5 December, 2020

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The Modi-Wickremesinghe Constitution

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

As confirmed by Dr. Jehan Perera’s latest column, the PM disclosed in Mannar that Indian Prime Minister Modi had urged him, President Sirisena and ex-Presidents Kumaratunga and Rajapaksa to solve the ethnic problem by bringing in a new Constitution without delay. The PM said that this will indeed be undertaken, and a draft document presented in a week or two, with a draft Constitution ready for adoption in two or three months.

What the new Constitution really hopes to achieve are the political and economic aims of the PM and his allies and the economic and strategic aims of his foreign patrons. What is the underlying intent and core content of the new Constitution? What is its very logic?

Lenin said that “politics cannot but be the concentrated expression of economics”. The new Constitution is but the superstructure, the edifice of the new political economy for Sri Lanka that Prime Minister Wickremesinghe has outlined, most specifically in the “mega MoU” or “umbrella MoU” (as the Delhi media called it) with India, and Prime Minister Modi has placed in macro-perspective in his Vesak speech to this country’s power elite, both Government and Opposition.

Prime Minister Modi’s Vesak oration outlines it:

“We believe that free flow of trade, investments, technology, and ideas across our borders will be to our mutual benefit…In infrastructure and connectivity, transport and energy, we are poised to scale up our cooperation…Our development partnership stretches across nearly every sector of human activity such as agriculture, education, health, resettlement, transport, power, culture, water, shelter, sports, and human resources…The economic and social wellbeing of the people of Sri Lanka is linked with that of 1.25 billion Indians.”

The quality Delhi press has spelled out the important implications of the proposed ETCA:

“Geethanjali Natraj, professor at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, points out that …the Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement (ETCA), which is expected to be signed by the end of 2017, will enhance trade in services, investments, and technology cooperation with India’s five fastest-growing southern states — Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. “Given these states’ proximity to Sri Lanka, the ETCA would leverage Sri Lanka’s unique geo-strategic location, which is at the crossroads of major shipping routes…” (Aditi Phadnis, Business Standard, 16 May 2017, emphasis mine-DJ)    

With the free flow of capital, goods, services and labour through ETCA from the powerful economies of the Southern Indian states, national capitalism and the national capitalist class built up from the days of DS Senanayaka will be overrun.

The new Constitution will dismantle the biggest impediment to the implementation of the Modi vision, which is the existing Sri Lankan state with its strong center. It will (a) decentralize power to the provinces thereby weakening the center, thus (b) providing unfettered access to foreign capital, goods and manpower, and (d) facilitating the divestiture to foreign powers of the strategic national assets and resources of the country, while it will (e) centralize political power in the hands of the Prime Minister and his allies, the Chief Ministers of the North and East.

Mr. Modi’s dramatic declaration that “Whether it is on land or in the waters of the Indian Ocean, the security of our societies is indivisible” adds to the economic, a strategic dimension. What the new Constitution does is to enable India, or more correctly the India-US-Japan triad to guarantee its foothold in strategic Trincomalee as per the MoU, by securing its immediate environment, the Northern and Eastern provinces, through autonomizing (i.e. loosening) them from the Sri Lankan state’s center by granting quasi-federal powers.

With India’s implantation in the North and East, the new Constitution will turn Sri Lanka into a de-facto confederation within a federation i.e. a confederation of two ethnic zones, the Northeast and South on the island, while the island itself becomes a de facto federal state unit of India. 

Looking back at age 60, I have never been prouder to have supported and worked with President Premadasa who had the guts and principles to openly demand that 70,000 Indian troops leave our soil (following it up in a written polemic with the Indian leader).

Let me go beyond Premadasa to invoke the words of the finest, most courageous, exemplary and successful leader a small island on the doorstep of a predatory giant ever had:

“…this little island will always be a revolutionary wall of granite and against it all conspiracies, all intrigues, all aggressions will be smashed to splinters. And high upon this revolutionary wall there will fly forever a banner with the legend: Patria o Muerte! Venceremos! (Fatherland or Death! We Shall Triumph!)” –Fidel Castro, Closing speech to the OLAS, 1967.   

Our own little island home can be saved from the dreadful fate of disappearing from future History as an independent entity only if we, the people, the citizens, eviscerate the monster of the new Constitution at a Referendum this year or next. 

