20 July, 2017

The Wellspring Of Sinhala Extremism & The Gotabaya Question: Rejoinder To The Editor Of Colombo Telegraph 

By Dayan Jayatilleka – 

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

As the basic axiom of journalism goes, facts are sacred, comment is free. CT has admitted the fact that I never said Gotabhaya is behind the BBS or is responsible for the BBS. Then why did its caption misleadingly read Dayan Reveals Gota’s Post-Conflict Homeland Security Plan; Gota And Israel Behind BBS’ Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes”? Does this not clearly state that ‘Dayan reveals…Gota and Israel behind BBS?” Is this not spin?

Secondly, one cannot have the cake and eat it. Either I had the guts to be one of the few to criticize Gotabaya Rajapaksa, or I didn’t. If my criticism was clearly and unmistakably of Gotabaya, which it was, then CT has to admit that I was probably the only one to speak openly in that manner at that time. If I didn’t criticize Gotabaya you cannot caption your article as you did. You cannot have it both ways—saying I did not criticize gotabhaya by name and then going on to request readers to examine what I said and conclude whether or not Gotabaya was behind the BBS!

The problem is that you have erred several times over. You ran the original piece without getting my side of it and did not even inform me that the story had appeared. You attributed to me things I hadn’t said in the caption—which was mischievous, even mendacious.

Let me recapitulate what is in the video and the report which everyone can check. I criticized the rise of Islamophobia and the BBS. I also criticized the influence of Israel in the design of the postwar order in Sri Lanka. I criticized the network of officials within the Sri Lankan state who comprised the Zionist lobby and were pushing Sri Lanka in the direction that I cautioned would be counterproductive—as it was. I have written a book—‘Long War, Cold Peace” in which these points are made and is available in its second edition (with an Introduction by the legendary Godfrey Gunatilleke). I criticized Gotabaya’s presence at an occasion on which the BBS monks were present and worse, his (passing) defense of the BBS in his speech. I retract none of what I said. However, none of it adds up to your headline—and it cannot, because I never believed that Gotabaya was behind or was responsible for the BBS!    

I write as one who was interviewed by the BBC while marching against the BBS. What I pointed out repeatedly in public at that time was the strange anomaly that the USA which refused Narendra Modi a visa for years, even while he was Chief Minister of the economically powerful Gujarat, due to his alleged role in anti-Muslim rioting in that state years ago, Washington granted the BBS leader and his team five year multiple entry visas even after the BBS had been controversially associated with Islamophobic violence!

As a founder member of MIRJE ( Movement for Inter-Racial Justice & Equality) in 1979 and someone who has fought against Sinhala racism for decades—indeed the very term “ethnoreligious fascism” to define the BBS was originally mine—I am quite aware of the main wellspring of Sinhala Buddhist racism in our society in general and the postwar order in particular.

When there was violence at the Shah Rukh Khan show after agitation against having it, when there was a hate campaign against so-called ‘forced conversions’, when President Kumaratunga had to post armed police guards outside and even inside Catholic – not just Evangelical—churches on Christmas Day 2003, the BBS wasn’t formed, Gotabaya was in LA California and Mahinda Rajapaksa was not even the PM let alone the presidential candidate.

The font of Sinhala racism for the past few decades has been none other than Champika Ranawaka (with Gnanasaara in his ranks). Who originated the Islamophobia of the postwar years, having revived the Digavapi issue?  As I state in the speech, part of which is in the video, who in Cabinet visited Israel repeatedly during wartime? Not Weerawansa, but Champika Ranawaka…and Gnanasara was not in his team.

During MR’s Presidency, who opposed the BBS in Cabinet and called for the banning of its Maharagama meeting? Dinesh Gunawardena and Wimal Weerawansa. Who was present on stage at that meeting which was dotted by BBS goons in black T shirts? Champika Ranawaka. Whose name was disclosed by the LSSP’s Prof Tissa Vitarana as opposing in Cabinet any action against Gnanasara though the report which was commissioned by Mahinda Rajapaksa and chaired by Tissa Vitarana recommended such action? Champika Ranawaka.

