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An Open Letter To Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

By A Nameless Tamil –

An Open Letter To Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka: The Northern PC Resolution: A Dangerous Escalation

Dear Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka,

I like your political articles, I love them. I find the flow of the writing awesome and always feel that they have the power to irk certain readers.

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Let me introduce myself to you as a courtesy; I am a Tamil, an ordinary one. Trust me, I never liked to identify myself by my race, and never want to be.

Dear DJ, (Hope you won’t mind calling you DJ, it’s quite funky isn’t it?)

I really have a name. But I don’t like to write this letter under it. Once, I wrote an article, based on some questions, regarding the political environment of Sri Lanka to a major website, and  after that, my father-in-law started having symptoms of a mild heart attack, whenever a “white van “ passed our house.

I did my best to explain to him, that if somebody was to abduct me, that it would definitely be, because of the quality of my writing, and not because of the content. But all my explanations were in vain, as it seems, he has fallen too deep into the “international conspiracy” theory. Let him be like that!

There is another reason too. The moment I fail to praise the “hard earned peace” and the post war development, there is a greater possibility that I will be branded as a “Non-patriot”, “Traitor”, or even an “LTTE Terrorist”.

In Sri Lanka , the easiest and the most effective way to become a ‘patriot’, is to identity who the “traitors” are, among the people around you. I don’t know who has invented this technique, but we have to be proud, that a Sri Lankan “patriot” named Wimal Weerawansa, excels in this field.

All right DJ! Let me explain, why I write this letter to you…

I read your article The Northern PC Resolution: A Dangerous Escalation posted in Colombo Telegraph. It’s quite an intriguing one. It’s really clear from the article, that you see the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) as a leftover part of the LTTE, despite the fact, that it was elected by 80% of the people in the Province.

Prior to May 2009, the South’s marketing concept, for the justification of the war, was liberating the Tamils from the brutality of the LTTE. The government/s always made the clear distinction between the LTTE, and the Tamil people.

But in the post May 2009 political scenario, especially after the landslide victory of the TNA in the NPC election, the concept has changed. Now the concept is as follows;

NPC=TNA=Tamil Diaspora = Leftover LTTE = Tamils.

Your argument that the Japanese never called for an investigation of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings, and the Germans not calling for an inquiry into the Dresdon fire bombings indicate, one thing- let me put it in this way.

There was a perception after World War II, both politically and among the general public, that both the Japanese and the Germans deserved it, for supporting the aggression of Aryan Supremacy and Japanese Imperialism.

Your argument implies, that you too believe, that Tamils deserved all those atrocities committed against them, in the name of fighting terrorism. Is that what you want to tell the readers?

I don’t need to explain to you, the causes and the background of World War II, who started it and how. The way you project the Tamils, as equivalent to the Nazis, and the nationalistic imperial Japanese, is hilarious.

We Tamils are not aggressors; we have been systematically victimized by State organized pogroms, since 1956. It was not a one-off event. The governments changed. But both UNP and SLFP adopted the same policy of pogroms, towards Tamils of the Island.

Tamils fought and continue to fight for their own territory, and their own rights, which are legitimately endowed to them. I believe, the best comparison for the Sri Lankan Tamils, would be the Aborigines of Australia, and Red-Indians of Americas.

Another interesting point in your article, is your indication, that the Tamils need to be grateful to President Rajapaksa, for conducting the first ever NPC election, and subsequently setting up the NPC, which is a constitutional right of the northern people.

When other Sri Lankans can have their democratically elected Provincial Councils, why not the people in the Northern Province?  On the other hand, why don’t you expect the rest of the country to be grateful to the President (and also to the Elections Commissioner) for holding the provincial council elections?

I would like to remind you, that the election, for local government bodies in the Northern Province, was held in an abrupt manner, soon after the end of the war, in which the government met, a humiliating defeat. It took nearly four years, to hold the NPC elections, just prior to the CHOGM, and of course, for the CHOGM.

Dear DJ!

You have to read again, what you have written regarding the Weliweriya Massacres. You justified the struggle of the Weliweriya residents, for clean drinking water. You criticized the government, for unleashing brutality on them. You never compared it to a child playing with fire, when they blocked the main road, and disrupted the normal lives of many. Only a few columnists supported the government’s barbarism in Weliweriya.

Weliweriya is now a forgotten incident. Nobody talks about it. Nobody talks about the children and the family man who were massacred that day. They are all, erased from our memories.

The Tamils are not different, from the people of Weliweriya. Our voices are never heard. The resolution by the NPC, for the international investigation, is a democratic one. It is a result of the ultimate in frustration.

But for you, this reminds you of the “monkey with a razor blade”. But if you look at the Weliveriya People and the Tamils objectively, both are in the same situation. But what went wrong with the Tamils, DJ? Why has the NPC suddenly become a “monkey”?