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    DJ, would you agree if we would change this to Dayan-Rajapakshe Consititution” ?
    It is a public secret, DJ is one of the powerful rabblerouser in lanken spot light
    It is also a public secret, Rajapakshe is an extremist by his nature, who would always try to consolidate his powers by getting the support of growing buddhist extremists.

    From what you have been uttering on CT and other forums, we can judge what a mind set this particular DAYAN SILVA JAYATHILAKA may have. You have been talented at twisting anything in favour of abusive groups regardless of your fully sympathy to them.

    You yourself made it clear that the alone the idea ofhoisting BLACK FLAGs during the recent visit of MODI should NOT have come from Rajaakshe.t

    There you hinted that they the virulent, power abusive bunch of thugs seem to have intern conflicts between their constituent parties.

    In clear text:What this abusive man has all along been trying to say is we the FOLKS have to stand against RW ? A leader who would do restore democratic structure of the country, while being the lapdog of the former president, whose governing style was loudly criticised by entire world. Some even went on saying, lanken style Gadafi or Mugabe was in making. But in any time in the past or even today, DJ has never ever added a single word against Rajapakshe who even today abuse BBS to run amok breaking prevailing laws. BBS lead gorilla would do anything and everything to please Rajaakshes in the same time, his fanatic propensities. He has got long records to having done so in the recent past.

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      Simon De Silva———————————————————–“DJ, would you agree if we would change this to Dayan-Rajapakshe Consititution” ?” ——————– Let us forget the MR Dayan constitution for a while. I just received a link to a news item with two photographs of Vellupillai Balakumar and his son in the custody of the Army. I understand Balakumar was the General Secretary of EROS- ( now defunct) until it was banned by LTTE. Here is the link:
      http://www.velichaveedu.com/mm121-png/ ————————————–The wife of Balakumar once asked Ranil about her husband. Ranil told Yogi’s wife and mrs Balakumar both their husbands were dead. Balakumar and Yogi surrendered to the armed forces while their wives watching them being taken away. —————————————————-Dayan being the laptop dog of MR he has to obey his master. BTW he thinks he is the intellectual Rottweiler guarding the island , one of the four guardian gods of this island. –Let him sleep in his master’s bed. —— It is now the responsibility of Ranil and Sirisena to investigate these photographs and respond to widows if they both(Ranil & Siri) want to being a closure to 2009.

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        Yes, it is his weakness, which is he always believes to be the intellectual Rottweiler guarding the Island. Even some professors stay away not adding anything about this, but he continues. It is like a wahrnemungsstörung – perceptual disorder.

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          Rarityminds ——————- Its an attempt on the paranoia stricken people to panic. Not many are listening to him, rightly so. ——-Soon you will see a person with a board hanging from his neck loitering around public places. “The End Is Nigh” is written on the board.

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      Not just MODI, but any European leaders would repeat it to srilanken govt onlywayout to lanken long standing ethnic issue is through a new constitution.

      Why DJ or his supportive evil men to read it different is a big puzzle to me ?4

      My nephew is just 25 and has been reading for his MSc, he too repeats why not we the srilankens introduce a proper consitutution which can serve all minorities too equal rights. They are all srilankens, not just SINHALESE are srilankens.

      I have no doubt, DJ or the like minded mind sets would never sense it, even if DJ is known to have made long stays in Europe. There he should have got on with other communities representing our country as assigned to do so.
      But my problem is to undrestand the mental state of DJ, even today. Why he cant see it as an average unbiased person is compelled to do so ? Why he seeks always devious and malicious tricks to twist the facts and be part of his pay masters ?
      All in all, I wonder why a man who should have worked a doctoral thesis to fall this level ?
      What is wrong with you DJ, please enlighten us with the facts why you are compelled to twist even facts on and on ?
      Are there any records, that your hypotheses ended up right ?.. I mean very recent ones ?

