant and the PARLIAMENTARIANS surgeons in a hospital?

    That is FUZZY logic!

    (I would agree if MPs are PATIENTS in the hospital.)

    The MILITARY has DEDICATED, DISCIPLINED, PATRIOTIC, LESS CORRUPT, EDUCATED, TRAINED, LEADERS.
    The SANGHA has DISCIPLINED, EDUCATED, LESS CORRUPT, PATRIOTIC, PEACEFUL, HUMANITARIAN MONKS.

    The PARLIAMENT has UNEDUCATED, CORRUPT, BACKSTABBING, ROWDY, POLITICIANS.

    Which is best for governance?

    Look at the CONTRAST when SL was governed by the MILITARY (KING WAS AT THE FRONT IN WAR) AND THE SANGHA. SL was known as the GRAINERY OF THE EAST, PEARL of the Endian Ocean, Dharmadeepa, meditation, a woman could wear jewellery and walk from MATARA to JAFFNA safely.

    Look at now when POLITICIANS run the country – FAILED STATE, BAD CORRUTION RANKING, POOR, TERRORISM, BACKSTABBING, UNDER-DEVELOPED, HEROIN, KASIPPU, CONSPIRACY, VIOLENT, a woman can’t step outside her house.

    Which one do you prefer?

  61. Ananda-USA Says:

    Katussa (Lorenzo),

    You try to exploit SL’s history to suit your own ends, but your statements are BASS-ACKWARDS in that they MISS the essential differences between SL’s past and present modes of governance.

    THE PAST:

    When Sri Lanka was ruled by SOVEREIGN individuals called monarchs, they claimed their sovereign authority by right of DESCENT from other sovereign monarchs, or by right of CONQUEST. The kings were sovereign, and the people were supposed to OWE unquestionting loyalty to their sovereign. Some, as in European countries, claimed that right to be of DIVINE origin, and ordained by God.

    The rights and privileges of monarchs obviously stem from older concepts of tribal leadership by chiefs extending through millenia and expanded in scope through conquest. In most cases, the monarchs allied themselves with religious leaders to stabilize and preserve their hold on the people.

    Most Sri Lankan monarchs were good, some others were excellent, and ruled largely to the benefit of their people. But a few were bad monarchs who failed to win that loyalty, and they usually came to grievous ends through rebellions led by nobles or by the common people themselves.

    Since a monarch was supposed to defend and protect their people and their country as a primary benefit they conferred on their people, by necessity they had to be good military men, or had to command the loyalty of generals in their service who were better military men than themselves.

    THE PRESENT:

    In CONTRAST, in today’s DEMOCRATIC form of governance, the PEOPLE as a whole. not their leaders, are SOVEREIGN. Today’s leaders govern by the CONSENT of the people, and NOT BY INHERITED or DIVINE RIGHT.

    A SOVEREIGN people are the MASTER of their Armed Forces they themselves created, to preserve and defend their freedoms and rights at their command, but not on their own without orders. Those commands are given to the Armed Forces through an ELECTED Government that represents the people who elected and empowered them. Ultimately, both the GOVERNMENT and the ARMED FORCES must defer to the SOVEREIGN PEOPLE.

    You are advocating that the Armed Forces INDEPENDENTLY take it upon themselves to decide that they know what is best for the masters, the SOVEREIGN CITIZENS, they are duty bound to serve, and that they should act according to their own interpretations of the intent and benefit of the citizens.

    That stands the DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM upside-down upon its HEAD, and makes the Armed Forces the SOVEREIGN rather than the SOVEREIGN citizens of the country as a whole that they are supposed to serve.

    History abounds with instances of Armed Forces that executed coup-de-etats presumably in the service of their people, only to become despots themselves.

    You either suffer from multiple-personalities including those of a wailing anti-corruption democrat on the one hand, or violent terrorist on the other. At times, you are all in arms against corruption and violence, as you were while campaigning against MR. At other times you advocate military coup-de-etats to bring down the democratic system, white-vanning and murdering people without trial, and using banned weapons like THERMOBARIC BOMBS against the LTTE!

    If some of the weapons you advocated using against the LTTE had been used today, there would be far more charges today against the Sri Lanka Armed Forces in Geneva.

