25 September, 2020

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‘Council Of Tamils’ – TNA’s Baby

By Eelaventhan Manickavasakar

Eelaventhan Manickavasakar

Eelaventhan Manickavasakar

The formation of the ‘Council of Tamils’ a new non-political group consisting of civilians of eminence, religious dignitaries, and members of some political parties did not shock many but caused some ripples among the Tamil leaders.

The council is spear headed by NP’s chief minister C.V. Wigneswaran with whom TNA’s leadership is at loggerheads on several issues like genocide, international investigation, relationship with present dilly dallying government, etc.

The council appears to be generating wide support among Tamils including diaspora and even from some TNA members of parliament. Wigneswaran’s handling of politics as a judge expressing views forthrightly and frankly surely is an irritant to professional politicians in TNA who are now adopting a humble and pleasing approach to the inactive Maithiri-Ranil government which is performing no better than the previous government’s in relation to problems of Tamils and promises made earlier.

Wigneswaran plunged into politics as a request of Sampanthan and other well-wishers. R. Sampanthan was keen to rope in Wigneswaran to strengthen the TNA with a person of high calibre and repute. Vigneswaran becoming an ardent activist found, the opening and has now also become a strong voice for the Tamils, Solely for his unwavering stand and honest politics.

Wigneswaran and Sampanthan are now on different routes, and Sampanthan could not succeed in his meeting with Wigneswaran asking him to fall in line with TNA. Besides Sumanthiran, a confidante of Sampanthan openly passed strictures on Wigneswaran without TNA’s backing, which further aggravated the situation all of which exposed the disunity of TNA.

The fallout and the formation of the ‘council of Tamils’ became inevitable and many reasons can be attributed to this bold step.

  1. TNA right from the beginning has been a divided house, never in one voice when facing or deciding the crucial issues facing the Tamils e.g. questions of international investigation, genocide etc. Sampanthan and Sumanthiran sent confusing and mixed signals differing from other members.
  2. Sampanthan’s adamant refusal to register TNA as a political party is a political mistake which he may regret. The larger interest of Tamils should prevail and precede over the interest and image of a party, the Tamilarasu katchi. A single party, TNA with all forming parts of it including Wigneswaran would not have led to the present state of divisions and disunity, allowing for dissenting opinions, statements including personal vilifications in public, thus weakening the cause of Tamils. The beneficiaries are the present government who are excelling in the ‘divide and rule’ policy as usual.
  3. Sampanthan is still heaping trust and believing the present government for delivery of a political solution based on federal system in 2016 as called for in the TNA’s election manifesto. The promise of Sampanthan is certain to remain intact and unachievable in 2016 as Ranil and Maithiri have publicly declared that any political solution for Tamils will be confined and within the thirteenth amendment under the unitary form of government. Once bitten twice shy Vigneswaran is no more prepared to believe or trust promises of any government leader e.g. Promises relating to the Tamil prisoners, reduction of armed forces, handing back all the lands seized by the army. Partial handings back of lands which state celebrations is like someone handing over the stolen goods to the rightful owners with public participation and celebrations. TNA’s prodding and plodding without any agenda of action has not only disillusioned Wigneswaran and others in the Tamil council but also the entire Tamils. TNA has thus reluctantly given birth to this new group which also faces tough challenges to achieve its stated objectives.

The council has to advance its activities with the backings of TNA and not with any confrontation. Sampanthan has given his blessings for this council provided it does not target TNA or engineer any split.

The council is also well advised to keep and maintain a respectable image with members with clean hands and repute. Opportunistic politicians should not be allowed to tarnish and spoil the birth and prevent a rapid growth.

The council though it is said to be non-political, question is it will have to make it political to face and deal with parliamentary politicians. However, the council and TNA should have to work shoulder to shoulder without rubbing or trying to out beat or outscore each other for the sake of personal prestige or party interest.

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    Eelaventhan

    Very balanced, sober and pragmatic. Both sides may take serious note of.

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    The British mantra of Divide and rule.
    Ranil W (RW) engineered the split of LTTE by luring Karuna Amman with women and wine.
    RW has openly called Wiggy (CW) a liar and have openly stated that he will not shake hands with CW when he visited Jaffna.

    Sampanthan is sitting on his laurels as Leader of the Opposition and basking in the sunshine. Sumanthiran is patiently waiting in the wings for Sampanthan to kick the bucket.

    its Thosai Masaala Vadai with lots of saambar and no sambol
    Thosai Masaala Vadai
    Sambol dikka dikka samabaar goda goda

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      Rajash

      “Sambol dikka dikka samabaar goda goda”

      Sambar is the inclusive variety with all kinds of nourishment.

