17 December, 2017

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Mahinda’s Appeal To The World Must Be Understood!

By Rajasingham Jayadevan

Rajasingham Jayadevan

Rajasingham Jayadevan

Mahinda’s appeal to the world must be understood! Assertive Indian foreign policy needed!!

A fine toothcomb is not needed to understand President Mahinda Rajapaksa‘s psyche on the resolution to the historical conflict with the Tamils.

His two prong strategy to the issue gives a very clear message. Some say it is his split approach to respond to the two distinct audiences dissimilarly. The first is his belligerent portrayal to the local audience and then the much desperate appeal to the outside world. The million dollar question is, is it really a cat and mouse game or a genuine offer to the world to help him overcome his own difficulties at home?

Is his uncompromising stance indoors is to belittle the international community to buy time to extricate himself from the barrage of issues fraught upon him is a matter to be answered by the international community. The judgement day is not far away as to whether the global village or the village in the globe, will succeed.

Mahinda GotaWithin the borders of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa portrays him as a hard-line leader who will ensure to repudiate any claim of empowerment of Tamils. He has further strengthened the government machinery with his hard-nosed stand that has transformed the whole body politics of governance which has now circumstantially and viciously ensnaring him personally, thus preventing him from even mentioning about devolvement of powers locally.

He is entrapped. For him it is a life and death situation. One must analyse whether he is authoritative enough to exercise the absolute powers vested upon him under the constitution. Unfortunately, he is not. He is in fact enslaved by his own over blown rightwing machinery to take a definitive stand on the issue. An established, reprehensible, anti-Tamil and anti-minorities government mechanism have been further strengthened during his presidency and the situation has made him a symbolic authoritarian leader who is unable to extricate himself from the snare that threatens his own survival.

It is his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa who is moving the dice all the time and acting as the powerful President from the shadows. He has strengthened his hold to such an extent that President Mahinda Rajapaksa is unable to sideline him. Shadow President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has consolidated his powerbase with the defeat of the LTTE and has further strengthened his influence with the extremist Buddhist hierarchy by radicalising them further.  He controls the defence forces and the saffron robed brigades of the Malwatte Asgirya Buddhist chapters. Gotabaya has, at his disposal, the powerful state defence machinery and the monks brigades to cause havoc if the President or anyone concede devolution of powers to the Tamils.

The President also evidently gambles that any international effort must out-beat the radicalised monk brigade that has the outright backing of the military.

The President is unable to deal with the unruly Buddhist clergy brigades patronised by his brother even through legislative provisions to tame and confine them to their religious monasteries. The government proscribed over 425 dead, dying and the retired LTTE activists internationally at a stroke but there is no will to deal with saffron robed brigades in the same scale. A simple statutory provision to isolate the saffron clad from entering politics without the robes would be the biggest forward step to put the country in the right path. The President is curtailed by his own stigmatised political position – a position that is the only hope for his political survival.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s predicament is no different to the final years of Pirabakaran as the very machinery Pirabakaran founded put him on the sidelines in the bunkers to be portrayed as a figurehead. This was also the fate of Manmohan Singh when he was overwhelmingly shadowed by the noxious anti-Tamil Sonia Gandhi. Both Pirabakaran and Manmohan Singh are the victims of their own failures and their end has still not steered the momentum to settle the crisis in Sri Lanka but sentiments are pitching for the emergence of a new era.

President Mahinda’s predicament is such that he has out-rightly portrayed to the world a posture to resolve the conflict through meaningful devolution. His repeated statements to India of devolving power beyond the 13th amendment  and confirming that to the UN Secretary General must be taken seriously. It may be an effort to liberate himself from his own local entrapment. The turn of events have changed with the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and in his first bilateral meeting the newly elected Prime Minister has demanded the President to translate his offer of  going  beyond the 13th amendment to the constitution into practical reality.

The indecisive outgoing government of Manmohan Singh that defined its foreign policy on the emotions of the Shadow Prime Minister Sonia Gandhi failed to understand the desperate President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Her subdued non interventionist, non assertive anti-Tamil political stance was aimed to cause havoc on the Tamils for the death of Rajiv Gandhi in the hands of the LTTE. This empowered Sri Lanka to go on to commit heinous crimes against the Tamil civilian population. India’s post war effort of reconstruction and redevelopment is synonym to providing guns to the killer and sending the ambulance to the victims of the gun.

