20 September, 2020

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The Tamil Diaspora Trap, The Govt’s Big Lie & The JO’s Silence

By Dayan Jayatilleka –

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

By way of, and being also, a Reply to Karikalan S. Navaratnam

My critic Mr. Karikalan S. Navaratnam, attorney-at law, wants to know where the plot and perfidy is if federalism transparently has to obtain the consent of the Sinhalese at a referendum. “If the Federal plan was to be presented to the entire population, including the Sinhala people, at a referendum for them to have the last say, where is the conspiracy Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka? Does not a conspiracy connote subterfuge and secrecy?” he asks.

It should be obvious from the ignominious Nandikadal outcome of the ‘indomitable’ Tigers and ‘super-hero’ Prabhakaran, supported by the ‘Jews of South Asia’ the ‘super intelligent’ overseas Tamils, that the Sinhalese are not quite as dumb as Scarborough-based Mr. Karikalan Navaratnam and the Tamil Diaspora ultra-nationalists think or hope.

The referendum is a ‘lose-lose’ trap for the majority of Sri Lankans. Even if they trash the federal solution at a referendum, the North and (parts of) the East will vote massively in favor and then publicize the result globally as a variant of the Catalan outcome.

That in turn will trigger the second stage of the Tamil diaspora strategy fashioned by Anton Balasingham: the argument will be advanced that since the Sinhala South has blocked ‘internal self-determination’ in the form of federalism, the Tamils have a legitimate right of external self-determination i.e. separation.

That is why the majority of the island is bringing irresistible pressure on the parliamentarians to stop the Constitutional process from reaching a point that requires a referendum. It is unlikely that President Sirisena will cross that public opinion redline, especially since he had pledged not to do so in his winning Presidential election manifesto of January 2015 (which was repeatedly quoted by his wing of the SLFP during the ongoing Constitutional Assembly debate).

Meanwhile why is the Government lying to us and why is the JO not challenging that lie? Throughout the Constitutional assembly debate the Government told the country that for the first time ever, the TNA has accepted a unitary state. This is a bluff or worse, a blatant lie. Not once in the debate itself did the TNA speakers, including the eminent and eminently moderate Messrs. Sampanthan and Sumanthiran, speaking in English, explicitly say that they were willing to accept a unitary state! What they was that they were willing to live in a united country.

Even the disgracefully slippery use of language by the government does not commit the TNA to accept the unitary state because the word unitary does not occur anywhere in the formulation suggested in the Interim report. Even if the two parties agree, the TNA only commits itself to an “orumiththanadu” in Tamil, which Douglas Devananda exposed in his assembly speech, refers to a federal state, and what the Sinhalese call an “aekeeya rajjya”, which has no internationally accepted definition, but nowhere does the TNA accept a unitary state.

The TNA speakers explained that the earlier formulation of 1972 and 1978 i.e. ‘Otraiachchi’ referred to a state form, a form of government, while ‘Orumiththanadu’ referred to a country, and this is why they want the former usage substituted by the latter. Well, they are transparent—they accept a united country but do NOT accept the unitary form of state or government! The TNA, understandably, cannot care less what the Sinhalese call it in their language!

This dualistic trick is well within the traditions of Tamil politics. Tamil Marxists such as N. Sanmugathasan used to point out the duplicity involved in calling oneself the federal party in English and the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (Ceylon Tamil State/Kingdom Party) in Tamil. The only thing that has changed is that the present government as adopted such perfidy and is the vehicle for it. 

This conceptual and linguistic fudging is tantamount to cheating the people and their representatives. It is rather like a bond scam or cheating at examinations. The decline of Sri Lanka state is best evidenced by the fact that a constitutional fundament, drafted and carried over by legal luminaries of the caliber of Dr. Colvin R de Silva, Felix Dias Bandaranaike, JR Jayewardene, HW Jayewardene, Lalith Athulathmudali et al, is sought to be amended by an legal non-luminary (to say the least) with a dubious record at university examinations! This is as if one allows the neighborhood tailor down a suburban lane to alter a bespoke Saville Row suit.

Clearly and comprehensibly the SLFP is opposed to a new Constitution for two reasons, both to do with its vital interests including that of political survival. Any weakening of the Presidency, even the signaling of its future abolition, shifts the power balance to its detriment and towards the UNP. A quantum leap in Northern autonomy through provision of a two thirds majority in parliament for an overgenerous amendment, can devastate the SLFP electorally, when faced with a powerful rival in the JO-SLPP.  A repeat of the practice of the 20th amendment, namely the smuggling in of amendments at the committee stage, would, in the highly emotive case of devolution, trigger riots and rebellion, placing the lives of legislators in danger as in the late 1980s.

