23 October, 2017

The Modi Doctrine – II: The New Indian Expansionism & The Sinhala-Tamil Equation 

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

As the Indian TV station WION’s program ‘Gravitas’ correctly reported, “Modi Reshapes Sri Lanka Policy”. What a reshaping it was and what a shape it has now taken! It has to be analyzed in all its dimensions and implications.

Though my old teacher of international relations, Prof Shelton Kodikara, would surely have traced Modi’s ‘Vesak discourse’ in Colombo back to the Indian Ocean-centric theories of KM Panikkar and thus posited a conceptual continuity, I would add or attribute two new reasons for the Modi doctrine.

Firstly, the competition with a rising China in the Indian Ocean has led Modi to attempt a downward thrust of India’s power, extending its sphere of influence southwards, hardening and transforming it from a sphere of influence to a domain of secure possession, acquiring Sri Lanka or at least its North and East which contains Trincomalee.

Secondly, Mr. Modi’s ideological lineage and mindset make it easier than it would be for a Congress leader, to think in terms of a Greater India, a quasi-empire—which extends to and incorporates the island of Lanka.

India’s absence at the ongoing, widely attended global conference on the Belt and Road Initiative in Beijing shows the seriousness and adversarial character of Delhi’s view of China’s emergence as a powerful global player.

The Modi doctrine announcing the New Indian Expansionism or the New Indian Imperialism has to be seen against this backdrop. Sri Lanka is a test case.

The Modi doctrine seems to have its accompaniment in the Wickremesinghe doctrine. Going by the hybrid Modi-Wickremesinghe Doctrine, US, Indian, Japanese, British and European warships can and do dock in Sri Lankan ports while Chinese submarines are prevented.

This is ‘balance’ and ‘even-handedness’ and ‘nonalignment’ in the composite ‘Modi-Yahapalana’ dictionary. It means that our fickle friends can dock their warships in our ports but our faithful friends cannot—all in the context of a competition in Asia where our fickle friends block our faithful friends.

A charitable and conventional explanation would be that Mr. Modi wants Sri Lanka to be a satellite, subordinate to Delhi. My own explanation is less charitable but perhaps more Realist. The Modi Doctrine assumes that India’s new borders extend beyond and include Sri Lanka; that Sri Lanka lies within India’s borders; that Sri Lanka is borderless and has no borders or cannot and must not have borders, economic and political, that separate it from India.

The Modi Model for Indo-Lanka relations involves not only a deep reshaping of Sri Lanka but also impacts deeply on and fundamentally reshapes of the domestic balance of forces i.e. the power relations between the communities of the island.

What are the clear consequences of the Modi model for the Sinhala-Tamil equation? What is the deep impact on the destiny of the Sinhalese who are not concentrated in large numbers anywhere else on the planet and whose only home this island is?

In terms of the island’s domestic geopolitics, and the acceptance of Mr. Modi’s doctrine for us, we are incorporated within Greater India and therefore, the domestic balance tilts against the Sinhala majority and in favor of the Tamil minority, because the latter have 80 million co-ethnics as important stakeholders within India.

The security and strategic de-linking from China means that the Sinhalese are weakened twice over, because they will be cut-off from their staunch and economically powerful ally, while the latent separatist Tamil minority is strategically empowered by the borderless linkage with India and the Indian veto over our relations with China.

The Sinhalese will be unable to balance off the US and India while the Tamils will be able to leverage them thanks to the Diaspora and Tamil Nadu, and we would have given the Indo-US friends of the Tamil nationalists a huge leverage over us and our only home, this island.    

In the Modi Model, the only borders that Sri Lanka is expected to have are those of a federal state unit within India. In this sense, the sum total of Mr. Modi’s Vesak speech in Colombo is to change Sri Lanka’s status from a free, sovereign, independent country to a federal state of the Indian union!

Both discourse and body language show that he already regards Sri Lankan leaders as Chief Ministers and no more—and for their part they already behave like Chief Ministers or aspirant ones, in a federation of which Mr. Modi is the Prime Minister!

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    Our Learned friend Sri Dayan Jayatilleka

    As I read your article it says India got 80 million Tamils, do you know how many million is Indian population ?

    You are insulting Hindi speaking people, and forgot our Asoka’s
    inheritance, are you a Veda ?

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      Anton Man

      “You are insulting Hindi speaking people, and forgot our Asoka’s inheritance, are you a Veda ?”

      Dayan the war monger types:

      “A charitable and conventional explanation would be that Mr. Modi wants Sri Lanka to be a satellite, subordinate to Delhi. My own explanation is less charitable but perhaps more Realist. The Modi Doctrine assumes that India’s new borders extend beyond and include Sri Lanka; that Sri Lanka lies within India’s borders; that Sri Lanka is borderless and has no borders or cannot and must not have borders, economic and political, that separate it from India.”

