27 October, 2020

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Rajapaksas Vs. Sri Lanka

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

“Patriotism is as….irrational as a headless hen.” – Ambrose Bierce (Collected Works)

Next to China, Vladimir Putin’s Russia is Rajapaksa Sri Lanka’s most reliable international friend. Nowhere has this been more evident than in Geneva this season. Moscow is at the forefront even now, opposing the US sponsored resolution and defending the indefensible record of the Rajapaksa regime.

Such unconditional support always comes with conditions.

rajapaksa-family-colombo-telegraph1Last week, the Russian Ambassador met External Affairs Minister GL Peiris with a request[i]. Moscow wanted Colombo to support Russia in the ongoing Ukraine-Crimea crisis. That Sri Lanka is in no geopolitical position to openly back Russian actions in Ukraine is unarguable; Mr. Putin has annexed the territory of a tiny neighbour, and that constitutes bad news to all little countries with big neighbours. Equally indubitably, Sri Lanka is in no position to refuse Russia anything, given the Rajapaksas’ dependence on Mr. Putin’s goodwill in Geneva – and beyond. Had Sri Lanka issued a qualified statement, Moscow in turn may have toned down its support for Colombo in Geneva. So Sri Lanka was forced to take a stand blatantly inimical to her own national interests, a stance which can boomerang on her, if someday she is faced with a real threat to her own sovereignty and territorial integrity from her giant neighbour.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa had reportedly berated his Foreign Minister for backing Russia’s naked violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity. Minister GL Peiris, whose chief interest is in keeping his job, would not have dared to remind his Master that it is thanks to Rajapaksa greed and Rajapaksa obduracy that Colombo is in no position to refuse Moscow – or Beijing – anything.

Colombo’s public backing for Russian annexation of Crimea is a clear warning of the self-eviscerating path Sri Lanka is treading under Rajapaksa rule. Almost five years after the triumphant end of the war, Sri Lanka is caught in a tangled web of crises, challenges and threats, nationally and internationally. Tragically, most of this damage is self-inflicted; or inflicted by the Rajapaksas in their short-sighted and uncompromising pursuit of familial interests.

Take the antics of the Bodu Bala Sena et al. Early this year, the Rajapaksas realised the need to keep the Muslim world in their corner until Geneva was over. So the BBS was put on cold-storage, and the country enjoyed some relative peace and quiet for more than a month. Then the Siblings unleashed the BBS again, because they needed someone to attack Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga (who is turning out to be a much better ex-president than president). Clearly no one in the SLFP was willing to do that particular Rajapaksa hatchet-job, so the saffron-enforcers were tasked with it.

Soon the Rajapaksas had another task for the BBS – attacking Minister Hakeem. Then the BBS was used to organise a Tiger-style non-voluntary Hartal in the East, against the Geneva resolution. Currently, the BBS is on rampage again, antagonising minorities, exacerbating ethno-religious disharmony and talking about the need to “rectify the ‘Hakeemfied’ judiciary, which is also stuck with the ‘Kottu roti’ legal system introduced by the white men”[ii].

Fanatics of every religion encourage and justify violence against the ‘religious other’. Their psychology and language are characterised by illogic, misinformation and ignorance, hatred and ridicule. The Rajapaksas’ use of the BBS et al will, sooner or later, alienate most Lankan Muslims and antagonise many of Colombo’s traditional Islamic allies. Thanks to familial rule, Sri Lanka will become more divided and conflicted nationally and more isolated internationally.

Our Nandikadal?

The Congress Party, facing near-certain defeat and desperate for Tamilnadu support, has taken a stance on Sri Lanka which is far more extreme than the position adopted by any Western Country. The Congress Manifesto not only supports an international investigation; it also wants that investigation to focus exclusively on Colombo’s crimes: “We will work with other countries to prevail upon Sri Lanka to ensure a credible, objective, time-bound inquiry into human rights violations and excesses committed by Sri Lankan forces during the concluding phases of the operations against the LTTE.[iii] The panic-stricken Congress Party, after years of waffling, has shifted to the other extreme, and is trying to shield the dead Tiger from even an iota of blame. By comparison, the US resolution is far more balanced and impartial; it wants to investigate alleged crimes committed by both Colombo and the Tigers from 2002 to 2009.

Incidentally the Congress Manifesto also supports the creation of “autonomous provinces, especially in the north and the east”[iv]. The exact nature of that statement is not clear, but that the Congress Party is shifting to a position which goes way beyond even 13 plus is indubitable.

The patriotic Rajapaksas, Mahinda, Gotabhaya and Basil, seems to have done what even the LTTE, at the height of its influence and acceptance in India, could not do.

