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Rajapaksa, Your ‘Lotus Bud’ Will Bloom Into An Eelam

By R. Sampanthan

R. Sampanthan

I would like to put this on record because I want everybody in this country to know that it was a malicious, vicious, fallacious, false propaganda on the part of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and if you proceed with this agenda, I want to tell you, Eelam will bloom, not on account of us, bur on account of your “Lotus Bud”.  Your “Lotus Bud” will bloom into an Eelam. That is what will happen. Therefore, please resist your temptation to achieve cheap political gain by carrying on such false propaganda.

We publish below the speech delivered by Rajavarothiam Sampanthan – Leader of the Opposition on 19.02.2018:

I thought I would say a few words on this debate, Sir. People have delivered a verdict and, in a democracy, the people’s verdict must be respected. The Hon. Member who moved the Motion and the Hon. Member who seconded the Motion have referred to various matters. I think, Sir, I will primarily do a brief analysis of the result of the Local Authorities Election held on 10th of February.

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna polled 44.69 per cent of the votes cast at that election. The United National Party polled 32.61 per cent. The United People’s Freedom Alliance polled 8.90 per cent. The Sri Lanka Freedom Party polled 4.48 per cent. If one was to add the percentage of the votes polled by the United National Party, the United People’s Freedom Alliance and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, those three parties put together polled 45.99 per cent, almost 46 per cent.

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna polled 44.69 per cent, that is almost 2 per cent less than the other three parties put together.

The People’s Liberation Front – JVP – polled 6.26 per cent and the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi polled 3.06 per cent. If one was to add the percentage of votes polled by those two parties together with the percentage of votes polled by the United National Party, the United People’s Freedom Alliance and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, the total would be 55.31 per cent. So, in other words, parties opposed to the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna have polled 55.31 per cent and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna has polled only 44.69 per cent. This is indisputable. [Interruption.]

ගරු කථානායකතුමා

(மாண்புமிகு சபாநாயகர் அவர்கள்)

(The Hon. Speaker)

Please, do not disturb him. Everybody has the right to speak.

ගරු රාජවරෝදියම් සම්පන්දන් මහතා

(மாண்புமிகு ராஜவரோதயம் சம்பந்தன்)

(The Hon.  Rajavarothiam  Sampanthan)

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Election held in 2015 polled 47.58 per cent. The votes he polled at the Presidential Election in January, 2015 were more than the votes he polled now. There have been three elections in recent times; the Presidential Election in 2015, the Parliamentary Election in 2015 and the Local Authorities Election held this month. In none of these elections has former President Mahinda Rajapaksa been able to obtain more than 50 per cent.

His vote has always been below 50 per cent at the Presidential Election, at the Parliamentary Election and at the Local Authority Election. So, there is nothing to get excited about: elections are held; parties win; parties lose. The Local Authority Elections have been held and you have won. One does not dispute that fact, but the fact of the matter is that you have polled only 44.69 per cent as opposed to 55.31 per cent cast against you. So, what is there to get excited about? Nothing at all. Parliament is not constituted on the basis of votes cast at the Local Authority Elections. Parliament is constituted, – the President is elected, on the basis of votes cast at the Presidential Election – at a Parliamentary Election held for that purpose in keeping with the Constitution and the laws of this country. The Constitution and the laws of this country cannot be subverted by your claiming benefits under the Local Authority Elections to your advantage in the way you please.

I want to make a few comments, Mr. Speaker, if you permit me in regard to the nature of the propaganda that was carried on at this election. I do not want to do something controversial. But, I must refer to the fact that I was quite alarmed when, quite early in the campaign, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in the course of an election rally, said that sometimes this election would result in Tamil Eelam blooming after the election is over. The reason he gave for that was, there was a new Constitution being framed which might result in that happening.  Sir, ever since the Thirteenth Amendment was enacted in 1987 – 1988, there had been continued efforts on the parts of various Presidents and various Governments to improve the Thirteenth Amendment in such a manner as to bring about a political resolution acceptable to all the citizens in this country. During President Premadasa’s time, there was a Mangala Moonesinghe Parliamentary Select Committee Proposals which made recommendations which went far beyond the Thirteenth Amendment. During President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga’s time, there were the 2000 Constitutional Proposals brought to Parliament by no less a person than Prof. G.L. Peiris which went far beyond the Thirteenth Amendment and contained various new features in that proposed Constitution and that had been brought as a Bill to Parliament.    

Thereafter President Mahinda Rajapaksa assumed office. If he will recall his speech that he made at the initial meeting, the inaugural meeting of the All Party Representatives Committee (APRC) and the Experts Committee, he talked of maximum possible devolution. He appointed an Expert Committees that came up with the reports. There was Prof. Tissa Vitarana Committee which came up with their own report which took the Constitutional proposals much beyond the Thirteenth Amendment and that was the position. After the assumption of office of this Parliament, this Parliament was evolved into a Constitutional Assembly. As per a Resolution adopted unanimously in this Parliament with all the Joint Opposition Members being supportive of that Resolution, – none of you opposed it – there was a Steering Committee appointed. You participated in the proceedings of the Steering Committee.  None of you opposed it. None of you talked of Eelam in this Parliament. None of you talked of Eelam at the Steering Committee. You accepted it; you went along with the process. Suddenly, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa says, “There Eelam is likely to bloom after the Local Authority Elections if the people are not careful.” 

I have information, Sir, that this message was propagated amongst the innocent Sinhala people in this country. They were told, “This is a referendum for an Eelam. If you vote for the Government or if you vote for the UNP, it will result in an Eelam being created. So, do not vote for them. Vote for the ‘Lotus Bud’ ”. I am told, Sir, that particularly this propaganda was very virulently carried out in all the temples, in all the villages in the Sinhala South. This, I think, is unfortunate, Sir. I want to put on record  that my Party at this Election, in our manifesto, talked of a political solution within the framework of an undivided, indivisible, single country.

There was no campaign carried on, anyway, in the North and East which talked of division of the country. We only talked of a solution that is acceptable to our people, that is reasonable substantial power-sharing within the framework of a united, undivided, indivisible single country. That was the propaganda we carried out in all our areas and  when we did that, how dare President Rajapaksa say that Eelam could bloom after the election. This is not merely deception of the people in the South, innocent Sinhala people in the South, but it is the deception of everyone including himself.

I would like to put this on record because I want everybody in this country to know that it was a malicious, vicious, fallacious, false propaganda on the part of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and if you proceed with this agenda, I want to tell you, Eelam will bloom, not on account of us, bur on account of your “Lotus Bud”.  Your “Lotus Bud” will bloom into an Eelam. That is what will happen. Therefore, please resist your temptation to achieve cheap political gain by carrying on such false propaganda.

Thank you, Sir.

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  • 23
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    You have no shame to carry out as opposition leader, You should sit with the government and let Mahinda takes the opposition.
    Your manipulations and games does not promote harmony!

    • 48
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      srinath,
      Why should Mr Sampanthan should be ashamed? Do you know the basics? LOcal government elections are not to represent parliament. Why should Mahinda become opposition leader? Did SLPP contested parliament election? Which party Mahinda Represent? Is it SLFP or SLPP? I think ask Mahinda Rajapakse & Co to give up SLFP membership and contest for Parliament election in 2020 and then to become opposition leader.

