20 November, 2018

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Sirisena Snubs NPC’s Resolution For A Federal Solution

President Maithripala Sirisena today declared that he will safeguard the country’s sovereignty, and territorial integrity and will not allow anyone to divide the country.

His statement comes, just days after the Northern Provincial Council passed a resolution calling for a federal solution and an amalgamation of the north and east provinces.

Speaking to heads of media in Colombo today, Sirisena said that his government will not support or permit any proposal that would be detrimental to the country’s sovereignty and integrity.

“Anyone can pass any resolution, but the government will never allow Sri Lanka to be divided,” he declared.

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    With whose support? You are primarily responsible for destroying the SLFP and PA that gave the voice to masses opposing UNP.

    You come to know what happens in the country from news papers and you expect us to rely on you?

    You will go out with your pension,
    But SLFP/country will never forgive you for what you did to the party to become President.

    There is no sympathy to traitors from the historians!

    You destroyed the strong economy we had for a petty personnel dispute.
    Now you keep doubling the foreign debt and making the country pawn of India and West.

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      Srinath – I dont think you were born yesterday.

      Behave as a senior citizen (you added once you are now retired).

      If harm was done by anyone to the party, it was Mahidna Rajaakshe and his family. Last night I happened to listen to Wadapitiya telecasted by Derana, there, the SLFP dept minister Manushka from Galle made it clear the stand of SLFP now.
      Gonmanpila Buruwanse et al make very effort to keep their heads above the water by creating all tremours in SLFP and UNP.

      Wimal Buruwanse will have to face court trials next, proviing how he own collected sums of assets.
      Man became even popular as Thilanga Sumathipala added lately, with the FORGED passport saga ….. since then though he was made bit silent the current govt having supported the bugger to continue…. anyways, man is already caught by lanken laws. So is Rajaakshe and his family.

      If Rajaakshe behaved like a retired man as presidents in the US or other parts of the world did, the current govt would have reached more than what they have reached sofar. Psychopant has ruined the nation as nothing easy can help for becoming them normal.
      You guys, being in UK to but not to have learnt the least about Democrazy is saddened ot see.

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        So he is a genius since he could visit a webpage and type all that one day after he was born :)

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        Seelavathi akki, your ‘booruwansa’, ‘gommanpila’ talks are good for modayas like you. Learn to argue with facts. Not with altering people’s name according to your fancies. Read carefully what Srinath has written. How on earth you justify what Manusha – a spineless politi kukka has said on a TV show? Talking truth is poisonous to some hypocrisies like you and ‘like gunads’ of similar mind-set, but not to all.

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      One of the tragedies of Sri Lanka is that the Sinhalese have never understood the meaning of federalism or they pretend not to understand. Federalism is not separation and it is the rights of North & East Tamils. Only its denial will force the Tamils to seek separation. Tamils may have lost the war but they have not lost their rights to federalism or self-determination.

      Whatever said, nobody can change the demography of North & East of Sri Lanka (Tamil homeland). At the same time, the Tamils have no intention what so ever (they never had) to take the Sinhala-Buddhist part of Sri Lanka. A self-confident Tamil nation will have no need to conquer and rule the Sinhala people.

      In 1956, Dr. Colvin R. De Silva said in parliament,
      “If we come to the stage where instead of parity, we through needless insularity, get into the position of suppressing the Tamil Federal Demand, there may emerge separatism.” (Dr. Colvin R. De Silva, Opposition Member of Parliament, Hansard, June 1956).

      What Dr. Colvin R. De Silva predicted in 1956 may become a reality in the future if (I repeat if) the Sri Lankan government further delays in solving the Tamil problem. The Tamils are NOT asking for a separate country, what they need is a federal state to look after their own affairs and it is their right.

      The North & East of Sri Lanka was Tamil, is Tamil and will be Tamil forever. The Tamils of N&E Sri Lanka are not just a minority, they are a territorial minority, a minority with a separate territory (N&E) and they are the majority in their territory.

      If the Sinhalese continue to deny the rights of Tamils and insist that the whole of Sri Lanka belongs to them, it will only push the Tamil leaders to seek alternative measures like mobilizing large masses, if not all of the Tamil people, for a Non-violent campaign with Direct Action or even go further by calling for a UN sponsored referendum to be held for the North & East Tamils in Sri Lanka to establish a separate state like just like ‘Kosovo’, ‘East Timor’, ‘Montenegro’ and ‘South Sudan’.

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      srinath.gunaratne

      “There is no sympathy to traitors from the historians!”

      Could you define traitors.

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      How charm is his speech. How is this speech. Finally he spilled the beans.
      This he should have made clear long ago. May he thought had he done so, thugs would have stood on the way of the current administraton.

      Yes, guys, be clear to you, ever 2nd is proxyy corruption/abuses of this island nation, how could president react.. how can they go forward…

      MR should be kept in jail, if we at all to see permament peace inthis country.

