23 August, 2019

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Northern & Eastern Provinces Are Nowhere Close To Middle Income Category

By C.V. Wigneswaran

C.V Wigneswaran

C.V Wigneswaran

From an economic standpoint today’s is an important rendezvous for our investors, entrepreneurs, provincial administrators and Governmental authorities. We are gathered here today to conduct the Northern Entrepreneurs Awards Ceremony 2014. It is the first awarding programme for the entrepreneurs of the Northern Province with the object of recognizing, motivating and rewarding the Northern Province based entrepreneurs who have contributed to the National wellbeing.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Yarlpanam has been involved in various activities to improve existing industries and has facilitated to establish new ventures such as a loan scheme called Youth Business Sri Lanka for young entrepreneurs in small and medium enterprises. It has taken steps to hold International Trade Fairs with the object of targeting appropriate technology transfer and product improvement to the Industries of Northern Province. We find over 150 private organisations from different sectors have their membership in your Chambers. They all contribute to the business improvement of the region.

I do not want to make a long speech. Let me refer to a few important policy decisions on our part as the Northern Provincial Administration and then refer to our concerns.

Firstly we are aware of the shortcomings our Central Government faces in fulfilling all its obligations towards a war torn society in the Northern Province. It must be flagged that even though Sri Lanka has been characterized internationally as a Middle Income Country the Northern and Eastern Provinces which have borne the brunt of the war recently are certainly nowhere close to such middle income category.

We are below par. We need to be helped to reach economic par in the first instance before we could speak of development at a National Level. Our infrastructures have been dismantled; our people are subject to psycho-social issues; our institutions need to be revamped. Education, Health sectors need to be improved; Local Government institutions need reorganisation and reform. As I said earlier the Central Government is hard pressed to help us. We are fortunate to have a Government whom we ourselves helped to install who are not averse to private investment and to the dynamic functioning of Non Governmental Organisations. We therefore welcome the role of the Private Sector and the Non Governmental Organisation Sectors in our economic regeneration. We also have the benefit of a sympathetic and resourceful diaspora who could be tapped.

It is our expectation that adequate co-ordination and co-operation should be ensured among these various sectors to bring about the regeneration of our area which had faced a brutal war. The Central Government, the Provincial Government, the Private Sector, the NGOs and the Diaspora could together pull our people out of the morass into which they have slipped and fallen into.
I like to refer to a few reservations, concerns and expectations on our part as those representing our people at the grass root level.

Firstly we like to proclaim that ours is a society essentially agricultural and fisheries’ oriented. We like to continue to be so keeping our traditional life styles and cultural ambience but improving our economic well being through adequate small and medium enterprises. Large scale Industrialization does not suit our terrain nor our people nor our cultural grain.

Secondly, we are conscious of the fact that all the improvement of infrastructure undertaken in the past by the Central Government such as construction of trunk roads and official buildings were more often with the aid and input from Southern Companies and Institutions. Neither our labour nor resources were given adequate consideration.

Thirdly we are aware of the large scale ravishing of our natural resources by extraneous forces more often with the aid and accommodation of the armed forces.

Fourthly we are also conscious of the security based mind set of our Central Government in dealing with the North and East instead of the human security based approach expected six years after the war.

Having referred to these let me outline the parameters that should be kept in mind when investors and NGOs seek to help us.

Firstly we expect the amelioration of the lot of our local people when investors seek to identify possible investments.

Secondly we expect the enhancement of the capacity of our people in this regard. Therefore investors must precede their investments or concurrently arrange for the adequate training of local personnel who would help them in their investment efforts.

Thirdly we prefer SMEs as a mode of economic recovery, due to the character of our terrain, nature of rainfall, background cultural ambience and the traditional way of life of the people of these areas.

Fourthly we look forward to co–operation and co–ordination among the various sectors – The Central Government, the Provincial Administration, the Investors, the NGOs and the Diaspora. We are of the view that in the light of such co–operation forthcoming on the basis of a pre-planned programe of work, transformation of the badly lagging-behind Northern and Eastern Province is not difficult.

Though Sri Lanka is now considered a Middle Income Country that is not so as far as the Northern and Eastern Provinces are concerned. I reiterate we are below par. We need immediate help.

Let me take this opportunity to emphasise the fact that we are not averse to any investment and/or cooperative effort between the various stakeholders so long as we could ensure safety, wellbeing and economic regeneration of our people. I am sure your Awards Ceremony 2014 event would be a focal point to bring into recognition the various stakeholders who are interested in the economic regeneration and wellbeing of the people of this area. I thank you for your patient hearing.

*Text of the speech made Justice C.V.Wigneswaran – Chief Minister, Northern Province

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    How can you expect improvement in the Northern & Eastern Provinces, when diaspora leaders are fulfilling the Western interests, and the TNA is fulfilling the India’s interests?

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    Wig
    What were you doing when the ltte terror group was destroying the youth of the north? Did you think about how the north will be a middle income region with this kind of destruction? What action or statements did you make against the ltte then? Your show of interest towards the well-being of tamil people is all fake. MR did more to uplift tamils in the north after the war than any tamil. You should step down from your post rather than complaining. You are incompetent to carry out this work.

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      Nuisance

      “What were you doing when the ltte terror group was destroying the youth of the north?”

      He was busy sending a few LTTE terrorists to prison and dealing with crooks, murderers, drug dealers, …….. in the south.

      What is the difference between you and a knife?

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      I agree, the Tamil leaders must resign; if the North and East is not moving forward. Currently, I am in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka; here is thousands of young Tamils without jobs. What the TNA and Diaspora leaders have been doing about it? Tamils have been supporting the Asia’s longest and bloodiest war in Sri Lanka for three decades. Why building a factory or Technical School is impossible for the Diaspora and the TNA leaders? It seems to me that the TNA and the diaspora leaders are doing what the foreign powers want. Tamil leaders can’t think, but the foreign powers have been thinking for those Tamils leaders; that is why Tamils have nothing after three decades of bloody war.

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        Why did not the diaspora invest?
        Perhaps they are worried about their investments will scorched ( like what happened to Jaffna library).
        I am not in Jaffna. But diaspora money would not work I think. I think central gov should liaise with diaspora.

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          Ken Robert

          “I am not in Jaffna. But diaspora money would not work I think. I think central gov should liaise with diaspora.”

          Money is not the sole reason.

          Lack of experts, skilled workers, infrastructures, visionaries, ………….. are some commonly known reasons.

          I am told if you have a problem and want to multiply it by 100, all you have to do is appoint a committee of 10 Tamils.

          Is it true?

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            It could be true. Last time I was in Jaffna, that was 10 years ago, I noticed a marked change in the social fabric. young people started an unnecessary quarrel looking for a fight.

            Northern province has become lazy, arrogant and lost their moral fibre as Dr RN would say.

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            “appoint a committee of 10 Tamils. “
            this is true in a UK style democracy- set up a committee to kill the idea.

