20 September, 2017

NPC Crisis: Sam-Wiggie Talks Today

As the Tamil National Alliance, the TNA, struggles against fissiparous tendencies threatening the seams that hold the TNA together, R. Sampanthan, the TNA leader, has written to Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran of the Northern Province. The letter explains what Sampanthan seeks:

Hon.  Justice CV  Wigneswaran,

Chief Minister Northern Province

My Dear Wignes,

Thank you for your letter of 14.06.2017 with copy of speech made by you.

I wish to state the following. The board of inquiry appointed by you conducted investigations in respect of four ministers. The inquiry had been concluded and their report submitted to you. Two have been found guilty and two others have not been found guilty.

You stated in the Provincial Council that you would act on the basis of the report of the board of inquiry.

You have called for the resignations of the two ministers found guilty. No one has complained about that decision.

The complaint is about the action taken by you against the other two ministers in regard to whom there is no finding of guilt by the board of inquiry. This action is being seen as a violation of the principles of natural justice and unwarranted.

I called you on Tuesday the 13th to convey to you that such action could be resisted by the two ministers not found guilty and the members of the provincial council and suggested caution.

I also expressed concern that while you had been in touch with the other leaders of constituent parties in the Tamil National Alliance you had not discussed this matter with Hon. Mavai Senathirajah Member of Parliament and Leader of the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK).  You have called him later in the day and he had conveyed to you that action should not be taken against Ministers not found guilty.

On Wednesday the 14th you announced punitive action even against the two ministers who had not been found guilty.  Whatever that happened thereafter was as a result of your aforesaid action.

It is my view that to bring things to an end it is necessary to first take remedial action pertaining to the two ministers who have not been found guilty.

Unwarranted action should not be the cause for promoting disunity and disturbing the functioning of the Northern Provincial Council.

I would urge you to take early remedial action in regard to the two ministers not found guilty by your board of inquiry. This would not deter you from holding any further inquiry.

Sincerely,

R. Sampanthan

Leader of the Tamil National Alliance

Colombo Telegraph learns that Sampanthan will arrive in Jaffna for urgent talks tomorrow, Sunday, with the Chief Minister.

A near life-time member of the Federal Party was visibly upset. He said, “When Wigneswaran was brought into the FP, no one wanted him. Sampanthan Aiyah insisted and had his way. However, this motion of no confidence in the Chief Minister by our own members was not thought through. Party Seniors were never consulted. If it is tabled, it will pass. Out of the 38 members of the Provincial Assembly, 30 are of the TNA and 15 of the Federal Party. Even the non-FP members of the TNA will fall in line if they want our nomination next time. The Muslims will vote with us. We need merely 20 for passage. Once passed, the Chief Minister will not be able to even get a budget through and will have to step down.

“Did those who initiated this foolish motion consider what it will mean to the TNA? Having brought Wigneswaran in as a member of the FP, however foolishly, we now have to work with him.”

Sampanthan’s rush to Jaffna is to avoid a permanent and disastrous split. Continued the official,

“All those TNA chaps supporting the Chief Minister are pokkiris (போக்கிரி means scoundrel). These pokkiris never had a policy other than to break the TNA. Breaking the TNA is to break Tamil unity. That will break the FP. I am telling you, if you break the FP, that will be the end of the Tamil people.”

However, Colombo Telegraph learns that many are pushing for C.V.K. Sivagnanam of the FP, the Leader of the House, to be the new Chief Minister.

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    Good vs Evil debate- Sampur the stooge like the Sampur power plant better resign from your seat you have taken it for life and many Jaffna tamil lives with it ofcourse sinhalese too- go hit that wall in the house of parliament- tenga adi – you are brain dead.- when the top is clean(Wiggie) the mice are at play. you are not clean.

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      Spent politicians like Sampanthar , and the likes of Sumanthiran are the curse of the Tamils.
      It’s time they left the politics and dance to the tune of “yes sir no sir three bags full sir” down south.
      What have they done for the last 2years for the Tamils?? ” yes sir no sir three bags full sir””
      They’re a disgrace holding Tamils at Ransom.
      The promised lands are not returned , the promised houses have not been given to the homeless!
      They’re swindling the people’s money while the men women and children are suffering.
      Who have got rich??
      All the commercial contracts have been given to the southerners, while these Northern politicians managed to swindle the bribes.
      The northerners are unemployed and stay uneducated. The children and women are used by the occupying security forces, doing menial jobs for them.

      What’s going on Mr Sam the big man??
      Do you still have to REMAIN A CURSE FOR YOUR PEOPLE??
      Common on its time to say Adieu! Adieu! Adieu!!
      It’s time for a change , it’s time to prosecute the state THIEVES! Tamils does not need these thieves to stay in power , think of the future generation , they deserve better politicians whom they can TRUST, work for the people and for their betterment , not the scroungers we need at this time.
      The South is terrified of Viggie the CM. The people in the North have realised now who they should support.

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        “The South is terrified of Viggie the CM.” — — — — — * * *
        Are you serious? — — — — — * * *
        The South is not terrified of any Tamil politician (except perhaps VP for a while). The performance of the NPC is proof to any Sinhala nationalist that the Tamils are represented by groups of externally dominated jesters.

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          SJ
          Ok I agree slightly with you ” South is terrified of Viggie”
          South is terrified of the wealth of education Wiggi holds, no one would dare to argue fair points with him!
          Remember 47% ( published yesterday) of parliamentarians in SL are O/L educated or less, what have they got to offer to the public?? To Teach the Public how to swindle state wealth??
          Honesty and integrity goes hand in hand to be a good politician, Wiggi holds those characteristics, no one would dare ask him to collude with them.
          Do one need to be a crook to be a Politician???
          In SLankan politics one of the requirements to be a politician are to be a FIRST CLASS crook too??? ( unwritten clause)

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            Analyst———– SJ prefers anything/everything Chinese. Indeed he will introduce Suanpan (Chinese abacus) and ban the use of calculators.

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            Analyst
            Impressive educational qualifications and posts and positions held by one matter the least to make a good leader.
            K. Kamarajar stopped school at Grade 5, but he was arguably the best Chief Minister that Tamilnadu (then Madras State) knew.

            I am not at all impressed by the performance of CVW as CM. Also, he is given to cronyism.
            His persistent defence of a saffron-clad murderer and accomplices was disgusting.
            What did he do about the hundreds of complaints about abuse of office in the NPC over the past 3+ years?
            He protected Aingaranesan (whom he ‘punished’ recently) when there was a resolution against him in 2016 in the NPC.
            I trust neither the TNA nor its rival front.

            Believe me, the South today is having a hearty laugh at CVW, which it held in great awe when he was elected.

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              SJ,

              I would be happy to see all five ministers and their servants go but would the new guys be any better? I think not but new persons should be given a chance to show what they can. The existing NPC leadership has clearly failed.

              Any news on your predatory journal proposal? Thank you for that initiative.

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                It is not just the NPC leadership that failed. The root of the failure is in the way the TNA set about to capture the NPC.
                On Predatory Journals:
                I think that more than one university are working on predatory journals and that the UGC is keen too.
                I can only hope that the UoJ will take the lead.