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      Dear dayan,
      Do not panic about a new constitution, as it will never see the light under this regime. Srilanka will not be in a soup for giving powers to Tamils to rule their region. It is already in the soup for selling and leasing parts of the land to China by Mahinda. India is not happy about it and will harass Srilanka for this folly. Indo-lanka accord is an international agreement which Srilanka cannot abrogate unilaterally. India looked the other side when Srilanka supreme court de-merged north and east, where it had no jurisdiction over an international agreement. Now India is not going to take things lightly when Srilanka had done this dastardly act of bringing China into Srilanka. They know that MS/RW are playing a double game of showing a good face to India and doing nothing about Chinese activity. Do you sincerely believe that the Chinese labour force working in their projects in Srilanka, are ordinary peasants and not from their armed forces. However much you attack India, Mahinda will go behind India and despite the tirade he received from Modi will shamelessly go to India and fall at their feet to help him to regain power. Whether you like it or not, federal solution is the best for Srilanka, and it will be enforced in some way. Economically it is best for Srilanka to engage with India especially the southern states which are the richest in India. Building a land bridge between India and Srilanka is an absolute necessity as the world is shrinking and there is a direct railway link from UK to China via Europe and Russia/Siberia. Please do not obstruct any progressive measures, mainly because of your vested interests in prolonging Sinhala supremacism over Tamils.

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        This regime ? I thought only a tyrannial rule is synonimized by the term REGIME.We had a regime under Mahinda Rajapakshe.
        Yes, you are right federalism is the only solution.
        If Germany, Switzerland and several other countries can enjoy federalism sofar, why not SL ?

        However, the people have been misled and misguided by extremists group as Federalism is partitioning the country.

        Not even in decades, the people will ever realize what Federalism means. I mean the majority of people that have been the easy targets of the cunning politicians.

        You dont need to add any thing about the topic, Dayan J is totally allergic to Federalism:
        He would not behave like a DOCTOR, when one comes to talk about Federalism:

        We can only wish Srilankens to realize more at least in the years to come.
        This stagnated and polluted nation, mixed with majority of exremists folks, will take more to change their attitudes to positive future, until then, foreign invasion, colonial masters tricks and several others will be there topics .. on and on.

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      Simon, would you consider changing your name to a Sri Lankan one before commenting , or seek to participate on national affairs of Sri Lanka.

      We simply can’t trust people like you act in our national interest.

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        Gunapala, Here is the Formula: Simon de Silva = Samuel Jayaweera = Sam Fernando = Seelawathi = Darunuwathi = Sama Wathi = Avatars of Tamil Refugees in Europe.

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          We miss you EDWIN RODRIGO – even if your mouth piece is obviously wandered to the other end and viz versa to add the kind of usual stuff unique to you. Yes, we the ones who would not lick the balls fo Rajapakshe and his supporters are branded as Tamil supporters. What count us is everyone has been human than racial thought bearers of you nature. Good luck … peace to entire world on this sunny day from Berlin. We are so thrilled by visiting former US prez Obama to Berlin today.

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            “Anyways, stupid arabs would not get this clearly, since they too want get most sophisticated arsenal.”

            Even with sophisticated weapons, the Arabs are weak fighters. I have seen footage of the Saudi forces in Yemen, they are taking heavy casualties alongside the Sudanese proxies (mercenaries) they hired. The Houthis have the upper-hand, despite being limited to Soviet-era Kalashnikovs and the like. Similarly, much of the strength of ISIS lies in its Chechen forces. On the opposing end, Assad was poised to lose Damascus until Russia intervened. I will give credit to Hezbollah, they are the only notable Arab fighting force worth speaking of.

            The clock is ticking for Saudi Arabia. What is keeping it together is US support, both financially and militarily. The US understands that if Saudi Arabia falls, Iran and Russia will emerge as major players in the region. So the US is willing to participate, in a small-scale, in the 101 proxy wars initiated by the Wahhabis. With oil prices remaining low and the US emerging as a major net exporter of oil, those dynamics may well shift in the future. How long can the Saudis rely on their FX reserves to fund their extremist adventures, that is another question.

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              Lester,
              ” Even with sophisticated weapons, the Arabs are weak fighters. I have seen footage of the Saudi forces in Yemen, they are taking heavy casualties alongside the Sudanese proxies (mercenaries) they hired. The Houthis have the upper-hand, “
              There ain’t no such thing as an Arab or an American. It is not an ethnic description, just as “Jew ” is not an ethnic description.
              The Houthis, Saudis, Sudanese, Egyptians, Libyans, etc. all speak Arabic, just as Americans speak English.
              The Egyptians did a pretty good number on Israel in 1973, until the US threatened them.
              The Saudis are a recently invented “nation”.

