Nimal Siripala a.k.a. Sherlock Holmes

Nimal Siripala a.k.a. Sherlock Holmes

It could be nothing but a foreign conspiracy. There’s literally nothing can happen against the Rajapakse regime that is not the result of a foreign conspiracy. If someone wants to run against Mahinda in a presidential election, it’s a foreign conspiracy. If Basil wants something and the supreme court denies it, it’s a foreign conspiracy so the Chief Justice should be impeached. If poor people protest when they are evicted and their homes are destroyed because Gota wants to beautify Colombo, it’s a foreign conspiracy. If Mahinda had to fart in public, why, it’s definitely a foreign conspiracy.

In fact, if you’ve watched the early morning programme on Rupavahini that discuss foreign news, you’d know that nothing can happen against the ruling parties of countries like Russia, China, Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela, and Iran that is not an American conspiracy. Those bastions of democracy and freedom have legitimate governments that 99.9999999% of the people love, and it’s the other 0.0000001% and the Americans who’re trying to fuck them up. Clearly what’s happening in Hong Kong is an American conspiracy, and has nothing to do with young people genuinely scared about being subjected to the ruthless, undemocratic, illiberal Chinese rule. This is exactly what’s happening in Sri Lanka. It’s a conspiracy.

Rupavahini's Vijaya Dissanayake, one of Sri Lanka's foremost foreign policy experts

Rupavahini’s Vijaya Dissanayake, one of Sri Lanka’s foremost foreign policy experts

This lie is so transparent that I’m constantly amazed by the fact that people still fall for it. Does the stupidity of Sri Lanka’s general public have no end? Not only this is a lie, it’s a pretty lazy fucking lie. They’ve been selling this shit for a decade now, ever since Wimal Weerawansha started licking Mahinda’s ass. It’s his lazy ass lie that they are still using. I mean, it’s one thing to use it against Ranil, and the UNP. But they are using it against Mithripala, Rathana Thero, and Patali Champika Ranawaka, the same people who picked up the lie and used it against Ranil?

You can never overestimate the stupidity of the common man. Never. They are pretty effing dumb - Wimal Weerawansa

You can never overestimate the stupidity of the common man. Never. They are pretty effing dumb – Wimal Weerawansa

Nimal “Jamis Banda” Siripala however said something important here though. He said, “there are no perfect leaders or political parties. One must know how to survive within a party – our priority should be the party and the party cadres”. This is the only truthful thing he said during the entire press conference. It has never been about the country or its citizens. The citizens of the country should die paying taxes, or die in actual war, so these worthless sons of bitches can prioritize their fucking party and its fucking cadres over everything else. Yeah, let the Rajapakses’ dismantle the judiciary, fuck up the EPF funds, and steal out of development projects, because you have to prioritize your party, and the party’s cadres.

Fuck 'em. Our priority is the party and its cadres. - Nimal Siripala

Fuck ’em. Our priority is the party and its cadres. – Nimal Siripala

Now the truth. It’s said in these government press conferences that what’s happening is something like the Arab spring. Arab springs were largely unsuccessful because even though they managed to topple dictators, in the end those countries ended up with even more ruthless dictators. So what the government’s saying is,

Mahinda is a dictator, but his regime shouldn’t be toppled because it’ll destabilize the country and lead to another dictator.

Sounds convenient, doesn’t it? And for some, it may sound familiar, because it’s exactly what every other fucking dictator told the people after the Arab spring.

Two things. First, you’ve admitted Mahinda’s a dictator. So fuck him anyway. Secondly, Arab spring turned out quite successful in Tunisia. Toppling dictatorships sometimes work out well for the people. Sri Lanka’s closer to Tunisia than to those other Arabian countries. Even though Sri Lanka doesn’t have the kind of rich, old democratic traditions that some of the Western countries have, we have a far better democratic tradition than those Arabian countries. So maybe we can make this shit work. Let’s do that.

It feels good to oust a dictator in Tunisia

It feels good to oust a dictator in Tunisia

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I woke up this morning and the first thing that came across my mind was ELECTRA. No, it had nothing to do with Freud the Pervert or those perverted greek tragedies. No, I remembered Electra the blogger, whose blog is titled “Portrait.” I’m not a big fan of her. Damn, she’s smart. But I’m not, so I don’t understand 3/4 of what she writes. She can write. Her prose is elegant and poetic (and also a little pretentious)…. Anyway I read her blog this morning and realised I was right to not be a big fan of her. You just don’t write long, elegant and poetic essays about these things. You just write “Dear Sri Lankan people. Your President, and your representatives at the parliament have fu*ked you in the ass. Pull your pants down, take pictures of your asses, and send them to me. I’ll post them on my blog.” I would’ve sent her a photo of my ass if sittingnut doesn’t read her blog…… Speaking of the Nut, where is he? He hasn’t published anything lately. I haven’t either, but that’s because my nuts have been more active than my brain. Well, I guess Sittingnut (or Sleepingnut) has deactivated his nuts, just like you would deactivate a Facebook account. How can he live with himself? His boss is ruining the country, and is killing whatever that was left of democracy. How can he live with himself, the self-proclaimed libertarian? What did you do to our asses you asshole?