The tragic Indian foreign policy that has reached the malignant state needs to be revamped to an assertive one to deal with Sri Lanka with due authority.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s counterclaim of 13th Amendment plus to the President of Sri Lanka must be seen as his assertive stance to start the process with Sri Lanka. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has so far done everything to undermine the Indo-Sri Lanka agreement signed in 1987 and further gone on to malign the 13th amendment by refusing to honestly implement it. India’s assertive re-engagement must restore what was achieved in 1987 and strengthen it further to ensure 13th amendment is implemented without the overwhelming influence of the impeding provisions of the concurrent list. India must negotiate to trim down the concurrent list to energise the provincial governance.

If the government of Sri Lanka plays its historical deceptive games to undermine any Indian efforts, India must go further to muster the international support to hold a free and fair referendum for the Tamils to consider a federal solution either to stay with Sri Lanka or to join India as its 30th federal state. Such merger will make the 30th state of India an inspirational one that will help India’s regional authority in a wider sense and for the Tamils an environment to grow as a secure and rich federal state of India.

The restless governance of Sri Lanka must be brought to a halt once and for all.

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    Rajasingham Jayadevan –

    “Mahinda’s appeal to the world must be understood! Assertive Indian foreign policy needed!!”

    “A fine toothcomb is not needed to understand President Mahinda Rajapaksa‘s psyche on the resolution to the historical conflict with the Tamils.”

    What is needed is to expose the Para-sinhala and Para-Tamil lies and get them back to South India.

    Talk to Hon. Mr. Modi and Hon Ms. Jayalalitha

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      Rajasingham Jayadevan,

      I applaud your pragmatic view for Tamils to take in the island of Sri Lanka:

      Tamils must be given substantial autonomy by Sri Lanka for them to progress and prosper without obstacles and hindrances from the unjust Sinhala Buddhist extremist state of Sri Lanka.

      In the unlikely event Tamils must join with India as the 30th state to enjoy the autonomy enjoyed by the 29 states of India. This is very feasible as demonstrated by 3 nations including Crimea, who opted to join Russia to escape oppression from their existing states.

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        Even though powerful nations opposed the creation of Tamil Eelam, I am sure they won’t oppose Tamils of Eelam joining India:

        It will stabilize the region, especially with an India friendly regime set up in Sinhala Sri Lanka.

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          Thiru – “I am sure they won’t oppose Tamils of Eelam joining India”: are you and the writer is suggesting that Tamils of Eelam get on the boat and join India.? Those who are already in India are langusihng in the refugee camps without citizenship and without a roof over the top roa job…

          Also can you expand on ” It will stabilize the region, especially with an India friendly regime set up in Sinhala Sri Lanka. “

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            I agree that many Tamils of Eelam are undergoing hardship in India, but when an Eelam state of India is set up they will come home happily into the fold again and will be welcome with both hands by their own bretherin.

            We must think of the survival of Eelam Tamils and their traditional homeland along the lines of Charles Darwin – survival of the fittest.

            Eelam Tamils fought hard to be independent to survive but India and the world don’t want it, besides the genocidal Sinhala extremist Sri Lanka.

            In these circumstances isn’t it logical for survival to join India as a state with autonomy rater than get wiped out by Sri Lankan regimes?

            You tell me any better way to survive!

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    .
    If Mahinda is like Pirabhakaran,
    Gota is like Pottu Amman.

    :-)

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      aratai

      “If Mahinda is like Pirabhakaran, Gota is like Pottu Amman.”

      Where is Pottu Amman?

      Is he sharing a bed with Gota?

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        Bative:Is he sharing a bed with Gota? in the context of the title of this article “Mahinda’s Appeal To The World Must Be Understood”>>> sex appeal?

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      Very though provoking article.

      I have many Tamil friends in the Sri Lankan diaspora. They are very lovely people. Always helpful. I attend Hindu temples in North London and one of them is Jayadevan’s Siva temple. I have never seen Jayadevan there but when I spoke to the staff and priests they have high regard for him. The libel case outcome against IBC tamil radio is displayed there. Despite his great victory people are wrongfully accusing him.

      I fully agree that the Tamils must be given the free choice to decide their political future. They suffered enough. Due to their sufferings my Sinhalse and the Muslims have suffered.

      Rajapakese family must be indicted for war crimes.

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        Manel Seneratne – I bet that you dont go to Buddhist Temples.

