13 December, 2019

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Kadirgamar Never Believed In A Military Solution: Mangala

On the occasion of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Lecture held at the Kadirgamar Institute, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera spoke on the late Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar‘s legacy and introduced the speaker, the former Prime Minister of the UK, Tony Blair. Blair shared his experiences of fostering reconciliation in Northern Ireland.

Minister Samaraweera said; “A firm believer in democracy for both developed and developing countries, he cautioned the democracies of the world that terrorists were taking advantage of the very freedom and space which democracy allows, to destroy those systems.

Mangala - Tony“However, at times Lakshman has been misunderstood by some who claim that he believed in a military solution. This is far from the truth. Having had the honour of knowing him and working closely with him I can confidently say that Lakshman did not believe that there was a military solution to the crisis that this country faced. He was a firm believer in human rights and he was a firm believer in democracy. In fact he was the first person in the world in 1963 to conduct an Amnesty International investigation in a country, which was Vietnam. He always believed in a political solution and in the importance of addressing the grievances of the Tamil community

“Lakshman abhorred terrorism, he was a humanitarian. A realist but at the same time an idealist. He articulated his vision for Sri Lanka many times. I will quote from just one instance where he said: ‘I believe that all our peoples can live together, they did live together. I think they must learn to live together after this trauma is over. I see no reason why the major races in this country, the Tamils, Sinhalese and the Muslims cannot again build a relationship of confidence and trust. That is my belief. That is what I wished for and in working for that, I will not be deterred….’”

“Had he been alive in May 2009 when the armed conflict ended, he would have, I am sure, prevailed upon the Government in power not to squander away the opportunity for durable peace by adopting a triumphalist approach.”

We publish below the full text of Minister Samaraweera’s speech;

I have the honour today, as the Chairman of the Board of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies, to speak a little about my late cabinet colleague Mr. Lakshman Kadirgamar and also introduce our guest speaker, the Rt. Hon. Tony Blair.

On 12th August 2005, 10 years ago, this country lost one of her illustrious sons, the Hon. Lakshman Kadirgamar. A fearless critic of terrorism, he courted death from the moment he took over the portfolio of Foreign Affairs in those challenging days for our country. Finally, ten years ago, a sniper’s bullets managed to silence him forever. Ladies and gentlemen Minister Kadirgamar was a much loved and much admired Foreign Minister of our country. He earned the respect and admiration of his counterparts, leaders of foreign countries, those of us who were honoured to be his colleagues in Cabinet at the time, and all those who had the pleasure of meeting him. Bestowed perhaps with a prophetic view of evolving global threats, he warned western democracies well before 9/11 that they were being too passive about the activities of terrorist organisations – especially their fund raising and planning activities.

A firm believer in democracy for both developed and developing countries, he cautioned the democracies of the world that terrorists were taking advantage of the very freedom and space which democracy allows, to destroy those systems. He urged that the democracies of the world must stand together to fight this scourge, lest we would lose the values, principles and freedoms that we cherish the most. It was during his tenure as Minister of Foreign Affairs that the funding for the LTTE in western countries including in the United Kingdom in 2001, when you were Prime Minister sir, was stopped through effective legislation. That, in fact, marked the beginning of the end for the LTTE.

However, at times Lakshman has been misunderstood by some who claim that he believed in a military solution. This is far from the truth. Having had the honour of knowing him and working closely with him I can confidently say that Lakshman did not believe that there was a military solution to the crisis that this country faced. He was a firm believer in human rights and he was a firm believer in democracy. In fact he was the first person in the world in 1963 to conduct an Amnesty International investigation in a country, which was Vietnam. He always believed in a political solution and in the importance of addressing the grievances of the Tamil community. In fact I recall his speech to this effect at the launch of the Sudu Nelum Movement on 10 April 1997 where he spoke at length about the suffering that the Tamil people have endured over the years. He spoke about the importance of achieving for all people in this country, freedom not only from want, poverty and hunger but the freedom of spirit, and he urged the political leaders to adopt a bipartisan, consensual approach to the political solution of the conflict that has plagued our country. As a firm believer in upholding human rights, I recall how, when he took over as Minister of Foreign Affairs, he worked tirelessly on releasing detainees, taking on this task almost personally together with the Attorney General at the time. His efforts in ensuring Sri Lanka’s accession to the Optional Protocol of the ICCPR and his emphasis on the need to adhere to human rights principles, the rule of law and good governance are well known. So were his efforts at constitution making based on principles of equality to all.

