27 September, 2020

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Radhika Coomaraswamy Goes Silent After ‘Outburst’

Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy in the limelight over speculation that she is to be appointed to the Constitutional Council has apparently blown hot and cold over references to her past actions, some of which were highlighted by Colombo Telegraph.

Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy

Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy

Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that she had taken issue with an editorial comment in the Daily Mirror on the subject of the Constitutional Council. While Coomaraswamy’s name has not been mentioned, perhaps believing that the editorial was referring to her, she had called the Editor, Kesara Abeywardena, Colombo Telegraph learns from multiple sources.

In order to find out if indeed these claims are true, Colombo Telegraph yesterday wrote to Coomaraswamy.

The following are the questions put to her:

Is it true that you called the Editor, ‘Daily Mirror‘ Mr. Kesara Abeywardena regarding an editorial on the Constitutional Council?

Did you or did you not express strong objection to the contents of this editorial, faulting the Editor for maligning or in other ways casting you in unfavourable light, even though your name was not mentioned?

Dr Coomaraswamy is yet to respond. Her alleged outburst subsequent to reading the said editorial has apparently been replaced by a total silence.

“The editorial was very direct and very clear that it was aimed at Radhika. She had no business to be scolding. It’s the newspaper’s duty to take whatever editorial line that it wants. If Sunday Times had done that and she had tried, she would have got a blasting from Sinha! She would probably have never have dared.” a source close to the owner of the Wijeya publications told Colombo Telegraph.

“She even told Daily Mirror editor that she was a friend of the newspaper owner Ranjith Wijewardene, she is mad to say that. Daily Mirror should publish that conversation in full.” the source further said.

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  • 14
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    I am friend of former F king JarapAssa,
    Does it matter to media????.

    NOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!

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      Really?

      What ever his alleged faults are, I didn,t think he would stoop so low as to befriend you!

      There you go.

      • 8
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        Professor Savitri Goonasekere would be a far better appointment to the Constitutional Council, as she is a person of high integrity and moral standing, and does not run after power and wealth and hang out on the local cocktail circuit, unlike RC who is full of herself!

        RC is in love with herself and hence will call up editors who she thinks she can intimidate!

        • 7
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          Kishali Pinto Jayawardene should be appointed for the Constitutional council.
          Younger generation must take over and lead..

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        CT Editors, please do not use the title Dr. for Radhika Coomaraswamy. She has NOT earned Ph.D or Doctorate.

        She only has a honorary doctorate and should not use the title Dr. because that is the traditions.

    • 9
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      JULAMPITIYE AMARAYA

      A temple has already been built near Velankanni in Tamil Nadu to worship Prabaharan.

      See photos

      http://www.tamilwin.com/show-RUmtyGTZSUgt3D.html

      Whoever built this temple going to be a billionaire in a couple of years.

      Hopefully Maveeran, Cholan, J Muthu, Thiru, ……. will be on pilgrimage to this temple as soon as possible.

      Arohara to Prabaharan.

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        Native Veda,
        You didn’t get civilized yet,
        MR was only trying to get your vote and he didn’t give the car he promised to you find. The way to get that before you worrying about Prabakaran

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        Native Vedda,

        “Hopefully Maveeran, Cholan, J Muthu, Thiru, ……. will be on pilgrimage to this temple as soon as possible.”

        Even with a one way ticket and PR status in TN these guys would find free Wifi for their smartphones to continue comment on CT.

        • 4
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          Thankfully, the TN govt has bulldozed pirabaharans statue. As long as Jayalalitha governs TN, she will not tolerate even the shadow of this idiot.

        • 1
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          Heretic

          “Even with a one way ticket and PR status in TN these guys would find free Wifi for their smartphones to continue comment on CT. “

          And what is wrong with that?

          Comment is free facts are sacred.

          Let them have fun too, this space is not exclusively reserved to entertain OTC the liar and plagiarist only.

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            Native Vedda,

            “And what is wrong with that?”

            Have I made such a claim? Where?

            I believe that some of these persons you listed are already overseas. Just an observation due to the lack of local information they clearly show. Of course there is nothing against diaspora commenting.

            “Comment is free facts are sacred.”

            Yes I agree. However the wrong facts are the problem with some of the diaspora comments. Then of course there are some who post wrong facts to mislead others.

            “Let them have fun too, this space is not exclusively reserved to entertain OTC the liar and plagiarist only.”

