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The Sinhala Fundamentalist New Right

By Dayan Jayatilleka –

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Philosophy, said Kautilya (Chanakya) in the Arthashathra, deals primarily with the right and wrong use of force. At least from that time, it was recognized that there is a right way and a wrong way of doing even what is necessary or unavoidable. This was of course the very premise of the Just War doctrine of Christian theologians St Ambrose, St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas. A war had to be for the right cause and the right cause was not self-evident or merely self-referential and self–proclaimed. It needed to pass certain criteria to qualify. This too was not enough. For war to be just it not only needed to satisfy the criteria for a just cause but be fought by just means, which too needed to meet certain criteria to warrant the appellation. Modern theologians, especially of the Protestant persuasion, have added a third criterion, that of Just Peace, i.e. of the outcome of the war.

These preliminary remarks are intended by me to make two points. Firstly that Sri Lanka fought a Just War by basically just means (albeit certain excesses noted by the LLRC which need judicial investigation, but NOT by Special Courts let alone hybrid ones). However, Sri Lanka has not yet arrived at a Just Peace and is still searching for it. It is a necessary and legitimate search; an imperative one.

Secondly, this Government and its new constitution must be opposed, but not every form of opposition is valid, helpful and desirable. The rising tide of Sinhala fundamentalist opposition will damage not only the progressive patriotic Joint Opposition (JO) and the cause of a patriotic, modernizing presidential candidate, but will play into the hands of the Government and what is worse, into the hands of Sri Lanka’s external enemies and lead within our lifetime, to the (avoidable) dismemberment of this country.

The recent rise of the Sinhala New Right, which is at least part funded and propelled by the Sinhala Diaspora with a blue–collar mindset, stems from and thrives on two phenomena: (a) the absence of elections i.e. the closure of electoral safety valves (b) the cognitive dissonance in the Sinhala psyche caused by the triple assault of constitutional federalization, Geneva-driven accountability and economic foreignization. These two phenomena must be resisted and beaten back, but it must be from a Realist and progressive Sri Lankan perspective; not a narrow Sinhala fundamentalist one.

What is the Sinhala New Right? What is Sinhala fundamentalism? Why is it wildly irrational?

The Old Right is the UNP. It is party which is officially affiliated with the IDU, which in turn is led by the US Republicans and the UK Conservatives. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe has shifted from the old Conservatism of his party to a neoliberal paradigm, which has permitted his alliance with Chandrika and Mangala. The Old Right is not particularly Sinhala; it is cosmopolitan in the bad sense of the word. It is the party of neoliberal globalization.

The New Right is ethno-nationalist and often ethno-religious nationalist. It is more correctly describable as a majoritarian ultra-nationalism. It belongs to the family of the RSS-Shiv Sena, the Tea Party movement, France’s National Front and Germany’s AKD.

What makes it Sinhala fundamentalist? Sinhala fundamentalism is not especially or primarily opposed to federalism. Federalism is not its main target. Indeed Sinhala fundamentalism is unsatisfied with those of us who oppose federalism from a rational standpoint. My recent response to Dr. Devanesan Nesiah which I entitle “Why I Oppose Federalism for Sri Lanka” has made no impression on the fundamentalist Sinhala New Right. This is because the problem of the New Right is not with federalism or federalization. It is with the 13th amendment and provincial devolution! One may even say it with any kind of territorial devolution or the very idea of “power sharing” (“bala bedeema”)! Indeed at the base of their ideology is the question “what is the problem the Tamils have that is distinctively their own and not shared by the Sinhalese?”

The Sinhala fundamentalists do not recognize that this question if posed in Québec, Catalonia, Scotland or Iraqi Kurdistan, it would be derided. This question is not that of the rights that Scottish do not have which English too do not have. The issue is that for these communities, the only right that really matters is a collective right, or the right that matters at this stage of their history, is that which stems from their collective identity and pertains to their wish to determine their own destiny up to and including the establishment of an independent state.

Now, do I support them? Most certainly not, because I am not a particularist, and I think that “self-determination” pertains to countries as a whole, except in conditions of colonial and foreign invasion and occupation such as in Palestine. But do I understand what they are saying and even empathize with them to a degree? The answer is yes, firstly because I am able to put myself in someone else’s shoes and secondly, because I am a realist. To fight an ailment in the body politic one must know what the ailment is. One begins with the right diagnosis if one is to make the right prognosis and proffer the right prescription.

