20 January, 2018

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Lessons From Geneva

By Rajiva Wijesinha

Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha

Mission Impossible-Geneva is an inspiring account of developments at the Human Rights Council in Geneva when Dayan Jayatilleka was our Permanent Representative there. It is written by his wife Sanja, which provides for fascinating insights about the manner in which he planned how to overcome the threats from Western nations that seemed designed to stop us eliminating the terrorist threat within Sri Lanka of the LTTE.

The book is essential reading for anyone who believes that Sri Lanka needs a coherent and effective foreign policy if it is to withstand the multiple threats a small country faces. These are exacerbated by our situation, and the developing dynamics in Asia with continuing interference by the United States to preserve what it sees as its rightful hegemony.

Sanja brings to bear keen analytical skills as well as lyrical passion, which makes the book both enjoyable and instructive. She relieves the tension of her account of what happened in May 2009 with a moving account of her and Dayan walking in their garden, ‘discussing the situation…There was a wondrous little pond on the side, which provided the most pleasant surprise when I first came across it, for it was filled with pink lotus flowers in full bloom…it was restful to sit by the pond taking in the tranquility they offered’.

Heaven knows Dayan needed to relax, for this was when the European Union tried to have a Special Session of the Council, obviously to stop our armed forces from dealing with the LTTE while continuing what they had achieved in April, liberating vast numbers of those the LTTE held hostage. Dayan had foreseen this coming, since when he went to Geneva in June 2007 there was already a draft resolution ‘against Sri Lanka, accusing it of War Crimes…tabled in 2006’. He dealt with this expeditiously, and the British ambassador, who had put forward the resolution, told me in December when it was clear he did not have enough support, that Dayan had won. But we would see what would happen later, he said, a warning of the sort the American ambassador told Tamara Kunanayakam when she too first arrived in Geneva and found the Canadians plotting against Sri Lanka at the behest of the Americans.

Kshenuka Seneviratne, Tamara’s predecessor, had known about the plot but failed to inform Colombo and Tamara had to get through direct to the President to get authority to respond. She did, very effectively, but then she too was undermined in Colombo, just as Dayan was.

But Dayan at least managed to survive in authority for the two years needed to ensure that the Sri Lankan forces did the job that has brought such relief to the country. He succeeded through both intellectual capacity and a brilliant understanding of how foreign relations should be conducted. This involved building up both trust and gratitude.

For the latter he needed to keep up a constant flow of information, and I am glad Sanja pays tribute to his excellent IT officer who built up a website that rapidly became the most visited site in Geneva. Sadly this collapsed completely under Dayan’s successor, and the world receives information about Sri Lanka at the whim of the western world as had been the practice before Dayan went to Geneva.

Typical of the manner in which foreign relations were and are conducted was the advice given to the President that he should not face the media. This made no sense in the case of Mahinda Rajapaksa, who can communicate effectively in English, but whose officials frighten him in this regard – as indeed happened recently with the interview by the Indian journalist Padma Rao, which I had to press for several times at her request before he agreed (to what seemed his great satisfaction afterwards).

Similarly the Ministry makes a fetish of not responding to NGOs, even though it is clear that what they say has a tremendous impact. But in Dayan’s time, which proved crucial in winning over votes when we needed them, his strategy was ‘so effective that when various NGOs accosted Ambassadors in the lobby to spread misinformation, they brushed them aside and walked on or were able to counter them themselves’.

What Sanja’s book makes clear then is that the first obstacle Dayan had to overcome was not just the ham-fistedness but also the jealousy of the Foreign Ministry establishment. But she is quite clear about the enthusiasm with which those who worked for Dayan adopted the strategy he proposed, and again it is heartening to read of the skill with which his deputy Ameer Ajwad, now in Singapore, operated.

Secondly Dayan had also to face the unremitting hostility of the West, or rather at that stage, of the British, who led the Europeans – and were joined with greater enthusiasm by the Americans after Hillary Clinton took over their foreign policy. And in this regard Dayan was hampered by the slavishness of the Sri Lankan establishment to the British, as represented most obviously by Kshenuka Seneviratne, who was reported to have complained about Dayan’s strictures on David Miliband (and managed to get her uncle Manik to introduce a nasty critique about him into the ‘Sunday Island’ – which led to a strong rebuke by the daily ‘Island’, which was much more committed then to defeating the Tigers).

The critique made reference to the defeat we suffered in New York, when the usual ham-fistedness of our diplomats resulted in us not being re-elected to the Human Rights Council. Part of this was continuing slavishness to the British as ably highlighted by the British intellectual Kath Noble (so that they defeated Spain for a seat on the Council, at a time when the southern Europeans were much more sympathetic towards us as exemplified by Dayan’s friend the Portuguese Ambassador in Geneva who formally but revealingly kept him abreast of British manoeuvers).

The foreign policy establishment had a champion in the then Minister, Rohitha Bogollagama, who did not let Dayan go to New York, contravening the practice whereby our representative in Geneva attends meetings of the Third Committee in New York. Given the close relations Dayan had established with most countries in the Third World, it is probable that he would have won over enough votes to have us elected, whereas the contempt our established diplomats evinced for our peers obviously had its effect.

Thirdly Dayan had to deal with obvious prejudice against us amongst Western officials at the Office of the Commissioner of Human Rights. The worst and most influential of these was Rory Mungoven, who had adopted a patronizing proconsular role in Sri Lanka when he had been stationed in Colombo and earlier governments had in effect allowed him to dictate with regard to Human Rights issues. In passing I should note that, on his first visit to Sri Lanka when I headed the Peace Secretariat, he rather oilily suggested that the Norwegian-headed Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission was incompetent and should be replaced by the UN (similarly Gareth Evans, during his vulgar lecture supposedly to commemorate Neelan Tiruchelvam but used to promote his Responsibility to Protect concept, had made a pitch for his outfit to take over from the SLMM).

Sanja’s account of how Dayan dealt with Rory’s pretensions is instructive, for his response to the High Commissioner led to ‘a conciliatory letter, regretting that the fax was not more appropriate’. Again I should note that Rory tried, when High Commissioner Louise Arbour visited Sri Lanka, to have her address the press on her own, contrary to her commitment to the Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe – which would doubtless have led to problems as had happened when the same had happened with John Holmes, the UN Under-Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs, who had seemed to be highly critical of the government then, whereas the rest of his visit had passed off well.

Sanja’s account of the manoeuverings of the OHCHR with regard to our Universal Periodic Review is also fascinating, and makes clear the prejudices we had to overcome. That Dayan did this so successfully when the West sought to stop our military successes, and to punish us when we eliminated the LTTE on Sri Lankan soil, then forms the bulk of the book, but I believe exploring that adventure requires another article.

I shall conclude this article with mention of another major obstacle Dayan faced, which was the unremitting hostility of Israel. Given the intellectual and strategic lead he had begun providing to the vast majority of the Third World who were opposed to the continuing oppression of the Palestinians, the Israelis were determined to get rid of Dayan, and spared no pains to get their point across to the government. For this purpose the Israeli government whined continuously, a strategy that works as I have seen, for instance with Faiszer Mustapha who strove successfully to convince the President that he was unjustly persecuted.

Sadly that strategy on the part of Israel seems to have worked with the former President too, though there were also other reasons for him finally giving in to pressure and getting rid of Dayan. The letter of the Israeli ambassador which nearly prompted Dayan’s sacking early in 2009 shows clearly how the technique is deployed. But our tragedy is that our officials succumbed to this, and never thought of asking our supposedly good friend why they had also at one stage trained the LTTE.

