5 April, 2020

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London: Hundreds Of Tamils Protest Against Srisena

After Saturday’s unsuccessful protest at Heathrow airport against President Maithripala Sirisena, today a few hundred protesters gathered in front of Westminster Abbey, London.

London Tamil protest 09 MarchTamil protesters shouted “War Criminal Sirisena”. The Tamil Coordinating Committee and the British Tamil Forum jointly organised the protest.

Angry Tamil diaspora activists also condemned TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran for his video call to halt the protest.

Sumanthiran said; “Tamil community’s vote up and down the country, particularly in the North, East had primary contribution in bringing Maithripala Sirisena to power as the new President. The same Tamil people also welcomed the President in his recent visit to the North and East. Not a single demonstration/protest was held against him when he came to these areas.

“Respecting that vote and our people’s wish from the ground, I humbly request the organisers particularly the BTF who work with TNA to call off the protest.

“Its only 2 months that’s passed since the new President came to power and although several of the commitments haven’t yet been fulfilled, there are positive signs of these commitments being delivered. We shouldn’t be a reason for non-delivery as enemies of the new President may use these kinds of acts to curtail his ability to deliver.

“He has already removed the military governors from North and East. He recommitted himself that land will be redistributed, people will be resettled in their own lands and that prisoners will be released or charged when he visited the North and East a few days ago.

“We should enable him to deliver on these rather than help the opposition block his ability to deliver. Therefore I ask kindly and humbly that not even for TNA’s sake, but respecting our own peoples vote, please call off the demonstration.”

 

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    Well done Mr Sumanthiran. Congrats from a member of Sinhala community. Well they will protest blindly. Never mind we will have to try to mend the broken bridge considering practice realities and difficulties. There may be enough members in this group who have gone through horrible events and who have lost their dearest kith and kin due to the brutal war. Those wounds cannot be healed over night. It will take time. You effigys will be burnt in future as well but never stop as we have to understand their pain .The moderate path you found to solve this issue is very commendable and one day history will place you at the well deserved place. All the best to your courage and determination.

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      Maybe they are protesting because their brother, sisters or family members are still in the sri lankan state jail as a political prisoners. Bear in mind some in the jail for over 15 years for just being a Tamils. They have no choice but to show their frustration to the new president. Its easy for TNA mp and others to say things to media

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        Previous Government was fully justified putting the BTF on the Terrorist watch list. LTTE Flag waving terrorist Supporters.. The BTF as many have said is just a Front Group for the LTTE. Previously they under different names collected money for weapons to KILL, today these so called Human rights activitist with BLOOD ON THEIR hand’s cannot hide their LTTE side.. But what is most worring is Colombo telegraph role in these protest. Speaking to prominent British Tamil Group leaders certain name came up to do with these protest. These names are Associated with CMB telegraph worker. WHy whould they trauy and even coordinate such BOGUS protest???

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          kamal

          Thanks for Commenting.

          “WHy whould they trauy and even coordinate such BOGUS protest???”

          Marketing Exposure and get more readership?

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      Maybe they are protesting because their brother, sisters or family members are still in the sri lankan state jail as a political prisoners. Bear in mind some in the jail for over 15 years for just being a Tamils. They have no choice but to show their frustration to the new president. Its easy for TNA mp and others to say things to media as they are not at the receiving end. we have been told a lot work has been taking place behind scene but till to day no one in the government able to elaborate what exactly it is. Is it another way of being time?

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      Maybe they are protesting because their brother, sisters or family members are still in the sri lankan state jail as a political prisoners. Bear in mind some in the jail for over 15 years for just being a Tamils. They have no choice but to show their frustration to the new president. Its easy for TNA mp and others to say things to media as they are not at the receiving end. we have been told a lot work has been taking place behind scene but till to day no one in the government able to elaborate what exactly it is.

