23 September, 2020

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Sampanthan Defends Wigneswaran

The newly appointed opposition leader in Parliament R. Samapanthan has come to the rescue of the beleaguered chief minister of the northern provincial council C.V. Wigneswaran.

Wigneswaran SampanthanA majority of the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) Central Committee which met yesterday has called for a firm stand against the chief minister who has been at odds with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) which propelled him to the coveted post.

When a majority of the ITAK Central Committee had opposed Wigneswaran continuing as chief minister of the NPC, Sampanthan has said that he will discuss issues with the chief minister and try to iron out differences.

Sampanthan has told the ITAK executive committee that he had received a letter from Wigneswaran explaining the latter’s position.

Meanwhile relating to other issues the ITAK hierarchy has discussed on what stand it should take on the upcoming UN Human Rights Council sessions where issues related to human rights violations during war between the government forces and the LTTE will take centre stage.

However talks on the above issue have ended in a deadlock with the ITAK Central Committee deciding to meet again shortly to discuss the issue.

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    At the rate this dirty linen is being washed in public, the chances are that we would come to regret spreading rumours based on half-truths and untruths.

    The facts are: The Chief Minister is a man of unquestionable integrity. The Leader of TNA is a man of impeccable honesty.

    They both have responsibilities that run parallel, yet converging on the long run. (Mathematically, parallel lines converge at infinity!)

    Any apparent rift is the handy work of a third hand, that is bitter. Who that is, time will tell. If you find me (ir)responsible for this rumour, so be it.

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      It seems to be a case of ‘Okkoma Rajavaru’!

      An attitude fostered by the previous Government.

      Can’t we find a Sri Lankan who is Open Minded enough to formulate a New Form of Government that is eminently suited to the collective Sri Lankan Ethos, (not just Sinhala or Tamil or any other)!

      If we are Buddhists we should be able to live in Harmony with all other Beings, according to what The Buddha Taught.

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        Hamlet

        “If we are Buddhists we should be able to live in Harmony with all other Beings, according to what The Buddha Taught.”

        It applies to Buddhists not to the Sinhala/Buddhists. Therefore you have to liberate Buddhism from Sinhala/Buddhists if you want to establish harmony.

        Sinhala/Buddists and Harmony don’t mix.

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          Agreed Veddah!
          Unfortunately, S/Bs have been brainwashed, and will not listen to other Points of View!

          They cannot Winnow the Grain from the Chaff.

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      Chief Minister Wigneswaran is one of the honest among the TNA. His open remarks and his firm stand about International Investigation is an accepted fact. It is up to the UN to decide whether internal investigation or international investigation but our stand should be clear.

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        Has he read the contents of the UNHCR report? Will his stance make any difference to what is unfolding? Has he any suggestions to improve what is unfolding?

        Dr.RN

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      [Edited out]

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        Mr. Mister

        “[Edited out]”

        Brilliant

        Thanks for keeping it brief.

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    Sampanthan is right. CVW can be disciplined internally for not campaigning for the TNA at the election, but efforts to remove
    him as CM are too hasty. His position on the domestic war crimes
    investigation is widely shared among Tamils, even though the TNA
    may be under pressure from many quarters to downplay it.

    So CVW should be allowed to continue as the CM, and his dissenting voice
    should be respected; but he should be told that party discipline also matters, and some of his decisions during the election were ill
    considered, and if such actions continue, he would face disciplinary action.

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    Tamil politics…
    Wiggy is not a problem. [Edited out] Mavai senathirajah & his gang must be removed for good. Thank god tamils rejected suresh premachandiran…mad idiots selected worst crook mavai, hope they will eject him next election….

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      Jamis Muthu Banda, the Tamil speaking Sinhalam

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    This is not the time to decide who is right or who is wrong.Hope and pray that this internal problem will be sorted out without further trouble by experienced SAMPANTHAN AND SOFT POWER SUMANTHIRAN.

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    Mr.Sambanthan,

    Please demand an explanation from the NPC Chief Minister Vigneswaran, about the well water pollution issue in the Chunnakam and neighbouring areas. First things first! Is it acceptable tin all likelihood slowly poison the living, while demanding justice for the dead? Is’nt this usual Tamil politics? Do we need devolution to solve local problems or deal with Geneva? Is’nt it your job to deal with such issues?

