19 September, 2018

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Inaction On Vijayakala’s  LTTE Cravings

By Rajeewa Jayaweera

Rajeewa Jayaweera

UNP Member of Parliament and former State Minister for Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran (VM) dropped her bombshell on July 03, during the ‘Janapathi Nila Mehewara’ gathering in Jaffna, in the presence of the Foreign Minister, Internal Affairs Minister and NPC Chief Minister. 

On July 05, this writer in an opinion piece titled ‘Vijayakala and LTTE: What is govt’s position’ urged President Sirisena’s government and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe’s United National Party to state their positions on VM’s assertions and if she would be held accountable if found to be wanting.

Following a meeting held behind closed doors with Prime Minister Wickramasinghe, she announced her resignation from her post of State Minister. 

Speaker of the Parliament announced, he had written to the Attorney General seeking legal advice. 

Based on a complaint filed by Sihala Ravaya, the Colombo Chief Magistrate ordered the media to submit unedited recordings of the speech made by VM for translation. 

Party Leader and Prime Minister Wickramasinghe appointed a four-member committee of UNP ministers to study the statement and submit a report.

Nothing has been heard of thereafter.

President Sirisena has maintained a stoic silence on the issue.

Meanwhile, VM continues to be an MP and enjoy all perks and privileges. 

Given the gravity of the issue, it behooves the Speaker and Leader of UNP to provide reasons for not suspending her from the position of MP and Party Membership respectively, pending the Attorney General’s opinion, the verdict from the Magistrate’s Court and recommendations of the UNP committee.    

Suspension from duties pending an investigation for offenses deemed severe is customary in both public and private sectors. It does not seem to be the case with politicians even when purported offense relates to sedition.

Photo courtesy Sri Lanka Mirror

Not a single member in the audience who applauded and cheered VM had the presence of mind to ascertain where she and her three children lived till May 2009, how her family escaped conscription by LTTE and if her children had regular schooling. An honest response would have brought to light; initially in Wellawatte followed in a house worth around Rs 20 million down Gregory’s Road in Colombo 7, living in comfort and safety in Colombo and children attending the Colombo International School (CIS).  

17-year-old school girl Sivaloganathan Vidya was gang-raped and murdered on her way to school on May 13, 2015. The Trial-at-Bar case ordered by the Attorney General was concluded on September 27, 2017, with seven of nine accused being found guilty and handed the death penalty. Jaffna High Court Judge Manikkavasagarn Illancheliyan stated, one of the principal accused ‘Swiss Kumar‘ had confirmed in court, VM had saved him from residents of Velani who had captured and tied him up. Upon securing his release, she made no effort to produce him before a court of law or hand him over to the Police. Swiss Kumar was one of the seven accused found guilty and sentenced to death.

What would be VM’s explanation for her efforts to intervene and have a key suspect in the rape and murder of a 17-year-old school girl released in May 2015 and her call to revive the LTTE in the aftermath of the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl in July 2018?

VM is indeed a typical politician with ulterior motives. She has mastered the art of playing to the gallery. Whereas she does have specific legitimate concerns for which answers are required from both the Central and Provincial governments, her call for the revival of LTTE is seditious and calls for a public retraction or prosecution. 

Since VM’s call for the revival of LTTE on July 03, there have been numerous essays in the print media including several from prominent commentators. Whereas some argue for punitive action, others advocate caution on grounds prosecution would not help reconciliation.  

The contention of ‘nays’ has merit if this incident is taken in isolation and a one-off case.

A regular columnist in a Sunday publication recently wrote “threatening those who campaign for secession with imprisonment is undemocratic and an impediment to freedom of expression. Such laws should be repealed. Should two million voters in Catalonia in October 2017 (90%) and 1.6 million in Scotland (45%) in September 2014 be put behind bars?” 

Putting two million Catalonians behind bars is as impractical as placing behind bars, over half a million Tamil persons who lived outside the North and East, for the duration of the conflict. However, it must be borne in mind, the Catalan independence referendum was declared illegal by the Spanish Constitutional court and proponents of the cessation referendum led by Catalonian President Puigdemont, charged with sedition, rebellion, misuse of public funds and perjury are living in exile today, unable to set foot inside Spain or else facing treason charges.  

