23 June, 2021

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It Is Not The Govt That Is Militarized But The NPC: Rajapaksa Media

Today’s editorial of the Rajapaksa-state run newspaper Daily News has accused Northern Province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran as the individual bearing a military mindset and of working with the TNA to sabotage government attempts to bring better days to the war affected residents of the Northern province.

Mahinda GotaDN Editor Rajpal Abeynayake has pointed to the statements made by President Rajapaksa on several occasions in reference to the Northern provincial council where he has accused the Council of not use the finances allocated in the budget and being non-cooperative when the government attempts to fulfill dire needs of people in the North.

Abeynayake has accused the CM and the NPC is making deliberate attempts to sabotage the good intentions of the government and has stated that it is a result of the TNA Provincial Councillors and the NPC being unable to leave the LTTE mentality behind.

Although the government is being accused by many parties of making attempts to militarise the country, Abeynayake has gone on to state that it is the NPC that should be demilitarised and not the government, which he has described as the ‘only entity thats aware that the people of Jaffna and the rest of the province have transited from under the LTTE jackboot and want the full benefits of civilian life that comes as a peace dividend’.

Furthermore in the editorial, Abeynayake has accused the TNA and the NPC of leading the Northern residents of being responsible for the present plight which they are suffering today, claiming it is a result of TNA’s political grandstanding.

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    Though I am not a fan of the MR regime on its corruption and governance of the country, I support its eradication of terrorism and steps taken to prevent any repetition of terrorism. The military should be in the north until all destabilizing forces of Tamil politicians, Diaspora and NGOs are subsided. What this DN editor writes appears to be mostly valid.

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      Nuisance

      “I support its eradication of terrorism and steps taken to prevent any repetition of terrorism.”

      Terrorism cannot be eradicated by keeping state terrorism alive. It has been recurring in this island in one form or another.

      State is the recruiting sergeant for the exponential growth of membership in the past.

      One has to be tough on the causes of terrorism if one wants to be tough on terrorism.

      I know this is too much for you. Just ignore my comments.

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        Vedda,
        You again!!
        Terrorism by a terrorist group who indiscriminately suicide murdered SL citizens for over 30 years was eradicated. That is what I needed. This was the time when citizens set out to work, and school children went to school they were not sure whether they will come back home in one piece. This was no where near what you call “state terrorism”.
        By the way you should list state terrorism incidences for readers to decide. Gov. activities leading to prevention and eradication of terror cells at its inception is not “state terrorism”, that is the duty of the gov. Such activities are considered “state terrorism” only by pro-terrorist. If one is law abiding he/she does not have to be bothered about gov. actions.
        It might need to be tough on the cause of terrorism if the cause is real and acceptable. 7% of every population in every country can’t have self determination when they all have same rights of everybody else.
        I am hoping that MR gov. will be no more after the next election but I want the next gov. to continue its anti-terror activity at the same tone as MR gov. All presidential candidates have to divulge their future governing plans including prevention of terrorism, separation of country, the 13th amendment, UNHRC activities, relationship with foreign countries etc. before people can decide.

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          Nuisance

          “By the way you should list state terrorism incidences for readers to decide.”

          Well you are still too young to understand or grasp what has been going on since 5th April 1971.

          I can wait until you have grown up then give you a complete list of evidence on state terrorism, say in about 30 years time.

          In the mean time if you are bored go and play with Irathinavalli.

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            Low IQ Vedda,
            You keep on exposing your lack of intelligence!
            Did you read my post? Did you understand what is meant by
            “Gov. activities leading to prevention and eradication of terror cells at its inception is not “state terrorism”, that is the duty of the gov.”
            What would have happened if the gov. did not take all the action/s (what now you call “state terrorism”) in 1971 and thereafter? Do you think you will be even living today? What would have happened if the gov. did not apply your “state terrorism” on LTTE terrorism? How many more innocent civilians over the 80,000 would have been killed by now? Answer my questions if you have any common sense.
            You are stupid to even bring this up as a counter post.
            Vedda, you are no match for my posts and will never be!

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              If itis the case NV has LOW IQ; Yours should be minus.

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              Nusance

              “Vedda, you are no match for my posts and will never be!”

              Sorry I have no intention of competing with you to hit the bottom.

              If you’re angry at stupid people, you’re tempted to join them.
              ― Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

              By the way I am not angry at you.

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                Vedda,
                Without just repeating meaningless posts like “Sorry I have no intention of competing with you to hit the bottom” etc., please counter my core statements with what you think are facts or why my assumptions are right or wrong. I prefer to communicate with someone who can carry on a meaningful discussion where both can learn something new.
                If you read your counter posts to mine, each one explained in detail why your assumptions or statements are valid or not valid. But your answer to them has always been either no response or some meaningless statement like the above.
                There is no need to be angry with other posters, but if they are of no help in the learning process I will quit responding to those individuals.

