21 November, 2018

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Geneva: A Shift In The Government’s Discourse

By Dayan Jayatilleka –

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

The UNHRC session this month in Geneva succeeded in punching through to the news pages, despite the overwhelming dominance of stories about the no-confidence motion. However, there was no acknowledgement of the two most important aspects.

The first was from the government delegation or more correctly the discourse of the government team. Foreign Minister Marapana whose views are known to be a huge improvement on those of Minister Mangala Samaraweera, was accompanied by two nominees of the President, namely Dr Sarath Amunugama and Faiszer Mustapha. All in all, it was a decent team, lacking only State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Vasantha Senanayake.

The government’s position was laid out in a balanced presentation by Minister Marapana. What was crucial about the speech was what it did not say, and not only what it did say. What it did not do was to reiterate a commitment on the part of GoSL to the full implementation of the Geneva 2015 resolution. Indeed it did not reiterate any degree of commitment to the implementation, let alone the ‘full’ implementation, of that Geneva resolution. Better still, Minister Marapana’s speech did not refer at all to the 2015 Geneva resolution, which we should perhaps call the Ranil-Mangala resolution, so happily lapped up and regurgitated by the upper bureaucracy of the Foreign Ministry.

What Minister Marapana did say was that all issues pertaining to post-war reconciliation could and would be implemented within the Sri Lankan Constitution and through the existing independent judicial system.

In short the Government of Sri Lanka has pivoted to some degree, away from the 2015 Geneva Resolution and in the direction of a feasible, national solution in cooperation with the UNHRC. The delegation is to be commended on this.

The new tone and content was best expressed in the excellent post-Geneva remarks of Dr. Sarath Amunugama at a briefing at the SLFP headquarters.

‘Dr. Amunugama, who is one of the members of the recent government delegation to Geneva HRC session, said they had clearly explained to the UNHRC that they would not allow the international interference in matters in violation of with the Constitution.

“Whatever the things discussed at earlier UNHRC sessions, we have clearly told them that the government will not allow any foreign judges to come to Sri Lanka and interfere with the local judicial system as Sri Lanka has enough of lawyers and a completely independent judiciary to look into its matters,” the Minister stressed.

Compared with other countries which had war crime charges at UNHRC, Sri Lanka had successfully achieved a considerable progress during the last ten years and, therefore, it was unfair to categorize Sri Lanka as one of the countries that had to face war crime charges, Dr. Amunugama said. The Minister also said that the international community should understand that the terrorist group which Sri Lanka had defeated in 2009 was the most dangerous out of all the terrorist group around the world. Today, anybody who visited the country could travel anywhere without fear of terrorist attacks, he added.’

(‘Minister Amunugama urges Foreign Ministry to clear Lanka’s name’, March 30, 2018, The Island)

According to the report Dr. Amunugama also made a rather pointed aside:

Referring to the statement made by Sir Michael Morris, better known as Lord Naseby, the Minister said that the Foreign Affairs Ministry should have used the statement to deny the allegations against the country by giving it more publicity among the international community.” (Ibid)

The Government’s Geneva stance is changing because of three realities:

1. The results of the local government election and the presence on the horizon of the Presidential election on late 2019.

2. The change in the balance of forces between the President and the Prime Minister, with a greater assertiveness on the part of the President. Though the President is not guiding foreign policy as yet, he is clearly drawing the parameters and exercising a veto. The SLFP is also making its input into foreign policy.

3. As a result of the two earlier stated factors, the natural centrist ideological tendency of the Cabinet Ministers, including that of the Foreign Minister, UNP member Tilak Marapona, is coming to the fore, overriding the neoliberal globalism of Ranil Wickremesinghe and Mangala Samaraweera, the epitome of which was the co-sponsorship of the Geneva 2015 resolution by GoSL.

These three factors of change can be summed up in a simple, short sentences: 2018 is not 2015. 2015–the spirit of collaborationism and appeasement– is dead. GoSL will no longer swallow the full Geneva dose which is felt to be electorally lethal in its toxicity.

The second most important development for Sri Lankans in Geneva this March was the emergence of the Muslim factor in Sri Lanka’s external relations and in the UN arena in particular. At a side event at which paper presenters and audience conducted themselves admirably, moderate yet critical representatives of the Muslim community rationally presented their case, their grievances and their apprehensions. Given the importance of the organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) as a voting bloc in UN forums, it would behoove the Sinhala extremists who attempt to coerce the Muslims, to grasp the fact that no vote in the UNHRC can be won without the OIC’s support.

