17 August, 2022

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The Onset Of Eelam War V

By Political Activist

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Successive diplomatic victories and the humiliation of both Rajapakse and elements of his military establishment in the West now ensure a steady flow of funds into organistaions, which are at the vanguard of confronting both. Furthermore, the diaspora have steadily built a formidable political infrastructure that the regime’s missions have failed to counter. Of particular note are posts in Washington DC and London whose senior cadre have been purged of capable professional diplomats. Morale which reached its lowest ebb within the diaspora on the 19th of May 2009 is now buoyant once again.

On the face of it there may be differences between nationalist diaspora organizations. However, equally obvious is that there is now a concerted effort to set aside these differences and work together. There is an earnest desire to avoid the damaging fissures of the past. Also, there is a coming together of those who viewed Tamil aspirations through a nationalist prism, and, as a rights’ based struggle. It was the manner in which the regime brought about the end of Eelam War IV that set this trend in motion. Many rights activists who had no love for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) now reluctantly agree with its argument that there is no possibility of a negotiated political solution with the Rajapakse regime.

Eelam War V will be very different in nature to that of IV. It will be a low-intensity conflict seeking to degradade specific elements of Sri Lanka’s economy with the objective of increasing stresses on its electorate; and, thus, undermine the popularity of the Rajapakse regime. What it will not be is a frontal assault on Sri Lanka’s military assets in the Northern and Eastern provinces, or, a sustained use of lethal force, which it is optimally configured to repel. Instead, it will involve military information support operations designed to influence emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of organizations, groups, and individuals among the Sinhalese populace. This Eelam War will in von Clausewitz words will be “not merely a political act”, which was a cardinal mistake made by the LTTE with previous ones, “but also a real political instrument, a continuation of political commerce, a carrying out of the same by other means”.

Attacking Vulnerable Weak Points

Sri Lanka needs foreign exchange to remain economically viable. Its increasing reliance on sources, which are driven by sentiment, such as tourism, foreign direct investment (FDI), remittances, access to global capital markets and tic flows into its capital markets, necessitates at least the illusion of a stable political and economic environment. These are also its weak points.

If the assertions made by Sri Lanka’s former foreign minister in parliament are correct that “Sri Lanka has earned the dubious distinction of being one of the principal centers for money laundering east of Suez” its banking and financial system will already be under scrutiny by Western law enforcement agencies. Such action will deprecate any perception of Sri Lanka being a safe harbor and impede the growth of new FDI, remittances and tic flows.  Sri Lanka also needs access to global capital markets to refinance its existing foreign currency obligations and fund its huge current account deficit. Such access will remain open only while it projects a veneer of stability.

The regime’s failure to control rogue elements which have inflicted physical and sexual violence on visiting tourists have resulted in negative travel advisories from foreign governments. Reactionary tendencies within its Buddhist clergy, targeting any foreigner taking a photograph with a statue of Buddha have made matters worse.

However, the greatest threat to these sources come not from pressures exerted by countries, including the use of oil sanctions against Iran, seeking to bring about regime change but by irregular warfare waged by Tamil militants; who will not seek to control vast swathes of land but attack Sri Lanka’s vulnerable economic weak points. It will involve the use of unconventional tactics to sap investor confidence, disrupt supply chains used to export to Sri Lanka’s largest markets and curtail tourism through severe adverse travel warnings. Such attacks will also seek to once again exploit Tamil civilians by drawing harsh reprisals from the regime’s military establishment, which has shown no inclination whatsoever to abide by the rules of war.  Over the medium term it will seek to suck the lifeblood out of the Sri Lankan economy resulting in the erosion of popular support for the regime. On the other hand, hardliners who are part of the Rajapakse coterie argue that this is what the West is doing in Sri Lanka as proxies for the diaspora absent lethal force.

Either way Eelam War V is nigh and it will be waged in a way which is both nonconventional and unique from previous ones. And, once again Sri Lanka will have once again missed an opportunity to heal itself and fulfill its promise. It will also represent a failure for all of us who have strived for peace.

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    Mr analyst,
    I think it’s a good road-map to reach a pipe dream. Keep at it up; and don’t you ever give up. Like the TGTE, better retain it in the sky for you cannot land it here.

    As a matter of interest, would you please tell us, what stage this hypothetical Eelam V has reached by now? And when do you expect it to reach the peak?
    Thanks, Leela

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      Leelo:
      What the analysis is emphasising is :
      And if you wrong us shall we not revenge? Just like William Hague the right wing from Oxford.

      Here is another idea for you idol worshipers.
      Chinese ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, To The Telegraph.
      Q: What do you think is the overall impression people outside of China think of Beijing now?

      A: There is a saying: “There are a thousand Hamlets in a thousand people’s eyes.” It would be more fitting to ask a foreigner this question. In my view, if anyone wants to know more about Beijing, he should go to see Beijing.

      Pollution was 300 times more than London, Folk were displaced; the main centers are still empty while London a veteran and the place for arts and entertainment is still smiling after having spent just £9 billion to the shock of Mick Romney and the OZ folk down under.

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        Chinkee

        I wonder why PreciDunce Bean is MIA :)

        Nevertheless your behavior is so Freudian , a text book case

        Would have even given you bit more consideration, had you not been such a brain dead nitwit :D

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          You may have been be counting your change to come on Leelas comment
          ha ha. SL monkey polygamist are general offshots like brian no brain Adios chicka puta y madre.

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          Chinkee

          only egotist crackpot would hope for onset of Ealam war and that cap fits you perfectly

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          big balls go back under the rock you come from before it starts.

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      Leela, Eelam does not seem to be a pipe dream now. It was when Prabakaran was alive and doing all mad things. Now the world is realizing that Sinhala people are not willing to give anything to Tamils voluntarily. At present the world is still giving a chance for the Sinhalese to reform, but their patience may run out. Rajapakse is digging his own grave as well as that of Sinhalese, just as much as Prabakaran dug his own grave and that of the Tamils. I was born in Colombo educated at Royal College, and lived among the Sinhalese for 44 years before emigrating. I will tell you that my Sinhala class mates, work colleagues and neighbours want me only for socializing and not to demand equal rights. They were not concerned about my getting discriminated in education and employment or being a subject of racist abuses or violence. Whether you like it or not Eelam is the logical conclusion to ethnic problem in Srilanka which will bring permanent peace like Bangladesh, Cyprus, East Timor, Bosnia, Kosovo or South Sudan. Sinhala racists in Srilanka will never agree for a fair settlement or even if a settlement is imposed within a united Srilanka from outside, they will not honour it. This is sad but true.

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        RAJA

        You can have your Eelam but not in my backyard.

        Sinhala/Buddhists can have their one nation but not in my backyard.

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          Certainly not in your backyard. Veddhas lived in central and south-eastern parts only – presently around Mahiyangana, South Polonnaruwa, Bibile, Monaragala, Amparai, Buttala, Kataragama etc. Veddhas were two tribes people in central areas who were hunters who have been largely assimilated into sinhala race and people in south-eastern plains essentially farmers planting kurakkan etc, who worshiped Skanda or Murugan who have been assimilated into Tamil race. There was a civilised tribe called Nagas occupying Northern, North-western and North-eastern areas who have now become Tamils,and a nomadic tribe called Yakkas who occupied north-western, north-central and western areas who have now become Sinhalese. There are archaeological artifacts discovered in areas occupied by Nagas which are similar to those found in South India. It is the intellectual dishonesty of the Sinhala controlled archaeological department in Srilanka which is covering up the truth about ancient civilisation of Srilanka.

