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I Urge Leader Of Opposition To Join Us To Defeat Terrorism: Mangala

“I urge the Honourable Leader of Opposition to join us in this journey of confidence building, reconciliation and development. Join us to address the real grievances and concerns of people of all communities, especially the minority communities in the North and the East. This is the surest way to ensure that terrorism will not raise its head in this country again.” Mangala Samaraweera, the Minister of External Affairs said today.

Mangala Samaraweera - Minister of External Affairs

Mangala Samaraweera – Minister of External Affairs

Responding to a question raised by the Leader of the Opposition regarding the latest US State Department Report titled ‘Country Reports on Terrorism and Patterns of Global Terrorism’, Samaraweera said;  Following the wide ranging consultations held, the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission states very clearly in its Report, and I quote: “The conflict could have been avoided had the southern political leaders of the two main political parties acted in the national interest and forged a consensus between them to offer an acceptable solution to the Tamil people. The Tamil political leaders were equally responsible for this conflict which could have been avoided had the Tamil leaders refrained from promoting an armed campaign towards secession, acquiescing in the violence and terrorist methods used by the LTTE against both the Sinhala and Tamil people, and failing to come out strongly and fearlessly against the LTTE, and their atrocious practices. A collective act of contrition for what happened would not come easily to either party. It would come only if they are ready to make a profound moral self appraisal in the light of the human tragedy that has occurred.”

We publish below the full text of the speech of Minister of External Affairs;

Honorable Speaker, 

I wish to answer the questions posed by the Hon. Leader of Opposition, relating to the US State Department Report titled ‘Country Reports on Terrorism and Patterns of Global Terrorism.’

The US State Department released their Counterterrorism Report this June 2015. The report covered the calendar year 2014, during which Hon. Nimal Siripala De Silva himself was a cabinet minister in the Rajapaksa administration. It noted that a total of 13 LTTE supporters were arrested in Malaysia in 2014. Like the report that preceded it, covering the calendar year 2013, it mentioned that the LTTE’s network of support continued to operate – shockingly, under the very regime that claimed to have eradicated this threat once and for all.

That LTTE groups may still have the motivation to sustain their financial and support networks five years after the end of the war is a clear indicator of the failure of the Rajapaksa administration’s post-war counter-terrorism policies.

So, to answer the question posed by the Hon. Leader of Opposition, yes, the Government is well aware of the Report, which was released on the 19th of June.

Honorable Speaker,

The Report as you all know, covers developments in countries in which acts of terrorism occurred, countries that are state sponsors of terrorism, and countries determined by the Secretary of State to be of particular interest in the global war on terror. As provided in the legislation, the report reviews major developments in bilateral and multilateral counterterrorism cooperation as well.

We consider these Annual Reports extremely useful for all Governments and all organisations and agencies that are committed to combating terrorism.

Hon. Nimal Siripala De Silva has correctly pointed out that five years after the war the threat of violence may still exist. What should then be debated is not whether this government is aware of a report that has been produced every year since 2004, but why the post-war counter-terrorism strategies of the Rajapaksa regime have failed so miserably…

It is clear that we must now employ new strategies to ensure the future security of all Sri Lankans.

Honorable Speaker,

This government’s approach is very different. We are using soft power and diplomacy, while ensuring our borders remain strong and our maritime security remains firm, to win the hearts and minds of all those who may oppose the state – whatever ethnic, religious, class or cultural group they may represent. It is the government’s intention to remove the base of support of violent radical groups, by diminishing their popularity and legitimacy among the populations who might otherwise sustain them with material and moral support.

Honourable Speaker,

In this regard, I wish to reiterate to this House that this Government is firm in its resolve to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. This is, and always will be our consistent policy with regard to terrorism. Our nation has been torn apart by acts of terror for several decades in its history. We are sadly all too familiar with the bombs at market places, in city centers, trains and buses, places of worship and commercial establishments. We have all been affected in some form or another by the brutal violence of a conflicted nation.

The responsibility of ensuring that this country never regresses back to an era of violence and terror is not one that should be confined to any one party, any one Government or any one leader. It should be the collective and shared responsibility of all.

