29 October, 2021

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TNA – GTF London Meeting To Enhance Confidence Building Measures: Joint Statement

“The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) continued their informal dialogue over the last two days in London with various stakeholders to enhance confidence building measures between all communities within and outside Sri Lanka.” say TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran and GTF spokesperson Suren Surendiran

Mangala Samaraweera -Minister of External Affairs

Mangala Samaraweera -Minister of External Affairs

Issuing a joint statement today they said; “The Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Mangala Samaraweera was also present.”

“The need for constructive engagement by the Sri Lankan Diaspora was discussed, including the needs of displaced people. It was agreed that a further meeting will be called to present the requirements to various High Commissioners and Ambassadors based in Sri Lanka, with the aim to raise funds for housing of over two thousand families in these newly released lands.

“The release of prisoners held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) in the light of the review by the Ministry of Justice was also discussed. The TNA and the GTF further raised the issue of listing of Diaspora organisations and individuals by the previous Government.

“Ideas of ways in which the Sri Lankan Diaspora could assist by bringing its exceptional capacity and capabilities were explored.”

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  • 22
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    Good initiative but as a first step the killer army should leave North and east. Next MR and co have to return all the Gold and wealth stolen from poor Tamils. Anti social elements like Duglus to be locked away and the rest…..

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      Pray to God Praba, he might DHL some cyanide capsules to ease the pain!!!

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      Killer army? How about showing just a little bit of respect for those that defend our country? Whatever your politics these young people are all painted with the same brush by the people. They would die for all citizens regardless of creed yet so many of us have no appreciation for what they do.

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        Rajan

        “They would die for all citizens regardless of creed yet so many of us have no appreciation for what they do.”

        You are not kidding are you?

        Seriously, when Hindian IPKF invaded, occupied and continued to commit war crimes in the North East for about 30 months why didn’t they die for the citizens of the North East?

        What appreciation do you expect for what they did from 5th April 1971 to as recently as in 2013?

        Actually they are too happy to kill, rape, torture, steal, …. all citizens regardless of creed. If the history didn’t teach you anything over the past 44 years, nothing will.

        War criminals are war criminals are war criminals.

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          I think I have stated this many times. I know it is hard for you to stomach.

          When your Hindian army came you were dancing and welcomed them with garlands. So dont cry now if they raped your women. There was a pact between india and SL and why should SL fight with Hindian army when we aleady had a pact?

          Why should we fight with Hindian army when they were massacring the LTTE?

          I am pretty sure our guys enjoyed watching Hindians and LTTE kill each other.

          And yes we are thankful to our army for what they did in 1971…It is them who protected our nation against all enemies and destabilizing proxys.

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      Senthil you deserve a brand new capsule of cyanide inject to the body from your backside! People like you are a curse to this country. Wish you were there in the Mulliwaikkal along with VP during the last last phase of bloody terrorist war!

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        max Moron

        “People like you are a curse to this country.”

        Do you think people like you are a blessing to this country?

  • 16
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    Was any Sinhala Disapora Organisation present? How is it possible to build confidence without the represenation form Sinhala organisation within and without the country?

  • 18
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    This is a good step, if we don’t talk the true motives will never be exposed, when they are exposed the related parties will have to stick with them. So by engaging them we will get to know what their plans.

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      Good move.

      Over the last30 years, while the Sinhalas and Tamils were at war, the Islamits gain ascendancy in our country. They bought the properties of all the Tamils who left Wellawatta and all the Sinhalas who emigrated from bambalapitiya and Kollupitiya. They also entered unis and produced more women wearing the black headgear.

      Now the country needs to be reclaimed by the Sinhalas and Tamils. We do not need the violent Wahabism and Islamism in our contry. Things need to be normalised soon.

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        Boom Boom

        “They also entered unis and produced more women wearing the black headgear.”

        Why does women wearing head gear bother you? What should bother you is when women do not wear any clothes to cover their vital organs.

        Are you going to tell every women in this as to how they dress and what they can wear or cannot wear?

        “Now the country needs to be reclaimed by the Sinhalas and Tamils.”

        Actually the country should be reclaimed from bigots like you.

        “We do not need the violent Wahabism and Islamism in our contry. “

        Of course we do not need violent Wahabism and Islamism as we have had enough of Tigerism, Lionism, Sinhala/Buddhism, Tamil/Saivaism, ………..

