The Sunday Leader

Mr. President: Stop This Madness Now!

The current leadership of this country is suffering from an acute attack of PARANOIA. How else to explain the continuing harassment of journalists, re-introducing draconian laws against  the media, bringing the army onto the streets to police civilians and the ultimate of all — arresting the former army commander (marketed by this government as a national hero) who supposedly has before his retirement a) Politicked whilst in uniform, b) Conspired against the Commander-in-Chief whilst in Service, c) Harbored more than 1,500 deserters whilst on service, and d) Engaged in corrupt practices relating to military procurements.

Another probe is ongoing into Fonseka’s alleged involvement in an assassination plot against President Rajapaksa and his two siblings Gotabaya and Basil Rajapaksa.
A third line of investigation is about General Fonseka’s role in the killings of The Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge and Tamil National Alliance MP for Jaffna, Nadarajah Raviraj.

It appears from these actions that moves are afoot to keep the General detained indefinitely  and to conduct the parliamentary poll with him in custody.

This begs a question. If indeed the General did commit these offences whilst holding the office of Army Commander, why on earth didn’t the President apprehend and bring him before the law sooner?

It is less than six months since the General retired from office. Were the President and his brothers unaware of these supposed felonies, offences and alleged murders committed by Sarath Fonseka?

We at this newspaper have ad nauseam called on the President to conduct a fair investigation into the dastardly killing of his former ‘friend’ and ally Lasantha Wickrematunge.  Even as he studiously ignored our pleas we have trudged to court every two weeks hoping against all hope that the police would have found some clue as to who murdered Lasantha. To no avail.

If indeed Sarath Fonseka conspired to kill Lasantha, why was the President silent for over one year?  Why was it impossible to garner sufficient proof to arrest and, yes, hang him for murder.  We at The Sunday Leader would be the first to salute and applaud Rajapaksa for ensuring that justice prevails.

Who was guilty for the horrendous assault on former deputy editor of The Nation newspaper Keith Noyahr? Who assaulted and knifed journalist Namal Perera together with his friend Mahendra Ratnaweera on a busy highway at 5.30 p.m. on June 30, 2008?  Who, hot on the heels of Lasantha’s killing, knifed former Rivira Editor Upali Tennakoon as he left for office one morning at 7.30 a.m.?

It is well over one year since these deplorable attacks on journalists took place. Since then some two dozen journalists have left this country and continue to live in exile. What about the Tamil journalists murdered under Rajapaksa’s watch? Who killed them? Why has his  government failed to find evidence or clues as to who committed these disgusting and nauseating attacks? Does the President want us to believe that our police force is this impotent?

For decades now successive ruling parties have killed, harassed and intimidated journalists.  In the last few decades no single political leader or political party in power or in the opposition can claim that this did not happen during their time. No political leader can claim that he or she was not actively involved or, alternatively, kept quiet when journalists were being murdered.

This newspaper in this context paid the ultimate price, having been a target for assault, burning, victimization and suppression of free expression through each successive government. Culminating, of course, with a cold-blooded murder under Rajapaksa’s watch. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga even went so far as to seal us in the year 2000, at which time Mangala Samaraweera was her Media Minister.

What is frightening, though, is this trend continuing when the ruling party enjoyed an unprecedented wave of popular support with the defeat of the LTTE, the opposition in total disarray, and the government naturally having nothing to fear.
We can only shudder, imagining what the response of this government would be if and when it is not so popular and the opposition gets its act together. One does not have to be an astrologer to predict that fallout.

Six million people voted for Rajapaksa at the recently concluded election. All of those millions chose him over the retired General because they not only realised that it was he who displayed the will-power to end the war but also believed that he possessed the political know-how vital to continue governing this country.

They believed that an incumbent president would rise above partisan politics and display the true statesmanship so very important to take this country forward. But his actions, post election, have dismayed and disillusioned the millions who cast their vote in his favour.

The President’s actions, post election, have further isolated the four million who voted in favour of the General. The four million plus Rajapaksa needed to win over. The four million who took a risk with the unknown, unlovable and loose-mouthed Fonseka.  As Citizen Anura Gunasekera puts it so succinctly, these four million plus voted hoping that a change would bring about an acceptable equilibrium between the imposition of the rule of the law for the ordinary many and the exercise of the law of the rulers for the extraordinary few; that a change would bring order to what is fast becoming a lawless society; that marauding parliamentarians would at last be equally subject to legal restriction as any Citizen Perera; that public and private corruption would be minimized or curtailed to an extent that it is no longer a festering sore on the body politic; that journalists who voice a dissenting point of view could ply their trade without incurring the risk of armed attack, abduction and even loss of life; that unaligned news broadcasters could function without fear of being shut down for disseminating unpalatable truths; that the unconscionable expenditure of public funds on the aggrandizement of the politically powerful could be halted; that the minorities of this country who have suffered loss of life, livelihood, shelter, education and the opportunity of participation in mainstream national activity, would at last be given equal opportunities along with the majority.

