Raigamaya and Gampolaya
Posted on February 4th, 2018


My title, in no way, is intended to cast aspersions on the good people of Raigama or Gampola but simply to remind the readers of a folk tale; one that is supposed to have happened during the time of Sinhala kings which came to my mind watching the antics of our two great leaders. Raigamaya and Gampolaya were traders, friends but competitors, who went from village to village selling betel leaves and arecanuts. Each, without knowing what the other was up to, decided to gain unfair advantage by cheating with substitution and hoping the other would sell the substituted product. Raigamaya substituted pepper leaves for betel and Gampolaya substituted ‘Domba’ nuts for arecanuts. They met for the night, before their travels the next day, and after sleeping in an ‘ambalama’ left in the morning taking the other’s bag. It did not take long for them to realise that they had only fooled each other. Is this not what is happening with the President and Prime Minister? Perhaps not, as they do not seem to have realised that they are fooling each other; instead, they seem convinced that they can continue to fool the voters!

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Even thirty years of terrorism, not even the warnings of the international ‘do-gooders’ that ‘mighty’ Prabakaran could not be defeated militarily, could cause unity between the two major political parties. In fact, the only support the UNP offered were sarcastic comments in the Parliament, disparaging not only the Government that was attempting to defeat terrorism but also members of our services who were achieving it, sacrificing limb and life. But, to grab power, a grand coalition was formed and grand thefts occurred. Having disappointed all those who craved for good governance, they held off elections as long as feasible, using every trick of the political trade. Now that the inevitable expression of franchise is, at last, upon the voter, the two leaders and their minions blame each other, in order to get votes.

The President, guilty of dissolving parliament enabling the second, bigger, bond-scam, has extricated himself to some extent by appointing the Presidential Commission. As George Orwell showed in ‘Animal Farm’ that not all animals are equal, our politicians have shown that not all politicians are equal. A Commission, whose workings were exemplary, was tainted at the last lap when the Attorney General stepped in to have ‘a friendly chat’ with the Prime Minister instead of cross-examining him or allowing the team that did an excellent job to do so. Rather than using his power to sack the errant, the President uses his powers to supress women, in the guise that he is protecting women. If alcohol is bad why not ban it for all, not only women. The President is behaving more like a medieval religious leader than an elected democrat! Sorry, I forgot; he referred to bond scammers as pick pockets but then, he did not have guts to name them.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister, who mocked the opposition referring to James Bond when the issue of the bond scam was raised initially and then behaved disgracefully as a rabble rouser in Parliament, goes on appointing committees of henchmen entrusted with the task of clearing the names of his flock. He seems to have lost all sense, not even understanding the concept of conflict of interest. May be, he is smarter; knowing that there is a UNP ‘block-vote’, he knows he can continue to fudge over issues. His supporters can always point out that he acted with firmness: getting the assistant leader of the party to step down though it was done when nothing else was feasible! What a joke ‘Yahapalana’ has become!!

Talking about jokers, the two jokers in the pack never fail to entertain. Mangala Samaraweera accused Mahinda Rajapaksa of an attempted coup but he was not charged for treason. Mangala then went to Geneva as our Foreign Minister and co-sponsored a resolution against the country he was representing! I could not help bursting out in laughter when I saw a video-clip of the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the UN, after announcing that his government has allowed women to drive, starting to clap without any others joining, perhaps, because they knew that Saudi Arabia was the last country in the world to do so. To his credit, he was doing what was expected of him by his country whereas our Foreign Minister was serving the international community. Perhaps, having realised there are no steps left for him in the political ladder in Sri Lanka, Mangala may be aiming at a UN appointment. While I fully support his decision to equate women to men as far as alcohol is concerned, I cannot understand why he did not respond when the President reversed hisdecision. Surely, he should have resigned but, then, resignations on matters of principle is a long-lost art in Sri Lankan politics. It was recently reported that a minister in the British House of Lords tendered his resignation from government because he got late, by a few minutes, to arrive in Lords, to answer questions. Theresa May had refused to accept the resignation as Lords from both sides of the House had wanted him to stay, as he is an effective minister. Can we even dream of achieving this degree of integrity?

Rajitha Senaratna, who has put monkeys to shame by the way he jumps from side-to-side, never fails to surprise. He has announced that Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be jailed just after the elections. As the cabinet spokesman, is he conveying a cabinet decision? When did the cabinet or the honourable minister assume the duties of a law-enforcement authority? Whatever crimes Rajapaksas committed should be punished but that should be done in the proper way, not by political decisions. Had Rajitha done this in an attempt to sway the voters, then the elections commission should take action. It is highly irregular for ministers to make pronouncements about jailing people, worst of all, during an election campaign. May be there will be an unintended consequence to this foolhardy act; do hope voters will get wiser!

There was a time, a very long time at that, we, as Sri Lankan were anxious about our country. Then there was a short period when we could justly be proud and hold our heads high; after all, we achieved something no other country achieved, eradicating terrorism. Now we are in a phase where we are ashamed of ourselves, simply because of the misdeeds of our politicians; Yamapalanaya more than a Yahapalanaya!