Had Dayan been removed then, it is not difficult to imagine what would have happened to us later that year, as our forces pushed to take over the last remnants of Tiger territory and the diaspora conducted a vigorous propaganda campaign with both Miliband and Clinton repaying the electoral debts they had contracted. Fortunately, though Palitha Kohona had failed to defend Dayan vigorously, the President resisted pressures at that stage – only to succumb six months later and precipitate the crisis that has beset us internationally since.

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    Rajiva, Please be at peace. The whole world knows that you are a chum of Dayan. Your write up is more like a tribute to him, – only premature! Should I be expecting Tamara to follow suit.

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      Their symbiosis is unique to them. But that would not help the country.

      They always know it better. That is why the country got isolated in world s podium by end of 2014.

      I think Profs in general should be away from 3 RD World politics. They< ycould better help many more PhDers to be added to the country.

      These men with all higher achievements in academia to end up in lanken politics have done not an inch of work. but stay stuck somewhere.
      '
      Look at GLP, Look at other higher scholars. All have ended up in vain.
      Rajeewa does not know how to get on with lanken politciians. He is in the view that he is the only guy to kno wit better. that know-all nature would not fit in lanken politics. So is his moronic partner DJ. He has proved sofar his image and world laugh at him from backside.

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        Yes, the terrorists and the Western politicians would like that very much, wouldn’t they?

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        Yes, these men would not sense to use their knowledge.

        That is really pitty for the rest of lanka.

        I think had they been Uni dons, they could help a lot to the students.

        Rajeewa is now UNEMPLOYED. So is his buddy – DJ.

        Both dreamt of getting higher positions. Unfortunately, that backfired to them.

        Just GET the facts and figures of these siamese twins. Not much they have done to the country.
        Alone ZERO casulties issue, cornered Rajapakshe adminsitration in the INTERNAIONAL stage.

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      PLEASE DONT ALLOW ANYONE TO SPREAD RACISM or ANY BRUTAL COMMENTS ON THIS VALUABLE FORUM.

      I think allowing EDWIN to spread his hatred STAMMERED STORIES are similar to BLUE FILMS on Broad day light.

      EDWIN RODRIGO SHOULD LEARN IT LET ALONE today – LEarning is not easy to born morons. But he can give it a try.
      wE DONT want to read anything about the brutalities occured in the war anymore. We jsut need to see it forward.

      THANK YOU

      B

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    Dear Prof. Rajiva,
    For any reader from within and outside Sri Lanka your article “Mission impossible-Geneva” gives the impression you have now decided to defect back to your last sunken flag ship. Other than showing your intentions how do anybody learn how you intend contributing to bring back some lost dignity to your beloved Country?

    • 6
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      Richard, RW is a book worm.

      He has no whatsoever ever practical knowledge even if he was the spokesman of Megalo so called regime.

      However, if guys have joined stupid men once, they cant be considered as fine.

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    I lick your back you lick mine – are the motto of Rajiiva and Dayan.

    But none of these men have been part of the current issues. They just keep on ciritcising. No whatsoever shame they may have when doing so. In a country whose almost everything have been subjected to abusive acts during the reign of Rajapkshse, but today the current playres to iron out them as rulers have NOT been easy at all. Be it in external issues or interna they the former men have made it worsened.
    These duo – Rajeeva and Dayan were not born yesterday. They had been even VERY CLOSE TO THE lanken Mugabe. But none of them succeded getting former policies changed at least for the benefit of the future of the country.
    Today, against being out of the context, they just point the finger at the rulers.
    I think Mangala has done a great job.
    The country was to be branded and made aware to the world as NO SECOND to Mugabe run Zimbabwe.
    But Mangala et al got almost everything to somewhat cleaner.
    Today at least they have stopped appointments made to FORIEGN ministry the manner MR did earlier.
    Even former rapist, killer or anyone would have been sent out to foregin missions, MR thought it should be the way if they could be saved through impunity. Diplomats have been given some exemptions. That was the target of Megalo Rajapakshe. But that caused to backfire the system.
    Berlin to any other deistnations they had been no properly qualified men or women got appointed.
    So, what talks more about the issue, each and every corners were occupied by pro-rajapakashe men and women. No matter they have nothing in their heads. just to occupy and destroy the country assets.

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      Lathoni,
      //Today at least they have stopped appointments made to FORIEGN ministry the manner MR did earlier.//
      You mean in the calibre of ASP Liyanage, Ms Amari Wijewardane and many more non diplomatic but politically motivated appointments?

      //But Mangala et al got almost everything to somewhat cleaner.//

      “cleaner”? ah??? Lathoni, your a maara joker ne.. Like the drug fellow who got caught to police recently and went scot free? Mangala – the most quisling political figure after ‘don juwan dharmapala’ in the SL history wants nothing but a very cowardice team who take no time to dance to the tune of foreign powers. In a way, Latho’s hero Mangala has made a record. The only foreign minister in the world, who accepted his own country’s legitimate army – as a whole – had committed war crimes! No wonder, he’s a darling of many rogues like Lathoni who are hell bent to take revenge from the previous admin for the simple fact, sweeping away the LTTE terrorism, at least from this soil.

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        We all k now how you have been made to.

        You cant see it beyond. Just to be picky of Managala recent incidents cant forget the work load he and his men done to work on EXTERNAL affairs. All came to cease not because that IC thought everything is alright. Ballige putha et al had made all the mess together with you guys and your blessings.
        Even today, Maxi would not utter a single word against the BABARIANS.

        Rajeeva is good as forums, but he is not a practical man. He proved it at the begining of this govt.

        That is good enough see, that these men are just armchair critique providers.
        DJ s behaviours have been caught by many as to call him has been suffering from a psychological disorder.
        He is no means fit man to lanken external affairs.

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        Maximoron is twisting everythin gin favour of them.

        How dare you to add this way – just becasue terror elemination was a collective act and entire lankens hailed it.

        No doubt about that. But the mistake done by Barbarians was they just painted it in favour of their political survivial.

        Full cake was eaten by MEGALO Rajapakshe for his greedy reasons.
        War fought commaner was put in jail just because he wanted to revenge on him.
        Today that ONE ANOTHER ballige putha whose mediation caused creation of drug dealers – DUMINDA silva and his head injury is believed to be a FAKE.

        Your beloved Rajapakshes kept him away using lanken state funds,
        you have no pain on that ?`
        My gosh YOU THE like DIMWITS to add this way is a curse to all us srilankens.
        Max please wake up.
        Even if you prostitute to those men, now it is high time you to see it back.

        We are all the same. We the srilankens should get together ONLY against HIGH criminals.
        No matter what race and religion we belong to. we need to marginalize racists from their intial stages.

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          Senseless response Latho. //they just painted it in favour of their political survivial.// How? Developing infrastructure? Keeping a steady economic growth? Not allowing foreign powers to poke with national security? Anyway, can you figure out a single politician, political party who does not work for their own glory? JVP? UNP? TNA? See how pathetic yahapalana bosses use the January change to their own survival.

          //war fought commander was put in jail…// haiyo… Latho! Do not you aware of infamous “white flag” speech which he’d done not only once but twice. In Ratnapura and Kurunegala. By putting him inside, previous admin gave an unnecessary and undue status to him. In fact he had been given what he deserves. Various top posts in the govt. SF’s never ending thirst for power is unattainable. See his role now. Such a null and void politico.

          Both Duminda and Mervin Silva, and the likes of Champaka Rana, Rajitha Sena notorious for their various sordid actions, sealed MR’s defeat. Just because MR kept such low buggers, can you endorse yahapalanaya for keeping the same kind of thugs? What have you to say about the latest my3’s appointment – Ananda Sarath who’s knee downed a teacher as Anamaduwa SLFP organiser?

