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Reconciliation: Ranil-Chandrika Or Maithri-Mahinda-Sajith?

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

On his three day trip to the North Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, promised a political solution to the ethnic question, without which he said, there would be no stability.

Meanwhile, according to an interview given to Ceylon Today, “Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Leader Rajavarothayam Sampanthan expressed confidence in the ability of the Special Presidential Commission headed by Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to find a suitable solution by the end of this year, to the issues confronting the Tamil people. ‘…When Kumaratunga became the President in 1994, she was very keen about settling the grievances of the Tamil people and she also mooted a suitable political solution to those issues. We were however, unable to see anything come out of it’ he said.” (‘TNA Confident in CBK Headed Commission’, Mirudhala Thambaiah, Ceylon Today, March 31, 2015)

To this expression of confidence by the TNA in CBK, all I can say is: “I’ll bet”.

How can Ranil and Chandrika politically reconcile the Sinhalese and the Tamils when they cannot themselves reconcile with the majority of Sinhalese? These are not personalities the majority of Sinhalese trust politically, to safeguard their interests and natural, demographically derived leading share of political and state power on the island. In that sense they are the very worst personalities to be entrusted with the task of ethno-political reconciliation.

CBK’s Track Record

The moderate, Westernized wing of the SLFP led by President Chandrika Kumaratunga had its chance to win the war and re-mould Sri Lanka in accordance with its more reformist pluralist ideology but it threw the chance away.

The re-taking of Jaffna in 1996 was vitiated by the failure to cut off the LTTE’s retreat thereby permitting the Tigers to escape together with large number of civilians, base themselves in Mullaitivu, regroup and make a dramatic comeback. The strategy was one of taking territory rather than annihilating the enemy; recruitment was negatively affected by campaigns such as Sudu Nelum, Thavalama and the efforts of the National Integration Policy Unit (NIPU) etc; corruption was rampant in the sphere of defence procurement. Above all, there was no commitment to a strategic goal of destroying the enemy but rather to one of driving the Tigers to the negotiating table.

Worse still, the Karuna’s rebellion was double-crossed and Prabhakaran’s Sea Tigers allowed to violate the CFA and land in his rear area; General Sarath Fonseka was transferred from Jaffna and placed on the shelf in charge of the Volunteers; and the tsunami weakened Tigers were sought to be given an administrative–financial authority in the form of the PTOMS, probably as part of a projected deal with the TNA which would permit CBK’s “Constitutional Revolution” which would have enabled her to waddle into Parliament as PM, foreclosing Mahinda Rajapaksa’s chance of being elected President.

Ranil’s Record of Reconciliation

On Feb. 22nd 2002, Mr. Prabhakaran signed the Cease Fire Agreement negotiated by Norway’s Erich Solheim with the then Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The CFA enabled the Tigers to come into territory controlled by the state but disallowed the state from going into theirs. With the signing of the MoU, the democratic and legitimate Sri Lankan state conceded parity of status to Prabhakaran and his Tigers. It also agreed to the disarming of the anti-LTTE Tamil organizations while the Tigers remained armed to the teeth.

The Wickremesinghe administration at the highest levels, asserted that the war was unwinnable, hence its concession-heavy peace drive. This assertion was a lie. The SLA Special Forces ‘deep penetration’ teams had ‘decommissioned’ around eight LTTE field commanders in eight months, including Shankar, the ex-aeronautics engineer from Canada who had planned the Katunayake Airport attack.

The government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had put this elite strike force ‘beyond use’, done Prabhakaran the enormous favour of getting them off his back, by stabbing them in the back. The entire covert operation and its support network were blown.

Months before the incident commonly known as the ‘Aturugiriya’ affair, a leading Sunday newspaper blew the whistle on the thermobaric SHMEL ordnance, which by the subsequent reports in that paper itself, had devastated Tigers in their dens. It was the Tiger-zapping ‘weapon of choice’ of the deep penetration teams.

Immediately after that expose, a group of 14 Tamil MPs (who were soon to become the fellow- travelling TNA) protested to the President and the diplomatic community about the use of the weapon as a ‘war crime’, an ‘atrocity’.