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        Native: “Sambar is the inclusive variety with all kinds of nourishment. “

        I don’t think that the state of Tamil politics is inclusive variety of nourishment!

        rather a sambar, pushed down the Tamils throat, inclusive of all unwanted left overs

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        Dear Native,

        What is Dikka ,Dikka….Or should rephrase it to Who…..

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      Dear Native,

      What is Dikka ,Dikka….Or should rephrase it to Who…..

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        KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera

        “What is Dikka ,Dikka….Or should rephrase it to Who….”

        Don’t you know your Tamil brethren have lot of difficulty pronouncing words such as “Baldhia”, “Pena”, ……. “gacchami” … unique means of identifying them during riots.

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      Brilliant….

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    We the Tamils of Sri Lanka are at a critical juncture, seven years after the end of the war when for the first time, we have a leadership trio at the Centre who are more sympathetic towards the Tamils’ problems than any other leadership during the last forty odd years. Seeking some relief for the Tamils now is similar to the Tamil idiom of removing a cloth put to dry on a thorny bush! It has to be done with utmost care and it appears that the TNA leader Sampanthan is doing exactly that!
    In the interests of the vast majority of the Tamils in the North and East, one would only hope that the rattlers and rabble rousers at home and abroad should at least KEEP QUIET at least for an year. That is the least that is expected of them!
    Sengodan. M

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      All of us have an interest on the welfare of Tamils living in Sri lanka and Tamils have given a mandate to TNA to work with the new government to resolve Tamils problems and win their rights. We have a history of agreements, promises, proposals ending with cheating. Some of us believed that LTTE was the barrier and gave full support to previous regime and even after helping to defeat LTTE joined hands with previous regime in hope but the situation became sour and now joined with the new regime with the same hope.

      I don’t think there will be an election for another three or four years and TNA will have the same parliamentary power. The international community’s stand on Srilanka is not going to change until this regime in power.So, the formation of “council of Tamils” or Tamil diaspora is not going to have any impact on the progress on TNA’s effort towards the problem solving. I don’t know whether TNA has an alternative thoughts if they couldn’t achieve what they want during the next few years.

      In a democratic world you should allow criticism, freedom of speech, and formation of new democratic institutions. If TNA is confident and honest on their motives and efforts they need not to worry about CoT or any other institution or individuals. You must give every chance to hear the opinion of others.

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        The concept of the CoT is not altogether bad so long as it does not aim to clash with the TNA or break up the TNA into factions. It may be good to accommodate a wide based discussion on matters affecting the Tamils but such discussion should not become a spring board for the disruption of Tamil unity, the maintenance of which is of utmost necessity at this critical juncture. So long as all participants are fully conscious of that need it is fine to go ahead with their ‘freedom of expression’! Why cannot all concerned act and even talk with caution because there are elements waiting like hungry wolves to cause splits?
        Sengodan. M

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      Sengodan – You said it right. The days of armed struggle, satyagraha and debates on the Tamil question are over and Tamils should wait
      patiently until problems are settled one by one by the Govt. and TNA
      is playing the card well, though the Govt. takes a slow approach towards the issue and there are number of reasons for it. Political drop outs, under the leadership of CM,NPC Mr. Wigneswaran is trying to topple the apple cart at the wrong time and hope Tamils will not be a part of it. This is the 1st time in the political history of Ceylon/
      Sri Lanka ,two major parties SLFP/UNP have come out to sort the Tamil problem in good faith for good as a reward for electing them to power and due to pressure from International community. The next five years will be a crucial period for Tamils and there is ample hope that the existing problems will be settled, if Tamils speak with one voice.

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      The Cloth was not put on a thorny bush, earlier. It was flying in the sky to the wind. The solution for Tamils problem was up in the sky. Sampanthar picked up long stick to stop the flying cloth. Diplomatic deal are long and time taking. Foreign countries are not going to come in his way as soon as he tell them. He can let them go on their path, but should not break up with them. When they were concentrating only on regime change, he can leave them to change the regime and he can stay out. If they failed they will come back to him for help and do the help he ask too.

      What he did was he tried to stop the cloth right above the thorny bush. Yes! now the cloth has fallen on the bush. He had a chance to wait the cloth fly little bit more and try to stop with his long stick. His diplomacy failed at that point. It made the cloth to fall on the wrong place. Tamils wanted the investigation first, so if any fault found on the Lankawe Royal governments, then IC will have an obligation to work for a solution to Tamils. The New King himself is war criminal. How do you expect him to let the investigation take place in Lanakwe any better than the Old King? Now, only way to proper investigation is West agree to conduct it out of Lankawe. But they have the best government they wanted, now, in Lankawe. So they agreed it to take place in Lankawe. So, investigation is not going to happen.

