9 August, 2020

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North Elections Were Held Thanks To India: Wigneswaran

Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran says India played an instrumental role in ensuring the holding of polls in the Northern Province and it must now assist in rebuilding the war-ravaged region.

“Thanks to India, the Northern Provincial Council elections were held. I am here because India almost had a hand in the elections being held when the (Sri Lankan) government as saying we are not going to have it or we are going to crap the 13th amendment and so on,” he told the Indian media in Jaffna, one day after he was sworn in as the country’s first elected northern chief minister.
“Not that India brought me in but India, in an indirect way, was instrumental in allowing the provincial council elections to take place after 25 years,” said Wigneswaran, who won a a massive number of preferential votes in last month’s election.
Wigneswaran said the Government had held elections and because they were held, he was able to win.
Ahead of his meeting with External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, he called on India to follow up by helping the development of the region.
“How best India can help us is a technical matter, but India’s help in the war-torn society is absolutely essential. We are looking forward to it,” he told Indian reporters in Jaffna.
Asked about his impression of the Sri Lankan government’s commitment to fully implement the 13th amendment for devolving powers to provinces, Wigneswaran said, “Its lip service is commitment, I do accept that.”
Referring to the government’s move to ask a Parliamentary Select Committee to decide on implementing the 13th amendment, Wigneswaran said the parameters for discussion need to be laid down. “Where these parameters take us need to be laid down,” he said.
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    Yes indeed, if there were no enormous pressure made by them, this would not have been the case. It was the indians made it.. no doubt about that. They even accused the regime of not considering 13 AMD and plus as promised by MR to them though 4 years of term is gone. Local media almost did not bring anything about this, but I myself listened to debates that Indians held about the lanken issues in which they categorically mentioned that Mahinda Rajapakse and his family politics, though repeatedly promised now are on a totally different direction.

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      Sama

      Being bit thick I don’t understand why India has to play a role in the domestic affairs of this sovereign state.

      Wimal Weerawansa, where are you?

      Could you not condemn Indian design in my ancestral land or go on a farce onto death theatrics. Urge the people to boycott Indian products and services, parippu, medicine, films, music, …..etc. Stop Indian tourists arriving at Katunayake.

      I will be right behind you.

      People the country needs you, hope you will rise to the occasion.

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        Modawanse and forget the other guys name said they will resign if elections are held without repealing 13A. Not only elections were held, TNA won with a 5/6 majority and the CM took oath at Temple Trees using the Tamil Language with pride.

        Modawanse and team take that.

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        Native Vedda,
        Sri Lanka was a part if India, Vijaya Buddah and rest of them came from India, so they will put their hands in. Wimal is a Think Cunt with no feeling as he has no brain.

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          Me Muslim

          This island remained Veddaland for many millennia until the Kallathonies arrived primarily from South India.

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    Hooray India must and will protect, Tamils. We had enough without India there is no northern elections. Fool Praba made big blunder Hope Wignes never allow Sinhala Buddhist deceive UN, US, whole free world…WE

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      Muthu,

      Don’t be exuberant, patiently wait for the next episode of the drama to unfold.

      Sinhala politicians have been crafty even before independence to achieve their goal of a Sinhala Buddhist state. It’s nearly within their reach. Do you think they will let it slip out of their hands?

      I am pessimistic of what is going on now.

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      J.Muthu

      “Hooray India must and will protect, Tamils.”

      Did they in the last 25 years?

      Sooner or later Sri Lanka is going to be Sinhala state of India. You will have rights to vote in the elections as you will be part of the greater Bharat.

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    India helped the Vellalas to get control of the North, says the new CM.

    This is despite the fact that all these Vellalas now in control, live in Colombo.

    It is good that the CM reminded India that they ought to develop the North,because it is them who gave North, Prabakaran and the LTTE.

    India now should pull the finger out and build the rest 49,000 of the 50,000 houses which they promised in 2009 for the non Vellala real Northerners who served the Prabakaran well.

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      Dear K.A.Sumanasekera,
      I am unable to find out why you always bring division within the Tamil community. There is one casteism called humanity. We are prepared bring every category of Tamils within the concept of humanity. I think you have not read the ancient Hindu text Rig Veda deeply. Now is the time to recognize everyone whether he/she be a Sinhalese, Tamil/Muslims/Burgher, etc as one community. In the eyes of God all are equal. There is a difference between God-created and man-made. Let is forget all our differences and be united.

