13 November, 2018

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Sampanthan Laments Lack Of Political Will To Enact New Constitution

Leader of the Opposition and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R Sampanthan told the United Nation’s Resident Coordinator Terrence D Jones yesterday that despite a lot of work done regarding a new constitution since 1998, political will and courage is lacking ‘to take it further’.

Sampanthan had highlighted the need to adopt a new constitution ‘to ensure the non-recurrence of the past’ and had flagged key concerns of Tamil people when Jones was making a courtesy call on him in Parliament according to a media statement released by the TNA.

In a veiled reference to State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran of the United National Party (UNP) bing nostalgic about the LTTE and calling for its resurrection, Sampanthan said ‘when the government overreacts to the extremists its only becomes an impediment to achieving reconciliation”.

He also complained over the slow pace in which lands occupied by the military are being released and insisted that relevant decisions should be made by the Government and not the security forces.

R Sampanthan with the United Nation’s Resident Coordinator Terrence D Jones

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    We are very slow in giving the just rights of minorities. What ever given were after a lot of bloodshed and irreparable damage to the economy.Amazingly it is the Buddhist clergy who are expected to shed all things material who are spearheading the nationalist thinking. When we gave Provincial Councils it was too little too late. We could have given them in 1957 when Badaranayaka Chelvanagam pact was proposed. Think of USA where a black American became the president and London now having a Muslim Mayor. I don’t think that we can reach that level [SOWAN] even in another 1000 years.

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      This is why what Ms.Vijayakala Maheswaran’s said makes sense. When LTTE was active the govts were willing to give fair rights to Tamils and Sinhala Buddhists dint have an issue either to be fair Sinhala Christians still don’t have a problem with a just solution.

      “. JVP MP Vijitha Herath said that his party vehemently condemned the statement made by State Minister Maheshwaran.”
      This coming from a party that had two armed uprising against an elected government failing miserably and sacrificing the youth and now enjoying govt perks in parliament. Been around since early 70’s what have they achieved?

      How about Karuna’s and Pillian’s political party. So why not LTTE?

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        Burt,
        The Sinhala weak leaders kept LTTE terrorists active for 30 years. Tamil have been given rights that they are not entitle to, e.g; Tamil language as an official language, Tamil medium education, Tamil public holidays, and many more.
        /
        Tamil have no future in Sri Lanka unless they stop making stupid demands and promise full integration with native Sinhalese.

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          John,

          Due to the weakness of the Tamils, for a long time only the Sinhalese have been allowed rights that they are not entitle to, e.g; only Sinhala language was an official language, Sinhala medium education, Sinhala public holidays, and many more. Thanks to the LTTE, now everything is different.

          Sinhalese have no future in Sri Lanka (will continue to suffer, beg and slave in Mid-East) unless they fulfill the Tamil demands and promise full autonomy for the Tamils.

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            What Sambanthan says is absolutely right. Except for a hand full of Sinhalese, the rest are not willing to share land or power in a meaningful way with Tamils. They feel that entire Sri Lanka belongs to them and they should rule according to their wish, and giving Tamils any will erode their rights. Despite geological, archaeological and genetic proof of presence of Tamils in Sri Lanka, Sinhalese are harping on geographical, historical and demographic factors to lay their claim. So this exercise of drawing up a new constitution is a farce just to hoodwink the international community. It will be dragged for a long time and dropped altogether. Foreign intervention diplomatically and if it fails, militarily is absolutely necessary if Tamils are to get their legitimate rights to rule them. What Tamils are demanding is the restoration of their sovereignty which was not returned to them when British left, due to which they are undergoing this suffering of discrimination and violence by the (continued)

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            What Mrs Maheswaran said signifies the frustration of Tamils in the north where there is breakdown of law and order. Armed forces and police dominated by Sinhalese are behind these and that is the reason all crimes are going on without any action with blessing of government. It is an open secret that drug smuggling is being done by Navy and drug peddling is done by Army. Violence is unleashed by EPDP and rehabilitated LTTE cadres working with military intelligence. Government is quick to take action against Mrs. Maheswaran but are woefully slow in the murders of Tamils committed by police. The partiality is evident as Tamils are being arrested while Sinhala murderers are roaming freely. Tamils will never get justice because judicial mechanism consisting of police, bar and the bench are institutionally racist. Dinesh Chandimal case is a good example where justice was meted out to the Sinhala criminal. If that case was heard by Sri Lankan panel, Chandimal would have been exonerated saying that video recording is warped and vague and all three umpires and adjudicator would have been banned from officiating in any tests in the future. This is the sad truth about kangaroo courts in Sri Lanka banana republic jungle rule.

