16 June, 2019

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Sri Lanka Supports The Sovereignty And Territorial Integrity Of Spain: Foreign Ministry

Sri Lanka and Spain enjoy an enduring friendship, and Sri Lanka considers Spain as an important member in Sri Lanka’s partnership with the European Union, says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Issuing a statement today on the Unilateral Declaration of Independence by the Regional Parliament of Catalonia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said:The Government of Sri Lanka unequivocally supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Spain, and considers Catalonia as an integral part of Spain. The Government of Sri Lanka urges the pursuit of dialogue for a united Spain in accordance with the rule of law, and within the Spanish constitutional framework.”

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    Of course the Government of Sri Lanka has to support the Government of Spain as both governments are in the same boat.

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      Of course!! But the situation is not QUITE the same as here. Spain is a number of “cantonments” like Switzerland. However, Sri Lanka is best advised to pray hard that Spain will be able to hold on to Catalonia.!!

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        Independence for Catalonia may not materialise in the near future as there are no backers for it. USA, UK, France and Germany have categorically ruled it out. But that does not mean that there is no hope for Catalonians if they are determined for a protracted struggle. Still there is no comment from China and Russia, and what could happen if they decide to support it. At the moment this problem appears to result in a show down between the contending parties. Spanish had never been gentlemen as they stand guilty of cultural destruction in the past. They will not hesitate to take ruthless steps in crackdown which will end up in bloodshed. By the way Srilanka’s support for Spain will in no way change the course of events.

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        A mass rally was held yesterday in Barcelona AGAINST separation. 38% of the Catalonian residents do not support break-up.

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      Supporting sovereignty and territorial integrity of Spain, my foot!!!
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      Ranil’s government which proposes to revoke the power conferred to the Executive President to take over or dissolve any Provincial Council should it declare independence, HAS NO RIGHT WHATSOEVER to issue this statement in support of Spanish Government.
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      The Spanish Government was able to do this as per the Article 155, an extreme measure which applies to extreme situations, where the government can take over any autonomous region if it declare independence.

      Ranil, while trying to repeal the said authorization from Sri Lankan President allowing the division of the country, issuing statements in support of “sovereignty and territorial integrity of Spain”, is hilarious. Man, go and see a Psychiatrist.

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      May be ,may be not.
      The declaration by Carles Puigdemont PM of Catalonia may be designed to obtain the same degree of freedom as the Basque Country in Spain enjoys.
      Despite the unilateral declaration the Spanish PM Rajoy has not made a knee jerk reaction to send in the army because that could end up in a civil war ultimately.
      He has tactically decided to have an election on 21st December 2017. Until that happens I think it is better to not jump to quick conclusions like some commentators in this forum because there are influential progressive sections like trade unions in Catalonian society are not in favour of the Declaration of Independence.

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    Of Spain? I thought for a moment you are talking about Sri Lanka.
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    I bet when there are ethnic conflicts between Sinhalese and Tamils and Sinhalese and Muslims once the federal state is declared, Sri Lanka will also receive this type of announcements from other countries urging to pursue dialogue.
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    What Ranil and his bloody government should remember is, Sinhalese have a warrior history of 2600 years in written and beyond that too, who could never be suppressed. As the history proves, Sinhalese NEVER let their country be divided or ruled by Cholas for a long time. Our land had always been recaptured. Sinhalese are born rebels as seen throughout the history under Portuguese, Dutch and especially British. I bet there will be Suicide Army of Sinhalese Civilians from South who will fought in North and East and create havoc, the same thing Prabhakaran did in the South.
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    Keep in touch, Mr. Prime Minister, ok, because you will go down the history as the founder of Suicide Army of Sinhalese Civilians.

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      Champa ……………………………..

      “Sinhalese have a warrior history of 2600 years in written and beyond that too, who could never be suppressed.”

      Of course the do, they fight and kill their own innocent people. I am still awaiting for some patriot to explain to me as to how a handful of white men who came all the way from Europe , on sail ships managed to rule this island for 450 years. At the same time how a handful of VP’s baby brigade managed to throw the regional supper power back whence they came while the Sri Lankan army was hiding behind his fat bum.