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          Buran Appu,

          I happend to watch/read the Trump ‘s visit to SA and the size of weapon deals the guy may have given a green light during the visit. All that should be to flow more funds to americans, but not focusing on external politcs as had been before. Now Eruopean allies being bit nervous not being able to get the with the visting dragon Trump – also comparing it with former prez Obama and his superstar like welcome received by the people.
          So what is your opinion about the way Saudis as one another undemocratic just oil rich folks would see it – in the same time, Trump has louded to stand against muslims and their arrivals to the US. Anyways, stupid arabs would not get this clearly, since they too want get most sophisticated arsenal.
          Here it is reported that Sunite islam is being supported by Trump but being against to shia muslims. As a self proclaimed intelligent Engineer your thoughts may be important…

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          If I would call you all work in Saudi arabia and entire middle east as ” domestic slaves” , is that factually right Mr Edwin ?

          Very first thing what my German teacher taught us at the time, I arrived in Mainz/Germany, was
          “thinking is a hard work – Denken ist nicht einfach”.

          If our average representing EDWIN RODRIGO could see it right LET alone today, things would have worked nicely for us all – easily.

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        Who the hell you to ask me to do so, I am international guy, but with a big heart to lanken issues. That is why I believe, only wayout would be federalism or the like for our nation, if sustainble peace to be achieved. But that is a long journey since you guys would not get it easily, just becasue you bear a frog in a well mentality.

        Learn to see the ground realities of the country where Federal systems have been their politics, best would be the what you get in Switzerland.

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        Your national interest

        It should be national interest of all (Sinhala, Tamils, Muslims, Burgher and all others) born to lanken soils. We are all homo sapiens even if some behave like animals. Regardless of ethnicity, so long they hold srilanken passport.- we should have the access to enjoy same rights. They should all have the same rights as you so called extremists that seem to be waging the tails in favour of Rajapakshes.

        We pefectly know racial Gunapalas and Edwins are filled and rotten in our socially eroded home country, but they have to change their attitudes.

        We must not support anyone that would represent us in a radical manner. Enough is enough.
        Let alone today, after a war held 30 years (3 decades) our thoughts as sinhalaya should be changed for the benefit of our youth.
        Any extremist forces should be defeated by let them know the truths. That way we can achieve permament peace, no doubt about that.

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        Would you you recomend one to Simon like “Don Stephen, Dudley, Junius Richard, Solomon West, Richard, Percy….”

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      Trump is in a problem

      https://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2017/05/17/us-abgeordneter-fordert-offiziell-amtsenthebung-von-praesident-trump/

      See, how Democracy works in SL. Republicans are slowly becoing clear Trump is no means the one they thought to represent them.

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    Good. DJ, drop Rakapakses and come like this.

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    Ethnic polarisation in a well entrenched mode of strategy used in Srilanka since independence to decapitate working class progressive people movement and its progress. However much we don’t agree with neoliberal agenda, pragmatic solutions to progress in development can’t be found without partnership with them as China did. Srilankan people can compete with them and protect their interest only by uniting their people by progressive constitution to unite its citizens and communitiesto actively take part in country’s future as equal citizens. Then only Srilankan people will have a government which can genuinely represent their interest. Unless that objective achieved neoliberals and corrupt politicians will continue to exploit our nation at ordinary people’s expense. India being Our big neighbour, irrespective they have a Tamil speaking population, merit different obligations. India having Tamil speaking population give Srilanka more culutural and emotional relationship which overall very advantageous to Srilanka contrary to JVP’s earlier preaching and current DJ’s paranoid views. Many don’t realise it’s India which did and in the future too will do what ever it takes to prevent separation in Srilanka. Once again it was neoliberals who made India to use ethnic polarisation to its advantage in Cold War era. In the final analysis only maximum devolution of powers to the provinces by constitutional reform is the best option to defeat neoliberal agenda. Neoliberals with their partners will promote ethnic polarisation to defeat this objective.Do Srilankans clever enough to stop themselves emotionally robbed of their knowledge of knowing the truth. Thanks.

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    BALDERDASH

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      Tungsan Yu ————————–“BALDERDASH” ——————— Do we expect anything less than that from Dayan?