      • 23
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        no your wrong,majority of these protesters are with a hidden agenda (asylum seekers,or fellows who were born there like there)

        These idiots have no respect for the wellbeing of the Sri lankan tamils

        Tamils in Sri Lanka should tell these rascals to get lost

        No one in the North and East are against Sirisena our President (apart from Douglas and his chaps)

        Well dont MP Sumanthiran,we Sri Lankans are proud of you

        BTW,WHERE WERE THESE TAMIL PROTESTERS WHEN LTTE WAS SENDING CHILDREN TO DIE AS SUICIDE CADRES ARE FORCIBLY RECRUITING THEM OR WHEN THEY BUTCHERED PLOTE AND TELO MEMBERS LIKE DOGS IN THE 1980’S

        OR WHERE WERE THESE PROTESTERS WHEN LTTE SCUTTLED ALL ATTEMPTS ARE RECONCILIATION BY THE PA GOVT OF 1994 OR THE UNF GOVT OF 2002?

        • 2
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          Peace Lover

          “These idiots have no respect for the wellbeing of the Sri lankan tamils”

          Do you mean Mootals? Can’t write in Tamil Script, so that the “literate” Tamil Mootals, can read, because, the Colombo Telegraph, Language of Communication is English, including the script.

          • 3
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            Amarasiri ,

            “”Do you mean Mootals?””

            in this conflict there are 2 types only

            Coconut heads vs Palmyra heads

            the 3rd component sells everyone’s mum- fanatics and bored wives.

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              Javi.

              “Coconut heads vs Palmyra heads”

              Do you mean, Mooatal heads vs Modaya heads?

              Yes, there is plenty, many in London as well.

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                You folk always skip the 3rd charming component because your wife is busy gossiping.

                Miami Mice is our favourite game – Posse_Cat.

                The thief of all forms of kappan commision citizen ship given by ladies man Dudley to belly dancers.

                When you are traveling in the west especially Brussels you have a binoculars to make clear profound statements all taken from the horses mouth.
                eg the 7/7 bombings were in the French newspapers long before 7/7 givng exact location of both Huston and Kings Cross the gateway to europe. Labour was asleep with Red Ken running metropolitan london police.
                English is just another language living on the `tragedy tales of Shakespeare.
                26% of English language is French
                26% of English language is German

                Beware of the mice in your personal effects – they carry Rat-Bite Fever to the Plague that is showing at lanka today- unable to decide.
                They are beggars of beggars too- canny they steal never Jewish friendly but kill kill because only they have god.

        • 5
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          “”no your wrong,majority of these protesters are with a hidden agenda”

          It is taking place in the UK not in your village up north.!!

          Wrong : greatness is measured by value.

          Present day greatest force is banker’s compound interest.

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      I watched the picture very closely. and found NONE of them was carrying any Guns. just some banners. thank god it is in a western country and not in Sri Lanka or any other Asian country. (who shouts against western Ideals but esteems high and copy the western attire, Languages, Learning systems and methods, Law, city structures and life, movie TV culture and a long list of etc…etc…, but not the personal freedom they enjoy).
      otherwise they would be behind bars now because their ethnicity would have made it unable for them to use these rights in their own country as opposed to the majority community.
      I really support 100% Mr. Sumandran’s and TNA’S current stance as a Tamil but I understand and Identify with these people also because they represent the seed Idea and people who could develop into a different method of fight if the current hopefulness due to the seeming change of mind of the majority community proves to be a mirage, eventually.

    • 13
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      Well said Priya. I agree with you 100%.
      I am a member of the Tamil community. Singhalese and Tamils should work together to solve our problems.
      Let us give President Sirisena’s government some time.

  • 18
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    Where were these disgruntled Tamil diasporas during the last 10 years of MR rule?? Be calm and hope for the best from MS..

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      MR was as usual hiding in a fox hole that is where you guys come from- ask any webbed feet skin head – they spend time trying to catch choppers their tongue.

