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Decision To Boycott CHOGM Will Isolate India Says SL Envoy

With Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yet to take a decision on whether to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo next month, Sri Lanka has made it clear that India would be isolated if it does not participate in the summit, India media reports.

Prasad Kariyawasam

“All the governments in the Commonwealth had decided unanimously that the Commonwealth Summit will be held in Sri Lanka, so there is no boycott. Isolation will happen to those who do not participate not the other way round,” Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam told a television channel, the Press Trust of India reports.

He also told CNN-IBN that the “Prime Minister of India is not only leader in this region but leader in Asia, leader in Commonwealth and even in fact the world, so bearing that in mind….It is a decision that India will have to take bearing in mind the national responsibilities and their profile.”

Last week, Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh said the Prime Minister has been invited by the government of Sri Lanka for CHOGM but the government has not taken any decision.

“The decision will be taken closer to the date (of CHOGM) keeping in view the foreign policy, international obligations and national interest,” she told reporters when asked whether the Prime Minister will travel to Colombo to attend the meet.

The Sri Lankan Envoy’s comments came after the Tamil Nadu Assembly passed an unanimous resolution demanding New Delhi completely boycott CHOGM in Colombo and seek a temporary suspension of Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth.

The Indian Prime Minister’s delay in announcing his decision on whether or not attend the summit in Colombo is being criticised because it is allowing pressure to be applied on the Central Government and keeping the rest of the Commonwealth guessing about New Delhi’s actual position. It is however reliably learnt that Premier Singh is unlikely to attend and will send a relatively low profile representative in his stead to Colombo in November.

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    What is wrong with India in keeping Srilanka govt in dark about the final decision of Indian PM ???

    After all, Indian govt is still waiting for answers about implementing 13th amendment for four long years with no commitment or confirmation coming from the Srilankan govt.

    With Indian Elections looming large within next 6 months & the battle is only going to be getting tough between Congress & BJP, only an Insane Indian Politician will ignore this unanimous message from Tamilnadu.

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      Good bye India.

      Enjoy unenviable strategic advantages provided by opportunistic, self-serving, political clowns of Tamil Nadu leadership. Playing to the gallery.

      Meanwhile, China has just run off with Sri Lanka in her bossom.

      Cheers!

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        Neha, they use artificial FL because of skin conditions- blood is thicker than water- it’s always pure business no time for social. At lunch time 15 mins. Drill with the sound of drums.

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        Ben Hurling

        “Meanwhile, China has just run off with Sri Lanka in her bossom.”

        Has Sri Lanka relocated somewhere near China, in South China sea?

        Come to think of it, all Sri Lankies should relocate to Macau where they can run profitable casino economy.

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          Native,

          Relocating to South China sea may not be a bad idea. Given how hostile our beloved Big Brother India has been towards us.

          We can leave Kachchativu behind as a token of our horrible memory of India.

          Besides, then Jayalalitha’s endless fishing fleet, with no ethical or environmental standards can freely rape & destroy beyond recognition the whole of the Indian Ocean sea bed. There will be no Sri Lanka Navy to interfere.

          I just feel sorry for Maldives. With Sri Lanka gone, ever expanding Tamil Nadu racists will without delay lay a few claims on Maldivian territory & fishing resources too.

          Cheers!

          PS: Agree. Sri Lankans better focus on something like thriving Maccau Casino industry for future survival. We already have the underworld King Pin culture. That is an asset in the Casino business.

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            “I just feel sorry for Maldives. With Sri Lanka gone, ever expanding Tamil Nadu racists will without delay lay a few claims on Maldivian territory & fishing resources too.”

            Bangladesh and Maldives geological a hard rain is falling try learning from Holland …Shiva rules Baharat from time immemorial.

            Maccau here we come.- Whoohoo Victoria’s Secret in the land of cocoon can’t do won’t do.

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            Ben Hurling

            Indian fishing trawlers are owned by big Mudalalis/politicians and rented out to fisherman at exorbitant cost. They have to fish as much as possible to meet the costs. This happens at industrial scale.

            Licensed Southern fisherman on day boats also grab as much as possible. The Northern fishermen who are mostly confined to shores due to security restrictions or do not have the necessary capital to invest in deep sea fishing are losing out to the competitors.

