29 October, 2020

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I’m Not An Enemy Of The Sinhala People: Wiggie

“I am not an enemy of the Sinhala people” Chief Minister of Northern province C.V. Wigneswaran said while speaking in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena at a public function in the Kilinochchi area today.

Wigneswaran SirisenaWigneswaran who has been at loggerheads with both the government and the party which lifted him to the CM’s post (TNA), sounded a conciliatory note at the event.

Addressing a gathering in Iranamadu, Kilinochchi where President Sirisena launched programme to encourage the cultivation of local food crops, Wigneswaran said that he hoped Sirisena will deliver lasting peace and prosperity which have so far eluded the nation.

Speaking in Sinhala, Wigneswaran said it was important for both Sinhala and Tamil people to work in unison while giving due respect to equality and each others diversity.

Later speaking in Tamil, Wigneswaran said that people in the north who had undergone untold sufferings during the three decade old war had voted for Sirisena with new expectations and it was now the responsibility of the President to fulfil their aspirations.

While recalling that both Tamil and Sinhala people had lived peacefully in the past Wigneswaran appealed to the President to restore the former status.

He said that people in the north too should enjoy equal opportunities, facilities like those in the south.

“It is more important to create a climate where northern people could live sans the fear of oppression and violence” he added.

During the event yesterday both Sirsena and Wignewaran were seen chatting with each other, over a long period.

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    There are plenty of people to talk about equal rights, war crimes etc. The Northern CM must stick with his mandate. I urge him to read his job specification and tick one by one as he has been accomplishing it. His major task is developing the North. For me he seems as a judge than CM, based on his comments and actions. He must stick with his job mandate or must resign from the CM post ASAP.

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      Antany Peter
      “For me he seems as a judge than CM, based on his comments and actions. He must stick with his job mandate or must resign from the CM post ASAP. “

      and you come from somewhere in a village setting may be wattala where there no sewer lines- passe hitan patch!! (even the rear is patched)

      while he comes from kurudu watta the place of diplomats.

      yours is more of a class problem like how the communist nations russia, china were formed with western aid.

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        Tamils haven’t learned from the past, because of their ignorance. Therefore, Tamils will continue to suffer. Now only Tamil leaders start to understand the foreign powers, especially the West. Those days in the name of Eelam foreign powers influenced Tamil groups. Now days in the name of economic development. Everyone wants to writer a project to get foreign funds. Currently, I am in Jaffna and I was asked to write development projects by few Tamils. Those Tamils have no idea how they will be used to achieve foreign interests. A disaster is waiting to happen again. Indo-Lanka accord and 40/60 political solution were overlooked by Tamils, because Tamils don’t have a Think Tank to analyze what is good and bad for Tamils. Therefore, Tamils need a Think Tank to take good decisions ASAP.

        Tamils also need a central organization committee to implement the good decisions, and also to bring diaspora organizations and Tamil political parties under one umbrella. Otherwise the situation will get worse. Forty years ago Thanthi Chelva said “only God can save Tamils.” But during the last 35 years India and the West have divided Tamils beyond repair. Therefore, God can’t even save Tamils anymore. If Tamils don’t get their act together PM Ranil must pass this mess to India as J R has done. Let Tamils go separate; the West will support Tamil diaspora to get a foothold in the Indian Ocean, and India will support the TNA to resist the West. Let them fight among themselves and die. It will be a miracle, if Tamil newspaper editors, Tamil politicians and diaspora leaders would see the way I see. Lack of knowledge is causing Tamils to suffer, and also creating unwanted issues for Sinhalese as well.

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          You have no clue of Anglo Saxon culture (way of doing things) like most migrants living in the UK at present.

          Cameron the PM (a distant relative of HMtQ) overcame the bestiality breed sinhala buddhist and tamil terrorist to visit Wiggie at Jaffna –
          that is Lankan precedence and history not Suma or Sampa leading cows.

