6 May, 2021

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India Says Impeaching Chief justice Is an Internal Matter Of Sri Lanka

By Colombo Telegraph

Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said India would keep away from the internal affairs of Sri Lanka, when asked about the Indian government’s position on the Sri Lankan government plans to impeach the Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, Lakbimanews reported.

Khurshid

Mr Khurshid was responding to a question raised by Lakbimanews journalist Ranga Jayasuriya, at the concluding meeting of  the Indian Ocean Rim Association for regional Cooperation ministerial meeting held in the city of  Gurgoan.  when the lakbimanews correspondent cited that the United States of America had already raised concerns about recent interferences of judiciary independence and the impending impeachment motion, and asked India’s take on the matter, in terms of the impact the recent developments would have on democracy in the country, Mr. Khurshid said that India would work with the government at the time and that it would not get involved in the affairs of internal institutions.

“Separation of power of those institutions is important… But, taking an undue interest in internal affairs of a particular institution would be counter-productive,” he said.

He however added: “We support democracy, foster democracy and celebrate democracy.

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    Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.-Thomas Jefferson

    Graft Indian Democracy
    In 2009 alone, over 129 of the elected people had criminal records, several with murder convictions. Among those running for office, Congress–114 with criminal records, BJP–113, BSP-105 and so on

    Therefore the bent back and this is true of him in a case involving minorities is unable like the American’s to defend democracy to some extent.

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      This Kurshid character – so call Indian Minister of Justice – is worse than the Lankan Justice Minister, Hakeem the other unprincipled ass who is going along with the Rajapkase cricus rather than standing up for principles of justice and fair play. Kushid is accused of pilfering funds from an NGO registerd by his wife by the anti-corruption movement in India!

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    “Mr. Khurshid said that India would work with the government at the time and that it would not get involved in the affairs of internal institutions.”

    I believe him when he says India never got involved in the affairs of internal institutions.

    Mr. Khurshid says

    “We support democracy, foster democracy and celebrate democracy.”

    When is he going to start the process of supporting, fostering, and celebrating democracy in India?

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    Nalli Cut!
    The only thing that India misses badly is a revolution of its own.

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    The Minister contradicts himself.
    Indian politicians need to rise above the level they are in now – it’s good for them and good for the neighbours far and near.
    That’s why we have regional bodies(eg SAAEC) and international bodies(eg the UN and mmhhh…. the Commonwealth)

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    India’s behaviour on 22 March at UNHRC and on 5 November at UPR2012 is despicable (DILUTING ITSELF)

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    I’m glad the Government of India no longer wants to destabilize the Government of Sri Lanka. Good luck to Mr Khurshid.

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      Dr Romesh Senewiratne:

      “I’m glad the Government of India no longer wants to destabilize the Government of Sri Lanka. Good luck to Mr Khurshid.”

      India is no longer interested in destabilising Sri Lanka for it considers Sri Lanka as the Sinhala state of India.

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      The way i read it- Why would India want to destabilize Sri Lanka when MR (Internal Matters)is doing a better job than the Indians.

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        Chandra

        Good, you are beginning to understand what the Lankies are capable of. It did not commence with Mahinda will not end with him.

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    Creation of Bangladesh 7 days.

    Creation of good old Ceylon is possible in 3 days.

    Modi, carries out development with transparency and accountability.

    Congress carries out development over dead bodies like Gota.

    Then what will you do dirty kangaroo?

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      Wuliangguobinjiu says:

      “Creation of good old Ceylon is possible in 3 days”.

      Creating a Sinhala State of India in Sri Lanka is most probable than an old Ceylon.

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        May be provided the sinhala state is schedule cast buddhist that live on a quota system.

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    This is shame on India. Salman Kurshid and our MEA could be disbanded. They are effeminate and could be given sarees and bangles as retirement benefit.

    The MEA people are living in other peoples’ money and also bringing disgrace to the Nation.

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    Dr. Romesh S – I am not sure of India wanting to de-stablize GoSL – something which many here find comfort in believing whether real or delusional. Senior analysts and Indo-Lankan scholars appear agreed an unstable Sri Lanka is a serious burden to Delhi’s already large list of littanies. The Rajapakses have done a good job of stabilising us in many ways while stabilising their personal, sibling and extended family assets fairly well. But then, it is in the nature of things bigger countries close to smaller ones often want the latter in their own trajectory and sphere of influence – just in case, don’t you think?

    On the same subject CBK, Wijetunge and Premadasa have done some good stablization of their family balances with filthy lucre as well. JRJ, Mrs.B, Bunis Mama Daha, Dudley and SWRD are all out of this unenviable loop – I hasten to add.

    Senguttuvan

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      Senguttuvan – please call me Romesh – it’s nice to be asked what I think.

      I’ll start with India’s relationship with Sri Lanka and whether or not the Government of India (GoI) has ever “de-stablised” the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL).