In an address to the Kotelawala Defence Academy in October 2000 he set out the role of the solder in a democratic society. He emphasised the need for human rights and humanitarian law to be observed by the Government and the armed forces even in difficult circumstances of hostilities. He cautioned the soldier, and I quote

“when the day comes, and I believe it will come, for the Armed Forces to lay down their arms because they have done their duty and won their battles, the peace that is going to be constructed, basically by civilians, will be rendered possible only if the armed forces have seen to it that in fighting the war they also respected and had regard for, and wherever possible looked after, cared for and tendered the civilians who in those difficult times, were geographically on the side of the enemy. That is a difficult task but a task profoundly worthy of your best attention, your unflinching attention at all times, bearing in mind the supreme responsibility that you have not only for seeing to it that the country remains whole, but that the country remains ultimately united. Let us never have to rue the day when we won the war, but lost the peace for which the war was fought.”

Lakshman abhorred terrorism, he was a humanitarian. A realist but at the same time an idealist. He articulated his vision for Sri Lanka many times. I will quote from just one instance where he said:

“I believe that all our peoples can live together, they did live together. I think they must learn to live together after this trauma is over. I see no reason why the major races in this country, the Tamils, Sinhalese and the Muslims cannot again build a relationship of confidence and trust. That is my belief. That is what I wished for and in working for that, I will not be deterred….”

Had he been alive in May 2009 when the armed conflict ended, he would have, I am sure, prevailed upon the Government in power not to squander away the opportunity for durable peace by adopting a triumphalist approach. He would advocated a consultative, collaborative and truth seeking trajectory that is essential in our post-conflict situation. It is a pity that Lakshman did not live to see the end of conflict. We are poorer today in a sense without the benefit of his wisdom when we need it most as we embark on a journey towards reconciliation and lasting peace and we seek to set our nation firmly on the path of democracy, ethnic harmony, rule of law and good governance. The twin electoral victories of 8th January and 17th August, achieved by the people of this country through democratic means has enabled us today to reinvigorate our democratic systems, strengthen institutions, and take our country on a path of development and progress while achieving lasting and meaningful reconciliation and peacebuilding.

Ladies and gentlemen it is in this back drop we have today a very special person to deliver the Lakshman Kadirgamar memorial lecture, the Rt. Hon. Tony Blair the longest serving labour prime minister I believe in the United Kingdom. Something that stands out in Mr. Blair’s tenure as Prime Minister would have interested Lakshman deeply – and that is his role in the Northern Ireland peace process – the 1998 Good Friday agreement negotiations which paved the way for the political settlement between Sinn Féin and the DUP. In the foreword to a book by Alaistair Campbell, Mr. Blair ascribes his success as conflict mediator to empathy skills. He writes,

“In a conflict, there is suffering of a nature and on a scale that we, from the outside, can scarcely appreciate, because it is not within our experience. Each side has a sense of pain and of cruel consequence from the other side’s actions.”

The Rt. Hon. Blair, during his tenure at the helm of the British Government, was compelled to respond when the world was convulsed with unprecedented threat to international peace and security by actors who did not respect international norms, values and agreed conventions. By virtue of his office, he was required to take proactive measures not only on behalf of his own country but for the sake of international peace and stability across the globe. I am grateful to Rt. Hon. Tony Blair for agreeing to speak to us today, at the end of a private visit to Sri Lanka, and share his experiences in resolving the complex conflict in Northern Ireland. This lecture comes at a very propitious time when Sri Lanka is embarking on a journey of achieving reconciliation and a durable peace and I am sure that there will be much that Sri Lanka can draw, from the Northern Ireland experience.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Hon. Tony Blair is too well known for length introduction so let me know in my capacity as the Chairman of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute invite the Hon. Tony Blair to deliver this year’s Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Lecture.

