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Parliamentary Election: The Real Stakes

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

How should I say it? ‘The proverbial cat is out the bag’ or ‘the cat is out of the proverbial bag’ or ‘the proverbial cat is out of the proverbial bag’? Whichever it is, the cat is well and truly out. “Sri Lanka must have a new Constitution-Expert” says the headline in The Hindu of the news story filed by T. Ramakrishnan.

The opening paragraph reads as follows: “Jayampathy Wickramaratne, the leader of a three-member team that prepared the 19th Constitutional Amendment in Sri Lanka, called for a new Constitution which will include a fresh Bill of Rights and address the issues of devolution of powers to provincial councils and power sharing at the Centre.”

So, despite the long painful negotiations to push the 19th amendment through by near-unanimity, the plan is to waste time on a new constitution. To what end? For one, a fresh Bill of Rights– but why would that need a new constitution? It could have been included in the voluminous 19th amendment. What could be included in a fresh Bill of Rights that requires a new Constitution instead of simply an amendment in the form of a fresh Bill of Rights? Could it perhaps be the so-called right of Internal Self-Determination which Anton Balasingham advocated during the dark days of Thimpu and the CFA?

Much more important and far more explicit is the second reason adduced by Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne for the promulgation of a new Constitution: to “address the issues devolution of powers to provincial councils and power sharing at the Centre”.

The report goes on to say: “Pointing out that the 19th Amendment did not cover the issues of devolution and power sharing, the expert told The Hindu on Monday that “ideally speaking, we should have a brand new Constitution. We cannot go on with this Constitution. It has been amended so many times.”

True the 19th amendment “did not cover the issues of devolution and power sharing” but the existing 13th amendment does. If the new government is dissatisfied with this why did it not introduce improvements to the devolution scheme in the 19th amendment itself? Furthermore, what is the cut-off point for amendments and why does Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne think that 19 amendments in almost four decades are too many for a Constitution?

What are the issues of devolution of power to provincial councils that require something other than the 13th amendment? What are the devolutionary measures envisaged that require something more than amendments to the 13th amendment of a sort which would need only a two thirds majority? What is the quantum of devolution that would require a whole new constitution?

The 13th amendment is perfectly capable of being streamlined and if need be, stretched, through further amendment. This was envisaged by President Jayewardene and Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s team and was referred to as “residual issues”. President Jayewardene did not at any time envisage going beyond the 13th amendment as such, and even the 13th amendment was permissible because of the plenitude of Presidential powers which acted as a safeguard. Any improvements could be made by renegotiating the concurrent list and trading off the powers contained therein.

The resultant would be definable as 13Plus or ‘building on the 13th amendment’ –and would require only a two thirds majority in parliament. However, it is only a move that is qualitatively “beyond the 13th amendment” that would need a brand new constitution.

What the UNP-CBK crew has in mind is perfectly illustrated by Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne: “Arguing for stronger Provincial Councils and power sharing at the Centre, Dr. Wickramaratne said Provinces and various communities should share power at the Centre…”

Why should there be stronger Provincial Councils than the 13th amendment permits and how much stronger should they be? Why should stronger provincial councils be supplemented by ‘various communities’ sharing power at the center? How would this differ from the current situation in which any ethnic or regional party may share power at the center by joining a coalition government? What kind of share of power and indeed what kind of power should the “various communities” have at the center, which goes beyond the standard measure of being a coalition partner?

So the UNP-CBK project is of Provincial Councils which are stronger than permitted by even an amended 13th amendment, combined with greater power at the center, going beyond participation in cabinet, for “various communities”.

Jayampathy Wickramaratne spills the beans about his main objection to the 13th amendment: “It permits the Centre to take back powers. Every comma and full stop in the 13th Amendment has been used by those who are against devolution to take back powers.”

So the plan is to have instead of even an improved, streamlined 13th amendment, a new Constitutional arrangement in which the center cannot take back powers, whatever the dangers and circumstances; whatever the behavior of the Councils. This would be federalism of a very loose sort indeed.

This ties in perfectly with President Kumaratunga’s open advocacy of a “federal constitution” in her SJV Chelvanayakam memorial lecture on April 25th this year. It also ties in with Prime Minister Modi’s suggestion that Sri Lanka go beyond the 13th amendment, and his signaling of federalism.

