12 November, 2018

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Tamil National Alliance -A Sinking Ship

By Kumarathasan Rasingam

Kumarathasan Rasingam

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) was formed with the blessings of Liberation of Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader late Pirabhakaran in 2002. While LTTE was engaged in armed resistance, TNA was mooted to agitate peacefully among the Tamils ,and in the Parliament to draw the attention and support of the International Community. TNA also supported the LTTE’s goal of a separate state which was mandated in the General Election of 1977 following the historical Vaddukoddai Resolution in May 1976 sponsored by the late leader SJV Chelvanayakam.

During the genocidal war between LTTE and Sri Lankan Government [2006-2009] TNA struck to four demands of Tamils which were placed for negotiations in the Thimpu talks in 1985 in Bhutan between United National Party and Tamil representatives.

Even during the height of the war, TNA leader Sampanthan in the Parliament in 2008 made the following principled correct statement emphatically and with just anger. 
“Minorities in Sri Lanka Tamils and Muslims feel that they have a place in Sri Lanka as long as they are compelled to fall in line and be slaves within a Sinhalese identity and within the contour of Sinhalese nationalism”.

The war between the LTTE and Sri Lanka’s Security Forces was ended by the Sri Lankan Government in 2009 with the military, logistical support, assistance and encouragement provided by 22 countries who justified the means to end it with genocide without taking into account, the root causes of war, the 60 year legitimate sufferings and grievances of Tamils from 1948. The brutal war harvested genocidal crimes, which were ignored by United Nations, UN Security Council and International Community who closed their eyes and ears to the crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. Geo-politics and military interests prevailed over universal human rights.

The victorious Sri Lankan Government led by Mahinda Rajapaksa won the elections who ruled as president until 2015 when he was defeated unexpectedly due to dictatorial family rule, corruption, abuse of power, financial fraud, political vendetta etc.

TNA during the rule of Mahinda Rajapaksa could not raise its voices without fearing for their lives and security. As usual, Rajapaksa dangled the carrot and stick policy to cajole and dump the TNA after holding several deceptive empty round of talks with TNA who fell for the trap and tantrums of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa brought new hopes for Tamils who were determined to bring down Mahinda Rajapaksa who inflicted the worst crimes and sufferings for the Tamils. The “Good Governance” of Ranil Wickermesinghe and Maithiripala Sirisena was seen as a light at the end of the tunnel.

TNA wholeheartedly supported the “Good Governance” and went all out to endorse the Government’s programs including the ‘budget’ which allocated increasing funds for defense including Security Forces. TNA leader Sampanthan became the leader of the opposition which was also the liking of Ranil/Maithiri Government. By this step the “Good Governance” devalued and stultified the constructive opposing role of the position of an opposition leader who is supposed to voice the opposition for measures and shortcomings affecting the people as a whole. However, opposition leader is yet to play the role of opposing and/or criticizing the Government’s failings particularly breach of promises to Tamils and International Community, United Nations, UN Human Rights Council [UNHRC] etc. including corruption, nepotism, and financial wrong doings.

TNA has so far neither opposed nor criticized or voted against the present Government on several matters affecting the people as a whole. TNA is in many ways playing the role of a guardian and protector of the Government, despite its dismal record of performances so far.

It is all the more distressing to note the continued backing of this Government by TNA despite its flagrant breaches of promises made to Tamils on various occasions. A few important promises made by the government are worth mentioning:-

1. The release of all Tamil political prisoners within six months made in 2017.

2. The release of civilian lands occupied by the Security Forces.

3. The prosecution of suspected war criminals.

4. The prosecution of past ministers and officials who were involved in massive frauds and misappropriations of state and public funds.

5. The promise to trace and rack down the ill-gotten wealth lying in overseas banks.

6. The setting up of an internal judicial mechanism to investigate war crimes etc.

7. The promise given to the children [who lost their mother] more than six months ago to release Raja Suthakaran from prison on compassionate grounds.

8. The current launching of North-East Development with fan fare is just another ploy and bait for the United Nations, UNHRC and International community and Tamils to cool off the burning questions of justice, accountability and reconciliation as demanded.

9. The promise of the President Maithiri to repeal the internationally condemned draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act [PTA] is now a joke. It is surprising how Sri Lanka got back its GSP+ concessions from European Union cheating the EU Officials by producing a diluted draft of a new amended Law to replace the PTA and succeeded in its cheating.

Coming to TNA’s performance after 2015, one can observe it as a sorry ZERO.

