19 October, 2017

Sri Lanka’s Authoritarian Drift And Pakistan’s Shameful Lankan Affair

By Reema Omer

Reema Omer

In a meeting with External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris last week, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his admiration for Sri Lanka’s “unremitting endeavors for promoting economic independence, human dignity and social justice for the people of Sri Lanka.” He pledged Pakistan’s support for Sri Lanka’s ongoing struggle to evade accountability and justice in the United Nations, and warmly accepted President Rajapaksa’s invitation to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, scheduled to take place in Colombo in November this year.

Sri Lanka’s authoritarian drift

Prime Minister Sharif’s statements starkly clashed with the assessment, a few days later, of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Navi Pillay, who finished her official visit to Sri Lanka on 31 August 2013.  The High Commissioner noted that “the war may have ended, but in the meantime democracy has been undermined and the rule of law eroded.”

She expressed concern that despite the opportunity provided by the end of the war to construct a vibrant, representative State, Sri Lanka “is showing signs of heading in an increasingly authoritarian direction.”

Widespread and systematic abuses

Shamefully, Pakistan has engaged in a boisterous defence of Sri Lanka at the United Nations, despite the country’s record of widespread and systematic human rights violations accompanied by near absolute impunity.

It’s time for the new Prime Minister, the first to enjoy a peaceful transfer of civilian authority, to turn around Pakistan’s reputation as a defender of rights violators and a culture of impunity.

In 2011, the UN Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability found that both the Sri Lankan Government and Tamil Tigers were responsible for serious abuses amounting to war crimes during the final stages of the civil war. The Sri Lankan Government, for its part, was responsible, among other abuses, for the enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, and torture, including rape, of thousands of civilians suspected of having ties with the Tamil Tigers. In addition, the Panel found that the Government attempted to intimidate and silence the media and other critics of the war through a variety of threats and other actions, including subjecting them to enforced disappearance.

Commitment to an independent Judiciary

As the UN High Commissioner pointed out, despite the end of the conflict, there has been no “peace dividend” in Sri Lanka. Instead, there have been deeply troubling attacks on the independence of the judiciary in Sri Lanka. In October 2012, the secretary of the Judicial Service Commission was physically assaulted in broad daylight.  In January 2013, Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake was unlawfully removed in a clearly politicized impeachment process. The ICJ, supported by fifty-six eminent jurists from around the world condemned the impeachment process, calling it a “contravention of the Constitution, international human rights law and standards, including the right to a fair hearing, and the rule of law.”

Chief Justice Bandaranayake’s impeachment should set off alarm bells for all those who witnessed General Pervez Musharraf’s removal of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in 2007.

We should recall Prime Minister Nawaz and his party led a “long march” for the Chief Justice’s restoration. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made a fierce defence of the independence of the judiciary for Pakistan, yet appears happy to allow Sri Lanka’s Executive trample the country’s Judiciary.

An old habit

The Pakistan Muslim League (N) Government is not the first Pakistani government acting to protect the Sri Lankan State from human rights scrutiny.

In March 2013, Pakistan was one of the most outspoken States against the UN Human Rights Council Resolution that encouraged Sri Lanka to carry out credible investigations into the unlawful killings and enforced disappearances during its nearly 30-year long civil war, especially in the final stages. The Resolution also expressed concern at the continuing cases of enforced disappearances, extra-judicial killings, torture, threats to the rule of law, religious discrimination (including attacks on Muslims, mosques, and religious schools) and intimidation of members of civil society and journalists.

Pakistan not only voted against the Resolution, but also actively campaigned to convince the block of States from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, including Kuwait, Mauritania, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, to vote against the Resolution.

The controversial Commonwealth heads of Government meeting

Though not obvious from the Nawaz-Peiris meeting, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting has itself been a subject of much controversy.

The International Commission of Jurists and other human rights groups and lawyers have called on the Commonwealth Secretariat to refrain from hosting the heads of governments meeting in Sri Lanka, maintaining that doing so would cast serious doubts on the Commonwealth’s commitment to supporting human rights and democratic reform enshrined in the Commonwealth Harare Declaration.