Sri Lanka is moving from the “Land like No Other” to “Land of Mass Graves”. In 2011, a mass grave with over 150 skeletal remains was discovered in Matale. These remains were said to be those of the JVP rebels, who could have been subjected to torture before being killed, by the security forces.

Hope you would remember, how Mahinda Rajapaksa, then a Member of Parliament  of Sri Lanka, advocated for the missing persons of 1988/89 JVP uprising in the south. Now, the same Mahinda Rajapaksa, as the Executive President of the country, is delaying (and eventually deny) the justice for the people he advocated, two and a half decades ago.

Now another mass grave has been identified in Mannar. This would probably be of Tamils, and I do not need to tell you, who the perpetrators could be. Soon, there will be yet another Presidential Commission appointed, to look into this matter.

There cannot be a worse way, to humiliate these massacred people, by appointing a Presidential Commission, as it is not going to bring justice to the victims.

DJ! Do you think, the President knows, how many Presidential Commissions he has appointed?

When I think about the Matale and Mannar mass graves, I see one similarity. At least the skeletal remains of those massacred, despite the ethnic differences, are treated equally- they don’t get justice.

With love and love only,

A Nameless Tamil

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  • 31
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    Wow! this guy needs a hug and some attention.

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      Dayan Jayatilake is worse than Mahinda, Gothabaya and Basil put together because they openly don’t care for Tamils, Muslims or Christians.

      Whereas DJ pretends to be fair to the minorities, but covertly he supports MaRa’s policies and actions including the lawlessness and genocide of Tamils.

      His views hide his real motives or intents – obliteration of the minorities to make them subservient to the Sinhalese and form a pure Sinhala Buddhist state.

      Beware of this man this like the plague.

      • 10
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        In short – an exceptionally true-to-form “snake in the grass!”

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          Kumar R.

          “In short – an exceptionally true-to-form “snake in the grass!”

          Snake does’t bite you unless you disturb its peace.

          • 2
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            So what is he then? A mad dog?

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              Maveeran

              I am still working on the word or phrase which would describe him precisely what he is.

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                Perhaps a “wolf in sheeps clothing”?

                In any case, the point is, any apt description of Dayan is not going to be complementary!

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            Native Vedda,

            My most heartfelt apologies to the snake for my unfair characterization, comparing with Dayan as you point out!

            I will earnestly avoid any such generosity in characterizing Dayan or his ilk in the future. Promise!

    • 2
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      This writer asks,

      “When other Sri Lankans can have Provincial Councils, why not the people in the Northern Province?”

      Don’t you know it couldn’t function from 1987 on wards because of VP & LTTE murderers fought a bloody war until 2009 ???

      Just thank SL govt. for ending it & giving damn NPC

      • 0
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        Why the hell does anyone have to thank the government or anyone else for what they are entitled to by the constitutions?

  • 23
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    Thanks for the article.

    If we do not get rid of the Rajapakse brothers from the govt. Very soon country would become another north Korea.
    “In North Korea, only absolute devotion to the supreme leader, and praise of all things North Korean, is permitted. According to human rights groups, that devotion is the result of conditioning from birth – and fear of execution or imprisonment in inhumane labour camps.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25945931

  • 16
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    Nice article but he is not going to listen because he is supporting the Lion
    If the Lion can have Sward in his hand nothing wrong with NPC have Razor Blade to survive
    If he things NPC is Monkey
    That much of intelligent he has , another low class coat suite pice of garbage

    • 1
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      Pasel:
      Your English might not be perfect but your description of the Prince of Puffery, Dayan de Silva, is very accurate.
      D de S is Sri Lanka’s Joseph Goebbels and seems like he wants to prove it every time.

  • 9
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    Nameless tamil, I had enough with these Sinhala budshits. Dayan is a[Edited out]

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      J.Muthu

      “Dayan is a[Edited out]”

      Did you say Dayan is a hypocrite? Worse he is an intellectually dishonest opportunist. He is running like a headless chicken heading nowhere.

      His proposal for an interim Northern Provincil Council was to include bankrupt politicians and little known aspirants. Read the excepts below:

      ………..
      ………

      This then is the way to cut the Gordian knot: set up an Interim Administration for the North, vested with the powers of the 13th amendment except perhaps for police powers.

      It can consist entirely of Tamil political and civic personalities of proven moderate views and non/anti-Tiger track records such as SC Chandrahasan (Mr SJV Chelvanayakam’s son), V Anandasangaree, D Siddharthan of PLOTE, Sritharan (‘Sugu’) of the EPRLF, Nesan Shanker Raji of EROS and Douglas Devananda.