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        Citizen:

        You are living in a different world.

        Tell me why TNA did not select low caste members of the Tamil community for TNA leader and for Chief minister positions ?

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          Jim Softly, CM Vignaesvaran is much educated than Mahinda, so TNA dosnt care whether Low or High cast… so they choosed CM VIG..

          CM VIG please screw them when you get a 1st chance to devide this land… we support and Muslim we support .. then Sinhala will shut their mouth.

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            Me Muslim

            “Jim Softly, CM Vignaesvaran is much educated than Mahinda, so TNA dosnt care whether Low or High cast… so they choosed CM VIG..”

            What many of you failed to observe is whether CM Wiggie a wise man like my elders.

            Most crooks are educated.

            Education does not make one a wise person.

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            Me Muslim
            “please screw them”
            No thankyou! Polygamist – Nana thoppi pertu
            CM is well settled and even his children are.
            Don’t speculate on the nature of freedom.

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      Is that a bad thing? Look at what has happened to politics in the South. Every thug and drug dealer is in politics and with money they are able to put the kids to good schools but have they lost their low life habits?

      Look at the famous Silava and son.

      Bye the way are you trying to hide your cast by complaining about others?

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      Dear Vellala friend Sumnasekara Mathayo (Lion Buddayo),

      I think your history is right. You can’t never get rid of animal (lion) genes from you though you mixed with Indians. You only know the language of killing people and tasting the blood like Lion.

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      Hay Suamne,

      For thirty years and still four years after end of the war, India is still feeding over 150,000 Sri Lankan war refugees in their country when Rajapakses are building roads leading to no where.

      Yes the cheaters like others to build houses free “summa” while playing “Jathi Aala” Politics.

      Where’s the Buddhist Sinhal Pride, while getting free Food and Lodging from other countries.

      CM Wigneswaran not only should get help from India, but also from UN, EU, CW, SARC and Asian countries and also from Sri Lanka diaspora community to re-build North.

      He should focus CHOGM 2013 to sell North for investments and for infrastructure developments.

      Well to do planning and Marketing is the key.

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    India helped the Vellalas to get control of the North, says the new CM.

    This is despite the fact that all these Vellalas now in control, live in Colombo.

    It is good that the CM reminded India that they ought to develop the North,because it is them who gave North, Prabakaran and the LTTE.

    India now should pull the finger out and build the rest 49,000 of the 50,000 houses which they promised in 2009 for the non Vellala real Northerners who served Prabakaran well.

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      Sumane,
      This is despite the fact that all these Vellalas now in control, live in Colombo.
      It is good that the CM reminded India that they ought to develop the North,because it is them who gave North, Prabakaran and the LTTE.

      RasaVellalas live all over the world not just Colombo the same way as Sinhala Govigama.

      it’s the British who gave it to you to administer but you destroyed it collectively. It was Premadasa who gave VP maniac the firepower and the world gave you the firepower to bring order. 4 years on you are neither transparent nor accountable. 50k house construction can only be achieved not with just contractors but with the community as in the Marshall plan after WW2.

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    I can see the making of another conflict. Pandering to India will irk the regime. He’s already gone down saying VP was a hero, we all know who trained the LTTE, clear signs of political immaturity…another ‘Duraiappa?

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      India’s next leader is N Modi (RSS>BJP) don’t antagonise him you would end up like Bangladesh in 3 days and the only boat would be to Bihar your ancestors birthplace.

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    That’s right, say just the right things to offend the Government and even the moderate Sinhala people!! Heaven help the Tamils.

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    And now the President says matters regarding the 13th Amendment and the NPC must be decided in Parliament. He tells the visiting Indian
    Foreign Minister, in feigned innocence, “all these matters must be finalised in the PSC” How supremely democratic? Neither Indians nor the TNA are fools. The PSC is packed with over 90% Govt. lackeys. It is like that suggestion to hold a Referendum in the entire country to decide on the 13th amendment knowing fully well the “country” is 90% anti-Tamil as matters stand today.