Canada has decided to boycott the meeting unless and until Sri Lanka meaningfully addresses its human rights situation. The United Kingdom, Australia and India have also been under immense pressure to boycott the meeting. Pakistan on the other hand seems oblivious at best, and unmoved at worst, by these calls.

A False start

Pakistan has a responsibility to prevent further entrenchment of impunity and authoritarian rule in Sri Lanka, where ethnic and religious minorities are being increasingly marginalized, independence of the judiciary is fast being eroded, and the rights of the Sri Lankan people are being undermined.

Nawaz Sharif has argued very publicly for democratic governance in Pakistan. He has taken to the streets to defend the independence of the judiciary and has repeatedly pledged his commitment to the rule of law. It is time for the Prime Minister to ensure his foreign policy reflects these stated principles.

*The writer is a legal advisor for the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). She tweets at reema_omer.

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    Reema,

    Your picture is gorgeous.

    There are parallels between countless Pakistan Governments and Sri Lankan Government when it comes to violation of human rights. Both countries have a awful record in this front. Thuggery, intimidation, bribery and killings are the only way these two countries know when it comes to governing a country. So it makes sense that they must defend each other when it comes to scrutiny by the UN or any other world body.

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      Excellent piece! Indeed there is a China-Pak-Sri Lanka axis-alliance against India and the west.. Hope Sharif educates himself on Rajapassa and stops the the love affair that is turning Sri Lanka is to the Af-Pak DRUGS HUB and smugglers paradise as Gota the white van goon follows the Paki model of MILITARY BUSINESS – with the military running hotels, golf courses, construction, tourism businesses..

      Sri Lanka is today China’s Burma – now that Burman has ditched China.
      Disgracefully, as the rest of the world moves away from Military Dictatorships – from Pak to Indonesia, to Arab Spring countries the Miracle of Asia is moving BACKWARDS to consolidate the Mihinda Rajapassa military dictatorship with a DEEP STATE or STATE WITHIN A STATE – run by select officials in the military, the judiciary the Administration and Rajapaksa family – while maintaining a FACADE of DEMOCRACy by holding staggered elections and maintaining a massive cabinet of uneducated Ministers and a sinking parliament with an opposition that is destroying itself headed by another dictator Ranil Wickramasinghe. What Navi Pillai did not mention is the the CULTURE OF AUTHORITARIANISM pervaded ALL political parties and political culture in Sri Lanka – govt and opposition alike..

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        Many thanks Reema, Keep it coming – we need a South Asian anti-militarization women’s approach to development that puts PEOPLE FIRST in the region. We need you voice..
        The military and law makers (parliamentarians / politicians) in the South Asian region with a few exception are the biggest law breakers and highly corrupt. The Sri Lanka Navy is involved in all sorts of MILITARY BUSINESSES including people smuggling to Aussi and drug running.. its wheels within wheels but the Pak model of military taking aid from US and also feeding the Tabiban and promoting religious violence to stay in power is the worst. Sadly this is the MILITARY BUSINESS model that Rajapassa follows in Lanka with the Balu Sena (BBS) attacking Musloims, Christians and Tamils…

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      Reema loks doing her paid job of International jurists, not more. It’s understood that’s how she makes ends meet/ her Bread & Butter.

      Knows nothing about devastating war exported by India & then, after the death of Rajiv gandhi carried on by West through US/West INGO/NGO mafia, resulted in deaths & destruction.
      War was ended by President Rajapakse’s political ledership & has immense popularity & returned to power democratically, repeatedly with overwhelming majority, with over 60% people voting for, whereas main opposition polled less than 30%. This is the reality.

      Ex-CJ was constitutionally kicked out of office with over 2/3 MP’s voting in favour of impeachment, What do any outsider has got to say about ? If supreme body of the country did that ?
      Sri Lanka is a sovereign republic of people, not a any damn dominion of any other country.( though some NGO Mafia writers would like it to be such)No need any damn advice /permission from outsiders.