At The Sunday Leader we took a conscious decision to support the campaign of General Fonseka – despite deep personal reservations – because we sincerely believed that some, if not all of the above issues made it imperative to vote for Fonseka on January 26. Of course, at a more personal level Rajapaksa and his government left us with little option, having pushed us up against a brick wall from which there is no turning around. That, however, does not make us, or any one of those four million plus TRAITORS. Or, for that matter, the three million plus who refrained from voting for either Rajapaksa or Fonseka.

The Sunday Leader has been a controversial newspaper because we say it like we see it: whether it be a spade, a thief or a murderer, we call it by that name. We do not hide behind euphemism. The free media serves as a mirror in which the public can see itself.

From us the President learns the state of his nation, and especially its management by the people we have elected to give our children a better future. Sometimes the image he sees in that mirror is not a pleasant one. But that does not make us traitors. Nay, the President would benefit by taking into account what the independent media brings forth for consideration for corrective action.

In fact, within the framework of a true democracy  a government needs newspapers of the calibre of The Sunday Leader to maintain the necessary checks and balances in governance. We are not the enemy. We never have been and never will be. Never has it been the need of the hour as it is now for Rajapaksa to recognise this fact – to rise above petty political vindictiveness and display the qualities required of a statesman, the qualities for which he was voted – resoundingly – back into office for a second term.

Unfortunately – to this nation’s shame — the grim reality is that the events of the short week following the presidential election do not offer any reassurances. There was, first, the armed encirclement of the challenger’s location even before the final results of the elections were confirmed. Since then there have been arrests and detentions of individuals for allegedly conspiring against the government and for plotting the President’s assassination, the sudden “compulsory retirement” of high-ranking army personnel and the all-too-familiar disappearance of a journalist who worked for an independent website.

It is time to stop the madness now, Mr. President. As Shakespeare famously said:
Lord, what fools these mortals be!

64 Comments for “Mr. President: Stop This Madness Now!”

  1. Joseph

    Welcome to Justice in Lanka……

    These are NOT crimes/Fraud in Lanka

    1. Probably the biggest robbery by stealing the election- not a fraud
    2. Stealing billions from corruption, bribery- Not a crime

    3. Stealing Rs 47 billion tsunami money – not a crime

    4. Losses identified Air Lanka 9.98 billion, Electricity board 39 billion, Ports Authority 3.5 billion, Petroleum Coop- 7.1 billion, SLTB 4.5 billion, Road development authority 9.9 billion – these do not deserve investigation or punishment

    5. COPE report Rs 33 billion unacconted- No one guilty

    6. Wasting Rs 6 billion on Mihin air- not mismanagement

    7. Using govt. funds, workers and facilities to build palaces for the royal family- Not fraud

    8. Killing or disappearence of journalists, assaults on the media other lawless activities- No one found guilty

    9. Ministerships to underworld kingpins- correct appointments for the benefit of Lankans

    Crimes in Lanka

    1. A decorated military commander, national hero having eliminated the worlds most ruthless terrorists which no one could before him, for commanding a well desciplined army, almost sacrificed his life for the country twice, having brought peace to all Sri Lankans

    also was cheated of presidency

    arrested in pure revenge and political vengence

    COURT MARTIALLED like a common criminal and assaulte, dragged, denied water on first day or medicines etc

    ….but still no one knows exactly what the crime is!!!

    2. A parliament worker has stolen a bun due to hunger from the canteen- arrested and punished!

    Welcome to Justice in Sri Lanka !

  2. RAJAPAKSES are first answerable to all these..If they were not directly involved, then they must take full responsibilty as failing to provide security and not been able to catch any of these offenders and killers.
    Why has none of these murders and crimes been solved???? Either the Rajapakse regime is totally inefficient or they have strong interests to ensure that these crimes are not solved..Probably both.
    This is the Rajapakse way of thuggery, robbing and trying to govern Sri Lanka.
    We all know what Pariah things the Horapakses have done, and they have got worse by the day.
    Let the General Elections be the biggest weapon whare we Sri Lankans can show whom we want..Let us Sri Lankans ensure that we do all possible to ensure democracy at the elections and ensure it is a fair and just one..Let us even all do our own part..voice our opinion ..take to the streets and temple trees and let not anyone or anything stop us from paving and changinfg the way for a Better Sri Lanka.

