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Fasting Unto Death At Vavuniya – Letter To The President

By C.V. Wigneswaran

C.V. Wigneswaran – Northern Chief

The tremendous expectations and hopes our people placed in Your Excellency seem to be eroding in recent times and Your Excellency must take note of their feelings not only for political reasons but also for ethnical and humanitarian reasons.

His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena
President
Presidential Secretariat
Colombo 1

Fasting unto death at Vavuniya

Your Excellency,

You may be aware of the Fast undertaken by the relatives of those who are Missing and those Political Prisoners in incarceration opposite Vavuniya Police Station. For the third day they have not consumed any water let alone food. Many are quite old and are now looking extremely tired. Soon they would get dehydrated. Unless something is done immediately we may lose the valuable lives of some of the Satyagrahis.

May I be permitted to say that this is not the first time I had occasion to address letters of this nature to Your Excellency. On earlier occasions too I had written on behalf of fasting persons and Your Excellency was pleased to take steps in that regard though nothing concrete came about in the long run.

Sir! your Government came into power inter alia with the goodwill and franchise of our people. There were considerable expectation when Your Excellency was elected as President. Generally your Government opined that the PTA must be withdrawn, that Political Prisoners must be given an Amnesty, that immediate steps must be taken to inquire into the fate of Missing persons and so on.

The Office of Missing Persons is presently only in name. It has no teeth. Even if it starts functioning in earnest the Panel of Inquirers cannot take effective steps against Military suspects. They need to forward their views to the Courts, consequently resulting in heavy delay.

The fasting individuals are very weak and old. Anything could happen.

May I suggest as follows –

  • That your Excellency direct a Senior Minister to go over to Vavuniya and give the Satyagrahis some assurance.
  • A time frame be given for proper steps to be taken with regard to those Missing and / or Disappeared to ascertain their whereabouts.
  • One of the fasting individuals, a female, is holding a picture with her daughter standing beside Your Excellency. At least her whereabouts could be immediately ascertained and she could be released to her mother.
  • Once the PTA is withdrawn automatically many political prisoners would have to be released. Therefore the withdrawal of the PTA must be undertaken immediately. After all the Government has given an assurance to the world at large that the PTA would be withdrawn.

Your Excellency would have come to know that at Keppapilavu lands other than those of the displaced were earmarked for release today by the Army. Steps need to be taken to allow those displaced to go back to their own lands.

I appeal to Your Excellency to kindly take immediate steps to wean away the fasting individuals from proceeding with their fast. Any delay would be to the detriment of all of us.

The tremendous expectations and hopes our people placed in Your Excellency seem to be eroding in recent times and Your Excellency must take note of their feelings not only for political reasons but also for ethnical and humanitarian reasons. I am sure Your Excellency will not let down our people.

Thanking you.

Sincerely
sgd

Justice C.V.Wigneswaran
Chief Minister,
Northern Province

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    Dear C.V. Wigneswaran – Northern Chief

    RE:Fasting Unto Death At Vavuniya – Letter To The President

    “The tremendous expectations and hopes our people placed in Your Excellency seem to be eroding in recent times and Your Excellency must take note of their feelings not only for political reasons but also for ethnical and humanitarian reasons.”

    “Fasting unto death at Vavuniya”

    Why do you think His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, the President will care for those who are fasting, and who may die because of dehydration?

    Now, he did not care so much about many other things, and as a result he has earned the Titles of Turncoat, Traitor, Gona to the Rajapaksas), Mala-Peretaya(to those who were killed by the Rajapaksas) and Sevalaya ( Double Dealer).

    Therefore, Amarasiri suggests that those who are fasting to take water and minerals and micro-nutrients so that they can fast for a longer period, and have this action going on for a longer period.

    One pound of fat stored in the human body can sustain for about 2 days. So, they should be able t fast for 60 days, and lose about 30 pounds and become healthy as well.

    30 Days Drinking Only Water • Life/Change

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdyQ5PcQGA

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      Very funny – the micro-nutrients!

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        Sangeetha

        We do not want the fasters to die. We need them to bug Siriesena as long as possible.

        Micronutrients are nutrients required by organisms throughout life in small quantities to orchestrate a range of physiological functions. For people, they include dietary trace minerals in amounts generally less than 100 milligrams per day, as opposed to macrominerals, which are required in larger quantities. The microminerals or trace elements include at least iron, cobalt, chromium, copper, iodine, manganese, selenium, zinc and molybdenum. Micronutrients also include vitamins, which are organic compounds required as nutrients in trace amounts.

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          No point fasting unto death demanding the fate of those missing persons. It is an open secret that they have been killed by the previous government after arbitrary arrest or voluntary surrender. To expect the present government to admit this fact is far fetched. No Sinhalese have ever been brought to justice for committing crime on Tamils in the past. This is certain to be so in the future too. Government is not interested if the fasting people die. You could see the difference in attitude of the government if Buddhist priests undergo a fast unto death over anti-Tamil cause.

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            what about the missing due to LTTE conscription? child soldiers?

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              sach go and ask your hero veluppilai pirabaharan. He could be found in the nanthikadal area. He will tell you all about it.

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            Dr Gnana S,

            “To expect the present government to admit this fact is far fetched.”

            I seem to remember that our PM recently publicly said that the missing are very likely dead.

