23 October, 2017

Problem & Solution In Sri Lanka

By Dayan Jayatilleka –

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Of the two paradigms of managing conflict, the Realist and the Idealist, the Realist paradigm would tell the Government that Mahinda Rajapaksa is such a power-center, such a polarity in a multipolar game, controls such an extent of political real estate, that he simply has to be drawn into the equation so as to manage a risky reform process and ensure stability. That means formally recognizing his irreducible sphere of political influence.

The Idealist ‘conflict transformation’ paradigm would tell them that confidence-building should be undertaken, and Mahinda should not be left out in the cold as a disgruntled potential spoiler or wrecker, but reached out to, drawn in and accommodated as a key stakeholder. Mahinda is the Godfather of the Sinhala ‘greater South’. He holds a veto.

The JO and the social forces undergirding it are just too robust and growing too rapidly to be politically maltreated without adverse consequence, but are systemically and institutionally too disempowered and dis-incentivized to regard themselves as responsible stakeholders in the system and politically behave as such. This is the consequence of the outrageous absurdity of a 54 member Opposition formation being fraudulently deprived of the role of the official Opposition and a 16 member party which openly allies itself with the Government, being conferred that role.

All attempts to suppress this Opposition and its leader, war-winning and postwar developmentalist President Mahinda Rajapaksa, are doomed to fail. With a lower growth rate today (under 4%) than in wartime, social disaffection is growing exponentially, and in such a setting, no legal suppression of the Rajapaksas (brothers and/or sons) can turn back the tide. 

The Government does not get that you cannot marginalize, alienate and seek to suppress the overwhelmingly largest segment of the Southern opposition, led by probably the country’s most popular figure, and expect it not to be tempted/provoked into playing spoiler.

Meanwhile the Tamil nationalists do not get that the majority Sinhalese on this small island so close to Tamil Nadu (and India), are existentially committed to a state with a strong center. The Sinhalese have a unitary ethos.

Similarly, the Sinhala nationalists do not get that it was possible to beat the world’s most formidable terrorist army but it is impossible to get the Tamils to submit politically. Tamil cooperation and partnership is feasible; Tamil submission to political, ideological and social domination is not.

One would have thought that 8 years after the successful end of Asia’s longest war, the Sinhalese nationalists would have understood what it was about, or bothered to find out. Instead, they keep asking questions such as “What are the Tamils complaining about? Where is the discrimination that they speak of? What’s not to like about us the Sinhalese and the way Sri Lanka is? Aren’t there Tamil in high places?” They should pause to ask themselves why Scotland came close to seceding through a referendum despite the fact that the UK had a Scottish Prime Minister, Gordon Brown!

Sinhala nationalists should look around—Ossetia and Abkhazia, Crimea, Scotland, Catalonia, Iraqi Kurdistan. It’s trending. The problem is how to contain it. The famous author Giuseppe de Lampedusa said in his classic novel The Leopard that “things must change if they are to remain the same”. Sinhala nationalists just don’t get this. A ‘smart patriot’ would.

The Tamil problem was never really about discrimination/equal rights/integration or economic development, or had long ceased to be about them. The issue is that the Tamils feel, rightly or wrongly (in my view, inaccurately) that their community is not an ethnic minority, but a nation, nationality or a distinct people possessing an intrinsic right of self-determination and sovereignty.

Why did the Tamil youth sacrifice themselves for thirty years, including as suicide bombers for twenty? Where did the fanatical self-sacrificial commitment come from? What motivated them must have been deep and authentic collective emotion, however distorted and misplaced.

The Sinhala nationalists do not understand that a Constitution is not and cannot be handcuffs or a straitjacket on the minority communities; it can only be a Social Contract, negotiated, not imposed.

If the Sinhala nationalists including the Sinhala Diaspora pressure groups want to know what it is the Tamils are aggrieved about and think they are struggling for, they only have to do two simple things instead of making embarrassingly obtuse and surreal remarks in public fora. The first is to study the LLRC Report. The second is to have a serious chat with some leading anti-Tiger rebels who were valuable allies of the Sri Lankan state, such as Karuna and Douglas Devananda. Then, comprehension of the truth may finally, belatedly, begin to seep through: the Tamil Question is about ALIENATION; it is about the relationship between the Tamil community and the Sri Lankan state, and the sense of prolonged alienation of that community from the Sri Lankan state. They feel it is not their state. They feel it is a state they are under, not one they fully belong to or fully represents them. They view the Sri Lankan state as The Other and feel the Sri Lankan state views them as the Other.

If the Sinhala nationalists wish to learn another reason why there has to be a political (not merely economic) solution based on some sufficiency of territorial autonomy, they only need to watch/read the impassioned speech made by Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar (which should be re-telecast these days) made in Parliament while introducing the August 2000 Draft Constitution, imploring the legislature to help him in the global campaign he was fighting for this country against Tamil secessionism, by providing him with an answer to the question that foreign ministers and leaders asked him in every capital he visited: what is the political reform that the Sri Lankan state is offering the Tamils as an alternative?    

