23 May, 2024

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Gota Versus The Tamils & Muslims

By Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won an immense landslide victory among the Sinhalese (72% of Sinhala Buddhist and nearly 60% of other Sinhalese – Catholic/Christian – voted for him). Equally stunning was his total rejection by Tamils and the Muslims. Never before has polarisation been so stark in our electoral history. However, that is all water under the bridge now. How to go forward? The spirit of this column is: 1) Let’s make proposals that are legitimate and feasible; but 2) let’s keep up our guard till be have assurance that we can safely lower our guard in case Gota, his government and his loyalists turn out to be a bad. Allegations about Gota’s human rights violation record can be ignored only at peril.

The economic programme, constitutional intentions and approach to minority fears are all crucial to how the government will evolve. This short column comments on only the third topic. An old leftist university friend, now an ardent Gota admirer, emailed me as follows: “I hope you see is that a separate state for Tamils (more correctly N&E Tamils not estate Tamils who never joined the Elam demand) or a form of devolution that gives police and land powers is not a solution. The latter would be a first step to future wars and a Kashmir or Palestine situation. Let us spare future generations the horrors of another Ethnic war. Today, with the clear mandate given to Gota there is an opportunity for a solution. It takes two to tango; it works in both ways. What we need is some programme of conflict resolution and healing of past animosities”.

The sticking point here is police and land powers. After large scale civilian deaths it is unlikely Tamils will surrender the option of monitoring the police in their areas. Excluding Tamils and Muslims from land powers in their areas of domicile is also likely to be no-go. If these views reflect Gota’s, there will no settlement of minority concerns by his regime. This is the result of Gota’s obligations to his Sinhala Buddhist constituency.

This will swell to confrontation with India if there is Tamil unrest in the coming years. Indian external affairs minister S. Jaishankar met Gota in Colombo on Tuesday and told him: “The Indian government expects the you to take forward national reconciliation and meet the aspirations of the Tamil minority for equality, justice, peace and dignity”. Jaishankar as Mody’s emissary also conveyed an invitation to Gota to visit India which was accepted. This is a ballet that Lanka and India have danced time and again since 1983 if not earlier. The pressuer on Gota to whittle down, if not completely deny devolution, exercised by his chauvinist lobbies are immense and progress is unlikely. Mody does not care a fig for the Muslims, he will drown them all in the Indian Ocean if he could, but Tamil Nadu is a different story, so a regional imbroglio is again in the making.

If President Gotabaya wants to be remembered as a solver of the ethnic problem in addition to his other successes, he will do well to take note of a poster that has been coming up in Hong Kong reminding student rioters that there are things not to do if one is demanding democracy. Meaningful devolution of power to the minorities is essential if there is to be meaningful democracy. If the minorities are angry and truculent and feel alienated all Gota’s other development plans will come to grief.

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    We have people who love the country and the others who don’t” who is gauging the two.If your want to walk fast then walk alone if want to walk far then walk together( accomodation all groups.)

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      All this ethnic and religious conflict talk is to DISTRACT, DIVIDE AND RULE.
      Ethnic and religious conflict narratives keep the beggar’s wound festering and distracts Lankan Modayas like KD, from the real threat to the country which is the biggest Rogue state in the world that owns and operates ISIS and part of the US military bases project in the Indian Ocean, with Saudi, EU Britain and France as partners in the Easter Sunday crime..

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      rbh,
      GoRa’s win certainly raises the fear among minorities b’cos racist forces played a huge part in his election campaign. The new Gvt failed to do anything so far to alleviate this fear. I think that the Gvt missed an ample opportunity by not ordering security forces to prevent racist mobsters from vandalizing street signs. If Gvt expects to resolve minority issues of various sorts it must first understand the root causes of each of which devolution of power is only one which is, in essence, is the most insignificant, I believe. Can, for example, devolution of power resolve the problem of minority religions’ – mainly Catholics & Muslims right to practice?

      Also, it will be a huge mistake if the new Gvt is intending to manipulate GoRa’s thuggery as weapon to silence concerns of minorities (Muslims, Tamils, non-Buddhist religions, etc). even though the Easter Bombing helped GoRa to turn his negative name as a racist thug into his advantage to win the election, it makes very difficult for him to win the confidence of minorities. Visiting India won’t do any good unless he can share the same message with SL minorities not just with lip service as MaRa tried to do (to satisfy racists in south while while extending hand to North) but also in practice. In this sense, GoRa will have to send a strong message that his Gvt will not tolerate any talks and/or works that incite racism from anybody.