For the Sinhala fundamentalists, the Tamils have no legitimate identity-based problem and no legitimate aspirations as a collective. Since I am not a Sinhala fundamentalist, or any kind of fundamentalist, I recognize the legitimacy of the Tamil aspiration for an autonomous political space. However, since I value the interest of the whole, the totality, above the part, I advocate and will fight for limits to that political autonomy; limits which balance adequate local autonomy and self-rule with the strategic and security requirements of the State as a whole. This is why I stand for an intermediate solution, that of provincial autonomy, and more concretely, a solution which takes as the basis and framework, the 13th amendment and negotiates upon that basis.

For Sinhala political fundamentalism in general, provincial autonomy is unacceptable. The 13th amendment is unacceptable. What then is the intermediate solution? There is none. What is the alternative to self –determination? There is none. What is the alternative to federalism? There is none. When provincial autonomy and the 13th amendment are removed or truncated, what is on offer for the Tamils? Nothing.

Why do the Sinhala fundamentalists think that any Tamil party or any section of the Tamil people will accept this? Why do they think any country will applaud? When we visited Pakistan in February 2005 on a delegation handpicked and dispatched by Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirmagar, we were asked by the brilliant young deputy Foreign Minister of that friendly country why we do not implement a federal model as Pakistan has done, as a solution. Gen Gerry de Silva, Ambassador Nanda Godage and I replied with clarity, firmness and courteousness.

The Sinhala fundamentalists count on the rise of China as a counterweight to India– and might I point out, the combined weight of India and the US, i.e. the regional superpower and the world’s sole superpower (albeit in slow, relative decline). And this bit of geopolitical and geostrategic wisdom comes from a geographer, no less! They absurdly count on an effective Chinese counterweight while the reality is that we are an (easily blockaded) small island on India’s doorstep, and unlike Pakistan, devoid of any land route to and from China.

President Rajapaksa had the support of India throughout his war. Unlike Cuba he did not have to confront his neighbor. Furthermore, President Rajapaksa secured the space and time to win the war precisely by repeatedly pledging to implement 13A (he sometimes did say ‘13 plus’, but never in writing). It is by promising the reactivation of provincial devolution—and not merely because of the killing of Rajiv Gandhi by the LTTE—that he preempted any Indian replay of 1987, and it is by keeping India on board that he balanced off the West.

His undoing was his delay in implementation, precisely because of the pressure from the Sinhala hard right represented by some of his officials and trusted politicians. Gotabaya Rajapaksa was one of those few (apart from me) who had urged in 2009, that we activate the Northern provincial council (as we did the East after liberation, in wartime), not due a surfeit of liberalism on his part, but coming from a non-ideological strategic realm, as one of the wartime “troika” that interacted with Delhi.

The Sinhala fundamentalists are fighting against provincial devolution. The game and the political battle have moved on, both nationally and globally. The Sinhala fundamentalists neither understand the global zeitgeist nor the post-war national ethos. Referenda on independence proliferate in the global North and South. Nationally, the Supreme Court has ruled that federalism is not separatism, and has done so, referring rather riskily to the Canadian Supreme Court ruling of Quebec, internal self-determination etc.

The fight now is to prevent ethno-federalism (by any other name). The Sri Lankan ‘unitarists’ and antifederalists, of which I am one, have to fight a defensive protracted conflict—a “war of position”, as Gramsci called it; not one of frontal assault. The balance of forces globally and regionally do not permit an offensive battle against provincial devolution, leave alone territorial devolution as such! The anti-federal battle cannot be fought from a frontline that goes below and behind even the 13th amendment! It can be fought only- and if at all—from a frontline which is for genuine provincial autonomy based on the 13th amendment.

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    DJ you are a dishonest political expert who diverts your opinion as you feel. You have history to prove it. Here youare trying to promote the JACKAL opposition who are trying to see whether they can gain power. JO consists of bankupt LSSP and communist and all other three wheeler parties. What did LSSP do to Sinhala buddhists, the 70% of the population. they made Sinhala people lost their country, language, flag, and nor the religion. it is almost ready to die. You are, I suppose, an anglican becuse, of that you can not understand sinhala buddfhist mentality and you change your political opinion as it suits. Probably, as Ranil wickramsinghe does, As Rajitha Senarathna, CBK, LGBTQ boy Avamangala do, Jackal opposition also want to play Tamil card for votes. It is not only Nesiah, except the tobacco farmers, all others are against it because that bomes a license to discriminate. See how the Wigneswaran goven the province. give little bit more. It iwll be again Tamilnadu duplicated here. I heard Some Tamils are very happy sthat sinhala people and Army are there. In your article, there is no one single opinion. You are moving every where you can. JAckal opposition is thieves who won’t be prosecuted because bigger thieves also will have to go to jail and the LSSP, Communist and all who wants free money at the expense of the country. YOu are looking for your place in one of those. You prove over and over again you are a liability to the party that would give you a slot. Now, Muslims are also asking the same thing and they are preparing different homelands in different corners of Sri lanka. Now, Sri lanka is a muslims country (ask muslims women), they want Sharia law too, they bring Hala food regulations , so that christiand and buddhist can pay to islamize sri lanka. Your crappy rhetoric destroy sri lanka.