    CVW is a big disappointment. He should resign gracefully.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Dr. Rajasingham Narendran,

      Why jealous about CVW? It needs courage and integrity (in simple terms vertebrae) to voice a strong opinion to represent the common man irrespective of the majority’s judgement about it. Do you remember doing anything of that sort????
      BTW, what happened to your advice to the TNA to not take up opposition?

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        still unfinished business,

        I am not writing of behalf of anyone,-common, uncommon, rare, high or low.

        I am writing and voicing my CONCERN about what is taking place around me.

        Why should I be jealous of CVW? I do not covet his position nor the trap he is in. He is proving to be a large square peg struck at the mouth of a small round hole. He does not fit in. He seems to be a person who has risen to the point of his incompetence- the Peter Principle in economics!

        I reposed much hope in him and am utterly disappointed. He is not doing what he should and trying to something that is not his.

        There is much unfinished business within the borders of the Northern Province, that he can resove with the resources he has. The Chunnakam well water contamination is the most critical of these. Why is he not doing aomething about this or not raising hell about it?

        Let the TNA leadership at the national level deal with the war crimes issue and Geneva. That is their job.

        Let him go home, if he cannot do what he has to do.

        Dr.RN

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          Dr Rajasingham Narendran,

          “There is much unfinished business within the borders of the Northern Province, that he can resove with the resources he has.”

          I agree with you.

          The CM and rest of NPC should concentrate on the problems that they have the power to solve.

          I am sure that you have read that Kelani river is contaminated according to some sources while others claim it is not. The situation is similar to Chunnakam where nobody really appears to know how the water is.

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          Dr RN,

          “The Chunnakam well water contamination is the most critical of these.”

          Not only the NPC has problems. The CEA and local authorities appear to have forgotten Kelani river.

          “The Director of the Environment Conservation Trust, Sajeewa Chamikara, alleged that the CEA and local government bodies were not doing their job in protecting the river.”

          The good news is that the Industrial Technology Institute now can perform more water testing than before.

          “Meanwhile, the Director General of the Industrial Technology Institute, S.H. Harischandra said that the institute was equipped with enough facilities to carry out the water test performed in India.”

          http://www.sundaytimes.lk/150913/news/killing-the-kelani-river-163992.html

          Who will force CEA and local authorities to act in environmental protection?

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            TRA,

            Another example of how politics- supposed to be the art of dealing with people and their needs- has been reduced to empty and diversionary slogans. Using rather crude but in this instance apt words, “It is all fart and no shit”.

            Dr.RN

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      What you mean by “Sampanthar inquire CV about the well water in Chunnakam”? Did CV peed in those well? You are hired to cover up the water cut in Colombo. Is still water cut in Colombo keep going on? You are only one doesn’t know what is going with the well in Jaffna. Please read some news pieces before open your mouth.

      Did you ask Sampanthar to inquire Douglas about the Sand pits? Many Northern victims are sleeping in those pits. Why NPC is not getting the judicial power to investigate those? When your master are going to give the Tamils that the constitution has given 26 years ago. Could ask your masters about that?

      Can you ask Sampanthar about for investigation of the murders committed in Chennai and North?

      The criminal are trying to cover up their murders by distracting the ICC inquiry. That is why Douglas fell down on the feet of Ranil again.

      You and Doulas are treating Tamils in the North as your slaves. Don’t put CV and Sampanthar in that level. Write your question first to Doulas and the masters in the South.

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        Mallaiyuran,

        “You are hired to cover up the water cut in Colombo.”

        Why should Dr RN cover up the water problems in Colombo? My understanding is that he wants water problems not covered up but investigated.

        “You are only one doesn’t know what is going with the well in Jaffna.”

        Which of the Jaffna wells are you referring to?

        I also don’t know what kind of water is in Jaffna wells, Chunnakam wells and the Kelani river. Dr RN is not the only one.

        “Why NPC is not getting the judicial power to investigate those?”

        Even according to the 13th amandement CID is not to be part of the Provincial Police and the courts are independent.

        There is nothing stopping the NPC, for instance the provincial Minister of Environment Mr Ayngaranesan, to conduct a non judicial investigation on the sand pits.

        I believe that the local authorities in the Northern Province are the ones to authorize sand pits. They can also close down illegal sand mining operations.