      GLP should be a puppet to have betrayed the educated community this way.
      He has now become MR s [Edited out]

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    Federalism is good and it is working positively, it does not mean separatism or division in India, USA, Canada etc. The people embraced federal system of governance and they are rich because each state or province worked hard to improve the economy of the country as a whole. However, the Americans, Indians and Canadians know what is patriotism. They love their motherland and their people. Don’t compare Sri Lankan Tamils with Indians, Americans or Canadians. When we talk about Sri Lankan Tamils we are talking about the fools who destroy their own people and motherland in the name of freedom. If Sri Lankan Tamils have little brain, or little love for their people or little respect for their motherland they would have accepted Indo-Lanka agreement in 1987. They took the country to bloodbath to please the foreign power. How can we trust them ever again? We don’t see change in their ideology.

    Yesterday I attended S. J. V. Chelvanayakam’s memorial lecture in Jaffna. S. J. V. Chelvanayakam was the former TULF leader and MP. My father was S J V Chelvanayakam’s secretary while he was the leader of TULF. Indian High Commission and few Westerners were invited and gave opportunity to speak. I asked 30 seconds to say few words, but they refused. Still no room for smart Tamils and Sinhalese. If we give power to this fools, we are giving power to foreigners to impose foreign interests to destroy Sri Lanka as they had destroyed through the Asia’s longest brutal civil war for three decades.

    My message is clear, ignoring smart Tamils, irritating Sinhalese leaders and adoring Indians and the Westerners won’t take Tamils anywhere. This is what Tamils had done for the past 40 years and gone nowhere. Tamils must learn from African Americans to deal with discrimination or they will continue to go backward.

    I challenge Tamil leaders to get devolution of power while adoring the Westerners and Indians. In 2005 I pushed the government to get help from China to get rid of the LTTE which was the puppet of India then it became the puppet of the West. I will continue to push the government to deal with the puppets of foreign powers. Politically speaking Tamils will continue to go backward, if they continue to ignore smart Tamils, irritate Sinhalese leaders, but adore foreign powers.

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      Federalism is good, unless people use it to make a mono ethnic enclaves and further their separatist agendas!
      With powers come big responsibilities!
      We need to safeguard the system that these powers are not misused to discriminate anyone and if need arise can be overridden by the central government.

      Even now Viggie boy is bringing in resolutions to separate! To Give federalism!

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        srinath.gunaratne

        “Federalism is good, unless people use it to make a mono ethnic enclaves and further their separatist agendas!”

        Therefore, we must stop building the Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto.

        “Even now Viggie boy is bringing in resolutions to separate! To Give federalism!”

        Where can I access the resolution? Have you read it to understand what really the resolution says about Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto?

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          Sri Lanka IS Sinhala Buddhist ghetto. Paradise is just just a hop-step and jump. Sinhalese are discrndimasinatory and genocidal. You shouldn’t think of raising your children among them. You are doing a great service to us Sinhala Buddhists by encouraging your next generation to leave us.

          Soma

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        Sri Lanka will need huge military resouces to maintain it “federal”

        Soma

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          Goma the Mahadana Muttha.

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          somaasss

          “Sri Lanka will need huge military resouces to maintain it “federal”

          On the contrary Sri Lanka needs fewer resoueces maintain its Federal state.

          The state can release its resources for development purposes rather than feeding the unproductive war criminals. Further the so called army is not going fight a war with foreign country.

          Instead they are used to hiding behind their women folks and killing their own people.

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            NV

            Will all those tiger cubs miraculously become poose petow overnight in a federal jafna?

            Soma

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              somaaassss

              “Will all those tiger cubs miraculously become poose petow overnight in a federal jafna?”

              Not to worry it is for the police, elected members, and the judiciary to deal with them.

              By the way, if you meant homeless tiger cubs, house them in Mittal metal cage or send them to Zoo when you send lion kings back to where they belong to.

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    Aiyo Sirisena. [Edited out]

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      With all Respect to CT,

      Please dont allow FUNLOVER OR Ballah to add the derogatory terms so that any leaders are attacked. They are elected leaders by people. You need to be very alert on let them publishing their hatred thoughts.

      I believe, your negligence can harm a lot than you feel.

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        I am one of those who worked hard sending my comments to help get rid of the Jarapassas. Be grateful. Sirisena, Ranil and Company are elected leaders who are now betraying the people’s trust. We have to seriously consider getting rid of Sirisena Inc. as well. SLT Chairman, Port Authority Chairman, SriLankan Chairman are three appointments that eloquently prove the betrayal.

        Balla was given birth to by a Jarapassa bitch after 8th Janurary 2015. Be aware of who is who before you comment.

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          I wish I knew!))))

          Neither you nor anyone ever gossips about the virtues of others.

