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Hard Resolution: How And Why Sri Lanka Should Argue That The UNHRC Reject An External Inquiry

By Dayan Jayatilleka –

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

“It’s a hard rain a-gonna fall” – Bob Dylan

Going by media reports it would seem that the US-UK is veering towards a clearer fore-grounding of a mandate for investigation of Sri Lanka by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, a position which would crystallise around March 15th or 18th in Geneva.

During the bitterly fought end of a long war of national defence against the monstrous LTTE, individual elements of the Sri Lankan armed forces may have brutally transgressed, but national self respect demands maximum resistance to being subjected like Devyani Khobragade to the institutional equivalent of an invasive full body probe. Sri Lanka should resist being singled out and its sovereignty collectively violated by resolution.

The most specious and disingenuous arguments are in play as part of a disinformation operation to justify such an investigation. For instance a list of country situations in which an investigation either by the Human Rights Council or the High Commissioner’s Office was authorised is being trotted out. The briefest of perusals of the list would show that all these situations are one of the following:

  • Strongly ongoing conflicts (Syria, Darfur)
  • Illegitimate regimes (unelected, military dictatorships such as Myanmar)
  • Failed states (Sudan/Darfur)
  • Occupied territories under international law and UN Security Council resolutions (Israel).

To bring Sri Lanka into this list would be classic case of giving a dog a bad name and hanging it or far more mildly, of mixing apples and oranges.

By sharp contrast,

  • Sri Lanka is a legitimate state with an elected government, whatever its transgressions (and they are many).
  • The prevalence of democracy — contrary to the recent strictures of the former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga— is dramatically evidenced by the 78% vote obtained by the TNA in an election held in an area saturated with troops.
  • There is no ongoing armed violence on any large scale in Sri Lanka (as in Syria or Darfur). Therefore there is no urgent imperative to save lives. Sri Lanka is in a post-war situation and has been so for five years.

Thus an external investigation of Sri Lanka either by the Council or the Office of the High Commissioner would be the first time that a legitimate state which is not in a situation of war (either external or internal) and is not in occupation of any territory which either belongs to another state or is in dispute, would be subject to investigation with regard to a successfully concluded war conducted by its legitimately constituted armed forces, entirely within its territory and against a terrorist non-state actor.

It is in this quite precise and concrete sense that a resolution calling for an external investigation by whichever mechanism or agency, would be dangerously precedent setting. The Council should reject such a resolution which contains any such transgression of international norms.

Sadly, sheer incompetence, intellectual inability and squandering of the ‘soft power’ resources of the Sri Lankan state, apparently make it an uphill task for the Sri Lankan government representatives in Geneva to convince the Human Rights Council — 72% of which is drawn from the friendly regions of Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America— of these simple facts.

The Sri Lankan side should consider a bold trade-off. If the resolution were to contain no reference whatsoever to any external investigation of the war, it would be acceptable — as it most certainly was not during wartime—to set up an office of the OHCHR in Sri Lanka provided that its written mandate is forward looking, i.e. it monitors and reports to the Council on future violations. This would also reveal the truth about the resolution and those who are pushing it: is it all about preventing human rights violations and improving the situation in Sri Lanka — which is that the UNHRC is about— or  is it intended to punish, polarise and dominate Sri Lanka?

While the rest of the original (March 3rd) text remains, if the US-UK draft resolution is modified so as to delete the reference to an OHCHR investigation, it will draw the line of demarcation through Sri Lankan society, creating a broad domestic consensus which isolates the hawks. If however, the resolution reinforces or retains an investigative role of the OHCHR, the line of demarcation in Sri Lankan society will shift in another direction, isolating the doves or the appeasers. It will be the CFA/PTOMS years, pitting the ‘patriots’ against the ‘anti-war camp’, ‘nation’ vs. anti-nation’ all over again. The text of the final resolution and its passage will do nothing less than determine and define for a significant period, the location of the border which demarcates the political community that is Sri Lanka; i.e. the nation.

The response of the Sri Lankan government in the case of a resolution which does not contain an external investigative component should be one of constructive engagement, and if it is not, a social and political price will be paid by the government. On the other hand, if the resolution retains or reinforces an investigative mandate for the OHCHR or the Council, the government’s response should be to fight against it globally and within the Council, which will receive the endorsement of society at large, except for certain enclaves.

Crimean Lessons for Colombo

Meanwhile Sri Lanka must learn the correct lessons of the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine. All the wrong lessons are being drawn. The Sinhala hawks — some in Cabinet—argue that Crimea is evidence that devolution should be off the agenda. It is analytically imperative however, to read the Ukraine/Crimea together with Georgia/Abkhazia and Serbia/Kosovo. The lessons seem to be as follows:

  1. If one has a giant neighbour who has co-ethnics in a part of your territory that is contiguous with or adjacent to it, it is counterproductive to have a regime in the capital that adopts a policy which is aggressive towards or is perceived as hostile by the said neighbour.  In such a situation, the giant neighbour may intervene and cut off the relevant border area.  Even with European neighbours and Western support, neither Georgia nor Ukraine could do anything about it. With only one neighbour, Sri Lanka is acutely vulnerable. Cuba by contrast, had enormous sympathy in neighbouring Latin America and the Caribbean.
  2. The closest that Sri Lanka came to a Crimea situation was in the past, when Vardarajaperumal tried to trigger Cyprusization while the IPKF was on Northern and Eastern soil. Russia had military bases in the Crimea from centuries ago. Having won the war, the troops on the ground in the sensitive Tamil majority border areas are Sri Lankan. It is vital that the Sri Lankan armed forces retain its presence. Withdrawal is non- negotiable and any ‘drawdown’ is a sovereign decision of Sri Lanka. What is negotiable with the Northern PC is the role and function— the profile and ‘footprint’ — of those troops.
  3. Any violence or perceived threat of violence by Sri Lankan armed forces or paramilitaries against the ethnic minority which has co-ethnics in the neighbouring giant; any perception of cultural colonisation or threat to the collective identity of such a minority and the North (and parts of the East) will wind up a Crimea. The ongoing alienation of the Muslim minority will only help the reactivation of the old notion of the ‘Tamil speaking people/s’ and will lose Sri Lanka its east as well, troops or no troops.
  4. It is not possible for armed forces from the capital to hold off the vastly superior armed forces of a neighbouring state. What Georgia and the Ukraine could not do, Sri Lanka cannot do. Sri Lankan forces in the North and East cannot survive a projection of kinetic power by its vastly superior neighbour.
  5. The declaration by the Crimea assembly and the imminent referendum in Scotland are an argument against excessive or centrifugal autonomy/devolution, but it is not an argument against autonomy/devolution as such. The breakup of Yugoslavia commenced and Kosovo became an independent country well after, and because of the dissolution of the Kosovo assembly and the revocation of the autonomous status of the province. The lesson for Sri Lanka is to implement, but not go beyond, the 13th amendment. This would be the equivalent of the Buddhist ‘Middle Path’ or the Aristotelian ‘Golden Mean’. Any deviation in the direction of excess on either side— too much or too little devolution— would lead us to a Kosovo, Darfur, or Crimea.

*Dayan Jayatilleka was Sri Lanka’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN Geneva in 2007-2009 including the Special Session of May 2009. He was also a Vice President of the Human Rights Council. 

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  • 9
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    DJ@,

    Devolution is the only way. Look at all the govts that go even deeper with federal system. Switzerland for example, there are bezirks that have their own administration.
    If you have access to do so, making effrots to pass these ideas directly to MR ABUSIVE – Mahinda Rajapakshe. We the many in and out of the country are just simple simons, ours would not help that much.

    Not only you, the list of professionals you named in RECENT articles or interviews should come forward to save the country from Rajapakshe by making them clear the essence of understading the reality of the issue.

    So long they the idiots would not identify the gravity of the problem of island´s ethnic issue, we may stay waging the tail.

    Day to day, it is becoming clear threat against the regime is getting stronger.

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      Ignorant and arrogant talks like devolution is the only way is what kept the war going for 25 years. Remember that tigers could not hold off the army even for 3 years. The hard part was negating the separatist propaganda.

      A federal state that treats the center as the enemy and one that feels more connected with Tamil Nadu can be disastrous to the country.

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        So give us then the alternative proposals.

        What would his silence say ?