The BJP Manifesto is not yet out, but the saffron party will have to offer Tamilnadu as much as or more than what the Congress did. Plus its ‘rainbow alliance’ in Tamilnadu consists of parties which are more extreme on Sri Lanka than either the DMK or AIADMK. During the celebratory press conference, after the formation of the new alliance, BJP leader Rajnath Singh said, “Under the UPA, India was not able to impress Sri Lanka to resolve the Tamil issue. The NDA will work to impress Sri Lanka as it is also in our national security interests.”[v]

The Rajapaksas are cowing about the BJP’s rejection of the Eelam call. The Siblings are clearly as uninformed about Indian realities as their Tamil counterparts, the pro-Tiger fanatics in the Diaspora, are; they cannot understand that neither India nor Tamilnadu would want a Tamil Eelam in North-Eastern Sri Lanka. But if the Rajapaksas continue in power, Delhi, motivated by national security concerns, might consider a Crimean solution to the problem created by the existence of a Chinese-pawn on its doorstep.

The Siblings need continuous Russian and Chinese support to prevent an eventual UN Security Council resolution which is inimical to themselves and their kith and kin. By subsuming national interests to familial interests (plus personal whims and fancies), the patriotic Rajapaksas are fatally undermining Lanka’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The Crimean crisis will blow away eventually. But the Crimean precedent will make the world an even more precarious place for smaller countries with larger neighbours. The only way out for Sri Lanka would be to follow a strictly non-aligned foreign policy. Instead, thanks to the Rajapaksas, we will find ourselves more and more aligned to China and Russia and less and less capable of saying no to either Beijing or Moscow, even in our own national interests.

Post-Black July, there was an immeasurable volume of goodwill and sympathy, regionally and internationally, for Tamils and their struggle. Over the next 25 years, the LTTE, with its blind-extremism and murderous-maximalism, denuded that reservoir of goodwill. Finally, the world allowed the Rajapaksas to wage a punitive war on civilian Tamils in order to defeat the Tigers. If the Sinhala-South, blinded and stupefied by patriotic miasma, fails to dislodge the Rajapaksas from power, there will be a Nandikadal waiting for Sri Lanka as well.

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    Your alter ego will release a diamentricallty opposite article soon I pressume. Its called Schizophrenia if you must know.

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      Schizophrenia is what MR regime has created among their cabinet ministers, MPs making them toothless to this day. It is proved by opposition all these days as to why opposition is seen as no recourse in today´s context of the country. Over 100 powerful special units of several ministries except finance, defence are taken over by president himself. ONE OF THEM IS NEETHIPATHI DEPT. IF THIS DEPT HAD BEEN WITHIN THE POWER OF MINISTER, HE SHOULD HAVE TO REACT ACCRODINGLY. Until shortly, I and many in our society did not get this why MINISTER of justice stayed DEAD SILENCT even if muslims were vanadalized by UPFA supporters, keeping police as onlookers aside (meaning police s become part of state brutal mechanisms). Some times men in safron constumes carried out brutal crimes in the eyes of police. No investigations, nothing like complaints were there against the brutal acts. Nor has the president (as the minister of defence) made any statements as it is the case on any other democracies. They just swallowed it as nothing was the case. Particular Minister OF justice – Hakeem to explode himself last few days made it very clear the enormous pressure that current rule exercised on him. There several other that are in obsequious mode doing nothing but enjoying new car, new appartment, new materials that offered to them by President whose son is reported to be wearting a pair of shoes costing 700- 800 dollars, not caring rural poor girls and boys that are reported to have commited suicide being unable to by a cheap slippers. Enough is enough this man in power should be removed for the sake of the nation.

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      This video link will remind you how MR regime did it…

      http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lanka-war-crimes-inquiry-doctor-varatharajah-thariajah

      We the sinhalayas must be shame on Rajapaskhes. We the srialnkens should be shame on Rajapakshes. He is threat to all of us regardless of our ethnicities. Sadam loved his nation at the beginning, but he turned to be brutal so is Rajapakshe. He does not even leave respect to former president of the country. Merciless as always been. This isthe not nature of Sinhalese. We respect all our people equally. If CBK and other leaders wanted to do the job to the manner Rajapakshe did, they could also have done it easily. No, CBK thought it should be through discussions. So did RW and others too.

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        In a COUNTRY where everyone is behaving honestly, any dishonesty constitutes a big infraction. But, in a COUNTRY where many people are behaving dishonestly, and the news is filled with stories of their infractions, even big infractions can feel small to the perpetrator.

        Dan Ariely

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        “If CBK and other leaders wanted to do the job to the manner Rajapakshe did, they could also have done it easily”

        Seriously , you cant be that naive.

