16 January, 2022

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Activating The Dormant 13th Amendment Of 1987

By Thambu Kanagasabai –  

Thambu Kanagasabai

The 1987 13th Amendment, a conceived and delivered baby of India under the Indo-Lanka Accord of 1987 for adoption by Sri Lanka has been lying in the constitution of Sri Lanka partly implemented and mostly ignored by the Sri Lankan Governments since then. This 13th Amendment is now activated and given new life and blood by the Tamil leaders due to the deteriorating and worsening political situation of Tamils in the hands of the current Government of Rajapaksa’s family. It has to be noted that the election manifestos of Tamil parties contain the following important election pledges since independence from the British in 1948:

* Federal form of Government from 1948 to 1976

* A separate state for Tamils or TAMIL EELAM from 1976 to 2009

* North-East merger.

* The right of self-determination

* Recognition of North and East as Tamils’ historically inhabited homeland.

Now the Tamil leaders for the time being are unanimously pledging and vowing to implement the earlier discredited 13th Amendment including their determination to work for and achieve a federal form of Government using the 13th Amendment as a starting point. In this respect some of the salient provisions of the 13th Amendment can be detailed as below:

* The 13th Amendment contains three lists of powers allocated to the Provincial Council and Central Government

* They are the reserve List of Central Government

* Concurrent list of both Provincial Council and Central Government

* Exclusive list of Provincial Council

The Provincial Council list contains the following powers meant for its exercise, execution and functions.

* Law and order

* Land and land settlement

* Education

The above powers though appear to grant full authority and control for the Provincial Council, yet they are almost deceptive and toothless. The Governor being appointed by the Central Government acting as its agent, the Central Government in fact and really holds the whip hand and switches to  on and off the powers of the Provincial Councils.

The Governor’s assent to any legislation passed by the Provincial Council and the Central Government’s rights to dissolve and or withhold consent to Bills of Provincial Councils which appear to be controversial or appear to affect and harm the national policy and the interest of the Central Government like security and creating disharmony among the community’s security erode the unfettered and independent functioning of the Provincial Government. For instance, the Provincial Council during its functioning from 1988 to 2018 has simply failed to set up a Police Force allowed for it due to the hue and cry from the extremist Sinhala parties, Buddhist Monks and racist opposition leaders.

The Provincial Council which came into existence in 1988 has totally failed to exercise its granted powers to implement all the provisions and powers of the 13th Amendment due to lack of political will and determination coupled with the fears of the sword of Damocles hanging over their heads in the form of a Government appointed Governor and a hostile Sinhala/Buddhist majoritarian Government.

However and whatever shortcomings of the Provincial Councils system, the Provincial Councils in the North and East are vested with some executive and legislative   but chopped powers over the Lands and Properties in the North and East. As such the powers under the Provincial Councils have to be fully executed and the condition that the powers under the Concurrent List must be executed with the consent of the Governor need to be reviewed and the Tamil parties and leaders must agitate to make the necessary Amendments to allocate those powers under the Provincial List.

However, it has to be stated that Sri Lanka on its own will not take any moves to implement the 13th Amendment even if willing due to the possible protests and opposition from Sinhala Buddhists, Buddhist Clergy and extremist political leaders and parties. Therefore, their duty, responsibility and burden lie and fall on India, the mother of 13th Amendment to ensure and promote its full implementation. This is a responsibility which India cannot shirk or abandon Indo-Sri Lanka Accord of 1987 [Signed in Colombo on 29th July, between Indian Prime Minister and Sri Lankan President J. R. Jayewardene] as this is an International Agreement deposited with International Treaties at the Depositary of International Treaties. The last surviving hope of the Tamils in the North and East is this Accord which at least fulfills some of the accumulated problems of the Tamils, though this Accord cannot be resorted to stop and prevent the Sinhalisisation, Buddhisisation and Militarization which are proceeding at a faster pace aiming to liquidate the Tamils as a distinct race, their language, culture and traditions.