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          Well said John.Tamils must integrate with the Sinhalese, together fight all the causes common to them.Colonials ha\d the right idia where they neglected the numerous devales in the south and made the Tamils in to Sinhalese. Where ever they could they installed the Buddhist statues and made those places of worship to a Buddhist place of worship.I saw this to my self.Go and see the Raja Maha vihara in Kotte,Maligawa in Kandy,Embakke,Gadaladeya.They all have the signs of Hindu figures.
          British created the Maligawa and the first Perahara combining the Buddhists with the Hindu.
          They opened the city of Kandy to the humble Sinhalese but the high class rascals opposed the simple people attending the Perahara.British had to bring a Malay regiment to protect the people.Today the Maligawa is big bussiness, in the process strangling the people of Kandy.They have put a heavy presence of police wasting taxpayers’ money.Roasd by the Maligawa is closed to us but open to the privilege, clear example of divide and rule.
          Tamils too have the same problems with their two bit politicians where separatism is their way of grabbing their share of the national loot, where Tamils will never be benefited.
          Communities working together is the only option. We had a Tamil as a Foreign minister and a cabinet minister and who killed them?
          Having a separate state for Tamils will not solve their problems, but only give a benefit to their leaders just as in the south.

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            John, why can’t it be other way. Sinhalese have no future in Sri Lanka unless they stop making stupid posturing and promise full integration with native Tamils.

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          Hello John you say: “Tamil have no future in Sri Lanka unless they stop making stupid demands and promise full integration with native Sinhalese.”
          ~~~
          Never mind the Tamils’ future. What I would say is even the Sinhalese may not have a future because they have allowed the Chinese to slowly but surely tighten their financial stronghold on the whole country. It’s a joke to talk about Tamils integrating with the native Sinhalese. What is better to talk about is the possibility of all native Sri Lankans having to integrate with the non-native Chinese, if things carry on as they are and unchecked!
          ~~~
          http://tinyurl.com/ya5yvhor

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            A new hardworking race of chingalese will emerge in hambantota.

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              Quite true. Very soon you will have to sing, “Podi podi Cheenala maha paare, Cheenage hendey aadhaare”

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                We know TAMILAL SARI PEETH SARI, INDIAN PROVERB”IF YOU SEE TAMIL AND COBRA KILL TAMIL FIRST

      • 4
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        The moderate Tamil Politicians like Sampanthan has been lamenting for the last 70 years to the deaf years of the UN, which itself is a dysfunctional and corrupt organisation….

        As you say it’s a shame that only Guns will do the talking

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          UN is way past its use-before date. Permanent members with veto powers might have been good just after the world war but now it is the main reason nothing could be done through the UN.
          The three main abusers of human rights are USA, China and Russia. UN is helpless as each have their veto power and by proxy Israel has vetoed any just solution for Palestinians. Russia has annexed its neighboring states and very soon China will flex its muscle. UN will not be able to do a damn thing.

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          Rajesh,

          Sampanthan is a dysfunctional and corrupt politician who has made a very good living out of asking for something which can’t be delivered because his demands are excessive.

          Eg Most Sri Lankan Tamils live in the Sinhalese areas. See how well, rich and well to do they are compared to the Sinhalese.

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        Burt
        “When LTTE was active and Govt were willing to give fair rights to Tamils and SB’s didn’t have an issue either to be fair Sinhalese Christians still don’t have a problem with a just solution?”
        Just what do you mean by it?
        I am somewhat thick, would you please explain?
        Did you see that video clip which viral thought the country which showed Ms Vijakala ordering people who had tied up Swiss Kumar to untie him following the rape and killing of school girl Vidiya in Punguduthivu?
        Besides that, is it possible that Ms Vijayakala Maheswaran was prompted to say what she said by any one?
        Is is possible that she is getting ready to jump ship like a rat?

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      upali

      you are right.The sinhala politicians mentality seems to be,if the tamils want anything they have to fight for it.Provincial councils also came because of prabhaharan,though he did not want it.I wonder what would have happened in india if Nehru also felt that dravidians should fight for quasi federalism if they want to get it from the aryan north.

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        India’s strategy of managing Tamil chavunism is massaging Tamil ethnic ego. Sri Lanka is not able to play that game due to obvious geopolitical reality.

