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TNA; ‘Paddy & The Paddy Husk’

By S. Sivathasan

S. Sivathasan

S. Sivathasan

Reference is to the developing schism, which is now a yawning chasm in the TNA. The split is real and earth slip is next.

As a political alternative to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the Tamil Peoples Council (TPC) was launched in Jaffna on Saturday, 19, December, 2015. Justice C. V. Wigneswaran, CM of Northern Provincial Council, is the chief person among three co-chairs. The above news having a wide reach, stunned the Tamils. The following article is an immediate response to it”.

A grain of rice is well ensconced in a husk of paddy. Once separated there is no germination even when both are put together. Bringing them again is of no avail is the undisclosed moral. This is the wisdom of Auvaiyaar the Tamil poetess. She has shared it for posterity with an inimitable simile of rice and husk. “Even a person of great ability cannot succeed when not supported by capable assistants”. Who is what, readership can discern. How it may develop can be waited for.

“Only God can save the Tamils”. So said SJV Chelvanayagam soon after results were announced in the General Election of May 1970. Since then on every occasion that came my way, I have said “Not even God can save the Tamils”. It was always received as of good humour. No; I was dead serious. Now we see “The God That Failed”. From age 10, I have heard ad nauseam, ‘Tamils are not united’. Yes; Jews too were never one. The holocaust also failed to make them whole. One can read the early history of Israel from 1948. The Reparations payment of Chancellor Adenauer was spurned with street fights and Begin in the lead. We will do the same with whatever is on offer, now with credible people on both sides among Tamils. When such a stance ceases to be taken mechanically, there is a chance for new ground to be plumbed.

When issues arise among the Tamils, either personal or political, how are they striven to be resolved? Through the pedestrian and hackneyed device of splintering. This has been so from 1949 through yesterday, though the first one had a sound ideological base. The last act of forming the Tamil Paeravai at this point of time, seems the unkindest cut of all upon the Tamil body politic. United effort seemed to be coming about and yet its consummation got dashed.

Was the eruption sudden? My conjecture was and which has strengthened now is that origins are traceable to the PC MANIFESTO, which was an inept and more a manipulated fiasco. A historic document was anticipated. What came out was a washout and feathers were ruffled when CM came out in poor shape. If my information is correct, not without reason were sensitivities ruptured and have remained so. The space is 30 months which is quite long. Time is not far when truth will be out.

While accepting this harsh reality of the Tamils never solidifying into a single entity or coalescing with any other formation, what next? Abandoning unity, precious, mythical or mystical; where to begin and how?

When the searchlight is thrown within, our infirmities centred around self will seem to abound. Burning them all, our concerns have to encompass the weakest in material wellbeing and the poorest in educational pursuits. Taking just these two areas amongst a myriad avocations, will time or energy be left to engage mere names that are labels for political vacuity? Needy hands are countless and opportunities aplenty. Yet self-satisfying political tirades are on parade. Truth will be out on 31st December, whether millions or billions were lying unutilized in the North.

Far too many hands have reached the central throat to squeeze out accountability on very many issues. Is it not the responsibility of the Northern leadership to shift the people’s concerns to matters more mundane? Creating more fields of labour, widening areas of investment, land back in the hands of the dispossessed, trawlers to fishermen, adequate placement in universities and positions of value in state and semi-state institutions; to name just a few.

Many have expressed their forlornness and anguish at the inordinate amount of energy spent on: Self-Determination, Sovereignty, War Crimes and Accountability. By all means they can be done when alleviation of the most affected proceeds apace. The formations wasting the energy of PC personnel we tended to believe were mere acronyms making unwanted noise. No; today they are given a place in higher counsels. Did the people defeat them to be picked up and elevated by those who won? When the occasion would arise for a mandate to be obtained, one doesn’t know. Such a vote will be the stamp of endorsement.

The need that is paramount and immediate is to search for, identify, select, persuade and knit together men and women known for single mindedness. People who will plot the points on the road map most clearly and to move forward. Evolving society leaders who are so steadfast that none can take them to waywardly nooks. Whoever treads along sure unconventional paths and yet towards the promised land will win the day. As early as in 4 to 5 months the day of reckoning may come. Let the endorsement be won the democratic way; TNA or TPC. The choice for the Tamils is Tamil National Alliance or Tamil Peoples Council. Future lies on the political vibrancy of the Tamil people.

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    IS this new fight Hindu leadership against Christian Leadership ?

    Is Sambanthan christian Too ?

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      “”From age 10, I have heard ad nauseam, ‘Tamils are not united’. Yes; Jews too were never one. The holocaust also failed to make them whole. One can read the early history of Israel from 1948. “

      The Jews are a worldwide culture and they have been hounded. But Northern Tamils belong to a small village – like you worked in a village and think the world is yours. Moron, go read Aesop’s fables as they are valid till AD 4000!!

      You northern Tamils are midgets in number compared to the world of Tamils who do not share your Gun Trotting views right from the word go.
      You are like the muslim worldwide:
      Northern Tamils (NT’s) cannot and will not change.
      The way NT’s live and think.
      No matter what country NT’s move into.
      NT’s see themselves above the country they move into.
      No wonder you love and respect Lankan Muslims.

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    People in despair were queuing up, in front of the Lord. He receives them each, one at a time, listens to their concerns, and dismisses them, with his well thought out prognoses.

    For sake of brevity, permit me to draw your attention to just 3 of those prognoses, in order of gravity.

    * My son, Of cause you are anxious. But, you are not alone. Believe me, your concerns will cease soon.

    * My son, I sympathize with you. Don’t lose hope. Your concerns will be fully resolved during your life time.

    * My son, I really do not know how to console you. I am afraid that I do not see a way out of your problems, during MY life time!

    PS: I imagine that you now know where Tamils belong.

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    Mr.Sivathasan,

    The formation of the Tamil Makkal Peravai ( Tamil People’s Grand Assembly) has not caused any anguish as far as I can see, here in Jaffna. With 15-30 people in attendance it was not a grand assembly either. CVW has been a great disappointment to the Tamils here and has no meaningful following. If he stands for elections he will be stunned at the votes he will receive. The others who have participated in the mini-gathering are also political discards and insignificant figures. The Nallai Atheenam chief , attends any function he is invited to, including those of the army, the CM blames for everything including his failures. He is also a minor player in Jaffna society.

    We should see facts as they are and not make much ado about a couple of zilchs. The prolonged turmoil war and the aftermath have made the Tamils here a hard headed people. They know and understand ground realities. The TPGA is only a blip on their screen and its formation demonstrates how divorced from the people and ground realities CVW is. He is being used and he is letting himself be used in his arrogance, naivette, ineptness and a shade of lunacy, in various permutations and combinations. A shame, considering the hopes the people reposed in him as a candidate promoted by the TNA, particularly Sambanthan and Sumanthiran!

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Agreed, RN

      All this shows is how overestimated the CM was. Few have those illusions now.

      Election losers, ex killers, ex profs still hurting at having lost the national list seat to sumanthiran ages ago and clerics without an iota of sense and medicos who are babes out of their fields are now his political company.

      Even more obscene is the hypocrisy of forming this group and then claiming this is not political.
      Reminiscent of the neutrality drama a few months ago.

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      Is something wrong with you Dr.Rajasingam. How do you assess Mr.Wigneshwaran’s performance in the Northern Provincial council. His powers are curtailed, money allocation for the Northern provincial council is distributed to the TNA MPs.The powers of the Northern Provincial council is reduced to nil. What can he do? Ranil wanted a split because of his displeasure with the Chief Minister and he had it with the support of Sambanthan, Sumanthiran and Mavai Senathirajah, the Trio rogues. As far as Tamil disunity is concerned, it needs no explanation because it is in the system of the Tamil Race and the reason for it is obvious and goes long long way back.

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        Sellam,

        Rajasingham’s philosophy of alignment seems to follow the parasitic principal.

        Apparently the five-year long post-mullaivaikal drum beating for MR resulted from Sagin/Gota funded feeding tubes, never mind Sagin/Gota intentions.

        This is m guess. Seems like Rajasingham’s loathing of CVW stems from CVW’s outright ignoring of Rajasingham’s pleas to establish a date-based (the edible type) one-man-kingdom, under the guise of solving the drinking water issues and promoting agriculture industrial development. What a pie-in-the sky initiative?!

        Desperation leads to desperate methods!!

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          “This is m guess. Seems like Rajasingham’s loathing of CVW stems from CVW’s outright ignoring of Rajasingham’s pleas to establish a date-based (the edible type) one-man-kingdom, under the guise of solving the drinking water issues and promoting agriculture industrial development. What a pie-in-the sky initiative?! “

          Your guess! Did any one tell you I proposed these to the CM and he knew enough to reject. You are constructing a story based on your guess work! Why don’t you identify the factors I have identified multiple times in CT and defend him with facts instead. This will definitely be of benefit to the Tamils and the world at large. Further, I myself may have chance to better understand what the CM has accomplished and be open to change my opinion of his performance as CM.

          Dr.RN

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            Rajasingham,

            CVW does not need my assistance in defending his performance. I am sure he is a “big-boy” who can and will defend himself, if he had the slightest notion that you may be worthy of a response!

            My concern is the snake-oil salesman ship of folks like you.

            Remember the days when you were equally confident of your “ground-realities” and asserted that MR was an honourable man and begged the Diaspora to refrain from remitting to family and friends and instead to remit to MR & GOTA? Would you really be happy if the Diaspora had heeded to your appeals?!

            Remember your moronic claim that your assertion of MR’s credibility resulted from your “super-human” faculty that you developed during the Vet Science degree dealing with dogs and hogs.

            My point is, you are under a whole heap of misguided confidence in your capability to assess ground realities – so, give it a rest without being a pain in every body’s neck!

