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!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The first passenger fatality in a US aircraft since 2009 was yesterday! If that is not one of the most amazing facts of HISTORY, then what is?



See link as it was worthy of news that the United States which has over 5,000 take offs and landing every day, with so many aircraft criss-crossing this vast country of 300Million people, had its first fatality yesterday, when an engine (one of only two in a Boeing 737) blew up in mid-air, due to metal fatigue. The debris hit a window which punctured and a woman was sucked out and pulled back in who later died of her injuries, while the aircraft landed on one engine, smoothly at the nearest airport as soon as the accident happened and dropped from its 32,000 feet altitude.


Frankly, no newspaper in the United States is making any reference to this phenomenal safety record, as they do not want to brag about such a safety record. However for those Russian and Chinese agents who are out there in Sri Lanka who loves to bash the USA, understand that this is what capitalism is all about.

Southwest Airlines 51 years strong, which alone has more take offs and landings than any airline in the world, including Emirates, which is just an international airline, (as Dubai just has one airport! To the USA’s thousands) had its first fatality yesterday.

Let us give credit where credit is due please, to the efforts of the US airline industry, its safety measures and their procedures, that despite the huge competition of the airline industry in that country, they have been able to maintain their safety standards.

It is just as well for the anti-american Sri Lankan people who find every reason to bash the USA for every little thing, including their absolutely crazy President, who has been the only one Brash enough to have been able to get the North Korean Dictator to a summit, to agree to temper his nuclear ambitions, is a Country that deserves its reputation as a land of opportunity.

Not Russia, not China nor any other country has the opportunities available and the freedoms their people enjoy, within their own country, and so due to jealousy on the part of the degenerates of Sri Lanka, especially some journalists who have had a USA education, should eat humble pie from such information.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

President says 10% in the teaching profession cannot teach even a class of exercise, that is nearly 50,000 being paid to do nothing!



Just read the links below just in today’s Lankadeepa paper, and you will get a simple understanding of what is wrong with this Country. It is simply the Public Service squeezing every bit from everywhere of the Economy

At a meeting of senior grades of the SLAS, the President talks about people in jobs, which they have no clue what to do as they have been appointed on lists of MPs and political pressure. Why can’t this back door entry be prevented?


Then we have the daylight robbery which is getting permits to destroy the Country. All these permits are given by the various Government Departments. It is clear that there are billionaires in the ranks of those in the Bureau of Mines that issues these permits for mining not just sand, but also desecrate paddy fields so that they can be mined for precious stones, for which permits are needed too. This kind of racket is destroying the very fabric of society and it is the Government Servants who are engaged in this too.


Talking about the Teaching Profession, he says 50,000 cannot teach, he does not refer to 150,000 who are supposedly teachers, who are bad teachers and have not been outed. They are still in the system and will be till they retire, but they are working for a paycheck, and should also be considered as bad teachers.

It is due to this factor in our schools that Children do not get the education they need. It is no secret that the Teaching Profession faces a lot of pressures and it is not easy to teach at any level today.

The kids come with all sorts of problems that the teachers are expected to solve and they are not given the tools for such. About 15% of all Students in Sri Lanka schools need mental health counseling as they are traumatized due to many issues, either at home or at school, or other PTSD symptoms they have faced in their lives, including sexual exploitation that is not easy to ascertain and even more difficult to resolve.

W must accept that far more sensible and directed resources need to be given to schools with the SOLE object of getting students to enjoy what they are doing at school and prepare them for the world out there, without expressly only working on their studies and ignoring all other factors of education.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The greed of Corporate Elite has cost the Country Years of progress



It is accepted folklore in Sri Lanka that, the politicians have ruined this Country over a 70 year period and they continue to do so. Organized Crime, Compromising the Independence of the Police and Judiciary, Bribery and Corruption lie at the base of most of the stories of Government Excess.

Latterly, greed has taken altogether different proportions with the MPs voting themselves higher and higher duty free permits, and as if to salve their conscience is engaged in giving doctors, and all manner of public servants increased privileges on these selfsame permits. Isn’t it obvious that it is the Country that has been shortchanged by these actions of daylight robbery?

I would like to add another dimension to this problem, and that is of Corporate Greed to outstrip Government inefficiency and corruption.

Just to quote one example recently, the Government in their 2017 budget had allocated Rs5Billion for I pads for schools and teachers above a certain grade. The good intention was to make our students more computer savvy, and it was felt that they (the students) will not be able to purchase their own, so the State decided to call for tenders to enable a certain specified number of to be purchased.

The outcome of the tender was that the only company able to comply with the tender requirements as far as specifications were concerned, despite knowing the allocation from the Treasury for this purchase was Rs5Billion, gave a proposal that would have cost Rs7Billion. Of course it could not be awarded and so there was a lot of wrangling with bribes changing hands to get the Govt to accept this tender at the higher price.

The officers roped into put pressure were those within the Education Department a known den of thieves, who want to personally profit from the Education of our children, a wholly reprehensible quality in our Civil Servants.

The final outcome due to the delay was that whole project was called off, when by now all our youth above a certain age could have been enjoying I Pad privileges to equip them for the modern and changing world we live in.

If only the Company had bid at the Rs 5 Billion with no bribes and commissions to anyone, they could have got the tender, all the relevant kids would now be using their I pads and 200,000 students at least would be well on the way to enjoying a better insight into their employment prospects and their employ-ability in the marketplace.

I firmly believe that if this tender was placed at Rs5B, even if the company making the tender possibly could have lost on that contract, it was a worthwhile act of need they could have fulfilled and they would have won public praise for their generosity in subsidizing this contract, if they really were out of pocket.

The public adulation could be used as a marketing gimmick, that would be worth more than the loss of profit, if that was the case, and in the end it would have been a long sighted win for the Company anyway.

So why could it not be done? Corporate Greed, where they believe in order to supply the government and pay off the Government Servants and Ministers, they need to charge an additional Rs2B.

In the end all the citizens of Sri Lanka pay this bribe, whether we like it or not. It is high time the wealthy citizenry think not of today’s purse but tomorrow’s purse, as in the long run these same businessmen will gain, and perhaps get repeat business to cover any shortfall in the future.