          What sort of people are you??

          The English always praise their own folk and aren’t they great??

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          funlover, can you lend me your brain because i’m building an idiot?

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            why dont you ask it from your fellow dogs ?

            May I give you few names : Gonmaplia, Wimal Buruwanse, Mahinda Rajaakshe, Sajin Vaas

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              sama, sorry i couldn’t ask you…i thought you’re still in angoda

              couldn’t borrow sajin’s because bugger has switched brains with hitan appa sira.

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                Dont disgrace your community. You have sofar done much in that line.

                Please go and clean the flowing toilet pits of Mara.

                Let us know MR has now made conclusion to go on exile leaving us the wasteful funs being further wasted to protect the bugger et al.

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                We will go on appa kanawa. you guys would sink soon.

                Wait and see. The days of Mara are numbered.

                Alone the disgraceful act him to have met with that culprit Udayanaga one another blood of him – is beyond all standards as a former president.

                For you MARA was a presidnet for me not worth even to appoint as a street sweeper.
                Stupid majorities put him in altar… he behaved as if Katusagae kare raththaran bandawage…

                Good luck us Srilankens.

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                  sama, appa sira hitan can never be a leader but a traitor who betrayed the race, religion and country. he deserves agony and only agony

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            Either those commenting had to be permitted to take care of racist garbage like you, or CT had to’edit out’ your excreta. CT decided that comments should and can take of the likes of Eusense, Balla et al. If Sirisena is a self serving ahole we the voters have the right to spell it out. CT recognizes that. You can have your say too; but readers know that you are as an asswiper, or boot licker paid for it, a relative, or even Mara himself.

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              funlover, your brain is the ideal one for the idiot i’m building here. nothing can replace it

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          If you are that supportive, why you guys use the same slang being used by Wimal Buruwanse et al ? There, you dont make any distinction. Please allow the leaders that got elected by people s vote some respect. He has achieved enough in the line of cornering MR et al. Alone that, not for any other things, we should be thankful to him. Today, him being taken by a devilish situation. On side UNP and other side, is so called men further supportive to MR clan – the real pigs … smeared by all extrement coatings.

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            Raritythoughts , what has this appa sira hitan done achieved so far? absolutely nothing. he’s elected by terrorists and stupid fools who believed in his lies. hitan along with UNP suckers have taken country backwards. i don’t need to explain it, hopefully you are mature enough to understand it

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        Raritythoughts,
        Agreed.
        Colombo Telegraph should also disallow insulting language used by commenters against other commenters who do not agree with them. Native Vedda is a prime example. His posts are full of personal insults with derogatory language. I have brought this issue up with CT once before. It is CT’s responsibility to keep these discussions civil and warn violators and even bar them from this forum.
        Reputable websites like NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian etc. etc. does not allow this kind of language or personal insults between their posters.

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          Egghead,

          You are a liar born to lie and lie.
          The oldest and best social Of USA.
          I comment on NewRepublic (you have to subscribe) and they permit Audio video and real time- there we bash each other- there are great publishers authors has class but they never speak like you and lie.

          The New Republic is a liberal American magazine of commentary on politics and the arts published since 1914, with major influence on American political and cultural thinking. Founded in 1914 by major leaders of the Progressive Movement it attempted to find a balance between a progressivism focused on humanitarianism and moral passion, and on the other hand sought a basis in scientific analysis of social issues.
          What steps would you take if someone held a bayonet at you?

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            zoro
            Nobody takes New Republic seriously other than extreme socialists, leftists, commies and some blue collar whites. That is why “they permit Audio video and real time- there we bash each other-” according to you.
            As you say if they are “focused on humanitarianism and moral passion…” they should not permit and tolerate such kind of nonsense.

            By the way you say “but they never speak like you and lie.” So, why don’t you show me what statements of mine are lies and correct me? Do you think bashing me makes you great?

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              Moron, no one ever takes you seriously- you are born to die lying if that consoles you.
              The providers of web services to them are yet the best and used by engg cons companies.
              It would never have lasted over 100 years if it wasn’t good enough.- it has auto controls.- therefore systems folk use- you won’t know the meaning of auto controls in an online newsroom.(you need to know more than signalling but robotics)
              I live in a free society in deed unlike bigoted migrants who have to hide many a thing which is obvious. I am a European national not just by paper but education and in the way of thinking- I call a spade a spade and know how to say it when the necessity arises even to the judiciary.

              Every goddam thing about what you say emenates from a black hole that is a lie. Bigot.
              you think of the past as if you folk never existed even in the light or dark
              You have never loved life to known the meaning- importance of living.
              greedy 80% that has stolen life land wealth want to still kill.
              When you drive the romance away only you would be left to become cannibals- that is life- you don’t have an idea of life because Greed has swallowed you.

