15 August, 2020

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NPC Chief Wiggie And Ministers To Boycott Rajapaksa’s Jaffna Meeting

Northern Province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran has written to President Rajapaksa informing him of the decision made by the Board of Ministers and Chairman of the of the Northern Province Council to boycott the special district development meeting that has been scheduled to be held on October 13, with the participation of the President.

Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran

Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran

In his letter, the Northern province CM has pointed out that they believe it is inappropriate for them to attend the meeting that is said to be held to discuss issues in Jaffna, Mannar, Vavuniya, Mullaithivu and Kilinochchi districts as they believe the gathering is politically motivated and because the NPC and Tamil speaking people continue to be marginalized by the Rajapaksa regime.

He has stated that upon discussions, the Board of Ministers and the NPC Chairman have reached the conclusion that the meetings are not called in order to further a legitimate objection and is not transparent.

They have also expressed alarm that the focus that on a ‘medium-term investment 2014 -2016’ , pointing out it has ignored the overwhelming democratic electoral mandated received by the TNA to address post-war needs and priorities of the war-affected Northern province residents.

Therefore, he has urged the President to take concrete steps to build on the scheme of a 13+ that he promised the international community as well as the Prime Minister of India without further delay because these meetings that have been organized by his office have established beyond doubt that the provincial council system in the North and East are mere hollow structures devoid of authority.

CM Wigneswaran has furthermore noted that the NPC was neither consulted nor informed of the necessity or agenda of this meeting and has gone on to question by the President is interested in picking up the strings left in 2012.

“This shows that the NPC is not viewed as a partner in addressing the concerns of the North and the will of an authoritarian regime is foisted on the NPC in opposition to the democratic will of the people,” he has written.

According to the CM’s letter, close to 20,000 persons in the above mentioned districts are to be awarded permits to lands  and 400 busloads of people are to be transported to Kilinochchi from far off places to partake in the meeting.

He has gone on to point out that as the Minister is charge of Lands, he is yet unaware of the process undertaken by the officials in selecting recipients, the legal basis and the criteria on which the allotters hav

e been selected, pointing out the granting of permits should be carried out in accordance with the law and beneficiaries usually receive their permits as and when the process is completed.

“If all these people are coming to receive permits it seems they are doing so only to facilitate the creation of some political capital,” he has stated furthermore in his letter to the President.

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  • 13
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    What else one can expect from one time proxies of LTTE. All that Wiggi and co want is a route to Eelam.

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      Way to go Dr. Wigneswaran! Hats off to you for your courage to speak truth to power.

      Mahinda Rajapaksa can keep his corrupt development – DESERTIFICATION and Beautification of towns.

      In Colombo all the tall trees have been cut down and the tree canopy destroyed because the paranoid military dictator goon Gota is scared that the ghosts of all the people he has murdered will ambush him from trees!

      Gota is the biggest grease yakka as are the Rajapaksa brothers!

      • 20
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        This is the difference between an educated man without no agenda to accumulate personal wealth and a street thugs with greed for wealth holding office.
        VG does not need to respect even the president if he cannot act like one.

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      Oh I didn’t know that Karuna, Pillian and more importantly KP (successor to Praba international arms smuggler) had joined the TNA.

      Naughty naughty CT for not reporting that :-)

      Last I knew Karuna amman (fake passport man and premier child solider recruiter) was DEPUTY LEADER of SLFP.

    • 9
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      The above post does not disappoint me because much is not expected from a mechanic you got to limit your expectations to the capacity of the individual.

    • 15
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      Not only Wiggie right thinking us from Dakuna would back you boycotting Rajapakshe. Rajapakshe is even dangerous for life than IBOLA epidemy

      • 1
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        I myself dont consider us as TAMIL SINHALA but as SRILANKEN. We should all rally round to send the man in power home – allwoing world court to corner him in the near furture. It took decades to corner some leaders of this much alleged kind criminals, the day I will see the Rajapakshes have been caught, I can breath my last breath with all relief. I hope this to see ni the months and years to come.: Born sinhala but living like srilanken/European behave as human is my life motto – the very same blood go throug our vessels even if genetic patterns could be slightly different – IS WHATI feel these days when looking at all these human divisions.

    • 15
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      Democracy is about freedom, not slavery to a Dictator. If you don’t respect people voice Eelam route is only way to defeat the Dictator.

    • 14
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      Bravo – CM Justice CV Wigneswaran!

      Mara is under pressure from all corners.
      As usual the bugger is trying to hoodwink the people.

      Absolutely not necessary to meet the despot fraud fake king.
      These are gimmicks to show the world that he is a fair leader.

      Buggers double games are world famous now.
      Mara is nothing but a laughing stock.

    • 12
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      Mahendra Percvel Jarapassa!!!!!!!!!.

      I will not Vote for you or
      any of your clan as you are a thief of public coffers,
      sucking our blood imposing taxes
      and your clan are pack of Hyenas.

      but Hon Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran;
      If you are coming as Presidential Candidate,
      I will vote for you.

      • 0
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        Amaraya

        If you are serious about your vote to Wiggy,my vote
        is for Amaraya the real Patriotic nationalist!

      • 0
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        Meeharaka Pervous Rajajarapakshe would fit most when closely studying his charactor to this day

        WHY

        a) No vision and wisdom comparably to any leader sofar based on MR actions inlcuding the latest NONIS saga – ON THE FOLLOWING DAY HIS BAGGAGE BOY ALLOWED TO ACCOMPANY HIM TO ROME NOT EVEN THINKING WHAT THE GENERAL PUBLIC WOULD FEEL TOWARDS THE ACTION, no morals at all.. and not second to the incident in which KUDU DUMINDA was protected by tax payers funds telling blatant lies about his medical source data which categorically said that it was a severe head injuries the man not causing memory loses.. but the accused guy today behaves as if nothing was with him to his head to the manner the Medicos of state added to the press ???????????????????????????????????????:::can t anybody of the today professional world trace and find the truth, but the truth of of that murder ?

        b) He tends to be cuddling little babies and teens giving them a hope but in th esame time, doing nothing in price reduction of daily essentials

  • 17
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    mechanic

    “What else one can expect from one time proxies of LTTE. All that Wiggi and co want is a route to Eelam.”

    Whats wrong with one time proxies of LTTE terrorists writing to one time proxies of Sinhala/Buddhist JVP terrorists?

    • 6
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      Are we the anti Rajpakshe Dukuna people LTTE proxies ? In the same manner ther eare significant fractions of tamils in the north that would ONLY want to see peace being restored not being part of LTTE. I have met them also in EUROPE.. many of them are not LTTE supporters. I believe those TD – many of them would not support LTTE but for peaceful sustainable solution on the ethnic issue.

  • 16
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    Well done NPC way to go! Teach the Sinhala modayas and the useless opposition leader Ranil Wickramsinghe who is a corrupt covert supporter of Rajapaksa, the real meaning of local and provincial government and people’s participation in democracy..

    The Northern Provincial Council is the only REAL and ETHICAL provincial council with a BACKBONE to Do the Right Thing in the land of Sinhala Modayas. All the other PCs are run by Mahinda Jarapassa regime stooges, a majority of who are corrupt criminals..

    Corruption at the top in this Miracle of Sinhala Modayas has seeped into every single provincial council except in the north!

  • 14
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    Once again Justice Wigneswaran has proved that he is a honest person with gutsr. I hope the other PC Chief Ministers will also have the guts to follow his foot steps and demand the full implementation of the 13th Amendment.

    • 3
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      Wigneswaran never fails to disappoint with a tantrum.

  • 7
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    What has this Wignaswarn guy done for the Tamil people of the North since he was elected? Only thing I see is protesting, nonparticipating, talking to foreign entities and showing hostility to the gov. while people are suffering. Is that the way he is trying to improve lives and win rights for the Tamil people? This “do nothing” guy should be voted out at the next election. If I am the President I would get rid of all PCs which breed corrupt politicians.