        “Things need to be normalised soon.”

        Only if you let it to be.

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          yes we know.

          Islamists masquerade in many diverse forms. Hakim, Bathiurde, Mustapha, Fawzi and zillion other Islamists hung on to Rajapakse like leeches until he was in power. Gained everything they could from him. Mustapha’s father engineered, with MI6 the Yahapalana bullshit.

          Maaru Sira and Don Juan then promised them “self governing caliphate” in Kilinochhci and they swarmed towards the two power hungry mongrels.

          Will tell you one thing. You can never be a Veddah, native or not. [Edited out]. We know.

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      B B,

      Doesn’t that make the Muslims the smarter of the lot ? but its not like that u have a meaningless arguments which reflects your racist mind. Sri Lanka as county suffered due to war, yes some did benefit so did millions of Tamils who went on to to settle in the west in pretext of war.

      NV has given u a fitting reply. I quote “Actually the country should be reclaimed from bigots like you.”

  • 7
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    Does the parliament know this? Does Maithree know this? Does the cabinet know this? Is this part of the promises they made in their 100 day plan?

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      You don’t need hide this from anyone? Mahinda & Co may think they can use this to create violence against Tamils. Reconciliation is recommended by the Mahinda appointed LLRC to UN. It is Mahinda promised to go beyond 13+, not Maithiri or Ranil but failed to act on his promises. His only motive was power to his Family only and create the Nation as a failed state in terms of law, order, justice, peace and unite the people. His cabinets contained only murderers and drug smugglers.

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        reconciliation is with the people in SL not with terrorists and their funders

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          sach

          “reconciliation is with the people in SL not with terrorists and their funders”

          Too late, you should have asked MR when he funded the psychopath VP and supported JVP terrorists.

          • 5
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            That is fine…killing them is a must…step 1 in reconciliation

        • 0
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          You are right. Mahinda Rajapakse & Co, Wimal weerawanse should be in jail for involved in JVP terrorism which killed 60000 Sinhalese by Gotapaya.

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            They did the right thing to crush JVP..we dont cry for terrorists like you

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              How come terrorist Mahinda become president and hard core terrorist Weerawanse become a minister?
              We don’t cry for terrorists. We cry for rights of the people.We cry for those who were victims of state terrorists.

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                Victims of state terrorists is a bogus claim. We are fully capable to identify who you really are. MR is not a terrorist and Weeraswansha isnt.

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      sach choooooo

      “Does the parliament know this?”

      Did MR inform the parliament before or after bribing VP?

      Did Gota inform parliament that he was running a white van fleet to lift his perceived enemies?

      Did MR inform the parliament that he was siphoning the state coffer.

      ………….

      ……………

      Stupid as stupid does

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        Why should a candidate inform his plans to cabinet idiot? Did MY3 reveal his plans before he jumped the ship?

        No problem in MR bribing that terrorist as long as he killed him like an animal

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          My3 and people of Srilanka rightly sent terrorist Mahinda & Co home. This is the lesson for those terrorists who violate law of the humanity. Bribe is wrong even if you are head of Animals.

  • 2
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    Who is fooling whom ????

  • 0
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    Mans inhumanity to mankind has taken all forms throughout history and has repeated and in some cases with greater intensity and seems never ending. All the international fora and their continuous discussions however their sincere, and a few insincere, intentions has in a sense failed.

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    sach,

    The present parliament is to go through deep cleaning before discussing any constructive maters. More than half the present members in the parliament are MR’s people who looted the country left and right, to be replaced with energetic genuine youths. It is harder to change corrupted people and there is no scarcity for good people in our country. If we do not correct ourselves, some one else from outside will do that job – will be a great shame to us. MR have to go quieter or face war crime, there is no other option to him. Sinhala Buddhist will not prop up him for ever. One time king how enjoyed killing Tamils will become mental.

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      I hoped MR enjoyed killing tamils as much as Prabha did. And we will fill the parliament with MR’s people again. NON SLns need not worry

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        sach choooooooooo

        “And we will fill the parliament with MR’s people again. NON SLns need not worry”

        Its a fantastic idea. Why didn’t others think about it.

        Self-deception is the quickest way to self destruction.

        One should seriously consider your proposals if one would want this island to hid the bottom.