        And what has Tamils done? Have they stopped venerating a murderer? given up on Tamil chauvinism? NO

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          If the Sinhalese don’t have to stop venerating murderers (Wijeweera, Somarama, etc) why should the Tamils have to stop?
          Have you Sinhalese given up on Sinhala chauvinism?

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          sach
          Tamil chauvinism is a mirror echo of Sinhalese chauvinism.
          That’ll.

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      What are these JUST rights that we are slow to give? Prosecuting the army for the sin of destroying their pet terrorists?

      Unwillingness to back a constitution that creates a minority power over majority similar to GG’s 50-50?

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        Why what about the grabbed lands? Do you have the power to hand it over back?

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        sach
        “Unwillingness to back a constitution that creates a minority power over majority similar to GG’s 50-50?”

        have you read the new draft constitution.Tell me where it creates a minority power over majority.Then why are the tamil diaspora angry with sampanthan and sumanthiran for trying to get a new constitution.Also TNA has dwindled to just 337000 votes at the Local Govt elections.Why is that if tamils think that new constitution is so good for them?Why are they dropping away from TNA fold?

        By undermining sampanthan and sumanthiran who are moderates you are gradually dragging them away from the political sphere and substituting them with extremists,the same way you did to amirthalingam by giving powerless district development councils and allowing prabhaharan to fill the vacuum and take over.By supporting the new constitution you will be supporting sumanthiran whose effigy is being burnt by tamils abroad.Sumanthiran or wiggy is your choice.

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      See his NAME, R. SAMBANDAN, R Meaning RAAJA-VIRODHI (State Enemy) Sambandan. This man terrorists Oriented and double tongue person. His dates are numbered.

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        Sarath

        “See his NAME, R. SAMBANDAN, R Meaning RAAJA-VIRODHI (State Enemy)”

        Very good, please append the word and your interpretation to the next Mahawamsa and pass it on to board of editors of Sri Lanka Encyclopedia.

        His name is Rajavarothayam Sampanthan. Now you will have to look for the meaning of Rajavarothayam beyond your racist nose.

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        Sarath, Raaja-virodhi is not sinhala word . But it is a tamil one.
        EnAG

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          EnAG

          “Sarath, Raaja-virodhi is not sinhala word . But it is a tamil one.”

          No its a Sanskrit word.

          Virodhi – Enmity, Hatred, Strife, Quarrel between or with, …………………………………….

          Virodhin – Opposing, Hindering, Preventing, Obstructing, excluding, disturbing, adverse, hostile,……………………………..

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      Upali
      I am dreaming for the day to vote for a Tamil as a president. That is the day when the Tamil poltical class declare that this country is too small and the pattern of existing minority demographic distribution does not warrant ‘poltical solutions’ based on ethnic and religious enclaves The day they realise that such a ‘political solution’ will require physical relocation of Tamils (all Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion or the date of arrival ) scatterred across the island into North East. That is the day I can join hands with my Tamil brothers and sisters to fight against the common enemy of economic depravity.
      Soma

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        somass

        “I am dreaming for the day to vote for a Tamil as a president.”

        Keep dreaming, the day will come when you will have to vote according to Constitution of the People’s Republic of China for Sri Lanka Special Administrative Region and approved by the National People’s Congress of China.

        On the other hand you might end up electing Hindian’s Sinhala state of Sri Lanka Legislative Assembly and Members of Parliament in Sultanate of New Delhi.

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      you fag dont know how many Muslim mayors Colombo had?. you scums are bane to your own countries and now poluting the West.

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    Mr. Sampanthan don’t worry. Mr.Jones is aware Sri Lankan politics is full of intrigues, conspiracies and games. So he already knows Vijayakala was set-up to make that dastardly statement in order to divert attention from an even more reprehensible statement made by Asgiriye Upali calling upon Gota to launch a Hitlerian dictatorship in the country. He also knows this will tilt the island even more closer to China posing a serious threat to the geopolitical interests of US and India in the region. So Mr. Sampanthan all what you have to do is to smoothly push the right buttons.