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              ex-professor Spin Juice from Kerala kotchikade “”Believe me, the South today is having a hearty laugh at CVW, which it held in great awe when he was elected.”” Northerners always called the south a buruva and they like it because down the river is their game stupid fisherman. Go tell Alice in wonderland that rip van winkle also travelled time.

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      What was “Wiggie’s” contribution to Sampur? Every little success in recovering land occupied by the forces was through the struggle of the Tamil masses. The leaders were there only to pose for pictures.

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        Spin Juice “Every little success in recovering land occupied by the forces was through the struggle of the Tamil masses. ” Hope is like a road in the village; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.that is how cities created the villages in the first instance. You have to give city boy wiggi his dues.

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      Thie 84 year old senile greedy for power and state wealth should retire for good and spend the rest of his life with his family.
      He’s no better than the ex Presisident who continues to dream about being a leader again.
      The senile Tamil leader too cannot let go of this aphrodisiac known as politics.
      It’s like drugs? Which promotes superiority complex , hallucinations, paranoid, and arrogance.
      Come on man you have not done anything for your Tamil people ! Nothing! You remain in the opposition ! For the name sake, you are having a cushy time in that plum position.
      Tamils are crying , bleeding tears! You and your party have Blood in your hands.
      Reason !! YOU AND YOUR PARTY HAVE DONE NOTHING TO YOUR PEOPLE , YOU’re PROTECTING THE CROOKS AND THIEVES! Why, why, Do you have conscience???
      Nothing is permanent in this world, you can soon be a forgotten person in the world of politics.
      While you’re there in politics do something for the people who have suffered for decades.
      Leave with a Mark or disappear from politics with nothing for good of course

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        Analyst
        Is CVW in his prime of youth?

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          Spin Juice:””Is CVW in his prime of youth?””……………………………………….
          It takes long to be young – Pablo man of the 21st century- Guernica!!

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            Good point.
            So there is a chance that Sampanthan is younger than CVW.

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    There is widespread criticism of the Provincial Council system (set up within 13A) from Tamils: Not enough money devolved; not enough power devolved. But still they managed to misappropriate funds and abuse power. How did they do it? They must have some special talents!

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      Tee Twenty——–“They must have some special talents!” ———Make no mistake, Tamils and Sinhalese are blessed with many talents, misappropriation (or stealing ) is only one of the many.

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      Tee Twenty, It does not take place without the hidden hands of centre- TNA- S&S the power grabbers.

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        Emanuel: We are always quick to jump at blaming it on the hidden hands of everybody else, without examining our own faults, no. Maybe this is too harsh, but apart from sporting freshly prepared kilograms of holy ash every day, and occasionally sprouting his recently discovered nationalism, what exactly has Wiggy got to show for his four years in office?

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          “”Emanuel: We are always quick to jump at blaming it on the hidden hands of everybody else, without examining our own faults, no.”” It takes two to do the tango! heard of honest sergeant kandiah? You have no idea what the capital colombo is where both Sampa and Suma are newcomers from the village representing the villages. “” Maybe this is too harsh, but apart from sporting freshly prepared kilograms of holy ash every day, and occasionally sprouting his recently discovered nationalism, what exactly has Wiggy got to show for his four years in office?”” That was a significance of religious hatred on your part. Hinduism is not a religion rituals as much as buddhism is not but about ethics. What has he done so far?- you are not a progressive society because of religious and racial animosity. While his hands are tied there is not much he can perform and in that backdrop you would have noticed Cameron a distant relative of Her Majesty brave all odds to meet and speak to Wiggie. If Wiggie was the leader of the opposition today India and New Delhi would have heard him better than all the villagers of the north including Sampanthan and Sumanthiran. the settlement would have been amicable for all.

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            Emanuel: “Hinduism is not a religion rituals as much as buddhism is not but about ethics.” I cannot understand what you mean. Writing in two or three short sentences might help. I am amused you think meeting Cameron was an achievement. Any other example you have?

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              “”Tee Twenty””- “”Any other example you have?”” The breed counts!! No one can take a horse to water and make it drink(you never understand) and no one is a damn fool to fall for your pee kathu kadhi villager.

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    “[Sampanthan] A near life-time member of the Federal Party was visibly upset. He said, “When Wigneswaran was brought into the FP, no one wanted him. Sampanthan Aiyah insisted and had his way.”– — — — — * * *
    Sampanthan was no “near life-time member of the Federal Party”. He was unwanted in the FP until 1977. The FP in Trincomalee was leaderless in 1977 and Sampanthan was thrust on the electorate by Amirthalingam. He was rejected by the electorate twice since election in 1977.– — — — — * * *
    Wigneswaran not brought into the FP but into the electoral list of the TNA (contesting in the name of the FP for want of a symbol), then feuding over power in the NPC.– — — — — * * *
    It is pathetic for a political party to make a rank outsider a leader. The FP (and fact the TNA) has yet to pay the full price for its amoral conduct.

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      SJ,

      I think Thangathurai of the TULF (was he FP too?) was a better leader from Trincomalee district in many ways than Sambandan. Unfortunately, he was killed by the LTTE.

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        Agreed. Sampanthan has lost his moral right to lead Tamils by making money by selling his Duty free car.

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        Shan: it is almost like a grammatical rule in the Tamil language now. If you start a sentence by saying “So and so was good…” you will have to end by saying “…killed by the LTTE.”

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          Senseless Tee Twenty, Your analogy is fraudulent!

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        He was killed because of his leftist orientation which was unliked by certain elements in the TULF who were then pro JR and the UNP.

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          “”He was killed because of his leftist orientation “”It’s a weakness in you and in self defence that makes you a leftist, collectivist and racist isn’t it? Just as mixed economy manufactured pressure groups, so too did it manufacture racism.

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        Thangathurai I believe was an MP for Mutur. He often used to express certain Political views that were left oriented and not to the liking of certain leaders in the TULF who then were supportive of JR and his UNP when Srimavo was PM.
        The LTTE did the job of eliminating him.

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          “”The LTTE did the job of eliminating him.””……………………………….LTTE was primarily gangland cronies who learnt what fame, money and power was from smuggling across the straits and built on demala movies. Then they learnt to smuggle drugs from pakistan via new delhi airport to bombay airport to europe like how the western courier service works. neither the cardinal nor the pope listens to puppet father emmanuel because breed counts! Only if England is blitzed once again a new order of class caste can take place in the north so until then live with obama legacy – the muslim takeover that north.Woe the muslim saying my language like fools in paradise then they swallow you faster than your dream (nothing is greater than their allah for them- all their wars and exchange of POWs prove it) like London is experiencing via corbyn thugs. Both UNP & SLFP are built on the principle of the most wicked philosophy of the old rogue -the highest ideal of peace, tolerance, simplicity, and contentment. such teachings include the wisdom of the foolish, the advantage of camouflage, the strength of weakness and the simplicity of the truly sophisticated-the simple story of the woodcutter and fisherman- Laotse. Village tamils always thought they were the smartest and smarter than the city that spawned the village- when on test you lost and said we have no facilities and that was a lie that created racism.