      …..
      ……

      13 February 2012, 8:41 pm
      by Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

      http://transcurrents.com/news-views/archives/8001

      Muthu

      Do you think your people would have supported Dayan’s big idea?

      Tamil people have simply dismissed Dayan as a windbag.

      Do you know this Windbag was an EPRLF minister in North East Provincial Council while EPRLF, IPKF and LTTE were wreaking havoc in North East.

  • 14
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    Dr DJ is at crossroads; he does not want to sound hypocritical but he cannot help it though! He does not want to let go of his left credentials but his chauvinistic outlook outshines through more often these days. We cannot forget his palpable egregious triumphalism that he enjoyed and justified with chest thumping comments on Groundviews. He must know that thousands of civilians had been unnecessarily massacred; yet, he went on making arrogant comments and publishing articles defending indefensible. There will come a time when he cannot show his face in public!

    • 0
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      “..He must know that thousands of civilians had been unnecessarily massacred..”

      By VP sun goat & LTTE ????

  • 19
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    Excellent article. Dayan must be shitting in his pants! It is high time DJ made contributions to the “Daily Noise” where very few will read his articles.

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      mike

      “It is high time DJ made contributions to the “Daily Noise” where very few will read his articles.”

      In an emergency, Daily Noise is the best place for Dayan to hide.

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      neah… he has thick skin…. he will be all right…..

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        shamelessness=thick skin=DJ
        better be in election posters from now on

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          These kind of so called analysts are like virulent mosquitoes that spread the germs further to easily vulnerable folks. I respect Dr Laksiri Fernando and his current analyses about the current situation morethan any of coming from DJ. I really dont think people are that stupid to this date, as had been in the past. They have already digested so called war victory – but now significant masses wait to get RID OF RAJAPAKSHES. Masses to this date are very disppointed. They thought the war victory would lead peace and prospher. But what is achieved is NOTHING less than the psychosis that the peoples met with towards the end of 80ties. People must not forget – this estranged CREATURE- DJ was lapdog of brutal Premadasa senior, whose bombblasted parts were hardly to be collected then.Karma will work on anyone that go against humanity.That is what I learn from all these. Mahinda´s will not milder than that of Premadasa – this many feel to this day.

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    “I believe, the best comparison for the Sri Lankan Tamils, would be the Aborigines of Australia, and Red-Indians of Americas.”

    You must be kidding me!?!?

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      Best comparison to the Sinha-Lame buddshits are Apes.

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    The mannar mass grave…..how do we know it is Tamils ? There were lots of soldiers buried in mass graves as well and coffins full of stones sent to the homes as the bodies were in pieces.

    PLEASE TELL US ONCE AND FOR ALL IF THERE IS DIFFERENT DNA !

    It will help all rational Sinhalese who are getting completely pissed off with the activities of the DIE _ARSE _ PORA.

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      Don you [Edited out] Sinha-lame [Edited out]. Even if you were given the answer your bird brain wont get it.

  • 8
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    Don’t waste your time with DJ.

    He is a decapitated chicken, by his master. DJ did the cover up job in 2009 and after that annoyed his master for that credit. Master cut the chicken’s head hoping he can get rid of the old hen’s hackling. But now it is running around messing up everywhere. His master will do something about it too. You don’t have to worry about it.

    DJ’s problem is, during the inquiry, somebody going to release all the lies he said at the UN during the coverup. But, that is DJ’s problems only, not his master’s. When the time comes his master will be the main witness of all the lies DJ said at the UN. It depends mainly how much is going to come out. If it is only a tiny bit of DJ said, master will pretend like he did not see it. If it is a substantial amount, master will say “It is DJ who lied at UN on his own accord. I did not know that.”

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    Dear Nameless tamil,

    You write: “It’s really clear from the article, that you see the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) as a leftover part of the LTTE, despite the fact, that it was elected by 80% of the people in the Province.”

    That’s both silly and untrue. There’s nothing in the article or anything I’ve written that implies any such thing. As my writing on this and other forums clearly show, I welcomed the prospect and the reality of the TNA’s sweeping win at the NPC election.

    The resolution is not only intrinsically wrong, it is profoundly unwise. The proof is the statement made by Mr Wijedasa Rajapaksa of the UNP, condemning it as contrary to the Constitution and the powers and subjects devolved on the PCs under the 13th amendment.

    There is far less sympathy, let alone support for the NPC and far more questions about the wisdom of devolution, ACROSS the Sri Lankan political spectrum, than there were before this act of political adventurism. No good will come of this ‘Perumal path’.