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        Is this at all realistic in next 100 years ?

        Asking a separate country in a small country like ours- why not you try it in India where over 60 Mio of tamils ve been living for the ages. And the other crucial question is- if you feel that Ealam should be the ONLY solution – why dont the Indians consider it for their tamils in that huge subcontinent?.

        In the same manner, all other tamil folks scattered on the globe will need to come with – their dream – Ealma where they have been.. (SOUTH AFRICA, MALAYSIA, CANADA, NORWAY AND SMALL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES).

        There are over a half millions of tamils living in Europe and scandinavian countries – you may also ask them to agree with you – for an Ealam in Norway then ?

        Or in Canada why not you tamil refugees demand Ealam in that huge countries where unpopulated lands in excess ?

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          Please talk some sense. this just show’s your illiteracy

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          Ravirathnam

          Ravirathnam

          As usual you are asking a typical stupid Sinhala/Buddhists question:

          “Is this at all realistic in next 100 years ? Asking a separate country in a small country like ours”

          Size does not matter. For your information I am listing below the 17 smallest country on earth. If they could survive why not another country.

          1. Vatican City – 0.2 square miles – population of 770
          2. Monaco – 0.7 square miles – – population 32,000.
          3. Nauru – 8.5 square miles – population 13,000.
          4. Tuvalu – 9 square miles – – population 12,000.
          5. San Marino – 24 square miles – population 29,000
          6. Liechtenstein – 62 square miles – population 34,000
          7. Marshall Islands – 70 square miles – population 58,000
          8. Saint Kitts and Nevis – 104 square miles population 39,000
          9. Seychelles – 107 square miles – population 81,000
          10. Maldives – 115 square miles – population 340,000
          11. Malta – 122 square miles – population is 400,000.
          12. Grenada – 133 square miles – population 90,000
          13. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 150 square miles
          population 117,000
          14. Barbados – 166 square miles population 280,000
          15. Antigua and Barbuda – 171 square miles – population 69,000
          16. Andorra – 180 square miles population 70,000 people,.
          17. Palau – 191 square miles – population is about 20,000

          However, as I stated in my numerous comments before the country does not belongs to Tamils nor Sinhalese. In fact these two people are the descendants of Kallathonies.

          The country once belonged to my ancestors.

          It is time stupid Sinhalese and stupid Tamils left. The island will remain ours forever.

          Whether Tamils want their Eelam in Tmilnadu, Baluchistan, South Africa, Europe or USA is a matter for them to decide but not in my ancestral island. Sinhalese can build their Aryan Sinhapura one nation under one leader in Lala land.

          Just as the Tamils don’t have historical claim over my land their brothers Sinhalese too do not have rights over the island.
          It is not a question of who can have their nation in my island it is about how soon both stupid people can leave?

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        Raja, eelam was,is and always will be a pie-in-the sky dream of people like you. Why should the Sinhala people give anything to Tamil people or vice versa? All Sri lankans have the same rights if you are a Sri lankan irrespective of ethnicity. Rajapakse ensured the end of the mad dog Prabhakaran and the terrorist vermin. Sinhala people do not discriminate that is why we entertained ungrateful Eelamists like you in our midst. Unlike you there are Sri lankan Tamils who have achieved greatness and our proud Sri lankans. True Sri lankans Sinhala, tamil Muslim and others will never allow our unitary sovereign country to be divided. We Sri lankans will honour this pledge to our motherland even if we have vanquish the remaining Eelamists like you.

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        RAJA
        You might get your Tamil-Elam (but not Elam as Elam is the tamil term for the land of the Sinhalas)for a short period, as you now have enough money to bribe corrupt foreign and local politicins, journalists and NGOs. But the SriLankans will bounce back and regain their country, as history shows how they evicted the invaders from South India and Europe. Yes justice will prevail in the longer run and Sri Lanka has no space for more than one nation, made up of many ethnic groups.

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        Dear Raja, You proved it again! The only good tamil is either the dead or the one in the photo! Invidually they may be tolerable though collectively they are worse than even the Tipcuts! But remeber to please inform the diaspora that as long as they do not meddle with roadside water taps here everything will be fine.

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        Raja,
        Just a matter of interest; tell us, exactly what ‘equal right’ have you demanded from your class mates of Royal College that they refused. Tell us exactly what discrimination you faced in education at Royal Collage. And exactly, what ‘equal right’ that you expected but your Colombo neighbors had’t offered to you? I am eagerly waiting for your answer.

        Remember, during your 44 years you said your were living in Colombo we had more than 300 human bomb blasts in Colombo for 30 years. Our buses, trains and public places were blasted by male and female Tamil human bombs killing and maiming thousands of sick, old and the young.

        Those human bombs were all Tamil and lived in Tamil areas of Colombo and among Tamil people like you.

        If that is so, can you blame the security forces for checking Tamils more intensely than others at roadside police blocks and in other places. Being a Tamil, I an sure your house must have been searched again and again. You may also have been asked to register at police stations. You may also had to face numerous other inconveniences.

        If that the discrimination you are complaining, well. I am afraid I cannot say sorry for that.

        For one thing, there are no road blocks or selected house searches. Do you know that Tamils are the majority in Colombo. And there are more Tamils in the south among Sinhalas than all the Tamils in the North and East put together.

        So you will not get your Eelam or bantu land. Sorry.
        Leela

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          When I was a kid living in Colombo 7 there was nothing called tamil or singalese just aunty and uncle and I spoke all languages went to all religious places with curiousity. We hopped in anywhere so why all this bombs etc Leelooo

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          Leela,

          this is one of the good comments you have ever added to this forum.

          Yes, that is how many of them interpret it as “DISCRIMINATION”. See, just because you are a foreigner, how many additional times you ve been asked to show them your ID when travelling through Europe. It is just because you re not from here. But in a situation where security was the most attentive problem – so everyone should provide their support in such security checks. They should feel normal – security personnels do their job in that way- only to protect them.

          I remember this we had at Universites towards late 80ties in SL. At the time we had been undergone to ragging at Peradeniya, we as sinhalese – there were also some tamils batchas from Colombo among us. They felt as the seniors wanted to give them harder punishments than we the sinhalese went through. But we did not see in that way. All the ragging events were equal to everyone.

          Like sometimes black people travelling through Europe feel very discrminating when the authorities – for some reasons want to check their identies-.. they always feel ” it is just because that we are black”. But it is the duty of those controllers to continue in that way, they are bound to do so by their laws. Sure, there could be single cases, that some racial security officiers coudl react beyond average. Those are just single cases. From that if one would generalize – naming it as racial based discrimination.. that is totally wrong.

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          What evidence do you have? 300 bombs in colombo? Ask your army intelligence unit how many they planted and blamed on the Tamils. you crazy women verify before you write.

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          Leela, I received racial abuse both in school as well as outside, but could only suffer in silence. I was in Royal for 14 years and there was no Tamil head prefect during that time. It is 64 years after Independence and there has not been a single Tamil Principal at Royal despite St. Thomas’ having three wardens : Selvaratnam, Anandanayagam and David Ponniah.
          I am living in a foreign country for the last 22 years. Here the government treats both Sinhalese and Tamils equally. No Sinhalese can attack or kill Tamils or damage or destroy his property without being punished. I have witnessed three riots in Colombo in 1958, 1977 and 1983. None of the Sinhala perpetrators were brought to book or none of Tamil victims have been compensated by the government.In this country Sinhala racists are living like dogs with their tails tucked between their legs. They dare do any harm to Tamils verbally or physically as they will be taken care of by the law. Recently I heard in my country that a Sinhala man called a Tamil “Sakkiliya”, for which he had to serve a jail sentence. A former Srilankan ambassador was jailed for sex offence. A leading Buddhist priest was sent to jail for child abuse. Are these possible in Srilanka, where there is no justice.

