18 September, 2019

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Sri Lanka: Cameron Mixes Diplomacy And Strong-Arm Politics

In Sri Lanka’s Tamil north on day one of the Commonwealth conference, David Cameron tells Channel 4 News he wants to focus on the human rights issues that have dogged the run-up to the summit.

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    Powerful images for the very first time from the Tamil side – courtesy of C4 – on the suppression of minority Tamils by the Singhalese majority since independence from Britain in 1948.

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    I think Cameron thinks that he has done enough to impress the tamil voters in UK’s marginal seats to get their votes for Tory candidates. He and the other fellow from foreign office can now start enjoying our rice and curry, and lovely hospitality laid on by the State. Few more days left of their holiday in the Paradize Island, thanks to CHOGM. The Canadian guy must be ccursing his tamil trappers for missing out in the fun in SLK.

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      The uk is not depending on Tamil votes….not now, not ever. So please just stop spouting rubbish. Unless you have something intelligent to write stay away from the keypad…….

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        Are the Tamils in the UK not going to vote in the UK ?????

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    Yesterday i went through the comments on BBC regarding David’s hot air blowing comedy.This bloke is in big trouble back home.Now trying to be a hero in a far away country.This is while partying in Colombo.

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      Max Silva

      “Yesterday i went through the comments on BBC regarding David’s hot air blowing comedy.”

      Which part did you find comical? I too want to laugh at you.

      “This bloke is in big trouble back home.”

      Such as…….?

      “Now trying to be a hero in a far away country.”

      The only country which would allow foreigners to enjoy free Thamasas is this island.

      You incur the costs, let the foreigners have fun.

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    Apparently, Cameron has not visited war victims in Iraq, Afganistan, Libya and elsewhere where Brittain was involved?

    Yes… because there has been no peace nor has those wars ended.

    In Sri Lanka as in CH 4 there are no shortage of actors like thos Negombo hired mourners who cryout loud at funerals.
    hat was missing here was a St. rita’s funeral band in attendance.
    If Seba’s papare band was present, these mourners would have done a Kavadi for David Cameron which could have been infectious too.

    CH 4 pigs are came looking for a suitable sty in Sri Lanka as India denied them showing theirs & end up filming hired mourners.

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    Britain is disappearing from the WORLD’s POLITICAL MAP, and it is struggling to keep the head above water.

    No need to watch, JUST WATCH.

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      JimSofty

      “Britain is disappearing from the WORLD’s POLITICAL MAP, and it is struggling to keep the head above water.”

      That is one reason why Cameron is stepping on your head.

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      Britain is just a lap dog of the US. That’s the role it is assigned by the master. The quicker China and Russia come up against these two bullies the better.

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      Threats by Neocons to Sri Lanka is nothing new. They have banned LTTE as a terrorist organisation but put a blind eye for all its affiliates that were operating in their countries. Neocons jailed one or two gun runners but never touched the true leaders who has now surfaced as HR specialists. When sri Lanka was about to finish the master terrorist, Velu, Billybands came running to save him. When we finished the bastard, they took us to Geneva. But next time, you’ll see 14 new countries lined up there that will back Sri Lanka to the hilt. Cameron’s puswedilla is gone for good.

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        Banda

        Have you finished reading those research papers on Irrigation?

        “Threats by Neocons to Sri Lanka is nothing new”

        Yes I agree, all those neo-cons are in the UPFA and in government.

        They are the new con artists to hold power in the past 10 years.

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    For all the talk of Salman Khurshid and PM Singh, Cameron managed to do in half a day what the other two failed or refused to do in four years. Like a side show and a distraction to the core issue confronting the Tamils of the North, the Indian establishment, and more recently an established pattern of talk by Salman Khurshid, it is becoming increasingly clear that accountability is very rarely figured in their picture and instead the emphasis is on reconciliation and development. Sinister as it looks, the feeling one gets, and that gets stronger and reaffirmed without abatement, is that the Indian establishment is complicit in the crimes committed by the SL regime and has tried to pull the plugs in all possible manner behind the scenes, and sometimes more directly.

    During a recent interview, Salman had mentioned that how much he would have wished that PM Singh to be first PM to visit the North. For a person and an establishment that had the North at its “doorstep”, this must be a tongue-in-cheek statement, much devoid of the soul that would create a greater gaping wound and more of an insult to the Tamils. Coming from a person who had recklessly and shamefully branded the Tamils sentiment for their predicament as practically a political rhetoric, he could not have forgotten so soon that even the suggestion of PM Singh trekking to the North was only a decoy to get the PM to grace the CHOGM. Unfortunately for him, the Tamils had found out, as in all previous occasions, that Salman still has a few tricks in his bag.

