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

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Micro Finance Debt – inability to pay – has nothing to do with region, it is a common issue across the Country



As usual the pontificating donkeys, also known as ministers are hypothesizing debt into the Northern Debt being special which needs to be forgiven, and not the debt taken by women in the rest of the Country. Bull Shit!!


There are philosophical issues that must be addressed and let us do that one by one. Let’s home in on where the real problem lies. It is with the microfinance lending practice of first targeting women, whether they are women headed households or not. The assumption is this population is less likely to default.

Then they pick on vulnerable, as in financially not savvy women and get them to find a guarantor, usually three women cross guarantee for each other, and the money is promptly paid, not looking whether women have any prior experience in paying off such debt.

The predator salesmen are only concerned about their commission which depends on the number of households they can lend to, and has nothing to do with the evaluation of a business plan.

A capping of the interest rates, will result in lower lending to these vulnerable people, as lending criteria will have to change to safer bets. It will prevent these people being targeted. However there is a catch, the need to pick out those who will then go to the local money lender.

In short they will not be forced into taking loans they cannot pay, but will go to the money lender who lends at high rates, without guarantors for expenses, that no one else will lend on. These vulnerable people have NO SAFETY NET.

It is the duty of the Samurdhi Niladari to identify families in this debt trap, for special assistance, and advise them before they mortgage their lands to raise funds. Invariably the local money lender who charges usurious rates, will end up owning the property by default, further pauperizing these families.

It is this vulnerable population, anywhere in the country who MUST be helped. The question is, “how can you identify them?” and intervene before they go from the frying pan into the fire. In short one is helping those trapped in poverty, without the financial savvy to extricate them from this debt burden. Microfinance writes off debt, money lenders take everything, leaving nothing.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Where is the media in defending the security of the nation?

When a debate in parliament took place, to effectively fool people again both by the Govt. and Opposition to imply that troop numbers are all that matter, the media SHOULD HAVE POINTED OUT THE FALLACY

When the whole world is reducing the strength of their forces and that includes the US, UK, China Russia and India, and going hi tec, we in Sri Lanka are debating the issue of whether to reduce the strength of the Forces or not.

Of course it is a no brainer that  we should have a more agile fighting force, which could be deployed immediately if trouble arises. Mobile Camps are the answer and is a well known form of security which it seems only Sri Lanka does not know about!

So let us leave the defence of the nation to the forces, to present their requests for the future security and for a proper independent analysis of its need, rather than be determined by people with personal agendas.

We are paying Rs50BN a year just to feed the forces. That is simply unacceptable.  So if you downsize by a quarter, If I had just a quarter of that to get ONE good brigade to be deployed whenever trouble occurs, that is better, while getting rid of excess bodies that is a quarter of the force in a five year period.

So why is the media not pointing this out? The fact is the forces are NOT nimble as there are too many structures that serve no purpose, other than just give people title and nothing else. 

What do we want? Security of the land. How do you get it? Reduce the number and beef up the logistics using the latest technology. As Sri Lanka is a small country, we can get any amount of troops from one place to another in a matter of a few hours, by land sea or air. 

What we don't have is the equipment to move them quickly and that is the need of the hour and not the bodies. the bodies are needed to run the economy, not sit around pissing in their boots. So redirect the personnel to civilian essentials not covered and use the money saved to getting transportation items to ensure we can fight any battle, big or small within an hour of it breaking out, where ever it maybe. Who is going to argue with that?

The present 250+ Army Camps don't even have bullets that work to last one hour of battle, so why even have them? We are only putting our soldiers in harm's way. 

So who do we blame for that? the Civilian Government not acquiescing to forces commanders needs. So who are the traitors? Everyone of the people who are warming their seats in Parliament? Not one person not even Field Marshal SF has pointed this terrible state of affairs.  

Why is Parliament littered with Bozos who appeal to their gallery? It’s called Democracy stupid!!



Taking a cue from what transpired in Parliament yesterday, where the Government had to answer the allegation by the opposition, that the Army was downsizing, allegations made by Bozo Dinesh Gunewardena, seeking to get some brownie points from his gallery, by implying that he is trying to defend the nation by keeping the Army at the present numbers. So one mistake does not make it into two wrongs.


Mistake ONE – The Quality of an Army to satisfactorily defend a nation from their brief has nothing to do with troop strength.