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    With people like you around, changing the constitution will not solve anything!
    Can you propose your solution please?

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      Thamilan ——————————“Can you propose your solution please?” —————————-Can I propose one, relocate all of them to the 10 square mile Sinhala/Buddhist fascist ghetto in the deep south. somass will be happy to receive Dayan at the gates of the ghetto. I don’t mind giving him a warm send off.

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    It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
    N.S.

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    There is one way in which one can shut Dr. Dayan Jayatilleke’s mouth: give him a diplomatic position. he will jump from the Rajapaksa camp overnight. Dirty bootlicker. Nation’s worst i**** who uses Marxist theory in random ways to hide his bootlicking habits. Everybody is concerned about the BBS. This bootlicker of Buddhist racism is quiet on that topic.

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    Does it matter whose constitution it is? No, as long as it can solve the problems we have in Sri Lanka it does not matter, it can be even Putin-Donald Trump constitution.

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    Master Simon de Silva…….comment …

    1 Simon has to learn a little politics of Indian Republic that is BJP-RSS the extremist political outfit in a largest democratic county in the world by now handing state power of Indian.

    2 Why is that you talk of DJ extremism of MR political background of Buddhism ?

    3 Do you know that Modi’s rule of Gujarat state at time , as a Chief minister has been accountability of killing of Muslim which responsibility lay on political of that BJP -RSS extremism?

    4 Once USA has ban entry visa for Modi’s for the CM of Gujarat by discrimination of Muslins in India?

    5 Modi’s has such bad record of history of Hindu- Extremism-politics of BJP -India that some years back ?

    Hope do not blame other which concord story by make allegation against of political mud selling your on political revivals?.

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      Give us please where DJ ended up right in recent developments? His predictions about lanken future? Lanken govt ? or any crucial politics about srilanka since war is no longer there? Then we can discuss it further.

      Srilanka is suffering from MR syndrome today no times in the past. So why some worries to have in the line when lanken state makes friendly ties with India is fine, but to exaggerate it can only create problem to a small country of our nature. Without close contacts, with india and china, srilanka will have no future. But showing the srilanka as an independent country, what cant lanken state stay in contact with them. Like the way, MR had been, sl cant only stay in contact with Belarus, Uganda, Libya or Swaziland, putting the country on a place, as if it is Rajapakshes family property. He should first get some medicine to heal his inferiority complex by marginalizing radical thought bearing, constituent parties such as that of Wimal Buruwanse. Latter man is the seed of germs for entire ultra extremist politics in this country. His knowledge is also filled with gaps as no seen in SENIOR politicians. He is the person to have manipulated Rajapakshe stupid mentality.
      tbcontnd.

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    60 years of uselessness spent eating bones under the tables of Premadasa, Rajapakse and others. Looking for others who will throw him a few more crumbs. When was Sri Lanka independent like Cuba resisting another country which was also a colony once. Sri Lanka was populated by people from India who displaced the Veddahs. It was colonised by successive European powers. It has been a beggar nation from independence. It is not entitled to the pride that DJ wants it to have. It was a slave nation peopled by slaves who sit about doing very little to lift themselves into a better life. All they do is blame the minorities for striving hard. Knox said that the Sinhalaya will sleep under the jak tree watching the fruit to ripen and fall before eating it. All the Sinhalaya does is to kill Tamils and Muslims who achieve.

    It would be a good strategy to tie Sri Lanka with India, fast emerging as an industrial power. People do not want China who probably pays DJ to write his rubbish.

    As regards a constitution, the Indo-Sri Lanka Pact requires devolution. India has a status to demand and Sri Lanka a treaty obligaten to ensure this.

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    “Our own little island home can be saved from the dreadful fate of disappearing from future History as an independent entity only if we, the people, the citizens, eviscerate the monster of the new Constitution at a Referendum this year or next. “

    We Srilankans (Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim) saved Srilanka from falling in to the hands of a dictator who wanted to keep the power to his family forever and handing over the ownership to China. The 18th amendment to the constitution was with this vision. However, the vigilance of Chandrika and Ranil with the support of Ranil and Rauf Hakkem saved the nation’s independence. Since then Mahinda Rajapkse with the chief advisor Dayan Jeyatilake thought of a military coup but again Ranil blocked that coup with the support of India and other democratic nations. They did not stop there, they took of the anti tamil slogan again along with hardcore racist like Wimal & BBS, going around Buddhist temples and createing fear among Buddhists about Tamils, Tamilnadu and India. The people understood that Buddhism and Sinhalese are the origins of India and India always with us in difficult times. It is not difficult for them to bring Srilanka under their control within a few minutes if they really want. India recognises our democracy, India recognises our unity, India recognises devolution power as SLFP and Leftists did in the past. So Lenin or Fedal Castro are on the side of devolution and equality.