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    New resolution of making Jafna or nothern Sri Lanka 30th federal state of India is something new and I heard this for the first time. Initially, I like to point that the The issue is not either an issue between Sinhala-Tamil or India-Sri Lanka. This is just a question of political power. ALl were using tamils as their decisive factor to be in power promissing them different kinds of things. How India can do anything which has been failed to provide basic sanitation to more than 60% of their population for the benifit of people in Jaffna. On the toher hand, all are talking about only Tamils in Jaffna, no one knows or considers there are different catogories of Tamils live all over the country.
    Recent flooding in western province showed how a doctor had errected a illegal wall around his property which was not compatible to any construction standards. As those unfortunate people died all are came to know about that. No one except the President, hisbrothers and few henchmen knows what would be the thing they will have to talk about tomorrow. Because of this lawless, unplaned, standardless situation has been a boon to rulers they continue that while others were talking about the desolution of power, empowering the minority and this and that.

    Specially, media folks have the highest responisibility but they are also just be satisfied with a car-permit or a laptop. All these show us how poverty spread over the country has been using by the haves and making the havenots suffer. India or any other country can do nothing if all the Sri Lankans would not be ready to understand and operate against to this whole opertunistic giants.

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      Bhante Sila

      “New resolution of making Jafna or nothern Sri Lanka 30th federal state of India is something new and I heard this for the first time.”

      What is the big deal, after all para-Sinhalese and Para-Tamils came from south India recently, Check their DNA.

      what is really needed is for India to take back the Paras, the Para-Sinhalese and Para-Tamils, including the other Paras back to India from the Land of native Veddah.

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        Amaraya exhibits his never ending idiocy.

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        Amarasiri-:”What is the big deal, after all para-Sinhalese and Para-Tamils came from south India recently”>>>are you then suggesting …why not annexe the entire Sri Lanka?

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      “New resolution of making Jaffna or northern Sri Lanka 30th federal state of India is something new and I heard this for the first time.”

      This idea has been around for a long time.

      There was candidate contesting on this platform for Jaffna Member of Parliament in the 70S(He contested against Mr.V.Yoeshwaran and lost).

      Within the last five years this idea has been mentioned by me on a forum when DBSJ was allowing comments.

      A valid option to consider and have on the ballot if a referendum is put forward for the Tamil speaking people of SL allover not just North and East.

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    So let me understand something here. You were pumping money and materials into LTTE from your Kovil donations.

    You kept them alive even after they rejected 13th amendment. You said no to 13th amendment then.

    Why are you barking about it now? 13th amendment is history because you wanted it that way isn’t it?

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    Don’t know much about the dead and the dying LTTErs in Jayadevan’s territory.

    But the retired and non retired ones are still very active based on the activities in the North during the last few months in particular.

    Another bomb maker specialist who was in charge of the Madu Mannar defence line is on the prowl and the cops are looking for him..

    And Mannar mind you, and Madu have been Prabakarn’s both physical and spiritual strongholds.

    That aside, Jayadevan makes some sense in his writing about the real politik at the ground level.

    Rajapaksa is in fact in a life and death situation literally.

    If he bends over to Sambandan, it will be instant political death.

    And the Mangala, Kiriella Karunanayaka mob of the Christian faction takes over, Rajapaksa wouldn’t be visiting Medumulala for a long time.

    In fact Jaya reinforces what the Vellala CM said in this regard , only last month.

    That is Rajapaksa can’t give any concessions to him because of the Opposition the UNP .

    It is the West who have a two pronged strategy.

    Use the Tamils to change regime, Please the Diaspora and get the marginals stitched up.

    Few good advantages , the inhabitants have now unlike in 87 are the Boss is a well seasoned politician as clean as you can find.

    Poor Rural Inhabitants are 100 percent with him.

    The Defence boss and the Armed Forces have the Country and protection of the majority as their priority.

    And they can not be bought over , even with big bucks after Fonseka was pushed out.

    Can Modi Army do a Libya or even Syria in Srilanka?.

    Some might say bring it on…

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “Can Modi Army do a Libya or even Syria in Srilanka?. Some might say bring it on…”

      We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in Tamilnadu,
      we shall fight on the seas and oceans,
      we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be,
      we shall fight on the beaches,
      we shall fight on the landing grounds,
      we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
      we shall fight in the hills;

      we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas (Bihar), armed and guarded by the Gota’s Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in Gota’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old Aryan Sinhala/Buddhist hydraulic civilisation.”