Thank you.

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    Mangala don’t act we know Britain trained your Military from 1979 t0 2009

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      What an insult to ask Tony Blair who lied to go to war in Iraq and is despised in Britain, particularly his own Labour Party, to give the Memorial lecture for Lukshman Kadirgamar?!
      The poor man must have turned in his grave.

      Tony Blair is famous as a free rider and rent seeker, who like to have holidays on other people’s accounts! Why should Sri Lankan tax payers pay for this guy to have a 2 week free holiday for 1 lecture?

      Tony Blair is a disgusting.

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        Will Mangala Samraweera as Chairman of the Board of Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute invite former Respect Party MP George Galloway for the next round of memorial lecture at the institute to speak about Tony Blair and
        about the lies he said to the people of UK about the fictitious WMD to justify the war against Iraq?

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      May be not true. Lately he believed only option left is military for the ltte war.
      The history of ltte proves it. But it is not the option for rest of the Tamil people. It needs and human solution. I think and hope this government will do it.

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    Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera

    RE: Kadirgamar Never Believed In A Military Solution: Mangala

    “Minister Samaraweera said; “A firm believer in democracy for both developed and developing countries, he cautioned the democracies of the world that terrorists were taking advantage of the very freedom and space which democracy allows, to destroy those systems.”

    However, many times, with dictators and ego maniacs, like Hitler and VP, a military solution is the only solution, as the other options failed. History supports it

    Ask Nevile Chamberlain and Sir Winston Churchill and Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka and many others.

    Fortunately, the people of Sri Lanka were able to remove and push aside, the Semi-dictator Mahinda Rajapaksa, despite a large fraction of the population was fooled in a land whee the average IQ is 79 and attempts were made to fool them by Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cronies.

    Sarath Fonseka With Sannasgala – (Sathyagaraya Full Video)

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

    Published on Feb 20, 2015
    General Sarath Fonseka With Sannasgala ITN Sathyagaraya
    2015.02.19
    Sannasgala with Sathyagaraya Upul Shantha

  • 20
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    What? Never believed in a military solution?

    Wonder who wrote this for Mangala to read out.

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    So Mangala, you say Kadigamar never believed in a military solution and acted as a statesman going around the world banning LTTE. How come he could not become the PM ?

    There are 2 renowned Institutions one is called by Sir John Kottalwela’ s name and the other by Kadirgamar.

    We now hearing from you what Kadirgamar believed. But can some one enlighten what Kottalwella believed ? Any parallels between the latters believe and Percy Mahinda Rajapakse’s believe ?
    Like MaRa, Did Kottalwela used religious places for election purposes ?

    I would like to know what are the believes of Maithire & Ranil ? In my view Kandiah ‘ s factual analysis in this CT, throws more light on that. It looks like taking the entire SriLankan voters on a jolly good ” merry-go-round ” . Start and end are the same destination.

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    First of all it is a shame that Tony Blair, the callous, coldhearted, unrepentant, shameless liar and mass murderer, who has been invited to deliver the Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Lecture. Kadirgamar was a man of peace. Blair is the exact opposite.

    Now to the subject proper, Ltte were accused, but they vehemently denied murdering Kadirgamar. They never failed to claim responsibility in previous assasinations, and they had no reason to deny this one.

    It is quite clear from what transpired later that it was a section of the Sri Lanka Government that ordered and the Sri Lanka Army that carried out the assassination of the Foreign Minister. Kadirgamar was proposing peace talks with Tigers which was gradually finding acceptance. Talk talk talk produces no money for Ministers and Army Generals. So Kadirgamar was assassinated, the Tigers were blamed (despite the denial) and war it was all the way; just so, that the corrupt can get rich; no matter over a hundred thousand innocent civilians were going to lose their lives.

