29 November, 2021

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The ‘Ugly Sri Lankan’: How Sri Lanka Is Losing The Legitimacy War

By Dayan Jayatilleka –

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

I returned from New Delhi over the weekend having spent a week there while presenting a paper by invitation at a seminar organized by the Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) the oldest strategic studies think tank in Delhi. I do not think the attendees at the IDSA annual conference on South Asia could be said to simply reflect the opinion of the Indian government establishment. Though the IDSA is linked to government—and here I must add, it is not only the Ministry of Defence but also the Ministry of External Affairs that supports it– it conducts independent research and the research fellows and staff are independent minded specialists of top quality who do not take their cue from the Government of India. It is no echo chamber. There were around 150 members of the audience who were basically strategic and security policy analysts and area specialists, with a sprinkling of officials. One may call it a significant segment of the strategic studies community.

From what I could discern, there is some concern and confusion with regard to missed opportunities for post war reconciliation on the part of Sri Lanka, the slow pace of delivery on promises of devolution as per the 13th amendment, the lack of progress on the implementation of the LLRC recommendations, the long term alienation of the Northern Tamils by overly large military footprint in the North, and the attitude of ‘triumphalism’ in the discourse of the regime.

My conversations left me with the impression that these strategic analysts believe that militant Tamil Nadu sentiment could have been forestalled and could still be countered by adequate devolution and implementation of the LLRC which would revive and restore better relations between Colombo and Delhi. My interlocutors were concerned about a new political culture which seemed to have arisen in Sri Lanka which was less democratic, more authoritarian, more militarized, more religious and ethno nationalist and less open minded than they recall Sri Lanka as being. What is the direction in which Sri Lanka is going, and what is the future that Sri Lanka envisages, seemed to be a question. There was some amazement that the Sri Lankan establishment seemed to think that the globalization of the Lankan issue – most visibly in the form of UNHRC resolutions and forthcoming moves in Geneva– could be countered by Colombo with only the support of China and Pakistan. I definitely got the impression that Sri Lanka has an image problem in Indian public opinion, that it had depleted its soft power and that a sophisticated new generation of young activist-lobbyists from Tamil Nadu and the Tamil Diaspora were beating Sri Lanka in winning hearts and minds.

It is important for Sri Lanka not to appear to have a breach or downgrade in its relations with its sole neighbour who also happens to be one of two Asian superpowers and the only one who has a strategic relationship with the world’s sole superpower. The global Tamil Eelam movement is trying to shrink Sri Lanka’s international space and to isolate Sri Lanka. It is seeking to widen the gap between India and Sri Lanka. It is therefore in Sri Lanka’s interest that this does not happen.

Thus it would help us if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were to attend. It would be a victory for the anti-Sri Lanka fanatics in Tamil Nadu if he did not attend and a victory of good sense if he did. It would also strengthen the pragmatists –or perhaps more accurately, the rational, pragmatic tendency or impulse– in government, state and society who/which won a crucial policy battle and pushed through the Northern provincial election after a quarter of a century. A downgrade in India’s representation would discredit the pragmatists and strengthen the arguments of the xenophobic elements within the State. From the point of view of India’s enlightened self-interest I do not see how it could be beneficial to be perceived as succumbing to political blackmail by Tamil Nadu in an issue of foreign policy. Such a retrenchment would subtract from India’s soft power in the South Asian region.

The campaign against Sri Lanka in the UK and Canada and the criticism that will manifest itself at the summit and its sidelines, should be a reality check for the Sri Lankan state. India, Canada and the UK are far from insignificant states. The Malaysian Opposition has also called for a boycott. Though the boycott call will fail, the volatility in the international arena around the Colombo CHOGM shows that the Sri Lankan state has lost the battle for international public opinion. Graham Greene once wrote a famous novel called ‘The Ugly American’. Thanks to the hubristic and truculent post-war ethos and discourse of the regime, it has been possible for the anti-Sri Lanka global campaigns to project an image of ‘The Ugly Sri Lankan’, or more correctly, ‘The Ugly Sinhala State’. We have almost lost our soft power, while Burma/Myanmar has regained hers! We have a chance to re-grow our soft power if we change our political culture and behaviour once we take over as Commonwealth chair. If we don’t we’ll be a propaganda, political, diplomatic and even economic target, a veritable dart board, as never before.    

There was a clear sense at the seminar in Delhi that the states—and certainly this includes Tamil Nadu—would have a greater salience in domestic politics and perhaps even foreign policy, than before. In a speech significantly enough in Tamil Nadu, the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Mr. Narendra Modi has called for a greater role in foreign policy to be given to India’s states. This is something that Sri Lanka will have to factor in and reckon with. The Tamil Diaspora is stronger and more in touch with Tamil Nadu than ever before, there is more anti-Lankan fanatical sentiment in Tamil Nadu than ever before, Tamil Nadu is more influential at the Centre (Delhi) than ever before and India is a closer strategic partner of the USA than ever before. It is a great and complex challenge to Sri Lanka. The regime’s strategic policy planners are out of their analytical league, out of their conceptual depth.                                  

There was no fear of China, because India is a self confident power which considers itself a marathon runner as one participant described it, due to the presumed systemic superiority in the long term of democracy and democratic values. India’s self confidence also stems from its new and growing partnership with the US and the West, cemented by those common democratic structures and values.  It also rests on India’s naval power which can use the Andaman and Nicobar islands to make China’s supply routes less than invulnerable. It was noteworthy that the country that had made most headway in South Asia in economic relations with China is none other than India itself. So there is a strong element of cooperation with China. There is however a discernible element, not of hostility, animosity or antagonism, but competition.

Within the conference, those of us – all ex-ambassadors- from Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh maintained a common posture of refusing to budge from our nonalignment between China and India and to engage in any unfair or one-sided criticism of China. We defended China against any such criticism. Outside the formal conference proceedings there was a bit of irritation that Sri Lanka seemed to think unrealistically and irrationally it could sustainably countervail India and its Western partner by clutching at a distant China.

I urged against a role in foreign policy for Tamil Nadu that smacks more of a confederation rather than a quasi-federal India, and that if such a role were perceived to have been accorded and if India’s Sri Lanka policy seems unduly influenced by an anti-Lankan pan-Tamilian nationalist, pro-Tamil Eelamist Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka would act or react as any state would under the circumstances anywhere and at any time in history, when there is a threat on a vulnerable periphery from a neighbouring landmass. It would seek out whatever allies it can get—and here I quoted Kautilya’s Arthashathra, to the effect that one’s neighbour’s neighbour is one’s natural ally. I also argued that undue external pressure would cause devolution to a vulnerable periphery would be scrutinized under a security microscope for its centrifugal and irredentist potential, and that within the state and ruling bloc there would be hardening and a shift in the centre of gravity.

There must be no illusions that our problems will cease or abate with a change of administration in Delhi. In fact a Modi administration will not be like the earlier BJP administration of Atal Behari Vajpayee. A Modi administration will be more robust and tough-minded in its reactions to perceived Chinese and Pakistani influence in India’s neighbourhood. It will regard China as more a rival than a mere competitor, especially in the South Asian region. A Modi administration will also have a far greater role for Jayalalithaa. Both these factors cannot but impact adversely on Sri Lanka. Lord Buddha recommended that the searchlight should be turned inwards. We need reflection, introspection, to understand why we are losing international support, losing the international battle, while having obtained much international support a mere four or five years ago.

This is a strictly post-war deterioration and decline in our international standing. Turning the searchlight inwards is the very opposite of what the strategists and ideologues of the regime are doing– which is to blame everyone apart from oneself; to see the source of the problem in everybody other than ourselves and our own attitudes. One of Sri Lanka’s traditional strengths over decades has been our democratic political culture, the rule of law and the control of the civilian authorities over the military. We were almost a Third World exception and even a South Asian exception, together with India. Now the growing external perception is that Sri Lanka is moving towards authoritarianism, ethno-religious majoritarianism and an excessively large role for the military. This is the profile of Sri Lanka that must be changed for the better. This profile is credible, though exaggerated, because the evidence is provided by the backward, arrogant and crude discourse of the regime itself– and here I am not referring to President Rajapaksa who is a much more pragmatic and flexible personality with decades of experience in the give and take of democratic politics.  Our international vulnerability greatly increased and our international support decreased precisely in the second Presidential term, not the first one which covered the war years. In the post-war years covering the second presidential term, there has been a shift in the ratio of forces within the regime and state.

That has in turn caused a shift in the discourse and profile of the regime, which is what has made us such an easy target in the global arena. Even our external relations and foreign policy discourse has become ‘securitized’ and hawkish. In a grotesquely surrealistic turn our embassies and the practices of our diplomats have become increasingly given over to mono-religious ritual. The most influential stakeholders and interlocutors in relation to our embassies are not the best educated youth, the top professionals and persons of achievement in the Sri Lankan Diaspora, but the chief incumbents of the local temples in those countries! None of this helps our external profile or help Sri Lanka communicate with the politicians and opinion makers of those countries. We no longer know how best to communicate persuasively with the world. We no longer know how to dialogue or even to debate and argue credibly.

Instead, we declaim. We must change our profile, and here we have the excellent example of Burma/Myanmar. We have a great opportunity with CHOGM and our imminent tenure as Chairperson. All we have to do is to take our new role seriously and act according to democratic, pluralist Commonwealth values. We must be a good, exemplary Chair. More concretely, we must immediately implement of the core proposals of the LLRC with regard to accountability and the appointment of a high-powered Human Rights Commissioner, while we must have a structured dialogue mechanism with the Northern Provincial Council and the TNA leadership on the subject of implementing the 13th amendment. But we must most certainly not move in the direction of federalization of the Sri Lankan state, which is dangerous, given that we are a small island with no ‘strategic defence in depth’, and there are seriously hostile Tamil Eelamist trends across a narrow strip of water in Tamil Nadu.