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        Native Veddha,

        “Terrorism cannot be eradicated by keeping State terrorism Alive”

        Fine saying. Tho’ you are a native Veddha,living in the forests
        of Sri lanka , you are educated enough to understand why people
        adopt to terrorism. If the Govt.in power sets a good example by avoiding thuggery, nepotism, intimidation and extra judicial killings,the people will also follow suit by getting into a dialogue, rather than adopting to terror tactics.

        Terrorism follows only after ruling party in any country takes
        up to state terrorism. Mianma(Burma) and some of the African countries are examples where state terrorism started first and followed by the dissatisfied people’s terrorism and some called it freedom struggle. Look at the M/E. The rulers took to state terrorism to control their subjects and the whole area is in a total mess with terrorist groups retaliating,under the name of freedom struggle. Denial of rights & freedoms to deserving people, also comes under some form of terrorism

        Please keep commenting from the land of Veddhas

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          LW,
          I thought of responding to you because you appear to reason out your statements.
          First, the thuggery, nepotism, intimidation and extra judicial killings you talk about started recently by the MR regime following eradication of the LTTE terror and mostly affected are the Sinhalese. It is important to understand this corrupt activities of MR separately from the Tamil LTTE terrorism which started over 30 years ago. If the Sinhalese too start terrorism against the current gov. that will confirm your assumption that “state terrorism” leads to terrorism like the LTTE. I doubt that will happen in SL as the Sinhalese will decide the fate of the “state terrorism” propagators at the polling booth.
          As I have said many times, it is the duty of any gov. to protect and secure its citizens. The SL governments over the past 30 years did their best to protect its citizens in spite of over 80,000 were killed by those LTTE terrorists. You can’t compare it to Burma or some African countries because over 99% of the population of Sri Lanka (Sinhalese+ other races + non-terrorist Tamils)was supportive of the terror fighting efforts of the gov.. There was no “freedom struggle” as you say happened in the ME.
          What rights and freedoms do the Sinhalese enjoy but Tamils do not? I like to know the answer.

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            Eusense, Thanks for your response and I would like to ask you who was responsible for the formation of Ltte. It was the successive govts as they sidelined the Tamil political parties and abrogated
            pacts entered with them and this was going on for well over 60 years, as you know. The youth were unemployed due to education standardization policy brought in and a Tamil student had to score
            high marks to gain entry to Universities and public service. It was a students uprising like the JVP’s in the 80s and later of course it developed into an armed struggle ,with militants participation and it is history that both Singhalese and Tamils suffered heavy losses,with lives and property

            As I have mentioned in my last para, denial of rights and freedoms
            to deserving people also comes under some sort of terrorism and terrorism is not all about killing people. Have I answered your question satisfactorily.

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              LW,
              The only question you have’nt answered is “What rights and freedoms do the Sinhalese enjoy but Tamils do not? “
              To answer your question “who was responsible for the formation of Ltte”, It has to be the LTTE themselves. The reason I say this this minority section of the Tamils thought raising arms will solve their problem. They have the right to think that way, but I feel it was foolish not to think of possible failure and therefore repercussions on innocent Tamils.
              Every minority of every country face discrimination. Blacks in the US had no rights to vote, own land and education until few decades ago. Did they raise arms? But today they got all these rights without shedding a single drop of blood. The university standardization affected Sinhalese and Tamils of Colombo, Kandy and Galle too.

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      Nobody is denying that the military should be present in the North as it had been even before the LTTE era. However, everyone but the govt sees a necessity to allow the military to have administrative powers, this is wrong. Today Daily Mirror reports that the military in the North (Kilinochchi) requesting people to claim their jewellery that had been recovered from the LTTE; why the military when there is a legitimate elected administration in Jaffna?
      Then again one sees the military involved in commercial enterprise using property owned by the civilians there. All the best locations for tourism and other enterprise has been forcefully taken over by the military jackboot. This is not limited to the North as we see UDA property being used by the military for commercial enterprise elsewhere as well. One such enterprise is the reception hall run by the Airforce at Lake Crescent, Aththidiya.
      I personally do not believe the country should have a provincial council system as we see this to be a 1st place for elected ‘podians’ to waste public money, give training for corruption and thuggery. This is evident in the number of provincial councilors arrested for thuggery and corruption every year. We had Govt Agents in the past who did an admirable job considering what little funds were then available. Sri Lanka should revive the old civil service with solid education in administration to run each district’s administration with total accountability and independent of political interference.

