19 July, 2019

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New Constitution: You Will Lose A Referendum Only Because Of Corruption

By M.A. Sumanthiran

M.A. Sumanthiran

M.A. Sumanthiran

I am told that when we talk about the new Constitution, various persons are getting worried about a referendum.

Now, we have very clearly said and I want to repeat what my Leader has said in this House and in the Constitutional Assembly. He said, “We want a new Constitution that all the people of this country approve of, that definitely must include or should include the majority people of this country. A Constitution will not stay as a Constitution of the country if the majority of the people do not accept it.” So, we are not trying to do something that the majority people of this country do not want. But at the same time, we have the confidence that the majority people of this country are also reasonable people, are also people who will adhere to basic human values of equality, of equal citizenship. That message must be taken to the majority people of this country. I am rather disappointed that Members who represent the majority community are fearful about going to their people and telling them this is a right thing to do. If they fear and they keep saying, “We will lose a referendum”- you will lose a referendum only because of corruption and nothing else, not because of the contents in the Constitution. So, put your House right with regard to even perceptions of corruptions, be transparent, go before the people, and convince your people that you are in fact involved in good governance. Please tell your people that this is the right thing for us to do if we are to go into the future with all the people who are smaller in numbers also agreeing that this is our country, we are no longer second class, we have equal stake, and that is necessary to forge the unity of this country.

So, my final words as I wind down is, let us see a prosperous and a new era for Sri Lanka in 2017 with a basic social contract which is the Constitution ensuring that as we go forward.

The speech made by M.A. Sumanthiran in Parliament on the 10th of this month:

ගරු එම්.ඒ. සුමන්තිරන් මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு எம்.ஏ. சுமந்திரன்)
(The Hon. M.A. Sumanthiran)

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for giving me the opportunity to speak at the concluding stages of the Committee Stage Discussion. One could hear the words “හොරා”, “හොරු” continuously in the Chamber.

ගරු මන්ත්‍රීවරයෙක්
(மாண்புமிகு உறுப்பினர் ஒருவர்)
(An Hon. Member)

හොරා.

ගරු එම්.ඒ. සුමන්තිරන් මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு எம்.ஏ. சுமந்திரன்)
(The Hon. M.A. Sumanthiran)

There you are! I can hear it again being traded from one side to the other fairly liberally. I will address that issue in a moment. But, let me begin with something that I want to mention in this House in my capacity as the Chair of the Committee on Public Finance. During the course of the Budget Debate, our Committee was supposed to tender two Reports to Parliament. We presented one Report.

In that Report, we raised a very serious issue, that the Estimates that were placed on our table on the day the Budget was presented contains figures that are not accurate, figures that the officials themselves knew to be not accurate because during the course of the Committee deliberations, they admitted so and gave us another set of figures stating that it was on the second set of figures that the Minister actually made his Budget presentation. Also in that Report, we recommended that the figures of 12th November, which were said to be the actual figures, be distributed to all Hon. Members at least during the Committee Stage, and I regret that it has not been done. We all are looking at the estimates in those red books, which the officials of the Ministry of Finance themselves have told us are not accurate.

The second Report we were supposed to present to this House was our comments on whether the Government Estimates actually reflect the Government policy, whether money is well laid out in accordance with Government policy. We have tried to ascertain the Government policy and that is not easily forthcoming because as in the last year, this year too, the Hon. Prime Minister made a Statement prior to the Budget and then, the Hon. Minister of Finance made his Budget Speech, and one is still left wondering which is the Government policy. We have sought this information. We have asked officials and the Ministers, the Prime Minister included, to provide to the Committee a proper statement of Government policy so that we can examine the Estimates and comment on them for the House as to whether the money has been well laid out in accordance with the Government policy. Unfortunately, we have not been able to do that during the course of the Budget Debate, but we will strive our best to do it early next year.

With regard to corruption, it is very interesting that from the time I entered this House in 2010, allegations have been made against the Government, sometimes, against particular Ministers. Certain words are used for certain Ministers and one is then supposed to deduce what those mean. Today too, we heard different words being used for different Ministers. In the last Parliament also, we saw that. Now, some of that is coming out. I would like to say – I am not saying this in any patronizing way – that those words are being used because there is knowledge in the country as to what the Ministers are up to. A lot of the corruption that the Ministers are involved in is no secret in this country. That is why those words are used. A Government that has been in office for just two years will do well to take heed of this and correct their ways. It is no use defending the Government by asking the Opposition, “What did you do when you were in the Government?” That is not the answer. Constantly, when the Hon. Members of this side were on that side also, the same thing was done and it is being repeated. What is most strange is that some who were Ministers in the last Government continue to be Ministers in this Government too, and those are the Ministers who remain quiet when these allegations are traded because they are always at the receiving end of the allegations. As soon as the Government changed, we started hearing stories. I am going to use some words now which might ring bells. We started hearing about the areca nut transactions of a Minister who was in the previous Government too and continues in this Government. Like that, there are so many words that are being used. I will not go through the whole list.

But, this is a Government that we also helped come into office and I think we also have some right to expect better performance by this Government. It is well-known, and it is conceded even by the “Joint Opposition”, as they call themselves, that the President and the Prime Minister who head this Government, both, are well above any of these allegations. I have not heard any allegations being levelled against either of them personally.

ගරු මන්ත්‍රීවරයෙක්
(மாண்புமிகு உறுப்பினர் ஒருவர்)
(An Hon. Member)
How about the COPE Report?

ගරු එම්.ඒ. සුමන්තිරන් මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு எம்.ஏ. சுமந்திரன்)
(The Hon. M.A. Sumanthiran)

But that is not good enough. The two leaders must ensure that their Ministers – leave alone the public officials, but their Ministers – are also above reproach. Sadly, that does not seem to be the case. If this continues, this Government will not last. You must understand that the former Government, who now shouts hoarse also came down because of corruption – mostly because of corruptions. It is unfortunate that many of you do not seem to learn those lessons, but are still continuing those very ways. I will cite one thing, an allegation I made a few days ago in this House with regard to the 65,000 houses. On that day, I asked the Minister concerned to deny if possible that one Ravi Wettasinghe was the local agent of ArcelorMittal. I asked him to deny if possible that it was Ravi Wettasinghe who was the local agent. He did not deny it. Now, I take it therefore, that it is Ravi Wettasinghe who is the local agent of ArcelorMittal. He is a notorious figure in this country. He figures in the book called, “Thatcher’s Fortunes: The Life and Times of Mark Thatcher. ” In 2002 – I am glad that the Hon. Ruwan Wijayawardene is here – he got into a brawl outside a nightclub when you were present and it is reported how this happened and what kind of person he is. This is how it is reported:

“Ravi Wettasinghe, known to contribute towards political campaigns in millions, was the local agent for a British bus consortium comprising three bus companies Ibis, Transbus and Mayflower. In 1993, Mr. Ravi Wettasinghe bought the Government-owned Werehera Bus factory..”

