24 November, 2020

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Major Diplomatic Snub: Illegal Foreign Minister Sarath Amunugama Humiliated In Maldives

The illegal foreign minister of Sri Lanka, Dr. Sarath Amunugama was humiliated in Maldives when he attempted to lead the Sri Lanka delegation to the inauguration of President elect, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Amunugama who was named as “foreign minister” by President Maithripala Sirisena after the October 26 coup would anyway lose his position after the defeat of the No Confidence Motion against purported Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. As per Article 48 (2) of the constitution the Cabinet of Ministers stand dissolved in the event of a prime minister losing a No Confidence motion. Two no confidence votes have been passed in Parliament and the Speaker’s rulings have gone unchallenged. Only the House can overturn a ruling by the Speaker despite the President’s obstinate and unconstitutional claims that he will not “accept” the NCMs passed against his illegally appointed PM.

Almost one month into the Coup the Sirisena-Rajapaksa illegal Government is desperate for international recognition. Snubbed once by Colombo based foreign correspondents the illegal Foreign Minister even used a routine press conference at the Ministry to which local and foreign media were invited to claim foreign media had met the “FOREIGN MINISTER”.

It seemed to Dr Amunugama that the best opportunity for international recognition would be at the inauguration of the new Maldivian President Solih.

He was hoping for a picture opportunity with regional leaders that would give the Rajapaksa’s illegal cabinet some semblance of international legitimacy. No country in the world has recognised the illegitimate government of Rajapaksa and his Cabinet. Not a single congratulatory message has been received from any country, let alone India and the West. No Ambassador based in Sri Lanka has met the illegal foreign minister in a formal setting. When Foreign Ministers Mangala Samaraweera, Ravi Karunanayake and Thilak Marapana were appointed they all visited New Delhi within days and met with the Indian establishment. In all these instances high level meetings were arranged including with Prime Minister Modi.

Amunugama had hoped he could hobnob with the regional leaders and sneak in a photo opportunity to claim a minimum level of legitimacy to his rogue regime. All these plans went astray when the newly elect Maldivian government decided in invite former president Chandrika Kumaratunga for the inauguration of president Solih. Former President Kumaratunga was given pride of place by the Maldivians at the function. She sat next to former Maldives presidents Mohamed Waheed and Mohamed Nasheed. Next to Nasheed was the most powerful man of South Asia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. Nowhere in sight of the VVIPs was the supposed head of the Sri Lankan delegation, pseudo foreign minister Sarath Amunugama.

Dr. Amunugama earlier in the day had tweeted “FM Dr Sarath Amunugama leading the Sri Lanka delegation at the swearing in ceremony of the newly elected President of Maldives.”

Clearly he did not expect to be relegated to a side by former President Kumaratunga. Amunugama didn’t even get the two second opportunity to shake hands with Prime Minister Modi to pull off his diplomatic coup for recognition. Instead President Kumaratunga was seen engaged in cordial conversation with the prime minister of India. The former Sri Lankan President also met President Solih after the inauguration. Desperate for photo ops but getting none Amunugama and his ‘delegation’ which included only Faizer Mustapha who was attending on a personal connection and the son and heir of Mahinda Rajapaksa – Namal. The country’s purported second son was seated way back somewhere near ambassadors from neighbouring countries who were accredited to the Maldives once again a safe distance away from Modi and other guests of honour.

The Rajapaksa camp has once again failed to fathom the power of a democratic movement against authoritarian rule. The parallels between the January 8th movement and the opposition victory in the Maldives are significant. The victorious president Solih represents a cross section of the opposition to former strongman Yameen, who like Rajapaksa took Maldives in a path of undemocratic repression. President Nasheed in particular who was in exile found support from Prime Minister Wickremesinghe. It was due to this gratitude that he had Sri Lanka on his minds at the most momentous occasion of recent Maldivian history. He tweeted “As a new dawn breaks in the Maldives, it’s heartbreaking to see Sri Lanka in such difficulty. I hope Sri Lanka will soon come out of this predicament. Sri Lankans are like our cousins, and Maldivians celebrate today only because of Sri Lanka’s help and support.” This is a not so subtle reference to the support extended by the Ranil Wickremesinghe government to the democratic forces in Maldives in the last three and a half years.

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  • 89
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    The Rajapakse’s know, no shame. They get snubbed but continue to run behind western powers.

    Amunugama on the other hand is a learned man who has chosen the path of illegitimacy putting to waste a gifted intellectual mind. All for the sake of power and MONEY.

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      Yes, Jarapassas are shameless, but so too is Bondscam Ranil Wickramasinghe who is owned and operated by Washington’s Economic Hit men.
      CT Eds: The so-called diplomatic community is part of the problem and NOT the Solution in Lanka’s political-economic crisis today.

      The reason for the political crisis in Lanka is because of the US-China cold war in Indian Ocean and the diplomatic community – US-Japan-EU-Singapore that harbours Mahendran network are all in the US game. Washington is desperate to teach China a lesson in Lanka as in the Maldives and control and loot Lanka strategic land, transport and energy infrastructure in Indian Ocean. This is why right wing Millennium Challenge Corp. and IMF drafted Bondscam Ranil’s economic policy which was designed to benefit America First and global 1 percent.

      Both Jarapassa family and Bondscam Ranil who is owned and operated by US and its allies have turned Parliament of Lanka into a Cesspit of corruption this past 15 years and should share the same prison cell.

    • 10
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      Amunugama,s nocturnal associations with uneducated women would have corrupted his intellect

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      How about your hero RW master mind behind Asia’s biggest heist of a central bank? Where is his shame between the legs?

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        That is the difference between Ranil the mastermind and the Rajapakse idiots. Ranil was exonerated by the bond commission while the Rajapkses are still attending courts!

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        Mohandev

        You seem knowledgeable in Bank Robberies.
        Is it possible for you to explain to us how RW broke the Central Bank safe?
        How much did he steal?
        Who drove the getaway vehicle?
        What was the police doing at the time of the robbery?

        Where did they hide the loot?
        If you were the only witness why didn’t alert the authorities?
        Are you disappointed because the loot was never shared with you as promised?

  • 75
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    Amunugama is a shameless bum-sucker. Even in his late eighties he hasn’t had enough. His lust shows no limits. There’s no SATISFACTION.