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                zoro
                If no one takes me seriously why do you reply my posts?
                Look at how you start your response! You and Vedda should be bared from this forum as you contribute nothing useful to CT readers other than personal attacks. Both of you are the only posters who behave this way. What it shows is that you are full of hatred and anger. Possibly frustrated that the LTTE was annihilated. That is how life is! I strongly feel you both should seek medical advice.

                Look at the writings of Rajasingham Narendran. I had so many disagreements with him in the past, but never had such insulting and derogatory posts at each other. Which is just the opposite with you and Vedda. You two appear to belong to category of people who are intellectually challenged. Sadly, no one can carry out an intellectual discussion with you two. I don’t see any benefit of having a discussion with you. It is just a waste of time.
                Good luck!

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                  Gonna you say,
                  “You and Vedda should be bared from this forum as you contribute nothing useful to CT readers other than personal attacks. “

                  Veddha is your personal problem As far as I am concerned I have given him belly full but then an after thought: I weighed and considered he knows what he is talking and provides proof which his invariably right- he is qualified historian and can bat. I am qualified industrial engg run my own enterprise etc but have studied psycho, philosophy, etc. Non of you can match me in my subject of enterprise. Non of you can match him in his subject of enterprise.
                  I think you are an army guy or egghead not more from your substance.
                  My issue with CT is a very practical one- how do newspapers now newsrooms run- there are proof readers there and they do not necessarily know anything about engg. then we have the old crocks brigade that roams and their qualification is proof reading. Because most folk then qualified only Olevel or A level and found jobs as executives /directors etc because of sport.
                  Take pooty he is O level went to Canada and worked for a charity caring for Red Indians. You have not shown anything equivalent to Vibushana in content but Sumanesiri
                  “What it shows is that you are full of hatred and anger. Possibly frustrated that the LTTE was annihilated. That is how life is! I strongly feel you both should seek medical advice. “
                  I cannot hate myself to hate you but I dislike when one lies obliviously because it is difficult for you to resolve your issues. I would not like the Sinhalese to fall (you will never understand what it is as children to be friends and jump over hedges together at colombo) similarly I don’t want that minority to die – The islands first European rulers Spain/Portugal (were ruled ruthlessly for 800 years by Moros/Islamist) But Isabel Catholica did not kill them all and retained them at Granada because she had foresight.- which Gass Gembo Sinhala will never understand. Jose Maria Aznar made one mistake but the public recalled him back.

                  “Look at the writings of Rajasingham Narendran. I had so many disagreements with him in the past, but never had such insulting and derogatory posts at each other.””
                  Because balu dostara bats everywhere and when I asked him about a special bird that is never attacked he did not know that it was there. Then when someone spoke about `water poisoning` I was quick to get that info from Cornell Ivy Uni. because we are there very high. but I literally trashed him out of housing because he does not understand human engineering and its affairs. So with a troop he is batting or he can never spread his legs everywhere.
                  I am not a tamil or sinhalese but i mean well to both. my granddad pop and i were born col7 in our own. i will never come there again i am happy here. I spend some time on all this bull. So don’t get me wrong. i am not even a bit dependant on lankan tamils I do know many Hindian tamils etc.Similarly sinhalese i am not dependent or dont meet any – but I speak write the language like very many Anglo Saxons, French, Belgians Indians of our times.
                  You are not alone.
                  Sometimes its frustating to see that the 2 of you are not getting together so the whipping -taravende vendde appa. If you folk smile in happiness I feel nice.
                  ” Sadly, no one can carry out an intellectual discussion with you two. I don’t see any benefit of having a discussion with you. It is just a waste of time. “
                  If you go away it really does not matter because I am sufficient as I am (no relatives or baggage there) and you know that. I don’t know about him but met him as I have met you. I respect him for his knowledge and sense of humour but i would not meet him because SL is not for me to reside but you 2.
                  Dr Narendra is old and as far as I am concerned he has no class. I have wined and dined with sinhala , tamil muslim doctors surgeons of class before- i would not stoop to his level. When i informed Dr Gana to keep off the subject which is not his profession (its called prof etiquette) he was prompt and mind you I had battled him heavily a couple of months earlier because he said Royal i am not royal. so I am bound to respect.
                  If you try to see personalities then you underestimate your strength and weakness- In this issue of comments. there is nothing more to say- you have to think- I don’t see banning a solution to anything since there is atleast one solution to a problem. it is not possible to ban NV because he is too good and i am sure ct would lose its clientele and its a fact i see. cheers.
                  Remember I will pinch your bum later when i get back – just to have fun.:)))

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                  “Look at the writings of Rajasingham Narendran.” I had so many disagreements with him in the past, but never had such insulting and derogatory posts at each other.”
                  (NV has abused me once mistakenly But I fired him in series 6 times then said sorry because he is soft Indian Tamil of class. I did not expect an apology in return because it is mutually understood.) i will never ever meet him but only on ct I know and i like it that way.