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      Stop bluffing SJ.
      CV was not selected by couple of EPDP’s house workers declaring proper application as date expired. If you do not know who and who in selecting him, and how he was selected, please stay out of commenting on that selection. Sincere politician Archbishop’s part in selecting Hindu CV cannot be denied. Remember how much Archbishop was against LTTE?

      CV was not selected by amoral practices unlike the UOJ VCs. You better learn to use a dictionary to come to know what the meaning of the words is. If you don’t know what means by “Amoral”, please stay out of using that word. Don’t use it out of context to show your displeasure on the entire Tamil Race; after all you are so much obligated to them for your life instead of the Sinhala parties whose feet you wash, in your implied writings.

      SJV was also not a carrier politician, before he entered politics. He too lost elections. His electorate was not as difficult like as Sampanthar’s. Remember, Lincoln too was not wanted by Americans. Even Stalin was not a carrier politician before he jumped into Communist party to mass murder the Russian peasants, or neither was he accepted by the Russian peasants.

      So you say TNA has to pay the price for amoral, but not saying SLFP and EPDP do have to pay a cent because they are being so moral? What kind of biased, convoluting lecture is that? You appear to be having practiced in UOJ your politics. If you get out of your fortress, in the Diasporas living democratic world, you can’t stand even the height of an ant, with your illogical sarcastic quips.

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        Sincere politician Archbishop’s Please read as “Sincere priest Archbishop’s”

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        Mallung:
        “Stop bluffing SJ.
        CV was not selected by couple of EPDP’s house workers…”
        *
        What are you bitching about?
        Am I appearing in your nightmares?
        Or is there another SJ around scaring the wits out of you?

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          Not just in the nightmare, even in the reality, your deeds are absolute horror, man. I can’t bitch a long any longer; I am constricted to three hundred. Still a lot of freedom left in CT. “Arthathin Midikklo Naavithan Pon Keedathu”. Isn’t because of that freedom even you likes without knowing the meaning or where to use it, starting to talk about Moral and Amoral? Soon take care of that too. Then I don’t have to have nightmare. Don’t ask me what am bitching. Don’t let your dog lie in the sleep. If know better than a dog or bitch, take courage; explain why is that or how is that not moral. Don’t qip with in the circle you draw for you and others. Stop posting stoped question like what I am bitching or acting like you are too smart and would come back with a blow, if I ask you back that question again. Answer that why is that amoral? If it is a good explanation, I take it. Come on!

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      SJ

      “”He was unwanted in the FP until 1977”.

      Facts are sacred. More so when writing in the public domain.

      SJV offered him the Trincomalee seat twice in 1965 and 1970. Sampanthan declined. For the next election SJV gave no choice. He just told Sampanthan “I have accepted no for an answer twice”. Sampanthan had no option but to honour the Tamil leader’s wish and sentiment.

      Besides, clamour from the voters of Trincomalee for Sampanthan was irresistible.

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        In 1965, te FP will not touch Sampanthan with a barge pole. He was detained in Panagoda for participating in the Satyagraha in 1961, but nowhere in the FP.
        Have you read NR Rajavarothiam’s “Panagoda Days”? It has quite a bit about Sampantan’s commitment to the Tamil cause? A translation was serialized in a popular Tamil weekly.
        SM Manikkarajah (who for long was out of local politics and living in Colombo) was invited to contest in 1963 bye-election and again in 1965. He was not keen to serve and in 1970 Neminathan was asked to contest.
        Sampantan was nominated in 1977 (the ‘next election’) after SJVC died.
        Where did SJVC speak to Sampanthan from?
        Was it “tumbler talk”?

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          In 1965, te FP will not touch Sampanthan with a barge pole. He was detained in Panagoda for participating in the Satyagraha in 1961, but nowhere in the FP. Sampanthan was nominated in 1977 (the ‘next election’) after SJVC died. I guess Sampanthar was in ACTC until that? Am I correct? Could you prove the date of his first Federal Party membership date? Then we can talk about your barge pole concoction? When a party needs a candidate it will get in touch with the person, it does not touch the person with barge pole. Can you saw some evidence that in 1970, Sampanthar was most needed to FP than Neminathan, but FP refused to touch him even with barge pole?

          Sivasithamparam was dead against LTTE. That was the nature of ACTC. He was injured by LTTE too. When he took over he kept Sampanthar in lower profile. His death opened up more opportunities for him. LTTE likes(specially leader Pirapaharan liked ) Sampanthar. So he quickly rose up. All you talk utter lies.

          “It was enacted without the consent of the minority people. My Leader, the late Mr. S.J.V. Chelvanayakam – the acknowledged leader of the Tamil people – did not accept the 1972 Constitution. He resigned his Seat in Parliament and wanted a verdict pronounced by the Tamil people on whether the 1972 Constitution was acceptable to them or not.” Rajavarodhyam Sampanthar in Parliament- Jan, 12th, 2016. _CT’s courtesy.

          After qualifying Sampanthan practised law in Trincomalee.[5]Sampanthan joined the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi’s (Federal Party) in 1956.[3][4] ITAK leader S. J. V. Chelvanayakam offered Sampanthan nomination in 1963 and 1970 but Sampanthan declined.[5]-Wikipedia

          Don’t try to be a story concocter, something like plain water paniyaram, in which you can’t shine. Just be a quip-per. So we can touch you at least with barge pole.

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            Mallung
            Have you figured out what you heard in your nightmare from me about CV?
            Lesson in English: “Bitching” is slang for complaining. It has nothing to do with canine creatures.

            Wikipedia publishes whatever is placed on it.
            There is much Shinala chauvinist matter on Wikipedia. Do you accept any as true?
            Sampanthan was persona non grata to the FP in Trincomalee. His early release from Panagoda detention camp raised many an eyebrow (see Rajavarothiam’s memoirs) and he was resented for it.
            It was the lackluster performance of Neminathan (1970-77) that gave him an opening in 1977.
            When did Sampathan ever address a FP meeting?

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              SJ, Nevertheless once in awhile, whatever you says also turn out to be not a lie. CT cut and chops, but Wiki leaves without touching,when paid monks sit and crame on the Jaffnahistory.com. . Yet CT may cut or chop, still, don’t expect to believe what you dump in CT is better than the Wikipedia. When you say that FP would not touch Sampanthar even with barge pole, that garbage rendering CT as Meethotamulla dumpsite. You can lower yourself with lies, or “Piddicha muyalukku Moondu Kaal” talk, but still can show grace to allow CT maintain an standard and commonsense, in comments.
              It is not about, K9s. But how come a person who is too careful not step on dog poop, but can talk only about dogs? Is that becuase Mahindthapala’s Jaffna Casitest Vella Racism on action? Is that why only you can see the dogs as the only low birth?

              “Sampanthan’s maternal uncle Sivapalan, MP won in 1947 as ACTC candidate “ First lesson in commenting public web is not standardising Sampanthar with his uncle. Please, no one will be entertained that rubbish!

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              SJ: Lesson in English: “Bitching” is slang for complaining. It has nothing to do with canine creatures.””
              nearly right but not right.- bicce old english.
              Fraudulent analogy.
              bitch
              bɪtʃ/Submit
              noun
              1.
              a female dog, wolf, fox, or otter.
              2.
              informal a difficult or unpleasant situation or thing.
              “working the night shift is a bitch”
              synonyms: nightmare;
              Poda mulathanni- bitartrate = ester of tartaric acid used in giving the loss to textiles.