        You should approach local authoritities to ask about their passivity in this matter.

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        Where do you live? Are you aware of the water-related problems confronting the Jaffna peninsula? Are you aware of the difficulties the people in Jaffna have sourcing good water for drinking and farming? Are you aware that even the water bottled in Jaffna has residues of oil and greese in it?

        Is allowing a people to be short changed on an essential food-water, be slowly poisoned and infants to be born with birth defects, due to misplaced political priorities at the NPC level reaching beyond its objectives, and a CM who wants to be a misguided/misdirected/callous judge in his new avatar, not genocide too?

        Your ignorence of the spectre that is the water problem in Jaffna, is also an indication of how the NPC and CM have failed to alert even the Tamils here and in the Diaspora to the seriousness of the issue!

        Dr.RN

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          Naren!

          You are baby.

          You last also tried write a reply to me like not have seen my questions.

          You blamed TNA MP involved in murders and when asked for prove backed off.

          If don’t like to answer those questions, tell me the a truth, how many e-mail you have registered for this purpose?

          How many times you directed the Jaffna water problems to the central ministers came to Jaffna? Do you Rehabilitation minister there now. Can you write the same question to him too?

          Do you know who is an opposition party in a government? Why are asking a opposition party leader to talk about that when Dogee is a minister for 10 years.

          Looks like you have straightened you back with the Colombo water cut. Congratulations!

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      Doctor, I completely agree with you CVW is a big disappointment, he should resign from politics and take shelter in one of those Ashrams in Tamil Nadu and concentrate on religious activities. When he entered politics we had high hopes but when started to shower praises on Pirapaharan during the NPC election everything went down the palanag!

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        CV’s first political entrance was NPC election.

        “When he entered politics we had high hopes ” When was that hope started? not before he get into politics. I guess you mean it is after the “when started to shower praises on Pirapaharan during the NPC election”

        Man, write your name in Sanskrit, that is Mohanasundram or write in Tamil Mohanasuntharam. Don’t write in Sinhala or Pali Mohanasundaram. That stuck my tongue.

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      Dr.RN,

      There was an experts committee made up of engineers and chemists from the US and Australia who tested the wells in question and found no measurable trace of oil contamination, so they concluded that there was insufficient evidence but given the persistent complaints further study was warranted. There was a schism among professionals, with medical doctors and some others on one side saying the contamination was still there despite the lack of measurable evidence, and on the other, many water resource engineers and chemists saying there was insufficient evidence and the issue was being politicized.

      The former group accused the latter of being aligned to the NPC minister in charge–I believe that is the brother of Suresh Premachandran, saying the minister had some conflicts of interests because he owned some businesses or was getting commissions. I don’t know the veracity of all that from here in the US.

      But I have seen email communications where the CM simply told the doctors and engineers he would entrust the minister with this task. So it looks to me that the CM likes to delegate issues to his ministers and he looks at his position as providing broad policy directions and speaking of the people’s issues, but it is the ministers and civil servants who should take direct action. That is not necessarily a bad management style, given my own experiences in the Federal civil service in the US.

      The people concerned should provide evidence of any serious conflict of interests by the minister concerned if they want to be taken seriously, rather than simply talking of conspiracy theories. They can also ask the CM to tighten oversight over his ministers if they feel he is delegating too much.

      But to ask him to resign over such issues at this stage is a huge over-reaction.

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        Agnos,

        Why are the people in the concerned areas complaining yet? The Sakthi TV in its NEWS FIRST program is highlighting this issue for the past several days, with videos of the inside of the affected wells, interviews with residents and expert opinions. The only solution has been to place water tanks ar various locations, The people are collecting good water from these tanks. If there is no problem why this interim solution? What is tyhe long term solution?

        Dr.RN

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          Dr RN and Agnos,

          “The only solution has been to place water tanks ar various locations, The people are collecting good water from these tanks. If there is no problem why this interim solution?”

          Thanks for the good news about the people continuing their struggle.

          I also think that the fact that “good” water (How good can it be?) is provided in tanks shows that there is a problem. The people still have not been convinced about the safety of the Chunnakam water.

          I believe that there have been 6-7 water studies in Chunnakam. Have the results of all of these been published for public discussion? If they have I have missed this due to traveling etc.

