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The Modi Visit & Sri Lanka’s Direction

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Prime Minister Modi is much admired and rightly so as a charismatic, strong, visionary Asian leader. His visit to Sri Lanka and his speeches here could be said, at first blush, to be a triumph for India’s ‘soft power’ projection. The thing about ‘soft power’ however, is that it is uneven, and one must draw the distinction between how it works at the level of the elite and how it works or fails to at the level of the masses. Prime Minister Modi’s public pitch in the presence of Sri Lanka’s President, for “the early and full implementation of the 13th amendment and going beyond” may not have been the best conceivable projection of soft power, at the level of the Sri Lankan masses.

True, he and his predecessor have said the same thing to President Sirisena and his predecessor. But it is one thing to say this at bilateral meetings and another to (a) say it in public (b) on your first visit to a neighboring country (c) in which the matter is regarded as a contentious internal issue and (d) your own country’s involvement and the reaction it has generated have been complex to say the least.

A despicable and dangerous Genocide Resolution was passed by the elected Northern Provincial Council and handed over to the UN’s Jeffrey Feltman by Chief Minister Wigneswaran. This act alone should have caused the dissolution of the Northern Provincial Council –while retaining, not abrogating the 13th amendment. “Early and full implementation of the 13th amendment and going beyond it” would only reward such treacherous anti-national conduct, give the impression that the Sri Lankan state is susceptible to this kind of contemptible pressure from Northern ultra-nationalists and most dangerous of all, transfer more power to those who have clearly shown a lack of moderation, responsibility and loyalty to this country. It is not for this that our soldiers fought and died.

Of course Prime Minister Modi’s remark was precise and parsimonious. Not for him was the boorish hectoring that Prime Minister David Cameron engaged in on his visit to Sri Lanka’s North during the Commonwealth summit. Then again, the majority of Sri Lankan people would take note that China’s leader, President Xi Jing Ping made no remarks whatsoever of a potentially contentious or intrusive nature on his recent visit to Sri Lanka.

On the eve of visit of India’s Prime Minister Modi to Sri Lanka, the Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council who is hardly an angry young man or wild-eyed radical, expressed the long held view of the ‘moderate’ Tamil nationalists, that the 13th amendment is no solution and indeed the unitary state form is no solution as well. He does not argue for the full implementation of 13a or even for 13 Plus, but precisely for a new start line, somewhere beyond the 13th amendment and the unitary state itself.

The transcript of correspondent Meera Srinivasan’s interview with Chief Minister Wigneswaran as published in The Hindu, yields some crucial insights. The Chief Minister opines that “…Thirteenth Amendment can never be the final solution…We would recommend to him that it is time to reconsider the 13th Amendment, which was a fall out from the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord of 1987 and to replace it with a more dynamic system, which would ensure maximum power sharing for the North and East…Under our unitary constitution there is no chance of our performing the way Hon’ Modi performed…Especially the inadequacies of the Thirteenth Amendment would no doubt be understood by him. His visit and understanding would be very vital in the ultimate finalization of our constitutional problems.” (The Hindu March 12, 2015)

Mr. Wigneswaran attempts to turn the issue of devolution into a trilateral negotiation between New Delhi, Colombo and Jaffna, which is precisely the mistake that fuelled the backlash in the South   and catalyzed the dissolution of the Northern Council by President Premadasa in 1990. He urges that “…There should be talks among the Indian Government, Sri Lankan Government and the NPC, without taking refuge under protocols…” (Ibid)

For a former member of Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court, the Chief Minister shows a disconcerting capacity for contradicting himself—and advancing contradictory arguments- within a single paragraph when he says that:

“…We expect him to take cognizance of the evolution and changing contexts since the signing of the Indo-Lanka Accord of 1987 particularly taking into consideration the historic communication late TULF Leaders Amirthalingam and Sivasithambaram and present TNA Leader Sampanthan had addressed to the then Indian Prime Minister, late Shri Rajiv Gandhi on 28 October 1987, pointing out how hollow and inadequate the 13th Amendment promulgated by the former Sri Lankan President J R Jayawardene had been and sought the then Indian Government’s intervention on behalf of the Tamils of North East Province of Sri Lanka…In my opinion, the situation prevailing in North-East Provinces in SL today is almost akin to the context that prevailed then, meaning July 1987!” (ibid)

So is the context “changing” or is it “almost akin” to the context that prevailed in July 1987? If it is the former (“change”), what are the new factors—in the wake of a decisive military defeat, mind you– that would make for qualitatively enhanced devolution? If the perception is the latter (“continuity” with ’87), there is a serious lack of grasp of manifest reality. This is a problem of collective mentality; a problem of social psychology.

Whichever it is, the Chief Minister recalls a quintessential continuity of the stance of moderate Tamil nationalism, namely that the 13th amendment, which was in point of fact the best deal that Delhi could secure for the Tamils of Sri Lanka under conditions far more favorable to the latter, was simply not enough even at the get go, in ’87 itself. So the problem was never that successive Sri Lankan administrations did not fully implement the 13th amendment. The 13th amendment making for provincial semi-autonomy was seen as inadequate before it had been tried out! The critique of the 13th amendment was a priori! How is that even possible? That is because it didn’t correspond to the collective political self-image of the northern Tamil community. What we have therefore is a permanent political condition and mindset, that of hyperinflation of Tamil expectations.

What will be the outcome of the long, continuous Arunachalam-Wigneswaran Tamil project? In order to retrace the trail of causation, let us revisit Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam’s founding statement of the Ceylon Tamil League, in 1922: “…It has far higher aims in view, namely to keep alive and propagate these precious ideals throughout Ceylon, Southern India and the Tamil Colonies, to promote the union and solidarity of Tamilakam, the Tamil Land. We should keep alive and propagate these ideals throughout Ceylon and promote the union and solidarity of what we have been proud to call Tamil Eelam…All this requires heavy outlay of money for which I trust the Tamil Community, and especially its wealthier members here and in the Federated Malay States, will contribute liberally.

What are the implications for this island and its ethnic majority the Sinhalese of a project that explicitly links Ceylon, Southern India, the ‘Tamil colonies’ and the ‘Federated Malay Tamil states’? Is this not a global strategy of marshaling the global Tamils not merely to countervail natural Sinhala preponderance on the island but also to hegemonize and dominate them? Is it not to create a global Tamil bloc with and for the Ceylon Tamils, that vastly outnumbers the Sinhalese, is capable of bringing overwhelming weight and force upon them, rolling back their natural status as the majority on the island—their only home base? Is this not a strategy of swamping and politically burying the Sinhalese under a globalized, demographic and geopolitical ‘human wave’?

Will the trajectory not be to return to the colonial social compact? Will it not be to install a de-nationalized elite in power in Colombo (wearing a native mask), backed by a multinational power consortium led by the West in which the Tamil Diaspora has an electoral stake-holding? Will it not be to cut the island off from its staunch allies, the Eurasian powers China and Russia, which enhanced the island’s autonomy? Will it not be to make Sri Lanka dependent on precisely those external powers—or an axis of such external powers– which have a large embedded Tamil population, indigenous or expatriate? Will it not be to weaken the strong, moderately centralized Sri Lankan state through the 19th amendment? Will its final outcome, visible on the horizon, not be to reduce the Sinhalese to a subaltern status (to use Gramsci’s term) in their own land?