2 Responses to “Raigamaya and Gampolaya”

  1. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Traitor UNPatriotic party has been anti Sinhalese, anti Buddhist, anti Sri Lankan since the time of john k in the
    50s. Remember the traitor wanted to paint the heads of Buddhist monks with tar? These catholic run UNPatriotics
    have only contempt to Sinhalese Buddhists. Most people wonder why? Because there is another party for
    Sinhalese votes and so UNPatriotics always promote minorities tamils, mussies and catholics. Their votes are
    guaranteed 100%. Then the UNPatriotics dance to the tune of christian west. Is there any wonder then these
    traitors treat Sinhalese Buddhists like doormats? The UNPatriotics only remember Sinhalese Buddhists when the
    election times comes. Knowing Sinhala modayas can be easily fooled, the traitors tell you one bay gal and Sinhala
    modayas vote with their feet. Then the murderous (Sinhalese only) thieves get in to power plunder, plunder,
    murder, murder (Sinhalese only) and disappear for a few years to enjoy the loot (obviously after losing the next elections) comes back with some brand new lies and get back into power. And plunder, plunder and murder,
    murder. Remember Sinhala modayas also have very short memories. Development? What? Never heard the
    word?

    For nearly 40 years (apart from MR time) Sri Lanka has been under the jack boot of the biggest traitor ever in the
    history of the country, traitor chief die hard catholic token Buddhist Bay gal karaya mega thief mega thakkadiya
    walking crime bomb Batalande Wadakaya Pol Pot [email protected] wickrama Sinhala killer. He tortured and killed Buddhist
    jaathidhrohee vermins’ party aka jvp guys at Batalanda camp with his top catholic police brass and his catholic
    top deshapaluwan. UNPatriotics took 6 years and killed 60,000+ while Sirima B took just 2 weeks to put down
    the insurgency. She rounded up the culprits and rehabilitated and released back to the society saving 1000s of
    lives. UNPatriotics?
    What rehabilitation? They were Sinhalese Buddhists. So people like Wijedasa Liyanaarachchi, central school
    products, were canon fodder; headless corps in rivers, tyre pyres in town centres, eyes gorged out while alive,
    s-lon tubes with barbed wires in the back side etc. etc. A Sinhalese cull!

    Contrast this with his catholic buddy barrel man hitler mala paharan. The real terras were given half the country
    on a plate to do what they like. In the meantime kept sacrificing Sinhalese including Buddhist monks, tri
    forces personnel, police, men, women and children saying the terras were invincible. MR came, the terras were
    running for their lives. Did Sinhala modayas ever understand? No chance! All the media run by UNPatriotic party
    henchmen made sure to paint rosy picture. Sri Maha Bodhi massacre, Sri Dalada Maligawa attack,
    Aranthalawa Bikku massacre still no action. Wonder why? It will all be clear to Sinhala modays in the following
    links. Those you will never see in so called Buddhist (on paper) Sri Lanka. 100,000+ gone. Mainly Sinhalese!

    Every time UNPatritoics comes to power the traitors hang on to it for longer and longer. How? Emergency laws?
    How? Murder Sinhalese! It is so easy, nobody utters a word. No UNHCR, not even jaathidhrohee vermins’ party
    guys didn’t make any noise after sacrificing 1000s of Sinhalese. Now the traitor xxxx sleeping with the very
    who torture and killed their brethren. Can you believe your ears/eyes?

    This time Walking Crime Bomb don’t have enough
    C grade (brigade) police and C grade (brigade) deshapaluwan unfortunately. So it is looking for a spark. It is
    coming in the form of TLC (tamils, lebbes, catholics) constitution. Traitor chief planning a Mercedes Benz country.
    In the shape of Benz logo. TLC. Sinhala Buddhist modayas? Oh the modayas don’t feature in our plans! After the
    biggest robbery in the history of the country, Batalande Wadakaya knows this election is make or break for the
    walking Crime Bomb. So no spark to murder Sinhalese. Only way is to rig the elections to save its skin. So
    expect a computer crash! It is just a
    kajjak to the walking crime bomb who broke into the CB soon after getting the PM (pathala man) job through the
    back door with his catholic mafia! Traitor puppet the rubber stamp vairapala sorry sena? He reminds me of
    a raa beepu meeyek! One meaw from the Batalande Wadakaya he wets himself and looking for a place to hide.
    Only thing he can do is order more toddy or bash MR.

  2. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Online only you can see these Sinhala modayas who still supports these murderous (Sinhalese only), thieving
    traitor YAMA PALLANS. Read it here please and try to understand.

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/05/27/ranil-wickremasinghes-new-unp-3/

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2017/08/09/ranil-wicremasinghes-crimes-against-sri-lanka-and-its-people-for-forty-years/

    http://ltte-christian-ties.blogspot.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV6_o9txURc

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2015/08/05/christianizing-of-sri-lanka-unps-betrayal-of-buddhism/

    http://www.lankagrid.com/soma-thero/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_eJ1gX_fuU

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/09/26/ltte-terrorism-church-links-can-someone-explain-these-photos/

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