20 October, 2017

Igniting Racist Fires; Undermining National Unity

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

“If Vigneswaran and Sumanthiran insist (sic) any more Nandikadals at Wellawatte, Mattakkuliya or in any other part of the country, they are bound to confront them”.- Champika Ranawaka (Nation – 29.9.2013)[i][ii]

Mahinda And Champika

In 2011, the Rajapaksas introduced a hugely controversial new law: the Town and Country Planning (Amendment) Bill. Commonly known as the ‘Sacred Areas Act’, this bill gave the Minister of Buddha Sasana the power to expropriate any private land anywhere, just by labelling it a ‘Protection Area’, ‘Conservation Area’, Architectural/Historic area’ or ‘Sacred Area’.

On 2nd December 2011, a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayke decreed that the new bill cannot be presented to parliament without the consent of all provincial councils as land is a devolved subject. A few days later, the government withdrew the Bill.

In less than a year, the regime introduced a punitive impeachment motion against the CJ. Within months, she was hounded out and a Rajapaksa-acolyte installed atop the judiciary.

Last week, the de facto Chief Justice proved his loyalty to his puppet-masters, again, by decreeing that land is not a devolved subject.

That watershed decision is a blow not just to Tamil-rights but also to the basic rights and freedoms of all Lankans. For instance, there is nothing to prevent the regime from reintroducing the land-grabbing ‘Sacred Areas Act’ to the common detriment of Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims.

That the Siblings are furious about the outcome of the Northern PC poll is no secret. The Northern vote is not just a challenge to the Rajapaksa efforts to monopolise all power in familial hands; it is also a personal affront. After all, ‘Northern Spring’, the regime’s flagship ‘development’ programme for the North, was personally headed by Basil Rajapaksa. The Tamil people, by exercising their democratic right, have humiliated the Siblings. And the Rajapaksas never pardon an ‘insult’, as the fates of Sarath Fonseka and Shirani Bandaranayake demonstrate. When Mahinda Rajapaksa’s second ‘Oxford Lecture’ was cancelled due to Diaspora-Tamil protests, he responded by reintroducing the Sinhala Only National Anthem!

The Rajapaksa attitude to Lankans in general and the Tamils in particular is rather similar to the attitude of colonial rulers towards their subject people. Colonialists loved to claim that the natives must be occupied, guided, taught…and punished, for their own good. In the Rajapaksa-Nerverland too, people are eternal juveniles, stupid, gullible, incapable of realising their own best interests. They too need to be monitored and guided – and punished when they stray.

According to this Rajapaksa-worldview, no dissent is genuine. When Sinhalese express dissent, like in Weliweriya, it is because they have been corrupted by evil foreigners. When Tamils and Muslims express dissent, it is because they are inherently unreliable, being the ‘Ethno-religious Other’ by birth.

The Northern Tamils have strayed and must be taught a lesson in obedience, again. So the 13th Amendment will be disembowelled legally, one court ruling at a time. Sinhala racism and anti-Tamil phobia will be reignited, to prevent a South-North alliance against these tyrannical measures.

The task of isolating the TNA-led NPC from Southern oppositional forces has been allocated to the regime’s in-house extremists. Their brief is to depict the Northern verdict as a victory for separatism, to equate the TNA with the LTTE and justify politico-legal assaults on the NPC as patriotic measures.

According to Champika Ranawaka, the TNA victory “could bring about daunting results and….the military victory at the war has been politically defeated”[iii]. Ravana Balaya, reportedly a Wimal Weerawansa-appendage, has threatened to launch a country-wide agitation against the full implementation of the 13th Amendment.[iv] Basil Rajapaksa, the supposedly sane and sensible Sibling, too joined this racist fray; he appealed “to the Northern politicians not to give arms to the youth again (and) said that the Southerners too should be alert on this, and if not a reign of terror would begin again”[v].

If the government is motivated by Lankan or even Sinhala-interests, it would allow Tamil politics to return to the un-heroic democratic groove. It would adopt a hands-off policy within the boundaries of the 13th Amendment and let the TNA-led provincial council grapple with the nitty-gritty of governance – such as resolving the conflict between Tamil and Tamilnadu fishermen.

