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A Response To Kumar David: Where Are You?

By Vasudeva Nanayakkara

Vasudeva Nanayakkara

Dear Professor Kumar David,

I read my name amongst two, three others in one of your writings. No doubt you have your own skewed conclusions about the UPFA government. But when you had in your article refered to me as one who will not leave the UPFA government until the last of the goblet is empty and you further go to explain that the perks and pleasures of office are too much for me to exit from the government, I could not resist but respond. If this statement is to be taken as yours and as your understanding of our political purpose then I feel sorry for your poverty of politics. We have our reasons with which you will agree or not for being with the UPFA government. At least you will remember some of it. Why did not you tare them in to pieces with your analytical wisdom and political wit and then go on to say what you said. If our reasoning is bogus you should unmask it, or in the least dismiss them with contempt. I invite you to comment on the following and show that you can be not malicious and not frivolous. You were in our DLF from it’s inception as against the sectarianism of the NSSP.

Of course you did not agree with some of our positions such as self government instead of NSSP’S self determination. We carried on with the dissent of many like you particularly on the questions of our inclusion in the government of the UPFA. You agreed that MR was a reasonable platform on which we can join UPFA and press our positions without playing in to the hands of UNP or militarism.  We had continued differences about how much and to what extent we should raise our opposition within the UPFA government. Basically we agreed that MR and UPFA represented the “Critical Block” as against UNP the militarists and the anarchists who were patently serving imperialism, in the 2010 Presidential election. Our theoretical position that the main contradiction lies between imperialism and the  people required us to back UPFA and you did not differ.

But, when MR regime went on to a decisive offensive on the LTTE and decimated its military might your antagonism to the government too came to a decisive point of a break with us and our positions. DLF did not ever condone triumphalism of the government after the war.

In fact comrade Vasudeva wrote to the President that he declines the invitation to celebrate the victory of the war saying that it was only an inevitable choice about which we could not rejoice.

Since then you had treated the UPFA as the main enemy. We know that you were never comfortable supporting Fonseka in 2010. You were looking out for that progressive needle in the JVP haystack. When the FSP emerged you cheered as if to say “At last here is that mass left”. Your cheers have paled since then.

You agreed that the objective conditions do not warrant a major socio economic transformation into a post capitalist stage. You had agreed that we could push for social democratic reforms corresponding to the level of the mass consciousness and our subjective capacity to mobilize sizable sections of the working people. You had agreed with us that the social forces who have inherited the tradition of the anti-imperialist and social democratic struggle have moved  as a single coloumn in the path of our history. Did not we really regret the coming of JR due to the break up of our camp. You had also recognized the task of the left to work among these forces with appropriate transitional demands.

You had acknowledged that MR is responsive to the aspirations of these forces. MR’s external policies of close ties with China and friendship with Iran and his – unequivocal stand in favour of a Palestine state are not entirely disjointed from his domestic policy of a national economy and development in the rural sector.

The global context – determines much of what could happen within the present political parameters. But, this should not lead us to come to impressionist conclusions about the character of the MR regime which is dependent on the camp of national democratic progressive forces. We opposed the 18th amendment in the parliament and gave out clearly the reasons for it. At the same time we did not want to be isolated from the progressive masses by breaking with the UPFA and lend an advantage to the reactionary enemies of the government.

There are large numbers of progressive activists with the UPFA. Our mission is to encourage them and bring there consciousness   to bare on the UPFA government and thus help in resisting moves like the call to abolish the 13th amendment. Also demand higher revenue for the government from high incomes for larger amounts of public expenditure including for rural roads, electrification and drinking water. If we had a surplus state revenue like in Venezuela welfare policies would have been no less. The base of our welfare is ahead, of other countries.

We need to propose measures of state revenue like recommencement of bunkering by the Petroleum Corp., or expanding the state enterprises into profit making fields such as we have already done with the Litro gas or Graphite. In fact the graphite company was pulled out of the rut by the state since 2005.

We should next point out and raise a strong pressure to reacquire state’s lucrative ventures like SAGT (Elizabeth Jetty) and the Distilleries Corporation etc. We also propose elected  employees’ Councils in state and semi state institutions to curb corruption and waste. Insurance Corporation back with the state is now the leader of the industry.