As for the Tamil nationalists, they must know that the contradiction between their reality as an ethnic minority/minority community on the island and their self-perception as a globalized nation cannot be sustained open-endedly and the latter imposed upon the Sinhalese. They must realize that for the Sinhala community, a majority on the island and a minority outside it, a strong central government as enshrined in the unitary form of state, is nothing less than ontological.

The Sinhala language, Theravada Buddhism and the unitary state are markers by which the Sinhalese stamp their unique way of being on this island and in the world, demarcating themselves from neighboring India. The Sinhala majority which refused to give up unitarism and convert to federalism even in the face of foreign intervention and repeated military defeats, is hardly likely to accept it now, having won a protracted war with tremendous sacrifice. With electoral safety valves shut down and economic pain widespread, a de-unitarizing/federalizing experiment could explode.

Machiavelli said that the enterprise entailing the deadliest risk in politics is to try to institute a new order, and to be a new ruler while doing so (“a new prince in a new principality”). To be a relatively new government trying to introduce a new political system in a polarized, poly-ethnic society with low economic growth, is as fraught an undertaking as one can imagine. The Government is intensifying the volatility of reform in every possible way.      

The solution is a triangulated compromise: neither federalism nor an unreconstructed unitary state, but a unitary state with power devolved to autonomous provinces. Mahinda Rajapaksa and R. Sampanthan aren’t the problem; nor are the JO and the TNA. If they are part of the problem, they are a far larger, indispensable part of the solution. No solution is possible against or without either Mahinda or Sampanthan. What the process –and the moment–needs is a respected domestic facilitator/mediator who is above the fray.

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    Dayan the public racist, self confessed war monger, scare monger, …………………….

    “What the process –and the moment–needs is a respected domestic facilitator/mediator who is above the fray.”

    I get it now. Its you.

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      1) Understanding the problem in the country is first .

      So long DJ or the like would have been there to rabblerouse those ultra extremists but being in a mode as many would not get it – must be crushed off.

      DJ is being interviewed by sakkiliya SIRARA for the last few months, but today, sirasara have woken up fo rtheir own commercial gains, but revealing the gravity of harm done by Mr 10% highly abusive brother of former thug leader Rajapakshe.

      DJ publicly licked the balls of Rajaakshes for his selfish gains, even today, he has not opend his cesspit to analyse the harm deliberately done by them.

      All in all the message should be passed to the people.. That DJ led groups would never do, since they belong to the category that abuse the situaton so as some muslim ministers.

      2) If problems of the society is analysed only one can search for remedies.

      Our is a THUGS, UNEDUCATED, IGNORANTS, INDIFFERENT, EXtremists dominated world.
      Believe or not that is the truth.

      Crimes would not be investigated or have no chance to proper investigations, since crimnals have the upper hand in the society and media.
      Sirasa, Derana and Hiru are the most abusive PVT media MAFIA institutions of the country.

      Their news spreads are biased and commercially set.

      Like for example, they SIRASA waited 2.5 years to dress out of Basil Rajapakshe.

      What about the deals of former President.

      Instead, sirasa is against Ranil W and abuse their web castings to put against UNP

      Let s do an experiment.

      Asking DJ to take over any AMBASSARDOR post and see, whether or not he would say yes.

      Most likely he would say yes. That is how we can check it.

      These men are born idiots.

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        I never thought DJ would ever have been the manner you added here.

        I thought he is a decent guy at least form what he has been articulating.

        But I always had a problem not being able to know WHY DJ or Prof. Rajeewa W stay staganated.
        Why their knowledge have NOT been made used for lanken future.

        There should be VARIOUS reasons.

        Prof. Wijesinghe is NO MEANS a team player:. So he failed to perform at the beginign of this govt.
        He can though use the langague as the brites woudl do, but he fails to bear patience that POLITICIANS in third world have to maintain.

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      Self promotion as usual.

      We Tamils reject him and anything unitary.

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    If wht DJ saying is the ideology of any party that contest the elections they should be defeated. If Tamils are a nation why British who supported Tamils as favorites and over Sinhala people neglected Tamils. Before 1948, there was no Tamil national alnguage. It was the 10% of Tamils trying to serve 90% of Sinhala people. I heard Eve SWRD had to do what he did in order get more sinhala people into the govt stream because, sinhapal people were suffering. Last miniute he gave up, that changed every thing for sinhala people. In every country party constitutions are such when one leader becomes damagedd, another is allowed to come up. What DJ doing is teaching people what RECYCLIBG is. Ranil going all over the world to find the meaning of that. It is like NERO palying violin (?) when Sri lanka is burning. compare and see what a joke Sri lankan politics is govt are smaller than western rural municiplaities. Mahinda Rajapakse could not do it for 10 years means he can not do it. Ranil is so corrupt, bureaucrats are so scared and henchmen to corrupt politicians, So, the Jackal opposituon and Mahinda Rajapakse are a power. Because, they do not allow any one else to come up. there are nore leaders, instead CBK, RANIL, AVAMANGLAA gang selected MY3 they knew he is not a thug like Mahinda Rajapakse.