– I mentioned this last time –

“.. for Rs. 25 million, but ran into problems and eventually left the country forcing the Government to pay Rs. 460 million in salaries for the workers. While he was away, he had reportedly contributed..”

– now this will hit both sides –

“..Rs. 7 million to the PA during an election campaign while also contributing towards the UNP election campaigns.”

ගරු කෙහෙළිය රඹුක්වැල්ල මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு கெஹெலிய ரம்புக்வெல்ல)
(The Hon. Keheliya Rambukwella)

How much?

ගරු එම්.ඒ. සුමන්තිරන් මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு எம்.ஏ. சுமந்திரன்)
(The Hon. M.A. Sumanthiran)

That amount is not given here. Now this is the man who is the local agent of ArcelorMittal who wants to build those steel, pre-fabricated houses. He is the man who funds both sides.
Yesterday was the International Anti-corruption Day and His Excellency the President, while making a speech, responsibly stated publicly that even today more than 50 per cent of the tenders that are granted by his own Government is riddled with fraud. Your own President said that, publicly. I was in the same forum. I told him, “It is not 50 per cent, it is more than 90 per cent.” He did not dispute me. So, why is this happening? I think if you have come together as a National Government to take the country forward, to make a new beginning for this country, you have to rid yourselves of corruptions. Without that, this country will not go forward.

The Hon. Minister of Finance is listening attentively, I am happy. I hope you will take all the necessary steps and that it will not be necessary hereafter for anyone to be shouting at your Colleagues and yourself calling you all, “Horu.”

There is one more thing. This morning, when we convened as the Constitutional Assembly, the Hon. Rauff Hakeem, the Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, referred to Xenophobia that is enveloping this country and this is a very serious issue. On the last day of this year as we sit, I want to make certain mention of some of the trends that are happening. All of us know what is happening and are either unwilling or unable to arrest this particular trend. The Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena mentioned about a resolution that was allegedly passed by the Northern Provincial Council. The Hon. Minister of Justice too mentioned this a few days ago in this House and I want to correct both of them. There was no resolution passed by the Northern Provincial Council saying that no Buddhist temples can be built in the Northern Province; that is false and malicious. The only Resolution they have passed is to say that no unauthorized structures of any religious institution, be it Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim or Christian, should be built. That is all that the Resolution says and I think you need to be careful before you make such inflammatory remarks in this House. You must ensure-

ගරු දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு தினேஷ் குணவர்தன)
(The Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena)

We cannot worship a Bo tree according to you.

ගරු (ආචාර්ය) විජයදාස රාජපක්ෂ මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு (கலாநிதி) விஜயதாஸ ராஜபக்ஷ)
(The Hon. (Dr.) Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe)

Sir, it was in the banner headlines in almost all the newspapers in this country and was telecast in all the television channels, but there was no single denial either by the Chief Minister or any Member of the Northern Provincial Council. Then, am I responsible or are they responsible for, if it is a false?

ගරු එම්.ඒ. සුමන්තිරන් මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு எம்.ஏ. சுமந்திரன்)
(The Hon. M.A. Sumanthiran)

What the Chief Minister has said is in the newspapers today. He has referred to the Hon. Minister of Justice as a good friend and somebody who knows him and he has said, “The Hon. Minister could have called and asked me.” You know what the media does in this country; you know how involved the media also is in fanning these flames.
So, one needs to be careful –

ගරු (ආචාර්ය) සරත් අමුණුගම මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு (கலாநிதி) சரத் அமுனுகம)
(The Hon. (Dr.) Sarath Amunugama)

If the Chief Minister has issued a disclaimer, it could have been published in the media.

ගරු එම්.ඒ. සුමන්තිරන් මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு எம்.ஏ. சுமந்திரன்)
(The Hon. M.A. Sumanthiran)

What I am saying is -[Interruption.] No, no. The media constantly does it. If we are to issue disclaimers and denials, everyday we will be doing that. So, all that I am saying is, please ensure before you –

ගරු කෙහෙළිය රඹුක්වැල්ල මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு கெஹெலிய ரம்புக்வெல்ல)
(The Hon. Keheliya Rambukwella)

In any case, there is no unauthorized –

ගරු එම්.ඒ. සුමන්තිරන් මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு எம்.ஏ. சுமந்திரன்)
(The Hon. M.A. Sumanthiran)

Anyway, I have now clarified. Take my word for it. So, do not make these inflammatory remarks again.

ගරු දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு தினேஷ் குணவர்தன)
(The Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena)

Both of you are not in agreement.

ගරු එම්.ඒ. සුමන්තිරන් මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு எம்.ஏ. சுமந்திரன்)
(The Hon. M.A. Sumanthiran)

No, no. We are fully in agreement. We belong to the same Party. We are in agreement and I defend that Resolution that was passed by the Northern Provincial Council. I do not think that in any part of the country, any unauthorized structures should be put up, whether it is Buddhist, Christian, Hindu or Muslim. Everybody must comply with the law and if -[Interruption.] Well, that is so. -[Interruption.] I am talking about structures.

ගරු දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு தினேஷ் குணவர்தன)
(The Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena)

You can worship anybody.

ගරු එම්.ඒ. සුමන්තිරන් මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு எம்.ஏ. சுமந்திரன்)
(The Hon. M.A. Sumanthiran)

Yes. I am not saying you cannot worship. -[Interruption.] You tried to do this, this morning also.

ගරු දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு தினேஷ் குணவர்தன)
(The Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena)

You can lay a Buddha statue in front –

ගරු එම්.ඒ. සුමන්තිරන් මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு எம்.ஏ. சுமந்திரன்)
(The Hon. M.A. Sumanthiran)

I am talking about the construction of temples and places of worship.

