9 August, 2020

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Say NO To Militarisation

By Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

It is important to separate the military serving in the public interest – floods, earthquakes, coronavirus epidemic and emergencies – from any involvement in politics. When a president makes the military a main tool in his duties he opens the road to two dangers: Either he bypasses legislature and judiciary, undercuts democracy  and sets off on the road to dictatorship, or the second more dangerous option is that he becomes redundant encouraging the Brass to take power into its own hands. Right now, it’s the first (we have had no parliament for five months!) but don’t discount the second when future economic meltdown induces civil commotion. It’s easy but unwise to discount what is over the horizon but invisible; things move fast in unstable times

Ranaviru (warrior) hero-worship is stoked by politicians but not to benefit the common foot soldier. Brass and ex-Brass ride on this veneration to forage for sinecures and appointments. They do indeed believe that they are the best to “save the country”, but the engineers think the same of themselves (come with me to a gathering of our clan), the GMOA thinks that a medical-mafia is the road to salvation and lawyers never stopped claiming that verbal diarrhoea is God’s word. The simple fact however is that the military can do a job well (supervising curfew, managing rehab centres and handing attacks) if it is asked to do only its job. It is hopeless if asked to take political power, manage an economy or rebuild trust between communities. Consider today’s military regimes; Al-Sisi in Egypt, Bashar al-Assad in Syria, Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela and the behind-the-scenes generals in Burma. Crummy failures addicted to power (Syria), or lining their pockets and building private business empires (Egypt from Mubarak days), or plain incompetent (Venezuela). That’s military regimes today. 

The warrior parable is woven into history and mythology. The Dutugemunu story underscores victory over Tamils. It helps that one of Gamini’s generals was Gothaimbara – the modern version is probably Gotabaya – though it is not clear if he did much because the final encounter was a duel of kings mounted on elephants. Cultural solidarity, racial superiority and religious fervour underlie ranaviru idolisation. “The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living and just as they seem to be doing something new they conjure up the spirits of the past, borrowing names, battle slogans and costumes to present their own acts in time-honoured disguise and borrowed language”. (I have mucked about with the original a bit for context).   

That’s to say, putative Gotabaya autocracy or a plain military regime cannot justify itself except ideologically as the saviour of hela and jathiya. It must be rooted; it must flow with the prevailing temper of unfriendliness to Muslims and putting Tamils in their place. To understand dozens of events such as the presidential pardon of Sunil Rathnayake convicted of eight murders or the relentless harassment of Rishard Bathiudeen we must note that the former’s victims were all Tamils and Bathiudeen is a Muslim. The saffron robe was the deciding force in both cases. (Gnanasara was pardoned by Sirisena also to placate saffron). The bottom line whether consolidating autocracy or stark militarisation is a need for ideological props; in our case addiction to race and religion. Police, STF officers, an ex-army special force sergeant etc. are suspects in drug running. The Angulana police shot dead a civilian in cold blood and so the list goes on. The uniform is their shield and they will to get away scot free.  

Militarisation first erodes democracy and shackles the people; it then amends or repeals the constitution to defang parliament and render the judiciary even more pliant. Eventually, what happens to all military regimes is that they become corrupt. There is not one counterexample today in Africa, South and Central America, Middle East or in Asia – Pakistan, Burma and Indonesia. Militarisation must be opposed tooth and nail. Neither the Sajith nor the Ranil gangs nor the effete Tamil parties will take a stand. The SLPP is playing the game till the water gets hot under its future parliamentary seats. Sadly, candidates and parties fear to censure ongoing militarisation; it seems safer to condemn imperialism and enjoy a tot of xenophobia!  Overall, the prognosis is worrying.

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    “things move fast in unstable times” says Kumar David.

    Indeed. Poor Sri Lanka. The risk is high that it will soon be under military rule.

    The time is ripe and nearly ready.

    Watch how impossible becomes inevitable, by-passing improbable.

    The sheeple are to blame for falling for the empty rhetoric and politics of nepotism, racism, thievery and criminal deceit, by electing the current bunch of twits to high office.

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      Dictatorships ruin the nations. There are enough examples in the world. Our people s naivity and indifference mixed with total ignorance could let FAKE public perceptions to guide them easily. First they should be very clear the greater power of their universal franchise.
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      Can we the people ever keep trust on Gotabaya who became through fake public perception ?