            We all have the right to have some fun and our own agendas including OTC. As I already wrote I don’t read comments from, for instance, Cholan or the long ones from OTC any more.

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          Plato

          Its like Elvis story, Hindians perpetuate many myth about his death.The only reliable information on Subas could only come from UK war time intelligence. I am not sure Hindian’s seriously want to damage their relation with Britain demanding truth under freedom of information act 2000.

          As for VP, he lives in Africa & Asia alternatively. Like Subash he travels by his own submarines between these two continents. According to his supporters he refuses to surface even if you plead with him.

          For VP’s financiers this position is a convenient cover, they need not to redistribute the LTTE investments back to their contributors. They are duty bound to maintain this charade in their own interest. The financiers are hoping to return all LTTE investments back to their Thesiath Thalaivaru (National Leader) when he surfaces on his own will and a place of his own choosing, and time and date convenient to him.

          Depth charges nor passionate pleas from his followers will not bring to the surface, so believe his supporters.

  • 11
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    Shame! Pretending like BIG HR activists, behind the door trying to suppress media! You are not fit for CC Dr Mrs Radhika!

  • 21
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    It’ well and good to be vigilant about even the most high profile intellectuals, but this is going much too far!

    When a person has been handling work as controversial and challenging as Dr R. C. has been for so long, it’ll naturally be possible for us to point out some inconsistencies. However, we must be happy that there are such people around.

    Looking at it another way, I can understand Tamils saying that she doesn’t understand their grassroots problems, but why are some Sinhalese being critical? Dr R. C. is surely one of the “moderate Tamils” whom we claim that we can live with.

    Looked at objectively, she is the most suitable of the three nominees.

  • 7
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    OMG Radhika! Real you! Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde

    • 1
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      Can CT please reproduce the main highlights from the “offending” editorial?
      Not all of us have the time to dig up web pages.
      Thanks

  • 13
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    This is a comment not in favour or to oppose Ms. Coomaraswamy. The Wijeya Group media publications can be rated as one of the most biased institutions in favour of the previous regime. This is despite the institution run by Mr. Ranjith Wijewardene and Minister Ruwan Wijewardene who are both UNPers.

    I invite readers to try commenting on any of their public forums but the publications choose what to publish and what not to publish so that they can shape their own public opinion. This goes completely against the grain of media freedom and also demonstrates the lack of knowledge by the editors on how to be fair in sharing public opinion on the articles they write. If they cannot do so, they should be like the Island papers and close their articles from public comment. The Wijeya Group is a pseudo social media savvy group which knows nothing about sharing public opinion. I am told the arrogance and bias of the editors are the main cause for this. So may be Ms Coomaraswamy has a point here in the way she reacted.

    Perhaps CT should run a course for them on how to share and mange public opinion in the age of social media.

    So Wijeya Group step-up and be social media contenders and not pretenders!

    • 4
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      I think DM is very nationalistic and gives prominence to Champika Ranawaka et. al and this also means to MR and his clans who take a similar line.

      But since Ruwan W became a minster he has been promoted heavily. He only has to sneeze and its front page pictorial news :)

      As for R C, well well I wonder why she is like a cat on a hot tin roof…..only time will tell.

  • 5
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    …….If Sunday Times had done that and she had tried,she would have got a blasting from Sinha! She would probably have never dared,a source close to the owner of the Wijeya Publications told Colombo Telegraph……

    Lets see
    a]Sinha,I believe is that Petty-fogging editor of the Sunday Times who wrote about Chandrika…..In the heat of the night etc etc and found himself at the High Court!

    b] The source close to the owner seems to have more indignation than he can possibly contain.It is very unlikely Ranjit Wijeyawardena will permit anyone close to him. This reminds me of that source from the Finance Ministry when Weliamuna was under attack!

    I am rather disappointed that Colombo Telegraph has lost direction.

    It is going off at a Tangent

  • 5
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    Radhika Coomaraswamy has time and again proved that she is very partisian and cannot be neutral. This is not the quality of a person to deserve a seat in the Constitutional Council.

    She might have served or still serving in the United Nations in a high profile position but that is an organisation where high positions usually go to those who get in the good books of the United States. Her pro-US creditentials may be good for UN but not for a country like Sri Lanka which is trying to create an apolitical public service through the mechanism of Constitutional Council.

    The very fact that she had taken up the issue of an editorial comment with Daily Mirror where she was not even named shows what type of person she is. What business she has to question editor of Daily Mirror? Radhika professing to be a great human rights campaigner should understand that she should not be interfering with the independence of the fourth estate. It is better for Radhika to pursue her professional career abroad earning handsome salaries and benefits from international organisations such as the UN.