Following the wide ranging consultations held, the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission states very clearly in its Report, and I quote:

“The conflict could have been avoided had the southern political leaders of the two main political parties acted in the national interest and forged a consensus between them to offer an acceptable solution to the Tamil people. The Tamil political leaders were equally responsible for this conflict which could have been avoided had the Tamil leaders refrained from promoting an armed campaign towards secession, acquiescing in the violence and terrorist methods used by the LTTE against both the Sinhala and Tamil people, and failing to come out strongly and fearlessly against the LTTE, and their atrocious practices. A collective act of contrition for what happened would not come easily to either party. It would come only if they are ready to make a profound moral self appraisal in the light of the human tragedy that has occurred.”

As you are aware Hon. Speaker,

The LTTE continues to be listed as a US government designated foreign terrorist organization.

This government is in the process of strengthening diplomatic ties with those countries that have worked with us in the past to weaken the LTTE’s funding and support networks.

The USA was one of the first countries to list the LTTE as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in 1997 and also listed its front organizations such as the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (USA branch of TRO). Cooperation continues between security agencies of the USA and Sri Lanka on pending cases against LTTE operatives in the USA. The US designation was pivotal to the suppression of the LTTE, which led to their military defeat in 2009. The listing in the US and in other parts of the world prevented much needed funding from reaching the LTTE, which was essential for the carrying out of its terrorist activities in Sri Lanka.

Honorable Speaker,

The Hon. Leader of Opposition wishes to know whether the Government is vigilant and is taking necessary precautions in dealing with the LTTE and entities connected to the LTTE. He wishes to know whether the Government is examining the activities of such entities and taking necessary steps.

I would like to remind Hon. Nimal Siripala De Silva, that our Government agencies maintain close cooperation in intelligence sharing with all interlocutors, particularly those committed to combating terrorism. This includes combating financial networks. The Government of Sri Lanka continues to maintain its partnership with the US Department of State, Homeland Security, Defence, and Energy on securing the country’s maritime border. The US Coast Guard, under the Department of State’s Export Control and Related Border Security programme, continues to train Sri Lankan Coast Guard and Navy personnel on border and export control matters, and the Sri Lankan Government continues to cooperate with US Customs and Border Protection through the Container Security Initiative.

In addition, our Government continues to collaborate with the EU Immigration Department on an Advanced Passenger Information System, which transmits passenger information to Sri Lankan immigration officials upon arrival. And further, Sri Lanka is also one of 85 partner nations in the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism.

Honorable Speaker,

This Government is firm in its resolve to uphold the safety and security of all the citizens of this country.

All Government agencies responsible for security and intelligence as well as my Ministry have maintained a consistent policy of combating terrorism for decades. The listing of the LTTE by the European Union was originally done in 2006 during the time I was the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Subsequently, as you know, the listing was suspended in October 2014. However, the European Council decision 2015/521 of 26 March this year, 2015, updated and amended the list of persons once again, placing the LTTE back on the list.

The Report of the US State Department identifies Sri Lanka and India as the area of operation of the LTTE. As you are aware, the LTTE remains banned in both countries.
Honorable Speaker,

Since the 8th of January, those who had given up faith have now once again begun to bear renewed hope of true reconciliation, of durable peace, and of dignity and prosperity for all. People of Sri Lankan origin who had fled this land and had ceased to dream of a united, reconciled Sri Lanka are now unafraid to dream once more of a land of peace, harmony and success. Those who were once reluctant to pledge their commitment to a united Sri Lanka are now reconsidering their stances.

We owe it to our nation to keep distinct those who espouse a violent separatist agenda from those who express concern about the welfare of the Tamil people. We must not confuse those who raise funds through illegal activities to promote their violent agendas with those who voice concern about the displaced or the detained. This distinction is important if our country is to turn its back on its violent past for good. Engagement and dialogue are essential to ensure that those who hold dissenting views are heard and that those who suffer grievances may resolve them without having to resort to violence.

As His Excellency the President said on the 19th of May this year, at the conclusion of the conflict in May 2009, we failed to mend the hearts and minds of the people of our country. This nation’s twin agenda henceforth should be reconciliation and development. Our mission should be not only to mend hearts and minds of our citizens, but to unite them in the spirit of an undivided Sri Lanka.

Honorable Speaker,

The moderate voices of Tamil politics, and the genuine representatives of the Tamil people, the TNA, are now strong advocates for a united undivided Sri Lanka – these are the individuals we should encourage to participate more fully within our democratic institutions, and with whom we must work closely to eradicate the radical elements within our society. Just as the JVP was brought in to mainstream politics, we must now empower the Tamil people to express their grievances through their elected representatives, through credible state mechanisms and through non-violent advocacy.

