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“Don’t Sidetrack Us To Please The Army” Wiggie Tells Jaffna GA

In a hard hitting letter addressed to the Jaffna Government Agent, Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has accused the government officer of sidetracking the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) in an effort to please the army over the relocation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

C.V. Wigneswaran - Northern Chief

C.V. Wigneswaran – Northern Chief

The letter addressed to N.Vethanayakan under the heading ‘Lucrative Compensation for Lands to be acquired by Army’ Wigneswaran said “I saw a letter addressed by you to an IDP. In fact Major General Mahesh Senanayake made a passing reference to three categories of such IDPs possessing lands – one owning lands entitled to go back immediately, another with lands who will have to wait for some time to go back and the third category being those whose lands are to be taken over by the Military and handsome compensation to be paid. I believe you are giving effect to what he said by these letters.”

Wigneswaran admonished the GA saying, “Your writing letters to the IDPs without consulting us amounts to sidetracking us to please the Army.”

In the letter, the Chief Minister also noted that several areas need to be taken into consideration over the matter, including consultation with the NPC with regard to concurrent subjects of land, rehabilitation and resettlement. “The decision to hand back or withhold lands and houses cannot be a top to bottom unilateral exercise. The NPC as representing the People must have the right to examine and consider the need and necessity for such an exercise and the feasibility of what is being suggested. We are no more in War Times,” Wigneswaran said.

“The civil administration has taken over and it is the civil administration and the People themselves who decide what is best for the People. There cannot be any unilateral decisions by the Defence Ministry without consulting the NPC. After all we are discussing security, right to return, right to development and livelihoods (within the existing internationally accepted human rights principles and values) of our People,” he said.

He also demanded to know as to why the military needed to retain such large acreages of land in the aftermath of the war balancing state security and human security. “We could suggest alternative sites to station the Army Camps. While deciding their situation we can bring in expert evidence to prove the choice of the Military is not based on proper Military considerations but extraneous reasons. Besides, these issues have been raised with United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) during his recent visit in relation to September 2015 UN Geneva Resolutions including Security Sector Reforms which relates to downsizing of military to aid war to peace transition,” the letter said.

Wigneswaran also asked for reason as to why certain lands are to be returned only at the end of 2017.

“Major General Mahesh told me they need about 1000 acres maximum to situate their Camp. If so 3500 acres can be immediately returned. The reasons for not returning has not been given. I do not in any event accept 1000 acres are needed for a peacetime Army to occupy. However, it should be borne in mind that even to decide to retain 100 acres considering issues raised under points 1 and 2 above requires consultations and study and evaluation,” he said.

Wigneswaran said that the Army cannot decide that they are going to occupy our areas for ever and ever. “We have been asking for the withdrawal of the Military in toto and replacement by adequate Police Forces. Without consideration of all these matters simply confusing our People with such letters and dangling lucrative compensation does not seem proper and guided by good governance and humanitarian considerations,” he said.

He also requested the Jaffna GA to schedule an emergency meeting of Defence Ministry officials, the NPC and the AG’s Department without delay to discuss the issue.

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    I usually don’t listen this dude. But this needs to be answered. Very simply, when overseas units of LTTE is active, but not overwhelming. How would large military establishments can deliver security over well equipped and manned intelligence agency?

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      @ Nuwan

      C.M Vigneswaran will not change the cap like you according to the wind direction.
      So nuts and bold like you don’t have to worry about him..just keep quite OK?
      Cheers

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        Yes he will not change his cap until his ulterior agenda becomes real. His job is nothing but please Tamil separatists and the remaining terrorists, locally and internationally. The CM is a scoundrel guy who, after entire life spent in Colombo among other nationals peacefully, and became a cardboard hero of Tamils in Jaffna. With deceitful politikkas like CV W and other TNA racists who work day and night to achieve what VP P wanted, peace is a fairy tale in Sri Lanka.

        This obedient balu kukka of US, UK, Norway, India and Ban Ki Moon – CV Wigneswaran – is a curse to ONE Sri Lanka!

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          You have to go to the hospital and have a blood transfusion.. that can heal your nature. else nothing.. we are all srilankens. We fought 30 long years… only because of the racisists like you… now we have to rethink not once thousands of times… a day.. you guys are the curse to this country. I am a born sinhalese and a buddhist too. meaning not one who is named after ssinhalese buddhists but buddist srilanken. Basta… let your mothers and fathers to teach you the basics again. God blese… May buddhhas teachings help in turning you to peaceful mind bearers.

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        Of course he won’t change. That’s very obvious. But mate, those who don’t change will perish!

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      Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran

      “In a hard hitting letter addressed to the Jaffna Government Agent, Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has accused the government officer of sidetracking the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) in an effort to please the army over the relocation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)”

      The Jaffna Government Agent is acting as the Agent of the Occupying force, the Army.

      That is the reason.

      When LTTE was in Power, they did whatever they wanted including ethnic clensing. Do you remember that? How many of those who were expelled by LTTE from the Northern Province were able to return?

      “the relocation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)” … Does it include All from the Northern Province, or only Tamils, excluding Tamil speaking Muslims?

      There shoyld be no double standards here for IDP Paras, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

      Did anybody bother to care about the Displaced Native Veddah Aethho over the past 2,500 years, courtesy of Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils?

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        When the LTTE was in power, NPC didn’t exist. Then how can you accuse the NPC for the atrocities committed during LTTE era? To the contrary LTTE was ruthlessly murdering TNA members who opposed them.

        NPC openly asking all those who left the NP to return to make an inclusive society.

        So your logic , Vedas were not allowed to resettle 2500 years ago , so why should we resettle people from past 2 decades ? Same logic , when Americans can kill Iraqis , why can’t the Sunhalese kill Tamils. The golden logic of the south

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      Nuwan

      Remember, the Sinhala and Tamils are Paras, i.e. Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils (Para-Demalas) in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

      When will the Paras get back to their homeland, India, Hindia, Baharat, Damba-Diva, and leave the Land in a pristine state?

      Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people:

      Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

      http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html

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        if Sunhalese abd Tamils must leave Sri Lanka to India , have you returned to India?

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      On the contrary it is the government’s pro army actions that is keeping the pro LTTE activists alive.
      If the government does have a genuine and honest policy of reconciliation then that would be the cynide antidote to deal with the nonsense of overseas LTTE activists one and for all.
      The stand taken by the CM Wiggy is a principled one because it is a way for reconciliation and progress.
      But it is self evident that the GA is acting on the orders given by the Governor on the instructions of a government that is either uncomfortable about taking meaning measures to set a reconciliation process or does not really intend to do so fearing that it will displease the MaRa faction which could arouse majority sentiment against reconciliation.

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      Nuwan

      Without pulling the LTTE unnecessarily you should have questioned CV to justify his utter failures.

      No one questions him about his failure as a CM for not passing the 102 or more statues needed to govern the NPC.

      Instead of doing his job for which he receives monthly salary he is gallivanting and involving in all kinds of issues.

      Jaffna GA is not a politician and is a paid officer and he cannot get CV by his beard unless he takes the risk to lose his job.

      CV knows how to play with marbles and he is best for the tokka game all the time.

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    Nuwan do not talk like an idiot. What the Chief Minister says is perfectly correct. Those who are undergoing this torture of grabbing their lands are making representation to their CM regarding this land matter and he has a duty safeguard their right as their elected CM. Just saying that the LTTE is still active in all nonsense. On one hand MR and his mad politicians claim that they were the war heros by annihilating the LTTE stock and barrel. And on the other hand telling lies to gain political mileage by creating confusion in the minds of the Sinhale people. Only if you had gone through this agony of grief of those people, mad people like you, will not understand the real situation faced by those hapless persons.

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      Why Tamils are scared to write their names instead misspell sinhala names while writing it ?

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        Why Subhalede are writing with English names ? Hypocrite

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      Hey Poonhewa
      Why can’t you use your own tamil name? Correct Sinhala name is Punchihewa

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      Like many of your kind you grab the wrong end of the stick. You can only repeat what someone else has written and shoved down your throat. My exact point is CVs claim must be investigated. Land should be handed back to the people. Then an effective program of intelligence must be established. Security failures are 90% of the times intelligence failures.

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    They have guns , Tanks and canons. So they can have any amount of land. Vhi who are u to ask. your sound can only go a few meters but the canons can leap miles and miles.

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      He He He with this guns..tanks..and canons Sinhala card board army pissed and wet the trouser till receive the help of 34 countries and chemical weapons from poverty India.

      Before 1972 entire North-East was occupied by Sinhala car board army …later couldn’t come out from the camps.

      Modayas dream too much

      Cheers

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      Devil

      “They have guns , Tanks and canons. So they can have any amount of land. Vhi who are u to ask. your sound can only go a few meters but the canons can leap miles and miles.”

      I did get your point. As a devils advocate, you should consider other possibilities.

      Can you not suggest to the authorities that they should set up floating garrisons in the seas around the island just like floating armouries of LTTE and Gota.

      I forgot, why not aircraft carries, twenty five would suffice, costing £3 billion a piece. On the books, show £4.5 billion, and make a neat profit of £37.5 billions.

      Why not?

      This business advice is given to you free of charge. Please don’t thank me.

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    They dominate and compete in battle, in land, in looting, in robing, in raping, in loving mates, in trading , cafes and cooking,driving, and hair cutting,and transport, in accidental killings, torturing, worshiping Buddha., pulling chariot.

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    Something not to be taken seriously, everybody wants to be news makers, especially politicians acknowledge their presence.

    Whom the GA is directly responsible is important.

    Is he directly responsible to the CM as well?

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      sr

      “Whom the GA is directly responsible is important. Is he directly responsible to the CM as well?”

      He/She is the permanent central government power who directly work for Colombo and acts as agent to undermine local/provincial democracy.

      He/she is employed to have over all control over provincial council and object to all initiates taken by chief minister/ respective ministers even though 13th amendment provides relevant authority.

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      The important thing is Tribalist groupd are working underneath. If not, how come, the GA sent to the IDPs has reached the Tribal – Cheap Minister.

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        What does BBS working underground has to do with Wiggie?

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    The GA (and, the Governor) is a state appointee and has to ‘toe the line’ by assuming this mammoth task single handed, else be replaced by anyone of many reluctant candidates.

    He ignores the elected representatives of the people to please his masters.
    GAs in other areas, dare not act in similar manner.

    The Commander in Chief, is not in a position to give direct orders to the armed forces.

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    Having let the GA / Army / Defence Ministry to have their sole-say in land matters must come to an end – in that
    the People and their representatives should have been consulted all throughout – now it is enough for the CM
    and rightfully posed the questions which are serious matters for the IDP of 30 yrs standing. The Army appears
    think that political visits of the UN will give them cover over local Administrative matters?

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    There is no point in having a Provincial Govt. headed by a Chief Minister if the administration of the province is not done by the
    council. The Governor should ensure that all govt. undertakings in
    the Province are channeled through the Council instead he/she usurp
    the rights of the CM and make unilateral decisions. The Govt. and Govt.intelligence men have confirmed that Ltte is totally eliminated and not even pockets of armed resistance is expected in the near future
    but the name of Ltte is used for convenience sake to deny Tamils a peaceful living in their own areas, while JVP enjoys the freedom of democracy and no one talks of their past history.(With due respect to their charismatic leader Anura)

    Mr. Vicky, CM, NPC is correct in saying that all lands confiscated
    during the so called war, should be returned to the owners at the same time instead of categorizing the IDPs and one group is destined to lose
    their lands to the army. The war is over and it is peace time now and why on earth the Army needs more lands. It is very unfortunate that TNA , proxy to the Govt. does not support Vicky, CM NPC in his genuine attempts to safe guard the rights of the Tamils in N/E. As per rumours circulating in Jaffna, the fertile lands are in the hands of the army and they are refusing to vacate or release those lands and Govt. is reluctant to issue vacation notices and instead take charge of the lands by paying compensation to the owners, which is easier as there will be no protest.
    The President, the PM and Minister in charge of rehabilitation are playing a hide and seek game on this matter and lower rungs in the govt. are allowed to take their decisions on this vital issue. One
    wonders as how could the govt. build reconciliation while they hurt
    the feelings of the Tamils by these anti democratic actions.