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    Any news on the latest abduction of a local female staff of Swiss Embassy in Sri Lanka by white Van members ? Is this true circulating in Social media ? But nothing on any official news ? Is it a plan to sabotage The President ?
    Appreciate if CT can shed some light .
    Tks

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      Concerned Citizen,

      It is one of the first actions of the Rajapaksa Mafia’s Rajapaksa Waffen SD Division. The Swiss embassy had protested.

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        SCARY.. May be the Suisse staff is dead by now ?
        Again started so soon.?
        Is it true they want to do same thing like the Burma Muslims to us also ?
        I heard they will start from Rushed basudeen area ?
        Very scared and worried, want run away quickly to Saudi without finishing my holiday , but my parents and siblings .
        Do not know how they will finish us no ?

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          Ali Sabry already given us warning no ?

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    Media mafia in the country had been working for such a long time for his victory. But for some reason s nothing stood against them. Headlines capturing news were mostly blatant lies. No reaction s from media authorities came in. I think freedom of media started since 2015 should not have been to that extent. Besides lanken society is filled with culprit s and superstition as is the case in black Africa. Alone that relics saga was a hoax story but at the most respected Kelaniya temple. What was the reacti of investigative media institution s ? Nothing yet right?

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    Lanken majority people are born modayas. No different to Indian Hindu s but under the banner “Sinhala Buddhist s”. Not even 10% are real ones that follow the true teaching s of Buddha.

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      Sam Fernando

      “Lanken majority people are born modayas”

      You thought that way 30 years ago before starting a war to make Eelam just in 5 years.
      who are born modayas now.

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    I do not think that India will give any thing for Tamils .
    It missed out many times and many opportunities to offer something for Tamils .
    North Indians are Ariyans and they do not care about Tamils who are dravidens.
    so; Tamils will have to wait till a miracle take place

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      Times have changed. Sri Lanka has seriously undermined Indias national security and regional interests by allowing the chinese to setup base on the island.
      We saw in the past how a chinese nuclear submarine landed in Colombo. And the indian navy chased a chinese vessel which was illegally inside Indian territorial waters. It fled to Sri Lanka. There were many incidents like this in recent years.
      It shows a Chinese intent to take over the Indian ocean and neither India or the USA are going to tolerate it as they are both now ruled by nationalistic leaders (Modi and Trump).
      Sinhalese leaders also received help from the international community to defeat the LTTE with the promise that federalism would be implemented for the north. A promise that all sinhala leaders so far have failed to fulfill. You cannot continue taking aid money from world powers and failing to keep your promises to them at the same time.
      Gota in the coming days will have to do what India and the USA tell him to do, and that will indirectly benefits tamils. If he does not, there will be serious consequences for him. China has proven many times that it does not have the guts to take on the USA in neutral regions of the earth. They always run away when america makes bold steps forward. So dont expect the Chinese to defend Sri lanka.
      There is also a karmic debt that has to be repaid by Sri Lanka. And in various forms it will be repaid. There is no escaping it.

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        Who wrote article-“Rise OF Gota?”
        Who are Behind U.S?
        Who binde Democrate?
        Who are Behind Republican
        Who are behind Chin?
        Who are behind Swiss
        Who wrote article about Gota From Mr. B’s center?
        Who are behind Ranil?
        Who behind Sirisana?
        Who are behind Tamil Tigers?
        Who are Behind Coby?
        Who smugle Tamil into Europe and North America?
        Who are Behind Arab-smuggling into Europe and CaNada/
        Who behind Indian
        Who are behind some Muslim Extremists local and international?
        There is only one global spy group behind theses!

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      wow! Still on about the Aryan/Dravidian thing in 2019? According to your argument, India will not care about anyone in SL as there are no Aryans there.

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    Mr.David , for the question I raised under “HK people take their city back”, you seems to have answered here by way of suggestions. But what is your predictions on the real outcome, at the end of Gotha,s term. Your strength is political science which I admit to lac, but I have a fairly decent knowledge in Psychology. I am confident with my assessments, but I will wait to hear from experts like you first. Remember Rajapaksas already had their chances. As for HK, the difference is after a six months of relentless struggle , a divided nation voted for “what is best for their nation and people”. Where as our “Sorry Lankans ” after 30 years of turmoil voted for “what is misery ” to the minority /others .