  • 27
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    Asylum visa holders, not ready to return yet. They need to show the international community that the country is not a safe place, no matter what goes here. It is OK for them to stay away, but pls do not spoil country’s status

  • 12
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    Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is in a difficult and weak position in Sri Lankan politics because they have no power or strength to achieve a positive outcome for Tamils. The stand of Sinhala politics regarding Tamils is consistent and very rigid whatever the changes that happen in their politics. Tamils are always in the receiving end whether you support or protest to a Sinhala leadership. They may prepared to give some concessions or ministerial posts but never allow to participate in the decision making process or sharing the power.There is a competitive power struggle between Sinhalese groups. History tells Tamils go this way and that way in their competitive politics but always end of with nothing. Our neighbours also used as to achieve their own benefits and just closed their eyes when there was a maascre. Similarly, international community closed their eyes when thousands were bulldozed under the earth and now they get their hand on Srilanka.
    However, we should note that there was no competition within Sinhala politics for past few decades and Tamils have made that competition back in Sinhala politics. Tamils should help that competition to get stronger and stronger. Historically the nature of competition lead to armed terror within Sinhala politics and the outcome was much greater than that we have seen in the North East.

  • 18
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    From —–> LTTE’s United Tamil Organisation (UTO) came —–> the British Tamil Association (BTA)From there —–> the British Tamil Forum (BTF) and BTF gave birth to the——–> Global Tamil Forum (GTF) and —–> Tamil the Co-ordinating Committee (TCC).

    Today’s demo’s were organised by BTF and TCC. BTF is headed by ROOT Ravi and TCC is a break way by the LTTE fund raiser Thanam. They never come in front of media and are not answerable to anyone.

    Look at the crowd supporting them. They cannot think beyond limited range and most of them are provocative goons.

    This band wagon is on the progressive decline and they will soon whither away when sensible Tamil moderation takes its stance and the government of Sri Lanka fairly dealing with the Tamil issues. They are alienating themselves.

    You don’t need nariya to deal with them. What you need is mature political dealing to deal with the Tamil issue.

  • 21
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    Wasn’t the British High Commission at great pains to tell us that the Tiger terrorist flag was NOW banned in Britain ? Hmmm…

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      Ramuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

      “Wasn’t the British High Commission at great pains to tell us that the Tiger terrorist flag was NOW banned in Britain ? Hmmm…”

      Probably Scotland Yard’s anti terrorism squad didn’t know about it, whether hosting LTTE flag is legal or not.

      Please remind them and ask them to take immediate action against the tail end of the LTTE. I will make your life bit easy. See below the contact details:

      New Scotland Yard
      8-10 Broadway, Westminster
      London, SW1H 0BG

      Nearest Station: St. James’s Park
      Telephone: 020 7230 1212

      The LTTE flag is indeed horrible just like the Bengali lion flag.

      • 2
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        NV,
        *******This is not LTTE flag*******

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          Anpu

          “*******This is not LTTE flag*******”

          Then what is it?

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            NV,
            You know very well LTTE is banned in UK and in other countries. Where ever it is banned they cannot carry LTTE flag.

            When I asked a chap from BTF about the flag. He told me this. In one of the demos police asked the participants not to carry LTTE flag. They explained to the policeman it is not an LTTE flag and demonstrated to him it is not an LTTE flag.

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              Anpu

              So what does the flag represent?

              There is still an ugly/horrible printed on the face of flag. Did Tamils approve the new and improved flag? When, where and how?

              I suspect Gota or military intelligence has sent these agent provocateurs to provoke Tamils who challenge the flag waving end tails of LTTE, to get those genuinely concerned Tamils disrepute.

              What is the purpose of LTTE flag waving?

              • 5
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                NV,
                here cricketers don’t wave flags because its a game for folk to talk nonsense but all football fans carry a flag- remember its a 90 min game just like the protest.
                London is the place where everything happens and protest are part of it whether anyone likes it or not.
                As long as they behave anything goes even a rotten egg or a paper cartoon handed over to a minister.