Sir, with regard to Buddhism also, one has to be very careful that you do not misrepresent to the country what we say. We respect Buddhism. We think the majority of this country who are Buddhists must have their due place in the country, we do not dispute that, and, as we strive to draw up a new Constitution, this issue of foremost place to Buddhism has again hit the headlines. One needs to be very, very careful unless, of course, you deliberately want to cause mischief and mayhem in the country. One must be restrained in what you say. We are striving to do that and that is why we continuously keep on saying we have no objection to some important, special place be given to Buddhism. I am prepared to say that even despite the fact that most, not most, but all of my constituents are not Buddhists. We will do that. Sir, equality before the law of all the people of this country is also a principle, I think, all of us agree with and that also must ensure special place for certain historic, certain other reasons does not mean and cannot mean that others come second. All citizens of this country are equal and that must be very clearly understood and laid down. So, as we strive to do this, allay the fears of the majority, at the same time, the people who are small in numbers in this country must also be assured that although their numbers are little, that they do have a place; that they are not second-class citizens. That must be assured. -[Interruption.] Please do not disturb me.

ගරු මූලාසනාරූඪ මන්ත්‍රීතුමා
(மாண்புமிகு தலைமைதாங்கும் உறுப்பினர் அவர்கள்)
(The Hon. Presiding Member)

You have only four more minutes.

ගරු එම්.ඒ. සුමන්තිරන් මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு எம்.ஏ. சுமந்திரன்)
(The Hon. M.A. Sumanthiran)

Okay. Therefore, in this difficult journey that we have undertaken to draft a new Constitution, we must act together. The fact that all parties represented in Parliament constitute the Constitutional Assembly and are represented in the Steering Committee, is a good thing. This is a historic feat. The fact that the Steering Committee has met more than 40 times – I think 46 times or something like that – and been able to deliberate matters itself, is a very positive thing. So, we need to be careful, as we go forward, that we do not lose this opportunity.

I am told that when we talk about the new Constitution, various persons are getting worried about a referendum.

Now, we have very clearly said and I want to repeat what my Leader has said in this House and in the Constitutional Assembly. He said, “We want a new Constitution that all the people of this country approve of, that definitely must include or should include the majority people of this country. A Constitution will not stay as a Constitution of the country if the majority of the people do not accept it.” So, we are not trying to do something that the majority people of this country do not want. But at the same time, we have the confidence that the majority people of this country are also reasonable people, are also people who will adhere to basic human values of equality, of equal citizenship. That message must be taken to the majority people of this country. I am rather disappointed that Members who represent the majority community are fearful about going to their people and telling them this is a right thing to do. If they fear and they keep saying, “We will lose a referendum”- you will lose a referendum only because of corruption and nothing else, not because of the contents in the Constitution. So, put your House right with regard to even perceptions of corruptions, be transparent, go before the people, and convince your people that you are in fact involved in good governance. Please tell your people that this is the right thing for us to do if we are to go into the future with all the people who are smaller in numbers also agreeing that this is our country, we are no longer second class, we have equal stake, and that is necessary to forge the unity of this country.

So, my final words as I wind down is, let us see a prosperous and a new era for Sri Lanka in 2017 with a basic social contract which is the Constitution ensuring that as we go forward.

Thank you.

The speech made by M.A. Sumanthiran in Parliament on the 10th of this month

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    A new constitution is NOT created simply to solve a supposed problem of a minority. Constitution making is serious affair. Constitution defines the structure of the country and its ability to face any threats from outside.

    A careful look at the country’s geographical location and the threats we faced from millenia to recent history it is proven beyond doubt that a federal structure is NOT good for Sri Lanka.

    Unitary structure is a basic requirement for Sri Lanka, because if it is turned into a federal structure Sri lanka will NOT exist. And 29000 sons of the soil did not sacrifice their lives for that. The UNP government should remember that very well.
    And if TNA mps or any Tamil separatist thinks they can coerce the government and the people with diplomatic support they have got it wrong.

    So do not attempt to do or force the country to do the impossible.

    And TNA’s post war behavior has already shown to us why we should not go beyond the current structure. And majority of SLns have NO problem with the current constitution.

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      Sach,

      We need a new constitution to give a vision and a mission to our governance. We have meandered too long with no direction and are no where near where we should have been as a nation. The power sharing/ devolution issue, which has been our curse, should also be boldly addressed and resolved forever through the new constitution.

      I agree with Sumanthiran that the wishes of the Sinhala community should tested through a referendum. They have been blamed for too long for the follies of our power hungry and corrupt positions. Our present constitution is designed for our politicians and the people.

      The referendum may be defeated in a referendum because of the performance of this government on the corruption front . If this comes to pass only the present government that stands to blamed. Sumanthiran has implied this possibility. Let the government crack the whip starting now , for the people to forgive them before the referendum.

      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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        Corrections for above comment:
        [. …wishes of the Sinhala community should —
        2. — and not the people.]
        3.— stands to be blamed.

        Dr.RN

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        The present constitution has helped us more than enough to sail in the troubled waters. We successfully faced a bloody 30 year war, bloody JVP terrorism, had economic development, protected our democratic systems thanks to our present constitution.

        There is a saying, ‘dont fix it, if it aint broken’. Same is relevant for the current constitution.

        I hardly think we can ever settle this so called ethnic conflict. What this government does just fuel future conflicts.

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          Sach,

          Should we have faced those problems? We seeded the problems and spent billions fighting them. In the process killing thousands. Our politicians should be ashamed of what they have done, instead of preening their feathers.

          Dr. RN

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            DR RN,

            ‘Our politicians should be ashamed of what they have done,’. Our politicians are not ashamed, not now or forever. Their pockets are bulging with ill earned money. Our ministers drive cars that are the envy of their counterparts in England and the US. They have built houses akin to palaces. So how could they be ashamed. Furthermore the countrymen of this ‘wakutuweyang’ culture fall down on all fours and worship these super scoundrels. How can they be ashamed.

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            Rajasingham,

            When you say “Our politicians,” are you including MR and Gota too?

            If they should be ashamed, how about those who sang hosannas when they were in power, those who prostrated at their feet to kiss the toe ring and went that extra mile to safeguarded them from being exposed in their cruelty to the pathetic women and children barb-wired in their own soil? The rascal even said that MR and Gota had delivered 75% of all what he promised to the Tamils, and called him an honourable President!

            You jolly well know who I mean – do you think you will ever have the integrity to apologize if you now realize what you did was a humongous blunder that hurt the entire society in many ways?

            Just meaningless sprinkling of rhetoric’s every chance you get to distance yourself from the sinful past is not fooling anybody.

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          How about bloody LTTE terrorism?

          Executive presidency helped overcome bloody LTTE terrorism.

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            Who has rattled your cage?

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              Don’t worry. They are all dead now.

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            Fathima “How about bloody LTTE terrorism? “
            Fathima “Don’t worry. They are all dead now.”

