23 March, 2019

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Citizen’s Initiative For Constitutional Reform

By Surendra Ajit Rupasinghe

Surendra Ajit Rupasinghe

Surendra Ajit Rupasinghe

We have been split apart and torn asunder with hateful division, having to endure a brutal, protracted war simply because we have not found the way to embrace each other in solidarity, infused with a liberating humanity, to share and nurture this beloved Land and coexist peacefully as a human family. Whether Sinhala, Tamil, Moslem, Ja, or Burgher, whether Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic or Bahai, whether North, East, South, West or Hill Country, we have all paid the price. We have all been violated. Our collective humanity, our shared spirituality, our democratic freedom, along with our ancient civilized foundations have been relentlessly assaulted. We can never return to this dark era of tormented violent conflict again.

As throughout the centuries of direct colonial subjugation, internal division has paved the way for foreign powers to decide our future and control our destiny. The truth of the matter is that every effort taken towards addressing the National Question by every successive government had been sabotaged by chauvinist forces in the Opposition. Therefore, it is crucial that civil society, especially spiritual and religious leaders, take a principled stand and make their best contribution to get beyond the impasse. At this momentous hour, let us join hands so we may regain our dignity, independence, democratic freedom and our collective humanity by overcoming the barricades that divide us. . We owe this to our generations, living and yet to be born. We believe this is our sacred duty and responsibility.

Window of Opportunity

We believe that a rare window of opportunity has arisen to work towards solving the National Question on a democratic foundation. The great majority of the people do not ever wish to return to the dark, tormented era of division and war. The new government of ‘National Unity’ has pledged to seek a political solution and the international community has pledged to support such an effort. Constitutional proposals from the various constituencies, sectors and communities are being discussed and a new constitution is to be presented to the people in the form of a national referendum. Let us all try to grasp this opportunity and move forward. The alternative is unthinkable.

Mutually Exclusive Polarities

First, we must grasp the mutually exclusive, intractable polarities involved in solving the National Question that have stood as a major obstacle in achieving an era of peace, unity, freedom and prosperity. Then, we must design a new paradigm that could transcend these polarities, while giving legitimacy to the contending positions, and seek a principled compromise.

Essentially, on one side of the divide is the position that any solution must be framed within the prevailing Unitary State, which, by definition rejects a Federal framework. This position also rejects any notion of national self-determination. In essence, this position claims that any devolution of power based on self-rule and regional autonomy would lay the basis for separation.
On the other side of the divide is that any solution must be based on the right of national self-determination to be exercised internally within a united country in the form of effective self-governance and regional autonomy covering the areas of traditional habitation of the Tamil people in the North and East.

The Challenge

The challenge lies in positively transforming this rigid polarity, based on popular consensus, in accordance with the democratic aspirations of all citizens, nationalities and communities. This is so we may forge a shared and cherished common identity as one, indivisible Sri Lankan Nation. Instead of striving to construct fences that divide us, let us strive to build bridges that unite us. When we would have learnt to abide in one home as true brothers and sisters, whatever our differences, as members of one human family, and we sat together as respected equals at the table, there will be no more need to seek another shelter nor a separate table. Instead of violently suppressing any desire for separation, is it not more noble, humane, sustainable and liberating to cultivate true and lasting solidarity by sharing and caring with loving kindness and compassion? Is this not the all-conquering spiritual message that our religious doctrines teach us? Is this not the real challenge we confront today?

Transcendent Vision

For this great historic enterprise to succeed, it is crucial that we strive to formulate a new vision of our society that truly transcends the divisions that have split us apart politically and bled us dry spiritually. We should believe that this Land of Lanka belongs equally to all those who consider it as their home and contribute with their blood, sweat and tears towards sustaining our people, and consider every citizen as an integral, equal and indivisible member of the one single family of our beloved Mother Lanka. Only such a transcending bond of solidarity could overcome the felt notions of separateness and exclusiveness. Distinctiveness is defined in diversity. The beauty and fragrance of a Rose is ever delighted in the midst of a garden of flowers.