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  • 18
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    I was waiting for your article. You are getting so predictable, Dayan !

    Its time you learn some new tricks !

    There is a saying about old….learning new tricks…

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      Dev

      Sorry to bother you.

      Dayan the war monger types:

      “For a former member of Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court, the Chief Minister shows a disconcerting capacity for contradicting himself—and advancing contradictory arguments- within a single paragraph when he says that:”

      Is he demanding that the present government review judgement on all cases presided over by Justice Wigneswaran in his life time?

      Its a reasonable demand, don’t you think so?

      It is a reasonable precisely because Dayan is demanding it.

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        The best thing is for My3 and Ranil to hand over the reigns to this guy (know it all) and go home. Then we will all be in paradise :-)

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        Native Vedda,

        This Dayan who is supposed to know about Geo-political matters now brings some crazy arguments to further his beliefs:

        He thinks Geo-politics should not have any say in the Sinhala hegemony of the island!

        Doesn’t he know that world order is shaped by the Geo-politics of the day.

        In the world up to 1944 Nazi genocide of Jews was tolerated, but within a short time later it was accepted as genocide of Jews needing redress!

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        I don’t know if anybody reads his articles any more.

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          @ Sumith

          Please give this bugger a break, the least he could do is to keep everybody entertained!

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            Gagamayas love his articles because when this nutto refers to Gramsci they assume he is referring to them Gamayas.

            But he is confusing them too because he was once winging that MR threw him out due to his support for the 13 th Amendment. Now what ?

            May be he should donate his coat and suite and wear an amuda and go native?

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      The propaganda machines are in full throttle to confuse the masses ..the proxy newspapers and the giant cut outs deceived the masses for the last 12 years.
      Now in the name of the swindler the hangers on are out to rubbish the present set up . The past dictatorial government took over the media and praised the ex President while the others were marginalised except the scrounges and the extended family.
      We all know how the present Prime Minister was kept in the wilderness for over a decay.Now these proxys are doing the propaganda work for the man in the Hambantota Wilderness to deceive the uneducated. The intelligent mass can spot these parasites singing for their survival hoping their king will return to power one day. This is going to be challenging for the mass to make a decision unless the Present government proves their worthiness and fulfill the promises.
      CT has become the mode of propaganda for these so,called writers as well.

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      Yes, nothing more worse could have been expected from [Edited out] racist under cover of being an ex- Marxist!

      Sengodan. M

    • 9
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      It is too late him to learn…

      Even Kelaniya Mervin seems to have learnt to stay silent if his thoughts and minds could jeopardize any move towards peace, but DJ has no brains to do so. That is what we learnt from the avalanches of his articles being posted on to CT since January 08th. It is all because learning is not his thing.

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        I believe his brains (if existing) are stolen by Wimal Buruwanse et al.

        DJ has become to the level of Gommanpila who never accepted to have staged with Gotabaya (former defence secretary) even if all legal arguments confirmed that it was going against the law and order prevaling in the country. I myself heard him bringing all arguements to further support his thoughts going against. ALl these were able under former president, but today, MY3 is gentle but will not allow any idiots to keep anything under the carpet. Come ahead of us will explain it better.

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      You are right. This blood thirsty racist trying various tricks to create a bloodbath in the soils. He Buddhist Sinhalese can be easily cheated by creating fear about Tamils. This is what all Christian converted Sinhala leaders did to cheat Buddhist Sinhala. Dayan is exactly doing that now. He wants Mahinda to come back to power and destroy Srilanka.

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        yeah blood bath in SL soil is the thing you are concerned about after having funded LTTE for 30 years! LOL

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          Yes. You have started blood bath of SL soil well before LTTE.

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            Yeah that is why Tamils came to live among sinhalese.

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          sach oooooo

          “yeah blood bath in SL soil is the thing you are concerned about after having funded LTTE for 30 years! LOL”

          Actually it was Hindia which initially invested in LTTE. Modi is still around. You should have told him off and demanded compensation.

          Later while IPKF was in hot pursuit of LTTE it was Sri Lankan armed forces which delivered arms, ammunition, medicine and sanctuary to dying LTTE. LTTE was almost extinct. If not for Premadasa LTTE would have dead and gone.

          MR rewarded LTTE 185 millions rupees for VP’s services to democracy.

          First you better speak to Modi, then to Sri Lankan armed forces, finally to MR clan for the blood bath that continued in this island.

          tērenavā da?
          Do you understand?

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            So?

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    DJ,

    “Prime Minister Modi’s public pitch in the presence of Sri Lanka’s President, for “the early and full implementation of the 13th amendment and going beyond” may not have been the best conceivable projection of soft power, at the level of the Sri Lankan masses.”

    You unequivocally support Mahinda Rajapaksa; it is on record that Mahinda had not only promised the Indians but also publicly stated to the Sri Lankan media that he would go beyond 13A. So, what is wrong in Modi stating the same?

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      LOL so what is wiggie’s age? 28 ? :D

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        sachooooo

        Read Dayan the war monger self confesses:

        Excerpt from warmonger’s comment:

        Eyewitness Geneva

        April 11, 2012

        The interview was run by Sivaram with the caption ‘President Premadasa Should Be Little More of a Warmonger’ and is an abbreviation of the concluding remark by me: “Personally I would prefer President Premadasa to be a little more of a war-monger towards the LTTE than he has been so far!”

        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/eyewitness-geneva/

        Excerpts:

        COULD THE LESSONS LEARNT HAVE BEEN FORSEEN?
        BY Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA

        Particular attention is drawn to the question and answer about the possibility of a military victory over the LTTE. (The bold type is mine).

        “Q. Which means it is possible for the Army in its current form to defeat the LTTE and restore the primacy of the democratic forces in Sri Lanka?

        A. I think so. Of course, it will require enormous improvement in command and control, in strategy and tactics, in weapons systems and so on. But it can be done. It should and must be done.”

        The interview was run by Sivaram with the caption ‘President Premadasa Should Be Little More of a Warmonger’ and is an abbreviation of the concluding remark by the interviewee: “Personally I would prefer President Premadasa to be a little more of a war-monger towards the LTTE than he has been so far!”

        http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010_09_01_archive.html

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          koheda yanne malle pol

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            sachoooooooooooooooooooo

            You once demanded evidence of Dayan being a “self confessed warmonger”.

            You now have evidence hence you can put your legs back on the ground.

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              having Javi’s illness now? Hallucination? I remember you once said I hurt people from my comments :))) I know you have been hurt a lot. I am very happy to hear that.

              Between I asked for evidence for a historical tamil civilisation a question every CT pandithayas fled with tail behind.

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            sachoooooooooo

            eka bhāṣawak danagena kawadāwan madi

            One language is never enough

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              This is called javi illness. This is how it starts, with irrelevant answers.!

  • 16
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    Another load of crap from DJ. I don’t think anyone takes him seriously.