      Where was your pimp Wimal and his gang then?

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        Well veddha,

        The handful of white men had guns and ships. We Sinhalese didn’t have such high tech guns of sophisticated ships to take them on. VP was a different case. We could have wipe him off in 1986 if it hadn’t been for Indian intervention. India ruined if for us in 1980s and Norway did it back in early 2000s.

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          Shenal and Native Vedda.

          Intra-Para wars in the pristine Land of Native Veddah Aethho, among the Paras drom India, who came illegally, by boats, hora-oru and kalla-thonis.

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          You forgot the Sinhala saying “In the way we showed Portuguese the path to Kotte”. It’s not, as Ponny said, The Sinhawansa’s don’t have the courage to fire a cracker, they don’t have courage to hear even a firecracker sound.

          In 1986, it was no way JR captured or near capturing leader Prapha. Nobody had any idea how he was thinking to resolve that situation in that time. It is true JR had been asking arms from America and Britain, without any success that time. But the JR diplomats could not achieve was eventually achieved by the Tamil traitor Kathirgamar. If Kathirgamar was not born in Tamils, but a Yasmin Sooka had born in Tamils, now Tamils would have had their land back.
          In 2009, the War was won by 32 nations. Prapba lost only because, America started to sink ships with arms which he was bringing in to counter the age old Russian Migs. He had been bringing down the Kafirs with hand guns. America did know if he have had the rocket launchers, it is not condemned Russia’s Migs which Brother Prince bought for commission, but even modern American planes might have faced problem to fly in that war zone. Even in that disappointment of 32 Nations funding and supplying arms and pilots, he did not hide. He fought with his empty hands instead of marrying Dona Catherina, the Portuguese Servant Girl, who the Bald Head historians now trying to record in jaffnahistory.com, as a Princesses down in the Kotte Alahakone’s dynasty. Dona Catherina is Portuguese servant girls worked in Lisbon. The Mahavamsa bravery, Vijaya married Kuveni and chased her to jungle did not work with Dona Catherina and Portuguese.

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          This servant girl kept control on the king and had the kingdom transferred to Portuguese without being forced by the Sinhala army, one – single Portuguese soldier spilling a drop of blood. There is nowhere written anywhere in Ceylon history the Sinhala Soldiers lost the war because the Portuguese used the superior arms, the guns. That is the history with Sankiliyan, Rajasinghan, Kailai Vanniyan, even it is what happened in Mullaithivu. But it never happened in Kotte. Don’t attempt to fool the entire world in the broad day light. DS never picked up a pen knife to defend Lankawe other than sending Sinhala Supporting cinema actresses to address to British Officials. This is not the diplomatic Channel Sir. Pon Ramanathan used when Muslims have had thrown DS in prison.

          Now China has taken its share of land for that victory. Bloody fool Lemon Puff king had exhausted his techniques in 2011 in front of UN and now keeping tail between his legs when China is planning to bring the 1 million workers to Hangbangtota. Ponny correctly dismissed that Weerawansa who would not fire a cracker will not bomb Parliament and not to worry about it. They supplied arms, but, now, they are ploughing and seeding the soil in preparation to have their atomic war fought in Hangbangtota, not on their soils. Tell Wimal to bomb Colombo Pong Ching, not the Parliament, if he is brave and had not born with tail to tug between legs. Then you will come to visualize what you did not see in Tiananmen Square or in Mullivaaikkaal.

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          Shenal i

          “The handful of white men had guns and ships. We Sinhalese didn’t have such high tech guns of sophisticated ships to take them on.”

          It was the high tech guns and sophisticated ships that determined the outcome of war against the Europeans. Based on your observation could we not deduce that Hindian/USA satellite intelligence, Hindian/Chinese Radar, Pakistan supplied Multi Barrel ……… Israeli made Super Dvora, Drones, ………………………… determined the outcome of the war. Hindians also made sure LTTE did not have access to strategic weapons.

          Ultimately machines won the war and not the humans, particularly Dr Gota.

          Had Hindia allowed the armed merchants to supply strategic weapons to LTTE the war would have ended long ago.

          Hindia and Norway weakened and exposed LTTE’s internal contradictions. You should be grateful to Ranil.

