17 June, 2019

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My Stand On Mahinda, The Rajapaksas, Ranil & The UNP

By Dayan Jayatilleka –

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Reply to Shyamon Jayasinghe’s defense of Ranil’s candidacy & leadership

Though I refuse to be simplistic, my stance on President Rajapaksa and the Rajapaksa regime is absolutely clear, as it is about the UNP, the Tamil question, Sri Lanka’s foreign policy, and most issues of politics, national and international.

1. I defend President Rajapaksa from criticism that comes from the Right, while I do not do so in relation to criticism that comes from the anti-imperialist patriotic Left, and in fact endorse the latter.  Thus I defend Mahinda Rajapaksa from the criticism that comes from the pro-secessionist Tamil Diaspora, Tamil Nadu, the UN International Inquiry and the dominant elite of the UNP (which appeased the LTTE), while I fully endorse, support and applaud the sharp criticism of President Rajapaksa and the Rajapaksa regime that comes from the JVP (as well as the more muted criticism from the Left within the UPFA).

2. If the choice is Mahinda Rajapaksa or Ranil Wickremesinghe, and so long as that is the main choice available, I support Mahinda Rajapaksa, as does most of the country. This is less to do with MR than it has to with RW. While I opposed CBK’s 1995 and 1997 ‘packages’ (and endorsed the Aug 2000 version), I supported Chandrika in late 1999 when the choice for the Presidency was her or Ranil. So did the country. I also supported CBK’s wresting back of the three portfolios and her dismissal of Ranil.

Mahinda Ranil3. I have no personal issues with Ranil and never have because I have had no personal dealings with him. I supported him in 1993-1997, including in his election campaign at the 1994 parliamentary election, because he had supported President Premadasa while his opponent, Gamini Dissanaike had opposed the late President. I was hardly alone in this stand or even the most prominent among those who took it. It was the stand of the UNP’s former General Secretary Sirisena Cooray.

4. My open political rupture with Ranil Wickremesinghe took place in 1996-1997 when he affiliated the UNP with the International Democratic Union led by the US Republicans and the UK Conservatives and went on to support the Liam Fox agreement. This was a sharp deviation from the ideological and international independence of the UNP. It was a total contradiction of the understanding we had with Ranil Wickremesinghe which was on the public record in the form of an interview I did with him in the Sunday Observer in 1994, in which he pledged a social democratic ideology and program.  His support for the Liam Fox agreement signaled a soft-line on the Tigers who had murdered President Premadasa and many other UNP personalities, including my friend Ossie Abeygoonesekara.

5. Early in 1997 the Lankadeepa’s midweek Political Column ran a piece about a ‘Karu-Cooray bloc’, which was the alternative project I promoted for the rescue of the UNP and the Opposition. Within days the arrest took place by the Chandrika administration of the UNP’s former Gen Secy Sirisena Cooray, who was Chairman of the Premadasa Centre of which I was Executive Director. He was kept under detention with a heavy army guard. The Supreme Court chaired by Justice Mark Fernando, dismissed with costs, the case against him. We were about to commemorate the death anniversary of President Premadasa at the indoor stadium named after him. Ranil did not come to the defense of his former Gen Secretary who had nominated him as the Prime Minister, handed him the organizership of the UNP in Colombo Central and later fought to make him leader of the party. Indeed Ranil Wickremesinghe sent orders to the UNP to boycott the Premadasa commemoration.

6. The relevance of my continued criticism of Ranil is that he has reduced the UNP’s vote from the 43% that Srima Dissanaike obtained for it under the worst imaginable circumstances, to well under 30%, despite 20 years of UPFA rule. On his watch there is 1 1/2 times the number of UNP MPs in the government than in the Opposition: 65 to 43. This didn’t start with Mahinda, but with CBK. Ranil has lost not only to a war winning MR but to MR before he won the war and to CBK who had failed to do so!

7. If Ranil is the candidate, Mahinda Rajapaksa will win by a far larger margin than he deserves to. This in turn will help the ruling coalition win the parliamentary election handsomely, which is an otherwise preventable outcome. If Ranil is the candidate, there is no possibility that the JVP will remain neutral or even call for a second preference vote for him. If he is the candidate, there will be more Dayasiri defections BEFORE the Presidential elections, and many after. Similarly, if he remains the party and opposition Leader after the presidential election, there will be more UNP defections just before and just after the parliamentary elections. The UNP will drop from 43 seats to just over half that number. This will be disastrous for democracy.

8. To be perfectly frank, I have no great problem with a third term for a President who won a war, when we have given two terms to two Presidents who failed to ( JRJ and CBK)! However, a large margin of victory will mean the entrenching of the Rajapaksa family, whose rule I oppose. If anyone finds my critical support of President Mahinda Rajapaksa in contradiction with my opposition to the rule of the Rajapaksa clan, may I say that my father Mervyn de Silva was among those many progressives who supported SWRD and Sirimavo Bandaranaike (for their non-aligned foreign policy) while opposing the Bandaranaike-Ratwatte clan.  The reason behind Mervyn’s dismissal from Lake House by the Bandaranaikes was his support for Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Leader of the SLFP, Maithripala Senanayake, as a successor.

9. In any event I encourage and endorse an Anura Kumara Dissanayake candidacy for the presidency. I hope to see within my active lifetime, a modernizing Left administration in Sri Lanka which is akin to those in contemporary Latin America. Even in the event of a Sajith Premadasa presidency sometime down the road, a JVP led Opposition with Anura Kumara as Opposition leader, will be necessary as a vigilant watchdog of the people’s and the nation’s interests.

10. If the choice at a Presidential election is Sajith or Karu (with Sajith as Deputy) vs. Mahinda Rajapaksa, it will prove an immediate game changer, by removing the unpatriotic, pro-Tiger stigma from the UNP. It must be recalled that the successful branding of the UNP as ‘anti-national’ has been the formula for success of the SLFP-led coalitions down the decades. It is only when the UNP has successfully shed such a label that it has won. It is no accident – nor can it be swept under the rug, as Shyamon Jayasinghe seeks to–that the Rajapaksas losses and the UNP’s gains in Tissamaharama have taken place precisely when and where a patriotic-populist UNP personality whose profile is that of an alternative to Ranil and ‘Ranilist’ minoritarian urban-cosmopolitan neoliberalism, is leading the UNP in the area!