    As for Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan Parliament, it is better to keep out persons like Radhika from the Constitutional Council. She will be a distraction to the independence of such a high constitutional body where neutrality is expected from members representing the civil society.

  • 4
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    Isn’t ST in the same stable as the DM?…

    Although she never condemned Praba and his Child Soldier Brigade , Ms C has extensively written on Children and war.

    Ms C has also written a lot about the women who are sex workers and other poor women who are exploited around the world.

    In addition, Ms C has a basket full of top end Degrees from Designer Label Unis in the best Capitals of the West.

    Most of all Ms C is against the Velllala agenda of creating an Eelaam in the North.

    And she has had a serious go at the CM and his Vellala Lawyers who are on Genocide allegations now, , hoping for UN Intervention.

    So it is all good ,

    And Ms C is a lot better than the Boss of that Sarvodaya & Son Ltd.

    • 6
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      K.A Sumanasekera

      You must be mad.

      “Although she never condemned Praba and his Child Soldier Brigade , Ms C has extensively written on Children and war.”

      Read the following:

      SRI LANKA: Children Must Be Protected In The Sri Lankan Conflict

      New York, 21 January 2008 – Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, expressed her concern for the fate of children in the on-going conflict in Sri Lanka. Thousands of children are caught in the confrontation between Sri Lankan Government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

      Ms. Coomaraswamy stated that she is worried about the children who are internally displaced (IDP) as well as for the child combatants used by the LTTE.

      The Special Representative urges the LTTE to allow all children and their families to move to safe areas away from the fighting. She calls upon the Government to welcome these families and to create conditions that respect their fundamental rights and which offer a viable alternative to life in a war zone. “Any camp set up for IDPs has to meet international standards. The Government of Sri Lanka should work with international and local humanitarian actors to ensure their safety and security,” said Ms. Coomaraswamy

      A significant number of LTTE fighters are children. The Special Representative urges the LTTE to immediately release these children and she hopes that the Government of Sri Lanka would engage in discussions on ways and means of sparing their lives. Ms. Coomaraswamy further stressed the fact that the Government of Sri Lanka and international humanitarian actors should make the necessary preparations for separating these children and for reintegrating them back into their families.

      “We must not forget the children. They are the next generation and they must be protected as much as possible” concluded Ms. Coomaraswamy.

      https://childrenandarmedconflict.un.org/press-release/21Jan09/

      • 2
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        Dear Native,

        So you ticked all the boxes….

        Good on ya Mate…….

        • 1
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          Dear Native,

          One more thing..

          You reckon Ms C will give our Dalits a fair go?..

          It is important considering the UNP and Sira lackeys in the CC.

          Our own Dailit and CC member Abiththya, is with Baththudeen and the Wahabis to give our Sinhala Buddhist Yahapalanaya.

          While Sira’s mate Ponil ( thanks to the dude who coined that name) is sending his F…..CID after each and every Sinhala Buddhist who did something good for the country and the great majority.

          Now Bodhi Sira is taking it a step further to help Polil , and wants to bring the Elite, Anglicans, Vellalas and the Wahabis to make any allegation against all good UPFA dudes in public at the BIMCH.

          Wonder whether Ponil’s mates built this BMICH?…

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          K.A Sumanasekera

          Assuming you are living off dole hand outs the Social Security and forces you to find a job. There are openings for two jobs one for the post of hangman and the other being Official B***s carrier to clan.

          Which of the above two would impress you?

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            Dear Native,

            How can I get Samurdhi Dole while living in Wellala Gardens?..

            Unless I become a UNP Central CMB member and get a letter from your mate Galleon Ravi and get a loan from Samurdhi Bank without giving any collateral….

            Have you done that or your are getting the Dole Down Under, like our ex Politikkas who have taken protection Visa…

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              K.A Sumanasekera

              There are openings for two jobs one for the post of hangman and the other being Official B***s carrier to clan. Which of the above two would impress you?

              You have a crab walk (sideways)again. Let me hear you loud and clear whether you want to be a hangman or Official B***s carrier to the clan.

              “Politikkas who have taken protection Visa…”

              Karuna was caught and was returned to this island after serving few months in prison.

              • 0
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                Dear Native,

                I ma glad you mentioned Karuna Amman.

                He is one good dude whom I have a lot of time for..