*This article is based on an interview given to Lasanda Kurukulasuriya of the Sunday Times, Colombo, which appeared on Nov 3, 2013 in her column ‘From the Sidelines’ under the caption “Tamil Nadu and the Diaspora – ‘A great and complex challenge to Sri Lanka’ ”.

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    Dr.D.J. Wrong heading for your article, Should it be “Ugly Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lankan”

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      Its all about COMMAND RESPONSIBILITY FOR RAPE WAR CRIMES – DJ! All your preaching at IDSA is to NO AVAIL.
      Rajapassa cannot let go his militarization path or hold on power because he will be dragged of to the Hague – Check out the horrifying pictures of Isipriaya – NO DOUBT about it.. sooner or later.. There will be NO accountablity and a consolidation of the military Dictatorship with the facade of democracy!
      Hence, there is only one solution – playing hardball with Rajapassa.
      Prince Charles – the Emperor who has no cloths since the sun set on the British empire some time back, should be asked by Ambassador Rankin to stay in England and not bestow his unwanted favours on the Rajapakse Military Dictatorship by attending the Commonwealth of Clowns.

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        Dayan, since you are such a genius at geopolitical and geo-strategic analysis please give your take on CHOGM – Commonwealth of Clowns Circus that Rajapassa is wasting so much mullah on?!

        Is it worth the money? And what is the Commonwealth Circus’s role in perpetuating colonialism and its double standards – by other means?

        Should Prince Charles who has been called Emperor who has no cloths be asked to stay home? Etc?

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          Rajapakse is the UGLIEST Sinhalaya modaya ever! He needs to find another country to be DICTATOR and stop harassing residents of Colombo.Central Colombo residents are fed of up this dictator and his gigantic ego and corrupt city beautification for his CHOGM Circus which has turned Colombo into a un-hygenic DUST BOWL where people are sick and fed up! Trees have been cut down, streets have been dug up for months, residents cannot sleep all night along Alexander Road because of road works and catapilar tractors digging up roads in the middle of the night in frenzy to show off to the CHOGM clowns. Mean while Gota the Goon’s security rehersals for the CHOGM circus and Charles, the emperor without cloths visit adds to the aggravation! What a hideous CURSE this RRajapssa CHOGM circus is to the residents of Colombo – who are forced to witness this Colonial relic celebrate the Rajapassa military dictatorship! Residents of the city who are suffering all sorts of health problems because of the CHOGM dust and pollution Colombo and will protest loud and clear when the Prince Charles comes to town for all the distress caused in his name!

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            “How Sri Lanka Is Losing The Legitimacy War” You don’t fight a war for legitimacy:

            It derives from the peaceful actions of the regime in governing the peoples with justice and fair play.

            DJ imagines that the world is trying to do something detrimental when the rule of law is obviously in-operational in Sri Lanka.

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      More suitable Barbaric sinhala buddhist blood thirsy srilankan….

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        Can you believe it, one of the ‘most venerable’ Bhikku of some chapter or the other has said recently: Most countries have violated human rights, it’s not only Sri Lanka; is this what Buddha’s teachings tell him?

        These Bhikkus the worst hate mongers, whom the ruling politicians follow.

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          It is TRUE that all countries HAVE violated human rights. Do not ever forget that the united states of America stands upon the genocide of the American Indians – yes for all practical purposes they killed them all. Look at Australia and you will see the very same genocide.

          That does not mean that all countries have the right to do so. But because sinhala buddhism has no absolutist morality – no right and no wrong – any good sinhala buddhist will happily violate human rights. It is very clear now that sinhala buddhists like to torture and rape and murder and they do it with much enjoyment and relish and pride for all the world to see and they carry their blood red flag with a lion brandishing a sword against the saffron and green stripes representing the minorities while showers of bo leaves representing the blessings of the buddha fall from all four corners. The world should reject this terrible flag and the people who call it their own.

          All this is VERY VERY UGLY though it may not seem so to sinhalese buddhists.

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            It is a castrated lion with four toes in the forefeet & no thumb which is essential to grasp objects eg. a sword.
            Ours is the only flag with a dangerous carnivorous animal on it – and on which bo-tree leaves appear to shower the blessings of the Enlightened One.

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            CHOGM is essentially meant to bring back UKIP fascist (extreme right wing) to the centre right wing Tory but nothing else. UK cannot afford to slip away from the EU for economic and defence reasons.
            Anyway, the present UK coalition is sure to fall at the next counting for another coalition without Tory and cMoron.

            (゜゜)~ It is important for Sri Lanka not to appear ……. the only one who has a strategic relationship with the world’s sole superpower (゜゜)~

            With South China Sea rendezvous in 2014 by IC (International Community; US,UK,France, and some western nations on the fringe) The gap between the Indians and Chinese is closing and hopefully by 2025 there would be just one super power with economic backing the original IC- Indo-China. IndoChino Bhai Bye Chew and Lie along with Nerooo and handen bath Srima are forgotten scrap.

            (゜゜)~ From the point of view of India’s enlightened self-interest I do not see how it could be beneficial to be perceived as succumbing to political blackmail by Tamil Nadu in an issue of foreign policy(゜゜)~

            Scumbag never heard of late Nani Palkiwala (jurisipudence)” Dharma” stopping the woman Indira whom even the US could not read from taking over the judiciary. Everyone goes in two’s but DJ’s faith he has to go in an apple to look for the flea bitten Sharma’s to palm backhanders who are in plenty within think tanks- political science; political defence; all Prick Cheney’s banksters.

            Not worth spending more time on douchbags like the father who know to write reports because that is all that they know similar to a gonwanse with the gun for the gun by the gun- read and chew the article.

            Anyone who lives on garlic should live alone.

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          The bhikkhu is right. He is not claiming that Sri Lanka is innocent, he is pointing to the hypocrisy of singling out Sri Lanka while ignoring Britain and the bombing of Dresden, the US in Iraq, the UK & US at Hiroshima, the US in Vietnam etc.

          So why is he a hate monger? Isn’t it you who are an idiot?

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            If others eat shit would you also eat shit? – that’s what the Bhikku is saying.

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            As Navaneethan Pillay said …you guys should open your eyes and ears and mind and follow what UNHCR is doing with other countries.
            They are indeed condemning Human Rights violation all over the world

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              Bur not those carried out by the US and Britain……

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          Belong to what chapter. There are three chapters Rape Chapter Kidnap Chapter Murder Chapter.

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      Wasn’t there any body at IDSA seminar to tell that,

      1. India started destabilizing Sri Lanka as early as 1978 by providing armed training , financing terror outfits in camps in Tamil Nadu, five years before 1983 July 23rd, so called “ethnic conflict” ?

      2. Wasn’t it (above 1) because President Junius Jayawadene’s pro US/West politics & capitalist economic theories adopted at a time all developing countries had done Socialist/ Marxist policies ?

      3. Wasn’t it (above 1) India had soviet Union on board during the cold war ?

      4. Didn’t India stop war on terror by Invading Lankan air space & dropping Dhal /some food parcels in front of Lankan Army camps ?

      5. Didn’t PM Rajiv Ghandi warn President of Lanka not to ground Indian Air Force planes by attacking with missiles ?

      6. Didn’t India finally realized the mistake by siding with Terrorists after Rajiv himself blown up by Indian made Terrorists ?

      Contact me next time if there is a similar summit by IDSA,so that it would make some sense.

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        Pretty good description. I think that India has learned a lesson the hard way. In the future India will have to fight its own battles by itself. So if the road from the airport belongs to another country that flies its flag and if the Colombo port is open to another country’s vessels that is something that India will have to deal with and not involve proxies. I am not an admirer of Kautilya and I think that I can do a much better job and quite frankly I would hire Assange as my minister of information and communication.

        Next time India has a Jayawardena issue it should say so and take the fox out without involving proxies and breeding tigers just because of a fox. These strategists who have been pulling Dayans legs must read the Hitopadesa before they take on foxes and they should assess the size of the fox first. If the fox is small then you do not need an army to fight it just pick up a stick and beat the shit out of the fellow which is what should have been done and if it had been done we would have had a secular democracy where anyone from anyone in the world could come and have a holiday or even live here without being tortured, raped and killed by sinhala buddhists.

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        (゜゜)~ India started destabilizing Sri Lanka as early as 1978 by providing armed training , financing terror outfits in camps in Tamil Nadu, five years before 1983 July 23rd, so called “ethnic conflict” ?(゜゜)~ Contact me next time if there is a similar summit by IDSA,so that it would make some sense(゜゜)~

        Big skunk ball less jo the used Elastoplast seated on a box of razor blades is not good enough for you “Biscuit Buffon”.

        Insulate your underpants and stop making tea in your pyjamas.

        WhooooHoooo ~゜k・_・k゜~ 

        Gota,”Booo”ta, Yak muck.

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      Contrary to the favourable propaganda this article is carrying, the IDSA is the epicentre of US influence in India through corruption. It is staffed and managed by former Foreign Service officials who have served in America and Europe, and military top brass formerly incharge of arms purchases and nuclera projects. All the associates and secretaries are handpiked from from a suspect Kerala ethnic community.

      These people without exception are ‘chosen’ because they have been on the take from the US embassy and the US arms manufacturers. Robert O Blake over the last four years further cultivated this lot.

      The invitation to Dr Jayathilaka is because of his pro-US views that are a natural fit to the project of this ADSI group to influence Indian policy. That is being kind to him.

      But sense will prevail In India because the honest bureaurats are still in charge at the PM’s office and the foreign affairs establishment. Thinktanks have a long way to go. They don’t control India like they do with America.