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            Sampanthan’s maternal uncle Sivapalan, MP won in 1947 as ACTC candidate and joined the UNP soon after and lost the seat to FP in 1952.
            Sampanthan’s dealings with the FP were on the fringes. He along with several others was detained for participating in the Satyagraha on the fatal day in 1961; but got released before the others.
            Ask any FP veteran from Trincomalee about Sampanthan’s political activity.
            He was a very successful lawyer tough.

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              SJ “”He was a very successful lawyer tough.””The villagers dream at present like colomba malasanya – he hit his head on the wall (sponge cake) continuously in the vestibule of parliament for MR to treat him like a kuddu mervyn.

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    Whatever the reason for removing CVW, the occasion chosen was wrong. He was right to get rid of two ministers whom the inquiry found had possible charges and ask the other two to stand aside until charges could be inquired into. The CM has no authority to appoint a board to find anyone guilty or not, as Sampanthan, a lawyer should understand. CVW acted quite properly and most people would think so. His is an example that should be followed by the Maitripala government as well. That probably is the problem. They want to get rid of the good guy and Sampanthan is giving rise to the impression that he is on the side of the bad guys.

    Sampanthan had better sort this out. It will not be good for him or for his crony. CVW will come out of this stronger, either way it goes. You get rid of him, the people will support him.

    In the meantime, let us hope that criminal investigations are begun against the four minister so that we could know whether they are guilty or not.

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      If the two ministers who are under suspicion be men of integrity, honor and feel they are truly innocent of the corruption charges, they should immediately step down and allow the CM appointed committee to probe their alleged conduct. Public office is not the platform for ego exhibition – but one where the holder SERVES the people with honor, integrity and humility. It is reported in the press – the CM was to hold their portfolios under his office until such time a probe is completed. It is important for the two ministers concerned as well as the Northerners to know that an inquiry was conducted in the most impartial manner without any interference contrary to what is the norm in rest of the country. The CM being a reputable former Judge of the Supreme Court of this land perhaps had wanted the inquiry done without any influence of any nature. It was further reported in the press that the complainant had not been present when inquiries were to be conducted. Whatever the reason for their absence, duress or undue influence being brought to bear on the complainant cannot be ruled out. The swift nature of the action of TNA in council is regrettable and eludes to suspicion.. The CM is the chosen representative of the people of the province having polled the highest number of votes at the NPC polls shaming many a career politicians of the province. While he is required to comply with party policies, every decision and action of his does not call for the prior approval of the party leadership which lacks moral authority and packed with ego maniacs.

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    Listen you Eelam Tamils, stop fighting eachother. Without our eternal leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, We Eelam Tamils are leaderless. if our thalaivar were alive today, Hon Sambanthan and Hon. Wigneshwaran would have duelly obeyed our leader. Thalaivar decides and Ealam Tamils obey.
    But how come Hon Wiggi think he can sack Eelam Tamil Ministers. Only Thalaivar can sack or even kill traitors of Tamil Eelam. Hon Wiggi is not worth fart of Thalaivar.

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      CT permits windbags like you with gusto!

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    Unlike last time, just before the Election, British ,, Norwegian and EU plotters this time couldn’t use Gnanissara to stir the Muslim pot and try to hide the Vellala — Dalit split among the Lankan Tamil population , until Dr Ranil pushes through his Federal Deal to give Vellala Sambandan his Eelaam, with full Police and ownership of Land……… … Sambandan and Abraham mustered the Lankan Tamils , bar the Indian lot , to put the knife into Rajapaksa, when the latter was willing to address Sambanadan’s grievances……… Their Goal was to get the West Stooge Dr Ranil and his Elite Anglican Vellala Faction in to power and get the Federal Eelaam on a plate………. But the power and money hungry NPC members started rorting the System , despite Dr Ranil getting bogged down by the massive anger and frustration among the great masses about the Economic Vandalism , out right Robbery of Government Money and the wholesale selling of valuable Pulic Assets to Indians….. .To top it all the poor and the low caste inhabitants finally realized how they have been taken for ride and treated as as suckers by the Vellalas who always lived comfortable lives in Colombo. They now know that the the Vellala s want to rule them from Colombo…….. As the result , the TNA is now split right in the Middle , with Dalits trying to take control of the North with the help of the most educated and one time high flyer Vellala Judge Wigneswaran…. Even calling Wiggy ” My Dear Machan” , can Vellala Sambandan hoodwink the EPRLF, PLOTE, TELO and even the minnow TNPF when this block has the full support of the Low Caste , poor inhabitants in the North who are the great majority……………

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    Dear CT Editor:
    “A near life-time member of the Federal Party was visibly upset” (CT). Who is this guy, seeking cover under anonymity? . For, if he has been a “near life-time”, I would have known him. He should know me too. I have been involved with FP from my student days- even as a teen. Incarcerated twice- have been a functionary of the FP, and later, its successor the TULF as a Politburo member – was closely associated with leaders S.J.V.Chelva, Vanniasingam (Then, Kopay MP), Dr.E.M.V.Naganathan, Amirthalingam et al. Though older than me, Sampanthan was not in the vicinity at that time and Sumanthiran, perhaps, was unborn or unconcerned. Daring LTTE wrath, together with few friends, I organized a meeting at St Paul’s Church in Toronto to condemn Amirthalingam’s killing and condole his death. NOW, please tell me who is this “near life-time” member who is criticizing Wigneswaran for doing the right thing and fighting corruption?. The renegades, Sampanthan- Sumanthiran- Senathirajah combo, is a total sellout. They have betrayed the Tamils. Believe me Sir, Tamil people will soon bundle them out lock, stock and barrel.

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    I totally support Justice Wigneswaran’s commitment to erase out the corruption right from it’s root.The entire Tamil youths support his cation to make the system more transparent & clean.After all was a well reputed judge and let us to support all his actions to wipe out the corruption.Remember he is a well educated administrator and not a corrupted politician. Long live for Justice Wigneswaran.I feel he is like another Dr.Abdul Kalam to Sri Lanka.

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      Dr RP– — — * * *
      CVW appointed his cronies to key positions in the NPC administration.– — — * * *
      CVW was the one who protected the corrupt minister when a resolution was passed against him last year. — — — * * *
      So let us not pretend that anyone in the NPC is interested in clean administration. — — — * * *
      CVW’s performance in the water pollution issue was pathetic. The entire NPC said nothing about the plight of the fishers facing threat to their livelihood from poachers from Tamilnadu. The NPC only acted to protect criminals including murderers. — — — * * *
      CVW played ball with MR and got ‘tough’ on issues only after the Maitri-Ranil combo took over. — — — * * *
      There is more to NPC wrangling than meets the eye.– — — * * *
      But rest assured that ‘Tweedledum and Tweedledee’ will forget all about their battle when there are signs that the NPC could be dissolved.

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        another heartless anarchist of tribal sect. any positive is bad any negative is good- thats your road to grab power because there is no road and people have to walk the road. you are sick man from kochikade please go back home.