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      He [Edited out]

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        Supun Jayawardhana

        “He [Edited out]”

        He is a self confessed war monger. Is that what you are trying to type? I hate to agree with you.

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      Yes, it is all crap, trying to blame others for ones faults.
      DJ, do you know who or why Gov school text books taught us “Sinhalayo Arya Wanshikayo wethi” ? A big lie we all were taught at school, what was the hidden agenda? .
      Same Gov school text book taught us, teenage Sinhalese prince DutuGamunu (2000 years back) could not sleep well because of “Hadi Demallu” in the North. The worst is, Tamil educators were forced to translate these in Gov Tamil school books, they resist but later agreed to do the translation with different wording. Could you understand how cruel was forcibly teach these to Tamil kids? Can we call this Tamil bashing project?
      Do you know the damage Don Karolis Dharmapala did in early 1900s to Sinhala-Tamil relationship?
      DJ, if you think you are Sinhalese(?), try to learn yours and your farther’s mistakes first and try to fix them before finding faults with others…

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        Question is not whether Sinhalese are Aryans or whether Tamils are Dravidian, question is why both Sinhalese and Tamil cultures cannot be considered equally ancient and unique and that they both have the right to preserve their cultures, and the reality is that Sinhalese culture can only be safeguarded within Sri Lanka and therefore Sinhalese will always consider Sri Lanka as their nation.

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    “What are the implications for this island and its ethnic majority the Sinhalese of a project that explicitly links Ceylon, Southern India, the ‘Tamil colonies’ and the ‘Federated Malay Tamil states’? Is this not a global strategy of marshaling the global Tamils not merely to countervail natural Sinhala preponderance on the island but also to hegemonize and dominate them?”

    Please I beg you DJ; don’t do this? You are trying to create a platform for future catastrophes that will be 10 times worse than before. You needlessly scaremongering and emboldening the nationalists with scandalises and subterfuge intentions. Your a 58 year old man and you need to do good deeds and spend your rest of your life gracefully. Please do not set forth and whip-up Sinhala nationalistic flames that no one can control!

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      Burning Issue

      I would not worry too much about DJ’s writings whipping up the masses. The intellectualese that he writes in would not translate easily into plain Sinhalese. The gobbledegook will be lost in translation and the humbug will be all too plain to see.

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      DJ was lobbying for a “Sinhala Nation” and and demanding a sinhalese hegaminy in Sri Lanka. why not ask for a “Sinhala Buddhist Nation” where he as Sinhala Catholic have to fight for his relegious freeedom or worse his existential right.
      I have always this feeling about DJ; he was a child who never earned any recognition from his father or other academics, he always try to be the best in the class (I did my assignment with 1+ and so on…) and make quotations from A-Z personalities to show that he is well read…. until somebody come and pat his shoulders and tell him “OH my dear, you are a clever boy” he was receiving this treatment from MR and he need this again very badly (may be from WW this time). I would recommend it is not yet late to make an appointment with a psychiatrist.. who might help him to lead his older days in content and happiness!

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        DJ was not demanding for a sinhala nation, Wiggie was talking about a sinhala nation

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          “There is no bi-national, multinational or pluri-national state in Sri Lanka, and there must not and cannot be. There can only be a nation–state in Sri Lanka. The only debate is which nation that is: Sri Lankan or Sinhalese. I’d say both. In a civic and diplomatic sense it is a Sri Lankan nation and a Sri Lankan national identity, the best example of which is our cricket team and the phenomenon of ‘cricket nationalism’. In the political and ethno-national sense there is only one nation in Sri Lanka and that is the Sinhalese nation. In a cultural sense we are a multiethnic, multicultural, multilingual society, with the Sinhala Buddhist civilization as the main axis of the island’s civilization….” DJ
          A united Sri Lanka cannot exist as a “Singhalese nation” with minorities tolerated, it can only exist that every citizen has an equal political status as a srilankan and equal rights. I donot understand, DJ bashes the northerners as nationalists, may be not untrue but he himself is a singhala (ultra) nationalist.

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            Where did anyone say Sri Lanka is a Sinhalese nation here? Sinhala nation is the core of SL nation, not the nation. That is an undisputed fact.
            Every one has equal political status and equal rights. That is why the tamils did change the presidency using their political right

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          such,
          Please stop lying.

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            where am I lieing idiot?

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    There will never be Sinhala-Tamil Reconciliation in the foreseeable future with Dayan around!

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    This man, DJ, was a minister in the first NE provincial council which established as per the Jayawardena – Rajiv Ghandi agreement in 1987. The 13th amendment to tbe constitution was carried out also arisinb from this agreement. At that stage he was happy to serve as a Minister under the then Chief Minister, Varadaraj Perumal, with these changes in the constituition. Now he keeps talking differently. Perhaps he has forgotten his own past.

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    Pathetic article.

    India was a mediator & guarantor between two conflicting parties, from the time of Thimpu talks to 1987 Indo – Sinhala & Tamil agreement to 2009 war between the Tamils and Sinhalese.

    How can you expect India to behave like China, which had no role in the whole civil war between two communities? If China tomorrow finds that supporting Tamils is beneficial to it, they won’t blink – they will supply even weapons of mass destruction to Tamils and won’t bother about the consequences.

    India is not like that. India has had a moderating influence on both sides – that’s why it proposed the 13th Amendment (and now beyond 13 – as the times have changed). India could have easily invaded Srilanka and separated the Tamil territories, making them a province of India. You should thank the Indians for their magnanimity and grace in not doing such things.

    India is not a villain. Your racism is the root cause of all problems in the Island. These Ponnambalams and Arunachalams didn’t oppose when you threw Indian plantations Tamils back into Tamilnadu. Despite all violence and torture, many Tamils like Lakshman Kathirgamar stood by the Srilankan state and refused to heed to LTTE’s vision of a separate country. But what did they get in return? You are calling them that they are minorities and refuse to understand or accept that they were equal partners in the Island, along with Sinhalese for around 2000 years.

    Your Karava ancestors were from Tamilnadu. They became sinhala in due course as they lost touch with their native lands and culture; and now you expect all Tamils do the same. It is like a monkey which got its nose cut expecting other monkeys to cut their noses.

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      You are calling them that they are minorities and refuse to understand or accept that they were equal partners in the Island, along with Sinhalese for around 2000 years.

      Hello there,

      Tamils haven’t been here for 2000 years. Tamils are the Malabar slaves shipped here to build railways and then for Coffee plantations.

      http://www.jaffnahistory.com/Northern_Province/Sinhala_Villages_of_Jaffna_1695http://www.jaffnahistory.com/Eastern_Province/Sinhala_Villages_of_Eastern_Lanka_1695.html.html

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        Vibushana

        How stupid your comments. Recheck the history.

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          Please provide sources to Tamil history..please answer without fleeing

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        Vibhushana

        You have to do it yourself.

        Though we love to help you we are sorry we can’t stop you from hearing voices in your head.

        What else can we do to help you?

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          I will make sure to show this to your children. Ask them what they think.

          At the moment only we make you the butt of our jokes.

          In the future even your children will become the butt of their jokes.