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              At least I have developed the faculty to understand that dogs, hogs and every other creature in the animal kingdom are better than quite a number of humans.

              Dr.RN

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                then in that case why don’t you stick to the cow and help the Muslims with halal than show off mucking about with humans that need an environmental filter?

                we all know dogs have a sense of smell better than most domesticated animals.
                I don’t need a doctor to inform me of that.

                the vaccines are not developed by Vets.

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                Rajasingham,

                How did your super-faculty based assessment about ground-realities that “MR is an honourable man – he will put to good use any Diaspora remittences that are diverted to him, away from families and friends” work out?

                Why don’t you answer the question “Would you really be happy if the Diaspora had heeded to your appeals?!” — don’t have the cojonas to answer that??

                Stop your grand-standing, show remorse for your past blunders based on gross misconceptions and misplaced confidence about your own capabilities.

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                Rajasingham,

                I somehow missed your quip “dogs, hogs and every other creature in the animal kingdom are better than quite a number of humans.”- but, I must agree with you on that.

                For instance I would put into that pack of vile humans any Diaspora member who greedily gained even a shilling worth of material benefit (say, accept gifts, or free all-paid luxury vacations) at the cost of Sri Lanka tax payers as Rajapaksa’s schemed to influence them politically.

                Even more vile would be when that is at the expense of those destitute held behind barbed wires whom they pretentiously and ostensibly championed to protect!

                Would you agree? You are a “big boy.” You can answer that instead of either slithering away or invoking toothless street dogs pretending to be Rottweilers.

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                  A big Yes from a small old man.

                  Dr.RN

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                    Apology accepted on behalf of many.

                    Should not have taken two years of prodding – but, still I appreciate the sincere humility, even if belated!

                    Good luck and the best for the New Year.

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                    Yes Rajasingham, indeed you should feel small, very small, for what you did. I am relieved you finally recognized that and confessed how you feel now, in retrospect!

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                      Fat hopes! That was no apology. It was an ironical statement emphasizing that there was no moral turpitude on my part in the event you have been harping on maliciously for along time now. I am not under any obligation to explain details to you or the crowd you refer to. I heard what I had to hear and saw what had to see, because I was able to come to Sri Lanka as a member of a delegation, despite Tiger threats and intimidation. I know more than you or your kind because of that visit. I am convinced that it is not the visit that bothers you and your tribe, but what I saw and came to know as a result.

                      Further, I suggestion you ask your Tiger masters questions about the long Hilton holiday, helicopter rides, VIP lounge exit a do entry at the airport, Apollo hospital treatment, monies received and monies received. I remember Ranjan Wijeratne angrily saying that he will accommodate the tigers on the next occasion at the Saraswathy lodge! Also please question why those who were broken out of the Batticaloa jail have not been extradited, prosecuted and jailed yet! I also remember that the LTTE murdered Amirthalingam and Yogeswaran during the Hilton holiday.

                      Dr.RN

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                      Oh Rajasingham – lost your marbles, did you?

                      Why all this gibberish about who wanted to house whom at where. Any time you find yourself helplessly exposed, your now-too-obvious recourse is to jump and scream LTTE! What a shameless scumbag, a snake oil salesman, if there was one .

                      I asked you “is it not vile that a member of the Diaspora would accept material gifts from MR financed by the donations meant for the destitute, who you pretend to care for”? You replied in affirmation, and in the same sentence confessed what a “small man” (a lesser soul, if you must) you are and in addition threw in the pitiful senility excuse for your indulgence! How is that not an apology? What “ironical” statement are you talking about? Your emphasis was the confession of being ”small” (repeat ”lesser”) man, and the apology for senility on top of that. You were absolutely right on both counts.

                      Perhaps, you didn’t intend it that way, but I call that Providence – a higher power sustaining and guiding human destiny as appropriate!

                      Yes, indeed I had asked you many a time before to either confirm or deny having taken an all paid luxury trip funded by MR regime – and you had always refused to answer that. In fact in the latter days, CT was censoring that question from me – I can only guess why, but that will not be very complimentary of CT journalism.

                      However, now you have confirmed you “came to Sri Lanka as a member of a delegation.” So, CT should have no objection to pursuing your confession. Was MR looking for Veterinarian specialty that the country was lacking? Or what exactly was your qualification to be included in the delegation?

                      Can you give us one reason why MR would fund a free luxury trip for you, a member of the Diaspora, when in fact MR was short of funds and seeking Diaspora donations to help the destitute in Sri Lanka? Can you suggest any reason other than that MR’s regime recognized you as a gullible, greedy “small” man who would swallow the “bait, sinker, and line” and thereby help in their schemes to undermine the Diaspora in their persistence for a war crime investigation, and at the same time get you to harness Diaspora funding?

                      You suggest that I have been “harping on maliciously for a long time now.” I have asked you directly either to deny or confirm accepting the offer of a free, all paid tour? What is so malicious about it? If you did not take such free trip, you certainly could have denied it promptly. If you did accept that material gain, and if you felt what you did was right, you would make a sincere attempt to justify your position. Else, if you regretted having taken a free vacation, and was a courageous and forthright (“not-so-small”) person, you would have shown remorse for “stealing” the money that was meant for the destitute. Your repeated attempt to run away from answering that does not make my questioning that issue “malicious”.

                      If your whole purpose of accepting that trip was to see the situation first hand, why did you not offer to pay for the trip yourself? Or reimburse that full cost to some charity, as I had suggested to you previously as well. Why did you choose silence on that question? Was it not because of shame and false pride? Why else?

                      Further, are you not both stupid and a bigot to suggest “ask your Tiger masters questions about the long Hilton holiday, blah, blah blah …” and in the same paragraph shriek in arrogance “I am not under any obligation to explain details to you or the crowd you refer to.” Of course, if you are to retain any credibility, you do need to take responsibility and explain your actions – especially now that you have confirmed that you did go on a “delegation”. On whose behalf did you go in the “delegation”, if not the Diaspora, the crowd I am referring to?! Why are you so afraid to spell out the details as to how the ‘delegation” came about, who organized it, who funded it, what propositions were discussed, with whom, and what were pushed down your throat, and by whom? Many are curious to know – are you too ashamed to talk about it.

                      Did you not, just a couple of months after drum beating for MR funding, make a sudden turn-around and proclaim “now even the worst of fools have realized that MR cannot be trusted.” Are you too ashamed to talk about it because you, the “PhD”, the “DR.NR” and the “super-capacity Vet” was taken for a ride by the “could-not-pass-GCE” MR, Gota and the shoe-polisher, Sagin?

                      What an imbecilic suggestion “I am convinced that it is not the visit that bothers you and your tribe, but what I saw and came to know as a result.” You can make any stupid assumption that gives you comfort, but what bothers me is that you a non-moral “small” minded man keep moralizing, make sanctimonious statements, pontificate way beyond the boundaries of your misconceived intellectual capability, and practice snake-oil salesman ship to deceive the uninitiated on “actual” ground realities, rather than the faked ones that you so sneakily promote.

                      You have no idea who I am – and I challenged you in this blog space to show one single evidence of my affiliation with LTTE or any other group. I called on your bluff where you claimed that you know me personally? What was your response — you just slithered away, the creep that you are!

                      You are indeed an even “smaller” man than you yourself concede! Prove otherwise – learn to answer forthright.

                      1. Why else would MR fund your free-vacation other than that he realized you were an easy prey for their malfeasant scheming. Did you not confirm your own belated realization that MR cannot be trusted?

                      2. Your attempt to dignify that trip as a being a “member of the delegation” does not wash. If you feel otherwise, can you convince the legitimacy by detailing whom you represented, what was the selection process, and for what purpose, and what was discussed? “I don’t have to tell you” excuse is babyish – even smaller than the “small man” that you conceded.

                      3. If you are not greedy, and not “small” minded, why cannot you reimburse the money spent on your whole trip, by donating that to a charity? Do you feel you deserve that material benefit more than the destitute that it was intended for?

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                      Rajasingham,

                      Cat got your tongue?! Happens every time you are asked to defend your action, while you profusely litter the blog space with faked “wisdom” and feigned sanctimony on other people’s responsibilities!!

                      You are a small man that was willing to take bribe from MR/Gota/Sagin to help deceive the Tamils. You are driven by avarice, and is a willing co-conspirator in stealing money meant for the starving children and widows and used it for luxury vacations. You are so greedy that even after realizing that MR deceived you, you, a former Diaspora with sufficient funds and living within the neighbourhood of the destitute is still unwilling to repay the money that was misused on you back to the community.

                      You are just a shameless, gutless, conscienceless, “small” man further burdened with senility as you rightly recognized!

                      You have delayed answering or taking responsibility over the last two years, hoping the questions will go away. You certainly can try another two years and see where that takes you.

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                    Enge nimmathi (Peace)
                    Just like the Ottomans.
                    Recoil coil, like a centipede but hide under old age?

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        Ignorance is not bliss and a whole pumpkin cannot be buried in a plate of rice, however much you try.
        1. The NPC has not passed any statutes since its inauguration. Have any statutes passed by it been rejected by the government?
        2. Monies allocated to the NPC remain unspent since 2013.
        Why?
        3. A nephew has been appointed as a consultant to the CM and a very high salary was sought for him from an international organization.
        Why?

        4. Dr. Murali Vallipurathan has accused the NPC of having been bribed by vested interests on the Chunnakam water contamination issue.
        What is the response?

        5. What was the developmental and problem solving agenda of the the NPC?

        Dr.RN

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          “”and a whole pumpkin cannot be buried in a plate of rice, however much you try.”2
          it depends on the volume of both.
          Walk over to any muslim `sapatu kadde` at pettaha (i suppose they still have it) and see how even a pumpkin can be drowned in a plate.