A Final report or Draft Constitution of a sort that will be an accelerant for a JO victory in 2019-2020, will be counterproductive folly for any votary of autonomy through devolution. Even if all the Rajapaksas were jailed on trumped-up charges, it wouldn’t help and would only fuel an electoral backlash which will sweep the nationalist Opposition led by Dinesh Gunawardena, into office (the body language during the debate clearly showed that Dinesh is Mahinda’s deputy leader, whom the latter relies upon). Any offending Constitutional amendment will be torn up in 24 hours, and that would have been a winning election pledge (a la Sinhala Only in 1956).

Two years from national elections, what the political process now needs is a reform that not only the SLFP (MS) but also its rival the JO-SLPP and the Rajapaksas can buy into and a successor JO-reunified SLFP government can live with. Any political settlement, leave alone solution, must be the result of an all-inclusive consensus. So far, there isn’t even an intra-governmental one, and not all Chandrika’s diatribes and harangues can get the process there.

Drawing on what used to be called New Math when we first studied it as kids, the application of set theory could help us solve the problem. What was highly significant was that in perhaps his only reference to a participant of the Assembly, ex-President Rajapaksa went off-script and approvingly referred to Dr. Amunugama’s exposition of 13 Plus. Even the Sinhala nationalist Southern MP, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, a former chief minister, urged that the bureaucratic fiscal blockages which obstruct the functioning of the Provincial Councils be structurally eliminated. The real constituency for feasible provincial devolution consists of the parliamentarians of all parties who came up through the PC system (some as Chief Ministers).

The prolonged Constitutional Assembly session was its first and almost certainly the last of its kind. Perhaps the lasting residue was Dr. Sarath Amunugama’s speech. When the Presidential commission into the bond scam presents its report, the AG’s Dept. commences legal action, and the local authorities elections are done, all that will be left standing of the Constitutional assembly will be Sarath Amunugama’s ‘roadmap’ speech as the fallback option and President Sirisena’s planned trident of conclaves (all-parties, all-religions, and professionals) as the safety-net for a process of constitutional reform and political settlement.

But will the TNA agree? The Tamil nationalists must remember  that every one of the proposals they now commend so vociferously and indicts the Sinhala side for not having implemented, were actually disowned by the Tamil side when they were on the agenda during the long war. When federalism was offered in exchange for de-merger by the Mangala Moonesinghe Committee report in 1993, and obtained the signature of Madam Sirimavo Bandaranaike on behalf of the opposition, no Tamil party agreed; only one independent did! When President Kumaratunga moved the August 2000 Draft Constitution in parliament, Mr. Sampanthan, who had promised Lakshman Kadirgamar his support, backed out and stayed silent, much to the latter’s chagrin.

Having backed or been fellow-travelers of the wrong side in that war—the side that was separatist, fascist, terrorist and ultimately unsuccessful– it is wildly unrealistic to expect that the Greater South which prevailed in the war to protect a united and unitary state, would agree to resurrect those proposals which were meant as compromises and sacrifices to stop the war and achieve peace, but were rejected or ignored. The only structural reform that ever took place and took hold is the 13th amendment. Given the current and fast evolving balance of political forces, nothing qualitatively new is possible now or in the foreseeable future.

The silly idea that the UNP, SLFP, JVP and TNA can prevail at a Referendum overlooks not merely the unlikelihood that with economic hardship the Sri Lankan voters will repeat 2015, but also the fact that both David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn i.e. the Conservatives and Labour, wanted people to vote against Brexit, but the people needed only two mavericks, Nigel Farrage and Boris Johnson, to catalyze a successful NO campaign. Here the JO and the rather more ultranationalist social movement with its Sangha-spearhead that has arisen against the new Constitution, will have an easier job of it. More: a victory for the NO campaign at a referendum will set the scene, the tone and the ultranationalist policy agenda for the national election campaigns of 2019-2020.

Will the TNA and the Tamil nationalists in general comprehend that devolution is an incremental process of evolution rather than a Big Bang or Great Leap Forward; that in some periods of history only a marginal increase on what exists (13A) can be achieved; that developmentally strong provincial councils and a prosperous North could provide the leverage for greater autonomy at a different stage of Southern consciousness and with a more propitious balance of sociopolitical forces? Will the TNA understand that President Sirisena is the last best chance, and help him to help them by accepting the Amunugama Axioms? Or will it prove that what the liberal intellectual Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban said of the Palestinians, continues to be true of the Tamil nationalist politicians, namely that they “never lose an opportunity to lose an opportunity”?

The Tamil parties must sit around a table with all other parliamentary parties, with President Sirisena sitting at the head, and arrive at a settlement of a proportion and character that doesn’t make an increasingly restive crowd bursts in and up-end the table itself, and they must clinch the deal before crowd bursts in, electorally speaking.

