29 November, 2021

Blog

The Indrajit Coomaraswamy Issue: A Matter Of Decency

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

The issue of the appointment of Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy as the Governor of the Central Bank is a defining one. It is an issue on which one has to stand up and be counted. It is a moral issue; one which concerns the kind of Sri Lanka one wishes to have. It is also a larger issue of values; of what values one holds higher than others. It is an issue of ethics, of how one should or should not conduct oneself; of whether or not fair-play counts. Finally it is an issue of common decency.

If there is any one thing that has been wrong with this country, it is the deviation from the principle of sheer merit, i.e. of sheer expertise and ability. The principle of merit itself is only a reflection of a more important criterion, that of fair play and natural justice. Going by the criterion of merit, Indrajit is ahead of the competition, with Saman Kelegama running a fairly close second.

While the de facto Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition, Dinesh Gunawardena, has demonstrated his typical civility and decency by welcoming and commending Arjuna Mahendran’s replacement by Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, some elements of and around the Opposition have attacked the appointment in tones that cannot but be described as raucous if coded racism. Vidura Wickremanayake and Vasudeva Nanayakkara have taken the same stance as Dinesh. All of them have impeccably anti-UNP, progressive, radical and anti-imperialist records.

It may be true that in a deplorable lapse of judgment, Indrajit was associated with Raj Rajaratnam’s company, and Raj Rajaratnam was indubitably a financier of the LTTE apart from being a crook. He was a worthy successor of Emil Savundra.

I didn’t know of the rumored Galleon connection, and I trust Indrajit will issue a full clarification about that ill-advised relationship and/or be grilled about it in parliament, but being the “honorable schoolboy” (to borrow Le Carre’s phrase) that Indrajit has always been, he was probably suckered because of his naiveté.

However, guilt by association is not the most valid of criteria for evaluation and judgment. That tenuous affiliation with Galleon and Rajaratnam is by no stretch of the imagination the main thing about Indrajit. As Jean Paul Sartre said about Paul Valery, “he was certainly a petty bourgeois intellectual, but not every petty bourgeois intellectual was Paul Valery…” When the world judges Martin Heidegger or Carl Schmitt, it is for their intellects and not their tangential affiliations.

The point is that in the case of professionals, academics and intellectuals, their affiliations are not the main criteria. The quality of their professional product and performance– of their minds—and the expert value they add, is or should be the main criteria. Only then can a country modernize, progress and advance. It is this criterion of sheer expertise and specialized competence that made Lenin and Trotsky absorb top officers of the oppressive Tsarist army, into the revolutionary Red Army even during the Civil War.

In any case, I can state after a friendly acquaintanceship of over three decades (as long as I’ve known Rajiva Wijesinha, a common friend), that Indrajit has never shown the slightest trace of sympathy to the Tigers, or separatism or the political activism of the Tamil diaspora or indeed the cause and ideology of Tamil nationalism in general. Indeed his early Marxist formation together with his cosmopolitan upbringing and social background made him almost blind to ethnic identity even after the seismic shock of Black July 1983. If anything, he has always had a hyper-rationalist recoil against the ideology and politics of ethnic identity.

In 2015, when the imminent appointment of Arjuna Mahendran was already drawing fire, I went on TV more than once, saying that Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy would be the best choice for the job. He had been shortlisted at the time, but wasn’t the PM’s final choice. I am delighted that over a year later, Govt. has come round to my publicly stated view, and the criterion of merit has prevailed. Not since Dr. Warnasena Rasaputram and Deshamanya A.S. Jayawardena has our Central Bank had as intellectually solid and suitable a Governor.

The Prime Minister stuck to Mr. Mahendran almost to the bitter end, and then attempted to implant another longtime confidante and old school pal, Charitha Ratwatte. All credit to President Sirisena– and if she played a role, to ex-President Kumaratunga– for the choice, however belated, of Indrajit Coomaraswamy who has for years belonged on my private short list of the most intelligent, and might I add, civilized, Sri Lankans of my current personal acquaintance.

Even on vital economic policy issues, Indrajit is by far the right man to have at the helm of the Central Bank. Within the current Establishment, the decisive, perhaps determinant, economic importance of China is most easily comprehensible by Dr. Sarath Amunugama, the man who should be our Foreign Minister (with Mahinda Samarasinghe as Human Rights and Reconciliation Minister), and Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy.

The only advice I’d give him is not to allow economic and financial orthodoxy take him too far from his intellectual roots which would remind him of the determining realities of a socially embedded Political Economy.

The ultranationalist tendency of the Opposition seems to have fallen prey to the political sin that Mao, a philosopher as well as a master strategist, condemned and rejected as “whateverism”: whatever your side does is by definition right, while whatever the other side does is by definition wrong!

If a civilizational fault-line in the Opposition is not to open up, and if a fissure between moderates and chauvinists, progressives and ultranationalists, modernists and traditionalists, pluralists and neoconservatives, the reasonable and the raucous is to be avoided, the Opposition must not stoop so low as to pick up every possible stone from every possible dung heap, to throw at the government.

Instead it must take the high road, to the moral high ground. It must stand for the national, state and public interests, in the broadest sense, using the most advanced and enlightened criteria. That is the true meaning of progressivism. Patriotism is one thing, chauvinism quite another; nationalism has its place, but chauvinism must not.

Instead of stepping into the gutter, the Opposition has a much faster highway to take to defeat the Government if it wishes to, and to do so within a matter of months.

It was from Beijing that I followed Brexit with the clear realization that just as David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn, i.e. a bipartisan consensus of Conservatives and Labor, had been defeated, it is perfectly feasible to beat a Ranil-CBK led UNP official SLFP-TNA bloc at a referendum over a non-unitary Constitutional change, falling well outside the 13th amendment.

The quasi-federalist campaign in Sri Lanka would depend on the Northeastern and minority voters, but in the UK, Scotland, Northern Ireland and London all voted to remain. Yet, they lost. In the UK, the blowback has been the threat of a secessionist second Scottish referendum. The Tamil nationalists may get ideas (don’t they always?) but here in Sri Lanka, there is no EU equivalent to join, no second referendum nor referenda which can be activated by Provincial Councils.

In the UK, the Leave campaign was spearheaded by two mavericks, Boris Johnson and Nigel Farrage. Here in Sri Lanka the NO campaign would have such figures further down the batting order, while the nationalist ‘NO’ campaign would be captained by the equivalent of a Churchill or Maggie Thatcher.

The point I seek to make is that it is perfectly possible and indeed far easier to hit a government hard and topple it if an opposition or resistance movement is both radical and rational, militant while on the Middle Path, occupying the moral high ground and seen to be doing so. Fanaticism will never do more than assuage the militant element of one’s own base, while proving an obstacle to winning over the middle ground and the new, undecided voters. The forces of patriotic popular resistance must be more ethical than the Government; not more fanatical and fundamentalist. This is why Fidel Castro and Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega triumphed (and the Cuban and Nicaraguan revolutions remain quintessentially undefeated) while Pol Pot, the LTTE, the JVP, Al Qaeda and ISIS have failed.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 15
    63

    AMAZING how one non-citizen Tamil hora who insider-traded us out of $2 billion USD in bonds while being Central Bank Governor, is replaced by another Tamil with connections to Raj Rajaratnam currently exquisitely clad in a striped suit and is serving time in federal prison as a guest of the US government for … you guessed it … insider trading!

    The principle seems …. you see…. is to replace one insider-trader with another insider-trader. No wonder they say birds of a feather fuck together! Ooops … excuse me sirs … I meant “flock” of course!

    All this is happening while bypassing a perfectly qualified candidate, the current Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, a long time public servant without any allegations of misconduct in office, just because he is apparently a holdover from the previous GoSL and presumed by virtue of his longevity to be a Rajapaksa loyalist! Perhaps he is disqualified because he is a Sinhala man!

    Is it not TRULY AMAZING how we Sinhala Buddhists have fallen from grace in our own Motherland?

    In the words of our seriously flawed esteemed President Palwatte Gamaralage Maitripala Yapa Sirisena, we SINHALESE are no longer SUDUSU people, while those from minority communities …. even non-citizens … are MORE SUDUSU to govern us than we are!

    The last time we became SUDUSU-NATHI PEOPLE like this was two centuries ago in March, 1815, when another TREACHEROUS GREEDY CABAL of our esteemed gamaralas handed over our Motherland to the British colonialists!

    Aiyoooo …. Sirisenaaaa!

    • 45
      7

      You should be an another punnaku eater to see it that.

