By Dayan Jayatilleka –
“An eleven-member Consultation Task Force will enforce provisions of the US-backed resolution…The 11-member Committee named by the Government comprises Manouri Muttetuwegama (Chairperson), Dr. Pakiasothy Saravanamuthu (Secretary), Gamini Viyangoda, Prof. Chitralekha Maunaguru, Visakha Dharmadasa, Dharmasiri Bandaranayake, Dr. Farzana Haniffa, Shantha Abhimanasingham PC, Mirak Raheem, Prof. Daya Somasunderam and Gameela Samarasinghe…The Task Force…will report to a Steering Committee on Reconciliation and the Prime Ministerial Action Group (PMAG)…” – The Sunday Times
Is Prime Minister Wickremesinghe’s UNP Government going its usual route, bringing the usual consequences in its wake? While I appreciate the social liberalization, the opening up and relaxation – grandly and mistakenly called “freedom”—that has accompanied and always accompanies the electoral fall of an entrenched regime, the UNP has once again misread or forgotten the necessary prerequisites for the preservation of that opening.
DS Senanayake understood three truths: (a) that it was in the interests of the Sinhalese not to stamp the new order too obviously with their religio-cultural and linguistic dominance; (b) it was also in the interests of the minorities that the state does not stray too far from the consensus within the majority and that the more assertive minority slogans should not be acceded to; and (c) that India should not be allowed to extend patronage to the ethnic minorities and threaten either the interests of the majority or the sovereignty of the island.
With the conspicuous exception of Ranasinghe Premadasa, his UNP successors failed to realize the island’s social realities and therefore invariable triggered a majoritarian backlash. It is not surprising in the least that Prime Minister Wickremesinghe’s recent list of the ‘Four Revolutions’—DS, SWRD, JRJ and Jan 8th—strikingly fails to mention the closest to a real social revolution under the UNP, namely that of Premadasa.
Ranasinghe Premadasa zealously warded off incursions into national sovereignty from the West and India, balancing the gargantuan neighbor through a close relationship with the other SAARC nations. He delinked the Israeli connection, dispatched Ranjan Wijeratne to Iraq and Libya and titled heavily towards the Palestinian cause. He had excellent relations with China which provided the free textiles for his Free School Uniforms program. What is more, in response to President Premadasa’s typically unorthodox invitation, the Chinese Communist Party sent the most prominent foreign delegation for the ruling UNP’s Convention.
The pre-1956 comprador UNP that SWRD displaced has survived, staged a comeback, and wedded the caricature (exemplified by Chandrika Bandaranaike and Mangala Samaraweera) of the sophisticated urban stratum of ’56. It has been ideologically corrupted and corroded by the virus of Chandrika Chinthana of ‘Package’-PTOMS vintage.
The leading element of 1956 was a liberal, moderate nationalist elite. It is no more. There is no liberal nationalism because the liberals are anti-nationalists and the nationalists are illiberal.
In cultural terms, Bandaranaike’s daughters, Mangala Samaraweera and their circle represent some degree of continuity with the cosmopolitan sophistication of the urban wing of ’56, but not so in the vital ideological-political core. Here they have undergone what Chandrika’s onetime ideological hero and teacher Prof. Charles Bettelheim would call “compradorefication” and are in symbiosis with the UNP’s Ranilist Right.
1956 and 1970 had an urban intelligentsia as well as the legendary rural base, and the Bandaranaikes’ foreign policy gave voice to that urban and urbane nationalism. Sadly, in Mahinda’s second term, despite the educational sophistication of its Ministerial voice, the SLFP foreign policy projected the peasant consciousness of the ’56 base, rather than the open-minded modern nationalism of its enlightened urban vanguard.
