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As You Are Aware Sri Lanka Has Begun A Process To Heal, Rebuild And Reconcile

By Ravinatha Aryasinha

Ravinatha Aryasinha

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha’s speech at the 101st Council Session of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva on  November 30, 2021.

Mr. Chairman,

At the outset let me congratulate Ambassador Hannan on his election and for his leadership in steering our discussions. Allow me to also thank the Director General of the IOM for his comprehensive report, the Secretariat for facilitating our work for this session, and the IOM head of Mission and staff based in Colombo for their dedication.

With nearly 1.7 million Sri Lankans working abroad, and foreign employment impacting nearly 23% of our population, the migration discourse has long been of utmost importance to Sri Lanka. As Sri Lankans from even the remotest areas migrate for work abroad, their remittances have become a driving force on poverty alleviation and rural development. Total remittances in 2011 was $ 5.14 Billion and this year it will increase to $ 6.0 Billion. This amount is equivalent to 8.2% of Sri Lanka’s GDP, 25% of total government revenue and 35% of total foreign exchange earnings. Migrant workers constitute 17% of our working population and this has also helped reduce our unemployment rate to 4% and poverty rate to 7%.

Even as the relative share in the category of housemaids amongst those who seek employment abroad has continued to drop from 46% in 2009 to 41% in 2011, consistent with the GOSL’s present policy to promote more skilled & professional migration, in the recently announced 2013 budget Sri Lanka has allocated 300 Million Rupees for the setting up of two new Foreign Employment Technical Colleges to enhance the skills level of prospective migrant workers and to orient them to the requirements of the relevant employment markets. My delegation is  appreciative of the capacity-building and disaster risk reduction projects undertaken by IOM in the country to match requirements in receiving countries and for accreditation of our qualifications with foreign agencies.

We are grateful to the IOM for the noteworthy assistance provided this year to repatriate a number of Sri Lankan migrants, and would like to explore the possibility of further strengthening collaboration between IOM and our Missions abroad in order to facilitate and streamline future repatriation measures. Conscious that communications is key to monitoring and ensuring the safety of migrant workers,Sri Lanka has recently introduced a system of issuing pre-loaded SIM cards to migrant workers before leaving the country, to be used in the country of destination. While the initiative has to date, covered a number of important destination countries, the country hopes to expand this number significantly by early 2013.

In order to raise awareness with regard to the valuable contribution made by migrant workers toward the country,Sri Lanka commemorated the 18th international migration day last year with district based ceremonies, organized with assistance from the IOM and the ILO, identifying migrant workers as ‘Rataviruwo’ – our heroes abroad. This year the event hopes to establish a special organization to monitor the welfare of families of migrant workers with 1000 graduate development officers assigned to work at Pradeshiya Sabha level with this organization. As a means of assisting migrant workers equitably, the national budget for 2013 has sought to exempt individuals returning from foreign employment who invest their savings in new businesses, from all taxes payable on turnover, on profits and income, for a period of 5 years.

With the end of the terrorist conflict that lasted more than 30 years, as you are aware Sri Lanka has begun a process to heal, rebuild and reconcile. In this regard we are thankful to the noteworthy role played by IOM in Sri Lanka’s reconciliation effort, with the economic and social reintegration programme, funded by Norway, which provided over 3,000 former LTTE cadres with the means and opportunity to start new livelihoods by providing training, tools, small grants and job placements. My delegation is confident that initiatives such as these will help expedite the process of returning the country to its full potential.

The emphasis by the international community that Sri Lanka is now free from the dangers that constrained it during the time of the conflict, has been an important factor for those who left the country as refugees during the time of the conflict to return, with the joint assistance of the host countries, and organizations such as the IOM. As a result, families can once again be reunited with their loved ones, and Sri Lankans from across the globe are returning to their homes and to their regular lives. At the same time, illegal people-smuggling rings continue to rob families not only of their hard earned savings, but some times even their loved ones. It is noted that IOM, as well as a number of foreign governments, have in recent months acknowledged that the many Sri Lankans who continue to arrive on foreign soil illegally, are in fact economic migrants and not refugees. In this regard Sri Lanka remains committed to work with international partners toward raising awareness as to the dangers relating to illegal migration, with a view to end such practices.