The speeches at the Constitutional Assembly debate would have educated the participants as to the events of the sixty years (my lifetime) since the tragically abortive Bandaranaike-Chelvanayakam Pact and how they were experienced and perceived by the various political tendencies and personalities.

Though the record will show that I was one of the first to publicly criticize and caution against the project of a new Constitution when even the JO and the Rajapaksas were ambivalent, I am not an advocate of abandoning the political process of seeking a political settlement aimed at ethnic accommodation and reconciliation. The pessimist in me cannot help but wonder if the marathon session of the Constitutional assembly which concludes on Wednesday Nov 8th will mark the fall of the curtain on a formal political process of constitutional reform within a united Sri Lanka.

Chief Minister Wigneswaran says the Tamils will get nothing from the Sinhalese and should therefore rely on international pressure and international law. At best, that’s an open-ended and very iffy prospect. At worst it sounds rather like the illogic that made Prabhakaran hold out for all or nothing.

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    Unwittingly DJ [Doesn’t mean Disk Jockey playing old records] has dragged in Saville Row suits into the equation.On the same breath can Dayan wearing Englishmen’s dress alien to 90% of the people discuss constitution making. In plain English he want’s MR who stole Tsunami funds brought back to power and go back to Geneva. It is advisable for DJ to join JO and campaign directly for pohottuwa as the votes are with the ordinary people who only understands Sinhala.

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      Upali

      “In plain English he want’s MR who stole Tsunami funds brought back to power and go back to Geneva.”

      Dayan has been fear mongering out of his own inability/impotence/anxiety/………….. for the last 20 years since he jumped ships from EPRLF to UNP. He has no shame, no dignity, no honour, ………………. hence he takes U turn at every opportunity.

      At Geneva Hindians and USA arranged everything behind the scene and let him take the glory.

      Could you tell me if Dayan ever had a proper day job?

      Even his Chakravatin didn’t trust him, this is what Dr Mahinda told Al Jazeera an international media, ” “Yes he was my ambassador, but now he is a member of a very powerful NGO so they have their own views,” the President retorted, adding that this was a “democracy and anyone could say anything.”

      What Dr Mahinda meant was “Dayan why don’t you hang yourself, because I don’t trust you.”

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        what were DJ’s view when he was a member of the first merged NE provincial council under Perumal. Has he ever clarified or was he believing in Federal solution those days?
        He has gone even more low in this article trying to reveal Mr. Navaratnam’s whereabouts. That is what fake intellectuals do when they cannot argue with real facts.

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        Upali
        .
        Before reading DJ’s article I thought of adding a reply for Upali.
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        People are with Pohottuwa???? That is a big lie. Majority of Sri Lankans cannot stand Basil, including hardcore SLFPers. His policies which are unmistakably in line with UNP, are selfish and aiming only at grabbing power, who thinks money can still change the political orientation. People should show their protest to government through “Spoilt Votes”.
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        The majority of Sri Lankans are not in favour of SLFP/UNP/JVP/SLPP. Nobody places trust in them anymore as suitable to run the country. Moreover, people should totally deny selfish Mahinda and JO who went against people’s voice and took part in Constitutional Assembly to strengthen Ranil’s Federal Constitution. Only Wimal/NFF were with Maha Sangha and the masses in protesting the Federal Constitution. Rajapaksas ruled the country for 10 years already, the entire clan, MR/GR/BR/NR/CR/SR ruled the country from 2005-2015. During the whole period they didn’t let people hear anybody else’s voice except theirs. Mahinda was ok for the first 5 years but then he turned to a “Darth Vader” (I meant the name not the character). And with his support to legitimize Federal Constitution in the Parliament, we saw his personalized greediness for power, the return of Darth Vader with adds-on, which is scary. Therefore, in all fairness, other people who have altruistic policies should receive a chance to run the country in the future.
        .
        The country is awaiting a third force, an alternate leadership for Sinhalese. Anyways, no such person is in the horizon right now. But there is every chance. Sinhalese never lacked of leadership or courage. However, the next leader should be from the ordinary class who would work for the benefit of his class, which is 90% of the total population.