            “Lack of experts,”
            from 2005 we observe every moment in the process of manufacture in China from EU via Skype.there are web host for newsrooms, construction almost anything
            giving real time access as if we are there. As a social minded person you can watch it to- from planning stage to finish.

            The issue is `The Sinhala Buddhist Beast`- like 83 they will destroy it or nationalise it like Sirimavo.

            The insurance (EU) will be very high when there is this type of risk.- riots, terror nationalist.

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          Zuckerberg invested about a Billion $$ in a public school program experiment that failed.
          To whom did that money go?
          Unfortunately, the money went straight to the schools where it was mostly frittered away by well-meaning, but hopelessly inept, bumbling bureaucrats.

          “creates dependency”

          “”Chan Zuckerberg Initiative”” (LLC- Charity,)
          which will receive 99 percent of Zuckerberg’s Facebook shares, currently worth about $45 billion. That group will be focused on “improving this world for the next generation,” Zuckerberg said. “We have a basic moral responsibility to tilt our investments.”

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          ken,
          Yes, if the diaspora fund terrorism to blow people up libraries will be scorched by angry mobs. If those terrorist leaders were out there to be recognized and not hiding people won’t burn libraries but will burn those coward terrorist leaders. Diaspora should have expected retaliation if they bomb innocent civilians. Libraries are replaceable but not human lives.
          What did the diaspora who funded terrorism think? people will grin and bare this slaughter?
          If the diaspora is to invest in SL it is their responsibility to stop funding terrorism and radicalizing tamils.

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            Eusense,

            So, it was a non-existent diaspora that was sending funds to blow up your people that made you angry enough to march your patriotic mobs to burn down the public library in Jaffna.

            The bastion of Tamil literature and heritage was set ablaze on 31st May 1981, at a time when the diaspora was not even born.

            Your sequence of history bares your soul.

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              Nathan

              “Your sequence of history bares your soul.”

              The sole purpose of Nuisance/sachoooo uttering is to tire out the intelligent (there are few) and well informed readers.

              Both do not know the difference between themselves (suspect both are one and the same)and a knife.

              I suggest you do not take them seriously. Have fun.

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              Nathan
              Diaspora was not born????
              Who was Anton B and his henchmen living outside SL? Where do you think the terrorists got financed? By the local Sinhalese???
              You need to use your brain sometimes!

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                Nuisance

                “Where do you think the terrorists got financed? By the local Sinhalese???”

                Yes by Premadasa and Rajapakse.

                Initially terrorists were financed by Hindians to kick start their business in this island.

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                  vedda
                  Did you see what happened to those terrorist who took money from Premadasa and MR??
                  If it was Churchill you Tamils will say there, its a smart guy!
                  Smarten up Tamils. You are all taken for a ride by your own so called leaders and liberators!

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                    Nuisance

                    “If it was Churchill you Tamils will say there, its a smart guy!”

                    Only the smart ass stupid believes this country is populated by Tamils and Sinhalese and belongs to them. You are one of them.

                    “Smarten up Tamils.”

                    Tell this to your brethren.

                    “First Be A Slave To Knowledge — Then Knowledge Will Be Your Slave” – Kumaratunga Munidasa, Hela Havula.

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                ¬Diaspora was not born????¬

                Diaspora was born the day of standardization and imports of Chillies and onions from Bombay.It took root in Hindia.
                stupid bala did not go to hindia and start it.
                I am aware of this from a london catholic JT engineer a founder of LTTE- he expired a couple of years ago.
                did the sinhala at UK start a diaspora before this even though there are more sinhalese?? No though there were JVP journalist refugees.

                Kappan karaya Go fetch

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                  sena,
                  One Tamil is saying “diaspora was not born when the Jaffna Library was burnt” and you as a Tamil is saying “Diaspora was born the day of standardization and imports of Chillies and onions from Bombay”!
                  First the Tamils need to get their stories right. One Tamil say one thing and another is saying entirely the opposite!
                  Anyway, thanks for confirming my statement about the diaspora.

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                    “and you as a Tamil is saying “
                    yakko
                    jokes aside, if i was a tamil i would have come to states and skinned you alive like broiler chicken. how about that nuisance bigot??
                    both you sloths are cowards.

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                      Sena
                      Are you a violent Buddhist or a terrorist tamil?

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                    Violet! yes violet.
                    No orchids for tatte hinala bikkhu nuisance.

                    Trump is my man –

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              Nathan
              “Your sequence of history bares your soul”

              This is very prevalent in both sinhalese and tamils. People does not see the wood for the trees.

              We are grappled with people who does not want to look beyond a certain dimension.

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                Ken Robert

                “This is very prevalent in both sinhalese and tamils. People does not see the wood for the trees.”

                Here is an example:

                Who Burnt the Jaffna Library? Edward Gunawardena has Demonstrated that it was the LTTE Which Masterminded this Crime Against Civilization

                – Prof.Carlo Fonseka

                January 2013

                at the launch of DIG Edward Gunawardena’s book ‘Memorable Tidbits Including the Jaffna Library Fire

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                  A Tamil doctor who was an old boy of Royal, who was working in Jaffna at the time the library was burnt, told me he saw the library being burnt by the police and armed forces and Sinhala thugs brought from Colombo. He further said, he telephoned the Police higher ups to stop this burning but no action was taken. It is well known that the library was deliberately targetted to destroy the ancient ola leaves which had records of evidence of Tamil presence in Srilanka for over 2000 years. JSS thugs were taken from Colombo as election workers to create trouble. Gamini Dissanayake, Cyril Mathew and Premachandra (Mawatagama MP) spear headed this attack. Only Sinhala policemen were summoned to a meeting the previous night in the Fort and briefed about the plan. I am sure Edward Gunawardena was one of the Police officers who had gone to Jafna to oversee this dastardly act. Now he is trying to put the blame without any shame, on LTTE. Prof. Carlo Fonseka was my teacher and I had great respect for him, but this foolish outbursts have made me lose all respect. I hope one day Prof. Carlo Fonseka will realise his mistake and correct it.

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                    Cool story bro :D Was he watching from between the barbed wire or did he also have a day pass to leave the camp like you :D

                    Not sure why anyone would have bothered to burn the two ruled exercise books in Jaffna library though when records held in the Dutch national archives prove nearly everything that passes for We Thamizh history is a fairy tale :D

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                    Poooooda. tamil terrorist.
                    fatty is dead you have no place in the uk or lankave.

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              nathan
              Read my post again. “If those terrorist leaders were out there to be recognized and not hiding, people won’t burn libraries but will burn those coward terrorist leaders.”
              Your terror leaders could have averted burning the library if they cared about it. Looks like those terrorist tamils did not care about Tamil heritage that you are talking about. Isn’t that true?

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                Nuisance,
                I am told that you are of mixed Pakistani stock like Taraki the other mutt and trained by ISI terror Pakistan Is it so??