    And to think Tony Blair has been invited to give the Memorial Speech. What a horror that is. Mangala how can you be such a moron as to invite him? Could you not find a single decent human being to do this honor?

    Here’s to shame on all the so-called PATRIOTS. Cheers! Drink up!

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      Reza. It’s a blatant lie to white wash Kadir… He was singing for his supper forgetting he was a Tamil eh !!!

      For every evils you sow mighty God is there to show the right Path. Tamils would be wondering in the same manner of my thinking,
      Oh. What is this white washing of traitor Kadir??
      When innocent women and children were being killed from both sides by of course by both sides what did he do???

      He did not help his own people so he became the friend of the enemy for his own benefits of course.
      The murderers killed him and now worshipping his soul. It’s all a show case event for the calendar. He was naïve to believe that his friends would support him forever .

      Poor soul he gave his life for his friends.
      There is a saying ” Do not play with Fire you might Burn your Finger.”

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        Analyst,

        When was the last time you burned your own finger? Did it hurt?

        Do you wash your hands on a regular basis?

        Cheers!

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          Hi u dummy ben hurling,
          fool like u believe Jaffna library burnt & destroyed by LTTE, can say any rubbish. tell u about kathir, he damn real life cheat…bugger was used by Sinhala Buddhist modayas…never know any Tamil word, we Tamils never accept him as Tamil. cant f*****g speak Tamil. used by Sinhala modayas as a condom….he was killed by u r Sinhala Buddhist, hope he rot in hell…..

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            J. Muthu,

            Do you brush your teeth every night, before going to bed?

            Cheers!

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              What can I say, u r the worst racist. brushing my teeth…u fool go and teach every nook and corner of Sinhala budhist how to live with other species in this world. U kind of morons dangerous than bodu bala senas….rascals like u fool u r own people…if u r man go apologise to my people u r crime against my people since 1948….go on damn fool or be a man…

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      Ahmed Reza

      “First of all it is a shame that Tony Blair, the callous, coldhearted, unrepentant, shameless liar and mass murderer, who has been invited to deliver the Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Lecture. Kadirgamar was a man of peace. Blair is the exact opposite.”

      Well summarized, but missed the Terrorist No.2 spot after George Bush’s No.1 spot.

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    Ado Mangala Samaraweera,

    Didn’t you know that the 9/11 attacks on the New York Twin Towers and the demolition of Building No.7 was engineered by the Christian Far Right of the USA and the Zionists, specially for the purpose of creating an imaginary enemy for the USA? To justify world wide war, so the actors could amass limitless wealth? Did you not know that the CIA and Mossad directed by Dick Cheney carried out the attacks? Did you not know that Tony Blair was George Bush’s lap dog?

    I’ll give you one website to open your eyes:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Q5eZhCPuc .
    Not that I believe you dont know; but only to prevent you pretending ignorance in the future.

    How did you manage to speak these words you disgraceful SOB?:

    Quote:
    The Rt. Hon. Blair, during his tenure at the helm of the British Government, was compelled to respond (what Mangala means is the murder of hundreds of thousands of innocent human beings, which is still continuing) when the world was convulsed with unprecedented threat to international peace and security by actors who did not respect international norms, values and agreed conventions. By virtue of his office, he was required to take proactive measures not only on behalf of his own country but for the sake of international peace and stability across the globe. I am grateful to Rt. Hon. Tony Blair for agreeing to speak to us today,
    Unquote.

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    Hope Minister Swaminathan does not follow the Path treaded by Late Kadirgarmar.

    As we all know the Tamils did not shed any tears when he was killed by his Masters for whom he was singing for his supper.
    He became the traitor of the Tamils and Friend of the others. Short lived life with all the Education he had.

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      Analyst,

      Do you still advise people to invest in “Ponzi Schemes”?

      Cheers!

      PS:
      Let Kumar Sangakkar of Sri Lankan politcs, highy-respected Lakshman Kadirgamar rest in peace. LK does not need your dumb analytical prowess. LK’s place in Sri Lanka’s history is very secure.

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        BenHurling.