          Race, religion is irrelevant. Unlike others who bash only Sinhala Buddhists for racism but keep mum over Tamil and other racism, I do not endorse any kind of racism. Thats irrelevant to me.

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            The sums your god father wasted for Kudu DUminda, are not recorded.

            May be all those were taken from his own estates. Right ?

            Maxi, be happy you have been paid by them for the rest of life you have been delivering to them.
            We klnow once prostitute would never be able to reverse their life.
            Besides, oldest profession is the only way for you guys to live up your fantasies Maxi.

            We nevetheless wish you guys some SENSE.

            Native pleaes send me MAXI moron s address so that we can post him too a parcel of Punnaku ..
            Thanks.

    • 8
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      More self-serving tail-praising from one chameleon to another.
      “Fortunately, though Palitha Kohona had failed to defend Dayan vigorously, the President resisted pressures at that stage – only to succumb six months later and precipitate the crisis that has beset us internationally since. “
      Yes, of course, if the Doctor duo, DJ and RW were in charge, this country would have been a paradise , known as the second homeland of the Buddha, not a nation of unreformed liars.
      As to slavishness to the Brits, why does the dear Prof cling on to his Oxbridge tones when even the Brits have dropped it?

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        old codger

        “As to slavishness to the Brits, why does the dear Prof cling on to his Oxbridge tones when even the Brits have dropped it?”

        He never gets to the point. His Oxbridge accent help him hide it.

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          Here we go again! Vedda and old codger sniffing each others back sides again. Does this Canadian Goose has any shame. May the pacemaker stop soon.

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            Lanka Puthra

            You are being true to yourself. Since when did you take up watching sniffers? It was Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera the expert sniffer of women sniffing his own backside.

            You got it all wrong as your name suggests. Anyhow its time you visited your local opticians.

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            Hi Lankaputhra/ Onnamenna,
            Hey , has your Jewish lesbian partner left you? Is that why you are grumpy?

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          NV,
          “He never gets to the point. His Oxbridge accent help him hide it.”
          Yes ,perfectly true. I always have a hard time staying awake listening to his tortuous explanations.

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      MsMaralathoni: Are you singing for some foreign organization. I think, AVANMANGALA is an agent for some foreign organization. Millinium corporation is George Soros + CIA + Church. where ever he went lot of finacial troubles mostly in the money markets. Now, they want to stabilize Sri lankan politics, to do something about Lands and transport.

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        Yes, for you guys, the sky is always dark.

        Avamangala did a greater service not allowing your PINGONA Rajapakshe being captured by Hague. Had he done that, he would have been brought before to International courts. today.
        Yet yo uguys cant call a spade a spade.
        If anyone would open his mouth, nodoubt, he or she should be part of international conspiracy.
        That [Edited out]

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    I have an applause to you prof Rajeev. After a short break or a misleading, you had the guts to come back to the right track. And, reveal the true colors of the so called “yahapalanaya”. Time has come for intellectuals like you to get together in order to throw the current lot out and save the motherland and the good traditions being practice more than 2500 years.

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      Hey Max, Not so fast.

      Don’t forget that Our Rajiva joined the current Yahapalanaya mob but found that it is easier to get blood out of a stone than clean up the unholy mess that is our Higher Education System.
      Our Ranil told Our Rajiva not to come back until he finishes reading in full Rab Butler’s Art of the Possible. However, going back to his Peace Secretariat days, Rajiva is still working on his definitive volume of the ‘The Art of Lying’ and (hoping not to get caught).

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        Yes kalusudda attacked UGC chair man behaving as if katussa got gold around his neck.
        Rajeeva is very theoretical person. He can talk nicely, but his practical life in terms of politics of lanken nature is no good at all.
        Guy becomes offended easily as if he is so good to have been appointed as a minister why a Deputy….

        Had the man been in academia, he could help the masses of young men and women in their thesis work, instead to waste his valuable times is BEYOND all wastes.
        I think these men have no brains – they ve been just book worms.

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    In a world of hierarchies bolstered by institutional and economic power, and many individuals fighting battles, some to score points and further their careers, and several others out of genuine humanitarian concern, one could sympathise with Rajiva and Dayan. Their plight owes significantly to Sri Lanka having bankrupted itself in the perception of the world. The expression ‘Canadians plotting against Sri Lanka’ is I think paranoid or mistaken. We in the UTHR(J) have dealt with several westerners whose perception was genuinely humanitarian. We too experienced feelings like those harboured by Dayan and Rajiva when we told representatives of the West, our grave reservations about the 2002 ‘peace process,’ which granted the Tigers virtual licence to kill opponents and conscript children. Often, we were portrayed negatively. No doubt many Tamils felt, and feel, the way Dayan and Rajiva do, when they battled an unyielding Sinhalese establishment that brought this country to the present state.

    Their story is told from the perspective of persons high up in the Sri Lankan establishment, informed about the war by the official hierarchy. To begin, we differ greatly on casualty estimates (my figure, about 100, 000 civilians resident in the Vanni – Palmyra Fallen). Most impartial persons who understood the plight of the civilians in the ‘no-fire’ zones were for the UN stopping the hugely destructive army advance, despite the nature of the LTTE.

    As I have said elsewhere, the LTTE was politically and militarily paralysed by 2000. It was not beyond human ingenuity to find more pacific ways of ending the conflict. The propaganda of war in 2006, backed by a rhetorical upsurge of Sinhalese hyper-patriotism, was ultimately an admission of weakness, storing up troubles for the future.

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    You are a political failure as dayan has been …
    You and dayan never like Ranil ..
    Ranil is said to be preventing dayan any lost …dayan has been dreaming to see MR back in power so that he can have a good job in somewhere in diplomatic service…
    As for foreign policy of Sri Lanka..
    It would be better to have non alliance policy ..we should support No east no west…we should go as some other countries do .
    US and china want to use as a curry leaf ..
    Do not expect more than that..
    Is it viable to have such policy.?
    Yes; we could as Singapore does ..
    We should use our heads and keep is away from geopolitics of this capitalistic greedy countries..
    US and china want to use Sri Lanka for their geopolitics..

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      Lankan? If you go by how are bogus refugees in the West spell Lankan as Lanken then you cannot be one of them. Go through all the comments of the past and check and you will catch all the Burampis, Wathies, Samsons and Delilahs. (Go to any page, press F3, enter the word ‘lanken’ and click button ‘Next’. At each press you will get the word you search for if any exist on that page.

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        Tell us please when you live for work in ARAB areas, you always make efforts to separate you to be treated individually ? The answer is no.
        I read in your comments, you have always been adding your inputs being superior to minorities why ?
        We are all under one banner by date, specially living out of the country. You boast of your 30 years or more carrier in ME countries but you sound not to have learnt the basics.
        I am also one who has left the country for my education to Europe. Then I stayed back here for a couple years. There I notice, my thinking is totally different ot many of you guys that come up with hateful contents. Back and forth, .. mama sinhala, mama dhemala mama burgher.. but we are all srilankens or not ?
        This is what they the australians and scandinavians have been trying to teach each of them from the Kindergarten on.
        The model program has been very successful by date.
        Now the westerners go after them and try to learn it. Germany s turks and France s north africans, have been isolated so as the case in UK s Pakiss and other migrants. They have got isolated for various reasons. Most of them migrated to those countries had no basic level of education. I know my cousins moved to UK in 60ties. Many of them just got their OLEVELS completed then. But they started work immediately putting the feet on the west. Now though they ve been far better off but they have not studied degrees. Instead their second generations do well. That is why you would read the name of many migrants on the PUBMED.com today.

        i think it is high time us the folks to see as one nation – if not now when would it happen ?
        Malaysians and other like minded nation do so. However their life philosopies have been different from ours.
        Lankens calling buddhists, but behaving like barbarians lining up behind IDIOTIC monks:

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          Why do you use so many different names? Let me give a few. a full list is under preparation. Bunjappu, Sam Fernando, Simon Silva, Leelawathie, Darunuwathie, Burampi singho, Loku Burampi, Punchi Burampi, Rarityminds, Raritythoughts and so on. Why so many disguises and sex changes? From whom are you hiding?