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    Tamil problem will never go away the way tamils are promoted. See their population and how many Tamil politicians are. Most of the Tamils are living in the south. See how many Tamil politicians are serving the NPC area. 38 provincial politicians and about 14 federal politicians. Are they capable of self sustaining ?. all these political visionaries, pundits and politicians are funded by poor women and youth working in the middle east and Korea. Because of that money, you people are visionaries. Catalonia also had maximum power devolution and constitutional councils. Now, Everybody including EU is against it. then what do you do here. Is it the same cheat and win politics, you are playing here.

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      Jimsofty the Dimwit

      “Tamil problem will never go away the way tamils are promoted.”

      When did the Sinhala/Buddhist Pancha Maha Balavegaya problem become a Tamil Problem? It is essentially a Sinhala/Buddhist problem enforced on rest of the people, including Sinhala and Tamil speaking people.

      You are one of the noisy Sinhala/Buddhist fascist minority bent on perpetuating Sinhala/Buddhist Pancha Maha Balavegaya problem. Are you a member of “Rabbit Family” as Hitler branded Non Aryans as being “intrinsically idle and disorganized”. The public racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala was fond of the Aryan Lion Hitler. At times you seem to emulate Hitler. I envy you.

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    Mahinda is not the “Godfather of the Sinhala greater South”. He and his cohorts breached the trust placed by masses by taking part in the Constitutional Assembly and creating unnecessary pandemonium in the Parliament in support of Ranil every time there is a Debate or a Vote. He and JO have forgotten that they were elected by Anti-Ranil voters. People are not stupid to trust them again.

    Oh yeah, I also noticed Mahinda’s “irreducible sphere of political influence” being used by Ranil as his elevator and cable car.

    There is a serious leadership deficit in the Opposition side of the Parliament. Mahinda/Dinesh didn’t have the backbone to claim the Leader of the Opposition post in 2015. There isn’t a single occasion Mahinda used his Vote against Ranil. Every time there is a Bill crucial to the country, Mahinda runs away and every time Ranil goes abroad Mahinda also leaves the country and stay back somewhere until he meets Ranil when Ranil is on his way back.

    Not only that, while shamelessly taking part in Ranil’s Constitutional Assembly which formulates the Federal Constitution, JO tried to create division among Maha Sangha by unfairly criticizing the Chief Prelate Thero of Malwatte Chapter. If they seek audience again, Chief Prelate Theros should tell JO members to prove that they were against territorial division of the country by leaving the Constitutional Assembly.

    The voice and concerns of the general public is not represented in the Parliament. The duty and responsibility expected from opposition politicians are now fulfilled by Chief Prelates and Maha Sangha. Politicians of major Parties have taken Sinhalese Buddhist voters for granted. People must use the next available opportunity to give them a rude shock. “No” is not enough for the present set of politicians, something more should be done.

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      How come this TIGHT ROPE WALK ? Champo…. You had always been licking the balls of MR on and on. Or the megalaomaniac advised you to ” please add comments against me, then people would attack me less”. …. was that the case ?

      My number one enemy is NOT mahinda but Wimal Sakkili, Weerawanse.

      Yesterday again, the sakkliya added it ” we dont ask the cook of poisonous recept any more pointing at RW”.
      RW is a solid cultured person. He is not derserved tob e attacked that way.
      Entire world respect RW and MY3 today.

      We simply hate the kind of men of Weerawanse nature. He has been making it high even if he would not understand ANY FOREIGN news.

      Champo, do something and get Weerawanse away from LANKEN politics. You the kind of PROS can do it finely than any others- that we are well aware.

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      I agree 100% with you on this that Mahinda is notthe “God Father of Sinhala greater South”. Mahinda is a cxitizen like any other citizens like Punchi Banda, Muttiah and Hameed. Once upon he was a party leader, he was a Prime minister, He was a President. That’s it. He misused his power rob the nation, he misused his power to become a dictator, he destroyed democracy, he destroyed law and order, he destroyed justice system and he used all resources for the benefit of his family. He had lot of opportunity to make the country better but he failed on it probably with the advice of the opportunistic Dayan.

