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Disinformation, Devolution & The Presidency

By Dayan Jayatilleka –

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

There’s something amiss with the tale that Justice CV Wigneswaran should take his oaths as Chief Minister before the Governor and no other; certainly not the President.

Watching the well-made, well researched and gripping movie Madras Cafe, and conscious of its gaps and oversimplifications, I was reminded that I have lived through those times and events as peripheral participant-observer, ranging from the run-up to the Provincial Council election to the assassinations of Rajiv and Ranasinghe Premadasa. That’s how I know that the first Chief Minister of the Northeastern Provincial Council took his oaths at the President’s House in Colombo and before President JR Jayewardene, though the rest of us Ministers of the NEPC were indeed sworn in by the Governor, ex-army commander Gen Nalin Seneviratne in Trincomalee.

That day at the President’s House, President JRJ almost wrecked my well earned revolutionary credentials. I had just been amnestied having spent three years in la vida clandestina (to  borrow the title of the  youngest Minister of Fidel’s first Cabinet, Enrique Oltuski’s revolutionary memoir) having been indicted on fourteen counts under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.  From the corner of my eye I saw Chief Minister Vardarajaperumal gesturing frantically towards me and when I looked, it was President Jayewardene patting the space next to him on the sofa. When I walked over he declared “I was a friend of your father’s before you were born”.

I don’t know who advises the President these days but I have a shrewd suspicion as to who provides ‘intelligence’. Just how intelligent those briefings are, is best evidenced by President Rajapaksa’s answer to Al Jazeera interviewer James Bays, who quoted something I’d written on the Weliweriya shootings and mentioned me by my previous designation. The President replied that I was with “a powerful NGO”. Now that is entirely without foundation in empirical fact—which is to say it is utterly untrue. I neither am not a member of, nor am I ‘with’ any NGO, local or foreign, powerful or weak and I would dearly love to know the name of the one that the President believes I am affiliated with. The last NGO I belonged to was thirty years ago, and has long been defunct (an anti-racist organization called MIRJE).

I do not think that President Rajapaksa would say something he knows to be untrue, to a global television audience in the course of a full length one-on-one exclusive interview. Therefore I must logically conclude that, when taken aback by the interviewer’s reference to me and the quote from my article, what popped out was the last thing he had been told about me by someone he held to be truthful or credible.

By a curious coincidence I had been, for the first time in my life, accused (falsely) of connections with NGOs just weeks earlier, by no less than the BBS’ most prominent personality Ven Galagodaatte Gnanasara thero in an interview with Eric Ellis and featured in the first article of his superb four part profile of Sri Lanka on the webzine GlobeMail. The reference was as follows:

“I cite the various prominent Sri Lankans in civil society circles, such as the diplomat and intellectual Dayan Jayatilleka and politician Milinda Moragoda, who’ve publicly condemned the BBS. “They are mad people,” he says. “Very bad people. They get funding from various people, Christian and other groups, to speak against Buddha, with NGOs.”

So Dayan Jayatilleka is mad? I ask Gnanasara. “A very bad man he is,” Gnanasara says. “They are funded. You look at their background. Are they Buddhist? There are some groups created by the church and they want to destroy Buddhist culture. His (Jayatilleka’s) background is not Buddhist, Milinda is not Buddhist.”

Note the reference to NGOs. I cannot help but wonder whether the disinformation about my NGO connection came from the BBS and if so, who picked it up and transmitted it to the President, or whether the BBS and the President shared a source and if so who or which institution it might conceivably be.

Coming as it does after the incident of Navi Pillay’s alleged remark about the DS Senanayake statue, we must assume that there’s quite a bit of disinformation going on. One wonders what was said to the President about the talks that were ongoing between the TNA and the Government delegation and especially about Mr Sampanthan. One can only guess at the spin, the spinners, their sponsors and end-users, and the motivations involved. One can also hazard a guess at what is being said about Mr Wigneswaran.

Would you believe that the entirety of Sri Lanka’s mass media got it wrong about the provincial councils and devolution? The headline was pretty standardised and the news, coming as it did on the heels of the TNA’s historic electoral victory in the Northern Province would have been portentous in the extreme, had it been accurate. The story was that the Supreme Court had ruled that powers over land (or ‘land powers’ in the local usage) were not vested in the Provincial Councils but in the Government. This was billed as a radical revision of the 13th amendment and an outcome that had long been sought by its critics.

Had the story been true, it would have meant that a landmine had exploded under the prospect of political reconciliation and perhaps Indo-Lanka relations. Luckily it was not. The story had been misunderstood or spun by a person who gave the melodramatic interpretation to TV journalists covering the trial. The media failed to check the story and out it went.

Did no one wonder why the TNA wasn’t making a fuss or hadn’t protested to the neighbour? Obviously not and the reason is that there wasn’t much to fuss over.

Far from revising or picking at the seams of the 13th amendment, what the Supreme Court had done was to reiterate the letter and spirit of that amendment.  Land and land utilisation (‘land powers’) was always a devolved subject vested with the province, subject to a caveat. The caveat was that state lands and inter-provincial irrigation schemes (with special reference to the Mahaweli) remained with the government. The recent Supreme Court judgement did not seek to tamper with that arrangement which has its roots in the Bandaranaike-Chelvanayakam and Dudley-Chelvanayakam pacts. It reiterated that state lands were vested with the state, in contradistinction to the province.  What it did not say – contrary to sensationalization by media misled by the ‘Sinhala spin’ of a hawkish person–is that land is not a devolved subject; it did not overturn the devolution of the subject of land and land utilisation to the province. What the SC did is to rectify earlier decisions by the Courts which, in overly liberal interpretations, strayed from the text of the 13th amendment. Of course, in a salutary slap in the face of both the Sinhala ultranationalist critics of 13A as well as the TNA’s ideologues of ‘shared sovereignty’, the Supreme Court reiterated Justice Sharvananda’s emphatic ruling in 1987 that sovereignty is vested with the Republic and there was no ‘subsidiary sovereignty’ enjoyed by the provincial councils in a unitary state such as Sri Lanka.

Does anyone remember that the Government won the local authorities election in August 2009 in the North with 54% of the vote? How did they crash to 18% in four years? Does it not parallel the decline from 29 votes to 13 at the UN in Geneva within the same four years? What does this say of the regime’s post-war policies outside its cultural comfort zone of the Sinhala majority two-thirds of the island (and that too mightily assisted by the catastrophic entrenchment of Ranil Wickremesinghe as the leader of the main opposition party)?

Was the present complex and even problematic strategic situation facing the government and the country in the aftermath of the Northern election foreseeable? Could the phoenix like rise of the TNA to the centre of Tamil politics have been foreseen soon after the war? Could it have been prevented or minimised?

Yes it was explicitly predicted four years ago, and the evidence exists to prove it. In an interview conducted by Thava Sajitharan in the Sunday Lakbimanews and reproduced on DBS Jeyaraj’s Transcurrents on August 16th 2009 under the caption ‘If Political Vacuum Continues TNA Will Overtake EPDP, PLOT’ the following appeared:

“Q: When asked 2 1/2 months ago about Sri Lankan government’s efforts to implement a political solution, you said: ‘Which government could be accused of non-implementation a mere 10 days after the end of a 30-year-war?’ What is your position now?