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        SJ’s assessment here is correct. Wiggy became more outspoken after the change in government. He is too close to MR through Vasideva. On top of that, after living in Jaffna a bit, Wiggy discovered nationalism and holy ash are good masks behind which one can conveniently hide incompetence.

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    Commentators have missed some cardinal points. Sampanthan has not objected to the removal of the two Ministers found guilty by the Inquiry Commission appointed by the Wigneswaran. Sampanthan is also not objecting to the proposed second inquiry against the two ministers found NOT guilty by the Inquiry Commission. What Sampanthan objects is the high handed action by the Chief Minister ordering the two Ministers to go on compulsory leave. Wigneswaran has no authority to act in this foolish manner defying natural justice. The real problem is Wigneswaran targeted Dr.Sathyalingam, the hard working Minister of Health, since he thought the latter is being groomed to become the next chief Minister. However, Wigneswaran not only missed the target, but he found his favourite Minister Ayngaranesan found guilty by the Inquiry Commission.
    Sampanthan made an honest but fatal mistake by bringing in an inexperienced Wigneswaran as his choice for the post of Chief Minister. Sampanthan made the second blunder by allowing Wigneswaran to choose his Ministers and run the NPC at his whims and fancies. Once in power, Wigneswaran started acting like a bull in a China shop. He claimed he got elected not because of the ITAK/TNA but because of his own popularity. This was a false claim by Wigneswaran since 99% of the electorate did not know who he was before the election. People voted for him because he contested on the ITAK/TNA platform. Power corrupts but the post of Chief Minister corrupted him absolutely. He distanced himself from the ITAK/TNA and started to act independently. During the 2015 parliamentary elections he issued 3 statements in quick succession just on the eve of the polling day asking people to get out of their homes (symbol of ITAK) and vote for the candidate of their choice.

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      “”What Sampanthan objects is the high handed action by the Chief Minister ordering the two Ministers to go on compulsory leave. “”
      In other words he is acting on behalf of vested interest. Now isn’t that coool? Stupid politicians you can’t fool all the people all the time.

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      There is no natural justice involved in asking an executive officer to stand down while an inquiry is held against him. That is normal administrative practice in many countries. There is fairness to the complainant as well. It is a reason for suspension. Also, there is the fact that if the Minister continues in office, he can use the powers of office to subvert the inquiry. I do hope the CM does not revoke his decision.

      There may be reasons to get rid of the CM. But, this is the wrong occasion. People are incensed by the fact that Sambanthan, Sumanthiran, and Mavai are protecting the corrupt from action. It could well be that their Colombo masters want this trio to go after the CVW who has created trouble for the Sinhala government. Sambanthan and co.are showing that they act as commanded by the Sinhala government. This will not do them good.

      Cabinet government entrusts the CM with power to choose or dismiss his ministers. That the CM does so after an inquiry is a matter of his magnanimity. He should ask for a police inquiry into corruption so that the ministers could be properly tried for corruption.

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      Thanga,

      Now 99% of the Tamils including the Tamil Diaspora support the Hon CM CVW. This can be tested on the ground if it was an honest mistake by Sambanthan. The people can decide again.

      This can be amicably resolved and to have an open, clean, honest and transparent administration, best CM dissolve NPC and advise the Governor to call for fresh elections. Will Sambanthan support this or does he condone corruption? What is the fear?

      CVW should lead the TPF (new Alliance) and to defeat TNA (ITAK) in the polls for good. All traitors and pretenders will be defeated.

      TNA agenda is mischievous and misleading the Tamils to bury the Tamil Homeland, planning for a UNP alliance to take over the NPC and EPC, for a unitary subjugated Tamil province.

      TNA under the three SSS are doomed, they have fooled themselves too many times. Don’t make the youths aggressive, please!

      Check it out at the polls, and you, Thanga wake up and be honest to your conscience, if you have any, please. We are in a critical situation, not for your future, but for generations to come.

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      What the heavy handedness taking place is minor FP MPCs getting united and controlling the CM, with the supervision of FD leaders. CV is now standing alone not able to count on a powerful figure in the Council, nor friends in the Council, or any party to depend to run the Council. This happened because he stood for the election on FP label. If he had stood on another party, they might have supported him. By offering a seat for CV, FP appears to have played a game on staying on top of TNA. FP had a long problem to register TNA. This was the reason they did not like CV promoting Alliance, instead of FP. Their plan to drag CV into FP in favor of FP for Alliance did not materialise. So, they just want CV stand alone when they shoot their arrow on him. They are targeting if anyone would talk in supporting him. In other words, by making CM lonely in the Council and hijacking CM, 15 MPCs want to run the 38 member Council. If he is isolated by FP, time to CV stand up and face Caesar glory rather than bend for this Kangaro Council.

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    This was a coded message asking the people not to vote for ITAK/TNA but vote for the All Ceylon Tamil Congress led by Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam.

    Wigneswaran found to his dismay the party he supported losing deposits in all the 8 electoral districts it contested! Stung by the defeat Wigneswaran floated another outfit called Tamil People Forum. This was modelled exactly like the overseas outfits controlled by pro LTTE remnants overseas. Lately, he has become demagogue exploiting the government failure to resolve outstanding issues faced by the Tamil people. That includes, release of lands occupied by the armed forces, release of political prisoners, locating enforced disappearances, resettlement of IDPs etc. The government did release some lands and political prisoners but not enough to satisfy the Tamil people. It is the failure of the government to address the grievances of the people that had driven them into the hands of Wigneswaran and his acolytes.
    Today, even his supporters agree that he is a weak and ineffective administrator. He has fallen prey to the machinations of a section of the Tamil Diaspora that finance his protest campaigns like Ezhuka Tamil. When he visited Canada in January this year, funds were raised by pro LTTE groups by holding a huge dinner, but the Chief Minister who was the chief quest claims he never received any funds abroad or he brought any funds home. This is a subject that should be probed to find whether the Chief Minister is lying or speaking the truth. However, there is no gainsaying the fact funds were raised using his name and office. It is time to remove Wigneswaran from office before he inflicts further damage to the efficient and smooth functioning of the Northern Provincial Council. Sampanthan Iya should not make another mistake, third in a row.

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      In these columns I have commented that Thangam like blinds are making the coffin for the holy movement, FP, created by SJV. The casket is now around the corner. Soon with full parade the coffin going to carry out the SJV,s unstained legacy to cemetery. But not ready to see that reality, Thangam is turning to spit wild lies. “Goverment Failed to honor a Promise?” Can Thangam publish the promise of the government he has with him? It was only the lie of the TNA. In the election Chandrika, Ranil and New King flatly denied any pacts exsiting, written or verbal with TNA. Goverment very clearly said “There will be no Leader, No Commander, No Soldier will be prosecuted”. New King has never accepted for any kind of devolution, minimum even affirming the current 13A, which Old Royals has let as it was by Sonia and PM Manmohan Singh request. All TNA leaders said in the 2015 election were lies and lies and more lies to the Tamils. TNA used CV to fool Tamils that they will fight for Self-Determination. It is said Sumanthiran drafted that NPC election manifesto and CV presented to North and contested on that. Right after that election, Sampanthar claimed that Vaddukoddai convention has been over ruled and Tamils, who want only a unity government. That how TNA failed to fulfil their election promise to Tamils. Goverment did not cheat; it doing only what it said. It is TNA told the wild lies and cheated the Tamils. Federal Party has 15 members; Alliance parties have 15 and opposition has 8, in NPC. Unless CV shows grace to Sivagnanam, right after FP form the council, Alliance and Opposition going to send FP home. Remember, opposition now supporting FP to sending CV home; then it will do the same service to Sivagnanam too. Keep writing you blind consultation “It is time to remove Wigneswaran from office before he inflicts further damage “

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    All along Wigneswaran was trying to show the deceptive façade of the powers devolved to Provincial Councils. Now Sampanthan is telling him what to do!

