7 July, 2020

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Listen To Vijayakala Before Shooting Her

By Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

“There’s no flesh or blood within this cloak to kill. There’s only an idea. Ideas are bulletproof.” Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

Exploiters

Our politicians have, essentially, been exploiters; trying at every turn to fish in troubled waters. The sole objective is to find some electoral dynamic to push themselves to power or to maintain themselves in power. This is why they have failed to navigate our nation toward progressive goals of economic advancement, fiscal managment, social healing and reconciliation of the broken arms of the diverse civilian population. The latest is the Vijayakala episode.

Out of Context

The Joint Opposition characteristically picked up a part of the State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran’s speech at Veerasingham Hall on July 2nd. This has been, apparently, taken off context. Oh my! And did they not create a mad row! As they have done so many times in the past? Not one single protesting Southern MP bothered to raise the question: What are the facts? The solitary cue from the Deputy Minister’s reference to the LTTE in seemingly benign terms was enough catch for them. 

For one thing, the moment was fine as the New York Times story of an alleged Mahinda Rajapaksa’s mega scandal had just been out and was becoming the talk of the town. A diversion of public attention was necessary. Hence, we saw the Opposition MPs dancing in Diyawanna Oya. Member of Parliament, Prasanna Ranatunge, who is himself exposed to serious criminal charges relating to extortion, reportedly flew his massive body around and tried to snatch the “senkolaya,” which is the very symbol of Parliamentary dignity. Parliamentary dignity isn’t important for the Opposition; the power game is the driver of opposition muscular power.

Grasp the Facts

Therefore, at least in the writing forums let us have a decent breathing space and try and intelligently grasp the facts before us.

I have with me an English translation of the speech given by Vijayakala. Thanks to LankaEnews that carries that. I presume that is a correct transcription and I proceed herefrom on that assumption.

First, Deputy Minister Vijayakala tries to explain the serious existential hardships that the Tamil people go through in the North after the war and the downing of Prabhakaran. Tamil girls are being raped. “A six year-old girl was raped and killed….Our girls who are receiving no support from anyone have only one choice – commit suicide….There are 30,000 widows in the north and 12000 LTTE cadres in the rehabilitation camps. What is the government doing for them ?”

“Our people are selling goods at Polas and doing cement mixing .That is why they are forced to stage fasts. The previous government too did the same thing. Jobs shall be provided to our children. The war was confined to the North and east only. Hence a separate special development program shall be evolved for these two provinces. What has happened now is, special development programs are being implemented for other provinces, but not for the north and east.”

“Our patience is reaching the limit,” cried the Deputy Minister. 

Vijyakala was obviously speaking in anguish over the social injustice that the people in the Northern war-torn regions face. The absence of the protection of law-enforcing agencies in respect of  girls and women going on the road and the breakdwon of law and order was immediate in her mind. The neglect of devleopment in the North took ancilliary place in her speech. It is in the context of the protection and safety of the civilian population  that she figuratively sighed for the return of the LTTE. “If our children and women are to come home safely, an LTTE administration is again necessary,” are her precise words.

What would you make of that? We state in ordinary conversation that even the devil is necessary sometimes. One thing that observers all through the LTTE regime had commented on was the tight discipline that Prabhakaran had over the civil order. The average civlian in the North was under an umbrella of LTTE protection and LTTE-managed justice system that was perceived as being fair. That justice system was indeed superior to the one we had during the ten -year- long Rajapakse regime where decisions were taken by the King in Temple trees; Chief Justices removed illegally and unceremoniously; and policemen operated from MP’s offices. 

Vijayakala also mentioned about the developing drug scourge: “Today the drug scourge is on the rise in Jaffna. After  the war was over the political leaders are transporting drugs to Jaffna. That is why drug addiction has shot up in Jaffna.”

