22 May, 2019

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Does USA Or India Want Regime Change?

By Kumar David

Prof Kumar David

Prof Kumar David

The short answer is “no” in the case of India, but America I believe is keeping its options open; it will not get so deeply involved in this pandemonium without strategy and game plan. The resolution has taken centre stage; briefings and lobbying overshadow everything else in the Geneva corridors. The crucial issue is no longer the wording, though stake holders tear each others hair out re “strengthening” or “watering down”. The dynamics of the next stage depend entirely on whether the Lankan government accepts the resolution and agrees to implement it, or rejects it and the UNHRC makes its moves. The two paths along which the crisis will flow in the next 6 to 12 months depend on this choice; an immediate crisis if the government rejects; a maturing conflict if it agrees to go along, and, obviously as it will, messes around with implementation.

March 7 was the first consultation where the US presented the draft. The hall was packed with many countries present. The EU countries welcomed the resolution. Some even wanted to add to the text and surprisingly the edits strengthened it not it watered down. Uruguay and Chile spoke in support of the US resolution, while Mexico was vocal but undecided. Japan spoke of the need for justice, suggesting it is be moving towards supporting the resolution. Two countries spoke in favour of the Lankan government; Thailand and Pakistan and are sure votes against the US. The Africans are watching; they are waiting for a lead from South Africa. The Organisation of Islamic Countries, strangely, kept away from the meeting.

The US has stirred up a buzz; so what is its possible game plan? Till recently I thought the US was not seeking regime change as it had no alternative to put in place. But this degenerated into a chicken and egg scenario; don’t change as there is no alternative, without change there will be no alternative. In the State Department’s view, I believe, matters seemed to be going from bad to worse and at some point during the last 12 months it snapped. Why may the US stance on the Sri Lankan regime flipped to a new attitude? One reason is that American public and Congressional opinion about justice and human rights has to be assuaged and the second is the influence of the Tamil diaspora in Britain and Canada. Both are small factors, in isolation inadequate as explanations. A third it is that Washington, like Delhi, is fed up with Colombo’s insolence and untruths and wants to teach the upstarts a lesson. Again this is not how great powers make foreign policy. All three count but not enough to explain.

A fourth more substantial reason is strategic; Lanka’s location in the Indian Ocean, sea routes, proximity to India and a great and growing Chinese strategic and economic threat. But there is no Chinese military presence in the Indian Ocean, nor will there be for a quarter century; China does not have a blue water fleet. Nor will the UNHRC fracas help in this respect; it is more likely to push Colombo closer to Beijing. On the economic front too Lanka is not a big factor in China’s great global outreach; Africa, Central Asia and South America matter more.  Therefore this too is a subsidiary not a decisive reason.

The US will note all this but the crucial link concerns political stability. It certainly looks as if the Americans are putting in motion a process of regime change which will deliver results some way down the road. Why do I think the Americans want regime change? I think that they reckon the current regime is headed for an unstable period; the connection with the North is deteriorating and no political solution is in sight, Muslims are alienated, and the rapport with India will deteriorate after the Indian elections. Most serious, the political scene in the south has developed fault lines on economy, autocracy and democracy issues. The current round of elections may be the last time the regime can play the Sinhala-Buddhist card; that cock may not fight much longer.

Since every global crisis ends on some White House or State Department plate, for reasons to do with America’s global position that are beyond this piece, maybe Washington would like to nip this one in the bud. If the Sri Lankan government does not compromise in Geneva; if it is driven to paroxysms of irrationality, and if extremism shows its face on the streets; then Washington’s plan will already be half done thanks to Colombo! In practice immediately, and verbally at a future venue, Clause 8 de facto be beefed up to override the by then inoperative Clause 2 of the current draft. If the government accepts the resolution, as wiser counsel is urging it to do in self-interest, then Clause 2 takes precedence and the game plan gets operative when the government warps, buckles and screws it up in implementation.

India and 13A

The genesis of 13A is known from the post-1983 armed conflict to the enactment of 13A. But this was 25 years ago; is India still emotionally attached to the 13A narrative, is its self-interest connected to provincial devolution? The answer to the first question (emotional attachments) is, yes but not strong. The Indian army lost 1200 jawans and there is sentiment that they should not have died in vain. At the same time rational Indians concede memories alone are no reason for retaining a policy if it serves no current purpose. Does India get any economic benefit from the Indo-Lanka Accord? None as far as I can see; it is exports, investments , CIMA, SAARC and such linkages, which have nothing to do with the Accord or 13A, that can be pointed to as of economic interest to India.