The Indo-Lanka Accord of 1987 could be the last straw to catch. and cling on by the Tamils to ensure their survival and prevent their extinction and drowning in the sea of majoritarianism, communalism and racism which are the armory of the Sinhala. Buddhist political parties to secure and entrench a Sinhala. Buddhist State in Sri Lanka.

A Provincial Council possessing its listed powers and the Concurrent listed powers with restrictions and vetoing powers of Governor including the powers of dissolving the Provincial Council by the Central Government on the grounds of security and sovereignty could be considered as fulfilling some meagre aspirations and needs of North and East Tamil Inhabitants. Therefore, India owes a greater responsibility to ensure its enacted and imposed Indo-Sri Lanka Accord of 1987 is fully implemented by Sri Lanka to vindicate its strong credibility and not allow it to lapse or be curtailed and devalued by the Sri Lankan Government which is in no mood to honor this Accord even if risking the wrath of India.

It is therefore, more than justifiable, right and proper for the Tamil National Alliance and other Tamil parties to fall back on India to ensure its full implementation by Sri Lanka which is incorporated in its Constitution since 1987. Above all India carries the moral duty and responsibility to uphold accountability and human rights as a member of UNHRC and United Nations as well as a Superpower and neighbour of Sri Lanka. Any delay and neglect of this duty will only  feed and foster militancy on the part of the aggrieved victims and fester the underlying unhealed wounds of injustice and denial of accountability to spiral out of control.

It is worth to quote M.C.M Iqbals’ comment on 19th January 2009 “In short the executive and legislative powers of the Provincial Councils continue to be with the President and executed by the Governor he appoints while the Governor exercises such powers with the assistance and advice of the Chief Minister, the members of the Board of Ministers and through the member of the Public Service. The Chief Minister and members of the Board of Ministers cannot defy the Governor’s authority.”

*Thambu Kanagasabai –  Former Lecturer in Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

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  • 7
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    The PC system is the only hope for Tamils to survive in Sri Lanka without obliteration.

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      Jaffna man
      Under the PC system +50% of the Tamils are trapped within Sinhala majority provinces who will be permanently subjected to “obliteration”. What hope for their children I wonder.

      Soma

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        Soma,
        “What hope for their children I wonder.”
        Perhaps you don’t know that perhaps half of coastal Sinhalese were Tamils till quite recently. I am talking about the Silvas, Fernandos,.Soysas, etc. I believe the Bandaranaikes did very well, thank you. If they could become Sinhalayo (and even better than the original Sinhalayo), what’s the problem?😆😆😆

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          There is no problem at all.
          We are all of the same pedigree as you say . What is this fuss Tamil racist humbugs are raising all the time asking for this or that separate from others?

          Soma

          • 4
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            Soma,
            “asking for this or that separate from others?”
            Ah, again perhaps you forgot that SWRD wanted two separate states for Kandyan and Low country Sinhalese. That’s until he found out that promoting racism works better.

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            Soma
            “What is this fuss Tamil racist humbugs are raising all the time asking for this or that separate from others?”

            If you do not understand the meaning of Federalism you are a racist. Tamils did not ask for separate from others. They ask for equality. When your wife ask for equality you Sinhala thug interpret as separation. This is your racist mind problem.

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        Soma,
        You don’t need to worry too much about the 50% of the Tamils who live within Sinhala majority are subjected to“obliteration”. At least 50% is safe from Sinhala majority. Isn’t it? Don’t try to threaten too much or shed tears for Tamils.

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          Ajith
          Your assumption that Sinhala Buddhist society is superior is the main obtacle for winning your Ealam.

          Soma

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            Soma,
            It is not my assumption that Buddhist Sinhala are superior. Buddhist Sinhala are not even .0001% of the world population and much lower than Tamil population. My assumption is that Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalism and Opportunist Sinhala political leadership are dangerous.

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          Ajith,
          “At least 50% is safe from Sinhala majority.”

          If Tamils do not feel safe in Sinhale/Sri Lanka why the hell the number of Tamils in Colombo keep on increasing and why the Tamils who live in Sinhala majority areas do not return to their so called ‘Traditional Homeland’.