In conclusion Mr. Chairman, may I reaffirm my country’s commitment to these deliberations, and reiterate our continued cooperation with IOM.

I thank you.

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    Heal, build and reconcile? Without the Rule of Law Mr Aryasinha? You must be joking!

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      Don’t blame Ravinatha. He is a capable diplomat. Doing his best for SL. Problem is with horrible politics in SL that he has to defend on the Inernational stage.

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        @Ben Hurling, of course Ravinatha should be blamed. For spouting lies while full well knnowing the truth. He should gracefully find his living elsewhere. WHY should he not be blamed? Why indeed!

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        This man Ravinath Ariyasinghe was a News announcer during JR’s tenure in one of the TV channels. During R. Premadasa’s period he got posted to the Foreign Service. He yet continues and now singing hosannas to MR. What are his credentials? Could someone enlighten the readership?

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        He should stop defending the horrible Rajapakse politics.

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        Is he ignorant or lying:

        ‘’Whether Namal’s intentions were later led astray, or they had never been honourable in the first place, is difficult to know. Nonetheless, the next day the local AGA received a call from his office informing him that 20 acres of land, belonging to around 30 families, would be given to an East Asian company for the extraction of ilmenite. Before the families themselves knew of the transaction, strangers arrived and started setting up walls and fences around their property! Peter told me of the surprise that filled the villagers when strangers took over their land. Concerned, they approached the AGA with their deeds in hand. Now these are not government permits which can be revoked by the government; what they possess are deeds proving their ownership to this property for generations, yet the AGA claimed his hands were tied. How was he to stand up to the forces arrayed against these families? After the experience of the chief justice, would there be any judge who could be trusted to hear pleas on this dispute in a fearless manner?”
        – Returning IDPs in Kokulai, Mullaitivu, being robbed of land, ://www.lakbimanews.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=52&Itemid=78

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      Ravi are you in cloud cuckoo land or what! Stop lying through your teeth and tell the truth man! No one is fooled by this pretty SPIN!
      The regime in Colombo is a hideous bunch of war criminals who need to be frog marched to the Hague and hung, drawn and quartered!

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        Sri lanka’s democracy is in tatters and ALL international aid donors who are interested in the country’s well being should give aid for a massive VOTER EDUCATION CAMPAIGN to educate the people on the need to elect decent politicians rather than crooks and thugs to parliament who then sign impeachment motions at the behest of the biggest thug Mahinda Rajapassa who is Asia;s Gaddhafi!

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    What this another sinhala fool fooling the world…

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    Those days have my dear Aryasinha

    Now sri lanka is known to the world as a terrorist state like one time Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya in the past.

    Your magic wont work.

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    Author:Quote”Sri Lankans who continue to arrive on foreign soil illegally, are in fact economic migrants and not refugees. In this regard Sri Lanka remains committed to work with international partners toward raising awareness as to the dangers relating to illegal migration, with a view to end such practices”Unquote.

    Aren’t the over 300K Sri Lankan Diaspora living in Spain and Italy and working as housemaids, houseboys and shady dealers the economic migrants who were assisted by the Sri Lankan administration?? Please remember the UK and Germany pump billions to both these nations to stop the influx of drugs and refugees and here you are spinning goose berries.

    I am not against these poor Sinhalese folk since they suffer in the hands of Arabs while working there but Arya-Sinha you are not European Arya just come out clean because the Babua Sinha’s of Bihar are now rich talking shop like you.

    The largest number of visas for Skilled Labour to the US is issued at Chennai you are unable to interact with the good people of Chennai because you are not clean. You have yet to apologize to the folk of Colombo who were raped and burnt alive in July 83 though they were not Jaffna Tamils and have lived there before independence and your family.

