17 December, 2017

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The Denigration Of Dissenters From “Overseas”

By Emil van der Poorten –

Emil van der Poorten

Emil van der Poorten

It never ceases to amaze one who has several decades of “hands-on” experience being part of and subsequently working with new immigrant populations for many years in a “First World” country that such absolutely malicious nonsense can be consistently published about those Sri Lankans, who for whatever reason, have settled permanently in Europe, America or Australasia and choose to offer, often very constructive, criticism of the governance (or lack thereof) in what used to be considered the beacon of democracy in South Asia.

In setting the tone for the abuse, our expatriates are accused of a) living in the lap of luxury after having got into places such as Canada under false pretexts, or b) being sentenced, primarily those of Tamil origin (invoking the caste of “untouchability”), to a lifetime in pursuit of something akin to a PhD in toilet cleaning.

These broad accusatory generalizations parading as descriptions of the immigrant’s lot are so deliberately false that the authors should be prosecuted for stupidity above and beyond anything expected of them even by their paymasters!

Having set the tone for the abuse and threat, they begin to allege the motives for criticism of any description of the Sri Lankan regime, and these are basically two in number.

The first is that because Sri Lanka is now paradise on earth, anyone critical of the broad criminality that is a day-to-day reality here is a paid lackey of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) or their alleged successors, the Tamil Diaspora.  Of course, this shotgun approach does not so much as consider that all Tamils, in particular, no matter where they now live, are not now and have never been (to quote the man who could well be the patron saint of these apologists for the Rajapaksa Regime – “Tailgunner Joe McCarthy, he of “anti-Commie” witch-hunt fame).   What is interesting in this context is that the man acknowledged as the Tigers’ primary financial manager who bankrolled the atrocities of a group acknowledged as the worst of its kind in modern history, Kumar Pathmanathan (as he calls himself in one of his many aliases),  has been, literally, embraced by the Rajapaksa Regime and appears to have been reborn as some kind of Dravidian saint!  This is particularly interesting in the context of people such as Arundhati Roy, the late Nelson Mandela, Noam Chomsky, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Louise Arbour etc. etc. being accused of “being in the pay of the LTTE.” This monster and several of his surviving colleagues, under the patronage and protection of the Sri Lankan government, are now the leading “good guys” in the North and East of Sri Lanka.  Does this suggest a new dimension in hypocrisy or is it just proof that the government of the Debacle of Asia truly has no limits to its application of impunity? It should never be forgotten that this man is guilty of the most capital offences in the history of our country by directly providing the wherewithal for the murder and mayhem that consumed several generations of Sri Lankans and three decades of our history.

The other prong is another that lacks even a smidgen of credibility.  It is a consistent cry that anyone not prepared to march in lockstep with our local goose-steppers, is seeking to undermine national integrity because they are “jealous” of the paradise that Sri Lanka has become under the Rajapaksa Hegemony and will, therefore, do all in their power to bring all of Sri Lanka to its collective knees.  Not one of these noisy individuals is capable of or even attempts to flesh out their arguments and the reason for that is pretty obvious: you can’t “flesh-out” a cadaver.

That there are, among Sri Lankans domiciled overseas, some who have partisan political axes to grind with the ruling party hardly needs confirmation.  This is true of every new immigrant population in every one of those countries that have accepted them. I personally recall the clashes between new immigrants from Serbia and Croatia in the city of Edmonton in Canada at the time that the former Yugoslavia was disintegrating, not to mention the conflict between Eritreans and Ethiopians among others.  However, to even suggest that every critic of the Rajapaksa Regime is driven by simple malice and jealousy or is in the pay of some dark force funded by “the LTTE” is beyond ludicrous!

What is obvious to anyone who has been following this sort of accusation for any length of time, particularly on web publications that permit interjections by readers, is that there is a battery of “critics” which, it is suggested by much circumstantial evidence, is part of a “dirty tricks squad” financed and supported in other ways by those close to if not part of the current regime.  This had its beginnings with the military activities of the Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols that disrupted the military activities of the LTTE and appears to have been transformed at the end of hostilities into a civilian initiative to disrupt the new “enemy,” those who sought a return of civic rights, inclusive of that of dissent, when the war was over.  It is particularly interesting that it is those most guilty of irrational threat, abuse and criticism that are most condemnatory of anything even vaguely resembling criticism of the Sri Lanka government particularly from overseas.  Talk about glass houses and those throwing stones from within them!

