30 September, 2020

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Ethnic Minorities Must Also Be Part Of Election Campaign: NPC

“Good governance needs to also take into account the existence of an ethnic conflict in the country. It was the long unresolved ethnic conflict that first emerged during the British colonial period that finally led to three decades of civil war. Finding a solution to the ethnic conflict needs to be given priority. It is also important to address the concerns of the ethnic minorities in order to make them full participants in the electoral process.” Says the National Peace Council.

elections colombo telegraphIssuing a stament the NPC today said; “One of the major campaign themes at the forthcoming Presidential election is the issue of good governance, specifically the abolishing of the Executive Presidency and de-politicising of institutions of state. There has been a continuous erosion of the independence of the main institutions of governance over the past four decades that began with the First Republican Constitution of 1972.  In recent years there has been an even greater centralization of power in the hands of the Presidency which has been justified by national security considerations.

“The National Peace Council welcomes the declarations by the opposition political parties that they will institute reforms with regard to good governance if they obtain victory at the forthcoming presidential elections. However, good governance needs to also take into account the existence of an ethnic conflict in the country. It was the long unresolved ethnic conflict that first emerged during the British colonial period that finally led to three decades of civil war. Finding a solution to the ethnic conflict needs to be given priority. It is also important to address the concerns of the ethnic minorities in order to make them full participants in the electoral process.

“The National Peace Council believes that the concept of good governance needs to be widened so that it embraces the concerns of the ethnic and religious minorities. The discussion on issues of power sharing and devolution of power need need to be made a part of the discourse on good governance. Greater devolution means not only good governance, but also greater and wider democracy. It also means reduction of centralisation of power while addressing the long festering ethnic conflict by ensuring power sharing between the ethnic communities and outlawing ethnic-based discrimination. Whoever wins the election will need to deal with these issues of good governance also.”

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    The incumbent presidents campaign is already going about saying that the opposition candidate is soliciting the support of ethninc Ethnic Moinority and that means division of the country or Islamic terrorism if the opposition is elected

    It’s a sad state of affairs that this sort of war mongering has completely marginalised ethnic minority in the forth coming Presidential Election

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    NPC, you can fly a kite.

    minorities should not be a part of election campaign. if you involve minorities, they will demand undue things and try to gain undue advantage over sinhalese buddhists.

    minorities should be stripped off their voting rights.

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      Voting Rights? who cares about the voting rights?. The elctions are fixed and ballot boxes will be stuffed.

      Nishantha – soon you will be stripped off of all your basic rights

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          Moral of the story is Nishantha De Silva is that you will lose your right for freedom of speech if you dont toe the line.
          Got it?

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            rajesh idiot, you can get lost

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      dont be an idiot!

      This is one of the very positive steps taken by NPC

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        Such,

        Does Nishantha De Silva represent a tiny minority among the Sinhala Buddhists or the tip of an iceberg? Don’t you think that, given Nishantha is a complete Sinhala Buddhist bigot, he now needs to change his surname to a true Sinhala Buddhist one such as a Gamage, a Lyanage, or a Jayateleke? You see DR DJ did not want to take his father’s surname Mendis; I wonder why!

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      Hey Nishantha, you are nothing but a low life racist f&*&.

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          Hey Nishanthan Dei Selvam, why was your comment completely removed? Did you bring all the muck in your head out in the open forum? Your brain farts stink this forum, so find another place to let them go. Anytime, any day you could retort. A racist like you can only attack the minorities in SL, but if you try this here on CT or face to face in another country, we will whoop your arse silly until you beg for mercy. That will be your July 1983. Because of buggers like you and the various Tamil rebel groups we ran about 30 years ago. We are not going to run anymore. Try and see what happens.

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            stupid tamil from north, i’m sure your parents were victims of july 83 fiesta….i can understand what you have gone through in your childhood

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              We were not affected by the 83 riots because I was with decent people in the north, unlike the Buddhist thugs in the south. I also know what has gone in your childhood. Probably your Tamil parents abandoned you. If you bitched anymore I would think it was that time of the month for you.

