Tuesday, October 16, 2018

So there are buyers queuing up for JKH, but they are being put off by the uncertainty and corruption of the State

Read this excellent link below on the state of play of JKH, whose share price has tanked due to the international interest rate meltdown that has immediately lead to the 10% drop in the rupee vs the US dollar, to say nothing of the rupee price itself delivering a double whammy blow to existing investors, fearful of further losses, and who want to exit now to minimize the drop in their portfolio values.

http://www.lankabusinessonline.com/stock-price-decline-leaves-john-keells-jkh-vulnerable-to-a-takeover-by-sri-lankas-oligarchs/

There are a few conglomerates who see an opportunity, which if the SL Government was SMART would welcome them as it would mean an immediate infusion of US$2.5B into the Country.

This is to say that smart investors now see value in JKH. They are willing to go up to US$2.5B to buy the group. They know they can break it up, into its parts and float them away, making the Sri Lanka Stock Market more liquid in the rush, and have their value increase to US$4B.

Remember this is 250% of the current share price and CURRENT INVESTORS TO A MAN WILL SELL.

So what is the problem?

Simple, some jokers in Govt. want bribes to allow them to do this, and the payer is not allowed to pay bribes, however it is sugar coated as it is illegal in their own country anyway. 10% or US$250M was bandied about, but they will not even countenance a penny. Just sell to existing shareholders, who cash out, this company looks at all the Companies and decides how to carve it up, to maximize value and sell at least 50% of the shares to the public and overseas on a much better performance budget, while the fat is all taken out.

What is standing in their way are the labor laws about compensation for firing the useless baggage called staff who are not pulling their way. The inability to put foreign managers to run the newly carved out businesses for a year to be able to make them attractive entities to float.

They don't want lawsuits and delays and state intervention to intercede, as the whole deal is one that needs a minimum of delay so that in one year all new entities can be hived off, creating about 25 different stock market entities out of JKH.

This frankly is the best thing that can happen to JKH as existing investors will have the funds to do as they please, with local investors also then getting funds to grow their businesses or invest in the new businesses thus created.

Making a company more efficient will help that company grow, be it in the hospitality business, or retail, or internet sales, incentivising performance and not old age or service. these lean businesses that hitherto had hopeless time serving management who only wanted their salaries cars and perks, but who were inherently lazy have no time in a business that needs to grow double digits.

This foundation can then create companies that in 4 years will be worth at least US$20B, and the economy, the investors, the foreign investor who is willing to do this, if he is given cast iron guarantees will all luck out including the new management who will be rewarded by options.

Hitherto, JKH had been led by a bunch of goons for their own benefit, who have not added an iota to the value of JKH in their tenure, and have helped themselves to illegal stock options, at the expense of the real workers and investors who see their shares drop in value.

So this is a plea to the Island Mentality Government to make it clear that they are open to a take over bid for the whole group and they will not stand in the way and further more permit it to happen in 30 days the time investor needs, as they are not willing to entertain any delays.

This will prevent the oligopolistic inefficiency with NO inward foreign investment that will result and will just run the companies to the ground as their intentions are purely greed and not to add value to the economy.

So Govt. of SL it is your call to make the statement loud and clear that you will not stand in your way 


Friday, October 12, 2018

What were the Saudis thinking, luring and killing Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul?

The brazen behavior of MBS the Saudi Crown Prince, announcing to the media world that he will not tolerate dissent, by killing a US resident Saudi journalist in Istanbul, has put his erstwhile ally Donald Trump on the spot like never before!

As if Trump had no other problems on his hand, and now has to face the midterm elections in three weeks, for this to come up at the crucial moment is at best  foolish timing by MBS to make matters difficult for POTUS. Donald Trump.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/oct/11/sir-richard-branson-suspends-saudi-business-talks-over-khashoggi-affair

Time will tell, but MBS must ruing his decision to have him removed from life, if he has any common sense, and values the world's public opinion as it is not merely showing that he will not tolerate any criticism of his rule, but now it will turn the spotlight on everything he does.