    Sampanthan must release the full report. Evidently the “committee” in its report following the investigation stated as the charges against agriculture minister and education minister have been proved with evidence , they should be dismissed and legal action shall be taken , whereas with regard to health minister and minister of fisheries and transport , the charges could not be proved because the prosecution witnesses DID NOT come forward to testify .
    Accordingly ,the chief minister announcing his decision on the 14th said, the two ministers against whom the charges have been proved shall resign . As regards the other two ministers against whom the charges could not be proved , and as investigations are to be continued , a holiday of one month shall be granted . The chief minister further said , the duties of these two ministers shall be suspended for a month , and during that period he would take charge of those ministerial duties.
    Sampanthan is misleading with his assertion that the two were found not guilty.

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      K Pillai: You have articulated well a misleading statement by Sampanthan. Whether it was political craft or a senior moment, Sampanthan has stated a falsehood. The two questionable ministers were not declared free of any wrongdoing. The witness or witnesses not appear during the inquiry and the reasons behind it is not known in the open but one cannot, at this juncture, given the swift action of the TNA, rule out the remote possibility of duress and or undue influence being brought to bear upon the witness(es). The two ministers concerned should have voluntarily sought leave of absence if they had nothing to fear and felt they were innocent of all charges rather than being forced to do so.

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    The four must resign, prove their innocence and comeback. No point fighting all the time like children.

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      Adrian: How do you suggest one proves his innocence? Doing a kaavadi / rolling behind the Nallur chariot / walking on fire (theek kuLippu)? Remember some of the accusation against the ministers is coming from Ananthi. When her people — the striped ones — had power, accusation would have been enough to tie someone to a lamp post and shoot them! Can we have slightly higher standards now please?

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        Tee Twenty, Wiggie is not interested in personalities and politicians it’s the `right conduct` that guides him not the law So he rightly administered administrative procedures of asking the accused to keep off while investigations are on. Sampanthan just proved he has much to hide and is a humbug.

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        Easy, unlike the Sinhalese politicians, they should be asked to stand trial for corruption before the courts. What CVW did in constituting a board of inquiry is an internal matter. That board is a fact finding body and the facts that it finds are not binding except that the CM can use the findings dismiss the ministers. He had the right to dismiss them if he is personally satisfied that they are corrupt.

        The proper procedure is to indict these men so that corrupton can be rooted out. They came to serve a people who have suffered not to plunder them. So too, Sambanthan. At his age, he must leave ego behind and act for the good of his people. He is a lawyer. The fact that the board did not pronounce on the two minister did not mean they are not corrupt. The complainant did not turn up. This is in itself suspicious as pressure could have been brought on him.

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    I now visit Sri Lanka often and also keep in close touch with the Northern Province politics. The general feeling among people Mr Wigneshvaran is doing an honest job.
    Tamil peoples general opinion appears to be; Northern Province and the chief minster is limited by the limited power and limited finance given to them. Sri Lanka’s present and former governments are trying to give the picture that all is well in the Northern Province. Mr Wignesvaran does not hesitate to speak life duly of the difficulties faced by the people. You need a lot of courage to do that.
    My reading of the situation is that by pushing Mr Wignesvaran from chief ministership the TNA and Tamil people will suffer a lot. TNA will lose all support among Tamils perhaps for ever and Tamils will lose a valuable forum. Only the few prime movers of this action will personally benefit.
    One side effect will be that Mr Wignesvaran will become the most popular leader without any platform
    While compromise is the best solution Mr Wignesvaran should never give determination to act with inegrity

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      Don’t the people who live there know that Wiggie returned 80% of the funds of the PC to treasury?

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        sach,

        Yes. Some of us do know this.

        Our question is what has been achieved with the 20%.

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    Well said Shan R Shanmugam

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    There are crisis in every provincial councils. Why do CT always highlights what is happening in NPC? This shows that CT is giving more coverage to the north. Why can’t CT run article with interview of maha ven Gnanasara Thero Esq?

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    Given the poor performance of CM Wigneswaran and corruption under his rule in the NPC, a change in his post is highly necessary.

    Wigneswaran’s one leg is in Colombo and the other is in Jaffna. Other than inciting people for an unrealistic dream of Self-Rule, he hasn’t done anything. His constant racist remarks against Sinhalese and the Army ruined the minds of ordinary Tamils.

    Wigneswaran has the habit of boycotting important meetings/forums. If he is to serve people, how could be do that? These Tamil Politicians are the biggest hindrance for developing North and uplifting the lives of people. Other than sabotaging all efforts, they have done nothing for their people. There are a plethora of social problems faced by people there. Wigneswaran has failed to address a single issue.

    C.V.K. Sivagnanam who is a Leftist, is the best replacement for Wigneswaran. He has past experience as a Civil Servant. Therefore, he should have a clear sense of his role and responsibilities in addressing actual needs of all communities. I understand that he tried to revive Co-op Movement in the North sometime ago. As the Chief Minister, he will have the power to make the Co-op Movement flourish and make use of it to revitalize the community. I am sure under him the Co-op Movement will receive a great momentum in the North. (This applies to South, too! I remember making a comment to that effect somewhere.)

    I wish to reiterate the fact all Provincial Councils, which are white elephants, should be abolished and bring all parts of the country directly under the Government for smooth execution of development work, generating employment, upgrading infrastructure facilities, addressing all social problems, etc. The tug-of-war between Central Government and Provincial Councils should be over for the benefit of people.

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    Jim Shitty
    Why don’t you take up another hobby.
    You have no sense of analysis nor commitment! Just fart! Fart ! Fart! On CT.
    Do something else, don’t you realise North and East of SL is part and parcel of Srilanka and Srilankan politics.
    YOU ARE A RACIST YOU CAN ONLY SEE A SHORT DISTANCE , DO YOU LIVE IN A GLASS HOUSE FROM WHICH YOU ONLY SEE YOUR GHETTO NEIGHBOURHOOD OF RACISTS AND RACISM.
    GO AWAY SHIIITTTY.

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    Champa
    Some very valuable and doable points , thanks.
    Hope good things can happen to these desperate people in the North.
    They have no proper leaders to lead them except they’re FORCED with the selfish politicians and wait forever.
    Who can bring back North back to its glories??
    Education , Cultivation , expertise were there, now at has eroded into to self serving GREEDY POLITICIANS in place.
    What a change over.

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    There is enough photos published in the media during the turmoil. Some of these photos shows lot of Garbage , paper and bags around , which depict Jaffna as a dirty slum . Could the provincial and municipal councilors pay more attention than attending to this turmoil.