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          So, you are into killing avalanche of civilians together with rebells and later deny – with zero casualties. CBK and other leaders did not intend to do so. That has nothing to being naive, but where MR regime went wrong. Dont forget the past, where civil war was at its height. In 2005, it was shortly after the ceacefire that held for few years, MR took the office. War was not born in 2005, MR grew up with the war. It was not his single magic power eleminated the ltte terror.

          similarly, will you ever agree, in the iradication of Dengue fever if PhIs would set fire to all physical constructions where those Dengue mosquitoes breed ? Surely no. So, MR´s elemination of LTTE terror was comparable to the mentioned setting fire on Dengue lagging constructions and destroy them completely as no other leader would hardly come to do so.

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      Pictures worth thosuands words <—-Tiptop – CT has placed the best ever picture to send the message across the world how our folks have been abused by this authoritarian ruler.

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        But The C T forgot to Show the Horns of Jarapassa Clan,
        That They have on their Swollen Heads!.

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          The Congress Manifesto not only supports an international investigation; it also wants that investigation to focus exclusively on Colombo’s crimes:”“We will work with other countries to prevail upon Sri Lanka to ensure a credible, objective, time-bound inquiry into human rights violations and excesses committed by Sri Lankan forces during the concluding phases of the operations against the LTTE.””
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      Tissaranee,

      “Next to China, Vladimir Putin’s Russia is Rajapaksa Sri Lanka’s most reliable international friend. Nowhere has this been more evident than in Geneva this season. Moscow is at the forefront even now, opposing the US sponsored resolution and defending the indefensible record of the Rajapaksa regime.”

      “Such unconditional support always comes with conditions.”

      Why cannot Russia and Sri Lanka have DOUBLE STANDARDS?

      After all, USA and the West have Double Standards and lie.

      Example, Israel, Iraq etc.

      It is called Self-Interest.

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        The stupid Amarasiri has spoken through his aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaass. Everyone hold your nose.

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          IDIOT navin. Speaks With his RECTUM

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        “After all, USA and the West have Double Standards and lie.”
        “Why cannot Russia and Sri Lanka have DOUBLE STANDARDS?”

        ◕ Logical fallacy – “domino effect”◕

        Preferred end result best of 2 dictators Putin/Obama be like Swiss.

        2nd largest container port in the world without the sea.-still growing.

        . (^o^) .

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      Obama mentioned couple of times about putting travel bans and foreign assets freeze (EU/USA/..) for selected top government and their families & closed allies… How good it would be if that applied to SL, Just US/EU/Singapore travel ban and asset freeze… Even so called patriotic Sinhalese or S-Buddhist monks can’t say anything……

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    I am pretty sure, [Edited out]

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      JimNutty, I am pretty sure you were edited out!

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      Once I saw a man with a large bug on his forehead. People who saw him told him about the creature on his forehead but the man insisted that there was nothing there and refused to bring his hand to the forehead to check if what others were saying was true.

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    The mouth piece of the eelamists has finally told it straight without beating around the bush. “Dislodge Rajapakshe from power” or else face the consequences! See how the fake champions of democracy really behave when intimidation fits them?

    After the terrorists were annihilated there are 2 paths for the Tamil Eelam.
    1) Use UN and international community to forcefully create a self governing authority in North and East.
    2) Install a puppet and make him give the self governing authority to make it look like Sri Lanka collaborated with the separatist agenda.

    The job of the paid propagandists is to pave the way for the 2nd scenario because the 1st too tricky.

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    The Buddha once said, ‘When the ruler of a country is just and good, the ministers become just and good; when the ministers are just and good, the higher officials become just and good; when the higher officials are just and good, the rank and file become just and good; when the rank and file become just and good, the people become just and good.'(Anguttara Nikaya)

    In the Cakkavatti Sihananda Sutta, the Buddha said that immorality and crime, such as theft, falsehood, violence, hatred, cruelty, could arise from poverty. Kings and governments may try to suppress crime through punishment, but it is futile to eradicate crimes through force.

    In the Kutadanta Sutta, the Buddha suggested economic development instead of force to reduce crime. The government should use the country’s resources to improve the economic conditions of the country. It could embark on agricultural and rural development, provide financial support to entrepreneurs and business, provide adequate wages for workers to maintain a decent life with human dignity

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      Better to Forget about Lord Buddha’s Preaching’s.
      As per the Sri Lankan media and Nobel laureate Historian, JackSoon Anththony!,
      Jarapassas and Clan are more time Ahead of Lord Buddha and
      those days, 500 years BC ,Lord Buddha had taken advises from Jarapassas ancestors.
      This So called our Buddhist Jarapassas and his clan are implementing Mathata Hitha, Casino, Brothels, and Carnivals and ruling the country Justly.
      Immorality and crime, like theft, falsehood, violence, hatred, cruelty, revenge, Rapes are nowhere to find and all the Police stations, prisons and courts are going to close.
      Uneducated, Cheating, Roughs president and other politicians are forcing the Law and order into thugs.
      And most of our foolish Sinhala Buddhists are willingly accept what they offer with bribes.