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        Vibushana:

        I have no problem in you digging up the graves of your grandfathers and great-great-great grandfathers to come and tell this rather than you producing a distorted version of your bluff. Be as it may, the titles the Tamils hold to their lands are registered in SL, not in heaven or hell. Of course, those who can think and behave civil will do legitimate transfers through the provided legal means rather than behaving like barbarians who still have in them the barbaric instincts to steal and plunder from others. What valuable lessons do thieves and cheats and heir children ever learn?

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      India was NOT a mediator but a provocator and accused of cross border terrorism. Even during Thumpu talks, India trained LTTE, what sort of a mediator is that?

      Actually India is a partner in crime, mediator role is hardly for India.

      India cannot invade or carve out any area as they want. This is not middle ages, as you yourself said previously. India cannot do that. Do you really think not invading a neighbouring country is something the neighbour should be thankful for? What is that cussedness?

      What should tamil leaders in NOrth do regarding repatriation of Indian labour from SL. No one asked sinhalese when Brits brought slaves from TN and settle them in Sinhala heartland. So why should sinhalese ask from anyone else? The only thing I disagree is these people should have been repatriated to Britian as they are the ones who exploited these people. Who the hell are you to question that?

      It is not sinhala racism that created any issues. Look at all northern leaders of yesteryear, everyone had great opportunities in this sinhala majority country. I was surprised to know the level of Suntherlingam and his family had when they were in SL. Look at Wigneshwaran. Has he ever been subject to unfairness in all his life due to his ethnicity? He went to the highest positions in this country in his field, and got an education at the expense of SL public and ended up getting sinhala girls to his sons. Does that sound victimization? What sort of cr@p is that?

      Tamils were never equal partners of this island. There is a difference between a nation that built a civilisation and a mere minority. Tamils are like the Muslims in India. Not a nation, but a minority. If they have any reasonable claim they can come up with proper historical evidence, without running away like CT tamil historians do when asked for evidence.

      No sinhala have asked Tamils to become Sinhala, but they reject manufacturing history to satisfy enormous tamil egos.

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        Sad Sach,

        You state “Tamils were never equal partners of this island.” Are you still to hear of the constitutional equal rights afforded to African Americans in the civilized part of the world where the history of African Americans can be traced to no more than a couple of centuries at best – not thousands of years?

        Despite the educational privileges DJ was blessed with, he seems single-minded in projecting himself as a patriot, almost certainly propelled by the need to hide his apparent non-Sri Lankan ancestry, not different from his rejection of his paternal identity in his own name!

        DJ type frog-in-the-well contention of “thirst for majoritarian domination” has been and continues to be the curse in this otherwise blessed land.

        As I have repeatedly noted, we all now understand your amude-role in trying to protect DJ’s shame (not different from DJ’s amude-role in protecting MR’s shame) whatever contortions that effort may take.

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          I said Tamils were never equal partners of this island. If you are to counter my statement you should bring out the historical facts to counter it.

          You should bring out why Tamils are equal partners.
          You should be able to show there was an indigenous tamil civilization in SL on par with Sinhala civilization.
          You should be able to show Tamils fighting AGAINST foreigners in history millenniums before and not WITH foreigners.
          You should be able to show a SINGLE product of a tamil civilization in SL.

          But what did you do? You talked about African Americans and Dayan’s parentage. Actually pointing at a person’s parentage is unethical and shows to what level you can go down when you cannot bear what he says. That is similar to LTTE’s terrorism where the enemy should be dealt with brutality.

          And without piggybacking on African Americans I am asking you to show why there is an equal claim to Tamils in SL.

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            Sach,

            Sinhala ancestry is documented as originating from a deposed rogue-prince from India, who mated with a non-human. Is that sufficient history for you to know the origin of the Sinhalese?
            My point is history has been written, re-written, twisted, interpreted, re-interpreted, mangled. So you can continue to argue who came first and who came second, until the cows come home. No different than the chicken and egg issue. That may be a good diversionary tactic, but is purposeless otherwise.

            The question is about equality of status in a democracy. The history of African Americans can be traced to no more than a few hundred years. Despite that, civilization and democratic values ensures them the constitutional equal rights as all Americans – every African American has same rights as every non-African American. Perhaps these equal rights issue is still to reach your ears, as you keep your head buried in the absoluteness of Mahavamsa truths. That is indeed the curse of this otherwise blessed nation.

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              Arent you refering to Mahavamsa when you talk about a rouge prince from India? Arent you the people who claim Sinhalese have Mahavamsa mentality? SO why you tamils dwell in that mentality?

              I dont care how Sinhala people originated. But one thing I know is Sinhala people and their culture originated in SL. It is the product of SL and SInhala people have a lot to show as their history in SL. That is a stark contrast to beggerly Tamil Nation which has nothing to show for themselves.

              Aren’t you trying to devalue the available historical documents and data because you tamils have nothing substantial. I know this is the tactic of many tamils.

              SL is a better democracy than many countries like S’pore. SL is one of the earliest secular countries. SL treats every Sri Lankan as one. The law does not differentiate anyone. But SL cannot accept false histories to satisfy enormous tamil egos.

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        You write “Tamils were never equal partners of this island.” I agree 100%, I knew you stop short of saying their stake in SL is even more than Sinhalese, given they punch more than their weight, that is what you mean? did you?, Admire honesty. Given maybe 12% of the population, see how much foreign exchange they earn for SL. Some billions were remitted to SL, immediately aftermath of war, you would have been taken a back. Don’t simply say that colonial masters favored them but you have got to uplift your asses do some work, robbing them and destroying their business in an organized manner and then put the blame on that was only those thugs did, we others all have clean slates is not work towards equal partnership. Except your number of bums, and position generated justified that number, nothing sensible you could claim that adds to claim equal partnership. So, although I saw they have a bit woken up like us and do some working and learning, if you want to accept the existed status quo, what can I do. You need some doses time and again.

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          what is the relationship between punching above their weight and forming a civilization in a country? What has Tamils have in SL? Even their most respected shrine was built by a SInhalese.

          Yes Tamils sending billion to SL which ended up in LTTE to bomb and kill the people. I have never seen such ridiculous argument from anyone while boast about funding terrorism in a country and asking for a share of country. SL is too soft for you. SL should have completely cut you off from visiting SL and target every terrorist supporter in west like Israel did.

          You did not send a cent beggars. We sent our Rupees to feed the tamils who lived under LTTE when you were buying weapons for LTTE.

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            What has Tamils have in SL? If you alter the question a bit, you will workout the answer yourself. That is What has Tamils had in SL, and what has Tamils have now. If your equal partnership based on number of bumps, you guys are great. Punching above the weight brought to high light the per capita contribution of a person in SL. I am not quite sure your criterion or indicators to judge/value this partnership or worthiness of an individual you talk about, but going by accepted criteria like who put SL on world map for reasons good deeds should be one of those is not it?. You have put its reputation at stake by some of your greedy deeds that echo at UNO.

