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Sri Lanka’s judges and the Colombo 7 low-caste are chief among the forces who are pulling us backwards.
The post October 26 events unmasked many of the actors who are interfering in Sri Lanka’s national development. Mahinda Rajapaksa and the patriotic forces he leads must understand the extent to which they have infiltrated the Sri Lankan state.
These traitors are forces of backwardness, who want to keep Sri Lanka poor, dirty, and under the constant control of foreign countries and entities such that they can rob the divided country for all its natural resources, cultural treasures, and priceless artifacts. These Backward Forces comprise several elements. These include but are not limited to: the squatters of Colombo 7, the local NGO groups, the ethno-nationalist Tamil terrorists, and the judiciary.
Here we will discuss two of these groups.
Broadly speaking, the dwellers of cities built by foreigners like Colombo (especially Colombo 7) and Galle, are not true Sri Lankans. They are at ease more with discussing sexuality than heritage, more concerned with having “bus lanes” than real infrastructure, and are obsessed with whatever the latest Western fad is rather than cherishing the uniqueness of the country they live in. They wish to ape those who ruled over them in the past as morally superior, despite those same people being the originators of the slave trade, genocide, brutal colonization, and world wars.
Their loyalty lies with the far off white nations, and their consistent backing of Ranil Wickremesinghe for the past 25 years, who is for all intents and purposes the colonialists’ present-day Viceroy, proves this. These Colombo 7 people are so loyal to westerners because before the arrival of the foreigners, their ancestors were mostly low caste people who had no hope of rising up in the Buddhist-nationalist state that existed on the island. Just as the rich cowards of France set up the Vichy government to collaborate with Nazi Germany, these Colombo 7 people similarly support the Vichy government of Ranil.
Through conversion to Christianity, the low-caste ancestors of the Colombo 7 class gained names, like “Fernando” and “de Silva” and “Harrison” (it was common throughout Asia for low caste people to not have actual names), and gained the ability to rise up in the new society created by the westerners. Low caste people who could not even dream of being anything more than servants or menial laborers were suddenly able to own land, probably stolen from Buddhist monasteries or Sinhalese Royal estates, and to even enter government as civil servants.
So when the patriotic forces of Sinhala Buddhists gained a political consciousness through the brave actions of SWRD Bandaranaike, the lavish lifestyle of this group of low caste “Fernandos” came under threat. Rajapakse, through his family connection to Christianity, may have thought that he could win them over, but as the 2015 presidential and general elections, and the 2018 local government election results showed, there is no way that these people will drop support for Ranil the designated favorite of the foreign colonialists.
These people are a small minority of the population, but they are able to project a much larger voice over the internet and into the political sphere, because they have an abundance of the most important commodity: time.
Their colonial-era land grants provide them a large passive income, and they may also now have some businesses or enterprises which basically run on auto-pilot. They are therefore free to spend their time camping day and night on the streets demanding a “return of Ranil to power,” with the oxymoronic “we want democracy, stop the general election!” chief among their demands. They could also take part in the protest style of the “1%,” namely vehicle parades in Mercedes Benzes along Galle Face. This is all because they are Sri Lanka’s idle rich. And Mahinda’s attempts to woo them rather than put them in their place between 2010-2015 is a major reason why he lost power in 2015 and also why he was unable to stabilize his minority government in 2018.
But even more dangerous to national security than these low caste traitors are the judges. While the Supreme Court decision about the dissolution of parliament was pretty obvious given the 19 Amendment’s written text, the lower court’s decision to suspend the cabinet of ministers and prime minister appointed by the president pending further hearings was tantamount to high treason.
That court literally shut down the government of the country, to cheers from the low-caste Colombo 7 clowns and the NGO goons. If the same rotten judges had been in office during the war, they could have done the same thing in the final stages of the war and saved the Tamil terrorists. And of course the same Colombo 7 people would probably have cheered then too. As an aside, just as the Tamil terrorists stopped blowing up UNP leaders once Ranil took over, did the Tamil terrorists ever bomb Colombo 7? Interesting.
