18 October, 2019

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SLFP Is Not A Racist Party: CBK

Racism and religious extremism have no place in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, former President Chandrika Kumaratunga said at the commemoration of her father S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike’s death yesterday.

Mahinda and Chandrika

Addressing a crowd during the ceremonies to commemorate the former Sri Lankan Premier, Kumaratunga said that the pact signed between her father and Federal Party Leader, popularly known as the Banda-Chelva Agreement, went far beyond the power sharing provisions of the 13th Amendment.

“At that time, the Federal Party was asking for power sharing under a federal system,” she said.

“Nowadays they are speaking of too many powers in the 13th Amendment. The Banda-Chelva pact was willing to share power far more significantly than that,” the former President said.

The SLFP was started with the Bandaranayake vision, said Kumaratunga, adding that in these days various convoluted visions had been incorporated into the party.

“Of late various people claim their fathers created the SLFP along with my father – at that time I don’t think they were around,” she charged.

Defending her father’s controversial Sinhala Only Act, Kumaratunga said it was an attempt to uphold the rights of the majority that had been suppressed by European colonialists for hundreds of years. “He also brought the Tamil language bill at the same time. He had no intention to implement racist policies. But because he was assassinated, there was no way to enact that bill,” President Kumaratunga said.

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    Tamils all the lied about and are lying about the Sinhala -only act.

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      Jim Sothy, what is the truth then?

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        Thiru

        For him truth is that you agree with him.

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          In the Sri Lankan valley of the blind make CBK be the queen.

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      Time for CBK to rescue the party of her father – the SLFP – from the corrupt and uneducated Rajapakse family of racist thugs and their cronies and set the party and the country on the right track.

      Go Chandika! The people will support you to get rid of the Madhinda-Gota military dictatorship – as joint opposition candidate.

      Please throw in you hat and start you campaign now, because of Rajapassa has another term – Lanka will be a Zimbabwe military dictatorship and the Rajapassa brothers and sons would have looted and bankrupted the country TOTALLY.

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        Yes CBK, please go & challange, only u can bring political stability & peace in sri lanka. Ranil & his party have become obsolete because of their infight

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        Dodo, I totally agree with you. The UN-EDUCATED are controlling the educated professionals to do all nefarious activities. The so called educated are so scared but to be obedient pets—Prof G.L.Peiris etc.
        We need to uphold the LAW and order. Bring back the 43rd Chief Justice. Educate the armed forces to do the right things and NOT obey the ruthless Political leaders to attack the law abiding citizens.

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        Uduran kana paksaya.
        Family of Banda/Kumaratunga is the mother of all step fathers.

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      Make Sri Lanka official language the ‘Vedda’

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      So with whom did you lie while they continued their lie, while believing these lies you lied with the lies?

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      Dear Hon. President Chandrika Kumaratunga,

      “Racism and religious extremism have no place in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, former President Chandrika Kumaratunga said at the commemoration of her father S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike’s death yesterday”

      Some Simple Questions for you.

      1. Who killed your father? Why? Not Sinhala Buddist Racism?

      2. Why is it that it is Only Sinhala Buddhists and Sinhala Buddhist Monks running Amok who are the criminals attacking Tamils, Muslims and Christians?

      3.You need to call a spade, a spade.

      4. Here we have Sinhala Buddhists who claim to be Buddhists, ans all their actions have noting to do with the Tipitaka, the Hinayana or the Mahayana teachings.

      Whom are you trying to fool?

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        Amarasiri,
        You have posed some good questions. She has also missed a fine opportunity to solve the ethnic issue because of Anuruddha Ratwatte. She could have solved it peacefully with the assistance of Luxman Kadirgamar & Dr.Neelan Thiruchelvam, both of whom had commanding respect among the Sinhalese.

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    Looks like the RajaPoxsas are coaching the BBS, Sinhala Ravaya and Ravana Balaya to be the Sinhala version of India’s extremist RSS. SLBC today is being openly used by its foul mouthed chairman Hudson to spread hate against the minorities, especially the Tamils. A new phenomenon that can be observed on the “Dasa Desin Hathata” programme is how Sinhala Christians and Sinhala Catholics are lumped together with the Sinhala Buddhists. Tamils and Muslims are lumped on the other side with Hudson constantly letting his istners know that if the minorities (especially the Tamils) become too smart the Sinhalese will not stay silent and another Nandikada will be inevitable.
    In the past it was Sinhala Buddhists on one side and Hindus Muslims and Christians on the other side…but since of late Hudson has realigned the Christian and Catholic Sinhalese with the Buddhists. To an educated person what Hudson spews is just hate speech and distortion of facts…but remember that educated people are a very tiny minority in SL. Its hate speech and fear mongering such as what goes on in Hudsons morning programme that nfluences the 3 brain celled majority to keep voting for the RajaPoxsas who they are brainwashed into thinking will protect their rata, jaathiya and aagama. All that is needed is a spark to start another July ’83, and the way things are being built up via government propaganda such an incident may be not too fat off.