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    Kumar David,
    Can you tell us:
    • What is it that the Sinhalayo are enjoying that the other communities are not enjoying because they are not Sinhala?
    • What is it that the minorities do not enjoy because they are the minority which the majority enjoys because they are the majority”?
    • What is legally, constitutionally and legislatively given to the majority that is not given to the minorities”?

    Do you know that low caste Demala people told the Constitution Drafting Committee that they do not want Land and Police powers given to NPC?

    Do you know that NPC returned money allotted to them to the Treasury without using that money for the benefit of people in the North?

    These inefficient guys want more power. What a joke!

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    By titling his article as ‘Gota versus the Tamils and Muslims’, the writer has very cleverly conflated the two minority communities to convey the impression that there is a very large set of common issues that both groups possess which have to be addressed by President GR. The writer has thereby projected the issue as being synergistically larger than it’s real size.
    Both minority communities do have their shares of issues with the State, but these are qualitatively and quantitatively different in form, shape, substance and intensity.
    The Tamil problems commenced 71 years ago, when the first seeds of separatism were planted just before or after Independence.
    The Muslim problems are of more recent origin and were catalysed by significant changes in their conduct of various Islamic practices.
    The Muslims will have to resolve their issues using the advice of the Prophet (sal) who advocated Shoora (consultation) and Ijma (consensus) in seeking solutions to such problems.
    Will the Tamils agree to using these twin processes in their ‘peace-talks’ with President GR ? Based on their past actions, this seems hardly likely.
    So the good Professor KD will do well to separate the two communities in his narratives and leave it to the Muslims to carve out their future in our Motherland.

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    Native Sinhalayo, because of their kind-heartedness married two ladies who were in a desperate situation.
    One is a Muslim lady who faced raping and death by Portuguese slaughterers. King Senerath rescued this lady and married her.
    The second one is a Malabar Demala lady brought to Sinhale by colonial parasites and abandoned in Sinhale. Native Sinhalayo gave citizenship to this stateless lady and married her.
    After going through this marriage, Native Sinhalyo have realized that both these ladies have turned out to be nagging wives. All the time making fuss saying ‘I want this, I want that’. Never get satisfied with what they have.

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      @Eagle Eye .
      So now it is in the global cloud data forever.
      You have now eaten your humble pie and admitted all Muslims and Tamils are of Royal blood and 100%
      Natives of this land .
      I say you are better than the Tamil racists who try hard to make monkey out of peanuts .
      They want Muslims to be Tamils but only as a low Cast Tamils
      The Sinhalayos still have some generosity left in them
      Hats of to you Eagle Eye , though sometimes very short sighted.

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    Prof. David,
    “Stunning”? No, not at all.
    Northern Tamils and Eastern Muslims work like a herd of sheep. If you want the entire herd to be taken to a slaughtering house, it can be done easily according to the results of the last presidential election.
    After the election they wake up and check around to know that there is no escape route now. Thus they are compelled to look up the slaughterer’s long knife and beg mercy. It is the LTTE friendly writers and wealthy diaspora relatives who drag these innocent idiotic rural villagers of the North and East to this tragic end.
    There is no polarization Prof. David; it is pure lunacy, idiocy, and primitive slavishness.

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    Dear Professor Kumar David,
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    I absolutely agree,
    and I hope that this comment gets in before the trolls start querying how you make such specific statements as, “72% of Sinhala Buddhist and nearly 60% of other Sinhalese – Catholic/Christian – voted for him” when it is a secret ballot.
    .
    Those same people accepted Mahinda Rajapaksa’s claim that he knew that 80% of postal votes were for Gota, when the boxes remained sealed. The Elpitiya Election should not have been held when it was. By now, I have serious doubts about the neutrality of Mahinda Deshapriya during the last year or so.
    .
    It is good that your article is short and to the point. If we don’t accept, informed, intelligent and sober extrapolations of the sort that you have made, we cannot make any meaningful statements on the results of the election.
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    It would be good for Gota to take seriously criticisms made objectively and intending no harm.

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    Mr.David , for the question I raised under “HK people take their city back”, you seems to have answered here by way of suggestions. But what is your predictions on the real outcome, at the end of Gotha,s term. Your strength is political science which I admit to lac, but I have a fairly decent knowledge in Psychology. I am confident with my assessments, but I will wait to hear from experts like you first. Remember Rajapaksas already had their chances. As for HK, the difference is after a six months of relentless struggle , a divided nation voted for “what is best for their nation and people”. Where as our “Sorry Lankans/ SB “, after 30 years of turmoil voted for “what is worse ” to the minority /others .