I have advocated since 1997, a ‘regime change’ in the UNP which will permit the UNP to be elected to office. Surely, someone who advocates a more effective electoral alternative than Ranil Wickremesinghe who celebrates this year, a world record, i.e. his and the UNP’s 20th anniversary out of Presidential office, can hardly be accused of unqualified support for the incumbent administration. My rejection of Ranil is identical to the often articulated public position of the UNP’s General Secretary under JR Jayewardene, most notably during the historic victory of 1977, namely Daham Wimalasena. Thus mine can hardly be logically described as an anti-UNP or pro-Government political position, can it? I also fail to see according to which logic Shyamon Jayasinghe could have the UNP’s interests more closely and authentically at heart than would Daham Wimalasena!

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    And the rest of humanity cares what your stand on these people are because???

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      Dayan Jayatilleka, [Edited out]

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      Dayan Jayatilleka

      Shyamon Jayasinghe sayS:

      ” In his article published in the Colombo Telegraph of the 2nd of July Dayan Jayatilleka (DJ) states as follows: “In a newspaper interview, Secretary of Defense Gotabaya Rajapakse denies allegations of any links with the BBS. He may be telling the truth”

      We all know Shills keep telling lies. Gotabaya wanted BBS Terrorist to say he is not involved.

      Now this Guy DJ says similar things.

      More and more liars.. liars..

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      Why dayan is doing a confession?

      Jayasinghe, what did you do?

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      Dear Sally G you forget, Dayan is the great champion from Geneva 2009 so humanity does care (not).

      Some people do have some illusions of grandeur don’t they !

      Reminds me of of Louis the XIV of France who is claimed to have said “I am the state”

      I guess Dayan is like that :-)

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      Mahinda Rajapakshe looks like a DEWALE kapuwa… his looks are very far from a Leader… :(

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      DJ has taken over the role of Mervin Silva (Kelaniya filthy mouth).

      Else, nobody see it right him defending a leader that deliberately attack own folks in order to show the world the gravity of lanken issues.
      There he just wants to survive these harder days – in which entire world, powerful allies make every plans to plot a plan to bring alleged war criminals – Rajapakshes to Hague.
      Here, this bastard – DJ has made it very clear in his current article, that he goes on support the killing friendly man- clans Rajapakshes.
      Once found pants down – this time, I really dont think that DJ would survive in the days to come without being attacked by any anti govt forces. People that go against Raja are on a rise during the last few months. Day to another the days of transmogrification of people s thought becomeing clearer. Jaya niyathai… let s pray for Raja free Srilanka soon

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    Mr. D J is a racist [Edited out] . No matter how much you cry M. R will not take you.

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      “No matter how much you cry MR will not take you”. Jeen, I beg to defer. As long as DAYAN continues to be RAW (Rajapassa Arse Wipe) he is assured of a permanent slot!!

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      He is UNDOUBTEDLY a racist as many others in the bunch, but more clearly he is not consistent with his views about anything. Those who name him as an analyst should be idiots.
      To my eye, CBK and RW are more democratic and more fair in their decisions about tamils and all srialnkens than Rajapaksshes and their supporters.
      We cant achieve anything by crimes and promotion crimes. Unfortuantely, the latter is the daily agenda of Rajapakshe regime as becoming glass clear. They assualt, they torture, they abduct, they harm own people by every means. But they do also avoid police doing the due against the crime doers. They just sow seeds for criminal future than a peaceful one.

      We have enough former Uni dons that have valuable knowledge in the areas of lanken politics to go for unbiased analyses. But to rely on this man – self proclaimed analyst, patriot, Rajapkashe and Sajith supportive person- should atleast now be avoidable.

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    thanks for claryfing…..

    another true sinha…. anti-minority…

    everything else is sugar coat…

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      ema

      “another true sinha…. anti-minority”

      Another Para-Sinhala, from South India, in the Land of Native Veddah.

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    DJ,

    Who cares for your maverick politics and chameleon-like behavior. You talk as if your are the ultimate authority in Sri Lanka politics.

    You are a political humbug who supports Mahinda the mass murderer of Tamils, and Gota the mass murderer of both Sinhalese and Tamils and may be the orange robed terrorists.

    The less you say the better it is for the Sri Lankan people.

    As always you are only concerned about who is the next king. May be you want someone who will fill your purse.

    You don’t care Tamils, Muslims or Sinhalese either.

    You selfish brute.

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      Thiru

      Do you remember this self confessed war monger and champion war crime denier writing this piece?

      The political philosophy and
      Praxis of K. Pathmanabha

      Dayan Jayatilleka,
      Asst. Secretary,, Political Bureau, Sri Lanka Mahajana Party (SLMP)

      Comrade Pathmanabha was first of all a revolutionary, a Marxist-Leninist, a national liberationist and a humani-tarian socialist. If we were to forget his characteristics we would then also forget his contribution. Pathmanabha was not just another leader of the Tamil national movement cut down by the LTTE. He was more, and this we should always remember.

      Comrade Pathmanabha’s political career goes back to the first years of the decade of 1970’s. He participated in the activities of the rising Tamil student and youth fronts, in protest against the racist policies implemented by the United Front Government of the day. It is this Government, consisting of so called progressives and left parties, that reinforced the foundation of the Tamil Eelam demand, the cornerstone of which was laid by the Bandaranaike policy of Sinhala Only in 1956. Comrade Pathmanabha participated in the early 70’s in the campaigns of agitation launched against media wise and district wise standardisation and discriminatory 1972 Constitution.

      His specific contribution to the Tamil nationalist movement and the progressive movement of Sri Lanka as a whole, begins however, in the mid 70’s. He was one of the founders of the very first socialist oriented organisa-tion within the Tamil national libera-tion movement. This was the Eela Viduthalai Munnani Iyakkam or Eelam Liberation Organisation founded in 1974/75. This organisation was formed as a result of the attempts by Pathmanabha and others to give the Tamil nationalist movement a mass base. He was one of the groups of youth militants who were the first to break with the bourgeois and parliamentary policies of Tamil United Front. I think we must stress this fact, since both Velupillai Prabakaran and Uma Maheswaran remained within the political and ideological ambit of bourgeois TULF politics, until much later in the struggle.

      Pathmanabha and others attempted to take the message of Tamil national liberation into the countryside and among the working people. In doing so they encountered a fundamental prob­lem. What would the struggle for Tamil Eelam bring to the workers and peas­ants, particularly the peasantry and those suffering from caste oppression? It is in answer to this question that the political philosophy of Pathmanabha took a sharp turn to the left. This is why the Eela Viduthalai Iyakkam was formed as a social oriented organisa­tion dedicated to the cause of Tamil national liberation.