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      Dear Dayan, the current exercise to redraw the constitution is nothing but to get rid of 13th amendment as Srilanka has no escape from implementing it in full. The final outcome will be something no self respecting Tamil would accept. Already the process of hoodwinking Tamils and the world has begun with the wording about the nature of the state. In Sinhala version it says unitary to please the Sinhalese, united to please the Tamils and nothing in English to paint a picture that they are refraining from calling Srilanka a unitary or federal entity. When they have faltered at the first step, do you sincerely hope that anything tangible will result in other areas of contention. Please remember that 13th amendment was put forward by India 30 years ago at a time when since second world war, only Bangaladesh became officially independent and northern Cyprus unofficially due to Turkish invasion. Since 1990 with collapse of Soviet Union several countries had become independent. Even now Catalonia and Northern Iraq have successfully conducted referendum for independence With this scenario, do you really think that Tamils will simply accept what Sinhalese are prepared to offer, and sulk in a corner blaming their destiny.

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    I heard, Asia has communist parties who are working for the west. I think JVP is pretty much such a party. The way they talk JVP is now living their life. They have forgotten how they killed thousands of youth and sent the country to anarchy. They sued to their grand mother “Sahodari”.

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    This was of course the very premise of the Just War doctrine of Christian theologians – well you have just justified the arm struggle of the Tamils.

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    Dayan go round and round and come back to key issue. His focus now bring back Mahinda through Gotapaya. He creates a new Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalist in order to say that Mahinda & his joint opposition (Weerawanse, Gnarasa thero & Dayan Jeyatilake) are not Buddhist Sinhala fundamentalists. They are not against 13th amendment because there is nothing on it but they against to Federalism that was proposed by this government. Recently we show Mahinda’s another american brother was in a tour to North and his next move to make a tour to East to show the Tamils that they are good & they are coming back (it is to threaten Tamils not to vote for this government again). His aim is very clear, create fear among Sinhalese telling that this govt is going to give separation through Federal and Tamil Nadu is going to send military to attack Sinhalese and ask Sinhalese to get rid of govt through a blood bath of Tamils. THis is a blood sucking philosophy of Dayan.

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    Ranil Wickramsinghe’s contitution is there to destroy the buddhism in Sri lanka. How about suggesting anglican christianity is the foremost religion in Britain and other religios shoul dnot be discriminted. then what will happen to the position of the queen ?.————– In Sri lanka, country is in disarray. coconut price is an issue. Ranil is on a foreign trip. that happens every tine when the coutry needs a leader. Why he is not fired ?. Because, Maithriapala was given a position ? Ranil should be fired and both Ranila dn Ravi should be in jail until the losses are recovered. I know Nothing Ravi is accused for, now, many financial frauds that may bankrupt the country. Who knows what elese is inthe bag ?

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      Jim Softy.
      Great if ranil could do that as you.say. That would be the V Day for all srilankans as buddhism has become violent.

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        Dumb Annesley dias: Challenfe CT to publishthe photo of that one monk engaing in violenc in front of Those so called Rohinagyas. I check In many countries politicians are removed, jailed etc., because of corruption. In Sri lanka Ranil is supportin (among the one who are leaders and not talking about MPs) thieves, smugglers, rapirts. but, he is still there. there are many to support him adn kill any one who talks agaisnt them, They have some trade mark – thereatening remarks too.

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    You can call it with different names but there is tiny minority Sinhalese who like to see blood bath. They did not learn any lesson from 30 years of war.
    Top military personals say that we should ban BBS and it’s allies ..they know it is dangerous and unwanted ..they know more than anyone about war…

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    “Why can’t you talk proper; is there something wrong with you?” — Basil Fawlty (Fawlty Towers – The Art of Direct Speak; A case for anti-wanna-be-intellectual-ism
    — Philosophy 101)

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    DJ says ”……………………Nationally, the Supreme Court has ruled that federalism is not separatism, and has done so, referring rather riskily to the Canadian Supreme Court ruling of Quebec, internal self-determination etc”

    From Daily FT on August 12 “The Supreme Court (SC) declared this week that advocating for a federal form of government within the existing state could not be considered as advocating separatism and that the Illankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) does not, support, espouse, promote, finance, encourage or advocate the establishment of a separate state within the territory of Sri Lanka as envisaged under Article 157A of the Constitution. Dismissing the petition filed by H. K. Don Chandrasoma of Kelaniya who sought a Court order declaring that ITAK is a political party which has as one of its “aims” and “objects” the establishment of a separate state within the territory of Sri Lanka, the three-member SC bench said, “ITAK is advocating for a federalist form of government by devolving more powers to the provinces within the framework of a unitary state,” adding that “advocating for a federal form of government within the existing state could not be considered advocating separatism.”.

