28 October, 2020

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Give Me Time: Maithri Tells Moon

President Maithripala Sirisena has requested for more time from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for Sri Lanka to achieve holistic reconciliation. Addressing editors and heads of media institutions in Colombo today, he said that during his meeting with Ban he had pointed out that the country has come out of a long conflict, and hence he needs time to help the country move forward ‘slowly’ to bring about reconciliation.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calls on President Maithripala Sirisena

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calls on President Maithripala Sirisena

“I told the United Nations Secretary General that as the country has just come out of a conflict, we need time to move slowly. So I asked him to give me some time,” Sirisena told Media Heads and Newspaper Editors at the President’s House.

Sirisena also said the media should not mock or ridicule a noble concept like reconciliation as that would give a wrong interpretation about a positive concept to the younger generation. “There is media freedom today and it is up to you to crticise anybody. However, the media should not ridicule noble concepts like reconciliation by stating that reconciliation is an international conspiracy to divide the country. Such misinterpretations will give a wrong twist to the real meaning of reconciliation and mislead the younger generation,” he said.

During his meeting with the Secretary General, Sirisena had explained the steps taken to strengthen democracy through the 19th Amendment to the Constitution and the establishment of Constitutional Council and Commissions. He also briefed Ban about the reconciliation process, return of land in the North to original owners, resettlement, rehabilitation and development.

The President added that the government’s intention is to return the remaining privately-owned lands in the North to rightful owners within the next three months. While land have been returned to the original owners, the state land is to be given to those who are landless and living in welfare centers or with friends and relatives, he said.

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    Give me time so that I can find a way to help “shape” (Sri Lankan term for cover up) for my friend MR!?

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      United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for Sri Lanka to achieve holistic reconciliation.

      RE:Give Me Time: Maithri Tells Moon

      Yes. give more time? How many more tears? 68 more Years to screw things up more?

      They had 68 years since the Para-English left and was taken over ny the Para-Sinhala dominated state in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, with destructive influence of the other Para, especially Para-Tamils.

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        Amarasiri,

        I am curious to know to which Para Group you belong. If not are you a Native Veddah Aeththo?

        You always talk about native Veddah Aeththo. To do justice to the Veddah Aeththo, you should join me and demand that the National Anthem should be sung in Veddah Aeththo language if it is sung in Tamil to be fair for Tamils.

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    Yes excellency; give us time, the most reasonable or the only available spell we have to chant.

    We’re still being squeezed for the sins committed by some handful of stupid racists way back back in 83, the black July that intensified the existing manageable situation and pushed the country for a prolonged armed conflict with its own people; whom now are somebody else’s people; being treated like kings and used as coins.

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    Time is a precious gold. Don’t waste the time. Time won’t come to you. Within next three years, you may not be there to talk about time.The time you ask for will be used to breed racism and fundamentalism again and the country will be infected again. You must take immediate action to eliminate those are still in the process of breeding the killer germs.

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      ajith
      Try not to be a fool. These things take time. The Tamils waged a terror war against the citizens of SL for over 30 years and killed over 100,000 innocent civilians. Plus, Tamils like you in this forum always show hostility towards the Sinhalese when posting. Under these circumstances it is not feasible to bring about reconciliation. The Tamils have to win the trust of Sinhalese to achieve what they want. Until then nothing is going to happen.
      By the way, why didn’t you ask for reconciliation before you waged a terror war against the country?

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        @Eusense you talk about the Tamils being hostile towards the Sinhalese? I cannot understand what an ignorant fellow you are! The racists amongst the Sinhalese (not all) have been hostile towards the Tamils. You have the audacity after 4 different racial riots instigated by racist scum towards the Tamils, to come and accuse the Tamils. We had every right to take arms and fight back when consecutive elected governments did not protect us. We ran away many years ago from our country………a country which belonged to all…………not just Sinhalese….to a foreign land where we have absolute peace and quiet and a feel of great acceptance. I ended up in a place where the school was filled with 98% white people and not a single day at that school I ever felt any hatred towards me. I used to play cricket and some of these kids (white kids) would come to watch me play and cheer me on. I ran away from a country where I was born which I called my country to a country where I was treated as a human being or a person. You dirty rascal come here and spew out lies after lies and point fingers at us and say the majority are innocent and we Tamils are the culprits. Yes, we were subjugated and I felt conquered and felt to a great deal of being vanquished. 30 odd years ago I became a proud Canadian and I am protected under the CHARTER OF RIGHTS. No Sinhala thug or no Tamil terrorist thug can kill me or touch me. We the people in this country hold the power. The modern society in Lanka should wipe out racial vermins like you………..I mean eradicate scum like you and move forward as one united land. If I was the leader, firstly I will send the saffron clad thugs back to the temples and if needed throw them in the ocean. Then deal with the Sinhala racist thugs like you, Jim Shit, Sumanaya, ela kola, Lal, Max, Patriot………..etc., and Tamil separatists to jail. Racial segregation will be stopped, this has been the damnation of this beautiful country. Racist dogs should be exterminated……you will be exterminated right after Jim Shit. Disgusting bugger!!!