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    Of course not. It is a family controlled gang operation.

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    How touching that we still commemorate Solomon West Ridgeway; so good they named him thrice. SWRD was born during the governorship of Sir Joseph West Ridgeway. Pappa Solomon, Maha Mudaliyar and confidant of the Governor, was so moved to show his loyalty to Sir Joe, the pederast shielding big white chief, that he had his first born named after the British knight. SWRD was the last scion of the walauwa of a family whose antecedents helped the colonial masters run the country in return for retaining many favours. Ofcourse, they shared this reputation with many other notable families including the legendary Junius Richard. The Bandaranaikes were high church anglicans to boot who, when the tide turned, found refuge in the noble teachings of the Buddha. But Chandrika is right, the SLFP is not racist; just that some of them still cannot resist all things British.

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      Spring Koha

      It appears that the Sinhala/Buddhist leadership hate the minorities more than their own Tribes.

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    May be you might know the whole story

    Your father is the one established the racism

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      Pasel, the AH:

      You don’t want to understand that it is the Tamils who live on Tribalism, since 1910, and it is the CT WHICH GIVES PUBLICITY TO TRIBALISM.

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      Pasel

      “Your father is the one established the racism”

      SWRD gave leadership to already existing widespread racism among the Sinhala/Buddhists.

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    Does CBK admit the Tamil Language Bill her father brought up
    was a disaster – which it was anyway. And so were those in respect
    of Parity and the Language of Courts. Combined, they brought the
    country to the level it is in – while LKYs Singapore zoomed past
    avoiding the very same pitfalls Sri Lanka willingly fell into.

    Senguttuvan

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      What has she done about it during the eleven long years of her rule.

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        Vedda Cousin, She did not have cronies run the country and there was no mass stripping of people’s wealth. She was a wealthy woman in her own right. FYI – I am not a supporter of CBK.

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          Goraka, ‘She was a Wealthy Woman in her own right’?
          On TV she admitted that she had to pawn her Jewellery to buy medicine for her mother Mrs. B as the family had run through their wealth with good living with Paduru parties and Naluwa type Buggers.

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      Senguttuvan, in a few words you have said what really has happened to
      our very beautiful Paradise Sri Lanka brought about by SWRD and all his
      followers which the young generation should know and come to understand. Since our independence in 1948 everyone lived in peace and
      harmony never knew what racism was as we mixed, intermarried, respected eachothers religions till all this changed by this bloody man
      SWRD, his family and now the Politicians that followed him, and sorry to say by his daughter CBK who could have done to change the tide that was taking place in the country. Sri Lanka should have followed the example of Singapore, and this woman Chandrika has the audacity to talk and return back home to join the leadership contest talking bad of the European colonial rulers when she took up resident in the UK and children getting a good education. These people have no love for their country or the people, but only think of themselves and being in power to rule and line their pockets. What I have to say is that Sri Lanka needs a change of new blood and a leader who cares for his/her country and love of the people bringing about the unity of all ethnic minority and respect of all religions. We have to stop all this hatred, mud slinging but we good people should join and search for that leader.

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    Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga said:

    “He also brought the Tamil language bill at the same time. He had no intention to implement racist policies. But because he was assassinated, there was no way to enact that bill,” President Kumaratunga said.”

    Her mother cold have reversed all anti democratic policies since the death of her father, she didn’t until the Hindians did some arm twisting.

    Had Banda and supporters of his party were not inherently racists they would not have introduced and implemented Sinhala only languageanguage policy unilaterally.

    Her mother drafted the first racist constitution in 1972 which was not put to a referendum, rest is history.

    In 1974 the International Tamil Research Conference was violently disrupted by her police, in which 12 people died.

    Instead of creating a level playing field for the poorer and under privileged section of all student population she introduced her racially motivated standardization scheme which deprived and demotivated the young who took up arms subsequently.

    Her family gave succor and support to the racist majoritarian Sinhala/Buddhists nationalists forces which continued to destroy this island.

    Don’t forget her mother was the mother of all war crimes which were perpetrated by her armed forces in 1971.

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      If as Native Veddah sees, if the majority of Sinhalese acknowledged the injustices inflicted by successive Mr & Mrs SWRD regimes on the Tamil people and made amends, the country may have remained united and possibly much more prosperous. Now it is perhaps left to the more racist Rajapakses to complete what the Bandaranaikes began. The Kali Yugam is beginning to unfold for the extended Rajapakse family.
      Unfortunately, Thiru Nadesan and Nirupama cannot go to the Tamilnadu temples to change the direction of the malefic stars. Sadly, the local kattadiyas and hooniyamkarayas have declared matters are beyond their lime-cutting limitations.

      Pandaranayagam

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        Why this vituperation? Is it because your make believe superiority complex was dealt a crushing blow with the outcome of the war? Please learn to accept all human beings as equal; then you will not be smarting so much!

