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David Cameron And Jayalalitha, Or Mahinda Rajapaksa?

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

There are two main positions with regard to the international campaign against the Sri Lankan state of which the current spearhead is the upcoming session of the UNHRC in Geneva. I hasten to add that I regard it as a campaign against the state because the main charges are not on issues of human rights and domestic governance but on precisely the ‘last stages’ of the (popular) war which liberated Sri Lanka from terrorism and reunified its territory as a state; a country.

One position is that of the blind defence of the status quo; the state and the government, on the basis of national sovereignty. The other is that of support for the international campaign on the grounds either of its intrinsic merit or as the only catalyst of positive change (be it in the North or South).

I occupy and propose a third position. It recognises that aspects of the status quo are responsible for Sri Lanka’s vulnerability to external intervention and advocates that change —reform— is both intrinsically desirable as well as imperative to defend national sovereignty, while however, remaining unflinching in its defence of national and state sovereignty against external interventionism of any sort.

I would go on to state that the only external factor that is likely to succeed is one that is regarded as legitimate by the majority of Sri Lankan citizens; one that emanates from the friends of Sri Lanka not known to be susceptible to the hostile Tamil Diaspora. Simply put, it is a diplomatic initiative from the Eurasian region, chiefly by Russia and China that will work.

Such an initiative would, in the main, respect remain within the one the parameters of state sovereignty as understood in Eurasia and the global South. Such a diplomatic initiative will limit itself to facilitating the political resolution of the Tamil question and the fast-track implementation of the LLRC proposals on accountability rather than open up for external inquiry the conduct of the closing stage of a war of reunification and liberation from fascist terror.

I believe my perspective has at least two major virtues. Firstly it takes into account the vast evidence that external pressure especially from former colonial overlords and /or large neighbours with long histories of incursions generates an internal hardening and closure of space rather than its intended opposite.  Thus it is counterproductive. (Izeth Hussein’s superb recent piece ‘The Military, the Minorities and Neo-fascism’, indicates one possible trend that could grow into an outcome).

Secondly, this perspective is in complete consonance with the political, ethical and moral stance of the most progressive elements of the global south and indeed the international community.  This is most easily illustrated by the words of Graca Machel, a militant of FRELIMO and widow of two of the most ethical leaders of liberation struggles the world has known, namely Samora Machel and Nelson Mandela.

Any but the most lunatic critics of Sri Lanka and/or the Rajapaksa administration would concur that Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe was a far worse affront to international norms of democracy, human rights and good governance than Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka. Therefore, Graca Machel’s principled stance on Zimbabwe is all the striking and much more valid in the case of Sri Lanka.

A piece filed from Johannesburg by David Smith in The Guardian (UK) of April 16, 2010 was captioned ‘Stay out of Africa this time, Nelson Mandela’s wife tells Britain’. The ‘strap’ reads “Graça Machel condemns UK on its Zimbabwe policy, telling Westminster politicians to ‘keep quiet’ about former colonies”. The story goes on to say:

“…One of  Africa’s most eminent political figures has condemned Britain for taking a patronising “big brother” attitude to its former colonies. Graca Machel, a founder member of the Elders Group of world leaders and the wife of Nelson Mandela, warned British politicians to “keep quiet” about countries such as Zimbabwe and let African diplomacy take its course.

Machel, 64, is a former first lady of Mozambique, where she served as education minister, and has won numerous international awards for her advocacy of women’s and children’s rights.

In an interview with the Guardian in Johannesburg, she indicated that the crisis in Zimbabwe has revealed the shortcomings of a persistent imperialist mindset.

“Can I be a little bit provocative?” Machel said. “I think this should be an opportunity for Britain to re-examine its relationship with its colonies. To acknowledge that with independence those nations will want to have a relationship with Britain which is of shoulder to shoulder, and they will not expect Britain to continue to be the big brother.

Graça Machel: ‘Britain needs to stop being a big brother in Africa’

“When a nation is independent, there is no big brother. They are partners. Part of the reason why Britain finds it difficult to accept Zimbabwe is precisely because that relationship of a big brother is influencing [efforts] to try to understand.”

…Machel added: “I’m not saying things are OK, they’re all fine in Zimbabwe. I’m saying a different kind of dialogue, a different kind of bridge to try to understand the other side could have produced a different result from what it is.

“The more the British shout, the worse the situation will be in terms of relationship with Zimbabwe. That’s why sometimes I really question, when something happens in Zimbabwe and Britain shouts immediately. Can’t they just keep quiet? Sometimes you need just to keep quiet. Let them do their own things, let SADC (Southern African Development Community) deal with them, but keep quiet, because the more you shout, the worse [it is].”

Asked if Britain’s attitude is patronising to its former colonies, Machel replied: “I’m afraid so. And what I’m saying is they have expectations which do not always coincide with what are the aspirations and expectations of those who are their former colony.

“When you change the relationship, you just have to give yourself to take the humility to stop and listen. And when you listen, then you take into account the other side. You put your case, then you take the other side. In a way, you harmonise interests of both sides.”

(http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/apr/16/big-brother-attitude-africa-zimbabwe-machel)

Let us move beyond Graca Machel to those of an individual who is probably the most universal emblem of uncompromising struggle against oppression, exploitation and the Establishment as of strivings for justice—Che Guevara. Stephen Soderbergh’s two movie epic starts with Che’s visit to New York in December 1964 and depicts almost his entire speech to the UN General Assembly. At the time Cuba had been ejected from the OAS, the Organization of American States. Che’s notion of sovereignty is instructive and paradigmatic:

“Cuba comes here to state its position on the most important points of controversy and will do so with the full sense of responsibility that the use of this rostrum implies, while at the same time fulfilling the unavoidable duty of speaking clearly and frankly…We feel that we have the right and the obligation to do so, because our country is one of the most constant points of friction. It is one of the places where the principles upholding the right of small countries to sovereignty are put to the test day by day, minute by minute…To the ambiguous language with which some delegates have described the case of Cuba and the OAS, we reply with clear-cut words…”

In speeches from Havana to Algiers, from Punta del Este to New York, Che, internationalism incarnate, drew a line in the sand on national independence and “the principles upholding the right of small countries to sovereignty”. In his famous speech of 1961 in Uruguay he declared:

“…It is a revolution that has reaffirmed national sovereignty… And every time that an imperialist power subjugates a territory, it is a blow against every inhabitant of that territory. That is why we struggle for the independence of other countries, for the independence of the occupied territories, indiscriminately, without asking about the political regime or about the aspirations of those who fight for their independence.”

To those who applaud a UN investigatory mechanism on  Sri Lanka’s war, one may reply with the words of Che at the UN rostrum:

“How can we forget the betrayal of the hope that Patrice Lumumba placed in the United Nations?…Who can deny the sad role that the imperialists compelled the United Nations to play?”

“…there must clearly be established the obligation of all states to respect the present frontiers of other states … we feel it necessary to stress, furthermore, that the territorial integrity of nations must be respected and the armed hand of imperialism held back…”

One commends to the reader’s attention the point Che Guevara makes, namely that the sovereignty of states, especially of small states, must be defended from imperialism— even when it operates under the cover of the UN— “indiscriminately, without asking about the political regime”.

Thus the character of the political regime in Sri Lanka should not be a criterion when defending the sovereignty of the state, the country, especially against imperialist moves and pressures of the most hypocritical sort. However, this does not mean that the struggle against the political regime must not go on or must be suspended.

It does mean though that at a time that national and state sovereignty are under siege and one of the forces propelling that siege are ethnic secessionists in the Diaspora and neighboring Tamil Nadu who would like to see the end of Sri Lanka’s territorial integrity, then the contradiction with the existing political regime becomes secondary if that regime is taking a stand in defense of sovereignty. This statement must immediately be qualified because the political regime is not proving effective in the defense of national sovereignty and its own behavior is one of the factors rendering sovereignty a target. Nonetheless, under the current circumstances in which there is no viable alternative leadership of political competitor who is more committed to and capable of defending Sri Lanka’s sovereignty, the  present regime cannot be the primary political target or regarded as the main enemy of the people.

I presented my perspective as a third view, but the only choices we are sometimes presented with in a concrete situation, are two, not three or more. Following Che’s injunction to use ‘clear cut words’, may I state that if it boils down to a choice between being brainwashed into damning the last stages of Sri Lanka’s war as some kind of a mini-Holocaust (perhaps as a reaction to the regime’s no-brainer ‘humanitarian war/zero casualty policy’) and upholding the necessary and just character of the war as a whole, I choose the latter. If it is a choice between the state that dumped Agent Orange on Asian children and the Sri Lankan armed forces, I choose the latter.

While I have no problem with those who criticise or oppose Mahinda Rajapaksa, I do have a problem with those who do so while not having opposed Velupillai Prabhakaran with at least the same vehemence.

While I do not have a problem with those who reject the Rajapaksa regime, I do have a problem with those who do so while remaining uncritical about the stances on Sri Lanka of David Cameron and Jayalalitha.

In short, I have serious problem with those whose criticism of Mahinda Rajapaksa supplants or supersedes their defence of Sri Lanka’s sovereignty.

If the choice is between David Cameron and Jayalalitha on the one hand and Mahinda Rajapaksa on the other —and only so long as that remains the choice— I have no hesitation in opting (or more accurately, continuing to opt) for Mahinda Rajapaksa. I believe that will be the politico-existential choice of the overwhelming majority of my fellow citizens.