      Eureka moment for Dayan who discovers

      fire, wheel, theory of relativity, black hole, the gods particle, hox genes, ….. helped Arthur C. Clarke develop ideas behind satellites, …………….

      just beaten Alfred Thayer Mahan who said (1840 – 1914) “Whoever controls the Indian Ocean will dominate Asia, the destiny of the world will be decided on its waters.”

      Hurrah!

      By the way Dayan has yet to discover the extent of Chola control over Indian ocean from 950 to 1300 AD nearly 350 years.

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        Native Vedda ,
        “Chola control”
        With india lagging behind its the chola brahmins who are in control of india’s destiny thanks to their fluency in Mandarin, French and English
        and positions of responsibility in all those countries Trump Xi and Modi work smoothly at the top of the triangle is courtesy them.
        slow and steady wins it all.CERN.

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          When Modi told Mahinda do not rouse up racism against the economic deals or political solution to Tamils, Mahinda did not utter a word. He had even apologised to Modi for the black flag shown at the JO may day rally in Galle Face against Modis visit. Modi did not ask for a meeting with Mahinda, but it was Mahinda who begged the government for that meeting. Where is the rhetoric of these cardboard veerayas in front of Modi. Even Sirisena was told that if he delays granting of rights to Tamils, Srilanka will be isolated from international community.

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            Dayan,

            Your first piece had some elements I am in agreement with. But here your partiality comes through – unlike many other writes who at least try to be/sound impartial.

            Mahinda Rajapakse, even unbeknown to him – or anyone else – is an intellectual power house.

            He signed off 50 acres of Colombo-port-city to the Chinese as a defence pact/treaty, in case if India invade, then they’ll be invading China too.

            Just brilliant!

            Of course you can’t tell this openly to the world and should be guarded as a top secret.

            I knew, in spite of appearances, Mahinda always had it in him.

            There’s a thought for you for your next piece, to elaborate on Mahinda’s insightful thinking and great love for the country.

            Man, you or your buddy Weerawansa, is not even in the ball-park when it comes to political-spinning.

            You’re a mere child, boy.

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              Ivanka went to Germany on invitation by Angela Merkel to discuss training of American women in vocational work. There she got the ragging of her life by very close friends IMF chief Lagarde and Merkel. If you remember right Lagarde refused to grant loans to Lanka but was under pressure from Obama to hand over so Samanta Power over on Thursday to Washington and announced the payment. Now Ravi, Ranil Sirisena squandered it and this has reached Trump who is counting the billions. It’s like during WW2 Roosevelt gave away billions to Stalin and Mao to cover their butts from German and Japanese onslaught but the two nations created their totalitarian regimes of power today – like Rajapaksa. Sallie Kumar’s Republican Hindu congress is working on it same as Rajinikanth (Modi man) is claiming for power over TN under Modi.

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          Dayan is a third world ex-diplomat who needs to learn geopolitics:

          He only needs to look at Cyprus, Cremia, rump Georgia, Tibet and several other examples of the fate of small nations or countries neighbouring Hugh ones. The fate of the small ones are determined by their adjoining big brothers.

          If he has not learnt this lesson he has to go back to school – it is never too late.

          Dayan, remember that Sri Lanka was only part of an Indian Empire of Rajaraja Cholan only about a thousand years ago.

          If fools blinded by pride and hubris don’t learn anything from history, then history will teach these proud fools to learn again. Will they?

          Dayan does not even understand that distance just like size matters in life of people as well as nations.

          I will advise Dayn [Edited out] don’t be an agent provocateur to the decent Sinhalse of the island to cause troublebut move on with the times.

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        Oh vedda this mongrel need a spanking man….he need good tantrix sex man….u r an experience guy…..if u cant i am ready to teach him man….this mad doc need good lesson.

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          Jamis Mutthu Banda the Tamil speaking Sinhalam

          Good to hear from you. Where you been all these time?

          “need a spanking man”

          What if he asks more?

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        Native Vedda
        May 16-2017- TOI
        18-year-old from Tamil Nadu designs world’s lightest satellite
        The satellite was selected through a competition called ‘Cubes in Space’, jointly organised by NASA and ‘I Doodle Learning’
        This will be the first time an Indian student’s experiment – a 64 gm satellite – will be flown by NASA
        Speaking to TOI from Pallapatti, Rifath said it will be a sub-orbital flight and post-launch, the mission span will be 240 minutes and the tiny satellite will operate for 12 minutes in a micro-gravity environment of space. “The main role of the satellite will be to demonstrate the performance of 3-D printed carbon fibre,” he explained. He said the satellite was selected through a competition called ‘Cubes in Space’, jointly organised by NASA and a organisation called ‘I Doodle Learning’.
        http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/18-year-old-from-tamil-nadu-designs-worlds-lightest-satellite/articleshow/58665411.cms

