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The Writing Is On The Wall: How Sri Lanka Is To Be Dismantled

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

If a woman files a formal complaint or publicly accuses a man of repeated conjugal rape, attempted murder and the serial killing of her children over the years, it is hardly likely that she plans to reconcile with him and remain within the marriage. On the contrary it is a sure sign that she is intent on leaving him and wants the authorities to intervene.

If the charges are untrue, then we would conclude that the woman is wittingly maligning the husband and causing damage to his image and harm to his standing in society, to the maximum extent possible.

So it is with an elected body which passes a resolution claiming “historic and recent genocide”. That is not a step taken by any group that wishes to say within a single sovereign state or envisages itself doing so. It is a step on a roadmap to political exit from the state.

To those like my critic and friend Sarath de Alwis who not merely see nothing wrong with Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran’s political behavior and indeed admire him (‘Justice Wigneswaran-Smarter Than The Smart Patriot’), I would commend the opening paragraph of the Editorial of the respected newspaper The Hindu, which summarizes the recent ‘Genocide’ resolution of the Northern Provincial Council and its implications, thus:

‘The Tamil question has been brought centre-stage with the elected council of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province passing a resolution accusing successive governments in Colombo of carrying out genocide against the minority community over six decades. Moved by Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran in the Provincial Council, the resolution demands that the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights investigate “historical” and “recent” instances of genocide and submit its report at the session of the Human Rights Council next month. It also asks the UN Security Council to refer the matter to the International Criminal Court. Thirdly, it asks courts in countries with universal jurisdiction over the alleged events and perpetrators, “including but not limited to the United States”, to prosecute the crimes. The resolution roundly rejects any domestic investigations.’ (‘Playing Poker in Sri Lanka’, Editorial, The Hindu, Feb 13, 2015).

Mr. de Alwis remonstrates that I have not debated him directly and have not engaged with the points he has made, including the one in which he invokes Immanuel Kant. I plead guilty. Many of Mr. de Alwis’ points are speculative ones about my motivation, evolution etc. while the rest are intellectual digressions. A reply to those would mean venturing into autobiography and the history of ideas. In the words of a movie hero addressing a leading lady, which were often quoted with a chuckle by his former editor and mentor -and my father- Mervyn de Silva, “I have both the ability and the inclination, but sad to say, not the time”.

Though the product is assembled from planks of my political and polemical platforms of over twenty years, my urging of a Smart Patriotism centered on a New Nationalism takes place in the context of ‘a clear and present danger’ to the Sri Lankan state, the project of a Sri Lankan nation and the Sinhala community. Dumb patriotism and the old nationalism have lost; have been beaten, and inevitably, perhaps deservedly so. I have already practiced with success, most conspicuously in Geneva, the Smart Patriotism and New Nationalism that I preach. It has passed the test of competition in the global arena. It is by no means an ethnic chauvinism and I regard a great exemplar of smart patriotism to have been the late Lakshman Kadirgamar. (As for nationalism, readers might recollect that Mr. Kadirgamar thought better of Wimal Weerawansa than of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s CFA, and appeared on the same platform as the former at the Town Hall grounds, addressing an audience in Sinhala, against the Wickremesinghe government).

I refuse to be diverted by my intellectual ego, from the task of warning the nation and fulfilling my duty to my country and the state. Thus I shall not play Mr. de Alwis’ game.

I am not enough of an egoist and far too much of a political scientist, not to connect the dots of what’s happening and discern the bigger picture.

  • Step One: As a definitive election analysis by experts proves, Mahinda Rajapaksa gets 58% of the vote of the Sinhalese who comprise 74% of the country’s populace, and only 13% of the vote of the minorities, and loses. Maithripala Sirisena gets 41% of the vote of the Sinhalese and 85% of the vote of the minorities and wins. (‘Deconstructing the Sri Lanka Presidential Election 2015 through Data Analysis’, Dr. Ranjiva Munasinghe and Ruwanthi de Silva, Daily FT, Friday Feb 13, 2015.

This stark, structural asymmetry of both voting pattern and domestic geopolitics would not matter except that quite a high percentage of one of the minorities concerned is represented by the Northern Provincial Council which just accused the Sri Lankan state of “historical and recent genocide”, which means that their commitment to Sri Lanka is dubious; questionable. Thus President Maithripala Sirisena’s victory is owed mainly to votes from areas and communities that are quasi-separatist; ambivalent about their commitment to Sri Lanka and have their feet in two places: Sri Lanka and the once and future Tamil Eelam.

  • Step Two: The President appoints as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of the UNP, who promptly appoints a Cabinet which is almost totally UNP. Thus a person and a party which have neither won a national election nor demonstrated that they enjoy the confidence of the majority of the House, forms the government. This is unprecedented in a democracy.
  • Step Three: A signature appointment by the new Government is that of the Governor of the Central Bank. The post is given to someone who is not a citizen of Sri Lanka (not a dual citizen) and has been for thirty years, right up until his appointment, a top executive of foreign private banks.
  • Step Four: The unelected government and an ex-president push a draft of Constitutional reform which will overturn the executive Presidency and replace it with a parliamentary/Prime Ministerial Government, in which the President has to act ALWAYS on the advice of the Prime Minister and can be removed by a two thirds majority of the parliament—which is easily obtainable courtesy funding from the next Raj Rajaratnam who comes down the pike.

As a perceptive piece on the Draft Proposals for Constitutional Reform by political scientist Prof S. I. Keethaponcalan notes:

“…These provisions suggest that the government wants to revert to the parliamentary system of governance, which existed in Sri Lanka until 1978…The constitutional changes proposed will transform the president into a ceremonial head…Another noteworthy aspect is the proposed mode of removal of the president from office. According to the present proposals, it will require only a no-confidence motion approved in the national legislature with a two-thirds majority to remove the president. The current constitutional requirement of impeachment will be removed…The very essence of the proposal does not suggest that executive presidency will stay. …The spirit of the present proposal does not suggest that removal of the impeachment provisions is a problem because the executive presidency will not be retained.”

Thus the roadmap and agenda is the weakening of the Sri Lankn state and the dismantling of a strong center. When the presidency is weakened there will emerge a multiplicity of power centers, which when added to the provincial councils, will result in a pluri-centric, weak and centrifugal state. The base and mainstay of the Sri Lankan state, the majority Sinhala community, would have been subject to fissiparation, atomization. They would be divided, so as to be easier to rule. They are already being lobotomized and turned from a proud, successful and martial nation of the last decade, into   nation of selfish consumers, individual citizens and spectators.

  • Step Five: When the North makes its inevitable push, in line with its strategy of incremental separatism, the Presidency would have been deliberately, consciously enfeebled while a parliamentary government and cabinet resting on Northern political support, will be unable to successfully resist that effort, besides which an economy whose commanding heights are dominated by non-national elements (including the pro-secessionist Diaspora) and whose direction is dependent upon the Western institutions (we’ve already gone to the IMF), will be unable to withstand its impact.

While the usual coalition of Sri Lankan liberal and pseudo-left “rootless cosmopolitans” would doubtless denounce my scenario as Sinhala nationalist hysteria or delirium, I wish to draw the readers’ attention to the following paragraphs, not from a Sri Lankan ‘Smart Patriot’ or pro-Mahinda Rajapaksa Sinhala ‘New Nationalist’ but from a well-known Marxist intellectual of Greek-American roots who was close to the Latin American revolutionary Left from the days of President Salvador Allende’s Chile. James Petras, one of my old professors from my Fulbright days at the State University of New York, spelled out the script for Western endorsed secession in the Third World societies in this manner:

“…separatist movements follow a step-by-step process, beginning with calls for ‘greater autonomy’ and ‘decentralization’, essentially tactical moves to gain a local political power base, accumulate economic revenues, repress anti-separatist groups and local ethnic/religious, political minorities with ties to the central government… The attempt to forcibly usurp local resources and the ousting of local allies of the central government results in confrontations and conflict with the legitimate power of the central government. It is at this point that external (imperial) support is crucial in mobilizing the mass media to denounce repression of ‘peaceful national movements’ merely ‘exercising their right to self-determination’. Once the imperial mass media propaganda machine touches the noble rhetoric of ‘self-determination’ and ‘autonomy’, ‘decentralization’ and ‘home rule’, the great majority of US and European funded NGOs jump on board, selectively attacking the government’s effort to maintain a stable unified nation-state. In the name of ‘diversity’ and a ‘pluri-ethnic state’, the Western-bankrolled NGOs provide a moralist ideological cover to the pro-imperialist separatists.’

Petras goes on in the same text to caution against federalism, pointing out with concrete examples, that “the shift from ‘autonomy’ within a federal state to an ‘independent state’ is based on the aid channeled and administered by the imperial state to the ‘autonomous region’, thus strengthening its ‘de facto’ existence as a separate state”. (Petras James, June 2008, Separatism and Empire Building in the 21st Century, Centre for Research on Globalization, available here )

We in Sri Lanka are now living under a minority government in two senses: a government that does not have a majority of votes or seats in parliament and a President who did not secure the confidence of a majority of voters of the majority community, but won with an overwhelming majority of minority votes.

Anomalous in a democracy, it is turning out to be a government of the (social) minorities, for the (social) minorities, and by the (social) minorities.

Sri Lankan society today is divisible not only between those who regard Mahinda Rajapaksa as a hero and those who regard him a villain, but also between those who regard Mahinda Rajapaksa a villain and Chief Minister Wigneswaran quite an acceptable fellow. Clearly Mr. Sarath de Alwis is not merely in the latter category, but in a sub-category which cheers Chief Minister Wigneswaran while jeering Mahinda Rajapaksa. He is not unique in this. There are those who regard a possible Mahinda Rajapaksa comeback or revival of his political influence as a greater danger than anything that Chief Minister Wigneswaran is liable to do. They would regard an SLFP or a new nationalist formation which is pro-Mahinda Rajapaksa as a greater threat than a restive Northern Provincial Council. I am manifestly not of that category and am proud about it.

I readily admit that though I have the abiding satisfaction of having seen the defeat of the LTTE and Prabhakaran and having fought in the “ battle of ideas” against that fascist enemy, the side I supported at the recent election—Mahinda Rajapaksa and the patriotic camp–lost, and worse still, the side I opposed in 2001-2003, Ranil Wickremesinghe’s CFA-UNP, has won. Moreover, the causes I have opposed from 1994 seem to be winning or about to win—CBK’s “Constitutional Revolution” abolishing the executive presidency, and her federalizing “package”. The outstanding contemporary Marxist philosopher Slavoj Zizek entitled one of his anthologies of essays, ‘In Defence of Lost Causes’. Simply because a cause has been or is lost, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t and isn’t worth fighting for, or indeed that it will not win in the future.