          Even last week Cameron was recalling that memory in a public statement.

          Sinhala buddhist ,Hindians chinese provided homes for the homeless in Jaffna without toilet. Speaks of the bestiality breed of I_slam humanity islanders.

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      Dear Chief Minister of Northern province C.V. Wigneswaran

      RE: I’m Not An Enemy Of The Sinhala People: Wiggie

      “I am not an enemy of the Sinhala people” Chief Minister of Northern province C.V. Wigneswaran said while speaking in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena at a public function in the Kilinochchi area today.’

      Please clarify this way.

      1. Tamil People are Para-Tamils who came by Kall Thoni to the Land Of native Veddah Aehho.

      2. Sinhala People are Para-Sinhala who came by Hora Oru to the Land Of native Veddah Aehho.

      3. Other People are Para-Sinhala who came by Hora Oru to the Land Of native Veddah Aehho, except Native Veddah Aethho.

      4. Para-Tamils to be enemy of Para-Sinhala is like two cousins being the enemy of each other.

      Perhaps one solution is to send both the Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils to where they came from, their Homeland, south India.

      Given below is modern DNA scientific proof.

      Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

      Journal of Human Genetics (2014) 59, 28–36; doi:10.1038/jhg.2013.112; published online 7 November 2013

      Lanka Ranaweera1,3, Supannee Kaewsutthi1,3, Aung Win Tun1, Hathaichanoke Boonyarit1, Samerchai Poolsuwan2 and Patcharee Lertrit1

      http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html

      “Both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.”

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        @Amarasiri: From the link you have posted,

        Interestingly, highest number of haplotype sharing was found between Vedda with Up-country Sinhalese and with Low-country Sinhalese. On the other hand, there was no haplotype sharing between the Vedda people with any of the Tamils

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          Truth

          “Interestingly, highest number of haplotype sharing was found between Vedda with Up-country Sinhalese and with Low-country Sinhalese. On the other hand, there was no haplotype sharing between the Vedda people with any of the Tamils “

          So what is the Truth? Modern science brings out the Truth!

          1. When the Para-Sinhala came by Hora-Oru, as invaders, they killed and chased away the Native Veddah Aethho.

          2. They raped the Native Veddah Aethho women. This resulted in mixed offspring.

          3. Some of the mixed issues identified as Para-Sinhala, and over time blended into the general Para-Sinhala population.

          4. The Tamils arrived later. There were far fewer Native Veddah Aethho women to rape and produce offspring.

          5. What you see are the results of this admixture.

          The Fact remains that Sinhala and Tamils are Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils from India. Whether they are from South East, West or North India is not much relevant to the Para-discussion, as far as the Native Aethho are concerned.

          The Vedda Tribe

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

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            Very similar to what happened to the aboriginals/natives of Australia and North America, Vijay and his men annihilated most of those aboriginals (including Kuveni) and the remnant had been driven (escaped) into the jungles and become Veddas. Later he (Vijay) married a Pandyan princess of Madurai, South India and his men were given in marriage to the Pandyan maidens. The Sinhalese people are made up of half North Indian and half South Indian and the poor Veddhas (the original natives) had to live in the jungle forever.

            A very small Vedda contribution to the Singala gene must be due to the inter-marriages between Singalese and Veddas. R. L. Spittel (Wild Ceylon 1924) also comments on this large-scale intermarriage between Sinhalese and Veddhas.

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            Looking at this in bus, on a six hour jouney, Amarasiri, it strike me that what you say accords ith common sense.

            However, to ensure accssability , the sample must be more than 271.

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          Truth

          Please go thru the following link once finished that of Amarsiri’s
          https://youtu.be/HeFCuZwexRw

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        Amarasiri,

        Is it OK to conclude that the Para-Sinhalese (present day Sinhalese) came from the coastal areas of Bengal, Orissa, Andara, Tamil Nadu & Kerala whereas the Para-Tamils (present day Tamils) came from the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu & Kerala. Only the veddas were the original natives/inhabitants of the island.