    • Hitler

      Short life you have

      • GO TO HELL YOU SAKKILIYA

        • Truth

          Scared to face the truth. … !!
          //Horapakses// Correct word to call this bunch of jokers.

          Horapakses are real bunch of jokers, … What else can you call them.

        • Bunds

          Dear Devika,

          Use the language people can understand. This is not the forum to show where you are coming from.

    • ddreamguy

      Dear Mervyn
      You are living in a dreamworld. The General election will also be won by the current President’s party (thru cheating). None of the law abiding people will do anything to correct these crimes.
      I wish my fellow Sri Lankans have the courage like the Philipines people to uprise and ask for justice. Then Sri Lanka will be saved from oblivion.

  3. harry

    Mervyn Silva I appreciate your comments.To run another election under the same impotent EC will cause same problems as in the Presidential elections which was declared “FAIR” by the EC.How is he going to exert his full authority when he has failed the previous time/s.God bless my country.

  4. maluman

    MR is a true spineless coward. So afraid of any criticism or opposition. What sort of ‘sensitive leader’ or dutugemmunu is this?? Nothing but a spineless cowardly plastic patriot

    • Psycho

      So you are an armchair patriot.

      • oxo

        Assuming all those who are vocal critics of MR are armchair patriots, what kind of patriots are those who blindly say ‘aye’ to the actions of the political demon created by MR????…. like urself???

  5. oxo

    There’s no doubt about what u say ma’am but as a citizen, i can’t help but wonder why the country as a whole does not see the importance of such issues when it comes to taking sides or supporting a leader. Is the abandoning of the rule of law and democracy a minor price to pay for attaining ‘peace and harmony’. I know that it’s somewhat ironic to use all those terms in one line but that’s how things stand. Isn’t SL a dystopia of some sorts? isn’t there totalitarianism being exercised somewhere along these lines?? A very telling point i made note of was when i watched the Secretary of Offense…pardon me Defense, respond to the queries posted by the journalist from BBC. I was appalled to see manner in which he totally disregarded and refuted each claim brought forth. It wasn’t really what he said but the way he said it that struck the wrong chord with me. I saw him as brash, arrogant and paranoid. But for the patriots it looked like a person who stood bravely for the sake of his country. food for thought:)

    • Satina Junaid

      My sentiments too. Another fact I would like the EC to notify all concerned is that our electoral ID number should not be written on the reverse of our ballot paper. Why do they do this so that we could be penalized by the winning party? What is the meaning of “Secret Ballot”?

  6. Hitler

    Sri Lanka forces need to take controll the government.Not Raja familiy

  7. Hitler

    JVP show your colors. Show up again 1971

  8. Citzen Silva

    Gota in the BBC interview looked foaming at the mouth.. like a hydrophobic dog. This man seething with anger needs to see a psychiatrist soon.. for the country’s sake. We have a mad man with a finger on the trigger… a desk jockey who was an economic refugee abroad and never even set foot in Sri Lanka for 15 years.

    Though Mahinda Rajapukka may have been on the ballot paper, but Gota is doing most of the killing/intimidating/goon squad directing and Basil is by far and away doing most of the stealing.

    • Nandana

      Have u seen the SF’s interveiw in BBC ?..How do u call him?.
      What a cowady traitor who betrays the army that he leads for years.
      Leave the political differences & see the reality..

      • Bunds

        Dear Nandana,

        Don’t be a clown. It was SF who brought the Army to this level not your grand father

    • jaju

      well said

  9. Jaya Katha

    Dear Readers

    I read the long list of crimes against Rajapaksha bros and the short list of crimes against Fonseka.

    To be fair, Joseph should have included the crime of ‘killing so many innocent people in the no fire zone’.in Mullaitivu in the name of fighting ‘undefined terrorism’.

    Since killing the own citizens deserve the highest punishment. Rajapaksha brothers and Fonseka cohorts should be tried together for the ‘heinous crimes against Humanity- that happened to be Tamils- I am sorry Tamils do not matter for the Sinhalese-

    What is important for a good governance is to develop the quality of its citizens, not so much to keep the regions united. if separation can serve to improve the quality of life and dignity of human person, it is better to advocate separate state for the North and East. As an outsider, I see that the Tamils have sufficient reason for seeking an independent state.

