23 August, 2019

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Military Official Reappointed As Northern Governor Despite TNA Protests

Further reflecting the Rajapaksa regime’s disinterest to genuinely promote reconciliation in the conflict affected Northern Province, the President has granted a service extension to the Northern province Governor G. A. Chandrasiri whose tenure was due to end today.

G.A. Chandrasiri

G.A. Chandrasiri

Although the TNA had on several occasions repeatedly requested for a non-military person to be appointed as the Governor of the Northern Province once Chandrasiri’s tenure ends the President had granted a service extension today, for six more months.

It is an infamous fact that the TNA and Chandrasiri, who was a former General of the Sri Lanka Army have been at loggerheads over matters pertaining to the Northern Province administration. Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran has been particularly critical of his policy decisions and has openly stated that Chandrasiri has actively undermined measures that would help bring normalcy to war affected communities of the Northern Province.

Chandrasiri has been holding the position of the Northern Province Governor since the end of war. He was appointed as the Commander of Security Forces Headquarters in Jaffna during the final phases of the conflict and in the post-conflict period he has been in charge of the resettlement process as well.

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    We need a Statesman to save the Country and bring back the lost glory, not a Joker who would destroy it and bring disrepute.

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      Namal Perera

      “We need a Statesman to save the Country and bring back the lost glory,”

      Could you us know the year, date and time when this island had glorious period and when exactly we lost it and how?

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        We thought we got out of Colonialism. But we got into what social scientists call Internal Colonialism.

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      (A)namal

      You mean a respectable mass killer like Valu Prabakan? Good on you man for your thinking!!!!!!!.

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        Umbo Gunchamani

        “You mean a respectable mass killer like Valu Prabakan? Good on you man for your thinking!!!!!!!.”

        Would that make any difference to the people, given that both were involved in war and war crimes?

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        One Buddhist monk shot only one Prime Minister in 1959. VP came much later to kill a few Prime Ministers.

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        How do you compare structural violence of oppressing the ethnic minorities (look at the socio-economic-cultural-environmental degradation of the North and the East in the last 67yrs with hundreds of thousands killed in pogroms and insurgencies – including those in the South) – guns can be seen governance cannot be ”seen”

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        Killing continues even after more than 5 years of eliminating ‘Valu Prabakan’, now with respectability under the cover of sovereignty. Rajapaksas support and encourage killers, rioters and abductors. In a matter of days 146,000 innocent ethnic Tamils including babies were murdered after prolonged starvation.

        No one knows who really killed Sri Lankans, Tigers point the finger at STF, Deep Penetration Unit, White vans etc but the government accuse Tigers, unless the truth is uncovered by an impartial investigation claims and counter claims will persist for years to come.

        A president makes promises such as appointing a civilian to the governorship of NPC and extends the tenure longer, a president who insisted on ‘zero civilian casualty’ and then appoint a military committee to investigate its own crimes and contends with 9,000 deaths cannot be trusted.

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      The country is run by the defence secretary and there is already a shadow military rule of the country
      Soon there will be real military rule not just in Jaffana but all over Sri Lanka. Army camp is being set up in Aluthgama
      Another riot another army camp in another town and army camps will spring all over Sri Lanka
      Sinhala Modaya public will sit back until they come for them! It will be too late by then

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      This decorative Governor built a mansion-like quarters for the Governor in the North with fountain(in the dryzone Jaffna with low water table) and hence he needs to enjoy it for a great while.

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    Sri Lanka is the only country where military men are appointed as provincial governors, diplomats,top public servants etc.
    The minister in charge of the new ministry of Law and Order is a military man.
    The country is slowly becoming fully ‘militarised’ – militarisation of north and east is complete.
    More recruits are added though the country is not at war.
    The largest slice of the national budget goes for “defence”- the military.
    Public servants and diplomats dare not protest.
    The next presidential & parliamentary elections maybe conducted by the military,to ensure victory of the present regime – defeat is unthinkable.
    The president, through the northern & eastern governors denies the powers of the elected peoples’ representatives in the two provinces.
    The recent hurried departure of the south African ‘peace negotiator’
    was due to this.