A: …The results of the recently concluded municipal election in Jaffna and urban council election in Vavuniya clearly show that now is the time for a political solution. If there continues to be a political vacuum, the Tamil progressive moderates such as the EPDP and PLOTE will be weakened and overtaken by the TNA by the time of the parliamentary election next year. If the TNA sweeps the parliamentary election while continuing to uphold its stance of rejecting the 13th amendment as insufficient and calling for “internal self determination”, the island will present a picture of clear ethnic division, polarization and deadlock. Colombo will not have a truly constructive Tamil negotiating partner that the Sinhala public and the armed forces can trust. It will be difficult to have Northern Provincial Council election and devolve power to an NPC dominated by a TNA which rejects the 13th amendment as too little.

Conversely, it will be difficult to postpone such an election indefinitely, problematic to dissolve the Council after election is held, and unwise to abolish the NPC by scrapping the 13th amendment with no alternative acceptable to the Tamils. An ethnic zero-sum game will be the result. Negotiations will be sporadic and unsuccessful. There may be a political process but that will be open-ended, while the existential situation of the Tamil people deteriorates on the ground. This means that the Sri Lankan crisis needlessly becomes intractable once again. The only way to avoid such an impasse with its tragic consequences of a renewed cycle of conflict, this time non-military but worse, civic, is to reduce the alienation of the Tamil people of the North. This can be done by giving the people some degree of local autonomy and representation, while Colombo’s Tamil partners such as the EPDP still remain a viable political option. Now the time is running out and as the election results show, Tamil disaffection is growing rapidly.

Q: Going by the views you expressed in the media, you expected people in Jaffna to endorse the present administration’s stance in the MC election…how do you read the outcomes of polls in Jaffna and Vavuniya?

A: I certainly did not expect the Jaffna people to endorse the present administration’s stance, and I have never written anything which could even remotely be interpreted to mean that. I did expect that Jaffna people would opt for Douglas Devananda, and this they did, which is quite significant, though they did not do so quite as clearly as I thought. That was not Douglas’ fault. If he had been allowed to contest under the Veena sign as he was when he was a minister of an earlier cabinet, he would have secured more votes. If he had caved into pressure and joined the SLFP, he may have lost.” (Lakbimanews, Aug 16, 2009)

The interview was of course, with me. Following a series of articles already in June-(mid) July 2009 in the pages of The Island, arguing that the abolition of 13A was not possible for geopolitical reasons, that delay will cost us India’s diplomatic support and weaken our successful united front of Geneva May 2009, that time was not on our side and tardiness would revive the TNA to the detriment of the EPDP, I was engaged in a polemic by a journalist, a former adherent of the militant Sinhala ultranationalist NMAT (National Movement Against Terrorism of which BBS strongman Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thero was a member), fan of Champika Ranawake and fellow traveller of the JHU. It turns out that he may or may not have been a proxy for powerful members of the ruling establishment. The polemic drew in Emeritus Prof Carlo Fonseka in a civilised attempt at arbitration.

The day after the debate ended, the Government sacked me from my post as Ambassador/Perm Rep to the UN in Geneva. Today the jury is in. Sometimes it isn’t gratifying to have been proven right in one’s prophecy. A high price is being paid for prejudice, myopia and opting for a militarist neo-conservative analysis over a Realist one, by the Government and State, in Geneva and Jaffna. The price may be higher, come March 2014. I daresay those who gave the advice to opt for one course and penalise the advocates of the other, more Realist path, are still making the decisive policy inputs and wielding a policy veto, perhaps more than ever before. While that is dangerous, what is sadder is that the price will be paid not only by the rulers and the regime but also by the armed forces and the country.

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    Poor poor boy, crying I see !

    No Geneva 2014 for you? Will you now go if asked?

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      Exactly..
      why should he be like wanting to prove.
      President is an uneducated MERVIN like person. So that kind of personalities can pass things easily without thinking twice. This he did in terms of the questions raised about what Ms Pillay had louded. There he said, if Ms Pillay had informed him before leaving the island at the end of facts finding trip, he could have closely addressed all those accusations. It is just he just drops down any response thinking that he has to. But what revealed to the world was, this man is not at all capable of responding to interviews. He is most abusive sorta of a personality.

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        If any interviewers would raise the question why the president has not reacted promptly as the nation expected him to do, in several incidents that his minister Mervin ridiculed the entire world… he would just ignore and say something he feels is right. That is the nature of this president. Every grade 5 child would feel it the how this man would react. There is no vision or wisdom for his reactions. Looking back the past, srilanka^s weakest president is MR. He is not at all smart enough to give a good interview representing the nation on world stage. CBK was thousand times better in interviews. That Bill Clinton reiterated several dozens of times.

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          And by the way stop pussy footing and name the SOURCE of the BBS and MR disinformation and spin campaign and murderer of journalists – Gota the white van goon.

          Gota the psychopath and DEEP STATE operator who is Lanka’s military dictator in waiting!

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            Dayan, Diplomacy and Diabolical Disinformation.

            Do we need a Diogenes with a lamp at mid-day looking for an honest man in Sri Lanka?

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        “I do not think that President Rajapaksa would say something he knows to be untrue..”
        OH DJ quite playing games!
        Quit telling lies to score points with the GRANDMASTER of lies and duplicity Mahinda RajaFukse..

        MR is well known for his attitude that ; promises are made to be broken a the first opportunity and his duplicity – just like you are! Peas in a Pod!

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        He is an absolute Mutt, fake thug, bull moron trying to show off his macho style cardboard sando to both local and International community.

        Nobody will buy you sir……not even your good friend India.

        You better be humble, truthful and listen to Wise men and not to the uneducated criminal gangster thugs.

        You still have few time left for change. We true patriots advice you.

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          I mean to the double character comedy master who gave a funny interview to Al Jazeera thinking it is his Grandmother’s “Bulath paiya” beetle leaf holder. Banda went to town to see vesak and to a get free Dansala food packet.

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      Mad bad NGO Da Yarn has lied a couple of hundred times in his articles while whitewashing the present regime…so whats wrong if his Führer, Hex-a-lunacy Myna RajaPoxsa lies a couple of thousand times and drags NGO Da Yarns good name through the mud? :-D

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    Dayan says: “I do not think that President Rajapaksa would say something he knows to be untrue, to a global television audience in the course of a full length one-on-one exclusive interview.”

    Now hands up (and not all at once please), how many of CT-s readers believe this is Dayan’s honest opinion?

    I suggest Dayan take a look at this:
    http://groundviews.org/2013/09/29/the-al-jazeera-interview-with-mahinda-rajapaksa-calling-the-bluff/

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      Dayan trying to be diplomatic and not directly blame MR, hoping MR changes his view of Dayan.

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        Does Dayan think that BBS Gnanasara duped Pres.Rajapakse on this NGO issue. I don’t think so.

        It is President’s brother DS secretary Gota is incharge of NGO’s now.

        Also the NGO list is printed at Presidential secretary.

        Here’s the list.

        http://www.ngosecretariat.gov.lk/web/index.php?option=com_statistics&lang=en&limitstart=20

        Therefore President is well aware of who are the NGOs .

        He lied to Al Jazeera and Dr.Dayan has to clear his name and MR should request an apology from Dayan and from Sri Lankans and International community.