As Fidel Castro pointed out in a speech in December 1986 marking the 30th anniversary of the landing of the Granma on Cuba’s shores and the founding of the Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR), winning or losing is no criteria of being politically, historically and morally in the right. He pointed out that the revolutionaries, including Che Guevara could have been wiped out during the Granma landing itself but this wouldn’t have proved them wrong any more than it would have proved their pro-US reactionary enemy right. Fidel concluded that any true revolutionary must have a bit of Don Quixote in him; must have a little craziness.

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    The writing was on the wall for your master for a long time….pity he did not read it !

    Now wailing, weeping….and and gnashing teeth…

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      Re “The writing was on the wall for your master for a long time….pity he did not read it ”

      That is a constantly recurring failing of Power hungry politicians.

      “THE WRITING ON THE WALL”,

      “….. A verbal bombshell dropped unwittingly by a Tamil politician at Nawalapitiya appears to have set the South on fire……. A slander against a community by an individual, though unintended, is inexcusable …… Communal differences, though there existed hardly any during the time of the last generation of leaders, have now been multiplied and intensified, thanks to the hot-heads and irresponsible talkers in the country who care more for the plaudits of the mob than for the welfare of the people. Ceylon today is seething with petty problems which have been created by thoughtless gas-bags, and which threaten to poison the peaceful conditions in the country….. Let us hope that wise statesmanship will prevail among leaders who should realize the imperative need for the welding of the communities into a Ceylonese Community for the political and economic salvation of the country. The writing on the wall is too clear to be ignored.”

      The Hindu Organ, written, edited and published in Jaffna by the Siva Paripalana Sabai. (June 22, 1939 – page 4)

      Unfortunately it was ignored then and is being ignored now by CM Wigneswaran. What a pity.

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        You have couple of these rubbishes. You are posting these again and again. Tamils have sent 225,000 complains about the Sinhala Intellectualism to SLCI. The Tamil who went to Britain during the first world was felt hurting helping the nasty Race. Your race had a ministry web site to write nasties about International Ladies like Navi Pillai, Jeyalathitha. You wrote all the lies about the Aluthgama incidence. Your race’s morality is unlimited-ly low. Your team opened a second Uthan and wrote nasties about Ananthi. You are own witness of your own lies.

        Jaffna status, before the, was if one Tamils talk about his own problems that was recorded in the police station as LTTE actives and his family has been erased without marks. Then, after the war, Tamils was forced not to tell what happened to them. Simply having a Samathiya Sandanku with out army getting into that has become impossible. Framing false cases is the Sinhala Intellectuals culture. TNA has every evidence of the Sinhala rapes and murders in the north ant east. But it is not ready to come forward at this time by fear of reprisals by the occupying barbaric army.

        I am confident Obama will not leave the office without doing something for Tamils’ problem. He will have the Tamils come to international arena and tell their grievances. That day your lies go to final rest.

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          “If a woman files a formal complaint or publicly accuses a man of repeated conjugal rape, attempted murder and the serial killing of her children over the years, it is hardly likely that she plans to reconcile with him and remain within the marriage. On the contrary it is a sure sign that she is intent on leaving him and wants the authorities to intervene.”

          Does our great, DJ want the wife to obediently submit to be murdered surely, and besides her children also to be kept sex slaves by her husband?

          Man, do you have any conscience? Or are you a brute?

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            Thiru – The question is address to Dr D – anyway I think I must help you to understand Dr’s point

            I think the “woman” in Dr D’s article is the racist Tamils and tamil politicians in this country and abroad – He is not asking this woman to submit – but he is talking about this woman publicly complaining about atrocities of her husband but cunningly not uttering a word about the worst atrocities committed by herself and her relatives towards the other party– Dr D’s question is under the above circumstances whether this family can stay as a family – or whether there is possibility of any kind of a reconciliation —

            Mr Racist do you understand now ?? – before any reconciliation you better ask your racist politkkas to give up their cultural superiority and racist mind set and come down to earth and see the real problems of simple tamils.

            Dr Dayan I suggest that you use simple english and simple arguments in your articles so that these simple minded racist will understand them more clearly.

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              If one who exposes the historical truths is a racist, so be it.

              Any Tamil questioning Sinhalese thinking is branded as LTTE, and now as racist!

              Many Sinhalese Racists will never change:
              only people like Sharmini Serarasinghe are good Sinhalese.

              Most others are racists brain washed by Mahavamsa racism.

              Bashing the Tamil victims is the hobby of Sinhala racists.

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                Thiru the Rational Scientist,

                You did not expose any historical truth but you did expose your “intelligence” by failing to understand the Parable used.

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              Rabok,

              This guy Thiru calls himself a Rational Scientist!

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                Off the Cuff

                Nothing of this man is rational – So he is Irrational
                Nothing of this man is logical so cannot be a scientist – He is Racist Therefore

                Thiru = Irrational Racist

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                  True

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          Mallai.. Are you commenting about Dr D’s article or on something else – leave aside your racist mind and then open your mouth – then you will see the reality — racist are a curse of any race – the curse is multiplied when those racists are idiots.

          You were talking about tamils sending some 225,000 complains – Whoo!! anybody with pen and paper or a computer with internet connection can send not only 225,000 complain but billion complains – does that mean all these complains are correct – only idiots will believe so

          Your faithful Aunty Pillai tried her best to fulfil the wishes of her masters, but MR was a hard nut to crack – so your other uncles (Obama and……)found a easy way – Found a local Paraya click to apply grease on the hard nut MR and roll him out of his seat — okay short term goal achieved – but patriotic people of this country will clean him and will place him back on the seat – because there are no other hard nuts better than him to be seen in our present political arena – wait and see

          Do you think Obama will read your comment and start crying about your misery – poor idiot

          Racist like you are the biggest culprits who distance tamils from sinhalese – to make the matters racist tamil politicians who demand a pound of flesh are the root cause of the tamil problem of this country

          The day normal tamil voters understood this simple fact and throw these racists and racist politicians into dust bin will be the day Tamil will enjoy freedom – not before that

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            “Do you think Obama will read your comment and start crying about your misery – poor idiot “

            Before you start to show your stupidly at is fullest strength and natural Sinhala intellectual mentality that under estimate the Tamils, read my comment and explain where I am saying, indicating or even implying that Obama is going to read those comments. Why your brain showing such an inability evaluate thing by saying or by imposing an implication that the writers thinking the comments written here are going to be read by Obama or anybody else at his status? If you do not have answer to my comments, Why are pulling or distract in to lazy, idle debate that the Sinahala Intellectual are always very pond of it?

            Is this first comment web site you have written so far or is it your Sinhala Intellectual nature that is unable to watch, read and hear something and learn something out of it?

            Are showing your ignorance of the political process that “Obama’s policies and actions are coming from reading CT or another web site comments”? Where did you learn American government is run by reading comments? After all why you are putting your stupidity into my mouth as that is mine?

            In fact, we never opposed the Old King continue on the power. If you and other Sinhala Intellectuals challenge to the world that you can reverse the entire world effort on dethroning the old king, do it and show it to the world. If did it we are not going to take it as you won a challenge against us. We are not interested in Lanake’s election. Challenging me on that is your another foolishness.

            Do you know Library of Congress took permission from CT to preserve its election news and comments because of its value, reliability and realities? Further, have you read that I had predicted in CT, about six months ago, that CT will be standing above main media’s in Lanka for the election commentaries? My believes do not fail. I do not blindly believe. I observe the circumstances very carefully and set up my believes. Those believes are better than scientific prediction. We can meet on my above comment in CT again when the correctness of it is become reality.

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              Re “My believes do not fail. I do not blindly believe. I observe the circumstances very carefully and set up my believes. Those believes are better than scientific prediction. We can meet on my above comment in CT again when the correctness of it is become reality”

              A Psychic or a Psycho?

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                Rustic Monica s “saffron-coloured one”
                HYENA, තරච්ඡයා Crocuta crocuta, Chuff, cuff, Duff, bluff, buff,

                …a rotten plum to be precise.(^_^)/

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                A Psychic or a Psycho?

                Where did you find your meaning for Psychic my dear off case? Can you put it here so we can check it how it is connected with belief? Did you also completed your law degree at Namal university?

                When someone has a reason to believe something and if they believe it, how is it represented Psychic, you the off case?

                For example when I ask you about where-about of Wateraka Thero, and it becomes hard for to tell the truth and your bosses warns you if you unnecessarily get tangled in the public forums and they lose in the election because of you and you start to believe that they are going to lose for sure irrelevant of your action and you run out of CT, then you will not become a Psychic person. Because, it not that you don’t posses any additional senses like Psychics, you don’t have any sense or shame at all is the is the truth. It is simply you had reason to guess that your boss is going to be doomed. That is why you ran away. That is it.

                The other word, I had already told you, off case, that you are so insulted by other in conversions by repeating that word. That is why you so abundantly use it even when it make no sense.

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                  Certainly not a psychic just a Psycho.

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                Mr Irrational Racist

                Scientific predictions are based on Data obtained through scientific research and analysis of these data through accepted scientific methods

                Your “believes” are based on observations you make while you are wearing your racist glasses – Your racist glass make you completely blind to the truth – So your observations are mainly based on what you have heard from somebody who also may have heard from somebody – So you data base is completely unreliable

                Your racist mind do not allow you to analyse the rumours that you have heard – so your analysis are Phoo !!!bunkum

                So your “believes” cannot be correct and certainly cannot be better than scientific prediction – keep your garbage “believes” for your self – Garbage is for throwing – so throw them off to the dust bin

                Hey! Mr Racist – I usually do not mince my words – You are a real Psycho – 100% guaranteed

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              “I am confident Obama will not leave the office without doing something for Tamils’ problem. He will have the Tamils come to international arena and tell their grievances. That day your lies go to final rest”.
              Mr Irrational(Rational) Racist(Scientist) – You are pleading Obama’s attention – Sadly you are showing your stupidity – because you do not see the real reason why Americans were pushing one UN resolution after another against MR Gov. – Americans could not stomach MR’s over reliance on Chineses and increase Chinese influence in the Indian ocean – Americans have no special love for Sri Lankan Tamils – Racist tamil poltitikkas provide them an opportunity to put their democratic/human right finger into the ass of MR and shout to the UN- Hey ! it is very very smelling – when American say it is smelling UN have no other choice – but to repeat the same – So they gather others who had experience in fingering the backs and start preparing reports ( smelling resolutions)

              So Mallai.. Americans will not see any further use of bogus tamil issue — because old king is gone new king is their – new King wants to be in good books of Americans and will start pinching Chinese – therefore Americans will think twice before they do something to irritate the new king – until new king do something to irritate Americans

              So I advice you to change your tune now – try to do something that will help normal Tamils in Sri Lanka – Wiggi’s big fart resolution had done just the opposite – History is being repeated

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          Dear Mallaiyuran,

          Tough to read the TRUTH when it’s staring in your face Mallaiyuran? Tougher still when the TRUTH is told by Tamils themselves, right?