In a HARDtalk interview with Stephen Sackur of the BBC, Gotabaya Rajapakse directly threatened to hang Sarath Fonseka. He said it in the crudest possible way. He said ” “He can’t do that. He was the commander,” he said. “That’s a treason. We will hang him if he do that. I’m telling you… How can he betray the country? He is a liar, liar, liar.” This was a tirade.

This is not the first time Gota has said something like this. He does this all the time. So why does he do it? After all, the journalist only asked questions any journalist would ask unless he’s Sri Lankan, for if a Sri Lankan ask these questions, he’d be hanged before Fonseka. There was absolutely no reason for Gota to go ballistic. The interviewer was actually a gentler one. A man like Bill O’reilly, Bill Maher, or John Humprhies would have ripped him apart.

So why does he say these things? Why does he lose his cool like this? The answer is simple. He’s a HOMICIDAL MANIAC.

Go and see a therapist, sir.

I like elections. Even though the party I’m voting for is bound to lose, I love elections. I love to vote… Today the UNP will lose. After they lose, they will blame the Election Commissinor for not allowing election monitoring personnel inside counting centres. That’s a legitimate reason to blame the sick, old guy. But not an excuse to lose. The truth is, UNP will lose no matter what… Best case scenario for them I think them getting 65 seats, TNA getting 15, and DNA getting 5. I highly doubt this will happen. Even if this happens, it’s only a matter of time before opposition MPs begin selling their own souls and the metaphorical virginity of their mothers… With a 2/3 majority, Mahinda will f**k us upside down. Look what the last 2 governments with 2/3 majority did to the democracy and good governance of this country. There’s no reason to believe that the next government will do otherwise if they get 2/3, especially with the Royal Family and Mervyn Silva around… Perhaps a 2/3 majority won’t make any difference. It’s not like we have a written constitution at present. The constitution in use is an unwritten one kept inside Mahinda’s head. Only, if he gets 2/3, this unwritten constitution will get written, and the rest of us will have to abide by it for the rest of our lives. Make no mistake, Human Rights will have no place in the new constitution. I’m serious. They don’t like Human Rights. Ask Prof. Nalin de Silva if you don’t believe me… I like the UNP, and hope one day they will come to power. This is because it is the closest party to my ideology. Since I’m a social liberal I support public healthcare and so on. But I think there’s too much welfare is going on in Sri Lanka. That’s bad. It makes governments too powerful. Ranil’s was the only government which actually tried to reduce its size (Look what that did to him. Job cutting and privatising is not very popular around here). Although I prefer a social market economy to a free market economy I think there’s too much manipulations, interventions and regulations are going on. Ranil tried to fix that too… Doesn’t matter. He’ll lose.

Mahinda + Goebbels

25/03/2010

I’m not saying Mahinda Rajapakse’s a Nazi. No no. He’s got to kill another few million in gas chambers and concentration camps to be called that. But he’s definitely learnt one or two things from Hitler’s right-hand man, genius propagandist, Joseph Goebbels…. Otherwise how do you explain his animosity towards free speech and freedom of information? How do you explain his desire to control news? Goebbels said “During a war, news should be given out for instruction rather than information.” I believe Voice In Colombo is a Goebbels fan, for he was against Sirasa TV reporting an LTTE attack on an army air base… What about the conspiracy theories. They are sticking to it all the time. Miliband, Westborg, Solheim, Ban ki Moon, Bush, Kofi Anan, Gordon Brown are all part of the great western conspiracy against us. When people get tired of those names, they find a new name. This time it’s AKON. AKON the Conspirator. The nemesis of buddhism, and Sinhala-Buddhist culture. This may seem ridiculous tribal nationalist bull crap. But Goebbels doesn’t think so. “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.” Read few posts of sittingnut to get what Goebbels means…. Truth is the enemy of authoritarian governments like Mahinda’s. Free Speech is the enemy of truth. Goebbels wrote “It thus become vitally important for the state to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” I bet those dead journalist have something to say about all this. Perhaps they found the truth.