Democracy is not in peril as you imagine. Your comparison of UPFA to a Corporate state like that of Mussolini is to miss the whole point about the historical  character of the UPFA. The government of UPFA is engaged in an effort to restructure the political economy from what it has been since 1977 within the bounds of numerous constraints and besieged by the local rightwing and global imperialism. Where are you?

Your sincerely,

Vasudeva Nanayakkara

Minister of National Languages and Social Integration

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    I dont blame you the ex-comrade and the new WASI-Deva and its all wine, woman and song from the Rajapaksha’s and why on the earth someone have to shout from the lipton roundabout with some
    Labour unionists when you can ride the super luxury life with some govt tenders and getting the kickbacks as a Minister or someone licking the rogue regime.

    Its not a matter of you joining the hands of MR in 2005 that find disgusting, the continious way of heading the country into another Somalia or a Ethiopia my friend, WASI-Deva.

    In your old age, you do not need to be the Lipton circus and grab all the WASI and Wasi and show what a principled Leftists you are.

    I really do not know if this country do have any real leftists and you the fireband comrade that we knew in the yesteryear has become another Weerasansa.

    Good luck Wasi-Deva.

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      Like a young man trying to get into the panties, Wasi said all the right things, when he was at a distance from the center-of-power. Even though he may be disappointed he did not get to go all the way, he has realized this is the best he can do in his life and resigned himself to enjoying what is in offer during the last few years of his political life.

      Just like women who fall prey to smooth talking Casanovas, I wonder if poor people will ever realize these “fighters for the poor” are just an act some choose to fish for your votes on their way to the center-of-power. Wasi may not be coming around again but will you recognize the next fighter-for-the-poor when he comes around with his “firebrand” talks?

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    This man is a joke, leave him alone. How come this so call leftist support this brutal regime.

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    Dear Former Leftist
    Could you please list what you have done on National Languages and Social Integration.
    Thanks

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      Is this social integration – 28 Buddha statues erected along A-9 Highway since war ended in May 2009 http://transcurrents.com/news-views/archives/8355 ???
      If not what did you do on this regard? I am not against buddhism. But people who preach and try to promote must do in the right way and practice buddhism.

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        YOU ARE A DISGRACEFUL TAMIL TIGER TERRORIST RUMP, AND AN ANTI BUDDHIST AND ANTI SRI LANKAN. WHEN THIRD CLASS CITIZENS ARE NOT TRAETED THATWAY THIS IS THE CONSEQUENT. BETWEEN THE HEALTHY AND INTELLIGENT EXCHANGE OF FACTS BETWEEN DAVID AND VAUS YOU POKED YOUR UNINTELLIGENT AND IDIOTIC BUDDHISM AND SNHALA ISSUES.ANY FOOL HOWEVER DUMB GE MAY E MUST ACCEPT THE UNIVERSAL FACT THIAT TIS BEING A BUDDHST/SINHALA COUNTRY CAN ERECT BUDDHST STATUES AND FLAGES AT EVERY NOK AND CORNER F TH ISLAND AND CLASS LESS CITIZENS LIKE YOU CAN ONLY SHUT UP AND GET BACK TO TAMIL NADU THE TRADITIONAL HOMELAND OF ALL TAMILS.

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          There is a famous quote in Africa…where when the colonials came to invade Africa…the colonials had the Bible and the Africans had the Land….Later the Colonials got the land and the Africans got their Bibles….
          Now in Sri Lanka the Govt. have….both the Tamil Land, their houses, their shops and Businesses and also planting concrete Buddha all over.
          Does those lands belong to Buddha or his followers…..I thought Budda left all his worldly belongings to become Buddha.

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      Would this help social integration? – Genocidal land grab extended to new division in Batticaloa

      The SL state-sponsored genocidal land grab has now reached to Ea’raavoorpattu (Chengkaladi) DS division, civil sources in Batticaloa said. In recent days, Sinhala settlers have cleared several acres of forest along Magncha’l Aaru, located 5 km east of Maha Oya junction on A5 (Chengkaladi-Badulla) highway, renaming the area in Sinhala as ‘Mangalagama’.
      The Colombo based authorities of the SL state, which have taken over the administration of rivers, reservoirs, and ponds from the district-based irrigation authorities since 2009, are depriving the livelihood of Tamils by appropriating cultivation lands and the water sources used for inland fishing.