  • 6
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    Sach

    You have asked some pertinent questions.
    The Global Tamil Forum is an organisation
    that is banned through a gazette
    notification. Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Mangala Samaraweera endorsed this ban
    when he spoke to the media. He said such
    a ban should remain. How can he now go
    and talk to them. If this is correct,
    then he should talk to Tamileelam Government
    in Exile of Rudrakumaran.

    There is something shady happening. Is Ranil
    Wickremesinghe working another backroom deal
    with the diaspora. He is famous for those
    secret deals where he will sell anyone.

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      Ravindra Buddhadasa

      “There is something shady happening.”

      Probably in your paranoid head.

    • 1
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      Without mentioning TAMILS or DIASPORA no politics ….he he he this is the scene since 1948..

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        Thambi ….you are like a frog in the well ha ha ha

    • 4
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      yes that is what is happening RW is famous for backdoor deals and also being the loser in such deals.

  • 3
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    Its happening through a parliament that is within the parliament.
    Today, there are many stake holders for the present government.
    Each stake holder has its own Master.

    Sira or no Sira, these stake holders listen to their Master’s Voice and act.

    The stakeholders are acting though they have received an absolute mandate. WONDER what they do and to the extent they will go if they had infact received an ABSOLUTE mandate???

    Maybe these stakeholders will visit heavens unannounced to hold talks with the Almighty.

  • 10
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    How do we know that this man, Suren Surenthiran represents the diaspora? Was he elected by the diaspora?

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    If this was a meeting between the GoSL and the TNA involving any other international parties is justified.

    How come only GTF and the unknown Norwegian group got involved. GTF is pathetically a weak organisation with four to five functionaries without wider network. Feeble Fr Emmanual is used like a slave in his prime age.

    What made TNA to engage only with LTTE front GTF. There are many other active Tamil groups and individuals who have made very positive contributions. Did GTF make any effort to get wider consensus by engaging with the moderate voices before engaging in this important meeting.

    I watched the joint TV discussion of Sumanthiran, Surendran and Ramesh. What they said in the discussion and their joint statement is contradicting. They said they are going to talk only about development in the war affected Tamil areas. But their press release says so many other matters were discussed. They must be hiding many other things they discussed in the meeting. They think Tamil Diaspora mass is an ass.

    Engaging Eric Solheim at this time is a dangerous effort. Does Maithiri and Ranil are party to this? Mahinda can take both of them to task with this news.

    Sumanthiran stayed in 5 star Hilton and flew to London and returned in the first class. Where was his wisdom to negotiate with the sponsoring Swiss NGO to provide Economy class and stay with relatives or friends or even a cheaper hotel and pay the difference of the benefit to the very needy people whom he represents?

    Any future meeting of this nature must be held with wider consensus. Suren is not the lap dog of Mangala and Sumanthiran. He must come under public scrutiny. He is trying to hold the carte blanch by undertaking secret meetings of this nature thus testing the intelligence of the Tamil community.

    I am disgusted and TNA too must answer to the Tamil community in a public way about its misdeeds on this matter.

    Any more honeymooning of this nature will lead to wider protests and demonstrations. And also critical public campaign.

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      Kumar – Wish the Tamil people teach a lesson to TNA in the forth coming
      election as it was quite unnecessary and uncalled for Mr. Sumanthiran to have taken part in these meetings with the so called Tamil diaspora,
      while there are pressing problems, the Tamils are facing locally,which needs the attention of TNA and be well aware of the ground situation.
      This was the topic MR and clan lambasted in meetings in the last election as if the Ltte was at their door step and Govt./TNA has brought it up again foolishly.
      While Mono Ganesan’s TPA and Mr.Hakkim’s SLMC are hammering it out with threat of law suites against the govt.on matters concerning the electoral reforms, where as the new formula will reduce seats for the minorities, TNA had taken wings to London and was at talks with the Diaspora and the foreign minister and the Tamils are completely clueless as to what was the urgency to talk to diaspora at this crucial
      time for the minorities. Are the Tamils again taken for a ride ? Even
      if Tamils electorates were safe in N/E and not affected,Mr. Sumanthiran
      being a constitutional lawyer, should have remained with the other minority parties and assisted them because N/E Tamils need their cooperation at all times. Even if TNA was invited to participate in the talks with diaspora, with perks attached, Mr. Sumanthiran should not have attended the meetings without the explicit approval of the exec.committee of TNA. Has TNA handed the leadership to Diaspora, overseas ?.This is not the 1st time Mr.Sampanthan had taken unilateral decisions without consulting the exco. and many decisions were taken in secrecy, while the people tolerated due to his age and sincerity.