            “No Sinhalese have ever been brought to justice for committing crime on Tamils in the past.”

            I also seem to remember that a member of the security forces (an army officer?) was recently sentenced by a court for having killed an escaping Tamil prisoner.

            While I mostly agree with you the case is more complex than the simplified situation you present.

            I have no time to search for the relevant links at the moment.

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      C V Wigneswaran

      You must join the fast before people start to fast in front of Northern Provincial Council over your downright failures in governing.

      You spent Rs 55 million to beautify Jaffna two years ago. Poor plants are dyeing or dead and the purse of the elected councillor who initiated the scheme is bloating.

      You too wanted kickback from the UNDP.

      The Tamil people have elected mad cronies to the NCP. When are you going to China to twin with a Ding Dong council or to Russia to fly the flag of Perestroika?

      NCP has a long destiny of failures to go with persons like you. There is no redemption. Jaffna is a cursed land and you are taking forward its destiny to its destruction.

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      Amarasiri

      Fast! fast!! and fart to death.

      They must be advised by Wimal Modavanse and Dr Mahinda Rajapakse to take Jing-Sang during fast. The fasters will either prolong the fast or wake up and chase their Manikkes or hubby boys.

      Good luck to them.

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    Anybody can blow their horns as loud as possible and as many times as they want, nothing is going into Yahapalanaya’s ears.

    We all did mistake. If we had not voted to Yahapalanaya, by now, many foreign diplomats might have questioned about this. We voted for Yahapalanaya. Foreign Diplomats wants to work with Yahapalanaya.

    If any pain goes near to them, the looted money shield them. They are unaware of pain. The SinhaLE running though thier heart had made the human muscles as metal steel.

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      joke… The street Animals unfortunately fast not by choice, so much for compassion from all sides, aiyooo enough with this charade now.. Crazy buggers forget about just forget about it.

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        “The street Animals unfortunately fast not by choice”

        Tamils are below street animals in Lankawe. It is taking too long for UNHRC to conclude that and take up their genocide case.

        May be you should send your note to UNHRC and explain them your logic behind referring Tamils as street animals.

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          ‘compassion from all sides’ all sides means all not just tamils, When i refer to such matters these charade are performed by all in SL. Even the sinhalese. And hey both sides are responsible for the war.. they all knew the consequences. So this performance now ohh we have no responsibility, we did not know, all sides willingly contributed and joined the meat machine of war. so enough with this rubbish fast. Yes animals are more important than the humans here who destroyed the nation. ALLLLLL of them

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    If Tamils have not voted for Yahapalanaya, now President Trump’s assistant State Secretary Angela Aggeler, who is in Lankawe to study the situation for Trump, might wanted to go and see why these people are fasting.

    One time Kathirgamar drove away the IC support from us. After that we did it for us.

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      She is fluent at Hindi so tamils can dream about their language. 1/2 billion speak english and 1/2 billion speak hindi.

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        She is fluent in Hindi and not at Hindi. I don’t think she is fluent in Hindi, as she is an ethnic Punjabi Sikh who grew up in Chennai and then migrated to the USA at a young age. Most probably she is fluent in Punjabi, which is similar to Hindi but still a different language and most probably she knows some Tamil as she grew up in Chennai. Why do Tamils have to dream about their language and if they dream? What harm is there idiotic person. It is a far richer language than Sinhalese and gave birth to many languages including your Sinhalese that is only spoken by around 15 million compared to around 100 million Tamil speakers. More than 90% of the 1/2 billion Hindi speakers are dirt poor and have to rely on the prosperity of the largely non Hindi speaking south and Maharashtra for their existence. So you dream on.

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          What do you know on evolution of languages so called brahamin idiot.your so called tamil is a derivative of proto darvadian from south part of Iran. your tamil is not separately evolved language. telegu may be oldest derivative of proto darvadian. then kannada. your tamil language was developed by telegu prince who established chola dynasty in tamilnadu. otherwise you still speaking old proto darvadians. you are the only idiot who claim elu as tamil but all other prominent linguist claim it as a separately evolved language in this Island.

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            Telugu and Kannada are older than Tamil don’t make me laugh. Tamils is the oldest Dravidian and more than 85% of Proto Dravidian words are maintained in modern Tamil and not in any other Dravidian language. Proto Dravidian and modern Tamil are more or less the same language. What is written is Tamil poetry more than 2000 years ago can still be understood by modern Tamils.
            Telugu and Kannada evolved much later from Old Tamil both a very rich languages but still much younger to Tamil. Karnataka is derived from tow ancient Tamil words. Karu Nadu meaning land of the black soil and Karnataka has rich dark soil. A Telugu established the Tamil Chola dynasty don’t make me laugh you stupid idiotic Brahmin hating black Sinhalese descended from low caste Cinnamon picking Adi Dravida ( meaning pre Dravidian Australoid) Indian Tamil immigrants.
            Elu is a simple Dravidian language and is semi Tamil and no amount of screaming or abuse at me is going to change this you Sinhalese extremists. Old Kannada is called Hale Kannada and it is almost Tamil. Take all the Sanskrit derived words from Kannada and Telugu and what is left is Tamil the core language.

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              All the rivers flow start from godavary via andrapradesh karnataka and kerala. finally ended up in tamilnadu.likewise proto darvadians language flow same way.