          The editorial was written by Mr. T. Chellappa-pillai, who was the retired Chief Justice of Travancore and also a renowned mathematician an eminent English, Sanskrit and Tamil Scholar. He was the Editor of the Hindu Organ.

          The “Hindu Organ” was an Anglo/Tamil fortnightly Newspaper which was founded on September 1889 by the Siva Paripalana Sabai. Ownership is still with them.

          Mr T. Kailasapillai the Nephew of Srila Sri Arumuga Navalar (the famous Tamil Nationalist) was the Manager and the editor of the Tamil pages. Both editors worked for free. The paper was owned, Published, Edited and printed by Tamils in Jaffna.

          Your attempted counter was IDIOTIC and is like looking up and spitting. This time you have spat on respectable Tamils of the past who had the GUTS to call a spade a spade.

          District Development Council

          This was the position of CM Wigneswaran BEFORE the Election. The meeting shown in the video should have been chaired by Wigneswaran as he was the CM of NP. But that did not happen.

          MR used his power to make him a JOINT chair with Strongman Douglas Devananda and Devananda ran the show Wigs was reduced to an onlooker.

          This high powered meeting was where decisions about the development of the Northern province took place. It was reduced to a street fight and the POWERLESS Northern Province CM had to abandon the meeting and leave.

          That was when Douglas Devanada wielded more power than the elected Chief Minister. Thanks to the change of govt Douglas Devanada is no more and the powerless Wigs has had his DIGNITY of Office restored.

          Watch the three videos and observe the degrading situation that was caused at the District Development Council meeting of the Northern Province.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCBWqJ0WOCU
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNpzECALZBU
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y84QZcPU3nY
          .
          NP Governor

          Wigs and the NP govt tried all it tactics to get rid of the former Governor of the NP who had a military background. For 10 years they failed. Within weeks of the govt change a civilian governor was appointed.

          Quote from Hindu

          ” The Tamil-controlled provincial administration has long accused the outgoing Governor of preventing them from functioning freely and running a parallel local government.

          The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had, for long, been appealing to the Sri Lankan government to replace Mr. Chandrasiri – who has a military background – with a civilian governor for the province. Despite the party’s repeated requests, President Mahinda Rajapaksa reappointed Mr. Chandrasiri in July 2014, enabling him to continue in the same position.

          Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, had then voiced concern over the excessive powers vested in the Governor of the province who was reporting directly to the President. Despite holding elections to the Province in September 2013, and the Tamils democratically electing their Chief Minister, the Provincial Council was not allowed to function smoothly, according to TNA members.

          Retd. Major General Chandrasiri’s replacement now, that too with a seasoned diplomat, signals a change in course of the Sri Lankan government under President Maithripala Sirisena’s leadership.”

          unquote

          Chief Justice

          Justice Sripavan a Tamil was appointed as the Chief Justice. Today we have a Tamil as the Head of the Judicial arm of Government.

          All these changes have happened within 5 weeks of the new government.

          And how does the Tamil Leadership reciprocate?

          By taking an ARROGANT and CONFRONTATIONAL stance. A stance that will polarize the Sinhalese and Guarantee the Return of Mahinda Rajapaksa. What fools they are!!! They are no different to the Tamil leaders of 1939 that Mr T. Chellappa-pillai described in his Editorial.

          Just like Mr. T. Chellappa-pillai said in 1939, Hot Heads, Gas Bags and irresponsible talkers are scuttling a golden chance that we have of building a collective Sri Lankan Identity.

          Kind Regards,
          OTC

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            Well said.

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            “Tough to read the TRUTH when it’s staring in your face Mallaiyuran?”

            Is that why Old King, your boss, has been whining that he is going to put on the electric chair, instead of going to Geneva?. Is that why TGTE and others are asking to come to UN, but you are hiding? You are so brave to face truth?”Untha vaai Illaadil Peddainaai iluththukkondu Pokudum” (If that big mouth is not there even a bitch will drag you away). You have another Kathirkagamar like ones’s note. But, 225,000 complains in the UN. Can you go and face it and prove it that all of them were sent by Mallaiyuran? Would you? You won’t. You are a faceless lowyer”. Even though you are hiding, we know that.

            Is that why the New King scared to go and see Western leaders? Is that why the New King is hiding under China hood? Is that why he sent only an ordinary minister to west? Mangala touring in the west to face the truth or begging to delay the case? Mangala can come and celebrate with fire crackers and Kiribath for his America victory. But you are not out of the Genocide accusation.

            “Mr T. Kailasapillai the Nephew of Srila Sri Arumuga Navalar (the famous Tamil Nationalist”

            Is that true?

            Comedy thamai!

            Who told you that, my dear friend off case? Do know for what unmarried Navalar is known for? Nationalism? Not so quickly my gad sir! Racism! Caste-ism! low class orthodox religious propaganda! Do you know if you go to Jaffna and ask kids, many of them would’not know who that heck was, but you racist, the Sinhala Intellectuals are still dying to celebrate the uncivilized Anakarika Dharmapala. (Off Case, a question man! by the way, why do you name your idols as “Dutu” Gemunu, “Anakarika” Thatmapala? I can understand if the old Sinhala wise men calling fools like you Sinhala Modaya, but you people calling your idols like that? that is very strange man! Is that because you guys contended yourselves as so brave in facing the truth on the face or you people are so extremely idiots and misunderstood Pali?)

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              That certainly was a Psycho response Mallaiyuran!

              It was a repeat idiotic response.
              More spit on your face my friend.
              Clean it up nest time.

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                Off the Cuff

                These racists are mentally sick – must not take them seriously
                They are demanding the return of Mahinda – so that they can keep on talking about autocracies committed by Majority Sinhalese – they are really against reconciliation

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                  Yes that is their bred and butter

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                  “They are demanding the return of Mahinda “

                  Sure, we are not just going to sit and watch while they hide. They must return and face the truth. Hiding not going to be easy for the Old King.

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                  Rabok

                  “These racists are mentally sick – must not take them seriously”

                  I hate to agree with you. They too share your Tamilnadu gene.

                  “they are really against reconciliation”

                  How so?

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                Off Case

                “Clean it up nest time. “

                I will clean it up nest time. But don’t run away like last time. Stay here can discuss the April(or may) election. It is ok. elections come in a while and the person you support may lose again.

                But if run away go a proper law school instead of Namal’s low School. It is the curse of the land you all are completing law school, while the Island is forceing the real people with real legal sense wander as refugees. The professor gave the law degree can be fixed even if somebody hand him over to ISIS. Even the cural king Kasiappan’s thought are more refined than you lowyer, the off case!

                Remember, when Tamils’s TNA set out to sent your Dutu King home, even other minorities did not come and save you. As you are a off case lowyer completed the law degree at University of Namal, I can understand that you do not the word Racism too. (I don’t want to use the word “tough” because it will be a big job to make you refer dictionary for that word.) If you have gut face the OISL instead of blaming CV.

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                  Dear Mallaiyuran,

                  I don’t runaway from a discussion because I have no need for it. I have sufficient information with me to meet any challenge. But there is a saying that a person can debate with a 1000 intelligent people but cannot do so with one fool.

                  Just look at your comment. You cannot build an argument without a reference to a deck of cards. Your mind is a tangled web. It rambles on about kings, queens, Namal, Dutu King, ISIS, Kasiappan and what not. Nothing that you write has any relevance to arguments presented by us. You may think in your ignorence that you are being smart but Unfortunately you are being a Psychotic Idiot. I responded to a challenge that you made about “Rubbishes”. I ignored the English error and tried to present an argument hoping that you will be able to come out with some facts in a counter argument. I was badly disappointed and realised that a man who did not know that “Rubbishes” was not an English word was not equipped to discuss in an English Language forum. What I write is not aimed at you. It’s aimed at the intelligent reader who can think and come to a conclusion on their own. What you do by questioning me is to give me an opportunity to address that reader. I hope you can learn to write intelligently and argue logically. Give it some thought if you want to improve your writing skills. Else you can be the Psycho and be your usual self.

                  Kind Regards,
                  OTC

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                    Off case you are a poor actor man!

                    When I asked you about what happened to Watereka Thero , you ran away. Now you are throwing an open lie. I ask something. This time give me a straight forward answer. “What was the answer you gave that time without running away? What other comment you wrote in CT after that?” When you give proper answer to that we can come back to that.

                    Once before you told that your group does the reach for you. They are concocting and giving it you, you are so brave in facing the truth, so you bring it here and when get beating back, whining too? When did post last time your own comment? Is your job is a lowyer or reprinting old rubbishes?

                    You never presented an argument on the topic that is being talked. You always, some others’, 100 years to 2500 years old materials and expect others to just take it and label you a greatest intelligent person. Poor soul so far has not put forward one single page here as his own. Further, additional stupidity in that is “selling the needle in Smiths’ lane” You are bringing Arumuganavalar’s story and trying to sell him as Nationalist to us. He is a rotten racist like you. That is ok, but then you are telling me about his Nephew. That guy Navalar is not married. This Nephew is not in any line under him. You could not evaluate thatfact. Leave even that. Let us suppose Navalar had a son, or you are talking about his immediate brother. Isn’t it that your racist, Sinhala Intellectual mined nature is attempting to force me to accept that if Navalar is great any one attached to him too is great. Isn’t it because of this Sinhala Intellectual mentality the country is now suffers. Have you ever get out that well called lankave and observed what is going on the western world? Do you know that your this labeling behavior will be badly criticized and even in some circumstances, you will punish for being a racist? Idiot! You are trying to teach about the racist Navalar to me and if I teach about the woman who ran away from the palace and had sex with loin, is it hurting my baba? Then why did you baba came to a forum baba?

                    Don’t look at others, because there is a proverb if you point one finger on others there are three on you. “Just look at your comment.” Here it is. “There is a saying that a person can debate with a 1000 intelligent people but cannot do so with one fool.” what is your capacity to judge others? Where did you study? You think you can preach to us like this us as great Sinhala Intellectual and can walk out without hearing what we want to say? You can walk away. That is your freedom, but our posting will be there others to read.

                    Your mind is convoluted. Your langue is only about Psycho, Psychotic Idiot, and Idiot. I had many times written that you have an inferiority complex that you are fool…dumb. So you always insult others in your conversion and have been receiving back doubly. That is why you use only those words without putting forward any argument. In that condition how do you represent you clients?

