26 June, 2019

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Dayan Jayatilleka Skips Logic; Flies At A Tangent

By Shyamon Jayasinghe –

Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

In his article published in the Colombo Telegraph of the 2nd of July Dayan Jayatilleka (DJ) states as follows: “In a newspaper interview, Secretary of Defense Gotabaya Rajapakse denies allegations of any links with the BBS. He may be telling the truth.”

This assertion is a modifying statement that DJ makes after a limp, lukewarm and covered attack on the President and the Defense establishment over the running tragic soap opera that is the BBS. This kind of writing strategy typically shows up Dayan Jayatilleka’s ambivalence toward the Rajapaksa government.  Politically literate persons already know that there is enough evidence to lay the blame on the President and his brother, the Defense Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa. They are not stupid. In fact DJ himself earlier in his piece makes some points that implicate the regime over this sordid affair. Example, how the President and Defense Secretary did not lift a finger over the whole last year when this mob went on the rampage trampling other peoples’ human rights and grossly violating the law. Even after Aluthgama, we still have to see whether any investigation will take place. Two weeks have elapsed but nothing of the sort has happened.  DJ admits Gotabaya had refrained from condemning the BBS in his recent statement.  We also know that Gota was present at the BBS AGM in Galle.  A few days ago, Gotabaya is reported to have said that there is nothing he can do about the BBS.  If the man in charge of Defense, aided by Duminda Silva the official Ministry advisor, cannot do anything over a serious violation of the law we need not have to tell them to resign and make way for someone else who can do that. And, mind you, Gota is the official war hero who won what was regarded as the unwinnable war against terrorism; not the fearless and decisive Sarath Fonseka who was dragged and put to jail under the most barbaric and inhumane manner. All these bits of circumstantial evidence are ample to make any morally conscious and sensitive writer to feel a worm when asserting that “Gotabaya may be telling the truth.”

On the other hand,  like a cat spotting a more important  quarry, DJ goes out of the frame of discourse at a tangent and censures Ranil Wickremesinghe (RW), the regime’s most important contender, shifting to the subject of RW’s  and the UNP’s winning capacity at elections.  The tepidity, timidity, and caution that DJ shows toward the ruling regime just evaporate from him when he takes his routine bite on RW. Here is DJ waving his sword on all sides like Don Quixote. Here is another hero!

As to the matter of the UNP and RW winning, DJ predicts that the UNP will never win. Here, DJ transcends the boundary of a credible journalist and enters the superstitious arena of astrology, which he should not do. He has to back his prediction with facts and figures. On the other hand, looking at past electoral figures the UNP has in the worst of times achieved a 30-35 per cent island-wide vote. At the last PC elections in MR‘s stronghold it won 29 per cent and lost Tissamaharama although Namal canvassed there. This is a solid start off for any party. No other opposition party has that track record. At a Presidential election the voting dynamics would be vastly different as we saw when MR and RW contested first. RW lost by a mere 2 lakhs and that, too, because the LTTE got Tamils to boycott the election. At that election UPFA did whip up nationalist sentiments against RW but that hardly worked as the results make clear. DJ mentions the JVP, which lost all its seats at the last PC elections and SF who is now on a diminishing return curve. To DJ the UNP is of no consequence. Then why keep running that party down?

DJ’s strategy is in line with government campaign strategy and that is to flay RW and call him a loser. If RW is such a certain loser then why bother hitting him? One fails to see the logic. My belief is that his attack on RW is also to appease the government, although some attribute it to a failed personal relationship.

It is more helpful to discuss the issue raised in the caption line of DJ’s article. DJ believes that the BBS phenomenon is a case of “saffron fascism,” meaning that it is an exhibition of Buddhist monks trying to assert their power over non-sectarian leaders.  According to this hypothesis the monks concerned are the prime movers in these untoward criminal episodes. Given the writer’s own implied admission that the ruling regime is behind these outbursts is it logical to come to such a conclusion? I don’t think so.  The secular leadership of the regime undeniably constitute the prime movers; the monks are the latter’s agents. Probably, the government is building up another paramilitary body composed of monks. They might be used to set upon UNP and Opposition meetings, come election time. The anti-Muslim agenda may be a preliminary sideshow done to persuade the public how ‘nationalist-minded’ these BBS mobs are.   If this is so, DJ may be said to have failed in his analysis due inattention to logic.