The Scottish independence referendum was held following an agreement between the devolved Scottish government and the UK government.

A former Snr. DIG and Chief of Intelligence in a well thought out opinion piece wrote, based on Realpolitik, “There may be prudence in giving priority to considerations which may safeguard the national interest, as against taking legal action for the contravention of the law.” 

However, the ‘yeas,’ to which group this writer belongs, see matters differently.

Photo courtesy Daily Mirror

In the name of reconciliation or Realpolitik, several past incidents have been overlooked by the center. Some such instances are; Despite LTTE being a banned organization, celebrating the birthday of Prabhakaran as well as Mahaveer Naal commemoration in the North. Refusal by NPC Education Minister Kandiah Sarveswaran of the EPRLF to hoist the national flag during a function at a school ceremony in Vavuniya. The quasi-endorsement of this act by NPC Chief Minister. Proposing and tabling by NPC Chief Minister of a Tamil genocide resolution and enactment with an overwhelming majority in the council. The celebration of Black Tiger Day on July 05 in Jaffna and Killinochchi Districts and the painting of LTTE logo and Eelam map on roads and walls.

Such acts hitherto perpetrated by elected officials in the periphery has now arrived in the parliament. “Aiyo, who said that lie. What I said was that we did not have any problems those days” (stated by VM to Ranjan Ramanayake) notwithstanding, given her position as an MP, what was said must be established beyond doubt speedily and necessary action taken forthwith. Any action taken must also act as a deterrent to prospective offenders.

Unlike Sri Lanka, Germany today is a five-star democracy. Suffice to state, even an act such as throwing the Nazi salute could result in a six months prison sentence. 

In the USA, no Congressman, Senator, Governor or state legislator refusing to hoist the Stars and Stripes will be permitted to remain in office. Public opinion will not allow it. 

The Sri Lankan state erred big time in permitting the JVP to commemorate their dead cadre. Notwithstanding people’s right to remember their dead ones, such events should be without labels such as JVP, LTTE, Black Tiger, etc. and sans banners, flags, cutouts, pandals, and photographs of dead LTTE cadre in uniform.

Germans may commemorate their war dead. Photographs of dead family members in Wehrmacht (German regular army) uniform may be displayed. However, display of photos of deceased family members in Schutzstaffel or SS uniform (Paramilitary organization of the Nazi party) or any other Nazi symbols is prohibited.   

It is time to call a halt to anti-state and unlawful activities and act decisively against elected state officials on state payroll who commit such acts.   

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    Rajeewa Jayaweera

    The painting of LTTE logo looks like a Micky Mouse with elongated ears and
    tied barrister bands?
    Why should it excite you and Daily Mirror?
    Don’t you remember the school days when you and your like minded buddies indulging in school toilet graffiti?

    When did you first notice JVP has been remembering its fallen heroes and its leader?
    Is it only after Vijayakala Maheswaran’s bumbling speech delivered a few days ago.

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      Rajeewa Jayaweera

      Do the Tamils have your permission to remember July 83 victims?
      Or is it an act of treachery?

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        Good ol’ Prabakaran is the greatest Lankan to have emerged in recent times ………..

        He should be commemorated not just by The Tamils ………. but even more by the Sinhalese ……….. Ganasara should take busloads of patriots and get them to fall at his feet and worship his statue ……..

        If not for Prabakaran Lanka today would be a de facto partitioned state like Cyprus …….

        He fought not just for the Tamils but for the Sinhalese too!!! …….. For 30 years he kept the Sinhalese leaders occupied and off the backs of the Sinhalese people ……….. Sinhalese felt the full-goodness of their own leaders after he bit the dust in 2009 ……….. until then the Sinhalese leaders had to keep the Sinhalese-population on-side to fight the war ……… their true colors emerged after the end of the war ……….

        The greatest enemy of the Sinhalese are not the rest of the word or anyone else but our own leaders ……… but the Sinhalese are industrial-strength imbeciles who’ll never realise it …… and sell themselves stories to keep their own stupid minds happy

        The truth is a hard thang to face …….

