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Anura Kumara Dissanayake Is A Capable Leader, TNA Congratulates, TNA Calls On JVP To Work Together

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) congratulates the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and Anura Kumara Dissanayake on his assumption of office as the third leader of the JVP.

Anura Kumara Dissanayake

Anura Kumara Dissanayake

“Mr. Dissanayake is a capable leader, whose appointment strengthens the progressive forces of this country.” says the TNA.

Issuing a statement the TNA said today; “The JVP has struggled to alleviate oppression and suffering, especially in the South, and Mr. Dissanayake has dedicated himself to that cause. He has displayed high standards of parliamentary practice and has been a vocal advocate of the fundamental principles of equality, democratic government, justice and the rule of law. In particular, we welcome the JVP’s rejection of racist politics, its continued calls for truth and justice for those tortured, killed and disappeared over the past 43 years and its commendable campaign against corruption.  He has rightly called for the confinement of the military to barracks, for impartial and expeditious investigations into the mass graves at Matale and Mannar. He has also called for the restoration of judicial independence, law and order. The TNA has consistently advocated on these very issues.

“The TNA calls on the JVP to work with it towards the eradication of oppression and tyranny. The TNA looks forward to working with the JVP and Mr. Dissanayake in the struggle to build a pluralist society based on the principles of truth, justice and equality, with lasting reconciliation for all.”

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    i wish and hope Anura Kumara has the audacity to work with TNA and abandon some of the hardline communal mentality regarding devolution of power!!

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      Small yet an important step in the right direction by TNA.

      I am no big fan of ethnicity based political parties. Still, this message is very much welcome. I choose to believe it is honestly meant by TNA.

      JVP has transformed itself to a great extent. It looks like it atleast. TNA must follow suit.

      Sri Lanka’s democratic, peaceful, prosperous future needs both parties.

      Cheers!

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        All viable Sri Lankan parties are ethnicity based; the SLFP and UNP are defacto Sinhala parties .

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          Says you, to justify the tamil communal politics.

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        I agree Ben. There is much ahead of us and so much for us. We can build our nation together.

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        AKD is a leader that the nation keeps the faith.
        But many in the country would not forget the 89 insurgency easily.

        People across the country that opposed JVP then seem to pay their interest today being unable to tolerate the over corrupted nature of MR regime to this day.

        Be it peace and reconciliation, rule of law and order, crime investiagion, rulers have failed to deliver justice to this day. Latter is more contrast today than in the past.

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      Do.

      Best of luck, SriLanka, to get away from communalism and authoritarianism

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      Yes.

      “The JVP has struggled to alleviate oppression and suffering, especially in the South, and Mr. Dissanayake has dedicated himself to that cause. He has displayed high standards of parliamentary practice and has been a vocal advocate of the fundamental principles of equality, democratic government, justice and the rule of law.”

      The cause and curse of Lanka was the failure to form an Egalitarian society, and the socialists and other egalitarians, selling out their principles and humanity initially to the Sinhala Buddhist Chauvinists and the resulting Tamil Chauvinists.

      Let us all wish Mr. Anura Kumara, to straiten this non-egalitarian mess, and not sell out like Wimal Baluwansa and the LSSP , NM Perera, Colvin R de Silva and others.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanka_Sama_Samaja_Party

      In 1964 the LSSP held a conference, at which the majority agreed with a theoretical categorisation of the SLFP by Hector Abhayavardhana as a petty bourgeois party, leaving the door open to a united front with it. A minority faction, led by Colvin R de Silva and Leslie Goonewardena, opposed the move but opted to stay within the Party. Another minority faction led by Edmund Samarakkody, Merryl Fernando, V Karalasingham and Bala Tampoe, left the party and formed the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (Revolutionary)- LSSP(R).

      Later that year, the LSSP joined the coalition government of Sirimavo Bandaranaike. Three of its MPs became Ministers; Dr N. M. Perera (Finance), Cholomondely Goonewardena (Public Works) and Anil Moonesinghe (Communications). The LSSP was expelled from the Fourth International, and the membership was passed on to LSSP(R).

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    My best wishes to AKD and his party. On a personal note, my Academic Career was ignited by another JVP leader, who now holds a high place in Academia.

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      what happened actually ?

      That may have nothing him being JVP, but the person ´s nature. Some regardless of the party politics are born with those characteristics. Why I am telling you this – I know what that means to have lower ranks just becuase of some people´s characters. Latter is common not only to lankens but also to Europeans.

