17 October, 2017

Old Mahinda Or New Maithri; Options For Tamils

By Thambu Kanagasabai 

Thambu Kanagasabai

Thambu Kanagasabai

The next Presidential Election has pitted two candidates both belonging to the same party, Sri Lanka Freedom Party. One is sitting and the other a choice from circumstances, arising from the divisive and divided opposing parties and groups who got united for the common purpose to defeat Rajapaksa’s family empire and their foot hold in Sri Lanka, while seeking personal revenge for the past acts of revenge.

As far as the Tamils are concerned, Tamils have no reasons to cheer about this election. However, one thing remains clear for them. There are thousands of reasons to oppose Mahinda while there is no one reason to support Maithri who is nothing but a proxy representing opposition parties, which are temporarily united with their communal politics, Buddhist –Sinhala concept intact coupled with an agenda to liquidate or destroy the political power, strength and identity of minorities, Tamils and Muslims along with their religions.

The past history of experiences of Tamils from 1956 need not be recounted here. The various communal riots and pogroms of Tamils amounting to genocide which commended from 1956 and still going on as structural genocide in the east and north are staring at the faces of Tamils. This agenda is the common goal of all south political parties. And if anyone thinks, there will be a change for the better with a new Maithri or old Mahinda they are sadly mistaken. It will be nothing but a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Mahinda MaithriThe one common thread running through the victories of UNP or SLFP parties in the general elections is the communal propaganda with cries of “Tamils are planning to divide the country” bogey of Tiger” Buddhism  in danger” though protected by constitution. Currently the main planks of south parties’ propaganda have been nothing but only based on sellout to the Tamils. The south parties are searching for any hints, expression, remarks or clues emanating from the opposing parties or TNA which touch on “solution to the problems of Tamils” whether “13” or “13 plus” which is a hollow solution for Tamils.

Mahinda and company are facing daunting task to win the election due to the gathering strength of opposing parties and organizations.

Thanks to his family rules, and the dictatorial attitude with bribery, corruption, acts of revenge and degrading his Ministers and MPs as non- entities and dumb heads. He and his clans are frantically searching for any communal issue for their support. And it will not be surprising if they cling on to the cry of opposition parties and minorities conspiring to give in to the Tamil’s demands of separation. It is to be noted that TNA has already given a written undertaking to parliament upholding the unitary Govt. and renouncing separation not with- standing the 1976 TUF resolution in Vaddukoddai.

Past experiences of promises, undertakings, joint statements, pacts and agreements being consigned to garbage, while some torn, some gathering dust, some forgotten or discarded as quickly as possible.

Example: Banda – Chelva facts, Dudly- Chelva agreement, Indo-Lanka Accord, 13th Amendment, joint agreement with UN’s Ban-Ki-Moon, promises to Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, various  Foreign minister of India during the war and after the war beside seductive and deceptive promises to TNA, Sampanthan, Wigneshwaran and others including foreign dignitaries which are varied and many. They have been conveniently forgotten and buried. Regarding the opposition candidate Maithripala Srisena there is nothing to tell at present, except he is described as a good man. The danger lying behind this “Good Man” qualities is the inability on his part to take bold action on his own as he will be tied up with and bound by the other seasoned cunning politicians like Ranil, Chandrika along with the Buddhist extremist groups who are emerging forces to scuttle any moves of president or Govt. if they feel anti- Buddhist or anti Sinhala.

Ranil behaves gently and does things harshly behind the doors and the young budding leaders like Sajith Premathasa will not deviate from the path of other leaders.

Choice For TNA And Tamils 

The bitter haunting experiences of the past suffered by the Tamils and their political leaders leave us with only two options.

1. TNA to stay neutral by not supporting any candidate.

2. North and East Tamils be allowed to exercise their democratic rights to choose one of the candidates or none.

Following methods in the elections will reflect the mood of Tamil voters:

1. Complete boycott of the election.

2. Going to vote and casting for none of the candidates with any signs there by spoiling the ballot box and showing their  disapproval of any candidate.

The best course of action for TNA is to allow the Tamil voters to use their democretic rights on their own will, freedom and decision as per the dictates of their conscience. Tamils are politicaly matured enough to make decisions except a few who live on the crumbs falling from the Government tables. Others are fully conscious and well informed citizen who cannot be fooled or cajoled anymore with deceptive smiling faces and mouths dishing out dishonest pledges.