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          Veddah Aethho & Amarasiri,

          You are wrong. According to the genetic studies, not only the Sinhalese but even the SL Tamils of NE are from Bengal, Orissa, Andara, Tamil Nadu & Kerala. In fact they have more Bengal/Orissa gene then the Sinhalese.

          However, it is not correct and pointless to dig into peoples DNA/gene to find their ethnicity. You will never find a Sinhalese or a Tamil by digging into their DNA/gene because in Sri Lanka we have a heavily mixed population. There is nothing called a pure Tamil or a pure Sinhalese.

          Our present population is categorized as follows:

          If a person’s mother tongue is Sinhalese and if s/he follows the Buddhist culture then that person is a Sinhala-Buddhist.

          If a person’s mother tongue is Sinhalese and if s/he follows the Christian culture then that person is a Sinhala-Christian.

          If a person’s mother tongue is Tamil and if s/he follows the Hindu culture then that person is a Tamil-Hindu.

          If a person’s mother tongue is Tamil and if s/he follows the Christian culture then that person is a Tamil-Christian.

          If a person’s mother tongue is Tamil and if s/he follows the Muslim culture then that person is a Tamil-Muslim (also known as Sri Lankan Moors).

          If a person’s mother tongue is Malay and if s/he follows the Muslim culture then that person is a Malay-Muslim (also known as Sri Lankan Malays).

          If a person’s mother tongue is English and if s/he follows the Christian culture then that person is a Burgher.

          If you dig into the DNA/gene of any of the above people you will find something very strange due to heavy mixing. Genetic studies is good for some educational purpose but it will not help with the present ground situation.

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          If you look at the picture in this article, M. Sirisena looks like a typical South Indian whereas C.V. Wigneswaran looks like a North Indian.

          This is why it is pointless analyzing the origin/ancestry (from where they came), it will not help any purpose.

          What we know for sure is that M. Sirisena is a Sinhala-Buddhist whereas C.V. Wigneswaran is a Tamil Hindu.

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        Hey what about the Muslims people? Are they not cousins of Sinhala people. Then how come they are always ministers in every Sinhala government. Naughty naughty they are going to get angry. Ooops sorry They are cousins to the people in power ok

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      Why dont u get lost..

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        Jamis Muthu Banda

        How much does it cost you to type one word, must be too expensive.

        You seem to value frugality.

        Where is your friend Ben Hurling?

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    GOOD START AND HOPE FOR RELEIF IN ALL MATTERES IN THE NEAR FUTURE WITHOUT HURTING BOTH PARTIES.

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    He has played his roll perfectly and now others can takeover. It doesn’t really matter who takes his place. He has accomplished lots of intangible assets.

    He was a Supreme Court Judge and expecting him to be a politician may not be the right choice. Let him step down and enjoy his life.

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    Well said Tamils needs devaluation !! Not the development !!

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    Very welcome speech by CM Wigneswsran. Show of sincere friendship by all sides necessary to build up understanding and goodwill amongst communities.

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    Cunning politicians are ok for the normal time but person like Vikneswaran is a huge asset for Tamils at this difficult time – Affected Tamils voted for him and they have to decide who is suitable for them and none of the individuals can suggest him to continue or resign. Also one person will ask to resign and many others beg him to continue – Politicians have to be diplomatic and work for the voters or leave way for other good people.

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    Very modest of you CM. At one point I was thinking that you were acting in a hostile manner.

    Just one more thing CM, you growing a beard… Not very fancy. Nothing personal. Especially you are holding a high office and it looks unkempt…

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      unkept- then watch modern man Chinese pin up Boris Johnson the journalist.
      its the fashion thing after un ironed non starched.
      everyone can’t have silver.
      he knows the bamboo tree from old oak that gets uprooted with the wind.