    The one common thread is that you are extreme in everything you propose, no doubt with the objective of pushing the Sinhala Buddhist community of Sri Lanka from the FRYING PAN into the BURNING FIRE!

    Although you would like to POSE as a SMART individual, you are NEITHER SMART nor WISE!

    By you own abject ADMISSION you are EITHER a CONGENITAL IDIOT easily MISLED by the Yamapalakayas, or a BIG-MOUTHED EELAMIST PROPAGANDIST trying desperately to earn your pittance from the TGTE with immature shallow comments without basis or substance.

    I am convinced that you are a SANE but IMMATURE EEELAMIST PROPAGANDIST trying to sow MAXIMUM CONFUSION among the PATRIOTS!

    GO AWAY Katussa(Lorenzo)! We don’t need advice from an EXPOSED TRAITOR like you hopping from one place to another like a Katussa to avoid being cornered and crushed!

  62. Ananda-USA Says:

    We don’t really care whether Katussa (Lorenzo) is a Tamil Anglican, or is a Sinhala Buddhist, or ANY OTHER VINTAGE!

    We only care about the HISTORY of his ACTIONS at LankaWeb, his changing policies and principles as it ADVERSELY affects the welfare of our Motherland.

    However, given that he has VOLUNTARILY CHOSEN to declare and identify himself as an Anglican Tamil,

    What could be MORE LUDICROUS than a self-declared Anglican PRESUMING TO PREACH Buddhist Virtues to us Buddhists?

    What could be MORE LUDICROUS than a Tamil PRESUMING TO PREACH the Virtues of the Sinhala Monarchy to us Sinhalayas?

    Come on, Katussa (Lorenzo) ….. GIVE US BREAK… and accept that we Sinhalayas have a modicum of COMMON SENSE!

    Your ENDURING PROBLEM is that your HISTORY of DEVIOUSNESS cannot be ERASED; it must be ENDURED!
    That is what happens when you have a BIG-MOUTH that is too BIG for your own GOOD!

    ENOUGH MACHIAVELLIAN HYPROCRISY!

  63. Lorenzo Says:

    USA,

    The point is DEMO-CRAZY as it is DOES NOT work for SL.

    SL CON-STITUTION is a mess with WILLY-NILLY amendments done by all including Endians. The country cannot GO FORWARD with this MESS.

    This has to be FIXED. It will take about 1 year MAX. But politicians (who are products of this same MESSED-UP SYSTEM) cannot FIX it. They don’t even try! MR changed constitution to allow him president for life. Sira scrapped it. Everyone just changes the CON-STITUTION as they wish!!

    Who do you think CAN do it? The MILITARY and the SANGHA (includes representatives from other MAJOR faiths as well).

    Your beloved USA has a CON-STITUTION done by FOREFATHERS. The closest SL can get is the MILITARY and the CLERGY (SANGHA).

    MY ETHNIC and RELIGIOUS background does not matter!! Don’t get into RACISM. It will not take you anywhere in SL. USA, yes. SL, no.

    My support for Buddhism is ONLY because SL’s existence is INTRICATELY tied to Buddhism and Singhala.

  64. Ananda-USA Says:

    Katussa (Lorenzo),

    Didn’t you understand what I wrote?

    I said “We don’t really care whether Katussa (Lorenzo) is a Tmail Anglican, or a Sinhala Buddhist, or ANY OTHER VINTAGE”.

    Does that sound as if I said your ETHNIC or RELIGIOUS background matters? I said it DOES NOT!

    So, why are you still trying to DEBATE IT and bring RACISM into it?

    That is why I say that you are a CONGENITAL MUTT who speaks before you READ and writrs before you THINK!

  65. Charles Says:

    Dear Ananda and Fran,

    In America the Black African Community which is 12.6 percent of the population, joined the mainstream politics along with the Majority White Americans. They did not have separate political parties for Blacks or Whites . There was just the Democratic Party or the Republican Party. These two political parties had both Black and White Americans as members. It was a Black American from the Democratic Party who became the 44th President of USA-President Barack Obama.
    In UK 6.9 per cent of the Asian population , in France 11.7 percent of the Maghreb or Muslim population assimilated into the majority and politically belongs to the political parties of the Majority.