        DJ and others in same ranks should work on the importance of sending message to every corner of the country that DEVOLUTION OF POWER is not DIVIDING THE COUNTRY.
        Some those who are vulnerable to get caught by fake buddhist monks or the like would stay on thinking that DEVOLUTION ofPOWER is dividing the country and giving part of North and East to the Tamils.

        Indians go on saying that 13 AMD was a good solution for the problems of island nation. Then our leader promised them, EU, America and all that 13 + would be given. How can the same leader face the IC today, having fulfilled an inch of work towards concessions.

        Instead his govt to creat new violence against Muslim srilankens are seen contrast today.

        Mervin – mirror image, twin brother of Mahinda Rajapaske threaten Muslims today as he threatened journalists 2 years ago.

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          So you want to give the once proposed interim self governing authority to the separatists who waged a violent war against us to secede just because there is a stupid minister called Mervin? Do you own this country?

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            if you are that concerned please remove this bugger from his physical existence rather than irritating people further.

            To the question, whther the country of my property. As one who lived in the country as a born lanken in southern province, today having lived on europe for the last two decades, feel more that regional adminstration do more for the development of people. That means not that country is being divided, but power is devolved to regional levels. Not just as titles of councils as it is the case in srilanka, real devolution of power is exercised by Swiss and German people without any kind of disputes between provinces. As indians confirm 13AMD to the lanken consitution will deliver that. And our leaders think if it is not – then they had time enough to bring other alternatives.

            Just paying blind eye, telling blantant lies to deceive locals and IC further will bring us no where. Later or today- we the nation have to agree with for a peaceful solution.

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            Separatists ?

            Then we should also be separatists – that oppose MR politics ?

            Everyone born in the country has equal rights,if the country is still named after – ” Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka”

            So what is wrong if we introduce federal system to lanken administriation ? If not what are the alternatives before us in finding sustainable peace among all folks ?

            Each of us is free to add our own views. SO you too ought to give yours if you go against –

      • 8
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        Liberal One

        Dayan is looking for a job and could you help him find one. Here is his CV:

        Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka
        Curriculum Vitae

        PERSONAL INFORMATION

        Date of Birth : 3rd December 1956

        Civil Status : Married

        Address : No. l, rue Perronet
        92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine
        France

        DESIGNATION

         Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to France accredited to
        Spain and Portugal and Permanent Delegate of Sri Lanka to UNESCO, Paris.

         Honorary Senior Fellow – Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of
        Singapore (2011 – 2013)

        POSTS LAST HELD

         Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National
        University of Singapore (2010)

         Permanent Representative/ Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the United Nations at Geneva and other International Organization in
        Switzerland (2007-2009)

        ……..
        …….
        ……

        POLITICAL EXPERIENCE

         Minister, Ministry of Planning & Youth Affairs, North-East Provincial Council (1988-89)

         Director, Conflict Studies, Institute of Policy Studies (1990-94), functioning as
        Advisor/Consultant to President Premadasa (1989-93)

         Executive Director, Premadasa Centre (1994 – 2000) djayatilleka@gmail.com

         Assistant Secretary of the Sri Lanka Mahajana Party (SLMP)

         Founder member, Social Scientists Association (SSA)

         Founder member, Movement for Inter-racial Justice and Equality (MIRJE)

        ……….
        ………
        ……..

        Rest of his can be obtained from the link below:

        http://www.maayajo.org/IMG/SIMC/CV_H.E.%20Dr.%20Dayan%20%20Jayatilleka.pdf

        Poor fellow find him a job.

        • 3
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          Native Vedda,

          You say to well qualified, well educated and well respected academic Dr.Dayan a POOR FELLOW LOOKING FOR A JOB…….

          I don’t think so for a moment and don’t agree with you in your comment.

          He is well qualified and could have handled this year’s UNHRC RESOLUTION AGAINST SRI LANKA SINGLE HANDADLY, BETTER THAN THE BUNCH OF GOATS THAT WERE SENT TO GENEVA BY THE COMEDY MASTER.

          Medamulana Buffalo “Gon Haraka” always sends the wrong bunch of JOKERS for important issues and meetings.

          Dr.Dayan could have been the ideal person to be sent to UNHRC, but the “Gon Haraka” cannot understand a common sense. He sent the bunch famous “Family Nade” and Sri Lanka will be defeated.

          Could you also publish the education qualifications and work experience of Medamulana Jokers Buffalo Gang of Four who are ruining our country today.

          Buffalos are Morons and do not listen to Intellectuals like Dr.Jayatilleka and other Intellectuals.

          Very soon they could be looking for jobs all over the world.

          I am not surprised if UNHRC includes and wins OHCHR Investigations into war crimes against Sri Lanka.

          Let’s see the Medamulana Jokers capabilities.

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            Jayanto,

            Yes yes all those and dj are eka walle pol ban.
            Everything carries a price tag or else why should they be politicians??

            Social Scientists = [Edited out]

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          Can’t you refer him to Paki, your boss?

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        Remember that army could not hold off the tigers NE for 30 years.

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          because a facade called peace talks and foreign intervention blocked their way. The real war started in 2007 which western and indian backed LTTE could not stand even 3 years.

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            If India backed LTTE you would have vanished from map by now. Cheap creep

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              That is,if India had the guts and the back bone to come out in the open to do it!!!

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              what was India doing pre 91?

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                `what was India doing pre 91?`
                Ha ha ho ho!
                [Edited out]

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                Between 87 to 2007, 20 years lapsed, finally India alongside 8 other countries joined you believing your lies.India alone spent 4 billion USD for your war to see finally your GoSL betrayal and learnt lesson and its mistakes. In these 20 years you have been fighting a lost cause until major IC helped you.

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          Yes because our fools were duped by the lies of the separatists that LTTE cannot be militarily defeated.

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            `Yes because our fools`
            Buruvas like you created and nourished the tiger now it’s our turn to take the whole island back and dump you in the sea like the inhabitants of Diego.

    • 4
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      Oh no, the sky is falling down! They are passing a resolution for an external enquiry on Sri Lanka!

      We are going to be finished.

      Why the hell aren’t they hiring this man who has been crying for months that he can put things right?

      Can’t you hear?

      • 6
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        why to attack the person, why not the contents ?

        I find his contents have valid points, but he could have spoken to his beloved president. There only I see something wrong.

        If his beloved president has NO BRAINS to get it, he couldhave done it thorugh others. Why to publish this on public domain directly. This issue has a greater impact on lanken future. Why is that MR regime not taking anything serious ?

  • 6
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    People never expect MR to turn an another Mugabe who enjoys his delegation across the country and to foreign countries.

    Today, the state has become friends to few countries like Belarus, Myanmar Iran and the like. Countries that are being seen as cornered among IC have become friends of MR.

    Stupid slogans like ” we are not dancing to anyone´s tune” can kill the future of nation as to a manner no efforts can achieve any good relations again.

    Are we a nation that powerful to stand by our own ?

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      Didn’t we stand up to now from 2005? Didn’t the fear mongers predict that Colombo would be blown off by the terrorists if we commence military operations? Didn’t our forces face the challenge successfully? Didn’t they predict that Sri Lanka would fall flat when EU decided to scrap GSP+? Didn’t our apparel exporters face the challenge successfully? Time for you to believe in Sri Lankans more.

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        Either you are naive or behave so.

        Anyway, if we stood by our own, shold they the IC go against to us today ?

        See it in your and your ilk´s eyes – has the MR administration performed well in terms of their external affairs since they have been in power ?

        How could they – while appointing TEE BUSINESS MAN as the US embassador in Washington ? He cant even stand before a crowd of professionals leaving constructive arguments to any simple questions raised in such forums.

        You re telling me us that MR rule has done it well ?

        I could better talk to my barber, if I think I need to talk to you. It is like beeri aliyanta weena gayana koranawage… playing violin to deaf elephants (word to word translation from sinahala).

      • 6
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        “The most specious and disingenuous arguments are in play as part of a disinformation operation to justify such an investigation.”;

        says our friend highly agitated. He is moving Heaven and Earth to stop an impartial international investigation.

        I keep telling this idiot, your convoluted arguments amount to nothing: It’s the genocide of Tamils, the whole world knows about it but they give the benefit of the doubt to the accused and don’t mention it, before the judgement is passed by international judges.