      Unlike VP’s LTTE we shall never surrender.

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        I can hear the booming voice and stirring words of Winston Churchill in the above response.

        Dr.RN

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          Come on Narendran,

          How would a Native Vedda know about Churchill?…

          Isn’t it all in our Elite Territory ?,,,

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          no thet is just senility .

          Cheers

          Abhaya

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        Dear Native,

        All Regime changes in the 21 Century have been by “Imperialist Springs”.

        Libya, Egypt.

        Syria hasn’t worked neither Turkey … Right.

        TNA strategy after the LTTE was the same, But it didn’t and couldn’t work.

        Because the Elite party has been neutered by their own not so Elite members lead by Sinhala Buddhist Faction leader Keselwatta Kid.

        JVP would kill themselves rather than getting killed, fighting for Ranil.

        So there is no need for our inhabitants to fight anywhere , Sea, Land or Air.

        All they need to make sure is the LTTE won’t raise their ugly head again,

        And the inhabitants, the great majority believe that it won’t raise the head as long as the Rajapaksa are around.

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          K.A Sumanasekera

          “All they need to make sure is the LTTE won’t raise their ugly head again,”

          It depends on how stupid the great majority inhabitants are, time and again they never disappointed me.

          “And the inhabitants, the great majority believe that it won’t raise the head as long as the Rajapaksa are around.”

          It also depends what Hindian’s perception of this island is, an appendix to Akhant Bharat perhaps.

          Rajapaksas come and go.

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    To this writer and his brother the government has ‘proscribed over 425 dead, dying and the retired LTTE activists’. But those who have eyes and ears perceive it differently; surviving cold blooded murderous of LTTE, and their financiers, and their backers and etc. are ganging together to unleash a new wave of violence in a new way. That’s the crux of the matter not just for Sri Lanka but for India and Malaysia as well. And Jayadevan expect them to write Rajapakse’s horoscope just the way they did for Rajiv.

    Modi is no born-again fool: He knows Tamil history on separatism in India. We need not tell him, for he knows Tamil separatists will turn their guns on him (India) soon as they get their Eelam in Sri Lanka.

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      mechanic

      “Modi is no born-again fool”

      In the final analysis what is good for Hindia is good for Modi and his party.

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    Comparison of MR with equally power hungry SWRD is more appropriate than with MS or VP. MR is not that innocent but encourages the extremists as a buffer and break to the reasonable appeal of the long suffering minorities especially Tamils. MR’s fate will be determined by his own monster creations or by slow UN procedures.

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    Is Rajasingham Jeyadevan another Darshanie Ratnawalli ?

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    I wholeheartedly agree with Rajasingam Jayadevan that Eelam should federate with India.

    “Such merger will make the 30th state of India an inspirational one that will help India’s regional authority in a wider sense and for the Tamils an environment to grow as a secure and rich federal state of India.”

    Northern and Eastern Provinces (Eelam) should federate with India as the 30th state of Indian Union.

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    An analysis that has been very well thought out. Subra

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    To annexe Tamils of Sri Lanka as the 30th Federal state of India is as lunatic as the writter. It will never happen and it will never work. It appears to me the motive of the writter to become internationaly recognised as the first lunatic who made this proposal.

    I quote “>>>>Such merger will make the 30th state of India an inspirational one that will help India’s regional authority in a wider sense and for the Tamils an environment to grow as a secure and rich federal state of India.>>> what the hell does that mean?” can he elaborate?

    There is no point in just making a statement that Sri Lankan Tamils should become the 30th state of India. The writer must back up his statement on how this can be implemented, considering the Tamils live all over Sri Lanka and there is the Tamils of Indian origin working in the upcountry tea estates.

    The curse of the Tamils are these self proclaimed arm chair leaders in the diaspora with flwaed thinking writting utter garbage after a sturday night whisky in the comfort of their homes in the west

    Let the ELECTED TAMIL LEADERS on the ground in the NE of Sri Lanka lead the Tamils.

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      Dear Ramesh

      It looks like you hate Jayadevan for some reason. Are you in any way related him or one of those had a fair share in his battles to survive in the horrible politics of the Tamils. Are you Douglas Devananda’s man or Gota’s shoe polisher.

      If you are intelligent Tamil no one need to educate you about the reasons for joining India as a federal state.

      I see personalised hate in your comments.

