22 September, 2018

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The Vijayakala Vortex: Standing Up For A Tamil Woman In Sri Lankan Politics

By Chamindra Weerawardhana

Dr. Chamindra Weerawardhana

In an article published in the Colombo Telegraph on 6th July 2018, this writer wrote the following:

When writing about ethno-national politics in post-war Sri Lanka, this writer has constantly sought to highlight one point – that there is such a thing called Tamil nationalism. Tamil nationalism is a given, and whether some of us like it or not, it continues to exist and in some quarters thrive. A key component of reasonable steps towards reconciliation involves understanding and acknowledging the existence of stakeholders with colliding and opposed views.

Sri Lankans who are Tamil nationalists have the right to espouse their Tamil nationalism. However, it falls upon them [in the very same way it falls upon Sinhalese nationalists], to ensure that their nationalist discourse and actions do not drift into vicious cycles of extremism. We Sri Lankans have for many decades suffered due to such chauvinistic excesses. In 2018, it is definitely time to sit back, adopt a ‘live and let live’ approach, and share the collective responsibility of challenging and containing drifts towards extremism at all levels of Sri Lankan sociopolitical life.

Tamil nationalism is a given. It is an ideology that exists in many shapes and forms, and just like Sinhalese nationalism, Tamil nationalist advocacy takes place along a spectrum, from somewhat moderate, if not parliamentary-political, or a constitutional-nationalist position, a more robust form of regionalism and self-determinism and to a much harsher secessionist discourse. Since the end of the 30-year war in 2009, secessionist Tamil nationalism has been largely confined to Tamil diaspora circles in Southeast Asia and the West.

The fact that Tamil secessionism has no future in Sri Lanka is a geo-strategically proven reality. There is next to no inclination in international law to ‘separate’ and draw dividing lines in islands home to deeply divided socio-political backdrops. In the South Asian context, the national security concerns of the regional superpower, emerging Eastphalian forms of internationalism, the West’s alliance with India in facing up to rising China, the aversion to secessionism in the region at large are all reasons that should have enabled the LTTE to come to terms with the fact that their ‘separate state’ aspiration was thoroughly unrealistic. Their inability to understand this fact, or, to be precise, V. Pirapakaran’s inability to take stock of pressing strategic and geopolitical realities, and especially his unwillingness to take heed of the advice of a vice man, the late Dr Anton Balasingham [especially in the aftermath of the Oslo round of peace talks], were core reasons that led to his ultimate nemesis, along with his militant secessionist movement.

As Sri Lankans – and if we support a smart-patriotic Sri Lankan identity – there is a salient reality that needs to be understood  – that Sri Lankan citizens who so wish have every right to uphold Tamil nationalist perspectives. This is extremely important, especially in the context of post-war Sri Lanka.

Unsurprisingly, this is a reality that many Sri Lankans have been reluctant to admit during the first post-war decade. In our democracy, the right of each and every citizen to engage in political activity and mobilization is an inalienable right, and within the democratic sphere, that right must be guaranteed. Any shortage of such an inclusive policy risks causing threats to national sovereignty, national security and to the territorial integrity of the land. Tamil nationalism, whether some of us like it or not, continues to be an influential political discourse in post-war Sri Lanka. However, many people, especially Sinhalese people, tend to cling to the puerile fallacy that the end of the war signified the end of Tamil nationalism. Many people also harbour the impression that Tamil leaders should adopt a servile, subjugated stance, and avoid any evocation of issues such as federalism, regional autonomy, self-determination, linguistic justice, truth-seeking, and justice for missing persons. This is suggestive of a high level of ‘fragility’ within the ethnic majority, which is being exploited by Sinhala nationalist politicians [especially male politicians] for short-term political capital. There is a clear necessity to develop a Sinhalese mass movement against the deployment of an anti-minority discourse [if not a fear psychosis] to the narrow political advantage of a handful of Sinhalese politicians.

Ms. Maheswaran: a controversial statement?

To recapitulate briefly, The Hon. Vijayakala Maheswaran MP landed in hot water in July 2018 over two statements she made in relation to the rights of women and girls of the north in post-war Sri Lanka.  These statements turned out to be costly. She was immediately stripped of her position of State Minister of Child Affairs. The first statement was in a speech she delivered at a public meeting. Referring to the insecurity and risk of sexual violence that women and girls are exposed to in the post-war scenario, Ms. Maheswaran said that “the LTTE might need to be resuscitated” in order to ensure the rights of women and girls in Northern Sri Lanka. Ms Maheswaran’s point was that:

If we were to put an end to repetitive violence against women, we may need to bring the LTTE back. The rationale behind this statement is worth attention. For all the absolutely violent atrocities it was known for, the LTTE was seldom accused of sexual violence. Its strict codes of conduct and social conservatisms were such that despite all the risks of living in under LTTE control (involving, for instance, the constant risk of violence, abductions, forcible child conscription, cold-blooded murder of Tamil people who did not toe its line and more), there is next to no evidence that the LTTE resorted to sexual violence during the war years.

At this point, it is worth referring to the immediate context in which this comment was made. As this writer noted in her article published on 6th July 2018:

The immediate context in which Minister Maheswaran made this comment was an extremely pathetic incident [to quote from the ex-minister’s speech] — the case of a six-year old girl who was raped and murdered. Reports of girls and women facing high levels of sexual violence frequently come from the North and East.

There have been next to no news reports on the above incident  in the Sri Lankan media. At this point, it is extremely important to highlight the issue at hand – violence against women and girls.  The fact that such violence has taken high proportions in post-war Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka is the reality that transpires through the ex-minister’s speech. As a woman, and as an elected representative, the ex-minister has every right, and the fullest obligation to raise this issue not only at a public meeting in Jaffna, but also in the legislature and at all possible instances of government. It also needs to be reiterated that this is an issue that gets very sparse attention, which is in itself deeply problematic. If sexual violence is rife in the ex-war zone, we can forget all hopes of even a semblance of reconciliation.

Screenshot from a Tamilnet story on the incident, published on Tuesday 26th June 2018

On 8th September 2018, it was reported that the Attorney General had instructed the Inspector General of Police [IGP] to file a case against Ms Maheswaran under Section 120 of the Sri Lankan Penal Code. According to the Attorney General, indictments against Ms Maheswaran will be filed in the Court of Appeal.

Reporting and Documenting: A major issue?

It is of interest to examine how the Sri Lankan media [both state-run and private] refer to this incident. One private media outlet mentioned that the legal action was the result of a statement Ms Maheswaran “made about the LTTE”. Another [state-run] newspaper highlighted the legalities of indicting Mrs Maheswaran:

Former Child Affairs State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran is to be indicted before the Court of Appeal under Article 157/A 3 for alleged violation of the provisions of the Constitution.

According to section 157A (1) of the Constitution, no person shall, directly or indirectly in or outside Sri Lanka, support, espouse, promote, finance, encourage or advocate the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka.

Any person who acts in contravention of the provisions of paragraph (1) shall, on conviction by the Court of Appeal, after trial on indictment and according to such procedure as may be prescribed by law, (a) be subject to civic disability for such period not exceeding seven years as may be determined by such Court: (b)forfeit his movable and immovable property other than such property as is determined by an order of such Court as being necessary for the sustenance of such person and his family and (c) not be entitled to civic rights for such period not exceeding seven years as may be determined by such Court.

None of these media reports bothered about the elephant in the room; they categoricaly avoided a single word about the issue Ms Maheswaran was evoking when she made her comment. They never bothered to provide the slightest explanation as to why she said what she said.

Taking up arms against Ms Maheswaran?

As per the Attorney General’s instructions to the IGP, action against Ms Maheswaran is to be taken as per the Criminal Procedure Code. This action follows a request made by the Speaker of Parliament, a Sinhalese man, to the Attorney General, yet another Sinhalese man, to examine if the words of Ms Maheswaran, a Tamil woman, – words uttered in relation to issues faced by Tamil women and girls – contravened the Constitution of the 2nd Republic. The IGP, who is now supposed to spearhead the action, is yet another Sinhalese man.

When Ms Maheswaran’s statement was made in July 2018, it instantly unsettled the Sinhalese polity, and the first people to rise up against Ms Maheswaran were Sinhalese male politicians. None of these men were the least bit concerned about the actual issue Ms Maheswaran was raising. Instead, their obsession fully revolved around an allusion Ms Maheswaran made, in making her point about sexual violence against women and girls.

Whether Ms Maheswaran should or should not have made that comment is not for this writer to comment upon. This writer does not condone Ms Maheswaran’s statement. However, she unconditionally stands for Ms Maheswaran’s freedom of speech and her agency, and  for her right to articulate her political discourse without majoritarian interference or intimidation.