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    It is high time Tamils and Muslims get together and come against the Gotler.
    we the Singhalese are smart enough to differentiate the minorities are against the Man with the Van and not on racial lines.

    The recent appointment of Ministers out of 15 – there is a single female minister -Pavithra W.
    out of 55 state and deputy ministers – none of them either Muslim, Tamil or Women.

    This is how Gotler is going to start reconciliation. my foot.

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    KD You know Gotta is well placed among the majority. He is a known terminator and anything of sustainable ethno-religious existence is something not in his vocabulary. Last time around the nepostistic generation got caught and not this time around. The art they reflected and ascertained is to do the same thing but not het caught. Be on the look out. Get into your prayer rooms and start praying that god’s will intervene o leave something for future generations.

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    US and EU are doing their best to fester the beggars wound of s- called ethnic and religious conflict in Sri Lanka and KD’s article is in this line – like a US Peace Corps Bot. The US and EU thrive on ethnic divides and fake reconciliation projects while looting Lanka with fake development aid projects like MCC while France and EU loots the Indian Ocean fisheries.

    USA is also terrified that the truth about the US-Saudi owned ISIS attack to weaponize religious and ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka 10 years after war ended and on Easter Sunday will be revealed soon. .. So the struggle for truth goes on.
    Inspector Sharni who fled to Suisse very likely did the Easter Cover up with FBI and CIA and now needs asylum in EU!

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    Only a two – state solution will save the island, with or without Gota, to live in peace, with security and with dignity, to develop and to prosper as good neighbours, in the region. We need each other to be proud of.
    The country’s 70 years of nation building has failed, think outside the box, race and religion has no space under globalisation and under super powers, conform to international norms and standards to be accepted, resolve and move forward, or commit suicide.

    Murali as Governor, How’s that?, my god ! Will chuck again.

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      Of course, Tigers an their supporters love to see Sinhalese Buddhists disappears, then, they can grab the Indian ocean.

      Supper powers are looking for a nuclear war and they love to see part of their countries disappear as well as Tamil gang land of Tamil Nadu.
      \
      Today, China and Russia have sophisticated nuclear weapons. Europe and North America is nothing for them . That is the realty.

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    Alternatively suggest KD remind N&E Tamil constituency the things not to do if one is demanding respect and partnership on an equal footing. There is a growing sense in the South that investments under programmes like “Uthuru Vasanthaya” and “Nagenahira Navodaya” are a complete waste and those funds could be deployed elsewhere productively which will be appreciated (the key word) by the people in those areas (more votes).

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    A typically lucid analysis of what faces Sri Lanka, particularly the fact that, while Modi is not going to be overly concerned with the fate of the Tamils or Muslims in Sri Lanka, per se, he doesn’t want to see a state of affairs that gets the Tamils in India riled up, something that already appears to have happened, with Vaiko organizing one of his protests already!

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    Prof Kumar David,

    Thanks for the essay.

    The Tamils and Muslims were wise in voting wholesale to Sajith, a Sinhala Buddhist but a non-racist, and the Sinhalese Buddhist vote of 72 percent to Gotabaya showed that Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhism “ , in its raw form. However, the incompetence of the Traitors, the duo Ranil W and Sirisena, makes this murky. Still about 10 percent Tamils and Muslims voted for Gotabaya. Why? They all forgot the atrocities? There are two Tamils in the Gotabaya Cabinet, Christians but no Muslims.

    See what Wahhabism, the followers of the Devil, per prescient Hadith of Najd , has done to the Muslims. Make them lose their ability to think.

    One good thing about Gotabaya cabinet is that it is small, 15 vs. 30. Can they also cut the staff of the state machinery by 50 percent and introduce automation to increase productivity?

    Will the Sinhala Buddhist give up their bad habit of prostrating to imbecile saffron clad monks, which the first 6 kings of Lanka including Elara did not do?

    What about the joke, the monks asking for blessings if the triple Gem, Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha, when the monks are Sangha? What a joke, to ask blessings from themselves. They should go in front of a mirror.