            Now you have the Chinese and Japanese fishing in the muddy waters.

            MR won the war against LTTE singe handedly now it seems they have lost it to the Taminadu fishermen. Why should MR or the rest of the country worry about the Northern fisher folks, after all they are only Tamils.

            There is no pride in supporting the Tamils nor any votes.

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              Native,

              I think SL Navy is doing all they can to protect Sri Lanka’s fragile fishing resources from TN robbery. South Indian poaching fleets are way too large to hinder at all times. Sri Lanka is not exactly a major naval power. We have limited assets.

              On the other hand, average TN fishmen are poor folks too. Though not as poor as Northern Sri Lanka’s Tamil fishermen. So, there is a humnaitarian dimension to all this. However, this kind of massive poaching, day in & day out is intolerable.

              It is not OK to steal from fellow Tamils of the north for whom TN claims to have endless “sympathy”. Nor is it OK to steal from the younger brother, Sri Lanka. A country struggling to survive after 30 years of civil war. Shame on India.

              Indian fishing fleets have already destroyed the Indian Ocean to a great extent. Fact. These fleets are truly huge in numbers. And have no concern for management of marine resources. They manage it exactly the way they manage the Indian mainland. Turning the sea bed into an environmental wasteland. It is a disaster in the making.

              This is not a Tamil against Sinhalese issue. Nor is it an anti-Indian thing. A matter we must resolve.

              Sri Lanka as a nation must stand up to the TN poaching invasion encouraged by Jayalalitha & Co. And guard against theft of poor northern Tamil fisherman’s livelihood.

              Common sense, international maritime law & good neighbourly relationships must prevail.

              Racists & opportunsitic politicians on both sides must be beaten back.

              May the Sri Lankan fisherman of the northern province win.

              Cheers!

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    “Sri Lanka has made it clear that India would be isolated if it does not participate in the summit,”
    “Isolation will happen to those who do not participate not the other way round,”

    “Prime Minister of India is not only leader in this region but leader in Asia, leader in Commonwealth and even in fact the world,”

    Friends are thieves of time and opportunity makes a thief.

    While wise men like Manmohan Singh make more opportunities than they find.

    Neither China nor Pakistan are India’s barriers anymore.

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      Javi

      High Commissioner Prof Prasad Kariyawasam a little islander is eminently qualified to utter all sorts of nonsense. When you meet him ask him not to sit on his brain. Read the following:

      Pro-LTTE activities in Tamil Nadu is similar to terrorism – Prasad K.

      “Making a statement to the foreign media, the High Commissioner in India, Prasad Kariyawasam has said protests that are being held by Pro-LTTE groups in Tamil Nadu accusing Sri Lanka of war crimes are similar to the terrorism.

      Talking to CNN-IBN, the Sri Lankan High Commissioner said, “Resolution on Sri Lanka in UN is uncalled for. We don’t think there is a need for international community to get involved in Sri Lanka at this point.”

      asianmirror.lk
      TUESDAY, 19 MARCH 2013 13:00

      When poor Sinhala people were attacked in Tamilnadu he said those attacked amounted to terrorism.

      Could you also ask him to define a working definition of terrorism.

      Can’t you find someone who can talk sense? If you can’t find a sensible one to represent this island abroad, can you not hire someone from outside this country? I mean a foreigner.

      Or could you tell him to go back to Bihar.

      Read more:

      “NEW DELHI, March 16, 2012
      I was misquoted: Sri Lankan envoy

      Didn’t say pro-LTTE T.N. Parliamentarians must be probed: Kariyawasam

      Claiming that he had been misquoted as saying some parliamentarians from Tamil Nadu should be investigated for supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam apologised for causing misgivings which led to the issue being raised in both Houses of Parliament on Thursday.

      A little after Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman K. Rehman Khan told agitated members led by Tiruchi Siva (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) that the Ministry of External Affairs was looking into the matter, Mr. Kariyawasam was called to the South Block and informed of the concerns of the government due to his purported remarks.