What was the crucial difference between the urban intelligentsia and elite of SWRD’s ’56 coalition and Sirimavo Bandaranaike’s 1970 coalition on the one hand, and its rival the UNP’s urban elite on the other? The former was a jealous and zealous guardian of national sovereignty while it reached out horizontally across the globe while the UNP’s urban elite, by contrast, privileged the vertical relationship of patron and client with the West. What lay beneath this crucial difference were two characteristic qualities of the sophisticated urban wing of the SLFP: (i) its reflexive, almost testy stance of national dignity, which reacted against any kind of patronizing on the part of the West and (ii) an acute sensitivity to the sentiments of the vast majority of the underprivileged people of island, chiefly the rural Sinhala Buddhists.
Today that social sensitivity is gone. If it existed, this government and its supportive classes could not be setting themselves up for permanent domicile under siege, in enclaves and echo chambers, by an externally driven invasive procedure on the contemporary collective memory of a terrible war and a shining victory achieved through the heroism of a nation’s sons.
What is radically absent today is the vital intermediate strata, the globalized Third Worldist modernity of the intellectual and cultural elite uncorked by 1956. In politics, Lakshman Kadirgamar– whose sharp disagreements with CBK over the PTOMS and Martti Ahtisaari weren’t incidental or accidental– was the last of that kind. Justice CG Weeramantry is the most prominent survivor of the species of culturally and intellectually universalist (‘Westernized’) defenders of national sovereignty and independence.
Zeid al Hussein’s patronizing puffery and soporific spin notwithstanding, among the defining issues of the historical period we have entered are those of Constitutional federalization and the implementation of, or resistance to and renegotiation of the Geneva Resolution which falsely rewrites the narrative of the war.
The Geneva resolution is the touchstone and catalyst. It is also much more. Implementing the Geneva resolution is a recipe for the social suicide of an urban elite.
Our tragedy is at least in part, that of an absent or lost national elite. Thus it comes to be that we may no longer have a cosmopolitan constituency in Colombo which also scorns the vocation of being spear-carriers of Zeid Al Hussein’s human rights colonialism. That is also why we hardly have anyone in the opposing nationalist camp who eschews the hysterical hate speech against the rendition of the National Anthem in Tamil and the operatic rendition of ‘Danno Budunge’, while rightly opposing the Task Force of the Inglorious Eleven, hardcore NGO-istas, who never having faced violent death in the face, stand ready to act as scouts and informers for foreigners, on our patriotic armed forces who fought a historic liberation war to save us from terrorism.
The SLFP represented a progressive, moderate nationalism but today most moderates and progressives are not nationalists, and most nationalists are neither moderate nor progressive. President Sirisena’s official SLFP has yet to de-Chandrikaize party ideology, dislodge Ranil-Mangala capitulationism on Geneva and restore a nonaligned foreign policy. President Sirisena has not yet projected a moderate nationalist alternative to the UNP as SWRD did, carving a space between the Right and the militant, radical opposition of the day.
Dr.Rajasingham Narendran / February 19, 2016
Funlover / February 19, 2016
Question question question. May I suggest an answer? The great doctor is trying to explain the failure of incestuous patricides.
Jim softy / February 21, 2016
that is part of the Tamil culture.
mahulchandran or mal c Spencer / February 19, 2016
Sinchoappu / February 19, 2016
wow – thanks again giving us the chance to attack this laughing stock on this forum….. each time, looking at this man still proudly speaking about his and his self proclaimed exp onthe vintage – I face what a man who has failed to see it right let alone today – the good advice even a 10 year old with a health mind coould leave him is today is no late if he can sense the situation. Else, it is an another loss -being unable to make use for the future of country. He is thought virulent minded whateever being argued by him – his knowledge on foreign missions could help future batches.
Native Vedda / February 19, 2016
“wow – thanks again giving us the chance to attack this laughing stock on this forum”
Can I also join you?
I know there is a long queue behind you.
Please squeeze me in?
Sinchoappu / February 19, 2016
Thanks mate, I will try my best to put you in.
Tickets already sold out.
Angry Lycaum / February 20, 2016
I and my big bandwagon wish to join the ??? —– and the !!!!
Why not add the 00000 as well.