War Crimes

19/03/2010

“If I had been an Italian I am sure I shoul have been whole-heartedly with you in your triumphant struggle against the bestial appetites and passions of Lenninsm…[Italy] has provided the necessary antidote to the Russian poison. Hereafter no great nation will be unprovided with an ultimate means of protection against the cancerous growth of Bolshevism.” … Can you guess who said what I’ve quoted above? It’s Winston Churchill in 1927, a man who is universally revered for defeating Hitler. The man he refers to as “you” is Mussolini, and the “ultimate antidote” he talks about is Fascism… This article isn’t about Churchill, that despicable man. This is about those who failed to see anything wrong in gas chambers, concentration camps, ghettos, arbitrary arrests and detentions, and crushing free speech… Here’s a part of what Lloyd George (a former British prime minister) had to say about Hitler in 1936. “I have now seen the famous German leader and also something of the great change he has affected. Whatever one might think of his methods – and they are certainly not those of a parliamentary country, there can be no doubt that he has achieved a marvellous transformation in the spirit of the people, in their attitude towards each other, and in their social and economic outlook… One man has accomplished this miracle.” … Around 1936, it wasn’t possible to not clearly understand what Fascism and National Socialism meant. But those people were okay with them, in fact admired them… For these people, there were much more important things in this world than humanity. That’s the only way they could have tolerated those crimes. But here’s the interesting thing. If Fascism and National Socialism made people like Churchill and Lloyd George say things like that, is it surprising that Hitler made German do what the did? … For the Germans, war and genocide were like drugs. It is written in the first pamphlet of The White Rose Society “But what are the German people doing? They will not see and will not listen. Blindley they follow their seducers into ruin. Victory at any price is inscribed on their banner.” … Hitler, like anyone else, believed what he was doing was right. He aimed at greatness. He wanted to be remembered. Not very different from Mahinda. He believes what he’s doing is right. He sees nothing wrong in getting Mervyn Silva to do his dirty work. He sees nothing wrong in sending Duminda Silva to the parliament. Most importantly, he sees nothing wrong in committing war crimes to win a war which he thinks is just. Ends justify the means… He wants to be remembered “As a man who loved his country and his people, and did his best to serve them” according to an interview he gave to Ravi Velloor of Straits Times. Hitler would’ve said the same… Like the Germans, Sinhalese are seduced by Mahinda. They blindly believe whatever he says, and support whatever he wants does, from establishing special police units to protect his and his family’s good name to protecting war criminals, and trying to conceal crimes against humanity… They don’t have the brains to foresee that these kinds of things will pave the way for future leaders to regularly authorise torture, mass murder, and crushing free press. Don’t imagine even for a second that these things will end when Mahinda loses his power. They won’t. Look at the UNP, which actually has a relatively cosmopolitan leader in Ranil Wickamesinghe. They have stopped talking about war crimes. They are silent about war crimes. Why? They know they will lose votes if they do. Winning elections is much more important than truth, justice, and humanity… I’ll end this article with an excerpt for The White Rose’s first pamphlet. “Germans. Do you and your children want to suffer the same fate that befell the Jews? Do you want to be judged by the same standards? … “

UNP politician Hashan Tilakaratne was questioned and his house was searched by the police in connection with investigations against Sarath Fonseka. The problem is, they didn’t have a search warrant to search his house… The police says that they had information that Hashan Tilakaratne was harbouring the fugitive Danuna Tilakaratne in a house in Piliyandala. So they searched his house but Danuna wasn’t found there. Later, Hashan came on his own and his statement was recorded… According to the police, they didn’t need a search warrant because they already had an arrest warrant against Danuna… Since when this became law? So the police can search any third party’s property without a search warrant if they have “information” that someone who already has an arrest warrant against him/her is hiding there? I don’t know whether the police is breaking the law or whether it is possible under the ER Act. If latter is the case, it is one of the many occasions in the past few months the government has used the law as a weapon… My dear subjects. Go fuck yourselves.

A special police unit is to be set up to protect the good name of Rajapakses. According to the police spokesman, it’ll be set up by a special order of the IGP and will be under the direct supervision of DIG N.Ilangakone. It’ll be affliated to Colombo Crimes Division (which was run by that corrupt asshole named Vaas Gunawardena before he was transferred)… The unit’s objective is to prevent the usage of the president’s and his family’s name in fraudulent matters. That’s what they tell us, knowing the majority of us (57.85%) are dumb enough to believe them. But the rest of us know that this is created to make the process of breaking limbs of those who expose the wrongdoings of Rajapakses more efficient… Where else can something like this happen but in a fucked-up-feudal-nation such as ours? I mean just look at it, a special police unit to protect the good name of one family? … My dear subjects. Eat shit.