          My understanding is that Ranil and others in the Central Government do not believe that Chunnakam water is safe. Ranil and the young doctor UNP candidate from Chunnakam discussed this problem and Ranil promised to help. This is one example of how direct contacts in a major party can be helpful even when the candidate (number 6 whose name I have forgotten) did not receive enough votes this time. I believe that Ranil has made a decision of R/O for Chunnakam but I don’t have the details.

          I do not quite know what the Provincial Minister of Environment has done to solve the problem in Chunnakam and rest of Jaffna that has salty water often contaminated by nitrates. Maybe he has decided that there is no problem so that no action is needed?

          Now the water in Kelani has been declared safe by some and unsafe by others.

          I have recently seen ads of bottled water that has been filtered using 7 different methods including R/O but very few can afford it.

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          I don’t know what is really going on. My expertise in engineering is in another field, and I am not into water resources or chemistry, so I cannot give a proper technical explanation.

          But there appear to be two stumbling blocks:

          1. The lack of a consensus among the concerned professionals.
          2. I have heard the minister in charge has been blocking some efforts, for instance by the Medical faculty in Jaffna, to develop inexpensive filters, etc.

          On the 1st issue, the CM should seek advice from those who have true expertise; he may need to seek assistance from the US and India if needed; I saw the list of the members in the “experts committee,” and they had no real expertise and direct experience in such contamination issues. The chances are that on this particular issue, even in the diaspora, there are no real experts, so the CM should approach the US and India at very high levels to seek technical assistance. He is probably being misled by professionals whom he trusts.

          On the second issue, the CM should consider replacing the current minister in charge with someone more competent and without any conflicts of interest, so that the medical faculty staff, with technical and financial support from the diaspora, can continue to develop inexpensive filtration methods.

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    Wow … Vellala Sambandan now looks the part ,, Doesn’t he ?..

    And fits to a tee with this Yahapalana Government .

    Just imagine Sambnadan with this Wool blend suit squaring off with the Wool Blend attires of Btalanada Ranil the PM, and Galleon Ravi his deputy on the opposite benches….

    imagine the drama , theatrics and full Queen’s Dialect.

    Can’t wait to watch the question time…

    Wonder what our Arya Sinhala Baiyas going to do there , when they wouldn’t have a clue what is going on … Right.

    No wonder Batalanada called Weerawansa a Monkey, and asked another young buck from the SLFP to shut up and leave ,the other day in Parliament.

    Is it Hiru TV which Batalanda has hired to broadcast the proceedings?..

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      Kandiah Arasaratnam Sumanasekeram, the racist has popped his head again. I guess you write some garbage, then come back a day later and read your own comments, give thumbs up and go to your straw mat for a good nights sleep after gulping a coconut shell full of toddy. Then maybe have a wet dream about Geetha Kumarasinghe.

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        Tanil from Scarborough..

        You must be happy your pin up girl Botox Beauty finally got a gig to give Yahapalanaya to our Dalits.

        In fact she has two gigs rolled into one,

        Namely Head Bitch of the PM’s Office plus special advisr o Foreign Affairs.

        Wonder how the PM.s boys feel . But the ex beauty queen wouldn’t have any issues with sexual harassment from the boss , unlike in the West…

        What do you reckon mate..

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          Kandiah Arasaratnam Sumanasekeram, ‘what do I reckon mate’ – firstly I am no mate of yours, secondly I reckon you are one seriously messed up dumb f&&k. Go and get your head checked, maybe you are beyond repair. I will take Geetha any day over a dumb clown like you. At least she still has some good looks left in her. You are one sick bugger, always with some vellalah, diaspora, Anglican, dalit garbage. Get over these words and start writing some sense. What happened to you when you were born, did your mother create you out of some broken machine in Panadura?

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    Mr. Vigneswaran worked against the party (TNA) during the last election
    and ITAK claims that the party lost 3 seats due to C/M’s stand against the party as he was alleged to have supported another party and that is enough to ask him to vacate the position of C/M. Mr. Sambanthan should go by the majority decision and not waste time in pacifying the party members to retain the CM, his appointee.

    Mr. Sambanthan’s hands will be full with the coming events like the
    war crime report and discussions with the govt. on finding a lasting a
    solution to the Tamil problem(in his own words)and he should not waste
    his time on petty things like sorting internal problems within TNA and
    take time to build a good rapport with the govt.as Tamils are hopeful
    of a amicable, final settlement under Sirisena/Sambanthan partnership.

