15 December, 2017

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Sauce For Gander Is Sauce For Goose: State Media Bought Out With Laptops

By Pearl Thevanayagam

Pearl Thevanayagam

Pearl Thevanayagam

Daily Noise is spewing out venom on Tamils commemorating their dead in the war. Rajpal Abeynayake, the new editor of CDN (Ceylon Daily News) who was quick to grab a laptop from the President is forever indebted and the only way is to return the favour with honeyed editorials. Abeynayake has not a single shred of self-respect and he is too imbibed to make rational use of his talents as writer. His only crutch is cowing down to the government in power.

He informs us morons that JVP is a legitimate political party now that is has joined hands with the government and left behind its Marxist rebellion. The LTTE is on the other hand a proscribed terrorist outfit.  Karuna, Pillayan and KP too should be made persona non grata; except the government lives in serendipitous hope the stashed diaspora funds given to the LTTE are in the bank accounts of KP. Post-war, the LTTE funds have gone into private accounts of those the LTTE entrusted with. Overnight they are buying businesses and properties like there is no tomorrow.

White Pigeon donations for Tsunami victims came from hard-working Tamils who ran shops, petrol sheds and restaurants. They donated in thousands of pounds by way of palettes of goods to help their brethren who were sidelined by the government. The government instead rebuilt Galle as if the East which was most affected did not exist. Even foreign media were ensconced in Galle’s luxury hotels since the East was too remote and without comforts.

The diaspora Tamils collected enough to commission a ship to the tune of £60,000 and goods such as essential items, food and medicine. But the government stubbornly refused to allow it inshore cautioning they would be used by the LTTE to strengthen their war machinery.

This writer was present to help out Tsunami victims on Boxing Day in 2004 and Angayatkanni (Douglas Devananda’s friend) and Dr Moorthi took charge of electronic transfer of funds from Tamils abroad.

How White Pigeon escaped Charity Commission probe begs belief.

Having said that it is true Tamils are no saints or patriots. Not unlike the Jews, their ambition is to accumulate as much wealth as and when possible. Go to any Tamil Hindu home and you will not see Saraswathi but Lakshmi. Saraswathi is the Goddess for education and Lakshmi is for wealth. Diaspora Tamils are not the Tamils who lived in the North and East whose hospitality is the same as those Sinhala villagers who would not hesitate to feed their guests even with their last morsels.

Perhaps having managed to flee from Sri Lanka leaving their lands and loved ones made their hearts grow stone-cold to the plight of others and they are hell-bent on accumulating, accumulating and accumulating. They truly and sincerely believe they should show-case to their impoverished and trapped brethren in Sri Lanka they have achieved and own properties abroad.

One will not get even a cup of tea in their homes and yet they plead poverty when it comes to paying for services such as home-help. While the government provides them with funds they will pay £3.00 an hour whereas the minimum wage is £6.10 to failed asylum seekers most of whom are students whose visas had expired. This includes impoverished Sinhala and Muslim youth. Should they argue they would simply inform the UK Border Agency they are overstaying their visas.

Racist politics apart and getting back to the prostituting journalists who in Mangala Samaraweera’s words that some could be bought with a bottle of whisky, Abeynayake sticks out like a sore thumb. The grin on his face as he received his laptop speaks volume for his subservience and respectful journalists cringe at the sight.

Callum Mcrae, the Channel 4 documentary maker, who was pilloried in the press for speaking out for the war victims in his three documentaries and Frances Harrison, former BBC correspondent in Colombo, who dared to make her own investigation in torture and sexual violence of captured civilians during the last stages of war were branded stooges of the diaspora propaganda.

Callum talked about the ingenious ways Sri Lanka independent journalists managed to convey to the outside world the curb on news getting out at Frontline Club in London yesterday during a panel discussion. They only touched the tip of the iceberg. Either they were constrained in their efforts to capture the full scenario of the media freedom in Sri Lanka or they had to protect their sources.

If there is any hope for freedom and justice in Sri Lanka it would be through fearless journalism. As long as we have chequebook journalists in the pay of the government no amount of international pressure would resurrect its populace from slavery and subservience.

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    another one block the Brithis MP from travelling to north and got deputy minister post

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    seems like every things on sale in Mahinda’s Market

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    Surprising she has not mentioned Malinda whose name is suynonymous with laptops and who she hates like hell.

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    There will be no freedom in Srilanka for the defeated Tamil terrorists or their cheerleaders posing as HR activists and journalists.