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      Moron

      your wonderful Singapore does the same .

      Cheers

      Abhaya

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        Bullshititos,

        War veterans are generally employed in factories for repetitive work because they are dumbass’s.

        Singapore is a police state and there too one can get cocaine.

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      Justice

      Little brainy chap. Read some new papers outside SL. You need to know about the rest of the world. In state governments in the most of the western country have ex military people.

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        but they are checked for war crimes and are not monkies just out of the trees.
        Copy off CT;
        proved time and again that Israelis have no special feelings for Sri Lanka which they consider “as an undeveloped and uncivilised country with monkeylike people who are not long out of the trees and should not expect much” as disclosed in the book “By Way of Deception; The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer”

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        @Umbo Gunchami,

        “In state governments in the most of the western country have ex military people”

        Be careful about what you say Umbo. You don’t know that we are dead against west. Just read “Lanka C news” and listen to Champika Ranawaka’s speeches. Don’t you know that we are going against Muslim world and now Catholic world? Didn’t you hear Nanasara asking apology from Pope Francis for crimes that British people done here million years ago? I am sure if our Wimal Werawansa and Champika Ranawaka knows about what you said you will be loosing your balls.

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    The country is gradually coming under military rule and the reappointment of Chandrasiri is no surprise. Gota the Goon is tightening his grip on the country and the two provinces that might stand in his way are the Northern and Eastern. Military governors in these two provinces will allow him to suppress any dissent to his evil intentions. One way of saving the country’s democracy before it is too late is by eliminating the Goon, and the regime will collapse like a pack of cards. I hope a courageous freedom loving should will do the deed ASAP.

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    His best qualification is that he was actively involved in the 1983 Pogrom against the Tamils.Bensen

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    Clearly proves:
    1.President does not respect the voters wish in in the Northern Province. People elected TNA and they wanted military governer out. But was re Appointed.
    2. It proves that we are under military rule and the President is a puppet and a rubber stamp.

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      Park

      Please name one decent and wise civilian who could be appointed as governor of the Northern Province.

      I scratched my head whole night and I couldn’t think one.

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        Native Vedda: Not a direct answer to your question, but what I gather is MR proposed Dayan J’s name; Wigneswaran went on his knees and pleaded Chandrasiri be re-appointed! Why is this not a good theory?

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          Sigma

          “what I gather is MR proposed Dayan J’s name;”

          What is the difference between a war criminal and a war monger and war crime denier?

          Chandrasiri is continuing the war albeit at a slow pace and less intensity. Dayan would have continued the war by other means.

          All in all its a war against the people although they had dutifully exercised their franchise.

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        Why not Mr.Austin Fernando? He is a wise,decent,experienced and tactful guy and could be a fit and proper person to be the Governor of Northern Province or for that matter any Province in Sri Lanka.

  • 3
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    It reaffirms that Gota is the president.
    It reaffirms that the government is not for reconciliation.
    It reaffirms that this is a Sinhala Buddhist government.
    It reaffirms that Sri Lanka’s future is bleak

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    My frank opinion is that it would not make even an ounce of difference, be it an army guy or a civilian one. He is just a pawn of the Rajapakses, as much as a civilian would be. After all, the secretary, a Tamil and a civilian, has been a nuisance anyway.

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    Biggest mistake of Mahinda Rajapaksa is, he has no knowledge about how he can bring normalcy to the North. He may be trying to despatch Chandrasiri as a HC to some country, and his attempt to post him to Australia was scuttle by Tamil organizations. If MR knew Chandrasiri was completing his term, he should as the President appointed a CIVILIAN as the Governor who can work with the Nothern PC and reduce international condemnation for action like this.

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      Mahinda wants to keep Chandrasiri safe within the country, since it is easier to get him arrested fot war crimes if he is appointed as HC.

