Unuth ekai, munuth ekai, thopith ekai: All are the same!

  • 18 Aug 2008 06:59:47 GMT

    Good article :)

    when will these idiots learn!

  • 18 Aug 2008 07:09:15 GMT

    [The JVP s tireless campaign to ensure President Mahinda Rajapaksa`s victory at the last presidential election, is yielding dividends in the form of kalu thel (burnt oil) attacks and assaults with clubs and iron bars, as was seen at Arachchikattuwa a few weeks ago! There are no permanent friends or no permanent enemies in politics there are only permanent interests! ]

    Though MR has treated roughly those who really supported him at the election like Mangala, JVP, Tiran, Sripathay, etc and without any compassion, he has treated over 56 of his family members to high positions earning fat salaries.

    Ubalata kekiri, apita kiri (kekiri for you, milk for us) !

    Chintanayata, jayawewa.

  • 18 Aug 2008 07:57:49 GMT

    Very well written article. The JVP only mislead the rural youth and still misleading the University students by doing that they only brought misery for them. How many people in these youth know that JVP is funded by Indian RAW (Research and Analysis Wing, the intelligence arm of India)? Do they know that RAW is the one who smuggled out Somawansa Amarasingher by a fishing boat to India when Premadas government was looking for his blood? JVP is worse than the other two political parties sad to say but I was once supporte of it.

  • 19 Aug 2008 01:00:07 GMT

    Mahinda was very smart in removing SLFP`s political dependency to the JVP. You will see more evidence of this via the Aug 23rd elections results.

    Under Mahinda`s leadership the SLFP is assured more votes by contesting WITHOUT the JVP.

    This is mainly because Mahinda has attracted moderate voter`s back into the SLFP.

    Also Mahinda has split the UNP and JVP right down the middle and the more moderate UNP and JVP supporters are with the SLFP today.

    Just today, UNP central PC member and former SLFP Minister Nandamitra Ekanayake has returned to the SLFP. Nandamitra crossed over to the UNP with SB.

    Nandamitra Ekanayake has a good following in Kandy and will help Mahinda bag a big win in the Central Province.

  • 19 Aug 2008 03:11:40 GMT

    Since post Independence Era, the leftists such as Colvin, NM, Peter K etc. were used by the Sri Lanka Family Party, to capture power and take care of a few aristocratic families. Not only that, they also used cheap politics such as 24 Hrs Sinhala, Nationalization, State ownership etc. to capture political power.

    a) Language issue brought disaster to the whole country.

    b) It ruined the place Buddhism enjoyed for centuries. Now the Buddhist monks are being tear gassed, water hosed etc.

    c) Nationalization provided employment to party stooges and commissions to politicians. And now CTB, Lake House, Rupavahinie etc. are used for cheap party political propaganda. Corruption..!

    d) Politicians jump from one party to another and make millions. This country has the biggest cabinet for a country of its size... shameless leaders....

    e) Latest is govt. sponsored and financed thuggery to keep the opposing parties suppressed.

    All political party leaders,except DSS, Dudley and Premadasa to some extent, have exploited this country for the benefits of a few families. Shamelessly they also attend international functions.... shame on all of them. They all are a disgrace to the entire country.....

    They ruined a once beautiful country Lanka.

  • 19 Aug 2008 03:56:42 GMT

    [the Sri Lanka Family Party, to capture power and take care of a few aristocratic families. Not only that, they also used cheap politics such as 24 Hrs Sinhala,]

    [a) Language issue brought disaster to the whole country.]

    Why won`t Ranil W say this publicly??

    Here`s jsut ONE reason. It was JR Jayawardena of the UNP that Proposed Sinhala should be the National language in the early 1950`s in the state council.

    Besides, the UNP election manifesto of 1956 clearly said the Sinhala will Become the National Langauage `No Sooner` UNP wins the elections.

    Access the 1956 election manifesto from Sirikotha and read it.

    When SWRD Bandaranaike signed the Bandaranaike Chelvanayagam Pact which devolved power at a `local level`. JR Jayawardena Marched from Kandy to Colonbo staged a massive protest until Bandaranaike came out and tow the agreement.

    But While tearing the agreement, SWRD said that in 20 years time JRJ and Sri Lanka will have to pay for getting him to tear the agreement.

    And Banda was spot on.

  • 19 Aug 2008 04:12:29 GMT

    If JRJ became the PM of Slanka back in 1956 instead of opportunistic and shortsighted SWRD, SLanka would be better developed than Singapore. It is SWRD`s sinhala only act and nationalisation of various sectors of the economy that put us behind countries like Singapore and Malaysia.

    JRJ had a clear vision. He was never gainst any minorities of slanka. His policies were clear. He did not have a family to pass the crown to. So he acted inpartially.