      What matters if candiates are the tamils sinhalese muslims burgher so long the expected requirements are fully met in his profile ? Besides, how can you buggers with two neuron cells in your brains ever feel about reconciliation of the nation – being harboured to ethnic background.. ? CHEEEEEEEEEEEEE.. you guys are the curse – round up in today s situation.
      I dont mind be them even singaporean or german whose previous citizen ship was srilanken – to do the job as it is expected.. bottom line is to perform to the best. So long you way of thinking is the majoratarian represenation of this country, nothing can help us people.

      Hope we will have round up to marginalise you the like Anandas or other ultra men that work to sabotage any good moves today.

      • 17
        2

        You are right, we need to introduce a new culture – not to respect those labels but qualifications and charactor. WHAT MATTERS is the charactor of a person apart from of course the qualification for the post being called for.

      • 14
        1

        Decency comes from the manner you have been brought up.

        When thinking about decency, I question what a decency DJ is talking about – having sat with all the indecent guys not just in normal life, but on A PUBLIC STAge TO ATTACK his former rivals coming from child hood days.. RW and CBK. DJ could not tolerate the both from the day one- now he has been searching himself as to why he killed his future that way – had he NOT been like that, he would have been worked with Mr Sirisena as a senior diplomat by now.

        • 1
          0

          [Edited out]

      • 11
        0

        Oh boy! Do people see a subtle change in our buddy Dayan?

        This guy is the pits.

        Ranil sees him for what he is, and has no truck with him. Now, Dayan thinks there is a slight chasm between the two leaders and is trying to bandwagon on to Sirisena.

        Very clever. Too clever by half Mr Jayatillake!!!

        Some of the decency you say Indrajith has will rub on to you if you cut the crap, be straight, and ask Sirisena for a job directly.

        • 0
          0

          nimal fernando,

          Don’t you see trojan horse and the hidden soldiers? Tell me.

      • 1
        0

        [Edited out]

    • 35
      9

      Ananda-USA sounds like a typical kavum kana Sinhala racist Modayass who believes only the majority community (Sinhalese) are the ‘SUDUSU PEOPLE’ who deserve to have everything and all others (minorities) are ‘SUDUSU-NATHI PEOPLE’ who do not deserve anything in Sri Lanka and therefore Maithree-Ranil have done a grave mistake.

      Weather it is a Sinhala elite educated in Royal/Ananda, Peradeniya/Colombo, Oxford/Cambridge, Harvard/Yale, etc. or the uneducated Sinhala village coconut plucker/toddy taper or trishaw driver, there is hardly any difference when it comes to habits, attitude, behavior, and thinking. They all have the same low mentality and narrow mindedness. Sometimes I feel that the coconut pluckers are much more intelligent than these so called ‘Educated’. It is their inherent nature. No wonder it did not take much time for the Portuguese to identify them as Modayass.

      • 20
        1

        QUOTE.
        Weather it is a Sinhala elite educated in Royal/Ananda, Peradeniya/Colombo, Oxford/Cambridge, Harvard/Yale, etc. or the uneducated Sinhala village coconut plucker/toddy taper or trishaw driver, there is hardly any difference when it comes to habits, attitude, behavior, and thinking
        UNQUOTE

        This is truly wrong. In the first year of my degree course at Pera –
        we met various studentscoming from various corners of the country. That was peradeniya. Most that did harm to the others in Ragging was students joined from village circles. They have been suffering from inferiority complex from the begning on. Like the one similar to that of Wimal Weerawanse has got- ” he calls any western attitudes or anyone support them as no welcome to srilanka”. Like he now says, Dr C appointed to CB is former LTTE supporter… no basis at all, but to divide the nation. These men should be brought before the courts.. we need laws to punish them on the spot like the case in Germany, Singapore, or other countries on the west.

    • 16
      2

      He guys, I have the feeling now – current day DJ may be suffering from a new kind of syndrome – which will not be difficult to get. That is he feels, he has to add his thoughts – calling and feeling him as one of the so called political analysts of rarity as new s first or other senders insist -. This syndrome is eveven more dangerous than what the other syndromes make sinhalese ( I am a sinhalese but shame on the fraction) unique to entire world- ( mahamanaya, api thamai ones who knows everything, apita thamai – good degrees.. even if world ranking lists prove not even a single uni of the island today belongs to the category. then again.. apita thami best MBBS degree thiyenne in the region – meainning.. api thami lokuaya sankalpaya..) Latter may have been at the time, lanken Uni s produced world figures – Dhanalapla, Ananda Guruge, Siril Ponnaperuma, Wickramasinghe etc. Today, because of long years negligence, ours have been listed far behind to Indians.

    • 33
      3

      Ananda, Your problem is that you are a racist. Yes, Indrajit is a Tamil, married to a Sinhalese lady. He was a cricketer and ruggerite and he was a typical “no nonsense” man. Galleon Fund? Many had money in that. How many had funds in “Golden Key”? How many of our politicians are absolutely straight? How many of us are 100% trustworthy? For my part I am comfortable with I.C and wish him well.

      • 3
        13

        He’s married to a Burgher….and Burghers love to hold hands with Tamils to keep the colonial system thriving.

        • 3
          2

          Buddhist Convert

          You must be Tamil from Tamil Nadu.

          When do you plan to become Sinhala/Buddhists?

        • 3
          1

          Buddhist convert, you are WRONG! Anyway, I am not about to reveal her antecedents but there are many who will confirm this. But that is not important. I.C maybe married to a Burger, Sinhalese, Tamil or a Russian. Why is that so relevant? He is a very good choice, perhaps the BEST by the My3/RW since the Presidential elections.

        • 10
          0

          To: Buddhist Convert,

          The burghers were systematically kicked out by your sinhalese polticians over time because the buggers ( sinhalese politicians ) knew as long as the burghers were active that there vulgar political activity could not get a hold on the ordinary common man who would eventually be fooled in a very subtle way to hand over their votes.
          The sinhalese politicians finally succeeded, the burghers were forced out of the country to find greener pastures where they are doing extremely well today, along with them many a good sinhalese also left knowing the future outcome of ceylon at that time.

          So ! what is left today of your culture ???????
          Corrupt, kassipu drinking, vulgar, crude, cheating politicians who will not hesitate to sell their families for corruption.

          Yes ! maybe the burghers like to hold hands of the tamils but they also liked to hold hands of the sinhalese as well and that was what your vulgar politicians could not stomach.
          If the old colonial system was thriving today most probably you yourself would have had a finesse in your self both intellectual and cultural but today you have nothing.
          Nothing ! but corruption, religious rascism, eroding social culture, you name it, you have it as days go by.

          One day very soon someone is going to come by, get hold of you and give you a damn good banging up which will eventually have you being diagnosed with “phsynocockitis”.
          Its a rare illness which is sudden rush of shit to the brain and you only get it when you are banged up.
          So good luck to you.

          Oh ! by the way don’t forget to take a good bath before you get banged up.

    • 21
      3

      What a stupid RACIST you are! If you are a Sinhala Ratial Nationalist then why are you living in USA?

      • 9
        1

        He must have won a US lottery visa…

    • 20
      1

      Just to remind you few things about the former MR’s Central Bank Governor Cabral’s achievements:

      Sri Lanka loses $60 million hedging case vs Deutsche Bank

      A source familiar with MR said Sri Lanka would have to pay Deutsche $60.3 million plus interest for non-payment of dues.

      Sri Lanka lost Rupees 9 billion due to MR and Cabral’s hedging deal.

      Another deal of Cabral,
      Cabral’s gamble: Lanka loses billions in bankrupt Greece

      A Central Bank investment of about 22 million euros valued at more than Rupees 3.4 billion in Greek Government Bonds will be lost to Sri Lanka due to the acute economic crisis in that country.

      The funny thing was taking loans from Chinese banks at high interest, 8% interest and investing in Greek Bonds knowingly Greek economic was in very bad shape. Can anyone answer, why on earth SL borrowed money from China at the interest rate of 8% and invested in Greek bond to get earning of 7.7%.

      What do you think?

      Why were all of your mouths closed and BLIND at that time?

      • 1
        5

        Sinhala hora

        “What do you think?”

        ” Why were all of your mouths closed and BLIND at that time?”

        Some Horas are so stupid they do not what they are doing.

        It has to do with the low average IQ of 79, and too many Modayas in the country.

        National IQ Scores – Country Rankings

        http://www.photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

        The intelligence scores came from work carried out earlier this decade by Richard Lynn, a British psychologist, and Tatu Vanhanen, a Finnish political scientist, who analysed IQ studies from 113 countries, and from subsequent work by Jelte Wicherts, a Dutch psychologist.