      • 22
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        Why should Mahinda become opposition leader?

        Because he has the largest group of opposition members who really act as the opposition today! Sampanthan just sit in opposition and work for government!

        Hiding behind political party labels is shameful of speaker UNP and the TNA!

        These are the tactics used to subdue the Sinhalese hegemony!

        • 18
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          Just goes to prove your idiocy and what a sad specimen bordering the animal world that you display. Take a walk on the wild side and keep your comments to yourself.

          • 0
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            Kothapaya 2019.

        • 23
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          srinath,

          There is a law, there is constitution, there is a court. These institutions are not the same as those under Mahinda regime. The whole world know what was justice system during that time. It is Mahinda who plays tactics to avoid to face the courts.

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          s.g
          Recognized political parties form an opposition not a rag-tag bunch of thieves calling themselves with what ever name. So the argument is baseless and borders on stupidity. It will be worse of me to waste any time on that.
          Here is a thought for you to ponder, say a party wins with a huge majority and it decides to make a group of back benches numbering ONE more than the party with the second largest party in parliament. So one party will have govt and opposition.

        • 0
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          This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

          • 2
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            Percy the dated disturbed and pathetic

            Brilliant
            Thanks for keeping it brief.

      • 9
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        Ajith

        You are 100% wrong

        Opposition leader must be able to garner support from highest number of opposition MPs .
        Party names are irrelevant.

        Can Mr. Sampanthen provide it?

        LG election isn’t an issue here.

        It’s you fool, don’t know the basics.

        • 1
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          Real Revolutionist,

          Read my comments. There is a law, there is a constitution, there is a court in Srilanka. These are the legal institutions, not real revolutionist institutions. This parliament is based on 2015 elections results.There was no SLPP at this election. If you want to challenge , you can still challenge in courts. Why can’t all those MPs who contested 2015 election resign from their member of parliament and go for a re election if it is lawful. I know for Mahinda, party or country or law are not important but power.

          • 1
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            Read your comments. You are mixing up two issues…
            1- MR becoming PM
            2- MR becoming leader of the opposition

            Nobody here said that #1 should happen (government’s 2015 mandate is still valid). #2 is the real concern raised here. Yes I think #2 should happen, because it’s the right thing in a democracy. Sampathan can’t be the leader of the opposition because he does not command the largest opposition group in the parliament also he largely confined himself to issues of a single ethnicity (not characteristic of a national leader). So IMO he is clinging to power and some people (disproportionately large number of Colombo telegraph readers) try to defend him which is both sad and laughable. Sampathan in his ripe age should be self reflective and ask himself what have I accomplished for the Citizens of Sri Lanka for the last 2 years as the leader of the opposition? How many issues were debated under my leadership ? What should have been done better and how to improve myself in this regard? etc. That could have been time better spent than writing this kind of vile, destructive and divisive rhetoric. Spreading FUD and tribalism is not in the job description of the leader of the opposition.

            Please don’t let mental fog due to anger (caused by defeat of UNP/Yahapalanay) cloud your judgement.

          • 0
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            Ajith

            “This parliament is based on 2015 elections”

            As a matter of fact

            But a part of the ruling party are seated in opposite side, so to your understanding where do they belong?

            They’re called JO themselves

            If this JO members aren’t faithful to party leadership why can’t they be sacked & appoint loyalists to the party & strengthen the government?

            What’s happened is that they’ve left the government & no longer members of the government so they belong to the opposition & they make the strongest opposition group & what’s wrong in making one of them the leader of opposition?

            There’s no big game here to go to courts but a man without majority opposition support sitting on leader of the opposition chair.
            Ridiculous.

        • 0
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          Sampanthan, do you stand for Tamil Elam or Srilanka?

          Looks like Tamil Elam is an orphan again.

      • 5
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        Uh oh…, but but.. Ajith Mr. Sampanthan is government’s third wheel. If he is not that and is the real leader of the opposition he better fricking act like one. For the love of god please explain me how one could be the leader of the opposition by not lifting his ass on national issues. This dude better be ambassador of race relationships instead, because that’s the only thing he seem to be interested in.

        BTW Sampathan doesn’t even command the largest group in the opposition.

        • 1
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          Only project Sampanthan have in mind is new constitution and Peelam project!
          These are the enemies of the Tamil people, deceiving them , feeding them hatred and disunity!

    • 19
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      srinathan.gunaratnam

      Shameless Dr Mahinda (LLD + PhD X 3) should have resigned SLFP and started his own party then claim the right to be the opposition leaders. Half of SLFP is in government and enjoying all kind of perks and privileges while the other stupid half is behaving like Homer Simpson. JO benefited from having the cake and eating it too. Its time Dr Mahinda (LLD + PhD X 3) resign from SLFP and join his kid brothers party.

      Back-boneless Sirisena should have kicked the 40 or so Homer Simpson out of his party into wilderness. It is not too late to sack the 40 stupid Homer Simpsons JO .

      • 1
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        Dumb NAtive Veddo: Do you remember how you saud Mahinda Rajapakse was doing that. HE kicked the butts of LTTE. and became a War criminal. YOu stupid Tamils ot ??.

        • 6
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          srinathan.gunaratnam

          What is the smart ass waiting for?
          Its not too late, let him and his fellow crooks resign from SLFP contest fresh elections for their seats and then stake a claim the office of Opposition leader.

        • 10
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          Jim softy Dimwit

          It was VP and Hindia that kicked the s**t out of LTTE.
          The stupid unemployable gamay youth unnecessarily died for the mistakes of their arrogant, stupid, crooks.

          Those 29,500 youth who died in the armed forces should have been trained in various productive skills and sent to work rather than trained to kill. You lazy bum gloat as if your leaders fought the war or their children sacrificed their for the country.

          You ought to be ashamed of yourself for Dr Mahinda bribing VP to win his first presidential elections. You should be grateful to VP who was the only one in the last 500 years protected your bogus sovereignty from the Hindians. Now you can go and sleep.

          • 1
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            Dumb native Vedda: I knew Tamils always killed Tamils. did you involve in Manamperi killing ?

            • 3
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              Jim softy the dimwit

              You should have asked Lieutenant A. Wijesuriya, Somawansa Amarasinghe another public racist just like you , ….

          • 0
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            If a bribe is not accepted, then it’s no go. It took ten years to see this. The same people who blame the overpayment official for taking the bribe, and possbily asking for the bribe, don’t blame the bribe giver, the general public at all.

            Of course we have no proof of this.

            The other question is why did not Ranil bribe the LTTE? Surely the UNP has more money ?

            But the presidential elections in 2004 were not democratic, we can agree on that.

      • 1
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        Yes it was the mistake he did supporting SLFP in 2015, If he created the pohottuwa then, We would have a proper opposition!
        Slfp would be limited to the thieves who has joined the UNP!

        • 14
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          What clean guys the rajapakses were. We all.know how these shits robbed the country blind. Need to get your head examined . will be a good specimen for the idiots museum.

          • 1
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            Pal joey

            Ooooh
            people have been waiting to see him prosecuted so he’s still innocent & clean, that’s the problem here so people voted him.

            Whose fault?

          • 0
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            You may “know”, pal, but we have no proof. Of course proof could be made up.