    It was SWRD/Sirima/CBK and now the MR who have put their family before the country.

    It was not JRJ`s designe to make Ranil leader of UNP. If GaminiD, Lilith A and R Premadasa were not killed, Ranil would not be the leader of UNP. So body but a lunatic can say JRJ wanted Ranil to take over UNP.

    With UNP country first, With SLFP family first.

  • 19 Aug 2008 04:58:50 GMT

    [He was never gainst any minorities of slanka. ]

    This must be why JRJ as executive president and Commander in Chief of the Armed forces of Sri Lanka was sleeping for 7 days While UNP Goons Massacured and Tortured Tamil speaking people in Broad daylight during the black july of 1983.

    JRJ/Ranil W cabinet never even imposed a simple municipality type curfew to prevent the Murder, looting and Arson of Tamil speaking people.

    It was SLFP Leader CBK who as president had to appologise to the Tamil Speaking people for this Tragedy for which the JRJ/Ranil W was responsible.

    [He did not have a family to pass the crown to. ]

    Is it the Fault of the Rajapaksa`s that Ranil and JR don`t have Children??? Mahinda Rajapaksa comes from family of NINE Children and Mahinda has THREE boys of his own. There is nothing the Rajapaksa`s can do if Ranil W does`nt have children....(Or may be Mahinda will help Ranil if Ranil asks Mahinda for help to have kids!)

    [MR who have put their family before the country. ]

    Mahinda is the most effective commander in Chief of the Armed Forces that Sri Lanka has ever had. Wait till the 23rd election results to see the verdict of the people on Mahinda`s govt. People of the East have already defeated Ranil W

    [It was not JRJ`s designe to make Ranil leader of UNP. If GaminiD, Lilith A and R Premadasa were not killed, Ranil would not be the leader of UNP.]

    While I fully agree with this statement, just crying like this is not going to help. It`s good to see Raigamakolla finally admitting that Ranil is not a good UNP leader. Let`s throw Ranil out of the party and save the UNP. I`m fully with Raigamakolla on this issue.

  • 19 Aug 2008 06:14:20 GMT

    [This must be why JRJ as executive president and Commander in Chief of the Armed forces of Sri Lanka was sleeping for 7 days While UNP Goons Massacured and Tortured Tamil speaking people in Broad daylight during the black july of 1983]

    JRJ was shocked for days by the horror of attacks on Tamil civilians unleased by JVP and SLFP extremists who did that to tarnish the good image of UNP government. JRJ banned JVP and naxalists of SLfP for doing that. the only UNPer who was marginally involved was Cyril Mathew who lost his ministerial portfolio. That is how JRJ punish his minister on the spot. He was a no nonsense leader who had guts to throw up ministers like MDH Jeayawardena for not taking collective responsibilty. JRJ would not be crying like CBK today that he did not know what the cabinet was doing.

    SLFP alawys had a hidden agenda against tamils. They nationalised many businesses of tamils. They deprived tamils of their jobs. They deprived tamils of their language. CBK did not apologies for the grave mistake/injustice her father did to tamil people. The LTTE started in 1972 in Jaffna because of SLFP policie and amry brutality.

    Today, the situation is much worse. MR and his 101 ministers say and do different things for which no collective responsiblity. Mervin is doing and saying things not even a child would do. Other ministers are having fun at the expense taxpayers money. Jumbo cabinet is a complete mess.

    One correction voter: JRJ had a sons and grand sons who never entered politics through the backdoor and became a burden to taxpayers like CBK, Anuara, Sirima and MR, Chamal, Basil, etc.

  • 19 Aug 2008 06:16:18 GMT

    It was the short sighted politics of leaders, in general.

    I recall in an article prepared by a Muslim gent by the name .... Marker (?), that Lord Soulbury, the last Colonial Governor had been advised by the London office that SWRD is a potential trouble maker.. and he should do everything possible to stop that happening. SWRD also had involvements with Patrice Lumumba and the Russians etc. in London, particularly at the world famous Hyde Park speakers corner.

    Language issue was a Colonial problem all the way.

    Our so called leaders, whether it was JR or SWRD, should have been careful.... just like the Singaporeans were.

    In fact SL was the biggest challenge to Singapore. Lee Kwang Lee, Singapore leader, foresaw this potential competition and took action to ensure SL leaders commit suicide !!

    On passing... Ranil should have left politics many years ago ??? Sirimavo played with Marxists.. and Chandrika played with everything and invested heavily in the West. Our country has gone down....and down... and the so-called leaders continue to play Family politics..

    And now it is the turn of Rajapakse family including his US based brothers except Dudley R who is still hanging around in Texas or some where...