        Lankaputhra

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      Native,

      It is true that CBK glosses over some critical facts about her family’s past actions. But at this juncture, she is the only one from among the less nationalistic segments of Sinhalese society who can come close to challenging the dominance of the Rajapaksas. And with the LTTE not in the picture, if elected, she may well be able to keep the forces of Sinhalese extremism under control in a second term. Of course, it is up to the Sinhalese south, but in the absence of other alternatives, Tamils ought to be less critical of her and not stand in the way of her possible candidacy. We have to hope that she learned from her mistakes and will be better the second time.

      The Southern parties are kind of scrambled now; the UNP alone will no longer be effective for the next few years; Ranil is unelectable, and neither Sarath Fonseka nor Sobitha Thero has any realistic chance of seriously challenging the Rajapaksas within two years. If CBK is successful in splitting the SLFP and leading her faction in an alliance along with the UNP and other smaller parties on a center-left platform, that can permanently change the political configuration, and the country may get on the path to reconciliation, lasting peace and prosperity. Absent such a change, things will go from bad to worse, with only the ruling family and its sycophants benefiting.

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        Agnos

        “if elected, she may well be able to keep the forces of Sinhalese extremism under control in a second term.”

        Once again as her predecessors did she would become a prisoner of racist circumstances.

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        My thoughts overlap with those of Pandaranayagam. I would like to add that the Rajapaksa family, their cronies, SLA, SLNavy etc are going to face Int’l war crimes investigation very soon! There is no escape for them. The average Sinhala Budhist idiot in SL is in for a huge shock.

        Of course, the int’l bodies will also investigate the LTTE – which I welcome!

        Agnos states, “And with the LTTE not in the picture, if elected, she may well be able to keep the forces of Sinhalese extremism under control in a second term.”. Agnos also states, “We have to hope that she learned from her mistakes and will be better the second time.”

        It will be delusional for Tamils to “hope” that Chandrika will do what is “hoped” for! For 65 years, since 1948, Tamils have identified so many Sinhala leaders as “being possibly moderate” and hoped and prayed. Even if Chandrika is elected, there will be a brief honeymoon period for the Tamils. After a short while, she will be back to her murderous ways. Doesn’t Agnos recall her murderous uncle Ratwatte and his sons? Neelan Tiruchelvam and family were under delusions that Chandrika would deliver to the Tamils, what she mentioned to him in his dining room BEFORE she became president.

        Agnos seems to have forgotten the medieval victory ceremony Chandrika held, during which Anurudda Ratwatte (who has Tamil blood in his veins) dressed up like a Tamil/Telgu court official and presented scrolls to her which stated that “Yapana Patuna” had been re-captured. Remember Sri Vikrama Rajasinha aka Prince Kannasamy of the Madurai royal family who ruled Kandy?. These Ratwattes would have been partly decended from this Tamil King’s mid level court official’s illegitimate offspring at the best, or descended from the Kandyan Sinhala prostitutes who were servicing low level Tamil court officials.

        Note: I have read better and more senible writings by Agnos in the past. Maybe he is not having a good day. No offense meant!

        The final sentence from Agnos is, “Absent such a change, things will go from bad to worse, with only the ruling family and its sycophants benefiting.”

        The Rajapaksa family and their cronies, the SLA etc, will ****NOT** continue to “benefit”! Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh will loose elections next year with high probability. The western policymakers will no longer have to trade favours with them, like during the time Sonia wanted Prabhakran and all LTTE leaders (without caring how many tens of thousands Tamil civilians were slaughtered, and possibly enjoying it) killed in 2009.

        Rajapaksa and all the Sinhala Buddhist idiots have been publicly insulting western countries for too many years! And playing with fire, by repeatedly waving the China card in the west’s face!!! China will use its veto power in the security council, with only its interests in mind. Whereas, the swabasha educated Sinhala Buddhist idiots think that they are important to China.

        The western nations have other ways, to conduct int’l investations of war crimes in Sri Lanka! They have so many ways to put tremendous political and economic pressure on SL and force the Rajapaksa’s out.

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          It is pretty simple. Look at the following personalities and tell us who will be less racist toward minorities, especially Tamils: Rajapaksa ( Mahinda or Gotabhaya), CBK, Fonseka, Sobitha Thero, Sajith Premadasa, Karu Jayasuriys, Dayasiri Jayasekara.

          The West doesn’t work the way you imagine; they may charge the Rajapaksas with war crimes eventually but it won’t happen anytime soon, not within the next couple of years. And even if they did, someone else will be President and that person could be worse. So what is your end goal?

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            I have replied to Agnos (best wishes to him/her!) , in a posting made at: September 29, 2013, 6:44 am

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          Good analysis Mr Vettivelu Yogeswaren. Rajapakses could be placing more weight than what they can get from the Chinese in the UN and the world scene. Remember the case of Sudan’s Omar Usman Al-Bashir, who too thought the Chinese will save him from international censure. And then Gaddaffi. When it comes to really big issues both the US-the West and China will come to deals
          benefitting their more precious interests. This is all the more reason the Rajapakses should not make enemies of the Indians.