From this specific perspective of law and order and the basic protection of civilians alone was there anything wrong about the plea of this lady? The spoken human language has many shades and levels of meaning. I would rather think that Deputy Minister Vjiyakala had spoken rhetorically and that what she said cannot be interpreted literally. At least, she has the judicial right of  the benefit of the doubt.

Besides, Vijayakala has called for a pure UNP government next time. What does this mean? Nothing less than the fact that she has identified herself with the mainstraem political forces of the island. She isn’t segregational as an LTTE sympathizer should be.

Deflection

The Joint Opposition has obviously taken up this issue in order to deflect public attention from the serious charges raised by the New York Times. The JO are bound to try and take this further and try to put the government in a soup. On the other hand, it is our responsibiliy as ordinary civilains to let our heads govern us and not our misdirected emotions. Sri Lankans have had enough of being led by irrational emotional factors.

We have heard of the common wisdom: “Don’t shoot the messenger. Listen to the message.” There is a serious problem of governance in the North and there isn’t an iota of doubt about that. The people in the North are our brothers  sisters;they are an essential part of the body politic. The government must do something urgently to sort things out. The charge of discrimination in development programs is also serious.

Conclusion

We are obviously all happy and content that the LTTE is no more and Prabhakaran dead. The hidden fact that is hitting our eyes is that the causes of that uprising have not been given needed focus and attention. Southerners live in a self-deluded world that there would never be a repeat of that horrendous and brutal era that set back the clock for both the South and the North. Our military is safely ensconced in the North in large numbers. The gun will not silence a population that groans under a perceived and felt deep-seated social injustice. We must look at Vijayakala’s cry with the seriousness that deserves. “There’s no flesh or blood within this cloak to kill. There’s only an idea. Ideas are bulletproof.” ― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

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    Shyamon,

    Thanks, the truth well articulated for the humbugs who try to mislead the masses for their own political ends. These MR lackeys are a shameless bloody lot, politically bankrupt to the core. I believe come 2020 RW will romp home with a wider support of all for RW to usher a cleaner UNP and a system of governance that will pull us out from this mire for good.

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      The Sinhala Racists are misinterpreting what Vijayakala said totally out of context and making a mountain out of a molehill. Unlike during the time of LTTE Prabakaran, today the Northern Province is infested with thieves, rapists, drug addicts and murderers. What Vijayakala meant was, the high rate of crimes, including sexual crimes against women and children and cruel murders of the innocent civilians in the North would not have happened if the LTTE was in control because they never tolerated such crimes/criminals. Other than that, she has no intention of creating of bringing the LTTE back. The opportunist Sinhala politicians are taking full advantage of this misinterpretation to bring the government down.

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        James, the Sinhala Racists are just doing what the Tamil Racists did about the Anunayaka’s Hitler comment. Congratulations on being first.

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          Paul, Anunayaka gave the advice to a monster in waiting who has the set up ready for a NAZI rule. With Vijayakala its only a reference and there seem no team waiting (with full equipments) to launch an LTTE. Gnananasara issued ultimatums and did carry out TERROR with backing of the state and its apparatus and he is totally free to do it again and again as many times the GOVIGAMA RULING ELITES want him to do it. Did the Government or the JO do anything about it….? At least to calling the SINHALA JUDICIARY to ban these organizations???? They even conducted a convention with their counterparts in MYANMAR TO DISCUSS for the annihilation projects of the Muslims of ASIA (under the PIVOT OF ASIA PROGRAM)…. Still no one BANNED these groups for Terrorism. Sirisena and the Japanese govt., was so kind even to give GNANASARA a trip to TOKYO with a Residence Visa. Racist Politics.

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          Paul

          You would not talk about what the Sinhala/Buddhist racist did since the advent of public racist Anagarica Homeless Dharmapala. The fascist loving Aryan lion roared and left a trail of destruction unimaginable. Even the Born racist Anagarika wanted the Vellala Turbaned Tamil Pon Rama to save the Sinhalese Sinhala race and it appears he did saved the lot. Tell us where did racism/fascism come from?