But the Rajapaksas, like the LTTE, are not motivated by national or popular interests. They want all and eternal power for themselves. So they will attack/sabotage the NPC, hoping for an intemperate reaction. Champika Ranawaka was threatening nothing less than a bloodbath a la Black July when he said that if the TNA challenges the government, “once again the Tamil community and its future generations would have to move towards Nandikadal lagoon”[vi].

Without racist-fires, how can the Rajapaksas maintain their relevance as the Sole Saviours of Sinhala-Buddhists?

An Alliance of Moderates

The new ruling is the first salvo in the Rajapaksa politico-legal offensive to undermine the democratically expressed will of the Northern people and sabotage the TNA-led provincial council.

The TNA of 2013 is not the TULF of 1977. In 1977, the TULF asked for a mandate for a separate state, openly and unequivocally[vii]. In 2013, the TNA did not ask for a separate state; its magnificent victory is a mandate not for Eelam but for provincial self-rule.

This crucial difference is beyond the comprehension of Sinhala-Buddhist supremacists and the Tamil Diaspora-hardliners. Both sets of extremists see the vote as an endorsement of a separate state. They are equally deaf to the TNA’s clear disavowal of separation, in its manifesto and in its victory-statement.

The Rajapaksas are hoping to provoke the TNA into intemperate reactions vaguely reminiscent of the LTTE. They would want to create fears in Delhi and elsewhere that the TNA is not free from Tiger-thinking. They would think that if India and the world can be convinced that the TNA is being manipulated by pro-Tiger elements in the Diaspora, they can obtain an international carte blanche to destroy the NPC, politico-legally.

That is why the TNA needs to cleave to moderation and work with the Southern opposition.

The new SC ruling is a threat to devolution and to democracy. It will render not just Tamils and Muslims but also Sinhalese vulnerable to Rajapaksa voracity. It must be opposed not just by the TNA/Tamils but by the entire opposition, and any Sinhala-supporter of the Rajapaksas with an iota of sense.

The Southern opposition has nothing to gain, politico-electorally, by trying to outflank the Rajapaksas on the ‘patriotic-front’. This is evident from the trouncing received by the JVP and the Champika Ranawaka/Wimal Weerawansa candidates at the PC polls. The Rajapaksas have hogged the racist space. Any sensible opposition party must look for political-relevance elsewhere. Gen. Fonseka’s initial reaction to the TNA victory indicates that he may have realised this: “No one needs to be afraid of the success scored by the…..(TNA)….as it will not pave the way for separatism…. The separatism bogey was unnecessarily fed into the minds of the people by the Southern political parties which have embraced communalism for their own survival”[viii].

The opposition and the country need a North-South-East unity. An alliance of oppositional-moderates is the only effective countermeasure to the Rajapaksa plan of igniting a new inferno.

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    A very sensible article.

    Sengodan. M

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      /* A very sensible article. *./

      Why are you lying again? You didn’t even read it did you?

      Who reads this pointless ranting ? I don’t think “Tisaranee Gunasekara” is a real person. I think its an alter-ego of a man who dabble in politics but scared to reveal himself.

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        It is said that “it is better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are a fool than open it and prove it” the same goes for ideas as well

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          Thanks another brilliant piece Thisaranee! Hats off!

          Pakistan is the country with the highest number and greatest amount of RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE in the world – sectarian – Sunni Shiaa and they have finished off the Buddhist and Hindu minorities and their history archeology with Taliban’s help..

          Pakistan is Gota the goon’s model for Sri Lanka = thus the Paki Military business model of development – with DIVIDE, DISTRACT and LOOT and Rule, whereby the military stokes ethnoreligious sectarian violence and then pretends to quell it. The RELIGIOUS MILITARY BUSINESS complex in Pak and Sri Lanka is very similar today..

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          THANKS THISARANEE
          You deserve NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL awards and the NOBEL PEACE PRIZe for your courageous writings to educate the Sinhalaya Modayas on their vile leaders and the nature of the current barbaric and racist Rajafrucse brothers military dictatorship that aims to DIVIDE AND RULE and loot Lanka in perpetuity by making and keeping the majority Sinhalas stupid and racist!