        Countries are ranked highest to lowest national IQ score

        Rank
        ——– Country
        ———————– %
        ————-
        1 Singapore 108
        2 South Korea 106
        3 Japan 105
        4 Italy 102
        5 Iceland 101
        5 Mongolia 101
        6 Switzerland 101
        7 Austria 100
        7 China 100

        28 Sri Lanka 79

        • 3
          0

          Amarasiri,

          What is the IQ of Dayan the clown?

          • 3
            2

            Silva

            “What is the IQ of Dayan the clown?’

            The Square Root of Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy’s IQ or the IQ of Wimal Buruwansa of 2/2 =0 fame. I guess it varies, depending on the circumstances.

            • 1
              0

              Yes simply cool answer – and DJ is the most known egomaniac in lanken spot light.

        • 3
          0

          Our I.Q is low because we concentrate only on our distinct race and ethnic background!!

          • 0
            0

            kumaran

            “Our I.Q is low because we concentrate only on our distinct race and ethnic background!!”

            IQ is low because of too much inbreeding.

    • 7
      1

      All time record high – almost 27 out of 28 comments – prove DJ is no means welcome by CT thinkers.. It is high time DJ to see it right. Good luck DJ.

      • 1
        0

        Leelawathie, CT should have to play only to the tune of its readers choice? No other opinion should be given a chance? Is it your brand of 5-star democracy? Or your God farthers – Yahapalakas – democracy?

        Lets start writing hosannas to Tamil racism, bogus concept of homeland, Yahapalanaya, US, UK, Norway, France, India, Geneva, UNHCR etc., and attack Sinhalese Buddhists, their culture, history, MR, GR, Sri Lanka Military etc., etc., with or without evidence of facts and get the nod from CT one-sided readers like you.

        Way to go.

        CT editors. Beware of this kind of stupid commentators who are the real enemies of your renowned journal. Promoted one-sided thinking is another form of authoritarianism. Leelawathie and the likes of her are the eaters of CT’s reputation as a platform with equal space to other opinions as well.

    • 7
      8

      Ananda-USA;

      Well said about the difference between Mahendran and Indrajit. , however there can be suitable and qualified professionals from either Sinhala Majority and Tamil speaking minority. Aren’t we ashamed of the fact, after more than 65 years of introducing free education (which the politicians boast about) for every child in our motherland, we have not been able to produce enough qualified professionals to take care of our own economy. Or is it that our educated sons and daughters are denied of the opportunities that they really deserve, including the governor post at CB. President and the Prime Minister may sugar coat this appointment to hoodwink masses and guys like Dayan Jayatilake will spin the story for self gains.

      The truth of the matter is “this is the work of the Buddy-Club of Colombo elites.” They are responsible for denying the much deserved opportunities to our educated and qualified sons and daughters. INDRAJITH studied at Royal College with Malik Samarawickrama and Ranil Wickramasinghe, they were all buddies at every level , Malik first brought INDRAJITH to Sri Lanka as an advisor. There were not too many to choose from, either you take Indrajith or Charitha Ratwatte, the side-kick and the thick-pal of Ranil as the CB Governor. That was the proposition put forward by Ranil to Maithree. It appears that Maithree knows very little about how Colombo Elite club works, The buddy club is having the “Last Laugh”.

    • 3
      3

      Ananda-USA

      “GoSL and presumed by virtue of his longevity to be a Rajapaksa loyalist! Perhaps he is disqualified because he is a Sinhala man!”

      He, the Sinhala man, may have been tainted by MaRa MaRa ChaTu MaRa AmaNa MaRa Hora MaRa DhushaNa Mara. In addition, the Para-Sinhala are know to be Modayas, Fools, and the average IQ of the country, comprising a majority of the Land of Native Veddah Aethho is 79.

      Their Cousins, The para-Tamils are not much different, in their Average IQ’s, However, the Para-Tamils have the advantage that their IQ’s are bi-modally distributed, and Dr. Indrajit Commmsarasamy apparently belongs to the upper hump. after all he has been to oxford and has a Ph.D. in Economics.

      Yes, both the Para-Sinhala and the Para-Tamils have “fucked up” the country since independence compared to Singapore.

      Coco-nut Prices and Sinhala IQ Distributions? Are most of the Sinhala IQ’s close to the origin, even if bi-modally distributed?

      References:

      National IQ Scores – Country Rankings

      http://www.photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

      Rank: IQ
      1 Singapore 108
      28 Sri Lanka 79

      Now getting a better understanding of the bimodal IQ distribution of the Tamils, as published in CT.

      The Story Of Two Graphs drawn by A Tamil Man: By Mahesan Niranjan

      Onion Prices and Tamil IQ Distributions

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-story-of-two-graphs-drawn-by-a-tamil-man/onioniqdistributions/

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-story-of-two-graphs-drawn-by-a-tamil-man/

    • 6
      2

      Ananda -USA

      What are you doing there in USA ??
      Uneducated Racists like you have seen and read the number of comments below by rejecting your racists comment.

      DJ De Silva the Pandangkarayo of the Prolific Srilankan Thief &Co have waved the Racist Flag again on CT and you took the cue thinking this is the right time to Bash to pulp the Nomination of the new CB Governor by the President.

      The climate is changing man , You can see the majority is for Urging and Hoping for a better Nation ,our Nation.
      TIME TO CURL UP AND DIE YOU RACISTS.
      THIS IS A COUNTRY FOR ALL TO LIVE PEACEFULLY AND PROSPEROUSLY.

      I JOLLY WELL KNOW A RACIST LIKE YOU WHO LIVES ABROAD BUT FANNING RACISM CONTINUOUSLY AND POO POO EVERY POSITIVE STEPS TAKEN BY THE YAHAPALANAYA IS CONSIDERED BAD AS SAME AS YOUR VISION.

      YOU PEOPLE ARE SAD!! IDIOTIC , MENTALLY UNSTABLE , MORONS WHO THINKS ALL THE THIEVING , MURDERS , DRUG DEALINGS AND THE EVILS D O N E BY THE LAST REGIME IS PERFECTLY O K ALLOWING THE SINHALA BUDDHISTS MAJORITY TO CONTINUE DESTROYING OUR NATION.

      YOU ARE OK !! I MEAN OK YOU IDIOTS LIVE ABROAD!!
      Let my country and your country be prosperous then you too can come and enjoy a lovely time in my country.
      I D I O T IC R A C I S T S.
      FOR 60 plus years YOU RACISTS HAVE DESTROYED MY COUNTRY.

      BUILDING ROADS AND WHITE ELEPHANTS WILL NOT MAKE MY COUNTRY PROSPER LET ALONE THE THIEVES SHOWING THEIR FACES ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE. THEYRE THE PARAYAS OF THE WORLD.

      HAVING THE BIGGEST MOUTH TO SHOUT ON STAGE TO THE MODAYAS OF MODAYAS WILL NOT BE ENOUGH .

      • 3
        1

        Analyst

        //”Ananda -USA What are you doing there in USA ?????

        Ananda -USA, is a Para-Sinhala wetback in the USA.

    • 3
      0

      I believe this should be written by SOMEONE close Buruwanse. He always attacks anyone with a tamil name calling hiim a LTTEer or a terorrist. Bugger may know nothing but to kiss the asses of any one that go radicaal against tamils. Rajakashes will never give a relief to this country. Even if the war was ended one of his terms – that means not that their magical powers brought it, but the synergies of various factors being converged to defeat millitarily down LTTErs. But in the post war scenario, they the Rajakashes, even today active by media forms, spread all lies abusing the all easy target of this country – who are none other than the poor folks. As it is metal are the basic materials for automobile industry, votes are the oxygeon for the politicians – even with few hundreds politicians can get elected.

  • 16
    3

    Yes, it is true that Indrajit did not sympathise with the cause of terrorists even back when a young Dayan did (for those who knew of Dayand antics in the early-mid 80s).

    Why he is so keen on ‘toppling’ a democratically elected government I don’t know. Does he really think in this day and age, where Sri Lanka does not even export a safety pin but relies on the rest of the world for pretty much everything, a revolution is going to raise our stature in the eyes of the world?

  • 15
    4

    Like a frog waiting to catch the prey, DJwaited the moment arrises to add idiosyncracies about the ground sitaution.It seems he has now been changing his mode of action – sometimes being away from JO – lately, I happeened to even hear him continuing the good principles of Mr Sirisena but still not telling the truth to the world that MR s over mismanagement left all the chaos in the country – the sums estimated have been thrillions. Anyways, the most known Mr Proclaimed still need to learn to call a spade a spade -I see the capacities in him, but them being blocked by virulent thoughts being unable to analyse self beforing doing it to others.
    Hope not Mr Sirisena will appoint this man to represent his govt – not thinkign twice. DJ has cut his neck having sat with the dogs on public stage – that is sad but he got caught being unable to see it right let alone at his late 50ties.