      “THE REPORT HAS ON SOME INSTANCES MISQUOTED AND ON SOME INSTANCES TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT. IT IS VERY UNFORTUNATE THAT THE HEADLINE SAYS SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND NATURALLY THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS HAS EXPRESSED CONCERNS ABOUT THE TONE AND THE CONTENT. I AM VERY SORRY ABOUT THAT BECAUSE THAT IS NOT WHAT I MEANT. I HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR THE TAMIL NADU PARLIAMENTARIANS,” MR. KARIYAWASAM CLARIFIED.

      HE SAID COLOMBO WAS PROBING THE ROLE OF GROUPS BACKING THE LTTE AND THIS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH INDIAN MPS.

      TERMING THE STATEMENT A “GROSS VIOLATION OF ALL ACCEPTED DIPLOMATIC NORMS,” THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (CPI) WANTED THE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE SERIOUS NOTE OF ITS TENOR AND REGISTER A STRONG PROTEST WITH SRI LANKA.

      RAISING THE ISSUE IN THE RAJYA SABHA, CPI MP D. RAJA SAID ONLY BY ASKING SRI LANKA TO CALL BACK ITS ENVOY, COULD INDIA SHOW THAT IT WAS A POWER AND COULD STAND UP TO ANY CHALLENGE IN THE WORLD. TAKING PART IN THE DEBATE ON THE MOTION OF THANKS TO THE PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS TO THE JOINT SESSION OF PARLIAMENT, HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT LET DOWN THE CAUSE OF SRI LANKAN TAMILS.

      THE CPI’S LOK SABHA MEMBER FROM TENKASI P. LINGAM IN A LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER MANMOHAN SINGH ALSO SOUGHT MR. KARIYAWASAM’S RECALL.

      THE SRI LANKAN HIGH COMMISSIONER LANDED HIMSELF IN A CONTROVERSY AT A TIME WHEN THERE IS FURIOUS LOBBYING BY HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS WORLDWIDE AND THE TAMIL DIASPORA FOR ARRAIGNING COLOMBO BEFORE THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (UNHRC).

      ON THE OTHER HAND, SINHALA-DOMINATED PARTIES HAVE TAKEN TO THE STREETS IN THE ISLAND NATION CLAIMING THE INTENTION IS TO TRY SRI LANKA PRESIDENT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA, “WHO HAS BROUGHT PEACE TO THE NATION,” FOR WAR CRIMES. THEY ALLEGE THAT OVERSEAS SUPPORTERS OF THE MILITARILY DEFEATED LTTE ARE OUT TO EXTRACT REVENGE AGAINST COLOMBO BY PRESENTING ONE SIDE OF THE BRUTAL CONFLICT. THE END-GAME BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2008 AND MAY 2009 IS THE FOCUS OF SRI LANKAN AND UN REPORTS WHICH FORM THE BASIS OF THE RESOLUTION BEFORE THE UNHRC.

      IF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER S.M. KRISHNA’S STATEMENT IN PARLIAMENT ON WEDNESDAY IS ANY INDICATION, INDIA DOES NOT FULLY CONCUR WITH THE RESOLUTION THAT WILL COME UP FOR VOTE LATE NEXT WEEK.

      ASKED BY MPS FROM TAMIL NADU TO CLARIFY INDIA’S STAND ON THE RESOLUTION, MR. KRISHNA SAID, “WE ARE ENGAGED WITH ALL PARTIES IN AN EFFORT TO ACHIEVE A FORWARD-LOOKING OUTCOME THAT IS BASED ON RECONCILIATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY RATHER THAN DEEPENING CONFRONTATION AND MISTRUST BETWEEN THE CONCERNED PARTIES.”

      http://www.thehindu.com

      Read more:

      “Lankan envoy apologizes to Tamil Nadu MPs
      TNN Mar 16, 2012,

      Tamil Nadu MPs|LTTE|Lankan envoy Prasad Kariyawasam

      NEW DELHI: After darkly hinting at a possible collusion between Tamil Nadu MPs pushing a US resolution against Sri Lanka and the LTTE, Lankan envoy Prasad Kariyawasam apologized to the parliamentarians on Thursday. He was ticked off by MEA after the Indian government took exception to his remarks in a newspaper interview.