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      JO asked for a meeting with Chief monks reagarding the constitution. They said, what the govt doing fine and nothing else to do. Further to that. It is LSSP that had desteoyed sri lanka for Sinhala People. So, never vote LSSP again. I heare, LSSP had even gone to the Queen, at that time, against sinhala people.———- Sri lanka should stop playing with the lives of poor Tamils. Tamils should be taken to the main stream and Tamil politicians should be cut down to the size. Sri lanka is comopletely subjugated by India. there is no need to use Tamils as a political tool. Tamils are a corruot lot too.

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        JO has no whatsoever rights today to show that are well concerned of constitutional issues. In their high days, they had all been supporting anti-constitutional acts being introduced and practised by FORMER Mugabe style Prez and so called non_political man Gotabaya – most sensed as the nation’s wadakaya role.

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    Oh, I miss the best part of the article.

    “What the process – and the moment– needs is a respected domestic facilitator/mediator who is above the fray.”

    Your last sentence is poorly constructed, Dayan.

    It should read as “What the process – and the moment – need is a Barterer who excels in deal-making and designing, to facilitate a good bargain for Mahinda to win over TNA at the expense of the country.” Eg: Basil

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      It is becoming clear that most that have been practising the oldest profession on a long term is caught by Alzheimer. This i found in a magazine in NY.

      Champo please go and see your neurologist. That can help JO but not us.

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    DJ: This is the guy you are promoting; Read this; The value of assets seized as part of on-going investigations against immediate family members of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa exceed five billion rupees (30 million dollars), according to foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera. Real estate and bank accounts of former president’s two elder sons and his minister brother Basil, amount to two billion rupees and money laundering investigations were underway, the minister said. Speaking to reporters at his ministry last week, Samaraweera said 16 local bank accounts of president Rajapaksa’s close relative Udayanga Weeratunga had been frozen and the amount involved was three billion rupees. He said Weeratunga was known to have stashed money in Latvia and Russia. “Rajapaksa finger prints surfaced in many countries. They are found in Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Ukraine, USA, Britain, Latvia, Russia and Seychelles,” the minister said. He said the government was keen to speedily complete the investigations, but the authorities needed more time to track the international network of the former leader. Soon after coming to power, the government accused the former president and his immediate family of siphoning off billions of dollars from the country, but so far no evidence of cash abroad has been presented. Minister Samaraweera admitted that there was no direct evidence of any assets in the name of the former president.————–

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    More gobbledegook from the insidious Mr. Gobblesian de Gook himself, and quoting Machiavelli (surprise!) to serve his usual purpose of attempting to elevate the corrupt ex-leader to a return to power. Needless to say, it is only an attempt on the part of our untiring toady to get back to any position his one-time benefucktor will ‘honor’ him with.

    And then he ends his crap with “What the process –and the moment–needs is a respected domestic facilitator/mediator who is above the fray.”

    And to be sure, he hopes it will be HIM!!!

    Wishful thinking to be sure.

    Get a life, Jayathilaka.

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    One need never doubt that Dayan understood the Tamil problem intimately. This is reflected in the second part of his article. It is best to take his positioning with a pinch of salt and leave it at that. A part of this positioning is that Mahinda won the war and to credit him with being the post war developmentalist.

    I don’t think anyone really figured out what was happening during the war, and all (both in the North and South) have subsequently built up myths to suit their political ends. The Chandrika government’s greatest military humiliation in November 1999 to April 2000, was also the turning point of the war. The huge casualties among the eastern cadre of the LTTE was the origin of the Karuna split, whose effects the LTTE tried to counter by massive child recruitment from September 2000. The LTTE had already lost the war. The LTTE being what it was, the rest was characteristically a destructive aftermath from an all or nothing entity.

    Mahinda was certainly not the winner of the war. As for his being our postwar developmentalist, after screaming about sovereignty for decades, Mahinda’s massive borrowing and the corruption of his acolytes, gave China a sizable bite of Sri Lankan territory. By comparison India has been far more circumspect.

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    Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

    RE: Problem & Solution In Sri Lanka

    The core problem is the low average IQ , 79, of the Paras in the Land, that include MaRa Cronies and their supporters.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGp06vMPERE

    Sam Harris Drops the Red Pill on IQ. Sam Harris Dropped the Red Pill on IQ and race. Although he remains skeptical of the benefits of studying it, he states that the facts are clear

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    The Sunday Observer says Dr.DJ got an earful from the Joint mob at some meeting of theirs. Maybe this caused his present bout of conciliatory breast-beating.

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      old codger

      With your blessing can I drop few names, copy and paste?

      Robert Dahl propounded a framework on the democratic process in his highly acclaimed book Democracy and its Critics, criteria that should
      inform the process of democratic decision-making: effective participation; voting equality in the decisive stage; enlightened understanding; control of the agenda and equal opportunity.

      His frameworks advocates a departure from the formal majoritarian and/or elite-based democratic processes.