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    dhammika herath

    TNA is for 13A ++++++++++++

    JVP is for complete destruction of 13A including ———- and Provincial Councils.

    Is there a slim chance of meeting of minds?

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      What about the destabilization of the state? They can work so much together on that front, JVP in hope of a Socialist hell and TNA in hope of a tamil apartheid.

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        You do not understand what Apartheid means, unless you mean living apart literally.

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        Liberal One

        “What about the destabilization of the state? They can work so much together on that front,”

        It is good idea.

        Then we should welcome it.

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          Ofcourse you wish nothing but chaos and destruction upon this country. But I’m no sadist like you.

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            Liberal One

            “Ofcourse you wish nothing but chaos and destruction upon this country.”

            My only wish is to liberate Buddha’s teaching from Sinhala/Buddhists.

            My long objective is to kick all stupid Tamils and stupid Sinhalese back to their ancestral homeland in Tamilnadu.

            What I like to do on a regular basis to insult both stupid Sinhalese/Tamils, because both not only deserve it but proud being stupids.

            “But I’m no sadist like you.”

            Sadism and masochism are two experiences that you regularly practice and enjoy both.

            Read the following:

            Rohana Wijeweera cremated alive – Eyewitness account of how the JVP Leader was killed

            http://www.nation.lk/edition/news-features/item/13033-rohana-wijeweera-cremated-alive.html

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              Is this why you bring up obvious fat lies?

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                Liberal One

                “Is this why you bring up obvious fat lies?”

                Such as???????????????????

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                Lazy fat cat,

                What a shame you fear you own shadow which is your only friend.

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          N V ;
          [“What about the destabilization of the state?
          They can work so much together on that front,”
          It is good idea.
          Then we should welcome it.}

          JARAPASSA And Clan and Security goons with the help of opposition [Ranil +] already done it.
          There is Nothing left for others to destabilization of the state.
          And WE ARE PAYING For others Sins.

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            JULAMPITIYE AMARAYA

            “There is Nothing left for others to destabilization of the state. And WE ARE PAYING For others Sins.”

            I agree

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      Bravo Native V. You precisely hit the nail to the head.

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      Dear Native V,

      The JVP has shed its anti-Tamil prejudice years ago and has clearly seen the light. They are seen in Tamil areas now – more often than before holding meetings, joining demos and so on.

      To answer your question – why not? After all, politics is the art of
      the possible.

      Senguttuvan

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        Senguttuvan

        “The JVP has shed its anti-Tamil prejudice years ago and has clearly seen the light.”

        I beg to differ.

        Has JVP amended the class 5 where it described up country working class people as the 5th Column? As far as I know JVP hasn’t change anything. For an organisation which champions the rights of the people, to say such things about really hard working people is not only hypocrisy of the worse kind but cruel as well. They haven’t said sorry to those people.

        Have they really transformed themselves from a feudalistic peasant Pol Potist narrow nationalistic Sinhala/Buddhists freedom hating fantasists to a reliable progressive partner for the future?

        The second failed JVP terrorism from 1987 to 1990 picked up momentum for only when it started opposing Indo Lankan agreement and 13th Amendments, which was meant to devolve power to all provinces. They didn’t say sorry to the people.

        While the JVP opposed India within the island its top leadership desperately sought and received refuge in India, Somawansa publicly said this while he was addressing meeting. I was told nearly 1,000 members of JVP found sanctuary in India including Tamilnadu. By the way I am also told that the deal was negotiated by a Tamil outside Sri Lanka. If this is not hypocrisy what is.

        Though the JVP opposed Provincial Councils, it continues to contest PC elections and enjoy the trappings of power that go with being member of PCs. How much hypocrisy they think the people would put up with.

        JVP didn’t oppose the war, in fact they promoted more war mongering, in the name of revolutionary violence. JVP never said sorry to the minorities, in fact earlier according to one report they wanted to prevent Sri Lanka being prosecuted for war crimes. Has the JVP officially accepted the armed forces had indeed perpetrated war crimes in the North. I haven’t seen any statement.

        JVP initiated the De-merger of North East Provincial Council at the Supreme Court and won its petition against merger. Here is the relevant bit according to Wikipedia:

        “On 14 July 2006, after a long campaign against the merger, the JVP filed three separate petitions with the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka requesting a separate Provincial Council for the East.[2] On 16 October 2006 the Supreme Court ruled that the proclamations issued by President Jayewardene were null and void and had no legal effect.[2] The North Eastern Province was formally demerged into the Northern and Eastern provinces on 1 January 2007.”