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    Emil

    The issues you are adverting to emanate basically from the extremists from both sides of the divide.

    Unfortunately, besides denigration of critics, the SL government has failed to evolve a counter-strategy to deal with the pressures it faces both locally and internationally on outstanding issues, such as alleged war crimes, disappearances, resettlement, army “occupation”, forcible acquisition of lands etc..

    The SL governments responses are often vitriolic and dismissive. This does not augur well for the reconciliation process and paints a sorry picture internationally.

    Merely engaging in development projects (primary motivation allegedly being the commissions and back-handers) will not attract the votes. This was amply demonstrated in the NCP election results. There are real Lessons to be Learnt here!

    The so-called diaspora is actually driven by a small but strong coterie of extremists, hell-bent on revenge rather than on the reconciliation and rehabilitation of the northern and eastern Tamils. They are not doing any service to their kith and kin in SL who were under the jack-boot of that thug and terrorist Prabakharan for 30 years. This small but invidious coterie from the diaspora has to be neutralised somehow.

    What we need then is to establish a credible “Think-Tank” to evolve a cogent and effective strategy to move forward, without the distraction of continuous fire-fighting which the government has been engaged in since the end of the war.

    The tragedy in SL is that the regime has to contend with a variety of competing and conflicting forces in order to survive. These other forces have their own agendas, least of which is peace and reconciliation.

    Therein lies the conundrum!

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      Rubbish, You cannot let this immoral and unethical authoritarian regime survive anymore by getting a “think-tank” of 27 Sinhala extremists to deny the facts on the ground which speaks volumes of the atrocities continuing to be committed against Tamils.

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        EMIL, ” Does this suggest a new dimension in hypocrisy or is it just proof that the government of the Debacle of Asia truly has no limits to its application of impunity”

        GUESS YOU’VE ANSWERED YOUR QUESTION WITH PRETTY GOOD ‘FINESSE’. I LIKE THE ” APPLICATION” AND NOT MERELY THE IMPUNITY PER SE. SO THEN, THE IMPUNITY IS , IN A MANNER OF SPEAKING A FAIT ACCOMPLI IN THAT THE ACTS OF IMPUNITY ARE LEGEND AND IT’S NOW MANIFESTED IN VARYING FORM OF ‘APPLICATION”.

        STUFF DESERVING SOME SERIOUS ANALYTICAL STUDY.

        “THE APPLICATION OF IMPUNITY”.. SOUNDS LIKE GOOD READING TO ME THERE IF THE AUTHOR’S NAME ON THE JACKET OF A BOOK WITH THAT TITLE IS YOURS.

        PSSSST ! I DON’T LIKE THE LOOKS OF THAT WHITE VAN PARKED NEARBY.

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    Anybody questioning the regime is a Tiger, its sympathizer or financed by it: Navi Pillai, Callum Macrae, Louise Arbour and there is an endless number. Anybody calling for an international war crimes investigation is also a Tiger, or depends on Tamil votes. ——————————————————————————————— In this respect the UNP is not above blame: They oppose international investigations on war crimes and crimes against humanity even though there is plenty of verified evidence from Macrare, Frances Harrison and others on the atrocities committed by the Sri Lankan armed forces on Tamil civilians during the war.————————————————————————————–All the Sinhala dominated regimes since independence have aided and abetted or ignored mob crimes committed against Tamils and the perpetrators got away Scott free.—————————————————————————-This is the scenario in which the state and the society operates in Sri Lanka today. What can you expect from such a society and state? ———————————————————————————Has the majority community considered the need to compensate the victims for the anti-Tamil pogroms of 1956, 1958, 1961, 1977, and 1983? Their grievances start only with the advent of Tigers, who came about as a result of atrocities heaped on Tamils before Tigers. It’s the Sinhala regimes that started the ball rolling against minorities, and it’s still rolling without end!