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            Veddha,

            We used what ever help we can get to eliminate the LTTE. Our objective was to eradicate LTTE. Not to show off to the world what we can do.

            What you mean by strategic weapons? LTTE had heavy artillary, heavy mortars, multi barrel rocket launchers, tanks, anti aircraft missiles and numerous hand held weapons fit for a conventional army. Their arsenal was enough to invade a country.

            India cannot arm LTTE as it violate the international laws. If India did that, India would have broken into several independant nations.

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          Shenal your kind of logic is why i often refer to Sinhalese as the ‘upside down people’
          Whatever you claim to be true tends to be the exact opposite of the truth. The IPKF did not land in Sri Lanka to protect the LTTE. They came to wipe out the LTTE. First they demanded the LTTE surrender, and when the LTTE refused they went on the attack killing ONLY Tamil people. The IPKF did not lay a finger on the Sinhalese or occupy Sinhala areas. And if India really supported the LTTE they would have created Eelam in an instant. They proved this by going to war against Pakistan in the 1970s and annexing Bangladesh. And annexing Eelam would have been even easier for India. The reality is India was always against Eelam from the start. They allowed them to grow for a while to punish Sri Lanka for interfering in the Bangladesh war, but decided to get rid off them when the ‘time was right’

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            India neither wanted to see the distruction of LTTE nor the creation of Tamil Eelam. They came to Sri Lanka to restore the status quo. But, in the end got entangled in visious stuggle for survival.

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          Shenal,
          How come a well- equipped 300,000 strong Sinhala force with tanks, planes, and ships took THIRTY years to defeat some 30,000 schoolboys armed with AK’s mortars, plus 3 tanks (captured) and 3 tiny planes?
          How come the first submarine built in SL was not by its Navy?
          Doesn’t it say a lot about the bravery and/or intelligence of the majority?
          Yes, blame India and Norway.

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            Raman,

            It took 30 years to build up the 300,000 strong army but the real reason for taking 30 years to defeat LTTE was the no president before Mahinda had any real need to wipe LTTE out from the face of the earth.

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              Shenal,
              So you admit that it took 300000 Sinhalese to defeat 30000 Tamils? Says a lot about Sinhala bravery, eh? If I were you, I wouldn’t embarrass myself by talking about it.

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        VP baby brigade did not throw the regional power back. It was Premadasa who sent them back. If Premadasa did not intervene and did not give Baby brigade weapons, LTTE could have been finished.

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          sach the stupid II

          “It was Premadasa who sent them back. “

          When Premadasa told IPKF to leave, they got cold feet, and jumped into the sea, swam back all the way to New Delhi.

          “If Premadasa did not intervene and did not give Baby brigade weapons, LTTE could have been finished.”

          Well, this once again prove how stupid the Sinhala/Buddhist establishment is. Too many clever dicks ruin the country.

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      Champa, Sinhalese never had total sovereignty of Srilanka. In the years that it was ruled by them, they were subservient to Pandyan Kingdom, giving kappang to their Kings and offering to marry Pandyan princesses. Even now sovereignty of Srilanka depends on the security concerns of India. Remember what happened in 1987 and what would have happened if MR was not dethroned from power. Except for 50 years under Cholas, and during a few more years of Sinhala rule, and then for 150 years under British, Srilanka was always a divided nation. Even now Sinhalese thanks to MR, have lost sovereignty permanently over 20 hectares in Colombo port city and temporarily over 99 years further 170 hectares in Colombo port city and five square mile of land around Hambantota port. So much for 2600 year warrior history.

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        Sri Lanka, despite its sovereignty and independence, has had traitors that betrayed the rulers and the nation to foreigners. Some were indigenous natives, and others foreigners that were mistakenly entrusted by the king, or lived under camouflage but remained loyal to foreign powers. It is not a unique phenomenon to Sri Lanka. Human political history is full of examples of such events in other countries, so whatever GS write about does not matter. At the end the country reverts to the will of the majority population. The minor groups have to learn to live with it or forget their complaints and intermarry. Even 20 centuries is nothing in human history. If you are a Time-lord, please return in five or ten thousand years and see how the society has transformed itself by then. So for now, just live your lives without being a nuisance to your neighbour if you wish to have some peace.