    What I understand is this ruling does not say “the Supreme Court has ruled that federalism is not separatism” – what it says is “advocating for a federal form of government within the existing state could not be considered as advocating separatism”

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      What the Supreme court said was that federalism is not the same as separatism. Therefore any opposition to federalism saying that it is separatism is not acceptable. Whether federalism will lead to separation, depends entirely on the Sinhala people. If the powers granted is interfered with through legislative and executive mechanisms or the territory conceded is infringed upon by alteration of demographic pattern, then there is no alternative for Tamils to demand independence. To deny Tamils their legitimate rights to rule themselves in their historic territory to live with dignity and safety, will only enhance their claim and advance the process of alienating them.

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    Dayan Jayatilleka the self confessed war monger and public racist types:

    “Philosophy, said Kautilya (Chanakya) in the Arthashathra, deals primarily with the right and wrong use of force. “

    However in Bhagavad Gita which is considered to be much older than Arthashathra Krishna says:

    BHAGAVAD GITA

    Why do you worry without cause?
    Whom do you fear without reason?
    Who can kill you?
    The soul is neither born, nor does it die.

    Whatever happened, happened for the good;
    whatever is happening, is happening for the good;
    whatever will happen,will also happen for the good only.
    You need not have any regrets for the past.
    You need not worry for the future.
    The present is happening…

    What did you lose that you cry about?
    What did you bring with you, which you think you have lost?
    What did you produce, which you think got destroyed?
    You did not bring anything – whatever you have, you received from here.

    Whatever you have given, you have given only here.
    Whatever you took, you took from God.
    Whatever you gave, you gave to him.
    You came empty handed, you will leave empty handed.

    What is yours today,
    belonged to someone else yesterday,
    and will belong to someone else the day after tomorrow.
    You are mistakenly enjoying the thought that this is yours.
    It is this false happiness that is the cause of your sorrows.

    ————————————————

    Therefore The Sinhala Fundamentalist New Right or the Sinhala/Buddhists fascists need not to worry too much about anything simply because :

    “What is yours today, belonged to someone else yesterday,
    and will belong to someone else the day after tomorrow.

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      “Whatever happened, happened for the good;
      whatever is happening, is happening for the good”;

      Mate does that mean BBS is good, so is Ravaya, and genocide, fascism, racism, anti-Muslim actions, anti-whatever actions..all good?
      Just asking only, because mate you an expert in cut and paste no .

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        wannihami

        “Mate does that mean BBS is good, so is Ravaya, and genocide, fascism, racism, anti-Muslim actions, anti-whatever actions..all good?”

        Whatever happens to BBS, Ravaya, fascists, racists, anti Muslims, …….. later happens for the good.

        By the wanni, it will take years of maturity for you to begin to understand Gita. In the mean time look for Geetha

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      NAtive Vedda: Dalits Reading Baghavath Geeta.

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        Jimsofty the Dimwit

        “NAtive Vedda: Dalits Reading Baghavath Geeta.”

        Are you reading single handed magazine Playboy while the Dalits reading Gita?

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    crap, crap and more crap with a lot of BS from this political turncoat- boring and full of fart

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    Dr.DJ can sound very reasonable at times of his own choosing (which side of the bed he gets off from?)
    “Indeed at the base of their ideology is the question “what is the problem the Tamils have that is distinctively their own and not shared by the Sinhalese?”
    I recognize the legitimacy of the Tamil aspiration for an autonomous political space. However, since I value the interest of the whole, the totality, above the part, I advocate and will fight for limits to that political autonomy”
    But still, there is a good bit of sophistry above. “Yes, I support Tamil aspirations, but I don’t really” is what he seems to be saying.
    “The fight now is to prevent ethno-federalism (by any other name). The Sri Lankan ‘unitarists’ and antifederalists, of which I am one, have to fight a defensive protracted conflict—a “war of position”, as Gramsci called it;”
    Splitting hairs is not helpful. And let’s leave Gramsci out of it for once.
    And of course he has dropped the hot potato– the growing influence of the Sangha , from unsolicited advice on constitution making to organized violence against refugees..

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      old codger

      This public racist needs to drop names, its in his nature whether it rings hollow or inappropriate, just drops few names.

      You just prob him about “war of position” demand him to explain it and clarify what it means in Sri Lankan context. Was Gramsci used this phrase in class war context or in struggle for national liberation? Dayan hasn’t got a clue.