      “I would like to apologize to MPs of Tamil Nadu if I have caused any discontent or concern or distress in their minds. I feel sorry about that,” Sri Lankan high commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam said. Kariyawasam was quoted as saying that Tamil MPs here should be investigated for their LTTE links.

      Times of India

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        N.V.

        “Or could you tell him to go back to Bihar.”

        The babuas will definitely accommodate him with the dacoits because they still travel to New Delhi via the ancient back route. In 100 years Sinhala Buddhist will say they came from New Delhi because there is a new stone inscription on the top of the hill(East of Kailash) all fenced in 500 sq. f.t and reads “I sent my son vijaya to lanka.” LOL
        Instead of remaining as a civil servant that he was (commissioner of examinations first) he leaped frogged into New Delhi. SL always had its best envoy posted there eg. chain smoking brilliant Neville Samarkoon who only listened to Preme. but no one else and similarly New Delhi reciprocated with its very best Ambassador. It’s all gamyata magic for meeharak tota godayanta. They are living in a mystic world like the Mahavamse which was written after 500 years ganu denu vak naha.

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        NV ,

        come on give some breathing space for this poor sole , put yourself in to his shoes , what else would you do ?
        don’t forget PK’s number one duty is to please his Master ,every thing else comes second , so Prassad K is walking on a very tight rope , if he utters any thing considered to be offensive by the TN politicians , he will be at their mercy , please NV have some sympathy , at least PK is not arrogant and flamboyant as our very own chameleon DJ!

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          srilal,
          What has to happen happens. In every hierarchy there is a level of incompetency. Peter.Pr.
          I do know DJ is arrogant and imposing political quack. Look at it from this point New Delhi has always had our best Ambassadors eg Neville was recalled from UN and placed at Delhi. The Indians have always had their senior most career diplomat at Colombo before he/she took over as Foreign Secretary. I have not followed it for some time though I happen to know. Are we looking for competence- its not in our hands anymore its just the days are numbered- it all works behind closed doors.

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            Javi

            Look I’m not defending this PK guy here, lets see in a slightly different perspective , after all PK is not as bad as our other Diplomutts , at least he is said to be an educated & a career diplomat and most of all PK can face a TV interview without any obvious grammatical errors .i feel sorry for non Rajapakses , they know their days are numbered if they don’t react accordingly , I’m sure India knows what’s happening in sl diplomatic circles, PK is just repeating what his master wants to say( actually its GLP parroting MR ).

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              “PK can face a TV interview without any obvious grammatical errors .i feel sorry for non Rajapakses , they know their days are numbered if they don’t react accordingly”

              Neither do the good old English make grammatical mistakes yet they err.

              Imagine if you had no imagination what would things be like?

              Row row row your boat gently down …merrily GL it’s the Cambridge club.

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              srilal

              “after all PK is not as bad as our other Diplomutts,”

              You mean Dayan.

              “at least he is said to be an educated & a career diplomat and most of all PK can face a TV “

              Grammar is not that important when those diplomats are expected lie through their teeth, particularly the Sri Lankan variety. Not only they lie to cover up their master’s mistakes but they are possessed by lying.

              You may be right, he can face a TV and also utter garbage. Please refer to what he said about Tamilnadu in my earlier comment. One wonders whether this man is born stupid or trained to be stupid due to his education in the Land of Lankies.

              Such people should be confined to the corners, facing the wall not TV.

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    India….be warned world’s super power Sri Lanka will isolate you if you dont attend the CHOGAM
    ha ha ha what a joke

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      Yes. It does sound a bit funny.

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    “All the governments in the Commonwealth had decided UNANIMOUSLY that CHOGM should be held in Sri Lanka” ??? Come! Come! Sir. You are being economic with the truth, aren’t you? Mendacity is a monopoly of the Rajapakses – not of a gentleman like you.

    Let us not forget every time this matter came up many countries protested – which is why it was delayed till 2013. Until for some mysterious reason the CW-SG Kamlesh
    Sharma went out of his way to play ball with the Rajapakses, whose
    HR record is abysmal and who have broken every major Commonwealth Principle. This is why, so far, Canada has personally named him.