    • 11
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      Ajay – Put this question to Geetha K?

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        mike

        NDTV reported that
        “The legislator son of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today indicated that the demand of the Tamil minority community to release all Tamil prisoners may be fulfilled soon, a move aimed at persuading the Tamil legislators to support Mr Rajapaksa.
        “President Sirisena and Prime Minister Rajapaksa would make a decision very soon,” Namal Rajapaksa tweeted.”

        The political brat also said (26/11/18) he was going to visit Tamil detainees (without trial) the next day.
        Did he visit the detainees?
        Did his dad and Hopper Sirisena release anyone?

        Does he think Trinco Sam is still living in Konda Damela era?

  • 20
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    I’m not in a position right now to show other Sr Lankans all the parallels between the politics of the Maldives and Sri Lanka. I have an internet problem.
    .
    Shall do so in about three days – when, unfortunately, nobody will be looking at this article.
    .
    Just to mention: it was a coup that ended the wonderful Nasheed’s Presidency.
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    Few will be able to understand how much it mattered that Jeevan Hoole monitored the Maldivian Presidential elections 8 weeks ago.

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      The link below may help readers to understand the context in which the Maldivian Presidential Election took place:

      .
      https://www.google.lk/amp/s/www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/nasheed-requests-sri-lankan-government-to-engage-robustly-in-transition-of-power/amp/
      .
      World reaction to that Election result was one of surprise. I knew that if a fair election were held it was a cakewalk. So, when a close Maldivian friend, known to me for 56 years told me that Nasheed and Solih were meeting those Maldivians who were going to vote at the two polling stations in Colombo, I rushed to Mount Lavinia. Never mind being illclad and unkempt. The details you will find at that link.
      .
      Nasheed acknowledged the messages I had sent him via his website. They knew that the rigging had already been done. They were hoping that there would be at least one honest polls monitor among those coming from only pariah states. I told him that Hoole was the likeliest from Sri Lanka, and that he would be stubbornly independent and honest.
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      I’ve managed all that from a mobile phone; better post before my ineptitude ruins all.

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      Part Two
      .
      Please note that all that I said in Part One is correct, but in my own language. Anni (Nasheed) never referred to us as “pariahs”. On the contrary, he’s charming and he remembered our only previous meeting in 1994.
      .
      I gave the identity of my Maldivian friend only to Anni and he quite appreciated the fact that my friend would not be showing himself at a polling station, with two younger brothers having been murdered.
      .
      As for Hoole, I had already sent him many of the Colombo Telegraph articles that the Professor had written. Anni confirmed his interest, and I subsequently sent him much more. However, all direct contacts would have to be formal and acknowledgeable. I don’t even now have Anni’s personal email address – and don’t want it. When it was found that a PDF file couldn’t go through his website, I was written to by one of his aids, and it was emailed that way.
      .
      As for Hoole’s contribution, let me provide you with that media link later. Suffice to say now that the confidence I was able to inspire in the independence of Hoole stood the Solih campaign in good stead.
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      Solih I shook hands with, wished him well and expressed the hope that he would be a good President for 18 months, since that was the promise. Subsequently Anni has said that Solih should complete his five years. Prophetically, I asked Solih to learn from the mistakes that My3 was making.

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      Dear Native Vedda,
      .
      Clearly my comments are coming far too late, but it looks as though you’d appreciate more facts . Well, according to my Maldivian friends, Nasheed and Ibu Solih were apprehensive that Yameen could still turn the tables, although the gap between the sides was as high as 70:30. Indeed, Nasheed told me as much. They were afraid that the election monitors from Hungary, Romania, the Philippines, Palestine, Malaysia, Jordan and Sri Lanka would do as they were bade by their generous host, Yameen Abdul Gayyoom. And indeed, Yameen had kept that part of of his word, and sent them sightseeing to the Hilton Resort on the 25th of September.
      .
      However, before that, on the 24th, with all the results in, the Elections Commission had held a meeting in the capital, Male, and asked how the election (by now announced as a comfortable 58:42 victory for Solih) had been conducted. Very well had been the unanimous verdict. One guy alone had added something “unnecessary”, as is recorded here, somewhat ambiguously:
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      https://raajje.mv/en/news/41255
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      Professor Hoole had apparently stated that while what they saw on the three days that they were there was all right, he had read something of the run up to the elections. With many citizens desirous of contesting jailed, and many other politicians (including Yameen’s own elder brother) also incarcerated, this was hardly something that could be called a free and fair election. Both my Maldivian friends were sure that had Yameen succeeded in his efforts to rig, only Hoole would have protested that the election was a sham.
      .
      And having proclaimed that, Hoole had boarded a flight, without enjoying the pleasure jaunt. Now, that asceticism, I consider most eccentric. Where would we be able to find a soothsayer capable of predicting Hoole’s next faux pas?.

  • 10
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    What’s the most important thing is whether the majority Sri Lankans accept them, not foreigners.

    So good to hold an election & decide it.

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      Real R.
      We might have to have elections till MR wins, Look at the parliament.

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        Upali

        Oh boy, what a silly person you’re.

        A vote inside the parliament can do nothing to save our nation,

        People want to dissolve the parliament & have fresh parliamentary election to enable them to elect a new PM, MPs & government of their choice.

        The mandate people had given to MS & RW for gg came to halt when MS’s & MR”s MPs withdrew from the govt.

    • 4
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      Yes but then you must decline foreign aid. You can’t have the cake and the bun.

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        Mickey mouse

        We don’t want their cake & bun.

        Foreign aid means mainly loans repayable with interest.

        For the rich it’s a business so they’ll never stop giving loans to countries like SL.

        Don’t be afraid & stop uttering nonsense.

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      We held an election three years ago and decided. What was the hurry for all this. You want us to spend billions more for another election?

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        Paddy

        The election held 3 years ago was for a promised good governance of MS & RW.

        People gave the mandate only for that promised good governance & failure for rendering what they promised must terminate the mandate.

        UNP/RW part of the gg involved in looting the CB through bond scam so the words “good governance” became a mere joke.

        The 2 were @ loggerheads for some time until MS withdrew his power base from gg so that should be taken as the end of the mandate.

        It’s very clear that people who voted for them didn’t witness good governance @ all.

        So the mandate finished pre maturely & now people want an election & waiting impatiently till 7th December.