Therefore the only factor apart from sentiment and memory that concerns Delhi is the affect that the Lankan Tamil issue has on Tamil Nadu. The part real is; Indian Tamils do care about Ceylon Tamils and more deeply about Upcountry Tamils, and part bogus. Tamil Nadu politicians keep it alive as they need a punching bag against each other. Therefore this is a factor in that the Tamil dilemma in Lanka does affect Tamil Nadu, and through it, the Central government. This is controllable so long as quarrels stay within limits; meaning, if for example something like 1983 occurs again, we will see the Indian military “teaching someone a lesson”. For this reason it is only a suicide prone government that will let things get that much out of control. The upshot of my case so far, is that it is unlikely that India, per se and in its own interest, and sentiment, memory and the Tamil Nadu drama aside, is as deeply committed to 13A and devolution as in the past. This fading is still subliminal to Indian most commentators.

Devolution, power sharing, self-administration and the like, however, are matters of life and death for Ceylon Tamils living in the North and East, and because of fraternal linkages for those living in the South as well. With the Indian commitment waning with the passage of time, the Tamils of Lanka and the TNA are wise to broaden their support base and ensure breathing space for the community. Breathing space is another way of saying autonomy and devolution of power. That is, they need to win the support of other countries, not instead but in addition to India, as a backup to finding a political settlement at home. The relationships now being fortified with the United States, Britain, Japan and South Africa are needed for this purpose. The Tamils are not strong enough to get a fair deal by their efforts alone and expectations about India must not be exaggerated unreasonably; a wider support base is crucial not only for human rights purposes but also as pressure points in hammering out a political settlement.

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    In other words, Kumar, are you saying that Tamils cannot hope for much out of the impending regime change in Delhi? I guess you may be right!

    Sengodan. M

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      C’mon Davo, Stop this nonsense, drop Sobhita and acceleratethe push for Wiswalingam as the common candidate.

      We know your judgement in opposition is sound (in assisting the government to keep winning).

      No fool like an educated fool!

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      KD you seem to miss the bus here!
      The endgame for Sri Lanka vis-a-vis India looks like what is going on in Ukraine/Crimea today! That is, if the Corrupt and Criminal Mahinda Rajapaksa military dictatorship continues, northeast Sri Lanka will be South Asia’s Crimea in the long run…India citing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to “protect Russians’ will invade northern Sri Lanka and the Hill tea plantation areas to “protect Tamils” – Indian Tamils.

      US is taking a long view and is now more interested, quite rightly, in quelling ethno-religious conflicts and checkmating the Gotabaya Rajapaksa strategy of DIVIDE, DISTRACT and RULE Sinhalaya Modayas by running the Balu Sena to attack minorities and cover up the DEEP STATE military dictatorship in the country..
      I recon US has got its policies RIGHT with regard to internal dynamics in Sri Lanka and other countries were dictators rule by dividing multi-religious local communities.. US will use Sri Lanka as a test case – to develop policies to address African and Asia dictatorships that survive by dividing and ruling the people. Regime change is a lesser concern for the US right now in Sri Lanka..

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        Dead on Dodo! And to cap it all Putin in Jarapassa’s backer!

        This time Rajapaksa is indeed encircled and check mated from all sides!

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        The “news” of arms being used by mercenaries in the Indian Ocean –
        such a gang being picked by the Indian Navy, and shiploads detected
        in the Mid-east may be in the watch-list of US Intelligence. This
        must be creating some activity in US to have a finger on SL at
        all times.The UN Resolution is also a way.