The more appropriate action for the Appeals court would have been to defer to the Supreme Court to pronounce on whether Mahinda could continue with a minority government or not. Allowing Mahinda’s appeal to go ahead but only in late January while preventing him from holding office until then was a brazen act where the unelected judges over-ruled the elected president and the elected MPs of the cabinet.
What this shows is the total corruption of the entirety of Sri Lanka’s judiciary. They have clearly shown their allegiance lies not with the people of the country, but with outside forces who are able to provide their children and grandchildren with scholarships to elite Western schools and access to Western Universities and international NGOs for future employment.
As we know, other cases which benefit Ranil, such as the altering of the National List after the polls closed in 2015, the Central Bank bond scam, the contempt of court by UNP MPs, have all been thrown out by the courts. Similarly, Ranil’s own quo-warranto case has not been heard either. All this shows that the judiciary has clearly been coopted by outside forces. Mahinda and his SLPP can never give these people what they want, which is a western life for their children, because Mahinda defeated the terrorist pets of the colonial forces. In return for these perks and bribes, the judges have to do just one thing: prevent Mahinda or Gotabhaya from ever holding any power for as long as they are alive. Rajapaksa should have expected the judges would never be fair to him.
The suspension of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s minority government set a dangerous precedent. In the future too, the flimsiest of pretexts could be used by the forces representing backwardness to disrupt and derail any patriotic government or politician that comes to power.
It is high time that Sirisena appoints a commission of inquiry into the judiciary, where all their assets and connections are exposed and anyone who is personally or through family gaining from foreign payments in any form should be stripped of their positions. Just as MPs cannot be citizens of foreign countries, it is only proper and just that those who adjudicate on all legal matters also are not tainted by split loyalties.
It is time to clean up the courts.
N.B. Any Sri Lankan’s personal religion does not matter, but they must be patriotic to the Sinhalese Buddhist origin of the country.
The aim of the local and foreign anti-Mahinda brigade is not just to save Ranil, but to press ahead with their plan for colonization by India. The only way to solve Sri Lanka’s present problems is a general election. Most may think this is just a power struggle between the incompetent Ranil and the patriotic Mahinda, but what is at stake is nothing less than Sri Lanka’s future as an independent and sovereign nation.
Over the past few days, the strategic defeat which the Sirisena-Ranil government suffered in February 2018 has finally reached its natural conclusion: an unconditional surrender from Sirisena. Knowing that public opinion was strongly against Ranil and his failed government of buffoons and thieves, Sirisena sought a way to restore Mahinda to power.
In an adroit move, he and his legal advisors used the wording of Article 46(2) of the 19th Amendment to remove Ranil from office. This section states that the prime minister continues to hold office while the “Cabinet of Ministers continues to function,” so they reasoned that the withdrawal of the UPFA from the “National Government” means that the “Cabinet of Ministers” has ceased to function, and therefore the role of the prime minister also became vacant.
This argument is persuasive enough that the good thinking public can be convinced to support the transfer of power which they have long sought, but which has been long denied to them by Ranil and his co-conspirators through the continual postponement of local and provincial elections.
The final political settlement is yet to be decided, but it is worth looking at the reaction from both the local and international anti-national forces to the events that have taken place.
Ranil’s local backers include his own corrupt MPs, his close chums, UNP voters, and the ever present broken-English speakers of Colombo 7 and the greater Colombo area. The international backers are mostly “aid” groups who stand to gain financially and politically through the continuation and entrenchment of disharmony, division and impoverishment throughout the country.
Their campaign of slander against Mahinda and Sirisena (one who they praised to high heavens not long ago) take the form of condemnation against: i) alleged unconstitutionality of Ranil’s ouster and Mahinda’s appointment; ii) the prorogation of parliament; iii) the possibility of violence; iv) remilitarization of the North and East; v) corruption and nepotism; and vi) damage to democracy.