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            Dravidian linguistic group is not a myth; it is a fact. I respect the question.
            The Proto Dravidian could be divided into Proto North Dravidian, Proto South Dravidian, Proto Central Dravidian.
            There are certain languages in Madhya Pradesh and central India that are Dravidian, perhaps descended from the Northern proto form. Brahui( In Pakistan) can also be expected in this lineage.
            According to the modern scholarly consensus, Telugu was the first to split from Proto Dravidian in South (of course, northern branches split earlier) followed by Kannada and at last Malayalam.
            The Proto Dravidian, according to the modern linguistics should be somewhat near to Tamil, but should have the archaisms preserved in Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada.
            That’s almost close to Proto Tamil, with preservation of archaisms of Telugu branch.
            Though one might think that since Northern branch was the first to leave, and hence should be more archaic as per linguistics, in fact, the northern branches were highly influenced by the surrounding IA dialects, causing many innovations rather than preservation of archaisms. Hence, they are not of much importance in Proto Tamil or Proto Dravidian concepts. Basically Proto Dravidian and Proto Tamil or old Tamil are one and the same. Siva Sankaran is correct. You are just a Brahmin hating anti Tamil. most probably from one if these recently Sinhalised low caste South Indian immigrant groups from Tamil Nadu or Kerala.

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          Tamil Nadu is the Top state in India
          Here is the link.
          http://www.thetoptens.com/states-india/

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          Tamil Nadu

          Tamil nadu is not state I would say it’s a country because it has everything all kind of resources like education, space, sea, river, mountain, different climate and the best people

          It is the state with numerous developments and infrastructures which help the youngsters to proceed their life greatful, when compared to all other states in India.

          Yeah.! Of course. While all other states are suffering from internal problems, Tamilnadu is rapidly racing in development. In spite of all dependencies like water for farming it still holds good for being in No# 1 position

          Most of the water are flowing from Kerala. Either you can say Tamil Nadu is depended on Kerala rivers and kindness of Kerala people. If the statement is not correct, Do any of the Tamil Nadu Government says that we don’t want a single droplet of water from Kerala.
          Yes. TN is top 1 best state in india. Poverty is very very less compared to other states

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            Rajash has become the Karl Marx of Ealam writing his Das Eelam.

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              Indians say if you put stones in a tin and shake it you hear the sound of tamil- vada poda.

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                rapid :”Indians say if you put stones in a tin and shake it you hear the sound of tamil- vada poda. “

                You mean the language goes back to stone age?
                basic words formulated at the time of stone age.

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                  I understand several languages because its fun knowing. and the pun was on hindutava;)
                  I am more interested in “Alphabet” The company is making money unlike twitter which would fade soon because of Dump using it to threaten republicans ; just like Modi and toadies.
                  An alphabet is a standard set of letters (basic written symbols or graphemes) that is used to write one or more languages based on the general principle that the letters represent phonemes (basic significant sounds) of the spoken language. This is in contrast to other types of writing systems, such as syllabaries (in which each character represents a syllable) and logographies (in which each character represents a word, morpheme, or semantic unit).
                  The Proto-Canaanite script, later known as the Phoenician alphabet, is the first fully phonemic script. Thus the Phoenician alphabet is considered to be the first alphabet. The Phoenician alphabet is the ancestor of most modern alphabets, including Arabic, Greek, Latin, Cyrillic, Hebrew, and possibly Brahmic.[1][2] Under a terminological distinction promoted by Peter T. Daniels, an “alphabet” is a script that represents both vowels and consonants as letters equally. In this narrow sense of the word the first “true” alphabet was the Greek alphabet,[3][4] which was developed on the basis of the earlier Phoenician alphabet. In other alphabetic scripts such as the original Phoenician, Hebrew or Arabic, letters predominantly or exclusively represent consonants; such a script is also called an abjad. A third type, called abugida or alphasyllabary, is one where vowels are shown by diacritics or modifications of consonantal base letters, as in Devanagari and other South Asian scripts. The Khmer alphabet (for Cambodian) is the longest, with 74 letters.[5]

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          You are typical kalla thoni- at -in? stick to your demala pls.

          Prior to joining the Foreign Service in 1998, Ms. Aggeler worked for the State Department at the U.S. Embassies in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Budapest, Hungary, as well as the Consulate General in Madras, India. She worked at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. before joining her husband in their State Department postings, and before that as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Central African Republic. She is the recipient of numerous State Department awards, including Superior Honor and Meritorious Honor Awards, the Assistant Secretary’s Award for Excellence (Consular Affairs 2006), and the Mildred Sinclaire Award for Language (Hindi, 2000). She speaks French, Macedonian, and Hindi.
          https://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/bureau/257283.htm

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    Ask Tamil in the North. He sends some money that he earned by working as a coolie in Keneda.

    So Maithripala Sirisena has to recreate as the Brahman, Allah, and the ALmighty all the suicide bombers, blacktigers, child soldiers, civilian hostages killed by LTTE. and even the LTTE brigadiers ran away to greenr pastures via Indian refugee camps.

    What does the TGTE prime minister saying about this ?

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      Great. What a diverse society Tamils have created. I appreciate their tolerance.

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      jim shitty cannot even spell a country’s name properly. This is what happens to a redneck who has been stuck in the backwoods of hambantota. Too bad, the LTTE fellows did not blow your arse to pieces.