What the Sinhala Islamophobes have done with their behavior in Ampara, Digana and Teldeniya is to open a new front in the diplomatic arena, for the Sri Lankan state to have to deal with. For a state already overstretched with having to handle the Tamil Diaspora and Diaspora-driven Western pressure, the emergence of the Muslim factor as a new issue, is another needless problem created by the Sinhala Far Right. This factor should be nipped in the bud while it’s still possible, and as the other should have been.

The shift in the government’s discourse in Geneva deserves a cheer, not two, still less three cheers. There is a long way to go to unhook Sri Lanka from the 2015 and 2017 resolutions. This is a laudable step back though; a demarcation of limits and a taking of a measured distance, if not yet a delinking. This is the prelude to the imperative process of revisiting and renegotiating Geneva 2015. If we have no partners for renegotiation, then a ‘roll back’ will be necessary. A roll back/repeal of Geneva 2015 cannot simply be decreed by any Government in Sri Lanka, even the most patriotic one. It can be done only a by winning a vote, which requires winning over the majority of the Council.

As one who has done this in Geneva, was prominently part of a similar victory at the UNESCO in Paris, and watched sadly as others lost the vote three years running back in Geneva, I know what can and cannot win a majority in that Council. Certainly a hawkish Sinhala rhetoric is hardly likely to help us get more votes than we got when we lost in 2012, 2013 and 2014 under a patriotic government (serial defeats which paved the path for the sellout of 2015). The UN Human Rights Council and even the egregiously offending Office of the UN Human Rights High Commissioner in Geneva cannot be treated as if either entity were a café in Ampara suspected of introducing (non-existent) infertility tablets.

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    A rare positive pce of journalism by Dayan as oppose to the retarded statements he usually makes supporting the rajapakse thugs

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      Dr..Dayan..

      Its amazed how your MARA mindset now changed to reveal some undisputed facts . In fact myth of Islamophobia has been replaced by ” BUDDHOPHOBIA” in Sri lanka. Your Sin Kele yakkas forgot how all muslim countries helped the Govnt in Geneva when Rajapaksa regime was in power.

      You stated that ‘…….problem created by the Sinhala Far Right. , non-existent, infertility tablets.’ Even WHO declared this non-existent..But you know I have videos in which Your fellow Sin Kele Wedda Scientists casting dirty filthy comments on WHO and Medical Doctors – Srilanka on this subject but claim they as Wedha Scientist have produced those tablets and they can prove.. Sounds Silly or Surprise ? But the Kasippu scientist Never come forward but only in videos.

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        Islamic fanatic , you now admit to the fact that local Muslims , who ironically are ethnically Tamil aided and abetted the Sinhele Yakkas( this is literal as most the original Sinhalese are indeed descended from the Yakka , and most of the Sri Lankan Tamil from the Naga) to commit genocide and war crimes on the Eelam Tamils, in the name of Islam and a fake Arab origin and went around canvassing Muslims nations to support the Sinhele Yakkas at the UN , with all sorts of false information. Now are howling that their former Sinhele Yakka allies , instead of rewarding them with the war spoils from the defeated Tamils. Eg; large chunks of Tamil lands in the north and east to create Islamic home lands for their immigrant fake Arab Dravidian South Indian community , have now turned against them. We can fell the pain in your comment of a naughty evil child denied its promised reward but being unished.

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          Real Siva Sankara… = R S S , you prove that you belong to this sena originally formed in North India who raped , killed innocent Dalith Indus saying they are Lowest Caste thus become a Barbaric Indu Terrorists Sena and was the first Terror Sena killed Gandhi , then put the blame on Innoncent Muslim. But Almighty God revealed the truth and thus your sena became Indu Terror Sena. Shame on RSS Sharma. . Your sena is being thrown out of Tamil Nadu..dont you see it ?
          Thamil Terrorist Prababkaran was annihilated by Srilankan army and the Prayers of Muslims mothers so do all Terror Senas soon.
          Behave as good human being with truthful mouth..