The responses to the above charges have been addressed by many others, but are worth a brief recap.
First, Ranil’s removal and replacement by Mahinda is exactly the same process that first brought Ranil to power in 2015 as prime minister despite having only 41 MPs while Mahinda had a 2/3 majority in the House. These people who whine now about “an unconstitutional transition of power,” and who chant “coup, coup, coup,” were silent then. Second, the prorogation was only 11 days of delay and much longer periods have been used in the past without any questions or concerns.
Third, violence has happened but it has been instigated by Ranil or his various cronies. When the Rupavahini staff realised that their hated ministerial overlords Rajitha, Chathura, and Mangala were attempting to take over the TV station and release an emergency broadcast claiming there was a “coup,” the staffers chased those three away. Hardly a collapse of the free press! And the other noted incident involved ousted minister Arjuna’s bodyguard shooting dead unarmed protesters as he tried to enter his former ministry illegally. The meddling class make it sound like Mahinda’s return to power was the cause of both of these events, but earlier this year when Mahinda was out of power and he and his family were being dragged through the courts, these same people said the anti-Muslim riots were also due to Mahinda. Odd logic.
They are now salivating over the prospect of civil war, as they hope supporters of Ranil and Mahinda will come onto the streets and fight each other in bloody battles. When the masses didn’t come out to protest against the mistreatment of war heroes and the arrest of Gotabhaya, do you think they would come out to the streets to “save” Ranil? Please.
The NGOers also used Photoshopped images to say that Ranil’s rally on Oct 31 was a huge success, though when Mahinda literally packed Galle Face Green with a million supporters, the foreign NGO gang insinuated that those people had come for free lunch packets and booze. Right, because the poor villager doesn’t care when traitors were running his country, and instead spend their own money and time to claim a Rs 100 meal. Let’s see what the NGOs have to say when Mahinda’ supporters come to Colombo on November 5.
Fourth, the North and East regions have become lawless and started to slowly drift away from the nation as terrorist remnants and their supporters have begun terrorist activity again, including commemoration ceremonies for the Tamil terrorist group that turned Sri Lanka into a bloody mess for 30 years. The military were suffering attacks at the hands of gangs of radicalized Tamil youth, but were ordered to remain in their camps and shut up. Providing security and stability for all parts of the country is the duty of any government, and if that entails remilitarization in Sri Lanka, so be it.
Fifth, those who are accusing the Rajapaksa family of nepotism and corruption in the past, which after three years of relentless persecution has still not revealed even one scrap of evidence, are now warning about the possibility of future corruption. But for the past 3 years, while the central bank was robbed twice, while Ranil, his MPs, ministers and other hangers-on stripped the country bare and sold off every asset and resource and pocketed huge amounts, these same do-gooders were completely silent.
As more and more MPs cross over to the Rajapaksa cabinet, a new campaign of lies has begun. Whereas before they claimed Namal had a golden horse and Lamborghinis, today they claim that MPs are crossing over for bribes of Rs 250-500 million each. Yet when so many MPs were crossing over the other way in mid-2015, especially after the bond scam saw billions of rupees disappearing from state coffers just a few months prior to the election, these crusaders for democracy didn’t make a single squeak of protest.
Sixth, these same people are also shrieking about the possibility of democracy becoming weakened in Sri Lanka, all because of the transition of power. They were completely silent when local elections were delayed for years, and then after the resounding success of the SLPP, they continued to remain silent while Ranil delayed the provincial polls for over 3 years.
Back in 2015 and now in 2018, they professed that they attack and vilify Rajapaksa (and now Sirisena) not to help Ranil, but to save Sri Lanka. It is clear to anyone that this is a blatant, bald-faced lie. Ranil is their man, who will do their bidding, and who will cut the country up, sell it piece by piece, and destabilize it so that India, the favoured puppet country of the NGOs, can swoop in and take over completely, finally fulfilling Nehru’s great desire of absorbing Sri Lanka into the Indian Union.