    On! Temporara O! mores

    Backlash

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      BackLash:

      Ask India to make the PSC 100% non-sinhala or 100% Tamils. I don’t think even 100% muslims would give you what you are asking.

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        JimSoftly

        “Ask India to make the PSC 100% non-sinhala or 100% Tamils”

        9/11 was your golden opportunity but that effect has long past.
        Every dog has his day so at least think of 50/50 as yesteryear to be inclusive.
        You just can’t say nothing will I give anymore as before. They must have something or the whole island would be in turmoil and the losers wouldn’t be just the 20% southern sinhala buddhist bigots but 80% of population. Take care.

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      Backlash

      “Neither Indians nor the TNA are fools.”

      This is a news to me.

      Thanks for your information.

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      Backlash.

      On! Temporara O! mores…. or

      Oh Somarama O! Mores.

      Chicken coming home to Roost.

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    India helped after relentless students strike hit the nerves in TN politics, three student set ablaze which forced India to pressurise the GoSL. Mr. Vigneswaran has to be cautious in his statements related to TN.

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      manisekaran

      India’s foreign policy dictates it carries out its implementation step by step.

      Training, arming, funding of stupid Tamil militants was the first step in the wrong direction.

      Enforcing India’s will on Sri Lanka by dropping parruppu bombs and occupying my ancestral land was the second step in the wrong direction.

      In rectifying in its past mistakes India superseded Sri Lanka to go for full scale war on Tamils despite the expected colossal loss to life and property. That was the third step on the wrong direction.

      In the mean time having a chummy relationship with Sinhala/Buddhist war criminals is the fourth step in the wrong direction.

      The Tamils of Tamilnadu have no option but tow South Block diktat.

      It is too early to pat on your own back as a Tamilnadu Tamil.

      The question still remains why couldn’t the Tamilnadu Tamils stop the slaughter of innocent Sinhalese between 1987 and 1991 and the Tamils for the past 25 years, particularly since 2005 following India’s persuasion for a final solution in which many innocent civilians had lost their lives.

      You may chose not to respond to my comment however you may have to live with this for rest of your life.

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        Native

        Well clarfied to our friends TN.

        A standing ovation!

        Cheers!

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          Ooops! I meant our EQUALLY stupid frinds in TN.

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          Mr.Bean.

          what is that he clarified to TN that TN is not aware of! And you are jumping and hurting yourself in excitement!

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            Manisekaran,

            Have you prepared the request for an international war crimes investigation against India?

            If so, please publish. We can help you with even more damning evidence against India.

            Cheers!

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              Go and submit to UN like we did. Are you handicapped, why is that always you folks expect everything to emanate from us???

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        Native Anna,

        Training, arming, funding of stupid Tamil militants was the first step in the wrong direction. – Agreed, instead GOI should have pursued strictly the non-arm uprising and averted all the loss. I too hate India’s geopolitical interest using Tamils plight. But my view even though it is India’s geopolitical intervention, the primary problem was Sinhalese government which could not control the situation, not the fault of Tamils in TN

        Enforcing India’s will on Sri Lanka by dropping parruppu bombs and occupying my ancestral land was the second step in the wrong direction.- Answer to above satisfies here.

        In rectifying in its past mistakes India superseded Sri Lanka to go for full scale war on Tamils despite the expected colossal loss to life and property. That was the third step on the wrong direction. – Agreed, India is accountable for their role in aiding SL Army.

        In the mean time having a chummy relationship with Sinhala/Buddhist war criminals is the fourth step in the wrong direction. – We too have the same stand.

        “The question still remains why couldn’t the Tamilnadu Tamils stop the slaughter of innocent Sinhalese between 1987 and 1991 and the Tamils for the past 25 years” – This seems to be silly point. When sinhalese cannot stop killing themselves how Tamils of TN can stop them? And regarding stopping of killings of Tamil, TN people did their best possible albeit their restriction as a citizen of India.

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          manisekaran

          “This seems to be silly point. When sinhalese cannot stop killing themselves how Tamils of TN can stop them?”

          Let me see when and where war crimes had been committed.

          Pakistani army committed war crimes in Bangladesh. All 90,000 of them were handed over to Pakistan by India following a deal reached between Butto and Indra. Expediency took precedence over war crime investigation.