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            i cant understand why this low class “tamil from north’ was spared by army during the war….he must have been hiding under the bed during that time

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              Hey ela kola – Who let you out of your cage? Nope we were in Jaffna during that time and your wonderful military outfit was hiding from a handful of LTTE members. So we were quite safe. Actually I was sleeping on the bed, not under the bed. I heard you ran for your life back in 1984 when you clowns heard Kottiya was coming to Colombo including your brave soldiers? Is that true? Please enlighten me on that.

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              Hey ela kola, you are finding it difficult to understand simple things in life as you suffer from stupidity.

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      RELAX everyone! Nishantha De Silva is a Portuguese-Karava half-caste – full name is Thuppahipattimahatthayage Don Nishantha De Silva – who left Sri Lanka to serve a foreign economy. He is still upset that he has been rejected by many bints when travelling overseas. He secretly dreams of the Sri Lanka that existed before the Portuguese, and others, came to enrich our island paradise. Ignore him, and he will go away.

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        @Spring Koha, machan you cannot ignore these racist buggers. We who are neutral about politics in this country and who do our best and hope the best for the country should kick these racists to a corner and keep them there. We let these hoodlums run amok in Sri Lanka and see what happened. The entire nation is spread through out the universe. Why? Couldn’t we have lived there together? We need to shut these buggers up so that they do not raise their ugly head again. I grew up in Jaffna and did not have a single Sinhala friend, but I was taught at home not to hate them and not to believe everything I heard on the street and school about Sinhalese. So I grew up neutral. I also felt very sorry for some of the soldiers who I met there in Jaffna. Lot of them thought they were dying for JR and there was no purpose in their lives. The rebels and the military were from rural class and they were poor. The high command in the military were having Gin on the rocks and having a ball of a time, while the poor foot soldiers were dying for them. These are children of this country. All this nonsense took place because we did not chase these racist hoodlums into the ocean. It is time we did that. But I do understand your point as well. Thanks machan. :)

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          stupid tamil from north, you stupid stateless beggars are living in SL because of the generosity of sinhalese. if you cross the path, you will be sent to the same place where your brothers and sisters were sent during the war time

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            Hey Nishanthan Dei Selvam who came out of a dog’s womb. Listen, I do not live in your paradise. I live a free person in amazing Canada. For 30 years racists F&*&s like you were on the run from a handful of LTTE members, that you had to get the help from India, Pakistan, China and Eastern block to beat the LTTE. Isn’t that an embarrassing event for you brave souls? I am not a stateless beggar, I am quite well off having Canadians reporting to me. That is the beauty of this wonderful country. If I ever knew who you were and if I see you, you will be smacked silly until you pee in your sarong made by your cousin MR.

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      Don’t try to create another organisation similar to the LTTE in Sri Lanka. Enough is enough of all those killings and destruction. Please understand that without the Tamils there is no Sri Lanka. You cannot make one community suffer for long.

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        My above reply was in response to Nisantha De Silva’s original comment. In the name of humanity I would advice him to get some help.

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          Thanks Sellam, this fool Nishanthan needs a bunch of scientists to research his inability to evolve into a human from a primate stage. He started evolving but got stuck somewhere and remains half monkey half kabarakoya.

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              Hey Nishanthan Dei Selvam, why are your comments being continually being deleted by CT? Is it because your comments are filled with a lot of hot air? Didn’t your wife let you in the house last night or is it that time of the month for you? You are such a hillbilly from SL, even an on-line paper is tired of you racist [Edited out]. We have a few on this CT string entertaining goat herders from Hambantota. You [Edited out]

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    In the context of Sri Lanka, today’s bad governance is by a majority Sinhalese race. Not only should the Sinhalese learn to be honest, but also remove their racist traits. Only today, we note a shameless statement made by an educated Sinhalese MP Harsha De Silva that “We will not allow any government leader to be tried before war crime tribunals” on the basis that “I am a proud Southerner. I will not betray my country. I am a Sinhalese”. Therefore, just because Harsha is a Southern Sinhalese, he will not allow the punishment of any criminality committed by the Sinhalese as long as it is on the Tamils. This statement says a lot about the culture of the Sinhalese, no wonder this country is wrecked with frequent riots on innocent minorities.