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              Anbu

              Then the flag with the identical LTTE tiger without the gun in its mouth is the Tamil national flag is it?

              Chap of BTF – who is he? One that creates so much problem for the wider Tamil community on the streets of London?

              How come LTTE flag become the Tamil national flag. Just because the BTF, the body of the LTTE says it is the ???? (which you failed to mention) flag it cannot be the Tamil national flag.

              There are certain procedures to follow to accept a flag as national flag. Please go and do some reading and do not blindly accept what the self interests like you BTF man says.

              • 5
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                the lankan flag after all the discussions carries a orange heyna with sword.
                the brits got lion from their African colony- lankans never swam beyond the palk straits to own lions except what has been imported to the zoo now

                i think its fit as a toilet wipe but a spanish or english football club flag has value.

        • 6
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          anpu,
          origin of tiger flag (like major export tea) is China the first.
          Chola copied it.Shiv Sena copied it too.
          `weretigers` (which is Jaguar Tiger flag)
          `werewolf` is european. (which is lanka flag)

          bestiality breed Palmyra heads and Coconut heads.

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        Why do you waste your time with New Scotland yard, They give protection to LTTE terrorist in the UK and promote terrorism in Sri Lanka. They gave safe heaven to Anton Balasingam until he died.

        What a supidity that ” Probably Scotland Yard’s anti terrorism squad didn’t know about it, whether hosting LTTE flag is legal or not.”

        My dear Native Vedda! do you live in the UK ? . The “NEW” Scotland promotes “New” LTTE terrorism . For them it is a democratic LTTE now.

        • 5
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          that is your idea when it’s comes to law- outlaw.

          the guardian of the law is not beyond the law in the supreme court of justice of England and wales.

          So what is that portugese dictator de silva (or is it borrowed/ or low beginnings) from inner temple doing about it??

          the fact is it is just another flag the SinGayLish are promoting.

          The English first saw this flag at China – visited British museum or the other museums- they are there to believe 50% until you touch it to take it to 75%.

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    Sumanthiran’s a coward who didn’t open his mouth when thousands of university students, and, brave war widows, mothers, sisters took to the streets demanding to know the fate of their missing a few weeks ago. But he seems to have suddenly gained his voice urging British Tamils not to.
    He is very rarely seen at protests. Instead he plies his trade in Hulftsdorp charging thousands of guineas for a rail appearance.
    He also jet sets around the world often on airfares paid by others e.g. USTPAC, Bergof foundation etc. promoting his own myopic views while disregarding the voices on the ground.
    Now he is interfering in the democratic right of British nationals to protest, just like he did interfering Canada’s electoral process overly backing a Liberal candidate in Toronto against Canada’s Conservative Party, despite the very principled position that Conservative Prime Minister Harper had taken boycotting CHOGM and being a leading voice at the UNHRC calling for an independent international investigation.

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    [Edited out]

    We are sorry, the comment language is English – CT

  • 6
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    Mr Sumanthiran is entitled to his view as are the protestors. However, there is much for My3 to do in terms of action. I hope Mr Sumanthiran’s faith is proven right, but Sri Lanka does have a staggeringly poor track record in delivering accountability and justice. So it will be an interesting few months until September.

  • 6
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    Look at the picture again.

    They are happy Tamils. They are not angry anymore. They are there to have fun. Don’t take them too seriously. The ground rules in Sri Lanka has changed and has changed for the better. Let us wait and see what My3 will do in the long term. The diaspora Tamils have not seen or experienced the changing mood in Sri Lanka. The white vanning has stopped. The impunity afforded to petty politicians, thugs and kudu karayas has been removed. Evn Gnanasara has gone all quiet. Mervyn is trying his best to be a good boy.

    Diaspora Tamils must keep up their demands but they must stop playing into the hands of the Rajapaksa coterie who are waiting in the wings.