Just imagine the smurk on the faces of the Countries that are stacked against Saudi Arabia. I can't begin to think the smirk on the face of the Iranian President knowing there is now no defense of Saudi Arabia, whatever they do.

The stupid Saudi Agents who did this are now out in the open as Turkey has provided the details of the people who came in two jets from Riyadh to carry out the contract, and to MBS their names being out in the open is no fuss, and they are the ones who will now be in the spotlight.

All in all it is quite clear this will backfire spectacularly on MBS whose impetuous behavior, will be further highlighted and his detractors will have evidence to attack him with.

The arrogance at which he performed this believing that people want Saudi, and not the other way round is going to ricochet back once the world oil price hike is a thing of the past, and Saudi will have to find another way to suppress the growing dissent at home on the quality of life of the majority of those living in Saudi which is on the way down despite the enormous display of gluttony and waste by the ruling princes elite!

I guess someone had to pay the price of arrogance and it will be the turning point, when Saudi history is written that undid this master plan created to bring Saudi Arabia into the international fold from Pariah status, and now will destine it back to the pariah status, due to the pariah acts it seems to carry out.

This war in Yemen will now embolden the enemies of Saudi sensing the turning of the Publicity tide against them to take advantage of the window provided to show to the world how two faced they are and that there is no intention on the part of the monarchy to reform and partake as valuable citizens in collection of nations that make up the world and so they will just have to lie in bed with their erstwhile enemies Israel to find bed mates to conjoin with while the rest of the world will lay no stone unturned to investigate the behavior of the regime like it has never done before.

This awakening of the Frankenstein's monster in world media anger against this brutal killing, is going to consume the Kingdom, and hasten its demise, where the princes will have no place to hide, and not even the USA in a generation and they will sadly regret this turning point as the beginning of the end.

I write this with no malice, just stating facts on how a stupid act can be the catalyst in destroying a whole nation and its plan to change and curry favor with the rest of the world. 

The next stage will be the isolation of the whole Muslim world from Saudi Arabia, one which they ass benefactors have seen to have bought up until now, but not any more! 

This is a good example for students of history to study how power corrupts absolutely, and know what it really means, as it cannot be sustained forever. Only righteousness finally wins.

So much for their deity they believe in! he will not spare them.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Time we offer refuge to US disabled people, as they face a very likelihood of death at the hands of US Police, than any other country!

Can you believe it? It is frightening to be disabled in the US, as if you  somehow are unlucky enough to come face to face with a US Policeman, and they all carry guns, they are MORE LIKELY to shoot you dead and ask questions later, as they are TRIGGER HAPPY, FRIGHTENED FOR THEIR SAFETY, and they are NOT prosecuted if they kill you, as they claim some nebulous reason for killing you as they FELT they were threatened and did not know that the person they killed has some form of disability for acting the way they did!

Read the link for the corroboration for the statement made above please!

https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-45739335 

It is without doubt this a human rights violation against the UN charters that the US has signed as to rights of citizens. However clearly they do not adhere to that and they do not belong to the ICC or Criminal Court, so they cannot be held liable for their grave HR violations.

So when the book is thrown at anyone by the USA, just say, we have a problem, but it pales in comparison to the killing fields in the USA and to say nothing of the 3,000,000 incarcerated persons rotting in jail with no hope of proper rehabilitation or being weaned from addiction, or crime.

Say it as it is in Donald Trump's USA

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Why is the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Central Bank unwilling to disclose the name of the Big Guy who had Rs150M deposited into his accout?

It is time we demand that people just cannot get away with having undisclosed wealth, as they could be the proceeds of crime, drugs or any other untaxed or extortionate means.

