23 September, 2020

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Event Invitation: Geneva 2009 And 2012 And 2014

Sri Lanka was “very effective in its diplomatic approach in GenevaGeneva
2009 and 2012 and 2014
     A Seminar Discussion
  Open to all
          Wednesday, January 22nd 2014 at 6pm
OPA Auditorium
275/75, Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha, Colombo 7.
Chaired by Prof Rajiva Wijesinha
Keynote address by Dr Dayan Jayatilleka
 
Initiated by the Liberal Party, the seminar & discussion will be on the efforts made to target Sri Lanka, the potential dangers of the failure to refute the allegations leveled, and the seriousness of the crisis facing the country as a consequence.
The focus of the discussion, which is open to all, will be on analysis and remedial action. Is it now too late to rebuild an international consensus?
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  • 16
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    All sensible, should boycott this Meeting. Nothing positive would result.

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      Truth is more powerful than all the arguments and rebuttals by the master brains(?) of the Sinhala elite/establishment:

      Truth lies buried, muzzled and ebullient to burst out like a breaching dam at the the UNHCR meeting in March 2014.

      No amonut of votes or vetos by the Chinese, Russians, or Indians can stop it, the truth of genocide of Tamils will out itself to the world.

      Wolves can gather and vehemently protest that they never harmed the herd of sheep, but the wolves also know the truth.

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    All the Huffs and Puffs of Rajiva has no effect on Rajapakse Government. So why is Rajiva still part of the Government? For his pay cheque? Further Liberal Party policies are completely opposite to the Rajapakse policies so why is Rajiva still part of the Government. How honest is he? Is he a TRAITOR to other Liberal party members and the policies of the Liberal Party?

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      So why is Dayan still part of the Government???

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    These are so called two buddies trying to open the eyes of the stupid men in the govt. I have the feeling DJ makes his efforts to show that he is still to be the best man to lead the deligation to Geneva in March.

    • 6
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      Yes Leelawathie,

      DJ will not suceed this time. Now the BUGGER MR is holding discussions with Tamara K to get back to Geneva; and the current fellow in the SEAT Ariyasinghe is advised to get back to lanka. So, all efforts made by DJ seems dead in the water.
      So DJ has to shed tears again finding an other way to achieve his personal gains.

      Rajiva insteads has not reacted as DJ has been, he is totally different but both seem to be buddies – as one commentator added it – it is lack of the number of qualified senior to advise srilanken topleadership.
      The smaller set are limited to few actually. But this time DJ seems to NO CHANCE – reason has been his inconsitentcies through his articles posted onto this and other platforms.
      Chamelion charactor is born with him.

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      Thats exactly teh idea.

  • 7
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    Many have choosen “mutual back scratching” to describe the Rajiva-Dayan duo’s relentless effort to project each other in undeserving limelight in the recent weeks.

    However, in light of MR’s response to AlJazeera and Dayan’s inability to provide a rational explanation, I think it would suit to characterize the duo’s current team effort more as one between a pimp and a prostitute!

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    The condom theory is being reversed – if Kunanayakam T is brought back
    she will insist to partner with DJ for the next ballet.

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    What I fail to understand is why this country is virtually run by a former convenient store employee in the US when we have eminent doctors like Dr G.L Peries, Dr Rajiva Wijesinghr, Dr Dayan Jayatilleke, Dr Tissa Vitarane, Dr Sarath
    Amunugama and Dr Merwin Silva.

    • 4
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      Give me a break, Dr.Merwin silva the thug, Dr.Rajiva Wijesinghe who answered a TV Journalist when he was asked about the expulsion of NGOs,we get many “Blue Eyed” children because of them (NGOs), what apathetic liar, he said there was no civilian casualty and the channel 4 pictures were all doctored.

  • 9
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    Dayan, Rajiva,

    While I am decidedly NOT a fan of the current regime and its methods either pre- or post-2009, I feel this effort at a duet by you two Doctors is merely just one more exercise of washing dirty linen in public. Having miserably failed in the published media, and in view of the fast vanishing public sympathy, credibility or confidence in your expertise, it seems this is a last-ditch effort, setting up a public-platform for the laundering before you lose all-grips on Geneva. At the forum, I am sure we will all hear your sob-stories and whining about how you lost your once cherished marbles to the lady-ambassador!
    Anyhow, I felt this is a suitable opportunity to point out a few issues that you have evaded rather inelegantly over the last couple of weeks or months – in case you can garner some courage and integrity to respond to either in this thread or at the forum. (Although I have made many of these same points elsewhere, I thought it best to compile in one, giving an opportunity to respond to the concerns at the forum, even if not in this thread.

    1. What you achieved was only a temporary success at hoodwinking – not a Victory of any worth! Would you say that what Bush, Cheney and Carl Rove achieved in their intervention in Iraq was a “Victory”? They did certainly succeed in duping the Congress to vote on the war; they also succeeded in conning the “coalition of the willing” to support their malfeasant deed, just like you did with a handful of “bought” countries. Bush’s intervention in Iraq didn’t translate to a Victory for the U.S. – did it? It certainly bought a lot of contracts and luxury for Cheney and Carl – well, again, just like yours did! Going by your recent history of popping up on the web with some nonsensical analysis, and then creeping back deep into crevices when pushed for a rational explanation, I am not counting on any worthwhile responses from you. Nevertheless, here are some points I would like to present.