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          Thousands of lives, and the money you spent have been wasted for three decades. What are you going to say about it?

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            “”Tamils have been supporting the Asia’s longest and bloodiest war in Sri Lanka for three decades. “

            Stupid In a democracy when there is no wealth to run the country the country either prints money or goes to war. (only USA can print $$ moneda franca)

            Sirima nationalised foreign companies got the economic embargo and the 1st revolution started. then she jacked the tamils and tamils fought.
            The reason being lankans cannot go to war against any neighbour and win like the west.

            If your family does not have money what would you do but the same.

            If there were no politicians there would be peace.

            You karuna idiot your Gota type will come back to bluff the world that everything is fine till the nation goes deep like Yemen.
            you will never solve it with the same people who caused it.

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    How can their income or anything IMPROVE when all you can say and do is drive dividing lines between the Tamils and all other Sri Lankans? How about the thousands who are working in the Southern parts of the nation? How are they doing better? This has nothing to do with India and the West. All that is needed is to let the past go and invite and encourage investments in every sphere.

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      Tamils fought for the West and India; eventually, India and the West put an end to Tamils’ stupidity. Tamils fought the Asia’s longest and bloodiest war for nothing. The Westerners and Indians have been using Tamils to achieve the Western and Indian interests. It is very clear that Tamils don’t have the ability to use the foreign powers to move forward. The West and India know how to use the foolish Tamil leaders to eliminate or isolate Tamil intellectuals. The final stage of war in May 2009 wasn’t the worse for Tamils. I believe that the worse is yet to come. Tamil leaders’ foolishness will lead Sri Lanka into a bloody disaster.

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        When are they going to put an end to Sinhalese racism and stupid that is the real and root cause of all this problem. They are only pandering to majoritarian Sinhalese racist like you. That is where all the problems lies.

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          paul,
          when did telling the truth become racism?
          Why don’t you prove AP is wrong than yelling racism?

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            Nuisance, you are a racist fu&*up. Not one but many are calling you a racist lowlife. So go figure, why they call you that. LTTE terrorism was needed for your stupid politicians to understand that minorities can fight back. What were the governments doing when thousands of Tamils and other minorities were slaughtered in many communal riots. Where were you? I bet you were part of the rowdies who went home to home with the voters list attacking them, correct??? In Tamil they say, a person who gets knocked on his head is an idiot and the person who keeps knocking them is also an idiot. The Tamils decided to fight back and they gave your cowards in military uniforms, who were busy raping, pillaging and murdering innocent civilians in the north east a run for their buck. You racist scum will never understand what we went through. We ran away leaving everything we owned and Canada embraced us with open arms. I went to a school where 90% of the students were white, they treated me with friendliness, not hatred. But I could never say that about your hoodlums you profess to love so much. LTTE, yes we needed an evil such as them to teach your scumbags a lesson. Good, your arse got whipped severely, not shut up and crawl up a tree where you belong.

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            “truth become racism?”

            nonsence you are neither truth nor racist but

            you are mafia Art- prejudice and kappan karaya lotus eating parasite.

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            Eusense

            Take it from me you are racist. You never told the truth and you just got caught again, when you told Jaffna library was burnt because of retaliation. In 1981 there was no diaspora and no bombings, but certainly there was lot of agitation because Tamils were on the receiving side of all the violence by the Sinhala mobs supported by the Government. You always told lies to suit your racist taste and you are a racist. Whenever facts are provided you duck without answering and I have noticed many times. We are not unfair and we do not accuse people for nothing. Many readers of Colombo Telegraph have identified you as a racist and that is correct.

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              Shri,
              Please, be honest with you!

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                So Eusense from what you say, the Sinhalese have the right to take the law into their hands but not the Tamils. I am honest with myself. I am not accusing you of causing physical harm to Tamils but certainly you are a racist. We all have some ‘racism’ inbuilt, and that is natural but you have exceeded the limit to be called one.

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                  Shri,
                  No body in SL is above the law and all racial groups are under the same rule. No. Sinhalese don’t have the right to take the law into their hands. If the peace of the country is broken by suicide bombing of innocent civilians by radicalized racial groups they have to be identified and eliminated. Yes, as they hide and can’t be identified innocent Tamil civilians may subjected to harm. That is unavoidable and in the West it is called “collateral damage”. That is all what happened, and there is no animosity towards non-terrorist and innocent Tamils by any one. That is why I always promote negotiations for Tamils rather than violence.

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                    That is why I always promote negotiations for Tamils rather than violence.

                    Reality Check

                    Croak & Dagger!!

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                    Eusense you are an outright Sinhala racist. You say the law is equal to both Sinhalese and Tamils and Sinhalese are not aove the law. This is a blatant lie. Not a single Sinhales have been brought to book for the attacks made on Tamil people and their properties since Independence. You say that there is no animosity towards innocent Tamils. This is also another downright lie. The war was not only fought against LTTE but also against innocent Tamils. You are talking about collateral damage, to be exact, the incidents where actual collateral damage took place were only few. In most of the cases Tamil people were subjected to revenge attacks. I was a medico-judicial office in the war zone and a medical witness to atrocities committed by security forces on non-combatant Tamils. Government never held judicial inquiries in most of them and in a few, the cases were heard in Colombo far away from the theatre of activity, presided by Sinhala judges, wher Tamil witnesses could not attend to various reasons such as finacial problems, tranport difficulties and threats from security forces. In these cases the judges ignored the detailed post-mortem reports and took the false report presented by Police and delivered judgements as justifiable homicide or collateral damage, where the actual verdict should have been first degree murders. Even now despite assuarance to international community, Sinhalese do not want foreign judges, bcause they want to cover up the war crimes committed by security forces. Some scape goats may be found to hoodwink the world, while main perpetrators will be allowed to go free. If you want to know about equality in law between Sinhales and Tamils come to UK. No Sinhala racist will dare to abuse or assault a Tamil without ending up in prison. This is why all Sinhala racists in UK are like dogs with their tails tucked between their legs and practicing racism secretly.

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                      Cool story, bro :D

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                Shrikaharan, this racist lowlife Eusense will never understand what we Tamils went through in the 80s until we ran away. I was there when the racist scumbags Gamini Dissanayake, lowlife racist Cyril Matthew with 200 drunken thugs in police uniform burnt down the library, a symbol of the Tamils. After that these rowdies went onto burn down the New Market area and loot all the shops. Eusense is very proud of heritage. Robbing, murdering, raping and pillaging appears to be the past time of his wonderful cousin and he will defend his heritage vehemently. These nationalistic Buddhist vermins will never understand the plight of all the minorities. Remember Premadasa once stated on official record about the burning of the Jaffna library and he accused Dissanayake and Matthew in an open parliament.