        Sarath Silva was on the bench who did not allow the Tamils to put across their argument or case for merger. That was a convenient arrangement between MR, JVP, and Sarath Silva. Later JVP was complaining about rule of law and de facto judge and so on.

        How much hypocrisy can you take from these Sinhala/Buddhist former terrorists?

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          Dear NV,

          Please allow me to expand on my previous comments. There is the
          violent, unyielding, pseudo-racialist/nationalist JVP of the 1971-1989 period while the fascistic Wijeweera was alive and then the JVP of the post-2006 period after men like Weerawansa showed their personal ambitions over Workers/Farmers’ interests. Like all political parties of some standing the JVP has metamorphosised to today’s reality. I believe they have, at least openly, shed their anti-Tamil posture.

          You are certainly right in their earlier strident anti-Indianism they mischievously projected the hard-working Indian-origin worker as the 5th Column. Since then they have men like Chandrasekeran (former JVP MP) whom they brought into their Central Committee to signal to the country they are shedding their communal garb. I am aware they are trying to get more than a foothold in the plantation areas to attract the Indian Tamil worker.

          For their own political survival and to retain their appeal to the Sinhala electorate, in the nature of our unprincipled politics, they may pay lip-service to oppose much of the essence within the 13th Amendment, PCs and so forth. But they have begun
          to learn to respect Indian’s standing to bring in peace and reconciliation to Sri Lanka. They cannot be foolish to ignore India’s growing importance in the continent and the world. I have been personal witness to what my friend former IHC Nirupam Sen accomplished to bring in the JVP from their virulent anti-Indianism to their now changed stand. I am also aware they have made serious links to several Indian leftist parties in recent years and have, in fact, been invited to address political confabs in the sub-continent.

          I am no great admirer of the JVP and the content of its leadership then or now. In my view, there is a limitation to their influences even in the Sinhala South. And yet it will be foolish to entirely ignore their capacity to influence political events in the country – irrespective of whether they are good or otherwise.

          Rgds/Senguttuvan

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          Native you are right the JVP will be exactly like
          Nepal’s Maoists face ideological crisis after elections.

      • 0
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        `After all, politics is the art of the possible.`

        It is the art of hoodwinking the desperate but never the art of intelligence.
        Native has given you a classic chronology of events of the minimaruwo.

        I am suprised that you now have turned your back on the hand that feeds the nation the voiceless Tea estate worker whom both the JT’s and Sihala together disenfranchised and who have always been beaten, houses burnt etc – the cannon fodder when there is a JT Sihala disagreement.

        When the combo NM Colvin Sirima got the landslide we had to burn our hard earned cash, lost our land and homes and lost our schools- the uduran kana paksaya.

        Recently you were lamenting about burgers who never supported you at least I know after 56. The same way north india does not support TN after big thief valuwar karunanedi party went crazy on the language. Smart India has now called all southern languages as classic by adding other qualifications to stand alone and of course kicked the sihala buddist butt by not accepting Pali.
        I know so many R Velalas who studied and did well in Tamil but say they dont know and the same goes in India with Tamil Bhramins when they live in the north.

        Tread carefully because freedom does never come on a feather-bed but has to be plucked and carries responsibility.

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    Birds of a feather flock together.
    In this instance the JVP and TNA, both of which caused so much suffering to the people of Sri Lanka by deceiving the youth of the country to take up guns to achieve goals, but instead they died in vain.

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      When the system makes non violent protest impossible, violent protest is the outcome.

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        Had the JVP achieved their goal, you and I wont be alive today. They did not want to protest. Instead they wanted to eliminate people over 40 years in age and anyone who opposed their policies and plans. A living hell just like what the LTTE did.

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      Really ? The JVP was pushed to violence in ’89 by the UNP. In n era where thieves, rapists n murderers rule, the JVP and the TNA appear to be the saner parties. True, there are differences, they must be, otherwise they will be one party. And differences will reach the middle ground, the third way, the Holy Way of the Buddha.

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      Raja

      I am trying to understand your sentiments.

      What I could not understand is how these youth whom you sympathize with were easily mislead by JVP and TNA where the youth were ready to kill and to be killed.

      Did these two groups of people suddenly drop from the sky?