    “Isolate India”?? By whom and from what? Prasad Kariyawasam is a pleasant man, a decent diplomat but tasked to do a difficult and unenviable task.

    R. Varathan

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    What damn fool, Ltte paid huge price playing with INDIA. This sinhala budhist modaya used india to eliminate LTTE. Now bugger talking absolute nonsense…
    BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD FOR TAMILS.

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      It was executed on Preme’s order according to New Delhi. Didn’t Preme go the same way- hatred never fails to boomerang- keep smiling.

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      J.Muthu

      Tamils and Sinhalese are so stupid they don’t seemed to have learned anything from their past failings.

      Do you now accept that these two people are irredeemably stupid?

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        Native Vedda,

        “Tamils and Sinhalese are so stupid they don’t seemed to have learned anything from their past failings.”

        Thank you very much for sharing the 2,500 years or more experience of the Vedda’s so succinctly.

        DeJa Vu.

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    “Will Isolate India”
    From whom?
    India is still respected as the largest democracy in the world.
    Countries from US, China are falling over each other to create deals because of the untapped resources in material, manpower and a huge market.
    If you think any country that matters will isolate India because of SL your a worse joker than I thought.

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    India PM is not the only head of a government if he boycotted the CHOGM to be held in Sri Lanka. Canadian PM has already openly declared his principled stand. Commonwealth Secretary General Kamelesh Sharma is responsible for hiding the critical opinions of experts on the illegality of impeaching the Chief Justice of Supreme Court, that led to the decision of holding it in Colombo.

    Sri Lanka must stop showbiz to impress the international community and address the issues of accountability of alleged war crimes and violation of human rights. Oppressed people of North and East must be listened to and bribing opposition representatives with perks and ministerial portfolios will backfire sooner or later.

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    “Decision To Boycott CHOGM Will Isolate India Says SL Envoy”

    Canada took the exemplary action of isolating it from the hypocritical, immoral lot:

    Now hopefully, under Tamil Nadu and HRO pressures, India will isolate itself from this dirty dozens and shine some light in this dastardly leaders!

    If leaders don’t quarantine themselves from these rascals they will also get infected with this deadly ailment of condoning war criminals, criminals against humanity and genocidaires.

    Thiru

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    Yes we will turn to China and Pakistan, India is not the leader in Asia , Sign can have a party with TN jokers

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      Pakistan ? Aren’t they Muslims ???

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      Kris you say “we will turn to China and pakistan” you are too late. your master has already done it. He has sold the poor illiterate sinhala budhists to china as slaves for many a generations. So take your head out of his arse.

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    Hahahaha what?? Isolate India? Watch who is going to be isolated. Look at the Indian exonomy and Srilanka’s Economy. All srilankans will be soon begging to the whole world and cleaning toilets in foreign countries. All thank to the baboon President Rajapukka.

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      All srilankans will be soon begging to the whole world and cleaning toilets in foreign countries

      That is what most of the tamil people do in SL and other countries

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        Are you talking about the Sinhala-Buddhist mothers and sisters in the Middle East ?

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    Moon Not The Donkey Moon is on her on the Sky.
    The Full Moon Comes.The Dog is disturbed from its Periodic mating.
    Barks at the Moon. Feels The Moon is chased away.
    Moon Continues on her path.

    Naked Emperor Acknowledges and enjoys the Hosannas. Like the Crab in a pot placed over a ignited hearth.

    Water Boils and a meal on the Table.

    Ha! Ha!.
    Hurrah
    Cheers.

    Levi

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    With Gota and MR at the helf you dont need anyone to isolate sri lanka except the ones who come for casinos and women.

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    Correction

    Moon Not The Donkey Moon, is on her on her journey in the Sky.
    The Full Moon Comes.The Dog is disturbed from its Periodic mating

    levi

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    The funniest joke of this year that I heard? All countires unanimously accepted? Canada already said that it would boycott. There is enormous pressure on UK government not to attend from within their parilament. India will be isolated, bloody crap, it was india who bailed out srilanka in previous UNHRCs from stern punishment. It is you who will be isolated, coming to your china card, heck, last week India and china strengthened bilateral relationship.
    The crux of the bilateral agreement, in any face-offs, there will be no military war against each other by either of them. Another hallmark, China is going to set-up tech-hub in India.