Constitutional Reform

We believe that the solution should be found in sharing State power at the Center as equal and integral partners, along with reasonable devolution that shall ensure equality, autonomy, security and democratic freedom to the various nationalities and ethnic-religious communities that together constitute the people of Lanka. This would invoke a commitment to the State by all concerned, and serve to allay fears of separation. Sharing power at the Center would serve to establish mutual trust, equality and parity of status, and a sense of ownership and partnership in governance for all concerned.

Second Chamber

We suggest the formation of a Second Chamber to consist of Eminent Citizens from civil society and professional organizations, who have won the implicit trust of the people, representing all nationalities and religious communities, They shall not be partisan, nor subscribe to a particular political party or agenda. They shall rise above selfishness and narrow sectarian interests. They shall guide us towards building an indivisible and proud Sri Lankan Nation, bound together through voluntary union and democratic partnership, embraced in love, justice and solidarity. We propose that the Second Chamber shall be constitutionally empowered to review all legislation concerning the fundamental human and democratic rights of the various nationalities and religious communities and make revisions and recommendations, and a constitutionally entrenched form of deliberation be instituted whereby these fundamental rights shall never be denied, suppressed nor violated. This process, we believe, shall enhance the principle of popular sovereignty and enthrone it with a spirited democracy. This is a proven method of overcoming the ‘tyranny of the majority’ as evidenced throughout by international experience.

Step Towards a New Future

There can be no perfect solution, only principled compromise. We believe this will be a foundational step towards building an enduring peace and move towards voluntary national integration. It would be a step towards establishing a modern democratic-pluralist State that would honor the democratic aspirations of all the people, without any form of discrimination. Then, we would stand tall and proud, second to none, and gain honor among the community of nations of the world. We feel that this may be the only remaining path towards genuine national reconciliation to move beyond the era of violent division and internal civil conflict which has defiled and violated us all. Thus shall the noble spirit of the Dhamma and the liberating spiritual teachings of all religions be nourished in the Soil of Lanka, so that; “All Beings Shall Be Free of Sorrow”.

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    Another bankrupt political ideology.

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    Dear Mr.Ajith Rupesinghe, thank you for the clarion call to our civic and religious leaders to take up their indispensable role to help the political leaders on the right path and make tis Island peaceful. I invite the religious leaders especially to think not only of the local garbages but more seriously of “national garbages” and get rid of them.I invite their Attention to your appealing sentences

    Therefore, it is crucial that civil society, especially spiritual and religious leaders, take a principled stand and make their best contribution to get beyond the impasse. At this momentous hour, let us join hands so we may regain our dignity, independence, democratic freedom and our collective humanity by overcoming the barricades that divide us. . We owe this to our generations, living and yet to be born. We believe this is our sacred duty and responsibility.
    We feel that this may be the only remaining path towards genuine national reconciliation to move beyond the era of violent division and internal civil conflict which has defiled and violated us all. Thus shall the noble spirit of the Dhamma and the liberating spiritual teachings of all religions be nourished in the Soil of Lanka, so that; “All Beings Shall Be Free of Sorrow

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    Beautiful analysis and ajust request. But the question is how many religious leaders and politicians will agree with Surendra Ajith Rupasinghe and influence the majority of the citizens to bring real changes that are necessary ?

    How many comments will be made by the readers Will it be over 2500 ?

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    “There can be no perfect solution, only principled compromise. We believe this will be a foundational step towards building an enduring peace and move towards voluntary national integration.”

    We saw more than this foundation. The current constitution cooking process has been explicitly described by Ministers like Rajitha, Magala, Ranil… as preparation to bargain to save Old King from UN electric Chair. There is no intention whatsoever to create a new constitution. That is a technique being used in diminishing EP power. This will make IC to believe that even if Old King come to power he will weak. But we know, when a time like that comes, that time all the UNP MPs will cross side and write another 18A. An honest foundation will stem only from a brave person reaching the Sinhalese and started talk about the truth. Talk about the purpose of the 2009 war. The real numbers of the war. Actual commission earned out of the war……. All other methods of avoidance of reaching Sihala Mahajan are real frauds; there are no foundations being dug in those, but grave being dug to Tamils, fooling them to wait and see their foundation.

    equal and indivisible member of the one single family of our beloved Mother Lanka.