            I said some billions remitted aftermath of the war, you say ended up in LTTE hand, you miss the point dear. Your strength is only the number, keep populate, our guys overseas send some money for us, you get some commissions and have a good time. Be grateful for them, they feed you too, but what you and MR guys do is plot to eradicate them from this land. Talking about civilization in 21st centaury, is a bit odd. Tamils is not a lot who worship gods in the morning and kill innocents in the evening, nor our priests demand something from you, all well civilized in our neck of the wood. We believe in our own conscience than be fooled by our rope wearing priests.

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              Of course Tamils are not a group who worship god in the morning and kill people in the afternoon. They are a group who kill others and steal others history in both morning and evening.

              Tamils per person contribution is highest not only in SL but world over when considering the suicide bomb rate. You can be proud about that.

              yes send money to SL, we will handle the channels that you do.

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            Sach,

            I love it when you , DJ, Mahindapala and other die hard chauvinists get hot under your collars, which means the Tamil cause is about to be realized.Eat your heart out, there is little you can do about it!

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              Tamil cause was about to be realised for 30 years,,

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      Consider this..why are all post independence heads of state of India are from Northern India? Because, there are many Indias: The North, The South, Bengal, and Punjab, and North Indians consider themselves as superior and entitled to be the rulers. Why India never invaded (or used force against) Sri Lanka in the recent history? Is it not because the North Indian rulers of that country have no real connection with the Dravidian states of the south and they have no intention of giving more power to Tamilnadu or Kerala by annexing Sri Lanka. If you speak to an Indian from the North they would refer to their compatriots of the South as South Indians, not as Indians…culturally they consider themselves to be as detached from Tamils of Tamilnadu as much as a Sinhalese would be or even more, the rulers from the North (whether BJP or Congress) have no interest in the Tamils of the south other than their votes.

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    MR did things based on Astrology and found his way… Modi spoke on FRIDAY the 13th –
    so your interpretations should fall in line….. got it?

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    Dayan
    I am happy at least you are there to enlighten us and in a situation vast majority of guys with vested interest and young fellows who were born after 1975 or so , who blindly blame previous president for all the problems in the country as if Mahinda Rajapakse is the worst person out of all rulers/Kings/ presidents who ruled the country during last 2000 years or so.
    all indian guys think, Sri Lanka is their colony and we should dance to their tunes.He want to please guys in Tamilnadu so that he can rule india for ever. Do not care what happens to us ,irrespective of ethnicity.I am not a political scientist like you but that is my common sence judgement,may be I am wrong.However,I always suspect ant treat with utmost caution relatives who show lot of love compared to my close friends.Indians are relatives and chinese are friends.

    I can remember that the woman from india treatened Ranil for the statement he had made regarding shooting of illegal fisherermen( I do not think Ranil meant ,It was just for the sake of argument) entering our sovereign boarders.
    The last guys to treat with respect ,they do not want their neighbours to do better or equal than them.
    Chinese are better they stood us with thick and thin.

    pl keep on writing and enlighten us, despite our friends in overseas continue to denigrate you in the most unacceptable manner.,which alone is sufficient proof that you are right and it hurts them so than they can not easily achieve their dream separate land ,as we are forewarned of consequences of politically expedient(considering the contribution the guys in North and east had made which otherwise would have never come to reality,despite last minute “coup’) but will have grave consequences to the unitary State of our motherland which was achieved, having paid a heavy price by everybody,especially sons and daughters of lower strata of society.
    wish you all success in your endeavours with blessings of God

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    Dayan is trying to fear monger. The first comment is starting with that now everybody knows what direction Dayan would be taking.

    Sir Pon Arunachalam’s speech is too hard for Dayan to parse and understand. So no point is doing that for Dayan. But the fact is he did not say anywhere he wanted to capture and rule Ceylon, India, Malaysia…

    Dayan has been changing his color. During the last year provincial elections, he has been begging that the Old King has to implement the 13A because he(Dayan) had won in 2009 at UNHRC and it had to be preserved. He kept bragging the India’s support on that.

    Now he is not ready to have the 13A, that is a solution India gave to Lankave through the India-Lanka accord, implemented. He has written a Varathar- Dayan -13A and he is asking to have that implemented as the 13A. Varather, when he was the CM, declared Tamil Eelam, because his opinion was that 13A will not work. For Dyan it is an admirable thing. But if CM CV says the 13A is not working, then CV is an “anit- Royal Sinhala” activist. If CV pass a resolution, under 13A, which include legal part to NPC, that is big deal than Varathar’s “Tamil Eelam” declaration. If the 13A of the India-Lanka accord is implemented, this genocide crime unavoidably have been investigated by NPC and the verdict would have been given. Further, NPC would had the power to Invite ICC to offer technical help to do the instigation or take part/or full responsibility of the investigation for in Finance and Technical aspects. So Dayan is confused about the resolution. As Lanka has taken away the legal power that NPC had from the 13A, NPC has the basic Human right ground to appeal it to UN. So Dayan should stop talking about CV’s resolution, should start to talk about Varathar’s declaration.

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      So what did Arunachalam try to say? :)

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        sach

        Actually what did he try to say?

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          certianly not what you want others to believe..

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    Hi DJ
    a couple of years back, I was fed up with the Tamil leadership and
    suggested in one of the leading website for the Tamil people to elect you as their leader. I thought about it because at that time your thinking was genuinely and sincerely in support of the Tamils. Why is that you seem to be a weather cock.
    Can you recollect what Sirisena, the country’s president said a few days back ” THERE MAY BE ANOTHER WAR AFTER 10 YEARS”. I would not blame the LTTE for the war that took place but people like you in the country who spreads such arrogant, racial, provocative, unjustifiable language and governments like Rajapaksa’s who listen to it. Why don’t you grow up. Do not try to bring in another war because the people and the country cannot bear it any more. [Edited out]

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      With the likes of wiggie, sumanthiran, sambandan, and you,,,we need DJs and MRs

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    Both DJ’S favourite Presidents were willing to go beyond 13A.He had no issue then.Premdasa stated he would give ELLam(meaning everything in Tamil)and M.R has stated he would give 13+ to Manmohan Singh.

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    My superstition and experience is 13 th Friday march is not a good good day. There you see something going to happen. repent and do some yahams.
    By the way will PM Modi pay homage to those died while on dedicated duty at Jaffna Hospital. Will India reconcile with Tamils or the the south block wants to continue Its atrocities in that part of Lanka.They land in the shores of Lank disguised as Fishermen coming for Tody. SL navy can only brutalise North east innocent and faithful Tamils but can’t do anything against those destroying the Natural hatcheries around Lanka which will affect the fisheries resources not only around lanka but also entire Indian Ocean.
    Look China has no option other Than approaching the people of North east particularly East as the Dutch did. They will drill through the ocean floor and Emerge between the island of Manipallavam anddd serandoip or in Kottiyar Bay.

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    [Edited out] PM Modi said
    So watch out dayan

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      Modi’s speech censored by CT ha ha

      @Rajesh – Really sorry, it was a mistake, please translate and put it again – CT

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        Apologies accepted…..but not putting it again , perhaps you may decide to publish his speech in full

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    MODi’s talk showed very clearly how adamant they are treating Sri lanka is like their colony. He wants 13th amendment, more and a federal set up.

    He did not seem to be happy with Ranil Rajapakse too.