Above all it fits in with the prescription publicly communicated last year by the new US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Athul Keshap. In a superb piece of reportage, former US embassy employee Daya Gamage excerpts the US official and diplomat’s articulation of US policy on Sri Lanka:

‘When Mr. Atul Keshap, not once but several occasions in the same interview with a Sri Lankan newspaper – Daily Mirror –spoke about establishing a federal structure in Sri Lanka, he was obviously pronouncing a policy plank of the United States Government already determined at some high level. At this June 20, 2014 interview Mr. Keshap told what the United States believed in saying: “the U.S. believes in a very bright future for this country …A country that has created a meaningful formula for devolution of power and federalism, to ensure coherence among the various regions … It’s been five years since the war ended and I haven’t seen any meaningful discussion or movement along the lines of a meaningful negotiation of the very tricky political issues related to federalism…we care about meaningful devolution of powers to ensure that a true federal compact can be forged to really cement the peace and put the country on a good track”. ’ (‘Atul Keshap: New US Envoy to Sri Lanka for ‘Federal Structure’, May 1, 2015, Daya Gamage, Asian Tribune)

So, it was not only because of his perceived tilt to US rival China that Mahinda Rajapaksa had to go. It was because “five years since the war ended” the US and India “haven’t seen any meaningful discussion or movement along the lines of a meaningful negotiation of the very tricky political issues related to federalism”.

Mahinda Rajapaksa had to be electorally de-stabilized not only because he wouldn’t dump the Chinese and Russians and reduce his country to a pawn of the US pivot to Asia but also because he wouldn’t convert to the Gospel of Federalism as preached by the US political evangelists.

The dismantling of Sinhala power and the ushering in a federal system has been outsourced to the UNP and Chandrika Kumaratunga. “End Sinhala Monopoly, Says Kumaratunga” is the caption of the report on CBK’s Chelvanayakam lecture by veteran correspondent P K Balachandran. He sums up Chandrika Chinthana as follows:

“Former Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga said here on Saturday, that the dismantling of Sinhala majoritarian politics, government structures and laws, is essential for the establishment of durable peace in the island nation. In her SJV Chelvanayakam oration on “Winning the war is not establishing peace” held under the auspices of the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi, Kumaratunga said the root cause of the unending ethnic conflict in Lanka is the monopolization of the political, economic and social resources of the country by the majority Sinhala community to the exclusion of the minority communities.” (The New Indian Express 26th April 2015)

Federalism in the North and East of this small island adjacent to Tamil Nadu will enable a base for Tamil Nadu expansionism, global pan–Tamilism and the Tamil Diaspora. It will be a dual use base, the trade-off being that it will also serve as a beachhead for US and India on our soil. It will be the embryo of a Tamil Kosovo, a Tamil Kurdistan or Tamil Israel.

In a relatively small island with no defense in depth, a de facto federal unit in the North and East will leave us in the same situation as the boy Prince Gemunu, scrunched up in bed with no strategic space–a Tamil Kingdom, an extension of Tamil Nadu, in the North, and the Indian Ocean at his back.

Ranil-Mangala-CBK are planning to cross the ‘red line’ of federalism, egged on by the TNA, the Tamil Diaspora, the US, UK and India. We, the people, must not permit them to do so. It is geopolitical existentialism, if I may call it that, which makes me insist with all the urgency at my command, that we must reject the Ranil-Mangala-CBK federalist project at the upcoming elections, building the broadest possible anti-federalist, anti-secessionist, anti-external hegemonist People’s National United Front so as to win this historic battle. It is the politico-electoral equivalent and corollary of the war we finally won in 2009. It is the victory we need, so as not to lose in the political and constitutional realm, that which our soldiers won on the battlefield. We cannot and must not let down those who gave their lives.

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    So, Dayan the[Edited out] of the Sinhala Only Zionism Project needs to take the mass murder into the future. He wants his Buffalo King Mahinda to take over the leadership back again and make this land to flow red again.

    OK…at what cost???? Well, Buffalo King should be given a free reign to run amok with the money of the state plundering and enjoying a bloody pakaa life. And these hangers on could chaff off the crumbs and grow with him for the eternity.

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      Dayan is ratcheting up the Sinhala Buddhist supremacy and hegemony over the island to keep Tamils and Muslims oppressed for eternity.

      Dayan’s maligned ideas will be music to the Sinhala racists waiting in the wings of the arch racist cum authoritarian Mahinda, and they will together whip up a frenzy in the masses of the Sinhala voters in the forthcoming election.

      The result will be obvious to anybody who is familiar with Sri Lankan Sinhala majoritarian and politics and the response of the gullible masses.