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    On Friday 16th June, all shops and offices were closed in Jaffna, it is reported.
    The people are behind CVW.
    They know the truth.

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    Long ago in 1960s, 1970s the majority of Sinhalese people admired Jaffna Tamils for their commitment for achieving intellectual wisdom through academics/education.There were exceptionally talented doctors, lawyers, engineers, economists and educationists were found among the Jaffna Tamils.I personally witnessed many Sinhalese parents admired Jaffna school going students for their commitment for education. That shade is missing now.The problem of hatred and divisions were caused by the politicians from all ethnic communities. Justice Wigneswaran is an unbiased intellectual with a clean image among all communities in the island.He never took any harsh decision at haste. There is a tradition that if any politician or public servant facing the charges of corruption or malpractices, he or she should step down from their respective institution so the investigation team wont be having any political pressures from vested interest parties.All right thinking citizens and political observers feel CM action is thoroughly justified. Corruption requires surgery not medicine. A man shield corrupted people who are around him is the worst person than those who commit the crimes. So called the Tamil leaders failed in the past and present and their actions created havoc in the nation.They should understand the fact that they are not immune to their wrong actions.

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      Dr.Raghavan Pathmanathan

      True. “…Justice Wigneswaran “was” (I used the past tense) an unbiased intellectual with a clean image among all communities in the island….”.

      Justice Wigneswaran was respected by Sinhalese, too, but NOT “Chief Minister Wigneswaran”.

      Instead of bringing the communities together, he used his position to divide Tamils and Sinhalese further. He has already burnt the bridge. Someone new should be appointed who could build a bridge between North and the South.

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        Dear Champa,
        I respect your opinion but the present crisis is based on the corruption charges about the ministers.The wrong doers should be punished according to the law.Justice Wigneswaran is not an crooked and experienced thug like many other politicians in the island nation.He has not destroyed the goodwill in between the North -South Communities, but the others have been doing it.Tamil & Sinhalese politicians are not saints as they took up the profession like “Politics” to increase their wealth.By chance or by mistake Tamil Politicians picked up Justice CV as the CM and thought that he may agree their own terms and conditions but they are disappointed.When I heard that few Tamil Politicians often bring the issue that Justice CV’s daughter in laws are Sinhalese so he can not be 100% true to Tamils.This is too personal assault.Imagine this kind of charge.CM may be blunt in talks but certainly he is not a dirty man.Tamil politicians are one of the main reasons that well educated and wealthy Tamil diaspora is not willing relocate and contribute their part in developing the nation.Remember the fact we are not like Japanese who work hard without corruption, our politicians aim to become rich through short cuts. I am really surprise that a section of society is so keen to remove the CM of upright for his action against “Corruption”.

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          Yeah, I know the story. That is not the point. Tamils in the North need a breath of fresh air in politics. This is the best opportunity for them to start with a new Chief Minister.

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            Yea! If the Jaffna Tamils, for that matter the Tamils of Sri Lanka require the leaders with out any tainted history ..importantly corruption free people and certainly not the ones with “outdated fossilized ” ideologies.Fresh air won’t be anywhere with foul smell corruption. The root cause of extremism is a by product of corruption through a long period. Insert the young blood with dedicated mind in the political system.It is my personal view that I love to see JVP in the center- they represent true aspiration of all communities.

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              JVP? No. The present JVP is ideology-less now. They are more capitalist oriented than UNP. A hopeless lot. Only hardcore JVPers are with them, others have left already.

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              Concur with Champa’s assessment of Wiggy. He was a good judge but not a good politician, a administrator nor a leader. Has he put any runs on the board for this many years he was on the top?. He is the one in my view yet again taking Tamils back to the fossilized nationalist ideology to keep his wicket in tact. Corruption is bad and, sad enough it is happening in NPC, where many tamil youths sacrificed their lives in the name of liberation only a few years ago. Does Wiggy take any responsibility for the plight of the NPC that it is today?. He should have thought this sorts of actions are the only avenue to extricate himself from the mess he made, good attempt, but at the expenses of Tamils unity. Could not he handle these corrupted ministers one by one at different times, have they committed a crime collaboratively or what?. This is where his leadership comes into question. Despite the shortcomings the TNA have, this was the only party that gained the confidence of Tamils. To see TNA breaks away is the last thing that Tamils who live in the Island want to see. One’s loss is one’s gain. Want to see JVP in the Centre-phew

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    The Inquiry Commission lasted for more than a year. So what prevented the petitioners against the two Ministers to appear before the Commission to give evidence?
    If accused Ministers have to go on leave, why was this procedure not followed at the beginning, that is before the inquiry commenced? Wigneswaran being a novice in politics lost his sense of judgement and behaved rashly accusing and abusing any and everyone who treaded his toes.
    He denigrated Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of holding the post of Prime Minister with only 40 MPs and dubbed the UNP as an Uncle and Nephew Party. Is not his conduct unbecoming of a Chief Minister? Why antagonize the Prime Minister of the country unnecessarily? Is not his duty to secure the cooperation and support of the government to develop the North? To ameliorate the living conditions of the thousands of war affected people living in squalor? Why pick a fight with the Prime Minister and government whose support is crucial for development? No wonder the Prime Minister in turn called Wigneswaran a “liar”! Many are not aware of the dark side of Wigneswaran’s private life which reflects in his public life. He is a follower of sex pervert and serial rapist and murderer Premananda who received two consecutive life sentences for murder and rape of 13 under-aged girls. One girl aborted her pregnancy with the approval of the court and DNA test proved Premananda fathered the foetus. Wigneswaran gave evidence in support of Premananda’s appeal to the Supreme Court of India. The court upheld the judgement of the Madras High Court. The Supreme Court judges dubbedWigneswaran as a “visionary” after listening to his evidence.

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    Two years ago using the NPC letter head Wigneswaran endorsed a petition to Prime Minister Modi by 4 co-convicts sentenced to life along with Premananda. In his endorsement he claimed that the case against Premananda was false and the four should be released from prison! Is this not a clear case of abuse office?
    To add insult to injury Wigneswaran has built a temple for Premananda at Mankulam where poojas are performed by a Hindu Priest three times a day! Wigneswaran is also a trustee of the estate of Premananda worth many millions of dollars. As Chief Minister, he has visited Premananda’s Ashram to perform poojas and stayed overnight. Wigneswaran’s celebrates Premananda birth anniversary by holding Guru poosai in Colombo every year.
    Now that 21 members of the NPC have signed a petition Wigneswaran should resign his post forthwith which will spare him the humiliation of a successful vote of no-confidence against him.

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      This person Thanga has been a critic of CM NPC for quite a while. Thanga believes that Uncle Sam will eventually deliver – pathetic hope! Thanga rates anyone NOT prostrating when US and/or UN is mentioned as a “communist China spy”. Thanga does not know that communist China has become extreme capitalist.
      Is what T says about Wigneswaran’s religious persuasion true? In any case W is not corrupt – there are corruption rumors about T! W’s beliefs are personal. T is an ardent advocate of Astrology and other superstitions. This puts him among shallowest bigots.