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      These are may be your thoughts. Not anyone that listen to the WION s would ever feel that he visited the country to turn the lankens part of their indian central govt. DJ you have been very fine twisting then sending the message across to the Rajaakshe led extremist groups, that any constitutional reforms can bring disharmony within country. So tell us then what options you think will have to be implemented if we really want to peace among all folks in the country.
      I have the feeling unemployed DJ has gone mad to have added the kind of thoughts. Best would be let people to decide by listening to WION s program contents.
      Here are the links
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a256yavcSDQ&t=7s
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg_mm1hSmls

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      Anton, this man has forgotten that all Sri Lankans came from india at some point in time including the Vedda people.

      even our popular Religion came from there.

      i dont think India has any idea of making us one of the indian states.

      this is just sinister propaganda to try and keep the engines of hate, bigotry and ethnic discrimination alive.

      Where his India paranoia comes from i really can’t understand…

      we cant let evil people like this spew hate and divide the people of our country.

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    This guy is really going crazy. He dreams up things. He has always been egocentric, obsessed with his Geneva days and now he has doubled up as eccentric too.

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    I know why you do not like India..you like whatever MR and co did ..although you know well they sold out a part of south to China and public pay a big price for what MR and co did …while MR liberated North and East from LTTE he sold out a part of South to China…I did respect you before…now it is clear for me who manipulate fact and you are really an opportunit waiting for your chance ..
    Hope sri Lanka people know that..put the national interest over your personal one …

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    I think this political analyst’s discussion is very superficial. Sri lanka can not stop or prevent Sri lanka becoming a colony of India. Not Only Sri lanka but also every country Around India eventually become a colony in a big trade and cultural zone in which India is the central country. India’s time line is about 10 -15 years to circle the whole sub continent.

    Sri lanka has to work within that frame work and may have to stop being energy depenedant and giving so much space to Indian businesses which are very exploitative than the american businesses and should not take more and more indian workers here.

    Maids going to middle east are remitting some money. Yet, Sri lanka is losing money because of dysfunctional families, drug addicts and alcoholics because of such families. So, money is wasted than earend because of that, Sri lanka has to find otherways to reduce the importing of workers.

    Even the buddhist Festival conducted by UN is politicized. Because, a leader, even though he tried his best to be buddhist, from a predominently hindu country was invited. He could not forget that he was Hindu and he addressed hindus too during the buddhist festival asking hindus to use the same air plane to visit hindu gods.

    Dayan Jayathilake may be trying to get advantage to Mahinda Rajapakse. But, I think both govts worked the same way. Mahinda Rajapakse openly showed that he is not those. Yet, underneath he was doing the Indian Agernda. It was easy as Basil Rajapakse had Indian son- in-Laws too.

    Another complain is the defence agreement between Sri lanka and USA was signed by two americans and one of which was Mahinda rajapakse’s brother.

    It looks sending a submarine during the visit of Modi was just neglecting India. Because, US army came and used the Hambanthota harbour for their humanitarian purpose. China tried directly send their submarine to a commercial harbour.

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      When the sheep are in the jaws of a wolf there is nothing he /she can do.
      thats what you wanted jumbo elephants- count your blessings you are in the jaw.
      On Theresa Mays and Boris visit they asked Modi for help in not returning Diego Garcia to mauritius as mauritius is bound to win the case at international courts – Modi sent both empty handed. Trump wants to shut all 800 bases as they cost america and does not support america’s security.

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      Oh gosh jim soft! Our people go to the middle east because they have a sense of pride and egalitarianism (however bad going to the might be….still there’s pride in hard work and entitlements to one’s own money)! Compare that India’s 120-million untouchables who can’t venture out of their very villages or ghettos in the cites (with night-soil facilities excluded). Imagine bringing that culture into Sri Lankan society. Our masses will become very holy Hindu Dalits!

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        “” Compare that India’s 120-million untouchables who “2
        Who cares now that the english language has lost its relevance in the EU and Modi made it clear too by purchasing from france 36 fighter aircraft and ordered 72 more.

        “Our people go to the middle east because they have a sense of pride and egalitarianism””
        they in fact love entering the free for all harem and are sponsored by the paki nawabs who take the second taste of blood after the sinhala bhikkhus.
        like the english the patchwork vultures culture.

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          Typo…….too busy getting the message across……

          Most of our country men and women are very honorable.

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            even the jihadis are honourable once they take the jihadi pill.
            get a lot from India and give it to all the bhikkhus so they become lions and the world can have some fun with the patchwork farce bleeding the earth of resources.
            Studies and surveys have consistently indicated that approximately 90% of persons in any given country have strong patriotic sentiments.