TNA therefore should consider requesting the Tamil voters to exercise their voiting rights freely by voting for any candidate who they feel will not take them down the hill or not to vote for anyone or simply show their disapproval  by abstaining from voting. Abstaining to vote is also an exercise of the democratic rights which allows FREEDOM of decision regarding voting. The options being normal voting or no vote or abtention. It is to be noted that UN and other bodies allow and recognise by abtenction by states during voting periods for any resolution or staying nutral.

If TNA chooses to support any candidate either directly or indirectly, it will be another unpardonable historical blunder as happened in the past when the militant leadership requested the Tamils to boycott the election instead of allowing them to exercise their democratic rights of voting to any one according to their conscience. The fall out of the miscalculation is now a sad history. It will be therefore prudent and wise for TNA to leave the voting option and decision to the beleagured Tamils. The Tamil voters surely remember the proverb “Once bitten twice shy”, and are wise enough now not to trust any pledges doled out by Mahinda or Maithiri in any part of the Island. This appears to be the prevailing opininon of majority Tamils worldwide.

However Tamil voters won’t regret if the intelligent Sinhala voters remove Mahinda and his family rule, to restore demorcracy, freedom of assembly and expression and independent judiciary, restore law and order while cleansing the country of bribery, corruption, nepotism and favouritism.

But for the Tamils the old proverb whether “Raman or Ravanan rules” applies always. They have to live up with a Sinhala – Buddhist rule like a “New wine in the old bottle”.

*Thambu Kanagasabai LL.M (London) – Former Lecturer in Law,University Of Colombo

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    Older Mahinda is turned to a despotic leader. Meaning nobody can keep hopes on him anymore. So only way out is to vote for Maithree. He has not shown the greedy charactor to abuse power. If he was that greedy he could have stayed being stick to UPFA since he is the next to become PM of the country.

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      Thambu Kanagasabai –

      RE: Old Mahinda Or New Maithri; Options For Tamils

      a) Can be Madum, Mootal like Sinhala Modayas

      or b) use their still functional brains and choose democracy over dictatorship.

      Medamulana MaRa is a liar..He Bought Tissa for money.. Not everybody is for sale

      Story of the modern Hitler…

      View this highly creative and widely viewed video clip that has been released to the internet!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IKHJG5ztL68

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        https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IKHJG5ztL68

        Amarasiri,

        That video was very very very funny – perhaps not for Mahinda lovers.

        I recommend as an absolute MUST SEE.

        Unfortunately for the Tamils, the subtitle of the ranting Mara just before he decides to commit suicide is in Sinhala.

        Tamils please watch it with the help of someone who can give a simultaneous translation in Tamil.

        Everyone please watch. I found it so uplifting in these forlorn times.

        Thank you Amarasiri.

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          Navin

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IKHJG5ztL68

          When I put it on Colombo Telegraph yesterday there were about 1,000 views on U-Tube. Today, 24 hrs later, there are 2,184 views, more than 1,100 in 24 hrs.

          This should be made to go vital, over 100,000 views.

          So, It was put on Twitter, Facebook as well.

          If there are 50,000 or more views before Jan 8, 2015 that will be great..

          Spread the word around..

          As for the Tamils, I suggest a Tamil and English sub-title version as well.

          This could be a great hit..

          #Rajapaksa #SriLanka #Kandy #Colombo #Lanka Story of the modern Hitler…creative and widely viewed video

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IKHJG5ztL68 … … …

  • 6
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    I think there are about another fourteen contenders if you ignore the two top contenders.

    The media is doing a very poor job in actually discussing what the candidates are standing for, questioning what their vision and informing the public.

    This way the voter will be able to make a educated choice and not based of candidate’s lies or hype.

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    The Tamils and TNA should support the Common Candidate.
    They have given ample chances to Mahinda Rajapakse.
    By supporting My3 they will have two bites of the cherry.
    Get rid of the Rajapakse thugs and then work with the My3 team, if all fails the Parliamentary elections they have another bite of the cherry

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      ‘The Tamils and TNA should support the Common Candidate.”
      Sorry I don’t see a good reason why Tamils, Muslims or even Christians do that. There is nothing to indicate the common candidate is looking beyond Sinhala Buddhist.

      “They have given ample chances to Mahinda Rajapakse.”
      This is true but I don’t see them having much of a choice.

