18 October, 2017

Corbyn Government Will End Military Aid To Sri Lanka: John McDonnell

By TU Senan

TU Senan

The upcoming general election in Britain will not be an ordinary one. Despite the fact that the Labour Party is behind in the polls and suffered some losses in the more rural county council elections, Labour Party could still form a government after 8 June. The popularity of Corbyn’s policies continue to enthuse a huge number of young voters. It was reported that there is a surge in voter registration among young people.

As for most of the workers and poor and for the Black and Asian population living in Britain, the choice is somewhat simpler. Either vote for a warmongering, immigrant-hating party that promises to make more cuts in services and further privatise the NHS or vote for a party that has promised to end cuts and end tuition fees, increase the minimum wage, etc. The policy differences must be discussed in detail. But the point of this short article is to outline the key points that impact on Sri Lanka and on Tamils living across Europe.

On Wednesday 4th I met with John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, for an exclusive interview. Among other things, one of the key clarifications we sought from the Labour leadership is about their foreign policy regarding Sri Lanka. This was in complete contrast to the interview I did with David Cameron, former Prime Minister, during his visit to Sri Lanka in 2013.

Cameron refused to speak out truthfully. He dodged the question about any action he could take in the interests of the oppressed Tamils. When he was asked a specific question about the Sri Lankan government’s unwillingness to deliver on human rights and what concrete plans he had, his answer was murky to say the least. He ambiguously declared that he “will not be backward”. His sole aim was to manipulate the media into getting good press for his visit to Sri Lanka. He didn’t have serious concern about human rights. Time passed. The backward prime minister backed away from politics. No justice was delivered. The month of March when the UN human rights council meets came and passed. Last march the UN gave another two years for the Sri Lankan government before any war crime investigation is held.

In contrast to the abysmal evasion of Cameron, John McDonnell went straight to the point. The two year extension is unacceptable he said. But it was Labour that was in power during the 2009 massacre of Tamils. Among the chants of over the over 100,000 Tamils who took to the streets at that time was that the demand of “Gordon Brown, Gordon Brown save the Tamils”. The then Prime Minister Brown continued the military aid to Sri Lanka. So what has changed? Would a Corbyn-led government be different?

John McDonnell was quick to point out that he was with the Tamils in their rallies in March 2009. He was on the right side of history. He and Jeremy had openly defended the Tamils and spoke in many meetings at that time. It was Jeremy Corbyn who helped many Tamil diaspora organisations to have their initial presence in the UNHRC. John McDonnell, for example, agreed to be a chairman of the Tamil Solidarity campaign at its initial stage of formation. Though the situation is different now, their position on Sri Lanka has not changed.

Not so surprisingly, I didn’t have to grill him to get concrete details. If the Sri Lankan government continue its human rights abuse Labour government under John and Jeremy will not tolerate it. They would stop any military assistance. He went further stating that they will also stop trade with human rights abusers.

The message cannot be clearer than that. This means there will be a sharp turn in foreign policy unlike any we have seen in recent British history. For some it may look like an attempt to woo the Tamil voters in the coming election. But this would actually be in line with Corbyn and McDonnell’s strong history of standing by their principles and by the oppressed masses of the world. If they are elected in June, the Sri Lankan government will undoubtedly come under huge pressure. But that means John and Jeremy will come under pressure from those who wish to defend the status quo, who cherish the increased opportunities for exploitation in Sri Lanka. We must be ready to defend those who defend us.

For Tamils living in Britain who want tough measures taken against the Sri Lankan government the choice is simple. Backing Corbyn will not only benefit their living standards with the pledges of free education, a £10/hr minimum wage and to take the NHS back from the private companies who wish to profit from it, but will also be in favour of a kind of foreign policy they desire.

Here is part of the interview of John McDonnell. It is exclusive footage for the Colombo Telegraph. Please obtain permission from the editor or author to re-use the video.

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    This writer is the perfect example for living in dreams that happens on his parallel universe..

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      TU ‘interests of the oppressed Tamils.’. MAYBE you must have misplaced the oppressed Tamils. As no one seems to find them. Remember how Tu and and fellow Travelers went out of the way to highlight the torture of a so called ex LTTe tamil we went to UK. Turned out the UK court tossed the pin out torture case a a fabricated fake. Who knows knowing the Travelers they will say the UK judge was paid by MR. ‘2009 massacre of Tamils’ of Tamils hmmm didn’t the so called UN say the LTTE have a hand in the 2009 massacre of Tamils???? You know those people who came out to protest holding the LTTE flags and Leaders pictures seem to have supported the ‘massacre of Tamils’. Today we see those so called NGo’s now saying the numbers they presented of the dead tamils are now not accurate over inflated. Maybe David knew something you did not.

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    TU Senan:

    Get All the Tamils to Britian. they all will be happy.