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      Jimmy
      What the hell are you blabbering about when you refer to MODI saying that ” He could not forget that he was Hindu and he addressed Hindus too during the Buddhist festival asking Hindus to use the same to visit Hindu gods”.
      Are you denying the fact that the Prince Sidhartha was born as Hindu and it was others who called or referred to him as Buddha after he became enlightened.
      Can you provide any evidence that the Buddha called or referred to himself as the Buddha?

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    India makes a Sri lanka one like India. India’s need is to defend against Tamilnadu when ever there is a political need in Tamilnadu. Otherwise, both Tamils and Sinhala -buddhist culture lose.

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      jimsofty dimwit

      Please translate into English, Sinhala or Tamil what you have just typed above.

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      jimsofty ,

      Sinhala buddhist sold the country to arab president nasser the terrorist 1968.
      Pack and Go to the middle east Saudi loves you- they are selling 5% of Aramco for $$1.6 trillion ask the higanno thickheads to try their luck
      Pirates You are being finally driven out of the island belonging to Tamil Nadu administration.
      Don’t cry for Lanka of Mahabharata.

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    DJ with all respect to you as an educated person:

    Since you have been in a consecutive mission making every efforts to mislead the nation, I thought we need to add the link
    for those who are interested in knowing the truths to get directly.

    Below are the links for your the readers to get them and view:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a256yavcSDQ&t=7s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg_mm1hSmls

    Please CT readership over to you to interpret it by you -not going through DJ.

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    This is really getting tiresome , Dr. DJ. Here is what the 2010 avatar of Dr.DJ said:
    “We must never forget that despite China’s goodwill, not a dog supported us when India went against us in 1987. Today, despite China’s political support, Sudan is before the International Criminal Court, because it was referred there by the Security Council and China did not block it. The basic reality is that Sri Lanka’s closest friend China is not closest to Sri Lanka physically, geographically! We must neither embarrass nor overburden our friend China nor must we place all our eggs in the Beijing basket.”
    Which Dr.DJ are we supposed to believe? Or will there be DJ v3 soon, now that Modi has given MR and Gota an audience?

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      Do not blame DJ.
      It was your folly to take him seriously.
      Be like me, laugh and let laugh.
      Some things here are not at all for serious comment.

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        SJ/Sekere

        Like you Dayan the war monger also believes the weeping widow had good foreign policy.

        Then of course someone has to challenge both of you.

        Please let old codger challenge him.

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            Know thy fagot

            What for?

            Brilliant

            Thanks.

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      old codger

      I am surprised to read Island Editorial which considers Modi visit was a success (Successful Modi visit May 13, 2017)

      Here are excerpts which I find interesting:

      “But the broad brush canvas is that relations have been cordial without Sri Lanka ever becoming a client state of India.”

      The faceless little islanders who drafted this editorial should always remember as far as Hindians are concerned Sri Lanka is not client state of Hindia but the Sinhala state of Hindia.

      “Incontrovertibly, India’s ongoing development thrust is offering Sri Lanka economic opportunities in many areas.”

      “Nobody would or could dispute the truth of Prime Minister Modi’s assertion India’s current development thrust would benefit her neigbours immensely. Sri Lanka has for long been using her location on the doorstep of the subcontinent as a major plank to attract foreign investment.”

      Do you read any significance in Modi addressing the up country Tamils as Indian diaspora (the fifth column as far as the racist JVP is concerned)?

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        “Do you read any significance in Modi addressing the up country Tamils as Indian diaspora”
        Maybe he should have been more specific. Like Bengali diaspora,Thoothukudi diaspora, Kerala diaspora, Andhra diaspora, etc.

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          old codger

          Is he reserving Hindia’s right to intervene if Hindian diaspora in this island is subjected to terrible situation, similar to the past, I mean physically threatened?

          Or is it another usual Hindian mistake?

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            “Is he reserving Hindia’s right to intervene if Hindian diaspora in this island is subjected to terrible situation”
            Well, India did intervene in 1971 when the two sets of Bengali diaspora were squabbling.

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    great write up

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    DJ’s “Modi Doctrine II” is a futuristic prognosis that will spark an unstoppable emission of fear and anxiety from South Sri Lanka. Between K M Panikkar and Modi lies an interregnum. Great Power re-balance is assuming a fresh equilibrium, forcing a termination of that intermission.

    Even as one great power seeks a tilt with a foot in the South, another ventures with both in the North-East and centre. The latter is more adroit, granted its pragmatic alliances not to mention Sri Lanka’s purblindness.