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    “I have serious problem with those whose criticism of Mahinda Rajapaksa supplants or supersedes their defence of Sri Lanka’s sovereignty”

    Excellent.

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      Dayan Jayatilleka, after all is a Sinhalese who would want Sinhala hegemony all over the island: He will go to the devil to achieve it; remember JR said he will go to the devil to defeat the Tamil campaign for autonomy.

      We have gone one full round with the climax of genocide of 150,000 innocent Tamils in Mullibvaaikkaal with further structural genocide going on.

      All these political science analysis DJ brings are academic rubbish divorced from reality: The art of innovation will create the science that follows, in political science or in other sciences.

      Now let’s wait and see whether the world order in the Indian Ocean (vis-à-vis Sri Lanka) is is going to be created by the West and India or the so-called Eurasians.

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        Dayan talks about state sovereignty as a sacred cow: Where was the state sovereignty before Britain put together Sinhala and Tamil states in 1832?

        There were Tamil sovereignty over North-East and Sinhala sovereignty over the South of the island. Even the Portuguese and the Dutch respected the separate sovereignty of Sinhalese and Tamils.

        Tamil Tigers fought a war of liberation from oppressive Sinhala state which let loose several periodical anti-Tamil pogroms: OK, they committed attacks in the South in retaliation for all the atrocities the Sinhala armed forces committed for 30 years during the war in the North-East.

        Dayan conveniently ignores all the anti-Tamil pogroms aided and abetted by the ‘sacred sovereign state’, and massacres of the Sinhala armed forces and talks about terrorism and fascism: Isn’t it a warped mind?

        Majority of Sri Lankans to him means Sinhalese; so if they decide Tamils be exterminated so be it! This is how the majority went along for the massacre of Jews in Nazi Germany. Ethnic majority is not true majority for democratic purposes. That’s why they have collective human rights.

        You don’t need a political science degree stupid to understand this commonsense.

        Sinhalese Sri Lankan state from independence has treated Tamils with contempt and discrimination and it continues with vengeance.

        In the countries he quotes there were no genocide as happened to Tamils in Sri Lanka.

        And here we have a man with ‘open mind’ propagating distorted history.
        Stop this humbug man, we can see through, you are a naked Sinhalese extremist.

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          Britain put together Sinhala and Tamil states in 1832, and may be now it feels sorry for the unwise action of their predecessors, and they want to restore the states as they were before 1832.

          In fact Lord Salisbury regretted his action of not giving Tamils autonomy in his latter part of the life.

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          >>>… Where was the state sovereignty before Britain put together Sinhala and Tamil states in 1832?<<<

          Not in 1832; it was 1812.

          Can DJ answer this comment by Thiru?

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        THAKA- Thiru;
        [if You can ask the meaning from any body knows Sinhalese],

        You all Extremists have gone one full round getting support from Indians and beast called PIRPAHARAN from hell,
        with the climax of genocide of more than 150,000 lives of innocents, mostly Tamils, Sinhalese.
        AFTER ALL, DID YOU GET YOUR SOCALLED AUTONOMY??????????????.

        WHAT DID YOU GET AND WHAT DID YOU GAVE TAMIZAR???????????????.

        ARE YOU GOING TO WIPE OUT THE TEARS OF INNOCENT TAMIZARS OF SRI LANKA EVER ???? OR,
        Is THIS ONLY A DAY DREAM OF LTTE LOOTING CLAN LIKE GOVERNING JARAPASSA CLAN????????????????/.

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      John

      “In short, I have serious problem with those whose criticism of Mahinda Rajapaksa supplants or supersedes their defence of Sri Lanka’s sovereignty.”

      It appears this self confessed warmonger who now works for NGO (according to MR) is positioning himself for another UN job.

      Surely he would care to explain what he meant by “defence of Sri Lanka’s sovereignty”.

      John tell me what do you understand by “defence of Sri Lanka’s sovereignty”?

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        Native Vedda,

        “defence of Sri Lanka’s sovereignty”.

        All those Western Countries tried to fish in troubled waters in Sri Lanka…. in the prolonged war (after India took a “U” turn in the wake of Rajiv killing)…..ever unhappy in the decimation of LTTE leadership, which could have been used for their ulterior motives (effective extension of western pressure tactics in SL & in greater south Asia through the war phobia)are the threat to Sri Lanka’s sovereignty.

        We should defend that.

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          John

          What is Sri Lanka’s sovereignty?

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            Our birth right to live as an Independent Nation, as a People’s Republic, free of any outside intervention, undue pressure to find our own destiny.

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              John:

              You are right mate as the same applies to Tamils. At last we have a Sinhalese ( are you) who agrees with Tamil Aspirations or may be not he is bloughing.

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                Kali,
                I agree you Tamils need it but followed the wrong path by killing innocent sinhalese mercilessly instead of killing sinhala politicos & taking on only defense forces in a war.

                Likes of Uma Maheshwaran would have got Sinhala people behind Tamils to win their rights, I blogged the same at least once here at CT.

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    You would opt for the devil himself if he offered to make you ambassador of some EU country. People like you are intellectual mercenaries who sell their souls and other orifices to the highest bidder. Lenin had a phrase for people like you…’useful idiots’ which refered to western journalists, travellers and intellectuals who gave their blessing, often with evangelistic fervour to tyrannies and tyrants. Shame on you and your ilk.

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      What really happened to Dayan ?
      Few months ago he was so critical about MR and His foriegn policy, diplomacy.
      He was so critical about MR managing post war period.
      Suddenly how come Dayan changed?

      I guess 2 answers.

      1. Dayan got instructions to keep his mouth shut.
      2. Dayan was promised a diplomatic post or some perks in exchange for showing loyalty toward Rajapakses.

      Hope it is not the 2nd. -:)

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        .
        3. His wife must have remind him of Lasantha.
        :-)

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        Sumith

        “What really happened to Dayan ?”

        He takes 64 positions, all at the same time.

        It appears pragmatically consistent for his own benefit and excellence in writings for his gullible fans.

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    A excellent argument in defence of Sri lanka by a patriot cum brilliant political scientist. My position on the subject almost coincides with that of DJ, but I do not have the necessary skills to articulate as such. Even for a moment I do not believe that the Rajapakses approved or requested to target civilians during any stage of the conflict. The conflict was imposed on the state by a racist, fascist entity and the state had every right to defend itself and its subject. In this instance the force used by the state was reasonable and the fascist entity, the LTTE was given the opportunity to surrender, thus minimising the casualties, which it and its support base rejected for reasons best known to themselves. It is dishonest on the part of western nations, in a coalition with fascist elements of the Tamil diaspora to demonise Sri Lanka, and subject the island nation to threats of isolation and economic sanctions. I hope and pray Sri Lanka’s true friends will stand by us in Geneva at that defining moment.

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      In the last major interview given by this great president to Al Jazeera (and note once again it was MR), he called a NGO stooge !!!!! He is supposedly working for a big NGO.

      Please note -it was the president who called him a NGO kakka ! Not the diaspora not BBC not channel 4 not someone else but this country’s president. So can we trust this Dayan ???

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      On the topic of surrendering to the SL Govt forces by the LTTE leaders at the final stages of the war, can any western country say that
      1. they advised the LTTE to surrender or not?
      2. The LTTE on their own wanted to surrender?
      3. Were these requests and their responses communicated to the Govt?
      4. If the requests were made were they ignored or not accepted by the Govt?

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        Jeyasinghe,

        Let me answer your question.

        Freedom fighters don’t surrender until freedom is achieved. We have been fighting for Freedom from 64 years of Sinhalese Tyranny which is still continuing and will continue until we are free.

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          Kali,

          I do not think that you understood as to why Jeyasinghe posed those questions? Please read again; suppose if the answers were a Yes to those questions, what are implications?

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            Burning Issue:

            I understand the questions posed by Jeyasingha but for me they are just Hypothetical as it is not in Prabakarans nature to surrender.

            Following is what supposedly happened

            An evaluation report by Norway of its peace efforts in Sri Lanka between 1997 and 2009 has named presidential advisor and Minister Basil Rajapaksa as the person through whom the LTTE leadership tried to negotiate a last-minute surrender deal before the entire hierarchy of the group was killed in May, 2009.

            “In the night between May 17 and 18, Nadesan (head of the LTTE Political Wing) and Pulidevan (head of the LTTE Peace Secretariat) contacted the Norwegians as well as the UK and US embassies, the ICRC, and Chandra Nehru (a Tamil politician in Colombo) indicating their last-minute willingness to surrender. Following hasty negotiations with presidential advisor and Minister Basil Rajapaksa, they were told to walk across the frontline with a white flag. The last phone conversation was held shortly before their departure. Hours later they were reported shot. Government troops moved into the last LTTE stronghold and killed LTTE chief Prabhakaran and the remaining LTTE leaders including Soosai (Sea Tigers) and Pottu Amman (intelligence),” the report says.

            British diplomats were involved in last- minute attempts to secure the surrender of two of the Tamil Tigers’ most senior political figures as the war in Sri Lanka reached its climax, one of the UN’s top officials revealed.

            The plan backfired spectacularly when the two men were shot dead as they tried to give themselves up to the Sri Lankan army. Balasingham Nadesan, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s political leader, and Seevaratnam Pulidevan, head of its peace secretariat, were killed in the early hours of Monday despite the involvement of British officials and the UN secretary general’s chief of staff, Vijay Nambiar, in the delicate negotiations.