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    Does anyone know what is in Dr Ranil’s New Constitution?.
    We know Dr Ranil;s mate Dr Jayayampathy has produced so may Reports and Drafts.
    But all we know is these Reports are all about Degrading Buddhism and give a Separate Home Land in the North for Colombo Tamils.
    While Dr Jayampathy was drafting, Dr Ranil’s other mate from Singapore went to town with our poor inhabitants EPF.
    And the SIL Aloysious and his Daddy scooped up 24 A class Businesses with the loot.
    Plus there was enough left overs to pay Santhosams to 118 Members in Kotte.
    And a Luxurious Pent House for Dr Ranil’s World best ex Treasurer’s Missus and Daughter…
    That is all good.
    What about the 75 % of the inhabitants who are battling to overcome the 3 and 1/2 years of Yahapalana hardships?..
    What is there for these Battlers’ in Dr Ranil’s New Constitution?
    These battlers, are the poor Sinhala Buddhist whom my mate Native mate call Fascists…..

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      JUST FOLLOW THE INDIAN PROVERB “IF YOU SEE TAMIL AND COBRA, KILL TAMIL FIRST

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        Go and tell it to your mom… You foul-mouthed pig.

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        Asoka

        IT IS NOT AN INDIAN PROVERB, IT IS A NORTHERN TAMIL PROVERB THAT SAYS
        “IF YOU SEE A MAN FROM THE SOUTH (SINGALA MAN) AND A COBRA, LEAVE THE COBRA AND ATTACK THE SINGALA”

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        Asoka

        Did your mother realise her monumental mistake just after giving birth to you?
        Rae vetunu valeh daval vatenne nae (The man who fell into the pit at night, does not fall into it again in broad daylight)
        Surely your mother would have learned from her mistake.
        Is she still looking for your absentee father?

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “These battlers, are the poor Sinhala Buddhist whom my mate Native mate call Fascists…..”

      I do not call Sinhalese and Buddhist fascists however I call them stupid. The Sinhala/Buddhist anti people, anti social, racist, bigoted, anti democratic, anti pluralistic, jealousy driven ……………….. thugs are ….. fascists.

      You should be worrying about them.
      If you need more finance and support please contact Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (“National Volunteer Organization”) Mohan Bhagwat who would love to see Hindian fascism extended to their Sinhala state of Hindia.

      Give it a thought.

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    Keeping this old man as opposition leader is a shameful politically cynical act by the hora yahapalana clique. He speaks of nothing else but Tamil RIGHTS only while the country’s security and economy are going to the dogs. What isthe use of his opposition?

    As to the constitution, the majority of Sri Lankans including the maha sangha has given their verdict on this secret plot to divide the country in to ethnic enclaves (without any control from Colombo) or joint tasks list. Sampanthan can cry to UN plotters like Jones, but that will not change anything.

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      He speaks for the tamils, because no Sinhalese does so.. If you can get the northern votes why don’t you serve them in the same spirit? What’s wrong in speaking on behalf of Tamils? Mind you, he is an experienced politician with zero records on corruption. As for the security and economy there are other people appointed, aren’t you aware of this? He’s not to be blamed for their inefficiency..

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    Dear Sampanthan,
    For you it took so long to understand the politics of Srilanka as a matured politician to understand its character and how it works. It is very simple to understand the Sinhalese politics. If you look at vaguely you may think that UNP and SLFP are different but in reality they are very common in terms of their position, policies and governance in relations to race, religion and language. According them Srilanka is belongs to Sinhalese only. The religion of this island is Buddhism only. This land belongs to Sinhalese only. You can talk about historical facts, human rights, war crimes, equal rights, corruption, violence, law and order but nothing will move out of their way. Do you think is it possible to punish a Sinhalese for a crime against a Tamil or Muslim? Do you know why Sinhalese people changed their government in 2015? You may think that is because Mahinda violated human rights but the truth is that they need to reduce the international pressure on Mahinda. They used you very well. They promised something and do you know what they got from you? You agreed with them that LTTE was a terrorist and you justified the massacre of 40000 or more innocent Tamils by Sinhalese military. How can this government which has no majority give their promise of new constitution? It is a common sense and it is an impossible promise. Whether it is Mahinda or Ranil, they will never ever give you anything. Finally you have divided Tamils and lost everything!

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      You are a Racist. A damn racist… What a low class attitude.. So you need Tamils only for votes isn’t it? Whereas you bend in twos and fours to the ground begging for votes and bring up many fake promises that you could think of…. Shameless country… Reconciliation is just a word.. Not an action

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      Ajith,
      Get your facts right that it’s not 40000, it’s 4000 casualties.

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        The fact is 140,000 casualties.

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          Northern man

          “The fact is 140,000 casualties.”