    This is crown of the fraud. There was never ever a mother Lanak. Even in Dutugemunu time Island Ceylon was not ruled under one umbrella. These hypes are from Mahawamsa and Jaffnahistory.com. This communist guy, out of the way of his philosophy, bring that “Mother” comedy itself an indication that no Sinhalese gets sincere when it a matter concern Tamils. This mother comedy is available only in the Southeast Asia. They call for mother because there is no patriotism in their heart. India and Lankawe are two countries where women freely raped. That is telling there is no respect in their mind for female gender. When they want commit a fraud they are people call the “Mother” first. Raping women and calling Mother is just another action like voting for Biryani and Arrack. “Nakkura Naaikku Chekkenaa Sivalingkam Enna?”. They have no idea of the values of the things.

    They cannot do minimum one thing like Communist China or Russia or even like the Western democracies. Gandhi a person who has been promoting the “India the Mother God”, not because he was communist, he was a conservative Hindu. If a communist couldn’t be a communist, it is not simply hypocrisy, that is thief acting like Police. Where did he get the word “Mother Lanka” Historically? The Ceylon was created by the famous crown country evolved into democracy. Can this communist call “Mother Ceylon”? No; because his explanation will be it is not in the history of Dutugemunu or Mahawamsa. How many Tamils wants to sing the Sinhala Song in Tamil in return for the 145,000 they gave in five months without inquiry, compensation, even the truth of that number. Honestly, only two would sing the Sinhala Song in Tamil (it is not really in Tamil – there are no words as Siri, Namo, Lanka or Maatha in Tamil. Only Thiru-Thirumathi- Chelvi- Chelvan- Thiruvaalarkal, Vanakkam, Illankaiand and Thaai.) those are Sampanthar and Sumanthiran. Sampanthar knows the truth the fake constitution cooking, but cheating the Tamils by refusing tell the Tamils the truth.

    Senate was in the “Mother Ceylon” constitution. She is the one gave the birth to the dictator Senator Sirimavo and when Sirimavo pressed for that, gave her way to Seducer Lanka. Tamils do not want succumbe for this type of seduction talks anymore. Unelected Senate is powerless. Elected senate, like US senate, may do something, but again it is going to be same old wine of house representatives when it is selected by the politically immatureed Lankawe’s offsprings.

    It is time now whether they are communist or left or right or straight, it does not matter under what classification they want to identify them, they need to start to explain Sinhala Mahajan that the crimes committed have to punished and inquiry has to come first to resolve this.

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      Mallaiyuran

      The answer to psychopaths like you is “to hell with new constitutions and get the hell out of Sinhala areas – your dream Ealam will automatically be created.”

      Soma

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        Surendra Ajit was in a difficult situation. Thanks for your right time jump in, Soma. He cannot directly have responded to a Para Demelo’s comments and have dirtied the holiness of his Asgiriya Ayathula status. After all, he has formed a new union with Cardinal Malcom and Asgiriya Ayathullas, (some Muslim bald head Monks and few Deva’s or Karuna’s team of Sarong clad Hindus too) to restore the Buddhism’s legal status in Mother Lanka.

        Your Contribution to Surendra’s cause has indicated the first victory in his path. If he can convert in addition to you, Softy and other few active guys in CT, he can go ahead and do the bloodless revolution Solomon West Ridgeway Way did and filled the Lanakawe’s Gangas with blood until now, but while dodging the end of him like the way Surendra is trying save the Old King from the UN electric Chair by initiating a change in the constitution. Or we can put this way; now he is going for SWRD initiation for Constitutional changes to save Old King and he may be hoping when his time comes you, softy and others will start your initiation to change the constitution to save Surendra.