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          Dr RN,

          You are asking good questions but I am afraid that nobody will reply.

          I hope that what appears to be possible corruption and abuse of power is investigated.

          The rest might be part of the learning curve.

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        Sellam.

        All MPs in parliament receive a budgetary allocation to carry out projects in the districts they are elected from. Although I do not agree with this system, I do not understand why the TNA should be an exception? If Some MPs in the TNA were selectively treated differently, this should be clearly stated. I know the MR government gave e trap budgetary allocations to some of his favorite UPLF MPs. Rajiva Wijesinghe has groused about this.

        Dr,RN

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          “3. A nephew has been appointed as a consultant to the CM and a very high salary was sought for him from an international organization. Why?”

          Why don’t you stick to your qualified subject of dealing with animals than being nosy about development which is the specialty of urban designers& planning architects/engineers??

          `as to why?`
          On the request of foreign dignitaries who like to be kept informed of what exactly is happening and how they could fund it so that the natives(JT’s) get the benefit. See the 3 garments factories of USAID its gone to others.
          If Transparency can have millions of Rs which are factually small sums to western bodies why not? This stops cronies and bigots screaming foul for using local funds.

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        ‘Jaffn wo/man’s disunity is well known’.Remember the Privy Council Appeals during the period when Ceylon was a commonwealth country. Law chambers of Sir.Dingle Foot,Q.C., brother of Michael Foot at No.1, Temple was financed almost entirely by the land cases from Jaffna going right up to the highest appellate court of the commonwealth. They spent their entire wealth fighting for 8 or 10 inches of land on the boundary line between brothers whereas it could have been settled amicably without spending a cent/penny.

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        Sellam,

        “The powers of the Northern Provincial council is reduced to nil.”

        The NPC has the same powers as the other Provincial Councils. What they can do is clearly listed in the Constitution. Nobody has reduced the powers because they never existed.

        In my opinion there are two problems:

        1) The NPC and the CM do not manage to use the power and funds they have.

        2) The people in the NP apparently had and have an expectation that Wigneswaran and the NPC have been given powers that other provinces do not have.

        There are problems in other provinces also. One recent example is the CM who tried to impose a dress code for female teachers and school girls.

        Our politicians are grabbing power that they do not have while they refuse to solve, for instance, environmental problems that they have the power to solve.

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          Inspector Dirty Hari,

          You are absolutely right, The ‘Coronation’ held for the CM after he was sworn CM, made him and many of his supporters think he was indeed an all powerful King, with the mandate to rule the NP and do whatever he wanted to do and of course they wanted him to do. They conveniently forgot there were laws and regulations under the 13th amendment that governed the provincial councils. The 13 th amendment has many faults, principally the concurrent list. However, it yet permits the other provincial councils to function. Why cannot the NPC function in the same manner, until improvements are made to the 13th amendment or new devolution package becomes a reality!? Is it always going to be ‘ All or none’ ?

          Of course,many from the Diaspora who comment here have swallowed the lies and exaggerations fed to them and have failed to investigate. They are wallowing in the past without trying to get out of the mindset that goes with it. Many miss the Tigers, in whom they invested heavily in terms of money and emotion. Now they want Tiger-proxies to rule the roost and take their mission forward.

          Fortunately, the majority in the north, yet paying a price for what was enacted in the past, are not with them..

          Dr.RN

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            “Fortunately, the majority in the north, yet paying a price for what was enacted in the past, are not with them..”

            Creepy crawler,

            you are no different from a general arts graduate JVP who took up arms.
            Weren’t you part of a Tam`ill diaspora who tried to reach the moon??

            kallathoni vellala not a raja vellala.
            Just like mahinda.
            the ipkf should have jailed you.

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            Dr RN,

            “Why cannot the NPC function in the same manner, until improvements are made to the 13th amendment or new devolution package becomes a reality!?

            I cannot answer because I am not a mind reader. My guess is the situation is caused by greed, stupidity, ignorance, being stubborn and wishful thinking.

            “Is it always going to be ‘ All or none’ ?”

            Now that we know that the CM has been reprimanded by the USA, India and the UN he has to change his attitude or leave his post. I am sure that others have approached him without media coverage.

            The fact that the TPC was founded shows that he is going to leave his post to challenge the rest of the TNA. The TPC will receive diaspora funds but I personally hope that most voters will reject it.

            I maybe wrong but only one MP, one NPC member and the CM have openly joined the TPC. The rest of the politicians remain silent.

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              Correction:

              “I am sure that others have approached him without media coverage.”

              My intention was to write that the CM has been reprimanded by others without publicity. Some of the negative feed back from the UN, India and USA has been published.

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      Dr RN,

      “The formation of the Tamil Makkal Peravai ( Tamil People’s Grand Assembly) has not caused any anguish as far as I can see, here in Jaffna. With 15-30 people in attendance it was not a grand assembly either.”

      I have heard that the meeting was not open for public and that might explain the attendance of max 30 persons.

      “The others who have participated in the mini-gathering are also political discards and insignificant figures.”

      Mostly yes but there are some professionals like doctors among them. If I have understood correctly almost no (none?) members of the NPC or MPs have openly supported TPC.

      I expect that you already have seen this but here is the link anyway:

      http://www.tamilpeoplescouncil.org/Backround.html

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        Inspector Dirty Hari,

        Thanks for both your comments and the link. I wonder, who the D. Sidharthan listed is? is it Dharmalingam Sidharthan, the PLOTE leader and TNA MP? Further there is news out today that the NPC ministers had opposed the intention of the CVW to participate in this event.

        There will always be a crowd to support anything and their motives need not be altruistic altruistic in most instances. In this instance it is definitely not, in an overall sense. I personally am aware that a ‘ Think Tank’ for the NPCwas recently mooted under the leadership of Prof. Sithampalam and one TNA MP was involved. Now, I find Prof. Sittampalam is involved in this misnamed ‘ Peravai! The involvement of Gajan Ponnambalam and Suresh Premachandran, further makes me further suspicious !

        I also suspect sections of the Tamil Diapora are backing this move. The nature of the comments here, point to this.
        Dr.RN

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          Dr RN,

          “is it Dharmalingam Sidharthan, the PLOTE leader and TNA MP?”

          I think that it is the MP and there is also a member of the NPC from the same party.

          It appears that the TPC does not have any women despite the 90000 war widows in the North and East. Very progressive.

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        Here is a link to a cross section of views on what is happening within the TNA and on CVW, that are pertinent to the
        subject under discussion. I concur with what the journalist has said and his quote from Akashi:

        http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2015/12/20/pol06.asp

        Dr.RN

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    New York is going to have Christmas in July. I did not see the movie. I do not know the meaning of that title. But this year, the temperature on the day of Christmas will be that of a July, summer days. Certainly is an unexpected phenomena though the globe warming has been talked for long. The damage to TNA and today’s end is certainly not a strange one or unusual phenomena. It is something expected from the time TNA supported a common candidate, who is many thousands times powerfuls to lent for any of Tamils demand. Sinhala election should have been left with Sinhala peoples. International communities should have been left to realise what the Sinhala peoples wants. Instead of there was picture painted it was only the Old King who was the greedy in the Sinhala Leadership of past independence day, 1948. Charikathasan, to please Chandrika, painted a picture of a sage and compared to Lenin’s October 17days to SWRD who was commented by Chandrika as the man made mistakes of trying to implement Sinhala Only.

    We had predicted how the TULF was destroyed, the same way TNA was going without politically balanced decisions were made. America danced to UNP’s rhythm. America wanted to save UNP on the cost of TNA’s failure to Tamils. TNA is going out of the scene. Even few days ago I compared America to the farmer who cut the golden goose to take the last egg in the last election.

    The new government is not so far having any idea of doing anything to Tamils. They are using Charikathasan like coolie writers to further throw TNA under the Sinhala Intellectuals’ splitting techniques and destroy the Tamils. Until there is a nature in the tree to become handle of an axe, the Tamils’ tree can not be saved. The handles will go for to cut the mother tree.

    What happened is a un-surprise victory for Chanrikathansan like axe handles. He sacrificed his sole and body for this end. He worked hard to bring a government that will protect the Sinhala Intellectuals on the international arena and force the country to return back everything to pre May, 2009 days. This is how Chandrikathasan worked to save the SWRD’s bloodless revolution on spilled blood of 150,000 innocents Tamils(A comedy theory proposed by him to show his faith to his mistress Chandrika).

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    Democracy always encourages diversity. Diversity is the norm. All of us should celebrate diversity. Unity is a mirage.

    The Tamils were united in 1977 with TULF sweeping the polls held in the year 1977 in the Northern and Eastern Regions of Sri lanka.
    .
    What was the outcome of that massive victory? Could not we trace all our present miseries and misfortunes, the Tamil faces today to that stupid unity of 1977?

    If the Tamils were as disunited in 1977 as they were today, the Tamils would have been in a better position as a second class, but prosperous minority, economically, professionally and socially!
    .
    Let us use this disunity of today as an opportunity to formulate alternate and different strategies for the salvation of Tamils,of course while bitterly fighting among us.

    What we need today is not unity, but sagacious leadership, that could empathies with the Sinhalese, Muslims and others living in this country and form a united front to formulate appropriate strategies.

    The key word is “Empathy”.

    The present UNP-SLFP Government with the international backing open a vista of opportunity for the Tamils to resolve all their concerns along with the support of all communities in Sri Lanka

    We have a leader – Mr Sampanthan who had become a mature statesman like leader evolved over a period for Tamils to traverse a new path , a path never ever be taken by Tamils, who correctly understands the historic opportunity that is open..