        For your information I have nothing to do with Ponzi Share dealings. Sorry to have disappointed you.
        I have a feeling you might have put two and two together and arrived on this conclusion. WRONG!!!!

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    Rt Hon Harold Macmillon(Prime Minister January1957- October 1963) visited Sri Lanka(and India) in late 1957, he wrote his memoir in ”Riding the Storm”, published in 1971: ‘’Ceylon – In a curious way, the political life is more like that of Whig politics in the eighteenth century than one would suppose.”

    What did Tony Blair say? Please post his speech here – if he were not honoured by being asked to make this speech he could have been judged more fairly.

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      In recent time thousands of people lost their life and loosing their life because of this idiot Tony Blair and Bush. Because of these two idiots middle east in a mess.

      Tony Blair cant show his face in Labour Party conferences.

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    Didn’t MR start finishing off Tamils with voice beginning with Kadirgamar, Pararajasingam, Raviraj, Maheswaran, T5, M17, …… where are the 17 reports by Commissions of Iquiry? MR refused to publish them. Will GoodGovernance respect the citizenry and publish them?

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    Dear Mangala,

    We are not bothered whether Kadirgamar believed in military solution or political solution We want to to know how you are going to find a political solution as Britain did in Northern Island or in Scotland. In 2001 your government engaged with LTTE to find a political solution based on Oslo accord. Now LTTE is not there and there is no terrorism. Why don’t you restart the same process with the TNA based on the same accord.

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    Is Mangala Tony Blair’s new found poodle? Another made up story by Mangala about Lakshman. I wonder what happened to Mangala’s inquiry and report of the January 09th military coup?
    LakshmanK was dead against LTTE terrorism that he was all out to wipe out with military might. Furthermore, Lakshman was one the very few diehard and genuine politicians who overtly went after the LTTE diaspora to stop LTTE funds from overseas and mainly the West. Mangala should stop lying and also learn about Lord Chilcot’s war inquiry report in the UK, and then make plans starting now to accompany Tony Blair to the Hague.

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    My friends

    I only returned from Sri Lanka today after campaigning for Mahinda in the in the last couple of days of the election.

    I had so much faith in him and I adored him. But unfortunately our hard work and prayers did not help us.

    I think he is influenced by holmana. I have also decided to walk away from him. He is proving to be a bad horse to bet.

    From now onwards, I will think wisely and will campaign for a true leader (not Mahinda) for the future. Guys I will let you know my choice soon.

    I wish to apologise to the readers for so overtly campaigning for Mahinda in these columns.

    My visit to Sri Lanka was painful. My friends treated me well. Best was the Vattalappam I had in Negombo. Ma… Maa…Miya….

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      So you were a paid campaigner for Mahinda. We live in Sri Lanka and we know who he was. He was running a country like a underworld boss certainly he thought enjoyed immunity and impunity from prosecution.

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      Nirmala N

      I knew very much you were not sincere about Rajapakse. I knew you will regret for supporting him. I think I wrote somewhere may be it was to Champa she would eat her own words she said about MR. He ran the country like a underworld boss. I am just a ordinary person who has no connection to any politician and I never have any ulterior motive to hate MR but I do hate him for what he did. Just because he paid and rewarded you and many for his dirty works does not mean he is good. One must be able to distinguish between good and bad (certainly accepting his goodies).

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        Shrikharan

        What I did and what happened in the past must be forgotten. I am very hurt and I do not want to carry my hurt any more for rest of my life.

        I still believe Mahinda is a good man but unfortunately he is plagued with bad omen. My Kali puja too did not help him. He must have done something really bad to be infected by the evil spirit even the goddess Kali could not help.

        As suggested, I am looking for a good horse to bet.

        Any suggestion?

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          Nirmala N
          Thanks for replying me. What is your real name? If you do not mind. Are you Nirmalan (male) or Nirmala? N (female)? From the style you write I think you are Nirmala and female! Are you Tamil or Sinhalese?

          I am not a racist to ask your race whether you are a Sinhalese or Tamil. Actually there is nothing called superior race and inferior race, and superior and inferior just boil down to the individuals as there are good people in both races and also bad people in both.