        How many times should a man look up before he sees the sky?
        The answer my friend is blowing in the wind …………

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          nimal fernando

          “He fought not just for the Tamils but for the Sinhalese too!!!”

          I wouldn’t say he fought for the Tamils or Sinhalese he fought against both people and for the Sinhala/Buddhist emerging fascist state. He is one of the psychopaths out of three to have born in this island in the recent years and killed by the security forces upon surrender. Two gone one still alive who wants to serve the country again by becoming the next president though a foreigner.

          Do you agree with karava.org which celebrate him as
          “Karava Revolutionary Velupillai Prabhakaran the founder leader of the LTTE”
          -http://karava.org/karava_timeline

          Honestly, trust me I am not fishing out for your family’s caste details.

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        “In the USA, no Congressman, Senator, Governor or state legislator refusing to hoist the Stars and Stripes will be permitted to remain in office. Public opinion will not allow it.”

        Ah! …… Mr Rajeewa Jayaweera ……… the greater-world does not reside in your brain ………… but far exceeds its boundaries ……..

        Cometh the man; cometh the deed ………… Good ol’ Donald betrayed his own country in Helsinki and most American-plebs can’t have enough of it ………… Mahinda can give away land to the Chinese and make Lanka a vassal-state …………. and the Lankan-plebs can’t have enough of it!

        It’s not the action that matters ……… but how you sell/feed it to the people ……… good ol’ sleight of hand ……… public-relations/propaganda razzmatazz ….

        I can get ye to eat your own excrement and make you feel that’s the best thang you ever tasted Mr Jayaweera ………. such is life ……….. such is life ………

        And we all live till the day we die ………. sitting down to glittering banquet of pseudo-profundity …………….

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          Dear Rajeewa, did you hear that while excavating within Jaffna fort where army had their camp for 30 years, they have found skeletons of children. It is told that Sinhala people who are doing the excavation are stunned at the discovery. Are you still going to continue denying that army killed Tamils children and buried their bodies in mass graves. Take what Vijayakala said metaphorically and not literally. Just because racists like you want, you cannot simply do things which will receive condemnation by international community. It is an open secret that armed forces are behind the crimes committed and police are turning a blind eye probably told to do so by the government. I guarantee to you there will be peace if Sinhala armed forces and police are removed and the area brought under UN personnel. So stop your diatribe against a person who has spoken out the truth.

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    Rajeeva you say Tamils are craving for LTTE the fact is the Sinhala people backed by the Theros are craving for a Sinhala Hitler.

    you are craving to lift the sarees of the Air Lanka hostess.

    you can spin it either way.

    The fact is Whether you want to your kids to be a racist like you after you are dead and gone or you want to build a different Sri Lanka for the next generation

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      Rajash

      “Rajeeva you say Tamils are craving for LTTE the fact is the Sinhala people backed by the Theros are craving for a Sinhala Hitler.”

      On the contrary, it follows a pattern of behaviour in this island, too much Sinhala/Buddhist nationalism leads to too much resistance, violence, destruction, death, ……….. counter terrorism by the state and the Sinhala/Buddhist fascist, large scale investment on killing men and machines and unnecessary, un-affordable hardware, and other war related expenses ……………… lots of income for the manufacturers, defense/political analysts, suppliers, commission agents, politicians, security services, state functionaries, local petty bourgeoisies, Bonapartiste, …………………………

      Now there is no war, no income for the suppliers of war, ………………. Hence there is a need to maintain a threat perception. Gota, Mahinda, and retired security men are trying their best to increase sort of red alert perception, its not working.

      Therefore there has been a combined effort by all those who previously made money out of misery find the flow of cash has dried out, desperate to kick start another and be somebody in the fast moving world.

      The clan now desperately needs VP and LTTE.
      This time around Hindia may not consider propping up another VP and LTTE mark II.