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        James,

        Any free society is infested with thieves, rapists, drug addicts and murderers. Only in theocratic dictatorships that you will find no thieves, no rapists, no drug addicts and no murderers. Do you want to be ruled under someone like Hitler?

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          Dear friend
          Then what about Singapore? Is it ruled by Hitler ? Dont try to misintetprit .during LTTE time yhey had a court which was so fast active .they have established a university , social service facilities for the destitutes even .

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      Shyamon,

      You have taken an impassive no-nonsense look at the facts ……… rare in the forum/country and long overdue

      “Southerners live in a self-deluded world that there would never be a repeat of that horrendous and brutal era that set back the clock for both the South and the North.”

      The long war now is a distant memory ………….. I don’t think there will ever be another Prabakaran again ……….. but if that gent Ganasara and his band of useless lie-abouts ever get stupid enough (which is a distinct possibility given the level of IQ) to attack the Tamils à la the 80’s ……. India with all the justification will walk-in and partition the country.

      Then the true patriots will be separated from the clowns ……….. as sure as the men from the boys……………

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      Shyamon Jayasinghe

      You have wisely/bravely looked into the issue, however she is also streetwise politician and knows the pulse of the voters.

      As you mentioned she seems to care about female children while an allegation has been hovering over head for three years for instructing the police to release Mahalingam Shashi Kumar alias Swiss Kumar the main suspect in the Vidya Sivaloganathan gang rape and murder.

      Now Northern Sri Lanka seems polarized in terms of established voter loyalty, and divided among 2 X TNA, Congress, EPDP, UNP, ……………….. possibility of Federal Party breaking up into as many party as the number of voters in that part of the country. Vijayakala electorally placing herself where she could have the cake and eat it too, challenging perhaps C V Wigneshwaran’s political position.

      Perhaps she is frustrated with will not of the functionaries, establishment, and her political bosses and needed to bend the government without breaking it, shaken not stirred.

      There could be other reasons.

      Once she took some thugs from South and physically taught a lesson to a politician the former TNA MP would not forget.

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      gamini

      Wimal Weerawansa the potential Guy Fawkes of this island “in the presence of the former President Rajapaksa no less on stage and brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the audience with a whole host of Buddhist monks in attendance, he devilishly declared that Parliament must be bombed from above and swiped out of existence if it dared to pass a new constitution as proposed by the present government. -sundaytimes.lk/171029/ “

      Why wasn’t Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa taken to task?

      Is it lesser treason than wishing a government by little Pol Pot to deliver safety and security for children?

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        Not amazingly, Nimal Fernando and Native vedda express totally agreeing comments eveytime they type. A perfect match for the UNP gang who is in power now. Ranil, Mangal, Malik, Akila, Sagala, take note!!!

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          Karapthu

          Whats your point/problem if you have one or both?

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          Hey Native,

          Someone is stalking you! ……… he’s even taken your name

          He might have fallen in love with you ………. be careful! :))

          What the heck ……… they say if you swing both ways your chances for a date are doubled.

          Put the poor sod out of his misery :)))

          After the fact ……….he’ll be walking like a duck looking for place to lay eggs! :))))))

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      Gamini you have been forecasting a clean UNP government for years. What have the UNP been doing these last seventy years? They are as corrupt as their opponents.

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      Gamini
      In the intervening period between the Monk’s Hitler and Vijayakala’ Tiger SJ held a diametrically opposite view. He never said
      “The spoken human language has many shades and levels of meaning. I would rather think that Upali Thero had spoken rhetorically and that what he said cannot be interpreted literally. At least, he has the judicial right of  the benefit of the doubt.”
      A kabaragoya can be considered a talagoya if you desire to eat it.
      Soma

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        somass

        What is the difference between Talagoya and kabaragoya?

