Wednesday, July 27, 2016
There is a man full of bile prancing around as a journalist, who though US educated and who also educates his daughter at Ladies is nevertheless someone who despises anything American, Liberal or capitalist or for what matter Western, in his writings, though a closet capitalist, which he does not want to admit to in his desires, who would be the first to persuade his daughter to go to a US University if she so chooses.
That is Malinda Seneviratne, who just wrote this article attacking the Prime Minister like a pickpocket! See link:
Granted he cannot stand the man, but if we read what he has written, he does not go into the frustration that the PM or for that matter the President has shown in why the media is till harping on every wrong doing in this Govt. of which there are many, while at the same time being wholly silent on the excesses of the previous Govt. and due to the media suppression they engaged in were NOT able to express the anti Govt. rhetoric that media NORMALLY engages in.
In his pathetic article he merely explains that the media job is to criticize the Govt. in power, without reference to the adulterated mind of the public to rationalize the change of circumstance, where the Media is truly free, but not responsible with it.
Given this background, they completely mislead the people, who have had to endure a lack of criticism of Rajapaksa Administration excesses during their reign, who are NOW subjected to excesses of the Ranil Wickremasinghe Administration, and thereby are misled into believing the current was worse than the previous, when even comparison is unfair due to a completely one sided totalitarian regime.
It is just these educated journalists, who should know better than those the Rajapakse’s bought for petty cash who don’t get that petty cash anymore and are screaming blue murder against this Govt.
Seneviratne can obtain redemption if he puts Country first, and not Anti-Ranil first in his journalistic bias. The PM from a media family is fully aware of what their responsibilities are, and is pointing out shortcomings in unreasonable criticism, given the environment that existed then and now, and is asking for some slack. Seneviratne being biased cannot rationalize this, and bleats like a sheep!
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Navin Dissanayake, when he was the Minister of Sports in the 100 day Govt. (son if Gamini Dissanayake, the former head of SLC when we obtained Test Status) had a plan to clean up cricket. However he was NOT able to fully implement his plan ti improve the game and the administration, before the election, and we saw the appointment of a neophyte into the role by Dayasiri Jayasekera WHO IS COMPLETELY OUT OF HIS DEPTH HERE!
So with the appointment or shall I say election of the new SLC Board, the Wettimuny proposals and plans COULD NOT be implemented, as we have the same o same o jokers at the helm, who don’t know what to do, but are looking at ways to make money for themselves, without giving cricket its recognition.
So our poor cricketers face a huge hurdle without the psychological support they need to win, just as much as the financial and moral support which is also hard to find. So we have just finished a disastrous series in the UK, where only the travelers benefitted and NOT the players, we are seeing some of the same today, with the Test match that just opened in Pallekelle where SL is off to a tragically poor start which will see the game end on the third day.
Who is to blame? Who else, and if you read through the last blog entry and the all the comments and their links, both for and against, you the reader could come to your own conclusions as to what is the lowest common denominator here.
It is just one word, and it is the DEPUTY SPEAKER no less than the Thilanga Sumithipala trying to do something that is completely out of his depth, and boo to those who elected him, as they must be ashamed of themselves!
It is time for immediate corrective action, and the authorities whoever they are must clean up the act and I hate political interference as this is NOT GOOD for cricket and for the improvement of the game at the rural level from where we should find our talent and latent talent that is OUT THERE yet to be discovered but for the greed of a few administrators in Colombo.
How come we have so many ex-cricketers who can contribute to the thinking of how the game can be improved, they are NOT administrators, but are the brains behind the game, let them make the suggestions for improvements, and let the pig headed officials who know little about improvement of the game and lot of how to pocket TV rights to their own advantage delegate their responsibilities.
It is a simple case of the pot calling the kettle black! Too pathetic for words.
It was extremely childish, puerile is the word of the “sour grapes attitude” of the President of Sri Lanka Cricket to question the rights of person to act professionally. It must be because this man has never acted professionally and a BOOKIE is still wagering to make a quick buck.
It is when we appoint such scum to high positions that no one with integrity will even want to apply! Underworld thugs still run Sri Lanka cricket and until the Games’ administration can be cleaned up first, we will not have people going into playing for their Country for the love of cricket and “excellence” their motto.
We live our lives so we can set examples for the future generation to improve upon our performance for themselves and for their Country. Who will want to be the greatest Bowler in the world, if some cheap pimp is given the Presidency of Sri Lanka Cricket? So by making such an asinine statement this man has shown his true colors, a guttersnipe would have performed better.