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    Srilanka should be faithful to India because if India was not there, Sri Lanka is now a two independent nations. Any political analysts will agree with me that there is no power whether it is regional or international power dare to go against India. Sri Lankans should realise that safety of India is the safety of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka was in its knees begging to safe Srilanka from division time and time again. It is not secret Sri Lanka got arms and ammunition including chemical weapons from China and Pakistan to massacre Tamil civilians. That is why Mahinda & Gota made number of visits to India and agreed and promised several things including political solution to Tamil Problem. Though Mahinda group failed to honour the promises in order to satify Sinhala racists and now Buddhists fundamentalists and come to power they are well aware that they can’t go against India if they come to power. Mahinda Gp think Sinhalese are always fools and they can be cheated esaily by Talking like patriots. They all run away from this Nation if the people face sufferings and difficulties due to the gimmicks of Dayan Jeyatilake.

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    I understand that the My3 Ranil and Modi were to do a high five on the stage but it went horribly wrong.

    The two countries have signed up to train the leaders on high fives, so the future high-fives will be well coordinated.

    Trade Agreements can wait.

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    “The Modi Doctrine – II: The New Indian Expansionism & The Sinhala-Tamil Equation”

    A pedantic title! What is Doctrine – I?

    DL – the Sinhala-Tamil equation is an inequality which is
    Sinhala-Buddhist Lankans >> the rest. (>> represents much greater than – recalled from my old pre-OL Algebra)

    Come off this nonsense DL. Take Modi on the rise and rise of VHP, RSS, appointment of CM UP Adityanath as CM, UP, cow vigilantes, the money spent by his minsters on weddings etc etc. But then such issues are socialistic.

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    DR DJ: “In the Modi Model, the only borders that Sri Lanka is expected to have are those of a federal state unit within India”

    DR DJ”.,,Mr. Modi’s Vesak speech in Colombo is to change Sri Lanka’s status from a free, sovereign, independent country to a federal state of the Indian union! “

    what a load of rubbish.

    Dr DJ – what did you have before you wrote this piece. old arrack or ganja?

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    DR DJ”…he (Modi) already regards Sri Lankan leaders as Chief Ministers ..”

    DR DJ “..and for their part they (Ranil and My3) already behave like Chief Ministers or aspirant ones.

    oh dear – If that happens Dr DJ dream of becoming a High Commissioner
    or ambassador of Sri Lanka at the UN will be shattered.

    That seems to be his worry and he is procrastinating and DJ is apparently waking up every night wetting himself after this awful dream.

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    okay,okay,now we have heard enough of the modi doctrine,but what is our moda doctrine to counter the modi doctrine?

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      shankar

      “but what is our moda doctrine to counter the modi doctrine?”

      Please ask your poster boy Black and Decker. He might know the answer as he had once shared a podium with the war monger Dayan.

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    If India didn’t send the Tamil Terrorist Mr Pirahapran to fix Dr Ranil’s uncle,and fucked up the JR Plans and the whole nation, Srilanka, would have been in the same league as Singapore.

    That is what my Elders say,

    May be Dr Ranil was in Huggies then, not to know about it.

    Mody must be thinking what a bunch of nincumpoops these Yahapalana suckers are.

    And I don’t blame him.

    Hindians are buying our pristine real estate at bargain basement prices.

    25 Acres in Colombo 2, not sure how mnay thousand Acres in Trinco Harbour precinct,

    And, now 10 Acres in Colombo 4, where Bambalapitiya Flats are.

    In return Modi is thrilled to give more Ambulances.

    99 Ministers and MPs in Kotte have sold their Car permits at a minimum LKR 30 Million each.

    That is a grand total of minimum 3000 Million minimum.

    That doesn’t include the other Yahapalana vehicles Dr Rani ticked off for the rest ,including LKR 700 Million for his fully armour plated Beamer.

    That is a grand total of may be over 10,000 Million, which could have financed a better fleet, even a few with MICA facilities.

    BTW, one time UNP Pin Up Boy and the darling of the blue rinse set in Colombo says he may even quit politics.

    Maybe he is depressed by the manner in which Ven Thibbotuwa thero quizzed him about the big fibs of the Yahapalana Economic Development plans , including sellng 15,000 Acres to Chinese and setting up 2500 Industrial Plants in Hambantota.

    Young Sujeeva apparently got a better price for the Permit from Akbar Pty LTd.

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      KASmaalam Winston K A Sumanasekera

      Can you tell me how many businesses in this island are now being controlled by China Man? How many hotels are under the control of China Man?

      I think you should start a war against the neo-colonialists. Trust me I will be right behind you.

      Remember:

      We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

      Why do you sound like ‘Ambassador’ Bandula Jayasekera?

      Is he your twin brother?

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      then in that case get a boat load of CAPTAGON, THE ‘JIHAD PILL’ USED BY ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS being shipped to Libya from India via Italy and distribute to all the Bhikkhus. Job Done Clean sweep then jump in your motor boat and head for
      mugabe he loves you.

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      “If India didn’t send the Tamil Terrorist Mr Pirahapran to fix Dr Ranil’s uncle,and fucked up the JR Plans and the whole nation, Srilanka, would have been in the same league as Singapore.