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    The citizen-voters of Sri Lanka used their long standing experience with democractic elections and the multiparty system to select and elect a leadership capable of winning Eelam War 4, and drove it forward until victory.

    If Eelam War 5 is imminent or ongoing, the same citizen-voters will use the same method to change either policy or administration so that victory is won.

    While they may not stay with the status quo, they will not choose appeasers either.

    Eelam war 5 will be won by the Sri Lankan people, through their state, however long it takes, just as Eelam war 4 eventually was.

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      Dayan:
      Well they tried the cheap Irish Stout and failed thanks to world opinion and support.
      They wanted the Scottish class whisky of referendum and had it on their own (Vaddukodai) but you and the gang rejected the civilized way.

      There is always at least one solution to the problem.
      Therefore the analyst is prophesying. What has to happen has to happen-Peter Principal

      Nothing is permanent- Gautama.

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      War by definition is when both sides have equal chances of winning..Sinhala extremist like Dayan would love to call it war to hide their genocidial intentions, but just looking at the theatre of war there was no chance of equal winning…Also the begging that Ambassdors like Dayan and Lakshman Kadirgamar did pay off..But now the situation has changed..

      Beggers should have remained as beggers…Beggers cannot be choosers,this is same to tamils as well..

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        Jegath,
        Never in the field of human conflict have the losers whined so pitifully about losing a war they started, with grandiose predictions of victory. And now you even complain that ‘it’s unfair’.

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          Mango that was an excellent analysis of the factual state of play. I hope Sinhala elite wake up to this reality or be doomed.

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      Dayan Eelam war was lost because of Prabakaran who fought a selfish and foolish war without listening to good advice and promoting yes men. If Prabakaran did as mandated by the people he would have won.
      Tamil people never asked him to do the following :
      1. Take money from MG Ramachandran and attack Karunanithy
      2. Take money from Premadasa and attack IPKF
      3. Take money from a foreign intelligence agency and kill Rajiv Gandhi
      4. Take money from Rajapakse and prevent Tamil people voting in 2005
      In 1987 I was working in Jaffna holding a key position and the educated people in Jaffna, told Prabakaran to accept Indo-Lanka accord and take charge of the North and East and lay the foundation for a future push for Independence. Instead of putting Srilanka against India and obtaining benefits, by fighting IPKF he put Srilanka and India together leading to the down fall.
      International community has a prescribed solution for the Tamils in Srilanka which is an autonomous region of Tamil areas within a united Srilanka, something similar to Kosovo. Prabaharan was not willing for that and tried to sabotage it by getting Rajapakse elected.Since 2002 January, the international community gave carrots to LTTE to reform and go for a negotiated settlement. It took them six years to give the go ahead for Rajapkse to finish off LTTE. Rajapkse promised international community that if LTTE is eliminated he will give the Tamils autonomy. They believed him and put pressure on LTTE, with India intercepting arms shipment and USA/Europe arresting LTTE persons thereby preventing fund raising. Without this Rajapakse could never have won.
      Now the table has turned on Rajapakse for going against his word and trying to court rogue states like China, Russia, Iran, Cuba etc. Still the international community is giving him carrots hoping that he will comply. He may get more time than Prabakaran to fall in line, but after a reasonable time if he fails to grant Tamils proper autonomy, he and his hangers on, will receive the same fate as Prabakaran and his team. You will not realize that already an indirect covert economic embargo is in place against Srilanka and it will accelerate in the future.
      After the elimination of LTTE, Sinhala racists think that Tamils have become weak and nothing need to be given to them. In fact now the Tamils are on a high moral ground as helpless people being persecuted and terrorized by Sinhala controlled state. In Tamil there is a saying that “thikattavarku theivame thunai” meaning God helps the helpless.So do not be cocky of a Sinhala victory in the future, especially when War crimes committed against Tamils are being brought to light.

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        Brilliant, hope sinhala inellients understand.

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        @ Raja,
        You make an interesting claim: “If Prabakaran did as mandated by the people..”

        Is there any evidence that Fatty took any notice of what the ‘people’ thought or wanted? Did he hold a referendum before starting Eelam War 4?

        Did he get the ‘people’s’ mandate before deciding to murder Rajiv Gandhi and thus earn India’s undying enmity?

        Did Fatty organise opinion polls to determine what the ‘people’ wanted? Were any elections held to legitimise the LTTE’s rule in the Vanni?

        We all know the truth which is that he decided what was good for the people in the areas under his control. And if the ‘people’ didn’t like it, there were plenty of lampposts for them to be hung on.

        That’s what happens when you outsource the legitimate struggle for Tamil equality to a megalomanic.

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          Mango – I am sorry that you cannot understand English after all being educated in Swabasha. All your questions have been answered by me in that passage.

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        Raja, pity that you were not consulted by your Sun God Prabha to adopt your policies and tactics! For 20 to 30 years you and other Eelam supporting Tamils were guilty of war crimes. Is it only when the blood of bloodthirsty Tamil terrorist goons are spilled that war crime are committed? What was the international community doing during those years? Playing the fiddle while Sri lanka was burning and the blood of Sri Lankans were soaking the soil of our motherland!

        Tamils who begged asylum and accepted foreign citizenship like you should mind their own business and should not concern yourself on Sri Lankan issues.

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          lanka

          “What was the international community doing during those years?”

          IC was maintaining the balance power between LTTE and the Sinhala/Buddhist/Racist state.

          You say:

          “Tamils who begged asylum and accepted foreign citizenship like you should mind their own business and should not concern yourself on Sri Lankan issues.”

          Please read

          OVER the years, Australia has given sanctuary to thousands of Sri Lankans fleeing a vicious civil war, but most arriving in the past six months have openly admitted to immigration officials that they come seeking work.
          Of more than 12,000 asylum-seekers who have come to Australia by boat in the past six months, about 4000 have come from Sri Lanka.
          Most of them are young men and appear to have accepted people-smugglers’ assurances that they will find work in Australia.
          A high proportion of those coming to Australia by boat from Sri Lanka now were Sinhalese.
          Many are fishermen and the vast majority do not claim to be anything but economic refugees.

          http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/immigration/sinhalese-coming-in-search-of-work/story-fn9hm1gu-1226522329097

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        Raja why the hell are you down grading your own nationality? Tamils them selves think they are not equal to Singhales. This the problem. Also they think they have to be separated. Because they are not Sri Lankans. ( True..They are indians who came to work as plantation workers.) So my question is why dont you go back to where you came from, and ask a mother land from india? You got 60 mn to back you up.

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          This fellow Helaya sounds an illitrate (never read anything) and a total ignorant (does not know anything about his own country and its people).

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        Raja sorry i gave the credit wrongly to Mango. that was an excellent analysis of the factual state of play. I hope Sinhala elite wake up to this reality or be doomed.

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          If that’s what you call “excellent analysis of the factual state of play”, the self-delusion amongst the pro-Eelam crowd is worse than I thought. Still no acknowledgement of VP’s series of disasters.

          Lots of Facebook Eelamists also agree with you: http://tinyurl.com/bvpmf4h

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      Dayan like you a case of curiosity were those assassins from north, south or east? Well within the EU law to inquire. Naughty boy you.