        When there’s a need for election it must be held without considering the costs involved because timely elections make countries stable.

        So paddy have courage to agitate for an election, tell UNP friends to press leadership for that.

        A parliamentary vote to check majority support will never be productive @ this moment.

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      Of course . But under a legitimate Government not under MARA SIRA government

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        Don’t worry, we have elections commission.

    • 4
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      Fine. Do it the proper way. with a two-thirds majority vote in parliament.
      .
      I don’t think that the UNP will co-operate however. They are disorganised themselves. So, yes they will be scared, but not say so.
      .
      I’m not a diehard supporter of the UNP; and I’m firmly of the view that they need a leader different from Ranil Wickremasinghe.
      .
      The objection that any ethical person will have is the effort of Sirisena and Rajapaksa to spring a surprise election when the other side was not allowed to expect it.
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      In practical terms, the prices of all goods will be halved for the month preceding the elections, money will be printed and all salaries doubled, farmers will be given free insecticides and fertiliser.
      .
      So, a week after the elections, “foreigners” will find that they get 500 Sri Lankan rupees for a U.S. $, dollar, all prices will sky rocket, the land will be poisoned, CKD of (what do you call it?) unknown etiology? ( I really am not learned enough to know such things!) – whatever the thing, it’ll abound in this still green and pleasant land where every prospect still pleases, and racists alone are vile. . . .
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      I hope you realise that I at least am aware of my comparative ignorance – the average voter isn’t.
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      I’s so easy for the Rajapaksas to win – just tell Sinhala-Buddhists, like “Real Revolutionist”, that the “Demalas” are at the gate, and they’ll vote you guys in.
      .
      No, I’m not for that game.

  • 19
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    Some days I just love CT!

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      Shyam

      “Some days I just love CT!”

      We love CT so much so we have disposed our house.

  • 43
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    Yes, these goons going to be national and international pariah. None within and outside the the country would give the due recognition to this pariah mafia. What kind of education and decency they have when they do this kind of highway robbery of illegal, undermocratic and unconstitutional power grabbing. Shameless Shitsena, MR and goons lost all the respect from the people and the world due to their despicable actions.

  • 41
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    RE: Major Diplomatic Snub: Illegal Foreign Minister Sarath Amunugama Humiliated In Maldives

    “Only the House can overturn a ruling by the Speaker despite the President’s obstinate and unconstitutional claims that he will not “accept” the NCMs passed against his illegally appointed PM”

    Yes. Why should the Maldivians accept the Illegal Foreign Minister, when the Illegal Prime Minister and his Cabinet is NOT Accepted by the Parliament, this is elected by 100% of the People?

    This should put on notice that Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cabinet are all illegals.

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      Amarasiri

      “…………. this is elected by 100% of the people?”

      Yes , good argument (to the appearance)

      But have an analytical view @ the context in which people voted for that parliament.

      People voted for a promised good governance by MS & RW together.

      Some might argue that they experienced gg but for majority it’s far from gg, may be worse than the existed quality of governance

      Now the smartest argument is, what’s the validity of that parliament when the 2 are @ loggerheads?

      Democratically, their mandate came to the end on the date MS’s support base left the government so the parliament content is unacceptable for people so that’s why people are crying for election now.

      RW’s majority is invalid now as it doesn’t reflect people’s actual voice.

      So RW’s govt. too is invalid now.

      So RW is fake PM, KJ is fake speaker.

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    “Illegal” is a term that is most appropriate to Mahinda & Co. They are good example for uncivilisation. They are very good at pretending, cheating and robbery. They want power whether it is short term or long term. They know well that they can earn as much as possible even with the short period. They will sign billions worth of contract with China during this period and they will earn all the money each to become the richest in the world. Once it is signed it is become national debt and we people have to pay as we paid for past 3.5 years. According to law and constitution they are legal. They did lot murders and signed lots of contracts during their period but 50% of population still in support of them. What a magic dramist?

  • 40
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    Both Sarath Amunugama and Namal Rajapakse are shameless and again bringing disgrace to Sri Lanka. These two could not even get the honourable respect as that of Chandrika Kumaranatunge. At least now Maithiripala should have appointed Ranil as PM and remain honourably or resign from his post of President

  • 31
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    What a shame on this fake academic called Sarath Amanaya. He is a fake scholar and an abominable plagiarist like DaYan Jaya – Tilaka who was expelled from a university from US for academic dishonesty

  • 30
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    Sarath and his bag carrier Namal were like gooseberries. The foreigners put our upstart parvenus in their place. Oh the shame of it!

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    Nothing but a huge LOL at CT

  • 36
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    These groups do not have any self respect. It is MS did this all drama. Impeach him now. Ranil was so kind with criminals. Now , they punched on his back. That’s it. It is divine Karuma for Ranil. Why did not he punish criminals. That is what public wanted.. When you a leader of a country .. You can not hide criminals. it is morally wrong . Moreover, you can not run a country like. can you expect any English rulers will hide criminals. Noway, to maintain rule of law, you have to apply law. There is a difference between personal life and public life. when you come to public life you must apply the rule of law to all, even if it is agaisnt to own children.. Ranil did that mistake. He did not punish them Now God punish him for not to applying laws to criminals. Now, criminals want to capture power at any cost.

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      “Ranil was so kind with criminals”.
      Why did he do so? Was he also one?

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      Very appropriate comment on Ranil’s stark mistakes!

  • 21
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    That must have hurt their massive ego’s and made them feel insignificant, which they are. Serves the son and heir right too. Maybe he should advise his father to retire with all those billions, and stay out of politics. The world is sending them a loud message, but they seem to be too deaf, and dumb, to get it.

  • 18
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    Ranil can stand tall with any world leader including Trump. World leaders like Ranil very much including Modi. But MY3, MR, Sajith, Karu – they do not have the charisma to attrack goodwill from international leaders. If Ranil becomes President he will bring much needed foreign aid to our country.

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      Manel Anoda,
      .
      Everything is true. Unfortunately, first Ranil has to become a President here in SL where everything you have said becomes a contrary opinion.