                  But you and the nation would be very safe negotiating with someone like him because then you know where you stand- he will not back stab you because he has class.

                  it is very easy to lick face like a dog – see in the west we leave our savings to our dogs than humans.
                  I have a conscious self respect and from childhood 15 I made my own enterprise etc did a postgraduate etc So its difficult to be like a dog. Dogs have a strong sense of smell that makes them different from man.
                  I know what it is to like something, but not love something.and I like romancing We used to go after dinner 7 pm and drink wine within our limits with a charming 4 and discuss many things from art culture engg happenings – in the west during out campus days-8 years and later- i still meet them and we are of many nationalities and we are all over the world.

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          “Colombo Telegraph should also disallow insulting language used by commenters against other commenters who do not agree with them.”
          ” I have brought this issue up with CT once before.”

          But you have not looked at it from a common point of view?

          But even worse than what you say is CT itself protects most of its `old crocks` who insult in articles and comments. Often comments do not appear at all if they get a return volley. They generally go around doing the spell checks and names which is uncalled for and adds the garbage.
          That is the pungent black hole which works like a virus- impunity.

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        Raritythoughts, do you really think this hitan appa sira is a leader? then chathura alwis and who bunch of other journos read newspapers in the morning should be elected as leaders too. appa sir a is nothing but a weak, spineless puppet who betrayed the country, race and religion over a personal dispute with MR

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        Raritythoughts! I second your thoughts. Fully. Most of the readers or rather commentators of CT are just blind with hatred. Hence the all sorts of bad words about politicians they oppose. Hence their comments are just mockery.

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          General excreta hits the ceiling as Politics is largely governed by laconic statements which are devoid of truth.

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      Funlover

      “Aiyo Sirisena. [Edited out]”

      This is bit too long.

      Next time around keep it brief.

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        I already told you what to do with your idle fingers. Get on with it. Have some “fun” with your equipment.

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          Funlover

          “I already told you what to do with your idle fingers. Get on with it. Have some “fun” with your equipment.”

          My fingers are a too busy poking fun at readers like you and without the equipment, I would not be able to see how stupid you are.

          What else do you do when you are not typing in this forum? It must be very hard isn’t it with idling fingers?

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            I didn’t mean that kind of equipment: I meant equipments meant for your idle fingers to get fun out of. How could you have not known? Perhaps forgotten? Is it because you can’t get it up? Perhaps you should try the Ranilmangala Club. Ask Namalbaby to join you for a romp.

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              Sure, you FUNLOVER are a sodomist.

              Dont drage our Native to that level.

              NV and few maintain greater respect on this forum. Basta

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                ms
                “Don’t drag Native vadda to that level”????
                He is below that level!

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                  Eusense,

                  Psycho_sense, You have lost your mind its beyond any level.

                  When you picked that name from Swiss/German innovators at California.

                  Military Buffoon- Go to the hermitage and never return as it would do you good .

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                [Edited out]

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                  Please CT, dont allow the kind of vulgar comments to be displayed onthis forum:

                  I do believe this FORUM is not for Sex abusive men of the kind FUNLOVER: We enjoy a lot being able to discuss on alarming issue of the island nation rather than add thoughts to abusive men such as FUNLOVER:

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              “”Is it because you can’t get it up?””

              Foogeyman,

              come on get up and boggie with me?

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    Antany Peter, not only you got annoyed when they did not allow to show your face in the meeting, most of the Tamil people are annoyed because that is our nature. There is a saying it there is a funeral I have to be the dead person and if there is a wedding I have to be the bride – fame, selfish, power hungry idiots we are. We have no right to talk about dead LTTE people , because all the politicians tried piece fully and eventually Selvanayakam told that only God can save Tamils – then only all the groups formed – please learn the history. Sambanthan did not ask or willing to go separate and none of the Tamils wanted to go separate because small cannot survive. Please do not take personal grudge on national issues – how old are you brother – leave things to younger generation.

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      Thanthai Chelva said that ‘God only can save Tamils’ not Indians or white man. You destroyed yourselves by going behind Indians and white man. Now you are in beyond repairable stage. Therefore, we have to watch you closely, otherwise you will destroy Sri Lanka and Asia.

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      senthil

      This Antany Peter, i beleive nut case…

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        Jamis Muthu Banda the Tamil speaking Sinhalam

        I have been looking for you everywhere.

        You know Darshanie Ratnawalli is out there looking for you.

        The child types under the heading:
        Who Established The Sri Lanka College Of Journalism

        Go visit her at least once.

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    What else can he do? He has to say what the Sinhala polity as a whole expects him to say! This is the game that is aging momentum and will be in full swing as usual again.