Murali is a proud and excellent cricketer who had endured all the odds to excel in the game, and even put up with the Australian unfair allegations and beat them. He HAS DONE Sri Lanka proud, and I ask nothing more from him for Sri Lanka.
In his retirement it is up to him to earn money “legitimately” any way he wants. Even billions for that matter, as his accuser has earned money “illegitimately” and has the audacity to even question his action. A BOOKIE is someone who lives of the misery of others especially in Sri Lanka, where the poor laborer goes to wager hoping to make some money on his way home, and more often than not, loses what he has with him. So it is in essence a social curse, much like Tobacco and Alcohol.
However the aforesaid are better regulated, and this is NOT, and the tax that the Treasury earns is much less than what it should be if the business is properly regulated, and proper records are kept for the Taxation, that is taken from the punter but not paid to the Inland Revenue a double crime.
Enough said, than putting to bed this allegation once and for all. I am very sad that the Media even reported this as a news item to bamboozle our ignorant public into misunderstanding the true status, and making racial slurs on his unblemished character.
Go ahead Murali, you make your call and do what you think is right!
Monday, July 25, 2016
The Prime Minister appears to be fed up with the state of our Media, especially because they have been prostitutes for so long, that when the YAHAPALANAYA Govt. came along and their gravy train stopped, they wanted a return to the Status Quo or a Rajapaksa Govt. where the Media “WERE TAKEN CARE OF” better than in any time in history, or thereafter as in the Present Day.
These pimps and prostitutes of the Media, have been justly accused by the PM, as he is just beside himself asking why they are so harsh on him, when then allowed the Rajapakse’s to fleece this Country so audaciously, without so much as a hum, and they continue with their song, when one my one the extent of the daylight robbery is exposed.
Today, it was how the leasing of JUST ONE AIRCRAFT, where it is costing over US$400,000 a month in overpayments that have gone into someone’s pocket and we the nation, are paying for it with our own contribution to taxes and we have NOT been able to convict, and take the money from this rogue, because we have NOT resorted to threats and are waiting for the law to take its course.
So back to the Editors of the Daily Mirror and Financial Times that have the final say in the slant of what is written. Questions! Were they in receipt of a payoff by MR where NONE is now given? If so then they should be locked up, without delay as they have compromised their readership with lies.
All other Newspaper groups reflect the owner’s views, where the Wijeya Papers reflect the Editors’ views, and with that goes the duty to be objective, and not to prostitute oneself to the highest bidder.
It is quite clear that the editors have lost their objectivity here, and are feeding the public with misinformation. We now have a Govt. with the PM who is known never to have taken any personal benefit from his office in all his life, and this goes for the only person so trusted in the past 50 years of Sri Lankan politics. So for journalists even to make insinuations against the man whose main fallibility is loyalty to his friends even though they may have done wrong, shows their colors.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
The Govt. MUST take an active role in protecting the Public Shareholdings in Quoted Companies – NDB a case in point at present
The people of Sri Lanka clearly gave a mandate for the new Govt. to immediately establish GOOD GOVERNANCE in order to protect the Country from the Robber Barons in Business and Politics. NO QUESTION ABOUT IT!
SO why is it so hard to do that? People’s power rules OK. We also know that the same Robber Barons are at work in this Govt. as it was in the last. We just have to be two steps ahead of the Barons, as they are “ONLY deal makers to enhance their wealth”, make no bones about it.
As if it not obvious to the observant intelligentsia of which Sri Lanka is sadly lacking in number, the way the profits of NDB has fallen has shocked even the department heads who are running it. With it the share-price, and the Barons are ready to pounce, buy cheap and take control despite Govt. rules to the contrary.
What is even sadder is that the Govt. is acting in an impotent manner, and hence are not safeguarding the interests of the public who own a third of the Bank, to say nothing about passive institutional investors who are merely spectators, watching in shock horror at what has happened to the share price.
Just look at investors who have purchased shares in the last month to get a feel for who they might be, who in concert with the rogues on the Board are about to take the bank to the cleaners to maximize their return at the expense of the State.
Thanks to my previous blog the PM has been notified of the threat, and as we all know he cannot be bought for all the tea in China, is trying to prevent this daylight robbery. The problem is that a senior minister in his Cabinet has been bought over by the Robber Barons and is trying to kibosh the Govt. in its bid to take back control.