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        Richard,
        I agree with most of what you post. The military should not be involved in some of the activities you list. As you know the North was without a proper civil administration for the past 30 odd years.One generation of Tamil youth lost their opportunity to educate themselves and develop skills. The TNA politicians are on the offensive and non corporate with the gov. So the only option is to use the military personal for some of the tasks. With regard to the Gold the gov. and the military recovered these and I see no error in they redistributing it. As I always write, the Tamil politicians have to change their attitude towards the gov. if they to succeed. Being in the offensive and linking with the Tamil diaspora and NGOs is a negative. They have to win the trust and the confidence of all Sri Lankans. I don’t mind the north given some autonomy, but deep in my heart I feel they will abuse this power which might allow terrorism to be reborn. Various postings in this forum indicate there are elements capable of doing so.
        I have in many of my posts have shown the need to eliminate PC system which breeds more corrupt, uneducated thugs as leaders of this country.

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        Richard,
        Agree with you that the military should be present
        in North but they are far in excess of the requirement and are
        on the streets in uniform in peace time, as claimed by the govt
        itself. People are nervous and unable to do their usual work in
        peaceful manner as they are worried of arbitrary arrests and it gives an impression to the outside world that North is an occupied land. My question is why they cannot be kept in Barracks in the North and deployed when required.They have nothing to do hence they are involved in commercial enterprises, doing farming and other commercial activities on people’s land without the permission of the head quarters or the owners of the lands. Cannot the Police, who are all Singhalese, do the day to day security work in the province.
        I disagree with you on the question of Provincial council system
        as, if you have a look at the countries around, the countries like
        USA, Canada, India, Malaysia, who run their governments using the
        federal system are doing well and a success as each federal state will know what their requirements and priorities are. and the
        countries who does not have the federal system are dictatorships
        like in the M/E. China & Russia. Unitary system, of governing like in England will not work in our country as majority will rule the minorities and it would end up in “ruler & the ruled” state.

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      DN editor writes too! I am surprised, I thought he just publish what’s given to him.

      :-)

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        aratai

        “DN editor writes too! I am surprised, I thought he just publish what’s given to him.”

        No he doesn’t write but he types.

        He is only a copy typist.

        ETHICAL CONUNDRUMS

        Is it really feasible that a chimpanzee with a typewriter and an infinite amount of time will be able to produce the complete works of Shakespeare?

        For interesting answers please see:

        http://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-1350,00.html

        One response is more than relevant to us:

        A SIMILAR experiment is currently being tried using many millions of chimpanzees. It is called the internet.
        Richard Jinks (r.a.jinks@exeter.ac.uk) ,

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        aratai

        It is said that [Edited out]

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      Hey
      SriLankan govt began to militarise the North in early 60s during Satyagraha time because the govt anticipated armed rebellion in 25yrs – that is the govt didn’t consider implementing the reasonable use of Tamil introduced in 1957:
      http://www.island.lk/2008/10/05/features2.html

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      Nonsence;

      You are not a fan of MA RA’S Just A empty Pan.

      Not to panic As, Your elk like Jarapal,and Jarapassa lickers always go to shit pit level.
      Then, Tell us, Who Shot the Innocents Like????/,

      at CHILAW fisher men, Katunayake Factory workers, Rathupaswala Piceting People,
      May be The Gampaha Constitutants are with the support of LTTE?????.

      ANEY YAKKO, Nubhalaa , { umbalaa] Mokenda?, Katha Karanney???????.

      Katenda?????? Neathnam Venat Thenakinda????.

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      But that kind of eradication did not work for you guys. If the man set it equally, you the like of corrupted thought should also be no longer there. But reality is today we have more criminals in the country in all age groups than no other times in the past. And the fact and figures will prove you this is the era during a man in power generated all crminalalities beyond all ethical and moral margins. There you guys to promote that nature in this way will simply be a curse

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    Obviously, S-Buddhists like you Nuisance ..
    1) Do not concern about SL state sponsored terror murdering your Sinhalese, Muslims, or Tamils brothers & sisters ..
    2) Do not concern BBS type religious terrorists burning homes of your civilian brothers and sisters..
    3) You want to correct all terrorists type actions by Lanka Tamils groups do. Make all L-Tamils better people…
    4) You want to fix/correct all wrongs by USA/EU countries . Make those Western countries better. Hardly hear Lanka Nuisances agitated by SL Gov wrongs..
    Who do you type of guys love more and care more, Lanka Tamils or Lanka Sinhalese? Lanka Gov or West Govs?

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    I also read in the news that foreigners need to obtain prior permission before visiting the North of the country. Bravo Gota, this should prevent those who have gone to greener pastures and got foreign passports too I guess.