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      Is this the same guy who acted Naked Prey at Borella? If so, Jump puppy jump puppy jump puppy jump! If you jump plenty puppy you wouldn’t be so dumb, so jump puppy jump puppy jump puppy jump!

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      Dr Dayan
      Nobody has ever achieved freedom by struggling for 30 years or 60 years. It has to a step by step affair and takes hundreds of years. From 1948 to 1976 the Tamils lead by SJV Chelva struggled peacefully which ended with an outcome/achievement known as the VADDUKODDAI RESOLUTION (Tamil Eelam freedom struggle 1). V. Prabakaran took over from there and started the armed struggle which ended in 2009 with another outcome/achievement, handing the problem over to the International community (Tamil Eelam freedom struggle 2). From 2009 the Tamil diaspora has taken it over from where Prabakaran stopped to fight for the freedom of Tamils in SL internationally (Tamil Eelam freedom struggle 3). What started in 1948 domestically is progressing well today internationally. It is step by step in different forms but in the right direction.

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        Suresh Kumar says:

        “Nobody has ever achieved freedom by struggling for 30 years or 60 years”.

        It may be true. However Approximately 50 years after the death of General César Augusto Sandino, Nicaragua was liberated by his followers, the FSLN.

        The issue here is not when the Tamils would have their own little racists Eelam but whether Tamils want their democratic rights restored.

        You say:

        “V. Prabakaran took over from there and started the armed struggle which ended in 2009 with another outcome/achievement, handing the problem over to the International community (Tamil Eelam freedom struggle 2).”

        If he indeed wanted to hand the problem over to IC, he should have done it in 1972-74 rather than killing so many people, taking bribe and working for India, Premadasa, Mahinda, and all sundry.

        You say:

        “SJV Chelva struggled peacefully which ended with an outcome/achievement known as the VADDUKODDAI RESOLUTION (Tamil Eelam freedom struggle 1)”

        The Vattukkottai Tamil Eelam was dead on arrival in 1976.

        Democracy and Tamils don’t mix.
        Democracy and Sinhalese don’t mix.

        You say:

        “What started in 1948 domestically is progressing well today internationally. It is step by step in different forms but in the right direction.”

        The IC will eat you for breakfast, lunch, supper and dinner, slice by slice. Already IC has exhausted 90% of Tamil Diaspora’s energy, resources and time.

        As a stupid people you have 0% chances of liberating yourself leave alone a nation.

        It is too crowded with three people in the island. So please go back to your mother country India. When you go take your Sinhala brethren with you.

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          Native Vedaa

          It was all that hardships, riots, and violence against the peaceful struggle by the Tamils (Tamil Eelam struggle phase 1) that gave rise to the VADDUKODDAI RESOLUTION. Similarly, it was all those killings that took place during the 30 year war, specially the human rights violation and genocide in 2009 (Tamil Eelam struggle phase 2) that gave rise to the International interference in SL. Now the Tamil Eelam struggle phase 3 is in the hands of the Tamil diaspora. How they influence/lobby the IC (including the UN) to act in our favor and pressurize the SL government is for us to see. Right now it is progressing in the right direction. Let us see how the Tamil Eelam struggle phase 3 ends.

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      Dear Dayan,

      We may have to start a new nomenclature to describe our future wars. The Eelam series have probably ended in the form we knew. The impeachment war against the CJ should be called SL war 1 . If what is being revealed now is true , the president also has to be impeached. This will be SL war 2 . Thereafter, the joker MPs have to be expelled from parliament. This will be SL War 3. The pro- tiger elements will make use of the circumstances above to further destabilise Sri Lanka, against which we have to take measures. This will be called SL war 4. As all these will be taking place simultaneously on all fronts, we may have to wage a mother of all wars against foreign conspiracies, that have been subsequently identified as the cause for SL wars 1-4 . This will be SL war 5. I am sure many more wars will emerge in quick succession . We are in for very interesting and tragic times!

      Dr.. Rajasingham Narendran

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    Why doesn’t this so called political analyst give his name first,without vomiting all this crap.There is no need for any violence by the tamils anymore.The violent struggle earlier has highlighted all the tamils problems to the rest of the world.Now it is upto the world leaders to make a decision,if there is no political solution due to the intransigence of the sinhalese whether a East Timor type of solution is the only way to solve this ethnic problem permanently.their decision will depend on their own self interest that come first and tamil interest that come second.So they will weigh up both and see which is more.If by trying to solve the problems of the tamils their self interest is getting affected it will be like a red light flashing and they won’t proceed further on the east timor path,but if their self interests coincide with the tamils interests then they will proceed.The danger for the sinhalese is that a anti devolution government that alienates the tamils will result in a disunited population and history has shown what happens when people are disunited.Our own Kotte kingdom handed itself on a platter to the portuguese by asking for protection from Mayadunne. Ultimately it got swallowed up by the so called ‘protecters’ and then the colonial rule for 300 years befell us making us practically slaves in our own land.World history has also shown so many kingdoms lost because someone from within went and opened the gates to the fort.Our own keppetipola was instrumental in the downfall of the kandyan kingdom by showing all the routes to it for the british.

    Will the tamils become a Keppetipola because the sinhalese did not treat them well?If they indeed do then the sinhalese can blame the Rajapakshe’s for it because they have missed a golden opportunity for reconciliation with their vaccillation.

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    The modus operandi for Eelam V become quite apparent soon after the last war ended. It has taken shape although there are not many takers among the Tamils yet. The government in its euphoria on winning the last war played into the hands of these Diaspora elements, with many of its short sighted political decisions. The goose , is far from cooked yet and yet there is time for the government to pursue wiser a course on the political front. Machiavellian attempts are being made to plant a poison tree. If this seed takes root, it will usher a new phase of trouble in Sri Lanka , which the government will be ill equipped to deal. This is already becoming apparent in the manner in which the government is dealing with many issues. I have been waving the red flag since 2009, but there have been no takers.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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    Who is this political joker. Since you have no name I give you a Name: “A political joker.” Tamil jokers are so good making jokes!!! I like you people because you people are born losers and never learn a thing from the past. Keep dreaming until you lose stinky Nadu as well. It is time to annex STINKY NADU to Sri Lanka and improve sanitary conditions.

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      Kaputa,

      When you fellows criticize others you pretend to have (conveniently) forgotten from where you come from, a syndrome known as selective amnesia.

      When you get down from Airport and as you enter Colombo (Paliyagoda Bridge) that area is full of stinking shanties. Is not this place the one and only one metropolitan city in Sri Lanka known as Colombo?

      If you go to places like Dematagoda, Wanathamulla, Maradana, Slave Island, Panchikawatte, Pamankade, Grandpass and so many other places in this one and only one metropolitan city in Sri Lanka known as Colombo you find plenty of shanties with stinking canals.

      This one and only one metropolitan city in Sri Lanka known as Colombo is full of dirty stinking places, polluted canals, shanties, and full of beggars, pickpockets, prostitutes, pimps, drug addicts, and what not. Colombo is FULL of beggars and there is hardly any public toilet in the city?

      When you fellows criticize India, you pretend to have forgotten that your women wear Indian Saris, most of the vehicles running in Sri Lanka are from India, most of the drugs sold in pharmacies in Sri Lanka are from India, and most of all the man you worship (Buddha, you find a stature at every nook and corner) is also from India.

      The only flourishing business/trade in Sri Lanka is slave trade, exporting women (90% Sinhalese) to Mid-East, Singapore, Maldives, etc for a monthly salary of U$ 100 only, as house maids, nannies and cleaners. The Sinhalese women are known as the best cleaners in the Mid-East. The Arabs have employed them in Airports and Hospitals to clean toilets used by multi-nationals from the entire world.