    The rich always “run”; the rich always win; the rich always have power; the rich always get the best; and, most of all, the rich always break their promises to the poor fools who voted for them. LOL

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      For a man who hides behind a psuedonym Gnana you are a disgrace. Wealth has been the difference between you and the low caste poor Tamil people.

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        PCC:Quote”behind a psuedonym Gnana you are a disgrace.”Unquote

        Hello the real Kallathoni mutti ;)

        Still laughing because money is the root cause of all good.

        KYS Gynam was a nadar but a disciplined one at that and thats the difference not being high or or low. Even premadasa was from the slums and he was the first to meet the Queen at the royal Derby not at the palace which everyone here including YOU would dream of. Clear you head dont be perverted.

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          Try HARDER YOUR SCAMS IN THE UK AND IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD WILL COME TO NOTHING ONLY SEE MORE OF YOUR KIND MAKE A NUISANCE OF THEMSELVES IN THE CITIES AND IN THE JAILS.
          YOU AND YOUR LATE BROTHER WERE THE PERVERTS AND HAD TO RUN AWAY FROM COLOMBO TO JAFFNA. IS THAT WHY YOU HATE THE SINHALESE AND THE POOR SO MUCH?

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    Why do people spend their meagre savings and risk their lives in boats? Are they really Economic Migrants? Not all.

    Judging from what we have seen they consist of even women and children who must be really desperate to take such risks. What is the powerful motivational force driving them? No doubt it is for survival. The same force that sends our poor womenfolk to the middle east abandoning their children and homes, risking uncertain conditions. Most probably even worse.

    We hear of many reports of conditions inside the Vanni, not the model areas shown to the international observers, of people living in stark conditions without water, shelter or livelihood. Not only Tamils but even Sinhalese, Temples and Monks.

    Govt is painting a very rosy picture to the international community but the reality may be different. What is required is unhindered access to the international and local media to visit and report the actual conditions. Otherwise merely making speeches at the UN will not be credible given the track record of the regime. The development in Colombo is pleaseing to the eye but the deprivation and suffering of the poor IDP’s is troubling to the heart.

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    Author: BTW with the undervalued Dollar at SLRs 130 than 160 you are the living parasites sucking it off the housemaids, sewing girls, tea pluckers all of whom are multitaskers- shame on you macho men and your government of tyrants who just want super highways where one finds only dead dogs and tourist who can afford a cup of Starbucks coffee but not the locals. Which immigrant would be forced to invest even with incentives unless his/her money is ill gotten in the west? The exporters are unable to offer better wages to the sewing girls because of the undervalued dollar not GSP+ OK; Bangladesh and china are a comparison for wages and effect of GSP+.

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    His Excellency Aryasinha needs to learn the post-independence history of Sri Lanka (64yrs only):

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/104705097/Conscientious-Sinhalese-Tell-LLRC

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    Reconciliation ?????

    ”But that truth cannot excuse human rights violations that currently afflict the nation as a whole; or for that matter obscure the looming threat of the cultural and political colonisation of the north by the Sinhala Buddhist majority” – Biased and Prejudiced Collection on Sri Lanka, Gananath Obeyesekere, Economic & Political Weekly, VOL 47 No. 04, 28 January-03 February 2012, http://www.scribd.com/doc/82525102/Biased-and-Prejudiced-Collection-on-Sri-Lanka

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    We cant blame him.
    He is paid to utter such inanities.
    “………..to heal,rebuild and reconcile…………………”
    This is not happening.
    The families or what are left of them are trying to survive amidst land grabs for cantonments,restrictions of livelihoods,travel,personal freedom & safety,right of worship without harassment,lack of ‘rule of law’,requirement of ‘permission’ for family events like burial of dead,marriage,coming of age ceremomies,celebration of festivals,and even times of poojas & ringing of bells in temples.