          It is not my personal wish – but it is clearly downhill for the Rajapakses from December 2013.

          Pandaranayagam

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      A Tamil Only new PC member is not getting a minister post.

      Because, she can not speak English when the majority of the country is Sinhala – Speaking.

      what a joke.

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      Make Vedda language the language official language and Vedda culture the official culture of Sri Lanka.

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        Vedda cousin

        “Make Vedda language the language official language and Vedda culture the official culture of Sri Lanka.”

        Why not stupid man?

        As I see it only our culture has any chance of saving the planet earth.

        Follow our culture you will not only save the earth but build a caring, equitable and just society.

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          Why call me ‘stupid man’ my cousin. I agree only our ways can save this planet. My concern is you ran away from us. You don’t live with us or dress like us or dance like us to pay homage to our jungle Gods my cousin. Why you wash the ass of some white bugger. Come join us if you are not a bogus Vedda, if you are not an anglophile Vedda my cousin.

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            Vedda cousin

            Stupid man you are not Veddah’s cousin, you are indeed a member of Gota’s military machine.

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            He isn’t a prodigal son like you who shit on a rock spread the whiffs off into the atmosphere irking the elder shamans polluting their environment. And, then how dare you resist to insult his once upon employer Bandu de Silva who admits that he is not a white bugger, but a whitewashed Sinhalese of a Portuguese pedigree.

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      This women need a real slap in her face…

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        A kick in her butt, shall I say. But she’ll get it for sure, if she come to contest elections.

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        Abashed, do you frequently see Hindian Teledrama?

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          Vipin Malhotra

          “Abashed, do you frequently see Hindian Teledrama?”

          Probably he loves tiffin, Masala Dosa

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      This is no correct.

      It was the education of the people that made it worse under Mrs B. But at that time, people in our society respected each other. Recalling my youth, I had good times in SL in the days of Mrs B, JRJ until Premadasa massacred over 50k youth across the country in that 89 insurgency.

      Today, though the ones at that time were with MrsB runs the country, none of them seem to have respect and dignity towards own people.

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      No. First the late S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike made Sinhala only as the official language within 24 hours in 1956. After that the Tamils started protesting and riots started where like July 1983, Tamil houses were attacked and Tamil and Sinhalese people got killed. Emergency was imposed with curfew. All Tamil destinations boards and the Tamil languages of street names were tarred. After the introduction of the Sri number plates for the vehicles, Jaffna people avoided buying those vehicles and vehicles with number plates such as EL, EN, EY, etc. grew in demand. Only government vehicles used Sri number plates in the North. Later in 1958, late Prime Minister SWRD Bandaranaike introduced in Parliament a Bill titled Tamil Language (Special Provisions) Act No. 28, where in the North and East the Tamil language can be used for administrative purpose and in schools too.

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      ///Her mother drafted the first racist constitution in 1972 which was not put to a referendum, rest is history.///

      No need for referendum.

      //In 1974 the International Tamil Research Conference was violently disrupted by her police, in which 12 people died.//

      Are you a fool?

      She offered to conduct it in Colombo at the government expense but Amirthalingam and selvanayagam refused and control the Tamil Reserch Conference. They brought “kallathonis” with the help of the VVT smugglers to Jaffna. From then VVT smugglers became the liberators of Tamils. Dont you feel shame? Tamil parties believe in “law breaking” as a mean of politics. How can lawyers like Selvanayakam and Amirthalingam support to bring illegals from India to the same conference? Jananrthanan, who was a MALAYALEE but the leader of the Student Union of Tamil Nadu, was brought “illegally” by Kuttimani gang to Jaffna and allowed to appear on the stage.

      Further only 9 people were killed on the last day of the conference. Other three were killed by electrocution on the previous day when the VVT smugglers brought their replica of boat “Annapoorani”. The incident happen on the main street, Jaffna.

      I was presenet and I know the fact well. So, dont try too fool others.

      Are you telling here that JVP morons took guns and behaved like Mahathma Gandhi?

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        Hi machann, long time your leader lost. Tamils are buggers. am I right.

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    SLFP is a Chingalam racist party.
    TNA is a Tamil racist party.
    SLMC is a Muslim racist party.

    Moderates (UNP) LOST!

    Racists won.

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      Pukasima reads tarot.

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      Before the TNA and SLMC were formed all Sri Lankans voted for the UNP or SLFP and for the Federal Party in the North. Now these minority Parties are not solving the problems faced by the Tamils and Muslims. Only power hungry.

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    Anyway what happened to Banda-Chelva pact?

    Didn’t Banda use it as toilet paper?

    Good he did otherwise people would have used it as toilet paper.

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      Try it yourself to savour the itch and pain of a lumpy rectummmm.