As most of the 225 who occupy the seats in the Diyawanna are guilty of such unexplained resources, it is up to the Independent Cental Bank to take the first step, devoid of fear of any present or future Government and state who is under suspicion 

We the people want answers

Look at the link below and read, how the women in the UK has been asked to explain how she got so much money from her disgraced banker husband who is doing time!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6237857/Bankers-wife-blew-16MILLION-Harrods-targeted-NCA.html

In today's technology context it is easy to track such types of expenditure and so answers must be provided, beginning with the largest amounts first and working downwards, as a matter of priority as it is better to deal with the bigger fish so that little by little all the fish know that their time will come unless they reform!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Oh Bandula – what do you want? Now you have been chained in Dehiwela for all 69 years of your life?



Without further ado, let’s be clear that 9th September’s Sunday Times has an article where one of Bandula’s keepers from way back when he was small, Vasantha Nugegoda, who is now an expert in zoos who goes around the world to advice zoos in the care of elephants, saying he should remain where he is and he will die if he is moved to Ridiyagama Safari Park, which is where the clamor is to move him to. Vasantha maintains he was a perfect specimen of a well formed and attractive elephant who was brought from Somawathiya in 1949 and has only lightly been chained when in Musth, and the emotional outbursts in the press are truly false, based on false information.


Contrast this with the story put out in the same Media Group’s sister paper, the Daily Mirror today, September 12th 2018, which is appealing to the emotions of animal welfare lovers, and included in the high stakes appeal they have drawn his namesake Bandula Jayasekera a former reporter, who is taking up this cause, and Dr Sumith Pilapitiya who is non-committal, except to say that elephants should not perform in circuses or zoos and certainly not used for transporting people for a ride. Their places should be where they are free to roam.

So the latter article concludes that ALL THE ELEPHANTS including Bandula should be moved to Ridiyagama Safari Park as the area at Dehiwela is insufficient for them to be unchained and be allowed to roam free in a larger area. They are appealing to the President as the Minister of the Environment, but not directly responsible for the Zoo which is part of the Ministry of Sustainable Development to release this animal, and send him to Ridiyagama, which Vasantha Nugegoda claims will kill him, as it is a surrounding he is UNFAMILIAR with, and at his age of 69, he is not in a position to absorb and assimilate into new surroundings.


It is then up to the reader to read both articles very carefully and comment on the pros and cons and suggest means to achieve the best for the animal, as that is what we are trying to do, and make different insinuations, based on our knowledge and if two elephant experts give contradictory opinions, which do you choose, when you cannot ask the elephant what he will prefer, when he does not know what the alternative is anyway, except that the chains will be removed and he will allowed to go where he pleases!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

AUSTRALIA, seems you have got a REAL PROBLEM, don’t try and weasel your way out of it, admit you “ballsed up ROYALLY!”


Australia does not arrest unless they have done their homework thoroughly. If they make a mistake taking in an innocent even on suspicion its millions they will have to fork out, for their mistake as a reputation could be ruined due to the idiocy of the act, and someone has got to pay. So think of the possibilities in store now! Read on:

The Australian anti-terrorist unit is suddenly faced with the fact that they have truly, right royally f****d up in the investigation of the Kamer Nizamdeen, case, in falsely accusing an innocent kid of links to terrorism.

It all seems to have arisen out of the discovery of a notebook containing intentions of probable terrorist activity within Australia, where there is also reference to his personal diaries that are very specific in nature relating to such terrorist activities of a very sinister nature, that were planned to be carried out.

Obviously, the brain dead Australian detectives only mental arithmetic is that if the name somehow sounds Muslim and there is a document somehow that refers to terrorist activity, that it is a slam dunk case, that required immediate arrest, as a threat to the state, and they will simply lock him up and throw away the key.

You can see how foolish and idiotic that is, but in a land of many who have descended from Criminals, who were shipped there, so they can be forgotten, you cannot expect them to have anything other than a criminal mindset anyway!

To put it another way “you judge others by your own standards”. If your standards are warped, then you have a problem in objectivity, and you are clearly misguided.