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      “ the government will not allow any foreign judges to come to Sri Lanka and interfere with the local judicial system as Sri Lanka has enough of lawyers and a completely independent judiciary”

      This will not work as long as it is obvious the legal system in Sri Lanka doesn’t work…

      We have so many cases that should be resolved within a year that get dragged over a decade!

      We will have to have our legal system drastically change this and show we can conclude our cases faster with high qualitative rulings.

      I don’t see this happening so International Judges will probably be inevitable.

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        Dayan, you appear to be an intellectual idiot. What happened in Geneva is all stage managed. USA/West/India want this present government to remain in power. This is all due to that objective and nothing else, because present government has begged them to give them a reprieve for the time being in order to prevent MR coming back. As for war crimes investigations the accepted formula is, bench to consist of judges from Sri Lanka with foreign legal input. Therefore the rhetoric of Amunugama that they will never permit foreign judges to inquire war crimes, is only for Sinhala gallery. Marapona may not have re-iterated the commitment to 2015 resolution, but he also never said no to it. It is obvious to any intelligent person that when you do not refuse, you accept the entrenched position. The talk of defeating LTTE which was a dangerous outfit will not carry weight anymore.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,

          Suppose you people got the country you want. I.e Tamil eelam. What do you think would happen?

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            Shenali, as long as India does not want to divide Sri Lanka, there will be no Tamil Eelam. Therefore there is no speculation as to what would happen. But Tamil demand for sharing of power and territory in a just manner has been accepted by international community as fair, and want Sri Lanka government to work on it. However except a few, the rest of the Sinhalese are not prepared to grant it. MR despite promising to go beyond 13th amendment did not honour it. The present government without saying no, is adhering to delaying tactics. Now they have a convenient excuse of riots against Muslims to put that project off. The oft cited bogey of MR will came to power if we grant justice to Tamils is not going to work indefinitely, because even without it, MR is going to come back to power, from the recent LG election results. As what I have been saying right along, unless there is direct intervention of international community in Sri Lanka, Tamils will never get justice from Sinhala dominated governments.

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    Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka,

    RE: Geneva: A Shift In The Government’s Discourse

    “What the Sinhala Islamophobes have done with their behavior in Ampara, Digana and Teldeniya is to open a new front in the diplomatic arena, for the Sri Lankan state to have to deal with. For a state already overstretched with having to handle the Tamil Diaspora and Diaspora-driven Western pressure, the emergence of the Muslim factor as a new issue, is another needless problem created by the Sinhala Far Right. This factor should be nipped in the bud while it’s still possible, and as the other should have been.”

    “The UN Human Rights Council and even the egregiously offending Office of the UN Human Rights High Commissioner in Geneva cannot be treated as if either entity were a café in Ampara suspected of introducing (non-existent) infertility tablets.”

    Thanks for the Summary.

    Do the “Sinhala Far Right” , the Para-Sinhala Far Right know that they are Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

    Should a revolution be introduced in the UN or UNHRC stating that the Para- Sinhala as well the other are Paras in the Land of Native Vedda Aethhio and have no special rights over the other Paras per UN Charter.

    Looks like the Para-Sinhala “Buddhist” cultists, the so-called “Sinhala Fsatr Right” needs an education. They have been brainwashed by the lies and imaginations of Mashawamsa.

    After all this is the truth, supported by human genetics.

    Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

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

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      Dumb AMARASIRI : HOw do you separate language differences in Mitcohondrial DNA ? What is HVS-1 and HVS-2 ?. What were the markers used in separating this HVS-1 and 2 ?

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        Jim softy,

        Well, you do have a comprehension problem, probably stemming from the low mean IQ. of 79.

        You cannot separate language differences from mt-DNA. That is done during sampling. Anyway, the Sinhala and Tamils are Para in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, and they came from India, Bharat, and that is the summary.

        You should ask those questions from the original authors.

        Given below is the original paper and the authors, for you to follow up. Amarasiri did not do the research study and and did not write the genetics paper.

        Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: Their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

        https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258335458_Mitochondrial_DNA_history_of_Sri_Lankan_ethnic_people_Their_relations_within_the_island_and_with_the_Indian_subcontinental_populations

        This study, in which 271 individuals, representing the Sri Lankan ethnic populations mentioned, were typed for their mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) hypervariable segment 1 (HVS-1) and part of hypervariable segment 2 (HVS-2), provides implications for their settlement history on the island. From the phylogenetic, principal coordinate and analysis of molecular variance results, the Vedda occupied a position separated from all other ethnic people of the island, who formed relatively close affiliations among themselves, suggesting a separate origin of the former.

