15 November, 2018

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Smash Racists On The Streets

By Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

A deputy minister appointed on 9 September is widely believed to be connected to the heroin trade. He has not been convicted in a court, hence entitled to his rights, but what government disinclined to suicide appoints such people to ministerial positions? Another is said to have imported ethanol for moonshine; thugs and crooks are alleged to be dime a dozen. Ali Baba was not the only one with forty associates of disreputable genre! What will be the state of mind of the police, law and order personnel, and the courts, faced with this surrender by president, prime minister and their confidants (CBK, UNP bigwigs, SLFP flotsam)? There were bad eggs the previous week as well; the foul-mouthed thug who ruined higher education is now “empowering” something or the other, there is a bookie in the House and someone made billions from petroleum. Are slots reserved for deadly-Dougie and debauched-Thonda?

This is neither a National Government nor a Coalition; it is a Freeloaders’ Jamboree. Take one topic; the overlapping areas of finance, economy and development, and enumerate the Cabinet, State (SM) and Deputy (DM) Ministerial line up at the feeding trough : Policy & Economic Affairs (PM), Finance (Ravi), Industries & Commerce (Bathiudeen), Public Enterprises (Hashim), Primary Industries (Gamage), Megapolis (Champika), Southern Development (Sagala Ratnayake), Finance-SM (LY Abeywardena), State Enterprises-DM (Eran), Rural Economy-DM (Ameer Ali), Policy & Economic Affairs-SM (Niroshan Perera), International Trade-SM (Senasinghe), Megapolis-DM (Alagiyawanna), Industries & Commerce-SM (Chamkipa Premadasa). Phew, fourteen feasting at a public funded trough! Worse, the boneheads will be stepping on each other’s toes. Ranil, Ravi, Champika and Eran should send the other ten on two-year all expenses paid furlough and get on with the job free of vexatious interferences. It’s the same in integration & reconciliation, education & training and elsewhere.

Notwithstanding this initial outburst of spleen my purpose today is not to vent outrage. Colombo Telegraph readers hear nothing else these days but complaints of infidelity to election promises and bewilderment at the multitude of moral lepers in ministerial office. So I have changed track; I intend to take the reasons given by S&R and followers at face value and explain on their own terms why their strategy will fail.

What reason do they give?

You won’t find it in official pronouncements or speeches, but it’s one of those things that can justifiably be called ‘As everyone knows’. It is no secret that there are two reasons for including slime balls among the 90 Freeloaders. First, it is said that the threat of Mahinda Rajapaksa (MR) resurgence has to be scuttled (MR goons speak of a return to power in two years) and the way to defuse it is to buy out blackguards with juicy ministerial plums. The second peril is that MR’s counterattack, when it comes, will be racist inflaming of passions; burn baby, burn! Purchased slime balls, it is argued, can be kept leashed if communal excesses erupt

This is not an exaggerated assessment of what may happen when; (a) the economy turns down in the short-term and the screws are tightened – the balance of payments and the rupee are already much distressed; (b) domestic investigation of war-crimes follows the damning UNHRC Report; and (c) a new constitution offers lightly buttered crumbs to the Tamils. These three red-flags will be waved and racist bulls goaded on by the Wimal-Udaya-Dinesh-vasu (WUDU) djinn-quartet. Racial violence is a worst-case, but it is a credible scenario. Then ladylike tea-parties are no answer; lines must be crossed, alliances made and loins girded. I have no problem with that and I won’t waste effort fiddling good-governance harmonies if Rome is about to catch fire. Now you may well ask: “So you agree that the emerging scenario could be exceptionally dangerous, you also agree that in this case exceptional measures are justified, so what’s your problem?” That’s the numb: These particular “exceptional measures” adopted by the government won’t work, they are the wrong ones, the exercise will boomerang. Not compromise, it is confrontation that can defeat treacherous politicos and disperse fascist mobs.

Concessions to Ali Baba’s forty+ crooks and peddlers will fail. The dirt is angering the public (listen to Sobitha Hamuduruwo or the Asgiriya Mahanayake) and it is pushing ordinary folk back into MR’s fold. “What’s the difference?” people ask. Secondly, playing with fire is a gift to MR. S&R are blind not to see that this fifth-column will mine the ship, set off the explosives and sail back home to MR waters when opportunity is ripe. A national government put together to develop and heal is one thing; a den of self-seeking vipers is another. To summarise, there are tough challenges ahead, my (a) to (c); one needs strength to address them. But the way S&R have set about it will disillusion and drive people away and expose the government to a lethal undercut at its weakest moment. Let me remind you, I said my case would not be moral, but refutation of the strategy on pragmatic grounds.