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          Little more. Would like to say something about LG Elections.
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          If LG elections is held, it should be utilized as an opportunity to show people’s strong displeasure to the government in two ways, through “Spoilt Votes”:
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          1. As a protest against the despicable conduct of the despotic government. Especially for their constant smear campaign against Buddhism, Dalada Maligawa, Chief Prelates, Maha Sangha, Buddhists, Buddhist culture/values/rites and rituals. Government haven’t even showed respect/concern to Sacred Siree Pada in their delimitation process.
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          2. As a protest to the arbitrary increase of LG Members from 4000 to 8000. Double! Kataragama Deviyane, Aandavane, Lord Jesus, please tell me how could ordinary taxpayers afford to maintain ginormous number of politicians like this? 220 mutton-heads in the Parliament, lethargic 98 or so Ministers, useless government MPP who receive allowances in addition to their monthly salaries, plus I’ve noticed many Ministries have newly formed small institutions to oversee various subjects previously handled by Ministries themselves for decades. Heads of these institutions should obviously be political lackeys. Although the PM and the President talk big, the majority in Sri Lanka live on day-work and the rest hand-to-mouth and paycheck-to-paychek although they are not considered as poor. The government, like an Octopus using its tactical tentacles, pickpocket from the ordinary, by way of new taxes, increased service/other charges, fines, on top of skyrocketing cost of living, to maintain dimwits.
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          It is noteworthy to mention that there is NO DEMAND FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC for LG elections for they know what comes next, more unbearable burden to maintain 8000 more politicians. A nerve-racking ordeal is on the way, guys!
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          Therefore, if LG elections are held, people should SPOIL the BALLOT PAPER by putting a large cross, across, to say “NO MORE BURDEN WITH POLITICIANS! WE CANNOT AFFORD!”

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        If the Jewish burger vedda is ‘for’ the new constitution fraud, the whole of patriotic Sri Lanka will have a reason to oppose it. Unite people!

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          Migara

          “If the Jewish burger vedda is ‘for’ the new constitution fraud, the whole of patriotic Sri Lanka will have a reason to oppose it”

          Jew Burger
          A bagel, lox (thinly sliced smoked salmon), and cream cheese. Just like the staple of “American cusine” is the hamburger, so too is the bagel, lox, and cream cheese for Jews.

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      DJ: The (modern) Nation State is an obsolete concept and a corrupt mess of money politics and intellectually bankrupt nationalism. this is Sri lanka and all of South Asia in a nutshell. Let the northeast that speaks Tamil be a seperate entity. You live in Sinahla Colombo which is 50 percent Tamil speaking..

      In our post-modern age of the internet, and globalization there is NO question of going back to Medieval Europe. Please open your mind and brian
      Today we have global networks of corruption and power ruling the world and entities like ISIS that oppose them. Only fools believe in the modern nation states that Colonialism invented in South Asia

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      “The referendum is a ‘lose-lose’ trap for the majority of Sri Lankans.”

      They do not want to give the Tamils their due rights and at the same time they do not want the world to know that they don’t want to give.

      Pseudo-Patriots and Pseudo-Scholars like Dayan, the Sinhala-Buddhist Ultra-Nationalist Racists like Wimal, the Buddhist Maha Sanga including the Mahanayake Theros, and the Rajapakshes including the Joint Opposition will make sure to jeopardise this constitution process both before and after it is put to the people at the referendum.

      Under such circumstances, will the Sinhala leadership genuinely solve the burning Tamil National Question or will the Sri Lankan Tamils get cheated as usual? Will it end up like the Banda-Chelva pact that was torn into pieces? Will History repeat?

      The Tamil leadership will NEVER accept anything less than a proper internal self-determination and devolution of power for the Tamils. They will not betray their people.

      If so what back-up plan or what is the next step that the Tamils are going to take? Are they ready for the next step? How are they going to take this to the world? Are they ready for a Non-violent mass campaign in the entire North & East? What role should the Tamil Diaspora play? Will they be able to convince America to be the mediator in the future negotiations? OR will they be able to convince the UN to have a referendum for the North & East for external self-determination?

      It is time for the Tamils to WAKE UP.

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    Why SL people physically abused and chased away great people like Dr. Walpola Rahula and even didn’t respect or take use of great guys like Dr. Adikaram…. but generally keep believing and respecting people like Dr. Dayan Jayathilake? (Truely, you are NOT that bad compared to most of other sc..bags we SL people love and believe and keep selecting as our leaders )

    Is this phenomena keep happening because of degrading national IQ of SL people… I guess SBs keep proving Flynn Effect (increasing IQ) described by Prof. James Flynn is wrong….
    Keep up what you are going Dr. Dayan… people like you can thrive your selfish desires in sad situations like in present SL…….

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    I find this verbal diarrhoea from DJ virtually every other day is not conducive to health and wellbeing. I am sure he is an honourable soul but somewhere he has got his wires crossed. This is not a judgement on the person. But quoting all the past junk he is rekindling our unfortunate past and hatred. Being a man from a dharmic religion the nation expects better thing from this man
    If he is worth his salt he should write on matters which could foster good relationship with our Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim brothers. May be I am asking the impossible. Am I trying to teach new tricks to an old dog.