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    NPC is the least corrupt in the PC setup – so much so it is causing unease in Lankan politics. There is a coordinated and well planned move to denigrate NP and by implication NPC.
    There was this FAKE news in “Daily Mirror” about caste bias at Jaffna Hospital Blood Bank. In spite of denial Daily Mirror has yet to retract this. Then Daily Mirror carried something about demand for caste representation in committees and so on. This is probably FAKE as well. HLD Mahindapala’s hobby horse is about the caste ridden NP of a couple centuries back. The bigot implies that rest of SL is “enlightened” as far as this bane is concerned. Lankan Muslims want to disassociate from Tamils but this is their prerogative. SRH Hoole vents his frustration by drumming up his version of anti-Christian bias in Jaffna!
    Wigneswaran may not be perfect but is NOT corrupt. If Sambanthan helps with
    the removal of Wigneswaran, he is saying “If you cannot beat them, join them”

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      I agree that Hoole, DM, HLMD et al. have their agendas.
      But we cannot judge the validity of an argument based on who supports or opposes it.
      In fairness to Sampanthan, whatever his intentions and whether one trusts him or not, he has been rather diplomatic thus far.
      The NPC is a legitimately elected body and should be allowed to conduct its affairs according to law.
      It is for the TNA to put its house in order.
      *
      I can assure you that it is not a CVW v. TNA match. There are other players and agendas.
      If the public does not want the NPC as it is, the government will be most willing to oblige.

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    Is not his conduct unbecoming of a Chief Minister? Why antagonize the Prime Minister of the country unnecessarily? Is not his duty to secure the cooperation and support of the government to develop the North? This guy doesn’t have a legal vote there. If he had one he would have voted to Ranil. Further this guy does not know that Sampanthar, in one September 2014 CC recruiting meeting, openly said to Chandrika and Sobito Thero that if Ranil stand for election TNA will work against Ranil (Meaning will vote for Old King). Without knowing Sampanthar had taken that hard stand against Ranil, this one is smearing CV. But says CV should not tell how forcefully Ranil grabbed the power with even the 40 MPs in UNP was not supporting him. It is the West forced DMJ to leave and Ranil take the power. Sampanthar changed his position and surrendered to Ranil. But Ranil made sure CV will stay there by diverting the PC funds for TNA’s Federal MPs Projects. It is Ranil, who inserted the wedge between Mavai and CV at that time. That time, when Ranil went to North he met only to Northern Rapsi army, denied to remove army, Wanted the Keerimalai President Palace a 5 start hotel for his to lodge, and in a meeting said to principal shout down and sit down in front of his students and teachers. Nobody is going to listen to Thangam’s preaching. Ranil has saved the 250,000 men strong rapist army. IC demanding the army has to stop raping. Jasmine Suka has produced a list of army’s rapist actions to UNHRC as Ranil fully determined that one single rape case would not be investigated against Army. That all being done to Tamils because of they are being Tamils. This guy is praying Ranil, but blaming CV praying a person who is accused of rape. In the West there are social services organization who are working to bring out of many rape and murder accused by DNA proof as those were wrong conviction.

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    According to Dilan Perera a party that got fifty percent or more members in a Provincial Council could remove its Chief Minister without a no confidence motion. Party secretary could remove the C M by simply sending him a letter . D P could not believe how Sampanthan and the northern province governor are ignorant of this fact . Sumanthiran knew this fact but he is keeping quite, D P says further.

    What D P does not know is the majority of Tamils did vote and elected Vickneswaran and they will be on the street revolting against NPC and FP , if such removal takes place. Let D P watch Sakthi TV news to know the massive support of ordinary people to Vicky.

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    In his reply Sampanthar is saying that he can be attending only to the problem on the hand and saying the current problem arose as CV wanted to fire two ministers cleared of guilt. When Sampanthar says that no confidence motion was mooted and signed in the same night by 21 MPs, including the opposition working with FP, just because CV announced all ministers have to go, how does he expect other to believe him? That is outrageous talk. Firing CV was an outstanding issue on the FP’s list for long time. Sampanthar is not ready to address this age old, worm infested wound. But he is trying to cover it up as a current problem of firing four ministers. If Sampanthar has no sincere solution to that problem, unifying back TNA again is going to work. It is time for him to come out with a leader like idea.

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    If it is me I would just simply switch the portfolio even if the ministers are not guilty and then leave it there. But ministers guilt or not is not the issue here. Disciplining CV and bringing him under their subjugation of the FP rankers is the issue here. Sampanthar has to tell the file and rankers “Unity of Perish”. Sampanthar has to explain them that they don’t have the capacity to hire and fire a CM. CM’s question is, is he going to free to act in future or these types of threats are going keep coming? Sampanthar has to disciple the unruly FP MPs and ensure CV can run the Council. The No Confidence motion a long planned and staged matter. Sampanthar should not hide it. Accepting it is healthy for the Alliance. It will not unite TNA. Sampanthar has to convene a meeting with all TNA leaders and express to the FP members that a no confidence motion of a TNA person has to come from the approval of the TNA leaders, not out of the locker room of FP members. That is the way to unite the TNA back again. Not forcing CM to take back CM’s decision, where he a man not with party has to have free hand to implement his decisions. I don’t see a lot of unnatural justice in when a CM asking the ministers staying on leave when an investigation going against them. After all, that leave is only for a month of well-defined period. Further, not all the Ministers are not FB members. Then why Sampanthar and the FP rankers are only worrying about the ministers when their parties’ leaders want to work with CV? Just Hypocrisy

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    M/s Sampanthan as well as Sumanthiran seems claim that they are the two individuals who brought Wigneswaran in to the politics of the Northern provinces.
    They need to realize thee reality as to how a political party being formed? hope they would drop this kind of repeated remarks.
    There was fact in which there were some individuals mainly from Northern province shawn interest to the Northern Provincial Chief minster position

    Obviously those two individuals would have realized that they are no match either to the JOB or of their individual capabilities and however waiting for an opportunity of which they are main two individuals on the front line anticipating The chief minister would vacate?
    There was no problems with CM,s inquiry but those of interesting parties are trying expand the issue in line with their long expectation to achieve their goals.

    Please note that the Tamils are an ignored and at time deprived of their rights and the people think that their rights could only get back through the Chief Minister
    Wickneswaran.

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    Hon.CV, has acted in a childish manner in the whole episode of the Northern crisis. The way he issues statements to media gives an opinion that he talks to the gallery-no sense and no clout, which are given on assumptions and ‘hearsay’. When he was elected, we were under the impression that he would act in a matured way. But, our hopes have been dashed and he is only a sub-standard politician. The biggest mistake he does is he affiliates with the politicians who were rejected by people, like Suresh Premachandran, Kajendrakumar, Sidharthan et.al. Suresh will not ever be elected by the people because of his past deeds. His sins will not washed off even if he washes the feet of C.V. So, it would be better for C.V to refrain from associating with these ‘self made’ politicians and join hand with matured politicians like Sampanthar. Of course, Sumanthiran has become an underdog among the Tamil people but that is not an excuse for others to take political mileage out of this crises. Hon. C.V, please think hundred times before you talk and act. Further, its not too late to realize the folly and get back to business. Get together with other matured politicians and act wisely.

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