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        Salam had a good laugh seeing Boris. Well he is doing it to get people to notice him. As for The CM, he has appointed himself to represent a certain segment of the people of Sri Lanka. Looking at him like that, in today’s context, someone could think that he is representing a tribal, aboriginal people.

        Beard is rather distracting.

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          [Edited out]

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    Prez comes all the way to Kilinochchi and launched a programme to ”encourage the cultivation of local food crops”? after co-sponsoring a resolution to serve justice an reparations to the Tamils??

    No wonder so much of money and fanfare was spent on welcoming him back home after that.

    It was said that hedidn’t want international investigation to impinge on national sovereignty, unty and peace.

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      why are you disappointed like the rest?

      The hint was not taken by tamil diaspora when the EU took away the GSP+ ($300million)
      that they had to start their own which is around $6 billion. Walk into any Tamil corner-shop or Tamil restaurant in the west- those villagers buy what they get. However in the west when we want to fix lets say France we immediately stop buying french wine and it works. Tamils like the sky to fall so it fell on them and continues. They knew all along that they were not getting results with placards at departmental chains with customers. Its the decision of individuals that matter not the shop owner or restaurant – there are several islands that export better packed hygienic groceries of the same- still by the gun by the law set of outlaws.

      it was known from 9/11 that america is world cop by demand and all 3 US, hindia, lanka are non signatories to ICC convention.

      Obama has taken ICC working relationship means made it a muppet to go after africans- (poor social workers boy with so much ambition/ change that he has messed the ME)

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    I most sincerely hope that as CM, Mr Wigneswaran will lead by example and help the boys and girls of Jaffna to become trilingual. He also has the responsibility to directly appeal to the Sinhala electorate on the importance of trilingualism so that they too could appreciate the fears, anxieties and problems faced by the ordinary Tamil citizens who live with them. The Tamils and Sinhalese cannot truly appreciate the richness of each other’s cultures unless they have a level of fluency in each other’s language, and we are all that much poorer for not being able to do so.

    I am one of the very few lucky ones who benefited from Trilingual education which has enabled me to appreciate the music of Amaradeva, the theatre of Dharmasiri Bandaranayake and the genuine love shown to me and my family in some of the most rural villages in the Country. …..more of us need to be able to do so. Similarly, the Sinhalese people who are not able to appreciate the depth of devotion in the ‘Thirumurai’, the poetry of Kannadasan or the rational approach advocated in vedantic writings are that much poorer and perhaps will never be able to truly appreciate why Tamils fear and resent state sponsored land settlements in the NE……..Trilingualism and the mutual understanding it promotes is absolutely pivotal for the security and prosperity of Sri Lanka. People like CVW and Sumandiran who have benefited from trilingual education/upbringing have the responsibility to make this available to all our people.
    Thanks to CVW once again for this speech
    Professor Mahesan Nirmalan
    Manchester Medical School

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      You think humans think with their minds??

      The symptom:
      Uno idoma is good for the big guns of Britain Russia America, China.
      The sinhalese may not learn it but tamils with a minor population should learn it for survival or be thota kahatu.

      The cause un dehumanised:

      What about the foolish buddha sitting on inhabitants head- remember he carries much crow droppings to start his construction over the head of Sinhalese too.

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      The problem in Sri Lanka is that, right from independence, the Sinhalese and Tamils were at each other’s necks with superiority complex. Both were laughing and ridiculing at each other’s language and culture.

      Racist Tamil Politicians like GG Ponnambalam rejected the Mahavamsa saying that the Tamils are PROUD DRAVIDIANS who always ruled the Sinhalese. The anti-sinhala movement of G. G. Ponnambalam also propagated the idea among the NE Tamils that the Sinhalese are nothing but low caste Tamil converts. A few other Tamil politicians who accepted the Mahavamsa called the Sinhalese as exiled criminals of India came and landed in Lanka which was a part of the Tamil country. On the other hand, even the Sinhalese politicians like SWRD Bandaranayake and the Sinhala Maha Sabha were anti-Tamil racists who were not second to the Tamil politicians.
      In such a situation, how can one expect the Sinhalese and Tamils to learn and appreciate each other’s language/culture?