      Pathmanabha believed in the unity of theory and practice and as such the ELO resorted to the tactic of armed ex­propriations. He participated person­ally in the Puloly Bank operation, which was one of the first such in the history of the Tamil resistance. In the immedi­ate aftermath of that armed expropria­tion, Pathmanabha who was on the run, was sheltered, protected and assisted by the people of the area. This deepened his love for and respect for

      the so called common or ordinary people. He realised that the people could be a great source of protection and even of wisdom for the national liberation struggle. His pro-people orientation deepened qualitatively as a result of this experience.

      The Eela Viduthalai Iyakkam did not survive the repression unleashed as a result of the Puloly Bank operation. As the organisation disintegrated. Comrade Pathmanabha left the country and went to England. He agreed, due to the pressure of his family, to recommence his studies and registered as a student of Accountancy while in London.

      But from the very first day he reached England he was a manifestly restless young man. His thoughts were en­tirely devoted to the task of getting back to his native land as soon as possible. When in London, all his free time, social contacts and his personal interactions were devoted to the at­tempt to win over friends and acquain­tances to the cause of the national liberation struggle. It was while in London that he joined and in fact helped to form the General Union of Eelam Students (GUES) and the EROS. He was in the first batch of Tamil militant activists to receive training from the Palestinian Liberation Or­ganisation in Lebanon. His experiences and those of his comrades in Beirut left in him a permanent love for the Palestinian struggle. Almost a decade later, when he was the head of fairly strong Liberation Organisation him­self, he did his very best to give moral, material and political support to the Palestinian fighters. It was during this spell with the Palestinians that Com­rade Pathmanabha also developed a strong sense of solidarity with the Eritrean liberation struggle.

      Comrade Pathmanabha made his journey back in 1978. Before retum-

      ing to Sri Lanka he spent sometime in India laying a firm foundation for the subsequent activities of his organi-sation. His political work in India is also noteworthy, because until that time the connections between Tamil fighters and India had been with smugglers and social bandits and also with the most hard core Tamilnadu nationalists. Pathmanabha, however, established firm links with Marxist Leninist revolutionary elements in Southern India. He learnt much from them himself but his choice of allies is further testimony to his ideological and political clarity and his socialist revolutionary commitment.

      Having set up a GUES committee in Madras under Comrade Suresh, he returned to Sri Lanka, working politically not only in Jaffna but also in the hill country. Comrade Pathmanabha made serious and extensive efforts to recruit Tamil youth from the plantaions and those from the Colombo schools for the cause of Tamil national liberation. In doing so he broke with the narrowly limited, Jaffna centric outlook of other Tamil national liberation fighters. Pathmanabha also made a very serious attempt to establish contacts with Sinhala revolutionaries. He met many such and tried to convince them of the need to support the cause of Tamil self determination. He was not successful in most cases. However, what is important is that he had departed completely from any kind of narrow Tamil nationalism or chauvinism.

      From these earliest days in 1978, when we first met in Peradeniya, he was very clear that the Tamil national liberation struggle was the first step and stage of an overall socialist revolution throughout Sri Lanka. The Tamil struggle itself would make the transition from its democratic stage and culminate in the sett ting up of a

      socialist Tamil Eelam. Of these two propositions Pathmanabha was very convinced and these ideas were ones which he had arrived at independently. His attempt to link up with Sinhala revolutionaries was in consequence of this strategic vision of his.

      In 1981, he broke with EROS on the question of the lack of democratic centralism. While that was the issue on which the rupture took place, the founding of the EPRLF permitted Comrade Pathmanabha to operation-alise his own distinctive conception of the national liberation struggle. He attempted to give the struggle both a socialist political education as well as a base in a network of mass organisa­tions. This is why he was insistent on the need to set up an array of popular organisations such as the Rural Work-ers and Peasants Front, the Eelam Women’s Liberation Front, the Fisher-ies Workers Front and the Plantation Proletarian Front. These mas organi­sations he later attempted to group in a single Popular block called- the Eelam People’s Liberation Front. This was in 1983.

      He was very clear that the armed or­ganisation should be based and drawn from the mass organisations and be under the political leadership of the party. Hence his adherence to Mao’s triad of the party, the Army and the United Front. But it was not a dog­matic Maoism. as his idea of the sepa-rate mass organisations subsequently grouped in a popular bloc demon-strates. I believe that he had evolved his own synthesis of the ideas of the PFLP of Dr. George Habash. of the Eritreans and of the Indian Marxist Leninist organisations. As a Marxist, he had great respect and love for Stalin, Mao, the Vietnamese and particularly for Che and Fidel.

      Certainly it is obvious that he was not able to fulfill his goals in this regard. It

      is obvious that this organisational structure did not function in the way it was meant to and should have. This was due to sets of reasons. One set of reasons consists of avoidable subjective mistakes and organisational errors. The other set of reasons are those due to the trap of history and geography.

      Comrade Pathmanabha, like all of us, inherited historically determined con­ditions and circumstances. He was attempting to build a socialist national liberation organisation within an eth­nic and social formation that was characterised by conservatism and ossified social structures. His attempt to fight against caste domination and class exploitation, together with his insistence on the need for women’s emancipation within the national lib­eration struggle, earned the EPRLF the enormous hostility of entrenched, privileged social strata within the Tamil nation. The result of this was the narrowing of the economic resource base of EPRLF.

      When in the aftermath of July 1983 the militant movements sought refuge in South India and made their base there, the EPRLF was distinguished by its refusal to compromise on its ideological convictions. All the other groups benefitted from the largesse of the Tamil Nadu state government and the most nationalistic, even chauvinistic, political and bourgeois elements in Tamil Nadu. Comrade Pathmanabha’s steadfast refusal to attack Sinhala civilian targets in Colombo or elsewhere did not endear him to bourgeois Tamil nationalists in India or the West who were bank rolling the terrorist operations which were undertaken by some other groups despite their verbal commitment to the principles of Marxism.

      I feel that the belatedness of the EPRLFs attempt to develop a powerful military apparatus was also due to

      Comrade Pathmanabha’s own philo­sophical conviction that what was most important was a mass struggle, mass organisations and a correct political orientation. It would have been very easy for him, trained in Lebanon by the Palestinians, to have plunged into the ‘prestige race’ of launching military attacks on Sinhala targets. But I believe he restrained himself and consciously refrained from succumb-ing to a militaristic deviation. Perhaps he foresaw in some way the brutalisa-tion that was to set in. in the Tamil liberation struggle. Whatever the rea-son. I would say that history has vin-dicated Pathmanabha’s refusal to take the easy path of militarism at the expense of politics and mass organisa­tion.