Mao once said derisively to a group of young militants: “You say you want to make a revolution but you do not know where the bourgeoisie is! The bourgeoisie is in the Party!” Similarly, Sri Lanka’s cosmopolitan liberals and liberal leftists say they want to oppose racist extremism but they do not know who the Godfather of Sinhala racist extremism is and where he is! He is in the Yahapalana Cabinet! I was bemused to read just the other day, a high-minded polemic against religious violence and its backdrop, littered with references including several to Mahinda Rajapaksa/the Rajapaksas, but none whatsoever to Champika Ranawaka! As for Gotabaya, in the postwar period he was guarding Mahinda’s right flank against the most dangerous purveyor of Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism within the system and with access to the system: Gen Sarath Fonseka. Though this was first pointed out to me personally by the brilliant Dr. George Yeo, at the time the Foreign Minister of Singapore, the point has been independently made and repeatedly argued by Prof Rajiva Wijesinha in his writings. Sarath Fonseka too is within the Yahapalana Cabinet.

Let me clarify my position on Gotabaya as simply as I can and hopefully for the last time. Just as a medical doctor may oppose a strong medication and even more so, a surgical intervention plus a chemo shot, at a certain point of time, but urgently recommend it later for another disease, or because the original disease has become cancerous, so too will a political scientist do the equivalent. I criticized Gotabaya during Mahinda’s second term because he was to the Right of Mahinda and on the Right of the regime, which made its policy direction lopsided. Today the whole context has changed. Gotabaya is not the most reactionary, right wing figure in this country. There are far worse and scarier things out there than Gotabaya. Gotabaya is not the enemy and in fact is not an enemy. He is not the problem or part of the problem—unlike in the MR’s second term—but is very much part of the solution.

What was far too strong a dose of medication then in 2014, is just what the doctor ordered now. More: before the cancer that the pro-imperialist, pro-Indian annexationist, Ranil–CBK elite and puppet government represents in our body politic metastasizes, we need a surgical intervention and an implant – and Gotabaya is just the person for the job. This government and what it is doing to our country is classifiable as “political evil” – and Mahinda and Gotabaya can combat it.  Gotabaya is also the only one with a vision to rescue and modernize Sri Lanka. Looking around at the garbage, seeing the suffering of people during the spreading dengue epidemic, I know that Gotabaya would solve such problems expeditiously. Looking at what he achieved in Colombo and other cities such as Nuwara Eliya, I imagine what he could do for the whole country and how it could look like.

If Gotabaya does not or cannot intervene to stop the spreading cancer, then even more radical methods of intervention by the people themselves—such as in August 1953—will have to be embarked upon, supplemented by the emancipatory upsurge that we saw in Russia in 1917, Portugal in 1974-75, Iran in 1979, the Philippines in 1985, and Venezuela 1992. Gotabaya is our last chance to have a peaceful, mainstream, systemic electoral intervention. He is not our Donald Trump (we don’t need one); he is potentially our Vladimir Putin.      

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    I saw this reply to Dayan on Uvindu Kurukulasuriya’s Facebook;

    Of course you have never said “Gotabhaya was behind the BBS”. Even though you say you had the guts to criticise Gotabaya, you’ve never criticised Gotabaya by name, what u said was “a top official” You even didn’t name Gnanasara what u said was “අඥාණ නිස්සාර පුද්ගලයෙක්” (a man called Agnana Nissara) ;) So you are correct men. I’m wrong.

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      Well said. I watched the video too. DJ is lying now. Anyone who understand Sinhala should know what he said.

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      Spin baby Spin DJ: says- “”the fact that I never said Gotabhaya is behind the BBS or is responsible for the BBS.””……………………………………….
      The maggot army or apple corps is out defending all the old sinhalese rogues in bed with the forever corrupt muslims of the nation. green, blue red.- the patchwork culture, patchwork faith, patchwork constitution, patchwork language. The GupShup leftovers of the British Raj. Jesus never spoke of the apple or redemption………………..
      Islamophobia was coined by the hungry for vote failed left parties of Britain to cover the weakness of muslims and blacks that were against multinationals. Now Britain is doomed with in the words of Gartland Rice;”Money to the left of them and money to the right. Money everywhere they turn from morning to the night
      Only two things count at all from mountain to the sea
      Part of it’s percentage, and the rest is guarantee”- thats how pakistan won the champions cup courtesy Lanka…………………………………………………
      In Laotse’s words : Show me a dictator that can dispense with the services of a secret police and I will be his follower.

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        The picture of Burn baby Burn DJ: Sinhala Marakale Buddhist Cannibals go in pairs through the dark road to Hell- jayawava oyange gamanata.