Mistake TWO – Denying that the numbers will be reduced is itself a lie, as what is needed is a MORE EFFECTIVE security force, not strength in numbers.

To illustrate how bankrupt both the Government and Opposition are in terms of their inability to truly represent the needs of the Nation, is their pandering to the Gallery, as votes are supposed to be obtained by telling lies, as the truth will not win an election in Sri Lanka.

So we come back to the reason we are in the backwaters of the world, when we can easily be in the forefront, but for the  intellectual bankruptcy of the electorate to whom, the education system has completely failed.

I know I can defend the whole country with a troop strength of a maximum of 50,000 well trained, high mobility force, equipped with drones, helicopters, high technology surveillance, BETTER than today’s army can, with lower capacity manpower, but with the nimbleness of a rapid deployment force.

As usual our donkeys in Parliament have missed the whole point. We have seas, our economic zone, which is being plundered by foreign trawlers DAILY, and they have not pointed that we need a Navy strength at 5 times present, with vessels equipped with latest technology to prevent the POACHING WAR.

WE ARE CURRENTLY AT WAR IN THE HIGH SEAS AND DONKEYS IN PARLIAMENT HAVE NOT RAISED THIS ISSUE YET! So what is the good of idiots who just want to hear the sound of their voice, not realizing they are all traitors for NOT defending our economic rights, from being stolen in daylight.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Count ourselves very fortunate in Sri Lanka - the Rest of the World has been gripped by heatwaves these past weeks

Sri Lankans tend to always look at the worst, or have pessimistic outlooks on life.

The past month has seen record breaking high temperatures throughout the world, but we in Sri Lanka have not experienced any extremes.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5933587/Mesmerising-maps-reveal-record-breaking-temperatures-world.html 

The link above is worth reading as it will bring to your attention how extreme some of the temperature has been.

Only if you live in a place and experience unusually high or unusually low temperatures will you understand how different life at that moment is.

In England roads have melted for the heat. Some people dare not go out of their houses and just imagine in many temperate countries they only have heaters and no airconditioners or fans, so people are really suffering the sweltering heat.

There has been no reference in the gutter press to the extreme heatwave the world is experiencing, and worse no indication to people in Sri Lanka that they truly live in Paradise, but where people still leave this country to move to countries experiencing such weather and temperature changes, only because the SYSTEM in Sri Lanka has pushed them out.

So what is this system I refer to?

A parochial society, where performance is not appreciated. Where the old school tie matters more than ability leading the best of the rest to leave Sri Lanka for pastures anew to give their all to the Country that welcomes them, being disgusted with the Country of their birth that effectively chased away some of our best citizens, as they don't recognize quality and true Human Resource Potential

It is only this resource that we lack in Sri Lanka, because we actually had them, but we chased the people away, so that idiots getting into positions of authority have stifled their upward mobility.

We must change this misconception, so we can give the truly talented a chance within Sri Lanka to display what they are capable of.

So literally we chase people from the frying pan to the fire in these extreme temperature countries because we are unable to give credit where it is due to good people, giving them the promotion needed or even at the beginning give them a living wage on which to build their lives and lay down their roots in Sri Lanka 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Foolish Southern Politicians have raised Vijayakala to heights even she could never have imagined – what say you?



In this era of fake news, planted news, manufactured news, nothing is truly what it seems. So to see our Fellow Sinhala Bretheran becoming KULAPPUFIED is the epitome of hilarity, except they have created a FRANKENSTEIN.

Even Vijayakala Maheswaran, in her wildest dreams did not realize she will be made a heroine in the North, purely because of a foolish TV channel called Derana that gave her story a spin that it needed to go viral. If I was Tamil I will be clapping like blazes watching the fun and reading the dick head comments.

Don’t forget in life, if you think you are smart, it comes back to haunt you. One must be humble, help the downtrodden. Vijayakala after all lost her husband 10 years ago, when she was only 35, a housewife thrust into politics because of it.

The husband was a successful businessman, who it says fell to a LTTE bullet, but even there, we have no proof as to who gave the order to kill and exactly why. Let’s leave it at that and come to present amusement gone serious.

If you were God and looking down on this scene of a whole bunch of people taking a cue from Vijakala’s speech WITHOUT listening to it fully, knowing the context in which it was made, knowing the people she made it to, and the rational she was usingto make it, will come out with a different interpretation. We Lankans are easily excited, and even more easily swayed into a fear psychosis to make hay, completely out of context and before the speech was analyzed by Tamil independent observers, who can catch the nuance of what she says, not the literal translation of their interpretation of what she meant.