            How about bloody Muslim Terrorism. So called LTTE Terrorism was confined to Sri Lanka,

            The Muslim terrorism , (despite what is going on now in Syria and Yemen and Turkey and Europe) is in the infancy. It’s going to be more ruthless and damaging to the entire civilisation than what Hitler did.

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          The country had only 68 years of Partial independence and 45 years of full independence. Within that the country faced JVP terrorism, LTTE Terrorism, and State Terrorism. This illustrates that the constitution could not stop happening these Terrorism because of the failure of the constitution. Constitution should be the guide for rule of law and justice, not to suit to the needs of few wealthy, powerful and idiotic families.

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      yes the rapists and war criminals of the mass grave soil, mostly low castes imported from Tamil Nadu and Kerala, did fight to CONQUER the Tamil nation (with the help of Hindia, Jihadi Pakistan, imperialist AmeriKKKa, apartheid Israel, totalitarian China) as opposed to the myth of humanitarian rescue operation.

      The so called unitary state was the creation of your white colonial masters before which Tamils enjoyed regional autonomy. Most of Lanka’s history was dominated by regional kingdoms and chieftaincies, not a unitary centralised state. Unfortunately the shortsighted Tamil leaders then rejected federalism when it was proposed by Kandyans and S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike. Now the F word has become an anathema in the uneducated barbarian mind of the Sinhala-Buddhist.

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        Yes ‘SinhalaPropaganda’ yes yes everyone got together and beat the sh1t out of your terrorist..you can console yourself like that.

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      sach:

      What a your scare of? Don’t be such a silly monkey when what is being proposed to find our the wishes of everyone, the majority and the minority. Are you scared that the majority will after all place donkeys like you in their place? Be it unitary, federalism or whatever, put it to the people and let it be known what direction the people of Sri Lanka would like to take. After all, you have one miserable vote and vote to your heart’s content which way your donkey’s mind sways.

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        I marvel the way you manage to express yourself. The more you write the more the poor donkey gets mangled!

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        No one is scared here, little one. A country should take precautions and construct its structure in a manner to face the challenges and threats it could face. That is the whole point of having a defence ministry

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          such,

          The country is not in any danger and you know it too! It is your paranoia that the Sinhala Buddhism cannot control everything. Your premise is that the Sinhala Buddhists own the country and everything else is secondary! This is why I asked you to grow up!

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            Burning Issue

            “This is why I asked you to grow up!”

            She is in her early eighties, how much can she grow, humanely impossible. Further, I am told there is no cure for paranoia.

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          sach:

          No matter how hard you try to prove you are not a donkey, what you write shows otherwise. Look at a country, a pathetic country, that since independence has been embroiled in misery and is at odds with itself. Through its impotency, it had cornered itself with many external parties poking their noses and dictating its affairs. Mahinda thought he was smart enough to wade through this but on his own admission decried that foreign forces were responsible for being kicked out from his pedestal. Have you seen the former “powerful” defence secretary (Gotabaya) with screaming answers during his BBC interview. Today, he is just a pussy with his tail between his legs.

          Now, tell me why can’t I laugh at a donkey like you when you write “A country should take precautions and construct its structure in a manner to face the challenges and threats it could face.” How naive of you. These politicians have been frogs bidding for the best offer. Those who once were with Ranil jumped into the dustbin with Mahinda and now they have sought solace from Maithiri/Ranil – of course all for the right price. Don’t be a fool – they will not only sell the people but also the country. Have you seen the palaces they live in? Where do you think they got such huge wealth – from their peanut salaries? Now you will know why I call you a donkey.

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      The so called new constitution has nothing for Muslims.

      So Muslims vote AGAINST it.

      Give us the Eastern Province and we will consider supporting it. Not otherwise.

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        We cannot have religious enclaves in Sri Lanka. Don’t mix religion with politics.

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          The why mix ethnicity with politics?

          The entire constitutional process is to satisfy Tamilians. All TNA MPs are Tamilians.

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            There is no such word called Tamilians it is Tamil. Sri Lankans never use the word Tamilian but always correctly say Tamil. It is used by non Tamil Indians and Pakistanis. You must be an Indian or Pakistani troll. Muslims in the island are also Tamil by ethnicity. Their identity is a religious identity and not an ethnic identity. There is no such thing called a Buddhist Christian Hindu or Muslim ethnicity. These are religions that are followed by many races, ethnicities and linguistic groups.

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        The east not your to give, it is the ancient land of the Eelam Tamils, they have lived there for more than 2000 years and ruled them selves. You South Indian Tamil Muslims only arrived there a few centuries ago begging for refuge. First fleeing Portuguese persecution along the Tamil North West coast and then Sinhalese persecution in the central highlands where you fled first and they did not want you. Came to the Tamil east begging for refuge and asylum and we took pity on you as fellow Tamils and gave you asylum land to live and women to start families , now multiplied like rats and are trying to steal our land from us with the help of Sinhalese racists. The very same racists who are still discriminating you in the south. People who arrived as refugees a few centuries ago cannot steal our land from us. Further you not a different ethnicity or even linguistic group from the Tamils and we cannot give enclaves based on religion.
        if you are a Muslim from the south why don’t you ask for your religious enclaves in the Sinhalese south where 72% of the country’s Muslims live instead of agitating for Muslim enclaves in the Tamil east and getting the Tamil Muslims there to fight against their fellow non Muslim Tamils and agitate for Islamic enclaves only in the east. Trouble creator. Hate your actual Tamil identity language and heritage but want everything from us and even steal our lands for your brainwashed Salafist/Wahhabi religious enclave that will be a future headache for everyone. We already have two basket cases based on religion( Islam) at our door step breeding terrorism and do not want a third one amongst our midst.
        You now think the Tamils are now weak defenceless with no support internally and externally so very easy to steal their land for your immigrant South Indian low caste converted community

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    What TNA members call as ‘Equality’ is NOT ‘equality’. What they are actually asking for is an arrangement for ‘minority rule over majority’. The very same thing yesteryear’s GG Ponnambalam asked for in 1930s. It is obvious that majority of SLns would not agree to minority rule over majority and then Tamil politicians yell ‘equality’.

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      such,

      Grow up please! Scotland enjoys extensive devolved power and she does not rule over England! You are simply sick with hate and deal with it for goodness sake!

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        Burning Issue

        sachooooooooo the stupid I is too old to use her faculties.

        She can’t even locate Nuisance’s padikkama.

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        BI the ruling party in the Scottish government plans on complete independence. They make no secret of this.

        ‘And our vision is of Scotland as an independent country – equal to the very best’

        http://www.snp.org/

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          Taraki

          “BI the ruling party in the Scottish government plans on complete independence. They make no secret of this.”

