16 May, 2021

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50 Years On: Why The JVP & FSP Must Form A ‘Popular Bloc’ To Support Mass Struggle & Civic Resistance Against Imminent Repression

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

If the JVP and its offshoot the FSP (which prefers to be called the FLSP) didn’t exist, the power-elite would be reigning, not just ruling. Person-for-person, the JVP and FSP are the perhaps the most effective, disciplined, Opposition formations around.

However, they have shared ‘genetic’ weaknesses which if not rectified in real-time, will not make it possible for them to do their best by the people and reap a just political harvest, and worse still, will make it easier for the regime to repress them.

I belong to the generation after that of the April ’71 Insurrection and its suppression. In the mid-1970s as a high-school student I was a member of the Mitipahara, a revolutionary Left group (of which Prof Rohan Samarajiva and Asoka Pieris, who in the course of his career as a public servant, served as President CBK’s Secretary, were also members as Peradeniya undergraduates). The ironies of history are such that ten years later, when Rohana Wijeweera wrote his magnum opus on the Tamil Eelam Question in the mid-1980s, it had more consecutive pages attacking me that it did Velupillai Prabhakaran.

That’s all water and blood under the bridge. What is important is that this was but a symptom—a much larger and far more tragic one being the fates of Daya Pathirana, Nandana Marasingha and Vijaya Kumaratunga—of an abiding failure of the JVP which needs to be rectified so as to prevent repetition, which in turn, is the opening for successful repression.

1. The inability to manage relationships with, still less draw together, various tendencies of the left which are broadly speaking fighting for the same cause and against the same enemy, though obviously not with the identical set of ideas. In 1971, there were several revolutionary groupings in the field, led by GID Dharmasekara, Gamini Yapa, Sumith Dewinuwara and Nihal Dias, all of which were regarded by the JVP as enemies fit for elimination. Things were far worse in the 1980s, and the JVP and FSP need to understand that had the Southern civil war not had a left-on-left civil war within it, commenced by the JVP, its military demise may not have been that fast or as assured. (The same is of course true of the LTTE.) The JVP and FSP have yet to publicly articulate a self-criticism on this score.

2. The JVP never had an equation with the leftwing element among the Tamils. That was a grotesque anomaly in 1971, because the North had a strong, militant, even lightly armed, Maoist movement.  It was as anomalous in the 1980s, which saw several Tamil left organizations arise: PLOT, EPRLF, EROS, NLFT, PLFT. Today, at the elections of 2020, new Tamil left efforts manifested themselves, but there is still no North-South dialogue of the left. 

3. The JVP and FSP do not have a solution to the Tamil National Question, except for the generic abstraction of a non-racist socialism.

Movements that were contemporaries of the JVP, or even younger, ranging from Uruguay and El Salvador to neighboring Nepal, have been far more successful politically, despite military defeats, in far less time.

This is not the occasion to explore that fact, though I do note that the JVP and FSP have absorbed far less of comparative global left experience than one would expect to and the situation requires them to. For instance, any study of the success of the Uruguayan Tupamaros, repeatedly elected to power despite the horrific repression they underwent decades before, would point to the stability of their broad united front—literally named Frente Amplio—which they maintained through thick and thin, for 50 years.

No Latin American Left success has been obtained by or as an organization going it alone.

Nor has any successful Latin American left experience had as an objective, the abolition of the executive presidency, however proto-fascist a President may have been. The target of the Latin American left for the last few decades—including recent successes from Mexico to Bolivia—has been the election of progressive presidential candidates. But that too is a subject for another time.

What is crucial is that the JVP and FSP rectify its congenital mistakes as best as possible given the time available to them, before this most militaristic and racist regime since Independence, cracks down on them.

The regime’s crackdown will be for two reasons:

1. Without the JVP and FSP, the rising struggles of many social strata over many issues, will not have effective spokespersons and propagandists. Those social movements will then be easier for the regime to disintegrate.

2. Such disintegration of social resistance will enable the regime to impose its desired model of dependent accumulation, i.e., of oligopolistic crony capitalism, with China as the metropolitan center. 