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        Red herring. Dayan has no pro American views unless you are implying that the USA is a fascist state. Dayan is a staunch sinhala buddhist. India is run by Indians and as far as I know all Tamils and all Keralites are Indians. The kautilyan state runs on corruption and this a conscious strategy. It will ultimately fail because people will all lose their integrity.

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        “Red herring. Dayan has no pro American views unless you are implying that the USA is a fascist state. Dayan is a staunch sinhala buddhist”

        Madde Gupte is right about the one meter chai folk- the romans drove the Jewish folk and some took refuge in Kerala so still there is a community there. 80% of US administration is Jewish similar to UK after WW1. The Bofors scandal and Rajiv.

        DJ is a ScheduleC pope boy leaning onto Sinhala Buddhist like the Prick Cheney bankster.

        Hanuman ki Jai

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      MR does not have to worry about the TNA and 13a. With racist morons like you and J Muthu, Mr Wigneswaran’s efforts are bound to fail.

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        TNA is not worried whether MR is worried or not. It is up to MR to worry or not to worry.

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      Dr. Dayan Jayatillaka,

      “The ‘Ugly Sri Lankan’”

      This is too wide a brush. Narrow it down. Be More specific.

      1. The Ugly Sinhala Buddhist Racist.

      2. The Ugly Tamil Racist

      So this excludes all other decent Sinhala Buddhists, Tamils and others who are not ugly,decent Sri Lankans.

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        There is always the dirty one in the middle & that’s why we all have middle fingers isn’t it comrade?

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        there is another dimension to this article…he is cleverly using the words How sri lanka is losing the “legitimacy war”

        he means how sri lanka is losing the battle to legitimice the war crimes…
        he admits it’s becoming ugly

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      Dayan,
      I am not intelligent like you.Also my knowledge is much to be desired.Your pa(Mervin Silva)was supposed to be a class act.I am sure that no one will dispute that.Once you were a minister of the NPC.After that you were close to Premadasa.Later some idiots beat you at the Kanathe.Then you were appointed as the Sl ambassador in France.You were an apologist for Mahinda.You are highly educated.Now what?You say that you went to New Delhi.Was it your money?If not who paid for it?Pl enlighten us.Whats next?Do you have a conscience?Your Pa is one Mervin Silva.So how come you are Jayathilaka?I am all lost at sea regarding you.Hope that you will enlighten me.Specially regarding your trip to Dalhi.Who paid for it?

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        Trust me.

        Delhi is lost. RAW is lost. Dayan Jayathilaka is lost.

        India is looking for ways to amend the broken bridges between Sri Lanka and India.

        Genius Dayan could not do it too.

        No one has read in between the lines of what Dayan has written.

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          “No one has read in between the lines of what Dayan has written.”

          Gota “Booo”tha Goootha is the greatest for he only kisses the ass of origin in Ethiopia so the embassy stays within the US because it is them.

          But India has 50/50 stake with the Russian 5th Generation of stealth fighter planes after the T50 of the Russians were found to be more effective than the best US stealth.

          You can train in India but you will purchase the MIG’s the way the Russians dish it out to you.

          If you don’t know how to modify it like the Indians have done with the first GNATS (that won the war in the valley of Kashmir against the best of US) or its MIGs that gave freedom to Bangaladesh.

          Now wash that southern sinhala buddhist amude of yours please- Phew

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    Rajash:

    The appropriate title would be “The Ugly Dayan Jayatilleka”. He was part of a ruthless regime that massacred thousands of civilians. This is the guy who hid the truth from the UNHRC. Like his compatriot Palitha Kohona, these two are as culpable as the regime itself in perpetrating human rights violations.

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      jansee…cannot agree with you more…and he is continuing with his lies..watched the debat on India Times…

      but as crazyoldmansl states belwo I was trying to be inclusive of all Ugyl Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lankans

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        I agree with both of you jansee & Rajash. Did DJ watch killing fields and no fire zone?

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          No.
          He said that he only watched Chennai Express recently.

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        “watched the debate on India Times”

        The Freudian slip stunned naga and dj took it up like a frog with an extended tongue.
        The Indian speakers had no class and that is inherent problem with their class and it has nothing to do with qualifications. Nothing is uglier than the dirty one in the middle so our middle fingers to them including the moderator. Moderator had his own dagger in Rajiv and stopped it there because school mate body guard sp raw was behind preme- boomerang Sonia the restaurant waitress in power.
        Just wondering if we have had a princess Di style lover??
        The roaches crunch pretty well!

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      jansee,
      Dayan justified the presence of the army in the north because,accoring to him sri lanka faced threats of invasion by ‘external forces’- this was when he was a diplomat.
      Now,he appears to have a change of opinion.
      The army’s presence and its activities have enraged the tamils against the regime,more than anything else.

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        He has indicated in one of his writings that should India decide to impose a blockade, it will be over for the SL army in hours. May be he had the Maldives “army” in mind. The changes that is alluded is more of a chameleon, changing to disguise. At one point, he shot his wide mouth with remarks that even the police and land powers should be refused or limited.

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    Ah good morning. Ugly sinhala buddhists.

    Do you want a Sinhala Buddhist State or do you want a secular “COSMOPOLITAN” one?

    Rajash is right. There are a few extremely intelligent and pleasantly inclusive, tolerant people on the island.

    Unfortunately the majority are UGLY Sinhala Buddhists who support torture, rape and murder, and who have subverted the legal system and democratic process and who are Fascists like the LTTE. In fact they proudly see themselves as sinhala buddhist lions just like the tamil tigers. and they do have that lion on their flag complete with sword aimed at the minorities and all that. The sinhala buddhist agenda is very clearly depicted on their flag.

    Did you know that you are one of these UGLY people by virtue of the way that you support the rape, torture and murder and oppression of the minorities? I hope those injuns told you that to your ugly face. Its high time you sinhala buddhists realized how ugly what you are doing – yes the sinhala buddhist sri lanka project and all – looks to the rest of the world.

    And look at the expressions one sees on the faces of your government? Plain fascism nothing more. Not even basic civility. I am sorry me boy but you shall go down in history as one of the chief strategists of what will come to be known as the “light of Asia Project” which involved the marginalization, terrorization, torture, rape and murder and forced assimilation of the islands minorities. in order to build the worlds one and only sinhala buddhist state which would then attempt to sinhala buddhistize the world with the help of China.

    I guess this is something that you will be proud of.

    Earnesto would kick your stupid ass if he were alive today.

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      Following is a list of Sri Lanka Tamil civilian leaders who were killed from 1975 to 1990. Leave out many leaders like Raviraj, Mahewaran like MPs who were killed after 1990, very many ordinary Tamil names could have been added to that list.

      All I am asking readers here is to tell us, whether it is the Sinhala Army or is it the Tamil terrorist LTTE that killed those in the list below?

      A.T. Duraiyappah [SLFP Mayor of Jaffna killed on 27.7.75], A.Thiagarajah [ex ACTC M.P. for Vadukoddai who later joined the UNP killed on 24.4.81], K.T.Pulendran [UNP Organiuser for Vavuniya killed on 19.1.83], A.J.Rajasooriar [UNP Organiser for Jaffna on 12.8.83], Mala Ramachandran [UNP MMC for Batticaloa on 1.9.83], Gnanachandiram [Ex District Judge Point Pedro and Government Agent Mullaitivu killed on 24.2.85], C.E.Anandarajah [Principal St.Johns College, Jaffna killed on 26.6.85], B.K.Thambipillai, [President, Citizens Committee Oddusudan killed on 22.8.85], V.Dharmalingam [Ex TULF M.P. for Manipay and father of D.Siddharthan Leader of PLOTE killed on 2.9.85], Alalasunderam [Ex TULF M.P. for Kopay killed on 2.9.95], P.Kirubakaran [Primary Court Judge killed on 11.3.86], Kathiramalai [Sarvodaya leader on killed 26.9.86], Vignarajah [Assistant Government Agent Samanthurai killed on 15.9.87], Anthonimuttu [Government Agent Batticaloa killed on.10.87], S.Jeganathan [Assistant Government Agent Batticaloa killed on 8.10.87], Sinnadurai [Assistant Government Agent Trincomalee killed on 26.11.87], M.E.Kandasamy [Principal, Palugamam Maha Vidyalaya killed on 14.12.87], S.Siththamparanathan [Principal Vigneswara Vidyalaya Trincomalee killed on 31.1.88], S.Wijayanandan [District Secretary Ceylon Communist Party killed on 8.3.88], Velmurugu Master [TULF Organiser and Citizens Committee Member Kalmunai killed on 20.3.88], Rev. Father Chandra Fernando [President, Citizens’ Committee, Batticaloa killed on 6.6.88], Rajshankar [President Citizen’s Committee Tennamarachchi killed on 27.10.88], S.Sambandamoorthy [Ex TULF Chairman District Development Council, Batticaloa killed on 7.3.89], V.M.Panchalingam [Government Agent, Jaffna killed on 1.5.89], K.Pulendran [Assistant Government Agent, Kopay killed on 28.6.89], A.Amirthalingam [TULF Leader and National List M.P. killed on 13.7.89], V.Yogeswaran [ex TULF M.P for Jaffna killed on 13.7.89], Dr. (Mrs) Rajini Thiranagama [Lecturer in Anatomy at the Jaffna University and co-author of the ‘Broken Palmyrah’ killed on 25.9.89], Ganeshalingam [ex EPRLF Provincial Minister for North & East killed on 28.1.90], Sam Thambimuttu [EPRLF MP] and Mrs. Tambimuttu killed on 7.5.90], V.Yogasangari [EPRLF MP killed in Madras on 19.6.90], A. Thangadora [TULF MP for Trincomalee]. I have not added NON-Tamils like Rajive Gandhi.