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      In other words, Sengodan, Tamils I mean LTTE RUMP has no hope what soever achieving IT (you know what) whatever Kunar utters … Do you know the life of Kumar, Sengodan?
      If not, find it and study it … If you are able to understand his life goals in politics and his predictions in the past, you will surely go to a first soothsayer you meet in the street rather than ask him ‘what will happen, Kumar’!
      All this yearly UNCHR circus and the rumblings of the LTTE RUMP in the west strengthened the resolve of the people who had worked to keep the SL intact. That is not a surprise .. Surprise is the number of the people who joined that group. The group is being strengthening everyday … More LTTE rump uses the West and the West uses LTTE rump to fulfill their own agendas, it is easier for the real Patriots to expand their base … Some people think that the opposition is weak due to their internal problems, lack of unity among them, …etc
      Yes! It is…. But all these internal and external problems of the opposition is due to ‘NO HOPE’ because srilankns are not interested of regime change …

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    Real motive on professori David’s backing for project Sobitha has come to light. Contents of this write-up clearly shows David is no genius analyst. He couldn’t cover up his one track mindedness to change ‘regime’. He has displayed his separatist anchor. In my opinion, avowed Islamist Mr. Hakeem is a better analyst.

    David couldn’t fathom, MR will win all elections bar the racist North for a foreseeable future. David cannot see almost all Sinhala Buddhists and the patriotic Christians and Muslims are united against Geneva assault on the nation. David failed to see more and more are enjoying peace dividends and economic benefits under Rajapakse ‘regime’. Hakeem gauge these realities far better. That’s why Hakeem says his party would not only stick with the government for now but also promise to back MR at the next Presidential elections even after MR shown him the exit door.

    So you keep writing your silly scenarios to give out a quick kick for the stupid rump LTTE and gullible separatists. For one thing, there never imposed trade bans or effect regime change popularly elected leaders or their governments these days.

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      Banda:
      Is your first name “Gona”that you write such absolute nonsense? You should first have someone explain to you what David is saying before you start trying to argue against it!

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    There is nothing absolute in politics.

    What is absolute is the opinion expressed by the writer that the Tamils are not strong enough to get a fair deal by their efforts alone.

    India will not fight for Tamils, beyond its need to keep SL under check.

    The inattention, and to a larger extent the irreverence, to this axiomatic truth is what that led to the downfall of LTTE, and by extrapolation, Tamils.

    Today, India has an excuse to neglect 13A, but not Tamils. This, I say not for the same reasons as that of the writer, but for reasons of the drift of SL – read South SL – into the arms of China. This drift is a constant irritant to India. Tamils have to hope that that irritant helps India-US relations to get thickened.

    A Regime change within SL is bound to draw US like the fly to the flame! This will be in the interest of India and Tamils as well.

    Tamils’ only hope is that that interest of US on SL is kept alive.

    Patience is a virtue. Yes, a costly virtue, at the rate SL is shepherding its ‘herd’ into Tamil homeland.

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    By India it means Congress, Swami and a few segments of the Indian establishment. Others, especially TN, BJP would favour a change as the regime has established an anti-Indian reputation. US too is quite tired of the anti-US rhetoric and pro-China posturing of the Govt. In the whole region, this regime stands out like a sore thumb. The whole country is being converted into a Cuba of South Asia.

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    this man is writing article without any break but his whole motivation still with terrorist.just keep in mind no matter what hapen to them,still think to come back and do the same thinks.look what is going on with chief minister of north real tiger judge come out his cloth and now real man.

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    The good doctor is is sateting the obvious.. Isn’t he?.

    Does America want Regime change, Bloody Oath .it does….

    But it can’t get it now, not in the near future or even in the distant future as long as the the Senior is in charge.

    The great majority of the inhabitants want, to get out of the poverty cycle, give their kids Facebook,I Phone 5 and live in a Terrorist free society.

    They know that only the current President can and will do it.

    They read, watch and hear about Iraq, Libya , and Syria and pray that the same fate won’t be forced on them by the Intelligentsia, and the Elite who are in bed with US, Cameron , Harper, Diaspora and the TNA.

    As for the Resolution “Lite”, the Govt should go along with the slowest possible pace and time the next Presidential election a day or two before the final day of the next Session in Geneva.

    It will assure our inhabitants another 6 years of peace and harmony, and of course more development.

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      Sumanasekera you Idiot:

      What are you talking about. Your current President only knows how to loot. He is living on borrowed money from China 8 Trillion. How are you going to get return on that money by building Roads , Toilets , Harbours and Air Ports.
      Man in a few years the Country will be BANKRUPT and there wont be peace and harmony as you lot will be killing each other for food.
      Your Animal instinct will come into play.