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      I could not agree with you more.

      You articulated it best. Thanks. These guys Like Saman Adhikari should read your comment.

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    DL quotes Fidel Castro: “…………………….. Patria o Muerte! Venceremos! (Fatherland or Death! We Shall Triumph!)”. Surely DL, Death is inevitable but Triumph? Over what DL? Gnanasaro (May his Mr Universe muscles increase) is looking out for a BBS-Buddhist/Sinhalese Lanka. Want them to triumph? Your anti-Indian stuff is same as that of BBS. Come out with something original. In your case keeping quiet for a week will be deemed original!

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    We understand that we have lot of connections with Indians. As India is a bigger country, we can not thrash India the way we did LTTE. We need to be aware with Indian concerns yet need to be very cautious with them. See how Nepal is handling those. Anyway, never trust indians or Tamils.

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      Jim Softy————————–“As India is a bigger country, we can not thrash India the way we did LTTE.”—————– Please try thrash Hindia. Be a man. I will be right behind you. Sinhala/Buddhist fascists forces can win Hindia under Gota’s leadership. All he has to do is lead from the front.

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      Jimmy,
      Remember it took 300,000 “war heroes” to thrash 30000 LTTE .

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    By Simon de Silva’s politics of gossipers ……
    I do want tell you repeatedly that politics of Democracy is life-line of majority People of SL?
    Talk with serious attention subject that confined an issues of political extremism of Indian by BJP-RSS-Hinduism is now in power of center Delhi of by mishandling regional politics of hegemony of South Asian by “BJP-RSS of Democracy” of the party agenda’s.!@
    In fact world has known “Indian democracy” is largest in Globe; but act of her action of democracy under BJP-RSS, is Not follows rules of Nation Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity and denied respect of Indepeanace of by surrounding countries that including Sri-lanka by Indian Republic of Hindu extremism of BJP rule of governances.
    These are an issues not that related DJ writing ,is politically polemics of 21st century Democracy of that how to working towards secular bases of upheld values of basic norms of Democracy of Asian countries.

    Indeed we are friends of China and India. No doubt that but we reserved right to air our views of Democracy of virtually ,that we want society base practices of democracy on ours sovereignty of Parliamentary politics .
    The Sovereignty of People is lay of elected members of people’s represtaitives are the pillar of our democracy. That is why we want Indian to respect principles of which that accepts democracy norms not by words but in deeds .

    Well, Indian politics has more influence and impact of our modern Democracy than China economic assistances and Investments .
    Our system of governances and mode of operandi is more closed to Indian democracy . So we want more in depth debate on the key issues of Democracy with India.
    That is not going to undermined ours relationship with Indian at all.

    The PRC system of governances in deed is different social system from ours —–Republic of “Socialist”– democracy of SL !!!!!

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      contd.

      Almost the essence of sustainable peace for all living in the country is clear to everyone equally. We fought a war not just few years but for last 30years taking us to below all comparable Asian countries whose economic rise would not have been easier to that time. Not just Tamils but Sinhalese too made life sacrifices making up to unbelievable numbers. Anyways, northern Srilankens faced it to all unthinkable ends. So was the case with ones lived in border villagers be them Muslims, Tamils, Sinhalese, all faced it for such a long time. Had we the majority folks been that clean providing its minorities but also srilankens their equal rights, no such a brutal war would have been born. That is so simple.
      Ensuring rights of its various folks, ethnic groups have been guaranteed by a constitution in India already long ago. Our people s thinking patterns may be close to those of Indians, but most of them are literate in SL comparably that of a developed world in our country than the numbers in India.
      The best democracy of the world is from UK – they function without a constitution. But they have been upto that way of highly civilized cultures for centuries. They are bound to laws and disciplines and no comparable to those even in developing countries. If a leader would make a mistake in his or her politics, they would not wait folks to go on demonstrations asking him or her to resign. Law and order is on their top of agenda.