      The Sinhala settlers from 36th, 38th and 40th colonies located along the border of Batticaloa-Ampaa’rai districts are deployed in the appropriation of forest lands in Ea’raavoorpattu division.

      The genocidal land grab is taking place encapsulating the water sources.

      After 2009, all reservoirs used for inland fishing and rivers have been brought under the control of Sri Lanka’s Economic Development Ministry in Colombo, run by SL presidential sibling Basil Rajapaksa.

      Since then Tamil fisher families are prevented from inland fishing in these tanks that are located along the border of the two districts.

      All revenue derived from the district, under the guise of development, goes to the Colombo government.

      Tamil people along the district borders complain that they are blocked from engaging in inland fishing.

      While the cultivation lands are being appropriated, the latest move of grabbing forestlands in Chengkaladi division has also deprived the Tamil people to engage in slash-and-burn cultivation.

      Earlier, large-scale land grab, backed by the occupying Sri Lanka Army, was reported in Koa’ra’laippattu South (Kudumpimalai) divsion situated north of Ea’raavoorpattu division, and in the Ma’nmunai South-West (Paddippazhai) division in the south.

      In Ma’nmunai South-West (Paddippazhai), Sinhalese from the border areas of the two districts, who had started encroaching lands at 9th Mile Post and Kevu’liamadu in DS division later extended the land grab to Kachchatkodi and Suvaami-malai areas.

      According to the latest reports from this division, the construction of a Buddhist Vihara at a place now named “Wissara”, situated between Thaanthamalai and Kachchatkodi, is nearing completion. Batticaloa Viharathipathi is to take charge of the new Vihara shortly, the sources said.

      In Koa’ralaippattu (Vaazhaich-cheanai) division, the popular tourist spot Paasik-kudaa, was earlier under the administration of Koa’raippattu (Vaazhaich-cheanai) DS office.

      Colombo’s Tourist Development Ministry took over the administration of Paasik-kudda. Now, all the revenue from Paasikkudaa goes to Colombo.

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      One form of Social Integration – Ethnic cleansing landgrab of Tamil homeland areas of Sri-Lanka http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2012/04/494717.html

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    Vasudeva justifes allegiance with the UPFA as a fight of the progressives against the imperialist. They wish to add to the critical mass to achieve victory mainly against the UNP, Militarist (Sarath Fonseka?) and Anarchist (JVP ?). MR he says is progressive as UPFA is developing the rural economy.

    Above titles are deceptive. How can a person be progressive when he takes Biilions from the IMF and squanders it in loss making projects such as Hambantota. Have the masses in Hambantota benefited? Has the country benefitted? His own brother Hemkumar has revealed the plight of the farmer. Is it progressive to spend billions on a loss making airline named after ones self? Is it progresive to appoint ones kith and kin to high government positions? Is it progressive to impeach the CJ because she refused to come for tea and did her job?

    Comrade Vasu must answer above questions while sitting in Govt and adding critical mass to the unjust and tyrannical actions of the govt. Otherwise Vasu may as well become Wasi.

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    The only thing worse than the crooks who have flocked to the Rajapaksa standard are the so-called “revolutionaries” of the “dead left.” At least the UNPers and other rubbish-thambies who joined MR didn’t pretend to be “progressive” politicians. Waasi-Deva, Medamulana Meeharaka is absolutely correct in what he has had to say about you.

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    Comrade Vasu is now a spent force. Willingly or unwillingly he is a partner in crimes committed by MR & Co.

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    His letter is similar to what PB Jayasundara gave to the FUTA.

    He must be thinking that rural youth would be able to race to socialism with the tax releif government gave to sports lovers to buy racing cars and go-carts.

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    Dear Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara,

    You could have held your head high, had you walked out of UPFA on the day the 18th Amendment was passed in Parliament. As one of the 243 who voted for you in Nallur back in 1982, I fully agree with Kumar David’s assessment that you too are a cheap politician — in it for the perks and pleasures. Shame on you, comrade!

    Chandra.