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        kali lay all his hopes on our going bankrupt. Stupid bugger doesn’t read IMF or World Bank or CIA reports.

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          Mechanic you Idiot:

          You are better off repairing old bangers instead of getting involved in Economics which you little about. It is people like you who keeps MR in power and enable him to loot the Country ( I mean your Country)

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          mechanic

          “kali lay all his hopes on our going bankrupt. Stupid bugger doesn’t read IMF or World Bank or CIA reports.”

          kali thinks like you, don’t blame him for his ignorance.

          Hindians would not allow this island go bankrupt.

          Hindians have already bankrolled the last five years of war, they will continued to support the government and the state.

          There is a history of Hindians bailing out the state, even during Premadasa’s presidency they financed the state one way or another.

          You are rest assured Hindians don’t want to see a bankrupt state in their backyard.

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            Foreign:

            I hope you are a bit cleverer than the Car Mechanic.But let me explain to you where your boss MR is taking you and under Modi & the Iron Lady the Hindians( Indians ) are not going to come to the rescue.
            MR borrowed $650 billion from the Loan Shark China and Sinhala Lannnkas GDP is only 65 Billion a year. MR has taken 25% from that and from the balance he has only built Roads Toilets and Habour and Airports. When the Sedu project is completed your habour will stay idle and you will not generate any income. In the absence any manufacturing Industry for export how are you going to service the Loan.
            Youn will go bankrupt and the only protection you will get from the Hindians is stoping China from sending Warships to collect the $650 billion
            You have to beg Hindians to feed you and under Mdoi & Iron lady that will be at a price and you have no escape route.

            GOOD LUCK.

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              Idiotic Kali doesn’t know that Hindians never trust a Tamilian. Man doesn’t know that that’s why no Tamilian have even become the Prime Minister of India whereas, two from other Dravidian races have been selected for the post. Overall, Tamils are a failed race.

              In a sense, Tamils in Sri Lanka are very lucky. Unlike Tamil Nadu Tamils who use no toilets but gullies, Tamils who live in Sri Lanka not only have toilets but they enjoy a better life in every other aspect. What more to say if Tamil Nadu enforce more than 8 hour electricity cuts daily.

              With my little knowledge of economics, I know that average living standard of Sri Lanka is far higher than Tamil Nadu and is rising faster than anywhere in India. Chinese are smart people; they lend lend money only to countries with stable governments.

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                Car Mechanic you idiot:

                The reason why you had to borrow money from the Loan Shark China is because you credit rating is so low no western country or even you Buddhist friend Japan wont lend you any money.

                You call yourself and your country a smart one you beggar.

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    Devolution, power sharing, self-administration and the like, however, are matters of life and death for Ceylon Tamils living in the North and East

    You need to stop with these pokies. NE of Sri Lanka never had “devolution”. People of NE has also rejected devolution when requested for a mandate in 1977.

    98% of Indian Tamils in Sri Lanka are literate and 38% are computer literate. They exceed in other indicators such including health.

    On the other hand only 75% of Indian Tamils in India have basic literacy. Hungry and poverty stricken Indian Tamils will not encroach Sri Lankan on a daily basis otherwise.

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    A majority of Sri Lankans reject international interventions in the country because it is an affront to their self respect, and also because they know that the West and the diaspora Tamils are not credible in their own right as far as real HR issues are concerned. But things are not good in Sri Lanka’s governance because, Rajapaksa has a blind spot on what justice and fairness is when governing a country. Even though he is all powerful and popular his personal abilities are limited, and his actions are sometimes buffoonish. His thinking is far from egalitarian. He has failed the test of true leadership. A regime change appears to be the only answer.

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      You are dead right.
      Further to that – they hold elections just to grab the power again telling blatant lies again to deceive the vulnerable folks across teh country. Poor villagers make up 70% of the voter base of the country. Statistics have shown enough that they had always been deceived telling them untruths of the situation. Local media is dominating telling the world press freedom is the there, but the ground reality is people´s suffering is not focused by the rulers. But focusing on building jogging tracks and giving them tax concessions deepening the situation fo the poor even worst from yesterday to today.

      Not because of international pressure, but because of the sake of people, SENDING MR home is imperative in current context.