    Let us support Mr Sampanthan along with his able subordinates like Sumanthiran to travel along this path not all of us , but with but only with whoever willing to come along without burning midnight oil for an unlikely and unnecessary Tamil unity.

    Are we ready?

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      Commendable.

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      “Stupid unity of 1977”. Unconventional perception has at last seen the light.

      To this commenter, it was never ever unity of the Tamils and much less solidarity of all Tamils for separation.

      Formation of TULF was no other than an amalgamation of the Federal Party and the Tamil Congress in a bid at preservation and growth through a seeming unity of two caucuses.

      It was nature’s response to three electoral defeats of which two, A. Amirthalingam FP and M. Sivasithamparam TC, were party leaders.Against this union minor formations had no chance and TULF won 18 seats, which was a foregone conclusion.

      The gravest error of the Tamils was in swallowing the TULF canard that this ‘Massive’ mandate was akin to East Pakistan’s mandate for BANGLADESH.

      If India chose to be the midwife for this, is she not obliged to deliver THAMIL EELAM? So went the logic of Pied Piper and like mice Tamils followed.

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        “The gravest error of the Tamils was in swallowing the TULF canard that this ‘Massive’ mandate was akin to East Pakistan’s mandate for BANGLADESH. If India chose to be the midwife for this, is she not obliged to deliver THAMIL EELAM? So went the logic of Pied Piper and like mice Tamils followed.”

        Midsummer Night! So you may be singing Aval Paranthu Ponale (she flew away)
        Have you listened to the sound of crickets on a hot summers day?

        What they said was in perfect order but what the bigoted Tamils did was interfered in the internal affairs of India.
        Brahma runs India not Tnadu – Karunadhi, MGR.
        During 72 liberation of bangala i was right in the air force base in the north and i was informed lanka next in 3 days.
        this is public space so i shall not disclose more.

        but let me confirm Wiggie played the straight bat to the liking of India when he informed Tnadu keep off.- Perfect drive.
        You must know who is king and please the king not separatist because he belongs to your culture.- its the northern arrogance that troubles even its own people.
        so I say only he can maneuver you to have human dignity in your land of birth.

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      “If the Tamils were as disunited in 1977 as they were today, the Tamils would have been in a better position as a second class, but prosperous minority, economically, professionally and socially! .”

      “Let us support Mr Sampanthan along with his able subordinates like Sumanthiran to travel along this path not all of us”

      It is interesting to know, as per your comments, Sampanthar needs support for his actions that are either “ignore or go against NPC” and other parties in the TNA. This assumption is not wrong as Sumanthiran, the able, one man subordinates as per you explanation, wanted to have CV removed from TNA. I do not want to get into deep into this. UNP worked hard splitting the TNA treating the individuals in TNA differently. There is a big need to show Yahapalanaya new royals government that the North and east growing more than 22% after the war, as has been put out by the concocted central bank info. Chandrikathasan is the biggest tool to this government as Karuna, Deva.. for the previous Royal government. So he is very active on working on the broken leg of the TNA to split it off.

      I have written somewhere else the only solution to stop break up of TNA is to dissolve the NPC. When the NEPC was formed in December 1988, Varathar took it over with hope of ruling it over for years. Just above a year, he had to abandon it and leave it. It had no authority. Varathar need not to have to show loyalty NEPC citizens. It was only an experiment of India. His allegiance was to India and when he vacated the post he promptly informed to India and left the NEPC permanently. CV’s situation is different. His allegiance is for Sri Lanka. He calls for Tamils and Sinhalese to live like husband wife. He does it in his own home, as an example to practicing his preaching. This is where CV faces the tight lock, unlike Varathar, who had none of his personal convictions how to steer the NEPC. When the husband and wife could not get along, when the husband everyday comes home drunk, beating raping, keeping her under lock & key with army guard, wife has to seek divorce. Chanrikathansan is trying to portray the Sinhala husband to the Tamils wife is the only provider, so she has no other way but to beg him and get her provisions in the morning when his dope is gone. That might sound that it has some truth in it. But, with the arrogant domineering, the husband is a good actor too. He acts as he is going to provide to his wife only when he see a neighbor visits his house. He has been telling for 65 years that he has given up drinking, beating, raping and putting her striving. But never there was any truth in that. More he torture her more he feel happy and satisfied. This is what JR said in 1983 July.
      CV is a straight forward administrator, cannot fool around with the election manifestos he put forward for to the Tamils. That is the one brought his the overwhelming victory.

      There is nothing, that anything the Sinhala Intellectuals will pass useful in the parliament to solve the Tamils’ problem. But there is urgency for them to attend. Secretary Kerry will leave soon. The national government, as predicted by the two major parties in that, will fall apart, as the use of holding it together to fool America will dwindle. So the urgent need for the national government is to have the election law modified and the EP’s powers reduced. This is the only one, by marginalizing the Tamils’ ability to influence the election results, will ensure that the farmer America, when he cut the golden goose, got only the last egg and no more.

      They say the dog which catches the hare can be identified by the nose of it. While tightly squeezing the throat of NPC, apart from all other eight provincial councils, New Royal Government is fooling the IC that it is working hard to give Tamils all what they want. The current status of NPC is a well clear indicator, if any solutions come forward in the future, how it will be implemented. CV has lost any thing he had, including the confidence the Tamils had on him when they elected him. He cannot take this type of humiliation.

      Now he has only two ways. Become another Pirapakaran and take arms or run to India like Varathar. The truth is neither is a choice for him. So he is struggling to find a third way that exists only up in the blue sky. That looks like, for the enemies of him, is as a good opportunity to see his way out of NPC. This is what the Yahapalanaya government, Chanrikathasan and some others want. This why they have been guiding Chanrikathasan to write many article in that he was pretending like an eminent economical professional who has won Nobel Prize for economics.

      To repeat, the neck choked NPC has to be dissolved. Sampanthar’s ever ending negotiations with the Royal governments should take a new turn. Dissolving the NPC will enable, Sampanthar, Sumanthiran, CV, Suresh, even Aanthasangari or Kumar,…. to participate in the new initiations. That will protect the TNA from the rebels and enemies. Beyond anything, this will show the IC that the Yahapalanaya Royal government has finally recognized the 13A is dysfunctional and it is ready to go for new solution.

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      Sri-Krish,

      Your line of thinking and the logic there-in is quite refreshing. Yes, we could have rationed and even improved on what we had, while sensibly working towards obtains our rights and opportunities as equal citizens. Even if he had later used the intervention of the Indian government and the IPKF sensibly, we would have lost less ground.
      Our politicians ran with the fox and hunted with the dogs. I have first hand knowledge of how Amirthalingam & co operated. The LTTE did the same and called it strategy. We, the Tamils permitted ourselves to be carried away by the tide of words, the emotions they kindled and of course by the fear generated by gum power. We were rendered deaf, dumb and blind, and paid the price for having mortgaged our innate pragmatism. Attempts are being made to set the stage for a repeat performance, with CVW as the spearhead.

      Thanks.

      Dr.RN

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    S. Sivathasan,

    “Justice C. V. Wigneswaran, CM of Northern Provincial Council, is the chief person among three co-chairs. The above news having a wide reach, stunned the Tamils.”

    the fact is Wigneswaran is the only person recognised by the English and the western world.Everyone else has had a brush with Terror and that includes British Diaspora- if you think the British are not aware of all the players in the diaspora then you are ignorant- ask any mule who was caught with drugs anywhere in the EU who came over to see the him. English never tell you – they are tolerant and do things at the right time.
    the fact is Tamils can never get along they are a very jealous people- they love less they hurt more.

    If he can’t assist the Tamils no one could- Suma is a downright opportunist with no class but lefty ideas.He is envious that Vasu his godfather is Wiggies relative.

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    Mallaiyuran Monkey is going to have Christmas in July!
    Did this Kurangu already celebrate Christmas last July or waiting for July next year?

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      Still out there?

      You may not be able to wait outside until next July to see the Christmas. Let’s make it the next Nonpoo.

      I may be a monkey. You are an asal karunkuranku. I said that last time.

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        Mallaiyuran,
        No you are the asal Karunkuranku

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          Karunkuraku is good in copying the human being, the way you are doing. The Small brain it has does not let it to think for its own. The Karunkuranku which brought up the hat trader, just throw back the hat it took form the trader, when he throw something at it.

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            Mallaiyuran,
            Your small brain is in your karungkundi, thus you are a Karunkuranku!

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              I agree. Mallaiyuran thinks from it’s sorikundi as this karunkurangu’s brain is right there.

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                “it’s sorikundi”

                Is Tamil or Arabic?

                If you have brain cells works in your brain, you will work as your own traitor to point out who you are.

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                  [Edited out]

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              Karaiyuran Jihadi

              You are not just hiding under Chandrikathasan hood. You have pest-ed Chandrikathasan. His essays should be read and noted because of your Jihadism.

              You are only one can bring out Chanrikathasan’s true color.

              Keep doing it.

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                Jihadi monkey Mallaiyuran,
                [Edited out]

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                  Chelva,

                  Our Jihadi friend is telling that somebody is feeling the pinch. That is what we wanted. In time it will come out that who or what group it is.

                  “You might have heard “Kaachcha Maraththukku kalleri Vilum”. We are being certified by our Jihadi who we are.

                  We have to thank CT for giving a chance to we having that success achieved.

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                  Jihadi

                  You are crying a dying wolf’s cry with many ID.

                  Double acting is not going to open up your brain. Where ever you go, your Jihadi Tamil is telling which of the IDs are yours.

                  Because of Paris murders, now ISIS is being chased out Iraq. They have lost Ramadi too.