        Dayan can’t even argue like a lawyer for a common murderer, let alone a ruthless mass-murderer, because the evidence is so vast, it will be like trying to bury a pumpkin in a plate of rice!

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          Keeping it aside that he is what he is.
          But why not focusing on the contents he has been bringing.

          I wonder why he failed to do so directly with his darling president MR – stinky for us though.

          I never hate people in general but I hate Rajapakshe today looking at the manner he abuses state funds for his SO CALLED acting role in the country today.
          If you switch on the radio, TV or pc, you get only about MR but nothing about the ministers. Why is that ?
          Are all those ministers that stupid to lick his feet this way. Srilanka ´s Mugabe will ruin our nation and country too. All gods should work on him soon. That is my only wish.

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            Bunny,
            Simple to answer your question.

            MR is a typical dictator.All the qualifications of a dictator are with him including Tsunami Jack pot, Land grab, white van abductions, silencing of media and opposition, changing Chief Justice, Police, Gen.Sarath Fonseka, using Racist BBS, Family Nepotism, Bribes for 65 Opposition party members to join him, commission on mega projects, crimes, Drug and ethenol money and in future Casino and Prostitution hub.24 hour media, press and TV coverage etc,etc.

            He is a ONE MAN SHOW BAND AND THE REST OF THE MINISTERS, MP’S AND PARTY SUPPORTERS ARE BOOT LICKERS.

            HE HAS TIED HIS SURVIVAL TO THE SURVIVAL OF HIS PARTY WHERE CORRUPTION IS RAMPANT.

            HE CREATED THUGS, MURDERERS, RAPISTS ETC, TO INTIMIDATE OPPOSITION PARTIES AND PUBLIC AND BREAK THEIR WILL POWER TO FIGHT BACK AND TO SILENCE THEM. WELIWERIYA IS ONE TYPICAL INCIDENT.

            ONLY UN, US, UK AND THE DEMOCRATIC WORLD COULD TEACH THE DICTATOR A LESSON.

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        “Didn’t we stand up to now from 2005”

        yes we did , but the question is , until when ? its obvious that the whole civilized world has come to terms with our king’s duplicities and time buying tactics , so its a matter of time when they say ” enough is enough ” !!

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          its obvious that the whole civilized world has come to terms with our king’s duplicities and time buying tactics , so its a matter of time when they say ” enough is enough ” !!

          And who might this civilized world be?
          The yankees? and their lap dogs the Brits?
          very funny!

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    “Having won the war, the troops on the ground in the sensitive Tamil majority border areas are Sri Lankan.”

    100% SINHALESE TROOPS.

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      Anpu

      Don’t make fool statements here , SL won the war with majority of sinhalees and minor muslim troops.

      Are you trying to covert sinhalees troops after war to tamil troops ?

      It is obvious to everyone still the SL troops are sinhalees even though they are in tamil areas ,

      but don’t forget they are SRI Lankan troops and they are in Sri Lanka, and they are not in mythical tamil elam country.

      Srlankan troops can stationed any where in SRI Lanka

  • 10
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    Dayan,
    Your reference to Sri Lanka only assumes Sri Lanka belongs to Sinhala only. You don’t consider Tamils and Muslims as Sri Lanka. You try to create another Sinhala upraise against innocent Tamils of Sri Lanka with another 1983 bloodshed. The international investigation is not against poor Sri Lankan soldiers. It is against those monsters who ordered massacre of 40,000 innocent Tamils. It is against those monsters who put those poor soldiers as a shield to establish an authoritarian rule and those who are against humanity.

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      Don^t you agree that any investigations against those who carried out
      legitimate orders will back-fire on the regime (MR/GR)? With this
      dilemma MR is not prepared to commence any transparent domestic inquiry.
      Once the Forces get agitated or broken into two opposing parties, it will be beyond GR abilities to get control of it and that will end the Dynasty build-up. Sinhala Politics will crumble.

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      Ajith ,

      “You try to create another Sinhala upraise against innocent Tamils of Sri Lanka with another 1983 bloodshed.”

      let me be very clear to you , any type of 1983 style pogrom would be an automatic triggering of another ” Crimea ” in the Indian ocean , in SL’s case not only Indian forces but UN peace keeping forces as well.

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        That is the plan. Tamil nationalists are constantly on collision course with the center government and the country’s military while international community is insulting the country by questioning our legitimate right to self defense. The next step would be to force the political leadership to punish the victorious army so citizen would feel powerless and disappointed. This is with the hope that citizen would take their anger, frustration and powerlessness against the Tamil diaspora and international community on the ordinary Tamil citizen. If another riot erupts an international army will arrive here claiming to protect the Tamils.

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      In today´s context –
      propbalibity and potentiality of any kind of even worst riots are really high because there is almost no law effective inthe country today, amidst, the president himself seems to be total ignorant in that regard.

      Remember, any of his speeches contain – lack of rule of law inthe country, or against impunity… NO NO NO big no…

      So in today´s context – anything and everything could become worst.

      Recalling 83 riots – only a fraction of looters did it – but today, leaders of those looters are parliamentarians, drug kin pins, multiple killing machines, hate speakers, rapists approved by president himself (Eg. Duminda Silva). High level crime planners like Mervin, Kumara Walgama. So, this is the reality of the country today under the current regime

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    •The prevalence of democracy — contrary to the recent strictures of the former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga— is dramatically evidenced by the 78% vote obtained by the TNA in an election held in an area saturated with troops.

    Democracy is not sumply having elections. Without devolution of power it is useless. Now you are admitting that the area is saturated with troops.

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      Power is already devolved in Sri Lanka unlike many countries. So do you mean to say that the democracies of other countries are useless?

      Further devolution of power should be decided by all Sri Lankans not just separatists and their agents.

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        Give your list of countries please – so that we can also compare and see it clearly.

        Just telling things EVASIVELY as the bunch of thugs in power continue – you may not add comments to this forum. Here commentators – do think twice before adding their two cents worth.

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          Most countries in this world are unitary states, some with devolution(like Sri Lanka) and most with not. What would I be adding to the discussion by listing all unitary states here which are public domain to anyone interested?

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            Liberal One

            “Power is already devolved in Sri Lanka unlike many countries.”

            Could you give us a list of devolved powers sighting 13th A and constitution and other amendments.

            It would be much easier to continue our discussion and also it would give you an opportunity to read and understand the constitutional arrangement for the first time.

            I want to make your life bit more lazier than what it is now. Here is the link to

            Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution:

            http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/shrilanka/document/actsandordinance/13th_Amendment.pdf

            THE CONSTITUTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC
            SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA

            http://www.supremecourt.lk/images/stories/supreme_court/constitution17th.pdf

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              Don’t act the “patholaya” here. Provincial councils are a form of power devolution which covers areas but not limited to education, health, tax collection, agriculture and housing.

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                Liberal One

                As usual you make a sweeping comment, when questioned you hide behind another one.

                This is not unusual, for a breed which grew up with large doses of racist, aryan Sinhala/Buddhist Mahawamsa mindset, which readily accepts any myth including bestiality, parricide and incestuous relations.

                Finds intellectual exercises and exchanges tedious and unnecessary.

                Just say you “can’t be bothered” like any other teenager.

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                  I listed some major subjects that fall under provincial councils. Why do you want me to list all areas? What will we be achieving by listing here something that is public domain? and what are you trying to prove by me listing all provincial powers?

                  You who is successfully brainwashed into hating your own identity talking about intellectualism? a traitorous scum who didn’t know whom to support when the legitimate army of the country and some terrorist thugs were fighting talking about intellectualism? You should be called a “patholaya” because you have no stand in any issue other than your pathetic attempt at been “independent”.

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                    Nonliberal,depota naya,

                    and what makes you think you are somebody but a fuckdumbass hiding under a stupid army that is only capable of killing its own folk and when on UN duty rape teenagers and at other times hides in their women’s knickers. You are just a disgusting, smelly, malodorous, foul, little slave working for a 4 legged orang-utan- `Gooo`ta `Boo`ts.

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    So if this competent and intellectually able Dayan is put in charge of our Geneva delegation, every thing will be hunky-dory for our inhabitants..Right

    US and Cameron will tell Ms Pillai to get stuffed and leave the Sinhala Buddhist inhabitants alone..