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    Dayan the public racist types:

    “Certainly a hawkish Sinhala rhetoric is hardly likely to help us get more votes than we got when we lost in 2012, 2013 and 2014 under a patriotic government (serial defeats which paved the path for the sellout of 2015).”

    Could anyone define and explain “a patriotic government” giving example from the past present and future. Is it to do with “tyrannising the minority inhabitants of this country in the pursuit of chauvinistic (in the case of aggravated patriotism) aims” as we have often witnessed in the past and recent organised events amply shown what to expect from crooks induced unnatural /artificial patriotism.

    He has reaffirmed his time in Geneva and at UNESCO in Paris in case if you doubt his service to Dr Mahinda (LLD + 3 X PhD).

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      Native Vedda

      “Could anyone define and explain “a patriotic government” giving example from the past present and future.”

      “a patriotic government” is the shorthand for Para-Sinhala “Buddhist” Racist Government., in the Land of Native Veddah Aethhio, Aethho-Desh.

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      Dumb NAtiver Vedda’s MATHLAB type writing looks like he is a Female. In the case DJ, Tamils one time killed Sinhala people and Sinhala people had to offer them reconciliation because they were sad they lost the war. Now, Muslims kill(ed) a sinhala man, they do not talk about building mosques near every prominenent buddhist temple in the country, They had built so many make-shift mosques every where they can.., that is ong list. Some sinhala people responded to it. You say, we need reconciliation again. I say why don;t politicians adddres the problem through legislation. The need of more diplomatic fronts also is muslims politicians’ need to find more funds for their both religious and private needs. Sri lankan politicians are accepting political donations from any country that gives money. I don’t think UNHRC is something that must be considered important. the first thing is it is political. Secondly, Even the previous govt as well as Yahapalana govt used it to cover the issues are the domestic front. 2015 resolution is not important because So many countries who became co-signers did not provide funds, instead they just wanted to sign it and said do what ever you wanted because it is your country get desteroyed. .

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        Jimsoty ‘ a devouted Golaya of Galagoday’.

        Wait and see the result after exhume of dead body of so called Sin kela man – Kumarasinghe to determine the time and cause of death as CID started investigation.I already posted a video link about a witness report of CID officer. Your Sinkela Murderers were behind this death but needed a cause to loot and killed Muslims . Dont go hiding after truth exposed..
        We urge Govnt to capture all weapons and Kudu hidden in Budhist Vihara as once captured years ago. The pathetic situation of Budha is that Kudu and Ganja is being smuggled by hiding inside Budha Stautes .Goosebumbs ??? amazing technique by so called Bhoothayas..

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        Jim softy

        Could you translate what you have typed above.

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      “Could anyone define and explain “a patriotic government” giving example from the past present and future.”

      Ha Ha Ha Ha

      NV,

      You miss the whole point here ……… by failing to notice the absence of “Smart” in “patriotism” …….. also, on rare occasions one can show patriotism to a country …….. and more commonly to oneself ……..

      This is pretty obvious if you observe where the country’s wealth stands due to the actions of the patriots ……….. and the wealth of the patriots due to their patriotic deeds …………

      Every man has a price ………… on his patriotism.

      The greatest act of patriotism a man can do …… is go and get a job. ………. Starting with the 225 in the parliament ……… Simple as that! …….. Don’t make patriotism very complicated.

      The country has too many patriots on its payroll.

      I say …… patriotism should be not smart-patriotism but unpaid-patriotism.

      I suppose, one who do not get paid for patriotism is called a non-patriot?


      The last non-patriot still standing …….. writing from the last refuge.

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        nimal fernando

        “I say …… patriotism should be not smart-patriotism but unpaid-patriotism.”

        Alright, how about paid in kind if not in cash? Would you accept something valuable or a favour in return for your unpaid-patriotism?

        “I suppose, one who do not get paid for patriotism is called a non-patriot?”

        I suppose a traitor, enemy of the people, …..

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      That is easy NV mate, let me help you to understand. A patriotic government is one which does not sellout to the external forces to gain political advantage withing the country, and patriotic people are who do not sellout the country to the external forces to gain advantage for one ethnic group. The said external forces are any country or institution that try to gain advantage by supporting one demographic group of the said country (in this case Sri Lanka).