      • 1
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        Native Veddha,

        Did Maithreepala resign from SLFP when he was contesting as the joint candidate?

        • 0
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          Shenal

          There you’re

          So how could MS claim to the position of SLFP boss.

          SLFPers must protest.

    • 14
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      Rajapakshes nature is, just grins, but doing the other way around on your back.

      That hs been the nature of him… some would not even consider the bugger as honest.

      If a man is set deafeated, he has to leave other to do the job. That is the fundements that politicians should know.

      But balligeputhas of Rajapakshes nature, just stay becoming jokers. This man would never end up as a honest person.

      • 3
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        Mahinda Rajapakshe is a very good actor/humbug. Even though he is genuinely not patriotic/nationalist (we have seen how he, his close relatives and his cohorts abused the country’s wealth), he knows very well how to act like one (very crooked). He is also known as the people’s president/leader because he knows the art of fooling the masses (carrying the children, extending both hands to appease the old people, etc.), he is extremely good at acting like a real father of the nation and an expert in hoodwinking not only the masses but to all those whom he gives promises (false promises). He is a double tonged leader who can never be trusted. His two brothers and his sons are even worse than him.

        On the other hand, Ranil Wickramasinghe is straight forward (not an actor) and does not know anything about public relations or rather, he does not know how to fool the masses. Even on a stage, he will wear his western attire and sit with the legs crossed (don’t care type) showing disrespect to the public (not intentionally). He may be cunning at politics but he does not know how to appease/attract the people. Even after losing around 30 odd times, Ranil has never learned how to hoodwink the masses. Even though he is clean (not corrupt), he has a habbit of protecting his corrupted close friends (mostly Royalists). If UNP wants to win future elections, it desperately needs not only cunning but also a crooked leader (like Mahinda) who knows how to be a good actor in front of the masses (an expert in fooling the masses), an expert in playing to the gallery, a double tonged backstabber. Either Ranil should learn these crooked tricks from Mahinda and apply it in full scale or quit giving the UNP leadership to a genuinely patriotic/nationalist looking actor/crook.

    • 12
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      Srinath, you should have checked your anatomy soone rthan later.

      Mahinda Raja or Jarapaskeh is a member of SLFP
      Mr Sirisena is also a member of SLFP

      So even grade 5 year boy or girl would see, OPPOSITION leader can become a person of an opposition party.

      What do you say now ?

      Srinath, i dont mind you keep eating his extrements, but be rational thinker is no easy task.

      • 1
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        Stop hiding behind party labels, There is no democracy without a viable opposition!
        Keep delaying the elections! Another tactic by the gon palane!
        Chickens!

        Wait till the next presidential election, It is just two years away!
        Sinhalese are not going to fall into the trap set up by US and India axis!
        We will write out destiny to be worse or better!

        • 6
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          I will some punnaku to Srianath.

          At least then he would start sensing.

          How on the earth opposition leaders will get elected from ruling parties ?

          These low lives seem not the basics.

          They just want their perks to be paid by electing their HORAGEDIYA.

          Horagediaya would have face it now or later. My wish is, within 3 months HOragediya and his clan to be beheaded.

          If not LAW, the nature should stand against Horagediya

          • 0
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            Sama,

            Why can’t the opposition to be formed by ruiling parties? JVP did that in 2007. So did the UNP members in 2007.

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              Shenali

              I know it is difficult to think think rationally while you are sitting on your brain if you have one. What exactly are trying to type here in this forum?

          • 0
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            In 1994, there was a UNP president and a SLFP prime minister. The opposition leader was correctly held by UNP

    • 11
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      srinath:

      Of course, you and MaRa are champions of harmony and the people of Sri Lanka are singing all the way to the moon. Looks like you just escaped from a mental asylum.

    • 8
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      Before u write this crap take a lesson in constitutional law u idiot.

      • 0
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        Pal joey
        There’s nothing to do with constitution, if JO is a part of ruling party why should they sit on opposition side & be called JO?

        There’re instances that MPs become opposition members & move to opposite side & were considered opposition members.

        Why can’t the ruling party sack them & appoint loyal people as MPs & strengthen the government?
        What’s this mess?

    • 7
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      srinath you must know what you are talking about. This was not a parliamentary election and more importantly Mahindas party didi not win its Basils party which mahinda campainged for which won. MR without realising is in a soup now. JO is not a party. That is a group of theives led by MR, Thunesh and Booruwansa. The best thing JO should have done was to contest under UPFA at the local election, after forcing UPFA to dissociate from the unity government. Read todays Basils interview, he clearly states that they (SLPP) is going to contest the future elections. Who won this election is Basil and who lost is MR and GR. There is a very high possibility that Banda’s SLFP will be wiped out (by Rajapaksas SLPP) … thats what MR also will want at his end times

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      What you say is ridiculous Mr. Sampanthen.

      MR’s party received highest votes so it’s democratically ethical to accept it.

      Then you say there’re more votes against MR’s party & attempt to degrade that victory.

      If opposing votes are calculated, opposing votes for UNP, opposing votes for SLFP, & opposing votes for other parties including your one.

      You can easily find the least opposing votes have been received by MR’s party.

      Mr R Sampanthan, don’t ridicule the people who elected you to represent them.

      It’s crystal clear that the main opposition in the parliament is MR’s party now so without uttering nonsense please be democratic to give opposition leadership to MR’s party & work together with him for the betterment of the people without having racial attitude towards him.

      There’re allegations against them so you enjoy every right to prosecute him & we ungently require you to push RW as well for prosecution in bond scam issue.

      • 1
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        You’re not a Revolutionist. You’re just a silly, Mr. I’m Always Right with a bag full of folly.

        If you don’t know what you talk about, please read what others say

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          Amila W

          Thank you for your proposal but if JO is still SLFP & part of ruling party why should they be allowed to sit on opposition side in the house?

          Take them to sit in govt. side.

          Where’s silliness & folly? In me or in you?

      • 1
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        Look at Tamils’ nature. They want too subdue Sinhala people’s real and just political representation. They think they can subdue Sinhalas with India and west’s help. The last time they got India’s help the Jaffna women were raped by Indians. Everytime they tried to subdue Sinhalas that attempt backfired burning them.

    • 0
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      Tamils have been begging for 70 years for a political solution from Singhala politicians. They got nothing but wind.
      Please keep begging.
      Vel Gotha Vel Vel!

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    R.Sampanthan, we have heard your threats for number of decades. We just treat them as an unpleasant fart.

    In the parliament between 1979-1982 when gover ministers accused TULF parliamentarians for aiding tamil terrorism and a group called LTTE , you people flatly rejected that. If you go through hanzard records it is clear. You and many other Tamil parliamentarians said there was nothing called LTTE and there was no Tamil terrorism. That was before 1983 even after LTTE had killed more than fifty Tamil policemen. That is your history.

    Before 1983 you supported LTTE terrorism and did not even acknowledge its existence even after it had killed people. After that you openly supported LTTE, you went on record calling LTTE as the sole representative of Tamils. I remember TNA mps roaring that this was the last peace talks and threatened the gov way back in 2002. Fortunately for SL, Rajapaksas became rulers and treated them the way they deserved.
    You did this while enjoying the benefits of a parliamentarian.
    So we are used to your threats. And we know how to handle the like of you.