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      Nuisance

      ” while people are suffering.”

      Suffering from what?

      “If I am the President I would get rid of all PCs which breed corrupt politicians.”

      That is a fantastic idea. Please do act upon your wishes. Lets see what happens to you when the crooks see their secured vested interests are being challenged/denied.

      Please start from Hambantota.

      If abolishing the state institutions could eradicate corruption you better start with the Sri Lanka.

      Go on abolish the state, expunge it, cancel, annul, destroy, obliterate, eradicate, extinguish, eliminate, annihilate, extirpate, …… demolish, decimate, liquidate, …..

      We will be right behind you.

      • 4
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        Vedda,

        1. Lacks knowledge on sufferings of Tamils.
        2. No business telling others what to do.

        Still not acceptable. Try harder, but don’t get discouraged!

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          Nuisance

          “Try harder, but don’t get discouraged!”

          Please stop fantasizing, you don’t even know me.

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          Eusense@,
          what do you know the sufferings of SRILANKENS to add your thoughts to this forum ?
          You just argue to put down others – not focusing on the real issues like – that the MR regime has failed to address very basic issues like COMMON HUMAN RIGHTs (average to feel that they are given the basic rights by the administration of Raja TO THIS day – A woman regardless of being what job she performs must not be beaten like an animal – the policeman who did should be kept in jail for years long).

          I have never seen this kind of issues in the past but the issues of this grade are on a rise as no other times in the past. Why ?

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      Tell us what have Vasu and other senior powerful men done to us during last few years being in UPFA ? Is that no the same destiny or even more towards the Wiggie though he is the appointed person for that province. Has he been given powers to act ? What do you think about Minister of Justice not to have uttered a single word about the rapid rise of human rights violations in the country today ? Why the men such as the mentioned stay mum is connected with Rjaapkshe underground thuggish agendas – as got to see in Hamba areas and colombo in recent months …. can any fearless voice stand before the nation today without risking life ? It is like the myth that dark water can make you feel scaring to touch.. peple of thiese country are made scared to this day as if they cant function self. Is this not some what similar to the NOrthi koreans that non-stop cried at the time their leader died…. SOUTHERN are made believe that the DEVELOPMENT will be there while they are being looted by every means…. people ask ” roads to be eaten”… but who would abuse all these, if not MR himself.. he is the virulent person needs to be eleiminiated in today episode. He does not even DESERVE to be scot free for the harm he has made for the entire nation telling something else. If Jaya lalitha wsa convicted to that manner, why the Rjaapkshe stay free ? Can you explain please. just for army men and other forces sacrificed their lives for winning the war, why should we further respect a man for nothing… are the respectful people at all to be respected ? It is like you planted your crops and the harvest was being grabed by pal horu… that is what happened with so called war victory.. I have no doubt, this bunch of thieves should be kept in life long prisons since the yare the danger before the nation. Wimal bruuwansaa too shold be kept in the bunch… leaving us the average in frieden/peace

    • 0
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      Nuisance where you went wrong is your psychology seems to give no place to unbiased analyses

      a) Can you ever add this kind of things to anyone today knowing that powerful seniors and lawyers of the nations are isolated today being unable to express their own views but they just stay similar to crocodiles fed with clay ?

      example 1 : Vasudewa nananyakara
      example 2 : So called bravo journalists -Viktor iwan whose filthy book harmd CBK within overnights but paving rascals to take the ground

      exmaple 3: Senior public servants that always made a voice when the countr yis about to be grabbed by high dangers – they are silent today

      example 4: You know perfectly well what blatant lies being spread by STATE TV channels from dawn to dusk only showing Raja family and his hapankam

      example 5: University dons and higher interllecutually not forgetting lawyers collective and the like are made silent by underground neworkd which we dont know are being in action today than no other times in the past

      SO WHO ON THE EARTH WOULD EVER RAIS THE QUESIOTN ABOUT “WHAT THIS GUY WIGNASWARAN HAS DONE SOFAR”: Are you a born moron whose brain cells are being erased graducally ?

  • 7
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    It is true – as alluded to by Mr S Premachandran today, that MR may be using this visit to launch his campaign. It is also true that the Government has posed many challenges/obstacles to the effective functioning of the NPC. However boycotting a meeting such as this does not seem to be the right way forward. There is an old Tamil saying which goes as “குளத்தோடு கோவிச்சுக்கொண்டு குண்டி கழுவாமல் போன கதை” (Getting angry with the well and walking away without washing one’s backside!!) and I most sincerely hope that this action does not amount to the sentiment captured by the above saying. One of the ironies of life is that ‘good will’ is usually reciprocated by ‘good will’……even by the worst of men (and women) and ‘confrontation’ is usually reciprocated by ‘confrontation’ even by the best of men (and women).
    Perhaps there are larger forces at play here that I do not comprehend…
    Dr Mahesan Nirmalan
    Manchester Medical School

    • 13
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      It is definitely possible you don’t comprehend. I certainly don’t since I don’t speak the language and don’t live in the north. I am guessing though I do understand the reality of life in Sri Lanka better than someone living in Manchester UK !

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      Mahesan,
      You may be right. The Tamil people thought Parabakaran will help and now they relied on Wigi. They are at two extremes. One, terrorism and the other who has no political experience, is trying to use “silence” and his high cast pride as a weapon. I feel losing Lakshman Kadhirigamar was a great blow to Tamils.

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        Other than covering up the crimes and oppression of the Tamils by the state in the international stage, what did Kadhirigamar really do for the Tamils?
        Please be specific.

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          burt,
          He is well respected world wide and more importantly by the Sinhalese. When you are respected and trusted at home you get things done. Your flawed idea that he has to do things only to Tamils is where you go wrong. Wake up burt, what has Wigi done to the Tamils so far?.

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            “He is well respected world wide and more importantly by the Sinhalese.”
            This could be true and no where have I disputed it. Your correct in being specific about the Sinhalese.
            ” When you are respected and trusted at home you get things done.”
            What did he get done other than whitewashing the crimes of the state and the oppression? Don’t use catchall phrases be specific.
            “Your flawed idea that he has to do things only to Tamils is where you go wrong.”
            Its not a flawed idea when at that time the ones that discriminated against and persecuted for being born to a race were Tamils.
            “what has Wigi done to the Tamils so far?”
            What can he do when you have a governor and a secretary appointed by the center, funds are not released and when elected politicians of the people are not free to interact with the people?

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              burt,
              If you thinks he is useless for Tamils that is your prerogative. I am not here to fight for him.
              In my mind he did bring respect to Sri Lanka and that is what I appreciate. What crimes did he whitewash? Give me specifics and your evidence. No catchall phrases please! If he was negotiating for Tamils he would have achieved a lot compared to your Wigi. And I explained to you why. By the way what has Wigi really done for the Tamils before he became the CM? Give specifics, no catchall phrases please! What nonsense are you talking regarding flawed idea? In plain language you think people like Parayabakaran are the only ones who have done things to Tamils. right?
              Yes, Wigi can’t do a darn thing for Tamils because of his attitude towards the gov. This article is a good example. It clearly shows his inexperience. He should first work for his people’s welfare not to grab power for himself and his honchos! Ordinary citizens don’t give a damn about who has power to do what and when. They want to improve their lives and live peacefully.
              I am not going waste my time explaining anymore. Good luck!

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                “What crimes did he whitewash? Give me specifics and your evidence. No catchall phrases please!”
                OK I will try to avoid catch all phrases. :)
                You should know or can find any amount of evidence on line or news paper.
                Specific crimes to list will be many but just two to start:
                Arrests and disappearance without due process.
                Incarceration without charges.
                How is Kadirhirgama connected, he went around the world saying HR was respected by his govt. blah.. blah.