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      DAYAN JAYATILAKE SILVA SAYS
      “””Gotabaya is our last chance to have a peaceful, mainstream, systemic electoral intervention. He is not our Donald Trump (we don’t need one); he is potentially our Vladimir Putin.””.
      My arse, a peaceful or pieces full ?????????.
      dayan with a tail of PHD!!!!!!!!!!., he did not forget that;

      Vladimir Putin WAS/ IS THE MAIN EXECUTIONER KGB OF ALL FREE THINKERS AND INNOCENTS OF FORMER USSR AND NOW RUSSIA who suffered inhumen tourteres on the hand of bloody maniac. and physicopath””.

      DO WE NEED AN EXICUTIONER LIKE Vladimir Putin. IN srilanka.??????
      people still remember the cries of mathale army camp, vavuniya joseph camp, trinco plantain point camp victims.
      and rathupaswala, chilaw, katunayaka victims too.

      lunetic singing YANA GEEEE?????????

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    Well well DJ, you were talking about Anti-muslim sentiments. According to your speech postwar Anti-muslim sentiments started after the “top defence man” aligned with Israel. So why are you now trying to drag PACHA Ranawaka’s attacks on Churches. This is about attacking Muslims.

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    After all Chamapaka is not a bad bloke , if he still has the commitment to protect Sinhala Buddhist People, and their Relgion from the Elite , Anglicans,, Vellalas , the new addition Wahabis and last but not , least the Army of Dollar sucking NGOs … of course….. ……………………..But Herr Comandante with 6 Stars is a bis ass betrayer with Capital B……Comandante in fact will do anything for the right price…………Another thing I noticed about Champaka is , that his name is not in the Yahapalana 99 List of Car Permit Millionaires…………. ,…. Besides his defence of BBS in the Cabinet Room , Still I won’t be rushing to any conclusions…..until his boss Dr Ranil puts out his Federal Thing to please the TNA and the Diaspora……………….

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      He may not be in the list of car permit millionaires, but, he ran away from a Murder scene while driving. Remember that ? or conveniently forgotten ?

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    Gotabaya……..potentially our Vladimir Putin.? We need a ‘Putin’ like a hole in the head!

    Why is it that Sri Lanka cannot produce its own brand to guide it to the promised land? Why do we need a Castro or Trump or Putin or whoever is the fashionable option of the day? Do we not have our own leaders who can think freely?

    Champika and the ‘Field Marshall’ are but two of several who enjoy the chaos brought about the BBS and their cohorts. Even the present ‘yahapalanaya’ mess are happy to keep the mad monk de facto in cabinet (the Minister of Chaos?) The root cause is the ‘protection’ of Buddhism demanded by the constitution (Buddha will run a mile to get away from this lot!). Of course the present-day ‘guardians of Buddhism’ are backed by vested interests at home and overseas, but that is no excuse for what they propagate. The BBS and their apologists are a cancer in our land, and anyone who can exorcise them will deserve the eternal gratitude of all our people now, and for generations to come. So, will it be Gota, again? Only Time will tell (and we don’t have too much time in hand).

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      “”Do we not have our own leaders who can think freely?” Definitely not because the British Raj left was power in the hands of the settlers The magnificent idlers fond of croak-et and drinking hot croako and they all turned out to be old rogues in love with the burkas in orange,, burkas in black- for salli……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
      An island of pirates can’t dream of a socrates to say I was wrong after he won the debate as in hippias of plato. BBS is only the revelation of the hungry masses that are being fu***d for old rogues to enjoy the $$. They were never bad like (Prof Sheila says he has Obama the leader of debating team and ladies man who killed more americans and folk of the world than Bush.(fact)…………………………….. “”The BBS and their apologists are a cancer in our land, “” Sorry old croak you belong to part of that cancerous society called the old rogue CBK, croak and dagger agents brigade-like the open mouth frog. Phew!!

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    Wow and wow again! Dr. DJ is getting lots of free publicity today.—————————
    However, I fully agree with what he says about Champika Ranawaka. This devious poseur has long-term plans and has not changed his racist ways one bit. Ranil is risking a lot by giving the guy a platform. He ought to be locked up with the BBS.

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      old codger——“Ranil is risking a lot by giving the guy a platform.” ———–On the contrary Ranil is using his tried and tested strategy, Sun Tzu’s “Keep your friends close, your enemies closer” as he successfully weakened LTTE by keeping VP closer. Will we see a split in JHU which will destroy the party as well as the leadership?

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        LOL Ranil and Sun Tzu.

        An insult to Sun Tzu given how Ranil has performed over the last 40 years despite every advantage in his corner.