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    So, all these Tamil and Sinhala Foreigners who criticize everything from Katuayakaka,Express Way to . Mattala Runway to Hambantota Harbour , all the way to Yarl Devi to Killinochchi. and Norincholi to Packers Dig in the Harbour City which will give well paying Jobs to the beautiful kids of the Colombo Elite. are all done with a good heart and good intentions , taking to heart, the welfare and well being of our inhabitant population who are living peacefully without Prabakaran……How sweet !!!!….Why don’t our inhabitants, the great majority of them in fact who support these Rajapaksas haven’t got a clue of these good intentions and well wishes????……Is it the Dialect Barrier?….Is it the Cultural Barrier?…Is it the Religion Barrier?.. Or is it that the Opposition figures both Tamil and Sinhala are impotent and incapable of getting these sweet messages across to the inhabitant population ?…Perhaps these good Samaritans from Overseas should take cue from Mr Poorten and settle back in Srianka.to enlighten our inhabitants………..

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      But there are growing masses in the country today, that stay dead silent for their own reasons. So about them, Mr Poorten have not added anything in the current article.The mentioned masses earlier thought that MR could lead the country, but looking and studying well how he has been driving the vehicle, seem to grow in numbers. For them rule of law, respect and dignity, justice are more important than any kind of show casing projects.

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      Mr. Sumanasekara is wrong.

      Mr Pooten’s son Emil is criticizing overseas living Sri Lankans harassing his derogatory articles published in CT. He is upset about that.

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    It is easy enough to dismiss the vile propaganda that these ‘dissenters’ have carried out over the last 30+ years. When the Sinhala and the Burgher communities too were leaving for economic reasons, they were quite clear as to the reason of their unhappiness. The Tamils on the other hand claimed ‘discrimination’ and not the economy as the reason in order to gain a leap over the others in their search for a job. These were very same people with whom one had been at school, university etc. receiving the universal free education available to all, but suddenly somehow FACTS got twisted the moment one met them applying for a job in a foreign land. This sir, is personal experience, NOT hearsay.

    You may NOT be aware that there were university students from among the estate Indians, with whom the Jaffna lads had NOT wanted to share a room with, though today they are allegedly kith and kin who have ‘suffered’ the same ignominy of being born in Sri Lanka.

    It is a sad fact that during the troubles when the Sri Lankans suffered terribly under the brutal terrorism of the LTTE, people were willing to pay good money to leave the shores and make a somewhat hazardous journey, and yet the same sob story was heard on arrival at the destination. There were the do gooders ever ready to give them a shoulder to cry on and prevent the immigration officials from doing their jobs. Yet we know for CERTAIN that they were funding the terrorism back home too, some no doubt unwillingly. The terror organisation is BANNED in many of these countries yet at every event organised for collection of funds the flag was/is in evidence, as are the ex-combatants, more so in Canada than anywhere else.

    If one imagines that the LTTE is DEAD, one would be dead wrong. It exists in foreign lands, and there are some 8000 who have escaped from the camps and laying low post-May 2009.

    I, myself have no partisan political axe to grind, and am most grateful that the scourge of the Tamil terrorist is no more, for which thanks are due to the government. The enemies of Sri Lanka, be they Tamil, Sinhala or any other must not be able to dictate what happens within the borders. What could NOT be achieved by attempted falsification of history and the force of arms (with foreign help) must not be achieved during the peace. Today, Sri Lanka NEEDS a ‘Patriot Act’ fashioned on the US version.

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    Today, the greatest human being of our time has passed away in South Africa, where a minority had imposed it’s will on the majority while dispossessing the original inhabitants, for a very long time. Yet today, the Boers who gave up power and decided to live amicably, democratically, with the rest, and are part and parcel of South Africa grieve with the rest. May he rest in peace.

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      Ram you Sinkalam,

      Man with your track record you dont even have the Moral Standing to comment on a Man who had the decency to let by gones be by gones. But he was speaking from a position of Strength. You make me laugh when you say the Boers are grieving. The simnple truth is that they have accepted the inevitable gracefully. But for your information my friend many Whites ( millions ) who couldnt embrace black rule have emigrated.

      The propaganda by the Disenters as you call them is not vile but is the sad truth of Sinhalese brutality and atrocities over 64 years ( not just 30 years ) so dont talk rubbish. We dont have to apologise to any one as we are the victims. You can BARK but you cant BITE. March 2014 is the day of reckoning for all your sins.

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    Ram. No one is interested in the “Patriot Act”. The great majority of those who leave the motherland in boats are now the Sinhalese and most countries are very keen to “Re-Patriate Act” – to dump them back, to a country filled with the pea brained folk like your good self.