    Crime against Humanity, whoever the perpetrator, has be to fairly and squarely dealth with.

    Jaya

    • san

      Jaya Katha,

      SF has expressed his concern over any violation by Army and he clearly told that who ever commited war crimes, he is not goint to save them. That is the only reason he is now under court marshel.

      Anyway you talk all about these killings in bettle field, Why dont you talk about the brutel killing of LTTE innocent civilians of sinhalese and muslims even tamils by LTTE. You forgot ! or you pretend to be forgotten?

      • san

        The last paragraph to be read as follws

        Anyway you talk all about these killings in bettle field, Why dont you talk about the brutel killing of LTTE. LTTE killed many innocent civilians of sinhalese and muslims even tamils. You forgot ! or you pretend to be forgotten?

  10. Like it or not

    Editor says that
    “The four million who took a risk with the unknown, unlovable and loose-mouthed Fonseka.”
    He accepts the truth. They actually took a risk. Why should people take risks to appoint an all important position “the Executive Presidency”.
    Presidential election should never be a risk taking one.
    According to him the paper itself has shown some form of PARANOIA by supporting an identified mentally subnormal person to be elected as a President.

  11. ..WHY CRY NOW GO AND DANCE IN THE STREETS AGAIN….TASTE YOUR OWN MEDICINE NOW….LAST 30 YEARS TAMILS HAVE SILENCLY SUFFERED THIS .YOU NEVER BOTHERD NOW YOUR OWN DOG IS BITING YOU….ACCEPT THIS…GET THE TASTE OF IT..WHY CALL FOR FOREIGN SUPPORT…IF TAMILS DO THIS…THEY ARE TERROISTS…HAVE A NICE DAY..

    • citizen silva

      yes my friend, the chauvinistic tribe indeed has its chickens coming home to roost, even after many years. what they sowed, now shall they reap.

  12. ..POOR PHILLIPINES PEOPLE HAVE BROUGHT DOWN NOT ONE BUT 2 PRESIDENTS SIMPL Y BY GOING IN THE STREETS…..YOU SINHALEASE CANT DO THIS..BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO BACKBONES….ONLY MOUTH…

  13. Mr President I forward this part of the famous speach made by President of United States, Honarable Harry.S.Truman in 1949.This very clearly indicate you what is Democracy,Communism,Freedom and Correct Leadership.Please follow up and try to follow up the famous word leaders.

    Each period of our national history has had its special challenges. Those that confront us now are as momentous as any in the past. Today marks the beginning not only of a new administration, but of a period that will be eventful, perhaps decisive, for us and for the world.

    It may be our lot to experience, and in large measure to bring about, a major turning point in the long history of the human race. The first half of this century has been marked by unprecedented and brutal attacks on the rights of man, and by the two most frightful wars in history. The supreme need of our time is for men to learn to live together in peace and harmony.

    The peoples of the earth face the future with grave uncertainty, composed almost equally of great hopes and great fears. In this time of doubt, they look to the United States as never before for good will, strength, and wise leadership.

    It is fitting, therefore, that we take this occasion to proclaim to the world the essential principles of the faith by which we live, and to declare our aims to all peoples.

    The American people stand firm in the faith which has inspired this Nation from the beginning. We believe that all men have a right to equal justice under law and equal opportunity to share in the common good. We believe that all men have the right to freedom of thought and expression. We believe that all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God.

    From this faith we will not be moved.

    The American people desire, and are determined to work for, a world in which all nations and all peoples are free to govern themselves as they see fit, and to achieve a decent and satisfying life. Above all else, our people desire, and are determined to work for, peace on earth—a just and lasting peace—based on genuine agreement freely arrived at by equals.

    In the pursuit of these aims, the United States and other like-minded nations find themselves directly opposed by a regime with contrary aims and a totally different concept of life.

    That regime adheres to a false philosophy which purports to offer freedom, security, and greater opportunity to mankind. Misled by this philosophy, many peoples have sacrificed their liberties only to learn to their sorrow that deceit and mockery, poverty and tyranny, are their reward.

    That false philosophy is communism.

    Communism
    Communism is based on the belief that man is so weak and inadequate that he is unable to govern himself, and therefore requires the rule of strong masters.

    Democracy is based on the conviction that man has the moral and intellectual capacity, as well as the inalienable right, to govern himself with reason and justice.