      Millitary men has now been appointed for each and every ministry by totally ignoring the senior authorities on each ministries that dreamt of the positions having worked and collected exp in those ministries. But to handpick and appoint their men to take control over those mniistries should be their hidden agenda. But people should wake up from long slumber and show them that they are not stupid as appeared to be.
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      Dear Prof. KD,

      see, even if you and I would stand against the millitarisation, what is now being practised in Kurunagala today ? Is that not a reaction of a millitarised govt ?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yip7Bq1Wnss

      I think young lady, former MP Hirunika Premachandra is doing a great job.

      Why did 69 lacks of voters bring them back to power ? People should also be high criminals or not ?

      May be some of them thought GOTABAYA would have LEADERSHIP SKILLS than former President GAMARANAGE SIRISENA.

      What is evident today is INCUMBENT president is weaker than Gamarala.
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      And the reactions of INCUMBENT president – being LOCKED UP in his presidential secretariat – just ignoring the vandalization of Buwanakabahu Monument in Kurunagala.

      Incumbent president; GOTABAYA has NOT even noticed the destruction of the monument.
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    Prof. Kum! You talk of verbal diarrhoea. What about your good self? But you make an important point. Why man so many military persons for civilian jobs? If these appointments are time-bound only to tied up with a given situation one may not talk about it any further. However there is no such indication. Are these appointments at least discussed in the Cabinet? IS any justification submitted at least to say that under these circumstances for the time being the right man for the right job cannot be found from the civilian population after a search and annex the search results. One militarized bark and that’s it, the appointment is made. The day that this boomerangs it would be too late.

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      Had he found a replacement in the Military sector for the Central Bank too, the berating up of CB staffers would not have occurred?

      He has proven that he can only govern SL with men of his ilk – the military e.g cleaning the City, manning traffic, steering Covid-19 etc. and now Archaeology!

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      Good Sense

      “The day that this boomerangs it would be too late.”

      And who is going to pay the price, not those who directly benefit being Gota’s Golayas but the general public.

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    Kumar David at his best. Soaring eloquence, but also huge doses of truth, common sense and knowledge. He’s on the National List, but may have to make way for the JVP stalwarts.
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    I’ve got the cheap duo-coloured poster of one of their ex-MPs, Samantha Vaidyaratne, on the electric post just outside my gate.
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    True, if we get all the JVP stalwarts in on District basis, Prof. Kumar David will be able to perform in parliament. He can not only write, he can also talk. And we are all against militarisation.

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      Dear Mr SM,
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      Thanks for your good comments.
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      Let s hope the best that people will send lot more JVPrs into the parliament. This we have been doing all the times, but let alone this time, it should work – that is also my wish.

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      Sinhala_Man: Have you observed that some “Mysterious” but “Observable” situations are “Created”, in my opinion, before that “Militarization” takes place. A series of events are staged to direct the attention of the people to undergo “Disruptions”, such as unthinkable series of crimes, social disturbances, mismanagement of State Institutions, exposing the “Civil Service” of corruption, arrests or “Directives” to arrest, and most recently the “Demolition” of a “Historical Building” by a “Mayor” of their own rank, etc..etc.. Now the “Seeds” are sown, very surreptitiously to create a public “Disgust” towards civilian administration, by deploying the “Service Personnel” in all matters that directly concern the people. One example is the establishment of “Task Forces”. The people are made to “Support” ; “Trust” and “Ask” for the services of “Armed Forces” in place of the personnel of the Civil Administration and in short it is to PUSH the people to “Demand” a “Military Administration. It is a “Psychological War Fare staged behind the stage.

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    They say that the emptier the vessel is the bigger the noise it puts out.
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    This is the present status quo of the situation in my always beloved motherland thanks to the fact of a free vote which brought a nincompoop with evil deeds in his sick body mind and soul.
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    Thanks to the foolishness of the Buddha’s monks and nearly 7 million Raja raje modayas who whilst sitting on their tiny midget of brains or no brains at all as the baila song goes on describing one with no balls at all foolishly without batting an eyelid blindly cast their sacred ballots to bring into power a mean-looking kallathoni of a war criminal who rightfully should be tried before the war tribunal in the Hague where he should be spending his last sordid days behind the steel bars.
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    In his situation, he has capitalized on recruiting his fellow aided and abetted fellow swabasha war criminal mates to by force take over the running of this sad sorry made a shitty beggars colony by his immediate family members who have and are still able to run wild to fulfil their unwanted criminal and immoral activities.