            Britain insists its involvement was at most indirect. “We made no specific representations on behalf of members of the LTTE but we consistently urged the UN to play an active role in mediating an end to the conflict, including protecting civilian lives,” a senior British official said.

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    Dayan the dead roper :”… I have no hesitation in opting (or more accurately, continuing to opt) for Mahinda Rajapaksa.

    Weldone! Dayan. You never disappoint us. When I read you article I started the first few lines and when the gibberish started with Graca Machel….I skipped all the remaining shit you have written and scanned the last few words to find out if there;s any Bum-Suck references made on Rajapakse….justifying his stupid racist actions and his inborn racist tendencies that he purposely uses to mislead the general public.

    MaRa has committed the unforgivable mistakes and he’s been roped by too many evils like (JHU & the skin head gang, Dayan, UNP jumpers, Kuddas, Brother in Arms – The-Goat-a-buyer and all his family and friends.

    Now, the entire country in jeopardy like the Nazi Germany. All the intellectuals and professionals supported the evil in Germany that brought her disaster.

    Thank you Dayan, JHU for taking these Big headed scoundrels on the evil path…You have done a great service to the humanity….

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      LOL I did the same, still trying very hard to get into the good books of the king and hoping against hope for a recall to Geneva !

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      Busy mind is a christiand and he hates buddhists.

      He loves Mahinda Rajapakse, for some reason but he hates Gotabaya.

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        Here goes again – this nut Jim Softy must surely be [Edited out]…Eka Kakulak [Edited out]…Please!

        Well Jim Softy (the Bum Softy & the brain Lofty) I am not a Christian but I AM A CHRISTENED IRON made for the purpose of roasting headless chicken like you when I meet them in a thread like this. Want to become a chicken Tikka????? Be careful!

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    i’ve read only up to Graca Machel’s interview and it looks this spin doctor is desperately looking for an excuse/reason to convince others as to why he continues to support the Junta !

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      Well said Srilal!!!

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    “I regard it as a campaign against the state because the main charges are not on issues of human rights and domestic governance but on precisely the ‘last stages’ of the (popular) war which liberated Sri Lanka from terrorism and reunified its territory as a state; a country.”

    The question is:
    Who liberated who and Who liberated which state?
    From Which Country you liberated Sri lanka?
    Is it India? Is it Britain? Is it Tamil Nadu?

    Dear Dr. DJ,

    You have clearly shown your identity. According to you Tamils are not belong to Srilankan, Sri lanka is for Sinhalese. Sinhalese have taken over the North and East from Tamils. Only change happened in the North East is Sinhala military occupying and Sinhalese grabbing lands. By reunifying you mean that North East is now under Sinhalese control.

    Sri Lanka is one State (Sinhala), one race (Sinhala), one language (Sinhala), One religion (Buddhism) and ONe military (Sinhala).

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      Ajith says, “From Which Country you liberated Sri lanka? Is it India? Is it Britain? Is it Tamil Nadu? ”

      Ajith, it’s so sad that you consider Tamil Nadu to be a ‘country’. I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt because the alternative is that you are dumb. Since you consider Tamil Nadu to be a country, I’m sure India will deal with Eelamists like you in an appropriate way. Have a nice day :)

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        My friend i am tamil writing from TN .All your soveirignity and bla..bla will b vanished once for all if TN becomes a separate country.Our first job will be the invasion of Lnaka and annihilation of ur entire race from the face of earth and liberation of Ealam.So prey ur stupid buddha that TN never becomes separate country .

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          Sara, I just love the way the Eelam termites come rushing out of the wood work at the mere mention of the word ‘ Eelamists’:D

          Btw, I’m a catholic, and so I do not feel the need to pray to Buddha. But, it should clearly demonstrate to you that you are dealing with much more than the Sinhalese Buddhists my friend. If you think you can annihilate our race, then bring it on, but be prepared to meet your ‘Sun God’.

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            Jazz,

            Your immediate danger is not from TN! I do not think that TN will ever bother the Sinhala! Your problem is the Sinhala Buddhists, who dislike the Catholics!

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              did he even say the danger is from TN? he answered an idiot from TN. And Sinhala buddhists dont dislike Sinhala Catholics. They are our family.

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                A funny way to show your family loyalty by destroying their places of worship!

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                  Destroying places of worship is a common phenomena in 3rd world countries. It is the same whether it is in India or bangla. And catholic churches havent been targetted and destroyed. It is the evangelical movements like yohowa that are being targetted which the catholics do not identify with them.

                  I am not saying targetting them is fine, but the idea that mainstream catholics are targetted is wrong and ignorant. The sects that are targetted in SL are normally targetted even in US. What you are trying to do here is divide the sinhala community nothing else.

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                    Such,

                    “I am not saying targetting them is fine, but the idea that mainstream catholics are targetted is wrong and ignorant.”

                    I agree that the mainstream Catholicism is not yet a target. But pre 1983, no one believed, there would be another attack on the Tamils in the scale that was unleashed! Every sign and the impunity with which the Sinhala Buddhist Fundamentalists operate tell me that such an attack is not far away. In the minds of the Fundamentalists, Islam is the focus now! No one has been brought to account in relation to attacks on Islam or Christianity so far; the police stand by and watch over the proceedings; what does this tell you?

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                      I agree with the fundamentalism that you talk about my point was accepted by in the first line.

                      Another riot is not possible. and MR wouldnt allow it

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            Even the school going kids from TN are good enough to wipe off ur entire country…ask ur father Where was his balls for the entire 30 odd years…when praba was on rampage..

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              sara

              “ask ur father Where was his balls for the entire 30 odd years…when praba was on rampage..”

              A good riposte.

              However where were those 40 million pairs of clanging balls when your brethren in this island needed them most. Were they all hiding behind their women folks?

              Please note Jazz shares his stupid gene with your people closely than his Tamil brethren in this island.

              “Even the school going kids from TN are good enough to wipe off ur entire country”

              This would amount to fratricide or sororicide or both.

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              I know you people use school going kids in TN to wipe things off. Please stop child abuse.

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            Jazz

            “If you think you can annihilate our race, then bring it on, but be prepared to meet your ‘Sun God’.”

            Forget stupid Tamilnadu Sara.

            You are progressing well towards self destruction hence you don’t need Sara.

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          To Sara from TN

          Indian centre will not allow you TN fellows to become a separate state for many reasons. The Hindi speaking centre believes they are superior to you fellows and they are the masters. You guys are their subjects, and they need to rule you. Any attempt to invade Sri Lanka is a pipe dream. The Sinhalese are better educated and smarter than TN jokers and can take care of our motherland, as recent history proves that claim. However, if you are planning on a long term peaceful visit to Sri Lanka, bring along your broom, bucket and mop. There are vacancies for guys from TN with your skills.

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            just stop feeding the troll

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            you answered in a typical sinhalaya modaya fashion. How on earth are hindi speakers superior to tamilnadu when living standards are much worse in the north of india and if north indians are so superoir how come ost of the migrant workers in tamilnadu are north indian and they do the jobs that tamils dont want to do.

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    Dear Dr Jayatilleka, thanks for this. I was a supporter of military action against LTTE terror, knowing very well that the civilian population of the Vanni will pay a very high price indeed. I think all reasonable people – including yourself, would agree that these people did pay a very high price in the end. I however happen to hold the view that the rights and wrongs of the war cannot (and should not) be judged by the final ‘head count’, but rather by the motive (or the ‘Chetanawa’) of the people who led the war. If the motive was to create a fair, unified Sri lanka that ALL of us can call home – a home that protects the rights of all its citizens to protect their cultural identity and see themselves as proud co-owners of the country, the motive was a correct one. If this was indeed the case I am prepared to accept the death and destruction that we saw in the Vanni, however sad & haunting it turned out to be, as inevitable colateral damage rather than a crime. If on the other hand the motive was to establish Sri Lanka as a Sinhala Budhist country which tolerates the others out of ‘good will’ or to instill the ‘Jathika Chintanaya’ doctrine into the mainstream political landscape of the Country, the motive was wrong and that would- atleast in my view, make what happened a gross crime against humanity. A crime that needs to be investigated indmpartially!….even if it amounts to the breach of sovereignty. The rise of several ethno-fascist groups – some of them with possible state patronage, does make one wonder as to what the true motive was. If the true motive was indeed the latter, how do you think reasonable people on either side should act? Should they continue to support the relentless march towards ethnic polarisation/domination or should they consider supporting efforts aimed at curtailing absolute power and overt arrogance.
    I know you are not obliged to reply, but as a person who has respected your writings so far, I will be grateful for your response.
    Dr Mahesan Nirmalan
    University of Manchester.

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      Nirmalan,

      “I was a supporter of military action against LTTE terror, knowing very well that the civilian population of the Vanni will pay a very high price indeed.”

      There are many ways of taking military action that minimize civilian casualties; the Rajapaksa regime made a calculated decision to go ahead with a frontal assault, even after it had captured Kilinochchi and boxed the LTTE in, knowing fully well that thousands of civilians would be killed. What gives a group of citizens the right to choose other citizens to be killed?

      Let me ask you a hypothetical question: If some people decide that the regime is pure evil and eliminating it will be a good and result in a moral outcome for the country, would they be entitled to go for biological or nuclear weapons, no matter what the collateral damage, because they can’t find any other avenue for a just outcome? After all, they can say the regime is holding the country hostage, just as the regime said the LTTE was holding the people hostage.