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      not only Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the whole SAARC is in same boat. India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangalidesh. The leaders had miserably failed on the country people.

      Look at south east asian countries Singapore, Malaysia, taiwan, S Korea, Hong Kong. they got independence even after SAARC countries. They had developed the countries while our leaders robbed our countries.

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        Yes, you hit the nail. Old Andarae with his buddy Saradiel Alibaba occupied the Parliament and President’s seat.

        No wonder country is going down the Pallam due to Hambanthota Nadu Chintana Master.

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      Beautiful Reema Omer,

      “In a meeting with External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris last week, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his admiration for Sri Lanka’s “unremitting endeavors for promoting economic independence, human dignity and social justice for the people of Sri Lanka.”

      Birds of the same feather, flock together.

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    “Birds of a feather flock together”

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    It is surprising that anybody or country expressing support for Sri Lanka is immediately condemned. PM Nawaz Sharif knowing the ‘human rights’ record of the USA in carrying out drone attacks in Pakistan is probably sympathises with the Sri Lankan Government being targeted for ridding the country of terrorism. Expressing support in those circumstances does not necessarily mean approval of wrong-doing. It is not always necessary to indulge in gunboat diplomacy. There are more subtle ways.

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    [Pakistan has a responsibility to prevent further entrenchment of impunity and authoritarian rule in Sri Lanka, where ethnic and religious minorities are being increasingly marginalized, independence of the judiciary is fast being eroded, and the rights of the Sri Lankan people are being undermined.]

    Sheesh , that is for sure . pakistan is the world leader in that aspect . lol

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    Dear Reema,
    You are extremely spoiled by reading the LTTE rump propaganda … I know you are willingly embrace those ideas ..
    What else can one expect from you when you are a legal advisor for the International Commission of Jurists?
    Sing for supper, Madam …. It’s so simple to understand … Even rump of LTTE and haters of Sri Lanka know your writing is so biased and repeating their propaganda …. But, they would ‘believe’ all you write … For all others, your are exibihiting your pathetic lack of knowledge on the subject you writing on ….

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      Bruno Umbato, Gasgemba, it is not Reema but YOU who is embracing the anti-people, anti-democratic and anti-facts. You are a pathetic loser who is exhibiting your pathetic lack of knowledge on the subject you are writing on. Every body in the country and the world knows the hell-bound direction the Rajapaksha regime is heading except you and the Rajapakshas.

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      I suppose Bruno that you know all about dog biscuits. i mean Bruno is usually a name for canines, am i right?

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      Wambotta:
      Just in case anyone missed identifying how stupid you are, I am reproducing some of your s..t below in confirmation:

      “Dear Reema,
      You are extremely spoiled by reading the LTTE rump propaganda … I know you are willingly embrace those ideas ..
      What else can one expect from you when you are a legal advisor for the International Commission of Jurists?
      Sing for supper, Madam …. It’s so simple to understand … Even rump of LTTE and haters of Sri Lanka know your writing is so biased and repeating their propaganda …. But, they would ‘believe’ all you write … For all others, your are exibihiting your pathetic lack of knowledge on the subject you writing on ….”
      Are you, seriously, comparing the International Commission of Jurists with the murderous thugs who pay you? Come on, man, NO ONE would have accused you of SUCH stupidity, but now you’ve insisted on proving the point beyond question.
      Incidentally, where are the rest of your friends, Tsunamisekera (too busy defrauding the public?), Blacker (too busy piling bodies?) etc. Or are you all the same person writing under a variety of pseudonyms?

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    Expecting Pakistan or any south Asian country to protect Human rights is an exercise in futility. These post colonial states are experiencing major teething problems with rural communities feeling badly let down by the Comprador class. Western countries ensure these teething problems continue. Populist political parties use the frustration of rural communities to their advantage by preaching a toxic brand of Religio-nationalism. (Reema perhaps forgets the annual/ritual burning of Christians homes in Karachi is a result of this type of nationalism)

    So, it is not a question of Pak covering up for SL. It is a question of all SA countries covering up for each other.