          I prefer to call you as one person and use the name Pavadenawathi. So, Pavadenawathi, if you want to know what white Australians are ask aborigines. Scandinavians? The Norwegian politicians are still being paid by tigers.

          Look I am not interested in your analysis of refugees, OK? All I know is that you are Tamil tiger with an assumed Sinhala name.

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            who are u refering to ?

            I log myself on to this page every other day only. Edward. ?

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              Right now I was referring to you Simon alias Bunjappu, Burampi, Wathies et al. This is the problem. Decide whether you are man or woman and then use one name. Using many names will not serve any attempts at disguise.

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    It has been a long time a coming, but now we have it – for the record – an ‘inside’ account of the diplomatic heroics of our national unsung hero Super-Dayan. Notwithstanding the fact that with a smart turn of diplomatic opportunism, DJ secured a ‘win’ before the proverbial faecal matter hit the fan, DJ did indeed achieve a small miracle given the constant ‘breaking of his bat’ from those on our own side. Alas, an innocent bystander cannot but notice that DJ like many others has been used by the Great Liberator and his closest. So, now we have DJ’s inside, at Rs 1000, a steal, and very readable, but when, if ever, will we have the Great Liberators version?

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    Dear Dr Rajiva, I respect you for the yeoman services you have rendered to the country during those difficult times when the Eelam War 3 was raging. You were fantastic against those BBC, Al Jazeera interviewers giving them a HARD TALK in return. Your English was impeccable and the way you reacted so quickly and logically in meeting those arguments was simply superb. Of course, these will be pearl before swine for those who cannot write 10 words of English without making a dozen mistakes.

    I am sure, there are and will be many comments that are harsh against you regarding this new article by you. But, that is part of the freedom of expression and you and I understand it well. We have to meet such comments with Upeksha (Equanimity) but not with silent servility.

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      Edwin Rodrigo

      Rajiva’s impeccable English was never the problem, nor his impressive battles with the foreign press. No, it was his regular resort to being economical with the truth that enraged many who knew better, and knew that he should have known better.
      Better a dignified exit, than an everlasting scab of notoriety.

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        I know that Rajiva’s impeccable English was not a problem for me. It was a problem for the Eelam lobby and the traitors because he was putting them to good use to counter the barrage of untruths from our enemies. Yes, I know, many wanted him to exit because he was too much for them to handle.

        Being economical with the truth you say? In certain situations, one cannot tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

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          ‘In certain situations, one cannot tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth’. Is it surprising that Rajiva has impressed you, a man with such horrible English language skills.
          *
          Facts have to be challenged with facts, not with language skills, – impeccable or not!

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            What surprises me is that you have not used the word lanken. Well, you can use facts or whatever you think are facts. The only fact that interests me is that the scourge that was affecting our country is gone, perhaps forever, thanks to people like MR, DJ and Rajiv. That is enough for me. If you want to play word games, go ahead, play with yourself kid.

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          Not a problem for you ?
          My foot !

          Yours is more or less singlish.

          Yes, in such situations you should better keep quiet. Have not you heard about ” silence is gold” ? I know where you are based you would no thave any freedom. So, please watch out !

          Had RW been silent in such forums, or behaved smarter than he is proclaimed to be.. nobody would have added such remarks on him or not ?

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      Edwin Appuo, what have you been bubbling. If he dlievered yeoman services. I think country would not have been isolated by end of 2014.

      Instead, they the triangle failed to convince megalo adequately and timely.

      Rajiiva is th eguy went on saying, zero casualties were the case. That was a greater mistake. Any wars would not end up with ZERO casualaties in civilians.

      Avalanches of civil folks hacve been burried in NOTHERN hills of the island are similar to what they burried in the sourthern in 89.
      Most odf them are burried to date, so the country is cursed by all KARAMA .. they killed own folks by their own.
      Rajapakshes should be brought before the cought .. basta.

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        I am bubbling Champagne to celebrate the 100% decimation of Tiger Terrorists with zero civilian casualties. Thank you MR. Thank you Rajiva. Thank you Gota.

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          You would better join those who jumped into the roads to celebrate killing own folks ?

          Man is this what we are compelled to hear from a 75 year old Engineer ?

          Lanken media paparazzos have painted the picture in favour of high criminals. They have still been doing the job today, keeping the nation similar to North Koreans are fallen in.
          You guys not to have sensed is a curse

          No doubt all natural catastrophes can sink the island soon.

          I think the blood they they high criminals let flow to the manner, Ravana Fall or other falls naturally make – have made lanka a slaughter house. I am ashemed to call me SINHALAYA.. I really do.

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            lanken or Lankan? Here is a typical response from a person with a terrorist handler. Do not worry about me calling you a Sinhalaya because you are not one. No Sinhalaya would spell Lankan as Lanken, It is the Tamil way. A sure way of recognizing the so called ‘Sinhalayas’ living in Europe as refugees from persecution by the racist and ethnic cleansing government of Sri Lanka.

            I have analyzed this very well. Now it is time to come out with it. All the commentators such as Samuel, Burampi, Sam, Darunuwathie, Leelawathie not forgetting Raritymind fall in to this category. I often wonder whether it is just one person and all of these names are avatars of him or her.

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              What a donkey you should have been. Spelling mistakes are found in every thesis work even after thorough checks.
              So you the like lickers to call me ” non-sinhalaya”. Man. wake up.
              You can bring stories how your philiphinian girls made you brought to ectassy or any other mental states, but you would NEVER be able to turn us silent.
              We would not allow any kind of JO supporters to continue.
              We are so fed up of th ebunch.
              LANKA, SRILANKEN OR SRILANKAN.. I really dont know. we need to check it in the dic.
              I thought old Edwin should have learnt something.
              No doubt those indians in ME stand against you the kind of morons.
              Please give us a break EDWIN, you can support DJ, RW style book worms, but that would not HELP the country or nation.
              Just raise the question, if these so called interllectuals are that KNOW-ALLs, why have not they achieved anything ? Rajeewa s position in the high days of the war was a mistake, even if MR is a born modaya, Rajieewa to be kept away from lanken foreign minister in the last ends of Rajapakshe reign explains everything.
              This man Rajeeva has always been repeating that he has advised President .. bla bla..
              But I really dont think, these men could get the REAL NATURE of the highly abusive mafia king.

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                What a donkey you should have been. Should have been? Well, if I am really going to be a donkey, then I prefer to be a Lankan donkey than a Lanken one.

                Spelling mistakes are found in every thesis work even after thorough checks. If that is what it is, why don’t you write in Tamil – a language I am sure you know well? Generally Tamils are clever people, not donkeys like us, though there are obvious exceptions. They do not make mistakes. But they do make big blunders like waging war against a government of donkeys and getting thoroughly defeated. But then, that is not a mistake. Mistakes are repeated but blunders are not. Blunders do not get repeated because the blunderer gets terminated as a result of the blunder. Remember, “Winner takes it all. The loser standing small.” Perhaps, that is not quite appropriate, because in this case the loser is not standing –may be lying down like Prabha licking the boots begging for mercy – but definitely not standing.