I find this whole saga entertaining to say the least, the fact that the PM has got involved, instead of ignoring the whole fracas and having a private chat with the instigator, to find out what made her blurt, shows even he is KULLAPUFIED~

Does anyone in the South, even some Southern Tamils, know what it is like to be Tamil in Jaffna, know what people are facing and know that they have all become political footballs in games that other Tamil politicians are playing for their own survival in the north and worse others in the South? I am sure NOT.

IN those circumstances, when there is NO PROGRESS in the daily lives of the people, frustration and anger boils and it shows in mysterious ways.

A Tamil Boy in Jaffna, who lives amongst the present climate there, would find living in Jaffna very obtrusive, and frustrating. He gets money from relatives as a sort of peace offering to their poor relations in Jaffna, so he is not in want for food. His friends face similar outlook, and get into trouble with the law, like all kids with a few bucks in the pocket, always do. Alcohol abuse and even drugs is common, and it is known that the Forces in the past used this mode to keep people non-compus. So alcohol abuse was a widespread means of control of the civilian population.

When you get in trouble with the law and have to answer to a policeman in Sinhala and you don’t know what the hell he is saying you again tense up and anger boils inside of you, wishing the LTTE at least were back, so that their police at least had imposed some rules and order and spoke in Tamil.

You may laugh and think it frivolous but it is true, that the hopeless ness of people in the north with their leaders just as much as it is with the government has led Tamil leaders like Vijayakala to be opportunistic in utterances, wishing for a return of the LTTE if indeed that is what she wishes, and I am still waiting for a full transcript in English, of the whole speech in order to make head of tails of what she was trying to say.

Remember I am not being judgmental yet, as I don’t know what was said in full, and taking voice cuts is the worst thing that has happened to Sri Lankan news as every voice cut even in Sinhala differs from the intent, if one listens to the whole speech, be it from Ranil or Mahinda or for that matter from anyone whose voice cut is broadcast. So Vijayakala’s is NO DIFFERENT to the rest.

There are far bigger threats that the fear of the LTTE making a comeback, especially as the Sinhala People foolish as they are will suddenly find that the Chinese have bought up all of Sri Lanka except for he bits that the Muslims and Tamils own, as they are capable of holding out for a bigger prize, while the Sinhala people will sell their mothers and fathers to the Chinaman for a few bob.

I can fight the LTTE single handed with a few drones and don’t need an army, so I don’t know why the people are worried of a comeback. The only reason they will gain traction is because of the sordid way they have mucked up the peace dividend.

Do you know what I would have done? I would simply offer every Tamil female head of household a job in the South for her and a place to live for the rest of the family, and are you telling me she will not come? Of course she will if the Tamil parties are not allowed to interfere and prevent her. Why should she stay to put up with shit, no jobs, no prospects, when someone is offering a way out for her family to prosper? SLAM DUNK – and BOO HOO TO YOO

PS 

As this article goes to press, I note that Parliament has adjourned for the day due to the Maheswaran Speech and no one in Parliament has heard it in full. So you can imagine what kind of excuses for human beings we have in Parliament to waste their time on nothing. I am sorry to say that we seem to have a bunch of real donkeys in parliament adjourning when there are many more important matters than Vijakala or the NYT report likely to be planted about the MR campaign receiving funds. All that is fake news, the real news is that the whole of the Country is corrupt to the core and the 225 in parliament lead that pack. To hide their nakedness they engage in frivolity to KULLAPUFY the general public and divert their interests from matters of state.

They have by even adjourning give the LTTE more credit than it is due. No wonder it empowered Prabakaran and no wonder it is going to encourage the Diaspora, because of the silly and puerile behavior of the leaders of this Country, who don't care about the people, just want a voice cut that will fool the listener or viewer, that is simply all.

We pray for this Country to receive leaders who actually cares about the well being of every man woman and child in Sri Lanka irrespective of their belief system.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

This Government's scam by last Government's scam artist

http://www.ft.lk/columns/The-Government-s-“growth-scam”-/4-657822


The link above is to a Financial Times article which is well worth reading if you are knowledgeable and intelligent to sift through its MUMBO JUMBO, meant to fool the halfwits who mostly read it.