          Stupid Tamil militants (terrorists) were given sanctuary in Tamilnadu while they continued to commit terrorist acts in Sri Lankan soil.

          IPKF was responsible for numerous war crimes for which not even a single Jawan was investigated or punished for the crimes being committed in the North East of Sri Lanka.

          Members of JVP who committed war crimes in Sri Lanka including present leader Somawansa were given sanctuary in Tamilnadu and elsewhere in India.

          Udugampola the much hated Deputy Inspector General of Police was given asylum in India.

          War criminals from Sri Lanka are allowed to travel freely in India.

          Pakistan provides training, logistics and sanctuary to Jihadis and criminals, aligned to various terrorist groups.

          Neither Sri Lanka nor India investigated war crimes on their own.

          In the past 40 or so years not a single country in South Asia investigated war crimes, except present day Bangladesh.

          The point is that until South Asian nations jointly agree to a common human rights frame work there will be no end to human rights violation be it war crime or crimes against humanity.

          Therefore Tamilnadu should take the initiative to draft a common framework document and sell to South Asian people.

          Tamilnadu should also realise war crime and crime against humanity do not take place in vacuum.

          Had the people of Tamilnadu raised their objection to Sinhalese killing their own Sinhalese people, your credibility would have been much much enhanced.

          If your Tamilnadu people are genuinely concerned about war crimes and crimes against humanity then of course you should demand war crime investigation into all atrocities committed by all parties including IPKF from 5th April 1971 on wards.

          Otherwise Tamilnadu Tamils will expose themselves as just another bunch of hypocrites.

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            You are talking as if Tamilnadu is an independent country. Our order of importance is first to see our own brothers are free from sufferings.

            I agree to this point;
            The point is that until South Asian nations jointly agree to a common human rights frame work there will be no end to human rights violation be it war crime or crimes against humanity

            I see SAARC is a big failure. we need to think beyond SAARC.

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              manisekaran

              “You are talking as if Tamilnadu is an independent country. “

              This is what you wrote earlier:

              “India helped after relentless students strike hit the nerves in TN politics”

              I see no consistency in your comments.

              “Our order of importance is first to see our own brothers are free from sufferings.”

              Humanity and justice should not be blinded by your parochial sense of brother hood. Genetically speaking Sinhalese are also your close cousins. As their brethren in Tamilnadu with 80 Million population one would have expected you to treat both on an equal basis.

              “I see SAARC is a big failure. we need to think beyond SAARC.”

              Many say India made sure it failed.

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    After booty licking the military governor and Rajafucksa, he is in to the booty of the Indians now. Totally shameless.

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    Dear Native,

    India is a failure because of the Political Jokers like the lot in Tamil Nadu.

    Why do you allow this Naduan to roll you? .Remember U R real McCoy Lankan.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “Why do you allow this Naduan to roll you?”

      When we roll back illegal migration and send your Sinhala/Tamil brethren back to your ancestral land Tamilnadu, Manisekaran will be making the necesary arrangement to receive you.

      Hence a cordial relation with Naduan Manisekaran is a prerequisite.

      “Remember U R real McCoy Lankan.”

      Sounds like a bag of chips.

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        Dear Native,

        Tell be about it mate,

        Manisekarans even bash our Upasaka Ammas and the Hamuduruvos.on their way to our Lord Buddha’s old Turf,

        Imagine if we have to migrate there, if Vaiko ,Rudra and Emmanuel annex the North to Tamil Nadu.

        One consolation is that our Vellala CM seems not to give a shit about these Maniskerans across the Strait.

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          K.A Sumanasekera

          “Imagine if we have to migrate there, if Vaiko ,Rudra and Emmanuel annex the North to Tamil Nadu.”

          Your brother VP won the 4th largest army in 1990 and chased the IPKF from this island, almost single handedly with help of Premadasa’s arms and ammunition.

          Your Sinhala/Buddhists army won the VP’s lethal LTTE.

          It means theoretically at least you can be proud of yourself and claim to have beaten the Indian armed forces although it appears a long shot.

          Hence you should not be worrying too much about getting beaten up by your brethren Manisekaran and other cousins.

          You too have past experience in beating up innocent civilians.

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