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    CM Wigneswaren is a good, wise and religious man. He cannot be a racist. He is well versed in the laws of the land. But politics is a strange game and everything does not work strictly according to the laws of ethics and morals. He has to learn to give and take. Both the Govt and the TNA have a difficult job to accomplish reconciliation and unity surrounded, as they are, by extremists and bigots on both sides. People in both sides have suffered immensely for too long – the Tamils much more. But both sides (Govt/TNA) are apparently doing their best. Slowly but surely, they are making headway. The lot of the Tamils in the North shows improvement with the passing of every week.

    CM Wigneswaren must commandeer his wisdom and learning to make up with PM Ranil, the TNA and the Governor/NP – against all three of whom he seems to be at loggerheads – simultaneously. He must realise it is the much suffering and condemned Tamil people in the North who continue to suffer – both in war and peacetimes. The Sinhala government in Colombo realises her own present, future and stability depends on how soon and well the Tamil people are rehabilitated. This was also the message of the visiting UN/SG BKM.

    Backlash

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    The letter from the Chief Minister to the Government Agent Jaffna is very unfortunate and unwarranted.

    The Government Agent is not an employee of the Provincial Council, but appointed by the President and answerable only to the President.

    The elected politicians have no right to address or write disparaging letters to the public officials.

    There are Public Service Commissions and Provincial Public Service Commissions to deal with disciplinary matters.

    I have my doubts whether Secretaries and Government Agents are coming under the purview of Public Service Commissions. The politicians may battle in the political field leaving the public servants to carry out their duty in terms of the law of the land.

    Poor Public Servants!

    Whatever it may be, the Chief Minister has also misinterpreted the provisions of 13A.

    The Article 154 G describes how the Provincial Councils derive power in respect of the three Lists.

    The provincial Councils get powers in respect of subjects in the Provincial List only by passing statutes in the Provincial Council.

    The statutes to be passed by the Provincial Council is a little complicated in respect of Concurrent Lists,but the Provincial Councils could get powers
    in respect of the Concurrent List only by passing statutes in terms of the 154 G.

    The Provincial Council unfortunately had not passed and statutes in respect of the Concurrent List.

    Therefore the Chief Minister does not have any powers in terms of the constitution in respect of subjects in the Concurrent List.

    Even the Consequential Provision Act No 12 of 1989 of course give powers to the Provincial Council only in respect of the Provincial List.

    The Provisions in this act excludes subjects in the Concurrent List.

    The Chief Minister must be careful in writing letters and releasing the letters to the press.

    The Chief Minister has no issue with the Government Agent.

    The GA may claim defamation for these insults.

    The only way out for the Chief Minister is to apologize to the Government Agent unconditionally and seek different, but appropriate action available within the law of the land.

    This is the only avenue left to the one time Supreme Court Justice.

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      Sri-Krish,

      Dharshani Bastians in a wide ranging article in the Financial Times today ( 8th Sept’2016) says about the CM/CMM,
      “The idea that the Chief Minister should be the one to brief the UN Chief on the non-workability of the provincial councils is ironic, one TNA MP told Daily FT in Jaffna last week. The MP who asked not to be named, noted that for the better part of three years, there has been no real governance by the NPC short of the passage of several controversial resolutions that have increasingly radicalized the Chief Minister and the Council in the eyes of the Central Government and the southern polity. “Wigneswaran is neither administrator nor politician. Had he been either, he would have been able to deal with people and work with the bureaucracy. Instead at the very outset he antagonized the bureaucrats and he hasn’t been able to win them over since,” the MP explained. Other observers say the Chief Minister led NPC is determined above all else to prove that the provincial council is an unworkable unit of devolution; in other words, he is explicitly setting the NPC up to fail.”

      He is a curse visited by Sampanthan on us and mistakenly welcomed by us.

      He is a disaster that is once again destroying us from within- ‘ udan irrunthey kollum vyaathy’ ( A disease killing us from within),

      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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        Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

        Do you really think CM can get things done when the administration is manned by people who are trained to say no to every initiative?

        These faceless men/women sitting behind the desk are blessed with can’t do won’t do attitude since the day they joined their fiefdom.

        Then there is divided loyalty among provincial and central staff.

        Most are unimaginative, arrogant, inertia built,won’t accept expert advice, ….. not fit for the purpose, unable to accept the fact that they are recruited to serve the people and not the other way round, often they forget what “will of the people” is.

        You can’t take them to task simply because somehow they are connected to local or national politicians who really wield power.

        One should find out what was in “will of the people” that was expressed in 2013?

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          Native Veddah,

          Please list the CM/CMM’s initiatives that the Central Government has blocked?

          What has he done about the Chunnakam water pollution issue? The NPC passed a resolution condemning the lethargy and corruption by the Council of ministers some time back. What s=did the CM.CMM do?

          The government has allocated large sums of money to the NPC, but since it has failed to pass the legally required statutes to spend the money, they revert to the central government.

          What is being waged by the CM/CMM is another war, under a different guise.

          Dr.RN

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        Dr. Naren,

        I know you are an anti Wigneswaran. It is true that Wigneswaran is neither administrator or politician like former President Mahinda Rajapakse (your favourite leader). You have quaoted a TNA MP who made a comment about Wigneswaran but do not want to tell his name.
        What do you think of a politician who speaks on the back? Wigneswaran do not run White van company like Mahinda. Wigneswaran do not have a paramilitary like Douglas Devananda? He is just a powerless Chief Minister. Why that TNA MP is afraid to speak publicly.He is not taking all actions in his own. There are 30 members in the NPC. You can get rid of him at any time democratically. Your worry is not to hurt Buddhist Fundamentalists. TNA has the all the powers to get rid of him. Why Sampanthan is not doing that? Who do you think he should replaced with?