1. TNA has failed to press the government to release the prisoners languishing in jail for more than 10 years.

2. TNA has failed to agitate for an International Investigation, not even an internal independent investigation.

3. TNA has failed to take appropriate action to expedite the release of lands seized by the security forces.

4. TNA has failed to stop the ongoing construction of Buddhist Viharas in the North and East where hardly any Buddhist live. So far 131 Buddhist Viharas were built in the North since 2009 obviously with the passive acquiescence of TNA. [It is to be noted millions of Dollars have been spent for this while the people in the North live in poverty and there is no development or employment]

5 TNA has miserably failed to stop the settlements of Sinhalese in Tamils traditional and historical homeland under the massive Mahaveli Development Scheme [Intentionally planned by the Sinhalese Governments to settle Sinhalese in Tamils homeland]

6. TNA’s callous unconcern and disregard to agitate and press upon the Government and International community to fully investigate the enforced disappearances of about 60,000 during the last stages of war.

7. TNA’s utter failure and indifference to initiate or even participate fully in frontal position in the non-violent campaigns launched by the crying relatives of disappeared and the landless orphans whose seized lands are now the sources and wealth of the security forces. [Large scale farming, running Hotels, Restaurants etc by the Security Forces]

8. TNA has failed to press upon the Government to grant the powers over land and police to the tottering North and Eastern Provinces as stated in the Indo/Sri Lanka Accord of 1967.

9. TNA has failed to stop the desecration and destruction of archeological evidences of religious sites relating to Tamils.

10. TNA has failed to call for an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the mass graves where skeletons of more than 108 including children are discovered in Mannar. It is also surprising the Government has suddenly transferred the sitting Judge of Mannar – Tamils suspect there is some ulterior motive behind this to sweep this under the carpet like what they did to the investigation of the Mass graves discovered in Chemanni, Jaffna.

11. TNA has failed to stop the employment of Sinhalese Government Officers in the North where Tamil civilians [99%] go for official matters. This causes delays, misunderstandings and communication problems to the Tamil civilians.

12. Failed to press upon the Government to expedite the finalization of a new constitution which is now lying in cold storage or call for a referendum as a last resort on the basis of self-determination which is one of the promises in TNA’s election Manifesto [Like in Canada/Quebec and England/Scotland]

13. TNA has completely abandoned its election manifesto promises particularly a Federal Form of Government and opting for a united Government within a unitary state and has abandoned the call for a North East merged province as laid down in the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord 1987.

14. TNA’s deliberate refusal or remaining unreasonably silent to declare or describe the “Genocidal Killings” of Tamils during 2006 to 2009 as GENOCIDE. It is possible that United Nation’s reluctance to call it as Genocide so far could be due to TNA’s non-acceptance of the Genocide. It is to be stated that United Nations has already described the ‘Rohingya Muslims” humanitarian crisis, deaths and killings inflicted by the Myanmar Security Forces as ‘Genocide’ United Nations utter unconcern and inaction regarding the Tamils Genocide is un-excusable and unjustifiable in this matter.

15. TNA completely failed to force the Sri Lankan Government to repeal the DRACONIAN Prevention of Terrorism PTA and also not shown any interest or concern to press for the repeal of this DRACONIAN LEGISLATION which targets the Tamils.

16. TNA also failed to call for the repel of the Sixth Amendment to the constitution which strikes the fundamental rights of freedom of expression of citizen, and in this case the Amendment targets the Tamils only. This Amendment also violates the United Nations Conventions dealing with human rights.

17. TNA has not raised its opposition to the budgetary proposals to build 1000 Buddhist Viharas mostly in the North and East to Buddhisise the country.
With all promises of President and Prime Minister having been swept under the carpets, TNA which has mandated to agitate first for a separate state, has now plunged into a toothless TNA, extending co-operation, supporting the Government for all its actions including voting against the ‘No Confidence Motion’ brought against the Prime Minister, while closing its eyes, ears and mouth to see, to hear or speak any evil of Government.

It is obvious that TNA has preferred to better lead a life of comforts with all perks and privileges, rather than frittering its energy and time in waging protests and demonstrations against the Government, after noting that the Tamil victims themselves are doing this job for them in a better way.

The Sri Lankan Government’s age old policy of divide and rule always succeeds and the present Government has fared better to break the mood and spirit of TNA while making it as a subservient party.

The bait of the ‘Opposition Leadership Office’ has been swallowed with full gratitude by TNA, thereby dissipating the unity of Tamils and drowning their voices and spirit of fighting for their rights and injustices to secure justice and equal rights to live with dignity. If TNA fails to mend and change its course even now history will record them later as betrayers of Tamils causes and possibly be called as traitors to the thousands of dead souls of Tamils who sacrificed their lives for the Tamils to live with dignity, respect and security in the future.