      When the LTTE launched its attack on Anuradhapura in 1985 and then again on the TELO in May 1986 Pathmanabha and the EPRLF took a very clear position. On both these occasions Pathmanabha went against the tide. He extended full support and solidarity to the TELO and his was the only group to have a hartal in protest at the killing of TELO cadres by the Tigers. He would not have been unmindful of this. But nonetheless he adhered to principles. He did the right thing in the face of injustice.

      I would say that Comrade Pathmanabha’s greatness resides not only in his positive achievements but most certainly in the wrong things he consciously desisted from doing. The EPRLF under his leadership did not engage in the killings of Sinhala civilians. It refused to engage in drug smuggling as a source of revenue. On this last issue, the otherwise so gentle Nabha was very firm.

      He upheld the idea of the death sen­tence for any members of the EPRLF who engaged in drug trafficking. He used to say that “all that we do, all our

      struggles are based on love for human beings and the ideals of humanism. Drug trafficking results in the destruc­tion of the lives of great many human beings in other countries. This makes nonsense of ideals to which we are committed”. This indicates very clearly the humanism that infused the social­ist revolutionary commitment of Comrade Pathmanabha. His refusal to permit internal killings, at the time when other pseudo-socialist organisa­tions in the Tamil Eelam movement were maintaining torture chambers and death camps, attests to his fidelity for the cause of democracy, while his refusal to entertain the idea of killing Sinhala civilians is testimony to his internationalism.

      The fact that Comrade Pathmanabha was himself deeply involved in the attempt to construct a join revolution-ary project of Sinhalese and Tamils and did not sub-contract this task to this or that glib ideologue as did other Tamil liberation organisations, is fur-ther proof of his deep personal com-mitment to the goal of what he called the ‘total revolution’ in Sri Lanka. It is not only physically that Pathmanabha stood head and shoulders above other leaders of the Tamil liberation move-ment but also in his internationalism and his humanism. The evolution of the world Communist and Revolution-ary Movement has vindicated Path-manabha’s own ideological formation and synthesis. Pathmanabha stood for, believed in and acted with demo-cratic, humane socialism, which is an ideal the world Marxist Movement has now endorsed as its goal.

      In his humanism, Pathmanabha was like Vijaya Kumaranatunge, who was himself profoundly anti-racist and internationalist and totally committed to the idea of a democratic socialism.

      Viewing comrade Pathmanabha in his­torical perspective is no easy task since

      there are a great many personal memories and experiences that we have shared in our odyssey. But that is a much longer story, for a different time. I will say that Comrade Pathmanabha was certainly one of the outstanding Marxists produced by the Tamil na-tion of this country – the others being Comrades Vaidyalingam, Kandiah and Shanmugathasan. But I could say that none of these other Marxists had the opportunity or perhaps the capacity and motivation to unite theory with armed revolutionary practice. In that sense it would not be inaccurate to say that Comrade Pathmanabha was the greatest Marxist – Leninist revolution-ary leader produced by the Tamil community. I would even go further. If I am asked who was the greatest revo-lutionary Marxist – Leninist leader that we have produced in Sri Lanka, ‘I cannot think of anyone but Pathmanabha.

      The detailed analytical assessment of Comrade Pathmanabha is the task for another forum. But let me say that understanding Pathmanabha brings us face to face with a great many problems of revolutionary strategy and theory of political philosophy and practice – be it the relationship be-tween the political and the military, the party and the united front, the maximum and the minimum pro-gramme, internationalism and nation-alism, socialism and humanism, rela-tions with bourgeois state, and the crisis of the World Communist Move-ment. Pathmanaba’s practice and thinking involved all of that and much more. Understanding Pathmanaba would shed light on the history of Tamil liberation struggles, the nature of the Tamil social formation, the his-tory of the Sri Lankan revolutionary process, the political processes of South

      Asia and the trajectories of the revolu­tionary movements of this complex, violent part of the world and the world as a whole.

      Pathmanaba has left behind his or­ganisation which has proved its re­markable resilience whenever it was attacked by the fascist LTTE. He has left his organisation behind in the hands of his close comrade-in-arms Comrade Suresh Premachandran. But above all Pathmanaba has left us with his example. He was never a talker and a writer. But what he stood for, he acted out and acted upon. Therefore we have to gather together, systema­tise and share our reminiscences of Pathmanaba. And above all we have to follow his example. The Tigers may have killed Comrade Pathmanaba, but as Vijaya Kumaranatunge said at the funeral of Nandana Marasinghe, They may kill the Liberationist, but they cannot kill the liberation struggle. For the liberation struggle is eternal.” Someday when the peoples’ revolu­tionary forces of the Sinhala. the Tamil and the Muslim communities wage their combined struggle against reac­tion and Imperialism, the world will know this – for surely at some decisive stage and determinant moment of the struggle, they will unfurl the twin banners of Vijaya and Pathmanaba!

      Pathmanaba’s moral and ethical stature does not diminish but grows with each passing day as we reflect on the civilisational crisis of our country and our revolutionary movements. I will conclude this, having searched for a slogan which may synthesise Pathmanaba’s ideas, his theory and practice, our own historic, existential encounter and Indubitable future re encounter. And that slogan is this -SOCIALIST REVOLUTION OR DEATH!

      http://pathmanabha.blogspot.co.uk/2009/08/dayan-jayatilleka_10.html

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        Don’t waste everbody’s time writing such long rigmaroles.
        I assure you nobody, yes absolutely NOBODY reads it; I scrolled down, took one look and skipped.

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          Fully Confused

          Are you talking to me or are you talking to yourself?

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          Your name speaks about you dear confused !!?People of your calibre are the basement for the agony of the Nation and glory of the arajapaksas !!

          Native welcome back.

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          Fully Confused

          NV is trying to educate the Para-Sinhala Modayas and other Paras in the Land of Native Vedda Aetto.

          Do you want to be educated or rot with Para-Sinhalese Buddhist racism and chauvinism?

          The Vedda Tribe

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

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        Vedda
        Good work

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        Native Veddha,

        Padmanaba was a gem. But the Tamils in large numbers preferred his holiness VP very much in the same way most Sinhalese prefer MR. But VP need a mutt to justify his cause while muttering Marxist Leninist trash. MR needs one too.But did not appoint one – dispute the voluntary efforts of DJ.

        ….. because DJ is considered an utter failure… promoting him to repeatedly post his CV in Colomobo Telegraph. the Sinhalese seem to be largely refusing to swallow his logic – perhaps they are smarter than their excessively educated Tamil doctors who supported VP ?

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      Calling someone a “humbug”, “maverick”, “chameleon” and “selfish brute” without addressing / challenging / discussing any of the ten points he makes is not good, Thiru. Please help keep this a civilized forum – if your claim to have been educated at Peradeniya is true, that is.