    At this moment you have hijacked opposition leader’s post when you have simply 16 parliament seats. If you have any decency left, give that to the most deserving person without holding on to it.

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      sach:

      Surely Sampanthan did not force himself to sit in the opposition’s chair with a gun in one hand and the human rights charter in the other . That is often the rhyme recited by your uncle MaRa. Well, donkeys like you should find out how your uncle can use his charm to dupe the constitutional assembly to play to his tune.

      • 0
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        We all know Sampanthan is too frail even to lift a gun. I was saying he is holding a position that does not belong to him. Working as government’s agent and holding on to opposition leaders position without a mandate to do that. There is no longer a constitution council. You can wait as long as you like. But ask that old man to give the position to its real owner.

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          sach:

          You are still running around in circles. What mandate are you blabbing about? It is as if he grabbed the chair. This is all politics and in that game, there were some who wanted to keep MaRa out and it was done very “tastefully”, much to the dislike of MaRa. He and his party were in disarray and the rats were all scattered everywhere and running in different directions. Come on, this is what SL politics and don’t feign indifference nor ignorance. MaRa had his clownish days and his antics are well-known. Sampanthan did not come through the back door and he need not have to leave through the back door. If there is a reason and a way to get your uncle MaRa in, why go around with a sour face. Take that step to just do it.

          • 0
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            what mandate? In 2015 a 47 lakh people gave a mandate to UPFA against the new constitution, geneva treason. Again in 2018 the people gave a mandate against these things. This government does NOT have a moral right to govern the parliament should be dissolved and people should be given the right to exercise their vote again in a GE. That is the correct step.

            You tamils like to rob others ryt?

            Sampandan was NOT given a mandate to hold the opposition leader’s post. That post belong to a 47 lakhs of people who voted against the UNP and its policies. So ask that old Sampandan to at least play by rules even when he is close to his death bead without trying to rob what belongs to others as he did during his pathetic existence.

            This is NOT politics this is day light robbery.

            Mara is playing the politics tastefully if you were following what is happening in SL. what happen to your constitution? your geneva? what has happened to it? Isnt Sumanthiran running all the way from CMB to geneva to complain it is not being done and crying. Well ask that old man Sampandan to give the post to the correct person….otherwise within few years, Pohottuwa will have UNP for lunch, SLFP for dessert, JVP to wipe out hands after lunch and of course TNA as toilet tissue…..mind it

      • 0
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        No it is all part of a big plan to reduce the political power of the majority!

    • 3
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      sach the stupid

      “We just treat them as an unpleasant fart.”

      Yet you enjoy them as recreational drug.

      “If you go through hanzard records it is clear. You and many other Tamil parliamentarians said there was nothing called LTTE and there was no Tamil terrorism.”

      If you have seen or possess copies of these Hazards could you scan them and sent them to CT who will kindly forward them to me.

      • 0
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        You are simply a waste of space..

  • 20
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    Rajapaksa will do all at his disposal to get out of the charge that he is a robber, killer swindler and all. He should be disposed of with all his retinue.

  • 24
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    Well Said. Mr. Rajavirodiam Sambandhan. Thank You.

  • 21
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    Dear Sampanthan,
    It is an excellent analysis of the recent local government election and the current status of politics. I always highlighted the danger of Mahinda Rajapakse to this nation and people. His propaganda is venomous. He is an opportunistic politician who will destroy this nation for his own benefit. That is why we people united together to get rid of him from the power. Most of the Sinhalese people who still support him are poor innocent rural people who can manipulated easily by his lies. He lied to the Sinhalese people, he lied to the Tamils, he lied to the international community. It is sad that some so call educated, talented people like GL Peries, Dr Vithanage, Dr. Dayan Jeyatilake, Vasudeva still in support of anti-Tamil, anti-Muslims stand of Mahinda? Are they not ashamed of white van abduction & murder of number human rights activists, journalists and politicians of Mahinda regime?

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      “I always highlighted the danger of Mahinda Rajapakse to this nation and people.”

      He was a danger to whom when he was trying to get rid f the LTTE? Exactly?

      So if people support a party you dont like they are stupid. Sounds like an old lie to me.

  • 22
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    excellent speech
    hope the english and sinhala newspapers publish it
    fully exposes the racism of the slpp and duplicity of its leader

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      Sadly, people believe what they want to believe. If Rajapakse says to the average Sinhala Buddhist that 1+1=3 then they will believe in it. There is no point arguing with logic and facts to win over an uneducated/racist people, they think with thier heart, not with thier brain.
      FUTILE = Sri Lankan politics, SL will not be going anywhere good anytime soon, it is caught up in a vicious cycle, a cycle that seems unbreakable. Intelligent people should simply get out of the country and let the idiots to rot in thier own shit. It’s a lost cause. Thittha Aththa.

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    You are absolutely right Mr Sampanthan. MaRa and Gota want Ealam again to make mega commissions from arms deals as they did in the past. In fact, Mara and Gota never wanted to finish Ealam war even earlier. In 2009, they had no choice, but to cave in to the pressure from Army commander Sarath Fonseka and rank and file to finish the ealam war.

    With LTTE, Mara, Gota, Basil trio can do a lot of other things to perpetuate their grip in power and make money. Can you remember, how MaRa funded LTTE to disrupt polls in North and East in the recent past and how GoTa pocketed in millions of dollars in commissions from purchasing discarded Ukrainian war planes. Poor Lasantha Wickramasinge, Ekneligoda, and other journalists such as Fredrita Janz and critics had to pay for investigating these corruptions.

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      Nimal,

      Oh yes yes. The army commander was the most powerful man back then. Why don’t you think of the navy in this situation. If Mahinda had told them to stay in the harbors then it would have opened a whole new front for the LTTE to escape.

      If MaRa and Gota wanted to keep the war, they would have done it very easily. Even the Western nations intervened to stop the war so that LTTE could start negotiations. Mahinda could have done it and avoided the UNHR allegations.

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    Every 10-15 years there is a change of guard. A new generation and a new consciousness takes over. Old guys like Ranil and Sampanthan are types who fail understand that the nothing is permanent. Politicians like everyone else comes and goes.
    Wijayweera and VP grew up in the 60’s and 70’s when there was worldwide revolts. This influenced them to take up arms.
    The Sri Lankan demographics have shifted to the below 40’s. Who are the most informed generation. Modern technology has also made people passive, greedy and lethargic. Tamils youth are not going to wage another war. The moment has passed. But Tamils will keep asking for their pound of Flesh and the diaspora will keep talking it up.

    The Sinhalese of Ceylon and The Aryan Theory ( 1961 )
    Letters of a Tamil father to his son
    Samuel Livingstone

    ” His final conclusions are that the Sinhalese are a Dravidian race, who never came from outside, but have been occupying this island from time immemorial, and that their language too has been Dravidian from the very beginning. ”

    Dr. Subramanian Swamy : ( 2003 )
    The word Dravidian is, for example, a Sanskrit word. It was first used by Adi Sankara, in reply to a question by Varanasi scholar Mandana Mishra as to who he was. Sankara replied that he was a “Dravida sishu”, meaning a child of where the three oceans (the Arabian sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean) meet. The British-paid historians, however, made Dravida into a race. Similiarly, “Arya” in Sanskrit denoted a gentleman (in Tamil: Aiya), but these historians made Arya into a foreign race from Europe who had come racing down the Khyber Pass to defeat the Dravidians. And thus India came to be propagandised as a two-race state..