To sum up, it is apt to quote the farewell statement of His Excellency Al-Raad Al-Hussain – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka on 30th August.
“Tamil communities dispossessed of their land by the military decades ago still live in the most basic and deplorable conditions, military refuses the request of Government to release the lands so the innocent and displaced continue to suffer terribly”.

The question is:

Is there any Tamil leader or leaders who can act and end the miseries of Tamil victims?

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    This is harsh……”.Mr .Pirahaparan helped Mr Sampathar to form the TNA in 2002″.
    No wonder Mr Pirahaparan didn’t try to kill Mr Sampathar,
    While Doughie had to dodge the Bullets and LTTE suicide Bombs on many ocassions.
    Now Doughie lives in Jaffna.
    Wonder where Mr Sampathar is?…..

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      Sumaya, at least you got half the spelling of VP’s name right, clever boy. Clap, Clap, Clap

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “No wonder Mr Pirahaparan didn’t try to kill Mr Sampathar,”

      VP the psychopath never attempted to kill JR, Premadasa, the Weeping Widow, Dr Mahinda, Dingiri Banda Wijetunga, …. William Gopallawa, …………. either. What do you read from it?

      “While Doughie had to dodge the Bullets and LTTE suicide Bombs on many ocassions. Now Doughie lives in Jaffna.”

      KP lives close to Douglas’s Jaffna, only 40 miles away in Killinochchi.
      Karuna also lives in Sri Lanka.
      Poor Pillayan is in prison.

      What is your point?

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        NV:
        Why is KAS still blaming PV when SL’s own CID after investigations on key assassinations and murders are pointing the finger at the state and its military.
        Kadirgama
        Rajvir
        Maheswaran
        The list goes on.

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          Burt

          “Why is KAS still blaming PV when SL’s own CID after investigations on key assassinations and murders are pointing the finger at the state and its military”

          VP’s stupid b***s carriers put out the word or claimed privately that LTTE assassinated to make its supporters happy and productive.
          You missed one more person, General Denzil Kobbekaduwa.

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        The point is no country accommodates ex terrorists like Sri Lanka.

        Soma

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          somass

          “The point is no country accommodates ex terrorists like Sri Lanka.”

          Oh I see.
          Have you analysed post terrorism state of all the countries that suffered from major internal conflicts?
          Please let us have your comparative analysis so we can see for ourselves and also learn from it.
          Probably Sri Lanka is the only country which tolerated state terrorism since 5th April 1971, nearly 45 years.

          I envy your ability to selectively remember serious events and history.

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    In the first paragraph you have confirmed that USA – claim that TNA was the LTTE proxies. SO, I think why Sri lankan govt di dnot prosecute TNA. I heard TNA used to or did defecate in the same parliament that they wooing to stay and thrive. Those countries that help4d Sri lankan to decimate and eliminate LTTE by providing weapons, intelligence information and sattalite information and LTTE movements are the same countries that helped LTTE and Tamils to start and continue it. YOu live in one of thsoe countreis and you are one of those agents. The important thing is amidst all the problems and barriers Sri lankan Army has done a marvellous job. So, the Tamils at the village level whether it is in Yapanaya or else where are with the Army. There are Tamil Leaders who use the same old tactics, Tribal politics, constitution, Tanil homeland, Genocide and vlah blah to win the Tamil hearts. TNA knows they are bankrupt. I hope Sinhala politicians, not from the same old FLSP and UNP represent Tamils The best option is Sinhalise Tamils and treat them as ours. So, they never have to worry about their children once they are dead.

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    Mr Rasingham, Foreign countries supported the elimination of your racist, murderous outfit the LTTE for their terrorist, genocidal, suicide bombing activities. Rather than preach hatred why don’t you come up with ideas to make peace with the Sinhalese? Your so called leaders; Ponna, Sunda, Chelva, Ramanathans have not achieved anything for your people with their talk of hate, ultimatums, demands. Find a cure for your hatred for the Sinhalese and start a meaningful dialogue with the fair minded Sinhalese. Or, continue to rot in your hate filled little world. Remember though, your people have pursued hate for the Sinhalese, death and destruction with terrorism and, achieved zero. Ah! but the humiliating defeat at Nandikadal!!!

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      Foreign Apartheid regimes collaborated to the Sri Lankan regime and their hands are soaked with innocent human blood.

      LTTE was a product of Sinhala Buddhist genocidal regime’s oppression and war crimes. As Indian progressive leaders Indra Gandhi, MGR could not tolerate Sinhala barbarianism, they trained and armed LTTE to struggle against Sinhala racist forces and mitigate state terrorism.