      Sumane, Sorry man I cannot agree with you on that. In Sirimavo time I had been thinking that Ceylon was taking a leap frog jump, skipping Singapore passing West and their diet controls, their rocket science……many of the modern

      in 1970s, flying our rockets, we went to moon for rice. In moon they don’t eat rice. We came back and we had cut off eating rice, unlike the old fashioned Singaporean “Chinese and Indian” crowd, who stuff their pot bellies with cups and cups of rice starch. Taking rice all three times up to the nose – who the hell in the world these days doing that unhealthy habit? Even the Sinhala farmers didn’t wanted to do that. Bread was good with some exercise to buy it, waking up with the sun and the fresh cools air, walking or biking two miles to co-operative bakery, reach back to lunch skipping the unwanted breakfast, unlike cooking the rice stored in the kitchen. It was a time of era with adorable richness and health! I think Russians got that to us training JVP at Lumumba. Additionally, by 1977, JR had allowed many Tamils to be in pension to North-East instead of filtering with the Sinhala Girls in South- Sincere family reunion Know? All these happy moments were destroyed by July 1983 by the India trained LTTE and When the Angel JR soberly regretted that “if I strive Tamils, Sinhalese will be happy”. So we came back from passing the Western rocket science technology, through Singapore to Lankawe and ended in the league of Ethiopia, Somalia, Myanmar, Cuba,………..

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      “In return Modi is thrilled to give more Ambulances.”

      he knows indian fifth column here is going to get a good bashing one day.

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    Prof. Dr. Phra Brahmapundit, the president of ICDV pointed out there is 4 main goals the International body work in association- or consulting to UN. ICDV wish to achieve Sustainable Development’s, Global, Education and Peacebuilding. Dr. Phra Brahmapundit, did not insist a lot about Buddhism as ICDV’s endeavors.

    But PM Modi dragged a way beyond those 4s or Buddhism in his speech. He practically addressed to the Indian- Lankaweyans diplomatic and political leaders rather than the skinheads were filling the both wings seats of BMICH.

    It was laughable to compare to Brahmapundit’s broad minded speech with Lankawe arrogant, Thero de Silva class, skinheads, who were refusing to pray back to Modi or refusing to stand up while speaking or conducting prayer. When Lankawe signs to become an Indian State, withdrawing from its current status of Chinese province, this culture may become obsolete and would be forced to abandon.

    In Bunjappu’s link of WION TV clips, Editor Surya Gangadharan is explaining something very clear. Lankawe is handing over the control of its ports, airports, highways…because they are not able to pay back China the debts. The amount involved in billions of dollars and even beyond India can dream (But Lankawe is carrying that burden, still Thero like the ones have their campaign too). Once should be careful when reading the above sentence to note beyond my errors, there is one thing is standing out, the Chinese’s purpose of taking over the control of these mega projects is, because Lankawe is not capable of paying these debts back ; not developmental. You don’t read or this portion in Colombo media. Here Old Royals cannot stand depended on Ranil’s cover ups as that these are new developmental project created by him. That is not covering the back of Old Royals. This the reason for the need of ” The Modi Doctrine – II”.

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    Young Sujeeva apparently got a better price for the Permit from Akbar Pty LTd.

    NAganada says it is one Vanni MP who fighting for Tamil rights and got the best profits of Rs 45 million.

    I don’t understand why both the car and the profits are Tax free.

    People should kill each other in the open in order to get a MP post or a minister post, if the job is this lucrative.

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      People should kill each other in the open in order to get a MP post or a minister post, if the job is this lucrative.

      Not that way, Softy; they don’t have to kill people to become MPS. Just “Operation Zero Casualty Humanitarian Rescue Mission in Mullivaikkal” would do the trick.

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      And the problem is there are plenty of pot holes in lanken law and order systems, but the responsible just stay reciting stanza pleasing the party sympathisers, not doing the due.
      In European parliament, almost everyday, they bring laws that they see as stay inactive wihtout having the appropriate provisions in terms of each and every laws, they make reforms. That is just matter of few hours for them and get passed for the benefit of all.
      This process has been the case in German, UK and any other parliments in developed world. Perhaps, also some developing nations too. But the issue stay unturn… stand still by any govts came in to being sofar in the lost island srilanka. We the folks should cut our necks by our own by today, so shameful being unable to get done any good moves by any law makers.

      If vehicle Permits are being abused, only wayout is to bring law reforms not to allow it. That is easily comphrehensible to 10 year olds but not to 225 members in Parliament ?

      They even got cut against the tobacco, it is reported now the numbers of smokers have reduced to 40%. They also banned to import of Glyphosat which Germany has been fighting even today. Why cant they bring law reforms not allowing any Law makers further selling it someone else for their own financial gains.