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      Rama, J Muthu, Maveeran, Kalistani, BTF, GTF , GTV TGTE, ………….Tamilnet, ……………

      This windbag writes:

      “There is far less sympathy, let alone support for the NPC and far more questions about the wisdom of devolution,”

      Would you agree MR should sack the NPC and implement Dayan’s proposal of 13 February 2012

      “Set up an interim administration for North comprising non-anti LTTE moderate Tamils under a distinguished Tamil Governor”

      His recommendation for a interim NPC to have been manned by

      “It can consist entirely of Tamil political and civic personalities of proven moderate views and non/anti-Tiger track records such as SC Chandrahasan (Mr SJV Chelvanayakam’s son), V Anandasangaree, D Siddharthan of PLOTE, Sritharan (‘Sugu’) of the EPRLF, Nesan Shanker Raji of EROS and Douglas Devananda.”

      The point is that his undemocratic wishes were obliterated by the people of NPC. Now its time for Dayan to wage a war and obliterate NPC as an institution and an idea for further devolution or power sharing.

      Remember this is a self confessed war monger waging a different kind of war on people.

      Sinhalese must take note of this as he would be starting a war against your right to vote in elections.

      • 9
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        Thank you Native, you saved me typing a reply to Dayan.

        It also saves him time having to read a long reply from me, he is busy after with a NGO (according to our very own king…oops president I mean)

        • 8
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          Dev

          I believe you are aware of Dayan’s roll in EPRLF run defunct NE Provincial Council.

          I am told this was the time when IPKF committed war crime in the NE while EPRLF was running its own kangaroo courts and Tamil National Army (TNA). TNA was the first one to introduce conscription by kidnapping children and adult from streets and schools.

          Dayan was one of the council ministers, advocating more war mongering. IPKF went on rampage for nearly three years killing, raping …….looting.

          Dayan never contempt IPKF nor EPRLF for their share of atrocities. remember he was a minister in the NE Provincial Council.

          This opportunist sold his soul for a ministerial post and has no remorse about the atrocities. After all they were only Tamils. What sort of person is this man?

          He switched his loyalty to Premadasa for obvious reasons and continued to advocate more war mongering. More Tamils were killed and he supported the killing of more innocent Sinhala people.

          Again he switched his support to MR and advocated more war mongering, killing more innocent Tamils.

          Later he became the official champion of War Crime deniers.

          Dayan would be the most happiest where there is war and bloodshed.

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      “the statement made by Mr Wijedasa Rajapaksa of the UNP, condemning it as contrary to the Constitution and the powers and subjects devolved on the PCs under the 13th amendment.”

      who is this Wijedasa R ? wasn’t he the guy who tried to change the constitution to keep CBK for ever ( executive prime minister ) ? wasn’t he the guy who jumped the gun and called ban Ki Moon and save MR ( soon after the release of PoE report ), wasn’t he the guy who defended Rohitha Bogols cross over and opened the doors for the exodus ? as a matter of fact who is WR ? is he an opposition MP ? looks like he is a double agent !why would any one try to cling on to WR’s double talk ? isn’t it clear that DJ looking for lame excuses to justify his ludicrous arguments ?

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      Not just the 13A, the entire current Sri Lankan constitutions is joke. In experienced Colvin R de Silva showed off his under capacity by messing up with something created by a senior experienced, lawyers like Soulbury. That was the end of the story of Sri Lankan Constitution. The minor loophole that was left on the 1948 constitution(ability to be amended by Modaya Crowd) has let the monster loose. Now there is new constitution and amendment available for breakfast, lunch and supper. UNP comedians are bringing lawsuit based on these comedy pieces. At the same time they are shouting loud to abandon it because it is virtually shutting them off from coming to power. What a joke is to show case case here as a material matter?

      TNA has clearly mentioned in its election manifestation that “self rule” is their object. There is a pending case about that election manifestation. Tamils know what is going to be the verdict and they are awaiting it to be released before March so that they can take it to UNHRC. Other than that, who cares about the UNP comedians who are completely rejected by the Sinhalese?

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      Dayan,

      Please dont get discouraged by haters. We really know why they attack you. Calling you a mahinda stooge or as a boot licker of this regime is to make you stop writing when your analytical letters are cruicial at this time. You are a rare intellect this country has. Please continue with your work.

      Thanks
      Sach

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        sach

        “Calling you a mahinda stooge or as a boot licker of this regime is to make you stop writing when your analytical letters are cruicial at this time.”

        Why do you believe his “analytical letters” are cruicial at this time?

        “You are a rare intellect this country has.”

        A man without intellectual honesty is a rare commodity indeed.

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      Dayan:

      Your “ACROSS” the SL political spectrum is incorrect. It is true only within the Sinhala political spectrum, the opposition parties included. With a majority vote passing of the resolution by the NPC it has obviously become a Sinhala vs Tamil issue. This is not new as that has been the truth since independence.

