22 May, 2019

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British High Commissioner Raises Concerns Over Delay In Holding Provincial Council Elections

British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James Dauris expressed concerns over delays in Sri Lanka’s Provincial Council elections.

James Dauris

“Many people will be disappointed that the term in office of a sixth of Sri Lanka’s nine Provincial Councils has expired without voting for new representatives taking place or planned,” Dauris tweeted this morning, a day after the terms of Provincial Councils expired.

“Timely elections are key to ensuring that the values of democracy flourish in our countries,” the British High Commissioner also said.

Dauris’s statement also follows a strongly-worded letter from Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya to all main political parties, last week, over delays in holding the Provincial Council elections.

In his letter, Dehsapriya said the prolonged delay would undermine the democratic rights of Sri Lankan citizens.

The senior state official also said in his letter that getting officials to run provincial councils was undemocratic and would draw parallels with a dictatorship.

The Provincial Council elections have been delayed due to strong disagreements among the main political parties over the electoral system.

The Elections Commission is not in a position to take measures to hold the Provincial Council election as work of the Delimitation Review Committee, headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, is currently underway.

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  • 7
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    Well tweeted H.C of Gt. Britain in Srilanka Mr James Dauris.
    Teach these undemocratic village idiots a bit of Manners and On Democracy !!
    At the moment it’s Jungle Law and Jungle Politics prevails in Srilanka the Apeh Aanduwe , A Land like no other where blood flows freely , not milk and honey.

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      Democracy in Srilanka is practiced according to whims and fancies of the ruling party. You will learn a lot with the passage of time HC.

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        Those who are hurling abuse at British HC, please think in a rational manner and ask yourself why are others interfering. USA, UK, western countries and India gave full support to SL to defeat LTTE on the promise that they will bring reconciliation with Tamils and settle their demands in a fair manner. From 2009 till 2014 MR did nothing about it and in fact brought in China to counter the demands of these countries. The change of government in 2015 was engineered by these countries with the promise that new government will bring about justice and reconciliation. It is three years since the new government took office and there is hardly any progress. In addition to that China has been allowed to remain for 99 years to the anger of these countries. You cannot play the cheating game with powerful ones and if SL thinks that they are smart, then they are sadly mistaken. It is obvious to any one that no Sinhala government want a Tamil rule in any part of the country and will never allow any such councils to prosper. NP PC elections were held in 2013 under Indian pressure, if not for that there was no intention to do so. Now there is a chance arisen that NP PC is no more and whatever government that is in power will never resurrect it. This is the reason why UK through its HC has told to hold elections promptly. If SL government does things in a fair manner, granting rights to Tamils to rule their land, then there will be no such interference.

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      Analyst is a Muslim, probably from BBC.

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      Mr High Commssioner,

      We thought we got our independence in 1948.

      Was that not known to you ?
      Violating moral laws is no means valid in UK right ?

      Bunjappu

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    Who the hell are you James!
    Cant you see Silly is trying to work out out a deal with MR and BR after switching off the lights.
    Give us some time man.

    • 9
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      You are dead right. Who the hell he is to question as to why the delays are seen in lanken elections. And these men should rather focus on their issues, in terms of Brexit WHICH according to themselves is becoming clear it was grand mistake

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        Let’s put our house in order before throwing stones at others. This is the problem with Sinhala Buddhist Fundamentalists who are an obstruction to Peace and Prosperity in SL

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      This raises many moral dilemmas for the super-patriots on this forum. I am not waiting with bated breath to see Champa, Blind Eagle, Jimmy the soft-headed, Nimaltissa etc come out in support of imperialist oppression.
      What interesting times we live in.

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        Old codger
        Real revolutinist.
        Retarded shamal
        Lac3 buddhadasa

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    “The Provincial Council elections have been delayed due to strong disagreements among the main political parties over the electoral system.”

    electoral system is not the problem,the problem is the quality of the candidates.So hurry up and just have the provincial council elections without all these excuses.Out of nine,other than the east,north,central,uva,the rest will go to the rajapakshes.hence the delay to have the elections.

  • 5
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    A tweet that the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK will not be sending.