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    Are you a spokesperson for the extremist racist Sinhala Ravaya that seems to exist without any impunity and creating havoc? What Vijayakala stated is the truth and she did not state anything illegal. If you and most of the Sinhalese, who are racist to the core like you do not like it, stiff. There is a Tamil homeland in the island from ancient times . The north, east and the north west coast , that was exclusively occupied by the Tamils and ruled by Tamil kings and chiefs until European colonisation. The people here retained their ancient Tamil Saivite identity and did not evolve into Sinhalese by corrupting their Tamil , like the rest of the island, with the arrival of Buddhism. Other than very short lived rule by nominally Sinhalese kings, who were actually Tamils themselves, the Sinhalese never had a peep into these lands. A few border villages and stray Buddhist temple built by a so called Sinhalese monarch, does not make these areas Sinhalese. Lots ancient Saivite temples in the Sinhalese areas, so this makes these areas now Tamil? 90% of the Buddhist temples found in the north and east were built by ancient Tamil Buddhists who later converted back to Saivaism. The Portuguese, the Dutch, the British,previous Sinhalese governments , the Indians recognised the north and east as the land of the Tamils. Even your anti Tamil Mahavamsa fable speaks of Tamil lands to the north and east of the island.

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    Tamils have every right for self determination , according to international laws. The Sinhalese racists, the vast majority of them descended from recently migrated Contd: Tamils from South India, or Sinhalese governments establishments stating and denying that there is no such thing called a Tamil homeland or using all the government resources and the Sinhalese armed forces to ethnically cleanse Tamils and settle thousands of illegal Sinhalese settlers in ancient Tamil lands , to prove this point and to deliberately change the demography is not going to change this historical fact. The Catalan people have every right for self determination and it is not them but the Spanish government that is behaving illegally and quoting them to deny the Tamil people the right to their land is a joke and proves that you are a racist. Instead of hounding Vijayakala who never did anything illegal and stated the truth , why don’t you and the rest of the Sinhalese start hounding Buddhist monks demanding Sinhalese Hitlers and other Sinhalese racist organisations , like the Sinhala Ravaya that are openly advocating and inciting violence against the island’s Tamils and Tamil Muslims who were your former allies. You and the Sinhalese are very quiet about these organisations and people. Why is it because they are Sinhalese and the Sinhalese agree with what they state? You mean to state that Tamils are slaves and not equal and need the permission of their Sinhalese masters to mourn their dead or commemorate what happened to them during Sinhalese state sponsored pogroms like 22 July 1983?

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    Try persecuting Vijakala and you will see the local and international fallout and ramifications. She stated the truth and what she stated was not illegal or against the law. Stating life was far better for the Tamils in the NE and they lived in dignity, during the LTTE reign from the humiliation hell their suffering now, under the occupation of the Sinhalese armed forces and police and there was hardly any crime , especially rapes, drugs, robbery or other forms of gang violence is the truth. There is nothing illegal. Sinhalese racists do not like this, as a government minister inadvertently has blurted the obvious truth, what most Tamils think, so want to shut her up and persecute her. However since the most Sinhalese agree with the call for a Sinhalese Hitler by a high ranking Buddhist monk and the inflammatory statements and violence incited against the island’s Tamils and Muslims by certain high profile people and organisations, nothing is being done and they are largely applauded and considered heroes by most of the Sinhalese. most probably even you. as you are very silent about these people and organisations as they are Sinhalese but hopping mad about poor widow Vijayakala as she is a Tamil and need to know her place. One rule for the Sinhalese rulers and another for the Tamil menials. There is a Tamil homeland. The north east and the north west coast and Tamils have every right for self determination. This is international law and they qualify for under every criteria. Trying to deny this right to them quoting Catalonia or using the brute force of the Sinhalese armed forces and changing the demography of the Tamil areas by ethnic cleansing and colonisation of Sinhalese will not work. The only way to negate is to grant them equal rights under a federal setup with land and police rights , where they language land and culture is safeguarded in their areas.

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      If you are unable to hold a plebiscite among the Tamils to know whether they need self determination or not at least hold a plebiscite to ascertain whether they want the LTTE back or not.