    But in Sri Lanka the Tamil Community does not want assimilate into or join with the Majority Sinhala as the Black Americans assimilated into the White American majority to form a one Nation of Americans.
    This Tamil Community in Sri Lanka instead demand separation from the majority Sinhala Community , and ask for a separate Tamil State. Then why Should America or UK approve this situation with resolutions against Sri Lanka demanding devolution of power to minorities without asking the Tamils instead assimilate into the majority Community Sinhala to form a one nation of Sri Lankans? That is because the unfriendly West is playing politics with the communal dissension in Sri Lanka.

    This Tamil demand for separation and be a different Community within Sri Lanka should not be encouraged by America or any Democratic Country in the West, East, North or South of the World, as this had not happened in their own countries. Even in South Africa the white minority has assimilated into the majority black Community.

    We expect President Trump will take a stand different from Previous American Administration, .and demand the Tamils to Join the mainstream politics of Sri Lanka along with the Majority Sinhala Community.
    There are of course some Tamils like late Lakshman Kadirgamar assimilated into the majority community even marrying a Sinhala woman. Recently Karuna Amman who has accepted the majority community as the Sinhala and respect their religion and culture. In a recent TV interview he paid tribute to Mahinda Rajapakse as the man who was wholely responsible for the defeat of terrorism, and laughed at Sarath Fonseka’s claim that he was responsible for the defeat of the terrorists. I do not condemn the Tamils as such but their political leaders who mislead them. Like the 6.2 million voters amoung who were the Tamils and muslims selected the other camp to defeat Mahinda Rajapakse and Lorenzo who is trying to give us lessons is also among the Tamils that voted against Mahinda Rajapakse.
    Now what Lorenzo wants is to find a means to end the role of Buddhism in Sri Lankan politics and weaken the army and close military camps in the North.

  66. Christie Says:

    Hi Folks

    Comparing Ceylon to USA or UK or France is not fair.

    USA was colonized by the British with their African slaves.

    In UK and in France the Asians and ‘Muslims” come from their respective colonies or dominions.

    In Ceylon Tamils and other Indians came on the back of the British Imperialists.

    So the so called British Empire is in fact British-Indian Empire.

  67. Charles Says:

    Dear Ananda and Fran,

    In America the Black African Community which is 12.6 percent of the population, joined the mainstream politics along with the Majority White Americans. They did not have separate political parties for Blacks or Whites . There was just the Democratic Party or the Republican Party. These two political parties had both Black and White Americans as members. It was a Black American from the Democratic Party who became the 44th President of USA-President Barack Obama.
    In UK 6.9 per cent of the Asian population , in France 11.7 percent of the Maghreb or Muslim population assimilated or joined the majority and politically belongs to the political parties of the Majority.

    But in Sri Lanka the Tamil Community does not want join with the Majority Sinhala as the Black Americans joined with the White American majority to form a one Nation of Americans.

    This Tamil Community in Sri Lanka instead demand separation from the majority Sinhala Community , and asks for a separate Tamil State. Then why Should America or UK approve this situation with resolutions against Sri Lanka demanding devolution of power to minorities without asking the Tamils instead to join the majority Community Sinhala to form a one nation of Sri Lankans? That is because the unfriendly West is playing politics with the communal dissension in Sri Lanka.

    This Tamil demand for separation and be a different Community within Sri Lanka should not be encouraged by America or any Democratic Country in the West, East, North or South of the World, as this had not happened in their own countries. Even in South Africa the white minority has assimilated or joined the majority black Community.

    We expect President Trump will take a stand different from Previous American Administration, .and demand the Tamils to Join the mainstream politics of Sri Lanka along with the Majority Sinhala Community.

    There are of course some Tamils like late Lakshman Kadirgamarwho assimilated into the majority community even marrying a Sinhala woman. Recently Karuna Amman who has accepted the majority community as the Sinhala and respect their religion and culture in a recent TV interview paid tribute to Mahinda Rajapakse as the man who was wholely responsible for the defeat of terrorism, and laughed at Sarath Fonseka’s claim that he was responsible for the defeat of the terrorists.
    I do not condemn the Tamils as such but their political leaders who mislead them. Like the 6.2 million voters amoung who were the Tamils and Muslims selected the other camp to defeat Mahinda Rajapakse and Lorenzo who is trying to give us lessons is also among the Tamils that voted against Mahinda Rajapakse.