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      Dnk. rj1952,
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      “””They say that the emptier the vessel is the bigger the noise it puts out”””
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      How true………………………………………………..

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        S. C. Passqual

        I have been meaning to ask you this,
        “what is the purpose of your life?”
        other than ………………….

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      Agree, Rohan. But please don’t use “swabasha” in such a way as to debase the word.
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      Also, try to avoid four-letter words and their derivatives – in this case “shitty”.

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        SM/ Pesky the pest.?
        I am one who calls a spade as a spade and I mean 150% out of 100% what I state.
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        In life, hatred is a no go word for me.
        I dislike folk for various mundane reasons but even if one personally does hit me below the belt I just ignore the hurt which thankfully disappears by the next morning when I tumble out of bed.
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        If you Pesky was attempting to be sarcastic for my terminology please do not throw stones at your bad self where you are the proud recipient of more dislikes than likes due to your petty negative racist statements.
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        The pot should not be calling the kettle black.
        Hopefully your C.W.W. Kanangarra maha Vidyalaya English will be good enough for you to comprehend the meaning of this double-barreled saying in the Queen’s lingo.

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          You see Sinhala_Man? This is what kindness and understanding does for you. You reply politely with some good advice and you get meaningless ramblings from an illiterate fool. His bad English would be forgivable if he wasn’t so vulgar and crude. That is his way of ‘impressing’ the world. What a disgrace to St Josephs college.
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          I sometimes wonder whether he is for real. I have never come across such comical use of broken English. I look forward to another side-splitting riposte as he ‘ignores the hurt which thankfully disappears by the next morning when he tumbles out of bed’.

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            Stanley THE OBNOXIOUS CRITIC,
            I am for real a two-legged human beast who loves to laugh at himself till the cows come home.
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            Can you kindly inform the forum as to what are the bad vulgar terminology that I have chosen to use and is the grandson of an
            English scholar of a teacher who not only was a distinguished old boy of S. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia taught there and at Jaffna College. Vadukoddai.
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            As long as the powers to be on this esteemed forum accept my comments post them with no deletions who the hell are you or any other mother’s son or daughter to find fault with my writing.?
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            I as a rule never tell anyone as to what they should do or not.
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            I have an in-born dislike for the SLFP/SLPP and the criminal corrupt Rajapuka’s.
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            Is that my given right or not and by any chance are you endeavouring to become my dominatrix whipping master.?
            Keep on dreaming and dreams are free they say.

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              Yes, yes RJ, you are a two-legged human beast who loves to laugh at himself ’till the four legged cows come home. Keep on laughing!

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      Whilst chatting with a buddy who’s unfortunately domiciled in Giriulla pointed out that the MP for Negombo an SLPP stalwart not only being a thug of a gangster of repute a big-time drug dealer has a few other cabinet fellow ministers who dabble in this money-making killing of the addicts business.
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      Now the kallathoni’s inept joke of a media office has come out with a classic which goes as follows –
      As his excellency is determined to wipe out the drug menace he has been able to arrest many a big-time drug dealer and has jailed them.
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      In their anger and frustration of not being free to roam about now a story of a sympathetic fairy-is being circulated to every living soul that there are threats to the lives of the two leaders who are brothers.
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      These types of boru hora news were circulated before the 16th November 2019 poll to squat on the royal latrine by the amude clad rotten rogue racist Buddhist monks and the unruly crooked to the core SLPP which saw this Hague, Holland war-criminal become the top dog.

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    Say NO To Militarisation
    I have a question for Prof. Kumar. Under King, in Chitanta government, uninvited Military walking into Northern young Girls’ Sari Ceremonies and demanding food like Bald Heads. BJP President Susma Swaraj, after visiting to Jaffna, went to India and informed it under Sonia’s government. Now why not the same Rapist Army go into Southern Girls’ Sari Ceremonies too and ask for food? What is wrong with? Didn’t Tamils survive those harassment.

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    SinHaleese are doomed for sure. They are kept resuscitated by the generosity of a benevolent world.

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    Dear Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim brothers and Sisters,
    It is a difficult time for you to make decisions. Politicians fed you with various threats, promises and hopes and the oppossition political parties are so week and unreliable to hand over the power. However, the past clearly proved that two third majority in the parliament were misused by all Presidents for their own benefits, but the country brought to bankruptcy and peaceless. So, it is important to save the country first falling into a dictatorship and military rule.