Like many commentators, this writer also pointed out the fact that Ms Maheswaran’s comment was couched in a somewhat problematic political agenda, as she has a past of deploying her power and influence to protect a perpetrator of sexual abuse and murder of a Tamil schoolgirl:

It has been amply reported in both Sinhalese and Tamil media that the ex-minister, who lamented sexual violence against women and girls was herself instrumental in providing protection to the main suspect of the brutal abuse and murder of Sivaloganathan Vithya.

Ms. Maheswaran’s speech therefore forces one to ask the inevitably ‘why now’ question.

Having used her powers to protect a sex offender [and murderer] of a young school girl, what prompts her to make such a statement of solidarity now? Where does the sudden awakening, if any, come from? Or was it a cautiously calculated political statement, to put herself forward as a heroine of the cause of women and girls in a polity dominated by geriatric men of the TNA, who, within their own party and in terms of public policy, are totally oblivious to anything like gender justice? This statement gives Ms. Maheswaran an unprecedented level of publicity and international attention. It gives her an opportunity to present herself as a tireless advocate, if not the only political voice that openly stands for the rights of Tamil women and girls in post-war Sri Lanka. If this were her strategy, it works, and the evidence can be seen in the loud cheers her speech received. Very soon, we are quite likely to hear her being quoted verbatim at Tiger flag-carrying Tamil nationalist protests and events across the West.

In this sense, one could even conclude that by this statement, Ms. Maheswaran has raised her political capital to a level much higher than occupying an obscure state minister position in the Joint Government.

Colombo’s Reaction: Deeply Problematic?

As noted above, it is clear that Ms Maheswaran’s statement was politically motivated.  The reaction of the Government of Sri Lanka is perhaps what she expected. In other words, Colombo’s reaction puts Ms Maheswaran, who was not prominently present in the news until July 2018, in the spotlight. The indictment will now get tremendous publicity in Tamil nationalist media outlets and movements worldwide.

This is precisely the reason why Colombo’s reaction is extremely problematic, and even more ill thought-out than Ms Maheswaran’s statement.

Taking legal action against Ms Maheswaran equals an invitation to renewed [and totally futile] hostility with Tamil nationalism. It is suggestive of the inability of the Sri Lankan state to take a mature and dignified stance. Instead of focusing on taking legal action against one of the less than handful of Tamil women in politics under Section 120 of the Penal Code, it would have been in Colombo’s favour to have paid closer attention to Ms Maheswaran’s comments, and to the rationale that prompted her to say what she said. Legal action also sends a very negative signal to politically active Tamils, especially to women and youth, that post-war Sri Lanka is not a place where they are allowed to openly express their political views.

The advisable, and strategically advantageous reaction would have been, for example, the implementation of a Gender Justice Action Plan that focuses on issues of violence against women, systemic discrimination and issues pertaining to reproductive justice. This could have included consent education initiatives, and the introduction of context-specific and intersectionally oriented gender justice training to members of law enforcement bodies and armed forces stationed in the North and East. These are vital necessities, and their relevance is certainly not limited to the North and East. Had they been put in place in the Northern and Eastern provinces initially, that would have signified an intersectional and inclusive approach that could have been rolled out island-wide thereafter. An approach of this nature would have enabled Colombo to make the best out of a somewhat controversial claim, and deploy it to the Government’s advantage, especially on the external affairs front, when dealing with the UN as well as other international human rights mechanisms and platforms. Needless to reiterate that such a response would have prevented Ms Maheswaran from gaining additional media limelight. It would have prevented hardline Tamil nationalist groups from capitalising upon gender justice issues to advance their political agendas.

Most importantly, it would have helped address a vital issue that is an absolutely essential prerequisite for any reasonable dialogue on durable reconciliation to be advanced.

Instead, what Colombo is currently doing with Ms Maheswaran is the same error it has been repeatedly committing since the late 1950s – that of taking politically motivated knee-jerk action on ethnic minority-related issues, without in-depth evaluations of their short-term, medium-term and long-term consequences and implications. It is also a shameless reaction, which implies that a highly sexist government is in power, with a bunch of ethnic majority men in positions of power taking issue with an ethnic minority woman for raising issues that affect ethnic minority women and girls in the ex-war zone.

In other words, Colombo’s reaction is bad publicity for the Government of Sri Lanka, strategically hara-kiri in terms of gender justice policy, ethnonational politics and Sri Lanka’s international standing. It is good publicity to Ms Maheswaran and also to hardline hues of Tamil nationalism.

It is still not too late for a highly advisable policy U-turn.

*The writer [@fremancourt] is a gender justice advocate and political analyst.

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    I understand that the MP said LTTE should be revived in the context of increased violence against women in the north. However, position of BBS is that LTTE is banned and Tamils do not have a right to say such things. The matter is different if Sinhala politicians, such as MP from Kegalle say LTTE should be revived in the context of threatening joint opposition.

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      Watch how the criminals are protecting the Rajapaksas! And India is helping them too!?

      Gota in trouble Mahinda runs to Modi for help!?

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        Anonymous
        Mahinda doesn’t need Modi. It’s the other way.
        .
        Now Modi has brought down subservient SL politicians representing all parties. Ranil, Mahinda, Karu, Sampanthan, NimalSiripala, Vijitha Herath, Hakeem, Mano, Douglas: all are in India at the beck and call of Modi!!!!!
        These slaves of India think that they cannot do politics without India!
        Ranil’s sudden visit to Vietnam seems to be actually to visit India.
        Mahinda was invited by Subramanian Swamy.
        Is this a coincidence? Of course not.
        Fortunately Dinesh turned down the invitation. But Mahinda is there to make amends.
        Finally when we start building some trust in our leaders in JO, they make us anxious and worried.
        I’m not happy with President Sirisena, but Modi seem to have clear intention to show President Sirisena that it is Modi who controls Sri Lanka!
        President Sirisena has stolen the limelight of Modi as clearly seen at the BIMSTEC where he received the warmest welcome as no other Asian leader from all BIMSTEC country leaders.
        Modi didn’t get the usual recognition, he was more like ignored.
        Modi, who was openly behind ousting Mahinda, seems to be now on the way to oust Sirisena.
        In other words, Modi wants to abolish/weaken Presidency via 20A.
        Modi wants Mattala+Palali.
        Modi wants KKS+Colombo harbour east wing.
        Modi wants Oil Tanks.
        Modi wants ETCA.
        India’s election is due April-May 2019. Modi wants all of the above before that.
        Abolishing/at least weakening Sri Lanka’s Presidency seems to be Modi’s No. 1 priority, as it is what makes Sri Lanka strong and stable.
        I have to grudgingly admit; after going a circle we have come back to the President as he is the only one who could stop Modi’s shenanigan to destabilize Sri Lanka.
        As always say, what matters to me is my country.

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          All those ministers have been invited to formulate strategic methods to protect the Rajapaksas who are all Modi and US puppets who all hold US citizenship and fool us Sri Lankan’s and deny us true justice…

          We must chase these Rajapaksas to US to go live with their masters.

          Champa you can’t hide the truth. the Sinhalese people will find out this truth soon.

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            Anonymous
            I don’t support US puppet Rajapaksa or Indian puppet Rajapaksa. There is no way either of them become the next President.
            I support only Mahinda. There is 80% possibility of Mahinda choosing someone else from JO as his candidate.
            So I am not worried about the puppets.

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              Champs
              “I don’t support US puppet Rajapakse.
              I support only Mahinda”.
              Dr. Chamindta Weerawardena is a Tamil with pottu tilak.

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            I think I was little too harsh on former President.
            My apologies.
            His body language showed that he was not very enthusiastic about the trip.
            The coincidence of the dates is not his making. It was Subramanium Swamy, who should not be trusted again.
            For a moment I also thought when I heard about the invitation, what is this sudden interest of inviting MR by Subramaniam Swamy after all these years.
            MR should be very careful of him. Even Indians don’t trust him. As revealed by WikiLeaks he is someone who even betrayed Indira Gandhi by revealing her election strategies to US Intelligence. Not only that he had revealed about the health condition of Indira Gandhi to them.
            I have reason to be worried.

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        I hope Sri Lanka has blacklisted Rajiv Gandhi’s killers of Sri Lankan origin, Murugan, Santhan, Jayakumar, Robert Pious, in case if they were released at the request of the Indian stupid Cabinet.
        Modi is trying to appease LTTE sympathizers in India to garner their votes.

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          Champa,
          We can see the fear in your eyes about Modi & India.

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            Ajith
            Not at all. There is no way we let India swallow Sri Lanka. Soon angry Sinhalese will come to the streets against ETCA and 20A. You will see.

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              Champa
              Keep the biriyani, arrack and milk ready.

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                Champa ate parippu sambar in 1987. This time it will Bombay onion sambal.

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                  Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam
                  India’s parippu government lost over 1000 IPKF soldiers as a result of their highhandedness and the lives of 2 precious Prime Ministers. Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi both lost their lives due to terrorist attacks. One by her trusted bodyguards and the other by his trusted home-trained home-armed terrorist Prabhakaran.
                  How about that?
                  I don’t like watery, almost no-taste Bombay onions. I like strong tasty red onions as they are delicious and nutritious.