  • 29
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    What a mess this man, My3 has got into, and brought this nation to!! What a mess!!!. Unless he redeems himself very quickly, I can assure anyone reading this that the Yanks, the Brits, the Ozzies, the E.Us, the Canooks etc are going to boycott our paradise isle. No tourists, embargoes on oil, vehicles, luxury goods etc and in all likelihood, ban the flights of Srilankan flights to these countries. The worst case scenario: Donald Trump imposing a blockade of our harbours.

    Why I say this is that in my lifetime, I have never seen this level of antipathy against a “government” by the international community. Never.

    Best not to try these people.

    ps. I am not a fan of R.W who should have left politics, or atleast handed over the leadership to a person to be chosen by the UNP rank and file. But this foolish man (My3) must understand how the international community works.

  • 26
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    CT
    “Major Diplomatic Snub: Illegal Foreign Minister Sarath Amunugama Humiliated In Maldives”

    This diplomatic incident could not be ignored and let it go unanswered.
    Sri Lanka should punish the Maldives appropriately. Maybe an invasion of the islands and occupation subsequently will teach them a lesson they will not forget.
    Who do they think they are? chutti fellows.

    Send a seaborne invasion force under the command of Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa (medals East Humanitarian Operation Medal, North and East Operations Medal, Purna Bhumi Padakkama, Fast Attack Craft (FAC) Squadron Pin and the Commendation Badge), “General” Gotabaya Rajapaksa, …… many single handed generals, …………. occupy indefinitely.
    We will be right behind them.

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      President of Male !
      Our Native Vedddha is only joking!!
      Lieutenant Field Marshal Yoshitha Rajapakse ‘s various Paddakkamas are all wooden sticks which are only Used to play hide and seek with Daaham and the rocket man brother.

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        Analyst

        The highest rank in UK navy is First Sea Lord and the USA is Fleet Admiral.

        Field Marshal applies only to Army ranking unless of course you consider Yoshitha is capable of holding commanding all three branches of security forces plus STF, Field Marshall, First Sea Lord or Fleet Admiral, Marshal of the air force, ………………

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      You can shout, cry and beat your chest weeping “This diplomatic incident could not be ignored and let it go unanswered.” ….
      u talk about invasions … Yes! they have done it once invading your beloved country called :EEEELLLLam” using FAC by your most hated general … there by keeping SRI LANKA for whole sri lankans…
      KARU maya, Ranil and ambassadors of west are already out and srilankans are in the driving seat of the government… You just kiss their backs but nothing change …
      WE, genuine srilankans are very concerned about the ‘CONCERNS’ shown by western diplomats’s in their media releases and clapping in parliament to bring in Arabian spring to destroy SL…. you never succeed, Native Vadda … MR is not a slave like many polticians (Ranil, Chandarika B …) … He has a backbone … As he said many times that he accepted the post on the request of the President and he is prepared to go if it is challenged by properly and according to constitution…
      Ambassadors clappings and beating chests like u do, would not bring anything you want Native Vadda …. Make up your mind, NV … Srilankans did the experiment with so called ‘Yahapalanaya’ and they now hate even the word….

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        Bruno Umbato

        What is your point if you have one?

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      The three guys who have “disliked” your comment would not have realised your sarcasm, dear NV.
      .
      We must do what we can, when we can. Not impose ourselves where we aren’t wanted. The most important guy in the Maldives today is Ex-President, Nasheed. But see how he is willing to play second fiddle on Ibu Solih’s big day.
      .
      Public roles and gestures are necessary. That must have misled Namal. One of Mahinda Rakapaksa’s brothers had passed away about three months ago. Nasheed had visited Medamulana to condole. I have commented on that visit in what I wrote two months ago. The link I have submitted above.

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        Sinhala_Man

        Thanks for your clarification.

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    Namal

    You look bored.
    You should have taken your favourite Baby Safari Soft lion Toy with you. Probably your childminder GL P must have forgotten to pack in your Diaper Bag Backpack.

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      what is Namal doing there? in what capacity?
      …and tax payers are paying for it?

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      Native – notice the tweet id @presrajapaske?
      he still harbouring ambitions?

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    Ah ! Never mind they were given free celebratory lunch/ dinner before returning home.
    Someone mentioned somewhere earlier that RW too is in the drama with the other two , MS and MR to cover up each other’s crimes.
    At the end the othe UNPers , TNA and JVP are taken for a ride.
    All 3 Criminals are scratching each other’s backs.
    If one can remember that BR went for a tête-à-tête with RW soon after he was sacked , The 3 Musketeers have incriminating books of each other.
    The UNP should decide of the fate of RW first. He too is a cunning fox with shady secrets behind.
    Who can we trust??
    None of those front runners at present.
    Lanka Maatha is doomed for ever with criminals ruling the country.

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      “If one can remember that BR went for a te^_a^_t^te with Ranil soon after he was sacked”.
      True, Ranil’s no saint.
      But he’s been seen as one because of Sillysena’s idiotic doing’s in conniving with MaRa to sack him.
      JVP’s correct in demanding his vacating or ejection from TT’s.
      The tax paying public is getting indebted every day he delays. But the catch 22 is MaRa will creep in like a snake.

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    An old decent Sinhalese lady within our family circles, who saw what happened to many of her Tamil friends and their assets in July ’83 – swears by her God what the majority Sinhalese are going through now is divine retribution for causing untold misery and sorrow to millions of innocent Tamils in the Colombo District. She mentions the 300 tons (?) of Gold stolen from innocent Tamil women during the 2009 period – now reported sold by a politically powerful woman to a Japanese trader for billions of American Dollars.

    We old people believe every action has a reaction. We have seen similar situations in our own lifetime. Why should this not be true?

    Vanangamudi

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      Tamils are not Squeaky clean
      How does retribution work for the terrible atrocities and criminal activities
      Done by the LTTE!!!!!

      The Tamils – have a 50% responsibility for this mess

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        Sort of agree with you on your point on LTTE. But you should not tarnish the Tamils as a whole for crimes committed by the LTTE, just as Tamils should not do the same by the Sinhalese for crimes committed by the armed forces! Also, I am not too sure about the 50% blame you apportion to Tamils, but certainly very much less of a percentage given Tamils have never controlled parliamentary governance of the country!