The JVP and FSP should prioritize as the single most important take-away from the global left experience, the model of the Popular Bloc (‘Bloque Popular’) of Latin America and especially Central America.

A Popular Bloc firstly unites under a single umbrella, the various trade unions and social organizations belonging to each sector, and then brings all those sectoral organizations sectoral organizations – students, teachers, workers, women, environmentalists, peasants—in an overarching bloc. In Sri Lanka today that would give the chance for the convergence of the various struggles taking place in diverse parts of the island.

Such a Popular Bloc would also provide a platform for a political superstructure to arise: an umbrella organization of the left parties, chiefly the JVP and FSP. Again, Latin America provides the model of success—the convergence of several political tendencies or even distinct, once-rival vanguards, on the advice and with the guidance of Fidel Castro—into the phenomenon of the “Frente”. El Salvador’s FMLN is a classic case in point.

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    The JVP will find it difficult to shake off its association with extreme communalism and brutal violence despite the fact that in its modern guise it is the best organised party and its leaders are free of corruption. the left was depleted by the defection of their leaders-NM, Colvin andKuenema- and has not been able to recover from this blow. They have been hijacked by the Sinhala chauvinists who have pretended to espouse socialism while pilfering the public wealth. This malaise will befuddle Sinhala politics for many years to come. The economic mess it will create will make the country depend on Chinese loans for survival and gross maladministration by incompetent racists. both are already occurring. The Tamils and the Muslims, linked to diasporas, will escape from this mess but the poor rural Sinhalese will be caught up in this madness for years to come. The clever among them will migrate. and hopefully will send money back.

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      Cicero,
      I like the way you argue.

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      There are just three comments right now. I have read them properly. Racist Gamini Somaratne has said nothing – he must have meant “doctors” – plural.
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      Lasantha’s comment makes perfect sense; Cicero’s doesn’t.
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      I haven’t really read Dayan’s article, scrolled down it in 30 seconds.
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      The problem is that the FSP is so “sectarian” that they will probably not join the NPP (Jathika Jana Balawegaya). Cicero, what “soma” has said amounts to charging that the JVP is “lower class”. True. Most of their support is derived from the non-English speaking proletariat. Some members may be suspicious of Tamils and Muslims, but they would not be racist. I have never subscribed to the notion that the nasty ragging has involved either of the parties in question.
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      Whom did the NPP appoint as their National List MP, with no hesitation whatever?
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7WWv8dv3ZA
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      That’s just two minutes in English. Her entire education at Bishop’s College, Boyd Place.
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      Is GambadaIngirisiIskoleMahatththaya a racist? Check all my comments. I was educated at S. Thomas’. Worse, what is playing on Youtube in the background? The “Best of Elgar”.
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bXagLGpd0g
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      the Cello Concerto over, it’s now Pomp and Circumstance!

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        Sinhala_man
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        Went through the page couple of times up and down , couldn’t find a comment by any Gamini Somaratna.

        Soma

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          soman

          “Went through the page couple of times up and down , couldn’t find a comment by any Gamini Somaratna.”

          Sadly no.
          Perhaps, soman is acting for and on behalf of Gamini Somaratna, soman is the comment benami of Gamini Somaratna.

          Benami
          (in South Asia) denoting a purchase of property that is conducted in such a way as to conceal the identity of the true buyer.

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        Sinhala Man, you are a fast vanishing breed, like me. So, I fell a kinship with you, though I live in Europe and am a Tamil. Gone are our halcyon days. Who is this man Hellgar, they would ask you now. So with the New Year coming, let us at least hope that old values are still kept fresh in some corner of our country and will be revived at some future date.

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      Well they voted for the racist to “teach the Muslims and Tamils a lesson” , so now don’t expect any sympathy.
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      You reap the rewards of what you sow

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    Why …..?
    Because JVP has less than 5% Doctor.

    Soma

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    The Sri Lankan general population (consumer citizens) do not understand the relevance of an important force like the JVP or FSP etc and attribute (often mistakenly) the disruptive forces within universities, trade unions etc to be the JVP’s “spanner in the works”. This is a notion that is thoroughly encouraged by the rapacious political class and instilled into the public conscience. It is also the two uprisings against state oppression that have found bitterness among the victims of “orders” and “counter-orders” to a captive public during the height of the insurrections where people were often doomed if they did, and doomed if they didn’t. Despite the perfect logic of the JVP’s arguments against the raping of the country by successive right-wing political parties the vast majority of the population don’t seem to “trust” them as they do, their oppressors.