The end-game of racism

This country, at the moment, is at a conjuncture where with the right approach (I have in mind not only R&S but also TNA, JVP and democratic and left civil-society, the most important of the four) it can inflict a crushing defeat on racism and proto-fascism. It can be a permanent rout which will invert the hegemony of race politics of the last six decades and crush the proto-fascism of the last ten years. The time has come when we can make racism suffer a Waterloo from which it will not recover. We can! But will we? That depends on leadership, strategy and perspicacity.

Why is there a possibility that Lanka has turned a corner; to be precise, has the potential to turn? Racism has run its course; consciousness has advanced a few steps; my evidence is that fewer Sinhalese buy the ‘Tiger behind every bush’ fairytale, more pluralism is evident, and it seems to be more difficult to whip up a race mob – the anti-Muslim riots fizzled out despite Gota; even the JVP intervened against it, a sign of the times. On the Tamil side the rejection of Wigneswaran-Gajan primitivism in August is a signal event. A much larger signal was 8 January and 17 August though President Sirisena still promotes army commanders accused of excesses in the closing stages of the war.

A factor that expedited change was the end of the war and elimination of the LTTE. Pro-LTTErs note; I am not passing judgement on the LTTE; I have my oft stated views, but it’s another matter. What I am asserting is the bland fact that the end of the LTTE wrought changes in the Sinhalese psyche. To put it another way, most Sinhalese are no longer deluded that the TNA wants to divide the country, the LTTE is biding its time to rise again, or India is sharpening a scalpel to amputate Lanka. Educated Sinhalese say: “Those silly village buggers, or backward locals etc think such and such – ha, ha, haa”. (The speakers themselves of course were no different a few years ago!). I am driving the point that there has been some relaxation of long held prejudices. All who fought long and hard on the ideological front can take credit.

The bigger background is a transformation of the world. Globalisation, technology, thousands of kids studying for all sorts of external diplomas and degrees, the Internet, easier travel, Middle East and diaspora money; in a thousand ways the world has shrunk. The minds of the local petty bourgeoisie, the aspirations of the middle classes, and the expectations of the new working class which outnumbers the old working class, have occupied new spaces. It is now a little more difficult to incite race violence because it goes against this grain. Nothing can be ruled out given MR and WUDU incitement, but the influence of racism and the highhandedness of military seem to have abated to a degree. I am cautious in making these assessments; let’s see how the domestic war-crimes inquiry and devolution in constitution making progress before getting more excited.

Racism has two roots, material-social self-interest and deep psychological ids in group-collective minds. The former is easy to understand; business competition, advancement at the workplace, personal jealousy – “The boy next door was admitted to university my son was not, damn those cliquey examiners who doctored the marks”. This material side of racism has eroded to a degree in the ways I described.

The other root is deep-buried pathological irrationality in mass mentality. For example there is no other way to describe the killing, torture and sexual violence precipitated on Tamil civilians by the Sinhalese Army at the end of the war (see Channel 4 “Sri Lanka Search for Justice” and the UNHRC Report*). Primitive crowed-psychology is better understood in anthropological than dry logical categories of coherent discourse. This is even truer of religious extremism (ISIS for example) which seeks justification in ancient texts, sanction in traditional social practices and sanctification in the divine.

Some of this irrational obscurantism will never disappear. If it does not entail hegemony, intolerance, and oppression of others, just shrug your shoulders and let it pass as endemic to the human condition. But a residue of this dross is grouping itself into a MR phalanx and WUDU djinn-band intending to act. It has to be opposed and defeated as I was at pains to point out last week (13 September). There I emphasised the importance of confrontation and added that I had scant faith that R&S would face the goons head-on.

However I do concede some government leaders have numbers; obviously Ravi Karunanayake, also maybe Ranjan Ramanayake, Harin Fernando, Rajitha, Duminda Dissanayaka, Arjuna and others. If they have guts this is their chance. If goons and djinn-bands spill on to the streets, civil society will take the lead and the small left parties are solid; the JVP, maybe? Confrontation in public, unrelenting prosecution of crooks and killers in courts; that’s the way to go. Namby-pamby coalitions and compromises have led the public to fear a hidden agenda to let crooks and killers off the hook. Mollycoddling racists is a blunder; they must be resisted and if they incite violence, directly subdued by mass mobilisation.