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          I am not a racist, but a smart Tamil. I don’t follow foreign powers as the foolish Tamil leaders. First African slaves were brought to the US in 1526. In 1863 slave trade was abolished by Abraham Lincoln. In 1963 equal rights were given to African Americans. Finally, in 1965 voting rights were given to them by President J F Kennedy. African Americans faced all kinds of discrimination, but educated the majority White Americans. They haven’t followed foreign powers nor killed their own countrymen in the name of freedom. Singaporeans also faced discrimination, but never taken arms against the majority. Tamils don’t look around how others are dealing with discrimination, but listen to foreign powers and killed their own people and Sinhalese.

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            “Singaporeans also faced discrimination, but never taken arms against the majority.”

            you are no smart ass but a parrot asking for feathers from a tortoise.

            not true- there were racial riots, however LKY the humanist who was born in mainland china practiced `hatchet` in the cul-du_sac was able to negotiate with kotchi dr mathir- like Franco he played anti_communist so he had the backup of IC.

            ” I don’t follow foreign powers “

            you are not smart enough to even go close to foreign powers.
            Assad was eye surgeon at London NHS his wife was merchant banker at London
            Like rajiv he refused to take his pops place- now he is due for pipe treatment as even Putin has cooley gone away and knows he is losing his only military base to the ME and got to sit at his black sea base which he may lose with Ukraine so he is pleading in his own news and going to the fields to grow non GM crops as from this week.

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            Antany Peter

            “I am not a racist, but a smart Tamil. “

            Are you?

            Where is the proof?

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              Smart tamil my foot!
              Your pseudonym is betraying you sir!

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        Tamils did not fight with India and West. Sinhala Intellectuals government from 1948 disenfranchising to deporting them until now, are fighting with Tamils. The Navy truck in Velanai ran over the schoolgirl. UNP government has put a holt on the investigation. Because Sinhala Intellectuals government who knows about their forces scared of investigating that may open up additional investigations of the Navy activity and the motive of murder. So orders from Colombo flying to block the Usanthi’s case just like other girls’ murder cases were contained. It is nothing new. Even, Sarania, Vibusika, Vidiya, Usanthi like children are the greatest war Hero Pirapaharans for the cowardice UNP Yahapalanaya government. The Parents of these kids are facing unbelievable, tortures pressure from Ranil Yahapalanaya government to halt the local investigations, because their fallow will add muscle to the call for International Investigation on the war crime. Only way out for the Yahapalanaya is to delay maximum and give top coercive pressure to the victims’ families until they forgo the case or come forward to issue a false confession of fault on their children. Western law system says justice delayed is Justice denied. The families cannot sleep in the night without fear. Foxy Ranil Mahata is fully confident that he can delays these nuisance, petty claims until Sec.Kerry leave the office and then scrape them off.

        West and Sonia fought with Tamils. There was no way Tamil had to stop it. Thanks god China came to give hand to Tamils. After communist China bought the Colombo harbor and the Port City land, our democratic friends woke up. If the China did not help Tamils in this manner, Ambassador Balke would not have accepted in the congress that Lankawe has cheated America. America would not have brought the resolution in UNHRC. If the Chinese did not help us by birthing their submarine on the newly acquired new province, called Pong Cing in the Indian Ocean, India would not have the resolution go without blockes. Thanks for China, by buying Lankawe from greedy Sinhala Intellectuals for pennies and Nickels, and opening our democratic friends eyes.

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        Antany Peter,

        What is it so precious about Sri Lanka that the West and India used the Tamils to destroy? Why don’t you talk about the Sinhala who did not know how to govern? The 1948 constitution was accepted by all parties and who bastardised and reduced the Tamil speaking people to nothing. In which way India or the West benefit by using the Tamils? There was a case when JRJ antagonised Indhra Gandhi and it was in the interest of India to unsettle Sri lanka. But the conflict continued for 30 years because, the Sinhala Buddhist hegemony was intransigent and they found a matching pair with VP!

        Sri Lanka endured two civil wars one from the Sinhala community and the other from the Tamil Community. It is because the Sinhala did not know how to govern.

        The present Tamil leaders got it right and SL must concede to some of the Tamils aspirations and build a consensus arrangement to move forward. This is the only way. Please do not blame either India or the West; the ball is in SL’s court and she should know how to pay it!

        “The West and India know how to use the foolish Tamil leaders to eliminate or isolate Tamil intellectuals.”

        What a lot of tosh is this?

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    I don’t know much about Colombo born Mr.Wigneswaran before 2009.
    But after becoming CM, I would say he has become politically say and more patriotic SriLankan than even Kandy or Colombo born Lakhsman Kadirgamar who should have been a PM or the President.

    Whatever Mr Wigneswaran stand for and advocates is good for all SriLankans who believe in multiracial, multi religious Sri Lanka that was envisioned by Van Sobhita Thero.
    Ven Sobhita was an honest citizen. So is Mr Wigneswaran. He is telling the truth.

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    Wigneswaran,

    “I do not want to make a long speech.”

    Thank you.

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    eusense.

    You ask CM.Wigneswaran.
    What were you doing when the LTTE terror group was destroying the Youth of the North?
    As a judge of the Supreme Court then what could he have done?
    Secondly,are you quite serious about the future of the youth of Jaffna?
    Thirdly,would you like to read Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice?

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      What were you also doing when racists Sinhalese politicians elite armed forces and mobs aided and abetted by a largely racist Sinhalese population ironically largely descended from fairly recent largely low caste Indian Tamil immigrants were killing raping looting ethnically cleansing and committing genocide on the island’s Tamil population from the time of independence and still continue to do so. It is Sinhalese racism and Muslim opportunism and backstabbing, (again another migrant group that immigrated from what is modern Tamil Nadu and Kerala fairly recently ) that created this chaos. Not the Tamils. The LTTE is a child of state4 sponsored Sinhalese racism and Indian opportunism. There was no LTTE in the first 30 years of independence when Sinhalese racism started and there has been no LTTE in the last six years but unabated Sinhalese racism continues. Look at your own self in the mirror. It is Sinhalese racists like you who are the cause of all this. Blindly believing in a Mahavamsa myth and a fake Aryan origin just like the Muslims believe in a fake Arab origin. All these myths creating all this problems.

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      Plato.

      By now you would have become familiar with Nuisance.

      Please stop asking Nuisance intelligent questions.

      I have been asking Nuisance a simple question for which he/she/it never answered.

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        Native veddah

        “Nuisance a simple question for which he/she/it never answered.”

        Eusense cuts a feminine figure for me.

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      plato
      At any time during the 30 years did this guy as a judge or as a Tamil spoke out against the LTTE saying that they are destroying the future of Tamil youth? Let me know if he had done so.
      Yes, I am serious about the future of any tamil youth who is not involved in terrorism. They are the future of my country.
      I have read the book. What are you trying to say?

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        Nuisance the dumb clown from the south, your question shows how stupid you are. Anyone who questioned the LTTE was shot. You wanted this man to question them when they were running amok? Did you question an elected government what they were doing when the Tamils were being slaughtered. This itself shows how racist you are scumbag. Go and f*&* off.

