31 October, 2020

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Ada Derana Interview With TNA Chief Ministerial Candidate Justice Wigneswaran

Ada Derana interview with the Tamil National Alliance Chief Ministerial candidate for the Northern Provincial Council elections Justice C.V Wigneswaran.

 

 

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    Masterful exposition of his understanding of issues and hints about his approach. I recommend he travel through the back waters of the Vanni and the peninsula to understand the problems of the people and their thoughts on the issues. This would give him an understanding of issues that affect the majority of the Tamils in the north. He would have also have the opportunity to see the huge investments in infrastructure. I would also wish he would visit Vavuniya South and the Manal Aru ( Weliknda) and Nedunmerni areas to meet the Sinhala settlers and understand their perspective on issues. They will also be voting at the forthcoming elections for the NPC. Extended time should be spent in Mannar to understand the problems of the Catholics, Muslims and the Hindus there. This will also him the opportunity to worship at the Thruketheeswaran Temple and the Madu church. A visit to the Nagapooshani Amman temple and the Naga Vihara would give him the opportunity to interact ith the visiting Buddhist pilgrims. Last not least he must meet the Muslims in Jaffna and understand the issues confronting them.

    This would help him make he CM of all the immunities in Jaffna.

    What an opportunity to become a man of destiny and hope for a battered people.

    Dr. Rajasingham Narendran.

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      Good stuff!
      Hope Justice V will set up as an urgent priority a technically competent committee to FAST TRACK plan, coordinate, implement and monitor and evaluate 1) the construction of decent housing and 2)livelihood recovery for people in the northeast affected by war.

      All the grandiose infrastructure is useless without these basic needs of the people being met in a systematic fashion. Over to you Justice!

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        Don’t be surprised if the government tries to assassinate Mr.Vigneshwaran and blame it on the LTTE or an international conspiracy to tarnish the image of the government. Do not underestimate this despotic government because they have proved time and time again that they are capable of the most despicable crimes.

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      Correction: Manal Aru ( Welioya).

      Dr.RN

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    I applaud the arrival of this learned man, Justice C.V Wigneswaran in Politics of our motherland. We need to do the same in south of our country.

    Even though, I am not very fond of narrow, race based politics of TNA I am delighted with his candidature..

    I may not agree with all of Justice C.V Wigneswaran’s political positions.

    He emphasises, talking to India a bit too much already. Nope, I hope he will focus rather on building trust and brotherhood with the Sinhalese people.

    Never again should important decisons affecting Sri Lanka’s governance be taken by India. But, by Sri Lankans. All Sri Lankans. Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and others. As children of one country.

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      The moment the conduct of these elections is flawed, India is bound to
      step in Ben, as the Statesman-to-be of 53 CW States WILL be the cause of
      it. Keeping Tamil-Issues as a bargaining point for future politics is the
      ONLY factor that can maintain this MR Regime for decades.

      When one see the out-look and mentality of henchmen like Wimal,
      Champika etc. used by MR, this is a firm conclusion. India cannot be
      soft-pedalling for long?

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        What is this obsession with India? India rows her boat according to the currents that the South dictates. Do you think for a moment that she would extend herself beyond those limits? India was the creator of a monster or do the Tamils still believe he was Father Christmas to them? Do the Tamils also believe that the last thirty years was worth it? What was it all about – do they think? They talk about discrimination, 1956, standardisation, etc. – all which are irrelevant now, so why harp about these issues? What are the real issues today? I see that all issues are common to all ethnicities and are not exclusive to Tamils. We should pull together. At least the war should have been a turning point instead of being a pivot for the same old hinging and whining. Tamils must learn to pull their weight as Sri Lankans. They are no more special than anyone else. Let their leaders do their job well by them which means working for a better future for all but country first before self. There is no room for selfishness or the usual and stale griping that Tamils are famous for. While they are at it, let them start by apologising to all of us for the awful misery that we endured for so long. I am sure we are all magnanimous enough to forgive and start afresh.

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    the following are only some conclusions that I made. there are numerous just like what is written below.

    He is talking about “outsiders”. He is being a man from Colombo he thinks he is an insider. Who are these outsiders, Sinhala people ?

    He think an Army man is not suitable for the governor job. Yet, He thinks, at least his TNA masters’ view, Supreme Court judge is the suitable man for the Chief minister.