Then came the kicker. During the election campaign, none other and none less than the UNP Chairman put the spotlight on the project, complaining to the Elections Commissioner about the Directorate of Military Intelligence, the thermobaric weapons, the teams’ ethnic composition, their training bases etc. Who gave the information, on whose behalf was the finger pointed and as part of what deal?

Virtually the morning after the election, came the Athurugiriya Millennium City raid, the TV coverage, the Interior Minister’s action. The existence of such teams was exposed, deniability over, cover blown. Our own government, our own authorities, fingered our own Directorate of Military Intelligence and compromised the deterrent capacity of our own state. Where else in the world would this happen?

CBK’s PTOMS

The P-TOMS agreement was negotiated on behalf of President Kumaratunga by veteran Sri Lankan diplomat Jayantha Dhanapala and her Ethnic Affairs Advisor. (Both ‘negotiators’ are back in the post January 8th government-state apparatus). It was a sell-out, and one that was not in the least warranted, given the advantageous position the Lankan state was in and the weakened situation of the Tigers, in the aftermath of the Tsunami.

The state acceded to an outcome in which the murderously aggressive ‘negotiating partner’ was accorded preponderance: the largest single share, plus the Chairmanship and the casting vote in the regional committee, while the government was relegated to the deputy chair. The PTOMS contained a hegemonic structural preponderance for the LTTE.

A Supreme Court ruling spearheaded by Chief Justice Sarath N Silva aborted Chandrika’s PTOMS. Today her disastrous, anti-national Sudu Nelum/PTOMS crew is back, working on the 19th amendment and the Ethnic Reconciliation Task Force. Not for long one hopes, what with elections likely in the latter half of this year.

A Maithri-Mahinda-Sajith Equation

US Army Major Paul Marks was right, when in an essay in the Joint Forces Quarterly of Spring 2000, he identified Sri Lanka’s central weakness: “strategic direction from the political authorities has never been adequate…This absence of strategy is matched by a lack of success…”

Thus what was most crucial was the role and responsibility of “the political authorities”. That’s where the real failure resided. That where it had to be rectified. Nothing else would suffice. When at long last, Sri Lanka produced the “political authorities” that got it right; when Mahinda Rajapaksa became the highest ‘political authority’, the three decades long conflict was brought to a close.

The manifestly unsuccessful ‘political authorities’ of yesteryear, Chandrika Kumaratunga and Ranil Wickremesinghe are two of the three personalities who constitute the political authority today! Those who failed the country in its hour of greatest need direct the destinies of the country! By contrast the one person who when he was the “political authority” provided the vital direction for victory is at home and is sought to be politically marginalized. What’s wrong with this picture? The upcoming general election gives us a chance to rectify this massive anomaly; nay, utter travesty.

My bottom line is this: Let President Maithripala Sirisena handle post-war politico-ethnic reconciliation while a new Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, guarantees state sovereignty, security and the national interest, and Sajith Premadasa provide patriotic leadership to the UNP and the Opposition. Such a triangle can give us peace and reconciliation with security and stability. Let’s get Ranil and Chandrika out of our hair.

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    Return of the robber king. . White vans.That is what he advocates.By the way he has found a relative new theory.(The north will amalgamate with India, elucidated at abayarama, Narahenpita)

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      This [Edited out] would do anything he can to avoid RW and CBK working on the pledges made by MY3 – to paint it otherway around. He has been like that – as a cancer patient in incurable mode, this man would never see it right – malicious genes express in his body cells will never be able to healed off. That is the bitter reality with the self proclaimed [Edited out] – [Edited out]

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        Dayan,

        Better join Mahinda and go to pujas in Viharas, to magicians, and to astrologers to find out what is in store for you in the future.

        I am afraid the best place for you is in Angoda – book a place in advance soon.

        In Sri Lanka, the miracle of Asia, anything can happen except a miracle – a satisfactory solution to the ethnic problem.

        Apparently the dead souls of Mullivaaikkaal are haunting Mahinda nowadays, while Dayan who aided and abetted him to cover up in Geneva, is having delusions!

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          Hi Thiru,

          I think Angoda has already kept a room for him for his exclusive use one day. They have kept a special bus going – 134 – in the hope that he will use it soon. Chances are, he will.

          The miracle is, if DJ does not end up there!