    Communism subjects the individual to arrest without lawful cause, punishment without trial, and forced labor as the chattel of the state. It decrees what information he shall receive, what art he shall produce, what leaders he shall follow, and what thoughts he shall think.

    Democracy maintains that government is established for the benefit of the individual, and is charged with the responsibility of protecting the rights of the individual and his freedom in the exercise of his abilities.

    Communism maintains that social wrongs can be corrected only by violence.

    Democracy has proved that social justice can be achieved through peaceful change.

    Communism holds that the world is so deeply divided into opposing classes that war is inevitable.

    Democracy holds that free nations can settle differences justly and maintain lasting peace.

    These differences between communism and democracy do not concern the United States alone. People everywhere are coming to realize that what is involved is material well-being, human dignity, and the right to believe in and worship God.

    I state these differences, not to draw issues of belief as such, but because the actions resulting from the Communist philosophy are a threat to the efforts of free nations to bring about world recovery and lasting peace.

    America seeks peace
    Since the end of hostilities, the United States has invested its substance and its energy in a great constructive effort to restore peace, stability, and freedom to the world.

    We have sought no territory and we have imposed our will on none. We have asked for no privileges we would not extend to others.

    We have constantly and vigorously supported the United Nations and related agencies as a means of applying democratic principles to international relations. We have consistently advocated and relied upon peaceful settlement of disputes among nations.

    We have made every effort to secure agreement on effective international control of our most powerful weapon, and we have worked steadily for the limitation and control of all armaments.

    We have encouraged, by precept and example, the expansion of world trade on a sound and fair basis.

    Almost a year ago, in company with 16 free nations of Europe, we launched the greatest cooperative economic program in history. The purpose of that unprecedented effort is to invigorate and strengthen democracy in Europe, so that the free people of that continent can resume their rightful place in the forefront of civilization and can contribute once more to the security and welfare of the world.

    Our efforts have brought new hope to all mankind. We have beaten back despair and defeatism. We have saved a number of countries from losing their liberty. Hundreds of millions of people all over the world now agree with us, that we need not have war—that we can have peace. The initiative is ours.

    We are moving on with other nations to build an even stronger structure of international order and justice. We shall have as our partners countries which, no longer solely concerned with the problem of national survival, are now working to improve the standards of living of all their people. We are ready to undertake new projects to strengthen the free world.

    Courses of action
    In the coming years, our program for peace and freedom will emphasize four major courses of action.

    First, we will continue to give unfaltering support to the United Nations and related agencies, and we will continue to search for ways to strengthen their authority and increase their effectiveness. We believe that the United Nations will be strengthened by the new nations which are being formed in lands now advancing toward self-government under democratic principles.

    Second, we will continue our programs for world economic recovery.

    This means, first of all, that we must keep our full weight behind the European recovery program. We are confident of the success of this major venture in world recovery. We believe that our partners in this effort will achieve the status of self-supporting nations once again.

    In addition, we must carry out our plans for reducing the barriers to world trade and increasing its volume. Economic recovery and peace itself depend on increased world trade.

    Third, we will strengthen freedom-loving nations against the dangers of aggression.

    We are now working out with a number of countries a joint agreement designed to strengthen the security of the North Atlantic area. Such an agreement would take the form of a collective defense arrangement within the terms of the United Nations Charter.

    We have already established such a defense pact for the Western Hemisphere by the treaty of Rio de Janeiro.

    The primary purpose of these agreements is to provide unmistakable proof of the joint determination of the free countries to resist armed attack from any quarter. Each country participating in these arrangements must contribute all it can to the common defense.

    If we can make it sufficiently clear, in advance, that any armed attack affecting our national security would be met with overwhelming force, the armed attack might never occur.

    I hope soon to send to the Senate a treaty respecting the North Atlantic security plan.

    In addition, we will provide military advice and equipment to free nations which will cooperate with us in the maintenance of peace and security.

    Fourth, we must embark on a bold new program for making the benefits of our scientific advances and industrial progress available for the improvement and growth of underdeveloped areas.

    More than half the people of the world are living in conditions approaching misery. Their food is inadequate. They are victims of disease. Their economic life is primitive and stagnant. Their poverty is a handicap and a threat both to them and to more prosperous areas.

    For the first time in history, humanity possesses the knowledge and the skill to relieve the suffering of these people.