      You have admitted elsewhere that even your suggestions/proposals have been ignored by the regime. Notwithstanding who in the regime are the unruly minions, as without their master’s nod the dogs would not be wagging the tails with contempt. The antagonist behaviour of this regime, despite the overtures by the NPC CM, cannot go on indefinitely. Such contempt behaviour by a regime smacks of racism and utter disregard to the elected reps. The behaviour of the president leaves the CM and the TNA with no choice but to externalise it, as seeking solutions within the country seems to be ignored on purpose.

      For almost five years there has been no sympathy nor support forthcoming from the Sinhalese and any Tamil expecting it must have his/her head examined. As it was the plain truth since independence, the parameters still remain, if not has even been extended. Let Wijedasa express his opinion. It has no relevance to the Tamils. After all, the CM was a former Supreme Court Judge. There is only that much that the Tamils can take. R Sampanthan had even forewarned of this consequence some time back but the president has no time to listen to the Tamils’ grievances, although he must have known by now that the Tamils know that he is a perennial liar.

      Pray tell me what kind of a dud president he is when he can’t or doesn’t want to grab the opportunity to negotiate with moderate Tamil leaders. The CM had earned the displeasure of the Tamils for the gestures towards the president but what choice is he left with a racist and foolhardy regime breathing down on him. Doesn’t it seem to occur to you that we are back at where we all started. The Tamil leaders are right – with no positive indication of any redress the only choice is to internationalise it. The president had even mentioned on the replacement of the NPC secretary but now he has started giving excuses. Right now, the greatest protection the Tamils have is to seek the help of the international community, and particularly Tamilnadu. Believe me, SL and this regime will end up paying a very heavy price.

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      DJ keeps lean more and more to Wijayadasa Rajapakse in recent times. Meaning nothing personally, Rajapakse is over-estimated by the
      Sinhala-speaking political activists. Although the quality of the senior lawyers has declined from those high levels this country set in the world of jurisprudence – QCs H.V. Perera, GGP,S. Nadesan, C. Thiagalingam, EFN Gratien, the Wickremanayake Brothers et al. This was decades ago. The scene today is dominated by Romesh de Silva, K.C. Choksey, Faiz Mustapha, Ranjit Abeysuriya, K. Kanag-Iswaran and others. Rajapakse, who can hardly speak or write English properly, falls far behind. His comments on the Constitution, DJ refers to, is irrelevant as the Constitution refuses to provide justice to the Tamils. For it to be meaningful it has to be changed soon together with the National Flag.

      DJ is disingenuous. There is growing respect for Vigneswaren and the NPC in the South in as much there is sympathy for the Tamils, under attack both by the army and the Rajapakses in various forms in the North. The Sinhalese are beginning to realise they are being used to keep the regime in power while their lot in daily living is spiralling downwards.

      Kettikaran

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      DJ, when the Government does not allow the PCs the powers vested in the constitution to be practiced by the PCs, what do you expect the PCs to do? They have no other alternative but to appeal to the international bodies. Why do you consider this wrong? They did the correct thing. Why don’t you and your group who are organizing events first pass a resolution calling the Government to allow the PCs all the powers given to them in the constitution. First do that if you and your group are honest people.

  • 0
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    A tongue in cheek article………..

  • 8
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    Superb article. This bugger, DJ deserves it, if he can understand it, despite his Dr,This brave Tamil should continue with his excellent observations, to educate the Patriots, of all people.

  • 9
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    Dayan jatilakeis no different from the stereotype Sinhalese intellectual immersed and soaked in the Mahavamsa prejudices and his views are are a subtle reflection of this thinking.

    There are only a handful of honest Sinhalese intellectuals such as Shirani Serasinghe, Tisaranee Gunasekara, Laksiri Fernando, R.M.B Senanayake, Lakmali Hemachandra and the like.

    DJ is basically an intellectual mercenary to further his self interests, besides the Sinhala hegemonic agenda.

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      Yep. That is how he started. But now he is the brains behind the Sri Lankan ‘deep state’ and this gives his huge N-Type ego the nourishment it requires for its continued growth. He is one of the most dangerous people in Hitlers Government and is in charge of implementing the genocidal responses that he recommends from time to time like destroying wellawatta and killing a million Indian Tamils in the hills which his N-Type ego is emminently suited to doing. He is also the architect of the low intensity conflict in the hills supported by chinese supply lines running up the hills from HAMBANTOT (known as the DJ doctrine) as a response to any punitive missions that may be launched against Hitler and his Reich.

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    NO NAME BRAND

    You are right, if the white van comes to you it would be for the quality of your writing. They would want to abduct you to get you to write more of the same to provide relief for insomniacs. Your father-in-law is smart, please listen to him.