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    Minority rights and grievances are real, and if ANY government wants peace and progress, they MUST address the issues. Discrimination in any way, and ignoring the minority, will lead to anger and frustration, breeding grounds for extremism, anywhere in the world. The man who just won the elections has a LONG way to go, to convince the minority that he is genuinely concerned for their rights and security, considering his ugly history, of being involved in those who attacked Muslims, which ended in the killing of many in a Mosque, while this esteemed Secretary of Defense did sweet nothing.
    White vans and threats will only make it worse.
    Until all Sri Lankans are treated the same, and these attacks on the minority, their places of worship, homes, and businesses cease, and most importantly the majority learns to stop hating them, and accept the fact they belong here too, there will never be peace and progress in this country.

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      Amarasiri aiya
      “Why? They all forgot the atrocities?”
      I know you are sad.
      I wrote during the campaign period:
      “UNP totally depends on ‘en bloc’ minority voting. Hence disharmony among ethnic and religious groups is a fundamental necessity for their electoral success. Propaganda to brain wash the minorities to the effect that the other is your enemy is their main modus operandi.”
      Keep the pot of hatred boiling Amarasiri aiya. If you get little bit more Sinha votes next time you are through.

      Soma

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    Dear Professor,

    We do not have a real ethnic problem but you NGO supports and racist politicans created so called problem. All Sri Lankans have the basic needs. Those are problems of food, sheltor , security, law and order , education, health etc.

    I hope that GR will solve those problems as much as possible for all Sri Lanka. Give him the time to do that.

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    Wasn’t the civil war all-about -“Meaningful devolution of power to the minorities is essential if there is to be a meaningful democracy”. There is never any chance of meaningful democracy. There has never been that since independence. Whenever Rajapaksas open the mouth they are always lying. Remember the claim by the megalomaniac Rajapaksa said that the troops marched in with a gun in one hand and the book on human rights in the other. Human rights the best joke there is.

    Democracy itself is corrupted. When religion enters the arena of politics nothing will go right. Combine that with corruption at every level, You have no chance. We never had a leader who cares about the country. Whatever he may be Gotabaya is not a leader nor will he ever be. The people who voted for him must have had their head stuck up where the sun don’t shine.

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    Land and police powers and other political demands should not be mixed up with reconciliation.
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    They are ploitical issues that should be resolved within the framework of an ethnically and culturally united Sri Lanka.Attempts to ‘fight for’ such things under the current, divided unit cn only lead to war.

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    While there is almost impossibility of gota solving the ethnic issues it will not result in repeal of 13th amendment. While majority of Sinhalese and many Muslims and Tamils are against confederation of heavily de centralised federalism the average voter isn’t entirely opposed to devolution provided it doesnt result in secession. Even pro rajapkse dayan jayatilleka has stated this. Also india beign a super power will not allow for a amendment of which it enforced to go away. otherwise it will loose credibility and will not have any influence on srilankan affairs which will mean a security threat which could be posed by china which may seek to balkanise it into 29 nations through setting up an intelligence base in srilanka (which would be catastrophic as that would mean they would have hostile elements on all its borders except Bangladesh). Thus while federalism will not happen with gota, complete repeal of devolution will not happen.

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    Lately Modi has been showing significant interest in Tamil Nadu. His party has alliance with ruling party which makes engagement easy. He met the Chinese President in Tamil Nadu which is out of ordinary. He has allocated mega funds for development. He was seen addressing briefly in Tamil and frequently quoting Tamil Literature during his routine speeches elsewhere.. The reasons are, TN among Southern states has the potential for political growth and making some inroads. Kerala and Andhra are difficult for BJP because of established party monopoly. Where as absence of national political figures (Jeya, Karuna) in TN gives BJP some chances to establish. He is also urging foreign leaders for more investment in TN. He may well find Lankan issue as a god given gift , to get to the TN people

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    India is a joke. Modi’s campaign promise to Indians was to build toilets. India cannot force SL to give Tamils or Muslims devolution. After the Easter attacks, devolution does not make any sense. Militarization of the North and East is essential for national security. Regarding economic development, it is possible to give priority to the Southern and Central provinces. It is up to the people in the Northern provinces to participate or remain isolated.

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      Lester

      “India is a joke. “

      Why aren’t you laughing at it?

      “Modi’s campaign promise to Indians was to build toilets.”

      Beg your pardon, I have no idea you have been long a time Indian Toilet Watcher. Please do continue if you enjoy watching Indian toilets. By the way about 95,000 household lack toilet facilities in this island according to 2011 (2012) census. You should focus your attention on those who do not have access to toilets in this island than watching Indian bums.

      “India cannot force SL to give Tamils or Muslims devolution.”

      Hindia did force its will on the stupid ignorant “blow your own trumpet” little people of this island. You know it. Forget the little people of this island, you will do well to remember the creation of Bangladesh.