      Therefore we should stop Dayan going mad by any means necessary.

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        There is an interesting side track here between Native Vedda and old codger on CT comments. They seem to be stroking each other violently. The way the world is going, are we going to hear wedding bells soon? Galagedara will come to life with fire crackers, though circumcision can’t result, fortunately.

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          Menna Aththa

          “Galagedara will come to life with fire crackers, though circumcision can’t result, fortunately.”

          You will never know. Watareka Vijitha Thero was abducted in June 2014.

          This is what Al Jazeera reported:
          Thero was found by a roadside in Panadura town. He was stripped naked, and his arms and legs were tied. His robe and wallet were found nearby. Shehan Kapuge, a local resident, said he had been told the the monk was thrown from a vehicle on Thursday morning.

          The monk was taken to the National Hospital in Colombo. Dr Prasad Ariyawansha, the hospital’s deputy director, told Al Jazeera: “The monk has suffered numerous cuts in his body and has experienced severe bruising.”
          Thero has been a strong critic of the BBS and has on several occasions been attacked by the group.

          The cuts included circumcision as well. Of course the service was free of all charges.

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          Dear Menna Aththa,
          Thank you for your kind concern. Native and agree on most things, but we have not agreed to shack up together in Galagedera. Whatever gave you that idea? Was it the Jews in your belfry?

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    The Racist DJ has his own racist views and solutions. He should take the leadership of the racist Sinhalese gang that wants to make a Sinhalese Buddhist Sri Lankan Island that belongs only to Sinhalese Buddhists…He has all the Sinhalese solutions for the “minorities” and the insignificant Muslims and the Tamils.

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      How come you loud – GOOD EDUCATED, more self-proclaimed POLITICAL ANALYST to be branded as racist ?

      According to lanken PVT press, Wimal Buruwanse and Good educated COLOMBO man Dayana Jayathilaka are the focus for lanken analyses. This I feel whenever I get to read news being out of the country.

      Why Sirasa does not focus on an equally educated UNIVERSITY professor to make aware the society, but why Dayan Jayathilaka who is sitting CLOSELY to low educated but rhetorically highly set Wimal WEERAWANSE ?

      And DJ is a no Buddhist, but he has NOT added any comments against BALUSARA or the ones that lead such racists factions in the country.

      My CONCLUSION:
      DJ is highly selfish man who criticises some issues while all alarming ones being kept away from his focus. His reactions are politically targetted, better said, being part of bringing back the reptiles to power. No matter Gotabaya or the like would have been with ZERO exp in lanken politcs, can appoint DJ for a leading role, so DJ has been after them than any other camps. Within the last 4 years, DJ has not done any good work to the nation, but to bring self pompous articles ?

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      RajanS ,

      “The Racist DJ has his own racist views and solutions.”

      Can the Racist DJ raise the average IQ of the Paras from 79 to 108, the average IQ of Singapore? If so, he will be very helpful. By being racists against his Para cousins from India will not be of much help, other than increasing inter-Para conflicts, we have seen so far.

      National IQ Scores – Country Rankings

      The intelligence scores came from work carried out earlier this decade by Richard Lynn, a British psychologist, and Tatu Vanhanen, a Finnish political scientist, who analysed IQ studies from 113 countries, and from subsequent work by Jelte Wicherts, a Dutch psychologist.

      https://photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

      Countries are ranked highest to lowest national IQ score.

      Rank
      ——– Country
      ———————– %
      ————-
      1 Singapore 108
      2 South Korea 106
      3 Japan 105
      4 Italy 102

      28 Sri Lanka 79

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    No doubt that we have to solve this problem with input from both sides, but who will bell the cat, Maithri may but Mahinda never will.

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    How can we forget MR’s record of killing and attacking journalists and white van abductions which were not investigated during his time. His down fall was that he promised to abolish the presidency but in contrast removed the restriction of two terms so that he could die being president. People thought other wise. How can we trust such a person to involve him in constitution making. In a similar situation Mrs. Bandaranayaka who extended the term of parliament by two years from 1975 to 1977 lost heavily in 1977 giving the UNP 5/6th majority in parliament. Our electorate is very wise and throw away megalomaniacs like rotten potatoes.

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    why don’t you bugger off to cuba get into a boat with your campfollowers come back
    and start a guerilla war to defeat ranil and co and place mahinda on the throne
    you can then become the court jester
    bring back mahinda ha ha
    did you hear what sirisa had to day about basil?

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    Sri Lanka’s main opposition leader and TNA leader R. Sampanthan has insisted that there is no more a demand for a separate Tamil state in Sri Lanka. He has also appealed to Mahinda Rajapakshe to back the new Constitution-making process, saying the former president’s support is important.