      Will you please stop him from becoming mad “by any means necessary” – as Jean-Paul Sartre would say?

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        NV,
        I wonder who you really are…
        All I can say is that you are one of those wise men in the world.

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      old codger

      Will you now please ask Dayan to explain as to why he chose not to mention following words:

      “organic ideology,”
      “civil society”
      “political society,”
      “organic intellectuals,”
      “proletariat”,
      “ideological state apparatuses”
      “philosophy of praxis”,
      ……..
      ……….
      ……….
      ………….
      “hegemony,” e

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    The cognitive dissonance in the Sinhala psyche is caused not by any ‘ triple assault’ contrived in the prodigiously fertile mind of the writer but by one component of the so called ‘triple gem’ – the Sangha.

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    how come the GUY who has always been chamelian to somewhat see it beyond his ultra nationalistic stances ?

    Yes, we have sinhala fundementalists caricatured by Rajapakshes from the day one.

    These people are born culprits – would never know that we all should have the same passport and rights if we were born to this country.

    They the buggers with their LINMAEDI attitude will join to the rotten hell for sure.

    We will never be able to find solutions to our problems so long these vicious men would remain the majority of this BEATEN country/NATION.

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    The Sinhala/Buddhist Fascists

    Before you start admiring your fellow fascist please read a scholarly paper published in 2003 which is available on net:

    Buddhism, Ethnicity and Identity: A Problem of Buddhist History
    Professor Gananath Obeyesekere

    Journal of Buddhist Ethics
    ISSN 1076-9005
    http://www.buddhistethics.org/
    Volume 10, 2003


    You will appreciate the qualitative difference between a scholar and a public racist.

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      Some where ,Siri Gamage has written an article. Gananatha Obesekara, there are other contemporary writers, acedemics who write here. They all are Potential Intelletuals, and they bash buddhism and they do not know much. not a problem of buddhism Devadatta lived even during the buddha’s time. buddhism is very democratic. It is the problem of who analyses it.

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        Jimsofty the Dimwit

        “They all are Potential Intelletuals, and they bash buddhism and they do not know much.”

        It is practically impossible for C. elegens with dozens of brain cells to understand the awakened one’s teaching. Hence you should stop explaining Buddhism. Its for the scholars who I assume have more than 86 billion neurons in their brain to pass Buddha’s thoughts to us.

        Professors H L Seneviratne, Gananath Obeysekere and others like Shyamon Jayasinghe are best equipped to do what they do best, breaking down complex issues and explain to us in a language we understand.

        You should associate only with those who believe in Sinhala/Buddhist Fascistic ideology and leave the scholars to protect Buddha’s teaching as they have been doing it for more than hundred of years.

        You should join your fellow public racists Dr Gota, Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera, Major General Kamal Guneratne, Dayan Jayatilleka and Specialist Dr. Seetha Arambepola who believe Darkness is beautiful.

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    The Norwegian Nobel Committee, warning of a rising risk of nuclear war, awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday to a little-known international campaign group advocating for a ban on nuclear weapons.

    We have to take the Noble Committee to the ICC and lodge a protest as it was Maithripla Sirisena who should have got it according to Mahinda Samarasinghe.

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    ” Fifty percent of Tamils have already left this country and if we don’t find a solution rest of the Tamils will leave the country ” — Sampanthan

    This is what Sinhala governments are aiming and foolish Sampanthan goes along with it. No doubt DJ will be very happy to hear this.

    Any luck of getting rid of this senile leader and his idiotic MPs & followers in his party .?

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      That was old DS’s plan that he concocted in the late 1940s. The Sinhala leaders who followed contributed in different ways to the reduction of the Tamil community in the Island – lying in the process to the country and the world they mean good and in accord with |Buddhist principles.
      The Tamils, who can never be united, have caused their own doom.
      The good side of the coin is wherever they are, except the slums of the Tamilnadu camps, will progressively do well.

      Que Sera Sera (What will be, will be) and so also says the Gita. But the
      Tamils will secure divine help in getting their Tamil Nation back in their traditional areas of the NEP. Truth will eventually triumph -whatever the Sangha or the Sinhalised army plans.

      Pandaranayagam

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    Dayan is singing a different tune all of a sudden! He has climbed the fence wall again and waiting to see which side wins so that he can jump on to that side. All his previous articles and speeches had Sinhala Fundamentalist view points. Now all of a sudden he is taking a middle path while still leaning towards fundamentalist view to certain extent. Let each reader assess how honest he is. In my opinion he is a bankrupt political analyst who cannot be trusted.

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    Whenever the government in power proposes a solution, either the opposition rejects it to gain cheap political advantage or some minor Nationalist/chauvinist party along with the Buddhist monks opposes it making the government in power to go back on its promises. This had been happening for the past 60 years and nobody seems to have learned any lessons even after 30 years of war and destruction.