      The election is around the corner and TNA will have to watch out as people expected a sweep in N/E by them but situation is different now as TNA maintains silence in all matters affecting the Tamils. Only the President comes from a rural background but the rest of the cabinet,
      including some from TNA come from the elite club and they do not listen
      and respect the people’s wish and God knows what will be the result of
      the election and if TNA hands the Tamils back to the vultures again,
      they will be in deep trouble.

      MR will be laughing his guts out and say “did I not say so, that Ltte is alive’ and communal songs will be sung and the gullible people will believe and support him. Govt.and TNA does not know what the priori-
      ties they should look into immediately and what priorities that could be taken at different times. They may have to pay the price for their negligence or immaturity.

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    How about the removal of the 150,000 army from Vali North. Mr.Sumanthiran at a TV discussion, when asked about the Armed forces occupying Vali North, he changed the subject to the”New occupation of private lands by the Army”. Give priority to the immediate demands of the Tamils in the North which is the removal of the army from Vali North and resettle the owners of those lands. When the land grab is not dealt with immediately a major portion of the land in the North would be lost and the 125,000 Tamil people who owns those lands cannot be resettled and already they are homeless.

    Building houses , someone is going to make money out of this venture. I ask Mr.Sumanthiran, to be honest and sincere and not to come out with rigmaroles in the name of the Tamil people.

  • 0
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    My elders tell me that our resident expert the one and only hero K A Sumanasekra has taken wing to London for the meeting as he is representing the Wellala interests from the GTF side

  • 4
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    Suren Surendran with his hind quarters crossed and the head up, is in a typical Tiger pose, pardon the pun..

    TNA Abraham looks a bit confused while the moderator/ main actor was at the lectern.

    Ponil’s special emissary, our lovely FM Samare wasn’t there to be seen.

    Our inhabitants, including the Wahabis who signed the Singapore Deal with Surendran, who still remember the Tiger atrocities can breath a sigh of relief that our Medumulanay Baiya didn’t bend over to Milliband and Kurcher in Hambantota.

    Otherwise Suren surendran and Abrham Sumnathrian will be discussing the future of Srilanka with the Elite, Anglican Regime of Ponil under the auspices of the great Mr Pirahaparan in London.

    It could have been a “London Declaration”…Right.

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    P. Lover poses a very pertinent question which is whether the GTF represent Vellalas?

    I always thought GTF was all Vellala.

    And it was proved beyond doubt when I saw Suren Surendran sitting with the majestic look of a wheeler dealer cum king maker.

    And Vellala Abraham looking a bit blank ,

    Has the GTF gobbled up the TNA?.

    Is the TPA , Ponil’s ploy to put some wind up the Vellala Sambandan?.

    Put it simply, Singapore Declaration ( un announced of course as the un Elected PM ) detached the great majority of the inhabitant population from the Elite, Anglicans and the Vellalas.

    Did it do the same for the great majority of the Tamil inhabitants , who are not really Vellalas. although the TNA hijacked their agenda after Pirahaparan.

    Suren may have been a Pira supporter prior to Nanthikadal.

    But he doesn’t look like a Pira soldier.

    Diaspora like our inhabitants in Lanka are divided between the Dalits and Elites.

    All you need is to ask the immigrants who work in manual jobs right across Europe and America and Australia.

    Are they really interested in rich Diaspora bringing in money to invest and get Mahendran type returns?.

    Isn’t that Suren Surendran and Sumanthiran and Samraweeran declared in their joint communique, although not in the same words?.

    Wonder whether Venerable Rathne and Abiththaya Champakaya are too busy trying to find a spot on the JVP ticket or the TPA ticket.

    Because TNA and SLMC do not give nominations to Sinhalese let alone a Saffron Clad one…Am I right….

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      Sumanasekera,

      You are finding way too many Vellala. Please note that we are almost an endangered species in Jaffna. There are different kinds of Vellala and many wannabee Vellalas.

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    K.A Sumanasekera

    “Because TNA and SLMC do not give nominations to Sinhalese let alone a Saffron Clad one…Am I right….”