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    Perhaps whatevr said & done by Wiggie wasn’t politically correct at this moment of time , but it would have been close to his heart.

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    Hope L of O advise the CM Northern provincial council need not worry about issues related to UNHRC as that is the prerogative of TNA parliamentary committee to take a stand taking into consideration all geo political factors that leads to reconciliation and development to the people of North. CVW’s action only gives an excuse to opposing factions in South to derail these efforts to recapture power.

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    People did not oppose CV. There was a political campaign to split TNA during the election. Further, some diaspora organization either succumbed to this trick, attempted shout “Sudukuthu Madiyai Pidi”. TNA has to wait for UNHRC(OISL) report. It is not secret that Mavai has spoken a lot recently. But he is not the whole TNA. If Sampanthar can not recognize, he cannot maintain the cohesion and lead the TNA. Now Sampanthar has done what a leader has to do. This is not a special support to CV from Sampanthar.

    Kajendrakumar did a lot better in TNA. Of cause even Sumanthiran did not do like that in the election. But he did not do like that outside of TNA. Comparing them two with CV, he stood way ahead of them both. Then why there is new need for him leave TNA and start a new alliance? Of cause there will be always some members of a political party discontented. They need to know color of the politics. If they want to go alone, they should test it. Why do they need CV for that?

    Of cause it is time for TPNF and TNA work together. When Sumanthiran and Gajendrakumar debated last time, Sumanthiran openly invited TNPF to work with TNA. So TNPF need not to feel that it is not that proud for them to join after losing the election. Because the invitation was placed well before the election.

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    In TNA Sumanthran is Thuriothanan , Mavai Senathirajah is Sahuni, Sambanthar is Gaangai manthar and Viknaswaran is Krishna bahavaan. The Nothern Baratha Poor continues. For the good future of tamils politics, Sahuni should be remover from TNA. Thuriothanan is a talented person but selfish and cunning – Sambanthan have to direct him in the right direction. Where sivaganam fits here. At the end good will win and evil will be perished. In lankasri sumbanthar was bluffing – good work Lankasri.

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    Sampanthan

    Why are you defending Wigneswaran. You brought him in to the TNA fold but he hated the TNA and worked to fail it. It is time for him to go. If you had put Douglas instead of Wiggi, Douglas would have been very loyal to you. Even he would have done paatha pooja for you.

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      R K Raghavan

      “Douglas would have been very loyal to you. Even he would have done paatha pooja for you.”

      Douglas is now ready to worship Ranil, Siri, and Chanrika. He wants to support the National Government.

      By the way why do you find fault on Chief Minister? Could you list those crimes that you think he has committed while being in NPC.

      What was possible and what did he fail to deliver given that NPC has been functioning only a few years?

      Have you had opportunity to speak to the Southern people about their dis-functioning councils, though these were established in 1988?

      Go visit and see how those thieves affiliated to various parties run their Councils. A few honest provincial members say they do not have enough decentralized powers to deliver what the people want while whatever minuscule powers that they had in 13th Amendment have been taken away by previous government, through local MPs, Ministers, Colombo bureaucrats, local thugs, ……

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        Native Vedda,

        “By the way why do you find fault on Chief Minister? Could you list those crimes that you think he has committed while being in NPC.”

        There have been accusations of nepotism, abuse of power, employing a foreigner possibly without a working visa, maybe receiving foreign funds thru illegal channels. Some of the funds might come from diaspora groups listed as supporters of terrorism.

        Innocent until proven guilty. No investigation or even written complaint to my best knowledge. Not yet anyway.

        “Have you had opportunity to speak to the Southern people about their dis-functioning councils, though these were established in 1988? Go visit and see how those thieves affiliated to various parties run their Councils. A few honest provincial members say they do not have enough decentralized powers to deliver what the people want while whatever minuscule powers that they had in 13th Amendment have been taken away by previous government, through local MPs, Ministers, Colombo bureaucrats, local thugs, …… “

        Good point!

        In the Uva Province apparently even so called land powers had already been devolved to the former CM Shashindra Rajapaksa.