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        Citizen Silva
        FYI LTTE and Tamils are poles apart.
        LTTE terrorists kept guns pointed on the heads of Tamils by falsely claiming to be their sole representatives, while succsive Sinhalese regimes have 100% responsibility in helping the LTTE to keep Tamils subdued and helpless.
        In doing that both Sinhalese and Tamils suffered colllateral loss and damage to life and property for over thirty years.
        For some Sinhalese and Tamils the said war provided a golden opportunity to get enormously rich quickly.
        It is they who do not want peace nor progress for the ordinary Sinhalese,Tamils,and Muslims and others.
        So we have the present uncertain situation in the country. . That is the tragedy.

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      Vanangamudi
      As per your exposition or that of the Sinhalese lady, if retributive justice is on its relentless play and Sinhalese are on the receiving end, were Tamils on the dispensing end as the original sinners? Who threw the first stone? Arguments will be endless till we reach the first few in the human race!

      Best that we abandon the esoteric, apprehend those guilty of infractions of the law and mete out severest mandatory punishments. What does the famous Tamil poet say? “Punishing the hardened criminals is like ridding a paddy field of its weeds”.

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      The Sinhalese stole 300 tonnes of gold from Tamil women in LTTE’s human shield in 2009.
      BUT
      Gold reserves of UK is 310 tonnes.
      Gold reserves of China is 1842 tonnes – Only 6 times more than the Tamil women in the LTTE human shield
      If there were 100,000 Tamil women in the human shield, then each had 3 kg of gold on the average
      If there were 150,000 Tamil women in the human shield then each had 2 kg of gold on the average
       
      Sinhalese caused untold misery and sorrow to millions of innocent Tamils in the Colombo in 1983. 
      BUT
      Total number of Tamils in Colombo in 1983 was 180,000

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        Punchi Point

        As to the gold of Tamil women stolen during the “War” I was quoting from memory. Hence my remarks the “300 tons (?)” (in brackets) The fact the gold was stolen and later alleged to be sold
        to a Japanese Gold dealer is well publicised. And, as to who the Seller is also well known. I concede there is some grey area in the quantity. There is little point in being legalistic about this. The fact is the precious gold assets of (mostly) Tamil women – most of them wearing their traditional Thali and other ornaments – was taken from army control and sold.

        The poor owners of the gold and the world must know – by whom, when and sold to whom.

        Vanangamudi

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        Punchi Point also writes there were only 180,000 Tamils in 1983. I was referring to the much wider “Colombo District” The “millions” I used was a figure of speech describing a large number. Please
        remember I also referred to “decent and kind Sinhalese” during that
        pogrom. Indeed there were many.

        I am afraid like the Holocaust deniers of today in the world, in decades to come there will be, in this country, Sinhalese “historians” denying the July ’83 pogrom ever took place. Already history is re-written that the Jaffna Library was burned by Tamil terrorists. Is this surprising in a country where, in recent times, modern additions were made to the so-called Mahawansa.

        Vanangamudi

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          1. Colombo district had 170,000 Sri Lanka Tamils in 1981. Total number of Sri Lanka Tamils in the island was 1.8 million. How can there be millions of Tamils in Colombo district in 1983?
          2. Do you really mean to say that 1983 was like the Holocaust? Please do not insult the victims of Holocaust by comparing 1983 to it. Nobody needs to deny what happened in 1983, what can be denied is the exaggerated claims Tamils have made about the deaths and losses and even the effects of 1983.
          3. Jaffna Public Library was burnt by the LTTE. The government had no reason to burn its own property. Also, the Jaffna Public Library was just a public library and did not contain any ancient documents and manuscripts as claimed by the Tamils.
          4. Mahavamsa is a chronicle, as such its all about additions. We do not need your permission to add whatever we want to the Mahavamsa.

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            Do not try to distort the truth to cover up the criminals. I am a witness to the 1983 riots. It was planned and executed by the then UNP government with the approval of JRJ. It was only meant to be on Sunday night, but it went out of control with Cyril Mathew and his gang going about. On Monday morning I went for work and though there were burnt out properties, there were no signs of any impending trouble. Had JR declared curfew overnight nothing would have happened thereafter. Rudra Rajasingham the Then IGP was prevented from meeting JR by army personnel. The kitchen cabinet of JR – Lalith A, Gamini D, Premadasa and Cyril M were in the forefront. Ordinary thugs including Muslims took part in the looting, but killing of people and burning of properties were done by the government goon squads as well as members of the armed forces. About 3000 Tamils were killed but the government as usual underplayed it by putting the figure at 800.
            As for burning of Jaffna library this new thing of LTTE doing it has been put by Edward Gunawardena, who was present in Jaffna at the time it was burnt. Jaffna library was deliberately targeted to destroy ancient ola leaves describing the history of Jaffna and its people. Thugs were taken to Jaffna as election officers by Cyril Mathew, Gamini Dissanayake and Premachandra. There was a meeting held in Jaffna fort the previous night where only Sinhala policemen were invited and were told of the rioting to be carried out. This is the reason why no inquiry was held. In 1981 LTTE was relatively small and powerless. To come out with this new theory of apportioning blame is rank racism.

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              In addition to comments by Dr. Gnana P:unchi Point cannot be serious that the UNP Govt of the day was not entirely responsible for the destruction of the Jaffna Library – a treasure house of historic material of Lankan Tamil history. Many thugs then involved were rewarded by successive Sinhala governments – all part and parcel of Sinhala extremism of which Punchi Point could well be a part. This is a joint venture of the activist Buddhist clergy, Sinhala top Mudalalis, apolitical uniformed men, anti-Tamil senior Ministers and the lot. A well known thug of the day from Boralesgamuwa, a key figure in the Jaffna Library burning. This then JSS front-liner – an uneducated rascal – was promoted as a Minister since both by UNP and SLFP-lead Cabinets. He is still there in the political front lines.

              Punchi Point appears to be an reasonably English-educated man – though seething with anti-Tamil racism and out to remove embarrassing recent history. His efforts to erase facts and evidence of 7/83 will not succeed. The region and world
              knows what happened. BTW, Tamilnadu and India is not only the original home of the Tamils but of Sinhalese as well. Try refreshing your history by referring to the academic work of the much respected Lawyer-Historian-Marxist Dr.Colvin R. de Silva who spoke for all Sinhalese when he concluded “We all came from there. The difference is when and from where in India”

              Vanangamudi

              BTW – I sent another response yesterday about the alleged “300 tons of Gold” but CT has chosen not to publish it.

