18 September, 2019

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Geneva 2014 And Sri Lanka’s India Policy: The March Of Folly

By Dayan Jayatilleka –

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

In his authoritative presentation on his January 2014 trip to Geneva and the US, Secretary to the President Mr Lalith Weeratunga made a pointed reference to the IPKF, which was noted as it was doubtless meant to be, by Indian commentators. It came across as an attempt to up the ante (to my mind, rather clumsily), by signalling the Indians that if the resolution goes through and results in a war crimes probe, Sri Lanka will tell all, so therefore Delhi had better help us.

Knowing Mr Weeratunga, I rather suspect it wasn’t his idea but that of someone of considerable influence who thinks himself capable of brilliant strategic moves.

If the IPKF reference is the Sri Lankan administration’s idea of a deterrent, then we are in a more serious mess than I thought. That reference was a classic instance of the condition known as being “too clever by half”.

In the first place, the probe that is sought to be foisted on Sri Lanka brackets off everything but the ‘last stages of the war’. This is not accidental. It is the last stages that the LTTE was on the run and incapable of maintaining its usual rate of atrocities. So anyone who wants to frame Sri Lanka would concentrate on the last stages. A Sri Lankan attempt to broaden the scope of the inquiry to include the whole of the war, encompassing the IPKF operations, wouldn’t get the requisite votes in the UNHRC if it were known that India was unhappy. That’s hardly fair but that’s the way it is.

In the second place, even if the years 1987-1990 were included in an international inquiry, one can bet that the hard-line Tamil Diaspora —which will furnish the witnesses— will focus on the Sri Lankan military and not rat out the Indians, because Sri Lanka is the enemy and India a possible ally or patron.

In the third place, the (probably) incoming Narendra Modi administration is likely to take greater exception to “anti-Indian” rhetoric by the Sri Lankan administration than the more moderate and understanding Congress administration. It could be a replay of the hostility between the JRJ administration and Indira Gandhi.

Lacking the ‘hard power’ to fight anything but an internal war, and incapable to either project hard power or use it as shield against vastly superior  hard power projection by external powers, Sri Lanka must know that its only defence shield is diplomatic.

The Weeratunga signal, applauded and amplified as it was by editorialists and columnists in the State media, does nothing to repair the hole in the Indo-Lanka equation which was a vital part of Sri Lanka’s diplomatic shield.

This wasn’t the only occasion on which Mr Weeratunga, probably acting as proxy, dropped a heavy hint about India. On the occasion of the launch of the unwisely named book ‘Gota’s War’ (unwisely because if you own the war you own the war crimes, and if you own the crime you get to do the time), Mr Weeratunga mentioned the Indian intrusion into Sri Lankan airspace and opined that it was lucky that Mahinda Rajapaksa was not President at the time, thereby clearly indicating that the present President unlike JR Jayewardene, wouldn’t have caved in to the Indians.

Whoever the ventriloquist was, that’s not the point. The point is that having isolated Sri Lanka through an imprudent foreign policy, JR Jayewardene had no option at that moment. Any resistance would have— as JN Dixit told JRJ—generated a wave of Indian airstrikes on a pre-selected target list, which would have damaged our armed forces and thus the Lankan state beyond repair. One can only wonder what Mr Weeratunga thought President Rajapaksa would or could have done or could indeed do if the same situation confronted him. Professor Rohan Gunaratne, a security academic known to be close to the Sri Lankan defence bureaucracy as well as the Israelis and the US military, can confirm that in the aftermath of the airdrop, President Jayewardene sent none other than the present (and eternal) UNP leader Mr Ranil Wickremesinghe to China and Pakistan to shop for anti-aircraft missiles and he came back empty handed.

If Sri Lanka gets its India policy wrong it gets its foreign policy wrong. If it gets its foreign policy wrong, it is strategically vulnerable in the face of superior external power. No domestic militarization can remotely compensate. Mervyn de Silva who dominated foreign policy and world affairs analysis in Sri Lanka for four decades, enunciated as a geopolitical and geostrategic axiom almost three decades ago, two years before the airdrop, the Accord, the IPKF and 13A, that Sri Lankan foreign policy must be centered on a non-hostile relationship with India”. (Lecture at Marga Institute on ‘External Aspects of the Ethnic Issue’ 1985)

Today, Sri Lanka faces the external relations tsunami it does in the UNHRC precisely because it got its foreign policy wrong, beginning with its India policy, in the post-war period, beginning in 2009, precisely in Geneva.

In the aftermath of the military and diplomatic victories of May 2009, there were two policy paradigms within the Sri Lankan state, one of which was weaker than the other. It is ironic that the paradigm which had proven successful was precisely the one in decline, having peaked in May 2009 with the diplomatic success in Geneva. We may term this the Realist (or Realist-Third Worldist) line. That perspective held that the sole guarantee of stabilising Sri Lanka’s military victory over the long term rested on a firm continuation of the Indo-Lanka relationship as the main axis of Sri Lanka’s attempt to leverage multi-polarity, allying with the global South and the emergent/pivotal powers (e.g. the BRICS). That strategy saved us from an international war crimes probe in Geneva in May 2009. The Realist paradigm recognised that given the Tamil Nadu factor, the Indo-Lanka equation would be eroded without devolution and that without the Indian factor, the Tamil Diaspora influenced West would move against Sri Lanka, which could not be adequately protected by China alone ( or by China and Pakistan).

The other policy perspective which eclipsed the Realist paradigm was what one may term the Neoconservative-unilateralist or militarist-unilateralist one. It was not new; it had merely been reborn. It was the same policy perspective that had been held and practised by the National Security Minister Lalith Athulathmudali as well as President JR Jayewardene’s son Ravi Jayewardene in the 1980s. Strangely, a perspective that had led the country to isolation and disaster arose from the grave to possess the soul of the Sri Lankan state in the aftermath of the military victory, driving out the Realist perspective which had helped further secure that victory by extending it to the diplomatic arena.  One reason could be that both the Army chief at the time as well as a member of the ruling troika were war veterans humiliated by the Indian airdrop of 1987 which aborted a Sri Lankan victory over the Tigers. Having served in the Athulathmudali years, they adhered to that doctrine and attempted to extend the victory over the LTTE to reverse the after effects of the Indo-Lanka Accord. For them, India was the new, or rather the old, enemy, and could be confronted now that the main instrument of India’s old policy, the armed Tamil insurgency, had been vanquished. In their world view, devolution, the 13th amendment, the provincial councils could all be ignored or rolled-back.

Thus the excellent Indo-Lanka equation of May 2009 was sacrificed to undo the old wrongs in the Indo-Lanka relationship, ignoring the strategic fact that it was precisely the Indo-Lanka accord and the resultant 13th amendment that formed the bedrock of the protective relationship that Sri Lanka now enjoyed with India. It was thought that Sri Lanka did not need India’s protection. Instead it was felt that Sri Lanka needed protection from India. Who would provide it? China, Pakistan and Israel, was the answer, in an echo of the failed answer of the Athulathmudali doctrine, namely the USA and Israel. The only difference between the Athulathmudali doctrine of the 1980s and its new avatar in 2009 was that the USA was improbably substituted by China, notwithstanding the clear signalling to the contrary by China itself.

The neo-Athulathmudali doctrine was sourced not merely in the security bureaucracy but also in the Ministry of External Affairs which had bitter memories of being bested by Indian diplomacy in the 1980s, including in Geneva. For this faction, relations with the USA were more important than those with India and could be improved even bypassing India. In their worldview only the USA and China mattered; multi-polarity and multi-polar balancing didn’t.