          However, you have conveniently omitted their unswerving commitment to the European Union.

          The Scots also said if Britain leaves EU, they are committed to leaving UK.

          It is not simple as you may think, nor a straight-forward case of copying from Mahawansa to pasting on 1978 constitution.

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          Taraki,

          SNP never hid their desire to make Scotland independent; they cannot do it unilaterally! Whereas, TNA has categorically stated that she is for a united SL. TNA or any other party will have no legal basis to divide the country. Such notion is outdated and impractical in the context of geo-polity. There is no desire or appetite for separation among the Tamils. A suitable devolved model will go a long way to integrate and reconcile the communities. This is the only way to galvanise the nation. If the Sinhala were to fail take this opportunity, I fear for the country!

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        Yes everyone who does not agree with Tamil racism is sick and filled with hate. Scotland does not comes with the ‘REAL Scotland’ that has been historical enemy of England and that has actively supported terrorism and continue to support terrorism in England.

        Sri Lanka does and that is called Tamil Nadu which is ever ready provide fascist tamil politicians

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          such,

          your sickness is deeply profound than I thought!

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            As if I care what a racist tribal tamil says

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              sachoooooooooooo the stupid II

              “As if I care what a racist tribal tamil says”

              What else do you care?

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      GG asked for 50-50 to keep majority domination in check. Sinhalese as an illiberal third world people prefer mob rule and centralised big government dictatorship over freedom.

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        Sinhalese are the most liberal community in whole of South Asia. That is why they bought the propaganda of CBK and MY3+RW in 1994 and 2015 and brought destruction on to them.

        Majority on check? Majority has the right to practice their democratic right on their Native homeland.

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          sachooooooooooooooooooooooo the stupid II

          “Sinhalese are the most liberal community in whole of South Asia.”

          And the Sinhala/Buddhists looted the coffers liberally and killed innocent people freely, oh from 5th April 1971.

          Nuisance the stupid I is looking for her padikkama. Go help.

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          sach

          “Sinhalese are the most liberal community in whole of South Asia”

          Perhaps, this may be true. Doesn’t it then dawn on you: why not allow them to decide the direction the country should take in a referendum that is now being proposed?

          So, in short, you are telling that it is not the Sinhalese people per se but the crooked politicians, who have warmed their backsides on the mission to divide the people, who are preventing this country reaching out for a better future. And for sure, by opposing such a referendum, you are also one of the bums who are against the Sinhalese majority. You see, you cannot see straight, cannot think straight and cannot talk straight because you are not straight and take a look at the donkey how it parades, then you will understand what I mean.

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      In a speech to the Legislative Council during the debate on the Donoughmore Reforms, Mr. Ramanathan appears the precursor of the Thamils demand for a sovereign state of Thamil Eelam.
      “Why did the (Donoughmore) Commissioners not study Ireland, which is next door to them? They (Irish) said that we are one lot and you are another. We cannot work together. We must have separate governments. Then I ask what happened in the Dominion of Canada? The officials concerned said, it is an impossible situation…. Let us give these French descendants one form of government and let us give the other people another form of government – forms of government suitable to the interests of each of these great big communities. Why did the Commissioners think of that?”

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      sach:

      You don’t even know what you are trying to say or talk about. Then why be a fool. Please explain this version of yours of “the minority rule over majority”. Ponnambalam is dead and gone. Now you are our Ponnambalam. Please, please share this secret of yours – how the minority can rule over the majority.

      Hope your majority clan won’t beat the shit out of you. By you saying that the “minority rule over the majority” you are really calling your majority clan imbeciles who will simply lay waste and watch the minorities run over them. How more pathetic can you become? Don’t bring shame on your own majority clan.

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      Hello Sach,

      “minority rule over majority’”. Well, not a bad idea considering that the majority have done such a poor and pathetic job of it. The majority leaders are all hora thakkadiyas. So what is wrong in giving a chance to the minority to rule. Any rule Sach is better than the majority rule that we have had since independence. I also assure you that majority rule will be the same same well into the future.

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      “When You’re Accustomed to Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression”

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    @Sach so long as there is NO minority rule over majority you will agree?
    It is proven all over the world that reasonable devolution will promote regional growth and act as a deterrent against separation… if you are uneducated on this you should stay silent rather than display your ignorance!

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      Would not it be better if you can counter what I say instead of just personal attacks?

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    M.A. Sumanthiran

    RE: New Constitution: You Will Lose A Referendum Only Because Of Corruption

    “Sir, with regard to Buddhism also, one has to be very careful that you do not misrepresent to the country what we say. We respect Buddhism. We think the majority of this country who are Buddhists must have their due place in the country, we do not dispute that, and, as we strive to draw up a new Constitution, this issue of foremost place to Buddhism has again hit the headlines. One needs to be very, very careful unless, of course, you deliberately want to cause mischief and mayhem in the country. One must be restrained in what you say. We are striving to do that and that is why we continuously keep on saying we have no objection to some important, special place be given to Buddhism. I am prepared to say that even despite the fact that most, not most, but all of my constituents are not Buddhists. We will do that. Sir, equality before the law of all the people of this country is also a principle, I think, all of us agree with and that also must ensure special place for certain historic, certain other reasons does not mean and cannot mean that others come second. All citizens of this country are equal and that must be very clearly understood and laid down. So, as we strive to do this, allay the fears of the majority, at the same time, the people who are small in numbers in this country must also be assured that although their numbers are little, that they do have a place; that they are not second-class citizens. That must be assured.”

    Thank you , Sir. Rome was not built in a day. Is Sri Lanka mature and ready for the separation of religion and state? Are the Sinhala Buddhists ready? Not yet.

    Good to know there are some parliamentarians with common sense, in the land where the average IQ is 79.

    Still too many below the IQ of 79 in parliament, or is it recism and greed?

    Remind them that they All are Paras, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, including their Para-beliefs.

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    However I agree with Sumanthiran on his remarks abt Dinesh’s inflammatory claims.

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    Who is this Ravi Wettasinghe mentioned in regard to building houses? Is he the same person who has sent a “BID” to take over SriLankan Air? It is also reported that he has now “scored” 97 pints over the other bidders. Before he could not score over the others, because he could not show a “Capital Structure” better than others. So how did he suddenly get that “Capital Structure” to score over the others? Is the “Economic Committee” overseeing this “SriLankan Air” “Re-Structuring” going to looking into that aspect of the “New Capital Structure” OFFER of this bidder? I hope Mr. Sumanthiran knows answers to these questions too.