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      contd.
      But in India or Srilanka, the majority folks behave no far different to 4-legged mammals in general. They would just follow anyone not thinking twice. Even so called religious monks behave today beyond all the bearing. They have fallen to that depths – for example abusive movements such as BBS led by a highly aggressive monk publicly accept that they are paid by some groups if they would work according to them.

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    Mr Saman Adhikari@With former US president Obama’s visit to Berlin today, what became even more clear having being able to see the welcome given to him as if a SUPERSTAR just arrived, is trump would not be easy in Europe even if locals would support him further. All age groups, young above the older love Obama in Europe than in his home country. It is just because his unique sensitivity to external politics. Germany’s chancellor, Dr Merkel will also meet with visiting Donald Trump in Brussels this afternoon. As we already know, not many from Europe would agree with Trump. Trans Atlantic politics have reached to all the unprecedented levels. All these confirms us further, no country can only focus on own folks on long term. Rajapakshes should learn from them.
    Now turning back to SL INTERNAL politics
    We know our people are easily manipulative. We also know their “modus operandi” in terms of doing whatever. Moreover, we know how some opportunists that currently make every effort twisting the message and send across panicking them. All these to achieve personal gains through their kind of ulterior motives.
    It is fine if you would call us the average thinkers as gossip entertainers, but we too have feelings towards permanent peace for all than so called pseudo patriots that permanently abuse the stupid masses and their nativity/vulnerability for their political survivals do believe TODAY than few decades ago that, there is no other way than to ensure minority rights through an introduction of a new constitution.

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    Not to worry, this is only a shadow play for the International Community, to make believe on reconciliation and devolution. They will drag on to complete their agenda to colonise the Tamil homeland.

    There will be nothing for the Tamils, even if there is something, even an ounce of equality for the Tamils and Muslims, it will not go pass 2/3 majority in parliament, and if by chance goes through, it will be riots for a referendum.

    We should wait to ask the Tamil National leaders to please explain what other hidden options they may have.

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    Thero’s sarcastic satire title “The Modi-Wickremesinghe Constitution” suggests that he would prefers the Indian IPKF’s time “Rajiv-JR constitution”. The only difference between the two constitutions is Modi’s one is missing the IPKF Thirukkai Wal that Wal Rajiv used to convey that constitutional message to JR, though the options is not out ruled for PM Modi. Interestingly and increasing the chance of Mr. Modi using his Thirukkai Wal to convey his message to Yahapalanaya seems to be a reality. In fact Ranil’s behavior suggests that if he is wondering whether Mr. Modi may go ahead and deliver it. If so, Thero will again be prepared to take a minister post in NEPC, if Mr. Modi delivers his Thirukkai Wal. Other than that all his talk is usual rubbish. His is only the kind of talk the crowd, to whom he directs his propaganda, talks while they consume the Biriyani and the Arrack.

    The formula involved in the delivery is not complicated, but floating on the surface to see and analysis. Indira Gandhi gave a free Katchatheevu to Lankawe. Sonia wanted to give a free ETCA. Everybody did know that Mr. Gandhi’s action was a tactical maneuvering to keep Sirimavo with her. But it did not work and she went for strategic maneuvering just before she was killed. This knowledge was not systematically passed to Rajiv. Sonia who is not an Indian born and bred, did not have Indian blood to continue Mrs. Gandhi’s culture. Corrupted Karunanidhi, Chidambaram and Sonia looted the country taking hand of Old Royals. So during war (2009) Shiv Shankar Menon and Narayan pledged India to Lankawe. Manmohan Singh’ inability to impose anything on Lankawe was frequently laughed in Colombo Tamil Media as that Lankawe was the world’s third superpower, so India was subjected to Old Royals’ dictation.

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    India could not rise from stomping feet of Old Royals until Ambassador Blake broke up with Old Royals and took them to UNHRC. That was where Thero’s May 2009 UNHRC game came to an end too. Ranil who has put unlimited sacrifices, including his chance of coming back again, to save Old Royals from UN Electric Chairs knows the anger boiling out there in the north, beyond the sea. Thero, who doesn’t have the 1/100 of Ranil’s practical political diplomacy, is blowing an empty Conch. Ranil too knows that, but doesn’t give a damn to that.