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          tftn
          First read my post and try to comprehend.
          My main concern is hostility from people like you and ajit, stupid vedda etc. etc. who always write racist, anti religion, degrading and hostile posts against the country and the majority citizens. That need to stop before any reconciliation talks and removal of forces from the north, period!

          Do you expect the Sinhalese to put Tamils in a bed of roses after 30 years of inflicting terror on citizens and suicide murdering over 100,000 our citizens??? No, I won’t trust Tamils anymore until they show and apologizes for what the Tamil terrorists did. That is what the Tamils should do now and how you win your demands, not showing more hostility like you and others here. Racism has nothing to do with Tamils and Sinhalese as far as I am concerned I hate terrorism and will fight against it whether it is from Tamils or Sinhalese.

          Tamils like you keep talking about racial riots against Tamils. Did you think how all that started? Whether it is Tamils or Sinhalese anyone who brakes the law and disrupt the country should be handled accordingly. When the LTTE killed soldiers what did they expect? For the Sinhalese to embrace and kiss the Tamils? You need to blame Parayabakaran and Anton B for that because they purposely endangered the Tamils in the south.

          I agree with you when you say “We had every right to take arms and fight back when consecutive elected governments did not protect us”. But at the same time you need to accept the consequences too!

          You say you ran away from the country! That is laughable! You ran away while 99% of the Tamils stayed in SL and are still living happily. I am convinced you ran away because of your involvement in terrorism. Why don’t you tell the truth?

          You say “I became a proud Canadian and I am protected under the CHARTER OF RIGHTS”. Good for you! Now ask for separation from Canada to establish an Elam and start suicide murder and terrorism. Watch and see what happens to you.
          Keep dreaming.

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        Eusense,
        One again I show your dark face becuase you are still in dark with lies.Do you know why Maithiri asked Ban-ki-Moon for time because the whole world know the brutality of Buddhist Sinhalese in this soil. It is not hostility against Sinhalese. Like any other human being I want to see Sinhalese should come out from the dark towards civilisation. It is not a lie that Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalist thugs drag people from their home and burnt in the streets. It is not a lie that a Tamil prisoners eye was drilled by Fundamentalist Sinhala. The terror of Fundamentalist preceeds terror of LTTE.

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          ajit
          Why don’t you start writing fiction as a carrier?

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            Nonsense the mercenary as `career`
            get hamuduruwo to give cat o lic raiappu AJ the belakkaya.

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        I switched the word ‘Tamil’ and ‘Sinhalese’ in the comment to make sense of the nonsense comment.

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          Genius!
          That solves all the problems

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            Thanks but it doesn’t solve all the problems. BBS terorism has to eradicated to solve rest of the problem

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              “BBS terorism has to eradicated to solve rest of the problem “

              but he is a sworn friend of the hindu,
              what are you displaying an affinity to haveli like jinna?
              if it ain’t broke da’n don’t make it.

              slippery, we have had so many in history starting with
              maratha shivaji Sambhaji Bhosale-The half and half song
              same as Aristotle’s Golden Mean.

              it’s a touch me not don’t burn a raven.

              malaria can be eradicated, the lights can be turned off
              but not an idea.

              it’s the canine relic radala spinoff that elephants
              display then the co2 emissions turn the mist to rain drops.

              shape shape – conceal the shape.

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    Although the current one is a national Government, I have only a faint hope that it would resolve the national issue through a reconciliation proper. Believe so because, hearing what those who lost election but hold ministerial positions owing to the national list, I do not think they are loyal to MS. They seem to have been looking for an opportunity to jump the boat, if such effort helps extend their tenure as Ministers. considering these guys support a critical bill will be a imagination. Nothing, doesn’t matter how worth a proposal is, will be important for them than being on power. Buying time from the UN is a decent formal approach, rather than challenging them like our King did. But in the end, nothing exciting will happen other than what we have been witnessing since 1948.

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    MR is playing it well. Way to go!
    That is how the lap dog of the west should be handled.

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    One of the major blunders by MR. He had majority support, support of the armed forces but he failed to bring a solution for the ethnic question. He should not have waited for TNA. Instead he should have proposed a fair solution and should have implemented it. LTTE supporters are going to hate him no matter what. He could have won the hearts of ordinary Tamil people. He worried about building his southern base rather than uniting the country.