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                    Champa

                    “India’s parippu government lost over 1000 IPKF soldiers as a result of their highhandedness and the lives of 2 precious Prime Ministers.”

                    I assume it was your Ranaviru that fought and killed 1000 Hindian IPKF.
                    Are you claiming that both prime ministers were killed by your patriots?

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                      Hindian Dimwitta
                      IPKF didn’t fight with our Army. They fought with your sungod. They were such a menace, you sungod had to make a request to send them back to India.
                      Where is your pair of spectacles? Read my comment with goggles on. Then you will see what I said about the assassination of Indian PM’s.

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                      NV,
                      Champa as usual doesn’t know if she is coming or going. One minute she says VP was a murderous terrorist. then without batting an eyelid she is praising him for killing 1000 IPKF.

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                      Champass

                      “They were such a menace, you sungod had to make a request to send them back to India.”

                      Why would any self respecting leader of a country would oblige a menace’s request? In fact the president should have asked IPKF to stay and finish off the menace and his Bata clad child brigade and saved 20 years of destruction, life, forgone development, peace, …………….. financial costs.

                      Please stop being too clever. Every effort of yours prove you are being an ignorant stupid racists.

                      By the way the Bata boys/girls managed to kill 1,155 and wounded 2,984 in a short period while the brave hearts hiding behind VP’s bum.

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                      old codger

                      I am beginning to suspect Champa is the twin sister of ramona grandma therese fernando and/or Retarded Lt. Reginald Shameless Perera.

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          I thought these guys carried out a contract for Rajapaksa.
          So the man who speaks about everything is refusing to speak about their release and what is this three day trip to India all about?

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            Rajapaksas announcement that Gota is top of the list as the SLPP Presidential candidate soon after meeting Modi is no coincidence.

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              Anonymous
              Mahinda will never announce Gotabhaya as his Presidential candidate.
              Even if he did, Gotabhaya will never win the election.
              Want to bet?

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                Champa, next to Mahinda Gota is the only candidate who can win..sure I will bet. If Mahinda brings up another candidate we will be looking at Venezuelan economy under more of Yahapals.

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          Champs
          Why not include Subramaian Swamy too in the same blacklist? What objections do you have for that?

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        This lady only told the truth. ……. said aloud what many Tamils are thinking silently. ………. in the LTTE controlled areas Tamils were safe from all the myriads of criminals; you name it ……. they were only not safe from the whims/justice of the LTTE ……… to which they had to subjugate themselves without even a murmur. ……..That’s the price for “attempted-freedom”

        You can get this lady to pay any price …….. get wild animals to tear her to pieces ……….. will that change anything in the situation in the country?

        Hardly.

        Balls-less Lankan men have progressively brought the country to this situation …….. even before this lady was born …..

        You gutless men who have no courage to lay the blame on the real culprits; the Sinhalese men ……… now want to crucify a hapless Tamil woman for uttering a few words of truth!

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        it is up to the court to decide if somebody is a criminal or not. I am unaware of a single successful prosecution of Rajapaakse either in local or foreign jurisdiction

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      jim softy the purple

      Watch this clip

      Woman leaves New Zealand to become a nun
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XEUq43ytcI

      Now tell us where are the Buddhist nun’s?
      Have they all been converted to Sinhala?buddhism?

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    Rape by military has turned to be the norm in Sri Lanka than the exception. It is so common that it has turned to be another occurrence taken lightly by law enforcement and judiciary.

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      Burt
      That is an utter lie, loser.
      There is no evidence against our Army.
      As everybody witnesses, it is Tamil barbarians who rape and kill their women and school girls, as clearly seen in such cases in the North. They tried to put the blame on our Army but failed as the evidence proved a different story.

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        Champa
        How do you collect evidence without an impartial investigation???

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          Burt

          Perhaps Champass need live video clip.

          However even that will be challenged by professors at Moratuwa Uni as they did with C4 documentary.

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            NV:
            Most probably he would say that he was not there when it happened so he cannot trust the clip. As usual too many are trying to throw mud at the “War Hero’s”.

            Do these jokers even believe what they say?

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              Burt

              All these Sinhala/Buddhist bigots a in collective denial mode. They don’t care even if their women folks are raped by the war criminals.

              What is the job of a president?

              Here is the answer:

              Excerpt:
              I will vindicate Security Forces at UN – President
              Monday, September 10, 2018 – 01:00

              President Maithripala Sirisena said that he is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly on September 24 and he would make a statement to vindicate the Security Forces from all allegations levelled against them.

              President Sirisena was speaking at the SLFP Nivitigala Bala Mandala meeting held at the Nivitigala public fair premises, on Saturday.

              http://www.dailynews.lk/2018/09/10/local/162093/i-will-vindicate-security-forces-un-president


              When you have a president who defends war criminals, what is the chance of victims getting justice?

              When over 5 million people vote for well known hora and war criminal how do you judge the moral imperative of the country?

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                Hindian Vedda
                What’s wrong with the President addressing the UNGA and telling the world the truth behind unsubstantiated allegations against our Army??????
                How come you never talk about hundreds thousands of victims of your blood thirsty barbarian sungod Prabhakaran during his 30 year terror era?
                5.8 million people have rejected the war criminal allegations.
                The Sinhalese leader is the saviour who saved 500,000 Tamils in the North from the barbarian Tamil war criminal and terrorist.
                Now Tamils including losers like Hindian Vedda call the saviour a war criminal and the barbarian a saint!!!!!!!

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          Burt
          What other proof you need. All the rape cases since 2015 provide ample proof that it is Tamils not our Army who were behind ALL rape cases in the North.
          Many tried to put them on our Army but didn’t work.

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            Champs
            It is Tamils and not the SL army that raped young females in Haiti, the Mahavamsa record is authentic.

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          Champa

          For Hitler case no evident all are not living.
          How can you prove only documents witnesses

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        At least Vijayakala doesn’t seem to be having any problems in the mammary gland department. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about you Champa. But don’t give up and do something crazy like committing suicide. Massaging helps and if not one can go for implants. Believe me, they feel better than the natural thing.

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          Edwin
          You pervert. Yes the mammary glands of the Philippinos around you are small. So your eyes pop out when you see them bigger.

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            Steve, How did you become an expert on mammary glands of the Philippinas? What was your sample size?
            .

            This is like saying the Sept 5th crowd was 100,000 by counting the number of feet and then dividing it by 2 without realizing most participants were wal meeharak and the few humans who were there were also four footed thanks to the kasippu.

            .
            Steve, I know that it is difficult for a 4-footed idiot like you to divide by 4. What you can do is divide by 2 once more and you get closer to the right answer.

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              Edwin
              At your age it is best you go and satisfy yourself with the mammary glands of the Camels in the dessert, where you belong. You can take your stupid calculation and shove it up where it belongs which should be quite large now after many years of use by the Arabs.

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                Mathematical Spaces: Steve, at my age I can still do things that you can only fantasize about.
                .
                Actually, the calculation that I suggested is a simple one, namely, division by 2. It is so simple that it is almost the same as division by 1. If division by 2 upsets you so much, why don’t you try division by 1 first. It is very exciting. You will see.
                .
                Give me a week and I can teach division by 2 to a monkey of average intelligence. You may take a month and your hero may take up to 5th September 3018. But remember, that is just one second in Thavthisa Deva Loka. it can be done. It may take a century for Namal but it can be done.
                .
                Now I wonder whether you are at the root of the counting problem of the marchers. Perhaps, instead of dividing by 2, you multiplied by 2 and got 100,000 and reported it to Namal in the Shangri La. I don’t think Namal is going to like that mistake. Imagine paying room rent for 100 years in a 7-star Hotel. Even with the billions stolen from us it is going to make a dent. On top of that he is gay too. I am worried about what will happen to your, you know what. Right now, it seems to be too small even for a calculation like division by 1. By the time Namal finishes with you, it will be large enough for Differential Equations + Fourier Transforms, with a little bit of space still left for Modular forms. If you still want to meet him better wait till 3018. Unless of course, you like a huge – u no what.

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                  Edwin
                  At your age for sure you could only fantasize about mammary glands and other parts of the body. This is what happens when you live long with the Arabs. Not only the functioning of your body but your brain has gone dead. As I told you before, you can take your stupid calculations and shove it up where it belongs. Finally a little advise – even in your dotage you must know to respect women (such as Vijayakala and Champa) and not be a pervert. However, may be I am asking too much from an imbecile.

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                Hey Steve,
                I know this would not belong to the topic.
                But since you guys talk about Mammary glands, I remindedwhy lankens in general believe that entire body blood turn to milk in a woman when she gives a birth.
                Human biology proves only the kind of glands produce human milk.
                The kind of myths are filled in SINHALA langauge. Why ?