    US wants Regime change full stop , Even terrorist supporters are tolerated as long as the mission is accomplished..eg Syria and Libya..

    Cameron will never let the BT Diaspora down.

    It was only 300 LTTE supporters , carrying Tiger flags to protest against current resolution. and make it to demand total Eelaam.

    It will be 30 000 Tiger Flags against Harper if he ever tell Ms Ms Pillai to piss off.

    Rankin and the lady Ambassador are already holding night tuition in Colombo 7, for LTTE proxy Sambandan and Sumanathiran on how to help the UNP Christian Faction to topple the Govt.

    Even if we substitute the whole delegation with Dayans , US , Cameron and Harper won’t budge.

    Only hope our inhabitants have is the natural or sudden retirement of this anti Sinhala and anti Buddhist Alliance and their appendage Para Uncle in Colombo.

    In the mean time Rajapksa should hold the l General and the Presidential elections too to give our inhabitants at least another 6 years of Peace and Development.

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      Sumane,

      You are just another joker same as your boss Medamulana Joker.

      Please Go get some tuition from Dr.Dayan on Sri Lankan and International politics and how they work, than writing crap.

      Good luck.

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    In my opinion Dr. DJ should have sent this article to the president under “strictly Confidential and only for the eyes of the President” cover to the President directly. for that matter you should not trust even Lalith Weerathunga. Since now a days you can’t trust any body you should take the letter by yourself. In case, if the President could not recognize you just remind him of Borella Cemetery incident at the Gen. Denzil Kobbakaduwa’s Funeral ceremony. Now what you have done was Deshadrohi work by publishing this article in a website like CT. Now Diaspora knows all the point given by learnt Doctor and they will prepare themselves to counter the Points at the Geneva. If the learnt Doctor careful about what he is doing, probably he might get another Diplomatic posting to Swaziland, which is new found friendly country of our King.

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      This is the very reason me to raise that why he failed to do so yet.

      IC would definitely raise this question. One time good kind of leading diplomat to fail approach his same president few years later ?????ß

      If that diplomat cant do so, how can IC approach such presidents (staatsmen) ?

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    Devolution is what CREATED the Crimean nonsense. Crimea had its own small council like SL.

    Had Ukraine not devolve it any power, nothing could have happened.

    SL should heavily deploy the army to prevent any Crimea type nonsense. If ay invasion destroy all population centres in Jaffna, Vavuniya, etc. Then army will be the majority in the north.

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      Fukushima,

      I think you like to taste another Indian Parippu drop…….This time to your door step.

      After Gen.SF and the best Generals left forces, now we have a bunch of Buffalo soljas in our forces.

      Yes, Indian Parippu is in demand now in Sri Lanka, and China can supply Won Tons.

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      Don’t be too nervous. India is not that fools like Russia. During the co-existing time, USSR produced its arms in Ukraine. So, that time it thought it was an Idea to keep the Crimea with Ukraine so the Black see arms dealings will be easier. Now Russia is struggling to correct that mistake for offering something to a friendly part of USSR. If it were India, after its ally was ousted from power, it might have fought with Ukraine to keep the Crimea with it. Don’t you remember the Katchadivu charity? Just because Sri Lanka allowed Pakistan to use the Colombo facilities to refuel the planes against the war with India, to show it great appreciation, India donated the Katchadivu to Sri Lanka. Then 1987 India brought 150,000 troops fight the Tamils and to save the Sinhalese soldiers from deaths.

      India is smart, it is not as stupid as Russia. Don’t be nervous. LOL

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      Fathima:
      Sorry. I missed… Rajive sent the troops to fight the Tamils to show his appreciation to the friendship JR offered to him and to bless his Guru Vijithamuni who offered Rajive the Civilized reception of Manama Buddhism for an State Head .

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    DJ, Do you yourself believe in any of your two remarks quoted below:

    … individual elements of the Sri Lankan armed forces may have brutally transgressed,

    … war conducted by its legitimately constituted armed forces, entirely within its territory and against a terrorist non-state actor

    The remarks reveal a concerted effort on your part to somehow distort the respective truth behind each of those actions.

    You know for a fact that:

    The UNHRC is not after individual elements of the Sri Lankan armed forces. It is after those individuals who were the architects of those brutal transgressions.

    The UNHRC is not challenging the legitimacy of the SL armed forces. It is after the illegitimacy of its war tactics.

    The readers will fathom your motive, but I for one am finding it hard to fathom the absurdity of the contortion coming from a seasoned political scientist.

    Do yourself a favour. Just be patient. Don’t ruin your chances. Your time may still come at a future UNHRC parley.

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      Once Leftist Dr DJ is now a deluded Sinhala imperialist! I did not use Sinhala Buddhist because he is not a Buddhist. Nevertheless, he has succumbed to the same infectious paranoia among the Sinhala that the Sinhalese are endangered spices and world is conspiring against them. His emphasis is on territorial integrity of Sri Lanka; his left credentials are ditched; he is prepared to overlook anything and everything including war crimes of this nature with vivid evidences in order to safeguard the Sinhala Buddhist Hegemony in Sri Lanka.

      He will quote many examples to discredit the UN attempt to find justice. He would say that it took Britain 30 years to investigate the Bloody Sunday. But, he is endeavouring to stop an impartial investigation 5 years after end of war. His intellectual persona cannot fathom that setting an example of Sri Lanka in terms justice and accountability will go a long way to instil good practices around the world.

      I wish MR gives into him and appoints him to lead a delegation to Geneva. I cannot wait to see him returning with a bloodied nose!

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        This is how DJ finished his previous article on CT

        “West and the Tamil nationalists often ignore: the two thirds of a strategically significant island are inhabited by an ethnic community that constitutes two thirds of its populace.”

        DBSJ used it as the title for the same article

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        impartial investigation? my a$$!

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          I know; no one on this earth is qualified to investigate the Sinhala Buddhists! The world is conspiring against these unique people with 2,500 year history that is unparalleled in the universe!

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            I dont know what delusion you live with or rather you want sinhalese to look like delusional people.

            We DONT expect impartiality from people who FUNDED and tolerared LTTE terrorism, from people who built LTTE- Eritrea links to enable LTTE to have weapon buying power as any other official country has………

            And we are not that stupid to expect impartiality from countries that gives sanctuary to LTTE terrorists like Adele and bala and when the politicians of that country are bought from that LTTE blood money

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              ” dont know what delusion you live with or rather you want sinhalese to look like delusional people.”

              I do not need to do or say anything; the Sinhalese collectively are already “delusional” and paranoid!

              So according to you the LTTE is omnipresent and influencing the world actors!

              “We DONT expect impartiality from people who FUNDED and tolerared LTTE terrorism, from people who built LTTE- Eritrea links to enable LTTE to have weapon buying power as any other official country has………”

              I will understand if you make reference to the Tamil organisations even India for that matter. If you point your finger at the UN, US and EU as being bias is irrational and self-defeating. It was alright when Kadikamar lobbied to ban the LTTE; it was ok when the West stopped the funding and prosecuting the fundraisers. But it is sacrilegious for the same bodies to seek justice and accountability! As I said before, you need to be intellectually honest! You need to have a good look at yourself in the mirror; calling for destruction of the TNA is reckless and anti-peace and hegemonic!

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                Of course the Sinhalese are stupid and delusional people. This point you brings because you and other elite Sinhalese whose mothertounge is English want to say Sinhala people believe in mahavamsa and believe in Lions and humans mating. The real fact is Sinhala people do NOT believe such things and for them it is simply a history book. A history book that doesn’t help your political propaganda. So the easiest way is pointing at ridiculous and totally irrational things in it and discredit the total book. That is the strategy. Sinhala may be delusional people, but they are not worse than Tamils as well. Werent you too delusional people believing that LTTE would create a monoethnic Eelam for thirty years? Weren’t you supporting it?