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    “Finally, the world allowed the Rajapaksas to wage a punitive war on civilian Tamils in order to defeat the Tigers.”

    Now the author has come out with the above cardinal truth that has remained buried and hidden for years.

    It wasn’t just a punitive war, it was a genocidal war, where tens of thousands of Tamil civilians were direct targets for lethal shelling and bombing including cluster bombs: It was deliberate killing of civilians.

    Clearly the world owes Tamils of North-East justice and freedom that they have been fighting tenaciously for 66 years.

    Holland took 60 years to gain freedom from the then super power – Spain after bitter fighting.

    Tamils of North-East, call Tamil Eelam as in all Tamil minds, deserve freedom and dignity if democracy is valued by the international community.

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      What do you mean by North-East Tamils? The Eastern province is the traditional homeland of the Sinhalese, not the Tamils. Look at any map before 1815 and you will see the Kandyan Kingdom stretched as far East as Trincomalee. Tamils were imported and ‘settled’ there by the Dutch and the British.

      Some references.

      Torrington recommended to the British Colonial Secretary that the Tamils who assisted the British in quelling the 1848 rebellion be settled on lands in the Eastern Province. It was approved for implementation by the Colonial Secretary (‘Letters on Ceylon 1846‐50 the Correspondence of the Third Earl Grey and Viscount Torrington’ – K.M.De Silva)

      ‘British policy as well as administrative action throughout the 19th century was to colonise the North Central, Trincomalee, and Batticaloa
      regions of the surrendered Kandyan districts with immigrants from Jaffna and South India’ (‘The Administration of Sir Henry Ward: Governor of Ceylon, 1855‐60” – S. V Balasingham)

      ‘…This part of the district is inhabited by Sinhalese villagers of Kandyan descent forming an outlying community which is, I fear, rapidly dying out or becoming effaced. The district is most interesting , being dotted over by numerous village tanks, some of which are restored and others abandoned. The villagers retain many of the primitive customs of the Kandyans , but they are rapidly becoming Tamilized, which is a great pity…’ (Administration Report for 1898 of the AGA Trincomalee District)

      ‘…One of the saddest features in the history of the (Eastern) district is the decay of the Sinhalese population in the west and south. At one
      time there were flourishing and populous Sinhalese villagers here as
      is evidenced by the ruins and Sinhalese remains dotted about in this
      part of the country ‐ Now (in 1918) most of the villages that are left
      are little better than names’ (R.A.G. Feasting GA. Eastern Province in ‘Monograph of the Batticaloa District’- S.O. Canagaratnam 1921)

      ‘…the gradual spread of the Tamils down the coasts, especially the
      eastern, and the fact that no where except in the northern province
      and Tamankaduwa, do they form more than coast settlements, are
      both striking. Where ever the Tamil or the Mahommedan comes to
      settle, the Sinhalese is driven back to the forest, where he earns a
      precarious existence by chena cultivation and by hunting…’ (Forest Administration of Ceylon -F.D’A Vincent 1882)

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        You are conveniently forgetting that Tamils lived in Lanka before the founder of the Sinhalese nation , the Aryan prince Vijaya, landed in lanka.

        And ofcourse the Veddah are the original inhabitants but in an argument about Tamil vs. Sinhala occupation of Lanka, Tamils were in Lanka before the Sinhalese.

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          So you quoting the Vijaya story from the much ridiculed Mahavamsa?!

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            The Vijaya founding story is the Sinhalese narrative of their ethnogenesis, so why shouldn’t I quote it.

            The Vijaya story has merit because Sinhala is an Indo-Aryan prakit, so the founders obviously came from North India . Anthropolgists have settled on the region in what is present day Bengal and Orissa as the place where Sinhala founders came from.

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          Palmsuirr,

          Are you nuts ?

          First Tamil set foot to Lanka only in 11th Century AD.

          Sinhalese were here al least 2000 years before.

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            Tamils were established in South India before Vijaya’s reputed landing in Lanka 2500 years ago. Tamils have a tradition of seafaring, and Lanka is only a short distance from South India So it is highly probable that small Tamil fishing communities existed in North Lanka before Vijaya landed.

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        The Sinhalese claims and the British accommodation were very much conditioned by ******the perception all Kandyan territories were Sinhalese which it was not******, http://sangam.org/2011/10/British_Demarcation_4.php?uid=4515

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          I deliberately avoided quoting from Sinhalese historians, equally you should not expect us to believe comments in Sangam.