      Now Western countries have what they want. They cannot spoil their achievement. They will try their best to get along with Lankawe. Every diplomat in USA does know why the Lankawe wanted to have changed the word “International” in the resolution to “Foreign and Commonwealth”. The west’s defense problem is over. Now we have to get them to act on the humanitarian ground. If somebody selling a product in the market, you go for haggling the price. But, If you ask for a donation there is no two ways. Only one way; that your have to wait until they find a suitable time and place for that. Now it is a cloth fallen on thorny bush. Yes Sampanthar has to pick it up with utmost care. Wind is no longer holding the cloth. It is the bush. If you want it back in a decent shape, follow the path of TNA.

      Did we really ever wanted an accused war criminal as President? Surely not!

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        Autonomous lunatic Mallaiyuran is back.

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          Janz

          “Autonomous lunatic Mallaiyuran is back.”

          You seem elated. Did you yearn for his/her second coming?

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    “The council appears to be generating wide support among Tamils including diaspora and even from some TNA members of parliament.”

    We heard the same thing when the outfit of Gajendrakumar, TNPF, was running in the parliamentary election.

    “Wigneswaran’s handling of politics as a judge expressing views forthrightly and frankly surely is an irritant to professional politicians”

    Are we talking about the guy who said people over 70 years old should not be in the leadership roles? CV Wigneswaran will be 76 in 2016.

    Are we talking about the same guy who made a statement about his own party, supporting a rival party, during the parliamentary election?

    Are we talking about the same guy who messed up the proposed representation of Shiva Pasupati in the constitution subcommittee of TBC? Are we talking about the same guy who snapped at the media when a journalist tried to ask whatever happened in the Shiva Pasupati affair?

    Are we talking about the same guy who passed the Tamil Genocide Resolution in the Northern Provincial Council with no consultation with his own party?

    Are we talking about the same guy who said openly that ‘Suresh Premachandran was making noise because we didn’t give his brother a minister position in the NPC?

    Are we talking about the same guy who lived in Colombo most of his life time and had nothing to do with Jaffna, but tries now to label Sumanthiran a Colombo Tamil?

    Are we talking about the same guy who openly confronted Ranil as a cheat with a foxy smile, and when Ranil visited the North behaved like a 5 year old, refusing to even making eye contact?

    “Once bitten twice shy Vigneswaran is no more prepared to believe or trust promises of any government leader”

    This is a joke! All CV Wigneswaran did in the NPC was to pass 200 plus ‘resolutions’, but hardly any Acts.

    His NPC didn’t do anything useful. Look at the recent mess up in the groundwater pollution issue!! What can his TPC, which has no mandate and no formal structure do?

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      Rohan – You are dead right. Its the same guy, you, me, the Tamils,the Sinhalese,the parliamentarians, TNA, The PM and the Prez are talking about these days. He is like a bull in the China shop and upsetting the Tamils, who are otherwise living peacefully, with the hope that the Govt., this time is sincerely trying to solve the Tamil problem for good.
      His stay in politics is only until the next NPC elections,which will
      produce a new CM.

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        Lanka Watch,

        “His stay in politics is only until the next NPC elections,which will produce a new CM.”

        I don’t think that he will continue as CM until elections. There is a lot of domestic and foreign pressure to force him out in the name of reconciliation.

        The new “group/committee” shows that there is already an exit prepared for him.

        It is important to remember that Wigneswaran is only the top of the ice berg. He can and will be replaced by others.

        Luckily the ice berg itself is melting.

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      Rohan,

      “Look at the recent mess up in the groundwater pollution issue!!”

      Have they (maybe the minister of agriculture alone?) not decided that they at the moment don’t know what they will do with the problem despite having the latest results?

      “What can his TPC, which has no mandate and no formal structure do?”

      It was created for future needs meaning that it will be the other “Tamil National Alliance”.

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    Tamil Peoples Council of Wigneshwaran is a call for the Sinhalese to unite and counter the steadily warming up Tigers who were hibernating after Prabakaran.

    Soma

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      Soma( Rama Thero) you Sinkalam:

      When were you divided for you to unite. 22 Million of you were conjoined from birth in killing Tamils.
      You need to unite to fight the New Colonial Master India who is now dictating to you. Wake up you Coward.

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    Mr Eelaventhan, or Manicavasagar Kanagasabapathy Kanagenthiran, formed a splinter group from then popular Tamil party, Tamil United Liberation Front, called Tamil Eelam Liberation Front with TULF’s newspaper editor Kovai Mahesan in 1980. TELF didn’t go that far. Note that he had his pseudonym, Eelaventhan, even during the Thamil Arasuk Kadchi days (pre TLF, TILF time).