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      WHAT ON THE EARHT YOU ADD HERE

      “My bottom line is this: Let President Maithripala Sirisena handle post-war politico-ethnic reconciliation while a new Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, guarantees state sovereignty, security and the national interest, and Sajith Premadasa provide patriotic leadership to the UNP and the Opposition. Such a triangle can give us peace and reconciliation with security and stability. Let’s get Ranil and Chandrika out of our hair.”

      Do you DJ seirously think that FORMER Prez with his all high profile abusive records would render a better service to this country again ?

      MY3 would never allow the culprit to get closer to him – that is the reason him to make it publicly ” mata mage party eke jathi koragena yanna idadenna “.
      Please let me hold the sovourinity of the party- if MR as former Prez is kindly requested to support him rather making every efforts through Wimal Buruwanse et al. rather split it.

      Please give us constructive response as to why YOU ASK CBK and RW to be out of paying active role ?

      This is like promoting THUGS and their reign while attacking goodies – the days ahead of you – have to face rains of spit thrown on you – be careful – NOT EVEN your father from his PIT woudl allow you to animate the nation this manner. You are beccoming a PAIN to the nation acutally.

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        Current rulers are doing the job not efficiently enough.

        Had they caught all the bunch including fomer Prez for all the high profile frauds being revealed these days, he would not have any space to mobilise his fractions through Buruwansese in fore front. Had that already done, nothing would have worked on the current regime.

        In sinhala – hora allella hireta damana kam (until the chief of the high thieves are in free, nothing would have happened), disputs related to him will remain further.

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        My bottom line is this: Mahinda Rajapaksa must retire permanently from politics, settle down in the Northern or Eastern Province and devote himself to running a couple of orphanages like KP is doing now.

        That way he can atone for his sins because he was responsible for the creation of thousands of war orphans in those two provinces.

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      Give us reasons why to promote SAJITH if RW and CBK to be removed from your favourite set ?

      Sajith has no such experience in Country’s politics. He could fit to a ministry level position, but no for country level ones with less than 25 years politics in lanken parliament – Reginold Coory or the like are much more qualified… I woudl say. JuSst becuas you have close ties with Sajith and Premadasa family – we must not accept what you have to add inthis regard. THis is biased… Better you be in your mental asylum – please utter no nonscence. YOU ARE THE LAST to add about these decisive thoughts- if you could – so Mervin Silva (Kelaniya) should also be qualified fo rthe job. Just to gain your posts – to honeymooning as you had been before- adding this kind of rubbish thougths are really sick.

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      May be people would hate this bugger DJ – and face life threatening incidents – if the bugger would continue writing this. Those who are aware of the facts and figures can well estimate how abusive the MR has been. Even if MR branded DJ as POWERFUL NGO worker -to add this kind of idiotic views misguding the nation is simply sick.

      He is a kind of Psychopath – that see nothing beyond. Just harbored to his own thorughts regardless of any other views. He is very like mentally regarded person from Mulleriyawa- better him to go on medication to learn see it right and favourable to the nation. Just because he could get a post if Sajith woudl be the guy- he drowl over all these.

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        Samuel, please don’t call him a bugger. It is a bad word.[Edited out]

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          Thanks and I will consider it next time. Applogies CT readership.
          I am a decent guy but I cant see DJ s repeated attacks on the current regime. That is why why travelling only I added my thoughts… that happened.

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          How can it be a bad word if the ACT makes one a celebrity.

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      Stupid Writer. [Edited out], go fly kites in Hambantota jungles with your friend. My foot.

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      Credibility Barometer says

      a) Dayan Jayathilaka has lot his creibility among all walks of people in and out of the coutnry

      b) No moral or ethical values but just revengeful focuses are above the country

      c) For some unthinkable reasons the guy is tied by Sajith Premadasa – whenever he writes something pro Sajith and Con RW – people get the message easily

      d) If Sajith is to keep the UNP intact – it is better to pass it to any young politicians like Dr. Harsha De Silva, Eran Wickramratne, Senasinghe and the guys who would render an honest service

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      Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

      “Return of the robber king. . White vans”

      Now that the Liar, Crook, Robber and Criminal. Mahinda Rajapaksa is exposed, there is NO going back and Team up with the liar Mahinda Rajapaksa.