                He saved 5000 young Batti Tamils who are not Vellalas of course from certain death…

                He gave his dalits, peace and chance to make a living and send their kiddies to school.

                Do you know where he is now ?

                Have the Yahapalana Dudes handed him over to Sivagilingam and Premachandran for rehabilitation?..

  • 1
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    Here we go again….anyway that editorial was completely out of character even for the Daily a mirror. perhaps Kesara was going rogue. Well her intervention worked, the next day the editorial called Ms Coonaraswamy a renown international Human rights activist. Only she has the courage to call these racists out to their face!! Welcome back!!!

  • 3
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    This is a job forced on her by the Govt. and not that she wanted it, leaving a lucrative senior job at the UN with perks and paid in US dollars. It appears that Govt.did not consult TNA, sole reps.of Tamils,
    on the selection of Tamil rep. in the CC.and made a unilateral decision
    and put this lady of repute into an embarrassing position.She is blamed
    by the media for taking a stand on protection of women and children during the war and that was her job as UN rep.and human rights activist

    She should have thought before agreeing to serve her mother land whether she being a lonely woman in the CC could have survived with
    seven other parliamentarians who use foul language at times like what Mr.Vasu did recently and that too against the PM of a country.What she
    should do now is to politely refuse to accept to serve in the CC,which
    will make way to solve this problem. Tamils are fully aware that Tamil
    representation in CC will not serve any purpose to them and the govt. could select an ordinary Kandiah or Suppiah to fill the position. all what the political parties want are numbers and not politically experienced individuals.

    • 0
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      Lanka Watch,

      “TNA, sole reps.of Tamils”

      Does TNA really represent all the Tamils in Sri Lanka? Please elaborate your claim.

      “Tamils are fully aware that Tamil representation in CC will not serve any purpose to them and the govt. could select an ordinary Kandiah or Suppiah to fill the position. all what the political parties want are numbers and not politically experienced individuals.”

      Are you the TNA spokesperson representing all the Tamils in Sri Lanka?

      I agree with the rest.

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        Heratic – sorry, I should have said, TNA is the sole reps. of indigenous Tamils of Sri Lanka. FYI Mr. Sampanthan is the Chief
        spokesperson for TNA and not me.

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          Lanka Watch,

          Thank you for you correction attempt.

          “TNA is the sole reps. of indigenous Tamils of Sri Lanka.”

          Many indigenous Tamils do not agree with this claim. You must have heard of the other political parties that we indigenous Tamils support. Is this your claim or an official claim by the TNA? Unfortunately this claim reminds me of another group that claimed to represent all Tamils.

          Is not Suresh K.Premachandran the spokesman of TNA?

          Maybe your knowledge on Tamil political parties and politicians is limited?

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            Heretic- You are well off the subject as this is all about Dr.
            Radhika Coomarswamy’s selection to CC. If you have read my comment carefully, you would noticed that I have mentioned
            that Mr. Sampanthan is the CHIEF spokesman for TNA. Popularity
            of a party is judged by number of seats they hold in Parliament. Subject closed.

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              LankaWatch,

              Heretic is probably an EPDP supporter; given the sordid past of EPDP and its murderous thug, Douglas Devananda, one hardly needs to take anything he says seriously.

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                Agnos – You said it right . I have prejudged him by his silly comments.

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              Lanka Watch,

              Sorry if I have upset you by showing your relative ignorance. Learn to accept that you don’t know everything. I assume that you are another of the not very “local boys” or girls.

              “You are well off the subject as this is all about Dr. Radhika Coomarswamy’s selection to CC.”

              Wrong.

              It is only partly about Radhika. You are making undemocratic claims about there being a sole representative (=TNA) of the Tamils. Because of this the TNA should decide who sits in the CC.

              Speaking about Radhika I did not like your comment about her being a “lonely woman” and thus unable to cope with naughty politicians. I am sure she can handle dirty uncles if necessary.

              “If you have read my comment carefully, you would noticed that I have mentioned that Mr. Sampanthan is the CHIEF spokesman for TNA.”

              I still think that this is officially a function of MP Suresh from EPRLF. Mavai maybe speaks for the ITAK. To be honest I don’t follow these guys very much so that I might be wrong.

              “Popularity of a party is judged by number of seats they hold in Parliament.”

              Of course it is. That does NOT mean that the smaller parties don’t exist at all as you seem to imply. As you pretend to be ignorant I remind you of the Tamil MPs belonging to the UNP (not a small party), EPDP and whatever the group of Karuna is called.