          If you were a Sinhalese I can understand you supporting Mahinda but not if you are a Tamil. Same analogy an intelligent and balanced Sinhalese would say he can understand a Tamil supporting Prabakaran but he certainly would also say in the same breath if a Sinhalese supports him he would not understand.

          As for a Tamil (or a Muslim) Rajapakse has done lot of harm. I am not telling because he was singularly responsible to eliminate the LTTE and that is a different story and leave that aside. He was a racist and he harassed minorities in so many ways. This is not the place to discuss it. But still he has done enough harm and damage to the Sinhalese too. Lasantha Wickrematunge was one. He pilfered state wealth and ‘helping Hambantota’ scam is well-known.

          You say “I am very hurt and I do not want to carry my hurt any more”. I am sorry to say with your mindset your hurt will only self-propagate as you do not want to see the obvious and one day when you realize the truth of what I said today and it will haunt you and you will not be able to withstand it. You will regret then, the way you regret today to have supported Mahinda. Do not believe just because I told you but use your brains and common sense and place the facts before you, unbiased and decide for yourself whether Mahinda had a good heart or not. I am sorry to say he is a selfish and power hungry man and he certainly rewarded those who helped him in his dirty deeds. But you decide for yourself. From the way you write you appear to be quite educated and intelligent.

          You said: “plagued with bad omen…..” Do not believe in superstition and that was Mahinda’s downfall. Mahinda is a bad person not because his horoscope and omen is bad but he is bad by his actions. Believe in yourself and not the horoscope or magic!

          You said “As suggested, I am looking for a good horse to bet.” You are mature enough to judge that and CT readers cannot make that decision for you.

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            Shrikharan

            You have not read my previous comments in other articles.

            Nirmala is my first name and n symbolise my surname. I am the famous female Tamil who helped found the LTTE. I am dark with spots, curly haired, round faced and just passed the mark of 60 years of age. Until recently, I was a internationalist.

            I walked away from the LTTE as they progressively became irresponsible monolithic organisation. I am joyed that Mahinda finished them off. My present hubby too is the well known founder of the LTTE. He is now a pussycat and is scared of me so much. My loud sneeze or cough will send shivering waves in his blood stream. But, unfortunately he still supports the LTTE.

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              Nirmala

              So we now know the type of people who support MR. You did not care of the many innocent civilians who got killed in the last few days of the battle.

              “progressively became irresponsible monolithic organization”

              I refute that. Read what LTTE stands for. Monolithic is inscribed in their very tittle. So why did you join the LTTE knowing it is TE?

              I can understand why you adore Mahinda, he spared your life because you too should be among the ‘missing’ when so many innocent people nothing to do with LTTE were killed and went missing in the last few days of the war.

              Are you telling all these civilians who lost their loved ones and crying bitterly that they were called by the military for an ‘inquiry’ and taken away but never returned home, are telling lies?

              Mahinda has an unfinished job, that is you and your loved ones should undergo what others have undergone. Then you will understand and appreciate why Many Tamils (including Sinhalese) wanted Mahinda lose the elections and he be tried and sent to jail.

              I clearly understand you now, and only people like you support MR. No decent man or woman will accept his doings. You talk of LTTE being monolithic. Isn’t Rajapakse not monolithic?

              You have a problem, you should see a psychiatrist.

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              Nirmala

              Long before I came to know who you were and before you declared your identity, I strongly suspected you must have a serious problem. You had blood in your hands and you had to do what you did only to save your skin.

              You voraciously protected Mahinda a person who visibly did countless harm to lot of people, abused his power. You were not really protecting Mahinda but protecting you. You had to save yourself in case he comes to power and that was your worry and you have to win his attention. Now that he has fizzled away and no way a threat to you, you could dispose him now!

              Many who supported him to win the election did so because they had had to save them from being prosecuted and desperately needed Mahinda a partner in crime. His victory will certainly protect them from the law. Where is your friend Champa another ardent supporter of MR who campaigned for his victory through these columns?