                    You are trying to prove that Tamils started the Racism. You started to throw mud here on others. Now you are trying turn back that blame on others. Just by this example, what are you inferring? Is that Tamil or you Sinhala Intellectual gang started? Sinhala Rowdies looted and raped Tamils in the communal troubles based only on the materials the Sinhala Intellectuals have been writing on their Sinhala Medias. Never in the history of Lanka, the Sinhala rowdies who loot and rape in the communal unrest times, had an education level to Know Tamil and understand any Tamils writings.

                    “I was badly disappointed and realized that a man who did not know that “Rubbishes” was not an English word was not equipped to discuss in an English Language forum”. Is that why you invented nest time? Don’t dupe me as you have amnesia too. You have written comments without knowing what is “Choose and Chose”. That is in the CT too. But, can go back and answer my question, If you know the meaning of the word Psychic, I asked you post it here. You fool when wrote an answer to somebody else you foolishly dipped your nose into that and called me “Psychic or a Psycho”. Where did you study you English? Why do you use a word you don’t know the meaning of it? Why are beating around the bush. Why are you not explaining what the meaning of that word is and how it connects to the comment that I wrote first?

                    “What I write is not aimed at you.” Are you under some kind of substance influence tonight? You do getting the feelings of what are you talking or writing? Is that why you posted as reply to my comment?

                    “It’s aimed at the intelligent reader who can think and come to a conclusion on their own.” That is really a joke. This is really confirming that you are with some kind of mental disorder. You the Namal University proud graduate have something to the intelligent people? Who are they? Are you really referring the people named as Sinhala intellectuals? Or are these one called as Sinhala Modayas, who listen to you and believe your racist preaching?
                    You are not a lawyer as trying to portray. You are a comedy buffoon.

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                      You cannot build an argument without a reference to a deck of cards. Your mind is a tangled web. It rambles on about kings, queens, Namal, Dutu King, ISIS, Kasiappan and what not.

                      You see Mallaiyuran another psycho comment.

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                      If you cannot cut and paste your arguments is not moving forward. It is circling in one word. That is only one you hear even in your dream, people repeating to you. “Psycho”. I see how hard your life as lawyer is going when you are so badly beaten by every Tom, Dick and Hurry, in the court. I wish if can see you struggling in the court one day, with out Internet cut and paste.

                      Let see where else you have more to preach for your intellectual Community – The corrupted Sinhala Intellectuals.

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                      You see Mallaiyuran you don’t make arguments. You think you do though. What you write is akin to a dog that tries to catch it’s own tail.

                      Your mind is a tangled web. It rambles on about kings, queens, Namal, Dutu King, ISIS, Kasiappan and now ayatollahs as well. You see Mallaiyuran you keep repeating your psycho performance.

                      Here is an example from this very page.

                      “Puppet Srippavan went to Dalatha Maligava and surrendered to Sri Lankan ayatollahs, called Mahanayakes. When a CJ has to practice secular laws what he had to do in the ayatollahs office? Didn’t Ms.Sherashinke wrote on this CT even politicians like the New King should not practice religion in that public ceremonies which were politically organized, not common days practice. This puppet is publicly displaying that he is a new Sinhala Buddhist convert.”

                      Your reference is Sharmini Searsinghe’s idiotic comments that in your idiocy, you fail to recognise as idiotic.

                      The next US president elect should take his oaths in his bedroom in order to be out of sight of the public and the paparazzi as all US presidents up to now has taken Oaths in full public view using the Bible.

                      The UK should not sing God Save the Queen at Public meetings because of the Public reference to God.

                      The PM and all ministers, judges and govt officials should delete all reference to God from their Oaths of office else they should also do so in their bedrooms to keep the paparazzi out.

                      No public officer in UK should bow or swear alliance to the queen in public for she is the Head of the Church and a symbol of Christianity.

                      The USA should burn all her Currency note and re mint all her coins because of the phrase “In God we trust” that is carried on all of them.

                      The Indian PM should not go to Temple or Kovil or take part in Kumbh Mela or bathe in rivers that are sacred to Hindus because there are Muslims Christians and many other people with diverse religious beliefs in India.

                      Chief Justice Sripavan should not meet ANY religious leader lest he becomes defiled by that religion. Crass Lunacy.

                      Do I need to say anything more about your ability to build a rational argument?

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    Step 3 itself proves how much you know !!!

    The Governor of Bank of England is Mark_Carney, a CANADIAN !!!!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Carney

    One month on, still reeling in shock I see :-)

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      and a permanent resident of UK

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      “If the charges are untrue, then we would conclude that the woman is wittingly maligning the husband and causing damage to his image and harm to his standing in society, to the maximum extent possible.”

      Are the charges of Wigneshwaran and the Tamil people untrue Dayan the wizard?

      Can you disprove any of the factual acts quoted by Wigneshwaran?

      Who are you trying to fool with “if untrue”

      Sinhalese ruling elite have been fooling the world for 67 years.

      If you have a conscience, ask it, be truthful to yourself first before using your intellect!

      You don’t have to go round the mulberry bush if facts are on your side.

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        Thiru the self proclaimed Rational Scientist,

        Re “Are the charges of Wigneshwaran and the Tamil people untrue Dayan the wizard?”

        1. The Tamil Homeland excludes the whole Eastern Seaboard below Elephant Pass but he claims the East as well. Thus what he says about the East of Lanka is a LIE.

        http://www.atlasofmutualheritage.nl/en/location/?id=813

        Have a look at that entry in the Dutch Archives. It very clearly and unambiguously state that when the Dutch ruled the Jaffna Tamil Kingdom the BOUNDARY between themselves and the Kandyan Kingdom of the Sinhalese was at Elephant Pass.

        Thus even in the 17 th Century the Tamil Kingdom EXCLUDED the whole Eastern Seaboard of Mainland Lanka.

        Mr. Justice Wigneswaran said on March 7, 2001 at the ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court held to welcome Mr. Justice H. S. Yapa and himself the following.

        “My stint as a judicial officer in the Northern and Eastern provinces during the turbulent period from 1979 to 1986 enlightened me as to the feelings and aspirations of the vast majority of the denizens of those two provinces. It is not devolution nor sharing of powers they seek. They seek the restoration of their rights. Rights which were snatched from them by virtue of a mathematical innovation where the majority in two provinces were added to the majority in seven provinces and thus made into a minority in the nine provinces. This was sought to be corrected when laws pertaining to the Reasonable Use of Tamil were formulated in 1958 and 1966. But even these were given up without understanding the implications involved.

        I have always referred to an incident that used to happen when we were marble playing youngsters in school. Some of our seniors who were not prefects would pounce upon us suddenly and illegally confiscate all our marbles in order that they would themselves play with them. When we protested they would keep 90% of the marbles and offer us 10% and thereafter progressively increase it to about 20% forgetting that all the marbles were ours and the seniors had no right to confiscate in the first instance. The majority of those in the Northern and Eastern Provinces were always Tamil- speaking until independence……”

        That statement was challenged by S. L. Gunasekara and this is what he said.

        “These words would ordinarily convey to any person hearing or reading them that the Northern and Eastern provinces always had both an independent existence as a separate entity from the other seven provinces of Sri Lanka as well as a majority of Tamil speaking inhabitants; and that the rights of those Tamil-speaking inhabitants were robbed from them, and they converted into a minority by the Sinhalese after independence, [in the same way that the marbles of junior boys were “illegally confiscated by the seniors), by those two provinces being amalgamated with the other seven provinces. This is factually incorrect for many reasons.

        Firstly, according to the eminent Tamil historian Dr. Karthigesu Indrapala, the first permanent Tamil settlements in Sri Lanka, [which too were few in number], came into existence only in the 10th century and these were not in the Northern or Eastern Provinces. Dr. Indrapala proceeds to say that “of the present day Tamil areas (sic) only the upper half of the Eastern Province and parts of the Western coast had Tamil settlers in the 11th and 12th centuries”. [vide “Early Tamil Settlements in Ceylon” – Journal of the Ceylon branch of the Royal Asiatic Society-1970 volume 13: pp. 43-63]. Thus, the territory of the present Northern and Eastern Provinces could not possibly have “always” had a Tamil speaking majority – but were areas inhabited by the Sinhalese, which had no Tamil-speaking inhabitants at all until the 11th and 12th Centuries.

        Secondly, those who were “dispossessed” [like the boys who had their marbles “illegally confiscated”] were not the Tamils but the Sinhalese and the “dispossessors” [like the “seniors” who “illegally confiscated” the marbles] were not the Sinhalese but the Tamils – for as Dr. Karthigesu Indrapala says:

        “The invasion of Magha [in the 13th century] with the help of Tamil and Kerala mercenaries was far more violent than the earlier invasions. Its chief importance lies in the fact that it resulted in the permanent dislodgement of Sinhalese power from Northern Ceylon, the confiscation of lands and properties belonging to the Sinhalese by the Tamil and Kerala mercenaries and the consequent migration of the official class and the common people to the South-Western regions. These factors more than any other helped the transformation of Northern Ceylon into a Tamil region and directly led to the foundation of a Tamil Kingdom there. In the second phase, with the foundation of an independent Tamil Kingdom, a deliberate policy of settling Tamils in the Jaffna district and the Wanni regions was followed by the first rulers of the Tamil Kingdom. This led to a migration of peaceful settlers from the Tamil country. It was this peaceful migration that was largely responsible for the Tamil settlement of the Jaffna district. It was a deliberate and organized process which appears to have extended till the turn of the century.” [Ibid: pp .61-2]

        Having been so forcibly dispossessed of their lands and properties in the North by Indian invaders, the Sinhalese were later dispossessed of their lands in the hill country, too, by the British invaders by means of the Waste Lands Ordinance and imported Indian Tamils being settled on their lands.

        Thirdly, even the “Tamil Kingdom” referred to by Dr. Indrapala was, for the most part of its existence of about 400 years, a weak “Kingdom” which was mostly confined to the Jaffna peninsula and never extended to any part of what is now the Eastern Province. When the Portuguese conquered that “Kingdom” in 1619 it encompassed only the Jaffna peninsula and a small portion of the Wanni, extending along the coast to Mannar in the North-Western coast and Mullaitivu in the North- Eastern coast. The territory of the Northern and Eastern Provinces as presently constituted did not constitute the territory of this short-lived “Kingdom” created by a foreign invasion, and those two provinces never ever had an independent existence. The territory of those two provinces was at all times an integral part of Sri Lanka. The present Northern and Eastern Provinces were a creation of the British, who divided the country into nine provinces for their administrative convenience in 1889 – thus, the Northern and Eastern Provinces, were not some independent entities possessed of some historical sanctity, but artificial demarcations of administrative divisions which were born of the administrative convenience of the British invaders and created by some lines drawn across the map of Sri Lanka by some unknown British surveyor. Accordingly, there never was a “a mathematical innovation where the majority in two provinces were added to the majority in seven provinces and thus made into a minority in the nine provinces.”