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          “”An insult to Sun Tzu given how Ranil “”pulli padde covering his excreta like cats.

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          Perriamama————“LOL Ranil and Sun Tzu. An insult to Sun Tzu given how Ranil has performed over the last 40 years despite every advantage in his corner.”—————————————————————————————————————————————————————-So you knew Sun Tzu personally.

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        Dear Native………I thought you were referring to Su Tzu’s boss , King WU’s strategy………But Dr Ranil has no Concubines………Is that correct,,,,,,,,,,,

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        Native Vedda–“”Will we see a split in JHU which will destroy the party as well as the leadership?”” that won’t change the pacifism of the nation. So the weeping widow let them squat and bedded the black burka terrorist of Egypt. Since then both sides of the Sinhala elite (blue-green) have an abundance of the black burkas who have squandered the island left right and centre lifting PLO as if there is DNA when the little people can’t feed themselves – the BBS is not a revolution or a bastard that `bigoted village minds of S,T,M so called Obama type orators think ` but is all about a `revelation` about the state of a nation lost to the old rouges. Most powerful Europeans who have dealt with the top are well aware where and how the money seeps but it is not their business only you can help yourself or run croak and dagger run.

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      What Dayan is trying to put the fingers on Champika who is part of the Ranil’s govt and try to cover of the Gotapaya’s past and to say that Gotapaya is a very good person after chased away by people. We all should understand that Mahinda Rajapakse family was in a mission to establish their family kingdom at any cost to the nation and people. Dayan will not talk about what happened to those who surrendered to the military after the verbal agreement with mediators, he will not talk about the use of food and medicine as weapon by Mahinda group, he will not talk about the murder of Lasantha and the journalists, he will not talk about white van abduction and murder of large number of people including parliamentarians, journalists, ordinary people, he will not talk about the massacre tamil civilians refugees. he will not talk about the arm business of Gotapaya. Extremist racism is the fundamental of Rajapakse regime during their period and even after their removal from the power. Whether Gotapaya has a rehabilitated person or Mahinda Rajapakse has become spritual or Basil Rajapakse has given up asking bribes is immaterial and they should be punished for whatever they committed against the humanity, democracy and religious harmony.

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      sleeping with the angry partition indians does not make you clean either but an eventual loser. Saw the flogging they received at the hands of the satanic verses did your folk not win at the bucket shop?

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    now the local trump wants a dictatorship under gota aka putin
    time he stopped talking like sira and rana and and led his troops to clear the garbage and bring in his new utopia

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    Dayan’s hatred for RW/Chandrika is long-standing, and he uses every whiff of wind to blow non-existent balloons.

    Unlike Godot, no one is waiting for Dayan who has now become an irrelevant commentator lamenting the loss of his self-described past glory.

    Boot-licking the Rajapksas is his speciality. He is now promoting a future MR/Gota leadership hoping for a lucrative overseas posting or some such treasure chest..

    It is shocking that he is so oblivious to all the murder, mayhem and grand thefts of the Rajapaksa past.

    Dayan is no patriot and doesn’t care a hoot for the welfare of the citizenry of our country. He is merely a mercenary masquerading and pontificating as an intellectual political commentator.

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      It is a proven FACT that both ranil and chandrika are FAILURES

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    Strange bedfellows. Who takes Dayan seriously? Bensen

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    So, Gotabaya is DJ’s “hero” – he will put everything right.
    DJ forgets that Gotabaya was the sole enforcer of the PTA and imprisoned hundreds of Tamils on hearsay evidence.
    DJ also forgets that the Tamils are under the jackboot of the Army – earlier run by GOTA – which has plundered their homes, lands, lives, livelihoods, desecrated temples and planted Buddha statues.
    Now, DJ is worried about Muslims!

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    When we bleed and need blood transfusions, the blood does not say Tamil Blood, Sinhala Blood, Muslim Blood, Burgher Blood. It does not say Kandyan Govigama Blood, Southern Karawe Blood, it does not say Born Again blood, Catholic blood, it does not say Brahmin blood or Kshudra blood. We will take the bloody blood from any donor to save our lives. Exception are white racists who at times do not even want a black doctor or nurse to treat them in the US or some who knows casteist people in India or SL. So whatever this rubbishy nonsense needs to stop. Anyone recall the end result of the UNP pogrom against innocent Tamils in 1983? How did that end up for SL and us? At least I fled and I am an emigre’y but I lived there back then. Golly do you want people to move to extremism and take up arms again because extremist ideology will use these hate campaigns and venemous speech of BBS types to foment ISIS type trouble. Sinhala saying “Uda balala kela gahanawa wagey”. උඩ බලලා කෙළ ගහනවා වාගේ

    Have honest discussions. Form a committee of Industry captains and respected clergy NOT politicians. Let all submit grievances and allegations with proof. Use these to investigate all the accusations. Gosh, it is only 8 years since the gory war ended. It will soon be 24 since Black July Pogrom that made the LTTE into heroes and seen as the protectors of all Tamils. Civil strife with a religious flavour will make SL like Iraq. So who knows? maybe there are forces outside SL who are supporting a clash like this.