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            Only Tamils are unashamed of this level of naked hypocrisy.

            Soma

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      Jaffna Man,
      I am now worried about the survival of the Sinhalese than Tamils of Sri Lanka. The way country is going now, within few decades Sri Lanka will be under the Chinese rule or Indian rule. They may have to talk Chinese or Hindi instead of Sinhala and No Religion or Hinduism instead of Buddhism.

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      We had 34 years of the PC system.
      What has it delivered. Let us not confuse form for content.
      The clueless leaders of the North are going after Modi to deliver something that he has never even shown interest in.
      Let alone parties that disagreed with the idea, FP leaders could not agree on the text of the plea to Modi, and Sumanthiran kept out.

      • 1
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        “We had 34 years of the PC system.
        What has it delivered. “
        Why it has not delivered? Every one knows who was the barrier. except you. It is under the control of Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalist government.

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    “…North and East as Tamils’ historically inhabited homeland.”

    That is according to the manufactured history presented in Vaddukkodai Resolution and not according to the history of Sinhale, the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo. According to the history of Sinhale, NE was inhabited by indigenous Sinhalayo for thousands of years and had their Kingdoms Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa that were destroyed by Dravida invaders from Hindusthan. After 13th Century Malabar invaders colonized Yapanaya and remained confined to Yapanaya peninsula until British settled them outside Yapanaya.

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      Eagle,
      “After 13th Century Malabar invaders colonized Yapanaya and remained confined to Yapanaya”
      In your universe, who were those guys that signed the Kandyan Convention in Tamil? Were they British Tamils? You know, like MIA?

  • 7
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    Some Tamil speaking political leaders who were silent when the 13th Amendment was passed, are now against the 13th Amendment of whom Rauff Hakim and Mano Ganesan are in the forefront. No sooner the TNA realized that Sri Lanka was dragging the issue of implementing the 13th Amendment, the TNA should have made a request to call for an ‘Independent Territory within the Union of India in accordance with the Indian Constitution’. India would be happy to hear this at this juncture when there is serious threat to its sovereignty & territorial integrity from China through the Sri Lankan rulers. TNA should have been aware of the geo-politics and should have abstained from emotional speeches relating to suppression of minorities. What is the loss for the TNA in being a part of India as an Independent Territory with its Union. It is then Sri Lankan rulers will abandon the issue of drafting a new Constitution like a bulletin, with the view to defeat the 13th Amendment. We should bear in mind that the Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord was applauded by the Western countries when it was tabled before General Assembly of the UN. Time and again I repeat that the request for an ‘Independent Territory within the Union of India’ is the alternative remedy if the 13th Amendment is dragged or refused. The Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord is still binding on both India & Sri Lanka.

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      As per the agreement, there were to be two units. A North East merged province. The ancient traditional homeland of the indigenous Eezham Thamizh, who have continuously lived there from ancient prehistoric times, long before even a people called Chingkallams evolved, and ruled this land until European colonization. The rest of the country that was considered the homeland of the Chingkallams was the other unit. These were the only two units that were supposed to be there. Not nine provincial councils. This was done by crafty JR who fooled naive Rajiv and his anti-Thamizh advisors, many of whom were later largely responsible for India’s actions in May 2009. He deliberately wanted to dilute the power given to the native indigenous Thamizh ( Development, Police, Land) therefore did not fully implement it. Created nine provincial councils. Used that to only develop the seven Chingkalla provinces and ignore the Thamizh northeast.