Let’s go back to basics. NDB must be a Bank to help Sri Lankan entrepreneurs as a Development Bank. They should tie up with international banks who are willing to help fund this exercise, invest, take control throw the rogues out, put them in jail if found guilty of inappropriate practices and be a lesson to the potential deal makers, that if treachery is proved, where the assets of the people are stolen, they will have to face the consequences, with NO MERCY, just because they are billionaires. One or two examples is all it takes to clean up the mess, and we will take back ownership of our destiny from a whole bunch of Robber Barons, only about 100 acting in concert to enhance their wealth at the expense of the people. Await more scoops here to save the Country
Friday, July 22, 2016
I don’t know if the YAHAPALANAYA Govt. is asleep at the wheel when obviously wrong, brazen and unforgivable acts of treason take place under their very noses.
If we just take the case of NDB for this example, and it is just one of too many to recall just yet, but which will one by one be exposed for the knowledgeable and intelligent of you to realize. Sadly there are so few of you, that we allow the daylight robbers, disguised as worthies in Chairman and CEO positions to rule the day, and no one is the wiser. What a shame that idiots rule.
For starters the GOVT interests indirectly control about 35% of the Bank, and they should be able to have their say as to who should be the Chairman and how it should be run, and oversight into the goings on. Then there is about 10% for Pathirage and 9% for Rusi Captain etc. who are wielding an unusual amount of influence thanks to the RAVI K can be bought syndrome operating there too.
It MUST be incumbent upon the Govt. to appoint a non-rogue as chairman as they are about to replace one with another. If the Govt. fails to do it, then they may has well hand over the Country to the Robber Barons, just as MR did, and we will all say bye bye to any attempt at Good Governance.
What is the Central Bank doing? Where is their head of bank supervision, in being alert to what is going on? Why have they not interviewed all the heads of department to get their honest opinions of the mood of the day, as the Bank is tanking (with TANKY who can’t spell BANK at the helm) while we just watch impotently, and what is left is being very cleverly removed, so brazenly obviously!
I have always wanted NDB to be a Development Bank which is how and why it was set up in the first place and MOST at the bank have forgotten their roots in this crazy competitive world of banking, turning it to any other bank like what has also happened to DFCC. No wonder we don’t have true Development! How?
Let the reader be on notice that a hugely valuable asset of the Country which has gone to the DOGS, is about to be eaten by them and no one seems to be bothered least of all the Media who are so ignorant of what is happening with no real financial journalistic excellence in Sri Lanka to unravel the shit before it really hits the fan. We have such spineless people at the top, who don’t act despite knowing!
Can someone tell the PM to act decisively in the interests of the People of Sri Lanka to whom he has pledged allegiance. He is against the rest who have pledged to MAMMON!
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The recent failed coup, President Erdogan nearly lost his life, if the helicopters aimed at the right house, has proved to be a watershed of NUCLEAR proportions, the reality of which we have yet to face, and NO ONE wishes to contemplate.
Already Erdogan has incarcerated 10,000 people and has suspended from duty, 20,000 people from Government Servants and Teachers, most of whose lists he had before the coup attempt and acted upon after, and it is clearly the Coup attempt that has permitted him to act in this heavy handed way, along with a state of emergency of three months just announced, which will give him unlimited power over his subjects.
Like in many Countries in 2016, the Turkish population is also divided, between the Islamist Erdogan supporters and the rest who are secular. THE REST are NOT a UNITED FRONT, so their strength is ONLY in opposition to the leader, and not on ideology, or race etc. Erdogan IT MUST BE REMEMBERED has changed course on some of these political allegiances, like a chameleon, and COULD change again, but unpredictably and unexpectedly.
He is quite likely to execute 500 of the people he dislikes most, and if not executed starve them to death which is in fact worse, and is about to lose any chance of Turkey ever entering he European Union, something that is once and for all dead!
The problem is he is in NATO. All the NATO countries have applauded the fact that the Coup did not succeed, as that is undemocratic! However Erdogan who has been elected President democratically, after holding office as PM for many years, is now an authoritarian President commanding huge popularity, and if comparison was needed what is the difference between him and MR? Only the satakaya!
He is building palaces and a cult to his glory, but herding his flock in the name of Islam, and thereby completely fooling a nation intentionally, just like MR did by using the threat from outside, with some OLD MAN in the US as the current point of his wrath, as having masterminded the Coup attempt.