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      Do

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        Bravo Madam! Be of good courage and keep up the great work!

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      Tissaranee, thank you for sorting this post zzTNA Victory.

      Yes is is about the Rajapaksa Hegemony and the Sinhala Buddhist Hegemony.

      If Lanka needs freedom from these hegemonic, more radical solutions are needed.

      1. “But the Rajapaksas, like the LTTE, are not motivated by national or popular interests. They want all and eternal power for themselves. So they will attack/sabotage the NPC, hoping for an intemperate reaction. Champika Ranawaka was threatening nothing less than a bloodbath a la Black July when he said that if the TNA challenges the government, “once again the Tamil community and its future generations would have to move towards Nandikadal lagoon”[vi].”

      2. “Without racist-fires, how can the Rajapaksas maintain their relevance as the Sole Saviours of Sinhala-Buddhists?”

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      “That is why the TNA needs to cleave to moderation and work with the Southern opposition.”

      Tisaranee should read the advise given by Rudrakumaran to the TNA i.e.
      “TNA should make the decision now itself that a likely failure of the Provincial Council system could be used to propel our freedom struggle to the next level. They should take up the lessons of being part of the PC, to make it known to the world that a solution to the Tamil National Question could not be reached within the State structure of Sri Lanka.”

      Will the TNA listen to Tisaranee or Rudrakumaran?

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    /* The Southern opposition has nothing to gain, politico-electorally, by trying to outflank the Rajapaksas on the ‘patriotic-front’. This is evident from the trouncing received by the JVP and the Champika Ranawaka/Wimal Weerawansa candidates at the PC polls. The Rajapaksas have hogged the racist space. */

    Rajapakse strategy of winning sinhala buddhists votes by unleashing extremists BSS, Ravana force etc. is working for perfection. WHen he has 70% buddhist votes he don’t need tamil, muslim, christian votes. what he needs is just 51% of that 70% votes.

    Nobody could outsmart Rajapakse in elections for next few decades.

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      Sumith:

      “Nobody could outsmart Rajapakse in elections for next few decades.”

      This will be true as far as the Sinhala South is concerned. When the Rajapaksas cynically pit the Sinhalese against the Tamils to stay relevant, the silly Sinhalese buy the rhetoric. The Tamils have long got awaken from tyrannical of the Rajapaksas. If only half of the Sinhalese population stand up to the Rajapaksas, then with the Tamil votes, the Rajapaksas will be doomed but would they use their brains?

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      Sumith,
      The time is not far away for the people to seal the coffin of JHU, Wimal Weerawansa, and other narrow-minded crooks.

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    “The Tamil people, by exercising their democratic right, have humiliated the Siblings. “

    TG is dishonest to the core. she knows that.

    Poor soul.

    How can we solve your defeat in life and the desperation ?

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      Jim Sooty ( Resident of East London.

      Igniting Racist Fires; Undermining National Unity.

      How can we solve your defeat in life and the desperation ?

      If you are referring to the above and I hope you are

      It is very simple and the following piece of News Item Might help.

      ” Man Mohan Singh had no time for MR ” 13th Amendment is not negotiable and to be strengthened to meet Tamil Aspirations.

      To solve your defeat in life and the desperation the Servant ( MR ) has to listen to the Master ( Man Mohan Singh) and accept defeat gracefully.

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    The TNA should consider giving leadership to the South as well. They should start with the upcountry and Colombo and become a truly national party and not just limited to the Tamil areas. This will give them the credibility as well among the south among those on the borderline who may not be sure they are not for separatism.

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      Absolutely true.
      Most Tamils are Sinhala literate,and they have an immense advantage.Another commentator in this forum too has made a similar observation wishing ” … that if only half the Sinhalese population in the South stand up to the Rajapaksas with the Tamils by using their brains then the Rajapaksas would be doomed”.
      A lot of work have to be done by the Tamils to first bring this situation about;and that is why they have to postpone temporarily the demand for devolved powers with respect to land and police.