    “Many people will be disappointed that 150 British parliamentarians have asked Theresa May not to investigate alleged crimes committed by the military in Northern Ireland”

    “Timely investigations of alleged crimes are key to ensuring that the values of democracy flourish in our countries”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45947678

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      Paul

      Good to hear from you.
      Please get Navin Nayaka to write a letter of protest in “English” condemning LTTE, and its far reaching influence on the politicians of UK, except Lord Naseby.
      Don’t you remember him typing two letters to lords and MPs?
      Please don’t mention the JAFFNA LIBRARY nor the Mahaweli project.

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      Paul

      I understand your concern about your colonial power and loyalty to them. You should urge them to bring sedition charges on members of IRA.

      Similarly you must get Sirisena, Champika, all singlehanded commanders, Wimal Sangili …………… to support Tory MPs in their endeavour to protect their war criminals. The famous letter typist Navin Nayakka could type the letter of support in English for and on behalf of the lackeys of Sri Lanka.

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        NV
        You have been taking swipes at GD in most of your comments.
        Its pathetic and despicable of you.
        Without any iota of proof you are holding on the library incident.
        You are sick and you should get back to amazon forest.

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          Muruththattaya Ananda

          If that racist crook was not responsible, tell us who was?
          Why have you suddenly come to his defense rather than looking for the arsonist all these years?

          You ought to be ashamed of yourself for defending a racist crook. If I were you I will be spending rest of my life investigating and finding evidence for the destruction of JAFFNA LIBRARY.

          Did he help you benefit from Mahaweli project or were you the arsonist?

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            Vedda – Piss pot,

            You say, ” If I were you I will be spending rest of my life investigating and finding evidence for the destruction of JAFFNA LIBRARY.”
            .
            Sad is it not? You lost a nice ceiling there to piss and fornicate – you Kallathoni Vedda. You fatten yourself with the food we send and then piss and shit on us? Ok, here is a question for all. Which is more smelly? Thala Thel or KalaVedi piss?

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            I have known GD since my school going days.
            Welgama has recently said it was Gamini Lokuge and his goons. GD was not part of it and please do not involve him. Give some peace to his soul.
            Your tirade against GD is going no where.
            Because of the Mahaweli Project initiated by GD all the hydro projects and water resources are put to full use.
            There is a limit to your nonsense.

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              Rohan Gunaratne

              “Because of the Mahaweli Project initiated by GD all the hydro projects and water resources are put to full use.”

              This is a news to me.
              The planning process itself started in 1961.
              If you were one of GD’s b***s carriers, there is no reason nor need for you to know the facts.

              “Welgama has recently said it was Gamini Lokuge and his goons. GD was not part of it and please do not involve him.”

              Was it LTTE which burnt down the Library as claimed by the former DIG Edward Gunawardena. Did you know DIG Edward Gunawardena too since your school going days?

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              Dear Rohan Gunaratne,
              .
              Pardon me if I sound naive, but who is GD? I’m genuinely puzzled by your comment, I hope that you will explain this to me.
              .
              You may be referring to a politician. I’m sick of the lot of them.

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    Do we REALY need 9 Provincial Councils? More the number of PCs, greater the number of corrupt useless Councilors and larger the expense to the TAX payers. Five Provincial Councils in more than enough for Sri Lanka—Northern; Western; Eastern;Central and Southern. Does the British High Commissioner think that SL is a truly Democratic Country? It isn’t as it continues to discriminate, suppress and subjugate the minorities. Where is the JUSTICE for the Journalists[Politicians, Innocent Tamils and muslims, Ruggerite] who were tortured and killed by the RULERS.

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      Agree, we only need two nations, Tamil Nation and Sri Lanka, for justice and prosperity for its people.

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        Manicka Vasagar,
        You have a Tamil Nation in the other side of Polk Straight. So do you want another Tamil Nation in Sri Lanka or are you happy with what you have in the other side of Polk Straight?

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      Naman,
      What PCs did was ‘Decentralize Corruption’. In a way it is good. Better distribution of wealth!!