        Ranil refused to sign ICC accord only after seeing Chemmani, Navali like Chandrika’s bravery deeds. But he is trying write a pact with IC (Ranil-IC Pact) to conduct no-time fixed future internal investigation in exchange for the constitutional amendment. The better experienced Surendra had avoided talking about the investigation completely.

        “your dream Ealam will automatically be created”. Get your rapist army from the North-East. We need our lands to our people live.

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          Mallaiyuran

          “We need ‘our lands’ to our people live.”

          We need ours. How about a deal? You must be ashamed of Tamils preferring to live in Sinhala areas ( Sinhala areas are defined by you Tamil racist donkeys as Sri Lanka minus ‘our lands’)

          Soma

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    Yes, make sure Land Lanka belongs to the Sinhalese, and make sure to have the foremost place to Buddhism. Also, the fear of the Sinhalese should be given the foremost place, never mind the rights of the Tamils. Consider a third chamber consisting of good reasonable Sinhalese Buddhist Clergies. They will take care of the rest. Everything will be solved, mate.

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    Thanks to Colombo Telegraph for posting. Thanks also to Rev.Fr Emanuel for his appreciation. Please try to convince the Tamil political leaders to take positive account of this initiative. Also give it as much publicity as possible.

    It seems that the viral DNA of Dr. Dayan Jayatileke has also affected some Tamils. They may get some narcissistic egoistical satisfaction by their stupid intransigence and sophistry. It does not matter whether it is communist or any other. An ideology has to be evaluated in terms of its honesty and integrity in standing for Truth and Justice.Some readers are simply beyond such intellectual capacity.

    This initiative is being sponsored by the Inter-Religious Peace Foundation of which I am a long-standing Executive Member and National Organizer.We shall do all we can to pressure the major stakeholders to take account of this proposal, including the diplomatic community.

    Thanks again to CT for their invaluable service.

    Surendra

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      It does not matter whether it is communist or any other. An ideology has to be evaluated in terms of its honesty and integrity in standing for Truth and Justice.

      There is a racist branch in socialist ideology. You are following that.

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        jim.

        Please will do us all a big favour, if you refrain from commenting on issues that you do not have the mental capacity to comprehend!

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      Surendra Ajit,

      Tell me something from your sense, if you can be true, Dayan syndrome has infected Tamils or is it has plagued the entire Sinhalese crowd, including you,from 1948? Could you explain me why so many Sinhalese are calling the Federal system as separation from SJV’s time? SJV started his party in 1949- SWRD who originally proposed the system was well and alive- There are many speeches out in Web he was supporting the Federal, but there is not one single speech from him -after 1948- educating the Sinhalese that they wrong but SJV was correct. Can you tell me, now that Dayan has SWRD syndrome and you have Dayan syndrome or I have Dayan syndrome because I just could not accept the outdated China communism?. You can wordly oppose Dayan, an action of only a word fight, but aren’t you contributing Dayan’s classical “Gemunu’s General Athul’s” patriotism with your call of Mother Lanka? Can you tell me how many elected Tamil leaders you consulted to call “Mother Lanka”? If you are really not a partner of Dayan would you be ready to amend your phrase as “Mother Lanka-Eelam”. (I put your Lanaka first and put my Eelam last). If You answer my question positively, then I stop challenging your sincerity on CT. You will not. Then trying to categorise me as Dayan Disease person while hiding your mature, dangerous status of that disease can not be called hypocrisy, only a thief posing as police.

      Can you write another essay, clearly stating what is your new Einstein- Newton theory that your are prosing over there, that none of the past ruled Sinhala leaders attempted to use fool the Tamils? Same old crap.

      You are just another one worthy of being called COMMUNIST, but there is nothing you have said new appearing above can change that classification.

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    Tribalists love racist – socialists.

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    These are matters that need serious expansion.
    When I see on the one hand the trivial and on the other obsessive responses, here and elsewhere, I begin to wonder how many CT readers are capable of serious and useful comment.

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    SAR.