New forms of terrorism that may emerge if we isolate and radicalize aggrieved communities in our country will be difficult to predict and may be hard to control. They would be difficult targets for any military especially if they are small or geographically dispersed. We cannot afford to risk the security and stability of our country again on poorly planned or non-inclusive strategies, and on failures in diplomacy. Now is the time to address the root causes of violence, to use global law enforcement cooperation, to improve domestic criminal justice systems and to increase outreach to affected communities. These will be the tools with which we permanently steal away the hearts and minds, the very oxygen, from terrorist organizations.

Therefore, I urge the Honourable Leader of Opposition to join us in this journey of confidence building, reconciliation and development. Join us to address the real grievances and concerns of people of all communities, especially the minority communities in the North and the East. This is the surest way to ensure that terrorism will not raise its head in this country again.

*Response to Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala’s Question by FM Mangala Samaraweera in Parliament today

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    Even Wahabis wouldn’t believe this BS from the FM.

    Because the LTTE Supporters and Financiers whom the FM shook hands with are the same people who paid for Arms , Ammunition and even the wages of Prabakarn’s Soldiers who mowed down 300 Muslim worshippers in Kaththankaddy.

    All they have done so far is move every stone to drag Rajapaksas and the brave Soldiers for war Crime trials and demand the West to create Eelaam in the North and the East.

    Have they retracted these demands? No..

    Have these new deshapremis from the Diaspora apologized at least to the Wahabis now that they are in the same alliance with Samares’s peace loving TNA?.

    If not what hope the poor Sinhala Buddhists who lost mums, dads sons , daughters,grand children and even their baby monks have of getting at least a “sorry” from these LTTE Diaspora?.

    Sinhala Buddhists have to gather around their Temples and protect what ever they have in the South at least, because if Samare and Ranil do their deal with the TNA and the Diaspora , North and the east will be out of bounds to the Southerners.

    And the Sinhala Buddhist rural poor will be worse off than when they were under the British Raj….

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      Mangala Samaraweera – Minister of External Affairs

      RE: I Urge Leader Of Opposition To Join Us To Defeat Terrorism: Mangala

      “I urge the Honourable Leader of Opposition to join us in this journey of confidence building, reconciliation and development. Join us to address the real grievances and concerns of people of all communities, especially the minority communities in the North and the East. This is the surest way to ensure that terrorism will not raise its head in this country again.” Mangala Samaraweera, the Minister of External Affairs said today.”

      Well said, Sir. Cause and Effect.

      “95% of the solution, is identifying the Problem” -Bertrand Russel.

      The “Problem” is “Terrorism”.

      Which Terrorism?

      1. The Terrorism of the Mahinda Rajapaksa Shills and Cronies against Good Governance?

      2. The Terrorism of the LTTE and its remnants?

      3. The Terrorism of the Sinhala “Buddhists” in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho aided by the State?

      4. The Terrorism of the Devil, Iblis, Satan, Lucifer and their Agents The Wahhabis, and Clones, ISIS, ISIL, Boko Haram etc against Muslims (Sufis, Shia etc.) and non-Muslims alike.

      5. Add to your list, the Terrorism funders, Norway, Israel, the Christian Fundamentalists, and many other fundamentalists…

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      The major worry of Sumanae is that North and East will be out of bounds to the southerners- a worry they all hold lifetime without any basis of reality,which contributed and contributes against meaningful understanding between the ethnic communities.

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        It is not our phobia, it is your paranoia that hell bent to prevent sinhalese ever going there?
        Do you even allow a temple to be built there?
        Racists playing the victims game!
        They could and can lick the white arse with no shame!

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “Even Wahabis wouldn’t believe this BS from the FM.”

      For a change read this article:

      Humans adapted to living in rainforests much
      sooner than thought
      12 March 2015

      An international research team has shed new light
      on the diet of some of the earliest recorded
      humans in Sri Lanka. The researchers from Oxford
      University, working with a team from Sri Lanka and
      the University of Bradford, analysed the carbon
      and oxygen isotopes in the teeth of 26 individuals,
      with the oldest dating back 20,000 years. They
      found that nearly all the teeth analysed suggested
      a diet largely sourced from the rainforest.
      This study, published in the early online edition of
      the journal, Science, shows that early modern
      humans adapted to living in the rainforest for long
      periods of time. Previously it was thought that
      humans did not occupy tropical forests for any
      length of time until 12,000 years after that date,
      and that the tropical forests were largely ‘pristine’,
      human-free environments until the Early Holocene,
      8,000 years ago. Scholars reasoned that
      compared with more open landscapes, humans
      might have found rainforests too difficult to
      navigate, with less available food to hunt or catch.
      The Science paper also notes, however, that
      previous archaeological research provides