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      Naman,
      “Where is the JUSTICE for the Journalists[Politicians, Innocent Tamils and muslims, Ruggerite] who were tortured and killed by the RULERS.”
      —————–
      Where is justice for Demalu (Hindu and Muslim) and Sinhala civilians butchered by Demala terrorists?
      Where is justice for about 15,000 children snatched by LTTE and recruited as ‘Child Soldiers’ to fight against the Sri Lankan Army?

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        Let’s an International Team of investigators find out the Truth about killings/Rapes/Tortures by both warring parties. What can we about the war Heroes who killed not only a 12 year old boy but many others point blankly. If the wounds in the Hearts of every one in SL are to be healed once and forever, we need Justice by an unbiased Judges of good standing both local and International.

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        “Where is justice for Demalu (Hindu and Muslim) and Sinhala civilians butchered by Demala terrorists?”

        Please get your honest policemen to arrest KP and Karuna investigate them then charge them and throw them in prison,
        Arrest Mahinda and Gota for bribing VP with unaccounted untaxed laundered monies for rigging the elections.

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      According to the 1987 Indo Sri Lankan agreement there was only going to be the semi federal Tamil North Eastern Provincial council, the historic ancient homeland of the Eelam Tamils. Consisting the areas of the former Tamil kingdom of Jaffna and the Eastern Tamil Vanimmai chiefdoms, with police and land powers and the rest of the country ruled as a single unit. Not 8 provincial councils. However anti Tamil JR as usual to sabotage this agreement, to deliberately dilute the powers and rights to the Tamils and to appease the Sinhalese racists, who make up the vast majority of the Sinhalese population , created 8 Provincial councils and War criminal Mahinda Rajafucksy to further dilute and weaken the rights and powers of the Tamils and again to appease the Sinhalese and Muslims opportunists, who were now itching to steal the east from its real owners the Tamils decoupled the Original Tamil North East provincial council and made them separate. This also facilitates further Sinhalese colonisation of the east and helps to create a bigger wedge between the Tamils of the east and the Tamil Muslims.

  • 5
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    its been more than a year since elections delayed, only after northern pc dissolved they all seemed to realised the yahapana regime’s undemocratic tyranny

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    Mr Dauris should learn to mind his own business as a diplomat and person representing his country.
    Worry about the upcoming future of the UK, sir !! and the future of British society.
    Sir please consider the following facts about the UK.
    1. In twenty five years time 95 percent of the UK population wont know who their parents are !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Why !!!!!! because the present and future generation of brits have no cultural values.
    No traditional marriage ceremonies, no religious values, no cultural values, no personal values, no moral
    values, no educational values, you name it and it is not there.
    Walk on any street in the UK and you see young girls some between 16 and 18 pushing prams.
    One hand on the pram and the other scrolling the mobile phone.
    They are proud to say “we are single mums”. Father of the child unknown or what you may call a one
    night stand. When that child grows up to be a adult the same procedure follows.
    2. Brits are lazy workers, Yes !! they are and all they do is look at the clock to get out fast at the end of the
    day. What do they do when they go home. Sit in front of the telly, scroll the mobile phone till they are
    almost falling asleep, eat a pizza and wash it down with a beer or coke, sleep in the same clothes wake
    up the next day and follow the same act.
    3. Who works hard !!!!!!!!! the foreigners. Who works in the fields during harvest time, the foreigners.
    Go to any supermarket and departmental store in the UK and you can see workers huddled together
    gossiping among themselves while working.
    4. What is taught in any UK school——– sex, how to bring out children, how to spend the day with the
    mobile phone how to get ready to fill in the Benefits forms, how to push the pram, and how to milk the
    country dry from Benefits.

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      Frank,
      They are proud to say “we are single mums”
      Single Mums are better off than Married Mums who work. Married Mums who work have to pay tax while Single Mums live on Government Benefits.

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    As for the NPC and EPC, the delay is to progress their agenda to change the demography, under the control and discretion of the Governor and assisted by the army, to singhalanization of the Tamil Homeland.

    The British are warning, what the next step would be. The Tamils are demanding a referendum for a peaceful transition to self determination for our Tamil Homeland.