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    Prez Rajapakse lets the NPC pass resolutions and nothing but resolutions. NO MORE:

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-continuing-divide-between-what-is-required-to-be-done-and-what-is-done/

    NPC is doing the only thing it is allowed to do.

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    In case the readers have failed to note:

    ”…… Mr Weeratunga’s presentation does not contain any of the following points which could rally the requisite support to deflect the threat of an international accountability mechanism:

    1.A credible local investigation by distinguished Sri Lankan personalities of high international repute.
    2.A compressed time frame for the full implementation of the 13th amendment.
    3.The speedy arrest and prosecution of those identifiable through video evidence of attacking places of religious worship.
    4.A strong anti-discrimination legislation and a powerful watchdog body with teeth.
    5.A UNESCO supervised revision of school text books by a panel of internationally renowned Sri Lankan scholars (such as Prof Sudharshan Seneviratne) so as to minimize prejudice against communities and ‘build the defences of peace in the minds of men’.
    6.The reconstitution of the Ministry of Human Rights and the Peace Secretariat (SCOPP) as well as the appointment of a highly respected National Ombudsman for Human Rights who would report to parliament and a more autonomous and credible National Commission of Human Rights.
    7.The restoration of the independent commissions proposed by the 17th amendment, albeit with no prejudice to the 18th amendment and the removal of presidential term limits.
    8.The bridging legislation needed domestically to fully incorporate the ICCPR.

    Thus there are no serious, verifiable structural reforms on offer which can be counter-posed to the dangerously de-stabilising call for an international accountability mechanism and intrusive (even invasive) process. …..”
    – The Lalith Weeratunga Presentation, Dayan Jayatilleke, 28 January 2014,
    ttp://groundviews.org/2014/01/28/the-lalith-weeratunga-presentation/

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      Why, Oh why:

      ”albeit with no prejudice to the 18th amendment and the removal of presidential term limits”

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    First of all I thank the author of this article to expose the true Sinhala Fundamentalist mentality of Dr DJ.

    Dr. DJ do not represent Sri Lanka. He represents Rajapakse regime and he was an appointed diplomat to protect the crimes of Rajapakse regime. He is an opportunistic and his recent writings are to convince Rajapakse in order to get a ministerial post.

    There is nothing wrong in the resolution calling for a international investigation for war crimes committed during the war. It is the will of the North Eastern People and they have the right to call for an international investigation. It may be wrong based on the Sri Lankan constitution. The DJ should understand that committing war crimes and violating human rights are wrong under constitution. You Sinhalese created the constitution and you have the power to decide or change it at your will at any time to suit you. The constitution is valid only when it is created and implemented without discriminating the people by race, colour, religion and political difference. Under which constitutional arrangement Rajapakse regime use white vans to abduct and murder its opponents?

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      Ajith, re. your reference to use of White Vans

      If White vans were used as a tactic of containtment during the conflict, they certainly were an ingenious deterent against terrorism. They were certainly cheaper than drones, and very effective in selecting their targets and, did not kill or maime dozens of innocent civilians.
      Treat the White Van phenomenon with respect!

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        I am not surprised about your acceptance of white vans to abduct and murder political opponents and journalists. These are cheapest way of ruling the Nation. I know you have different type of techniques to kill dozens of innocent civilians as well. We know how your tactics killed over 70,000 innocent Tamils in the no fire zone. I don’t know how cheaper is that technique.

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        lal

        “Treat the White Van phenomenon with respect!”

        I am sorry, why?

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    Dear Dr.DJ,

    It’s nice to see that you have taken trouble to leave a comment here.

    However please note that sometimes, when we read you, you seems far too contradictory in your writing, is it the effect of the moon?

    Radical situations require radical actions.The situation of NPC and especially justice Wigneshwaran is such, a radical resolution was passed.

    Nobody can defend this government, however smart he/she is, that is a fact.

    USA, UK,UN and what not is after U & me because of the proverbial monkey mentality of the ruling clan, not other way around.

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    Ajith

    “He represents Rajapakse regime and he was an appointed diplomat to protect the crimes of Rajapakse regime.”

    He represents no one, but himself, and makes sure his interests is preserved (more war mongering). He was a hired gun providing necessary cover for state atrocities.

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    Meet the spindoctor Dayan Jayatilleka

    I remember in the aftermath of Lalith Athulathmudali assassination, President Premadasa said: “When you point a finger at me do not forget three fingers pointing at you” the same thing I have to say about Dayan. He was stripped naked at Lalith Athulathmudali’s funeral at the Colombo cemetery by some angry mourners who manhandled him when Dayan went on a spy mission for the Premadasa government. Dayan was a Director, Conflict Studies, Institute of Policy Studies (1990-94), functioning as Advisor/Consultant to President Premadasa (1989-93), now a leading spin doctor for Rajapaksa regime.