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          thrishu

          “At the end the country reverts to the will of the majority population.”

          Of course revert to Tyranny of the stupid Majority (which voted for the promise of eight measures of free grain from Moon).

          Sovereignty is a Western invention.
          Terrorism, Diseases, Nuclear Disasters, Environmental Disasters, Money Laundering, Drug Smuggling, Arms Smuggling, Slavery, Human Trafficking, Tax Evasion, …. Modern Media, Global Investment Decisions, ………………………… know no bounds, hence do not recognize sovereignty.

          It is good to have sovereignty in paper so that the little people could massage their large ego.

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              thrishu

              Brilliant
              Thanks for your insightful typing.

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          Little people should learn to respect
          “No one is self-sufficient; everyone relies on others.”

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        Champa,
        “Keep in touch, Mr. Prime Minister, ok, because you will go down the history as the founder of Suicide Army of Sinhalese Civilians.”

        Yes of course. Keep a good stock of Lemon Puff, though. You will need a lot of that to commit suicide with.

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      Yeah but the irony is that you needed the British to hand over the north and east Tamil Kingdom of Sri Lanka to you on a plate at the end of colonial rule. But you are right about the rebellious spirit. Thats why your father Vijaya got chased out of India. He was a rebel who was making a real nuisance of himself and was told to get lost by his own family.

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        The irony is Mr. John Silva, that the Brits accepted that only Sinhalese have the soverignity over the entire island in 1815 aggrement. So, was there any reason for the brits to hand over parts of Sri Lanka to Tamils?

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          The agreement was to handover the Tamil/Sinhalese kingdom of Kandy ruled by a Tamil monarch and many Tamil aristocrats, one of them the ancestor of Tamil hating Mrs Bandaranaicke to the British. Half of this agreement is signed in Tamil. The British already had control of the former Jaffna and Kotte kingdoms which were captured by the Portuguese and did not have to sign any agreement to obtain these lands. Do not lies and twist history to suit your racist agenda. Shame on you, as we all know your actual origin

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            Shiva,

            Atleast read the aggrement. It clearly state that the whole island belongs to the king in Kandy. Which was the king of the Sinhalese.

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          Shenali

          “The irony is Mr. John Silva, that the Brits accepted that only Sinhalese have the soverignity over the entire island in 1815 aggrement. “

          Thanks for your new and improved British History. Sri Lankan history seems whiter than white now.

          “So, was there any reason for the brits to hand over parts of Sri Lanka to Tamils?”

          There was a moral(?) responsibility on the part of Brits to ensure that stupid people of this island were treated equitably by the future rulers once the island had been granted independence and administration had been transferred to locals.

          When people remain stupid, there is no way the country could have avoided tyranny, and tyranny of the majority.

          Tyranny of the majority did destroy the life of Sinhalese, Buddhists, Tamils, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, ………………… as a result the country is suffering from brain drain and skill shortage. ………….

          Most racists who could cheat, rob and kill stayed behind. It has become a vicious circle. More people leave, More racist stupid remain, more tyranny, ——-> more people leave ——->

          I do not know as to why HLD M left.
          Look at the people who live here and continue to destroy the country, ………………………
          Dr Mahinda, Dr Gota, Dr Dyan, Sanja, Dr Nalin, Dr That, Dr This, Dr Other, …………….Dr Mervyn Silva, ……………………………

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    This darn thing causes a headache for poor Sri Lankan government. Nationalist parties and the Bikkhus are viciously arguing against the new constitution. PM slips away from the debate, saying it’s just a document not a draft. And this on top. Disaster. If he cracks through it Mangala will shine to be the next leader of the country.

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      Mangala as the next leader? [Edited out]

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        Mangala as the next leader??? P after P. No way!!!! NEVER.

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          People will never like another UNP PM ruling the country.
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          I think both Ranil and Mangala should retire in 2020 and spend the rest of their lives leisurely in a cool Nordic country, may be Denmark is good for Ranil and Iceland is good for Mangala.