Multiply this issue thousands of times over everywhere you go and you get the imprint of how business is done and explains the excess of Mercedez Benz cars and the ease with which new BMW I8 can fall into the Diyawanna with the owner driver merely walking away as if the new car just did not matter to him!

This ability to make unconscionable profits on the back of Government Contracts is something that is not highlighted in the media for a variety of reasons. If they did, I am sure the common occurrence would be stopped in its tracks and we may begin to see some accountability among our business leaders working honestly for the Country.

It is said that the Country’s growth rate that all share some part in is stunted by such high commission, high bribery rate economies and the speed with which these countries can develop are accordingly delayed.

All facts point to the state of a desperate need to reduce the level of this corruption if we are to make progress and it is imperative that though I have noted it is corporate greed, it is also Public Servants at higher levels, enjoying these permits who are ALSO engaged in demanding high bribes so that they give the necessary permissions for the private sector to supply state institutions.

I appeal to all Sri Lankans to understand that each bribe however large or small affects everyone who lives in Sri Lanka, and it is their duty to have a conscience if they even profess a religion, and are god fearing as most people in Sri Lanka are. How can you be that and take your country to the cleaners?  

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Why is it impossible for some to understand that the Office of Missing Persons is really needed in this Country?



ONLY IF YOU HAVE A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY WHO HAS BEEN MISSING WITHOUT A TRACE WILL YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS LIKE!

The office of missing persons has now been established after we have needed it for nearly 50 years, since people disappeared without trace. It started with the JVP uprising in 1971, when many people disappeared and people in power in Sri Lanka, then and now conveniently forget it. Many a mother has gone to her grave, with no knowledge of what happened to her son or daughter and many of them mind you were MINORS at the time they went missing.

ARE THE JO JOKERS HEARTLESS and the likes of cretins like Vasudeva Nanayakkara. He was a left wing firebrand in his youth, and though pretending to be one now lives a life of luxury and pays homage to words of heartless ness! WHY OH WHY?

Just read the article in today’s Daily Mirror and you many understand why it is needed. There are just to many people who have gone missing in the last 50 years and I will put the figure at about 100,000, with NO TRACE and it is probably the highest percentage for a population of our size and with the exception of the Genocide in Ruwanda we come a close second.


While Ruwanda has passed that stage and made progress on that score we are still wollowing in self pity, not wanting to do the right thing, OSTENSIBLY to spare the blushes of a few renegade soldiers in the Armed Forces who may be protected when investigations are prevented! So for a few soldiers, about 20 we have to hold 500,000 living Sri Lankans who have lost relatives, with no knowledge of what happened to them to ransom.

Are 500,000 Sri Lankan citizens less important than protecting about 20 soldiers against whom war crimes allegations are out? NO NO NO

It is time the shameful animals in the JO who are preventing this from taking place, and are using it for political purposes by lying about what it is, as being some foreign conspiracy to put our soldiers on trial, I say please don’t fool our pathetic public, simply unable still to sift truth from fiction and give the benefit of the doubt to those Sinhala and Tamil and Muslim mothers to find out, please.

Let us see if Mahinda Rajapakse is a statesman who cares for his people and let us hear what he has to say about this, and why? He needs to rise from being less than human to nearly human for once. That is if he has any humanity in him.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Snake – Rivalry of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Cricket, real or imaginary? Much ado about nothing



Prior to the semi-final on Friday, March 16th, where The Bangladesh Cricket coach, Sri Lankan – Chandika Hathurusinghe, now 50, had left Bangladesh to become the coach of the Sri Lankan side, the bad blood may have just been that. Chandika forsaking the team he built to a world class cricketing entity, decided to accept the appointment from Sri Lanka, knowing well the problems he is taking on – not leaving from, by becoming Sri Lanka’s coach.

Sri Lanka had already been beaten at home by this team, and in this match it had come to the wire, where Sri Lanka without skipper Chandimal, who was barred from playing due to a slower over rate, had to use the services of Tisara Perera, as the stand in captain, who with Kusal Perera salvaged Sri Lanka from an impossible position to one of nearly winning! The word is NEARLY but for!

So in Friday’s last game, the poor umpiring on the part of the Sri Lanka umpires, where once the first bounce over the shoulder was bowled, in the heat of the innings, the umpire failed to signal the warning. So the bowler, bowled another over the shoulder, (normally resulting in a no ball) infuriating the Bangladesh skipper, who called the team off, a photo went VIRAL on FB and social media of a bit player, server of drinks, pointing his finger at Tisara and the latter merely ignoring it, which was the best thing to do. This act infuriated the Sri Lankan supporters, who further got worked up as the dressing room door had been smashed by the Bangladeshi skipper, shown later. The whole country as it were turned their anger at losing, against the MINNOWS and in favor of our arch rival in Cricket, India, as the Final was Bangladesh vs India.

Of course India won on a last ball 6. Bangladesh three overs earlier, one of their bowlers managed a maiden and 36 was required off the last two, they seemed surely to win. So with the tide of the game turning such, and India finally winning, all SL media was completely against Bangladesh. Earlier, the Saturday Lankadeepa headline was about the door being smashed with a lot of VITRIOL aimed at Bangladesh. If their Ambassador got that headline and the continuing story, which I cut out, translated, he would get quite a shock at the completely inappropriate rant against another SAARC country amounting to war.

The partiality of the journalist, representing the puerile sentiment of the gallery in Sri Lanka, COMPLETELY overlooked the error of the umpire which resulted in the captain’s outburst demanding the team withdraw. It is not Bangladesh alone who are poor sportsman here, it is definitely the whole country, Sri Lanka, who should be ashamed of themselves in treating the B cricketers for a reaction.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Read why there is a difference in what is said in public and what is done in reality by those of the Joint Opposition


I describe below one incident that occurred yesterday, to illustrate why you cannot trust those who are shedding crocodile tears about the recent incidents, are actually the very perpetrators of the crimes they are blaming the government for instigating, and implicating them.