      No Tamil with esteem will deal with Sinhala Buddhist racist barbarians as no dialogue with war criminals! If you believe that Tamils are wrong, you should demand for an international independent investigation for all crimes committed by all parties and a solution that was created by British colonialism;

      Even the Last Kandyan King was a Tamil who treated and ruled Sinhalese with decency, fairness, ethically and morally.

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    For Demala politicians the non-existing ‘Tamil Problem’/’Ethnic Problem’/’National Issue’/ is like what we call in Sinhala ‘higannage thuwalaya’ (beggar’s wound) that never heals.

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      Eagle Eye seems to be half blind, but venting the spleen of inappropriate comments. Thank you for admitting that it is not a Tamil problem, and rather it is a ‘Sinhalese problem’, as Sinhalese, the ruling majority miserably failed to resolve the issues amicably for Sri Lanka to prosper be etched in the world map. Because of this blunder today the whole country is suffering for the last 70 years of the terrible miseries and there is no sign of prosperity in sight. Thank God for the Tamil people who had migrated to the developing countries possessing trillions of dollars willing to invest back in Sri Lanka.

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        PARAMANATHAN
        “Because of this blunder today the whole country is suffering for the last 70 years of the terrible miseries”
        ———————
        Sinhalayo suffered for more than 2000 years because of Demala invasions. Except for few ‘Kalu Suddas’ the rest of the Sinhalayo have not forgotten the history.
        ———————
        What bloody issues not resolved by Sinhalayo?

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          Eagle Eye,
          The whole issue is that you all are only worried about what happened thousands of years before and refusing to come to term of the present situation in the country and to work towards for tomorrow. Issues are many, we produced many housemaids and unskilled workers (closer to a million) to be employed in Middle Eastern countries to be tortured, abused and robbed in the hands of the vultures which is nobody’s concern. This is just one big issue likewise there are many more ruining our country gradually. Come on wake up from the deep slumber to understand the issues.

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    TNA was/is LTTE political outfit that was working on behalf of Eelam Agenda by divided Island by ethnic background.
    We are country of Democracy accepts people sovereignty-power that derived from Will by ballot of People . TNA is anti-establishment outfit it against democratic system of governances which is rule by Tamil chanavism. The politics of TNA and its political road map are aim at the great splitters of our- Island in future.

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    The caption of ‘TNA A SINKING SHIP’ itself is a known fact mostly due to political bankruptcy of TNA. Question is how long would it take? Until the next election? Now that Viggie is also rocking the boat to form a new party to prolong his political journey to meet his ideologies. He may be targeting for a parliamentary seat. In Sri Lankan context, political bankruptcy is a common syndrome among the political parties. Because of the fact politician are more often forget People’s mandate. People living in the north and the east are having burning issues to be addressed and resolved immediately. TNA and Vigie like politicians deliberately don’t want to know those issues or showing blind eyes. Therefore political bankruptcy for such politicians is not a distant dream.

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    ‘While LTTE was engaged in armed resistance’

    What sort of complete arse calls suicide bombs and massacres ‘resistance’? I’m glad the LTTE were wiped out. The TNA should be too.

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      Taraki

      While not condoning suicide bombing could you tell us what sort of compassionate state carpet bomb schools, temples, churches, vehicles, boats crossing Kilali crossing, orphanage, moving and stationary vehicles, shells, houses, set fire to library, …………………………. kill innocent civilians in tens of thousands …………?

      Alright, by the same token, when will you wipe out the armed forces police force and all the political parties which perpetrated war crimes from 5th April 1971 to 9th January 2015?

      Please stop being an old record.

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    Kumarathasan Rasingam
    You’re living in the West comfortably with the welfare payments provided to you as a senior citizen by the government. Why don’t you just enjoy the few years you have left and allow the innocent Tamils in Sri Lanka to live in peace at least now after decades of suffering? They suffered because of racist Tamils like you. You created the fascist LTTE, started the war, and then fled the country for them to fight and die. Tamils like you are equally responsible, with the Sri Lankan government, for what you call the genocide. You sent your children to the best universities over there, while sending money to the LTTE to recruit the children of poor Tamils as child soldiers to be sacrificed as suicide killers and cannon fodder. If there’s ever going to be a war crimes trial, you should be the first accused on the Tamil side because you’re still trying to bring back the terrorist LTTE which is responsible for many war crimes. Now from the comfort of the West, you’re giving a laundry list of duties to poor Sampanthan. You want him to mobilize the people and confront the government with big demonstrations to win your demands. That means you want to see more violence in Sri Lanka. I think you like to see Sampanthan killed. Is that why you’re branding him as a ‘traitor’? Do you think then you can make a big hue and cry in Geneva. Let the man live and carry on the way he’s doing. I think he has at least succeeded in convincing the moderate and the fair-minded among the Sinhalese that through constitutional methods a true reconciliation can be reached. It looks like you’re afraid of this possibility. Because you like to keep the people here polarized and the conflict alive so that you can impress the Tamil old ladies over there that though old you are still a virile Tiger.