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    As an expatriate who has lived in the UK for over 40 years trying to understand what Mr Pooten is saying, I feel that he may have trouble separating his rear from his elbow.

    Is he ‘for’ expatriates criticising the government or ‘against’ it. It looks like when the powers that be were handing over brains, Pooten missed the queue and was still in the line for ‘back sides’.

    Please forgive him. His web-based resistance movement failed abysmally in Edmonton and his failure in Sri Lanka will be more disastrous for him.

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      He is stating that there are real tangible reasons to criticise the GOSL and those who do so should not be tarred and feathered as : those in the pay of Diapora Tamils or NGOs, or members of some nefarious group out to harm Sri Lanka. –He also brings up the blatant hypocrisy of the Regime and its supporters who while tarring every critic of the GOSL turn a blind eye to those LTTErs who now support the government.–So GOSL and its acolytes on the one hand brand overseas human rights critics as being foreign Tiger supporters but at home the ex-leaders of the now defunct LTTE are supported by the regime.

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      Goni Billa:
      New pseudonym same person with the same vacuum between the ears, pretending that there isn’t!
      Haven’t you done researching my past (inclusive of referring to my two grand-mothers by their given names)and making thinly-veiled threats of physical violence by your paymasters, yet?
      People who claim to be your blood relations tell me you haven’t lived “40 years in Britain.” but have done very well as a sycophant of note in Colombo for several years after being booted out of a prominent “public school!”
      Incidentally, have you spoken to Barry Pashak recently?

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        Here we go again! I think you are stepping on your own tail.

        Yes, I was fortunate enough to go to Bradford College in Berkshire where I completed my education successflly and enteredOxford University (if you know what that is).

        So I have no idea where the information that I was “booted out”. It is just another weird dream in your demented head.

        Though I don’t know your grand mothers (by first names or anything else) I guess they belonged to a species different to the human kind. Lots of European colonisers (from Belgium, Hollandand other ghettos) who came, raped and vandalised our country side may have produced many freaks of nature like you down the line. Not interested. They are dying trash.

        yes I know Barry Pashak quite well and he still wants to know as to what happened to the party funds you raised. You and your resistance movements!

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      Goni Billa:
      Sorry I missed referring to your, ” Is he ‘for’ expatriates criticising the government or ‘against’ it.”
      This has to be a classic question for even someone attempting to master total obfuscation as a literary weapon! Why don’t you try the classic, “Do you STILL beat your spouse?” the next time!
      What’s with being “for” or “against” criticism? In DEMOCRATIC societies it is a RIGHT, as you don’t seem to be aware!

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    Kumaran Pathmanathan gave details of 21 ships which belonged to LTTE and photo of one ship was in the media,but there were no more reports.
    Were these ships appropriated by the sri lanka regime secretly,and if so,what happened to them.
    KP also had LTTE funds in many bank accounts abroiad.After his capture and interrogation and subsequent release,no information,speculation or reports in the media as to where these funds are now.
    As KP became a favourite of the regime,speculation is rife about these funds.
    KP and Karuna are now with the regime,and the latter is a vice presidnt of the SLFP!!!
    Those who ran away are the ‘diaspora’ who keenly follow the fate of their friends, and kith & kin they left behind whom they support even financially.
    Their “partisan political axes” are really efforts to highlight the human rights abuses back home,conveyed to them.

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      justice …………. Could you ask Banda, the British passport carrying businessman, who might be operating those ships from the back streets of Brixton. ….. Is it possible to trace clan’s friends and relatives who may be sitting on LTTE’s fortunes outside this island? ……..

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    I’m still amazed as to how a terrorist organisation of 26 years became human rights advocates overnight!

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      You will be more amazed when terrorist organisation of 26 years turned human right advocates send your King and his cronies to Hague. :-)

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      Rajan you Sinhalese Moron,

      Have you ever thought how terrorists of the past 64 years have continued and still continue to represent Sinhala Lanka. If terrorists can rule a country for so long why cant victims of Genocide become human rights advocates over night. What is the big deal.

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        kali ………….. Yes, yes, yes…….. The people of this island were caught between Devil and the Deep Blue sea…………. One is gone one is still there. Let the people take care of the one which is still remaining…..