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      Max
      If your leaders took care the issues after the war these didn’t happen their ego went too far to ignore the problem of the country since 1948 all racist did the same MR regime followed but one problem was MR regime went to west and got help to wipe out the LTTE with their normal political promises but it worked in with the public but didn’t go well with the west now you have to pay the price for the lie
      Max if few more people like you in Sri Lanka it takes another 100 years to come out as a civilized country

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      Max You Racist Sinhalese Moron & Sexual Predator,

      Freedom has arrived at last for us from Sinhalese Tyrrany. If in doubt just watch what is happening in the Indian Elections. BJP has won 4 out 5 State Elections trouncing Congress and is neck and neck in the 5th State. Do you know even Manmohan is Going to Jaffna. Arriving in Military Helicopter and returning without metting the Criminal MR.
      What do you call it you Moron Honour( for Tamils) or HUMILIATION for MR

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    Pearl has generalized Tamil diaspora Hindus in bad light: This is unacceptable nonsense in my opinion. May be from a few instances which she knows of, she has painted all Diaspora with tar. I deplore her ignorance or arrogance in this respect.

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      She must be mad, I rem this women before write against hindu tamils. Stupid [Edited out]…..how many hindu home she visited. I ve been london twice i never seen luxmis photoes alone in their pooja room. Typical stupid women brain…

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        I think she is anti-Hindu for reasons best known to her!

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    I don’t know about her comments re the diaspora Tamils, but I salute her condemnation of the odious boy-king raj-paala who continues to be an embarrassment to his school and his profession. Still, the man has a family to feed and a habit to service.

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    according to this Moron and the callum moron press freedom is to agree with their agenda . That is how free media behaves . anybody else is in the govt pocket .

    and wtf is a white a pigeon .

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    It is interesting to know the company that this Pearl had kept when she confesses about her work with ‘White Pigeon’ Quack Moorthy who has now passed the pearly gates in heaven, and the likes of Angayatkanni DD’s friend and particularly Sathyaseelan,late quack’s side kick and henchman who would have given a hint or two about duping the Charity Commission,based on the experience of his famous escapades from the SL police in the 1970’s.

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    Mr Uthungan,
    I did not say I worked with White Pigeon. I volunteered to help out for one day on Boxing Day. Please get your facts correct. As a journalist I am aware of all the activities that goes on around me here in UK. I do not write without enough evidence. FYI, I have no acquaintance with any Tamil NGOs whatsoever.

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      pearl, you have too many hang ups to be a journalist faithful to the truth.

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      Pearl

      OK,your point about volunteering only on Boxing Day is is taken,but you as a journalist would know that there was nothing white about late Dr.Moorthi’s White Pigeon and not dared touch it with a barge pole especially on day like Boxing Day.
      So I shall give you the benefit of the doubt that you are as ‘white’ as pearl.

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    How did LTTE buy Amnesty International, Tamilnadu Politicians, Many western politicians – their own motivation ?

    All with blood money.

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      Jim nutty,
      How is u r Mrs, did u take care of her concerns? If not please consult a Good Dr….find a best tamil Dr, dont go to sinhala Dr you had enough with them….take care..

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        Tipical uneducated Idiots reply.Always thinking about getting in from front or behind.

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    Pearl,

    1) One will not get even a cup of tea in their homes and yet they plead poverty when it comes to paying for services such as home-help. While the government provides them with funds they will pay £3.00 an hour whereas the minimum wage is £6.10 to failed asylum seekers most of whom are students whose visas had expired. This includes impoverished Sinhala and Muslim youth. Should they argue they would simply inform the UK Border Agency they are overstaying their visas.

    **** I agree with much of what you say above and without wishing to be Critical the reason why we have the above is because the Advent of Asylum Seeking has brought to Britain people from different Srata of the Society. So it is not surprising. There was a time only the Intelectuals came to Britain and you expected civilised behaviour. The best comparison I can make is the Behaviour of fansd on Cricket Grounds ( Gentlemanly Behaviour ) and Foot Ball Pitches ( Rowdy). The above analysis also gives me an idea of your background and I leave it to your Imagination to figure out.

    2) Racist politics apart and getting back to the prostituting journalists who in Mangala Samaraweera’s words that some could be bought with a bottle of whisky, Abeynayake sticks out like a sore thumb. The grin on his face as he received his laptop speaks volume for his subservience and respectful journalists cringe at the sight.

    **** The above is symptomatic of Sri Lanka and many third World Countries and it doesnt shock me as it is made worse by the Racial element.

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