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      Thanks a lot Ajay, you spared me the trouble of writing a comment.

      Soma

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      How about the Genocide of 1956,1958,1977,1981,1983. Wpuld you mind commenting on them

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      Ajay,
      How do you know That Kumarathasan live comfortably in the West with the welfare payments given by the government? Do you live in Srilanka with the money you robbed from Tamils in Colombo during 1983 genocidal attack on Tamils by Sinhalese racists like you? LTTE was created in Srilanka by Sinhala racism and genocide attack on Tamils by Sinhalese thugs like you. Sinhalese Srilanka has a history of just 70 years with continuous bloodbath in this soil well before LTTE. What was the cause of the 1958 terror against Tamils? What was the cause for 1970 Sinhala only JVP terror and brutal counter terror which killed thousands of innocent Sinhalese lives? Do you think all these brutality came to this island from the Tamils living in the West? Don’t put the fingers on LTTE or any others before you understand the fundamental cause for the problems of this country. You don’t want to look at the fundamental problem with the governance lead by Sinhalese Buddhist politicians since the power changed from British to Sinhalese? They are opportunistic and they use racism as a weapon to come to power again and again. They will continue to create JVP and LTTE in order to come to power and destroy this island.

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      Ajay,
      It seems difficult to understand your sketchy logic. Did you mean by “if every an inquiry” the Lankawe’s Internal Inquiry? Probably you missed the UNHRC Irresolution 30/1. Because the drafters used wrong English of “Foreign and Common wealth Lawyers and Judges”, Lankawe is not obligated to setup an inquiry on leaders’ and commanders’ War Crimes. But on the other side too, if is there the chance of “ever an inquiry of Lankawe Internal” was killed by UNHRC. They explicitly requested Lankawe to conduct an inquiry of the LTTE’s matters, as a special-separate clause. Too sharp owl eyed & too shrewd foxy minded Ranil took this as trap to catch Old King. You may know what happened to Pillaiyan. They arrested, after 2015 election, Vas, Duminda & Pillaiyan to make a show to world that they are after the criminals. Duminda had left UNP and gone to SLFP while Hirunika left SLFP and went to UNP. So Duminda went to prison. Vas got out by earnestly supporting Old Royals. Genevan received a special pardon though he attempted kill New King. But Pillaiyan could not get out. Further, his lawyer had to request for him get home meals because the fear of government poising him like Tamilini. These all somersaults appeared in Colombo Media because Pillaiyan said Old King ordered him to kill New King. Now the court cannot hear his witness. So he is in the prison forever. It is the same situation in the “If ever an inquiry come and Rasingam get arrested on behalf of LTTE and investigated”. Rasingam cannot open his mouth in any Lankawe court. You remember Corporal Rajapaksa has to be put in prison by Chandrika instead of making him as crown witness? Because Rajapaksa has made the Chemani victims to be identified. After that Appe Aanduwa ordered Rapist Army to strip victims nude and bury in Mannar mass murder dump. That is what they are witnessing on Ponny ordering to strip Pirapaharan’s body too.

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        Mallaiyuran: Agree, there is no logic in … “If there’s ever going to be a war crimes trial, you should be the first accused ….” It was a rhetorical statement meant to tease and taunt the Tiger named (Ra) Singam. He’s aging and toothless, but apparently still has the tail according to some female sleuths here.

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    Kumarathasan Rasingam is excessively exaggerative in “Tamil National Alliance -A Sinking Ship”.
    .
    Tamils have been sailing stormy seas from day one of independence. The captains used several approaches to navigate but the language/religion-divide gale is very strong. In the mainland some are profiting from the storm but others have begun to feel the pinch.
    The Rasingam comment ~ “…………It is obvious that TNA has preferred to better lead a life of comforts with all perks and privileges, rather than frittering its energy and time in waging protests and demonstrations against the Government, after noting that the Tamil victims themselves are doing this job for them in a better way………”.
    This is childishly puerile. If TNA did a Devananda or Karuna Amman, they will by now own good part of N&E. The ‘perks and privileges’ is what other MPs get. The difference is: None in TNA are making it into the giga-nouveau riche.
    Rasingam points out the ‘failures’ of TNA. He just does not see the obdurate side of successive GoSL.
    Lankans are beginning to realise that we are all down to subsistence level. The cause?
    .
    Rasingam: To cut a long story short: Your article is no more than a ‘fermented burp’ (pulzichal ervarai)

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    It’s good to sink all the political parties with racial identity.