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    Yes we are healing Only the healing is done for the wounds inflicted on the 27th by the Army on the Jaffna University students who have lighted lamps to commemorate a Hindu tradition the “Karthgai Theepam”. Diplomats are paid to lie abroad.A is doing his job well.Keep it up Ariyanantha

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      Stanley Jayawardena:

      “Yes we are healing”

      No you are not.

      The old wounds keep surfacing,

      ” Skeletal remains of sixteen more humans had been found at the site of a mass grave at the Matale Hospital during the past three days, bringing the total body count to twenty seven (27)…………

      ….Several reports have indicated the remains found to be of those n killed either during the 1971 or the 1988-89 JVP insurrection.”

      Ceylon Today reports.

      If the state, its rulers and their cronies continue to deny their most heinous war crimes and crime against humanity, there won’t be no healing.

      A complete independent investigation into state’s role in dealing with all armed conflicts since 1971 is urgently needed. Else emerging evidences can only prolong the agony, mistrust, … and instability.

      When state deals all dissension with iron fist you know what happens.

      The university students should have the freedom to learn to express themselves adequately without fear or favour, discuss matters important or trivial, to demonstrate when they have a point,……….

      These will enhance their leadership qualities, after all they are the future leaders of business, politics, NGOs, economy, …and future civil servants, diplomats and successful negotiators.

      Not baton charges, tear gases, heavy boots, tanks, bombs and state thugs.

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    Is there another Sri Lanka in this world. He must be talking about it

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    Pl stop lying, Your Excellency:

    ‘’ With all the media focus on the militarization of the Northern land, some issues of bread and butter concern have escaped the attention. … the rural Tamil North is years away from development. … Housing is as much a priority for the war ravaged people as agriculture and basic amenities like hospitals, schools, roads and other communication facilities. The ranks of jobless are swelling by the day and most of them are not skilled workforce. … The government is doing a great disservice to itself and the people with its excessive exuberance for automation/mechanization of whatever work is taken up. Machines can do a job better and with speed, no doubt, but every machine that is brought in means loss of more jobs for the locals since they are mostly unskilled. And it is a gain for the skilled workforce from the South. …. The President made an aerial survey of the erstwhile war zone on 25 September. He flew over the area in a helicopter. It enabled him to see for himself how post-war reconstruction has not touched the villages, and how it is ending up in creating rich islands and southern enclaves in a damage-strewn landscape” –
    North atop a new volcano, ://www.ceylontoday.lk/40-17996-news-detail-north-atop-a-new-volcano.html

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    Has the xcellency challenged the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre which is funded by Norway:

    ”Conflict-affected areas remain highly militarised, which has made progress towards achieving durable solutions more difficult. The military has become an important economic player and a key competitor of local people including returnees in the areas of agriculture, fishing, trade, and tourism. It has also been involved in areas that would normally come under civilian administration. It continues to occupy private land, thereby impeding IDPs’ return. The government has failed to make durable solutions a priority, and humanitarian organisations have faced funding shortages and restrictions on programming and access” – Sri Lanka: A hidden displacement crisis, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 31 October 2012, http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Full%20Report_1116.pdf

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    USA,UK and rest of the European Countries are always protecting human rights.Not violating any war Crimes.Iraq ,Afgan war.Justified.Guantanamo bay Just outside Detention center.Also it is Very peaceful one. Watching Day Killing on TV of Osama BinLaden(Parkistan)-or Gadhapy in Libiya all are correct actions. Not attacking to University students or any protesters.They are violating this rules openly no guts to criticize them this all idiots.Killing ant terrorist by SL president or SL Army MR or any of rulers of SL are not correct.I think only Prapbakan may be the fantastic ruler to rule our country.

