"With the signing of the Indo-Lanka Pact it became the birth of the most dangerous anarchist period of Sri Lankan history associated with merciless killings by the regime with a vengeance; finally the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) hijacked Nicky Karunarathna's efforts and his collective goal".

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“During that era while the JVP (Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna) was living underground, every single political entity was in total disarray, being in an ‘anesthetised’ condition, due to the existed regime being so lethal”.

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(Nicky Karunarathna exposures - continuation from 77)

Nicky Karunarathna had somehow persuaded Ven. Muruttetuwe Ananda thero and obtained permission to use his temple, Abayarama of Narahenpita, to convene a meeting and managed to get as many participants as possible to attend the gathering. Few monks, many Buddhists and prominent leaders in the society had attended the assembly on the following day at 11.00 am in the presence of Ven. Sobitha thero of Naga Vihara, Kotte.

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Indo-Lanka Pact

Not perturbed by Colvin's feral moods and ignominious behaviour and the LSSP taking the stand of strengthening J.R. Jayewardene's hand to sign the Indo-Lanka pact, Nicky Karunarathna has taken a very stern stand because he had foreseen the disastrous effects on the country as a whole.

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Presidential Election and Colvin’s dejection

Among the mixed bag of feed backs on Nicky Karunarathna’s exposures on the masked characters of the yesteryear politicians in this country, especially the so called Socialist comrades who have been cheating and misleading the innocent public, I found another reader last week commenting thus:

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( Nicky Karunarathna continues….)

During the Hartal  (general strike)  organised by Marxist parties in 1953  to express public dissatisfaction over the rise in the cost of living, especially the cost of rice, a member of the GCSU ( General Clerical Services Union) Kandasamy  was shot dead by  Police during  a protest march led by   LSSP stalwarts,  NM, Colvin and Lesley et al.  GCSU was a powerful and a prominent confederation of workers at the time which acted as a real power tool to demand worker rights up till 1985.

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One 'Faqi Hussain' wrote to me after reading Life Abroad Pt.73 stating thus: "What relevance has this week's article got to do with Life Abroad? In any case, who is this guy Nicky Karunarathna, you talk so much about"...? Obviously the respondent had not followed the earlier episodes! Had he done so, he would have read in episode 70 (under the caption 'Vivian gave beans') what Vivian Gunawardena discussed with me in London about the LSSP some years ago!

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"All politicians are great bluffers, hood-winking the people all the time" wrote a member of the blood line of Colvin as a feed back immediately after reading my last week's column under the heading 'Trotskyites Sang Sai Bajans'! He(name withheld) remembershow‘protests organised by N.M always ended up smashing all the glass window panels at show rooms along Darley road, Union Place, Colombo 2".

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As mentioned in my 'Life Abroad Part 71', another Sri Lankan from down under, Nicky Karunarathna from Australia, has come out forcefully with his personal experiences against the LSSP activities of the by- gone years, having read episode 70 under the caption 'Vivian gave beans'.

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Birth Of The Press Council

It is interesting to note that life experiences of those who had lived abroad have appealed to many 'old timers' and are being rekindled by reading various occurrences of fellow Lankans connected with Ceylon at various stages.

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