        Dayan could sue MR for a Billion rupees for deformation of his Character.

        If MR think UN and Al Jazeera is another Hambanthota Joker’s club, he is badly mistaken.

        Also CT should investigate this and reveal the truth to us, it’s readers.

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    Dayan: Is your book Long War, Cold Peace available as an e-book? I am looking forward to reading it.

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    Good article. When you get a chance see “Balloth Ekka Bae.”

    Just a comment: Your phrase “I neither am not a member of” can be read as “I am a member of.”

    I enjoy your bi-weekly TV discussion.

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      He should know ” if he sleeps with dogs, he cant complain about ticks “.

      Rajapakshes are inherited condom principles. He has even proved it many a times sofar.

      I have no doubt, that MR is the stupid person here not DJ. I hardly think that DJ could work for a NGO or INGO. Since the average feel that every NGO worker is a dollar greedy person, that could be reason President to drop this in that interview. I really dont think that he has any provable information gotten from his advisers. His advisers are also silly one, this we clearly observed in the impeachment process against Dr. SB, former CJ.

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    Another day in Paradise where Dr. DJ is right.

    Can we now move onto the civilian deaths and military atrocities you stoutly defended, dear Dr?

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    Why Dayan is crying about the armed forces more than the rulers of the country ??? Were they not caught killing blinded folded Prisoners of war at point blank range ???

    How can he expect reconciliation from Tamils when the same has not been reciprocated even by so called “Intellectuals” like himself ????

    If Dayan wants Welliveriya Massacres to be investigated impartially, why he has not had the heart to demand the same for Mullivaikkal massacres ???

    Having said this, If Mahinda asks this “NGO” guy to spearhead Geneva 2014 in support of him, he will run at the first instance in the guise of protecting his Mother land & armed forces.

    Now that u have called your President’s Bluff openly, better luck next time as he dont use again the once used condoms.

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    Back in the 1990s Mahinda Rajapaske defended JVP as a lawyer who were protesting the Indo-Lanka accord. The JVP was fighting the army. The army or one of the death sqauds even blew up a bomb infront of Mahinda Rajapaske’s residence causing extensive damages. The bomb was obiviously a warning not to interfere with the accord.

    Its clear the guy finds the accord and those who defend it not to his taste.

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      Vibhushana

      “The army or one of the death sqauds even blew up a bomb infront of Mahinda Rajapaske’s residence causing extensive damages”

      Are you sure that the bomb was exploded by army/death squad? No such secret organisation existed with in the armed forces.

      Are you sure it wasn’t LTTE which blew up the bomb demanded by Vattukkottai resolution for 50 50 parity?

      Please stop defending LTTE atrocities.

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    “I do not think that President Rajapaksa would say something he knows to be untrue”

    so is it true ?

    either you are the liar or the President
    so which on?

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    Well written article and a great Political analysis by Dr.Dayan Jayatillake.

    I still remember the op-ed you wrote soon after the 2009 Geneva UNHRC review that you said soon there should be a Political solution to the Tamil problem and for MR to implement 13th amendment. But without doing that he got the 18th Amendment in a rush to acquire more powers.

    We also herd that President Rajapakse not even bothered to read the LLRC report leave alone implementing it.

    In fact of listening to the Messenger, Pres. Rajapakse Killed the messenger by Kicking you out from Ambassador/Perm Rep post to the UN. This his his style of applying popular Condom theory.

    Same happened to the 30 odd countries who helped Sri Lanka to win the LTTE war, including to Gen.Sarath Fonseka and other 30 odd other top Senior Armed forces officers who were part of the Wanni operations.

    MR lost his head soon after winning the war and thought he is the new Sun God and the new owner of Sri Lanka after winning the war. Now the Sun God has become a Laughing Dog in front of the International community. As Pres.Putin said this is what happens when a Monkey is given a hand Grenade.

    MR could have saved Billions of Dollars if would have implemented LLRC then, without wasting on hiring international Lobbying organizations, buying various influential personalities etc.But with all that he lost EU GSP status and lost many BOI/ Free Trade investments and lost funding opportunities to Sri Lanka’s economy.

    MR’s swollen head and selfish attitude ruined our country Politically, socially and economically.

    I have a strong feeling that soon GLP will follow your path and a new set of jokers will be selected for 2014 UNHRC. All at the expense of our Economy and Tax payer money with a bad Reputation to our country.

    A selfish As…s Ho…e will never give a hoot to what happens to our country, but soon could get the next drop of air “Parippu” dhal drop if not adhere to International norms.

    Dr.Dayan Jayatillake should go public to clear his name from MR’s false NGO allegations what he told to Al Jazeera. Somebody has to stop these Monumental liars and you have the opportunity.

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      What is the proof that Dayan is telling the truth and MR is lying?

      It could be the other way about?

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        Steve it is pretty easy to see MR was lying.
        James Bays should have pushed him harder, especially on the white van issues.

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        Steve,

        Here’s the list of Registered NGO’s in Sri Lanka

        http://www.ngosecretariat.gov.lk/web/index.php?option=com_statistics&lang=en&limitstart=20

        Please check if Dr.Dayan J’s name is there.

        Also double check with DS Gotabaya Rajapakse as he is in charge of NGO’s now and President Rajapakse overlooks them.

        Looking to see if there’s any NGO’s that train to become Pathological Liars. I know there are many in our Parliament.

        Here’s something to watch

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5skvIvPr28#t=736

        Forgot to my have my next glass of Wine at the UN.

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          Sunil,

          The issue is not whether Dayan is working for an NGO or not. After all, is there any reason why he should not be working for an NGO now that the Government has set him free?

          What was critical is that MR stated Dayan has changed his view only because he is now working for an NGO – so, the observation that Dayan was working for an NGO was only incidental. What was operative in the response is MR ‘s perception that Dayan changed his view because of his boss. Please see Sarath Fernando’s comment in this stream.

          MR has accused at an Internationally broadcast event that Dayan lacks in academic integrity, and would compromise that for a job – that is the issue on which Dayan needs to take MR to task.

          Merely defending or even proving he is not working for an NGO does not address the crux of the accusation.

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            Kumar R,/ Dr.Dayan Jayatillake.

            Dr.Dayan J. should bring a Billion Rupee Lawsuit against President Rajapakse for Lying to Al Jazeera and for Deformation of his Name and Character to the world through International main stream media.

            Dr.Dayan Jayatillake,

            Please let us know where you stand on this issue and what actions you plan to take against President Rajapakse.

            Please bring a Billion Rupee Lawsuit against President Rajapakse for Lying to Al Jazeera on your false NGO affiliation and for Deformation of your Character, your good name, your family and your future which he lied to the world through International Media.

            This Pres.Rajapakse character assassination of you is going to stay for your whole life unless you clear your name from this.

            Here’s the list of NGOs in Sri Lanka.

            http://www.ngosecretariat.gov.lk/web/index.php?option=com_statistics&lang=en

            ……. and your name is not there.

            Please go public and let us know what your plans are.

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              Sunil,

              I am with you – I also wish Dayan will challenge the President. I would like to make three observations in this regard, however.