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      Eelaventhan was our neighbour in Colombo briefly in mid fifites. His father was the station master of Cotta Road (KV line) and occupied the official quarters which was opposite to our house on Blake Road. In the pre 56 era itself he had changed his name from Kanagenthiran to Eelaventhan. His two brothers also changed their Sanskrit sounding names to Tamil ones : Yogenthiran to Ravanan and Balenthiran to Ilankovan. His two sisters Vijendirani and Kamalendirani also changed their names, but I cannot remember what they were.

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    DEAR MR.KEELAVENTHAN BEFORE YOU WRITE YOUR 2 CENTS BULL SHIT WHY DONT YOU GO BACK TO JAFFNA AND JOIN YOUR FRIENDS TO GIVE YOUR SUPPORT TO MR.WICKEDNESWARN AND COMPANY INTSTED OF PANHANDILING IN TAMIL SHOPS IN SCARBOROUGH IN CANADA BEFORE YOUR NEXT CASE HEARING DATE MY3 GOVERMENT
    IS AWAITING TO WELCOME YOU.

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    So what really are the mechanics of this Tamils problem?

    We have the Abrahamic faith followers killing each other over God. As if that wasn’t dumb enough, the Tamil guy runs along saying he wants to die for his language!

    What is going on here! Well, early on your people suffered from a tremendous low self-esteem. The Tamil pundits realised it was due to how your undesirable history. The contrast became vivid during independence when the Sinhala people had so much and Tamils had so little to boast about.

    A bright spark from Jaffna thought he could change things by claiming Tamil was a “classical language” on par with Sanskrit. That hardly had any basis of course.

    The problem with the past is that its immutable. If Tamil pundits realised that early on they would have managed to solve their problem.

    So the past 60 years has been one of Tamil in-authenticity. Whatever happens you need to be true to oneself. Its only when you are truthful workable solutions can be found. This is a lesson other cultures teach their children.

    What is the Tamil problem? When you peel all the layers at the base is low-self-esteem.

    I am looking at Wingeswran glorifying LTTE like a stupid donkey. That does raise low-self-esteem. Although as you have seen in the past it eventually makes things worse.

    There is a solution to the Tamil problem right in front of their face. There is a far better way to increase low-self-esteem. Although ignorance leads them not seeing it.

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    The joke is Eelaventhan is an ex TNA MP. Right now, he is fighting his deportation from Canada after his claim for political asylum being rejected on the ground he was an LTTE proxy. Be that as it may be Wigneswaran is saying on oath that the TPC is not a political outfit when he and other leading members are politicians. In 2013 he was put up by the TNA/ITAK as the Chief Minister’s candidate to the Northern Provincial Council. After getting elected, he has unashamedly managed to kick the ladder he climbed. As an ex judge he led an exclusive life involved in spiritualism. Instead of running the NPC he is now indulging himself in cheap politics. He is no match to the veteran politician R.Sampanthan who entered parliament in 1977. In between except in 1989 and 2000 Sampanthan won every election he contested for the parliament. The TPC is a creation of LTTE remnants in Diaspora. These remnants want to create a party that will dance to their tune. In the just concluded election this writer and others stood on their heads to support Gajendrakumar and his Tamil National People’s Front TNPF). They spent a staggering Rs. 6 crores on the TNPF only to find it lost deposits in all 7 electorates in the Northeast. It was a repeat performance of 2010 where it lost deposit in Jaffna and Trincomalee electoral districts it contested. Having found Gajendrakumar who carries his family property All Ceylon Tamil Congress a lame horse, Hence, the LTTE remnants are now betting on Wigneswaran an ego driven Chief Minister who is at loggerheads with not only the TNA/ITAK but also with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Others who floated the TPC are those who lost the parliamentary elections like Suresh Premachandran (EPLRF), Gajendrakumar and those who were overlooked for nomination as MPs from the TNA National List. This TPC outfit was in incubation during election time. During the election Wigneswaran gave clandestine support to the TNPF. He appealed to the voters to vote for the TNPF, but the voters gave him a bloody nose. It is a pity that these LTTE remnants cannot see the difference between Rajapaksa and Sirisena/Wickremesinghe. They said the same thing during the election time and saying them now. As stated already, the people rejected them lock, stock and barrel. Instead of criticising the TNA, Eelaventhan must take the next flight to Sri Lanka and join the TPC his new found favourite horse without squandering his time in Toronto!