This man DJ [Edited out]
Japwatch / February 19, 2016
Yes, we can skip this article. Move on to the next.
Amarasiri / February 19, 2016
Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka
RE:SLFP Crisis, UNP Trajectory & The Inglorious Eleven
Is it the SLFP in Crisis or Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Cronies in Crisis?
So, they want to infect SLFP?
Once Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Cronies, retire or leave, there should be no problem for SLFP.
Can you help Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Cronies, retire or leave?
MaRa MaRa Chatu MaRa Amana MaRa in Crisis?
mj / February 20, 2016
Hinniappu / February 21, 2016
I think DJ has the number one leeching nature.
Then it was to Premadasa now to MR.
Both of leaders looted the lanken latter creating it to no go levels.
DJ should be suffering from a syndrome – which is he think he is the man to add analytical views, even if his analyses akin to those of Royal astrologer worked close to Thakkadiya MR.
Royal Astrologer has not the least knowledge having just passt grade five not beyond that – but DJ is said to have completed a doctoral thesis on Malice to lanken elites.
dcn / February 19, 2016
DJ is back with his usual article of course critical of the UNP administration and their type of governance. As it is he is treated as good for nothing and restrict himself to the late night talk show in Sirasa which hardly anyone follow. Sometimes he can attend MR rally to study himself.
Leelawathie / February 19, 2016
He was cornered for the last few weeks.
I thought the man would have sensed it to make his mind and join any goodies fulfiling his part. But this article proves me the creature would never turn to good even if his good father would rise from teh grab.
These are the irrepairable ultra sick nationalists that would do anythign and everything to spread nationalistic views.
Btw, what do you think EUropeans states to welcome incumbent president today ? These the self proclaimed anayst woudl not be able to explain.
Why not you DJ give the due to the new set of diplomats from your exp – that can at least somethign towards good of the nation ?
Why you always behave so inconsistent ? as an uneducated Wimal Buruwanse would do ?
Why you cant do it better if you are really coming from a good background but not from the streets like Buruwanse ?
What went wrong with your youth you to behave so malicious rather than doing the due priotising the current agenda ?
Alahakoon / February 19, 2016
Why DJ made lot of praising remarks on Premadasa? Something going on his mind??? As I know, Premadasa’s killing of civilian (Goni Billa methods, etc.) only second to MR.. Is this Premadasa murderous qualities pleased DJ?
Dan Fernando / February 19, 2016
It is the only alternative on HIS lot now. But Premadasa Junior has sensed it and he has been doing a great job being together with UNP leadership. He has a great future believe or not, he is talented though not having higher degree achieved. Now he is on the real track.
And I am not sure Premadasa junior would want DJ joining his group anyfurther – since Nugegoda wedikawa in which DJ fully stripped himself. His active participation to that rally – killed him and lanken educated people.
My relatives called me on that day from the UK and questioned me what should have gone wrong with Dayan Jayathilaka to sit with Wimal Weerawanse (for all of us believe or not Wimal is just an another far distant uneducated man in lanken politics – that has raised the head through goissps spread).
Now just hanging on to few senders – he thinks could respect him – DJ has been becoming a loose canon- nobody would respect him tomorrow.
I honestly saying, thought the guy would never add his thoughts to CT again.
Saman / February 19, 2016
Hey….man…..stop talking rubbish
This is the another henchman of Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Try to practice what you preach and write.
Simon Gunasekara / February 19, 2016
Yes, he would even swimm on MR toilet pits – so loyal to MR. and even to PR. My granny told me massa wahanne always on the goma gode. Birds of a feather flock together. Could be little different from the mentioned too – since DJ is entwined with Malicy, Jealousy, Lousy the like than anything else. See, his predisposition against RW, CBK are read in his genetic code. As a blood cancer patient can only surivive, if blood is fully tranfused removing maligant- DJ will have no future unless he would sense it and get on with goodies. Unfortunately, he is a knowledgeble person of this country but being associated with wrong ones – he has gone to intoxications to this date.