              First, challenging whether MR was right or wrong in saying the DJ is presently working for NGO is a rather mundane or relatively irrelevant issue. It is of little significance, if at all. The challenge should be on MR’s insinuation that DJ changed his story because he is now working for an NGO – basically accusing that DJ’s Weliverya comment was in return for a pay/job.

              Here is a possibility. As many have suspected, his stand at Genva may have been influenced by a similar “pay” by MR – a promise of an ambassadorship! If that indeed was the case, then how can you expect DJ to challenge MR now?

              Second, Al Jezeera specifically asked why DJ changed his position diametrically from his position taken at Geneva to the one at Weliveraya. Many have asked that question in this blog, and Dayan never answered. That is the reason why MR had to invent a reason. So, don’t you think DJ owes to, at least now, give an explanation to all of us as to why he changed his stand?

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              Kumar R.

              I think from the beginning Dayan’s stand on Final day’s of LTTE war stood same when he said at UNHRC that it was a humanitarian operation with collateral loss of lives costing thousands of innocent Tamil lives.

              In 2011 Channel 4 came out with strong evidence and I believe more legitimate evidence came out after Gen.SF was jailed and now Dayan also has some doubts about the final battle massacre.

              Weliweriya massacre opened Rajapakse pandora box when the Northern rooster came to South to attack innocent Sinhala Youth who donated blood to army during the LTTE war. Weliweriya broke all Pres. Rajapakse norms and questioned his instint, which Dayan did.

              MR crossed the red line in Weliweriya when the country including Dayan and Sinhala community woke up, and now it along with other minority and religious incidents going to haunt him.

              It is nobody but President Rajapakse who made a political monster out of a LLRC and 13th A gene, playing pandu with UNHRC and International community by changing diapers of Dayan, Rajiva and TK whenever suite him going to haunt him.

              A simple solution by the executive President with amazing 18 A powers could have easily solved the Tamil problem himself, but made it a huge Political monster playing , which will backfire at the next UNHRC.

              Now Pres. Rajapakse trying to hide behind Sinhala Buddhist vote card or using BBS extremists cover will solve nothing, and both Dayan and all right thinking people knew about it.

              Let MR face the Tamil,Muslim, minority, religious and racial problems face to face with all his powers without hiding behind the Sinhala Buddhist majority race card to solve them.

              Let the Sando who Jailed Gen.SF overnight and kicked out CJ Shirani Bandaranayke overnight with all the given powers, solve all the rest of the political problems himself the country face today than playing Pandu using Sinhala Buddhist racist card, or face Hague.

              Dayan only sent MR a pre-warning after Weliweriya massacre what expect in future, and MR went mad with him.

              Who will be next to axe…..GLP replaced by Kelani Mervin or Julampitiya Amarae.

              Your guess is good as mine.

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              Sunil

              As you state, you believe “more legitimate evidence came out … and now Dayan also has some doubts about the final battle massacre.”

              Similarly MR believes that DJ works and is influenced by NGO.

              Also, similarly, I, among many others, believe MR paid DJ to take the stand he did at Geneva.

              So, to that extent, yes your guess is no better than mine and MR’s guess is no worse than ours!

              Unless of course DJ is willing to come forth and explicitly confirm what you believe, and then, he will owe to express his regrets for his pre-mature and foolish deliberations in Geneva, instead of continuing to chest-thump it as a “win,” either for him or for the country – certainly it was a win for the Rajapaksas.

              My guess is Dayan will remain dumb, being caught between much more than a rock and a hard place! Any guesses from your side?

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        True- Not that either has credibility

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        The proof is his articles that he brought during the recent few months. He dared even to go and say on vigils when it was needed.
        Any detective can find out that he works for a NGO or INGO.

        Right at the moment, within the created environment by the ruling thugs, people add any forms of comments that mostly have no provable content, the purpose is just to attack anyone who would go against the govt. Mostly, you guys will see this whenever JIMSOFTY OR LEELA OR SUMANSEKARA HAVE BEEN DOING THIS on this platform. They would never bring any kind of reference supporting to their comments.

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          Actually president of a country should have thought twice before setting it publicly. This is shameful. So long this man keeps away from international interviews, people could feel that he has vision and wisdom as predecessors have had. Else, the speeches given in Sinhala language are not reliable. He says something and doing totally the opposite through his gangs incl. siblings. Gota takes it when it is in terms of crimes. Basil takes it when it is on economic issues by which they could drag the 10% or more from those projects, while Chamal takes it if it is the frame of parliament. This has been the reality under his rule for poor people in this country. This man is a simply a curse.

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            “Actually president of a country should have thought twice before setting it publicly.”
            Don’t demolish your own house for a school teacher.
            A politician is one who speaks the truth and sandwiches them with lies- Bernard Shaw.
            He has added science to it like social engineering both of which are a farce.

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        Both lied to the world and are continuing to lie.

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      Sunil Perera

      “MR’s swollen head and selfish attitude ruined our country Politically, socially and economically.”

      Well I beg to disagree.

      It is the Sinhala/Buddhist only mindset which ruined the country. MR is only an incidental part to its non stop destruction.

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    The urban dictionary defines “a diva” as follows:

    a woman that must have her way exactly, or no way at all. often rude and belittles people, believes that everyone is beneath her and thinks that she is so much more loved than what she really is. selfish, spoiled, and overly dramatic.

    I think it applies equally well to Dayan? I think it does !

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      Ha ha absolutely right. No better word than diva to describe this looser

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    Self importance!

    Die-anne is desperate these days without Geneva perks.

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    Dayan,

    All those who watched the interview knew that Rajapaksa was telling a pack of lies. He told many lies and he thought he would be able to fool the world like he fools his own sinhala electorate. The man is a born lire. I don’t know why you are trying to defend him by saying he was wrongly advised.

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    The govt supportrs did not drop from 54% to 19%. This time with such international observers and very active Tamils, the stuffed votes dropped from 54% to 19%. If the Army did not intimidate inspite of intenational observers. TNA would have had all the seats. Not a single Tamil wants Rajapakse or the wolfs in sheep clostihing like Dayan. the defenders of war criminals WHether he was a condomn in Rajapkase Government or not.

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    Dayan,

    Whether you are working for an NGO or not is NOT the issue here.

    When the President was asked why Dayan changed his previous view ( from asserting in Geneva that the war was conducted with ‘just means’) to a diametrically opposite view, questioning ”how must that state have treated the Tamils in the closing stages of the war,” The President responded “it is because he is now working for a powerful NGO.”

    The unambiguous insinuation is that “previously he was working for me and so he said what I wanted to hear, and now he is working for an NGO, and so he is saying what the NGO wants to hear!”

    Even if the ‘intelligence’ is rotten as you portray in your defense, and the President was misinformed that you were working for an NGO, why is that fact relevant to the question asked, unless the President felt your working for the NGO affected your statement. If he respected you as an academic, intellect and political scientist, why would he think that you would change your view depending on who is paying you?

    So, essentially the President has told the world that your views are not of academic independence or integrity – but rather that you would “sell your skills to fit the pay master’s will”. There is a word for that, and not very complementary. That is the issue – not which NGO you were working for.

    You also affirm that in your opinion you don’t think that the “President Rajapaksa would say something he knows to be untrue.” Going by your own opinion, then obviously, the President not only said that at the interview, but he must also believe that to be true – correct?