    When Dudly Senanayake came up with a federal solution, a handful of racist Sinhala politicians said,

    ‘Dudlyge bade masaala vadai’

    Unfortunately the country and a vast majority of people had to pay for the crimes/sins of a handful of Sinhalese.

    At that time, they did not have the wisdom to realize that they were digging their own grave, unfortunately even now they do not realize.

    Again the situation is somewhat similar, like a handful of myopic politicians who disseminated discord at that time which was responsible for this mess, today the so called Joint opposition is trying to do the same without realizing the future consequences.

    It will only push the Tamil leaders to seek alternative measures like mobilizing large masses, if not all of the Tamil people, for a Non-violent mass campaign or even go further by calling for a UN sponsored referendum to be held for the North & East Tamils in Sri Lanka to establish a separate state.

    It is time that the enlightened Sinhalese leaders educate the Sinhalese masses to ignore this handful of myopic politicians who are digging the grave once again for the entire country.

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    The key historical roots of Tamil Chauvinism has been played the key role of the Tamil Nationalism-Indian Tamil Nadu and elsewhere. Tamil nationalism did not identify their Homeland is Tamil Nadu the path of their Capitalism not an ,independent, its need political guardian of USA UK and EU countries…liberated them by USA power of GUN .
    After 2015 January 8th Tamils has new bargain point of politics by few hundred thousands votes has change President of SL>
    Tamil think-tank that ,now looking at Tamil political tactics of that an elements LTTE -TNA political classes demand again OLD LTTE claim of Homeland in different form?. New form has shifted into New Constitutional changes of destroy entire Republic Constitution by dismantle power of center of State of Sri lanka. By and large removed Unitary Character of State of SL!
    The writer Dayan J….. has overnight shifted into new Middle Path by accepting Federal solution and 13 Amendment initiated, endorsed and implement by IPKF of Indian -RAW.
    On principle 13th , I do not agreed because it was forcefully an introduced by Indian intervention .
    There is no disputed on that an issues of the 13th amendment many numbers of Tamils including LTTE rejected that.
    We too are an opposed by Indian an invading our land and soli by IPKF.
    The 13 has laid foundation division of land between Tamils and other races Island. While it has bring new political corrupted politicians to of new set of UNP SLFP and JVP and TNA -MC.
    I do not agreed grant land and police power to Tamils who had been Terrorist democracy of People of Sri Lankan over 30 years war footing politics by TNA LTTE and Tamil Diasporas>
    The proposed Federalism of devolution is an unaccpaectable to majority —Democracy

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    We have our White Alt Right Christian White nationalism that rules USA. Why not Sinhala Buddhists ? Who is to say one is wrong and the other is right? Christian White dominance over everyone else is now the trend in the USA. LGBTQ protection rights were removed by the AG yesterday. Follow the USA. Greatest nation on earth.

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    Dayan Jayatillaka recycles the same ideas couched in different words – desperately trying to stay relevant.
    The man unashamedly says ~ “……….Firstly that Sri Lanka fought a Just War by basically just means (albeit certain excesses noted by the LLRC which need judicial investigation, but NOT by Special Courts let alone hybrid ones)………….”.
    Does he mean both sides fought a Just War? If not, it was a Freudian slip! He is averse to anyone digging into “excesses noted by LLRC….”. The coward wants his side not guilty!
    At one stage Dayan was with a Tamil liberation front. By 2004 he was a born-again-Sinhala fundamentalist.
    DJ goes on ~ “When we visited Pakistan in February 2005 on a delegation handpicked and dispatched by Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirmagar, we were asked by the brilliant young deputy Foreign Minister of that friendly country why we do not implement a federal model as Pakistan has done, as a solution. Gen Gerry de Silva, Ambassador Nanda Godage and I replied with clarity, firmness and courteousness……………”.
    What was your reply Dayan”. And he had begun to rub shoulders with Gen Gerry de Silva?
    Dayan submits ~ “Since I am not a Sinhala fundamentalist, or any kind of fundamentalist, I recognize the legitimacy of the Tamil aspiration for an autonomous political space. However, since I value the interest of the whole,……”.
    The however-thingy is makes him a fundamentalist!
    Dayan, MR clan consider you a loyalist. Wait your turn for rewards.

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    “Whatever happened, happened for the good;
    whatever is happening, is happening for the good”;

    Mate does that mean BBS is good, so is Ravaya, and genocide, fascism, racism, anti-Muslim actions, anti-whatever actions..all good?
    Just asking only, because mate you an expert in cut and paste no .