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    Wonderful, thank you. Dayan is running out of places to run and hide !!

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      Dayan won’t run anywhere, because he can’t apprehend straight forward logical explanation Shyamon is giving here. Wait just 24 hrs, DJ will come up with jargon of words with no start or end and with some Soviet Union era examples and pollute this website.

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        Dayna is an agent of the Rajapakse regime:

        A shameless pimp he goes on touting historical instigator monks’ Sinhala Buddhist fanaticism and Sinhala ruling elite’s opportunism to win votes.

        He also thinks he is some kind of socialist, but his arguments are illogical and supremacist.

        Now Mahinda says some people with the help of external forces are trying to disgrace Sinhala Buddhism. I am sure DJ will come out supporting this theory: That’s his job, like that of Subra Swamy of India who is kept by Mara to support Mara at every juncture.

        DJ, can’t you see your face mask being ripped off?

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          Dear Shyamon Jayasinghe,

          The BBS are unquestionably thugs and should be reined in.
          At the same time reasons for the birth of extremists such as the BBS should be investigated and the causes eliminated.

          SL has over 14 million Buddhists with varying degrees of philosophical understanding, ranging from an in depth to the minimal or even zero. It is no different to human understanding of any other religion anywhere in the world. Even if the illiterates amongst the Buddhists are a mere 0.01% the numbers involved would exceed 140,000. These people are easily mislead by extremist rhetoric.

          Not taking that into consideration is fatal.

          I wrote the following on May 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm in response to an article by Dr Muttukrishna Sarvananthan on CT

          The inability of the govt to enact Laws such as those prevailing in the Indian States of Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat in order to throw water on smoldering embers even though they have a steam roller majority is foolish. We certainly don’t want a repeat of 1915.

          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/dbs-jeyaraj-and-the-bogey-of-the-reincarnation-of-the-tiger-part-2/comment-page-2/#comment-1171081

          The Indian Supreme Court Referring to Article 25(1) of the Indian Constitution says

          What the Article grants is not the right to convert another person to one’s own religion, but to transmit or spread one’s religion by an exposition of its tenets. It has to be remembered that Article 25(1) guarantees A freedom of conscious to every citizen, and not merely to the followers of one particular religion and that, in turn, postulates that there is no fundamental right to convert another person to one’s own religion because if a person purposely undertakes the conversion of another person to his religion, as distinguished from his effort to transmit or spread the tenets of his religion, that would impinge on the “freedom of conscience” guaranteed to all the citizens of the country alike. wiki.

          Ranil W lost because he did not feel the pulse of the people. His Lieutenants were blabbing that SL Forces were going to Pamankada while claiming they were going to Ali Mankada.

          (Ali Mankade is Elephant Pass in the North, while Pamankada is in Colombo)

          The majority of electors did not take that slight lightly, given Ranil W’s performance in eliminating Terrorism. It was Ranil who allowed Vsats to be imported by the LTTE.

          You as the secretary to the Ministry of Labour & Vocational Training, would have had been privy to information from your own colleagues in the Administrative Service, as to what went on in govt that the ordinary Public did not have.

          BTW in your previous article you Invited comments from readers as to the reasons for opposing an UN inquiry. June 30, 2014 at 2:08 pm.

          Navin (June 30, 2014 at 10:41 pm) and I (July 2, 2014 at 1:38 am) gave you our reasons. Have you abandoned that discussion?

          Amongst the objections I raised was the possibility of corruption within the UNSG’s Pannel of Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Ms. Yasmin Sooka and Mr. Steven R. Ratner. The reason I said so is because the Panel in its Report EXONERATES the LTTE of using a Human Shield. The reason given by the Panel for doing so is inconsistent with the ICRC IHL Rule 97, and is in fact a 180 degree distortion of the ICRC IHL (please compare the ICRC definition and the UNSG Panels interpretation in their report).