    Ravinatha as a responsible Person his duty is to protect our Country during the Geneva UN council session.Past 30 years SL Governments not capable to destroy world deadliest terrorist group LTTE.Most of the world governments banned this organization.suicide bombers, child soldiers,Day and night killings Thousands of innocent people using suicide Bombing. please don’t say them as freedom fighters.They destroyed peaceful life style of north and East.They are spread communal feeling among Tamil and sinhala communities for another century.It legacy Carry on by Some Web sites-dispora openly.People fled after killing 13 soldiers of SL ARMY. They said Sinhala Buddhist are destroyed them.Past 30 years they had done enough damaged to our peaceful country- upside down.Now every one talking new things.Don’t say we are Tamil/Sinhalse. Say We are Sri Lankans.If we divide it is end of our country.MR-Gota or Any Officers temporarily stick this their post.This war dragged on by commercial and political reasons.We should blamed corrupt politician and official for that.

    Don’t blame Ravinatha. He is a capable diplomat. Doing his best for SL. Problem is with horrible politics in SL that he has to defend on the International stage.

    Kumar

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    Sri Lanka Has Begun A Process To Heal, Rebuild And Reconcile??? Ha haa…that’s the understatement of the century. Land grabbing in the north and east, buldozing cemeteries of the LTTE dead, forcibly building temples and buddha statues in the north and east, forced settlement of Sinhalese in the north, rape,harassment and abduction of Tamils to name just a few. Way to go Sri Lanka…whom are you trying to hoodwink?

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    With all due respect, since an Ambassador is a Public Servant, one should check what Ravinatha’s private life is like. Then we can all understand what he means when he says- “Begun A Process To Heal, Rebuild And Reconcile”!

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    So this is beginning of a process to Heal, Build and Reconcile:

    Restrictions and intimidation on journalists covering resettlement process in the Vanni, 31 October 2012, http://groundviews.org/2012/10/31/restrictions-and-intimidation-on-journalists-covering-resettlement-process-in-the-vanni/

    Oops, the process might have started any time between 1 November and 30 November !!

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    Reconciliation SriLankan style???

    “It is now closed and there is no harm if people visit the site,” assured the Government Agent of Vavuniya. To this ‘accessible camp’ with no temporary shelters, we made a visit, and were surprised when told that entry required approval from a competent military authority. The Government Agent’s assurance was not good enough, despite him being the public official, who administered the area in question …. It was just two days before our visit that the camp was made empty. To this empty camp, still entry was barred. …. When the letter was finally issued by the Divisional Secretary of Vengalacheddikulam, it had to be addressed to an unknown competent authority, and naturally, despite the letter, there was no entry to Menik Farm. This process, it transpired, was not even known to those we met, including the senior public officials, and simply served as a crude reminder how militarized the country’s administrative process has become’’ – Closed and not accessible, 30 September 2012, http://www.ceylontoday.lk/59-13738-news-detail-closed-and-not-accessiblem.html

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      The plans for division have fallen flat. Be prepared to face the consequesnces of your rabid hatred. You are now been colonised into servitude.

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    Ravinath had started his career as a journalist on the Daily News. I understand he was a popular figure on the editorial and was looked on as one of the most promising young reporters at the time. As a career diplomat, he has to lie through his teeth to protect the image of the country and defend the short-sighted policies and anti-democratic measures of an arrogant and stupid regime!

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      You are one person who knows the guy. He was in charge of the media in 1968 when Charles of Wales visited for the 50th anniversay of Independence. I was there and remember how well he did. He is a born diplomat and what he did in the UN was removing the blinds the West had about Prabakaran and his cowards.

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    He’s such a good actor. When he says it he makes it look like he believes it. One of Sri Lanka’s better method actors.

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    this is another sinhala monkey i can’t stand. you have begun to heal, rebuild and reconcile what you stupid idiot. don’t spread lies you liar. shut your gob and get lost you sinhala modaya.

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    Not all forms of nationalism are created equal. In one sense, the logical end of National Socialism was to spread German culture, ideas, and innovation throughout Europe. An Autobahn extending from Berlin to Prague to Kiev, if you will. In contrast, the logical end of Sinhala-Buddhist nationalism seems to be to have a Sri Lankan housemaid in every Arab nation. Dare I say, this latter goal has reached the zenith of success.