Nivaard Cabraal has got the nerve to maintain that the problems of today are solely this Government's and he has no blame attached to him from his time as the head of the CBSL.

It is mighty disingenous of him, to point the finger solely at others.

My opinion is that both Administrations are at fault, but the real rot began from there, as his growth was merely construction lead, which can easily increase GDP rates as no allowance need be made for borrowings higher the better for growth as it goes into construction that immediately boosts growth.

No fool can argue with that, but the fools in this govt. don't know enough economics to make this simple observation that is so obvious.

Further getting into unproductive investments meant that while the money was spent while investing in Mattala hits the GDP, suddenly when the constuction and spend stops and there is no return - meaning no planes landing, immediately the investment is a zero return one. If it did yield returns, it hits the GDP.

So the MR policies of WHITE ELEPHANTS was a classic case of grwoth while the elephant was ebing built and NO GROWTH once it is over, so add that Harbor, add that Sports Stadium add that Convention Center and add that high cost low return Norochcholai to the list despite the need for Norochcholai for the power at the time, but not such a wasteful one, where the worst optioin that paid the biggest commission was chosen to fatten the pockets of the party in power.

At least for all the idiots who in charge now, at least we can criticise and Cabraal can also write this kind of criticsm for us to read. If it was during MR time a white van would have taken Cabraal where we will never find him again.

Give credit where it is due and blame where it is too. take the partisan side out of you if you are a professional and if you are not your partiality and nakedness is so apparent any fool can see.

So no more sanctimoneous sermons from you please as there is no one in this adminisrtation who can point out your obvious flaws. We are a country where the blind have led the blind all throughout and we need professionals and not charlatans who claim to be professional like NC.

I hope the readers are able to decipher the fluff from the fact in this link in today's FT to make sense or nonsense of what is said.

This govt with flawed policies like reducing price of fuel, giving govt servants raises and allowing any car permits made matters worse. If they did none of these things we would be flying with 10% growth just from the private sector effort being ab le to emply a milion more to take the vacancies now on offer.

Thanks to MR who stuffed the public service with useless people we have no one to do the good jobs and we have people who are looking at the lazy public servants and saying if he can get a paychek like this for no work, why should we go to work an d get a lower paycheck wehre we have to sign in with our thumb p\rints, It is as simple as that.

If all vacancies are filled, growth today will be 10% + but the private sector is being squeezed to balance MR's excesses

May God Help Sri Lanka from these charlatans


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

North Korea under the US sphere of influence - who loses? Russia, China & to a lesser extent, Japan and South Korea


North Korea needs US technology to improve the quality of life of their citizens, more than the US needs anything from there. So for nuclear disarmament they will benefit enormously from US aid, which to the US is pea nuts but the poor 25M North Koreans it’s a shit load of money.

A dictatorship is better able with US help to impose a development model without leaving it for market forces to find the equilibrium. With tried and tested technology, they can leap to the 5G generations, skipping even the motorbike era for its citizens.

What if Kim says I want all my roads to be ready to take autonomous vehicles from day one? It will go straight from 19th century to 22nd in one jump, and it is the South Koreans who are going to feel the heat, seeing the neighbor in the North benefitting the most.

It’s time to get your house in order to get ready to go and work in North Korea, as the opportunities for overall success are greatest.

I guess this relationship is not as bad as was thought, Kim a Generation Z at heart is ready to leapfrog. Forget the political prisoners for the moment as that is not going to achieve the planned success, until the economy begins to grow. Then you can even contemplate releasing these miserable wretches who have been tortured and starved for years, those who survived that is as we know that 20 years ago, at least 5M North Koreans starved to death due to famine.

The truly fun part is going to be when US investment completely overwhelms North Korea. Russia and China will look glumly at the increasing US influence on what they regarded as their turf.

These are the benefits of gun boat diplomacy, that the US under Trump imposed on North Korea and before you can say Jack the hard working Korean work ethic would transform the North, unspoiled and beautiful to be the latest must visit place on earth.

Coming back to earth now, it is unlikely that the doomsday scenario will take hold.

Donald J Trump will then be seen as the savior of the day, outwitting all the punters, and naysayers big time.

Pack your bags and let’s get ready for the North Korean Gold Rush, providing goods at even lower prices to the US market as they will get more preferential access than even China and Taiwan to say nothing of Japan and South Korea.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Please don't add to the number of Ministers - Please - It’s not the person, it’s the position stupid!