          Be serious, it was 1,400,000.

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          There is no need for a new constitution. Just flush the 13th amendment down the pan and fully implement the 6th amendment. As everyone knows India bullied then the weak leader JRJ into adding the illegal 13th amendment to Sri Lankan constitution.
          /
          Land in Yapapatuna (Jaffna) belong to native Sinhalese.

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          Northern man,
          140,000 is the figure that Tamils sacrificed (cannibalized) their own Tamils like goats.

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        John,
        Is it in Angoda, John?

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    Just like Chelvanayagam and Prabakaran, Sambandan is a Malabari descent , not a Tamil. There are no ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka, that’s why Tamil Nadu -Tamils (genuine Tamils) don’t consider so called Sri Lankan Tamils as their own.

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      Malabari descent??? genuine Tamils??? no ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka??? don’t consider???

      Looks like you are sitting on your brain and uttering gibberish from your rear end.

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      Johnny Baby

      “Just like Chelvanayagam and Prabakaran, Sambandan is a Malabari descent , not a Tamil. “

      Does it make you a close relative of Sambandan?

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    Sampanthan Aiya should not over react. Not that nothing was done. Considerable progress has been made by this Government with respect to return of land. He as a seasoned politician is aware that “Rome was not built in a day”. It may be misunderstood that he shows signs of pessimism only when he meets UN officials and other foreign leaders with white skins just to perpetuate the thinking pattern of the western world enabling the continuation of influx of individuals to western countries for a lot of “good reasons”. Enacting a new Constitution is a different ball game. He is aware that this may even require a referendum. What if the referendum is lost? It would only encourage pandemonium in the country. The legislature will have no moral right to legislate in the future and if good practices are adopted then it must vote enabling the President to dissolve. Will Sampanthan Aiya be the leader of the opposition in the next Parliament? Aiya! Think 10 times before you leap. We need amity, prosperity and happiness, not the reverse by divisive referenda or other scatter brained activity.

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      Good Sense

      “He as a seasoned politician is aware that “Rome was not built in a day”.

      However if you really have “Good Sense” as you seem to claim can I point out the land was grabbed over night many years ago and the state, the successive governments, the armed forces have had 9 years to sort out. Why is it not a priority for them to return the land. If Sambandan does not kick and scream nothing seem to change. The status quo remains as it is, people suffer unless they support the crooks who run the country, ……………………….. keep mum when the act illegally, …………….

      “We need amity, prosperity and happiness, not the reverse by divisive referenda or other scatter brained activity.”

      Could you tell us about who was opposed to amity, prosperity and happiness from 1948 to 2018, remembering the years 1948, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1987-1990, 2013, 2018, ……………………………

      Sampanthan Aiya does not need/deserve your pretensions, being falsely addressed as Aiya. I would not have minded if you typed Sambandan Aiyo or Aiyo Sambandan.

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        Hi Native,

        We live in the present, not in the past. Lessons of the past are important. Amity can be achieved by the contribution of many including Sampanthan Aiya. “Ane Aiyo!” he does not by his behavior. Unlike in the past this government has done something towards the return of land which is better than nothing. To describe it as slow is unjust merely because 100% is not achieved.

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    OUR PEOPLE !!

    bloody racist old farter.

    You are the leader of the opposition which includes Sinhalese, Tamils & Muslims of any cast or religion.

    you always think of only one group of people, NOT Srilankans as a whole

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    Sampanthar is radical Sinhalaya one within the class of Mangala Ramaya or Unpali Podi Ayatollah, or Amith or Priyasad!

    How can he call Vijayakala a extremist when she is an UNPyer an in recognition for her services to the Sinhala Party UNP, she has been vested with some ministerial responsibility?

    It is ok for Sampanthar when she was working for the UNP and receive Minister Post, but she becomes an extremist only after she breaks up not being able to do anything by talking to her party leaders of three women, 6 to 60 years, in small are where 1:3 army guards are present being raped and/or murdered. Is Sampanthar denying that she too a woman thus by human feeling she would feeling when her being hurt? Of cause we understand Sampanthar stopped showing feeling when Tamils are being hurt, but why he is expecting that from Vijayakala too? Is that because Sampanthar is jealous that UNP, SLFP and EPDP did very much better than Sampanthar’s fake NA in the Tamils’ in the last LG election?