        At the commencement of his speech Mr. Justice Wigneswaran said:

        “Singapore and Ceylon in the old days had the same problem. One country decided to give equal recognition to all four languages right from the beginning and that country flowers and flourishes. The other forced one language in preference to the others on all and that country is in precarious political turmoil.”

        These words give rise to the factually erroneous impression that the political turmoil, namely, separatist terrorism, in this country had its origin in the Official Language Act of 1956, which replaced English with Sinhalese as the Official Language of this country; and that the giving of the status of an Official Language to the languages of the minorities is a sine qua non for a multi racial country to “flower and flourish”.

        Separatism and hence separatist terrorism did not have their origins in the Official Language Act but in the cupidity and chauvinism and unabashedly racist politics of the political ancestors of the LTTE and other Tamil separatists such as G. G. Ponnambalam and S. J. V. Chelvanayakam, who could not bear to visualise the privileged position which the Tamils enjoyed under British rule being lost, and the Sinhalese attaining equality with them with the onset of independence. Thus, they first attempted to institutionalise discrimination against the Sinhalese by proposing to the Soulbury Commission in 1945 that constitutional provision be made for the permanent under-representation of the Sinhalese in both the legislature and the executive by means of a pernicious system which they, perhaps with a macabre sense of humour, described as “Balanced Representation”. This pernicious proposal for overt and institutionalised racial discrimination against the Sinhalese was rejected by the Soulbury Commissioners with the terse comment:

        “We think that any attempt by artificial means to convert a majority into a minority is not only inequitable, but doomed to failures”.

        After this attempt at the domination of the entire country by the minorities, of whom the Tamils were the dominant minority failed, Chelvanayakam for the first time articulated the idea of separatism on the November 26, 1947 [ nine years before the Official Language Act] when he said in Parliament:

        “If Ceylon is fighting to secede from the British Empire why should not the Tamil people if they feel like it, secede from the rest of the country?”

        Two years later in 1949 [seven years before the Official Language Act] Chelvanayakam founded the Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchchi [the Lanka Tamil State Party] dishonestly labelled as the “Federal Party”, and having rejected out of hand the very existence of a “ƒ”¹…”Ceylonese Nation’ comprised of all the citizens of all races of our land [the acceptance of which was so necessary for our newly independent Nation to “flower and flourish”], for the first time, expounded a “ƒ”¹…”doctrine’ of the Tamils being a separate “Nation” from the Sinhalese [as opposed to being a separate “race” within a single Nation together with the Sinhalese and members of other races]; and of that “Nation” having the right to “autonomy” and a right of “self determination” in over one third of the territory of Sri Lanka and two thirds of her sea coast.

        Thus, the Official Language Act was by no stretch of imagination the “ƒ”¹…”cause’ of our turmoil, but rather a logical piece of legislation which was utilized by unscrupulous and equally opportunistic Tamil politicians to further their chauvinistic campaign for a separate state. The root cause of our present turmoil, therefore, is not the Official Language Act but the chauvinism and opportunism of Tamil politicians such as Chelvanayakam.

        There is no logical basis for presuming that Singapore “ƒ”¹…”flowered and flourished’ because it had four official languages or that it would have been in “precarious political turmoil” if only the language of the majority was “enthroned” as the official language of that country – for Singapore’s neighbouring multi-racial country, Malaysia, did “flower and flourish” with only the language of the majority, namely, Malay, being “enthroned” as the Official Language although the Malays constitute less than 57.7% of its population while the Chinese constitute 25.4% and Indians 7.2%. Both those countries “ƒ”¹…”flowered and flourished’ because they had leaders of the calibre of Lee Kuan Yew and Mahathir Mohammed.

        The making of Sinhalese the Official Language does not and cannot constitute forcing that language on anybody or discriminating against the Tamils. It only meant doing what was logical, as was done in Malaysia, and being done in other multi-racial countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States of America by recognizing the language spoken by the majority as the language of administration of the Country. Indeed, despite the turmoil they created in the country over the logical step of the language of the majority being made the Official Language of the country, even the Tamil chavunists themselves have admitted by necessary implication that it is only right and proper that the language of the majority of a country should be its Official Language – for, in its manifesto for the General election of 1977, the Tamil United Liberation Front stated categorically that Tamil would be the Official Language of the proposed State of Tamil Eelam!! This was despite the fact that even if such a State comes into being, it would be a multi- racial country with a very significant Sinhalese minority!!

        Even when Sinhalese was the only official language, there was no impediment on the use of Tamil. Thus, for example, a Tamil could, even then, receive his education from the nursery to university and answer all public examinations in Tamil: he could give evidence in or address Court in Tamil and was entitled to correspond with the government in Tamil. Further, all government gazettes and forms were printed in all three languages. Thus, Sinhalese being the “Official Language” of the country only meant that it was the “dominant” language of the country.

        Mr. Justice Wigneswaran proceeds to state:

        “Unless we recognise that the Tamil language and its culture are to the Tamils what the Sinhala language and culture are to the Sinhalese and therefore make Tamil the dominant language in the Northern and Eastern Provinces requiring the study of it compulsory for all in those two provinces just as Sinhalese is recognised as the dominant language of the other seven provinces, with English as the link Language between equals, the wrong done by the enthronement of one language in 1956 could never be erased.”

        Thus, Justice Wiigneswaran sees nothing wrong in the Sinhalese, who constitute the overwhelming majority in over 70% of the territory of the Amparai district and in over 60% of the territory of the Trincomalee district being compelled to learn Tamil or Tamil being made the “dominant language” in the Northern and Eastern Provinces on the ground that, that is the language of the majority within the boundaries of those two artificially demarcated provinces. Clearly, he does not consider such an act to constitute one language being “forced” “in preference to the others on all”.

        The Sinhalese have always constituted the overwhelming majority within the natural boundaries of Sri Lanka. Thus, if as His Lordship believes, there is nothing wrong or inequitable in compelling the Sinhalese who constitute a minority within the confines of the artificially demarcated boundaries of the Northern and Eastern Provinces being compelled to study the language of the majority within those artificial boundaries, and that language being “enthroned” as the “dominant language” of those provinces , it must follow of necessity that there can be nothing unjust or inequitable in the language spoken by the overwhelming majority of the people within the natural boundaries of Sri Lanka being “enthroned” as the “dominant language” or the “Official Language” of the entire country and the study of it being made compulsory for all in Sri Lanka.

        Mr. Justice Wigneswaran’s reference to the “disabilities decreed on my community” are evidently based on Sinhalese having been made the official language of the country. It follows from the foregoing that, that which Justice Wigneswaran terms disabilities are not in fact disabilities. In any event, the question of the Official Language being Sinhalese alone is now only of academic interest since Tamil too has been made an Official Language.

        Addressing directly, the Attorney General [who is also a Tamil], Mr. Justice Wigneswaran said:

        “Even though you Mr. Attorney and I are today in our respective honoured positions we cannot forget that two sparrows would not make a summer. In fact there were many more sparrows in high positions due to their intrinsic worth in almost every field during the middle of the last century. But we are today progressively depleted in numbers in this part of the island and like the Burghers we too would soon be hardly heard of in judicial, legal, governmental service or even the private sector”

        These words are clearly capable of creating in the mind of him who hears or reads them, the erroneous impression that there is, in Sri Lanka, discrimination against Tamils on the grounds of race. The constitution provides a remedy to any citizen who has been discriminated against on the grounds of race – namely a resort to the fundamental rights jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. While Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and others have made numerous applications in respect of the violation of their fundamental rights by arbitrary and capricious acts amounting to unequal treatment before the law, illegal arrest and detention, torture and the curtailment of freedom of speech, there has hardly ever been an instance of an application having been made on the basis of discrimination on the grounds of race. The writer can only think of one such case which was instituted by a Tamil. If Tamils were in fact discriminated against on the grounds of race there can be no doubt that there would have been a plethora of Fundamental Rights applications to the Supreme Court in that regard. The fact that there were hardly any such applications is clear proof that there is no discrimination against the Tamils.

        It is to be observed in this connection that when the Inspector General of Police went on leave, the person appointed to act for him was not the senior-most Deputy Inspector General, Mr. A. S. Seneviratne, nor the next in seniority,Mr. G. B. Kotakadeniya, both of whom are Sinhalese, but the third in seniority who is four years junior to both those officers, namely, Mr. E. T. Anandarajah, a Tamil.

        It is true no doubt that there are, today, comparatively few Tamils in high positions and in the judicial, legal and public services. It is, wrong however, to attribute this to discrimination. It is rather the result of three factors. Firstly, it is a result of the cream of the Tamil intelligentsia making use of the turmoil in the country to seek greener pastures in the affluent west falsely alleging victimisation or danger to their lives – it would be recalled that even our former Ambassador to Germany, Ms. Lakshmi Naganathan, who, having returned to Sri Lanka suddenly decamped to the United States of America via Madras !! Secondly, it is the result of the Tamil youth, particularly of the Jaffna peninsula who usually flocked to join the judicial, legal and public services joining the Tigers either voluntarily or through conscription and being far too busy killing and maiming soldiers, sailors, airmen, policemen and civilians [mainly Sinhalese], and destroying property to even think of joining any such services. Thirdly, it is the result of Prabhakaran refusing to permit those within the parts of the country that are under his illegal rule to leave them. The Tamils, therefore, have only themselves to blame for the relative paucity of their numbers in high office and in those services.

        There remains only one further matter that needs to be mentioned. Mr. Justice Wigneswaran refers to the fact that his relative Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan risked his life to travel to England to place the case of the Sinhala Buddhists [who were then being slaughtered and incarcerated by the British under the Martial Law of 1915] before the British sovereign.

        While in no way seeking to belittle the bravery and sense of justice, fairplay and duty of Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan, it is pertinent to observe that he was then the sole representative in the Legislative Council of the “Ceylonese” electorate having been elected largely by the votes of the Sinhalese who voted for him in preference to his rival, the Sinhalese candidate, Dr. H. Marcus Fernando. He thus went to England to complain to the British sovereign of the atrocities that were being perpetrated on his voters.

        Re “Can you disprove any of the factual acts quoted by Wigneshwaran? Who are you trying to fool with “if untrue” Sinhalese ruling elite have been fooling the world for 67 years”

        No Thiru it is the Tamil rulers that have deceived the Tamils as well as the world by exhibiting a baby face of innocence to hide the CRUEL face of the Devil lying within.