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      Mano Ratwatte”” So whatever this rubbishy nonsense needs to stop. “”
      compassion is of the heart not the mind which is for choice!!what you are not aware is that anyone given the opportunity to check the blood donated would do so- the last thing they would like is from a soldier/ killer DNA . BTW Asians by nature do not donate their body parts compared to Caritas/Charity Europeans- so you can talk all the rubbish from bicycle kadde. “”Civil strife with a religious flavour will make SL like Iraq.”” No the Koreans have not forgotten the island from the day the JVP revolution started- the helicopters were in crates just 200 meters (horton place) from your aunt’s residence rosmead. So it would be like Kim Jong Un land 1/2 and 1/2. Enjoy your stay in motherland. Ravi from the old rogues den is not taking Lanka anywhere but to this golden mean.

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      “”Have honest discussions. Form a committee of Industry captains and respected clergy NOT politicians.” Aney bung Higannage tuvale wage oyage CBK Sobita (like the beggars wound your cousin the viper used- sobita the terror in orange burka?) you forgot somarama? Punjabi tappa is no better.

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      Inciting inter-racial violence is part and parcel of the Divide and Rule, a strategy employed from as far back as Alexander, and every time the weak and the not so enlightened fall for it. Look at the Middle East, the Sunni/Shiite/Kurd differences had been exploited by the US and its cronies to destabilized many a once prosperous countries in that region, giving power to the Wahhabis and giving rise to the barbaric ISIS.
      From a forensic point of view the current anti-muslim violence does have a semblance to intentional inoculation of nuclei of violence (by an external entity?), expecting it to spread from those seeds. This is different from the ingrown racial violence, which usually nucleate at one point and spread from there. I hope the authorities of law and order in the country will use the forensic intelligence to find the cause of the recent violent acts against muslim establishments rather than succumb to political hot air.

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    Any business benefits of any sort is sacred; Journalism. Politics in Ceylon has been overseen by India directly since 1951. 2005 MR was installed by India by abstained Indian block vote. MR steered off Indian rails and India never wanted him. India picked SF and failed. Gnanasara alienated Christians and Muslims Sobitha divided Sinhalese with Just. Sirisena won with Indian block vote. It is all an Indian job as it has been always.

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    Dayan says he didn’t recommend ‘strong medication’ or ‘surgical intervention’ in 2014. He is now recommending it because ‘the original disease has become cancerous.’

    What is this disease? On the one hand, it is ‘the pro-imperialist, pro-Indian annexationist, Ranil–CBK elite and puppet government.’ To him, it is classifiable as ‘political evil.’ On the other hand, it is the garbage problem! He says, “I know that Gotabaya would solve such problems expeditiously.”

    Whatever the weaknesses, the doctor’s diagnosis is not the worry, but his medication.

    He very clearly says that he “criticized Gotabaya during Mahinda’s second term because he was to the Right of Mahinda and on the Right of the regime.” “Today the whole context has changed.” Therefore, he recommends the Gotabaya surgery. As a justification, he says, “Gotabaya is not the most reactionary, right wing figure in this country.” All these are his interpretations, whatever the reasons.

    He nevertheless admits that Gotabaya is not the most reactionary, but a reactionary. Am I correct Dayan? What is more worrying is his statement that “we need a surgical intervention and an implant – and Gotabaya is just the person for the job.”

    This surgery talk does not appear a democratic talk. He is not talking about a democratic change but an IMPLANT. Given Dayan’s personal political history, this is most worrying. Therefore, a clarification is necessary.

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      SO do you have any other medication to suggest us to cure this disease called RW-CBK?