That President Rajapaksa was not initially a full convert to the new doctrine is best evidenced by the policy contradictions between him and General Sarath Fonseka over the ‘Indian threat’ in 2009. However, even after the split between the two and the political defeat of General Fonseka, the hawkish Neo-con doctrine with its anti-Indian emphasis, prevailed. While Fonseka was dislodged, the Fonseka Plan was pretty much adopted. Its most influential adherents included the country’s three top officials, two of whom remain while the third is a senior Ambassador (who may have undergone a conversion to realism, though his current successor in the MEA plays to anti-Indianism).

The first signs of the policy shift were precisely in Geneva. Therefore it is no surprise that the first bitter fruits of the errors of this policy line are to be felt in Geneva. What the policy shift achieved was to jeopardise the broad defensive coalition built up in Geneva which enabled the pre-emptive counteroffensive that pushed back beyond the horizon the ‘war crimes inquiry’ threat in 2009.

In 2008, the websites LankaWeb and Asian Tribune carried a story of a Sri Lankan High Commissioner announcing at a staff meeting that she would soon replace the then Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the UN in Geneva. That would prove prophetic, but later than foretold, thanks to the intervention of President Rajapaksa (as noted in The Island, April 31st, 2009). In February 2009, a top official in Colombo promised Mark Soper, the Israeli Ambassador accredited to Sri Lanka and based in Delhi, that the Sri Lankan Ambassador/PR in Geneva would be replaced in six months, when the war was over. That promise was kept, while those to the Indian Government and the UN Secretary General, made on May 21 and May 23rd 2009 and contained in joint statements were not.

The Sri Lankan policy in Geneva post-August 2009 was one of a shift to dependence on Israel and a courting of the West while downgrading the supportive bloc of the Special session of May 2009. Kow-towing to Tel Aviv was prioritized at the expense of continuity in Geneva which could have consolidated the diplomatic success of May 2009 and maintained the broad bloc which protected Sri Lanka from a war crimes inquiry. A reverse shift took place in 2011-2012, but it was episodic; a Third Worldist lurch without a solid relationship with India which in turn was possible only if there was a renewed public commitment to devolution. After the success in Geneva in May 2009, Sri Lankan diplomacy, far from staying with what had demonstrably worked, totally abandoned any commitment to devolution. The ‘D’ word disappeared from the discourse of the Sri Lankan state, even in its conversations with the world. Even today, while the elections to the Northern PC are rightly pointed to by Sri Lankan government representatives such as Minister Pieris and Mr Weeratunga as an important step forward, there is a silence on devolution, the 13th amendment and its implementation.

Viewed in retrospect, the ‘decapitation’ in mid-2009 (despite the diplomatic success of Sri Lanka at the Special session of May) of the sole diplomatic voice articulating the ‘D word’ and urging that it be understood as key to the equation with India which in turn was key to Sri Lanka’s defences in the world arena, signalled a sharp discontinuity of policy; a deviation, almost a rupture. The new policy was one of dependence on, overestimation of and imitation of Israel (and delusional overreliance on China). This was reflected in post-war domestic policy in the North and East as well as in the unilateralist truculence towards the outside world and the United Nations. Meanwhile Israel was counted upon to change US policy towards Sri Lanka.  In short, Israel replaced India in the mental architecture and consequently the policy architecture of the Sri Lankan decision-making elite. Occasionally it was even said that the US resolution was cunningly driven by India, rather than by the UK. India was perceived in certain quarters as The Enemy in the new (post-war) Cold War. Colombo was where it started; Geneva was where it first manifested itself. The intelligence of that shift in policy paradigm will be tested in a few weeks, in Geneva.

The March of Folly that will take us to Geneva March 2014, commenced in Geneva a few weeks after Sri Lanka’s diplomatic victory over an attempted war crimes inquiry resolution in May 2009. It is but a re-play of the March of Folly that led us to 1987.

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    Everyone seems to have conveniently forgotten that it was the POGROM (i.e. State instigated attacks on Tamils) of JULY 1983 that started the war, and India’s head first dive into Lanka.
    We need an inquiry into July 1983, and those who had COMMAND RESPONSIBILITY for the Pogrom of July 1983 need to be named and shamed – at least those who are not dead like Cyril Mathews.
    Also an ANNUAL commemoration and monument to remember the VICTIMS of the POGROME of July 1983 MUST be built in COLOMBO, so that the Sinhalaya Modayas who are now attacking Muslims and Christians will be reminded of their diabolical history and events of 1983 and a full and formal apology from the UNP for what happened..

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      Dayan, how come you have such high regard for the regime’s CHAOS SPECIALIST – Lalith Weeratunga?
      This corrupt Secretary to Mahinda Rajapaksa has turned the once proud Ceylon civil administrative service into a rotten carcass that carries out the commands of the Oriental Despot and his brothers (includind Basils Divi Neguama to loot poverty funds), has promised CHAOS if the Rajapakasa regime is made ACCOUNTABLE for its corruption and crimes by the international community!
      As you know doubt know, the CHAOS-THREAT POLICY (if the Mahinda Rajapaksa family is held accountable there will be CHAOS) is the Rajapaksa Brothers and Sons’ NO-EXIT STRATEGY to DIVIDE, DISTRACT and RULE Lanka by turning it into another Syria and unleashing the Sinhaia BBS to attack Muslims, Christians and Tamil minorities.. This policy and its implementing mechanisms are already in place so beware of Lalith W. the chaos specialist! The devious Wolf in Sheep’s cloths..

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        This guy is doing everything get a recall from the UPFA govet, in vain.

        He is paranoid about military attacks on Sri lanka from everyone from India to America as if the issue of Sri lanka is ‘that’ important to them.

        He seems to think wars cannot be won without commiting war crimes and therefore Gota has put his foot in it.

        What a fool! what a weired mind?

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          Godage,

          Why not engage the man? Based on substance in his article.

          Rather than screaming. In insulting language about his career goals.

          Cheers!

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            That’s impossible because that would involve using a brain.

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              I understand that the latest Channel 4 movie on unbelievable, but true, cruel and ghastly Sri Lankan genocide scenes of Tamils (taken by Sri Lankan soldiers) during the war is coming soon.

              Let it tear the masks of the embedded writers and analysts propping up the genocidal regime and its henchmen.

              These are the barbarians and the state the writers want Tamils to reconcile with!

              Better to perish than living under the jack boots of these barbarians.

              This movie must be shown in Geneva in March 2014.

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            Ben Hurling

            Now this man is desperate to distance himself from IPKF. He was an ardent advocate of more war mongering at the time.

            In case if IPKF is summoned (not that India is going to appear as witness) to face an investigation that will expose Dayan’s complicity directly or indirectly in war crimes perpetrated from 1987 to 1989.

            Man is worried.

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          Godage:

          If SL is not that important to them, then why push for a third resolution in succession? Gota did not just put his foot in, his head too has got stuck in it. Is that weird to you. Just try to coax Gota to visit the UK, then you may see the fun.

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            IT IS POINTLESS BLAMING THE THEORISTS (ATHULATHMUDALI OR FONSEKA)FOR THE ERRORS OF THE FOLLOWERS.

            ITS LIKE BLAMING GOD OR THE BUDDHA FOR THE ERRORS OF THEIR FOLLOWERS.