It is true, this is but one incident does not make a pattern,  the stamp of all incidents, but it just goes to show the blue print that is being adopted with impunity to divide the country, and effectively disenfranchise the rights of all minorities, and intelligent people, in every way and being subject to the whims and fancies of the envious regime of the past, represented by the Gallery of the poorly educated and easily manipulated, and enslaved electorate. I am trying not to be elitist here, but add racist educated to this herd too.

This incident yesterday, where  an elected member of the BUDD party, came to the podium, in a Muslim Mosque, which was attended by local worthies, including Buddhist Clergy from the local temple,and made the usual statement telling all the Muslim people gathered there, that he will protect them all, and while he is the democratically elected head in the area, HE WILL NOT permit any crime against them and will take personal responsibility for anything that occurs. He assured the Muslim people gathered at the Mosque, that they need not worry about their businesses or personal safety while on his watch.

Ironically the high ups in the local police also were represented here, and there was the needed security also provided at that location.

IN THE MEANTIME, one of his henchmen went on the rampage at that time at a place not one km from when this event was going on. I cannot confirm it was orchestrated though.

Remember this newly elected politician is what is termed in Sinhala, a MARAYA, so obviously the people of the area, elected him knowingly or unknowingly as a MARAYA to represent them.  

His henchmen attacked an innocent Muslim shopkeeper,  older person with a heart condition, and did some minor damage to his premises and fled withing minutes. The shopkeeper was rushed to the hospital where he is right now.

Within minutes the police gathered having been informed of the incident, and a few Minutes later, the MARAYA turns up with his flashing lights indicating a man of power (remember even MPs and Ministers are now barred from using flashing lights, so he has broken the law in front of the POLICE who failed to arrest him on this infringement!) came to survey the scene and take control of the incident, as by now over 100 people had gathered as is normal in Sri Lanka.

PEOPLE LIVING IN SRI LANKA CAN RELATE TO THIS BEHAVIOR AS IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME, the police simply look the other way.

In Sri Lanka, when there is an incident, the nosy parkers appear from nowhere, instead of biding their time in their homes. they are all curious ready for their nights entertainment! So the MARAYA had a ready made audience for his theatrics. Over hundred people had now gathered at the scene of the incident at night.

So he goes around as if he is concerned, giving high fives to the Police gathered around as if he knows them all, and generally gives the impression of the man in charge. (remember he was a nobody, and a thug, known to the community as a thug involved in all sorts of nefarious activities, before the election, but has not changed his thuggish ways after it either)

He held sway, telling the people he will see that the culprit is caught and punished and made a full drama and requested with the Police for the people to disperse, as there was no problem now and he will ensure that the local area will be safe from such incidents. Don't forget that due to the tension created lately, the Security forces took this incident very seriously, and so deployed police and the army to this scene of this small incident in case it flared up! The security force presence was kept overnight in just in case, to the annoyance of the actual Policemen required to do the night watchman task.

So there were other local Politicians coming by to show their support to the Security forces and the people of the area, so it became a catalyst for a lot of VIP arrivals and departures, as is normal, as politicians believe it their duty to show there faces when any incident, where the crowd has gathered and need entertainment. They too must have seen the theatrics of this Johnny come lately!

NOW YOU HAVE READ THE WHOLE STORY. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

This is what is wrong in Sri Lanka today, after the rise of the BUDD. Once it blooms no telling what is in store for poor Sri Lanka, if the in the BUDD stage we have to face such people who are in charge.

Worse too,  the average Policeman was given jobs under the MR regime, not for ability but on a list of party faithful, who frankly are MOST ANNOYED at having to guard Muslim shops overnight, or protect them, as they are, put simply, the rural racist catchment of the BUDD and the previous MR acolytes. Overheard was the Policeman complaining that all this security for a small incident, is over the top, and for all he knows it was not even a race crime, but one made to look like that, caused by the Muslims themselves to gain sympathy for their cause and rouse their people up, by their community.

No wonder then that the Muslim community HAVE LOST FAITH IN THE POLICE as they are not independent and don't see each human being as a citizen of the Country, they have sworn to protect.

Sri Lanka we have a problem, and we can solve it if we all get together and try to allay the incorrect, dangerous and incendiary information that is spreading from person to person, where the recipient is UNABLE to simply understand that it is all COCK TALK with NO basis in fact. We need a true STATES MAN TO GIVE THIS MESSAGE UNEQUIVOCALLY.

THE MASSES - Are they intelligent? Or do they have selective amnesia, where they are intelligent but like the Donald Trump acolytes, completely blind and deaf to their racist belief that they are being taken advantage of by the ruling class. They are told the present govt. by giving prominence and benefit to Muslim in Sri Lanka, believe they don't deserve this special treatment if in fact they are given undue benefits.

With regard to laws having to be equal, that is one for the legislature to rule on and not the Muslim community, who will practice their laws, until they are told it is illegal in Sri Lanka.


IN SUMMARY

If this analysis gives the reader a picture of the true position of smokes and mirrors at work, we have two severe problems. We have a majority of RACISTS now elected to the Local Government Level, who say one thing and do something completely opposite, and fool the masses to their advantage.

We then have the second string of people like the POLICE and SECURITY FORCES and Government Servants, who have been appointed on party lines, not with integrity or ability, who hold severely WARPED ideas of the world around them, and so are COMPLETELY UNFIT for the task they have been entrusted. RACISM BEING ONE OF MANY FAULTS, but is appropriate here.

YOU then have the Muslim community who have been victimized, a Police Force,  as they are racist (majority) hold even the belief that it was not a hate crime, but one committed by the Muslim community themselves, and an elected politician prancing like a peacock having his day in the SUN with so many present as his audience.

SADLY ALL IN THE NAME OF POLITICS - TO GAIN AND STAY IN POWER BY FOOLING THE PEOPLE AND RESULT IN TAKING THE COUNTRY IN REVERSE. There is no one advocating the concept of ONE NATION and doing everything for the benefit of the nation.