      “By supporting My3 they will have two bites of the cherry.”
      They can take as many bites as they want but they will be biting the same cherry they have been biting for the last 9 years. Remember M3 was the Sec of SLFP and a strong minister in MR’s govt. End of the was when the worst crimes against civilians were committed MR was out of the country, M3 was the Acting Min. of Defense.

      One way or other there will be a general election after the PE.

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      You say “Tamil voters won’t regret if the intelligent Sinhala voters remove Mahinda and his family rule, “
      I say Intelligent Sinhala people will be pleased if you Tamils help them to remove MR family. It is true that MS won’t do much to help ethnic issues, three are so many signs of this already, but the coalition can put some breaks into this sharp decline in law & order and moral decline in the society. MS and the clan can bring it back to average decline we saw in the last 60 years… This is much better than what we have now and what it would become if MR family get 3rd chance…. There is better chance for you guys to live with dignity in North & East… Just vote to remove this foolish dictator…

  • 28
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    The Tamilians Good Headache.

    Neither party WILL advance their cause to live in peace. They will be under the jackboot of the Govt. Our Army will shadow box with the long dead enemy. Omanthai check point will continue, reminding the Tamils of an Army waiting to pounce. The absence of war, is no peace, then who cares.

    If Tamilians wish, vote for the lesser devil Sirisena. At least he wishes to bring in good governance, rule of law and freedom from oppression to all.

    The TNA has always asked for good governance, the rule of law etc. Long before the Sinhalese did. They voted against the 18th amendment to the constitution. while Sinhalese politicians now lament their choice of voting for the 18th.

    So Sirisena and the TNA wishes the same thing, for all.

    If neither attracts you, please go and vote. You can always spoil your vote.

    Pls do vote.

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      The Sinhalese politicians voted for the 18thAmendment because the TNA voted against it.

      Even the BASL by keeping mum and by not taking a decision to have an internal debate on the issue, only woke up to it’s senses when the CJ was going to be impeached.
      But it was too late by then.

      The flood gate has opened now.
      But the problem is that the Common Candidate seems to lacks the necessary charisma or the conviction in himself to sound convincing to the minorities, because he put his foot in his mouth when he burst out that he will safeguard the Pakse’s clan from any investigation initiated by the IC for committing war crimes.

      Nor has he that apart, spelled out in clear terms what plans or policies he intends to put in effect to. tackle even mundane issues like bringing down the cost of living ,corruption ,nepotism etc., etc. in an effort to convince not only the average Sinhalese voter let alone others.

      In such a scenario considering the fact that MR has all the state resources,finance, and media control compared to My3, the chances for the common candidate to win does not seem very promising to me just yet, however much it may be desirable if it was otherwise.

      It is for that reason that I feel the Tamils and Muslims should and must instead of spoiling their valuable votes, vote for a candidate other than the Incumbent or his opponent.

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    If Tamils want to show the middle finger to Mahinda Rajapakse, here is the opportunity.

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      Tamils are not that vengeful. If they vote for M3 it will not be to take revenge but because they see a better future.

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    “However Tamil voters won’t regret if the intelligent Sinhala voters remove Mahinda and his family rule”

    Thambu – what intelligent Sinhala voters? no chance then.

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    Lorenzo
    Cherry or poisoned chalice?

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    Thambu you are expressing here typival panagkotta mentality.Ravan anda Enna Ravannan Anda Enda (it does not matter if Rama Rules or Ravanna Rules) was wisom that was evolved in the times of kings where the populas had no direct say in his appointment.

    It is this pannankotta attitude that made Tamils super servile to the British wothout any politicsl or moral development.These super sucuessfull mutts suported Praba when he came along because he was one of them.He did not steal thier land or mess with his daughters but ruined thier future snd caused much death.

    The futute of Tamil polity is in the ability to opperate intelligently within the larger Sinhalese polity – instead of restarting the Pannankotta Polity.No thank you.The Tamil people are wiser now and so are the Sinhalese who have begun to respect the TNA and rely on them to help rescue them from thier very own dumb racist arrogant Prabakaran.

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    TNA has no legitimate over boycotting the elections. The tamils are entitled to vote for the common candidate and they’ll absolutely receive peace, equality, equity and democracy, However Maithri will never give them administrative powers for North and East.

    Currently the Common Candidate is very popular over ruling Party. So the best choice to vote for Maithri’s Govt which can restore the true means of democracy and the return the rights to parliament.