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    The TMP is the baby born in the minds of vindictive, shortsighted, insensitive, rootless and non-performing morons! The TNA is the creation of a rapacious LTTE and has yet remnants who are yet enamoured by the cause it espoused and tragedy it engineered. They are maggots who are yet trying to fatten themselves on the blood shed by the Tamils. Until it is purged of these elements, the TNA will be a confusing and confounding entity, however hard Sambanthan is trying to chart a new course.

    Dr,Rajasingham Narendran

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      The chances of TNA pushing through matters is limited, in that MSs out-look is differing day by day. His latest recruitment of 2 Rajapakse
      Media henchmen as Presidential Advisors is very telling!

      A hidden plan could be as to how he must survive the next four years first to step into his 2nd Term (although in innocence he declared it to be one)until he tasted the Millions his Family could earn with easy. To
      protect the counter actions of the Free Press he has brought in well
      experienced “MR”talent now, and in time for the pending Constitutional changes, which the TNA should also take note.

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      Dear CT,

      Obviously you feel it is editorially responsible for Rajasingham to characterize the Tamil political leaders as : “maggots who are yet trying to fatten themselves on the blood shed by the Tamils.”

      However, you choose to censor when I asked Rajasingham to rationalize why Rajapakse would fund an all-paid trip, travel and stay of Rajasingham, an un-elected one, and not an official of any capacity.

      I asked whether MR’s intention could be anything other than bribe — please recall Rajasinghma’s vitriolic “maggots trying to fatten themselves.”

      Could you please explain why Rajasingham should not be held to answer the identical criticism? Didn’t the money that was spent on Rajasingham’s “delegate” visit come from “the blood shed of the Tamils (who were still behind barb-wired fences)?”

      While I would consider your selective editing not just rather curious,but as truly appalling for a responsible journalism. However, you feel this is too revealing than you could stomach and would rather censor this as well, I am O.K. with that!! Well, what choice do I have?!

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        Dear CT,

        I appreciate your recognition of perhaps an inadvertent censoring, or may be my previous wording was too harsh.

        So, let me ask Rajasingham again, hopefully this time avoiding the censor’s scissors, inadvertent or otherwise:

        Rajasingham,

        Your comment evidences righteousness in castigating some, or perhaps all, Tamil politicians as “maggots trying to fatten themselves on the bloodshed by the Tamils,” Obviously you are referring to some elected officials who you feel are misappropriating state funds to enrich their personal lives. Even if that is so, note that they are elected officials, elected by the citizens, earning and living their lives in Sri Lanka subject to the tax laws of the country, and using up tax payer funds.

        On the other hand, you very reluctantly and very recently, and after prolonged avoidance of over three years, confessed that you under took an all-paid tour of executive privileges as a “delegate” at the invitation of MR’s regime, after the conclusion of the war. You are not an elected official, you were a foreign-currency earning Diaspora member, earning and living in a foreign country, not subject to or contributing to Sri Lankan state coffers. Nevertheless, Sri Lankan funds were spent rather lavishly on you, and you had no objections to that, seemingly!

        So, my point is not that the Tamil politician’s are correct in selfish indulgence of Sri Lankan state funds, if that is indeed true. But what is worse is when similar funds meant for Sri Lankan war affected are spent on foreigners (including Diaspora) who earn and make a living outside of Sri Lanka, and make no tax or productive contribution to Sri Lanka. How come you had no objections to that indulgence, but see it fit to castigate the tax-bound elected officials domiciled in this country? Isn’t your criticism hypocritical, possibly of some elevated degree than usual?

        I asked you a very simple follow-up after your confession. Why would MR spend so lavishly his hard-to-come-by foreign funds inviting and hosting a Diaspora member, if he was not trying to dupe you? In fact, not too long after your excursion, you yourself decried MR stating in this same blog space that “even the worst of fools have now realized that MR cannot be trusted” thus confirming my prognosis on MR’s intentions when you were campaigning on behalf of MR couple of years ago before you wised-up.

        So, given that some foreign funds, with some degree of illegitimacy, have been spent on your excursion while MR was seeking and receiving foreign funds, and since those foreign funds were donated for the benefit of the war-affected Tamils, why would it be wrong to suggest that you have an obligation to reimburse those funds so that they could be used for the affected Tamils as originally intended.

        In one of your recent comments under another article (“Last Chance For Settling The Festering Ethnic Question” by Veluppillai Thangavelu, dated January 5) you made a very emotive appeal on behalf of ”80 school children going without shoes.” If that call of yours was sincere, then I think it would be only right that you demonstrate your sincerity and concern by offering to return the funds that were used on your personal trip so as to begin the process of responsibly helping out those little desperate needs of the suffering Tamils, on whose behalf now you choose to speak so loudly.

        Or is this all just showman-ship? Action speaks much, much louder than words!!

