23 September, 2020

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Don’t Internationalize Your Issues: Gotabaya Tells NGOs

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa has urged the NGO community to discuss their issues rather than opting to internationalize them.

Gota

Gota

The discussion during the meeting held between the Defence Secretary and the representatives from 11 NGOs engaged with CHOGM 2013 and the associated Commonwealth People’s Forum, had been based on the issuance of the NGO Secretariat circular and the new issues that have emerged following the government highlighting on the need for NGOs to work within their mandate.

The discussion moreover had also branched out into government surveillance of NGO activities, power devolution, issues on missing persons and the unwillingness of NGOs to dialogue with the government.

The Defence Secretary had made a several proposals in order to iron out differences that have arisen between the NGOs and the government.

Two decisions had been reached upon during the meeting to which includes:

-regularizing meetings between the NGO Secretariat and the NGOs to collect relevant information and to solve issues

-bring the Defense Secretary into dialogue with those NGOs that are more strongly and openly critical of the government

Among one such proposal had been for the NGOs to work closely with the NGO Secretariat liaison offices in district secretariats in order to resolve any problems that would be encountered in the field.

He had also expressed his commitment to environmental protection and on the possible role that can be played by NGOs in working in the environmental sector.

A total of 11 NGOs had participated in the meeting with the Defense Secretary to which includes Colombo District Business Development Co-op Society, Maternity & Child Life Development Foundation, Eco friendly Volunteers (ECO-V), The Sarvodaya Movement, Seva Lanka Foundation, Vanni Cultural Fund, National Peace Council, Centre for Poverty Analysis, Oferr Ceylon, Manawa Shakthi Padanama and the Human Rights Organization of Sri Lanka and it had been facilitated by Dr. Lalith Chandradasa from the Presidential Secretariat.

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  • 4
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    Come’on NGO’s….have you got the message?

    Just pay the ‘duty’?

    :-)

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    Shut the faq Up you chinese [Edited out] Goatbaya Jarapassa. Dont forget how you used to pull trollies in USA you tiny [Edited out].

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      As much as I detest Gota, it is incredibly elitist and arrogant to malign him because of his occupational background as a trolly-puller/7-11 worker/gas pump operator (the accounts vary).

      People engage in various occupations to make a living, reflective of their particular circumstances. That does not make them lesser human beings as is often alluded in comments such as this.

      There are many reasons to criticize Gota and his goons. His background as a blue collar worker is not one of them.

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        bandana 1948:
        “trolly-pulling” and “clerking at 7-11” certainly become relevant when that is the “education” and administrative experience that this man brings to a position of enormous power where he has demonstrated a total lack of principle and has displayed unprecedented violence in which he employs the likes of the BBS.
        To draw attention to that fact DOES NOT constitute “elitism.”

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          I disagree for the simple reason that there is no correlation between level of education and (culturally circumscribed) senses of morality.

          Some (though not all) of the least formally educated people I know (primarily farmers) have a very strong moral compass and would not steal cent even if they were in dire financial straits. That is in contrast to highly educated people (think SWRD, GL, Rajiva W, Dayan J) who one would think ought to have known better. The Nazi doctor’s trials also come to mind. I am being simplistic here and do not intend to delve into an analysis of the relationships between power and knowledge, but I am sure the point is fairly evident.

          As for administrative experience, yes, you could criticize Gota for not having had any. But that was not the intent of the original poster’s disparaging comment about Gota’s blue collar background. That said, a rural farmer–with lived experience of issues that concern her and her family–would probably be a better `administrator’ of a government department dealing with that particular subject than the political appointees we get today.

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            while I was student in the UK, I too have done all types of jobs during my university vacations. So what’s the big fuss about doing odd jobs you punks.

            • 1
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              You are honest as everyone can see that you are still doing the same job as you are now cleaning Maha Rajas Toilet.

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              mechanic

              “I too have done all types of jobs during my university vacations.”

              You are not one those Sinhala/Buddhists who look down on toilet cleaners. I am glad to hear this.

              “So what’s the big fuss about doing odd jobs you punks.”

              Nothing wrong with cleaning toilets however many Sinhala/Buddhists toilet cleaners can not bring themselves to gracefully accept their day jobs.

              “while I was student in the UK,”

              What is special about studying in the UK? Isn’t it true those who couldn’t compete in this island went to UK?

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                Native,

                You are hammering this toilet cleaner very hard. As you can see Mechanic has become a professional Toilet cleaner of Maha Raja and Family. If the 7/11 guy can become almighty God why can’t toiler cleaner.

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                  This bugger is a Zionist pimp who is doing the bid of world’s most cruellest criminals – The Khazarian posing as Jews.