      The way India and specially Tamil Nadu is developing exponentially and turning into an economic boom, I am sure very soon India/Tamil Nadu will start recruiting Sinhala women as House maids and cleaners and pay a better salary than the Arabs. We may need the Sinhala women to clean up the so called “STINKY NADU”. Don’t you think it is better for your Sinhala women to work as cleaners in Buddha’s land for a better wage than in Arab land?

      So Kaputa, very soon you Sinhalese may have to forget Arab lands and send your Wife, sisters, daughters, aunties, mothers and grandmothers to your neighboring Buddha’s land (the so called “STINKY NADU”) as cleaners for a better wage.

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        Kaputa,
        Can you tell us more about your fellow citizens, the ‘Dalits’ (“untouchables”, right?) in Tamil Nadu?

        According to this amazing video they have the best jobs in your state, earn fantastic wages, are appreciated by all other castes are seen as worthy of emulation. Can you become a Dalit (like converting to a different religion?) or do you have to be lucky enough to be born as a ‘Dalit’?

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVPqgeWPTww

        Is it really true that “Angered by a man committing suicide over his daughter marrying a Dalit boy, a mob torched 285 huts in three Dalit colonies in the district, but there were no casualties as all the people had fled to neighbouring areas, police said.” I refuse to believe that such things can happen in Tamil Nadu. It was probably an undercover operation by Sri Lankan intelligence operatives.
        http://tinyurl.com/bwg2gkc

        Truly, Tamil Nadu sounds like a very socially advanced state and nothing at all like dirty, stinking, unsophisticated Colombo.
        p.s. how’s your selective amnesia?

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        Nadu Tamil:

        Don’t degrade those poor women.The demogogic nature of the lazy men is the cause of their suffering.
        They are natural multitaskers caring for a family and working to make ends meet which you cannot and will not do you. The undervalued dollar is hitting the Sri Lankan women and her family in the belly.
        Before Spain joined the EU most of its women fled from communism and later Franco to the north of Europe, and North America to work as cleaners because they did not know the language and were the best cleaners now they are back home and enjoying a good pension. Mulagathanni, can never afford them and you aren’t even worth to touch their feet.

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        Hey Nadu boy, by the time your Nadu reaches thelevel of the early 20th century civility, standards of sanitation, treating women and fellow humans equally, Sri Lanka would be hundred years ahead. But do not come to Colombo as bogus tourists and sell cloths and work in SL rice fields. Man, you Indians are making me sick when BBC reported (16th March 2012) that “lack of toilets a cultural problem in India” [Edited out]

        Part of this comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy
        http://colombotelegraph.com/comments-policy/

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          Dear Kaputa boy,

          While India including the so called “STINKY NADU” is moving forward at an exponential rate, SL is moving backwards at the same rate. Your women employed in the Arab world has proved to the entire world that they the cheapest and the best sanitary cleaners found today in the entire world.

          So my dear Kaputa boy, send your Wife, sisters, daughters, aunties, mothers and grandmothers to us (Buddha’s land, the so called “STINKY NADU”) as sanitary cleaners and we will treat them better than the Arabs with a better wage.

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        Sorry if I make you anger again. But I saw a man with a decent dress do shit on the rail track when I was travelling in train from Chengalpet to Chennai Central. And just as some of your travellers I too tried to cross the rail track by foot in a railway station which I can not remember the name. It truely stinked. In Sri Lanka we don’t get even dog shit that much in railway tracks. And it was a real wonder to cross that ‘beautiful’ river when you travel to Spencer Plaza. I don’t know how you maintain that river to smell that ‘sweet’. And I did not travel along edges and corners of pavements in India after I found out shit in Chennai as well as Secunderabad (Near Post Office) street corners. And it was a urine river flowing outside Secunderabad railway station. No body cared when anyone urinate in every street corner in Chennai. Infact I have been to Chennai, Hyderabad-Secunderabad, Bombey, Chandigarh, Pune, Delhi, Jodhpur, Gwahati etc etc. I truly endorse you.. your country is a heaven!!!! Hikz.. but some one said Toilet Nadu too.

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        @Nadu Tamil,
        Can you please use your massive intellect and educate us about the Dalit situation in your fragrant State?

        [my previous comment/question was meant for you and NOT Kaputa – apologies]

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    PA,
    Are you crazy? Have you forgotten the Total Destruction/Carnage of Innocent Lives of all communities in Sri Lanka during your previous Eelam I – IV.
    Wherever you are now, Be Thankful for the Small Mercies (Haven, etc., etc.,) you have, because there are so many who are not as fortunate as you.
    Continue to enjoy living in your ‘Dream World’, which is definitely satisfying for a craved and vindictive mind.

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    Yes, for once I agree with Leela.

    But unlike her, I find the Eelamists and the MR lovers both equally abhorrent.

    The writer of this article should b termed ‘Eelamist Activist’ instead of ‘Political Activist’!

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    Leela,
    Soon.
    Are you blind to the slow self destruction of the Rajapakse Regime
    which seeks to punish civilians who demand return to their homes,land grabs by state & non-state actors,persecution of judiciary who strike down despotic laws,the money laundering & corruption exposed,the ongoing human right violations,the wastage of peoples’ wealth to support megalomania,the militarisation of the state,the completely unfair and flawed elections,the nepotism of unfit family members in public service,the PSC of MPs who dare not declare assets,the murderous law enforcement,the disappearances, abductions,dead bodies,stifling of dissent,the murders by STF & army,the grandiose life styles of lackeys of the regime,the murders by politicians which take months of ‘investigations’,remanding of innocents without their side being heard,the 65,000 court cases on which the lawyers & judiciary thrive,the low status of the nation in international fora etc.,etc.The ‘roadmap’ is drawn by the regime itself.Lankans abroad are sad,though their future is not much affected.

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      I agree that there is a truth in some of the things you have written. But since you mix it with Eelamists ploys, tricks and shams, majority in this country will refuse to swallow your salad.
      Leela

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        Even a soup is eaten not swallowed
        Leelo whats up with your Dentures try an implant with rajaporkastian income.

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    Dayan,

    You risk your intellectual credibility in the questionable comments in the 1st para of your observations. The result of that Election is sullied in multiple ways – the most shocking with another underhand deal with LTTE sources, a repeat of the earlier performance although in the 2nd the prima donna (male of the species in this case)despatched to the better place by then. Witnesses – Emil Kanthan, KP, Sarath Fonseka, the Elections Dept and a thousand more.

    Senguttuvan

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    Senguttuvan,
    You are correct.
    Sri Lanka has never had a fully free and fair election,though this is the norm in many democracies.Sri Lanka also doies not want a fully independent and powerful Election Commission – like in India.

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    This Land needs True leader like King Martin Luther and direct all people as one Nation. Some Sinhala, Tamil and Muslims are trying to sell their own nation for their personal achievement. Why can’t be Sri lankan and show our strength to the world as a Country. Today Barak Obama is President in US and he is a Black, Nigas didnt have right to enter the White man’s resturant. But King Martin Luther never ever cried for Nigas. He wanted all People to be one nation as American. That is the leadership. His Dream became true. It’s Obama.
    Why do you put the barriers to Nadarja’s Son or Mohomad’s son to be President in Sri Lanka?
    MR and his family wont be able to rule the country everyday.