    The British imperialists had wanted an instrument to divide and rule in the south, and seized on the fallacious Aryan-Dravidian theory propounded by East India Company-paid historians..

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      Once again a memorable speech by one of SL Parliament’s finest speakers and ablest legal minds. How many Sinhalese remember the Rajapakse Brothers contributed to the treasury of the LTTE during the “War” through cheap and unprincipled bribery – calculated to bring them electoral victory. If the Sinhala Southern voters had brains they would have insisted in the Rajapakse Brothers receiving maximum punishment for treason. The shrewd Rajapakses calculate well the Sinhala voter has a short memory span and could be fooled, manipulated easily and won over cheaply.

      R. Varathan

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        R. Varathan

        “How many Sinhalese remember the Rajapakse Brothers contributed to the treasury of the LTTE during the “War” through cheap and unprincipled bribery – calculated to bring them electoral victory.”

        Immediately after the end of war Dr Gotabhaya and his goons recovered more than they invested in LTTE in cash and jewelry. The must have made a neat profit.

        ” If the Sinhala Southern voters had brains they would have insisted in the Rajapakse Brothers receiving maximum punishment for treason.”

        Whether the Sinhala people have brain or not Dr Mahinda has a permanent vote bank which is ready to back him through rain or shine. They see him as the only hero who had beaten up the Demelas from which they will never recover. This gives them a sort of sadistic pleasure. The pro Dr Mahinda voters take gleeful delight in discussing the war and how their liberators liberated their “Land” from the Demelas.

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          Dear Native V

          In the present complex times, there are many forces, both local and foreign, working on the SL political imbroglio. Pretty savvy as you are, do you concur Sarath F may be working on a parochial programme of his own to avenge that Presidential Election which he swears was his legitimately. His political enemies – one time buddy buddies – are wetting their underwear in that terrible fear of Fonny getting into a position where the uniformed forces come under him. He has backing from many quarters, including a large number of the suffering people in many parts of the country – from the lower castes. If he is placed in a position of executive strength very little doubt he will settle accounts with The Family. That will be the day say some.

          R. Varathan

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      Niro:

      So, all these donkeys have become experts in Tamil history. By the way, what is the use of blabbing about what happened hundreds or thousand years ago. Essentially is burning now, and you are talking about some dead story. I am willing to offer you a flute to gleefully and ignorantly play while Sri Lanka is burning down.

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      Niro
      You are playing (albeit very badly) the Subramanian Swamy fiddle while we burn.
      By the way, the same Swamy theorised that India’s problems will be solved if non-Hindu Indians are disenfranchised!

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      “The word Dravidian is, for example, a Sanskrit word”

      its an example?

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    If the opposition leader’s allegations are true that Mara was peddling racism and reinventing Eelam to the congregation in the temp;es and to the villagers , and if this is what Dr Dayan Jayatillke refers to as Mara’s strategy then Sri Lanka is doomed yet again.

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    Best way to avoid creation of Eelam is to do Indian and US bidding. US covets Trincomalee. If Ranil is President, he will give it and merge with India. That way we avoid a war. If MR’s party takes over in 2020, USA will instigate violence and arm the Eelam boys and carve out Eelam.

    As it is now, there are over 62,000 illegal immigrants and workers from India, and Nepal in Sri Lanka on various projects. They are the spies for India. China also has workers in Ceylon. They spy for China. China is unable to logistically come to help Sri Lanka in case of an Indian invasion by sheer proximity and superiority of Indian and US weapons.

    Best bet for Sri Lanka is to make Ranil President to avoid Eelam. There were CIA connections to his family in the past. US will not allow MR’s party to win. They will resort to destabilizing Sri Lanka if MR wins. Do we want that?

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      Why would India invade/annex Sri Lanka, please explain to us… because your whole frigging argument is based on that premise.

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    Samanthan,

    If you want you can take Tamil people on a path of violence for destruction as same as S,J,V, Chelvanayagam did it since 1933 until annihilation of terrorist LTTE and its leader Prabhakaran.
    Hope that you may learn the lesson not to challenge the Territorial intergrity, Sinhalese Buddhist Fabrication of Sri Lanka by asking non existing and unrealistic demands of Elam, federalism, Police and Land powers to Northern Province as there is no traditional homeland and specific problems to a particular race in this country as all the problems are common to all the masses of Sri Lanka.and very much economic in nature and therefore, you and TNA proxies of Terrorists LTTE could think as Sri Lankan and give your time rather wasting for Economic development of the area in particular and Sri Lanka as a whole.
    If you like to challenge or wish to do, you can do, but, remember the fate will as same as LTTE and Prabhakaran as its leader.
    We are confident that you or TNA or any other may not be able to fool the Tamil people anymore as they are really enjoying the freedom over there and their children happily going to schools without cyanide capsule around their neck and now competing nationally in education to come with great success.

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      Nimal:

      Are you people really dumb or playing dumb? This charade was started by a phony joker called MaRa who, in his crooked mind, knew and believed that he can count on stupid Sinhalese to believe his story and stared his characteristic lying with the Eelam story. A donkey like you, if you even a little sense, and expecting common sense from guys like you will be a tad too much, will know that all Tamil parties went to the ground on the platform of an undivided, indivisible, single country. So, if you want to continue to play the fool’s card that is your choice but MaRa is nothing but a hoodlum who is a venomous snake of a politician who will go to any length to keep the races divided in the country, just for him to be in power. So, take a hard look at yourself in the mirror if at all you have even a little sense.

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        Jansee,

        We don’t need indivisible, undivided, single country bullshit. Why can’t Sambandan accept the unitary form of this country? It was a unitary state before and it will be a unitary state in the future.

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    Why Tamils want ‘Thamil Eelam’ in Sri Lanka where there are only about two million Tamils scattered all over the country while there are about 60 million Tamils in Tamil Nadu which is the real hameland of Tamils.

    According to D.B.S Jeyaraj (Separate Tamil State Demand Abondaned by DMK After 16th Constitutional Amendment Bans Secessionism in India, http://dbsjeyaraj.com/)
    “Thamizhan Illaathaa Naadumillai. Thamizhanukkendroru Naadumillai”
    (There is no country without Tamils. There is no country for the Tamils) is a saying in Tamil that vividly illustrates the angst felt by the more nationalist sections of Tamils about the lack of a country of their own – an Independent sovereign self-governing Tamil state!

    The southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu meaning Tamil Land or Tamil Country is home to more than 60 million Tamil speaking people. It stands to reason therefore that if the Tamils do want to establish a separate state of their own, the best and correct choice would be for Tamil Nadu to declare independence and secede from the Indian union.

    Although there was a flourishing Tamil secessionist movement in India at one time, the Tamil separatist demand is now virtually extinct in India. The primary factor which contributed to this state of affairs was the pragmatic conduct of the Dravida Munnetrak Kazhagham(DMK) which abandoned the secessionist demand when separatism was banned through the 16th Amendment to the Indian Constitution.”

    Tamils in Tamil Nadu do not have guts to fight against Aryans in the north and declare Tamil Nadu a separate state.