    After winning the war against LTTE and after winning the presidential election and the general election with a two third majority, Mahinda Rajapakshe had enough opportunity to solve the National problem once and for all and become a true Statesman (he could have even won the Nobel Prize) but unfortunately he (along with his racist brother Gotabaya Rajapakshe) selected the option of following the path of a few Sinhala-Buddhist Ultra-Nationalist Racists and Pseudo-Patriots, thinking that by whipping up Ultra-Nationalism and Sinhala Patriotism among the majority Sinhala-Buddhists, and by threatening and further suppressing the Minorities (Tamils and Muslims) he can rule the country for ever as the hero of the Majority (Sinhala-Buddhists).

    Now the main question is, will Mahinda Rajapakshe back the new Constitution or will he (along with his racist brother Gotabaya Rajapakshe) derail it making things worse for the country due to his personal ambition? At least now, the former President Mahinda Rajapakshe should realize his blunder, he should put the country before everything else and support the new constitution to end the National problem once and for all. At least now he should keep away from the Ultra-Nationalist Racists Wimal Weerawansa, Udaya Gammanpilla, Dinesh Guanwardena, the three bankrupt politicians along with a few others who ruined the former President Mahinda Rajapakshe and made him an anti-minority leader that finally lead to his fall.

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    Write something without dragging MR. Many will agree with you.

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    “What are the Tamils complaining about? Where is the discrimination that they speak of? What’s not to like about us the Sinhalese and the way Sri Lanka is? Aren’t there Tamil in high places?”
    There is no point Thero comparing the world’s first democracy with the Lankawe or Tamils status in Lankawe to Scottish. That is only game playing.

    Tamils were deported to India by Sinhala government. Sinhala only was imposed on them. Standardization was imposed on them. Buddhist constitution was forced on them. They wipe out of South in 1956,1958,1971,1977,1983.
    There is no standardization in UK. In UK, they don’t force feed kids that a woman slept with a Lion and Sinhala Mahajan was born so they need to be venerated. If not everything things, things are normal in UK. So, though UK rules the entire world, it is not the miracle of world.

    Tamils problem is Sinhalese Tax Tamils, buy the bus for them, run the bus for them, decide the route for them, give seat only Ayatollah. Tamils travel on the footboard, for wanted destinations. While they are on the footboard, they get pocketed and looted by Sinhala Mahajan. After that JR delivers the speech that if the Tamils are starved much more, a one more Sinhalese thug can travel in their bus by the space saved by the lean Tamils.

    But the Tamils want is, they want to buy their own bus and drive their bus to their destinies, not just for Ayatollah’s fortress, Dalada Maligawa.

    Tamils wants back their taken off rights. Not the devolution to provinces so the world largest army camps can be created with two provinces wide. Self-Determination is the minimum solution. That is what Sumanthiran wrote in NPC election manifesto. If not Sumanthiran will be beaten to Zero Vote in the constitution he created and sent to a Sinhala electorate to stand for election.

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    Surely Dayan is not serious when he says ~ “……………This is the consequence of the outrageous absurdity of a 54 member Opposition formation being fraudulently deprived of the role of the official Opposition and a 16 member party which openly allies itself with the Government, being conferred that role………..”.
    The 54 member strong opposition REFUSED to take on the role and TNA took it on. Dayan says “MR won the war”. Gota says “We fought the war for India”. Dayan cannot comprehend the truth.
    Dayan faults the present GoSL. So do we – the silent majority.
    Dayan says “Bring back MR”. The Goebbelsian trait shows clearly.

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    Dr Dayan Jeyathilake has made very vital points in this contribution despite his previous racist majoritarian outbursts.

    The conciliatory dialogue with Devanesan Nesiah may have made this significant change.

    Now Dayan thinks and write like a Political scientist!

    Whether we like it or not, Mahinda Rajapakse still has considerable support in the country at least among the majority Sinhalese.. The reluctance of the government to face the electorate has amply demonstrated this reality.

    What we need is an all inclusive constitution- not a United Front (SLFP, LSSP and CP) constitution as in 1972 or the1978, UNP constitution.

    The 1972 constitution was short-lived because it did not have the backing of a significant segment of the population and revoking was a simple task. The 1978 constitution escaped from this calamity only because of the stringent provisions for revoking.

    The Tamil parties were not at all involved in those exercises both in 1972 or 1978.

    Now in drafting the new constitution, the Tamil parties are in it, but a significant section of the Sinhala majority is not.

    The two third majority and victory at the referendum are doubtful. Even if the government is able to bridge these curdles after a bitterly fought elections , the new constitution without wider support will be only a constitution on paper-. Like 13 A or 16 A – significant sections remaining unimplemented even after decades.

    It will be prudent if a significant section of the Joint opposition; if not the entire JO was brought in formulating a constitution through consensus.