Until Sri Lanka can produce a true statesman who can point out the folly in this thinking and the only means of survival is putting country first, we don't appear to have a future.

Let us give Ranjith Madduma Bandara a chance to show his colors - Anandian!

I just got an sms on my phone saying that Ranjith Madduma Bandara was sworn in by the President to the vacant position, (temporarily held by the Prime Minister) as the new Minister of Law and Order.

With no FB, his pandam karayas from Bibile and Moneragala can't flood facebook today showing pictures of themselves with him and wishing him all the very best, as is the common practice among acolytes in Sri Lanka.

I went to Moneragala for his silver anniversary of being in Parliament some years ago, and even Chamal Rajapakse attended the event, and I got talking to him after the event at the luncheon that he hosted at a hotel nearby and had the chance to briefly talk to him. I had not known him personally before, so I had no chance of knowing what kind of person he was.

He seemed to me a pretty down to earth human being, (he was in the opposition then) and was praised for his simplicity in style and work for the people of the Moneragala District, sadly one of the poorest in the Nation.

He was humble, making sure everyone had their food, with no airs and graces about him, and I hope he can calm the nerves of the frayed Muslim population by his actions and words.

He has not been in the inner circle of the PM and so he will not be perceived as a loser, by the party and the opposition and I am sure he will be able to command the respect of the Police Force, senior and junior by his gentle persuasion and manner to do the right thing by them and for the Country.

He has to run into the job now, with no time for niceties and so he has to work hard and fast to gain the confidence on both sides, and with a no nonsense attitude, show his toughness, by catching and imprisoning perpetrators the moment they are apprehended.

It is time to immediately have at least 1,000 hidden CCTV cameras to catch perpetrators in hot spots, done surreptitiously with few people in the know as to where they are, so that once a few people are caught in the act, we can see it on TV, then a second later see the man in handcuffs, and his face and demeanor and that should be sufficient to nip the race issue in the Budd! (see my previous blog entry)

He has the confidence of the Senior Police, that is ASP and above, and he has to immediately through them build the confidence of the lower ranks, who don't know him and who are initially not up to liking him, having favored Sarath Fonseka instead for the post.

All he has to do is to go to Kandy and give a pep talk to the lesser ranks who are at the front end of the riots, having to quell the Sinhala youth who have nothing to do and are brainwashed by their political masters. He can assure them that it is the Country's future that is at stake and it is up to them to protect it, by preventing unlawful activity. His Buddhist credentials are also in tact.

The Police must be assured they will be given the tools to do the job, and if anyone shirks that job of protecting the Country from law breakers, then he will show no mercy on them.

Once he can discipline this undisciplined carder, then he is on to a winner and can rest easy thereon. It is crucial to discipline the Police, as they need that so badly, and Pujitha Jayasundera's publicity seeking stunts, may require his premature retirement to show the new Minister's real power. That will be acceptable by the DIG, as there are so many of them now!

I just wish his batch mate old Anandians don't waste time and energy having a booze up to welcome him, just so they want to be photographed with him and show the cop who stops them that they are friends of the new Minister. I will never use that kind of cheap behavior for my advantage! 

The ball is passed, it is a great chance to shine, and who knows you could be the PM in a few years for the next General Election campaign, if you show you changed the whole scenario to the BETTERMENT OF THE COUNTRY

The BUDDDDD is the problem in Sri Lanka today, no matter what tripe they tell you! Just think about it. READ AN ACTUAL INCIDENT THAT JUST HAPPENED

The craziest thing about all the problems that developed soon after the recent elections on 10th February 2018, which gave the faction represented by the BUDD,  an unquestioned plebiscite by the public, has ennobled them to continue in the same manner of the MR regime that was overthrown on 8th January 2015.

Don't forget the whole brand was Mahinda Rajapakse, there was hardly any poster of the candidate, so effectively by voting for the BUDD people had no clue who they were voting for in their local area, they merely voted for the BRAND MAHINDA.

That said, if the people had any sense they were voting for the business as usual, that was conducted by the MR regime prior to their ouster,  it has clearly been shown in recent incidents.

So let me merely confirm and detail just one incident,

and true, one incident does not make a pattern,  the stamp of all incidents, but it just goes to show the blue print that is being adopted with impunity to divide the country, and effectively disenfranchise the rights of all minorities, and intelligent people, in every way and being subject to the whims and fancies of the envious regime of the past, represented by the Gallery of the poorly educated and easily manipulated, and enslaved electorate. I am trying not to be elitist here, but add racist educated to this herd too.

This incident yesterday, where  an elected member of the BUDD party, came to the podium, in a Muslim Mosque, which was attended by local worthies, including Buddhist Clergy from the local temple,and made the usual statement telling all the Muslim people gathered there, that he will protect them all, and while he is the democratically elected head in the area, HE WILL NOT permit any crime against them and will take personal responsibility for anything that occurs. He assured the Muslim people gathered at the Mosque, that they need not worry about their businesses or personal safety while on his watch.

Ironically the high ups in the local police also were represented here, and there was the needed security also provided at that location.

IN THE MEANTIME, one of his henchmen went on the rampage at that time at a place not one km from when this event was going on. I cannot confirm it was orchestrated though.

Remember this newly elected politician is what is termed in Sinhala, a MARAYA, so obviously the people of the area, elected him knowingly or unknowingly as a MARAYA to represent them.  

His henchmen attacked an innocent Muslim shopkeeper,  older person with a heart condition, and did some minor damage to his premises and fled withing minutes. The shopkeeper was rushed to the hospital where he is right now.

Within minutes the police gathered having been informed of the incident, and a few Minutes later, the MARAYA turns up with his flashing lights indicating a man of power (remember even MPs and Ministers are now barred from using flashing lights, so he has broken the law in front of the POLICE who failed to arrest him on this infringement!) came to survey the scene and take control of the incident, as by now over 100 people had gathered as is normal in Sri Lanka.

PEOPLE LIVING IN SRI LANKA CAN RELATE TO THIS BEHAVIOR AS IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME, the police simply look the other way.