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        Native Vedda, the JVP had many unemployed arts graduates with no hope of getting employment, due to incorrect education planning at the time. They thought the quickest way to get jobs was to eliminate older people and political opponents. As for the LTTE, it is well known that Indira Ghandi’s Indians created them for political reasons and the LTTE thereafter kidnapped or indoctrinated youth and ordered them to fight for a separate state.
        Both these movements were well organised and evolved over time and neither were sudden appearances. We must not condone terrorism even if the goals are reasonable.

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          Raja

          “We must not condone terrorism even if the goals are reasonable.”

          I agree,

          It is the responsibility of the state to create equal opportunity to all people. It is for the people to elect the right members for political offices. It is the responsibility of the state institutions to serve and safe guard people’s interest.

          Failure to honour their responsibility create more problems to the people.

          Neglect will create more terrorists.

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          The state carries out Terrorism all the time, so does that mean the State should not be condoned.

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          ” As for the LTTE, it is well known that Indira Ghandi’s Indians created them “

          you dont seem to know how to lie!

          The Partition. Porkistan is its enemy and they have had many a war. Porkistan has created terrorist to strike India. Manmohan government alone had 12 terrorist suicide bombs and Lanka cricket got 1 roadside bomb.
          Never have we heard of Indian government sponsored terror.
          The tigers seduced retired ww2 soldiers and found their way then to Golan heights to learn suicide bombing.

          Gooota is harboring the terrorist as ministers to unleash them on on the west and India and that is the major problem for everyone.

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      Suppression of all forms of democratic freedom and the use of state violence by the respective Govts. as a reponse to emergence of new thinking and new forces, are the causes for the rebellious reaction of such new groups. That is the lesson that must be learnt from the past.

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    My Best Wishes To Anura Kumara Sahodaraya and his Party.!!!

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      Shanthi

      Could you advise Anura Kumara Dissanayake to change the colour of his shirt/T shirt, never to sport a beard and never to wear Mao/Castro cap.

      Thank you.

      I forgot, please also advise him never to write a red book or address his party supporters as Comrades.

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        It seems to be a good advice. Those who talked of Marxism, Socialism, Mao Thoughts, Castro Revolution, etc. etc. have led downn the masses right along and people have no more respect for these. If the JVP is to forge ahead its campaign should issued based than blunt ideology.

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          Corrected Comment:-

          It seems to be a good advice.Those who talked of Marxism, Socialism, Mao’s Thoughts, Castro Revolution, etc. etc. have led down the masses right along, and the people have no more respect for these slogans now. If the JVP is to create an impact and forge ahead its campaign should be issue based than being on blunt ideology.

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    -JVP was dead against the Indo-Srilankan accord and organised demonstration against the accord.TNA also didnt have the guts to support the accord.NOw,after thousands of innocent people being killd Sammanthan has admitted that it was a mistake .

    -JVP opposed the peace package of Chandrika kumaratunge.TNA also did the same thing.Now the same Sammanthan has admitted that missing that opportunity was wrong.

    -It was the TULF leaders who incited the innocent Tamil youth to violence and thousands of youths lost their lives as a result of that.The ones who were killed are sons and daughters of poor Tamils. JVP also did the same thing and thousands of innocent Sinhala youth lost their lives.
    It was the JVPers who went to the court and demerged North and East ,which had been temporarily merged for almost two decades.TNA “says” North and east is the home land of the Tamils and it should remain one unit.Ha..Ha..Ha…

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      Ramany K

      In both cases you mean the armed forces did not kill any innocent civilian?

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        JVP Killed Innocent civilians for sure. And so did LTTE. They are the same – TERRORISTS!!!

        It is JVP that introduced Terrorism to Sri Lanka

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          Peiris Unnehe,

          How many did this GOSL kill after the war?

          Massive grave are been dug up. These are Hum,an Rights abuses after the war on Sinhalese.

          So I think we can call GOSL a Terrorist org. also, I am correct?

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            Never denied that Kalal

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          Although SL Gov killed innocents while crushing JVP and LTTE.. they got rid of greater evil. Did you want to live under JVP terror or LTTE terror ? get real. while SL Gov should be brought to book for HR violations (UNP in the case of JVP crushing and present party in power in case of ltte defeat) the GOV did what needed to be done. If JVP wants to emerge as a leading party they will need to re-examine their bloody past and will have to admit some hard truths.