    Again, he thinks that Tamils are indigenous to that area and Sinhala people, probably muslims too outsiders.

    He accepts, that Sri Lanka no longer is a sovereign country with respect to the North and East and because of the 13th amendment. In other words, Sri Lanka has to first get the permission from India.

    I say, this is how non-Sri Lankans think. They think first about them and then about Sri Lanka.

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    Every thing is very clear now.

    I think this should be a still -birth.

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    Congratulations! May you educated the Sri Lanka voters and the corrupt and greedy politicians of on the meaning of democracy and power sharing.
    Today democracy is a farce in Sri Lanka, It is Rajapassa patronage politics, corruption and crony capitalism along with consolidation of DEEP STATE (state within a state) by Gotabaya who wants to be Lanka’s first military dictator. This deep state is most visible in the Northern province which is highly militarized and under excessive surveillance that violates people’s privacy and freedom of movement, thought and expression.
    The military MUST be down sized and right sized for peace and Gota the Goon’s DEEP STATE dismentalled. World Bank should STOP funding for the militarization of Lanka by loans for useless MEGA UDA projects for the Ministry of Defense.

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    The important thing is all these tamils when they talk openly they all preach Tribalism. It is all about them.

    When it comes to the and when it concerns the Sri Lanka’s world’s and regional minority 17 million they talk about multi-every thing society.

    None of these leaders, even after 30 years of destroying Sri Lanka and killing Sinhala and others alike, they never talk about what they did wrong or reaching to non-tamil people to Sinhala people.

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    A cultured man at last, not a rogue, thief,rapist or boot licker

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    Late Neelan, Lasantha, Luxman….etc., etc., are striking my mind. Please take care of your security Sir. This country has no place for healthy thinkers of your nature and our politics is not run by Gentlemen. People around him should make sure that he is well guarded.

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    After three decades of wilderness some relief and hopes among us.

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    Wigneswaran’s connections with UNP and SLFP wil serve his ambitions but not the Tamil people.

    What the hell he will do with the swindlers of TNA like his relative saravanabavan and Sambanthan?

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    M.SIVANANTHAN

    “Wigneswaran’s connections with UNP and SLFP wil serve his ambitions but not the Tamil people.”

    May be may be not.

    Did Douglas’s connections with UNP, SLFP, UNP and SLFP serve his and his Tamil people’s ambition since he was first adopted by UNP many moons ago?

    A close ally of Douglas was arrested only a few days ago in Jaffna. Was he on a salt march to Paranthan when he was arrested?

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    I agree with Wignesvaran that reducing the mistrust between the two communities and its leaders is very important.That is going to be the major problem in bringing about reconciliation.After independence that mistrust went on increasing year by year and he gave some examples of foolish actions made by sinhalese leaders and foolish reactions to that by tamils too.So now we have to go in the opposite direction to what we did so far gradually reducing that mistrust year by year until we achieve zero and then start to build up the trust.So the building of trust will take time because many years will have to be spent first to reduce the mistrust before you can go onto building the trust.So it is like a tree that will have to be planted first and allowed to grow until it bears fruits.Once the fruits come then we keep on getting the fruits every year and the wait would have been worth it.What we have to be vigilant is that someone will come slowly in the night and cut down the tree.That is why you have to fence it and also lock up the trouble makers in the society behind bars so that others can enjoy the fruits from that tree one day.

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    A very good interview which shows his clear thinking of all the issues confronting the people of the North. In a democracy, it is the people and their interests that matter most.

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    He says that the mistrust and discrimination with language policy and standardisation,pogroms all contributed for the seperation demand but Eelam call was first made long before all these in early 20’s.Though he lived educated and worked in colombo he is definitly another seperatist and already he sounds like one,he has no words of reconcilliation but only demands needed for seperation. For him Sinhalese are outsiders but India is partner. Lets see if the northers will take him as insider or outsider. Masterstrokes can also boomerang!

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      “Eelam call was first made long before all these in early 20′s.”