    By the way, has anyone else heard of the first “Sri Lankan” satellite in orbit. Actually, it’s a Chinese satellite with a Sri Lankan flag on it. I really hope Aryasinha is serious about setting up technical colleges; else, Sri Lanka will turn into one big Chinese flea market.

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    This man Ariyanatha is a shameless goon covering up for all the ills and sins of the mafia regime, what has he got to say about the masaccare of the Jaffna univeritiy children on 27th Nov, cannot these children mourn the deah of their loved ones, is it only for the Modayas, why is there 2 laws in this country, why no justice and equality and fairness to all citizens, what rot is this stupid Ariyawathie talking on healing, rebuilding and reconciling, where is the healing and reconciliation, why are the lands taken forcibly and not given to the civillians to rebuild their torn lives, what is Ariyawathie building in the air at these forums, stop thee deceit and lying, look at reality, if not the people will give you the reality therepy which you so deserve seated at high echelons and talking bullshit, you are singing praises and humiliating the entire sri lankan population with reheotic bullshit and bungling everything for the poor and down trodden, where is your ahimsa, muditha, karuna, upeka which your Buddha professed, you call yourself a good buddhist, get off your pedestal and look at the immense sufferings of the people of the north and speak to your mafia goons to provide justice and euality to all mankind in this country, but its difficult to you pigs as you and the goods are beats in human form!

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      Look hard at yourself woman. You have not seen the progress that has been made because you are blided by the pro Eelaamists.

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        Peter Casie Chetty:

        “Look hard at yourself woman. You have not seen the progress that has been made because you are blided by the pro Eelaamists.”

        What is progress, for example amudey to G string?

        Seriously I need to know exactly what your people mean by the word progress.

        Who are these pro Eelaamists?

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          people like Ravinath who are a pride to the country. I suppose you look at the country with jaundice eyes and have not seen any other part of the world. What can you compare anything with? So you like to come on with base argument about underwear. Man, or mouse?

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        dai kasi, what progress you are talking about. are you talking about repairing roads and filling pothholes. kasi, you are just talking rubbish.

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          You rectum. If you live in a pot hole you will never see what is going on around you. Maybe if I know your name I will be able to help you out of your bucket of poo.

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      His ancestors Vijaya the bandit comes from Bihar and the author’s family name confirms that too. Emperor Asoka was like Henry the 8th 40 wives and one of those off shots crossed over with the hora potha called Buddhism written 500 years after Gautama’s death while the Chinese (Mahayana) have the original written in Old Chinese because they were civilized.Why do you think they dont invite the Dalali lama even now that he is retired or and Rin poche higher than Dalali eg Karmapa?
      90% of Biharies have an I.Q. of less than 40 and is still the dacoit state of India.
      Blood is thicker than water can you expect more from this wolf in sheep’s clothes? NO

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    Just look at what ONE DAY of GOSL activity did to “heal, rebuild ,and reconcile,”

    In the words of MA Sumanthiran (MP):

    “ November 27, 2012 was a busy day for the Government of Sri Lanka. Government agents prohibited routine rituals in temples across the North and East, attacked and arrested peacefully assembled university students, invaded a female hostel, beat a newspaper editor, vandalized the vehicle of a Member of Parliament, abused political prisoners in captivity, injured a journalist and several University Media students, patrolled a cemetery, and found time to scout private properties so as to extinguish lamps lighted for the Hindu festival of lights Karthiaai Vilakkeedu.”

    Whom are we trying to fool ?

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    You people who assassinate Ravinath’s character without having any knowledge of who he really is – is criminal.He was a journalist not a political puppet, schooled under Lakshman Kadirgamar who always had a high regard for the young man’s intelligence and his knowledge. I suppose those of you who think Kadirgamar was a traitor to the Elaam cause will find it hard to agree but consider that any group of terrorists and their supporters given a free hand in any country to do as they pleased. They had to be stopped and stopped they were by the leadership of the Rajapakses.You have your heros’ days and the Sinhalese will have theirs.
    Most of the people here commenting are obviously smarting from 2009 even encouraging the woman whose father was the source of the Tamils resentment. Colombo Telegraph will entertain any comment that is against the Democratic Republic of Sri lanka and its leaders. Articles like Ravinath’s draw adverse comments and ones like mine will not be published and that shows how free the sanctimonious Free Media pretends to be.