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      I print your comments and use it as a toilewt paper

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    With this old lady I do strongly disagree. The SLFP IS A RACIST PARTY JUST THE UNP AND THE JVP AND THE LSSP AND THE CP AND THE ENTIRE SINHALA BUDDIST SPECTRUM AND THE LTTE AND THE TULF AND THE ENTIRE THAMILEELAM CROWD ARE. This is a nation of RACISTS. I doubt if there are any humans on this island; only tamils and sinhala buddhists. Just start a non racist party and see if it gets more than a dozen votes!

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      Crazyoldmansl, I agree Sri Lankan are a racist lot. Lets take cricket – we have Sinhalese Cricket club, Burgher Cricket Club, Tamil Union, Malay Club, Moors Sport Club, and some idiot named a club called Nondescript Cricket Club where all those confused about their race play.

      Now, there is nothing wrong of being a racist but make sure you don’t hurt the sensitivities of others. Isn’t is SIMPLE!

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        Nondescript…neat…thats cricket!

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    You post a letter in Colombo this evening and you get it by morning in Jaffna. That was the story till the beginning of 70s !! …and the world called ours as the best postal service in Asia !! Ours was the best Railway service in South Asia in the same period. We have had Officers and gentlemen in public service in all the Govt.Departments until the beginning of 70s !!

    Mrs:Srimavo Bandaranayakka with her 1972 constitution forced every Govt. Servant to be a boot licking dog of politicians and she buried all sorts of human ethics and natural justice in public service.

    The police department that once excelled gloriously in criminal investigations was humiliated to be the servants of thuggish Politicians. …and they follow it to date.

    CBK has never been punctual in her activities, and now she tries to…. white wash her parents !!?

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      1972 constitution removed the bondage with colonial Britain.

      No org. ever oppose to any government to bring the “majority’ language as the “official’ language.

      But Christian Selvanayakam wanted the ENGLISH and not the Sinhala and Tamil.

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        M.Sivanathan !!!!?

        ”1972 constitution removed the bondage with colonial Britain.”

        Do you know that What the 1972 Constitution really removed was,…… Nothing but All the privileges and safety measures given to the minorities in Sri Lanka by the Donoughmore constitution !!!?

        ”No org. ever oppose to any government to bring the “majority’ language as the “official’ language.”

        M.Sivanathan….where do you live !!? In the North pole with Sea Lions and polar bears !!? Which country you are referring to !!?
        India or Sri Lanka or even any other country in the world !!?

        Please name the country , and I will tell you who opposed it !!? Do not play fool in this forum !!?

        ”But Christian Selvanayakam wanted the ENGLISH and not the Sinhala and Tamil.”

        M.Sivanathan, this is where I identify you as a real bone collecting Sinhalese dog under the guise of Tamil Name – works for MaRa for nothing but for mere bones !!?”WHY” every single Tamil – whether christian, Hindu or even a Muslim Call S J V Sellvanayagam as ”Thanthai Selva”( Means ”Father Selva”) Why !!?

        They don’t call your holy Angel Dougi Dogi who did marvelous things to Tamils (according to you !!?) as ”Father” !!?

        They don’t call the ever genius GG Ponnanmbalam senior as their Father of Politics !!? Not even Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan – carried by the Sinhalese on their shoulders on his return from the GBR !! Why only SJV !!?
        All these days I have been thinking that you are a dog serving the criminal from the North. But for sure……you are a dog sent by MaRa from the South to confuse people in this forum.

        Are you the one who forces an innocent girl in Maankulam to commit suicide …couple of days back !!? Get back to your traditional job of licking boot you creature !!?

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          final para….should be read as….who forced..

          R.D

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    The less we say, the better.

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      Of what better the less we say?

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    “SLFP Is Not A Racist Party: CBK”

    Your dad made it into a racist party and your mum made it even worse.

    You were born to two of the biggest early racists of srilanka.

    However during your tenure some amends were made for what your wretched parents did and the party image improved,because you are not a racist.

    After you left it has become again the racist party it was earlier.

    It proves that everything depends on the leader because culture permeates from the top to the bottom.Under JRJ the UNP was a even bigger racist party than the SLFP.Now under ranil it has changed.

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    In hindsight CBK realises that she made mistakes in not doing enough to share power with the minorities. Soloman Bandaranayake was the first person and not any Tamil proposed Federal system in 1926 to minorities and Up and low country Sinhalese as a solution.

    Later he converted himself to Buddhism and promised ‘Sinhala Only’ in 24 hours in order to get elected as PM. As a remedy to the language problem that he master minded and enacted and enforced Sinhala colonisation in the east and north he signed B-C pact that contained land powers and language power within regions and far better than the diluted 13th Amendment.