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        “The Mahawamsa (5 A.C.) states there were kovils for Lord Ishwera in Lanka from pre-Buddha times (623 B.C.) such as Nakulesweram in the north, Thirukketheesweram and Munnesweram in the west and Konesweram .in the east. H. W. Codrington was of opinion that the kovil at Konesweram was more than 2400 years old. Ishwera kovils at Hambantota and Rathmalana are no more due to lack of patronage and subsequent neglect. Hindu kovils in the deep south for Lord Murukan at Kathirkamam and for Lord Vishnu at Devi Nuwara still exist due to continued patronage of both Buddhists (converts) and Hindus.
        The location of these Hindu kovils close to seaports cannot be the result of accident or caprice, but was determined by the concourse of a wealthy merchant population whose religious wants called for attention. The situation of these large kovils in widely separated parts of Lanka is a clear indication of the range of distribution of the Tamil-speakers on Lankan soil from very early ages, justifying a strong Tamil population at cardinal points and seaport towns of the Island. On the face of these stark facts, it is deliberate distortion of the truth to claim that there were no civilized inhabitants and kings in Lanka when Vijaya arrived in 543 B.C. “

        http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=407&id=1999&page=0

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          How can you guys complain of the ‘Singalese Buddhists and their Mahavamsa mentality’ as the cause of all problems and then quote from the Mahavamsa to support your claims? Are you not picking and choosing sections of the Mahavamsa that suit you?

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            By this logic Native Americans and African Americans can not use the writings of the Colonial Europeans as proof of the racist attitudes of European colonials towards the Natives and Blacks.

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        “the ancient kingdoms of Anuradapura and Polanaruwa, abandoned by both the Sinhalese and the Tamils, were engulfed by the jungle that temporarily separated the two ethnic groups for the next four or five centuries. As a result, the Sinhalese developed into a separate ethnic people with their distinct Buddhist religion and culture and Sinhalese language and established their Southern kingdom at Kotte, while the Tamils, in their traditional regions in the north, east and northwest of Sri Lanka began to establish their kingdoms under the newly risen Jaffna Kingdom, maintaining their distinct Tamil language, culture and Saiva religion while the Kingdom of Kandy in the hill country remained common to both Sinhalese and Tamils.”

        http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010/06/sri-lankan-history-and-tamil-problem.html

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          IDIOT. You are dreaming

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    [Edited out]

    Please discuss the article instead of posting gossip web news – CT

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    The title should read ‘rajapakse Vs pro-terrorist diaspora’

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      and their local and international backers

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    Tisaranee,

    I agree with most of the articles except for the fact that you too were ill-informed or ill-conceived notion that India will use this opprotunity to annex northern and eastern province on the lines of cremea. It is totatlly wrong, believe it or not Tamil people in TN will not allow such thing and neither India will not burn its finger against the wishes of their Tamil citizens.

    I could envisage three situations post parliamentary elections towards foreign policy of lanka.

    1) If BJP comes out as major party in the elections and be able to form government independently, state BJP unit via central will aspire for federal solutions on the line of TNA request. In such scenario, it will consult the major powers of IC and take Russia into confidence and wield out power in excercising that.

    2) If BJP to form the government at the centre with the help of its coalition partners MDMK,PMK,and DMDK along with AIADMK in its fold, believe me, a Indian protectorate auntonomous state will be a reality, however BJP will not aspire for an independenent state at this moment, because it is unsure like congress what will be TN position in the event of separate state carved out of, even if it wants such solution, it will not directly involve but will force through IC,taking Russia into its orbit. However this largely depends on TN how it could convince that it will not aspire for separation.

    3) If AIADMK driven third front comes to power, really things are very interesting.

    And finally you amde wrong conclusion that IC allowed GoSL to wage war on innocent Tamils, I think IC allowed GoSL ( name Rowdybacccha) to pursue actions against LTTE militarily thinking that it would benefit Tamils to achieve a political solution but Rowdybaccha took that as an opportunity to show his muscle power on civilians to teach lesson a nd to gain upperhand in polity through racial prisms.

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      As I judged India abstained voting from resolution, however teh resoultion was passed with 23 votes. Atleast there are 23 countries which are seeking justice.

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        “India abstained” return of unfair trading partner . (^o^) .

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    “Patriotism is as….irrational as a headless hen.”

    The above is simply stated as ” My country right or wrong ” well known among the US-sponsored NGO circles.

    Nuland had to spend US$5 billion to bring about a regime change in Ukraine using Zio and Neo Nazis. Biswas’ job will be lot easier especially since Indian help will be forthcoming.

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    The innocent Sri Lankans ultimately suffer who got caught between our leaders’ foolishness and the West’s deceitfulness.