    Liberate them from Sinhale this hostile land to tamils.

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      Yep.. we will be happy too!

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    A greater share of any economic impact will be passed on to Tamils.

    Soma

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      सोमस जी (somass ji)
      नमस्ते जी(Namaste Ji)

      “A greater share of any economic impact will be passed on to Tamils.”

      Including greater share of unforeseen possess?

      धन्यवाद! सोमस जी (Thanks somass ji)
      जय हिंद Jai Hind

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    Sorry Mr Senan – Labour under Corbyn is dead and buried.The current shadow cabinet don’t have any intelligent people and have no clue.

    Dianne Abbot’s gaff on live radio interview with LBC has made it even worse.

    She said 10,000 police officers will cost £300,000 a year. When pressed she got it wrong again after a “painstaking thinking aloud on live radio”

    on the positive side if Theresa May wins , she should include Diane Abbot in the negotiating team

    When Europe demand £100 billion as a cost for UK to exit. Dianne Abbot will stubbornly argue it’s only £100,000.

    I am not a fan of the conservatives under May either.

    UKIP is a victim of its own success and Liberals are neither here nor there

    so who to vote for in this election?

    I am lost

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      @Rajash

      You just in a way Described TU Senan and his many ‘gaff ‘ as u put it. Now after time all turning out to be false and over stated and inflated propaganda. Maybe he should join the Labour party

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      Rajash

      “Labour under Corbyn is dead and buried.The current shadow cabinet don’t have any intelligent people and have no clue.”

      Labour needs a few years to renew and re-brand itself.

      Are you saying Jeremy is a liability to the party because he has been honest to himself, to party, to his country and to the people especially the needy? If labour under Corbyn is dead, politics is dead, hope is dead, honesty is dead, ……………

      Why don’t you bring back Tony Blair the alleged war Criminal. By the way Blair killed the Labour party single handedly according to my friend the old codger.

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        Native you got it wrong.

        it’s not Jeremy’s policy or honesty.

        it’s his leadership, his personality and people around him like the Diane Abbots.

        By he way I am not complimentary about Theresa either

        She is cunning her calling the election is a selfish motive.

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          Rajash

          What I gather from my mate the old codger is the parties are spinning their way to the bottom while Corbyn offers an alternative within quarterly capitalism to stay float.

          If people are taken for a ride it is not that politician are clever but the voters are stupid. They will have to face the consequence like the stupid voters in our island.

          Have the stupid Sri Lankans both Tamils and Sinhalese decided to vote for Mother Theresa May in the next elections believing they too are conservative white English, Scots, Welsh, ….. and part of British establishment?

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            Have the stupid Sri Lankans both Tamils and Sinhalese decided to vote for Mother Theresa May in the next elections believing they too are conservative white English, Scots, Welsh, ….. and part of British establishment?

            Native have you heard about “Kumar Sangakara English accent”?

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              Rajash

              “Native have you heard about “Kumar Sangakara English accent”?”

              He has an Indo/Sri Lankan upper class accent which I do not know whether he acquired recently or whether he studied at Oxbridge or it comes naturally to those enriched themselves recently.

              What about his accent?

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                Listen up you fagots @native Vedda @Rajesh.
                This discussion is about as Mr T U Senan has made it clear about Eelam Tamils and whether the right choice for Eelam Tamil is Jeremy Corbyn or Theresa May. Dont defecate in this forum you lowlife scums . let Eelam Tamils to have an informed discussion

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                  That is supposed to be comic relief.
                  Laugh if you can, but do not get agitated.

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                  Tamils Quest is for Eelam

                  I am sorry mate
                  but Senan is writing about two interview he had
                  one with David Cameron and the other with John McDonnell

                  We of course have to go by what he states about his interview with Cameron. As he has not uploaded the clip.

                  He is of course biased towards John McDonnell

                  here is some of the extracts which suggest Senan is biased towards John McDonnell.

                  “In contrast to the abysmal evasion of Cameron, John McDonnell went straight to the point”

                  “John McDonnell was quick to point out that he was with the Tamils in their rallies in March 2009.” (which added up to zero by the way)

                  “Not so surprisingly, I didn’t have to grill him to get concrete details. “

                  so we are no defecating but highlighting the shit posted by Senan.

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                    Rajash

                    ““John McDonnell was quick to point out that he was with the Tamils in their rallies in March 2009.” (which added up to zero by the way)”

                    Is that why the Tamils were crushed in the North in 2009?

                    The Labour party was still in power when Tamils were butchered in the North of Sri Lanka. What did Gordon and his fellow Lbour ministers, MPs, members and supporters do to stop the slaughter? Were they able to do anything at all?

                    Did John McDonnell though a good descent man know what the broader consensus reached by 32 countries which met in Switzerland in July 2008?

                    Watch Corbyn’s interview with BBC a few hours ago.