                Come to think of it, blunders do get repeated if you go by the great Mahavamsa. Yeah, that is right, every thousand years or so they get repeated. It is a nice thing though. It gives us something pleasant to do once in a while and earn good Karma too.

                ….. your philiphinian girls made you brought to ectassy or any other mental states….Oh My God! That is exciting! Why am I wasting time with an ass like yours when I have more exciting ones to ride? Excuse me. I will go out for a while and come back. You can come later and stand in the queue for my services.

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                Rarityminds, you ask, Why have not they achieved anything ? Good question. Just take the behavior of the two leaders MR and Prabha in the last stages of the war. MR flies in, kisses the ground as soon as he lands. A selfish move to influence the Sinhala donkeys.

                Prabha too does some kissing, but of a different kind, around the same time. Cornered by Pvt Nimal in the Nathikadal he kisses the boots of the Pvt and begs for mercy saying, “Andavane Aiya. Aiya Sami! Shingalaya maranne ne”. Then for better effect he licks the mud off Nimal’s boots. What does Pvt Nimal do then? Do I have to go in to that? I don’t think so. Lankans as well as Lankens know what happened. What a waste of Lankan and Lanken lives!

                The bottom line is that Prabha sacrificed his life for the Lankens while MR survived and still bothering both Lankens and Lankans.

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                  Edwin,

                  what is your age actually ?

                  Are you a teenie ?

                  You just make jokes about the dead ? Were they not SRILANKENS ?

                  Why you guys even if you are older than 60 behave so ?

                  Such racists you have been are not welcome even in the hell I guess.

                  I think we are all human beings and where we were born, we should all have the same rights.

                  But you guys, even after 30 long year brutal war, still being stuck to ” we sinhalayas”

                  You are even worst than PRABA… I hate to see our sinhalayas becoming even more racial today than had been before.

                  For me I dont care about race, religion or anything else so long he or she has human values.

                  CT,
                  please dont give anyone a chance to spread RACISM on this VALUABLE forum:

                  Thank you.

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          Yes it is zero casualties on the Forces side. Check with the dead Forces list for the period Jan 2008 to May 2009. VP retreated from all land held by LTTE including their stronghold Kilinochchi only to be massacred when they came to surrender in the end as VP believed MR would deliver what he promised. Otherwise there was no battle between the Forces and the LTTE as it was only a Drama of a war for purpose of propaganda only.

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            What about the Tamil civilians who were trying to escape from the grip of the LTTE and then shot dead by their own so called ‘protectors’? These have been cleverly described as civilians shot dead by SL security forces. There is photographic evidence of all this.

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              Your IQ should be below 70.

              That means, tamils got killed by LTTERs deserves their deaths or what ? Tamils or sinhalese we are all srilankens. But the manner Maharaja et al enjoyed the victory was beyond all ethics and morals, because how we can even think of celebrating killing SRILANKENS by srilankens ?

              You have been changing your mode Mr Rodrigo, we want you we dont want clashes between tamils and sinhalese on this forum anymore.
              Your thorny comments caused IH to leave that way. You better think twice before passing your sharp critics okay.

              Even after a 30 year war, to hang on hatreds is no means our intention.
              Those who got their birth on SLanken soil have the right to deserve ALL equal rights.

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                That means, Tamils got killed by LTTERs deserves their deaths or what? it is all so sad. Your King Prabha getting killed is not something that I enjoy. It is all the more sad because he got shot by our Pvt Nimal while begging for mercy – Aiya samy and all that…. But if that is very sad, what followed is sadder. I heard it from one of my nephews who is a soldier in the Army and saw it all with his own eyes. The details are horrid. Therefore I summarize. After being shot in the belly by Nimal, VP was tortured for two days, non stop day and night, until someone felt sorry, and gave him a mamoty blow killing him.

                But, as the Americans say, a man got to do what a man gotta do. And that is what the soldiers did. I do not condone it. But I understand how they felt. It is the Ravana blood that makes us so brutal.

                But the manner Maharaja et al enjoyed the victory was beyond all ethics and morals It is not nice. The Kiribath and all that, when Lankans should have given a Pansakula in his name. We want Prabha to be born as a Lankan – not as a Lanken – so that we can keep an eye for him next time. Good for him and good for us.

                Don’t worry Burampi. I am not the devil you think I am. Doesn’t what I wrote show that I don’t hate Lankens and I do not want any clashes between any two communities. So please let me stay commenting. At 75 I have so few way of enjoying and commenting is one of them.

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                  Please come with your SINERTHRA or Wathie stories. That way you can become our fun mate. We dont want you to leave us the way IH and RN did.

                  I really like your comments once in a while. But some dont. Anyways, our people seem not learning it easily. That is common to THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES:You may know all the stuff much better than I do Mr. Each time travelling via Dubai, I see, how many of indians, pakis and srilankens lag in those airports. Most of them are labourers.. cheap labouerers. I think Lanken state could export skilled workers to the ME or even EUROPEAN countries.

                  So tell us more about your projects down there than bloody unchangeable politics in our home country.

                  If a team to be branded as good, each of them should work die hard in compliant with guidelines. So must be the case too to lanken society.
                  Lanken society is filled with all thugs dominated world. So how can they change ?

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                    Buramphisincho, you say, travelling via Dubai, I see, how many of indians, pakis and srilankens lag in those airports. Most of them are labourers.. cheap labouerers.

                    I never travel through Dubai.There is no need to. There is a daily direct flight to Colombo from where I live. You say, Indians, Pakis and Sri Lankens? Yes, I know what you mean. That is another reason for avoiding Dubai. The Thala Thel smelling lankens.

                    Sometimes you get those Lanken refugees working in Europe going through Dubai. They smell like toilets. They work as public toilet cleaners in the West. I remember, my childhood hero Muniyandi, who used to carry a huge basket full of human waste balanced on his head never spilling a single drop on the ground. The Lankens have a good reputation as professionals in that field both inside and outside toilets.

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                      Man you should be GONTHADIYEK… you cant work as toilett cleaner in Berlin. You seem to know nothing than toiletting.

                      What I meant was, last time, I flew colombo to Dubai then to Newyork. Even two months ago, I happened to wait longer there for my transit.
                      I travel to my home country at least 2 a year. But most of my trips would not allow me 10 days at maximum.
                      I believe with us getting older, we all realize the value of knoweldge. But the manner you exchagne on this platform is mostly so strange Mr Rodigo.
                      Just give a break. Yes my parents too shared me about colombo pit-toilets (baldi kakussi). Not just low caste tamils but also some sinhalese too had been there to collect those buckets.
                      Anyways, I dont insult anyone for his job. This is the mentality you own from that day on. That is why even today, lankens let their garbage to become MEETHOTAMULLA style dumps. Even if we have been colonised for few centuries, we the people have not learnt any good things from the west.
                      Just attacking west, but to apply their law and order should be really funny … why you guys have not done to change it AT LEAST ?
                      They are said to have european laws, but just restrict to the books…. sad enough, no need to continue here anymore. Good luck Mr.

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                  What are you? A worm to be afraid like that? Whether to allow comments or censor them is left to CT not to the commentators. Your IQ must be certainly below 70.

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                    Yes that reminds me. As Burampi says I am 75 and my IQ is 70. 10 years ago it was 85. So, what will it be when I am 80? 70, That makes me an imbecile, does it not?