    Now what Lorenzo wants to see is the end of the role of Buddhism in Sri Lankan politics and weaken the army and close military camps in the North. All his harrang about democracy, army, the Sangha and constitutional reforms are to trick the readers to believe he is a genuine majority friendly Sri Lankan.

  68. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    It can be the other way around :

    Can tell surgeons to do the cooking, as both uses knives.
    This is a life and death situation for Lanka, not an ego game.

    Please understand.

    ———-

    Agree with Charles & Ananda. Thank you both.

    In Sri Lanka, Tamil leaders are trying to join up Lanka in every way with Tamil Nadu. The PROXIMITY factor to TAMIL NADU is the danger for Lanka. Who wants the Tamil Nadu Caste factor etc. in Lanka again ?

    – The 13-A must go.
    – The Vadukoddai Resolution (1976), must be revoked in Parliament by the present day Tamil leaders.

    Anyone who wants to help Tamil Nadu folk, is free to go there and do it. We would welcome such a move. They can help deal with droughts/floods on a permanent basis through engineering and desalination plants. All the money collected for terrorism from the Tamil Diaspora workers abroad can be used for such lasting worthy causes.

    What a sad and sorry plight for Tamils of Lanka. They can easily be happy in Lanka if only their leaders agree to peaceful ways to live.

  69. Lorenzo Says:

    Dear Charles,

    If you consider Sirisena to be a backstabber and you don’t care about his 6.2 million voters why waste your good time writing letters to him?

    Do you honestly THINK he reads? He must be SCARED to read them!! I would be if I were him!!

  70. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    The MILITARY has DEDICATED, DISCIPLINED, PATRIOTIC, LESS CORRUPT, EDUCATED, TRAINED, LEADERS.
    The SANGHA has DISCIPLINED, EDUCATED, LESS CORRUPT, PATRIOTIC, PEACEFUL, HUMANITARIAN MONKS.

    The PARLIAMENT has UNEDUCATED, CORRUPT, BACKSTABBING, ROWDY, POLITICIANS.

    Which is best for governance?

    Worshipping politicians is the CURSE of SL. Some are afflicted!

  71. Ananda-USA Says:

    Katussa (Lorenzo),

    Charles is writing to backstabber Sirisena because whether we like it or not a bunch of TREACHEROUS backstabbing GOONS like you hoisted him into the President’s chair.

    Since he is giving speeches and cutting ribbons at opening ceremonies as if there are NO URGENT PROBLEMS facing the nation … like recovering the Bond Scam Money and PUNISHING the great central bank looters …. for him to solve, SOMEONE like Charles has to remind him AGAIN & AGAIN what he should be doing, and what will happen to him in the near future if he does not do his DUTY!

    I know these kinds of things are beyond your wit and comprehension, but we will keep trying to EDUCATE you on these matters with a MALLET applied not too gently to the top of your head!

  72. Charles Says:

    I did not name any back stabbers. This is what I said about back stabbing, “To hell with the 6.2 million voters. I have nothing to explain to those who do not say franckly where they stand. Dishonesty, hipocrasy, backstabbing are the ways of the enemies we have arround us repeating like manthra army and the Sangha….. that is enough and we are not swayed by this lunacy.”
    You twist and turn things with motives behind your mind. You are not what you show yourself to be.

  73. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    I can grant all that is said in praise of the Armed Forces of Lanka is correct. In fact, we can add more words of praise.

    That is not the point. In some developed countries, those who have retired from the Armed Forces are allowed a ‘rest period from war’ of some 7 yrs or more before they can AS INDIVIDUALS come to contest in the Elections process in Democratic countries. This is how it is. I believe that the long time elapse is allowed due to allowances being made for ill effects of war to wear off. Example : Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower became the President of the US (1953-1961), under such circumstances, after WW II.