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        Sigma,

        This man lied left, right and centre in Geneva in 2009 UNHRC meeting and got even a resolution passed praising Sri Lanka for winning the war illegally.

        He was covering up the massacre of Tamil civilians, which UN has estimated up to 70,000: Tamils will never forgive him just like the mass murderers Mahinda and Gota.

        If the majority in Sri Lanka behave in a civilzed manner, we won’t be here commenting. Look at what they have done to Muslims in Aluthgama. Is it civilized behaviour?

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          Dear Thiru,

          Re “Look at what they have done to Muslims in Aluthgama. Is it civilized behaviour?”

          Certainly it is uncivilized but did you criticize Kattankudi, Eravur massacres of Muslims at prayer and the Ethnic Cleansing of Muslims and robbery of ALL their belongings by the Tamils of the North which was a thousand times more uncivilized than Aluthgama in like fashion?

          If not then you are just making Politically opportunistic Separatist Propaganda

          Kind Regards,
          OTC

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          Thiru

          “If the majority in Sri Lanka behave in a civilzed manner, we won’t be here commenting. Look at what they have done to Muslims in Aluthgama. Is it civilized behaviour?”

          It was planned by the Para-Sinhala Buddhist State . Citizens need to take the Law into their Own hands and Melt out justice to these criminals and killers.

          until then nothing happens. They need to be made the target.

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          Oh, come on. You say you were educated. Educated at Peradeniya. You were probably taught by the likes of Sivaprakasapillai, Paul and Mahalingam. You probably were a contemporary of the likes of Thurairajah and Sivasegaram.

          You let those names down rather badly by defending your inability to take part in a civilized discussion by saying “Oh look at Aluthgama, those thugs were uncivilized also!”. Grow up, Sir, shame on you!

          Challenge Dayan’s arguments if you can, not his personality.

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        Sigma, you are right. This kind of personal insult only demeans the person who writes such things.

        However it is also true that Dr Jayatilleke has lost confidence all round, nobody trusts him, and 99% of CT readers, as well as others in general, are disparaging of him.

        If he sincerely wishes to get over this obstacle and put his considerable talents to good use he had better start with a full, detailed and sincere self-critism of the BIG mistakes he has made all along the way.

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          It would be much easier if you made efforts to straighten the dog s tail. That is what I can say in terms of the nature of SO CALLED SELF PROCLAIMED PATRIOT, Dayan Parajathilaka.

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    “War winning” hero and the failed state, puh…huh…huh..heh….hoooooo. Sajith Premadasa’s presidency down the road (Multinational Liar and Nidhan Wasthu Chakrawarthi)Hikis…heh…heh…heh….Ooookkkkk….Oookk…..oookkkkkk…..brrrrrr…….

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      Heaven save us from a Sajith presidency ! The man who could not even oust Ranil ? LOL

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    DJ
    You enjoyed the tastes of premier wine at the government expense, in the shade of the Alps Mountain when you were the Ambassador. Although you were removed unceremoniously from that position, still you are trying your luck to go back to the Alps by licking the boots of MR and Gota. Poor DJ I feel sorry about you. You have no place any more with MR nor with Ranil or JVP.

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    It is good to know that you (Dayan) support the massacre of Tamils by MR in the name of Buddha.

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    This is not a stand guys. [Edited out]

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      Ok,Ok, lets leave the devil out of this. So here goes ” This is not a stand guys! This is a veritable dance”.

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    “Thus I defend Mahinda Rajapaksa from the criticism that comes from the pro-secessionist Tamil Diaspora, Tamil Nadu, the UN International Inquiry and the dominant elite of the UNP (which appeased the LTTE), while I fully endorse”

    Meaning, I fully endorse the killing of civilians in the name of fighting terrorism, but I oppose Raja’s corrupt rules which affects Sinhalese too. While I oppose anyone who is against Rajabachcha rachachasm( Devil habits of killing) from outside srilanka( he may be thinks extra-terrestrial elements), I fully endorse who so ever against Rajabachcha within srilanka ( Only he should be a non-tamil, non-muslim) against his corruption. What an inherent racist! Sugar coat for his racism lies in his usage of the key word “pro-seccessionist”

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      manisekaran

      What is happening to your property developers and engineers. So far the death toll has reached 60 and many seriously injured after the collapse of a building which was under construction. Almost all of them were poor wage earning workers, some were from outside Tamilnadu.

      Where have all your sthapathis (architect/engineers) gone? The temple they built 1000 years ago (without any high tech)still stand witness to their ingenuity.

      With all the high tech available why couldn’t they build a proper building, with health and safety as a paramount condition.

      As a Tamil and an Indian you have serious problem. Lack of health and safety measures for the workers and corruption involved in granting planning permission and its enforcement are major issues your people take it as lightly as possible.

      What are you going to do about it.

      Paying compensation cannot and will not substitute life for the kith and kin.

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        Yes, People are morally bankrupt nowadays and everyone wants to get the route to quick richer. It is worrisome for people with right mindsets that morality of the people going down like pack of cards! In Chennai, fake builders are mushrooming everynight and one can see multi-storey apartments in every nooks and corner. Hope the commision formed for enquiring this will come out with suitable measures to prevent this happening in future ( Although I am skeptic about it).

        Manisekaran
        Chennai

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    “If the choice is Mahinda Rajapaksa or Ranil Wickremesinghe, and so long as that is the main choice available, I support Mahinda Rajapaksa, as does most of the country” choosing a thief, a corrupt,dishonest and a racist personality over a man with some quality and intellect shows the size of your democratic brain…i have my issues with Ranil and I’m not a big fan of him right now, but he was never a thief nor a Racist..a typical igonrant sinhalese you are…Ranil had won 48 lakhs of votes in 2005, all pure UNP votes unlike the votes Gon Raja had recieved from getting in to bed with all the three wheeler political parties such as the JHU “I support Mahinda Rajapaksa, as does most of the country” yeah right..stop feeding your delusional crap to fellow human beings…there is a lot of people who still support Ranil for the man he is..It’s not the uneducated ones who give us Sinhalese a bad name of being dumb and racist all the time…It’s the clan of educated fools like yourself

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    By Choosing MR, Mr DJ does not worried about;
    – Law and order of the country which has gone to hell
    – Corruption at it’s peak
    – Political favor, rich become richest, poor become poorest
    – Political Appointment, diplomats / head of departments
    – Politicizing Army and police
    – Double standard in everything
    – Democracy / freedom of speech/ media suppression
    – Jumbo cabinet and the cost
    – Undercuts/ threats faced by opponents
    – Taking control over judiciary…… many more…
    So he is a another human being… let it be that way….