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                Vanangamudi, It does not make sense that the UNP who wanted to have DDC elections badly would want to disrupt the elections. I do not have the time to write a better reply to you as the comments are closing today on this article. I am very suspicious of these claims about the library fire because of all the exaggerated and fabricated claims that emerged about the loss of historically valuable manuscripts. As said in my reply to reply to Sankaralingam, there were no historically important ancient documents found in the island.
                 
                Starting from the early 19th century British colonial government administrators and scholars were looking all over the island for historical manuscripts to study the history and the people here. There’s alot written about how eager many British scholars and administrators in the colonial government were to find whatever ancient manuscripts they could. The British found several thousands of ancient Sinhalese and Pali manuscripts, and even a few Burmese manuscripts but they never found any ancient Tamil manuscripts. All scholars have been aware of the total absence of any ancient Tamil literature here. But after the library fire in 1981 Tamils started claiming that there were ancient Tamil manuscripts in the library, including the original copy of the Yaalpana-Vaipava-Malai! This is why I got interested in finding out about the burning of the library, since I knew that there were no ancient Tamil manuscripts in Srilanka and that the original Yaalpana-Vaipava-Malai was lost long time ago (see my reply to Sankaralingam above).

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              Sankaralingam,
              1. Did you see any policeman or army soldier kill or attack a Tamil in 1983? I challenge you to mention where you saw the army or the police killing Tamils in 1983? Where, meaning WHERE EXACTLY, i.e the exact location. If you cannot answer that question, that means its just another of your rumours, like 1000s of your other malicious rumours. Nobody is denying that innocent Tamils were killed in 1983, but to say that the army killed Tamils is simply not true. Also, if you have the brains to read and understand my post, my objection was that its wrong to present the 1983 attack on the Tamils as if the common Sinhalese folk attacked Tamils. You seem to agree with me on that point, but you are saying that the army killed Tamils. That’s not true.
               
              2. Do you mean to say that these UNP ministers took Sinhalese people to Jaffna with the intention of burning the Jaffna Public Library? To begin with the government had no reason to burn its own property, and why would the government want to destroy a library? Jaffna public library was just one of many public libraries in Jaffna, and was built, funded and maintained by the government. Salaries for the 15-16 employees were paid by the government. The stories that emerged after the fire about the fabricated importance of this building, which was upto that time an insignificant place is just ludicrous. Even more ludicrous are the bogus claims about the loss of supposedly irreplaceable books and nonexistent ancient Tamil palm-leaf manuscripts, which anyone who had studied the history of the Tamils in island knows never existed.
              Contd below…

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              … Contd
              The most deplorable element in the whole affair is that all these bogus claims and allegations are made by the Tamils with the sole purpose of demonizing and stigmatizing the Sinhalese. It is the Sinhalese people who are supposed to have burnt and destroyed the Jaffna Public Library with the intent of destroying Tamil culture and literary heritage. It is an allegation directed towards the Sinhalse people and not the government. This is where the true hateful sick Tamil mentality shows. FYI 99% of Sinhalese people did not even know about the existence of the wretched Jaffna Public library, let alone burning it.
               
              To add weight to these baseless allegations Tamils fraudulently claimed that the original of Yaalpana Vaipava Malai and other supposedly ancient manuscripts kept in the library and had got burnt. Another version of it is that the Sinhalese wanted to destroy these imaginary nonexistent Tamil manuscripts and that is the reason the Sinhalese people set fire to the Jaffna Public library!! While the truth of the matter was that there were no ancient Tamil manuscripts ever found in the island and the original copy of the Yaalpana Vaipava Malai was never found after it was translated by C. Britto in 1879. See introduction pages xx-xxi in Mudaliyar C. Rasanayagam’s book “Ancient Jaffna”, where he says that there are no ancient Tamil literature older than 14th-15th century available to reconstruct Tamil history in Ceylon and that the original Yalpana Vaipava Malai could not be found to check the correctness of the printed version.
              Contd below…

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              … Contd
              Incidentally Mudalyiar C. Rasanayagam was also the first commissioner of the Ceylon Historical Manuscript Commission which was established in 1931 for the conservation of manuscripts to collect, catalogue, copy and preserve ancient manuscripts and any important ancient manuscript found would have been kept in the national archives or the museum library or even a university library with facilities to store palm-leaf manuscripts and not let to degenerate in a sandalwood box in a public library.
               
              Even today there are only a few public libraries with capabilities and capacity to preserve palm-leaf manuscripts, but ancient historically important manuscripts will never be stored in public libraries. If the original of Yaalpana Vaipava Malai had been found it most certainly would not have been stuffed away in a sandalwood box in a public library. The first thing about conservation of palm-leaf manuscripts is not to store them on top of each other. How irresponsible is it of the Tamil librarian to stuff ancient palm-leaf manuscripts in a box? Also, even if we assume that the Tamil claim is true and that there actually were ancient manuscripts in the public library, why weren’t they at least copied and catalogued? Copying important manuscripts is one of the first steps in preserving contents in ancient manuscripts. The library had the microfilming facilities as it is also claimed that microfilms of the journal Morning Star were also lost in the fire. So why weren’t these supposed ancient manuscripts microfilmed? Why haven’t anyone heard of these ancient manuscripts until after the fire? Why haven’t the texts of these manuscripts ever been quoted or referenced or studied anywhere?
              Contd below…

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              … Contd
              All what we hear is a story about these supposedly ancient manuscripts being destroyed by the fire. Everything smells of fraud equivalent to insurance fraud, where after a fire people start claiming that they had lost things they never owned in the first place in order to collect insurance money. These Tamil stories about the losses due to the fire in the public library are also like that.
               
              Claiming the loss of the whole of the supposed ancient Tamil literary heritage due a fire in a public library goes to prove the extent and greatness of that imagined heritage. Regardless of whether the library was burnt by the LTTE or the government/Sinhalese people the library simply did not have any ancient Tamil palm leaf manuscripts in it for the simple reason that there were no ancient Tamil manuscripts ever found in the island. If any ancient Tamil manuscripts were found in Sri Lanka it would have been a sensation and would have made headlines in the scholarly world. So please stop lying about nonexistent ancient Tamil manuscripts.
               