    We are doing exactly what we should not be doing. Isn’t Sumanthiran in the constitution steering committee? What should be done in parliament and at the steering committee is being made into street drama now!

    The BC pact was torn up,by SWRD, using the flimsy excuse that the FP had recommended its tar brush campaign! This an old game coming into play again.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      “This an old game coming into play again.”

      The day Wingeswaran declared “Prabakaran” is a hero” I knew we are back to square A. His “genocide” agenda was to maintain the necessary level of hatred and boost morale rather than to entice the international community. Now this federal thing is to kick start the engine.

      Your politicians are in a hurry. Gives me the feeling that Tamils have fully recovered from the devastating war and ready for Ealam war V.

      Soma

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        Goma Mahadana Muttha the Devil

        Stupidity and unconscious prejudice work more damage than fraudulence.

        A permanent solution is what leads a wise judge to take up the position as chief.

        MR1 praised fatso because they were friends in power.
        Wiggie to bring the disenchanted into a bundle before him.

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    What the President was “I will not allow the country to be divided, will safeguard the country’s sovereignty, and territorial integrity “
    He did not say anything about Federalism The sub editor who gave the heading has exhibited his ignorance of the language.

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    MS should not prejudice against any such resolutions. It is his responsibility to convince the TNA that such resolutions are not necessary. To do that he has to prove that justice will prevail in the country without any discrimination. If not MS too would remain a bass unayhe.

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    Snubbing Federalism since 1948 created 30 years of civil war.
    Tamils say Federalism and Sinhala politicians scream division of country.

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    We just mustn’t allow semantics to get the better of us.

    “Federalism” means so many things to so many people. And can’t an assessment be made by these politicians of what it is possible to sell to the other side.

    One way or another, we must move forwards.

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      Sinhala_Man

      ““Federalism” means so many things to so many people. And can’t an assessment be made by these politicians of what it is possible to sell to the other side.”

      Once an assessment has been done

      Then the politicians will find it difficult to argue for or against the case.

      Then they may have to explain to the people as to why they allow the country to bleed, destruct, and account for the foregone development and prosperity since 1948.

      They will be unarmed, find nowhere to hide their sins, ….

      However, the politicians can still rely on the voters who make uninformed choices when push come to shove. At the same time, they can be educated to the extent that they may go along mainstream thinking if given enough time to sink in Federal ideas.

      The most dangerous anti-Federal, anti-humane, anti-democratic, .. campaign start not from politicians, but from people like Dayan the war monger, Nalin de Silva, some notorious saffron clad thugs, Shenali Vaduge, …………

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    We need more news papers to emerge for the president to act.
    These are games organised by Sampanthan & Prez.

    We idiots get distracted from burning issues that 02nd bond scan that 10B ended becoming 29b @ 14.23%

    Who is mahendran trying to fatten ? Prez is either cluless of figures or pretending with distractions.
    lets get on to real issues……..

    Also., did an important VIP meet MR in Thailand?
    Did Samapanthan break protocol when he walked into the Killinochchi Military camp unannounced? CAN YOU & i DO THE SAME??

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    Presiident Srisena has shown his ignorance in politics.All Sinhala politicians seem to show their own misconception and mythical concept that they are the owner of the Island. The mind set of Sinhala people are just a prejudice and parochial unable to see the truth.Sad to say even the educated and intellectual show non understanding of basic meaning to the word federalism. Many countries have shared governance with their minority’s on a federal system. President knows this truth, yet wants to be a hero to the Sinhala masses.but has earned him an internationally a fool status The reality is the Sinhala people who have deceived the colonial ruler and faked a unity by promising theTamils and other minority’s that no harm would come to them.But this was their duplicity They’re still going on to deceive the International community and the UN

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    Nobody accuses the simpleton Maitripala Sirisena to understand the depths or nuances of the Tamil pleas/demands. Federalism, in our context, is not separation. Neither the merger of the Tamil-majority Province/s. Tamils are not asking for anything new or land from the Sinhala-majority South. They are merely claiming what was theirs throughout history – prior to 1505 or thereabouts. This is only denied through armed might, obstinacy, majoritarianism and a highly communalised, politicised Buddhist hierarchy. The naked truth is without this beggar’s wound the Buddhist hierarchy becomes irrelevant.
    Who can deny they have failed to inculcate the finer features of compassion, kindness and tolerance of that great Indian religion into the Sinhala mass. If one needs evidence see the large amount of killings of children, fratricide, matricide, incest, rape, murder
    etc. in a country where most people are believed to be Buddhists.

    The once anti-Tamil (late) Ven. Sobita Thero and the JVP – among many other Sinhala political leaders – conceded finally “Tamils were wronged” They accepted there has to be a fresher
    approach for the Sinhala South to review and settle the festering wound without eventually forcing the country to be sliced into two. It is true the post-1980s issue of the unnaturally high Muslim population, their illegal land-grabbing and their shenaniganism keeps the Sinhalese and Tamils at each others throats. But this has to end soon – as did that old issues of Language parity and Citizenship of “Indian” Tamils.
    Once the Sinhalese and Tamils come to a settlement a just form of accommodation is due to the Muslims, who, at any rate, are physically here for some centuries.