      As a good governance, this regime should not only promote Trilingualism but also educate the masses to reject Racism and hate speech and those primitive thinking politicians who spread nonsense.
      As you said, Tamil politicians like Wigneswaran and Sumandiran who have benefited from trilingual education/upbringing, who are able to appreciate the richness of Sinhalese language/culture should influence the Tamil people to learn Sinhala also as a third language.

      Mr Wigneswaran’s in-law Mr Vasudeva Nanayakara was the minister of Trilingualism in the last government but unfortunately he did not do much. Let us hope at least this government will join hands with the Tamil leaders in promoting Trilingualism.

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        “”Mahavamsa”

        baldy blues!!

        Daisy lama the political rep. promoted Buddhism in the west and the psychologically effected europeans find solace and the Bestiality Breed Sinhala Buddhist just went piggy back. Now this and Yoga (the original) has been taken over by alternative therapy and psychiatry which does not impinge on faith.

        Presently USA is not interested in Tibet or Taiwan- you are cotta uda (stuck on a stump!)

        blessed are the foolish Sinhala Buddhist for they are happy people.

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      Prof Nirmalan

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts . CV is a fine ambassador for Sri Lankans of Tamil ethnicity .He is educated , cultured and articulate. Sumanthiran is not far behind , even a potential President !

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    CT
    You could have given more details about the function:

    Prez inaugurated the National Program for Local Food Production
    He symbolically returned 613 acres of land to owners in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu
    …………..

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    He is a friend of everyone. He just wants leadership of the ‘Tamil’ parties.

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    Yes Wiggie is a SriLankan and a patriot. He is not an uncritical Tamil friend of the majority of the Singhalese.
    Here again I like to quote the news column sent by a Sri Lankan friend of mine.

    ” Mr. Lee ( LKY) told Americans what they ought to do ” Henry Kissinger at New York on Sept 25th .
    Full speech posted on ST on Oct 5th.

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    Wigneswaran Ayyah,

    You said “I am not an enemy of the Sinhala people”. Maybe true, however the Sinhala people are your enemy – sad to say.

    You recalled that both Tamil and Sinhala people had lived peacefully in the past. Hmmm I wonder which past. Please do read K. M. de Silva’s ‘History of Ceylon’ parts 1, 2 and 3 and ‘History of Sri Lanka’. I can’t recall any period in our history where Tamil and Sinhala people lived peacefully.

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    WOW….Wellala Wiggs doesn’t hate Sinhalayas.

    I am thrilled..

    Will he at least tender an apology to the Sinhala Buddhist people , the poor rural innocents in particular, in remote areas of the land where they had no protection whatsoever unlike the the CM’s city mates at the time, when Mr Pirahaparan and his Tamil Terrorists unleashed horrible carnage in places like Aranthlawa, Anuradhapura,Somawathiya, Temple of the Tooth, Mahabodhiya and several other villages..

    This will be a genuine gesture if Mr Wigneswaran really means it.

    Because even our Buddhist Sira and the UNP Anglican Leader have forgotten them by not only signing off on Prince Zeid’s Hybrid War Trial, but also agreeing to to back date it only to 2002 when Batalanada was the PM.

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    Sumane

    Why should CM.Wigneswaran apologise for the antics of Prabaharan?
    What is this LOGIC mate?

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      ” Why and How Ex- SC Judge CV Wigneswaran Praised LTTE Leader Prabhakaran as a Great Hero ” by DBS Jeyaraj.

      Get it.

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    Of all Tamil politicians I dislike him most. His genocide agenda is a crafty scheme to drive a permanent wedge between future generations of Tamils and Sinhalese.