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        “Could anyone define and explain “a patriotic government” giving example from the past present and future.”

        wannihami,

        Unfortunately you have not understood the question NV asked. And like most “Lankan adults” you have conveniently answered only a part of his question! :)) …………. He didn’t ask just for a definition of a “Patriotic government”……… but to give examples of Lank governments that fall into such category …………

        I hope you will have the courage to answer the question like a man ………… and not run away like a typical Lankan adult ………..

        If you answer ……….. we can discuss/argue every point you make …………. and the readers might learn something ………..

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        wannihami

        I do not intent to insult you however your typing means you are asking for one. What a childish answer with Utopian idea of a state.

        Please try again.

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    The Government should unilaterally withdraw from the Geneva 2015 resolution. What are the benefits, other than trade agreements with the EU. As I said elsewhere, the Rajapakse regime took extraordinary measures to swiftly end a 30 year civil war, which was not only draining the economy, but the intellectual capital of the country as well (brain drain). At the same time, Norway and several NGO’s were actively colluding with the LTTE to divide the country and illegally exploit the natural resources of the island. This is the situation we see with the West in Syria, where the Kurds control the most lucrative oilfields in the North and are protected by the US military. Recently, hundreds of Russian mercenaries who crossed a “deconfliction line” in that region were killed by American planes. The main point is that the Sri Lankan Government was safeguarding its own territorial integrity from an internationally recognized terrorist outfit. The United Nations should focus its attention on countries like the USA which routinely violate the sovereignty of foreign nations on spurious grounds, such as we see in Iraq, Yemen, and Syria.

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      The oil fields are in Kurdish lands and not in Arab lands , The Arabs under Saddam Hussein were sending hordes of Arabs from the south to occupy and colonise these Kurdish lands and take over their oil fields just like what the Sinhalese were and are still trying to do in Tamil lands. The Kurds and the Tamils have every right to protect what is theirs including the resources in their lands be they oil fish agriculture anything. It is the Arabs and the Sinhalese who are using all the resources of the government the armed forces and the police to illegally steal them. DO not try to distort the truth. If the USA helps the Kurds , even if their motives are selfish. Good on them , they still are on the correct side. On the side of the oppressed. The Kurds have a very ancient history in western Asia just like the Tamils in South Asia. They were there long before Arabs Turks or all other people now living there came into existence. Just like the Tamils in what is modern day Indian Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. You and the rest of the Sinhalese racists like Dayan do want to the war crimes committed by Sinhalese Sri Lankan armed forces on the Tamils and their illegal land grabbing of thousands of acres of Tamil lands in the north and east to build Budda statues temple and for Sinhalese settlement no investigated.

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        The oil fields are in Syria, therefore they belong to the Syrian government. You cannot create fake states out of thin air just because you disapprove of the government. What are these “Tami lands” you speak about. There is one Sri Lanka, therefore, Sri Lankans (of all ethnicities) have the right to live anywhere on the island that they please. LTTE tried to create an apartheid state with the help of diaspora money. The Tamil diaspora is guilty of funding terrorism in Sri Lanka and should be made to pay restitution to the government/people of Sri Lanka for the tens of thousands who died as a result.

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    “ I know what can and cannot win a majority in that Council. “
    One time I was reading a long essay written by a TN writer comparing Rajaraja Cholan and Napoleon Bonaparte. With many of the points he sighted from Rajarajan including, new culture to TN, new religion to TN, his time’s poets’ creations of Ramayanam, Nalavenpa, Avai’s Children Materials, the Largest Temple and beyond all these, when he died, Cholas ruled undefeatable for 400 years which was out of comparison for Napoleon, who left behind nothing, but few painful memories of temporary wins. Writer’s baggiest argument was, Rajarajan’s strategical winning at the start created an empire, in lasting, comparable to Britain, about some 700 years later.

    Thero thinks if he was success in temporally fooling UNHRC in 2009, why couldn’t he be same at the CT, consecutively. No one can build an empire in the modern world with lies and war crimes, but, of cause, a Miracle of Asia Possible in the Modaya minds, with hallucination of Kerala Kanja and Thero’s wishful advices.