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    Hon.Chief Minister,

    Our President is 1st a Sinhalese,2nd a SLFP er and therefore it is ridiculous to expect any solace from him.

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    Unjust Chief Minister Wigneswaran should take the blame for instigating this protest. He adds fuel to the fire by passing useless resolutions when the Yahapalana Government was trying its best to give in to the demands of the Northern Province citizens without upsetting the South Sri Lankan citizens. Wigneswaran is now a puppet of LTTE remnants and unnecessarily has stirred these poor people. Wigneswaran has to answer to the plight of these poor people.

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    Karunanidhi style fast?? 8.01 Am to 8.32 Am in time for breakfast and lunch????

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    It appears there are three governments in Sri Lanka. Maithripala’s. Ranil’s and Rajapaksas. Without Rajapaksa’s nod nothing can move forward. It would have been better to have voted for Rajapaksa. At least he will do the wrong thing in ‘apparently’ right way and stand by it. But Ranil always ensure that Rajapaksa is not hurt by his moves and Maithripala is careful not to hurt both by any of his moves. Finally who runs the government?

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    The government cannot satisfy any party, because the mess is really tangled without the beginning and end. JO wants to come back to power so that they can sort out and hoard the swindled money.

    The military wants to enjoy running hotels, occupy private house, cultivate seized lands and enslave poor men and women.

    Tamils want their problems sorted out as fast as possibly can. Muslims want to be left alone without the fear of Gnanasara and other hooligans.

    Can the courts and the government force the military to hand over the list of people abducted and surrendered after the war ended? This will lead to a solution of missing people. For every family the missing people are the main bread winners and bearers of responsibility and as such they must be told what really happened to them after the abductions and the missing surrendered to the military.

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    The plea itself is fine. But the item “One of the fasting individuals, a female, is holding a picture with her daughter standing beside Your Excellency. At least her whereabouts could be immediately ascertained and she could be released to her mother.”
    What then about of those with no such picture?

    A Tamil minister screwed up the release pledge by the president by proposing a motion in the Cabinet asking for general amnesty on which other mischief makers pounced.
    Why was the CM silent on the follies of the minister?
    Was a game on to ensure that all credit goes to the PM if anything good happens?
    This is not the only time the minister is doing the dirty work for his leader.

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      Did you read the Letter? Is that fasting is only about missing person?

      “What then about of those with no such picture?” Why are you convulsing to twist it like that?
      At least her whereabouts could be immediately ascertained Is the meaning of it is clear for you or you need special instructions to understand that?

      Is New King is holding that girl because a Tamil Minister refused to accept a General amnesty for crimes? Anyway can you link that news for me? Could you tell me if any regular Presidents of countries would allow criminals or accused criminals surrounding them? Could you tell me for what crime the girl was arrested and waiting in custody? Why are you mixing up everything into one? You purposefully avoid details, but only quips not to be caught by commentators. Isn’t so?

      Isn’t it a prove that missing children and people under the government custody, hidden? If government is not producing that girl, either the girl is forcefully bold, dressed in yellow and sent out to protest against Tamil with Mangalarma by New King’s acolytes, or more sad out of it. Why did New King cancel the meeting of Mullaithivu not going and seeing the Girl’s picture from the mother’s hand?

      Isn’t CV trying to put an argument here “Oru Paanai Sauththuku oru Saru patham?”. In’t he telling that tracing of all the cases are easy for government, but it is purposefully ignoring like that girl’s case.

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    Why does the Chief Minister want this letter to be published? This makes it more difficult for the President to solve the problem.

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    Mr. Viggie, the un-arm Prabhakaran, just a simple question to you. Do you have the same sorry feel towards the victims of January 25th massacre by LTTE barbarics at Sri Dalada Maligava on a Jan 25th?

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      It is the True responsibility of the CM to intervene and talk these people from such a act that would cost them their lives. Its is Viggie who is the CM of the Tamil people and take their issue to the president as a responsible CM who claims he is fighting for the lives of Tamils, This is just another tool he is using like Anna did. They dont give two &&&&& about the lives of the people they claim to represent. If not he would assure the people and ask them to call of this fast. enough of this usual we have seen this before squeals.

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    People went missing under the rule of Rajapakse brothers. Most if not all the people abducted must have been tortured and killed by the military personnel or intelligence. What do the hunger strikers want this government to do? Do they want the government to admit the disappearances or pay compensation? The government can compensate for the loss of their loved ones. The military is not even heeding to the orders of the court to hand in the list of people surrendered to the army.

    The military think they are powerful because of the support they are getting from Mahinda’s backed JO though the purposes differ. The government has a problem of determining what really happened to those abducted in white vans and surrendered.

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      People went missing even before: in significant numbers in 1971, in massive numbers in 1988-89, and we lost count since the 1990’s.
      I think that we should go back a little further in history.
      It was not just the state that killed. The JVP did and the LTTE and rivals did.

      Why is the government doing nothing about the detainees without charge? Why is it not expediting inquiries on the missing?
      We know why, and we do not always say why.

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    Malik,

    You could have added Weerasangili aka Buruwansa’s Lemon Puff fast too.