The local and international anti-national groups’ selective and hypocritical democracy-crusading today, which fell silent from 2015-2018 while their man Ranil was in power, is reminiscent of the reactions to events from 1976-2009, too. Whenever a suicide bomb was set off by the Tamil terrorists’ female death squad, killing dozens of innocent civilians, all these rights groups were silent, or at most called for “dialogue” between the “two sides” (as if terrorists were equal to a sovereign state!). But whenever there was military action which killed terrorists or their various commanders, or whenever a strategic position was liberated by the armed forces, those same groups condemned the “violence” and showed great concern about “loss of life and deprivation of human rights” of the terrorists and their terrorist family members.
Just as in the final war period from January – August 2009, these crooks, schemers, and plotters have been caught off-balance by the events of 26 October 2018. They have cobbled together “Operation Saving Squatter Ranil.” It is kind of funny to see the descendants of nations who built great empires and conquered the world, today scurrying about like cockroaches, scrambling to prop up their cardboard hero Wickremasinghe.
The plan of all these anti-national groups is the reconvening of parliament so that a no-confidence motion can be tabled and voted on against Mahinda Rajapaksa. On every TV interview, in every article written, and every social media posting, both the broken-English speakers and the foreign NGO people harp on, and on, and on, about reconvening parliament. But not once have they even mentioned the citizens of Sri Lanka or what the people at large have to say. Not once have they admitted that the best solution in such a crisis is to go to the people through a general election.
Of course they won’t.
They are the ones who would have encouraged Ranil to delay the local and provincial polls, knowing how unpopular he is.
This is the nature of the “democracy” that Ranil’s supporters and their international backers want: a democracy that goes one way only, away from development and independence and prosperity, instead always towards more division, deprivation, and poverty, culminating in domination and colonization by India, a country world-famous for open-defecation.
Stand up, demand a general election, and save this country by voting for Mahinda!
2020 will define Sri Lanka’s entire 21st Century story. Prosperity with the SLPP, or poverty under Ranil and Sirisena.
As the dust settles on the outcome of the no-confidence motion of April 4th, it is clear that on the face of it, nothing has changed. The illegitimate UNP-SLFP coalition which no one voted for continues to muddle its way from crisis to crisis.
Sirisena has refused to accept the resignations of the SLFP ministers who voted against Ranil. Sirisena’s actions on the eve of the no-confidence vote and afterwards show that his betrayal against the Rajapaksas in 2014 was the only betrayal he will commit. He is now wedded to Ranil and will never do anything to oppose or harm his partner. For his part, Ranil has even gone so far as to order his MPs to withdraw the counter-no-confidence motion his own side submitted against those same errant SLFP ministers. With this, the SLFP has finally arrived in the dustbin of history.
And so it is time to look forward to 2020. For me, “2020” is a catch-all term for the raft of policy decisions, political events, and elections that are due between now and the final stabilization of a new government. This process will probably take until late 2020 or early 2021 to complete. “2020” in the sense I use the term is not just about the year 2020 or the election due in that year, but is also about the shifts in the forces of history which will shape our destiny and reveal to us what the rest of this century will be like for Sri Lanka.
Ranil averted a mutiny from his own party and pretended it was a great victory. But the exhaustion on his face reveals how weak his position is.
The only reason the no-confidence vote was even brought to the floor of the parliament was because there was a sizeable number of UNP members who were unhappy with Ranil’s record of failure as a party leader and as prime minister – most clearly shown by the February 11 results – and who realized that his removal was the only way to save the party.
Going in to the vote, minority extremist support for Ranil – the closest thing to an “Eelam” prime minister since the terrorist defeat in 2009 – was obvious. So, for the no-confidence vote to pass and for Ranil to lose, a significant number of his fellow UNP MPs had to vote against him. The fact that they all eventually decided to fall in line behind Ranil was nothing more than maintenance of the status quo – they didn’t oust him when he was at his weakest point back in 2011-2012, so why would they vote against him when he is the prime minister?