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        Siva – I am not a Douglas Devananda’s man or Gota’s shoe polisher and I dont know the writer either except what I read about him here in CT.

        Siva – “If you are intelligent Tamil no one need to educate you about the reasons for joining India as a federal state”
        I am not challenging the reasons for possibly joining India as a federal state. I am challenging the practicalities of it and the writer also fails to explain how it could be done. We Tamils dont need any more emotional “Slogan” artilces from arm chair crtics but we need to look at practical issues on how to firat unite all Tamils under one umbrella and how to win the Sinhala masses and live with a Sinhala people in Sri Lanka perhaps in a federal set up.

        Tamils are to day where we are because of “Are you Douglas Devananda’s man” or “Karuna’s Man” or “LTTE man” mentality.
        in other words no unity

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          Then you must a patient of a mental hospital.

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            “Siva – Then you must a patient of a mental hospital. ” what a poor reply>>>> ….any how..I thought I have seen you some where, now the penny drops, you were in the next ward right?

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      Rajash,

      Don’t rush to label others as lunatics if they have views other than yours.

      Your arguments of Estate Tamils and that Tamils living all over the island are exactly what the Sinhala extremists us to deny autonomy to Tamil in the Northeast.

      Even in India Tamils are living all over not just in Tamil Nadu. Scots are living in England too – so they can’t demand Scotland autonomy, etc. are invalid arguments. Look at Israel, there are more Jews out side than in Israel.

      So let’s explore all avenues for our survival rather than to get stuck with some fixed idea.

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        Thiru – if Scotland vote for independence , the rest of the United Kingdom is not going to kill and rape the Scottish living out side or set arson to thier property and ask them to go to Scotland.

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          Rajash ,

          So you imply that Sinhala extremists must be appeased at any cost!

          They have killed hundreds of thousands of Tamils already and raped tens of thousands if not more. What is the guarantee that they don’t intend continuing the same?

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    we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas (Bihar), armed and guarded by the Gota’s Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in Gota’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old Aryan Sinhala/Buddhist hydraulic civilisation.” Unlike VP’s LTTE we shall never surrender.

    But we may commit suicide enmasse as hitler and his Aryan co horts did.after all we are kalu aryans with kalu arses.long live in hell the SInhala budhist aryan state.

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    And, you came to all these conclusions of who is doing what, and thinking that …..based on ????

    We all can draw our own conclusions based on what we read on the media, and whatever our friends tell us. That does not make it factual and therefore worth writing articles about. To publish, one has to have credible sourcing and verifiable facts. Otherwise its plain fiction.

    Is CT seriously running out of material that it publishes all comers?

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      Upul

      I agree 100% with you
      Wither CT.

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    Rajash:

    Don’t get too emotional. Rajasingham Jayadevan (RJ) had merely expressed his views/opinion.

    The TNA had recently floated the idea of soliciting proposals from everyone, including the diaspora. Also, what the Indian leaders may have in mind is another matter altogether.

    Quite frankly, the SL state should not be allowed to or is in a position to determine the well-being and welfare of the Tamils. The tears, pain, murders and rapes the Tamils have gone through and the porous enmity that exists and is being displayed by the Sinhalese majority very candidly are good enough reasons to go separate ways. The regime is still dreaming that it can continue to lord over the Tamils and still continue its deceptive attitude and atrocities and believes can torture and beat-up the Tamils into submission.

    There are two choices, one to live within a united SL in a federal sort of setup. From whatever history and news we can gather, that would remain an elusive pipe dream. The majority Sinhalese do not have in them the magnanimity to embrace the Tamils as equals. It is not just the leaders but the race as a whole that frowns upon an equal Tamil. This by no means is being contemptuous of all Sinhalese but the pockets of the concern wielding are so minute that more than 60 years history bears the testament of lost hopes and unbearable loss and pain.

    Even if the external powers drum out a solution basically as a federal structure,with guarantees from these powers for the Tamils to lead a dignified life, it will not be an overstatement that the Sinhalese regime will find ways and means to undermine the effective functioning of the NPC. It is in their nature to feel exhilarated to cause pain and suffering on the Tamils, just like the heinous hyenas. The force with which they disproportionately massacred the Tamils is but just a tip of the iceberg on understanding the Sinhala contempt for the Tamils.