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          Champa,
          “Keep in touch, Mr. Prime Minister, ok, because you will go down the history as the founder of Suicide Army of Sinhalese Civilians.”

          Yes yes of course. Keep a good stock of Lemon Puff, though. You will need a lot of that to commit suicide with.
          Oh, by the way, I hear your cat-eyed Sangiliwansa is loading up his kite with Lemon puff to bomb Parliament.

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      Actually those who can leave aside their bias and view facts will agree that Mangala has many characteristics the others dont, which are necessary for leadership.

      For a start, he can speak well, both in Sinhala and English; he has an opinion and he works hard for his results.

      These are my observations. I don’t know him.

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        Justice & Fairplay
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        Hooray…. I should contest for next President as per your elaboration on Mangala’s qualifications to lead the country”
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        “..he can speak well, both in Sinhala and English; he has an opinion and he works hard for his results…”

        Me too, I have the same qualifications.

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          Champa,
          “Me too, I have the same qualifications.” Your own opinion of your qualifications doesn’t count. Not even a certificate from Sangiliwansa. Show us an independent opinion.

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    How can you expect anything better from Srilanka. Sri Lanka refuses to consider even a federal constitution for the self rule of Tamils/Muslims. Srilankan government- the Sinhala people take pseudo pride in Keeping the Tamils and Muslims under their Buddhist wings. They live in their own world of imagination, a mirage, that Federalism is the 1`st step to-words division . In fact a proper federalism will defeat the need for a division and bring the people together to live without fear of one another. Similar to the Children of the same family moving out of their parental home when they become adults and extend their hands of love and affection. Unfortunately even President Counsels and Professors give a different interpretation to satisfy the masses.
    It is indeed a pity that we in Srilanka have no leaders but followers of the masses who take them down an apparent Garden Path and push them into a Shit Hole of no return.
    .

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      K. Anga
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      Why should we give self rule to Tamils in our small island, when they have a 50 times bigger Land than Sri Lanka, exclusively ruled by Tamils, just above the Northern tip of Sri Lanka., where people speak their own language and practice their own culture.
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      Ranil is asking for fights between Sinhalese and Tamils. One thing is for sure, this time, unlike our forefathers, Sinhalese will make sure all Tamils chase back to their ancestral land where they come from: Tamil Nadu.
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      Sri Lanka should stop receiving Tamil refugees from Tamil Nadu forthwith.
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      If I had any sympathy for Tamils in the North, I completely lost it with Ranil’s Federal Constitution. I can’t help feeling resentful. Now, I don’t want a Tamil to be my neighbour in the South. He could pose a threat to my life, you never know.

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        “Why should we give self rule to Tamils in our small island”

        Our small island? LOL!
        Is this a kind of joke or are you from a circus? Clown?

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      There are enough examples in the world to show it otherwise.

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    How quaint! Sri Lanka a former colonial jewel supporting the current struggle of the descendants of the great Spanish colonialists who (together with Portuguese) made all of Central and South America theirs forever. How very quaint!

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      Spring Koha

      Sri Lanka was not in the first 50 countries to recognise Bangladesh. It was all about the seasoned diplomacy of the weeping widow. Eventually she relented.

      When circumstances change Prasad Kariyawasam or for that matter any other Foreign Secretary, may adapt and change.

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    Lanka must first establish the moral right to pontificate to Spain. Lankan Foreign Ministry has not said one word regarding the genocide of Rohingyas.
    However Spain learnt a lesson from SL. Spain will not corral the Catalonians inside designated NO-FIRE-ZONE and then bomb the hellout.

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    “Sri Lanka Supports The Sovereignty And Territorial Integrity Of Spain: Foreign Ministry”

    What the hell do you know about integrity or sovereignty? The only “sovereignty” that you thieves know in robbers paradise is to declare bail and immunity to political crooks and your henchmen like yourself. You thieves know only to loot and plunder our country. Are the Catalonians this cheap like you? You make our country even more destitute by taxing and living off our people in super luxury life style far beyond any monarch of our country enjoyed. You make us even more destitute than where we were many decades ago. You rob what ever that is left from our poor masses. First you must learn to respect human dignity and respect other people views that is different and have genuine grievances that oppress human progress. Our own masses and every other minority in this country are suffering today. So why waste your time on international affairs like Catalonia you know nothing about? What history do you know about Catalonia and their Andalusian history and the differences with the mainland Spanish territory? We on the other hand should all be equal under the law because we are Sri Lankan’s first.But where is the rule of law? Federalism does not mean regional autonomy to do just anything the people please. Federalism is not a threat to unitary statehood either. Give your FM (F’ing Moron) post to a kindergartner and go home. Pallayun gedara POLL BOORUWA! (Go home you coconut donkey)