For Sri Lankans all is familiar, and we know what would have happened if Maithripala Sirisena lost the election, it would be like what Erdogan has done to his Opposition. Arn’t we glad we were able to throw him out rather than get embroiled in a Coup to overthrow the Tyrant! Turkey instead has years of agony, until the people finally realize they have been had the expense of their prosperity.
Just as an aside, Turkey is a large grower of cheap tea to Russia, and also imports tea from Sri Lanka, for their consumption.
The US State Department is busy working out the what if scenarios, and have exhorted the President from committing HR violations, by threats that they will throw Turkey out of NATO and leave it to fight their own battles. There is still the case of the Turkish Fleet which is missing which the US is giving security to, as the Admirals will not go back to Turkey to face the music and the US does not want to annoy the already annoyed Turks!
The EU is frantically saying that if Turkey introduces the death penalty there is NO way that membership will be open to them, and that is NOT working at the moment for Erdogan who is BENT ON REVENGE!
The coup was prevented due to a simple use of facetime to appeal to the people to stand up and fight the Army, which people took literally and did, and called their bluff. While I am personally glad the Coup failed as I don’t want any country under Military Leadership, there is NO guarantee on what the embattled President will do as he has the backing of the Sharia Law adhering religious junkies, who are with him all the way, and it is this constituency that he is listening to at present.
Recep Tyip Erdogan is the leader of 80Million Turks occupying 783,000 sq km or 13 times the size of Sri Lanka, with 4 times the population. Compare this with Syria that has ONLY 15 Million people remaining. If Syria caused so much of a crisis in Europe – “you aint seen nothing yet” when the TURKS decide enough is enough and take to the boats to come over in numbers!
I hope the West is prepared for the Erdogan blood bath, and is ready to SNUFF IT OUT before it happens, to save them from having to provide safe haven for at least 20M anti-Erdogan population who will just not be able to survive in present Turkey under Erdogan rule.
This is serious stuff, which the EU are consulting behind closed doors, and is making plans to counter in case Erdogan begins to go big time on his purge! The UN Security Council is on alert to pass a resolution if the threats become real and nasty. Will any of this make a difference to a power crazy dictator, like Assad, Ghadaffi, Sadam Hussein, Mahinda Rajapakse? The simple answer is NO.
It is only subtle changes, in economic power that will make a difference to Erdogan, lets start with his wealth spirited away. This is the first charge, if he gets out of hand. The second is to bomb to smithereens his palace that he so loves to gloat in and rule from. He will have to remain in the underground bunker if the West decided to flatten that piece of real estate.
As if the world has enough hotspots to concentrate on, the Turks now have added to it. This is potentially the worst of the hotspots, and it is to the Wealthy Turkish Business Men who see their gains of decades, ready to go up in smoke who should be appealing to Erdogan to desist from going overboard.
Turkey is in danger of being a failed state so quickly form being a successful state on the Border of the current flash zone with Iraq and Syria where the Kurds are ready to take any advantage of turmoil They have been lucky as they have consolidated their gains in Iraq and Syria, and once they get their piece of land within Turkey, the new land of Kurdistan will rise from the ashes as an existential threat to Turkey forever.
The other NATO allies are watching these scenes unfold, biting their nails right through, NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO.
The CIA is at work delving into the mind of this dictator trying to second guess his next move, and trying to pre-empt in favor of CALM under incendiary thoughts. No one is talking about it openly, but are fearful or this mammoth country, where there is a lot of religious freedom at the edge of the Middle East looking as if it will also be turned into an intolerant Islamist State.
As if all the goings on in the Middle East is NOT enough for the Turks, they seem to want the same type of instability in their own Country, and until some wise counsel prevails to cool Erdogan down, there is NO chance of a happy outcome, just delaying the inevitable.
If my previous blog entry is anything to go by, I implore the Turks to tread carefully and NOT support its leader, to an extent that he will let go, and not be swollen headed under the misinterpretation, that the people will tolerate anything they do, as he is doing it for the Country.
The Tourist industry has suffered, unemployment is now spiraling out of control and business confidence is at all time low. Turkish Airlines is at a loss on what to do, as all their passengers, transit out of Ankara, and are looking for an alternative hub that skips Turkey, but are unable to find one in the area of TURMOIL they live under.
It is the people of Turkey that saved Erdogan’s bacon, or should I say, lamb, and it is the people of Turkey to whom I turn to save their Country from their leader!