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        Dayan J, despite many foibles as part of the governing clique we are fated to suffer with – and his several attempts to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds is, streets ahead in his understand of the region and the world in foreign-policy matters. He, together with the suave Prof. G.L. Peiris, understand events far better than the imbeciles within the system who have taken this country down the garden path. This to the point where Ranil W -the eternal Leader of the Opposition, DJ’s description, more zero than hero, now warns “Sri Lankan people should not be held responsible” – comments made with the fate of Geneva in mind. Dayan writes of “those so-called brilliant strategists” conducting our Foreign Policy – the same fertile brains that gained infamy for us through the Grease Yaka comedy. All this accumulated hornswoggle earned nothing but disaster to the Big Chief. Ranil W clearly talks of possible UN sanctions in Geneva this March – like those debilitating sanctions that went to enormously hurt Zimbabwe, Iraq and Iran in recent times. It is far too late for the King now to scream in mortal fear “they are gunning to send me to the Electric chair” The man had all the time and the opportunities in the world to listen to the saner counsel of the UN. No less to honour his undertakings to the UN and India to rehabilitate his own Tamil people.

        Resurrecting the IPKF history now Is neither going to save the regime from impending calamity nor bring solace to the government. Why does an experienced and educated Indian leader like Salman Khurshid take Sri Lanka to the level of school-boys advising “not to quarrel with the world” Of course, as DJ suggests – feeble editors and editorials of the kept-press, one might add, can applaud and amplify what Lalith Weeratunga and his ventriquolists. But the damage is done. Narendra Modi identifies Sri Lanka along with Pakistan, China and Afghanistan as “dangers” to his Bharat. It is not the wisest of policies to get to the wrong side of the man. His fortunes are on the way up. He agreed to a visit yesterday to his native Gujarat by the current US Ambassador to India. That coming from a man who was given a public refbuke when he was refused a Visa to visit the USA only recently.

        The savvy DJ learns from his illustrious father, a great symbol of neutrality in both local and foreign affairs in his usually brilliant and semnal analysis. MdeS laid down anyone committing the rash mistake of conducting Sri Lanka’s foreign policy centred on a hostile relationship with India invites trouble. The Rajapakses have done that multiple times in projecting “India is our enemy” – a stand for which the late Lalith Athulathmudali, quoted here – also took the extremist position to get mileage out of the Sinhala majority. The Rajapakses do it to win the regular crop of elections now put before the people – whether they want it or not.

        This warped policy of refusing devolution, reasonable concessions and reconciliation to the Tamils via the 13th Amendment – promised both to India and the international communities on times many a number – will in no way reduce the nightmares of the Rajapakse. Refusal to honour these pledges, more by design than any other, will continue to haunt the regime.

        If there is one policy which the Rajapakses have done right – and that too against the established stand of DJ – is “the shift to dependence on Israel and the Western Powers..the new policy of dependence on overestimated and imitation of Israel” counted upon to change US Policy towards Sri Lanka. Whether Subramaniam Swamy should be thanked for this, I don’t know except the political harlot is known not to do anything summa (free)

        One wonders if DJ has entirely given up being given a free ride to Geneva in the team. His salutations to Lalith W as “Mr” more than once in this piece may well be indicative he still continues to hope.

        Kettikaran

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      BS!

      It was the natural reaction to Tamils killing 13 policeman. Alfred Doraiappah was killed in 1975. That’s when the war started.

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        The was declared at a public meeting by ITAK in Waddukkodai on 14th May 1976.

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      Really? I thought it was the massacre of 13 soldiers.

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        Series

        “Really? I thought it was the massacre of 13 soldiers.”

        You are free to think whatever you want to only if you are capable of thinking.

        In 1971 JVP killed nearly more than 50 members of armed forces and policemen. According to your logic the massacre by JVP terrorists should have sparked an anti Sinhalese riots killing proportionately about 10,000 innocent Sinhalese civilians and scores of properties either looted or burnt down.

        It didn’t happen.

        Why didn’t the Sinhala thugs react to the killing of security forces in 1971?

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        War started with the Vadakundi resolution in May 1976 if not earlier when Alfred Duraiappah was killed.

        Our foolish govt. was not willing to go all guns blazing against them.

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          Raw was here talent hunting in 72. Do you think they going to have a real star contest. They were recruiting for arm straining.

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      Yes we should have something to remember the innocent tamil victims of Black July so something like that never takes place again. The monument should also clearly state that by 1983 tamil terrorism was well and alive and that black July was a result of terrorists attacking the army and killing 13 soldiers in cold blood. That tamil terrorism was about the tamil eelam and not about Black July.

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        Liberal One

        Please refer to my comment above:

        Native Vedda
        February 14, 2014 at 4:13 am

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          Your claim that tamil terrorism arose as a response to Black July is just another lie propagated to justify the eelamist project bc violent separatist groups were already in operation by the 70s. LTTE killed Duraiyappah in 1975.

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            Illiberal,

            Do yourself a favour; before you rush to reply, just pose for a minute and think, reconcile, reflect and think again! Native pointed to his post, you did not read and comprehend it properly.

            July 1983 pogrom had racism at its base! In theory, SLA represent SL and it could have been the case that some of the 13 soldiers were Tamils and Muslims. When the IRA bombed the mainland Britain, the English did go on rampage and kill the Irish. The perception of the Sinhala is that, Sri Lanka belongs to them only; this is why they behaved differently when the JVP killed so many soldiers to what the LTTE did! Do you now get it?

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              Defeated terror supporter,

              Black july was all racism led by racists, that’s why I and all Sri Lankans including Sinhalese condemn Black July and made sure that no such thing got repeated to date.

              But claiming that Tamil terrorism is a response to Black July is a non starter that can only fool idiots that doesn’t know any history because Tamil terrorists were already operating even in mid 70s. It is a fact that Sinhala mobs attacked innocent Tamils after tamil terrorists killed 13 Sri Lankans soldiers and not vice versa. This is not bringing up excuses to the inexcusable Black July but confronting the myth that tamil terrorism was a response to Black July.

              Point me at-least one Sinhalese, even a most racist one that brings up excuses for Black July. The fact is there is none, but on the other hand defeated terror supporters always bring up pathetic excuses for killing us and destroying this country like, Black July, Sinhala only act, etc. You don’t have excuses for terrorism, period.

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                You are like a drug addict who does not admit to the addiction. Before July 1983 there was no appetite among the Tamils for rebellion and it is a fact! It was the hegemonic racism of the Sinhala and the government, orchestrated the attack on Tamils that pushed the Tamils towards arms in numbers. You can condemn all you like about the July 1983 but the underlying causes are still remain unresolved and you have no capacity to be a responsible majority. You want to be like the Muslims of Pakistan!

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                  Your argument doesn’t hold in what ever angle it is taken at. Just forget about tamil terrorists operating before the dreaded july of 1983 for a moment. According to your logic, if tamil terrorism was a response to the riots against tamils, the demand of LTTE should have been to stop violence against tamils not a 2/3rd of the sea or homelands or what not isn’t it?. Most importantly we should be able to move forward as riots against tamils are non-existent now right?. If so we are happy, lets move forward.

                  @native, so full of substance as always.

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                Don’t be too sure that all those who attacked Tamils in 83 were ‘Sinhalese’ mobs. I know for fact that there were some Tamils and Muslims from Slave island enacting ‘Jathi Alaya’on sea street.