We must immediately reduce the number to a maximum of 30 Cabinet and Deputy, not increase it to 100

Why is there no hue and cry over the impending appointment of SIX MORE DEPUTY MINISTERS?

http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/-UNP-backbenchers-to-be-sworn-in-as-Dy-Ministers-151164.html

In a Country where nothing can be implemented, because none of the Cabinet Ministers are still clear about their responsibilities, powers, and jurisdiction, adding to the confusion is completely reprehensible.

This is what is being done to accommodate every baby who cries fould at not having anything to do, or be able to tell their backers, they can’t give jobs, as they have don’t have ministries to stuff more yes men into.

We are adding to traitors not to patriots and automatically this position is not going to be used for the benefit of Sri Lanka, its citizens and the important tasks ahead, but for more ceremonies of taking office, more places for them to sit, more positions for their lackeys and more space for their security.

It is simply crazy that for a population of 21Million, smaller than most states of the USA, most cities in China, most Provinces in India, we have people in positions but no powers, or common sense to do anything for the benefit of the Country.

Don’t misunderstand me. These people have been given positions just to be yes men, not to do a job. They are a nuisance to the Cabinet Minister as they are going to be a thorn in his side, as he has to listen to more fools, and he has enough fools to listen to already, instead of choosing someone who at least has some common sense to advise him.

Politicians are in the mistaken belief that they know what their constituencies want. Yes they know what they ask, BUT NOT WHAT THEY REALLY WANT. They are sadly intellectually challenged to see the difference and thus we have the downfall of our political system, where eigth graders are listening to people’s request, without the ability to really get to the bottom of their requests to supply what they really need to improve their lives for the better. Make no bones about it providing what they ask for will not satisfy the long term needs of the voter, it will merely satiate them till next week when they will come asking for more.

I suppose our political system works on the premise that giving a little of what they ask will make them enslaved, so beholden so the politician in question will have a following based on slavery. That is not good for the Country it is treason. That is why these appointments are against the interest of the Country.

The Handshake – World has turned on its head, and we are the better for it!



It’s true. Build a nuclear warhead threaten your neighbor by flying your ICBMs without a nuclear warhead and then POTUS will invite you for talks. Cool hah?

That’s what North Korea did, and it paid off. The world is watching, and the Country with the highest proportion of political prisoners as a percentage of the population, facing toture and starvation in Gulags, wins the day.

Rajapakse clearly misunderstood the word bullying here, and what it takes to win in the world of diplomacy.

Trump on the other hand promised his backers, that he will turn US foreign policy on its head as it did not work all this time and by doing it is own way is making some HEADWIND. So what did he do?

He saw North Korea testing Nuclear Missiles and they even taunted him by saying it was days before they could get their ICBMs to go the distance to Hawaii and obliterate that island. He then got Russia and China and tightened sanctions, and threatened to use Nuclear Weapons against Korea, (if you obliterate the North, you also obliterate the South) He brought the sixth fleet to the waters off Korea and showed he meant business.

South Korea’s new leader who was more moderate, having his parents who fled the North as part of his legacy, managed dialogue, got Kim to come made a historic meeting at the DMZ. (don’t forget the two Korea’s are still, as in even today, technically at war) Then there was another meeting again in Seoul much to the surprise of the world. Kim in the meantime went to Beijing twice to meet his supporter, President Xi, who provided the planes this time to bring his entourage and his two Mercedez Limousines to Singapore.

The South Korean leader brokered the meeting in Singapore. Trump whose art of the deal, saw the greatest photo opportunity of his Presidency come and jumped at it. So did Kim. Sanctions were eased immediately, the entrances to the Nuclear Tests sites were bombed, he agreed to halt tests and they met this morning at 8.30am or there abouts at Sentosa Island in Singapore, talks still taking place with their teams.

Despite condemnation from Human Rights Organizations all over the world who have lost credibility by trying to stop this meeting which will not even touch on the HR record at this meeting, it is being hailed everywhere as a Diplomatic Triumph for Trump and Kim, who will win the Nobel hands down.
Now for the nitty gritty:

Did you see Denis Rodman on CN? He was the front man for years, who went to Korea and got shat on by the US media, and he was crying on TV saying he had death threats on his return, because he went to the Pariah State. Now he sporting the Make America Great Again cap that the Donald used in his campaign actually has the last laugh. Even Trump’s secrtary had personally called him to thank him for his part in this historic meeting and he was reveling in the fame of the moment, knowing his long term investment in North Korea, which he said had always been let down by people making promises and breaking them, get on the world stage.