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    Mr Poorten brings up the very real possibility that some online supporters of the regime are nothing but Government agents . This is what I have beleived in for a long time because logically why would the Regime Not utilize its resources in the online sphere. There is nothing revolutionary about governments/nations waging a propaghanda battle on online forums, Israel is famous for it but other nations must surely be doing the same.

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      er isnt it also possible the one who are braying are also paid agents .

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        Ofcourse it is possible, that any commenter is a paid agent, but agents for whom?–The difference between real or imagined foreign entities and the GOSL is that the later is a government entity that actually has control over the lives of Lankans ,and assuming they are running a propahganda operation, they are using Tax Payer money to do so.

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        Abhaya Premawardena:

        How about checking on where those who “bray” in support of the Rajapaksa Regime get their salaries from? Who OWNS the Nation? Who ABSOLUTELY CONTROLS the Daily Noise and the State Broadcasting operations and, therefore, from where do they get the money paid to them every month (or more often!) It’s damned easy to throw mud at people without an atom of proof, particularly while you are getting “looked after” for doing so. Try the truth for a change. It might even set you free (of your patrons!)

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          I can not check who is paid by who . I dont think you can either . You are making assumptions or listening to rumors . no there are some people who are always here like tiru and javi the idiot troll they could be paid by the ltte rump or they could be jobless idiots . who knows .

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            Abhaya:
            Would you please tell us who pays the Editor in Chief of the Nation and his relationship to the ruling family of this country and the fact that the President himself referred to the Nation as being their paper?
            Would you please tell us whether or not the state media and the newspapers in the Daily News/Observer group are COMPLETELY controlled and their staff paid by a government run by the Rajapaksa family?
            Would you please tell us how the Sunday Leader came to be taken over (70%+) by Mr. Asanga Seneviratne and his political affiliations and whether or not he was responsible for Frederica Jansz seeking political asylum in the US?
            Would you please tell us whether or not the group of newspapers that include the Island and Sunday Island are owned and operated by the brother of a senior cabinet minister with the last name Welcgama?
            I really don’t have time to provide you with the rest of the examples, even omitting those newspapers that are actively self-censoring.

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        Abe the pipsqueak troll getting `mew`sical with his mouse organ- eek, eek poof!(@_@)

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    Emil like any other author is writing something for the information of those whom he finds are wrong in their accusations against the Diaspora. There is no mistake because all accusation is not right all the time. The main cause for all the Sri Lankan problems today is because there had been no good Governess that could overcome the communal hatred between the majority and minority races. Instead opportune politicians got a chance to come to power using hate racism as a means to win elections and hiding other issues important for the well being of the Country as a whole. Even today one can see in all Sri Lankan forums the racial hatred is very obvious. This is the reason other multi racial Countries like India, South Africa put a stop for Apartheid and prevented devastating the resources of the Country. If this happened in Sri Lanka too, instead of the situation today, Sri Lanka could have been the envy of all the rest of the Commonwealth Countries. But today Sri Lanka is the focus of all the rest of the Countries and that is because racial hatred is still encouraged in Sri Lanka.

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    The regime has been successfully fooling the uneducated Sinhala masses with its false portrayal of the dissenting Sri Lankan diaspora as “the LTTE rump trying to avenge its military defeat” and the Sinhala dissenters as NGO traitors. That is how the regime keeps winning elections with the support of the uneducated Sinhala masses. Power, positions, money and other inducements are used to buy shameless educated men and women to spread false propaganda against the dissenters. With no effective opposition to make the regime accountable for its misdeeds the Sri Lankan diaspora, especially the Tamils, are doing a yeomen service to their mother country by their relentless lobbying of their host country’s governments to make the Rajapaksa regime pay for its misdeeds.

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    What can our inhabitants do to pacify these Dissenters ……. Can’t give Shirani the old job back…..Our Unis can take only a limited number each year….and our infrastructure can’t be held up for ever with Tiger Sara’s litigations….. … Can’t give Vellala CM his own Police when his party mate Terror Sira is already praising CM.s hero even in our Parliament….Can’t stop Packer’s Casino and give Bellagio the whole loot, especially when they have done nothing for the inhabitants unlike Packer’s Govt who gave us two Gun Boats to protect us from Vaiko’s and ….Jayallith’s poachers……What else , or Land Title to the North for Sambandan… Would the Muslims like it when they are almost neck and neck with Tamils in numbers and soon going to exceed them… Don’t they need room to live in our small little Island too…. ……. May be our inhabitants can give the Dissenters Dual passports to come and enjoy the new scenary and visiting their favorite haunts, like most of my Burgher mates do…… Infact these Burghers are the ones who should be really pissed off for the predicament they were forced into , to leave their high power jobs, high profile lives and valuable Real Estate…..Tell you what, they are the nicest people you ever meet and they love coming back and appreciate what our inhabitants the rural majority have now in compariosn to them days…….