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    An utterly tactless undiplomatic comment by our High Commissioner in New Delhi. May God save Sri Lanka if this is the type of stupid persons heading our diplomatic missions abroad!

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    By saying that Kariyawasam isolate himself from reality. So Canada and India will be isolated and banned to enter Sri Lanka???

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    jay pathbey

    Well, India boycotting CHOGM among other factors amount to deserting the TNA, election for Northern Council mumbo-jumbo and giving up India’s forcing the 13th Amendment on Sri Lanka.
    India is the obvious loser as isolating Sri Lanka means more influence from other interested parties or nations on Sri Lanka’s affairs. India has to live with this fact too and can ask Tamil Nadu for help when the sh-t hits the fan.

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    SMALL MIND….HMV..

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    It looks that the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Mr. Karyawasam has taken up the role to advising India as to what India should do. Instead he should have a look closer home and advice
    MR of domestic muddles created by MR and his goons with immense tribulations beyond borders
    of Sri Lanka.
    The domestic anarchy of MR regime that Karyawasam represents has implications, not only nationally but also internationally, which the international community has to take serious note when such country having credible allegations of war crimes is hosting the Commonwealth Conference and by virtue of being the hosting state, the Head , the oppressor of commonwealth values ,human rights, the rule of law ,individual liberty and having credible allegations of war crimes to head the Commonwealth of nations and uphold the commonwealth values until the next conference is held. Can a responsible state ,against the backdrop of the above, participate and consent to what follows and stature befallen on MR be an implicit connivance of all his sins and to use it for his personal agendas. Thus for the international community this event poses to them an intricate situation unlike what Sri Lankan envoy the mouth piece of MR is uttering.

    What a stupidity on part of Sri Lanka envoy to sink to the level of MR to utter deplorable and undiplomatic statements such as “Prime Minister of India is not only leader in this region but leader in Asia, leader in Commonwealth and even in fact the world, so bearing that in mind….It is a decision that India will have to take bearing in mind the national responsibilities and their profile”. This not what Sri Lankan envoys but his Masters voice.

    The Sri Lankan envoy as a senior diplomat without being slavery to MR, in the first place, should have told MR and his stooges of the national responsibility of Sri Lanka against the deteriorating country profile internationally.

    Sri Lankans instead of find fault with other nations of their outlook on Sri Lanka should look at the national faults with seriousness and rise up together as a nation of dignity and self-respect since Sri Lanka possess all resources to do so by exploiting the educated, erudite people and backing of the religious and cultural legacy for right thinking without being subservient to MR and his clans to rule us.
    Why should we as a nation be fated for deeds and misdeeds of MR and his goons.

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    If Manmohan Singh decides not to attend the Colombo CHOGM history will judge him as the most weakest Prime Minister of India. Tamil Nadu or any other state should not be deciding the foreign policy of India. It is the prerogative of the centre and New Delhi should take the interests of the whole nation into consideration in making decisions on foreign policy matters. State political considertions, particularly the interests of the ruling party’s prospects in the forthcoming Lok Saba elections, should not cloud Manmohan Singh’s decision on this foreign policy issue.

    Jayalalitha’s resolution at the Tamil Nadu State Assembly is a clever move to create a permanent divide between DMK and Congress Party. For, if Manmohan Singh decides to attend the Colombo CHOGM, Karunanidhi will not and cannot be expected to get back into the now defunct alliance with Congress Party at the forthcoming Lok Sabha election in Tamil Nadu.Her Tamil Nadu state Assembly resolution is thus a clever ploy to prevent her main rival DMK from entering into a strong coalition with Congress Party and possibly with other opposition parties like Vijakanth’s party and PMK. Jayalalitha is playing her cards cleverly and this resolution while enhancing her position as a strong leader will help keep the opposition parties divided, thus ensuring success for her party at the Lok Sabha election.