    By no means SWRD was a racist but in contrast Rajapakse brothers are. Starving babies, mothers and civilians within a narrow strip called ‘safe zone’ and using heavy weapons such as aerial bombing and shelling artillery cannot be anything other than intended genocide. If any one is in any doubt about it they made it abundantly clear by interning husbands and wives separately in camps behind barbed wires to prevent natural growth. Even after killing more than an estimated 140,000 Tamils within a few months the surrendered suspects were tortured, raped and shot at point blank without any mercy. Those who want to be in power in this government or enjoy promised perks move heaven and earth to prevent an independent investigation of the alleged but with ‘credible evidence’ war crimes.

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      Saro

      Racists are racists are racists, there is no way one can identify who is better racist or worst racist.

      There could be a benevolent racist, I am yet to see one.

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        Like, Rose is a Flower is a Rose. – Shakespuyaraya

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    Percy Jilmart
    I dont know who Hudson is and I dont care, but if you know him please educate him. Sinhala Catholics and Sinhala Christians Are ALL CHRISTIANS.
    All follow the teachings of the same Lord.

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      @ essie
      Hudson Samarasinghe is the stooge appointed by MR as the SLBC chairman.
      Around five days a week he conducts a programme called “Dasa Desin 7ta” from 7.15 am to around 8.45, praising the RajaPoxsas, bad mouthing Ranil and the UNP, spreading racism and distorting international news…giveing it his own biased twist. If you understand Sinhala, take some time to listen to him.

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    Bandaranayakes Vs Rajapaksee on racism is comparing dog sh1t and cat sh1t to figure out Which one is more smellier.

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    “He also brought the Tamil language bill at the same time… – CBK.”

    In addition to Native Vedda’s comments, one cannot forget how CBK’s mom had acted when Dudley’s Govt. brought a simple legislation to give teeth to the Tamil Language Bill already enacted by SWRD. She headed the ‘Dudleyge bade masala vade’ protest that ultimately led to the death of a Buddhist monk in police shooting at Kollupitya.

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      A. Sellathurai

      In addition to your comment, when 13th Amendment was introduced Mrs Banda not only rejected it vigorously campaigned against it.

      Devolution and democratisation process were opposed by both leading parties in equal measures.

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        They are both majoritarian parties if they don’t like the word racist: Democracy and majoritarianism are different things!

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        LTTE, UNP and Tamil parties also opposed the 13th Amendment. Why?

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    The SLFP today is not the same as the SLFP of the sixties, when it had a substantial number of progressive thinking MP’s. It is now infiltrated by all and sundries. SWRD is definitely not a racist. It is a shame that he was assasinated at the time he was about to legislate and implement a workable policy on the Tamil National Question to the satisfaction of Tamil leaders. He was probably the only leader who could have convinced the Sinhala people that his proposals were just and fair. The fact that our leaders failed to understand this and decided to flirt with the UNP is a historical trajedy for the Tamil people.

    Today another opportunity has come up with the election of Wigneswaran and other moderates to the Northern Provincial Council for the government (enjoying popular support from the South)to pave the way for resolving this issue and get on with the development of our country without any more wars. We owe this to the people of this country.

    Sooriasegaram

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    Well, what a pathetic attempt by Chandrika to whitewash her father SWRD’s image!!!

    Just one out of 27 questions I have: Why did SWRD go to the balcony of his home, and physically tear up the Banda-Chelva Agreement in front of the most racist, violent and sub-human bhikkus in the whole world, the Sinhala Buddhist bhikkus and theros?

    And now, what a hillarious joke: Chandrika, GOSL, India and some western policy makers want the Tamils to “re-concile” with the Sinhala Buddhist nation! After how many days will the next pact be torn up, by the Rajapaksa family who are the children of SWRD’s Sinhala Only (in 24 hours!!!) revolution!!! And Shri Lankas Supreme Kangaroo Court, will obediently rubber stamp in an instant, whatever the Rajapaksa family puts in front of them.

    Not even the pathetic G.L.Peiris and all the Sinhala intellectuals (mainly half-baked ones. The Tamils also have half-baked ones) together, will be able to whitewash SWRD, and now the Rajapaksa family & current GOSL.

    There is so much I can write here about SWRD, and Chandrika who married a person Vijaya, whom Mrs. Banda regarded (and bitterly opposed the wedding) as low caste Sinhalese!!! . But, I don’t have any incentive to educate the Sinhala Nation about such matters right now. My time will be better spent on preparing a little bit more material for the int’l war crimes investigations on both the Sinhala Buddhist GOSL and LTTE.

    The Sinhala Buddhists, who are now nearly all swabasha educated (many thanks to SWRD), will be in for a terrible shock, when the int’l war crimes investigations show that the GOSL committed at least 5 times more war crimes than the LTTE.

    For some very relevant issues such as SWRD’s Sinhala Only (in 24 hours!!!) act, please refer to 3 seperate comments I have made in the item,

    “Time To Press The Reset Button” by Dharisha Bastians.

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/time-to-press-the-reset-button/

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      Vettivelu Yogeswaran, I wish you talk about the war crimes of tamils on sinhalese and muslims. You talk like an angel but shit like a dog.

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      Why did your beloved UNP opposed it and JRJ got a ride on elephant to Kandy?

