Malini Fonseka was Sri Lanka’s first actress to win an international award. After that, actresses like Anoja Weerasinghe, Neeta Fernando also won international awards. All these are old generation actresses from the 70’s and 80’s. Damita Abeyratne, the new generation actress who won an international award. Malini won a certificate of honor at the 1978 International Film Festival of India. Anoja Weerasinghe won the Best Actress Award at the International Film Festival of India.
After that, the new generation actress Damita Abeyratne won the best actress award at the International Film Festival of India. She won the Best Actress Award at the 2004 Indian International Film Awards for the film ‘Sulang Kirilli’. She also won the best actress award for the film at the 2004 International Awards held in Bangladesh
She is a new generation actress who won international fame for Sri Lanka. When this new generation launched a struggle in Galle face recently, Damita was a prominent figure in that struggle. Not only she but many artists from Sri Lanka joined the struggle. Some artists came to become popular by taking selfies and putting them in the face book. But Damita remained in the struggle until Gotabaya was sent home.
Not only that, Damita also condemned Gotabhaya going home and Ranil coming as president. When Ranil became president, Damita fearlessly asked Ranil to go home. Even when Ranil became president and suppressed the struggle, Damita fearlessly stood up for the struggle.
Such Damita was arrested last week when she was participating in a protest against the suppression of the activists. Damita was arrested and while Damita was in jail, 37 members of Podujana Peramuna were given ministerial posts in Colombo at President’s Secretariat. A wonderful story was told during the protest that Damita participated in before her arrest.
I think that Rohitha Abeygunawardena, Johnston, Sanath Nishanth are all trying to fly like they own Ranil Wickramasinghe’s wings. People fought to stop these thieves. People fought against this fraudulent system. Today, the prices of goods are too high for people to live. Mothers do not have money to buy some milk powder. These miserable politicians do not feel the pain of the people. If we don’t protect the victory of the struggle we have won, these crooks and thieves will come back and sit in those chairs for suer…’
When she made this statement, the list of state ministers to be sworn in the next day was being prepared at the Presidential Secretariat. The name of Sanath Nishantha, who was said to be a crook by Damita, may also be in that list.
Who is this Sanath Nishantha…?’
Sanath Nishantha is an MP of the Podujana Peramuna who came with the thugs to attack the Galle face activists last May 08. When there were protests across the country to arrest him then President Gotabaya arrested him .
Sanath Nishantha, who was arrested by Gota but Ranil appointing as a minister .?’
This ‘Guruda analysis’ pointed out that Ranil was made president to pull Rajakshala’s garbage truck even before the ink was dry on the document Ranil signed as president. The first thing the Rajapaksas expected from Ranil was to suppress the struggle for the Rajapaksas to do politics freely. Fearing that the entire Rajapaksa generation would be wiped out trying to suppress the struggle, they handed the task over the contract to Ranil, Ranil fulfilled that contract to the letter.
If it was done perfectly to Rajapaksa’s liking. Those Rajapakse’s Gotabhaya asked to leave the ministries. Ranil supressed the struggle and appointed Shasindra Rajapakse as a state minister. Ranil gives the first assurance that these Rajapaksa’s can now do politics freely. Piyal Nishantha is a disciple of Rajapaksa. Piyal Nishantha is a symbol of Rajapaksa’s politics.
By giving him a ministerial position, Ranil shows that he is obliged to protect the bodyguards who protect the Rajapaksa. By giving Piyal Nishantha a state minister ship and arresting Damita Abeyratna, Ranil showed that he will not spare anyone who opens their mouth against the Rajapaksa and the Rajapaksa’s followers.
One of the Seven Wonders of the World is the Taj Mahal in India. It is a palace built by King Sajahan for his deceased beloved wife. History says that the kings took the help of talented architects to build this palace. But after the palace was built, King Sajahan was afraid and suspicious, that the architects who built the Taj Mahal would help his successor kings to build such a palaces.
Indian historians have said that he was nervous that the kings who would reign after him would get the same architects to create more magnificent designs than the Taj Mahal. Historians have recorded that the king cut off the fingers of the architects who built the Taj Mahal so that another Taj Mahal would not be born.
‘Is Ranil suppressing the struggle like Shah Jahan cut off the fingers of Taj Mahal architects…?’
Ranil does not know if the strugglers who made him president are fighting against him and suppressing the struggle to prevent the appointment of a new president, just as Sajahan cut the fingers of the architects not to rebuild another Taj Mahal.
But it was Ranil who first told the story of cutting off the fingers of the architects who built this Taj Mahal. It was during Chandrika’s government. When Chandrika suppressed the media, Ranil said that just like Sajahan who cut off the fingers of the architects who built the Taj Mahal, the journalists who brought Chandrika to power are being suppressed for fear that they will give birth to another president.
Upul Joseph Fernando