    • 7
      1

      yOU ARE dead right.

      All these weeks, he was out of his appearence.
      May the he thought this is the chance to bring his kind of verbal diaahrrea as had been in the past, to score.
      Yesterday this spin doctors vintage point talk was interessing to me and the few – since he praised Sirisena.. his colleagues like WW and UG continued calling Gamarala or Sirisenayoooooooooooo.. Aiyo sirisenaya.. notknowing the the meaning of bieng civlized as people s representatives.

      I would not agree with WW or UG or the like even if I would have been offered mllions since their foul langauge alone is good enough for me to be away from the men. Meaning if I promote them and their virulent thoughts, it is a greater damage being deliberately done by me for the sake of poor folks that are targets of those foul talks.

    • 0
      0

      [Edited out]

  • 9
    2

    Hypothetical sums that should have gone missing seem to be top of the news, forgetting real hundreds of billions – being not even tough enough to go for a proper investigation. One and also add their thoughtsas my grand child did it this morning, if Commonwealth grand summite Chogem heldin srilanka could save billions, would the folks be facing the inflation to the frequency ? That is one of the high wastages.. but who spoke abou tthem.. JVPrs stayed like dogs kept their tails beind the rear legs. UNP was attacked by everyone – them being not united they had their issues first to be addressed, but so called JVPrs … and today s so called JO supporters.. were they brought back from Moon ?

    What is the former chairman of SRILANKEN doing today ? What is the case filed against Mr 50% ? What are the charges given to Yoshita -why the latter was different ot that of SF or any other men worked or working to FORCEs.. what the doublestandards being played against some ? When the law would treat all equally ?
    All these are still to be addressed by current rulers. Not even few metres we have marched towards Yahapalanya if consdier the journey will be 10000 kilometeres.

  • 10
    2

    Why does Mr KnowALL feel he must add his two cts worth – even if many would nto commend enough his articles ?

    Mama thamai miniha was the key feature of MR- as DJ. That cant bring anything to this nation but to themselves only.

  • 16
    3

    You talk about civilized Sri Lankans of your current personal acquaintance.

    But can you please tell us what kind of civilized nature you find in Rajaakshes ? What kind of civlized nature you find in Wimal Weerawanse or Gonthadipila who just came out of remand attacking Ranawaka for him to have kept in remad for all the past injustices proved to have made to an Australian natinal.

    • 5
      8

      Aseelawathie, what kind of ‘civilization’ you were demonstrating when you refer a certain politician, as “Gonthadipila”? And what kind of ‘justification” you harbor for a case that goes back to 20+years, hurriedly taken up? And, keeping mum over a certain accident which your hero, Ranavaka involved?

      I do not expect reasonable answers from you. Because, as I have earlier said, you are a serious insult to mankind. And your blood is boiling with hatred so expecting a balanced view is like searching virginity from a prostitute.

      • 4
        4

        Max, believe or not, we know the guys from Ausland ..and their worries very well. You will see it clearly let alone next days. This particular creatures who makes every fabrics again anyone calling himself a well clean ended up being caught that way is the reality of the day – puhul hora karin daney – now on, those who were caught by idiosyncracies of your blood brother – UG- will have to change their stances. Let alone you guys should see it through your real eyes. Gone were the days that the country was caught by Mafia king et al – uttering something palatable and doing totally other way around but pleasing MAXEs – as told you 10000000000000000times before. -We are an another poor folks whose majority would not have easy to find their 3 meals. Me being thought out of the island boundaries, we the guys keep ourselves well aware of the facts unlike you the rich guys who are born not to allow the poor to get a better life, if not theirs but for the sake of their second generations. Get a life Max- make efforts to get it today – not only boiling my blood, but entire body when looking at the way you guys stand on the way.. Jaywewa – to motherland – Zurich SWITZERLAND

        P.S – would be great if you could please respect my name – I dont put the blame on my parents to have named me after Seelawathie- unlike you guys, we dont do any harms to anyone.. but your god father MR woudl do anything to block any good moves.

        • 3
          2

          These men of the mother land are just birth defects.

          They cant do any good to the nation but to Mahinda Et al. Basta

        • 1
          4

          Respect is something to be earned. My intention is not to make laugh out of your name but bring out the fact that “Seelaya” is not there with you at least 0%. Your upset when your name spelt wrong but your very much ok to call others in various insults. Stop being nasty and get a life instead. Your knowledge about Sri Lankan affairs are near zero. All you have is hatred towards Rajapakshes. The blunders that the present suckers do to the motherland is far worst than what MR and the gang did but you do not see them because your eyes are colored in dark green or hatred of Rajapakshes. I do not blindly worship the previous regime as you do to the present clowns. If your yahapalanaya is perfectly on the right path, where is the justice to the victim of Pacha Ranavake? Where is law against John Amaratunge, Arjuna Mahendran, Arjuna Ranatunge, Rajitha Senaratne, Sajin Vaas? The lists goes on and on.

          • 2
            1

            Appologies for my spelling mistakes – anyways, I should have added to MAX or the like.. since they would remain that applogetic to MR et al even if all the prima facie evidence surface as of now…

            —————————————————————-

            To tell you the truth, even in Europe, all politicians on the bunch would not behave 100% right- alone to expect them to work such is a mistake- people human beings make mistakes but thre are limits .. there were almost anarcy governing in the country inthe 2 nd term of Rajakashe… that was what we feared of..anyways, ,what matters is the balance. If you woulld see that today environments are comparably disadavantageous than had been under MR – that should be the uttermost lie… Today, compared to the past, I see the followings

            a) Cabinet ministers are given the chance to do their job as ministers – earlier it was basil and gota… these were teh ones did the job, all others enjoyed themselves while some spent playing housanas to maharaja.. otherwise, the opponents woudl not have been brought by MAHRAJA in his trips, srilanken aircrafts were abused as their taxi services – bankrupting srilanken… remember ?
            b) Police is given their DUE powers today to act independently.. at least to some extent i woudl say… you cant expect all at once – it is a long process in a country such ours.. with more naive people than knowledeble
            c) Lawful bodies seem to be acting the way them to be far better than as had been prior to 08th Jan 2015

            Rmember, the days fact finding missions were attacked… nothing was done by police, since MR et were behind..
            Today JO opposition do whatever they wantto … much freedom is given tot hem… like Ambalangoda CARICATURES.. let them to perform themselves as they want to.

            d) Above all people have the chance to discuss them openly…
            Even CBG matter was not kept away from the people… even today, it is under investigation… but MR days, he just sent that Dr SB home, as if MR woudl have sent his domestic servant home… .. she was above all country CJ… remember ?

            If you are honest to you, do you really want Rajakashe to represent you – considering all the manner they ended up to the end of 2014. I myself dont even to represent my dogs by Rajakashes. They are born rascals.. not only they themselves, but also their close men and women too…
            I mylsef had been on a trip to lanka in Nov 2014, I was very unhappy looking at the manner they had been abusing almost everything. Whose monies were abused that way if not of the tax payers… if that would have been case in a country in EU, america or any other developed, MR woudl have been hung by his balls by this day… Sil redi had been distributed… from whom funds ?

            Even if my friends and circles close to me, were repeatedly praising about Autobahnen -highways, but that was no highlight to me having lived on the west so long – that were secondary to me
            I could not even go for shopping due to exageratingly louder sound exposure

            Yes, the men you added above will have to be called for court hearings, there I agree with you, but all in all, some tangible changes are their toward positivity.
            Just because his terms foudn the end ot the war means not that we are compelled to licence him and his men to run a dictatorship. I really odnt like anyone supporting Rajakashes anyfurther. We the ones being out of the country, are well aware of the facts how they ran external politics. I myself turned in Berlin or Frankfurt or in Rome, most of them worked for Rajaaskehs tunes were not qualified ones. They were like square pegs in round wholes. All the workd loads got stuck those embassies being unable to perform their assignments. The degree of wastages they had deliberatly been doing to the nation was much higher within a short period of time.

            • 0
              0

              Seelawathi Jayasinghe, I read your long reply. Thanks. Be clear. I am not totally endorse what MR and the team did during his tenure – mostly the second term. If MR kicked Mervin out, he would still have been the presi. If MR slap Sajin Vaas during the brawl in London, he would still be the president. If MR had not been with Lanza when STF raided him for narcotics MR still would have been the presi. And last but not least if MR had not been decided to finish off LTTE terrorism he would still have been the president.