    My3 does not have the support from majority like MR had and I doubt he has support of the armed forces so he has to be careful not to push buttons too hard. You don not want an army coup. He should talk less and do more. Nobody wants to listen to him anymore. Show some results and people will follow. Blaming MR in every TV interview or speech will not help him. He sounds petty and vengeful. Time to move on.

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      Shan

      There is NO conceivable solution to the Tamil ethnic question.

      Taking into account the demographic distribution of Tamil speaking people across the country can sketch out a suitable devolution model than can satisfy at least 95% of them.

      Soma

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      Only solution to the thnic question was continuing the war with Pabakaran or another decade or so.

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    “Give Me Time: Maithri Tells Moon”

    in other words until your successor arrives here the next time.

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      shankar
      What do you think? Did Moon give him time?

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    “Give Me Time: Maithri Tells Moon”

    Give me time to go to the moon!

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      need some time to get rice from the moon.Once a SLFP’er always an SLFP’er.

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    The Government is always buying time.This is an old song of Singhala chauvinists.The world is moving forward but Sri Lanka is stuck in its own pithole.Sri Lanka cannot be developed until they solve the Tamil problem.

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    Tamils in the Indus Valley time said to be have not been celebrating the weddings, but had Funeral Service. Marriage celebrations were introduced through Arianism. So there are Mantras and Brahmin in Wedding, no Tamil, but nobody higher authority in Funerals, but highly sophisticated Tamil is present there. It is a 5000 year old customs remaining as Tamils’ Funeral service. In Oppaari Women sing highly classical Tamil songs created on the spot. Men sing (men leading part might have come from Arian culture) songs from Thevara Kalam. Many are the ones taught in school classes, but Thiruporchunnam is basically not heard outside and were rarely understood by me. But the crown Jewel is the Sivapuranam. http://ramkanthiah.blogspot.com/2012/10/sivapuranam-english-translation-by_5.html
    Basically though it is sung all over everywhere, but when it is sung in Funeral Service time, it melts a full man’s iron rock heart and vaporizes him. Starting with “Long Live his name Namachivaya, Long Live my Lord’s foot”( Nathan is said here as lord, but it is husband. I tried to follow here others wish, but Manikkavasagar treated his soul as the wife of Lord Shiva- Using singular for Lord’s feet is common in Tamil) going through for this worthless, worse than a dog, (you) stood by more than a graceful caring mother and ending with those who repeat these sentences with enlightened of its meaning, will be going under the foot of our lord in the Thillai (Chidambaram) destroyed this struggling births and while everybody praying that one.

    We are not sure about the end prescribed in Sivapuranam- to be simple and honest- rather skeptical about it, but Singing Sivapuranam at Funeral Service is a reminder for the left behind ones that they have an alternate, need not end with the same fate as the one they were encountering on that day. All and all, the Tamil’s funeral is the main one where they use the Tamil to glorify them with their language and willing to get out of the gloomy cloud of Sanskrit.

    Now, there is one more song is available instead of Sivapuranam, that is the Tamil version of the Sinhala Song. All others in that Island is strictly Sinhala Only, if not in law, an step above the law, as a sermon of the Sinhala Buddhism. After killing a 145,000 in the Mullivaaikkaal and Vanni, Yahapalanaya government has now allowed to sing the Sinhala Song in Tamil.

    Recently visited UNSG has been informed of the new Law that allows singing that mass murder Funeral Song in Tamil too.

    What a graceful Yahapalanaya, more than a caring mother for these Tamils, worthless lower than a dog!

    UNSG has pointed out the great growth on Human rights and Humanitarian laws, UN care about, in the Wildlife Sanctuary SinhaLE Lankawe. Thus he have repeated the songs of the Yahapalanaya, but I am not aware if had been enlightened of the meaning of it too. If he had been, then I would doubt about his birthplace as Korea and a Korean he is being, because there are symptoms indicating he being a genuine son of Lankawe by the brain damage caused of poisonous soil of the Wildlife Sanctuary, Lankawe. I am not sure if any soothing the Funeral Sinhala Song singing in Tamil will come to those refugees lying under the open sky in the rain and shine and the ones the prisoners covered out of seeing the open sky from where the rain and shine come.

    Another thing UNSG praised was the Freedom of information Act (Right to Information).Whether there is freedom or not, but the answer to the question of why the innocents are in prison and the notorious world in-famous criminals are out in the parliament, has not come forth.

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    Maithripala Sirisena
    “I told the United Nations Secretary General that as the country has just come out of a conflict, we need time to move slowly. So I asked him to give me some time,”

    I thought came out of the conflict on 19th May 2009 and NOT JUST.

    After May 19th what were the promises MaRa gave it to UN and the IC ?

    What were in the manifestos of the presidential candidates who contested 2010 elections ?

    How did MaRa won the 2005 elections ? Why Kadirgamar was not selected as a SLFP presidential candidate ?