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        Champa …………. the

        “That is an utter lie, loser.
        There is no evidence against our Army.”

        It is understandable, army rapist won’t even look at you or touch you.
        Does it mean they are saints?

        What evidence would you like to have before acknowledging the frequent occurrence of rape.? Perhaps a live video clip of each rape, certified by respective company commanders.

        Four Sri Lankan soldiers convicted of raping Tamil woman
        https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/34470053

        Dozens of men say Sri Lankan forces raped and tortured them
        https://www.apnews.com/ced017bd441f46ba838aaedf6ff5dbe2.

        Sri Lankan military ‘raping Tamil Tigers’
        https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/
        asia/srilanka/9894458/Sri-Lankan-military
        -raping-Tamil-Tigers.html


        Champass this topic was thoroughly discussed some months ago. So please go get some rest.

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          Hindian Vedda
          BBC, AP and Telegraph? Are they your source to prove me that our Army raped Tamil women? Ha ha ha ha – “Dozens of men say………….” show me one woman who say the same. Why men say? They should be the culprits.
          If Swiss Kumar wasn’t apprehended in Wellwatte fortunately before he fled the country, our Army would have been accused for Vithya’s rape and murder.
          This topic was thoroughly discussed but any loser couldn’t prove the allegations with credible evidence. That is the truth.

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        Chimpa, here you go;
        https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/34470053

        http://www.dailynews.lk/2018/02/16/local/142961/captain-wanted-gang-rape-case-nurse-arrested

        http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010/10/krishanthy-and-koneswarys-gang-rapes.html

        Do you want more evidence of the barbarians you closely hold to your pukka?

        They are also your customers bi*&h in your Panadura brothel.

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          Tamil from the north
          Is that your proof? And is that all? You seem to have forgotten the allegation.
          The allegation against our Army was raping Tamil women in the North during the last phase of war and still continuing to do so on daily basis.
          Both your examples are not relevant to the allegation.
          First one is not applied to Tamil women or the North.
          Second one happened in 1990s which is widely regarded as army fellows being framed by LTTE same as Swiss Kumar’s case. Fortunately he was apprehended. Otherwise there could have been a similar case against some random soldiers with “even eye witnesses.” That is how it is.

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      burt

      this was done by fellow tamils.The father had a argument and chased out some fellows from his stores for stealing and they took revenge.President must implement the death penalty and hang these bastards quickly,otherwise this will never end.

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    “The immediate context in which Minister Maheswaran made this comment was an extremely pathetic incident [to quote from the ex-minister’s speech] — the case of a six-year old girl who was raped and murdered. Reports of girls and women facing high levels of sexual violence frequently come from the North and East.”

    Dear chamindra,you are talking through your arse.This bitch is the one who got swis kumar untied and that fellow nearly escaped.The mistake he made was going to a lodge in wellawatte instaed of a sinhala area and the tamil manager identified him.This cunt coudn’t care a damn for that 6 year old girls because she coudn’t care a damn for that poor girl who was raped,tortured,breast cut off and strangled by 6 men through out the whole day and night all the while swiss kumar videoing with professional equipment to take abroad and make a killing.

    This is karma and i hope they put this woman behind bars for a hefty period of time for asking the LTTE to be brought back and by implication for the north east to secede.This is treason.

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      shankar,

      Couldn’t have said it better. In one brutal rape, she protects the rapist/killer. In the second one, she wants to bring the LTTE back.
      Its all politics. None of these politicians be they Sinhala, Tamil or Muslim have anything to offer their people. Only racial hatred and rhetoric so they can continue to fool the masses and get elected.
      Time to dump them all

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      Well said, Shankar!!!! Thank you!

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    Oh, yeah, stand up for the Tamil woman Vijayakala, who was the former State Minister of Child Affairs, who intervened to release Swiss Kumar, the rapist and murderer who abducted, raped, then made his gang raped, vidoegraphed and then killed the school girl Vithya!!!!!!
    After that incident, how many girls were raped and killed in the North?
    Nalla, Nalla. Promote the “Satan’s woman.”
    She wants LTTE back. If her hero Prabhakaran was alive, will he release Swiss Kumar? And what will he do to Vijayakala? He will put their heads in two baskets, tie the baskets to two corners of a pole and place the pole on a fisherman’s shoulder.

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      Champa,
      “She wants LTTE back. If her hero Prabhakaran was alive, will he release Swiss Kumar? And what will he do to Vijayakala? He will put their heads in two baskets”
      So you admit that the LTTE dealt severely with rapists. Exactly what Vijayakala says.
      Now you’ve put your foot in your racist mouth, please don’t come out out with more childish arguments. Please.

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        old codger
        Vijayakala wanted the barbarian back who ruled the North via jungle law.
        If LTTE boss was alive he would have severely dealt not with rapists but with rapist supporters like Vijayakala too.
        Rape is the most abominable crime against humanity. Look at what happened to the little kindergarten Tamil girl in the North who was raped and thrown to a well to die? What crime did she do?
        And then the Tamil A/L school girl in the North who was raped by a gang led by Tamil MP Vijayaruban. Fortunately he was arrested and the Police has provided security to the girl to write the A/L exam.
        I wonder what this “Tamil female politician” said about MP Vijayaruban raping a school girl? Did Vijayakala hold a protest march against him? No!
        I must say I have no sympathy for rapists, no matter whether they are Tamils, Sinhalese or Muslims and irrespective of the place where the crimes occurred, whether it is in the North or in the South.
        Sri Lanka’s law should be changed denying bail for rapists. Not only that they should deny appeal too.

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          Champa,
          More Kindergarten prevarications?

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          Champa,
          More Kindergarten prevarications?
          “If LTTE boss was alive he would have severely dealt not with rapists “
          Are you so thick that you can’t see that is exactly what V. says?
          What are you arguing about?
          “Look at what happened to the little kindergarten Tamil girl in the North who was raped and thrown to a well to die? What crime did she do?”
          I suppose you never heard of 5 year old Seya. Or the little girl raped by the monk in London Vihara.
          And what crime did Krishanthi Kumaraswamy do , to get herself raped by 7 soldiers? You can’t say they were framed, because one confessed. And what about the Haitian children raped after the war? Yes, yes, Ican hear you say our pure and glorious heroes were framed. Be more convincing with your fairy tales. You need to grow up .

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            oldcodger
            I have heard about all and I posted comments elsewhere where such news is published and I am fighting for toughest punishment for rapists.
            UN didn’t charge our fellows for Haitian case as there was no evidence to prove that it was them as there were other groups too.
            1990s Krishanthi’s case was a framed one. The manner of the rape as described by someone else in this forum proves it is LTTE style.
            Vijayakala was an accomplice of the rapist Swiss Kumar. Her call for come back of LTTE is a joke.
            Tamils in the North should elect a good Tamil woman, who has no connection with the LTTE, in place of Vijayakala who could (join me) to fight for woman’s rights.
            At the next General Election (hope it will be held under PR system) I want former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to allocate ….. seats for ……………………………….. from his National List. (Too early say anything.)

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              oldcodger,
              Dont waste your time arguing with baiyas like Champa. .To a baiya MR is a god and his rapist army are bodisattvas. These people only believe what they want to believe.

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                Champa would deny there are rapists in the Army even if it happened to her. Sorry, I don’t think any self-respecting soldier would go for Champa. Soldiers have good eyesight.

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                  Raman
                  “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.” – Socrates.
                  This is applied to the types of you and Hindian Vedda.

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                    Chimpa, Raman just pointed out the facts. Don’t be upset!! :)

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                      oldcodger,
                      Being an old bugger, you are being too polite with this female(?) Champa. At your age you should know the difference between a lady and a b###h. No I am not talking about the no. of legs.

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                meenachchi
                Yeah, for terrorist supporters like you barbarian Prabhakaran is a Saint and his bloodthirsty LTTE cadre are Nallasivans.

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                  Chump,
                  Your God weerawansa’s godfather Wijeweera was a terrorist long before anyone else . You are the terrorist supporter.

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    The author makes many valid points, and most important one being that Ms Maheswaran is on the way to becoming a strong contender for the leadership of the Tamil people in the North and the East, and who has and is giving her this opportunity, the government! She could not have asked for anything better than this for herself.

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    Has Mr Sampathar ever given a go to at least one Tamil Woman to be in his TNA?…..
    Not just as a Card Carrying Member.
    But as a Shadow Minister like gig ?………

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      What is Sam doing in Sultanate of Delhi along with others.
      Subramanian Swamy is trying to salvage Mahinda’s tarnished reputation in Hindia among Hindians.
      Do you think Hindians might elect Mahinda’s former National Hangman as the next president? Gota too making some conciliatory noises towards Sultanate of Delhi.

      Hindians might consider paying Gota’s entire election expense , as they did in 2005 to help his brother Mahinda, including cost of buying votes.