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        Kumar R,

        “However, you choose to censor when I asked Rajasingham to rationalize why Rajapakse would fund an all-paid trip, travel and stay of Rajasingham, an un-elected one, and not an official of any capacity.”

        I don’t find anything here by you that has been edited out.

        Wonder why something that you already took up countless times would be edited out this time.

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          Inspector,

          Please see the comment section in the article “Last Chance For Settling The Festering Ethnic Question” by Veluppillai Thangavelu, dated January 5.

          I asked the same questions from Rajasinham but CT chose to censor it.

          However when I saw Rajasingham high-handedly and ironically condemning Taqmil politicians as maggots who are yet trying to fatten themselves on the blood shed by the Tamils” I decided to request CT to rconsider their decision – and I appreciate that they understood my point of view and accomodated my repeat of the questions under this article.

          In any case I hope now the silence of Rajasingahm is adequate proof of Rajasinghma’s true colours – his grotesqe grand standing with feigned concern about the suffering Tamils and condemning Tamil politicians while he himself has confessed to sharing in the funds that MR stole from the same destitutes! Why else would he go silent now?

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      Dr.R.N

      Stand infront of a Mirror and you will see a morror image of

      ” vindictive, shortsighted, insensitive, rootless and non-performing moron”

      No doubt your fan club will be incensed by this divine intervention.

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        Koli,
        What is ‘morror image?’

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    Eelaventhan Manickavasakar,

    The group claims and aims to welcome everybody. If that is true then how are the bad apples kept out?

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    Thamil UNP MP for Jaffna says there is a plot to kill the President , when the latter visits “camps”.. This is on Sirasa TV .

    Obviously this MP Thamil Nereshwaran must have real time , solid Intelligence to make such a statement on a popular TV station.

    Where did he get this Intelligence?

    As we all know that Batalanda has locked up our whole Military Intelligence Unit , under the PTA.

    Batalanada’s CID is ready to do the same to the Navy Intelligence Unit.

    So both these sources are ruled out.

    Is it Bulathsinghala’s Airforce Intelligence Unit?.

    Is it the CIA? Is it RAW or Is it Pottu Amman?.

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      KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera

      “As we all know that Batalanda has locked up our whole Military Intelligence Unit , under the PTA.”

      Don’t you think it is good for the country as you by now would have known that Military Intelligence Unit perceived, sustained and run by unintelligent morons?

      Since the end of the war, most of the men serving in the MIU have been recruited from former members of Pottu Amman department.

      By the way, where is Pottu Amman? You must have seen him sharing a bed with Gota.

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        Dear Native,

        I should have also included UNP London and Suren Surendran as the possible sources for UNP Tamil Nireshwaran..

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      @KA Sumanasekera

      “Batalanda has locked up our whole Military Intelligence Unit , under the PTA.”

      They got off easier than the LRRP folks who were assassinated in the suburbs…

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    Dreaming terrorist

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    In his most recent interview to the Ceylon Daily News Mr.Sampanthan has addressed most of the fundamental issues facing the Tamil speaking peoples in his characteristically intelligent and mature manner. Bensen

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    Eelaventhan Manickavasakar,

    I forgot the quote earlier

    “The council is also well advised to keep and maintain a respectable image with members with clean hands and repute. Opportunistic politicians should not be allowed to tarnish and spoil the birth and prevent a rapid growth.”

    The group claims and aims to welcome everybody. If that is true then how are the bad apples kept out?

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    How honest is Wigneswaran? Well, the Tamil culture is a culture which always respects and responds to positive signs from any source. When President Sirisena started releasing lands back to the Tamil People what did Wigneswaran do, he passed the “genocide resolution”. This is thanklessness. Tamils are thankful people. Wigneswaran did not use the money that was given to the PC but kept the money without using it for development, what do you call this, in no way one can call this honesty. Further if we truly look at the background of Wigneswaran his relationship with Vasudeva Nanayakkara comes to question. I do not mean that he should not be related to a Sinhalese, but when his policies are almost similar to or which supports Vasudeva’s Sinhala policies one has to question which side is Wigna on. Is he stirring the pot so that Sampanthan does not get what he is trying to get for the Tamils and Muslims thereby help the cause of Vasudeva. May be Wigneswaran was one of the “silent leaders of Tigers”. We have heard in the past that the true leaders of the Tigers are quiet and elite and they do not show their faces. Is Wigeneswarn one of those and is that the reason why he is against TNA moves? Has Wigneswaran been purchased by the Tiger Diaspora? Above all, every Sinhalese, Tamil, and Muslim know that in a country where Sinhalese are the majority the minorities have to find a mutually beneficial settlement as the first step. Once this first step is climbed then the second step could be aimed in time to comes. Does Wigneswaran understand this? So all in all how honest or a thankful person is Wigneswaran. When Wigneswaran wears a western suite where is his Viputhi Pattara on his forehead? Is is Viputhi and Sandanam and Kungumam another piece of his attire, or a true self religious symbol? Is this Viputhi like his policies which appears to be changing when he is PC chambers and when he is with Vasudeva?