    Coming back to “Constitution Making”. Already the Government has by its OWN Making lost it’s CREDIBILITY in dealing matters relating to Government Affairs. Although the President and the Prime Minister do not want to admit, their decision to grant all those perks (Duty Free car permits and allowing those cars to be sold in the open market, allowance increases of all types etc) to MPs has received indignation and condemnation of the PEOPLE who voted this Government to power. Both the Leaders are of the opinion that these MPs (who are “Bribed”) would canvass the votes at a voting on the Constitution. As far as the present day tasks of Governing, it is a fact that the Government has failed to meet the bear expectations of the PEOPLE. How can even an important task like drafting a Budget could be done on “WRONG DATA” given by the “OFFICIALS” and the Senior Minister like Finance Minister agree on such “Cooked up Data”? As Mr. Sumanthiran exposed these facts in his speech, and as a Chair of an important Committee, what explanation can the Government give to the people in matters such as “Responsibility” and “Accountability”? Interestingly, look at the quality of the “DEBATE” that followed with those revelations. Were those “SENIOR” members really got involved in the discussion of those facts revealed excepting to matters relating to “Building Temples” in the North. Even the Minister of Justice and Buddhist Affairs, who at all times condemns the Media ( electronic & print) reporting “RELIED” on the reporting of a so called “Resolution” passed by the North Provincial Council. All what they RELY is to “STIR” the melting pot of “Racial and Religious” components and brew an amnesiac drink and serve it to people, so that they could “Regain and Remain” in power. When would the VOTERS realize this MANOEUVRE and decide to teach them a life long lesson?

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      Old Son Prince is Aloysious close friend. Finance Ravi and Ranil are close with him too. Everybody saving everybody. Now where did the CB loot go?

      Is he the same person who has sent a “BID” to take over SriLankan Air? It is also reported that he has now “scored” 97 pints over the other bidders. Before he could not score over the others, because he could not show a “Capital Structure” better than others. So how did he suddenly get that “Capital Structure” to score over the others?

      Old Royals sucked it to bone. Now this burglars giving a new transfusion to suck back that again even with bones. Sinhala Buddhist Taxpayers will be paying for all these for another 2500 years until Buddha came back and rescues them.

      Ranil has been cheating, but there are news coming out that practically Hambantota sales is for 2×99 years. I would wish they should extend it until Buddha fly and Land in the Jakka Dragon’s land. So that Buddha can bring Thunder and lighting to scare away the Yakke Dragons.

      After this Yahapalanaya government, Lankawe wouldn’t be good even for MCC. Somebody has to call ISIS and ask them put it in the auction with the captured Yazidi women they sell.

      That much Pathetic.

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      Sri Lankan bid is done by Ravi’s brother Gamini. Also a fraud.

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    A new constitution and referendum will not succeed in solving the problems between Singhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    This will take a long time and the politicians will have to work towards building the trust and confidence between the communities and not play racist politics.

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      Exactly a new constitution will not solve anything

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    “We have the confidence that the majority of the people of this country are reasonable people,who will adhere to the basic human values of equality,of equal citizenship” But the members who represent the majority community keep saying ” We will lose a referundam”
    Sumanthiran in parliament.

    The problem the majority representatives have is “fear” due to their collective fixated opinion they are hypnotised with that they will lose.
    They day they realise that they would serve their constituents well would be, only “IF” they have the confidence to tell them that,TRUTH,EQUALITY,JUSTICE are the essentials of the Buddha’s teaching and they should be included in the country’s constitution.
    It all depends on the big “IF”

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    Buddhism does not need a “foremost” place. Buddhism can never be a state religion. This is an extremely important example set by the Buddha. Anyone trying to make Buddhism a state religion or give any kind of preference at a legal level is contradicting Buddhism itself. Buddhism CANNOT BE IMPOSED ON ANYONE. Not even parent to child! There are no Buddhist-laws for civilians/laymans. Monks do have formalized laws and practices but even monks are ultimately subject to the law the country. Why can’t our Sinhala-Buddhists (SB) understand this?

    If SB want to protect themselves, then why not start by NOT spending massive amounts of capital on Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling, Sex, etc? Why not start saving money for your own children and others who are less fortunate than you?

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      Thanos

      “Buddhism does not need a “foremost” place. Buddhism can never be a state religion.”

      If Buddhism is not given the “foremost” place, where could the murderers, crooks, politicians, the state functionaries, …. hide?

      Next to patriotism Buddhism is the best place to hide their crimes, and Buddha statues are being built to hide dead bodies of innocent people.

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        Native Vedda,

        “If Buddhism is not given the “foremost” place, where could the murderers, crooks, politicians, the state functionaries, …. hide?”

        In the Northern context I humbly suggest that the persons you listed above continue hiding in the kovils. High caste Hindu dominance should be guaranteed in the new constitution in the Tamil areas of the country.

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          Lone Wolf

          “In the Northern context I humbly suggest that the persons you listed above continue hiding in the kovils. High caste Hindu dominance should be guaranteed in the new constitution in the Tamil areas of the country.”

          What do you suggest?

          Would you like the new constitution to include a provision that gives foremost place for other religions too.

          Note no one is allowed to hide in the temple, murderers, crooks, politicians, ….. will have to find their own hiding places may be behind VP’s bump if he was still alive.

          The Sri Lankan armed forces also hid behind his bump.

          Were you a supporting actor in ” Dances with Wolves”?

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    A new constitution should bring a permanent unity, Permanent power sharing, and permanent security to all. The law and order and justice system and institutions should be equal to all. Truth and Trust are paramount for building a prosperous nation and people should not be kept in the dark with lies. It is obvious that major threat to the constitution comes from the joint opposition who kept banging on with race card. They still thing that Sinhalese masses are fools and they can be easily cheated with the race card.The challenge is to defeat those liers who are against unity and peace of the people. the government has to face the challenge and eliminate the threat faced by those terrorists who are against to peace.

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    Mr. Sumanthiran, sadly voices of moderation and compromise are always drowned by forces of corruption and extremism. Floreat Sir Floreat. May all communities respect each other and may all realize that the land there is too small for racial exclusivity. You do Royal College justice. But Eelam Tamils and corrupt people of the defeated regime do not.

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    Sir in Parliament “LATEC LATEC” was commonly heard. When Chandirika madam became PM and PResident Ravi W fled the country being afraid of prosecution and jail for that fraudlent UNP era Bus deal in 1993. He is very close to Ravi Karunanayake.