      God save the island and its Tamils and Muslims from the murderous Sinhala mobs they may let loose as the ruthless Sinhala politicians have done time and again in the past pogroms against the minorities.

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        Thiru!

        Dayan accepts by his idiotic augment that in reality the motivation of the Tamil youths taking up arms to fight for a separate state for Tamil homeland was the right way.

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          Thanks CT for exposing this fellow by publishing his third grade articles. The more and more this Dayan Modatilleka writes, the more he gets exposed as a dirty racist.

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            SIva,

            The racism in Sri Lanka has a very strange pattern….

            OLCOTT – Former Christian became a Buddhist – Introduced Racist & Evil Theosophy / Racism
            BLAVATSKY – Former Christian became a Buddhist – Introduced Racist & Evil Theosophy /Racism
            ANAGARIKA DHARMAPALA – Former Christian became a Buddhist – Father of Racism
            SWRD – Former Christian became a Buddhist – IMPLEMENTED SINHALA ONLY /Racism
            J.R. – Former Christian became a Buddhist – INTRODUCED SINHALA ONLY /Racism
            Dayan Jayatilake – Former Christian became a Buddhist – PROMOTING SINHALA ONLY /Racism
            JACKSON ANTHONY – Former Christian became a Buddhist – PROMOTING SINHALA ONLY /Racism
            There are others which must be added in the list….

            THEOSPHY’s Logo has a Star of David in it with a serpent…..SATAN.

            As the first attempt and the to coincide with the destruction of the OTTOMAN EMPIRE Jews incited ANAGARIKA to launch Islamophobia and then the result of it the 1915 Riots.

            Then…
            They all had the backing of the JEWS/ZIONISTS.
            JR Opened the Israeli interest section.
            Mahinda had dealings with the Zionists –
            as a mark of respect to Zionists Mahinda started Islamophobia.
            Gangodawila Soma is a Zionist agent started the Islamophobia campaign.
            He was in Australia- another ZIONIST country.
            JHU/BBS went to Israel on so many occasions – They get VISAs over the counter….
            Gnanasara – went to Israel…..

            History:
            MASTER RACE concept was introduced by the H.P.Blavatsky, Olcott, Leadbeater, Annie Besant team.

            What were they before..? They were from Chistian or Catholic background.

            They became Satanists but were FREEMASONS.

            Who are the leaders or the Grand Masters of FREMASON??? Its the BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY.

            Prince Philip, Prince Charles are hardcore FREEMASONS.

            WHo were rulig CEYLON then???/ The British.

            What do they want from the world then and now? World Domination.

            Did they introduce FREEMSONIC LODGES in CEYLON? YES, YES, YES… Go to Slave Island/ Behind Taj Samudra/ Next to Automobile Association/ Next to former Holiday Inn/ Next to Anglican Church YOU WILL FIND SPHINX LODGE
            http://www.sphinxlodge.org/other.htm

            THE SATANIC ENTITY has already been established long time ago.

            Its the only that responsible for all the bloodshed the country experienced afterwards. Because, most of the early SINHALA ONLY leaders were all FREEMASONS.
            JRJ was a member. In its past MASTERS list you will find all the buggers (Knowingly) the disciples of the SATAN. It has white buggers, Sinhalas, Tamils, Muslims……

            SO THE BLOOD HAS TO FLOW IN THE STREETS OF SRI LANKA AS THE DEVIL HAS A LODGE AND HE NEEDS HUMAN SACRIFICE….SO THE WAR…. endless WARS and the leaders are favoured those who has the credentials of thuggery and fearlessness to commit mass murders. MAHINDA is a great choice of the devil.

            Fortunately, Maithree is a game change….we have to see whats in store for the future…..

            1. THE AGE OF EVIL – Theosophy
            https://youtu.be/o1WJEOJ87H8

            2. THE SECRET BEHIND COMMUNISM
            https://youtu.be/WrieUdYe_e8

            SINHALA ONLY is a Jewish Plan all along………..

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    Is this the same as Mahinda promising to go beyond the 13th?

    “President Mahinda Rajapaksa will enforce provisions of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution and “go beyond it,” India’s Opposition Leader Sushma Swaraj said yesterday.

    She told a packed news conference the re-assurance was given when the Indian parliamentary delegation met the President at “Temple Trees” earlier yesterday. “

    http://www.sundaytimes.lk/120422/News/nws_01.html

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    Dayan Jayatilleka

    RE: Parliamentary Election: The Real Stakes

    “How should I say it? ‘The proverbial cat is out the bag’ or ‘the cat is out of the proverbial bag’ or ‘the proverbial cat is out of the proverbial bag’? “

    The Liars, The Crooks, The Robbers and the Criminals are Exposed.