  • 4
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    WELL DONE MR.SUMANTHIRAN.YOU AND MR.SAMPANTHAN ARE THE TRUE LEADERS.THIS DIASPORA TAMILS WANTS TO REMAIN IN EUROPE.THEY DON’T WANT TO SEE A SETTLEMENT AND IF THERE IS A SETTLLEMENT THEN THEY HAVE TO GO VACK TO SRI LANKA LEAVING ALL THEIR TERKS.THIS IS THE SELF CENTRED POLICY OF TAMILS.FOR THE FIRST TIME IS 70 YEARS WE ARE HAVING A SENSIBLE FORWARD LOOKNG TAMIL LEADESHIP.PLEASE SUPPORT THEM.ONLY TWO MONTHS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE NEW GOVT.HAS TAKEN OVER.IF THE DIASPORA WANT TO HELP THEIR CONTRYMEN THEY MUST GO AND CREATE EMPLOYMENT FOR THE WIDOWS AND UNEMPLOYED YOUTH.I AM LIVING A FOREIGN COUNTRY AND I EMPLOY 30 PEOPLE BY SETTING UP A SMALL INDUSTRY IN SRILANKA.I TOOK A TAMIL MAID TO EMPLOY IN MY HOUSE BACK TO THE COUNTRY WHERE I LIVE.THAT WOMAN CANNOT EVEN COOK PROPERLY.I HAD TO PAY AND TRAIN HER.WE HAVE LOST OUR BASIC CULTURE.THIS IS REALLY SAD.IF YOU CANNOT HELP PLEASE DONT HINDER THE PROGRESS MADE BY SUMANTHIRAN AND SAMPATHAN.WE HAD ENOUGH OF CONFRONTATIONAL POLITICS WHERE WE LOST EVERYTHING.CONSENSUS POLITICS IS THE WAY TO GO.

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    Is the British government so stupid they are not arresting those who are carrying Tiger Flag. As per British Laws its a crime to carry a LTTE flag.

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      Freedom of Speech and expression, they’re allowed to do so. But if Sri Lankan govt pressured the UK govt to ban LTTE flags then, UK govt will enforce the law and arrest these people.

      Since there were NO legal binding agreements between British Govt and Sri Lanka Govt on allowance of LTTE items or flags.

  • 5
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    Is the British government so stupid they are not arresting those who are carrying Tiger Flag. As per British Laws its a crime to carry a LTTE flag.

    Sumanthian has shown, unlike the LTTE Tiger Flag carrying diaspora who are not truly Sri Lankan Citizens, the Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka are supportive of Maithripala Sirisena who has shown that he is interested in settling the minority issues in SL. Let all Sri Lankans, Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims give a chance to Maithripala Sirisena to win the hearts of the majority Southerners and provide a mutually beneficial solution to all.

    • 1
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      You are mistaken. The laws may prohibit Tiger flag, but since these people have removed the bullets in the LTTE flag and call it the “Tamil national flag”, it is hard to prove in a court of law that it is exactly the Tiger flag. Don’t blame the British for this.

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        I do not think people like Park are mistaken .Removing bullets in the LTTE flag is not misunderstood by the Brtish authorities. You may see that those who hold such a bullet free LTTE flag also hold a portait of LTTE terrorist leader Pirabakaran and acknowledge Pirabakaran is their leader in such meetings/demonstrations.

        The British authoriies are not mistaken , but making Sri Lankans stupid in the light of so caled democratic law. It is British way of manipulation of their former colonial slaves!!

  • 5
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    appa SIRA is a friend of tamil terrorists, doesn’t he?

    • 4
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      ela kolla,
      you are seeing familiarity that is because most of you
      inclusive of passa are sihala muslim – supporting PLO.
      (may be your pop is a tip cut)

  • 7
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    Mostly welfare queens who will never return. Western living is much better for all. These goons are tiger thugs and their cubs. They’ve no class, no education barely read or write English. They need to keep spinning a story so they won’t be deported. They can steal credit cards, ATM cards, clean toilets and live off welfare thanks to tolerant white British.