        There were women prohibited to wear a Jacket. Oppressed Old women went about naked above the waist in the North. Most of the Tamils could not take a seat in a bus and had to sit on the floor even when there were empty seats, while the oppressors sat on seats. There were whole villages of outcasts who did not dare to be seen in society. Their children had no schools. They would not dare to draw drinking water from wells reserved for the Vellala lest they be beaten up. entire villages were burnt down and people killed over trivial incident such as a Low Cast cutting his hair or wearing a shoe.

        That was why The Prevention of Social Disabilities Act of 1957 was enacted. Still it did not stop and it became necessary to add more teeth to that act 14 years later in 1971. It still did not stop as ALL the Elected Members of Parliament in the North (all Vellala) CONNIVED with the Top Ranking Administrators of the province, the DROs (All Vellala) to continue to subvert the Law.

        Bryan Pfaffenberger’s book, ‘Caste in Tamil Culture’ has the following

        “The alleged oppression of the Tamils by the Sinhalese is mostly a defensive garb, to conceal the inner conflicts caused by the caste system among the Tamils”.

        “Becoming a Vellala involves assuming Vellala customs and gaining control over land. It is precisely for this reason that entire villages may be burnt down and people killed over trivial incident as a Pallar cutting his hair or wearing a shoe. For Vellala much is at stake.”

        I think you should take your Own Advice.
        “If you have a conscience, ask it, be truthful to yourself first before using your intellect! You don’t have to go round the mulberry bush if facts are on your side”

        If you have the guts you can challenge me and I will give you many examples to prove what I say.

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          Hi Thiru “the self proclaimed Rational Scientist”

          I see that you don’t have the GUTS to challenge what I wrote after all!!!

          Facts Thiru are difficult to contest and for a separatist to digest.

          Kind Regards,
          OTC

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    [Edited out] doesn’t understand that all who have voting rights in the country are Sri Lankans. As a Sinhalese Buddhist, at the end of the day all have inalienable rights. As long as one points fingers and say tamil, muslim, burger, sinhalese, the country will not progress but be fragmented. In his argument he too is a minority, being a non Buddhist. Go figure, how if was discriminated as a non Buddhist. [Edited out]

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    Sorry I should have added this to to my previous comments:

    This shows the % of WHITE voters that Obama won

    2012: Obama 39%
    2008: Obama 43%

    The whites make up 72% of the population (2010 census) in the USA !
    (Notice the similarity of 74% Sinhalese in SL)

    By Dayan’s theory, Obama is not a legitimate ruler???

    Even Clinton only won 39% (1992) and 44% (1996) of the WHITE vote !

    Clinton is not a legitimate ruler? OMG what a analysis from this so called political scientist !

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    Your trousers were removed at Kanatte in the presence of your wife,whilst attending the funeral of Lalith Athulathmudali in late April1993! JR who had filed action against you for Libel phoned your mother to inform her that he was withdrawing action for the simple reason that the punishment meted out was more than enough! Apparently,he was wrong.

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      Plato,
      Dj is undressed physically and in other her ways. He has got a Very THICK skin.

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        Anpu ,

        Nop, he isn’t thick at all , in fact he is a selfish , arrogant , racist baka pandith !

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    The commitment of Tamils to Sri Lanka does not exists. It will not until such time Sinhala racists genocide continues. Irish fought for 300 years for their independence. Tamil will fight in many forms until they get theirs by separate state or unitary state. Which one it will be, has to be decided by Sinhalese. Without resorting to verbal diaorea. Racist intellectual roque Dayan should try to rebut word to word the facts stated in the resolution.He would not and he can not.

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      Mr Raja,
      To be consistent with your action plan Tamil political masters must now start drawing up plans to physically move out Tamil speaking people from Sinhala areas into “Ealam”. The sooner you start implementing this the faster you arrive at your goal with minimum bloodshed. In fact after the war I expected TNA to initiate an organized effort to encourage Tamil speaking people to migrate into North and East. Any thoughts Mr Raja?
      Soma

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        When the times, it will happen.may be in the same manner Jews went to Isarel. Now many in the south of Sri Lanka has gone to West of the world. If it is to be separate state and that is how the Sinhalese wants it, it will happen. Niether you or me or Nobody needs to plan. Bangladeshies were in Pakistan when they separated.Some perished some suffered some were prisoned in Pakistan. Have not the Sinhala racist leaders pained raped and killed hundreds of thousands in the so called no fire zone. They might do the same thing to Tamils living in the south. That is the price to be paid for freedom. Hope you understand Soma

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          No Mr Raja, unless and until the Tamil speaking people show an inclination to move creating Ealam will be a problem. The arguments you create to justify living among the Sinhalese are the very same reasoning to demonstrate that there is no discrimination, let alone “genocide”. As the call for Ealam gets louder and International Community gets involved Sinhalese will (should) demand that you go now.
          Soma

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          Raja,

          You just need to pull yourself together. I am 100% sure that Judge Wigneswaren’s approach is nowhere near your sentiments. TNA along with the CM have categorically stated that they are for a United Sri Lanka. So, it is disingenuous of you to talk about division. I agree with Soma that the Tamils in Sri Lanka do not want that to happen. However, they certainly want justice and it is exactly what the CM is asking for.

          As fot Dayan, he was snookered by Sarath De Alwis and as a godsend as far as he is concerned, CM’s genocide claim arrived fortunately for him to divert attention from him infamous Smart Patriot claim! He calls the late Kadirkamar as a Smart Patriot but he conveniently forgets that Kadirkamar was an ardent supporter of a federal constitution. He indeed had been promoting such an idea at the international stage in order to get the LTTE banned!

          I am convinced that Dayan is a sinhala chauvinist and he strongly believes in hierarchical Sri Lankan identity with the sinhala at the helm. He is indeed pervading poison among the Sinhala but he will not succeed. He will eventually end up with egg on his face; if not already.

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          If the Tamils were to follow the Judaics, they would be moving back to Tamil Nadu, not to parts of other countries where they have taken abode TEMPORARILY.

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        Why not you try to defend the accusations in the resolution and prove they are factually wrong.

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    Dev, DJ means the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, a position given to Arjuna Mahendran.

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      I am aware he meant that, he states that Arjuna Mahendran being a Sri Lankan born but Singaporean is a disqualification. I pointed out that even the powerful Bank of England has a Canadian national as Governor and the country has done well (compared to others in Europe).

      What matters is not where he/she is from but can they be trusted and can they do the job.

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        Dev

        If Gota the US citizen could be appointed to the most ruthless and powerful ministry as defense secretary why not a able person to run the Central Bank?

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      Puppet Srippavan went to Dalatha Maligava and surrendered to Sri Lankan ayatollahs, called Mahanayakes.

      When a CJ has to practice secular laws what he had to do in the ayatollahs office? Didn’t Ms.Sherashinke wrote on this CT even politicians like the New King should not practice religion in that public ceremonies which were politically organized, not common days practice. This puppet is publicly displaying that he is a new Sinhala Buddhist convert.

      When this new Central Bank Governor is coming from Singapore that is a real ailing matter for Dhayan. He can not be easily changed in to Sinhala Buddhist like Dhayan or Sripavan. He is not going to a Barbarian, in Dhayan’s vocabulary, patriot(the looters, the murderous, the rapist, con artist, the drug peddler,…..in other word he is not a true Lanakan citizen- he is a Singaporean). He having a good chance of displaying Singaporean ethics in the work place. That is what hurting Dhayan.

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    Dayan
    you are a war monger and a racist (and an opportunist trying to get a job). In which other country are election results analysed in this manner to say that conservatives were voted in by X% of english, y% of scotts and z% of Welsh living in UK ? They dont even analyse voting patters of asians, chinese so forth. Making such an analysis and talking publicly will clearly bring disharmony – and suffice to state that is exactly what you are igniting. It is not merely the NPC that wants an independent international inquiry, but if there is no guilt to conceal, every well meaning citizen should ask for it so that the truth comes out and that will be the main ingredient for reconciliation and putting the past to rest. Covering the truth under the carpet will not help in any meaningful, lasting reconciliation.

    The findings of the investigation will also serve to prove you were a damn liar before the UN stating there was no civilian deaths, zero casualty etc. Maybe this could be thee reason you are blocking any investigation.

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      Moda Putha,

      You are absolutely right. When he says “marginalized majority”, actually he is wailing his personal fate: first marginalized from the socialists that he tethered his cart to. Then was marginalized by the Foreing Ministry, particulary GLP. That was followed by marginalization by MR himself. Ultimately the camel’s back was broken when Rajiva, the long time prop also pulled the rug under.

      So the sob story continues trying to find any anchor that would be willing.

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        Poor Dayan, looks like just about everybody either hates him or dismisses his pretentious pap for what it is – trying to put himself on a pedestal. When will he ever learn???

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    Dr Dayan
    Look at the recent past of Sri Lanka. The civil war, JVP insurrections, mass scale fraud and abuse took place under the executive presidency. Clearly the system has failed.

    Now you and all your creed can cry tiger all you want but we’ll be damned before we let your lot stop making Sri Lanka a more democratic more humane society to live.

    The current president won the majority of vote from Sri Lankan citizens. Your master paraded the tiger message and he lost. Take a hint. ‘patriotic camp’ yeah right, Please stop wasting bytes in the web.

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    This guy wants to stir up communal feelings and agitations between the Tamils and Sinhalese.
    Presidential elections were over 5 weeks ago and the results were analysed and reported according to each ones needs. One of which is majority of Buddhists voted for Mahinda whilst the minorities voted for President Maithreepala Sirisena. Does DJ thinks that the Tamils and Muslims who voted for President Maithreepala Sirisena are not SriLankans or their votes are not valid. By analysing in this manner these guys naturally create a suspicion in the minds of the minorities. Irrespective of the race, caste or religion, all are SriLankans and this must be accepted by all to show that all minorities are equal citizens of this country.

    You read any article by DJ it will somehow bring in communalism and we all know he was stooging for MR expecting some bones would thrown his way if MR wins the election which failed. He knows present regime will not touch him and he still thinks MR would come back soon of which he can only day dream.

    Under President Maithreepala Sirisena and PM Ranil Wickremasinghe there be no fededal state or separatism but they will help and ensure all communities will live together peacefully as equal
    citizens.

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      Dear dcn,

      Re “stir up communal feelings and agitations between the Tamils and Sinhalese.”

      What do you think that the ‘Genocide’ resolution of the Northern Provincial Council will do? Pacify communal feelings?

      This election freed the NPC from the Tyranny of Douglas Devanada who was despised by the Northern population and the NPC govt, for his govt backed thuggery. The infant govt that we elected is trying to sort out the problems in the North.

      Then out of the BLUE the TNA led NPC goes on the war path.