          There is also evidence, within the report itself, how they have used Cooked Up evidence to crucify SL.

          I do hope you would be willing to discuss what you yourself has raised.

          Kind Regards,
          OTC

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            OTC,

            “There is also evidence, within the report itself, how they have used Cooked Up evidence to crucify SL. “

            Did they learn how to do cooked up evidence from Sri Lanka oir the Rajapaksas, or the police or from the Para-monks?

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              I would not know but what is your DNA?

              Kind Regards,
              OTC

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        Your analysis of DJ and his tilt to the Rajapaksa regime is spot on. On RW not so.. Chandrika Bandaranaiyake Kumaratunge is the only one capable of defeating Jarapassa in the land of Sinhala MODAYAS at this time.

        There is a need for a proper analysis of the DISASTER that is Buddhism in the Miracle of Modayas today.
        Vatarekha Vijitha thero and the BBS GAG are a metaphor of Buddhism DESTROYED and BETRAYED in Sri Lanka today. Politicization, Militarization and Empty Buddhist rituals cover up and mask the absence of practice of what the Buddha Taught. Sri Lankan “Buddhism” is an international JOKE today and an insult to the Buddha!

        Time for Sobith Thero to take the lead in cleaning up and reforming the The Buddhist Sangha establishment which is corrupt and over fed and greedy and politicized and MILITARIZED. After that he can run as joint opposition candidate for President. Now he needs to put his own Buddhist house in order.
        As it is said render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and unto god the things that are gods. Buddhism should not be politicized and militarized.
        Extreme politicization and militarization of Buddhism has destroyed Buddhist culture and practice from within; The needs to be further analyzed and there needs to be REFORM of the Sanga, and the old Mahanayakkas who are corrupt and live in luxury and drive in MERCS need to be de-throned and new ones who actually practice what the Buddha taught be elected NOT appointed.

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      DJ’s preoccupation is writing anything to create confusion.

      When he was Ambassador in Paris he was writing in the social media more than doing his ambassadorial work. He can be easily carried away.

      At that time, he associated himself with Sinhala extremist in London and carried out a turf war against his counterpart, the High Commissioner in London Kshenuka Seneviratne. There was no decorum in his public conduct.

      He forgets the difference between rights and wrongs, lefts and rights, man and woman etc., and jumps from one end to another reflecting his confused and prejudicial state of mind with his verbal rhetoric.

      Shyamon Jayasinghe’s comments rightly reflect DJ’s mindset.

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      Shyamon Jayasinghe –

      Shymon, Thank you. There are sane Sinhal pote guras, and you are one.

      “Politically literate persons already know that there is enough evidence to lay the blame on the President and his brother, the Defense Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa. They are not stupid. In fact DJ himself earlier in his piece makes some points that implicate the regime over this sordid affair. Example, how the President and Defense Secretary did not lift a finger over the whole last year when this mob went on the rampage trampling other peoples’ human rights and grossly violating the law. Even after Aluthgama, we still have to see whether any investigation will take place. Two weeks have elapsed but nothing of the sort has happened. DJ admits Gotabaya had refrained from condemning the BBS in his recent statement. We also know that Gota was present at the BBS AGM in Galle. A few days ago, Gotabaya is reported to have said that there is nothing he can do about the BBS.”

      Dayan is trying to sit on the fence and nee at call a Spade, a Spade,

      A liar, a liar.

      A criminal, a criminal.

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    Dayan’s double game is nothing new. I still believe that is is in the pay roll of MR regime and his motive is to discredit the opposition and create an image among the people that the brutal dictator and racist MR is better than others.

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    Dayan is a closet admirer of the Rajapaksa brothers. No doubt about it.

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      Piranha:
      What “closet” are you talking about? A transparent one because NOBODY believes this man’s deceptions and lies any longer!
      Like a typical pissa, he is talking to himself now in an attempt to keep up his spirits in the hope that some miracle will restore those he has supported and lied for all these years.