    My best advise is not to spoil this election as if MR wins the election it will cause lot of troubles to the economy and increasingly growing powers to one family this means all parties including SLFP, UNP, JVP and among of others will lose the power in parliament, Sri Lanka will surely go into dark days like in Egypt, Syria and Libya where these dictators stole major powers from public and the funds from public now they’re funding themselves to keep in Power. We shouldn’t allow this to happen to Sri Lanka which is dangerous for the country and the future generation.

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    Well, it will be pretty stupid if Tamils voted for Mahinda especially when he committed war crimes and committed genocide of 120,000 Tamils. The world is watching how Tamils are going to vote too.

    Rajapaske keeps committing genocide on Tamils too for crying out loud. Tamils cannot abstain either. If Tamils abstain their ass get whopped too. There is only one choice therefore.

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      This does not make any difference at least in the context of the PE. M3 has already promised that there will be no action taken against Raja family or soldiers in relation to the war.

      Voting for m3 is trading the development funds MR is putting towards N/E but what are they getting in return from M3: Nothing.

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        I was being sarcastic you fool. I don’t care what you do frankly.

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          ‘I was being sarcastic you fool’

          Vibushana.
          You do not have the bxxls to answer when you are challenged. It is better to be a fool rather than a coward like you!
          Ken

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          Do not expect Vibhushana to accept defeat- he is the pin paade ata pirikana monkey.
          Vibhushana is a free education scum off the pirivana living down under turned bounty hunter.

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    It will be suicidal for the Tamils to boycott the election, because tailgaters of the Govt. like E.P.D.P led by Devananda in the north, Renegades Karuna and Pillayan,with the assistance of the armed forces, and some corrupt officials will involve in mass impersonation., and in return be rewarded in cash by the corrupt regime. So the Tamils must vote,and vote for the opposition candidate,MAITHIRI. It cannot be disputted , that in the past ,Political leaders in the majority commununity have after coming to power, have not kept gone back on their valued promises. This time it is on record, tha MAITHIRI has said he will form a national Govt, and if keeps up to his promise , and if he is a true BUDDHIST he should keep up to it. The TNA should take a a calculate risk and gamble ,and since they have already stated that they are seeking a political solution within united SL. Not prevent the Tamil speaking people from exercising their Franchise.

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    The scale of the Rajapaksa misrule is such that all except the Rajapaksa family and cronies will be better off kicking them out. We therefore should look at this pragmatically and not ideologically. The constitutional and other reforms that the opposition will clearly bring about if elected will certainly benefit all communities. Therefore it does not stand to reason for the Tamils not to vote or spoil their vote. Every unused or spoilt vote will in effect be a vote for Rajapaksa. If Rajapaksa is re-elected, he will certainly intensify his present policy of colonizing the north and the east by the Sinhalese, and refusing any degree of meaningful devolution. Any steps taken by the TNA or other Tamil parties or individuals that would contribute to a Rajapaksa victory will result in a repetition of the tragic mistake the LTTE did last time when they elected the warmonger Rajapaksa rather than the champion of peaceful resolution, Ranil Wickremesinghe.

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    For all our minorities, including the Tamils, the choice is of one Sinhala-Buddhist leader, or another similar. Sinhala-Buddhist leaders have only one obligation; to keep the Sinhala-Buddhist voter happy. To them the minorities are expendable fodder.

    Sinhala politicians are like underwear. We need them, and we also need to change them regularly. With this in mind the minorities should in this instance opt for the new lankat over the (clearly) smelly old one. If the minority voted en masse for the reformed rogue Sirisena, what have they got to loose? At least they have new underwear, they have got rid of the bad smell, and who knows, the new man might have an epiphany that might bring some relief to the downtrodden minorities. I say, Go minorities!

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      talking of underwear. The largest slick underwear manufacturer and 3 others have opened factories in the north but the folk have refused to work there as blue collar but prefer to find white collar and await for remittance.
      I have never found JT’s as servants but they preferred to work in the fields and later move the ladder- it’s part of their culture.

      They can think. All men Lie!
      We all have that gut feeling on whom to vote rather than being bombarded by lies from politicians and later be disenchanted.

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        Nothing wrong with a man or woman wanting to better themselves. I say good luck to anyone, including our smart JT brethren, in their efforts to climb up the ladder. We owe a duty to our species to make the effort.

