Key Ministers declare war on Government 

By Easwaran Rutnam 

Key Ministers have declared war on the Government over the decision to go ahead with the controversial deal on the transfer of shares of the Kerawalapitiya Power Plant to New Fortress Energy in the US. 

Cabinet Ministers Wimal Weerawansa, Udaya Gammanpila and Vasudewa Nanayakkara and State Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara attended a joint conference last evening (Friday) to educate the public on the threat posed by the New Fortress deal.

Eleven party leaders who are part of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led alliance, including MPs the venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero, Tiran Alles and Professor Tissa Vitharana also attended the meeting.

The gathering insisted that they will do all in their power to prevent the Government from going ahead with the New Fortress agreement.

Gammanpila said that they have decided to bring their concerns to the public and seek public support against the New Fortress agreement.

He said that New Fortress was given the tender despite the company not participating in the open tender process.

Gammanpila also said that giving the tender to New Fortress could lead to a security issue in Sri Lanka as the US company could hold Sri Lanka to ransom if it gets control of Sri Lanka’s electricity supply.

The Minister also warned that the deal could hurt the sentiments of China and Pakistan who had supported Sri Lanka unconditionally in the past.

Weerawansa said that they as Cabinet Ministers are prepared to even lose their posts in the battle to oppose the New Fortress deal.

He said that the Government is also preparing to sign two more deals with New Fortress, which must be blocked.

State Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said that in opposing the US deal, they have no intention of trying to topple the Government.

However, he said they have a responsibility towards the public who elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Government to power. (Courtesy Daily Mirror)

9 COMMENTS

  1. This is just a controlled opposition created by the Rajapaksas because they don’t/ can’t directly oppose it… people should stop being fooled by these dramas…

  2. People are not fools to be carried away by these comedians. Read the history of Sri Lanka politics. Every political party who thought they can take the masses for a ride, got a rude shock of their lives. SLFP, LSSP,CP, including the great MR. We the Sri Lankans – every one of us may not look too smart; but we are not gullible. That is the blessing of our culture. We pity you politicians, and that is why we give our votes, knowing well that you don’t deserve it. This is our weakness. But don’t push too hard.

    • I honestly hope you are correct. But remember 6.9million voted for the worst of the evils in the last elections… backing the lesser of the evils is a concept alien to them…

  3. Some of the most treacherous and biggest fowl rogues in parliament are opposing this deal. There is more to this than meets the eye.

    Is it because the Rajapaksa’s were the only people who made money on the deal ? When one of the most corrupt men ( Weerawansa) in the parliament starts protesting about a deal, something is very fishy indeed.

  4. Basil and Gota have a soft spot for America, because they are Americans, even though Gota has given up his American citizenship temporarily. Trust me, the US will reinstate Gota’s citizenship instantly, because he is faithful to the Americans.

    Having western citizens in ministerial positions is an insult to Asia. I hope China will do everything to remove Basil Rajapaksa from the ministerial position ASAP. These are dangerous minds, they will do everything to keep the Five Eyes on top. Even though Americans, Canadians, Australians and Kiwis do not live in their own country.

    Let’s not talk about the British who orchestrated genocidal policies. Evidence indicates that the British orchestrated genocidal policies and practices surreptitiously on Aboriginal people and their culture. According to Professor Tom Lawson, the British effectively supported the ethnic cleansing of Aboriginal Tasmanians during the period of martial law between 1828 and 1832. Professor Lawson made a compelling case for the Tasmanian genocide. He further states that the colonists’ terms were ‘extermination and extirpation’ when they discussed the colonial invasion of the homelands of the island’s Aboriginal inhabitants (Lawson 2014). Nick Brodie argues that the genocide was highly orchestrated, but deliberately downplayed, in order to eliminate Aboriginal people. Brodie used over 1,000 pages of Colonel George Arthur’s handwritten documents, informing exactly how he executed the genocide in Tasmania (Brodie 2017).

    Arthur leaked stories to the press to gain support from the people. He publicly announced ‘retirement’ for people who continued to support the genocide, and also selective evidence was given to the investigative committee to cover up his atrocities. Arthur also declared that details of the genocide had to become top secret and continued with military offensives against the remaining Aboriginal people (Harman 2018). Most of the Aboriginal people had been forcibly removed from their homeland and killed or had died from introduced disease (Lourandos 1997). The last Tasmanian Aboriginal, Truganini, watched her people being massacred, her mother killed by sailors, her uncle shot by soldiers, her sister abducted by sealers, and her fiancé brutally murdered by timber cutters. She was raped and exiled. Truganini lived through the mass killing of her own family members, relatives, friends and other Tasmanian Aboriginals (Morris 2017).

    THE NAZIS MAY HAVE LEARNED THE CONCEPT OF ‘MASS KILLING’ FROM THE BRITISH

    Professor Taiaiake Alfred is a Kahnawake Mohawk educator and writer and founding director of the University of Victoria’s indigenous governance programs in Canada. He argues celebrating ‘America’s 400th Birthday’ ignores the genocide of the continent’s native people. ‘It’s hard for a native person to be anything but shocked and saddened to the core by the effrontery of it all. Jamestown 2007 is, in essence, a surreptitious celebration of the conquest of our homeland and the destruction of our people in the service of imperialism and the expansion of the white race. It marks the era that saw indigenous peoples ravaged by diseases introduced by European settlers, on average, our communities lost 75 percent of their populations and the dispossession of our homelands by fraud and deceit – not a single treaty entered into by the English Crown or the US has been honoured by the white settlers.’ (Taiakake2007).

    To the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, Jews were an inferior race, just as to the British settlers, Aboriginal people were an inferior race. Jews were consistently persecuted during Nazi rule in Germany. Under the Nazi’s regime, Jews became targets for stigmatisation and persecution, just as Aboriginal people were stigmatised and persecuted by the settlers. Hitler’s ‘final solution was eliminating the Jews in Europe by mass killing, just as Britain eliminated Aboriginal people in Tasmania. Hitler was obsessed with the idea of German superiority and needed more living space to expand the German race (History 2009), just as Britain eliminated Aboriginal people through genocides to expand their race, and justified their actions by the belief in their superiority (Leacock & Lee 1982).

  5. Dear Colombo Gazette readers,

    Ralaharamy. Sunil and Gabriella are the same person with different profile names to promote the western agenda in Sri Lanka.

    • Yes, Antany ! I confess, I am a CIA, MI5, and Mossad agent. Look closer at the camera on your screen, that’s me watching you. BOOOO !!!!!

      • You can even watch my ass but you can not stop me from educating the world. Whatever you do is clumsy, including taking over North America and Australasia on genocides. And also how you deal with first people in North America and Australia after a few centuries since your invasions. The majority world will not accept you to lead the world. Your fall is imminent, but you will not accept a defeat. You rather start a nuclear war to kill yourselves and the rest of humanity.

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