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      Vijayakala Maheswaran is an inspiration to those of us who want to see that Tamils are not trampled over. Why she had to resign is not difficult to understand. Her political future is now set in stone. She’d re-emerge soon with more clout.
      (This comment is a copy of the one under the article Vijayakala Resigns)

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      Shayamon who made a mountain out of a mole hill out of ven. Upali’s statement trying to white wash LTTE sympathizers. Typical UNP stalwart. We have heard enough of your crap.

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    Simply wrong. She should not voice for LTTE. She may insists on more Security of some kind but, not LTTE.

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      She was not voicing for anyone but stating the truth regarding law and order and the security situation in Tamil areas during the LTTE period. If you do not like the truth , that is your problem not ours. The current situation in the north and to a large extent in the east is due to the occupying Sinhalese armed forces and police and southern politicians , who are behind all the law and order rapes and drug problems. Deliberately done to reduce the once prosperous self sufficient Sri Lankan Tamil population to the level of the Indian origin estate Tamils , fighting for their subsistence. This is the reason their lands homes farms were deliberately confiscated and Sinhalese racists and out of area Muslim opportunists are being settled. Tamils are also being deliberately barred from any meaningful employment. Sinhalese workers and fishermen from the south in their thousands to do all the work and also to deliberately change the demography. They have succeeded in the east and now want to do this in the north. Especially in the region where the North and East meet to deliberately break up the continuity of the Tamil north with the east. Rabid Buddhist monks supported by the armed forces and Sinhalese government officials in the area are supporting this move. Even the one who was kicked out by the Kandy Ayatollahs due to his caste. This occupying Sinhalese armed , forces and police should be kicked out first . They have no reason to be there. They can return to the Sinhalese south and steal lands and ,homes. Rape,sell drugs and erect Viharas and keep a Budda statue under every Bo tree like they do in the north. This should be welcomed by the Sinhalese, as they support all these activities by their rapist looting Ranaveeru in the Tamil areas. What is good for the Tamils is also good for them too.

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      Rizvi,
      If that is wrong, all those voice for Mahinda Family to come back also should not be in the parliament. Mahinda Family did more damage to Srilanka than LTTE. How long you are going to insist of security? The fact is that it is the security forces that are responsible more majority of the crimes in the North East.

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      Rizvi,

      So, what’s your take on – ahem – Al Qaeda and ISIS?

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    Well said. True she did not ask for anything other than a Pure UNP government. Declaring that her support was sought by MR during Jan 2015 election with a promise of Cabinet Ministership, being made public would have added to the humiliation and angst. This was declined. This may have hurt them too to retaliate.

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    Brilliant Shaymon.

    Our Punnakku eating JO bastards led by Medamulana Thug MR and his cabal are trying to deflect public attention from the serious charges raised by the New York Times.

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    Thanks, Shyamon. You have taken a very sensible approach, instead of the usual vitriol one sees in the media. Politicians in the South simply cannot resist fishing in troubled waters.

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    This comment was removed by edwin rodrigo because it abides by CT Comment policy. For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

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    Well said. Vijayakala expressed the sentiments of the Tamils. They are 100% with her. LTTE is no more but the people who backed them are live and kicking. We won the battle but lost the war. Its a Pyrrhic victory.The word Pyrrhic is derived from king Pyrrhus king of Epirus who defeated Romans at an enormous cost in terms of lives lost and to the economy that he went on to say that ”one more victory we are lost”. We in the south are still rejoicing without addressing the issues that lead to the war.

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    Shyamon,
    You have clearly identified the motive of JO lead by our former Brutal dictator who robbed this nation for his family.

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    What a double standards….

    when a leading clergy man not less than the vice captain of Asgiriya chapter calls for a Hitler (who killed tens of millions) there is no such request for resigning or even a statement from the chapter the monk belongs condemn.

    when a minority representative calls for a Prabhakaran (who killed thousands) as a layman is requested., there is so much noise and ask for resignation etc.,

    Not a fair playing field.