    When Ex Pm Manmohan Singh was leaving, he was not just a laughing object in Lankawe, but to the entire world. Even with three master economists like FM Chidambaram, PM Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee, Indian growth was sliding badly by the heavy looting of the Congress government. Day and night Old Royals were showing China Dragon to Ex PM Manmohan Singh and plugging his dress out by threads, it was woven with. This time, ETCA was extracted from India while Lankawe was stomping India under its feet, but still refusing to sign the pact demanding for more. As we said earlier, Mr. Modi is not going to follow Mrs. Gandhi’s path. He is not going to give free Katchatheevu through ETCA. He knows that Mrs. Gandhi’s test showed negative. He doesn’t need any test on that. So the first thing PM Modi did to overthrow Lankawe’s stomping feet was to trash the ETCA. Ranil got the point of PM Modi, but Comedy diplomat Thero, even after seeing his finger is burning, falsely holding his hand on the fire to prove that he is a master diplomat. Ranil wants to take path, “before the man rape, make a knot of marriage with him”.

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    Ranil thinks, then, India will be left with responsibility of protecting the girl whom he wanted to rape. Ranil fears, if Lankawe left alone by India, Dragon may kill and eat. So he would take a difficult married life to death sentence.

    Ranil came to power campaigning to close the Colombo Pong Cing. It might have not been a joke, but he might have meant it. Latter he was let to know the weight of the computer hacking which forced to surrender the Colombo Pong Cing. Now he has ended up handing over Hangbangtota and Maduru Oya. Ranil may go relieved if that’s all what is it going to be. He doesn’t know the bottom of the pit. He may attempt to evaluate the depth if it is going to be handing over of some more properties. Then he can ignore the million visa request. To topple Ranil, Dragon wants Old Brother Prince to take a Diplomatic course with China. He can be contended with 19A, though the path may not be sure footed; not sure if he can always forge one deal with SLFP. China forcefully made him to say “NO” to dock its submarine in Colombo while PM Modi was here. Ranil had only one answer for that is the “NO”. China did not lose anything. China did not lose anything as it has many more ports to refuel its subs, more than all what Lankawe own. Then why did the dragon did this? This is how it has guided Ranil to the cliff. Now Ranil is facing a situation to jump over cliff or stand there and face the dragon.

    ETCA withdrawal is not about PM Modi is realizing the flaw of the deal and he is abandoning it to protect the Indian economy.

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    Modi’s ETCA withdrawal might be on a different direction. In case if Lankawe continues to flirting with the dragon and fooling India, we would go ahead and prepare for long overhaul of Lankawe and come back to deal with it. He would restart where Mrs. Gandhi stopped. Giving the signature to ETCA may impede the preparation for an occasion like that. You cannot have the unlimited Indian firms operating In Lankawe and bringing in Indian planes to bomb Lankawe.

    PM Modi talked to Yahapalanaya about Tamils problems, both North-East and Upcountry. It is also one of his agenda in Lankawe. That is no hidden secret. Further, he will not sacrifice Indian protection to Tamils’ protection. So titling an essay “The Modi-Wickremesinghe Constitution” is nothing but diplomatic naïve action to counter the Indian advancement to protect its interests. This type of hallucination to sabotage Yahapalanaya and capturing power is not ensuring their political survivability. Thero substantially lacks ability conceive the situation of Lankawe at now and the turmoil developing around it by the activities of India, China, America, EU et al. They, now, have absolutely forgotten, when Ex. State Secretary telephoned, they ran out of Temple Tree House fearing to remain there. Using Gnanam or Thero or Kamal to sabotage, create coup or strategically defeating Yahapalanaya in election is not going to solve Old Royals’ problems. If August going to be challenging month for Yahapalanaya, it is a month of death or life for Joint Comedy club. They don’t have a person to compete in EP. They don’t have party to place candidates. None of them knows politics other than the few divided and dividing corny lefts there. They are armed with only anti-Minority racial hates. Will that do for to win the game of recapturing the power and then survive after that?

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    Modi & Moda are great Italian designers. you never know what this pair will come up with

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