              I really think you should seek psychiatric help. You adore cruel people and you enjoy the seeing the suffering and cruelty inflicted by your heroes. Even your husband is scared of you! Please seek help because you are sick and really sick.

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                Nirmala

                Birds of a feather flock together. Now the pieces of the jig saw fit. You certainly have a problem. You always fancy ruthless people while they are at their helm and leave them when they fall.

                You were a founding lady of the LTTE and trailed behind the ruthless Prabakaran when he was doing well with what he was doing. You left him to join his killer Mahinda and you adored him while he ran a Government in a real Mafia style. He has hurt many people, not only Tamils, but Sinhalese too. He swindled public money and haven’t you heard of the Tsunami aid money he swindled in the ‘Helping Hambantota’ scam? I don’t like to elaborate all of them here but they all fascinated and charmed you. But when your hero lost the election, you now hate him. So your attachment to Mahinda is actually very shallow and this is the time he would need his friends like you. When he cannot be any more ruthless he is now no more your favourite!

                I can see the LTTE mentality in you. You will have lunch and wine and enjoy the company and at the end shoot and kill and walk away as if nothing happened as what happened to Mr. Amirthalingam.

                I see your problem you fancy ruthless people while at their helm. Had you been much older you would have loved Hitler too and his gas chambers where he massacred Jews in their thousands.

                You asked “I am looking for a good horse to bet. Any suggestion?” Best bet is now joining the ISIS you will enjoy!

                You certainly have a mental problem and should seek Psychiatric advice.

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      “I only returned from Sri Lanka today after campaigning for Mahinda in the in the last couple of days of the election. “

      You didnt go to Sri Lankna.You were hiding in shame.

      From now onwards, I will think wisely ….
      no chance of that happening

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        Rajash

        You seems to have precise knowledge od NIRMALA n’s movement. Are you her bedfellow?

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    “He always believed in a political solution and in the importance of addressing the grievances of the Tamil community”

    Funny,Funny
    When was the last time you heard Kadirgamar recognizing the Tamil Community had any grievances!!!!. He never addressed the problems of the Tamils. He new about disenfranchisement,Sinhala Only Act, Standardization of University admissions and several pogroms organized against Tamils. Did he ever take up any of these issues?.

    He is simply a boot licker of the Sinhala-Buddhist dictators.

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      Raman

      I Agree. 500% I am sure there will be millions more will agree with us. The man must be turning in his grave thinking
      I wish I was honest to my BLOOD brothers and sisters.

      THIS ANNUAL EVENT IS A SHOW FOR THE FORIGN DIGNATORIES . NOTHING ELSE , WASTING TAX PAYERS MONEY FOR THE SATISFACTION OF THE MO……..S.

      Oops!!!!!!

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      Raman

      “He is simply a boot licker of the Sinhala-Buddhist dictators.”

      He might have been one, however he was a co author of a draft constitution (1995) which was hailed as the one which recognised the diversity of this island.

      You should spend your spare time reading it and grasping the finer points.

      Please give the devil his due.

      However VP the psychopath not only shot down an Air Force plane on 19 April 1995 but also destroyed the only chance of getting the draft constitution passed in the parliament. The only draft constitution to recognise the diversity of this island.

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    Kadhirgamar is a traitor who wanted to kill his own people. Thats why the great leader sent him to the point of no return.

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      Shamil

      “Kadhirgamar is a traitor who wanted to kill his own people. Thats why the great leader sent him to the point of no return.”

      The great thalaivaru couldn’t bear the thought of separation from Kathirgamar and the guild of sending him to the point of no return, himself decided to join him. Thalaivaru instead of committing suicide, surrendered and begged the armed forces to send him wherever Kathirgamar was. The war criminals duly obliged his request.

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      And Prabakaran was he a hero? He killed more Tamils that Rajapakse did.

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    BLAIR IS A MURDERER OF ISLAMISTS OR MAY I SAY MUSLIMS FOR EVERYONE TO UNDER STAND.