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      Wannihami Modaya: LAst several daus, buddhist monkas were attacke dinthe blogs by you people behaving like savages. Why was that, they opneed their mouths. Why In in sinhale, buddhist monks cannot open mouth. It is only christians and muslims journalists and those who behaves like barbarians that can talk ?. What is TNs, what SLMC. Are they jathivadaya aor waht ?. Biddhist monks never talk about majority only. Why Sri lanka has reconicliation minister from Indian Tamils and TNA and SLMC are allowed. what kind of reconciliation is that ?

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      wannihami

      Tell me if you understood the popular song:

      “Que Sera, Sera”
      Doris Day Lyrics

      When I was just a little girl
      I asked my mother
      What will I be
      Will I be pretty
      Will I be rich
      Here’s what she said to me

      Que sera, sera
      Whatever will be, will be
      The future’s not ours to see
      Que sera, sera
      What will be, will be

      When I grew up and fell in love
      I asked my sweetheart
      What lies ahead
      Will we have rainbows
      Day after day
      Here’s what my sweetheart said

      Que sera, sera
      Whatever will be, will be
      The future’s not ours to see
      Que sera, sera
      What will be, will be

      Now I have Children of my own
      They ask their mother
      What will I be
      Will I be handsome
      Will I be rich
      I tell them tenderly

      Que sera, sera
      Whatever will be, will be
      The future’s not ours to see
      Que sera, sera
      What will be, will be
      Que Sera, Sera

      Listen to the song:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azxoVRTwlNg

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    Dayan Jayathilake had writtenanother Article in Island. According to that. Why do they call, in the constitution, buddhism is the prominent religion. but, Other religions are not discriminated. If buddhism want the buddhism to reamin prominent religon , why did they take that into discussion. Because, only some issues are discussed for the whole constitutional revision. Reglion, Unitary nature of the country, electoral modifications, more powers to provincial councils, probaby abolishing executive presidency and electing or appointing executive prime minister.—————- I herd right now the president is a sloth becuse he has given too much power.

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    Catalonia will happen soon in Ceylon. Eelam next year under US-Indian auspices. Trincomalee base for USA and Indians will capture the Mattala Airport. Sinhalese can keep eating Kavun and Kiributh as we get what we want the way Catalonians get their way.

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    Somebody called Thero as cat on the wall. Somebody called him Chameleon. Jimsofty called him Jackal. I prefer the last one. A Jackal born to a lion like Meryn De Silva is technically termed as “Jackion”. Readers noticed the Jackion challenged on CT, few days ago “It will Not happen in this land” in his comment is now tugging his tail between his legs. They may think the tremor is because of the Black Tigress Jasmin Sooka, who broke the expensive tall compound wall Thero built in UNHRC. But is not so. Appe Aanduwa went and begged for Nobel Peace Prize for one, a War Crime accused by an international commission- OISL, to escape from the Black Tigress of South Africa. But Jackion Thero’s tremor is because he is humbled by another recent incident. He was beaten in a recent television program and accused as “the SJV’s acolytes, a Federalist”. Fearing to answer for his opponents on the stage, our Jackion Thero came tugging his tails between his legs hoping his enemies may not follow him here. But I am not sure if Dan Priyasad and his toilet washers would let Thero escape so easily.

    Seventy years have passed. Still Nazi criminals are being sought and punished. But not even 10 years have passed. A war crime accused have self-declared he has saved all criminals from UN Electric Recliner and have attempted to compete for Nobel Peace Prize paying from tax payers money for Sinhala supporting actress to work in Oslo. He cunningly timed a self-boasting book publishing, using the government propaganda workers. But these are not going to allow them to escape as easily as they think, for the past sins.

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    We wrote here that as and more the human civilization grows up and their definition of their own life advances, the ideas that emancipate in UN as human rights, Individual sovereignty, self-determinations all apply to Tamils too, irrelevant of Lankawe Appe Aanduwa dodges all the convention this areas without legislating or ratifying. Thero had been trying to falsify these rights to Tamils from May, 2009, but no avail so far. I think that “self-determination” pertains to countries as a whole, except in conditions of colonial and foreign invasion and occupation such as in Palestine. Jackion Thero may think anything, but that is not what defined in UN. Tamil Sovereignty is not something tradable by any politician any time in the history. Any agreements Tamils makes collectively, can be revoked also, if they find it was a mistake. This is how East Pakistan broke up from West Pakistan, even though it consented to stay with West Pakistan only to split it from India.(Thero telling his friendly Pakistan told him to Federalize Lankawe, but that friendly nation forgot to do it when Mujibur Rahman won the presidential election.) The right to self-determination is only to go away from a country. Here, out political imbecile, Thero is confusing the country’s sovereignty against invaders with the within country self-determination. Poor soul!