      That you thought murders of thousands of civilians would be justified by the outcome, no matter the motive of the GoSL, says a lot about you. The regime’s motive, and what it has been doing for the last 5 years, should have been obvious to anyone with any common sense and basic intelligence back in 2009.

      And you “respected” this clown DJ, who advocated the Chechen solution to the North and championed paramilitary thugs like Douglas Devananda and Ramzan Kadyrov? What is it that makes a medical doctor such a clueless simpleton?

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        Agnes,
        For answer to your hypothetical question on morality, try reading some history books. Hint: Dresden, Hiroshima. When things get that close and victory of a form “we can finish the buggers once and for all” is in sight, the wretched on the firing line do not come in as a factor. The deeper moral question in Kilinochchi was about avoiding this situation from arising in the first place. When that town fell the writing was on the wall and the idiot should have surrendered, possibly with international supervision, thereby saving the lives of tens of thousands of your people. Instead, he kept running, hiding behind them, waiting to be air lifted from the beeches like what happens some Hollywood/Bollywood movie. Have you ever had the courage to question that decision (of not stopping when Killi fell) — in your own name, within the Tamil community?

        But the question to DJ is well posed, in my view. What does post-war behaviour of Rajapakse tell us?

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          Your analogy to Dresden and Hiroshima has a number of holes.

          1.Many people still think those were war crimes. Just because the US and its allies got away because of their power, doesn’t mean others can do the same.

          2. In those cases, the opposing sides were not citizens of the same country. The GoSL was trying to integrate Tamils and would need the cooperation of the survivors and the victims’ kith and kin.

          3. The power imbalance between the GoSL and the Global Tamils is not as lopsidedly in favor of the GoSL as in the case of allied powers vs the Japanese or the Germans.

          4. The concepts of individual rights and Geneva Conventions have advanced greatly since Dresden and Hiroshima happened.

          5. Unlike the Japanese and the Germans, the LTTE, for all its mindless violence and fascistic tendencies within the country, started off as an underdog fighting for its people and had the clear goal of finding a homeland for the Tamils within SL; outside the Rajiv Gandhi entanglement, the LTTE did not pose a threat to other countries.

          Moreover, unlike the Germans and Japanese, SL Tamils have not meekly accepted clear war crimes by the GoSL, and are insistent on finding justice for those crimes, even if it takes several years. They don’t want to let it all go in the name of development and economic advancement. In this, they have the support of the global Tamil diaspora.

          “Have you ever had the courage to question that decision (of not stopping when Killi fell) — in your own name, within the Tamil community?”

          I directly questioned not only many in the community, but also leading pro-LTTE people about it. But that still does not absolve the GoSL from the charge of war crimes.

          “What does post-war behaviour of Rajapakse tell us? “

          Nothing that wasn’t already known before the war.

          Since you are calling me ‘Agnes,’ I suspect you are the same guy who used to write as Jeevan.

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            Excellent Agnes. Good job in spotting the differences between Dresden/Hiroshima and Kilinochchi. Please add to the list that Germans hve blue eyes and white skin, Japanese have narrow eyes and yellow skin — very different from Prabhakaran, no?

            Well done also in finding the correct answer to the well-posed question(“What does post-war behaviour of Rajapakse tell us? ” Nothing that wasn’t already known before the war.) — brilliant job!

            The question, by the way, is to Dayan — you, baby Agnes, sit quietly in a corner and give DJ a chance to answer it!

            Whether he is writing as a public intellectual, or standing trial in the Hague, somebody will be putting this question to Dayan.

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      This one is highly intoxicated and talking rubbish as Usual. His message is not first hand and he always comes up with a here say evidence. He is a Professor of Here Say Evidence.

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    “I was a supporter of military action against LTTE terror, knowing very well that the civilian population of the Vanni will pay a very high price indeed. “

    A bit rich coming from someone living in UK !!!!! Come to Sri Lanka and see how we the “common” people live dude.

    NO milk powder even for children to buy !

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      Ask your saviour Rajapaksa where the milk powder for your kids is.

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      I never realised “we the common people” of Sri Lanka lived in ethnic ghettos in the west :D

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        David,you don’t understand what “common people” means.It means ordinary people who don’t undress dead LTTE women and ogle at them have sex with them like the uncommon deviants like you and some of your army buddies.

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          Hey shangar, why are you telling me about the wet dreams you keep having about David again – I’m not your psychologist :D

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            LOL its obvious from your post timings that you are living outside of Sri Lanka !

            I agree with the other Siva Sankaran Sarma , the original one that milk cannot be bought in Sri Lanka.
            I took some from Singapore when I went !

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            siva shake sarma,You [Edited out],why don’t you answer my numerous requests as to why the “D” always at the end of your retard vomit.

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      Sarma you Sinkalam ,

      Who needs milk powder when there is plenty of Contaminated Water rich in minerals.

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    Dr. D.J., your analysis is spot on. This is a wonderful piece of writing. The patriotic people of this country truly appreciate your work. I certainly hope that you are an integral part of our defence in Geneva.
    I would also like to know your thoughts on the diplomatic stand-off between India & U.S. and if it could have any impact on the outcome in Geneva?

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      Please read my comments about Dayan above, he was called a NGO man by our president in his last major interview with an international media group (Al Jazeera), do you want a NGO kakka to defend your country???

      After all, he was accused of being a NGO man by none other than MR !!

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      Jazz

      “The patriotic people of this country truly appreciate your work.”

      You should be happy you have at least 15 million patriots in this island.

      Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. – Samuel Johnson.

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        Native Vedda,
        I do not agree with Samuel Johnson.

        A true patriot holds the interests & well-being of the State above most else. A true patriot does not distinguish people along ethnic, religious, caste, creed or social status. A true patriot will never compromise his principles, his ethics or his character. A true patriot cannot be bought over or threatened into sacrificing/ compromising the interests of the country.

        Considering that, ” There are no perfect people in this world. Just perfect intentions”, I would say that a scoundrel would be furthest from a True Patriot.

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    Dayan,

    It is true that the international ‘campaign against the (Sri Lankan) state is because …. of the ‘last stages’ of the (popular) war….’ However, it is obvious the way that the war was ended violated the Human Rights as well as Sri Lanka is not an exceptional case the country which violated the Human Rights in such a war ending stage.

    After the war was ended it was a major responsible of the government of SL to seek solutions to the minority issues. I could remember that you too made this claim and made some recommendations to the government. This is one of the major reasons that you were suspended from your diplomatic positions. Further, the government still failed to take any positive steps which could make trust on the Sinhala political leadership. Conversely, the government (Gotabaya, The Active Executive President) is going to establish a Sinhala Authoritarianism in the country. None of the legal action against to the Monks attacks against the minority religious places and their business places by the SL government clearly shows, to what extent Rajapaksha and His brothers are backing the rebel monks against minorities. So, one could safely assume that the solution for these non democratic acts of the government is bringing International Inquiries against the regime.

    In this piece you have brought some examples from other countries and claim there are some other countries which violated international norms of democracy, human rights and the good governance. In this sense your point seems there are countries where some stronger actions should be taken before go for an international inquiries against the Sri Lankan Government.

    I think you are fully agree that the government do not want to stop the violation against minorities due to the purpose of unite the Sinhala Community Politically due to win the Presidential election even in the third time. In this situation it is a responsibility of the international community to take action against Sri Lanka to control this authoritarian regime and push the state to go for a state reform in the way of accommodating the political demands of minorities within the framework unitary state.

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    With national sovereignty,
    rights for the sup rim leader of a country to do what ever he instructs, his ministers to execute in his
    state, no matter the consequence , world leaders have to accept based on democratic principles.

    This is bit strange for me…

    Tamils and Singelease who are they? they are from South India, Possibly arrived several hundred years ago.
    Still following local indian traditions with small deviations. Both languages may be nearly equally old coming from Gratha (http://www.ancientscripts.com/sa_ws_cmp.html)

    There are tamils all over the world because of the events what has happened. That is one of the reasons why Tamils were allowed to enter several countries and settle. Now we could dispute the reason used by Tamils entering different countries but the fact is the countries were the tamils are residing the also belong too and the governments are obliged to verify the complaints made by tamils (it may be right and it may be wrong).

    Ceylon was a colony of Great Britain and Great Britain has the obligation to see if it has done injustice by leaving Ceylon´s independence in a way that the chain of events have proceeded. Secondly the tamil community with British nationality have tabled serious allegations which needs to be addressed on their behalf.

    Sri Lanka needs to use its just system to evaluate its actions and see if there has been any wrong doing if Geneva pin points. Petriotic people need to do what is right for them in their mind.

    Tamils and Singelease may have different views, different approaches to the problem, but third party may see the events differently.

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      Varathan

      “Tamils and Singelease who are they?”

      There are simply stupid.

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    Dr DJ

    “While I have no problem with those who criticise or oppose Mahinda Rajapaksa, I do have a problem with those who do so while not having opposed Velupillai Prabhakaran with at least the same vehemence.”

    Both David Cameron and Jayalalitha vehemently opposed VP; they have shown this with deeds. Britain banned the LTTE and prosecuted the fund raisers; Jayalalitha did everything possible to stop the LTTE functioning in TN including dismantling a war hero memorial structure recently in TN. So both have passed your test in vehemently opposing VP. Then what is the issue? Your intellectual bankruptcy is very evident in this article. You could not handle the fact that the Tamil diaspora getting their way and the times are changing. The international community supported the elimination of the LTTE and it now wants a fair and just solution to the Tamils. This is exactly what DM and Jayalalitha are about. If MR, as promised, gave dignity and a sense of belonging to the Tamils, do you think DM and Jayalalitha would have taken the stand that they have taken?