    One thing is for sure though. How can we expect western countries to respect us, when we don’t respect our own people?

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      Bedrock Barney:
      You are dead right when you say, “One thing is for sure though. How can we expect western countries to respect us, when we don’t respect our own people?” Truer words have not been spoken on these pages.

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    Organization of failed state.

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    Dear Colombo Telegraph,
    Please post more articles by Ms.Reema Omer and not a single one by those three ugly mugs, Rajpal, Malinda and Moonlove (Chandraprema) :D
    Since Nawaz Sharif scratched MRs back, MR is paying the favour back by putting our cricketers lives at risk by sending them on a tour of Pakistan. I wonder who MR will blame if our cricketers are attacked again?
    How nice it would be if we could send MR and his family of 300+ on a permanent tour of Syiria? :D

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    Nawaz Sherif is no better than our man. Ill scratch your back, you scratch my back policy. Pakistan can learn a thing or two from Sri Lanka about dealing with terror.

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    I sincerely do not think Reema is being brainwashed by LTTE apologists; Being an adviser to ICJ, she sure is sure working overtime with Pillai and her associates to cover up all that serial crimes by her sponsors and paymasters (the US and the gang). Indeed it would be surprising if she is not a part of the servants’ band wagon of that gang.

    Like all loyal servants, Reema too continue to play blind while the gang continue to invade the air space of her country to bomb her fellow civilians by drones and whatnot. Reema is also blind for said international bombers have ganged up to topple the only elected government ever in Egypt. Do I have to say that Reema is blind on their using Syrian terrorists to gas attack civilians to lay blame of Assad government, their declared fore. Most of all, Reema is blind for the havoc the international gang have been creating in her back yard for over a decade in the name of a ‘war against terrorism.’

    I am telling you Reema, you are in the wrong footing. You have to differentiate the difference between Rajapakse exercising his legal authority to safe our very hard won peace in Sri Lanka with enforced authority against the will of the people by many a Dictator backed by the said gang in the Muslim world. Rajapakse is a popularly elected President who hold all types of elections regularly. So, Pillay saying “showing signs of heading in an increasingly authoritarian direction” is nothing but a pop-up of her hare against Rajapakse rule. It is the true nature of her racially bias heritage.

    What attacks on Muslims, mosques, and religious schools in Sri Lanka you are talking about. Google and read it; you’ll find the most attacks against Muslims in Sri Lanka were Wahhabis attacking Suffis and Ahamadiyya. Do you not know that Rajapakse had used his ‘bit of authoritarianism’ to sooth such enmity between Muslims.’ In any case other so-called attacks against Muslims are just over played children’s quarrels when compared to routine attacks in our neighboring countries. Just read the current headline news of INDIA.

    So, don’t feel jealous for prevailing peace and tranquility in Sri Lanka. Be happy for it beautiful.

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      you need to call yourself a blind-patriot. Even a blind person can see through much better than you.

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        Tell me fellow commentator, what’s my blind spot, eh.

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    Pakistan is a failed State. That is why it is joining hands with Sri Lanka which evaded accountability for the blatant violation of human rights.

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    All Politicians are Hypocrites, you scratch my back I scratch your back theory.

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    The defenders or apologists of Sri Lanka government including Pakistan and Muslim cabinet ministers in the former may realise soon, if not already, that Muslims’ businesses and Mosques are targetted for demolition by the Sinhala-Buddhist extremists with the blessing of the ruling brothers. Only last year the ministers went to the Arab world to convass support for Sri Lanka in the UN HRC. When Tamils were attacked Muslims sided with the government. Now when the extremists come for them it is too late to do anything about it. Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif should not help SL leaders encourage militarisation and sideline the judiciary and rule of law that he himself defended under the dictator General Pervez Musharraf.