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      naren

      as i stated before ‘we have seen this squeals before’ i think that pretty much covers all the charades even the lemon puff…

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    Thirty years or more long war existed here was not just a conventional war. it was not confined to specific area. it was a terrorist war fair.that is the truth.peasant lived in north and east boarders were brutally massacred. one Indian prime minister was massacred. even a president of the country killed. ministers Mps and elected representative of people were killed. pregnant women killed with unborn babies . human bombs exploded everywhere. time bombs and other explosive devices exploded everywhere. it was like a killing field. All those were possible due to supporters existed every corner of the country willingly or by force or some other reasons. security forces had to counter all those activities. to do that they had to remove those support base first.for relative of those activists, they may be innocents. but for security forces removal of them was the clear victory they could bring for general public.in that process forces might have to used different different tactics. it may be clear deviations from normal conventional war fair.

    yes for mothers and blood relatives and close friends even brutal criminals may be innocent children but in military point of view it was a different scenario. those who denied right to live of innocent general public are not entitle for any basic human rights. continuation of those criminals lives may engulf thousands or millions of innocent people. as such removal of them from earth at any cost was very sensible thing to do in order to make peace. now peace down. sun is moving to noon place, anybody can interpret things the way they want.

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      It is dishonesty, manipulation and lies all along.

      The most important thing NC chief minister, a former supreme judge has asked bribes from UNDP.

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        And only party not dragged into FCID is TN. Only honest party in Sri Lanka

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      ranjith(sprrw) Thirty years of war brought about by more that 60 years of state terrorism. it was not confined to specific area. it was a state terrorist war peasant lived in north and east boarders were brutally massacred.pregnant women killed with unborn babies and newly born babies and children. time bombs and other explosive devices exploded everywhere. it was like a killing field

      All those were possible due to supporters existed every corner of the country willingly or by force or some other reasons supported the state terrorism

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        Rajash

        Now you talk on state terrorism.As a Tamil speaking person what are the rights you lost during 60 years and before British colonial rules. But we Sinhalese lost lots. you Tamils aligned with colonial masters and discriminated majority community.Some Tamils might have lost some rights but it was not our fault. it is due to feudalism of Tamil society.Your old generation of politicians did not talk on oneness of all ethnic groups like Indian contemporaries did. Your politicians wanted separate identity and wanted same privileges elite class enjoyed under colonial rule.When those privileges eroded and oppressed majority community got their lost rights and dominated some sectors that were not allowed for them before, Tamil elite class interpreted it as discrimination and instigated oppressed stock due to feudalistic caste system against center. Center used its authority to maintain law and order like two occasion in south in 1971 and late eighties.that too was interpreted by Tamil politicians as state terrorism and brain washed Tamil youth of oppressed class to rise against center time to time. spread hatred among Tamil society against Sinhalese majority with various false manifesto and various false propaganda. That brought war into our land. quelling such a brutal war take time and take heavy toll from both the side. right or wrong both side fought for their mother land’s freedom. Tamils for separate home land and Sinhalese for unitary state. brutalities were severe unimaginable. we have to accept those consequences and work for better future.. .

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          ranjith (sprrw): there are few positive sentences in your reply.
          and some misconception.

          lets keep talking.

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        so what has happened to that ‘state terrorism’? Why did it end after 30 years? what happened?

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          sach “so what has happened to that ‘state terrorism’? Why did it end after 30 years? what happened? “

          The Sinhala govt is conducting state terrorism even now.
          The ultimate aim of the Sinhala politicians of all colours is the extermination of the Tamil race in Sri Lanka.

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    sekera.

    What then about those with no such picture?
    What a stupid rhetorical question!
    The word immediate is there.

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    C V Wicky Aiya

    When your leader Sampanthan was travelling from Batticaloa to Jaffna to attend a meeting about secularism or on his return he did not bother to stop at Vavuniya and meet those people engaged in fasting. Secularism and attending the meeting on time was far more important to him than the lives of ordinary people. Does he really believe that he will get a new secular Constitution ? Why don’t you make him to realise he will get nothing from this govt and best thing is to sit along with those poor people and fast and die.

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      ” best thing is to sit along with those poor people and fast and die. “

      That is one way of annihilating Tamils.

      The military must hand in the list of surrenders to the courts. If the military is above the law then the country goes to the dogs.

      Whoever killed innocent people and children are terrorists, no ifs and buts. Lasantha Wickrematunge was one example of such crimes.

      There were many abductions, torture and murders, whoever committed them were terrorists.
      Human bombs, aerial bombs are terrorist weapons. Why one use one and not the other is a question of availability.

      Whoever aided and abetted those murderers were criminals, too.

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    The unfortunate and inconvenient truth is Maitripala Sirisena and the Sinhalese of his variety care little whether Tamils fast unto death or not. The less Tamils in the country is their fond goal. What happened to
    Dr. Vikramabahu Karunaratne recently in a Restaurant at Thalawatugoda – in the Parliament area – is the real feeling of the Sinhalese towards the Tamils. The recent article of that voice of Sinhala extremism Journalist Shamindra F on that multi-ethnic Committee of scholars titled Consultation Task Force on Transitional Justice and Reconciliation is along this line. The attitude is the UN and its agencies can go to tell. The Sinhalese have made any rapproachment between the two communities impossible. The pre-1505 Status Quo of the Island is inevitable. That the final formulae must occur with as little blood spilled is our best hope.