              “Subject closed.”

              I decide when I close a subject. This is now the second time you try to do this. You can stop replying but that does NOT mean that I will be silent. This is exactly the behavior of certain Tamil politicians and media. They claim to be the sole representatives of Tamils because they are the majority and control the media.

              Until the next time.

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          Lanka Watch,

          Hope that this quote shows who is the TNA spokesman. Of course they might have chosen a new one since Independence Day.

          “It was not the decision of the TNA to attend this celebrations. We, in fact, told Sampanthan and Sumanthiran on the previous day not to attend, as it would have very serious implications in future. It is unbecoming for the TNA leader to go against the collective will of the affected Tamil people. We are extremely angry and disappointed with their participation,” TNA spokesman and Jaffna District parliamentarian Suresh K. Premachandran said.”

          http://www.jdslanka.org/index.php/news-features/politics-a-current-affairs/513-tna-distances-itself-from-sampanthan-sumanthiran-over-independence-day

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    Some journalists/editors are sometimes biased towards certain persons or are bought over by some persons with hidden agenda to malign particular persons. In this case, the victim is Radhika C, because her name has been proposed for the Constitution Council. It is sad that DM editor has stooped to this level. Further,CT also has lost its independence and becoming a street level Web.
    What a shame.

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      May I suggest the daily news if you like to read all good things about Ranil and this woman ?
      People like you lapped it up when CT was busy exposing the crimes of the previous regimes and its bootlickers but now that a new regime (you support) is in power you want them to turn a blind eye? Why should they?
      Next time another (non Ranil) regime comes to power and CT does the same thing(exposure) , I am sure you will all be full of praise again.

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    aiepl.

    Daily Mirror editor has stooped to this level.

    I dont blame the fellow. What are the other levels available to him?

    Perhaps the Basement.

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    Everybody knows Radhika’s ambitions. She is very similar to Tamara Kunanayagam. They will do anything to be in the lime light. They have no idea about the poor people and those who suffer human right violations.All they want is position and power and friendship with bigwigs.

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    Ia n’t RK an LTTE mouth piece and a foreign citizen? What business has she in SLK CC? Throw her out!

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    I very much doubt whether this Constitution Council can do justice because Ranil has already done the ground work behind the screen. Already Ranil has strategically appointed his own UNP people for all governing bodies. Those UNP’ers were starving for many years and thanks to President Maithreepala Sirisena they got an opportunity. Take any Board of management or any Governing body. All newly appointed members are old UNP’ers who were waiting for an opportunity. For example new members have been appointed to all University Councils and many of them, if not all, are UNP’ers. They will select the Heads of those Universities from among their party fellows. Take the Vice Chancellor election recently held at Peradeniya. The council excluded the current Vice Chancellor’s application and voted for their own party man who worked for the UNP over the last 15-20 years. The person elected by the council is a great UNP’er and a close associate of Ranil. In fact members for the council were appointed by Ranil in consultation with this candidate. This is Sri Lankan politics. If the Constitution Council wants to prove otherwise, ie “Yahapalanaya” or good governance, appoint apolitical people into those high positions. Then people will believe that the 19th amendment is in effect. Otherwise we all become fools!

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      Richard Perera,

      All of whom who have been appointed by Ranil are with the required qualification and experience. By the way when MR was appointing the unqualified to such posts you had no issue? Your type has been the curse of this society for keeping quiet then and trying to make a fuss now. Why don’t you try to grow up.

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    When she wrote that missive to Wigneswaran on his ridiculous genocide resolution she asked people “to stand tall”- glad she did that with that brat of a Daily Mirror editor.

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    This mudslinging relating to Radika must stop. Even if Radika has telephoned the Editor it’s reasonable for an individual to seek clarification or objection to a publication. I doubt very mush that an well educated person who has held top jobs in international organisations would stoop to such behaviour. She is not only a top civil servant and a high class proffesional but a Cambridge graduate with top credentials. Please stop this negative comments. I am aware Srilanka has major problems with women holding high positions. Look at the number of women politicians in our legislature and in high office. This is due to sexism which is prevelant in Sri Lanka. The glass ceiling needs to be smashed to get women in to position despite these negative comments. Let’s get the men who are been accused of bribery and acts of criminality removed from their jobs in the first place.

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    Native.

    You have left out Goddess Kali from your list of pilgrims.Could be a Visa Problem?

    Apart from this do you notice a similarity.