    Your pathetic augments will not wash; you have completely lost credibility and only folks that will cheer you on this forum are the known bigots and chauvinists!

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      BI,

      Both British and India banned LTTE for different reasons, not for the terrorism unleashed upon innocent people in SL.

      India banned LTTE after LTTE murdered Rajiv Gandhi. Until then it had a free run in India and especially TN. The way TN supported Prabhakaran during MGR’s time is legendary and JLolita too was supporting LTTE at that time. I dont think i have to explain more about this issue. After india banned LTTE JLolita cant act in a way to support LTTE, the real reason JLolita hated Prabha was he went against MGR and murdered Rajiv.

      british banned LTTE in 2000. Bythat time Prabha had carried out heinous crimes against people in SL many times. If the banning were done considering human rights violations and terrorism, LTTE should have been a banned org by 1985. All these parties banned LTTE for their own reasons. David Cam was not a part of that. he is just an opportunistic politician looking for votes, nothing else.

      Did the ban actually work? Even though the LTTE was banned and indentified as the most ruthless terrorist org even above Al qaeda, did the LTTE face the same difficulties as Al qaeda members or supporters face in UK? The answer is a big NO.

      Adele Balasingham who is a War criminal and guilty for child soldiers lives in UK with no problem. In most european and canadian cities LTTE supporters acted without much difficulty.

      Norway the so called mediator helped LTTE and provided them with communication equipments. Also helped LTTE by establishing LTTE Eritrea links. These are just a tip of the ice berg. The complaint SL points at west that they were silent most of the time when SL faced terrorism and death is a fair and a just complaint with good reasons.

      Between where has J’Lolita talked about any solution to tamils? The only thing she talks about is war crimes and punishing MR. She is a politician. She uses it. And what has power sharing and a solution got to do with what Cameroon or UN says in internation investigation.

      I would like to add another thing apart from Dayan’s point. UK and even india is a worse war criminal. So why only SL?

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        Such,

        I said in my post:

        “…only folks that will cheer you on this forum are the known bigots and chauvinists!”

        You have not disappointed me at all. I have read many of your contributions on these forums and I can safely conclude that you qualify as a sophisticated Sinhala Buddhist Chauvinist I am very sorry to say.

        DC is the Prime Minister of Britain; it does not matter which government banned the LTTE; the policy still applies and he reiterated the British position on the LTTE very clearly when he was in Sri Lanka.

        Jayalalitha was never in the Indian government at any stage; she was not representing indian policy on the LTTE. She, when in opposition in TN state, vehemently opposed the LTTE and openly campaigned against their presence in TN; she was never part of Indian Congress. In office, she still maintains her antipathy against the LTTE.

        One thing is sure that you and your ilk will not get a freehand to uphold Sinhala Buddhist Hegemony unabated. Both DC and Jayalaitha will act to ensure that the Tamils in Sri Lanka will get justice along with other actors. This is because, a Sinhala like you and your ilk prevent justice and equal citizenry for the minorities!

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          One of the easiest methods in this forum to evade from a very rational argument is to tarnish the person who is making it as a Mahinda’s stooge or as a sinhala chauvanist. That is exactly why Dayan’s article tend to attract comments calling him a mahinda stooge without even an attempt to argue the points he makes.

          Your branding me a sinhala chauvanist falls in the same category. It doesnt matter to me what you think of me, i will tell what i feel is right and i will change my stance whenever a suitable counter arguement is presented. So instead of falling into word’s play into the level of javis and Thiru’s instead present a proper argument.

          British gov is not a static thing. when we point at David Cameron and the current british gov, we are pointing at the Cameron’s administration and its policy of appeasing LTTE supporters for few votes. The past gove banning LTTE cannot be used by DC to show him acting against LTTE simply because Cameroon had no hand in it. And what is the point of re iterating the Cameron’s point on LTTE after SL forces have eliminated them from the SL soil. Didnt the British gov then try to stop the offensive and save the tiger top brass? Is Cameroon any different? NO.

          Had the Cameroons had power during the LTTE terrorism and west was not subject to islamic terrorism would british gov ban LTTE? This will take much time to give an answer.

          JLolita’s anger against LTTE has nothing to do with the political party she was in. when the indian gov banned a particular terrorist group every politician would have to comply with it. her political party would not matter. She will have to STOP supporting a terror group even as a civilian. Your argument that JLolita was always against LTTE is simply not true. Why? she did support it during MGR’s time. The love affair was broken when Prabha killed Rajiv.

          JLolita might have NOT supported LTTE but that was due to a different reason and not because of the terror LTTE unleashed on people in SL.

          How am i preventing justice and equality for Tamils? what do you want us to do?
          Join with you in tarnishing SL (our country) over crimes SL didnt commit? tarnishing MR, GR for crimes like genocide and war crimes together with you? Changing our history and insulting our historical figures? Changing Sinhala people, their language, religion and their history according to the needs of tamils? After going through horrors for 30 years and ultimately defeating the teror outfits, to get punished for defeating it? to say sorry for defeating LTTE? Say sorry for saving the country? Dream on!

          I have been a staunch supporter of power sharing, some times even to the extent of Federal, but we will not do anything at the gun point. I hope you understand it.

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          Between nothing to say about Norway’s support for LTTE for terrorism?

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            Such,

            The more you write the more you reveal as to your chauvinistic credentials!

            The Tamil votes in the Britain is negligible; the British general elections are won and lost on the Centre/Left or on Centre/Right. This has been the patten all along! You have no idea as to the dynamics of the British electoral system and its electorates; you simply buy anything going to justify your narrow and bigoted outlook! DC met some of the Tamil representatives prior to visiting Sri Lanka. Did Cameron advocate separatism? Did Cameron encourage an International Investigation? All he said was that, in the absence of a credible internal Accountability investigation, he would use his position advocating an International Process. What issues whatsoever you have with that? Are you a democrat? What damage whatsoever Sri Lanka will be bestowed with by establishing the truth?

            “Join with you in tarnishing SL (our country) over crimes SL didnt commit? tarnishing MR, GR for crimes like genocide and war crimes together with you?”

            If SL did not commit any crimes, why so much fuss you create about an investigation? You can put all the accusations to bed by showing to the world that you did not commit any crimes through a credible investigation. Why don’t you do it?

            “Changing our history and insulting our historical figures? Changing Sinhala people, their language, religion and their history according to the needs of tamils?”

            You are extremely paranoid to the core! Who has insulted your historical figures? Who has changed your language? All the Tamils asked from the beginning is Justice and recognition of their identity; you and your ilk are not capable of recognising that; you want to impose your will on us forcefully; how can you justify this?

            “I have been a staunch supporter of power sharing, some times even to the extent of Federal, but we will not do anything at the gun point. I hope you understand it.”

            Yeah, I understand you! I have come across some racists who would say that they have coloured and Back friends! You have no intension to give anything to the Tamils; all you want to do is to subjugate the Tamils. One thing I will tell you that you will not succeed in this fruitless endeavour!

            “Between nothing to say about Norway’s support for LTTE for terrorism?”

            This is another lie you have been fed by your masters! The Norway was invited by CBK to mediate. The agreement was that both GOSL and LTTE would be equal partners. On this basis, the Norway could do their duties by agreement with GOSL. Whatever they did it was in agreement with GOSL. At any stage, GOSL could have asked the Norway to leave! You have been fed with ultra chauvinistic materials for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a long while; you are incapable of seeing wood from trees! I have read enough materials to know as to who you are; enough said!

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              well replied BI.
              And stupid like sach did not even know that even prior to Rajiv killing JJ was staunchly against the LTTE. For him Norway is bad, India is bad, British is bad, US is bad only he is saint.

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                Are you saying Lolita hated LTTE when MGR was supporting LTTE? Of course the countries that helped terrorists in SL are bad and needed to be investigated.

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                  Yes, after 1985, JJ was opposed to violent methodology of LTTE especially post MGR departed from this earth. She gave a rhetoric speech against LTTE, in 1988, remember Rajiv was killed in 1991. I am not a supporter of JJ but facts are facts. She voiced many times power sharing of Tamils within United Srilanka, and only after 2009, she took a strong stand, and dont blame her or TN people for that.I still believe if your government comes down to real power sharing along with TNA including displaced tamils opinion, there is a way for your country. But to that happen, this regime must go and the perpetrator war crimes must be punished.

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                    I dont know whether youre true on JJ r not. The way i understand is JJ became an arch enemy of LTTE after Rajiv was killed. May be the Karunanidhi factor influenced for her early hatred, still i have to take your words on it. Every one knows the reason for JJ’s stand on SL that is nothing but politics.

                    And about SL and its issues i see no point in discussing with u, cos you are not one of us.

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              It seems you are still unable to put forth an argument but depend on personal insults. You say you have read enough, I will tell you read more! In this very forum I have supported power sharing and I still do, my comments on that can be seen in this thread from earlier times, it is a shame you joined here much later. Even Dayan J is a person who have been pro devolution since IPKF time, there are many who are for power devolution but object to an international investigation. Understand their stance rather than throwing insults like an illogical fool.

              If the tamils need a power sharing then they need to stop antagonizing the state, win the trust of the Sri Lankan people at large. After the war what we should have done is discussing and debating what sort of a power devolution we need and how the war ravaged places can be normalized and how the people in these areas can be brought back to normalcy by providing employment and educational opportunities. The space that should have been occupied for that sort of a discussion was snatched by an unnecessary international investigation debate that are of no use to the country at the moment and even to the Tamil people at the ground.