    Dravidian

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    A few days ago when Modi extended F.S. term both Modi and Jaishanker admitted that they changed the PM of Nepal. How about Lanka??

    And finally, the government’s flagship policy — Neighbourhood First — comes from the PM’s strong conviction that these are India’s most important relationships.

    This was most visible in the Nepal experience.

    The PM invested enormous political energy in the relationship; his visits to Kathmandu were successful. But when there was a clear divergence in views on the Constitution — the Nepali elite pushed through an exclusionary and discriminatory statute — Delhi did not hesitate from expressing its views strongly.

    As a hostile government led by KP Oli stepped up the offensive against India, and China offered it support, India worked quietly and stitched an alternative alliance to oust Oli.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/mr-indispensable-why-s-jaishankar-got-another-year-as-foreign-secretary/story-z1afDTDoUFsXTerLKhzoRM.html

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    Saro

    Do you genuinely believe that the military will hand over the list to the Courts?

    Last year the military has told to another Courts in Mullaithivu ( ? ) that they do not have such a list. Will they go against it ?

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    On the issue of prisoners and the disappeared, what happened to the public agitation that was supposed to happen?

    I agree with those who think most of the disappeared have probably been murdered by the military and allied paramilitaries; but there has to be a proper accounting.

    Given what Mr. Sivathasan has written recently on CT about the protests in Tamil Nadu, it is time for united action by people globally to get the current regime to show results.
    More than 2 years after being elected, the grace period is over.

    If the TNA/GTF have some signals that the regime will act soon, the burden is on them to explain it and ask the people to hold off the protests, or show tangible results.

    The LTTE might have hijacked the term ‘Pongu Thamil’ for its own aggrandizement, but there is nothing wrong in invoking the old Tamil poem: Pongu Thamizharku Innal Vilainthaal, Sankaaram Nisam Enru Sange Muzhangu! (After a quarter century of being away from home, my Tamil is already rusty, but that poem still stirs me; not sure if it was by Bharathithasan or Bharathy) and the energy of the protests in Tamil Nadu in order to have unified protests globally.

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      Agnos,

      “Given what Mr. Sivathasan has written recently on CT about the protests in Tamil Nadu, it is time for united action by people globally to get the current regime to show results. “

      Bulls might interest people more than people MIA and presumed dead in SL.

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    The letter written by Chief Minister Wigneswaran of NPC reflects the total frustration and utter hopelessness of the people. In Vali North out of 6381.5 acres of land occupied by the armed forces only 1934.80 (30%) have been released. As a result, 971 IDP families continue to languish in 31 camps in the Jaffna district. Some IDPs are from places such as Myliddy where a 12-km-long coastline is still under the control of the armed forces.
    According to an official statement by Ministry of Resettlement a total of 5,322.35 acres of land are still occupied by the armed forces at end of 2016.
    Regarding release of Tamil political prisoners, 118 of them have been released so far leaving 99 of them languishing in jail. Some of these prisoners have been detained without charges.
    This situation has been brought about partially by the confrontational politics indulged by the CM towards the centre. It is on record that he un-necessarily got engaged in a war of words with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. He denigrated Ranil Wickremesinghe as having appointed Prime Minister with only 45 MPs. He went further and told the Prime Minister that the UNP is an uncle and nephew party. He as CM of NCP should have refrained from making unwarranted and insulting insinuation against the Prime Minister of the country.
    After his appointment as Chief Minister, Wigneswaran has been hobnobbing with Tamil extremist elements that burnt copies of the UN Resolutions and US flags in Geneva. They also burnt the effigies of Sampanthan and Sumanthiran accusing them of betraying the Tamils and not insisting on an international investigation into war crimes. In 2015, Wigneswaran broke ranks with the TNA to form Tamil People Congress consisting of defeated politicians and others who sought appointment on TNA national list.

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      Thanga,

      Should RW ignore the victims or the promises made to the Tamil voters simply because he was upset with some words by CVW?

      You are not making any sense here. It is time for the TNA to press hard on the current regime to show results or start serious protests and call for international support. Stop making excuses for the inaction by the TNA.

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      Mr. Thangam,

      As usual you are, a jobless person, without any meaning, jumping to Kumar and supporters burning UN resolution so long ago and trying to make CV’s letter is only to confront to Ranil. It has nothing to do with CV. With that of you puny brain comment, it sounds like the girl who were with the New King is not being released because CV burned and made invalidated the UN resolution. Your insincerity is hiding that OISL recommended UN investigation but the last resolution practically burned the OISL report by handing it over to Lankawe as internal investigation and completely killed it. Now the resolution could not make Lankawe to do an investigation so EU trying to postpone it for another one year so that they can keep begging New Royals to implement it. Remember India and 13A? You are like the petty benefit seeking ministers worked with Old King, wedging between CV and Sampanthar. It is not going into your head that your confrontation with CV is destroying any attention CV is just trying to get out of his confrontational to the IDPs and Missing’s’ Relatives, but you are blaming CV’ confrontation.

      You wrote repeatedly that end of 2016 you are going to give the new constitution. Now, Could you take a challenge with a promise that before end of 2017, Tamils can vote on new constitution? If you cannot take up that challenge CV is right in confronting the cheating. CVs capacity is 1000 times greater than yours. 135,000 voted for him. I ask you go to Eelam get a seat on TNA and get that kind of vote. You know the truth, Anantha Sangaree will double yours.
      By coming here and writing your ill-mannered rubbishes, don’t behave like “Ullathaum Keduththaan Kolli Kannan”. Thanks.