    North is being colonialized, Tamils women raped, Tamils toured and murdered, ex rebels and school students used as mules in Kanga trade of the Rapist Army, up to Mahendran – Kathirgamar level Tamil employees are used in world class racketeering-an opposite trend of British time, no cases can be proven in front of the Sinhala Only Jury. The radical extremist Sampanthar is talking about reconciliation only to save his gollaya Ranil. Sampanthar didn’t talk about NYT essay because it may end up as Ranil has to get people’s money from the racketeering Chinese Corporation and he will have to black list his funders.

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    Majority of the people don’t want a new constitution. Why exactly you need a new constitution ? People want to see the government upholding the existing constitution.


    ‘to ensure the non-recurrence of the past’ we need to improve our military, police,counter intelligence and that’s enough. Also we need leaders who have a backbone to confront terrorists, not to cuddle with them. You don’t need a new constitution to do that.

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      Pissu Hutan

      “Majority of the people don’t want a new constitution. “

      When did you have the referendum to come to such a conclusion?
      Pissu vedivelathe (Has the state of your serious mental illness intensified)?

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    Sambandan is not the opposition leader. He should be kicked off. What is this idiot doing in the Parliament ? There were natural disasters,and many other important national events and this idiot is no where to be seen.


    His mouth opens only when there is something important to him and his tamil vellala clan. I wonder he worry about the plight of lower class Tamils as much as he want the new constitution.

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      Pissu Hutan

      “There were natural disasters,and many other important national events and this idiot is no where to be seen.”

      We should allow him to deal with man made disasters created by politicians, Sanghas, podi mudalalis, Pancha Maha Balavegaya, since 1956.

      “I wonder he worry about the plight of lower class Tamils as much as he want the new constitution.”

      Are you saying the state has relinquished its responsibilities to Sambandan to deal with all ills of the island including plight of lower class Tamils? Do you oppose him if he deal with the plight of lower class Sinhalese, Muslims, and others?

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        “Are you saying the state has relinquished its responsibilities to Sambandan to deal with all ills of the island including plight of lower class Tamils? Do you oppose him if he deal with the plight of lower class Sinhalese, Muslims, and others?”


        I meant lower caste, not lower class. We all know how higher caste Tamils treat their lower caste brethren. lower caste Tamils won’t even go near a kovil where vellalas are attending. Is that due to 1956 or sangha? Will that situation change once the new constitution is in place? BullS**t.


        Anyway, what I’m asking is that what this donkey is doing as the opposition leader in the parliament? No one is expecting him to do things that government has to do. But he’s the so-called opposition leader after all. Is he doing his job as the opposition leader? I don’t think so. Why doesn’t he protest against the government even once? Vast majority of the people despise this government. Public anger usually should be expressed by the opposition. But he isn’t doing anything. Only thing matters to him and his so-called opposition is that what Tamils can get from the government and that’s it. Hardly an opposition leader. This is what happens when you choose an opposition leader from an ethnic minority party. They only act along the ethnic lines and for them, rest of country can go f**k themselves. Well, fortunately, Sambandan is only the opposition leader. Can you imagine a minority person like Sambandan as the president?

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      Pissu Hutan
      “Sambandan is not the opposition leader.
      He should be kicked off.
      If he is not the opposition leader according to you how can he be kicked off?
      Your name suits you well.
      Hang of to it forever?

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    Sampanthan and other racists thugs fail to recognise that there are no their people and our people as all are Sri Lankans and their problems are same. The donkeys whom these racists thugs talked as their people also failed to explain them that it is Sri Lankan people not their people.
    Let us tell that even you all stand upside down and talk about separatism, elam, federal, land powers, police powers, you all will never get anything as these are solutions to non-existing problems and the best way forward is think as Sri Lankans and fight for the problems of Sri Lankans, which are essentially Economic in nature as it is wasting of time of you all.
    If you all think that resurrecting LTTE is the answer, you all are mistaken and 2nd Nanthikadal might be waiting. Besides, it is 100% percent certain that ordinary Tamil masses never going to buy all those fancy slogans as they are much wiser after more than many decades of deception by so called Tamil political leaders, Sampanthan, TNA, Wigneshwaran, Sivajilingam and other Racists thugs……….,
    People are very happy without LTTE Terrorists and war situation, which was clearly and fittingly reflected from the action of People of Vishwamadu, Killinochchiya, and Mulathivu given a fitting farewell to a very Senior Military Officer recently. They clearly demonstrated that they do not want LTTE and so called Tamil political leaders and showed to the whole world that genuine reconciliation is very much in the heart of the ordinary Tamil masses of Sri Lanka.Tamil masses never asked separate state or Elam or federalism or police powers or land powers on racial lines to a particular province as these were forced on to them by 1st Terrorists S.J.V.Chelvanayagam through to Appapilai Amirthalingam and finally by LTTE untill their annihilation on the banks of Nanthikadal Lagoon on 19th May 2009.