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    Thanks Shyamon,
    Her speech is a cry of desperation, a cry from someone with their back on the wall.
    The problem is that our guys panic at the meer mention of LTTE even now. We break into cold sweat and fret.
    LTTE LTTE LTTE Prabhakaran Prabhakaran Prabhakaran! Hahaha got ya, stop jittering.
    We defeated the LTTE and Prabhakaran, no need to shiver at the very mention of that. We can do it again, no need to be hysterical.
    We should not miss the point as Shyamon says, let’s look at the bigger picture in what this woman is saying, understand their problems and give them a helping hand. That is our Buddhist way, we should not trample upon the down trodden and desperate crying out for help.
    That would be the best solution to a complex problem that has existed for so long.
    Remember what the Buddha taught us; hatred does not cease by hatred, hatred ceases with love.
    Lasith

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      lasith

      “Her speech is a cry of desperation, a cry from someone with their back on the wall.”

      like her cry of desperation when she untied swiss kumar and let him escape to colombo.That girls was gang raped the whole day and night and swiss kumar was going to make millions of dollars abroad on a real live gang rape with the breasts being cut off too for the sado masochistic as well as pornographic western audience.

      I was laughing my head off listening to this womans crocodile tears for that 6 year old girl.Provincial council elections are coming and she is using that child for politics.The rape and killing is just like any you would find anywhere and the police can only arrest the perpetrators,they can’t prevent arseoles from being idiots.

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    Mr Shyamon Jayasinghe, I always read your article appear especially in Colombo Telegraph. This one was too well written and agree with you as I have listened to the speech published in Virakesary.lk

    Can I raise a point of order When one is speaking in a mobile phone with speaker “ON” it is a basic curtsy of the person on line to inform the other party that he/she is doing so and these people are listening.

    Mr Rajan Ramanayake MP was having a press meeting having a call connected to Ms Wijekala. with speaker ON. Was Ms Wijekala aware that telephone speaker was ON and some others were listening,. IF it is not so Mr Ramanayake needs to apologize to Ms Wijekala and public who were listening, It is also a shame as none of the reporters brought this to the notice of Mr Ranjan Ramanayake. Colombo Telegraph over to you.

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      Furthermore Ranjan spoke to her mainly in Sinhala which language she was not 100% fluent. listening to the telephone conversation I too felt what he did was not ethical. He should have first advice the person at the other end of the line that he is on speaker phone.

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    In spite of the controversy that Vijayakala brings out in her speech wittingly or unwittingly , there are serious implications demanding prompt attention of the rulers and intellectuals of this land. Some them ,as she categorically says in her speech ,are the acute unemployment problem , the plight of the widows , absence of justice and fair play, and failure of the rulers in addressing the grievances of the people in the north. All these issues are applicable to the whole country. It is sad to notice that no diologue is taking place over such vital issues that she voices out . (not even JVP)

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      S.A.Kularathne

      ” (not even JVP)”

      I am not sure whether the JVP is aware of the situation in North & East, or does it want to? They are for symmetrical solutions to asymmetrical problems and issues.

      Is there anyone who is brave enough to approach JVP’s politburo and make them realize that there is huge gab between their doctrinal delusion and reality.

      Now they have to make a brave decision, Gota for president or commit mass suicide.

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      Why does the Prime Minister not reply? Is she right that there is a breakdown of law and order in the North? Why not review the situation say quarterly with the northern Provincial council? Shouldn’t the Prime Minister explain how he is handling the situation? Except for unemployment which is an all-island problem the others mentioned seem to be peculiar to the North and should be looked into and a reply given to her giving the government’s stand

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    “If our children and women are to come home safely, an LTTE administration is again necessary,” are her precise words.”

    that means she wants a dictatorship.Then what is she doing as a democratically elected parliamentarian.You have to either support democracy or a dictatorship.You can’t do both.

    she is like fonseka(white flag)and wiggie(hero prabha)shooting herself in the foot.

    Lord Bhuddha has said that when you open your mouth think carefully about the words you speak.