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      He is no longer in the closet. He is for once coming out publicly. It is MR who Banished him into the closet and he was crying out loud all this time. But now he has decided that it is time to reveal his true self.

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    My thoughts exactly. DJ’s loyalty to current GOSL comes from the demigod status he experienced during his time at UN. Before that I only remember him for advocating the bad policies of previous governments(like Provincial councils), and having had to run in public after being assaulted and stripped by political thugs(I don’t remember if it is CBK or RW’s time-so it explains why he tries to drwon both of them). So this government gave him a higher purpose for him to be remembered for. It did lot to inflate his ego, so much that he was in his own right came close to being king in his quarters. May be he likes that Adrenalin rush and hoping that he will get another shot at it. With that hope, he drives common sense, and reason out of the door in all of his verbose hard to decipher, elaborate writings. If you read closely, we see he subtly get away by not putting the blame where it’s due. Just testing the waters as if to see in which direction the popular collective thought blows. Accordingly he positions him self. It is political in his part as it looks as if he doesn’t want to end up in the losing side. Otherwise I can’t fathom the logic behind all the positions take in his writings as a person with much experience with diplomatic services, and one with iota of brain should know how these actions are going to play against GOSL in international arena. Iran can do what they do is because they have oil, we can’t do what they do because we have nothing. If the gov doesn’t wake up and reign-in in their BBS rabid dogs, one thing I can agree is that SL will become a Buddhist equivalent of Iran where no liberal minded, right minded people can’t survive and less erudite religious leaders would rule SL from everything to what we wear, eat, and speak.

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    Dear Shyamon Jayasinghe ,

    Thank you very much for exposing this spin doctor , i’m one of those early birds who knew what was up in DJ’s sleeve hence i have been trying to expose DJ’s selfish agendas for a considerable period of time i.e ground views, Trans current and many other public forums . once i tried to convince Prof. laksiri fernando about the true nature of this self proclaimed ” political scientist” , but prof. laksiri tried to defend DJ by bringing up his student days consistency stories , in the end prof. laksiri has found out about the true colours of his former student.

    pl go through archives of DJ’s articles , most of them are one sided ( wasi patthata hoiyya )MR praising half baked theories , for instance DJ always maintained that UNHRC can do nothing to SL (MR)without India’s direct support , his half baked theory was proven wrong this time round at the UNHRC in Geneva by passing the resolution with a clear majority amidst india’s staunch resistance , another point in case , when early version of the resolution was out (early March 2014) , DJ jumped the Gun and declared that there was no mention of any international investigation in it , in fact there was a separate clause about the international investigation , before the resolution drama begins DJ had tried many tricks to be in good books with MR , but MR wasn’t interested in any of his theories and side lined him for obvious reasons.

    it is worth mentioning here that Weerawansa is the official mouth piece for MR while DJ is acting as his unofficial mouth piece.

    PS; DJ’s dictum is “i’m the man and i know every thing “

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      Thank a lot. Your last line sums up DJ beautifully.

      It seems that not only Laksiri but now everyone seems have woken up to DJ.

      Are we seeing the light at the end of the tunnel?

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    Yes, we must thank Shyamon for telling us what DJ really is.

    Even I at times have been taken in by DJ’s writings. However it is difficult to pin down DJ. Is he crafty, is he a coward, and is he quietly currying favour with MR and co to reinstate him at the top post that he was removed from. Shame.

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    Dayan Jayathileke is a rajapukka stooge. He will bend and jump on the orders of rajapukka anyday. He is a disgrace to his Dr title. Fellow should go and jump in the keleni river.

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    I do not like thee Dayan Jaya
    You say things dodgy; never dare
    And then get dizzy
    Bend like a sissy
    To give your back To Ma-raya

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    It would be good if our politicians and crooks like DJ learn a bit of lessson from this Japanese politician.

    http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-07-02/japanese-politicians-hysterical-apology-becomes-viral-hit/

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    DJ is a utter waste and please do not waste your time on commenting on what he have to say about Medamulana clan as he is on their pay to discredit the opposition and what kind of funny self made political commentator is this man?