In Sri Lanka, when there is an incident, the nosy parkers appear from nowhere, instead of biding their time in their homes. they are all curious ready for their nights entertainment! So the MARAYA had a ready made audience for his theatrics. Over hundred people had now gathered at the scene of the incident at night.

So he goes around as if he is concerned, giving high fives to the Police gathered around as if he knows them all, and generally gives the impression of the man in charge. (remember he was a nobody, and a thug, known to the community as a thug involved in all sorts of nefarious activities, before the election, but has not changed his thuggish ways after it either)

He held sway, telling the people he will see that the culprit is caught and punished and made a full drama and requested with the Police for the people to disperse, as there was no problem now and he will ensure that the local area will be safe from such incidents. Don't forget that due to the tension created lately, the Security forces took this incident very seriously, and so deployed police and the army to this scene of this small incident in case it flared up! The security force presence was kept overnight in just in case, to the annoyance of the actual Policemen required to do the night watchman task.

So there were other local Politicians coming by to show their support to the Security forces and the people of the area, so it became a catalyst for a lot of VIP arrivals and departures, as is normal, as politicians believe it their duty to show there faces when any incident, where the crowd has gathered and need entertainment. They too must have seen the theatrics of this Johnny come lately!

NOW YOU HAVE READ THE WHOLE STORY. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

This is what is wrong in Sri Lanka today, after the rise of the BUDD. Once it blooms no telling what is in store for poor Sri Lanka, if the in the BUDD stage we have to face such people who are in charge.

Worse too,  the average Policeman was given jobs under the MR regime, not for ability but on a list of party faithful, who frankly are MOST ANNOYED at having to guard Muslim shops overnight, or protect them, as they are, put simply, the rural racist catchment of the BUDD and the previous MR acolytes. Overheard was the Policeman complaining that all this security for a small incident, is over the top, and for all he knows it was not even a race crime, but one made to look like that, caused by the Muslims themselves to gain sympathy for their cause and rouse their people up, by their community.

No wonder then that the Muslim community HAVE LOST FAITH IN THE POLICE as they are not independent and don't see each human being as a citizen of the Country, they have sworn to protect.

Sri Lanka we have a problem, and we can solve it if we all get together and try to allay the incorrect, dangerous and incendiary information that is spreading from person to person, where the recipient is UNABLE to simply understand that it is all COCK TALK with NO basis in fact. We need a true STATES MAN TO GIVE THIS MESSAGE UNEQUIVOCALLY.

THE MASSES - Are they intelligent? Or do they have selective amnesia, where they are intelligent but like the Donald Trump acolytes, completely blind and deaf to their racist belief that they are being taken advantage of by the ruling class. They are told the present govt. by giving prominence and benefit to Muslim in Sri Lanka, believe they don't deserve this special treatment if in fact they are given undue benefits.

With regard to laws having to be equal, that is one for the legislature to rule on and not the Muslim community, who will practice their laws, until they are told it is illegal in Sri Lanka.

IN SUMMARY

If this analysis gives the reader a picture of the true position of smokes and mirrors at work, we have two severe problems. We have a majority of RACISTS now elected to the Local Government Level, who say one thing and do something completely opposite, and fool the masses to their advantage.

We then have the second string of people like the POLICE and SECURITY FORCES and Government Servants, who have been appointed on party lines, not with integrity or ability, who hold severely WARPED ideas of the world around them, and so are COMPLETELY UNFIT for the task they have been entrusted. RACISM BEING ONE OF MANY FAULTS, but is appropriate here.

YOU then have the Muslim community who have been victimized, a Police Force,  as they are racist (majority) hold even the belief that it was not a hate crime, but one committed by the Muslim community themselves, and an elected politician prancing like a peacock having his day in the SUN with so many present as his audience.

SADLY ALL IN THE NAME OF POLITICS - TO GAIN AND STAY IN POWER BY FOOLING THE PEOPLE AND RESULT IN TAKING THE COUNTRY IN REVERSE. There is no one advocating the concept of ONE NATION and doing everything for the benefit of the nation.

Until Sri Lanka can produce a true statesman who can point out the folly in this thinking and the only means of survival is putting country first, we don't appear to have a future.


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Who is the MORON who shut off FB VIBER and WHATS APP? WHY?

Dear Mr President,

Instead of doing the obvious, flying into Kandy 3 days ago, you have a Palace there too remember! and taking charge of the situation first hand, you could easily have nipped this little problem in the BUDDDD! (pardon my pun here) 

- you created a problem that should really not exist in 2018 in Sri Lanka if we are to be called remotely civilized. What is your legacy going to be when you had an ideal chance to stamp it forever.

You could then have gone to Digana, met the leaders of the Muslim community asked them what their grievances were, and who they believed was responsible for the violence and take the names.

You then go back to your palace in Kandy, call all the people on the list to meet you and in front of all of them and the Muslim Ministers, and ask them what this is all about!

Once you have heard and able to get to the gist of the issue,

You then give directions to both Muslim and Buddhist leaders and tell them to pass the message to their communities and get on the National TV and make a statement saying you had a meeting with the Leaders of all Communities and they agreed to the following.

a, b & c and so on. You sound Presidential and no nonsense (It was simply a disgrace to hear the Police Spokesman simply reading out the punishments for causing racial strife, as NO ONE BELIEVES it least of all the Muslim community that anyone will be prosecuted for their crime. The least that could have been done was for you to read the gist of the message that people understand you are serious and if need be even the Buddhist clergy who is inciting hatred will suffer the SAME consequences)

You have to take the upper hand and NOT worry about upsetting some of the Clergy, as the people will back a strong president anytime over a racist priest, you can bet on that.

MATTER IS DONE AND DUSTED! FINITO - THE END

Instead you are still pussy footing with banning FB VIBER and WHATS APP! Its called freedom of expression is at stake here.

There is a HUGE economic cost in doing so, if you still don't realize it, I am sorry for your ignorance, having relied again on poor advice. ( I know those who are your bad advisers have told you that the rumors are spread on these channels.) WRONG. it is well organized by telephone and you have not banned that have you, and now with NO FB the phone lines are buzzing as I write. I have already had more calls that I have in a week, and that says something!