    Medamulana Mahinda RAja[aksa Family dictatorship is history.

    Days for his stubs like you are numbered.

    Anybody who voted for Mr. Maithripala sirisena will never again Vote for Mahinda Rajapaksa.

    Rhet Know the Mara, aka MaRa.

    Only those who get the blessing of SLFP will have some chance. Otherwise they will be history.

    DJ, do you want to try fishing in the Indian Ocean?
    [Edited out]

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      Dayan Jayatilleka

      RE: Parliamentary Election: The Real Stakes

      So, you want the Liars, Crooks, Robbers and Criminals of the family Back>
      Here is Something from Published on Apr 21, 2014.

      [Edited out]

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    The so called political analyst , DJ, who specialises in “cut and paste” has again come up with another essay with the heading of same has no relevance to the contents in the essay which itself has no start or end.

    As referred by many readers of the CT before he is jobless and therefore desperstely trying to jump somewhere resulting in frequent essays in the CT which has no essence. The only one thing which is clear is his anti Ranil/Chandrika/Mangala role and creating a racial divide with his imaginery illustrstions, explanations of a so called Tamil kingdom being brewed by Chandrika/Ranil/Mangala trio. He pretends to know everything but in real fact he knows nothing. Only two days ago, it was referred that TNA chief, Sampanthan, at his meeting with John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, wants to see a united Srilanka and they want to be a party in it. So,4 why DJ wants to continously cough out hatred, suspicion and uncertainity amongst the communities. Of course, this is what his leader, MR wants to propagate which DJ wants support for his existence.

    It is now very clear that he is bankrupt for new good ideas , thinking and building goodwill. Here is a person, who has conveniently dropped part of his ancestoral name, a Roman Catholic by birth but now keeps saying he is not a practising Catholic – all just to project himself as a ultra Sinhala Buddhist to keep his livelihood going on a communal tone. He does not realise that these cheap tactics want sell for even a penny as you see from the diverse readers critical comments in the CT.

    Our present President, Maithreepala Sirisena, a decent Sinhala Buddhist leader, his election for this highest position in our country is a blessing for this country at a crucial time. He is a statesman with a good long term vision for this country and its people. He has commenced undoing the damages done by the previous regime to our international relationships, racial and religious amity between all communities of this country. He is being ably supported and assisted by the trio, Ranil, Chandrika, Mangala in this direction. DJ together with his other cohorts can shout from the roof top but these will not bring any results. Unfortunately, it is a shame for other Ph.D holders when one of their colleagues is degrading it.

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    How should I say. That’s about all what I read in your article.

    You can say the following.

    1. YOUR MASTER WAS THE TSUNAMI FUND SWINDLER.
    2. HE WAS THE PROTECTOR OF WHITE VAN CULTURE OF HIS BRO.
    3. HE WAS THE PRESIDENT WHEN OUR GENERAL WHO SACRIFICED HIS LIFE FOR THE COUNTRY WAS BRUTALLY ARRESTED, LIKE A STREET DOG AND INCARCERATED.
    4. YOUR MASTER WAS THE PRESIDENT WHEN LASANTHA WICKRAMATUNGHE AND BHARATHA LAKSHMAN WAS GUNNED DOWN IN BROAD DAY LIGHT AND NO ONE IS CHARGED TILL TODAY.
    5. HE WAS THE PRESIDENT WHEN PROTESTERS DEMANDING PURE DRINKING WATER WERE MERCILESSLY KILLED BY GUN FIRE.
    6. HE WAS THE PRESIDENT WHEN BALU SENAS WERE RUNNING RIOT ON INNOCENT HELPLESS MINORITIES, CULMINATING ON MURDER AND MAYHEM IN A & B.
    7. YOUR MASTER WAS THE PRESIDENT WHO PROTECTED AND PROMOTED ALL THE ROGUES WHO WERE PLUNDERING THE STATE COFFERS. INCLUDING YOUR MASTER.
    8. YOUR MASTER WAS THE PRESIDENT WHEN LAW OF THE JUNGLE WAS RULING OUR COUNTRY.
    9. LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST, YOUR MASTER WAS THE PRESIDENT WHEN BASIC NECESSITIES WENT SKY HIGH IN PRICES, DUE TO TAXES TO SUPPORT THE EXORBITANT LIFE STYLES OF YOUR RAJATHUMA FAMILY AND HIS HENCHMEN.