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    A well written passage Mr.Ealaventan. But one thing I am certain about is that there cannot be and there won’t be a unity between the TNA and TNP at any stage. It is certain and sealed. The reason being the TNA has a different agenda and TNP has another, There is already a hatred between the Chief Minister of the TNP and Sumanthiran and Mavai of the TNA which cannot be resolved at any time. The TNP may become a political party in time. The TNA speaks one thing to the media and act in a different way just opposite to what they represented to the media thus the Tamil people have little by little become aggrieved with the TNA and their approach. The Tamils are in a quandary and helpless and pitiful at the moment. This situation is created by the Tamils and not by the majority Sinhalese.
    ” I shall pass through this world but once. Any good that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now and not defer it. For I shall not pass this way again” “Stephen Grellet”

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      The best bet for Tamils is sinhalize everybody. Sinhala buddhists don’t care whether they are dalits or tobacco farmer – vellahahs.

      That is what intelligent Tamils should do.

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    Wigneswaran is rabble rouser playing to the gallery and not a good administrator. While complaining that the NPC has been not allocated enough funds by the government, he managed to spent only 38% of the budget at the end of November 30, 2015. Stung by criticism of his lethargy, he spent another 45% in December taking the total to 83% according to a press release by the NPC. But the unanswered question is why he waited for 11 long months to spend the balance 45%? This confirms the charge that he is an inept administrator. There is also a dark side to Wigneswaran’s personality. He suffers from split personality,typical Dr.Jeykill and Mr. Hide play. Only recently he wrote a letter to Prime Minister Modi asking him to release 4 convicted prisoners in the rape of 13 Jaffna girls (3 under the age of 16) and the murder of Ravi an engineer employed at the ashram by Premananda. While Premananda the first accused received two consecutive life sentences and a fine of Rs.67.4 crores, these 4 convicts were sentenced to one life sentence except the second accused Kamalanathan who received two life sentences like the first accused. On August 20, 1997 the judge who had conducted 50 hearings said that if Premananda defaulted in paying the fine, he would have to undergo an additional imprisonment for 32 years and 9 months. She also sentenced him to one year rigorous imprisonment for cheating innocent inmates of the ashram.
    The judge observed that any remission of sentence or amnesty by the Central or state governments would not apply to Premananda and six others as they were convicted for grave offences against women. The conviction was upheld by the Madras High Court as well as the Supreme Court of India.
    Eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani represented Premananda among the battery of advocates. Yet, Wigneswaran has the gall to describe the case against the convicts as FALSE in his letter written on March 13, 2015 to Prime Minister Modi! Is this not a dis-honourable act of a former Chief Justice of Ceylon? To add insult to injury Wigneswaran has built a temple for Premananda at Mankulam where a Brahmin priest is performing daily poosai.

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      Thanga

      Pot calling the kettle black?

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        Ariamalar
        When it is difficult to decide which pot or kettle is blacker than the other, don’t you think it would be sensible to elaborate on the point you are trying to make rather than let it hang in the air?
        I remember seeing a telecast by Jaya TV some years ago, of the present CM of Tamil Nadu with her lady friend who loyally shadows her at a religious ceremony conducted by Premananda, who was then at the height of popularity for producing holy ash out of thin air and regarded as a double of the one at Puttapathy in the state of Andrah in India.

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          Hello Uthungan

          I did try to elaborate before and my comments were edited out.

          I respond to Thangavelu’s comment here on Wigneswaran and my characterization of that as a pot calling a kettle black.

          Thangavelu attacks Wigneswaran (who I also dislike) for two reasons. One is financial negligence. The other is sponsorship of a rapist. Rape is a criminal offense.

          Premananda was duly convicted under a court of law. Before anyone were to make a comment on my Christian faith, let me add that Premananda can be compared to the Roman Catholic clergy indicted for the sexual abuse of altar boys in the courts of Canada, the US, Ireland and Australia. Both examples are disgraceful.

          Now to the point on Thangavelu. I refer to article in the Toronto Star dated 19, June 2008. That article reveals that Velupillai Thangavelu was Vice President of the World Tamil Movement. This had been banned under Canadian law for financial irregularity and as a front for the LTTE.