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    As much as the great majority of the peace loving majority are happy that the Governor Chandrasiri has been reappointed, even the Vellala CM mush be having a sigh of relief at least in private.

    Gopi and the Clan would have made the Vellala CM a prisoner of the Diaspora LTTE and the LTTE proxy Sambandan, Preamachandran and Sivajilingam Troika, if not for
    Chandrasiri.

    He saved Jaffna from the desperate Praba’s last attempt before he carked it.

    He now has helped to resettle 300,000 displaced and brought rapid development to Jaffan , with proper hospital facilities, educational institutions and most importantly a safe and secure environment for the peace loving Northern inhabitants.

    This reappointment and the recent hard hitting speech of the new Army Commander to the elite Special Forces, provide confidence to the great majority of the inhabitant population who only want peace and harmony, that Foreign conspirators, their stooges, agents and even Foreign Governments would not find it easy to destabilize the new Nation of Srilanka in this terrorist free era..

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    The government seems to determined, come what may, to go ahead with its pursuit of appeasing the Sinhala Buddhist community ONLY. It will continue to sow this wind only to reap the whirlwind that will blow out sooner than later!

    Sengodan. M

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    This government is intent on further proving that it is stupid, venomous, rabid and insane. It is intent on confronting its own people and the world, It is no doubt hurtling towards the point of no return. Let us await the inevitable result, tough what it may be, worries me,

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Raja

      I hope you at least sleep well than before. If your own friend Podian Preba was still alive you would have been sleeping in a bunker for you life.

      At least enjoy what you have. World is not always a perfect place my friend. Enjoy the moment.

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        Umbo Gunchamani

        “At least enjoy what you have.”

        What do we have that makes our life enjoyable?

        “World is not always a perfect place my friend”

        We are aware of that.

        “Enjoy the moment.”

        Only if you let us Live and lets live.

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          Kala Vadda

          [Edited out] I just wrote to Raja not to see any repeated rubbish from a stupid idiot like you who blabbers like a lunatic parrot.

          Please mind your [Edited out] business or go and join your stupid terra leader Preba in the Hell.

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            Umbo Gunchamani

            “Please mind your [Edited out] business or go and join your stupid terra leader Preba in the Hell.”

            Could you arrange a meeting with him so that I can discuss about certain important matters namely:

            How much funding and quantity of arms did he receive from Premadasa and his armed forces when VP fought the IPKF?

            How much was he paid by MR to rig the presidential elections?

            How much of people’s cash and gold did he leave in Vanni to enrich Gota and his armed forces?

            Why didn’t he work for the Tamils during his twenty five years of terror campaign?

            There are another 1001 question which I will remember to ask him if you indeed arranged a meeting with him. I don’t mind your presence while I question him.

            I need some sort of witness.

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      Sorry Narendran, Your dreams will stay as dreams.

      The Govt wouldn’t have been able to keep your new LTTE mates both local and overseas at bay for nearly five years, despite the full on efforts of Cameron , Harper , and Miss Pillai .if the Govt was that stupid.

      You don’t have to look further than Pakistan, Afganistan Iraq and Syria to understand what I mean.

      Even Ramposa decided to meet your Vellala mate, separately because he knows that the rest are all ex LTTE proxies.

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    Dear Sumanasejera,

    New LTTE mates! Interesting and intriguing attribution. Sri Lanka and her diverse people have been my only mates all along.

    Dr.RN

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      Dr Narendran,dont bother replying K A Sumansekera (LEELA) as he is one of the most idiotic chaps who write on CT together with Fathima Fukushima (Lorenso)they just write to please their handlers thats all

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    ‘… during the final phases of the conflict and in the post-conflict period he has been in charge of the resettlement process as well..’

    When did the CONFLICT come to an end? It should read as the final phase of the WAR and in the post-WAR period.

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    It is easy to believe in rajapakistan, a thug is re-appointed as the Gov., of the northern province. What else this uncouth uncultured rascal could do?

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