    Not right you stupid man.

    In 2010 (TNA) nominated Podiappuhamy Piyasena to contest from Ampara parliamentary electorate. He won the seat with 11,139 votes.

    Immediately after winning the seat he crossed over to SLFP and remains an MP.

    Will you fact check before you start blubbering.

    Now that you are caught saying very very stupid things, start walking sideways (crab walk).

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      Dear Native,

      My Elders tell me this Appuhamy was married to a high caste Vellala?.

      wonder whether she is still with him?…

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        K.A Sumanasekera

        “wonder whether she is still with him?… “

        So you too want to remarry her?

        “My Elders tell me this Appuhamy was married to a high caste Vellala?.”

        Is Podiappuhamy Piyasena a Tamil, Sinhalese, Sinhala/Buddhist, Tamil/Saivaite, Christian, Muslim, ……….. Vellala, Radala, Karava, ……… or Koviar?

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    Opposition to meeting in SL builds up.

    RANIL’S PANIC ATTACK

    Details Created on Monday, 08 June 2015 10:10 Category: General

    RANIL MANGALA SUMANTHIRANIt is reported that Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is furious Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera partook in a meeting involving GTF’s Suren Surendiran, TNA MP MA Sumanthiran, a representative

    of former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge, and Norwegian facilitator Erik Solheim.

    GTF is a banned organisation in Sri Lanka, but the participation of Erik Solheim seems to have irked him. Solheim has levelled allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Rajapakse regime during its conduct of the final stages of Sri Lanka’s civil war. Furthermore, he has been a witness and provided evidence to the OISL inquiry conducted by the UNHRC.

    Wickremesinghe is fearful that Rajapakse could exploit this meeting to politically firm up support among Sinhala voters that could prove extremely damaging during the upcoming parliamentary elections.

    Sources also say NPC chief Wigneswaran is also displeased and so are many TNA provincial councillors. President Sirisena is reported to be also against it.

    On a separate note, many have also raised questions about the jet set nature and star rated lodgings of the GTF/TNA/Mangala pow wows in Singapore. The bill is picked up by the Swiss Foreign government. Given the huge outlays involved many have posed the question whether such an extravagance is appropriate when Sri Lanka’s civil war victims struggle each day to obtain clean drinking water and scrape together one square meal. Most take the view that monies squandered on these meetings are better put to use helping the still suffering 80,000 war widows.

    By Dutugemunu

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    I honestly don’t see why we should do anything to please the needs of the GTF whatsoever. Perhaps the TNA but more importantly the people of Sri Lanka, the people that reside in the country. This undue influence of people who do not even live in Sri Lanka yet hold so much power in how our country is perceived overseas is quite dangerous in a democracy.

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    This [Edited out] traitor should be detained as soon as when he go back to SL. This GTF terrorist group is a banned organization in SL, any sort of collaboration with such a terrorist group is a criminal offence. What is the f point of discussing SL’s internal matters with these f terrorist groups, and who gave the authority this pimp to have such talks, everybody should held accountable for over stepping country’s legal system and rule of law. Sinhalese should demand from this traitor to give all the information about this secretive talks with this terrorist group.

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    TNA Abraham flew all the to London lying on his back in the Sleeper Class aka First Class..

    Solheim’run Swiss NGO picked the Tab , according to the Tamilnet.

    Suren Surendran could have easily paid for it, with his loyal vellalas who pump 20 Billion in to the British economy, according their own Diaspora mouth pieces..

    I mean these Billions are not the LKRs which the Singapore Diasporean Mahendran is handling.

    May be Abraham didn’t want to burden Surendran with both his and his buddy Samare’s expenses.

    Does Samare travel cattle class when our Taxpayers pick the Tab?..

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    [Edited out] apparently is pissed off that his buddy Samare held a summit with British Tiger outfit boss Surendran’

    This is according to Mr Gnanakoon who seems really up to speed with Diaspora maneuverings..

    Wonder whether Ponil is crossed about Samare going against the Russians at the UN and giving Srilankan blessings to same Sex Marriages for his Western mates.

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    Rajan,

    Am I really missing some important news. Army defended our country from which country. When India dropped food without their permission, did they defended the country. Army have to defend its citizens not kill them with the weapons bought on tax payers money – they have to earn respect not steal their livings. Army can not mingle with people, they have to be removed from North and East – North and East people never asked them to stay there.