                “If he was negotiating for Tamils he would have achieved a lot”
                This guy could not even work his marriage through his first Tamil wife. I hate saying this as he is dead but he was a born traitor of his race and religion for his personal prestige.

                “By the way what has Wigi really done for the Tamils before he became the CM?”
                He was a public servant and he served without bias or prejudice irrespective of race or religion.

                Responding to the rest of the garbage would be waste of my time.

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            Hitler was also respected by BY ALL Germans until his defeat and demise. He blamed his close confidants for not being honest about the real feelings of those affected by oppression and world opinion.

            Rajapakse’s UN representative talked about respecting human rights and before finishing his speech his youngest brother’s henchmen attacked a human rights activist, Mr Thevarajah, for organising a protest march against imprisonment an aged woman and her daughter for complaining about the disappearance of her last son.

            Mr Wigneswaran is in a no-win situation. He was elected by the people but curtailed by government Viceroy, ex-army general Chadrasiri.

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          Burt,

          the oppression you add here is also being practised in Sourthern and other areas. Just question yourself as to why other powerful politicians stay mum today ? not even weeks ago, minister of External affairs did not or could not utter a single word on the issue ” NONIS WAS ASSUALTED”: would you believe, even if the powerful FM would be assulated he may be given a chance to utter his own ? No, we are grabed by a dragon to this day. UPFA led by this unmoral unethical bugger is a curse for ENTIRE srilanken not tonly TAMILS as you feel.

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        Nuisance

        “One, terrorism and the other who has no political experience, is trying to use “silence” and his high cast pride as a weapon.”

        In other words Wiggy has not become a crook.

        Chief Minister Wigneswaran has seen many crooks, criminals and terrorists when he was serving as a Justice and sentenced them appropriately. Now he is unable to sentence a crook and a war criminal even if he meets him face to face.

        What an unfortunate situation.

        “I feel losing Lakshman Kadhirigamar was a great blow to Tamils.”

        If that is what you feel the man who ordered his assassination is holding a top job in the state apparatus. You should sent him to prison.

        Crocodiles do shed tears.

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          Vedda,

          Nope, not there yet. Keep trying!

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            Nuisance

            “Nope, not there yet. Keep trying!”

            Please stop fantasizing, you don’t even know me.

            On the other hand I can only help you to come out of the pit if you stop digging. One more thing, you better shed some weight if you want us to pull you out.

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        Kadirgamar was a Traitor to the Tamil cause. Good thing he was bumped off!

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          Muniyandy

          “Kadirgamar was a Traitor to the Tamil cause. Good thing he was bumped off!”

          Could you define what you mean by traitor.

          Why was Kadirgamar a traitor?

          Why do you thing it was a good thing to bump off Kathirgamar?

    • 12
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      Mahesan Nirmalan

      “One of the ironies of life is that ‘good will’ is usually reciprocated by ‘good will’……even by the worst of men (and women) and ‘confrontation’ is usually reciprocated by ‘confrontation’ even by the best of men (and women).”

      Which country are we talking about?

      One expect the winners to be magnanimous. The losers have nothing to offer except their Amude (loincloth). It seems you want the losers to remove even their last Amudes and hand them over to the winners.

      Please stop tickling us the fellow commentators.

      Seriously what is there to talk about?

      Does not the president who is in the business for nearly 55 years know whats wrong with the country or what the minorities have been demanding in the past 66 years, or what he promised to the Hindians and IC that he would do after the war to redress the political power imbalances between the minorities and the majority.

      Would he like to discuss about war crimes and crime against humanity which has devastated this country since 5th April 1971?

      What is there to be discussed anyway? Perhaps a discourse on the goodness of Kerala food may be of interest to many. The recipes that I want MR and CV to take up during their meet should include Ulli Vaddai, Parruppu Vaddai, Chemeen Theeyal, Cherupayar Payasam, Dalcha mutton, Palalada Pragthaman, … etc might be useful.

      Be a man and be serious.

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        Are you a planted mercenary Vedda ? LOL

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          Robert.R

          “Are you a planted mercenary Vedda ? LOL”

          Me mercenary, I didn’t even know the meaning of the word until you mentioned it. Thanks I learned a new word today.

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      You are right Mahesan. The best thing to do is to get about 40,000 jaffna citizens to was their back when these jokers visit.It should be immediately after excreting

    • 9
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      Dr Mahesan Nirmalan

      you dont wash your komanam in dirty water? or do you?

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      Nirmalan your commitments for national harmony are encouraging.However,we Sinhalese from South are happy to see Wiggy standing up against this corrupt regime.Some one should show some resistence. We are definitely not short of suckers to this regime.Even people like Chris Nonis finally gets the broomstick when he was not willing to continue sucking, leaving aside his pride and self respect.This is the state of affairs in this besieged land of wonders.
      You know very well the value of a democratic society and I am sure you are enjoying the blessings of law and order in your adopted country. We have to stand up against this rogue regime which is destroying the age old traditions of our motherland. We should voice our opinions for a rightful democratic society in which all of us can live in peace and harmony together.
      There should not be short cuts to achieve this dream. In that sense I agree with Wiggie and hope South will also join the boycott .

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        I hope you are working towards letting the southerners know about the true colours of the Rajapakse and ask them to reject the clan in the next election!!!

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      Nirmalan,

      ” One of the ironies of life is that ‘good will’ is usually reciprocated by ‘good will’”

      Perhaps Anandasangaree will tell about the above as he had his fingers burnt with MR showing his goodwill in many instances! Anandasangaree is a very bitter man and you may want to learn about his experiences first before you talk about MR’s capacity to manifest “goodwill”.

      My word you cannot be this naive!

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      You failed to read the letter.

      Mrs Patkunam went with the King to meet Modi. Came home with severely censured by the King for talking to media. CV did not go. So there is a not finalized open invitation waiting for him from India. Who know what service Mrs Patkunam had to do King for the favor of taking to Delhi.

      This is meeting is associated with lot of illegal procedure. If CV agrees to the meeting, he is accepting the illegal activities taking palace in the meeting. Those will be used by the King in the future to black mail and make him to obey to drug smuggling to the Royal Family. Them CV too have to go and come back to Delhi many trip around a year.

  • 7
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    The Chief Minister of NP has taken the bull by its horns. If this attitude by Rajapakses continue there will be inevitable separation. What the LTTE started will be finished by Rajapakses.

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    Hi CM Viggie

    have these guys obtained visa?

  • 5
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    His hand gesturing is very chic and modern
    ya maan!

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    Congratulations to chief minister C.Vigneswaran & TNA members to have the courge to stand up against the Rajapaksha’s regime, way to go CM.

    Sinhala government have no idea to give anything to Tamils and wants to take everything from us (Tamil). The sooner we walk up to this fact the better we will be.

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    A good decision given the circumstances created by the government, However , as a gesture to illustrate the nature of Tamil culture, the Chief Minister should invite MR for a sumptuous Jaffna meal at his official residence, MR will be the guest of the Tamils while in Jaffna and should be treated with the respect due to a guest. His tail should not be set alight like Ravana did to Hanuman- the guest and messenger!

    Dr.RN

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      N,
      I agree with you. You will have to sit with him and teach him because he has no political experience in getting things done. His “silent” treatment will take him no where and is disastrous for waiting Tamils. He is also contaminated with diaspora and NGOs; a virulent combination. Might be time to look for a replacement from the new school.

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        Eusense “i agree with you. You will have to sit with him and teach him because he has no political experience in getting things done…..Might be time to look for a replacement from the new school. “
        for once some one is honest about MR

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      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

      Here is a quote by Roméo Dallaire, Shake Hands With The Devil

      “I know there is a God because in Rwanda I shook hands with the devil. I have seen him, I have smelled him and I have touched him. I know the devil exists and therefore I know there is a God.”