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      I think 90% of this countrymen would agree with you. He should have walked out when the 18th amendment was brought in. He is one foot in the grave any way so why this greed? Amazing how Hemakumara was big enough to think of the country. And this man and many others who are enjoying those so called perks to the detriment of this country are hanging in there swimming in a sess pit.
      I do not know one person who has any thing good to say about what this man has become. His ancestors must be not just turning but, spinning in their graves. I hope mr David will write about those other boot lockers as well .

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        Yakko!!What do you know about Hema kumara and Vasu deva.Hema kumara is trying a back door entry to the government,since he didn’t get entry from the front.

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    Just think these 3 individuals who were in the news in this weekend who joined to strengthen the hand of MA-RA.

    a. One Sanath Jayasuriya the yester-year semi-god from a humble family from Matara and small school, was to marry an air-hostess cum actress for the 3rd time in a temple in Mount lavinia eventhough he is yet to get the divorce from the Wife#2, Sandra with whom he have 3 kids.
    Another citizen of this Democratic Socialist Republic of SL will be taken to courts with Bigamy and its all good for MARA lackies.

    b. One Wimal Weerawasa(real name is Weerasangili Panikkiyage Weerasena) a Galkatas wielding 9th grader, rogue maxists who is in the Parlimentarcy select committe to investigate the impeachment of the countries first Woman CJ, Act as a judge against the CJ Bandaranayake who was a commonwealth scholarship awardee to study for a PhD in consitutional law in univ of London, i was told this is the first SL woman to get a PhD in constitutional Law and CJ comes from a humble family from Kurunegala with parents as school teachers.

    c. Now take this shameless old leftist the Wasu-Sahodaraya – hanging on to the bloodied Satakaya for all the goodies and ignore the poor working class comrades and going the Waasi way in life. This man will not utter a single work against the daylight robberies of Mihin Air,Hedgin, Hambantota Port, low quality petrol as whe know very well that MARA will get him into Welikada for the ill gotten money from tenders etc.

    only difference that i can think in here is Waasi-Deva as a learned Lawyer is way guilty than the Bigamy Jayasuriya or the Galkatas Weerawansa.

    Waasi-Deva, do you have anything called SHAME?

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    Dear Minister of ***LANGUAGES****,
    Please look at the sign boards on this article and then let us know what are you doing about this.

    Erasing the Cultural Leftover of Tamils to Convert Sri Lanka into Sinhala Country- http://www.sangam.org/2011/08/Erasing_Tamil.php?uid=4423

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      Would these help SOCIAL INTEGRATION ????

      “Major new military bases require the seizure of large amounts of public and private land and the continued displacement of tens of thousands. The growing involvement of the military in agricultural and commercial activitieshas placed further obstacles on the difficult road to economic recovery for northern farmers and businesses.

      “When challenged by public protest, the military has shown itself willing to physically attack demonstrators and is credibly accused of involvement in enforced disappearances and other extrajudicial punishments.”

      “With the massive number of troops in the north have come various forms of Sinhalisation. The almost entirely Tamil-speaking north is now dotted with Sinhala sign-boards, streets newly renamed in Sinhala, monuments to Sinhala war heroes, and even a war museum and battlefields that are open only to Sinhalese.”

      “Sinhala fishermen and businessmen are regularly given advantages not accorded to Tamils.”

      “The slow but steady movement of Sinhala settlers along the southern edges of the province, often with military and central government support and sometimes onto land previously farmed or occupied by Tamils, is particularly worrying.”

      “These developments are consistent with a strategy– known to be supported by important officials and advisers to the president – to change “the facts on the ground”, as has already happened in the east, and make it impossible to claim the north as a Tamil-majority area deserving of self-governance.”

      http://www.tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articleid=4519

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    Waasi-Deva Meeharaka, I am sure you must have read ALL of the comments above. What is your response NOW, Waasi-Deva???

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      I am also a sinhalese…but this kind of Vasi meeharak politikkas ever since they came to power were eating where ever the grass is green.
      Wait and see in a couple of weeks when your big boss get the impeachment himself….let’s see what you are going to tell then….You can take fire under water…..for your benefit….Anyway keep talking what you know.

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    Vasu, we have no objection to you enjoying ministerial perks in the evening of your life. but don’t pontificate. You have sold not only your soul but even people like us who had great faith in you. So, enjoy!