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      Lasantha Pethiyagoda,
      You are a sane mind among those who comment.
      You are spot on, when you say that the vast majority of the population don’t seem to “trust” them as they do, their oppressors. But, what does it say of that ‘vast majority’.
      Democracy is a form of governance gifted too prematurely to our country, isn’t that?
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      SL needs a benevolent dictator!

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        Nathan,
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        thou sayest:
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        SL needs a benevolent dictator!
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        Pray, how wouldst thou identify him. And look at what Prof. Sarvan says here:
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        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/power-its-corruptions/
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        He writes beautifully, but it’s heavy going. I haven’t made my comment yet. Both comments there miss the point.
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        Poor man. I’ve never met him, but we correspond. He’s a dozen years older but we have studied in the same school. He feels that he’s been deliberately neglected. Not the case. Read, if you can bear the gloom; he’s no nut case.
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        His German wife is dying. They are lonely – a comment will do a world of good.

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          Dear Sinhala_Man,
          May the good Lord be with them both at this hour of need.
          __________________________
          … He writes beautifully, but it’s heavy going.
          His writing is so heavy going, its beauty gets little or no opportunity to emerge!
          __________________________
          Now to the subject:
          Q: … how wouldst thou identify him.
          R: It is history that takes care of such epoch making responsibilities.

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        Nathan, I endorse your comment that SL needs a benevolent dictator. Tragedy is the lack of such beings here, where evil dictators transit at the most to democracy. If they go still further to a theocracy, we can become the perfection we were intended to have at creation. Now we can function only in physical realm with natural physical laws like gravity and electromagnetic fields. Buying and selling is replaced with a spiritual law of giving and taking, sowing and reaping. These are God’s laws when he established the universe. Quantum physics is deeper with energy waves turning to qm. particles when observed. God’s voice is embedded in these particles as strings (string theory) and still holds the universe together. Bible given as prophetic book which Jesus still keeps fulfilling,

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      Dr. L S
      Far left poles less than 5% in all standard democracies. In most countries they have gone extinct. On the contrary far right does exist in countries plagued with immigrants. Still small percentage, far from forming ruling governments.
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      If during main elections JVT doesn’t produce a ‘manifesto’ to ask for political power but simply comes around and says send a few of our chaps to expose corruption, favouritism, nepotism and impunity I would certainly vote for them. ( I almost cried when Handunneththi lost – there is no way to select an undisputed good guy without voting for the party..) Similar to Muslim Congress or plantation based parties asking their respective groups. Otherwise like everyone else I fear to waste my vote.

      Soma

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        soman

        JVP does publish its manifestos:

        ‘The hope of the Nation’
        Excerpts from the Election Manifesto
        https://www.dropbox.com/s/idulbsjzq0716c5/AKD-NPP-English.pdf?dl=0


        Whats the matter with you soman?

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          NV
          Read my comment again.

          Soma

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            soman

            “Read my comment again.”

            Which part of your comment (typing)?

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      Lassantha Pethiyagoda ,

      My thinking is , ‘vast majority of the population seem to trust’
      J V P but don’t want to see them in Power Because the Vast
      Majority is Saturated in Corruption ! This is Exactly Why the
      Corrupt Politics keep coming back to power ! They are fully
      aware that they are all Crabs ! J V P is never going to succeed
      in training Crabs to Walk Upright ! In contrast , Traditional
      forces just follow the Crabs very obediently , the easiest way
      forward for them , not for the country !