      Lieutenant-General Roméo Antonius Dallaire, OC CMM GOQ MSC CD is a Canadian humanitarian, author and retired senator and general.

      In 1993, LGen Dallaire was appointed Force Commander for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR), where he witnessed the country descend into chaos and genocide, leading to the deaths of more than 800,000 Rwandans.

      Since his retirement, he has become an outspoken advocate for human rights, genocide prevention, mental health and war-affected children. He founded The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, an organization committed to ending the use of child soldiers worldwide, and is the author of two best-selling books.

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      Thoughtful: and I fully agree.

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    The Chief Minister/NPC cannot be blamed for his decision where he and his colleagues refuse to be a part of a charade to secure legitimacy for the President and his illegal Govt – particularly now that the UN
    in Geneva is going through the process of pronouncing its much anticipated verdict. The US State Dept has forced the truant regime to issue a public statement and deny the lie that MR tried to force on the people that “the US has softened its position on him and his regime” The opposite appears to be the case.

    Wiggy and the Tamil people in the North must expect a somewhat violent – but characteristic – response from the President once he returns to Colombo. The world watches while the President and his ambitious brother, the Defence Secretary, forcibly and with utter disregard to the laws alter the demographic reality of the Tamil areas by bringing in thousands of Sinhalese from outside the NEP, whereas Tamils suffer a great shortage of land. Tamils will be forced to retaliate – in the future, if not now. Let the more reasonable and decent Sinhalese note it was the Rajapakses who will have to be held responsible if this country is divided – sooner than later.

    R. Varathan

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    “One of the ironies of life is that ‘good will’ is usually reciprocated by ‘good will’……even by the worst of men (and women)”

    The Sinhalese politicians does not believe in this!!If they believed in this we would not have been in this position since they took control of the wretched country!!They believe in murder, arson, arrest, white van and rape, ruining the lives of Tamil boys and girls by selling drugz etc.

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    Mr. Wigneswaran,

    This is not the way to go about, specially with a Govt that does not follow & respect democratic principles. It is true and well known, in and out side Sri lanka that you are insulted and humiliated at every turn you take but you must realise that this is not India,UK or Canada where you can argue out the case over a debate . You will be putting the NPC and the and specially the Tamil people of the North in jeopardy by boycotting the President’s visit to the North. This is an ideal time for the ruling party to attract the Tamils with large sums of money dumped in the North for development work and TNA’s silence will work for them. That is the purpose of the visit and TNA’s action is supporting their aims, indirectly and the ruling party will have the last laugh.

    You are old enough to know that SJV. Chelva had several non violent Sathyagrahas and the Tamils achieved nothing from successive govts. except the partakers were brutally treated, so let the TNA not repeat the same thing again and drag the problem .Tamils are not expecting you to ask for goodies or ‘santhosams’ from the ruling party but ask you to talk it over and ask for equal treatment and freedom to move around peacefully, in N/E. Dialogue is the best form of expressing one’s desires. This is where diplomacy and political experience plays a major role.
    You are over dependent on India, USA, UN and the West but you also know very well what they did during the war where thousands of innocent Tamils got killed and they looked the other side. Now they are talking and dead must be turning in their graves.

    Its not you, but the innocent Tamils have to expect a violent response on President’s return to Colombo.Can they bear the brunt of it ?

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      LW
      You surely cannot expect a person that was actually called to the Bar and served the bench to give in to a bully and blackmailer?

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        Burt.
        This comment is nothing personal about him and we all
        know that he is well educated, so was SJV and so was SWRD but
        what is required here is, shrewd diplomacy, which involves dialogue, to solve the existing problems which is affecting the whole N/E Tamil community. He is educated and people elected him
        to serve them, who are at the receiving end of the conflict

        Antagonistic approach will not work with govts. and retaliatory acts hurt the community but I do not say that Tamils should go on bended knees to achieve an amicable solution. Traditionally, an ordinary Jaffna man is poor, except a few elites in Colombo and are these people prepared to lose their livelihood because one party does not want to give into another. There should be a give and take policy, thro’ dialogue and not use people as scape goats,as they cannot take any more hardships. I have gone thro’ this and I know it.

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    over to K A Sumanasekera and his vellala comments!

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    When land is taken, he screams ‘landgrab’. But then he also screams when land is given back. I don’t think anyone can win with Viggy.

    I was listening to Church radio yesterday. It spoke of negative and positive thinking.

    A negative thinker always finds a problem with anything. Whereas the positive mind finds someway to get things done. This is what Jesus Christ said.

    Viggy needs to listen to Church radio I think.

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      Vibhushana

      No hope. You continue to hear voices in your head. Time to get out of your bunker. If you stay longer you end up like your brethren VP.

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        Could be a “Joeah Witness” nut case.

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      Why don’t you go back and read the letter and try to understand it before writing crap and annoying everyone. I am sure you have no problem understanding the queens language. :(

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        burt

        Vibushna jerks when he hears voices in his head. I do hope you understand his predicament.

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      Well, one expects this kind of response from a Tamil isn’t it? Here we have, Lord Shiva in all his glory with his most vital organs like the heart, lungs and kidney etc. But you bypass all that and go directly to his penis – is that so?

      That is perhaps why you get things so wrong all the time. You always have penis in your head.

      Look, Buddhism in full is far, far too sophisticated for you to understand.

      That is why I suggest you listen to Jesus first. He covers the basics of Buddhism – discipline and morality. When you become competent in that perhaps you can graduate yourself to learn the most hard thing to grasp – wisdom.

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        Vibhushana

        “Look, Buddhism in full is far, far too sophisticated for you to understand.”

        Hence the Sinhala/Buddhists are adherents of Sinhala/Buddhism. You are right Buddhism or Buddha’s teaching is too sophisticated for them. You are the proof of the pudding.

        I am not sure even Dalai Lama could teach you Buddhism.

        Do you have choices of hearing different voices? Please try to hear Dalai Lama’s voice in your head.

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        Buddhism in full is far, far too sophisticated for you to understand

        This sentence exemplifies the mind set of mahinda and his cohorts, I think the best way to treat this is simply ignore them as Wiggie did

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      Vibushana
      When will you start thinking?

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        Rajash

        “Vibushana When will you start thinking?”

        Thinking oh please.

        When he stops listening to voices in his head.

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      Quite. It is the President’s prorogative to distribute state land to the landless. This power should never be in the hands of a local minor functionary.

      I am sure Wigneswaran does listen to THE Bishop, though he does not listen to the Church radio.

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    Can a retired Judge use the word Judge ?

    Some one should sue him for misleading the public.

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      Who cares everybody knows Wiggi has been a LTTE proxy all his life.

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        mechanic

        “Who cares everybody knows Wiggi has been a LTTE proxy all his life.”

        Wiggie was the district Judge of Pallugamam courts during De facto government of LTTE and he went by his nom de plume Judge Thillainathan.

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        Mechanic, you have screwed it up again !. If Wiggie was a LTTE proxy, how come he sentenced Ltte carde to prison, while he was
        a judge. ha Ha.

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    For all who trumpet wigi’s action as a victory; when and how is he going to get what the people of the north want without talking to the gov?

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      You idiot, it should come from central admnisitration not from NPC. I mean holding talks. Since Wigie is in office, what has the brutal MR adminsitration made to get him closer for talks. At the time War was at its heights, CBK adminsitration made their all efforts to hold talks. But current govt being in power does nothing but wrong propaganda by their media units spreading wrong views that lie miles away from teh facts and figures. This is the reality for NPC and all other people living ni thi scountry. This Rajapakshes and their acts are not connected with vison and wisdom. Latter will be made clear if one would hold an EU style opinion polls represeting all walks of people groups in our society.