    Don’t forget, he was the chum and side kick of the EPLRF leader Varatharajahperumal and chief minister of the then merged N&E(forgive if I have spelled the name incorrectly). When it suits the Doc. he is ok with the merger of North & East. And also when he is on the driving seat. He should realise that we are in a driverless world, technology wise I mean, in this context.
    As some one suggested elsewhere the Yahalpanaya -MS-RW lot should give a diplomatic posting to the learned Doctor from whatever university to somewhere sunny and nice, any takers for Sudan or some such country?

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      I would like him to be the Chief Minister of the Federal North and East, if he is willing.

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        Sellam – “I would like him to be the Chief Minister of the Federal North and East, if he is willing.”
        If this happens our war monger will lose his current job of washing Medamulana Meeharaka’s loin cloth!

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      Ratnam – he is on a bonus scheme – number of words published per week…content is irrelevant

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    “I was one of the first to publicly criticize and caution against the project of a new Constitution”

    “Mama Thamai Miniha” – I am the man. This fellow never stops braging about himself. With a good for nothing PhD he thinks he is one of the top think tanks. Unfortunately even his sponsors, the Rajapakshes and the JO do not trust him and they don’t take this fellow seriously.

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    [Edited out] If Sinhalese reject federal constitution in a referundum, that shows the trivial mindset of them.That shows they have no will and stratergy to amicably settle long pending issue and incorrigible , no matter how harsh the life they went through due to this! It is time for world to open their eyes and see this incorrigible state

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      LOL first let the Telugus in tamilnadu the right to have education in Telugu medium.

      What makes you think we Sinhalese should GIVE IN to something that we did NOT agree to even when LTTE and India’s troops were in the island threatening SL?

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        sachoooo, when the IPKF was in SL, the dreaded LTTE fought them and won………………..2200 IPKF thugs were slaughtered and almost 5000 injured, while your brave men in green were hiding in Hambantota. Also the tough (hahahaha) man Goat Parayapaksa ran his arse off to the USA to work as a Petrol station cashier.

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        sach the stupid

        “LOL first let the Telugus in tamilnadu the right to have education in Telugu medium.”

        There is no such moves on the part of Tamil Nadu state. You can still send your great grand children to some hundreds of best Telugu Medium schools through out Tamil Nadu.

        For example:
        Rajah Muthiah Higher Secondary – Raja Annamalai Puram
        Kendriya Vidyalaya – Anna Nagar
        R B A N C High School – Swamy Chetty Street, Chennai
        Jaigopal Garodia Govt Girls High School – Nanganallur, Chennai
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        —-
        —-

        Pass this information to Wimal Sangili Karuppan and his fellow South Indians.

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      MAniSekaran: Tamilnadu Indian Dalits and Sudras should be givena federal kingdom In Sri lanka as they are thrash in India. In Sri lanka they can get educated in english and go overseas, then can fight for Tamil.

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        Jimbo shitty: In Sri lanka they can get educated in english and go overseas.

        TFN: Then why didn’t you get any education in English? Your language skills are bloody dismal. Did you even go to school at all?

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    There is NO conceivable solution to the Tamil ethnic question so long as majority of Tamils (Tamil speaking people) live outside North East. Homeland or otherwise not a single Tamil family presently living in the South will ever move into that casteridden hell hole. They acknowledge that Sinhala Buddhist society is superior in every aspect. Even at the time Mahaveer was ruling the North the only ambition of a Tamil mother was to send her children to South. Every Tamil racist donkey in this column should feel ashamed of that fact.
    Soma

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      somass

      We need to find solution to you and Dayan urgently. It appears both of you need solution faster than the others.

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      This article is in response to a Kenedian Tamil who is stateless in Asia. So, do not worry about them, we have to ask for what we need. Politicians are manipualting the voters. I can say DJ is stirring it so we can understand the reality.

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        Jimba Shitty: This article is in response to a Kenedian Tamil who is stateless in Asia.

        TFN: Hahahahaha. I am quite well in a great nation called Canada. It is spelt C-A-N-A-D-A and pronounced the same way. Can you say it Jimba? Also Canada is not in Asia, it is part of North America. What a hoot dealing with you dingbat.