      The Sinhala Modaya fraction among the Sinhala are decreasing. That is bad news for Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Shills and cronies like you.

      Find a new profession. Try fishing before the Indians catch our fish. Ranil Wickramasinghe wants the SL Navy to shoot the poor fishermen.

      Won’t it be better for the SL Navy to shoot all those liars, Crooks, Robbers and criminals, LCRCs, in Sri Lanka?

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    This dirty die-fly-mate has undergone severe mental damage since Mahinda throw him out of politics. He has nowhere to go in the democratic civilised politics. He is only welcomed by racist, fundamentalist, terror group of BBS and Weerasena. Its all over for him.

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    Dayan, you forgot to mention your role in the [Edited out] of 89′.

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    Some months ago this very same DJ was insisting ON a repeated mode that we the srilanken state has to improve the diplomatic ties with any western nations through regular discussions with them. That is how we could change their attitdes about the island niaton. Now the current regime takes it on, he still seems to be not happy with that. Then he makes every effort to paint it worst scare mongering the people – what does he expect CURRENT regime to do ? The man is an incurable wound for the nation acutally. To silence this man – MR would have appointed him as his toilet cleaner – could help us all. This men should learn to respet the principles rather than issues limited to person vendetta. This guys if anyone would check it properly -have not had sound relations with RW and CBK. He criticises them for no enough reasons most of the time while in the same time covering Mahinda Rajapakshe who would even kill own folks for his political survival. MR is undoubtedly a most greedy Gadafi style man who has no brains but a big belly instead. Even today crying for more – perks no matter people would go starving.

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      Seelawathi dont TAKE them serious – now DJ [Edited out]. His arm chair analyses cant bring us forward. Gone are the days he could fool the nation, but now we all hate him.

      Not at all consistent the bugger has been uttering. Like a Polanga, he has been attacking RW and CBK for their mediation. Had CBK been made silent, even today, we would have been tyranized by MEGALOMANIAC Rajaapakshe. Who d think he is Dj to add this kind of thoughts. He feels he is person to know it better but his predictions were almost alike that of Ssuamanadasa the ASTROLGER advised former Prez to hold election guranteering the victory. THat is why the shameless bugger hit his chest several times ( may be he has still the pains of them) promising people even after 8th January ( mama thamai january 8th passe inne – I am the one even after the 8th January etx).

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    Dr.Dayan.

    Please remember Chandrika/Ranil and India did the groundwork for Rajapakse to come to power and finish off the LTTE war!

    But I agree with you that President Sirisena should lead the ethnic reconciliation process.

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      Those mentioned have done it pragmatically than MR did it. But bonus was harvested by MR and his currning adminstiration. It was like the rob of CREDIT from SF. But SF did not utter anything to get that back but his believed TRUTH will succeed oneday. Today, all and sundry agrees SF being gotten back his rights. All these deliberate attacked being made on SF boomeranged MR adminsitration to the manner they could not even handled it properly. Even the vechilces registered under PREZ Secretariat are no as records. What a shame ? What more talk we need to discuss about the PERSON Mahinda Rajapaske. He is not worth even to put in lanken Jail I would say. These extremist – full ignorants should be punished by Karma. Now he is not that fa from that.

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      He has lost his hard disk long back. Now his buddy is Wimal Buruwanse. So how can he go back to interllectual levels is trully questionalable. But ticks problem that he would face soon will not be curable easily.

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    Should it not be a Maithri Mahinda Sajith Dayan combo ?

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    Every time I see the name Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, a chill runs up my spine.[Edited out] would keep on harping, against all evidences, that the Rajapakses were God send for us.

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    definitely mahinda is the next prime minister!! Ranil and Chamdrika must get out of politics and think of meditating!!!

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      Most likely that will permit to Medamulana and his dreams.

      There will be no space for MR to roam in SRILANKEN active politics in the near future. So will be the destiny for NFF and other selfish guys that are now on curseful mode promoting thugs rather than doing the due for the sake of majority folks. The days that Wimal Buruwanse will be jailed is not far.

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    This fellow ‘Doctor’ Dayan [Edited out]

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    This [Edited out]

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    Oh I forgot! I should have said “let’s get the Gang of Four, Ranil-Chandrika-Ravi-Mangala, out of our hair”.