    ALL ABOVE ATROCITIES CANNOT BE FORGIVEN JUST BECAUSE HE HAPPENED TO BE THE PRESIDENT, WHEN LTTE WAS DEFEATED BY OUR VALIANT GENERAL SARATH FONSEKA.

    Do you really need topics for your start up ?? Pick from any of the above you D…..

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      Ansar

      He was the president when war crimes and crime against humanity were committed in large scale.

      He was the president who promised 13A + to Hindians and IC when Hindians were fighting the LTTE in Vanni and reneged on his promise.

      He used to be a human rights champion and supported JVP terrorists.

      He paid VP a large some to rig the elections. The origin of this cash was not accounted for and amounts to money laundering.

      He said Dayan was working for NGO in an interview to an International media.

      He never accounted for the gold and cash which his brother stole from VP’s Fort Knox.

      …………

      ………..

  • 12
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    Dayan, the war monger types:

    “To what end? For one, a fresh Bill of Rights– but why would that need a new constitution?”

    It is to democratise the Sri Lankan state and its polity, more relevant, modern, humanistic, secular, ….. leads towards renaissance, will help to unleash full potential of the future generations, … .

  • 10
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    This is what Ada Derana reported today:

    “Sri Lanka needs a new Constitution – Jayampathy
    May 5, 2015 07:50 am

    Jayampathy Wickramaratne, the leader of a three-member team that prepared the 19th Constitutional Amendment in Sri Lanka, called for a new Constitution which will include a fresh Bill of Rights and address the issues of devolution of powers to provincial councils and power sharing at the Centre.

    Devolution of powers

    Pointing out that the 19th Amendment did not cover the issues of devolution and power sharing, the expert told The Hindu on Monday that “ideally speaking, we should have a brand new Constitution. We cannot go on with this Constitution. It has been amended so many times.”

    The proposed Bill of Rights, which would be a “great improvement” over Fundamental Rights of the existing Constitution, would not only have civil and political rights but also social, economic and cultural rights. Arguing for stronger Provincial Councils and power sharing at the Centre, Dr. Wickramaratne said Provinces and various communities should share power at the Centre and this should be done “to strengthen the Centre without weakening the periphery.”

    On the relevance of the 13th Constitutional Amendment which was enacted subsequent to the India-Sri Lanka Accord of 1987, the expert said that despite the Amendment having “lacunae,” it should be implemented fully and for the time being. “It permits the Centre to take back powers. Every comma and full stop in the 13th Amendment has been used by those who are against devolution to take back powers,” the Hindu reports.”

    Why did MR appoint the Tissa Vitharane chaired APRC to recoomed changes to the constitution?

    Why was the APRC report shelved?

    Was it to hoodwink the Tamils and the world?

    The 13th amendment as aptly described by Dr.Jayampathy Wickremaratne is designed to negate real devolution. The concurrent list and the powers vested in the governor are mine fields laid within the 13th amendment.

    We indeed need a new constitution designed by a Constitutional Commission of eminent persons. We have seen how the core objective and some important aspects of the 19th amendment was sabotaged last week in our parliament, by corrupt dwarfs in big shoes. Our politicians should have to least to do with proposing a new constitution.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      – “We indeed need a new constitution”

      Dr. Rajasingham Narendran, Welcome to reality. I am glad that despite your doctoral handicap, you seem to come to your senses, nowadays.

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        Yes indeed Nathan!

        Long gone are the days of celebratory “pride & joy” proclamations at MR’s magnanimous enviable concern for the Tamils and Gota’s benevolent humanitarian development of the North. This doctor once asserted that the regime was bringing in hoards of Sinhala youth to do all the needed hard work in the Northt, only because of Gota’s affection for the Tamil youth — just so as not to disturb or burden the “Happy and Prosperous” youth of the North!

        If only these few all-knowing, conceited, bootlicking doctors (NR, JR, DJ) had kept their mouth shut without whitewashing a devilish Admin for six or seven critical years (and on top of that, blaming and blaggarding the Diaspora at every turn), the World would have better understood the ground realities and effectively contained the progressive rot of the one-time greatest Democracy of the East!

        Silence, certainly would have been Golden as far as these nincompoops go!

        We can only hope that NR has genuinely transformed, and not merely grand-standing, though the doubt lingers.