    The United States is pre-eminent among nations in the development of industrial and scientific techniques. The material resources which we can afford to use for the assistance of other peoples are limited. But our imponderable resources in technical knowledge are constantly growing and are inexhaustible.

    I believe that we should make available to peace-loving peoples the benefits of our store of technical knowledge in order to help them realize their aspirations for a better life. And, in cooperation with other nations, we should foster capital investment in areas needing development.

    Our aim should be to help the free peoples of the world, through their own efforts, to produce more food, more clothing, more materials for housing, and more mechanical power to lighten their burdens.

    Invite other countries to join in
    We invite other countries to pool their technological resources in this undertaking. Their contributions will be warmly welcomed. This should be a cooperative enterprise in which all nations work together through the United Nations and its specialized agencies wherever practicable. It must be a worldwide effort for the achievement of peace, plenty, and freedom.

    With the cooperation of business, private capital, agriculture, and labor in this country, this program can greatly increase the industrial activity in other nations and can raise substantially their standards of living.

    Such new economic developments must be devised and controlled to benefit the peoples of the areas in which they are established. Guarantees to the investor must be balanced by guarantees in the interest of the people whose resources and whose labor go into these developments.

    The old imperialism—exploitation for foreign profit—has no place in our plans. What we envisage is a program of development based on the concepts of democratic fair-dealing.

    All countries, including our own, will greatly benefit from a constructive program for the better use of the world’s human and natural resources. Experience shows that our commerce with other countries expands as they progress industrially and economically.

    Greater production is the key to prosperity and peace. And the key to greater production is a wider and more vigorous application of modern scientific and technical knowledge.

    Only by helping the least fortunate of its members to help themselves can the human family achieve the decent, satisfying life that is the right of all people.

    Democracy alone can supply the vitalizing force to stir the peoples of the world into triumphant action, not only against their human oppressors, but also against their ancient enemies—hunger, misery, and despair.

    On the basis of these four major courses of action we hope to help create the conditions that will lead eventually to personal freedom and happiness for all mankind.

    If we are to be successful in carrying out these policies, it is clear that we must have continued prosperity in this country and we must keep ourselves strong.

  14. sha

    HIPOCRISY…… NOTHING ELSE!
    I AM DISGUSTED THE BEHAVIOUR OF OUR LEADERS AND IMPORTED BUREAUCRATS WHO DRAG OUR COUNTRY INTO MISERY. ALMOST ALL SRI LANKANS LIVING ABROAD SHARE THE SAME SENTIMENTS TOWARDS THE ARREST OF GEN SF. WHEN HE WAS WITH THEM, HE WAS A HERO BUT NOW ‘ A PARIAH’. ARE WE A BUDDHIST NATION? WE THOUGHT AFTER THE WAR MR WILL DEVELOP OUR COUNTRY DURING HIS REMAINING PERIOD AS EX PRES. NOW IT WILL TAKE ANOTHER 30 YEARS TO BRING BACK THE UNITY THAT ALL SRI LANKAN PORTRAYED DURING THE DIFFICULT PERIODS. I AM TRULY ASHAMED.

  15. NIKITA PERERA

    BY READING ALL THE COMMENTS I FEEL THERE IS NO ONE WHO UNDERSTANDING THE REAL SITUATION AS THEY ALL WERE IN THE DREAMLANDS WITH SF,RANIL, LONDON SOME,MANO N SAMPANTHAN,, SO EVERYONE TALKING WITH THEIR ASSES,

    • Gabriella

      Must be same asses my husband is betting on — bloody slow
      asses !!!

    • Bunds

      Hello Nikita,

      It is sad to read how low you are so much so stooped down to the level of demeaning others which shows what standard and background you have. Please do not write to these columns.

  16. feroz

    MR PRESIDENT NO ONE MATCH FOR SF IN YOUR REGIME, YOU HAVE BEEN SHAKEN ONLY AFTER HE LEFT YOU. IT IS YOUR MISTAKE GONE FOR PARONIA. HE IS TRUSTED HERO, AND KING COBRA. WHY DID YOU BEAT HIM, NOW YOU ARE IN TROUBLE.
    OTHER ISSUES , YOUR BELOVED BROTHER’S, DON’T YOU SEE THEM THEY ARE CREATING ALL SHORT ISSUES FOR YOU.THEY ARE REAL CULPRIT IN YOUR REGIME CASTING PROBLEM. BE HONEST YOU HAVE BEEN SHAKEN BADLY , WHY SF.
    WHY SF , BECAUSE PROBLEM IN YOUR POND. FIRST ELIMINATE THOSE TROUBLE MAKER IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE YOYR RULE NEXT TERM IN PEACE FOR SHAKE OF THIS COUNTRY.
    FEW OF THEM NAMELY YOUR 2 BROTHERS BR ,GR AND FEW OTHER UNEDUCATED, UNCIVILISED MINISTER, YOU KNEW THEM WELL, DO IT FOR SHAKE OF THIS NATION.YOU HAVE DONE WELL OTHERWISE, YOU MISTAKE EVICTING OR SIDE LINING NATIONAL HERO AND KEEPING THIS CRIMINAL WITH YOU.
    POPELE VOTED FOR MR NOT WHO THIS THUGS AND BRAINESS MINISTERS.