                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/
                    news/av/election-2017
                    -39861230/would-pm-
                    corbyn-definitely-leave-eu

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                  Tamil’s quest is for Eelam

                  Are they still searching for Eelam after 40 years of destruction which ended in Mullivaaikkal?

                  “let Eelam Tamils to have an informed discussion”

                  It’s nice to hear some good news for a change. By the way what were they doing since 1948, were they having uninformed discussion all along or no discussion at all?

                  I suggest you start searching for Pottu Amman,VP’s wife and the estimated LTTE’s investments of $3 billion outside this island.

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                  ‘let Eelam Tamils to have an informed discussion’ on a Sri Lankan website because the morons can’t have it anywhere else.

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          But she has now lost her leopard skin shoe at Brexit talks She would go stuttering- Its BenLux she is facing- first it was Guy of Flanders (VOC) now it’s Junker who said I will from now on speak only in French to the cheers of 27 nations. Like Latin English would die.
          So the greatest eloquence is stuttering. Bush Jr is still loved because he was honest unlike Obama (Sheila Miyoshi Jager) the schemer who misused his position at dept of state- he should be locked up along with Killary.

          Macron to become next French president after beating back Le Pen and her populist tide.

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        “”Are you saying Jeremy is a liability to the party because he has been honest to himself, to party, to his country and to the people especially the needy? If labour under Corbyn is dead, politics is dead, hope is dead, honesty is dead, …………… “”

        I dislike saints without sin.
        He went to a grammar school and Abbot sends her children to private school (if whites can go I too but fought against them to come to power) like yours faithfully Modawanse- they are all the same breed of fanatics.

        even good old english labour are skeptical about his win because he has been like an acrobat with brexit (now he does not talk of brexit and may does not face a public platform but schools)

        Once in power Fear corrupts!

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          “even good old english labour are skeptical about his win because he has been like an acrobat with brexit (now he does not talk of brexit and may does not face a public platform but schools)”

          Most British voted for Brexit believing the lies UKIP spread on Eastern European immigration and weekly injection of £350 million into NHS that is given to EU by UK.

          They did not consider the benefits of remaining in EU, and single or twin issues are based on shortsightedness. People who voted for Brexit will soon realise their fault and regret as the fall of the pound by 19% has started pushing the prices up.

          Look at countries where politicians encourage voters to elect them on racist lines. Sri Lanka has been slipping down the slopes for last 70 years and western countries, too, indulge in cheap politics for their short term interests. Unlike US and UK France has just decided to keep the racist Le Pen at bay.

          Labour leader Jeremy Corbin is a principled politician and his honesty is his enemy. He talks about real issues knowing he cannot win on Europe. The media and the middle class make promises knowing that they cannot deliver any of them. May be that Teresa May will lose to Labour in the next election in 2022 or earliar. Either way Tamils cannot expect much from leaders in power in Britain or anywhere else.

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            Agree with most of what you say, but I am dismayed by the first round vote for Le Pen. That means that France has a larger proportion of fascists than most other European countries.
            The fact that over 20% kept off and over 10% spoiled their ballot paper gives us another clear message.

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          May I know what is wrong in attending a Grammar School?

          FYI, acrobatics is to play both sides: Labour itself was divided on Brexit and there was no official stand.

          Now that you have located a ‘sin’ will you endorse Corbyn?

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            SJ,

            Immigrants and weaker are easy targets almost everywhere.

            Did you notice that the army intelligence under the previous regime used Tamils to do the dirty work and target the political opponents. If Tamils or Muslims are hurt no one including the fair minded will raise the voice for fear of being noticed by the perpetrators.

            In the Labour leadership election I voted for Owen Smith. My heart is with Corbin but the vote with Smith.

            In the general election, of course, I will vote Labour.

            I know you cannot win against the organised establishment.

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            Saro
            I agree that immigrants are soft target— but not when politically organized. It is often the opportunists who try to capitalize on the goodwill of sections of the fair-minded majority. They go places leaving behind the community— the result is that the extreme elements among the majority use the pretext to spread the communal venom. (The plight of the Muslims in this country is a strong case in point.)
            If minority politics is only about bargaining for power and position and political favours and not goodwill towards the oppressed sections of the majority, the minorities will remain underdogs forever.

            I am disappointed that your vote did not follow your heart.

            I am not counting on a Labour win. But a good performance by the Labour Left will be an encouraging sign.

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              SJ,
              I agree with most of what you say. Tamils do not even even get what the Muslim politicians got , “power and position and political favours”. Our leaders are more interested in in-fighting and maintaining the leadership of their respective parties.

              In-fighting within Labour on top of the hostility of the media has damaged its chances of winning seats.

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              Dear SJ,

              “the oppressed sections of the majority . . .”

              It is profoundly impressive that you realise that such a section ALSO exists!