      Amirthalingam publicly refused TAMIL as court language in 1972. Dont you know it?

      If your Tamil champions dont need any status for Tamil, why should others bother?

      Why are you using the name of a person killed by LTTE?

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    Her mother and father were the devils advocates in bringing upon fundamentalism and terrorism, her mother was the wicked witch who did not want to give equal opportunities to the tamil students, she only wanted Sinhala students to go to universities hence the standardization which was the root cause for the rearing of the ugly head of terrorism, both parents were the causes of extremisim and fundamentalism by not giving humans the right to equality, humanism, education etc, what happened after Banda died his grave was struck by lightening and many people in the Veyangoda / Attanagala area will vouch for this calamity which was real and true. As they both did not rule this country with justice, equality and human dignity wonder they must be in hellish place now for the atrocities committed to innocent in Sri Lanka starting with the Sinhala only and the 1956 riots where many innocents were masaccared in broad daylight. Now the children are trying to turn the clock which cannot be achieved after the inhuman disaster caused by these 2 evil parents.

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    One single family and its progeny, continuously made blunders into the 21st century. Not a single member of the Banda family when the power was in their hands did a service to the totality of the Sri Lankan identity of all races.

    As the last Banda progeny, Chandrika gifted us the worst disaster “Rajapakses” to the already burdened Sri Lankan society of the Greatest Racist regime and rulers.

    The Sinhala Buddhist racists are one of the oldest racist system older than the Nazis and still prevalent in adding Crimes Against Humanity into the 21st century.

    I think the natural law of the universe will deliver its ultimate punishment in a very short period of times like The Pharaohs of Egypt, The Romans, Genghis Khans, Nazis got in the end.

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    Shut your face madam….you are a load of crap !

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    Madame Chandrika, you are absolutely right. We know even you, for sure,are not a communalist or racist person…………but we cannot say that anymore with the SLFP with President’s brother – the capital ‘G’ manipulating the SLFP……………..now it is just a branch of BBS! This is the truth whether readers accept it or not! Shame for the entire country, right thinking Buddhist Sinhala majority population and respectable Maha Sangha. Just listen to the language the BBS chief is using, even a Mariyakade IRC will not use!

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    Some brief comments from me about the one made by: Saro, September 28, 2013, 6:15 am

    SWRD was a racist. Saro should investigate and find out for herself.

    Now I anticipate that swabasha educated Sinhalese will start writing nonsense. Gota’s uneducated Sinhalese (on his payroll) who write comments in CT will also write nonsense. (Leela/Sumanasekera, Jim Softy, Fathima and other nonentities who write under multiple names). I don’t care.

    Now, let me state that I feel that just one of Velupillai Prabhakaran’s qualities was being a Tamil racist.

    Saro also puts too much faith in Chandrika. Even if Chandrika comes in to power, she will never implement a good long term solution.

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    I would like to add a little more to the comment I made at: September 28, 2013, 11:14 pm

    The Tamils in the North & East have suffered a lot. (I also sympathise with the decent Sinhala and Muslim civilians who suffered because of specific acts of terrorism by LTTE).

    But, now the Northern Tamils have just voted to indicate that political rights and a political solution are more important to them than the Rajapaksa sponsered “infrastructure development” gimicks. These gimicks are also a very childish way of trying to cover up war crimes, and postpone war crimes investigations.

    My rough guess is that nearly all these new infrastructure are needed to keep up with those in the Sinhala south. Also, it was the various Sinhala Buddhist governments since 1948 who neglected the Tamil areas, and most importantly, they destroyed about 80% of existing infrastructure. So, it is they who have to rebuild basic infrastructure!

    Also, the new infrastructure is being built partly for the mainly murderous Sinhala Buddhist soldiers, war criminals and families, and other illegal squatters. Ordinary and decent Sinhalese are welcome to conduct business or buy property out of their own private funds, in the North & East!

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    Dear Hon.CBK,
    you are the only one at this moment to take control of the counrty as a United and One nation.
    We all should be Like Singaporian We all must adopt to call as Sri lankans. not as F***** Tamils , F***** Sinhales ,
    F***** Muslims , Or F****** Christians. to develope and go forward as a Nations we should be Sri Lankans, These Idiots dont understand or deleberately thinking in a racsist way.
    No one should allow these damn BBS, JHU, RB. these is all about cheap politics by Rajapassas family to hold the power thats all.
    See what happend to SF. He is nothing now. just after the war Rajapassas told the world Best Army commander on earth. after while he became useless.

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    The “Tamil” problem became a political cricket in Sri lanka. No one including Tamil politicians dont like to solve it because it is a political “Capital”.

    Now C.V.W in the North and Mahinda in the South will solve it for ever!

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    your family is the root to the problems in the country.you father who created this serious matter in order to obtain votes to become a prime minister that time.when he realized that mistake his did this agreement and created more and serious problems to entire nation.when you were holding the presidency tow terms,you also ready to do any thinks to keep the power and never acted the best interest of the country.people are not interesting your rubbish and just enjoys your rest of time using cheated poor people money after selling many public property well below to your family friend and some foreigners who paid to you big money.