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                  I said before, “… VP was tortured for two days, non stop day and night, until someone felt sorry, and gave him a mamoty blow killing him.”

                  My nephew in the army is very angry with me. He wrote to me: . “Uncle, why did you write that? VP was not tortured as you have said. You must be day dreaming and imagined all that. SL Army is as professional as any other Army in the world. We never torture people. We are mostly Buddhists and we have Metta even for our enemies”.

                  “Mr. Prabhakaran was our guest for 2 days. There were strict orders from MR, Gota and SF to treat him with great respect and give whatever he requests except freedom of course. So, we even gave him his favorite dish, chicken curry (Sri Lankan style) for every meal. Uncle, do you know that Dutu Gemunu and Elara were enemies but they respected each other? Yes, of course, as is the custom in the armed forces anywhere, he was interrogated. There was no need to torture him anyway. He sang like a bird. All details about the movement were given voluntarily. That is how we got KP and all the details about LTTE secret bank accounts”. .

                  So you see guys, may be what I said about torture was all wishful thinking on my part. I don’t like VP. He killed 1000’s of Lankans, including young Buddhist Samaneras, Muslims praying in mosques*, and not satisfied with that killed his own people. Statistics show that his LTTE killed more Tamils (including civilians) than any other organization.

                  *Under VP’s orders LTTE massacred 542 Muslims who were praying in the Kattankudy mosque. This is the worst single massacre of Muslims. Not even ISIS has come close to that.

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              We are all SL civilians. Is that fine you guys working and deliver service in SAE to get treated unequal ? There you would say, no… you would disagree with that. But when mionerities have been treated with all discrminations even today – there you buggers stay mum. What an education you should have gone through. Even at his 70ties not to see it right ?

              Rajapakshes have been against us all.

              Go back to the archives and check it out for your own info.

              You are no means right Edwin the dimwit of the nation.

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                Leelawathie Noney, you say Is that fine you guys working and deliver service in SAE to get treated unequal ? There you would say, no… you would disagree with that. .

                Oh My god! You are right Noney. How blind have I been? I work hard and get only something close to a 5 figure salary while some nationals working with me do almost nothing and get well in to 5 figure salaries. Yes, I see it all now. Aloko Udapadi! Thanks Noney.

                You know what. If you are being discriminated there in Germany just because you are political refugees, send me a ticket and a visa. I will come and do a Hartal in your favor. I don’t care whether you are Lanken or Lankan. No discrimination on my part hereafter as long as I get the visa and ticket.

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                  I am not from Germany. I am an EU citizen. As some but few lankens, I am blessed to travel around the globe today. Yes, you guys think so. But Angela got elected for the 4 th term. She let Syrian refugees come in. No matter any hooligans of Rajapakshes style stood on her way.

                  I am not into politics, but I love european style of politics than rotten politics being played by our people down there.

                  A man in his mid 70ties to attack anyone assuming he or she is a refugee –
                  just because the jealousy or stupidity restrict self seeing it beyond -should have pathological reasons really. Not even my grand pa would do so even if he is in his early 90ties now.. Dont you think so Edwin ? It is your karma you to be IMPRISONED in Abudabi. I love if people with degrees would have been called by those countries. Unfortumnately, lanken politicals issues have betrayed the folks sofar. Going back to my student days, once we had Jordanian mates – they intentionally laughed as saying that their domestic servants are from Kaluthara Srilanka. Most female workeers exported to ME countries are unskilled work forces. Why dont you do anything to improve having being able to study them closely Edwin ? Instead you may be abusing those women camped in some far areas in that part of the world.
                  Just by words only, lankens are used to say ” we are buddhists”:
                  If i would have enough, I would airlift all those poor folks obstructed in Arab camps. Basta

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                    Leela Noney, you say, “I am an EU citizen”. May I ask what a nice EU citizen doing commenting on dirty SL Politics? Leave it to Lankans and Lankens. We can do much better than the Europeans do. They started 2 world wars. In WW 1, there were over 18 million deaths and 23 million wounded, ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history. World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history in absolute terms of total casualties. Over 60 million people were killed. That is 3 % of the total population of the world and thrice the population of SL now And now they are trying to start WW 3.

                    You are insulting a great leader MR who ended a brutal war in his own country. But you live in Germany, which gave rise to Hitler, who killed 20 million Jews. That is in addition to being behind the death of all those others. And you say “I am not into politics, but I love european style of politics than rotten politics being played by our people down there”.

                    2- But Angela got elected …and let Syrian refugees come in. No matter any hooligans of Rajapakshes style stood on her way. I understand that a certain German Angel gets US$ 5,000 for every refugee. How much did you pay?

                    3- ”Once we had Jordanian mates – they intentionally laughed as saying that their domestic servants are from Kaluthara Srilanka”. I have also heard things that make me proud. A German working for Siemens told me that Sri Lanlan women are the best toilet cleaners in the world. Makes me proud.

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                Q1: What an education you should have gone through. Even at his 70 ties not to see it right ? The ‘should’ is where ‘must’ should be. Then there is also the use of the word Lanken. Based on all those clues, here is my conclusion. You, the many Burampis and Leelagemallie are the same. What a stupid disguise! It cannot fool even a child.

                But I will answer your stupidly framed question. Yes, I do not see it the way you do. And you are right again when you say that it is due to education. No education on your part and good education on my part.

                Anyway, don’t stress your strained brain by trying to get educated. Keep worrying about how much the public toilets in Berlin smell and leave Lanka to Lankans, if you know what is good for you. Muslims are right. Women should never be sent to school.

                Leelawathie Noney, the best you can hope for is not to become a Reelawathie or a Rilawathie in the future. Make some children and be happy with them.

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                  You dont need to talk much about your eduation. That proves from what you drop to this platform. I know you have a grudge against wathies. But they should also continue their lives right ? Names that have been given by their own ones cant be changed as the owners wish. So you the like men to fall that low levels to attack them is beyond all levels. Women should never be sent to school should be valid to muslim dominated worlds.
                  I think our women down there in SL have shown their strengths enough sofar. It is just nice that politicians of th eday pave them to allow lot more in the near future in the aspect of local politics.

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                    Leelawathie Noney, you say I know you have a grudge against wathies. But they should also continue their lives right ? Of course, as a Buddhist, I recognize the right for life not only for humans, but all living things including the Dengue Mosquitoes. Didn’t I suggest that we give a Pansakula for Prabha? Let us do it on his next death anniversary.

                    You say the names given by your own ones cannot be changed. I don’t agree. Of course, they can be changed. But why should you do it? Leelawathie is a nice name. if it is real keep it. If not drop it and use your real name.

                    The Tamil women fighters were known as Birds of Freedom and everyone had a Nom de Guerre – an Alias – to hide their real identity for security purposes. I am 100% sure yours is just a Nom de Guerre. I also know that your real name is Bama Sivanathan.

                    My advice to you is, get out of Germany and better still, out of Europe altogether. Germany considers the Tigers to be a menace because they support the ISIS terrorists. They give ISIS intelligence, advice, funds, shelter and technical knowhow on how to make bomb vests and so on. Soon all Tamils will be rounded up and put in jail or forcibly deported. I hope you will not be put in concentration camps and gassed. Don’t trust Merkel. She is the female version of Hitler. and don’t expect us to receive you in Lanka with open arms. You will be interrogated.

                    All of these names are under our radar. Either you stop writing these stupid things against the Lankans or suffer the consequences.

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                      No worth to waste my clinical hours.

                      Your problem is becoming clear. That is pathological.

                      Why should I be a tamil or any others. I was born to a family in Matara.