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      Tamil youth picked up arms because for decades Sinhala government backed mobs were routinely torturing and killing Tamils. On top of this you had decades of institutional anti Tamil discrimination in public sector jobs.

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      There was no need for anyone else to mislead the Tamil or Sinhala youths to become rebellious and, sometimes, take to arms. It was social injustice created by dishonest politicians who took reigns of the Govt. at different times that prompted the respective youths to resort to extra-democratic methods to fight against the oppressive Govts. The reasons of such groups for their attitudes could differ but the cause is the one and the same; that is social injustice.

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    Who is throwing a lifeline and to whom and why ??

    First it was TULF & the BOYS.
    Then it was BOYS and the Catholic & Christian Church.
    Thereafter, it was the BOYS + Catholic & Christian Church + UNP+NGOs
    Now, the BOYS+ Catholic & Christian Church+UNP+ NGOs+ JVP

    So much deceit to achieve Eelam……………..

    Talkshop Sumanthiran missing from the scene & the Old Fox busy at work.

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    RIGHT DIRECTION AND RIGHT MOVE.THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TAMIL CAN ACHIEVE THEIR RIGHT AND EQUAL TREATMENTS.WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET THAT JVP PEOPLE NEVER DID ANY VIOLENCE AGAINST THE TAMIL AND IT WAS JR MAKE SUCH BOGUS CLAIM IN 1983.TAMIL MUST NEVER FORGET JVP LEADED STUNTMEN COUNCILS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WHO WORKED TO SECURED TAMIL STUDENTS DAY AND NIGHT AND EVEN RISK THEIR LIVES TO TRAVEL WITH TAMIL STUDENTS TO THEIR HOMES.SO SUCH UNDERSTANDING WILL MAKE NEW MOVE TO SECURE FUTURE FOR TAMIL IN THE NATION.

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      Oh yes the fellas murdered Sinhala people only in 1971 and 1989. So did the LTTE. Are we reborn to believe this nonsense?

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    The JVP needs to change some of its communal policies and accept devolution of power to the tamils. Anura Dissanayake appears to be a sane and sensible person who I am sure will mend the old racist ways of the party as there are enough racist parties in the land to carry the flame for the Sinhala racists.

    The JVP is uncorrupt and more democratic that all the other Southern parties and they have the qualities to attract the democratic peace-loving people to its fold. The JVP, TNA, Azath Salley and the UNP should join together to create a truly democratic front to kick out the corrupt dictator and his kudu mafia from power.

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    The last time their worked together both got GENOCIDE. JVP in 1989. TNA in 2009.

    It is good if they work together so that we can genocide them together.

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    No wonder, One bunch of Terrorists supporting another.

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      D Peiris

      “No wonder, One bunch of Terrorists supporting another. “

      No wonder why terrorists are keep on coming since 5th April 1971.

      Beware your son or daughter could become a terrorist one day. Their comrades could target you for being a traitor or reactionary.

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        Native Vedda,

        Thanks for the warning!

        A terrorist cannot target me as a TRAITOR sir, to be a traitor, I should have been in their camp one time. I wasn’t (they could not recruit me in 1971, and I will never be. Probably Weerawansa qualifies for the title

        Have a nice day! :)

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          D Peiris

          “A terrorist cannot target me as a TRAITOR sir, to be a traitor, I should have been in their camp one time”

          You could be traitor to their “cause” or even an informer. When they wield a gun at you, yourself would start to believe in their “cause”. On the other hand those who are in power want you to be a patriot by accepting all their human rights violations, corruptions and other excesses.

          You are caught between a devil and a devil.

          You may not be in a comfortable position to tovil (exorcise) both.

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            Dear NV,

            What is your point, just to argue for the sake of arguing? JVP is one of the worst things that happened to Sri Lanka. That’s about all, in my opinion. Led by Anuara Kumara or anybody else, JVP Is JVP they do no good.

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              D Peiris

              My point is that we know what the JVP did and so on, how did they emerge as political force. Who created the right condition for it to come from nowhere, or was it?

              Didn’t the failures of previous governments created the wrong conditions for JVP to emerge and consolidate its position among rural youth?

              Blaming JVP and LTTE won’t prevent future uprisings. Being tough on terrorism is not sufficient condition being tough on causes of terrorism may be a necessary condition. That was my second point.

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                Dear NV,

                Thanks,

                Nobody prompted JVP to start what they started in 1971. It was Wijeweera’s crazy idea to topple a Democratically elected government and install is ideal revolutionary set up.