To cut a long story short, they (the Australian Detectives Investigation this ALLEGED plot) are in DEEP SHIT. They have no way of saving face, as they will simply face the sack, due to their gross incompetence. SO what do criminals get up to in such a circumstance? They are now busily engaged in creating their own web of intrigue, manufacturing non-existent evidence, making up stories, getting corroboration from seemingly innocent people, by the use of threat, and in a world of fake news, want to cover their fakery, by deciding that his openly and unequivocal defense from his homeland, of ALL religious and racial persuasions are simply cast as fake news.

While a whole case of lies is being drawn up as TRUTH, President Trump for once has even better company in the form of the Australian Police Force, in re drawing a story to cover-up their gross incompetence because Australia will NEVER be able to live it up with this case, which has taken a turn, no convict heritage detective could have imagined, due to their ignorance of the status and stature of their legal immigrants or students of the present, who have to go through hoops if they are to come to Australia. No dead-beat terrorist sympathizer can come through the cracks today, only those who can be brainwashed within that SORRY ASS country, which does everything in their power to create a divided country, by not being sufficiently inclusive of all foreign people, who instead of being accepted with open arms into their fabric of society are looked upon in suspicion, which angers the looked upon to teach these Neanderthals with a convict past a lesson or two in Human Rights.

This guy has been denied his human rights with this accusation, and the PTA Act of Sri Lanka looks like a walk in the park when compared to the charges filed to keep him under lock and key and be tortured to extract confessions if that is possible, using mind reading and bending techniques to save face.

The mind really BOGGLES. What is happening in Sydney in the building this guy finds himself in, with the person really guilty of the crime of planting false information, just to get a smart kid in trouble salivating at the thought that he has ruined the life of a very (some would consider too intelligent for their own liking) bright kid with a wonderful career ahead of him. This rotter did not like foreigners who were too off the charts with ability, in comparison with the dick heads that litter the Country of Australia, stolen from its true inhabitants.


If you need any evidence for my theory, just see what happened to the true natives of Australia. Those few who remain have their lives ruined in one way or another, purposely kept in a state of delirium, so that what is truly theirs does not have to be returned to them in the first place. They have NO SHAME.

This act of aggression against a fellow human is true to character of the Australian State that treats boat people like dirt, as if they don’t even exist by sending them to hell holes like Nauru or Papua New Guinea, is indicative of a Country in decline, but still unaware of how badly morally bankrupt, they are.

I don’t know if we will ever get to the bottom of this particular case, as truth is the first thing that goes out of the window, when there is a cover up. We may have to wait decades, until books are written and films made to finally get some kind of realistic idea of what happened, why it happened, and why it was covered up, and the innocent lives sacrificed due to this miscarriage of justice.

The only lesson we can learn from this, is that to accuse anyone of anything and follow due process, it is better to err on the side of the accused rather than on the accuser as the consequences are far greater if they are wrong on the credibility of the security forces, on which the faith of the whole country depends, than the possibility of a terror plot that goes off with a few people who get killed. Reader, don’t forget that there are hundreds of investigations being carried out for terror related events today, this was simply one that just went too far, due to an idiot in the investigation team who wanted GLORY!

http://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2018/09/how-sri-lankas-press-is-reporting-mohamed-kamer-nizamdeen-terror-arrest.html

Here below was from the article in today's Daily Mirror News Paper

http://www.dailymirror.lk/plus/article/Will-Kamer-be-cleared-of-accusations-Shocking-arrest-of-popular-Sri-Lankan-PhD-student-in-Australia-155051.html

It is too early to comment on the detention of 25-year-old Kamer Nizamdeen, a popular PhD student affiliated to the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia as the matter is under investigation by the NSW Joint Counter-Terrorism Team. His arrest on accusations of planning terror attacks has shocked almost everyone in the University and back at home in Sri Lanka as his life in Sydney was a story of successes with robust achievements, respected and admired.   
It is bewildering that such a man could suddenly get ‘radicalised’ almost overnight as widely publicised worldwide without any evidence of any extremist comment being heard from him at any time by any of his colleagues. It is well known that a radicalised person cannot hide his views though he can hide his conduct and activities. How is it that there is no independent corroboration from his associates or his closest circle in the university that Kamer was no longer the same man they knew?   