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    “Dayan just misses the perks of living in Europe, if that means growling then so be it he says.
    He wants to be a politically appointed diplomat again !”

    That was my short synopsis of the above writings in case anyone is too lazy to read Dayan.

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      You’re probably right…a typically self centered diplomatic douchebag would want nothing more from a corrupt leader

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    I always wonder why UNP and Ranil himself never talk about his attempts to accomidate LTTE demands winning the support of Karuna etc.These in itself were qualities for a pragmatic politician.

    In fact these attempts to accommodate , exposed LTTE’s mode of operation and later sanction from EU,USA and Canada.

    Ultimately LTTE defeat was possible due the international isolation for which major contributions where from Ranil & CBK etc.

    Any body at the stage of the war in 2005 would have seen it’s logical conclusion, had Ranil won the elections in 2005 it would have been him.

    So MR’s claim for Defeat of LTTE is superfluous and not giving credit to previous Political leaders, Military leadership and the LTTE faction which defected, is treachery on the part of MR.

    Disclaimer

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    After winning the 30 year war Rajapaksa is trying to start another race war, purely for political gain, that might devastate the country and it’s people for another 30 years. The educated Days Jayatilleke wants to reflect Rajapaksa for a third term. I wonder if Dayan is sane or senile.

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    “10. If the choice at a Presidential election is Sajith or Karu (with Sajith as Deputy) vs. Mahinda Rajapaksa, it will prove an immediate game changer, by removing the unpatriotic, pro-Tiger stigma from the UNP.’

    dayan,I can’t understand whether it will make any difference whether ranil or karu contests,because both will lose badly.

    You know that and also you know that sajith does not want to contest against mahinda because he will also lose badly,and he says his astrology period is good only after 2016.

    so please stop talking about these three guys because they are all losers.So what should we do?

    Please don’t come up with that balony of anura kumara dissanaya because he will also lose badly.

    Stop talking of all the losers and people who don’t want to contest.

    Start talking about winners first.

    Well there are no winners.A third term of mahinda is inevitable.

    The only thing that can be done is to rattle him a bit with the best candidate and in my opinion it is sarath fonseka or CBK.

    CBK is my first choice and fonseka second,but remember what i told you with all the thuggery and rigging mahinda mama will win.

    Then in the meantime the UNP should start to clean up the party because as you rightly pointed out their vote base has shrunk to less than 30%.

    Pathetic indeed,but inevitable because after the decimation of their leaders,preme,gamini,lalith,ranjan they are like a headless chook.

    So first they have to get a leader endorsed by the majority of the UNP membership.A ballot should be held of all the members and the candidate who gets the highest vote should become the leader.

    The leadership is the biggest problem of the UNP and unless they sort it out through a democratic process their vote bank will shrink further and become less than 25% with fonseka and anura kumara gaining further,because they have no leadership issues with both of them easily getting the majority of votes from their members if a ballot is held.

    Mahinda too will be the winner if a leadership ballot is held with the SLFP members,even if CBK contests him though she might give a fight.

    Remember it is the rank and file that i speak of when quoting members.

    Unless a leader is endorsed by the rank and file of the party the foundation will always be creaky and the house start to collapse.

    So the leadership is the first thing that has to be sorted out.

    The stubborn UNP elite will ignore the rank and file and will push the reluctant ranil to contest knowing very well thaat he will get a drubbing and then ranil will in another 2 years fade out of politics.

    Another one bites the dust.Another one bites the dust.At least the only gentleman in politics will not have gone the way of that dirty bunch of ex UNP leaders and potential leaders who found out that karma is a bitch.Ranil though you will never become the president be thankful that because you kept your hands clean and escaped with your precious life.

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    Dear dayan,
    What do you know about rural sri lanka? What do you know about peasants? You are mere political manupulator and oppotunist. I am sorry to say, eventhough you are trying to say that you dont have any problem with Ranil, it is very clear that you are working with a hidden agenda. It is notvery important what you think here. If you think about suffering masses , yo never behave like that way in the past. You can lie to many , but not to all. You have work and will work for your own benefit. We will see who is right in the future!

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    Dayan forgot Point 11: I love to suck up to President Rajapakse because when ever he sees me he hugs me! Ranil is a different case, because unlike President Rajapakse, Ranil is much smarter than me (Dayan).

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    Reading DJ’s ramblings is like watching my favourite monkey on the terrace of the Thilanka Hotel in Kandy; taking bets on which way he will jump. Invariable he would swipe the piece of cake off the table before taking flight. DJ, changing your position ever so slightly, every now and then, while sitting on the fence must be painful; I recommend you have the pin-pricks on your arse checked regularly – lest they turn septic.

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      Spring Koha

      “DJ, changing your position ever so slightly, every now and then, while sitting on the fence must be painful;”

      Dayan Jayatilleka takes 64 positions all at the same time.

      As a seasoned and keen observer you would have noticed all his 64 positions, including on all fours and between the legs.

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    Dayan
    No amount of this type of equivocation and associated drivel will result in a dispelling of the notion that you are a fence-sitter waiting for a potential crumb from the royal plate. What should work is if you come clean with your audience and call the royal spade a badly-tainted shovel, provide evidence (and there is plenty of that for all to see) of the blatant misdeeds of this utterly dishonest and corrupt regime and then proceed to offer a reasoned and sensible analysis of some real options for the long-suffering people of Sri Lanka to be shown the light in terms of where our dear country is heading. Resulting from that should arise some real practical options for mass-mobilisation of opinion and workable solutions to consign the current regime to the dustbin of history.

    The sooner you start doing that, the better. Are you up to it?

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    Dayan

    Your self portrayal speaks volume of your jamboree stance on issues.

    You are not on the left, right or the centre ground. Absolute opportunist to jump from wagon to wagon. You forgot to mention about being in EPRLF payroll.

    One thing is certain. You are anti-Tamil. In the campaign of anti-LTTE portrayal, you will go to any extent.

    Are you a humanist? You have not proved yourself. You supported Srimavo and Premadasa who massacred the JVP. Did you campaign against it? no.

    Having a strong view against the LTTE is understandable but you had gone further against the innocent Tamil victims of the war.

    You always look for an opening somewhere and now thinking the JVP will be the route to keep your momentum going. JVP has not articulated on the Tamil question, except publicly claiming of raping the Tamil community through their assimilation policy. You must be getting sensation out of this.

    Your father was a broad thinker and earned the respect of cross section of the Sri Lankan community. You are not on your fathers track but inclined to your BBS worshiping paternal uncle Nevil serving in the foreign service at the last stage of his life thus enjoying the privileges of the state for his anti-Tamil hate mongering for decades.