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    This is a funny article. Sinhale is a soccer ball for Tamils to kick to many sides.

    You should have ask your politician, if there is a war again against Tamil migrents in Sinhale would they sell weapons to Sinhale to attack Tamils. I think, they would definitely do that as they did during the Eelam war IV, as that helps paying good salaries to British natives while you people are fighting for the minimum wage.

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    When the British Raj was ruling Ceylon, Tamils licked the arse of the white men to get privileges. Now, the white men in Britain are licking the arse of Tamils to get their votes.

    If the Labor Party is so concerned about war crimes and crimes against humanity, first they should charge Tony Blair and hang him for his role in Iraq. Then they should charge David Cameron for his role in Libya.

    Britain declared war against Germany even before Britain was attacked. What did Churchill say at that moment.

    “We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.”

    After Churchill defeated Hitler and Nazi army, there were no war crime charges against Churchill or the British army. In fact there was a tribunal to try Nazi leaders for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity. Those who were found guilty were either hanged or sentenced to prison. But after President Rajapakse defeated Prabhakaran (Hitler in Sri Lanka)and LTTE terrorists, the ‘Para Suddas’ are coming like a pack of d**s after President Rajapakse and Sri Lankan armed forces with war crime charges. Height of Hypocrisy! Isn’t it?

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      “”When the British Raj was ruling Ceylon, Tamils licked the arse of the white men to get privileges. Now, the white men in Britain are licking the arse of Tamils to get their votes.””

      that statement alone proves you have dirty underwear poor slave land go live at mugabe land that is your homeland.

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        Mugabeland stands in defiance of the White master.

        Please think of another place.

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      Whose a*** did the landed gentry and the new rich of the 20th Century lick to accumulate their wealth?

      Churchill was a war criminal who bombed civilian targets in Hamburg in 1943 and (even worse) Dresden in 1945.
      Not being punished does not make a criminal innocent.

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        SJ/Sekere

        “Not being punished does not make a criminal innocent.”

        You are right that the weeping widow escaped justice for her share of war crimes against Sinhalese youth in 1971 does not make her innocent.

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      Eagle Eye, Dr Clean, SL Citizen, ……..

      “After Churchill defeated Hitler and Nazi army, there were no war crime charges against Churchill or the British army.”

      Did he really defeat Hitler and Nazy army single handedly and without allies?

      Was the public racist fighting his own people in Germany and elsewhere?

      Are you still a lackey of your old colonial master?

      Are you comparing two public racists?

      Are you comparing two unpunished war criminals?

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    The tamils living in UK should learn to live as citizens of UK supporting that country to prosper. If they want to live as immigrants expecting handouts for minorities those days are over. Just like in USA where they supported Clinton, in UK too supporting labour they will end up sadly disappointed. UK too will elect a strong conservative government unafraid of demands of immigrants like the labour party. Also these tamils should stop messing around the lives of innocent Sri Lankans.

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      Good! Good! Good!

      Also, could people like Basil Dual Satakaya live as a US citizen, get a proper job and support his family with a kosher income rather than screwing the folk of his motherland (now diluted) by taking away their rightful lolly.

      We have plenty of talent waiting in the wings that will serve this country rather than themselves.

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      Ban Sam

      “The tamils living in UK should learn to live as citizens of UK supporting that country to prosper.”

      Isn’t that why many Sri Lankies (kallthonies) Tamils as well as Sinhalese voted for Brexit? My friend the Old Codger told me during the referendum hustings the moment they (Singlish/Tanglish speaking Brown Sahibs) received their nationality they tend to behave as though they were part of the British than the Brits.

      “UK too will elect a strong conservative government unafraid of demands of immigrants like the labour party.”

      Remember a strong conservative government under Maggie let most of the early refugees or asylum seekers into the country. If Mother Theresa May appears though on migrants which means she is going to take a pragmatic decision about them. If anything it is for the British Establishment to decide what is good for the country and its allies.

      Tamils and Sinhalese are only an incidental part of UK.

      Leave the worrying to the British Establishment and please mind your own business.

      If you are a Lanky remember how smoothly and generously the country has been governed since the Brits left the island. Don’t be surprised there are 8.3 million people living in the UK were born abroad.

      By the way estimated Foreign-born population of the United Kingdom in 2014:

      Poland – 790,000

      India – 793,000

      Pakistan – 523,000

      Republic of Ireland – 383,000

      Germany – 301,000

      Romania – 170,000

      …….

      ……

      …..

      Sri Lanka – 139,000 (is only 18th largest Foreign-born population)

      …..

      …..

      …..

      Please get back to whatever you were doing before typing your ill-informed nonsense.

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        How many veddas live in UUUUK? I thought they all live in the jungle behind Popopopolanaruwa.

        I was all along wondering how a vedda could be so brave?