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    Yes. Racists should be reduced to smithereens at sight.

    As for deadly-Dougie and debauchee-Thonda, not even the grave will open its gates.

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      Kumar David,

      Centre For Prosecution And Prevention Of Genocide Calls For International Tribunal.

      Are they also to be dumped with ‘Wigneswaran-Gajan primitivism’ according to your shallow opportunistic thinking?

      Come on, get real and accept the truth of genocide of Tamils in Sri Lankan war.

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      Brilliant analysis my friend Kumar!

      You are asking Ranil and Sirisena to lead from the front – educate the masses against racism and corruption, but sadly due to the corrupt political culture that both Ranil and Sirisena are steeped in and products of this will not happen. Sirisena leads from behind – back stabbing his way repeatedly and Ranil’s style is palace politics in the Diyawenna Parliament. Of course, you are right that this leaves the field open to CIVIL SOCIETY LEADERSHIP and others to lead the way. Let us hope JVP’s Anura Kumara stays the course.

      One other caveat, it is corrupt politicians who repeatedly USE RACISM to DIVIDE, DISTRACT and RULE uneducated masses. Politicians play the race card to win elections by DISTRACTING voters and giving them a false sense of National belonging..

      Racism in political discourse is a distraction from the corruption and impunity that politicians who are the worst law breakers per capita in Sri Lanka enjoy with the CURRENT ROTTEN POLITICAL CULTURE. In other words, the rotten political culture is the root cause of racism in Sri Lanka.

      In the final analysis, the rotten political culture and the rotten politicains are the bigger problem and civil society should not get all distracted with a NEW CONSTITUTION building process.
      Even the most perfect Constitution will not work when the POLITICIANS and Political parties ARE CORRUPT. Of course, there needs to be a chapter in the New Constitution about good governance within political parties.
      So, the key is to focus on POLITICAL EDUCATION of the voters in Sri Lanka to END CORRUPTION and get rid of corrupt politicians in order to ending racism in Lanka.

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      Prof. Kumar David

      RE: Smash Racists On The Streets

      “So I have changed track; I intend to take the reasons given by S&R and followers at face value and explain on their own terms why their strategy will fail.”

      “You won’t find it in official pronouncements or speeches, but it’s one of those things that can justifiably be called ‘As everyone knows’. It is no secret that there are two reasons for including slime balls among the 90 Freeloaders. First, it is said that the threat of Mahinda Rajapaksa (MR) resurgence has to be scuttled (MR goons speak of a return to power in two years) and the way to defuse it is to buy out blackguards with juicy ministerial plums. The second peril is that MR’s counterattack, when it comes, will be racist inflaming of passions; burn baby, burn! Purchased slime balls, it is argued, can be kept leashed if communal excesses erupt”

      This is a good decent strategy. Separate Mahinda from his cronies.

      After the invasion pf Iraq by the US, and toppling Saddam, and executing him, and during that period, the Bath Party members were systematically purged, and they joined forces with Al Queda and Later with ISIS and the Baathist in Syria, that morphed into ISIS.

      Do separating and weakening Mahinda and trhe racists, will now have less appeal.

      Why not just hang Mahinda and few of of his cronies, like the Americans did with Saddam, but keep the majority of the Bathists, Mahinda Cronies in place.

      Mahinda has committed enough criminal activities to hang him several times over.

      PS.

      Please Put posters stating based on DNA Evidence, Para-Sinhala, Para-Tamils (Para-Demala) and Others are all Paras, in the Land of Native Veddahh Aethho.

      Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

      Journal of Human Genetics (2014) 59, 28–36; doi:10.1038/jhg.2013.112; published online 7 November 2013

      Both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

      http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html

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    The government at present is no doubt saddled with or rather overloaded with crooks and criminals. That may have been needed for the stability of the government. But it is very necessary that the good guys are in control and the good guys should keep the crooks and criminals on leash! Suppose the good guys get overwhelmed by the bad guys with the support of elements in the opposition? Then it will be disaster for the whole country!

    So, this is the moment for all the good guys and all those who are for the positive sides of the outcome of the elections on January 8th and August 17th should get together and March forward for the progress of the country!

    The fact that Rajitha Senaratne has mentioned about dragging even the corrupt fraud steers of the previous government before the Special Hybrid Court is a positive sign. Let us have more of it!

    Sengodan. M

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      go and see some more movies of good guys and bad guys.forgotten the ugly guys?
      recommend you see clint eastwood good,the bad and the ugly.