      Had MR not lead a war to eradicate Velu and his terrorist gang, we would be adding many more names to that list daily even today. Which war didn’t have collateral deaths? How many civilians were killed by IPKF. So why blame just SL Army.

      It is Velu who forced the civilians to tag with him and be a shield to his gang. It is Velu who decided to fire heavy arms from hospital premises and civilian abodes to get a return fire to those places and get the condemnation by IC. Just like the deaths of those in the list, it is Velu who chose the place and date for those civilians’ death as well. If racist Diaspora and Natu Tamils go berserk like monkeys we couldn’t care less.

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        Tamils killing Tamils the BEST things that ever happened on earth.

        Tamils are cannibals. Thank god for that!

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        Aiyo Banda, why did u decide to leave out MPs Raviraj and Maheswaran from the list? Is it because you KNOW that they were bumped off by the emerging terrorist brotherhood?

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          and Rajan Kadirgamar for whom they built a memorial to fool the world and conduct an annaul lecture to the fool the world annually

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        Bandoooooooooooooo,
        I am sinhalese, but against Rajapskse, virulent outfit.

        Did not SINHALESE kill their own sinhalese in LATE 80ties. In that insurgency how many of the youth across the country went missing, were burnt on the tyre pires, dead bodies floated on the kelaniya and other rivers…. so what do you think about those incidents.
        It is believed that Gotabaya had been involving all those mathale killings .. and mathale graves would reveal more if they would be investigated by them properly ( not in this life :)…. ). How many of us just registered students to lanken universities were compelled to run away to escape the life. So no talks about the activists. Be the perpetrators were by JVPers or state… their sinhalese have deliberately involved in killings of own people.

        And the Baratha murder, even if MR is said to have shed crocodile tears immediately hearing the loss of Baratha.. dont you think, that the bugger himself mediated killing him ? If not why he should have protected the key murderer of the case -Duminda to that manner ? Today Duminda is reappointed as the organiser to the very same areas. Is that not from MR himself.. ? Where have you been all the times BANDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO:… are u at all healthy to see things in this way ?

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          As for me, I am pro-Sri Lanka. If I perceive MR is also pro-Sri Lanka, then I am pro-MR. I hate the terrorists but I have no animosity against any politician.

          Pity you didn’t understand the end part of my comment or the reason for listing that list. I meant; Tamils killed their kith and kin but lay they laid the blame on Sinhalas. True Sinhalas killed Sinhala JVP lads but they hadn’t put the blame on Tamils. See the difference.

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            You know Bandi,
            They the MR administration deliberately killed thousands of tamils civilists. So do the same admin with sinhalse. Best incident – Rathupaswala, not even few weeks ago. So, they cant allow any war crime investigations. In the same manner, they dont allow any crime investigations today to be carried out to the manner, in CBK or previous regimes did them.

            Please add me at least one single example where MR administration held an acceptable crime investigation convicting the key murderers as due…

            If you come with the facts, I will bet you – I will even JOIN upta and continue working for them. Right at the moment, being the west, I am thinking whether or not to return MOTHERLAND. But in an environment where no rule of law is diminishing, I would not want to stay permanently.

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            (゜゜)~I hate the terrorists but I have no animosity against any politician!

            Banda B.O. … that we all call you the wonder boy in the political field??

            Because, we all wonder when you’re going to wash! WhooooHoooo ~゜k・_・k゜~ 

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        Where is the list of Sinhala terrorist war criminals killed. I understand there is no room for that. It is too long.

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        All these killing were done by Sinhalease army and thugs. Even more. They killed Kadirgamar who worked for them. If there is killing in any part of the world you can expect to see at least some of them. and they blame it on somebody. Who will believe them no body.

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        Banda, do not be so one sided. I remember well the spring of 1971 and the bodies of young Sinhalese all the way from Thummula junction up to Haputale, in the Dumbara Valley, down the road to Galle and Matara and so much more. Even today as I travel our magical island I am haunted by pestilential visions at certain places where it seems to me at a certain junction a man is dangling on a rope, or wearing a necklace of burning rubber, or floating bloated downstream as we go on the bridge over the Kalu Ganga at Kalutara.
        Banda, I can name some of them, I couldn’t possible name all the 40,000 plus.
        The truth is that when it comes to shock and awe nothing beats our state sponsored yakko with a gun.

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          Spring Koha,
          We often see many a moving image of yakkos in the US shooting even small kids from the hip. Of late, we learned even a pizza delivery man is not safe from no gun yakkos of the UK. I feel we’re lucky here for MR had rid the Tamil Pol Pot for good.

          I cannot narrate on burnings, hanging or floating of dead bodies in 1971 for I wasn’t in Sri Lanka at the time. In fact, I had left Sri Lanka for studies long before that. All that we heard was government forces had put down an insurrection by misguided youth. I knew every action has an equal and opposite reaction. I am glad it ended the way it did.

          About the 40,000 or so killed, if you can name only some of the killed, why fool others pretending to have a list to identify them.

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        Why have a cut off year 1990 leaving out Raviraj MP,Maheswaran MP,
        Taraki Sivaram & Loganathan Ketheeswarn all of whom were Tamils killed after that.What is the significance?

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        You are right, MR eradicated Prabhakaran for murdering Tamils but, wait a minute, in the process MR murdered more than possibly 70,000 Tamil civilians. Go to any store you know, buy a weighing scale and then put those who Prabhakaran murdered on on and in the other the 70,000 murdered by Rajapaksa. See for yourself how bad and dirty is the Rajapakse regime.

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    Sri Lanka doesnt have an image problem at all.
    Sri Lankans are liked by any nationality in the world
    and there is no doubt about it. Indians love Srilanka and us,
    that including the TN. Those TN politicians balme only Rajapaksas not its people. Last night there was a debate on NDTC 24X7 about Manmohans participation in CHOGM. There were eight members debating and even then none blamed the people or Srilanka but the Rajapaksas. Only Subramaniam Swami tried his best to defend the regime with his weak arguments.
    the problem is Rajapaksas. Why cannot you say that Dayan?
    This family is THE problem. It seems that you are again in MR’s lap.

    You enjoy DJ, let the country and its future go to hell.

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      Pandu, friend, I also listen to those news hour sessions telecasted by Indian TV channels.

      I agree with you in termS of DJ’s – he is very selfish guy who would not see anything but only his next posts. As one who would never find any good in MR outfit, I also see no good in DJ.

      The problem to us is also Rajapskss not the lanken stupid folks that have no capacities to see it right at the moment.

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        Sonn ,

        “arrogant and crude discourse of the regime itself– and here I am not referring to President Rajapaksa who is a much more pragmatic and flexible personality with decades of experience in the give and take of democratic politics.”

        this is how our super duper spin doctor scores browny points , i think he is desperate for another postings in Geneva and is ready to serve MR again even under his former immediate boss Sajin Vass !

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      Partially true. We have no hatred with Sinhalese, but we will fight out sinha-racists who love blood and flesh of Tamils.

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        Sonn/Mani, Racists are a small monority but lethal.
        The problem is not them, the problem is the good
        people’s silence.
        Lets take this comical parliament we have. Do you honestly think that all those members backing Rajapaksa from their bosom?
        Almost all of them are laughing at this family business King Kekille.
        Look at some those minister nitwits & pinheads and do you think those educated people working with/under them admire or respect them? They dont but they have to say yes sir yes sir three bags full.
        Mani, I dont see any difference between the brutal LTTE/BBS/Taleban/Shivsena and any fundermentalists or so called hardliners. I hate any and all kinds of racism and discriminations. You guys Tamils also made some huge mistakes in the past starting from Ponnampalam Ramanathan. So maye we all were wrong. Who made Mahinda a hero, Sinhalese? No, Its Prabakaran. Do you want me to go there?
        Now lets find a way to unite the country and live peacefully for sake of our children. Its not easy but its not impossible.

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          “Now lets find a way to unite the country and live peacefully for sake of our children. Its not easy but its not impossible”

          Like the Yankees would say “deal with it in god we trust”

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        Have no delusion that the most wonderful thing is: That no man, though he sees others dying all around him, believes that he himself will die.

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        we dont eat beef. dont worry

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    “his profile is credible, though exaggerated, because the evidence is provided by the backward, arrogant and crude discourse of the regime itself– and here I am not referring to President Rajapaksa who is a much more pragmatic and flexible personality with decades of experience in the give and take of democratic politics.”

    This is DR DJ’s insurance policy against a possible White Van treatment!

    You have eloquently outlined as to why Sri Lanka should adopt a democratic platform for the reasons of security and also to neutralise the threats from TN but you failed to show what is Just. You should argue that It is Just to treat all Sri Lankans equal; it is morally just to grant the Tamil Language a rightful place in the country; it is democratic necessity to devolve power to the N&E. These are the sentiments that you should project on the basis of morality and democratic values not because of security threats!

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      Fascists do not have any idea of morality or democracy and Dayan is a fascist. He is a slime ball like all fascists and he argues for what is convenient/ He does not argue anything based on a moral position and lately I have been told that this is common problem with all sinhala buddhists because buddhism is not an absolutist ideology like other religions which have clear cut notions of what is good and bad, right and wrong. So it may be that buddhism is a foundation on which fascism can easily be built. Those who have studies the rise of fascism under Hitler know that there was just such a philosophy behind his fascist regime and this lack of absolute right or wrong – lack of morality or justice so to speak – was what allowed him to kill the Jews in such a methodical way.