    If Tamils are able to achieve Eelam, there needs to be a permanent force protecting the Tamils. It will be ludicrous to believe that the Tamils can defend themselves on their own. Neither the numbers nor the events of the recent past give comfort on that accord. An international force to defend the Tamils cannot be the solution forever as Gotabaya did not cook up the idea of such a large force in the North for nothing. It will then be prudent to be part of India, along the lines of Sikkim and Bhutan where these states have literally flourished under the protection of India and at the same time enjoying a high degree of freedom to enable it to chart a better future. It can be even on the lines of Tamilnadu. Would the SL regime dare to interfere, including militarily, in such a scenario and also India would have every reason to intervene in case of a recalcitrant SL.

    Anyway, these are only my personal views. It will only be appropriate for the Tamils to express their views through a referendum. At the end of the day, they have to decide. We can be there for them morally and even economically but we have to leave it to them to decide what is best for them. They deserve that. While our intentions may be noble, we should not push for something that they should endure what we think is good for them. Otherwise there will be no difference between the Sinhalese regime and us.

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      jansee – I agree with everything you say and well written. However the notion of annexing NE of Sri Lankan as a 30th state of India is a fallacy.India did not annexe East Pakistan but created Bangaladesh.

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        Rajash:

        Ideally, and given a choice, I would prefer a separate and independent Eelam. Most of us want that to happen but the probable (I repeat, only “probable) reason even the international community may frown upon an Eelam for the very reasons I have had mentioned.

        The proximity of an Eelam, at the doorstep of a Sinhala nation, and knowing the Sinhalese as trouble-makers, it may not bode well for the Tamils. Also, Bangladesh is separated from Pakistan and India’s protection in the early days of creation helped. Without India’s help, a young Tamil nation right at the doorstep of a recalcitrant Sinhala force would be a disaster. Perhaps, a model on the lines of a “procterate” may prove useful, just like Brunei where the defence of the country is in the hands of the British.

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          Thiru – see below thread betwen jansee and me and my aditional post. I didn’t want to post them again.Proterate as suggested by Jansee is plausible.

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          “procterate” is a plausible.

          Two new develoments as I type this.
          >>In Colombo the regime is using its frontend National Freedom Front have organised protest agaist Modi&Amma and have burnt effigy of Amma. This is the first time an anti Indian PM protest in Sri Lanka since the rifle assult on Rajiv Gandhi. This an idiotic move by Mahinda.I am sure Modi is not going to sit back and take it.>>In Tamil Nadu …the Sri Lankan Tamil refugee camp was attacked by locals. The details are not known I wont be surprised if Douglas/Karuna is behind this.>>

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      Jansee

      Well said.

      This is a mature subject and we must have a mature debate.

      Anti-Tamil efforts of the state since independence are endless crusade.

      Marginalisation of the Tamils to become a manageable minority of 10% of the population is the agenda of the government.

      Tamils wanted cohabitation under a federal arrangement in Sri Lanka since 1958. But we were brutalised for wanting cohabitation. When we resisted the brutalisation, further pain and suffering were endured causing untold misery. Of course, the brutalised too reacted violently to run away from the brute. But the brute with its overwhelming power over powered the reaction.

      Both the brute and the counter brute will be facing the international justice for their excessive violence. The innocent victims must be given international justice to decide their own future either to stay with the brute or to join mother India.

      Tamils could only look towards India- the mother of their civilisation to take care of them, like she is taking care of the 29 other children. Mother India has the power, authority and the historical interest to come and rescue her tormented child who will only perish if allowed to be manhandled by the brute further.

      Mother India was able to merge the north and east and bring about the 13th amendment. The circumstances are ripe for it to go further and peacefully embrace the North and East with affection.

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        ” like she is taking care of the 29 other children….”
        are these 29 children all adopted or annexed?

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    TNA must rethink of its present political mission and must campaign for the merger of the North and East with India as the 30th federal state.

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    As usual this is pie-in-the-sky wishful thinking by the Eelamists who flood their opinions on the comments threads in the Colombo Telegraph!

    With the 13th Amendment being almost verbatim a repeat of the Indian Constitutions Article 153ff, there is no way India would try to intervene again in SL. Any 13+ would mean a similar Referendum to follow in TN! Modi will be very foolish to do so, with Jayaa of TN waiting in the wings to oust Modi, egged on by Hillary Clinton.