It is a PRECEDENT and you may know it or not, but that is how your opposition will use it too saying you started this precedent. You have made it in the false belief it is to quell racism, but you have FOREVER HARMED THE ECONOMY in one move, and hardly touched on racist sentiment, you could have nipped above in one brief statement.

You have lost the confidence of the business community, on whom ALL YOUR ECONOMIC POLICIES DEPEND.

In short you have shot yourself in the foot and don't know how to get out of this mess you have now created by your inability to show leadership, and it is time for you to get rid of your advisers, as they have simply failed to provide the quickest solution to this problem.

I did say nip it in the bud at the start didn't I?

The Country (the people of Sri Lanka) will dearly pay for your own error of judgement and you will not even admit you made a mistake. That is the state of the nation at this moment whether you like it of not.

Leaders are elected to take the Country forward not backward to the dark ages of division and hatred based really on economic disparity, in the guise of religious intolerance.

You have created a Frankenstein's monster and let it out of the bag, who knows where it will end and what damage it will do, and you don't seem to be at all bothered. 

Why people of Sri Lanka - can't you understand that all you need is one person who truly cares more about the future of Sri Lanka and not their personal survival? So go find one in this sea of 20M people, surely can't you even find one person? 

None of our present leaders are up to the mark, let us look outside of parliament for the man or women who can gain the confidence of the nation. we badly need it NOW.

SAD SAD SAD

The US Government is out of order - They should keep out of internal matters

It was clearly out of order, of the United States authorities, to tell the Govt. what to do in this tense situation that has arisen over the past few days.

http://www.adaderana.lk/news/46271/us-calls-for-quick-action-against-perpetrators-end-to-emergency

It is going to add fuel to the fire instead of fire retardant

It is clearly annoying a lot of people that the US has intervened and the opposition to the Government further ammunition that the US Government dictates to the SL Government on what to do.

Surely the US intelligence agencies know that, and why they go about making incendiary comments is simply beyond logic, except to believe that the US want an unstable Sri Lanka.

We know that lately the US is doing every thing that goes against of rational thought, and to this end should we dispatch this latest bit of advice?

Yes we have an internal problem, we have to investigate who is at the back of it, or if it is merely a spontaneous combustion of pent up racist emotions, that the Govt. is currently unable to control, partly out of its own impotence, but partly out of the strength of the racist opposition, which denies the charge to the public, but engages in stoking the flames in private, with the singular wish of destabalising a democratically elected Government.

The reader may take a different view, all I am requesting is that the US government backs off from their unsolicited or gratuitous comments, which they would not dare make to another country of more importance to the US!

Hartal in Ampara District is Counterproductive - Here's why!

It was reported that life in some predominantly Muslim Towns in the Digamadulla District were brought to a standstill ( shops closed, offices closed, transport stopped, children were NOT sent to schools, few decided to venture outside) with a full scale Hartal being declared!


While this article said that the Mosques Federation had officially urged the public NOT to engage in this hartal, the people have decided to take it among themselves to show solidarity with their brethren who have been affected in the trouble spots of Digana, Teldeniya and so on.

Muslims usually do not defy the Mosque edicts, and so this is merely smoke and mirrors eyewash that is seen as being extremely disingenuous, and merely a fact of official disapproval, while being unofficially sanctioned. Pray someone tell me I am wrong here! 

THINK ABOUT THIS ACT VERY CAREFULLY and the message it gives to the Sinhala Fundamentalists, who just as anathema as are Muslim Fundamentalists!

The predominant grievance of the Sinhala people backing the Mahinda Rajapakse racist ideology is that the Government is pandering to Muslim Fundamentalism, which they see merely in outward show of garb and behavior, and giving into their demands, while not rejecting Muslim or any other law, in favor of JUST ONE LAW for the Sri Lankans who live in Sri Lanka.

They cite the fact that Buddhism cannot be even practiced in their rooms, by Sri Lankan maids in Saudi Arabia as ALL other religions are banned there (correct me if I am wrong please) Using this example and also the fact that in the past Muslims were colorful saris only covering their heads, and wearing normal sarongs, they have over the past 30 years seen a rise of Arab Garb for men and women, increase as a sign of Muslim assertiveness of their rights.

This is evidenced by the fact that the towns involved in the Hartal, cannot be recognized anymore as Sri Lankan towns, as Dubai is more Sri Lankan than Akkaraipattu, which could be more like Saudi!

So it is actions such as these, that inflame a normally very passive lazy people, the Sinhala race, who accept Muslims in their midst as almost EVERY town in Sri Lanka has muslim shops, which obviously imply that they are accepted as an integral part of the community by the Majority Community, which is at the heart of the rise in prejudice, leading to the spread of gossip and misinformation like WANDA PETHI that arouse a the passions of the passive, to make their blood boil with bull shit. 

While I am not denying that the Sri Lanka Police are racist, by standing still in not saving the loss of life and property of Digana and elsewhere where MOBS were plundering in plain sight of the security forces, and so SOME ONE MUST lay the blame on the Police for NOT acting, as it looks as if the Government is sanctioning this violence, that is NOT the way to react against by a hartal.

A hartal is further evidence of the power of Muslim in Sri Lanka, which this Sinhala Majority, Minority complex is trying to fester, and so it is adding fuel to the fire instead of stoking it.

ALL muslims I know subscribe to the fact that the Sinhala people harbor this racist thread stoked by the MR faction of Politicians, mainly due to envy and jealousy of a successful community, and get their pleasure by attacking their wealth out of pettiness.

It is as well to remember that most minority communities in all countries, other than the Blacks in the USA are more successful economically than the host community, due to necessity and they band together to help each other in business or life, and is NORMAL. 

I wholeheartedly agree the problem is with the lack of foresight of idiots, easily led by firebrands like Mahinda and his ilk, in the Sinhala community, that should be curbed, and who need to be reigned in. However the idiots do exist in the Tri Forces, the Police and Parliament in the same proportions as exist in the community and that is a fact.