In the end Ranil was only able to enact a damage limitation exercise and stop a mutiny. It is a personal victory for Ranil that he was once again able to keep his position despite massive public rejection. But the exhaustion in his face and the tiredness of his voice after the vote belied how much this has damaged him. The fact that he was at pains to thank his party for supporting him, when that support should be automatic for any real leader of a party, and the prime minister no less, shows not his strength but his true weakness.
Ranil faces a no-confidence motion. The outcome doesn’t really matter. If he loses, we will be rid of him at last – but it might be even better for the long run if he clings on.
So, at long last, the day has come. After much struggle, stress and confusion, the No-Confidence Motion is upon us. In this article, I give you my take on what is going on, and why it doesn’t actually matter whether Ranil loses or survives.
What is a no-confidence motion?
“Confidence” in the political sense means that more than half of a country’s legislative body (parliament, senate, congress etc.) supports someone in the government of that country. Usually, the number of supporters required is 50% + 1 of the legislators – a simple majority. Also, no-confidence motions are normally brought to the floor only if the proponents feel that they have the number of votes required for it to pass.
In Sri Lanka, this means that the person whose confidence is being questioned needs 113 votes against the no-confidence motion – that is, 113 votes in favour of that person – in order to survive.
If the prime minister is not able to get the support of 113 members of the parliament, then he does not have the votes to pass any new laws or plans. Simply put, he is unable to lead the country.
Therefore, in most countries where a prime minister loses a no-confidence motion, that person will automatically resign. However, this being Ranil, even after the loss of a no-confidence vote, he may refuse to step down. In fact, many of his supporters are already saying that he doesn’t have to go. Continue reading “No Confidence”
Dayan Jayatilleka always talks about his 2009 UNHRC Resolution. But it was a Trojan horse not worth the paper it was printed on.
Dayan Jayatilleka always mentions the UN Human Rights Council Resolution S-11-1 of 2009. For those unaware, this was a document that came out of the UNHRC just after we won the war, which praised Sri Lanka’s successful fight against Tamil terrorism. Dayan Jayatilleka was Sri Lanka’s representative at the UNHRC, and helped to gather the votes in support of Sri Lanka. There is not an article, speech or interview in which DJ doesn’t refer to this resolution, which apparently is his greatest achievement.
I read the whole resolution with much happiness back then — but soon afterwards I realized the document was actually a Trojan horse which spread the false notions of “discrimination” and “inequality” as a major factor causing the war
Dayan, Gotabhaya, and Homeland Security — “Smart Patriotism” is the stupidest thing to come out of Dr DJ’s brain (and since he’s a socialist, that’s really saying something!)
In February 2015, Dr Dayan Jayatilleka came out with the strange concept of “smart patriotism.” In the ensuing months and years, there has been much noise about this made-up phrase, coming from the whining zoo of incompetents that makes up Sri Lanka’s barely literate English language press.
What is “smart patriotism”? What is a “smart” patriot?
Dayan Jayatilleka does not really provide any definition for this term. He half-heartedly defines “smart patriotism” as being the opposite of yet another of his invented terms, “dumb patriotism.” In his original article, he says “smart patriotism” is a love of the country that is not nationalistic, not chauvinistic and also not “dumb.” Thus he just goes around in circles.
In response to this strange concept, there was a barrage of articles written by various people – terrorist sympathisers, socialists, and liberals alike. But in their counter-arguments, it was plain to see that they also had nothing of significance to contribute. What they wrote boiled down to nothing more than the usual knee-jerk, anti-Mahinda histrionics that was so common during the Rajapaksa administration.
They simply used the association between Dayan Jayatilleka and Mahinda to bash Mahinda as much as possible, and their attacks were even more vulgar than usual because this was happening in early 2015 when the Yahapalana was in its heyday – they took the opportunity to thoroughly attack Sinhalese culture, Sinhalese history, Buddhism, Gotabhaya, and the war against Tamil terrorism.