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    The defenders or apologists of Sri Lanka government including Pakistan and Muslim cabinet ministers in the former may realise soon, if not already, that Muslims’ businesses and Mosques are targetted for demolition by the Sinhala-Buddhist extremists with the blessing of the ruling brothers. Only last year the ministers went to the Arab world to convass support for Sri Lanka in the UN HRC. When Tamils were attacked Muslims sided with the government. Now when the extremists come for them it is too late to do anything about it. Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif should not help SL leaders encourage militarisation and sideline the judiciary and rule of law that he himself defended under the dictator General Pervez Musharraf.

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      Same posting under different names (saro and iqbal). We knew this Muslim game. Typical cheating by typical Muslim.

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    My husband and me fully agree with this article by Reema Omer.

    It is the duty of all Eelam Tamils in USA, to lobby their elected reps, and quote Reema. All those interested should contact my husband and me.

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      I’m interested … Give me the phone numbr, please … Thanks …

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      Me too, give us your email and the phone number. I shall visit you if you give me your address.

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      So what is you and your husband for others to get interested of?

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      I/we will reveal contact info, and full name only to genuine HR activists and other genuine persons. If you have good intentions, you will be able to figur out which Tamil organizations I/we belong to. Then you can obtain my/our contact info from them.

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    Shame on Nawaz Sheriff who is least bothered about the atrocities faced by the Muslims caused by the governement sponsored extremist buddhist monks.

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      Abu Mukarram,
      What about atrocities caused by Muslims jihadi fanatics like the one that butcherd the British soldier in many a country. Have you ever heard of ‘extremist buddhist monk’ ever done such butchery.

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        Islamic fanatics go for their kill for whatever cause they believe in !

        Buddhist monks go for the rape of helpless women and children – that’s the difference !

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          Point of View,
          Remember Malala. Was she not a child when she was shot at by Islamic fanatics. Now tell us the ‘whatever cause’ for them to shoot her? Very few my dear man.

          No Buddhist monk had done that sort of things. If any Buddhists monks were caught for ‘the rape of helpless women and children’ they were very few mortals. Your PBUH man suppose to be a prophet. Look at what he had done. He fancied the wife of the adopted son and screwed her. Tell us, how would you rate PBUH Muhammad consummating 9 year old Aisha.

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          Psst, that man who buggered you all those years ago wasn’t a Buddhist monk :)

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        I am no muslim ,

        R u living on the earth? it happened in Burma………Also it happened in Galle, Sri lanka……Same Buddhist butchered the Buddhist. They are also MARA regime goons……..
        Do you need more information?

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          Al Alan,
          I never heard anything of the sort in Galle. Come up with names with out bull shitting.

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            Weliveriya !

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    China Doll,
    Bloody a..hole,

    “..Indeed there is a China-Pak-Sri Lanka axis-alliance against India and the west..”

    So what’s wrong ?

    From which country are you ? Boot licker of US/West/India ??

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      If Rajapakses think they could hoodwink and mock China through their axis of alliance you are badly mistakien.

      India’s trade with China is over 400 times higher than Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is only a Begger of China while trade is 500 to 1 in favour of China. Same with between Pakistan and India.

      Therefore both China and Pakistan will never interfere in Sri Lanka’s political affairs with India. India still feed over 100,000 Sri Lankan refugees in their country, while Rajapakse is exporting refugees more to other countries. He cannot keep playing “Nadagamas” puppet shows.

      Let Rajapakses be more humble and Realistic when it comes to foreign affairs. Otherwise await for another Parippu drop.

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        Mahelaya is an anti national. This idiot thinks China weigh up everything on volume of trade. He doesn’t know that China is India’s biggest export market but not visa versa.

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        Mahela,

        “India’s trade with China is over 400 times higher than Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is only a Begger of China while trade is 500 to 1 in favour of China. Same with between Pakistan and India.”

        Can you dive some credible reference for the above, with China’s trade with the rest of Asia and with EU, USA, Middle East, Africa and South America.This will tell a lot.

        Amarasiri

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    John, you are talking thru your [Edited out] Its a China-Pak-Rajapak axis and the gullible citizens of Sri Lanka are paying for it.

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    A lady with a lot of beauty and brains. A very intelligent assessment of the situation, to the core. Those who resent this article are short-sighted (or even blind) bootlickers of the powers that be in Sri Lanka.