      “Regarding economic development, it is possible to give priority to the Southern and Central provinces. It is up to the people in the Northern provinces to participate or remain isolated.”

      Leave them isolated for a few years you will see two countries in one island.
      You should stop dreaming, stop being a bigot if you want to see the complete transformation of this entire island for good. You stupid ugly bigots tried your best to stop anything good happening to the a section of the people and ended up destroying the entire island.

      For the good of the country and yourself I suggest you take Sannyasa (life stage of renunciation), or attempt to attain Nibbana.

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        Native Bugger,

        I have been to India, have you? You have to hold your nose as soon as you get off the plane. If you go on a train, you can see people defecating in the open. There is a serious problem with rape. In 2012, a young girl was gang-raped on a bus and her intestine pulled out. Corruption is massive, much worse than in SL. I have never been to a more backwards country. But the best comparison is with China. India is supposedly the world’s 2nd largest “democracy.” China is what you human rights champions call “authoritarian.” Yet, China is leagues ahead of India. This proves my fundamental point: democracy is not necessary for economic development. All that matters is government spending. Gotabaya’s economic policies will have the greatest impact for Sri Lanka, not whether he investigates white van or people who died 20 years ago.

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    David,

    You folks appear to have a VERY strange idea about how to treat minorities. Mollycoddlying minorities and bending over backwards for usually ridiculous requests is NOT treating all communities equally. I for one dont think Sinhala Buddhists are superior by any means. But that does not mean Sinhala Buddhists should tolerate when they are jerked around by minorities.

    Sorry bro. That is how it goes. Try doing what you preach in any other country. You will find yourslf in jain before you say jail.

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    We have plenty of coverage of how Dr Nandasena acted on bad days. Should we patiently wait to see how he would perform on good days?

    Remember Dr Nandasena himself said that he loves SL and his fans backup his claim that he is a vegetarian, teetotaler, doesn’t own a house or any real-estates and daily meditate for hours.

    If Dr Nandasena can craft out a policy to convince people that he would gradually implement a merit base system in local, regional and national stage then who would even dare to curse him?

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    Prof Kumar David’s last paragraph {“If President Gotabaya wants to be remembered as a solver of the ethnic problem in addition to his other successes, he will do well to take note of a poster that has been coming up in Hong Kong reminding student rioters that there are things not to do if one is demanding democracy…..”}
    Gotabaya is the candidate of the Rajapaksa-family owned SLPP. At the Local Government elections in 2018, the founder of SLPP Basil R, touted the slogan “Reconciliation with Tamils will result in separation and annihilation of Sinhalese”.
    Kumar David is projecting Gotabaya as a potential ‘solver of ethnic problem’.
    My my my foot.
    “..in addition to his other successes…….”
    His failures outweigh successes several fold. The civil war ended because of Sarath Fonseka, Karuna and others. India played a major role.
    Kumar is a self-claimed expert on Hong Kong. He claims people of Hong Kong are demanding democracy. But they do not mention the genocide of Uighurs!
    By the way Kumar David created the term ‘authoritarian GR’.
    .
    To cut a long story short: Any jobs?

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    Short and Sweet .. Good one Dr David.

    Tamils and Muslims in combination thrashed Nandasena 7 to 3..
    Now you want Tamils to control the Lands in North and the East with their own Police.

    I know your Muslim brothers lead by Bathudeen and Rauf Hakeem and Kabir were playing Doubles with Abraham, Sivajilingam and Sampathar to deliver that Thrashing…

    Will Bathudeen , Rauf Hakeem and Kabir accept all lands in the North and East to be under the TNA Vellalas who live in Cinnamon Gardens?.

    Second point , Will the One million Tamils who joined their Brethren in the North and the East to make up that Keselwatta Kid’s 5,2 Million also want a separate Police run by the TNA and Land Banks of the areas where they have been traditional occupants like in Wellala Gardens?.

    Confusing Isn’t it Mate ?..

    Keselwatta Kid is apparently in bad shape after losing his Presidency .
    And the friends who pushed him to put the hand up are now pissed off because the Kid does not want to even front up to Dr Ranil , let alone ask for the UNP Boss Job or the Leader of the Opposition Gig ?.

    And he is now become a total recluse with severe depression.
    Wonder whether Kid read the Sampathar and Sivajilingam MOUs which Dr Ranil had got him to sign , before handing over the Candidacy..

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