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          It has nothing to d owith not letting them move forward. But the US AID that created the infrastructure for these developments was based on US Defence primarily.
          It’s the wrong development for the folk who lived there. To top it Vietnam is the Buzz place for garments no duty and 20+ on all US exports. This is being done because Japan wants to pull out of China and avoid problems.

          So the exodus of southerner to north is inevitable. They should mix as its good for all but not be forced enmass.

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    Thambu, despite your apparent book-learning not only are you waffling, your piece is riddled with self-contradictions.

    Remember what happened when the Tamils were not allowed to vote in 1995?

    Good, bad or ugly every eligible citizen MUST exercise ones vote.

    How the players work round the victor post-elections is the real political challenge.

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    When tamils go to Canada or India do they demand a tamil Prime Minister ! That will be a big racket of a country !

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      Harry, the answer to your question is that the Tamils DO NOT demand a Tamil PM or President in other countries because they know that elections in those countries are NOT decided on caste or creed. Hell will freeze over before we get anything other than a Sinhala-Buddhist President in this blessed country. It is a sad but true premise that in the Sri Lanka that is supposedly today the Miracle of Asia, meritocracy is non-existent concept. Therein lies our seed of our misfortunes.

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        Spring that needs a bit of sweetening:

        I see Life is largely a matter of expectation.

        Here is how it is in the west at present. (Bush could not be king though he tried and neither can Gates be- it’s a fact and it would stay because if royalty changes then a slice of culture falls with it. in fact the royalty is supported more by its former colonies than the mediocre (once they see Buckingham palace even the postman would like to sit there as ruler- that’s nature) movies and pin up folk is illusion not real life.

        In the west

        From uduran kanna pakshya to udin gaha pakshya (left to right wing) Folk end up disillusioned. Its rare to find a 50% turn out at elections unless it is as big as what you are facing.Folk vote for the party very rarely for candidate.

        The consoling fact is any decision could be challenged in a court of justice. Alas after 9/11 most of the liberties have been curtailed by false alarm and misuse of immigration laws.

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    It’s funny how my3 promised to appoint commission to look into corruption and all that but denied any investigation or cooperation with UN with regards to war crimes. Selective justice eh? If Sinhalese are not willing to come out of their comfort zone for the future of the nation and call spade a spade then please don’t expect Tamils to support my3 because for Tamils asking to support a coalition with JHU is waaay out of their comfort zone .

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    I think the author is wrong in his advice to Tamils. It may be true that Tamils may not get sustantial solution to their problems. However a MORE democratic goverment is less harmful to Tamils and other minorities than a LESS democratic government. It is obvious that the opposition WILL be MORE democratic.

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    Mr.Thambu,
    You have enlightened all the Srilankans and Sinhalese and the Tamil diasporas with your excellent factual analysis. I am sure majority of the right thinking fairminded pre 1972 Ceylonese and post 1972 Srilankans will agree with the analysis.

    Of course political scientists, ex- diplomats and journalists , lawyers, like Dr Dayan, Tamara Gunanayagam, HLD Mahinda and Gomin Dayasri may not fully agree with you and write a counter analysis to put the blame on the minorities and their leaders.

    Only point I diagree is one of your sugestions that voters can abstain from voting. Either every one vote to their candidate of choice or should SPOIL THEIR votes. This will reduce the chances of vote rigging. Independent monitors should ask for the total eligible voters( including postal voters ) in NE and other provinces before voting and total votes cast with breakdowns like number of votes each candidate got including postal votes AND SPOIL VOTES.
    In some Asian Countries not voting without valid reason is an offence.
    My sincere appreciations to Lorenzo and Visa ajith for their excellent comments.

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    Every Tamil eligible, should vote at the presidential elections, with the interest of the country foremost in their minds. They should consider issues such as the quality of governance, corruption, nepotism, rule of law and the cost of living as factors undermining the whole country, on this occasion. These are the factors that are affecting every citizen of this country, whether they be Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and others.

    We have to vote in the HOPE that things on many fronts will improve after the elections. If they do not, we will be not at fault, but those who have betrayed our hopes. Unless we have hope, we cannot survive as humans.

    The TNA is playing it right this time.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Dr. Rajasingham
      ” They should consider issues such as the quality of governance, corruption, nepotism, rule of law and the cost of living as factors undermining the whole country, on this occasion.”

      With respect, weren’t all this promised by almost every politician before elections including MR, what makes you think a person who was part of this corrupted system for 9 years and enjoyed all the perks will now deliver.