The only evidence known so far on which he was arrested on August 30 (Thursday) was a notebook allegedly containing references to former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, former Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, references to Sydney Opera House, police and railway stations allegedly found in his room. Though the exact wordings are not in any media, the PhD student will have to explain what the notebook contents were all about. We do not know his version because we have not heard the police or the media quoting Kamer in their reports.   
It is difficult to believe that in a country where seven prime ministers were displaced in ten years and the last one Malcolm Turnbull was ousted by his own party colleagues on 24th August 2018, the Sri Lankan student could have had any ideological or religious reason to ‘terrorise’ Turnbull. There appears to be no evidence that he had plans to terrorise the former Prime Minister or former Foreign Minister at any time they held office.   

PhD student 

Kamer was no simpleton; he was a bright, well-integrated PhD student and staffer at the UNSW. It is mind-boggling as to how his alleged ‘terrorism manifesto’ would be left in the open space of his shared room in the university premises carelessly for someone else to so easily ‘stumble upon’.   
Kamer’s brother, in a Facebook Post on Monday 3rd September, has expressed the view that Kamer was framed. “His accomplishments within the university in UNSW speak for themselves and he would have had absolutely no reason to engage in such disgusting, hateful crimes to a city which has been extremely opening to him for the past 6 years,” the brother wrote.   
Crime Reporter Sally Rowsthorne of The Sydney Morning Herald of Friday 31st August, noted “those who knew the Sri Lankan postgraduate student were in shock after the arrest with multiple friends and neighbours saying that they wouldn’t believe what Mr Nizamdeen is accused of doing”. ABC also quoted the police saying that they do not believe that Kamer was capable of carrying out a terrorist attack.   
Except for the contents of the notebook, which are also capable of innocent explanations, there does not appear in the media any evidence of any previous expressions of opinion or conduct on Kamer’s part that would support the serious allegations made against this up and coming talented youth, whose future is on the brink of ruination. But then the investigations are continuing, we need to wait. However what is clear to this writer is that additional evidence notwithstanding, the sum total of the material against Kamer do not amount to even an attempt or a conspiracy to commit an offence known to the law as applied in countries which have not embraced oppressive Counter Terrorism laws or the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Law. Jotting down one’s views in a notebook cannot by itself constitute an act of terror.   

The reported facts as distinguished from speculatory comments, such as alleged membership in the ISIS, do not appear to qualify as a terrorist or attempted terrorist act

There must be evidence of actual preparation or an engagement or assistance to commit a terrorist act, which appears to be lacking in this case. The reported facts as distinguished from speculatory comments, such as alleged membership in the ISIS, do not appear to qualify as a terrorist or attempted terrorist act under Australia’s Criminal Code Act of 1995 or under terror laws applicable in the New South Wales. Membership in ISIS itself is however, an independent terror related offence. There is no evidence of any “intimidation to advance a political, religious or ideological cause and the act causes”, the way a terrorist act is defined in the Australian Act. The phrase “and the act causes” would necessitate the act of intimidation causing actual ‘intimidation’, often ignored by investigators who probably want to demonstrate their ‘smart detection’ to their superiors! But Australia as a country maintains a high standard of judicially supervised investigative mechanism. It is possible that he would be and should be cleared of the accusations, subject however to some extra ordinary, but unlikely links with a terrorist organisation being discovered or due to some external pressure from racist entities.   