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              There is no difference between 71 and 83 in the reaction of the Sinhala people in general. In 83 it was the UNP goons and not ordinary Sinhala people who attacked the Tamils.
              This is a well established fact and why try to distort that.
              The real question that begs answer is why did JRJ, being the astute he is claimed to be, allow this?

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            Liberal One

            Are you the long lost stupid brother of sach, Sarojini, chuti, Navin, Nak………….?

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              You can call others stupid when you don’t like what others say but that doesn’t change any thing,does it? except for the perception of who the veddha is?
              It is stupid to believe 83 riots were a reaction to the killing of 13 soldiers, not because I am saying so but for many people who have produced evidence to prove so and Mr. Rajan Hoole being one whose book on it is published in parts in the CT.

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        Not quite, VP and the clan were just a bicycle group before 83 and in July 83 JRJ complied with VP’s wish list. Men ,Money and Recognition.

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    DJ idiot is backbone less.

    Why shouldn’t we probe war crimes of IPKF ??

    Because you fear “Big” damn India ??

    So they can escape after killing innocents & raping women ??

    This joker Dayan should become Indian citizen & join Indian foreign service.

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      Yeah – it is a bit hard to understand. DJ has all his problems and got an axe to grind. But, he was spot on with the IPKF reference. You can’t blackmail India, suggesting that ‘we will expose IPKF atrocities, if you try to expose our 2009 atrocities’ card will not work’, he says. If you want India in your corner, you use subtle (or bribe) diplomacy, not threat. In his view, the ill-advised comment of Weeratunga would backfire on Sri Lanka. Let’s open all what happened in Sri Lanka. With a transparent and genuine inquiry, winners will be the Tamil!!!

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    Does Dayan want a post from the Indian Government? Busy defending the GoI! Seems DJs angling for a position in Delhi, since there have been no invitations from the Rajapaksa regime for him to defend Lanka is Geneva..

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    The day you allowed China into your doorstep against India, cunning game of RAW will be very much prevalent. You Sinhala racist elements thought you are clever and Indians are fools, and there will be a time you would come to know what is the cleverness of Indian Raw elements. I tell you, both china and India have different game plans in same direction in parellal, not hurting eachother, only stupids are Pakistanis,Bangaldeshis and Silly lankans.

    Here is the checkmate:

    If china’s influence is growing next to my door(TN), then India will multiply its nuclear arsenal in TN and Kerala coastal lines quoting its necessity for its deterrent. If India failed to safeguard it, chinese has cunning plan of splitting India into many, if that succeeds, TN for say, separated, then you will see the fun game from there onwards!
    End loosers are sinhala-racists elements, pity they drown their fellow good sinhalese too.

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      Manikesekaran,

      Is this the fun and games you are after?

      Real fun games may start in Tamil Nadu earlier than you think. The low grade Nuclear Power Station in Tamil Nadu built by low grade Indian engineers can erupt anytime, like did the Bopal volcano, but with more explosive fire power. You will see idiots of Tamil Nadu in fun and games mode running around like headless chooks, won’t you? They like fire crackers in Tamil Nadu,a fireworks display is always a bonus. But, when that happens please keep your bretheren to your side (Endia side) of Palk Strait.

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        We know to care for any nuclear disaster, go and fall at the feet of chinese to get your “nullicholai” coal power station working for atleast few days in a year.

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          I mean “thermal power station”

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        lal

        The Sinhala people cant do any thing but rely on China

        the Norochcholai power plant nuilt by chinese is breaking down without any power being generated

        The Hambantota Harour built by the Chinese too shallow and also have a hughe rock at the bottom a dnis dysfunctionl

        The Hambantoat Airport buit by the Chinses is dysfunctional as the aircrafts cant safely alnd and take off

        who knows what cock up they will make in the port city

        so do not take a swipe at Tamil Nadu.
        Tamil nadu is home to nuclear power station, motor industry and space research centre.

        The Tamils of NE built a planes and sub marines from nothing to fly to colombo undetceted in the night ro to surface at Galle and sabotage Nava ships

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          You should also mention the invention of suicide jacket. To be frank that had us running for our lives for decades.

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            and the plane that flew to colombo on the night of the world cup cricket semi finals that made all you guys crap on their sofa

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        You are a sick man Lal.

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      MANIAsekaran,

      Did not realize there was such a sharp “analyst” hidden inside your Tamil racist mindset.

      Keep more coming please!

      I will quit watching my weekly comedy on TV. Prefer to read your paranoid rubbish instead. Lot more entertaining.

      Cheers!

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        Paranoid rubbish! You rabbit! Rub your little brain!

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      Did it take this much time for the Einstein to figure out that world powers have their own games and this has nothing to do with alleged war crimes? Congratulations for coming back to earth.

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      Mani, Raw has been talent hunting here long before the Chinese came here. My be you were not even born by then. As for the stupidity of the Indians I am sure don’t need my help in that, see what your politicians are doing to you.
      OMG! what are you going to do with nuclear arsnal? Going to obliterate Sri Lanka from the face of the earth? I am going to dig my hole right now! at least if I can’t save myself, I’ll have decent burial!!
      Hay, wait minute, then what about your beloved Eelam?
      check mate! dear
      cunning but not very.

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        My politician are not doing worser than what gota, baccha doing to you! that’s for sure! We know to give safe exit in exigencies to our brother.

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    If Sri Lanka wants to include the entire period of the war then Tamils should demand the entire period since independence be included to decide whether Sri Lankan state took genocidal actions against Tamils from the beginning.

    This will provide ample evidence of the Sri Lankan state atrocities against Tamils, many of which are well known to the world.

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      Dayan’s analysis makes some sense in terms of foreign policy and its pros and cons.

      However, he ignores the root cause of all this folly of the Sri Lankan rulers is the Mahavamsa thinking entrenched in the Sinhalese psyche, that Tamils and other minorities must somehow be subjugated. This lead the rulers to Machiavellian politics of manipulation of the world leaders. They think they are smarter than the smartest in the world.

      Foreign policy alone is not sufficient to persuade the international community, you must have the necessary facts on the ground to support your sincerity.

      The ground reality is diametrically opposite to their words, in other words they are liars, as Milliband said some time back.

      The other fact he ignores in his analysis is the Channel 4 exposure of the gruesome war crimes and crimes against humanity of the military during the war, thanks to the altruistic efforts of Callum Macrae. This exposure lead to widespread protest from Tamil Nadu and elsewhere. These events helped the international community and the UN to form their opinion and take side with the just cause of Tamils.

      In sum foreign policy without substance to support is an empty shell. Truth will emerge in Geneva and the emperor will be found naked.

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      Why stop at independence? We all know of the crimes committed during the colonial era that were left unpunished. Oh! But the Tamils wouldn’t ask for that because after all, David Cameron would feel a little betrayed.

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      Good idea we should also look into the endless tamil invasions of Sri Lanka pre colonial time. How Tamil invaders destroyed Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa from time to time and engaged in genocides. When do we start?

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      Good Idea. Lets start…. from when? 1923? when Eelam came out.

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    I agree that Mahinda Rajapaske stands hideously exposed trying to outmaneuver international players using his crude homegrown measures.

    The MR special, ‘Ad Hominem’ attack for example seems to deter Banki for a while. Banki would not have appreciated being referred to as a ‘terrorist’. Although he would have tolerated the regime battling vile terrorists then.