      To find good guys in our parliament we will have to go to a haystack to look for a needle.we can make ranjan the good guy just to make the movie,ask him to chew a cigar like clint and wear a cloak and shoot the bastards one by one.

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    “it is a Freeloaders”

    Perfect unabashed freeloaders ( no patent right for `common candidate`it was hijacked by the buggered baldies- Sinhalese Muslim combo who vote with passion not logic which is for stupid Tamils and dictators.
    Its what they learnt from Elizabethan England- confidence, the shape shape buggers.

    You can never change the attitude of the people (can the french be like the English? NO)- passion the easy way out by ticking boxes and pocketing cash.

    Psychoanalyists often cure mental patients by making them review their past and see life objectively. Perhaps if mankind will think more of their past, they would also have a better mastery over themselves.
    Sri Lanka only a total revolution or war (hope Donald Trump wins) would bring change

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      Walt:-
      “Psychoanalyists often cure mental patients by making them review their past and see life objectively.”

      Bring on the Psychiatrists to the Sri Lankan Parliament!

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      Donald Trump? He has no real chance to become President. All his
      noise is just during the primaries, but eventually it will be Hillary vs Jeb Bush. Until then,enjoy Trump’s tantrums.

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    These are political tactics to stay in power. If the rogues and agitators left out , they are prone to or a good chance to plot against the government with the master con artist.

    This is a tactical game the government is playing. When their footing is stronger they will drop the unsavoury characters.
    To rid racism from the country the government should be strong and focussed. If they can prove their style of ruling is serious and PROVE THEIR WORTHINESS ,THEN THEY CAN DEFINITELY WIN THE HEARTS OF THE MAJORITY.
    The result will be a win win situation. That is what the decent voters expects from them.

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    Percipient K D has grasped many a reality. From independence, Ceylon had plain sailing till ’56. SWRD’s tactic was to take the wind off the leftist sails, when the latter showed signs of traction. From bus takeover to many others. Srima true to her word consummated ‘My husband’s policies’. All pillars which had capitalist features were taken over for demolition through incapacity and inefficiency. The Left shorn of wind ran aground in 1977.

    JR & RP had a state in tatters and ridiculous insurgencies to contain in their capitalist interregnum. Chandrika had no more pillars to demolish. Her successor MR had everything of value to destroy. He set about on Lanka like the Vandals on Rome.

    Destroying the destroyer’s myth and glory is the first task of the new regime. Before smashing racists, the dramatis personae of the previous regime have to be debunked. The fraternal pillars and the lesser minions have to be destroyed the way Bandaranaikes demolished the capitalist pillars.

    M & R have shown no appetite for this urgent priority.

    For this reason the dire scene foreseen by KD may come about in a limited way. Only spilling of blood will interdict the path.

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    One way to diminish the influence of the WUDU (Voodoo) clan would be to process the charges against W and put him away (surely there is enough evidence for this?) and then speed up the legal procedures to put away other ‘important’ characters who are clearly criminals.

    This would gratify the millions who voted for Yahapalanaya to see what they wanted to happen finally come to pass.

    However, with the decision of the AG regarding Avant Garde, one wonders what is really going on!!!!

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    Kumar David,

    What do you say to the following expressed by Sam Rajappa on 20 sept 20015 in an article titled: “Skeletons in Sri Lanka’s closet safe for now” – in the Week Leader?

    “Although the OISL avoided the word ‘genocide,’ what happened at Mullivaikaal at the closing stages of the Eelam war where about 300,000 Tamils were huddled together and more than 40,000 of them were killed was nothing but genocide.

    According to the UN, “any of the following acts committed with intention to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group as such; killing members of the group, causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group, deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part, imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group, and forcibly transferring children of the group to another group,” constitute genocide.

    By this yardstick the treatment meted out to the Tamils in Sri Lanka is nothing but genocide. It was not a mere civil war but a war against its own people. It is true the LTTE pursuing a separatist movement in the Northern and the Eastern Provinces was killing countless innocent people but the government forces had ensured that it was wiped out completely.

    Historically, the Tamil and the Sinhalese regions had been distinctively separate and autonomous. It was the British colonial rule that brought the two regions as a single nation called Ceylon.”

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    The UNHCR report and the evolving dreaft resolution are bringing out the termites from the woodwork and the demons from their dark caves. This is the moment to terminate and exorcise them. Prof. Kumar David is absolutely right. This is also the moment for this government to show its mettle and the majority among the citizens to stand uo for what is right.