        Soma

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          सोमस जी (somass ji)
          नमस्ते जी(Namaste Ji)

          “I was all along wondering how a vedda could be so brave?”

          You mean so clever or stupid. It depends how you look at a Veddah.

          “I thought they all live in the jungle behind Popopopolanaruwa.”

          Veddahs live all over the island, at times you see them other times you don’t.

          धन्यवाद! सोमस जी (Thanks somass ji)
          जय हिंद Jai Hind

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    Senan: The rise of Racist Nationalism and de-globalization is a response to the absence of Economic and Social Rights and justice everywhere and the total failure of global institutions – UN, IMF, WB. This is why Corbyne is important and I hope he wins.

    London, UK and US are HUBS of black money looted from countries like Sri lanka in Asia and Africa which are reeling from corruption and ECONOMIC INEQUALITY caused by neo-liberal economic growth policies. London and US benefits from corruption and money laundering from the global south, whose military dictators and corrupt politicians park their funds looted from poor countries and impoverished population via shell companies in US and UK, not to mention Switzerland, Singapore, Dubai. US gives green cards to corrupt politicians and military dictators – Gota, Basil, Sarath Fonseka all had US residency! 60 percent of all real estate deals over 1 million in US today are by Shell companies for corrupt politicians and oligarchs. The US and UK which are havens for money laundering by corrupt politicians from Asia and Africa and Russia and Middle East distract us all with their Human rights spin in Geneva. Now the shit is hitting fan in the hearings on how Russia’s Putin has been buying his way in Washington DC’s money politics.. Cold war is running high and Blow-back is on the way in US and UK for their corrupt looting of the world!

    US gives green cards to corrupt politicians and third military world dictators who launder their monies via Shell Companies in the US! Now the shit is hitting the fan the hearings in the

    What sort of dirty game HUMAN RIGHTS GAME is the US govt. playing with Sri Lanka whil Gota and Basil who have stolen from the people of Sri Lanka and laundered massive amounts of money to the USA?! Where are the ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS and SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR the People of Lanka? US govt. prats about Human Rights in Geneva, but there are not economic and social rights for people of global south or any other country .

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    There can be no doubt about the honesty and sincerity of Corbyn and his supporters within the Labour Party. Let us hope that that they also demonstrate their efficiency.

    The world needs to cut back on all this huge expenditure on armaments and an end to the balance of terror. Let us hope that today’s French Presidential Elections, and the British elections, too, see a real commitment to Principles, and not merely saying things that are temporarily acceptable.

    I see no comments as yet on this article; let me hope that whatever responses come in are balanced.

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      “…let me hope that whatever responses come in are balanced.”

      SM, you incorrigible optimist!

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    Do not count the chicken before they are hatched.

    Corbyn is a decent honest man.
    But even if he wins, there is not very much that he can do.
    As a Marxist you should know better about what the state is and what the relationship between the state and ruling classes is.

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    Brits, put your house in order before poking your nose into other peoples’ affairs.

    According to a study conducted by TES.com in UK:

    In May last year – in the middle of the Brexit referendum campaign – the number of police reports of hate crimes and hate incidents in schools rose by 89 per cent, compared with the same month in 2015.

    The number of hate crimes and hate incidents in schools increased by 54 per cent from May to July last year – covering the run-up to the referendum and the immediate aftermath of the outcome – compared with the same three-month period in 2015.

    During the summer and autumn terms in 2016 – when the Brexit referendum took place and Donald Trump won the US presidential election – the number of hate crimes and hate incidents in schools increased by 48 per cent, compared with the same period in 2015.

    Reference: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/exclusive-school-hate-crimes-spike-following-brexit-and-trump-votes

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      Eagle Eye, SL Citizen, Dr Clean, ……….

      “Brits, put your house in order before poking your nose into other peoples’ affairs.”

      If you don’t treat your family well strangers will grope your women folks. The problem lies with you and not with outsiders.

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    This is a typical example to see how tamil rights suffer by people of name and fame.

    Because TU Senan managed met with Labour John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor, is this publicity needed?

    This makes SL government to go for a counter lobby and also to see many of their people do not vote for Labour.

    Is this what TU Senan wanted? No, his cheap publicity.

    This is news item gives name and fame to TU Senan, makes tamil rights to suffer in the hands of the SL government.

    Good job by TU Senan

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      “”Because TU Senan managed met with Labour John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor, is this publicity needed?””
      You are greedy Gajan and ignorant as thunapahi kuddu.
      Low down european bums can meet any minister of Sri lanka is the talk in the west because Lankans still feel they are subjects of the British Raj- look at your export market it speaks for itself.
      It’s election time every little bit helps. English have virtuous verbosity it is their patchwork language all that John did was patronise because Senan interviewed him as left political journalist representing the Tamils of Lanka. That is not unfair in politics and democracy.