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        The move was to safeguard the lands, heritage, culture, and language of the ancient indigenous largely Saivite Eezham Thamizh of the North and East, who have the same right to their land as the Chingkallams. Now Dravidian Thamizh speaking recent immigrants from South India, belonging to different religions, who unlike the indigenous Eezham Thamizh Hindu and Christian are largely living and spread amongst the Chingkallams, have a different priority and agenda. Their agenda is only to live in peace, harmony, and justice amongst the Chingkallams. They may be Thamizh speaking Dravidians but do not share the same ancient history or love for the north and east and the Thamizh Saiivit culture and traditions of this region, that evolved with the native Eezham Thamizh. Therefore oppose this agreement as it does not suit them. They may not realize that the Thamizh language, identity, culture, Hindu religion, will only exist on the island, and even their own safety guaranteed, only if the ancient Eezham Thamizh identity, Saivite religion, and lands in the northeast are safeguarded. It is the indigenous Eezham Thamizh from the North East who had safeguarded and preserved Thamizh and Saivaism ( Hinduism) on the island. All other immigrants from India. Thamizh and non-Thamizh from ancient to recent have all largely assimilated into the Chingkalla identity.

    • 0
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      Mr.AYATHURE RAJASIGHAM
      If a referendum is held among the Tamils presently living in Sinhala majority provinces on your proposal which way they will vote in your opinion?
      Remember when arrangements were made for the Tamils in the upcountry to relocate themselves to India so that they can live as equal citizens among their own kith and kin in an environment of their own language, religion and culture they protested and demanded to continue that pathetic life in Sri Lanka. To this day they are happy here than going back to super power India.

      Soma

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    Under the Cease Fire Agreement (CFA), Ranil Wickramasinghe gave almost one third of the country on a platter to Prabhakaran in 2002 as a peaceful political solution to a non-existing ethnic problem in Sinhale. Instead of accepting that, Prabhakaran decided to grab the land belong to Sinhalayo in NE to create a separate State and went on massacring Sinhalayo and members of the Armed Forces. Then the Government of Sri Lanka decided to launch a military operation to eliminate Tamil terrorists and did so in 2009. Along with the defeat of separatists, 13th Amendment and PCs were dumped to Nandikadal lagoon.
    After losing the war that separatist Tamils declared against the Government of Sri Lanka and Sinhala Nation, now they want to revive what they rejected. Something wrong somewhere.
    Sinhalayo would like to remind Tamils that hundreds of Sinhala civilians and members of the Armed Forces lost their lives and enormous damage was done to infrastructure as a result of rejecting the offer from the Government of Sri Lanka. It is hard to quantify the damage done to the economy.

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      The Cease Fire Agreement was a farce to deviate the attention of the LTTE.

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        AR
        Please tell us who organized that farce?

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          First, the Parties to the Cease Fire Agreement were human rights violators – the UNP, the Military and the LTTE. Second, the Parties to the Cease Fire Agreement never signed in the presence of one another. Finally, there is a law that no can enter into an Agreement with the terrorist group. No one knows what the Agreement is. Everyone just signed a paper of their own in order to deviate the attention of the LTTE. Even Ranil Wickremasinghe did not sign the Agreement, but someone from the UNP signed on a document. Now no one has the Agreement. After the signing of those papers, Ranil Wickremasinghe just waived his hands at Vavuniya. It would have been organized by the UNP in order to win the hearts of the people. Without understanding this diplomacy, Chandrika just dissolved the government for no reason, thinking that Ranil will form the government at the next election. It was a missed opportunity to isolate the LTTE.

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          Please tell us who organized that farce?

          Your government.

    • 6
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      Eagle,
      “Prabhakaran decided to grab the land belong to Sinhalayo “
      Don’t you think it would have been better if he succeeded? I am sure he would have organised the LPG and fertilizer supply better than the dumbass who killed him.

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        old codger

        “I am sure he would have organised the LPG and fertilizer supply better than the dumbass who killed him.”

        Do you think it was Jagath who swung his axe at VP’s forehead?

    • 7
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      Eagle Dumbo Eye

      “Ranil Wickramasinghe gave almost one third of the country on a platter to Prabhakaran in 2002 as a peaceful political solution to a non-existing ethnic problem in Sinhale.”

      You will not see any existing ethnic problem as long as you let HLD M to sit on your head.