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      Eagle Blind Eye

      “Why Tamils want ‘Thamil Eelam’ in Sri Lanka where there are only about two million Tamils scattered all over the country while there are about 60 million Tamils in Tamil Nadu which is the real hameland of Tamils.”

      Could you tell us as to why Sinhala/Buddhists want Sri Lanka exclusively for themselves where there are only 21 million people scattered through out the island when there are nearly 255 million of their cousins living in their ancestral homeland Southern States of India?

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        Native Veddha,

        Sinhalese want Sri Lanka exclusively because their ancestors have made this island to be what it is today. From Anuradhapura to Colombo you can see the handy work of the Sinhalayas to prove it.

        Well Veddha can you point out exactly where Sinhalese live in India? Who speaks Sinhala and practice Sinhala cultural activities while worshipping Buddha. Can you do that?

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          Shenali

          “Sinhalese want Sri Lanka exclusively because their ancestors have made this island to be what it is today.”

          The problem is not with Sinhalese who are just like their fellow Tamil kallathonies from south India. Please tell us about the island, what it is now and how you managed to arrive there.

          ” From Anuradhapura to Colombo you can see the handy work of the Sinhalayas to prove it.”

          Mostly artisans were brought from South India.
          Even as recently as in 2013 the rock-cut Samadhi Buddha statue at Rambadagalla was carved out of rock by South Indian a team of Sculptures, under the guidance of Master sculptor Muthiah Sthapathi:
          Read the article:

          A lasting symbol of communal harmony
          Wednesday, 1 July 2015
          http://www.ft.lk/article/439491/Www.aquavista.lk

          Go thank Master sculptor Muthiah Sthapathi and his crew. Go thank late Deivanayagam Eassuwaren who facilitated the entire project.

          Why are you so stupid, ignorant, dumb ass?
          We know why, you don’t have to explain.

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            Native Veddha,

            Sinhalese are not just like Tamil Kallathonies but with the rest of human population. So, in this regard Sri Lanka must belong to the every person on this earth.

            Tamil Kallathonies lived in their respective homeland in Tamilnadu. Sinhalese lived in their respective homeland in Sri Lanka. Why so the Kallathonies want parts of Sri Lanka for themselves just because they arrived during the Dutch imperialist era?

            Who cares about the artisans? Artisans didn’t come to Sri Lanka for settle. They came here because they were paid to do so. In this regard Dubai must belong to Indians. Am I correct?

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      Eagle Eye,

      Sri Lanka was originally a Siva Boomi (sacred land of Saivate Tamils). Saivaism was the original religion of both South India and Sri Lanka and Saivate Tamils were the original natives of Eelam (the original name of the island). Recent discoveries of Siva temples and Saivate Tamil villages buried in the Anuradapura area is further proof that Northern territory (including Anuradapura) was occupied by Saivate Tamils in the ancient past.

      The newly imported philosophy (Buddhism) from North India has become the foremost religion of Sri Lanka today replacing its original religion (Saivaism). The Lion symbol what we see in the Sri Lankan National flag is also the North Indian Lion (Sri Lanka never ever had any Lions) that was exported to Sri Lanka along with Buddhism by Emperor Asoka of India. The people who call themselves Sinhala-Buddhists are converts (they were originally Saivate Tamils).

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    class speech –MR should feel ashamed to incite the people

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    Sampanthan spreading FUD to stay relevant and keep his position in a world where Trump doesn’t care and Mr. clean got caught pants down.

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    Mr. Sambanthan lost the elelction big time. IT is douglas and EPDP who won it and caught the grounds. So, that is a big acheivement. UNP lost because Ranil was really unpopular among voters. Even JVP says now we know UNP too we will not help them. Anyway, NOW, Mr Sambanthan is using the Tamil Tribalism to get his voter base back. but EDPP’s win say that is not so. If MAithripala Sirisena is thoughtful, HE should understand Mahinda rajapakse is not a worry. At present he is just MP. But, if all SLFP, UPFA and SLPP voters base is collected, with good polcies he Can win the govt easily. Maithripala should not think as he lost as people say. but the Protest vote against UNP made some good gains. IT is the same thing with TNA. Probably it is a protest vote from Tamils too for aligning with UNP. that is why NA is sitting alone now. If EPDP build on this, if the govt helps EPDP, Dalit Tamils cangain over Vellalas and they can ha=have a peaceful life. govt should not allow TNA gain because TNA makes Dalits lose and suffer. Southern society, the govt etc., can hlep the Dalits. govt should help EPDP. Help is by buiding schools, jobs, govt offices etc., and introducing them into the Mahapola Lottery.

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      Jim softy the dimwit

      ………………………………2011……………….2011……………..2018……….. 2018
      UPFA/SLPP——–4,821,203 56.45%……..4,968,762—–44.69%
      SLFP———————————————1,487,960——13.38%
      UNP—————–—2,710,222—-31.73%—–3,625,510——32.61%
      TNA—————–— 255,078——2.99%——–339,675——3.06%
      JVP—————–—-242,502——2.84%——–695,523——6.26%

      TNA share of votes have increased from 255,078 to 339,675 A NET INCREASE OF 84,597 WHICH IS 33.00%.

      I suggest you do refrain from and avoid statistical and mathematical inferences.
      Thanks.

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    I heard TNA is asking the govt not to give Minister posts to EPDP as well as opportunities in the Local council. govt should not be stupid.

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      Jimy the dimwit

      “I heard TNA is asking the govt not to give Minister posts to EPDP as well as opportunities in the Local council. govt should not be stupid.”

      You hear many voices in your head. We do not want to read all of them.
      Did you realise local government is run by local Councillors and not directly governed by the central government.

      What is the purpose of conducting local government elections and then letting the stupids from Colombo to manage local affairs?

      Stupid is as stupid types.

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    Are there any MPs from SLPP in parliament?

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    Mr. Sambanthan: There is a saying in Sinhala: You may lie with your mouth but your Tongue do not lie. YOu have proved it here. YOu are still the same old LTTE – Proxy – tiger. TNA is politically bankrupt and the only way they know is to stir Tribalism to win votes and speread tribalism all over the world in UN and else where. You are supporting foreign interference in Sri lanka. Govt should tell Tamil it is the TNA that creates more problems for tamils and explain what Sampanthan is doing by bad mouthing Sri lanka to foreign countries. They are waiting to use it. What is the meaning of thamilakm Arasu KAdachchi ?

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    Mr. Sampanthan, Really! You think insulting the intellect of the Sinhala people by your condescending remarks will work? It is that kind of thinking by your Vellala establishment that led to decades of war in that island of yours. How many of those innocent Sinhala people have you spoken to in your life time? Have any of those innocent Sinhala people tell you that Mahinda Rajapaksha asked them to vote for the Pohotuwa to prevent devolution? If you go down this path Mr. Sampanthan you can be assured that there will not be reasonable devolution of power that would be acceptable to majority and the minorities, the harder you push against Mahinda Rajapaksha stronger the Sinhala Buddhist sentiment is going to be. So give it a rest kind sir you are not helping the cause of your people.

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      wannihami:

      No amount of moderation or sanity will ever get the Sinhala majority away from a dead mindset. The Sinhala politicians have built their careers and livelihood in just doing that. You should address this kind of cheap talk to the Sinhala people. How long you idiots are going to bluff the Tamils with the “reasonable devolution of power that would be acceptable to majority and the minorities” charade? All the wasted years and the doom that stares incessantly will be kept alive as a political necessity. The good, the bad and the ugly – all rolled into one. How on earth Buddha landed on this forsaken island?