  • 9
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    Wow, a day in the park (or road) for a jobless lot. Look at the smiling faces ! what satisfaction ! what achievement ! I think most of us spoke too soon based on earlier CT report. Should have known better. Maybe that was a lesser known gang out of 100’s of Tamil gangs out their in UK.

    No matter what happens in Sri Lanka theis lot will still hoist the tiger flag, still demand “Tamul Elam” and always be cry babies. These are the very cowards who left their family members and friends in the hands of ruthless, murderous Piribakaran. Now that maniac is dead they no longer have to pay LTTE tax, so they come happily to these gathering meet some friends, have a drink raise some flags and go back to their lodges.

    This is the very reason why the Tamil diashora must be left out of the equation. Looking at the pic it seems most of these are 3rd generation tamils who were born to mixed parents.
    There are several representatives of such ppl in CT who are very active and write gibberish and vote for themselves. Their language and mindset is different. they are lost, they have no hope and they are stateless.

    How lucky we are that we have been able to get rid of sizable portion of these candy asses out of Sri Lanka.

    Challenge for these candy asses is to prove their worth !

    • 6
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      “”Challenge for these candy asses is to prove their worth ! “”

      ISIS Bedouin,

      at least they are not muslim vermin at london strapped with suicide west.

      they do carry a certain amount of respect with the business community of london for being intelligent and hardworking compared to pakistani bengali west indies somali etc.

  • 8
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    I wonder if the Brits will allow the ISIS flag to be flown in London, or any related fund raising to go on? I suppose terrorists are only those who area threat to the West.

    • 5
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      ” I suppose terrorists are only those who area threat to the West. “

      terror is a profitable business for both sides of the divide- the fascist of WW1 are still the same like Italy and the Commies are Russia China- they need the western research and purchase to survive.
      António de Oliveira Salazar of Portugal from 1932 to 1968. Fascist regime
      Francisco Franco of Spain 1939 – to 1975 Fascist regime

      Both were anti-communist so the US agreed to what they did to their own people.

      Antonio was even awarded a doctorate.

      They did the same by installing the bust of LK at oxford but it was short sighted.

      this is the reality of the world- promises are broken to the poor fools who trust the rich and vote for them,

  • 8
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    I think all these are recent Refugees who are waiting for their claim.

  • 8
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    Most of these protesters are poor asylum seekers whose case has been rejected in the UK and awaiting, deportation. BTF and TGTE are using these poor guys for their own benefit and promising them to file a fresh application on the basis of participating anti Sri Lankan activity in UK. Some of these guys were treated very badly in many occasions and some TGTE members are using these guys as their servants. There are number of UK Tamil solicitors who only relay on Asylum cases are prominent members of TGTE and BTF. Under these solicitors instruction hundreds of rejected asylum seekers were gathered prior to SL president visit and strictly instructed to attend both Airport and Westminster protest. Fearing the deportation many of them rejected the request to go to the Airport but agreed to attend the Westminster protest.

    Please see below article written by a TGTE member to press and mentioned the treatment of the asylum seekers by the TGTE. Please try and translate from the 8th paragraph and see the proff for yourself.

    http://thesamnet.co.uk/?p=63480

    Here is the video attached and see the guys in the front and their body language. If you send these photos to the UK Home office and they will confirm how many of their applications were rejected.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgGEbT8dxWE

  • 7
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    Let the hounds bark and bray, but the caravan has to move on, Let the caravan not stop and circle as is wished by the hounds,

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Dr, Rajasingham Narendran

      Hope you are in receipt of three published articles.

  • 3
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    To all of you in the diaspora: IF Maithripala did not win or if the former President is re-elected, you could have protested, along with your political supporters in the UK Parliament who depend on your votes till the cows came home!! MR would have looked at your protests with his typical disdain and contempt and carried on. Maithri and RW has done much to address these issues but you selfish fools have no patience.