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    This new group is at best only a demonstration of how overestimated the ex judge was

    The losers of course are trying their best to regain the perks of office they lost at the elections and keep shouting lest the are forgotten by the few who voted for them and the cheap press is obliging them

    The obscenity is compounded by their hypocritic claims that they are not putting themselves forward as a political alternative

    We are summa kite flying for the pongal season!! How idiotic do they think the people are
    L
    The ex prof has not forgiven TAN for not having given him free seat. The Sami will oblige always. The poor economist too polite refuse

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    Wigneswaran was a distinguished Judge, but the moment he became a politician, we saw that he was, a tiger in disguise. He has been a disappointment to the Sinhala who had faith in him, and it seems lately, even to the majority of the Tamils. His audience is not the local people whom he should be representing and whose dire needs he should be alleviating, but the tiger-loving diaspora, at loggerheads with the former. Those who say that wisdom comes with age have been proven wrong, and the education he’s had has been in vain. It is sad that he had to be taken down more than a few pegs by the likes of a much younger Samantha Power and the Indian government as reported elsewhere. It seems that the husk has managed to conceal well the rotten seed within.

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      Tigers living overseas has a big bank account. Wigneswaran should have got some money out of that. So, he began spiting tribal venom.

      This is true Tamil politics. Since early early 1900s they spat this politics and finally that led to tamils own demise.

      As long as this kind of politics exists, tamils continue to destroy both them selves and the country. IF not, how many billions were wasted to make Tamils settle.

      It won’t be able to settle Tamil greed for a homeland from some one else’s country.

      IF this kind of Tamil politics is not destroyed, that will finish the country too.

      Otherwise, Why Tamilnadu needs so many politics to serve only Tamils ?

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      Wigneswaran was a distinguished Judge, but the moment he became a politician, we saw that he was, a tiger in disguise

      When Tamils cannot trust, Sinhala people should never trust Tamils.

      Because, Tamils are always Tribalists and are Greedy – snakes among sinhala people.

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    The diaspora leaders do not have the ability to mobilise and make them to dance to the tune they want. There is only a few manthiras to betray the diaspora but it won’t be easy.
    note the fact the Tamils vote enmasse.

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    “Truth will be out on 31 December,whether millions or billions were lying unutilised in the North”. I think a good part of the truth has already been revealed through discussions held at the NPC. A basic frustration of the Council is that there is no proper devolution of powers to it in the fact that even for projects that it moots within its devolved powers, it needs prior approval from the Centre, where often there had been inordinate delays! I don’t know how far there is truth in that statement, but IF true, all the blame cannot be put on the PC for the unspent millions or billions!
    It has also to be appreciated that the NPC started almost from scratch about 30 months ago and it needed time for capacity building in an area that was deplete of all types of skills over three decades of war!
    It has to be examined as to what extent the Centre extended its hand in helping the NPC towards capacity building and towards recruitment of locals and enhancement of their skills?
    Sengodan. M

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      Sengodan. M

      ” A basic frustration of the Council is that there is no proper devolution of powers to it in the fact that even for projects that it moots within its devolved powers, it needs prior approval from the Centre, where often there had been inordinate delays!”

      This is what I hear in the South.

      Unless ministers/politicians/bureaucrats/ petty officials are assured of their share of the cake, nothing moves.

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      Sengodan,

      You have raised some valid issues. However, we have to know,
      1. Whether the NPC passed the required statutes and they were stymied by the Governer or the government.
      2. The list of projects envisaged by the NOC and those that were not approved by the government.

      There is also the question why the Pradeshya Sabbas have not spent their allocated funds for several years.

      Is there a conspiracy to prove that only the government is to be blamed for whatever is wrong in the north. Is this an attempt to justify the need for an Eelam?

      The President has visited a iDP camp in the north a few days back and entered the shacks there, spoken to the people, seen the conditions, inspected the food they had cooked and proposed them solutions within six months. Why did this not receive wide publicity? It is news, because ipsuch things have not happened before, regardless of whether words translate into action.

      Dr.RN

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    The TMP ( Thamil Makkal Peravai), in the words of its main co- leader, CVW is not a political party. I do not think that a man of his stature would have spoken with his tongue in his cheek! It will perhaps remain a lobby or a pressure group and nothing more! So, why unnecessarily fear a split? It is the media that are trying to ferment a split.

    Readers will recall that Sivathasan in one of his earlier articles soon after the elections advocated openly the acceptance of portfolios in the government by the TNA. Just imagine what sort of portfolios they would have been. They would have been hardly better than what was offered to Digambaram and Mano Ganesan or at best what was offered to D. M. Swaminathan because after all, they would have been mere junior partners in a government formed with Champika et al. Had they accepted such positions today they will be issuing the very statements that D. M. Swaminathan is issuing!
    At this critical juncture we do need lobbies. Otherwise when the TNA under the leadership of aging Sambanthan and the sacrificial lamb Sumanthiran gets let down, ( let us still hope it will not!), Tamil people will be in the wilderness.
    Sengodan. M

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      Accepting ANYTHING on offer was never ever in my thinking. Having helped oust a dictatorial government and helping again in consolidating that victory, TNA was in a vantage position to demand as of right Ministries of choice and to define subjects and functions.

      The TNA also had supreme power to spurn shells with no yolk. Hon. Swaminathan never had the numbers in seats or votes for worthwhile assertion.

      With a microscopic minority in numbers, wasn’t Leader of the Opposition wrenched? TNA wanted it and got it.

      What do we learn? What you are after, you can obtain. “What you want to do, you do” was a senior Civil Servant’s advice to me and I did exactly that.

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        School teachers son,former DRO Trinco presently Wattie Amma CBK Spin doctor.(even during her hay days)
        Who has to believe you?? Not even the Jews who arrived at London with WW1 and you live at London.most now think you are kalla swami.

        Judges do not spread their opinion like the parasitic lawyer politicians. Silence is golden and that is part and parcel of their wisdom!!!

        “and helping again in consolidating that victory, “

        So the nation of plantation workers headed by Video, viper Watti Amma CBK are wearing soiled underwear and are thrilled??

        “Swaminathan never had the numbers in seats or votes for worthwhile assertion. “
        Like Chelliah Kumarasuriar, swami`nathan` is just an opportunist and Athul a seasoned senior head of USAID now diplomat unlike Biswal is not thrilled either.

        “wasn’t Leader of the Opposition wrenched? “
        there were no nuts and bolts to wrench. its just one of those things to keep the squeaking sinhala rats at bay – political correctness. It better to have clipped wings than rats of the same degree.
        It was to impress the world which was meeting the Tamils irrespective of Leader of Opp.

        ” was a senior Civil Servant’s advice to me and I did exactly that. “”
        So, Watti Amma CBK might be fascinated and her next move would make you HC UK like the one down under.
        Civil Servants of Lanka were very often known to be like vagabonds doing their own thing, into sports during office hours etc. Above all they hid most scholarships from the public or else how do their children get educated in the best of the west with their small salaries? How do they offspring end up as diplomats.
        Paskaralingam the forgetful knows the sleaze too well.

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          Tokka

          What detestable vomit. Who gave you this putrid dana? Obviously giver knows best the stink of the beggar.

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            CHANAKYAN,

            Ha ha another douche bigot is constipated.

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              tokka – did you try douchebag since you are constipated? it may not work for you-lol

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                c/robber the dirtball, don’t be too smart.!
                you might end up like Qaddafi the pipe.

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        Sengodan,

        You have raised some valid issues. However, we have to know,
        1. Whether the NPC passed the required statutes and they were stymied by the Governer or the government.
        2. The list of projects envisaged by the NOC and those that were not approved by the government.

        There is also the question why the Pradeshya Sabbas have not spent their allocated funds for several years.

        Is there a conspiracy to prove that only the government is to be blamed for whatever is wrong in the north. Is this an attempt to justify the need for an Eelam?

        The President has visited a iDP camp in the north a few days back and entered the shacks there, spoken to the people, seen the conditions, inspected the food they had cooked and proposed them solutions within six months. Why did this not receive wide publicity? It is news, because ipsuch things have not happened before, regardless of whether words translate into action.

        Dr.RN

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        Mr. Sivathasan,

        I agree with your stance on elected Tamil parliamentarians taking cabinet positions. If the hill country Tamils and the Muslims have benefitted from MPs from their communities holding cabinet positions, why cannot the Sri Lankan Tamils? Is it the fault of the Tamils who did so in the past or the expectation of sections of the Tamils that they will deliver Eelam in parts? It could have been also true that they were not attuned to the needs of the Tamils and were more affiliated with the unattainable political aspirations of sections of the Tamils. It is also true that men like Thiruchelvam, Kanagasooriyar, Douglas Devavanda, Maheswaran , Mrs. Maheswaran and Swaminstham lack a popular mandate and a ministers by favor and are tokens, Many of them were also inept and or corrupt.

        Dr.RN

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        “Accepting ANYTHING on offer was never ever in my thinking. “

        This is one of the Chandrikathasan comedies. I yet to have to see one real offer, doesn’t matter in what area it is, from the New Royal government,. If Chandrikathasan has seen offers, I like to see that list here so we can talk about it. After receiving TNA’s support to foot in to the government,(Everybody did know TNA did took the risk of go split- Aanathi, Shivaji, Sritharan, Suresh many opposed the CC) , without any faith, the government had put all effort to sabotage the international inquiry and had won. When he circumstances are like that, a man of his age talking “Accepting ANYTHING on offer was never ever in my thinking.” is coming out of him only because of his over useful time political commenting has passed. When there was no offer, he is stacking only on talk “Accepting ANYTHING on offer was never ever in my thinking.” He is a shameless liar. What a shame?