              Your point a) //Cabinet ministers are given the chance to do their job as ministers – earlier it was basil and gota…//

              I dont have to waste my time and yours here by explaining how ‘different’ now. Visit any ministry when come down next and get your own experience. Almost entire sectors are at present in chaotic. Whether its health, finance, national security or traders, farmers story goes as same. May be because of the “independence” the particular ministers got under My3.

              d) //Above all people have the chance to discuss them openly… Even CBG matter was not kept away from the people…//

              Have not CT and many journals criticizing MR and then govt at length? I myself have done so in various public spaces. It was MR, after Mr. Premadasa was the victim of media attacks from various parts with heinous interests. Who was given the title “maharaja’ to MR? It was none other than the present president. You can go through the utube if you need references.

              c) //Lawful bodies seem to be acting the way them to be far better than as had been prior to 08th Jan 2015 Rmember, the days fact finding missions were attacked… nothing was done by police, since MR…//

              Yet another fairy tale from you Seela. Where’s justice to Hirunika’s, Chatura’s, Champaka’s, victims? With some serious minuses also, SL was the best in terms of law and order in South Asia in 2014. Though you all have bash MR in an exaggeration manner, that’s the truth. And, now, where are the then (in)famous law breakers sided with? Guess your conscious know the truth.

              d) //Above all people have the chance to discuss them openly… Even CBG matter was not kept away from the people… //

              I personally know, at few occasions, by PM himself had personally telephone to some editors with regard to what to publish and what not to. So much to the “chance to discuss openly”.

              //If you are honest to you, do you really want Rajakashe to represent you – considering all the manner they ended up to the end of 2014. I myself dont even to represent my dogs by Rajakashes…//

              Hello, to your information I am telling you, I myself voted against MR at the last presi election. (But I am glad that I have NOT voted this crazy bunch too because I could foresee the present pathetic situation.

              //Even if my friends and circles close to me, were repeatedly praising about Autobahnen -highways, but that was no highlight to me having lived on the west so long – that were secondary to me I could not even go for shopping due to exageratingly louder sound exposure//

              Seela, dont you think you are bit hypocrite when you say that? How on earth you compare those cities and our little Colombo or elsewhere? If you do not see a significant progress in roads, town planning, colombo and other cities beautification, transport and almost everything, your a damn one-sided creature who does not have an average sense.

              Seela admit that. Yes blunders were there. At times, they were beyond the limit. But, as a country, a progress was there under MR. Thats my opinion and you may have a different opinion and that is your right. But, insulting people with various petty tags are not acceptable. Peace Seelawathie Jayasinghe.

          • 5
            1

            max moron

            “Respect is something to be earned.”

            Actually, respect is something to be learned and earned.

            When is it convenient for you to join the classes where respect is taught and earned. It is not too late to learn something new. Give it a try.

            The only condition for admission is that you will have to leave Gnanasara’s b***s outside the classroom.

          • 4
            0

            Respect and dignity were taken away by prerious rulers. Now you talk with praises to him – inthe post war period, while go for concrete devleoments, he coudl well introduce systems to change a lot, but he instead did the other way around. How can you even expect respect today ?

            Remember the days the visiting UNHRC lady was attacked by front bull dogs such as Mervin.. moreover his was not even punished… how can you ever expect people to behave respectful ?

            Duminda SILVA and his brain injuries- even today, these are provable to be all times wrongful information to keep the court case sabotage.. but this was done by the direct mediation of Rjaakashse family..

            So how can you rely on Medical or lawful profesisonals, if they were compelled to deliver pleasing Mr Medamulana ? The generation that follow will never change… they just immitate the other the way… allmost abusive sinhala terms are now in circulation – become day today s langauge of the people ( babakukung… mala paninanwa…. mala kadanawa.. thoppi damamana, kade yanawa.. ) the kind of foul langague was promoted by Rajakshe media men… alone that shouudl be punsihed hard… Today, youth have no respect at all.. even a step child was abusively murdered few weeks ago, step father had gut.. behaving peityless to say the manner he press the body of the infant until he or she stopped breathing.. you talk about … respect… these deteriorating levels wwere born not yesterday, but over the past few years.. we need rigorous law enforcement to the manner Germans, Spore or other lawful conutries do it.. that is imperative.

          • 3
            0

            Dont worry about my Seelaya – leave it to me. You guys need to change your attitudes if you really want to see future generations will have to be blessed with a better future in this country. If we further support murderious … highly abusive men or women, we should know in advance what the results would be. No means to say yes to Rajakashes so long they would not change their radical thoughts that are not favourable to the masses of this country. Just cheating the vulnerable masses should nt be continued for anyone s political survival. Poor folks that struggle for their 3 meals have no time to even get what it means – but they are permamentely targeted by MR and the like politicians in this country: I CAN CHALLENGE YOU BY HOLDING AN OPINION POLL – TO GATHER MOST UPDATED THOUGHTS OF THE PEOPLE ACROSS THE RURAL CORNERS OF THE COUNTRY TO ASCERTAIN THEIR KNOWLEDGE: –

      • 5
        3

        Udaya Gommanpila cheated lanken poor folks begging them. That is how he got elected by the very same MAXEs. else, his kind of poliical stances can only outreach to few.

        • 2
          2

          Man – itwas just an accident – I dont mind him being charged if the prima facie evidences are there.

          Secondly, GOthadipila as SJ called him – has been making him a Hamuduruwo in lay people s costume, but caught in the act for a big fraud him to have deliberately made.
          The complainant proved to say that MR regime did not allow that to be investigated. That is the reason the accused is taken to custody.

          Do you think if Ranawaka interfered himself asking LANKEN courts on this, how he would face it – just at this critical state of his – being alleged to have been a hit and run man ? Let this go through your head man – give wisdom to shape up you. Just like UG or the other, you must not spread the kind of blatant lies this way.

      • 2
        1

        Man – itwas just an accident – I dont mind him being charged if the prima facie evidences are there.

        Secondly, GOthadipila as SJ called him – has been making him a Hamuduruwo in lay people s costume, but caught in the act for a big fraud him to have deliberately made.
        The complainant proved to say that MR regime did not allow that to be investigated. That is the reason the accused is taken to custody.

        Do you think if Ranawaka interfered himself asking LANKEN courts on this, how he would face it – just at this critical state of his – being alleged to have been a hit and run man ? Let this go through your head man – give wisdom to shape up you. Just like UG or the other, you must not spread the kind of blatant lies this way.

        • 1
          0

          CT please

          delete this .. since there are two of them here… web spaces shoudl not be wasted this way .. my mistake

    • 3
      1

      I think spin doctor mixes it up. I can imagine this situation today.
      Anyways, what is the margin between the civilized and uncivlized lankens ?

      a) Just because some coming from from an ancestral family/colombo
      b) English educated
      c) Qulified abroad (queens world)
      d) former school goer of ROYAL COLLEAGE ( even if you have not the brains to see the least, sometimes worth to have just a visit to royal college – that is what some old royal school goers feel ?)

  • 12
    4

    If you add that way – “civilized, Sri Lankans of my current personal acquaintance” – I think have no doubt – the way Mr Sirisena is 100000 times civilized than your god father who only made very decision neglecting own cabinet even dried pumkins like Wasidewa and Dew would even today kiss MR s asses the same manner. Why cant even Senior men get it as the way it should be.. Sure, newly appointed Dr C is well civlized person, but you the like stay with both ends shut when you should have said that earlier occasions too.. .. may be right at the moment being caught by 4 walls over the past few months, you may be feeling bored to do the job that way.. and that is why you change your thoughts and set it this way …. how selfish you have been ?

  • 16
    4

    Dayan,

    You said “This is why Fidel Castro and Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega triumphed (and the Cuban and Nicaraguan revolutions remain quintessentially undefeated) while Pol Pot, the LTTE, the JVP, Al Qaeda and ISIS have failed.”

    Why don’t you add the ‘Mahinda faction of UPFA supported by Dayan Jayatillaka’ after Pol Pot? :)

    • 5
      1

      Nimal,

      “Why don’t you add the ‘Mahinda faction of UPFA supported by Dayan Jayatillaka’ after Pol Pot? :)”

      DJ just cannot do that.

      By an unfortunate twist of fate, DJ continues to believe, for reasons beyond my understanding, for DJ is a smart guy, that utterly corrupt, family run Mahinda regime belongs to “Fidel Castro and Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega’s” group.

      Not the Pol Pot, LTTE, JVP, Al Queada or ISIS group.

      I just don’t knwo why.

      Cheers!

      • 1
        1

        Ben, yes, unfortunately DJ has some psychosis. What’s the use of so called education when people can’t understand the basics? :(

      • 0
        0

        Sorry Rajapaske killed your terror leader. Missing the suicides bombs in the third world Sri Lanka?