                  What The Jews Did To Germany now in the USA: http://youtu.be/xw2FhXZ9tiw

                  The Coverup of Zionist Organized Crime!: http://youtu.be/y3GMDcFOq0g

      • 2
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        Some time you have to consider that the former occupation of looters also.
        that those Jarapassa clan including Hothambaya, used to looting and pilfering of public properties and Funds.
        So anybody could think that, when they were trolley pulling and pumping gas, they may have done looting and pilfering of customer’s money or properties.

        habits comes from hereditary, never go away or Die soon.

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    Internationalization has reached its peak, so much so the State has unwittingly created a TGTE and its strong followers, by the Regimes
    attitude, even 5 yrs. after the war.

    The genocidal-intended ad-hoc “hold” placed on dual-citizenship since
    Jany.2011 is directed towards one of its community and that the MoD
    being involved with it now – a matter that the AG Dept. and the I/E Dept
    cannot resolve.

  • 1
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    Could someone please check and let us know weather NGO of KP participated in this meeting.

  • 9
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    Advice from a brutal husband to a long suffering wife:’ Do not scream when I beat you next time, as the neighbours would hear and I will lose face. Just tell me quietly not to beat you, even if you know that I will beat you again and again, harder and harder’.

    Dr.RN

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      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

      “Do not scream when I beat you next time, as the neighbours would hear and I will lose face.”

      The husband gives the neighbour the opportunity/excuse to grope his wife and daughters, all day every day when he is not around to beat her.

  • 0
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    None can help the paranoids.

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    These kind of idiots design the infrustructure of the country. I have seen planting trees, dying trees again replating, roads are carpeted, removed recarpeted within 1 year. LTTE is no more but rajapassas are born after the death of ltte. Sri Lanka will never be without terrorists. We are dumb idiots who cannot uplift democratic rule, respect human rights, but rob public funds, want to rule until you die, bunch of hooligans greedy pigs, uneducated bastards are designing our infrustructure. GOing with china who has fkd reliaiblity analysis and dont care about enviormental polution, insspite of dum chineese are facing enviormental issues we ask them to build a coal power plant where dumb sri lankans have to import coal but we have enough sun light but no use.

  • 1
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    INGOs are businesses financed by the Church or a specific country. Those NGOs have specific goals and tasks, What we say, INGOs always do what they are intended to do.

    So, don’t expect anything back from INGOs.

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    The day Rajapakshes will be no longer there, the day start of freedom for all folks in the country. This i heard from a local and aalso an European who has observed them for the last 20 years.

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    How else would they gain fame and more importantly, fortune ?

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    As if Gotha can provide a local solution to the problems. All he can provide is “Thuggery”.

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    NGOs operating with funds from abroad are not conducting CSR programs for their financiers. Funding institutions want their local agents to think global and act local. The global agendas of these financiers are not explicit.

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    We don’t need NGO’s to internationalise issues. We got You.

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    Time to name and shame this man who has no credibility to part of the International community. He wants only the privileges, not the obligations; not the oversight. So that the Civil Society can be puppets of his government, so he can control news on the ground situation leaking out to International Community, so he can continue to abuse the Tamil people! The whole lot of them Rajapaksas shouldn’t be allowed to step into the UN or be part of any international fora!

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    It seems sensible for the Defence Secretary to try and build bridges with critical/hostile NGOs to further their effective work in the country. It is reasonable he would prefer them to take their grievances directly to him rather than to his critics and enemies abroad.

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      Aney Apochi. See his name willyou; Pirst time I hearing cocktail like this.

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      Romesh,

      At your level of intelligence you should be reminding the illegal
      Defence Secretary that it was his elder brother – and currently Boss- who internationalised Sri Lanka’s shortcomings in the UN/Geneva during
      the late 1980s.

      We don’t expect you to point out to GR his appointment is irregular and all his orders invalid because you are supposed to be close to him. Your own father says you are an informer to GR on the Lankan Tamil diaspora. What a shame!

      Horikadey

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        “An informer to GR on the Lankan Tamil diaspora?” Did my father say that? It’s not true. Ask Lt. Col. Gotabaya Rajapaksa. I have, however informed the authorities in Australia and Sri Lanka about what I knew about the LTTE. I did this years ago and have continued to do so over the years, first when the Tamil civilians were caught in the crossfire between the government and LTTE in 2009. I am proud of that fact. I have sent information about my research into the LTTE to the Sri Lankan government over the years, but have never received an acknowledgement of what I have sent. I have also had discussions with the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Australia, Admiral Samarasinghe. The LTTE was a ruthless criminal organization that terrorized the Tamils as much, or more, than it terrorized the Sinhalese. I have paid a high price for standing up to the LTTE in Australia.

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