Posted on July 10th, 2016

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

When I sit in the front seat in the car with my driver ,doing all sorts of manoeuvring to avoid collision with a Tuk Tuk ,Motor Bike or a Private Bus ,he puts on the radio to listen to Balumgala by Net FM and later switches on to TNL Radio to listen to  !”Rata Yana Athaa and also a program where chairman of the channel makes  comments  about daily  news in the papers with an analysis .

When you listen to Balumgala or Unlimited you can listen for hours as it is an interesting and contemporary program ,where the Radio Channel presents  some activities taking place in the  country which is quite unique and with critical eye .

In TNL there is a program in the morning and evening  where chairman does a radio commenting program presented by a dull voiced lady .reading the daily paper headlines ,and expects the chairman to make comments .I was listening to the way the chairman trying to analyse the new items which are  almost all the time anti government  and he tries to explain to the listeners about how laughable the news are.But every time he tries to do it he fails .

He takes few minutes to reply and keeps almost 20 -30 seconds gap between sentences making  the listeners frustrated .

I kept telling my driver to change the program not because I am Aniti Government  but because it is  so badly presented  and not Listenable

Chairman does not have any knack of being a radio talker hence his participation is absolutely unlistenable.

May be TNL definition may be changed from Teleshan to Terrible and Not Listenable !!!!!!!

I remember the big mouthed Hudson leading radio talks for hours in Lakhanda which are quite dynamic and high pitched  ( but crap and often Pro Mahinda ) .Him being the chairman of Radio Ceylon should not  have made such comments about opposition at that time but the propaganda worked .

And he managed to create somewhat favourable  good impression among pro government class.

He did this under Premadasa too

Here we have a radio and TV station owned by a sibling of the PM who cannot make any impact on listeners, and the government is unable to use the channel effectively to place the facts to score points for the incumbent ruling party.

I reckon that every government should have a  Dr  Joseph Goebbels” and I used to call another Dr in the  previous government a  Dr Goebbels” !

(You may know that Goebbels was the fabricator of believable  lies for Hitler )

Dr Sarath Obeysekera



  1. plumblossom Says:

    Not only this, the treacherous Ranil, Sirisena, CBK, Mangala, idiotic UNPers, those INGOs working for thousands of dollars and even the JVP are trying to dismember the country via constitutional changes. We patriotic Sri Lankans should demand a strong central government, no more powers to provincial councils, no merger between provinces, ideally abolition of the 13th amendment to the constitution and absolute safeguarding of the sovereignty of the country.

    The army did not commit any war crimes. it is the LTTE who committed war crimes. However, it is high time that Sri Lanka rejected the US imperialists UNHRC resolution and state at the UNHRC to leave Sri Lanka alone to get on with reconciliation as Sri Lanka sees fit.

    Actually Sri Lanka today being accused of committing war crimes by the US, UK, EU, Norway, Sweden, Canada, India etc. is very similar to the way Saddam Hussein and Iraq was accused of possessing non existent WMDs. Although Iraq did everything possible to show the US, UK, EU, Norway, Sweden, Canada etc. that it did not possess WMD it was bombed anyway, regime change brought about since Iraq has massive amounts of oil which the US, UK, EU, Norway, Sweden, Canada companies wanted to extract at cheap rates by bringing on a puppet regime. A similar scenario is unfolding in Sri Lanka since Sri Lanka is located at a strategic location, the US wanting to establish a naval/air base at Trincomalee, the US wanting to establish further US army, navy, air force bases in the island, mineral resources, marine resources, control of the Indian ocean sea routes etc. For this, the separatist, terroristic Tamils who are subservient to the US are who the US is favouring to help them with this task. This is why the US favours eelam. All patriotic Sri Lankans should therefore tell the government to withdraw from carrying out the US resolution and to tell the US to leave Sri Lanka alone.

  2. plumblossom Says:

    Sri Lanka needs a strong central government in the form of the executive presidency. It is the executive presidency which is keeping the unitary state together since provincial councils have now been provided powers. Therefore if the executive presidency is abolished, the provincial councils will become more powerful and the separatist terroristic TNA will try to break away using threats the North and the East. the PR system is the fairest system which means each vote counts. It is a very democratic system. We do not need any changes to the constitution. These changes to the constitution are only suggested to bring on stealthily a federal or a separate state by falsely labelling it as ‘unitary’ to hoodwink the idiotic Sinhala Buddhists. We do not need any changes to the constitution which is what the separatist terrorists of the TNA, US, UK, EU, Norway, Sweden and Canada wants to dismember this country. Also it is the executive presidential system which can easily carry out programmes to develop the country since otherwise there will be endless wranglings within the cabinet and in parliament about what path to follow for development to happen. A well meaning executive president can easily implement a reasonable and suitable programme to take the country forward. Another main reason to keep the executive presidency as it is to counter the separatist threat since a strong executive president can stop any treacherous activities which goes against the independence, freedom, sovereignty, unitary status etc. of the country since the executive president is elected directly by the people’s vote and is answerable to all the people of the country as a result. So for all these reasons, there is no need whatsoever to change the constitution. However the provincial councils should not be given any more powers, there should not be any merger between provinces, ideally the 13th amendment to the constitution should be abolished and there should be a strong central government if Sri Lanka is to move forward as a country and since it is a small country.

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