      Perhap Gota might not need Hindian finance to float his candidacy. He can always rely on his family wealth, accumulated between 2005 and 2015. The family is supposed to be sitting on $18 bill.

      Will Gota consider you as a future Diplomatic material given that useless public racist Dayan got one recently? What do you have do to earn Gota’s trust?

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        Dear Native,
        Your idol Sampathar did a Pirahaparan …
        When Mahinda . called Sampthar after Pira departed and said ” Brother why don’t come over, have some Appam and do a deal, so that every body can live in peace and prosper together” Sampathar told mahinda to get lost..
        Didn’t He?.

        Sampthar and Abraham and Surendran most probably had that MOU already drafted then, with the UNP London, for Dr Ranil to sign.
        While Mangalan was busy stitching up Appa Sira with the help of the Madam
        What do you reckon mate?..

        I don’t know about Suren, but do you think Sampathar and Abrham didn’t know Dr Ranil’s best school buddy and family friend is a crook.
        And the In Laws are bigger crooks..
        Anyway , Sampathar still has a chance with Sampathar’s old Beamer driving , new Golaya JVP Prince might sneak in the 20A, when the Pohottuwa falls sleep in Kotte..
        And allow Dr Ranil to stay at TT till 2025 after sending Sira to the pastures…

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          Did you actually read my comment above in which I asked you two life or death questions which are:
          Will Gota consider you as a future Diplomatic material given that useless public racist Dayan got one recently? What do you have do to earn Gota’s trust?

          Why do you find it difficult to respond to those questions?

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            Dear Native,
            I know you must be getting old.
            I am sure I told you that I already drink Single Malt and , Full Bodied Reds mainly from Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Limestone Coast and Margeret River..
            And play Golf while I am not drinking .
            And the White Sahibs work their butts off running those Blue Chips to help pay my bills..
            Why do I need to be a Diplomat and tell fibs to help Dr Ranil and his Cohorts to rip off my own people,
            And get the poor bastards in Lankawe to pay for them….

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              KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

              “Why do I need to be a Diplomat and tell fibs to help Dr Ranil and his Cohorts to rip off my own people,”

              You have been telling fibs anyway. Aren’t you good at fibbing?
              Why should you stop it especially when you know you are paid to do it with all the perks in the world, free accommodation, free travel, free butler, chef, free travel, chauffeur driven transport, some stupid members of staff (brothers of the ministers mistress) to boss around, you will have your own b***s carriers 24/7/52, ………….. not much work to do, however you might be slapped by your monitoring MP if you are not careful, ………….

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    I am pretty sure, Venerable Ghanasara is the Consultant Advisor for Vijayakala Mendis. So, Venerable ghanasara’s sentence should be increased to 25 years or for life.

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    Even though some people can dismiss “TamilNet” as the LTTE online wing, I have been hearing about these types of the incidents for some time now with graphic details from various people, especially since the war ended. I am not going to comment any further on the sources due to “obvious” reasons. It shows how primitive the country is. It is very hard to convict these culprits. One of the most important things would be witness protection which literally does not exist in SL. A strong, “independent”, procedurally and technologically advanced police (especially forensics) is critical where victims can report to special units without fearing reprisals. An elite special women’s only unit would also help. These units MUST BE TRILINGUAL. Child protection authority (CPA) usually acts quickly in urban areas when there is no political interference. I personally know of the case of abuse of a 12-year-old girl. The CID and CPA acted quickly but this is because the parents reported the crimes quickly and were not fearful of reprisals by the culprits. Fortunately, the child has somewhat recovered and is now doing well in her studies (Got 8A’s for her O/Ls), but the long-term impact is unclear. Counseling is critical. There has to be a secure way for victims to report these crimes quickly. There should at least a bunch of volunteer groups that will go to these remote areas and talk to these people and report these crimes at least indirectly or in an anonymous way if that is possible. “Yahapalanaya” lethargy regarding reforms to the Law and Police is really shocking and disheartening. This could easily happen to your or my child.

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      and most importantly they must hang the bastards quickly without delay so that the message is spread loud and clear zero tolerance to heinous crimes.On all other points i agree with you,but the hanging is crucial to see that you are successful.

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    We can understand women teaming up with Vijayakala’s right to encourage terrorism in this country. Some of these women are more interested in ‘lying down’ with, rather than ‘standing up’ for her. These so-called women are hiding many parts they will get to use then.

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      Gulbai

      I read your typing with interest.
      What exactly are you trying to say to us the readers and the women who day in day out suffer in the hands of male chauvinist pigs?

      Are you one of the frustrated men who is incapable of finding a suitable partner or never had the opportunity to copulate with another human being?

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        Ask Halgolla foreigners. I have copulated with many!

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          Gulbai
          “I have copulated with many!”
          Oh man/woman.
          You must test your blood for HIV positive or other sexually transmitted diseases. Have you had any physical relation with Champa? If you had you are going to die shortly.

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            All hymies think so. But they are already dead and these are their death dreams!

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            Gulbai and NV, knowing the HIV status of many of the Halgolla folks, the more appropriate answer should have been, You were not aware of the risk when you engaged in the act.

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      Gulbai, You seem to want to be the joker of the pack. Be mindful. There is heavy competition.

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    Give a break to Vijayakala (She is also a Sri Lankan)

    Forget about what she said about the LTTE

    Do some thing for the disabled women and children who have greatly suffered and still suffering

    even to this day – although the war is over

    If the current Govt is better than the LTTE rule – I am sure that Vijayakala would NOT think of uttering something like this.

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      Colombo man
      You say: “Forget about what she said about the LTTE.”
      Give me one good reason why should we do that? Because she is a Tamil?
      Why should we do that? She openly called for a revival of a banned terrorist outfit. Not once, but twice. If she say that in Tamil Nadu, the Tamil Nadu police would have put her in jail by dragging her from the stage.
      Then as an MP, she violated the Constitution too.
      Why should we forget about it?
      Amiththa Weerasinghe is still in jail for inciting Sinhalese against Muslims via FaceBook.
      Venerable Gnanasara Thero was sentenced for 6 year-RI for contempt of court.
      Why should we forget what Vijayakala said? Are Tamils above the law?
      The law should be equal to everybody.

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        Wimal Weerawansa said the Parliament must be bombed! How about that? What action was taken against him?

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          Estate Labourer
          Wimal NEVER said the Parliament MUST BE bombed. He said if the Federal Constitution is passed, the following day a bomb will fall on the Parliament from above. It was more like a curse. .
          You are free to listen to his speech at his book launching ceremony “Yadamin Bendi Akshara.”
          If Wimal said what your creative mind has suggested, then this government wouldn’t have wasted a minute to arrest him.

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            Champa the liar:

            Excerpts from

            Lanka’s Guy Fawkes drops parliamentary bombshell: Question is, is it high treason?
            With the former President Rajapaksa on stage, Wimal spells out why the House must be air-bombed out of existence if new constitution is passed
            By Don Manu
            http://www.sundaytimes.lk/171029/columns/lankas-guy-fawkes-drops-parliamentary-bombshell-question-is-is-it-high-treason-265827.html

            Wimal Weerawansa stands today condemned by every syllable he uttered when, in the presence of the former President Rajapaksa no less on stage and brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the audience with a whole host of Buddhist monks in attendance, he devilishly declared that Parliament must be bombed from above and swiped out of existence if it dared to pass a new constitution as proposed by the present government.

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            Champa the liar:
            Continued
            Excerpts from

            Lanka’s Guy Fawkes drops parliamentary bombshell: Question is, is it high treason?
            With the former President Rajapaksa on stage, Wimal spells out why the House must be air-bombed out of existence if new constitution is passed
            By Don Manu
            http://www.sundaytimes.lk/171029/columns/lankas-guy-fawkes-drops-parliamentary-bombshell-question-is-is-it-high-treason-265827.html

            Wimal’s NFF party restates: Parliament must be bombed

            In the storm that broke following Wimal’s outburst of bombing Parliament if it did not abide by his wishes, one man from his own party, its national organiser no less, was brave enough to stand up to his leader’s rant and declare that ‘ the statement made by his leader Wimal, did not reflect the opinion of the party, the party had not taken nor authorised Wimal’s statement and that it was Wimal’s alone. And that he had checked with the party’s General Secretary who had confirmed it.
            National Organizer of the National Freedom Front (NFF), Piyasiri Wijenaike on Tuesday, denounced the comments made by his own Party leader Wimal Weerawansa MP that a bomb attack should be launched on Parliament. And on Thursday moves were afoot to strip him of his post. It is not the concern of the general public how Wimal runs with an iron fist his one man show within his own party of handfuls. But what must shock is that he has shown no repentance to atone for his sin in his threat to bomb parliament out of existence.
            One of Wimal’s catchers, a NFF MP Jayantha Samaraweera addressed a news conference on Friday and faithfully barked his master Wimal’s decree that Parliament must be bombed if it passes the proposed Constitution Bill. He said: “If the parliament approves this Constitution with a two-third majority, then the parliament should be bombed: it should be struck by lightning without rain and should be flattened. There is no need of a parliament, a cabinet or MPs. It must bombed. It must be turned into a museum. That is the stance of our party. ”

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              Hindian Vedda
              Why do you depend on newspaper version of his speech when you can easily listen to his original speech?
              Not only Jayantha, I also said the same.
              So, why are you waiting?
              Go to the nearest police station and make a complaint and prove your point. End of the story.
              Who stopped you?