                LTTE militants are finished and some are fed by the government in rehabilitation centers. The overseas LTTE funding networks and the ones who gave dollars for LTTE terrorism is safe and sound in overseas. Not only that the supporters of them are safe and sound in SL as well.
                UN is another foreign policy arm of US. US is not biased, US is using the situation in SL to some of their objectives and the LTTE rump are buying congressmen and their firms feeding them with LTTR propaganda. Recently a American Congressman has said that he received about 50 anti SL mails per day. That is the level of propaganda LTTE rump overseas are doing. The congressmen whom I am sure cant even pick SL in a map are talking about SL.
                LTTE rump overseas had started buying British politicians in parliament since early 2000s. The so called liberal media in Britian who thinks they should solve all the problems in the world are deceived and used by the LTTE rump. Even some British parliamentarians are working with LTTE now.
                Are you rejecting that Norway helped LTTE when defence institutions have already found out how Solheim built LTTE- Eritrea links and how Norway helped LTTE. The SLMM was extremely biased towards LTTE. The west cant point at SL, primarily because they did nothing when bombs were going off in SL killing people. Did they effectively stop LTTE fundraising? Didn’t UN allowed Seeman in TN to come to UN after he had publicly stated he wll massacre all the Sinhalese. British intelligence knows very well LTTE fundraising but they didn’t effectively act against LTTE as they would have done against Al Qaeda supporters. In Canada they banned a tamil org in 2008, the same people propped up with a new name and still functional (NCCT). Canadian MPs participate in these rallies. What did Jayadevan Rajasingham do in UK? Didn’t he collect funds for LTTE? So how can they ask for justice? And how can US and EU point at SL afterall they have done far heinous crimes than SL is even accused of.

                I don’t expect a sensible answer from you, as I remember how you evaded the simple question “who funded LTTE terrorism and prolonged war and terrorism for 30 years? ”

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          sach

          “impartial investigation? my a$$!”

          Fellow forum sharers are not interested in your a$$.

          If you haven’t noticed it, let me tell you, your a$$ is sitting on your brain.

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            First cover your a$$ before talking about others a$$? why do you hide behind a different ethnicity? are you that much ashamed to accept you re a tamil?

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              `why do you hide behind a different ethnicity?`
              Such,
              Sleazy working class racist off bestiality breed,
              Why should anyone display his ethnicity??
              Have the Chinese pigs castrated you while going to the loo in the south?

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        It is all because these men incl. DJ are not honest enough.

        Even today, he would not utter a single word against Mahinda Stupid Rajapakshes for his own reasons, but why ?

        Even if they worked being out of the island, nothing much of their nature seem to have learnt from foreign folks. Even if they saw very many examples how the counterparts managed to do so.

        I now think if DJ criticised MR regime at the beginning, making them clear about the danger before us, perhaps, the regime could come to conscience and even could have worked to improve the levels that were asked to do so. And DJ ´s role was also not clean – he stood by him – not passing the truth honestly. That could be the reason President to fall much deeper.

        Alone the fact – President to surround inexperienced men and women not knowing the ground reality levels properly may have taken these issues to today´s unsolvable states.

        However, earlier articles added to CT by DJ did contain valuble contents.

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    Dayan,

    You quite vehemently claim democracy is firmly entrenched in Sri Lanka because 76 % of the population in the northern province voted in the August elections, despite the presence of the armed forces.

    Assuming this is true at face value, please explain why the NPC is paralysed at present and there is virtually a war of words and resolutions between the NPC, the Central government, the governor, the provincial public servants and the state public servants?

    Why is democracy not working in day to day life in the north in terms of the 13th amendment to the constitution?

    Is it democracy or centre dictated autocracy functioning in the other provincial councils?

    Would the Sri Lanka government permit an office of the OHCHR to function truly free, without abuse, sponsored protests and other subtle methods of obstruction?

    Where is the witness protection legislation?

    Where is the legislation against preaching and promoting hatred?

    Are you aware that this government has plans to hold massive demonstrations in support of it, if the Geneva resolution is tightened further! It is being called a reverse Arab Spring of sorts. Would this be a sign of true democracy or the response of a dictatorship?

    Please address these issues in a manner that is convincing.

    None of ‘US’ want Sri Lanka to be hurt in anyway. However, ‘WE’ want Sri Lanka to become a responsible, responsive, all-people sensitive democracy. If we cannot achieve it, as we have demonstrably failed and have to live under a charade named democracy, there is no alternative but to hope that external force will help us make the changes required. The IMF , WB and groups of nations intervene quite intrusively when countries are near financial bankruptcy. Why cannot there be external intervention when a country is floundering in terms of good governance, supremacy of the constitution, rule of law and other democratic parameters?

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Dr RN,

      We cannot trust majority of the Sinhalese politicians (left, centre, right). We need international intervention NOW.

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        Yes Anpu, Example just scroll down there is a troll a classical example who shed crocodile tears in few posts in the past coming to show its true skin

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      “Assuming this is true at face value, please explain why the NPC is paralysed at present and there is virtually a war of words and resolutions between the NPC, the Central government, the governor, the provincial public servants and the state public servants?”

      because NPC is controlled by the tiger rump overseas. All the decisions and acts of NPC and TNA is determined by them. It is not rocket science to unerstand that. The NPC wants to create problems with gov.

      1. Recently the US resolution was leaked, Tiger rump overseas objected to it and took to street. what did TNA do? secret meetings with US and UK ambassodar here and pushing them towards a much stronger resolution.

      2. The terrorist’s wife having overseas trips while openly doing treason against the country and meetings of LTTE rump overseas.

      3. Wiggie wants to change the governer and presidents promises to do that but ask him to keep shut up he will do it. what did wiggie the kiddie do? He went on bragging that they have arm wreslted president into sacking the governer acting thirdrate tamil movie type hero characters.

      That is what your elected members do. They cant expect the leader of the country to bend down to them after helping to kill 100,000 of people in SL and unimaginable damage tocountry.

      NPC is collaberating with Norway and especially that war criminal Solheim. As a lankan i want him punished in SL soil and we wont see peace in SL until TNA is destroyed.

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        Sach,

        I am sure you know quite well that you are making lame excuses. Sambanthan’s response to GLP’s speech in a parallel thread is quite revealing. Let us face issues and resolve them in a civilised matter. Beating around the bush or going around the Mulberry bush, will not buy as time for much longer. Forget about the LTTE rump and deal with the Tamil front!

        Dr. RN

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          Of course that is what i am saying stop going around the Mulmerry bush.
          what is this suddenly emerged tamil front? what is that? Isnt that the same LTTE backed LTTE rump who funded terrorism in this country to kill people in my country. Dont tell me NO, we are not that stupid. We know even your brother was a person who handled LTTE finance and collected funds in a kovil though now you like to act like a humanitarian in an internet forum.

          And who is Sampandan? wasnt he a LTTE proxy? what did he do during LTTE period? Do you want us to accept the ones who funded terrorism and killed our people on an equal footing? NO we are not ready. Our people who were massacred by your money needs justice.

          i know when your wiggies’s cheap politics are thrown at your hypocratical faces everything becomes lame excuses to you. For you to know, i wasnt giving you excuses. I said my observations. we are not that stupid.

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            How do you define the LTTE rump? To me this rump consists of those who supported the LTTE ideology and modus operandi, and continue to pursue the ideology by other means. However, everyone who espouses the political aspirations of the Tamils either then or now and seek a democratic, devolution based solution within a united Sri Lanka cannot be called the rump, because it is politically expedient.

            This was the primary tactical mistake the government made, when it started to make a puppet show of the political processes in the north. The right of the Tamils to elect whom they want on a platform they desire, has to recognised and respected, if Sri Lanka has any claims to be democratic country. The failure of the Sri Lankan state to take cognisance of this fundamental, cannot be blamed on the Tamils using the LTTE bogey forever. There was no LTTE when this nasty game started in the 1950’s.

            The Tamils or their elected representatives cannot be blamed if the Sri Lankan state has deliberately confounded devolution with partition of this country. What was a political bogey- the wolf cry of the shepherd boy- became almost a reality through the LTTE phenomenon. Rhetoric was matched by rhetoric on both sides, and led to a disaster. This should be the lessen the Sri Lankan state and the likes of you have chosen to forget post-war. This manifested in the about turn on 13 plus by Mahinda Rajapakse and the current predicament we are in.

            The rump label cannot be applied to everyone who talks on behalf of the Tamils and is not in the government bandwagon. The TNA today represents the front of the Tamils, although there are a few rump elements in its fold. We know who they are and pay scant attention to their antics. They are the dinosaurs within the TNA and will be extinct soon. However, we also are pleased that the TNA as a front has taken a pragmatic, logical and wise stand on issues of concern to the Tamils. Sumanthiran and Wigneswaran are the prominent faces of this front. Do not extend the life of the dinosaurs in your foolishness.