    ”we lost in 2012, 2013 and 2014 under a patriotic government
    serial defeats which paved the path for the sellout of 2015 “

    May, 2009 cheating led to 2012, 2013, 2014 consecutive defeats. That led to, (in other words May 2009 cheating) ended America chasing Old King out of Temple Tree House. Just like Jagath, who
    ran away with one leg shoe, those who ran out of Temple Tree house left behind even the documents of illegal TV channel they were operating. Only Ranil saved them from the teeth of the justice. (Good for Ranil, when everybody was about to kill a poisonous snake, Ranil , the Sinhala Buddhist Monk saved it, but threw it on Muslims and Tamils, but now only to see the fang of it coming after him, too.)

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    Old King did not sign the No Confidence Motion. It was explained he was too patriotic to do that small thing against his beloved country’s government. You guys may remember the National father’s son lost to JR by not sitting on the opposition leader’s chair. (Probably, this is why Brother Prince planning to snatch the dynasty).
    UNP MPs unanimously decided not to support No confidence Motion. But the Old Fraud is now fooling as it was his consultation to UNP MPs not to sign the motion. Now it is the 8th Grade UNP Kaadaies are, at least, as much as Social Democratic Smart Patriots like Old Fraud, because they too, like Old Fraud, did not sign the No confidence motion. But the sad part is, Thero voluntarily coming down to accept that those Kaadies are better Social Democratic Smart Patriots than him by matching the Old King, on not signing the NCM.

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    Even if he could not make sense, Thero is still throwing his pennies too to the split of Old Royals. Let’s try to put the long story short. The small Penny-Fools, Old Son Prince, Udayanga are rejected to go to America. (On the same coin, Jaliya has become an enjoying Jollya because he could not get out of Washington, even after he was fired from his ambassador job.) But the Vice Pound, Old Brother Prince is welcome to America for months stretched in vacationing. America would like to tweak the Villain and Hero puppets with the same finger’s string. So next time it would like to launch Ponny and Brother Prince at the same time for EP. Whoever wins will be made sure attending to UNHRC resolution. There is a good chance Brother Prince beating Ponny in the ring. The climax of the puppet show would be Brother Prince crowning Old King on UN Electric Chair. That is how America plans to throw its pennies on Old Royals’ “Paha Pirivinai” by freezing Brother Prince’s dollars in US. By forecasting the trends and turns, Thero is alluring the Elephant to Trap. If the Elephants fall in the trap and post more Tilaks to UNHRC, 2015’s UNHRC resolution will be solidified in 2020. Thero is throwing his pennies to revenge for the reward he received for May 2009 UNHRC.
    “ I know what can and cannot win a majority in that Council. “ True!

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      Dear Malla(iyuran), Please try t condense your thoughts to 200 words or so, then people will actually read it. You may have noticed that you don’t get many ups or downs because it is too long a read.

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        Wannihami,

        If your rate is only for 200 words, what can I do, man? Still your paymasters should think of revising it. Because I hear other paymasters paying even bonus for whoever finishes my comments.

        Try your best.
        Good luck

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    please leave geneva to sanjay de silva and concentrate on writing about the JO losing the no confidence motion

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      The Cuban Communist-Maoist should start to talk about May Day.

      May Day May Day… Save the May Day.!

      Two countries in the world would not celebrate May Day are,

      1. America, where The May Day started.
      2.Lankawe where Thero, Thondaman, NM, Peter, Vasu, Dinesh like Invalid lefts destroyed the labor Movements.

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    bullshit , load of crap!

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    Thanks Dayan Jayatillaka for not mentioning fancy names like Marx, Mao, Fidel etc
    Dayan’s shallow thought ~ “……… the emergence of the Muslim factor as a new issue, is another needless problem created by the Sinhala Far Right……….”.
    The man is not too worried about the Aluthgama through to Teldeniya incidents as such. He is only worried about the timing!
    Dayan & Sanja are just two believers in Lord Naseby. The good Lord has none among his peers in UK.
    The first Dayan reality pointed out by Dayan is “…….The results of the local government election…..”.
    Yes, the international community to their utter dismay find that the language/religion-divide still works.
    Dayan: Your writings are getting scummier and scummier.

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      K Pillai

      “Dayan & Sanja are just two believers in Lord Naseby. “

      If the Time Lord Naseby loves them he should adopt both of them and take them to his homeland England.

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