    Re Lanka Parliament having unsuitable people – true. Most are alright except that they tend to stuff pockets and not well informed enough on world politics. True, Lanka ought to have more educated, ethical, PATRIOTIC people. We can blame the Colonists for that !! Fear & Greed racheted up AFTER Colonisation of Lanka started nearly 500 yrs ago.

    There are truly fine leaders coming from the Armed Forces of Lanka. They ought to contest Elections after a certain time lapse from active war services, which time period should be decided by the Parliament. Some are already in politics.

    Re Buddhist clergy entering Politics in Lanka : I have huge reservations. Politics & Religion (Buddhism – Philosophy in this case), do not mix – it’s like oil and water. Politicians can consult the Clergy on various topics – that is alright.

    Time for Lanka to let go COLONIAL rule and start HOME RULE.
    Education for PATRIOTISM and some world politics ought to start at school level, and go onto Higher Education.

    We suggest an Entrance Exam for aspiring Politicians who do not have a past proven able record of PUBLIC Service to the Nation.

  74. Ananda-USA Says:

    Katussa (Lorenzo),

    You think that by reciting the virtues of the Military to us, you can circumvent the basic issue that they are not represent ices ELECTED by the SOVEREIGN PEOPLE of Sri Lanka to govern their country.

    The people will get what they DESERVE if they don’t act with WISDOM. Nevertheless, the SOVEREIGNTY of the PEOPLE must remain supreme, however imperfect the process and however corrupt their elected representatimes turn out to be. That will correct itself in due course, as it did when the people elected MR/UPFA to defeat the terrorists and reunify the country after 30 years of BUNGLING by the likes of Ranil and CBK now PREACHING to the citizens they let down when they had the power to protect them.

    Stop trying to sugar-coat USURPATION of the PEOPLE’S SOVEREIGNTY by extolling the VIRTUES of the Military and the Sangha.

    We ALREADY KNOW THOSE VIRTUES; we don’t need a Tamil EELAMIST AGITATOR to explain that to us!

    But, we EMPHATICALLY REJECT the military coup-de-etat approach you are cunningly ADVOCATING!

  75. Fran Diaz Says:

    I am with Charles & Ananda –
    THERE ARE FAR MORE IMPORTANT MATTERS FOR PRES MS TO ATTEND TO such as resolution of the Central Bank Scam and bringing the culprits to justice; stop the harrassment of past Heroes & Patriots of Lanka ; REMOVE THE ILLEGAL 13-A : stop the escalation of the Cost of Living ; get the Jobs for the People ; stop the SALE State Land, etc. etc.

  76. Ananda-USA Says:

    Dear Fran,

    I would add the following to your LIST:

    STOPPING the New Constitution, crafted by Six Committees dominated by ethnic and religious minorities,

    Reigning in Avamangala Samaraweera from Selling Out Sri Lanka to foreign powers in Geneva,

    STOPPING the “Crash & Sale” program gutting Sri Lanka’s National Resources such as Hambantota Port and Sri Lanka Airlines,

    STOPPING the ETCA agreement that would in time flood Sri Lanka with Indians (mostly Indian Tamils) and the transformation of Sri Lanka into an economic Colony of India, in addition to

    REPEALING the 13-A and DISSOLVING the Provincial Councils included in your LIST.

  77. Fran Diaz Says:

    Dear Ananda,

    Yes, of course, all those items plus the planned Sea tunnel to T’Nadu !
    Tx for adding to list.
    We have to put etc. etc. to all our lists, because the Things to Do for MS is indeed a long list.

    Thanks again for your vigilence.

  78. Lorenzo Says:

    Charles and USA,

    USA says Sirisena is a backstabber but Charles says no. Who is correct? Can you two please clarify if Sirisena is a backstabber or not?

    The MILITARY governs 250,000 heavily armed young men within a BUDGET of $1.5 billion. The SANGHA governs 20,000 monks within a small BUDGET. VERY FEW murders, robberies, corruption within. VERY FEW murders, robberies, corruption within. They run ENTIRE VILLAGES perfectly! Go to Panagoda, Palali, Trinco camp and see. Isn’t that impressive? Politicians cannot even run a PRATHESEEYA SABAI!!

