21 October, 2020

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Colombo Wigneswaran Doesn’t Even Have Vote In Jaffna – Mahinda To Tamil Journos

Addressing a group of Tamil media journalists at the Presidential Secretariat today President Mahinda Rajapaksa did not mince his words about his opinion on the TNA’s choice of Chief Minister for the North and slammed the party’s manifesto as echoing LTTE demands from four years ago.

TNA Chief Minister nominee was a man who did not even have a vote in Jaffna

The President told Tamil journalists that for professionals of the Northern Province including lawyers and doctors and even the ordinary people the choice for Chief Minister was Mavai Senathirajah. “Even they would select Mavai – but the TNA has picked a person from Colombo” the President said.

He said that the TNA Chief Minister nominee was a man who did not even have a vote in Jaffna.

Retired Supreme Court Justice C.V. Wigneswaran is a Colombo resident. Before his nomination was made there was a massive tussle inside the TNA between the Tamil hardliners in the Senathirajah faction and the Sampanthan faction which was pushing for the retired Justice. Justice Wigneswaran has also come in for stringent criticism from the pro-LTTE Diaspora and ultra-nationalist sections of Tamil Nadu, where he is viewed as a moderate seeking to work with Colombo. These elements also preferred that the TNA choose Senathirajah and view Wigneswaran as a non-Northerner.

President Rajapaksa said Senathirajah or Suresh Premachandran would have been better choices because they were Jaffna natives.

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    Dear Mr. President,

    Does your brother Basil, whom you imposed on the people of the Gampaha
    District from nowhere, have a vote there? When the slide starts against you Basil will lose even his deposit there.

    Pandaranayagam

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      None of the Rajapakse’s including the president can anywhere close to Wigneshvaran. All the Sri Lankans know what they are good for. Unfortunately a through gent of Wig’s calibre cannot be reached by them even after rebirth.

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    yep,that mr pix and 2005 on contrast sharply with our now 24/7 make-up plus botox “excellency”

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    If he has done so, so, much and is a gentleman of gentleman why is he running shit scared!

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    If MR is so concerned that a voter in Jaffna should represent Jaffna District, why didn’t he practice that same principle when he nominated Basil and Mervin to contest Gampaha? His nephew Shaeendra nominated to contest Moneragala District? Were the voters of those districts when they contested? Why this double standard? (He is also like Nehru who always had double stadads). Although Justice Vigneswaran was not living in Jaffna (like Rajapaksas living in Colombo and not in Hambantota) he is a native of Jaffna. He has all the right to contest Jaffna District. Does MR thinks that only Rajapakses can contest from any district in Sri Lanka. What does Basil and Mervin got to do with Gampaha? What does Shasheendra Rajapakse got to do with Moneragala? This shows the narrow stupid mentality of MR.
    Why should he offer unsolicited advise to opposing political parties, when he is incapable of giving proper advise (and control) to his own flock?
    His attack on Justice Vigneswaran shows how much he is scared of him as he (MR) knows that as an educated, experienced (for that matter experience as a senior judicial officer) and balanced person he (JV) could not be bought over or that he (JV) could not be accused of corruption. What he does with the other opposition politicians may not work with Justice Vigneswaran. Any Tamil other than him (JV) would have been ideal for his crafty manipulation.
    That’s the truth behind his concerns.

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    Sorry, I missed this “but not a patch on Nehru” So that should now read as “Why this double standard? (He is also like Nehru, but not a patch on Nehru, who always had double standards)”

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    The President must have touched a raw nerve for he has made a whole lot of people very upset. He was afterall expressing his opinion in a typical political fashion. Some seem to have been scared to their bones that this will creat a rift between Senathirajah and wiggles!!!

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    I cant see the face of this barbaric man. Seeing the picture alone, almost killed my day today…

    So do the many of the country that have now been suffering from suppression. Telling the palatable doing the very opposite through his siblings ( like for example, Gotas sentiments about Muslims making BBS happier – while BBS is proved to be criminal, if nation wide referendum would be called for that, 90% would say that BBS is not acceptable).

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    xxxxI cant see the face of this barbaric man. Seeing the picture alone, almost killed my day today…

    So do the many of the country that have now been suffering from suppression. Telling the palatable doing the very opposite through his siblings ( like for example, Gotas sentiments about Muslims making BBS happier – while BBS is proved to be criminal, if nation wide referendum would be called for that, 90% would say that BBS is not acceptable).

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    “President Rajapaksa said Senathirajah or Suresh Premachandran would have been better choices because they were Jaffna natives.”

    So it should be easy now for mahinda’s candidate to become the CM because sambanthan has made the wrong choice according to him.

    Well done sambanthan.You made a smart chess move and mahinda seems rattled.He thought for sure that one of the two he wants to be CM will win and they are hardliners and the international community will not take much notice of their utterances because they are always shouting wolf,wolf,but when wigneswaran shouts wolf the whole world will take notice because they know he is a moderate tamil from colombo.

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    Double Doctor Mervin Silva from which province?

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    Kick them out of Colombo to North or Tamil Nadu.

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      Fathima Fukushima

      “Kick them out of Colombo to North or Tamil Nadu.”

      Why North?

      We want to kick all of you out of my ancestral land, back to Tamilnadu.

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      How about kicking fathima fuckshit out of CT.

      The comments are too numerous and of poor quality.

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        Shankar, I concede you have a point there.

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    looks better than native vedda

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      dd

      Ignorance for you is virtue, you needn’t prove it on a regular basis.

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    One cannot lock the mouth of the Parrot the “Pettappu”. Always have something to bark about and it goes along the breed and family blood line.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmcDRlqqpV8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjsJl4gBt0Q

    Keep quaking….what you only know best and trained for.

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    Gamini – Is it dumb duck or dumb cluck.Just asking.!
    I hear other dogs barking softly and some out of tune.

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    He trying to create tension among wont work, Sampanthan Iya’s out smart move is going to byte back MR.

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