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      dai kasi chetty , are you a kallathoti whose stay has been regularised by the present government. is it the reason why you are so fond of them. dai kasi chetty, just pack your bags and go back where you came from with one way ticket of course.

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        You probably live in a shanty on the land owned by my family in Kotahena. It shows low birth. We Chetties came to Sri Lanka before the Dutch and have maintained our business and are landowners. I do not expect you to know much with the proper education and this goes for you too. Have you got a name or has your mother never known your father? Come on man. You need to open up and show your true self instead of firing blanks and depending on your neighbours to fertilise your family.

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          oi kasi, cool it man. you don’t have to get into a rage . it’s bad for your health. anyway kasi where is slave island. i have never been outside jaffna as such i am not aware of an island that exist within an island. is it the place where you and sinhala lot have been kept as slaves by white masters for over 450 years. kasi only chetties i have heard about are the ” chettiars ” from chettinad in tamil nadu and they are all hindus.
          what kind of chetty are you. i don’t understand your origins. kasi, i didn’t involve your family in my post to discredit you. i don’t understand why you took an extreme step of calling my mother a slut. kasi, my mother had only one man in her lie and that was my biological father. i do not know about your mom. however i will not say anything to degrade her. i have been brought up to respect women and a believer in equal rights for women at work and at home. all i can say from your comments is that you suffer from a massive inferiority complex. as a matter of interest why do you side with this barbarous and murderous regime. is it some sort of a gratitude. this regime is not any better than tamil tigers in any respect. anyway these primitive sinhala savages have to face an international war crimes investigation . an independent international investigation is what the tamil people want. after all we are the victims. now as i said before ravinatham is a liar. he gives a false account to unhcr about the state of affairs in the north east. in my opinion black hanuman sinhala army must quit north east. these primitive savages must pack their bags and go back where they came from. it includes black chandrasiri and black fat hathurasinghe.

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          I think Rama was one of the monkeys who used to get beaten by our servants for wandering near our house in Jaffna. Now that he’s hitched a ride to a Croydon ghetto and got himself a “caste upgrade” he’s suddenly become a big man in the internet. LOL.

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      ravinatham is an intelligent man. what a load of bollocks. he is thick more than two planks. he is a liar who lies to the unhcr about the state of affairs in the north east. we all know north east is under an army of occupation.this black monkey army should be kicked out from north east. black governer and fat black army man should choose honourable exit.

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    Correction – last line should read…

    Goons and beasts in human form !

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    A little difficult to believe when looking at what happened in late November 2012 in Jaffna University. What is most apparent in the trends of the country are amply documented in the following article by Fr. Sarath Iddamalgoda.

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/a-reflection-on-the-attack-on-jaffna-university-students/

    I trust most of the international community that this speech was made to are able to truly judge for themselves, given the trends in Sri Lanka.

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    dai smelly pig sarma ( bogus) , i don’t have to get an upgrade at all. i was born into a high caste unlike you. you were born a [Edited out] pariah and you used to beat funeral drums. you had a house in jaffna. you musty be joking. you were living in a mud hut in some sinhala or mulim slum. talking about croydon , you know your black uncle bikku.
    you also know what happened to your black uncle bikku. didn’t your black uncle bikku tell you that croydon had no ghettos. slums and ghettos are only in turd lanka and not anywhere else.

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      So is this part of your superiority complex? Low caste slum dweller!

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    Why can I not reply Rama?
    His education is even less than I assumed. The Pootu Chetties as we call them are late arrivals. I would like to know how your [Edited out] and you have this attitde. Because as far as I am conmcerned you need to have a little bit of educationyou will learn by travelling and seeing the Colombo Chetty Catholic Church at New Chetty street.

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    Rama can you put down your full name to prove you are not a coward.

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