    Soma

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      somass kantha

      “His genocide agenda is a crafty scheme to drive a permanent wedge between future generations of Tamils and Sinhalese.”

      You do not need C.V. Wigneswaran crafty schemes to drive permanent wedge between future generations of Tamils and Sinhalese.

      The Sinhala/Buddhists have done a splendit job since the advent of Anagarika Dharmapala (The Homeless One).

      Even if he has driven a wedge it wouldn’t amount to much compared to what you have been typing in this forum. I wonder what you would have done during the past riots, 1958, 1977, 1983, …..

      Are you part of the rent a mob Jayawewa buddies or part of the Gunadasa Amarasekera gang of bigots?

      “Of all Tamil politicians I dislike him most.”

      Do you like yourself? I doubt it.

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    In this country any Tamil leaders talk about Tamil Rights are Racists ha ha ha ….

    But Sinhala leaders and Press can say and write any crap against Tamils ….it is accepted

    This is the reason for blood bath then..now ..tomorrow ….

    CV is right the history of this land should be re write again you can make the today and tomorrow generation to believe the comedy Mahavamsa written by racist buddhist monk …with full of lies

    Now SL matter is no more with Modayas already has gone to Geneva ..one fine day US or Greater China will divide this country .

    Cheers

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    When you see some comments above, looks like MR’s supporters are trying very hard to create an image that majority Singhalese dislike Tamils. For Srilanka to move forward, all the corrupted defence and political lot to be replaced with new educated younger generation – it will take many years.

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    I am very sceptic of what Wigneswaran says. Lately, he has been blowing hot and cold. He is lambasting the TNA top leadership (Sampanthan & Sumanthiran) for moving close to the Sinhalese in the south and ffollowing a policy of appeasement instead of confronting the government. Wigneswaran has no stomach for diplomacy and tactfulness. He is a novice, but thinks he is an all knowing pundit. In fact the TNA is having serious trouble with Wigneswaran because of his intemperate and confrontational politics. For example, he is at loggerheads with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe denigrating him as a Prime Minister with only 45 MPs. That he belongs to the same old Uncle Nephew party. This shows he is thoughtless and suffers from an uncontrollable ego. Lately, he turned down a funding offer by the UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator to the tune of Rs.1,500 million under Peace Building Fund. He turned down this offer merely because the UNDP Resident Coordinator refused to play ball with him. The Coodinator was not willing, in fact opposed, to the request by Wigneswaran to appoint Karthikeyan Nimalan his nephew and an Australian citizen as Special Officer of the project. Wigneswaran even went to the extent of suggesting a monthly payment of US $ 5000 (Rs. 704,675.00) plus expenses! Nimalan is the Diary Secretary, Excutive Assistant and Political Advicor to the Cheif Minister.
    In a harhly worded letter rebuking Cheif Minister Wigneswaran, Mr.Subinay Nandy, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Residnet Representative wrote as follows: “There was no donor willing to fund a standalone advisory position for pre-selected candidate without following standard competitive process for recruitment. In addition the excessive canvassing by the proposed Special Advisor made it even more untenable for the UN to consider such an appointment.”
    This rebuke by the UN Resident Coordinator places the Chief Minister in bad light. It shows he was only paying lip service to his crusade against nepotism and favouritism.
    Clearly, Wigneswaran has become a thorn in the flesh of the TNA. R.Sampanthan has promised to speak to him one – on – one basis. Whatever may be the outcome of the talks, Wigneswaran has clearly become a liability to the TNA.

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      Thanga,

      The TNA needs to be open to people with sometimes dissenting opinions.
      CVW was popularly elected as the CM within the last 2 years. And while Sampanthan and Sumanthiran may be more attuned to RW and the US-India axis, CVW has said he is fine with President Sirisena but has found the PM to be personally manipulative and somewhat dishonest, which could have some truth to it; after all, RW didn’t have clean hands going back to his alleged speeches during the 1983 riots while still a cabinet minister in his uncle’s cabinet, as brought out by his cousin Rajiva Wijesinha. There are also the allegations about Batalanda and his failure to take prompt action against MR/GR/Devananda/Karuna or to release the HSZ lands.