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      You are a pain to the nation. please take a rest and see it further. Yours is not taken by low eduated ones today- since Mervin Silva (kelaniya) sensed it and you still have to do so. I woudl ask you to take care of you … the growing numbers cant bear your thoughts any more.

      Not worth to get killed as a street dog – atleast the way your energies somewhat contributed for the sake of country in 2009- but the unpredictable violent culture/ society left made by Mahinda Rajapakshe all these years.

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      You forgot! It appears age is catching up.

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      What you wanted to say, what you should have said and what you did not say, have no currency anymore. Thank heavens! all of you including MR is out from all of us for good for sure. Whether you like it or not, Ranil Wickremasinghe will get rid of the Riffraff once and for all.

      Hard Luck! Stop sulking!

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    Dayan says, “…. corruption was rampant in the sphere of defence procurement” in 1966. Funny how he has never uttered so much as a peep about the massive corruption in all sorts of areas during his hero MR’s time, isn’t it?

    And the he goes on to say, “General Sarath Fonseka was transferred from Jaffna and placed on the shelf in charge of the Volunteers..”. How much worse was it when the same Sarath Fonseka was thrown in jail (without due process), and that, after having been instrumental in winning the war?

    How hypocritical and selective can one get?!! The man has no shame…

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    wasnt he shouting when CBK was telling Mr. Prabaharan? Now he himself calling him “On Feb. 22nd 2002, Mr. Prabhakaran signed the Cease Fire Agreement negotiated by Norway’s Erich Solheim with the then Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe” ??? I would like to hear what his friend WW would say to this?

    DJ please tell me, what did MR do during the last 6 years for the “post-war politico-ethnic reconciliation” … other than humiliating the minorities and flaming the nationalistic-patriotic flames in every question of accountability and reconciallation? what did he do in handling the BBS? namly nothing!
    Have you ever thought that all what happened to all your efforts in Geneva under the cover of protecting the country’s sovereignty? It has no weight at all today, because without firing the patriotic flames it has no validity at all. And the worse part of it, YOU WERE FIRED AFTER THAT VERY PERSONALLY FROM YOUR MASTER MR!

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      This is the reason why even my child – 16years said to me this morning DJ ‘s writings arenot consistent.

      As if he has changed his talking ends. What is actually his target ?

      Does he think that MR would be more human towards the minority issue ? No, MR would even kill his own community men – now investigations are underway to see who killed Lasantha Wirkamthunga – to stay in power. For me he is IDIAMIN born to destroy the nation.

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    Probability to get killed in SL is very high even today – so better to take care of you DJ – you are totally sick to our eye – but maluwa nasinne kata nisa – is what I remind when reading your articles. Not many would read them completely, but just overreads are enough to see your message .

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    This Puss Pandit Dayan is the one who gave advice to the Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council at one time to establish a separate state. What right has he got to tell Chandrika will not find a solution. Is he worried that there will be a solution to an issue which this racist Puss Pundit could not solve?

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    Dayan your credibility is lost & your views will not hold water not that I like Ranil or CBK, Even Mahinda Rajapaksa was trembling to wage war against LTTE he was pushed by JVP, he knew SF will carry out his vengeance with support from JVP & Hela Urumaya who was vociferous to finish of LTTE even if Mahinda Uncooperative, he knew he will be sidelined lose politically, reluctantly agreed, to the luck of Srilankan citizens LTTE was routed & annihilated with the help of RAW,CIA,MI6.

    Once bitten twice shy will not occur again by MY3, CBK or Ranil thats your pipe dream to bring back rogue Mahinda again.

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      Yours is really the truth – having listend to Dr. Damabare AMila THERO lately, he also made it clear that Mahinda was not to fight the war- but JVP, JHU and all othe rpeopel forces persuade him and made him a man to fight it…. You are telling the truth… more of you have to bring them to this and other forums could open the eyes of the many that have been fallen on the lies of Dayan and HIs TWIN brother but from the street – Wimal Buruwanse. These two do the job for MR today- for their own reasons. MR is cunning enough to tie these two men as bulls on a bullockcart. – else, I have no any reason to think why a man of DJ sort to go on saying this kind of RUBBISh TO THE VERY same folks that clearly defeated MR.