                      Man, try to see it serious. TOday if anyone would stand against THOSE EXTREMISTS sinhala factions, they are branded as ” tamil refugeees”: Is that fair ?
                      You should better be aware of all these since your stay in ME region is pronounced to be longer than entire times you spent back in Home country. Besides, you are not a young man.
                      I thought people with them getting older would see it right using their wisdom. Unfortunately, when looking at your comment contents tamils to be attacked for some reasons is no fair.
                      I got to know tamils at the time I was at Peradeniya.
                      Then again in EUrope. But for me, I love anyone no matter what their race and religion have been.
                      We love Dr Merkel along the manner she fought like IRON LADY against anti refugee politcies.
                      I think our peoeple are more hitler like than today s germans. I have good colleagues from many nationatlies. Most of them are not just basic degree holders. I would love to work with them than anyone back in my home country. Like for example we wanted to have some data on LANKEN KIDNEY DISEASES, so I myself wrote to a research guy who is believed to have carired out valuable experiements together their counterparts in LIKE mindede countries. but they sounded as if they dont want to respect other researchers.
                      That is typical to our people down their Rodrigo. You are no alone. You the guys woudl never learn it even if you would leave to IH tomorrow.

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                      Have you been to Germany at all to come up with the kind of hearsay stories ? YES YES; ONCE you added to have made tour to switzerland.. … ha haha…. Or it is your nature to stammer (gossipy women style) them leaving negative stuff on and on ? Who are you to advise me to choose my geographical locations ? Man just because you got the chance to do a job in ME, dont try to send the kind fo pomopous thoughts.

                      Even if UK would have easily been caught by terror attacks, Germany would not .. they always have proper systems to put in place. Be it in medical and other areas, Germans lead in Europe..

                      For your knowledge:Not Germany but canada and scandinavian conunties may support to any Terror organisations not thinking twice.. You guys cant know all these while spending prisoner style life being caught to ME.

                      I have no idea about Germany. I live back and forth in 3 countries over the past few years and keep travelling across the globe. What

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              For your information the story that VP was gunning down the Tamil civilian who were trying to escape was shot, was all a hoax for public consumption. Did not VP allow all Tamil civilians numbering around a three hundred thousand to wade across the Nandikadal lagoon to the Forces side? After setting free the Tamil civilians only that the LTTE numbering around a forty five thousand with VP tried to surrender but were massacred. Yes there is photographic evidence of the massacre, part of which was shown on Channel 4, taken by our own soldiers as war momentous sold to outsiders for money.

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                Mr Gamini, dont take them serious. This is nobody else Edwin.

                He almost destroyed that IH who left us a couple months ago. He does not know what his cesspit permits him.
                I really dont think that VP had been tortured that way. Karma punished him for all high crimes his nature committed to his and all folks. That is it.
                The very same woudl be the case with Rajapakshe. Wait and see.
                I dont want to comment on this again. But truth will never be buried that long. Hypocracy cant stay that firm to MR for his rest of life.

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    Prof Rajiva Wijeyasinghe,
    Well done! What would have happened if you and Dayan were not part of the Mahinda regime? Let assume Dayan stopped US & UK from helping LTTE. Yes Srilanka forces captuared LTTE held areas? What else happened once your brave forces captured LTTE held areas? Was this country better off? Why did you leave Mahinda then? Do you know what happened to those who surrendered with white flags? Do you know how many people were killed in the no-war zone? As a educated person, you should tell the truth? You have to answer those allegations made by UN? Was there any war crimes? Was there any human rights violations? It is very simple to win a war like using atomic bomb? It is very simple to win a war with indiscriminate use of cluster bombs and chemical weapons in a close door but that is not a victory?

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      Machang Ajit, from where did you learn to count the no. of war victims? And the crap “indiscriminate use of cluster bombs” blah blah blah?? From Channel 4? Al Jazeera? Or the phobia – anything I do to undermine the military effort to eradicate LTTE barbarism – that your suffering from? I guess its the mix of everything! :-p

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        max,
        I know truth will hurt you. You can use words like barbarism because you don’t the exact meaning of barbarism. Drilling of eyes, buring elderly using petrol, bombing of churches and schools with refugees, murdering a child, raping of innocent girls not only here but also internationally are some charcteristics of barbarism. Is it familiar to you? Definitely not from Rupavahini, god of lies).

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          Mr ajit
          How did you escape all this barbarism you describe? You are still living, Right??
          Your answer will help other Tamils want to escape barbarism because you said this barbarism is an ongoing thing, Right?

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        max

        Why do you want to remain a complete moron?

        You seem certain about many things, is it possible for you to give us the body count in 1971, between 1987 and 1990, and between 1983 and 2009………………..?

        Do you remember two important incidents that happened on 10 January 1974 and between 31 May 1981 – 2 Jun 1981?

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    Hey Max, Not so fast.

    Don’t forget that Our Rajiva joined the current Yahapalanaya mob but found that it is easier to get blood out of a stone than clean up the unholy mess that is our Higher Education System.
    Our Ranil told Our Rajiva not to come back until he finishes reading in full Rab Butler’s Art of the Possible. However, going back to his Peace Secretariat days, Rajiva is still working on his definitive volume of the ‘The Art of Lying’ and (hoping not to get caught).

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      Spring Koha

      Does Rajiva ever get to the point eventually?

      My next door neighbour’s 12 year old daughter articulates very well because that girl does not have anything to hide, no need to switch parties, expect no favours, ……………………….

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    Rajiva, Dayan, Sonja, Gota are trying to play a different ball game. All spin doctors will be exposed sooner than later

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    Dr. Rajiva, most of the commentators commenting here suffer from the BS syndrome. To the uninitiated, I have to mention that BS does not stand for Bull Shit but for Burampi Singho Syndrome, the habit of commenting on something without knowing what the hell one is commenting on. They have these reflex type responses, programmed by their controllers, to everything. It goes like this:

    If the author is Rajiv, attack it. Actually one cannot blame these guys. Going through an article like this written by someone who knows better English than 95% of the living Para Suddas, would be Mission Impossible for the those who comment here. It has 1654 words , 42 sentences and 20 paragraphs excluding the author’s name. (Those who do not trust me may count and see) making up an article that is more like a beautiful symphony.

    It is said that a monkey typing monkey on a key board at normal speed would produce the complete works of William Shakespeare in so many millions of years. Our motley crowd of commentators would probably take up to eternity if they try to reproduce an article like this.

    If you think I am wrong then take up the challenge. We will see. At least we will have some peace from those commentators whose English makes one wince.

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    Dear Author and all participants,
    A typical Sri Lankan forum always result in inputs ending up losing even the little dignity the Country is trying to restore. Sri Lankans are found satisfied or even enjoy twisting the truth willfully caring the least for their Country. It is more of finding fault and ridiculing each other than consolidating facts and improving each other and bringing dignity for the Country. Racism is the fundamental curse the Country is suffering from. What chance does the Country has to produce executives who can understand the requirements, stop injustice, corruption, and improve the standard of living which is most vital right now. Remember you need to work towards bringing good sense for your future generation as well.

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      I agree with you. I don’t know who wrote the title for this article. As you said fundamental issue is racism. Over the seven decades of violence, loss of human life and humanity, loss of resources and overall the loss of dignity none of us are not prepared learn the lessons from the impact of racism. The race now between racism versus non racism.

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    Revelations by this Boob, what the heck?

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    What is a boob? Please see the back cover of the book. Bad proofreading.