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    A Dog for to Bark and a Dog for to Bite.

    Government strategy on the BBS appears to be misunderstood by almost all. Aluthgama was a hastily planned attack on the Muslims. All what on the long term plan was “it is Muslims for next time.” Other than that many features of the Aluthgama plan was created on the fly. The problem that prevented fine tuning the plan was King and Prince foreign visit. It was like an eclipse, which occurs once in a while on the sky, by two three events, unexpectedly, meet at one place, at the same time. Royal Government felt something had to be done to the appointment of Prince Zeid Al Hussain as UNHRC High commissioner. The auspicious time is the full moon day’s eclipse time. So they invited the priest (BBS) in a hurry. He conducted the puja in hurry. That is why now everything is open for public criticism. When they planned and conducted to burn down entire Vanni with bombs, rarely anybody noticed the depth of the plan. Even though more than 150,000 died in those lonely jungles, hardly anybody can prove the numbers. Even the UN workers who were forced out did not suspect the extent of the damage going to take place on that event. This is what made the King to honestly comment that the critics of the Aluthgama are blowing it out of proportion.

    BBS was, on the original plan, not supposed to be used in this manner. The original plan was created after being caught red handed on white van deals when a minister’s cousin, an entrepreneur himself, was being kidnapped and the bad failure of using Grease Monsters to annoy Muslims women. Those who caught on the acts were accused of a large crimes than one committed, by connecting with pre-planned right violations, connecting the royal governments of sponsoring the events. Misbehavior of a co-passenger in a bus to woman may not attract even a month in court, but the army personals employed as grease monsters to tease Muslim women risked much more than that, unless the upper echelons of the Royal Government get involved and impose impunity. As a natural evolvement from those errors, the Royals came out with enlightened idea of using “efficient and effective” management techniques. That is the “division of duties”. This has nothing to do with the internal checks and internal controls, found in the enterprise management books. Under that, a frequently sighted example is, the AR clerk collects the checks, banking clerk deposits the checks, AP clerk writes the checks, Accountant signs it and manger do the reconciliation and submit the report to CFO. This is how, without personally overseeing what is happening inside the office, the CFO makes sure, just by looking at the BR Report, that the banking operation was clean and fraud free. After all, that is little bit over doing for Royals as record keeping is not in the good intention Royal Government and further, every operations are personally supervised , at least, by one of the 2000 some of Royal Family members involved in the task of managing the “Enterprise, the Royal Government “. In any court case situation, by this way, it can be simplified to the Aanduva’s judges to evade issuing a genuine judgment, the impunity.

    This is where Royal Aanduva came out with having two dogs for its services; one is to bark and other one is to bite. Plan is to confuse the victim and the witness. When a legal challenge appears, neither of the two, the victim or the witness will be able to point out at whether the baking dog bit or the bit dog was the one barked. In this sophisticated arrangement, the newly created pious and (Mahavamsa) learned BBS will be barking and the previous coolies who were in the grease monster and White van teams will be doing the biting. The expectation was when the BBS bark racism, without spending a lot on for biting dogs, as a bonus, the common Modayas also would come forward and take part in biting. Here, the important part is, the most precious element, the biting dogs are camouflaged with the barking dogs. The defense that arises from this is barking dog never bite. Thus “The Buddhist Monks (BBS) will not go on the violence” is an imposed expectation on everybody to be accepted.

    Now the questions are” If the master plan is so excellent, what went wrong? Why are so many noises are coming from outside?” Problem is only with the sub-plan (the project Plan). The retaliation project, which has to done to the appointment of the Prince, Zeid al Hussain, was given ata short notice to operating team. So the
    1. Monk was attacked
    2. BBS put together the rally,
    3. The actual attack on Aluthgama Muslims residents
    every thinks has to be done in four days. So this left a feeling with everybody, as the main drawback, that the barking dog is the one bit at Aluthgama. Though It appears, the master plan, saving the biting dog, is successful, but it is not so. In addition to that, The Royal Government created the BBS for long term use. It cannot allow it go as a wasted asset so quickly. The original master plan appears to be BBS has to depend on its defense tactics for its protection. But, here, the King came out and tried to protect the BBS as discounting the extent of the damage as small. Further BBS has been barred from entering America. This can spread like closed room “cold virus” germs. The spread can also, in bad, unlucky situation, be vertical and horizontal too. That is other Western countries may follow the suit of America and it can be unleashed on the BBS’s bosses and servants too.