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      There is no barrier what so ever for Nadarjas or their Sons and daughters and sons of Mohomads’ to be the Prime Minister or President of Sri Lanka. Just follow footsteps of Obama properly. That Tamil gentleman Kadiragamar would have made to it had he not being killed by Pirapakaran.
      Leela

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        Leela, I love you so much look like your brain fucked up, i beleive. Kadirgamar killed by rajapakse thugs helped by LTTE morons.

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          Dr.Rajasingham,please look at the following in the article

          [However, the greatest threat to these sources come not from pressures exerted by countries, including the use of oil sanctions against Iran, seeking to bring about regime change but by irregular warfare waged by Tamil militants; who will not seek to control vast swathes of land but attack Sri Lanka’s vulnerable economic weak points. It will involve the use of unconventional tactics to sap investor confidence, disrupt supply chains used to export to Sri Lanka’s largest markets and curtail tourism through severe adverse travel warnings. Such attacks will also seek to once again exploit Tamil civilians by drawing harsh reprisals from the regime’s military establishment, which has shown no inclination whatsoever to abide by the rules of war.]

          I also thought like you when reading the first few paragraphs,but realised later that the writer was having a bullet, clothed with a ballot.Look at the words irregular warfare waged by Tamil militants.Irregular warfare means guerilla warfare and the writer is saying we will go back to how the Tamil militants started the war before they converted to a conventional warfare. So Eelam war 1 all over again.Look at the word ‘militant’.For economic acts of sabotage you don’t need to use the word Tamil militant’.We all know what that word means in our context.Even Douglas Devananda is referred to as a former Tamil militant because he took up arms one time before changing to the democratic path to win the rights of Tamils.

          Also look at the words ‘attack srilanka’s vulnerable economic weak points’ and also ‘disrupt supply chains used to disrupt exports’.What else does this mean other than attacking power stations,tea factories,banks and poisoning water reservoirs.This is confirmed by the next line ‘such attacks will result in harsh reprisals from the military on Tamil civilians’. Now why would the military attack Tamil civilians if the attacks on the economic targets were done by Tamil militants in a non violent manner?

          The writer puts us to sleep in the first few para’s making out everything will be non violent attacks,but from the latter para I have given,you can see the real meaning is non violent as well as violent attacks,albeit as he describes as low intensity which means guerilla type of warfare.Here we go again back to 70’s but this time with a difference, guerilla warfare in the south only leaving the vast armed forces in the north and east untouched, and economic warfare internationally.

          Ps.I’am also intrigued by your name.In sinhala, singha means lion.Our early kings and nobles changed their names to Singha to show the people that they are of lion ancestry.Tikiri Bandara went one step further and changed his name to Rajasingha,meaning king of lions.Your’s is just added with an ‘m’,so is it not possible in your ancestry there was a sinhalese of aristocratic lineage who changed his name to tamil one, Rajasingham with just the addition of ‘m’.Forgive me,I don’t want to insult you,but in the west tracing one’s roots have become big business,and some are thrilled when they find they are descendants of royalty,while others are not so thrilled when finding out that they are descendants of criminals and bigamists. why don’t you make a forage into the past and see how you got that name.

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        Leela says

        Stupid things all the time:

        “There is no barrier what so ever for Nadarjas or their Sons and daughters and sons of Mohomads’ to be the Prime Minister or President of Sri Lanka”

        I agree.

        But you are the obstacle.

        Highly praised Kathirgamar was denied the office of Primiermip by the very SLFP which is ruling the country now.

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          Leela has proved it not once several dozens of time SOFAR that she s been suffering from an undefined syndrome that she can NOT see beyond the war victory – according to her made possible SOLELY because of MR^s foresight. But paradoxially, same foresighted leader seems to be failing work with the prevailing RULE OF THE LAW in the country- is the question to everyone but not to her ilk of people.

          She is like a PERSON who has been blind folded but s been living in SL. She is not answering ANY RAISED questions that remain unanswered by so called MR appologists today. She is just fallen in love with MR and clans and no other reasons I CANT see her to drop inconsistent views about any issues in this forum.

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        Leela, what is not known today will come to light soon. It is not like as it is seen – The ruling thugs are merciless ill fated uneducated rascals. Your naivity seems to be not allowing you see beyond the defeat of the ltters in MR^s term. But any right thinking except you and your ilk can realize easily – as also considering the statement issued by MR cousins lately, MR is unpredictable. He has proved this to some extent but people of your ilk would take more time as the blind would take such – to grasph the SAD nature of them.

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      Can any body produce some Film in Sri Lanka? It must be Tamil president and he must be illustrate how he develope the country as a True Sri Lankan Leader and its means we don’t need saparatism. (I know that some racist doesn’t like it because they can’t sell and earn money if Sri lanka become such kind of good level.)

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    What this article alludes is not to an overt war with weapons and delivery systems, but a war to undermine Sri Lanka economically and harass it on the international front. We are seeing it unfold before our very eyes. I wish the writer identified himself. But what he says can only come from someone who is politically perceptive and understands the modus operandi of the likes of TGTE, GTF, BTF, etc. The Sri Lankan government is already under siege on the international scene, despite brave face it fronts. Hyenas barking and biting constantly at the heals of even an elephant can eventually bring it down. The aim in this instance is to bring down Sri Lanka! However, this misplaced and vindictive move will bring down the Tamils first before the others in this island. This is a new sequel in the sad story of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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      Dr.Rajasingham,I replied to this,but by my mistake it has landed about 3 comments above this ,so if you scroll upwards you will find it.

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        Shankar,

        Rajasingham is not a family name. It was my father’s name. His father named his sons with names that ended with ‘Singham’. My name is Narendran . The earliest ancestor (we know of) – great great grandfather- on the paternal side was a Murugesu. Many names among Tamil males end with Singham. There were no Sinhalese in my ancestry that I know of. Even if it was so, it would have made no difference. I am proud of my Tamil pedigree and my Sri Lankan identity. I have held onto my Sri Lankan nationality and live in Sri Lanka today,
        Sri Lanka had a pull -perhaps a fatal attraction- that no other country I had seen or lived in, had. Being a Tamil does not make me feel a lesser Sri Lankan. My pro-Sri Lanka stance also does not imply that I am a half, quarter, one eighth or one tenth Sinhalese, in a linguistic or cultural sense. It is also good to remember that the Tamils and Sinhalese share 60 percent of their genes. Having come to know many cultured Sinhalese from all walks of life, I am proud to be their Tamil cousin.
        Dr.Rajasingham Narendran.

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      kaputa says:

      “Man, you Indians are making me sick when BBC reported (16th March 2012) that “lack of toilets a cultural problem in India”

      India is building 50,000 houses in Sri Lanka. Why does India want to build these houses in Sri Lanka whereas it could build 3 million toilets in India?

      Do these houses contain toilets?

      Sri Lanka is so advanced hence India might consider toilets are unnecessary for these houses.

      As an advanced people, Sri Lankans do not need the use of toilets anymore.

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        You missed the bus mate!
        It is the chinese who gave the west the toilet among other things like the press. Therefore you are aware who is going to do that now. The only issue is will the british install the CCTV in the toilets as they have done to almost all britsh schools? Aiyo Amme he he

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          Wuliangguobinjiu

          Harappan were known to have used upstair toilets.

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    Who is this stupid political anal-yst?

    Tamils do not need anymore wars. The Tamils have to only watch what is happening right now, the repeated blunders that the Rajapakshe government is making and digging their own grave.