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    Dear Vasudeva, Hope you read all of the above comments. Fortunately for you the massess you claim to represent and fight for do not have access to the internet.Replace the a after the V with an e and the u after the s in your name!That would be an appropriate re naming of you , you pseudo leftist who can prostitute yourself without shame!

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    Mininster Nanayakkara,
    Reading these comments, I am sure you should now understand that whatever you do as the Minister of National Languages and Social Integration, Tamils cannot be satisfied. Like Shylock, they just want their pound of flesh. And that’s why we don’t want even 13A minus.
    Leela

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      Leela,

      There is nothing I have on personal level with the minister and I am a non-resident Sri Lankan and a Sinhala Buddhist.

      What i hate about these kind of pseudo marxists is they have SOLD their ideology for some car permits, woman and bribes etc and having tamashas with the poor working class is thrown into the very deep end with rampant corruption our future generations are debt ridden to IMF and I will challenge this Waasi-Deva to question any of the mass-scale corruption scandas that Rajapaksha family involved in the Parliament !!!!!

      If that happens, this man will be thrown into Welikada in lightning speed.

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      Leela – You are really pathetic! Why are you focussing on “Tamils” when it appears that most of the commenters are not Tamil? You are the ONLY one to defend this leech masquerading as a ‘leftist’. Just shows how impossible it is for you to see clearly, being blinded by your love for the regime. It also shows your bias against Tamils.

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        Peter,
        You’ve got it wrong; it’s not the specific people of the ‘regime’ that I defend but its unreserved goal to defend the unitary state.
        Leela

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          Leela – But then you say ” Tamils cannot be satisfied. Like Shylock, they just want their pound of flesh “, which seems to indicate you lump ALL Tamils into one category – those wanting a separate state. This is why I said your bias betrays you.

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          Peter,
          My humble apology, I should have add the adjective ‘many’.
          Leela

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          Leela:
          You are a jackass and the only reason that I am spending time saying so is because I HOPE that if it is said often enough you will shut up and stop pouring our your boring rubbish.

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      Leela:
      You give evidence of practicing the newest trade available in Sri Lanka: stooging to politicians. It certainly pays much more than the alternative available to you – the oldest trade in the world!

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        I need not be a stooge to anyone or find a job for I have more than enough wealth and income for a retired man.
        Leela

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          Guns N’ Roses- All that glitters isn’t Gold.

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          Leela:
          You might still be able to ply the oldest trade in the world despite your gender. However, the one you are obviously plying – stooging to the most violent and depraved of regimes is far worse!

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          Boru binju,
          To tell you the truth, I am not surprised you hate me so much. I can imagine your antagonism if only you could glance at my actual style of living.
          Leela

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    “Democracy is not in peril as you imagine. Your comparison of UPFA to a Corporate state like that of Mussolini is to miss the whole point about the historical character of the UPFA. The government of UPFA is engaged in an effort to restructure the political economy from what it has been since 1977 within the bounds of numerous constraints and besieged by the local rightwing and global imperialism….”

    The above quote is from the writer’s last paragraph above. I suppose he is merely alluding to the fact that democracy as a concept is still prevalent, whereas latin and sanskrit are now dead languages…

    As for his credibility and integrity, the many commentators before me seem to have covered the area adequately….

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    Vasideva is no leftist. He is a charlatan, a man sans principles. He is enjoying his ministerial perks. After all it was MR who made him minister at the eve of his demise. NM and Colvin were much better.Bloody rascal. Debacle of Asia.

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      Chandra says

      “NM and Colvin were much better.”

      NM once said Tamil women should sell their jewels to feed their family if they felt the rice price was too high.

      Colvin was the father of 1972 constitution. You know what happened after 1972.

      Knowing full well that SLFP was riding high on a Sinhala/Buddhists racist platform, these two lefties had no qualm supporting the regimes.

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    Hello, Wasideva Borukaraya, you talk like a donky, act like a monkey.

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      M J says

      “you talk like a donky, act like a monkey.”

      Because he is a lanky.