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        You need to have brains to use them. There has been no sign of them for the past sixty years and more and the results are very clear for the whole world to see. If the muslims are allowed to rule the island we would have some results.

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    Orders delivered by a servile judiciary are short-lived. MR has bulldozed his way to a virtual dictatorship because there is no effective opposition in the country. We cannot look forward to a significant positive change in the political map in the country until the political eunuch Ranil is kicked out the UNP leadership.

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    The article is full of truths well beyond the comprehension of the average voter in the south. MR and his clan will ensure that will continue. He and his racist mates Champika and weerawansa will ascertain that the present and the future generations of Singhala voters will not have the benefit of any other writings other than what is in the vernacular news sheets that are totally controlled by the editors who are at their beck and call.
    How right Tisaranee is! They have stitched up the southern electorates to a T. The halls of Justice will dance to their tunes! The opposition is supine and servile! Totally lost of directions!
    No one can foresee any change in the corridors of power for generations. Only Lord Buddha has to be reborn to come and open the eyes of the Singhala public saying ” this is not what I preached”.
    Even then MR will have an answer, ” Don’t trust this Indian!. We will only listen to our Singhala Buddha!”

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      Oh…Mahen…the enlightened one.

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    Just under 25 Million inhabitants will be occupying the 25,000 Sq Miles of our little Island in 2025.

    How can the Central Govt ensure the eqitanble distribution of resources to accommodate this mammoth population if the nine provinces are partitioned into separate blocks and the titles are handed over to the Chief Ministers?.

    Would these CMS who get elected on Racial , Religious and extremist party lines allow the free settlements of others in their provinces?.

    Isn’t it great that these three learned Judges have not only eliminated any restrictions of the current inhabitants rights , but also ensured the rights of the future generations to live and enjoy their lives in any part of the land they have inherited.

    It is specially heartening to note that these three judges, although they are from three different religions and two ethnic groups have unanimously agreed that the land of the Nation belong to the whole inhabitant popualtion.

    And it is not for the Provincial level politicians to use as their own or as birgaining chips.

    If any politicians want to change it, let them go to the whole inhabitant population and get their majority consent.

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    Supreme Court was simply interpreting the Sri Lankan Constitutional provisions. The 13th amendment provisions on land powers have been drafted in very clear language. There are no ambiguities. The three SC judges have very correctly interpreted the SL constitution and stated that the central government is the sole legislative body vested with overall land power. Even Shirani Bandaranaike would have given the same judgment.

    JR made a fool of Rajiv Gandhi and cunningly drafted the 13th amendment to deceive him and the Tamils. Provincial Council is a subordinate legislative body and can only exercise limited powers. No real land or police powers are given to the provincial councils. Full stop.

    This fellow Wigneswaran having been himself a former Supreme Court justice knowingly lied to the Northern Tamils at TNA election platforms that provincial councils already have full land and police powers under the 13th amendment. As very correctly stated by DBS Jeyaraj, Wigneswaran has become a third grade politician engaging in cheap politics. He is no different to the likes of Mervyn Silva.

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      Naga,
      Do not forget how JR was dictated when signing the Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord. One of the conditions was not to allow the harbours to foreign countries to be used as a base., when JR told it was too excess and he was bound to sign. Even MR will be dictated. We will have to wait for the drama to begin. Diplomacy begins here.

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    Tamils should govern the whole of Sri Lanka. They would turn Sri Lanka to excel even Singapore

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    Champika & Company and Weerawansa & Comany know they will lose at the next General Elections as there is no separatist campaign here in Sri Lanka.That is the very reason they attempt to create a Tiger in Vigneshwaran and TNA. If the TNA maintains good relations with the South Champika & Company and Weerawansa & Company will lose at the next General Elections.They will have no alternative but to jump into Diyawannawa having tied stones around their necks.
    The JVP too will lose unless they form a broad front uniting leftists, democrats, minorities, and other important sections of the society.

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    Dear Mahen
    Only Lord Buddha has to be reborn to come and open the eyes of the Singhala public saying ” this is not what I preached”.

    But Buddha can not be reborn as he has already attained “Nibbana”. The Eternal Bliss.

