13 December, 2017

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GTF Condemns Alleged Murder Attempt On Sumanthiran

Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has today condemned the recent alleged attempt to harm Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran.

Sumanthiran

“The Global Tamil Forum  is deeply shocked and horrified to hear the news of a plan to assassinate Honourable Member of Parliament Mr. M.A. Sumanthiran in Jaffna. GTF and diaspora Tamils are immensely relieved that the alleged plan failed and are grateful to all whose timely action helped preventing the dastardly act. We condemn those who planned this reprehensible attempt in the strongest possible terms, and call upon the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice,” the GTF said in a statement.

“Mr. Sumanthiran plays a very important role in the post-2009 politics of the Tamil people, with immense efforts and sacrifice towards establishing accountability and justice in Sri Lanka and particularly for the Tamils. GTF and Diaspora Tamils are grateful for his courage, passion and commitment to peacefully resolve the grievances of the Tamil people by adopting consensual approach, particularly through the constitutional process.” the GTF said.

GTF spokesperson Suren Surendiran said: “Violence in various forms has had a significant negative impact on Sri Lankan politics for well over six decades and has extorted a heavy toll on its people. GTF would like to reiterate that it is the responsibility of all the peoples and political leaders to ensure that violence from any quarters will never again be a part of the political landscape of Sri Lanka.”

Four ex-LTTE cadres arrested on charges in connection with the alleged murder attempt and were remanded at the Anuradhapura prisons. The assassination plot was allegedly backed by a diaspora LTTE faction.

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    most singhalese point of view – Sumanthiran is one of talented politicians of today s politics. I think he deserves to be protect from all evils. If brutal men would plot to kill him – can leave a big vacuum in the side of tamil. War almost killed all the talented politcians inlcuding Gamini, Athulathmudali, Premadasa, Ranjan wijeratne and various good tamil politicians. Today the country lack of the senior politicians to speed the process towards the sustainable solutions towards peace for all.

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      Simon

      Agreed . Mr.Sumanthiran is head and shoulders above the rest in all aspects . He is educated,articulate. totally committed and honest .In my opinion PM or President material .

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    CT uploads crap. It is like it is very difficult for CT to find news.

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      THEN why you want to read the crap, ignore and fly youer kite?????.

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      Jim Shitty wrote: CT uploads crap. It is like it is very difficult for CT to find news.

      TFN’s reply: yet you come here and respond to the articles? By they way be thankful to CT as they post your comments though it is filled with racial hatred and absolute rubbish.

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      “CT uploads crap. It is like it is very difficult for CT to find news. “

      On the same vein have you ever thought why CT publishes you bigoted, racist, hypocritical nonsensical crap.

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    RE: GTF Condemns Alleged Murder Attempt On Sumanthiran

    “Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has today condemned the recent alleged attempt to harm Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran.”

    Wrong target! Average IQ of Paras is 79.

    The Fools, Modayas and Mootals have got the wrong target.

    They shoukd ask the FCID and the Avtars as to who are the correct targets.

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    My God are CMB Telegraph feeling ok, To suddenly publish this old new story. Must go against its sympathy grain

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      malik

      “To suddenly publish this old new story. Must go against its sympathy grain”

      It may be an old story to some, bit for other it is still a new story.

      Look, the story that it is the Earth that spins and orbits the Sun, from Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler, is an old old story to many, but still there are many other who who have not yet heard the story.

      1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says

      A quarter of Americans surveyed could not correctly answer that the Earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around, according to a report out Friday from the National Science Foundation.

      http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4-americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says

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    GTF the plot came from a foreign Group outside sri lanka called the LTTE.. remember that Terrorist death cult. So why not finally condemn the Int Tamil Diaspora for the acts of violence in sri lanka who still support the LTTE CLEARLY.

    ‘all the peoples and political leaders to ensure that violence from any quarters will never again be a part of the political landscape of Sri Lanka.”

    clearly the outside lot the so called diaspora has failed in exposing the LTTE foreigners living among them

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    The way these people have worded the statement one would have thought it is a sri lankan plot, the mention of the word sri lankan. Than the last world you see LTTE.