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          Smith,

          Do not base your judgements on love-hate and pro-anti interpretations. I can understand where your political predilections are and I am sure you do mind. I want devolution to work within the present framework and be improved with time. I wanted CVW to make it work to the greatest extent possible.

          I have no need to love or hate him. But I have judged his performance as CM an abject failure. any defense of him will be a sham- an attempt to bury a whole pumpkin in a plate of rice. Do not ignore the obvious, to the detriment of the Tamils who have chosen to live here. There issue that of course need to be resolved, but delicately and wisely. Sambanthan and Sumanthiran and company are doing this. The government with its many internal contradictions, is also walk on a bed of glass shards. It is a delicate time for the government and the peoples,

          Let Wigneswaran do what he elected to do- run the znPC, as best as he could, with what is available. Let him do be the Cat’s paw for failed politicians and defeated liberators.

          His belligerent personality is revealed by Dharshanan Sunderam’s comment. It seems to be true, as I have heard it also from the law fraternity in Vavuniya.

          Dr.RN

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            I am always Ajith, not Smith. No harm.
            Let Wigneswarn do what he can do with the mandate given to him by people, not to the wishes of some individuals. You or even Sambandan couldn’t come up with any alternative to Wigneswaran. I am sure Sambandan is much more knowledgeable than you about NPC. People are knowledgable and capable of assessing the CM’s performance than half eductaed people.

            There are no permanent winners and loosers. Yesterdays winners are todays loosers.You don’t know who will be the winner tomorrow. I know some people thought that the country liberated in May 2009 and joined their hands with the victors but what happened between May 2009 and Jan 2015?

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            Correction:

            Ajith

            Dr.RN

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          Ajith – a very good response. TNA had all the time to remove him
          or correct him by having a one on one meeting with him. CM,NPC
          has a heavy burden to bring back normalcy to Northern Province
          where people suffered for 30 years due to war. The irony is that only Mr. Gotabhaya did something good for the people of North by getting a good road network done and people are able to move faster and in comfort.People are happy and there are more vehi-
          cles on the roads in the North.
          NPC should not be treated as a mini parliament where politics is discussed most of the time and not development of NP.CM is mixing Politics with development work and neglects his responsibility to
          the people of the North. TNA is fairly powerful in the political arena of the country today and they should not treat him as half brother and expose him to be criticised at every corner and sit back and laugh.If TNA gave him conditional support the IC and UN will not side line CM and get away from their responsibilities to the liking of those who oppose him .TNA is responsible for well being of the people of N/E and they should put him in place and work together as they all belong to TNA as other wise, the people will be the losers and they have weapon, the vote.
          People of the N/E longed for a peaceful and prosperous period for them after the war but the obstructionists now are our own people
          and the govt. takes advantage of the infighting within the Tamils

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            Lanka Watch,

            “The irony is that only Mr. Gotabhaya did something good for the people of North by getting a good road network done and people are able to move faster and in comfort.People are happy and there are more vehi- cles on the roads in the North. NPC should not be treated as a mini parliament where politics is discussed most of the time and not development of NP.”

            Not only roads were developed. Fixed telephone lines and broadband arrived even in rural areas, electricity grid was repaired, improved and extended, schools were repaired, train service restarted, houses for the homeless were built etc.

            The very fact that I am able to comment here from the middle of the bush is due to the improved infrastructure of the last years and it has nothing to do with the NPC.

            “CM is mixing Politics with development work and neglects his responsibility to the people of the North.”

            Yes. That is what politicians do. The TPC needs publicity for the existing and wannabee politicians. As usual the poorest pay the price and are neglected.

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      “The Government Agent is not an employee of the Provincial Council, but appointed by the President and answerable only to the President.”

      I don’t agree with this statement. Chief Minister has all the rights to question about what is happening in the Northern Province. What is the purpose of devolution if you don’t have the powers to involve with the people of your province. Land is one of the major issues in the Northern Province. It is 100% true that Military occupy private lands of the people unlawfully. GA is not there to just follow the orders of Military or Central Government. He should discuss with NPC inall the important matters that has significant impact on the rights and welfare of the people.

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    The Goatee yaks again.

    He must realize that he is just a decoration. No one takes him seriously. If I remember correct this old goat declared what a great leader mud eating Prabhakaran was.

    JP/USA

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    Cholan seems to be in a great mood this morning. When Wiggie the Goat farts Cholan sings.

    JP/USA

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      Don’t worry about the events in SL…buddy…
      Keep on doing cleaning job and be a slave for US white man..
      Wiggie is a mountain ..Murderpakse is a toilet pit..
      Cheers

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      Stop singing to the exitinct Wimalajothi pig and Ganassara eunuch. You are singing too loud , you must have smelled the fart of the Safron pigs

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    This man the GA who cannot speak properly in Tamil, let alone English is a government man and not for the Tamil people. He may speak very good Sinhalese. What can you expect from him.

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      Sellam:

      This is Sinhale and not South India. If you want only Tamil, go back to Tamilnadu.

      You people are Racists. YOU Tamils from different ancient professions can not unite except scream about Tamil.

      Just don’t be a menace and a nuisance. go back to Tamilnadu if you want only Tamil.

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        Did the Tamil bring the Tamil only policy or Subgalese brought the Sunhala Only policy ?

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        Sinhale derived from the ancient Tamil word for the island Chingkalam ( land of copper or red soil) now refers to the southern parts of the island. The North and East is Tamil Eelam the land of the Eelam Tamils and we need not to Tamil Nadu for Tamil only. Austrians or the German Swiss need not go to Germany in order to deal in German as Austria and the German parts of Switzerland are also as much as German as Germany. In fact most of the present day so called Chingkallams or Sinhale are from Tamil Nadu. May be your ancestors too. That is why you are so obsessed with Tamil Nadu as yo know your great grand father migrated from a Kupam in Tamil Nadu.