      ‘tantalising hints’ of humans possibly occupying
      rainforest environments around 45,000 years ago.
      This earlier research is unclear as to whether those
      early human dwellers of the rainforest were
      engaging in a specialised activity or whether they
      entered the rainforest for only limited periods of
      time in certain seasons rather than remaining there
      all year round.
      Co-author Professor Julia Lee-Thorp from Oxford
      University said: ‘The isotopic methodology applied
      in our study has already been successfully used to
      study how primates, including African great apes,
      adapt to their forest environment. However, this is
      the first time scientists have investigated ancient
      human fossils in a tropical forest context to see how
      our earliest ancestors survived in such a habitat.’
      The researchers studied the fossilised teeth of 26
      humans of a range of dates – from 20,000 to 3,000
      years ago. All of the teeth were excavated from
      three archaeological sites in Sri Lanka, which are
      today surrounded by either dense rainforest or
      more open terrain. The analysis of the teeth
      showed that all of the humans had a diet sourced
      from slightly open ‘intermediate rainforest’
      environments. Only two of them showed a
      recognisable signature of a diet found in open
      grassland. However, these two teeth were dated to
      around 3,000 years, the start of the Iron Age, when
      agriculture developed in the region. The new
      evidence published in this paper argues this shows
      just how adaptable our earliest ancestors were.

      Lead author, Patrick Roberts, a doctoral student
      specialising in the investigation of early human
      adaptations from Oxford’s Research Laboratory for
      Archaeology and the History of Art, said: ‘This is the
      first study to directly test how much early human
      forest foragers depended on the rainforest for their
      diet. The results are significant in showing that
      early humans in Sri Lanka were able to live almost
      entirely on food found in the rainforest without the
      need to move into other environments. Our earliest
      human ancestors were clearly able to successfully
      adapt to different extreme environments.’
      Co-author Professor Mike Petraglia from Oxford
      University said: ‘Our research provides a clear
      timeline showing the deep level of interaction that
      early humans had with the rainforest in South Asia.
      We need further research to see if this pattern was
      also followed in other similar environments in
      Southeast Asia, Melanesia, Australasia and Africa.’

      More information: Direct evidence for human
      reliance on rainforest resources in late Pleistocene
      Sri Lanka, Science,

      http://www.sciencemag.org/lookup/doi/10.1126/science.a
      aa1230

      HUMAN PALEOECOLOGY
      Direct evidence for human reliance
      on rainforest resources in late
      Pleistocene Sri Lanka
      Patrick Roberts,1
      * Nimal Perera, Oshan Wedage, Siran Deraniyagala, Jude Perera,
      Saman Eregama, Andrew Gledhill, Michael D. Petraglia, Julia A. Lee-Thorp

      13 MARCH 2015 • VOL 347 ISSUE 6227
      sciencemag.org SCIENCE

      RESEARCH | REPORTS

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        Dear Native,

        Brilliant, Thanks for confirming our Kuveni goes back as far as 20,000 years.

        Bloody Hindians,,

        They F….d us up then .. And they still do now…

        Wonder what this is going to do to your Vellala Raama and his Field Marshall Hanuman….

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          K.A Sumanasekera

          “Bloody Hindians,, They F….d us up then .. And they still do now…”

          Are you blaming your ancestors?

          “Brilliant, Thanks for confirming our Kuveni goes back as far as 20,000 years.”

          Kuveni is a mythical character, woven in Mahawamsa to spice up the story line. According to evidence unearthed so far my people go back 36,000 years, it is about 34,000 years prior to Mahawamsa myth.

          “Wonder what this is going to do to your Vellala Raama and his Field Marshall Hanuman….”

          Ramaa was supposed to be from Kshatriya caste, if anything Vellala began their journey just under 1000 years ago.

          Air & Field Marshall Hanuman the first arsonist, left few members of his clan on this island, who later thought to have evolved into Tamil and Sinhala speaking Lankies.

          In your case your ancestors were not in the Hanuman contingent. They according to tradition came later with Vellaikkara Padei (mercenary) from Virakotiar or Erivirapattinam.

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      But all those who mowed the Muslims are in the parliament isn’t it. Why blame the LTTE that didn’t commit those crimes. Have courage to blame the part of the LTTE that committed those crime. Try doing it you will be in trouble.