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                Hindian Vedda
                I read Jayantha’s part you quoted properly only now. Listen to his original speech. He reiterates what Wimal said by saying that if the Federal Constitution is passed a bomb should fall on to the Parliament and the building should collapse to the ground. Like Wimal’s it was again a curse.

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      You are right.

      I think we must not hang on with the evasive talks made by her anymore.
      See we also have JO mps that would constantly add the kind of even very dividing remarks in the country. Like for example Wimal Buruwanse to add that UNP mps to have distributed contaminated milk packets to the gathering on the 5th. Is brutal.. acutally,
      These men that just add the kind of statements into public, have no whatsoever proofs.
      If that woudl ahv ebeen the case in Europe, they have to be caught by courts to have spread milseading news to innocient public.

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        Bunjappu
        The poisoned milk packet saga has glaring evidence as revealed at the JO press briefing by Shehan Semasinghe.
        They were transported by a van belonging to (Mangala’s) National Lotteries Board bearing No. WP ND 3094. He has produced a copy of Driver’s running chart. The Driver has gone to Milco, Sirikotha, Galle Face, Vauxhall Street, Narahenpita, Ministry of Finance and Battaramulla distributing milk packets. Same milk packets were found in Battaramulla the following day.
        What other evidence do you need to prove UNP’s bloody attempt to kill protesters with poisonous milk?
        What is brutal? Poisoning innocent villagers against humanity or exposing UNP’s attempted murder?
        So many complaints were made. But there is no investigation upto date.

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          Wait and see, they have expressed they are ready any open investigations.

          There that bugger Kanchana Wijesekara no second Ponna wimala will have to face it.

          I have no doiubt, this particular gentleman – Muji. would never do it. I am sinhalaya, and he is muslim, we would never want todays folks would feel like our sinhala Race is above the other. We are all the same, we bear all srilanken passport.

          And the fact that milk or milk product go spoilt in higher temp easily. That is an evident food techologists as I am well aware of .
          Even in European countries, we have experienced spoilt milk make people sick and causes loose motion or the like stomach problems.
          I want WIMAL Weerawanse be charged with imprisonment for having made such remarks creating new forms of racism in this country.
          There is a saying, even if you put balu waligaya- dogs tail in a bamboo sheath, that would never be able to straightened.
          Likewise, people of Wimal Ponnawanse would never change his nature. And considering his background and education, the bugger would never perform well close to a civilized person.
          If this stupdid man would be punished by nature for all the rabblerousing acts sofar done, I will be first to join parties to celebrate taht nature has made for the sake of people in this country.

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            Bunjappu
            Now Dulas has revealed more. They have the registration numbers of 3 vehicles which had been used to distribute poisonous milk packets.
            There is no racism here. What is wrong is wrong. A Muslim can’t escape from his crimes just because he is a Muslim.
            All perpetrators should be charged for attempted murder.
            It is you who is trying to highlight the race factor to save a criminal MP.
            What type of education and civility do you think one need to attempt to kill people by distributing poisonous milk packets among innocent villagers who took part in the protest?
            Wimal didn’t drag Mujibur into this incident. It was Mujibur himself who got involved.
            It was Mujibur who came to Lake House area and Fort Railway Station IN THE NIGHT along with media and made a statement specifically about milk packets which is totally unnecessary if he was not involved.
            It was Mujibur who revealed those were expired milk packets.
            Why did he come to the scene in the night where people were gathered and made that statement if he was not involved?
            When he went to the Fort Railway Station people chased him and his media crew.

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              Champa
              If they were poisonous milk packets there would be many dead. They appear to be expired milk packets, perhaps to give the JO a message that their political lives have also expired.

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                Steve
                There were witnesses as shown on TV, who said that there were covered holes in the milk packets.
                Moreover expired milk can be deadly too if a sick person or a very old person take them.
                Distributing rotten milk packets is disgusting and cruel on a hot day as many people tend to accept them.

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              You are absolutly no go.
              You always would sit with Wimalawathie and help him with contaminated condoms further.

              But believe, none of these Ministers have poisoned them, but milk itself due to temp hiks as is the case in Europe. Milk prodcuts are really dangers ifthey would not ahve been kept in cooler temperature. They become spoilt easily.

              But let s wait until MRI will bring the analytical results.

              You the like women would go on spice those droppings left by your beloved participants to the rally. I have no doubt, you will. ..
              ALways, whatever wimalawthie to have uttered is being seconded by you is seen here and anywhere.
              We hate wimalawathie for ever, and we knwo pretty well that UNP or the govt did not nothing to kill own people. But Rajakashes have got records to prove thow they treated own follkls.

              And keeping this ballige putha Dulas behind him standing, Rajakashe gonthadiya to address the gathering that Dulas has still been suffering from his belly pains.. is a joke.
              Rajakashes are unethcal monsters.. as CBK once defined them tot he world. BASTA:

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                Bunjappu
                The vehicles used by the perpetrators tell them all.
                Who assigned Lotteries Board vehicle to distribute milk packets?

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                  Too early to draw conclusions. I will bet you, the report will learn Rajakashes a lession this time.

                  But Rascals of WIMALASIRI GAMLATH nature, would set anything mostly not having any proofs.
                  So have they twisted the gulliable mind set of the grass eaters all along.
                  Today, they just come to rallies and leave their dropings in colombo corners not being able to behave civilize.

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                    Bunjappu
                    Rosy spent Rs. 5.7 million to refurbish washrooms of her official residence which is according to your opinion is a civilized act.
                    She should have invested that money to install adequate toilet and urinal facilities in congested parts of the city such as; Pettah and Fort.
                    If the poisonous milk packets were not distributed in government vehicles, and if Mujibur didn’t spill the beans, there is no reason for Wimal to take that matter up.

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    Standing up for Tamil Women in Sri Lankan politics – First she must resign from UNP, and stop aiding and abetting the Sinhala government from colonisation under army occupation.
    Tamil police and removal of the army will bring law and order, by the People and for the people under the provincial leadership.

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      Manicka Vasagar

      “Tamil police and removal of the army will bring law and order, by the People and for the people under the provincial leadership.”

      Could you list all tangible progress the Northern Provincial or provide a progress report on the achievement of elected Northern Provincial Council in the past 5 years.

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    Wijekala Maheswaran is a premature politician, by a slip of the tongue she made such a statement that cost her ministerial post. Penalising Ms.Wijekala under a court of law is merely an eyewash as the root cause of the issue is swept under the carpet. She was helpless even as a responsible minister in the present government unable to force lasting solution to curb the gruesome crimes committed by mysterious individuals in the north. Present UNP government still unable to combat the crime that unleashed against the people. People in the north are wondering whether it has something to do with the military presence in the north.

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    Most of the Thamils are not fan of the LTTE same as the lot of Buddhists are not with BBS
    But what’s happening in Jaffba is total disaster,taking revenge thinking all the Thamils are LTTE amount of forces are there for what
    These AVA group greese yakos,intimidation,blind eye for the crimes
    When JVP uprising was there any air Force bombings to the civilians destroy the sturatures ,don’t know why we needs to have police there
    This racist writer why don’t you write something to build the bridge to unite the people make Sri Lanka better even the puppet war hero hold on his lottery USA citizenship,, what a pathetic
    These all breed of kalathoni Vijay
    What we can expect

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    There is no equality before the law in Srilanka .The people who threatened to over throw the legally established govt., by force, the ex. military man who said supporters of the new constitution will be considered traitors and hanged and described the way their funerals should be held and mahanayaka who proposed Hitlerite like regime change are all going scot free as against proposed action against Vijayakala.This is Sinhala racism of the highest order which the present govt. has sought to ignore.

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    Whatever Vijeyakala said was spur of the moment outburst and only to reflect and highlight the helplessness of the people. The dust she created is not being allowed to settle but this has only drawn her closer to the voters.
    On the other hand, the Gotler idea was well discussed with important people, rehearsed and delivered. People have forgotten why/when this Nazi idea came, from whom or why.