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    Is Dayan aware of Putin’s approach to terrorism? To quote Putin: ” “I swear, if they (the Islamic State) ever bomb Russia, in half an hour every Muslim will die.” Very similar to JR in ’83: “I am not worried about the opinion of the Jaffna people… Really if I starve the Tamils out, the Sinhala people will be happy.” It is not necessarily Islamaphobia or Tamilphobia, it is a Machiavellian approach to fighting terrorism. You have to intimidate the native population slightly, otherwise they won’t acknowledge your legitimacy. Dayan should jump off the Islamaphobia/Zionist conspiracy bandwagon and advocate pragmatic solutions, as was as the case in Geneva in 2009.

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      Dear Lester,
      ““I swear, if they (the Islamic State) ever bomb Russia, in half an hour every Muslim will die.”
      ………………………………You are a bit out of date. Islamic terrorists did bomb the St.Petersburg metro a few months ago. As far as I can see, there are still plenty of Muslims, even in Russia…………………………
      And of course you know how JR ended up. Being gung-ho doesn’t get you anywhere.

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        old codger : democrats will never stop sending islamist to the east. english east india company finally won the sub continent and india by merely bribing the muslims in the last army(marathas- war 3) that fought the invading muslims of the northern india.EEIC company first fattened the Marathas by selling all the arms.So the cannon fodder muslim crusader is the link to take world dominance. same goes with patchwork lankan politics which Obama demonstrated. Atul did not need state dept approval :the first to condemn and request the government to stop the shop fires- after that the democrat idea supporting diplomats of the west- he was never in the mosque picture afterwards.

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        old codger———————-“As far as I can see, there are still plenty of Muslims, even in Russia…………………………” ——–According to 2015 population estimate Muslim population was 1.8 billion and its growing. —{Islam set to become world’s largest religion by 2075, study suggests — THe Guardian screamed in one of its headlines in April 2017.

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          Native Vedda- “”Islam set to become world’s largest religion by 2075,” there won’t be M.E. would be depleted by then and innovators and pets of the system would rule. Do we need a hungry `protest and contention` society in the world where there are more arts graduated thickheads and acrobats thinking of utopian society where they just belch and fart? the patchwork Anglican thinks society needs culling for balance of resources.- another super Ebola may be. I just passed an old hunched american tourist who wore a blue T-shirt with a logo – `the need is for compassion and morality` (not ethics) because he can’t walk straight anymore not that he loves anyone but just himself. the virtue of selfishness!

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            Dragos: Sri lankans have no issues. What you described above has been their world anyway. Good idea for a tourism promotion, “Experience post 2075 now – Only in SL”.

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              Fathima- “” Good idea for a tourism promotion, “” Tourism is good for the lebbe to preach to the immigrant muslims of colombo- sinhalese of south and muslim immigrants of colombo set colombo on fire and stole the trade- like Bin larden and his 9/11 fatty VP set the pace in the north for the exodus of the future gun trotters and new drug smugglers to the west.Lanka went 50 years back because JR was entwined with the muslim for his salli malla- he came from north india taxila in pakistan created by unelected democrat truman- so Ronald Reagan listened to his baby elephant seduction just like the American public listened to – Caroline Kennedy endorsed Obama, saying he could inspire people like her charismatic father the American media tool.Now you see the new trend media is the enemy of the american people and the world- so in comes the tweet.Because tip cut Obama killed more americans and peoples of the world promoted muslims to asia than Bush ever did in his 2 terms. talk big and you will never be left with a place in SL like Granada in Spain that Isabel Catolica left for muslims.

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                Dragos: Learn to accept the facts, without too much of baseless bla..bla like a drunkard nut. There is no point in arguing out of topics. If you feel I am shaming SL with pointing out the fact, it is your mistake to think so – Sorry mate, you can’t frighten me with history of Granada, which is peanuts compared history we have had through out history, especially in SL with a long spell of hardship suffered during the Portuguese and Dutch occupation of the Island – WE DID NOT PACK OUR BAGS. Instead we showed you how to withstand and be successful in a hopeless land being minority, at the time you guys were busy filling the forms to leave the land to work for the Whites on monthly wages for your selfish greed to earn more. And also it is you who have become headless chicks seeing our history for some unknown funny reasons yet to figure out, keep reading Granada if that satisfies and comforts you at this very same time ;-)

                Yes, I am a ‘kallathoni’ as much as you are to the land. Only difference is the dates when your boat load landed and mine. Now I talk big, but you have to stick to your promise – Or I will call you ’empty talker, lifelong joker’

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      Very similar to JR in ’83: Luckily there was a traitor in LTTE and grave mistakes of Peebakaran – A historical mistake became a Machiavellian approach?