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        Jansee: IT is simply stupid if Sinhala polity considers that TNA is important. Tamil voters have spoken enough. I donot know which Tamil party whether it i EPDP or someother party won. Simply looks after Poor Tamils needs what ever their religious background. that will work. Not the satisfction of Vellala/Colombo Tamils. theywill always try to govern from colombo.

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      wannihami

      I hear there is no vacancy for the permanent post of official b***s carrier to Dr Mahinda Rajapaksa (LLD + PhD X 3).

      Try in about a years time.

      By the way what do you know about Dr Mahinda’s vote bank?

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        Mate Native, I do know about Trump’s vote bank and MR’s is just a linear projection. MR’s brain carrier? No cannot do, too heavy..gotcha mate gotcha : )

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    Hon. Sambandan

    You have spoken the truth and it is well commedable speach.

    I like tamil statesmen like you sir looking forward to find solutions within am undivided and indivisible Sri Lanka.

    May almighty bless you with ling life to serve for innocent tamil people for many more years…

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      Sampanthan has no right to accuse anyone of “racism”.
      Racism is incorporated in the party names TAMIL National Alliance, MUSLIM Congress and HELA Urumaya.
      Soma

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        somass

        A couple of years ago you came up with the same stupid example and I adequately replied to you with examples.

        Ask new questions, we will attempt to prove you a card carrying proud racists.

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        soma:

        It is this kind of silly half-baked peas that seem to the problem. This English professor wants to teach a word or two in English. The problem is he does not the difference between RACE and RACISM. How is SL going to get out of the grip of the misfits.

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          As Sinhalese Buddhists, we must really grasp the two clearly, and stick to race and work for our political power!

          Muslim writers write here for Musilim issues, Tamils write here for Tamil issues,
          Stupid Sinhalese are divided in these two stupid parties, Sooner or later we must unite these two!
          We have no one to write Sinhalese issues, Racism and race ahh!

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            srinathan.gunaratnam

            “As Sinhalese Buddhists, we must really grasp the two clearly, and stick to race and work for our political power!”

            For a start what you mean by Sinhalese Buddhists?
            Is it a group of people, a stone age Neanderthal, a primitive tribe, feudal lords, very stupid plebs, a religious cult, Lanka’s Costa Nostra, a criminal fraternity, .left overs of the public racist Aryan Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala’s illegitimate children, …… …. ?

            “We have no one to write Sinhalese issues, Racism and race ahh!”

            What do you think HLD M, Bandu de Silva, …….. Dayan, Sanja de Silva Jayatilleka, Sara Dissanayake, Chandraperuma, Shamindra Ferdinando, Malinda Seneviratne, Shenali Waduge one of the most unhappy person this island ever produced, Subramanian Swamy, SJ or Sekere, Kamal ass Gunaratne, Navin Dissanayake man of letters, Kamalika Pieris, S.W. Walpita , A.D.T.M.P Tennekone, A.D.V. de S. Indraratna, P.A. de Silva, P.D. Uduwela, Mrs. Lily de Silva, G.P.S.H. de Silva, Padmashantha Wickramasooriya, Laksiri Fernando, Hindu Ram, ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. last but not least Dr Mahinda Rajapaksa (LLD + PhD X 3) have been doing?

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    Sampanthar Aiya,
    Thank you for bringing out that what election was contested on. But you may remember in 2015 election after you decided to support Yahapalanaya, because they had agreed to work with you to resolve Tamils question (areas agreed- from withdrawing army, releasing the innocents… to changing constitution)Yahapalanaya released a statement saying that they had made no promise to anybody on anything. But very recently Sumanthiran, MP said that the TNA has a written agreement but never released any copies. This action was always seen by Tamils as that you and Sumanthiran MP were interested in only protecting the Yahapalanaya, but never interested reminding Yahapalanaya that they have obligation to fulfill the promise with in the expiration date, a 100 days. They kept changing their date lopsidedly, but never kept the promise. You and Sumanthiran, MP are also failing to understand that Yahapalanaya can have only dated mandates to remain in power but not forever. You too failing to realize that Yahapalanaya’s Opposition (not TNA- a partner in Yahapalanaya) will be working to unseat Yahapalanaya and make invalid the efforts you put with others to seat Yahapalanaya. Anytime the opposition has a success, the promise you obtained from Yahapalanaya becomes invalid, irrelevant of the expiration date. Here a question is arising, if you are asking opposition not to unseat Yahapalanaya, instead not asking Yahapalanaya to fulfil its promise before Opposition unseats it.

    Your statement is more worried about protecting Yahapalanaya from Opposition (a group of genocide criminals), but not reminding the Yahapalanaya about their 100 days promise for which you reciprocated to support for them. The Yahapalanaya, if it had ever given you or Sumanthiran a written agreement, now it has now fallen in a deep far below to Banda-Chelva pact. As a matter of fact your statement is not referring of Tamils problem.

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    It is only worrying the defeat of Yahapalanaya on the hand of a Genocide Criminals’ racial hate mongering.
    Your attempt seems to be straitening dog tail, which is teaching notorious person the racial harmony and ethics. Can you explain of what is the point in protecting the Yahapalanaya anymore? Why don’t let the Yahapalanaya face its own fates when it has repeatedly ignored solving Tamils problems unlike they promised to you? You still failing to understand, whether you hide your talk with Yahapalanaya or not, but the Sinhala Racist Politicians need not your acceptance to convince the Sinhala mass that you and Yahapalanaya only plotting against them but not solving Tamils’ problem. Is there any doubt the racial card Old regime used to win this election was not anything new, but something always used by the opposition the parliament, including all present Yahapalanaya elements, in various times. Isn’t you were told that is why Yahapalanaya being formed, to solve the Tamils problem, without the ruling party affected by oppositions’ ambitions to gain the power back? The News Media indicated you or TNA stayed out of the continuing internal power struggle as policy matter, but not as failure to recognize the presence of that struggle. Isn’t it obvious that from this current power struggle that the original purpose of forming the Yahapalanaya, which is to resolve the Tamils problem without ruling party affected, is no longer there and Yahapalanaya’s only object is loot as much as possible before their protectable mandate goes in limbo? As the original Yahapalanaya is no longer there and this time self-help is being formed to take over the old, can you resign from OPL so Joint Comedy Club or JVP can take it over?

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    Isn’t the New Yahapalanaya has no moral obligation for any promises given by the Old Yahapalanaya, The important point is Opposition used racial cards in local election to win. It is not on the localities where Tamil and majority community is sharing. This was used all over the south. But nowhere Yahapalanaya went and said to Sinhalese, the Tamil Eelam will flower out of Lotus Bud, not by the devolution as a solution they discussed under Steering committee draft, if they voted for Old Regime. Why didn’t they do it? Because they want to use in the next election the same card Old Royals used in this election. Let them continue their election legacy. We are not party to that. Let’s take care of their genocide crime.