    2. In a recent article you state “the absence of transparent and credible progress on these two tracks, and the Rajapaksa administration’s overall political behaviour in the post-war half decade, are not the reasons why Sri Lanka is being targeted.” If that is so, how exactly do you reconcile your concluding observation “Tragically, soon after this accomplishment, the Sri Lankan authorities themselves commenced self-destructively dismantling the achievement, rendering the country, the state and the armed forces vulnerable once again.” If it is true that the Governments behaviour was not the reason why Sri Lanka is targeted, how come you then turn back and blame the Government’s behavior for it becoming vulnerable. Do you not see a contradiction in your principal, if not the single, theme of your article?

    3. You have recently very categorically stated that “credible investigation is imperative.” In fact after Weliveraya, you yourself in seeming pain wailed “what must the regime has done to Tamils at the end of the war.” But, promptly post-2009 when the need for such investigation was discussed, you, as a self-appointed spokesperson for the majority, proclaimed that the “Majority does not care a rat’s ass” for the truth! You single handedly shut-up those who argued for a credible investigation with your haughty declaration that all those seeking such independent investigation are either LTTE-rumps if abroad or, if local, just “domestic-Diaspora.” Can you explain why you changed your mind? You should be able to explain that unless of course you are guilty of prostituting for some NGO as MR suggested.

    4. Can you tell us what is the worst that could have happened if you had not blocked the vote, and instead a credible investigation that you seem to agree to now was done promptly after the war, instead of waiting half-a decade? As you yourself point out, the excesses committed by the Sri Lankan armed forces would have been much easier to explain then rather than now, half a decade later, and after the unrelenting embarrassing revelations such as those via “Ch 4“ in the intervening years.

    5. In your post-2009 “Geneva-victory” celebration days, you often countered any international calls for truth-telling with a trade-mark and convenient “Sovereignty” fig-leaf. Whatever happened to that excuse that you, the political scientist, academic and intellect put all your weight on for almost five years. If such sovereignty-protection had any legitimacy, how is that now you think the country has become vulnerable to international calls? Were you not merely half-baked in your Political expertise when you made those uninformed defense?

    6. Do you not feel the responsibility for giving the brute-confidence the regime needed to take the country away from democratic governance towards narrow and selfish motives that have degraded the nation, economically, socially and diplomatically? If the regime was not buffered from the deserved international censure in 2009, do you think they would have had the cheek, the blind-courage and misplaced confidence to transform the once proud governance to the current wretched state? While you are now more-than-ready to belittle the regime for their diplomatic naiveté and the consequent fiasco’s, why the reluctance in accepting the regime’s blundering in the rest of the governance?

    7. Finally, you are on record supporting “majoritarian” aspirations of the Sinhalese by stating that “after all the protest against Apartheid was rooted in majoritarian aspirations.” I am convinced that you did that as a shameless pandering, while fully knowing how horrendously misleading that was? Could you prove me wrong by getting even just one credible Political scientist to back you on your statement?

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      Thanks Sarath for continuing to highlight the deception by Dayan ! Hopefully one day he will realize that he is fooling no one and stop !

  • 9
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    Makes me laugh.

    This can happen only in Sri Lanka. Rajiva Wijesinghe is on tape famously defending the ‘zero civilian casualty’ statement of GOSL. He went even further to claim that all available videos of mass civilian deaths are digitally doctored.

    With regards to DJ we all know that he is a ‘depitakattuwa’.

    Have no doubt, these two like Kumar R above has described are nothing but pimp and prostitute indeed.

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      Great – you add the reality of DJ.
      He has lost his credibility to this day. But this fellow has not the LAJJAWA at all. He feels that he is the guy to convince them… he only feels.

  • 4
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    Rajiva though a bankrupt liberal party politician cum MR sycophant,is also a geneticist.
    Only he discovered “blue eyed babies” born to tamil refugee women in the “welfare villges” fathered by INGO personnel!!

    He also dreams of being a reluctant NPC Governor as proposed by DJ.

    DJ discovered “external threats” to sri lanka after the war,VIA the north,and gave the excuse to MR to station troops in the north and run a militarised cum police state.

    This seminar is to pat each other on the back and ‘prove’ how brilliant they are.
    DJ will again sing his 2009 UNHRC victory song and how none can equal that feat.
    DJ was so brilliant as to propose a referendum in UK on the Monarchy – and was laughed out of the UNHRC meeting.

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    Do not bother. The majority of us are VERY happy with fascism. How can anyone discuss with fools who do not even know – or pretend not to know – what fascism is?

  • 3
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    Hey! You gonna find remedial actions in two hours? You gotta be kidding.

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    Rajiva Wijesinhge is the most racist fellow I have ever seen, he spits venom when any TV interviewer asks any question about Tamils’ problem, he wishes to wipe out Tamils from North and East.

  • 4
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    Two damn fools making a living out of Geneva.

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