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          It is an insult for Kupam to say Jim’s Govigama ancestors immigrated from there.

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        jim softy

        “You people are Racists. YOU Tamils from different ancient professions can not unite except scream about Tamil.”

        I can see it, no need for further proof. They had converted to Sinhala/Buddhists now.

        “Just don’t be a menace and a nuisance. go back to Tamilnadu if you want only Tamil”

        Of course you are right, when are you packing your bags? There used to be (1000 years ago)Simhala settlements in Thirunageshwaram kottam in South India. There had been several Erivirar patnam where most of the mercenaries originated.

        Give us some clues, we will trace your ancestral land in present day Tamilakam.

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    many commentators here were critical of CM Wiggy and slandering that NPC has not passed any statues.

    what use are the statues if the GA planted by the Govt act directly on the orders of the central Govt by passing the NPC.

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      CM Wigneshwaran was elected by the people to the Northern Provincial Council ( if it has any meaning, authority or power) with maximum votes and his echo is the echoes of the Tamil people. The GA Jaffna was appointed with back door influence. No one knows his capacity or his educational qualifications. Certainly one cannot blame him for ignoring the Provincial Council because he has to follow the instructions of Sirisena and Ranil. The Tamils want the leadership of Justice Wigneshwaran and not Sambanthan. No one politician or leader either among the Tamils or Sinhalese can hold a candle to justice Wigneshwaran.

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      Rajash,

      “many commentators here were critical of CM Wiggy and slandering that NPC has not passed any statues.”

      They don’t pass statues but order them in excess to public buildings with tax payer money. Waste of funds!

      I am one of the critical commentators. The NPC has passed a total of three statutes without giving a reason for not passing the others needed to do their work. As you know the TNA has a clear majority of NPC members so that it should be easy to pass the necessary statutes.

      “what use are the statues if the GA planted by the Govt act directly on the orders of the central Govt by passing the NPC. “

      I admit that I fail to understand who does what and who calls the shots in the government sector. The Constitution gives clear lists of what the PCs can and can not do. The police part of the 13th has never been implemented in any province.

      The GA and governor do not receive orders from the CM or NPC but this does not stop the CM and NPC members from talking and sending letters. Any consultations offered to the CM/NPC with the GA and governor are voluntary.

      In the case of land for the about 3000 landless IDPs the president has instructed Jaffna GA to identify land for the IDPs.

      In my humble opinion all the PCs should have more powers and the NP even some kind of special status with additional powers. I would even give increased powers for the PSs and villages. This devolution of powers should be complemented with non-political independent watchdogs that keep an eye on the politicians and government servants and control them if required. An example would be to strengthen the Auditor and Attorney Generals Departments.

      Am I dreaming? Yes.

      As to FDI and domestic investment I don’t think that the Government is blocking private investment to the NP. The problem is more that for any major private or state investment the NP offers very little. Some small scale hotels, fish canneries etc with diaspora money will not help very much.

      Investors look for countries with stable economy, society and politics. Sri Lanka does not offer stability and even the market is too small. NP is even less stable with different Tamil politicians with their own agendas and the interference from diaspora. Some days ago TNA spokesman Sumanthiran promised an ungovernable province in case there is no progress with the government. This is another warning signal for investors.

      We will continue in the money order economy.

      I don’t believe that the Megapolis, Financial Center and different Free Trade Zones planned will be profitable anywhere in Sri Lanka. We will be left with empty zones and debts to pay similar to the MIA project.

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        Lone Wolf,

        Those who want to hang unto past history and the associated tragedy, are failing to take cognizance of emerging positive tragectories. Most refuse to see, deliberately, as part of a devious strategy- war by other means. This is a tragedy.

        The Lanka Sri website reports today of a Buddhist temple in Boralasgamuwa including Hindu poojas to Ganesha and Murugan in shrines established within the temple. A Brahmin priest is employed since 2010 to conduct the poojas. The Vinayaka Sadurti poojas were conducted a few days back with the participation of Buddhist monks.

        http://www.tamilwin.com/community/01/117147

        The public services in Sri Lanka is in general corrupt, servile to politicians and unsympathetic to public needs. They have scant respect for the powerless citizens. I have seen how badly the war-affected were treated in the Vanni soon after the war by Tamil public servants.

        The Sri Lanka public services require radical reform, more so, those stationed in the north and east. They are masters at survival and lavishly buttering their bread before those of the people.

        Dr.RN

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          Dr RN,

          Thank you for your comment. I agree with you. The main question is how to achieve change for the better. I intend to try to use the RTI and social media.

          As to the CM I have not forgotten his adventures with the UN and the circular attempting to restrict movement of government servants.

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      Rajash

      ‘what use are the statues’.

      This very question makes me think you are a buruwa.

      This is what is inhibiting the Tamils to go through the stormy path for many decades.

      Let me ask you, do you know exactly what is meant by statues. Without understanding the very meaning, do not make idiotic comments.

      Do a search and understand the meaning first and then respond.

      You are real kaivaru karaya.

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        Dankottuwa Manike :Rajash‘what use are the statues’.

        You are again taking one sentence out of context.

        Please read my comment in full.

        I think you have not learnt from our previous exchange.

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        Dankottuwa Manike,

        “Let me ask you, do you know exactly what is meant by statues. Without understanding the very meaning, do not make idiotic comments. Do a search and understand the meaning first and then respond.”

        I still have not understood do many commentators really fail to understand the difference between a “statue” and a “statute”?

        Hope this helps:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statute

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    It not Colombo, GA the Governor, Colombo have to answer it.