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    Why the JVP & FSP are not successful? I tried to answer this question with a “Kadamandiya” group of Abaraham Appuhamy, Alice Nona, Josapin Nona, Wimladasa, Cyril Malli, Dinuka, Ariyawathie, Kusuma Nanda, Abeyratna alias “Pacha Lokka”, Bicycle Kade Sirisena, Nanadasena – recently qualified “Motor Car Mechanic”, Ariyapala- the well trained “Fisherman” who owns two mechanized boats, Abilinu Goya’s son Susiripala – the “Cultivator” of both paddy and vegetables ….”. The “COMMON ANSWER” I got was: “Okun Kiyana De Therenne Katada” (Who can understand what they say). I was very inquisitive to find what is meant by “Katada Therenne” (who can understand). All in one voice said: “Un Kiyanawa “Samajavade”, “Arthika Nidahasa”, “Samana Aithiya”. “Samanawa Bedila Yana Adyama”, “Mawbime Aithiya” (Socialism, Economic Freedom, Equal Distribution of Income and ownership). Then they speak of “Cuba” and “Socialist” countries. Who “CARES” of all those “High Flying” terms and what other countries have done. We “WANT” someone to give us a “WAY” out of this mess and our sufferings. We are not asking for all those virtues they relate to us in those high-sounding “Fluency” of words. Not what others have “Done” and “Doing”. We know all that. Have these “Sons of Bitches” (the Sinhala term used was very vulgar) told us “WHAT” ad “HOW” to “DO” and “ACHIEVE” what we NEED?

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      Bro SIMON,
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      You are again spot on. These are definintely food for thought for all.

      True, most of you have added above,
      ““Kadamandiya” group of Abaraham Appuhamy, Alice Nona, Josapin Nona, Wimladasa, Cyril Malli, Dinuka, Ariyawathie, Kusuma Nanda, Abeyratna alias “Pacha Lokka”, Bicycle Kade Sirisena, Nanadasena – recently qualified “Motor Car Mechanic”, Ariyapala- the well trained “Fisherman” who owns two mechanized boats, Abilinu Goya’s son Susiripala – the “Cultivator” of both paddy and vegetables …”
      who have been the majority of srilanken rural corners would not understand anything than ” if a rice packet would be given to them free with an arak bottle to please Rajapakshes”.
      That is it.
      AKD and the leadership should finally get the basics of the society.
      As that Sepal Amarasinghe repeats it, srilanken people are in general not used to think before leap.

      Thank you my Dear Simon, your comments made my evening !

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      Dear Simon, appreciate you sharing the awesome feedback from your “Kadamandiya” group. Hope NPP is both paying attention to feedback on such forum’s as well as seeking feedback.

      Folks want to hear of real solutions in practical terms and not ideological sermons that will go over most folks’ head.

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    I am wondering whether the good doctor DJ’s memories have travelled backwards and he trying to emulate his youthful days. A friend of mine told me that when he was a senior student in one of the prestigious schools the vice principal advised him “Learn to agree to disagree”. I suppose that would bring in quite a lot of unity to a divided society which tend to harp on what you disagree rather than on what you agree. The author mentions various parties and individuals. Yes! They had or have a lot to agree upon, but minute disagreements seem to dominate their conduct. How sad! Had the prescription of that Vice Principal been ingrained in our society We would be living in a different Sri Lanka.

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    Geneva resolution has given a safety net for mass mobilization. It will not be possible for the government to repress the movement or the individual constituents as long as Sri Lanka is under observation for any human right violations.
    The government on her own violation had made this possible.
    This is a golden opportunity that the democratic forces should not miss.
    Non violent democratic mass movement should not be compromised at any cost.
    Mass mobilization encompassing the Sinhalease,the Tamils and the Muslims along with the left and democratic forces will make a difference.
    The situation is rapidly ripening and this is the time to strike.

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    JVP was violently suppressed by GoSL in 70s,80s, & 90s. In the start of 21 st Century LTTE+ innocent Tamil civilians were massacred much more inhumanely by the Sinhala Security tri or quadruple forces. I am not sure how the GoSL rehabilitated the ex-LTTE fighters. Can the Public know what methods/measures were taken to do so.
    I am not sure whether the GoSL used LTTE to dirty contract killings during the last 3 Presidents’ rule. The LTTE pevented Ranil.W becoming the President in 2005, thereby leading to their self destruction along with innocent civilians.
    It is time the JVP changes it’s name to SL Justice Party or something similar and join with other ‘PROGRESSIVES’ in order to win the Provincial Elections.