    All your attempts at diversion to ‘bad intelligence’ and ‘which NGO’ type queries do not wash.

    The issue is much more serious, has more far reaching implications, and is a threat to any academic integrity you could lay claim for. It is both damaging and insulting. Any convincing defense from you needs to address two issues, at least.

    1. You need to challenge the President in his statement that implies that you would compromise your academic independence and integrity for a suitable pay/job. That is what he said at the interviews. Why would you not challenge him? The only reason I can think of is, if indeed the President was right, and he himself has purchased such services from you in the past, then obviously you cannot challenge him. Any other reason you can think of?

    2. You still need to clarify why you changed your position from what you claimed in Geneva to the recent “how must that state have treated the Tamils in the closing stages of the war?” You have been asked this several times within this platform/blog space, and you have never answered that truthfully. Had you explained that properly, then perhaps the President may have had “good” intelligence to guide him in his response, and would not have either insulted, damaged or embarrassed you or your integrity – makes sense? Just slithering away when hard questions come up only ends up putting you into even deeper hole as this experience has hopefully shown!

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      Sarath Fernando,

      First, You wrote Dr.Dayan say….”You also affirm that in your opinion you don’t think that the “President Rajapaksa would say something he knows to be untrue.” Going by your own opinion, then obviously, the President not only said that at the interview, but he must also believe that to be true – correct?”

      I don’t take this, as it is President’s brother DS Gotabay R. is now in charge of all both NGOs and INGOs functions in Sri Lanka and President overlooks them.

      Here’s Sri Lanka’s latest NGO list.

      http://www.ngosecretariat.gov.lk/web/index.php?option=com_statistics&lang=en&limitstart=20

      Look where it’s coming out from……President’s Secretariat.

      Therefore I cannot agree to both you and Dr.JJ to say President was misled or unaware on Dr.DJ’s NGO affiliation. In fact President lied to Al Jeezera not only on this, but on many issues.

      Second watch Dr.DJ talk to Youtube on 13th amendment in 2009.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3KkswmpMLw
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS1iBYQDnD4
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw4FbHjZ6sg
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gt_TzN0Xgo

      Also Dr.DJ wrote many op-eds on implementing 13th A in 2009 and President Rajapakse was well aware of them.

      Also it was due to Dr.DJ’s views and assurance he to Geneva UNHRC on 13th A that we won UNHRC 2009 vote.

      But it was President Rajapakse who had a different Racist agenda and also a Racist false pride who not only listen but hoodwink both Dr.DJ, India and the International community that brought misery to Sri Lanka. We lost EU GSP status, investments, MFN’s,BOI’s, grants,loans, various projects and trade concessions,good governance, human right violations, Integrity, tourism and free trade.According to statistics we have lost over 250,000 foreign trade related jobs after loosing UNHRC 2010.

      MR dumped Dr.DJ, Prof.Rajeewa and TK and replaced them with a new bunch of uneducated “yes sir” goons and send them to UNHRC to hoodwink UNHRC on both LLRC and the 13th A, while spending Billions to buy votes, but still lost.

      If MR think he could play his famous Hambanthota Comedy tricks with International community and using Sri Lanka’s Academics like condoms he is badly mistaken.

      Who is next to get MR’s condom…..GLP I guess.

      Look what Ground views wrote about President Rajapakse’s magic wand that he carries in his hand.

      http://groundviews.org/2013/09/29/the-al-jazeera-interview-with-mahinda-rajapaksa-calling-the-bluff/screen-shot-2013-09-28-at-3-54-54-pm

      GW say……Finally, and this is peripheral to the more serious concerns over the President’s terminological inexactitudes flagged above, what does he sport in his hand? We haven’t seen him carrying this around in his first term in office, and it’s very possibly something astrologically determined. While there have been some photographs in the past with glimpses of this strange object, the Al Jazeera interview offers us the best look at it to date.

      We just wonder what kind of gilded protection those committed to a more democratic Sri Lanka need to sport………….

      Is President Rajapakse using this occult magic wand to Hypnotize or lie to others. He should reveal what this Magic wand is.He using this on local and international community won’t work for him or in favor of Sri Lanka.

      It’s time for Dr.DJ to come clean on President Rajapakse’s NGO comment and reveal the truth to the world.

      Also let’s hear from President Rajapakse’s side on this Dr.DJ NGO status.

      Only Truth will set one free……Not comedy trick Jokes or lies.

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        Sunil,

        You are absolutely right — “Only Truth will set one free”. However, please consider this.

        When the Tamil parents and children wailed in 2009, and their brethren screamed that same sentiment about “truth”, it was Dayan who stood at Geneva and begged the “coalition of the willing” to help Rajapaksa bury the need to find the truth!

        When the civil society in the South sought to help unearth the same truth in pursuance of civility and fairness, it was Dayan the demagogue who pooh-poohed the merit of “truth” and christened and condemned those callers as “Domestic Diaspora,” a cowardly coinage that was entirely his own.

        Given Dayan’s history of loathing “truth,” why do you think Dayan is somehow now entitled to the truth, but not the affected thousands of Tamils or the caring and fair minded civil society?

        You are right – Dayan helped “win the vote in Geneva”. That win did two things. First, it helped bury the need to find the “truth that would have set the country free” – the consequence of Dayan’s act is why the country is being dragged by its collar by every Tom, Dick and Harry, ever since then. No truth – no Freedom! Second, it is that same ”win” that boosted the regime’s stupid arrogance, ill-perceived courage, and mis-placed confidence in its infallibility that is now frustrating you. So, that indeed was a “win” for Dayan – but, was it really a “win” for you and me? Worth reflecting a little beyond what meets the eye?

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          Sarath Fernando ,

          don’t you think DJ is directly responsible for the draconian 18 th Amendment? hadn’t DJ defended the brutal regime ( of course he did it under the pretext of sovereignty)in Geneva , regime would have compelled to put on brake on its 100m sprint , instead the temporary victory was given the regime much needed space to pass the bill in lightning speed ,in fact it gave wings to fly instead of sprinting 100 m . result was final nail in the coffin , the introduction of 18 th Amendment to srilankan constitution , badly fractured SL democracy was replaced with sugar coated dictatorship ( show trials , sham elections etc ) , this episode reminds me Hitler’s nazi state , initially Hitler did every thing legally , meaning he enacted every rule constitutionally , in the end no one could stopped him , see the similarities so far

          1) Jailing & removing of General SF’s civic rights
          2) Taking AG Department,Election Commission, police commission under direct control of the president
          3) Unlawful sacking of CJ
          4) Removal of 2 time presidency term limit

          is there any limit on SL president , he has done unthinkable , sending General SF to walikada and removing CJ , SL populace as a whole is a very naive, immatured , emotional lot , ask any one on the street what is 18 th amendment , Sarath fernando i guarantee you no one can even come closer , on the contrary ask any hot gossip( who is going out with whom , Cricket news et c) most of the people would give an affirmative answer.

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            Both Sarath and Srilal,

            You both have valid points.

            First of all as any head of the Sri Lankan Delegation, your utmost duty is to defend the country at 2009 UNHRC, which Dayan did very well.

            Also in 2009 there were no sufficient EVIDENCE AVAILABLE to prove a Massacre or Genocide took place during the final days of LTTE war.