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      Parties with the names like HELA Urumaya, TAMIL National Alliance and MUSLIM Congress should not be recognised by the Elections Commissioner.
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      Soma

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    LTTE was a product of Sinhala Buddhist Apartheid, racism and state oppression and with the support of great leaders including Mrs. Indra Gandhi and MGR. Tamils struggle is legitimate and British colonialism that merged Tamil Kingdom with Sinhala land is responsible for Tamils’ sufferings at the hands of Sinhala Buddhist racist government. Legitimate Tamil struggle for freedom, demand for genocide accountability will get momentum globally until Justice is delivered.

    Like Indra Gandhi, former PM of India supported LTTE, US is funding and arming rebels to fight against the Syrian government. But the same US allegedly collaborated to the genocidal and oppressive Sri Lanka government against legitimate freedom struggle.

    World is fully aware that ANC of South Africa was banned by occupying Apartheid Caucasian rulers with the support of western leaders and even Nelson Mandela was branded as a “terrorist” by the same leaders including Margaret Thatcher. Most Western governments are biased, racist, apply double standard policies all the time and they are evil too as they support oppressive and dictatorship governments; They simply talk about Democracy, Rule of Law, Justice, Human rights that are topics for discussion and history tells soundly and loudly how these Western governments ill-treated Indigenous people, Natives, Slaves, non-Caucasians and it was unbelievable cruelty.

    Can we expect fairness, Justice or trust these leaders? Tamil is one of the oldest languages in this planet, historical records indicate on it’s richness and advanced nature.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8757rrUTtY

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      Sri Lanka Buddhist leaders must understand that the collaborators to genocide against Tamils will change their mind at any time, like they changed and supported ANC in South Africa, or will demand for genocide investigation and accountability for war crimes.

      Tamils are now spread all over the planet, progressing very well, reaching new heights in academics, professionalism and technology, become involved in politics too and will continue to demand for Justice until perpetrators are brought to accountability! Tamils are now well recognized for their contribution in many nations that will help change governments’ mind towards solving Tamils struggle for freedom and independence.

      Meanwhile power greedy, racist and chauvinistic Sinhala leaders pawn Sri Lanka to China and other countries, depriving Sinhalese rights and sovereignty. International investigation must be held about assets held by Rajapakse family prior to he became President and at present as it will provide details of corruption, crime money, drug money if any and other details.

      Sinhala Buddhist Apartheid racism and hatred only destroyed Sri Lanka’s progress, continue to bleed human blood, rape, torture and crimes against humanity and Sinhalese are fully responsible for it!

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        “Tamils are now spread all over the planet, progressing very well, reaching new heights in academics, professionalism and technology, become involved in politics too and will continue to demand for Justice until perpetrators are brought to accountability!”
        ———————————-
        Good! Start with Prabhakaran, LTTE cadres who committed heinous crimes against unarmed civilians and hiding with new identities in western countries, Demala politicians who gave support to LTTE.

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    Kumarathasan Rajasingam is a well known political buffoon living in Canada. His job as a security guard gives him plenty of time to stoke the flames of communal hatred by his rash writings. He battles for the LTTE fellow-travellers in Diaspora. Knowing the man,  his insulting and degrading observations are understandable.  But for the time being if the TNA is indeed a sinking ship why he is wasting his time on the TNA? Why his political mentor Wigneswaran is desperate to jump into the sinking ship? Is it not an insane act?

    He has ended his long rigmarole by posing the following question rhetorically: 

     “Is there any Tamil leader or leaders who can act and end the miseries of Tamil victims?” There is one such ‘leader’ and he resides in Canada enjoying all the comforts of life one can imagine.

    If he is sincere in his criticism, he should instead of barking at the trees from a distance like a canine, he should go back to Ceylon, form a political party, contest elections and resolve all the problems the Tamil people are facing and create a paradise on earth.

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      Thanga-velu is noted for his blind support for TNA. His mentor Sum opened his filthy mouth in Galle saying that the Tamils are not demanding Federal System, but some changes in the 13th Amendment will do to satisfy the Tamils.
      later in Jaffna he completely denied it and claim that the TNA’s election manifesto Federal system still remains. But his speech in Sinhalese is now in media. He did say that Tamils does not demand federalism but some changes in the 13th Amendment is sufficient.
      Can the supporter of the Sinking Ship TNA come out with the truth on this matter.