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    I don’t see how CM Wigneswaran can represent the people who voted him into office if he refuses to work cooperatively with the Colombo government. Face to face meetings with the president are likely to bring better results for the Tamil people than vainly hoping for the intervention of India and the West to grant him and the TNA greater powers.

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      Dr RS,
      In case you missed it.
      Read the comment below by Dr Narendran.

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      Dr Romesh,

      You do not disappoint me at all. You used the word ” cooperatively”; does this only apply to NPC or to the both parties? President coming to NPC in person and an agenda has been set to talk about what? Did colombo involve the NPC in setting up the agenda?

      Are you totally naive or a damn right fool or are you exposing your hegemonic arrogance? Any meeting with MR will be used to advance his agenda and will be totally inimical to the Tamil course. Remember that the Tamils have elected the TNA in NPC to deliver their election promise, and this is the primary focus of judge cm.

      If you believe that assimilation of the Tamils is the answer to reconciliation, you must state that openly. If you prevaricate and trying to look neutral with your both feet on the sinhala supremacy you will be shred to pieces on these forums!

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        Burned Out Issue,

        Are your rude insults meant to “shred me to pieces”? I’ve faced worse over the years.

        It should be obvious that cooperation is a two-way process. My point is that by boycotting the meeting the views of Wigneswaran will not be put forward at all. I also did not say anything about assimilation – you are, as usual putting words in my mouth.

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          Dr Romesh,

          “Burned Out Issue”

          :) please keep your pants on; we do not want see you laid bare on a public forum, do we?

          The issue is that one can deal with people when one knows where one stands. For example, the likes of Sumanasekaras, Jim Softies, Machanics, ElaKolas and many other openly present their bigoted views. Though I for one utterly detest their views, I value their bluntness! As for you, you are in the mould of Off the Cuff. Totally insidious and dangerous. You seek legitimacy that you care sincerely about the Tamil wellbeing, but in reality, you ostentatiously and recklessly divert discussions in support of the despicable MR regime.

          It is not a secret that the ultimate objective of the Sinhala Buddhist Fundamentalist course is to assimilate the minorities. This is an unwritten objective that is being pursued with utmost precision. Only very few admit to this on public forums, but it is an open secret to all who genuinely comprehend the national question.

          I asked:

          “Are you totally naive or a damn right fool or are you exposing your hegemonic arrogance?”

          Why did I ask you this?

          You said:

          “My point is that by boycotting the meeting the views of Wigneswaran will not be put forward at all.”

          What do you take me for? Please do not make me write egregiously! You talk as if MR did not know the views of Justice Wigneswaran. From Sambhanthan to Justice Wigneswaran have been repeatedly communicating with MR through many mediums as to their position. What new Justice Wigneswaran can say at this, unilaterally organised meeting to entrap the Tamil leadership, meeting?

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            You accuse Romesh for putting up a amicable face to tamil and then have completely a different thing in heart..

            What about TNA? what about tamils and what about you? Arent you guilty of the same you accuse others of?

            1. TNA is showing a unity face in its appearance saying they are for united SL. But with everything he does suggests otherwise. A man’s real motives are tested in what he does not in what he say.

            2. Tamils think sinhalese should be tamils. All these ethnic conflict started with that. It was GG Ponnambalam who said all the island belongs to tamils. The present day tamils saying even in this CT forum is similar to muslims talking about apostates. In tamil mind sinhala are tamil apostates who should come back to tamil hold.

            To tamils, sinhalese should give them autonomy in north, bring back army, punish our war winning generals and leaders, should change our history and ditch our ethnic identity and humiliate our people so tamils can feel better. That is the reconciliation you people ask for. Sinhalese fellows even in this forum bend to maximum like HL seneviratne saying sinhala are tamils but i have seen NONE of the tamils who had accepted the wrongs in their eelamist history, accepted the wrongs of their past leaders starting from GG to chelva to amirthalingam, accept the wrongs of LTTE, and accept the wrongs of TNA….and you talk about reconciliation!

            3. I asked you a simple qn one day, ‘who prolonged the war in Sri Lanka by funding LTTE?’. You wasted space but still could not come with a solution.

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      Dr Romesh Senewiratne-Alagaratnam

      You don’t learn do you?

      All what the State and rulers have to do is to stop blocking the Northern Provincial Council to function within the laws, including 13A.

      If you really want to learn something about provincial councils first visit the Southern Councils then North and East.

      Even Basil warned the Tamils just before the NP elections if they wanted development they should vote for his party, which meant no UPFA Council he would not allow NP to function.

      This is a paralysis engineered by the state/rulers/clan enforced through bureaucracy and omnipresent armed forces.

      This is a struggle between will of the people and the will not of the Sinhala/Buddhists state.

      Please refer to my comment above Native Vedda
      October 11, 2014 at 1:55 am.

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        Native Vedda,

        “If you really want to learn something about provincial councils first visit the Southern Councils then North and East.”

        I would undoubtedly know more about the provincial councils by visiting them. Have you?

        “This is a struggle between will of the people and the will not of the Sinhala/Buddhists state.”

        The will of what people? The people of Sri Lanka do not identify themselves as Sinhala/Buddhists and neither does the state.

        Sinhala/Buddhists is a favourite hate topic of yours, and you have, in the past made a distinction between Sinhala people and Buddhists versus Sinhala/Buddhists, arguing that Sinhala/Buddhism isn’t true Buddhism. I have known you, though, to call both Tamil and Sinhalese people “stupid” blaming it, foolishly, on their genes.

        I find the term “Sinhala/Buddhist” clumsy. The symbol “/” usually means “or”. But that’s not what you mean. You are talking about Sinhala Buddhists, are you not? Maybe talking about Sri Lankan Buddhists is more inclusive and constructive. There have been many Tamil Buddhists who have contributed to the history and culture of Sri Lanka.

        As for development in the North and East, this has obviously continued at a rapid pace despite the TNA winning office. The relative lack of development in the North (and Jaffna) was long argued as a reason for a separate state. During the war the gap between relative development of Colombo and Jaffna widened. According to Wikipedia Jaffna went from being the second to the twelfth largest town in Sri Lanka as a result of the war. Development needs to be balanced, though, with awareness of environmental effects and deleterious social effects. This requires the active involvement of universities, which should be working cooperatively with the provincial councils and the central government in Colombo.

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          Native,

          I have no regrets in my assessment of this guy! He is certainly another OTC. These people are far more dangerous than the likes of KS Sumanasekaras.

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          Dr Romesh Senewiratne-Alagaratnam

          “I would undoubtedly know more about the provincial councils by visiting them. Have you?”

          Yes I have. I have had extensive discussion with a few Southern and Eastern Councillors. I am yet to meet the Northerners.

          Before we discuss the merits of naming narrowly defined nasty nationalistic cocktail of language and religious political force as Sinhala/Buddhism (origin traced to late 19th century) please read the following article:

          Buddhist Fundamentalism and Identity in Sri Lanka

          By Tessa J Bartholomeusz and Chandra R de Silva

          http://www.sunypress.edu/pdf/53911.pdf

          “The people of Sri Lanka do not identify themselves as Sinhala/Buddhists and neither does the state.”

          Buddhism/Buddhists are interchangeably used to describe Sinhala/Buddhism and Sinhala?Buddhists. Read the para of the Constitution where it gives prominence to one religion:

          CHAPTER II – BUDDHISM

          Buddhism.
          9. The Republic of Sri Lanka shall give to Buddhism the foremost place and accordingly it shall be the duty of the State to protect and foster the Buddha Sasana, while assuring to all religions the rights granted by Articles 10 and 14(1)(e).

          http://www.priu.gov.lk/Cons/1978Constitution/Chapter_02_Amd.html

          If this is not a Sinhala/Buddhist country what is?