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      You didn’t read the article properly. Shyamon has put everything in the correct context. Did you miss this? “Besides, Vijayakala has called for a pure UNP government next time.”

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        goviya

        what she says about the UNP,does not take away from the fact that she is a admirer of dictatorship by pining for the return of their autocratic rule.My contention is simple,you can’t be a parliamentarian and want dictatorship to come back to the north and east while wanting pure UNP democracy in the rest of the country.

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    The lady was speaking figuratively when she wished for return of LTTE civilian law and order. Our modayas in parliament and elsewhere wouldn’t know figurative speech from kuna harapa. So up go the sarongs to display undershorts coupled with obscene calls for mothers to be violated. Cry the beloved country!

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    Posters are bending over backwards to explain away the Minister’s comment about the LTTE, but they exploited the Anunayaka’s mention of Hitler to full effect. Why?

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      Paul

      Please read my comments above.

      Why wasn’t Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa taken to task for saying “Parliament must be bombed from above and swiped out of existence”?

      The usual double standards perhaps.

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        Native, because everybody knows that Weerawansa is a clown with a peanut for a brain. Bombing parliament from above and wiping it out is typical of his moronic comments. The LTTE on the other hand were/are real, they are not figments of someones fevered imagination..

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          Paul

          “because everybody knows that Weerawansa is a clown with a peanut for a brain. “

          I am sorry Dayan Jayatilleka believes the younger star Wimal Weerawansa, a pure Jacobin orator. – (The Rising: Nugegoda Feb 18th – Colombo Telegraph FEBRUARY 19, 2015). Dayan also sincerely believes “Wimal was probably right when he said to rapturous applause “Mahinda is not a name, Mahinda is a country!”

          How can you say Weerawansa is a clown with peanut brain when Dayan believes he is a young Jacobin orator.

          Come on, when Wimal tells the security forces to carpet bomb Vanni and flatten the parliament he is caricatured as a clown while Vijayakala Maheswaran who is not a LTTE candidate is taken to task.

          Why don’t you dismiss her as a female UNP clown? Give it a try you might one day see the funny side of the female clown and your bigotry.

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            One day Native you too might see the extent of your hypocrisy in shedding tears for someone who went out of her way to defend the accused in the gang rape and murder of Vithiya in 2015.

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              Paul

              You need to see your optician sooner than later.
              I am not your average Tamil, Sinhalese or Muslim.
              Here is an excerpt of what I wrote yesterday soon after this story was published.

              Native Vedda / July 5, 2018
              Shyamon Jayasinghe

              You have wisely/bravely looked into the issue, however she is also streetwise politician and knows the pulse of the voters.

              As you mentioned she seems to care about female children while an allegation has been hovering over head for three years for instructing the police to release Mahalingam Shashi Kumar alias Swiss Kumar the main suspect in the Vidya Sivaloganathan gang rape and murder.

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    Is he talking with clothes on? LankaEnews seems to be his guiding light. Therefore we should not be surprised. The length Shyamon goes to justify the indefensible utterances and the audacity is amazing. Yet he didn’t have the same reasoning capacity to think the context of Hitler comment. He wanted to cynically exploit the Hitler comment fully in order to attack his political enemy but now shedding crocodile tears re the Northern population. Both Vijeyakala and Shyamon are lying when they exalt LTTE justice system and rule in the North & East. Is forced conscription of children to be used as cannon fodder called justice? To the decent human world it is a war crime!! Is summary execution of Tamils who opposed LTTE by labeling them as traitors justice? May be that’s what Shyamon is yearning to be implemented in the South too. Law & order has broken down everywhere in the country, not only in the North. Practically every day we hear killings by under world gangs some using very sophisticated weapons only given to VVIP protection!! We also hear VVIPs rushing to condemn killing of same gang members who used Ushi machine guns to kill policemen. It raises the question of possible links between those under world gangs who use sophisticated weapons and the VVIPs who rush to defend their right of life. The break down of the Southern society is the context of the Hitler comment. Then this fellow wants to exploit the NYT story. On all accounts it clearly shows that the story has been planted in NYT by the govt itself, perhaps the same VVIP through FCID as confirmed by Ranjan Ramanayake because NYT clearly states that the specifics have been obtained from govt sources. One might want to sympathise with Shyamon’s obvious deterioration of mental faculties therefore the thinking capacity due to ageing…..but he needs to realise that the masses cannot be hoodwinked any more with this type of garbage.