    It is also important for the Sinhala and Tamil press to translate and serialise the full report of the UNHCR. Many are commenting . condemning and praising without reading the full report. The rabble rousers should be countered and stood upto and the star gazers appraised of realistic possibilities in terms of outcomes.

    Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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    The UNHCR report and the evolving draft resolution are bringing out the termites from the woodwork and the demons from their dark caves. This is the moment to terminate and exorcise them. Prof. Kumar David is absolutely right. This is also the moment for this government to show its mettle and the majority among the citizens to stand uo for what is right.

    It is also important for the Sinhala and Tamil press to translate and serialise the full report of the UNHCR. Many are commenting . condemning and praising without reading the full report. The rabble rousers should be countered and stood upto and the star gazers appraised of realistic possibilities in terms of outcomes.

    Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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    “This is neither a National Government nor a Coalition; it is a Freeloaders’ Jamboree”

    There is still hope. It is still not too early to plan for yr 2020 elections and let the politicians know that the voting population will not tolerate such wheeler-dealers. Or will it?

    It is not too early for civil society to start campaigning for educated, civilized candidate from both parties, right now.

    Let’s have a real cleanup instead of a public relations hype – not to say lying by the parties.

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    What a dissective analysis. Excellent. Thank you Dr.Kumar David. This made me to recollect the pre 1956 and pre 1965 eras of the leftist movements in Sri Lanka.

    I sincerely hope the CT will post a Singhala translation as soon as possible so that the message reach
    as many Sri Lankans as possible. I also urge the Tamil media to do a Tamil translation as soon as possible and post it and also include their print editions.

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    If so we have to smash all the Sri Lankans except you?

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    This is why Plato said that ‘politics is the last refuge of scoundrels’.

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    Dear Mr. Kumar David

    I feel there is much misunderstanding on nationalism, anti- separatism and the role of democracy.

    Tony Blair, in his speech “You Can Pursue Reconciliation In Sri Lanka Doing Two Things”

    “What we had to understand in the Northern Ireland situation and the first thing we did, was to create the circumstances in which the violence stopped. This was not easy, but it was absolutely essential, if not we would not be in the position we are today.”

    I cannot agree more with this. The extremists on both sides must be made to meet face to face and promise each other and the country that they will not resort to violence. Ironically, the political wheeler dealings, intimidation and political influence make violence unnecessary, which is not to say this is good. I believe the hard core anti-separatist element can be appealed to on the basis of their humanity, to make this promise, the promise on non-violence.

    However one must not confuse the democratic right, and indeed a human right of opinion, to hold the view that this country should not be federalized. Once you start prohibiting points of view, you move away from democracy. I see the trend, however, to a partitioned Sri Lanka, sadly so, but not as tragic as war. I have to accept whatever democratic process leads us, whatever wilderness is leads us to. Perhaps there will be a democratic process towards re-unification later.

    The best than can be said is for anti-separatists and the like to seek non violent measures to further their cause. Expressing extreme views in public debate is a necessity of democracy and not a luxury. Suppressing dissent is not the way, the only way is to make peace with old enemies, and be committed to a purely political solution to political problems.

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    This Santa Clause look-a-like vulgarity spent his entire life justifying LTTE fascism.

    He would say “we know they are bad – but they are our boys”!!

    Then I see the title and I am in shock! This problem seems to permeate right across this donkey culture for some reason.

    Can this fool ever wrap his head around a concept called Hypocrisy?

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    A pretty good analysis. There may be errors, misconceptions etc. in this analysis but it is the type of thing that is expected from intellectuals like AKD – not the stuff that people like DJ doles out for popular consumption.

    I would like to add one thing about the popularity that MR still enjoys unlike other defeated leaders in the past – The gratitude of Southerners. A Southerner generally remembers a favor done to him to the end of his life and hates double crossers. Why is SF forgotten by them in all this? He too is a Southerner. My theory is that people had to select one of them at the end of the war and they selected the winner MR. Everyone loves a winner and the winner takes it all while the loser is standing tall.

    We all hope and pray what AKD said, “ Racism has run its course” is true. That is the on ething we need for progress.

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    The National Govt:/coalition comprises the Cow-Boys[Ranil,Kiriella,Ravi,etc etc etc.and Crooks[Heroin,Ethanol etc etc etc].
    In all probability,the Cowboys Vs Crooks battle will reach Zenith in about 2yrs.
    If this spills over,the Street-fighter MaRa will grab the ball,workout the threequarter line and push for a touch down! The only way to prevent this and smash the Racists is to tackle him,straightaway,when the scrumhalf passes the Ball to him!