    • 2
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      Copy and Paste old junk!!
      No meaning and No relevance at all!!!!!
      Seems that he has nothing new to add to the old content!!!!!!
      Nothing Innovative at all!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Blind eye
      “NE was inhabited by indigenous Sinhalayo” – The scholar and historian, Dr. Paul E. Pieris declared in 1917, at a meeting of the Royal Asiatic Society (Ceylon Branch), that:[1] – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancha_Ishwarams

      “Long before the arrival of Vijaya there was in Lanka five recognised Ishwarams of Shiva which claimed and received adoration of all India”

      “quantify the damage done to the economy” https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/scrutiny-of-gotas-economic-experiment/
      Either You do not know the ancient history and you do not know the recent history or you are a bloody liar.

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      He did not give away anything it was already theirs from ancient times. It was the British who gave away the 1/3 of the island that was Thamizh from ancient times to the Chingkallams by merging their land with the Chingkalla lands down south to create a new colony called Ceylon in 1833 and then left the island in 1948, giving power to the Chingkalla majority with no adequate protection to the Thamizh.

  • 9
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    Provincial Government without police powers etc and with a Governor appointed by GoSL will not satisfy the needs of the SL Tamils. First of all Tamils in SL should get the RECOGNITION of the world as a distinct NATION that can determine its own right.

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      Naman
      I am with you.
      World should fund the relocation of scattered Tamils into whatever the Homeland they dicide as the Sinhalese dislike the Tamils living among them.

      Soma

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    India’s LACK of ASSERTIVENESS in forcing the Sri Lankan Government to implement the Indo-Sri Lanka pact in full can only be compared to the LACK OF ASSERTIVENESS of a cuckold who is quite passive when his honour and self-respect are being submerged and dragged through mud.

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      Captain morgon
      I thought 13A Land and Police powers have recently been bartered off for the Western jetty of the Colombo harber and oil tanks in Trincomalee.
      A good bargain on the part of Sri Lanka, no doubt.

      Soma

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        soman

        “A good bargain on the part of Sri Lanka, no doubt.”

        Do you know as far as Hindians are concerned Sri Lanka is the Sinhala state of Hindia, and North East will either remain a separate province of Hindia or if they are willing North East maybe merged with Tamil Nadu.
        .
        You should be happy your headache is transferred your Toilet Nadu.

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          NV
          That is why I want to transfer all the Tamils to North East for their own good.

          Soma

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            soman

            “That is why I want to transfer all the Tamils to North East for their own good.”

            If a Sinhala/Buddhist racist cares about non-Sinhala/Buddhists then there must be an ulterior motive. You ought to ask yourself a simple question, “What is in it for me”.

            By the way I want all of you both Tamil speaking and Sinhala speaking descendant of Kallathonies including converts send back to your ancestral homeland in South India.

            Therefore don’t waste your time, resources and energy defending your untenable dream of converting the entire island into a Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto. By the way it has already become one.

            Do we know when and where your heroes are sending their emissaries with their begging bowl:
            Here is a list of countries they may want to explore.

            Burundi – $270
            Somalia – $310
            Mozambique – $460
            Madagascar – $480
            Sierra Leone – $490
            Afghanistan – $500
            Central African Republic – $510
            Liberia – $530
            Niger – $540
            Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) – $550.

            Practical Buddhism, renunciation of material life.
            Saffron Monks are allowed to eat just one meal a day, usually after 2 PM, by begging from local people.
            The process of nation building under Sinhala/Buddhisisation has made this island truly a Sinhala/Buddhist country, people are barely having one meal.

            Nothing personal.
            Take care.
            By the way where is Surgeon General Shavendra?

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              NV
               “What is in it for me”.
              I am trying to kill two birds with one stone.
              ,-
              Soma

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        Soma,
        You seem haing better insight on such issues.
        You may be right on this.
        Western Jetty was in lieu of the Eastern Terminal??

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          Mahila
          Western jetty in lieu of Police Powers and Trinco oil tanks in lieu of Land Powers.
          Enough I suppose.

          Soma

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    13 th amendment was accepted only to deceive Rajiv Ghandy by old fox JRJ and made it more useful for other Seven provinces, under which those provinces have developed economically and politically as the center was in the control of the majority who deceived the minorities living in north and east by non-implementing the important provisions as agreed. From inception, those are under the control of Governors mostly.