      What do you think MR will do at the next election?

      Mr Wigneswaran, the TNA and the NPC have ensured his victory by being “thoughtless Gas Bags”.

      (I have borrowed the phrase from an editorial of the Hindu Organ that it’s Tamil Editor coined in 1939)

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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        No doubt MR will use this as major propaganda toll to enhance his vote base among Sinhalese

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        Off the cuff –

        Your point re NPC resolution is well understood. In fact, this was ill timed. However, from the point of view of the Chief Minister Wigneswaran and NPC, there is the usual suspicion whether the central government would really act in the case of the war crimes. This suspicion and doubts can be erased off by establishing independent commissions of inquiry, domestically, into this demand by the Tamils and if anyone found guilty punished according to the law.

        In fact, Mahinda had a golden opportunity to do so in 2009 itself at which time there was no such big hue and cry re war crimes. Now, we have a new President, who is a thorough gentleman by nature and with good intentions, it is appropriate time to establish these inquiry commissions and find the truth. This will help to quiten the international community as well.

        People like Chief Minister Wigneswaran are not radicals or terrorists and they could be talked to in a gentlemanly manner and solve this problem to tge satisfaction of both Sinhalese and Tamils.

        Once this is achieved shouldn’t the governments in power consider new laws banning all types of racial and religious politics. All politicians must behave only as SriLankans and not recognised by race or religion.

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          Dear dcn,

          First let me thank you for your civility. The Chief Minister Wigneswaran was a Supreme Court Judge. He is no ordinary person to behave in this way.

          He knew what he was doing. He knew that what he proposed would be used by MR in 6 months time to recapture power. He knew that he is daring Maithree to neutralize this. If Maithree does nothing, MR will definitely capture power with more than a 2/3 majority. allowing him to change the constitution at will. Yet he went ahead. Why? There is more to it than meets the eye.

          This war crimes issue is a farce.

          If those Tamils who are agitating are really interested in pursuing war crimes then why is nothing done against Adelle Balasingham? She is not in hiding, she is living under the nose of the British Govt within easy reach. She sent tens of thousands of Tamil Children to their deaths. A mountain of evidence is available against her.

          Has CM Wigs or the NPC passed ANY resolution seeking Justice for the Tamil Children who died and have got maimed at her hands? Don’t they want Justice for scores of thousands of child soldiers who lost their childhood, education opportunity and their future because of the actions of this woman? Have they spoken a word publicly about this? They seem to be BIASED towards the LTTE.

          Why the pin drop SILENCE? Don’t they want CLOSURE for the parents of those children? Don’t they want closure for the surviving child soldiers who lost their childhood and future at the hands of this woman?

          They won’t do that because that is not politically expedient. It will expose more than Adelle. It will expose the LTTE financiers, those who are really behind the war crime war cry. They see the danger that will pose. That will not get them Eelam or a separate exclusive homeland to rule like they did in the old Jaffna.

          This BS about war crimes is power politics and rhetoric and nothing else.

          Immediately after the war a large number of child soldiers captured/surrendered underwent rehabilitation at the Hindu College in Colombo. Javier Aguilar of UNICEF was interviewed in Colombo on HardTalk by BBC correspondent Stephen Sackur (Video 3:28 onwards http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gXbFPoDWSI).
          .

          Aguilar says that they have reports of about 8000 missing children. He also states that this is just a minute fraction of what went on (4:20 onwards). He also state that during the last 6 months at least 200 children per month were taken from their parents for the war effort including 9 year olds (4:38 onwards)

          If 8000 is a minute fraction what would the whole be? Ten times that? but that won’t be a minute fraction, it is just one tenth. Hence we are looking at at least a 100,000 children over the years.

          A surprising number to be ignored for those who are seeking Justice!!!

          There is no point in talking about Mahinda and his follies. He could have been President for life if he was a benevolent President.

          Re “People like Chief Minister Wigneswaran are not radicals or terrorists and they could be talked to in a gentlemanly manner and solve this problem to tge satisfaction of both Sinhalese and Tamils”

          I had a great respect for Wigneswaran and I thought he would be a stabilising factor in the TNA thinking (TNA was the LTTE mouthpiece) but power seems to corrupt people. His utterances about the megalomaniac Prabahkaran after he became CM does make him a radical.

          I can show you that the UNSG’s POE have produced a putrid report. One which reeks of bribery

          ICC Statute Rule 156. Definition of War Crimes

          Rule 156. Serious violations of international humanitarian law constitute war crimes.

          (xxiii) Utilizing the presence of a civilian or other protected person to render certain points, areas or military forces immune from military operations;

          (note even the presence of ONE civilian is enough)

          UNSG’s POE Report

          237. Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions: Credible allegations point to a violation of Common Article 3’s ban on the taking of hostages insofar as they forced thousands of civilians, often under threat of death, to remain in areas under their control during the last stages of the war and enforced this control by killing persons who attempted to leave that area. With respect to the credible allegations of the LTTE’s refusal to allow civilians to leave the combat zone, the Panel believes that these actions did not, in law, amount to the use of human shields insofar as it did not find credible evidence of the LTTE deliberately moving civilians towards military targets to protect the latter from attacks as is required by the customary definition of that war crime (Rule 97, ICRC Study)

          The Darusman lead POE acknowledges the presence of civilians and yet has EXONERATED the LTTE of the War Crime of using a Human Shield.

          According to the ICC Statute, the LTTE is guilty.

          Why did the POE misinterpret the Statute?

          Were they bribed to misinterpret?

          Re “Once this is achieved shouldn’t the governments in power consider new laws banning all types of racial and religious politics. All politicians must behave only as SriLankans and not recognised by race or religion”

          Completely agree.

          Kind Regards,
          OTC

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      “Under President Maithreepala Sirisena and PM Ranil Wickremasinghe there be no fededal state or separatism but they will help and ensure all communities will live together peacefully as equal citizens. “

      I certainly hope so, let’s visit this comment in 2020 and see if you are correct. Unless CT is blocked again

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    “winning or losing is no criteria of being politically, historically and morally in the right. He pointed out that the revolutionaries, including Che Guevara could have been wiped out during the Granma landing itself but this wouldn’t have proved them wrong any more than it would have proved their pro-US reactionary enemy right. Fidel concluded that any true revolutionary must have a bit of Don Quixote in him; must have a little craziness.”

    I felt the truth of these sentences when I heard the LTTE has lost. One of the mistake was LTTE was too straight forward without a bit of craziness.

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      You are absolutely right. Every vile LTTE act, was cold and calculated, and their supporters cheered them on.

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    I thought I shouldn’t comment on this, but decided to post because if I not express my thought, it will never :)

    THIS ARTICLE IS THE IVORY TOWER OF DAYAN”S THINKING AND MINDSET. HE SHOWED HIS TRUE COLOR OF RACISM IN THIS SINGLE PIECE.

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      If Dr D is a racist then who are Mr Wiganas and his fellow band of TNA politikkas – A Tamil Saints ?? pure in heart with no trace of racism ???

      For me Mr Wigans + TNA represents egoistic tamil racism and Prabakaran represented foolish tamils racism

      Most of the commenters falls in between these two extremes

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    Is the Educated SPIN doctor became dyslexic ?

    How many time people have pointed to him that the election was contested and won

    1) M3 is president who will change the constitution- people voted through a democratic process
    2) M3 introduce Ranil as the Prime minister and people voted for him under the platform and elected him
    3) M3 has contested under the platform to abolish the all powerful presidential rule- again people voted for him to abolish
    4) There are appointments made in many countries where people were not citizens) needless to say, Dayan has consumed too much of Racisolic drink that everything and every thinking of him is clouding

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor_of_the_Bank_of_England

    What Dayan need now is ANGER MANAGEMENT. I can see his blood is boiling through his writings.

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      Off the Cuff

      Nothing of this man is rational – So he is Irrational
      Nothing of this man is logical so cannot be a scientist – He is Racist Therefore

      Thiru = Irrational Racist

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        Yes he issues challenges that he cannot honour.

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    Dayan,

    You were a respected media personality. I will call the former Dayan Dr Jekyl. What kind of portion did you swallow to end up as Mr Hyde? You are a disgrace to the media profession and especially your illustrious father. Go to his graveside and confess your sins and ask for his forgiveness. Get back to your previous personality as Dr Jekyl!

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    Dayan’s Political analysis and predictions seem to be proving the opposite, every time he opens his mouth. Very soon he will be taken as a JOKER if not already. What a waste of a self proclaimed pundit and a jackass of a Diplomut?

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    Mr.Dayan you only knows now! Our (Tamil) leaders decided in in 4th May 1976 in Pannakam near Vaddukoddai, Northern Province, Sri Lanka it called for the creation of an independent Tamil Eelam by the Tamil United Liberation Front under the leadership of S. J. V. Chelvanayakam and it fought Sri Lankan parliamentary election, 1977 on its demand for Tamil Eelam and won an overwhelming mandate in the Tamil areas and become the main opposition party in Sri Lanka the only time a minority party has done so.It gave impetus to Tamil Nationalists who claimed it was an democratic endorsement in favour of separation

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    At least I am glad to hear from Dayan himself that he has been on the losing side.

    Today, the state of SL affairs and the Tamils frustration over the broken promises stretching from the period since independence and the torture chamber SL has become has its root in racists like Dayan. It is a well-known fact that Kadirgamar was all but a Tamil. Tamil he may be, and despite his overtures to prove he was more Sinhalese than the Sinhalese, when the time came for staking the premiership, race played a twisted fate and instead Rajapakse’s sinhala race card was flagged.

    The Tamils have come a long way from that lie perpetrated by this sinhala chauvinist in the UNHRC. He believes in resurrecting such lies to keep himself afloat but unfortunately the world has seen and realised how it has been duped. The UN PANEL report and UNSG’s Petrie Report has shred to pieces his false and pervert claims that he had manufactured and engineered to win support for the favourable SL resolution in 2009.

    For a CM who had desisted the genocide option for some time, the attitude and behaviour of the present regime in assuming that cosmetic dressings will be sufficient to please the Tamils, his present announcement of the genocidal intent and behaviour has been done after much reflection. Let Dayan go and knock his head against the wall, there seems to be no takers of his rhetoric. What does Ruwan Wijewardane’s insistence on not reducing the army in the North show? The desire to subjugate the Tamils is their primary agenda.