    As to the new media-creation of Sampanthan and party issue, all they did was to peacefully gather at the Army camp and seek the right to see and inspect the private property of civilian Tamils. These houses and agricultural lands were “appropriated” during the fratricidal war that ended in May 2009. It is nothing but decency to restore these properties to the original Tamil owners. Placing a bomb or grenade here and there in the area or claiming the LTTE threat continues is good to sell Sinhala newspapers but it will only go out to exacerbate an easily solvable issue.

    Kettikaran

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      Mr Kettikaran,

      TNA has officially declared that Tamil speaking practioners of Islam are a separate nation and plantation Tamils too are to be considered as an independent block. This effectively leaves only Hindu and Christian Tamils in the North under their purview of representation. This has been calculated as 4.9% of the total population. Where does this leave us now?

      Soma

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        Madam Soma,

        Forgive me. I fear you mislead yourself. TNA speaks for all Tamils in the NEP and the rest of the island where they can justifiably lay claim to be indigenous Tamils. TNA recognises those of recent Indian origin – living mainly in the Plantation areas and elsewhere in the Island – speak for themselves. Muslims, as you will accept, are more a religious grouping and not a racial grouping. They identify with different major parties in the South and in the NEP. As Tamil-speaking people, they too can voice their rights through the TNA, if they so wish. There is nothing to prevent from having their own political parties – as they now do.

        I believe you are in error when you claim “TNA has officially declared that Tamil speaking practitioners of Islam are a separate nation” As far as I know, TNA is willing to consider a representative legislative arrangement for them in the East
        where they HAVE BEEN in the majority centuries ago. This is subject to the Sinhalese agreeing to this. This, of course, leaves out those numbers that were gained by engineered fecundity for political purposes and by recent colonisation, land-grabbing and so forth.

        I am confident Tamils, Muslims and Sinhalese can live in peace and harmony in the NEP if the Sinhala majority government in the South, the Buddhist priesthood and the new factor of the Army
        come together and lead the way to peace and unity. As you recall, the late Ven. Sobita Thero was convinced this is the only way forward to save the nation from another major catastrophe.

        Kettikaran

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    H.E. The President – Your statement comparing Federalism to separation
    or division of the country, gave a shock wave through out the Tamil areas in the Country and sure the IC,too would have taken note of it.
    Since there were no meetings taking place with TNA and they were silent too, Tamils sincerely believed that there was a gentleman’s agreement reached between the two parties, TNA & the Govt. that federalism in some form and merger of the N/E provinces will be done at a suitable time, with the consent of the majority, as the Tamils
    had a belief, that you were working hard for it.

    In many political platforms in the South, you have stated that the majority community should understand the aspirations of the Tamils and it was expected that that you and the leading party leaders will explain to the majority and make them understand the good things about
    Federalism but it was shocking that you have put it down to separation
    of the country in your recent statement.

    Mr. Sampanthan will easily put it down to betrayal of the Govt, but
    yourself, as President elected with Tamil votes should spell out your
    plans for the Tamils as Tamils had high hopes on yourself. One wonders
    as to how you will face the people of N/E, after this statement made
    contrary to their expectations.

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    First and foremost we are one and the same people speaking two different languages. Our belief on what form of government is best for us has been conditioned by many untruths, some of them bordering on lunacy.

    One such untruth is the twisted notion that a federal form of governance is against unity and is divisive. As a result, the average folks find it difficult to believe otherwise. We do not see federalism for what it is.

    Our birth certificates DO NOT unite us as Sri Lankans. They divide us as Sinhalese and Tamils. We are set up against each other from the time we are born.

    The title, Tamil and Sinhalese, lays the foundation for divisiveness. We see us as children of the same Mother, Sri Lanka, but different fathers, Tamil and Sinhala.

    The statement from the President that anyone can pass any resolution but the government will never allow Sri Lanka to be divided does not help in any way to erase that divisiveness.

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    Wigneswaran is playing to the Dumb Tamils.

    Maithripala took the opportunity to Play into the Sinhala Gallery.

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    I think the federalism is one of the good option to move forward the country. We people are looking the resolution passed in the NPC only threat but should find opportunities on the resolution. That is negotiating with Tamils by using the proposed fundamentals.
    I have been traveled and read about many countries with multicultural ethnic groups, The federalism works well and keep the country very strong. We should look at in India, They too follow the kind of federalism. Yes there are odds with the system but we should create a system which can be adopt with our nation.