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        SUN,
        You seemed to be criticizing government infrastructure projects on the basis that contractors are being benefited by tax concessions while the poor are suffering and and getting poorer. Its only the other day that I read in papers Fonseka questioning, “carpet parawal kannada’ Can we eat carpet roads? The UNP leader laid much more serious charges. He said Rajapakse regime is preparing to spent billions of dollars underhand on a useless project to create a new city off Colombo at sea purely to earn commissions. JVP and some web portals like LeN make wild but somewhat convincing arguments.

        Other than empty pocket size meetings, we do not see an active opposition campaigns or an opposition organized successful rallies let alone a protests to back those allegations. Spontaneous protests we come across at times are aimed at getting somethings done locally but not against the government.

        If people believe or accept such arguments by the opposition, then government should loose on-going elections. I know that people in our villages are better off today than yesterday for I live in a remote village. All the signs are, the government is winning both PC elections with a thumping majority.

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          This is the reality in Zimbabwe too.
          COllosal sums are being wasted for media attraction of the leader.
          pEOPLE´s stupidity seem to allow that, but for how long ?

          Tell me why the president has been spending millions only for his transport costs per day – not giving the authoritiy to function the responsible minister by their own.

          Saving millions a day will become billions a year.
          As greeks are forced to go through all asturity measures for the time being, a country that only is run by foreign funds to do the same is more than logical to every 10 year old today.

          So long masses are vulnerable to see the hapankam of Ruling family, others have no chance. Ours have become a nation thatwold not react even if your family ones are raped, abducted, killed or made go missing today.

          Courrption has gone up to all unbearable levels, you say this…

          Are u guys blind to see things in this way ?

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      Almost everyone Do reject international interventions of bad kind.

      But the rulers to manipulate the context and make it a sympathy vote campaign is no means acceptable.

      Media should finally work on making the POORest of the POOR in this country who are major vote base for Rajapakshe or any deceitful politicians, very clear about the current situation.

      No any kind of lanken leaders will agree with foreign invasions.

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    In your last paragraph you view point is very clear. If Sri lankan tamil wants a separate state in sri lanka, they will have it or can work for it under the boasted human rite criteria in the present context. what would you suggest the rest of the tamils living in colombo and suburbs. they should be thrown away fro colombo to join with the rest in NE.

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    Not only US and India, but also every right respecting, dignity awaiting would love to see Rajapakshe is out of office -people are kept away from the reality. If some candidates are clearly pointing out as to why his regime has become a key target of IC today – is only because he did not hold any kind of crime investigations in terms of alleged war crimes. Just telling the other way around, sent a message to the victimized people that their wounds will never be able to heal off. Even today, it is too late to start with such crime investigations giving the priority to investigate any soldier´s misbehaviours during the war. And ther other crimes that have become daily routine due to his mal adminstration/lack of priority setting for holding rule of law, but promoting impunity instead, become twin brother of Mugabe and an uncle of North korean leader- MR has lost somewhere. Poeple are doubt whether he would ever be able to bring some peace within the divided nation.
    If they were genuine with their cries that we the nation as one have to react at this stage, he could have taken every step to do so, but not holding elections, abuse of the situation for getting reelected through sympathy.

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      Even today it is NOT too late GOSL to react adequately with unbiased crime investigations within the country.

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    “Why do I think the Americans want regime change? I think that they reckon the current regime is headed for an unstable period; the connection with the North is deteriorating and no political solution is in sight, Muslims are alienated, and the rapport with India will deteriorate after the Indian elections. Most serious, the political scene in the south has developed fault lines on economy, autocracy and democracy issues”. why should the Americans be concerned about these? The question is what is in for them. It is surprising that a Marxist like Kumar has missed this question.Bensen

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    Prof:

    Does USA Or India Want Regime Change:

    The answer is simple and straight forward.

    1)USA would love to see a Regime Change but her hands are tied because of Indias Role. India is the only Nation that can dictate policies in Sri Lanka which is a fact.

    2) Indias problem is CAN change but WONT change and the reason is as follows:
    Indias hands is tainted with Tamil Blood and MR has bribed every Indian politician to hide the truth for mutual benefit.