    If only the same intensity in rushing to capitals of other countries and the UN to prevent the report being tabled is shown at home towards the Tamils’ grievances/problems, such a pathetic situation would not have arisen. From the analogy of capturing the essence of the NPC resolution Dayan has cited – a woman who had constantly complained against a man (with the dices of rape, murder) etc, this should come as no surpise to many. Dayan’s thoughts are similar and who else can think otherwise unless the brain is conditioned to think as such. He ends that rattling by suggesting that the often repeated accusations is to wriggle out of the reconciliation option. You see how brilliant is this Dayan. He thinks the whole world is asleep and the woman can even blame the man for murder and the law will accept that without any investigation and evidence. He is not talking just about rape but conjugal rape. In which century is he living and whom does he want to hoodwink? Must have come from experience may be.

    Like minds think alike, so the saying goes. So when MR’s brain is encapsulated in a butcher’s mind, needless to say what it will be in the case of Dayan.

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    Poor, poor Dayan…. [Edited out]

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    Dayan,

    You know the world is dynamic and really the future of the island depends on the actions of Colombo mostly.

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    Dayan, your progressive crown has finally slipped with Rajapaksa’s defeat. You have joined the company of Nalin de Silva, Wimal Weerawansa, Udaya Gammanpila, Dinesh Gunawardena and other neo-fascist nut jobs who can’t face the fact that their prophet has lost and are blaming the “minorities” for their predicament.

    In case you hadn’t noticed Sirisena is the President of Sri Lanka, not President of Sinhalese. He has won the support of the majority of Sri Lankans. Deal with it.

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    Dear Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka,

    Re “Mahinda Rajapaksa gets 58% of the vote of the Sinhalese who comprise 74% of the country’s populace, and only 13% of the vote of the minorities, and loses. Maithripala Sirisena gets 41% of the vote of the Sinhalese and 85% of the vote of the minorities and wins.”

    Would MR have got that 58% if not for the lopsided media blitz by govt controlled media?

    Would MR have got that 58% if he did not cover up the corruption and authoritarian charges by igniting racism instead of countering them?

    Would MR have got the 58% if he took up Maithree’s challenge for a one to one TV debate?

    Would MR have lost if Maithree did not leave the govt?

    MR did not lose because of the Minority vote. He lost because a sizable part of those who voted him in, for his second term, was disgusted with the corruption, nepotism and authoritarianism that he displayed.

    He lost because his treatment of SF, a war hero, starkly contrasted with his treatment of KP, Karuna etc. He unleashed a personal vendetta using his unlimited powers that was disgusting to see.

    He lost because he made it clear to the public that ALL were not equal before the Law. His putrid handling of the CJ’s impeachment is a case in point.

    He lost because the cost of living in peace time was sky high compared to war time.

    He lost because he was taxing even the paupers begging on the streets with indirect taxes that went through the roof.

    Having said that I can see that the dangers that you are predicting is a possibility. I suggest that you write to the President directly and explain to him in detail, the fears you have, without letting your long standing disgust of RW to colour your arguments.

    Kind Regards,
    OTC

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    Aww shit it’s this miserable bitch again..Keep crying & bitching, too bad Maithri or Ranil didn’t promise you anything for your bitch-ass..Go home to mommy

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    Well done Dev. DJ’s political orientation is misplaced now. He picked up the post of Central Bank Governorship for his smart patriotism. Capitalism always searching for competent people to do their dirty work. Did people like Cabral, Basil, P B Jeyasundara safeguard the country?

    He needs to explain, what type of state structure MR wants to construct? What is the characteristics of that construct? How his smart nationalism fit into that system? He is trying to give theoretical input to the emergence of neo nationalism. In Malaysia, How Mahadir introduced his economic policies? Who paid the price? Is there any democracy in that country? Minorities assimilated into the system. Did he want that kind of society? What happened to the tiger economy today?
    Mr. DJ, your time is over. Glorifying your Dad’s past is recognised and remembered thats it. Please don’t pull the people to uncharted waters. Enough is enough.
    We need to build modern SriLanka with new vision, that is unity with diversity.

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      Siva,

      You said it right. Finding unity in diversity is what our nation needs.
      Isn’t that what our current President and PM trying to do. And I think they have already started successfully acting on it and if you observe carefully you can see it. It is not easy to bring our nation to that level, as the previous President and his people have done colossal damage to the nation and the people. Maithree and Ranil are the best combination for this country, as they cover a broad class of people who are devided by the social and economic conditions. Most of all, they both have the charisma that the previous President lacked. So it is natural that a few, just a few like this writer, would find it hard to digest. Just ignore them.

      Our nation has excellent standing to bring unity in diversity. So let us work towards that.

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    This is Chintaka (DJ) Chintayanaya at its best.
    DJ! Did you happen to read my earlier comments for the following article by any chance? The analogy seems too much of a coincidence. I have re-pasted my comments for the benefit of you and for the wider readership. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to re- produce my comments for a greater viewership.

    Sri Lanka After the Presidential Election by Mangala Samaraweera
    Yes! It is a good speech!!!! A good speech that can throw dust in the eyes of the observers and listeners to make them believe the unbelievable that Sri Lanka is in the path of reformation. This speech is in no way unconvincing than that of Dayan Jeyatilake when he convinced the United Nations with his speech of “Humanitarian War” and “Zero Civilian casualties” during the last stages of the Tamil civilian massacre. I hope American public will see the truth as it is penetrating all the layers of sophistication and flowery eloquence. The Sinhala ruling elite and the intelligentsia totally understood the consequences of leaving a less than subtle and ‘into your face’ Mahinda & Co in power when the UN Investigatory Report on War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity is to be tabled in March. It would have exposed the Sinhala Nation’s true colours to the World’s Humanity. This naked exposure would have been very detrimental to the very intention of the ruling elite of Sri Lanka to make Sri Lanka the “Sinhala Buddhist Nation”. All along the so-called anarchy and mayhem in SriLanka is well under the control of the political elite and the policy makers of SriLanka and the recent election manifestation is them pulling the horse rope before the horse is bolted. They know if they didn’t play this game well Tamil Question will be gauged accurately by the world’s Humanity to its rude awakening. This is ‘artful dodger’ at his best. The so called ‘Revolution by Ballots’ is not stunning or a jaw dropping moment. I am horrifyingly mystified by the inability of the Tamil intelligentsia to assess this risk and articulate it to the world community instead of participating in its own destruction by giving a picture that all is well.
    For the first time in the Tamil History the Tamil Nation has thrown its arms in desperation and cried for ‘HELP’ from the international community by passing a recent resolution with the claim of ‘Genocide’ in the Northern Provincial Council. I interpret this as the last gasp from a Nation that is left to face a slow agonising death. In simple terms it is akin to “Battered Woman’s Syndrome’ where the woman is unable to and has no avenues to express her fear for her life in the hands of her husband who can take control over her at any moment at his will and commit a gruesome murder. Vanni massacre is testimony for this.It is my sincere hope that world’s humanity will hear this feeble voice from a powerless people and act with urgency and responsibility even if it is not in the interest of Tamil Nation but for the wellbeing of humanity in total. As promised the report of the UN independent international investigation should be presented in March without delay and Sinhala Nation should be made to reconcile with itself of the horrifying facts of rape, disappearance and mass murder. Mangala Samaraweera should remember when on boasting about the rainbow revolution, Tamil participation and the inspirational story of power of the ballot, it is also that power of the ballot that enabled to pass the resolution in March 2014 at the UN and SriLanka should bow down to the willl of the world’s nations in similar spirit. He also should not forget the fact that it is the faith in the outcome of this report that made Tamils to go to the voting booths risking their lives. Will the Sinhala Nation ever understand what the Tamil Nation had gone through post-independence and stand-up to its own conscience before claiming moral ship in front of other nations?
    daya thevi

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      Mr Daya Thevi
      To be consistent with your action plan Tamil political masters must now start drawing up plans to physically move out Tamil speaking people from Sinhala areas into “Ealam”. The sooner you start implementing this the faster you arrive at your intended goal with minimum bloodshed. In fact after the war I expected TNA to initiate an organized effort to encourage Tamil speaking people to migrate into North and East. Honestly the day I observe such a tendency among Tamil speaking people living among the Sinhalese (particularly whose religion is Islam) I will give serious thoughts to Tamil “political” grievances (I am with them on all other grievances of my Tamil brothers). What I have seen so far is quite the contrary making me proud as a Sinhalese. This is similar to the hypocritical attitude of the Muslims throughout the world towards the Christian West and other non Muslim countries. Any thoughts Mr Daya?
      Soma

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        Soma

        “To be consistent with your action plan Tamil political masters must now start drawing up plans to physically move out Tamil speaking people from Sinhala areas into “Ealam”.”

        I hate to agree with you.

        If I may I would add kick them out this island back to their ancestral homeland in Tamilnadu and simultaneously kick the Sinhala speaking people back to Venga or South India.

        How soon can you start this evacuation?

        The Sinhala/Buddhist state had had accumulated enough experience since 1948.

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    Dayan you are working for ERA.

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    Sri Lanka was already ‘dismantled’ before the election – by the Rajapakse brand of State Terrorism.
    Now winds of democracy are blowing.
    DJ was so used to the former, that he cannot recognise the latter.

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    “I am not enough of an egoist and far too much of a political scientist…. “, says a ‘modest’ Dayan J!!!!!

    I’m sure that many of CT’s readers will have a completely different take on that one. The statement itself proves his swollen ego knows no bounds!

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    I am surprised this guy hasn’t joint hands with Wimal, Vasu, Dinesh and Gamanpila and pleading MR to back a joint smart patriotic alliance. DJ, do you think they were less smarter?. Go on open, rather than engaging on a shadow boxing DJ, if you are smarter and believed in majority of the majority have understood you fully and the smart patriotism. The four are desperate to have people like you in to their group, so why don’t you join, and if you win an electorate, that will be the yard stick to see if you are really smarter than even Wimal Buruwa. The four are fiery talkers as Malinda writes, you are a fiery bluff writer, particularly of late, there is synergies, why not joint hands, just a thought.

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    I just read with trepidation of a plan by Arjuna Ranatunga to dismantle the air force bases by the international airport. Such a move is utter lunacy for a sovereign nation.

    In the US most of the airports are still functioning within air force bases – some in function since the US Civil War. There is a reason for that – the first place that enemies attack is the air ports – remember Iraq? Syria? The coalition attacked the air ports first.

    What ever your views on the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka and the plans of the government to solve/perpetuate it, dismantling a sovereign nation’s air defense capacity is suicide!

    Is the new government handing the country to her enemies on a silver platter?

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      I had a good laugh when I read this. America has had air ports since the American Civil War? You must be a product of Standardised education.

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    Have Dayan’s marbles been dismantled?

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      Cobblers Awls, has gone into Regression mode.

      When will he ever learn?
      When will he ever learn?

      Boring, boring bookworm (^_^;;;).

      Sihala Banda the square mile access ??

      Get the Vermilingua quick quick, Oooo

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