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      “Packer’s Govt who gave us two Gun Boats to protect us from Vaiko’s…..”

      And then same Packer’s Govt went ahead and denied visa to ‘Maj. Gen. Dias ….!!!!
      :-)

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      K.A Sumanasekera ……….. “What can our inhabitants do to pacify these Dissenters ” …………… Bring in the experts who have vast experience in pacification programmes, USA has more than 100 years of experience from South America to Philippines and Vietnam. …………..Britain had had its projects through out its former empire, also Malaysia and Kenya. Recently India is accused of using Israeli “tactics” to pacify its own people in Kashmir, ………….. There is a long list of experts, all you have to do is just ask. …………….

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        Dear Native,

        Wonder what our great inhabitant population who live in peace and harmony although they don’t have even a fraction of the comforts of our Lankan Foreigners, would say if you ask them whether they want to be another Iraq.. Syria, Afganistan,Libya or even a soon to be “pacified”Lebanon???…..

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          K.A Sumanasekera ……. “would say if you ask them whether they want to be another Iraq..”………… There is not much difference between Iraq under Saddam Hussein and this island under MR. …….. Note Saddam Hussein was a member of Al-Bu Nasir tribe and from Tikrit clan. MR is of Southern consensus Sinhala/Buddhist tribe and from Rajabakse clan. ………….. The similarities don’t stop there. ……… Saddam Hussein used to win 99% of the votes in Iraq.. Mahinda is also progressing towards the same aim………

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            Only difference is that Saddam didn’t have a native to oppose him.. :)

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              Pinnale adde, chee chee cheee! Just the famous handbag that did him all.
              。◕‿◕。 。◕‿◕。

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              The Penetrator ……… Oh no, I believe you have not penetrated enough into Iraq. Marsh Arabs a group of natives who opposed him were mercilessly massacred by him. Kurdish another Natives were subjected to genocide over many hundred years by Arabs according to my Elders. Saddam however did his bit yet they survived. ..

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                Marsh Arabs may not be quite “native”. They are thought to be a part left behind by westward migration of an Indian group now known as gypsies or Roma in Europe.
                _________________________________________________________
                Marsh Arabs remnants of Indian Jat Warriors

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                  sbarrkum ……….. Marsh Arab civilisation disappearing as Iraqi wetlands are drained
                  Special report: Iraq
                  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/may/19/iraq.timradford

                  Excerpt: ……..New pictures from space confirm that one of the world’s most remarkable cultures – the 5,000-year old civilisation of the Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq, based on reeds – could soon vanish

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                    Nothing is constant, good or bad, genetics, culture to geography. Marsh Arab culture “maybe” the same but the genetics of the people could have have changed over time.__________________________________________________________
                    Much like the Seminole “Indians” who lived in the Everglades, who are now quite mixed with African Americans.___________________________________

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    It is very convenient to categorize all the Tamils living abroad are
    Tiger supporters.This is clearly not so. But by repeating this falsehood
    people in SL are brainwashed to believe that the Tamil Diaspora are made up of “Tigers”.

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    Emil, your job is to write articles worthy of publication. In the absence of much acceptance by the editors in the country where you are living, only newsworthy articles you can write are those relating to what is wrong with the country you were born. It is up to the resident citizens of Sri Lanka to resolve their issues! Aliens do not have the same rights as resident citizens of Sri Lanka. Please integrate in to the society where you live.

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      Truth:
      I happen to be a “resident citizen of Sri Lanka” for your information. Can I send you a copy of my NIC, birth certificate and passport as proof?
      In any event WTF has place of residence got to do with judging right and wrong.
      It’s a good thing you weren’t a German in Hitler’s time because you would certainly have rejected the Nurnberg Trials out of hand because it would only have been those under his heel that would have any right to do anything about their predicament. Or perhaps any Jews who might have survived!

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