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      You are right they never asked but there actions warranted … remember a dog called Praba and his family was giving cyanide capsules to young adults, recruiting child solders and living like kings while the innocent tamils were suffering. Just received a call, it seems your god and his family are in hell roasting…ha ha ha …..please pray for the souls!!!

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    They did die for and onbehalf of all citizens. The result is the freedom all citizens enjoy today.

    Oooooooppppps!!!!!!!!!!! That London thingy, FM Samare forgot to take along with him that bigot Jayantha Wiks who was present with him at the S’pore meeting the same team.

    giving Srilankan blessings to same Sex Marriages for his Western mates. !!!! This is creating ripples at 5th Lane. The other maithree may want to now give away ranil in marriage to absolve herself from the bondage.

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    This is all good! But keep the Army intact in the north so that these same fellows who supported the LTTE won’t turn their back to us and start another war! We have to be mindful about that! The nothern tamils should be agreeable to that too as they now have peace! They too do not want another war dragging in to decades!

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    Are DJ’s warnings coming true?

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      paul

      “Are DJ’s warnings coming true?”

      What was his warning again?

      The End is Nigh – according to doomsayer. Many readers of CT recognised him as a person who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia.

      I doubt there is any cure for him.

      Is he awaiting for the second coming of MR?

      According to Dayan’s messianic prophecies, found in his canonical gospels

      “He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. … We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.” -Nicene Creed

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        NV is struggling hard to whitewash Mangala….he is scared Sinhala readers will ultimately see what is happening

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    Why TNA wasting time on the Diaspora land? “Karai Irulai Neekka Karathaatulakin Nerai Irulai Neekume Ninru.” Does TNA is working on the promise it gave on the last NPC election? Will it go back to people and explain its current position that how much it has moved away from NPC election time’s Internal Self Determination?

    Suren is not an elected person whether in Diaspora land or in mother land. Would Suren be ready to stand at least in the mother and see what the people wants? Sumanthiran will be trying his luck. Nobody can say if Sampanthar can hold on his seat. They should be people conscious and saves the seats for the shake of keeping the TNA’s unity. After that, waste time on building confidence on the most fraudulent Sinhala Intellectuals’ governments in Lankave like Old Royals New Royals. That is really a funny plus foolish action.

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    There is really no worries about this TNA-Mangala- meeting this very small GTF group. But they give the wrong impression to the Sinhalese and the IC that they have legitimacy to represent the diaspora Tamils by dragging TNA into this mess.

    Why TNA did this is a little puzzling and Tamils demand an explanation. After all TNA has been voted as representatives of the Tamils in Parliament and NPC. Sirisena is President today because of the Tamils and their votes.

    Tamils also assisted in obtaining international funds which even he does not know WTF happened as he was not hands on b4 the elections and when he was nominated as a common candidate which he never campaigned for around the 22nd of November 2014. (Cannot discussed this subject in this forum)… Even Mangala was clueless.

    GTF and TGTE are fooling the Tamils and the IC about their contribution and don’t forget both parties wanted Rajapakse as President. They wanted Tamil voters to boycott the Presidential elections this January. That is their degree of stupidity.

    Donald J Gnanakone
    Tamils For Justice.

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      Donald,

      Who cares about the GTF, TGTE, TFJ etc when apparently the TNA is now our sole representative?

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        May be true.

        Then why is the FM and TNA flying to London to meet them?

        Why does the FM want a festival for the diaspora in December?

        Even Sinhalese in UK are complaining that they were no met. lol.

        We Tamils have NO Problem if Mangala goes and meets Sinhalese, Burgers and Muslims. GOSL needs to do 1000% more in the North, East and Up Country…

        Donald Gnanakone
        Tamils For Justice.

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    There cannot be any role for the Tamil Diaspora in finding a solution to whatevtor problems that may exist for the Tamils living in Sri Lanka. There is no need to engage the Tamil Diaspora for anything.

    These are a bunch of people who left Sri Lanka long time ago and settled down in western countries. If they want to come back to Sri Lanka they can all come back and resume their Sri Lankan citizenship. The door has now been opened by this government for them to apply for resumption of their lost Sri Lankan citizenship. If they think they are Sri Lankans it is now time for them to return to Sri Lanka and contribute whatever they can to their motherland.