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    “where is the conspiracy Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka? Does not a conspiracy connote subterfuge and secrecy?”
    Thero’s answer is the political process is evolution, so if the Tamils are not waiting for it, they are inducing the Sinahlese to Lose lose, by publicly going for referendum. If the Tamils ask for their right, but not wait for another 2500 years for the Sinhala civilization evolve into the next level of Anagarigam, it is conspiracy against Sinhala Buddhism. (Sinhala governments doesn’t evolve to civilization but to uncivilisation).It was another co-conspirator, Donomore’s conspiration, not allowing Sinhalese to evolve, but he allowed quantum leap universal Franchise to “Not that Modaya” Sinhala Buddhist, which now is allowing Karikalan to force them to go for referendum the lose-lose. One another conspirator is the Chauvinist dictator JR who insisted to referendum when his constitutions’ certain elements are changed. That is reason the smart Patriot Wimal fired Shiranee because she, to suppress National Saving Bank problem, tried force the Sinahlese to go for lose-lose referendum.
    Soulbury constitution came with a minority protection clause and Privy Council appeal. Not so Modaya Sinhalese took a quantum leap revolution to Sinhala Dictator constitution in thirty years, by opposing Federal system, Regional councils, District Councils, 13A, 13-, 13+(Such a bad number the 13) and the Sinhala Buddhist 1972 constitution.
    Thero is bringing back again his old Tamil Guru, Shamugathansam the Tamil PhD’s translation that “Arasu” in Tamil means Kingdom. Could Thero provide the correct translation for New York State, or Florida State in Tamils? Tamils use the Sanskrit word Rajiyam for kingdom. “Arasu” is government. “Appe Aanduwa” means Sinhala Arasu in Tamil & Sinhala government in English- there is no part for Tamils!

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    Jackal (JO) opposition is mostly members of the Alibaba and the forty thieves gang. MY3 removed some of them. Yet, they hang there assuming Mahinda Rajapakse would come back. Dayan Jayathilaka is one whop uused socialism to live in Paris. HE has neglected all the corruption carried out by the previous govt and the present govt who is trying to surpass the previous govt as the most corrpted govt.———- Federalism is one which created by dumb and power hungry SWRd. Sri lanka does not need federalism. It is good punnakky for Tamils interested in a country in Sinhale as they are treteed as Dalits or Sudra. Sinhal is already very top heavy because all the leaders were corrupt people. ———— We need politicians to take political decisions. Right now there are, I heard 4800 polioticians to take politicians. but, they have become so powerful, they are think they are professionals too. Professionals think whether I have drink poison afteer taking this decision.———-Anyway, DJ is promoting Jacakal opposition who are another group of theives discarded LSSP etc. People should not go with his propaganda.

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    Dayan Jayatillaka ~ “…Or will it prove that what the liberal intellectual Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban said of the Palestinians, continues to be true of the Tamil nationalist politicians, namely that they “never lose an opportunity to lose an opportunity”?
    This says it all. Dayan dismisses the Palestinian cause. Take what the Abba Eban ilk offer and run. By the way, to Dayan Abba Eban is a “liberal intellectual” – my foot.
    Dayan again ~ “…….Will the TNA and the Tamil nationalists in general comprehend that devolution is an incremental process of evolution rather than a Big Bang……”
    The birth of India in 1947 maybe called a “Big Bang”. India is in one piece because of the federal governance – Abba Eban will agree. An “incremental process” would have pulverised India before the first increment.
    To cut a long story short: “Get lost Dayan”.

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    The ultra-racist DJ is proposing and recommending that the Tamil parties sit around the table with Sinhalese racist parties and accept whatever is offered before them bursts in. What a brilliant approach. Can the racist think with the head above the shoulder? His dedication is to look for ways and recommend to his fellow racists on how the Tamils can be further alienated and suppressed and make Sri Lanka a Buddhist Sinhalese kingdom under Rajapakse.

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    Yes, the whole world knows about the incremental process of evolution in respect of the devolution of powers to the Tamil people that has been taking place over last 60+ years!

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    If Sinhalese polity maintains the same implacable opposition to reasonable Tamil demands that do not even rise to the level of federalism, but just come close to it, at some point, what are the alternatives?

    SL Tamils have always wanted to maintain their distinct identity and individuality as Sri Lankan Tamils, and therefore never wanted any overbearing Indian intervention. But out of exasperation, they may again find an imposed solution from India more palatable than the endless violence and threats directed against them within Sri Lanka.

    The Sinhala south has to decide whether such an option will be preferable to agreeing to the reasonable demands of Tamils within a united Sri Lanka. The South may feel that without the war and refugees, India has no desire to intervene in SL. But allowing substantial Chinese involvement in SL has already given India leverage similar to what the influx of Tamil refugees did in the past.

    I have talked to a few Tamils who already feel that, in the face of inexorable racism from the South, Indian annexation won’t be bad, assuming Tamils in the North-East can have Pondicherry like status and reasonable autonomy and freedoms, within the Indian union. If the Sirisena-Ranil-Sampanthan combo cannot find a reasonable solution within the next few years, more and more Tamils will feel the same.

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      Agnos

      “South, Indian annexation won’t be bad, assuming Tamils in the North-East can have Pondicherry like status and reasonable autonomy and freedoms, within the Indian union.”

      As far as the Hindians are concerned Sri Lanka is the Sinhala state of Hindia. Since Hindians have given Sinhala/Buddhist a long rope does not mean Sri Lanka is an independent free country.