    1) Shiv Shankar Menon was one of the [Edited out] by MR.
    2) Krishna was cheap and he would be happy to oblige with a Cheap Lunch and Necklace for his wife.
    There are others Vijay Nambiar ( Highest Paid UN Traitor) Loony Swami ( who comes once a year to collect his pay check) Sushma who after meeting MR to address the Tamil Grievances returned with a Bag full of Bounty and did a somersault when back in India.
    Sharma from the Commonwealth Secretariat .
    Just Imagine if there is a War Crimes Inquiry MR will point the finger at India and that is why India has forced the Resolution to be watered down .
    The Iron Lady is on the Record and has said that the Elam Tamils have to wait for her to wield Power at the centre to change their Fortune.

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      kali

      I can understand your concern.

      Be realistic, BJP has no intention of sending IPKF Mark II to invade this island.

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        Foreign:

        You are right. This time it will be Tamil Nadu Army (TNA)

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    Who need a change in regime?
    Not USA, not India

    Then who?
    The people of this island, the people who wants true democracy, the people who wants rule of law, the people who wants justice, the people who wants freedom of speech, and freedom of religion, the people who are oppressed, the people who wants a government free of corruption and all peace loving people of this island.

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    We want change by democratic program ,not gain few hands of power and governance for benefitted for few handful rich class. Present politics are not undertake broad interest of People of islanders.

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    Dear Prof Kumar David,

    Are you naive to think that the US will let you know about its real intentions?

    Remember, India created the LTTE; but the West hijacked it from India’s control. The West financially and morally supported the LTTE for the thirty years to achieve its own interests. India will support the United States’ third resolution, but the West will hijack it for its own interests. The Sri Lankan or the Indian leaders do not have a real picture about the West. I have been living among the Westerners for the last twenty three years; and have been writing about their double standards since 1997. I live in hell and I know about them very well; much more than any other Asian leader or diplomat.

    I have goggled Ananthi Sasitharan’s name; the Wikipedia has more detail about her than the TNA leader Sampanthan. Why she is getting more attention? What’s her qualification? What’s her professional experience? She has the desire to talk about the Tamils’ struggles, but the question is does she have the knowledge to understand the foreign governments’ motives. The Sinhalese fools supported the 1983 riots, and pushed the Tamils to take arms. The Tamil fools took arms without thinking twice why Indians are giving arms even though India got independence through non-violence. I really don’t believe that the ideology and mindset of the Sri Lankan leaders have changed. Sinhalese and Tamils have dangerous leaders; I don’t see a peaceful Sri Lanka; it will get ugly.

    The Sri Lankan media talks about the LTTE’s and the JVP’s crimes, but it has failed to talk about the foolish leaders who let those young people to choose that dangerous path in the first place. Does the media talk about the current leaders who carry on the same ideology and mindset? The dangerous ideology and mind-set have not changed among the leaders who control the media. The opposition parties can’t defeat the Rajapaksa regime through the general election; because the Rajapaksa regime is too powerful. The opposition parties need India’s and the Western countries’ help to defeat the Rajapaksa regime. However, the Rajapaksa regime will play nationalism as soon as the opposition parties lean towards India and the Western Countries.

    There is a possibility for the Rajapaksa regime to win the general election to rule the country third time; however, it will face sanctions and travel restrictions. The Rajapaksa regime will damage the country more than the LTTE. Sri Lanka will become a little North Korea; nevertheless, the Rajapaksa regime can’t hold onto power as the North Korean regime. The Rajapaksa regime can prolong its ability to rule Sri Lanka, but it can’t fool all the people all the time to keep its power forever. Eventually, the people will deliver justice for themselves by punishing the Rajapaksa regime to get rid of it. Meantime the country may be divided into two, and civil war will become a border battle.

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    Great Analysis by Prof.Kumar David.

    Yes Rajapakses are heading for a Regime Change and they cannot do anything to stop it.

    They are been isolated by the International community as well as all the Peace loving local communities.

    Rajapakses got themselves trapped and entangled by their own comedy shows they tried to play with both India and the UN.

    Rajapakses lost their credibility and reputation and cannot get it back.

    Both VP and Rajapakses are similar in their Moronic Behaviour and will face the same fate. One in Nanthikandal and the other in Hague.

    The quick rise, false pride and excessive Greed for power, prestige and wealth led Rajapakses for their own destruction.

    No amount of Armed forces or BBS or Rawana Balaya could stop their own destruction and eventual Regime Change.