Rohan / February 19, 2016
Is he not happy about the make-up of the team? I mean, out of 11 members, there are 4 Tamil and 2 Muslim names.
Like Mahinda said about himself, we don’t seem to be able to get rid of Dayan.
nimal fernando / February 19, 2016
Do you really believe what you write?
You’ll make a psychiatrist go mad!
Simon Gunasekara / February 19, 2016
I dont think he has the education to become Psychiatrist, but more into psychopath.
Burning Issue / February 19, 2016
What a convoluted nonsense! Dayan has explained the meaning of “smart patriot” in a incomprehensible long-winded way! The poor Sinhala Buddists need to be protected and keep the minorities at an arms length; this is his message! Nowhere in his article he takes about Sri Lamka and nation building with just democracy! His ostensible stand on Palestinian rights and his pathetic stand on the Tamil rights is irreconcilable. In fact he is totally confused and his coining of smart patriotism is to obscure his inherent racism!
JPEY / February 19, 2016
Take a rest sir. This is UNP government and it will last for years to come. Don’t mislead MR. You people are the reason why MR is in deep S**t. Please take a rest sir.
CONF / February 19, 2016
Dayan is back with his usual rhetoric.
Best thing is to shut up.
Take your buddy MR to medamulana for a good rest
Tamil from the north / February 19, 2016
Hey Dayan, [Edited out]
confu tao / February 19, 2016
A lot of crap from this egoistic guru, all fart and no shit!!Cloud nine fantasies dipped in horsepiss.
Simon Gunasekara / February 19, 2016
Can anybody tell me please when was that his preditions about the country worked ?
A) Last PE and GE – this man was tremouring that MR would be the winner, but got backfired
B) And his jugements on the GLP – were also not the best – this man could do something being close to MR – but MR called him number 1 NGO sucker – nevertheless DJ could not go against MR – for some reasons – so some hidden ones ?????
C)Today, lying with dogs – best example – Buruwanse et al, Gembanpila et al, Wasidewa et al. and his own et al.
When would this bugger ever become matured ?
Never – this man is now seen as the most known ultra nationalist lying iwth dogs not knowing the ticks problem well.
Mervin Silva his father ( not sure though) would rise from his grab if he is aware hoow his boy pulses even today
Mervyn's Ghost / February 19, 2016
There are 2 “educated ” loony tunes in SL, DJ and Rajiva W. Both are in today’s political context comparable to a ball of insignificant cotton wool been blown hither and thither by forces far beyond their comprehension.Occassionally they are concussed by such forces : eg Dayan J at that infamous Nugegoda meeting which showed that he utterly lacked even a modicum of common sense.Then there was Rajiva W decamping from the MR camp just before January 8 into the Opposition ranks and then been ingloriously kicked out from there.What price intellectualism?
Any way nice to see DJ back on CT after some time.Really missed his entertaining buffonery ! Rajiva do give us some little entertainment.Its been quite a while since we saw you here,old boy.You both should understand that I like many CT readers cannot afford to go to a Julio Iglesias bra throwing show.We have only the 2 of you to keep us tickled !!
Non PhD / February 19, 2016
The so called smart patriot is at again. His tactics is to create problems within UNP and bring back his MaRa at any cost to the country.
For DJ, the country is not first. Party politics based on his warped ideology comes first.
Even China economically progressed primarily because of the new relationship created by Kissinger , Niton, & Deng Xio Peng trio in 1978.
I often wonder why the SL Diaspora (whether they are Sinhalese or Tamils), keep on swelling in the US & other Western countries including Australia & New Zealand and not in China?.
When EPDLF Varatharaja Perumal was in exile in India , which country smart patriot DJ was in exile, Cuba or China ?
Further DJ is still trying his best to bring a split within the UNP, praising the younger members. Younger UNP members like Sajith have their own brains and are keen to take the country forward through Maithiri-Ranil-Chandrika trio.
Sinchoappu / February 19, 2016
I think Sajith has now made his mind.