          “I have known you, though, to call both Tamil and Sinhalese people “stupid” blaming it, foolishly, on their genes.”

          Aren’t they?

          “I find the term “Sinhala/Buddhist” clumsy.”

          I have also described Tamil Saivaite as Tamil/Saivaites. So what seem to be the problem.

          Both people are not only clumsy but to large extend they are very very stupid indeed, they both inherited the stupid gene from Tamil Nadu or South India.

          Building roads/infrastructure under the directive of the state alone would not bring development to the people. Empowerment of ordinary people should be the main objective of any development programme. Here a few at the top decides what is good for the people with their own hidden agenda. You tell us whether you would recommend a top bottom or bottom up approach to development and decision making.

          Those few Councillors I met few years ago complained about having to get approval from the state for the procurement of even paper clips.

          We can gone on discussing the centralising tendencies and control over the entire state apparatuses and its resources by a few until the cows come home.

          However the fact remains both Sinhala/Tamil people are very stupid homo sapiens indeed.

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            NV,

            Thanks for the piece on Sinhala Buddhist “fundamentalism”. I note that the authors are using a Western model previously used to analyse other religious fundamentalist movements, and conceded that unlike most fundamentalist movements there is no “sacred text” (such as the Bible, Koran or Torah) that “Buddhist fundamentalism” relies on. The substitute the authors use is the Mahawamsa, which is described as a “mythohistorical text”. I agree that the Mahavamsa has myth in it and was written from the perspective of the Mahavihara monks, but the text also contains valuable historical information about the tanks, religious buildings and kings, which has been of value in dating the civilizations of South India too. It is not a religious text as such. More a propaganda piece for the kings on the side of the Mahavihara.

            The paper also point out that Buddhist “fundamentalism” is dynamic, changing under influences from “the Other” – outside influences. This is partly because of a lack of an “infallible text” that leads to rigid adherence to The Holy Word. Though there may be some who regard the Mahawamsa as such an infallible text they are in the minority. Most Sri Lankans think that the Veddas were there before the anyone else. This is also the view of the academics at Sri Lankan universities (since the early 19th century at least).

            Your insistence on the fallacy of a “stupid gene” found in Tamil Nadu and South India that Sinhalese and Tamil inhabitants share (but Veddas do not) is surprising, since you usually make sensible comments.

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    ” Much government propaganda was employed to state that the NPC was the beneficiary of nearly 6 billion rupees for the year 2014 and only a small portion of it had been utilized by the NPC, when in fact, the NPC was allocated only 1875 million while a sum of 3955 million is being directly used by the central government. ——-“

    This exposes the duplicity and false propaganda of the government.

    How can the NPC function effectively or co-operate with an unco-operative government?

    Dr.RN

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      N,
      You having said that, how do you think wigi should proceed to get what tamil people want?

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        Nuisance

        “You having said that, how do you think wigi should proceed to get what tamil people want?”

        Even if he knew how Wiggi is going to proceed why would he disclose it to you?

        Even if he told you, you need a bit of brain to grasp it. Just forget it.

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    Thank Heavens that the Vella CM hasn’t got his TNA Police Force Yet….

    Otherwise the President would have been stopped on his tracks full stop, , like what the GTF Reverend did in London.

    And the closest the President would have got is Vavniya if he had to meet up with the Dalits in Jaffna.

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    NV, BI, Robert and others, I am not disputing the issues you have raised vis-a-vis governance, institutionalized violence etc. etc. However, from the time I was able to appreciate politics, isolationism has been the mainstay of Tamil politics. In my view, it does not work and it is extremely counter productive to the minority communities. It is very easy for the minorities isolate themselves into a corner on the basis that the mainstream is unfair or insensitive to their own cultural needs. I see this trend all around me in the little Chinese, Indian, Sinhala, Tamil, Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Middle Eastern ‘ghettos’ all around me in the UK. The point is that it does not work and usually gives rise to far-right politics. I am afraid Sri Lanka is no exception. Engagement with the mainstream and identifying oneself as an integral component of that mainstream – however unreasonable components of that mainstream may be at times, in my view, is the only option available to all of us. This does NOT imply loosing ones own cultural identity. I for one am extremely proud of my own identity as a Sri Lankan Tamil – a proud identity forged in the ‘anvils’ of Karainagar Sivan Kovil, Nallur, Jaffna Hindu College, Mani Iyer, Koneswaram, Captain Gardens, Silapathiharam and Thirukkural. But, as a Sri Lankan Tamil I also claim – very very passionately, my right to sing “Disa wavai sigiriyai mageth urumayai”. My friends, that is the ONLY way forwards. Everything else – West, India, UN, DMK, AIDMK, Vaiko, Seeman, are all mere fanciful dreams. Isolationism is certainly not the way forward – given this stark reality.
    Dr M Nirmalan
    Manchester Medical School

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      I appreciate Dr. Mahesan Nirmalan’s liberal approach to the Sinhala-Tamil differences. But if he thinks the Tamil side choses isolation for the sake of isolation – now or previously, I am afraid he is wrong. He cannot be oblivious to the fact Justice Wigneswaren and his colleagues in the NPC welcome engagement with the Rajapakse Brothers (the only source of power in the country today) Parliament or anyone else ready to provide for the Tamils, particularly in the NEP, what has been long denied. The PSC, which Mahinda Rajapakse crows about all the time, is a shallow trap to increase his credibility in the eyes of the international community. He wants to promote his democratic credentials just before the UN meets early next year. The TNA is not ready to foolishly fall into this poorly structured “strategy”.
      Of about 30 in the PSC there will be about 5 from the TNA – and, with the kind of “democracy” and the judicial process we are fated to endure, you know what the result will be. This visit of Mahinda R to the North is to fool India and the UN he wants to help “my people (Tamils) also” in addition to surreptitiously “gift” thousands of acres of land in the landless Tamil areas to Sinhala settlers (mostly IRC’s) from the deep South – calculated for future “action”. Deja Vu Gal Oya 1954/55, if you like.

      Wigneswaren and colleagues cannot be blamed to distance themselves from this foolish conspiracy. The Rajapakses and the Sinhala supremacists are determined to colonise the Tamil areas using force and intimidation via the army, a mindless and senseless Parliamentary Sinhala majority and regular bouts of violence on the Tamil people in the North. Yes! Tamils silently suffer these indignities but they will have their day – sooner than later. A little more shared-suffering from a brutal Sinhala regime will be helplessly accommodated.

      But I agree with another Tamil reader in these pages the President should be invited for a meal where all Tamil leaders take part socially – and avoid discussing politics. The Tamil Nation has no dispute with the Sinhala people and we are ready to honour their leader, whom they have chosen. Sinhala-Tamil friendship is one thing and avoiding the knife aimed at the throat of the Tamil nation is a totally different thing.

      Rgds/R. Varathan

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        Dear R Varathan

        My grandfather Winslow Alagaratnam was in charge of the Gal Oya irrigation project when he was Director of Irrigation in the 1950s. He was Tamil but did not regard his work as being traitorous to the Tamil cause. Rather, he was intent on making Ceylon self-sufficient in producing rice, again.

        During the long history of Rajarata, the irrigation systems built and maintained by Sinhalese kings supported a relatively large population in areas that were later abandoned to malaria and jungle. The population density in the north is much less than that of the south, and the renovation of the irrigation systems will mean that the land can sustain much more more people than before.

        The political representatives of the Tamil people should be at the table making sure that the Tamil residents of these areas benefit fully from all the development, including the restoration of irrigation works. Opposing the irrigation projects and the agricultural projects that they enable (on the grounds of “colonization of Tamil lands”) is against the interests of Sri Lanka and her people.