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    Dear Dr Chamindra

    Thank you for speaking on behalf of the family who lost their children and their dignity right under the watch of the armed forces of SL. We as a nation should have been outraged and the entire administration along with the THREE head of the armed forces should have been at the side of the family until the investigations were over and the culprits were brought to Justice too. I would have also expected train and bus loads of people from all part of the country would have shown solidarity too with the grieved families. It is a National shame this did not take place but the opposite happened captured so accurately by your goodself. I think it was correct the media were not allowed to write creative stories given the entire parliament was present in Jaffna, but the later did not happen hence your article asked all the correct questions. I will ignore the Tamil net version and the reference to Sinhala army as suppose to Sri Lankan Army. Perhaps the second Indian Embassy in Sri Lanka located in Jaffna (I am not sure why we have this) should have played a major part in the investigations too even an Indian and Chinese high ranking representation at the funerals would have been more appropriate and reflective of the state of affairs in our nation too. However I do not agree that Tamil nor the Sinhala Nationalism should be tolerated by us the Lankans ever however I see your argument for the sake of justice to the woman and children. It is this and the regional & geo politics that made us all loose what we had our pride/dignity and all our children flesh & blood too we lost to these monsters/monstrous state of affairs. So much for the Independence from the European Colonists now we are literally raped by the regional power houses for their breeding program. Thank you.

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    A fine piece by Chamindra, as usual.

    The AG has advised the IGP to file action against Vijayakala in the Appeal Court. After her conviction, most probably, she will be an immediate Folk Heroine, much on the same lines as Kannagi, eulogized as Pattini.
    The Srilankan Law Enforcement authorities were never known to think beyond the tip of their noses!

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    The Lankan Armed Services and Police are a law unto themselves all over the island. In N&E they are the law and the people have to put up or put up. Please read the link below
    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/kanakarayankulam-oic-assaults-and-hospitalizes-children/
    Vijeyakala showed how utterly helpless leaders find themselves.

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    <Breaking News! By about 4 PM on 5th, from the window his room in Shangri La, Chief Organizer Namal could see that things had gone horribly wrong with the Great March. Sakra’s throne started melting – a sign of someone in distress. After checking, Sakra rang Namal on his Samsung S9 and the following conversation took place:
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    Sakra : Hello Namal, what can I do for you?
    Namal: Oh My God! Where the hell were you all this time, Sakra?
    Sakra : I am in Thavthisa Deva Loka these days for a conference. What seems to be the problem?
    Namal: It is this stupid March you know. I am in deep deep shit. I promised dad 200,000 marchers. But we have less than 25,000.
    Sakra : Why? What happened?
    Namal: Some were poisoned. it could be even our guys who did it. Some drank too much and are rolling on the ground instead of marching.
    Sakra : You mean like those supporters who come to see lick the boots of your Dad?
    Namal: Yeah! Yeah! I need at least 100,000 more marchers to be created as soon as possible.
    Sakra : Simple Namal. I will do it.
    Namal: How long will it take?
    Sakra : One second only.
    .
    Nama waited and waited while a few hours went by. But there were no new marchers. So he called Sakra.
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    Namal: You said a few seconds. Where are they?
    Sakra : I said a few seconds of Thavthisa time, you idiot! Don’t you know that a second of Thavthisa time is 100 years of Earth time? You will get your marchers on 5th September 3018.

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      Well done! Saimon.

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    Dear Vijayakala, you are young enough to be my daughter. So, I hope you don’t mind me advising you.
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    In life, we come across mass manipulators. They are only interested in money and power. Sometimes they act as enemies. But behind the scenes they are partners in their dirty work.
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    In the South there is Mahinda and his dirty pups like Weere, and the Highly Pure man Holmanpila. I don’t have to tell you who their Northern counterparts are. You know better than me.
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    If politicians like them could hire others to die for them, the poor could make a nice living.

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      Edwin
      You old fart, now Vijayakala is like your daughter, whose mammary glands you commented about. What a moron you are. Vijayakala does not need your two cents worth of advise. Keep it to yourself.

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        Please dont fall to that levels: May be what he meant is Vijayakala should not have bheaved the way she did in that public meeting.
        I have no idea as to why you guys talk about MILK PRODCUTION and Mamary glands in terms of the discussion. (funny).

        As I got to know , Edwin Rodrigo is not a fart, but an another educated person to this forum.

        I think his recent posts to CT back and forth contained valuable contents.

        Please let s discuss issues, not attacking anyone.

        May peace be shared to all equally !

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        Yes these men abuse their mouth – not knowing their ages. AND not thinking twice.
        The kind of cesspits should be bombed down by using the rest of amunitions of the war.

        SLFP senior man Kumara Walgama( 70years) former powerful minister -one another abusive man in JO added, ” wijaya kala palala kala” meaning – just widened her legs – with buddhist clergy sitting next to him. Can you imagine? These bitch’s sons would never leave decent statments yet today.

        Mahinda Rajaapakshe too does so even today – He is used to say Ranilta baha -and he has made 3 times ( meaning Ranil has no children and has not proved it – but he can and he has made 3 bastard sons).

        These nature is in built in some sinhalaya. I am ashamed BUT we cant do anything against the kind of men.

        Lankens folks would never become civilized – that is provable fact.

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    COLOMBO, Sept 11, (AFP): Sri Lankan war widows and women in former conflict zones are being forced to sell their kidneys to pay loan sharks, a UN expert said Tuesday, urging government intervention. Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, the UN’s independent expert on effects of debt on human rights, said that debt collectors were also demanding sexual favours. “Women are at times exposed to psychological and physical violence by these collectors …,” he said in a statement after a visit to the island nation. “I have also learned of cases of borrowers who have tried to sell their kidneys for money to repay loans,” he said without elaborating.

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    What if Vijayakala said that we have to bring back Hitler. Although the mahanayaka escaped it would have been different for Vijayakala. JVP was crushed in 1971 but came back in 1989. Battle won war lost.Although the LTTE was crushed the ethnic problem remain.That was Vijayakalas’s cry.

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      Upali
      The difference is LTTE didn’t abandon weapons and join the mainstream politics.
      Prabhakaran is dead. LTTE is still intact overseas. They never give up their struggle.
      The Buddhist priest didn’t call Hitler back or the Nazi Army to take over Sri Lanka. Hitler is a dictatorial political leader whereas Prabhakran is a terrorist leader whose terrorist outfit is banned in Sri Lanka and many other countries. The remark of the Buddhist priest was personal to someone and made at a personal religious event. On the contrary Vijayakala called LTTE back in a public rally. And she is a Minister of the ruling government. She represents the government.

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        Champa.
        You have not got me right. What I have failed to tell in simple language is that like the JVP making a come back the LTTE too will come back if an acceptable solution is not found to the ethnic problem.As you say they are active overseas. For what?:

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    Chaminda trying to make Vijayakala swallow her words he want to put his word in. Further she is advising the Colombo rulers that Vijayakala made a cunning & strategical move, trapping the Colombo so she is saying to them not to make any more blind moves. That is how his reconciliation effort is going. New King ordered not to release any info to the courts to investigate any rapes or murders Army committing. He dismissed Dilrukshi. He broke up with Old king to save New Son prince from beating up of DIG’s son on girls matter. The Prince went with his clique to Night Club Clique and beat up the Guards. The IGP said it was he who stopped the night club from going for action because daddy asked for it from Australia. Old King escaped out of crimes he committed because Ranil blocked all cases. Ranil went to New York to have the Expert Panel report withdrawn. Ranil is accused of master minding CB but he let actual doer Mahendran to go to Singapore. Can anybody remember how many criminal escaped with the help Ranil from the time he let Wimal to get out of Air Port from passport fraud? Chandrika imprisoned Corporal Rajapaksa for pointing fingers at her commanders for Chemani mass murders. It is Baboon de Silva bragged it was he who let Old King free to stand in the election. Austin escape out of presidential house only after hiding the PCOI and PRECIPAC reports for thirty years. I don’t have the whole list of the crooks named in those report. One simple thing is 118 8th graders shared the CB looting, lowest 1 million per head one was said to be 16 million. These are people serving justice for all others in Lankawe. Within this Kleptocracy, Chamindra has found out Vijayakala too tried to save Swiss Kumar.

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    Swiss Kumar case is irrelevant to the topic. Somersault-er Chamindra is forcefully dragging it in only with the hope of discrediting Vijayakala, maximum. Then she is coming as she is gender neutral. First let us to deal with that distraction and then come to the main point and Chamindra’s Somersaults.
    The first defense he is inventing out of it is as Vijayakala in involved in another rape & murder case, she has no moral authority to demand justice for Tamil women and Children. In any Western Democracy a criminal convicted of sexual crime cannot participate in Children’s affairs. She was the Children affairs Minister of Yahapalanaya. Somersault-er Chamindra is not ready to ask Ranil or New King of how she got into the cabinet when it was reshuffled last time. She likes to hold the crime on Vijayakala but not on the Lankawe Criminal justice system of Parliamentary procedures for making her a minister. Now Vijayakala’s Minister Post is gone. But Chaminda has not justified that misfortune with Vijayakala’s crime connected to having a hand in sexual crime. Instead, Chamindra is advising if somebody not saving Vijayakala, Lankawe will be hurt. First, Chamindra has to come clean of his conviction of Vijayakala on what: is it saving a criminal or Is it saving criminal of sexual crime? Chamindra is arguing, as Vijayakala saved a sexual criminal, the Colombo should has justification to save all sexual predators of Tamils. If we accept the Chamindra’s logic, we have to immediately prove Swiss Kumar’s case without any doubt. But unfortunately that never happened.
    Chamindra is lawyer, a writer, a human rights activist, a professor….. I don’t know what else. Chamindra came through to know by Colombo Media that Vijayakala was accused by Rapist police of saving a sexual criminal. Police investigated her multiple times, but never charged Vijayakala.