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      PL
      Whose brainchild was 13A?

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    Hi Soma,
    You seem to be having better insight on such issues.
    You may be right on this.
    Western Jetty was in lieu of the Eastern Terminal of Colombo Port and Trinco terminals in lieu of US$ 1.5 Billion credit line for Imports, hich may include 500 Buses.
    Is that right?

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      US$1.5 billion is.a paltry sum for sacrificing sovereignty. Underhand deal is Land Powers.

      Soma

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        soman

        “US$1.5 billion is.a paltry sum for sacrificing sovereignty. Underhand deal is Land Powers.”

        Whose sovereignty (whatever that is) are we talking about?

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    The Indo-Lankan Accord leading to the 13th Amendment is an International Treaty, binding on both signatories with no Time frames.
    One signatory cannot do business with the other[ Bartering as Soma calls it ] and turn the other side when parts of it [Land Powers and Police Powers ] are allowed to fall apart…………
    Srilankan Tamils are caught between Scylla and Charybdis on this issue.

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      Indo Sri Lanka accord was not ratified by people in a referendum and JRJ is dead.
      Therefore it is not a valid international treaty.
      Sinhalese as a people should ignore that as JRJ is dead now.

      Soma

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        Soma,

        Didn’t you know that Rajiv Gandhi also dead? I didn’t know that JRJ is dead. When was that? Is it Yesterday? Where were you all these days to find this truth. Brave idea!

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          Ajith
          Good point.
          Tamils blasted Rajiv Gandhi into pieces to express their total disapproval of the accord.
          (Before you respond be mindful of the fact that LTTE was the sole representatives of the Tamils at the time as acknowledged by their foremost political formation TNA.)
          Remember the aftermath of the signing in the Sinhala south as violence errupted.
          So this ‘accord’ was something that neither party wanted.
          Just posturing by India to cheat the Tamils by including land and police powers to Sinhala majority provinces knowing fully well that +50% of Tamils are trapped within these provinces.
          .
          In the end Mr Ajith this f****** ‘political solution’ is sought for the Hindu/Christian community in Jaffna further screwing the majority Tamils based on the skewed assumption that Sinhalese will treat the Tamils more fairly at federal level than at unitary level.
          .
          If I were a Tamil I would strongly oppose full implementation of ,13A as it entails land and police powers to Sinhala majority provinces.

          Soma

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            soman

            “Tamils blasted Rajiv Gandhi into pieces to express their total disapproval of the accord.”

            Don’t be silly. VP was not known to kill his perceived enemies for higher ideals or strategic reason (whatever).

            I learn VP killed Rajiv because he was p****d off with him for detaining him in a hotel room just before Hindians finalised the Hindo Sri Lanka accord.
            Wijemuni Vijitha Rohana de Silva

            “”(Before you respond be mindful of the fact that LTTE was the sole representatives of the Tamils at the time as acknowledged by their foremost political formation TNA.)””

            TNA was formed in 2001 whereas Rajiv was assassinated on 21 May 1991.
            You mus have your head checked every other day.

            “Remember the aftermath of the signing in the Sinhala south as violence errupted. So this ‘accord’ was something that neither party wanted.”

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        “Indo Sri Lanka accord was not ratified by people in a referendum and JRJ is dead.”
        Rather daft argument.
        Many an agreement in practice in the world today is centuries old.
        One can always revoke an agreement. There is provision for it.

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          SJ
          Your thoughts on my response to Ajith above is appreciated.

          Soma

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            Soma,
            You found a best friend. China has removed the black listing of Peoples bank after paying 6 million for nothing after signing another big deal to sell Sri Lanka.

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        soman

        I am disappointed.
        Day by day you are growing into dumb teenager, a daft human being.
        Even two Constitutions 1972 and 1978 were never put to referendum.
        Are you alright?

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          You are right.
          But at least they were ratified by 2/3 in the Parliament.

          Soma

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            soman

            “But at least they were ratified by 2/3 in the Parliament.”