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      Dear Ajith,
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      ‘Dear Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim brothers and Sisters….’
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      That sounds a promising start. But look at what you have written on another thread.
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      ‘If Buddhism is removed from this country, everything will solve.(sic)
      Gota, are you prepared to give up Buddhism out of the country?
      Mahinda, Are you prepared to remove all the Buddhist Temples and Buddha’s statues from this country…………………………..? What a beautiful Srilanka withhout any Monks?’
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      We can never trust people like you!

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    “Overall the prognosis is worrying”. Just a correction it is poor to NONE. Just a thought. From now every important document including national ID, Passport and driving licence will be screened by the military, who have been given the final authority to issue. There are task forces to monitor all phone calls and social media. The purpose of appointing so many task forces, is to monitor every single citizen. The country is already under the military grip (regardless of 2/3). Rajapaksas took advantage of the Crisis and a defunct parliament to get their agenda in place even before the elections. Now all they need is, for MR when elected, to stamp this as a democratic process. By the way there are many who wish for such rule , few even say “the parliament didnt work so lets have military”. The voters are more concerned with causing misery to their neighbors. In their convoluted mind “more the worse is more the pain for the minority”. Kumar, you have mentioned Venezuela as an example, and here we have some who think it is a perfect model for Lanka.With such citizenry what prognosis are you expecting ???

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    Militarism is far better than democracy…for the rulers. In the military, one does not question orders. The good Germans are a classic example of how ordinary Germans who overwhelmingly voted for Adolf Hitler in the elections watched as the Reich bulldozed individual freedoms, annihilated the minority Jews and invaded neighbouring countries in a bid to build a super race that would dominate the world. Democracy is for wimps. Real men choose the military. Right?

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      Lasantha Pethiyagoda .

      “Democracy is for wimps. Real men choose the military. Right?”

      Right.
      Hope Gota will run trains on time, and become a good train driver.
      Let someone else run the country.

      By the way could you define Real Men.

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    Democracy does not work in Sri Lanka. So why not an effective medium? If military form of governance is suitable so be it in the view of the majority. The voter will decide on 5th August and others please do abide by it. If not will use methodologies akin to military form of governance.

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    The 19th Amendment which restricts the power of the Executive President is a major achievement of the previous government. The ruling party is trying to secure a two thirds majority, probably to replace the 19th Amendment with one that meets their long term objectives. I hope the voters understand that absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.

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    In the school I attended, the “macho” type students, or the ones who couldn’t even get through their O’levels, became planters or joined the military. The military types knew to strut around, put on “pakum”, but we knew they were dumb asses. Asking them to run a country will take us further down the drain.

    Take Pakistan as an example. The military pulls the strings and the country is a failed state.

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    I’m being objective here.

    If for whatever reason militarisation benefits the majority it will win again.
    If for whatever reason democracy does not benefit the majority it will lose.

    This is how the world works. Not the ideal but the way it is.

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    The future of Sri Lanka and its Democracy lies in the hands of the S.B. intelligentsia.
    Cannot they impress on all students who have Votes to impress on their family
    member voters of the dangers of a 2/3rd Parliament candidature under
    the Rajapakses? (Recall the 18th amendment).

    This simple exercise now will be best if we are to live in peace in the future.

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    Prof, this is what I anticipate. 1)militarization is a done deal 2) The dire economic situation, post Covid causing less employment opportunities abroad , will drive our youth in general, into a desperate state. We already have enough experience, of that from past(insurgency).3) Harassing Muslims will force them to fight back ,in their own way 4) I do not see such resistance from Tamils, if at all they may benefit if The West recognizes the political regression and there by opening/relaxing entry 5) Post 9/11, Rajapaksas had the West and India behind them. But with heavy Chinese involvement in Lanka from now on, will definitely change that dynamics 6) even in post Trump ERA, the West especially US will tread cautiously with China(today China was ordered to close down their Houston consulate) 7)Lanka being left mainly (only) with China will economically face the same repercussions and politically too from neighboring India. 8) Though the West (Australia, UK,Canada) dose not trust Trump ,they do realize the China threat is real and have decided to show resistance.9) The only hope I see for us is other than divine intervention it has to be political squabble and power struggle with in the family, which I consider as least probability.

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    My friends in SL are happy with the current military style govt. with a tough leader to inspire & maintain discipline. However, I can’t think of any military backed regime which has brought prosperity to a country, instead, visions of secret police & gulags come to mind, so those in hope for a better country under military style leadership could be like the crab basking in warm water in the pot until the water starts to boil.