    On the first look it appears that they have fooled the people by making them to think it is BBS did this. But it is only with other detriments. At the same time people are suspecting of the connection between Royal Government and BBS. This may force the long term asset, BBS, wasted in the short term and government may have to disband BBS sooner than later. Nevertheless nobody can underestimate the government’s ability to rehabilitate BBS’s lost image on this. The disgraced King Dutugamu on Aluthgama can be re-graced at Uva election. A solid victory on the “UVA” PC with a strong punch on UNP’s face will bring back the things to normal again at palace of the “Enterprise the Royal Government”.

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    Dayan has been a paid servant of Rajapakse and once again he is trying very had to jump on to the lap of the President. Guys like Dayan and Rajiva, sitting on the fence and commenting about both sides of the fence is one reason why we Sri Lankans are in such state of disorder. Dayan is one who lied at the UN in the first round, Rajiva is the one who advised the President and Dayan, so both Dayan and Rajiva should be tied to the “karaththe” and sent to “Carlton House” to get their “punnakku”.

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    The tragedy of Dr Jayatileke is that he is very clever, articulate and writes excellently in English

    BUT

    He is an opportunist and an amoral scoundrel.

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    Could Mr Jayasinghe take a moment to answer a question? Thank you.

    Since clearly you support Mr Wickremesinghe strongly, is it his (Mr W’s) intention to become Executive President for a normal term of office, or is he opposed to the Executive Presidency per se and is it his intention (and solomn promise) to abolish it as soon as possible?

    I respectfully submit that it is illogical to support Mr W without knowing the answer to this question and explaining why one endorses the decision (whichever it is).

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    I have sent in a fuller rebuttal on the major political points raised or implicit in this article. However, let me say this about fighting the BBS.

    There are two choices.

    Either one can identify and attempt to isolate the contagion as I do, as a dangerous extremist fringe which is at variance with the interests of the majority of Sinhala Buddhists and the armed forces.

    Or one may, as Shyamon and many contributors to this website do, place it in the same target category as the country’s most popular political personality, Mahinda Rajapaksa, and attempt to take on both frontally at the same time.

    I choose not to, firstly because that’s not the way I see it and secondly because it seems strategically and tactically moronic to me.

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      Your perspective implies that the “contagion” is distinct from the “country’s most popular political personality” who happens also to be the most powerful citizen of the country in whom all executive power rests and who has arrogated to himself power over the judiciary as well.

      How is it that such a powerful and popular executive finds itself unable to ensure that the BBS is subjected to the constitution and law of the land?

      If anything is moronic it is this position that you have taken which is just one more element of your ongoing strategic attempt to absolve the executive presidency of responsibility for allowing the BBS as well as other elements to operate with impunity. What you are doing is clearly evident and has been now for years at local, regional and global levels. Your positions are well document and on record and you shall reap what you continue to sow.

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      Dayan Jayatilleka typed his advice in Trancecurrent and please see below except:

      Set up an interim administration for North comprising non-anti LTTE moderate Tamils under a distinguished Tamil Governor
      13 February 2012, 8:41 pm

      …..

      {It is by no means necessary to prolong the present politico-institutional vacuum in the North. Existing legislation and presidential power permit the setting up of an Interim Administration or Interim Council. This was declared by JR Jayewardene in September 1987 and rejected by Prabhakaran, and considered on several occasions by President Kumaratunga, while never implemented.

      This then is the way to cut the Gordian knot: set up an Interim Administration for the North, vested with the powers of the 13th amendment except perhaps for police powers.