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    DJ, This is one of your analysis of our problem that is palatable to many (Not those who have commented on it.). There are many who will qualify to take up your appeal, “What the process –and the moment–needs is a respected domestic facilitator/mediator who is above the fray.”

    But behind that person should be a small team from all communities. But not a “Peace Secretariat” as that has lost all its meaning in Sri Lanka. The facilitator should start from the present but knowing the past. No one can erase their or other’s slate or burn their Ola Leaf.

    Well, Mahinda, Ranil, Sambanthan knows me by name. Rauf Hakeem may not know me but the Late Ashroff did. I have met them in the past.

    They can find a way to contact me and invite me. “I am a Domestic Person.” I assume that means a citizen and not a Dual or Multiple one. May be you can recommend me to them. I don’t want a salary or trips abroad. mmm may be a Nobel Peace Price. I won’t mind sharing it with all parties. I went to UCLA too like you. Earned a doctorate from Cornell. As I am an Octogenarian most sports loving Senior Citizens know me as a High Jumper. Some Educationist knows me too.

    Of course many may ask will a facilitator do better than the Consultation Lal and Jayampathy did and what the Constitution Committee recommended? But you may say that that was a prerequisite to the next stage with a Domestic Facilitator/Mediator. Facilitation does not work in Sri Lanka. But a Mediator respected by all concerned may if all parties are desperate for peace. Are we?

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    Why not give full autonomy like Canada gives Quebec?

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    DJ has become the mouth piece of Mahinda Rajapakse and the Jackal opposition. I think, After the Karu Jayasooriya’s overseas visit, they are ready to by pass the supreme court and any other lega constitutional restriction and pass laws on their own change the constitution th way they want. in order to make the voters forget it, they may go until 2025. So, Mahinda Rajapakse is worried about what he lost andRanil, Avamangala, CBK are busy in various other things to screw up Sri lanka. YOu are trying your best for a position in the next govt…………. I think Central bank also may had had some other objectives.

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    What Sri lanka wants is a true Leader. Mahinda Rajapakse was not a leader at least for governing. He may have lead the war. That is his samsaric experience. He had the luck of defeating LTTE because all the pieces of the puzzle came together. that was Mahinda Rajapakse’s ability and he could not do and do not know what else to do. Now, we want a leader who can unite Sri lanka in other ways. We have to promote the Sinhala – buddhist civilization upon which Sri lanka is built on. If we are trying to make Tamils, Muslims, Christians happy that will not work. DJ as a christian will not understand that. We want some one who gives back out civilization and the culture, language, flag and the country for ourselves. As buddhists we never say don’t settle there. It is Tamils and muslims who want their lands. christians, many different groups, they want the whole island, if possible. for Tamils, the only solution is sinhalization. those who donot want go to Tamilnadu or any other country that you desire. Muslims are not democratic or respect human rights. It is a tragedy that Muslims dictate terms to us and some women are suffering in a democratic country.

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    “Problems , Problems no Solution in sight for Sri Lanka “- should be the subject matter

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    do not believe DJ propaganda scnario Mr DJ is Racist as well as mahinda regime, such Gota is a nazi and wimal veerawansa all theros etc all are criminal crooke. lock them all punish them and change constitution to severe punishment who is Racist/

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    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde II

    The above number doesn’t have any meaning. It might be 2 or 100 or the comedies might have passed even 1000 of them in CT. I just looked for a heading and put it as 2.

    Thero is not ordinary, anyway. He fools Modayas in one way and when he come to diaspora, he take a different route. He milk with songs the cow relents to song, he dance and milk if the cow can be fooled by dance only. Thero promote Old King and there is an old EPRLF crowd in Tamils, who promote Thero. Thero throw his arrows, targeting Tamils, though that minute EPRLF fissure.
    Before look at that, let us look a line from Sumanthiran, the Tamils’s side architect of Secret Solution. “There is no way Tamils can go below this”. Probably Sumanthiran doesn’t read Thero, the artist who knows to allure Tamils even many steps bellows Sumanthiran. That is why the funny cases like Nagalingam Ethirveerasingam jump up and down for Thero’s music. Thero is begging for the FM from Old King. This one is begging for Permanent Secretary from Thero! Time to Sampanthar to call Nagalingam Ethirveerasingam and tell him, that the Secret Solution can wait, but if he can, he should urgently get out those who are arrested with false accusation and kept in Anuradhapura Prison. But Thero would not write about it to make Nagalingam Ethirveerasingam jump up and down.
    Let’s leave aside Nagalingam Ethirveerasingam, until he gets the prisoners from jail, but now we can see the Thero’s Gilmarts. Like there is one GLP to Old King, now there is Jayampathy to New King. If one has to have King Designation this type of learned fools’ slavery is important. Jayampathy told the EPDP listeners in London that Sinhalese were saying Tamils were coming in the bus with them.