    They all have black money deals and Ranil Sir is encouraging it and so does Malick with gay abandon because they all are crooks with billions of rupees for elections. Ravi W is ethically challenged. How do you think a bogus company is shortlisted for buying Sri Lankan airlines now with no capital and no real airline experience but in the short list of 3 companies? All are silent about this. Is it Ravi W;s black money or Rajapakse money? Billions sir Billions, You were brave to talk about ArcelorMittal. LATEC LATEC. If you think Ravi K and others are not swindlers then you are in denial. None of these UNP horas can declare assets. Why not look into the time of Freudenburg and termination of employment for corruption by Ravi K in his past?

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      Salahuddin

      “Sir in Parliament “LATEC LATEC” was commonly heard. When Chandirika madam became PM and PResident Ravi W fled the country being afraid of prosecution and jail for that fraudlent UNP era Bus deal in 1993. He is very close to Ravi Karunanayake. “

      I remember my Elders telling me a story about a politician who was offered a handsome commission by the supplier of buses or trains in the early 1970s who instructed the foreign supplier to pay it to the government treasury.

      Was it Anil Munasinghe?

      Must be very stupid man I would say.

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    Good readers, I wish I could whip up some enthusiasm.

    WE the people invested so much HOPE in this government. MS and RW have, frankly disappointed; so are these the leaders who we want to deliver a new constitution? I do not think so.

    All this talk of ‘constitution’ is giving me constipation.

    “Nurse nona, give me that koththamalli enema now”

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    Salahuddin:

    “Make hay while the sun shines”.

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    Aspiring TNA Leader, Vellala Kid Abraham’s end of year pre -Xmas address to Yahapalana parliament has turned out to be a fizzer..

    He picked on poor Puwak Hora Minister.

    But let go the Thamiza Ronald Brigs from Singapore, who is number one buddy of Yahapalana PM Batalanda Ranil.

    And Abraham gave a clean bill of health to Batalanada Ranil’s partner Bodhi Sira as well.

    No mention of Rice Mafia , Sand Mafia or Telekom .

    His reason for him demanding that Buddhism must be expunged from the Constitution has become clear now.

    His electorate has no Sinhala Buddhists according to his own words.

    His Vellala mate in Jaffna who is the CM didn’t say that Buddhist Temples can not be allowed in the North and the East. He just said only Temples and Structures.

    But his reasoning for our great majority not buying his mate Batalanda Ranil,s Federal Eelaam based Constitution is too simple .

    It is not only inhabitants don’t like Horas to make a Constitution for their children , grand children and future generations to come.

    Ours inhabitants know that Batalanda ‘s constitution is not interested in the future of the great majority of the inhabitant population.

    Batalanada Constitution is all about giving Abraham, Surendran and even Rudrakumaran which their Hero couldn’t get after destroying the country for 30 years.

    On top of that Batalanada Ranil the PM wants a Federal System where his loyal stooges can rule for the benefit of the Elite , Anglicans Vellas and the Muslims with the dosh.

    Batalanada wants a systems where money rules.

    And the great majority of our inhabitant population understand that…

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    Spring Koha

    Have you heard of one Mr D D Nanayakara, probably a retired principle and from Panadura?

    He wrote a scholarly paper on Tamil Sinhala unity, published by 4th International Association of Tamil Research in 1974.

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      I have heard of D Nanayakara who made a presentation, in Tamil, on Sinhala-Thamil orrumai (Sinhala-Tamil unity) at the Jaffna International Tamil Research Conference in January 1974.

      Unfortunately I am unable to source a copy/translation of his presentation.

      I am sure it would make interesting reading. As I remember those were turbulent days and the hotheads dragged us, lemming like, to the Armageddon that, in the end, engulfed us all.

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        Spring Koha

        Thank you.

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    The resolution passed by the NPC was to prohibit the erection of unauthorised structures of any religious institution which had been misreported as pertaining to Buddhist structures only.

    Ravi Wettasinghe appears to have greased many palms in the matter of Housing Units tender by Arcelor Mittal.

    The President has agreed that 50 to 90% of tenders granted by his government is riddled with fraud.

    What a great “Yahapalanya” do we have – boggles the imagination!!

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      justice,

      “The resolution passed by the NPC was to prohibit the erection of unauthorised structures of any religious institution which had been misreported as pertaining to Buddhist structures only.”

      What is the authority of the NPC to control structures belonging to religious institutions? Does the NPC grant necessary permits? Which part of the Constitution gives the PCs authority to control religious structures?

      “Ravi Wettasinghe appears to have greased many palms in the matter of Housing Units tender by Arcelor Mittal.”

      I agree.

      “The President has agreed that 50 to 90% of tenders granted by his government is riddled with fraud.”

      Well yes but the question is what is he going to do about it.

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        Lone Wolf,
        Even now, one has to submit building plans to the local authority and obtain approval, especially for special facilities such as temples.
        The purpose has to be clearly stated.
        This power is delegated to local authorities such as municipal and town councils, by the provincial councils, after the 13th Amendment became law.

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    So, why do we need a referendum ?

    Initial needs of a constitution changes were completely different than what we talk now.

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    I doubt if it is anymore possible to draw up a perfect constitution for the peoples; our minds are so warped, it will be quite some time before that is achieved.

    Constitutions don’t change minds!

    The last thing the majority may want to do is to harm the minorities; but, it is no good as long as it is still in their list!

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    MAS is right. Obviously the politicians are aware that all the citizens are fed up with the corruption within and outside the parliament in addition to the unjust tax burden on the people. If the rights of the people are compromised in the new constitution, obviously it has to be voted out. If there are discriminatory inclusions then justice could be done only if the opinions of the minority is obtained. Otherwise referendum may become a carriage of injustice.

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    Any concession towards minorities living in this Island can not be marketed among sinhalese buddhist majority because of double standard of politicians of minority populations here. in colombo tamil politicians talk big on reconciliations and coexistence but when they go in front of their people in north or east what they say is separatism separate Elam state. we want to kill all sinhalese and wear shoes out of their skin. we are the native people of this land. sinhalese were migrant lot. muslims say in the east we want to live under Allah’s law not under laws passed by majority sinhalese. destroy all buddhists heritage site in your areas and build mosques on them. Homecome sinhalese majority trust such traitors.not few politicians all are same. see the behavior of supre court jude turn politician vignashwaran talks.bullshit talkers. as such sinhalese politicians can not market anything on this connection with uniter charactor or without and due place for buddhism or without.

    anyway this proposed one can not be marketed at all as it clrearly for establishment of nine separate units.