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      Thanga,

      “As a result, 971 IDP families continue to languish in 31 camps in the Jaffna district.”

      If you manage to show me and others that most of the remaining IDPs ever owned land I will we surprised.

      They should be given land, houses, education and work.

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    RETIRED justice and politician CM,

    “Once the PTA is withdrawn automatically many political prisoners would have to be released.”

    Why does a retired judge write like this? An example: would and should the men accused of killing MP Joseph Parasingham not be judged by High Court because there is no PTA? Is letting people accused of killings etc really what the international community and the people in SL want to see?

    I sincerely believe that you got this wrong.

    “Therefore the withdrawal of the PTA must be undertaken immediately.”

    Without replacing it like has been requested?

    “After all the Government has given an assurance to the world at large that the PTA would be withdrawn.”

    There is a promise and demand to review the PTA and replace it with something more acceptable.

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    At the beginning of this month he travelled all the way to Canada to sign two ceremonial friendship agreements with two city councils. The first one was between Markham City and Mullaitivu. Now everyone knows there is no Mullaitivu city comprising elected representatives. Markham City has signed more than 10 similar friendship agreements out of which 3 are inactive.
    The second was a sister agreement between Brampton City and Vavuniya. This signing never took place although the CM visited the City Hall. There was no one to receive him since the Mayor was away on vacation and the members were opposed to such agreement.
    An entity styled Brampton Tamil Association gave him a cheque for $45,000 but this cheque turned out to be a dud one. It was a publicity stunt. What is worse, those who invited him were remnants of the LTTE who vilified him as Colombo Tamil and an in-law of Vasudeva Nanayakara at the time of his entry into provincial politics. This group have not given up on Eelam. There was a fund raising event which was attended by the CM, but till now the organizers have not revealed the exact amount given to CM. The tickets for the event were priced at $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000! It was rumoured $600,000 was collected.
    More than 3 years have lapsed, but sadly the CM has nothing to show, except the record number of resolutions (260) passed. As for statutes the number is only 4. While he goes abroad begging for funds, he spurned an UNDP project worth US$ 150 million to help development of agriculture in the North. This he did because the UNDP refused to appoint his nephew who is also his Diary Secretary, Executive Assistant and Advisor to CM as a Special Officer.

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      Thanga,

      “There was a fund raising event which was attended by the CM, but till now the organizers have not revealed the exact amount given to CM.”

      The CM and many others travel only in order to collect funds for elections. I am sure the CM “forgot” to declare the money he brought back to SL at the customs.

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    Lone Wolf

    Out of the total of 971 families 641 are landless. These families are the underprivileged and down trodden people in the North.

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      Thanga,

      “Out of the total of 971 families 641 are landless.”

      I don’t have exact numbers but I know that most of them have no land. They cannot apply for houses without land.

      “These families are the underprivileged and down trodden people in the North.”

      I agree. I think that they are 99% Pallar caste.

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    You are writing like one who has drank the Old Royal’s free arrack.

    ” The first one was between Markham City and Mullaitivu………. Mayor was away on vacation and the members were opposed to such agreement.”
    Who got fooled by whom?
    Can you tell how many cities in the world are ready to sign agreements with Jaffna? Further, can you tell which city Mayor CV in North is to officially reciprocate with those Mayors?

    Red Kingston News? Then why are attempting Udaya Gammanpila type Sinhala Buddhist’s political campaign with diaspora? For that, more than half of the diaspora has some kind of education. When Secretary Kerry, Ban-Ki-Moon …..refused to meet him, CV went to them and gave lists of Tamil’s problems. CV was elected not because he is a Nobel Prize Economist. Five parties of TNA expected him to bring Tamils’ plight out North – East. He is doing that in excellent way.

    “What is worse, ……….. were remnants of the LTTE who vilified him as……. an in-law of Vasudeva Nanayakara ……. This group have not given up on Eelam. “

    Can you tell me what is in CV’s NPC election Manifesto, who drafted it and what Sampanthar asks now? Hiding the head in sand like an ostrich?

    I asked you to go North- East and get CV like votes. You are coming with LTTE. See if you can answer this question. Can you go to North- East and get what Ananthi got?

    Don’t mess up the stories if you don’t understand them. Madras Hindu exploited CV’s sincere Interview, CV is careful now. Some diaspora jumped about it. They have come to know CV. Now, CV is more than a Supreme Court Justice.
    “Money Matter”- Question them; post the reply too, please; public should know it.