  • 6
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    This country needs a poliyical solution. Both sides The Sinhalese The Tamils have done mistakes. People like Dayan must think wisely. It looks like he is trying to take short cut to politics. If Federal system was forced with the British before Independece by Tail Leaders at that time they may have succeeded. Thyere is nothing wrong in Federalism. So please dayan dont poison the mind set of people. Former President Mahinda Rajapakse is a Generous personality It is people around him ruined him and ill advised him.

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    Dayan looks like a educated fool. If Dayan able to answer Ansar’s quires no wonder the people of Sri Lanka will listen to this half-wit…

    1. YOUR MASTER WAS THE TSUNAMI FUND SWINDLER. 2. HE WAS THE PROTECTOR OF WHITE VAN CULTURE OF HIS BRO. 3. HE WAS THE PRESIDENT WHEN OUR GENERAL WHO SACRIFICED HIS LIFE FOR THE COUNTRY WAS BRUTALLY ARRESTED, LIKE A STREET DOG AND INCARCERATED. 4. YOUR MASTER WAS THE PRESIDENT WHEN LASANTHA WICKRAMATUNGHE AND BHARATHA LAKSHMAN WAS GUNNED DOWN IN BROAD DAY LIGHT AND NO ONE IS CHARGED TILL TODAY. 5. HE WAS THE PRESIDENT WHEN PROTESTERS DEMANDING PURE DRINKING WATER WERE MERCILESSLY KILLED BY GUN FIRE. 6. HE WAS THE PRESIDENT WHEN BALU SENAS WERE RUNNING RIOT ON INNOCENT HELPLESS MINORITIES, CULMINATING ON MURDER AND MAYHEM IN A & B. 7. YOUR MASTER WAS THE PRESIDENT WHO PROTECTED AND PROMOTED ALL THE ROGUES WHO WERE PLUNDERING THE STATE COFFERS. INCLUDING YOUR MASTER. 8. YOUR MASTER WAS THE PRESIDENT WHEN LAW OF THE JUNGLE WAS RULING OUR COUNTRY. 9. LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST, YOUR MASTER WAS THE PRESIDENT WHEN BASIC NECESSITIES WENT SKY HIGH IN PRICES, DUE TO TAXES TO SUPPORT THE EXORBITANT LIFE STYLES OF YOUR RAJATHUMA FAMILY AND HIS HENCHMEN. ALL ABOVE ATROCITIES CANNOT BE FORGIVEN JUST BECAUSE HE HAPPENED TO BE THE PRESIDENT, WHEN LTTE WAS DEFEATED BY OUR VALIANT GENERAL SARATH FONSEKA. Do you really need topics for your start up ??

    Pick from any of the above you D…..

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    For once he is stuck on the losing side because the winning side ignores him and will have nothing to do with him.

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    Dear Dayan

    So glad to hear from you again, once again I fail to detect any Racism in your speech, however there is an alarmist bent to the whole thing but then you are more familiar with world politics, so there may be a reason for alarm. In fact, Senator Kerry said “Until just recently, our diplomats routinely clashed with yours on these issues at the Human Rights Council in Geneva and the UN in New York. ” (CT – Four Possible Areas; Our Offer To Sri Lanka). Why did you clash, Dyan is that due to your racism and the lack of Racism in the United States?

    Apparently clashing with the United States, the land where free expression is worshipped, is not a good thing.

    You possibly missed the Prime Ministers closing remarks on the night (should I say dark night ) of the 28th when he said that ‘we need a new constitution’ – he said this in parliament and on live TV.

    I, as a citizen, do not see the reason for a new consitution, after all, except another chance for RW to become more powerful. And by the way why is our elected President so ready to relinquish his powers and not consider a second term even if the people want it? Is he not ready to ‘bow his head to the population’ like MR said he would?

    I also think there should be provision to “to take back powers” : but it is not for me to decide, but for the voting population, acting through parliament they can freely decide on the methods for “dismantling of Sinhala majoritarian politics”

    “We, the people, must not permit them to do so.” you say, well that is just it: is it we the people who are the deciding factor? How hard was the fight to make the voice of reason to be heard in the 19th amendment debate – luckily the supreme court was on the right side this time. With the promise of a huge parliament with the coalition partner of the UNP, crossovers, and the questioning, intimidating and jailing of members of the previous government, is Parliament really free to decide? Why only 1 opposing vote – when it would not have mattered to the result to have more? Weak knees, perhaps?

    Do you think the people of this country will ever freely approve a new constitution? One that promises Federalism? I don’t think so, so it remains to be seen how they will be coerced into doing so.