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      Naman,
      Self-destruction of LTTE and freedom for about 300,000 innocent civilians used as a human shield by LTTE committing a war crime.

      “The LTTE pevented Ranil.W becoming the President in 2005, thereby leading to their self destruction along with innocent civilians.”

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    I will never forget the atrocities these JVP ba$%^ committed during the 89 – 90 period. all the village folk they killed and displayed on stakes all the dead bodies they floated down the mahaveli and all the charred burned out bodies they left on roads to terrorize the populace.

    If this f ool thinks that Sri Lankans will forget that just because they have taken sil and become parisarwedias protecting all the insects and geckkos he and his commie friends are mistaken.

    I still think the biggest mistake old Preme made was to not wipe them all out . period.

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      a14455: I too lived that period of 89-89 you speak of as a “Matured” person who knew what was going on. I too saw all those “Atrocities” that you witnessed but those that “YOU” “Failed” to see from “Whom” where and “Who” committed those crimes. You also blamed “Prema” for not “WIPE” them out. I am “PRIVI” to know what that “PREMA” did because such though “Secretive” were well know to his “Inner Circle”. To that extent of your “Ignorance” of what we’re going on, I certainly “Excuse” you for that “Ignorance” and “Stupidity”. If you could meet and talk to the present “Permanent” representative appointed by “GR” to UNHRC, you will definitely change your opinion, if you are capable of making your own opinion.

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        I really dont “Understand” if you are “lost” or you are a “nutbag” or just a “simple” Simon who wants to show how important and well connected he is. You cant teach me anything. I was directly affected by these bas%^&& and I know.

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      PART ONE
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      Dear “a14455”,
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      I don’t know who you are, and I can’t remember what line you take in your comments. At the end of this comment, I’ll type my name in as I often do.
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      By “this fool” you probably mean Dayan Jayatilleka. He’s no fool, but I don’t trust him much.
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      Now for the main point that I wish to make: you needn’t “forget the atrocities these JVP cadres committed” during two insurrections. We have to come to terms with them. The current leader, Anura K.D. was born on November 24, 1968 (Wikipedia) so in December 1990 (when most of the violence had ended) he’d have been 22 years old. He would have been a very young member. I grant that he may have carried out orders – he may even have killed a person or two. I don’t know.

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        PART TWO
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        We now have to understand that for the past thirty years there has been no violence from them. Can the same be said of Gota and all his military men who now run this country? They killed thousands. Many of them were speakers of Tamil. You may be one of those strange “Sinhala-Buddhists” who imagine that they can dehumanise every Tamil speaker and justify massacring them all.
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        Well, work it out. In my earliest comment, I have explained that at the last two National Elections (Presidential in November 2019 & Parliamentary in August 2020) they did not even compete as the JVP, they campaigned as the NPP. If a woman like Harini Amarasuriya who is one of their three MPs in Parliament, can get along so well with them, why can’t you?
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        Could you please answer that? I’ll be back tomorrow to see what you’ve said.
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        Panini Edirisinhe aka “Sinhala_Man”

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          Dear Sinhala_Man,
          My thoughts exactly on many still attaching several decades old past history, as horrendous as it was, to what JVP has transformed itself particularly in the recent years to become what it is now.

          Some conveniently forget or irrationally deny the past violence episodes in the histories of our major parties, SLFP and UNP, for which each party’s leadership was directly responsible.

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          Panini Edirisinhe aka “Sinhala_Man” NRIC #$%^%&V

          you dolt, JVP killed thousands to grab power , Gota and the army killed in a legitimate war to liberate the nation. If you cant see the difference I cant help you.

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            JVP violence was in the past. I’m not defending it.
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            NPP now is the political group that is being the most rational.
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            Prabhakaran got so impossible that he had to be defeated, but it was accompanied by unnecessary brutality at the end. Neither you nor Eagle Eye may accept that.
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            The Double-Paksas are trying to still rouse unnecessary communal tensions (so afraid of traffic-warden uniforms?).
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            Well, we start on a New Year. I sincerely wish things will improve. However, I now have twin fears: the Economy, and COVID in May.
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            That we have to import coconut now comes as a shock; routine monitoring of aflatoxins and the like are necessary, but blown out of proportion. I look towards the New Year with anxiety, hoping that your optimism is justified.