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      Helass

      “LankaEnews seems to be his guiding light.”

      Could you give us a professional translation of her speech either in Sinhala or English. Armed with your perfect translation we could challenge Shyamon Jayasinghe, Lankaenews, other skeptics, you, your fellow bigots, …………………

      Please, please please.

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    Advice for Anunayakas and State Ministers – You are the master of the unspoken word. The spoken word is master of you.

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      This man Paul seems to be smoking some good stuff.

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    Sir I just typed this comment else where. I am not a fan of any leader in Lankawe. But I just heard Vijaya Kala resigned her post on her own conscience and released a statement. Now we have a parliament full of convicts of murder, corruption, nepotism, white van……etc….etc. Can the citizenry expect the same morality and ethic from them.( SLFP , UNP , SLPP , JO…..etc…..etc). Can some of the readers and scribes spend their energy and focus in making them accountable. Is that too much to ask or expect ????. Mind you this is a lady who suffered from a personal loss where her husband was murdered for political reasons.Regardless of what she said I salute her for her decision.

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      She has resigned temporarily until her position is decided. Dont worry she will be back. No ‘morality’ there. She is a Sri Lankan politician.

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    I am not aware of the full contents of Vijayakala’s statement but judging from various comments & opinions on the subject, I believe that she was only doing her job as Minister & MP by bringing to the notice of the Government of the plight of her constituents. As for the LTTE content, I think it is something the Government should take note seriously to prevent another possible uprising if the situation continues or escalates. If she thinks that a UNP Govt with Ranil at the helm as the solution, I am in agreement, because, so far, Sirisena, in his bungling & indecisive manner, has always played the racial & religious rhetoric tune to please the gullible masses & as for a Rajapakse comeback with Gota playing the lead, that would be the end of SL but then, people are short sighted.

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      Raj

      As a minister if she cannot get things done how can the ordinary man and women get mundane things done?

      The people have to think seriously about the nature of state and functionaries who don’t respect the will of the people.

      In about 35 years time we will have the same kind of typing and rebuttal that we are having now, after spending 30 more years in a war that wouldn’t have solved the real problems.

      There is no discussion, no two way exchange of ideas, almost like masturbation, certainly several monologues, ……………..

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      Who is the govt trying to fool? Why anything to do with LTTE is banned: even remembering the dead.
      Govt very well knows if people are given a choice they will chose LTTE over these thieves, murders and rapists.
      Now the north is practically a barracks city full of military and police and the crime and drug menace has gone up a 1000 fold. This cannot happen unless they are a party to it.
      I for one have no problem in what she said. Any fool will understand that a woman who lost her husband violently will not want an armed military unit but was referring to the absence of crime.

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    Fair, balanced and beautifully expressed

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    The fact is When LTTE was in command there were no rapes, Murders,robbery,drugs and the people including women were able to walk on the roads alone in the dead of the night without fear. If this was said to catch voters as claimed by some, then it would mean the Tamils still want the LTTE and they support the LTTE supporters. Instead of harping on statements why can’t the government solve the Tamil problem without fear, Is it because they cant get the Sinhala votes.