    Independent investigation is not that hard. It can be done locally with non-military personnel. What is stopping the investigation is a hope that the nuisance will dissipate over time. Tamils think they can get Mahinda Rajapase to incriminate himself. In addition to not being a signatory to Rome Statute of ICC ther are so many ways around that though.

    All this is because Tamils have lost leverage of terror trying to cling to last hope they have with ‘war crimes’ . The govt should do the investigation and invite international observers with the political deliberations in the PSC.

    Clashing with India is silly. India did after all pay the price losing its PM and having to suffer humiliating Vietnam style withdrawal. Tamils also lost in a big way. Sri Lanka is the winner. Although the shine of the victory may be lost depending on how the game is played next.

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    Manikesekera,

    “If India failed to safeguard it, chinese has cunning plan of splitting India into many, if that succeeds, TN for say, separated, then you will see the fun game from there onwards!”

    The fun game with the Tamil Nadu has been going on for 2500 yrs. Lets see your fun game then.

    Good luck

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      But next time we should make sure to kick out all the stragglers from Tamil Nadu back into the ocean. Otherwise they’ll start discovering bogus ancient homelands here too LOL

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        Derv

        “Otherwise they’ll start discovering bogus ancient homelands here too LOL”

        As you have discovered your bogus ancient homeland in the entire island. If anything you should kick yourself out of the island and into Tamilnadu.

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          Why? are there any Sinhalese in Tamil Nadu? I Thought sinhala is spoken only in Sri Lanka. and why do Native Vedda people of Sri Lanka speak a language that closely goes with Sinhala and not Tamil?

          Of course an inferior complexed, ignorant Sinhalaya hiding behind a native pseudo name would not know that.

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            XXX

            “I Thought sinhala is spoken only in Sri Lanka.”

            Though you speak Sinhala you share Tamilnadu gene and your ancestors came all the way from South India by kallathoni.

            “Of course an inferior complexed, ignorant Sinhalaya hiding behind a native pseudo name would not know that”.

            A stupid Sinhalese, who is suffering from identity crisis should not be expected to know about new genetic and other studies. I believe you are very much comfortable with your own stupidity.

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              Did you along with your NGO paymaster invent this theory on genes of Sinhalese?

              I’m sorry to break this to you but Sinhalese share the majority of their Genes with eastern India but no exact match.

              Sinhalese share gene traits with Tamils bc tamils who came from time to time integrated into the host population.

              and what identity crisis? Like hiding behind a native pseudo name to attack Sinhalese with filth? I thought your NGO paymaster instructed you to do so and not something to do with identity crisis.

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          NV, What do you consider Americans, Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians, Brazilians, Argentinians and so on to be? A lot that needs to be kicked out and the natives restored?
          At least the Sinhala’s have a long history on their side unlike the Europians that invaded these countries.

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            NAK

            Kick them all back to their motherland.

            Kick yourself out of my island and back to Tamilnadu.

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      Ravi Perera

      “The fun game with the Tamil Nadu has been going on for 2500 yrs. Lets see your fun game then.”

      Of course it is fun for Tamilnadu to have increased the Sinhala speaking population by exporting their surplus stupid people over 2,500 years. The descendants of those Kallathoni Tamils while calling themselves Sinhala/Buddhists display the level of stupidity similar to their forefathers and their Tamil brethren in this island as well as elsewhere in every aspect of their self destructive life style.

      The common trait has something to do with their shared DNA.

      Have fun.

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    Dayan has got offended when IPKF was mentioned!!

    RAW RAW RAW/

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    This pundit continue to talk much about his failed diplomatic success of may 2009 Geneva. You don’t call it success when it is volatile with change of diplomatic personal. He talks about foreign policy but doesn’t say about National policy. The problem is about national policy, not about foreign policy. Do you have a national policy to resolve National problems? The fundamental problem in this island is that there is no national policy. This island have a policy for Buddhist Sinhala only. You cannot justify the Buddhist Sinhala only policy as a National policy of this island because there are Tamil speaking Nationals live in this island as a legitimate citizens of this island. You cannot have a 100 per cent Sinhala armed forces in a multi ethnic Nation. Before facing the Geneva, think about how you can resolve the national issues and how you can bring the rule of law from rule of jungle.

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    Real name [Edited out]

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    Weeratunge’s comments may not be tactically expedient for the Rajapaksa regime but the fact is that the war crimes of the IPKF, comprising the Indian infantry, one of the most ruthless of all the infantries of the armies in the world, committed against the Tamil people constituted some of the worst done in connivance with the Sri Lankan establishment.Bensen

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    Relax mate.

    Geneva is not the end of the Rajapaksas.

    Cameron will bust his ass to get the resolution through by bribing the poor Nations among the members, and Uncle Sam forcing her stooges some of whom wouldn’t know Eelaam Tigers from a Pallas’s cat.

    Indian FM’s recent statement is an indication that Manmohan is not going to bend over to Cameron that easily this time around.

    If Sonia does, it will be the biggest insult to her husband who was blown into bits for trying to bring peace to the Tamils.

    The sad part is the Tamils now in charge in the North haven’t even said sorry up to date.

    So what is in there for Gandhi’s party to give Cameron and his Diaspora Tiger voters a victory in Geneva and make them look like the new World Championship Trophy holders in HR.

    With Rajiv’s asassination, and half a Million infants dying in Iraq because of the sanctions imposed on Saddam by Cameron’s predecessors what an appropriate title would that be for the Cameron Diaspora Duo to hold.

    By the way , the LTTE proxy Sambandan’s hand picked CM is more worried about his new subjects getting on the “piss” smoking and even indulging in hard stuff, with the money sent by the asylum seekers.

    His recent speech at the Varani Central College is fascinating,

    Not a single accusation of Genocide, Widow Rape and Land Grabbing.

    This is what he said,

    Youngsters, are into drugs, smoking, mobiles , internet, , taking girl friends to movies with sex themes , bribing cops, driving cars , all with free flowing Dough sent from overseas.

    All of them want to go overseas and none want to work..

    No wonder our hard working Southerners who will never have this luxury of overseas dough for free or any chance of refugee status in the West are flocking to fill Mason, carpenter, road worker jobs.

    And the Tamils living there need these Southerners to build them a comfortable e life , whether TNA likes it or not.

    Our Govt should let Cameron and Diaspora pass more resolutions.

    More resolutions mean more votes to Rajapksa and perhaps two more terms which will bring our GDP per capita to around USD 7500 minimum.

    If Cameron wants to do a “Spring” through sheer frustration the Colombo Intelligentsia the Anglicans and the Vellalas will have to supply the Militias as the” Jaffna youth won’t be leaving their GF’s Cars and the Internet.

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      Don’t mention things like GDP per capita. Refugees domiciled in west, doing the scavenging jobs will lose their little sanity left trying to grasp these things.

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    “Professor Rohan Gunaratne, a security academic known to be close to the Sri Lankan defence bureaucracy as well as the Israelis and the US military,”

    Poor Dayn have to quote/rely on this this fraudulent Rohan …that confirm all about Dayan as well

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    This is Dayan’s open application to Mahinda with the aim to catch the last flight to Geneva

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    Dayan regurgitates the same old things again and again.

    Dayan -the greatest human to walked the earth and who won in 2009 and can win again in 2014, send me send me send me…..

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    Viewed in retrospect, the ‘decapitation’ in mid-2009 (despite the diplomatic success of Sri Lanka at the Special session of May) of the sole diplomatic voice articulating the ‘D word’ ………..