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        The news Sumanthiran (and TNA) is willing to abandon federalism if…….appeared in Times of India 01 September. There was a big big IF and so is not a cave in.
        https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/sri-lankan-tamils-may-abandon-federalism-for-greater-power-to-provinces-lawmaker/articleshow/65636067.cms 01sp18
        It is good to show that this view is not supported by all. The “Yes Sir, Yes Sir” has reached useby date.
        Rasingam was expressing how much this hurt him.
        We must be proud that our leaders are all seeking justice and not trying to enhance their own wealth.

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        Kumarathasan,
        Demala politicians talk one thing in the south and completely a different thing in the north. That is the reason why our elders told ‘The only Demala that you can trust is the unborn Demala and the dead Demala’. They told these things with experience they gained over a long period.

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          Eagle Blind Eye

          “Demala politicians talk one thing in the south and completely a different thing in the north. “

          Its not true, their reach is upto and including Colombo not anywhere in the South. Southern politicians actually defined and developed the art of glossolalia, speaking in tongues, doublespeak and gobbledygook.

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        I think Sumanthiran’s speech in Galle is as unconvincing as that of a disheveled black coat of his fraternity pleading innocence for a fee of Rs.10/- on behalf of his client charged for riding a bicycle without light before a bored magistrate in Colombo Hulftsdorp.

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      It is not civilized or proper to expose personal attributes and situation instead of writing your response to the writing, views on the TNA, their vision and other details.

      For example, please do not underestimate a security guard’s credential and abilities as I helped an individual who was a security guard with MSc in Mathematics, ACMA, AIB and he migrated to Canada on a self-sponsor category. Many highly qualified people unable to secure suitable employment in Canada due to various reasons and many professional are moving to USA for better opportunities (recent Globe and Mail article on “Brain drain”).

      We need to learn to respect everyone and their point of view first. We may try to explain our views and facts if others are willing to listen. Are you not receiving Canadian Government’s benefits (OAS or welfare)? What is your contribution to Canada? Canada should deport those who claimed asylum in Canada but once become a permanent resident or citizen, visit to the same country they disclosed as life threatening in their asylum application.

      Over 70 years of oppression and current TNA leadership should have retired as he is losing steam and energy due to his age and freedom struggles require strong, bold, charismatic with articulative talent and Sumanthiran is incapable, lack of abilities, untrustworthy and a total disaster. Tamils rally behind Hon. C V Wigneswaran and he has admiration for his efforts and not the same for any TNA leader.

      I too agree that TNA is a sinking ship that is betraying Tamils due to potential corruption, hanging on to leadership despite unable to deliver or satisfy Tamils’ demands, political prisoners still in prison, no government response to disappeared Tamils and TNA is a total FAILURE.

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    Dear Author and all participants,
    It is very sad to find even to date the Sri Lankan Government is not prioritizing the urgent need for a peaceful and happy life for the future generation. If the Government took care of the Country first and not a race or a religion first it is sure asking for violence. Enough is enough, all Sri Lankans have faced enough violence. Still not satisfied? Keep digging your dirty poop again and again and bury the little dignity given from 20015. Whoever who takes the reigns in their hand never do what is good for the Country. The ancient tribalism and using the numerical advantage to keep the minorities suppressed is the clear priority for any Government coming to power. They never seem to understand what you get is what you give! You don’t even care to look at other Countries that have got ruined by suppressing minorities. Minorities are a major asset for any Country in the whole world. Minorities do not dare to plunder and murder. Instead minorities always enrich with endeavor as in all other Countries where they are welcome to improve their economy. When even the Judiciary can be dictated by politicians, minorities in Sri Lanka cannot raise the head and likewise the whole of Sri Lanka too cannot raise its head!

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      Thanks Richard.
      It is the ruling Sinhalese denied Tamils’ rights, freedom and unleash terror upon them. Only an International independent war crimes, human rights abuses and genocide investigation will put an end to state abuses and crimes against humanity.

      Demand for accountability and justice are branded as terrorism by Sinhalese and Sinhala Buddhist state. No one can tolerate this maniacs and criminal mindset for long.

      International community intervention is sooner than later to end Sri Lanka state terrorism that has now spread to Myanmar.

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    We reasonable users of this forum outrightly reject the racist whinging propagated by Kumarathasan Rasingam. Don’t write articles like this again please. Publish them in Tamilnet not here.

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      Mrs Udubaddewa

      Chun Pann’s Madam

      “We reasonable users of this forum outrightly reject the racist whinging propagated by Kumarathasan Rasingam.”
      -.
      Congratulations, you found your perfect match.