            Only in 2010 Channel 4 came out with evidence of a Massacre took place and also many reports and photos started to appear soon after Gen. Sarath Fonseka was jailed.

            Second, from the beginning Dayan insisted that there should be a political solution to the Tamil issue including implementing LLRC and 13A which he wrote many op-eds, but MR never listened. Here’s one of the Sunday Times article in Dayans view.

            http://www.sundaytimes.lk/090705/News/sundaytimesnews_14.html

            Dayan’s constant pressure on MR on Tamil issue resulted in MR firing Dayan from following SL UNHRC panel. Same happened with Rajiva and TK in following years. MR used condom theory to kick all of them without carrying out his promises to UNHRC.

            Also in 2009 India voted in favor of Sri lanka paving other countries to follow India’s position on Sri Lanka’s favour, but subsequently India and other countries voted against Sri Lanka which paved way for SL to loose UNHRC votes in following years.

            For MR 18th A is a Monkey given a Hand Grenade. You know what a monkey does when given a hand Grenade. Same MR given 18th A.

            But now the monkey is in trouble and now seek BBS, Rawaya, Rawana, Sinhala Urumeeya, Wimnala etc, and other Sinhala Buddhist extremists to save him from UNHRC gillotine while playing to gallery Sinhala Buddhist community.

            I hope not, but have a strong feeling that unless MR think seriously and change his attitude, soon he will called upon to face courts in Hague.

            Let’s wait to see how things going to get unfold.

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              Sunil,

              I hope Dayan appreciates your valiant efforts to protect him from blame. However, he does not deserve that. I will explain.

              As an Ambassador and an academic (political scientist at that) yes he had the responsibility for the “protection” of the country – not necessarily the protection of a regime. What he did has protected the regime, but not the country. Remember he wrote profusely hailing MR as the best President the country could have hoped for. Either he was stupid despite the education (to be used as a condom according to you) or was a willing participant and perpetrator for the crumbs that was thrown his way, even knowing the intent of the regime.

              I am sorry to say it is laughable that you suggest “in 2009 there were no sufficient EVIDENCE AVAILABLE to prove a Massacre or Genocide took place during the final days of LTTE war. Only in 2010 Channel 4 came out with evidence.” Do you truly believe that with thousands of Army and intelligence personnel milling at the venue, the Government did not have evidence of what happened while the Channel 4 was able to unearth a year or so later? It is this kind of excuses that makes one suspect that there was an incredible amount of State effort to hide the truth (the truth that could have freed!) – and even the atrocities that you mentioned were not inadvertent or random event, but rather calculated strategy with specific instruction fed from the top who did everything possible to cover-up. And that Dayan was either part of it or at least was informed enough and thus his Geneva presentation was not one made in ignorance to protect the country (both segments of the population) but rather done knowingly to protect the regime.

              The internationals in 2009 gave due respect to the academic credentials of Dayan and thus were willing to support Dayan’s view, not knowing Dayan was merely giving cover to the regime. Now, the deceived internationals, including the Indian’s are justly angered that they were taken for a ride and so are much more forceful than they would ever have been in 2009 in condemning the regime.

              Can you tell us what is the worst that could have happened if, as an intellect, academic and political scientist with the minimum of foresight, he had tried to convince the Government to accede to an independent investigation promptly after 2009? Not necessarily by internationals, but by eminent, respected and independent persons from Sri Lanka – personnel not affiliated to the regime or the forces thus avoiding criticism? This suggestion was made repeatedly by many from the civil society – and Dayan condemned them as unpatriotic “domestic Diaspora.” Had he acted in the country’s interest that would not have allowed the growth and establishment of this monstrosity (Monkey with a Hand Grenade) that is suffocating everyone and everything from the North to the South as you point out.

              If MR faces Hague, I suspect Dayan may not be able to stay too far away from MR. Perhaps that is what he is trying to avoid by trying hard to distance himself from the regime and the forces as he did after Weliveraya!

              Doesn’t his silence without answering the simple question as to why he changed his view from Geneva to Weliveraya bother you?

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    Dayan knows in his heart that MR is an inveterate liar. He also knows and we know how MR can frame a person and take revenge. Dayan is scared of an MR revenge. This stops him from coming straight from his heart and giving it tight as Tissaranee Gunasekera does.A capable writer, DJ is lost in his trapped world. Readers must excuse

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    Guess who is speaking? “You send a thief to catch a thief” How conveniently Dayan has forgotten the disgusting spin he performed at UN during the end days of the killing spree in 2009, claiming it as a humanitarian operation with zero civilian casualties, supporting the massacre and hoodwinking the international community armed with the expertise in the sophisticated double-speak in the international television interviews and UN forums. How come you are unable to predict your own predicament that you have already been exposed as a wolf in sheep’s clothing and no amount of spinning is going to purify you.

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    Ok, I buy your argument that you are not a member of any NGO. But can tell that you have not received any money from any NGO since you left Paris? answer this question my dear dayan, please, please please. Dont think we dont know.

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    DJ the egoist and egotist DJ is at it again!

    Poor DJ has now indirectly learned that despite his subtle boot-licking of MR in his otherwise scathing commentaries this has not paid off.

    By now going public saying either the President lied, or is one who believes liars without confirming information fed to him, DJ has sealed his fate!

    Sorry DJ, please accept that you have now been firmly grounded and struck off the short-list for overseas postings.

    Try looking for a proper day job now.

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    Poor DJ, when you defend falsehood, you become a victim of falsehood. So as Steve says, how do we know you are not lying now as you were in Geneva a few years back?

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    So what if this clown was or is a member of an NGO? Is it illegal to be a member of an NGO? Is it anti national to be a member of an NGO? Was the current president never a member of an NGO? Is it true that not a single politician in power to day was never a member of an NGO?

    Of course this rat being a coward immediately denied being a member of an NGO but that is his instinctive unprincipled natures knee jerk response. If he had any principles he should have questioned how being a member of an NGO becomes an ‘accusation’. This of course is expecting a great deal from the kind of slime that peradeniya has produced. JR knew very well how to ‘send an ego up the murunga tree’.

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    It would be unnecessary to labour this matter unless DJ wants to make Rajapaksa feel good. Bensen

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    DJ,

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought years ago you were part of the Premadasa Center. Wasn’t it an NGO? And if my memory is correct,during CBK’s presidency you had some role at the CPA?

    Regardless, given your servile defense of the Rajapaksa regime and your utter disregard for civilian lives when you were baying for blood in the Vanni from Geneva, you deserve what you are getting now.

    G.L. Peiris and you could have remained independent academics and intellectuals, and retained the esteem of most people, including Tamils; instead you both got into dirty politics and sought to use your skills to shield murderous regimes. Why should people worry about some friendly fire you are getting now?

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    MR is a lier, he is a Chandiya ( Thug ) so they dont know the diplomatic way.. so we will face more humilations…

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    Anyway finally both Dayan and MR have got egg all over their face. What Despicable Characters.

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    Dayan- How much was your salary as Ambassador? How much did the government pay to sustain you and your lovely wife in your postings abroad, sipping wines and playing the role of MR’s representative to European capitals? Mahinda Rajapaksa maybe many things but you are a worse hypocrite. After getting the benefits and luxuries from the Rajapaksa regime today you have become a ‘big’ critique. The fact that there are no UN or INGO jobs lined up for you now suggest that you are not exactly God’s gift to Sri Lanka’s diplomacy that you wish you are.