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    Matters not one bit to the Catalans what this stupid man says. The right of self determination is an inherent right that cannot be taken away from a people. Not Kings, not Presidents, not Mahanayakkas can take away this right that is a remedial right that remains in abeyance and is recovered when a minority is mistreated. If the Catalans feel that they have been badly treated they have a right to secede. Not Marapone not Mahanayakes not anyone can take away this right. The same applies to the Tamils of Sri Lanka. The only way to keep such a right dormant is to ensure that the minorities are treated with equality and dignity.

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    This is the way this stupid LAwyer is trying to be the foreign minister. First, who asked your opinion or YOur country’s help to save Catalonia from Cessasion from Spain. Do you feel you don’t have anything else to do. then just keep on your mouth shut. You don’t have to run around the world and live in hotels becuse you are the best foreign minister in asia. Besides, European Union knows, ‘If the economic doldrums results so many shanty states in their area, they would be non-existent in few decades time. So, EU won’t allow it. russia and China know that Catalonis is a joke. See Brexit, now Catalonia, more are coming. A Catalonisa in Sinhale is not stable as Tamils will be start moving to EElam from the Orumiththa nadu which will categorize it’s people based on caste. Even then we should not allow Orumiththa nadu.

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    Sri Lanka Supports The Sovereignty And Territorial Integrity Of Spain: he failed to say with or without Catalina?.

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    The Tamils are with the Catalonians from beginning to end. Why are the corruptive governments against self rule. Catalonia is the richest part of Spain and they do not want to lose the wealth of Catalonia. What are the corruptive governments against the wishes of the people who wants to be free and self rule. The Tamil leadership have to learn lessons from the Catalonians.

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      Another point, I forgot to write was, North has rich soil as long as the South is willing to sell their cow dung to the north. If North does not have cow dung supplied by the south, North Can not grow vegetables or tobacco.

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        You can supply cow dung to the North from inside your head and make a bit on the side!

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        Dumb JIm,
        North has plenty of cattle. It doesn’t need your dung.
        Anyway, what are you going to do with your dung? Eat it?

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        Of course Jimshity is right. We have a surplus of Cow dung because of the Bull Shit that Jimshity writes.

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          edwin rodrgo,
          you aRe a portuguse Muslim pretending to be a Buddhist. You dontk now any abhidharma.

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      Why don’t Tamils try to create a separate country in India?

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        No, the best way is to let the North amalgamate with India and then break off together with Tamil Nadu. Serves all those Tamil separatists right. The Amalgamated entity will be the hell that Kallathonis were swimming to escape from for centuries.

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        Why don’t the Salagama’s create a new state in Saligramam; the Karawes in Kerala, the rest of the Sinhalalys in Bengal where the lion that buggered Kuveni came from

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          The problem is that there is no trace of Sinhalese in bengal? Could you pinpoint the exact location so that Sinhalese can go back.

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            You are right! There is no more Begali lions. Only Tigers. But still near by, there are African lions. They are braver than Bengali lions. Is there a chance you would like to claim your grandma is from Africa.

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          The Salagama actually originated from Tamil Nadu and the vast majority of the Karaw too. Any way when they migrated Kerala was ethnically Tamil. As for the rest of the Sinhalese even a significant amount of them have South Indian and not Bengali ancestry. The Sinhalese DNA is 70% Indian Tamil and only 25% Bengali. Sri Lankan Tamils have more Bengali in them 30%

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    Does Tilak Marapona who has ended up as the Minister of Foreign Affairs know anything about Spain let alone Federalism?

    Spain may say it is unconstitutional but can anyone stop the movement towards separation ?

