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!

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