    You will be accorded such a position in your 80’s for your opportunistic praises of nations leaders. This will not happen with Ranil, who will only say good riddance of a bad rubbish.

    Wish you well in your progressing decay as it can only go bad to worse from here.

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    DJ, this rant against who you support shows exactly who you are. One with no principles. And you have the GOD COMPLEX- “I know it all”. I agree with the many posts above that say you only care about you and your diplomatic perks, not the country or its people. You have no problem with the third term of MR. What we see in ALuthgama is what for all of us communities to face sinhala, Muslim, Christian, and Tamil alike from this government.
    Why are you pinning losing votes of UNP in 1994 on RW. Let me remind you why, SLFP even with CBK was a forever loosing party. But the bonus was Your dearly beloved R Premadasa unleashed a terror on poor(economically deprived) sinhala youth like we have never seen on earth. We couldn’t go out, no schools, we studied in Cerosene oil lamps, no law. Parents with teenagers were dying until they see the next day. It was horrific to live though that period. I don’t know where you were, but we lived through that, survived that, and somehow managed to get our selves educated.

    So the people had enough of that bheeshanaya, and SLFP didn’t even work, those lazy bums who had no strategy was lifted and put on parliamentary seats by the PEOPLE. They didn’t care who it was, just the life long UNPers, voted blue for the first time in history, because they needed to end this lawless cycle of terror. So Ranil was there, even if Budda himself was running from UNP against CBK she would have won. Because people wanted to change the regime. And the second time he actually RW had more votes than MR in 2005, if LTTE didn’t held up Jaffana votes. Don’t try to insult educated people who reads this forum, we know our numbers, and politically aware. It is misleading to say that. I am not a RW fan, but you are misleading the readership with your swagger, and assertiveness.
    We are at another juncture like right after Bheeshanaya 89. MR, GR and their goons are unleashing similar terror on every community in SL. You are mum about that.

    They as a Democratic government failed( refused) to protect one segment of the population(based on racial lines). That is pure racism, discrimination, veiled in patriotism. He became president not by sinhala only votes-everyone voted. It is inhuman, unbuddhishtic. I am a staunch Sinhala buddish where as you are a Sinhala christian. Only sane thing I can think of is that, may be you like the fact that the decent Sinhala buddists in Sri Lanka are getting branded internationally as barbaric, blood thirsty, extremist group of people who lacks common decency. It is very clear we regular Buddhists are more moderate than you. and trying to hold them accountable.

    MR is doing now, is handing over the what was won militarily on a platter to cut down to peaces, due to PR and diplomatic blunders by GR. And cover their blunders by paying for USA – PR firms with SL tax payers money. If GR payed out of his pocket that perhaps is okay. Instead he should have ordered to STF to save muslims from attacks. We use money for useless stuff, when people are getting shot for fighting for basic needs like drinking water, livelihood, and safety of the kids. Your resume says all, you were in each party when you can earn your buck with them. Another ” Roney de Mel, paneeda pil”.

    You are against pro-secessionist. Why with MR, their policies are driving us towards future Yugoslavia. Finnish President had chaired all the countries that got a broken. So you are sure you are on the right side of the history. After reading this I learned a lot about you, actually for the worse. I am not even sure if you are a good ambassador to be even to put forth representing the country of all different races. As you’re bias, and your racial unfairness is blatant. You have a conflict of interest. No decent international UN, or any human rights organization should accept you as a fair representative. Because you are not fair to all human races in our country. That is inhuman if not illegal. No matter how much you try to whitewash the MR regime, people one day will realize to put them in the right place. It has happened in history, no one ever thought we could unseat UNP for foreseeable future, PEOPLE of SL did it, not SLFP of CBK.

    IF these saffron robed thugs(whome I highly doubt some of them are monks, may be youth disguised in robes), we are at a similar place we were after bheeshanya. You have no problem with his third term. Because don’t live among the normal people, to feel how difficult the life is for the one has no connections with the current regime. you live mostly in posh, cooled rooms, and drinking best wines, dining with educated ultra liberal Cuban writers, ambassadors. Means you have touch with the reality of the ground. Where is your neo-liberalism. It is also a farce..
    Pls don’t ruin the chances of Anura dissanayake by your endorsement, I am hoping he is smart enough to recognize two-faced chameleons like you form miles. My god, looks like you already started curry favoring him just in case he becomes a president. No shame dude.

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      Good argument and worth to remind him the past. It is fair for all the victims and dead to remind of what Dayan did in the past with Premadasa. Now he is talking about his son. I will tell you to come with Sajith and I challenge DJ to bring him. Then you can see by your self.

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    A hypothetical question:

    if buddha is alive and criticize what happens in lanka, dont you think mahasanga, Modawansas and BBS terrorists will massacre him?

    just be honest….

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    If only this [Edited out] Dayan has an ounce of Shame left, he will not bombard us with his bullshit or pigshit and who cares what he thinks of Ranil or the UNP? Besides who asked the Bugger? Dayan can’t you understand from the majority comments how popular you are among the readership? GET LOST! and keep your two cents worth to your self.

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      He is popular to pro govt TV senders. I really dont know why the country sees not right.
      This man [Edited out]. Today, even every teenager would raise the question as to why the govt failed to reenforce the rule of law which is the foundation for a fair society. And why the govt work with police whatever it is etc, but DJ and the like would never even bother to question any of the questions.

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    Dayan did not discuss any political policy matters when he was commenting about Ranil. He was just referring some petty matters as big issues with Ranil. He did not care about the big issues the Royal family has done. 40% commission on Nooraichcholai, China Loan, inefficient government, nepotism, family rule, CJ dismissal, 18th amendment, Presidential commission to run essential services, and even after his last 4 years of advice losing on the UNHRC resolution….. etc all are nothing for him.