He has to work on the ladder even if he is former Prez son.
We dont want any one like MR to leaad this country again. Premadasa Junior would be a match but he has to collect lanken kind of political knowledge
Dajan could become a powerful man in lanken foreign affairs, if his brains would have been replaced by a a healthy one. He has though knowledge, but he does not know how to use that for the benefit of lanken folks. He should be rehablitated sending him thorugh a therapy. Hatred, Malice, Revenge would not bring us forward. DJ has always been attacking on RW- for family vendetta.Not for proper reasons.
D.Nimal / February 19, 2016
There is no doubt that SLFP Party that belongs national Bourgeoisie that represtantive of Saga, Wega, Guru, Govi and Kamkaru when it was founded by SWRD in 1951; it was very of inception bourgeoisies political party that on class basis of petty bourgeoisies.
Later enlarge and turn into National Bourgeoisie .
The party of SLFP party which that path of Parliamentary reformer, they want really overthrow the old colonial order was an inevitable ,as its task undertake to be change by political, economies and of social class, and the destruction of all old forms of landownership. Well together with all colonial political institution of Ceylon/Sri lanka by SLFP leadership.
The historian experiences of first decade SLFP ruling in 1956 of Ceylon has conclusively proved that it can be victorious only as a certain peasant reforms ,anti-colonial steps in bourgeoisie revolution.
Then second stage Republic Constitution, large scale land reformed and land nationalization of foreign ownership was most progressive and democratic steps had been taken by SLFP leadership. Indeed that de-coloinilaztion of old colonial structure was primer task was incomplete by SLFP leadership .
In my view peasant revolution had begun but SLFP class commitment was unfavourable development of reformed consciousness on part of leadership. In fact SLFP not connect it with definite forms and definite stage of political reformed ,because the democratic and political revolution and that peasants of agrarian revolution cannot but be the same.
The struggle of masses of people that anti-imperialist movement and task of democratic revolution not develop under leadership of SLFP with remarkable speed ,much faster than many democratic and socialist revolutionaries masses had expected.
We spent in war politics since 1977 by UNP-JRJ right wing political leadership which ended War 2009 May by Peace during Mahainda Rajapakase leadership of SLFP national bourgeoisie. In final analysis ,however even these onerous peace by win over the war that leadership MR SLFP we were right and that our hopes were not build on sand.
Since 2009 May every passing months Nation grew strong ,while nation economy and nation building was in right path and LTTE Tamil Terrorist and TNA separatist or Eealm grew weak .
We have to claim to be more enlightened by SLFP leadership of MR , than UNP political class and its leadership ,but because of as long as the UNP comprador bourgeoisie military pattern and that fantastically bloodthirsty atmosphere every war in 30 years , that particularly reactionary one predominated in Sri lanka since 1977.
End of that war was progressive one and REMAKABLE DEMOCRTAIC STEP TAKEN BY SLFP LEADERSHIP OF MR. And at end of 30 years War the behaviour of USA, UK, Norway and Indian is beginning to be exposed in the same way; since 2009 May people are an opening eyes and begin see through the evil dressing of US, UK ,Indian and TNA and LTTE terrorist.
Right wing UNP bourgeois leadership and US, UK and Indian hegemonies come to realise that is no longer war curiosity or an experiment of bourgeois democracy ,but the hotbed and really genuine hotbed of world democratic revolution. The win of War and defeated of LTTE Tamil terrorist by SLFP led MR alliance, the number of enemies externally and internally has increased along with successful of our democratic revolution.
That was very reason of split of SLFP leadership and overthrown elected MR alliance by USA, UK, Norway, Indian and other hegemonies power had been involved in interfere internal politics of democratic governance-Sri lanka.
Indran / February 19, 2016
This sewer inspector of Jarapakse has come out of the slumber. What is this analysis. Is he comparing a society in this millennium with one in the mid twentieth century and demonstrating that they have moved away from that period. That is the reality.
Is this imbecile of a son of Great Mervyn gone mad and writing for those in his asylum.