    The decision by Cameron to go to Colombo, despite vehement protestations, would be looked at kindly for his forthrightness and now appears to have taken the lead in pressing the SL regime for answers to their dastardly acts. In reminiscing this, it pains and drenches the Tamils wounded hearts as how PM Singh and his administration had treated the Tamils with such hollowness and would it be too much if it can even be branded as “shameful”. In short, PM Singh neither allowed the Tamils to live nor die, that is the torture they have endured, hoping of all hopes that a man of his background and stature had himself to blame for the utterly diminished vision he had earned for sacrificing what he was all about at the altar of convenient and unsavory politics that had, I am sure, has not only stripped him of his conscience but split him right in the middle of his self.

    When Mahinda Rajapaksa told the world that he fought India’s war, a statement never to be refuted even to this day, there cannot be anything left to imagination that the Indian establishment is as murderous as the SL regime. Even as it poured funding and assistance of sorts, it had danced with the SL regime in stifling all possible actions against the regime. That it had tried to showcase its concern by voting twice against the SL regime at the UNHRC has masked the plain truth that it had worked so strenously to water-down the resolutions so much that in a practical sense it becomes so meaningless. And adding insult to injury, the stand taken by India was not out its humanitarian concerns nor was to sincerely reprimand the SL regime. To think that only political compulsions from Tamilnadu had forced it to take such a stand makes it even harder for the Tamils to accept New Delhi (ND) as an honest broker.

    The often taunted speak of Rajiv Gandhi’s murder as the possible antagonistic reaction by ND and the northern mainstream newsmedia essentially holding the entire Tamil population responsible for the dastardly acts of the LTTE has not been lost on the Tamils. One would have thought that the results of the election soon after the murder and even the 2009 election results would have proven that the Tamils were as much against the LTTEs crime as ND. It is only when the truth emerged that ND played a very active part in supporting the SL regime to commit bloody crimes that Tamilnadu became vociferous. Not only that, it has stifled every effort to bring the SL regime to account for its crimes. If the Tamils had believed that the PM’s visit would have meant meaningful changes and would have pulled MR by the collar to resolve the accountability and meaningful reconciliation, surely there would have been wholehearted support for his visit but the way ND had conducted itself in the four years since the end of the war leaves no room for doubt that all he would have done is to pat MR on his back for a CHOGM well-done and made a few statements “encouraging” the regime to “speed-up” on reconciliation – just like a staged drama.How more sorry can one feel at the pathetic statement that how much he wished it could be PM Singh that had gone to the North before Cameron, as if he could not find the map or find his way to Jaffna all these four years. Could one be faulted to believe that the Northern elections would never have happened if not for ND’s game plan to assuage Tamilnadu sentiments?

    History will remember that the name of Congress had become a dirty word in Tamilnadu and that it had lost its footprint in TN because of Salman KHurshid and his visit to CHOGM. His rhetoric of prevailing national interests at the expense of genuine Tamil sentiments for the bloody murders and crimes committed by a regime that has become comfortable to a world with support such as this will become telling when electoral reality bites.

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    what is he up to?

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    What more Evidence the World Body needs to hang this War Criminal and his Siblings, just the same way, VP was rid off, for Peace to dawn on this country.

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      gamini

      VP was given a white Dravidian Tamil suite was asked to have a bath if he really wanted to get out of the sewer. VP still wanted the suite but refused to get out of the sewer or have a bath. He was given life time cleaning in Mullivaaikkal.

      Mahinda was given a white Aryan Sinhala suite. Already four years have lapsed and still he refuses to get out of his sewer and have a clean bath.

      So what do you think?

      Will he get out of the drain and have a therapeutic bath with essential oils or will he continue to enjoy the environment in the sewer?

      I think these people are very comfortable in their sewer which they call sovereign nation.

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        Very true. I cannot see the difference in the two !

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        Tongue-in-cheek Native Vedda but aptly captures how both screwed their vantage positions.

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      I second that !

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    What happens if David Cameron goes to Afghanistan, Iraq? Can he give answers to the Mothers and daughters of the Men who have been killed by Allied troops?
    War is not he answer! Stop the US from manufacturing weapons, to keep your Economies on Top!

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    Like a gentleman who respect human rights please sell your video camera and pay the poor Van Drivers hire as it is also violation of human rights.