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    Many moons ago I used to admire you as a principled, honest and true left politician. Your actions, and mostly inactions, in the face of the racist, autocratic, corrupt and criminal acts of the government you are part of has made me change my mind completely about you. The unforgivable thing you did, in my opinion, was your vote in favour of the 18th amendment. You should be hanged for that alone. It was not an act of a true leftist.

    I agree with what Prof David has said in his articles about you and also with the comments made by most on this forum in your response to Prof David. You are in there with the Rajapaksa gravy train to enjoy the perks. What a fall in stature for a genuine leftist of yesteryear.

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      Piranha:

      “I used to admire you as a principled, honest and true left politician.”

      You cannot afford these luxuries. Forget it.

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    Wasudeva mahathaya,what is progress? Borrowing at high interest rates putting 60% in to the pocket and spending 40% on white elephant screams?
    You are probably getting tuition from the same dishonest mahadena mutha who helped you to take (what did you call them?) public interest garbage to the guy who is now known as Sri Lanka’s worst CJ?
    In fact those companies you tried to bring down are the only progressive things in Sri Lanka just now don’t you think?

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    I too had a great regard for this man until he voted for the 18th Amendment. He is a humbug and a hypocrite. Apolitical people in the country respect the principled politicians even when they do not agree with the policies of the latter. But they have nothing but utter contempt for turncoats like Vasu.

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    This Ministers attention was drawn in an earlier comment on Integration,
    where it was pointed out that dual-citizenship has been denied to Tamils
    by a unilateral action by the Minister in charge of citizenship viz MR
    since Jan.2011. The Regime has rescinded the provisions under Act 18
    of 1948 and is unconstitutional to say the least. Vasudeva is marking
    time at his dotage for sure.

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      Veddah Diaspora

      Whatever had happened to your “Thimbu Principles” of mid 1980s?

      Have dumped the principles just as your Tamil liberators (boys) dumped their perceived opponents?

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    There is no need for me to reply to Vasu; the discussants above has said it all. Two specific points I will mention.

    Yes, I think the Tamil people should be consulted about whether they want a separate state or not (self-determination), my guess is the majority will say “No”. Yes, at such a referendum I will advise the Tamils to vote against Eelam in their own self-interest.

    Secondly, yes it is true that I supported giving Mahinda a chance to prove himself from 2005 onward for about a year or two (certainly not up to 2010)to initiate development, solve national question, and push anti-corruption. What’s wrong with giving a new president a chance? By 2007-08 it was clear he was a failure on all three issues and I fought in the party to change direction. This is where our differences started and the last straw that caused an open split was when I publicly condemned you, Tissa and DEW for supporting the 18th Amendment.

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      Yep! The Elaam daydream is one helluva scarce product. Since it’s still a buyers’ market… sell… sell… sell… until the time runs out, as the whole north and east are getting SriLankanized fast!

      You seem to still live in the 1970s. At this time of the history… as far as we are concerned, there are no Tamils in Sri Lanka. Be Sri Lankan and co-exist, or get out soon without getting fried.

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    a true humbug who had a hard life with little or no money or comfort or cocktail circuit or foreign travel or stayed a night in a 5 star hotel for best part of his adult life now enjoys tax payer funded 1st class overseas travel,wine and more,mercedes+bmw comfort,money will continue to make excuses to justify why he is with UPFA as tax payer funded lotus eating munister.
    for that matter all the munisters never had anything in adult life.
    some have been munisters for close on 18 years funded by us.

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    Vasu, left-leaning people hate the other two humbugs Dew and Tissa as well. But they treat you with much more contempt because these people who were once mesmerized by your pyrotechnics on socialist ideals never expected you to turn a meek sycophant of the most corrupt and dictatorial regime in the political history of independent Sri Lanka.!

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    Medamulana Meeharaka, why do you call yourself MM when the whole country knows that another person has earned that sobriquet and very well deserves that!

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    VASU

    is like Vayu meaning Wind! a lot of wind this left maskerading politician has contributed to Sri Lanka.

    As some have said it is a disgrace to Marxism that people like Vasu call themselves Marxists.

    Wimal Weeranwansa calling himself Marxist is the right punishment for Vasu as they are both cut from the same racist cloth.

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    Ane wasu ..