      You should have seen Dayan stamping his feet and ranting and screaming “Kill, kill, kill the snake” while the bombing was going on during the last days of the war. Some of his ranting is on record too and his war dance may make an appearance on channel 4 at any moment. He was quite happy to preside over the bombings that all of us knew were going to affect civilians as well but he vehemently insisted that it must go on regardless of civilian casualties.

      Well he and those he supported had their day and we have to face the consequences which when they come will be terrible. I think they have already begun. Dayan thinks that he has bested kautilya but the Indian serpent has hardly moved.

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      I dont think Dayan or most of sinhalese commentators here have any problem with giving Tamil language equal place and devolving power. Already gov has started to doing this. Dayan has repeatedly said proposals in LLRC must be done even in this article.

      Power devolution and Tamil language equality are the only two things that you are pointing at. But in reality gov has done a lot to give equality to tamil language and power devolution. Dont say NO because it is an out right lie if you did.

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      I dont think Dayan or most of sinhalese commentators here have any problem with giving Tamil language equal place and devolving power. Already gov has started to doing this. Dayan has repeatedly said proposals in LLRC must be done even in this article.

      Power devolution and Tamil language equality are the only two things that you are pointing at. But in reality gov has done a lot to give equality to tamil language and power devolution. Dont say NO because it is an out right lie if you did.

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    You donkey do you think that we in sri lanka are blind to this? “Now the growing external perception is that Sri Lanka is moving towards authoritarianism, ethno-religious majoritarianism and an excessively large role for the military.”

    We could clearly perceive this long before your “external masters”started to perceive it and remember that these external masters of yours are the ones who sent you up the murunga tree in order to destroy piraphakaran and his bunch of fascists only to turn against your own fascist agenda the moment you tried to push it. Of course YOU could not perceive it and you refused to perceive it as you refused to perceive the fascism in yourself and the fascists you support precisely because you are one of the most well formed fascists of the day.

    You cannot play kautilya using his writings. You need to understand how his mind works. Kautilya will continue to get you to do his dirty work and you can bet he will set you up against china or set china up against you and then you will be roasted on a spit like all good pigs in china end up.

    You are on the edge and it will take just a few more of your wiggles for you to feel the spit, maybe another of your wellawatta threats should do the trick, go on and give it a try shall we? Lets have the story about the one million chinese guns and bullets at the ready to kill off one million Indian Tamils in Sri Lanka and lets spice it up with the story of chinese supply lines from hambantota and mattala (while the birds at weerawilla watch in silence)through wellawaya reaching the patriotic sri lankan army in the tea bushes of the central hills fighting the democratic forces that have thrown out the fascists. You will be up in them hills me boy with your favorite bunch of fascists the way things are going.

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    The Rajapakse administration has cultivated the Editors of the Times of India, the Indian Express, the pro-Hindutva Daily Pioneer and the Chennai-based The Hindu. It has paid B grade journalists such as Sandhya Jain and anti Sri Lankan Tamil fascist Indian intellectuals such as Radha Rajan to support it in the media. The Rajapakse speak in India endeavours to parody Sri Lankan Tamil nationalism as a Christian church sponsored exercise in an effort to woo the Hindutva segment of India’s political spectrum. The end goal is to reach out to Narendra Modi. I think it has been quite strategic in its outreach contrary to what Dr. Dayan mentions here – although I respect him.

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      Modi and Tamilnadu BJP and hidutva forces already viewed very seriously the violations and temple demolition, otherwise what is the need for Modi to tell that Srilankan tamils need to be protected . When I first started reading CT, my first comment in CT was the possibility of this.

      1) Improved china-india relationship with Wen as premier
      2) Modi – Jaya combination to resolve this issue.

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        manisekaran:

        But the newly minted member of BJP Subramanian Swamy has altogether a different story to narrate. Also, before you forget, when the last Parliamentary Committee from India visited SL, the blatant statements made by the BJP reps was nothing short of being disgraceful.

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          It’s too vast a nation with different ethnicities to enlarge how UP/Bihar’s behave even under cross voting. Eg. Leader of opposition Haryana woman said I would shave my head if Sonia becomes PM so she needs to find any ally close by. Martawada is where Modi had his training not Gujarat and it does not waver Om.

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          Why do you waste your time on what SS had to say? He is like his god Moraji auto urine therapy and its taking its toll. He will go away like Jagiva Ram- cant do wont do.

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          Jansee, I see your point. But no one in TN or BJP will pay any attention to his words in policy making. Do you think so?
          Yes, I do agree, when Swasma swaraj came to island, she was impressed with development work, but internal reports suggest that she complained to PSC that GoSL was not interested for a meaningful peace.

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        Aney idiotic manisekaran, the reason for Modi to talk about tamils in SL is to win votes in TN as this is the best time to outsmart Congress in TN. Othervise it is not about temples.

        MR is more of a Hindu than a buddhist. That explains the relationship between MR and subramanium swamy

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          “MR is more of a Hindu than a buddhist.”
          He is Booo ta Gooo ta!

          You dont eat beef but you like SS is on auto urine therapy.
          They do slaughter the cow in Bengal and Kerala and export too.
          seems like you got bird flu.

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    To some people Dayan Jayatilleka may sound good at the moment (wink wink Ben Hurling) but it only takes a two year ambassador post somewhere to shut him up. And this time he will be more silent than a snail for sure. If that is the way he chose to live his life (with that precious education in “politics”) he should have kept his mouth shut while in France. But, oh know… he had to show-off his “analytical thinking” to everyone and completely forgot he was playing the role of brown-nose at that time. Thus he lost his post and out of a job (spare an occasional bone thrown by a NGO in the form of a speech).
    Now his only option is to stay relevant and on TV until some politician with a list of ambassador posts thinks of him and hope that Rajapaksa, on that particular day, will be in a good mood to beckon him and rub his head; like it was with Mervyn Silva.
    The sad part about it is that he is right. That is exactly what will happen (except may be the head rubbing part). And those who see through this monkey business will be able to nothing to change anything. It is like watching a movie; you can’t change the plot. All you can do is just watch and hope the story ends well.

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      No Katmai,
      Not even 2 year contract, he would be fine with few travels on contract basis. The bugger, trying call him an academic but doing the opposite again and again. Can these diplomats EVER be comparable with those seniors like Dr. Jayanatha Danapala ?
      By listening to TV diaglogue, I felt Mr Jayathilaka seem to have lost his own identity – not the country but he himself has to work on his IDENTITY.

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    Suddha buggers will use Ch4 to haunt and frame Rajapakses with war crimes.
    As the things are happening one day Rajapakses will have to start dancing to suddha buggers tune, else face consequences.

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    It is not an “Image Problem” as you seem to think: “I definitely got the impression that Sri Lanka has an image problem in Indian public opinion, that it had depleted its soft power and that a sophisticated new generation of young activist-lobbyists from Tamil Nadu and the Tamil Diaspora were beating Sri Lanka in winning hearts and minds”.

    It is a character problem. You have to change the way you think, the way you behave and the way you are and this is quite impossible and so in time the response will come and I hope I am dead by then. The tiger will not change its spots and this lion will never drop its sword until someone or something turns it into road kill.

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      “in time the response will come and -I hope I am dead by then-. The tiger will not change its spots and this lion will never drop its sword until someone or something turns it into road kill”

      Bill gates changed the way we think today thanks to the simple fun loving hippies who gave him that break through- in memory of that bill has set up the largest homeless charity in the world.
      So don’t go away that soon because many changes are taking place within next year and their combinations and permutations are unpredictable.

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    “Sri Lanka has an image problem in Indian public opinion” says DJ,
    it is not the image stupid, it is the reality or actuality on the ground in Sri Lanka that has brought it the parayah status.

    You don’t need a PhD in political science to figure this out, and all the circumlocution going with it.

    Reality is fleshed out:

    Periodic pogroms against Tamils culminating in genocide in 2009, and genocide continuing in hidden forms with repression.

    Traditional Tamil lands are grabbed from the rightful Tamil owners and colonized with Sinhalese from the South to change the demography that existed for millenniums. Tamil land is swamped with Sinhala soldiers and police.

    Rape and murder of young Tamil women by security forces, and sterilizing of Tamil women in the North, East and the Highlands are endemic.

    Discrimination of all kinds, and damaging or destruction of Hindu temples, Mosques, and Churches. Indiscriminate state sponsored building of Buddhist temples/Stupas in traditional Tamil speaking region.

    All these are facts: In the internet, mobile camera, and twitter world news spreads like wildfire. Even the hidden genocide of 2009 is slowly coming to light, thanks to Channel 4, and Callum Macrae.

    There are international entities and Sri Lanka trying to hush the war crimes and crimes against humanity.

    It is a shame for you to suggest the cruel genocidaire Rajapakse take the chair of the Commonwealth: That will be a cruel joke and an international scandal.

    I believe Channel 4 will explode a bombshell in time for the CHOGM in Colombo and put the immoral delegates to shame.

    Don’t try to put the blame on Tamils from Tamil Nadu or the diaspora: They are not from the outer space; they know what their race is being subjected to for 65 years in Sri Lanka. No other race today has suffered such a fate.

    Open your eyes, open your mind, open your heart: Go talk to ordinary Tamils in the North or East – get a Sinhalese interpreter who is fluent in Tamil, if you don’t trust a Tamil one.

    Your glossing over and white washing Sri Lanka during your ambassador days won’t work anymore.

    If you have a conscience go find the truth like Callum Macrae is doing.

    I repeat, it is the truth stupid, not the image: Image can give temporary succor, but truth will out itself.

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      Dayan does not have a conscience. He has a track record and the underlying trend towards fascism is very clear.