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    Rajeewa should have asked Old Royals to come back to Parliament and answer all questions asked of the NYT’s election fraud accusation. Second somebody has to file a case to make Mahinda Deshapriya make January 2015 election null and void as both Old King and New King have received bribes according to the accusation.
    Supreme Court has said asking for Federal status is not Separation. Interim government for Leader Pirapharan was discussed with LTTE by Chandrika, So asking to allow LTTE to rule North East is not illegal.

    Unlike Sri Lanka, Germany today is a five-star democracy. Suffice to state, even an act such as throwing the Nazi salute could result in a six months prison sentence.

    Yes Hitler is accused of war crime and who ever mentioning him there will go to prison. In Sri Lanaka 42 criminals are accused of war crime and they will have to be investigated and they have go to UN Electric chair. It is they who predicted UN Electric Chair would be the punishment for them if they are investigated by IC.

    6th Amendment is referred as the world’s most draconian act by International Jurist Commission. That has no place in a democratic country. Spain will be accepting sooner or later the Catalonia referendum. But Catalonia has had special status with an agreement they would not ask for separation from Spain. That is mentioned in their constitution. It was agreed with Catalonians. But SJV rejected any changes to Soulbury Constitution. So anything not in Soulbury constitution is not binding Tamils. 1975 KKS election and 1977 North East Election confirms that. Further as per Indian – Lanka Accord, Tamils still waiting for the North East merger referendum and North East to have its Land, Police rights too.

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    Hon ex Minister Ms VM is a Government Deputy Minister for Women Affairs and a State Minister for Child Affairs. She is an elected parliamentarian from Jaffna District. Her husband was an elected MP belongs to the party in governance too who was assassinated in year 2008.
    With this inheritance she was speaking at a meeting/function during an evaluation of the program “Janapathi Nila Mehewara’ (The President’s Official Mission) in Jaffna to identify issues requires attention. Which I think is an exceptional program discussed in public/media the least? The meeting was attended by other Government Ministers and the NPC representaion too.
    Appropriately she said out to highlight issues requires immediate attention such as law and order specially in the light of a horror of an event where a child was raped and murdered which is a “national shame”. She may have got emotional and said things should not be said by a government Minister I agree and she further inadvertently criticised the government too. She is an elected MP too and she has shown disappointment of non delivery of basic law and order issue/safety for the residents?. Yes her inappropriate involvement in previous cases are noted but that should not stop a person from correcting themselfs and feel this repeated crime itself may have caused lot of stress to any human with responsibility?? May be playing politics too that our country is well known historically to the tune of few hundred thousand of Mother Lankan children have paid the price correct?.
    The point is we all make mistakes and her contribution to the government/electorates still outweighs her mistakes is an evaluation PM would have to make due diligently while the matter is being investigated and she remains as an elected parlimentarian until such time a decision is made??

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    Rajeewa Jayaweera
    Vijeyakala has lost the Cabinet portfolio as a result of her alleged statement. We have yet to find out exactly what she said.
    Was she just echoing the frustration of the people living in an open prison condition? Where is the attempt to bridle the drug problem and alcohol problem? People do fondly remember the days when drugs were nearly not available and alcohol consumption under control.
    .
    You point out that ~ “Unlike Sri Lanka, Germany today is a five-star democracy. Suffice to state, even an act such as throwing the Nazi salute could result in a six months prison sentence”.
    But what about the advice given by the Venerable Anunayaka of Asgiriya to GR “Be a Hitler”. How does this compare with a Nazi salute?
    .
    Rajeewa: Your bias just got to be intentional.