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    How about Ranil and My3 sending a delegation consisting of K A Sumansekera ,Champa,Jimbo,Dayan and Lemon puff Weerawansa et all to Madrid to show some support :)

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      Peace Lover

      Spain might recognize Tamil Eelam immediately when it hears from K A Sumansekera ,Champa,Jimbo,Dayan and Lemon puff Weerawansa.

      What is your hidden agenda?

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    Sri Lanka making this declaration! What a big deal. It is as if SLK is bordering Catalonia, SLK is trying to look important when even Italy or Switzerland is keeping mum until EU decides what should be its common policy in this matter

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      The little islanders of this country always imagined they are part of “The Great Game” in Indian Ocean.

      Perhaps after the end of the war Dr Gota and to certain extend a minority section of the Sinhala/Buddhist (Fasccists) has been dreaming about exercising control over Indian Ocean, reviving what Alfred Mahan said : ‘Whoever controls the Indian Ocean will dominate Asia, the destiny of the world will be decided on its waters.’

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        Native Vedda: did you write these things with an Apple computer. What is it Apple commodore ?.

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    If you ask a Cataloni in Barcelona, where Srilanka is, the answer will be ” Where is it ” ?…… Or even worse “What is that” ?……….
    That is how important this Marapane’s statement is ….
    Instead of talking rubbish, Marapane must tell his boss Dr not to dupe the inhabitants and introduce Federalism under their nose….
    No body will help Catalonis……..
    When Vellala Wigeswaran declares Independence…..even Spanish Rajoy will put the hand up for the UN to send Grief, Bedouin, Prince, Sooka and the Blue Berets to protect the Vellalas even in the Port City……….
    BTW , wonder who is this UNP heavy with a name with just three letters , whom the Venerable Bellanwila Chief Monk mentioned as the force behind this Federal State for Vellala Campaign?…….?……

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    What is the direct bearing between Sri Lanka and internal affairs of Spain for us to open our mouth? Like in most countries, Foreign Ministry declarations, communiques are prompted by the Foreign Service Mandarins. Obviously some foreign ministry personnel are likely to benefit or likely to benefit, out of this statement personally. Now the statement itself is funny and ill presented. The statement “….considers Catalonia as an integral part of Spain.” is as good as saying ” ………considers Eelam as an integral part of Sri Lanka.”. Any third grader of a school knows that if we do not want to recognize the existence of an entity then that supposed enitity should never be called by its name. We as Sri Lankans have a lesson to learn as we are about to embark on “Constitutional Journey” and its main pilot having got caught with his pants down involving a duty concession vehicle permit. Old USSR, Spain, the UK and even Canada where a devolution has taken place to satisfy ethno/religious considerations, fully or partly, will or is having a hard time in maintaining its so called territorial integrity. On the other hand, Australia, United States and Malaysia is showing us that devolution is sustainble in those countries. The hall mark is that none of the devolved entities sport an ethnic or religious identity. The unity of the old USSR was forged through those in authority in Moscow exercising brute force at times and such is missing say in Australia. Hence, devolve power for the convenience of the Residents to run their own affairs efficiently [It can be land, Police and what not] and not to solve a so called ethno/religious problem. All communities in a country are equal citizens of the same and the real solution is all these communities must be involved in the exercise of sovereignty of the country at the center.

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      US, Australia? So what? SLK is like a crystal of sand in the US or Australian soil! Malaysia may be of the same order in size but federalism concept is not based on ethnicity. Moreover, when it comes to the disciplines, personal or political, Malaysia and SLK are like cheese and chalk!

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    We would like to see a free independent catalonia.
    Everybody should support the break up from spain.

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      Candian LTTE diaspora will soon be demanding a breakaway Eelam from the Dominion of Canada!

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        And Sinhalese Ayammas will be demanding their Keelam in the Arabian Gulf.

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        “Candian LTTE diaspora will soon be demanding a breakaway Eelam from the Dominion of Canada!”

        Its for the “Candian” to deal with it as and when the issue arises. Are the Candian paranoid too?

        Do you think you have to boo to announce your existence?

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    Smart move by our FM.

    Any chance of getting visa free access for us fawning Sri Lankans?

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