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    It is open to doub how or what the Bandaranaikes do anything sufficient to demolish capitalist pillars,
    But one thing is true, and that is as global markets expand, developing countries where the last remaining embers of democratic governance risk getting diffused the prospect for widening ethnic conflict still remain a risk.
    The task is to see that process does not become ugly and violent.
    It is a matter for informed public opinion in SL to be vigilant in the context of the horse trading which is now taking place in the name of Yahapalanaya which is only a slight variation of Mahinda Chintanaya.

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    Kumar David,

    “Notwithstanding this initial outburst of spleen my purpose today is not to vent outrage. Colombo Telegraph readers hear nothing else these days but complaints of infidelity to election promises and bewilderment at the multitude of moral lepers in ministerial office. So I have changed track; I intend to take the reasons given by S&R and followers at face value and explain on their own terms why their strategy will fail.”

    Thank you for your excellent article.

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    It will be bloody damn hard …Isn’t it Doc?.

    Especially when there are 5.8 Million of them..

    And the smashers have to be picked from the same brave soldiers who liberated the Nation,from Tamil Terrorists and whom our lovely Mangalan has agreed to hand over to Cameron, Harper , Solheim and Bedouin Zeid for punishment……

    Good look to all the Toiyas who are under Batalanada Ranil , and Mangalan..

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      Racist Sumanasekeram has popped his ugly head again. This fiend has categorized the entire Tamil community as racists. Wow!! Can anyone find this waspish scoundrel and give him a good thrashing? What a sleazeball.

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        T from Scarborough..

        You would have done that, if you had the chance like you did to David in Toronto….

        Hope David gets some compo from Tamil Terrorist supporters , when Mangalan adopts US , Cameron resolution and start paying compensation to the LTTE widows,and ex cadres.

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      KASmaalam K.A Sumanasekera

      As I told you earlier that I am unfamiliar with Esperanto and be considerate. Please type your comments in Sinhala, Tamil or English.

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        Dear Native,

        Why don’t you drop a line on Free Time to your mate Tamil frpm Scarborough.and ask him to translate to your mother tongue.

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          @KAS, I do not speak your language. You need to find another idiot like you to translate the garbage you write. In your pea sized brain, all you think of is, if I am a Tamil then I am an LTTE supporter. That is how your marbles in your scull jingle. You dumb arse!!!!!!!!

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    ” Smash Racists On The Streets “

    Like in 1983 ? Unfortunately the innocent in Colombo become the victims while the racists who drove the thugs and the criminals into a frenzy by murdering 13 unarmed soldiers in Jaffna paid no price at all. Thank you, we do NOT want a repeat.

    ” Racism has run its course; “

    Unfortunately NOT. It is all too evident in the CT columns as elsewhere. Your appeal to the ‘pro-LTTE’rs is also proof that the LTTE is not dead.

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    In my opinion they need the bad guys, like it or not, to get through much needed reform from this Parliament as quickly as possible . To do that carrots had to be thrown at them . You don’t want to leave things for later because you never know what Mahinda Rajapakse is hatching in the background.
    For example , remember the previous Parliament became rather chaotic and untenable just six months after the January victory of My 3 Sirisena and they were forced to dissolve it and call for fresh elections soon after.

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    How hard for a Sinhala leader to listen to Tamil grievances ? To listen to Tamil grievances, they should first accept that Tamils have grievances. But how many Sinhala leaders have done this so far ? Not a single one ! All these leaders been either trying hard to punish Tamils for asking equal rights or telling Sinhalese that Tamils going to conquer the entire nation. Whenever one Sinhala leader signs a treaty with Tamils, other leaders opposed it, burnt it or at least blocked it by court rule. Therefore, the mindset of so call Sinhala leaders is always “anti-tamils”. This mindset is not something they learned after coming to power. The mindset comes from the society. The society been fed with anti tamil sentiments from their childhood through Ellala – Dutugemunu stories and etc.
    What Tamils asking is simple, they want to live like us, first class citizens in their homeland, North and East . They want us to let them deal with their own issues, especially with land and police. They don’t want a foreign army with unknown language and culture who has a strong history of massacres and rapes on them, in the centre of their houses. It is pretty simple, isn’t it ??

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    Vibushana.

    Are you of all people talking of Vulgarity?
    I dont think you could hold a candle to Kumar David,you pettyfogging racist!

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