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    Reema Omer’s factual statement seems to have sent shivers down the spine of the MR Chinthana Loyalists, to berate her unable to counter her presented Facts. For all these Chinthana Buggers and Bitches the US is anathema for them. They keep on hammering the US and the West, little knowing that it is the very Americans and the West that sustains these Pol Pots in Power, because it is they who carry the brief for them. These Chinthana Buggers and Bitches are so dumb that they are indirectly helping their own Destruction which the West and the Americans are happily feeding them with dead rope. Way to go Sri Lanka.

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      Living in a cold damp basement this idiotic bugger gaminiya thinks he knows it all. He thinks the US economy is strong as it once was. He doesn’t know that today the US survives on foreign governments like China, Japan and others buying US treasury bonds. He doesn’t know that poor countries like Sri Lanka too help the US economy by holding printed papers (dollars) in their central bank vaults as foreign reserve. If all debtors demanded the US exchange dollars (printed papers) for gold or something valuable the US is in shit trouble. Gaminiya doesn’t know that one of the reasons the US toppled Gadaffi was that he was planning to introduce a gold backed currency to trade oil.

      Everyday the US National Debt continue to increase by over $4 billion. The US Treasury Department and the Census Bureau says every US household now owes foreign governments more than $47,495. All in all that is around 16 trillion. Of that they owe china around 2 trillion. But a new study by University of California-San Diego economics Professor James Hamilton says unreported debt by the US is over six times that declared figure.

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        This Chinthana Bugger thinks he is an Economic Pundit. He only has the same level of Economic knowledge as his Boss MR. Everyone knows the American Economy is in debt running into trillions of Dollars. Why, because they sustain Tin Pot regimes the world over and spending to keep strife going to project their hegemony. It is no secret that the Chinese have invested over Trillions of Dollars in the American Economy which is already in debt. Does one believe that the Chinese are fools to invest their money in the American Economy when it is in debt? The Americans not only control War, Violence, Economies and Resources throughout the world but also Politically all govts, including ours. These Chinthana Buggers have no insight to understand world intrigue, so what can one expect?

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        Please do not just base your arguments on statistics alone! Political stability is the principle element that will govern as to how economically sustainable a nation can be. The US has a sound political base and it can and will regain its financial stability. As for China, there is a good possibility that she will implode as it has autocracy at its base; when it happens, China would need the West much more than the West needing China. Mark my word!

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          Gamini,
          Though not multiparty country, in China, leadership elections involves grassroots. Gaminiya doesn’t know that 99% of villagers in China participate in electing their village leaders. They in turn elect provincial leaders, regional leaders and so on to the leaders at the very top. And that is Chinese socialist democracy. Any fool can see Chinese system work and multiparty system in India failed.

          In many a western country, less than 50% participate in the election process. In the US, it’s always one of the two parties get elected. For them, having two parties contesting elections is democracy. In spite of who win it, it is cooperate America and media that control the life and the economy in the US. Man is the street has no say. When occupy Wall Street protesters were chased out we’ve seen how American democracy work. If you want to have an understanding how cooperate America work, watch a very interesting and action movie called ‘Assault on Wall Street’.

          How can the US can not give a hand to develop poor countries. Its economy is in doldrums. They can only give Arabs Springs. But all of those countries are now facing bitter winters. The only successful thing the US gave are drone attacks to Pakistan and many other countries. Now they propose to give Tomahawks to Syria.

          The US borrow more and more to balance their budget. And they force other countries to increase worthless greenback reserves to popup their dollar based system. It is clear that the US and its allies have resorted to rob more and more oil wealth of other countries as a way to come out of their economic shit.

          The US never helped poor countries to improve their economies as China does now. The US policy has been to send economic hit men in the guise of economic advisers to third world countries. Read ‘economic hit man’ by John Perkins. He serialized what he did to Latin American countries on behalf of Cooperate America. Look at what happened to the oil wealth of Nigeria. Its all in the deep pockets of Wall street tycoons.