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    ‘A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country’

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    The Political Scientist, and Smart Patriot Dr.DJ has
    given his ” Definition” of Smart Patriot in his long winded way.

    Sadly for Sri Lanka DJ has also excluded Ven Sobitha Thero, Ven Ratna Thero , Champika Ranawaka, Anuara Kumara Dissanayake and the likes as examples of Smart Patriots. They are all out from his desired combinations. I wonder how these real patriots can reconcile with the so called Smart Patriots of DJ’s kind.

    DJ has forgotten that Sajith Premadasa has categorically stated that he will never leave the UNP and also he accepts Ranil as the leader of the UNP.

    Imagine if Lakshman Kadirgamar meets Mervin de Silva in heaven and asks him, ” Mervin, is DJ your son ? ” I wonder what answer the sadden Mervin would give to Kadirgamar.

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    I am saddened to see so many nasty comments against a analytic writing but can see a certain desperation in the adjectives used against mahinda and dayan
    asoka

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    Another rallying call to the nationalists … “come secure our Sinhala island fellow Buddhist ‘smart’ patriots” – the funny thing is that Rajiva Wijesinha and Dayan see eye to eye – so much for Sri Lanka’s liberal party and liberalism!

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    Oh Dayan still you are playing bullshit,at least now select the best trio.It is The Great Mahinda,Gota and Basil.

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    Dayan I will help you to select the best trio.My choice is Mahinda,Gota and Basil.At any cost we have to get them back ‘MUCHAN’ DAYAN.

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    chandrika and ranil could have been anything before but now with maithripala they have
    Sincerity of purpose to unite all the peoples of our land.give them that chance it may well
    Be the last.
    where was your voice in the last ten wasted years. You are only juggling with the English
    Word to show your intellect. You are nothing but a rabble rouser. GO AWAY with your
    FILTH and take the few others of your ilk with you.

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    No thanks. Dayan go to sleep. Have n’t they given some sort of a job to do; if not go fly a kite.

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    this guy needs to get his head examined. He cons so much that he now believes his own cons.

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    DJ-WHY WASTE TIME WRITING LENGTHY ARTICLES QUOTING MAO AND THE SCRIPTURES JUST SAY YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH RANIL AND CHANDRIKA AS THEY DO NOT RECOGNISE YOUR ESISTENCE LET ALONE YOUR SELF PROCLAIMED IMPORTANCE IN THE POLITICAL ARENA.

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    Dayan

    You are very correct when you said the following:

    How can Ranil and Chandrika politically reconcile the Sinhalese and the Tamils when they cannot themselves reconcile with the majority of Sinhalese? These are not personalities the majority of Sinhalese trust politically, to safeguard their interests and natural, demographically derived leading share of political and state power on the island. In that sense they are the very worst personalities to be entrusted with the task of ethno-political reconciliation.

    Neither Ranil nor Chandrika can reconsile themselves with Majority Sinhalese.

    I am not a political scientist but graduated from the same university but from the Faculty other side of Mahaweli river but used to hang around in the Art faculty ,most of the time, as my life long partner also happened to be from the your batch but Sinhalase medium.I still can remember vividly that you walking together hand in hand with your partner, carrying a water bottle in her hand.

    coming back to matter under discussion, in my view,in order to reconcile with Sinhalese ,that person should be a true representative and most importantly,must know their hopes, aspiration and pulse of majority Sinhalese.
    Does Ranil meet this requirement? certainly no. He while at Royal college only moved with the social group that represented elite like Anura (Chandrika’s brother).During his period at the college , majority were not elite and he never moved with them because he was not comfortable with them.I do not blame him he was right .Birds of a feather flock together !
    Even during his Colombo university period , as a law student , he kept aloof from other students.(this i learnt from my first cousin, who happened to be in the University Student union with him).
    Ranil may be a gentleman and may not have been up to corrupt practices (He had no need as he was born with a sliver spoon in his mouth in every respect).
    Hence,Ranil does not understand feelings of majority Sinhalese.had he gone to Peradeniya perhaps he might have had a chance to know the pulse of not only of Sinhalese but of also of tamil, where i we as student of Eng Faculty lived together as a family .