    We people shouldn’t be forgetting that our debts have already over run. Now the government looking to convert the Chinese debts in bond. As a public really haven’t realized that we are selling our country by piece by piece to other powerful countries, rather doing so, we shall get into amicable settlement to attain prosperity and sustainable peace in our nation.

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    Neither president nor prime minister will agree to federalism. Why? If they do, then that will be the end of their careers. Mr Wigneswaran will not stop pushing for a federal solution for the exact same reason. So, at the end of the day they are all winners.

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    Proposing for Federal state is not dividing the country !! Did our prsedent dose not know the meaning of it !! Some one should educate him!!

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    Ranasinghe, brother very sensible comment. The main problem for our country is relying too much on bhudist monks, we need religion and faith but should not allow them to drive us – in Hinduism, Brahmins have no say outside religion. All the past good negotiations with Tamils were abolished(torn off) after the protest by the monks, they are planning another one now. There is no prosperity until control their involvement outside temples. One more thing is while we Tamils and Singhalese fight each other, others are stealing everything from us including under wares and eventually we both lose this country to 3rd party- stealing from the burning house. Why we still behave like modias. Hope the government will read these comments and implement federalism soon before we all loose our paradise to vultures.

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    Countries like USA, Germnany are very successful with the federal system.
    Sri Lanka is too small for this purpose. Apart from that the Tamils are living allover in Sri Lanka and, therefore, there is no reason for
    federalism. Best way to avoid these problems is to get mixed up. More
    Sinhalese and Muslims also should live in the North and East.

    Siri

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    Why can’t the Sinhala media educate the Sinhalese, including MS, on Federalism? I have not read a single article on Federalism in the media at least5 for the past 15 years. What a tragedy. No wonder CPA survey says 80% of Sinhalese do not know what is federalism.

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    The statement issued by the President is too harsh when referring to
    a federal system of governing proposal passed by NPC/TNA, a party friendly towards the Govt,who wanted the Tamils to vote for him to
    be the President and cooperated with the govt. from day one. The tone
    of the statement indicates that it was an undemocratic, anti national proposal, according to President’s unilateral judgement.

    Secondly he should have explained to the masses mainly the Tamil people
    as to why and on what grounds he is refusing to consider the proposal put forward by TNA/NPC, the sole representatives of the Tamils. He has not explained why Federalism as the system to govern Sri Lankan, not suited for Sri Lanka while many countries that are successful,including
    India our closest neighbour,thriving using this system.He unilaterally made this statement, without even consulting TNA, which sent a shock wave through out the Tamil population. He paid scant respect to TNA, sole reps. of Tamils and paid no respect for aspirations of the Tamils.
    He may have satisfied the gallery by going back on his word but this statement does not look presidential as he represents all communities and hurting one community without giving an explanation, is not that expected from a president of a democratic country.

    If H.E. made this statement and explained his stand on this issue
    before the Jan/2015, Tamils would have boycotted the elections.
    Holding on to the lands owned by people of North, retaining the
    armed forces far in excess in the N/E and devolution of power, seven years after the war ended, are signs of harassments of the people of the N/E. Yourself along with other senior parliamentarians, including former President on both side of the divide, had on no.of times stated that problems faced by the Tamils remain unresolved, then why not solve
    it by spelling out the plan, instead of keeping it a secret until next election.
    Tamils at this juncture wish that H.E. categorically states what type
    of devolution he plans for the Tamils. He has on no. of occasions
    stated in Jaffna that all lands will be released to the owners within six months of taking office as there were no other restrictions preventing release of lands and that he will reduce the armed forces to required level for N/E, this allowing free movement of the people, but we are still to see these promises being fulfilled.

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    “CPA survey says 80% of Sinhalese do not know what is federalism.”
    Similarly, 99.99% of them don’t know that there exist 40 types of snow in Canada’s North.

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    President Sirisena is either misinformed or deliberately playing to the Sinhala chauvinist gallery.

    If he believes that Federalism is detrimental to the country’s sovereignty and integrity then he is misinformed. There are many countries working very well within a federated system and keep their sovereignty and integrity pretty well intact. Examples: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Nigeria, The US, Venezuela and host of others. In Federalism some of the central powers are ceded to regional governments. But some powers will stay with the central government that will ensure the country remains one.

    But if My3 is trying to appease the majoritarian Sinhala sentiments based on Mahanama myths, there is always the danger the Tamil politicians will follow suit and try and appease the fundamentalist Tamils who call for a separate state. The two communities will then lock horns and another LTTE could be born with disastrous consequences.

    When looking at the real ground situation where hatred anger and plain ignorance rules the mindset of both communities a federated system of government would perhaps be the saner option.

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    Federalism is threat to Sinhala hegemony, but not a threat to the unity of the country. Meet the new boss, same as all the old bosses, uses the 60 old tired argument. With such backward thinking, failure as a leader, as a country is guaranteed.

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