              You call me a chauvinist, I call you a chauvinist too. When I pointed at the DBSJ’s article where he criticized Wiggie you were out of words to insult him. Why? Because you people suffer from a big ego that you do not have the capability to do any self criticism. And any criticism that comes against your way of thinking you people have showed how you arrogantly hold on to “I am always correct” belief. It clearly showed that you are far from being a moderate tamil though you like to look like one.

              Why I am not for an international Investigation.

              1. International investigations of whatever nature is an intrusion of a country’s sovereignty and integrity. No any sane democratic country has agreed for an investigation.

              2. For any international investigation to be started there should be a crime scene or at least a bunch of dead bodies. In Sri Lanka’s case there hasn’t been any case like that just some unverified videos, pictures and some UN reports that even the UN itself does not believe in. Absence of such incidents make it SL’s stance stronger. Just because some people here and there guess that SL has done this and that without any clear evidence of such a thing SL doesn’t need to open its gates and ask others to come and investigate.

              3. Anyone living in SL would know for sure that claims like genocide and ethnic cleansing are just plain bullsh*t. In the rest of SL tamils lead a fairly comfortable life like the rest of SLns. They didn’t face difficulties due to their ethnicity. That won’t happen in a country that intends to do a genocide and ethnic cleansing. And SL gov for 30 years fed, sent medicine, taught and even paid salaries and pensions to people living in LTTE areas and all people in North that is while these areas contributed next to nothing to country’s GDP. If the gove needed to do genocide, simply not providing these things would have done the job. These allegations leveled at SL are plain wrong and bullsh*t.

              4. Who brings these charges? The ones who champion these HR causes are the ones who once sustained the war in SL. The ones who supported and funded a terrorist organization.

              5. And why SL? In this world when the countries like US, UK have been far worse perpetrators of war crimes, why should SL be even investigated? Just because UN has no balls to go after the real war criminals they shouldn’t try to act big boss to small countries to hide their impotence. In a world where US and UK haven’t been even questioned for killing millions of people in Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia and many African countries we can’t let anyone point at SL for defending its territory as a rightful gov should do. The countries that point at SL are worse offenders.

              6. What SL needs now is developing the livelihood of the people victimized by war, taking steps to bring back the situation in North to normalcy. That is slowly being done. And we need amendments in the centre with reviving democratic institutions, implementation of 13A. These are steps that need to be taken. An international investigation has no relation to this.

              7. What is actually coming as an international investigation? The ones who try hard for it are the LTTE supporters in west. This is nothing but seeking revenge for the destruction of LTTE. The tiger supporters hate the current SL gov like nothing for destroying LTTE.

              8. What about the agencies that talk about international invest. First the UN and many NGO’s biased ness has been very well apparent. The reports they prepare while deliberately undermining the LTTE’s war crimes like Darusman panel report and other UN report very much question the independence of the agencies that are aiming to do an investigation.

              As you take many information and points from the comments made by others in this forum I too did the same. Reading many comments from tamils here has shown what sort of racists they are. I have seen some even saying Sinhalese should even adopt Tamil language. That might not be the stance of Tamils as a whole but it very well displays the racism and fascism in some tamils. Many tamils here complain reconciliation is not happening the gov is not doing anything for reconciliation. At the same time tamils have nothing else to do but insult the Sinhala culture, the people, some even question their dress? Is that the image of a people looking for reconciliation? Do you think after the war that tamils sustained by funding a terror outfit that SL need to come to your feet? The problem is not with SL the tamils have a large ego that they can’t even bear.

              The tamil identity and tamil heritage of SL needs to be acknowledged and protected. There is no question of about that. You say I want to subjugate tamils denying them of equal rights. What has an international investigation got to do with subjugation and equal rights?

              About britian and Cameron

              Tamils live in marginal constituencies in Britain. That means in constituencies that has no clear majority for either party. In such cases even very small minorities matter. That is why British politicians take these issues very much. The coming of the election next year has intensified it. British politicians are the same as any politicians as you find in any third world country, opportunistic. That is what Cameron is.

              Cameron can talk for an international investigation but in return SL has the right to question him back on his right to give orders for SL. Cameron is a leader of state he can’t come and give orders to SL. SL is no longer a colonial country of Britain. That is why his antics in Sl was criticized by the sane sections in Britain and even Indian government criticized his behavior. He exceeded his limits as a invitee. Any SLn would feel insulted by his behavior.

              And norway’s antics are established and admitted in the defences of this country and even in foreign shores. Yes the gov in SL could have stopped Norway but didn’t. why? SL gov then believed bending to the maximum level to the LTTE is the way to peace so ignored all the violations and Norway mission’s partial and illegal acts.

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                Such,

                You have written a lengthy post mostly of emotionally charged utterance! However, the below points are worthy of reply!

                “The tamil identity and tamil heritage of SL needs to be acknowledged and protected. There is no question of about that. You say I want to subjugate tamils denying them of equal rights.”

                If the Tamil identity and heritage were recognised and protected since the independence, we would not be in this mess now. would we? I do not see any iota of evidence to suggest that any effort is forthcoming to do just that now or in the future! What is really afoot, in the guise of development, is the task of wilful manipulation of the demography of the North and East! This is being done with utmost care; once the demography has been altered rendering the Tamils insignificant in those areas; sure, the idea of power devolution would be appealing to the Sinhala! Such, you can accuse many things of the Tamils but they are certainly not fools!

                “What has an international investigation got to do with subjugation and equal rights?”

                The complete annihilation of the LTTE has given the GOSL an opportunity to:

                1. Build a nation of subjects where all are equal in an inclusive society.

                2. Build a Sinhala Buddhist Hegemonic based nation where the minorities are completely subjugated and majority will prevails.

                I can categorically conclude that the second option is being perused with vigour. The absence of introspection and Accountability has given the GOSL a freehand to do whatever they want. The Accountability and establishing truth as to the conclusion of the war should be the basis of reconciliation. In the absence of Truth there is no Reconciliation and Accountability. The Sinhala people, on the account of defeating the LTTE, have given an infinite mandate to the Rajapaksa regime to do whatever they want including degradation of the democratic checks and balances. This situation has put the predicament of the Tamils at the hands of the chauvinistic and unscrupulous regime. This is why an impartial international investigation is paramount in order to put a halt to this regime and bring about justice and closure to the affected Tamils. Paradoxically, this is the only avenue available to rescue the country back from these parasites that are bleeding the country dry!

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                  BI,

                  I have never said this govern acted in the perfect way, actually this gove after the war acted in a manner that broke many of the hopes that the civil society and sane sections of the country had. I am not saying gov is doing right.

                  True the tamil heritage of SL along with tamil identity must be brought forward and established in the minds of people. Not only that of tamils, the heritage of moors, malays and burghers, our colonial heritage should be identified and be given prominence. This gov should have identified them and put a full stop to the notion that this is a sinhala budhist country. This gov failed many of us especially during BBS period. SL was like a law less land where any thug can do anything.

                  what you say in relation to the tamil identity is true and i am with you on that. The reasons for origin of the conflict in SL i do understand. But that doesnt mean we have to stand by or join with anti SL activities who are bent on destroying SL using the antics of MR.

                  How much you and i dislike MR and GR, there is a feat that they achieved for this country that the people in SL would continue to be grateful for. That is the end of war. The reason that people in SL live without any fear of war, without violence, the reason any talk of power sharing is possible, a tamil CM is in North are all because MR and his gov stopped war and killed prabha. If they didnt the suffering of the people in north would continue without even an idea of what their future would look like. I dont know where you live, but for people living in SL what MR did was a BIG thing and he will have that honour until he die. That is the reality.

                  What you are talking about are irresponsible and racist acts of past governments in SL that doesnt have any relationship with this international war crime investigations.

                  If gov is deliberately changing the demography that is wrong, but i wonder to what extent that accusation is true. First there wont be that much of a sinhala population to take and make them settle there. Such an demographic change would require a massive people relocation in south which we would be witnessing but that is not the case.

                  Actually in this comment you accept the points i make. So international investigation has nothing to do with war crimes or genocides. It is all to do with keeping MR and this gov in check!
                  To keep that check you are even ready to join with anti SL forces and bear any damage to your country. That is where we differ. we dont! If you want to be accepted as a part of this country as equals try to act like a responsible citizen. The way you act strengthen the sinhala hardline position.

                  If you think after the war that everyone should come clean and expected a sudden change in the way things are you are hugely mistaken. The reality is at this moment managing with MR. And what has got with democratic checks and balances in our constitution and MR’s wastage of money to do with international investigation?

                  Do you think removing MR from the equation by an external force is going to put a fullstop to anti democratic acts, corruption and reconciliation? Do you think after blackening the image of SL and removing MR you can talk about reconciliation? the result would be the ethnic divide widening, the country would lead to total anarchy. MR is not an unpopular leader. People can die in vain. The instability would again emerge. Is that what you expect?

                  This international investigation bullsh*t is the lifeline of MR the politician. had not for that he would be a very unpopular for his economic mismanagement.

                  Anyway i see you have nothing to say about cameroon and lalitha whom are initial debate was about

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                    Such,

                    If i did not respond to some of your points does not mean I concur with you! It is because I am tired of repeating myself.