    Still GTF must be red faced since this LTTE terrorist plot to murder was fully exposed. The same LTTE elements living among them.

    That red face also goes to Colombo Telegraph

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    Mr.Sumanthiran is a honourable man a pride to Tamil people of SL and one of the intellectuals of the parliament.
    We need to protect him.

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    Sumanthiran is a threat to chauvinistic and racial elements who are against Federalism. I must say it is the same type of forces that killed Raviraj (a versatile Tamil politician like Sumanthiran) and Taraki Sivaram (another genius who espoused the Tamil cause) who is going after Sumanthiran.

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    GTF is shedding crocodile tears. They together with Wigneswaran are answerable to this. Once again these privilege class Vellala politicians are trying hard to put the simple hardworking Northern Tamils into difficulties. GTF members are remnants of LTTE and they live abroad comfortably with their children but push the poor children in Jaffna to commit violence. No country in the world has recognized GTF.

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      shedding crocodile tears

      So is CMB Telegraph. This story is now very old in terms of news cycle, but CMB telegraph dragged its feet in publishing and the entire details WONDER WHY??? It’s top story how a mad astrologer is arrested in Sri lanka two news items on that story in a short space of 2 days. Imagine if a sinhalese plot was reported to kill a leading Tamil MP, Non stop coverage blow by blow accounts CMB telegraph will even fill it’s advert banners. Like that famous saying goes ‘ in journalism truth is a process’ now where have i seen it ahmmm????

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        Journalism is bitter when the truth hurts.

        If the media blamed LTTE for the murders of MP Raviraj, MP Pararajasingam, Minister Kadirkamar, 5 students in Trincomalee, 16 French Aid Workers, Lasantha Wickematunge, Rashmi Mohamed, Sirasa TV. Paranirupasingham Devakumar, News 1st. Suresh Linbiyo, Dharmeratnam Sivaram, Lanka Jayasundara, Mylvaganam Nimalarajan, BBC, Anura Priyantha, Prageeth Ekneligoda, Wasim Thajudeen. and thousands more it would have been and did indeed sweetened Malicious Malik and many like him.

        In fact, the military and ultra nationalist media blamed LTTE for most of the murders but when called for investigation by unbiased neutral judges seek protection under SOVEREIGNTY.

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    Was this assasination attempt even real!?
    Hope it was not staged by those with ulterior motives to creat a false impression that the LTTE threat is still around.

    Who would think that they would gain an advantage by creating such a situation!?

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      yes just like the LTTE never existed, there was no war ever in sri lanka. 30 years of imagination. Must be magic

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        Malik, it appears you can’t read!
        Try reading before commenting…

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    GTF

    Paper condemning is just not enough. The perpetrators are bedfellows of the GTF, BTF, TGT, TYO etc.

    Get rid of all the hate mongers from the ranks and files of the GTF.

    Deny them the opportunity carry the proscribed LTTE flags.

    Complain any wrong doings of the LTTE fellows to the police.

    Do not depend on the funds provided by the extremist LTTE fellows.

    Make public declarations to confirm that the thugs are not entertained in the GTF.

    Influence the other groups mentioned above to follow standards.

    Just random condemnations to show that GTF is above board is not enough. It is downright foolery.

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    Like in all ethno based conflicts or differences, you have the hardliners and the moderates. In Ireland, the moderates did a deal with the British to have a separate Ireland but the hardliners did away with the moderates. It is therefore essential for the moderates to be with those in authority and for the authority to recognize the concerns of the moderates thus marginalizing the hardliners.

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    Malik, you still think you can wind-up Singhalese by spelling the word LTTE. Most of the Singhalese are well informed now than 30 years ago. stay at the vasipatha and steal firewood from burning house is eventually dangerous. Now people understand why LTTE asked people to leave Jaffna Town. Sorry to say- please grow-up.

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      He is a typical example of his community opportunistic selfish backstabbing, always looking to score for his fake Arab low caste converted Dravidian Indian Tamil immigrant community, at the expense of the indigenous Tamils.