    My my someone singing their own praises LOL

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    I hope the Decapitation is consolidated instead of letting this grey monkey take over the word space in CT.

    Why cant he decapitate his mouth?

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    Mahinda Rajapaksa kicked the ladder that helped him to get to the top by getting rid of LTTE.

    Indian central gouvenment supported the war effort immensly even going against the Tamilnadu factor.

    The Americans supported the Lankans with valuble inteligence to defeat the tigers.

    UN supported silently by looking the otherway while Mahinda hunted the tigers and inflicted harm on the civilians who got caught in the cross fire.

    Sarath Fonseka nearly gave his life in the fight against V.P

    Dayan went to Geneva and faught an impossible battle and won.

    There are too many people to mention who helped the country directly and Mr Medamulana & co indirectly to win the war and elections.

    As a general rule, he who helps you during war gets a piece of cake in rebuilding.

    But Mr Madamulana decided to have it all for him and his cronis by giving the best part of the cake to Chinese.

    The problems started since then.

    What the US, UK,India wants is for us to share the cake with them.(may be Sarath F and Dayan J also would like to have more than mere crumbs!)

    True to the habit of Mr Madamulana who chew and spit people who help him in times of need , he did the same to the countries who helped us to get rid of the tiger.

    Not only that, he humiliated them. showed them the middle finger.

    True Madamulana stuff.

    Untill we do a soul search and a radical course correction we will be heading towards desaster and that is written on big letters on the wall in Geneva.

    Good luck mother Lanka!

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      chatura

      “Dayan went to Geneva and faught an impossible battle and won.”

      You are tickling me, please stop it.

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    “..In the aftermath of the military and diplomatic victories of May 2009, there were two policy paradigms within the Sri Lankan state, one of which was weaker than the other. It is ironic that the paradigm which had proven successful was precisely the one in decline, having peaked in May 2009 with the diplomatic success in Geneva. We may term this the Realist (or Realist-Third Worldist) line. That perspective held that the sole guarantee of stabilising Sri Lanka’s military victory over the long term rested on a firm continuation of the Indo-Lanka relationship as the main axis of Sri Lanka’s attempt to leverage multi-polarity, allying with the global South and the emergent/pivotal powers (e.g. the BRICS). That strategy saved us from an international war crimes probe in Geneva in May 2009. The Realist paradigm recognised that given the Tamil Nadu factor, the Indo-Lanka equation would be eroded without devolution and that without the Indian factor, the Tamil Diaspora influenced West would move against Sri Lanka, which could not be adequately protected by China alone ( or by China and Pakistan)..”

    I am fed up with the nonsense this loony Disk Jokey is dumping. It is a waste of time to read this silly stuff but I will write something to expose this mumpora talks.

    It is a lessen we learned in the kindergarten that when a naughty boy or girl does something wrong the good teacher do not in the first place resort to cane the mischievous child. The teacher says, alright, no more and correct the mistake and show me the progress. This is exactly what happened at Geneva in 2009 and not anything magical like this fool is haranguing from dawn to dusk. This joker for the past several months made a big gung ho about impending Geneva debacle and established his position in the public domain. He now has departure from that standing and adopted a regurgitating outlook on so called 2009 Geneval victory. We do not need this stupid man to tell us about what is going to happen in Geneva ultimately. The writing are on the wall and we all witnessed how the writings were being made day by day with each severing of the strand of democracy and rule of law. The [Edited out] is surely at fishing in the muddy water. He hopes MARA will ultimately turn towards him to rescue him internationally and in the meantime he could restore his lost post, stipend and privileges? Supposing you get a chance, how are you going to defend the regime and the country anyway? By aligning with India and tampering with foreign policy? Don’t dangle your dehydrated nut bag man. Even starving rats may detest it. What do you say about implementation of 13A, 17A, abolition of 18A, conduct of international war crimes tribunal against the perpetrators including the Rajapakshas, army commanders and others responsible and punishing them to the satisfaction of the international standards? What is your position about white van abductions, paramilitary and extrajudicial killings, killings of media personnel and arson? What is your standing about the completely non-existence of media freedom in the country? Why don’t you strongly condemn BBS et al and the religious hate mongering? Don’t try to fool us lunatic [Edited out], you have no answers to these issues and you never speak or write about these real issues. You never belonged to the grass-root, burdened, exploited and suffering lot in the country. Throughout your whole life what you have been doing is to write some isolated, fantastic and [Edited out] not related to this world and tried to show up your messed up and irrelevant mentality.

    With a strapped book bag hanging from your shoulder you used to [Edited out]. You quoted from book written about far away and most distant things to our lives to show your “erudition”! You never knew how to eat a fried chicken with a friend but instead said , “This domestic fowl belonging to the species Gallus gallus marinated in balsamic vinegar and sage and thyme does raise the sensory nerves on my tongue” This is the real Disk Jokey we have seen from you. You are junk now as Norochcholai! By the way, why don’t you write something about Norochchilai because its failure has put on the country and the poor electricity users a huge burden? Don’t you know who obtained how much commission do allow to dump this lemon here?

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      Silva – this DJ`S attitude is very common to many in Srilanka. That is really bad for young ones, if they would ever try to learn some thing from these figures.
      This category DJ belong to often feel that they should make aware the people, sometimes not knowing the basics of the alarming issues or perhaps intentionally neglecting them the core issues.
      Like DJ has not added anything about the erosion of rule of law and order, even after that unconsitutional impeachment process against former CJ Dr. SB was carried out.
      Most of the time, I agree with your comments to this and other forums.

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        Sirimal,

        You are welcome comrade!

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    “The Sri Lankan policy in Geneva post-August 2009 was one of a shift to dependence on Israel and a courting of the West while downgrading the supportive bloc of the Special session of May 2009. Kow-towing to Tel Aviv was prioritized at the expense of continuity in Geneva which could have consolidated the diplomatic success of May 2009 and maintained the broad bloc which protected Sri Lanka from a war crimes inquiry. “

    Ha ha haa……

    First DJ said it was he who won at the UNHRC, in May 2009. Then, on the last Article, he said it was His excellency’s lies that the international community counted at the UNHRC; so he is not the one lied and Lakshman Kiriella was wrong on saying that. Now Israel is the one doing very thing.; not his master; Not even China.

    Ha ha ha….

    Nobody, not even Chris Norris can match DJ on lies.

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    In my humble opinion, the $60000 question is :

    1. Will India ( be it Modi or Gandhi ) ever want to see an independent
    Tamil nation in Sri Lanka’s North, which is also India’s backyard ??

    2. What advantage will India gain by having an independent Tamil
    state in Sri Lanka’s North which also happens to be India’s
    backyard ?

    If the answer to both these questions is a resounding NO & NONE then why would India join other interested Nations to DECAPITATE Sri Lanka ??

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      India don’t take it lightly when their neighbors grow at pace while they stagnate.

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        The Hindu-Tamil heritage will make Tamil Eelam India´s staunchest ally in the region. After a debilitating armed struggle that has sapped all their resources, the Sri Lankan Tamils, known for their common sense and pragmatism, would hardly opt to waste their energy promoting a separatist struggle in Tamil Nadu against all-powerful India. Also, the Sri Lankan Tamils, numbering at a maximum of about three million, would prefer to retain their identity across the Palk Straits rather than be subsumed within the larger mass of 55 million Indian Tamils. To be realistic, then, while a Tamil Eelam would continue to have cultural, social and economic bonds with Tamil Nadu, a political union does not seem possible

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          thivya

          As far as Hindians are concerned Sri Lanka is a Sinhala state of India.