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        Lapdogs in general have no such conscience. They just ignore all these if the offers bring them more advantages. latter is the case with our SELF DESCRIPTIVE wonder maker DJ. It is just selfishness what matters for him and the like. This we have noticed if looking at the archive of all the articles this writers publish on CT and GV platforms

        a) once being totally against – by comments or in the sentiments added to his articles

        b) then again praising the current brutal regime

        WHERE HAS THE CONSISTENCY GONE ?????????????????????????????????

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          DJ s involvement is more or less comparable to the role of a foot ball. Players are MR and abusive thugs. If DJ would be posted to Geneva against, he would come with a new article pleasing the virulent minded of the bunch – exactly to the manner Dayasiri did it. So ?

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          “It is just selfishness”

          Be careful how you view the above. Bill Gates is “virtue of selfishness” like the other Richie riches.
          Bill has some of the largest charities in the world and it has nothing much to do with tax evasion. It is altruism that is the cause of today’s problem as before- deepan pukka lokkata dpl (’-’*)

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      There are no Sinhalese for gov to use and settle in so called tamil homelands. There have never been a sterilization of tamil people. Even with a war Tamil population has increased 34.0% in SL from 81 to 2011. That is evidence for SL providing.

      If tamils are in a tragedy today (which is highly exaggerated), it is due to their own actions. It was the LTTE whom many TD and many here supported and funded that destroyed the tamils as a community in SL.

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    DJ has come with Indian instructions.

    Expect more Indian advice from him.

    SL is ugly because of Tamil Nadu language speakers illegally living in SL. Otherwise SL is the most beautiful country in the world.

    Walk around Wellawatta and Kotahena and see how ugly these flat-shanty people are. Black as Africans and stinky as Tamils!

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      The Danse Macabre of Sri Lanka’s Liberal Democracy, William Clarance, Global Asia Volume3 Number1(2008): ”Within months of independence(1948), nearly one million Tamil plantation workers of Indian origin were deprived of their voting rights and citizenship. Such a blatantly discriminatory measure also entailed the loss of seven minority seats in parliament, thus upsetting the compromise on balanced representation that had been the basis for minorities accepting the constitution….”

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        Commonwealth values Davidson!

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          Middle Eastern countries invite workers to work in their countries from all over the world. However long the workers work there, none get any voting rights or citizenship. But no HR organisation complain about it.

          British grabbed Sri Lanka kingdom in 1815 by trickery. Then they brought about ‘the waste land’ act, grabbed Sinhala owned lands, transformed most of it as large plantations using Tamil labour imported from South India without our consent. British wouldn’t cared damn about sudden geographical and ethnic imbalance they have brought about. British only wanted its mother country benefit from the whole process.

          No wonder, neocons wouldn’t write about no voting, no citizenship right etc in the ME. They wouldn’t write about the wrongs their ancestors did to us either. But they would highlight how we have deprived voting and citizenship rights of workers brought down to their benefit. Typical British.

          I think after independence, our government should have asked the British to accept the labourers they have brought down as their own subjects or packed them all to where they came from at their cost. Anyway as of now, I am glad Mrs B had resolved the problem at long last amicably with India.

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            “But no HR organisation complain about it.”

            You sound like a belching farting camel to think that all western human rights organisations are demanding for workers rights.

            +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

            Most of the planning and design was by British companies

            This not only hilarious, but also unbelievable.

            Can you believe this!!!

            In Dubai, they forgot one “LITTLE” thing…!!

            The modern Arab world!! You have seen those architectural wonders of Dubai .

            However, none are hooked up to a sewer system!

            The two minute video below passes a line of poop trucks and never gets to the end of the line. What were these people thinking?

            An unbelievable amount of sewage is generated by the new high-rises and there is no place to dispose of it. Camel sense seems about right!

            Dubai doesn’t have a sewage system for all those big new buildings so they haul it all away in tank trucks.

            Look at the number of tank trucks that are waiting to dump their load.

            This is amazing. They wait for days to dump their load.

            You would have thought that by building all those huge skyscrapers they would have enough sense to put in a sufficient sewage system to haul away all that crap.

            You would imagine that those building that look amazingly beautiful were built on a well-planned system of utilities. But, that’s NOT TRUE!!

            Please watch the following link:

            http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/-pQdjwliLMA?rel=0


            Time you enjoy wasting is never wasted

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            But SL fools failed to repatriate them. That is the problem.

            When citizenship act was passed, these ILLEGALS should have been DEPORTED immediately.

            SL has given them citizenship, Thesavalami, land, free education, free medication, Tamil language, etc., etc. and the parasites have no reason to leave!

            Tobacco slaves in the north, Tar slaves in the east, Tea slaves in the centre, Toilet slaves in Colombo city.

            IF SL is the have peace MAKE LIFE MISERABLE for Tamils. Then they will leave. Now Tamils in SL have MORE than Tamils in India or Malaysia.

            Only in SL Tamilian language is an official language! Disgusting. There is no need for this. It attracts more kallathonis adding to the 2,500,000 already in SL.

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              But SL fools failed to repatriate them. That is the problem.

              That is the major and the only problem.

              Find ways to get rid of them.

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            Long before the British the Dutch grabbed Sinhala and Muslim lands in Jaffna and settled Kerala slaves brought down from south India for tobacco cultivation.

            These Kerala Kallthonis are the SL Tamils.

            They cannot be SL because their language is found in India!!!!

            If they are native to SL how come they speak an Indian language?

            They MUST BE Indian and must go back to India.

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              Really admire your brains. must be the pigs you are eating in the name of the buddha!

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            So according to you, just because they the middle east countries, China and Russia go on with their HR violations, should we also join them Bandooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo?

            If you have a little brain the size of a mustard seed, you should not argue in this way. Your grand children would curse on you man. Stop being bound to the abusers of the nation, …. if not today when. You are now old man – in your late 60ties, so try to learn it from the young ones if you failed to do so inthe past few decades.

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      Hey Lorenzo- Not getting any joy are you?
      Try a little bit harder to antagonise our Tamil brothers

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        Who on earth is Lorenzo?

        Sounds Portuguese not Arabic.

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      Hi my 3/4 wit friend. Isn’t there a cinema hall in your village? Your father could have amused himself by doing something else other than to help produce you . You clot listen you are the most hated being on this forum can’t you realise you brainless peasant. Do every body a favour kill your self you dirt.

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    Dr.DJ,

    The country is ruled by Gota Rajapakse, Wimal weerawanse, Champika and Kekeliya. Mahinda Rajapakse is now not worried about Nation, People, International opinion or war crimes. His all focus on how to give the next presidency to his son Namal. You must be cautious about Rajapkase family. Don’t go beyond the limits. You may not get white van. It will be black & white.

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    DJ, I pity you that you figure this out very late vice man? For you, we are just madras cafe banning folks, is n’t it?

    K A chummasekara, over to you, as per your Mumbai friend, Naduan has no role in India. Pity that you have got such a stupid Maharastrian as your friend.

    The only solution lies in accepting TNA requests of federalism and war crime investigation in the long run.

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    Thiru,

    “Traditional Tamil lands are grabbed from the rightful Tamil owners and colonized with Sinhalese from the South to change the demography that existed for millenniums”

    The millenniums you talk about is in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu is the place which gave birth to your culture.How on earth can you claim 1/3 of the isnd for less than even 5% of the people. Historical Facts nor numbers justify this.

    your comment to Dayan saying that sri lanka has an image problem india was “You don’t need a PhD in political science to figure this out, and all the circumlocution going with it”

    Your investment in Rajives murder is much worse than our current image

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      What gave rise to the Sinhala culture then? Is it Portuguese?

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      The gap is getting closer because we want it all back. Promise we will make it the one and only loving Sinhala Buddhist Schedule Caste State of India eg’s like Sikkim Nagaland etc.The only buddhist kingdom Bhutan is itching to come over- We lead the way not your tate motte’s and we are not different from communist china (it respects buddhism only as a faith)which has the very best of Gautama anywhere in the world. Join us or end up like rajinish in a middle eastern exeyshop.

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    You know what Javi would say about this?

    @at the caning post….for view!!!!!
    Sans everything ppp laurette

    Abhish varnish off a ducks back not water
    CrO2 &&&& ducks You know it makes sense.

    Sat Sri Akal

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      (゜゜)~ You know what Javi would say about this?(゜゜)~

      Javi is a flower that goes for your throat when you sniff it- it’s looks like the araliya and does not hide in TN for independence because it was always born free.

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

      See my nose its nice and cold.

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    Dr J, you have missed all the lies you said in the telecast interview. You said Red Cross was there during the war, you said SL Military may have violated human rights, but there are other articles which prove beyond doubt the Red Cross had to withdraw as the Government bombed their locations and indicated that they cannot assure the safety further you yourself have said that the soldiers committed human right violations. Why cannot you be honest to yourself.

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    ” It’s Not Genocide, Army Could Have Won The Battle With Higher Civilian And Less Army Casualties – ICRC To US Mission To UN “

    This was NOT available to the author while in New Delhi. All the mud thrown at the army has effectively been nullified by the ICRC.

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    Look. The ugly sinhala buddhists are at it again.

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/a-man-is-being-tortured-at-bandaragama-police-station-now-ahrc/

    These are Dayans sinhayo

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    Are these Indians pretty?.

    The Butcher from Gujarat, is being groomed as the Next PM.

    Do these defence dudes think it is pretty?.

    Can Dayan neutralize the BBC, Cameron , Harper, Pillai and PM Rudra even if we appoint him as the Goodwill Ambassador next year, when CHOGM comes under Rajapaksa?.

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      “The Butcher from Gujarat, is being groomed as the Next PM”

      The same western media that pointed a finger at him is licking their own wounds because IC recommended him than ass licking sushima the upstart civil servants daughter who sought under king pong/boootha.