Speculative comments 

Dinoo Kelleghan in Sydney writing to The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) of 2nd September 2018 has made reference to highly speculative comments spicing the story which are unsupported by evidence. One example is that Kamer “acted as a lone wolf using his campus activities as a cover” which earned a sub-title in The Sunday Times, leading to a permanent damage to a man who had ‘networked into the university where he studied, worked and mentored students, and through projects that brought him plaudits by UNSW.’ Kelleghan reported further as follows: “Police say the PhD student is affiliated with the IS but are not charging him with being a member of the terrorist organisation.” But NSW Acting Detective Superintendent Mick Sheehy is quoted in the next sentence as having said, “From the documentation we believe he would affiliate with the ISIS”.   
One will easily see the propaganda hype to make the suspect appear to be linked to ISIS, the earlier one claiming Kamer is affiliated with the IS while the subsequent one stating that ‘he would affiliate’ with the ISIS.   
Kamer Nizamdeen had no previous criminal records prior to August 30. But were the police rushed into arresting Kamer with such weak allegations possibly by external elements? NSW’s Surveillance Device Act of 2007 and other terrorist related laws permit the police to conduct surveillance to establish more sound and credible material against possible real terror suspects. Why was he not monitored at least for a few more days, which smart investigators often do before rushing to arrest? What was the urgency? Did the elements that may have pushed the police to arrest the Sri Lankan forthwith have an agenda to create a realistic impact on the then ongoing Defence Seminar in Colombo, which commenced here on Thursday 30th August?   
Day Two of the Defence Seminar on Friday 31st August morning session had two relevant presentations to the subject under discussion in this article. One by Lt. Gen.(Retd) Orit Adalo, managing director of Adalo Consulting Ltd of Israel on ‘Ideological Polarisation’ and the other by Maj. Gen. Roger J Noble, United States Army Pacific, Australia on ‘Role of the military in Response to Violent Non-State Actors in a Destabilised International System’. Space constraints do not permit a detailed discussion, which may be written off by some as conspiracy theories. The news of Kamer’s arrest however hit the news media here only at the conclusion of the two day Colombo Defence Seminar, perhaps a little too late.   
(The writer is a former Senior State Counsel and can be reached on mm_zuhair@yahoo.com) 




Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wadduwa Party - Unanswered Questions! Better agitate for answers now before it becomes worse!

If the report in the Island Newspaper is true, and of course there is a problem with much of the facts as reported in the Media, we have serious concerns that must be addressed NOW

http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=189253

How come there was a party of two thousand people, each paying three thousand rupees? That is a total of Six Million Rupees for a FB party arranged by an AD agency in Kaduwela.

Before the alleged drugs scene, that in itself must draw a red flag to the authorities.

So what is the police doing about it? There is no point saying a Politician is protecting the organizers and doing nothing about it

The IGP must investigate if the party was held correctly, and owing to the crowd involved, if there was an adequate police presence to ensure basic security for the party goers, a basic right for party goers.

What enticed so many to come from all over the Country to pay Rs3,000 unless there was something available that is normally not available.

Basic Police investigations MUST get to the bottom of it, and eliminate all possibilities.

What pray is the duty of the Police? Not just to prevent crime, but also to prevent the possibility in the future. In order to do the latter, they must look into the causes, and how it can be prevented from happening

I don't know about the drug scene there, but we have to nip the drug menace in the bud as a Country. as the people of the Country demand it of the law enforcement authorities and not allow politicians to run rings around them

Remember the Police will eventually have to answer for it later, if something is not done immediately, and it is better to have it all discussed, resolved and suspects implicated or exonerated from the deaths today, rather than let it hang for a while before it is investigated and then it will more work for the already overburdened police force, trying to get a handle on the drug menace in Sri Lanka.

Where is the report of the IGP to the Law and Order Minister as there has been a clear breakdown of some law?

We just cannot let the IGP sleep on the job, it is too critical to let slide.
Why aren't more people questioning this incident, as we don't want a more severe incident in the future?

Today it is clear that the strength of the drugs are not known, and many are overdosing on lethal drugs and dying because the suppliers are incapable of regulating the strength of some of the chemicals used in the psychedelic drugs freely available today.

Before the crisis gets out of hand where the police simply cannot cope, why not give it the significance due and act on it?

Someone please do something