    Now, I can understand why Hindians wanted to label Mahinda Rajapske as anti-indian and not promoting indian interests in Sri Lanka.

    Underneath that, we can understand how sinister our politicians are too.

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    With his defeat, MR has failed to, but Ponnambalam Arunachalam has been throwing a lifeline to DJ, of late. One good thing is, people will remember Arunachalam in the next 50 years or so. To the contrary, 5 years down the line, even DJ would not remember what he himself wrote today. This is so when people sing for supper! Tune will change at the sight of next crumb off the table.

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    Dayan be a real academic read, study the 13A at least now.

    How can anybody dissolve the Northern Provincial Council based on the 13A.

    According to the 13A Provincial Councils cannot be dissolved even by the Executive President as long as the Chief Minister has the support of Majority of members in the provincial council.

    Then how was the North East Provincial Council dissolved in 1990?

    Let us revisit 1990, when the IPKF withdrew from Sri Lanka in March 1990,Mr Varatharajaperumal,the then Chief Minister of NEPC and his members also left Sri Lanka and went to India along with IPKF and kept in India by the Indian government in India.

    Hence the Northeast Provincial Council NEPC could not function and became defunct.

    It could not be dissolved under any then existing law.

    Hence it was merely kept defunct awaiting legislation.

    At that time talks were being held between your beloved patriotic president Premadasa and LTTE.

    LTTE was demanding dissolution of their arch rivals North East Provincial Council NEPC to be dissolved.

    What did Mr Premadasa do? He wanted to appease LTTE and brought in Provincial Council Act No 27 of 1990 in June 1990.

    The relevant provisions in the Act are given below.

    “Governor of a Province communicates to the President that”
    (a)more than one half of the total membership of such Provincial Council has, on or about the date specified in that communication, expressly repudiated or manifestly disavowed obedience to the Constitution or otherwise acted in contravention of the oath or affirmation taken and subscribed, or made and subscribed by such members under section 4 or”
    (b) that such Provincial Council has for all intents and purposes ceased to function with effect from any date,the Provincial Council shall stand dissolved with effect from the date specified in such communication.”,

    It was an Act of Parliament and the provisions in the Constitution-13A was illegally superseded by an act only to appease LTTE.

    It was also a retroactive legislation. The resolution for a separate state was passed by NEPC before the Act No 27 was enacted.

    The so called genocide resolution by the NPCwas not in any way demands the establishment of a separate state.

    Hence the President could no way dissolve NPC legally.
    Dayan Mr premadasa was the greatest appeaser of LTTE, revisit history

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    Excellent piece from DJ articulating that India and Tamil extremists like the Ponna brothers, Chelva and Wigs with their ideas for governing the island are not to be trusted. Modi has come and will go but the Sinhalese will decide their future: not Tamils, or Indians with sinister agendas. I doubt Sirisena will implement devolution as suggested by Modi. However, Mahinda Rajapakse is certain to reject that nonsense. Alas, we know the difference between the two leaders! Sri Lanka will not be a party to pan Dravidian dream and nor will India. I thank DJ for exposing the sinister Tamil thinking and articulating the thinking of the mainstream Sinhalese.

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    that chauvinist drum ain’t going to beat itself Dayan … keep the imperialist, sinhala subjugating hordes out – good luck!

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    Rather than slinging mud at Mr.Wigneswaran and the NPC which is a purely symbolic body, Dayan should focus his attention closer to home and write about the GOSL’s complete inability to govern. To me, the most significant event of the last several weeks isn’t President Sirisenas visits overseas or Prime Minister Modis visit to SL. It is Sri Lankas decision to unilaterally abrogate an agreement with China and cancel the port city project that was inaugurated by the president of China himself! I’m the biggest critic of MR and the former GOSL, but what I hate even more is the wastage that an abandoned project represents. They haven’t even finished the breakwater, so any land filled in is going to get slowly washed away and the place is going to be an eyesore for years – a grotesque reminder to everyone who visits the commercial hub of Sri Lanka of how the Sinhalese do business. This decision to cancel a major project for purely partisan reasons shows how little foresight the GOSL has and why it cannot be trusted. The NE is not a small territory. It is the same size as Israel. It is home millions of hard-working industrious people. The GOSL has made it very clear that they want to continue to govern this region, but why should the international community and the people of the NE trust them? Leaving aside the Genocide issue, what confidence does the GOSL inspire to offer security, continuity and stability to the region and to lead it to prosperity? They don’t keep their promises, they don’t honor agreements and they change their minds every few months. Forget governing Jaffna, they should first learn to govern themselves.

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    Dayan, how come you being a so-called educated Sinhalese leftist minded intellectual pose these questions?

    “Is this not a global strategy of marshaling the global Tamils not merely to countervail natural Sinhala preponderance on the island but also to hegemonize and dominate them? Is it not to create a global Tamil bloc with and for the Ceylon Tamils, that vastly outnumbers the Sinhalese, is capable of bringing overwhelming weight and force upon them, rolling back their natural status as the majority on the island—their only home base? Is this not a strategy of swamping and politically burying the Sinhalese under a globalized, demographic and geopolitical ‘human wave’?”

    On what basis you assume that the Tamils want to hegemonize and dominate the Sinhalese? As a so-called social scientist you should substantiate your arguments. But you have no solid arguments. You stop with an outdated and out of context argument quoting the then Tamil leader Arunasalam supposedly calling for a greater Tamil Naion.

    You have purposely and micheviously distorted the speech made by Arunachalam at a different time and in a different context and lumped it together with Wigneswaran’s resolution on genocide.

    Tamils do not want to hegemonize or dominate the Sinhalese. They only want to be treated as citizens of Sri Lanka with equal rights and given the respect they deserve as sons and daughters of the soil.

    There was first the call for fifty-fifty, and then for federalism. When all these failed only, it was in desperation and as a last resort, came the call for separation. But, most Tamils did not truly believe in separation. Call for separation was put forward at Vaddukoddai as the highest point of bargain in the belief that the Sinhalese would agree to a reasonable solution. But the intransigence on the part of the successive Sinhalese governments led to a state that made the Tamil youths to take up to arms. When LTTE had the upper hand, the Sinhalese people realized that Tamils cannot be denied their due rights. But, unfortunately, a power drunk LTTE and its leader, in turn became intransigent and refused to negotiate a deal. That, of course, was unfortunate.

    Your argument that now that LTTE had been defeated, Wigneswaran and the Northern Provincial Council have no right to demand anything by way of negotiated settlement is simply irrational. You are quoting Gramsci in support of your racist arguments. What an insult to that leftist minded intellectual to be quoted by a one-time leftist intellectual who has now become a Sinhala racist!

    I never imagined you will become a racist. You are no better than KMP Rajaratna and the likes of the past Sinhalese racists. And this comes from a man who had no qualms in accepting ministerial position under a Tamil Chief Minister who was foisted on the Tamils of North East Sri Lanka by the then Indian Government.

    Dayan, where are your leftist credentials? I myself was a leftist those days and wholeheartedly supported the then LSSP and CP which together stood then for parity for Tamil Language and equality for Tamils. And I still believe a reasonable solution of the Tamil problem could be worked out within a united Sri Lanka. It is a disgrace if you still call yourself leftist and Marxist. You are now in the bandwagon to bring back Mahinda Rajapakse. You will be a liability to that campaign if you go on spitting this type of Sinhala racist venom.