      So the slug sumana is dreaming of becoming a high caste which even preme could never and neither would s/c dj because he has blood in both hands of the sinhala buddhist and tamils- even the pope has a limit to confessions so he freewheels.

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        Calling Narendra Modi as “Butcher” is a fad by much of the Indian media. But not much is said or written by the hundreds of Sevaks
        – roasted alive and the thousands of Hindus put to the knife and fire in Gujarat in the riots. Just as little is said of Modi’s offer of friendship to Muslim leaders in his State – some of them his colleagues in the party and in the local administration. In the event of a Modi victory I expect there will be senior Muslims in his Cabinet. His resolve to defend and fight for Hindus will not be at the expense of other minorities within the sprawling nation. Let us remember half a million Hindu Pundits have been
        chased away from Kashmir. In 1947 in the present Bangladesh region the Hindu population formed 30% of the population. Today it is around 5%. Modi will very likely show signs secular India will banish, gradually as matters stand, the spectre of communalism and religious hatred.

        Sadly the Rajapakse kind of diplomacy may have distanced Modi from the oligarchy here. That may not do well for us because Modi is much obliged to Tamilnadu’s Jayalalitha, whom the media here and our irresponsible politicians regularly anger in their congenital hatred of the Tamils. The regime will rely much in its friendship with Subramaniam Swamy to soften matters as the latter has influence with Modi and the BJP.

        Senguttuvan

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          Subramaniam Swamy to soften matters as the latter has influence with Modi and the BJP – not true. he will not even get the deposit, how BJP will be influenced by him?

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            Dr. Swamy will not win if he chose the electoral path from Tamilnadu. But there are other ways in the Indian political structure to get “inside” the system. Swamy has influence with Modi and the BJP even from outside the Cabinet. His fond wish
            is to send Chidambaram to prison – and those are his own words.
            He will travel many miles to get his mischievous wish.

            Senguttuvan

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    Not really out of context, CHINA is at the apex of Human Rights – the
    newest trend: Forced Harvesting of live organs! Transplants increased
    by 300% and investigations proved that forced organ harvesting with the
    aid of the Military being carried out as a good business venture.
    A group of Doctors (Medical) have formed “dafoh” and are submitting
    an on-line Petition to the UN. This can be viewed and signed before
    30-11-13 at:-
    http://www.dafoh.org/petition-to-the-united-nations/

    Other links of interest are:
    http://www.organharvestinvestigation.net
    http://www.staatsorgane.org/
    http://www.igfm.ch/organraub.html
    http://www.david-kilgour.com/ and in Facebook.

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    Subaramaniam Swamy admits that India is violating humanrights in Kasmir and Manipur…so India shoud not antagonise Sri Lanka

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    Do these ideas like Dayan’s, and recently in the CT Mr Neville Jayaweera’s, ever get conveyed to President Rajapaksa? Dayan says that the president is a reasonable man. If so why would he not agree to change course, and do the two things that need to be done, namely (1) addressing the national question and (2) restoring democracy and the rule of law? Doing these are so patently obviously in the president’s own interest, in addition to everybody else’s. Surely, there must be someone who has the president’s ear? Dayan and others have philosophized ably and amply. They must now act. So must others, like Professors G.L.Pieris and Rajiva Wijesinghe who presumably have the ability to comprehend the simple truth and the sheer rationality of the need to do this.

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    DJ in his element again. But does not fail to have one eye in widening the space between him and the regime to regain lost ground. The fiercely independent Indian intelligentsia (those in Delhi included) was never in doubt as to the culpability of the Rajapakse regime in losing the peace with the Tamil Nation. The scribes there are able to speak and write in public of what was in their mind – with no fear of State-sponsored White Vans or Grease Yakas. It would been good if Lalith Weeratunga also went along to get a feel of what intellectual India thinks of his “bosses” (certainly more than one)running the Ship of State here.

    “..the rational, pragmatic tendency or impulse– in government, state and society who/which won a crucial policy battle and pushed through the Northern provincial election which won a crucial policy battle and pushed through the NPC election after a quarter of a century” The Rajapakse Govt had little intention to go ahead with the NPC Election until India rapped her on the fingers. They dilly-dallied for months. The regime refused to authorise the Election Commissioner the specific polling date till the last minute. The International Community also paid its part in reminding the Rajapakses of their obligations here. Unfortunately, the Brothers in the regime will inevitably pay a heavy price for this. The ultra-radical Sinhala extremists are sharpening their knives to strike once they find
    unity and the numbers among them.

    “I do not see how it could be beneficial to be perceived as succumbing to political blackmail by Tamil Nadu in an issue of foreign policy” Many do not see Tamilnadu’s reaction as political blackmail. Indian Foreign Policy is not made in isolation. The sensitivities of States are very much given weightage to – and at a time before a vital General Election this is much more pronounced. What is going on both sides of the Straits is more a ding-dong battle between JJ-MK Vs the Rajapakses starting with the Indian International Film Festival – in which the popular Amita Bachchan lost his face when it was forced to fail. Does’nt need a rocket scientist to figure out who’s winning this Tamilnadu Vs Rajapakses tussle so far.

    “The Sri Lankan state has lost the battle for international public opinion” Very little dispute here. But the Brothers Rajapakse obstinately denying it. There has been very little “Legitimacy” on the part of the Rajapakses – judging by how the world sees matters.

    Senguttuvan

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      “Unfortunately, the Brothers in the regime will inevitably pay a heavy price for this. The ultra-radical Sinhala extremists are sharpening their knives to strike once they find unity and the numbers among them.”

      You seem to assume that there are two where there is only one.

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      Mr Sengu seems to have got an extra spring in his step nowadays, with his beloved relos in Nadu forcing Rajapaksa to install former’s Vellala mates to rule the ex Praba territory.

      His relos have even built a Mullivaikal Monument in Madras,with Praba and his Mahaveeras all etched in concrete for posterity, to coincide with this first ever Tamil Rule in Srilanka..

      It was built totally with Canadian ,British and US currencies donated by the loyal followers of Prabakaran.

      Notable absentees at the opening however were Vaiko and any delegates from the TNA.

      Vaiko who is not Tamil I believe not being invited is understandable.

      But the TNA to boycott it, after winning the North with the help of the LTTE agenda . presented to the poor, covered in TNA gift wrap is a bit puzzling.

      Isn’t Mr Nedu a Vellala?.

      TNA heavy Sritharan, evidently has organized mass demonstration in the North and the East , to coincide with the visit of CHOGM heavy Cameron to the North.

      But McCrae won,t be following him with his camera crew,as Karu in Madras couldn’t get him a Visa to do a doc even on Mullivaikal opening ceremony.

      Without any planned demos in Colombo post codes, where more TNA supporters live than in the North and the East combined, would the followers like Mr Sengutuan travel to the North to give Sritharan a hand?.

      Wouldn’t it be a nice break too to get away from the Ugly Sinhal Buddhists,even for a short while and offer a pooja at the Munneswaran or Nallor on the sidelines.?.

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    “We must change our profile, and here we have the excellent example of Burma/Myanmar. We have a great opportunity with CHOGM and our imminent tenure as Chairperson. All we have to do is to take our new role seriously and act according to democratic, pluralist Commonwealth values. We must be a good, exemplary Chair. More concretely, we must immediately implement of the core proposals of the LLRC with regard to accountability and the appointment of a high-powered Human Rights Commissioner, while we must have a structured dialogue mechanism with the Northern Provincial Council and the TNA leadership on the subject of implementing the 13th amendment.”

    Dream on. Sounds like something out of Malinda’s ‘Parallel Universe’ fantasies!!

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    Dayan Jayatileka is always present unbiased neutral views, he wont wag tails to ruling thugs like others, he will call a spade as spade.

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      are you sure about it ,show us one place where he directly accused any of Rajapakses for any wrong doing ??

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    What is that Dayan not telling us here?

    That India has a long standing strategy of Butanising Sri Lanka.

    That there is a battle raging in India between pragmatists who know having a policy of non interference in internal affairs of neighbours and having friendly relationships with them as a better option for India’s long terms interests as opposed to hawks and Eelamists.

    That the Centre is politically weak which allows periphery to disctate parochial terms which is detrimental to India’s interests.

    That Sri Lanka is compelled to to view the relationship from a securitized prism due to the weak Centre and beligerent sessionist oriented periphery in TN.

    That China has to be part of SL insurance policy because of it’s membership in the UNSC and economic & diplomatic muscle which to date has acted as a countervail.

    That if not for China, India would have turned Sri Lanka into one of it’s states effectively.

    That Sri Lanka is being hounded because US and West want it (they can effectively silence the anti SL campaign as it is directed from their soil). The first reason being SL didn’t go for a ceasefire which would have allowed US to use LTTE as a lever.

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      hela

      “That China has to be part of SL insurance policy”

      Great idea.

      “That the Centre is politically weak which allows periphery to disctate parochial terms which is detrimental to India’s interests.”

      That is unity in diversity, unlike the Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto in this majoritarian dictatorship.

      ” That if not for China, India would have turned Sri Lanka into one of it’s states effectively.”

      That is what India is doing post 1980s and the stupid Sinhalese blind to the fact that they only see minorities as their enemies.

      In the post independence LTTE was the only force to challenge the Indian expansion while the Sinhala/Buddhist army and political leadership were either hiding behind VP’s big bump or their woman folks.

      This island is 4500 miles away from China and only 20 miles close to India. Even you do not have a clue as to how China is going to be the Insurance policy for Sri Lanka.

      The time tested only insurance policy is giving all people their due dignity and democratic rights and make them comfortable living and dying for their people.

      All other strategies end in tears.