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    “I want to tell you, Eelam will bloom, not on account of us, bur on account of your “Lotus Bud”

    Mr Sampanthan, let me also tell you must be dreaming to achieve what your former boss Piribakaran attempted to achieve on the account of what the former dictator or (junta leader) Mahinda Jarapaksa said .Sorry Mr. Sampanthan irrespective of similar Machiavellians including Ranil say, there is no room for Eeelam or any any other similar entities within Sri Lanka. Mahinda Jarapaksa and the gang of thieves came to prominence in the recent LG election mainly due to the UNPOPULARITY of your Darling Ranil (incidentally, he was the darling of Piribakaran too) and his gang of thieves. So do not attach much importance Mahinda’s or Ranil’s gang of thieves. Also do not think by mollycoddling the red gang of terrorists lead by Anura can help your dreams of separatism. All of your political strategies are full of holes and unrealistic in the Unitary state of Sri Lanka. just retire enjoy the the time left with your grand children is my advice.

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      Ranbandu:

      Before you go with your popcorn around, get that sticky resolution staring at SL from the UNHRC. The Tamils made mistakes in fighting against the Sinhala people for Eelam. All they should have done is to let the Sinhala politicians “slit each others throats”, politically speaking, and watch the fun from the distance. They will eventually stink and sink. Sampanthan should not have let the cat out of the bag but he being the samaritan he will always be, just let the secret slip through the fingers. You jokers can’t even manage a tiny island and in the process even murdered more than 70,000 of your own kind.

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        Hey Jansee;

        Be a Sri Lankan to talk about our national affairs. As a foreigner (acquired citizenship of another country) You do not have any right to talk about Sri Lanka. We do not decide our national affairs and policies according to UNHRC. So comedown from imaginary Tamil nation and continue to enjoy your gin and tonic or the cheap whiskey and let us sort out our national issues.

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        Jansee,

        Atleast we have a place to call home. What do Tamils have? Nothing right. First carve out a home land in India before coming to Sri Lanka. The whole world knows Tamils are without a backbone. That is why even North Indians don’t take Tamils seriously.

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    Harping on pre LTTE proposals where Sinhala leaders and intellectuals attempted maximum accommodation for Tamils is a waste of time. We live in post LTTE era where existential parameters of Sinhala Buddhists are more clearly defined. Sinhalese should never forget that the Tamil political class was not satisfied even with RW-VP agreement and decided to go for the final Vaddukoddai objective regardless of the cost in blood. Further physical relocation of Tamils living in Sinhala majority areas into North East in order to make way for a Tamil homeland has not yet come up for discussion.
    Soma
    P.S.: Is it incorrect to say 55% of the voters have rejected SLPP, 94% voters have rejected JVP and 97% of the voters have rejected TNA?

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      somass

      “We live in post LTTE era where existential parameters of Sinhala Buddhists are more clearly defined.”

      The people of this island are going to live in post Dr Mahinda era.
      I am not so sure how you are going to survive Hindutva era?

      “P.S.: Is it incorrect to say 55% of the voters have rejected SLPP, 94% voters have rejected JVP and 97% of the voters have rejected TNA?”

      As far as I know 55%>45%.
      If you thought 45%> 55% then of course I am not going to challenge your intelligence which was not a problem for me.

      Are you saying because 45%>55% Dr Mahinda should be appointed, the president, Prime minister, the Opposition Leader, Defense Minister, the Finance Minister, ………………………………………………………..
      the Governor of Central Bank, Chairman and CEO of De la Rue Lanka Currency and Securities Print (Pvt) Ltd, …………………………………………….?

      Well I have no objection. if you believe 45% > 55%.

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        NV
        In a parallel universe where 3% are demanding 33% 45% > 55%.
        Soma

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          soma

          “In a parallel universe where 3% are demanding 33% 45% > 55%.”

          I was also wondering if there is a way of counting the total number of noisy Sinhala/Buddhist fascist minority population. Thanks for your help.
          We have nothing to fear about the 3% of this country’s Sinhala/Buddhist fascist population.

          My apologies for the delay in creating your Sinhala/Buddhist fascist ghetto.

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    An excellent speech. This speech should be published in all news papers. If the speech is followed the political problem in SL will be solved.

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    Mr. Sambanthan: We should Hindu Tamils but not Vellahla Tamils.

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      correction: We should help NON-VEllala – HIndu Tamils.
      Mr. Sambanthan: I heard some of the foreign books received in the Jaffna Library are said to be the translations of Tamil books that were in the Jaffna Library. but the history books is uncovered, it is foind to be that Tamil had tranlated Sinhala books into Tamil with the govt funds and had kept in the Jaffna Library. Some included paintings and some Tamil girls had said these paintings cannot be Tamil and only sinhala people can draw that kind of arts.So, The Tamil girls want to learn how to paint those. IF not their culture is in jeopardy. What do you say about that ? My question is why govt or sinhala NGOS do mot expose expose Tamil Treachery.

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    Mr Sampathar demanded that Dr Ranil present his New Constitution soon after the Election.
    Mr Sampathar also demanded that Dr Ranil hold the referendum before XMas.
    But Mr Sampathar has got only 3.06 % for his Vellala Party ITAK.
    I thought SL Tamil population is 15%.
    Confusing isn’t it. ?….
    I know Dr Ranil wants to create separate Homelands for the Rich and the Poor. And the Sinhalese and the Tamils and the Muslims
    The life styles of the Luxury Condo Dwellers in Colombo lead by Aloysious, Omeliya, Oneliya, and Meela, are the Bench Mark Dr Ranil has set for his loyal followers.
    Dr Ranil also want to bring in the Rich Luxury Dwellers from Hindu Land to be neighbors with the UNP Condo Dwellers .
    Sounds pretty exciting ..
    No wonder Dr Ranil scored 36% .
    And Mr Mahinda got only 44.6 % according to Mr Sampathar.
    With first hand experience I know there is no way we have 36 % Sinhala Buddhists who are in the Aloysios, or Omeliya League .
    If anything it will be less that 10 % max even in the UNP stronghold Colombo.
    Now where did Dr Ranil get the other 25%.
    I know there are 12% Muslims who are anti Rajapaksa.
    Add that to the 12 % Tamils who didn’t want Mr Sampathar’s ITAK, it make up to 25%.
    So 15% + 12% + 10% = 35%…
    Is it fair for Mr Sampathar to demand that his mate Dr Ranil create these Homelands for the benefit of only 10% of the Sinhala Buddhist and Catholic population?.
    What about Rajapaksa’s 44.6 % of their cousins who are now battling to buy even a coconut in a Yahapalanaya Shoppe..?..

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      K ASmaalam K A Sumanasekere

      When were you appointed the Wimal Weearawansa chair of mathematics?
      You must be the laziest lucky bum.

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    Sri lankan govt as well as the Southern well wishers of Hindu Tamils should support them. There should be an authority that monitor the needs of the area. That should not be limited only to Tamil areas which will evaluate and report to colombo which will prepare plans and implement those plans. there should be several such authorities which consist of Capable and motivated Professionals and do not involve politicians who play party politics. Govt should get even the help of Voluntary organizations (not INGOS or NGOs interested in political side of everything) who are really interested in solving regional problems. This should help to protect both the Tamil and Sinhala culture.

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      Percy the dated disturbed and pathetic

      Brilliant
      Thanks for keeping it brief.

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      Sorry didn’t quite catch that Percy..can you repeat?!

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