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      Manicka Vasagar,
      Demala invaders from Hindusthan burned down the Sinhala settlements in Anuradhapura Kingdom which was a Sinhala Kingdom that lasted for nearly 1200 years and settled Demalu and the Demala slaves brought to Sinhale by Parangi and Olanda Parayas to work in tobacco plantations changed the demography in the Northern part of Sinhale. There was no Demala Homeland in Sinhale. Go to Tamil Nadu and fight with New Delhi for an independent Tamil State. Demalu do not have guts to do that. Instead of fighting with New Delhi, Demalu thought of fighting with Sri Lankan Government and snatch a piece of land but failed.

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    After the term of NPC expired, Ingirisi Parayas opened their mouth. Where were these parayas all this time?

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      Eagle Blind Eye

      “After the term of NPC expired, Ingirisi Parayas opened their mouth. Where were these parayas all this time?”

      Didn’t you know the descendants of Kallathonies beg the Ingirisi Parayas to leave my ancestral land, some 70 years ago. When the ingirisi kallathoni Parayas left India they gave something called independence on a platter to the Sinhala/Tamil speaking kallthonies. It was a matter of land passing from one set of Kallathonies to another set of Kallathonies.

      Now you find it intellectually difficult/taxing to run the country hence you want the ingirisi kallathoni Parayas to run it for you.

      I was told the public racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala spent lot of time training your people how best to run a post colonial country without any difficulty, starting with his code for laity, including how to use lavatory (4 rules) the manner of eating (25 rules), Chewing betel (6 rules), How to behave in buses and trains (8 rules)…. .

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        Native Vedda,
        Anagarika Dharmapala was successful in teaching all those good habits to Sinhalayo but failed to teach Hindians although he spent lot of time in Hindia. Tamils in Tamil Nadu still do their ‘Big Job’ in pavements. Now Modi is paying money for Tamils to use toilets. Funny thing is in other countries users pay to use toilets whereas in Hindia the Government is paying for toilet training. What a backward lot although they talk big about their greatness.

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          Eagle Blind Eye

          “Tamils in Tamil Nadu still do their ‘Big Job’ in pavements.”

          I thought they do their “Big Job” at Google – Sundar Pichai CEO, Indra Nooyi at PepsiCo – President and CEO, ………………. to name a few.

          By the way are you the official Tamil bum watcher of this island?
          You need to check 2011 census, 95,000 people do not have sanitary facilities in this island. How did you miss 95,000 bums in this island?

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    Frank.

    Your line is a Frank exposition of the status quo in the UK!

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    That is none of your business, High Commissioner. Mind your own damn business!!!!
    Based on their performance, the view of the general public is, Provincial Councils are white elephants.
    A colossal amount of public money is wasted on maintaining the system.
    Governors, CMs and Councillors are proven useless.
    For an example: the Northern Provincial Council is the most unproductive body in the entire Provincial Council system. I don’t think the NPC even utilized all the money allocated to them. They haven’t done anything for people other than getting duty free vehicles, salaries, other facilities, not to mention bribes. Ask Wigneswaran what he has done for his people. NOTHING! He only spent a paid holiday during his entire term! A bloody useless man. Surely Northern Tamils don’t want him again.
    It’s the same story in other Provinces too.
    The worst of all is the Western PC. They have wasted millions of public money which is otherwise supposed to spend in upgrading facilities and generating employment opportunities for common man, to purchase chairs (now stalled), carved doors and air fresheners. Now the Governor is trying to build a new palatial official residence in the most expensive residential area in Colombo. (I hope the President will stop this.)
    There is all evidence that PCs are ineffective. Their expenditure exceeds revenue. The Central Government has to inject money for their survival.
    Malnutrition in children and pregnant mothers is prevalent in Sri Lanka. Over 9 million people have no access to water. PCs have done nothing to address these issues.
    Governors, CMs and Councillors have proved that they are not for the public but for themselves.
    Provincial Councils have become a haven for corrupt politicians.
    They should be abolished hands down.
    Billions of the money allocated to them should be transferred to government sponsored programmes.