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    But Jayampathy couldn’t present a counter argument to that. He conveyed it to the Tamils through that EPDPyers that the Sinhalese do think Tamils are wiping off the Pottu and going in the Colombo buses without problem; so if they become as honest Buddhists, then Tamils can go anywhere. So Jayampathy is 100% in agreement with the Sinhala Buddhist that the Tamils’ only problem is their nasty reluctance to become Sinhala Buddhist, even after his Buddhism Only constitution. But practically there are no real problems Tamils are having other than that. Though Jayampathy is matching GLP on many aspects of servitude for Kings, but as a gentleman unlike GLP, he is doing good things for the nasty reluctant Tamils with his Buddhism only Dutugamunu Eakeya Rajyayawe. The interesting part of Thero is, if he sees one crooks beating all others, he will stand much taller than that crook. That is why Thero here has taken up on Jayampathy, and has even sold his “13-“Nagalingam Ethirveerasingams.

    Thero understand wells though Jayampathy attempted show his ultimate intellect in the bus example, Tamils will not buy it. The Sinhalese who frown at Tamils who wear Pottu in the buses were not telling to Jayampathy that they are willingly accommodating Tamils in the buses. He, unlike Lasksiri Fernando, is very poor in concocting stories. If they truly said it, they are nauseating the Tamils being in their buses.
    Thero some ask questions and answers, but sometimes ask and leave there to misguide the readers. Here, to misguide, Thero is asking the question in behalf of Sinhalese, but not answering.
    “What are the Tamils complaining about? Where is the discrimination that they speak of? What’s not to like about us the Sinhalese and the way Sri Lanka is? Aren’t there Tamil in high places?” What a Comedy!

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    These are the question the Sinhalese asking from Thero, chasing him wherever he goes. The Thero’s Realism and Idealism simultaneously is, it was three generation before these questioners that the racist Sinhalese voted for Old King to venerate his ultra-racism. Is that Really so? Oh ya? Is that why the so called Sinhala Buddhist angels got into the foster home of Rohingya refugees, who had lost everything and came without any resource or hold, chased them out? Is that why JR said if starved Tamils more Sinhalese will happy. Is that the same Sinhala Buddhists are asking those questions from Thero and Thero is patiently replying for them. What an unbelievable drama these educated idiots are playing? What the truth is these erudite imbecile don’t know what to put into Sinhala Buddhist Modayas’ mouths so that they can spit that in turn to the IC, with veneration for those words. They think this one stone technique is going to beat Jasmin Sooka, UNHRC and Tamils in one shot. Though these educated imbeciles understand that they have to pinch the child, but don’t know the proper way to pinch. When Dr. Jekyll going by this path, Mr. Hyde in another path, remind Old King and warning Tamils that if they don’t take Jayamapathy’s “13-“ they may lose even that when Old King come back and appoint Nimal De Siripala and Deva to abolish the 13A. Thero still hopes that Old is coming back. So he is saying Mahinda is the Godfather of the Sinhala ‘greater South’. He holds a veto. Let’s see that too:
    One upon a time there was a queen from Attanagalla on the throne of his Lord Buddha’s land of SinhaLE Wildlife sanctuary. She came with 2/3 Majority, changed the constitution to Sinhala Buddhist constitution.

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    She claimed royalty and ownership for her family for Kandy Kingdom. She was the first Woman of PM. She wiped out the JVP. Unlike Old King, whose notoriety known even within Sinhalese and as a low caste person, but she was the pride symbol of Sinhala Buddhism. They show her as the Mother of the land. But the Sinhalese still brought her down the way they brought down the Old King. JR sat on the Chair. When he declared his Yahapalanaya-ism, it was not only the Queen, but many other SLFPyers went to the prison. She came out by America’s pressure on JR, otherwise might have demised in the prison.
    If Ranil is 1/10 masculinist of JR, by now Old King would be not resting on the UN Electric Recliner, but might have kissed the Bogambara Ropes. He wipe the SLFP, under which she came with 2/3 majority, out from the land for 17 years, Ranil is not JR so Thero dumping on a Meethotamulla (the Old King), but trying to show it as Burj Khalifa to us. Without any political experience, while Old king was in Parliament, beating him above, Chandrika with in two -there years became a president. Under her leadership, he barely made in 2005 election. Party lost in Parliament, but JVP -Wimal saved them. He stole Kathirgamar’s war victory over Tamils. Just won another election; Stole 75 MPs from opposition; Got the 2/3; changed the constitution with 18A. Alas; then he was thrown out of the window by Sinhalese. I ask Thero, can he steal 75 MPs from ruling Coalition and form a government like he in his 2nd term? At least can he get the all SLFP MPs on his side? If Ranil is not saving him for his use, shrubs would be flowering on the burial ground, now. In that condition veto a curse?

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