    The problem is that most of those behind GTF London and various other Tamil Diaspora organisations are anti-Sri Lanka and they are all anti-nationals. They will never think of coming back to Sri Lanka but will do all what they can to destablise Sri Lanka. This is what they had been doing in the past by running after the British, Canadian and US leaders and asking them to interfere in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka.

    This backdoor TNA MP Sumanthiran is after GTF and other such Tamil Diaspora organisations perhaps because he needs funds to fight an election in Jaffna and to enter Parliament through the front door. This man Mangala Samaraweera may also be in need of election funds. They are cash cows. These pro-LTTE Tamil Diaspora organisations reportedly pump money to the likes of Vaiko, Nedumaran, Thirumavalavan and Seeman to engage in pro-LTTE propaganda in Tamil Nadu. These Tamil Nadu political jokers are now blowing out of proportion the removal of Prapaharan’s statute installed by some unknown character in an unknown village in Tamil Nadu for the sake of money boxes from the Tamil Diaspora.

    GTF and all other Tamil Diaspora organisations have always been supportive of LTTE and most of them are in fact LTTE front organisations. That was the reason why most of these organisations were banned by the Mahinda government.

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    So it wasn’t Suren Surendran who lent the money for Sira ‘s Presidential campaign..

    With the British Tamils pumping 20 Billion pounds in to the English Economy each year, I thought Suren Could have got enough, just from a hat collection from the Vellala Diaspora?.

    Thanks Donald…

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      Attn: K A S

      Theoretically the funds are possible.
      The Tamil diaspora still sends 3.5 Billion dollars as inward remittances into Sri Lanka via SL Banks.

      What comes in unofficially is different.

      However GTF or Suren did not send a Dollar to the Siri-Chandrika- or Ranil campaign.
      Nor did any of the British diaspora offer any cash when Ranil was in London or through other sources to the UNP…

      Donald Gnanakone
      Tamils For Justice.

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        Donald J Gnanakone

        “The Tamil diaspora still sends 3.5 Billion dollars as inward remittances into Sri Lanka via SL Banks.”

        Could we have some evidence.

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          Both the Governor Central Bank Arjuna Mahendran, FM Ravi Karunanayake has the evidence. I am asking them personally, to release such details. They are hiding it and saying the 7 Billion inwards remittances are from Middle East workers.

          Even Deputy Minister Harsha De Silva, who is in charge of the CB under Prime Minister Ranil has refused to release any details…

          So they are no different from the Rajapakses on this subject…

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            Donald J Gnanakone

            Is it possible to identify remittances from Tamil Diaspora from rest of the people?

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              Yes it is possible.

              All what I have asked the UNP 100 times in the past 1 year is release the numbers either country wise or region wise of the 7 Billion dollars that are inward remittances.

              Then the numbers can be worked out.

              Why does the GOSL deny such basic and simple information and you call the CB Governor a Tamil? Disgraceful.

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                Donald J Gnanakone

                “Then the numbers can be worked out.”

                I doubt it.

                It all depends how the source data is entered in the system.

                “Why does the GOSL deny such basic and simple information and you call the CB Governor a Tamil? Disgraceful.”

                Do you think CB governor himself enters the transaction into the computer?

                The software may not have the capability/facility to further analyse the remittances into various categories, and provide meaningful reports.

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                  Native Vedda and Donald,

                  ”The software may not have the capability/facility to further analyse the remittances into various categories, and provide meaningful reports.”

                  What I know about SWIFT& telegraphic transfer is that they record the names of the sender, receiver, amount, currency and the banks involved. Finding out from where the money comes from should be easy but finding out who belong to the Tamil diaspora would mean analyzing the names of the sender and receiver. I do not believe that anybody at the moment is analyzing the names.

                  What do you think?

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        Since you cannot any evidence whatsoever, the claim is false, a lie in other words.

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    Confidence building between the perpetrators of genocide and the victims? Not a word about justice. Not a word about punishing the war criminals. Not a word about independent international investigation. Why this opaque mode of talks. Is not Mangala Samaraweera, on behalf of the My3 regime, hell-bent on averting an international investigation? Are our Tamil leaders too naive not to see through the Ranil game of cheating the Tamil people of what they have gained in the hard-fought struggle for remedial justice? Something is rotten in the kingdom, beware!
    Thank you,
    THIAGU

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