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    First Mahinda should make every efforts to win the hearts and minds of IC and after that he can intends IC to get what he plans about the future of minoirty folks. So long IC would not support the regime, nothing will change for the betterment of the srilanken folk. Leaders should finally be convinced that interntional relations play the greater role also in terms of local issues. THis is the case with India too. That is the reason why Indian external affairs seem to be not changing when new govts are elected in that huge country.

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    India did not annexe East Pakistan as a state but created a seperate country Bangaladesh.

    Modi&Amma are not idiots. Modi&Amma know that when it comes to Sri Lankan Tamils they are playing with fire. Modi&Amma know that since independence Sri Lankan Tamils have self-destructed themselves. They know that if Sri Lankan Tamils are annexed to India as a 30th state the Sri Lankan Tamils may join force with the likes of Vaiko, Seeman etc to take power and ask for a separate Tamil country in India and in the process self-destruct Tamil Nadu the cradle of Tamil Culture.
    Modi&Amma will only go for one of two options, (a) devolved power a federal Tamil state within the unitary state of Sri Lanka. (b) A separate Tamil Eelam but on Sri Lankan soil. They will never even dream of annexing Sri Lankan tamils.

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      Rajesh

      You are a paranoid. Seriously, I cannot understand you. Any federal arrangement will extend beyond Seeman and Vaiko. It looks like you are the only hurdle among the Tamils for a timely transition.

      Your thoughtless comments are so weird and you are neither here or their in your discharge.

      Make your criticisms objectively without personally attacking individuals. Such a negative and hate thinking is not necessary for a mature subject.

      Hope you will correct yourself in the future and avoid making rabid, hatred and shallow comments.

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    Lalitha: “It looks like you are the only hurdle among the Tamils for a timely transition”>>>wow I didn’t realise I had so much infulence!!!!

    What is negative and personal in my comment above?

    Is it not true that Tamils have self destructed themselves since independence?

    Do you seriously think that Modi will annex Sri Lanka NE to India and US and UK and other IC will support such an annexe?

    India already have serious issues with terrorist infilteration from Pakistan border…do they want to open the .southern Border?

    Well please correct me, that this idea has already being discussed with Modi and he is seriously considering it ?

    As I have stated there is only two solution to the Tamil issue (a) devolved power a federal Tamil state within the unitary state of Sri Lanka. (b) A separate Tamil Eelam but on Sri Lankan soil.

    what is paranoid about that?

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      Rajash

      You state: ‘As I have stated there is only two solution to the Tamil issue (a) devolved power a federal Tamil state within the unitary state of Sri Lanka. (b) A separate Tamil Eelam but on Sri Lankan soil’. If this is what you strongly believe please argue your case and at the same time respect other peoples views.

      If you do not believe what others are saying please do not needlessly ridicule them and make comments in aghast or unnecessarily bash them.

      There seems to be serious limitation on your part to go further than your limited knowledge and you appear to respond worse than a book worm.

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        Lalitha I asked you What is negative and personal in my comment above? and you are repeating like a parrot >>>>Lalitha” If you do not believe what others are saying please do not needlessly ridicule them and make comments in aghast or unnecessarily bash them”

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      Rajash:

      Your statement that the Tamils have “self-destructed” is foolishly, pathetically preposterous. Either you are ignorant of the Tamil history or you are simply pretending to be ignorant or simply do not understand the history of the Tamil struggle. Years and years of passive resistance, failed negotiations, agreements unilaterally torn up, girls and women being raped and murdered brutally all were the precedents no sane Tamil would ever forget or forgive. In short,and in a way, Prabhakaran was right. The way the regime scrambled to provide some solutions could not be ignored. But Prabhakaran, the military mind that he had, failed to capitalise the opportunities that arose from his military stand. The sheer numbers and the almost the entire world opinion against the LTTE should have enlightened him that the military option was doomed to fail. His failure to grasp this situation offered a fantastic opportunity to an evil regime that hoisted the flag through tyranny and duplicity, by making the world believe that its actions are against the LTTE and not the Tamils.

      The taking up of arms by Prabhakaran was noble and necessary and there cannot be any different view or opinion from the majority of Tamils. It was a last resort defensive option and the “self-destruction” was in actuality a destructive programme mooted and executed by the regime, capitalising on the fault lines that had emerged from the Tamils side. This failure (to grasp the ever changing landscape) by the Tamils aka the LTTE cost us but we cannot simply leave Prabhakaran aside as not part of our history. Despite his failures, he will still stand tall forever in our Tamil history.