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      Rajeewa and the Sinhalese are angry that Minister Vijayakala in a moment of emotion had inadvertently and inappropriately coughed out the truth , that the Tamil people under the rule of the LTTE and Prabakaran , even when it turned dictatorial at the latter stages , were far safer and lived in dignity and peace , than now. No rapes, no drugs, no violence. Most of all no extremist Buddhist monks and Sinhalese government officials and armed forces, confiscating your lands, homes and making you homeless without a living and settling Sinhalese . Sinhalese and Muslims were afraid meddle with the Tamils and respected them, during this time . This is basically the reason that the Tamils generally feel grateful to the LTTE. They made them safe Sinhalese and the Sri Lankan government and their allies want the world to believe that, they had saved the Tamils and liberated them from the evil clutches of the LTTE but the truth is the opposite, they are in terrible position now, under a yoke of a racist Sinhalese army , their lands and homes systematically stolen and given to Sinhalese and in the east it is Muslims too. The Tamil areas were crime free and now full of drugs. rapes and horrible gang violence. The so called development is for the benefit of the armed forces and not for the local Tamil population, whose living has been stolen by the Sinhalese armed forces and southern Sinhalese labour. Vijayakala by inadvertently dispelled this myth and lies. The so called decentralisation and federalism to give the Tamils power in their own areas , that was promised to the international community, for their help to defeat the LTTE is a lie and a false promise, like all other previous promises. What is happening now is a cold calculated planned structural genocide in the Tamil areas. This is why the Sinhalese establishment is angry with her. A so called government minister dispelled the myth and lies.

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      K.Pillai

      “We have yet to find out exactly what she said.”

      Here is the link to her fumbling speech which sparked controversy.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1_lMR1VBOc
      It appears Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa is roaming around ….. without any remorse after having expressed his desire to bomb the parliament.

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    Why do people attach so much importance to a woman’s speech? Women are creatures of emotion and say things they do not really mean. Vijayakala Maheswaran was in the grip of strong emotion when she said that. Mature and well-balanced men will not get too upset at the things that women say in the heat of the moment – even if those women happen to be cabinet ministers.

    On the other hand, there are women who have a well-developed intellect, possess great political and legal insight and analytical skills who can explain things beautifully and give good advice. And mind you, it is given in writing, in black and white, and not delivered from a stage. But politicians and and their lackey journalists don’t take what those women have to say seriously. All that advice is like raindrops falling on a buffalo.

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      Estate Labourer

      “Why do people attach so much importance to a woman’s speech? Women are creatures of emotion and say things they do not really mean. “

      I am sorry you sound like a borderline male chauvinist pig.

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    Infact if she did not loose her cool in this manner for what has happened (rape and murder of a child) is when we should be outraged as she is the Deputy/State minister for Woman and Child affairs & as a mother too??. Since we are not used to the Ministers/MP’s “not doing their job nor we expect then to BE ACCOUNTABLE to anything in life” we may feel disappointed/surprised/outraged why someone even a government minster may feel let down by her own people??

    This is the norm in other civilised countries mentioned in the article for the Ministers to resign when the country is outraged? The only think we need to focus is our nation is outraged of the crime(s)? if not why not?? She should be asking the Most Hon PM and the President to visit the family who lost the child in this gruesome way? Then for the our PM and the President to announce immediate measures/form a focus group to come up with a comprehensive plan to tackle the issues urgently would have been the most appropriate response from our government making themselves relevant to the public specially in the north? They could have even announced the much talked about death penalty following this visit to the family would have got the message to the criminals even louder? This is what wins the trust of the people hence the votes and for the UNP as a party they have missed the opportunity to win the hearts and minds of the people during this difficult times. Then to penalise your own messenger who has to “walk the talk” and ask for votes agin for the party in the next election sucks. I wonder if the UNP has any party PR people for much needed advise please?

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    Rajiv,
    What is the difference between creating fear by telling LTTE is going to come and its going divide this nation into two and calling LTTE stop violence that was created and organized by Sinhala racists like you.

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    This is a continuation of “The Constitution Conspiracy” of Thero. These guys are working together with Ranil to finish off the Secret Solution which they promised to 2015 election for Sampanthar, using Tamils and coming to power. They want to invent doors from all possible directions to give maximum pressure to abort the fake Secret Solution and then tell it was Vijayakala, who derailed it by her speech. Sampanthar, by standing in this game, will earn the history’s most unsuccessful politicians, one UNP tear off the “Secret Solution”.

    One may know if they keep using Rapist Army to corrupt the Northern society, people going to silently end up enduring it. It will not give any grounds to nib on the bud the Secret Solution. They need to take care of anybody grumbling ones, who are refusing take the Rapist Army’s atrocities. This is the hunters’ techniques. To effectively wipe out the pest Animals, they herd them & shoot in one place, by surrounding them. So now all the Sinhala Intellectuals are bringing everything to the Secret Solution.