      My fear is that if the Sinhala/Buddhist don’t behave themselves rest of the people will be forced to live under Hindian direct rule. The Sinhala/Buddhist fascism will be replaced by Hindian/Hinduttva fascism. In a way the Sinhala/Buddhists secretly wish Hindians to rule this island as you know they love sado masochism.

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        You talk about Sado-masochism. It is not sinhala people who gang raped that school girl. YOu read the story. IT is you Tamils. YOu people are silent and protecting those politicians who protected those killers.

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          Jimsofty the Dimwit

          Sado-masochism

          interaction, especially sexual activity, in which one person enjoys inflicting physical or mental suffering on another person, who derives pleasure from experiencing pain.

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    There was no Tamil Diaspora when Ceylon got independence, the result would have been different. Muslims of India got their own country Pakistan. UK and Israel cerebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Balfour declaration of creation of a Jewish state. The ‘Jews of South Asia’ will one day have their own state. Their power and influence is taking a different turn. Its The second generation Tamil Diaspora influenced by the first generation that will deliver the promised land. They are gradually entering the political power house in the UK, Canada, USA , Australia, and all over Europe. So Dayan watch out.But you and I may not be still living on this planet when that happens.

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      SL Tamil diaspora should follow the Punjabis first. It’s unbelievable the determination and work ethics of 2nd generation Punjabis to improve their community in their home country as well as work endlessly to seek justice for their parents, grandparents and great grandparents in India. I’m not sure why SL Tamil diaspora always talk about Jews first instead of Sikhs.

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        Singh

        “It’s unbelievable the determination and work ethics of 2nd generation Punjabis to improve their community in their home country as well as work endlessly to seek justice for their parents, grandparents and great grandparents in India.”

        A sound advice.
        However I suggest you should take your advice to the lazy bums in South of Sri Lanka, who call themselves Sinhala/Buddhists, do not want to work, or work hard, believe in entitlements, vote for 8 measures of free rice imported from the Moon, … envious of others, periodically start riots either to loot or burn down homes, premises and people then blame the victims,…………………… where as the Sinhala or Buddhist farmers toils all day, all week, all year and ends up in debts.

        On the other hand the Lazy Sinhala/Buddhist fascist bums send their female folks to medieval middle east kingdom where they toil, being nailed and die.

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      RAJASH: It is not UK, Canada, USA who decides what Sri lanka wants. Sri lanka does not bother in their systems. they also have people who are suffering. YOu Tamils are not amerindians who are neglected and dies beczause of alcoholism and sniffing PEtrol. YOu tamils have changed the country because of the power hungry SWRd. Sinhala people should aska govt which will bring back the Sinhale, sinhala is the official language and not the tamils who get educated, leave the country and then ask for orumiththa nadu, Sinhala flag and out country. Sinhala people should organize ang that kind of govt and not the kind that DJ is fighting for.

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        Jimsofty the Dimwit

        ” It is not UK, Canada, USA who decides what Sri lanka wants. “

        Actually what does Sri Lanka want?

        “Sri lanka does not bother in their systems. they also have people who are suffering. “

        As a huge wealthy power Sri Lankans must make it their business to poke their nose into other country’s system.

        “Sinhala people should organize ang that kind of govt and not the kind that DJ is fighting for.”

        There is no language left if you remove Tamil, Sanskrit, Pali, Dutch, Portuguese, Veddah creole English, …………… from Sinhala.

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          Native Vedda,

          Do you get paid (in $$$$s) according to the number of anti-Sinhala and anti-Buddhist replies you write?

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            Correct….NV gets paid by the word count of anti Sinhala and anti Buddhist garbage he spews……….

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              Hela

              “Correct….NV gets paid by the word count of anti Sinhala and anti Buddhist garbage he spews……….”

              I didn’t know you operate a bank account in my name. Are you the signatory to my bank account? How did you manage to open an account in my name, … Perhaps you have not only mastered identity theft but also using the account for money laundering, …

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              don’t pass misguided judgments about my friend Native. He calls a spade a spade.

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            Kumari

            “Do you get paid (in $$$$s) according to the number of anti-Sinhala and anti-Buddhist replies you write?”

            I write facts you type myth and blatant lies. You are rest assured I never write anti-Sinhala and anti-Buddhist response.

            I am a proud Veddah who love to challenge noisy Sinhala/Buddhist Fascist Ghetto builders. Join me you will feel empowered, energized, refreshed, feel good, …………..

            Actually I want to prevent Sinhalese and Buddhists converting to Sinhala/Buddhist Fascism.

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          Its time you came out of the Vadda mentality in this 21st century! You should stop the usage of insulting terminology! Respect the views of other people as the usage of insulting terminology only exposes what a weak personality you are! Grow up!! Write constructive criticism! Take this forum to a higher level!