    So please stop this self glorification. Even an average person could have predicted that in the wake of the military victory in 2009, unless democratic institutions were strengthened we would face today’s reality. It happened in Zimbabwe and countless other places where the conquering hero ended up becoming the curse of a nation. Either you were too well looked after in Geneva and Paris to ignore this or you were not very bright as an analyst. Either way the conclusion is that you are actually nothing special.

    So these predictions and prophecies that you seem rather proud to flaunt, well Dayan they are nothing but sad attempts of gaining some legitimacy in an otherwise pathetic life. The first step towards redemption is accepting one’s mistakes. You can start by saying “I WAS WRONG’. It would be hard especially with that ego of yours. But it would do you a lot of good. The CT readers clearly see your hypocrisy it is time you started doing the same.

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      Amen Brother Yohan, Amen. I endorse your view that DJ must first recant and repent and then talk. At least then we know he is genuine. If he was a lawyer I could have accepted his position that he was working for his client, the GOSL. But as a political analyst he has lost his credibility (that’s assuming he had some in the first place).

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        Well said Yohan , DJ knows his honeymoon is over with MR after the late arrival of his immediate boss Sajin Vass . take my word, DJ is eying on Sajith , when the time is right he will switch allegiances.

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      Yohan Munasinghe,

      Dr.Dayan Jayatillake has all the necessary academic qualifications, professional experience and Gentlemanly status to hold an Ambassador’s position.

      Not a Tea taster cum Tea salesman Getting Ambassador Job, or Grade 10 failed planter becoming the Chairman of Airline loosing 50 Billion Rupees.

      Go to any foreign Sri Lankan Ambassy and talk to the so called senior staff personnel. Many don’t know to say a sentence of enlish properly.

      It is like a Village “Kasippu Mudalali” who used to drink Kasippu go to UN and Lying to Media after drinking Wine.

      Hope you understand the difference.

      Dr.Dayan J. is a well respected Gentleman who is been honored not only by Sri Lanka’s respected community but also by the International community. He is fit enough to hold the next UN Secretary General Post. He is not an As…s licking pariah do…g or a under ware washer to ask for UN or INGO or Diplomatic job, although he is well qualified to hold one. Not the as..s licking Tea salesman doing Ambassador job.

      Remember the Pariah dog is always a Pariah dog and always roam with other Pariah dogs no matter what positions they hold.

      But the Wise King always surrounded by Intelligent Intellectuals, Professors, Academics, Advisers and Noblemen.

      Hope you understand the difference.

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        Mahela ,

        Don’t try to compare Apples with mangoes , why do you want compare DJ with Jaliya W ? no body is disputing about DJ’s academics credentials here , try to understand the issue !
        the issue is DJ’s integrity , can any one trust this guy ? DJ can be purchased , only the question is , how much , what is the Dollar value ?if you can recall his arrogant behavior at the Geneva in 2009 and subsequent endless self glorification , what has happened in the end ? who got caught red handed lying before the world , DJ thought his arrogance attitude and stupid bullying tactics solved the problems , did it solve ? DJ has chosen to hide under the cover of non implementation of LLRC proposals for his own convenience , hasn’t he ?
        the bottom line , DJ lied and defended a brutal dictator for his own survival , irony is same man now questioning SL Army’s behavior at Nandikadal ? is that because valiweriya shooting ? think about it Mahela !

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          Srilal,

          Here’s a comment written by Sunil to clarify my position on Dayan J.

          First of all as any head of the Sri Lanka’s Delegation, your utmost duty is to defend the country at 2009 UNHRC, which Dayan did very well.

          Also in 2009 there were no sufficient EVIDENCE AVAILABLE to prove a Massacre or Genocide took place during the final days of LTTE war.

          Only in 2010 Channel 4 came out with evidence of a Massacre took place and also many reports and photos started to appear soon after Gen. Sarath Fonseka was jailed.

          Second, from the beginning Dayan insisted that there should be a political solution to the Tamil issue including implementing LLRC and 13A which he wrote many op-eds, but MR never listened. Here’s one of the Sunday Times article in Dayans view.

          http://www.sundaytimes.lk/090705/News/sundaytimesnews_14.html

          Dayan’s constant pressure on MR on Tamil issue resulted in MR firing Dayan from following SL UNHRC panel. Same happened with Rajiva and TK in following years. MR used condom theory to kick all of them without carrying out his promises to UNHRC.

          Also in 2009 India voted in favor of Sri lanka paving other countries to follow India’s position on Sri Lanka’s favour, but subsequently India and other countries voted against Sri Lanka which paved way for SL to loose UNHRC votes in following years.

          For MR 18th A is a Monkey given a Hand Grenade. You know what a monkey does when given a hand Grenade. Same MR given 18th A.

          But now the monkey is in trouble and now seek BBS, Rawaya, Rawana, Sinhala Urumeeya, Wimnala etc, and other Sinhala Buddhist extremists to save him from UNHRC gillotine while playing to gallery Sinhala Buddhist community.

          Also going behind Belarus, Swaziland, Seashells or Uganda for shelter will not going to help anybody.

          Weliweriya showed MR’s true being to the Sinhala South when the Sinhala people woke up from the massacre. MR’s Northern rooster visited south for the first time in Weliweriya and Everybody including Dayan started questioning MR’s integrity. A crocodile pretending to be a lamb.

          I hope not, but have a strong feeling that unless MR think seriously and change his attitude, soon he will be called upon to face courts in Hague.

          Monkey given 18th A grenade could blast in it’s own hand.

          Let’s wait to see how things going to get unfold in 2014.

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    Shouldn’t Dayan be more specific about this danger of paying a high price by the Armed Forces and the Country and its great majority of inhabitants.

    These threats are important in light of the heavy price these two categories have already paid.

    Could it be direct intervention by the West on behalf of the TNA and the Diaspora?.

    Could it be Western escorts for Ms Pillai to transport the Leaders to Hague?.

    Could it be a putsch?.

    Could it be a home grown insurrection?.

    Western intervention either direct or indirect is a must to make any of the above to happen,which of course will incur heavy losses to out Armed Forces and the country.

    And most of all, the biggest loss will be to the great majority of the poor rural inhabitant population who are living in peace and harmony making a quid to feed their kids.

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      K.A Sumanasekera,

      What is your…. danger of paying a high price by the Armed Forces and the Country and its great majority of inhabitants got to do with what Dr.Dayan J. spoke about Weliweriya massacre.

      What happened in Weliweriya was an armed massacre and everybody knows about it, and what’s NGO’s got to do with it.

      Not only Dr.Dayan but all of us condone the Weliweriya Massacre.

      Don’t cry wolf and false flag to instigate another 1983 communal genocidal massacre insurgency.

      It is the thugs and the rioters who are looking for another insurrection to cover up their theft and safeguard their loot of the country and to suppress people from the real problems that our country face today and without implementing what they promised to UN, EU and CW.

      West do not want to poke their fingers in any country if the rulers govern the the country according to it’s constitution, UN charter, UNHRC and human rights.