    It is extremely disappointing to see that the Sri Lankan leaders have not learned anything from the past sixty five years, especially from the brutal civil war. Challenging India and Tamil diaspora is nothing but a suicidal move. The Rajapaksa regime can’t act like Britain, America, India, or Russia by living in that tiny island. India created the LTTE to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity, because of the President JR’s ignorance and arrogance attitude towards India; however President JR realized what he had done and quickly backed off by accepting the 13th amendment. But the Rajapaksa regime is too arrogant and foolish. The Rajapaksa brothers are not smart; therefore, they won’t back down as President JR. The West hijacked the civil war from India, brain drain the country and allowed thousands of average people as refugees, in order increase its young work force to replace the baby boomers. India did not suffer that much compare to Sri Lanka. The real winner was the West. I bet the US backed UNHRC resolution would lead to the same path.

    The West has been ruling the world for the last 700 years; its knowledge and power are beyond the comprehension of the Sinhalese, Tamils, Indian and Chinese leaders. The West had defeated Germany, Japan, and almost Russia as well. Therefore, Sinhalese, Tamils, Indians and Chinese really can’t predict all of the West’s tricks in the future. Just wait and see how the West is going to spin the heads of Sinhalese, Tamils, Indians and Chinese through the resolution. Again the Sri Lankans will suffer more than the others due to the foolishness of the Rajapaksa regime. Sri Lankans are very unfortunate people in Asia, yet the Rajapaksas are fooling their own people as they are the greatest leaders of wonder of Asia. You have to be an absolute inhuman to fool the people who have suffered for thirty years through the brutal civil war. Well, the Rajapaksas would do anything without thinking second time; if they have a heart made my iron to steal the suffering people’s tsunami money.

    “President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the outcome of the Provincial Council elections next Saturday will be significant as it could send a message to the international community at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Speaking at an event in Kalutara, the President said that the public must send a message to those looking to pass a resolution against Sri Lanka that they will not support international interference in the country”- Colombo Gazette. President Rajapaksa is lying to his people. The resolution has nothing to do with the people of Sri Lanka. The international community is not waiting for the election results. The truth is the international community has been watching President Rajapaksa how skilfully he has been fooling his people. The votes he gets from fooling the people will not save him. President Rajapaksa has been fooling and manipulating Tamils, Muslims, Sinhalese and the world. President Rajapaksa will face the consequences; nothing will be overlooked by the world.

    The country needs a leadership change. Unfortunately, Sri Lankans need a help from the international community to bring a change. The elections are between the powerful and deceitful government vs powerless political parties. I don’t believe that democratic system will help Sri Lankans to change the leadership of their country. What a coincidence; Gobi just came into the action just a week before the voting of the UNHRC. I really don’t believe Gobi does exist in real life. We all know that Mr Gotabhaya Rajapaksa orchestrated a drama to arrest the human rights activists, in order to silence the people who speak-out against the human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. Mr Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has his own way of dealing with issues that bother him, but the foreign affairs staffs have to dance according to Gota’s actions. Sri Lanka never had this dangerous situation ever before; it is a disaster. Gota’s actions are the worst foreign affairs blunders in the history of Sri Lanka. It will cost the country. The Rajapaksa regime will pay for their stupidity. The foreign affairs staffs are already struggling to deal with the final stage of war. How they can handle Mr Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s additional foolish dramas? It is very obvious that the Rajapaksa regime has the least educated ministers in its cabinet in the history of Sri Lanka. All of their moves are suicidal; the situation is getting worse. This is what you get when you voted for the foolish regime not once but twice.

    The Rajapaksa regime was trying hard to do the same to Ananthi Sasitharan as it did to Mrs Balendran Jeyakumari, but Ananthi is well known to the international community. Plus the situation is getting worse, and a grave danger for the Rajapaksas survival. Therefore, they had to implement a drama to keep Mrs Balendran Jeyakumari silent, and also to bring the LTTE fear factor to increase their votes; plus to justify their foolish actions to the International community. However, their foolish action won’t give that much leverage for the Rajapaksas to manoeuvre internationally in the future. I haven’t reached out to all the countries’ leaders to secure votes for the US backed resolution; because I still prefer to bring a change through the country’s election. I know the West well; therefore, I am hesitating to bring the West inside of the Indian Ocean. I am a victim of the Western tricks; therefore, I don’t mind to give one more chance to the Rajapaksas and let them to change their direction. “I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends” – Abraham Lincoln. I don’t know which way the UNHRC voting will go today, let’s wait and see. I am happy to tightening the noose of the Rajapaksas to direct them into the right path and enlightening the average Sri Lankans than bringing the West into the Indian Ocean.

    I’ll give my consent to publish this article in Colombo Telegraph, but you won’t publish it without the consent of the deceitful westerners. Of course you wouldn’t, because you live among them. Only handful of people are ready to lose everything for true democracy. For you; Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, Edward Snowdon and I are nutcases.