              All the stories and fraudulent claims about the losses due to the fire have gone way too far. These claims and allegations against the innocent Sinhalese people are nothing less than hate speech and demonstration of intense ethnic jealousy and hatred. The burning of the Jaffna Library and the fraudulent claims Tamils have made about losing historically and culturally important ancient documents should be investigated by an International court. Then you can lay all your evidence for this supposed loss of nonexistent ancient Tamil manuscripts.
               
              In the meantime, why don’t you show even one reference to these ancient palm-leaf manuscripts BEFORE the fire?

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            Punchi Point, Punchi Brain with Punchi Willi

            1. Please define your area and let us have the comprehensive comparative figures as per Census 1981, 1991, 2001, and 2011. Please note I have in the passed provided these figures for you and other bigots, not from your Mahawamsa records.

            2. Are you sure it was not Holocaust? Was it a pogrom or part of genocide? Am I wrong in thinking it was a celebration of Tamil Heritage in this island by the Sinha Le?

            3. Is it true it was burnt down by LTTE? Jolly good. It was a lesson the Demelas won’t forget. We need more LTTE to destroy Tamils, their heritage, ………………. Did the LTTE have Sinhala speaking thugs from the south, …………….. were you recruited by VP?

            Excerpt
            Jaffna Library, Sri Lanka: UNESCO New Delhi along with the Ford Foundation provided assistance in the uplift of Jaffna library that was burnt in 1981 along with its rare collection of books numbering 97,000 volumes, considered one of the best collections in South Asia at the time.

            http://portal.unesco.org/
            Punchi Willi, if you are in doubt contact Dayan who was at UNESCO.
            By the way the original library was built by funds from the people of Jaffna.

            4. People don’t care what you add to Mahawamsa. However don’t remove the early parts where a beast copulate with a beauty to give birth to Sinha Le. We read it with interest as science fiction in our early history. Geneticist wonder how this was possible. Incest, bestiality, and parricide spice up the entire fiction.

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            Punchi Point, Punchi Brain with Punchi Willi, Punchi Ass

            “The government had no reason to burn its own property.”

            Read below Part I:
            archive.ifla.org
            Destroying a Symbol: Checkered History of Sri Lanka’s Jaffna Public Library Rebecca Knuth

            The Jaffna Public Library began as the private collection of the scholar K.M. Chellapha, who began lending books from his home in 1933. In 1934, a committee set up a formal library, with Chellapha as secretary. Initially, 1000 books, newspapers, and journals were kept in a single room, but soon the collection was shifted into a building on Jaffna’s main street and was opened to subscribers. The library was so popular that a cross-section of prominent members of the community began raising funds to build a permanent, modern building. A noted architect designed the new building, and prominent Indian librarian S.R. Ranganathan served as an advisor to ensure that the library was held to international standards. Educated members of the community donated books. The main building opened in 1959. The children’s section and an auditorium were added later.

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            Punchi Point, Punchi Brain with Punchi Willi, Punchi Ass

            “The government had no reason to burn its own property.”

            Read below Part II:
            archive.ifla.org
            Destroying a Symbol: Checkered History of Sri Lanka’s Jaffna Public Library Rebecca Knuth

            The collection became well known internationally and was popular with Sinhalese and Tamil intellectuals, as well as the general public. It became the major repository for all known literary source materials of the Tamil people (Sivathamby 2004). By 1981, it had almost 100,000 Tamil books and rare, old manuscripts and documents, some written on dried palm leaves and stored in fragrant sandalwood boxes. Some books were literally irreplaceable: the Yalpanam Vaipavama, a history of Jaffna, was the only existing copy (Peris 2001). The library held miniature editions of the Ramayana epic, yellowing collections of extinct Tamil-language newspapers (Dugger 2001), and microfilms of important documents and records of the Morning Star, a journal published by missionaries in the early twentieth century (“Civilization and Culture…” 2003). It held historical scrolls, works on herbal medicine, and the manuscripts of prominent intellectuals, writers, and dramatists. Indeed, one could think of the Jaffna Library as a national library even though a Tamil nation had not yet come into being

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          Vanangamudi, Please also note that I do not need you to tell me about 1983. The very fact that you mention that you referred to “decent and kind Sinhalese”, as if its an exception shows that you think that it was the Sinhalese PEOPLE, i.e normal common Sinhalese civilians attacking the Tamils, and not thugs, criminals and rogues. Did you see any of the attackers face to face? Do you think if all the Sinhalese people attacked Tamils in 1983 there would have been a single Tamil left? All what Tamils are trying to do is to stigmatize the Sinhalese using these episodes of violence. There are much worse riots in India which had killed many more than 1983, even in your homeland Tamilnadu, but we don’t see those people writing about them constantly or using those riots to go asylum shopping. Exaggeration and lies of the sort we see written by Tamils will not make what happened in 1983 or on other incidence of ethnic violence better, although some Tamils see it as a way to get even with the Sinhalese. I see all these Tamil lies and exaggeration as a manifestation of the sick Tamil mentality and ideology and the ethnic jealousy Tamils have towards the innocent Sinhalese people.

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      As for the gold story – it does not make sense that those Tamils who were not of the richest among even the Tamils would have such alot of gold with them. 1 kg of pure gold today is Rs. 72 lakhs!
       
      As for the original home of the Sinhalese – The original home any people is where they became a people and nation. For the Sinhalese it is this island, even if we go by the most appalling and flawed Tamil made theories for how the Sinhalese people and the Sinhalese language came into being. Whether the Tamils like it or not, the Sinhalese language is a very ancient language. According to some scholars, some features in Sinhalese indicate that it predates the separation of Sanskritic languages i.e the Indo-Aryan languages from the root language (i.e proto-Indo European). There is an article in the site Tamil and the Vedas about this. That link is not coming up here. You can search for the article if you wish to read it.
      Anyways mixing up routes ancestors of the Sinhalese who were primitive tribes took to come here, with the original home of the Sinhalese is a flawed and irrelevant argument. As said the original home of a people is where they became what they are today. As for the Tamils in the island – the Tamil identity here is a secondary identity and it is very dumb to try to argue against that the fact that the original of the Tamils is Tamilakam, i.e the region between Tirupathi hills in the north and Cape Comorin in the south. This island as pr. all Tamil literature and inscriptions is not a Tamil speaking territory, but the country of the Sinhalese.