    IF MR returns to power, he will crap all over you. And you deserve that.

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      “but you selfish fools have no patience.”
      till the cows came home!!

      As we say at Spanish Texas, my three & rail “all hats no cows””

  • 4
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    unnecessary .we must have some hope on the new president . must give him time and moral support. we have waited for years, why can’t we wait for little more time

  • 2
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    In my comment to the article that only 9 protested against President Sirisena at the point of arrival quoted verbatim is follows:

    “The presence of just a handful of demonstrators indicate that the contributions may be dwindling. But don’t forget this can be whipped up again.”

    Was I wrong?

    Governments in the West will allow this type of demo in the name of freedom of expression. But little do they take into account the nefarious activities they engage for the sake of leading plush lives at the expense of others.

    I think I need not repeat the earlier comment of mine in its entirety.

  • 2
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    These will take place.Good sense will eventually prevail. Each and everyone is responsible to maintain the tempo of change and not dirty it.

  • 2
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    Stupid Tamils do not know what to do and what not to do. What to speak and what not to. There is already a friction among the Tamil leadership in Sri Lanka and there is a split in the Tamil diaspora. What else does the Sinhalese want.

  • 3
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    This Tamil Diaspora is an incorrigible lot! They just will not allow Reconciliation between the Sinhalese and the Tamils.

    The time has come for the Srilankan Tamils to ask them to fly a Kite instead of a Flag!

  • 4
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    Well said Mr. Sumanthiran. Sri Lanka needs some more broad minded optimistic politicians like you.

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    It is an unwanted business to Sumanthiran to comment about civilised diaspora Tamils. If TCC only did this, it is quiet different but BTF supported so there must be some valid reason. Why Sumanthiran does not know the dirty things happening in North. Until now unlawful prisoners are not released Captured land is not released and Runil is barking about not reducing Waste-land(purampoku)army from North, still arresting diaspora ladies and kids at Katunayaka. Is it enough or Sumanthiran need some more. We are not saying not to negotiate with Mithiri. All we are saying is not to drop everything immediately what we have built up to now. Both internal negotiation and UN investigation should continue parallel. If internal system worked well to resolve Tamils political needs then the UN exercise could be dropped. I do not think Sumanthiran is an idiot like MR to take revenge for the burning of his image be by MR’s dogs. What we need now is unity, not to apply our usual Tamils Naaipuththi. TNA have to give good direction to the Tamil voters for the next general election with out confusing them. We only need one party for Tamils which is TNA at the moment. Once tamil’s burning issues are resolved , then any body can contest to make money.

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    If TCC only did this, it is quiet different but BTF supported so there must be some valid reason.
    Oh ! Yes………. Emmanuel has blessed these converts.

  • 1
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    Mr. Sumanthiran well said.

    How can people from the same community in Sri Lanka who voted for this government, protest in London against this government. It only proves my point that there is a huge disparity in the aspirations of the Tamils residing in Sri Lanka and that of their families and friends who live overseas who form the diaspora. Its quite evident that the Tamils residing in the country want their rights met and the diaspora want their revenge from a Sinhala government. Whilst I am fully in line with the aspirations of the former the latter has no place in Sri Lanka. Usha and her BTF should just shut-up and let the people on ground decide their future. We must accommodate the aspirations of the Tamils living in Sri Lanka and other minorities and stand as one country. There is no doubt that the Tamils have suffered under oppressive Sinhala regimes and their grievances have to be addressed. But the Diaspora must keep out of our affairs.

    Yesterday a court in Sri Lanka sentenced to death a former Army Brigadier Chandana Priyantha to death for killing his wife. Likewise any Army personnel found guilty of killing innocent Tamil civilians should also be given the same sentence and vice-versa for members of the LTTE.

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