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    Wigneswaran was fooled by those who invited him. But if CM is smart as you make out then he should have kept away and not have staged a mock signing ceremony. These friendship agreements are not worth the paper they are written. These agreements serve politicians ‘ you scratch my back and I scratch your back.’ Should a CM come flying 8,700 miles to sign a useless agreement? If he was serious he should have waited till elections are held to local bodies so that elected representatives of the people of a particular local body can sign the agreement. You are asking silly questions about me going to the North and contest elections. Do you mean everyone who criticises the CM must contest elections? He is wasting his time passing resolutions instead of developing the North. Solve unemployment problem, start micro industries, improve education and health services. He has nothing to show for the last 3 years.
    Do you defend a person who contested and won the election on the TNA platform but now says he won the elections not because of TNA but due to his own popularity? Do you defend a person who during the 2015 parliamentary elections claimed he is neutral, but clandestinely support the ACTC led by Gajendrakumar? Do you defend him for forming a new organization consisting of defeated politicians? If you say yes then there is something wrong with you!
    He has the dubious distinction of turning down aid worth US$150 million from the UNDP for agricultural development in the North, because the UNDP Resident Representative refused to give his nephew the job styled Special Officer at a monthly salary of US$5,000(Rs.670,000)p.m. plus perks. Is this not nepotism? He placed the interests of his nephew ahead of the people who elected him?

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      Thanga,

      “He has the dubious distinction of turning down aid worth US$150 million from the UNDP for agricultural development in the North”

      Do you have a source for this or other details?

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      You have not answered any of my questions. Keep dodging. You are self-appointing you to question CV. If attempt to answer any of my question you will see your questions fitness.

      1. What development FP did in the last 70 years that CV missed in last three years?
      2. Why FP didn’t get a ministerial position to do developments so far?
      3. What is Election Manifesto said in 2013 NPC election? Why are you not asking CV why is he not working to achieve the self-determination that he said in the election manifesto?
      4. How your questions fitting into that election Manifesto CV released?
      5. What party member the NPC’s speaker is? Is he not responsible for the time wasted by NPC members on the resolutions? Why the FP member voting to CV’s resolutions? Brain washed? Why are not asking Sivagnanam to stop passing resolutions in NPC?

      About the Canadian trip, CV has informed even to Lankawe government what is going to take place. NPC has been fully answered on that subject. Pls don’t shadow that and play political games. There were never any funds given to NPC direct, not even by UN.
      1. Anybody accepts NPC’s self-determination policy can support Kumar.
      2. Your personal fight with Kumar does not affect other policy of self-determination.
      3. If you question CV’s policy matters who have to prove you in election. If you question CV about what he promised in election that is allowed.
      4. If you attempt to trash LTTE, you have to prove that on the NPC Theater like Ananthi. Even Chandrika got applauses by mentioning Pirapaharan’ s name in the North during EP election . That is, the North’s status still is “ Pirayaalan Thirunamam Enakkorukaal Pessaayoo”(The girl in love, asking a parrot to repeats her hero’s name)

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    I don’t reply to morons, but I will make an exception. You seem to be blindly supporting or defending
    CVW without knowing the facts. A kind of hero worship.
    1. What development FP did in the last 70 years that CV missed in last three years?
    A The FP did not have an NPC with a budget of Rs.23 billion. No Ministers, no staff, no vehicles, in short no administrative machinery.
    2. Why FP didn’t get a ministerial position to do developments so far?
    A. That is a policy decision by the FP from the inception. Elected members of parliament should not accept or join the cabinet till the national question is satisfactorily solved. That is why M.Tiruchelvam was made a Senator before accepting the Local Government portfolio in 1965. When you accept a portfolio, you have to accept cabinet responsibility as well. This is the same reason the FP/TNA did not accept a portfolio in August, 2015.
    3. What is Election Manifesto said in 2013 NPC election? Why you are not asking CV why is he not working to achieve the self-determination that he said in the election manifesto?
    A. Self-determination is not a subject for Wigneswaran or NPC. The manifesto was not his, but the TNA, People voted for the party not for Wigneswaran. In fact 95% of the people did not know who Wigneswaran is prior to August, 2013. Of course, an ungrateful, self-centred and egoistic Wigneswaran claims people voted for him and not the TNA. This is a down right lie. One can escape after killing every known virtue, but there is no escape for he who has killed a benefit.
    As for manifesto, it can be read at URL https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/tna-manifesto-full-text/ Inter-alia- this is what the manifesto stated in regard to NPC.

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    Contd
    50,000 WAR WIDOWS
    (a) Rehabilitation of 50,000 war widows. These widows have become economically and socially vulnerable. In the circumstances the Provincial Council will take the responsibility to swiftly and effectively create livelihood programmers and other necessary measures to alleviate their present condition. Other segments that need to be simultaneously attended to and uplifted include war affected children, elders, disabled and also refugees who have fled the country to escape from violence, in particular, the refugees in Tamil Nadu in India.
    (b) JOB CREATION
    Any Provincial Council would want to tackle unemployment and should have the tools to do so. Indeed, an attack on the root causes of unemployment in the Northern Province will be one of TNA’s priorities.
    (c) INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS
    The internally displaced persons (IDPs) have a right to a durable solution and often need assistance in their efforts. The Provincial Council will pay immediate attention to the rights of IDPs and formulate durable solutions, articulate the responsibilities of authorities, and facilitate the assistance of humanitarian and development actors in achieving these. The TNA recognizes that the primary duty and responsibility to establish conditions, as well as provide the means, which allow IDPs to return voluntarily in safety and with dignity, to their homes or places of habitual residence, should be left in the hands of the Provincial administration to ensure credibility and accountability.
    From (a) – (d) the Chief Minister failed in his duty and responsibility to alleviate the pathetic plight of our people. As I said he spent his time energy to pass 260 resolutions, including one on genocide which became fodder for the extremists in the south.

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