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        Jansee- except for the opening pragraph >>”Your statement that the Tamils have “self-destructed” is foolishly, pathetically preposterous. Either you are ignorant of the Tamil history or you are simply pretending to be ignorant or simply do not understand the history of the Tamil struggle”>>>I agree with rest of your satement.

        here is a list of self destruct buttons thatthe Tamils have pressed…I am listing this as it comes to the top of my head, and they are not in any chronoligical order, there may be many more

        1.GG Ponnampalam asking for 50:50 and rejecting 40:60
        2.Assasination of Rajiv Gandhi
        3.Fighting the IPKF
        4.Rejecting Rajiv Gandhi negotiated offer and negotiating form strength
        5.Karuna Splitting from LTTE
        6.Boycotting the Preidential election and givingit on a plate to Mahinda
        7. Launching Air Tigers prematurely – I think during the cricket world cup semi finals-which sent danger signals all over the world – I think during the cricket world cup
        8.Illusion that LTTE can go on fighting an Army of a Country
        9.sabotagin various ceasefire agreements and frustrating the IC

        I also admire VP and the LTTE at the time ….one of the worlds best liberation fighters ever.

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          Rajesh,

          On the point about 50:50, I agree that it was an ill-thought out and an arrogant call. However, I hope you know that GGP did not want 50% for the Tamils exclusively as he incorporated all the minorities including christians.

          I for one found VP an arrogant, self-opininated, obstinate and unscrupulous individual; there is nothing to admire about him but for his fanatical crusade towards his goal! Do you know, pre May 2009, LTTE killed more Tamils than GOSL? His obsession about achieving Eelam, without comprehending the limitations, at any cost was self-destructive. One may argue that a freedom fighter must have such traits; may be so, but retrospectively, the Tamils would have been far better off if we had not foolishly formulated the Vaddukkoddai resolution. How can we as tamils be proud of pioneering the concept of suicide bombing? Eelam remains a pipe-dreem that cannot be sustained both economically or geographically. Harbouring such an ambition, even conceptually, will result in majority irritation and inimical to the well-being of the Tamils. TNA is the only vehicle that we should put weight on emboldening it obtain maximum devolution and self-respect for the Tamils.

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            We have in CM Wiggy an able and fresh thinking politician. I agree TNA is the only vehicle that we should put weight on emboldening it obtain maximum devolution and self-respect for the Tamils.

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              Rajash,
              Could you please elaborate “maximum devolution and self-respect for the Tamils”?
              Thanks

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                I am writting an article on it …watch this space.

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      Rajas

      Go and get a serious examination of the centre of your nervous system. It is showing signs of corrosion.

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        Well if mine is showing signs of erosion it’s not too late for me to put it right.

        Your’s seems to have gone beyond it. Poor you

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      Rajas

      You appear to hijack this forum to consider your anger and hate against individuals and to promote your unattainable dream that saw thousands and thousands being killed over the years.

      Your interest of ‘(a) devolved power a federal Tamil state within the unitary state of Sri Lanka. (b) A separate Tamil Eelam but on Sri Lankan soil’ is dead and buried aspiration now. (b) is not a realistic dream. You may achieve (a) if Sri Lanka devolve powers under pressure from India and the world with an alternative model like the one writer is promoting in the CT.

      There has been enough blood being spilt. We do not need to spill any more with your (a) and (b) theory.

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    Kajan-“You appear to hijack this forum to consider your anger and hate against individuals “…I beg to differ…the forum is open and democratioc to challenge and debate one’s point of view .

    Am I accusing you of hate campaign agaisnt me?

    is Dayan Jayatillke, Dharshini Ratnavalli, Raji Wijesinghe accusing those who oppose thier view point as hate capaigners?

    Here is the challenege I have thrown and no one has come back with an answer. Instead of theorising that Sri Lankan Tamils should annexe thmesleves to India. in reality how will this be implemented?

    Annexing Tamils of Sri Lanka to India is the dream of Mahinda. The end of Tamils of Sri Lanka as we know it.

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    Lalitha, Siva, Kajan et el please read the blog “Paradigm Shift Needed In Tamil Thinking” by Vishwamithra1984 –

    By Paradigm shift he is not suggesting that NE annexe to India.

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      Rajash

      So what?

      Nonsensical assertion of yours.

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    Jaya Jaya Deva give the money you collected from Tamils back to Tamils. Now that you have changed camps.

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