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        Hope and the abiding faith that given the need and the opportunity, persons can change. I am aware history , where great sinners became saints.

        Dr. RN

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        at this crucial if you don’t cast a vote you would be classed as non entity in democratic society of the world-

        G Rice: “For when the One Great Scorer comes
        To mark against your name,
        He writes – not that you won or lost –
        But how you played the Game.”

        How you vote is your privacy. Yes in some countries where green peace operates folk write ” no confidence” across the ballot paper and these get counted.

        Don’t forget yourself and the place where where the vote is being casted.

        G Rice again on Passa :

        “Money to the left of them and money to the right
        Money everywhere they turn from morning to the night
        Only two things count at all from mountain to the sea
        Part of it’s percentage, and the rest is guarantee”¹

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      My dear Rajasingham Narendran you keep suggesting that Tamils should put on their ODI cricket shirt and be patriotic about Sri Lanka during the presidential election.

      There is no point in only one side playing the gentlemen”s game.

      Never of the candidates have put the Tamil issue on their manifesto, they know that wil be a vote loser. And neither of the candidates have openly sought TNA to support the as they know that will be a vote loser.
      As Mr.Ethirveerasingham has said on another blog here unless some one put the genie back in the bottle this country is doomed. Unfortunately BBS , JHU, Sinhala Ravaya etc are there to feed and look after the genie not to tame it and bottle it back. So the country is definitely doomed!

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        Rajash

        You have a point or two.

        Genie is not going to go back into the bottle unless a secular leader who is willing to face the genie head on and grasp the nettle it will go on forever under the present undemocratic state structure.

        Those who feed the genie should be made aware of the fact that they could only feed so much given its insatiable hunger for more.

        The race between two candidates is about who can best manage the status quo without breaking the state’s majoritarian structure which need deception in bus loads of stupid people and the campaign needs to have control over what said and unsaid.

        In this race both candidates and parties have not owned up to their flawed contribution to the making of the present state of affairs and whats more they want the stupid people to agree to a cosmetic change rather than addressing the fundamental problems.

        People should demand an alternative democratic structure.

        People have the choice of not voting for both candidates. As a religious duty they must go to the polling booth collect their ballot paper and spoil it “en masse”.

        Power to the people.

        Not more power to powerful.

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          Native
          Fully agree with you

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          Native Vedda,

          climb down from your theorotical tree.You have climbed too high for your own good and lost sight of grownd – where the ground dogs are waiting to savour your native bum.You need a dog down there that wont bite your native bum. And that is clearly Your3 dog.

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            Kirri Yakka

            I hear your bark below my bum but I won’t be able bear your bite. Please go away.

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    Old Mhinda wine in new bottle , new my3 wine in old bottle.
    Nothing changes for the Tamils

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      rajash,
      What changes do you want for Tamils?

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        put that new found nappy nappy on your head then make your request please moron!

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        Tamils want to bottle their own win from their own vineyard

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      Rajash

      “Nothing changes for the Tamils”

      Yes and know.

      Nothing changes for ordinary people of this country.

      More Power to the people. Not more power to powerful.

      Irrespective of who you are if you have the right connections everything is hunky dory.

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    For the love of my ass I cannot imagine why the Tamils have been created so stupid.

    They are just 10 percent of the population. They want to enjoy more power than the others combined. They want to imagine they can defeat the 90 percent militarily.

    Just look at the comments of those genuine Tamils (the stupid ones). They want to support the monster that annihilated thousands of them in days.

    These guys (the Tamils) are so stupid they cannot think that the best way is to find accommodation with the Sinhalas, to live in dignity and with respect.

    Mathri is an opportunity for them, but they are so stupid in their mind, that their brain cannot grasp it.

    Sorry shakotharkale, somebody has to speak the truth. You are as a race stupid stupid and more stupid.

    If you persist with your stupidity, you will be only begging for a thousand more massacres to follow in the decades to come.

    Paavam.

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      Navin what is expressed hete is the Pankkotta view and not the Tamil view.Not every Tamil is a pannankotta and not every Sinhalaya is a modaya – unless you disagree

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      At this time there were nine thumbs down for this comment. I am sure they were from Tamils. It confirms my opinion that the Tamils of Sri Lanka are no relation to the great empire builders of the Chola, Chera and Pandya. There is no trace of the instinct or intellect of those great people in the genes of the Sri Lanka Tamils.