    With all due respect,for your lofty ideals in your essay.
    I am afraid,the Garrison/Buddhist State of Srilanka will not buy this paradigm shift.
    Frankly,I do not normally,use this term PARADIGM,a term that is normally used by those who comment on financial matters!
    By the way,the irony of the situation is that all the so-called Leftists are no longer Minority friendly;Perhaps,you are an exception!

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    “Thanks to Colombo Telegraph for posting. Thanks also to Rev.Fr Emanuel for his appreciation. Please try to convince the Tamil political leaders to take positive account of this initiative. Also give it as much publicity as possible. It seems that the viral DNA of Dr. Dayan Jayatileke has also affected some Tamils.”

    I have no idea what is “Viral DNA”, but whatever the heck it might be, doubtlessly Surendra has been affected by Viral DNA of Dr. Dayan Jayathilake and Viral DNA of Dr.Izeth Hussain too. When he saw Dr. Emmanuel’s comment he was in the moon, but when he came across mine he jumped to the sun. He is just coining words without any meaning to show his ultimate displeasure and hate of other who are not ready to write in favor of him. Just read this They may get some narcissistic egoistical satisfaction by their stupid intransigence and sophistry. He writing his own experience by coining couple of meaningless words but thinking it as me. Hopefully he is not going to punch his mirror and hurt his hand the reflection must be me. What would somebody get into politics if they cannot tolerate others? Is that the natural Sinhala Intellectualism or is it a way to seek death soon by high blood pressure and heart attack?

    He is calling me narcissistic egoistical satisfaction seeker by stupidity. Why, I have not gone for a compromise with him. What he means as compromise? When call “Mother Lanka” I attempted to call “Mother Lanka -Eelam”, defying his authority to demine how should it be called. Why he wants to call me “stupid intransigence and sophistry” because when he wants to change the constitution, but I want the inquiry for the murders his brethren committed should be carried out first before the constitution changed. This Sinhala, next generation Royal, communist thinks if he says something others should not rebut it. If somebody tries it, he will call them for Premachandra- Duminda dual.

    If somebody doesn’t have doubt a camel cannot through a needle’s eye Surendra’s common sense is leading on that. But he is coming here and preaching that he is going to get a referendum passed by Sinhala Buddhist to give devolution to Tamils.

    if he is not a narcissistic egoistical satisfaction by his stupid intransigence and sophistry, will he tell the government to attend to the September ,2015 resolution, which Yahapalanaya government willingly signed. (They signed the resolution in Geneva and came to Colombo and signed another pact with Beijing to fight out the resolution in exchange for the renewed Port City deals.)When UNSG Ban-ki-Moon visited in 2009, Surendra’s Appe Andu agreed to take responsibility and accountability. How many from 2009, transigent Surendra has written to government or in public media to stick to their words. Writing a pact and tearing the nature transigent nature of Sinhala Intellectual Surendra? Can Surendra start to talk when their Transient flip flop stops and the intransigent start and they implement their pacts?

    Who is real intransigent here? Is that me who is asking to carry out resolution without distracting Tamils anymore, or the UNHRC who asked the Lankawe to investigate the 145,000 murders in five Months, Or Surendra’s Appe Anduwa who signed the resolution and tearing the pact or Surendra’s transigent nature keep demanding for additional compromise from Tamils every time signing a new pact throwing the old away saying that the compromise Tamils gave is not enough for them to implement that pact?