    The Rajapakshe government along with the Secretary General of UN had issued a joint statement on May 26, 2009 which read ‘President Rajapaksa expressed his firm resolve to proceed with the implementation of the 13th Amendment, as well as to begin a border dialogue with all parties, including the Tamil parties in the new circumstances, to further enhance this process and to bring about lasting peace and development in Sri Lanka’. Similarly the Rajapakshe government issued joint statement with India on May 17, 2011 about the devolution of power based on the 13th Amendment and to go even further to 13A plus. Similarly, it has also promised USA.

    Also, signing the Indo-Lanka pact and introducing the 13th Amendment to the SL constitution cost India a huge sum of money and thousands of lives (IPKF) including the life of a good Prime Minister. Now the Rajapakshe government wants to abandon the 13th Amendment denying the Tamils the promised devolution.

    Not only that, the Rajapakshe government is once again making overtures towards China.

    The Rajapakshe government is doing everything possible to antagonize India, UN and the West (including USA). The down fall of Rajapakshe government and the direct interference of India and the West with the blessings of UN is very near. The Tamils have to simply wait and watch the situation. There is no need for the Tamils to go for any kind of war anymore.

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      @ Ravi,
      Agree 100%. The modayas will drive to disaster in their tax-free Lamborghinis. VP’s most cunning move was to entrench MR’s hold on power :)

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      Ravi, Your proposed style bore us to death. Be a man!
      Leela

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      Ravi

      dreams die first -it’s a novel by Harold Robbins :D

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        Brian

        I think you should read more about “The Way the Cookie Crumbles”.

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        Now look who’s got the TWA syndrome! ;)

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    Dayan ,

    You are wrong as usual.

    The citizen voters of Sri Lanka used their long standing experience with democratic elections and the multi party system had selected and elected Ranil as President, only the boycott by LTTE distorted the result.

    You have to revise and propose some new hypothesis to justify the result and to predict the results of Eelam war 5.

    By the by what is your opinion or current stand on 13A or 13A Plus?

    Dayan be careful, Indiscretion will land you in a desert!

    When the UPFA is divided, it is better to be silent.

    Silent is Golden, It is better to be wise after the event!

    Should I tell you all these?

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    The government should impose a 15% reconstruction Tax on the people of Northern province. From every household in the northern province, the government must charge this tax. In addition, any Tamil who visits SL must pay SLR 100,000 tax. I think that’s a reasonable payment from our Tamil brothers and sisters living outside the country. They paid huge amount for Velu over the years. This is the least they could do for saving their kith and kin from murderous LTTE.

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      We will do that tell your sinhala brutal army to leave my land.
      WE will show you how to run stable and prosperous economy…

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    f the overseas LTTE elements declare war in the form of economic warfare against the Sri Lankan people (which includes its long-suffering Tamil population in the North & East), then GoSL has every right to pursue the expat LTTE by ‘by Any Means Necessary”, as Malcom X said.

    Israel has shown the way in how they (with the West’s tacit acknowledgement) assassinated Iranian, Iraqi and Egyptian scientists developing WMDs. If it’s good enough for the Israelis, it’s certainly an option for poor little Sri Lanka,

    If such a dirty war erupts, it’ll be interesting to see how the expat LTTE reacts, when facing the danger it advocated to others inside Sri Lanka, yet refused to face, itself.

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    Unfortunately, this critique is not a figment of my imagination or that of diaspora organisations. It is the reasoned analysis of those in the US State Department, the Ministry of External Affairs (South Block) and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office who have their ears to the ground!

    We all wish to avert war. However, that decision lies with the Rajapakses’.

    While organisations like the BTF, GTF, TGTE will harass the regime by keeping the Tamil rights issue simmering; they will not take up arms. Though, there are others who will!

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      @Political Activist,

      So Foggy Bottom and the South Block are still obsessed with SL, are they? Your critique isn’t totally without merit, but any overthrow of the current regime will require a degree of military force. Who are these ‘others’ who will take up arms, if the expat LTTE organisations confine themselves to non-military (nuisance) activities?

      Given the recent foreign policy disasters created by those geniuses in FCO and Dept of State, I wouldn’t trust them to organise a piss-up in a brewery, even against an incompetent Sri Lankan foreign ministry, which has squandered away all the gains in made in 2009.

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      P.A: I think your analysis is quite sensible considering the fact that most IDP’s were driven into the jungles to perish as a security net for the future and the west just ignoring it.

      This will be the case like the Jews being driven by the Romans to places like kerala and today they not only run Israel from London and New York but control UK and US.

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    An interesting piece. Folks like Dayan would have noted this already.

    No Srilankan leader or govt can offer a political solution to our domestic problem. President MR opined to the Indian delegation ” If we do so, we are finished “. Amen to that. The next best option is economic development and hope Tamil nationalism will be appeased. If history is our teacher, when people’s economic lot improves they demand political rights and the saga continues. Tamil Nationalism also has a willing Partner in Sinhala Nationalism. We still look at the mother land not as Srilankans first.

    From the Balkans, the IC knew how to squeeze both sides in the conflict. It squeezed the incorrigible LTTE out of the pic and have now its sight on the GOSL. It reminds the GOSl that it’s promises of political solution is waited upon. The GOSL helps it self by saying ” if we do so, we re finished “. Would the decision be made for the motherland by outsiders ? Perhaps all political parties will then be happy that they didn’t have to decide.

    Unconcious to us, the end of war iv, has led the Sinhala Majority view into a political corner, for now the majority must decide do we reach out for a political solution or will let parts of our country go, an autonomous region within Srilanka, an intentional protectorate.

    Did the death of VP, hurry up this eventuality ? We can only blame ourselves, Yes ?

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    I would like people to read this link I give below and understand how a disunited local population allowed a foreign power,namely the Portuguese to get a foothold into the island and then conquer its coastal regions.After that we all know how Dutch and the British built on that and we all lost in the end due to our infighting.It reminds me of how five or six lionesses attack a buffalo while the rest of the buffaloes just watch without coming to the aid of the poor one that is fighting for its life.

    Will history repeat again?This time it will be an insidious economic colonization,not the military one that we were under for 300 years.Will we learn from our past mistakes and unite under one banner as a Srilankan population just like what India has done weaving its thread of devolution, or will we repeat our past mistakes like modayas and allow foreigners to get a foothold into the country again.The decisions made now by our leaders will decide the fate of our future generations.Here is the link I give below

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Sitawaka

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    I have a fair idea who this Political Analyst is, having seen his antics elsewhere
    BTW the “Analysis” do not take to account one crucial factor.

    In fact the all the assumptions in this article hinges on that factor

    Guess ??????
    Remember what Col. Trautman told Sheriff Teasel ? :D

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    Economic sabotage as suggested by this so called “political activist” will hurt the Tamils and other communities more than the rulers. In the case of Zimbabwe and South Africa and even in the case of Burma economic sanctions did hurt the populations more than the rulers. In Zimbawe Robert Mugabe is still in power and in Burma the military junta is still in control. In the case of Burma, the Americans having realised that sanctions made the the Burmese rulers to get closer to China realized their folly and are now making amends by re-establishng ties with the Burmese military government. President Obama’s visit to Burma this week is a clear admission that economic sanctions and isolation of Burma did hurt America’s interests.

    In any case economic sanction is a crude weapon to win over rights of a minority. Another case where economic embargo and sanctions did not work was Cuba. The mighty Americans could not to this day isolate and punish Communist Cuba.

    Transnational Eelam government and other such bodies are wasting their time and energy in the fruitless pursuit of a lost cause. Tamil Eelam is a lost cause. It is a dead horse and you cannot revive it however much you flock it. The more the antics of these Diaspora Tamils the more harm it would be for the North East Tamils. These Eelamist bastards cannot be reformed.