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            Ruwan

            Come on, where were you when the Sinhala/Buddhist fascist threaten, bully, insult, degrade, ……………… others?

            Well probably you enjoy watching your “others” being humiliated.

            Hope you have the honesty and b***s to challenge the rest of your fellow racists.

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          NAtive Vedda: It is a lie that Sri lankan people are suffering. Ranil comes and say HE wants to increase the Gross revenue of People from $ 4000 to $ 5000. that is not needed,. Now people are under stress, they put their fathers in the dog cages and go to work. some take their parents by force and inhumanely to the Mahalu madamas as they can not looks after. What sri lanka needs is wealth distribution to poor people. We did not here that people are dieing because of starvation. but, we should have malnutrition. Stop talking stupid. Sinhala people are wiling to assimilate Tamils and give them a life. Tamil language is also english, Sanskrit and other local dialects. We Sinhala people do not deny we are mixed ad it is Ok if other people enrich our civilization.

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            Jimsofty the dimwit

            “We Sinhala people do not deny we are mixed ad it is Ok if other people enrich our civilization.”

            So please translate the following into Tamil, Sinhala and English:

            Klesavarana -visuddhi
            Nairatmya
            Puthujjana

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              Hinduism has incorporated buddhism. for example Upanishad is Majjima nikaya. the only difference is Hindus say there is Soul and there is Brahman (paramathaman). buddhists say Brhamn kneel in front of Lord buddha. Vishnu is also considered all three in HINduism

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              Are you affiliated with a certain temple. I get it.

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              “We Sinhala people do not deny we are mixed”. What a lie. Until the genetic studies exposed the Sinhala make up, there was propaganda that Sinhalese are pure Aryan ethnic group. Even now many Sinhalese are contesting the result of the genetic studies. Of course they have given up the Aryan nonsense but are now trying to link up a Bengali ancestry. That stupid fellow Premadasa even visited area in Bangladesh to trace his ancestry. Sinhalese are primarily Tamils who have evolved a language and culture of their own like how Malayalees did. Resemblance of Sinhala script to Malayalam adds weigh to this.

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        Jimsoft:It is not UK, Canada, USA who decides what Sri lanka wants.

        JImsofty:you are living in the same planet as KA sumanglam and Dayan an et el.

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    Why are so many people concerning themselves with what this “Used car Salesmen” is saying? For sure you have no intention of buying anything that he is selling.

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    Some politicians and some associations (including NGOs) are saying various things about a new constitution or amendments. All of them conveniently disregard the following facts.
    That we are a small country with a small population
    That the 13th Amendment is something forced on us
    That 13A was created to satisfy only a small section of the population (if we hold a referendum on the 13 A, it would have been rejected)
    That Provincial Council system is a White Elephant which is a serious drain on the public purse to feed hundreds or thousands of low level politicians and their acolytes.
    That we had a 30 year old battle to defeat a terrorist group which wanted a separate country and remnants of that group are still there

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    Government is telling us that there would not be any harm done to the country with the proposed
    Constitutional changes as the status given to Buddhism and whatever the word that is going to be used to identify the country, it would be one country. But no one talks about Vardharaja Perumal’s “unilateral declaration” and the late S V Chelvanayakam’s motto as we have heard “Now little, more later”

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    Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka
    *Nandikadal is only an episode – not the whole epic.
    * None among my scores of Sinhala friends/clients has had any congenital disorder or deficiency. They all have a healthy mind in a healthy body. (mens sana in corpore sano). I only consider the rabid racists among the Sinhalese as freaks.
    * I am not an ultra-nationalist. I am a Tamil nationalist and am proud to be one. I will remain so as long as the ultra-Sinhala nationalists deny our rights and dignity.
    * “Federal Party” (FP) vs. “Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK). There is no duplicity. ITAK is the official name- on all official records of the party. Maybe, finding it convenient, Southern politicians/ the press identified ITAK as FP. Not a misnomer, because the ITAK-ers are Federalists – just like Communists are called Marxists- Nicaraguan FDN fighters were called Contras. No dualistic trick: Republican Party (US) is a.k.a, GOP (Grand Old Party), Conservatives ( UK, Canada) are a.k.a. Tories. Grow up Dr.DJ. Look for the substance and not the style. Thank you.
    – Karikalan

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    Hey Dayan, you are talking about the present gov’t telling tall tales?

    Really? At least that’s all they are doing. What did your master do while he was in charge? He robbed, pillaged, pilfered billions of $ and slaughtered whoever stood against him.

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      Hey Dayan, seriously did you buy your certificate somewhere? You surely don’t sound like an intelligent guy, but rather a complete mutt!!!!

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