      By the way as a descendant of Sinhala/Buddhist Kalathoni from North/South India one hopes you are comfortable/happy to have Indian rule extended to this island, after all you are proud to use Indo Aryan language and pretend to follow Buddha’s teaching both came from India.

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      Since beginning of the Rajapaksa regime, China expanded its role in Sri Lanka as a major donor, arms provider, trading partner and investor as well as protector of the regime in the international arena. China did not suddenly enter Sri Lanka but she developed a very strong relationship with Mahinda Rajapaksha even before he became the President. As a result, China heavily financed the election campaign of Mahinda Rajapksha.

      The intention of China was not only to have a satellite state in the door step of India but also to develop Sri Lanka’s sea port and airport facilities to be used in the future when a need arises. As Mahinda Rajapaksa had developed hatred towards India, China was very happy to be his side to use Rajapaksa regime against India. Today, China is behaving not as a friend of Sri Lanka but as a master who controls every aspect of the country. During the opening of the Colombo port and Katunayake-Colombo expressway, China unveiled its true face as a master prohibiting to display the Sri Lankan flag at the ceremonies. It is also worthwhile to note that Mahinda Rajapaksa visited China 7 times after becoming the President. This is very unusual as no leader in the world has visited China very frequently than Mahinda Rajapaksa. More importantly, treatment given to Mahinda Rajapaksa during each of his visits defers and towards the last visits he was not even given an audience of the top leaders of China. Evidently, China has very effectively used the greed of the Rajapsksa family according to its own agenda to protect and promote its interests in the Indian Ocean.

      Chinese influence is heavily felt especially in Sri Lanka’s relations with other countries and defense related matters. It is a known secret that a specially hacking unit consisting of Chinese military personnel is working at the Sri Lanka Ministry of Defense. Their duties include hacking of telephones and computers of Sri Lanka opposition politicians, foreign Diplomatic Missions in Colombo and monitoring of Indian and US activities in the region. In addition, China is grooming Sri Lankan military personnel providing them with scholarships, monthly allowances and frequent foreign trips. Sri Lankan Navy Commander Jayanath Colombage is one of them. China is controlling him through his Chinese girlfriend and providing him with money. Similarly, Chief of National Intelligence of Sri Lanka Gen. Kapila Hendawiatharana and a number of intelligence officers in the army Intelligence unit are under Chinese payroll. Sri Lanka has offered China a land in Colombo 7 close to Chinese Embassy to establish a Chinese cultural center. The real aim of this center is to establish a fully equipped surveillance center to monitor India and activities of other nations in the Indian Ocean.

      The Chinese influence is heavy in the Sri Lankan Ministry of external Affairs too. Secretary of the Ministry, Karunathilake Amunugama got his post as a result of constant pressure from the former Chinese Ambassador in Colombo. Amunugama is more loyal to China than Chinese Communist party comrades. He is frequently consulting the Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka and Chinese government on various issues related to Sri Lanka’s relations with other countries. Similar situation was prevailing long time ago in the Ministry of external Affairs during the periods of JR, Premadasa and Chandrika. During these periods, some officials in the Ministry get the speeches of the Sri Lanka President and the Foreign Minister corrected by the then Indian envoys in Colombo.

      Karunathilake Amunugama has been frequently sending all classified documents, speeches and arrangements of CHOGM to the Chinese Embassy in Colombo. It was revealed through internal sources that China has already indicated some points to be included in the main CHOGM speech of the President of Sri Lanka. External Affairs Minister, G.L. Peiris is also under pressure from China on CHOGM matters. Not surprisingly, India has been able to obtain classified documents related to CHOGM through the present Sri Lanka High Commissioner in India. Of course he is very close friend of Kshenuka Senavirathna. Amunugama and Kshenuka are arch enemies.

      Karunathilake Amunugama appointed Majintha Jayasinghe as the Chief of Protocol at a request of Colombo Chinese Ambassador. Majintha Jayasinghe underwent Chinese language training in Beijing under a Chinese government scholarship. He served in Sri Lanka Missions in China two times. He also has a Chinese girlfriend, who is a spy. Presently, she is in Sri Lanka and she is frequently meeting Majintha Jayasinghe. According to the Ministry of External Affairs sources, through Majintha Jayasinghe Chinese government has been able to obtain flight details of CHOGM leaders as well as information about other delegations visiting Colombo. Now CHOGM meeting has also become an event of the Chinese government as many officials from China have visited Colombo to monitor the conference and help the Sri Lankan government. This is a dangerous phenomenon as India is closely monitoring Sri Lanka. She has the ability to break Sri Lanka at any time as she did in the past through the LTTE.

      In the history of Sri Lanka, the country has never been so dangerously controlled by a foreign nation than today. This is a pathetic situation. People of Sri Lanka and some sections of the international community are responsible for protecting the Rajapaksas, who are short sighted politicians with personal agenda. It is similar to the way the USA was protecting most corrupted leaders in the Middle East. Despite unprecedented support from the USA and the West, today, the forces of Arab Spring have been able to depose most of these corrupted leaders. As Sri Lankans are slavishly worshipping even the under wears and dogs of Rajapskes, a “Colombo Spring” cannot be expected very soon. However, surely Sri Lankans will suffer a long period under this regime mainly because of their approval of massacre of thousands of Tamils in the north in the name of countering terrorism. This is KARMA. True Sri Lankans salute the international media for exposing atrocities of Rajapaksa regime when local media has become slaves of the regime and enemies of the country.

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    Dear Native,

    Don,t you worry about our insurance policy.

    Chinese underwriters are not like the ones in your neck of the woods.

    Tibet had 3 Million tourists last year.

    Bejin -Lhasa Train is unreal.

    Perhaps Dalai Lama can do something with the dude from Gujarat,next year.

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    Dr. J, your title “Legitimacy war” make me wonder you too agree that the war was legitimate the way it was conducted! How can this war be legitimate, I agree with you attacking LTTE soldiers is legitimate but attacking civilians where the civilian casualties were more than LTTE casualties, how can it be legitimate? Further by opposing federalism, are you saying without saying that police powers and land powers to be given to the provincial councils is wrong? Or are you worried that North may get developed better than the South with international support and without the debt burden. You yourself have written that Indian Central Govt will never allow Tamil Nadu to go on its own, if that is so why worry about the narrow strip of water between the North and India? I think you are trying little bit too hard to jump on to the lap of the President again, while using a slightly twisted approach to show the President that you are opposing, but in fact you still have a soft corner for him and his way of justice. Be honest to yourself first Dr. J.

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    The best way out of this problem is to improve relations with Tamils in the country, by bestowing greater devolution and gaining their goodwill and co-operation. In such an event there will be no need to bother about the Tamil diaspora, Tamilnadu or even India! This is the simplest and best way out of the problem. The question is whether the present government will even think of such an honourable path?

    Perhaps it needs more advice from D. J in this direction.

    Sengodan. M

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      This may be another of those hallucinations but I doubt if “improving relations with the Tamils” is the answer. In fact it is quite possible to have a very healthy relationship with India while suppressing any separatist attempts of the Tamils.

      The problem is that there is a gap in the Chinese great power game and that gap lies between China and Africa. The investments that China has made in Africa in various unconventional forms of aid – like gifts to rulers and their children – is of very little strategic value without robust supply lines and China’s supply lines to Africa are terribly vulnerable as they pass the bay of Bengal and the Indian ocean.

      Sri Lanka is the perfect plug for these two massive gaps.

      The problem is that Sri Lanka is on Indias continental shelf and as such is physically part and parcel of India regardless of national institutional arrangements and ideologies. This unity extends throughout the biosphere where Sri Lanka is essentially an extension of Indias Western Ghats and the cultural sphere as well where Sri Lanka is seeped in south east Indian cultural content.

      It is important I think to keep in mind that historically India has never “Bought Friends” and in this sense we can say that India does not “sleep with prostitutes”. When India’s interests have been compromised India has not resorted to bribery but has been strategically confrontational and coersive and has not shied away from exercising military force. It is very unlikely that India is going to change this policy of “No bribes. No gifts, Fall in line or face the music.”

      This is not to say that India is a crusader against “corruption”. India has little interest in the criminal activities of anyone whether it be smuggling ganja, ivory or ill gotten gold provided they do not infringe upon Indian interests and Indian national security. While India is a secular state and hence is not likely to interfere in inter religious relations, threats against Indian nationals whether they be buddhists, hindus, moslems or christians and whether they speak English, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Sinhala, Hindhi or Urdu or anything else is also something that India may not welcome and may respond to forcefully whatever dance the good doctor may choose to do.

      It is also good to keep in mind that the linking of the two countries will enable the Tamils to return to India and will also enable the Indians to move in and out of their island freely as they have always done and continue to do to this day. The last thing that any Indian wants is a stupid little “Tamil” state in the middle of the road!

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        “south east Indian” should read “South West Indian” apologies to the old lady and all that.

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      Gov has already had elections in North and a Tamil CM. Also development drive initiated by SL gov has started in north. The surrendered LTTE cadres were rehabilitated and released. The people in refugee camps were settled (large number of them). So when it comes to addressing SL Tamils problems has been done by gov.

      It is the Tamil diaspora and career driven western media who can easily become hoodwinked that creates problems. Also western govs hate Rajapakse, especially Blake is instrumental in anti MRnism in US. This is not about tamils here.

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      If the Rajapakses, the army, the politicised priests, the BBS and the various Ravayas and Senas that spring up every week see matters in perspective like reader M. Sengodan, we will be on our way
      to the Road to Singapore – that Utopia that is in the mind of many
      since the late 1980s. Joe Sim convinced the Premadasa family that Casinos and Gambling (with drugs and prostitution thrown in) is the way to go. The Rajapakses are faithfully following the doctrine placing their own two bootlickers as fronts.

      Senguttuvan

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