    • 9
      2

      I think Dayan would not help anyone but him first.
      Now as somecomentatators have already shared, he is about to move out of JO – those political paranoids such as Wimal Buruwanse, Gonmanpila, Musamil, GUnaswardhanas have to make their minds up.

      Can anybody you please add me what hasDJ been doing round the clock when he is not invited by local senders to act as ” political analyst” or ” Ultra nationalist” ?

      Has he been continuing to work as a lecturerr to Colombo ? These men have the potential to do the best, but to stay away being caught by lanken kine of politics.. is pathetic to entire academic world.

  • 3
    5

    Dr. DJ, I dont think our Presi has the capacity of thinking such a name for the coveted post, Chief of Central Bank. Must be PM Ranil’s choice. Not because of IK’s academic background as you stated, but for the simple fact that he was a fellow Royal College boy!

    • 3
      1

      Again the labels…

      as you heard his kick off speech, you would not see it that.. He is more british than a lanken. He even continued his part of schooling in the UK. But back and forth he has visited the country. Now I see, he is more a Brite than a ceylonese. In contrary Arjuna Mehedran is more srilanken than Singaporean. I myslef possessing a german nationality, I would not call mysef a german, that is just for our travel purposes only. We have our basic schooling in the home country.

      • 0
        0

        @samuel jayaweera,

        Huh? You wanted to say something?

  • 6
    1

    DJ is a veteran in the game of “U-turn” Is he trying to jump into the government??

  • 3
    0

    On the criteria of writers stated “sheer merit” Dayan would never become a political appointee in Paris if not for currying favour with every conceivable person in power.
    So much for merit.

    Reading words in this write up such as imperealist,radical,resistant movement,militant,progressivism etc one would not be faulted for thinking this was a 1950’s left wing leaflet instead of about Lanka’s CB governor.

  • 1
    2

    was due diligence followed when electing the governor ? all unwanted issues would have been cleared.

  • 8
    1

    Once again the “Puss Pundit” is in action! He is talking about Indrajith’s relationship with Rajaratnam. As a consultant Indrajith would have advised and worked with Rajaratnam who was a leading financial wizard in USA. Although he was subsequently convicted, so was Bank of America – not once several times, and so was HSBC convicted for almost similar illegal activities. That does not say that the consultant Indrajith was at fault. If we further apply the point that our “Puss Pundit” is raising, why has Dayan not written about all the “Horas” who are now with Mahinda Rajapakse. Although Dayan repeatedly defends Mahinda Rajapakse as a honest person, doesn’t Dayan’s own theory if applied to the “Horas” make Mahinda also a Crook?

    He also raises the issue of David Cameron. What our “Puss Pundit” has failed to say is that Mahinda Rajapakse should also bow out of politics as David Cameron, which he as not done.

    So our “Puss Pundit Dayan” is a snake under the grass and not a honest political commentator.

  • 10
    3

    DJ YOU ARE A PHONEY POLITICAL SCIENTIST AS FAR AS EVERYONE BELIEVES. YOU CAN FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME. SOME OF THE PEOPLE SOME OF THE TIME. NOT ALL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME. I WONDER HOW MUCH YOU ARE BEING PAID BY THE MAHARAJA ORGAN

    • 4
      0

      “Phoney POLITICAL SCIENTIST” = Political CON Artist

      • 0
        0

        [Edited out]

  • 4
    2

    At some point of time in his professional career Indrajit had served as a consultant to a firm owned by Galleon. That too waa for a short period.. If this can be used to describe him as a Tiger supporter, how are we to describe Mahinda Rajapakse, whose connection to Prabakaran was much stronger when he contested the Presidential election in 2005 ? The connection was so close and strong that the LTTE chief was obliged to prevent the Tamils from voting. And this helped Mahinda to win easily. DJ , Gammanpilla,Weerawansa et al will never describe Mahinda as a Tiger supporter. Is this not hypocrisy?

  • 1
    2

    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/06625647/filing-history

    IF Dayan Jayathilake did not know it.

  • 6
    1

    Here ‘s a guy who went to bed with the corrupt and despotic Rajapakshes and their cronies , preaching to us about morals and values in choosing a governer for the Central bank ! What the f… is going on ?

  • 5
    1

    Dayan Jayatilake has at last seen the writing on the wall and realized his Godfather MR & his fanily have no chance of coming to power. It appears that he wants to abondon the sinking ship?

  • 4
    1

    What value one holds higher than others, and I thought yours is smart patriotism, isn’t Sir, not common decency. Even the former no doubt was an outlier with your stance in the eighties holding a Ministerial position under Perumal. You revolved through time quickly and want the masses to do the same, but for our lazy people, they need more ruminating before follow your lead. Fooling the ordinary folks, you like MR, wants make a living out of LTTE, and wants to keep SL on war footing for ever.

    Even in this writing, you try to drive a wedge between the president and the PM, not knowing what exactly went behind the door in the nomination of new Governor, perhaps could have read the article written by Jeyraj in this connection. You wrote articles predicting MR and his gang winning elections and failed in each. Again, you seem to have excited looking at the feasibility of toppling the present government comparing it to the major parties that took bipartisan approach in the UK Brexit poll and got defeated. Why do you want to see the back this government?. The fear of finding a solution by them to the national issue or due to frustration that they haven’t nominated you as a diplomat to a western nation?.

    At least I am happy to see your are happy with IC’s nomination. Let see if he heeds your advice.

  • 2
    0

    When a man cannot make a case without dragging out nonsensical quotes, we are
    not impressed. DJ writes
    political sin that Mao, a philosopher as well as a master strategist, condemned and rejected as “whateverism”:
    Mao never said anything like that.

    Then he writes
    When the world judges Martin Heidegger or Carl Schmitt, it is for their intellects and not their tangential affiliations

    Martin Heidegger would not have made those tangential affiliations (what a way to negate hard-core Nazi attitudes and entrenched anti-Semitism) if his intellect was working. Heidegger was a man who thrived by writing nonsense known to pedantic people as “philosophical hermeneutics”.
    Dayan J’s attitude to Heidegger shows that he can never tread the high moral road.
    He continues to slip into the gutter because his thinking is intuitively fashioned on the Marxist “end justifies the means” barbarity.

    If he wrote this article, removing all this nonsensical and counterproductive allusions to Mao, Heidegger etc., and tried to make it stand on its own on pure rational empirical grounds, then we can look at it.

    Or else, DJ he has to find a justification from the spiritual side, and he is incapable of that.

    For instance, Does Coomaraswamy know anything about Islamic banking?

    • 3
      0

      Bodin

      “we are not impressed. DJ writes political sin that Mao, a philosopher as well as a master strategist, condemned and rejected as “whateverism”: Mao never said anything like that. “

      Whaterevrism under Mao was “We will do whatever Mao decides, and follow whatever instructions he gives”. I don’t believe Mao ever said that, but the party stalwarts who obliged Mao had been seen to be obedient to him.

      Have you ever heard or read “civilizational fault-line”?

  • 6
    2

    A great friend of mine who has made a really successful private sector life in Sri Lanka is a CEO of a company. He told me once “Machang, in Sri Lanka Sinhala people wait for someone to fail unlike in the USA; they start off being negative and even the Sinhala employees just wait and hope to see the boss fail so they can take glee from it”. Seems like a lot of attacks on this honorable man Dr. Coomaraswamy fall into the same category.

    People make unfounded allegations, insult his ethnicity etc out of an inferiority complex and nothing else. Why not give him a fair hearing and a fair chance to succeed ? Gosh, first we saw that with the changes at SriLankan airlines which is bleeding the government to death; the one sided attacks in CT with no effort to get the other side of issues; the stony silence during the Rajapakse regime; the fact that CT was blocked in SL etc were lost on them. So they start writing with glee and attacking people relentlessly. If SL was so great under the previous regime why is it in such an Achchaaru now?

    This guy is a classy man and with great pedigree in educational qualification. He is definitely the right choice and I think the President of Sri Lanka was right to appoint him. Let us all stop with racist insults please. Let us stop with wild allegations please. Why do we Sinhalese have such a propensity to “uda balala kela gahanna”? “To look up and spit” when you know very well the spit is going to land on our hypocritical, sanctimonious faces?

    Respectfully
    Mano Ratwatte
    USA

    • 5
      0

      Mano Ratwatte

      Are you responding to the man/woman Ananda-USA?

    • 2
      0

      Private Sector know very well classy bureaucrats `criminal negligence`.
      From C.S. London to R.R. USA, He has eaten more Punjabi bartha than you .