    This MR and clan Knows! So are the Sinhala Budhist Balavegayas.

    Only Kali ammna from Muneswaram should re-incarnate

    Levi

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      Kaalimamma from Munneshwaran will not do any thing as Kudu Marwyin from Hambanthota has already bribe her to keep quite.

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    Putin’s Speech on Feb. 04, 2013

    This is one time our elected leaders should pay attention to the advice of Vladimir Putin…. how scary is that?

    On February 4th, 2013, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president,
    addressed the Duma, (Russian Parliament), and gave a speech about the tensions with minorities in Russia :

    “In Russia live Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, then we advise them to go to those places where that’s the state law. Russia does not need minorities.
    Minorities need Russia , and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell ‘discrimination’. We better learn from the suicides of America , England , Holland and France , if we are to survive as a nation. The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of most minorities. When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the national interest first, observing that the minorities are not Russians.

    The politicians in the Duma gave Putin a five minute standing ovation.

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    I see the usual few people personally slandering TG! They cannot either understand what has been said or they are blinded (or bribed) by MR Faith!! There is no point replying to these ignorant mongrels!

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    “The Tamil people, by exercising their democratic right, have HUMILIATED the Siblings” With all due respects to Tisaranee – this bold and fine daughter of the Lankan soil, that was not the collective resolve of the Tamils. It is the first time they came together, since 1948, closing ranks to speak in one voice. If the Governor and the army did not sabotage transport arrangements, TNA would have won 34 or more. It is also a message the Tamil people cannot be bought off with a few start-ups in development projects, electricity supplies,
    train services etc., After all, these are obligations by the Centre to the Tamil areas and they are not special favours by one to the other. The insurrection itself began also because of lack of development in the Tamil areas. We know, as Basil clearly threatened recently, all these development projects will either slow down or will be abandoned completely. Hopefully, Donors will not allow this and will use pressure on the Rajapakses to do what is expected of them. After all, finally the NPC election was yielded and conducted in a relatively free environment only because of the pressure of India and the international community.

    Varathan

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    There is no end to TG’s lies and deception.

    The SC judgement was given by a 3 member panel and not by CJ Mohan Pieris alone. The 3 judges, Pieris, Sripavan & Wanasundera all gave the same interpretaion, separately. Readers should read the judgements delivered before reading TG’s bullshit.

    TG was talking about former CJ Shirani Bandaranayake.

    This is what Shirani A. Bandaranayake, J. in the Determination of the Bill titled “Land Ownership” [S.D. No. 26/2003 – 36/2003 Determination dated 10th December 2003] noted:-

    “With the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment to the
    Constitution, such Constitutional power vested with the
    President was qualified by virtue of paragraph 1:3 of Appendix
    II to the Ninth Schedule to the Constitution. By such provision
    the authority for alienation or disposition of the State land
    within a province to any citizen or to any organization was yet
    vested with the President…….. In effect, even after the
    establishment of Provincial Councils in 1987, State land
    continued to be vested in the Republic and disposition could
    be carried out only in accordance with Article 33(d) of the
    Constitution read with 1:3 of Appendix II to the Ninth Schedule
    to the Constitution.”

    Only a liar like TG could twist above.

    The deceptive TG doesn’t talk about the active LTTE voice brought into TNA via Ananthi Sasidharan or bringing LTTE back to life by TNA via distributing the picture of the mass murderer VP. Why couldn’t they rely on CM candidates’s photograph? TG also doesn’t talk about various speeches made by CM candidate and others in hero worshiping terrorism.

    TNA manifesto is an attempt to re-affirm the separatist credentials in deceptive language. However the South has understood the separatist nature/spirit of that manifesto.

    Everything points to TNA being not a moderate force but the new avatar of separatism.

    In that context, the recent SC verdict is immensely significant.

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    Thisaranee [Edited out] today barking like she know everything and RajaPakse done nothing to our mother land. [Edited out]has no idea the amount of arm ammunitions dug out from north just after war is over what do you think what those are for. you may be one of them too otherwise you have so much concern about Buddhism either you are white ass licking Christian using Buddhist name. what shame kind of people you are bloody traitors.