    If Manmohan Singh is going to miss the Colombo CHOGM it will not be a blow to President Rajapakse. He will still be able showcase the Colombo CHOGM as a great success to his leadership as other major Commonwealth countries like Britain and Australia will still be atteding the conference. India will definitely lose its leverage over the Sri Lankan leader and will not be able to wring out any further concessions for the Tamils. SL Tamils will be the ultimate losers if Manmohan Singh heeds Tamil Nadu and decides not to attend the Colombo CHOGM.

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      Naga – Your cover is giving away. We think we know who you are.
      You remain rejected even by the people of Batticoloa. Your holding
      the flag for the Rajapakses will not get you anywhere among the
      Tamils.

      Backlash

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      Jeyalaitha’s resolution is mainly confined to the DMK,she is pro Narendra Modi and Manmohan Singh knows that.It is entirely a Tamil Nadu construct to counter Karunanithi’s DMK and has nothing to do with the CHOGM to be held in Colombo.

      Karunanithi’s DMK has no alternative but to bed with the Congress whether it likes it or not, for the sake of saving ex-telecom minister H.Raja’s and Kanimoli’s skin on the phone scam issue and there is no cleverness about Jeyalalith’s resolution.Her’s is pretense politics when it comes to Lankan Tamils depending on her moods,like the colors of the sarees she wears.

      Manmohan’s decision to, or not attend the CHOGM does not mean any loss of leverage over SL for India.Because if both Britain and Australia are attending it is precisely for the purpose of augmenting and ensuring India’s stance on the right of the minority Tamil people to live as equals with justice and dignity and not as second class citizens in those areas of the N&E where they have predominated and lived for centuries with the Sinhalese majority living in the island.Both Britain and Australia have an influential Tamil Lankan diaspora and cannot afford to ignore that reality.

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    What is wrong with this idiot? It is
    not India but this damn fool who will
    get isolated. No wonder Sri Lanka has
    donkeys without brains as High
    Commissioners and Ambassadors. They
    wait long in their stations, for years
    to learn and qualify for citizenship. Of
    course Bernard has one more reason close
    to his heart. So don’t make stupid remarks
    and upset your case.

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    Sinhalese never learn the lessons from their mistakes and what is happening around them. They think this beautiful island is for them only and they can do anything and no one should query about what they do? It is true if they do to their own people but when it is involved with others then that is different.

    It is laughable that Sri Lankan high commissioner of India threatening its powerful neighbor who helped out of the way to come out of a threat from the division of the country. If Sinhala Sri Lanka thinks that they can threat India is using China card it is very dangerous. Sinhalese may think Chinese are Buddhists and China will be with them. China is not foolish to go against India to save Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka will be isolated and Sinhalese will be erased from history if Sri Lanka makes such mistake.
    India made a historical mistake to make a policy change to support Sri Lanka in the war against LTTE. India wanted to eliminate LTTE because of Rajiv Gandhi murder but did not think the danger of Sri Lanka being an enemy of India. India needs a good trustworthy neighbor and if India feels that Sri Lanka is a dangerous then there will be a policy change and that is disastrous for Sinhalese in Sri Lanka. India now slowly realizes that needs the support of Tamils and they can trust Tamils than Sinhalese. They are not going to loose much from Sinhala Sri Lanka because there is a great potential for them to invest in the Tamil Sri Lanka and they can guarantee their security.

    Sinhalese can pay ransom and buy some corrupted Individuals but you can’t buy Indian people! Change can happen any time and it is time for rational thinking rather than criminal thinking!

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    These are fools who live in ivory towers that live in another planet that represent our country.India the second most populous nation and the worlds biggest democracy is going to be isolated because it will not attend CHOGM.? This bloody fool of a High commissioner should be kicked out from this important posting if he does not represent the views of the sane thinking intelligent people of Sri Lanka.Send Sajin Vaaas the de facto foreign minister and ex thug and convict to this post . He may do a better job for his masters. This bloody foreign ministry is an absolute diasater full of Yakos and relatives and friends of the regime. And G L. Peiris a spineless blabaring idiot who has directed our foreign policy towards relations with all the scoundrels and dirty dictators to gain votes at the UNHRC and free rides on bogus state visits for holidays to the President and his kith and kin. Hope the whole world and the delegates see these frauds at UNHRC and CHOGM and send these perpetrators soon to the Hague