    Army, navy, airforce and police SEVA VANITHA UNITS are the PERFECT example of how to run a CHARITY. We all know how politicians run charities!! Ask Sarath Silva.

    RELATIVES of military people and clergy are PROUD of them. Relatives of POLITICIANS hide in shame or rob the country with them.

    Can SL continue like this? What will be LEFTOVER if politicians drain the country from election to election?

    This has to change. The MILITARY and SANGHA are needed for the TRANSITION. Create a GOOD CONSTITUTION by getting PATRIOTIC PROFESSIONALS WITHOUT ANY INTERFERENCE without excesses and hand back power to PEOPLE and elections.

    You place TOO MUCH on MR. He is now 72 and he will die soon (as average life expectancy of SL men is 70). Then what? Do you think ENDIA, etc. will allow GR to come to power? Others are totally useless.

    The MILITARY are NOT strangers to people. They are our relatives and friends. With their families we are talking of 2 million connected people. A MILITARY-SANGHA takeover is a TAKEOVER by the PEOPLE.

  79. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    If you AGREE, then what is the problem?

    Politicians will never do any of the WISH LIST you have given! NEVER!

    MR FAILED to scrap 13 amendment. Sirisena will NEVER scrap it.

    MR appointed VIGGIE Sirisena will NEVER remove him.

    Sira is investigating BOND FRAUDS but not only the late January 2015 fraud. He is also investigating other CB frauds including the GREEK bond fraud, the 2022 buyback fraud, etc. So don’t have high hopes.

  80. Charles Says:

    Lorenzo You are a dangerous man – you carry tales from side to the other. It is people like you that has created dissension in the country. You had better stick to your opinion. We have no lessons to learn from you. You have nothing positive to give.

  81. Ananda-USA Says:

    Katussa (Lorenzo),

    My own extended family abounds with Buddhist priests, and some were/are famous in Sri Lanka. Among my relatives, each family is expected to give one son to the Sasana. I myself was groomed to
    be the Buddhist priest in my family, but to the great disappointment of my parents, from my young days I became interested in science and engineering instead.

    I have said this because those Buddhist affiliations do not change my considered opinion that politics is best left to lay civilians in normal times, under normal circumstances.

    Historically, the Buddhist clergy has entered the field of politics to defend, protect and preserve the Buddha Sasana, the Sinhala Buddhist laymen, and the Motherland as a whole whenever they were threatened by enemies.

    As a powerful patriotic force, I fully support that role of the Buddhist clergy in Sri Lanka when the nation and the Buddha Sasana are threaded. Without the Buddhist clergy, both Buddhism and the Sinhala Nation would have become extinct in Sri Lanka long ago.

  82. Ananda-USA Says:

    The relationship between the Sinhala people and their Buddhist faith is SYMBIOTIC; ONE cannot survive without the OTHER!

  83. Ananda-USA Says:

    Charles,

    YOU HAVE HIT THE PROVERBIAL NAIL SQUARELY ON ITS HEAD!

    Carrying tales from one person to the other to pit them against each other, twisting words and the context in the process, to sow maximum dissension among patriots, is the MODUS OPERANDI of Katussa (Lorenzo)!

  84. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    What have I agreed to ?

    I have agreed that the total Armed Forces of Lanka are praiseworthy in the position of Armed Forces.

    Armed Forces work and Political work are two different things.
    You are suggesting that the Armed Forces take over the political work.
    Rule by the Armed Forces is NOT Democracy – it would be Armed Forces Rule and NOT Democratic.
    Usuallly, the Armed Forces come in through Coups, and not through a Democratic process as an entire Armed Force cannot contest a Democratic election.
    Coups will be challenged by the rest of the Democratic worlds Big Powers and eliminated, sooner or later.
    Do you want the Armed Forces of Lanka in that position ?
    If you do, you are not supporting the SL Armed Forces.

    People of the Armed Forces who have a talent for political work can contest Elections in Lanka as INDIVIDUALS only. That too after some years (to be decided by Parliament) have elapsed after active service in war/s.

    I hope I have made myself clear.

    I am totally closing this exchange. It is rather dangerous to have exchanges with you as you quote me out of context.