        “TNA was in a vantage position to demand as of right Ministries of choice and to define subjects and functions”. This is a very prominent statement to evaluate his service mind to appe anduwa. From using propagandist like Chandrikathasan to even every foreign diplomat were used by the New Royals to suppress, intimidate, pressure, isolate and make TNA to abandon the promises on election manifesto that TNA used to gather popular Tamil support. That is the effect in today’s status of TNA. (Tamils want to vote for who can advocate for their rights. But, knowing this Appe andu creates only the political environment opposite to that. Without listening to foreign siplomats consultancy on Tamils rights, appe andu turn around and use them to pressure the TNA to not to talk about it) Right after winning the election in January, New King thanked everybody who was supporting him; the only group he refused even to call was TNA. Sumanthiran was the opening speaker listed to start the CC campaign opening speech. Without any notice, it was cancelled. When the 100 days government was formed, there was a list released of selected ministers was published. Sumanthiran was listed as a paperboy minister in that list. He protested. He was told take it or leave. He refused to take it. He took his lesson. That is why Sampanthar was insisting of knowing the things on the table before accepting any ministry of the national government. Bathiyutheen brought the standardization. Hakeem fired the CJ Shiranee and signed to the Divi Nikumba. With their powerful ministries they earned names even worse than what Chanrikathasan has earned, the handle of the axe. If anybody wants to give a high profile ministry to Sampanthar to do all developments to NorthEast and seat him on a swing and rock it, he/she does not think to lose a little bit of the choke hold on the neck of the NPC so it can get foreign Government Donation to its projects to develop NorthEast? Who does this fool is fooling. Is he thinking that all who read his propagandas is more Modayas than him? His senile memory is so weak he cannot remember how many times the foreign diplomats had to press the New Royal Government even to get the opposition leadership?

        “The TNA also had supreme power to spurn shells with no yolk. Hon. Swaminathan never had the numbers in seats or votes for worthwhile assertion.” Chandrikathasan has hard shell iron head, so that nothing can get into that, including a brain to think. If this fool has been listening to Southern Tamil politicians’s speeches, he would know that they many times pointed that their problem is not what of North-East and they will not unite with TNA. This man is giving diarrhea medicine to a man suffering stomach pain by constipation, and the man will have more constipation. This comedy one has to understand that up country problem is not same with northeast problem. TNA cannot copy the upcountry Tamil politicians. Other than Mano Ganesan, all up country politicians always have been surrendering, without any party IDs, to the governments to the power without any difference of UNP-SLFP. But they go for votes with Tamil Party IDs. This does not work in NorthEast- GG, Aananthasangari, Thiyagarajar, Kumarasuriayar, Arulampalam, V.Ponnampalam, … nobody who supported governments, but failed to produce results were tolerated by Tamils. They were only used by governments to cheat foreign diplomats and then thrown away like Pillaiyan or killed like Kathirgamar. Upcountry Tamil have been voting to UNP too. Upcountry politicians did not achieve anything so far. Upcountry Tamils are the poorest in the country yet. When the situation is that, why this man is feeling jealous if Swamynathan has a chance to do something for them? The way Chanrikathasan presenting Swaninathan is indicating, Swamynathan’s prime job is splitting Upcountry and North-East for the betterment of government.

        One of the problems of NorthEast is army occupation and forcefully holding the lands. Few other ones are appe andu spreading drugs, prostitution, gang fight, using Southern companies to plunder the remaining resources. Education and Training are at zero level. So they are not able to offer labor even to the Southern companies operating in that area willing to hire them.

        “With a microscopic minority in numbers, wasn’t Leader of the Opposition wrenched? TNA wanted it and got it.”
        Is that word is “Wrenched”? Does Chanrikathasan know the meaning of the word “Wrenched”? He is a real comedian! This man is coming to CT to make comedies in name of political analysis. Probably Chanrikathasan might have been in the moon, purchasing rice to import into Lankawe for Chandrika, when the things were taking shape in Lankawe after the general election. For his information, in a democratic system, there must be at least two parties to government start function. They are Ruling and Opposition; otherwise Valluvar has said what will happen.
        இடிப்பாரை இல்லாத ஏமரா மன்னன்
        கெடுப்பார் இலானுங் கெடும
        “Idipparai Illatha Emara Mannan
        Keduppar Ilanum Kedum”
        (Behold the King who reposeth not on those who can rebuke
        him/He will perish even when he hath no enemies.)
        What valluvar saying is even if for a specific circumstance the oppositions is unwanted, undoing opposition is certainly a destruction. So Appe Andu has to allow an opposition party to have formed by the largest party who is not in line with the government. So when the UNP and SLFP joined hand but not asked TNA and JVP to come to the government, the opposition leadership automatically falls to Sampanthar. What this fool is claiming here is that TNA had not enough numbers to form an opposition, but appe andu gave it as favor, just like the favors it is doing in the northeast to develop their living. It is an assumption so far no other propagandist has attempted for government. Even with one man, an opposition party can be formed. (TULF out did SLFP. So the UNP dismissed Amirthalingam- apparently Chandrikathasan is favoring that undemocratic maneuverings by his Sinhala Masters). When Jayalalitha swept out all of DMK, Vijayakanth, who was with her, was forced to form opposition. Congress had the same problem in the central. In September, at that situation, it was a democratic right to TNA to receive it. First Ranil and New King denied it to Sampanthar as he was a Tamil and did not like him represent the Sinhalese who opposes the government. But on the insistence of democratic countries, it came to Sampanthar. As usual, government wanted the cake and had it eaten too. That is, in line with Chandrikathsan, they were trying to give the same lame duck explanation as the TNA has not enough numbers, it cannot be the opposition; UPFA has to be in the government and in opposition. Had it happened, it might have the same like once before UNP has the opposition leader impeached, something did not happen in democratic countries. But it did not work.
        This half-baked political pundit, Chandrikathasan is trying to argue the UPFA who wanted to have the opposition should have allowed having it while it is in the government. This low grade urge to put forward that a fallow arguments is coming from his earnest dedication he has to mistress father SWRD’s lame duck socialism. As a political party in Lankawe, TNA either has to ask it for Anura kumara, which is the one we preferred, or for itself. It never should allow it to go to the rowdiest party UPFA, which TNA worked hard to defeat unlike confused Chanrikathasan who is trying to show that UPFA has the right to the opposition party leadership because it has more seats than TNA. Even Dayan had written better logic many times than this guy.

        Before Chanrikathasan starts to compare Swamynathan with TNA, he should have asked to dismantle all political parties in the TNA with Tamil IDs to disband them and join a Sinhala Party like Swamynathan has done. Swamynathan is not a Tamil party candidate. He is a UNP candidate. He does not have two options. No senior civils servants’ advice he can take. He has to do only what, JR, Premadasa, and Ranil Mahata like dictators order. The senior civil servants’ “What you want to do, you do” advice to Chanrikathasan will not work for Swamynathan. Swamynathan is not operating on that basis; period! If he does it he will be fired from UNP then and there.

        I do not know why he is comparing Swamynathan and Sampanthar. In the North, Vijayakala is the comparable to Swamynathan. What he can say to Vijayakala is that she needs to learn from Swamynathan and like he is doing a million things to upcountry Tamils, she too should do that many to the Northern peoples. Her reply to Chanrikathasan might be is, she is not doing as much damage to Tamils as Kathirgamar and Chandrikathasan did during Chanrika-UPFA time or Kumarasuriar did during Sirima-SLFP time or Pillaiyan, Karuna and Deva and did during the Old King – UPFA time.

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    Wigie knows that Thambi is no more.So he is safe and wont be bumped off if Elam is not delivered. Tamil elite is made of clerks.Left alone they cannot improve thier lot.Cant learn from past mistakes.Atleast the Sinhalese accept thier moddanrss.Not the overated Tamils.

    This split is good.A great oppurtunity for Garbage cleaning within TNA.

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    Fifty years ago Mr. Chelvanayakam brought in Mr. M. Tiruchelvam into the party and that was one of the biggest mistakes in his statesmanship. Tiru never understood the functioning of the party. However, he was loyal to the party. He never challenged SJV. Though he did not accept the party’s line in totality, he never rocked the boat.

    So, it was Sampanthan’s mistake. He knew the Chief Minister from outside. It was something like God’s plight in Genesis. He created Adam. And Adam thought he could become like God.

    I have followed Tamil politics from my teens (’60s)with special interest in Tamil affairs. Never come across a brainless person who disappointed his people (in executing PC functions) and the party (it is Sampanthan and Sumanthiran who catapulted him )

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      “Never come across a brainless person who disappointed”
      `from my teens (’60s)¬

      Wiggie has class unlike your kochikade heritage and church along with a detective novel- that catapulted your bro to some where in the states.

      you as much as the 2 parasites that you mention are clueless about judiciary .

      silence is golden not the church that converts and paid for upkeep.;)

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    Thiruchelvam like funders needed by the party that time as SJV was the main funder.So SJV was just sitting and watching when Moolai Navaratnam was leaving. But when SJV was having the Vaddukoddai Convention, the cancer had spread to all over the body. Vaddukoddai Convention never yielded any fruit. It was too little, too late. Thought it could not bring any relief to Tamils, it still remaining the checkpoint of Tamils desire of what they like. So the natural extension of Vaddukoddai Convention, the armed struggle germinated. The failure of Vaddukoddai Convention and the appearance of armed struggle stemmed from the time delay of SJV of activating Navaratnam’s calls for self rule.

    Sampanthar has so far reflected this lesson. He stayed out of firing anybody from the party. He had negotiated with Ananthasagari many times. He even asked Douglas to join TNA. In the last election, TNA was ready to take Kumar in too. Now he is saying that nobody will be leaving TNA. That is the confidence needed at this time.

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    SS: “Let the endorsement be won the democratic way; TNA or TPC.”