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          Tfn
          Take it easy my friend. Looks like you got my point strong and hard.

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            Nuisance,
            “Tfn Take it easy my friend. Looks like you got my point strong and hard” – that is indeed a hoot. When did you ever make a point? All you write is pointless racist vile garbage. I never took your point too hard, but I took your racist stupidity quite hard and reeling from the shock that there is someone out there with this amount of stupidity.

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    in the Pre LTTE Era 1950s,60s,70s NE was more prosperous compared to the rest of the country.

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      Rajash

      This is really cheap stuff.

      The whole world knows what was the pre war situation for the Tamils. What is the point in making this silly comment. You made horrible comment about India in your Bharathanatyam article. Now here you have made another ignorant comment.

      Use your powerful arsenals to attack our enemies without venturing into unchartered territories.

      Write about Pondi Bazarr then and now. It is under heavy floods and the people are suffering.

      Anton Balasingam committed suicide by living on Jonny Walker and ice. You must be careful. Come out of G&T before it is too late. Have it now and then like me. It is a great thriller.

      Take my advice sincerely. I love you darling.

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      Rajash:

      For your information.

      in the Pre LTTE Era 1950s,60s,70s we only had ” PANANKODDAI” and now we have SKELETONs and plenty of it.

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        Kali
        …we only had ” PANANKODDAI” ..

        Sinhala south didnt even have panankoddai..

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          Well sinhalese had/have their koss atta and kavum then and now.
          Thanks to the political elites from south ,cinnamon gardens and hill country ; they ,along with the saffron clad skin heads kept Tamils as scape goats while the sinking lanka was/is being plundered.
          Yes Tamils have their education and pannankoddai ,but will overcome the murderous road blocks.

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          Oh Rajash;

          I feel sorry for the Sinkalams you included. Can you spare some of your Koddais such as Kasukoddai, Mankoddai and anything else you can spare.
          On second thought they had enough THAMILKODDAIs at Nanthikaddal ( 140,000) and nearly half a million for the last 67 years.
          So STOP pleading POVERTY man .

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            I am not pleading poverty. On the contrary Tamils in the NE are not starving. What CV is trying to say is that there is a need for inward investment in the NE.

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              Rajash:

              For your information Poverty is not confined to food and wake up man. Have you not heard ” Entru Thaniyum Intha Sutnthira Thagam”

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              Rajash,

              “On the contrary Tamils in the NE are not starving.”

              When was the last time you studied statistics on child malnutrition in the Northern Province? Please visit rural schools and take a look at the kids. When I visit Colombo I always notice the numerous obese kids because there are very few of them here.

              What is the future of the kids without a father, suffering from malnutrition and not going to school?

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                I agree there is no McDonalds or KFC or Pizza express all over NE for children to get obese.
                Have you been to rural Sinhala areas ? The children there also suffer from malnutrition.

                You ask me what is e future of the orphan children without a father and not going to school.

                You know that November is the moth of annual dinner dance of various diaspora organisation and old schools
                I went to a couple of the dinner dance. The organisations are raising funds to build swimming pool for it heir schools in Jaffna!

                why can’t they channel these funds to more discerning causes?

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                  Rajash,

                  Thanks for some good points.

                  “I agree there is no McDonalds or KFC or Pizza express all over NE for children to get obese.”

                  Actually KFC and pizza are in Jaffna since some years but they are not needed to become obese. I don’t know is piźza delivered in Jaffna.

                  “Have you been to rural Sinhala areas ?”

                  Never. I know a bit of Colombo but the parts I know of appear to be populated by Tamils and Muslims.

                  “The children there also suffer from malnutrition.”

                  I believe that the poorest areas are Hambantota and upcountry Tamil places but this is second hand information because I never went there.

                  “You ask me what is e future of the orphan children without a father and not going to school.”

                  They are not orphans but belong to the 90000 war widow families or families where the father left.

                  “You know that November is the moth of annual dinner dance of various diaspora organisation and old schools I went to a couple of the dinner dance.”

                  No I did not know this. I have no experience of diaspora.

                  “The organisations are raising funds to build swimming pool for it heir schools in Jaffna! why can’t they channel these funds to more discerning causes?”

                  You are correct about the real needs but I believe that the principals present their priorities and the poor kids are not among them. The politicians and government servants also have their own agenda.

                  The government has provided good looking school buildings but forgot what is inside like the miserable kids and incompetent staff. I guess is that it is similar in the South.

                  The NPC and the rest of the NP seem to expect outsiders to use the “Paypal link” to continue dependency despite all the talk about investments that will never arrive.

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              I support your view, as news have it that provincially the North reached 1st
              position in Inwards Remittances, beating the Western Province, according to
              BoC Statistics very recently. This proves the economic position it could
              achieve despite the 2 decades of Civil-war?

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      This is because post LTTE the North and East are now fully occupied by a racist Sinhalese army and thousands of illegal Sinhalese settlers brought in by the Sri Lankan government who are stealing everything from the Tamils. Their homes lands farms and their livings. Even their heritage and culture. Got it. Stop making stupid ignorant remarks. Are an Indian?

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    Honorable CM C.V Wigneswaran

    Northern & Eastern Provinces Are Nowhere Close To Middle Income Category:

    *** Before I comment on your speech I want to take a swipe at Sumanthirans attack on you which in my view was unwarranted, unjust and misplaced. I think your Pottu Vaitha Mugam” is an anathema to him and irritates him. But he is not an elected MP but an appointed one so let people be the Judges.

    As for your assessment of the Income Catergory of Tamils in North & East let me tell you beggars cant be choosers. Until power is devolved where you as CM can meet encourage and welcome Inward Invesment like Miss, Jeyaram Jeyalalitha we will not reach Economic Parity let alone Income Parity.
    If power is devolved to enable us to meet the challenges Investment will flow in billions.

    1) The task ahead is emnormous and you cant plug the Gap without Political Freedom.

    2) Firstly we are aware of the shortcomings our Central Government faces in fulfilling all its obligations towards a war torn society in the Northern Province. It must be flagged that even though Sri Lanka has been characterized internationally as a Middle Income Country the Northern and Eastern Provinces which have borne the brunt of the war recently are certainly nowhere close to such middle income category.

    *** The Shortcomings you refer to are due to lack of will and planning. I am not convinced that the Central Government cares about deloping the North as they want us to be subservient. Old habbits die hard.

    3) We are below par. We need to be helped to reach economic par in the first instance before we could speak of development at a National Level. Our infrastructures have been dismantled; our people are subject to psycho-social issues; our institutions need to be revamped. Education, Health sectors need to be improved; Local Government institutions need reorganisation and reform.

    *** The above is executed with meticulous planning to keep us dependant on handouts.

    4) It is our expectation that adequate co-ordination and co-operation should be ensured among these various sectors to bring about the regeneration of our area which had faced a brutal war. The Central Government, the Provincial Government, the Private Sector, the NGOs and the Diaspora could together pull our people out of the morass into which they have slipped and fallen into.