    Lorenzo, kindly on’t quote me out of context ! That is not a good or trustworthy trait. I do not know who has put you up to this type of mischief, but it does not do any good for you. I suspect there is mischief afoot here.

    Don’t create trouble for yourself by quoting others out of context.

  85. Lorenzo Says:

    USA and Fran accepted that the MILITARY is PRAISEWORTHY and POLITICIANS are not.
    USA accepted that SANGHA are relatives of people MORE than politicians.

    They BOTH accept the MILITARY and the SANGHA are the MOST patriotic.

    The wiser of the 2 has accepted BBS is the only party standing up for SINGHALA BUDDHISTS.

    I AGREE with all these.

    The DISAGREEMENT is the TAKEOVER. We have to AGREE to DISAGREE on this for now.

  86. Lorenzo Says:

    Only the MILITARY and the SANGHA can save DESA, BASA, RESA.

    Politicians DESTROY DESA, BASA, RESA.

    End of story.

  87. Randeniyage Says:

    Dialogue going on is hillarious to those who are new to Lankaweb !

    Looking at the whole thing, to the outsider, Lorenzo’s arguments make sense and I don’t know why he is called “Katussa”.
    To me Lorenzo is the clear victor by far !

  88. Ananda-USA Says:

    Katussa (Lorenzo),

    I know you want to put words in my mouth, but

    I DID NOT SAY the MILITARY is praiseworthy and politicians are NOT. I made no such GENETALIZED COMPARISON; that generalization is yours not mine.

    I DID NOT SAY the SANGHA are RELATIVES of people MORE than politicians. I made no such GENERALIZED COMPARISON; that genetalization also is yours not mine.

    What I did say is that both the Military and the Sangha of Sri Lanka, in general, are strong patriotic forces. I made no generalized comparison of the Military and the Sangha against politicians.

    There are politicians who are patriotic, while others are unpatriotic. Treforest, we have to pick and choose who is patritic and worthy of our trust, and who is unpatriotic and unworthy of our trust.

    My stand remains as before, to wit: Although the Military is Patriotic, it is not their ROLE in a DEMOCRATIC Parliamentary of government to engage in politics. They serve the people at the command of the election yes government of the nation.

    Militaries are necessary defenders of the nation, but are bad masters. Active members of the Armed Forces should strictly stay out of politics. Retired members of the Armed Forces are full citizens of the country and are entitled to become involved in politics all other citizens are.

    The Sangha has an important role to play in politics to organize and motivate the people to defend their faith and their country, in extraordinary circumstances where the survival of both are threatened, but under normal circumstances should stay out of politics.

    It is the role of lay civilian citizens to engage in politics and fashion the governance of the nation to serve their best collective interest.

    Nothing I have said should be construed as an ENDORSEMENT of your MACHIAVELLISN UNDERHAND DEVIOUS and DESTRUCTIVE advocacy of inciting the Military and the Sangha to execute a Military coup-de-etat.

    That will undermine the very concept of governance e of the people, by the people, for the people that we wish to preserve in a nation where the ALL of PEOPLE are SOVEREIGN collectively.

    You are STILL trying to misinterpret what others write here to suit your own devious and destructive EELAMIST agenda.

  89. Lorenzo Says:

    USA this is what you said.

    1. March 2nd, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    “Bodu Bala Sena is growing because no other party is defending and protecting the interests of the Sinhala Buddhist community.”

    So far BBS is NOT politicians. You said NO POLITICIAN (all politicians are from political parties!!!) defends or protects Sinhala Buddhist community.

    2. March 1st, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    “The Armed Forces are our sons and daughters, our fathers and mothers, our family and friends.”

    Did you say the same about politicians? NO.

    3. March 3rd, 2017 at 2:36 am

    “My own extended family abounds with Buddhist priests, and some were/are famous in Sri Lanka. Among my relatives, each family is expected to give one son to the Sasana. I myself was groomed to
    be the Buddhist priest in my family, but to the great disappointment of my parents, from my young days I became interested in science and engineering instead.

    Historically, the Buddhist clergy has entered the field of politics to defend, protect and preserve the Buddha Sasana, the Sinhala Buddhist laymen, and the Motherland as a whole whenever they were threatened by enemies.