But let’s get back to the issue at hand, “smart patriotism.”
Having read the original article and subsequent rebuttals he made to his critics, I am none-the-wiser as to what exactly Dayan Jayatilleka is trying to say.
What he seems to be saying – “smart” patriots should love the country, stand up to the hypocritical condemnations of foreign nations, but must also be willing to admit to problems that really do exist – is exactly what patriots are supposed to do.
There is nothing “smart” about that. It is just logical. Patriots love Sri Lanka as the geographical, historical and spiritual embodiment of the Sinhalese race that settled on it, and of the Sinhalese Buddhists who were the first to build the one and only unique civilization found on the island.
Being a blind supporter of whatever happens in your country is called “idiocy,” not “dumb patriotism.” Being patriotic in the manner I have described in the paragraph above, is not “smart” anything, it is simply patriotism.
Furthermore, when citizens of Sri Lanka stand up against a foreign-backed terrorist insurgency, or against the present foreign-backed anti-Buddhist ruling regime, what they are doing is defending the legacy of our ancestors and protecting the great accomplishments of Mahinda and Gotabhaya who preserved that legacy. This is not “chauvinism,” or “nationalism.” It is patriotism.
What this whole nonsense of adding qualifiers to words such as “patriotism” which do not require such qualifiers reveals is only Dayan Jayatilleka’s obsession with himself and his own supercilious egoism. And the criticism levelled against his newest coined term “smart patriotism” is not against the stupidity of the phrase itself, but rather a cudgel with which the Colombo Telegraph-class anti-nationals and foreign suckers attack the country’s patriots. What a disgrace it is that leaders like Wimal Weerawansa and Udaya Gammanpilla are now also labelled as “smart patriots” by the small-minded traitors of the NGOs.
Dayan Jayatilleka often ends up doing more harm than good. To this day his self-professed crowning achievement appears to be his successful resolution at the UN Human Rights Circus shortly after the war in 2009. But that document held up the 13th Amendment as the answer to all of Sri Lanka’s problems, when in fact that Amendment was foisted upon us illegally, is therefore unconstitutional, and since it sows the seeds of separatism directly into the Constitution, it actually needs to be denounced and repealed.
In 2014, Dayan Jayatilleka came out to directly connect Gotabhaya Rajapaksa with the BBS thuggery that reared its evil head at that time. He complained loudly and bitterly that the BBS was a result of the Rajapaksa administration taking advice on post-conflict homeland security from the Israeli defence establishment.
See the vitriol with which he attacked Gotabhaya in 2014, in the video below:
So Gotabhaya is the “puppet” of Israel (“මෝඩ රූකඩ”), the “man who shaves his beard every morning and sees Netanyahu in the bathroom mirror,” while the “Aiya is for Palestine.” For trying to improve Sri Lanka’s security situation and secure the hard-won peace, Gotabhaya is accused of having become Occupied Territory of Israel, and apparently, might even surround Mahinda’s Presidential Palace just as Israel surrounded Yassir Arafat’s residence in Gaza.
Firstly there is no proof of Dayan Jayatilleka’s claims whatsoever, and secondly, it is well known that Singapore actually followed the advice of the Israelis in developing their own national defense strategy after the break away from Malaysia.
Dayan Jayatilleka often holds up Singapore as a model for Sri Lanka, but apparently he is against the homeland security concepts without which Singapore would have been swallowed up by its much larger and populous neighbors. Without this foundation of homeland security, Singapore would not have been able to develop and become the advanced nation it is today.
There is absolutely no logic in his argument against Gotabhaya. Gotabhaya did not, and Sri Lanka has never, invaded a foreign country. Creating settlements in the North and East, and/or establishing military bases there, is in no way the same as the invasion and occupation of Iraq, for example.
This sort of hare-brained bigotry and nonsensical table thumping makes one wonder the relevance of Dayan Jayatilleka in the 21st Century.