    Yours truly,
    Antany Peter
    [Edited out]
    Mobile +6421949902

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      Antany Peter is a page under construction!

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    This is surely one for the Hindu Bala Sena..

    If they don’t have it, Vellalas should form one ASAP.

    How dare a Christian NGO appendage ridicule Lord Shiva , especially when the Australia National Gallery paid silly Millions to an Indian crook,to buy a “hot” Dancing Lord Shiva casting which is over one thousand years old…

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      Sumane:
      Read my pseudonym and, in the interest of all of the readers of Colombo Telegraph, do accordingly!

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      Hi Sumanasekera Pallan:

      How are doing.

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    Another great analysis by Tisaranee.

    Hope President Rajapakse will read this news letter and derive some wisdom to see the truth as to where we are heading.

    Also I want to re-publish the following comment I wrote before and want to get the opinion of our CT readers.

    During the hight of the LTTE war all of us country loving patriots who live in the West, toiled in Western streets holding Boards and Sri Lankan flags protesting LTTE atrocities and murder that were going on in Sri Lanka, gathering International support.

    We were so happy and celebrated when finally our soldiers won the war. We thought that there will be permanent peace in Sri Lanka after the end of the war.

    But to our sorrow and frustration the peace did not come as we predicted.

    It was purely due to President Rajapakse’s blundar,stupidity, moronic attitude and lethargic behaviour, that Sri Lanka was dragged to face another UNHRC resolution.

    He should have implemented LLRC without any problem with all the powers he had with the 18th Amendment. But he did not do it.

    He should have implemented some of the 13th amendment after compromising with parliament members and TULF. But he did not do so.

    He was advised and warned ample times by the Intellectuals, educated and Expatriate community and many right thinking Journalists like Tisaranee, Darisha and past UN diplomats like Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka, Tamara Kunanayakam and mostly we CT readers with our comments on this blog of the impending danger that is about to fall on Sri Lanka and all of us unless he take serious action to implement LLRC while giving some sort of relief to Nothern Tamil community.

    But President Ragapakse did not give a hoot to them, while murdering and silencing the true patriots and messangers while curbing their publications like CT and other true Patriots blogs.

    This is the President who Jailed Gen.Sarath fonseka in ONE WEEK AFTER HIS ARREST USING HIS PRESIDENTIAL POWERS.

    This is the President who impeached CJ Shirani Bandaranayake in TWO WEEKS USING HIS PRESIDENTIAL POWERS.

    IF HE COULD DO ALL THESE IN A LIGHTNING TIME, WHY HE WAITED FOR FOUR YEARS WITHOUT IMPLEMENTING LLRC AND WITHOUT SOLVING THE TAMIL PROBLEM.

    PRESIDENT RAJAPAKSE BEHAVED AS SRI LANKA IS HIS MOTHER’S PROPERTY.

    He forgot that thousands upon thousands of Sri Lankans who live abroad helped him in this struggle.

    He forgot many Sri Lanka’s eletes like Pres.Ranasinghe Premadasa,FM Kadirgamar, Lalith Athulathmudali, Gamini Disannayake, Jayaraj Fernandopulle, Maj.Gen.Janaka Perera, and many more thousands of other true heroic patriots sacrificed with their lives for this LTTE terrorism cause.

    Also so many soldiers sacrificed their lives and limbs and their families and all the citizens for this struggle.

    PRESIDENT RAJAPAKSE THOUGHT ONLY HE AND HIS FAMILY LIBERATED OUR COUNTRY FROM LTTE TERRORISM.

    IT IS TIME FOR ALL SRI LANKAN PATRIOTS TO UNITE AND TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY FROM FURTHER ANARCHY.

    IT IS TIME TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT RAJAPAKSE FOR…….

    1)BRINGING DISGRACE TO OUR COUNTRY IN FRONT OF THE WORLD.

    2)WASTING OUR VALUABLE FOREIGN RESOURCES, VALUABLE TIME,PERSONNEL AND MONEY FOR UNHRC, WHICH HE COULD HAVE EASILY IMPLEMENTED LLRC SO EASILY WITH ALL THE POWERS HE HAS.

    3)WASTING OUR FOREIGN EXCHANGE ON INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS, LOBYING FIRMS, FOREIGN ADVERTISEMENTS, BRIBING FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS AND WASTING FOREIGN EXCHANGE ON FOREIGN ADVISERS, CONSULTANTS AND EXPERTS.(An impartial audit should be conducted)

    4)WASTING OUR FOREIGN RESOURCES ON FOREIGN SENATORS, MPS, CONGRESSMEN, ETC,ETC.

    5)LOOSING EU GSP STATUS AND LOOSING OTHER BUSINESSES AND FOREIGN INCOME.