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    Mallaiyuran,

    Thanks for your angered responses.
    Take the example of Northern Ireland, Philippines, So. Africa. It is when both sides come to a principled compromise agreement that there could be a negotiated settlement. The alternative is interneccine war. Is this what you are clamoring for? I have said that all successive governments had betrayed the Tamil people by caving into Sinhala chauvinsim. I have no truck with any established political parties or governments – certainly not the new one. I have simply stated that a window of opportunity has opened for civil society to take the stage- as it did in the examples given above. I have stated that we should take up the challenge. Do you have any idea of the great risk I take in making this proposal. I live here in Colombo and am well known for my views. I have faced the firing line before and will do so in the future. Have you? Stupid, narcisistic intransigence refers to your inability to engage intellectually with my argument constructively. Ok – you can refer to Sinhala-Tamil Eelam motherland. Does that solve the problem? I have argued that my proposal would give parity of constitutional status to all nationalities. I think that that it is a practical and just solution towards giving constitutional legitimacy to the Tamil NATION. Just simply regurgitating angered froth in place of an engaged argument is indeed sophistry and self-gratification – besides being stupid.
    Yet, I urge you to engage on a more rational and constructive basis. That would require a radical rupture with your angered and frustrated mind-set and an rational, epistemological leap to progressive, constructive thinking. As for this Softly guy,he needs to rupture with his robotic reactive mind-set and try to approach rational discourse.

    Surendra Ajit Rupasinghe

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      Dear Surendra,

      Can you give some examples of how you propose to structure the second chamber?
      For example, 10 Sinhalese, 10 Tamils, 10 Muslims or any other combination?

      Should they have the power to rule out the decisions of the paliament even a legislation was passed over two third majority?

      Will the second chamber have powers over security services?

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      Surendra Ajit,

      “I have simply stated that a window of opportunity has opened for civil society to take the stage- as it did in the examples given above.” Last opportunity to any unscrupulous Sinhala politician to cash on the Chauvinist Yahapalanaya New Royals impasse, before the IC or UN get frustrated and act on the war crimes! Is that right? A great Window of political opportunity!

      First, all of your sentences in the Essay or comments are assumption or dictations or orders for others and the rest are your assumption. You and me will agree not all them can be dealt with here, but let us see randomly some of them. To come to the point, you see something as a Windows of opportunity and you insist you just simply stated it. Neither is true or acceptable to me. You called Tamils to come to protect your Mother Lanka after they scarified 145,000 of them only to sing the Sinhala Song in Tamil. What a nature of yours of simply telling the most insulting sarcastic jokes. Tamils Path was decided on Vaddukoddai Convention. For what the heck the Tamils are going to care about your War Crime Mother Lanka. She is Mother God for a fake opportunistic communist like you, but she is Extra Ordinary war criminal for me, has to be dealt with ICC. You are just trying to take the advantage of JR’s 6th amendment and take wounded ones for your communist propaganda ride. We saw that N.M Perera and Colvin did that to upcountry Tamils. Once they got the freedom and the up country Tamils were deported they did nothing. But they changed the constitution to Sinhalese favor , brought standardization, nationalized the estates and put Tamils in more bad position than they were under British master.
      You did not care to ask few Tamils those are not gripped the 6th amendment how do they this can be solved. You thinks you are too smart and when you tell Tamils to give up their demand for investigations because you have a way – that is as old as the one used by LSSP- they must listen to you without raising a doubt on your motive.
      This not something I am saying: when UNSG came last time he said UN did not attempt to prevent the 145,000 death in five months, but he see improvement in Lankawe because the national anthem is being sung in Tamil too, occasionally. (When he criticized UN on not saving Tamils life, he did not meant that he should have put a stronger claim of LTTE was using the Tamils as cannon fodders, that was the false excuse UN used that to allow a war without witness go ahead, but meant that they should have insisted more on UN’s peace keeping function in Lankawe). My worry is how to make UNSG, just like Ambassador Robert Blake declared in US Congress that America was cheated, explicitly tell that UN has been cheated –plain and simple as like that. This is only Tamils, side look. There is little bit of uneasiness is going around within the Sinhala Intellectual crowd of what UNSG said (not about the Sinhala Song, But the UN’s unresponsiveness to the calls of Tamils to save them from the occupiers). Now Ranil said the constitutional amendment is not going to be tabled this year at the parliament. What he is threatening here is if the UN has any idea of pushing forward the investigations, he is going to deny Sampanthar the secret solution(Something the Sinhalese cannot come to know and the Joint Comedians doesn’t know) he promised him. So now after visit of UNSG Ban Ki Moon, Ranil’s talk of changing the constitution is becoming hollow.