                    Your inability to separate a state (Sri Lanka) from the current regime (MR regime) is amply evident in your writings. You regard any criticism of the regime is automatically checked on the state. You are totally wrong. South Africa during the apartheid era was being criticised left, right and centre. Would it be morally correct to deem those outsiders as anti-south Africa? When Mahinda Rajapaksa went Geneva on account of human rights during the UNP era; did he act against Sri Lanka? Asking for Accountability is democratic and necessary for reconciliation. All those actors who advocate whether they be internal or external are friends of Sri Lanka but not necessarily friends of the MR regime! You need to comprehend this simple logic!

                    You need to prove to me that Jayalalitha after the taking the leadership of ADMK supported the LTTE.

                    The Tamils in England are will dispersed over many constituencies and their cluster votes is negligible! DC faced intense questions at the House Comments emanating from the Channel 4 programmes. As the principal country of the Common Wealth, it is incumbent on British Prime Minister to answer such questions. He needed to justify his visit to a country that has been accused of gruesome human rights violations supported with graphic materials. Paying party politics on this issue would be disingenuous and I do not think that DC would do a such a thing and I am not a Conservative!

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                      How much you try to say that Anti SL forces are not targeting Sri Lanka and only MR regime it is an utter lie, i wonder even you believe it. Why point at MR? would they point at MR had not MR destroyed LTTE? Would all these investigation bullsh*t start had MR didnt destroy LTTE?

                      What do you think we are? We know and undertsand what is exactly being targetted and why? Dont try to cover up. MR is the leader of SL. He is the man who finished LTTE and finished war. It was Sri lanka that won the war. It is Sri Lanka that is being targetted.

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                      Such,

                      Please do not get abusive! Hats off to defeating the LTTE. However, I am not one of those who justifies the end of the LTTE with means blindly. How many thousands of civilians you killed unnecessarily. You knew that the LTTE was cornered and they had nowhere to go; blankly shelling killing mass of civilians not at all warranted. Summary executions of the surrendered apart, you killed many for no reason at all. Hence, truth needs to be established; people need to know what had happened to their loved ones; they need to be able grieve and close this chapter. This is why Accountability is vital. no one is trying to tarnish Sri Lanka; you need to get out of this mind-set!

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                      read what i said BI. I didnt say JJ supported LTTE, my point was the reason JJ disliked LTTE was not the terrorism of LTTE but because of LTTE’s murder of Rajiv. Until then JJ and MGR were supporters of LTTE, that was the incident that made the love affair broken. You always fail in understanding.

                      And you say, “All those actors who advocate whether they be internal or external are friends of Sri Lanka”. Do you think the people in SL were born yesterday? where were they when LTTE was murdering people? where were these friends? Were they invisible?

                      The UK government specially the then Labour gov did every thing to save the tiger top brass in the final offensive. dont say NO BI, these are facts! David Miliband himself said he spent 60% of his time on SL during 2009. That was to stop the offensive. what did they do in 80s 90s when SL people were getting killed every day? Did they even stop the funding of LTTE in overseas? Even to ban LTTE they waited until another white country was blown off by terrorists. And the support LTTE received by Scandinavian countries is legendary. Dont again say these are lies and flee, the communication equipment Norwagians provided to LTTE were found by the army, how the Norwagians built LTTE-Eritrea links is now an open secret. And dont come with “these are friends of SL”! That is far beyond a lie, it is an insult!

                      Dont talk about South Africa, South Africa was very different from SL case. And we are very much capable of seeing what their real target is. And was Mahinda working towards seperatism in SL? Mahinda going to UN and now LTTE supporters going to UN are two different things.

                      After the july bombings in London, these people went and destroyed a whole country, and have nerves to point at SL!

                      You youself made clear in your previous comment that the international investigation is required to keep this gover at check. So this is nothing about war crimes! this is clearly arm twisting!

                      David Cameron was simply playing politics. I didnt say Tamils are a force in marginal constuencies, what i said was even a tiny minority is taken seriously in such constituencies. This is nothing about human rights. Anderson of british gov criticised SL gov and asked Cameron to boycott the CHOGM, because of votes. It has nothing to do with human rights. he was the same man who justified UK’s action in Iraq and whitewashed UK’s atrocities there.

                      I understand the leftism and pseudo human rights groups have big influence in Britian, but still Cameron would ignore these calls if the country that is charged with HR violations is china or Saudi. So it is not about HR, it is plain politics.

                      And what moral high ground has the British over SL? Actually SL is in a higher position than Brits when it comes to war crimes.

                      And why isnt

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                      I am not getting abusive i just use the most suitable word for so called international investigation. And remember BI, i didnt kill anyone.

                      The terrorists that many of you supported HID behind civilians, killed the fleeing civilians by shooting at them, positioned their weapons among civilians and targetted the army. So it was not SLA which killed civlians. The ones who are largely responsible for the civilian deaths was LTTE.

                      I gave you several links even ICRC and american embassy admitting the fact that SLA tried to minimise civilian casualty while sacrificing more soldiers and LTTE shooting at civilians. I wonder why you are reluctant to accept these sources when you are more than ready to accept UN reports that UN dont believe in.

                      If any civilian dies (which did happen) the responsibility should be borne by the terrorists, their funders, those who sustained the war for 30 years.

                      And did nt you had the urge to know what happen to loved ones and what will happen to loved ones when LTTE was maintaining a dictator rule there. The only thing you want is keeping the conflict in SL on going.

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        sach says:

        “Both British and India banned LTTE for different reasons, not for the terrorism unleashed upon innocent people in SL.”

        “british banned LTTE in 2000. Bythat time Prabha had carried out heinous crimes against people in SL many times.”

        Could anyone who still retain sanity after reading sach’s comment please tell what sach meant to convey in those two lines taken together.

        Please help me.

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          British banned LTTE because they would have had to introduce new laws to prevent a ban against LTTE and keep it functional/afloat after the tough anti-terrorism laws introduced in UK in 2000.

          The Terrorism Act 2000 was enacted by the Brits to save their asses from Islamic fundamentalists. In spite of the Ban the theoretician of LTTE continued to live in UK until his death and even to this day LTTE flags can be freely hoisted in London without any issue. Moreover British politicians continue to freely engage with people with shady pasts and dealings with LTTE. So their ban on LTTE is in name only.

          India banned LTTE because it killed Rajiv. Their PM. Even to this day, whenever Indians speak against LTTE they only talk about killing of Rajiv. Not the countless innocent who were subjected to much dastardly forms of death here in SL. It is that one political murder plus the Indian fear of Tamil nationalism in Tamil Nadu that makes them detest LTTE.

          So yes, they both banned LTTE for different reasons. The ban on LTTE in India is functional to some extent. Ban on LTTE in UK is totally dysfunctional. Neither country banned LTTE out of sympathy for the innocent people who lost their lives in Sri Lanka.

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            “India banned LTTE because it killed Rajiv” Such is your stupid knowledge Navi, I bet in this open forum for 5lakh SLR, if you could prove what you said is right. LTTE was not banned in India for Rajiv killings, would you want a bet?

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              then why was LTTE banned in india?

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              check this and go to section, proscription as a terrorist group

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberation_Tigers_of_Tamil_Eelam

              And do u need my account number?

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                LTTE was banned in India on Congress litigation to supreme court on the claim that it posed danger to the integrity of India and not for teh killing of Rajiv Gandhi, and in Wikipedia quote the exact sentence where it is said that it was banned on account of Rajiv’s Killing.

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                  It says LTTE was banned in 1992. Rajiv Gandhi was killed in 1991.
                  That India banned LTTE after Rajiv Gandhi was murdered is accepted by all. Read some books on the conflict.

                  And you say, “on the claim that it posed danger to the integrity of India “. So either way it proves my initial point. That LTTE was not banned for its terrorism unleashed upon innocent civilians in SL but because of different reasons. Got it?

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          read everything in full idiot. What i say does not contradict, it is poor understanding from your side.

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    Graca Michel wants no one to interfere in Zimbabwe while the madman Mugabe is butchering his own people and ruling the country with an iron fist. No one interfered with his rule since he assumed power many many years ago but no salvation is in sight from within the country, from South Africa or other African countries. When will the Zimbabwean peoples’ suffering end? Dayan wants Rajapaksa to continue to escape from the crimes against humanity he committed and continue to rule the country in a dictatorial manner. All Dayan is interested is in protecting the Rajapaksas in the guise of protecting sovereignty.

    I want to know from Dayan is why are the Tamil people so unhappy with Rajapaksa that they overwhelmingly rejected him at the recent NPC polls. The Tamil people are being subjugated by Sinhala military power and their women are being raped and their lands illegally confiscated and Sinhalese and military families settled in these lands. Sovereignty is used by many dictators around the world to suppress dissent and the just fights of the minorities. Graca Michel was married to a man who murdered thousands of his ‘enemies’ in so called rehabilitation camps when he acquired power in Mozambique. I wonder what she had to say about that. Dayan should have left a quote by the wife of a mass murderer out as it did not help his arguments in defence of his beloved Rajapaksa.

    To his credit he appears to see the dangers faced by the regime whereas the Rajapaksas and their mouthpieces seem oblivious about them and hope that Lalith Weeratinga will perform miracles at Geneva. I hope the Rajapaksa regime gets well and truly screwed this time and it leads to the fall of it for the greater good of all Sri Lankans including that of Dayan Jayatilleka the NGO stooge (not my words).

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    Lest we forget…its 5 years since this regime murdered out Lasantha !