    It is Sampanthar who said to Northern-Eastern People that when Yahapalanaya Government comes, when the CC is sleeted Milk and Honey going to flow in North and East. Now Mavai is saying neither he nor Sampanthar-Sumanathiran are prime minister or President to decide on the land and return them to the legal owners. Then, can Mavai find a way to withdraw the votes in the EP election that he had Sampanathar obtained for CC or reassign them to Old King, in that case he will remain as the one selected Lankawe, no Tamils’ meddling in that?

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      Secretary Kerry has taken a big kick from Ranil.

      Last week he declared there will be no constitutional Amendment his year. The earlier timing was purported to satisfy the leaving American Administration for the favor of removing the 42 war criminals name from OILS report. There will not be an EP in the changed constitution. Ranil hopes to return to parliament with more power than a sitting EP.

      South Asian Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal has requested Ranil in Singapore if Yahapalanaya Government wants to bring any difference in the ruling pattern of Lankawe, America is willing to help. Just like in the earlier occasions Mangala did, Ranil didn’t replay.

      Ranil has challenged that he will protect Old King at any coast, locally or in Foreign Lands. This week he has declared if Old King wants to go (even America,) he will consider security protection for him provided a request like that put forward. Secretary can oust Old King out of Temple Tree House when he was in power but he can do nothing when Old King visits America with the Foreign Ministry’s office protection. This what Ranil meant this week.

      Sampanthar’s campaign of that Yahapalanaya is government is secretly, with out Joint Comedians knowing, altering the Constitution because they want to him a solution is gone with the Wind.

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    It is a sad situation in Sri Lanka where the army is motivated to suppress Tamils with impunity since independence. The Government of Sri Lanka however cosigned the UNHRC agreement after a big showdown by a US sponsored initiative in UN. The politicians in Sri Lanka made history in making Sri Lanka as a majoritarian Buddhist Country. To make a multicultural Sri Lanka home for only one culture politicians organized racial violence first in the South and eventually spreading violence to other provinces. Tamils who made their living by farming in their home provinces and employment in Cities in all other provinces took refuge in the North and East in their home provinces. The main occupation for the Tamil youth is farming, education and employment. Due to the harsh climate of the North and East, the youth focused entirely on entering college for higher education. Even this chance of entering College was prevented by the successive majoritarian Governments of Sri Lanka for the Tamil youth. After ethnically cleansing other provinces, the youth were made to face the wall in the North and East. This condition and violence by the Government forces coming to the North and East forced the youth to take to arms to protect themselves and the unarmed Tamil civilians from state sponsored terrorism. So far the international community was not concerned as India being the mighty neighboring Democracy. However the recent history of Sri Lanka created by its own Government policies and the war with Tamil rebels pitted Sri Lanka for war crimes and crimes against humanity. India being in competition with China to use Sri Lanka for economic benefit, overlooked the Tamils situation and supports Sri Lanka to get an edge over China’s influence in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka too played this selective game well to avoid India giving any support to Tamils.
    But how is Sri Lanka improving on its own wrong doing after the Un intervention. There is a new Government in place from January 2015 that cosigned the UNHRC and usher reconciliation with Tamils. But it is not reconciliation that is happening in North and East. It is the same old oppression and anti Tamil Governance is publicly done with impunity again. So the history of Sri Lanka is again pushing the Country down more and more and not improving for any good. How can there be reconciliation when the proven war criminals are free and protected by the new Governance?

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    Vellala CM’s Hero Mr Pirahaparan’s Outfit is not as potent as before yet..

    LTTE Malaysia Chapter had to use five burly Tamils to bash one Muslim in KL.

    Although Batalanada Ranil, the Y PM told the media that the attackers are Tamils from South India..

    Wonder how he got to know this, even before the Malaysian Terrorist Police interrogated them ?.

    In its hey day, LTTE Tigers whom CM’s boss used to call “Our Boys” took care of 11,500 Srilankan Soldiers in one hit, in Elephant Pass.

    That camp had thousands of acres.

    Mullative Camp which had many hundreds of acres was over run and 1500 Sinhala Soldiers went missing.

    Vellala CM does not even want the Army General to select the site for a the new camp.

    The CM most probably prefers to have the whole Army in one building.

    BTW, Will Bodhi Sira get Chamapakaya or Venerable Rathne to forward the list of those 11500 in EP and 1500 in Mullative to Batalanada Ranil and Mangalan’s OMP, on behalf of their dalit mums and dads and war widows in the South?.

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      Even the Malaysian police do not know if they are LTTEmembers. Since you seem to confirm it, you must be a LTTE terrorist.

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        How did your mate Batalanda Rail know that they are Thamils from South India?

        And implicitly cleared the LTTE Suren Surendran and Sambandan ?.

        Why would the South Indian Tamils want to attack Yahapalana Ambassador , when Batalanada Ranil has even promised them a suspension bridge over the old Hanuman One, for the LTTE mates to walk over in to Vellala Eelaam, after his new Constitution..

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          1) Batalanda Rail is not my mate. And don’t tell me who is my mate and who isn’t.

          2) what is Govigama Southerners and Vellalar Ealam has to do with it ?

          3) you are self implicating that you are part of the LTTE terrorist network and pretend to talk like Sinhala.

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    Well said Wigs. We know very well that the armed forces are holding on to this land not for Security reasons but to further their lucrative economic ventures, where the high officers make a killing without a bead of sweat, getting the poor sebalas to till the land and plant the crops. So much illegal farming is being done by the forces. That is what the land is so vital. Of course the long term plan of the Governement is to get Sinhala families to settle in these lands creating a state aided colonization.
    Wigs knows this very well. He knows the armed forces in this modern age of technology do not need thousands of acres of fertile land to control an uprising if it ever happens. The best way of controlling a rebellion in the north is to provide equal opportunities adequate economic development for people to prosper.