    Historically, the Buddhist clergy has entered the field of politics to defend, protect and preserve the Buddha Sasana, the Sinhala Buddhist laymen, and the Motherland as a whole whenever they were threatened by enemies.

    Historically, the Buddhist clergy has entered the field of politics to defend, protect and preserve the Buddha Sasana, the Sinhala Buddhist laymen, and the Motherland as a whole whenever they were threatened by enemies.

    As a powerful patriotic force, I fully support that role of the Buddhist clergy in Sri Lanka when the nation and the Buddha Sasana are threaded. Without the Buddhist clergy, both Buddhism and the Sinhala Nation would have become extinct in Sri Lanka long ago.

    Then what are you saying 1 + 2 + 3 ?

    This is that damnn historic moment to save DESA, BASA, RESA! In your own damnned words “to defend, protect and preserve the Buddha Sasana, the Sinhala Buddhist laymen, and the Motherland as a whole”.

    Do you think these are NOT under threat today? Wake up USA. It is now or never.

  90. Lorenzo Says:

    Talking of taking over………

    The SL GOVT EVERYTHING HELPLINE 1919 was hijacked by Sirisena crowd a MONTH BEFORE the January 8 election. It was NOT done by CHAT-URA. He is lying. No one told this to MR family. MOST of his ministers knew it but no one said it. Do you still trust them?

    Then the UPFA FACEBOOK page was hacked and taken to support Sirisena. MR contested from the UPFA!!
    No one told this to MR family. They KNEW he is going to lose. MOST of his ministers knew it but no one said it. Do you still trust them?

    Some of them put cutouts of him to HUMILIATE him.

    This is the character of people around MR. He CANNOT trust those backstabbers who are still with him!!

    But MR doesn’t believe they are backstabbers or he has NO CHOICE. Even if he comes to power these backstabbers WITH HIM will do it again. MOST of them tell everything in the JO to Sirisena. This is why Sira knows EXACTLY what goes on.

    This is the REALITY.

    WHO can save SL?

  91. Charles Says:

    Ananda, We get no where arguing with him. He has the same argument and none other. It is best we just stop further engagement with him on the subject.

  92. Ananda-USA Says:

    Charles,

    I agree with you.

    Katussa ( Lorenzo) is DESPERATE to create as much CHAOS as possible in Sri Lanka pitting ALL of the Patriotic Forces against each other so his EELAMIST Masters can achieve their elusive fleeting dream!

  93. Christie Says:

    Thanks Lorenzo for your comments.

    It is the Indian Empire who are looking after the Indian Colonial Parasites whether they are in Ceylon or Fiji or any other Indian colony.

  94. Charles Says:

    Christie, Some one in a comment to an article in Lankaweb said that Christie is an Indian RAW Agent. Are you in league with Lorenzo ?

  95. Randeniyage Says:

    Is this the “Military Sangha” Lorenzo ( Katussa ? ) is talking about ?

    Starting from Anuradhapura ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtOW92Yp3i0

  96. Lorenzo Says:

    Come one Randeniyage!

    That person is NOT part of the MILITARY. He left the army a LONG TIME ago and since engaged in VIOLENCE.

    This is the GOOD about the MILITARY. It PURGES unruly elements unlike POLITICS which ACCUMULATES all vile elements.

    I don’t know how he got out of prison. YAAPA(LA)NAYA!

  97. Lorenzo Says:

    USA,

    If I have ELAM masters I will support ELAMISTS and LTTE, not fight against them.

    SL is sliding to ELAM peacefully. Politicians HELP it. IF this is disrupted the ELAM dream will once again is BUSTED.

  98. Lorenzo Says:

    Charles,

    Christie is a STRONG SL PATRIOT who has served the SL community abroad for a LONG TIME especially during the war. You know it was not easy. TE terrorists threatened SL activists. They too contributed to war VICTORY – it was not a one family win.

    We must appreciate his GOOD WORK.

    We really have to STOP abusing, killing, shutting out and silencing people with DIFFERENT views. It does NOT work. Plenty of examples from SL. MR must DISASSOCIATE with people who want to SILENCE dissenting views. This is one BIG blame against MR during the election and even now.

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