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    The case against Swiss Kumar could not be transferred to Colombo to make it as Sinhala Jury only case as the Rapist Navy people wanted. So it was turned as Trail at Bar so they can easily keep the Tamil Jury out of the court. Accused, in open court, blamed Navy for rape. Judges did not take care of it as the case was fully framed to go nicely through the Trail at Bar. Earlier, immediately after murder, UNP(Ranil) had sent three Sinhala lawyers, who did not speak Tamil, to forcefully plug out of the Tamil Lawyer who though very famous, but signed his time to appear free for the victims family. Then Yahapalanaya worked hard to split the Mother and the brother of the victim. They forcefully took mother to Vavuniya and settled there in middle of Sinhala colonized barbarians. In addition to the loss of her daughter, she lost her family, back at home town. The DIG who took Swiss Kumar by the order of UNP(Ranil) to Colombo is now saved by UNP and said they have sent him out of the country. He didn’t face the case. Police never produced Swiss Kumar’s semen or DNA in that case to connect him with raping of Vidya. Samples were collected from the murder scene, analyzed for more than one and half year, but never used as evidence against Swiss Kumar. But in Leader Pirapaharan’s death, it was produced within 12 hours by the same police. Sadly, for Chamindra, this is how Vijayakala protected a rapist. (But who is that Rapist? Only Chamindra knows that). After all these accusation, Yahapalanaya made Vijayakala as state minister for Children affairs. Chamindra the somersault-er who came to know only selected data of the accusation of Vijayakala’s involvement in the murder, also came to know by Colombo media that Vijayakala made a sensitive speech. Right after that speech, She was fired immediately, without any investigation.

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    Then CID investigated her. It reported that investigation to AG. No case was filed on her. Karu send a request to AG to recommend parliament of what can be done to Vijayakala. AG recommended what the parliament could do to punish Vijayakala if they want to. Probably because of being reluctant to lead in punishing a non-criminal, but still lending to the pressure of Sinhala Buddhist racists, Karu send it back to AG to palm off that job of punishing Vijayakala, twisting the question as if she has committed a crime. Now we know that AG and IGP understood the signal and deciding to file a case. Now AG decided she has committed a crime. Unfortunately, our master Somersault-er differed with police department on both cases, so he is blaming on Yahapalanaya government of not being wise and not letting the criminal (or the snake) go free, because she is so damaging to Appe Aanduwa. Chamindra, while convicting Vijayakala of being a accomplish in the Vidya rape, murder and escape plot, where police didn’t file a case, now, while accusing Vijayakala of having violated constitution by her speech, but demanding the Yahapalanaya to get involved in AG’s duties to let a criminal go, because she thinks that prosecuting the criminal is damaging. Why the well-known activist is somersaulting like this? The only answer is she just can’t go against the Sinhala Buddhist Brethren’s Chauvinism. His fear is the Sinhala Buddhist Chauvinism is going to be shaken if this case goes ahead. I hope Chamindra will come back on this and apologies for his fault of convicting Vijayakala while police has not file a case on her. This is very naive, shameless technique she used to discredit Vijayakala to stop her speaking for Tamil women and Children Victims.
    Chamindra presents Vijayakala worse than Hitler. “She is cunning; she is tricky; she is manipulative; she opportunistic… “, so the Sinha Intellectual Pundits have to be very alert and careful with!

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    This is precisely the reason why Colombo’s reaction is extremely problematic, and even more ill thought-out than Ms Maheswaran’s statement. What a gymnastic game Chamindra is paying there. She is saying Ms Mahaeswarn made an ill statement. But it is the same Vijayakala she earlier painted as the shrewdest manipulator.

    Legal action also sends a very negative signal to politically active Tamils, especially to women and youth, that post-war Sri Lanka is not a place where they are allowed to openly express their political views. Chamindra’s biggest somersault is she came to advice Tamils and Sinhalese for a reconciliation cause. But he realized that the past 70 years history has so rigidly proved that it is impossible, in between his essay. That is where he changed his path to save the Yahapalanaya and the age old Sinhala Buddhist Chauvinism. He is not telling to Appe Aanduwa “Stop Punishing Vijayakala while your is known in the world area as Government of Impunity granters to looters, murders and Rapist, but telling punishing also turn of Tamil Women and Children supporting the Chauvinist government. I have a question for him; does he live in the earth or in the moon? Hello Chamindra Jaffna SLFP organizer played LTTE’s liberation songs in the LG election meeting and has gained an unexpected voter turn around for him. UNP Vijayakala wants LTTE revived to stop the rapes and murders. You are an outdated Chauvinist Chamindra!
    Chamindra knows diaspora is the crowed displaced by JR and the war. Chamindra has to be honest in accepting that every refugee in the West is an acceptance of a Western country of the discrimination in Lankawe. Chamindra has to accept that Sinhala government allowed JVP to rebel and re-settle. If the Tamils have been on the same citizenship, by now, with internal procedures, without waiting for UNHRC, Appe Aanduwa might have settled Tamils too.

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    It was the Tamil polices protected Sirimavo and Colombo during JVP time (1970). It was Tamil lawyers appeared for JVP’s defense. But now JVP and Sirimavo’s family are taking the lead in destroying the Tamils. But still I am so proud of them that they were being so brave, unlike the cowardice Chamindra!
    Chamindra has to note Vijayakala is not being prosecuted for telling “it is better LTTE is coming back.” She is being prosecuted for something that she didn’t even dream of telling, that she was asking a separate country. The constitutional violation coming in only if one asks for separation. It cannot come in if a mother had asked a LTTE rebel to stop a rapist hurting her child. Constitutional violation is not there if a husband asked a rebel Soldier to stop a rapist murdering his wife. It is purposeful interpretation of the Sinhala Buddhist Chauvinist when she said LTTE need to stop the rapists then it is being interpreted as she is asking for separate country. Vijayakala is not being prosecuted because she has made any crimes. It is in a situation just like Rapist Army is insisting that they have the full right to rape any Tamil women, the law enforcement too is showing that will sue anybody they like. We saw this when Sampanthar went to Paravipanchan Army Camp after making them telephone call, entire Colombo stood up that he should be prosecuted for breaking into army camp in to rive LTTE. They immediately nicknamed him as “Revived Kottiya”.
    Now 4 years have passed after they agreed to make an investigation on the Tamil genocide they did in 2009. Now only New King is making speeches that he will be telling to UNHRC that Army is not responsible for the Tamils death. Is Chamindra saying that this is straight forward talk and it will help clearing Lankawe name in the UNHRC? Why Chamindra is not advising New King that this will be aboveboard and Gullible so be like Cunning and shrewd like Vijayakala?

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    In the last UNHRC sitting Tilak threatened that they would pull off from UNHRC. Every week these crooks invent something new dynamite. To balance it off, it takes decades for Tamils. Why should Tamils has to put up with this game? It is Time for UN to act, instead of they sit and wait to hear from New King of his judgement of “The Rapist Army is Guilt free!”. They need to investigate the genocide and then should let Tamils to live in their land without anybody bothering them.
    “There is next to no inclination in international law to ‘separate’ and draw dividing lines in islands home to deeply divided socio-political backdrops.” There is! Tamils have every legal right to go alone. Chamindra might not know but all others know it. That is why DS bought coffee for Tamil ministers to keep with him shut up. That is why Sirimavo cancelled Privy Council Verdicts. That is why JR impeached Amirthalingam from opposition party leadership. That is why Chandrika declared war with Tamils, demanding their subordination. That is why Chamindra is in need of the support of “geo-strategically” to prove why Tamils cannot go alone.

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    I congratulate the writer for this sensible approach and a sane analysis on the question of nationalism.

    When there is a powerful cry of Sinhala Buddhist nationalism amongst the ethnic majority singhalese, of course the red carpet is laid for an equivalent cry for Tamil nationalism from an alarmed minority with a ancient and cherished language and cultural tradition.
    This situation becomes laced with honey to the struggling nationalistic groups in Tamil Nadu giving them succour to advance their personal struggles with a centralised power in New Delhi.
    I wish our politicians are more sensible than evoking in the end a regional unrest in the making that will destabilise the region.

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