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      Nimal Tissa Wijethunga is being overly patronising ~ “……..there are no their people and our people as all are Sri Lankans and their problems are same………….”.
      How come unemployment in N&E more than twice the national average? Those lucky enough to find a job are in fact under-employed?
      How come the Lankan Armed Services is mono-ethnic and the Police nearly so?
      Where else do you find lands/buildings grabbed and forcibly occupied?

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      If you all think that resurrecting LTTE is the answer, you all are mistaken and 2nd Nanthikadal might be waiting.

      You seems to be have idea. But India is not ready to release Trinco or Colombo, this time. They think they just goofed in Hanbangtota.

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    This Sambandhan is a number 1 racist

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      Eagle Blind Eye

      Keep typing the “Infinite monkey theorem” suggests one day you will end up tying the entire work of Shakespeare.

      The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.

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      Is edwin rodrigo the latest CT trainee assigned to monitoring comments!

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    A UNPyer wants to talk for Tamil Women and children, which Tamil Parties not willing.
    Vijayakala said that Tamil women and Children can live without fear in their land, with a leader like Pirapaharan only.
    Mr. M. Sumanthiran, PC, MP is not able to comment on that. Because he is waiting for a minister post in UNP, he cannot lose this opportunity to get the dream come true. He wants to wait for what UNP’s Sinhala Only Judy verdict on Vijayakala.

    If UNP attempt to punish Vijayakala for talking to Tamil Women, this is what I want from CV, Sumanthiran and Sampanthar.

    1. CV should resign NPC CM and make Vijayakala as the CM.
    2. Sumanthiran should resign and take CV to the Central through that vacancy.
    3. Sampanthar should step down and make CV as the Opposition Party Leader.

    If they call you a Hitler for you attempt to protect Tamil women and Children from Rapist Army Administration, then be so it. Rapist Army Administration in the North should be brought to an end.

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    Because of singala leaders like CHANDIRIKA-MY3-AND RANIL SAMPANTHAR IS IN TROUBLE.they promised every thing to tamils to get MY3 to win the last election.see to day SAMPANTHAR IS UNABLE TO FACE HIS SUPPORTERS. HE IS VERY OLD AND WILL NOT DO POLITICS FOR A LONG TIME.LOOKS LIKE IT IS MAHINDAS TURN TO OFFER TAMILS EVERY THING TO TAMILS TO WIN THE NEXT ELECTION.SINGALA LEADERS WILL NEVER CHANGE AND THEY ARE AWAITING FOR AN ANOTHER PARABAKARAN TO REPLACE SAMPANTHAR

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    There was the New York Times exposé, SriLankan Airlines exposé, Bellana exposé and other corruption/nepotism/impunity exposés attract very few comments.
    Here Sambanthan is vilified with all the might, fire and fury. Most commenters pretend not to see the message.

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    The old cunning fox Sambandhan is back again propagating his racist separatist agenda with foreigners

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      ramya suramya subha

      Your name sounds foreign. What the hell are you doing in this forum and my ancestral island?

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    For our understanding, Yahapalanaya never gave any promise to change the constitution. This claim was put forward in January 2015 election statement, released by TNA(In December 2014). But immediately Chandrika, Ranil and New King refused of having made any agreements like that with TNA. Long after the election victory with Tamils support and after seeing Yahapalanaya not doing anything on the promise, Sumanthiran’s second talks on that appeared. He said TNA has it in writing. But Yahapalanaya never accepted that either. After LG election, when Ranil was facing defeat in NCM, TNA supported him. This time a note (a 10 Commandments) was signed with Ranil, privately. But it was the unanimous opinion of Tamils that note was not worth even for that piece of paper. Interestingly it did not include anything of Constitutional Change.