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      Dear Champa,
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      I totally agree with you. The Provincial Councils were imposed on us as a solution and the sooner we have a more rational constitution which allows all individuals in the country to live in peace without having corrupt politicians and their scheming bureaucratic toadies driving our economy to the wall, and driving us nuts, the better.
      .
      Let us recognise that the Brits have been guilty of much, in the past – and even now. Their own Guardian newspaper had commented on their unholy alliance with Saudi Arabia. At this moment the story is everywhere.
      .
      Let me also hope that people like Dauris (who is only doing a job) have seen the issues raised (lunatic fashion) in this story:
      .
      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/jvp-councillor-samantha-widyarathna-seeks-unhrc-intervention-to-secure-compensation-over-uva-wellassa-rebellion-in-1818/
      .
      Note especially the response of K. Pillai. When we all start talking the same language, there will be no way foreigners can interfere. What sort of man is Dauris personally? I have no idea; but possibly a decent enough guy, now buoyed by his success in the Maldives:
      .
      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/nasheed-requests-sri-lankan-government-to-engage-robustly-in-transition-of-power/
      .
      I know the situation there very well, although I’ve not left Sri Lanka’s shores for 24 years. A month ago, I gave you all the links necessary to track how well the political story is going there. They still have rough seas to navigate, but things are going well, and we should be happy.
      .
      Let us, similarly, ring in the necessary changes; then we won’t need to hurl personal insults at this British Diplomat.

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        ” Dear Champa, I totally agree with you. The Provincial Councils were imposed on us as a solution”

        You the racist Sinhala_Man, You and your mate Champawati should know the Unitary Soulbury constitutions were imposed on us. We were ruled by Ariya Chakarawaties. That is why SJV walked out of 1972 Constitution making. You have been in the moon all along. Read some post independent history of Lankawe. There was a need to impose a solution on you because of your barbaric JR behaved unlimitedly. Don’t try to pretend like you were an innocent baby and didn’t know anything. Now even that didn’t work. The next solution should be is all criminals in Lankawe receive the same end of Lieutenant Colonel Kalana Amunapure.

        Can you ask their Guardian to write about of having relationship with a nasty country like Lankawe and giving you the forbidden Thermobaric Bombs too,? You too good in being a one sided.

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          Dear Mallaiyuran,
          .
          Do you ever read what your eyes rest upon? Please read what I have written here:
          .
          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/detention-without-trial-necessity-or-debilitating-addiction/
          .
          If you consider even me a racist, where will you find a Sinhalese person whom you can talk to?
          .
          That is a genuine question; please answer it.

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            Racist Sinhala_man you can agree 100% with Champawati, your mate in the CT, as a Sinhala Racist Man and she is racist woman. CT is for free opinion so your right to agreement with Champawati cannot be challenged. Sinhala_man you got the Soulbury Constitution the way you wanted. Entire world knows how Don Stephen cheated Britain with Trinco game and got that constitution. North East Tamils never signed on the British accord in Kandy. Britain never had a rationale to write us under a constitution which was in effect releasing the part of the country that was given to them by Sinhalese under Kandyan Accord. We lost to Portuguese. If Britain did not like to give it to us, minimum they should have handed over the North East land to Dutch from they got, or Portuguese, whom under an agreement, gave it to Dutch. Is your rational is with me up to that or your rationale differs from that?

            You always write you own rationale constitution in your racist ways to make Champawati and you to feel happy. Tell me please what was the manifesto TNA put in North for NPC election and won overwhelmingly. Tell me, please why TNA did fought through all the way to Supreme Court and proved that Manifesto legal and TNA had the legal base to ask for Federal State. Tell me please what the mandate TULF received after Vattukottai Convention was. What is the rational for you to ask Tamils to adjust from that?. Is your rational is with me up to that or your rationale differs from that?
            You felt it was imposed on after you had made the Soulbury constitution in your way. You felt 1972 constitution was imposed on you and you changed it with 6 years. You within another 10 years PCs system were imposed on you, now you are crying.

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            Then in 10 years Chandrika said she wants to change EP so passed 19A and you want 20A too. Minorities are one fourth. Can this fifth time the minorities write the constitution in the way they want as you have had already more than four times in your way. Is that rationale or not? Is your rational is with me up to that or your rationale differs from that?