      They even got cut against the tobacco, they also banned to import of Glyphosat. Why cant they bring law reforms not allowing any Law makers further selling it someone else for their own financial gains.

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    That India embraced Sri Lanka and further beyond into South East Asia upto Bali predates Modi by decades. The French historian, Coedes, wrote the Indianised States of South East Asia many years ago. The notion of a Greater or Akand Bharat also predates him. The Chola Empire extended beyond Sri Lanka. The Cholas fought naval wars to keep trade routes to China and SE Asia open. India was always a historical presence in the area, far more a reality than any trade route of Chine in the Indian Ocean, whether maritime or land-based.

    This India-baiting will come to an end when the bone-thrower, MR, goes kneeling to Modi for favours. The MR clan is so patriotic that they will not even give up their dual citizenship to do politics in Sri Lanka. They would rather be petrol pump attendants in the US.

    Sri Lankans by ethnicity and religion are an Indian people. We are far removed from the Chinese despite the fact that MR had sold land and ports to the Chinese. So, this business of setting India and China against each other is not going to be a profitable business. MR and his black flags did not eventuate. Booruwanse has been quiet. [Edited out]

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    Modi is a Hinduvta Racist Supremacist at heart. HE will not think twice before invading Ceylon to capture Trincomalee.

    His warning about “security” was very clear. Do not associate with China. China will never invade Ceylon. Indians have always been afraid of China. And US and Indian policies on Ceylon are now the same. The Indians will soon flood Ceylon and make it another shitpot. Yes India is rich but relatively speaking with over 600 MILLION uneducated, backward, caste ridden society where people defecate on the side of roads even in Delhi still you see a big difference. Now our Tamil people and our Sinhala people do not want Indians that way. But it will be foolish to antagonize them. NO ONE WILL GIVE A DAMN if they invade Ceylon and make it like Sikkim or Ladakh or how Chinese made Tibet; At least Tibet is still in people’s minds in the West though there is not a fuck they can do. I predict Indian invasion in 2018 to create Eelam and allege “national security interests” to have a military foothold and a base in Trincomalee with US support

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    In the Modi Model, the only borders that Sri Lanka is expected to have are those of a federal state unit within India. In this sense, the sum total of Mr. Modi’s Vesak speech in Colombo is to change Sri Lanka’s status from a free, sovereign, independent country to a federal state of the Indian union! (DJ)
    DJ is suffering from hallucinations. He is speaking the language of JVP “Indian expansionism.” He conveniently forgets the fact that it was Indian intelligence, logistics, radar that helped Sri Lanka to defeat LTTE. This is why Mahinda Rajapaksa loses no opportunity to heap praise on India for help defeat the LTTE. India is concerned about the security threat to its southern flank. For that reason it maintains good relationship with whatever government in powered. Another bogey is the propaganda the Ceylon Tamils will join the 80 million Tamils across the palkstrait to form a pan-Tamil state. The Ceylon Tamils though they speak the same language, they will never join TN/Tamil Nadu. So DJ can rest in peace!

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    Sinhalese consider the tamil diaspora as a threat, but the 1.25 Million Indians will be a definite threat to shape the destiny of Sri Lanka. With trade, investments and people to people contact increasing, Sri Lanka will be the 26th state of India. Sinhalese didn’t want to give rights to Tamils thinking they will join India. Now there will be forced colonisation on Sri Lanka. Over the years the influencing is increasing – music, films, Indian Cultural home, Scholarships etc.. Also, see many Sri Lankan families have a Indian in law. Basil Rajapaksa and Killi Rajamahendran (Maharaja Organisation) have Indian Sons -in law. Pradeep Maharaja has a Indian brother in law. So, be ready to be known ‘Sri Lanka India’

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      “So, be ready to be known ‘Sri Lanka India’”

      No need. Little islanders can have it anyway they want to.

      As far as Hindians are concerned Sri Lanka is the Sinhala state of Hindia.

      “Sinhalese consider the tamil diaspora as a threat, but the 1.25 Million Indians will be a definite threat to shape the destiny of Sri Lanka.”

      Is that why the up country Tamils were considered to be the fifth column by the racist JVP?

      “Now there will be forced colonisation on Sri Lanka. “

      No need, Hindians neither cruel nor stupid to have colonies? As far as Hindians are concerned Sri Lanka is the Sinhala state of Hindia.

      “Over the years the influencing is increasing – music, films, Indian Cultural home, Scholarships etc”

      To begin with your name is Hindian, language, religion, culture, cast hierarchy, food, clothes, art, architecture, gene pool, astrology, Ayurveda, hydraulic civilisation, Pali, Sanskrit, Parippu, Kavun, Patini Deiyo, Buddha, …………. come from India.

      What made you think you are a separate sovereign state?

      Where did you acquire the taste for such luxuries?

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    This is exactly Wimal Weerawansa’s warning for everyone for the last two years.