    So why is Dayan behaving like this? He has answered in the first paragraph for that. The separatist are natural extension of LTTE. They made sure there was no lapse after 2009 on the call for independence to Tamils. But it is interesting to see what happened in between.
    The war not win by King. One of the main parties to the victory is Kathirkamar. After the death of Lincoln only American civil war was won. It is like that. Then the countries’ Union, put together by Kathirkamar, demanded to fulfill the promises Kathirkamar offered to them. King ran and surrendered under China’s pants. UNHRC’s first resolution came. Dayan did an unwanted service for Royal Government. That is, he handed over the nose-cord (naanayam) of Lanka-bull with some false promises to Western countries.
    If you watch a farmer managing a bull, when it run out of control, he would suggest let lose the nose cord otherwise farmer and the bull will be hurt. So at start he also runs with the bull, holding the nose cord lightly. On the way, as a start, he intermittently pulls and sees how the bull feels for the control. Once the bull starts to show response to the nose cord, he firmly pulls it and stop to the wild race. As matter of the fact this was the techniques used by UNHRC when it show the Lanka started to show a wild race for UN after 2009 victory. Now the UNHRC (the farmer) firmly pulling the nose cord. Soon the bull will come to stop. In May, 2009 Dayan did not show any magic. That time, Dayan described as he was the one won the UNHRC’s first resolution and after that offered lot of free advices but King did not pay attention to that. Because, now, neither he nor King can do anything about the nose cord of the Lanka. (As it was the technique used by UNHRC, Dayan never could have and never did anything). To some extent Dayan understand that there was nothing King could have done too. So he knows all what he did at UNHRC is going to be proved blatant lies. The peoples he can show anger on are
    one). The Diaspora, who did not let the call for the freedom to die so easily.
    Two). If Ranil comes to power, west will have its way to punish who ever its likes too.

    Dayan did not support Fonseka.
    1. Fonseka claims he is one really won the war.
    2. He agreed with TNA to implement Dayan’s 13th amendment and get away the Tamils problems. That is what Dayan says he wants, but King is not doing and losing to UNHRC.
    3. He did not propose 18th amendment. That is the one would allowed a new candidate to show up. Sajit, Anura Kumara like the Dayan’s list.
    4. If he had come, JVP would have the one controlling the parliament. Dayan’s ideal party.

    It is so obvious that Dayan does not wants his lies come to the light. He wants the King to come back to power and keep controlling the Diaspora. At same time, on the other side, Ranil should not come as inquiry may go ahead by the pressure from the West. Dayan does not have any policies, Like king, he is also always ready to sell the Sinhala mass for the purpose of saving him.

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    Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka,

    Please read most of the comments that CT readers have written about your news articles.

    Their opinions show that you are already a Rajapakse goon and a used condom where your expiry day has long lapsed. They are absolutely correct and there’s absolutely nothing you could challenge them.

    If you are trying to brain wash or fool CT readers who are more educated, more well read, more politically mature, you yourself is just wasting your time writing crap.

    Why don’t you go to few villages and talk to the peasants to find what is the true picture of Pres.Rajapakse and votes. It’s better to analyse this way than writing crap been inside an aircondition room.

    PRES.RAJAPAKSE LOST HIS LAST SURVIVAL STRAW AFTER ALUTHGAMA AND BERUWALA STRATEGY. NOW PRES.RAJAPAKSE IS JUST A SPENT FORCE. THERE’S ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HE COULD DO NOW. EVEN A “PAMBAYA” SCARECROW WILL DEFEAT PRES.RAJAPAKSE DURING THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. TAKE MY WORD TODAY.

    What we feel is that you are trying to get feed back or opinions of CT readers from the articles you write to CT. May be you are reporting these comments to Pres. Rajapakse who is looking for opinions of others on his position.

    If so please tell Pres.Rajapakse that his reign as President has expired. He has become a laughing stock or a joker in front of the international community.He has lost his integrity, self respect, credibility and honesty. Look at his friends, partners and colleagues whom he moves with. Do you want to be one of them.If so please join BBS Gnanasara.

    Dr.Dayan,
    Please stop acting like a Babysitter for Rajapakses and start behaving like a real Gentleman and a scholar.We CT readers do not want to read anymore crap of yours. Do you still want to see the absolute mutt moron joker ruining our country for another six more years. You have gone nuts. 2009 long gone. It will never come back to you. Now it’s 2014.

    Please learn from critical and analytical writers such as Tisaranee Gunasekara or Darisha Bastians before you write your next news letter.Please don’t write absolute crap anymore. Please write sense.

    Good Luck to you.

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    TO DAYAN JAYATILLEKA
    1. You make me loose respect for you altogether. Like a conjurer you have attempted in this article to distract CT readers’ focus from the thrust of my piece. My piece was not about Ranil but you have turned on a detail in order to distract. Familiar strategy of dishonest politicians.
    2. Now that you have made a know-all competitive analysis of Opposition leaders I must say I agree with you about Anura Kumara Dissanayake,JVP leader. He is a fantastic and fearless speaker who can bring home a point to ordinary audiences. Besides, he appears honest, like Ranil. On the other hand, if you listen to his speech in the link
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=714819038570962 you will not like him because Anura makes very serious fraud charges against your leader, Mahinda. Among so many instances listed by him, Anura alleges that recently Namal imported 19 racing cars and that his Dad waived the duty of Rs 2002 million on them. The cars had a landing cost of over Rs 19 million!!
    Like to hear you respond to Anura’s speech. If Anura is wrong he could be charged for defamation because he made his speech at a public meeting. Does your elated view of MR stand scrutiny?
    Dayan, to be respected by your readership you must be steadfastly honest and consistent.

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    Ranil has already ruined the UNP. If Ranil contest in presidential poll, Mahinda will win easily. Because of UNP constitution Ranil can keep leadership.

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    Dr Dayan Jayatilaka is very personal interest character of Sri Lankan modern politics. Origin and development of DJ- his politics line-up with left oriented policies that his history of politics are shadow of the rule of jungle.
    While during UNP regime of Premadas that DJ the absolute rule of UNP strongman and certain critical voice may be supressed people’s movement and supervision of state power become just a decoration. During UNP-Premadasa regime is both contagious and increasingly back that fear fashion across the Island, where the democratic promise of undermine by JVP revolts has mostly turned to dust and tears.
    The politics of assist by DJ given political stagnation and long-term instability, authoritative and resolute pushing that which anti-democracy hands required to change progressive status quo of Island left-oriented democratic norms.
    His strong UNP commitment of politics we cannot simply judge him by democratic progressive standards.
    Beside even if UNP strongman politics he(DJ) really returns
    Sri lanka ,it remain unknown whether his influence had been more positive or negative. But his political background will not help in maintain right rule of our nation! So rather than he imposing many new labels of politics on the parties leaders and political class in the an Island that best way judge him he has that no contribute to ongoing political development of Capitalism in Sri lanka. DJ take its own course.!

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    Why Dayan is angry with Ranil is because when Ranil became PM in 2002 he expected Ranil to hand back the 4th Estate, the Media to them, which Ranil did not. Dayan, HLD Mahindapala and crowd ruled the roost during Premadasa’s time and expected once again to hold fort, which did not happen. From that time all of them have been cross with Ranil attacking him, like how Maharajah & Co, the Mahendran Brothers fell out with Ranil for not offering two Ministerial posts to their cronies in the UNP.

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