            You openly supporting a war that Chandrika named “War for Peace” and Old Rowdy Royal named as “Humanitarian Rescue Mission”. Ranil and Mangala crooks came out with the wording “Foreign and Commonwealth”, in the UNHRC Resolution 30/1. Now the fourth one you are coming out with camouflaged words “Rational” and “all live in peace”. You say after 300,000 killed in the war, it didn’t bring peace for you. You basically want the victory consolidated through constitution for you eternal peace. Your word rational is nothing but Majoritarianism, engineered though electorates manipulation. You can’t think any different from Chandrika or Old Rowdy Royal or Ranil in deception of Word Games. You agree with from Champawati to Old Rowdy Royal, but want to insist that you are not racist. Then how do you call a one which, looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck and if it is not a duck? The man who has named yourself as Sinhala_Man, how do we call you if not Sinhala Racist Man?
            Now you are coming up with comparative defense: “If you consider even me a racist, where will you find a Sinhalese person ………not racist”.(Yeah man truth seems to be too sad!) Why are you trying to impose on me the lesser evil. I am not asking for any evil. I want the Tamils’ full rights restored. Do you accept that without conditions or not? Answer to that seriously, please. Do you want to be unprejudiced or racist? Your Pick!

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        Also Chingkallam rule was imposed on the Thamizh in 1948 without our permission when the British gave this island to Chingkallams on a platter. Prior to 1948 Thamizh were never under any Chingkallam rule but Chingkallam were always ruled by Thamizh. The 1987 Indo Sri Lankan agreement was to right this injustice against the island’s Thamizh by creating a Thamizh North East provincial council for Thamizh to rule themselves in their areas with police and land powers. Chingkallams as usual deliberately sabotaged this

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    Mr. Dauris,
    Ask your foreign ministry officials to tell you who David Gladstone is.

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    British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James Dauris has expressed concerns over delays in Sri Lanka’s Provincial Council elections.
    Our ‘delay’ is very similar to Brexit. Britain and SL took hold of a cat by the tail but cannot let go!
    The cat was created for purpose of election win. The damage will be felt for several generations.

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    Ask British High Commissioner whether his Bankrupt countrhy can bear the Bill, IS that why he is asking

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    British High Commissioner: Your country is ;iving on thrild world’s loot. Your common wealth is all made up of smal islands which do not have strength to live on their. You people destroyed the weak world and still are doing that in the middle east and in LAtin america. Reflect on those and leave Sri lanka alone.

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    They were unable to restrain the LTTE flags and protests in London, and these flags are still on display. Our toothless government (two pilgrims, MS and RW) are a good match for the toothless “Brtish “Lion'”

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    Ah; heave a sigh of relief now!

    Still; the SL people can’t understand the reason for the Brits to welcome & entertain that unclean undemocratic man from SL some time back.

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    We Tamils have been rumbled and rolled a long way from 1948. We saw disenfranchising; we saw deportation; we saw Sinhala Only; we saw firing from jobs; we saw standardization; we saw we were pushed out of educational institutes; we saw Nationalization of properties; we saw pogroms; We saw wars; we saw dictatorships; but we never saw democracy in Lankawe from 1948.

    Britain handed over the land captured by Portuguese to Hyenas under double mistake schemes, 1).Universal Franchising and 2) Unitary Government. The Wildlife Sanctuary Lankawe Specie the Sinhala Intellectuals have no understating of votes and election. But Britain did not attempt to teach them what the votes and election means. Specie the Sinhala intellectual thinks these they both are some special privileges them to make some illegal money and rule over Tamils. Thank you Ambassador, at least now you are saying something. Always something is better than nothing.

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    The CM of the future Vellala Homeland just announced his new Party to contest the PC Election..
    These British are the people who coined the term “Strike while the Iron is hot “..

    Yahapalanaya was given to us by the same people, with the express cooperation of the UNP London and the ex LTTE Surendran..
    Vellala Party TNA lead by Mr Sampathar was one of the main Cogs of the Yahapalana Wheel alongside Dr Ranil and the Cousin from ..Horagolla..

    TMK , The CM’s ne Party as I heard, doesn’t like Mr Sampathar.
    Even Mr Pirahaparan’s BIL , Siva is against it..
    And Siva apparently told the Vellala CM not to put the Spanner in the Works….
    I mean not to upset Mr Sampathar’s Vellala Apple Cart, which is being readied to start the Tour from Elephant Pass..