      CVW should still have been more diplomatic in his dealings with RW given that nobody wants the Rajapaksa regime to come back, and currently RW remains at the center of power. But all in all, whatever allegations are made against the CM do not amount to an offense that requires firing him from the party.

      I think those aligned to Senathirajah and Sumanthiran are finding that CVW doesn’t conform to their groupthink, so they want to fire him for that. I find it unseemly that people like journalist DBS Jeyaraj who have family connections to Sumanthiran are spearheading the anti-CVW attack, sometimes on flimsy grounds, without revealing their conflict of interest.

      The way I see it, CVW’s presence in the party can act as a backstop to the pressures that the TNA faces from the GoSL as well as the international community to make too many compromises on certain principles.

      Sampanthan should continue to talk to CVW about the latter having to be consistent in his speeches, and impress on him the importance of party unity. But none of the allegations made so far merit the demand for resignation or expulsion. The allegation about CVW’s nephew has been made by the Sunday Times’ Iqbal Athas, the political columnist; it is just idle gossip at this stage. If there were in reality any ethical lapses or nepotism, it can be discussed within the NPC as well as the party.

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    Doe it matter Mr.Wigneswaran?

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    I am very sceptic of what Wigneswaran says. He says he is no enemy of the Sinhalese. Lately, he has been blowing hot and cold. He is lambasting the TNA top leadership (Sampanthan & Sumanthiran) for moving close to the Sinhalese in the south and following a policy of appeasement instead of confronting the government. Wigneswaran has no stomach for diplomacy and tactfulness. He is a novice, but thinks he is an all knowing pundit. In fact the TNA is having serious trouble with Wigneswaran because of his intemperate and confrontational politics. For example, he is at loggerheads with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe denigrating him as a Prime Minister with only 45 MPs. That he belongs to the same old Uncle Nephew party. This shows he is thoughtless and suffers from an uncontrollable ego. Lately, he turned down a funding offer by the UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator to the tune of Rs.1,500 million under Peace Building Fund. He turned down this offer merely because the UNDP Resident Coordinator refused to play ball with him. The Coodinator was not willing, in fact opposed, to the request by Wigneswaran to appoint Karthikeyan Nimalan his nephew and an Australian citizen as Special Officer of the project. Wigneswaran even went to the extent of suggesting a monthly payment of US $ 5000 (Rs. 704,675.00) plus expenses! Nimalan is the Diary Secretary, Excutive Assistant and Political Advicor to the Cheif Minister.
    In a harhly worded letter rebuking Chief Minister Wigneswaran, Mr.Subinay Nandy, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Residnet Representative wrote as follows: “There was no donor willing to fund a standalone advisory position for pre-selected candidate without following standard competitive process for recruitment. In addition the excessive canvassing by the proposed Special Advisor made it even more untenable for the UN to consider such an appointment.”
    This rebuke by the UN Resident Coordinator places the Chief Minister in bad light. It shows he was only paying lip service to his crusade against nepotism and favouritism.
    Clearly, Wigneswaran has become a thorn in the flesh of the TNA. R.Sampanthan has promised to speak to him one on one basis. Whatever may be the outcome of the talks, Wigneswaran has clearly become a liability to the TNA.

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      Hmmm. misuse of office by an ex-judge, no less.

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    CV, when U were elected I had high hopes on U but U proved to be a disappointment.
    U must serve da people – war affected , down n trodden. Don’t appeal to radicals and diaspora who is having a
    Comfortable life overseas.They want this problem to continue so that they can continue their comfortable lives.UN also has turned down your request for direct aid.What does it prove?U R no body just nobody. If U want to do anything for Tamils it can be only thro Govt.Pl understand .

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