    Rajapakses hit their own final nail in the coffin when Gen. Sarath Fonseka was remanded, CJ Shirani Bandaranayake was impeached falsely and when the Weliweriya massacre was carried out and using white van abductions and disappearances.

    For us the Sri Lankan citizens this regime change is coming as a blessing in disguise.

    Rajapakse days are numbered and they know it.

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      Saman@,

      how can we sane ever expect things on diplomatic relations to go smooth for the nation, in an enviroment where totally unqualified personnel from top to the bottom are being appointed by president ?

      This is like expecting a mason to become your doctor. This way of selection is seen in his administration. This does not limit to diplomatic relations but many of the locally funcitional areas lack know hows to function well.
      And what is being contrast is him travelling through sometimes for tiny issues like opening labs for schools for example…

      has he gotten nothing better to do as a president than enjoying himself become a champion in travelling. Who bear these loads of travel cossts and the other cots that a president should bear – if alone these issues could have saved billions in a year. That could then use for the pay hikes of the poor people.
      Today, it is said 4 head family needs at least 40000 rupees. But how many of them are able to afford it. People spend biting their nails when ask about their incomes.

      No doubt, any govt would go ahead with physical constructions paving the way for future hopes – but totally neglecting the society building events like not investing in that areas, we can t expect a healthy nation. If drug menace has infiltrated to every corner of the day, billions shold have to spend to save those young lives from that. That shold be the key event above everything.
      They just boast for what they have never achieved BY manipulating figures to deceive own people.

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    No matter what, there will be changes, drastic changes and probably and hopefully for the benefit of the nation and people. This kind of governance’ is too much to tolerate. No one wants any outsiders interfering but do not blame others if they care to interfere. The total blame should go to MR and his arrogant, idiotic regime. He could have easily taken sincere actions and solved many of the festering problems even after the genocidal war , but he chose to ignore everything completely, insisting that no one can tell him what to do. He missed all the opportunities and blinking now like a cornered thief. All his adventurous crimes against humanity, thuggery, misrule, loot, bribery, corruption, nepotism are all in public view and he cannot escape. He and his corrupt gang will pay the price someway or the other. Whether US, India and others do it or not, the god above who is watching all this will definitely punish these rascals and bring sanity , peace and normalcy to all genuine, butchered, affected lot of this country. Let any one rule, but with some honesty, imposing rule of law, treating all citizen with equal and due respect without any discrimination. If not the days of these rampaging bogus patriots, fake Buddhists, loot kings will be numbered. Watch out !

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      Bruz,

      having listend to Rathuira yestreday, I got it clear these MPs of the current regime have no guts to see things clearly.
      Arundath fernando said to the TV that people in some areas go mad just seeing the leader visting him. Can you imagine ? Fomer Egypitian president, today´s Zimbabwian Mugabe, Former indonesian president Suhartho were all similar to MR…. Do these poor people know that this man spends millions a day – that his administraion could better use for uplifting poor people.
      There is one thing, our people´s nature has been – many just ignores pose question “why” most of the time. They just try to belong to the wave. That has nothing to them being literate – but it has been their traditional nature. If negibour would pie infront of house, thinking that shold be the way- they even start doing so. Go to Seeduwa Housing scheme, how much of garbage heaps seen infront of houses- sometimes also infront of said to be good educated (lanken kind of)families- but just letting it become stinky.. their job would be- just spend on gossips.
      Would a man or woman in Europe ever tolerate that ? No…. We dont need to coompare this with europeb ut with some Indonesians or Thai people… they are more courageous by their nature, they serach for new ways to see justice and finally get things done better than our people are used.

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    One may involve or engulf himself/herself in whats going on in Geneva at UNHRC but a more interesting event is happening in India and Crimea in Ukraine. The Russians are there to help the Ethnic Russians. In India the Congress party is unable to convince people like Chidambaram to even contest.The result will be Narendra Modi as PM and he has already stated his views on the Sri Lankan issue. The Jayawardane/ Rajiv Ghandi agreement is what he will implement if elected and it is Putin’s example which may be followed.

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    Desperateminds: Feelings are mutual and I can sense yours. Cheer up, be optimistic, things will change for the better and nothing is permanent or will go on for ever. There will be an end for everything- good or bad ! Keep counting, the days are numbered…

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