        “Former Uva Province Chief Minister Shashindra Rajapaksa has been summoned by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Large Scale Corruption (PCoI) with regard to an allegation of distributing state owned lands in Mahiyangana incurring a loss to the government.”

        http://www.dailymirror.lk/86745/shashindra-rajapaksa-summoned-to-the-pcoi

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        Native Vedda

        Two charges: One, as explained in my earlier comment of letting down the TNA. Two, his total incompetence despite the constraints to steer ahead the NPC to achieve something from little. Instead he has succumbed to the ratti Sivagilingam and drama queen Ananthi and is playing ding dong politics.

        I am one of the founders of the LTTE. We had a vision and steered well but failed because of our own failures. Wiggi has even lost his judicious thinking. He will be another Kooli of the hegemonic government soon.

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          R K Raghavan

          “I am one of the founders of the LTTE.”

          I am lead to believe that LTTE was a brain child of VP and he and he alone built it and eventually destroyed it. What part did you play as one who was also a founding terrorist?

          Now that VP is not around CT forum sharers can have a go at you whenever they are depressed/frustrated. Were you aware of the fact even at the early stage VP showed some symptom of a psychopath? What did you do to stop him from turning into a fully developed sadistic psychopath? You didn’t stop the evolution of this despot and therefore is it right that the people have the right to blame you for your irresponsibility?

          “We had a vision and steered well but failed because of our own failures.”

          Did you? You are not being serious are you? What was the vision, to build up a naughty boy into a formidable psychopathic despot Thesiath Thalaivaru?

          “He will be another Kooli of the hegemonic government soon.”

          You mean Senti?

          CVW is making the right noises regarding war crimes at a time when Ranil Sirisena are working hard to bury all the accusations.

          What the matter with you people?

          If I were a Tamil I would join him in raising the issue bit more loud and clear. I have been shouting for an investigation of all war crimes committed by all starting from 5th April 1971. I know no one notice me.

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            Native Vedda

            My loyalty to our Thesiya Thalaivar went to the extent of joining the hands of Mathi to him. It was not easy. I made lots of sacrifices.

            As you say our leader was not a psychopath. Your psychopathic mind is blatantly projecting him a psycho. Anton Balasingam with his Johnny Walker crusade failed him. I told my leader of this in the early 90’s. But the trust and confidence he had in Bala was beyond mitigation.

            Lately few idiots like KP and Castro systematically ruined the movement. KP was bootlicking Hendawitharane and saying yes sir, yes sir to our honest Thambi. The disabled Castro was running his own movement within the movement.

            Vaiko is a mad man. He promised our Thalaivar that BJP will win in the 2009 election and he can help the LTTE from its annihilation.

            If I was with Thambi I would have given him the good direction but it was too late. Even my wife Nimi is sad.

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              R.K.Raghavan,

              Your wife whom you call Nimi is Nirmala Rajasingham, the sister of Rajani Thiranagama, right? Her publicly announced views don’t seem to fit what you are saying. Do you have something extra to make us believe that you are the authentic Raghavan, a founding member of the LTTE, and not some pretender on the internet?

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                Agnos

                I only said: ‘Even my wife Nimi is sad’.

                You went on to state: ‘Her publicly announced views don’t seem to fit what you are saying’.

                You are entitled to make your judgement or opinion in this free forum.

                Do not try and give a spin to the facts.

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              R K Raghavan

              Aren’t you typing loads of bull here.

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                Native Vedda

                What bull?

                Bulls eye or bulls shit?

                You are such a native man and cannot comprehend the facts stated by me.

                Don’t waste my time.

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                  R K Raghavan

                  “Don’t waste my time.”

                  You are wasting your time, not me.

                  “You are such a native man and cannot comprehend the facts stated by me.”

                  Facts can be easily comprehended but not bull.

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                    Native Vedda

                    You are a typical native living in the yesteryears. Vedda is the added qualification.

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    What Wiggy did was not helpful to the unity of Tamils at this juncture, but it didn’t hurt TNA that badly nor did benefit the party he was tacitly supported. Still wasn’t sure why he did choose the path he chose- Political immaturity or he thought it was smart politics. This is the same guy who went to Temple tree to be sworn in as the CM of North by MR. He used TNA and once he came to power trying to show his mid finger. Sampanthan brought him as he thought Wiggy will be a pillar to TNA in the years to come but he miserably failed him.