      I thought the eelam call was made in the vaddukoddai resolution of the TULF in 1976.Before independence tamil leaders did not ask the british for separation unlike Jinnah who was very firm when asking for Pakistan and not budging an inch,even with ghandhi entreating him to give it up.GG Ponnambalam was the main culprit instead of separation asking for 50:50 and joining the DS Senanayaka cabinet.If he was a Jinnah,the British would have had to give separation for the north.
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      “he is definitly another seperatist and already he sounds like one,”

      How can you be so sure he is a separatist,and what has he said to make him sound as one?
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      “he has no words of reconcilliation”

      He has emphasised that trust has to be built up.Isn’t that showing that he hopes that there will be reconciliation.If you have decided to divorce your husband will you be talking about building trust etc?Would Senathirajah have spoken like that?

      Don’t forget that for reconciliation,you need two peoples hand reaching out to each other to shake.Can you tell me after the war what has mahinda done towards reconciliation?If he is not interested in it and only interested in victory parades etc,why should the tamils only be interested in it.

      Has Mahinda yet implemented the recommendations in the LLRC report?So why are you blaming this man for not talking about reconciliation.
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      “only demands needed for seperation.”

      Wherein did he make any demands for separation?can you point out.
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      “For him Sinhalese are outsiders but India is partner.”

      How did you come to that conclusion?Is it because he said that the governors powers should be curtailed and India should be consulted about it?The 13th amendment is part of the Indo lanka Accord and if there are serious flaws in it for the CM to function effectively,to whom it should be referred to,can you tell us.You want that referred to mahinda,who is trying to abolish it or make it a 13 minus?

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    Why India?????? Its scary…

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    Vigneswaran, unlike most of the TNA leaders, is talking some sense. What he says about the powers of the Governor is completely true.The Governor has tremendous powers under the present provincial council system. Any Chief Minister will have to work with the Governor. But I do not agree with him that retired Army officers should not be made Governors. From what I hear, the present Eastern Province Governor who is a retired service man has prevented lot of corrupt dealings. Eastern Provincial Ministers and Councillors cannot bully the public servants there and this Eastern Province Governor has given them the courage to perform their duties without fear or favour. That is why these Ministers and Councilors are now boycotting the Eastern Provincil Council meetings. A Governor should not be a yes man either to the elected council or to the President. If the provincial council system is to work, the Governor should be above politics,uncorruptible and impartial. As for the police powers, under the existing law Central government will be able to exercise lot of control over the provincial police. However, there is some justification for the fears of the present Government that police powers could be abused. They are rightly pointing out how Vararajaperumal abused it. A unified police service that now exists could be continued but provincial based recruitment should be made to ensure that Tamil speaking policemen are posted in the Northern and Eastern provinces.

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      Aiyoo Naga,

      Tell us WHO appoints the Governor? As long as the Rajapaksas’ and the executive presidency remains, this country will never have a real peace and neither will it prosper.

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    We experience a severe shortage of Honest Gentlemen in our blessed country. At last there is one here who is capable of contributing something. Why not we wait and see the results. There should not be any doubt about his judgement and actions.
    We need learned people in politics.

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    1. I am at a loss to understand how CV has interpreted governance of a nation. This is where political science knowledge is important. By advocating that the Governors power should be curtailed, he is making a flaw. SriLanka being one unitary nation should have a control over its provinces and territories. The province shall not have absolute power to govern its province, which is the definition of “POWER SHARING”. Further, NP is not populated with several millions of people with absolutely rich and abundant, of human and/or natural resources. For a small lagoon with less than a million people, firstly (i) previous governance arrangement with a GA, AGA’s etc. suffice the needs, (ii) secondly who is going to be the Provincial Councillors and ministers. Under the name of democracy, still people like CV, Sampanthar, and Mavai Senathirajah are going to be the rulers. No other caste people will be allowed to be in government. So, where is the power sharing equality among the Tamils?
    2. SJV Chelvanayagam was the deputy leader of ACTC in 1944.
    SJVC formed the federal party (FP) on 18-12-1949
    Tamil politicians define the Tamils are of a distinct Nation in 1951

    What was the root cause for SJVC forming the FP. There were no issues then. Only issue was that British brought over half a million Tamils and colonised the upcountry, displacing the inhabitant Sinhalese during the mid-19th century. At independence they populated to one million.

    Are Jaffna Tamils saying that it is correct?

    What we Tamils are after is just power to enjoy. Not to serve the Tamils giving equal rights with parity and dignity.

    Let us see the fun

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