            Sambanthan has brought the TNA out of a morass and this should receive national appreciation and encouragement.
            The government has to deal with the TNA and find solutions, if it desires to minimise the degree of external coercion. The government also has to do what is right by the northern province in terms of the desire of Tamils to manage their internal affairs to the greatest extent possible. This issue cannot be dodged any longer by subterfuge, threats and name calling.

            Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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              What an intelligent community. In my all earnest repect I can say Tamils in Island are more clever and courageous than my immediate brothers in TN. What a wasted talent due to racist politics. I am sure if there were no issues, with people of these sorts would have made their economy to pass above malasiya and singapore together. And the gutsy TNA to come out of such war torn mess is heartening.

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                Vannakam Manisekaran,

                `Tamils in Island are more clever and courageous than my immediate brothers in TN.`

                प्यार अंधा हो सकता है….., लेकिन शादी वह चीज़ है जो किसी की भी आँखे खोल देती है.
                (Love may be blind ….. but that is why marriage is open to everyone’s eyes.)

                This is fact from my life in India without any problem whatsoever for a decade.

                You are exactly as arrogant therefore you remain like a frog in the well!

                Why did Vaiko lose his lungi to Sushma Swaraj??

                Answer me if you got the b**ls of the Indians I know have from Kashmir right down to TN and Mizoram/Manipur to Rajasthan.

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                  Javi,

                  What is that you want to know, i have lived in India for 35 good years in almost traveled and stayed in most of Indian states. where am i arrogant? Simply facts are facts. I find Tamils in Island are courageous than average Indian.

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              The tiger rump is the people who supported LTTE by way of funding their LTTE ideology and tiger terrorism. The LTTE rump is the ones who gave money for LTTE to get arms and do suicide bombing. The ones who supported and continued to support the LTTE even after LTTE killed civilians by way of suicide bombs, massacred people in border villages, killed leaders, sabotaged every peace talks and killed ordinary tamils who didn’t support them. Didn’t you and the ones now in overseas supported LTTE even after they did suicide bombing, didn’t you and them whitewashed their deeds? Didn’t you continue to support LTTE evenafter LTTE burnt alive tamils in TELO and started having child soldiers. Didn’t you funded LTTE’s every terrorist acts and whitewash them? Those who did that are the LTTE rump. Got the definition?
              Whenever the support given to LTTE and tiger terrorism is questioned the only corner the tamils here get into is what the Sinhala leaders did in 50s and 60s. I have repeatedly told you and the ones who like to act like humanitarians seeking justice that I agree with the tamils’ points in 50s and 60s. The government in those days didn’t act responsibly and there is no question about it. Even I don’t agree with the government we had in early 80s. There is no question of that. That doesn’t mean the Tamils can be absolved from the responsibility of supporting LTTE terrorism for 30 years. And you agree that your own brother collected funds for the LTTE, and how did you feel when your money killed innocents in the streets in Colombo and in the border villages? I know some tamils celebrated cutting cakes whenever a bomb goes off in SL.
              Further this is not about devolution. No one here talks about devolution. Many Sinhalese would agree with the need for devolution. The space that should have been used to talk about devolution is practically hijacked by ‘war crimes’. Tell me agreeing with your conscience as a people who funded terrorism can you ask for justice? The reality is the government of this country is being targeted for eliminating the LTTE which it did as an elected and a legitimate government.
              Also I do not approve any of the acts of this government postwar. I am a person (have said previously) who has hoped for a TNA victory in PC elections. But TNA is not acting as it should have done. The reality is wigneshwaran is in control by LTTE rump overseas. The coordination between the two is apparent.

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              You tell me Sampandan needs national appreciation!

              Do you really accept the ppl in SL to appreciate Sampandan after he was an LTTE proxy and whitewashed their terrorism for 30 years.

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            sach:

            “For you to know, i wasnt giving you excuses. I said my observations. we are not that stupid.”

            Of course, Dayan didn’t say in as many words, but the way he has chided the regime is categorically calling the regime “stupid” for screwing up the chances and opportunities high time. Well, I feel disinclined to label you as such but what is your take on this? A young Mahinda Rajapakse travelled all the way to the UN to complain about the atrocities committed against the JVPs and he was branded a traitor. Today, that “traitor” is calling those who complain to the UN about his atrocities as “traitors”. You see, does anyone have to stick the label on your head as stupid. You guys stick on your foreheads and surprisingly even relish it.

            Actually, the Sinhalese have no shame left in them. The Tamils simply want to mind their own business. They don’t want to interfere or mind the Sinhalese business but being busy bodies and greedy beasts, they want the whole country, including that part of the land that has been their “homeland” for generations. At least, that was the position immediately before the independence. And talking about culture, it is in their blood to cheat and lie. Imagine that none of your Sinhala leaders can even have a straight face. They promise and sign agreements with the Tamil leaders but none, and I mean NONE of those agreements have been even honoured. The present “grandmaster” was sleeping in his bed when he promised the whole world a number of things. MR, BR, GLP, MS, etc all have promised, promised and promised but eventually proven to be liars. With so much rubbish in your backyard, you seem to take on Sampanthan. Do you know something, Sampanthan did not jump onto the lap of MR like Rauf Hakeem for ministerial posts and perks. Today, the best bet for you jokers to see eye to eye with the Tamils is Sampanthan and it is foolish of you people to let slip this chance.

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        Such,

        ” NPC is collaberating with Norway and especially that war criminal Solheim. As a lankan i want him punished in SL soil and we wont see peace in SL until TNA is destroyed.”

        What a pathetic talk! You need to be intellectually honest first and foremost; Norway was invited to mediate by GOSL and everything they did was in concurrence with GOSL. If you really think that Norway was anyway working against Sri Lanka, please show this forum with evidence.

        NPC and the TNA are utterly frustrated after being lied to and cheated left, right, and centre. Basically you want to subjugate the Tamils; this is why you are keen to destroy the TNA. With your superior attitude you will have no peace but misery for ever. Lately you have become rather irrational and exhibiting majority arrogance.

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          i have in numerous instances thrown links at your face at this forum about how Solheim started eritrea and LTTE links and how Norway supported LTTE by giving them communication equipment.

          It is not a hidden thing but a very much a certified FACT that norway did support LTTE in numerous ways. The [Edited out] erik Solheim was instrumental in it. That is a war crime against the people of Sri lanka.

          As a Lankan i want justice and want him punished in SL soil.

          The scandinacians in SLMM in 2001-2006 peace talks period they acted biased to LTTE and even some of them gave the information on positions of SL navy ships to LTTE.

          we know what Noway is…And dont talk about intellectual honesty when you have funded a terror force for 30 years and prolonging human suffering.

          When ever tamils are faced with a difficult qn or questioned about their support to terrorism the reply they come up with is “So you dont want to give tamils equal rights, and you want to subjugate tamils” That is like asking “have you stopped beating your wife” from a man who doesnt do that. This is not about tamil’s rights or autonomy, this is about the LTTE rump and western supporters of LTTE wanting to punish SL for being naughty enough to kill the terrorists. That is all!

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            Few Tamils had to support violence because there was no ending of your terrorism on them from 1956 to 1983. You have no moral ground to ask justice as you never provided justice to victims of 1983. Why only your people made of skin and flesh and tamils are of stone. You showed arm to them and you saw it back on you.

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            “we know what Noway is…And dont talk about intellectual honesty when you have funded a terror force for 30 years and prolonging human suffering.”

            Talk to those who funded the LTTE. You cannot get away by tarnishing all the Tamils with a same brush!

            One of the preconditions of the Cease Fire agreement was that, both GOSL and LTTE were equal partners. The Communication equipments were handed over to LTTE with concurrence of GOSL. GOSL had been duplicitous to the Sinhala all along projecting that it had nothing to do with it! If indeed Norway was found to be acting unilaterally, it was incumbent on GOSL to take action; why didn’t they? Even the MR regime took sometime to disengage with Norway, why?