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      Ruwan you said it all, that decent right thinking people who love their country are scared to say what because of thugs and white vans and the goons that keep this crooked regime in power.The so called Intellectuals and dirty time servers like GL Peiris are an absolute disgrace.And Bullshit artists and double dealing con men like Dayan Jayatileka, Malinda Seneviratne,Rajiva Wijesinghe can hog the posts with their highly verbal nonsense. Another thought comes to my mind when my little girl asked me why in this country we have nearly 75 percent Ministers than normal reps.?These Buggers must think that the Sri Lankans are a bunch of bloody fools or imbeciles to tolerate tis nonsense. Wake up people What kind of dirty dictatorship are we heading towards

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    [Decision To Boycott CHOGM Will Isolate India]

    from the True or Falls multi choice.
    Pigs can fly, Dr Mervyn is Eminent Physicon, Cardinal Rangith is the actual Pope, BBS is worlds number one example of non violence, Col. Karuna Amman is the next recipient Nobel Peace prize winner. Ranil Wickramsinghe do not have any political ambitions, Duminda Silva partially paralyze. India will be completely isolated after CHOGAM.

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      i like Cardinal part , nice one .

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    Singh is weak – no doubt.

    Even the urine drinking Prime Minister of India of the sixties would not listen to the Kallans of Tamil Nadu. But the scavengers of Tamil Nadu seem to call the shots today in India.

    Whatever happened to statesmanship in India.

    Do they exist only in Indian movies

    JP – USA

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      Jay
      It is clear that you are shit head with no brain and suffering from anal-retarded gene. Go back to Gota’s arse.

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      jay pathbey

      “But the scavengers of Tamil Nadu seem to call the shots today in India.”

      India is supposed to be a democracy, stupid man.

      Rightly or wrongly Tamilnadu state assembly has expressed its will unlike the Sri Lankan Parliament where even the opposition parties are forced to tow president’s line. In one odd case UNP was trying to pass a no confident motion against then leader of opposition Amirthalingam. Funny isn’t it, democracy Sinhala/Buddhist style.

      “Even the urine drinking Prime Minister of India of the sixties would not listen to the Kallans of Tamil Nadu.”

      Morarji Desai was Prime Minister from 1977 to 1979.

      He drank his own urine and not yours. On the other hand being a MR loyalist you wouldn’t mind drinking his if it benefited you personally

      “Whatever happened to statesmanship in India.”

      Tell us whatever had happened to statesmanship in India?

      Don’t forget during Bangladesh war for independence Sri Lanka allowed Pakistani war criminals to land and refuel their troop carrying aircraft on my ancestral soil.

      Whatever happened to statesmanship in Sri Lanka.

      “Do they exist only in Indian movies”

      Yes it is similar to Vijaya’s arrival in the Mahawamsa mindset.

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    Sri Lankan High Commissioner, Prasad Kariyawasam has made a fool of himself. He should not have issued a statement from Indian soil. That is not diplomacy. He has not proved himself a diplomat which reflects the nature of Sri Lanka’s politicians. Jayalalitha is clever in passing the resolution at the correct time.

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    So far,noone has said that Canada will be “isolated” for not attending CHOGM.

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    If Dr. Singh doesn’t attend and send a representative as done in the previous CHOGUM, so be it. At least India will be represented.

    Remember the SARC Conf under the UNP, we had to shut the show dow when India didn’t turn up. Phew!

    We must be remembered that Tamilnadu is more important to us than Delhi, and it is time we build relationships with the South.

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    Well said Kariyavasan – India you shit….you be in or you loose.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs8KHEpTuR8

    Mr Prabaharan gave you India the protection; now you remember what MR said from his heart.

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      “Mr Prabaharan gave you India the protection; now you remember what MR said from his heart.”

      Do not be Stupid frogee!

      Even Hillary gave the nation more than it deserved. Remember, the abuse by game gode PM Hillary billary.Her practice was Nations may not agree with all aspects but at least there’s got to be a working relationship, you fascist Sai Thy stupid.

      No man will ever carry out of the Presidency the reputation which carried him into it.- Thomas Jefferson

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    kariawasam is a chingala modaya whuo doesn’t know what he is talking about.

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