Personally I have not analysed my feelings about the HR issue, about the totalitarian regime for 75+ years of grand father, father and son in charge, ruthlessly suppressing opposition, and controlling the remaining people with fear. One has to admire how 25million people in a state that is dead broker and poverty all encompassing and people fed a diet of only the leader as God, who effectively owns the Country, more ruthless than Nero, and more grabbing of the Nation’s wealth than Ghadaffi is now hailed as a hero even in South Korea that prior to meeting with their president had 10% approval rating, 35% approval rating after the meeting with their leader at the DMZ and today 75% approval rating in South Korea of all places. That is absolutely astounding, for a man who threated to annihilate the whole of South Korea with just one missile.

Diplomacy is weired, but diplomacy that can change the stakes from fear to satisfaction without one shot of a bullet, is to me the epitome of success. In Sri Lanka we miserably FAILED. Mahinda Rajapakse who all think is a hero, miserably failed to stop the killing until he had killed all the LTTE who were left. Don’t forget he massacred thousands of his own Countrymen, using his own army. No matter that his countrymen revolted. A smart leader could have turned things around with no killing, dismantling the mad ruthless terrorist, if he was able to get his killing machine, Karuna on his side, why could he not isolate Prabarkaran, where he had NO option but to swallow his own cyanide on his neck, which the bloody coward could not do even at the end.

We learn from history, so we don’t make the same mistakes, and that is why we use history to help the present. In Sri Lanka we have fake history taught in schools and our teachers don’t even realize how fake it is when they teach it. At least we can se the world operating in our faces on TV today, a luxury our ancestors did not have. However as dumb as most Sri Lankans are few would have even seized the moment of history happening 3 flying hours away from our little island, and Singapore an even littler island getting press coverage worth US$10B in one day, when we cannot get US$1B in FDI in ONE YEAR!

Despite my reservations about Donald Trump and his art of the Deal by which his Presidency seems to be defined, you have to give him credit for at least promising to do his foreign policy in a different to style to established foreign policy, and KEEPING TO HIS PROMISE.

PS Did you not notice that there were NO US SENATORS OR CONGRESSMEN from either side of the Isle in his entourage? Well he did it on his own. 

For a great Country like the USA not even to consult or have their legislators anywhere on the scene, is tantamount to the POTUS being a dictator for a term of 4 years only. It works, knowing you could be elected one more time and that's it.

That is what MR failed to understand and failed to profit from, when being greedy to change the constitution to have a longer stint at the robbing top. Can anyone point a finger at Trump for robbing the coffers? NO. On MR the answer is a big YES. The fact you cannot get his stash from Dubai bank accounts, is not the fault of the present government. 

Dubai is the place where all the rogues of the world stash their cash. Switzerland has now pledged not to allow stolen money to be dumped into their banking system. However Dubai is now the depository for money laundering in the world, and make no bones about it, the Rajapakse US$ billions are safe there, ready to fight many more elections in Sri Lanka if need be. So the answer to the critics saying where is the money? IS SIMPLE it is there and can only be used by the owners and their proxies, both of whom are operating in Dubai - don't we know it.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Sri Lanka seems to be the most incident prone country in the world – and they are so one of a kind!!!!



Just think about it! Have any of you heard of an operating table, while in the middle of an operatio, falling on the surgeon and crushing his big toe?

More to the point, the hospital director sounds so blasé that he said it was a minor occurrence!!!!! That is SO Sri Lankan isn’t it?

Nothing phases, even if we are the only country in the world where the operating tables don’t conform to basic WHO guidelines on health and safety.

If you read the link below where a statement was taken from the surgeon who had his big toe crushed, he says that the staff are NOT trained in basic use of hospital equipment and instruments. COME ON SRI LANKA you can do better than that.


This is where we shoot ourselves in the foot. Even if you have the most experienced ancillary staff in the world, if they are not trained in using their tools of the trade, then that experience counts for NOTHING.

I was completely taken aback by the Administrator’s statement, as the Hospital Adminstrator’s job, is to ensure all the staff under his direction are knowledgeable.