      The need for revenge seems to be paramount for the Tamils here. I can see from the comments that the vocal diaspora and like minded locals are rooting for Rajapaksa to win the election: to fuck up so bad that there will invasion from India or the UN or whatever. They are blind to the fact that if they co-operate with Maithri to dump the Ruling Bandit in the garbage, they have a fair chance to start a process of reconciliation, and restoration of their dignity.

      My advise: don’t hold your breath until the foreign invasion comes!

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    Yes TNA should not take any sides. The Tamil people are intelligent enough to know what is good for them and vote accordingly.

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    It is very interesting to note that none of the major candidates volunteered to talk with TNA. Why? The answer is simple, Both candidates are afraid to tell the truth to the Sinhala people. They assume that Sinhalese are against to Tamils and Sinhalese never consider to equal rights. We can conclude that Sinhalese are racists and candidates are afraid to tell the truth.

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      Equal rights, and homeland are needed only for oversesliving Tamils who are living like coolies.

      Tamils living in the north are looking for ways to come to colombo and live among Sinhala people.

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        You are right Jim. Overseas living Sinhalese like Gota and Basil are coolies. Today allmost every peace loving citizen living under Mahinda are like coolies. Thats is the reason Mahinda gave a Coffee to serve Tissa Athanayake as a Coolie. Do you know what the coolies do in Sri Lanka, just do murders, robbery, abduction etc. you may be one of the Coolie.

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          The correct wording may be social scum are with Rajapakshes rather than the real peace lovers. That is for sure right.
          Having listend to this weeks “Balaya” on HiruTV, I wondered why Jonsten Fernando (back licker of Rajaapkshes for any price) is not learnt to behave civlised in such programs. If I were the owner of the sender, I would not have allowed such figures to use the institution. He was allergic to hear any word being passed against Mahinda Rajapakshe. So ist Duminda Silva these days. They are scared of being defeated and the consequences they will have to face after 9th of Jan. This particular Jonsten is not worth even to appoint as a street cleaner in the Maradana City areas when looking at the his behaivour in TV programs. They have no arugments but just make every effort to show that they are thugs. Just because Rajapakshe have appointed them for such fortfolios, they feel they are the ones. Entire world is laughing at srilanken ministers today – since they have just been treated as nothing to this day. But this spineless uneducated scum cant feel anything since the perks being offered to them are everything for them.

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    The only choice minorities can take is Maithri presidency. Ousting MR is a must and will be definitely good for the country and people. Maithri is not the best but it will not be worst like MR. Changes can be demanded from the Maithri group after making him the President. He will not be acting alone and there are other king makers behind him. They are not that bad as Mahinda, so all voters can do the needful at this juncture. Enough is enough of Mahinda and his gang of thieves. Let us have a change now, the Tamils and Muslims must get together and vote for My3. We all can have a decent fight with My3, later.

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      “”We all can have a decent fight with My3, later.”

      Bakkamuno (imitators), you slavish herd!

      I wish I knew??

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        Javi the uneducated

        You will never know.

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    There is an old saying that ‘known devil is better than the unknown
    devil’. TNA should analyse the whole situation very carefully. Both
    parties cannot sign MOU with TNA due to their own follies as they,in
    their vote catching propaganda meetings and media briefings brainwashed
    the Sinhala people and media saying that Tamils, about a million plus votes in all, are aliens and not to be trusted. Now, they cannot go back to TNA officially as people will call the approach a ‘shame’ but they, indirectly send feelers to all the Tamil voters as these votes will decide who the winner would be, as per the election analysts and if the winner is MR, the ruling party will certainly have to solve the burning issue of the Tamils after the election, as India, signed a pact with SL Govt to implement 13A and India still did not have an official talk with the SL Govt yet on the Tamil issue and Mr. is answerable. At the broad discussions, most problems, Tamils facing will get solved automatically as 13A Plus contains solutions for these problems. Initial talks have already begun between India & SL and MR agreed to honor the pact and assured 13A, full compliance.