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          Dr. Romesh Seneviratne

          I have heard of your grandfather from senior officials in the Irrigation Dept of the 1970-2000 year vintage. Since a close relative was a high-up there, we happened to meet and know many of them socially.

          No Tamil in the NEP in his senses will be against development of his areas after so much of devastation and deprivation. What the Rajapakses do is nothing but play politics. Remember the
          threat of Basil R before the NPC elections the Province will be starved unless the people vote the Rajapakses in.

          Tamils welcome the return of the Yal Devi and thank the Rajapakses for this. Diverting the Mahaweli to the North – long overdue – will not only help the Tamil areas but the economy of the entire country as well. But they will wait until this is really done because the Rajapakses are notorious locally and internationally to being high on pledges and low, very low, on pledges. They have earned for them an adverse reputation in this area. I am, however, intrigued the President claims CM/NPC is against the improvements to the Iranamadu Tank. I am sure in this and all other development issues the TNA have their defense.

          Already the minor repairs to tanks and the availability of water in the Jaffna District shows many benefits to the South as well.

          Many analysts believe Mahinda Rajapakses suddenly waking up to “develop” the Tamil areas in the NEP is more prove to UN/Geneva he “faithfully” carries out the recommendations of the LLRC – after 3 years.

          Do be assured, however, “The political representatives of the Tamil people will always make sure their residents of these areas benefit fully from all the development, including the restoration of irrigation works” that you make mention of. What may help is an early meeting with the President’s team and the TNA – ideally with diplomatic representatives in Colombo of the main donors in attendance.

          R. Varathan

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      Mahesan,

      “isolationism has been the mainstay of Tamil politics. In my view, it does not work and it is extremely counter productive to the minority communities”

      YOUR VIEW is WRONG.

      “So, what’s the price for a Ceylon Tamil politician? If you are a keen student of politics in independent Sri Lanka, the answer is a Cabinet portfolio. For the sake of Cabinet positions, two independent Tamils namely Chellapah Suntharalingam (1895-1985) and Cathiravelu Sittampalam (1898-1964) pawned Eelam rights. “

      http://sangam.org/happened-65-years/

      After that –
      GG Ponnampalam (Tamil Congress), Thiruchelvam (Federal Party) were in govts.

      Tamils do not need concessions. Tamils (excluding your kind of people)are fighting for rights.

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      Dr.Mahesan
      When immigrants come to the UK they tend to go and live among their communities and that’s how ghettos are formed.
      You are comparing immigrant ghettos of the west to them Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka, where Tamils lived for hundred and hundreds of years

      Get a life man.

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        Rajash

        In 1958, 1977, and 1983 didn’t the thugs force your people back to your homeland?

        During the war Gota tried force Tamils back to their homeland by buses until the Supreme Court stopped it.

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          Native
          Absolutely there is an inherent recognition of Tamil Homeland. The Sinhalease are now trying to defy themselves .

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            Rajash

            “Absolutely there is an inherent recognition of Tamil Homeland.”

            However I do not approve the idea of Tamil Homeland. There could be nations (including nation of Veddah, of course the first nation) without borders within united Sri Lanka.

            I am sure Ben Hurling would agree to the idea of having secular multiple nations in this island preventing this island becoming a Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto.

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              A Tamil Homeland within a United Sri Lanka will be acceptable to all

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      Thevaaram coming out with a definition of not engaging with the Royal Family as “isolating”! Though that is not expected to yield any fruit, TNA is a member the party that is in the search for common candidate to dethrone the King. Thevaaram does not know to express itself or scared to do so. The meaning of the Thevaaram’ s comment of Tamils isolating themselves is a way of pleading TNA to not help the group that is looking for a common candidate, because that could bring down his boss the King.

      We do not know if this Thevaaram isolate himself from the rest of the Manchester Medical crowd. But, Tamil did know to get along with every race that they had come across. To start with, the confused writing, Mahavamsa, says that very well. Tamil did get well along with Arabian merchants visited Lanka. So the Arabians started to speak Tamil instead of Arabic (at that is what Lankan Muslims claims). Tamil did very well with European communities. Those communities have been employing Tamils. They easily adapted to the many kinds of international communities living styles of the countries they migrated. The one who just bring and post here the defense department’s writing see it as Tamils are isolating themselves. Thevaaram is not ready to work with other Tamils and isolating him. It is up to him. He is expert in isolating him alone and writing Chakadathar Solos. If Thevaaram has been freely discussing his thoughts with Tamil and other communities, his opinion would have been different. UK, theoretically represent the white’s opinion, Thevaaram has of Lanka, moved from the opinion long ago in the past. At least he should talk to British whites and find out why they supported the 2014 resolution. His Chakadathar Solo writing indicates, his lonely mind dreaming wrongly. He should try to meet the foul mouthed Chris Norris and advise him to seek some consultation for his symptoms at Manchester Medical. Then he should advise him not to isolate or retire from the king service or rest of the Sinhala crowd. (Thevaaram, with his puny brain, assumes the Royal Family is the entire Sinhala communities in Lanka and after 2005 only Tamils are living with Sinhalese in Lanka).

      Thevaaram, like now he is advising his Tamil political opponents, without feeling difference with the Sinhala politicians,, he should advise them too, as instead of isolating them from the Intentional Communities they should try to engage with UN, UNHRC, OHCHR……and so forth.

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      Nirmalan,

      In all seriousness, no one with any sense will dispute your support for Engagement. I do not want to sound preposterous nor do I want to be intransigent.

      On the contrary to your claim, the Tamil leadership in the past did engage. The outcomes of such engagements were the Banda/Chelva pact and Dudley/Chelva pact. Moreover, the TULF was engaging, and as a direct result, it ultimately caused their demise at the hands of the LTTE!

      However, at present, the Tamil leadership is forced into a situation where it needs to be sagacious when dealing with MR. It is conspicuous that MR is unscrupulous and reckless that he is endeavouring to checkmate the Tamil polity into submission. This is exactly what Justice Wigneswaran is trying to avoid. This does not of course mean that the Tamil polity is totally isolating itself from the mainstream. It is now actively engaged with other mainstream actors in securing a common candidate for the presidential election. It has also manifested willingness to forge relationship with other mainstream actors in order to formulate a workable solution, but not with MR.

      The paradox is that the Tamil polity will ultimately save SL from this tyrannical regime that is egregious to all Sri Lankans let alone the minorities!

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    My Dear Native Vedda,

    Look!

    There is nothing new to be discovered about Mahinda Rajapakse. He is head of perhaps the most corrupt government and commander of one of the most brutal armies. Everyone knows he has lied again and again. His government is shielding murderers (Karuna, Duminda) and drug smugglers (his very own Prime Minister). There is plenty of money laundering and wastage of state resources going on. He is not even implementing the recommendations of his own commission (LLRC).

    Add to all that, MR was Prabhakaran’s choice; Mahinda got help to gain power from one of the world’s deadliest terrorists. Those who seek and get help from terrorists to gain power have to be declared as terrorists themselves.

    It is difficult to find a government anywhere in the world that has as minister a thug who tied a government official to a tree!

    We have had enough. Clearly everyone Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and Veddas should come together to bring this government down. At the same time everyone should work together to put in its place a more sensible, democratic and responsible government (not replace one set of crooks with another).

    But all of the above was known to Vigneswaran (the topic here) one year ago. Vigneswaran has not discovered anything new about Rajapakse (nor has he discovered anything new about the weaknesses in the 13th Amendment) by serving as CM last year. He knew jolly well what the structural weaknesses of 13A and what the characteristics of MR’s government were.

    Yet Vigneswaran contested, won and took oath to serve the people. He did it in front of Mahinda himself.

    Is he serving the best interests of his people by his actions now?

    Has he told us how boycotting MR’s visit will help his people?