          I refer to another article in the Island Newspaper dated 22 October 2001. That confirms that Thangavelu was a supporter of the LTTE.

          The LTTE is credibly accused of war crimes. I refer to all the publications of the JUTHR

          If Wigneswaran followed the rapist Premananda, Thangavelu supported the mass murderer Prabhakaran.

          Hence my comment – a Pot Calling a Kettle Black. Both have split personalities and a very dark side.

          Thank you.

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            Ariamalar Niles,

            “I did try to elaborate before and my comments were edited out.”

            I don’t see anything edited out. You mean that your comments were never posted?

            Maybe there is something wrong with my eyes or the browser?

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    Eelaventhan Manickavasakar

    Council Of Tamils’ – TNA’s Baby

    *** You are being unkind to Council of Tamils. TNA is not the Biological Parents. They were adopted. The real parents are the people who elected them. For me Wigi is asking the Right Questions.

    TNA was born out of wedlock and made Opposition by default. What has Mr.Sambanthan achieved in One Year. Frankly nothing other than being given official Vehicle and Body Guards.

    1) The council is spear headed by NP’s chief minister C.V. Wigneswaran with whom TNA’s leadership is at loggerheads on several issues like genocide, international investigation, relationship with present dilly dallying government.

    *** This is the tragedy for the Tamils.

    2) The council appears to be generating wide support among Tamils including diaspora and even from some TNA members of parliament. Wigneswaran’s handling of politics as a judge expressing views forthrightly and frankly surely is an irritant to professional politicians in TNA who are now adopting a humble and pleasing approach to the inactive Maithiri-Ranil government which is performing no better than the previous government’s in relation to problems of Tamils and promises made earlier.

    *** They have no intention of delivering what they promised the UN.

    3) Wigneswaran SampanthanWigneswaran plunged into politics as a request of Sampanthan and other well-wishers. R. Sampanthan was keen to rope in Wigneswaran to strengthen the TNA with a person of high calibre and repute. Vigneswaran becoming an ardent activist found, the opening and has now also become a strong voice for the Tamils, Solely for his unwavering stand and honest politics.

    *** Wigneswaran is answerable to people whereas TNA leadership only answerable to GOSL otherwise they will lose their perks.

    4) Wigneswaran and Sampanthan are now on different routes, and Sampanthan could not succeed in his meeting with Wigneswaran asking him to fall in line with TNA. Besides Sumanthiran, a confidante of Sampanthan openly passed strictures on Wigneswaran without TNA’s backing, which further aggravated the situation all of which exposed the disunity of TNA.

    *** Sumanthiran is an appointed MP and he doesnt have a base in the North.

    5) Sampanthan is still heaping trust and believing the present government for delivery of a political solution based on federal system in 2016 as called for in the TNA’s election manifesto.

    *** I will believe it when I see it when CM becomes in Charge of our Security and Development to be able to unlock the Billions Sivathasan talks about.
    6) The promise of Sampanthan is certain to remain intact and unachievable in 2016 as Ranil and Maithiri have publicly declared that any political solution for Tamils will be confined and within the thirteenth amendment under the unitary form of government.

    *** Even that is turning out to be a Pie in the Sky if you listen to recent speeches by MS.

    7) Once bitten twice shy Vigneswaran is no more prepared to believe or trust promises of any government leader e.g. Promises relating to the Tamil prisoners, reduction of armed forces, handing back all the lands seized by the army. Partial handings back of lands which state celebrations is like someone handing over the stolen goods to the rightful owners with public participation and celebrations. TNA’s prodding and plodding without any agenda of action has not only disillusioned Wigneswaran and others in the Tamil council but also the entire Tamils. TNA has thus reluctantly given birth to this new group which also faces tough challenges to achieve its stated objectives.

    *** Wigneswarans actions are borne out his frustration in not being able to carry out even the Minimum as a CM.

    8) The council has to advance its activities with the backings of TNA and not with any confrontation. Sampanthan has given his blessings for this council provided it does not target TNA or engineer any split.

    *** Wigneswaran should say Take it or Leave it.

    9) The council though it is said to be non-political, question is it will have to make it political to face and deal with parliamentary politicians. However, the council and TNA should have to work shoulder to shoulder without rubbing or trying to out beat or outscore each other for the sake of personal prestige or party interest.
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    *** For TNA when it is a Choice between Means ( Perks) and Merits ( Tamil Rights) and I leave it to you to work out which way the ” Thentral Kathu” will flow.

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    Eelaventhan the Oracle has spoken [or is it the Pontif] and laid the guidelines for both CM.Wigneswaran and TNA Leader Sampanthan.
    What marvels me is the impertinence of this guy.
    Should they take it with a pinch of salt or tons of salt?

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