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    The Chief Minister as usual is barking at the wrong tree. The District Secretary is only an agent of the government. The CM should have addressed the letter to the President/Prime Minister. However, why the DS is acting on instructions from Major General Mahesh Senanayake is not understood. May be because the bulk of the army has not accepted the change of regime effected on January 9,2015. The highly politicised army is not taking orders from the government. Even the Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachi is talking like a Minister. He says the army in the north will not be reduced for national security reasons. This contradicts the oft repeated claim the LTTE has been wiped out. It looks though Karunasena Hettiarachi is a clone of the once powerful Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who ran the Defence Ministry as his private fiefdom. property. All this confusion is due to successive governments failing to devolve land powers on the Provincial Councils. Currently land powers is in the concurrence list and a Land Commission as laid down by the constitution (13A)has not been constituted. In the only hope is the new constitution that is framed now will solve the land problem once and for all.

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    It is time the dark side of this man is revealed, in the interest of the Tamil people. He was a WIFE BATTERER of repute in areas where he served as a magistrate and so on. Neighbors had to intervene to save the poor lady.

    Now he has set out to get the Tamils battered once again in his own bull headed style. A real bull in a China shop!

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      Dharshana Sunderam,

      What made you to reveal this fact now? Why you are worried his wife? Why don’t you worry about your wife? Do you have a count of number of wife beaters in Sri Lanka? You may be a wife cheater or your wife may be a husband cheater!.

      Do you think this sort third grade comment is going to give you Nobel prize. Ask Dr. Narendran?

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        Anita,

        A judicial officer commuting battery on his wife, apparently does not appear wrong to you. Why are you suggesting that I ask Dr.Narendran?

        I have to of course question your standards. It appears that battery is not third grade to you, and not a criminal offence. However, it is normal.

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          Durshan Sunthari,
          The wrong and right should be determined within the family or in the courts, not in CT by a road sweeper. Do you think this is the place to sort out the problems between you and your husband? This is about NPC and Chief Minister.
          Do you think you can tell anything and anywhere about anyone. IF you have personal issue with him, please sort this out in courts. CT is not the place for to get justice for criminal issues.

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            Ajith

            Do you know who is Viggi’s honey bunny is?

            It is Mary- his secretary and this man has to thrash his wife to shut her up. She is no more.

            During LTTE regime, their intelligence men were intruding into the private lives of the people you take exception to.

            I know of a case in a village when a man was servicing the wife of husband who had gone long way for work was caught by the LTTE men when culprits were in a compromising situation. The fellow was beaten and the woman was warned.

            Viggie is lucky he was not caught by the LTTE. Anandasangari escaped but he had good enough LTTE media roasting.

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        Ajith
        In the first place how do you it is a fact and Darshana is not slandering?

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    CT and others,

    “In a hard hitting letter addressed to the Jaffna Government Agent, Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has accused the government officer of sidetracking the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) in an effort to please the army over the relocation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
    C.V. Wigneswaran – Northern Chief

    C.V. Wigneswaran – Northern Chief

    The letter addressed to N.Vethanayakan under the heading ‘Lucrative Compensation for Lands to be acquired by Army’ Wigneswaran said “I saw a letter addressed by you to an IDP. In fact Major General Mahesh Senanayake made a passing reference to three categories of such IDPs possessing lands – one owning lands entitled to go back immediately, another with lands who will have to wait for some time to go back and the third category being those whose lands are to be taken over by the Military and handsome compensation to be paid. I believe you are giving effect to what he said by these letters.”

    I don’t understand this. Can we please see a copy of the letters?

    Is the problem the relocation of the IDPs or the army =government buying land from the IDPs?

    Why should the government not be allowed to buy land from IDPs and others for a “handsome compensation”?

    I repeat that many land owners would be very happy to sell their land especially if the price is good.

    Is the CM saying that land should not be sold for the army or resettlement or he has only a problem with a “lucrative compensation”?

    Lastly I wish to remind of the fact that the 3000 IDPs in the 32 camps are landless.

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      It looks Tribal cheap minister is enacting the thesavalamei all over the north.

      Lands can be sold only to Tamils.

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        BBS Terrorists start to vomit verbal nonsense based on delusions when they run out of points based on evidence.

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        jim softy Dimwit

        “Lands can be sold only to Tamils.”

        Is it because only Tamils can afford to buy them paying the right price?

        We don’t import free land from moon.

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    why can’t the army use state lands,instead of the lands of civilians,to station their troops.There must be plenty of state lands in the north.

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      Army is the govt. If the govt wants lands, govt can take any land. Even the land of the Tribal – cheap minister of NPC.

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        jim

        “army is the govt.”

        don’t you realise your low iQ with that statement.Yes,the army is trying hard to be the government because gota tried to get them involved with the governing of the country to justify the expenditure on them,even after the war has ended.People have to be vigilant to see that they are kept in their place and we don’t lose our democracy like in thailand.

        their job is to defend the country,not govern the country,you numbskull.

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    “We have been asking for the withdrawal of the Military in toto and replacement by adequate Police Forces.”

    no need of asking for that.The army will go mad without any war.They will start shooting themselves and their officers.They also want to go back home to their families and villages.just be patient and watch the fun when it starts.

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    Sri Lankan armed forces have got used to lots of perks like a free hand to enter hospitality industry. The army camps have hotels run at taxpayer’s expense but profits unaccounted for.

    The armed forces have become a law unto themselves and will not take any government instructions. The NP Governor has to sideline NPC which he does rather clumsily. The NP army chief wants 1000 acres for his men. Except in NP and EP is there a 1000 acres army camp anywhere else?

    The Lankan armed forces have evolved into a great impediment for peace.

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    The De-Facto Government in this country is the Army.
    The De-Jure Government is the civilian Government comprising the Executive[?] President,the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of Ministers!
    This then is the reason why Reconciliation is not possible.
    Who can bell the cat?
    Chief Minister Wigneswarans letter to the GA illustrates the ground reality.
    GA.Vethanagan is a great survivor! He was a GA in the Vanni even when the LTTE controlled the area. One of the best exponents of the art of Tight-Rope walking.