                What did he do – The five lectures; The first one “Soil Erosion”, a craftily designed lecture to make unsuspecting ignorant youth to despise the tea industry and rise against it and destroy it thus destroying the then Sri Lankan economy, Second, “Indian imperialism”, again to set everyone against India, and so on..

                The first major Experiment – to topple the government by an armed struggle – 1971 – failed
                The second major experiment – create a terror wave, ride it and topple the government – 1989 – Failed
                Third major experiment – team up with major opposition, take Fonseka as bait and topple the government – Failed and Fonseka got screwed up right royally.

                Who pays for these?

                I don’t for a moment say that others are good. They are bad as well. These guys are EVIL.

                please correct me if I am wrong

                Thanks again for engaging in a good discussion

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                  D Peiris

                  Please read the article about “Democracy In Crisis At Rajarata” elsewhere in CT.

                  This is the kind of state’s brutality that usually make matters worse. Now this is an ideal condition for radicalization of youth who might or might not take up arms in ten to fifteen years.

                  Your children or grandchildren could be watching and learning from these youth. Don’t blame them if they resort to terrorism when they run out of peaceful means to change unreasonable actions on the part of state, its rulers and the functionaries.

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    This is a welcome statement from the TNA and I am sure this approach will go a long way to build bridges between the South and North.

    Sengodan. M

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    I applaud TNA for this statement.Yes we are desperate for principled politics.Forget about cheap politics which has brought the country to this miserable state.we need parties like TNA and JVP to campaign together for law and order fair governance ,transparency and openness in policies.If they can form a common platform to eradicate the corruption establish fair play in the country we will have no problem in future.Hope this is a small step in a big journey and both parties to showcase their maturity discarding the violent tactics they resorted in past.

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    It is extremely outrageous to read out some comment on this column and I hope it the case of inherited ignorance of some people of this country to pull us into this crisis this far . Therefore I believe they must firstly should have educated about the crisis without issuing petty baseless comments . We must be blissful from the bottom of heart if we can create a reliable bridge between the Tamils in the north and Sinhalese in the South . It doesn’t matter who really does it or who get the credit for it . What we need is to build a confidence between us which has been torn apart for decades . I do not know who can oppose for it , but people who consume the straw instead of rice would oppose for this latest outcome . Wheather it not pseudo or not that we must try it . I’m very much delighted and looking forward to see it happening very near future .as it is the only way to attain to a genuine discussion of reconciliation . As long as they agree to work in one country regardless race and religion it would be a greatest effort made for centuries , if it can be done by TNA and JVP that would be the beginning of new life for all Sri Lankan . I’m sure every one will flock into that and we will certainly have an eternal peace and prosperity to our mother land And eternal stop for the corruption . I know there are many intellectual people who are waiting to give their fullest support willingly if the country move into true direction . Thus I cannot to wait for it . Which we missed it for 6 decades .

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    Mahinda Rajapakse promised in writing to the JVP that he will abolish the Executive Presidency,before his first election as president.
    The JVP swallowed it and supported him.
    Then MR simply forgot his promise.
    Nontheless the JVP were still with him.
    What is AKDissa’s outlook now?

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    Birds of Same Feather, get together! The Tamil Terrorist group & the Sinhalese Terrorist Group with the same mentality are complementing each other. Cheers!

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    Now the biggest problem the country faces is this corrupt regime, R Bros & Sons & their cronies sucking up the nation’s wealth. AKD is a leader who can organize the public to rally against the crooks & force a regime change.

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    Pls visit the page in CT
    Keep Your ‘Kiribath’, Mr. Gammanpila
    March 13, 2013 | Filed under: Colombo Telegraph,Opinion,Popular | Posted by: COLOMBO_TELEGRAPH
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    JHU’s call for public donations rake in Rs. 842,000 February 8, 2014, 6:35 pm

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    But TNA must get rid of their hard line stand and think of an inclusive land with the Sri Lankan identity

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      Rod

      “But TNA must get rid of their hard line stand and think of an inclusive land with the Sri Lankan identity”

      Please define what you think is an inclusive land with Sri Lankan identity?

      Basically you want TNA to accept without protest what is given to them if they are given anything at all, else TNA is holding on to hard line stand.

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        ” Please define what you think is an inclusive land with Sri Lankan identity?”

        Tamils must accept SL has a nation of the Sinhala peoples. Sri lankan identity is Sinahala.