    Has he told us how refusing to speak to Basil helps his people?

    Can he tell us how he is going to move forward in making his peoples lives better.

    Continuously telling us how bad Mahinda is, is not going to be useful (and frankly rather boring) because all that about MR was known to us in 2013, oh no in 2012, oh no in 2009, oh no in 2005 itself.

    Vigneswaran should develop and work on better ideas, more effective ones — not just blindly play the boycott politics of the past which has failed the Tamil people and offered tens of thousands of them to be massacred at Mahinda’s pleasure.

    Surely, your wise elders wouldn’t recommend that path to the Tamils again?

    Thinking of better ideas is not removing the loincloth. No, not at all.

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    Veddah, for once try thinking outside the loin cloth.

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      Taraki

      “Veddah, for once try thinking outside the loin cloth.”

      Had Gandhi thought outside the loin cloth your former colonial master would still be running the country.

      He made his loin cloth
      He wore loin cloth
      He slept in loin cloth
      He traveled the length and breath of India in loin cloth
      He made others to wear loin cloth
      He visited London in his loin cloth

      You should be proud of what you have.

      Are you planning to steal my Amude?

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    Racism and Tribalism in full force in the North.

    A proposal has been made in the Northern provincial council by Member M.K. Shivagilingam to evacuate the army from the North and they say with them all buddha statues too would be sent out of the North.

    This proposal has been seconded at a meeting in the Northern provincial council.

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      Jim softy

      “with them all buddha statues too would be sent out of the North.”

      If those statues are Sinhala/Buddha of course all Sinhala/Buddha statutes should be send back to the manufacturer as spiritually defective products.

      Those who learn and follow Buddha’s teaching there is no need for them to worship idols.

      Jimmy learn Buddha’s teaching you will feel relaxed and free from your tight ar**ness.

      Please visit Dalai Lama for once in your life time. For you the time is running out. When you visit him take Nuisance with you. Hope both of you can make it even at this ripe old age.

      Wish you both well.

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        Dear Native,

        Have you seen Dalai Lama in audience with Dalits?…

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          K.A Sumanasekera

          “Have you seen Dalai Lama in audience with Dalits?…”

          He would be if you invite him to this island.

          By the way you know very well my bump is not fitted with an engine to be everywhere at the same time. Since I am not omnipresent I am unable to keep track of each an every person in this world.

          Being a Sinhala/Buddhist dalit/vellala/Radala/Govia/…. yourself what does stop you from inviting him to this thrice blessed island. Do you consider him as an anti Sinhala/Buddhist vellala?

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    The Chief Minister of NPC missed the “Bus” from the start “Go”. Although by profession he is a HC Judge and supposed to be very “respectable”, he did not grasp what he should be doing as the Chief Minister of that Provincial Council.

    I expected him to function as a Chief Minister within the given frame work and show to the country and the world how a Province could be run and administered an stood above all other so called “Chief Ministers” in-cahrge of other Provinces. He was misled and misguided of his role by the TNA and motivated towards achieving their goal. Instead of that, if he got down to do the business of “re building” and “re structuring” the Province with whatever the limited resources at his disposal, the whole country would have looked up to him as a “Leader” in waiting”. He is a man with missed “opportunities”. I feel sorry for losing a promising man and a leader”. Period for him.

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      Douglas.

      Presume you are not Douglas Devananda as from the text of the above message, one could judge the intelligence of the
      writer. How do you expect the CM, NPC to function when both his hands are tied by the govt. machinery . Who runs the administration in other provinces and why NPC is an exception. Presume CM, NPC is still on
      probation and lessons to run a PC are being taught to him by the Military Governor and the Secretary .
      What the Tamils want is for CM to vacate the post to keep his respect and hand it over to Ms. Sasitharan or Sivajilingam who are hardened politicians and understand the language of the administrators of NPC speak and they could even go to the streets to prove their points which Mr. Vigs cannot do as he is not a street fighter. He knows only dialogue, as the only means of communication.

      Tamils want him to enter main stream politics and being bilingual(Singhala/ Tamil) and a former HC judge, he should be of immense help to TNA, who should have him as their chief spokesman He is
      respected locally and internationally and instead he still remains there and being pushed around by the Army governor,Chief Secretary
      of the NPC and intelligence services.

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      Wiggi is following the route to Eelam like all the former leaders elected by northern Tamils. They’ll throw Wiggi out of his CM job if he chose to go even a little bit out of track. Wiggi has no option but to follow rump LTTE advise.

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        mechanic

        “Wiggi is following the route to Eelam like all the former leaders elected by northern Tamils.”

        Have you had access to his road map? Could we have a copy.

        ” Wiggi has no option but to follow rump LTTE advise.”

        Or obey war criminal MR and his kleptocracy.

        Therefore Wiggie is caught between devil and the deep blue sea. However don’t forget one gone (thanks to Hindia and US) one more to go.

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      “The Chief Minister of NPC missed the “Bus” from the start “Go”. Although by profession he is a HC Judge and supposed to be very “respectable”, he did not grasp what he should be doing as the Chief Minister of that Provincial Council”

      Going by the standard of most of the other chief ministers of other provinces and ministers of the Government, Wiggie is unable to catch up with them. Most of them are busy with illegal activities like rape, arson, attacking churches, mosques, leading the mobs, drug trafficking, balcony jumping, assaulting, globe trotting,etc.

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    Vellala CM didn’t spend One Billion Rupees the Raja Govt allocated for the Dalits in Jaffna.

    Why?.

    Prabakaran, whom Mr CM called his Hero soon after inauguration,brainwashed the Dalits for three decades and portrayed the Sinhala people as demons who should not be allowed on their land.

    Poor Muslims who had their land were chased out with only their shirts on the back.

    Most of these Dalits who are the ex captives only seen Sinhala people after Nagadeepa Temple was made accessible after Nanthikadal.

    If the President is allowed to visit Jaffna and the Vellalas accompany him, the poor Dalits will think that the President is not the Devil and is not evil.

    And they might even realize that the little improvements to their lives since Nanthikadal have come from this Government.

    TNA wouldn’t want that to happen .. Would they?.

    Vellalas have to keep the Dalits in the dark as Mr Prabakran did prior to Nanthikdal.

    President should add two or three days extra to his current schedule, and visit more places and talk to poor Dalits and help them with land , jobs, health care and schools.

    Vellalas can carry out their boycotts as much as they like, but shouldn’t be allowed to bring Vellalas pretending to be Dalits,to protests under cover of protecting human rights.

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    Buring Issue, thanks. Yes I agree the situation is tricky. I trust the judgement of Justice Vigneswaran and Mr Sumanthiran on these matters. The only reason I take time to write these brief comments is to show that there is a moderate view amongst the Tamil diaspora strongly in favor of a just solution within a united Sri Lanka which is based on justice and fairness towards all people.I hope the expression of such sentiments by more of us – who have nothing but the welfare of ALL Sri Lankans at heart, will strengthen the position of people like Vigneswaran and Sumanthiran within the TNA in any future negotiations with the GOSL. It is necessary for the more moderate voices on both sides to express themselves now to ensure that the agenda is not hijacked by the separatists or the “Jathika Chintanites”
    Best wishes
    Nirmalan

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      Doesn’t CM Wigneswaran also want the TNA Police to watch the Dalits and control of the Govt Land to keep the Southerners and the Chinese away?.

      Hope this is not part of the just solution you are on about Dr Masheshan?…

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    Lanka Watch: I am not that kind of Douglas you suspected me to be. As regards your opinion of Mr. Vigs, you and I are like the two railway tracks that never meet. So be it that way and let us exchange our opinions in a friendly manner. Thank you.

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      Douglas, Agreed. It is sad that you did not realise that Wiggie is blocked from all corners and he could not prove his mettle.

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