          “The Hindu-Tamil heritage will make Tamil Eelam India´s staunchest ally in the region.”

          You may want to be staunchest ally the Hindians don’t give two hoot about it. What does it mean being a staunchest Hindu-Tamil ally? It means nothing.

          I wonder why you people have to beg the Hindians for their friendship, after witnessing their collusion with Sinhala/Buddhists state.

          What can you give Hindia that they don’t have?

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        Liberal One

        “India don’t take it lightly when their neighbors grow at pace while they stagnate.”

        You may be right, however Sri Lanka is planning to buy 3,000 buses from India. That shows how stagnant India is.

        On the other hand India continues to train at least 850 members of armed forces a year. This is another sign of great leap for Sri Lanka.

        There may be other growth areas which I may not know, such as increase in number of beach boys, prostitutes, fathers raping their own daughters, monks abusing children, ….. politicians holding top offices smuggling drugs, ……….

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          Don’t show your level of IQ in pubic like this. There are accepted statistics to measure the development of a country but that does not include your perverted fantasies. It’s not that hard really, even an illiterate self hating kalu sudda like you should be able to do a research on growth rates of India from 2000-2005 and how it is stagnating after 2008.

          Or else continue to be the anti sri lankan self hating troll you are with fact-less irrelevant comments.

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      ” ….the Sri Lankan Tamils, numbering at a maximum of about three million, would prefer to retain their identity across the Palk Straits rather than be subsumed within the larger mass of 55 million Indian Tamils. To be realistic, then, while a Tamil Eelam would continue to have cultural, social and economic bonds with Tamil Nadu, a political union does not seem possible.”
      DBSJeyaraj.

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        UNLIKELY UNION:

        Before the Sri Lankan Tamils are asked to sacrifice their democratic aspirations on the dubious altar of Indian unity, it would be prudent to examine the validity of the fears expressed about Tamil Nadu´s secession. One can understand the motivations and compulsions of Sinhala hardliners when they stress this aspect, but it is puzzling to find Indian commentators dwelling on this. Such paranoia can only mean that these analysts have neither understood the basis of India´s own unity, nor the transformed nature of Tamil nationalism in India. They also seem oblivious to the strong undercurrents of Sri Lankan Tamil nationalism and its aspirations, as also the differences between Tamil Nadu Tamils and Eelam Tamils. Unlike Pakistan, independent India opted for secularism as its core value—multi-religious, multi-linguistic and multi-ethnic in its dimensions. And despite the tensions and prophesies of doom, India has flourished as a united country. When linguistic problems arose in India, the device of language-based states helped alleviate them. The most vibrant separatist movement to emerge within India was in Tamil Nadu, or Madras as the state was known then. This Dravidian separatist movement was propelled by anti-Brahmin, anti-North Indian notions.

        But when China attacked India in 1962, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (DMK) led by CN Annadurai demanded that his party be included in the “roll call of honour” to defend India. Subsequently, the DMK also realised that its “Dravida Nadu” cry, while eliciting some support, would have to be abandoned if it were to win the state elections. Besides, the other Dravidian states of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, remained un-enthused by the Dravidian ideology. The DMK that had 15 seats in the 1957 assembly elections, won 50 in 1962, after it tore down the secessionist plank. Rather than be opposed to it, Tamil nationalism found it easier to assert itself under the aegis of Indian unity.

        There were times when the Tamil identity reasserted itself with vehemence, as when the Centre decided to impose Hindi on the state in 1965, triggering a mass agitation headed by the DMK. Two years later, in 1967, the DMK rode the crest of a wave to capture power in the state, and went on to adopt Tamil as the state language, along with English. The state also changed its name from Madras to Tamil Nadu. (Two years ago, Madras city itself underwent a name-change, and is now ´Chennai´.) In recent times, rather than any exclusive Tamil sovereignty, the DMK has been seeking regional autonomy. Moreover, the political parties of Tamil Nadu are now important players at the Centre, with the power to make or mar governments. The current Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance has eight ministers from the state.

        Tamil Nadu´s is thus the unique case of a state with a once-flourishing separatist movement having metamorphosed into a powerful votary of national integrity. The state has come a long way from the days when people would immolate themselves for the cause of ´Mother Tamil´. Economically, Tamil Nadu is taking good advantage of being part of India, what with the computer revolution and the opening up of the economy. Indeed, it would seem that the Tamils of Tamil Nadu are quite willing to bask under the Indian sun.

        Against this background, there is nothing that can be done with the fear of Tamil Nadu seceding from the Indian state in the wake of an Eelam in Sri Lanka, but to dismiss it. The half-baked assertion by many non-Tamil commentators that the “simple” demonstration effect of Tamil Eelam would incite the Tamil Nadu Tamils to opt for it, is arrogantly puerile and indicates nothing but a misplaced sense of ethnic superiority — by individuals who view Tamilians as “mindless morons” who “thinks with their blood”. Neither do these analysts seem to understand that little Tamil Eelam would not be able to entice or absorb Tamil Nadu, numerically and geographically. Moreover, it is hard to imagine the culturally richer Tamil Nadu willing to accept Tamil Eelam leadership when it comes to its own future, much as the head will not be wagged by the tail.

        Likewise, neither does it seem likely that if ever Tamil Eelam becomes a reality, those at its helm would seek to promote secessionism in Tamil Nadu. The Sri Lankan Tamils know only too well that any untoward provocation by them would prompt India to move in and perhaps even annex the nascent state to prevent longterm consequences. Besides, the new state will be heavily dependent on India, which will be its ´protector´. The Hindu-Tamil heritage will make Tamil Eelam India´s staunchest ally in the region. After a debilitating armed struggle that has sapped all their resources, the Sri Lankan Tamils, known for their common sense and pragmatism, would hardly opt to waste their energy promoting a separatist struggle in Tamil Nadu against all-powerful India. Also, the Sri Lankan Tamils, numbering at a maximum of about three million, would prefer to retain their identity across the Palk Straits rather than be subsumed within the larger mass of 55 million Indian Tamils. To be realistic, then, while a Tamil Eelam would continue to have cultural, social and economic bonds with Tamil Nadu, a political union does not seem possible..

        (Tamil Nadu. Taamil Eelam and Greater Eelam June 2000
        By D.B.S.Jeyaraj )

        http://www.himalmag.com/component/content/article/2067-Tamil-Nadu.-Taamil-Eelam-and-Greater-Eelam.html

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          Good points posted, there is no request from any corner of TN to separate it from rest of India unless any government like stupid congress which irked the people by standing with genocide srilanka government. This factor is well realised by BJP and that should play advantageous to Srilankan Tamils.

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    The unholy muddle Sri Lanka’s foreign policy strategy is in is a great boon for those fighting to bring Rajapaksa to the court of human rights. Lies and deception by Weeratunga or G L Peiris, Samarasingha or Kunanayagam, Dayan Jayatilleke or R Aryasinghe can never be made believable whoever tells them in the absence of evidence. The world outside is not the gullible Sinhala masses who can be rolled again and again. Dayan’s discomfort at the impending UNHRC censure of the Rajapaksa regime is heartwarming for me.