    • 0
      2

      Mano Ratwatte;

      Whom are trying to fool; you mean to say that Sri Lankan education system failed to produce a single capable and educated Sinhala or Tamil speaking person to fill this vacancy other than Indrajit; a Senior Citizen. The man is from the “Buddy Club”. The other qualified, much younger, non-controversial, qualified Sri Lankan candidates were not “Pukka Sahib” enough.

      “Why do we Sinhalese have such a propensity to “uda balala kela gahanna”? “To look up and spit” when you know very well the spit is going to land on our hypocritical, sanctimonious faces?”

      Don’t blame the Sinhalese just like all other pretend to be Sinhala has done including Bandaranaikes. We need to develop our country without any further interference from the so called “pukka Sahibs” in Colombo.

    • 2
      0

      Hello Mr Ratwatte
      You write “Gosh, first we saw that with the changes at SriLankan airlines which is bleeding the government to death; the one sided attacks in CT with no effort to get the other side of issues;”
      Effort to get other side of an issue before publishing any issue is done by proper journalist in a civilised country you cannot apply that criteria to CT or Srilanka.

    • 2
      0

      Hello Mr Ratwatte
      You write “Gosh, first we saw that with the changes at SriLankan airlines which is bleeding the government to death; the one sided attacks in CT with no effort to get the other side of issues;”
      Effort to get other side of an issue before publishing any issue is done by proper journalist in a civilised country you cannot apply that criteria to CT or Srilanka.
      If the journalist here try to give a balanced reporting there would not be any reporting. Just look at the articles most of them are racially biased.
      I am not saying this is typical of srilankan journalism it can be seen in other countries as well.

  • 0
    3

    You are right Dayan. Considering that Charitha Ratwatte and Dinesh weerakkody, two of Ranils corrupt buddies were that closed to be appointed the next CB governor Coomaraswamy is a god send. Only issue I see in him is he is too far to the right. Just because Raj Ratnam is a corrupt terror supporter it doesn’t mean all his Galleon advisors were part of the crime.

    The unfortunate truth about Sri Lankan politics is that the easiest path to power is to thrown every stone you see at the government and produce lies and half truths about the government everyday. That is what Mangala/Anura did to the previous government and a faction of the current opposition seem to be in the same path.

    Hats off to Dinesh/Vasu. We didn’t see this gentlementship from current PM when he was the opposition leader.

    • 2
      0

      Thero De Silva’s master, the Old King was accused of running the government with 2000 of his close and extended family members. Friends are extra. Old Royals is the family which defines the dictionary meaning of the word “Nepotism”.Thero De Silva should be last one (,even after the Old Royal Family members) to talk about Charitha Ratwatte.

  • 9
    1

    “It may be true that in a deplorable lapse of judgment, Indrajit was associated with Raj Rajaratnam’s company, and Raj Rajaratnam was indubitably a financier of the LTTE apart from being a crook. He was a worthy successor of Emil Savundra.”

    This is NOT TRUE Dr. Jayatilleka to rattle off his bigotry and erroneous facts. I will challenge you or anyone to show cause or any iota of proof that Mr. Rajaranam is and was a LTTE financier because there is no proof even for the Ney Yoprk prosecutorial office, FBI and the DIA of the US law enforcement arm to this day. In any of event, their investigations on Raj wasa frame up and conspiracy against him that is politically motivated on campaign funds to two senators of the state of New York. If there ever was proof that Raj supported the LTTE (a band terror organization in the USA), that proof would have exculpated him to a more serious crime than that of insider trading. I know this being directly involved with detectives that Mr Rajarathnam’s defense team used for their own investigations. In my view, that legal team did a deplorable job in challenging the allegations and wire taps in the frame up that led to Raj for the crime of insider trading which every other other fund manager in New York city is involved in. Hence, it is not fair to associate any other person associated with Galleon Investments. Unlike Dr. Jayatilleke who belongs to the camp of racial bigots, we in the intelligence community have liberated ourselves from the era of McCarthyism. Therefore, I suggest you sorry losers to get lost in your own world of Jaathiwadaya.

    • 0
      0

      KP was the financier of LTTE.
      He has not been even “rehabilitated”.

      The whereabouts of the 21 LTTE owned ships and the monies in bank accounts were probably divulged by him to Gota whose minions abducted him from Thailand.

      DJ ignores this and tries to malign Coomaraswamy.

  • 3
    0

    Raj Rajaratnam did not swindle ordinary Sri Lankans.
    Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy was perhaps not aware of the insider trading of Galleon.

    Prominent Sri Lankan politicians including Ministers and Prime Ministers courted Raj Rajaratnam and took selfie…until he was “judged” guilty of Insider Trading.

  • 2
    0

    The issue of the appointment of Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy as the Governor of the Central Bank is a defining one.
    It is an issue on which one has to stand up and be counted.
    It is a moral issue; one which concerns the kind of Sri Lanka one wishes to have.
    It is also a larger issue of values; of what values one holds higher than others.
    It is an issue of ethics, of how one should or should not conduct oneself; of whether or not fair-play counts.
    Finally it is an issue of common decency.

    Hello Dayan wake up ……this is Sri Lanka.
    when have you seen all of the above applied by Sri Lankan politicians and the likes of you

  • 3
    1

    “it is perfectly feasible to beat a Ranil-CBK led UNP official SLFP-TNA bloc at a referendum over a non-unitary Constitutional change, falling well outside the 13th amendment.”

    Yes it is true that racism & patriotic promise call by racists and fundamentalists can beat rule of law and humanity. Mahinda Rajapakse also thought that was simple but Sinhalese people didn’t realise that Mahinda Rajapakse’s motive was to rule under the dictatorship and rob the nations wealth into his own family’s benefit. People now realised the consequences of rascism and fundamentalism by this Mahinda group and its allies including the bursting Dayan.

  • 3
    0

    “Raj Rajaratnam was indubitably a financier of the LTTE “

    The FBI does no believe and had invited SL to prove it.- Tsunami charity etc??
    Gota and PM have met Raj R (0ne track crook not Emil of Reader’s Digest fame) and asked for $100million to rehabilitate LTTE.

    Economist and Politicians seem to me to have an overdose of conscientiousness and not enough insight.

    You are defending Colombo Bureaucrats and their families.
    Aren’t you Running behind Ambulances like Radhika??

    Why LTTE? His last assignment was under Shill Sharma SG. Commonwealth.
    Now we have Nannygate Scotland who purchased the vote via a catholic church we are told.(investigation is on).

    “The point I seek to make is that it is perfectly possible and indeed far easier to hit a government hard and topple it if …… This is why Fidel Castro and Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega triumphed (and the Cuban and Nicaraguan revolutions remain quintessentially undefeated) while Pol Pot, the LTTE, the JVP, Al Qaeda and ISIS have failed.”

    Communism and Fascism are both the products of the same mind- no type of mind is so like extreme right or extreme left. After all Fascism, as much as Communism, is based on the marxian dialectic, which ultimately is based on the logic of Hegel. How are folk paying the centuries old history??

    As a result of Professional Politicians dehumanised logic we have dehumanised truth. Hegelian swelled-heads.

  • 5
    1

    It appears Richard Burton-Elizabeth Taylor’s honey moon started with Nugegoda Meeting is over and the runaway bridegroom has once more returned to the marriage podium looking for a bride at CT. The Thero de Silva has restarted his preaching again to the Joint- Comedians, referring them as “The Opposition”.

    Indrajit is a selection of Chandrika, the Attanagalla Princess. SLFP, Specially Chandrika has a good long list of anti-Tamil, Non-Tamil, Tamil coolies. Telecommunication Minister Kumarasuriyar, Duraiappa, Kathirgamar, Communist VP are excellent examples of these crowd. I know of E.R.S.R. Coomaraswamy too crush by Rajavarodyam by 2/3 majority. These traitors are not known to many Tamils as Tamils. Radhika’s best achievements were working with Karuna and hiding the Udugama Commission’s report. Radhika refused to come to CT and respond to the problems raised on Udugama Commission. It is because where Indrajit is coming from is the reason why our runaway bridegroom is here to substantiate his appointment.

    We must repeat it here again. It was never our intention to protect Mahendran and to offer our voice to him as we never considered him as one in the helpless, vulnerable rebel girls who are toured by everybody and used by everybody in Lankawe. But, on the other side, only reason the Joint Comedians targeted Mahendran was, though he is a Tamil though he is a Non-Tamil Tamil, like the ones I said above. Ranil went and occupied Temple Tree house when the Old King was scared out of there by State Secretary John Kerry. Then the CSN documents were captured by Ranil’s personnel. Not about Sri Lanka Air Lines, but even about CSN, neither COPELESS nor the UNP,s F word CID have not done anything. I thought the COPELESS was to investigate only government corporations. But now it has investigated Central bank and fired Mahendran, it seems. I don’t know where the communist , Tissa Vitharana was when Ajith Nivard was plowing through allover everywhere in the Central Bank Building.