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    GTF – well I understand that DBS is pointing the finger at LTTE rump organisations. DO you qualify as one.

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    No sensible human or group even with the low IQ of 79 imagine to assassinate MP Sumanthiran who was elected in the general election by Northern Tamils. The government must investigate this accusation.

    LTTE or its surviving supporters must understand certain blunders that they did in the past, namely boycotting TWO elections, general in 1994 and presidential in 2005. The former enabled EPDP to win 8 seats with 3 and 4 votes and became the largest party to represent Tamils. We know the damage done to Tamils by this party let alone killing of innocent people and possibly other MPs as well. In the latter the boycott of Tamils ensured Mahinda Rajapakse’s victory which starved and killed babies, children and women.

    These two blunders are suffice for LTTE to sit down and reassess their past and give way to elected representatives to try to resolve the problems of Tamils. Please accept your mistakes and bear responsibility for the losses and humiliating defeat in the war. The defeat also was brought about by alienating all the countries in the world and relying on some unelected fanatical individuals in India, US and and Sri Lanka.

    As a piece of advice read Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela and understand the problems associated with freedom fighters. You do not even understand that hoisting Tiger flags (but you call it national flag, by pulling wool over your eyes and on others’) will deny what you want most in the first place, publicity, because most countries have banned LTTE and the national media of those countries will not publish or show your protest marches or conferences with those flags hoisted in them.

    Tamils have suffered enough and confrontation with other communities will ruin them. Please give way to democracy and democratically elected MPs.

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    I do not believe this for moment.A Vasu student from colpetty!
    He is trying a stunt like Ganeshan to get to know the Trump Administration.
    Atul is there because he is career diplomat or he too would go.

    Trump is the only one who is delivering on his promises with speed.

    Why is Google playing the Charity Card? Both want money back from staff and from buyer by inundating us continuously with newer versions and the existing version goes outdated.He is against Protect and Grow American Jobs Act.

    Why is Amazon going to courts against Trump? Read his book and wages he pays. He runs a sweat shop at Luxembourg- All agency staff – zero contracts. He is against Protect and Grow American Jobs Act.

    Ahead of his swearing-in, two American lawmakers have introduced a bill that seeks to change the H-1B & L-1 visa programmes.- “Protect and Grow American Jobs Act”

    Tech’s even at India are not happy with Google but prefer Trumps Protect and Grow American Jobs Act – The bill proposes to raise the minimum salary of H-1B visa to $100,000 per annum (currently it is $60,000 per annum). The hike in minimum salary of an H-1B visa worker to $100,000 per annum would make hiring Indian IT professionals less attractive and may push companies to go for US workers.

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      rabid
      “The hike in minimum salary of an H-1B visa worker to $100,000 per annum would make hiring Indian IT professionals less attractive and may push companies to go for US workers. “

      The issue is that there is lack of IT skills in US, in UK and rest of the West

      It’s still cheaper to hire Indian IT professionals @100k than have over run of the IT project which will cost colossal amount or to have a sub standard system which will invariably fail at an enormous cost

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    While this information may come as a shock, and if this story is true, then the culture of impunity that besotted the LTTE or the the remnants should be swiftly and strictly be dealt with.

    Just a thought though. DBJ has been known to be close to the Rajapakses. And it is common knowledge how they enticed the then LTTE with money and other promises to win elections. Do I smell a rat here? Could there be some remnants of the LTTE that may have been pocketed by the former regime? Just a thought though. After all, in Sri Lanka, for political power, anything can happen.

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      A typically We Thamizh plot gets busted and the cool stories start rolling in :D
      How amusing to see We Thamizh invoke the Rajapakse bogey and scramble for cover :D

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    jansee.

    This is v.interesting.Was DBSJ.close to the Rajapakses? He was also close to Taraki-Sivaram,in his salad days!
    The plot thickens.Is DBSJ,a third generation Tamil from Kurunegala[His claim] playing a plot of Sir.Arthur.Conan.Doyle?

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