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          Sinhala_Man,
          “Can the same be said of Gota and all his military men who now run this country? They killed thousands. Many of them were speakers of Tamil.
          —-
          Yes, we can tell the same thing about Gotabhaya and his military men. They did not kill Tamil speaking people. They only killed LTTE Tamil terrorist barbarians who massacred Sinhala, Demala, Muslim and other civilians using suicide bombers, claymore bombs, AK47s and chemical weapons. They had to do that to restore peace for the people which was denied by Tamil terrorists for three decades. After they defeated Tamil terrorists, not a single Tamil was killed by them. They rehabilitated about 12,000 LTTE Cadres who surrendered and released without charging.
          I would like to tell you that hundreds of Sinhala ‘Ranaviruvo’ sacrificed their lives to liberate about 300,000 Tamil civilians kept as a human shield by Tamil terrorists. These Tamil terrorists were hiding behind Tamil civilians and fired at approaching ‘Ranaviruvo’ but the Sri Lankan Army did not fire back because they did not want to kill civilians.
          It is a pity that a Sinhala man repeating what his friends in the North say without using his brain to check whether what they say is true.

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    JVP may well remember where DJ was in 1989. So JVP will not do what he preaches.

    JVP won 39 seats at the 2004 election but thereafter collapsed because it failed to respond to the biggest threats faced by the nation – Tamil colonization and Muslim colonization.

    RIP JVP!

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      Haven’t you neglected to say something significant about the 2004 Parliamentary elections? I think that the JVP then contested as part of the SLFP list (with CBK leading).
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      That enabled many anti-UNP voters to cast their ballots to swell the number of SLFP seats. They recognised that the JVP members on that list were the most committed and gave them preferences.
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      That was possible because there was a binary choice, so they knew that they weren’t “wasting their vote” on a party that wasn’t going to get any seats in the District. In 2020 I wanted to vote against the “Double-Paksas” and very nearly voted for Sajith’s Telephone Party. In the event, I voted for the NPP (although even now that grouping is so small that most still refer to them as JVP).
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      However, with the two larger groupings that pick up Sinhalese votes being in such a mess, they may still succeed (although I concede that it is still a long shot).

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    Not only the JVP and FSP,, all the parties except the Rajapakse Party should get together, contest and form a government with sensible people. That is the short and sweet answer to our present status. No point in talking about big theories and massive plans. Supplies Officer in the defence ministry who robbed and murdered during the war time, was shown as a master planner by his stooges and the fools who accepted that elected him to govern the country with the help of a similar set of jokers.

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      Are you talking about the Presidential or the Parliamentary Elections? The way you vote is so different that different strategies have to be adopted.
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      At the Presidential Elections, you can express three quite different preferences. So, voting for one doesn’t preclude voting for another. Thirty-five candidates were way too many in 2019, and all had such bloated egos that not one of them explained the system of preferences to the average voter.
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      If all anti-Rajapaksa voters are on one list, it would become like the 2004 Election for strategies to be adopted. Vote for the Grouping, and then cast Preferences for individuals. The Public understand that system much better.

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      Eratne,
      We are not surprised that guys who got a humiliating defeat from Rajapakshes and suffering from ‘Defeat-Syndrome’ see the situation this way.

      “Supplies Officer in the defence ministry who robbed and murdered during the war time, was shown as a master planner by his stooges and the fools who accepted that elected him to govern the country with the help of a similar set of jokers.”

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    Despite having short memories when it comes to politics, the Sinhalese will not forget the JVP, LTTE and the new Muslim terrorists.

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      Those 3 terrorist groups take turns to remind them from time to time! (And get beaten too.)

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      Svenson,
      … Sinhalese will not forget the JVP, LTTE and the new Muslim terrorists.
      The country will never forget. Why go further.
      Rural Sinhalese will forgive when their well-off brethren regret that they created JVP.
      Tamils will forgive the Sinhalese when they regret that they created LTTE.
      You have to forgive me, for not knowing who created the new Muslim terrorists, even though I have a hunch!