    There are some advantageous and disadvantages for and against Tamils.
    As long as Comrades Tissa Vitharana & Vasudeva and some moderates are in the MR Govt, the Tamil language and the Hindu religion will be protected as even MR himself is a Hindu devotee and he particularly wants both languages given the same status, which is what the Tamils want, most and the disadvantages are malfunctioning of NPC, occupation of N/E by armed forces in excess of requirement, land grabs and lawlessness in N/E and these again come under 13A and Modi/Rajapakse talks can solve these problems when they meet officially on this matter
    without cabinet approval . Mr.Modi is a man of words and he will find
    a solution as India is now closer to SL and solution depends on how early the talks will commence.
    Sinhala majority wants the Tamils vote for opposition to safeguard themselves from intimidation,nepotism, corruption, judiciary,high cost of living and what not, which are nothing new to the Tamils but none of them spoke for the rights of the Tamils and their decades long struggle to live as rightful citizens.
    Mr. Sirisena never moved with the Tamil community,nor with the Muslims
    and never understood their culture nor interacted with them unlike MR, who has good relationship with TNA & Mr. Sampanthan particularly. MS is more hard core than MR on religion and language. The other danger
    is that he wants to appoint ex General Fonseka as the next Defence Secy. This is the man who brought in large no. of armed forces, much above the capacity required to the North during the war and extended the security zones ten fold, defying the request of the then President to reduce the size of security zones so that the schools, farming and fishing can function normally but entire North was made a battle field and the results are well known. Did TNA get the assurance that Gen. Fonseka will reverse what he did. Only advantage the Tamils have is the presence of Ranil & UNP Moderates in the opposition coalition and they may play a mediatory role on behalf of the Tamils, being power brokers Thuggery and intimidation may stop but not nepotism &corruption
    which is standard in all SL govts.

    So, over to Mr Sampanthan and TNA to decide firmly, irrespective of threats, as to whom the Tamils en block should vote and they will vote as instructed. Pls start working, preferably with the Muslims of the East as a coalition partner and put up a good show at the parliamentary
    elections in N/E so that you can talk on a position of strength.

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    Any devil is better than the MR evil. Abstaining from voting will only make the old devil win the election again. That was an unexpected, backfired blunder made by LTTE last time and minorities are still paying for that mistake, very heavily. Tamils learned a bitter lesson and should not make the same mistake again. MaRa and his gang will completely finish off the rest of the minorities, if they win again, esp Tamils for sure, in the name of their newly found corrupt and pure racist religion called Sinhala-Buddhism. Tamils have no better choice than voting for the common candidate,some what a better devil, whether they like it or not but not abstaining from casting their vote and making MR and the goons win, to ruin everything. Just get this old devil out and bring the other new devil and see how things go :) All these guys are devils as far as Tamils and minorities are concerned.

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      Bruz- Only given some suggestions to TNA as they should see that Tamils
      do not face a ‘frying pan to the fire’ situation.Most important matters
      the Tamils are concerned & affected right now are

      1. Tamil language, religion and culture to be preserved
      2. Heavy army occupation in N/E, hindering daily activities there
      3. Land grabs by army and govt,with or w/o the knowledge of each other
      4. Malfunctioning of NPC due Govt interference & lawlessness purposely
      created by militia men of some backers(parties) of the govt
      5. Devolution of power to the N/E provinces as per 13A.

      All these five urgent and important issues contained in the 13A plus
      and why not give a chance to Rajapakse/Modi talks on the issue as it
      is agreed that the talks will proceed. TNA surely can find out from the Indian Ambassador whether Mr.Modi is serious about the talks & settlement or not. Pls note Tamils are also taking the same risk with the opposition candidate as well. Tamils should not accept a demeaning position where both candidate take the upper hand to demand Tamil votes
      without consulting TNA which has the largest,almost 100%,vote bank in Tamil areas of N/E . Tamils should not split on this issue but follow
      what TNA says as this time they will not blunder like last time as they got mouthful from the Tamils on the choice of presidential candidate in the last EP election. Disunity among the Tamils is the cause of all these problems and past experiences will give the Tamils
      strength to face any eventualities.

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    Mr.Thambu Kanagasabai

    I endorse everything that you have written.

    If the intelligent Sinhala voters remove Mahinda and his family rule, to restore demorcracy, freedom of assembly and expression and independent judiciary, restore law and order while cleansing the country of bribery, corruption, nepotism and favouritism.

    *** But I have reservations about the above as Intelligence amongst the Sinhala masses is non existent ( I mean Kallimann) and they are driven by hatred. So I don’t hold out much hope. But if by a miracle MR loses Mr.Srisena as you say is not a cuddly toy.
    Every Sinhala Leader since independence has played the Race Card to win elections and who ever is elected cannot do anything which is not the Manifesto. Either way we are cooked.

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