      It can consist entirely of Tamil political and civic personalities of proven moderate views and non/anti-Tiger track records such as SC Chandrahasan (Mr SJV Chelvanayakam’s son), V Anandasangaree, D Siddharthan of PLOTE, Sritharan (‘Sugu’) of the EPRLF, Nesan Shanker Raji of EROS and Douglas Devananda.

      Appoint a distinguished Tamil governor for the province. Let the TNA speak out and participate in parliament. A prolonged peacetime spell in a parliamentary political life at the centre will draw that party out of its ethnic enclave and dysfunctional ‘domestic Diaspora’ mentality, absorbing the MPs into the mainstream.

      Meanwhile, the youth (who embody the future) and private enterprise must conceive and construct a new, inclusive, pluralist Sri Lankan identity at the social, cultural, artistic, economic and inter-personal levels, quite irrespective of the politicians.}

      http://transcurrents.com/news-views/archives/8001

      What a stupid analysis followed by a stupid advice. In this typing he wanted to deny democracy for the people of North.

      Dayan never believed in democratic principles nor in its practices.

      He is a war monger and a war crime denier. He had already served two tyrants and awaiting the third coming.

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        Thanks for this Native, will be useful for me later on :-)

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          Dev

          Do you know any of these chappies Dayan had recommended eg Sritharan (‘Sugu’) of the EPRLF, Nesan Shanker Raji of EROS?

          What have they contributed to humanity?

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            NV,

            Don’t forget Dayan’s super duper “Defense Analyst” David blacker , by the way where is he now ?

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              srilal

              “David blacker , by the way where is he now ?”

              I have no idea at all.

              If you happen to come across say hello to him.

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                NV,

                if you want to have some of sort of contact with our Super Duper Defense analyst , just read any article which has war crimes/Humanitarian operation/zero casualties (oops zero casualty policy )/gota etc , he would be there defending and throwing millions of questions at the readership and in the end disappears in to thin air (ofcourse with a personnel insult) !

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      DAYAN, why are you calling yourself “Dr Dayan”. I am aware that you and Mervin belong to the same school of thought!

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      Why link the Sinhala- Buddhists and the armed forces? Is this the reality? If this is true, are the Sinhala-Buddhists the State? What is the place of the non-Buddhist Sinhalese, the Tamils, the Muslims and others? Are they excluded from the State? Are they excluded from the protection of the armed forces and the police? Are the armed forces the arm of the intolerant and violent Sinhala-Buddhist State that is being fashioned behind even the back of most Sinhala-Buddhists? Are you echoing the rhetoric of thug Gnanasara that the armed forces and police are Sinhalese and for the Sinhalyos, but with the further contraction that they are only for the Sinhala-Buddhists? Is this a fait accompli we have to accept and fight to role back or a process that we have to resist?

      Dayan, you tend to run with the hunted and the hunting. Both cannot be accomplished at the same time. As a political analyst, you have to dissociate yourself from both and dispassionately view events to decipher the causes and effects.
      You cannot be the running with the fox and hunting with the dog simultaneously!

      You have great skills which I admire, but am often put off by the contortions ( which Native Veddah links with the 64 gymnastic positions in the Kamasutra!) you attempt, but cannot pull off.

      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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    You are being too kind to refer to this man as anything but a lunatic with possibly a complicated Oedipus Complex.

    Furthermore comparing him to Don Quixote is sacrilege !

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    Shyamon. this is very good. You will agree that we still need Dayan to be around to be a catalyst. Bensen

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    DJ You say the BBS monks are an independent force. SJ clearly points out in his last para how they are but agents of the Rajapakse brothers who have subjugated Sri Lanka. Can you respond to SJ’s pertinent point in the last para, please? Thank you

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    Dayan Jayatilleke writes like an expert on every topic. He used to attack Lalith and Gamini on behalf of Premadasa. He had attended Lalith’s funeral at Kanatta. The Crowd stripped him and he had to run out of Kanatta covering his genitals with his hands.

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      I recall reading an article where DAYAN said “…I have nothing to hide”??

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