13 August, 2020

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Rajapaksa-Manmohan To Meet At BIMSTEC Before UNHRC Vote

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Indian Premier Manmohan Singh are likely to hold talks on the sidelines of an Asian economic summit next week, an Indian newspaper reported.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Singh will meet Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) summit in Myanmar next week, the Business standard said.

The meeting between the two will take place even as Sri Lanka faces a third resolution that may call for an international inquiry into war crimes at the UN Human Rights Council’s 25th Session which also opens on March 3.

India has voted in favour of two US backed resolutions against Sri Lanka at the Council in 2012 and 2013.

The Business Standard said that asked about India’s approach, Foreign Secretary Sujatha singh said it is a “delicate issue” and depends on what the text of the resolution is.

“I don’t want to jump the gun,” Singh said.

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    BIMSTEC is not a gathering of Heads of State. Even if MMS and MR make it there India may find some excuse not to engage in speaking of the
    UNHR/Geneva issues as they take the position Rajapakse has had far too
    many chances and has squandered them all. The tone and language of both the Indian External Affairs Minister and their Foreign Secretary
    suggests so far, when confronted by Lankan journalists, is that
    Sri Lanka has taken matters far too lightly so far – an opinion shared by the UN.

    Backlash

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      The prudent thing would be to send a Marriage Broker from UPFA to TN proposing Dr. Maralovin Silva to Jayalalitha. If she refuses, then Dr. MS can declare war “Edu vaalai. Vaa sangadi.”

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        No, my sources inform me Manmohan will be going and will be talking to Mahinda. Manmohan wants an assurance from Mahinda that he will not spill the beans about India’s role in the final phase of the war and its insistence on the elimination of Tiger leadership. In return Manmohan will tell Mahinda that India would ensure the resolution at Geneva will be once again just a slap on the wrist exercise to appease Tamil Nadu and western pretenders to global power.

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          What is there to spill? India used the Rajapaksas to do the dirty work! It does not matter who actually created the platform for Rakapaskas to carry out mass killings; The evidences point directly and squarely at the Rajapaksas! If anyone who will be pleading is, it will be MR; India has got MR where she wants! Soon MR will feel the sandwich effect between US/India V China.

          You guys got used to bullying the Tamils with your superiority in numbers; at least, you can now see what it is like being a minnow.

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      Mr. Singh,

      More Talks?

      More and More Talks,

      More and More and More Talks.

      Sri Lanka had more and more talks. Not much happened, but more talks.

      Did Rajiv Gandhi keep talking, before his Parippu drop?

      You can start Parripu drop II, Mr. Singh, if you have guts like Rajiv Gandhi, or like Indira Gandhi. After all, the West did the no-flu zone in Northern Iraq against the dictator Saddam Hussein, to save the Kurds. and also in Bosnia.

      Mr. Singh, what are you waiting for. More talks?

      You should read Nevile Chamberlain, The Great Appeaser.

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      The “Kiribath King” appears to be very tensed!! Well done US, God bless US…!!!

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    Wonder what our king will promise this time.

    He is famous for trying to “shape up” things

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      Not 13+,this time.It will be 13+++++++++++++

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    I suspect both Rajapakse and Manmohan have secretly arranged this meeting to find alternative ways to cheat international community. Both have blood on their hands and political situation in their respective countries are not in favor of them. If there is a change of regime, they fear the whole truth will come out and they have to face the consequences.

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      Their no blood on Indian PM hands. Just bcos MR is a common criminal who has an accusation of probably murdering the highest number of minorities, dont brand every other countries leaders the same to dilute the situation. Manmohan singh should not be meeting nor seen with such criminal leaders especially since he is representing a great country of philosophers and human beings that gave Lord Buddha, Mahatma Ghandhi, Rabindranath Tagore to the world. India is also the home for the highest number of religeons, races, languages, cultures all living together in unity and happiness unlike Sri Lanka which consists of a majority sinhalese who have been coached and ingrained in sheer racism by their leaders for shameless political survival.

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      AND RAJIV KILLERS DONT HAVE BLOOD IN THEIR HANDS… INDIA IS NO NEIGHBOR TO BE TRUSTED… YES THEY ARE POWERFUL…. BUT ISN’T USA ALSO POWERLESS.. ;)

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    “Foreign Secretary Sujatha singh said it is a “delicate issue” and depends on what the text of the resolution is.”

    Because their time is up and the majority voting is not organised by india but UK so they wont change any text. They will oblige to save Sonia/Rhaul skin in the genocide.

    The UNHRC holds regular sessions three times a year, in March, June and September. To date there have been 21 Special Sessions.

    Encourages the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and relevant special procedures to provide, and the Government of Sri Lanka to accept, advice and technical assistance on implementing those steps and requests the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to present a report to the Council on the provision of such assistance at its twenty-second session.”

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    A last good bye form Mamohan Singh as he prepare to depart from the international stage on behalf of India

    the message from Manmohan Singh will be you are srewed mate …I tried my best but you also screwed me Mahinda…

    sorry mate now its over to Jayalalitha or is it Narendra Modi?

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    Two outgoing leaders are to meet and plan their next move…
    one going to golden temple….other going to… ask Gota.

    :-)

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    Even if they talk, nothing will happen. India is finally sick and tired of Rajapakse’s word and promises. They are now only worried about their April election and impending defeat. Congress Party is so unpopular now in India and in the world too. It will vote against SL at the UNHRC resolution in Geneva and they just don’t care about Silly Lanka anymore. It’s going to be BJP’s problem handling or teaching a lesson to Mahinda & Co., Let’s watch how things are going to take shape. Changes are not going to be good for Mahinda or Lanka and no more playing the fool with BJP.

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    He will go, he will meet and he will lie.

    Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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      Well he is hardly the only one in the game doing it– right?

      TNA has sent Ananthi Sasitharan to Geneva to complain about disappearances? Do you think she will also mention about those disappearance and murders committed by her disappeared husband? I’m sure you read DBSJ who has shared some gruesome details about Elilan.

      Where is that white Dove Sumanthiran? Cannot here him speaking about Elilan’s victims.

      Lies, half truths and associating with the scum on earth are as familiar to TNA as to MR.

      Let’s not pretend that its only the Sinhala leaders that lie. Tamil leaders including TNA are no better. The only difference is TNA can hide its nakedness using diaspora money to bribe western politicians.

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    I had never head of BIMSTEC before today. The irony is that this could be one of the last BIMSTEC meetings SL attends. Post Eelam, SL will no longer have a sea frontage to the Bay of Bengal and will therefore no longer be a BIMSTEC country. They will be replaced by TE! So be sure to take plenty of photos MR. Let’s call this a farewell summit!

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      Eelam Patriot:

      Did you let the cat out of the bag?

      Next time you start writing anti-government crap about lack of democracy and what not, please cut the chase say that you are for Eelam.

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    Tamils should self immolate against this meeting.

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