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        Senan!

        “Senan interviewed him as left political journalist representing the Tamils of Lanka”.

        THIS IS THE BEST JOKE OF THE CENTURY!

        “Left political journalist representing the Tamils of Lanka”. If so, let him stand in an election and prove that he is representing the Tamils.

        He may be representing the Tamils of Wembly

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          small minded village moron you need generations to be in a city the world of politics is very big as the world.
          The gujaratis of the west created Modi from when he had no visa to the USA and was hounded by the western press. He is the PM and President of Gujarat as far as all development is concerned- like Trump taking all leaders to Florida.
          The rich always win and break their promises to the poor fools who vote for them.

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            Senan (Dim _Sum)

            You are trying all your fortune through back door business! It doesnt work this way.

            We know that you are DIM!

            “city the world of politics is very big as the world”. IS IT WEMBLY?

            When we write truth about your article why are you diverting the point.

            Be a gentleman and agree that you are building-up your publicity in the suffering of Tamil, indirectly damaging their struggle in the name of Left political journalist representing the Tamils of Lanka.

            Pure NONSENSE

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              Rajan – Village Zombies are looking for brains.
              All I can say to a troll like you as one essex boy said of Dr Siriwardena when he got knocked down and died a couple of weeks ago –
              hope he had clean underwear
              go away scumbag!

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                Senan, Dim_sUM

                First of all you dont have the courage to say, it me Senan.

                Secondly, I wrote a comment about Senan under-hand work of seeking publicity.

                For this why, Dim_Sum has to make so much of fuss.

                May be Senan is thinking of increasing the number of comments that he received for his article on his ego.

                Before you worried about others underwear, you at you loot at your dress and underwear. Before it smells, do wash.

                Dry people, dry thought, dry writtings

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                hope he had clean underwear
                go away scumbag!

                Dim_Sun

                This is a column for educated and civilised writters.

                If you are not, keep away from here!

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    T.U.Senan.

    Pl:see the profound comment of SJ/Sekera/Sivasegaram above.
    Thats the final word about the elections in the UK on June 08th.
    Chickens should not be counted before they are hatched! That is a profound statement.This reminds me of Mao-Tse-Tung!

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      Plato.

      “This reminds me of Mao-Tse-Tung!”

      Aren’t you being sarcastic to SJ/Sekera/Sivasegaram?

      However SJ/Sekera/Sivasegaram has a few heroes including Mao Tse-Tung, Siri Mao, Guzman, Pol Pot, ….

      His favourite is the weeping widow Siri Mao.

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    Why-O-Why do we persist with this nonsense. Going back to these people only encourages them to think that they have a part to play in our affairs.

    Let me take up a couple of points.

    As I recall tuition fees were first introduced across the entire United Kingdom in September 1998 under the Labour government. No government since then has made any attempt to scrap it, the closest was the Liberals who promised but reneged when they got into coalition.

    Senan writes….Labour Party could still form a government after 8 June…..and pigs will fly!

    Then there is…… If the Sri Lankan government continue its human rights abuse Labour government under John and Jeremy will not tolerate it…………….Whoa! the question is will John and Jeremy send in a couple of gunboats?

    Truth is the foreign governments/politicians will do what is most expedient at the time for them.

    Our diaspora will TRY to get the support of their host politicians to support their various causes, but they should not raise expectations of anything coming of it.

    Senan: one question does not constitute an interview. John was so patronising, and thankful that he was not grilled.

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      Spring Koha

      When will the Lankan diaspora stop believing in their own ability, might, wealth, influence in moving and shaking foreign policies of host governments, UN, UNHRC, State Department, South Block, various political parties, ….. ?

      You have failed in your duty to educate the most stupid people on earth, the Lankey Diaspora.

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        Native Vedda ,
        How do you expect a man brought up on faith to do that when even Jesus had doubts about the cross?
        When the missionary schools were taken over they shamelessly shouted Jayaweva- big fist, small fist.

        For Little Old Lankey (LOL) people it’s just like the master it’s all about sleeping with the hare and hunting with the hound.

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    Corbyn Government must first take Tony Blair to Court for war crimes.

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      thondamannay

      “Corbyn Government must first take Tony Blair to Court for war crimes.”

      Good advice.

      When will Ranil/Sirisena duo take all the war criminals and crooks to courts? Will you be right behind both in supporting prosecution?

      In fact both are scared of you the noisy minority

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        Native Vedda:

        YOu also should be a war criminal by writing articles supporting LTTE during the eelam war.

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          jimsofty the dimwit

          Could I have the copy and details of the articles to see who had been impersonating me.

          When did you last see your optician?