      It is in these circumstances you see a Window; from your point of view, as you are a highly logical and intellectual person, somebody asking you of where is the new window that you are seeing is a sinful deed. If there is anything out there like that, that is a dark and gloomy long tunnel for me. But your ridiculous obstinate behavior simply insisting that is a window for me too. That is because you talk only about one side.

      In total you are not simply telling the truth, when you call the Tamils, who has lost 145,000 of their precious ones to the rapist army’s chemical bombs, to come and shoulder your Mother Lanka (Don’t fool me by changing your words as Sinhala-Tamil Eelam Motherland that there is only windowless prison exist for Tamils – that is from 1948. As a Sinhalese you have no feeling of the prison feeling Tamils have in Lankawe, but you are trying Blackmail Tamils if they don’t go through your window, the extent of the result will be squared of Mullivaikkal. It appears Ranil’s threat of no constitution until next year a milder threat than your no constitution at all threat. “The alternative is interneccine war. Is this what you are clamoring for?” You don’t have shame to threaten me with this type of games, Do you? If somebody simply says the war criminals (not the average White vankaraya) should be punished first, that is internecine war?

      Here again you are declaring something, but less care about the truth. All conflicts occurred when there was no chance of negotiating anything; all historical negotiations took place only after the chance to negotiate started to appear. Further, something fruitful came out of them only after negotiated parties honored it. You are not ready to ask government to honor the UNHRC resolution, but you are teaching Tamils how much of their additional subordination is necessary for you to come for a negotiation.

      I am not sure what are you telling about Philippine and how you are connecting that to the Tamils problems. You have to be more precise and specific on that.

      South Africa started negotiations only after the power changed hands. Please read about it first. There was no compromise, no negotiation or no second word on handing over the Blacks’ land to Blacks. You first do that. Tamil Eelam for Tamils, not for occupiers and who try to force Tamils to negotiate while army is present there. The entire world stood with Blacks that they have to be freed first. (You are not ready to honor the UNHRC resolution or accept their recommendation) SA’ negotiations between inland Black and Whites were only for how to deal with the economy that was facing danger of collapse of power change and the criminals who committed crime during the freedom fight days. Blacks let the criminal go and took the economy as the power had come to their hand. Their decision to the compromises was made only after they won their land and freedom and had the power in their hand. It is that simple. Your proposed order is first negotiation that means more compromise before anything start to move, then a compromised solution(No freedom, no change in occupation of Tamil Eelam, -no talk about how to deal with the war criminals.)

      Irish Republican Army gave up only after seeing the UK was ready for negotiations. In this again, up to America was involved. (But you allergy to America cannot be curbed- you want Tamils to come to you empty handed, No UN, No India, No America… and get fooled by you). England is an example to the World. It is a crown country evolved into Democracy. They gave the freedom to Ceylon without Sinhalese or Tamils ask for it. (Some LSSP clowns did dance some dishonest Kummy-or Kandyan Kooththu, but that’s all- LSSP is the most cheating and notorious party in Lankawe; all of them are cow skin covered lions). Then Lankawe right away grabbed the power and enslaved Tamil Eelam people. You are saying that you accept that all successive governments had betrayed the Tamil people by caving into Sinhala chauvinism. Now, are you citing me that Irish People’s negotiation with UK Whites is on the same plane of Tamils negotiating with Sinhalese? Let me ask you question, are seriously thinking of convincing me that Sinhalese are politically matured as much like English people to that kind of negotiation? When SWRD proposed Federal States for Tamil and Low Country Sinhalese, didn’t SJV asked from him only for regional councils? Now it is the 60th year of SJV’s compromise, what do you really ask for more?
      Again, as usual, you have seen UK and Northern Ireland, but you couldn’t see UK allowing the Scotland to have a referendum. Can you come for a compromise with Tamils? Can you start to campaign with in Sinhalese for a referendum to Tamils like the one England gave to Scotland? You know the result, England gave the opportunity for Scotland, but Scotland did not go alone, because they did know England was serious and sincere in its offers for Scotland. If the Sinhalese are serious then Tamils are not going to vote for to go alone in referendum; then what is the held up for you there?