            Day by day you are growing into dumb teenager, a daft human being.

            “Indo Sri Lanka accord was not ratified by people in a referendum”

            You tell me whether the constitution or amendments to it requires referendum. By the way if I remember correctly 13A was passed with 2/3 in the parliament.

            GROW UP.

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          NV
          Your thoughts on my response to Ajith above is appreciated.

          Soma

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            soman

            I have to go to Gas queue, will respond on my return, provided I don’t die of hunger.
            All those Asgirias and Malwattus must be watching what is happening in this island. Probably they may suggest more Sinhala/Buddhism as the panacea for all ills.

            By the way why does Gota visit Vihares almost everyday, on some days twice?
            If governing is too much why does not he follow Major General Ananda G. Weerasekara (Buddangala Ananda Thero) enter Sinhala/Buddhist Buddhist Order?

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            My Elders told me that the JVP was already preparing for an Uprising at the time. Accord was god sent to them, which JVP thought could bring the people to street and launch an uprising. JR seemed to have invited IPKF to keep tight control over North East while Sri Lankan armed forces were expected to deal with the Southern Terrorists.

            “Just posturing by India to cheat the Tamils by including land and police powers ……………………………………………………………..”
            .
            You should stop worrying about the Tamil/Muslims/Sinhalese now. You got to get the people unitedly oppose the robber barons and psychopath.

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              soman

              ” If I were a Tamil I would strongly oppose full implementation of ,13A as it entails land and police powers to Sinhala majority provinces.”

              Leave that decision to the people.
              You should stop worrying about it and start worrying about the state of the island under robber barons, racists, saffronistas, crooks, war criminals, ….
              People need food, children need milk, every household needs affordable uninterrupted supply of gas and electricity, ….

              If I were you I will kick all your patriots from their seats and help bring in those who genuinely believe in Democracy, equality, safety, security, …dignity, …

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        Soma.
        ………….Therefore,it is not a valid International Treaty………..
        As per Public International Law Soma?

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    “Above all India carries the moral duty and responsibility to uphold accountability and human rights as a member of UNHRC and United Nations as well as a Superpower and neighbour of Sri Lanka.”
    *
    I think that India should lead by example if it were to have the license to intervene.
    Where should it start?
    A short shopping list:
    Kashmir
    Manipur
    Nagaland
    State backed anti-Muslim violence
    Right of indigenous people to their territory
    Anti-Dalit violence

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      SJ

      “I think that India should lead by example if it were to have the license to intervene.”

      Isn’t it why China does not interfere in other country’s internal matters, so that other don’t question its own record on democracy and human rights?

      However the Chinese don’t mind selling and supplying lethal weapons and defending offending countries at the international institutions?

      Simple as far as the powerful countries are concerned they have a neat policy ” My Interest in Your Country as if people of the country don’t have any interest in their country.

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        China does not interfere in internal matters but China provide chemical weapons and cluster bombs to kill innocent civilians to Rajapaksas only and they use veto to protect Rajapaksas.

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          India trained, financed and equipped the Tigers to kill innocent civilians.

          Soma

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            soman

            “India trained, financed and equipped the Tigers to kill innocent civilians.”

            However, Hindia also trained armed, equipped and armed Sri lankan Security services.
            Further Premadasa also financed, armed, the LTTE …. to fight the Hindian IPKF.

            On the other hand Mahind/Gota procured LTTE’s services for Rs 165 million however the clan later recovered their investment in cash and gold from LTTE’s fort Knox.

            I am bored to repeat the adventures of psychopaths.

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              Your ‘national struggle’ was worth only Rs.165 million at the prevailing exchange rate.
              Why should they pay more?

              Soma

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    NV
     “What is in it for me”.
    I am trying to kill two birds with one stone.
    ,-
    Soma

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      soman

      “I am trying to kill two birds with one stone.”

      We know you are trying to kill non Sinhala/Buddhist or find final solution for them. What is the second one?

      Every time you aim the gun at them you misfire, hence you are hurting your own clanging b***s.
      nimal will confirm it.

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