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    It is a relief and a pleasure to read the contemplative, sober and wise words spoken by our Foreign Minister in parliament. We have acted and reacted, without quiet, contemplative, sober thought. We have competed to hurt, inflame and enlarge the divide. The mature sentiments expressed by President MR at the conclusion of the war, were rendered mute by his subsequent decisions and actions in the political and security fronts. The current line of thinking should have commenced at least in 2011-2012. Better late than never.

    Let us treat the issues highlighted by Mr.Mangala Samaraweera as those above mundane politics and deserving of a unified approach by all political parties and all citizens. Let us not fish in troubled or dynamited waters anymore. Let us not try to harvest votes at the expense of national healing, reconciliation and future peace and prosperity for all.

    Thank you, Foreign Minister.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      He obviously does not believe that terrorism has been defeated, and he MUST know, as he consorts with foreign based terrorists quite openly. What terrorism he wants to ‘defeat’ he has left unsaid. It certainly is not that of the LTTE.

      One must never forget the comments of his cowardly boss denigrating the achievements of the heroic armed forces as they went about destroying terrorism all over the island.

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    What a thoughtful and reasoned speech. Yes, both Singhalese and Tamils made lots of mistake. Banda/Chelva, Sirima/Chelva and Dudley/Chelva pacts were dumped because the opposition parties of the day opposed it.

    No one, not even the US have the luxury of turning the pages of time. Lets look forward and march forward.

    Please make it easier for the Diaspora to help their less fortunate brethren in our mother country.

    Thank you Foreign Minister

    Kail T. Rajah
    Canada

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    Nation building and prosperity for all citizens of Srilanka can happen only with farsighted leaders and effective thoughts like what our Foreign Minister expressed. May the lord Buddah, Sivan, Allah, Jesus and almighty god bless the success of thiese efforts

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    We all know that we can’t bring back any dead person. The main reason for the last mass killing of Tamils is because Sinhala majority failed to take action for the unlawful killing of JVP youths. If a stern action is being taken at the right time, the latest killing wouldn’t have happened. So please, please all good Singhalese have to work continuously until punish all the killers of Lasntha and all other good Singhalese – likewise Tamils should not rest until get justice for all the killings. One thing Singhalese have to realise a leak in a dam will not happen all the time at one point- concentrating lot of army at north will create leak somewhere else – temporary solution should be supported by a permanent solution – keeping army in North is a media’s temporary solution(Asian solution). We all know it is impossible to straighten dog’s tail but we have to try, never know we could one day – when—–

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    I was sceptical when I saw the heading of the article;
    “I Urge Leader Of Opposition To Join Us To Defeat Terrorism”

    I thought oh no not again! HSZ and road blocks, haraasing of Tamils etc.

    Thankfully the title was misleading

    The last sentence is more appropriate.

    “This is the surest way to ensure that terrorism will not raise its head in this country “again””

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    Rajah,

    MR government did not allow Diaspora to freely help affected people in North but the present government will. Same time lot of army in north deter many people from visiting North including me for last 25 years. We Tamils saved Gold and wealth without eating or enjoying but MR and many Singhalese stolen our saving including Gold. Now we have to start from scratch but now we need political security to stop this kind of looting in the future (communal trouble in Colombo was an excuse to loot). We need a proper devolution of power and recover at least part of the loot from MR and co. The blame for converting paradise into pariah state goes not only to MR, JR etc. but to all Sinhalese who elected resist thugs as politicians.

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      Thambi

      We thought your god(Praba) gave you all that life can offer/desire … so sorry to read god praba disappointed all LTTE supporters/sympathizes. Well well some learn it the hard way….better late than never. Way to go thambi!!!

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        Namal

        “Well well some learn it the hard way….better late than never. Way to go thambi!!!”

        Thats true some learn it the hard way and most don’t learn it at all. Your brethren the psychopath VP helped MR to win two elections and a war. What did you learn from it?

        An attempted coup, if succeeded would have been a fitting tribute to the learning process of the gullible. You should blame Hindians for preventing it.

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    State Terrorism which fuelled LTTE Terrorism still exists.

    http://www.tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articleid=15132

    A woman is alleged to have been assaulted by police, after her child went missing.
    Tamils still remember the “Grease Yakkas” – which returned to the army.