    We can take inspiration from Singapore, which in the 50s, was a small, poor colony but today, despite having no natural resources & with a multi ethnic citizenship, is a prosperous country with a disciplined society where law & order is maintained by the police & governed by a civilians. Its the integrity of a leader which inspires & trickles down, not the might of the military.

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    Dalits in Yapanaya will be better off under military than Vellala feudalism under democracy.

    Military people working in the Government have started cleaning the country converted to a cesspool by ‘Jadapalana’ Government.
    Prisons are getting cleaned. Look what they have found in prison cells. Some drug dealers having all the comforts.
    Police is getting cleaned. Look what the guys in Narcotic Prevention Unit have been doing.
    This is just the beginning. Things will start moving in full swing after the election.

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      Grandpa Eagle , I read in the news that Corona virus is very rife in the Aged Care homes in Melbourne. Lots of cases . Hope you are safe ,as you provide me some entertainment. Grandpa is your Meenachchi a Dalit or a Vellalar? Is she from the estate areas or from some other Indian origin Thamizh family or from a Eezham Thamizh family?

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    Kumar David,
    President Gotabhaya Rajapakshe is a threat only to:
    • Persons involved in drug business;
    • Members of the underground mafia involved in illegal activities;
    • Extremists planning to carry out terrorist activities; and
    • LTTE cadres who committed war crimes and hiding in foreign countries under new identities.
    If you do not fall into any of the above mentioned categories, do not get panic.

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    This is not militarisation at all. It is using the Military to do something that they are well equipped to do.

    Everyone is well aware of the danger of military governments. No one more so than the Rajapaksa’s. In fact, that is why they clipped the wings of SF post-haste after the war. I feel comfortable in the democratic leanings of them as they come from a long lineage of democrats.

    I know for a fact the majority of Sri Lankans are all for it. The UNP and the SJB probably not. Lets see what happens in the elections and listen to the verdict of the people.

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    Dear Raj

    Very Innocent question

    Is it true I can form any party and demand anything I want and kill whom I choose in Singapore sighting some thing that happened 20-30-50-70-100 years ago?. Even if I am not elected I can go around have meetings and publications asking the young in Singapore to kill their opponents?? Would Malaysia come and arm the children in Singapore to take the matter further?? Singapore is a defenceless country has no security apparatus to take care of the matters accordingly?? This is how Singapore and Malaysia developed over time?? no racism/no mistake, no lessons learned??

    Are you from Jaffna and do you know what happened in Jaffna from 1970 to 1981. We were doing fine equal to Singapore then?? Do you know how much of the Singaporean and Malaysian Tamil involvement made money from both sides during the war?? still spinning?? do you know how much of SL investments went to Singapore/Malaysia/Thailand and Tamil Nadu during this time??

    Do you have as elected who killed people openly unarmed people as part of any parties (I guess you have several democratic parties except one party rule for all this while?) and get to write manifestos demanding what they want?? the Singaporeans will be jolly happy to do anything in the name wanting to be nice and lovely?

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      Mr Venugopal

      Maybe it’s my poor understanding of English but I don’t understand the point you are raising. The subject was Militarisation & my example was Singapore, which may have, arguably, an authoritarian govt. with strict laws enforced by the police but the country is governed by civilians who are experts on the subject for which they are responsible for. According to my Singaporean friends of Chinese & mixed Chinese Malay ethnicity, life is very competitive & strict but overall, provides a higher standard of living for it’s people, which is what matters. The purpose of the Military is to provide security, not govern.

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        Thank you Mr Raj and respect the kind clarity. Most appreciated.

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    The article writes about the security apparatus in place first time so we can start our journey?? do you have compulsory military service in Singapore?? do you have a section of the community say not to serve in the military and police because that is Chinese and this is Indian and not Malays etc?? you never had racial tensions before but had leaders dealt with it using the security apparatus as needed??? all is great and hungry dory to date.

    My understanding if Singapore is she has done well because no such ‘Tamil’ parties allowed to squander the Nation and they know their place to become part of the bigger picture that has happened now?? because Malaysia did not come and arm your children to fight amongst themselves?? Do you know Tamil Nadu run killer training camps to my children stolen even without the knowledge of the parents?? made them return and go around kill each other?? 70 years of fisheries stolen for a breeding program across the water started heaping itself right under the nose of the world?? Can India/Tamil Nadu be allowed to do the same in Malaysia and Singapore?