    Now this main sponsor of the Yahapalanaya to demand that Dr Ranil hold the PC Election, with out any further delay is confusing..
    Wonder whose side this British HC is ?..
    Anyway Wiggy’s Party name has a nice ring to it ..
    Specially the last bit Kootal…..Or is it Kootai?…..

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    Oh I say, how kind of HC Dauris to express concern at our delay in holding elections.

    But wait! Surely something amiss here. I thought we broke free of the white mastah a long time ago. Old habits die hard, I suppose.

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      Spring Koha

      Who said we broke free from our Colonial Masters.
      Even about a week ago our Sinhala/Buddhist fascist champion Champika begged Lord Naseby and his below stairs (Downstairs) inhabitants to save the island from other lords, knights, MPs, ……….. LTTE diaspora.

      Champika and his fellow fascists can’t live with them and can’t live without them.
      Would you call them hypocrites like many in this forum?

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        Champika will suck up to anything that will float his boat.

        And, YES, NV, I will call Champika and his bosom buddies hypocrites – no hesitation.

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          Spring Koha

          Thanks.
          Tonight there is a storm in a teacup.
          Mahinda has appointed himself as the new prime minister of this island. Hakeem has already jumped ships. When is the auspices time for Champika to crawl to Mahinda and lick his boots?

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    A thundering slap on the credentials of the “wonderful democracy” practiced by yahapalanaya as propagated by it’s propagandists, Tisaranees, Shyamons, Emils, Saraths, veddas and the like by the very benefactors of the yahapalana project, UK and Germany. Of course their tweets may have been triggered more because of the lapsing of the Northern Provincial Council and not because of any love for democracy in SL. Nevertheless the pressure is now building on this pathetically incompetent mob, Ranil, Malik, Mangala, Chandrika, Sirisena (listed in hierarchical order of power) whose political obituary was written sometime ago though they are still walking dead (and dragging the country to the gutter with them). Time is up to conduct the burial.

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    It is interesting to note that the local government elections too were delayed on some matter or the other and finally it was held. By what right can any delay be engineered? Can a parliamentary or presidential election be delayed using a similar mechanism? I think enough is enough. No electoral system is perfect. But holding an election on time is paramount. Is it permissible in law to throw a method of holding elections overboard without a replacement and then say that there is no valid method of holding the same? My answer to the question is NO. Hence, if an envisaged system of holding elections cannot be decided upon on time, then the elections must be held on the previous system. Politically speaking, do the present rulers who wanted to establish a better system of governance, want to hear Jarapassa saying “During my regime, elections were held on time.”? This is entirely a matter within Sri Lanka and no foreigner is entitled to poke his finger here. UK has not yet learned from the precedent that one of its High Commissioners in Sri Lanka had to be declared persona non grata over an election issue. In making statements of this nature, the High Commissioner catapults himself to a vice-regal status as if he has been appointed to oversee the governance of Sri Lanka. Had the Foreign Office of the UK relayed a message of concern that one of the common values of both the countries upheld up to this time was holding elections on time and that UK wishes the continuation of upholding such values, then it is a different matter and is well within the ambit of bilateral relations.

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      No good sense at all when one says it is OK for Foreign office to raise an issue and not the High Commissioner. HC is the representative of that government and whatever he says is according to what his government wants him to say. What British HC in SL had said about holding of elections is the policy of UK government. When we have such stupid fellows who have no clue of how diplomats work, we have to pity the country. Gladstone the then UK HC was asked to leave by Premadasa another stupid person because the HC went to a polling station and exposed fraudulent voting by Premadasa gang. Fortunately UK did not expel SL HC in UK as a counter measure. “This is entirely a matter within SL and no foreigner is entitled to poke his finger here” – This is happening because SL is not only a pariah state but also a beggar state, and you have no choice other than to stomach insult..

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    You can tell your boys in the Government you formed in 2015 in this country. No point telling the ordinary citizens as we believe you have no right to interfere in the local affairs.

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    Mr. High Commissioner: Tell us why do we need three levels of govts for a 65,000 Sq. KM country ?.

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