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    I think Dayan Jayathilake got [Edited out] Otherwise, Dayan would not criticize the same person that he was promoting.

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    Depending on political figures to take the country forward has always brought destruction and always will. People should depend on themselves and trust themselves to intervene in political matters as much as they can and make the leaders do what needs to be done. The best example for this truth is the current government and its leaders. Two clowns running a circus. Power should be decentralized & the executive presidency MUST go. Shameless opportunistic lizards like Dayan will always bring any criminal for their personal gain. We should not fall for these angels from hell. We should take the baton and lead ourselves to make our country a better place.

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    Dayan’s reply is compellingly persuasive. Looks like he used to have his writings/speeches vetted by Gota from the pre PhD days .

    By the way Dayan you say “……..Washington granted the BBS leader and his team five year multiple entry visas even after the BBS had been controversially associated with Islamophobic violence!’. Surely Dayan, it was not “in spite of Islamophobic violence” but “because of….”

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    Prof. Dr. D J. You keep projecting different personalities from time to time. From Varatharaja Perumal to Prez Premadasa, to son Sajith to Prez MR and now GR. You don’t talk of why GR decamped from the army when chips were down and the LTTE was not proscribed and returned to mother Lanka only after the LTTE was banned by the US and Europe and war on terror was declared by the west after 09/11. What do you think both MR and GR could have done during the periods upto 2001 had they been in power.?????

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      “” What do you think both MR and GR could have done during the periods upto 2001 had they been in power.?????””……………………………….
      No islander over there is clean they see the place as one of pacifist where no one has a permanent advantage over others so they quickly build dynasties by hugging the orange burka and black burka. DJ left the white burka only to join the black burka for the salli now his knickers are twisted well and good.Phew!!!……………………………………………
      No one is a damn fool all time: All our forces are blended in the style of the old rogue from the chits they get to get that job in the first place………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      The law of action and reaction brings violence rebounding to violence.. therefore a good general effects his purpose and then stops! he does not take further advantage of his victory. All our forces and police wanna be diplomats, MP’s for a free ride and wealth for generations as VIP’s while the masses get fu**ed. the stupid masses at election time vote for these old rogues and are duped at the end of it all.

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    ” I am quite aware of the main wellspring of Sinhala Buddhist racism in our society in general and the postwar order in particular.”

    Obviously you will identify “Sinhala Buddhists ” as racists because you are not a Sinhala Buddhist. You are an Christian extremist not even earned any respect from the average christians and their leadership.

    “Gotabaya is our last chance to have a peaceful, mainstream, systemic electoral intervention. He is not our Donald Trump (we don’t need one); he is potentially our Vladimir Putin”

    What else can we expect from you. You live in the periphery of corrupt masters’ den and circle the booty and guard it until the master throws something at you.

    No fellow… you are wrong we need some one like Donald Trump or Modhi. You detest both of them because they are not corrupt like your Sri Lankan H (ZERO) . Dream on…

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    Gota revelled under the conditions created by the dictatorial 18th Amendment. Funds could be moved from the Treasury to a Ministry Account and kept under the secretary’s name, where no other Ministry Secretary could have such power. and today, some of those tenders are being questioned. Does it also mean that we need to bring back the 18 A ??? Another question is, where was GR when the LTTE was right on top in the 1990s ??? When the final Ealam war commenced in earnest in 2007 the war on terror after 09/11 ad weakened them greatly and the time was right to finish them off. No doubt, credit has to be given for the right political leadership provided by those at the helm, being at the right place at the right time. But, what we need today is to eradicate corruption and inefficiencies, to better deliver services to the people, who had rejected those who were corrupt and had dictatorial power. Do we now need to take a step back ??? It is really unfortunate that we do not have a Macron in Lankan politics.

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    Gota revelled under the conditions created by the dictatorial 18th Amendment. Funds could be moved from the Treasury to a Ministry Account and kept under the secretary’s name, where no other Ministry Secretary could have such power. and today, some of those tenders are being questioned. Does it also mean that we need to bring back the 18 .But, what we need today is to eradicate corruption and inefficiencies, to better deliver services to the people, who had rejected those who were corrupt and had dictatorial power. Do we now need to take a step back ??? It is really unfortunate that we do not have a Macron in Lankan politics.

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    Smart patriot Dr.DJ,
    You are talking about multiple entry visas. Why not you first define what it takes to be a citizen of countrirs you love &hate ? Then you define how the countries you love & hate define their sovereignties.
    Finally can you reveal whether Anakarika Dharmapala was living for a long period in Budha Gaya as bbhumi puthra of India or Bhumiputhra of Ceylon illegally occupying BG ?

