1. Justifiable moral indignation over family's pleasure trip in Italy, when people back home are suffering illness, death and starvation! This thread gives some background on the two 'dumb muscle boys' at the table: Yoshitha Rajapaksa (second son) & Malaka Chandradasa (nephew).
2. Yoshitha: Entered navy with special privileges. Navy Commander Wasantha Karannagoda, appointed by CBK, was desperate to hang on by ingratiating himself with the Rajapaksas. His wife even became an unofficial 'Lady in Waiting' to Shiranthi & accompanied her on foreign jaunts.
3. Karannagoda bent over backwards to accommodate Yoshitha by tampering with procedure. He even wrote a servile letter to UK Navy Chief pleading for a special slot for Yoshitha at Royal Naval College, Dartmouth! British obliged out of diplomatic courtesy. Who needs the West?
4. We know what Yoshitha did thereafter, while in the navy. He led a life of privilege, grabbing every possible benefit from the Service while engaging in business, sports, foreign jaunts, etc. - often violating rules/procedures that applied to rest. Great sacrifice for country!
5. He was never punished for any violations, while in the navy, even during Yahapalanaya. Successive navy chiefs toed the line in expectation of something in return. The infamous Sirisena-Rajapaksa deal protected kith & kin. Now out of the navy, he's PM's Chief of Staff!
6. Malaka Chandradasa: The PM's nephew is a stupid chap with a disarming grin. After undergraduate IT studies he was completely lost without any work. Tried, but gave up hopes on Foreign Service. There was no Karannagoda at the Ministry to help get through open competitive exams!
7. Uncle Gotabaya, Defence Secretary, pulled strings & parked him in IT section of the navy. Karannagoda was there to help! That was just to get a foothold. Thereafter, he was given privileged access to all what could possibly be grabbed from the navy without proper entitlement.
8. His past imbecility was whitewashed by parking him at US Naval Postgraduate School in California. As with Yoshitha, there were others to do academic work for him, and the so called "respectable" credentials were gained through surreptitious means. Again, who needs the Wst?
9. He did what his real mental faculties allowed: odd jobs around Defence Secretary GR, and even becoming a show off bodyguard in camouflage with a sidearm - navy job! Now he's into wheeling, dealing and living the high life!
10. Ever wondered how the high sounding tinpot "Admiral Professor" Jayanath Colombage (also in the photo) became Foreign Secretary and found himself at the family's high table? He too was a Navy Commander who looked after Yoshitha and Malaka!
11. Colombage got a cheap Phd/professorship from KDU (made into fully-fledged university to breed regime charlatans) - a place he even had responsibility over as Navy Commander/Board Member! That was his passage to pseudo-intellectualism! Public must not be fooled by titles!

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