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      The overseas LTTE didn’t give a damn about the well-being of Tamil civilians in the North & East. They wanted them to die in very large numbers. We know this thanks to Wikileaks.

      “Ambassador [Blake] briefed the minister on the results of the meeting Asst Sec Boucher had hosted with American (SL Tamil) Diaspora representatives. He explained that the Diaspora had rejected U.S. calls for them to urge the release of civilians.

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    If these political analyst wishes to bring down SL economy, he can get help from MR. Mahinda is so hell bent on destroying SL economy join with him

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    No need for Eelam War V. Sinhala-Buddhist genius will take the country forward. In 3000 years, the Lion Flag may well be flying on Mars and Venus. Sri Lanka is on a path to nowhere, and the average citizen in the South cannot comprehend the implications. Prabhakaran will still have the last laugh.

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    Here is what Lee Kuan Yew, probably the most successful politician in all of Asia, once said about Sri Lanka:

    One of the things we did which we knew would call for a big price was to switch from our own languages into English. We had Chinese, Malay, Indian schools — separate language medium schools. The British ran a small English school sector to produce clerks, storekeepers, teachers for the British. Had we chosen Chinese, which was our majority language, we would have perished, economically and politically.

    Riots — we’ve seen Sri Lanka, when they switched from English to Sinhala and disenfranchised the Tamils and so strife ever after. We chose — we didn’t say it was our national language — we said it was our working language, that everybody learns English whatever language medium school you go to. Which means nobody needs interpretation to read English.

    Simple things like having only English-medium schools go a long way. Sinhala is a village language. Even with a university degree, a young (rural) Sri Lanka will never be able to compete with his counterpart from Singapore, who has been speaking the Queen’s English for a lifetime. There are other benefits to being highly proficient in English – economic benefits, which I will not go into here. It’s things like this which will take the country forward, not fighting racist wars for Nazi monks.

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      English was only for them to maintain their dynasty while the rest remained ignorant it was made easy for them. They have all done it for themselves and even today the suddata gahanawa Weerawansa sends his prick to Eaton the best in the world costing £40k per year per person. The average wage of inner London folk works out to 45k and they can’t afford it. So where does he get the money for one and what rot are the folk listening to? Well when 90% of the population has an I.Q which is retained at below 70 anything is possible with the gun by the gun for the gun. Go luck we left long ago and still laugh to see the begging bowl.

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      Chola boys Talk so much about Sanskrit and Pali. Sanskrit is not in use by the public even though Dera Dun tries very hard after making it official.
      Tuaya; almaria, mesaya etc are Portuguese/Spanish words in common use even today. So where exactly did these southern idiots come from?

      As they say it’s not Bengal; Gujarat but may be Bihar the land of Babuas (same as Bedouins of Arabia) because they think and act like that as most of us who have seen would readily come to the conclusion. Vijaya was a bandit on the run one can easily see it on the rock carvings at New Delhi where the bandits roamed.

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    Many in the Sinhala side are beginning to think like reader Lester.
    As a regular visitor to Singapore I found taxi-drivers there could not speak a word of Englisn 1965-1985 (thereabouts) Since then, matters have changed very much. Even in Chennai/Madras most taxi-drivers can manage a bit of English whereas it was zero before.

    From about the late 1950s we produced Gradudates in Pali, Sanskrit and the like. Later on when I worked from the private sector with a famous Treasury Chief (1977-1994 2001-2004) he tried hard to solve the Graduate Unemployment problem and wanted the private sector to take many of them in. We found most of them were unemployable. Even those whonm we found placements quit and wanted to go back to their villages as teachers (and to enter the JVP type of politics) because they could not fit in even to basic English. In my casual studies of the diaspora in Britain and Canada, I found children of non-English speaking Tamils – born or raised in those countries from the
    late 1980s – are so fluent and competent in English qualifications they will easily fit in to the higher positions in Banks, the private sector etc in Sri Lanka. The answer to our employment ills – a sound English knowledge. It is encouraging President Rajapakses Govt has realised this. Never mind although his father and colleagues brought about the ruin (1956) the son is trying to set right. I might add some of the front line Int’l Schools in Cbo (from the mid-1980s) too have succeeded in producing excellent English speaking students. So the cause for the decline is all too obvious.

    Senguttuvan

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      rajiva wijesinha is a very clear babua name. They too have received oxford qualifications thanks to the politics they play. Even single moms or anyone within the poverty range because they are unemployed is eligible for free education at Oxford which is costlier than Harvard. 70’s SL became famous to the hippies once again the drug scene and the beach bums are being encouraged. See K Noble struggling to find a job in maths and ending up with a charity. Guardian publishes the income of charity chiefs every year or so and these run into ½ million doing nothing (go see how they live) So what exactly was her study in SL is the question? Now on completion of MA at JNU and a prize what is she up to? The Far Pavilions is an epic novel of British-Indian history by M. M. Kaye- he spent 25 years and did not understand India so what’s the lady doing? Dayan has purchased her over again.

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    A systematic division was imposed by the British, then the genuine freedom struggles hijacted by the Indian for their own interests for decades. The Sinhalese and Tamils have gone through lots of agony, pain and hatred for generations. Would those wounds ever heal? I have my doubts. On the other hand, I have seen the divisions among the Tamils, the battles among the tamil armed groups, the differences among the TNA, LTTE, TGTE, World Tamil Congress etc. Would the Tamils ever unite as one? If the tamils get Eelam, would they ever allow smart Tamils to rule or would they get help from the Indians to eliminate their own intellectuals as they did in the past? I am not sure whether the Tamils are ready to have their own country. What is the point in getting independence for sake of getting one. After all Sri Lanka got independence in 1948, were they had the ability to govern the country? Absalutly not, even after sixty five years they still have no idea how to govern the country.

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    A systematic division was imposed by the British, then the genuine freedom struggles hijacted by the Indian for their own interests for decades. The Sinhalese and Tamils have gone through lots of agony, pain and hatred for generations. Would those wounds ever heal? I have my doubts. On the other hand, I have seen the divisions among the Tamils, the battles among the tamil armed groups, the disagreements among the TNA, LTTE, TGTE, World Tamil Congress etc. Would the Tamils ever unite as one? If the tamils get Eelam, would they ever allow smart Tamils to rule or would they get help from the Indians to eliminate their own intellectuals as they did in the past? I am not sure whether the Tamils are ready to have their own country. What is the point in getting independence for sake of getting one. After all Sri Lanka got independence in 1948, were they had the ability to govern the country? Absalutly not, even after sixty five years they still have no idea how to govern the country.

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    ELam war v will be take care well by Gotabaya with proof capability and part of the Tamil Nadu will be clear too.so next Elam war will have time for 500 yrs.what is people wants like supreme court decision to have referendum for each matter and let this left terrorist to control the country.all these jokers are crying due to failed of all the terrorist activates.

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    Hey, Rajapakses were not humiliated: it was the western assholes who were humiliated. And, you seem to be hallucinating after ganja. Get a life before you write public ‘articles’, moron!

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      Why this comment has been published by CT, it has an inappropriate word for a public debate.

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    It looks like I have provoked a healthy debate.

    Sadly, there is nothing healthy that portends from the the inertia demonstrated by the Sri Lanka’s leadership. The risks are real, the likelihood is extremely high and very imminent!

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      Political Activist

      Don’t you think Govt too expects something like this ? Do you think that the Govt is so blind as not to monitor

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