    Long Live Lankawe! But Sampanthar has to concentrate of wherever last American State Secretary stalled it. American Ambassador said they are still willing to work on that, before he moved out to new job. Sampanthar should work with them to get justice for Tamil.

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    I think there was a way out for our Mother Land

    “We should have had a state funeral (with the grieved family approval indeed) where the Entire Nation /Most Hon President and Prime Minister/Entire parliment and Armed Forces paid the final respect for this “Child” and stood by the Family would have paved the way for an amazing change in the “hearts and minds” of the suffered and suffereing people of our Nation thorough out the Country as they all lost their children in one way or the other to the horrors of war.

    How we missed the opportunity for this much needed “peace an reconciliation” is beyond my comprehension where all our actions were all about retribution for the past. I think we all need psychological help/counselling as a nation for the suffereing we have all endured specially the armed forces, armed groups in rehabilitation, the general public at large who has lost so much including their family members to the savages of war. No blame game here and I think that is why we no longer able to feel for the horror the Ex Hon Minister has felt but we rather focus on the “emotional content” for an easy way out for failing a Mother Lankan Child go through this ordeal “under our watch” after the war has finished 9 years ago???

    Why we keep getting this facts so wrong time and time again is a mystery. Can we not live without enemies any more? who is making us do this to ourselves? My Father died try to save all Mother Lankan children in 1981?? I plead to my Nation to remember this “Son of Jaffna” and do something in his spirit too please please please save our children from “all harm” for a beautiful future. Thank you.

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    Dear Author and all participants,
    Here is another typical Sri Lankan racist not bothered about all the atrocities committed on young mothers, school girls and even infants if they are from the North and East. You know by now when the top executives are also just deaf and blind, Parliamentarians like M. V. bringing it to the notice of all the deaf and blind top Executives. This author is a typical Sri Lankan racist responsible for the state of the Country as of today. Do you have any hope all the concerned Leaders, Administrators, Academicians, and politicians with dignity can put Sri Lanka back together again?

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    BBS JHU, champika Ranawaka, or Bhikku Ghanasara should have told something like this. Whole Sri lanka and NGOS are blowing fire.

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    The Sri Lankan state is a system pivoted on the existential fear/hatred of the majority Sinhala-Buddhists towards the “OTHER.” Anything non Sinhala-Buddhist (Tamils, Muslims, Christians and so on) is the OTHER, and is perceived as posing a grave threat to its survival and so it becomes the ENEMY. So this OTHER/ENEMY is what provides identity and meaning for the existence of Sinhala-Buddhists and the raison d’etre for the Sri Lankan State. Now if this is true, people like Vijayakala, Wigneswaran, and Sivajilingam are part of this structure and play an important role in keeping the system running. They fulfill an important system requirement.

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    I stand by what I had mentioned elsewhere. Rajiva you are a racist same as Dayan and I suspect you are also a member of the “Bring back Hitler movement”, One of the Asgiriya head has told GL that VK and Wigi are threat to country. You pretend like one those Pseudo Patriots but turns out a racist in disguise.

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      Anyone who questions Tamil chauvinism is a racist

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        Tamils are not chauvinistic , Sinhalese are very . Individually Sinhalese are a very nice people but collectively they are a brainwashed racist nasty and also very insecure. Tamils are fighting for their just rights , the same rights that the Sinhalese have. Fighting for your just rights is not chauvinistic. May be for Sinhalese racists like you

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        sach

        Only the racists question the fundamental rights of “other people” until they are marginalized …………………………. and subjected to genocide.

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    Any form racism or chauvinism should not be condoned. For the same reason pseudo patriots like Dayan and Rajiva need to be exposed, These are proxies at war. Now Sach are you one of them. Do you really think the EU warning has anything to do with what Rajiva proposing??????. Only a perverted mind can come up with this crap.If you see his articles it is always about international bodies, India or West to be blamed for self inflicted Lankawe miseries.This guy is no different from Wimal and Ganasara except he has some titles to spin..

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