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    TNA brings glad tidings by extending a hand of friendship to the JVP. We see sunshine amidst dark clouds gathering in Genva. TNA please join hands with the enlightened leaders in the UPFA, SLFP and other parties.

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      [Edited out] lorenso (Fathima) learn to type sense and then comment !

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    May be JVP can be pitted against TNA.

    Then we will be laughing.

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    This approval by LTTE Will be a disaster for JVP.

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      nimal

      “This approval by LTTE Will be a disaster for JVP.”

      Has VP approved JVP?

      Where is LTTE now?

      We were told LTTE was terminated in May 2009? Was it a lie?

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        LTTE is working for GOTA now.

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    TNA and JVP ( Peoples Liberation front ) are a good fit.

    Both are responsible for decimating a generation of youth from both Sinhala and Tamil communities.

    Only bit of liberation the JVP did was to help the Rajapaksa to liberate the inhabitant population from Ranil- Prakaran alliance.

    If not TNA would have been the ENA( Eelaam National Alliance) today..

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    I’m glad TNA and JVP are seeing eye to eye!

    In the above statement the TNA lauds JVP for rejecting racist politics. The TNA doesn’t seem to notice the irony in this. Yes, there is no doubt the JVP is rejecting the racist politics of the TNA as evident from what Tilvin Silva caustically said at a meeting in Jaffna in September last year:

    “The aim of TNA is not to find solutions for the issues of the common man, specially for the masses in the North but to gain power for a group of elite and act according to the instructions of India.”

    On the national question, while the TNA and NPC emphasize collective rights, JVP is for a solution based on individual rights. TNA is still wedded to some form of autonomy based on the notion of “homeland,” whereas the JVP’s “An approach for the solution of National Question” clearly rejects any devolution of power based on ethnicity and instead advocates a solution based on equal citizenship and equal individual rights in a unitary state.

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      To a Sinhala supremacist the TNA is racist because TNA opposes the subjugation and destruction of Tamils .

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    I watched AKD addressing the comrades after assuming office as the Leader of JVP. He made a good point on self-sufficiency in rice; all the inputs were imported and the stomachs that digested were local. It was just a hint of what his “chinthanaya” would be. How ever he stopped at just society and there was no mention about its freedom.

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    “IN PARTICULAR WE WELCOME THE JVP REJECTION OF RACIST POLITICS” TNA

    Did you say this? I doubt it very much. Please take a close look at your party and judge for yourself whether JVP will buy this compliment and give you a “hand shake” or “VANNIKAM”. As things are unfolding in that party, I don’t think they will do that too.

    Anyway it is a good statement for you to adopt and give up “RACIST POLITICS” and become a National Party embracing all communities.

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    good combination of JVP and TNA both parties are anarchist of politics. TNA is now toeing new politics of LTTE in different forms. JVP & TNA has alliance is not surprise! Both will destroy principle rights of Democracy enjoy by people of Sri Lanka.

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    The TNA has, within the short time, of it taking over the provincial administration of the North, through its Chief Minister, has demonstrated good wisdom. While stressing the need to find solutions to the long neglected issues of the Tamil people, the TNA also has sent several messages to the political establishment in the South the need to live in peace and amity. As a part of this initiative the congratulatory message to the new leader of the JVP is significant and commendable as, whatever the JVP was in the past, it now works with a clear vision for the whole country which is not found in the thinking and operation of other parties in the South. If the TNA and JVP can come to understanding on major common issues of all the communities and work together, such a situation will augur well for the country and the people and a new trend in Sri Lanka’s politics could be emerging.

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    Nice to see a educated crowd supporting a praising JVP for their political view and actions. People who does not believe in communism is also supporting JVP today as there is no other alternative for corrupt, lawless government. They have done well from 1994.

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      Communism has never been practiced as preached by Marx and Angels and as visioned by Lenin and Trotsky; therefore the general demise of communism although a few talk of it here and there. The JVP too never had its policies set-out according to Communist ideology although it used the colour red and made some slogans here and there. However, in the context of Sri Lanka, the JVP has come into maturity and its present thinking seems to be relistice vis a vis the political situation in Sri Lanka which needs a change. Yet it has a long way to go to rectify its past errors, whatever they be, and become a mass organasition in its true nature and earn the respect of all sections of the people which is the need of the day. The change in the leadership gives a lot of hope in this direction. Let us wish the JVP success.

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