      Well it is up to CT editor to decide.
      It is up to Tamilnet editor to decide.

      Ignore the article if you don’t like it.
      Comment if you like it, comment if you don’t like it.

      Are you trying to tell readers of CT and Tamilnet what they could read and what they should avoid.
      You would have made a suitable censor for Gota, Idi Amin, Sadam Hussein, Pol Pot, …… .

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      There is no racism at all, it is all facts: the trouble you people are not willing to accept the truth and your mindset in believing the Mahavamsa myth [imaginary story] that Sri Lanka belongs to Sinhalese only.
      Mahavamsa was written Pali language [now dead language] before Sinhalese language existed. Translated into Sinhalese later and you all claim it is your holy book.

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    Eagle Eye looks like your parents and elders have done an immense job in raising you.WOW hats off. “The only demala you can trust is the unborn one and dead demala” but then you end up killing that one too????? By the way I too disagree with the author and his writing. I do not see any difference between you and him.

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    TNA a sinking ship? No sir, it was sunk longtime ago. What floats now are only skeletons.

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    Mr Kumarathasan Rasingam,

    I saw your tiger tail under your sarong

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      You think he may have accidentally dropped the tiger tail and that is why you picked it up and brought to CT. I would think he intentionally dropped the tiger tail so you could pick it up and parade it for ever.

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    Writer of this article has no love for Tamil people.He supported along with TNA the ruthless terrorist group and still talking about Devisive politics.It is high time you start helping Tamils of all casts to achieve their best be it educating wealth and equality .Small country like Sri Lanka has provincial councils to meet the needs of the population in the district.It is high time that all Northen politicians start working with Sinhalese majority for the benifit of all Lankans Sinhalese,Tamils,Muslims,Malays,Sindis,Boras,Chinese,Burgers,and Veddas.Why don’t you talk to your diaspora friends and get funds and start helping destitute war widows.It is high time Notherners think of them selves 1 St as Sri Lamkan and not always tell lies about how Tamils are treated by Sinhala Buddist.Sri Lankan government was fighting a ruthless Terrorist group. And govt never went from door to door killing Tamils to destroy Tamil race.There was no Genocide by Govt.On the other hand LTTE were practicing Genocide by chasing and killing Muslims and killing young and babies depriving water by closing and damaging water supply to people .we come to this earth for a short time.live your life well to benifit human race do not create hatred and animosity.

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    >> Is there any Tamil leader or leaders who can act and end the miseries of Tamil victims? <<

    The writer indirectly hints by this question, that Vigneshwaran, should be the one to replace TNA , for his demands border on separatism.
    The Tamils have to realise that they ARE a minority and have to live with the majority, like in EVERY other country. Taking advantage of the fact that Tamil Nadu is next door is counter productive. They should not say the north is their's because the majority of the inhabitants are Tamil. On that same argument the Sinhalese can say that the rest of the country is their's as the majority is Sinhalese and the tamils sould get out. Anyone should has the right to live anywhere in the country. The same goes to the temples.There are many Hindu temples and mosques in the south and they are free to build within the available regulations. Fanning the race issue is not wise of Visneswaran!

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      The garawi postulations are yet another ‘vertical thoughts’.
      .
      {“…….Tamils have to realise that they ARE a minority and have to live with the majority…..”}.
      Tamils knew this. For the past seventy years they been telling a brick-wall, “Not as second-class citizens”.
      .
      {“…….Anyone should has the right to live anywhere in the country……..”}.
      Agreed. But do you agree that the Tamils never got ANY state protection during the pogroms against them?
      .
      {“………There are many Hindu temples and mosques in the south and they are free to build within the available regulations…….”}.
      In the N&E there is the ‘regulations imposed by the Armed Services’. Buddhist temples spring up under Armed protection.
      .
      Is it time for the garawis to think creatively? We have been sliding down all along.

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    Tamils will never Unite. Every Tamil politician wants position and power. The central government knows the weakness of Tamils. They use it to have control in North and East

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    Mallaiyuran

    There are lots of tigers still hanging around in Sri Lanka and everyone tries to hide their tail. In this one I saw it as it was too long to hide under the sarong. Where do you hide yours please?

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    As long as we have Mallaiyurans, Kumarathasans, Native Veddas etc this beautiful land Sri Lanka (Sinhale) will never prosper

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    Thanks Sarah you were sharp enough to spot it. After you said I spotted it too

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    This whinging Kumarathasan Rasingam wants after Eelam after it could not be achived through bloody war. This is totally unfair.

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