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      Ranjith,

      “in colombo tamil politicians talk big on reconciliations and coexistence but when they go in front of their people in north or east what they say is separatism separate Elam state”

      Pleaes prove any recent conversation colombo politicians to have made as you complained above

      Actually no wonder that some tamils would react so after facing the way that Mad monkfrom battticalo and colombo rabid dog Ghanasara constantly attackin them and muslim fellow citizens.

      I think you guys make it an issue out of a zero now
      Please think before leap. That can help all of us.
      YOu claim yourself to be coming froma Mantra community but to behave this way – dividing our folks further is no means acceptable.

      Happy holidays to you and all anyways.

      Leelgaemalli – Berlin Germany

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        Read recent remarks of Vignashwaran CM North province

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          The kind of remarks are being made also by our sinhala representatives.
          In the end, he too willhave to respect the thoughts of the average inthe country.
          You cant attack lanken tamils as coming from Tamilnadu further, since Antropologists and mitoDNA analysts have already proved we both Snhalaya andDemala hve got our relatives in Thamilnadu- becuase Vijaya s wife ahd forefathers coming from Thahmilnadu.

          http://www.khazaria.com/genetics/sinhalese.html

          I know majority of our people just talk evasively ot grab the cake for them fully. But by today, the majority folks should have been aware of the facts – but facts, we are all the same.
          Researchers worked hard on Linguistics, DNA research and by various other sources have already evidece in their hand to prove we have more links with the tamil minority than ever thought before. Basta.

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        See today press briefing of Sambandan. Indian Oil company reaction to oil tank inspection request from Petroleum corporation.You live in Germany with all the comfort and just make comments like heroes.I feel yet another war is inevitable with Tamils as well as Muslims to preserve our land and our civilization.just before 1977 occurrences repeating again.

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          Regardless of my geographical destination, facts should remain as facts right ?
          Just please dont try NOT to create new hatred waves. I dont think any srilanken would support another wars again. Extremists are everywhere. Also in Berlin. I believe, our people should get it right LET alone today – through awareness programme only, we can solve the problems, get up from the pit our folks have fallen in.

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      ranjith(sprrw) scatter brain political analyst

      “Any concession towards minorities living in this Island can not be marketed among sinhalese buddhist majority because of double standard of politicians of minority populations here.”

      The minorities have not been demanding concessions, but rights which are rightfully theirs.

      Where did you get this idea that they are demanding concessions? I suppose from Mahawamsa.

      “here. in colombo tamil politicians talk big on reconciliations and coexistence but when they go in front of their people in north or east what they say is separatism separate Elam state.”

      Could you cite evidence? Since you won’t find the evidence in Mahawamsa you may have to rely on Wimal Sangili Karruppan Weerawansa.

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        You believe history told by your Tamil historians or academic. we believe history told by our historians or academic. there is no agreement. two conflicting saying.You all have your own land called Tamilnadu with people who speak same language. apart from that you have another 3 affiliated land. keral, karnataka and Andra pradesh. looking for opportunity help you all politically militarily to have separate land here destroy Sinhalese. we show it during thirty years war.otherwise it could have been ended in eighties and save lot of lives and properties.

        now you say you are asking your dues. LTTE and politicians prior to war demand same thing. Majority Sinhalese Buddhists too love their country their religion their race. They like to show their children heritages built by their ancestors in north and east or anywhere in the country.They knew that massacre of Sinhalese killing by self proclaimed leader in Jaffna. you say everybody who opposes new constitution as low caste Tamil decent. as such how-come Sinhalese can help.

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          ranjith (sprrw)

          “You all have your own land called Tamilnadu with people who speak same language.”

          Tamil Nadu is your ancestral homeland not mine. We have 40,000 years of history buried under earth.

          I would be happy if you left this island and went back to North South India. When you go take your fellow Kallthonie Tamil brethren with you. How soon can you leave?

          “You believe history told by your Tamil historians or academic. we believe history told by our historians or academic.”

          You read myth and perpetuate it as history.

          Please let me know if Professors R A L H Gunawardana, H L Seneviratne, Sudharshan Seneviratne, Osmund Bopearachchi, Laxman Perera … C E Godakumbura …. Tamils.

          You should write a book on “how to be perfectly unhappy”.

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            tell me where that forty thousand years old history written.

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              ranjith(sprrw) the scatter brain archaeologist

              Does Balangoda man ring a bell?

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      Ranjith,

      “Any concession towards minorities living in this Island can not be marketed among sinhalese buddhist majority because of double standard of politicians of minority populations here.”

      Isn’t any standard better than the standards of the leaders of the majority since independence? Their only standards are to amass illegal wealth to last seven generations. Yahapalanaya promised yahapalanaya and has given us exactly the opposite. Now that is double standards. We recently sent a well documented torturer to the UN anti torture convention. Now that is double standards. We have an AG who only blocks prosecutions. That is double standards. We had a former President who spoke about human rights in his young days yet he happily paved the way for mass torture rape and mutilation. Now that is double standards. Everywhere I see it is the majority who revel in double standards. Our much respected Buddhist Clergy wax lyrical about the four noble truths but then go out and encourage the pathetic followers to kill, loot and rape. That really is double standards Ranjith.

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        Dont take the serious when it comes from Ranjith.
        He does not know what he s been talking about.
        Please check his posts and get it by yourself.

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    Each of them is not just Hora…hm, Hon. Hora. And they need Bo trees to hide their crimes. For these nuts that we sent to serve us, nothing matters be it areca nut, coconut, even pea nuts-disgusting. Toddy taverns seem much better place to hear some worthwhile and logical discussion than what we hear in a country’s august assembly—All we hear hora, horu..What to expect, they can only discuss what they are good at it. 90% of tenders being awarded by SL Govt riddle with fraud, and HE seems to see some issues with it but reluctant take due actions, where do we go, and why did we send these mob, did not we believe in good governance promises they harping on, do we have any hope to trust any mob hereafter that they will keep their promises. Parliament seems to be a place for creating issues or insinuating hatred feeling, not a place for finding resolutions or reconciliation. Obviously it is a habitat of too many hora bound to respond to the way only they know. I have more faith on ordinary folks than this Hons.

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    (The Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena)
    “We cannot worship a Bo tree according to you.”

    (The Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena)
    You can worship anybody.

    (The Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena)
    You can lay a Buddha statue in front …

    His facebook entry says

    Dinesh Gunawardena – For a Visionary Leadership,

    I rest my case

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    Why TNA is asking for referendum? They know in referendum definitely they will loose.But their ulterior motive is to show the world that north east people like federal friendly constitution which is objected by singhala majority people. So they will ask international community to help them to get federal structure for north and east. We need to defeat this in parliament . Should not go for referendum.Should not fall in TNA trap.

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