    Subhas Chandrabhose left without a trace. Similarly VP.

    The Logic is perfect?

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    Plato is this a not so veiled threat on the life of Mme C? Perhaps it is now time to call in the CID and stop all this ugliness. Intellectual intimidation and thuggery are bad enough but this…people “left without a trace”…”the logic is perfect”…
    Has someone informed Plato that the Rajapakse’s are no longer in power?. You can’t get away with murder.

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    Heretic and Lanka Watch have brought up an an interesting and a very important point in their shit fight about the TNA.

    This CC which is supposed to cure all Mahawamsa ills and give us good governance has Vellalas well represented by Mr Sambnadan.

    Wahabis are there with Justice Salaam.

    Elite and the Aglicans are taken care of by the Chief, Ponil himself , who is the sort of Basnayaka Nilame of the CC.

    Sira’s loyal Buddhists are supposed to be taken care of by his special appointee and equally Buddhist JHU Boss Mr Champaka , who acts like an Abiththaya to the Reverend Rathna,

    Are there any people is this holy council , who really care about the 5.8 Million who didn’t want Abiththaya and Bodhi Sira running the show for them?.

    Ant last but not least. have they appointed a representative to take care of the 1.2 Million TOI people who are now in the TPA?…

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      In 2005 elections 49.71 nearly half the voters rejected your Mahinda Thero from Madumulana (Malaya), even after VP the other psychopath, your brethren VP, being bribed to rig election.

      Didn’t Mahinda Thero’s clan from Madumulana (Malaya)enjoy good life for 10 years by owning the state, stealing, killing, committing war crime…..?

      What Nikaya does Mahinda Thero belong to, Amarapura or Ramanya?

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    Dr Kumaraswamy, is a prominent Sri Lankan . The Stupid Gunawardana is only basking in his father’s glory. He is a spent force. A dhoby par excellence ! These Gunawardanas and Vasudevas are not worth a dust on Radhika’s feet.

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    Mayuran.

    Pl.read my comment again.Why does this cause you so much concern?

    Subhas Chandra Bose,the Indian freedom fighter was never found dead or alive.

    Simlarly VP who I am told had always been an admirer of SCB was found dead.There is I am told,a school of thought that he was not found dead.Therefore both left without a trace.The fact that both had been placed side by side is to accentuate that similarity which constitutes Logic.Apart from this there were no overtones in my earlier remark.A little bit of Humour is what keeps the world spinning!

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    I would suggest that your persistent onslaught against Dr RC should cease. I believe it’s partly due to your traditional Macho chuvanistic Srilankan attudue that is being projected through columns. Rc is a women who is admired by world for her immense knowledge in the world of. Politics. She has served in top positions in the United Nations and has travelled all over the world sorting out disputes. Surely her talents and knowledge would benefit Sri Lankan politics.

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    Why are all the comments criticizing Radhika put on top and all the comments criticizing the editor put on the bottom regardless of chronology. This is the CT fairness doctine, one gathers, Radhika Coomaraswamy is a renown international figure but like all great people rarely appreciated in their own countriy. I was in the Congo when she arrived. To see her in action would have made anyone proud,

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      Because she is going to work in Sri Lanks.

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    I’ve been checking in on this since it began since I am a fan of RC and want her on the CC but like Dharme I notice that comments against her are raised to the top. I have a response for Dilhara who only wrote recently but is now number 3- Why would someone who has been an Under Secretary General of the United Nations and been to Yale and Harvard and who comes from the Coomaraswamy family run after power and wealth in Sri Lanka’s cocktail circuit? Obviously Dilhara feels that being in Hi magazine is life’s greatest achievement. I hope the editor will place my comment after Dilhara.

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    Radhika.C lives in Glass House/s in New York and is from the creamy layer of the society as V.R.Krishna Iyer would like to comment. She is a flag holder for the Americans.She had never stepped into the poor undeveloped parts of our country.She was a thorough failure as the Chaiperson of the National Human Rights Commission.Once on a flight back from Geneva she told me that she is going to hold a conference for Asian Women about their rights at Hotel Oberoi(at that time).I told her that our poor village girls would be not in a position to come to Colombo and many of them had never been to Colombo in their lifetime.Children in conflict and Children rights is a sexy issue for the media.The so called child rights activists never csre or tslk about more than hundred thousand children from the upcountry(Tamil)working in cafes and small hotels and houses in Colombo. Colombo 7 people like Radhika can’t weep for the people or with the people.

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