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    Her statement shows the need for the Sinhalese leaders to resolve this issue. What exactly do the Tamil people and their leaders want? Let them state clearly their demands so that the Sinhala elite can understand them. Do they want to manage the North and East with greater self governing powers? Why don’t our Sinhalese leaders get them to state their demands in writing. RMB Senanayake

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    The LTTE law and order was FOR the suicide bombing. The brief utopia was the time of preparation FOR suicide bombing. Bring back the LTTE to secure rights of women, and soon they will be all donning suits FOR suicide-bombing. The Eelamic woman knows that very well.

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    james
    here is what she said”“If our children and women are to come home safely, an LTTE administration is again necessary,” are her precise words.”

    here is what you say she was meaning.

    “What Vijayakala meant was, the high rate of crimes, including sexual crimes against women and children and cruel murders of the innocent civilians in the North would not have happened if the LTTE was in control because they never tolerated such crimes/criminals”

    can you see the difference.She says an LTTE administration is necessary.She could have just said that during the LTTE administration there was proper law and order.

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    Oi Shyamon, don’t try to whitewash a terrorist

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    A disgusting article

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    Shyamon I can see tiger tail under your sarong

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      Bineka:
      What were you doing under his sarong? Did you enjoy it as much as he did?

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        Burt

        Bineka Venurapolonnowita must have heard something clanking and mistook it for tiger tail, something wrong with her eyes and ears.

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          NV:
          Most probably she forgot the flashlight. Crawling on all fours and trying to take inventory of your surrounding is not that easy.

          Shyamon at his age should be a happy man.

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    After reading this article I can say Shyamon Jayasinghe is neither a patriot nor best journalist on this forum

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      SC:
      In other words you did not understand a damn thing. Don’t take it personal it not on you but the state of the current educational system.

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    No one was bothered to research the context of the Asgiriya Nayaka Thero’s “Hitler” statement. But, people have gathered here to investigate whether Vijayakala was in the context or out. How hypocrite some people can be?

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      Shenal:
      Lets for argument sake say she made an error in judgment. She has accepted it and stepped down. Now is the skin-head going to accept his mistake and step down?

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    “Our military is safely ensconced in the North in large numbers.”

    Mr. Shymon. Don’t you know that TNA is hell bent to throw SL Armed Forces out of the Northern and Eastern provinces? Isn’t it ironic to advocate the removal of Sri Lankan Armed forces from N-E and in the same time reassuring the Sinhalese that Armed Forces are very well ensconced?

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      Shenali time has come to save Tamils from clutches of Sinhala racists and terrorists. Sri Lanka armed forces in north and east are a law unto themselves and are directly responsible for all illegal activity such as smuggling, drug peddling, and murder. Only when there is Tamil army and police, that Tamils can live with dignity and safety.

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        Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,

        Your statements have no value or credibility. You are a true reflection of how racist Tamil society is. Sinhalese soldiers shed their blood to safeguard the well being of yourselves as well. Give them their due respect. Or else please leave this island for good.

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          Shenali

          “Your statements have no value or credibility.”

          Once in while you should make an effort to move your bum and come out your bunker, visiting the island from North to South and from East to West speaking to people who know whats happening in their natural habitat. Speak to the policemen and see for yourself what is happening in various places.

          You are hurting your brain by sitting on it for prolonged period.

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          Shenali the inborn racist. I respect a dead person to what ever race he belongs to and how he died. This applies not only to Sinhala soldiers, but also to LTTE cadres. For your information, Sinhalese soldiers did not shed blood to safeguard Tamils, but to entrench Sinhala racist rule on Tamils. What they are doing now amply proves their intention. If they really wanted to do good to Tamils, when they defeated LTTE, they should have handed the lands back to Tamil rule and left. I will never give respect to Sinhala soldiers who are occupying my homeland and are suppressing the legitimate rights of Tamils to rule themselves. For your information I left Sri Lanka for good in 1990 after living for 44 years in Colombo. At least since then I was able to live in dignity and safety without being harassed.

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          Shenal:
          Soldiers are respected, we saw through the send off of the officer transferred. The problem is with the rapists, murderers, drug paddlers and thieves in uniform.

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