    Dayan comes from an upper middle-class background and has no sense of suffering of poor people; the only child of a well-known journalist and editor, the late Mervyn de Silva. He was an undergraduate of Peradeniya University in the late 70s and was a key figure of Social Study Circle of the university. When there were talks in the art theatre he came with a lot of quotations from Karl Marx, Lenin, Friedrich Engels, and Mao Tse-tung to show off his knowledge about those theories. He never wanted to take a risk for others although he wanted to be seen as a pure Marxist.

    At Peradeniya University, he was known as ‘Onta’ among the students: The nickname ‘Onta’ means ‘On Tow’. Dayan was seen all the time with his girlfriend pulling her gently with one hand as he was walking while holding a shoulder bag with other hand which contained Marxist books and quotations, and a bottle of boiled water. He did not like to drink water other students had in the university.

    During the historic students’ struggle, in 1976, against the tyranny of university president Professor Vithanage and the Sirima Bandaranaike government, clever Dayan disappeared from the university. Students who knew him said ‘Dayan behethakatawath hoyaganna ne’, meaning Dayan vanished without trace. When everything became normal he emerged with his girlfriend and the shoulder bag. He was badly embarrassed to see others who became victims of the brutal police attack. Since then students never allowed him to talk bullshit in public.

    About 2400 years ago, Greek Philosopher Plato had described democracy as “a governance of fools” when his teacher, a great philosopher, Socrates was sentenced to death by the majority of the Jury. Socrates had been teaching the truth about the society and politics. Dayan knows how to play with fools. Go on Dayan!

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      Thank you for the background. Now I understand his “love” of Sajith !

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      Many thanks FOR THIS GOLDEN INFO. Batchas should be known all these bits better than anyone else. You are right saying those from middle upper classes in general have not pulse feeling towards the folks.

      Yes this kind of information was long long overdue.

      Now self proclaimed maxist – stay mum when everything go up against the rule of law in the junta regime of MR and the bunch.

      He even dares to open up his view – the affinity to Pro -Rajapakshe as if he was born yesterday.
      This is mere truth about his analytical knowledge- as he is repeatedly going to paint. Donkeys would get it, while others will stay silent looking at the creature´s true colours.

      I thought THE maxists – IN GENERAL- respect law and order above everything.

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    A Nameless Tamil = A Stateless Tamil = A Genderless Tamil = A Genocided Tamil

    Long live the Tamil genocide!

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      Fathima is like herpes, if it doesn’t get treated at the very beginning it will get worser and worser.

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    The best part is, both Sinhalese and Tamils equally dislike Dayan Jayatilleka. He is just another fraud. From the above comments it is clear that acts like a chameleon, kept changing colors. What is the point in his doctorate? He has totally lost is respect and credibility.

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      Please excuse my typing errors.

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    Mr/Mrs nameless Tamil says:
    “We Tamils are not aggressors; we have been systematically victimized by State organized pogroms, since 1956.”
    So, bombings of Central Bank killing and maiming of 300 civilians,sacred places such as The Maligawa, killing of women, children and infants in Seruwila, dozens of Buddhist priests, 20 innocent school boys, numerous suicide attacks, expulsion of Muslims from Jaffna are not aggression?The scumbag LTTE were labelled as Terrorists by no less than 32 countries and they were “aggressors”.

    Mr/Mrs nameless Tamil says:
    “Tamils fought and continue to fight for their own territory, and their own rights, which are legitimately endowed to them. I believe, the best comparison for the Sri Lankan Tamils, would be the Aborigines of Australia, and Red-Indians of Americas.”
    I have to disagree again. Tamils arrived as invaders and settled in Sinhala Sri Lanka long after the Sinhalese. The Sinhala kingdoms pre date any Tamil settlements in the North and East. They are integral part of the Unitary state. There is no comparison or parallels with Australian aboriginals or Red- Indians of America, the latter were indiginous, the Tamils are decendends of more recent arrivals (invaders, looters, indentured labourers).
    The world at large ignored the plight of Germans and Japanese after their defeats, because they were seen as aggressors. Perhaps, the world at large had good reason to treat the screams of the diaspora lunatics the same way in May 2009. I think you made that point before I did. 40,000 deaths are a lie, but in the context of achieving peace, numbers need not matter. Enjoy the peace!
    Cheers!
    (Perhaps some Veddah fellow has something to say about your comparison of Sri Lankan Tamils with Aboriginals of Australia and, the Red-Indians of America)

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    Dayan Jayatilleka is a [Edited out]

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    lalu,

    descendant of Demeda or long lost cousin of Lalu Prasad Yadav,

    (Perhaps some Veddah fellow has something to say about your comparison of Sri Lankan Tamils with Aboriginals of Australia and, the Red-Indians of America)

    What is your point if there is one?