    • citizen silva

      good one feroz, yes its the naya vs the mugatiya…it is documented that the mugatiya survives more often. but I will sit back and enjoy the spectacle…please do not think I am a desha-drohi.

    • Cherrybrook

      Feroze, you are show box and a BS artist dickhead.

      • Bunds

        Hey Cherrybrook,

        You don’t be a damn show Off. Just because you live in Australia do you think you can use this kind of language?

        MIND YOUR LANGUAGE SIR. I AM YOU NEIGHBOUR.

  17. Truth

    Instead of Mahinda Rajapaksa, better he change his name as MODA RAJAPAKSA.

  18. Gunner Fernando

    Enough is enough, president and his brothers. How can a drunkard and womanizer like Manawaduge arrest a four star General like SF. Come on you morons wake up for the sake of the people of Sri Lanka. You are in a wonder land dreaming of wine, women and song from morning till night. How is Arkasha doing? All right I guess.

    • I believe Manawadu`s time is marked,Great heros remain in the “SinhaRegimet” take care for him and his supporters.Wait ,time is the best healer.Mahinda can “Block” General Sarath Fonseka a while but he cannot “Stop” him.

    • arif

      Im confused. Just last week I read in these columns that SF was the womaniser. Now, it is Manwaduge. I mean is the whole SL army so corrupt and non-professional?

  19. Arif what you had said is correct. You know well what the SL Army personal who were at Heiti in 2008 aqbout 124 SL soldiers were sent back to SL and the MR regime promissed to inquire, but up to date nothing those fellows are helping MR at present. During the war many raping took place what was the result. When an High Officer is being framed for no wrong but only way of saying he is a womeniser and a thief. I can laugh because only a thief know the other thief. From thisw you will know the truth. The best joke in yesterday news that MR did not know when SF was arrested. That means he is not in this world thinking when he will be kicked off by an Election petition very soon. Modaya

  20. Arif what you had said is correct. You know well what the SL Army personal who were at Heiti in 2008 aqbout 124 SL soldiers were sent back to SL and the MR regime promissed to inquire, but up to date nothing those fellows are helping MR at present. During the war many raping took place what was the result. When an High Officer is being framed for no wrong but only way of saying he is a womeniser and a thief. I can laugh because only a thief know the other thief. From thisw you will know the truth. The best joke in yesterday news that MR did not know when SF was arrested. That means he is not in this world thinking when he will be kicked off by an Election petition very soon. Modaya-Haiti rape will confirm same.

  21. Timothy YU

    INTERNMENT CAMPS-GULAG ARCHI CEYLANGO

    Dear Friends in Sri Lanka, I can surely turn my eyes since I am abroad, but I usually return 3-4 times per year. I am Chinese born in Sri Lanka and have worked all over the World.

    Please do not believe the three brothers and their cohorts, the Chinese are destablising the entire world. They even imposed that the GOSL refuse the Visa of the Dalai Lama. If you Sri Lankans wish to have a government similar to Burma.. Please vote Mahinda and Gotabhaya, the three stooges are being paid by China and China, Burma financed these internment camps.

    Sri Lanka’s economy cannot sustain 12000 inmates. This is a concentration camp. Even Buddhist monks will fill the ranks of these camps. China is purely anti-religion and they do not care about the Sri Lankans, the three stooges and their ministers, do not know where they are stepping their feet into. Oh great Maha Sangha, beware of the evil of China. Grant China what they deserve and no more.

  22. Rajapakse & Brothers may be thinking they will live for ever, their lives are short, I predict they will have accidents in some way or other & will be killed like Pakistans Zia-ul-hug, even their bodies will not be found, mark my word.