How we deal with this should be the national debate at the highest level, to ensure all communities are treated fairly in a UNITED SRI LANKA.

I have my personal opinion, where we separate religion, and designate, Sri Lanka a multi ethnic, multi religious country,. We should then have three languages, Sinhala, Tamil and English all taught in Schools as compulsory. We MUST have ONLY one law that applies to all. There must be freedom to practice you faith or declare yourself aethist or agnostic if you so wish.

The most important point is the building of a Sri Lankan identity, which supersedes one's beliefs, which should be PRIVATE.

You will have noticed that I have NOT mentioned Buddhism anywhere in this debate here. Why? In my opinion, there are hardly any Buddhists in Sri Lanka, who practice Theravada Buddhism, who come close to it. There is hardly any of the Buddhist Clergy who live by the tenets of Theravada Buddhism, but preach a form of incendiary ideology called Sinhala Buddhism which does not really exist or should NOT exist.

Buddhism is not the exclusive preserve of Sinhala people as the Tamil Kings of Sri Lanka also practiced a form of Buddhism too. So when gene testing is common we will all realize that NO ONE is from any pure race and we are all mixed, and the only common denominator is our MIX all of us who live in Sri Lanka. Religion is what we happen to believe today, and it may change tomorrow, as that is not the same from the beginning of time.

I  know the skeptics will say it will never happen, but trust me when gene testing becomes common, the people who will get the most shock will be the Sinhala Buddhists, as they will discover their heritage is Hindu and Muslim and Muslims, who don't care what their race actually is, will have as many rights in this Country as they may have longer ties to Sri Lanka than many Sinhala people who came from Indian stock more recently than the Muslim population.

In Conclusion, you can see from this essay that I do not want to get into who did what to incite this latest Sinhala Muslim clash, as it is a futile exercise for political advantage and greed, I merely want to alert the Muslim people to behave responsibly in the context of the Hartal reaction, to prevent further adverse repercussions, and see who they can come to the table with a response to how they may be able to change the prejudices of the host community, which is all that is needed to pacify this normally very passive, foolish, lazy Sinhala folk in the land of the lotus eaters.

If they had their way they would prefer to eat lotuses, and anyone spoiling this lotus eating mentality, upsets their mental equilibrium, bringing them to the boil every 20 years to start a senseless riot and take the country back a few decades.

Any thoughts to the contrary would be welcome, as it is meant NOT to pick on any community, just to learn to build a national Identity of Sri Lankan ness that is the ONLY way forward to benefit from the land that has been bequeathed to all, and preserve of no one person or group. 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

SRI LANKA’s HIGH COMMISSIONER in the UK Quits in Disgust! (BRAVO)


HERE'S WHY

It has been quite clear if one was privy to the Diplomatic Correspondence between London and the Foreign Ministry in Sri Lanka, that the HC in London had no support from Colombo to her requests, admonishing the quality of the Goons in our HC, who don’t have a clue what diplomacy is all about.

Diplomacy is a fine art that cannot be merely taught in School. You either have it or you don’t. It is NOT a sinecure that you send people there, you have to send people who have a purpose, to represent the interests of Sri Lanka in the UK, most especially with the UK government and Trade & Industry in order to attract investment and show the Country in good light vis a vis our record as being in compliance with all International Norms. All idiots know that except the mentally delinquent people of the FM in Sri Lanka.

So finally when the Defence Attache behaved undiplomatically and was hailed as a hero in the motherland, even I would resign my position when the President defended his conduct and put the whole face of Sri Lanka in diplomatic terms “in the GARBAGE” to pander to the local gallery who don’t understand what treachery really is. It backfired royally in the election anyway!

Thankfully the HC is a political appointment and she not a foreign service officer. The poor foreign secretary who made the recommendation to remove the defence attaché due to conduct unbecoming of a diplomat, (his credentials as a decorated soldier DO NOT COME IN TO THE ARGUMENT HERE) was shamed by a President acting like a GONA, as he again does not understand how our interests in foreign countries are protected, more by behavior and quiet diplomacy and less by crass shows of one-upmanship!

I feel really sorry for the hard working senior officers of the Foreign Service in Sri Lanka, who have to put up with GOONS employed in the HC in the UK and elsewhere, whose ONLY qualification for the job is a connection to some DUMB politician, and NO knowledge of how best to do their specific job.

Some idiots in the UK HC in London think they are there to serve the large SL Sinhala Community in the UK who are at daggers Drawn with the Tamil Diaspora. They could not be more wrong. They are worse than the Sinhala people in SL. There are 200+ associations because they are unable to be as one, with one agenda, speaking for the Country. They are speaking for their power bases and agendas, that DON’T and are NOT congruent with that of the Country. They are simply jokers who want the HC to waste her time pandering to their needs, even if it was by prior practice, which should NOT be the precedent for future conduct, in an ever changing and diplomatically ever more complex world, which the present HC was perfectly capable of handling.

You only have to go to the Foreign Ministry in Colombo to know the caliber of the staff there.(except the foreign service professionals) They have no clue on how to serve our foreign missions scattered throughout the world and our Ambassadors and High Commissioners SUFFER IN SILENCE because they have given their lives to the DIPLOMATIC SERVICE and cannot resign!

Frankly, only a women, like High Commissioner Amari Wijewardene, with a sense of responsibility and BALLS can take a decision like she did as other people will merely warm their chairs and take the Garden Parties at the Palace as of right. She went to London for a purpose of representing Sri Lanka in the Court of St James. If she did not have support from the Government back in Colombo to do her job to the best of her ability, then GO. It takes a lot of support from the HC staff, I should say competent staff, as the majority are incompetent, for her to do her job. There is NO ONE IN THE HC IN LONDON who can write a legible letter in English for starters.

Like wikeileaks, when we finally get the correspondence between Colombo and London about what she wanted to do in London and what idiotic advice she gets from Colombo, on what she should do, if you are halfway intelligent will wonder what donkeys litter the corridors of power in SL on matters of State.