    *** How are you going to achieve the above when the Diaspora are treated as Persona Non Grata

    5) Firstly we like to proclaim that ours is a society essentially agricultural and fisheries’ oriented. We like to continue to be so keeping our traditional life styles and cultural ambience but improving our economic well being through adequate small and medium enterprises. Large scale Industrialization does not suit our terrain nor our people nor our cultural grain.

    *** Let me bring you into the Modern World. We dont have to sing ” Nila Athu Vanathinmele” all the time. We have the expertise to set up High Tech Industries and become a Silicon Valley. I give you that Guarantee.

    6) Secondly, we are conscious of the fact that all the improvement of infrastructure undertaken in the past by the Central Government such as construction of trunk roads and official buildings were more often with the aid and input from Southern Companies and Institutions. Neither our labour nor resources were given adequate consideration.

    *** When you have Ploitical Freedom we choose who our partners are.

    7) Thirdly we are aware of the large scale ravishing of our natural resources by extraneous forces more often with the aid and accommodation of the armed forces.

    *** I hope you took this up with Samantha Power.

    8) Fourthly we are also conscious of the security based mind set of our Central Government in dealing with the North and East instead of the human security based approach expected six years after the war.

    *** We may have to wait a little longer to get the Army confined to barracks when you as CM appoint the Inspector General of Police. I dont have to remind you of what the Ground rule will be when you have the power to appoint IGP.

    a) With State of Emergency removed army will be confined to barracks and cannot roam the Streets.
    b) Law and Order under your command will be entrusted to the Police Force made up of Tamils anaswerable to the local populace with a Human touch to avoid the horrors of ” Krishanthi”.

    9) Let me take this opportunity to emphasise the fact that we are not averse to any investment and/or cooperative effort between the various stakeholders so long as we could ensure safety, wellbeing and economic regeneration of our people.

    *** If colonosation takes place at this relentless pace and we are ( Tamils) swamped then we Tamils fail to be Stakeholders. But if we can reverse that trend we have a chance are retain our position as Stakeholders.
    No two ways about it. It is an uncompromising position which is our God Given Right.

    Good Luck and best wishes.

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      Mr Kali,

      At present more than 50% of Tamil speaking people live outside North and East. In order to make North and East a logicaĺly viable politically independent unit it is important that NE contain at least 90% of Tamil speaking people. TNA must make a concerted effort to encourage Tamil speaking people to move and take up residence in North East. Wigeswaran and Sumanthiran must set an exapmle by moving voluntarily. Mr kali, wheŕe do you live?

      Soma

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        Soma:

        You are talking rubbuish.

        “TNA must make a concerted effort to encourage Tamil speaking people to move and take up residence in North East. Wigeswaran and Sumanthiran must set an exapmle by moving voluntarily.”

        TNA have no power to decide where Tamils live. It is controlled by the army and the Comander In Chief MS.
        For your information Sumanthiran lives in Colombo and Wigneswaran lives in Jaffna as CM.

        I dont have to live in Sri Lanka to express an opinion which is my Birth Right. Desmond De Silva who is half caste was hired by MR to give his opinion on the Genocide.

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        somaaaass

        “At present more than 50% of Tamil speaking people live outside North and East. In order to make North and East a logicaĺly viable politically independent unit it is important that NE contain at least 90% of Tamil speaking people.”

        Give them what they demand, an independent unit pull back all your armed forces, release all their privately owned land, then kick them back to their natural habitat, let all those refugees return back to where they used to live.

        If it isn’t enough let the upcountry Tamils migrate to North East and let the Tamils import Tamils from Tamil Nadu, Singapore, Malasia, ……………

        Its up to the people to make their independent unit viable. Let them do the worrying.

        As for you, send your women folks to Middle East Medieval kingdoms in order to make the Sri Lankan economy viable. With their remittances you are assured of a good life here.

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        Dear Soma,
        What you are saying is only half truth. 90% of Tamils living outside northern and eastern provinces are Tamils of Indian origin. Can you name a single Tamil of Srilanka origin having been elected to parliament outside north and east. At the same time 90% of Tamils of Srilanka origin are living in northern and eastern provinces. Do not be a racist. Go through the census done since 1881, which clearly shows that northern province is predominantly Tamil and eastern province having a Tamil majority. The present day situation in ethnic composition in eastern province is due to large scale state sponsored sinhala colonisation, ethnic cleansing of Tamils and population explosion of Muslims. It is well known that Muslims who were fleeing persecution by Portugese, were settled by King senarath in eastern province. There is nothing in record of anyone settling Tamils in eastern province. Recent discovery in Vaharai and Mahiladiteevu goes to prove the pressence of Tamils in eastern province for over 2000 years. You are saying ask tamils to settle in north east. Please transfer power to Tamils in these areas, and allow them to develop it without any interference by the Sinhalese, and Tamils will move in due to economic opprotunities being created. No Sinhala government will develop north or east to benefit Tamils. If Tamils like me can move out from the south to foreign countries, Tamils will do the same to move from south to north and east. It is the racist Sinhala governments which are standing in the way as they do not want Tamils to move back and become majority, which will put to dust the 67 year old plan to convert these areas into Sinhala majority. If you guarantee them a life of safety and dignity they will move to north and east.

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          Dr Gnana,

          “What you are saying is only half truth. 90% of Tamils living outside northern and eastern provinces are Tamils of Indian origin”

          From where did your so called SL Tamils come from?

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            Please read the findings of two independant teams about the genetic make up of Tamils and Sinhalese, and after that you will not ask such silly questions.

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              the statistical average of all the frogs is not equivalent to each and every frog.
              we have doctors working at pubs nowadays.
              just prescribe whats given by NHS.

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              Dr Gnana,

              From where did your so called SL Tamils come from?

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    Before any developments the lives of the Tamils must be saved. Navy murdered Usanthi in Velanai. The murderous Navy is bully the family. Colombo is issuing orders to halt the investigation. Developments latter; the occupying force have to go.

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    Chief Minister Wigneswaran: “the Northern and Eastern Provinces which have borne the brunt of the war recently are certainly nowhere close to such middle income category.”

    Perhaps it’s got something to do with the fact that these areas were dominated by the Tamil Tigers and your “hero” Prabakharan for 30 years?

    And if government and private investors are still hesitating about investing in these regions perhaps it’s partly because of untrustworthy politicians in the area who still seem to believe in the cause of violent Tamil separatism?

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    The north and east are down right poor in terms of material wealth, despite deceptive appearances. They are also dirt poor in terms of values, character, physical productivity and drive. What does Wigneswaran expect after what we have been through? Dr. Rajan Hoole, elsewhere in CT yesterday and in the recent eeeeks, has highlighted the LTTE role in destroying what characterized us as a civilized people once upon a time and how. The government at the centre also played its devious and nasty games to bring forth this situation. The myopic Tamil political leadership, big on emotion, but acutely short in wisdom, added fuel to fire. Wigneswaran is now playing his own games now!