  23. Psycho

    Ladies & Gents, no point barking around, the caravan goes on!
    SF supporters are “Urban Elites” , “Thambiyas”, “Eelam Dreamers” and JVP thugs. Most if not all these minorites would have fought the Eelam war only in front of the TV, blogs like this and in armchair discussions.
    The nation has spoken the rest is sour grapes, hence lets move on.

    There is no Madness here SF promised to send MR to Bogambara and put hin 2*2 cell, not in a chalet.

  24. Journalist

    Dear Our Fellow Readers and Contributors,

    Why are you wasting your time in debate? Do something constructive. Most of you I know are using the time in the Office to write all these garbage. Why don’t you do something productive. I read contributions from various people in Sri Lanka nd from all over the globe.

    Trully you all are true sons and Daughters of Sri Lanka who talk only but do nothing. That’s the reason the country has gone to swines not to dogs. There is nothing to take from. I feel sorry for the future generation of Sri Lankans. Sri Lanka has been pawned to China, Russia, Iran, Pakistan and India. HAIL MAHIND AIYA AND CO.!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Randy Mathew

    THIS IS ALL GOING ACCORDING TO THE PLAN OF THE MAHINDA CHINTANA. IN A DEMOCRACY, A GOVERNMENT IS BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE, BUT IN SUNNY SL, IT IS A GOVERNMENT BY THE VILLAGE GODAYA THUGS FOR THEIR RELATIVES, FRIENDS GOONS & HANGERS ON. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TIGER TERRORISTS & THIS ROGUE REGIME OF THE MR CLAN—BOTH BEING A BUNCH OF THUGS, MURDERERS,MEDIA BASHERS & HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSERS. I AM SURE THAT SL HAS NEVER SEEN SUCH A DISGRACFUL FAMILY WHOSE ONLY AIM IS TO RULE BY TERROR WHILE MAKING THEMSELVES & THEIR KITH & KIN , BILLIONARES BY ENGAGING IN CORRUPT DEALS. HOW DARE DOES THIS GREEDY FAMILY CONTINUE TO CAUSE SO MUCH MISERY TO THE PEOPLE & MESS UP THE ECONOMY ? CURSE ON THEM

    • Mahinda Sucker

      Please stop this copy and paste

      • Randy Mathew

        THIS IS ALL GOING ACCORDING TO THE PLAN OF THE MAHINDA CHINTANA. IN A DEMOCRACY, A GOVERNMENT IS BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE, BUT IN SUNNY SL, IT IS A GOVERNMENT BY THE VILLAGE GODAYA THUGS FOR THEIR RELATIVES, FRIENDS GOONS & HANGERS ON. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TIGER TERRORISTS & THIS ROGUE REGIME OF THE MR CLAN—BOTH BEING A BUNCH OF THUGS, MURDERERS,MEDIA BASHERS & HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSERS. I AM SURE THAT SL HAS NEVER SEEN SUCH A DISGRACFUL FAMILY WHOSE ONLY AIM IS TO RULE BY TERROR WHILE MAKING THEMSELVES & THEIR KITH & KIN , BILLIONARES BY ENGAGING IN CORRUPT DEALS. HOW DARE DOES THIS GREEDY FAMILY CONTINUE TO CAUSE SO MUCH MISERY TO THE PEOPLE & MESS UP THE ECONOMY ? CURSE ON THEM

        • DON’T FORGET, WE JUST SAW ANOTHER FAMILY CATCHING UP TO THIS DISGRACEFUL MR FAMILY. HE WAS CAUGHT HIS PANTS DOWN AND WITH CRISPY$$$$ !!!

  26. Horapakses, Dutugummu’s ass.

  27. How did NFF leader become a millionare within a short time ?, he was holding MR’s big B’s.
    MR will see that all those who are contesting on the UPFA including his son win with a comfortable majority through FRAUD. MR has the EC under his hands, he was threatned with death at the last Presidental election if he did not declare MR as the winner, the same will happen at the coming General election, after the election EC will be sent as an ambasador to God knows which country or he will be shot . This is my predictions for 2010.

  28. Saro

    Internment of 300,000 Tamils behind barbed wires that too under the most appalling conditions was paranoia or the revenge for them living in their homes that were under LTTE control. No humanity is left in this president whoswe regime ordered the white-flag-hoisting surrendees to be shot after starving them for months.

  29. What do u think of my prediction that EC will be sent as an ambassador somewhere? MR must keep EC somewhere far away so that he will not tell the truth about the Presidential election. Most criminals tell the truth at their death bed, hope EC will do that & die as a gentleman.

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