      It is common knowledge that the LTTE and rival militant Tamil gangs were trained in guerilla warfare in India during the reign of Indira Gandhi. The LTTE fighters/rebels were trained in Tamil Nadu, with the full support of the Tamil Nadu government of the time, while rival gangs were trained in neighbouring states in South India, before being unleashed on Sri Lanka. One would have to have regarded this as an act of de-stabilization, but it was more than that: it was an act of undeclared, covert, warfare. It was a crime – a war crime, in fact, and a crime against humanity.

      Senguttuvan, starting a war is a heinous crime, according to International Law. Wars of aggression are indefensible, while defensive wars are justified. So, when did what everyone seems to agree on became a war, actually become a war? And who started it?

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    Salman Khurshid does not have the mandate- muzzie-Graft Congress.

    Come 2014 with Modi as PM

    SL would become the one and only “Sinhala Buddhist State of India with Schedule Cast Status” giving it a 30% quota for education, employment etc.

    The long standing Buddhist Kingdom is Bhutan and the Hindu Kingdom is Nepal- notice both are kingdoms and we all don’t want rajapakistan.

    To achieve this IPKF have a bone to pick off all Lankan Politicians since there are many of them hero’s some dead some live others maimed.

    They have exhibited that they can create “Sinhala Buddhist State of India with Schedule Cast Status”

    In 3 days like the naked fakir- OM TAT SAT.

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    Modi? The same Gujarat politician about whom this is written in Wikipedia?

    “On 27 February 2002, a train burning in the town of Godhra lead to 59 deaths, most of them Hindu pilgrims and religious workers returning from the holy city of Ayodhya.[36] Local Muslim leaders have been found guilty of burning the train [37] Riots broke out in the state as the act was caused by Muslims[37] in which 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus were ultimately killed.[38] The Modi administration was accused of insufficient action over the riots and suspected of encouraging them.[28] However, Narendra Modi had promptly issued shoot at sight orders and called for Army to prevent the riots from worsening, but given the massive reaction to Godhra carnage, the combined strength of Indian army and State Police too proved insufficient, as confirmed by the media reports on March 1st.[39] Modi administration promptly imposed an indefinite curfew in 26 sensitive cities to ensure that riots do not spread, as reported by The Hindu on March 1st.[40] Years later, a sting operation by an investigative journalist showed videos of many prominent Hindu leaders and politicians boasting of their involvement in the killings and the complicity of Narenda Modi in the riots.[41] However there were several inaccuracies in the statements that questioned the sting operation. Babu Bajrani and Suresh Richard in the statements said that Narendra Modi visited Naroda Patiya one day after the massacre to thank them while official record showed that Naredra Modi didn’t visit Naroda Patiya. VHP activist, Ramesh Dave told Tehelka reporter that S.K.Gadhvi, one of the divisional superintendents of Police killed five Muslims in Dariapur area as promised to him. But the official records show that Gadhvi was only posted in Dariapur one month after the riots. During his tenure no such incident took place in Dariapur.[42] On 29 August 2012, an Indian court found a democratically elected legislature guilty of the crime.[dubious – discuss][43] On the eve of this decision, Modi refused to apologize and rejected renewed calls for his resignation.[44]”

    I have just discovered that a Gujarat right-wing politician, by the name of Narendra Modi, implicated in trying to start a “Muslim-Hindu” war in Gujarat some years ago, is leading the charge into “Social Media”, while brushing up on his English. Part of his election push for 2014. I take this abusive Indian man, using the code “Wuliangguobinjiu” is one of his internet agent provocateurs.

    The plot thickens…

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    Dear Romesh:

    Since you are one of those in these pages trying to gather matters in perspective let me share some of my thoughts with you.

    Despite India’s official denials, all of us know some Tamil militants were trained there during the tenure of Indira G. Why? I agree with you “starting a war is a heinous crime” but creating conditions for people to be driven to the war in search of justice is just as heinous.
    You will not deny Mahathma Gandhiji and Nelson Mandela started “wars” which the world now accepts as benign, just and necessary.

    When Indiraji and JRJ were in power there was continuing pressure from the Tamilnadu and other Indian politicians to help Lankan Tamils denied (1) language rights 25+ years (2) removal of citizenship (40 + years) of nearly a million who until then were voting and otherwise citizens. The first was denied in 1956 and the latter in 1948. By then Tamil youth, further infuriated by Standardisation and frustrated by the Gandhian ideals of opposition by the Tamil leadership, were getting restive. They were of the view the Parliamentary path has merely resulted in the Sinhala majority Govts ignoring them. In sheer hopelessness they took to small arms – perhaps not with intentions of taking over the country but more to impress the Sinhala majority Govt they (militants) are at the end of their tether.
    Militancy then was evenly distributed between largely TELO, EROS, PLOTE, EPRLF and some smaller groups, as I recall. LTTE was a latter entry which attracted its membership from breakaways from the a/mentioned groups.