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    Such a respected and balanced parliamentarian.He would have taken it all in a stride.We need more people like him in the Govt. For the last 3 years RW did nothing for Sri Lanka or its people.Everything they have done has forcused towards improving relationship with deceptive western nations who dictates to this nation while they are violating all international rules.
    When the new govt formed all diplomats rushed to speak on behalf of RW.They were violating very essence of diplomatic rules.They are invited guests of the country and should not get involved.I hope the present govt will continue until next elections .

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    RW invited MS because he could not muster support to become the President. Why blame others now? MS has turned the table. That’s all. On a lighter note, as they say “the serpent is under the sarong”. Isn’t this the disturbing reality?

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    I was once a lankan national of Indian origin , now back in India.
    It’s horrific to see these criminals take over power by there rate methods. Hope to see justice again and sooner. My family Had a flourishing business for decades but all wiped out in the 83 riots. We decided that it was no point in fending for this nation so ethnically divided with no end in sight. I hope justice prevails soon

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      Naren,

      All those calling themselves Sri Lankan – with the exception perhaps of Burghers, Malays and so on – are of Indian origin. It was that remarkable senior political leader and Minister (late) S.Thondaman
      who said it all when he noted his people “are of recent Indian origin”
      suggesting all of us came from there.

      I am sorry to learn of the fate your family suffered in “83. It happened to hundreds of innocent “Indian Tamils” living here peacefully and usefully for many generations here. They were all brutally forced to seek safety there. Someone wrote here recently, sooner than later, people from this country may force themselves to settle in India – judging from what is happening politically and economically in this country in total chaos. The reverse of the Kallathoni journeys, if you like.

      Already educated Sinhala young men in the IT, Garment industries are trying to find their future there, according to Indian Consular sources. Some have succeeded. Many will surely follow.

      R. Varathan

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        R. Varathan

        I don’t regret regularly telling both Sinhala and Tamil speaking Kallathonie descendants to go back to whence their ancestors came over 2000 years, mostly from South India.

        We have had enough it’s time they are sent back.

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    What are these old codgers doing in politics

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    You can shout, cry and beat your chest weeping “This diplomatic incident could not be ignored and let it go unanswered.” ….
    u talk about invasions … Yes! they have done it once invading your beloved country called :EEEELLLLam” using FAC by your most hated general … there by keeping SRI LANKA for whole sri lankans…
    KARU maya, Ranil and ambassadors of west are already out and srilankans are in the driving seat of the government… You just kiss their backs but nothing change …
    WE, genuine srilankans are very concerned about the ‘CONCERNS’ shown by western diplomats’s in their media releases and clapping in parliament to bring in Arabian spring to destroy SL…. you never succeed, Native Vadda … MR is not a slave like many polticians (Ranil, Chandarika B …) … He has a backbone … As he said many times that he accepted the post on the request of the President and he is prepared to go if it is challenged by properly and according to constitution…
    Ambassadors clappings and beating chests like u do, would not bring anything you want Native Vadda …. Make up your mind, NV … Srilankans did the experiment with so called ‘Yahapalanaya’ and they now hate even the word….

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      Bruno Umbato

      What exactly is your point if there is one?
      Are you fighting with your own shadow?

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    Is there a crisis in Sri Lanka? Yes.

    Is it something new? No.

    Will this happen again? Yes. Hopefully no.

    Every time people resort to illegal avenues and violence can we afford to have an election? Definitely no.

    Who created the crisis? The politicians.

    For what? To support Rajapaksha and themselves to evade prosecution.

    Who’s money and assets did they swindle? Ours.

    Whom should we support until next election? The groups opposing Rajapaksha.

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      Dear Suraga Gunasekera,
      .
      All questions asked by you are relevant, and the answers that yourself have given are so obviously correct.
      .
      What curse then is upon our land that nobody acts on that common sense?
      .
      Ah, there you have me stumped.

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    Next step international travel ban for all Hora Anduwa members and kicking out all Sri Lankan Ambassadors and High Commissioners.

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    This incidence and pictures tell a larger story than it appears. This appears to miniscule what we wrote earlier. We wrote here whether UNP wins or SLFP/Slap Party team win, but the Old Royals time is over. We earlier saw the defect of Old Royal leaders, in a hurry, jumping to Slap Party, leaving SLFP. If UNP wins (note it is UNP- not Ranil; he is not asking for that; he doesn’t wants that) he & his gang will be on the mercy of New King to come to parliament. Same way, they grabbed the government power in an untimely manner and showed to the world what their plans and objectives are. So when they come out of these struggles as victorious (if they can), the opponents of them will have their plans ready on their table to balance him. Maldives rejection of Amunugama is the prime example of it.

    Maldives is not a country to select and have relationship with any government. They still have not come out of the water they fell in. So why did they do this? They certainly consulted India or West or even both. They appear to have received consultation to reject the illegal government. So they didn’t invite any official dignitary, but to show respect, invited Chandrika. They got the patronage from UNP. But they didn’t invite Vaalaiththodam Jr. or Karu or Mangala. But they invited an SLFP member. This is an indication of how world works united.

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    During May 2009 at Geneva, though Thero falsely claimed he collected support, Sonia mustered all the needed support of ICI countries. South Asian Countries (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives and India) had wrong leadership and they all supported Old Royals. Additionally communist countries too supported Lankawe. They showed more numbers than Canada was able to dream for its resolution. So Lankawe appeared to be the victor. But if economic sanction set in then even up to Maldives like countries are going to be forced to close the embassies. Old Royals’ government will have to open the flood gate to allow China inundate Lankawe to its survival, without any choice. The Lankawe will be turned into a Indian Ocean Syria.
    We said earlier, whatever happen now, Old Royals are gone. In addition to that, it appears even Lankawe has gone with them, after watching what is happening in Maldives for Lankawe reps. Because it is obvious that Maldives is not a country which, go out and put economic or political sanction on any country. It just obeys reginal leaders or world leaders. So this is a decision of world or reginal leaders on behalf of Maldives. This cloud is telling that when it starts to rain, how soaking it will be. China may be selling much more belts than food for Lankawe.

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    Parra three, line one ~”Almost one month into the Coup the Sirisena-Rajapaksa illegal Government is desperate for international recognition”.

    Just the second time CT has called the ‘happenings’ a coup. Others – none.

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