    6)LOOSING JOBS DUE TO LOOSING GSP STATUS DUE TO NOT IMPLEMENTING LLRC BY PRES.RAJAPAKSE.

    7)BRINGING HUMILIATION AND LOOSING SRI LANKA’S REPUTATION INTERNATIONALLY.

    8)CREATNG COMMUNAL,RACIAL AND RELIGION DIS HARMONY WHILE NOT SOLVING THEM.

    9)ALL OTHER LOSSES SRI LANKA FACE TODAY DUE TO NEGLIGENCE AND STUPIDNESS OF PRESIDENT RAJAPAKSE.

    Therefore I kindly request to the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, or any other organization or Institution or Citizens committees to bring a LAWSUIT AGAINST PRES.AJAPAKSE ON ALL OF THE ABOVE CHARGES.

    It is he who brought all of us into anarchy and he is responsible for it.

    Please let me have your views and comments on this proposal.

    CT Please publish this in the International media with full exposure.

    Thank you.

    NB.
    I just herd that Sri Lanka was defeated at UNHRC vote. It says….

    The resolution on Sri Lanka submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was passed by a majority vote today with 23 countries of the 47 member council voting for and 12 against it while 12 abstained.

    It’s time for all true Patriots to unite against Rajapakse Tyranny.

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    Thisaranee

    What right you have to talk all these nonsense when you know your own back ground. When I was in the University of Colombo in early eighties you were too in the Arts faculty taking part in university struggles and always in front. You were in front as a UNP government agent and provided all the 1st hand information to suppress the student rights and for all your dirty works you were rewarded by the UNP government with a Director Post in People’s Bank Board. Your only qualifiirty was providing information of innocent students’ activists. Just shut up your dirty mouth!

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      well said!

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        LKCricket,

        ◕ Vultures are Circling”!◕

        ◕ Sunshine, CY give us a utube link as to how TG looks?? ☻

        I always thought this was somewhere down under.☻

        ◕ RSVP

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      LKcricket,

      Why are you so amd and want to dig Tisaranee’s past.

      Tisaranee is the Best Investigative,critical and Analytical Journalist in Sri Lanka.

      Her fearless and open thoughts do make you shiver and now you are looking for places to hide.

      Tisaranee is a Journalits Masterpiece and we readers admire her.Her creative writing ability cannot be copied by others. She is exceptional.

      For readers, She is like Michael Angelo to Artists and art lovers.

      She should get Oscar award for her Journalistic creativity and ablity.But guys like you who are envy do not give her respect.

      You guys who are fear of her writing truth are shivering to read her news reports, and now trying to sling mud at her.

      But she is Brave, stead fast and robust and never bow down for your Laptops and duty free cars.

      I recommend her to work for UN as a Journalist as she is an International Icon.

      Learn from her writing and adjust your life.

      We thank CT for publishing her Articles.

      Thank you Tisaranee and thank you CT.

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    Mr LK cricket
    Tisaranee writes excellent essays.Her standard is equal to some of the editors of famous journals in UK and USA.If you want to enjoy thinking you live in a highly democratic country with religious tolerance, please do so. But Tisaranee is trying to protect the innocent people who are victims of your government.

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    Well well well, it will be good if the Jarapassas start looking over their shoulders from now on. The Indians cannot be trusted only the good Lord knows what they are scheming, They have something up their sleeves which will come to light in a few months. What happened to Crimea might happen to whole of Sri Lanka because good old Putin has set the stage for this and he is very close to India to back them on this

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    How much have the Rajapakses squandered of the country’s meagre resources to save them from the self-imposed fate in Geneva. Those unnecessary visits by both the President and his unprincipled chamaleon Professor GLP to dozens of countries in Africa, E. Europe with which Sri Lanka has very little connections.

    The foolish Sinhalese who get into the road like a shot the moment
    Rajapakse pandankarayas like Kudu Mervin, Heroin Duminda, Weerawansa call them too will soon learn the prices of their own daily necessary goods for the kitchen, bus and train travel, medicines have all gone further sky high – to meet these unauthorised and extravagant costs. Already the quality of education, public medical health have gone high. When the economy contracts there will be further mass unemployment. The only way out is for our people to go as slaves to the Arab lands while the Rajapakse kids will be living in luxury driving their Lambroghinis, Aston Martins etc. The expression Sinhalaya Modaya, after all, has deep meaning over the years.

    Backlash

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      Correction – Already the quality of education, public medical health have DECLINED – not gone high. Regret error

      Backlash

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    Tissaranee is an excellent journalist, I read only Tissaranee’s articles, Please keep up your good work Tissaranee, I am a SL Canadian who is proud of excellent Journalists like you in SL. Good Luck, God will bless you.

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