    Then ,let us see whether, Chandrika meets the requirement to reconcile on between Sinhalese and Tamils.I am very sceptical about Chandrika’s suitability for the job ,in my view ,perhaps not even suitable even if Ranil is suitable ,these are my reasons:

    Chandrika is the Daughter of SWRD who attended St Thomas but never stayed at St Thomas Hostel, but stayed at Warden’s Bungalow, as his father did not want his son to mix with “commoners” at St Thomas.She is a person who went to St. Bridget and received higher studies in the UK and France.
    Politicians are very clever to deceive the common masses. Banda who wore Pyjamas and went to bed, not sarong but when he went out to meet public wore the national suit.Whereas ,most of us in our time wore sarong at home ,but always wore the gentleman’s dress went ever we even went out of the gate of the house. why do you think banda wore the national dress as most of our naive sinhalese think ,to show respect to our national customs.

    friends do not be so naive, it was to deceive, and to show he was the true representative of Sinhalse and come to power..
    In my view (I may be wrong, I am not social scientist) Banda used the Sinhala only Ant and this largely gave birth present ethnic problem .
    Hence my point is because of her above mentioned background, Chandrika also not the right representative of Sinhalese or that of Tamil to get involved in reconciliation process.
    both Ranil an Chandrika having grown up in Colombo elite social environment does not have a correct feeling of the pulse of people either of Tamil or sinhalese. Both of them are Brown guys but thinking and perhaps worse “common” English.

    Hence, considering the grave situation that our country is faced with today (not from ordinary Tamils, but from of extreme tamils ( who constitute less than 0.1%) in the North and abroad and Tamil extremist political friends, I very well agree that your proposal Maithrree,Rajapake and Sajith formula is the best solution to overcome this grave calamity.

    Pl give leadership to guide the masses and you will have the blessings of all sons of soil irrespective of ethnicity.
    we commoners want only a peaceful united country for our future generation and do not want to live peacefully with our tamil brothers and sisters. But neither Ranil Nor Chandrika can bring true reconciliation among sinhalese and tamils as they do not know the pulse of either sinhalese or tamil common masses.

    My bottom line is this: Let President Maithripala Sirisena handle post-war politico-ethnic reconciliation while a new Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, guarantees state sovereignty, security and the national interest, and Sajith Premadasa provide patriotic leadership to the UNP and the Opposition. Such a triangle can give us peace and reconciliation with security and stability. Let’s get Ranil and Chandrika out of our hair.

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      You call yourself as a commoner but not focusing the damage made by MR by himself. Do you think that MY3 WOULD ever make his mind up to work with a guy of Rajapakshe kind. Rajapakshe is born violent. He is hypocrite by all natures. Nobody can trust him at all. But agree with the fact that majority of people cant see it right even today. That is the reason why 57 lacks have voted for him irrespective all the records of frauds being charged against him.

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    Dayan try to pay some money and get a law degree, you can become Chief Justice when your highest political authority in charge. We have enough people willing to see that happen too.trust me it’s possible. How much you want to bet?

    What were you doing when premadasa gave in gold plate hegemonic structural preponderance to muderously aggressive negotiating partner to wipe out every decent people of your country. Tigers were armed to the teeth by whom friend?How many anti LTTE people were left to disarm later. Well who can’t admire his highest political authority when many innocent civilians killed to tame JVP. No one can blame you. Can they?

    Were you a double agent when you were with EPRLF. Your ability to spot the difference between padmanaba and suresh ashtonished many people!

    Do you think you have any credibility to be in UN. Killing how many surrendered ‘terrorist’ become legal in your UN experience.

    Of course you need highest political authority to do so and order to neglect civilian causality and finish war quickly as possible. Ask Karuna for doubts.

    Do you at lest know you how the war was won. Ask Soniya and Blake for more detail.

    what was the deal to let sea tigers to vaharai. Of course very foolish decision.Was that worse than premadasas deal to let them to Colombo. Were you fuming then?

    Not everyone can grasp the facts and reality at your speed. Don’t you agree? I know it’s difficult to be patient.