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    Channel 4, Well done…. they said 1st TAMIL then will kick 2nd MUSLIM… ahahah still they didnt finish Tamils , but the time Sinhala Start with Muslims, already JIDAH will be started then all Sinhala will be loosing another 40% of their mail polulation as they say PUNCHI PAULA RATHARAN. MODAYO

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    I think this Cameraman has underestimated our Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarthi. He is the only world leader to eliminate terrorism and Cameraman is nothing for him as now onwards he is one of the most powerful world leaders at least for another 2 Years. Now Our Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarthi has another chance to extent his term as Commonwealth boss as Mauritius refused to host the next CHOGM in Mauritius.

    Also from now onwards Cameraman should take additional precautions as white Van will follow him or face some unexpected accident.

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      You mean he will amend the CHOGM constitution and be Chairman for life?

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        Sure, Kamalesh Sharma will do it for our Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarthi.

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    TOP SECRET:
    Last night at the party thrown in by Charles,after gulping an unlimited amount of champagne,i had no choice but to go to the loo to relieve my self of excess liquid.Whom do i bump in to?You won’t believe,it was non other than David Cameron live in person.In fact i was a bit worried that he would smack me for myself being a follower of king Rajapakse.You know what David said?He said”take it easy Max,i am with you.I am just taking the poor defeated Tamil terrorists for a ride.I need the buggers for my upcoming election campaign.After that i’ll ask the buggers to fly a kite”.

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      Max Silva

      “After that i’ll ask the buggers to fly a kite”

      Well we believe you.

      He has given you a rope just long enough to hang yourself.

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        Ado Max you must have been so pissed, you must have been dreaming all this in your drunken stupor. The Hotel Janitorial staff has found you in the morning with your head buried inside the comode.

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          gamini

          Why hasn’t Gota hung Cameron by his bal.. yet.

          Has he found a bigger mugger in Cameron?

          Gota must have found he is no match for Cameron hence keeping quiet.

          What has happened to all those brave hearts who wanted to charge Obama, Cameron, Blair at ICC for crimes committed in various countries?

          Have they been kidding all the time?

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          ha ha ha !

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      Well, you can be excused, the intoxicated drink had twisted your mind and you were just whimsical, just like the good old Yorkshire Ripper. Please let us know when you see or talk to god.

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      Dear Max to tell you the truth my Grand Farther also use to tell this kind of stuff when he is high. be careful and meet a suitable “Harak Weda Mahaththaya” before it becomes worst.

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        funny !

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    On Saturday, 16 November 2013 The Telegraph says that according to latest polls, “the Tories are still trailing Labour in marginal seats.” It also says that “The Ipsos Mori survey for Thomson Reuters provided further evidence that a hung parliament was on the cards at the forthcoming general election.”

    Has Cameron’s visit to Jaffna and pusswedilla warnings to Rajapakse aftermath placate Tamil Diaspora jingoists in the UK enough to win their vote in those marginal seats at coming up elections?

    Ipsos Mori says there are 56 marginal constituencies which are Labour-held and the Tories need a swing of between 5% and 9% to win. Cameron is mistaken if he thinks Tamils in those seats join hands and do the necessary swing for him to win them.

    Bugger must learn the lesson hard way just like Miliband last time.

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      Banda

      Have you finished reading those papers on Irrigation?

      “Ipsos Mori says there are 56 marginal constituencies which are Labour-held and the Tories need a swing of between 5% and 9% to win.”

      The Sinhala/Buddhists should have thought about it before and after 1983.

      Don’t forget the population of second generation Sinhala diaspora also growing. Unlike you most of them don’t support human rights violations.

      So its going to be a double whammy for Sinhala/Buddhist one nation.

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      Banda

      Where were you when Cameron threatened to push for an International Investigation?

      You should have had him arrested for war crimes in various parts of the world and taken him to ICC.

      People like you are disgusting and you should be ashamed of your empty rhetoric and bravado.

      Go hide behind your women folks.

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    All ills in the country stem from the Rajapaksas. They are making sure the normal hard working Sri Lankans earning the money by legal means do not blame for the economic problems in the country. The raising cost of living affects them severely. The GoSL (esp. Gota) is Diverting the Buddhists attention by having ‘ No Hallal’ marches, by demolishing churches,mosques and Hindu Temples. They are having a tight control on the civilians in order to stop any criticism of the rulers( who wants to be above the Law and above the Judges)

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    PM David Cameron should have visited kabithigollawa and also the victims of central bank in colombo and spoken to the victims families then the issue would have being impartial.By what the PM and diaspora doing internal hatred towards fellow citizens increases.As murali said we need to go forward for a better future for all our citizens.Tamils and Moslem are also a important part of our success,keep UK politics in UK.Mr.PM be wise please don’t play petty politics,keep your dignity and mind your own business.

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