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    Poor John McDonnell has eaten the ‘d rope’ of TU Senan who is nothing else but a LTTE supporter and a top range separatist

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      S Athukorala

      “Poor John McDonnell has eaten the ‘d rope’ of TU Senan who is nothing else but a LTTE supporter and a top range separatist”

      So do you believe TU Senan is smarter/craftier than John McDonnell because he comes from Sri Lanka just like you?

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    Brexit means Britain Goes Broke.
    Socialist Corbyn as PM means Britain Goes Broke.
    (Trump promised to close all 800 bases because they do not provide internal security but where are we?)
    European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker has taken a swipe at London by stating that “English is losing importance” amid an ongoing Brexit row with Theresa May.
    But that does not mean Lib/Dem or split in 2 Labour will get a free ride.
    Like the US election UK outcome is not certain but immigrants are going to find it harder- enough is enough. What Cameron would not do for Tamils Corbyn or any PM of Britain won’t do.
    Patchwork English get along well with patchwork Sinhalese.

    Russian Army General has warned Fallon and Boris unless he puts up and shuts up Russia would wipe UK off the map.
    Corbyn offers to make Britain nude (UK is not New Zealand) and that does not go well with the former empire.

    UK and USA’s largest selling item is Arms. Even the £12 billion International Humanitarian is under threat as 90% goes into administration and creates more refugees and regime change. So the public need it for defence of UK pensions etc.

    Almost half the British population would vote tactically as all there parties are non starters and Brexit £100 billion divorce payment would create a hard Brexit. India has refused to increase any trade with Britain.

    Everything depends on Indian Ocean Regional security and Lanka is non player with Us, EU and UK as its main export partner while its main import partner is India, China.
    Tamils can never get together all that terrorism was Economic in nature- British Lankan Tamils should be locked up.
    Colombo has lived happily until the villagers from north and south terrorised.
    The country never spawned a leader and it can never have one because it does not run in the genes- except bank heist.

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      You backward looking analyst, what do you mean by saying all British Lankan Tamils should be locked up. UK is a civilised country where there is law and order and an absolutely fair judicial system. Unlike in a barbaric country like Srilanka with Kangaroo courts, where Tamils are locked up on false charges,your wishful thinking will never happen.

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        Hi Doc, where do you think Sri Lanka learned about kangaroo courts and false charges? It has centuries of experience at the hands of the European powers. Don’t expect it to keep up with their new human rights policies after a mere seventy yaers.

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          MR

          “Hi Doc, where do you think Sri Lanka learned about kangaroo courts and false charges? It has centuries of experience at the hands of the European powers.”

          Its very enlightening.

          However you should also go back in history to see this island’s own torture Technics:

          Excerpts from

          Methods and sequelae of torture: a study in Sri Lanka

          By Piyanjali de Zoysa* & Ravindra Fernando**

          “In ancient Sri Lanka, 32 types of torture
          were described. Though inflicted by
          the King’s men, and “lawful”, they were inhuman,
          cruel and degrading. These torture
          methods included being trampled by an
          elephant and being impaled on a pointed
          iron pole.”

          “After the British captured Kandy,
          the capital of Sri Lanka (then referred to
          as Ceylon) in 1815, the Convention signed
          by the British Governor and the Principal
          Chiefs of the Kandyan Provinces expressly
          prohibited the practice of torture.4 Thus,
          Section Six of the Kandyan Convention
          stated, “Every species of bodily torture and
          mutilation of limb, member or organ are
          prohibited and abolished”.

          http://www.irct.org/assets/

          More of the same here:

          THE HISTORY OF TORTURE IN ANCIENT SRI LANKA
          by UCP PERERA

          http://torturemag.org/
          the-history-of-torture
          -in-ancient-sri-lanka/

          Please read, learn, enjoy and regret your own brutal history.

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    Surely military aids are not decided by the government but by the arms cartel.

    Senan you must credit Cameron for his stand on Lankan human rights violations at the Colombo 2013CHOGM.

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      Pillai
      Cameron did it when MR was in power.
      He would not open his mouth against RW and MS.

      Those who take the HR concerns of the West especially the US & UK are due for disappointment.

      There is limited hope for a degree of principled stands on issues, but a little slip and the Labour bourgeoisie will use that to oust the Labour government.

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        “”He would not open his mouth against RW and MS.

        You small minded sj jam. Cameron had ba**s and sense of shame because he is distantly related to the Queen.
        Did you not listen to Samantha Power at Jaffna? Obama says so on 3 occasions… Obama was the cut throat even ICC for africa only then selling $60 billion arms to Saudi- both parents married several times now his lovers (half dutch+ korean Dr of Anthropology Chicago)story is out in public She even told both Hillary and Obama where they stood (read her profile)
        Tamils never get together so do they deserve anything better than marriage to sinhalese?

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          Translation please.