I’m not going to vote UPFA, but Taprobane Uncut is. I’ve been studying him and found few reasons to vote UPFA if you really want to……. First, the leader of the UPFA is Mahinda Rajapakse. According to T. Uncut, he has a great physique. What he means is that the love of a blue-blood for Mahinda Rajapakse, is sexual, for they are all seduced by him. If you have such a sexual love for Mahinda, vote UPFA…… Secondly, president Rajapakse has recently been given a mandate to be the president for another 7 long years. He needs a conducive parliament to get rid of jobless NGO crooks who talk nonstop about Human Rights, Media Freedom, Transparency and so on, so Mahinda and his boys, and their thousands of goons, can protect Human Rights, establish Media Freedom, put an end to corruption, put an end to nepotism, and make this country a true “Dharmarajjya.” If you want to live in a Dharmarajjya, vote UPFA…….. Thirdly, now that the war is over, we need to concentrate on developing this free country both socially and economically. To do that we need brilliant, visionary parliamentarians like Mervyn Silva, Sanath Jayasuriya, and Susanthika Jayasingha. Nishantha Mutuhettigama and Sarana Gunawardena would come in handy as well. If you want this country to develop, vote UPFA…….. Finally, we need to build a lot of public toilets. Only a UPFA government can really do that. If you want more public toilets, vote UPFA.

Two days before the Presidential Election, Dayan Jayatillake (a government propagandist who has managed to cover that fact with over-intellectualism) wrote “So the line-up is clear: our enemies the Tamil Tigers want a certain outcome and in this their views seem to converge with some elements in the West who wanted us to stop the war. The choice before the Sri Lankan voter is also clear: do we line up with the overseas based Tamil Tigers and pro-Tiger tendency of the Tamil Diaspora, as well as those elements in the West who wanted us to stop the war before Prabhakaran and his army were defeated and destroyed? Or do we line up with and defend that leader whom the Tamil Tigers want to see ousted?” … This argument was effective, and that was because the election was about the war. What the UNP failed to do was to make it about something other than the war, about media freedom, or the fight against corruption, or the fight against nepotism, or finding a political solution to the ethnic conflict. They should’ve made people believe that corruption and murders and kidnappings and malfeasance and misfeasance could not be justified under the guise of war vicory. They tried their best, and yet they failed… Over the last few years, the government’s propaganda machine, led by Wimal Weerawansha, has successfully debilitated not only the UNP, but also the JVP by branding them as traitors. When they came together to defeat this authoritarian government, it managed to portray them as an out of touch, unholy political alliance. When Sarath Fonseka joined them, it managed to brand him too as a traitor. One thing is clear, the government’s propaganda machine works. Otherwise, how could a man like Weerawansha portray a war hero who had sacrificed more to this country than he ever will as a traitor and a betrayer? …. This made people suspect that this “Deveni Meheyuma”, or the “Second Offensive” of Fonseka, would pave the way for the Tamil Tigers to turn back the military victory they achieved. Even if they trusted Fonseka, they didn’t trust the UNP which backed him. In their eyes, the UNP was the direct representative of those elements in the West who wanted them to stop the war. The majority of people in any country are conservative. They were reluctant to take a risk… The General Election in April will be the last election about the war. But even after that, the government propagandists will try their best to make every election an election about the war, a choice between traitors and patriots. The UNP shouldn’t allow that. They should attack back with full force, and make the people understand that crimes and murders aren’t justifiable under the guise of war victory or international conspiracies. Especially, Wimal Weerawansha needs to be attacked. I don’t mean character assassination. It’s his politics that should be attacked. Strong counter-arguments should be made against every argument he makes… Right after the Presidential Election, I wrote that Ranil should resign. But now I think he’s the best leader the UNP can have right now, simply because he offers the people a crystal clear alternative. The country exists in a rocking, self-burying motion, and the government is on a path to self-destruction. Threatening the chief prelate of Malwathu Viharaya doesn’t sit well with most of the devout Buddhists. Arresting Sarath Fonseka was bad, vengeful politics, no matter how hard the government tries to make it look otherwise. The disappearance of Pradeep Ekneligoda isn’t helping the government either. Trying to seal off the Lanka Irida newspaper was even worse. The problem the government is facing now is that they don’t have a war to sell, and it is hard to use the war they ended to cover their crimes. This I think is Ranil’s chance to emerge as the only hope of democracy… Right now he’s doing one thing right. He’s swiftly aligning himself with the Mahanayakes. Perhaps this is the only way for him to get rid of his traitor image. If he wants to seem like a patriot, first he should seem like a true Buddhist. He needs to look intellectual, and not try to shout like other politicians, because when he does that, he looks weak and ridiculous. He needs to control his voice, speak slowly, and give a lot of thought to every word he utters. He needs to show some emotion, look genuinely disturbed by what’s happening in the country, and explain to the people why he believes what he believes.