    Silenced Iqbal Athas

    Attacked Keith Noyahr ……and this man Dayan defended this regime in Geneva a few months after the murder of Lasantha.

    A man who defended the regime who silenced many, now wants the media to carry his writings….how ironic !!

    It is the magnanimity of CT that he is given such a space despite his sordid past in defending this regime who silenced many…

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      Its five years since he was murdered in broad daylight. NO comment from this “diplomat”?

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    first stage or last stage of end of war is not the issue,it is about the state actors not being transparent,about dismantling institutions,about hora 18A

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    Great man this DJ. Russia and China will bow to him and his Gramscian PhD and take his advice. Greatest Plenty Potty of all times.

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    Dayan,

    We want a ceasefire- an immediate ceasefire in Sri Lanka!

    That is the need of the hour!

    It is false to say the war was over in May 2009.

    The war against armed LTTE was over in May 2009
    .
    But the war against unarmed Tamils is still going on.

    The war will cease only when each District in the North and East are forcibly converted into Sinhala Buddhist racist majority districts.

    We request the international Community to act now before it is too late.

    Stop this structural Genocide!and restore real democracy!

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    DJ has proved again he is an average Sinhalese, not a Srilankan.
    :-)

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    If this Bugger Dayan De Silva has an ounce of shame left, reading the comments above, he should pronto shut his gab. What a mockery he makes of himself?

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      it is plainly for personal gains.

      This we realize even more day to another. Might be his aim is also to check the reactions of general public.

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    One further contribution in that continuum of defending the indefensible. With what objective in mind?????

    “not on issues of human rights and domestic governance but on precisely the ‘last stages’ of the (popular) war…” A poor defence.
    It is the last stages of the War, good Sir, that resulted in the most brutal, inhumane and unacceptable form of both HR and War Crimes which the UN and the world insist should be examined by a credible body of
    persons outside the control of the alleged perpetrator. It is the seriousness of that event that made the high-powered Secy General BKM to personally to see matters for himself. Trying to separate the “last days” and the “full duration of the war” will not win friends for the regime. As to failings in domestic governance, that is a different matter.

    Gracia Marcel would have served the cause of justice and democracy to the Zimbabwean people better – and indeed to all Africa – if she advised her friend, the brutal dictator Robert Mugabe, to be more mindful for his suffering people and to advise a change of course for the prosperous country he destroyed than asking the UK “to shut up”

    As to the rest of the advise from Che, you have taken us down this road before. We remain unconvinced as Cuba’s case is as bad as Zimbabwe’s.

    We have no objection to your being part of the defense team in Geneve
    come March – a frightening prospect. Ides of March, some might say.

    R. Varathan

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    …it is a diplomatic initiative from the Eurasian region, chiefly by Russia and China that will work
     
    This is wishful thinking Dayan, and you know it! China and Russia do not have military bases in Diego Garcia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. They do not have drones flying all over the place in countries adjoining the Indian Ocean. They do not have bases guarding the key entry points into the Indian Ocean: The Suez Canal (Egypt) and the Malacca Straits (Singapore). There is only one country that has these, and through no coincidence, it is they who sponsored the resolutions of 2012, 2013 and will no doubt sponsor the one in 2014. Comparisons to Zimbabwe are not going to be taken seriously by anyone. Our island is infinitely more strategically important than a landlocked country in Africa.
     
    The behavior of the GOSL is similar to that of a gambler who, in a moment of inspiration, bets his house on Red. He then panics when the Casino owners call in his debt and threaten to break his kneecaps if he doesn’t pay up. The GOSL bet everything in 2009 on the US not intervening in the island because of India. They lost the gamble in spectacular fashion, and now they are in complete panic mode. Ultimately, the GOSL is in this mess because they forgot the cardinal rule of gambling: The house (i.e. The Whitehouse) always wins!!

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    Sanity prevails!

    The biggest problem with MR is his continuation of useless 13 amendment.

    JUST SCRAP IT!

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    LTTE Tamils have said openly, if they get the federal govt set up they would not pursue the War crime path.

    Anyway, It was OK for Tamils to kill for 30 years, during the last few weeks, when they got killed that was wrong and became a war crime.

    That is not the important point.

    the west needs access to Indian Ocean because China is using Indian Ocean a lot. SO, West want some Sri Lanka to be subjugated for that.

    Even if that happens, tamil women in the north will have illegitimate – white kids. In other words, Tamils are doomed.

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      @Jim softy; you are an idiot. LTTE started their killings after 1983. Before that, the majority slaughtered the minority for 40 years while you had your thumb stuck in MR’s arse.

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      One more Govt plant in these pages – Jim Shifty – lies when he says “LTTE Tamils have said openly, if they get the federal Govt set up they would not pursue the War crime path” To begin with there is no such thing as “LTTE Tamils” and furthermore no responsible Tamil source has said such a thing. Transparency and accountability of May 2009 events is non-negotiable. What is this Federal Govt you are jabbering about. My friend, either it is a Federal set-up within GoSL or an outright Separate State.

      The rest of the drivel you poof is not worth commenting upon.

      At least, make a New Year’s resolution to comment sensibly.

      Kettikaran

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      Jim softly [Edited out]

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    Hey Dayan,

    You say “I have serious problem with those whose criticism of Mahinda Rajapaksa supplants or supersedes their defence of Sri Lanka’s sovereignty.”

    Didn’t MR declare to Aljazeera that is precisely what you did. MR called you a whore subverting the sovereignty of Sri Lanka in your rush to criticize MR, and all that for a fistful of NGO dollars! You do need to keep a mirror close to you when you write these things.

    You are no more than a mere word-smith making the loudest noise often with contradictory and absurd self-coined vocabulary – the proverbial empty vessel. Here is an example. You say “I occupy and propose a third position.” Aside from a “goddayata magic” effect, it means nothing – Can you earnestly “propose” it, if you don’t “occupy” it?!

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    Whom is Dr. J trying to cheat by telling that the charges are against the state, whereby he is trying to tell us that its not against any individual or individuals? When the war commenced it was the state that conducted the war, but a state is an inanimate object. The decision of the state are made by individuals and by this extension the charges are against the individuals who were making the decisions.

    Dr. J is trying very hard to be in the good books of the President and get a new position with the government.

    Dr. J is a shameless person.

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      Of course it is not MR or GR, but the lankan state that is being targetted. Though there is this feeling of taking revenge from MR and GR, still it comes down to state.

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        States are governed by people, when Iraq invaded Kuwait, it was Sadam who was punished. Similarly if Sri Lanka is found fault, it would be those who made the decisions in the Government will be made to pay for it.

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          Sri Lanka has not invaded any country, it has just defended its territory like an legitimate gov should do. Whatever the devil MR is he cant be punished for defeating LTTE. What do you think SLns are? idiots? to think that they dont understand what is happening? It is not about an MR or a GR it is about SL, the country. It is the country that is being targetted.

          And are nt u defending US’s illegal war against Iraq? again who is US to punish Saddam. US is a worse war criminal than Saddam.

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            Sach:

            Sri Lankan are not idiots but born Racists.

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              i see, you are a Sri Lankan

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    “If the choice is between David Cameron and Jayalalitha on the one hand and Mahinda Rajapaksa on the other —and only so long as that remains the choice— I have no hesitation in opting (or more accurately, continuing to opt) for Mahinda Rajapaksa”

    what a stupid and spurious choiice you have offered the readers/Sri Lankans and your self. You want to continue fooling the Sinhala South as the mouth piece of the dynastry

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    This anticipated scenario, where Rajapaksa bending over to Cameron in front of Ms Pillai and her Diaspora ain’t going to happen…

    The only option for Cameron and Harper duo’s is to launch a “Syrian Spring”.

    Where can they hire guns is the problem, considering the current state of the potential supply pool.

    And the inhabitants from the minorities wouldn’t want to have anything to do with it , considering their suffering during the past three decades.

    Why would China and Russia want to please the Diaspora and the TNGTE?.

    Would they want to wreck the administration of a country which has reached Middle Income status in just over 5 years after fighting terrorism for thirty years?.

    Even Manmohan must be regretting his decision to back the Yanks against Srilanka at the last session.

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      “This anticipated scenario, where Rajapaksa bending over to Cameron in front of Ms Pillai and her Diaspora ain’t going to happen” says
      the Rajapakse shill going also as Sumanasekera. I hate to see any Lankan leader in that sad position because that will be a slur on all citizens of this country. But if the IC wants to take firm action all they have to do is pass hints travel bans, freezing of
      surreptitious foreign bank accounts of the regime and the rest are on the cards. That threat will move mountains – as they have for others like the Burmese junta, Marcos – to name just two.

      Kettikaran

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      Sumanasekara,

      You are living in a dream world. For your information Milosevic was made to bend down despite the backing of the Super Power Russia. I take it you were born yesterday who can blame you.

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    Fully agree with DJ’s core message.

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    Jim Softy…I think it is your bum which is softy and your brain lofty.

    Forget about who I am, just be connected to the topic. I hate the entire UPFA gang. They’re all bunch of looters, criminals & murderers. This is what people like you, JHU, Dayan all have contributed to this country by rendering your wholehearted support for crooks in the likes of MaRas…

    Just look at what they;re dishing out for giving your vote for these mongrels in the many elections….Boy, even if you hired a hit squad they won’t do such disasters as these bugsies doing unto them and to the country as a whole…No need of Prbhakarans, these buggers will destroy this country once and for all. WAIT AND SEE!!!!

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    Dr DJ – BIG LIAR

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