            Whether GOSL and LTTE should have equal partners or not is another debate; the agreement was that they were equal. This fact was not clearly communicated to the Sinhala. Every time the Norway Officials were seen with the LTTE delegation, the Sinhala were of the opinion that, the Norway was favouring the LTTE! It seems that you read the Sinhala Buddhist chauvinistic materials in morning, noon and night indoctrination your brain nothing but garbage!

            Please stop making cheep comments on these forums. I know you are suffering from superiority complex such that Sri Lanka belongs to the Sinhala Buddhists only! But the reality is that, Sri Lanka is diverse and you and your ilk cannot handle it. Egalitarianism is foreign to the Sinhala Buddhists and as a result of their chronic insecurity, they have been behaving perfidiously since independence embolden by their superiority in numbers.

            “The scandinacians in SLMM in 2001-2006 peace talks period they acted biased to LTTE and even some of them gave the information on positions of SL navy ships to LTTE.”

            Please show this malicious allegation with deeds. Madam CBK invited the Norwegians as mediators; do you think that CBK can uphold your allegation? Can you show anywhere where CBK accused the Norwegians that they favoured the LTTE?

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    This not first time Tamils political parties and Tamil so-called intelligent persons called for foreign Intervention or Invade to established Tamil Eelam state in soil Sri lanka.
    Those who forget pass history of Federal Party of SJV totally opposed exit of British colonial Forces in Katunayake and Trincomalee, that bases held by Colonial master in 1957.
    Tamils in north or Else where which irrespective their political differences that always seems to be opposed de-colonization Land of Sri lanka by elected people Govt.
    An inviting liberation of Tamils by Power blocks nations is the agenda of anti-national, anti-sovereignty of Tamil politicians and its class.
    The very concept is surrender our -national sovereignty to US or UK or any big power. Hence to be destroy ancient civilization claim by majority community of Sinhalese People.
    They ever-never had or having national political agenda at all.
    So-called ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’ are words by Tamils political parties of indeed policy of hypocritical in deeds.
    Power or decentralization of politics or sharing regional power with of minority community time being not possible in Sri lanka.
    It will take time until LTTE and TNA anti-national politics practically discontinue by political leaders of Tamils in Sri lanka.
    History is no need to be repeated by Majority people who love for democracy in Sri Lanka.

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    NGO Dayan J seems to have got his knickers in a right royal twist !

    He says the following… i.e. it monitors and reports to the Council on future violations.

    Why? Didn’t you claim there were no violations before now? (Weliweriya being now long forgotten).
    As Louise A the former UNHCR head has clearly stated a proper investigation would reveal even the many atrocities that the LTTE committed (conveniently forgotten by some tiger sympathizers ), so why the fear? In fact given their crimes the armed forces might come out smelling of roses….so why fear??

    Let me end by quoting Matthew 6:24 from the bible:
    No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

    Which master are you serving NGO Dayan? Your NGO master or MR?
    You have to decide, based on the copious amounts you seem to be writing on CT I wonder if you are shirking your duties at the NGO ? ;-)

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    Dayan:

    I am somewhat a little bemused at the incremental desperation you display through your writings and even on the face value of what you try to convey, either you are a dimwit or a failure of catastrophic proportion. From your trumpeted victory in May 2009 to the cold storage that you have been relegated to, you quite unashamedly go on defending a regime that has been the subject of a “case-study” on how to rein in war criminals who propagate their mode and style of “defeating” terrorism.

    For one, you have laid to waste, and consequently consigned your intellect to the garbage bin, in an effort to demonstrate your so-called “milestone” in the events leading to the now disgraced success in May 2009. It cannot escape the attention of those scrutinising your writings on the instant subject that somehow and in any way possible you want to be “called” by a rogue president to man the altar of lies and deceit.

    Make no mistake, the regime’s fortunes, or rather misfortunes, bears the uncanny footprint of your regressive belief and behaviour that started in Geneva 2009 and would continue to haunt the nation and no matter how hard you or the regime try, the voices on the opposite front have grown stronger and bolder and would not cease until the bayonet meets its purpose. As I have stated a number of times, the epicentre of this colossal upheaval is not in the US or anywhere else, rather it is in Tamilnadu and the regime and you would be fools to believe that the incessant waves of discord would cease until the Rajapakses led regime show tangible and extensive and laudable actions towards the Tamils and the NPC. That even the Union govt has been consumed by the outward and aggressive but legitimate demands that emanated from Tamilnadu and has poised successfully to drive a wedge between Tamilnadu and the Centre should have evoked the senses of the regime. For the pundits in New Delhi, their soulmate tiny island can be a sacrificial lamb in the world of necessary and convenient politics.

    It is a wonder expressed in bewilderment on how a regime can screw up in colossal terms the opportunity to unite a country. When the NPC passed a resolution calling for an independent international investigation, very opposite the stand of the regime in Colombo, there was NOTHING the regime could do about it and THAT in unspoken terms is the achievement of Eelam. The stationing of the 150,000 troops in the North actually meant nothing. Dare I say, the NPC managed to screw the balls of the regime unhindered. Despite the overtures, with the best of intentions, made by a CM of considerable intellect and stature, the regime has been striking a dementia stand in frustrating the efforts of the operational functionality of the NPC and in the process gleaned to the whole world its streak of thuggery of maniac proportions. Unless the regime and “intellects” like you stop peddling your ideas of what the Tamils should settle for and try to thrust down their throats what you want them to have, it is not going to work, it will never work. Who knows, in a few years, it may be “I said so”. The short of this is, your precious advice on to play hardball with the Tamils every step of the way would continue to chip away the intellect block. Who knows, in a a future Eelam, you may even apply for asylum and what do you think, a regime headed by the Rajapakses or an Eelam headed by CVW or R Sampanthan would treat you as a “person”?

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    Dayan Jayatilleka, you are trying very hard for an Ambassador post!

    We were told that Rajapaksa’s family never took you seriously.

    Being academenia, you are an insult to others.

    Why you only have this back door attitude?

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    The time is ripe for us to have an independent inquiry. It need not be an international inquiry but it should be an open, public independent inquiry. We should remember one thing since the Govt of Sri Lanka has refused every step of the way to work with UN, it will be now difficult not to have some sort of international participation. Further international participation would bring about credibility to the process and would block any further resolutions. So in order to achieve this, Sri Lankan Government should have an independent, credible inquiry in public and the international bodies can be observers at this inquiry. This should satisfy all parties as its not an international inquiry but an independent, credible, public inquiry where foreign participation is in the form of observers.

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    This is not a Russia/Crimea situation.
    India will never invade sri lanka merely because of the travails of tamils of the north & east due to the sinhala-buddhist state which does not recognise tamils as equals in every sense of the word.

    A UNHCR office will monitor and report on the true course of events.
    If everything functions democratically,what has the government to fear?

    Fear of the truth is what worries Rajapakse and his “government” – the opposition tells the truth of what is happening – ‘disappearences’,assaults & murders of protesting citizens,attacks on minority religious shrines etc. in the south which are much more in the north & east.

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    A state, which has consistently done everything possible to systematically marginalize ethnic and religious minorities and to subvert democracy using every possible means at its disposal and which has imposed a context of absolute impunity and consequent terror amidst those who wish to be governed by laws exercised by an independent judiciary; where minorities are engaged in an ongoing struggle to exercise their democratic rights and in the course of which struggle they have had to encounter the murderous military actions of the state that seeks their marginalization and subjugation, can by no stretch of imagination be described as a ‘democracy’ and to seek to create a context where such a state may rather than being held accountable be allowed to proceed with its ongoing depredations is nothing more than the strategy of those who seek to further polarize ethnic identities within this small island population of 20 million people, punish those who oppose this polarization for their commitment to the building of an inclusive society and continue the progressive marginalization and domination of the ethnic minorities and anyone who opposes this agenda.

    Those who describe the current situation as a ‘democracy’ and who seek to secure its continuity and logical development are its true leaders functioning as a ‘deep state’ impervious to the aspirations of humanity and the basic minimum standards of conduct it requires of those who wish to be treated humanely. A state which creates a context such as the one obtaining in Sri Lanka is far from a ‘failed’ state and rather it is the opposite where a state built on an ideology has seized the right to destroy any individual or organization that does not accept and conform to its ideology and objectives or is not included within them. What we have in Sri Lanka is an ever strengthening Sinhala Buddhist State imposing a reign of terror through the murder of anyone who does not contribute to its ideology or who seeks to oppose it.