      I can take on the honesty and sincerity of the sentences on each of your word. But let us take this time, randomly, not by any importance or order. ” Do you have any idea of the great risk I take in making this proposal. I live here in Colombo and am well known for my views. I have faced the firing line before and will do so in the future. Have you?You are a shameless pathetic soul to say that. I have already left the country by fear, not for saying or doing anything, but just being only a Tamil! You are attempting to criminalize my settlement in west and being safe. But at the same time you are exasperating you could not do that. What a double standard in your mind. If I question you about that, you going to answer that “You are just telling that”, aren’t you? That is all you in your intelligent sophistry compared to my stupid sophistry. It is not your fault; it is not your SinhaLE blood not allowing you to come out honest on anything.

      Do you have any idea of the great risk I take Take a challenge on that with me; Why do you think I completely discounted your false proposal from the very beginning? I know better than you and that is why I completely discounted your useless proposal of your suicide mission to save Tamils, a sacrifice should have to be evaluated next to leader Pirapaharan.

      What a shame of you when you are fearing( Or I do not know if you are trying to market yourself as taking a risk of saying Tamils deserves their liberty) to tell that to Sinhalese but you are expecting me to come back to shoulder the responsibility of saving the Mother Lanka? If you are fearing of living there then whence the Mother feeling is coming form that war crime country? You are worried about your life, but you have no idea of how many Tamils have sacrificed their lives there and how many Tamils ran out of the country in the cause of fixing the Sinhala Chauvinism.

      I tell you something, don’t lower yourself even below the standard of Old King, who, at least, one time went UN Humans Rights Commission to complain about the UNP government’s murders. If you are honest in saying you fear about you are facing a death from the government just because you are using your right to speak out your opinion, collect your documents and go to UNHRC in March, 2017 and present your case. That is the path to go against a murderous government. That is what Nimalka did when Mervyn Silva threatened her to kill. Don’t try to fool Tamils with your own market building dishonest propaganda. Let me frank and clear on this. Whatever part of that statement of yours may hold some truth or false, irrelevant of that your SinhaLE blood is tempting to save your criminal mother from any UN or international action. While trying to do that, you are seeing a Window of opportunity to distract Tamils and turn them against UNP. Be assured, you don’t have to put any effort to turn Tamils against UNP. Tamils did not vote in Presidential Elections from 2005. Even after Sampanathar’s promise of a Secret Solution, only a 43% voted in that presidential election of 2015 compared to 80% to CV’s provincial election in 2013. So don’t waste your effort on fruitless direction. Save it use it on saving you from your Sinhala Brethren, whom you are reluctant to criticize, but find Tamils like me easy.

      Surendra Ajit, curbing Sinhala Chauvinism is not within your honesty and/or integrity; take a sip of your usual wine and go to bed with a warm feeling of winning the world with you self-assumed superior intellectuality. “Muyal Piddikira Naayai Moonchaiyil theriyum” .( A hunting dog can be judged by its nose.) Tamils are not going to be distracted by you.

      Thanks for the try.

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    Ajith,

    Thanks for your very constructive query. By intention we do not wish to go into details of the structure, composition or functioning of the proposed Second Chamber. That would be for the policy makers to deliberate and negotiate. We have, however, proposed that the Second Chamber should represent all the various nations and nationalities and religious communities to reflect democratic parity of status and that it be represented by Eminent Citizens who are beyond any particular political agenda and would have won the trust of the people.It should certainly have the power of review and recommendation. Whether this would involve veto power on selected subjects and areas should be negotiated in good faith. The objective is to ensure that are effective guarantees against the ‘tyranny of the majority’. In Northern Ireland, they evolved a system of ‘weighted majorities’ so that there would be democratic consensus of all major policy.

    I hope I have answered your important question.

    Thanks,

    Surendra

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