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      Then on what context and how to correctly interpret Arunachalam’s speech? Arunachalam’s speech vividly talk about an eelam. And that a movement is necessary to create a tamil region comprised of Ceylon (not N and E), TN, malaysia and S’pore. I dont think this has gone as the way Arunachalam intended. But it shows that the idea of a pan Tamil movement was there even in 1920 among distinguished Tamil leaders. (and not as a post independence movement as Tamils allege)

      GG Ponnambalam’s 50:50 is racist. That is minority rule over majority. Don’t you realize 75% of the people having only 50% of the seats against a 25% having the rest of the 50% unreasonable? In which country does this happen? GG came up with this after getting to know Ceylon was going to have universal suffrage. That made the GG realise they are going to lose the privileged position that they had over the years. What tamil leaders intended was a minority rule over a majority akin to what happened in South Africa.

      The point here is history. GG Ponnambalam and other tamil leaders started plagiarizing sinhala history, insult sinhala people and their nation. That continue to this day. All tamils are reincarnations of GG racist. Just go through the CT itself.

      Tamils claims are similar to Zionism. Ultra racism coupled with imaginative history. When someone disagree to that he is a racist.

      Wigneshwaran acted anti Lankan. He is an enemy of SL state, the country not government. So how come criticizing him is wrong? Do you expect us to devolve more power to a people who openly act against the country and become willing tools to outsiders who want to destabilise SL!

      As I always say this is a History debate..nothing else. Tamils already have equality in an individual manner. Sinhalese are not responsible for lack of tamil history in SL

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    Dayan Jayatilleka the Pleader:

    The Medicine has worked but it is too late as I have already sent your damning Racist Articles to UN, British High Commission and American Embassy for analysis in the event of you applying for a Visa either to visit or flee peesecuiton under MS and Cohorts.

    But as for your soft pedalling let us disect the Carcass.

    1) Prime Minister Modi is much admired and rightly so as a charismatic, strong, visionary Asian leader.

    *** When did you invent this one and who admires him is it the Newly elected Leaders or the Poor masses. They either love him or loath him cant be both.

    2) His visit to Sri Lanka and his speeches here could be said, at first blush, to be a triumph for India’s ‘soft power’ projection.

    *** I would say it was a Carrot and a Stick approach in other words COMPLY or DIE.

    3) The thing about ‘soft power’ however, is that it is uneven, and one must draw the distinction between how it works at the level of the elite and how it works or fails to at the level of the masses. Prime Minister Modi’s public pitch in the presence of Sri Lanka’s President, for “the early and full implementation of the 13th amendment and going beyond” may not have been the best conceivable projection of soft power, at the level of the Sri Lankan masses.

    *** Either implement it ( Carrot) or if you dont Implement ( Stick ) there are consequences.

    4) A despicable and dangerous Genocide Resolution was passed by the elected Northern Provincial Council and handed over to the UN’s Jeffrey Feltman by Chief Minister Wigneswaran. This act alone should have caused the dissolution of the Northern Provincial Council –while retaining, not abrogating the 13th amendment. “Early and full implementation of the 13th amendment and going beyond it” would only reward such treacherous anti-national conduct, give the impression that the Sri Lankan state is susceptible to this kind of contemptible pressure from Northern ultra-nationalists and most dangerous of all, transfer more power to those who have clearly shown a lack of moderation, responsibility and loyalty to this country. It is not for this that our soldiers fought and died.

    *** My friend let me give it to you staright.The actions of MS and Mangala is treacherous asking for postponement of the Guilty Vercdict by UN and in the absence of UN verdict taking the next step to indict MR the THUG to the Hauge the body elected by the People of Eelam is justified. The passing of the resolution is to put UN on Notice that the patience of the Victims is running out.

    5) Of course Prime Minister Modi’s remark was precise and parsimonious. Not for him was the boorish hectoring that Prime Minister David Cameron engaged in on his visit to Sri Lanka’s North during the Commonwealth summit. Then again, the majority of Sri Lankan people would take note that China’s leader, President Xi Jing Ping made no remarks whatsoever of a potentially contentious or intrusive nature on his recent visit to Sri Lanka.

    *** I am sure you would have heard the he also repeated the words of Bharathiyar. As for China man this is Indias back yard and Sri Lankas Sovereignty is tied to Indias Security. The Indian Aeronautics and the Tank Fctior in Avadi ( Tamilnadu ) is the South and India cant afford to let China have Radars on Sri Lankan soil and hemmnce the cancellation of the Port City Project like getting a foothold in Sampur.

    6) On the eve of visit of India’s Prime Minister Modi to Sri Lanka, the Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council who is hardly an angry young man or wild-eyed radical, expressed the long held view of the ‘moderate’ Tamil nationalists, that the 13th amendment is no solution and indeed the unitary state form is no solution as well. He does not argue for the full implementation of 13a or even for 13 Plus, but precisely for a new start line, somewhere beyond the 13th amendment and the unitary state itself.

    *** He was only repeating what Modi said to him in Delhi. It is a Bitter pill to take.

    7) Mr. Wigneswaran attempts to turn the issue of devolution into a trilateral negotiation between New Delhi, Colombo and Jaffna, which is precisely the mistake that fuelled the backlash in the South and catalyzed the dissolution of the Northern Council by President Premadasa in 1990.

    *** This is not 1990 but 2015. There is a New World Order and I am sure you remember the CM and the PM on the Balcony. The people of the South are simply bustanders. Tough but real.

    8)So is the context “changing” or is it “almost akin” to the context that prevailed in July 1987? If it is the former (“change”), what are the new factors—in the wake of a decisive military defeat, mind you– that would make for qualitatively enhanced devolution? If the perception is the latter (“continuity” with ’87), there is a serious lack of grasp of manifest reality. This is a problem of collective mentality; a problem of social psychology.

    *** Now we are in a Post GENOCIDE period and drastic actions are needed. The treatment rquired is a life saving Surgery a Transplant.

    9) Whichever it is, the Chief Minister recalls a quintessential continuity of the stance of moderate Tamil nationalism, namely that the 13th amendment, which was in point of fact the best deal that Delhi could secure for the Tamils of Sri Lanka under conditions far more favorable to the latter, was simply not enough even at the get go, in ’87 itself. So the problem was never that successive Sri Lankan administrations did not fully implement the 13th amendment. The 13th amendment making for provincial semi-autonomy was seen as inadequate before it had been tried out!

    *** Like in science the above was arived at by Extrapolation.

    10 ) What will be the outcome of the long, continuous Arunachalam-Wigneswaran Tamil project.

    *** The outcome will be PEACE, TRANQUILITY PROSPERITY for all and not the few ( I mean the Majority ) and CO EXISTANCE based on Self Respect

    11) What are the implications for this island and its ethnic majority the Sinhalese of a project that explicitly links Ceylon, Southern India, the ‘Tamil colonies’ and the ‘Federated Malay Tamil states.