    Not sure why we want one party to represent all of us. We need TNA and TPC to go head to head to get best out of both groups. Both groups are representing different sectors of our society. We don’t care who rolls the dice as long as we get our rights to live peacefully in SriLanka.

    Because of his age, Mr Sampanthan cannot lead TNA in the next 10 years.

    Mr Sumanthiran is the one who took a shot at Mr Wigneswaran to kick him out of TNA. Whatever valid reason Mr Sumanthiran might have, you don’t want to kick a star member of your own party just for your personal gain. What was Mr Sumanthiran thinking? He is politically immature. Mr Sumanthiran still has a lot to learn from his political godfather. Mr Sumanthiran cannot now meet diaspora Tamils in town hall meetings without a police protection. That is not a good sign for Mr Sumanthiran or TNA. Tamils in Srilanka are not going anywhere without getting the support of over achieving diaspora Tamils.

    Mr Wigneswaran is now getting the respect of most of us and reached the rock star status in and out of Srilankan Tamil communities. Mr Wigneswaran is the only one telling the truth that no one is going to help us to get our rights and we are on our own to get what we want to live peacefully in SriLanka.

    So far, no one has challenged Mr Wigneswaran to prove that he is not telling the truth!

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      You are overblowing the small CVW balloon with week spots and undermining Sunanthiran who has performed rather well compared to our other politicians and won the respect of people across the whole country. We will weigh individuals on our scale and decide whom we want to lead us!

      Sections of the Tamil Diaspora cannot and should not try to make or break our leaders! The balloon in the form of VP over inflated by the Diaspora, blew up once, seriously wounding the Tamil community. Do not try a repeat performance. Those of us who have chosen to live here are wiser, as we experience ground realities first hand.

      It is pathetic and saddening to read the flippant and callous comments from those who are apparently part of the Diaspora.

      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Alias

      Refreshing comment. Yet I have to make a differing observation.

      For eight decades and more we are riven with divisions. One formation seeking to overpower the other if not to eliminate it has been the perpetual phenomenon. This is in our gene and never ever can anyone extrude it.

      For the South to foray on, we will provide the finest hour; tailor made.

      Commenter Justice says below “Tamils have only themselves to blame”. I have said it for half a century.

      Napoleon after his final defeat, said in a mood of introspection “I am the architect of my misfortune”. So with us.

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        “Napoleon after his final defeat, said in a mood of introspection “I am the architect of my misfortune”.
        “So with us.”

        Little wonder the clerk from Trinco came through the back door to England.
        Chameleon, you don’t speak French either? You no different to DJ in the making.

        The same way India and Ceylon lost to EEIC 1818 – General Hastings.

        The Spanish Armada could never be beaten.Have you heard of `Gulliver in the land of Lilliput’s` and why England has not lost since then??
        The character of Anglo Saxons that you square heads can never imitate.
        Even JR was ousted because in every hierarchy there is a level of incompetency.

        What you are short of is a SWRD family `Satayaka` to go with your display of attire that would please your boss Wattie Amma CBK.

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        Further, the propensity of Northern Tamils to hero worship individuals and agree to these individuals and those promoting them calling those opposed to these individuals and their ideology, traitors, is a curse that will not permit different opinions to flourish and permit the emergence of alternate leadership. This has stymied democracy in the north, since before independence. We are also carried away by meaningless and hollow words, concepts and emotions , while being prone to unthinking mass hysteria. In terms of appearances , this situation is about to change because of the unforgettable experiences of the long turmoil and wars.

        However, the Peravai that has been recently launched, despite denials that it is an alternative to the TNA, is not anywhere near it. Even the TNA, a coalition forged by VP’s gun power, is slowly disintegrating. In time it will be the Federal Party that will be masquerading as the TNA .

        We need an alternative to the TNA for true democracy to come into play in the north and probably in the east. Until such time we have to do with the TNA and particularly Sambanthan and Sumanthiran. It is time the TNA also got an infusion of younger new blood who are more in tune with the present realities and future possibilities. They should stop putting forward retired post masters, station masters, school reachers and Principals as candidates to garner votes. We have to have leaders who will have new ideas to lead us into the national mainstream, while defending our right to our identity and equal citizenship.

        Dr.RN

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    “The need that is paramount and immediate is to search for, identify, select, persuade and knit together men and women known for single mindedness”

    asking for something that never exist, was authors famous words. Did tamils ever unite? from chelva to tall sri we had a history that had been not discussed here. Soon after May 2009, writer asked us, “tamils must buy roof from china”. SAT, GRE. LSAT, MCAT and then some vocabulary at play will not help tamils. Sivathasan, [Edited out]. He reads the day to day news items and then writes articles. Do not follow history at all. Keep the fun hobby going, it’s not how long, how fast is the question here.

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      SA

      In your confusion you seek to confound others.

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    Leader of each constituent party of the TNA desires to become the overall leader of the Tamils.
    Thereby, they are fighting among themselves, forgetting the plight of the northeastern citizens.
    This is the problem.
    CVW appears to be a man who speaks the truth of all aspects of the situation the Tamils are in, and has attempted to unify the thinking of all politicians towards the problems of the Tamils, but has failed.
    Hence the new ‘formation’.
    Meanwhile, the Lankan state represented by the governor, his staff and the army, has a tight grip on what is permissible and what is not, and carries on the alienation of land, control of trade/cultivation/education/livelihoods/state recruitment avenues.
    Even worship is controlled.
    Buddhist clergy have promoted southern citizens to settle in the north on state land and slowly seize avenues of trade and cultivation aided by the military.

    Tamils have only themselves to blame.

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      Justice

      Good judgement. You have a grasp of realities.

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    The launch of the Tamil Peoples Council[TPC] has placed the TNA Leader Hon:R.Sambandan in a soup.He appears to be caught between Scylla and Charybdis as in Greek Mythology!

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      Mallai, Tokka, Tika;

      “The lunatic, the lover and the poet
      Are of imagination all compact
      One sees more devils than vast hell can hold” – Shakespeare

      The Mallai, the Tokka and the Tika
      Are of imagination all compact
      They see more devils in CT than vast hell can hold – Anon

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        “”The Mallai, the Tokka and the Tika””

        Kottae rattan,

        ….And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?

        William Shakespeare

        You seeing satan in your own Rev- suppie??.

        Poooooda, urala-kelangu.

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          [Edited out]

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    S. Sivathasan

    TNA; ‘Paddy & The Paddy Husk’

    *** Rice hulls or rice husks are the hard protecting coverings of grains of rice. But they are not hard enough to protect the rice when they are Ground in the Rice Mill. What is happening is similar to this
    and the Tamil Anguish at nothing concrete being done in terms of

    ACCOUNTABILTY
    DEVOLUTION
    INVESTEMENT

    is expoilted by the Rumour Mills of opportunists with a Glee. You are playing right into their hands,

    1) Reference is to the developing schism, which is now a yawning chasm in the TNA. The split is real and earth slip is next.

    *** This is a storm in a Tea Cup. But I dont underestimate the damage.

    2) As a political alternative to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the Tamil Peoples Council (TPC) was launched in Jaffna on Saturday, 19, December, 2015. Justice C. V. Wigneswaran, CM of Northern Provincial Council, is the chief person among three co-chairs. The above news having a wide reach, stunned the Tamils. The following article is an immediate response to it”.

    *** This was forced on the CM and in my view he is speaking the Language that the people elected him want to hear. CM was electd by the people with an overwhelmng Mandate.
    But TNA the MPs who were elected by the Tamils have been made the Oposition by Default.
    What a Farcical Situation we have. TNA is not the 2nd largest Party but yet they are the Oposition and have you asked the Question as to why TNA was afforded this Status. Thai is to wrongfoot the World.

    At the last election UNP won 106 Seats
    UPFA under MR won 95
    TNA won 16
    JVP won 6
    Muslim Congress won 1

    UNP with the help of UPFA MPs loyal to MS formed a National Governemnt and that makes Mr.Sambanthan the (Dying Breed ) happy. What has he achieved for the Tamils. Frankly Nothing and my worry is Sumanthiran is palying his cards and waiting in the wings for a Cabinet Post.

    As for your Article let me pick some holes. I do this in the knowledge that you are not a CM lover. In my view only the people who electerrd him can throw him out and he is asking the Right questions that matter to people.

    We need the following in the order as I have listed

    ACCOUNTABILTY
    DEVOLUTION OF POWER
    ECONOMIC PARITY

    followed by Reconciliation ( For me this is the least of my priorities)

    3) A grain of rice is well ensconced in a husk of paddy. Once separated there is no germination even when both are put together. Bringing them again is of no avail is the undisclosed moral. This is the wisdom of Auvaiyaar the Tamil poetess. She has shared it for posterity with an inimitable simile of rice and husk. “Even a person of great ability cannot succeed when not supported by capable assistants”. Who is what, readership can discern. How it may develop can be waited for.

    *** You are singing the wrong song. What we have today is the “Antru Sinthia Ratham”

    4) When issues arise among the Tamils, either personal or political, how are they striven to be resolved? Through the pedestrian and hackneyed device of splintering. This has been so from 1949 through yesterday, though the first one had a sound ideological base. The last act of forming the Tamil Paeravai at this point of time, seems the unkindest cut of all upon the Tamil body politic. United effort seemed to be coming about and yet its consummation got dashed.

    *** We are not a mature democracy (I mean the Tamils) and are open to Manipulation as happening now. Once we have a Federal Structure and are self sufficient the current Squables will be a thing of the past.