    Despite all these disappointment Sampanthan, the elderly statesman he is, trying his best to keep the TNA unity in tack, an it is a good move. Without Sampanthan, TNA might have a good time, which is a worry to moderates. International war crime investigation is good and we all support but we should see that MR is getting any political millage out of it and comes back to power or any lives are not lost because of the turmoil it might bring with internally. Shouldn’t loose any more lives here, in the name of chasing justice, if IC is reneged what can I do, they were the guardians of HR, would I take up arms against them too. We don’t have VP any more, let bring our PM in exile to bring his children and fight a war, would he?.

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    It is opportune that Sampandan with his unquestioned integrity and political maturity intervene at this juncture to bring about some understanding between Wiggles and the rest of the TNA dissidents like the jokers of the ilk of Senathirajah, where a wide intellectual disparity exists. These idiotic jokers do not seem to appreciate the administrative role of the chief Minister vis –a- vis that of the politics of the TNA. Besides the intellectual vacuity of the rest of the jokers in the Council, except a few, whose voices are drowned, there is also the petty aspirations of these persons to be gained at the expense of those whom they represent. On the other hand, however, it is time that Wiggles has a hard look at himself in keeping with the need of his position to look after the interests of the all the people that he has been elected to do so, having shed his religious attachments becoming more secular in his approach putting the enthusiasm for his religion aside keeping it private to himself. Bensen

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    Sampanthar and CV has to work together. TNA leaders have said that nothing can be done if IC not cooperating.

    There is a concern that IC including, UNHRC, Ban-Ki-Moon, Prince Zaied, State Secretary Kerry…. have been well known Diplomats put pressure on TNA not to stand for justice.

    Channel – 4 has released a document saying that arrangement are being done to pass the IOSL decision for internal inquiry and this will necessitate evidences handed over for internal inquiry. UNP Government appointed lawyers on behalf of Vidya to go and tell to court to dismiss her murder case as the government had destroyed all the murders evidences. Jeyakumari has been accused of crimes doing at even the places she did not visit. She is being arrested for framed petty theft under POT and kept without bail. (The family pumped out 10 Billion Dollars to foreign Banks is in the parliament to keep agitate the New Royal Government to stay on anti-Tamil cause) The government has its own ways of evidence collecting and erasing. It was the minister of Justice who accepted and concealed the Aluthgama murder evidences to keep his murder accusation to be suppressed. Even the Government’s thugs like Kathirgamar, Fernando Pillai Premachandra … of their families has been forced to support the government who killed their family member. That has gone up to friends. Upul Jayasuriya BASL who criticized the murder of Justice Sriskandarajah on CJ Shirani case been silenced by stuffing his mouth with full of perks.

    Time to time IC is covering Lankave’s murders. Donor countries’ International Enninemts Persons did nothing to solve the muders committed by Goverment. There are talks that Sampanthar opposition party leadership in only until the 30th sitting of UNHRC. After that, it will go to UPFA.

    TNA has to keep IC inquiry atop rather than the internal feudel.

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    In a family, when mother punish one child , father support the child. When father punish, mother support – that is a very good tactic to control children. North politics is like that. Also we Tamils have a very old culture of respecting elders and Sumanthiran should not destroy our culture by questioning respectable viki. If Sumanthiran doesn’t know our Tamil culture it is very sad.

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    Senthil.

    Who is Throupathai in the TNA?

    K.A.Sumane is getting ready to watch the strip-tease!

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    It is true that CVW got carried away by the rhetoric of Tamil politics and ‘Vedantic Hinduism’. His anti-TNA stand at the recent parliamentary elections was wrong, misguided and had the potential to damage the lives of the people living in the Northern Province and the whole of Sri Lanka irreversibly…….but fortunately the electorate was wiser than the distinguished judge. However, he is a man of intergrity and still commands my respect. I am certain that the people of the Northern Province are also equally proud – atleast for the moment, to be led by a man of his calliber rather than the alternatives in the horizon, the likes of Mr Sivajilingam, Mr Premachandran, Mr Devananda and Mrs Aanandi Sasidharan. Similarly the entire country needs more such people- who are honest and have a level of intergrity, that the people can begin to trust their leaders again. Remember CVW is new to politics and has been forced into this trajectory through a cruel irony of fate. He needs the understanding and support of all of us and time to mature in his new world.
    So Mr Sampandan’s decision to support him at this juncture is correct…..thank god that the whole country in general and the Tamil people in particular have Mr Sampandan’s wisdom to guide them through this turbulent times.
    Professor Mahesan Nirmalan
    Manchester Medical School

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      Dr. Mahesh Nirmalan,

      Let us call a spade a spade. We cannot afford to be nice about those who opt to be politicians, whoever they may me. CM Wigneswaran, is inept.