    In all the above scenarios MS was part of the MaRa’s gangs and part of the MaRa regime.

    How can he ask for more time when MaRa Bros & Co are boycotting the Kurunegala SLFP conference and planning to take over the Central and Local governments ?

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    Our people have to learn how to rule the country from the new UK PM. Should be bold and allow only the best for the country. If you are afraid to take the right decision, then you are not suitable to be PM. In all the countries, west or 3rd world there are a certain percentage of bad, resist, opportunist people and only way to keep them under control is by using proper law and order. In 3rd world, those bad people are government asset for them to make profit. We are a cursed nation and trying to develop like Singapore is a pipe dream and waste of time – give me more time – give me tip – Beggar’s tactic – dogs howl towards moon while the west colonise their people in other planets. Give us more time to go to hell.

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    Bodhi Sira, the Yahapalana President, whom the Aussies call Hora Sira, has now turned in to a Maara Sira, by bending to Bunky Moon.

    He wants to do reconciliation by giving our Government Land to the Tamils in the North, who don’t have land, after returning the private Lands to the “rightful” owners.

    Don’t we have Sinhala inhabitants in the South , who do not have land of their own?.

    Or shall I rephrase to make it clear to even Yahapalana suckers.

    Do all our poor rural inhabitants in the South live on their own private lands, and feeling happy and reconciled?.

    What a joker this is?.

    Private lands in the North which are under the Military camps and security zones are the ones which Vellalala Tamils’ own Thvailar took over from them..

    Our brave Sinhala Army boys sacrificed tens of thousands of their precious lives to take this land back from the Terrorist Prabakaran.

    The owners of these lands are now new Land Lords in the West, who financed the Terrorist Pirahaparan for three decades..

    And the other lot of owners are Land Lords in our Harbour City, holding real estate in juicy parts of Colombo.

    Shouldn’t they give their lands first to the Dalits in the North, if the latter do not have land of their own?.

    Or they want reconciliation, plus mega profits on increased real estate values, to go with War Crime Trials against our brave Army Soldiers and the Federal Eelaam for Vellala Sambadan?..

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      Why do you care that Sambandan is Vellalar? Don’t you know Singalese have their own caste system ?

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    We’re out of ”war”, not out of conflict.
    ”war” = military assaults.

    War is still being waged on the North/East.

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    Every new leader has been asking for time for 6 decades.

    There is no political will to end the conflict.

    Mr President
    Pl note that only the war was over.

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      On several occasions Tamils were given the opportunity to come to a settlement and live peacefully with Sinhalese but war mongering Tamils (not the ordinary Tamil folks) rejected those opportunities. High caste Wellala Tamil politicians are the biggest obstacle to settle the conflict between the two communities.

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        “”High caste Wellala Tamil politicians are the biggest obstacle to settle the conflict between the two communities. “”

        crusader, your perceived fear of vanity..

        todays and yesterdays terrorist were meen karans.VVT and bishops etc.

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      david
      What conflict are you talking about?

      The war being over is a great thing. All citizens of SL are back with their normal lives. What else are you expecting?

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        End of war is a great thing. Army is continuing to occupy non HSZ private land in the north. Police are also occupying private houses as police station. Not all citizens are enjoying the fruit of end of conflict as you claim. But the situation is improving , I must admit

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          aj
          Sorry, The army/police will occupy any land anywhere in Sri lanka until the threat of terrorism is no more.
          The threat appears to be not going away. I guess you heard the news where LTTE goons assaulted the SL ambassador to Malaysia.

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        meeting of monkey and donkey.- barack hussein’s request.

        the monkey can’t rest unless he does something.
        if he does wrong it would haunt him for life.
        both outgoing.

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    The former Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said in victor-mode “Sri Lanka does not have any minorities”.

    The present Lankan President acknowledges that Lanka has minorities and they have grievances. Giant step change after seventy years of struggle.

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    I do not know what other exchanges took place between Ban and MY3 but what is reported here is the request for more time. It is common sense that a request for more time must be supported by a road-map. It is interesting to note that even Jarapassa requested more time but the International Community did not accept his word, presumably thinking as a ploy to delay indefinitely. Perhaps it is the same set of officials are advising MY3 what they did for Jarapassa.

    It is important to look credible. Therefore priority issues must be identified and a road-map must be decided for their solutions, inclusive of a strategic plan.

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    Obama Hussain and Ban ki Moon played the game of sissies promoting women to positions they were never capable of performing but lying to the world’s public.

    There he is complaining about Saudi arm twisting but never uttered a word when Obama twisted his arm on behalf of israel.

    Does not surprise me why Kim Jong-un is furious with both.

    Like all politicians both have swindled for a couple of generations and all off the taxpayers.

    good riddance of black and yellow the obsolete.

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