I am simply not surprised that our HC resigned as HE did not give her the respect and encouragement she deserved to do this most difficult of jobs, in as diplomatic a way as possible. He is also found severely wanting in this respect.

No matter what the usually biased and warped Media in Sri Lanka reports, the fact is that the HC did a sterling job (pardon the pun) in London and could have been the best HC we ever had, if she really had the support of officers of State to back her, instead of BACK BITING HER!

This Country does not deserve a person of that caliber and Sri Lanka has YET AGAIN lost out on a chance to raise her profile in the all too important capital London where the doyen of all the world’s DIPLOMATS gather and we still do not understand how important it is to send good people there. Let us see the next goon that HE sends, a total waste of time, to fill this post, as now the President in his race to ruin everything he touches will ruin this as part of his imprint.

The Motorcycle Madness of the Maharagama Municipal Council


This article is about the laughing stock, the people of Maharagama have been turned into, and give an opinion of how their shame can be rehabilitated a little, as otherwise anyone known to be living in Maharagama will forever be damned as IDIOTS who don't even know if they are voting for a dog let alone a dead one!

That is the level the supposedly INTELLIGENT voter of Maharagama has stooped to, a suburb of the Greater Colombo Area that has the educated, professional and supposedly until now the intelligent elite of Sri Lanka. Did they not know they were voting for Cousellers or Members to represent them to make sure the facilities provided by the Local Council were satisfactory for their well being? Instead they got what they deserve a whole unsuitable motley crew of mainly one family in Badalgama, which none of the voters of Maharagama have even heard of, and now have to lie in their own excrement, to put no other pun on this UNLESS of course my suggestion below is adopted.

I note here a link to yesterday's Daily Mirror article which touched on this issue, though they had the misfortune of interviewing the wrong people to get an independent opinion, but that is another story in itself, about media bias and ethics!


I spoke with Counsel, a very proficient senior lawyer in the AGs office to get his opinion on WHY the AG is not prosecuting these people who have clearly broken the law in a party, entering a lists of Candidates who have NO connection at all to Maharagama, some having never even set foot there! What a joke? I can understand that the Elections Commissioner would not have had the time to investigate this application and throw it out before it was even submitted as a valid list for the elections. However it is clear that only those who are ordinarily resident in Maharagama can contest for a seat in the MMC and these people are clearly ineligible.

What he said was that our adversarial system of justice is such that a person must first make a complaint at the Police Station of the alleged infringement and to his knowledge legal steps are being taken in order to do this. Once it is made by say an voter aggrieved by this inclusion, effectively compromising his right on the ballot paper to vote for a qualified candidate, then a case should be taken up by the aggrieved party, citing the AGs office as a respondent to which the AGs office will offer NO defense and then would be sent for trial to a High Court to be heard and a necessary judgment made to

 “Deny the Bicycle Party all the votes cast in favor of them as being invalid, due to various breaches of the letter and spirit of the law”

I will call it the Motocycle Madness of the Maharagama Municipal Council

In such an instance, then the Election’s Commissioner will have to re constitute the results, sans the votes cast for this GAGGLE of a party, and award a new ruling as to who has been duly returned to the Maharagama Municipal Council.

In order to free the shame of the people of Maharagama, who blindly voted for the deaf and blind or live in Badalgama and be the butt end of the jokes of people in Sri Lanka till the end of time, let us hope there are sane people left in this Country to see justice is being done without delay and spare the population of Maharagama from having to commit Hara Kiri out of SHAME.

There does not appear a basis in law to invalidate the whole election due to this absurdity, and have a new election, so let this be done FORTHWITH.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

How can you have “respect” for a man who has disgraced his motherland?




The top picture is what the Sinhala people see and the bottom is what Tamil Diaspora see and this divisive difference is what we fought the war to destroy and the soldier above has through his foolish and incompetent act of Hara Kiri consigned Sri Lanka yet again to the depths of having to defend itself from unfair criticism brought about due to the acts of a few people. The Whole country suffers when foolish people act and compounded by other foolish people who commend this act, leading to a situation of self destructive behavior, aimed against the State, This is nothing short of treachery and must be punished as such if we are to make silly people understand that wee need to fall down to the standards of the fools, those demonstrating about things they know nothing about, egged on by absentee patrons who are gleefully watching Sri Lanka falling into this trap, in ways they could not have hoped to profit from before this act.


No matter that the myopic people of the motherland have bought into this stupid act of idiocy, treating it like it was heroic!

That is why how hard the honest and level headed and true patriots wish to proceed as a United Nation, the stupid majority seem to forever dispatch this country to the dogs forever, and the stupidos, from the President downwards don’t know the word Statesmanship and with leadership from the top are leading all our people like rats into the sinking river, Pied Piper if ever there was one is taking the intelligent and level headed people also with the flow into the same stinking river.

There appears to be no courageous people left in this Country to save it from itself, with anyone trying to show commonsense and true love for the Country and its image overseas has sunk like the Rajapakse Administration to believe in the motto to hell with everyone else, we are the master of our destiny and we will take it where we want, no matter what anyone may say.

As if we have no example from Myanmar to show that all their fanaticism has backfired royally on them consigning them into the armpit of history, and we are a close second indulging in theatrics with no brains, something the Lord Buddha would frown upon, and these Buddhists who don’t know their belief system persist in bastardising for what?

I appeal to the level headed minority to shame these ignorant masses full of revised lust for war, not to return to that state of bigotry and think through their foolish actions in commending an even more foolish and misdirected buffoon who may have been a soldier who was decorated, but shows he was simply out of his depth in the job he was sent to do.

Does anyone know what the job of a defence attaché is? Obviously not judging by the social media jokers even embracing a profile picture of this cretin in the guise of a soldier as if he was hero defending himself against the usual barrage of paid for LTTE morons who keep demonstrating every year and who will now demonstrate even more vociferously as we fell hook line and sinker into THEIR TRAP and we still don’t understand the damage this has caused the reputation of Sri Lanka.

We have a President who is ill advised, one questions his competence to carry out the duties of the Nation, simply falling prey like the rest of us to an act of treachery against the Country committed by fool, which we seem to applaud!