Man, the world has moved on. You are clutching to the detritus.
You offer good entertainment.
Let someone certify that this man is fit for the lunatic asylum.
Marco / February 20, 2016
Why does Dayan keep chasing his tail?
Park / February 20, 2016
[Edited out] Dayan, are you expecting the Prime Minister to lie like you and not do anything? You lied to the world at the UN>
Ananda / February 20, 2016
DJ Says: “President Sirisena’s official SLFP has yet to de-Chandrikaize party ideology, dislodge Ranil-Mangala capitulationism on Geneva and restore a nonaligned foreign policy.”
But more importantly for us all is that President Sirisena has yet to arrest the criminals who ripped off the country and murdered their critics, amongst a myriad other crimes.
And these are the criminals that DJ supports and wants back in the saddle so he can go along for the ride!
This man has no shame, and his ‘new best friends’, Weerawansa, Gammanpillai and those senile ‘has-beens’, Dinesh and Vesideva, just go to prove his descent into the depths of depravity.
Spring Koha / February 20, 2016
Dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.
AM / February 20, 2016
DJ-Where had you been??.New song??? not appealing really.
Mallaiyuran / February 21, 2016
Coiled back into winter hibernation after the much gargantuan noise made Narahenpita letter reading propaganda which eventually failed to reclaim anything lost in the first election, the self-proclaimed political analyst, Dhayan De Silva, now, covering himself with a different skin, competing for the title with Ranil for the name of “foxy”, attempting to lift his nose above water from the inundating, opposing and rejecting comments of the CT commentators. Night after night with long thinking, after draining out the Sinha-lE and had infused the purple color fox blood, Dhayan PhD, without mentioning the accused war criminal, his boss’s name even once throughout his entire article and thus abandoning him, but praising only Richard and Don Stephen of the UNP, had come to claim his new tile the “foxy”. He convoluted most known facts into as maxim not worth even for the consumption of Sinhala Modayas. By this action, Dhayan PhD purposefully subjected himself to be counted as the CT’s most laughed at person.
The SLFP communist Don Stephen and the UNP bourgeois Solomon West Ridgeway is always said one thing and did the opposite. Don Stephen, in the name of advancing and rehabilitating the Sinhala workers, he disenfranchised the Tamil workers. Especially, the bourgeois Solomon retained his original UNP IDs until he was deposed by Somarama, a saffron clad rowdy. Though they both were eradicated by Buddha form their damaging destructive politics soon, the path they paved for Lanka has put it as : One of the poorest nation in the world which send women as slaves for other countries: the 174th country out of 179 countries in media freedom unnecessarily heavily militarized – like North Korea; Both Sinhalese and Tamils both its major communities have rebelled against the government, between 120,000 to 150,000 Sinhala youths and between 350,000 to 500,000 Tamils peoples were murdered in those; Country has been named as one of the five countries accused by UN out of its 200 members as war crime country. The country has been put in the record as a land uses rape as weapon. Lately country has been dragged into arms race by allowing China to berth its naval vessels to provoke India and the West.
The only similarities between Solomon west and Richard were, Solomon gave ammunitions to Buddhist Monks to help with minority bashing and when got in line with him, he cheated them. So they killed the misbehaved partner. Richard gave arms to LTTE and after they chased out India with great sacrifice, he cheated LTTE. So they killed him. Other than that another Similarity, Solomon killed Tamils in 1958. Richard killed JVPers in 1989. Solomon went to SLFP from UNP. Richard went to UNP from SLFP. But there were no political similarities, unlike Dhayan PhD struggling to portray, did exist.
The game of Dhayan PhD is starting here. “DS Senanayake understood three truths: (a) that it was in the interests of the Sinhalese not to stamp the new order too obviously with their religio-cultural and linguistic dominance; (b) it was also in the interests of the minorities that the state does not stray too far from the consensus within the majority and that the more assertive minority slogans should not be acceded to; and (c) that India should not be allowed to extend patronage to the ethnic minorities and threaten either the interests of the majority or the sovereignty of the island.”