    *** PREFERRED but not INSISTED upon.

    12) Is this not a strategy of swamping and politically burying the Sinhalese under a globalized, demographic and geopolitical ‘human wave.

    *** This only happens when you live on a slope and there is mud a slide. So my advice is move to safer areas.

    13)Autonomy? Will it not be to make Sri Lanka dependent on precisely those external powers—or an axis of such external powers– which have a large embedded Tamil population, indigenous or expatriate? Will it not be to weaken the strong, moderately centralized Sri Lankan state through the 19th amendment? Will its final outcome, visible on the horizon, not be to reduce the Sinhalese to a subaltern status (to use Gramsci’s term) in their own land;

    *** This is what the Under Writers are there for.

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      Then on what context and how to correctly interpret Arunachalam’s speech? Arunachalam’s speech vividly talk about an eelam. And that a movement is necessary to create a tamil region comprised of Ceylon (not N and E), TN, malaysia and S’pore. I dont think this has gone as the way Arunachalam intended. But it shows that the idea of a pan Tamil movement was there even in 1920 among distinguished Tamil leaders. (and not as a post independence movement as Tamils allege)

      GG Ponnambalam’s 50:50 is racist. That is minority rule over majority. Don’t you realize 75% of the people having only 50% of the seats against a 25% having the rest of the 50% unreasonable? In which country does this happen? GG came up with this after getting to know Ceylon was going to have universal suffrage. That made the GG realise they are going to lose the privileged position that they had over the years. What tamil leaders intended was a minority rule over a majority akin to what happened in South Africa.

      The point here is history. GG Ponnambalam and other tamil leaders started plagiarizing sinhala history, insult sinhala people and their nation. That continue to this day. All tamils are reincarnations of GG racist. Just go through the CT itself.

      Tamils claims are similar to Zionism. Ultra racism coupled with imaginative history. When someone disagree to that he is a racist.

      Wigneshwaran acted anti Lankan. He is an enemy of SL state, the country not government. So how come criticizing him is wrong? Do you expect us to devolve more power to a people who openly act against the country and become willing tools to outsiders who want to destabilise SL!

      As I always say this is a History debate..nothing else. Tamils already have equality in an individual manner. Sinhalese are not responsible for lack of tamil history in SL

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        Sach,
        You are not going to do any devolving. Its Modi who is going to make it happen. Listen to what he said and observe what he did:

        Ayubovan and Vannakam -two distinct greetings addressing two distinct people
        Visits to Colombo and Jaffna -two political power centers

        Reference to ancient Tamil literature (Silapathikaram and Manimekalai) and its impact on Sinhala culture -Pathini Deio (Modi could of course not refer to any ancient Sinhala works because non exist)

        Most significantly,quote from Tamil poet Bharathiyar ‘Sinhala theevuku Paalam Amaipom'(We will build a bridge to the Sinhala island)

        13+ and corporate Federalism

        Did you notice how comfortable Modi looked with Justice W? The body language was unmistakable.

        like it or lump it accept the two state solution, no way out for you. But once it’s accomplished I know you will behave well and suck up to India-the regional power.

        And let me tell you it will do you a world of good. Both states will prosper, you can have your kavung and eat it as well.A state in the south with Sinhalese as THE official language, no agitation by the ‘minorities’, free from being painted by the West as a bunch of barbarians hell bent on genocide and display your better qualities

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          Crazyoldmansl

          “This land does not belong to the sinhalese or the tamils. It belongs to all those who live on it.”

          The land belongs to my people and the rest of the people are the lease holders, leases are renewable on their good behaviour.

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          West painting us any barbarian is actually a sign we are doing something right and west cant subjugate us. The unipolar dominance of west will soon be over.

          There is an extent modi can influence SL. And we know how to do our part, we once did that too with LTTE on our land. Remember how you guys royally got fu**ed up by both SL and India? Anyway you can keep on dreaming.

          And half knowledge is bad. Manimekalai and Silappe did not have any influence on Sinhala. The pattini cult was brought to SL by Gajaba king. After all manimekalai and silappe are Indian works not SL tamil.

          Your mention about sinhala works shows the extent to which you know about SL.

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        sach choooooooooooooooooooo

        I am certain that you parrot what is typed here as great scholarship, I am willing to give you some clue so that you can have a useful discussion with others

        The Ceylon National Congress in Disarray
        1920-21 Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam Leaves the Congress

        By Prof KMD Silva
        The Ceylon Journal of Historical and Social Studies
        July – December 1972

        Read the first paragraph and then pass it to Dayan, OTC, and other like minded people

        Speeches and writings of Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam with a Forward by the Rt Hon Col Josiah C Wedgwood
        H W Cave & Co Printers Colombo

        It is going to be difficult for a racist like you and the public racist Dayan to read all 331 pages of his Speeches and writings and grasp what he had contributed.

        In his speeches he never ever mentioned Tamil Eelam. Dayan should have checked PA’s original speeches.

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    I should have addressed Dayan Jeyatileka

    The Catholic Pleader ( as opposed to Preacher) on behalf of Bhudhist masses.

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      They brought the Leprosy to beautifull SL. They came to preach and convert catholism and left the country with the epidemic in the 16th century. If you read the history of Leprosy and SL it will be all revealed. They also left the decendents of DJ . Now he is preaching racism ,hate mongering and sending smoke signals for the next war in SL.

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    Keep whining Dayan but dot make it into a howl. A winge that sounds like a howl will not impress the other wolves is the wood busy licking their wounds.

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    This land does not belong to the sinhalese or the tamils. It belongs to all those who live on it.

    This DJ does not want to accept this because if he did then there would be no way for his DEEP STATE to drive out everyone other than the sinhalese, seize the state and initiate the spread of fascism throughout the world.

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      Crazyoldmansl

      “This land does not belong to the sinhalese or the tamils. It belongs to all those who live on it.”

      The land belongs to my people and the rest of the people are the lease holders, leases are renewable on their good behaviour.

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    DJ, I don’t understand. So if the Tamils are happy with being part a globalised world and integrating into it but the Sinhalese are not, then the Tamils have be extricated from the world too? All because the Sinhalese think they own the whole island? That doesn’t make sense.

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    This neo-Fascist mad[Edited out]

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    Dayan:

    “A despicable and dangerous Genocide Resolution was passed by the elected Northern Provincial Council and handed over to the UN’s Jeffrey Feltman by Chief Minister Wigneswaran. This act alone should have caused the dissolution of the Northern Provincial Council –while retaining, not abrogating the 13th amendment.”

    Even when you friend MR was the president, the NPC passed a resolution to support the UNHRC investigation against SL, despite the regime’s position vehemently opposed to the investigation. Your friend never had the balls to sack the CM or dismiss the NPC. So, don’t behave like a joker. You know what, under the circumstance, when you say that the 13A to be retained but not abrogated, quite frankly and honestly Dayan, you don’t have balls either. What a dumb scarecrow you are.

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    “Will its final outcome, visible on the horizon, not be to reduce the Sinhalese to a subaltern status (to use Gramsci’s term) in their own land?”

    Relax man let our enemies be happy for a change! Dont worry everyone messes things up

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