    How Sripathi Sooriyarachchi died has not come to the light yet. Champika is cleared continuing as a Minister. But Sriranga is about to be arrested for a 5 years old accident in that Old Royal Government fraudulently closed the case deciding the one who died in the accident drove the car not Sriranga as Sriranga was minister that time, just like Champika is now and then. Srirangan was, just like the ones I listed earlier, a coolly of Old King. As Non-Tamil Tamil, he has to face the truth of that he can serve to any big Sinhala master in any dedication, but he is Tamil. His legal tangle is not our concern. What we are saying is you can serve to any Sinhala Master with any amount of dedication, but the fate of the truth that they are Tamils is not going to change. Sriranga serviced Old King. Now being scarified by New King. Kathirgamar serviced to Chandrika. Sacrificed by Old King. Pillaiyan serviced Old King and scarified by Ranil. Illanagon Serviced Old King. Scarified by Ranil.
    Why Mahendran has to punish? Here Thero De Silva is offering his conventional racist explanation. “He was a worthy successor of Emil Savundra.” Thero did not quote Bernie Madoff, the famous one during Rajaratnam case. He did not quote Sajin Vass who has similar accusation of Emil but and though UNP’s F word CID is not willing to bring case against him. Thero de Silva has connected a 1960s case of Tamil pilot Emil to Wall Street Trader Raj and commuted that to Mahendran. This is how his racism has standardized the entire Tamil community as fraudulent business men. But because of that race’s honesty and integrity the race employed in 75% of the Ceylon government’s jobs by British government, who investigated Emil’s case. They did not treat “Tamils are Emils”.

    Raj had won his cases against SEC and had recovered court charges from SEC. That is something none of the Old Royal swindlers has achieved yet in any cases against them the new Royals have accused. So, all the New Royals accusations about Old Royals are still floating around.

    Raj paid to Republicans. Raj paid to Democrats. Raj paid to UNP. Raj paid to SLFP. ” Raj Rajaratnam was indubitably a financier of the LTTE ” Though these are Thero De Silva’s words, when Raj was arrested in America, the Old Royals did not wanted him to Lankawe saying that he had done nothing against Lankawe. So, unlike KP, who was believed possessing LTTE’s wealth, Raj was not brought into Lankawe by Old Royals. Ambassador Blake had given a promise to Old King and Brother Prince to prosecute all Tamils who can be connected to LTTE. There were many string operations were carried out and many, not really participated in LTTE, were trapped. It is said once Emil witnessed that he did not do anything a normal trader wouldn’t do. Like in the same sense, Raj did not do anything a normal Wall Street Trader would not do. In 2008, the entire world’s economy was shaken by Wall Street’s frauds. Here is a classic case how, many of the Americans see the Wall Street: For long time it was thought the Primary would be an easy walk for Hillary. Sanders was trailing much behind Hillary. Hillary had given a speech at Wall Street and had received applause from Wall Street. Sanders advisers asked him to take up the Wall Street speech against Hillary. At the start he resisted. But he lent for that without seeing any progress in his campaign. That is where Hillary’s support was easily watered out and Sanders started to have hope. It is with that Wall Street Americans are living.
    But the question is, then, why, while Thero de Silva connecting Mahendran and Raj to Emil, but saving Indrajit from it? That is about the questions on the behaviors of Thero De Silva which are still open out there and not contested adequately by him. Thero De Silva was sacked from French Embassy while a murder of a Tamil man was accused on French Embassy. Even the French police did not put forward any theory on that murder, unlike they do always on ISS cases. Thero had covered up as Zero Casualty of 145,000 Tamils murder in 2009 in UNHRC. This was done mainly by India, but Thero De Silva claims to him the credit for the cheating of International Governments. That is a well-known fraud which even below the level at than Emil’s action where only few private traders were cheated. At that time, Radhika was serving in UNESCO. She was said to Challenge Ban-ki-Moon for UNSG position. So it is said she cooperated well with Old King. Thero De Silva has praised her for the support she had given to him on his game of cheating the International Governments. This is a payback time for Radhika for our runaway Bridegroom, Thero de Silva. So he is putting forward his logic, even if Indrajit is a consultant to Raj, that Thudakku would not accompany Indrajit with him back Lankawe because he is Brahminical Professional like Thero De Silva. Thero De Silva is basically arguing that a professional is policy-less or principle-less head nodding doll to the politicians( or like him, they devise cunning and swindling schemes to save their masters like Thero did in UNHRC). So, now, as tribute to Radhika for her assistance in UNHRC for him using her UNESCO Position, he is asking the bride, the Joint Comedians whom he call as “Opposition” and from he has run away one more time after last time at Nugegoda having united, to accept Indrajit.

    When Mahendran was employed, our protest of this action as one creating a showcase to IC and compelling them to believe that Tamils are being given equal opportunity in the Yahapalanaya Government is registered all over in CT. Now, the reason of giving CBG position from a Non-Tamil Tamil to another Non-Tamil Tamil is a new scheme conceived by Chandrika, whom treat her as the Attanagalla Princess. She, like many others, is guessing that Hillary may become the next president of America. Chandrika has a family friendship with Clintons. She wants to have her cards collected to play her game when Hillary in power. That is why she has staged this drama of SLFP non-Tamil Tamil is being used to replace a UNP Non-Tamil Tamil. This is sheer and naked fraud. After knowing that only the Runaway bridegroom has come back here too. Here once again, not depending on qualification or suitability for the job, but based on the nature of the political scheme played by Chandrika and other SLFyers, including Joint Comedians and the runaway Bridegroom, Thero de Silva we oppose the appoint of Indrajit, as we did it in Mahendran’s case.

  • 2
    2

    Look at the comments, nearly seventy!! Almost all are utterly irrelevant, cynical and nasty. Nothing useful and constructive. Is it any wonder that we Sri Lankans have a very LOW I.Q??

  • 0
    1

    [Edited out]

    Dayan on ethnic identity:

    “In any case, I can state after a friendly acquaintanceship of over three decades (as long as I’ve known Rajiva Wijesinha, a common friend), that Indrajit has never shown the slightest trace of sympathy to the Tigers, or separatism or the political activism of the Tamil diaspora or indeed the cause and ideology of Tamil nationalism in general. Indeed his early Marxist formation together with his cosmopolitan upbringing and social background made him almost blind to ethnic identity even after the seismic shock of Black July 1983. If anything, he has always had hyper-rationalist recoil against the ideology and politics of ethnic identity”

    This guy will deny the birth-rights of any Sri Lankan, hiding behind socialism. It is necessary for him to hang out in the periphery of the “Elite Club” of Colombo to improve his image and earn a piece of meat here and there with the bone thrown at him. For sure, Colombo elites do not identify themselves within any defined ethnic roots in Sri Lanka. Upper echelon of this club is not of any Sri Lankan origin, most of their forefathers came to Sri Lanka from Kerala, South India and others are connected to them through marriages. They were the cronies who assisted the Colonial Masters to suppress Sinhala Buddhists. They attach no importance to ethnic identity; these fellows do not have any knowledge of Sri Lankan culture, traditions and customs. For the elite club members Sinhala-Buddhists are not “Pukka Sahibs” they may be highly educated but they not but “Pukka Sahibs”. For them, D.S.Senanayke and Dudley Senanayake were not “Pukka Sahib” enough. They are the people who introduced the word “GODAYA” into Sinhala vocabulary. Pukka Sahibs always wanted guys like Dayan to keep them in power, so once in a while they drop few hints, here and there knowing very well that he is capable of spinning them to the benefit of whomever in power in Sri Lanka. Mahinda Rajapaksa; employed Dayan to carry out his propaganda for wrong reasons. For Bandaranaikes; Rajapaksas were not “Pukka Sahib enough. There were so many grand masters among pukka sahibs in Colombo elite community, one of them was SWRDB and He experimented on the subject of how to hoodwink Buddhist masses in Sri Lanka very successfully, since then all Colombo elites considered to be the only Pukka Sahibs in Sri Lanka have exploited Sinhala Buddhists in many different ways to retain power in Colombo. The spin doctors like Dayan Jayatilake have been doing over-time to keep true Sinhala-Buddhists leaders and TrueTamil Speaking leaders apart.

    There are so many educated, capable Sinhala and Tamil speaking sons and daughters for the coveted jobs in Sri Lanka, but they are not Pukka Sahib enough for this government. The irony is that the Tamils think Sinhala-Buddhists have been unfair to them and denied their place in the multicultural mosaic of our great country Sri Lanka.

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 200 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically disabled after 5 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.