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    Most of the commentators here are just regime haters. Guided by anti-Sri Lankan mindset. Nothing beyond that.

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      OpenEye

      “Most of the commentators here are just regime haters. Guided by anti-Sri Lankan mindset. Nothing beyond that.”

      I beg your prdon.

      I didn’t know until you told us that hating regime amounts to being anti-Sri lankan minset.

      Where did you get the idea?

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    Nameless Tamil,

    There is nothing to laugh about and this DJ is a disgrace to every DJ in the world and he is far from cool. He is a slimy chameleon like creature who leaps from one position to another BUT the trend of his utterances when observed – yes and there are those who are observing very carefully what this evil is upto – add up to the authorship of a deep strategic framework that has generated a ‘deep state’ in Sri Lanka along with a doctrine that I shall call the DJ Doctrine as well as a nexus of operatives who are committed to its implementation who include people from all ranks but with a clearly evident bias towards certain sections of the you know whats.

    The challenge that this evil and ugly fellow throws to the world is “Imagine if the people of Germany had called for an international probe on the firebombing of Dresden, five years after losing a war in which the majority of them had supported the Nazis and Hitler. Of course the people of Germany did no such thing. If they had, or indeed if the Japanese people had called for an international probe on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki five years after that war crime, one can well imagine what the response of the victorious Allies and the world community would have been”.

    Ok let us give it a try. The ‘people of Germany’ having supported the Nazi project of Hitler, elected him to power democratically, placed at his disposal the nation state, fought for his project, gave their lives to it by manning his armed forces and then find themselves bombed to bits and then ask for and international probe. They do not have to ask for one. The international community disgusted at the genocidal project of Herr Hitler has already set up an international probe and is busy tracking down and punishing the perpetrators. None of them is killed by masons who worked at their houses, bludgeoned on the streets of Berlin, disappeared in white vans or tortured and murdered. All of them are brought to trial and sentenced and their sentences carried out.
    Historians throughout the world attempt to document the Nazi project and its outcome. Mass graves are found and marked. An attempt is made to arrive at the number of victims of genocide and the number of 6,000,000 Jews victimized is globally accepted. No number is as yet available for the number of other minorities who were killed in pursuit of the Nazi project.

    The Eelam Tamils IDIOTS though they are, have NEVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THE NAZIS. Unlike the Germans they never elected Piraphakaran to power and unlike the Germans most of them preferred not to join Piraphakarans army. The Eelam Tamils never had any agenda that is even remotely like the genocidal DJ Doctrine and they never advocated the genocide of the Sinhalese.

    The way that the DJ thinks is an absolute disgrace to every institution at which he claims to have learned at and which by doing so makes party to his vile pattern of thinking. He drags Gramsci into the gutter along with himself and he does an immense dis service to the Cuban national revolution as well by his attempts to identify with its ideological base.
    The Sinhalese, and in particular the Sinhala Buddhists, but also the Sinhala Christians and the Sinhala Muslims and Sinhala Italians, Sinhala Americans, Sinhala British, and Sinhala whatevers – yes with a few very rare exceptions of which you my dear reader may be one, but at the moment I can identify only two as such with any degree of certainty – are FASCISTS plain and simple however educated or enlightened they may claim to be. The DJ is the ideologue and political strategist of this whole Sinhala Buddhist fascist project and it is he who will be held accountable for bringing together the various strands of ideology and action and welding them into a solid foundation that has become the base for THE RISE OF FASCISM whose ideological roots have always been anchored in Asian paganism of the ‘tantrik’ sort and which today wears the garb of neo paganism and post modernism to dress up its agenda of the enslavement of the human mind and the harnessing of its power to greed, self aggrandizement and meaningless consumption that leads to the damage of the environment and the destruction of life that generates a situation within which all beings live in fear and all beings are unhappy.
    A new generation with a new thinking must rise up to counter the ‘Dark Arts’ of the DJ Doctrine and its ‘Deep State’ and this new generation of thinkers must advance a new vision that can counter the violent and oppressive one advocated by the DJ Doctrine. Nameless Tamil, in the name of every DJ in the world and in the name of the enjoyment, love and laughter that DJs help bring into this world I implore you not to call this evil being DJ and instead to refer to him henceforth as “Shaitan” which exposes his real and evil nature that brings nothing but suffering to all beings and destruction to the world.

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    Dayan likes to pose like a western educated democratic leader.But inside, he is a rabid racist. He does not like Rajapakse’s crude way of oppression of Tamils. He likes to discriminate against Tamils by sophisticated techniques copied from the West.

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