    Your amazing knowledge commendable! How much you are a true Srilankan? Wish you well. Hope Presidents courage and determination get spiritual strength of every humble human hearts. Regards

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    There will be NO reconciliation ever ! Most of the rulers think that they are only ruling the majority and none of them consider others as citizen of the country. They simply do not care about other races and are here to serve ‘their’ people, just like how RW said many a time. RW never consider Tamils as Lankans or him as their PM.

    The majority mentality and arrogant attitude is not changing even after all these calamities, death and destruction. The governments are going on cheating every one. There seems no faithful willingness to do anything.
    We need a Lee Kwan Yew to do the miracle. Sadly, Lankan politicians have proved time and again, that they are not capable, or even willing.

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    Dhayan can only cut and paste without realizing what he is pasting. First Bust government failed badly and end up strengthening Putin’s hand.Condoleezza Rice, when they realized thay Bush loss going into history as the worst in USA’s, went to Georgia and pressed it to tease the sleeping tiger, Russia. That is it. Russia beat the Georgia like a Master beating his own Balla. France rushed and rescued America and brought Condoleeza Rice back home. Because of this foolish loss Obama could not give up Poland Missile Project. After that only Russia, in the post cold war period, lost respect to west. That is the result of Ukraine now. Old King set up BBS to beat the Aluthga when they started to get the fear on election. This is what exactly Condi did in Georgia, just before the election. Poor, Dhayan just cut and paste with out understanding. His mater copy cat without understanding.

    Dhayan lied in the UN about the reconciliation he and his master was planning to do. That was exactly in line with the notorious Sinhala Intellectual way. They pulled out from LTTE and was hiding under the West’s bed. When West saw them, They were hiding under India’s bed in the UN. When India saw them they were hiding Under China’s bed. When China stated to Hack the Defense department computers and and forcefully garbed the Nooraichchoolai, Colombo Port- South Terminal, Port City land they planned to hide under Sinhala Buddhist’s bed. But the Tamils did not give a chance for that. Those who bragged to have beaten the LTTE was badly beaten by the Tamils. This time without any path Dhayan’s master fell on the feet of his enemy Ranil and begged “Ranil Mahata we give you the Temple tree, please save us”. Ranil Mahata who was dying his entire life for EP, but skipped that election twice because the fear to Sinhala Buddhist, grabbed the opportunity and became un-elected minority Prime Minister. This is the Smart Sinhala Intellectual Dhyan De Silva, designed to his Buddhist Master. Now, this self proclaimed diplomat, with cutting and pasting from a unknown military office, preaching. Even his disciples, the Mahawamsa Modayas, Sinhala Buddhist would not be fooled by this.

    Reconciliation is not winning a war. Dhayan is confused what is reconciliation is all about. His entire essay trying to brag how his master’s crook behavior in waiting for the owner to fall asleep, then enter house to ransack and rape the victims. His master did not win a war. War has rules. If the rules were observed face the inquiry. Otherwise they did not fight a war. Without rules, opportunistically plundering and cowardly surrendering to Ranil is not heroism. He begged Ranil repeatedly in Temple Tree. The when he met New King at Samal Rajapake’s house, he fell on his leg and asked what is his situation going to be. He begged for the safty of Brother Prince. Even Fonseka said he is ready to face inquiry. That clown is saying that the new government is witch hunting. Now Dhayan and the old King Trying to sell them as heroes. I tell you, if, somebody, a rich man announces that if somebody write documentary about that crook to bring out his crimes and put him inside will get $10,000, then a thousand books will come out what was going in the 10 year history.

    Dhayan is utterly confused of what to write. See this “The manifestly unsuccessful ‘political authorities’ of yesteryear” . This is what the kettle laughing at the pot. This is even worse than that. They failure only yesteryear, but now in control of the power. Dhayan and his mater, after losing, this year, hiding under Ranil’a and Chanrika’s bed to save them from investigation.

    The P-TOMS agreement was negotiated on behalf of President Kumaratunga by veteran Sri Lankan diplomat Jayantha Dhanapala and her Ethnic Affairs Advisor. (Both ‘negotiators’ are back in the post January 8th government-state apparatus). It was a sell-out” Anybody understand what Dayan De Silva is tiring to tell. He is telling CBK did not know to use his not born together brother, Sarth N-De Silva to swindle the money, but she tried to use it for common good.

    Comedy Thamai!

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