      So don’t start another false flag rumor blame game. Nobody wants a country with 20 Billion US Dollar debt, 20% unemployment and per capita income of 2000 Dollars with no visible natural resources.

      No Dictators, racists and rioters please.

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      Hay Sumane,

      Please check you coward Mot…. Fuc….g bast….d who is the real traitor who disgraced our country Sri Lanka to the International community through A Jazeera.

      Which President will ever betray the country by saying to the International media that a seven year old girl is raped in his own country betraying it and it’s people to the main stream International Media and to the whole world. He won’t give a damn hoot to betray our country to save his soul.

      Hambanthota Kela wedda is the biggest betrayer in our country. No President will ever say lie made up story to an International media and this incident itself is an utter false lie.

      He openly said that Sri Lanka is Perverts country by saying even a seven year old child is not spared and save.

      Even if it occured, does a President of a country will ever say it to the world in the Main stream media like Al Jazeera.

      This will definitely effect our Tourism industry to loose business where most of the Tourists travel to Sri Lanka along with their families, including from Western and ME countries.

      More over what is the vandalizing of the Muslim mosque has to do with a seven year old rape. Is Mosque the culprit….. Why the Mosque was attacked, other than this was staged by the thug BBS Terrorist criminals.

      What we herd was a Muslim boy was in love with a Sinhala girl who was very much over seven years of age, and BBS criminal thugs opposed this affair and made up a story to vandalize the mosque. But President Rajapakse lied to Al Jazeera that it was a seven year old Sinhala girl was raped by a muslim boy which was not. He was in love with her.

      Mahinda Rajapakse has to apologize to Sri Lanka people for this Pathological lie.

      It is time CID do a thorough investigation on this incident and publish a report. We want to know the truth.

      He is a Danger and a trouble creator to our country and should be barred from the UN and future interviews. Everything else he said to Al Jazeera were monumental lies after drinking wine at the UN. How can a Kasippu drinker drink Wine at UN and talk lies to foreign media including Dr. Dayan Jayatillake’s NGO affiliation.

      Judge your self who is the real Traitor to our country and who sold Sri Lanka to safeguard his soul and his criminal thug brother, the notorious white van abductor.

      The whole Al Jazeera Interview was based on Lies and CID should investigate this.

      Don’t be another false flag instigator to start another Genocide and don’t be a Traitor Rajapakse Paid Pin Padi Coward.

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    Dayan, whom are you trying to bluff? Do you think the President does not read the information in various media? Do you think that he does not have full access to internet similar to those Sri Lankans living abroad who get more information and correct versions than Sri Lankans living in Sri Lanka? He knew he was telling lies and thinks he is playing to the Sri Lankan audience as this was an act to show Sri Lankan he is a strong President. What he said at the Aljazeera interview is the exact information publicized by the Government propaganda apparatus in Sri Lanka for the Sri Lankans living in Sri Lanka and not the truth.

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    I think we must all pause and remind ourselves something very important. It is the greatness of GV (and Colombo Telegraph) that this man, Dayan has been given a voice to express his opinion.

    But…..we must remember that this very man (Dayan) was defending this regime in Geneva in May 2009, by which time….Lasantha W was DEAD !!!!!!!
    Iqbal Athas had stopped writing his column and many other journalists were dead or had fled….yes, the very same time this Dayan was defending this regime this had already happened….and now its his turn…..some call it Karma others fate and others poetic justice…..whatever it is called….I wonder will he learn a lesson from this?

    He wants a “voice” to express his views though he supported and defended a regime that silenced many !!!!!

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      Well said Dev.

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      Dev,

      I agree with you. But what did Dr.Dayan J. got for saving the Regime at 2009 Geneva UNHRC…….

      Loss of his Job, humiliation, slinging mud, false accusations and false media propaganda.

      Unless all unite and stand behind Dr.Dayan J, for justice, soon MR will use the same sword to murder the rest of True Patriots.

      There should be no more room for Thugs, cheaters, murderers and liars in Sri Lanka Government.

      First they came for my neighbor and I kept silent. Soon they will come after me. Who is next. GLP………….Better watch and keep an eye.

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        Mahela

        Don’t forget he was a minister in the EPRLF run Provincial Council. While he was a minister, EPRLF under the protection of IPKF, committed immense crimes against the Tamils, including forced conscription.

        He was with Premadasa while the state perpetrated war crimes and crimes against humanity in the South as well as in the North.

        A self confessed war monger, Dayan was with MR during the war and after.

        A chief war crimes denier at the UN.

        “Unless all unite and stand behind Dr.Dayan J, for justice, soon MR will use the same sword to murder the rest of True Patriots.”

        Are you serious that one can expect justice from this war monger?

        What qualities does this war crime denier brings with him to serve the people? He continues to deny war crimes and crime against humanity and you want people to trust him and rally around him, in order to seek justice. You can do better than this.

        A year ago he wrote in an recycled article urging the MR government to set up interim NPC instead of an elected body, Anandasangaree as its chief. Poor Sangaree received only about 2,000 votes in the recently conducted election.

        This is about his honesty, judgement and intentions. He failed on all count.

        He would be a burden to a democratic struggle, not an asset as you may wrongly believe.

        He is a self confessed war monger and a war crime denier.

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          Native Vedda,

          If what you say is correct then what happened to the famous saying….”Birds of Feather flock together”……If so Both MR and DJ should flock together by now, but it’s not.

          Somebody screwed the other after using one, and I want to know who screwed who. We all know that DJ saved MR at the 2009 Geneva UNHRC. What happened there after…..

          I think CT should do a thorough investigation on this President Rajapakse’s whole Al Jazeera interview including Dr.DJ’s NGO affiliation and the seven year old RAPE CASE he told to the world which I assume another made up lie (as according to what I herd was a Muslim boy was in love with a Sinhala girl who is much over seven years of age, and BBS racist thugs made up a story to say he Raped her to Vandalize the Mosque.

          Therefore we CT readers kindly request CT to investigate these Rajapakse Al Jazeera interview allegations and reveal us the truth and remove any doubts of the CT readers including Dr.DJ’s NGO affiliation case.

          Hope CT will help us to remove this doubt and reveal the truth to us your CT readers.

          Also here’s what Times said about President Rajapakse meeting Indian PM after five day’s of stay at UN in New York.

          http://www.sundaytimes.lk/latest/38251-president-rajapaksa-fails-to-meet-indian-pm-timing-inconvenient-.html

          Well done Mr.President Rajapakse…..keep it up.

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            Mahela

            ”Birds of Feather flock together”……If so Both MR and DJ should flock together by now, but it’s not.”

            DJ makes alliances as he goes along, from EPRLF to Premadasa to Mahinda, if necessary he wouldn’t mind new friendship with NFF, JHU, JVP,BBS,………..UNP, USA and other as long as his relationship benefits him and put him in limelight.

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        How about all the money he made from us tax payers..he didn’t do any of these things for free or out of the goodness of his heart. He was a nobody wanting to be a somebody.

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          Talk to Rohitha Bogollagama…… Ex.Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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    The TNA reaction says it all.

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    Even MR is better than this man Dayan who changes allegiances for his own profit as you have clearly shown, I personally won’t be surprised if MR is right and Dayan is now sleeping with a NGO

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