If you think about it, his educational and philosophical underpinning is Marxism and socialism. Have you ever seen him make any speech or write any article which does not mention Marx, Engels, Gramsci, Mao, or Lenin?
The fact that every socialist society that has ever been set up has always ended up killing its own citizens for the good of the “society” doesn’t seem to register with him. Look at Marxist (Maoist) North Korea and compare it with capitalist South Korea. Which one would you want to live in?
Sometimes, he mentions Castro. Look at Cuba today, see how poor and undeveloped it is. Look at Venezuela, a new-comer to socialism. It is home to one of the world’s largest oil reserves, but its citizens are resorting to Bitcoin to preserve their savings because the national currency is in free-fall and the economy has collapsed.
I think it needs to be repeated yet again: Socialism has been tested out all over the world throughout the 20th Century. It has failed. It cannot work. It brings only suffering to whichever society has tried it.
His obsession with socialism has totally clouded his judgement. Let us not forget that he was an early booster of Thisuri Wanniarachchi, an anti-Buddhist, anti-Sinhala harpie who is attempting to bring the latest version of socialism – Social Justice Warrior liberalism based on an anti-gender, anti-masculine, zealotry – to Sri Lanka via the Office of the President.
Back in 2014, Thisuri Wanniararchchi was a self-professed “liberal” and so her fictional story about a terrorist family became for Dayan Jayatilleka, “Sri Lanka’s best post-war novel…a road map to reconciliation and a manifesto for Sri Lanka’s government.” All this praise for someone who at the time didn’t even have a degree.
Really, what planet is Dayan Jayatilleka living on?
And now, in 2018 with the Rajapaksas making a come-back, Jayatilleka attends the SLPP events and gatherings, and today is even trying to burnish his “pro-Gotabhaya” credentials online:
It is sickening to see him sucking up to Gotabhaya now, after the way he attacked him back then. I would venture that the real Dayan Jayatilleka is the screaming monster we see in the video from 2014.
In 2017, when his anti-Gotabhaya speech was exposed, Dayan Jayatilleka had this to say:
Which begs the question, who the heck is this Marxist to pass judgement on the behavior, ability, suitability and soul of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa? It also begs the question, “Who died and made you God?”
In any case, it is Sirisena who is allowing Ranil to get away with all the treacherous activities such as selling national assets and starting up fake war crimes investigations. However, the big-mouthed Dayan Jayatilleka, so “brave” to attack Gotabhaya back then, today never even whispers the tiniest criticism of his new BFF Sirisena. Why so silent, Mr “credentials and legitimacy”? Wait, I mean, Dr “credentials and legitimacy”.
Returning to the video from 2014, one must ask: How can a decent man utter such filth against a National Hero?
It is completely fine to criticize anyone, but that outburst was no criticism.
Dayan Jayatilleka’s speech was dripping with envy and anger, filled with crude insults, personal attacks on Gotabhaya’s intelligence, and laced with innuendo about a possible illegal takeover of the state by a military apparatus led by the then Defense Secretary. It was the hate-filled bluster of a man who is vengeful, deceitful, and worst of all, someone who is thoroughly dishonest.
We really don’t need “patriots” like this, and as the old saying goes, with “friends” like this charlatan, Mahinda and Gotabhaya don’t need enemies.
Since Dayan Jayatilleka needs it to be spelled out directly, let me go ahead and give him a hand:
Patriotism is like freedom of speech. They are both absolutes. You either have the freedom to speak, or you don’t. There are no ifs, ands or buts about it.
Similarly, you are either a patriot or you are a traitor. There are no flavors or shades of patriotism.
We don’t need disloyal people like you who jump behind whoever is in power. There is no possible reality in which you can be considered a patriot. You are an obstacle at best, and a traitor at worst.
Now please, take your “smartness,” your quotes from socialist madmen like Mao and Marx, your “admiration” for the JVP, and your 20th Century thinking patterns, and leave us alone. It is the 21st Century and we have a country to rebuild.