    If power sharing is to solve Tamils’ problem, then that process has to share power with Tamils, not with the two provinces width, world’s largest army camp. Every legislation that directly and indirectly named Tamils and targeted at central and provinces levels has to be repealed, if the the power shared with Tamils is to take effect. JR created executive presidency, 6th amendment and PR system to make sure that Tamil never can become a president or prime minister or even opposition leader.

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    But the Tamil got the opportunity to influence the presidential election by nature of Lankawe two party systems UNP-SLFP. So now the power sharing Secret Solution is proposing two things, one share the authority of president with Prime Minister – to protect from any mishap on loss of election; elected the present from Parliament –to deny Tamils participation in that selection process. So the Tamils in future cannot even dream of influencing any election result. This is not devolving power with Tamils; this is electioneering to create the world largest army of two provinces wide.
    Thero is attempting to invent couple enigmatic jargons to Modayas. An interesting one is Progressive Smart Patriotic Joint Comedies (JO) Is Thero calling Gunadasa, Weerawansa, Udaya Gammanpila et al as the progressive? SWRD invented Pancha Bala Wegaya, Buddharakkitha Thero more progressive than these!

    After travelling a long journey, Thero is reinventing Chandrika’s Sudu Nelum, War for Peace et el. third criterion (for a war), that of Just Peace, Does Thero has capacity to understand the simple English word war? Perhaps it may not the Thero’s IQ, but it is the English which cause it for him. When it is customary in English language to name Word War I, World War II… then that confuses what happened there, for low IQ people. They were not wars; they were united defenses of the world, against aggressors. When the Tamils defended them against Annual Pogroms, standardization,… Thero is confused with war monger Chandrika’s War for Peace. That is why now Thero is claiming as “a war of just for fun”. War is only for/by aggressor to subordinate a defender. Defender is not waring. Lankawe war was only continuation of DS’s war on Tamils. Thero lied in UNHRC as it was just a fun war with zero casualties.

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    “What is the alternative to self –determination? There is none. What is the alternative to federalism? There is none.” Why Thero is asking the questions and Thero answering the questions? Because the ultra-Sinhala Buddhist Racist, Jackion Thero is changing his night time costume of Hide to daytime Jekyll. His never dying hope of Foreign Mister job is advising him of IC’s perception on Lankawe. So, in his transitional dawn time, he is taking a confusing philosophical preacher role to confuse IC and Modayas.

    Sinhala New Right, which is at least part funded and propelled by the Sinhala Diaspora with a blue – collar mindset. ………………..“The Old Right is the UNP. It is party which is officially affiliated with the IDU, which in turn is led by the US Republicans and the UK Conservatives. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe has shifted from the old Conservatism of his party to a neoliberal paradigm, which has permitted his alliance with Chandrika and Mangala. The Old Right is not particularly Sinhala; it is cosmopolitan in the bad sense of the word. It is the party of neoliberal globalization.
    The New Right is ethno-nationalist and often ethno-religious nationalist. It is more correctly describable as a majoritarian ultra-nationalism. “
    What a sophisticated acting is Thero playing? This Cuban communist has many classes of human beings. First is, Right is not particularly Sinhala; it is cosmopolitan ; Then the ones, Sinhala Minded, Cosmopolitan minded, blue color inferior minded people. born in high class with the blue color minded. Then there the Rightists, whom Thero hates them as Ranil’s class, are. Now the New Rights, with Blue color minded. This racist’s every red and white cells in the blood had its own hates against all the human beings. It was the sin committed by Mervyn de Silva this Jackion is left behind now in this land.

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    Dayan even quotes St Ambrose, St. Augustine and other whose idea of “just war” was to massacre the heretics – has he heard of the Pelargian heresy? To believe that you will go to heaven if you loved and obeyed God, and if you followed the commandments and lived as a just, penitent person is known as the Pelargian Heresy. Anyone who believed in such nonsense must be eliminated. You cannot short-circuit the church.
    Any one who opposes devolution must be a Sinhalese-Buddhist Fundamentalist and such people must be shamed, maimed and eliminated. That is the theology of Dyan Jayatilleke, and he is, to that extend, acceptable to the UNP, TNA, EPDP but has put on this amazing mask and looks to be accepted by the Rajapaksas because he thinks the bread is buttered on that side.
    Instead of saying the real reason, namely, Dyana writes his essay to fit the side that has butter on, we are given a lot of bullshit, theology and also pretense of leftist thinking.
    Not so long ago GL Peiris also played the same role, arguing for Federalism when he was in the UNP, and arguing for Unitary state under the Rajapaksas.

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    DJ is part of the Singhala fundamentalist ultra right.

    This is just good cop bad cop game he plays.

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