    He predicted this fate for Sri Lankan in 2015 itself when ETCA was first brought in by Ranil. Then again about the Federal Constitution. He talked about a creation of Greater Tamil Nadu (I don’t remember his Tamil word for this) including the Northern part of Sri Lanka.

    One remarkable aspect of Wimal is, all his prophesies coming true exactly the same way he predicted. His ability for future sight was amazing.

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      Dear Champa,
      Looks like your pet wimal is going to need an endless supply of Lemon Puffs.

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    lanka is between Scylla and charibdys because of the huge debt that the country incurred under rajapaksa so it has no choice but to seek help from both sides china as well as india.
    that is why ranil went to china soon after modis visit
    we have nothing to fear unless india decides to invade us like the cholas did but they will have to invade Malaysia too for the same reason

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    Can Hindian Modi bring home the Bacon for Dr Ranil on put on the Table?.

    May be he will do it on tables in the Colombo Elite and the Vellala households.

    But what about the poor Dalits whom I reckon ares 50 % after Mr Basil’s computations.

    58 % of the Indians are under the WB defined $3.60 a day .

    That is a whopping 700 Million ..

    Nearly 200 Million of them are under USD 1.90 a day.

    And Indian Modi promises to makes us members of his Economic Wellbeing Club.

    I don’t know about you, but Please, please leave me and my extended family out.

    No wonder even Bodhi Sira didn’t clap Modi’s promises.

    In contrast, In China there are not enough poor people to register as a percentage on the the Poverty Graph for the Total Population.

    Can Modi catch up with China . Never Never as my mother in law says..

    Hope Modi has no plans to pump IOC Kerosene into US Air Craft in Trinco, if things turn nasty in South China Sea.

    And the US rulers decide to attack China.

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “But what about the poor Dalits whom I reckon ares 50 % after Mr Basil’s computations.”

      We are talking about commission right, when did Basil increase it from 10, 20,30 to 50%? This is unreasonable.

      Do you mean to say Basil is still in control of certain ministries, and he acts as one stop shop?

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    Modi Doctrine is no secrete everything is transparent to the world As the Indian TV station WION’s program ‘Gravitas’ correctly reported, China understands all the developments strategies it invite to Silk Road strategies.

    India has billion thinkers

    China has billion thinkers

    Sri lanka will use their thoughts

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    The PM of India Narendra Modi visited Sri Lanka apparently to inaugurate the International Vesak Festival

    Not a single word was written about the International Vesak Festival.

    The Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhist even hijacked Buddhist festival for anti Tamil anti India propaganda.

    That speaks volume about the guardians of Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhism, both politicians, Clergies as well as commentators.
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    The Modi doctrine that is so named in this article is as old as history. The region of historical-cultural links of India extend not just to Sri Lanka but to Bali in South East Asia and through China and Japan to Korea in East Asia. India”s historical soft power is shown in Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the massive Buddhist monument of Borubadur in Indonesia, Ayodhya in Thailand etc etc. The dance forms and literature of the SE region is heavily influenced by India. So what is there for a new doctrine. Indian soft power is so prevalent without the raising of a single sword in Sri Lanka as a result of Buddhism as in other countries of the world. In Japan, they have a doll known as the Dharuma doll, a hairy figure, supposed to represent the founder of Buddhism in Japan. One story is that it is the figure of BodhiDarma, a Tamil Buddhist from Kanchipuram in Tamilnadu who spread Buddhism to these lands. Of course, the Chola Empire practised naval I’mperial statecraft that took it deep into South Wast Asia.
    China has no soft power. It is feared in South East Asia because of its adventurism in the South China Sea.

    Enough of this rubbish about the Modi Doctrine. The inevitability of Indian influence in our part of the world cannot be erased.

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      That is true. there is no MODI-DOCTRINE excpet India wants some thing else.

      India has plans for all the countries around India. They want to build a “mahabharatha” as would Russia like “USSR” back, Britain like the former Colonies in the name of “commonwealth” and the USA likes to spread democracy and market economy, globalization, human rights etc., Even Bankrupt Portugal wanted to ceelbrate their violence and salughter in Sri lanka during the CBK/Ranil time.

      I think Dayan Jayathilake is trying to Build a “political Opinion” against India favoruing Mahinda Rajapakse/Jackol Opposition – future govt.

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    In England people who are inward looking and always suspicious of non-englanders are called “Little Englanders”. Similarly, in Sri Lanka also we seem to have our version of this breed of mainly left-wing politicians. Such people hold back development of Our Country. We should have more people like Atulathmudalige and Dissanayake to guide our country to reach its full potential. Instead we have opportunistic ‘government’ who spend their days worrying about defections and bribing MP’s and all types of so-called ministers simply to stay in power. In this process they waste the Nations resources in this game of “who to bribe next”.

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