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    Anyone else notice the desperation in Dayan’s writing? I guess its only 2 weeks left for his recall and sitting by the phone is getting tiring LOL

    What is it about Switzerland that you like so much ? The chocolates ? LOL

    I must say, I am enjoying this-your predicament that is.LOL

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      Hey is that that funny ?

      Man it is serious – the threat against the nation is becoming even stronger day to another. :

      Go and shut the FILTHY mouth of MR – asking him to stay calm but react through diplomatic channels which he should know should be the proper way.

      Then the danger could get diluted for the sake of entire nation.

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      His desperation surprises me too. He was on the state gravy train for quite a long time and I am pretty sure he can afford to live in luxury for quite some time. Why is he trying to suck the life out of the state? Could it be greed or does he think he is entitled as lesser deshapremi’s are still on the gravy train. Only he can answer.

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    “”””The prevalence of democracy — contrary to the recent strictures of the former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga— is dramatically evidenced by the 78% vote obtained by the TNA in an election held in an area saturated with troops.””””

    This is a rubbishy statistic and the writer should know it. He just hopes most of us wouldn’t notice the nonsense he propagates. Most unbecoming of a ‘political scientist’.

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    What has happened over the past six decades must be exposed and the crescendo that it reached during the war in which it displayed its horrible and terrifying nature must be laid bare, its victims recognized as the fighters against fascism that they are and assisted in re building their lives and in the task of building an inclusive multi ethnic state based on the principles of democracy, the defense of human rights and the rule of law.

    @Robert.R
    The desperation of the DJ arises from his awareness that his opportunism has ceased to serve him and that he is in effect hoist with his own petard so that quite appropriately he stands exposed before the world as the chief strategist of fascism of the Sinhala Buddhist State which he strives faithfully to legitimize and for the advance of which he does all he can to open every opportunity possible.

    So starved is he for recognition that he would willingly sell his soul to the devil for what crumbs of notoriety as may come his way than labor unrecognized and unsung for the common good of humanity that holds not out to him a conquerors victorious wreath but rather the quiet resting place of a heart un-beholden to the graven lust for power, recognition and wealth. Watch the man gaze deeply at the deep state of his making within which he resides as supreme maker of futures and watch as this deep state draws him to his end until nothing but the white flower remains.

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    Dayan,

    This is just a trojan horse.

    It will destabilize both Colombo and Jaffna.

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    Desperate cries of a desperate man trying to save his mass murderer leader. This man has no shame left in him. A shameless NGO-walla, as described by his hero Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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    Engagement will result in vulnerability and regime change.

    So if you want to maintain the regime which has locked stability in place, you can not engage.

    This will not necessarily result in a passing of the resolution, if you fight using proper diplomacy.

    If you just look at the votes themselves Asia outnumbers the IC and then Africa can be split. The gulf states did not previously vote with the IC on this resolution. This is not so difficult, and the MEA can overpower Sonia.

    So if you fight the resolution at least your political base in the capital is strengthened and you can withstand attempted Hague or whatever.

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    “Thus an external investigation of Sri Lanka either by the Council or the Office of the High Commissioner would be the first time that a legitimate state which is not in a situation of war (either external or internal) and is not in occupation of any territory which either belongs to another state or is in dispute, would be subject to investigation with regard to a successfully concluded war conducted by its legitimately constituted armed forces, entirely within its territory and against a terrorist non-state actor.”-DJ
    Before I continue, I just want to remind the readers, the resolution is not just talking about the war crime (that in DJ’s dictionary absolution of terrorism), it has pointed out many other criminal acts of the government in internal Administration too. The resolution is trying to find a solution for the government criminal behaviors as a whole. Navipillai, in her last visit to Sri Lanka, concluded that the government has lost its legitimacy by drifting to dictatorship by implementing 18A and other unconstitutional acts. These comments made by her comparing Sri Lanka with existing international benchmarks. The election commissioner is excusing the Royal Prince when he is canvassing for Kings’ party but punishing the others for the same mistake. The resolution is fully aware that the Army and Police have full impunity for their deeds. They investigate their crime and put it on scapegoats.
    Sri Lanka is number one on many illegal aspects. There are not many countries ministers’ office get involved in Drugs. On the media freedom, Sri Lanka is the 4th worst country. There is no procedure to remove CJ in Sri Lanka. If minister speaks about the crimes committed against his community, he is labelled as traitor and the country president would sack from his post. That is not all; even the draft resolution is not presenting a complete list of this lawlessness. So if there is a need for UNHRC or ICC there has to be countries where there some situations need disciplined by these bodies. If a country suppresses its media, then everybody knows that there is something about the country government’s action has to be hidden. If Sri Lanka is the 4th worst country in media freedom, certainly Sri Lanka has something in it to be over-sighted by international bodies. That means if these bodies cannot set precedents on Sri Lanka, they are not worth enough to exist. So, under DJ’s argument of setting up of precedent on Sri Lanka, DJ never should have gone to UNHRC, because it is such an unworthy institution. If you look at another way, Ranil has been repeatedly saying that he did not sign the ICC deed and that is how he protected the Sri Lanka military from international investigation. His obvious reason not to sign the agreement is to protect the criminal army from the institution whose whole purpose of existence is to investigate the crime like the one committed by Sri Lanka’s Army. In other words how Ranil protected the criminal army is by using the loophole on the ICC deed, that is to accept the punishment and the investigation for this type of horrendous crime is just only voluntary. So, as Ranil did know the crimes that the Army had committed and stayed away from voluntarily submitting for the investigation. Ranil refused sign the ICC deed based on the crime committed before that. But, after that, the crime committed on the Mullivaikkal a Himalayas Mountain compared anything committed before that.

    Now DJ’s argument is that the UNHRC should not set a precedent on Sri Lanka. He is asking to allow it use to use the loophole found out by Ranil to escape to the mountainous crime it has committed in Mullivaikkal. Just like Ranil, the next heinous act committed was by DJ at UNHRC special session to cheat member countries not to come to balanced conclusion by giving false promises and providing cooked up numbers. He is fully aware of that and has repeated here on CT many times that the promises are not kept by the government, which is an act same in line with 66 years of the GOSL rule. Further DJ’s advice to the government has been how to dodge an international body rather than advising the government correct its mistake that failed to voluntarily submit to ICC. (If his description of the events on the starting paragraph that I have sighted above from article is correct there is no need to stay out of signing ICC Deed) So, far not one single time he has advised the government to sign the ICC deed. If the UNHRC tries to circumvent this action of taking advantage of a loophole, DJ is using his experience of working for that good office to dodge it.

    If he consider these bodies worthy enough to dodge only, not to comply with them, then why did he wasted his time at these bodies as ambassador? Why is he not advising the government to pull out of these just as the way Ranil refused to sign the ICC deed? If you pull out of the UN the UNHRC is not going to set up any precedence on Sri Lanka. If the UNHRC cannot setup a precedent on number one notorious country in the world, what is the point of these theoretical institution existing?

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      That is to make the war crimes investigation resolution passed and to get nuetral one’s votes.

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      External investigation of Sri Lanka? Nobody investigates the country, they only investigate the hooligans who are governing the country, idiot talks through his arse again.

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    Also remember last time or maybe the time before that in Asia only India voted against the regime.

    You need to try and foster this sentiment.

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    Leverage your partnership with China to see if they can provide diplomatic support in Africa.

    Modify your playbook to China: yes ; India: maybe

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    @ jansee: WOW ! What a beautifully written comment, which every one should read again and again without prejudice and appreciate. Thank you so very much jansee. Every line is factual, honest, perfect and no one can write like you jansee. Keep on writing and hope others understand what you write. I can only appreciate every word of yours and wish I could write so, but I know I cannot. Keep it flowing, there are many to love your postings….

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      Bruz:

      Thanks.

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    Dayan:

    MR is a Criminal and yours and thousands of others like you saying that Sri Lanka should resist any call for an International Inquiry on a question of Principle is laughable.

    Until we have a change at the top in India we are going to have this silly argument and I am pinning my hopes on the Iron Lady. She is already on the record as saying that the Eelam Tamils have to wait for a little longer to see justice.
    Let us wait until after the Elections.

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    Where did this bugger get his Ph.D from? Hambantota University for mentally retarded run by rajapukka and his brothers???

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