    In refereandum all it takes will be a majority of 500,000 votes.

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      ” the United States, the land where free expression is worshipped “

      Normally that would be a tongue in the cheek comment, but you seem to believe it. Maybe you like repetition of the same message from a central source, as seen below. Let us hope that it at least dents your belief.

      http://www.blissful-wisdom.com/who-owns-news-and-media-networks.html

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    Fortunately the ordinary Sri Lankans are more sensible, humane, fair-minded, and pragmatic than this psychopathic political junkie addicted to conspiracy theories.

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    Go on dayan,
    we need more Sinhala like you….Tamils need own rule…more u write we have more chance…..go on man….do what we taamils want…

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    The proverbial vessel is getting louder and louder — just shows how emptier, emptier (and desperate) it is getting!

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    “Mahinda Rajapaksa had to be electorally de-stabilized not only because he wouldn’t dump the Chinese and Russians and reduce his country to a pawn of the US pivot to Asia but also because he wouldn’t convert to the Gospel of Federalism as preached by the US political evangelists”, says Dayan.

    Looks like he (with his selective myopia) is missing the forest for the trees. Ansar’s comment above just about sums up why “Mahinda Rajapaksa had to be electorally de-stabilized..”.

    Dayan the wannabe rabble rouser forgets that CT readership is not the rabble that his likeminded buddies Wimal W, Mahindapala, etc can attract, but continues his fruitless quest for approval.

    Talk about losers…!!

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    Dear Dayan

    I am really happy at least one man who graduated from University of peredeniya, is there to guide,direct and warn us the grave consequences if Ranil/Chandrika/Mangala, agents of west ,who have no feelings for our beloved motherland ( the two boys belonging to different category ,you know what i mean,acting against the wish of creator) are allowed to come to power.That will be the end of sinhala race and not only sinhala, it will be the end of all oppressed our Tamil brothers and sisters as sri lanka will be a place for american’s to release their “stresses”.
    Sri Lanka will be a “service” center for americans and others from the west who will be going through silk route to enjoy and relax at the expense of irreparable damage to sri lankn a buddhist and hindu/christian culture.Similar to what has happened to phillipine women ,most of them are forced to practice world oldest profession.

    American burgers destroyed our buddhist culture in philiphine in the process of releasing their stresses while satisfying their carnal appetites.
    Mangala and Ranil has no problem ,they disobeyed the God’s wish -do not want to produce children .
    My dear brothers and sister do you think mangala and ranil are the right kind of guys to rule us.
    As a man graduated from same uni but from” Kammala”, other side of the mahaweli,iam honoured to say that i am also from pere ,earlier Kadiragamar, now you Dayan ,giving guidance to our countrymen
    Dayan I wish you protection with blessings of noble triple gem and God almighty.

    Ruhunu puthra who loves motherland unlike mangala

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      AH, another IDIOT talking nonsense. He might fall in love in our everybodys darling DJ!
      “American burgers destroyed our buddhist culture in philiphine in the process of releasing their stresses while satisfying their carnal appetites. Mangala and Ranil has no problem ,they disobeyed the God’s wish -do not want to produce children.”
      I have to vomit to read what this “Son of Commander” writes. These people are proud to say that they visited a university…. most probably through the standardization. what a waste of tax payers money and own time…

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    MR supported by giving billions to LTTE thro.Titan.It was SF who spearheaded the annihilation of LTTE.MR robbed the victory by SF.

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    The “real stakes” are equality among all citizens, and human rights.
    With all the fanfare about investigating corruption of the former regime, lankans returning from employment in other countries, are arrested at the airport, without any reason.

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=37754

    Magistrates who appear to be ‘replicas’ of Gotabaya, promptly remand them without private interrogation as required by law.
    All this flap about the 19A totally ignores the obnoxious Prevention of Terrorism Act.

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    well well looks like Dayan [Edited out] is drumming up the communal chord once more

    now im awaiting that fellow Rajiva Wijesinha to say his famous line ‘Dayan,Tamara and I’ ;-)

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    Beware of racism and malice…A political psychopath is on the loose

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    A famous fast bowler was introduced to an areb sheik who boasted that he had eighty three wives .
    The bowler retorted ” You only need two more , and you’re entitled to a new ball.”
    Just imagine Dayan and Mahinda.