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    I fear that Sri Lankans have short memories. Had the JVP succeeded in 71 or 89 Sri Lankas name would have been etched in the blood of millions. The Khmer Rouge and polpot were what we were looking at. We were lucky that old Ranasinghe Premadasa even if he was fool enough to trust the LTTE was not a fool enough to trust the JVP.

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    2015 was a missed chance for whole S

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    The Brahmin do lot of prayers on the New Moon day. The problem is, he dominate the society, so everybody wait for him. In that mentality he expects the New Moon too wait for him, instead he finishes his puja while the New Moon is there. In reality that is a saying in Tamil. Now the Tamils’ wound is old. It is more or less numb. Buddhist Sinhalese wound is fresh. The Modaya leading them is saying that he is not worried about the Buddhist Sinhalese ailments or astonishment but only about his fame. Ardent Royals supporter Cardinal fears if he goes anymore with Royals, but intentionally ignores the Catholics, Pope may remove him, an unusual step. Royal’s agent in America is going to prison. That is a scary moment for Cardinal. So he wants the ministers, PMs & Presidents who paid & staged 4/21 be investigated. Royals, Ranil, New King and some Muslim Ministers have major hand on that. So no honest investigation will happen. It will be shown to Modayas as Muslims only plot and few Muslims are waiting to go and give Ranjan a company. Same time Lankawe blaming India as planted the bombs through an agent, a Tamil woman, forcefully converted to Islam and used in this by Aanduwa. Some or how, Lankawe had brought an Indian man and has murdered him in hospital.

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    This is in sequence to retaliation for many matters.Appe Aanduwa blamed America too. Ranil tried to arrest an FBI agent, after he left the Airport clearing, blaming him too bringing bombs and planting in hotels. At the same time, America has finished investigating what happened in Lankawe and waiting for the extradition of three jihadists. If the things become a knotted thread, Aanduwa turn it into Idiyappa Tangling and scaring others and forces them to leave. But recent trend is showing that US, India, UK, Canada like countries seems to don’t mind to jump into the Lankawe cesspool and wallow with Appe Aanduwa, if they have to drain the pool. What we are seeing here is Buddhist Sinhalese has two popular options. Like Communist Dinesh did, they too can withdraw all their agreements with IC and become subject to international imposement. Or a calm deal is, approaching IC and asking to turn over the Don Stephen Demockracy and bring them the freedom. But remember, time is running out. Unexpected thing happen. Japanese Tsunami on the reactor, Burma Military Coup, China’s Covid-19, 2008’s American Banks failure…..Singhalese say Mangala signed Resolution 30/1 after seeing an American warship in Digoya harbor.

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    If that is true, educated Buddhist Sinhalese waiting, hoping New Moon will wait for them would cause serious damage to Lankawe, in case if West starts sanction like actions to curb Royal Aanduwa.

    Time for Educated Buddhist Sinhalese start something on their own, not to wait for another Yahapalanaya from Vaalaiththodam Jr or another Che Guevara type stunts from JVP & FSP. Make hay while sun shine

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    Lee Kuan Yew said in his book ” One Man’s View of the World” : Malaysia is
    unlikely to change . Even if it succeeds , everything will only return to the
    original point , because the issue of racial conflicts can not be resolved .
    Even if the opposition party is in power and wants to overthrow the
    original policy of favouring indigenous people and promote the New
    Malaysia of Malaysians , that accounts for the population, a higher
    population of Malays will be incited by the opposition to racial sentiment
    to teach the government with votes. In the end , they will only last ” at
    most one general election,” and they will have to pay a heavy political
    price . More over , I see that these various opposition parties are allied just
    because they want to seize power . In general , they do not have clear
    direction on how to lead and manage the country .

    Now , all of those who are dreaming to become a Singapore has a Clean
    Lesson here . What we experienced recently with Yahapalana and this
    current regime , has it not proved Lee Kuan was right ? And I believe
    he is going to be right for many decades to come , in the case of Srilanka .
    The reason being , instead of finding solution to the existing Tamil issue ,
    Muslims have been added to the burden , making it more complicated
    for anyone even to try to do away with Racists !

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