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    The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China backs the Sri Lankan government in safeguarding national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. “We believe in the Sri Lankan people’s wisdom and capacity to handle their own affairs.” The Chinese communist party does not value India’s, Japan’s and the other South East Asian countries’ sovereignty and territorial integrity. However, the Chinese communist party is safeguarding national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka. This is nothing but duplicity of the Chinese communist party. I really don’t think any of the Chinese or Sri Lankan leaders really understands what is about to unfold in the Indian Ocean. This is going to get ugly beyond their prediction. But the real losers are Sri Lankans and other Asians. Remember, India felt threatened, and created the LTTE when President J R went behind the US. Ultimately, Sri Lankans paid for it with the THIRTY years of war and losing more than 100,000 people. Now President Mahinda Rajapaksa is going behind China and pushing India towards the West. India does not have a choice; it must go with the West. The West knows that Asia is getting bigger and powerful, and the West will do everything to break Asia. If the Chinese communist party really understands the West’s power and knowledge it would not go against India or Japan. Even if China, India and Japan joint together still they can’t defeat the West, because the West is so powerful. How in this earth the Chinese communist party is going to fight against the West, India and Japan?

    The Chinese communist party is the same as the Japanese emperor who decided to attack the pearl harbour without knowing the implications of his action. Eventually, the US dropped two atomic bombs and made them to suffer and surrender unconditionally. The Japan emperor made his people, Chinese, Koreans and other Asians to suffer. Likewise, the Chinese communist party will make others to suffer in Asia. The Chinese people who have been working hard to make the Chinese communist party rich will end up in nothing, because of the Chinese communist party’s actions. The Chinese communist party and the Rajapaksa regime are playing a dangerous game in the Indian Ocean. They will betray their people and undermine Asia. The ultimate losers are Sri Lankans, and other Asians, but the winners are the Westerners. The US will do everything to pass the third resolution against Sri Lankan government at the UNHRC meeting next month. India will support it, in order to stop the Chinese influence in Sri Lanka. However, it will open up a foothold for the West in the Indian Ocean. Strategically speaking, it is a dangerous move for the Asians.

    This world has so much to offer, but the Chinese communist party is limited in its thinking. There is no need to fight against India or Japan. Canada is the second largest country in the world. Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. These two countries have enormous resources. Instead of buying companies, employing Asians, and take control of these two countries’ resources; the Asians are consumed with hatred and want to destroy themselves and Asia. China should focus on Australia and NZ, India should focus on Canada. In 50-100 years these three countries must be under Asians. Australia, Canada and New Zealand are occupying by the invaders. The West took-over others’ countries on genocide to have resources; therefore, leading other counties economy and controlling others’ resources is far better than killing millions of innocent people. The West can’t fight against China and India, because China and India have nuclear weapons. Any war against the mighty Asians would destroy the whole world. Time has come for the Asians to think beyond their region. A war is imminent, if the Asians don’t think beyond their region. A war between the Asian countries will undermine the whole Asian region.

    The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die; “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” The Five Eyes says to the world, surely you will have freedom and prosperity, but the Five Eyes has robbed the whole world and killed more than two hundred million people. The Americans, Canadians, Australians, and Kiwis don’t even live in their own countries. Where did they come from? They all came from the United Kingdom. The British robbed the whole world and eliminated millions of people to invade others’ countries. And proclaimed the sun never sets on the British Empire. Who is the master of Lies; the serpent or the Five Eyes? The Five Eyes members are the greatest deceivers of all time. The Chinese and Sri Lankan leaders have no idea what is about to unfold in the Indian Ocean. The Chinese communist party is underestimating the deceivers who killed more than Adolf Hitler, yet they have the ability to occupy the moral high ground.

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    Dayan makes an excellent analysis while betraying his inability to engage in critical thinking devoid of emotional subjectivity. Calling Dayan names or attributing motives to him does not diminish the essence of his thesis. We have got our India equation wrong. There is nothing vulgar about any body wanting to get back to the business of diplomacy. Godage should know.

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    A free ride to Vietnam with MR and a free breakfast there made DJ forget how MR kicked him out of Geneva.

    Self appointed political pundits, ready to lick the last crumb should be careful what they say and write because some people still can remember.

    When the going was good for yourself you defended tooth & nail the zero casuelty theory.

    Now what are you tring to tell us?

    Consistency is the missing word in your dictionary.

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      chatura

      “Now what are you tring to tell us? Consistency is the missing word in your dictionary.”

      He once wrote that the world around him had changed hence he had changed.

      He takes 64 positions all at the same time, and does not mean anything he writes. In essence he supports the preservation of state at any costs and wants to be part of the establishment.

      As you said some people can still remember or some people can retrieve his typing from storage if necessary.

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        NV, Disk Jokey seems to have invented the 69 position all alone sans a partner. There are only a few degrees to stretch out for “introvert self-sufficient ejaculation”.

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          Silva

          “There are only a few degrees to stretch out for “introvert self-sufficient ejaculation”.”

          My translation of the above: does he play with his willy until willy becomes tired?

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            Tired? Willy just hates his lying mouth and calling out for dentist. In the meantime willy has gone into shrinkage infinitesimal due to a hot hot chilli attack on the face.

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    Can these political talks, Tamil activism and lobbying deliver 20% GDP that Rajapakse yielded for Northern Province ? It was always Sinhala Buddhists that brought civilization and prosperity to Tamils.

    Being ungrateful, and worshiping whiteman,Tamil race making a gross underestimation agian as did during the war. All that drug money at least could built decent public facilities for Tamil Nadu, India.

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      That is the problem.

      That is why Sinhalese are modayas. They help their enemies. Only lunatics help their enemies.

      Muslim friends are attacked!!

      What a bunch of modayas.

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      Tough luck debating facts and figures with these hate mongers and their local buddies. They genuinely believe that Tamil Nadu has a higher per capita income than Sri Lanka even after a bloody 3 decade war.

      If the stupid terrorists allowed Sri Lanka to grow without falling to the trap of stagnating India at that time, we could have easily reached where Malaysia is at today.

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        really, then why had sri lanka lagged behind singapore by 1977 ???

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          The socialists. In 1977 people defeated the failed socialists with an overwhelming majority for the market oriented economic policies of UNP.

          India which was struggling with a closed economic mindset at that time got alarmed and created and armed the tamil terror groups.

          and pls note that I’m not talking about Singapore but Malaysia. I hope you know the difference of per capita between them.

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            You answer why Malaysia with 8% Indian origin( Mostly Tamil population) grew when you failed with Same amount of Tamil population.

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      Raiv Gundhi

      “It was always Sinhala Buddhists that brought civilization and prosperity to Tamils.”

      Did they? Then let us see some evidence.

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    JRJ should have called Rajiv’s bluff in 87 and let him invade Sri Lanka. There is noting new in that and the Sinhalese could have joined the Tamils in giving a better dose of what they got from the Tigers.

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    Dayan and his Geneva Gonibilla. And his scaremongering of an impending invasion by the Indians unless we listen to the Indian dictats.
    May be NaMo don’t have to follow the same Gandhian path, Indira/Rajiv/Sonia that is, if he wins enough seats to leave a TN coalition party out.
    The BJP I’m sure can be easily won over once the Christian/Evangelical agenda is exposed to them and shown that this is not a Hindu’s struggle. At the same time it is going to be difficult if they too follow the ‘keep them under our thumb’ policy. What ever they do will be better than handing over an Elam on a platter.

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