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    Rajiva Wijesinha has fallen for the hype “Dayan Jayatillaka is back”. So Rajiva tells his wife “I want to get into the gravy train”.
    Rajiva reviews the book “Mission Impossible-Geneva” by Sanja, wife of Dayan Jayatilleka was our former Permanent Representative, UN.
    Rajiva is waiting to review yet to written book “A treatise on Enlightenment” by Gnanasaro.

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      So said Kekillai Rajjuruwo.

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    Rajiv: you might as well call article “Sucking up to Dayan” . Rajiv, I am sure Dayan will reciprocate with a glorified tribute to your services to Rajapakse’s Sri Lanka and how you singlehandedly fought off the LTTE propaganda machine.

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    This article is about a book that has been published. but, every has taken to criticize RW or to praise him. Anyway, All Dayan and RW were pro-federal solution, pro-indian etc., at the end of the war. Probably, they trusted diplomats morethan the country’s needs. Becuse of that, most did not trust these two. Generally the govt goes with what people say. I think RW wants to appear in elections, probably. anywa, he he gives less prominence to the book that he was discussing.

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    what this book tacitly admits is the influence the Sri Lankan Tamils had in Geneva and in the IC and that without recourse to any diplomatic apparatus that a legitimate government would have at its disposal. The author of the book, Dayan and Rajiv have walked in to the trap of admitting the influence of the Tamils in Geneva and in IC. These idiots basically admit that the Sri Lankan Government have to strategist for over two years to defeat the Sri Lankan Tamil’s influence in Geneva. And they call it mission impossible.!!!! and they write a book about it ? what morans. I mean for god’s sake Rajiva and Dayan your guys so gullible idiots

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      Black Money and Western Politicians: Rajash, the most important thing that this book reveals is how large amounts of money can influence the policies of the Western Governments. Governments such as that of Sri Lanka are obviously handicapped in this aspect. They do not have the money to compete with the terrorist groups and even if they had they would not be able to account for such expenditure and consequently there would be a big ha-ho in their countries.

      On the other hand the Tiger terrorists had ship loads of money all earned through criminal activities such as extortion, drug, human and arms trafficking which they put to good use for a very bad purpose. There was no way an ordinary Tamil could ask for accounts. It was all in the hands of VP and KP.

      On the other side the politicians of Norway, England, France and the Clinton foundation and so on were too happy to get loads of this black money in addition to the political support of the refugees in their own constituencies. It was a nice game played by LTTE and Western politicians and Sri Lanka was the victim and it is being played even now. If not for our friends such as the Gulf countries, China, Russia and so on Sri Lanka would have been hung by its balls, as Burampi would like to put it.

      Now there are new ways the corrupt Western politicians can earn money. Why is Germany accepting so many thousands of refugees? For each refugee accepted, these gals and guys get a big cut. Exactly how much I do not know. Perhaps people like Burampi, Darunuwathie, Sam, Samuel and you Rajash can enlighten us about that.

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    I had to pour out my evening tea guys, after reading pathetic, pantham carrying, mouthpiece, oration. I know I won’t be able to explain it from start to end properly, but please watch this 11 seconds small clip then you will understand what I thought before I throw away my tea.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ksa-_jNtbk

    One Time Castro’s Cuban PhDs wrote an essay for Thero to submit in Jayewardenepura University. Then Thero sat in FM and started to write Punch Dialog to Hero Vas and Heroine Kshenuka to read in Idiyappa Party Brawls. All these time Thero have been writing for his Old Royal Master; Then for his wife and now he has to do that for even Rajiva? When can he, then, retire? Thero, looks like have surpassed his Guru Castro on popularity! When Thero become FM, it seems everybody wants to be his Permanent Secretary.

    Thero and Rajiva can fool all Modayas, but Old King had kicked on the butt of these two, because he does know how Thero messed up the UNHRC issue. Otherwise it was the Old King, who would have wrote the preface for Thero’s book and have discharged his obligation for the past Thero writing for him. (Rajiva had been kicked out even by New King.)
    Thero had to write essay these days even for Rajiva? Man, the world has changed and the mice are chasing the wild cats.
    Rajiva needs a writer now! Anybody want to keep eye on that and follow up it, because when Thero becomes FM, he will be abandoning this job?
    Jobless Comedians!

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    Rajiva Wijesinha’s ostensible “impeccable” English is no substitute for erudition, civility or refinement.

    When traumatized Tamil parents cried their heart out seeking info on their missing children – surrendees and abductees – who had “disappeared” at the hands of the murderous, lecherous military men, this moron with a sick mind mockingly suggested that they all might have gone in search of their lovers. So much for his Oxford education.

    “……(O)ur armed forces ………liberating vast numbers of those the LTTE held hostage…”
    Perhaps, in the Oxonian’s perception, confining the our people in concentration camps within barbed-wire fences to be preyed on by the rabid killers, rapists, abductors and other maniacs and psychopaths from the military outfit, was the equivalent of “liberating” them.

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      …this moron with a sick mind mockingly suggested that they all might have gone in search of their lovers. did he say that? That is not only not nice but it may well be true. There is a saying that if the mountain does not come to Mohammed then Mohammed has to go to the mountain. Similarly if the loved ones do not come to them then they have to go to the loved ones.

      And if I may explain why the love ones do not come to them perhaps it is the looks and the thala thel smell?

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    Sumane.
    Where the hell r u . I heard that you are admitted at the ICU ward at NF hospital

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    This is what Buramphisincho (Bunjappu) Seelawathie said on October 15, 2017 at 16:26 as a comment on the article America’s Insane Gun Culture: Second Amendment Must Be Repealed by Prof Kumar David.

    Those high men in Pradheshiiya saba or other councils should be hung by their balls to liberate the nation let alone today.

    Is that not one of the most painful forms of torture? Having proposed that collective form of torture on a certain section of legislators, Why is Buramphisincho (Bunjappu) Seelawathie getting so upset about VP being tortured?

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    Leelawathie Noney, you say ; “Not worth to waste my clinical hours”. Why Noney, why are you going to the clinic? Do you have any STD or HIV? I was expecting this to come when I found out what you are doing in Germany.

    A number of studies show that toilet workers are highly prone to sexual diseases. It is obvious why. These people are touching things that already infected people have come in to contact with like toilet seats. Toilet seats are a source of infection in women’s toilets especially and if Punchiburampilage Seelawathie is really a Seelawathie then it all clicks.

    The other reason is that these workers also have a lucrative sideline business of engaging in instant sex with toilet users for a few Euros. Please note that I am not suggesting you Noney is doing this kind of thing. But who knows what Punchi is up to.

    Then you say ”I was born to a family in Matara”. as if that is an inoculation against STD and HIV. I am sorry Noney, your story is becoming more and more implausible. No Sinhalaya born in Matara would be a Pavadenavathie like you.

    So stop it. Come clean and we will accept you as a Lanken. We have nothing against Lankens who are not ashamed of being Lankens. Our problem is the Lankens who pretend to be Lankans. Those, we like to hang by their balls if they have any. Even ‘Punchi’ omes.

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      Be cautious ! Days are counted until you would be banned by CT. … surely they will do so. You create problems to us…

      You sound to be vulgar. Who the hell you are to call me that way ? I would not come back to you again with my comments. Sorry, no worth at all.

      No life beyond toiletting.

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        You say, ”Be cautious ! “. Of course I will be cautious. Once your clinical history came out, I knew I have to be careful.

        Days are counted until you would be banned by CT. … surely they will do so. You create problems to us…

        Why should CT ban me? Because I create problems for you? Please read my response to Bunjappu (sorry you- it is the same person anyway) under the article by DJ.

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