    JRJ’s Cabinet, meanwhile, was composed of established anti-Tamil Sinhala hawks viz:- Gamini Jayasuriya, Cyril Mathew, Premadasa, Athulalthmudali, Gamini D, Vimala Kannangara (?) to mention a few.
    JRJ, who called for Sinhala Only in the early 1940s, can in no way be considered to be sympathetic to the Tamil cause or India (He always took pride in showing me a picture of his attending the Indian National Congress meeting in his office room). Gamini D, who played a key role in the 7/83 issue found re-franchising the Estate workers would have affected his own political fortunes in the Nuwara Eliya District – an electorate of a largenumber of “Indian” Tamils. The chemistry between JRJ and Indiraji, whom he continously annoyed by treating her like a school girl, did not find much synthesis. It is understood Indiraji sent many messages to JRJ to handle the Lankan Tamil issue early – justly and humanly before it flows into and becomes a problem to her Govt. JRJ may have wanted to give into what eventually turned out to be right – but there too many unyielding Buddhist Sinhala hawks within his fold. He could have handled them individually. But if they were to gang up, as they did in 1982/83, he knew there can be a challenge to his leadership. There indeed was. The lack lustre manner in which JRJ went about forced the then Indian establishment to reluctantly agree to a “trial project” to arm a few hundred Tamil militants. The thought behind this action was once a few armed skirmishes occur with the Police/Army in the Tamil dominated NEP areas JRJs cabinet and the anti-Tamil Buddhist priesthood may be obliged to allow him a freer hand to overcome the Sinhala extremist wing. But then Indiraji was killed, 7/83 intervened and the Lankan issue was internationalised. Rest is what we saw as our bloodied history.

    Whether one agrees with this version or not, the fact is both Language Rights and Citizenship issues were EVENTUALLY CONCEDED by the Lankan Govt. One after 40 years and the other after 30 years after so much of unnecessary blood and the destruction of scare resources.What more,the late Ven. Madihe Pannaseeha Thero of the Amarapura Nikaya – and then militant leader of the Buddhist wing – insisted on announcing the “concessions to the Tamils” from the BMICH during the APRC then set in motion. The Cabinet had decided the announcement will be made by Athulathmudali. I am trying to illustrate the sinister going ons at that time against JRJ, whom most think had his own way in all things during his time.

    Romesh, you have a particular advantage to discuss my version with those close to you who know the subject better than I. And, I am confident in the right perspective.

    Senguttuvan

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      Senguttuvan

      “Romesh, you have a particular advantage to discuss my version with those close to you who know the subject better than I. And, I am confident in the right perspective.”

      Who else is better placed to teach Romesh than you are?

      Is Romesh actually sleeping or pretending to be sleeping?

      I have been reading his dad’s writing for the past 35 years. All Romesh has to do is to sit with his dad and learn the basic history of the island.

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    Wulian,

    I too like to see Narendra Modhi in a higher position. See what he haa done to Ahmedabad. The City’s transport is studied as a model elsewhere in India. He is drawing the largest amount of FDIs in the rapid industrialisation of Gujarat. But the media has demonised him far dis-proportionately. He too has to do much to prove he is not fanatically anti-Muslim. I know he is doing his best. There are more Muslim MLAs in Gujarat now. He also has to overcome challenge from the ambitious Advaniji, the popular Sushma and others in a post-2014 era when the Congress coalition may be consigned to opposition ranks.

    Senguttuvan

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      Quote “I too like to see Narendra Modhi in a higher position”Unquote

      Common people differ because they want recouse from Graft.
      Popularity is fast moving thing when in opposition. Sushma caught on initially because she challenged Soina by saying she would shave her head if the “white woman” became PM and this has not gone down well with the outside world. Very recently she was in London with others of the opposition and the reception towards her was lukewarm plus the issue of Bhopal nuclear disaster and the Olympics was never addressed. She is nothing much except that she studied at New Delhi became a student leader and married a civil servant who was into politics. Even Arundathi Roy was at Quaker House and almost everyone felt that she is leaning towards the graft center. Maharashtra the center would back Gujarat and Narendra Modi because all are fed up of the increase in corruption.

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    Mr K Salman think not only as an Indian, have a global thinking, do not wash your hands and say its not India’s problem, as a neighbor something wrong happening at least you have to voice your concern directly, like The UsA and other European nations, you consider yourself as a regional power,. If the Us says you may act on that like what happen voting against us, during the HR session.

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    Wow! it is interesting, is it India which is making this statement, it sounds like China. At last India has fallen at the foot of China. Entire SL Govt moves are planned and copies the Chinese system. Now it appears India has also decided, with the new External Affairs Minister’s entry into the new position, that they will follow the Chinese. Is it possible that Chinese did a “B” word deal with this new External Affairs Minister like the deal the last Telecom minister did in the bandwidth deal.

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