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    you can observe from the example set by police narcotic unit officers and STF officers.the officers and other staff belongs to this two units are well aware of the details of all politicians who are involved and making big money dealing in drugs.because of this they the police officers are tempted to do under hand deal with drug dealers and try to make money.a similar thing is going to take place in the near future by all army,airforce,and navy officers who are holding important positions under GOTHAPAYA administration.they will be forced to take orders from ministers to carry out in favoure of them.after some time like police officers they will get the taste of power,position and money and will start doing things on their own to make money.they will play the games both ways.IF IT ALL GOES WELL THEY WILL TRY TO TAKE POWER IN THEY HANDS AS VERY MANY TIMES WHAT TOOK PLACE IN PAKISTAN AND MIANMAR.

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      Dear Paragon

      I totally agree with what you say and all are possibilities indeed. Specially in our Nation we have been corrupt politically since Independence. That is the same corruption led to the blunders discussing solutions ended up killing each other amongst all ghettoes..within ghettoes and outside the ghettos. Why you think LTTE picked on TELO and PLOTE …because they were accused of many corrupt practices too….then LTTE/JVP also went around killed anything and everything that it did not like……..the definition of corruption in a developing country like ours s hard to define but one thing is for sure we need to try something different. Would you not agree?? We have ragging in Universities in the 21st century?? nothin g get lower than that for me when you come to measure any Nation in any scale tells us next generation is in their own world already..is the same up North too. We need a bit of a stick and carrot for the young otherwise they will run riots like their predecessors did??

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    Dear David

    Is the first time we have military that can form the foundation/back born of a Nation based on lessons learned?? JVP blunder and the FP/TULF blunder that has stalled the Nation from developing to her glory that all others happy helped themselves to date??

    What is your objection please???

    Should we await the Tamil Youth trained in Indian camps to come and shoot us?? JVP to go around do what they did at free will???

    What you can indeed write about is how progressive our Nation is when Hon MR appealed to LTTE several times prior to the final phase of the war to lay down the arms even better come with the Armes and discuss solutions?? TNA get invited (after being protected by the armed forces for their survival) to be the opposition party leadership seat in the parliament?? What happened to JVP…they were allowed to be part of the democratic process????? The GOSL has defat with all the trouble consistently without any racial prejudices will be the observation of any who is not biased be it when it was confronting them as they were presented or were forced to deal them?? wars are not funny business as we all died for the same cause too?? What is the complaint now please??

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      Mr Venugopal
      Are you blind or brain washed ( i.e. if you have one) to say “The GOSL has defat with all the trouble consistently without any racial prejudices will be the observation of any who is not biased be it when it was confronting them as they were presented or were forced to deal them??”
      There is NO word defat in English language. Many be you are referring th the fart from your MR. Are you not the same Thiagarajah Venugopal who worked as Chemical engineer in London—A British National-? Having lived (or still living) and worked in London for such a long time, still unable to write coherently , but simply write any garbage to satisfy your masters in GOSL. Be a man and stop lying about what happened to your father, who sold the Tamils , even though he was elected as a TC MP for Vaddukoddai. He switched to SLFP for financial gain so that you can go to London to study to become a Chemical engineer. Stop spreading false propaganda materials as to what happened in the North. Those Freedom Fighters did not go round killing innocent people.They killed only Turn Coats like your father.

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        Dear Umberto

        Apologies for my English and is meant to say “dealt” and thank you for your correction after reading my material. Most appreciated.

        I confirm all you said above about me and my family is very true and thank you for confirming the killing as well. Most appreciated.

        Were your good self involved in the planning and excutions at all?? we all like to know…can I get to know you personally a bit more please so you can identify the killers for me please??. Is this your Family name??

        The CT moderator agreed to your comments because you are fully known to them via registration correct??

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    No religion praises racism. Proffesing racism and supporting a military dictatorship to enforce racism is a cardinal sin in any religion. There are consequences to committing this type atrocity. As a race or as a nation any gods that exist will reighn down punishment on such a state. That is why every single right wing dictatorship failed and collapsed ending in untold misery for the populations who lived and supported such dictatorships. History is full of such examples. Our Sinhalese racists will also suffer a similar fate. A nation of racists who have spilled blood on numerous occasions and never repented or accepted their sins will never succeed. The gods will take care of that rest assured. Sri Lanka is such a nation doomed to failure.

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