    Serves them right.

    JP/USA – Dual Citizen

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      Jay Pathbey Pathetic

      “Bravo Gota, this should prevent those who have gone to greener pastures and got foreign passports too I guess.”

      Is Bravo Gota stop visiting the Northern garrisons?

      Does it apply to former JVP terrorist Somawansa?

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    If C.V is truly concern about the people, what he has done as the chief minister. All he did was bitching about he can’t do this can’t do that. For the past year how many schools or hospitals did TNA renovated or what they did to help the farmers. Sadly for the people of NPC, their chief minister is working to satisfy the needs of the tamil terrorists who lives outside Sri Lanka.

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      Wigneshwaran is in his 2nd childhood. His behaviour demonstrates that he has learnt nothing from his first.

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    I would say to Rajpal the same thing I told to a bunch of Tamils here online.

    If you are complaining about someone, you have to be better than the party you are complaining about.

    Rajpal and his regime are clearly committing daylight robbery from ordinary Sri Lankans. Its kind of hard to believe their patriotism if you are robbing people at the same time isn’t it?

    The dilemma one faces is we don’t know whether you are playing to the gallery or you are genuinely patriotic.

    So for ordinary Sri Lankans to believe you have genuine conviction stop stealing from them first please. I recon your regime have amassed enough wealth by now. Why do you need more?

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    What else can be expected from a kept press?

    Sengodan. M

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    This Abeynayake is another Paid Servant of Rajapakse. How can he accuse the Chief Minister Justice Wigneswaran, when the 13th amendment has not been fully implemented. Futher, Ministry of Defense is controlling entry to the North by non-citizens, which is not the function of Ministry of Defense. Does this mean that North is under military rule. If the North is under military rule for all purposes then Justice Wigneswaran is correct in boycotting the invitation from the President.

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    The begger Rajpal is a mouth piece for the government who will write any thing to get his freebees . I think the whole of educated masses know about this except Eusense. Trying to Ban FB

    The end is near…. and desperation is setting in……..violence is next…………

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      jenn

      “The end is near…. and desperation is setting in……..violence is next…………”

      The End is Nigh,impending Christian vision of Apocalypse, or Day of Judgment

      Are you a fundamentalist Christian doomsayer?

      Please leave us alone.

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    This is all part of MR & Family’s conspiracy against the country. MR knows he is up against the wall and the only card he might have is to whip fear into the people with these useless and false stories which only his village mentality can cunningly think of. His economic policies, his credibility as a honest leader, his patriotism nor his conscience, neither the LTTE whom he bribed in 2005 cannot bring him in to power. His last chance if such stories don’t catch on this time he will ensure mass rigging to cheat the people again.

    The TNA declared sometime back that THEY ARE NOT FOR A SEPARATE STATE but want powers to be devolved thorough the provincial council system. Either MR does not understand English or he should be given a translation as his literacy levels seem to be in question. See: http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/53786-mr-should-abolish-presidency-sumanthiran.html .It is MR and his close group who keep talking of a separate state. This is illegal as the majority of people including the Tamils want to live in a unitary state. They try to keep dividing the Sinhala people from the Tamils. They also keep dividing the Muslims from the Sinhalese. They they divide the Tamils from the muslims and Christians from the Buddhists. They are mere con artists who should be arrested for even talking about separatism.

    May the nation of Sri Lanka rise against this corrupt family and perhaps the worst of the leaders we have ever had.

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    Eusense,

    Nonsense, you don’t have even common sense, and uttering rubbish like your masters in the Mara junta and the Buddhist heirarchy:

    You all are suffering from the Mahavamsa mind set which makes you believe that you are the owners of the island and Tamils, Muslims and all non-Sinhalese Buddhists must cow down to the diktats of the Sinhala racist masters.

    Until this mind set is given proper treatment by the international community, peace that existed before 1948 will not return to the island.

    Ask the BBS what they want and they will confirm what I am saying: They want Sinhala Buddhist hegemony over everybody in the island; Sinhale!

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      please just ignore this Eusense, the eunach. He says something today and totally different to that tomorrow. No consistency is seen in his comments. The boy may be suffering from a rare kind of genetic disease. All we can do is to wish him get well soon.

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        Leelagemalli

        “He says something today and totally different to that tomorrow.”

        Nuisance is not a ba**s clanking he but a she devil who enjoys watching women being beaten up by policeman, and goes to the extent of justifying these brutal acts.

        She thinks the woman was lucky to be alive.

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          Liar Vedda,
          I challenge you to post my statement/s where I have indicated “enjoying watching women being beaten up by policeman, and goes to the extent of justifying these brutal acts.”
          If you don’t you are low life liar.

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