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    Igniting Racist Fires; Undermining National Unity

    Tisaranee

    Just a few points:

    1)We all know why Dr.Shirani was impeached and despite his efforts to thwart any attempt to derail his plans to colonise the North MR has miserably failed.
    This was evident from the Speed and Need to get the Supreme Court to deliver a one sided Judgment and India is yet to respond. But Man Mohan has already served notice of Indias Intentions by refusing to meet MR in New York and stating quite categorically that 13th Amendment is not negotiable.

    2) I don’t agree with the following and I am quite happy with the Safeguards which are at the CMs disposal.

    “That watershed decision is a blow not just to Tamil-rights but also to the basic rights and freedoms of all Lankans.”

    3) That the Siblings are furious about the outcome of the Northern PC poll is no secret. The Northern vote is not just a challenge to the Rajapaksa efforts to monopolise all power in familial hands; it is also a personal affront. After all, ‘Northern Spring’, the regime’s flagship ‘development’ programme for the North, was personally headed by Basil Rajapaksa.

    The development programmes you are talking about are very cosmetic to fool the World which I have seen for myself and the Tamils are not swayed by it and that is why they voted in droves to register their disapproval.
    4) The Tamil people, by exercising their democratic right, have humiliated the Siblings. And the Rajapaksas never pardon an ‘insult’, as the fates of Sarath Fonseka and Shirani Bandaranayake demonstrate. When Mahinda Rajapaksa’s second ‘Oxford Lecture’ was cancelled due to Diaspora-Tamil protests, he responded by reintroducing the Sinhala Only National Anthem!

    MR is now in a tight corner and does not have the room to Manoeuvre as he did when he dealt with SF and Dr.Shirani.

    5) The Rajapaksa attitude to Lankans in general and the Tamils in particular is rather similar to the attitude of colonial rulers towards their subject people. Colonialists loved to claim that the natives must be occupied, guided, taught…and punished, for their own good. In the Rajapaksa-Nerverland too, people are eternal juveniles, stupid, gullible, incapable of realising their own best interests. They too need to be monitored and guided – and punished when they stray.

    According to this Rajapaksa-worldview, no dissent is genuine. When Sinhalese express dissent, like in Weliweriya, it is because they have been corrupted by evil foreigners. When Tamils and Muslims express dissent, it is because they are inherently unreliable, being the ‘Ethno-religious Other’ by birth.

    The Rajapakse Empire ( at least for the Tamils ) has gone like all Empires Come and Go

    6) The Northern Tamils have strayed and must be taught a lesson in obedience, again. So the 13th Amendment will be disembowelled legally, one court ruling at a time. Sinhala racism and anti-Tamil phobia will be reignited, to prevent a South-North alliance against these tyrannical measures.

    You are utterly wrong on the above and the following might help.

    “Some people have commented on the Ruling By the Sri Lankan Supreme Court and I am surprised at the speed and the need to pass the Judgement which amounts to SUPREMACY OF SRI LANKAN law.

    The following might help readers to understand the problems MR will face in sticking to his Guns without consulting India applying the 13th Amendment as he sees fit.

    Precedence of European law

    According to the precedence principle, European law is superior to the national laws of Member States. The precedence principle applies to all European acts with a binding force. Therefore, Member States may not apply a national rule which contradicts to European law”

    *****
    7) Pardon me for disagreeing with you on the following as we have no intention of Joining Forces with Southern Oppositional Forces to fight the Regime as we are now capable of fighting the battle on our own and if anything they need our support but that is not free of Charge.

    “The task of isolating the TNA-led NPC from Southern oppositional forces has been allocated to the regime’s in-house extremists. Their brief is to depict the Northern verdict as a victory for separatism, to equate the TNA with the LTTE and justify politico-legal assaults on the NPC as patriotic measures.”

    8) According to Champika Ranawaka, the TNA victory “could bring about daunting results and….the military victory at the war has been politically defeated”[iii]. Ravana Balaya, reportedly a Wimal Weerawansa-appendage, has threatened to launch a country-wide agitation against the full implementation of the 13th Amendment.[iv] Basil Rajapaksa, the supposedly sane and sensible Sibling, too joined this racist fray; he appealed “to the Northern politicians not to give arms to the youth again (and) said that the Southerners too should be alert on this, and if not a reign of terror would begin again”[v].