    Why TNA doing this somersault is an interesting area. After war, TNA met many times with SLFP (Not UPFA) negotiators. Nothing happened in those meeting. TNA gave a set of questions in writing to the SLFP stalwarts in negotiations. Nothing happened. TNA demanded for the reply on its questionnaire. In the meantime, UPFA hired Governor-General of India, Abdul Kallam to betray Tamil. It did not work. Then FM Krishna came. After eating the Old Royal’s Pukkai in Mattu Pongal, Krishna declared that TNA bound to accept whatever Old Royals give to them. Sampanthar refused to heed, but brought it to Under Secretary Robert Blake. Blake said he will support only something both parties would agree. This made SLFP negotiators to withdraw from meeting even without informing TNA. There is a talk Sampanthar was allured to TTH and bullied. I am not sure of that period of that incidence, but would be after the unilateral abrogation of SLFPyers. But latter, Ex. Sec John Kerry was undoing some of the works his predecessors.

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    So, he without any negotiation with Yahapalanaya, forced TNA to blindly support them on an unwritten assurances. So to assure Yahapalanaya that he is with them, he forced the UNHRC’s original OISL report to be withdrawn. Then he made lavish changes in the date that to make the Constitutional Change to take ahead of UNHRC resolution 30/1 expiration date. Now this is completely in uncertain state after America quit UNHRC. But at the same time, Sec. Kerry was sitting and dozing until his term ended. Secretary Kerry completely neutralized anything Hillary Clinton did. Now TNA, which was lying to Tamils even without talking to Sec. Kerry for any assurances, now is in the mid of the water. CV who did know what foolishness Sumanthiran and Sampanthar was doing, documented everything and gave to Sec. Kerry. Secretary sarcastically quipped to “Homework for me”, but seems to have ignored it. In June 2016, after realizing of all his blunders, he blamed a section of SLFPyers ( He meant Old Royals) for his debacle. He was still denying of his buddies’, Ranil’s or New King’s, share on that cheating. After spending MCC money, he claimed he had restored democracy in Lankawe. By that he meant that he removed Old Royals from election biddings (the 19A). We don’t know sure of anything that if Old Royals won’t contest anymore, but if Old Royals apply, the Lankawe election Commissioner will take in the application without any pretest. Ranil’s support for Old Royals is abundantly clear in, when he refused to take action on 2015 Chinese election fraud, even after NYT broke out the result of internal finding of election fraud.
    Sumanthiran, to get his minister post from Ranil, purposefully delayed everything to the favor of Ranil. UNRC can do nothing for that selfish blunder. Now Sampanthar is closing the staple after horse bolted, only to save Sumanthiran.

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    Mr.Sampanthar,the racist sinhala politicians,whether the president or the prime minister will never solve the problems facing the tamils,like returning back the lands occupied by soldiers,finding out the people handed over to the army at the end of the war,or punishing the culprits and cut throats,who carried out a genocide,wiping out thousands of tamils.Without cheating your community,withdraw your support to this racist goverment,which will never put the east and north in order. There is no justice and rule of law in the east and north,instead this goverment is aiding and abetting the drug traffickers,rapists,killers and the robbers.If you have guts,ask your prime minister to take stern action against these wicked animals,who ruin the whole tamil community.

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    Mr. Sambanthan

    It is because you are allowing yourself to be hoodwinked and no one can be blamed except you!

    It is you who went back on the Golden advise given to you and accepted by you and all others in your party by your founding leader Thanthai Chelvanayagam.

    Thanthai Chelva as he was fondly called said a golden truth “NEVER trust the XYZ, don’t look back. Only God can save the Tamils and the only solution to the the Tamils is ………….”

    You went back on this golden advise and promise you made. You are only cheating the Tamils for your well-being. We can see this. You will never bring any redress to the Tamils.

    Call a spade a spade, and if you have to give up your post as Leader of opposition then do it and that is only an ornament is doing nothing good to anybody.

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    Can Mr. Sambanthan explain, what is in the new constitution for the Tamil people, ‘to ensure the non-recurrence of the past’, and to live in peace with dignity and security, to protect our land, language, culture, heritage, religions and to develop and prosper in our homeland.

    Does he still believe that this unity Government and Parliament has the political will to approve the new constitution with a 2/3 majority, or for that matter adopted in a referendum by the majoritarian chauvinistic Sinhala electorate? Can he afford to waste time on this, as both hurdles and bound to fail.

    As leader of the Opposition, why is he unable to convince the International Community to understand that with demilitarization of the NE, all crimes, drug and sexual violence will evaporate with the rule of law “imposed by the people on the people”?

    The Tamils want empowerment to manage their own affairs. Its high time TNA calls for a referendum for the Tamils to decide their future political destiny.

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