      Dr.RN

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      Professor Mahesan Nirmalan

      “His anti-TNA stand at the recent parliamentary elections was wrong, misguided and had the potential to damage the lives of the people living in the Northern Province and the whole of Sri Lanka irreversibly…”

      I don’t understand many things that has been fed to the stupid people and done in their name. Here is the election message from CVW:

      Excerpt from “A Message by the Chief Minister regarding the impending Election” 29/07/15

      “lt is my expectation that our people would elect in the coming Election those who would work for our people dedicatedly. As far as the Tamil representatives are concerned we need those who would conform to the norms set by Valluvar – honest in politics, strong in principles, dedicated in people’s service, far in sight and incorruptible in spirit. Such persons must stress the individuality of our community, they must confirm our right to self determination, they must be prepared to work ceaselessly to obtain the rights of our people and to obtain justice for them. Such are the Representatives to Parliament our region and people need. I shall be available to them in the
      performance of their historical and ethical functions.”

      In another of his message (undated) CVW wrote:

      May I call upon our brothers and sisters to choose the best candidates to represent us in Parliament – representatives who would stand the test of Valluvar! I call upon all of you to exercise your democratic right to the fullest and strengthen our political journey ahead. I also call upon each and every one of you to be ever vigilant and keep us accountable and at your service. We should cease to be seasonaltourists during election times! “Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees and both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people” (Henry Clay, American Statesman and Orator)

      May God bless each and every one of you!

      Professor Mahesan Nirmalan

      Please let us know what you find wrong in his message which made you to assume that “CVW got carried away by the rhetoric of Tamil politics and ‘Vedantic Hinduism’”.

      Please note aspiring for good governance is not a prerogative of Ranil & Sirisena.

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        Native Vedda, I am aware of what CVW said/wrote etc. However, what was being implied through these messages was that the current leadership of the TNA is flawed/lacking on the above domains. He may be right in that…..but what alternate option was he proposing to the electorate? Gajan Ponnambalam? …… Vidyadharan?……Sivajilingam?. That is what I meant when I said he got carried away by ‘rhetoric’ and ‘vedantham’. But I support him wholeheartedly in his pursuit of an ideal and selfless leadership…..that’s why he deserves our support and understanding at this juncture. People like CVW are referred to as ‘Karma Yogis’ who do/say/practice the truth as evident to them…..irrespective of the consequences. They follow the teachings at the battlefields of ‘Kurushestra’ and apply it to the twisted world of Sri Lankan politics. Current Sri Lankan politics – in my view, is a bit more complicated for the ‘Karma Yogis’ of this world……..I think.
        BTW, I enjoy your writings.
        Best
        Nirmalan

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          Mahesh Nirmalan

          “but what alternate option was he proposing to the electorate?”

          For a start the people have decided to kick the Mandayan out of office. Isn’t it a good thing? There are others who think that TNA naturally belong to them because of their long (dis)service to the people. Some still think they are the sole representatives of Tamils.

          The party cannot go on as business is usual. Some one somewhere either within or outside has to shake it up so as to bring new blood /ideas into the party. People are not prepared to listen to the history lessons that they repeat at every public meeting.

          There are those with two faces one for the public appearance and one for their business partners.

          Don’t you want to politely remind public what these dead woods are up to.

          A people who went through suffering for many years need better leaders, honest role models the young can look up to.

          In fact I blame CVW not for his message but for not carrying his message to the Sinhalese people in the South.

          Both Sinhalese and Tamils need good telling off (or in my own words good b***ocking).

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    Prof:Nirmalan.

    What makes you think that CM.Wigneswaran has been carried away?

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    Sumanthiran and Mavai had been very critical CVW at the last meeting of the ITAK held in Colombo. Please read a believable report that apeared in the Asian Tribune to understand the nuances:

    http://www.asiantribune.com/node/87879

    Dr.RN

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      [Edited out] Please write instead of posting links – CT

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