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      Harsha de Silva ,should have said I AM A SRILANKAN,instead of I am a southerner ,I am a Sinhalese.

      WHAT IS THERE IN HIM THAT, a Muslim, Christian ,Tamil ,Malay does not have?

      Supposed to be a well read man!!!!

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      What an idiotic and racist, statement, an educated man made and if this statement gets to the ears of the minorities,specially the Tamils,
      The opposition alliance will not get their votes, Even if TNA insists that the Tamils vote for the opposition . If the people of Sri Lanka, other than the Sinhala Buddhists are traitors,then why,you all carried Sir Pon Ramanathan on your shoulders on the streets of Colombo when he returned from England after winning a case for the Sinhalese from the
      British empire. Has Dr. Harsha forgotten history or is he rewriting it to hide the facts.
      UNP high command must take a serious note of this damaging statement by one of their own at a time the opposition, including UNP is trying to rally round support of the people.

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    Too bad Tamil Elam died a violent death in 2009.

    Tamil Elam was the BEST governed country in the world.
    Even children went to war.

    Learn good governance from Tamil Elam!!

    Oh! Jayalalitha.

    Tamils have no governance. What a miserable race!

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      It now makes sense that since the tamil race makes up majority of the sinhala population that Sri lanka is languishing in a miserable state too. What a genius to point this out Thaliver. Bravo!

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      @Thalaivar, you and Nishantha can go and sit on a pole and rotate.

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    We all know that UNP’s statment of not allowing to prosicute war criminals or army heads and not-reveal any facts about war crime (there is nothing to hide-everything in vedeo form), even lasanth’s report about chemical weapons may be at safe hands. Distroying all tigers living in the west is a foolish statement but singhalese might believe. Anyhow intelegent srilankans will not mind any election propaganda as long as MR & lunies are removed from power and save paradise srilanka from a slow death.

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    CBK promised Vellala Sambandan , full self rule according to Indian 13 A .

    And promised more to allow the Vellalas to annex the Muslim East.

    This is from the Tamilnet not the Daily News.

    May be CBK hasn’t involved these Peace Council Dudes at the negotiation in US, UK, and Norwegian Embassies..

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      Sumane – CBK and many other leaders promised Federal state, district councils, devolution of power to N/E etc for the last 60 years and
      Tamils are back to square one and no leader was sincere enough to settle Tamil grievances because the Tamil leaders were and are too moderate in their approach. These are election stunts, so do not worry about the ‘promises’, which will be forgotten soon after the election is over. TNA and the Tamils know it by experience.

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    K.A Sumanasekera

    “CBK promised Vellala Sambandan , full self rule according to Indian
    13A”

    FYI

    The Constitution of the Democratic Socialist
    Republic of Sri Lanka

    CHAPTER I
    THE PEOPLE, THE STATE AND SOVEREIGNTY

    Para 2. The Republic of Sri Lanka is a Unitary State.

    Where on earth did you find 13 A providing authority to grant self rule to any part of this island?

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    Sumanasekeram, oh man this clown is always with this Vellala crap. Did your mother drop you on your head? If anyone wants shi& from you, they can squeeze your head. Even then only fart will come out.

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      I can only surmise how many times your mother must have dropped you on your head by the choice vocabulary that you use, is it possible she may have done purposely.

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        Hey Len, that is the only language folks like you will understand.

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    When voting, Tamils should take into consideration that this election is between two Sinhala Buddhist nationalists and irrespective of whoever wins, Tamils will lose.

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    Anyone reading all subhuman terrorist words written in this forum against minorities will understand how Sri Lanka went down to the extent of war crime investigation by the International Community. This has been a long developed culture in Sri Lanka and Peace Council or the International Community cannot expect this culture to stop suddenly. Everyone can now see why LTTE came about and developed into a violent outfit. LTTE had to be violent to control the military and Police violence in the North and East. Why after peace the minority province is militarized to keep the South happy?. It is the culture developed in the South against minorities that demand the minorities treated like slaves. It will be impossible for the International Community to wait on Sri Lanka politicians to make reconciliation with the minorities by themselves!!

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