    I cannot understand the recently expressed desire of Wigneswaran to send aid to flood affected Tamil Nadu. Reminds me of the Tamil proverb ‘ Thannai petha aathaaal kinni pitchchai eddukka, mahan Kumbakonathiley Koe that am panninnaanaam ( while his mother was begging with a tin plate, the son was donating Milch cows to the poor in Kumbakonam! This too coincidentally when many areas of the north and east and flooded!

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Correction: Koe Thaanam

      Dr.RN

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      Correction: Koe Thaanan

      Dr.RN

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      Rajasingham,

      While you rant and pontificate condemning others as being myopic, would you look back about your own history, not so long ago, of devotional hosannas for MR and Gota while berating the Diaspora for not profusely and generously funding your masters? Would you not have regrets now, if the Diaspora had foolishly funded MR/Gota at your request? Was that not Myopic?

      Or perhaps, you remember the days of your own support for the LTTE?

      Have you shown regret or expressed remorse for your own myopia, or do you feel that what you do does not count?

      Sincerity and forthrightness is fundamental – devoid of that, all these grandstanding and preaching amount to nothing more than self-gratifying deception.

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      Dear Narendran,
      I feel that your ability to express rationally is being clouded due to the inherent hatred that you have on some people. Srilanka government embarked on a program 40 years ago to destroy the economic power of Tamils in order to reduce their political bargaining capacity. The repeated attacks on properties and businesses is due to this policy. Having achieved that in the guise of fighting a war with LTTE, will they ever allow Tamils to prosper and mount a challenge to Sinhala supremacy. So do not blame any Tamil leaders for the sorry plight of Tamils, as Sinhala leaders will put spokes into the wheel of any Tamil inintiative to gain prosperity. If tomorrow India invades north and east and allows Tamils to develop their areas by generating their own resources, you will find the difference. So may I request you please be fair in your comment as otherwise you will lose credibility.

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        “express rationally is being clouded due to the inherent hatred that you have on some people. “

        this newsroom knows that he dislikes the ipkf because they kill some of his family members for no reason- he also writes articles for CT unlike you holding pandam to the macwoods sothy Dr-who said 2500 years to Gujarati CNN/BBC

        “The repeated attacks on properties and businesses is due to this policy. “
        there are several Jaffna Vella families even from Manipay who were not touched and will not be touched living traditionally at Colombo- I don’t need to mention their names I know them well and you can see their companies still do well.

        “Sinhala leaders will put spokes into the wheel of any Tamil inintiative to gain prosperity.”
        It never was so for the traditional Jaffna Tamils in Colombo.

        “If tomorrow India invades north and east and allows Tamils to develop their areas by generating their own resources, you will find the difference.”

        As long as there is Diego Garcia the Hindians will not invade and if they do you must learn Hindi and operate in that language.
        USAID to Jaffna- 3 garments factories one Muslim, one Italy, one Gujarati.

        You are the man who was boasting on CT about that semi nude Cricket Pageant which was a failure because you were greedy refusing to contract it to traditional carnival organizers who even sent the Ltte hip hop singer the world stage.
        What do you know about UK – just mucking about in dothi??

        most folk like Dr.RN for his honesty because if he is wrong he admits.

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          Tokka – you are completely clueless about the Cricket festival that is staged in London every year for the last 27 years. All these years it had been organised by members from various OBAs, who have got expertise to stage it. Therefore they do not need any outsiders to do it. The semi-nude pageant which you are talking about was smuggled in by one person without obtaining permission from the committee and I had to stop it as it was also vioating the licence regarding noise level. This year too the festival was organised by members themselves and secured a profit of just over £30,000. Therefore why should we employ outside carnival organisers, who have no clue about Srilankan traditions.
          It is you who has no knowledge about UK, and bluffing around.

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            “”It is you who has no knowledge about UK, and bluffing around. “
            If I had not met one of the Jewish women carnival organizers( who runs an art Gallery close to Westminster) I would not have known how she rose to fame and traveled to america.
            You don’t even have European ancestry but are cheap shot politician and a bigot `tamil only`
            See how the Tamil Bahamians living outside Nadu have outshone
            google CEO latest.
            your linga is senile like pasku.

            Conservative Cricket is not a much fancied game like Rugby which UK doctors go for. you are from village and have never played it- bad luck.

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              I am old boy of Royal College Colombo the premier educational institution in Srilanka. I have played Cricket in Srilanka and UK and also rugby at junior level. I am fully aware of the rules in both games. You are the gamaya who would have gone to a Sinhala third grade school. I was the captain of Health department team in 1989, in the government services cricket tournament. For your information there is hardly any UK Srilankan doctors who have played Rugby in UK, while there are several of them who have played league cricket. There is an annual Cricket encounter between lawyers and doctors, while there is none in the field of rugby. I have represented both Royal OBA and doctors association in cricket in UK.Even among British doctors, it is soccer that is popular and both cricket and rugby have equal following. I think that you need a good tokka on your head to make your brain function normally. You seem to be a Sinhala racist charlatan expressing views without proper knowledge.

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                Cool story, bro – I see certain We Thamizh get day passes so they can leave the concentration camps and attend Royal, captain government department cricket teams etc :D They just have to promise to come back in the evening so they can be ‘genocided’ along with the rest of We Thamizh :D

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                to sum it you have no self respect to call yourself a professional medecine man.
                you are washing you dirty linen in public.- which gully do you live- derwent??

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                Dr Gnana,

                “I am old boy of Royal College Colombo the premier educational institution in Srilanka.”

                For an old boy of Royal College and a doctor your knowledge of English is appalling. To make it worse you apparently have been hiding in an English speaking country for most of your life.

                Why don’t you return to SL and help the sick and poor instead of wasting your time in the UK?

                If you ever come to Jaffna I can help you to be the chief guest of the village nursery.

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                  I have a very good command of English. I was educated in the English medium unlike you, prior to the switch to swabasha. I got a distinction in English in O’level in 1962. I have won prizes for English at Royal College.I have written poems and also given high quality toasts in the UK, which is unheard of in Srilanka. You are barking like a dog on the wrong tree. From your writing it is clear that you are a gamaya with godayatic English. I am ready for any contest with you in English language.I have served Srilanka for 18 years before being forced to leave at the age of 44 by the racist government policies. I lived more in Srilanka than in UK. I am living in UK with dignity and safety where there is no discrimination between Sinhalese and Tamils. I will return to Srilanka only after Tamils are allowed to live with dignity and safety in their lands of historic habitation. You are a Sinhala racist who is trying to claim that you are from Jaffna.

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        Dr Gnana,

        “So may I request you please be fair in your comment as otherwise you will lose credibility.”

        Where is your objectivity and credibility?