    5) Was the eruption sudden? My conjecture was and which has strengthened now is that origins are traceable to the PC MANIFESTO, which was an inept and more a manipulated fiasco. A historic document was anticipated. What came out was a washout and feathers were ruffled when CM came out in poor shape. If my information is correct, not without reason were sensitivities ruptured and have remained so. The space is 30 months which is quite long. Time is not far when truth will be out.

    *** You are speaking like man drinking Toddy in a Tavern on a hot summers day when the head is spinning out of Control. If you can get hold of Soya milk drink a bottle and go home and get some sleep.

    6) While accepting this harsh reality of the Tamils never solidifying into a single entity or coalescing with any other formation, what next? Abandoning unity, precious, mythical or mystical; where to begin and how?

    *** The above depends on the Power Brokers doing a bit of Arm Twsisting to force GOSL to deliver.

    7) Far too many hands have reached the central throat to squeeze out accountability on very many issues. Is it not the responsibility of the Northern leadership to shift the people’s concerns to matters more mundane? Creating more fields of labour, widening areas of investment, land back in the hands of the dispossessed, trawlers to fishermen, adequate placement in universities and positions of value in state and semi-state institutions; to name just a few.

    *** You seem to have come up with the right PROGNOSIS but still administering AYURVEDIC Medicine when you need to Prescribe Antibiotics.

    8) The need that is paramount and immediate is to search for, identify, select, persuade and knit together men and women known for single mindedness. People who will plot the points on the road map most clearly and to move forward. Evolving society leaders who are so steadfast that none can take them to waywardly nooks. Whoever treads along sure unconventional paths and yet towards the promised land will win the day. As early as in 4 to 5 months the day of reckoning may come. Let the endorsement be won the democratic way; TNA or TPC. The choice for the Tamils is Tamil National Alliance or Tamil Peoples Council. Future lies on the political vibrancy of the Tamil people.
    Print Friendly.

    *** I know you are an Ex Civil Service man and from the above I get a sense that you are thinking of coming out of retairement for a Fee.

    My friend you are ” PASS SELL BY DATE” and dont worry the storm will soon pass. I read somewhere that someone comented that only 15 – 30 people attended the meeting. For his information it was a meeting for invitees only behind closed doors and not an Open Air mass rally which I am sure would have brought out Thousand if not millions ( but we dont have millions).

    CM we are with you.

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      Kali

      I have to tell you you off forthrightly that if you get an idiotic sense of my thinking as you write in the penultimate para, by what right can you write what you wrote?

      Do you really think that your sense is incisive and your effort is purposive? Are you in any way educating the readers?

      Once you proudly boasted that you are an old pupil of St. John’s. The College will call you a disgrace.

      “Those who convey what is useless, much to the wrath of everybody is despised by all”. Kural 191. This is the station you have earned.

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        It was not my intention to call into question your age but my genuine concern questioning your I’ll thought
        Thought out set of priorities which I have set out. I know sometimes the truth hurts but I stand by I have
        Written. My priorities are clear and I will never back down. The college has produced many scholars me
        Included and I don’t mince my words

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          Kali

          My downright condemnation of your offensive statement “COMING OUT OF RETIREMENT FOR A FEE”, has gone over your head. Or are you pretending that you didn’t get it ie you didn’t understand your own words.

          What you have written is that I sell my soul for a few coins. If this is not aspersion of my character, what is it? I take strong exception to it. What right have you to do so? I care less whether your words are minced or kept unminced.

          A public forum is for an exchange of views among mature people in a mature way. Never for character assassination.

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            “A public forum is for an exchange of views among mature people in a mature way. Never for character assassination. “

            You are both in the UK so what is your problem?
            If its that offensive call the cops.

            [Edited out]

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              tokka – Do you go kakka in UK? Or are you going to call the cops?

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                [Edited out]

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                  tokka, [Edited out]

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            “”“Those who convey what is useless, much to the wrath of everybody is despised by all”.”

            [Edited out], Do you know The alternatives of usefulness and uselessness?

            ‘Be virtuous, but without being consciously so; and wherever you go, you will be beloved.’

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            Sivathason:

            *** What prompted me to describe you the way I did is for the following quotes in your Article which went from Ignorance to damn right CM bashing and I dont mince my words.

            On a sacle of 1 – 5 in terms of Seriousness which calls into question your concern for Tamil suffering past present and future I list them as follows.

            1) When issues arise among the Tamils, either personal or political, how are they striven to be resolved? Through the pedestrian and hackneyed device of splintering. This has been so from 1949 through yesterday, though the first one had a sound ideological base. The last act of forming the Tamil Paeravai at this point of time, seems the unkindest cut of all upon the Tamil body politic. United effort seemed to be coming about and yet its consummation got dashed.

            *** Stop teaching the readers history and get on to what is on hand. In your own words The last act of forming the Tamil Paeravai at this point of time, seems the unkindest cut of all upon the Tamil body politic.

            *** It is nearly a year since MR was dethroned and MS was elected to bring Justice to the Bereaved families who are still waiting for news of loved ones. Untill the UN report MS & RW pretended not to know about their wherabouts and the Secret Military Camps.
            What have MS & RW and GOSL done to implement the recomendations of the UN. Frankly nothing and they are busy protecting THUGS, CRIMINAL and THIEVES.
            At least the CM is asking the right Questions where as Sambanthan is tight liped and Sumanthiran has his own Agenda .
            Can you look straight in to the eyes of the Mothers and Fathers who are waiting for news of their loved ones that the CM is wrong either to raise the Questions or offer them a Vehicle ( Tamil Paeravai ) address their grievance and to give some Hope ( It may be a forlorn hope at least they know that somebody cares)

            2) Was the eruption sudden? My conjecture was and which has strengthened now is that origins are traceable to the PC MANIFESTO, which was an inept and more a manipulated fiasco. A historic document was anticipated. What came out was a washout and feathers were ruffled when CM came out in poor shape. If my information is correct, not without reason were sensitivities ruptured and have remained so. The space is 30 months which is quite long. Time is not far when truth will be out.

            *** Can you explain to me why it is a Manipulated Fiasco by the CM. Let us turn it on its head and why dont you say that it was Manipulated by GOSL by their inaction and Sambanthan sliped into it and the CM came to fill the vaccum.

            3) While accepting this harsh reality of the Tamils never solidifying into a single entity or coalescing with any other formation, what next? Abandoning unity, precious, mythical or mystical; where to begin and how?

            *** MY friend beggars cant be chosers.

            4) Truth will be out on 31st December, whether millions or billions were lying unutilized in the North.

            *** Come on my friend ” Economic Freedom dictated by Colombo is Meaningless witout Political Freedom “. CM may have money but it is a “Fixed Deposit ” Account and you have to give years Notice to Colombo to cash it.

            5) Far too many hands have reached the central throat to squeeze out accountability on very many issues. Is it not the responsibility of the Northern leadership to shift the people’s concerns to matters more mundane? Creating more fields of labour, widening areas of investment, land back in the hands of the dispossessed, trawlers to fishermen, adequate placement in universities and positions of value in state and semi-state institutions; to name just a few.

            *** It is you who is out of your mind and this is what incessed me. Try saying this to the Mothers and Fathers of loved ones who are missing.
            If you ask them whether they would Prefer a Loaf Of Bread or news their Sons and Daughters ” DEAD or ALIVE”. I leave it to the Intelligence of the Retired CIVIL SERVANT. Change your role and advice the BEREAVED. This is what I meant by coming out of retirement.

            ACCOUNTABILTY is a Prerequiste to RECONCILIATION.

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              [Edited out]

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            “”What you have written is that I sell my soul for a few coins.””

            that is your idea of soul. Ours is music that engulfs the soul.

            we are having fun at our own expense while you are preaching the devil on behalf of your Wattie Amma- that is very clear from what you write and the interviews she made at India.

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      Hi Koli,
      Will you investigate Mandayan Kulu Suresh Premachndran on ACCOUNTABILTY?

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        In order of Priority he is lower down my list.
        Top of the List
        THUGS
        CRIMINALS ( War)
        THIEVES:

        Freedom Fighters only as a matter of Conscience if individuals who are Non Combatants come forward with evidence. But if Surendran can show me there were mitigating Circumstances I will set him FREE with a Caution.

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          Koli,
          Why do consider Mandayan Kulu that killed Tamils as freedom fighters?
          You have the authority set Manaday Kulu free? You quote “I will set him FREE with a Caution.”

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            jingo!!
            spoon feed- free education!!
            he can’t think for you, learn to feel because your mind is shrouded and engaged.
            ever wondered why some shine and others fail??

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            Rotten Mango:

            To answer to yur question you have proved that you have nothing in your MANDAI.

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    I see the TMP as a pressure group for now; it will become a major split only if the TNA leaders–Sampanthan, Senathirajah and Sumanthiran or the 3S’s–fail to pressure the MS-Ranil-CBK regime and the India/US axis to resolve outstanding issues on which promises had been made, such as prisoner release,HSZ lands, resettlement, political solution, etc., within the next few months.

    If the TNA leadership fails in showing adequate progress on those issues in that time frame, it will be forced to start a public agitation campaign. Only if they fail to start such a campaign in order to appease Ranil/MS and countries like the US and India, will the TMP gain more support and may grow to become a challenge to the TNA.

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      Agnos

      A good assessment and a correct forecast together with the necessary provisos.

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    IF YOU believe that, Lankan Civil servants are well-meaning then you are very naive.

    Money, power, and ulterior motives are the ONLY things that drive a civil servant to get out of bed each morning.

    LKY constantly increased the salary structure of civil servants and politicians above the market rates to keep corruption to a bare minimum.

    Lanka has always been a greedy case with politicians over-riding anxious civil servants fearing transfer, no promotion.

    Northern DRO takes bribe of a bottle of Arrack loses his job and his son joins the boys to become a deadly Tiger.Hail Hitler!!

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