Beware Sri Lankan “Moderates” Bearing Good Governance

How those preaching good governance are just shills for a foreign extreme-left neocolonial agenda.

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Sri Lanka’s wannabe John Oliver, only a lot less funny. Also, he’s a “moderate.” From here.

Let me start by asking you some very moderate, reasonable questions.

Isn’t rule of law good? Isn’t corruption bad? Isn’t ethnic harmony good? Isn’t racism bad? Isn’t trade good? Isn’t economic stagnation bad? Isn’t it better to have foreign allies? Isn’t it bad to be isolated? Isn’t development good? Isn’t debt bad?

Isn’t a fresh young leader good? Isn’t an old stale leader bad? Isn’t media freedom good? Isn’t censorship bad? Isn’t a small cabinet good? Isn’t a jumbo cabinet bad? Isn’t animal welfare good? Isn’t elephant abuse bad? Isn’t investigation of crimes good? Isn’t covering up crimes bad? Isn’t democracy good? Isn’t dictatorship bad?

Those who ask these questions seem very reasonable. Of course, all those things they list as being good, are good. And all those things they say are bad, are bad. What sensible citizen would want racism, or want to be sanctioned by foreign countries, or want criminals to go unpunished?

But when Sri Lankan “moderates” ask these reasonable questions, what they are really asking is this: Isn’t Ranil good? Isn’t Mahinda bad?

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Tragedy in Kandy — so many coincidences

Evolving story. Please read in conjunction with earlier political FakeNews attacks here and here. More bad actors exposed here.

Trying to piece together what the hell just happened in Kandy.

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And a chilling announcement exactly one week prior by Rajitha, one of the first coup plotters of 2015:

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The root cause of Sri Lanka’s problems – The Primitiveness of the Sinhalese

Update 11th February 2018: Given the amazing election victory for the the SLPP, it looks like the vast majority of Sinhalese have finally improved themselves. I will leave the article below as a reminder to all how dire things looked during the dark three years from 2015-2018.

The events of the past 3 years have been nothing short of shocking. We have seen a massive crime wave, corruption from unelected ministers, the biggest bank robbery in the history of any nation – orchestrated by the goons and henchmen of the prime minister and the ruling party, a soaring cost of living, key strategic infrastructure sold off, the health service in near collapse – with a catastrophic dengue epidemic claiming thousands of lives, the universities in disarray, garbage piled up in the streets and once shining cities stinking to high heaven, the nation’s leaders tightening the hangman’s noose around our heroic military, food scarcity and worsening hunger and malnutrition, the imposition of a colonial, minority-rule constitution, and the economy in total free-fall. Worst of all, we have seen the nation deprived of any and all elections, from the lowest level of societal organization upwards.

And despite it all, what is most astounding is how the people have sat and watched, with nary a whimper of protest as their franchise has been taken away from them by the foreign-backed rulers who came to office pledging “good governance.” For three years, every election has been cancelled on the flimsiest of pretext, and often the rulers did not even deign to give any reason at all.

What all this highlights is not just the power-hunger of the present rulers, nor their obvious fear of the popularity of the Rajapaksa movement, but rather the total backwardness and lack of sophistication of the Sinhala mass of the country.

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Deconstructing Sirisena: Sri Lanka’s first dictator

As we approach 200 days of the “100 day regime” of “perfect governance,” we see Sirisena for the crude, conniving politician that he truly is. Let’s unravel the Sirisena web of lies.

Maithripala Sirisena came onto the presidential stage in a manner so contrived that it looked scripted right out of the shadowy halls of the NGO dens of Colombo — as it turned out, it was exactly that. Here was a man from deep within the Rajapksa government, who apparently at great risk to himself, suddenly came out to denounce his leader, his party, and his nation. He said he had seen untold corruption and felt the need to stand up for “good governance” and to stand against “selling of the country” to certain foreign powers, meaning China.

Based on Mahinda Rajapaksa’s mistakes in communicating his plans and explaining his actions, and on the background of an anti-national drumbeat of derision and allegations — which were never confronted head-on by the Rajapaksa government — from the disloyal opposition led by Ranil Wickremasinghe, the swing voters and urban pseudo-middle class fell for Sirisena’s lies hook, line and sinker.

Sirisena said that Mahinda had bought helicopters, horses and Lamborghinis for his sons, all at taxpayer expense. Sirisena said that Mahinda and his ministers used artificially inflated Chinese loans to fund “corruption” and to sell the country to China through this indebtedness. Sirisena said that he would usher in a new, “perfect government,” to be led by Wickremasinghe for 100 days. Sirisena said that after those 100 days, he would dissolve parliament for a fresh, clean, new parliament to then continue with the “good governance” regime.

As we know now, Sirisena was lying.

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Desperate and scared, Ranil and his pambaya go for the nuclear option

The imminent arrest of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, our war-winning defence secretary, highlights how weak the unelected prime minister Ranil is. The anti-national coalition which came together to win on Jan 8 — on the back of dispicable lies, as it turned out — expected to have cemented their grip on power by now. Instead the whole house of cards has come crashing down, as the foundation of lies on which it stood crumbles under the weight of truth and patriotism.

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The storm has passed

Thanks to the hard work of Dinesh, Wimal, Vasudeva, GL, and a few others behind the scenes, it looks like Sri Lanka’s representative democratic system survived the onslaught of the storm of tyranny that was the 19th Amendment, a monstrosity created by the unelected de facto prime minister Ranil.

The final heavily-modified bill was passed with an overwhelming majority on Apr 28, 2015.

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Are we better off today than we were 100 days ago?

The long-awaited day has arrived. Today marks exactly 100 days since Gamaralage Maithripala Sirisena became president of Sri Lanka. At the heart of his campaign was the promise of a 100-day programme of change which would take Sri Lanka from an authoritarian presidential state back to a Westminster style parliamentary democracy.

Here’s an analysis of what happened and where we are headed.

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The Sri Lanka that could have been

Sri Lanka was once one of the most developed nations in Asia, with a high GDP per capita, and boasted a well-educated citizenry. But internal strife – with violent extremist fantasists in the north, greedy politicians in the south, and a gullible population throughout – connived to derail Sri Lanka’s potential miracle.

What should have been done over the past 70 years instead of what happened? Here’s a guide.

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