This just about sums up the Sri Lankan disease, a complacent attitude to work, and responsibility, and even if there is injury and death, they more likely say that fate intervened and it had little to do with man’s weaknesses.

So no wonder that there is insufficient concern when road safety is shown to be terrible and the behavior of drivers on the road is unpardonable and police look the other way, only because they even don’t understand road safety, only do what they are told, like catch drivers for speeding with speed guns, even if that action of speeding DOES NOT ENDANGER anyone else’s lives but their own.

I appeal to the authorities in Sri Lanka in every sphere to use their common sense in everything they do to ensure that people know their jobs tasks, so that these minor matters do not become major matters.

This is part of the attitude change that is desperately required in this Country! 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

SHAME - Pistol Eraj appointed as Mayor of Hambantota - AARSIKLAND for sure now!

Do people have no shame in this Country? No is the answer

The man who was filmed and shown all over the world with a real/toy pistol running like a gangster has true to form made himself the Gangster King of the Gangster Capital - which will be the new name for Hambantota.

It is clear that the SLPP wish this to be so, so let no one be deceived, this is the future if the SLPP is allowed anywhere near the seat of power. If you thought the present jokers are arseholes, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Just imagine yourself as a fly on the wall, watching this charade going on inside the room that was voting for the mayor. You had the UNP that had the most number of seats and crowd about it at the time of the results that they won in the heart of MR, and not to be outdone, the SLPP snookered an already planned counter attack, by using the  strength of money, to buy the needed votes of the Members to make this wish come true, just as it has in many of the other Councils.

What makes Hambantota so galling, is the example it shows to the rest of the Country, that thugs are legitimate rulers and their thuggish actions are not proscribed, but have become a license itself to seek greater power.

So it is clear that the people of Hambantota are being fooled and a vendetta by the self same thug will be in place as soon as possible against all those who opposed him and by threats and innuendo he was able to assure himself of this position.

Worse, when his true colors come to light and the people who voted for him, come to regret their decision, but they cannot do anything about it. It is a lesson to all, that if we do something against the people we serve, there comes a point when we who permitted this wrongdoing, cannot plead ignorance, but have to suffer the consequence of their action.

The moral of the story then and should be always, DO WHAT IS RIGHT NOT FOR YOU BUT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO YOU REPRESENT, EVEN THOUGH MANY MAY HAVE NOT EVEN VOTED FOR YOU.

It is called Moral Obligation. When you break that obligation you have chaos - and you will shortly see the effects of that chaos


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

It is truly sad that even Vesak Poya Day has been hijacked by Astrology



Please correct me if I am wrong, but we in Sri Lanka want to make life difficult for ourselves as we are succors for punishment. So it was with Vesak, which by some inexplicable reason of the Astrological Clock, is celebrated on the Full Moon which falls on April 29th , instead of Vesak being commemorated all over the world, except in Sri Lanka on May 29th Full Moon Poya Day. Why?


It is clear from the link above that the Ven.Niyangoda Sri Vijithasiri Thero, the Anunayake of the Malwatte Chapter is also questioning it, though he should have done this last year when the dates were being discussed. As usual even the clergy are not planning it properly, and he, if he did this querying six months ago, could have changed it to a more suitable day.

There is an added complication where OSTENSIBLY due to pressure by the Buddhist Clergy, the Government of Sri Lanka decided to change May Day to May 7th, another first by this Country, which is becoming the laughing stock of the world, because now different bodies are commemorating May day on different dates, and despite the Government banning any of its properties from being used on May 1st for rallies, there are many labor unions planning their events on May Day. May 1st. Ironic that finally the trade unions are getting the publicity of May Day, and the political parties are having another day for their annual alcoholic tirades.

It simply makes you wonder doesn’t it that we are a country of fools & idiots, not just one or the other! How come we have let ourselves be ruled by such absurd excuses for human beings called law makers who loiter in Diyawanna Oya?

It is our fault of course for electing such lesser humans, who pretend to be more human and then fleece the Country of its rightful inheritance.

Dr Lional Bopage’s article about May Day is also appropriate to be read at the same time, as we are now embroiled in more disagreements than agreements.


So what do we do about Poson? It is time for sanity to prevail, and we will not have to worry about this issue in our lifetime anymore as this is the only time that this thorny issue has arisen in living memory. In fool’s Paradise I dare say!