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    This is my reply to the comment by Agnos at: September 29, 2013, 3:15 am

    Hi Agnos,

    First, I don’t understand what you mean by “So what is your end goal?”. I don’t have an end goal for my political activism.

    Matters in SL are definitely NOT “pretty simple”. Now, you state “It is pretty simple”. No it is not that simple!

    Experience since 1948, will tell you that it is not worth one bit, to hope that one particular Sinhala leader will deliver the basic political demands of the Tamil people. Just because all (or some) those Sinhalese leaders in your list appear to be more racist than Chandrika, it does not mean that Tamils should strongly back her or stupidly work to get her elected! Why have any expectations about her?

    The highest priority for N&E Tamils is to look after themselves, and get help from the diaspora, UN, NGOs, the West to rebuild their lives, homes and economy. The recent Sept 21 elections show that the N&E Tamils are a determined lot. I am confident that the N&E Tamils will not in their minds, place their hopes on ANY Sinhala president. The Tamil diaspora should listen to the wishes of the N&E Tamils, and not the other way round!

    Chandrika MAY become the next president. (Ranil may have a certain chance if SL politics changes drastically.) It is delusional to think that she or even Ranil, will deliver to the Tamils. The always have the well used excuse: I personally want to, but the hardliners in my party will not allow it! (Even though they occupy the super powerful executive presidency. It was the same with the PMs before 1978.)

    But, looking at Chandrika’s past performance, you for some reason WANT TO overlook her past record. Neelan Tiruchelvam claimed that he had a very good working relationship with her. He also claimed that she was a childhood friend in their upper class Rosmead Place/Colombo 7 social group! (Remember, they lived down the same street, in close proximity. I wonder if you have visited Rosmead place and adjoining streets, and found out the names and houses of some of families who had ancesteral homes there).

    Please search for the Tamil magazine, Hot Springs, cover photo, published a few weeks after Neelan’s death. Neelan, was accompanied by his wife Sithie, and they were being greeted by Chandrika as they entered her presidential office.

    A few minutes ago, a knowledgable friend of mine told me about Prof.A.J.Wilson’s comments on Neelan’s death!

    Prof. A.J.Wilson (very close family friend of both Neelan and his father!) wrote: “The outside cover picture was a telling illustration of abject genuflection.”

    Here is the relevant URL:

    http://tamilnation.co/hundredtamils/wilson.htm

    (To CT editor: these URLs are absolutely necessary to back my claims. Please DO NOT censor them.)

    Here is another URL about Neelan Tiruchelvam, who worshipped Chandrika’s feet:

    http://www.sangam.org/2007/08/Tightrope.php?print=true

    I don’t sit around “imagining” how the western policy makers work. I have met some key policymakers. In addition, I speak at length with all my Tamil friends/contacts about their meetings with western policymakers.

    Like everyone else, I cannot predict outcomes, a given number of years from today!

    You need to do a whole of investigation, and consult other Tamil activists to find out what the West has been planning for Mahinda, during the past 3 years or so.

    The West has invested time and effort, passing UN resolutions, lobbying many nations and interacting with SL leaders.

    We don’t have to wait until the day, the West,UN or some other int’l body files charges against Rajapaksa. The West, UN, NGOs, media like Channel 4, only have to keep releasing a steady stream of war crimes evidence into the public domain. This WILL DESTABILIZE THE GOSL.

    After Navi Pillay’s term ends, she will continue to work against the GOSL. She is a very principled HR defender. To make matters worse, the Sinhala Buddhist leaders, media and masses have publicly insulted and slandered her, in typical Sinhala Buddhist frog in the well, isolated small islander fashion!

    Others like Gordon Weiss, Frances Harrison have done most of their groundwork. They only need to give media interviews and release new evidence every 6 to 9 months or so! Are you imagining that they will NOT do so?

    Are you also imagining that AI, HRW, ICJ etc are going to let Rajapaksa off the hook?

    I look forward to replies from all other CT readers, except Gota’s paid workers!

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      First you tell the number of deaths of LTTE! Then Weiss or others can bark on Mahinda!

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    SLFP is a racist party,your father did the younger gerneration isolated from westan countries, JR is a communal person his gartefather is not a sinhalese. ms banda is uneducated sacist politicians, ms chandraka also rascin, you came to politics earn money for the family, childran educated in foreign countries, in srilanka your childran study in oversees school, you are the worst president in srilanka, you came to mr Gamni fonseka house in ja ela. to support the election and told him you will make him became a speaker. but you cheated, mahajraja spent money on election you cheated in business, you are a lier. srilanka need aeducated ,intergrity,honest, consencs person to became leader of the country, back ground checking of his personal live, in criminal records. srilankan educated people are lession the uneducated politicians, it is a big JOKE.

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