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    //If Gotabaya does not or cannot intervene to stop the spreading cancer, then even more radical methods of intervention by the people themselves—such as in August 1953—will have to be embarked upon, supplemented by the emancipatory upsurge that we saw in Russia in 1917, Portugal in 1974-75, Iran in 1979, the Philippines in 1985, and Venezuela 1992. Gotabaya is our last chance to have a peaceful, mainstream, systemic electoral intervention. He is not our Donald Trump (we don’t need one); he is potentially our Vladimir Putin. //

    Applauds, DJ!

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      max————“Applauds, DJ!”————I did have some hope in salvaging your intelligence from your humongous stupidity. Now you have ruined my hopes. You disappoint me. ————— You are open to charges when without thinking you agree with a well known used condemn. —————————————————————————————————————————–I will appreciate if you come up with your own reason for being a stupid/moron not when you hitch hike on another moron to earn the same title. ———–You are not only a borrowed moron but a pathetic smart ass patriot. ——————————— Think creatively to say some thing original in order to earn your title.

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    Seems [Edited out] dayan has gone to panic mode….hahahaha……

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    The tamil racists from diaspora who normally resides in CT and spit anti SL venom has gone crazy with this. More and more reasons to support Gota

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    Mr. DJ,

    Pardon me for this. Obama only got about 43% of the White votes average, in the states that mattered and very few white votes in the racist Dixie states in 2008. In 2012, Obama only received 39% of the White votes but he still won with a big Electoral college vote margin both times because in the states that mattered, he won 96% of the black votes.

    In 2016, A number of long-standing trends in presidential elections either reversed or stalled in 2016, as black voter turnout decreased, white turnout increased and the nonwhite share of the U.S. electorate remained flat since the 2012 election. I wrote about this. It affected Hillary significantly as she lost even their easy win states like MI, WI and PA.

    The Obama factor made whites angry; very very angry at the end and their mobilized. Trump won white voters by a margin almost identical to that of Mitt Romney, who lost the popular vote to Barack Obama in 2012 and Black voters dropped.

    My question to you from a numbers perspective; how can a MR camp person win a Presidential election when all that RW or My3 need is about 40% of the Sinhala vote and almost 100% of the minority vote?

    If MR abolished the Executive Presidency he would have had a better chance in Parliament?

    Parliamentary elections will be different but for becoming President, in SL you need only a simply majority to win.

    How can the MR camp reach out to the minorities to win? Just curious from a number point of view.

    Longer the racist BBS is out there threatening and attacking innocent people, better the chances of the UNP winning. When I predicted on CT that Trump has an excellent chance of winning, people laughed. RW can become the next Executive President.

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      Mano Ratwatte [Edited out]

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    Hasten to add a follow up. My guess that RW can become the next President or My3 again is NOT an endorsement of either . I was just extrapolating on numbers. Longer there is ethnic disharmony easier it is for the people to win. MR will always remain one of the most popular politicians in SL and no one can take that away; but a Parliamentary election system and an executive PM type government helps him more provided the SLFP is not splintered again.

    Did you oppose the constitutional amendment that allowed MR to run without term limits? A lot of people before Jan 8, 2015 were saying they loved MR but that he became “balayata thanhaawa” even in the south. I sort of feared something odd was going to happen because everywhere there was fatigue of overexposure of MR and allegations of corruption and MR failed to sense that because he was in a protective bubble.. Even one of the government officials spoke of that. Saying “MR would have been treated as a hero and sent off home if he did not become so power hungry” .

    Sad Sad Sad because every leader in SL has had sycophants who do not tell the leaders the harsh truth no? A split SLFP benefits the UNP all the time. It is what JRJ did brilliantly well. And minorities will fear chauvinism and racism. Nationalism is not bad but racism is . Do what you can in your power to make sure MR acts to condemn attacks and make sure to protect minority places of worship from trouble makers who maybe foreign funded or foreign sponsored.

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    Large number of vast that Gota can play of such important role in Sri Lankan by wish of and consent of majority of people.

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    What could you expect from someone who is now up to his third wife – his personal life is a mirror of of political allegiances. This man is a hopeless and helpless opportunist who has suddenly found himself in a quandary – with only one constant fan, who will soon be sidelined when the other lady returns. He has no Ph.D – Griffith is a degree shop. 

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