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    Senan – “Corbyn Government Will End Military Aid To Sri Lanka: John McDonnell”

    too late mate – Tamils and their aspirations have been wiped out.

    it’s not a bait for Tamils

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    Senan: “…. He went further stating that they will also stop trade with human rights abusers.”

    after Brexit ; Britain will be forced to go around the world with the begging bowl…for trade deals…Human rights abusers or not!

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    A shallow article, not in depth analysis.

    Of cause Tamils will vote for the party that supports them. Then there will be a dilemma. The Tamils live in UK face split that their internal welfare and the Motherland welfare. Senan forcefully building a case that Liberal are good for both situations, their internal welfare and to the cause of Tamils. That is making him to denounce what Cameron did to Tamils. The Tamils are in UN and they are in Motherland too. Senan like to ignore the Motherland opinion. It sounds like even if Theresa becomes honest in his standards and to his expectations, he willingly accepts that he is unable to be honest. In the last election, it was said Tamils voted in high number for conservative because of Cameron.

    Europeans (Britain, Portugal, and Holland) brought Indian (TN) labor to Ceylon even for menial works. Ceylon Tamils have been seeking jobs In and out of Ceylon, even at British time including in Malaysia, Burma… but until recently government promoted the Middle East & Korea jobs, Sinhalese have not been. They all know the Sinhala Buddhist mentality to vote for arrack and Biryani and if they have to find food, they only can spark pogroms and loot. So Britain is in a good position to make things clear to other EU countries. Britain has full experience in managing Ceylon. British help needed to take the case to UN and UNHRC. That is to influence an international action. Other than that Britain is not going to invade Lankawe.

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    Senan has to understand Tamils’ cause before he asks help from a country. The Tamils cause has to be active in international arena for decades until most parts of it are solved. At a time, When one country has Liberal government another can have conservative. There he fails to understand that Tamils cause has to be registered at country level rather than private person level. Otherwise we have to have Liberals (labor party) seated to power, not just in Britain, but in all countries where Britain has to work in collaboration for. This has to continue until the Tamils problems are over. That kind of thinking is not a political or diplomatic strategy.

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    After centuries all Tamils can point to is the hell of Tamil Nadu they are running from?
    Why not stay and try civilize your homeland?

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      @ Gamini

      Most of the present day Sinhalese would have oiriginated from Sotuhern Indian peoples such as Tamils, Telegus and Malayalis. So if Tamils have to go back to South India so should you. Also The Bengali element is small amongst the Sinhalese and The Bengalis are catergorised primarily as Mongoloid Dravidians not Aryans.

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      gamini

      “Why not stay and try civilize your homeland?”

      Do seriously think they could have civilised MR, GR, VP, Pottu Amman, Rohana Wijeweera, Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa, …….. ?

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    Corbyn government will SELL BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF ARMS TO WAHABI SALAFIST ISIS sponsor Saudi Arabia. You don’t think that’s queer? Saudi Arabia are the most oppressive regime in the world. But has oil. That’s all that matters. Stupid stupid stupid Eelam is insignificant.

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    @ Gamini

    Most of the present day Sinhalese would have oiriginated from Sotuhern Indian peoples such as Tamils, Telegus and Malayalis. So if Tamils have to go back to South India so should you. Also The Bengali element is small amongst the Sinhalese and The Bengalis are catergorised primarily as Mongoloid Dravidians not Aryans.

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      no matter the immigrants who formed and absorbed into Sinhale come from, every thing Sinhalese was developed in SL…

      SL is the womb that gave birth to Sinhala civilisation..

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    will have more chances of Sadam Hussain rising from the dead than “CORBYN” becoming the PM.
    So the military aid question would not arise

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    Tu S. is trying a Yahapalana government in UK! Good try!

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    By British imperialist “democracy” of the political-Aristocracy of Tory party(Conserversity ) was monopolized by aristocracy to serve as last Prime-Minister was Alec Douglas- Home until 1964.

    Then Labor party of Harold Wilson become Primer of UK in 1964?
    Even after Labor-Wilson being to power in 1964 there was not that UK democracy has changes ? Not at all.

    The Old class system based on Westminster democracy of on elite property ownership was distinctively of British the property-owing democracy was made in Kings and Queens of UK.
    Several Years after time to time Party of Labor in power, but that system of British’s wealthy of Few are enjoy sweet of exploitation of working classes; hence has holding ruling power of Monopoly Capitalists Govt.s has NOT change by ballots even Labor in power of State.

    Nevertheless that Corbyn of Labor being in helm of UK State there will no be any radical changes will occur in Britain?

    But the fact remain Labor will put pressure on behalf of Tamil Terrorist-voters in UK which put that hard landing power to be partition of Island for Tamil Eealm by Corbyn ruling Labor may be possible?
    The Britnexit is mean Market Economy become fail in EU and Worldwide? Is that Corbyn has any solution of ills of Market Capitalist Economy in UK?

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