    I have already addressed this above.

    9) If the government is motivated by Lankan or even Sinhala-interests, it would allow Tamil politics to return to the un-heroic democratic groove. It would adopt a hands-off policy within the boundaries of the 13th Amendment and let the TNA-led provincial council grapple with the nitty-gritty of governance – such as resolving the conflict between Tamil and Tamilnadu fishermen.

    But the Rajapaksas, like the LTTE, are not motivated by national or popular interests. They want all and eternal power for themselves. So they will attack/sabotage the NPC, hoping for an intemperate reaction. Champika Ranawaka was threatening nothing less than a bloodbath a la Black July when he said that if the TNA challenges the government, “once again the Tamil community and its future generations would have to move towards Nandikadal lagoon”[vi].

    Without racist-fires, how can the Rajapaksas maintain their relevance as the Sole Saviours of Sinhala-Buddhists?

    An Alliance of Moderates.

    My dear sister there are no Moderates among you lot when it comes to the Tamil issue except a few Decent people like you and Dr.Shirani.
    But MRs time is fast drawing to a close and sadly for the Racist Sinhalese I have a message. ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END.

    10) This crucial difference is beyond the comprehension of Sinhala-Buddhist supremacists and the Tamil Diaspora-hardliners. Both sets of extremists see the vote as an endorsement of a separate state. They are equally deaf to the TNA’s clear disavowal of separation, in its manifesto and in its victory-statement.

    I disagree with your label of the Tamil Diaspora as Hardliners and Extremists for the following reason:
    The above is a position forced on us by the atrocities committed by you and we were not born Extremists and Hardliners.

    12) The Rajapaksas are hoping to provoke the TNA into intemperate reactions vaguely reminiscent of the LTTE. They would want to create fears in Delhi and elsewhere that the TNA is not free from Tiger-thinking. They would think that if India and the world can be convinced that the TNA is being manipulated by pro-Tiger elements in the Diaspora, they can obtain an international carte blanche to destroy the NPC, politico-legally.

    Please rest assured that we will not be provoked anymore as we know what cool calm and collected approach can achieve and we have mastered that art and we are moving full steam ahead to our Promised Land.
    It is up to the majority to help shape that Promised Land whether
    a) State within a State
    or
    b) Two Separate Nations and the Choice lies with the Majority and we will settle for either.

    13) The new SC ruling is a threat to devolution and to democracy. It will render not just Tamils and Muslims but also Sinhalese vulnerable to Rajapaksa voracity. It must be opposed not just by the TNA/Tamils but by the entire opposition, and any Sinhala-supporter of the Rajapaksas with an iota of sense.

    I have already addressed the above.

    14) The opposition and the country need a North-South-East unity. An alliance of oppositional-moderates is the only effective countermeasure to the Rajapaksa plan of igniting a new inferno.

    The Racial fires have been burning out of control for the last 64 years like a Towering Inferno but the fires have been doused and are only just simmering. A new Nation is about to be built from the Ashes Just like Germany after the 2nd World War.

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    Tisaranee, as I always said you are a asaranee and the biggest prejudist against Sinhalaya and Buddhists. If not why don’t you talk about what Muslims are doing to the Sinhala Buddhists in Sri Lanka and elsewhere? For example (1) go to Bibile Road Gampola and see what Muslims have done there and how they have illegally built a Mosque. (2) Why don’t you condemn the damages done by the Muslisms in Trinco to Buddhist statues and ancient Sinhala ruines. (3) Why don’t you condemn the illegal conversions of Sinhala Buddhists by these Christian groups. Talk about these also for a change as your same old “Sinhala Bashing” is becoming very very boring. At least read and learn from people like Shenali Waduge. Though to come to that standard you have a long a way to go Asaranie.

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      “Learn from Shenali Waduge” ??? Rohana – on which side of your anatomy
      is that which goes as your brain?

      Horikadey

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