What is he denoting by the words “understood three truths”? It is nothing but as usual he is putting his own words into the mouth of Don Stephen as the explanation of why Don Stephen steered the country into the current mess. In other words, this is the disdainful, haughty explanation of the Dhayan PhD’s of why it is important to the country fall down like this from the freedom to until now. While, the first two so called truths are direct explanation of why one time Tamil Nadu families migrated to Lankawe seeking work, but now the women of Lankawe going to Middle East for slave jobs, the third one needs additional talks to stripe the Dhayan PhD’s new Foxy skin which he is wearing in this returning article to challenge Ranil for that title.
War was won by Ambassador Blake. The techniques Robert Blake put for that were started in Chandrika’s time. He was the one disturbed the peace accord and sent back the SLMM to Europe. Only war crime was committed by the Old King and New King. From Regan’s time, America was following anti-Mrs. Gandhi policy and latter anti LTTE policy. So they followed the LTTE’s ships in the international waters and made sure LTTE will not be able to buy defenses for Kfir Planes too. But when America started to ask wages for that, Old king started anti-American policies. Weerawansa fasted in front of UN. Now the junior foxy’s suggestion is if India ask for its wages, do it to India too. When Old King had no way but to corporate with UNSG Ban-Ki-Moon, it was India collected a group of non- align gang at UNHRC to support Lankawe. Though Dhayan used to claim that he won the 2009 UNHRC resolution, he has been an advocate of friendship with India to honor the help he received from India until his, this new foxy skin covered article. He has been blaming his master only on one point that he alienated India and that is why India eventually supported all resolutions at UNHRC. He has been convoluting the truth as SLFP’s successful communist policies keeping the minorities at arm length to the governmental power, he has not looked at JVP communism started in SLFP’s time and it was wiped out in Richard’s time. He personally from JVP camp and hanged on a minister post of Indian 13A provincial councils. What is his crude and confused attempt here is challenging Ranil eventually on ECTA, but not right now. For that his preamble is that China gave free textiles to uniform during Richard’s time. Even schools kids would laugh at this PhD’s economical knowledge. India is gave 50,000 houses during the Old King time. India gave all free arms and military personnel to Old King. India sent free army to protect Sirima during JVP troubles. Sonia, Chidambaram, Karunanidhi and many others made join investments in India and Singapore. Old Royal family had the Sri Lankan textile quota cut by EU and opened factories in Andhra which employs about 13,000 people in that state. The profits of these exports are going to Swiss banks. Now the Dhayan PhD is hiding the whole pumpkin in a pebble of rice. We don’t know the exact good and bad of the ECTA, but the for a quick recovery of Sri Lanka, form the pit it has fallen after the freedom, can be achieved by intelligent free trade with India, which was at the bottom of the hell when it was receiving the freedom, but after implements many 5 years plans, now knocking on the door of the industrialized nations for membership. China is not known for building nations. China is capable doing cheap heavy constructions. It is doing that in the West too. But corrupted, foolish dictators like Gaddafi, Old King and Rangoon’s military were bribed by China and their countries were sucked out. Especially In Lankawe, the Port City is a thorn in the eye. No cure for that. This is going to, little by little, drag Lankawe into a center for India- China-West military challenges and going to have an impact on economy worse than Cuba situation.
India-Lanka free trade can accelerate economic recovery of Lankawe, but Rail’s success in not dependent on that that. Further at the end it will give a chance to India to refresh the India-Lanka defense accord too. Ranil’s success is dependent on how he restore the lost sovereignty of Port City and how he channel contracts of the other China’s heavy construction projects to Lankawe’s economic recovery. There is no other way but to give up to China. But that will allow China to restores its status when the SLFP come back to power. Then it is the same old Vicious circle
Don Quixote / February 23, 2016
What a pity, I thought we had got rid of this “contributor” !
No doubt his henchman Rajiva Wijesinha follows next.