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    DJ is jumping up like a cat on a hot tin roof now that he claims that the cat is out of the bag.He had no problem when MR said he would give 13+ or Premadasa said he would give ellam(everything)not Elam.He had not issue when MR as P.M presented PTOMs in Parliament or when APC made recommendations to go beyond the 13th ammendment.There is no conspiracy,Ranil and the UNP have openly stated that next Parliament will be converted to a Constitutional Assembly and a new Constitution enacted.

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    This is the call from Neo-Dayanism,

    The original proponents of these theories were dead and gone.

    In the 50s and 60s of the last century these slogans were repeatedly used by both UNP and SLFP against the other whenever the other tried to accommodate with Federal party(BC Pact and DC Pact) with disastrous consequences.

    The mature Sri Lankan electrode had repeatedly rejected the proponents of political parties parroting these Mahavansa inspired slogans.

    Now is the turn of our Dayan.

    Will Mahinda Rajapakse foolishly falls into this trap set by Dayan?

    I predict the complete annihilation of Dayan and his neo- Dayanism in the next parliamentary elections

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    Dayan,

    What a fall from the heights you attained to be the side kick of Wimal Weerawansa!

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    What did you preached when you work as a Minister of Vartharaja Perumal.s

    eelam cabinet?

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    There must be some truth in the allegation that the RAW had a hand in regime change that took place here. The Indian press seems to know what is to happen in Sri Lanka long before the ordinary Sri Lankans.

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      RAW advised the Astrologer to tell MR when to contest the Presidential polls. BS!

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    Dayan is just simply frustrated. The leadership has totally ignored him. So, he has got into this frenzy and is being paranoid with anything that is not Rajapakses. Even if anyone calls him a cuckoo, he wouldn’t mind it. He has to earn his living. We can understand that, can’t we? How bad he is in insulting the intelligence of 53% of the population who believed that so long as his uncle Mahinda is in power, the country will not move forward or even remain stagnated but has become regressive. Dayan is not doing any favours by continuing with his tantrums as the more he writes backing the Rajapakses, the more filth on that regime s coming out. It will be best for him to simply keep quiet if at all he cares for the Rajapakses and I hope the Rajapakses realise that their “friend” is inadvertently forcing the current regime to drag them to the centre of unwarranted attention.

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    [Edited out]

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    “..If the new government is dissatisfied with this why did it not introduce improvements to the devolution scheme in the 19th amendment itself?..”

    Whaaat the hell is this nincompoop uttering? 19A had a terrible time passing its mutilated proposals. And to load it with what this bullshit writer says would mean it would never see the light of the day? What type of a fucking fool is this pissu poosa?

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    The Sinhalese, who are on the verge of becoming a numerical minority in 5 years due to low birthrate (they are already a minority in the age group 01-15 in certain areas of the country) and due to astronomical growth of Moslems have one last chance as the writer has mentioned. Miss it, and the Sinhalese will be written off as part of the history of this country. Yes, Rajapaksas made a lot of mistakes and did not get tough with corruption, but that would be like a walk in the park when the Sharia mobs descend on the Sinhala villager, and convert them at gunpoint, rape their women and murder the men and erase the Sinhala culture. ISIS is doing it right now against the Christians, and we all know what goes on in Bamyan and the Ghandhara of ancient India which is today Pakistan and Afghanistan. The religion of “peace” has no mercy for non-Moslems and Lankan Sinhalese will soon learn the lesson of their lives. And the eunuchs who have usurped power (Ranil, Mangala) with the vile and scheming woman have cornered the lad from the village in Polonnaruwa to do their dirty deeds.

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      Jay,

      If the majority of Sinhalese think like you and DJ, then frankly, “Sinhalese will be written off as part of the history of this country” may not be a bad thing!

      Fortunately, the vast majority do not have the reprehensible pea-brain that you two, along with a handful other extremist fringe exhibit!

      On a side note, may I also remind you that our one primary source of Foreign Exchange, if not national income, is the predominantly-women labour that you eagerly export largely, if not exclusively,to Muslim nations. If you are seriously worried about the Muslim’s uncontainable lust for women, why are you O.K. with sending your wives, motthers, daughters, and sisters to those same muslim countries?

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        Sarath – this is another incarnation of Mahindapala, along with his alter-egos, Sumanasekera, Giguruwa and many others. You can tell by the racist, bigoted tones and the vitriol he pours on “the eunuchs who have usurped power (Ranil, Mangala) with the vile and scheming woman ” he obviously detests.

        He is also just about the only supporter of Dr. J – birds of a feather with nothing better to do!

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      Jay Chamberpot is living proof that racist losers are NOT some slow-witted rustic Godayas who speak broken English.

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