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    In the name of terrorism, do not try to supress and subjugate the Tamils. The governments past and present have failed to acknowledge the wants, necessities and demands of the Tamil people. Terrorism is way of obtaining political freedom when soft power had failed and ridiculed the majority Sinhalese.

    1. Release all private lands to its owners forthwith. Withdraw the Army from the North and East.

    2. Treat the minority Tamils as equals.

    3. Devolve power to the Northern and Eastern provinces under a new constitution. What the Tamils ask is a federal form of government.

    Are these too much to ask?

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    “I urge the Honourable Leader of Opposition to join us in this journey of confidence building, reconciliation and development.” Mangala Samaraweera, Foreign Minister.

    “Sri Lanka can be transformed into the main hub of the Indian Ocean” – Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe.

    Those statements are nothing but political rhetoric to get votes to win the next election. Those statements are far more laughable jokes than the previous regime’s political rhetoric “wonder of Asia.” I have been in Sri Lanka for the last two months. It is impossible to get a job to use my skills and knowledge. I even applied for a lecturing position at Jaffna University as an accounting lecturer-based on one year contract, but the three positions have been offered to the people who have far lesser exposure in practical knowledge. I have an Australian business degree major in accountancy. I have worked as an accountant in Australia for more than ten years. I have also worked in Canada and New Zealand. I also worked as a business studies lecturer in Malaysia. But it is impossible to to get a job in Sri Lanka. It is very clear, not only the politicians, but employers, university professors, school principals and teachers also destroy this country for their own benefits. Otherwise it is impossible to fight since the independence. I have also done two research papers equal to two PhDs. First Research Paper – What are the stumbling blocks for the Asians? What need to be done to prosper as the world’s majority in Asia as well as in the world? I have chosen the thesis, and the research materials; because the West will never offer this kind of thesis to wake the billions of Asians why they are under the West. Second Research Paper – What made the Western countries so powerful, and what it takes them to keep their power. I have chosen the thesis, and the research materials; because the Western countries will never offer this kind of thesis to tell the world how they have been ruling the world, and how they are indented to carry on. However, I can’t get a job in Sri Lanka, but the Foreign Minister is looking for the other diaspora intellectuals to develop the country. The truth is South Asians’ minds and hearts are darker than their skin color. The leaders must address real issues ASAP, otherwise South Asia will be always behind the West, China, Japan and South East Asian countries.

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    ‘Diaspora Threat’, ‘LTTE Resurgence’ and what not are terms being used by the ‘divisive bankrupt politicians’ to hood-wink the Sinhala masses who are now beginning to realize the frauds of these politicians. Mangala’s is a good challenge thrown to the hypocrites.

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    Any gullible Tamils in Sri Lanka???????? F/M Mongol is desperately looking for the Tamil vote in preperation to face elections.
    Mongol has always reorted to Goebells to stay in politics.

    Mongol got cold feet after Rauff Hakeem Nana of SLMC put in a spoke after the gazetting of 20A and Sira brushing him aside when he had gone to meet him to discuss. sira too has played truant…

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    Antany Peter,

    Very interesting and very true – I always discuss with my south African friend why srilankans are doing very well in all professions in UK but they could not move even a hire in their own country. Those days we mourned that British used divide and rule without mentioning about our stupidity and greediness. Most of our valuable traditional medicines vanished because we hide within our family and when we do not have children, we burn them without teaching others. British educated us and gave the power to the monkeys while leaving and what we did – politicians boasted in meeting to turn the country a wonder of Asia but turned into a laughing stock – long time ago Li-quan of Singapore predicted that without Tamil’s brain it is impossible – now became true – how many Tamils are doing very well in Singapore, UK and US.

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    Mahinda Rajapakse, supported by his racist cronies, wanted to keep some issue alive to divert the attention of the people from his dictatorial corrupt rule, and that issue is ‘Threats from Diaspora and Resurgence of the LTTE’. With this issue kept alive he was not serious in addressing the issues of the Tamil people, even the simple ones, which would have won the minds of the Tamil people and gradually marginalised the so-called dangerous diaspora. Mangala has taken a calculated risk doing what was not done before putting the pro-separatist Tamil Diaspora in a situation in which they are compelled to change their methods and engage with the Sri Lanka Govt. with new thinking shedding the old one. It could also be seen that the moderate Tamils overseas are encouraged by Mangala’s approach and their desire to deal with the Govt. is becoming more stronger. As such Mangala should also take steps to engage with the moderate Tamils overseas who would be more useful for the success of his efforts.

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