    This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy
    http://colombotelegraph.com/comments-policy/

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    VN wrote ” We should next point out and raise a strong pressure to reacquire state’s lucrative ventures like SAGT (Elizabeth Jetty)”

    It is time that people like VN join Nihal S.A. and take action in the Supreme Court to nullify the most corrupt deal in Sri Lanka.
    The SAGT – Queen Elizabeth Quay Gift to John Keels Group and P and O.
    Why does it take more than ten years to bring legal action?

    This deal was under President Chandrika, and it would also receive the GOSL’s support although UNP might not openly be in favor…

    This deal was a Day Light Highway Robbery, like the privatization of the plantations or worse.

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    Dear Minister Nanayakkara;

    I am an independent voter from Ratnapura District. Although I do not belong to any political party, I voted for the UNP.

    I have followed your policies very closely since you are the only surviving member of the Sabaragamuwe “Three Muthiya” (Nanda-Vasu-Sarath). Yes, I disagree with you on certain policies especially voting for the 18th Amendment. However, I think in a representative democracy your vote can be interpreted as a necessary evil in order to continue with your progressive agenda. Your work at the Ministry is admirable. You are fighting not only the society that is predominantly leaning towards the JHU and NFF ideology, but also MR’s and GR’s implicit support towards those policies. I am glad you and a considerable force within the UPFA are putting up a good fight against repealing the 13th Amendment and also you have distance yourself from the Impeachment of the CJ. I am not sure whether you will be able to be successful in stopping the MR juggernaut against the 13th Amendment but at least I know you will fight for the policies within the 13th amendment such as two official languages (Tamil and Sinhala), etc. May be you will have to compromise at Police Powers but that is politics…you always have to compromise. It’s not your way or highway….

    Because of you and your efforts today all the CTB buses are having Sinhala and Tamil name boards, all drugs are going to be named in two languages, most of the government offices are doing work in two languages, etc. The efforts of the racist within the government to scrap the Tamil version of the national anthem became futile. I was so happy to hear that in the official functions you have attended as a chief guest you have made sure that the national anthem is played in both languages.

    Yes, as the commentators have said you can walk out of the government. I know you will never join the UNP so probably you will stand on your own. But I will bet on my life….except for a few (2 or 3) none of those so-called activist (who have commented above) have voted for you once when you contested alone in the political field. So these guys only talk but never walk the walk MAY be except for Prof. Kumar David with whom you may have a political disagreement. KD is also a professor in another country where he earns the $ without any responsibility to a constituent unlike you. You are in a representative democracy and your constituent is Ehaliyagoda and Ratnapura district and not all these “political junkies” who have commented here. I have seen the popularity of you among the youngsters and all generations in Ehaliyagoda and Ratnapura District. If you choose to contest the next elections from the UPFA (I understand you are not going to contest) you will be elected with the highest preferential votes from Ratnapura District again. Mr. Nanayakkara you must continue your progressive work within the constrains in a government and execute your responsibilities as an elected representative of the Ehaliyagoda and Ratnapura District….just do not pay heed to these Pandithayas…who most probably must be typing these comments from the comfort of their house/apartment/office in U.S.A, U.K, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, etc. People in Ratnapura district especially in Ehaliyagoda electorate only matters to you and not these Pandithayas

    For a fact we in Ratnapura know that you do not enjoy much of the privileges offered to a minister and you are not a thief. You do not have flashy back up vehicles like most ministers and deputy ministers. I believe history will decide your legacy and not these so called political gurus who may be serving the interests of INGOs ….

    Dinesh

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      You seem to know a lot but I guess you have not herd this vase deva using obscene language in parliament. Clearly. This man may not be using as many privileges like the JVP crossover joker but he uses enough . This man is far too old to be working he must stay at home

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        Yakko! is that all you can come up with!! Too old? old is when you can’t do any thing,not just counting the years.

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      For all that you have written, you only managed to say YOU ARE NOT AS BAD AS OTHER THIEVES, in support of him; did you notice?

      Yes, it is very difficult to defend the indefensible!

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    OK Vasu I would give you one last chance to prove that you can still influence MR and UPFA. So, get the government to announce that the National Anthem can be sung in Tamil language too. You have one month to accomplish it. If you cant just shut your mouth and enjoy the ministerial perks.

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