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          Please give your true name and I will reply to you. You are a Sinhala racist coward who does not want to be exposed.

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            that’s the stupidest thing to ask.
            Why not DNA??

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            Dr Gnana,

            “Please give your true name and I will reply to you.”

            I have understood what you try to do and who you represent so that I know you will never provide a credible and objective answer. Never mind.

            Unlike you I have opted not to hide in a country where people enjoy freedom of expression. People like me have been branded traitors by people like you with well known consequences.

            I hope that your handlers and colleagues noticed how you in another thread admitted that LTTE cadres were at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital at the time of the massacre. Thanks for that.

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              Inspector Dirty Hari

              I think Colombo telegraph provides a platform for expressing one’s views with certain amount of restraint. I do not see a need by any forum member to force another one to reveal their identity.

              This is the second time this has occurred,initially sinhala buddhist was asked to reveal his identity by coercion. this could affect our quality of our discussion some time.

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                ken Robert,

                “This is the second time this has occurred,initially sinhala buddhist was asked to reveal his identity by coercion. this could affect our quality of our discussion some time.”

                I have seen this happening before.

                The fact is that most of us do not give our real names.

                I will continue as Dirty Hari and respect the right of Dr GS to avoid answering.

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    Wigneswaran himself is cunning Tamil.

    Why he does not ask LTTE Tamils to send the money holding in huge bank accounts.

    Instead, they push boys to the train to promote Terrorism again.

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      Jim softy

      “Wigneswaran himself is cunning Tamil.”

      So what did stop him from achieving Tamil Eelam?

      “Why he does not ask LTTE Tamils to send the money holding in huge bank accounts.”

      Maybe he is not a co-signatory to LTTE’s bank account. Why don’t help him get some of the bank deposits allegedly held KP? Has KP transferred all the bank deposits to MR/Gota bank accounts in exchange for his freedom?

      “Instead, they push boys to the train to promote Terrorism again.”

      If CVW pushed the boys under the train you should inform the police or make a citizen arrest. What are you waiting for?

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    Dear Chief Minister:

    You ara a retired Supreme Court Judge. Mahintha stands accused of Genocide. But the Nations elected Prime Minister having meetings with the accused behind closed doors. Will you please ask the PM the following questions.

    1) Is he acting as Counsel for the accused and what was discussed.
    2) Has he met the parents of the Victims if not why not.

    But as an elected PM he cant act for the accused and if he wishes to represent him he must resign as PM immediately. This must be brought to the attention of the UN as this amounts to conflict of Interest.

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      kali,

      “Mahintha stands accused of Genocide.”

      Where?

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        Inspector Dirty Hari:

        It looks like you are DEAF, BLIND & DUMB. Sorry I didnt realise your deficiencies.

        At the UN you moron. If in doubt ask Paranagama.

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          Poor Gali is hallucinating again – keep up those penicillin shots for your neurosyphilis, hopefully your brain cell will recover, eventually :D

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            No Sinkalam I am wide awake. Looking at the CCTV footage where Mahintha the Criminals son assaulting and killing Thajudin.

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          kali,

          “At the UN you moron.”

          Where is this UN court where Mahinda has been accused/charged/indicted?

          Note that I am not defending Mahinda just asking for the details.

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            nspector Dirty Hari:

            You have confirmed that you cant See, Read or Write. Read the UN report and if you have any questions ask Paranagama or your friend Wimal the Wansa who is addressing the Sinkala Mobs in the west.

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              kali,

              “Read the UN report and if you have any questions ask Paranagama or your friend Wimal the Wansa who is addressing the Sinkala Mobs in the west.”

              Why don’t you make my life easy and reply to the simple question?

              To my best knowledge Mahinda the MP received about 500,000 votes and has only given a statement on unpaid election bills for a SL commission that is not a court.

              Where is the UN court you refer to?

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                Inspector Dirty Hari:

                Why don’t you make my life easy and reply to the simple question?

                *** If you cant read it is not my problem.

                Read the UN report. I am not praepred to waste my time reading it for you.

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                  kali,

                  I respect your right to avoid answering.

                  Since you fail to give the relevant details I will continue believing that unfortunately Mahinda has not been prosecuted in any court any where.

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    People like Wigneswaran and his grand parents lived in Karavakaddu-(Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo-7) and ruled the North and East as the private property of absentee land-lords. Ramanathan even wanted the caste system entrenched in the constitution so that the poor people, the wretched of the earth, can continue to provide labour for their estates, and also provide domestic servants for their Colombo homes.

    Our political leaders did not want the north opened up to development as they did not want the people to become too “uppity”. Read about the battles to prevent the building of causeways in the North in the annals of the state council and the parliament of Ceylon to confirm how the Tamil leaders wanted to control and SLOW DOWN the opening up of the north.

    Doesn’t Mr. Wigneswaran know that the tamil leaders always opposed Universal suffrage as they did NOT want to give the vote to women and to the lower castes? They envisaged a ruling caste made up of themselves, and a permanent under-class of other Tamils. This was not just during the days of GG Ponnambalam in the 1930s. Remember Shanmugathasan challenging Chelvanayagam about the IlankaiThamil-Arasu Kadchi ensuring that lower-caste children did not get admission to schools? What kind of education do the under-prevailed kids have even today, and YOU, Mr. Wineswaran, ARE THE NOTHERN PC chief minister. The tamil leaders from dat one have been from Colombo, living in Colombo, since the mid 19th century. Nothing will change for the Tamils until we can get rid of this rule by a small cabal ofrich Colombo Tamils related by blood to the Ramanathans, Ponnambalams, Vigneswarans, and their kith and kin, and until we are led by a leader from the local Northern people, just as the Up-country Tamils were led by S. Thondaman, a leader who sprang from their very midst. We don’t need any more rich Colombo lawyers who are still rooted in their medieval beliefs and rush to Nallur at the drop of a pin, in this age of google and nanotechnolgy.

    Unlike Thondaman, who wanted to improve the condition of his people by what ever means, our tamil leaders looked for what ever means to getting into their hands the power of political kingship (Arasu), while using the people of the North as the cat’s paw that was put in jeopardy. Even in 1960s the Tamils controlled the public service, trade, shipping, and commerce and banking, etc. Our leaders were ready to forfeit everything for their political aims, ignoring the fact that we are pitting against a majority that was 7-8 times bigger than us. In their hubris, they thought they can take on the state and capture power. The rest is history.
    If the North and east is under-developed, it is entirely the fault of OUR leaders since the 1890s.

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    Maybe they would be if We Thamizh had concentrated on economic development instead of murder, destruction and general barbarism over the past 30 years :D

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      Siva Sankaran Sarmaass

      “Maybe they would be if We Thamizh had concentrated on economic development instead of murder, destruction and general barbarism over the past 30 years :D”

      Of course they should, enabling the Sinhala/Buddhist racists to periodically burn down, loot, destroy, ………. and providing them with more opportunities for protection racket.

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