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    When the Yahapalana Govt is releasing occupied lands and moving towards providing a solution to minority issues, Unjust Wigneswaran passes genocide resolutions in the NPC. This was not the first time, he even did this again for a second time on another resolution. Yahapalana Govt has to take steps in a manner that it does not upset its voter base, the majority community. So in short Unjust Wigneswarn is a “TRAITOR”, not only to Sri Lanka but to the Tamil Community in particular. How do you treat at “TRAITOR” other than sidetracking him. May be Unjust Wigneswaran should be kicked out of the CM post.

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    Thank you CM for your letter to the GA. You have raised valuable points on the subject. The GA should consult the CM on all matters that affect the life, the rights and privileges of the people in the North.

    Mr. Vethanayagam was GA Kilinochchi and then GA Mullaitivu, Mannar and now Jaffna. I have met him many times before the war ended and after the war. He is a gentleman and a compassionate person who abides by the rules that govern his office. He, Like Ganesh former GA of Vavuniya and then Jaffna is in a sensitive position balancing many incompatible concerns of the Tamils and the GoSL.

    Government Agents office in SL has outlived its usefulness as structured by the British to serve their purpose. With the 13th amendment, that office has to be restructured with responsibiliy and authority to be compatible with the Provincial Council system. Office of the GA should be an office to implement the subject of the Centre List. It is to consult the PCs on the Concurrent List and stay out of the subjects in the Provincial List. GAs should be given clear guidance on there new roll. Hopefully the new constitution will define their role if they are still needed.

    The Chief Minister of NPC has responsibilities that are far more complex than those of other provinces. Tamils in the North are appreciating the work of the CM to protect the rights and to regain the rights they had lost. While the MPs from the North have their role, the CM and the NPC has their role and responsibility to ensure the rights of the people in the North.

    The Military should stay out of the subjects that are the responsibilities of the NPC. If their are concurrent responsibilities the Military should consult with the CM of NPC and the GA.

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      Bravo Ethir you have perfectly analysed the the situation in the North and the dire need to revamp the office of the GA to suit the present need to run the Nothern Provincial Council to execute it’s functions efficiently.
      The CM would then be able to perform his duties well and without hinderence without looking over his shoulders at the governor and the Military all the time if there is to be progress.

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      Provincial council system was not created by Srilanka, but forced by India. Sinhalese never believed in sharing power and territory with Tamils. Because of Indian pressure they accepted devolotion fearing that some thing serious may esult if they did not comply. Instead of confronting India, they chose to accept it and sabotage the process. As what you have mentioned GAs and AGAs should be under provincial council both in appointing personnel and carrying out the policies. Premadasa started the rot by bringing AGAs under central government leaving GAs under provincial administration. He also sabotaged the local government system by bringing Pradesiya sabhas under central government while leaving municipalities and urban councils under provincial administration. None of the governments that came to power have allowed Tamil dominated provincial councils to function accorging to the constitutional provisions. Land and Police powers which are in the constituition are being refused to be devolved. This government is also continuing the same practice of sabotaging devolution. If not for Indian pressure, Northern provincial council would never have been allowed to be formed. Now that they could not prevent it, their only option to deny power sharing is to sabotage.

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      Ethir,

      “The Chief Minister of NPC has responsibilities that are far more complex than those of other provinces.”

      Yes.

      The situation is more complex here in the NP but the CM and NPC have the same powers as in other provinces. I agree that there should be new legal framework for the PCs and CMs and a special status for the NP. However until the legal framework changes the CM and NPC should follow the laws and rules. The CM and NPC cannot unilaterally impose their own rules.

      The CM and NPC should do their best to help the people and in my humble opinion they don’t. Only three statutes have been passed, provincial funds are returned unused and I have still to see any significant provincial action to help the landless IDPs, 12000 rehabilitated cadres, war widows, falling standards of education, environmental problems and attracting investments.

      During the last weeks Muslim and Buddhist places of worship have been vandalized in Jaffna and Mankulam. I feel that the NPC should publicly condemn these acts.

      It will be interesting to see what the voters decide when the time comes. Unless there is a miracle the Tamil political representation will be split and have less power than today.

      In case most of the occupied land is returned,the security forces buy land for their bases, the landless 3000 IDPs are settled and political prisoners released what will the TPC and their leader the CM take up to gain votes? Would the NPC manage to pass the necessary statutes and start work to help the people?

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    The reason Singhalese are trying very hard to keep mad army in North is because they are afraid to allowing them into their area. Eventually, they will go back to their Singhalese village and do everything they know and practice for the last 30 years. Then the only option for Singhalese is to cry and regret – modias do this from the day British left ceylon – garland in monkeys hand. What to do, the nature have to maintain the balance by keeping poor and modias in the world. All canot be rich or intelegent – lets srilankans be poor and modias for ever.

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      These actions by the NPC politicians as well these comments prove that every one is setting up a Tamil homeland in the Sinhala – North. That should not be allowed.

      It is enough south stayed lient. Tamils don’t want Sinhala students in the Northern universities. tami,s don’t want a sinhala speaking Medical officer in Kilinochchi. that is racism.

      Govt should decide on that.

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    Let dog barks, but, mountains will not move. Kallathony Wigneshwaran rather talking about development of Northern Province and supporting the cause,he is talking about something not relevant to Day to day life of Tamil people and improving their livelihood.

    If he feels he is side tracked, which is required for his behaviour and he is not happy he can go t any other country any where or quit politics.

    Howsoever he barks, Sri Lanka Army is going to stay and because of his unwarranted and untimely calls nothing is going to happen in this regard.

    Hope that Tamil masses will understand this and beginning to side track him for the sake of their own benefits of economic developments.

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    Judiciary has stopped the army from surveying lands prior to seizure to evict Tamil fishermen, while a case was going on in courts.

    The Commander in Chief, who was cowering in fear in a remote farm during the election, but was voted into office by Tamils, is silent to all injustices perpetrated by the army in the north and east.

    The army is all-powerful and runs its own ‘regime’.
    The C-in-C dares not intervene.

    Sri Lanka is the only country in which the army has taken over the government after cessation of a civil war.

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