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(GR) Asking The Future by Tissaranee

By Tisaranee Gunasekara  “You are talking all the time on the past, no. Ask the future (laughs) I’m trying to become the president of the future Sri Lanka. If you concentrate on the future, I think it is better (laughs).” ~ Gotabaya Rajapaksa (at his inaugural media conference) The past is what Gotabaya Rajapaksa invokes when he tells us … Continue reading

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Balcony Keheliya, Bond Ravi and Gota

Go out on your own and get the votes My dear Gota , I thought I must write to you, even though you must be quite busy these days, having to criss-cross the country on the campaign trail with Mahinda maama following you closely — so much so that it seems as if, like in the old … Continue reading

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Anura Star*

By Arundathie Sangakkara  (Colombo Telegraph) Gota must be digging in to his cake, still. According to his posters covering Colombo, “Whole Country Is Absolved And Free”. Gotabaya must be imagining that he is this whole country. Such is his immature narcissism.  Poor Gota. The ‘Brave Son’ cannot speak without the teleprompter. So brave was he that a deposit … Continue reading

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Is Criminal kuruna making a comeback?

Is Karuna making a comeback? (Original Title) BY MANESHKA BORHAM (Sunday Observer) The announcement of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the Presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) on August 11 seems to signal a change of fortunes for former Militant and ex-MP Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan better known by the once feared Nom de Guerre Karuna Amman. … Continue reading

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Who is most likely to win? A reformed Chain Snatcher?

BY SARATH DE ALWIS (Sunday Observer) “When there’s no worthwhile banner, you start to march behind worthless ones.” – Victor Serge in ‘Memoirs of a Revolutionary’ It is a clear and unequivocal statement; a professional journalist and an astute political commentator could make. It is also a charged, charmless assertion inviting attention and comment. “… … Continue reading

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