    BLAIR IS A LIAR WHO LIED ABOUT WMD TO KILL MANY MUSLIMS AS POSSIBLE.

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    Aith,
    You’ve raised a pertinent question. Mangala couldn’t pursuade his bosses Mahinda & Chandrika when he was minister under them. Do you think he can now pursuade Ranil ? Ranil has already told Hindu Ram what he believes in. Like what our smart patriot DJ offered in his columns : 13A minus and TNA has to take it or leave it.

    At the 63 rd UNGA address which was in September 2008, , MaRa spoke in Singhalese and Tamil and decieved all the UN member states that he was a statesman . His concluding para was :

    “Mr.President, I wish to conclude my address with a stanza from DAMMAPADA, words from the Enlightened one.

    Victory breeds hatred
    The defeated live in pain
    Happily the calmed live
    Having set the victory and defeat aside.

    MAY THE NOBLE TRIPLE GEM BLESS YOU.”

    TNA do not have bargaining power can not do much as the NE is occupied by theLSL armed forces.
    .

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    Shamil.

    Which great leader sent him to the point of no return?
    Kadirgamers son too is not quite sure!

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      Good , at least now they may have picked up some truth of their father”s demise on this lead by CT.

      Sorry for them to be dragged again in this secrecy,

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    Kadirgamar didn’t mind state terror at all … and he defended it to the hilt, much like Mangala is doing today.

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    To accept a democratic solution all parties to the conflict should think democratically. LTTE was not.

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    Mr Kadirgamar would be appalled at the thought of Tony the phony Blair a proven liar and war criminal giving this lecture.
    What the hell were you thinking Mangala?

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      I agree Janaka. Both Mangala and Blair are only about flair and flamboyance in bereft of any SUBSTANCE or BRAINS. Thus, how do you or anyone else, expect any “HELLISH THINKING” from any of these brainless idiots?

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    Kadirgamar a man of peace? Nonsense.

    When Srilanka airforce in 1998 bombed a church in Navaly,Jaffna where people had assembled after it was declared a safe zone,140 people died. Kadirgamar,issuing a statement on behalf of the government point blank denied such an attack and death toll.He unashamedly went on to state that there existed no such church,in spite of himself belonging to the same church denomination,merely to curry favour with the dominant race so that he could become the first ever Tamil prime minister of Srilanka.He had to pay for it with his life and no Tamil person shed a tear for this self conceited individual.

    Suganthi his wife in twilight years had him on a leash.He was compelled by her to visit and worship in Buddhist temples and was prevented from going to church.He was forced to wear the arm cut banian and white sarong just to identify himself more as a Sinhalese. Alas,the Trinity Lion was tamed and transformed into a jackal and was ultimately killed by the merciless, power seeking conspirator vying for the PM post,you know who.
    Suganthi also denied Kadirgamar’s children giving their father a traditional Christian funeral.

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    Anyone wants to know the dark side of Luxman ( Luxmanathan ) Kadirgamar please read article written by Frederica Jansz appeared in Sunday Leader of 24. 11 2002 under the title ” A question of integrity” . It is available in Sangam.org

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    Colombo’s liberal elite ape and love anyone white. They are slaves to White WEsterners. So Bush’s lap poodle the war criminal Blair is revered by them. IF Kadirgamar were alive he would have set Blair right. But a Dress Designer with no formal education or brilliance but a good guy does not have the intellectual capacity to rebut white westerners.That is why the Dress Designer was “katey pittu” when the condescending overbearing Kerry(who admitted to war crimes in Vietnam) made a false statement saying Sri Lanka was at war with Tamils. Kadi would have whupped that White boy’s ar** in a hurry and corrected him. But not Mangy because he does not have the intellectual wherewithal of Kadirgamar. But I am sure he will love staying at Expensive Hotels gallivanting with his lover boys at our expense. Sirisena is clueless so CBK is coaching him. CBK, Saravanmuttu, Jehan Perera all worship white folks. Blair is a war criminal. His nation’s dirty tricks were revealed in the Chilcott report that has been blocked. Why? How many died in Iraq?

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