          Regaining Lanka published at the behest of UNP win in 2002 is a good example for us. If continued multinationals, their NGOs, henchmen and their servants here would have been controlling lives of Sri Lanka populace in the name of democracy where racists would be calling the shots. To say it all in short, the UNP would have made Sri Lanka another Toilet Nadu by now. Fortunately, the majority in Sri Lanka by far vehemently oppose the neo cons.

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            I am no muslim,

            ‘..Regaining Lanka published at the behest of UNP win in 2002 is a good example for us. If continued multinationals, their NGOs, henchmen and their servants here would have been controlling lives of Sri Lanka populace in the name of democracy where racists would be calling the shots. To say it all in short, the UNP would have made Sri Lanka another Toilet Nadu by now. Fortunately, the majority in Sri Lanka by far vehemently oppose the neo cons..”

            Bloody fool, what your bloody stupid cardboard hero Jarapassa is trying to do is to pickpocket ideas and plans from Ranil’s Regaining Sri Lanka economic and development plan. Your very mentioning about it witnesses this pickpocketing act: knowing you are a bloody rogue you write “Regaining Lanka” being unable to saying “Regaining Sri Lanka” because it was authored by Ranil and UNP! You kalakanni hathikare sold this country to bloody Chinese exploiters. What fucking NGO talks? Who owns Colombo harbor now? Who catches fish in deep sea? Who construct highways and railway lines? You bloody bastards sold this country to bloody Chinese fuckers. What is more, you fuckers have deprived the village impoverished bitches to sell their cunts to Colombo customers by importing Chinese whores to do prostitution jobs in Colombo! Get lost bloody pimp!

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    Madam Lankastan will support Pakistan.

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    Dry Cleaning Navaneethan Pillay…………..
    Guaranteed $$$$$$$$$$$$in todays terms.

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      While Dry cleaning Gota will earn you a free enema by the army and perhaps a replacement doll by Gota finger!

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    Poor ICJ, they spent so much time wheeling out LTTE terrorists as witnesses and putting together a “case” against Admiral Samarasinghe, only to have it thrown in the bin by the Aussie Federal Police. Seems they’re still reeling from the embarrassment :)

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    I have warned the Asian leaders, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The China’s influence is increasing in the country, so does the Rajapaksa brothers’ madness. This unusual political development will be a detrimental to the South Asia’s stability. India has to make the most of the CHOGM to remove the Rajapaksa brothers and safeguard the stability in the South Asia. The Rajapaksa brothers will change the country as a criminal state, and take the ethnic problem to the next level. They are basically thugs, this government has less educated fools in the key positions since the independence. I am warning you, the country is heading to a unrepairable stage. The people must wake up and throw the thugs out of the offices ASAP. They found posters in the North and explosives in the South, what a coincidence one week before the election in the North. This is a trick of the government to undermine the TNA. The country is no longer the Socialist Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka. It is a criminal state of the Rajapaksa brothers. In other words wonder of Asia according to the thugs.

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    Reema,

    The only shameful act by Pakistan in the Lankan affair is courting the Lankan Leaders who are patrons of BBS and we all know what BBS stand for. BBS show religious intolerance by their attack on Temples and Mosques and Lankan Leaders and Pakistan Politicians are brothers at arms.
    Pakistan has no other dimension in Sinhala Lanka as India wont allow any Hanky Panky.

    But there are similarities:

    1) The religious intolerance between Sunni and Shia in Pakistan and in Sri Lanka the religious intelorance is a new phenomenon under BBS.
    2) In Sri Lanka lack of respect for Rule of Law same as in Pakistan but in Pakistan this is brought on by the dislike for anything Western and hence the preference for Sharia Law.
    3) Corruption is endemic in both Countries.

    In Sinhala Lanka we dont have any Charismatic Leader who can hold the Nation together other than an attempt to rule by force and carry out ethnic cleansing.
    But at least in Pakistan you have a Charismatic Leader in the shape of Imran Khan who is clean and appeals accross a wide spectrum of people.

    He is 50 not out and might reach a Century next time and hold the innings together.

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